Is John Lennon composing from beyond the grave?

Yoko, I love you - painting by Mike Powell

Bringing new meaning to the term “ghost written”, a chap named Mike Powell claims to have access to music written by John Lennon since his death in 1980.

The former Beatle has apparently penned 350 new tunes since departing this life, 50 of which Powell has recorded and hopes to share with Lennon’s widow Yoko Ono.

The 56-year-old claims to have had a series of encounters with the late musician, beginning in 1992 after a visit to Powell’s parents’ graves, which have resulted in songs and artworks ‘transmitted’ from Lennon to Powell

One of the tracks to come out of this unconventional partnership, titled ‘Moma, I’m Home’, arrived during an encounter where Powell says he relived Lennon’s final moments. The same sighting also resulted in a painting of a smoking gun. Apparently the posthumous Lennon isn’t a big fan of subtlety.

Read more: http://www.asylum.co.uk/2011/05/31/vote-is-john-lennon-composing-from-beyond-the-grave/#ixzz1NxswlHSs

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Conceptual Artist Cherry Tree Makes Perfume From Her Urine

Urine Perfume

Conceptual artist Cherry Tree has a scent of mystery about her. And the smell of urine. Her urine. And it’s intentional.

For the last five years, Tree, who splits time between Missouri and Spain, has been turning her own urine into perfume.

“I am very much into recycling,” Tree, born Charity Blansit, told AOL Weird News. “And urine is something I’ve thought needs to be recycled, since it’s something that gets eliminated.”

It’s a whiz of an idea and one that Tree was inspired to turn into a reality in 2006.

“It was the first morning after a full moon,” she said. “And I decided to collect my urine in a perfume bottle.”

At first, Tree’s concept was only to collect urine after each full moon.

“I was fascinated by how the smell changes depending on what you eat,” she said. “For instance, it smells really good after you eat a lot of honey and it smells terrible after eating chicken.”

Tree was content simply to collect her urine in perfume bottles — until one day when she decided to take it to the next step.

“I noticed each bottle had its own scent, so I thought I’d add a little sugar to it and make a real ‘eau de toilette,'” she laughed.

To the casual observer, the idea of making perfume from pee may sound gross, but there is a precedent to it, Tree said.

“People like the smell of musk? Well, one type of musk comes from a gland located between the stomach and genitals of a deer,” she said.

She took lessons from her brother, Jim Blansit, who runs a boutique distillery near Branson, Mo. After studying how he made vodka and whiskey, she applied his techniques to her urine-scented perfume.

Her first batch didn’t work — but not because it stunk.

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Beer Case Pyramid Contains 72,000 Bottles Of Beer

 

 

Gotta love modern art that makes a statement, looks impressive and invites user interaction. German artist Cyprien Gaillard hits all three points with his beer case pyramid that is painstakingly built and quickly destroyed by thirsty participants.

 Gaillard uses his beer case pyramid to make an interpretive (read: confusing) statement about displacement and tourist colonialism. I’m convinced his jumbled message gets lost in the allure of 72,000 bottles of free beer. Just look at those people above, are they contemplating the radical reinterpretation of the architecture, relics and cultural monuments or are they just happy drunks?

 

 

http://technabob.com/blog/2011/05/26/beeramid-beer-pyramid/

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Two Greeks Play The Piano With Their Penises

why….. cause they can….

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CoCo Balancing A Can On Top Of Her Ass

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Canine lover with collection of 30 rare dogs worth £8MILLION

Multi-millionaire Kenny Lai owns an incredible 30 Tibetan Mastiffs, the most expensive breed of dog.

He bought nine thoroughbreds three years ago for £3.2million and has since bred them into a collection worth millions of pounds.

The massive animals are being homed in a purpose-built kennel at Lai’s penthouse apartment in Kuala Lumpur.

Million pound pooch: Multi-millionaire Kenny Lai with one of his Tibetan Mastiff dogs at his home in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

They roam around their 5,000 square metre air-conditioned compound and have a team of caretakers, trainers and vets who look after Lai’s prized possessions 24-hours a day.

 Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1390734/Malaysian-man-amasses-collection-Tibetan-Mastiffs-worth-8MILLION.html#ixzz1NmED4iav

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for robin: If it ain’t broke…

Currently breezing away on the tunes of “Love Crime” by Secret Cities. Can’t help but feel totally relaxed. And yet there is so much going on in Shanghai right now. So much to see on the streets too! Everyone is out and about, and on their bikes….when I was meeting the Trees (of Treecycles) last Friday, I bumped into their friend, Jean, who was riding this fixie-Fenghuang hybrid. He gave the folks at Factory 5 his classic Chinese bike and asked them to give it a hipster overhaul. And the result. It’s quite beautiful. And it’s no longer called Jean’s bike; it’s been christened forever into hipster oblivion as Nightrider. Read more about that here. With the boisterous encouragement of the Trees and Jean himself I took his fixie for a spin (in a skirt, mind you!) down Anfu Lu. When a sweet couple on a tricycle and French hipster yell…..

via: http://www.shanghaistylefile.com/?p=1464

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