WELCOME TO ISHTV!
ISH TV! IS FLOATING ISLAND'S ANSWER TO WHAT HAS BECOME OF THE VISUAL REPRESENTATION OF OUR POP CULTURE -CLICHE, TWEE, AND CLASSLESS COMMERCIAL FODERRISMS HYPNOTICALLY DEPRAVING OUR MINDS SUBJECT VALUE FOR THE MUSIC, RATHER IT PROVES THAT BIG COMPANIES SHOULD NOT PRODUCE MUSIC OR ART FOR ANYONE, LET ALONE THE MASSES. ALAS, IT SEEMS THE PLASTIC, MONEY DRIVEN, SEXIST EXPLOITATION SYSTEM OF FUCKERY THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE "MUSIC TELEVISION" WILL ALWAYS BE THERE TO SNUFF OUT ANY ARTISTS DREAM OF ACTUALLY BEING REPRESENTED ARTISTICALLY.
BUT- FEAR NO MORE! FOR ISH TV! HAS COME TO FINALLY RESTORE THE TRUE ART FORM OF VISUAL, EMOTIONAL AND MUSICAL. -IN SHORT, WE MADE A TV SHOW!
ISH TV! EPISODE 2
Ish TV is proud to present the newest single from renowned composer, John Beabout entitled "Traffic" ; named aptly after his favorite pack of cheap cigarettes, John writes and performs the track right here at Floating Island Studios! What a treat! John is a renowned musician, composer, father, philosopher, healer, and mad scientist, a child prodigy and master of multiple instruments, so naturally, we had to do a session! He resides in Redbd, IL, with his son Ian and wife, Kelsey Beabout.
ISH TV! EPISODE 3
ISHTV! GOES TO ARTICA
ISH TV! heads over to Artica, a beautiful festival held right here in St. Louis! Artica celebrates art, culture, freedom and spiritual awakening in all its forms, and features music and art from all types of crazy people! They also burn a giant (totally not satanic) effigy of an angel woman, which is why we went, so we raged and watched the mini burning lady burn, baby! It was basically our very own backyard burning man! We recomend! It also kind of turned into a visual for the Ish song "I Release Myself" We are unaffiliated with Artica, but here's a sneak peak of what you'll find there! Enjoy! Artica is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to the arts community of St. Louis with over 18 years of supporting artists and creators of all ages and backgrounds. Each year, Artica establishes an “art city” with three days of music, interactive art, multi-media installations, workshops, parades, and performances. The goal of this festival is to foster the development of new works of art inspired by the St. Louis riverfront landscape and history, stimulate creativity through participatory art projects, provide platforms for artists to share their stories and visions with the community, and to do all of this uninhibited by commerce. This is a free, all-ages event situated at the historic site of the Cotton Belt Freight Depot every October.
ISH TV! EPISODE 4
Ish TV! Episode 4: An Interview with John Beabout
We're back in the studio once again, to mess around, talk influences, new releases, John's projects, and favorite cigarette brands! Featuring the new single, 'Traffic' from John Beabout's lates album, Harvest Rain, as well as a "secret track" from the Sludge boys. Get to know the always hilarious, enigmatic master of ceremonies, John Beabout!