'Across the Lomoverse', by buckshot (with a little help from my friends, The Beatles ;-)

Credits: artichekt

This morning I wrote a little song about Lomography. This afternoon I played it on guitar and filmed about 15 takes of it on my iPad. Well, I’m probably the world’s most self-conscious person on film, so they all sucked! Then, this evening – after five beers – I tried again and, well, I still sound (and look) like a constipated rooster, but it went better than the sober versions, so I figured, what the hell, upload it and be damned! ;-) Anyway, for what it’s worth, here it is:

Dreams are flowing out of Lomo cams into the Lomo lab
they’re captured in the pics we gladly share across the Lomoverse.
Shots of beauty, snaps of joy are filling up my hungry eyes
Possessing and obsessing me.

Jai Lomo Deva Om
Lomo’s gonna rock your world
Lomo’s gonna rock your world

Images of pure delight uploaded daily to the Lomo site
they call me on and on across the Lomoverse.
Lomographs of sprocket holes and cross-processed and redscaled films
and vignettage and leaky lights they fill the Lomoverse.

Jai Lomo Deva Om
Lomo’s gonna rock your world
Lomo’s gonna rock your world

Vivid colours, shades of grey
they stream into my eager eyes
inciting and inviting me.
Limitless undying love is what I feel for plastic cameras
that capture all the beauty seen across the Lomoverse.

Jai Guru Lomo Om
Lomo’s gonna rock your world
Lomo’s gonna rock your world
Lomo’s gonna rock your world
Lomo’s gone and rocked my world!

Jai Lomo Deva (Repeat x 3)

Lyrics by buckshot
Vocals by buckshot
Song performed by buckshot
Guitar played by buckshot
Guitar tuned by (yep, you guessed it) buckshot
Camera by buckshot (duh…!)
Lighting by buckshot
Wardrobe by buckshot (hey, no laughing, ok…?!?)
Hair by the cruelty of the natural ageing process
Video edited by ol’ bucky boy
Video uploaded by, uh huh, our big-shot friend
Beer by Carlsberg
Buckshot by buckshot’s dad’s decision not to wear a condom that night
Diana F+ lovingly fondled by buckshot at night in his bedroom (Video available on YouPorn.com)
Buckshot appears courtesy of Big Bucks for Little Talent Management Ltd
Credits by The Big Ego Credits Co.

©2012 buckshot. All rights reserved (including the right to write silly songs if I feel like it, all right?)

The buck stops here — thanks for watching ;-)

(P.S. A big thank you to @artichekt — I hope you don’t mind that I inserted your fabulous ‘Sternstunden’ photo into this blog without asking you first, but it is just a fabulous shot that I love so much and is a perfect visual representation of the ‘Lomoverse’ that this song is about… Vielen dank, mein Freund :-)

written by buckshot on 2012-09-29


  1. artichekt
    artichekt ·

    Hahaahaa!!! :-) It's not only okay, it's a great honour!! :-D I love it!! This entry, your song, THE PERFORMANCE!!!! :-))) And the credits!! Very cool and entertaining entry!! :-) Thank you my friend!! ;-)

  2. clickiemcpete
    clickiemcpete ·

    Wow, that was an excellent rendition, I loved it! :D

  3. gauthierdumonde
    gauthierdumonde ·

    Great ! My one year old Rosalie dances to it. I think someone should cover this song.

  4. buckshot
    buckshot ·

    @artichekt @clickiemcpete @gauthierdumonde Thanks SO MUCH for your kindness and encouragement! I appreciate it a lot :-)

  5. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    Lomo Guru Deva Om, entertaining blog post ever =D

  6. buckshot
    buckshot ·

    @hervinsyah: Thanks a lot, man! :-)

  7. 134340
    134340 ·

    seriously , i love Across the Universe by The Beatles and also love your cover Across the Lomoverse!!! Well done , buckshot!!! Pls cover more!!! ;)

  8. gauthierdumonde
    gauthierdumonde ·

    Here is a pic i like on da theme www.lomography.es/homes/icuresick/photos/14742651

  9. buckshot
    buckshot ·

    @gauthierdumonde Thanks - I like the shot too, and the movie he linked to there. P.S. I just edited a word in the text of this blog - I didn't realise it would get re-published - sorry, folks!

  10. gauthierdumonde
    gauthierdumonde ·

    Yep when you edit it gets published again. Can be handy to do an update, without having to write a whole new entry. I edited today my yesterdays entry and added an update. it seemed silly to write a second entry. Ofcourse it is not handy when you remove a typo and your entry gets re-published without a real change.

  11. marcus_loves_film
    marcus_loves_film ·

    Sweet Beatles cover! Now if you just shot the video with the Lomokino.. LOL

  12. jean_louis_pujol
    jean_louis_pujol ·

    This is an excellent tune! The lyrics are so wonderful that they might have been written by shakespeare if this guy would had possessed a Diana! Even if I must firmly deny the use of any I (pad, pod, phone, and the next silly instrument that the new religion [apple] will impose) I am really sticked to my seat by your enthousiasm and your talent. Congrats!... and I laughed a lot reading the credits!

  13. gauthierdumonde
    gauthierdumonde ·

    I really messed this up. www.lomography.es/homes/gauthierdumonde/movies/2361-robotbu… I promise to make a decent video when the artist performs the song before my ens.

  14. alburnkat
    alburnkat ·

    Your Creativity NEVER ceases to Amaze me!!! My husband and I like to change the lyrics to songs and then sing them to our Greyhounds about how good or bad they are behaving. ;-)