and Minister of Propaganda
Cole Coonce is the ex-punk rock guitarist for the Braindead Soundmachine. He quit the group in 1994 because "music is bullshit." He is now a frequent contributor for Full Throttle News , Drag Racing Monthly, and Nitronic Research because he says, "at this point in my life free range drag racing is the only thing that makes any sense." He is currently finishing "The Drag Strip Chronicles," a journal of essays (many of which can be found at Drag City USA), which he insists dovetails the not-entirely-unrelated phenemonons of drag racing and the apocalypse.