3 Golden Ages in the Arts

February 1, 2023

3 Golden Ages in the Arts

From 1990 to 2020 there was a golden age of technology but no golden age of content in the arts. The mainstream mega corporations invented new tech, but couldn’t find content to fill them!

Through the last 30 years there has been a consolidation of companies connected to the arts and media into fewer and fewer hands. This consolidation has ruined almost all the arts from music, writing, and art, to film, theater, and dance.

But there are these 3 exceptions. They all have something in common. They all developed outside the control of the giant media art conglomerates. That means that in every case thousands competed, not 5 or so mega corporations like in the mainstream generic arts.

These three still remain unappreciated and underreported by the mainstream media.

Here are 3 that stand out for me.

1. Zines. The late 80s and 90s were the last golden age of literature before the net.
2. Online bloggers, and original youtube channels, are the new radio and TV.
3. The Korean wave of both K-Pop and K-Dramas developed innovative music and TV / films.

Tom Hendricks
Musea since 1992.


January 29, 2023

Bureaucracy!The government would work much better with less bureaucracy. Reduce red tape, duplication, and waste. But how?

Here’s a suggested first step. Set up a Bureau of Bureaucracy Reduction. Their job is to research, recommend, and help implement ways to reduce bureaucracy. Couldn’t hurt!

This can be added to some other ideas from Musea:

Community Bank Accounts or CBAs can end poverty without spending a penny of capital. (Good for any projects needing money.)

Government Worker Bonuses. Government workers know first hand where the waste is. When a worker or department suggests a practical and workable way to reduce spending, they get 1% of the savings for the first year. 1% of a billion adds up!

When there is a party switch in government, the new party almost always changes things too much too quickly, specially in spending and revenues. So I suggest when it comes to reducing the debt we start a 1 tenth of 1% rule. That means that each year all revenues are increased 1 tenth of 1%, and all spending is reduced 1 tenth of 1% across the board. That reduction hurts few and helps all.

Finally start a government savings account. Put 1 billion into the savings account each year. The money cannot be spent unless for a dire emergency, or till government finances are in control and the account is no longer needed.

Singers Support

January 25, 2023

Singers, does your tummy stick out before you sing every line?If not then you are not breathing for singing. 2 hours of training on how to breathe for singing, can give you more tone, larger high and low vocal range , better sounding voice, a stronger voice, and a voice more in tune. Then you can sing much better. Go online and learn how. Its awkward at first but easy to learn.
I compare this as important to a singer, as learning Barre chords is to learning to play guitar. No excuses, allowed!

More on Gravity = Acceleration

January 24, 2023

Here are four follow ups, about my recent post on gravity.

1. Remember the rubber sheet analogy? The rubber sheet is space pushing on all sides. That’s the force I’m talking about that causes what we call gravity.
Q. The implication is clear (or at least, it was clear to Einstein): Gravity causes acceleration, and acceleration causes gravity. They are absolutely identical

2. Galileo’s experiment, later recreated on the moon shows a hammer and feather dropping and hitting the ground at the same time. This supports space pushing them , not the attraction of their weight.

3. Doppler Effect: Waves emitted by a source traveling towards an observer get compressed.

4. The greatest force in the universe is dark energy, the energy of empty space. Dark energy is 70% of all energy. It has such force that its expanding the universe everywhere all the time, and is now speeding up.


January 24, 2023

Auto tune sounds like Astro turf looks!

The auto tuned singers are out!
Fake and phony is done!
Leave that noise for elevators!
Musicians are moving on!

Yes it is official in music
The auto tuned era is done
Fake is over, and real is back!
Which side are you on?

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