One for the weekend… The Beatles Complete On Ukulele – Roger and Dave are in the middle of a recording project where they are collaborating with many musicians to record ukulele biased versions of all of the Beatles (some with more uke than pthers). One tune a week till July the 21st 2012! There’s also an essay to accompany each tune as well as a running body count of deaths from within the tunes, which is currently running at 15!
007 – Come Together – John Lennon murder reported on live TV
009 – I Will – Adam Green pulls the plug on girlfriend in a coma
012 – In My Life – Hamlet and Ophelia die in suicide pact
017 – Because – Frank expires and meets the gods in the afterlife
022 – Maxwell’s Silver Hammer – Maxwell takes care of Joan, his teacher and the judge in 3 verses
027 – Your Mother Should Know – Oedipus Rex kills his father
048 – Get Back – Drew Smith murders his love object, Loretta and himself.
055 – Fixing A Hole – Kirkland Roberts shot to death for atonal singing.
061 – I’m Only Sleeping – Kati Mac never wakes up.
062 – Eleanor Rigby – Rhe buries Eleanor for fun
064 – A Day In The Life – Car crash in verse two
So, I’m trawling through them and have already heard some crackers including Blackbird, Come Together and A Day in the Life. Really looking forward to hearing the rest as they are released and hope that they can keep it up to completion. [via]
Jason Travis has a fascinating collection of photos under the project name of Persona. People are stopped in the street and asked to empty their bags. Photos are then taken of the contents and then themselves. The resulting images are very special. Not only are the contents always interesting but the portraiture is also pretty special. Put some music on, hit the slideshow and enjoy. [via]
A short documentary about a 72 year old guy from Belgium who loves marbles. I love how he names and sorts the marbles. I hope I’m this happy at 72! [via]
Joe Penrod isn’t the first person to art up shadows but I still really like the photos and how they document such a recent time with the shadows shifted just slightly from the blue tape shadow duplicate. [via]
J Scott Campbell specialises in the comic pinup style but creates alternative versions of comic book and Disney characters. There are loads over at his DeviantArt page but a collection of his Disney pieces can be found over at I Like Cool.
Acquacaldad Design have created a neat collection of objects based applied physics including vases, measuring jugs, wine pouring devices and more. [via]
Tom French kind of reminds me of a few other artists that are making great art at the moment but it’s still very Tom French and still special. Arrested Motion recently visited his studio and, among many others, have uploaded the image below. Very Dali. Love it. [via]
Kristamas Klousch is “a strange little wolfgirl” who calls herself a “caricature artist with a camera”. It’s strange photography with a twist of scary and more than a hint of sexy… and plenty of feet! [via]
Remo Camerota has a book coming out called Drainspotting: Japanese Manhole Covers and it looks great. I love the Japanese manhole thing they’ve got ging so will definitely be getting this one for the bookshelf. Remo also has an online accompaniment to the book by the same name.