Shag has contributed an article, "Vine Street Mondrian," to issue #4 of the Dumb Angel Gazette.
Not only is it a magazine about vintage materials and styles, but we are attempting to bring some unrecognized genres to the fore, and to create a new lingo by which to address them. That's what Shag's new article ("Vine Street Mondrian") does ... it's one of the best pages in the whole magazine, because it finally gives a term for what we thought was so cool about Brian Wilson in 1964. It has nothing to do with bad Hawaiian shirts & woodies ... we think that until designers re-embrace the Piet Mondrian/Alexander Girard style of the mid-'60s, they will never be able to sell the Beach Boys on terms that are legitimate and cool. It will always be fake, crappy, nostalgic imitations. That's what we want our magazine to say — 'This is what's authentic ... here are lots of examples of the real McCoy ... now let's go find more and let’s make it happen in our own art space/time.' That's a heavy concept for a magazine, but we printed Dumb Angel on art paperstock because we wanted that design style/sound to be taken seriously. Not only by critics, but by musicians, artists, fans and designers as well.-----
Roving reporter Ed has pointed out to me that the latest issue of Juxtapoz has an ad for Shag's upcoming LA shows.
Earl McGrath is hosting "Josh Agle: LA By Day" and La Luz is hosting "Josh Agle: LA By Night."
Still waiting for my copy to show up in the mail, but when it arrives i'll try to throw a scan of it on-line.
UPDATE - Issue arrived this afternoon, but my scanner is buried in a pile of containers that will be moving to my new house in the near future. Many many apologies (and anyone who feels the need to e-mail me a scan will be rewarded with my eternal gratitude!)
i'm a bit slow on the uptake, but i just noticed this -
Shag is currently completing work for solo shows in Los Angeles, Oslo and Tokyo.-----
Very late eBay update 'Another Angry Dachshund' did not sell - zero bids.