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Below is the historic list of folks who have contributed in the past (Thank You All)
Boo Eyeplug acts as webmaster/designer for the Eyeplug site. Not the most social of creatures and with several personality issues, and rather exotic, eccentric tastes for obscure ‘cultish’ stuff which makes his ramblings seem even more sweetly abstract and often annoying.
Abitha PallettAbitha Pallett Bursting into the dusty confines of the Eyeplug Editorial Gentleman’s Club comes Abitha, knocking antimacassars flying and tipping over the aspidistra as she roars the message of youth into the ear trumpet of sedentary maturity. Currently hosting her own vibrant weekly online radio show, Teenage Kicks (Thurdsays, 6pm, fnoob.com). She’ll be along periodically to kick up a righteous fuss, grandpa.
Alf EyeplugI am a writer for Eyeplug Magazine. I enjoy Media and the Music Industry. I also pride myself on being a keen Cricketer playing for my local team. For any enquiries please use the email listed below email@example.com
Colin -Mohair Sweets- BryceOne of Canada’s late 70’s “punk” rock crowd and from 1997 to 2007 the fellow behind Mohair Sweets print and webzine. Currently passes the time by playing the odd gig or two, shaking his head, wringing his hands and pondering whether or not the tape vaults of the legendary Pirates are really exhausted.
Dave Showplug TaylorDave Showplug Taylor is owner of Showplug Promotions, a man who makes things happen, loves providing great affordable quality Events, Gigs, Shows, Comedy Plugs and great all around Entertainment. Works closely alongside Eyeplug Media and lives by the Sea with his Family. Loves the MC5 and Cold Beer.
David ErdosDavid Erdos is an actor, writer, director, lecturer, illustrator and filmmaker. He has been a contributing editor for the international times since 2015. His books include EASY VERSES FOR DIFFICULT TIMES, OIL ON SILVER, THE SCAR ON THE CLOUD, NEWS FROM MARS, BYZANTIUM (with the photographer Max Reeves) and the forthcoming Brexit fuelled opus WARMING THE WOUND.
Eyeplug@WOWFestEyeplug@WOWFest - Insider Media Coverage and the First Event Hook UP from the MULTI-MOOD-MACHINE SOUNDSYSTEM fro a new Festival taking place this August 2012 in Shanklin, Isle Of Wight in fab settings with a super dooper line up! Watch out for new, reviews, articles, insights, and general focus right up to the Event itself and beyond! Check out the WOWFest webiste and come along for the Party! Tickets Available Now!
Folky BobBob is EYEPLUG’s folk expert, he hosts ‘Bob’s Folk Show’ on Radio Wey, every Tuesday from 9-11pm – there you can catch everything from pre-war blues, to roots and acoustic singer songwriters and he also has many great live acts booked for upcoming sets. If you think your music will suit his show please send your cd's to; Bob Meyer, Radio Wey Studio, St Peters, Chertsey, KT16 OPZ, or send an email!
Freddie ValentineFreddie Valentine is a man of Humour, Music, Performance, Words, Wit, Wisdom and an all-round Creative Force via his Works at The Inner-I Group, Psychic Today and Psychic Sofa and also with key events like Karnival of Kitsch, He is a Psychic Medium and authority on Tarot, Ghosts, Ouija and the darker side of life! A fine Yodeller and host of The Mystic Menagerie Podcast!
Gary PowellA dub & reggae obsessed punk rocker with a dark history in the goth underworld and European horror films...now hacking through the psychedelic jungle. Leads a secret voodoo cult in the Dorset countryside , likes motorcycle racing and can be persuaded to drink beer...
Glen.mannersGlen Manners is front-man of SE London’s finest rock combo ‘Dig For Victory’. He is an avid collector of music, especially records between the magical years of ‘66 and ‘73. Over last 12 years Glen has been joyfully soaking up some of the finest indie/mod/hippie hangouts across London. And at the ripe old age of 32, can not envisage a time when he would ever want to slow down. Glen has one eye on the worlds rich musical heritage and another firmly on the here and now, this can give him the most startlingly odd look but that is simply the way he likes it. Glen is a television freak, movie buff, lyricist and ever playful optimist.
