Angsthead.com Staff Bios
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Send an e-mail to Mark
I am the evil overlord here at Angsthead.com. Since I did all the design work and coding for this site (through my company Hierographix), the rest of the Angsthead.com staff must now labor, sweatily, beneath my malign gaze, while I recline in torpid splendor and watch them toil.
My hobbies include competitive paste-eating, hyperventilation and annoying my wife. My motto is "LIVE BIG".
Charlie "Wisconsin Cheddar" Eckstrom
Send an e-mail to Charlie
Charlie was born in a single-room cabin above the Arctic Circle in Alaska. While spending his childhood exploring the tundra with his trusty dog team, he learned many survival skills, which earned him his oft-used nickname, Yukon Charlie. After declining a scholarship to study the art of self-trepanation in Burma, he went on to major in Anarchy Studies at U.C. Santa Barbara. Discouraged by the state of anarchy in the U.S., Charlie embarked on a five-year worldwide adventure where he: learned how to sew soccer balls in Malaysia; became proficient at distilling palm wine in the interior of Kenya; and tended the gardens for the Archduke of Schuster in Austria. Longing for the sights and sounds of America, Charlie relocated to Los Angeles and became involved in the underground music scene (WAY underground). He now serves as the music editor for angsthead.com and lives with his pet monkey and personal valet, Mr. Poopy.
Send an e-mail to Evilsteven
I am evilsteven, web programmer and audio engineer. Living in Weehawken, New
Jersey, I am spitting distance across the Hudson from New Yawk Ciddy. Most of my
time is spent listening to bands like Guided By Voices, Elliott Smith, The Folk
Implosion and PJ Harvey, while producing games developed with Shockwave and
Flash. For me, music is best when it's dark and brooding, although sometimes I put
on happy pop for contrast. My favorite movies capture the essence of black humor:
Man Bites Dog, Reservoir Dogs, The Cook The Thief His Wife and Her Lover, Crumb
and Repo Man to name a few. People often ask me, "Are you really evil?" to which I
reply, "Did you say something?" then wander away, looking for somebody more
interesting to talk to.
Favorite Quotes: "If you're not paranoid, you must be crazy" - Hunter S. Thompson.
"Pressed, printed, stomped, tripped, trapped, tricked, packaged, shipped... I am
produced." - Robert Pollard. "There ain't no one gonna turn me 'round." - Alex
Send an e-mail to Joel
My name is Joel Avila, & I live in Santa Cruz, CA. For
the past 10 years, I have been working in the S.F. Bay
Area as a commercial photographer. Although when I first started,
I realized that I had the
potential to be a great fashion photographer - I decided
this was beneath me, as I had much higher aspirations.
I now shoot big ugly buildings, & moonlight doing product
photography of small computer widgets - sometimes under
great magnification - for the local computer industry.
I'm sure I made the right decision...although recently I
have been thinking about trying my hand at being a gourmet
food photographer (I hear the money is excellent shooting
Lately it appears I have been blessed with the fine honor
of being angsthead.com "picture editor". Hooray. So if
you have any artwork you're proud of, send it on through.
We promise to make you famous...or at least give everyone
with a net connection the ability to recognize your genius
by turning your precious artwork into low-rez "wallpaper".