Washington, DC–based rock ‘n’ roll antihero Ian F. Svenonius provides an unparalleled and exquisitely provocative how-to guide for rock bands.
Ian F. Svenonius
IAN F. SVENONIUS is the author of the underground best-seller The Psychic Soviet (Drag City Press, 2007). He was also the host of VBS.tv’s Soft Focus, a different breed of chat show, where he interviewed Mark E. Smith, Genesis P. Orridge, Chan Marshall, Ian MacKaye, and others. As a musician he has created eighteen albums and countless singles in various rock ‘n’ roll combos (Chain & the Gang, Weird War, The Make-Up, The Nation of Ulysses, etc.). Supernatural Strategies for Making a Rock ‘n’ Roll Group is his latest book. He lives in Washington, DC.
In celebration of the release of Ian F. Svenonius’s Supernatural Strategies for Making a Rock ‘n’ Roll Group, our latest Digit features excerpts from Ian’s book, along with the work of cult-rock authors Les Claypool (South of the Pumphouse), Lydia Lunch (Paradoxia), and Nick Zinner (Please Take Me Off the Guest List).