Carlye Archibeque, Hollywood, CA
I am helpless to stop myself from writing
and organizing. After having been involved in so many indy magazines,
most of which I wrote reviews for or was the reviews editor, I got
tired of having my heart broken every time the zine went belly up.
So I've come to the internet where space is relative and publishing
costs are low, (due mostly to the talent and generosity of Jason
and Brett from 420.org). I hope to provide fans of cult and indy
music, film, and books a place where they can come to find out what's
new and interesting.
Joy Calderwood, Portland, OR
My idea about movie reviewing is that potential
audiences want to know what the viewing experience is like, not
how the movie fits into a body of work. I like to transmit the experience
of the art, whatever it may be.
David Cooper, El Segundo, CA
In between carrying out demonic sacrifices
and spending an unhealthy amount of time with animals, he surfs
the web for hidden jewels of knowledge, which he promptly auctions
off on Ebay to the highest bidder. He is also known for his generally
cynical and bitter attitude, which he attributes to having reviewed
too many poetry chapbooks over the years.
Brett Davidson, Los Angeles, CA
Web geek and lover of delicious candy, Brett
writes reviews mostly when he feels like it and mostly for stuff
he likes - although it's often fun to turn him loose on some piece
of crap that really sucks. His tastes tend toward the jam bands
and party sounds of Dave Matthews Band, Gov't Mule and Santana,
and he is co-owner of the 420.org website.
Erica Erdman, El Segundo, CA
Lives with her cats. Works for Federal Express.
Has a book out, The Apocalyptic Kid on Sacred Beverage Press, and
is working on her second collection which will be published by The
Inevitable Press. Illustrates. Reviews books and other things, upon
request. She is fond of good comic art and anime as well as a snidely
Amélie Frank, Van Nuys, CA
Works for the mouse by day and is the founder
of Sacred Beverage Press at all other times. Sits on the Board of
Directors for Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center and is a Director
of the Valley Contemporary Poets reading series. She has an appreciation
for all honest art as well as disco.
Ralph Haselmann, Jr., Clinton, NJ
Ralph edited and published Lucid Moon poetry
magazine from 1997-2000, were he published many famous as well as
up and coming writers each month. The magazine is on indefinite
hiatus but the web site is thriving at http://www.lucidmoonpoetry.com
. Ralph was named Editor Of The Year in 1997 by Cedar Hill Review,
who called him the hardest working editor in the small press. He
has had 14 broadsides published and has had over 300 poems published
in over 50 magazines. Ralph also writes poetry book reviews for
four web sites including the prestigious Exquisite Corpse. Ralph's
first two poetry books, Wounded Heart, Naked Soul and Scattershot
Haze are due in April 2001. And the Beat goes onĚ.
Jane Hinde, Seattle, WA
Jane prefers to remain anonymous in her personal
life. As for her review style, she likes work that breaks out of
the mainstream and pushes the reader to examine their own sensibilities
and beliefs. Her favorite authors are William Gibson and Ann Rice;
music favorites include Elvis Costello & AC/DC; and her favorite
films include "Gone With the Wind" and "Full Metal Jacket".
Victor Infante, Boston, MA
He is a poet, writer and recovering anarchist
living in Orange County, who has written everything from poetry
to fiction to political journalism to rock criticism to theoretical
literary essays. He is currently a regular contributor to the OC
Weekly and is the former Managing Editor for Next... Magazine. His
writing has appeared in such diverse periodicals as The OC Register,
The San Antonio Current, Worcester Magazine, the Boston Poet, Local
Concierge and numerous poetry journals. Generally, he likes anything
as long as it's good and sincere. Favorite musicians (at the moment)
include: Talking Heads, The Jam, Tori Amos, The Clear, Bad Religion,
Gustav Mahler & Dar Williams; favorite major poets (at the moment)
include W.H. Auden, Thomas Lux, T.S. Eliot, Patricia Smith and Carolyn
Forche. Hates all politicians. Loves all liquor.
Bill Lopez, Monterey Park, CA
Why scribble for this site? It's something
I enjoy. If a reader can glean some interesting info, if the reader
is moved in some fashion (hatred, disgust, shock), then I've done
my job. I love all kinds of music so my plan is to dip into the
genre pool and see what treasures I can find. Sometimes I'll veer
towards the mainstream, and other times, I'll try to go as far afield
Richard Modiano, Sherman Oaks, CA
Michael Paul, Costa Mesa, CA
Although a card-carrying Luddite, Michael
Paul toils by day constructing on-ramps and off-ramps for the information
super-highway. Even though he dresses like a ranch hand, he has
never spoken an unkind word to a cow, much less punched one. Although
he is a poet, painter, and occasional percussionist, he never-the-less
finds time to scribble criticism for this webzine.
Carlos "Cake" Nunez, Hollywood,
Cake is a regular rock n' roll writer as his
collection of over 1,000 albums will attest.
Marc Olmsted, San Francisco, CA
Buddhist, elder statesman, voice of cyber-porn,
Marc Olmsted loves old movies and new ideas.
Jack Sanderson, Hollywood, CA
Convinced there is a better life somewhere
and a better way to live, Jack is forever searching for those things
in books. He is especially entertained by stories about lives, societies
and religions gone awry. Between books he watches almost any movie
and works as a freelance writer and practicing thespian.
Sage de Tejas, Comfort, TX
Sage is an endangered Texas Democrat who counts
among her passions Texas music, rock en español, muscle cars,
tattooing, cycling, and True Crime. She shares her world with Malamutes,
bicycles, and her husband Angel Spoons (in that order). While she
enjoys offending Republican conservatives, she also enjoys working
for Kinky Friedman, former frontman of the Texas Jewboys. She would
also like to say "sorry about the whole Dubya thing".
G. Murray Thomas, Long Beach, CA
G. Murray Thomas edited and published Next...
Magazine, a poetry news magazine for Southern California, from 1994
to 1998. He is much happier just writing reviews for someone else.
He is also a poet, and has performed throughout SoCal. His writings
have appeared in numerous small magazines, including Sic, Skratch,
Panik, Caffeine, Lummox Journal, Pearl and Chiron Review.
Scott Wannberg, Mar Vista,
Scott Wannberg is the living embodiment of the
post hypnotic funk boogie. Writer, poet, improv actor and all around
fabulous human being Wannberg was a member of the inthemoment poetry
troupe The Carma Bums and is currently a member of the staff at
Robert Wynne, Fort Worth, TX
Robert Wynne holds an MFA in Poetry from Antioch
University. He is the author of 3 chapbooks, and his work has appeared
in numerous magazines throughout the United States. He is co-founder
and co-editor of Cider Press Review, an annual poetry anthology.
By day, he is a mild-mannered Supply Chain Manager (?), but by night,
he leaps tall words with a pogo stick and dreams of having super