Sunday, July 29, 2012

Personal Best #2

Lasse Marhaug has released the second issue of his "Personal Best" fanzine, this time described as "Fanzine for noise, music and no progress" (my blog post on the first issue here).
What you get is mostly quite fresh interviews (although one is from 2007), and Marhaug himself interviewed Jaakko Vanhala (on tea drinking, and you wine snobs may just give in!), Phil Blankenship (just released a spoken word album with lyrics from Red Hot Chili Peppers´ "Blood Sugar Sex Magic"), Don Dietrich from Borbetomagus, Attila Csihar and Maja S.K. Ratkje.

The Ratkje interview is about artists and the need to go political, and the Norwegian oil company Statoil and their quite huge cultural grants (1 million Norwegian kroner!).
Do artists sell their souls or not?

I also liked Thor-Erik Johnsen´s talk with Fredrik Ness Sevendal and Øyvind Holen´s with Dylan Carlson from Earth (from 2011).

Nice fanzine, and quite good pictures too!
Both #1 and #2 are sold by Tiger of Oslo.

And it´s all in English!

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