Martin Popoff Interview “nerdy pasty pencil-armed white males that turn into critics are still worried about getting the girl well into their late twenties, something which new wave, alternative, and watery pop has always gone on about. These people don’t solve their teenage and college years problems.” Them’s fightin’ words……oh, damn. He’s right. Anyway, Mr.Popoff is a rock critic who likes to write about metal. Whether you like metal or not, interesting reading.