13/01/2022 Now’s your chance to buy your very own Rolling Stones NFT

The Blah Blah Blah album art work being turned into the NFT.
(Image credit: Ruby Mazur/The Rolling Stones)

If you've been living under a rock, you may not know about the rise of the NFT (or non-fungible token). NFTs are collectible digital assets and they have been taking over the internet and crypto community for a little while now. But a recent NFT to hit the market has not only an iconic design, but also a lovely sentiment.

Over 5,000 AI-generated NFTs based on Ruby Mazur's 'Blah Blah Blah' album cover artwork were released last week into the world to raise money for the charity FCancer that contributes to cancer research and patient support. The charity wasn't chosen at random – Mazur was diagnosed with a terminal brain tumour a year ago, and given just six months to live.

Mazur has used those extra six months well, and the NFTs based on the famous The Rolling Stones logo of a tongue and a mouth from their 1971 Tumbling Dice album cover (below) are seriously cool. If you're still feeling confused about NFTs, don't worry, we have a super nifty guide on all the ins and out ofwhat are NFTs.

The Tumbling Dice album cover

The Rolling Stones cover art for the 'Tumbling Dice' album(Image credit: The Rolling Stones)

"I think it’s great that there will be all of these different variations of my painting," says Mazur in an interview withNFT News Today. "At most NFT auctions, we’re talking about very sizeable sums of money being exchanged. Here, we’re offering lots of people the chance to purchase a generative NFT at a price they can afford and do some good at the same time". You can get your hands on your Rolling Stones NFT over on theCosmic Wire website.

The Blah Blah Blah cover art

(Image credit: Ruby Mazur/The Rolling Stones)

With 100% of the proceeds going to theFCancer charity, there's no better way to get your foot in the NFT door than buying one of the 5000 designs and donating some money to charity at the same time? Fancy the sound of creating your own NFTs? Then check our guide onhow to make and sell NFTs.



Interesting NFTs
The Switch
The Switch is a unique, “one of one” NFT that demonstrates the evolution of artwork in the digital realm. The Switch is developed to change form at a specific point of time in the future, known by Pak. The evolution is determined and rendered immutable by smart contracts, or self-executing code on the Ethereum blockchain.
Alex in Wonderland
A figure, Alex, stands mostly naked in the midst of a physical and psychological maelstrom. He is clad only in nostalgic 80’s era socks, on a tenuous island between active waters and a variety of shark denizens. Sharks on the right side of the image are all beached, including a shark with a quartz crystal snout, an orange shark wrapped in a life buoy, and a shark further in the distance wearing an 80’s style shirt with the number “88”. On the left side is the largest shark, wearing bright glossy red lipstick and brandishing prominent teeth with braces. She is cordoned off from the figure by a roped float divider, and within her thought bubble is a warning symbol. Behind the figure, hovering in the air, are Grey aliens emerging from the distance, out of a series of elliptical UFO shaped interdimensional membranes. The Greys take on the visual form of spermazoa ostensibly impregnating the interdimensional thresholds. As is typical, these Greys inhabit a zone just behind the unconscious topology of Alex’s dissociative mind. Though Alex’s bottom half is representative, his top half mutates into a psychological cornucopia. In a manner akin to “Auto-Erotic Sphinx”, a predecessor work, the figure has self suctioned—an act of sensual infatuation, enjoyment, and exploration. Upward exists the figure’s primary conscious eye, adorned with a revolutionary beret emblazoned with a Bitcoin badge. The figure’s summit features the nose of a fighter jet facing off against video game Bullet Bills, one of whom is marked by a communist North Korean star. A cropped section of a UFO observes the contest. Alex’s mind branches both left and right. To the left is more singular embodied consciousness, manifesting two eyes and a Ganesh trunk grasping crayons. The right branch dissociates upward diagonally, emerging into an array of eyes, faces, teeth, tail, a unicorn horn, and much more—all of which participate in expressing his unconscious being; a democracy of psychic factions representing thought impressions and associations. All illumination and darkness– fernal, infernal, high consciousness and corporeal underbelly–reside in this realm. In the distance are relatively languid, light clouds, and against the firmament hovers a colossal distant eye peering over the scene and far beyond. This painting possesses underlying genetic traits with previous works such as “Auto-Erotic Sphinx with Toys”, “Dionysus”, and “Fuku-Shiva”. The work serves also as a nod to an earlier period of art inspiration during late teens and early twenties— born out of the nakedness, vulnerability, curiosity, and wonder inherent to coming of age and all subsequent psychedelic revelation.
No Future #9/15
Shalom! Kitty #452418 here. I'm here to enjoy sweating through my feet and riding dirty. I once kissed a gecko. I don't like to talk about it. This will be an amewsing friendship.
The eye of providence blinks. Originally posted to tumblr June 26, 2012.