Richard Metzger Occupation:
Jack-off All Trades Interests:
Rastafari, Marxism, BBC comedy, teeth whiteners, Cary Grant, my TARDIS Biography:
I was born in a cross-fire hurricane. I howled at my ma in the drivin' rain. But it's all right now, in fact, it's a gas.
05.20.14 / Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Eric Clapton, Neil Young & The Band in ‘The Alternate Last Waltz’
Tara McGinley Occupation:
Elegant Nay Sayer Interests:
Stuff, Widgets, Objects, Things, Gadgets Biography:
I'm ashamed of the things I've done for a Klondike Bar.
05.21.14 / Twin Peaks-themed shower curtains
Marc Campbell Occupation:
Musician, writer Interests:
All of it Biography:
Marc Campbell was the lead singer and lyricist for THE NAILS who recorded two critically acclaimed albums for RCA records. He's best known for the cult hit "88 Lines About 44 Women". Later this year, Campbell will be releasing his first solo album, "Tantric Machine". He is also working on a book, 44 WOMEN, an erotic memoir spanning the 60s and 70s, from the hippies to the punks. "Having been passionately involved with the social and artistic revolutions of those decades, I see many connections between the two and how one grew out of the other. 44 WOMEN pays tribute to the power and glory of sex, drugs, rock and roll...and LOVE. It is dedicated to the women in my life who did their best to keep me human". Marc currently lives in Austin, Texas with his beautiful Turkish girlfriend and his chihuahua Freddy. He likes good wine, rock and roll and hardboiled detective novels. He agrees with Timothy Leary that "intelligence is the ultimate aphrodisiac".
01.01.14 / Remembering my friend, Klaus Nomi
Paul Gallagher Occupation:
Writer, blogger, friendly, neighborhood word-slinger. Interests:
Books, art, film, theater, tea and symphonies. Biography:
Writer, blogger, dog-walker. Producer and Director of TV documentaries. Born in East Kilbride, lives in Glasgow, Scotland.
05.21.14 / Class war: The making of Lindsay Anderson’s revolutionary film ‘If…’
Physics, Cryptography, Religion, Bands, Alternative lifestyles Biography:
Born into a family of musicians, moved to New York as a small child. Degrees in Physics, Chinese language and electrical engineering. Lived in Shanghai China in the late 80s. Lived in London from 2006 to 2010. 4 US patents (in ultrafast laser optics, multiwavelength optical networks and online transaction systems). After a career in physics/EE, moved into banking in 2002. Currently work for a "too big to fail" bank. Member of UMOUR art and event collective.
08.05.13 / Reefer Man: Did Louis Armstrong turn Richard Nixon into his drug mule?
Jason Schafer Occupation:
Librarian/Media Specialist, Semi-retired rock weirdo Interests:
American Counterculture, Information Systems, Off-Grid Farming, Freaks, Ohio Rock n' Roll Biography:
I was born in Wheeling, West Virginia, and then moved a lot, living in Houston, TX, Pittsburg, PA, Wheeling (Again), Erlanger, KY, Cincinnati, OH, New York, NY, Kent, OH and Chicago, IL before finally settling down in Cleveland in 2000.
I grew up on a skateboard during a time when you got beaten-up for doing so.
For the past 20 years, I've played in bands from Kentucky and Ohio that you've never heard of, all of them pretty good.
I have a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science.
I'm married to my pal, Lisa, a social activist and musician. We have two kids that we're trying to turn into conscientious, non-uptight American citizens. Some day, we'll all live on a farm.
12.30.13 / Zany geologist suggested bombing Japan’s volcanoes to force unconditional surrender in 1944
Ron Kretsch Occupation:
Pictures, words, sounds Interests:
See "Occupation" Biography:
Formerly: art director and music writer, back when "newspapers" were a thing. Currently: guitarist/slacker layabout.
05.20.14 / The whitest rap battle in history—on ‘Jeopardy’