February 22, 2015

RATSKIN RECORDS Presents







come on down to OAKLAND town 
to fry your mind this tuesday before boom of blare and bounce of lit to shit.
brought to you by MALOCCULSION & SHALO P

LETS FADE INTO LIGHT

RATSKIN RECORDS Presents 
OCCULAR EYEPLUGS: A NIGHT OF VIDEO SHORTS 

FEATURING A FEW HOURS OF SHORT FILMS / EXPERIMENTAL VIDEOS FROM LOCAL, NATIONAL / INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS AND VIDEO MAKERS!

$3-7 DONATION 

free snacks...

Curated by MALOCCULSION with Shalo P

new and recent works by:
SHALO P
SHANA MOULTON
JASON WADE
BRYAN BOYCE
ADRIAN S. 
MOREDRUGSMOREOFTEN
STEPH LISTER 
STYROFOAM SANCHEZ 
DOUG KATELUS
SAMUR KHOUJA
POSTCOMMODITY / RAVEN CHACON 
KENT LONG 
ZEEK SHECK
DAVID LIM
FLETCHER PRATT
AND A SPECIAL LIVE VIDEO PERFORMANCE FROM ORACLE PLUS!!! 
and lots more tba.... 

LIFE CHANGING MINISTRIES
(located between Peralta and Campbell on 8th St, Oakland)
FEB 24 9PM



work by FLOWER PATTERN aka ADRIAN SAENZ



work by BRYAN BOYCE



work by SHANA MOULTON

work by SHALO P

February 6, 2015

V A L L E Y







We're happy to announce that V A L L E Y will be presented in full this OCT at the prestigious KROWSWORK in Oakland, California.
There will an Overture exhibition for the next two days (Feb 6-7) to preview this year's "residencies", along with an interesting new perspective on modicum of message.

The full V A L L E Y exhibition will be a sensational affair that hopes in all its true blues to enthuse synergistic licks between sexual ecstasy, the colossal cosmic void, and a lowly hysterically mental aberration that serves as Melody Tension to our Surge Gainsbourg, or perhaps as Vigil / Ovid to our olive oil eternal limbo of maniacal laughter*. It's an opera concerning low lying lands, where ensnared cleverly concealed dour hours transcend the sorrowful. 

Personally, we're quite thankful to work with Krowswork's Jasmine Moorhead again, whose kind support has been instrumental to all this coming together, and whose openness to daring video artforms, innate Bay Area weirdness(es), and really conceptually far-out ideas truly sets her apart from her seemingly lifeless colleagues.

She's one of the most fearless curators out there, 
and we're honored to present another fine production at her establishment.

OCT 2015

M O U T H
T O
M O U T H
W O R T H
D R O W N I N G
F O R




COSMIC BUMMER FUNNIES II / VALLEY VOLUME II






right now we're low on books but high on meth.
Kat has the papier-mache totem pole of crack addicts in the back room on a lean on me sorta stance.
it looks like a young river phoenix.
no, it's actually "math". we're steeped in integers.
did you know that that's where the word "integrity" gets it root meaning - "how it all adds up"?
well, around the ranch we think that two plus two equals one.


this here is an entwined volume within our series of stifled screams called V A L L EY.
likewise, it also represents the second volume of COSMIC BUMMER FUNNIES (transformed).
in this case two books became one like arsenic and "lace" at an ole' country buffet.

below is a colored "Big Numbers" segment from Manic Panic / Silent Partner.

your humble servant,

Shalo P

p.s.
there's this handsome guy that works beside the coffee machine that says that Penny's always going on about:
"LEGALIZE IT"

BIG NUMBERS - PROLOGUE : ONE ON ONE






BIG NUMBERS #1 : LOVE IN VEIN






BIG NUMBERS #2 : YOU MAY HIDE






BIG NUMBERS #3 : LAFF NOW CRY LATER






BIG NUMBERS #4 : BIZZY BEE







BIG NUMBERS #5 : LADDY ISSUES






BIG NUMBERS #6 : SMITE NIGHT







BIG NUMBERS #7 : PEEP






BIG NUMBERS #8 : CONVENTIONAL DETECTIVE






BIG NUMBERS - EPILOGUE : SUM DUM SUM






w i l d e r n e s s






January 22, 2015

SLAVES




and on the horizon on the horizon
"SLAVES" 
(featuring Churlee Brunne)

COSMIC BUMMER FUNNIES
by Shalo P

#CosmicBummerFunnies

"where fertile tears make our faucet taut, eh?"
- Dordery Marks


THE MARTYR






minds get blown at the Hamburger Museum.
i say listen to Black Doug.
he knows finks.

COSMIC BUMMER FUNNIES
by Shalo P

(new things coming soon, tell ALL your friends or ELSE. 
LOOK, i bought the opposite of "star maps" with all your addresses on it and i'm getting to knocking wood on porches around America, starting with the SouthWest and them crawling my hand up The Grand Canyon, and possibly leaving a stain for the paper boy to step over before he shits onto the welcome mat. 
LOOK [yes, again], awesome things like me die all the time. it's a hostage situation for smart businesses like mine that demand only your perpetual servitude in advertising and telling every Tom Jane, and Harry Nilson Anders about the immense war of attrition waged by staunchly independent creative endeavors pitted against the corporate dominators of our contemporary age. WE BRING THAT FUNK, DEAR CHUM.
[SIGH]
but at least the rent's paid this month. send candy send pizza please don't forget I'M VEGAN*.)

#CosmicBummerFunnies


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we love you and thank you so much for your support!