Jeff MonkLong serving music writer and hermit from the frozen center of Canada JM spends his days creating a pleasant environment for world class ballet dancers while a looping soundtrack of loud rock and roll music boils continuously in his head. This is something that can't be fixed. At your service. Now buy him a cigar and exit.
Johna JohnsonJohna Johnson is a writer and collector and well known face and much loved character on the UK Punk Scene. Having followed and worked with a lot of the leading bands from ‘back in the day’, he is currently working on a Compilation Book Project about his and others passion for the original Adam & The Antz (pre-pop) and is open to talks from Publishers and serious interested parties. Please feel free to get in touch using the links here below!
Kris NeedsEYEPLUG is delighted to have Needsy on board as our resident living leg end. An author, journalist, editor, DJ, broadcaster, producer, rabbit herder and musician in his own right, Kris has embraced the widest range of music across several decades and music has wisely hugged him right back. In addition to contributing to Mojo and Record Collector and popularising the gnu, Kris is currently co-hosting the weekly Needsy and Hutchfever broadcast on fnoob.com, with his lovely wife, Michelle.
Long JohnCharming Chap and a new sharp force for Eyeplug, being a toppermost writer with a keen appreciation for things of quality and distinction. A well known face on the London ‘Mod’ Scene but with an open mind and heart. Got a strange interest in Pirates? One to watch out for!
Max GalliMax Galli was born in Rome in 1969, the son of a photographer and a housewife. Illustrator, graphic designer and writer, he embraced the culture and the aesthetics of the Sixties more than two decades ago. Max published three novels, an anthology of short stories and four comic books, and contributed to several magazines ( "Storie", "Vintage", "Blue" and "Misty Lane"). During the years he realized loads of cartoons, pin ups, record and cd covers and posters for Italian and European bands. He lived in London from 1998 to 2003, joining in the London Mod scene, from which he took inspiration for his work. His comic books “The Beatnix” and “The Adventures of Molly Jones” reached international success, especially in United Kingdom and USA.
Michelle CoomberA child of the 50s, remembers the 60s, partied in the 70s and was hung-over in the 80s. Used to sit in David Bowie’s garden, Biba’s shop window and leaned on the jukebox in SEX, stood up occasionally. Raised in Fulham by very cool parents and a stone’s throw from The Nashville, The Greyhound, Hammersmith Odeon and Kings Road. Still mourns the Speakeasy and Wardour Street’s Marquee plus other deceased London music venues and greasy spoons. Worked for Mary Quant in the 70s and enjoyed the social scene that went with it. Was surrounded by punk squats in the mid-70s and hung out at Beggar’s Banquet basement studio watching bands drink and rehearse while avoiding electrocution. Went to Lindsay Kemp’s mime classes with punk goddess Jordan, we were both rubbish. Grew up with Paul Cook and got hit over the head by Sid’s guitar at the Speakeasy. Saw many iconic gigs back in the day including New York Dolls at Biba’s Rainbow Room and Ziggy Stardust’s farewell show at Hammersmith. Lived in NY & LA in ’79, mainly went to gigs and posed in a leather jacket. Worked in live events production for The Hippodrome in the 80s and produced and directed fringe theatre while working in film and TV in the 90s. Still dabbles in publicity work and writes scripts which gather dust. Works at Ealing Studios and recently formed a film production company. Always listening to music and reads constantly, re-learning guitar and loves all things creative. Still writes with pen and paper. Started to talk to people at bus stops.
Nick BuckleMusician/Mocker. Original South Londoner now spending his efforts on a thriving scene in and around Stroud, Gloucestershire (the wild west). Nick plays with Thee Ones too keep him out of trouble and puts on the occasional Mocker Club for the musically aware.
Nick ChurchillNick Churchill has written professionally for more than 25 years. Currently a busy Journalist undertaking a wealth of celebrity interviews and human interest features to writing speeches, generating web and media content and production scripts. His first book, Yeah Yeah Yeah: The Beatles & Bournemouth - got great reviews. He has also worked on projects for Duncan Bannatyne, Harry Hill, James Caan, Scott Mills and Peter Dickson, the voice of The X Factor. His obvious passion for words and natural genuine integrity is most refreshing.
