…this Metzger is the founder of Disinformation portal to left-wing politics, critic of mainstream media, publisher and midnight “head fuck” TV series.
Dan () and I drove up to Re-evolution, a counter culture bookstore in Tarzana, to check it out. On the way up Nicco () happened to call and we invited him along. Speaking of weird, on the same block is this storefront built to look like a car grill.

Richard is a modern Robert Leroy Ripley (believe it or not) and his work usually focuses on the weird and unusual, subjects close to my heart.
He showed a few segments from the series he did for the BBC before answering questions.

Interesting facts:

  • When the conservative financial backer of disinfo.com discovered that the site wasn’t just about UFO’s, paranoids and weirdos but in fact held a strong left-wing bias Richard blackmailed him to save it.
  • Dan discovered DMT and I’m again reconsidering soberity.
  • When crazy people see themselves being interviewed on TV they’re never worried that they look crazy, they’re more concerned with the production elements, like lighting.

Afterward, Nicco and I talked in person for the first time in about six years. It was a worthwhile trip and I think that future expeditions to LA are definitely in order.

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Comments: (3)


  1. but your audio engineer made me sound like I am.

    Comment by anonymous — April 12, 2004 @ 3:42 am

  2. I *heart* Richard Metzgar… but man, in that picture he looks like he’s contemplating a decidedly grotesque murder.

    Comment by the_bone — April 18, 2004 @ 11:51 am

  3. Not anymore it’s not. Re-evolution is gone. I drove by today, and it looks like it’s been gone for a while. Can’t say I’m surprised. Niche bookstores that service paranoids and wackos can’t stay in business when B&N will carry the same psycho alternative books. It’s hard being a rebel when the marketplace embraces it’s own detractors and critics.

    Comment by sewyrn — July 15, 2004 @ 2:17 pm

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