Archive for July, 2007

Musea Art Contest 7/31/07

July 31, 2007

The answer to, and winner (if any) for,
our last contest question of:

We’re in TV land talking about star endorsements
of clothes lines. 3,000 retail outlets
carried collections of his wife’s dressses,
sweaters, and blouses. But it was his line with
his name on it that was the first line of star-
endorsed jeans. Name him. And for extra credit
the name of the jeans.

WAS:
Desi Denims! Yes Desi Arnaz had the first
endorsed line of jeans.

I had no correct eligible answers –
Seems you all got lost in the wash!

I don’t
dumb down,
so please
wise up.

Now on to a new Q.:

Win a copy of
my NEW cd CALLED ’30’! – (first anti-band CD) or
my NEWER cd CALLED ‘NEXT”
or my NEWEST cd CALLED ‘THIRDS” (May ’07)
or my RECORDING-IT-NOW cd (Summer ’07)

if you are the first to e-mail me at
tomhendricks474 @cs.com
with the correct answer
to this art question*

About how many tv shows does it take to go into
syndication (where the real money is for the TV producer.)
For extra credit name a popular show that is big in reruns
but under the magic number needed.

Good luck puzzlers!

Readers: I have lost the ability to
post these contests on newsgroups and so have lost
a sizable portion of my audience. IF you like these and would
like to resend them to friends, post them on any newsgroup,
or any website, please do so. The more the merrier!

MAY ’07 – NOW on the Musea website –
on our contents page, A NEW Year Of Quizzes –
yes all of this past year’s contest questions (’06-’07)
and their answers – check them out!

JULY ’07 – NOW on the Musea blog –
This and all the most recent contests at
https://musea.wordpress.com

SOMEBODY DO
SOMETHING NEW!!!

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Musea E-mail Club #397 Ingmar Bergman

July 31, 2007

Readers,
The great Swedish director, Ingmar Bergman, has died. He was 89. When thinking about his overall work, most people will first conjure up the image of the Knight playing chess with Death from the film “The Seventh Seal” (1957). But my favorite, and one that I doubt I could ever watch again, was “The Virgin Spring” (1960). The medieval legend is straightforward enough. A young woman is raped and her killers avenged. But there is extraordinary filmmaking in the way he tells it.
I am sure most film lovers have a favorite too. He was a filmmaker that could go from violent to beautiful, from tedious, depressing, and boring, to wonderful heights. We salute the work of Ingmar Bergman.
_____
For Bergman films as well as a survey of the best films year by year, from 1894-2000, please see the pretty vast Musea guide to film at http://musea.us/movies1.html or go to the musea.us mainpage and scroll down till you find the guide to movies.

Tom Hendricks, ed. of Musea
the 15 year old monthly art/media zine. http://musea.us

Musea Art Contest 7/25/07

July 25, 2007

The answer to, and winner (if any) for,
our last contest question of:

This 1953 film was about a young boy’s fantasy
about his piano teacher. It was co-scripted by
Theodore Geisel, Dr. Seuss. Name the film.

WAS:
The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. (a fine film that
few know about.)

I had no correct eligible answers –
So all of you, go do your scales for an hour!

I don’t
dumb down,
so please
wise up.

Now on to a new Q.:

Win a copy of
my NEW cd CALLED ’30’! – (first anti-band CD) or
my NEWER cd CALLED ‘NEXT”
or my NEWEST cd CALLED ‘THIRDS” (May ’07)
or my RECORDING-IT-NOW cd (Summer ’07)

if you are the first to e-mail me at
tomhendricks474 @cs.com
with the correct answer
to this art question*

We’re in TV land talking about star endorsements
of clothes lines. 3,000 retail outlets
carried collections of his wife’s dressses,
sweaters, and blouses. But it was his line with
his name on it that was the first line of star-
endorsed jeans. Name him. And for extra credit
the name of the jeans.

Good luck puzzlers!

Readers: I have lost the ability to
post these contests on newsgroups and so have lost
a sizable portion of my audience. IF you like these and would
like to resend them to friends, post them on any newsgroup,
or any website, please do so. The more the merrier!

MAY ’07 – NOW on the Musea website –
on our contents page, A NEW Year Of Quizzes –
yes all of this past year’s contest questions (’06-’07)
and their answers – check them out!

JULY ’07 – NOW on the Musea blog –
This and all the most recent contests at
https://musea.wordpress.com

SOMEBODY DO
SOMETHING NEW!!!

