Strangeroad.com encompasses the spirit of the counterculture, the artist, the bohemian, and the
revolutionary all rolled into one. The inspiration for the site comes from places like San Francisco,
New Orleans, Venice Beach, and Austin, Texas; From people like Jim Morrison, Jack Kerouac, Tupac Shakur,
Hunter S. Thompson, and Che Chuervo. Basically, the spirit of the underground mixed with the vast
possibilities of the internet.
The people of strangeroad.com are committed to the principals of artistic expression and the free flow of
ideas. Our main purpose is to provide a venue where independent artists of every genre and style can display their
work for an international audience, as well as a forum for the common citizen to express his or her ideas and
opinions. Our various sections offer a place for anything you could create. Whether you're an artist, a
musician, a poet, a film maker, a writer, or simply someone who has a creative idea or opinion,
Strangeroad has a place for you to express yourself freely. Your art is your own; Strangeroad has no
rights to any of your works other than to post it on the site.
For the person who doesn't feel like they are artistically inclined, or just a little shy, Strangeroad
offers a unique experience in entertainment and expression. The free flow of art and ideas is probably
the most important purpose of our lives. It is important to give these independent artists as much support
as possible because although they may not be the ones to change the world directly, perhaps they will
inspire those that will. The following is a brief description of each section.
Look, Strangeroad is an open forum artistic community so we try to go light on the guidelines. We want you to
express yourself in your way. Strangeroad however, does not accept pornography, that should go without saying,
and there are plenty of sites for that. We do understand that sex is a part of life and is therefore a part of
art, so we will use our own judgement in determining what is acceptable or not. Racial or ethnic hate speech is
also not tolerated. Other then that, it is completely up to our editors as to the quality of the work whether
it will be used or not. This is a site for everyone, so don't let that scare you, but we also reserve the right
to turn something down that just isn't quite there artisticly. This happens to all artists at one time or
another so don't get discouraged, simply work to better your writing, music or art. Not everything is for the
masses, we all have our works that are not up to snuff, it is a right of passage for young artists. Just send
your works to us at email@example.com, or via our contact page and join the revolution.
For bands and artists, this section provides a venue for you to post your music, bio info, pictures, upcoming
shows, links and contact info to a national audience. For the fan and critic, the music section offers a
place for album reviews, essays, and thoughts on particular genres, bands, time periods, venues, and anything
else music related. For fans, this is where the real music is at, not the created pop star; this is real so
tune in, listen up, and enjoy.
For aspiring poets this is the place to publish your work online for a national audience of your peers
and for publishing houses to read and enjoy. For the fan, strangeroad has a large collection
of poets representing different styles and age groups for your reading pleasure.
Strangeroad has a place for both fiction and nonfiction, stories by both novices and more experienced
writers alike to show their work to the world. Short stories offer a lot of freedom;
you can write about anything you want.
A free online gallery for artists. Simply send in up to 5 pictures of your work with your name and any
other relevant information, such as biography and contact info, for fans who would like to contact you
for purchases; we'll get you set up.
For the independent filmmaker, this is a good place to get started. The film section offers a venue for
anything film and movie related such as screenplays, essays, movie reviews, and information on independent
film festivals. In the future we will also be able to put short films and trailers for longer films onto
This is the bohemian travel guide. Write an article about a special place you live, have visited or an
adventure you've had and share it with the world.
The Issues section is a catch all for anything you want to rant about; an online editorial for the public. Write
about anything you want, including politics, social issues, sports, etc. and send it on over. You can
even post under an assumed name or no name at all; so all bets are off. Isn't freedom of speech grand.
Dr. D Speaks
A monthly editorial from our favorite professor, David Shevin, who teaches at Central State University in Ohio.
Dr. Shevin grew up in the 60s at a time of turmoil and change in the U.S. He's seen it all, done it all and
offers a unique and entertaining prospective on a variety of topics.
The Grey Area
You want strong opinions about the issues facing the world today, well you got them. Jonathan Downard is
opinionated, arrogant, and abrasive, but he is also one of the smartest people you will meet and puts together
articles with strong arguments and good old fashion common sense. He tells it how it is, and lays it out for
everyone to digest and either agree with or form counter arguments. The articles are informative, entertaining
and well worth the read time.
Notes from the Edge
A monthly editorial from our resident madman Prescott Johanson on issues ranging from football, travel,
politics, alternative energy, and drug use (mostly his own).