Portraits more exact!

April 12, 2021

Some painter asked how to get his portraits more exact. I replied:Here’s the problem. You get it exact and you are a camera, and you have taken all your personality out of the portrait. Some will say that is your job, others say you will end up with a pretty lifeless piece of art.

Dallas, This Town Lies in the Future (1987 single)

March 19, 2021

Got a comment to one of my short keyboard bagatelle YouTube videos from Stephen that asked, "Hey Tom, Glad to see you’re still doing the music. You got a copy of "This Town" up online anywhere? Was always my favorite song you did?"
Couldn’t think of the song, but after a few exchanges I figured out he was talking about my studio recorded song from 1987 called,
"DALLAS, This Town Lies in the Future."
So I’m breaking into my queue of videos to bring you this single of mine.
BTW people ask me why don’t you develop your songs and record in a studio? – this is why. I did this song in 1987 at some time and expense, and it took literally
"Dallas, (This Town Lies in the Future)", a song about Dallas being the center of an arts and media revolution.
https://youtu.be/Gnm27-b6SGkGot a comment to one of my short

Jim Quinn sets my Poem to Music

March 17, 2021

Jim Quinn has taken my poem , Full Moon, my version of a poem by Walter de la Mare, and turned it into a fine song. Very impressive! https://www.facebook.com/groups/483326849098435/permalink/898220040942445/

Jim writes, i had a guitar piece that i had.but didnt have lyrics too,and i saw tom hendricks had posted a poem ,so i asked if i could put music and vocals too it,he kindly said yes, so this is a collaboration of sorts.very short

My Guitar Style, Pet Dog Guitar

February 1, 2021

Guitar playing style.
Some are asking about how I get my guitar sound.

I’m doing a couple of things different on guitar. First I make up chords to fit and expand the sound, second I play some chords but keep some strings open and ringing through out, and finally I play combo style, where I play bass, lead, and rhythm all at once.
Thanks for asking!

Sayings of Editor Art (continued)

January 5, 2021

Sayings of Editor Art (more of them).

I don’t let chocolate decay!

Band Aid Charity : charity that addresses poverty in a piecemeal manner.

Flying into your pants!

Just a few more months of caution, then you can throw it to the wind.

Remember with CBAs, poverty is a choice to make not a problem to solve.

Chose: Marketing Ploy for Big 3 Labels, or vibrant music industry for everyone.

99% of physics books set up a wall for the reader and say, "You won’t believe this but it’s true, and stop there – leaving you filled with doubtful wonder – like the author has.
I raise my hand an say, "I do!!! Let’s go!!!

Nothing has just one answer.

If you are a rock band now, you are pretty much stuck in last century.

Let the windmills tilt themselves.

Stay lit!

Everyone gets a thorn in their paw.

Song title: I may be wrong but you’re still stupid!

Black hole of need.

Media – reaches out for trauma and drama.

Whether its this wine or that wine, its still wine!

People who don’t wear a mask – I avoid like the plague!

The oasis of civilization.

That’s like a sax solo in the middle of the Moonlight Sonata (first movement.)

A song with a wide range in the melody is lighter than one with a limited range.

Be daring – Wing it!

Waves are everything!

These musicians need some smoke and mirrors.

Thin people read the room. Fat people read the people.

More a rock garden than Versailles.

Data mining – get your hands out of my … everything

There’s lots of ways to run a maze (also add as poem?)

A few bad apples? A few bad orchards!

The Music Revolution is for those who don’t want ten more years of the same 9 pop stars.
Support all musicians not the greed of the 3 CEOs, that run the Big 3 Labels, and who tell you who you can like and control the entire industry: radio, concerts, reviews, promotion, press, streaming, etc.

It’s a good thing you don’t have any money or your relatives would have committed you long ago!

I’m in a sea of stay-the-same, and the undertow is fierce.

If you’re not going to enjoy sex, why go through puberty?

I can’t go on the subway. I’ll get mobbed, and not because I’m famous.

Beware science discoveries that are too clever. Mother Nature hates clever!
(and usually they are wrong.)

If a photon is outside of time, then it can be anywhere and back.

The physicist calls his wife, quark and gluon!

Some paint by number. Some paint by experience, practice, and talent.

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