Archive for April, 2008

Musea E-mail Club #424 KERA Blog is a Plus for Dallas Arts

April 30, 2008

Before I get started on this week’s message, please help me move my song up the protest song charts. Here’s how. Either go http://hunkasaurus.com and click on the header or go directly to http://www.neilyoung.com/lwwtoday/lwwsongspage.html and click on my song #129 out of 2600. Play it anytime you are on the computer. More clicks the faster it can move up the charts! – Thanks. KERA, the Dallas PBS channel, has taken a step for the better with its KERA Arts and Culture Blog. It has the potential of opening up arts discussion to those of us who have had little voice in the past. Time to speak up. They say in the intro, The goal is to help artistic endeavors reach new audiences and touch lives…” The project was made possible through the help of Donna Wilhelm. Reach the blog at http://www.kera.org/blogs/culture/ What I like about this blog is that it has a wide range that covers all the arts, it is fairly sophisticated and clever, and it seems more engaging than say the Daily News site (too conservative) or the Dallas Observer site (too hip to be hip!) Also it is easy to add your comments, and after the first post, they are added immediately. That is where my readers come in. The blog is busy with new posts daily, but there aren’t any responses except my own! I KNOW my readers and I know that you are a thoughtful and opinionated bunch with a wealth of knowledge about the arts -every aspect of them. I KNOW that you have comments on the topics discussed. So I encourage all of my readers to voice their comments and bring your opinions to the Dallas public. We need to raise the bar on arts and arts coverage in this town. Here is a good forum to do that. See what you think. Read what interests you and most importantly, add your thoughts to enrich Dallas with your voice.

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Musea Art Contest 4/29/08

April 29, 2008

The answer to, and winner (if any) for, our last contest question of: Who invented ‘hyperspace’? This author coined the phrase in his/her 1934 Short Story “The Mightiest Machine” IS John W. Campbell I had no correct eligible answer. Seems y’all’s hyperspace was empty! 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 NOW RELEASED cd CALLED ‘FOUR-TH’ Hunkasaurus.com (has them all plus videos and more) if you are the first to e-mail me at THIS NEW ADDRESS: tom-hendricks@att.net with the correct answer to this art question* “Pamela” was the world’s first novel. It was published in 1740, the same year as the first circulating library was established in London. It was a huge success and ushered in an era of novel writing that hasn’t stopped. “Pamela” was also the first novel printed in the American Colonies. Who was its American printer? Good luck puzzlers! 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! 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! Musea.us JULY ‘07 – NOW on the Musea blog – This and all the most recent contests at https://musea.wordpress.com SOMEBODY DO SOMETHING NEW!!! Tom Hendricks (editor of the 15 year old zine Musea) Musea.us ( Zine, named as one of the best in the US by UTNE magazine) Hunkasaurus.com ( Music -3 full cd’s of Post-Bands free Music and many new videos) Musea.wordpress.com (Blog for Musea) myspace.com/Musead (New Friends welcome – see over 45 glossy photos!) youtube.com Search Hunkasaurus and His Pet Dog Guitar for 12 videos.

Musea E-mail Club #423 Hear it Now See it Now Vote for it Now

April 23, 2008

Readers, HEAR IT NOW, SEE IT NOW, VOTE FOR IT NOW: HEAR IT NOW Now its official. You can hear my new CD on the Computer. http://www.hunkasaurus.com has the entire new album called “FOUR-TH”. All 12 new songs. PLUS it has the first three CD’s too. That’s a total of 73 SONGS from “Hunkasaurus and His Pet Dog Guitar” And I guarantee there IS NO FILLER here. Lots of good stuff. Come by and listen. SEE IT NOW AND there are 12 videos to go with the music. Many are on the hunkasaurus.com site. All are on http://www.youtube.com (search Hunkasaurus and His Pet Dog Guitar) and many are on my http://www.myspace.com/musead Videos 1. Sun – video to Four-th cd Instrumental “The Spanish Melody 2” Sun looking down on Earth – slide show. 2. Thinking ‘Bout a Feeling – video for Four-th CD upbeat rocker. Slide show of some of my 50 new photos. Tom clicks on Tom’s photos and critiques them. 3. How Beautiful Girls Are – video to the Four-th CD love song for all women. The video shows a sampler of my art work of portratis of women, in many styles and media. 4. Ballad of Willie Nelson – Song is from the first CD, 30. Visuals are the story of my dealing with Nelson’s lawyers! See why he can’t hear his own ballad! 5. Pardon Me Sir – recitation of one of my nonsense verses. 6. Through My Window – recitation of one of my loves songs. 7 5 Doors to the Art Revolution / Intro – First of 6 short talks on the five doors of the art revolution (from the Musea issue #162 March 2008. This episode introduces the series) 8. 5 Doors to the Art Revolution / #1 Music. The revolution in music. 9. 5 Doors to the Art Revolution / #2 Art. The revolution in art. 10. 5 Doors to the Art Revolution / #3 Literature. The revolution in literature. 11. 5 Doors to the Art Revolution / #4 Reviews. The revolution in reviews. 12. 5 Doors to the Art Revolution / #5 Center. The revolution in art centers. VOTE FOR IT NOW My song “AOL Can Tank Tomorrow’ is climbing up Neil Young protest song chart. Out of 2,600 songs, my song reached #659 last week, and #170 this week. Please help me to get it into the top 100. Go to the site and click on the song as many times a week as you like. Each time helps it up the charts. You’ll also hear a fun protest song – something you won’t hear on any radio station! And check out all the other songs there too! http://www.neilyoung.com/lwwtoday/lwwsongspage.html Lots of stuff here. Let me know what you think.

