Agony Shorthand

Wednesday, October 26, 2005
“TERMINAL BOREDOM FIELD GUIDE TO SF ARTPUNK 1977-82”.....I was kicking around an idea recently to put out a one-off AGONY SHORTHAND print magazine, featuring a bunch of cut-n-paste from this site + a few new interviews and articles. The linchpin was going to be a comprehensive investigation into the San Francisco Bay Area’s deep but ignored scene of bizarre art-damaged DIY synth/noise/punk acts from the late 70s/early 80s. I recently was hipped via CRUD CRUD blog to MICON; have been reinvestigating CHROME of late; got interested in weird records by POPE POL POT and the GERMAN SHEPARDS, and thus thought it might be the time to tie it all together into a real killer deep dive into the scene. Then I read this new article in the latest TERMINAL BOREDOM, in which the dive has already been executed with precision. Congratulations to “Sgt. Slaughter” (I know who you are!) for an excellent piece – check it out here.