January 15, 2017

TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT

IN MEMORIUM

The Underground is always ready to take back the night.

A requiem tonight for Nerfbau and Jsun McCarty fans.
Seek out the citadel of noise over yonder side of the tracks, 
Bay of Bagdad. - BB



We love you Jsun.


January 12, 2017

DONK



Oh no. Who's this?
Is this UM 
MY FIST?

shh.

Look lil' dragon... ya gotta sha t t ea h.


forgive     forever


uh
ya knooooooooooooow.



come on come on come one I know you got
a prism
that's perfect
for cutting
a blade
of light.



Who's this?


shh.




From Th





September 28, 2016

WELL WELL WELL WELL









Ya know...
I made a hole in that fucking wall the size of five childs crosst.
I made the damn thing after the faxes stopped going through and I'd gone through the caramel iron nails and BARBIE-Q nail files. That damn door never made an appearance again so I made a cousin.
It is the cassowary and I'm wary that it's a hunter's moon - oh yes - and there was a shrew afoot.
BOY IS IT ETERNAL TORMENT TO CROSS THE VOID.
It was a miserable trip through wires to get to this here computer - inch by inch across an empty bridge within the walls, adjudicated upon by pious mice perhaps, but nonetheless dank as nook.
You better believe medusa is a mother of darkness 'cause that dang thing speaks truth. 
It's solid as a motherfucker too.
SOLID DARKNESS got a rhythm or two too too too too

The office was completely empty when I got back, seemingly ransacked if not for the bags of chips in the corners. No dodo on the runway neither.
No messages on the little fridge except "piss off", but that's an old one.


It's fine enough to scuff the fuzzy old rug by the bay window with my bare feet and flop my legs off the balcony to survey Columbus Street from above.

We're gonna see a lovely season soon.

There's a crackling of foaming madness in the air everywhere.

Nervous buildings cackle like crazy parrots. 

You better believe that you can make the world better.
You better be ready to break a wall a hole whole like three childs crosst.
YA KNOW

hell prevails,

SHALO P





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 THEM PORES OVER HERE PRETTY SOON.
THERE'S A LOT OF NEW FUN COMING, WRACKED WITH SORROW AS WE RILE UP A WHOLE LOTTA WILD. TO PARTY.

WE'RE THINKING ABOUT NEW MUTANTS BOOKS - ITS A VIVID, STRANGE CONCEPT FOR RESTLESS MINDS.
NEW TAPES ARE COMING SOON TOO, LIKE HUNGRY GHOSTS - PURE PLEASURE.
WE'RE GONNA DO SOME
SCREENINGS AS WELL - MAD MAD MAD TELEVISION FOR GHOSTS BANQUETS FOR THE SENSES - FROM THE HOLE IN THE VAULT TO THE BASEMENT SHOW PROCURED BY THE COSMIC COLOSSAL VOID.
HOPEFULLY THE WALLS HOLD BACK 'CAUSE
WE SHANT.


IT'LL BE DEF & DIVINE. WE JUST GOTTA REACH THEM SEARCHERS THAT BEEN SEARCHING TO CONNECT WITH OUR SWEET NUFFIN.
COMING SO-SO SOON, DOOD.

&
WE FUCKING LOVE YA SURVIVORS. THAT LOVE IS TRUE HONEST 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

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 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!

Yes 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 brusquefully lustful edition of this contemporary cinema classic.
NOW AVAILABLE for purchase at Catharine Clark Gallery in foggy ole' San 
Francisco!






THIS IS A LIMITED EDITION DEAL, REAL 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. 
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 most 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. : )

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