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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.

Recent Entries

  • 07.10.14 / Marianne Faithfull is naked under leather in ‘Girl on a Motorcycle’
  • 07.10.14 / The most idiotic moment on Fox News so far today
  • 07.09.14 / Cheech & Chong’s classic ‘Basketball Jones’ cartoon
  • 07.09.14 / Does eating mango boost the effects of marijuana?
  • 07.08.14 / Stravinsky conducts Stravinsky
  • 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.

    Recent Entries

  • 07.11.14 / There’s a Depeche Mode bar in Tallinn, Estonia
  • 07.10.14 / ‘Oh man, I shot Marvin in the face’ action figure
  • 07.10.14 / Steven Spielberg, ‘animal killer, disgusting inhumane prick’
  • 07.09.14 / ‘Sad Brazilians’: Website dedicated to Brazilians crying
  • 07.09.14 / Massive wasp nest fused to a La-Z-Boy recliner looks like an art installation
  • 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".

    Recent Entries

  • 03.20.14 / Youth gone wild: San Francisco street gangs of the 1960s set to a bongo blasting beat
  • 03.19.14 / High flying Byrd: Long overdue documentary on Gene Clark is essential viewing
  • 02.25.14 / What no pastrami?!: Egg cream scented candles from Katz’s deli
  • 02.24.14 / ‘Self-expression is evil’: The mind-boggling beauty of David Thomas and two pale boys
  • 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.

    Recent Entries

  • 07.11.14 / Medieval Times: Attack of the giant killer rabbits!
  • 07.10.14 / Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s early short gangster film ‘A Little Chaos’
  • 07.09.14 / ‘Ghosts’ photobomb portraits of their loved ones
  • 07.08.14 / Polari: The secret language of gay men
  • 07.07.14 / ‘Ghostly fossils’: Beautiful, detailed paper sculptures of cells and microbes
  • Heather Drain

    Occupation: Freelance Writer a Go-Go
    Interests: fringe art, cult cinema, road trips, rock & roll,
    Biography: Freelance Writer from the South with a born love of left-of-center cinema, bastard art and aesthetic jeet-kune-do.

    Recent Entries

  • 07.08.14 / ‘Massacre at Central High’: ‘Lord of the Flies’ 70s style
  • 06.24.14 / ‘Bijou’: Wakefield Poole’s pioneering gay art film, a sensual and sensory experience
  • 05.21.14 / Shocking Pink: ‘Back Issues: The Hustler Magazine Story’
  • 05.14.14 / A human Tarot comes to life in Alejandro Jodorowsky’s ‘The Dance of Reality’
  • 04.16.14 / ‘Viking Angel’: Hollywood Babylonia
  • Thomas McGrath

    Occupation: Writer and scrounger
    Interests: Hip hop, literature, parapolitics, hangovers
    Biography: Once went to a restaurant in Tenerife that had 'turkey gizzard and fun spaghetti' on the menu.

    Recent Entries

  • 03.28.14 / Classic rock conspiracy theory: ‘Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon,’ the dark heart of the hippie dream
  • 10.31.13 / ‘Kneel Through The Dark’: Talking art, magick, Crowley and cats with filmmaker James Batley
  • 10.26.13 / Xerox Ferox and the Lost Art of the Horror Film Fanzine
  • 10.06.13 / ‘DO NOT EAT THE CAKE OF LIGHT!’ Dangerous Minds attends Aleister Crowley’s Gnostic Mass
  • 09.19.13 / Jimmy Page on the art of songwriting, a Dangerous Minds exclusive
  • Em

    Occupation: Banker
    Interests: 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.

    Recent Entries

  • 05.27.14 / HOW did McDonald’s get such a shitty new mascot? (A ‘true enough’ story)
  • 05.02.14 / Want a revolution? Left unchecked, parasitical capitalism WILL produce one
  • 10.02.13 / Codex Seraphinianus: A new edition of the strangest book in the world
  • 08.29.13 / ‘Star Drunk’: Hilarious shit-faced sci-fi film written by and starring DRUNK people
  • 08.16.13 / Real life steampunk: When New York had the original Hyperloop
  • Amber Frost

    Occupation: Freelance writer, Musician, and I'm the Girl Friday of Socialism
    Interests: rock 'n' roll, activism, US culture, New York
    Biography: I'm in love with Rock 'n' Roll, and I'll be out all night.

