September 23, 2016

DREAM FRIDAY



hey it's dream friday
and everything feels outta sight!
hey it's dreme frizziday
fizzle pop sparkle and donk!




August 1, 2016

PSST






WE'RE GONNA BLEED OUT OUR PORES OVER HERE PRETTY SOON.
A LOT OF NEW FUN AS WE GET A WHOLE LOTTA WICKED READY. TO PARTY.

WE'RE THINKING ABOUT THE NEW MUTANTS BOOKS - ITS A VIVID, STRANGE CONCEPT.
THE NEW TAPE(S) ARE COMING SOON TOO LIKE MELODY-SEETHING HUNGRY GHOSTS!
WE'RE GONNA DO SOME
SCREENINGS TOO - MAD MAD MAD TELEVISION FOR GHOSTS ONES - FROM THE HOLE IN THE VAULT TO THE COSMIC COLOSSAL VOID.
HOPEFULLY THE WALLS HOLD BACK BECAUSE
WE WON'T.


TELL ALL YOUR PALS 'CAUSE WE'RE GONNA NEED ALL YOUR HELP TO FIGURE OUT THIS MADNESS RIGHT HERE. IT'LL BE DEF. WE NEED THE SEARCHERS THAT BEEN SEARCHING TO CONNECT WITH SWEET NUFFIN.
COMING SO SO SOON, DOOD.

&
WE FUCKING LOVE YOU SURVIVORS. THAT LOVE IS IMMORTAL - LIKE A FUCKING VAMPIRE!
IF YOU'RE FEELING WEIRD IN YOUR SKIN IT'S JUST THE BEGINNING OF SLINKING AWAY CLEAN FROM THE CRIME.

oh oh oh hell prevails,
SHALO P

FROM THE DESK OF DORDERY MARKS

I'M GONNA SMASH YOUR FACE IN.



LOVE IS THE ONLY THING I KNOW HOW TO DO RIGHT.






July 24, 2016

BLACK LIVES MATTER

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We are totally a love outfit, here. Everyday is a fucking riot, and yet we're tremendously jazzed to see and participate in a stronger, more honest future.
We happily support and strongly suggest you join this very just and noble cause.


love,
SHALO P
ALL YOUR FRIENDS HERE AT TELEVISION FOR GHOSTS

http://blacklivesmatter.com/



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PETER GRAY HURLEY: GARDEN DRAWINGS



You might remember "good" PETE from DEATH TRIP.
Surprisingly - that handsome pat of butter didn't die.
Despite this, I still have great news. 

ANYHOO
We're gonna get real mad and have revenge against ALL THE SQUARES by reintroducing them to rock n' roll and charming their pants off - and hopefully lovingly mating their pants off them too. We might seriously settle down with these squares we met... have a family... quit the art biz...
These lips MUST kiss those cracked stretches to renew life to native Fantastica!

Yeah yeah. Cool shit will flourish.

It's a one-night event, please write this down and take note.
You can even get a tattoo now and wash it off with soap.

love,

sp

PETER GRAY HURLEY:  GARDEN DRAWINGS
Hayes Valley Art Works
456 Laguna Street
San Francisco, California 94102







June 21, 2016

BOP!






(heard howlt thru the wall, not sure from where though)

GODDAMMIT MOTHERFUCKING SHIT I'M GONNA DIE IN HERE.

Not one fucking sweet lil' card from anybody
that's called me "DADDY"
all these filthy fucking years?!?

CAN YA EVER TRUST ANYBODY WITH A MOHAWK?

(sound issues forth: a brusque inept knocking about of cheap trophies from cheaper wooden shelves, unto the sudden stab of contact with an orgy of broken glass
like the proverbial Christ's kicks at the twinkling shit of awful capitalists; tossing them out like barrels from his Donkey Kong temple. That is, until a boom struck THONK upon our holy walls when the lord's voice shot out to say.)

THESE PURELY ORNAMENTAL, 
DECADENT
WHIPS AND THINGS
AIN'T JUST FOR SHOW.

