Posts Tagged ‘Music’

miniMoonlight (Beethoven inspired)

July 23, 2014

My keyboard bagatelle inspired by Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata.

10 Year Music Project – DONE! 3:57 7/16/14

July 18, 2014

Dear Musea Readers,

Yesterday, July 16, 2014, I finished recording my 10 year and 9 CD voice and guitar project started in the summer of 2004.

My audio engineer Nolan Brett ran the machine after holding up 3 fingers, and I finished the third and last back up vocal harmony part to my original song titled “ROLL” with the line

“OH DARLIN”…ROLL” with my hands waving in the air!

Time 3:57 PM 7/16/14.*

I _ WAS _ DONE !!!


Today, for the first time, I counted up all the songs from the 9 different CD projects (7 done and 2 yet to release, then the total set will be released as my OUTSIDE THE BOX SET!) to see how many songs there were in total.

For all these years I never knew how many I would end up with. Basically I was recreating my song list from the 17 years of playing the Box Office Concerts at the Inwood Theater, Dallas.

I knew my first CD was 30 songs – I even titled it “30″. And I knew the last one we finished yesterday had 22. But the others varied, with usually closer to 12-15. So, I added them up (my secret aim was somewhere around 120 – 150)

Carried the so and so number …. WAIT … it’s looking to come out even….. NO!… FATE is STEPPING IN ….



This earlier instrumental from the set is a favorite and good for celebrating! (Grey Green Eyes)

Tom Hendricks
(editor of the 22 year old zine Musea)

*The session was scheduled from 2-4 PM. Had 3 minutes to go!


The 10 Year Recording Music Project …. Almost Done!!!

July 11, 2014

July 2nd at Crystal Clear Studio “B”, was the last day of recording the guitar parts for my 10 year 10 CD music project

July 9th at Crystal Clear Studio “B”, I recorded the lead and background vocals for 3 of the songs – all originals.

There are 2 vocals left – and the recording part of my 10 year music project will be done.

My intent was to show all the types of music, and types of songs, and instrumentals one person can do on one standard (50 year old Sears Silvertone) and to reflect some of the fun I had doing 18 years of Box Office Concerts from the Inwood Theater Box Office, Dallas, Texas. This is very much a back to basics music project, and I believe it is a one of a kind. Hope you enjoy it.

Hunkasaurus and His Pet Dog Guitar (or)
Tom Hendricks
(editor of the 20 year old zine Musea)

ZINE, Named one of the best ZINES by UTNE magazine. Featured on ROCKETBOOM)

MUSIC, 7 full CD’s of free Postmod Music)

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YOUTUBE CHANNEL, features all my 70 videos)

BIG MUSIC LIST (200 Song – First Worldwide Best Music List)


Ouisie Comments on The Music Business

July 5, 2014

Musician and newsgroup poster Ouisie, has this to say on a recent post on

This posting was prompted by a message on: entitled: Making Any Money?

It’s about artists being Ripped-Off yet again.

My reply there, and posting here is:

To quote Alanis Morissette: “…isn’t it Ironic, don’t you think?…”

It’s Ironic particularly since this Friday, Euphemistically called ‘the
4th of July’, will in Fact be ***INDEPENDENCE DAY***!!! We’re Supposed to
be Celebrating ***INDEPENDENCE***…because we’re Supposed to Actually
BELIEVE in it!!!

Going Indie MEANS going ***INDEPENDENT***, that is, NOT ***DEPENDING***
on CROOKS whose CONFLICT OF INTEREST Will Guarantee that artists will
Always get RIPPED OFF!!!

The internet is NOT a panacea, or deity, or life – it’s a communications
system Dominated by Crooks whose Only concern is how much Filthy Lucre
they can Grub into their Slimy tentacles by Any means possible – NEVER
forget that…or that 2 of its biggest corporatists i.e./…
are “Google” and “Yahoo” – both NONSENSE terms – there’s a Clue right
there – on the internet, NONSENSE IS KING, and in Charge!!! Just as going
along with it and consequently being Ripped-Off is also Nonsense, a
Stupid thing to do!!!

Like ANY other form of ‘Government’, the only Sensible move is to
WITHDRAW CONSENT…or better yet, Never give it in the first place!!!

The ONLY thing the internet *may* be useful for is PROMOTING artists via
their OWN websites, with perhaps some Sample MP3s there for download – TO
Want to experience the artists’ performances? – BUY TICKETS TO THEIR
Want to hear their songs whenever you’d like? – BUY THEIR ALBUMS!!!

That’s how it Used to be – AND IT WORKED!!!
The result was some of the Greatest Music of all time…and we MUST
Restore that Heyday – Right here and now in the 21st Century…

“…starting with a Paradigm Return…”!!!


The music business as it is now is frustrating, and  maddening for any musician trying to sort through it.
I have read many posts by Ouisie, and we agree on just about all concerning music.

There may be a 3rd option. Remember the old jukeboxes? Micropayments !  Musicians may in the future join a coop where they post their music. Each time someone clicks on it, they get a partial payment like a jukebox. Money comes either from a general subscription to the coop or separate accounts. That is a little too complex for the net we have now, but not for the future.


Corporate Musicians Charge What to Book???

May 24, 2014

Here is a post showing how much it costs to book many corporate musicians.
Check out the list – specially those charging $50,000+, or $100,000 +. Then read my comments


Who are these people? What if you had to have a hit single before you charged more than $1,000. How many would be on the list then? Part of the vitality and fun of music is some rebellion. None on that list. Some coming out of Dallas with postmod music. Just a small part of the music rebellion is against over charging people.

Yet you could hear the world’s first and only Box Office Concerts by Hunkasuarus and His Pet Dog Guitar in Dallas, for free – even drive by and listen.
Base your price on creativity and musical firsts, and none on the list would make more.

The music keeps getting more bland and generic as the praise grows higher, and the costs skyrocket. Ready for the music rebellion in the wings called postmod music yet? First thing it does is get back to basics – 2nd thing, opposes what rock/rap/country/pop have become, 3rd brings the vitality that open rebellion brings to music.”


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