Archive for June, 2008

Musea Art Contest 6/30/08

June 30, 2008

Happy Birthday USA!

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

Bram Stoker, modeled his character, Dracula on what major and notable American writer! 

IS Walt Whitman! Yes Bram Stoker was a major fan of Walt Whitman!

I had no correct eligible answer. Seems y’all were looking in the wrong vein on this one!

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*

This slave trader wrote the lyrics to one of our most beloved hymns (in the 1770’s). Name the hymn and the him.

Good luck all players! 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

SOMEBODY DO SOMETHING NEW!!! Tom Hendricks (editor of the 15 year old zine Musea)

Musea E-mail Club #432 City of Dallas vs Progressive Art

June 25, 2008

Musea Readers, before I start, I have two more brand new videos to show you this week.

They are:

34. BOX OFFICE CONCERTS: Short video about my box office concerts with photos by Uday K Photography. 35. MEDIA DECENCY PLEDGE: Video is all about Musea’s Media Decency Pledge of July 2005 and who signed and who didn’t.

My hometown Dallas has a reputation as being a very conservative town. This applies to the arts and media. Our daily newspaper and our weekly alt magazine have proven histories of being extremely conservative when it comes to new arts. That’s why I have some hope for the PBS outlet, KERA Blog. We will see. As of now they have not covered anything progressive in the arts.

I sent the following e-mail. It sets up arguments FOR the fair coverage of progressive art developments. See what you think.

KERA, Arts And Seek Blog, For the new arts blog to succeed, it must not only cover art that is classic, safe, and sanitized; but art that is new, innovative, and challenging. As a Dallas musician, painter, writer, and editor of an arts/media zine for the last 15 years: I’ve found a general conservativeness, in Dallas arts that sends most accomplished artists fleeing the city. I encourage you to take Dallas beyond its provincial past and at the least acknowledge the progressive arts in the city. Someday I would hope that the city would be known for even supporting progressive arts – yet that time seems far away.

For example. This group of youtube videos (all on the video site of hunkasaurus.com. Also all on youtube.com) suggest multiple progressive ideas blended with high quality. Each deserves its own blog entry – though from past experience I am doubtful that the innovation involved will even be understood.

Note: Each entry suggest a major new art development and can stand on its own. Each art innovation is from DALLAS (one wonders if people in Dallas can accept progressive art that doesn’t originate from NYC, LA, or London?). And each was posted within the short span of the last few months. I encourage your most progressive thinkers to take a look, and if bewildered by the innovative art, ask questions, do research, work at learning what new art can be. It will support your new blog, and Dallas, and help Dallas get out of this provincial stigma that it has now.

Videos:

FIVE DOORS TO THE ART REVOLUTION: Series of FIVE videos that gives a summary of the main points of the Art Revolution in music, art, lit, art reviews, and art center as developed IN DALLAS over the last 15 years.

SNAKE OIL: A video presentation of a conceptual art work that uses video and conceptual art to challenge the abuses of conceptual art and pave the way for the new POST MODERN ART as outlined in the zine, Musea.

POEM VIDEOS: A new type of video, where each video is a short film that spotlights not one song, like music videos, but one short poem – POEM VIDEOS. Sample videos include: ‘FLY AWAY’, ‘THE THIEF STOLE’, ‘POOR LITTLE URCHIN’ and THE SPACE BETWEEN THE MOON AND EARTH’.

BOX OFFICE CONCERTS: The world’s first and only box office concerts give music lovers a new way to hear music. And hopefully it will – like a monk’s swat to the head – give an inkling of how much fun and excitement new, progressive, and POST-BANDS music can be.

MEDIA DECENCY PLEDGE: Challenge for all media to rein in the gore reports – issued in 2005. In the three years since its inception, there have been no signers from any mainstream media source. Progressive new arts are a key to the vitality of all the arts.

Musea Art Contest 6/24/08

June 24, 2008

The answer to, and winner (if any) for, our last contest question of: Who invented conceptual art (in his 1967 article)? And speaking of conceptual art – see my conceptual art protest piece, “SNAKE OIL” for $1 million dollars, at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WneXAHfuvwc.

IS Sol LeWitt in his 1967 paper “Paragraphs on Conceptual Art.” I had no correct eligible answer. Seems the concept was beyond you! 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*

Bram Stoker, modeled his character, Dracula on what major and notable American writer!

Good luck all players! 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

SOMEBODY DO SOMETHING NEW!!! Tom Hendricks (editor of the 15 year old zine Musea)

Musea E-mail Club #431 Box Office Photos

June 18, 2008

Recently while I was playing my Tuesday and Wednesday box office concerts – music concerts from the Box office of the Dallas Inwood Theater – a man came by and asked if he could take some photographs. I said sure and this week he sent me some of those photos.

Turns out that he is a professional photographer, and a very good one. To see all the four photos he sent me, go to pics at my myspace at http://www.myspace.com/musead . For more of his work see Uday K Photography at http://www.udaykphotography.com

Note in the photos all the clutter on the glass. That is some articles about me that I’ve gotten over the years. Also you can see all four of my CD’s along the bottom.

I’ve also got 3 new videos on youtube. All are less than a minute long. See these and all videos at hunkasaurus.com or youtube.com.

31. POOR LITTLE URCHIN: Short poem with an illustration to fit.

32. FREE RENEWABLE ENERGY: Short short video talking about the idea of people power, people generated energy; with artwork, “Pipes”.

33. THE SPACE BETWEEN THE MOON AND EARTH: Short poem video with moon collage and sound effects.

Musea Art Contest 6/17/08

June 17, 2008

The answer to, and winner (if any) for, our last contest question of: Name the best selling computer game in history.

IS The Sims series – simulating life.

I had no correct eligible answer. Seems y’all were simulating dumbness on this one! 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 conceptual art (in his 1967 article)?

And speaking of conceptual art – see my conceptual art protest piece, “SNAKE OIL” for $1 million dollars at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WneXAHfuvwc Good luck all players!

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

SOMEBODY DO SOMETHING NEW!!! Tom Hendricks (editor of the 15 year old zine Musea)


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