Musea Art Contest 4/22/08

April 22, 2008

The answer to, and winner (if any) for, our last contest question of: In 2000, this writer self published 100 copies of a manifesto attacking the pretentiousness of mainstream ‘literary’ publishing. He put it on Amazon. Unfortunately he was the only one who bought any copies. BUT a national magazine saw it and reprinted it in their 2001 July/August issue. It became a sensation. He later flushed out the article in a 2002 book. And its a doozy! I highly recommend it. Name the author and the book and for extra credit (though not necessary to win) the magazine that brought the essay to the nation’s attention. IS B.R.Myers, “A Reader’s Manifesto – an attack on the Growing Pretentiousness in American Literary Prose”. It was originally published in the Atlantic Monthly magazine. Fo/mo/info see the Wikipedia entry. I had no correct eligible answer. All your answers got rejection letters! 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 NOW RELEASED cd CALLED ‘FOUR-TH’ Hunkasaurus.com (has them all plus videos and more) if you are the first to e-mail me at THIS NEW ADDRESS: tom-hendricks@att.net with the correct answer to this art question* Who invented hyperspace? This author coined the phrase in his/her 1934 Short Story “The Mightiest Machine” Good luck puzzlers! 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! 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! Musea.us JULY ‘07 – NOW on the Musea blog – This and all the most recent contests at https://musea.wordpress.com SOMEBODY DO SOMETHING NEW!!! Tom Hendricks (editor of the 15 year old zine Musea) Musea.us ( Zine, named as one of the best in the US by UTNE magazine) Hunkasaurus.com ( Music -3 full cd’s of Post-Bands free Music and many new videos) Musea.wordpress.com (Blog for Musea) myspace.com/Musead (New Friends welcome – see over 45 glossy photos!) youtube.com Search Hunkasaurus and His Pet Dog Guitar for 12 videos.

Musea Art Contest 4/15/08

April 15, 2008
The answer to, and winner (if any) for,
our last contest question of:

What famous Surrealist painter,in his essay on Modern
Art, said, "Nothing has ever aged more rapidly and
more poorly
than modern art." 

IS
Salvadore Dali in his 1957 book, "Dali on Modern Art".

I had one correct eligible answer.
Our winner is Monte from Burlington, Washington.
Congratulations!

The rest of you must have been hypnotized by melting
watches!

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 NOW RELEASED cd CALLED 'FOUR-TH'
Hunkasaurus.com

if you are the first to e-mail me at
THIS NEW ADDRESS:
tom-hendricks@att.net
with the correct answer
to this art question*

In 2000, this writer self published 100 copies of a
manifesto
attacking the pretentiousness of mainstream 'literary'
publishing.
He put it on Amazon. Unfortunately he was the only one
who bought
any copies.
BUT a national magazine saw it and reprinted
it in their 2001  July/August issue.  It became a
sensation.
He later flushed out the article  in a 2002 book. And
its a doozy!
I highly recommend it.
Name the author and the book and
for extra credit (though not necessary to win) the
magazine that brought the essay to the nation's
attention.

Good luck puzzlers!

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!

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!
Musea.us

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

SOMEBODY DO
SOMETHING NEW!!!

Tom Hendricks
(editor of the 15 year old zine Musea)

Musea.us ( Zine, named as one of the best in the US by
UTNE magazine)
Hunkasaurus.com (  Music -3 full cd's of Post-Bands
free Music)
Musea.wordpress.com (Blog for Musea)
myspace.com/Musead  (New Friends welcome)

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