Nick SkuseYears of hard sitting around doing nothing of note have made Nick the man he is today, cutting his teeth on the music scene of the south of England and writing for such epic publications as the Basingstoke Gazette and Josaka.com. Nick has moved on to the greener pastures of Cornwall where he endeavours to drag the reluctant and disinterested on a quest for greater knowledge and enlightenment. His personal mantra simply echoes the awesome words of the greatest band never to have lived ‘Be excellent to each other! And party on, dudes’.
Nick WilsonDied saving his family from the sinking wreck of a battleship.
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Reinhardt HaydnThe love child of an American diplomat and a waitress from Denton, Texas, Reinhardt was educated in Switzerland and Austria before returning to the US with his valet and acolyte, Raoul. A noted journalist, critic and countercultural powerhouse, Haydn has contributed to scores of magazines and written several books including The Inevitable Plastic Explosion (Winner of the Weintraub Literary Shield, 2004) and the popular Wyclef Jean Mysteries series. He has homes in Colorado and Geneva.
Richard CabutRichard Cabut is the author of the novel Dark Entries (Cold Lips Press), and co-editor/-writer of the anthology Punk is Dead: Modernity Killed Every Night (Zer0 Books). His journalism has featured in the Guardian, the Daily Telegraph, NME (pen name Richard North), etc. Richard’s plays have been performed at various theatres in London and nationwide. He played in the punk band Brigandage (LP Pretty Funny Thing – Gung Ho Records). www.richardcabut.com
Roxanne FontanaRoxanne Fontana is a singer, songwriter, recording artist, fashion designer and author of the memoir American Girl. As an indie artist, she has released several CDs and download singles. She has worked with Dino Danelli, Gordon Raphael and Jack Douglas as producers. Her antique beaded necklaces have been sold in Los Angeles, and her clothing designs have been sold in England.
Simon MorganPunk rocker, folk strummer, baby social worker, and parent, Simon Morgan is a polymath. He has brought you many things in his time – as Jean Encoule he created the legendary trakMARX website, but has now stepped from behind his alter ego to reveal his true, vibrant colours. Despite having gone prematurely orange, he maintains a youthful open-mindedness, which he combines with his vast experience and ready wit. His debut solo album, Domestic Abuse is now available. “Spirit/Is Life/It flows through/The death of me/ Endlessly/Like a River/ Unafraid/Of Becoming/The sea.” (Gregory Corso)
Sir Sidney Rough DiamondSir Sidney Rough Diamond. Love child of the late Irene Handel. A spy for the local co-operative funeral parlour. Doesn't like cartoons, none of the characters age only the times change. No thanks I gave up LSD a long time hence. Likes a small pot of Earl Grey, avoids the train when ever possible. Has a giant statue of footballer George Best in his lugubrious downstairs toilet which hasn't seen a lick of emulsion since the Beatles Strawberry Fields Forever was denied the top spot by well known spit roaster Engelbert Humperdinck. He hates mediocrity in all things especially socks. His extensive records collection is the only thing he‘d rescue in a fire. That and his 100 year old African Grey Parrot the ubiquitous Lady Anne Fanny the 3rd of Binchester.
tonymAfter leaving school and deciding that work wasn't for me, I got my first record contract at 18 with my band Long Tall Shorty. This quickly went kaput, the contract that is, and we were left scrabbling around releasing records on small independant labels for a couple of years until salvation dropped into my lap. I bumped into my old associates, The Angelic Upstarts who had just lost their bass guitarist and I blagged my way into the job. They were doing pretty well with a big Emi contract and records getting into the lower reaches of the chart and the best bit of all, American Tours so I spent nearly 3 years doing nothing but making music and having a great time. After that all ended I did a few gigs here and there but it had lost it's magic so I just gave up playing for a few years. Eventually in 2000, I got a new version of Long Tall Shorty together and have been making records and touring in Europe and the UK ever since. I also play sessions for other artists several times a year and have been working lately with a fabulous singer-songwriter called Kiria who just released her first LP. The future for her looks very bright and it's great to see that after 30+ years of making music, there are still young artists with as much enthusiasm and commitment as I had, trying to make great music.