Summary

"you sound like a guy who wants to make something of yourself, so i'm sure you will, sooner or later."

-Iggy Pop on me, 1994


"...the guy acts like an ASSHOLE."

-Roger Ebert on me, 2010

(How'd I do, Iggy?)


Among other things, I've been a writer, a musician, a webmaster, a DJ, a convention organizer, a model, a wedding officiant, an erstwhile collectibles dealer, and a coke addict strip club owner in a virtual world. (That last one is play acting. Sorta.)


My work in various fields has been featured on MSNBC, and in publications like Beckett Sports Monthly, Propaganda, Resident Advisor and No Cover. I'm retired these days, but my hobbies keep me busy.

As I am no longer an active member of the workforce, I am not accepting offers of bona fide work these days. If you're interested in touching base or asking questions specific to my experience anyway, feel free, but please be respectful of my situation and genuine in your intentions.


Experience

Owner/Publisher

scottcrawford.org

If you lived here, you'd be home now. This website serves as a clearinghouse and portfolio for my past and current projects, the primary home for my writing, and as a museum about my life.

May 2012 - Present

Owner/Publisher

I need new hobbies.

After 5 1/2 years writing about trading cards at Scott Crawford On Cards, I decided to move to a new site, where I could continue to write about cards while also exploring my other hobbies. It's very vanilla by many peoples' standards, but it's the most joy I've gotten out of writing in a very long time, and the work has put me in touch with a great community of amateur and professional pop culture historians.

Sep 2010 - Present

Owner

Heck

Heck is my nightclub in the virtual world known as Second Life. I own it, and when I have time, I DJ there, as well. Strange things happen there, when things happen there at all. I'm hoping that the platform outlives the people in charge of it at the moment, because its potential is limitless in the right (or wrong) hands.

Dec 2006 - Present

DJ

Scott Crawford

I love playing music for people. I’m not so good at “playing the hits”, but I really do love creating a vibe, turning people onto new things and just listening socially. I’ve DJed in various settings online (highlight: DJing Kirsty Hawkshaw’s Halloween party in Second Life in 2007, though the remote feed I did to a party in London for their 2016 Halloween was a lot of fun as well) and off (I’ve DJed in Boston and Toronto, as well as doing so in venues throughout the New York metro area) for close to two decades. It should be noted that I am not a vinyl DJ (I have plenty of it at home, but find it unwieldy for the purpose of playing music for a crowd), so if you're the sort of elitist that requires your DJs to work with vinyl, you need not apply. For some examples of what my sets can (but don’t always) sound like, check out my Mixcloud account.

Oct 1999 - Present

Owner/Publisher

My Big, Black Cock.

What can I say about My Big, Black Cock that hasn't been said in hushed, embarrassed, yet strangely reverent tones by everyone who knows me? I retired the site in 2014, and the bulk of it is no longer available online, but for many years, it served as my main website. From talking in painful detail about my personal life, to interviewing musicians such as Andrew W.K., Pinky Beecroft, Cathedral, Richard Hackley and Kerry King from Slayer (my archive of those interviews is available here), to covering elections and marathons, to a bunch of other stuff that, truth be told, I'm also kind of embarrassed of now, I did it there, I've did it for longer than the majority of the Web has existed, and I did it in a world filled with people who are afraid to type the address of the site into their web browsers. Are you?

Oct 2000 - Jan 2014

Musician

Scott Crawford

I sing, play keyboards, play bass, program drums and play some guitar as well. I've worked solo as well as with the New York-based groups Murder In The Dark and Get Precious. I've been on hiatus from actively making music for a decade now, but anything's possible, I suppose.

Dec 1987 - Dec 2006

Store Manager

Video Game Connections

I managed the second location of a video game store that dealt in new and used modern and classic video games, as well as toys and other pop culture memorabilia. It was my only job of note in retail, but I learned a lot about a lot of different things there.

Nov 1997 - Aug 2000

Founder/Director/Organizer

Electronicon

I organized one of the first international video game fan conventions. Held in Philadelphia in June, 1997, Electronicon was attended by luminaries from throughout the video game world, featured on MSNBC's program "The Site" (Soledad O'Brien and Leo LaPorte showed their viewers my very clunky Earthlink URL, the night before the convention opened, as their top pick of the weekend, over a movie called "Disney's Hercules"), mentioned at Next Generation Online, and also received significant coverage in the first edition of The Twin Galaxies Official Book Of Video Game And Pinball World Records by Walter Day (Sunstar; illustrated edition, May 22, 1998, ISBN-10: 1887472258, ISBN-13: 978-1887472258)

Oct 1996 - Jun 1997

Publicity Assistant

Magnum PR

I handled some regional tour press for a number of major label recording artists, including Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson, Prick and Ruby. Hectic office, as you'd probably imagine, but some good times were had.

Jan 1995 - Mar 1996

Associate Editor/Writer/Direct Sales Representative/Fashion Model

Propaganda Magazine

Over my 5 years with Propaganda (the biggest Gothic subculture magazine in the world at the time), I performed a number of duties, including fashion modelling, consulting on editorial content, direct sales (including then-regional chain Hot Topic among my accounts), scouting/hiring talent and occasionally (and invariably with me being in way over my head) interviewing internationally known musicians. My first published work, an interview with the industrial band My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult, was printed in Propaganda Magazine #17 in 1991. In addition to appearing in Propaganda, my modeling work was featured in The Complete Vampire Companion by Rosemary Ellen Guiley (Macmillan General Reference; 1st edition December 1994, ISBN-10: 0671850245, ISBN-13: 978-0671850241)

Oct 1990 - Aug 1995


Skills

  • Wedding Officiating
  • Shoutcast
  • Synthesizers
  • Vocals
  • Bass Guitar
  • WordPress
  • Second Life
  • Music Journalism
  • Pop Culture History
  • Collectibles
  • Social Media
  • Writing
  • Crisis Management
  • DJing (Digital and CDs)
  • Web Hosting
  • HTML
  • Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2