these images were made over the years to celebrate May and the games we play, most times coinciding with an exhibition, or a special series of performances. the first is my portrait of Syd Barrett, visionary singer and songwriter - a genius mind transformed into a ghost during in his lifetime - our patron saint. the second is a still from “Pink Floyd’s Cursed” a song i made for Syd during the founding years of the Friendship Friends Forever, performing it live on the Phantom Menace Tour. the third image is a poster for a performance / seance that occurred at Right Window Gallery in San Francisco’s Mission District in 2008. i couldn’t name it immediately due to the trickiness of the performance so i jotted down all the elements involved instead. it became the greatest riot i could have imagined, with a full scale bombardment of sound and smoke (with Natural Curves and Sean Niesen "blasting a blare" of sound that blocked the doors into the theatre leaving a somewhat shaken crowd to see me trapped behind the right window wearing my red cloak, furious with a large knife, desperate to get to the audience. my microphone had just broke and it infuriated me (the curator, Cassie Riger, said she’d never really experienced a “fuck you piece”, but liked it nonetheless. Craig Baldwin walked up, saying one of my favorite words that only he seems to use: “transgressive”). all we had wanted to achieve was a truthful recreation of a specific scene in Apocalypse Now. i’ll write more on performances soon since i'm work out some fu ideas with friends for some new performance (i have friends everywhere). i was always shy in documenting, but things will begin popping up more regularly here as it gets closer to getting shalop.com in order, along other items of interest (i’ve allotted some time to sift through our vast archive to release a few more of the “choicest of cutz”). the fourth image was made listening to some songs on a nice afternoon looking out the window at my place, thinking of how much i appreciated that some one wrote beautiful music for me (a variation appeared on the LAZERFEST poster - of which i'll be posting some cool photos soon).
pour down love.
if you see something kind, aid in fostering it. sing a song aloud while walking home alone. accentuate the lovely, and the beautifully filthy. find that wonder worth sharing.
share and have fun. free games for May for everyone.
wholly truly, and whiff love,