"oh hell prevails oh my aching burning skin oh it does!"
- SHALO P

*not actually vegan

January 14, 2015

COSMIC BUMMER FUNNIES



I AM CHARLIE HEBDO'S HEAVEN'S HAMMER



I'm seeing a lot of folks I love, respect, admire circulating variations on distancing themselves from the content of CHARLIE HEBDO and the really vicious cartooning they thrived upon—a French tradition, I'll remind you.

No, I won't post/share David Brooks' NY TIMES "I AM NOT CHARLIE HEBDO" because I don't share those sentiments. I've seen and faced and spoken to and fought with those kinds of apologists—including the smug Florida prosecutor who railroaded Mike Diana back in the 1990s (whose bile one could almost taste over the phone when he spat back, "You'd make Diana a poster-boy for art?" "No, you're already doing that yourself," I replied).

Given the absolutely dead-earnest venomous extremist patriarchal/pious/sexist/racist/corporate pro-greed Lord Ha-Ha rhetoric we tolerate from politicians and pundits—and the various and often extremist religious "faith-based" tsunamis that flood the airwaves (and dominate some broadcast regions)—every day, every hour, every minute, I consider savage satiric outrage of the most extreme as a corrective diarrhetic.

Brooks is a timid apologist at best, and would shut down the S. Clay Wilsons, Mike Dianas, NATIONAL LAMPOONs (in its heyday) and all the rest of 'em while tolerating everyone from Spiro Agnew to William F. Buckley to Morton Downey Jr. to Rush Limbaugh to Bill O'Reilly.
No, thanks.


JIM WOODRING




JE SUIS CHARLIE HEBDO




Charlie Hebdo.

A satirical magazine old enough to have covered the French Revolution.
It was firebombed in 2011 due to a cartoon featuring Muhammad.
Recently, two men with machine guns ran in and mowed down a number of the staff - of course, 
another example of religiously-based violence perpetrated by intellectual cowards.
These journalists died for freedom of expression. 
Remember that people unjustly die over this all the time.


And please remember to love and support those that live for freedom and open discussion. 

We will need it for the future that one day buries all the religious barbarism of the past.

love,
Shalo P

further reading / viewing.
BBC report of the attack
Read the new Charlie Hebdo in English
Cartoons by Cabu
Charlie Hebdo's Wikipedia page
Charlie Hebdo's first cover after the attack
&
Richard Dawkin "The God Delusion"
Christopher Hitchens on the manufacturing of the Islamic faith
Debate: Lawrence Krauss vs. Islamic Apologist
Sam Harris "On the Freedom to Offend an Imaginary God"




January 4, 2015

January 3, 2015

SOON SOON SOON





i get asked a lot of things.

"what's gonna go down this new year, Shalo P?"
"will the uprising mean certain downfall?" 
"when is so and so gonna be done, you know, after it's begun?"
"when are ya gonna die?"
"when are the good times gonna rail back into the light?"


aw, you know it's all the same answer most times...

December 23, 2014

FIRST GLIMPSE






"FIRST GLIMPSE"


a page torn from the time when
the cult of VALLEY was up to naughty tricks,
or was it a ceremony with the cavalry invited to pop in?

and yet still
nearly naught is known of them.

if ya ever wanna peer behind the digital veil
come and see us anytime.


THE DEVIL'S COOL WAVES IN STEREO.

POTENT POTION FOR THE POST-MILLENNIAL DROP-OUT.

(By our friend, who keeps a desk near the back - SS)

HELL PREVAILS AND SORROW REIGNS SUPREME
DONNA ASK ME TOO MUCH ABOUT IT DONNA
THEY'RE A REAL MEAN TEAM!


(This here example is from THE SSSPIRITTT OF ECSTASY EDITIONS,
 an absolutely lovely colored page from COSMIC BUMMER FUNNIES - SS)



December 20, 2014

GOALS



from the desk of Shalo P :

people say that i'm a workaholic because i'm always working on my tan, 
but cancer doesn't just come all by itself, you know.

November 21, 2014

PAST LIFE






from the desk of Shalo P :

in my past life i died in high school (from depression) and was reborn the next day as goddamn you sombitches


November 13, 2014

HORSEFLESH




from the desk of SHALO P

thereafter i'll just be walking around like the devil's jesus.
if you have a spare tmobile cellphone hit me up (or else!).
if you wanna contact me let's hook up that psychic link shit.
i'm so down.
you can write me messages around the city and i'll look for them, like a little note rolled into a bird's nest in a tree near the Bayview docks.
i will try sign language. i'm a walking / talking contradiction because i can sign language with my feet.
seriously though, no one's gonna bring my phone back to life and i gotta move on and get another one, just until my mad tremulous magnetic field makes its insignificant life fizzle out from proximitively panic-induced death terrors.
oh yeah, capitalization is for SUCKERS.
ya see what i did there?
are all my question marks not capitalized???
ok that's enough.
this was a special little message just for you.

have a happy dream friday

sp


HAVE FUN





THE HUMANS



I'm super stoked over this.
These two cats are pals of mine.
I consider them to be a part of the real bedrock of today's underground / independent comix scene, 
where it seems that some deep thought is really invigorating the artform. Here we touch upon the the fine tradition of going bug fuck on a rusty cycle across the desert with chainsaw loudly running in one arm. 
I can't wait to see what they have to offer.

Support COMIX, it's a thinker's medium. Support WEIRD.

by rad publisher (DRIPPY BONE BOOKS) and maniac artist (GALACTIC BREAKDOWN) Keenan Marshall Keller 
and rad publisher (I WILL DESTROY YOU) and zaniac artist (HENRY & GLENN FOREVER & EVER) Tom Neely.