    Recent Entries

  • 07.11.14 / Cringe at ‘Uncle Tom’s Bungalow,’ the Merrie Melodies ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’ parody
  • 07.11.14 / Photo series of Americans lying in seven days worth of their own garbage
  • 07.10.14 / Jack Nicholson as Napoleon? Watch ‘Lost Kubrick: The unfinished films of Stanley Kubrick’
  • 07.10.14 / Otto Dix captures the violence and brutality of war’s front lines in ‘Der Krieg’
  • 07.09.14 / British Falklands War telex reads like dialogue from ‘Dr. Strangelove’
  • Kimberly J. Bright

    Occupation: writer, amateur anthropologist, flâneur
    Interests: Anthroposophy, glam rock, power pop, Jacobites, druids, Vikings, Waldorf education, Pomeranian folklore
    Biography: Just a simple country housewife.

    Recent Entries

  • 07.09.14 / You must sip it: DEVO’s Jerry Casale and his blue-collar wine
  • 06.23.14 / Anarchist icon Emma Goldman’s warning about capitalism from jail, 1893
  • 06.11.14 / Incredible unpublished 1995 interview with Bikini Kill’s Kathleen Hanna
  • 06.11.14 / Fear and Loathing in elementary school: Ralph Steadman’s ‘Little Red Computer’
  • 06.09.14 / Bring back Hothead Paisan, homicidal lesbian terrorist
  • Martin Schneider

    Occupation: Writer, editor, gadabout
    Interests: Parcheesi, pipe, robe, slippers, cognac snifter
    Biography: When I was a baby Duke Ellington told my mom that she should listen to whatever I say, because "he knows where it's at." It's been downhill ever since.

    Recent Entries

  • 07.11.14 / Fashion mastication: ‘Pre-chewed’ blue jeans nibbled by lions, tigers and bears
  • 07.10.14 / Incredible H.R. Giger bar puts you in the belly of the Xenomorph
  • 07.10.14 / ‘The Kids are United’: Footage from Reading Festival 1978 featuring The Jam, Sham 69, Ultravox
  • 07.09.14 / Playful ‘Socialist Circle’ animation will delight (and confuse) you
  • 07.08.14 / DC Comics denies use of Superman logo for statue of child murder victim
  • 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.


    Recent Entries

  • 01.12.14 / Harvey Pekar’s pal and ‘Genuine Nerd’ Toby Radloff hilariously croons about cocaine
  • 01.07.14 / Studs Terkel interviews a very young Bob Dylan in 1963 and it’s incredible
  • 01.01.14 / Happy New Year!  Weird versions of ‘Auld Lang Syne’ performed on theremins!
  • 12.30.13 / Lester Bangs predicts the future of rock n’ roll in 1980
  • 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.

    Recent Entries

  • 07.11.14 / Undead, undead, undead: Happy birthday to Peter Murphy of Bauhaus!
  • 07.09.14 / You’ll Die Laughing: MAD artist Jack Davis’ wonderfully funny horror trading cards
  • 07.08.14 / ‘Lamps everywhere’: Utterly psychotic New Orleans furniture commercials
  • 07.08.14 / The cosmic post-hardcore of Lungfish
  • 07.07.14 / Cabaret Voltaire to perform live for the first time in over 20 years
  • Howie Pyro

    Occupation: DJ, musician, writer, out of control collector...
    Interests: Rare crazy records, Spook show memorabilia, cheap 60's merchandise aimed at teenagers, fashion, freaks, monster movies &
    Biography: Happy to be one of The Usual Gang Of Idiots. If you want a real bio there is one here: http://www.awmok.com/author/howiepyro/

    Recent Entries

  • 06.27.14 / ‘Playground: Growing Up in the New York Underground’: The best book yet on the dawn of punk rock
  • 06.23.14 / We have Pat Boone to thank for the most psychotic and deranged rockabilly record of all time!
  • 06.18.14 / Iggy Pop found tortured with the Dalai Lama and Karl Lagerfeld!
  • 06.16.14 / Dali and Warhol’s Ultra Violet light goes out. R.I.P Superstar Ultra Violet
  • 06.12.14 / Check out these rare 1967 Velvet Underground covers from Dutch kids and U.S. soldiers in Vietnam!