So Sports Illustrated put out a list of 100 Essential Twitter Follows, but who cares? Corporate back entity backs other corporate back entities, but there are some real creative people who are essential to the Elevator Doors blog in terms of keeping our hair in tact when the world gets wooly and lame.
8. Mold Omen
The official band of this old blog, Mold Omen keeps the streets of the experimental music scene clean of their presence since one of them decided to start a dumb sports blog and the other had a kid. But they’ll be back!
7. Mike Pursley
The talented musician and writer based in Baltimore has been a creative consultant behind the scenes of the blog and podcast, all the while kicking esoterica in the rear with his articles. A brother from another mother.
The man wrote Neuromancer, the Bridge Trilogy, the Blue Ant trilogy, envisioned the future 20 years before it happened, etc etc. The most essential science fiction writer since Philp K Dick was taken back to his home planet.
This podcast is about guys who are friends getting drunk and talking about monster movies. What are you waiting for?
The Overweight Lover of the Orioles bullpen is full of seductive thoughts and is the shining star of parody twitter accounts. Missing him would be a no-no, no, girl, no.
From Hal Hartley movies (close your browser immediately and watch Henry Fool if you haven’t) to being Rusty Venture on the greatest animated series ever to his own killer one man show podcast Getting On with James Urbaniak, the man is the tops.
Sam and Allen own the Baltimore area on nuanced, thoughtful and side splitting takes on the long baseball season. Their podcast has become a staple so much that I once appeared on it and managed not to ruin it! True professionals.
1. Dana Gould
Marc Maron called him the “Godfather of alternative comedy”, his standup is legendary, he wrote on some of the greatest years of The Simpsons and is a walking Planet of the Apes encyclopedia. The alpha and omega.