Notes on Contributors
has been a singer and songwriter with the Atlanta-based
rock band the Swimming Pool Q's since
The Q's have recorded
five albums, including the most recent "World War Two Point Five"
He also performs with the group the Su-
preme Court. He has written for newspapers and small publications.
The present piece is excerpted from his critical autobiography, "I
Posed with the Gods."
is a contributing editor at Rollin8 Stone. He is
the coeditor of The Rollin8 Stone Illustrated History of Rock
and The Rollin8 Stone Album Guide. He holds a Ph.D. in American
literature and has taught at Indiana University and Emory University.
writes on pop culture, mass media, and the arts for the
New York Times, New York, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Chi-
ca80 Tribune. His column of cultural criticism, "Guerrilla Semiotics,"
appears quarterly in Mondo 2000. In October
published his nonfiction title Cyberculture: Road Warriors, Console
Cowboys, and the Silicon Under8round.
is a freelance writer working out of Atlanta. He wrote the
chapter on Prince for The Rollin8 Stone Illustrated History of Rock
Roll and is also one of the four critics who compiled The Rollin8 Stone
is a composer and Assistant Professor of Music at Indiana
University, where he teaches a series of courses that he developed on
the history of rock and popular music. He is the recent recipient of
a grant for composition from the National Endowment for the Arts
and is completing a history of rock music, which will be published in
Currently rotting in the musty catacombs of Perkins Library at Duke
University where he is at least occasionally a graduate student,