(transcribed by Dordery Marks)




June 18, 2016

EYE OF THE TIGER








eye of the tiger
ye daughters of daughters
ye sons of sons
ye beasts of beat breasts
ye overwhelmed information addicts
eye of the tiger









June 10, 2016

THE BEDROOM SUITE / NEW DVD EDITION











TELEVISION FOR GHOSTS - NEW DVD EDITION NOW AVAILABLE at CATHARINE CLARK GALLERY, San Francisco.

We are happy to present Television for Ghosts : THE BEDROOM SUITE, in a brand new edition, brusquefully lustful collection of the wild video epic, NOW AVAILABLE for purchase at Catharine Clark Gallery in foggy San Francisco!






THIS IS A LIMITED EDITION DEAL AND IT'S LOVE-YOU-SO-TENDER-CINEMA FOR THE SERIOUS CINEPHILE. PAY UP THE SCRATCH OR NO ONE GETS HURT. This blood is delicious dood!!! Don't scrimp on the good stuff. YA'LL DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU MISSES OR MADAMS 'TIL YA LET THE FIRE LICK YA SOMETHING UNFATHOMABLE.

Actually, THE BEDROOM SUITE is quite a unique feat in ultra-alive cinema, each explosive chapter, full of tender surprises - each single edition - a fucking fuzzy peach and absolutely fucking perfect. It's lean mean "down-home goodness" from our home to yours. 

hep hep, 

: ) 

SP

SOLO ORGAN / ATOM HEART AND BEYOND THE INFINITE






SOLO ORGAN
ATOM HEART MOTHER 
AND BEYOND THE INFINITE
now available at these fine stores.
and ECONO JAM RECORDS in Oakland



designed by WE, of THE TVG WORKSHOP.

FROM THE DESK OF-

Rasputin.



June 2, 2016

OAKLAND SHOWDOWN





ALL NEW
We got rad Shalo P prints and musical madness debuting OUT OF THE BLUE tomorrow and tomorrow's tomorrow.
WOO HOO
It's all going down GOLD for the sake of wild fun, and tending to the public sphere's concerns over lack of public art of the "non-abstract-lipstick-case-metal-phallus" variety, and for maybe something just a tad more of the "country home-cooking for a kinder future metropolis of creative miscreants" kind. 
UH let's do this, Brutus.
Make it out and I'll party beside you, and all the good folks of Oakland, California in the vicinity. 
It's gonna be a wild ball - and as sunny as an egg on its casual side.
love,
PARTICIPATING ARTISTS:
NEHA SPELLFISH
PUZZLE
MOOR MOTHER

PANDER
VANKMEN
ALEX CRUSE + KEVIN LO
SHALO P
and more.
THIS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
POP UP ART SHOW / PERFORMANCE / FILM PROGRAM
"T.O.G.C.I.A.D.COP"
at OSCAR GRANT PLAZA.
FRIDAY JUNE 3. 3-9PM
SATURDAY JUNE 4. 3-9PM
assembled by Ratskin Records


ratskin event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1541921626116245/

public event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/108846659535423/

A program with artists' bios & info will be made available. 
Free to the public. : )


The Holy Ghost is a character created by comedian and fantastic lady, Kat Toledo, whose wild secret history involves a knack for understanding life through the configuration of shapes, numbers, and points. I'm a big fan of her mind. http://holytoledo.tumblr.com/

May 30, 2016

GAMES FOR MAY 2016 / MYSTERY GAMES






WAY MAY DAY / GAMES FOR MAY 2016 / THE MYSTERY GAMES

SHALO P / TELEVISION FOR GHOSTS surely don't operate like most. 

Our stories are scattered across five corners of the accursed inter-web.

Only select bookstores, run by deranged mutant acolytes of cinema / literature, house SHALO P books like rowdy inmates in a Heartbreak Hotel / Jailhouse Rock / Caged Heat crossover starring Freddy Mercury.
Our previous indifference to internet representation had left us somewhat incomplete
a sort of fill-in-the-blank artist supplemented by nuanced interviews.



The truth is just a hop skip n' a jump
into the desert of the unreal.




We're just voices of reason here, focused through SHALO P / TELEVISION FOR GHOST's fine medusa-shaped prism, currently being an odd "appendices to a single room", representing various new refurbished natural philosophies to demolish them old shitty ones

FROM THE DESK OF SHALO P :
I'd stamp a Chuck Close painting to death to make room for a Jack Kirby any ole' day, or for a stream of Peter Greenaway / Michael Nyman cinematic compositions, the brilliance of Shana Moulton - it might suffice to have Orlan's lovely face left hanging on the wall like a mask, but straight bizness can keep its bordomz bliss to itself.

