Thom Metzger

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Th. Metzger is a writer[1] and musician who lives in Western New York. He teaches writing and literature at the State University of New York at Geneseo (his Alma Mater) and Brockport.

Writings[edit]

Th. Metzger is the author of:

Books:

  • Big Gurl - Penguin 1989
  • Shock Totem - Penguin 1990
  • Drowning in Fire - Penguin 1992
  • This is Your Final Warning - Autonomedia 1992
  • Blood and Volts: Edison, Tesla and the Electric Chair - Autonomedia 1996[1]
  • The Birth of Heroin and the Demonization of the Dope Fiend - Breakout Books 1998
  • Select Strange and Sacred Sites: the Ziggurat Guide to Western N.Y. Exit 18 Books 2002
  • Stonecutter 2002 Houghton Mifflin
  • Wild Ride to Heaven 2003 Houghton Mifflin
  • Ten Thousand Charms 2005 Houghton Mifflin
  • Beautiful City of the Dead 2006 Houghton Mifflin
  • Hydrogen Sleep and Speed - Poets' Press 2012
  • Undercover Mormon: a Spy in the House of the Gods - Roadswell Editions 2014


Short nonfiction:

  • "Transform and Rebel" Loompanics 1992
  • "Vicious Protoplasm: Eugenics and Modern Sex-War" Loompanics 1994
  • "Tobacco in Chains" Loompanics 1994
  • "Dr. Ripper: the Rise of Gynecological Surgery" Loompanics 1996
  • "This is Your Lobotomy" Loompanics 1997
  • "Descent into Hell", 1998
  • "Masturbational Insanity", Loompanics 1999
  • "Destroy all Goo-Goos: America’s Forgotten War" Loompanics 1999
  • "The Satan Sellers" Loompanics 2001
  • "Nameless Dread: The Function of Fear in a Controlled Society" Loompanics 2003
  • "Seized by Meat" Flurb 2007
  • "The Masonic Dream Engine" Flurb 2008

Short Fiction:

  • "Black Wax" and "X-Axis Versus Jocko" Semiotexte USA 1987
  • "All Right, Everybody on the Floor" Semiotexte S.F. 1989
  • "Downbound Train" Air Fish 1993
  • "Dark, Dark, Disco Days" Snake Eyes 1993
  • "Severin Hedz" Shock Rock 1994
  • "Star Time" Proud Flesh 1994
  • "Pyre" Fear Itself 1995
  • "The Meat Specter" Ritual Sex 1996
  • "Juice Boy Bucktooth Orpha Toy" Shock Waves 1996
  • "The Fly Room" Love in Vein II 1996
  • "Sphincter and Sphinx", Flurb #10, 2010

Poetry

  • "Cinnabar Charm"
  • "Red Virgin" Poet's Press 2009

He was a feature writer and columnist for City Newspaper (Rochester, N.Y.) from 1999-2006.

Music[edit]

In the 1980s, he performed solo under the name Blind Dudu Process.

He has sung with and played tenor sax, ontic trombone, trumpet, guitar and percussion in a number of bands, including:

  • Metzger, Landers, Seman (1983–1985)
  • Health and Beauty (1985–1988)
  • Nemo's Omen (1992–1995)
  • The Fabulous Rectotem (1996–1999))
  • The Badenovs (1999–2001)
  • Invisible Stain Removers (2010–present)

The Badenovs produced two CDs: Step on it Big Boy and Fearless Lieder, which feature the following songs written by Metzger:

  • "Who’s Been Raising the Dead Since I’ve Been Gone?"
  • "(It’s Time to) Party With Hitler’s Dog"
  • "Codeine and Corn Liquor"
  • "I’ll Never Eat Human Flesh Again"
  • "Dead Pope in the Road"
  • "Old Devil Spam"
  • "Stinkmeat Jubilee"
  • "I am the Other White Meat"
  • "High On Depression"
  • "Sweet Empire of Filth"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Craig D'Entrone (9 August 2000). "Current Fascination / 'The chair' continues to electrify...". Newsday. p. B3. 

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