Mojo Flucke, Ph.D. has a doctorate in gratuitous adjectives from The Tubes’ mail-order degree mill. He’s reviewed records, tapes, CDs, videos, friggin’ DVDs, books, MP3s and streaming music (no 8-tracks or LaserDiscs yet) since the Beastie Boys’ Licensed to Ill in in his high school paper, the Archbold (OH) Blue-N-Gold. In this inaugural review, he proclaimed the Beasties needed “a little less beer and a little more action,” or something to that effect.

Some greatest hits along the way: Flucke interned at Billboard; for several years edited Music Retailing, a tabloid rag catering to and defending the honor of indie record stores for the late, grating Wayne Green; and engaged in musical dumpster-diving for Popdose and Bullz-Eye.