Wednesday, February 06, 2008

New Song

From Vega Catalog 1923
I'm going to try rotating different Hokum Scorchers songs on my website every Sunday night - just for fun. Have a listen to the Hokum Scorchers playing the 1920's song, "Papa Do Do Do" by Papa Charlie Jackson (this version was recorded in 1995). Lou Reimuller is playing a Vega Whyte Laydie guitar-banjo and I am on the washboard. I will be playing snare drum, tenor banjo, National plectrum, kazoo and singing on future songs. So, stay tuned for more craziness. Oh, and scroll down the page on this link for the player. My website is set up that have to scroll down to read it - like a blog.

P.S. The song will change every Sunday night!
So, it may be a different one by the time you read this.

Octopus Pulp Covers from the Past

by Lew Merrill 1936
Poulpe Pulps (and Octopia Blog) is a website dedicated to pulp comic covers, magazine covers and book covers featuring images of that strange creature from the deep: the octopus. It's a fascinating and humorous gallery of vintage sci-fi art.
Be sure to follow some of their links to other sites such as this Japanese Pulp Gallery . I'm sure Ryan Heshka can't get enough of this stuff! He seems to be channelling it.

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Saturday, February 02, 2008

Beautiful "Lost Found Art"

Antique pin cushion

Wooden figure collection 16 years in the making (from 1850-1920)
Antique doll head collection
For some lovely and unusual antique, dada-style collections for your home, take a tour through this wonderful design company's website:

Thanks go to the Lori Langille Blog (Automatism)
I love all of these! I want them!
The Art of Amy Crehore

Friday, February 01, 2008

Pussycat, pussycat

Yes, she does look pretty in pink. And blue and white.
Totally wigged-out idea! I wonder if my cat would go for that?

Rare Antique Prints

You can get these gorgeous, surreal antique Valentijns fish prints from 1726, this wonderful monkey print by Buffon 1766 and this stunning art deco print by Benedictus 1934 at:

The Art of Amy Crehore

(Thanks, Bibliodyssey)

Number Two Tickler Uke Coming...

I want to thank all of the people who ordered my new t-shirt and all of the blogs that blogged about it and my art: Boingboing , Drawn! , Juxtapoz , J-Walk , Uke Hunt , ArtNYC, Fanpotai , Swankie Schedule , i hate peas , butternutcomics , daily yoghurt ,to name a few. And, thanks to the people who sent me some nice feedback.

About my new ukulele which is due out in February: I actually designed the uke itself, so it will not be a standard-looking uke like the last one. It is more detailed in it's construction and it will have some very special features that only a luthier could accomplish. That is why it is taking so long for the luthier (Lou Reimuller) to build it. It's entirely hand-crafted from scratch and it's a brand new uke design, yet it's still very traditional in it's own way.