Texas Video Showdown Taylor Swift vs. Hunkasaurus

May 21, 2015

Hunkasaurus and his cheap bad video with his beat up standard guitar, and no giant set behind him but a blank wall, has challenged Taylor Swift and her very expensive new video, Bad Blood to a video off.

Hunkasaurus  says his video is not as pretty or trendy or well produced or as filled with famous people,, but that it is better music from his own bedroom because it’s just music – one take, one guitar, one revolution.

Compare the two:
Taylor Swift: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcIy9NiNbmo

Hunkasaurus and His Pet Dog Guitar

Bad Blood may be the video that jumps the shark for mainstream musicians.  Not because it’s bad, it’s ok and a lot like most of all the other mainstream videos; but because it is such a big production that no other musician can match it.  Hey pop musicians, where do you go from this? You can’t do bigger.  The only direction is back to basics.  That’s the Hunkasaurus message, combined with a little rebellion, excitement, and fun!  https://musea.wordpress.com/2011/08/29/post-bands-music-revolution-quick-summary/

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Architecture #2 – Musea Issue #196, now out and about.

May 15, 2015

Dear Reader, Musea #196, the second issue all on Architecture, (May/June/July is now out, at large, and at all the usual suspects – including your mail!

See my ideas on the Amber Chapel, Musead the Ocean Liner Building, the Glass Cathedral and more.

Here from the intro:

“I don’t know of a recent issue of Musea that was more fun to do than this one. I love architecture and for decades have enjoyed designing imaginary buildings that I would love to visit, work at, and live in. How drab a day at a ‘box’ building that no architect has ever loved. How exhilarating a day at a labor-of-love edifice rising with gusto and moxie from its surroundings. Come with me and take a walking tour of Tommy-ville populated with lots of new and hopefully – some day – ‘ground-breaking’ buildings . Enjoy!” [Note: Some buildings are repeats, some are revised, and some are new.]

I hope to one day
turn these into
professional drawings
and built models
and finished buildings
towering above me.

Amber Chapel

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Picasso Painting sold for Highest Auction Price ever – Tulip Bubble about to Bust?

May 12, 2015

Sure I love Picasso, and I think Alberto Giacometti is a fine sculptor, and I appreciate the fun work of Jean Dubuffet , but this is getting silly.

Christies Auction House on 5/12/15, got $179.3 million for a Picasso (highest auction price for a painting ever), $141.2 for a Giacometti, and a Dubuffet for $24.8

Lots of these sales are to people who buy and resell. I think there is a tulip mania about all of this. The art with the high prices was not the best by their artists IMO. Can’t help but think there will be a bubble burst here.

I think that bidders were missing the elephant in the room – the backlash against what modern art has become, and the groundswell for something new.


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For resellers out there, here is my art work, titled “Buying before the Bust”.  Price tag $179.4 million. Shipping included.

Musead – Ocean Liner (art)

May 11, 2015

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The Quizzical back from a month’s vacation

May 11, 2015

The answer to, and winner (if any) for, our last contest question of:
The Beatles always had great covers for their albums. This question is about the Abbey Road cover, where the 4 are crossing the walk near their recording studio.
For this either or question, you only get one chance. Q. Are the Beatles walking away from their studio or towards it?
Here is a live cam of the spot

(From the Beatles Bible) A policeman held up the traffic as Macmillan, from a stepladder positioned in the middle of the road, took six shots as the group walked across the zebra crossing just outside the studio.

The Beatles crossed the road a number of times while Macmillan photographed them. 8 August was a hot day in north London, and for four of the six photographs McCartney walked barefoot; for the other two he wore sandals.

Shortly after the shoot, McCartney studied the transparencies and chose the fifth one for the album cover. It was the only one when all four Beatles were walking in time. It also satisfied The Beatles’ desire for the world to see them walking away from the studios they had spent so much of the last seven years inside.

I had no correct answers – seems the answers were walking in the wrong direction on this one.  I don’t dumb down so please wise up.

Now on to a new Q.: Win a copy of my FIRST cd CALLED ‘30′! – (first anti-band CD) or my NEWER cd CALLED ‘NEXT”(‘06) or my NEWEST cd CALLED ‘THIRDS” (May ‘07) or my MORE NEWEST cd Called “FOUR-TH” (‘08) or my MOST NEWEST cd CALLED ‘5-TH (Nov.’09) or my MORE NEWEST NEWEST cd CALLED ’6-TH’(Feb ’12), or my even NEWER THAN THAT cd CALLED “7-TH (early 2014), or my even NEWER UP TO DATE CD CALLED “#8-TH (08/14) or my very newest #9 out now. OR a download card for a free streaming CD.

Hear and buy them all on CDBaby, I-Tunes, Amazon, Google, Spotify, and all the other main music sites. Hunkasaurus.com has them all too.
IF you are the first to E-MAIL ME , AT THIS ADDRESS: tom-hendricks @ att.net (remove blanks of course) with the correct answer to this art question.

Setting: NYC in the 30’s. Macy’s Department Store had advertised that it had a toy version of this. The next morning there was a queue of 20,000 people, one third of a mile long, waiting for the store to open to get that toy. What toy was it?
Good Luck!

DEDICATION: These contests are dedicated to my sister, Peggy, who answered more of the questions correctly than anyone else.

FINE PRINT: The CD prize is only available to those with mailing addresses in the US. Foreign winners will have to settle for the miniscule fame alone, and the satisfaction of a job well done. But don’t forget you can listen to all the music on the website, whether you won or lost – and I’d be glad if you did!

Readers, IF you like these puzzles and would like to resend them to friends, post them on any newsgroup, or any website, please do so. The more the merrier! For tons of past quizzes go to, the musea website at musea.us or the Musea blog at musea.wordpress.com And don’t forget the music/videos at hunkasaurus.com http://www.youtube.com/TomHendricksMusea (all my videos)
Tom Hendricks (editor of the 20 year old zine Musea) http://www.Musea.us ZINE, Named one of the best ZINES by UTNE magazine. Featured on ROCKETBOOM) http://www.Hunkasaurus.com MUSIC, 5 full CD’s of free Post-Bands Music) http://www.Musea.wordpress.com BLOG for Musea, Art Contests, Weekly E-mail Messages)
Tom Hendricks
(editor of the 23 year old zine Musea)

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