Posts Tagged ‘Dallas’

Cartoon Selfie

October 25, 2014

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Wanted – mini Publicists / Dallas Web Designer/Typist

October 2, 2014

WANTED – mini – PUBLICISTS for Tom

You can make $1 per e-mail, by being a mini publicist for Musea and supporting the ideas of the art and media revolution. OR hourly pay if you prefer. Fire up the computer for an hour or so a week. Great for Teens who need a first job, great for Seniors, great for anyone!

Needed – mini publicists to help me promote the following: First this 9 CD box set, a possible world’s first in music, but also the art and media revolution, my zine Musea, and writings, my art, my essays and ideas such as National Hiring Day, National Workers Union, CBA’s Community Bank Accounts, and lots more.

Be one of my part time publicists. Contact me if you have some net time and it’s something you would like to do.
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WANTED – DALLAS WEB DESIGNER

Soon I will need a professional web designer – someone in the Dallas Area. Anyone know of a good creative one?

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WANTED – TYPIST

Need a typist to type up notes of big novel in progress.

Sweater off the Shoulder Beauty (art)

September 26, 2014

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Banned Book Week? Thousands of Zines Should Be At The Top of the List

September 25, 2014

Banned Book Week ? Thousands of Zines Should Be at the Top of the List

This week is Banned Book Week:
Wikipedia says: Banned Books Week is an annual awareness campaign that celebrates the freedom to read, draws attention to banned and challenged books, and highlights persecuted individuals …

Banned Books Week was founded in 1982 by prominent First Amendment and library activist Judith Krug. It is sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA), the American Booksellers Association, American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression (ABFFE), American Society of Journalists and Authors, Association of American Publishers, National Association of College Stores, and endorsed by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress….

It has been held during the last full week of September since 1982. Banned Books Week not only encourages readers to examine challenged literary works, but also promotes intellectual freedom in libraries, schools, and bookstores.

CHALLENGE LITERARY WORKS??? What about a challenged genre of thousands of books!!!!

The real banned books are zines.
Most publishing in the 1990’s was zines,
The best literature was zines,
A new type of literature was zines that combined book making, art, and lit.

But you won’t see zines in any book show – Zines were not major corporations, they were not mass produced (they were produced in limited copies) and they were as often traded for other zines, as sold. They were marginalized by the mainstream – even though they were most of the publishing, and the most innovative of publishing. Wherever you see, hear, or read a review of the latest novel now, you should have seen, heard or read about reviews of a zines.

Zines were exploding in the early nineties. Desk top publishing and copy stores allowed anyone to make and publish their writings on anything. Zinesters popped out of every city and began to share their work with others. This was the literature of an entire generation.

But where was the media? They still haven’t covered this golden age of writing – and, as we see now, it was the last golden age of literature before the internet – that’s a big deal.

Imagine a generation’s total literary output treated like the Thought Police treated facts in the novel 1984. That’s what happened to zines. This was not a case of banning one person’s writings – this was banning an entire generation of writers – that even now have not been recognized.
Zines, or the desktop explosion from late 80’s for a decade or so, produced not only great writing, but great book making and illustration tied in with that writing. It was the first literature that included bookmaking as part of the achievement. It was the best writing of the 90’s.

So to counteract that bizarre lack of coverage of zines, in 1996, I began the Zine Hall of Fame – an ongoing place to celebrate many of the best zines. Over the years new inductees have entered it’s halls.

I invite you, reader, to enter them too, and peruse a time of very great writers and writing, and publishing, and book making – all the things that zines and zinesters did and did better than any other generation in history.

This link takes you to zinewiki, an encyclopedia of zines, plus the Musea Zine Hall of Fame page

http://zinewiki.com/Musea_Zine_Hall_of_Fame

My Two Songs made the Top 10 (Neil Young Chart)

September 22, 2014

My Two Songs Made the Top 10 on Neil Young’s Protest Song Chart

Thanks to all who helped my two songs rise in the charts into the top 10 of 3,619 songs! My songs are at #9 and #10
Keep that clicking coming!!

http://www.neilyoung.com/lwwtoday/lwwsongspage.html

7. Things Of America – David Kraai
8. Marche Mon Ami – Egin
9. AOL Can Go and Tank Tomorrow – Tom Hendricks
10. Peace Sign – Hunkasaurus and His Pet Dog Guitar

Postmod music is getting out there.


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