Frankly, The Underground is an incoherent term, now that everything's allegedly a click awaysortaAnd yet The Counterculture is still surprisingly standing arms wide - fancy that.
Reality's still only skin-deep, in this regard - SEVEN LAYERS OF HEAVEN - plenty enough degrees for slowly separating the baking from oven.
So, it seems that we may as well come clean that we keep a lot of stuff off the internet.

It's practically another Universe to me, in a sense, a myriad of soft spaces, lost spaces, information, and unbridled pornography. Yeah, we can rely on it, but only Nothing is rock-solid, 'cept our principles, rocks, and our thrillz.

FROM THE DESK OF BB :
The Television For Ghosts library will never be completely online. It just can't. I tried and the computer vomited, nearly dying, and needed, like, a thousand back rubs to recuperate.

FROM THE DESK OF DORDERY MARKS :
Look, let's figure that folks these days seem to favor handy little typewriters, and the streets are aplumb with phony walkers bumping into people like inconvenient clouds, buffering spaces like it's a peripheral game of "walking is so easy I can do it blind-folded". This isn't going away - WHATEVER - but playing TVG off a "lil" fucking phone just isn't our sort of cinema. It sounds fucking gross. We do theatres, grand ballrooms, vibrant spaces, basements, tremulous innerspaces. Where's that ringing coming from? Hands up!!!

You're dealing with one of the smartest teams fucking EVER fucking ever fuckin.. wha... huh... uh... Where were we again? Who am I kiddin'?

Be our friend and let's assuage the aches and traumas of total information for a more palatable discourse on inter-dimensional travel through the membranes of culture and the arts in conceptual video, literature, and smarty comic strip funnies interpolating all manner of COSMIC ENDEAVOUR.

We'll have products soon to complete this discourse economically. Right now it's just a cool chat between pals, right?
The wheels are in motion, and the gears are oiled by the blood of patriots.

Let's figure this phase of the internet age as the The School of Thought period.
Folk have many beliefs and ideas. We're practically prone.
Certain ideas draw lines across lines over the horizon upon the horizon (on the horizon). 
An idea's innate beauty can be extrapolated to shatter "mind-forged manacles".
Let's keep striving for higher ideas, and keep talking to our fellow humans, when being offline means turning on and flipping out.

We're just here as your substitute to
everything else in The Universe.

hep hep,

sp






May 28, 2016

Kind News / SF Weekly's "Best of San Francisco 2016"






From SF Weekly's BEST OF SAN FRANCISCO 2016
Best Gallerist: CATHARINE CLARK.


"In 2013, when Catharine Clark moved her eponymous gallery from 49 Geary to the Potrero Hill area, she gave herself more room to work with, including a dedicated media space that has shown indelible work by such artists as Shalo P ("The Bedroom Suite"), Nina Katchadourian ("In a Room Full of Strangers"), and Andy Diaz Hope and Jon Bernson ("Beautification Machines").

Simultaneously, in the gallery's more traditional space, Clark has exhibited memorable work by such artists as Sandow Birk ("American Qur'an" and "Indelible (sic) Monuments"), Masami Teraoka ("Masami Teraoka's Apocalyptic Theater/The Pope, Putin, Peach Boy and Pussy Riot Galore"), and Walter Robinson ("Sic transit gloria mundi"). Clark's tastes run across many genres. She takes chancesjust like the artists she championsand the result is an exhibit schedule that is always too good to pass up."

On the stands right now
SF Weekly's BEST OF San Francisco 2016

A sincere thanks and love from all of us here
We love you very much, San Francisco.
Your people, ideas, (everything dood), and lovely landscapes in the vicinity make this a heavenly place for flourishing our own brand of "spiritual care-free".


THERE ARE ONLY SOPHISTICATEDLY WILDER THINGS TO COME.
Ya ever seen a
digital post-apocalypse embellished with rainbows? 


: )

Shalo P / Television For Ghosts
San Francisco
May 2016