Musea E-mail Club #396 New Blog , Indy Airplay

July 23, 2007

Readers,
Musea now has a blog.
It’s address is https://musea.wordpress.com
I am going to post both my weekly Musea E-mail Club messages and my weekly Musea Art Contests there. I encourage you to share this spot with anyone who might be interested in it. I hope to get a wider audience for my contests.
Also note that musea.us will remain the main website and it has all the best, past e-mail club messages, and art contests.
Now for this weeks message:

Clear Channel ( the largest radio conglomerate)
agreed to end its payola-like policy and play an agreed upon number of hours of indy music. Unfortunately they, being the meanies they consistently are, tried to squeeze a profit from the indies, while complying to the agreement. The following is from futureofmusic.org
——————————–
1. Indie artists and labels win major victory as Clear Channel
abandons effort to force artists to give up performance royalties
A little over a week ago, the Future of Music Coalition sent you an email announcing a new campaign to end a sneaky move by Clear Channel to not pay indie artists’ royalties. We are pleased to announce Clear Channel has capitulated – in just 10 days.

Here’s the background: As part of a settlement to end an FCC investigation into allegations of payola at some of their stations, Clear Channel and other broadcasters agreed to play 4,200 hours of local and indie music. Clear Channel set up a web page attached to each of its stations’ web sites that allowed local and indie artists to submit their music for consideration, but the American Association of Independent Music (A2IM) found some troubling language in the license agreement: artists had to check a licensing agreement that said that the artist granted “Clear Channel the royalty-free non-exclusive right and license, in perpetuity […] to use, copy, modify, adapt, translate, publicly perform, digitally perform the content submitted via their website.

Clear Channel was asking artists to waive their performance royalties as a consideration for airplay. In other words, Clear Channel had responded to allegations of payola with a pay-for-play scheme aimed at indie artists. It is critical that precedents are not established that require artists to relinquish royalties as a condition of airplay.

Last Monday, July 9, FMC launched a week’s worth of daily blog posts devoted to the topic, while A2IM continued direct negotiations on behalf of its independent label members with Clear Channel. Then, Congress got involved. On Thursday, July 12, Senator Russ Feingold, D-Wis., sent a letter to each of the major radio station groups, questioning their intent to honor the conditions of the payola consent decree. Feingold referenced the Clear Channel royalty issue in the letter, saying that the “required royalty waiver seems to violate the April commitment not to barter access to music programmers. I encourage you all, and Clear Channel in particular, to clarify this issue.”
As of Monday, July 16, Clear Channel had revised the language in the licensing agreement (see example here:
http://www.dc101.com/cc-common/artist_submission/). The new language removed the words “royalty-free” from the agreement, which ensures that artists can keep their rights to their public performance royalties. One of the nation’s smallest music non-profits beat back the nation’s most powerful broadcaster.
We want to thank the independent label group A2IM for all their hard work negotiating directly with Clear Channel on the revised language over the last two weeks. The victory is great for all musicians. It proves that we can take on the most powerful forces in the radio industry and win. It also shows a more equitable music business is possible if we band together to make a concerted effort.

Tom Hendricks
ed. of the 15 year old zine Musea

musea.us (main site)
hunkasaurus.com (music)
musea.wordpress.com (blog)

Musea Art Contest 7/18/07

July 23, 2007

The answer to, and winner (if any) for,
our last contest question of:

This is a good one.
Have you heard the phrase, “Keeping up with the Jones”?
The phase means to keep up with the ways of the wealthy.
Well the Jones’ were a real family and their child was a major
American writer. Name that writer!

WAS
Edith Wharton (Newbold Jones) author of
‘The Age of Innocence’ and ‘Ethan Frome’. Her
parents were the very wealthy (real estate) NYC couple,
George Frederic Jones, and Lucretia Rhinelander.

I had no correct eligible answers –
Nobody kept up!

Readers: I have lost the ability to
post these contests on newsgroups and so have lost
a sizable portion of my audience. IF you like these and would
like to resend them to friends, post them on any newsgroup,
or any website, please do so. The more the merrier!

I don’t
dumb down,
so please
wise up.

Now on to a new Q.:

Win a copy of
my NEW cd CALLED ’30’! – (first anti-band CD) or

my NEWER cd CALLED ‘NEXT”

or my NEWEST cd CALLED ‘THIRDS” (May ’07)

if you are the first to e-mail me at
tomhendricks474 @cs.com
with the correct answer
to this art question*

This 1953 film was about a young boy’s fantasy
about his piano teacher. It was co-scripted by
Theodore Geisel, Dr. Seuss. Name the film.

Good luck puzzlers!

*UN-Fine print. If you post your answer on a
newsgroup instead of sending it to me,
you are disqualified from all contests
for spoiling the fun for others. Please play
fair – and have fun.  OR I’ll add you to
my permanent can’t/win list – or as I call it,
my
PERMANENT LOSER LIST – like this guy
that posts this followup -> -> ->

MAY ’07 – NOW on the Musea website –
on our contents page, A NEW Year Of Quizzes –
yes all of this past year’s contest questions (’06-’07)
and their answers – check them out!

SOMEBODY DO
SOMETHING NEW!!!


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