Archive for July, 2008

Musea E-mail Club #437: Myspace Network of Art Friends

July 30, 2008

Before we begin, here’s my latest youtube video (hunkasaurus.com or youtube.com).

#45. THE WEST: Music video of Pet Dog Guitar instrumental, “The West” featuring the artwork “Watchdog”. Short and sweet.

You can also see this or any of my 45 videos on myspace.com/musead too. And that’s what I want to talk about here. I am really enjoying myspace – the site to connect up with others. 

And before I go any further I want to 

INVITE ALL NEW FRIENDS TO MY MYSPACE PAGE . I WELCOME ALL OF YOU TO ADD YOURSELF TO MY NETWORK OF FRIENDS! 

In recent weeks I’ve gone from 40 friends to over 170! I’ve searched out people that look interesting to me. Many are celebrities, some like Shakespeare, are no longer with us, but someone has taken their name and made a site dedicated to them. That’s why I have Renoir and Darwin for friends for example. But there are also musicians, filmmakers, and much much more. For example here are some of my new friends, most added in the last few weeks.

Art: You’ve heard of RENOIR, THE ANDY WARHOL MUSEM and perhaps HR GIGER and BASQUIAT, but how about new artist finds like SERGIO E (from Spain) or NORI (from Malaysia), or NACCARATO  or ETHEREAL.

Writing: There’s SHAKESPEARE, EMILY DICKENSON,  but also zinester stars like DAVIDA and FIRE (Llori Steinberg).

Film: There’s  CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, BOLLYWOOD, WONDERWOMAN, TRON,  and director BRAD ANDERSON.

Comedy: BILL HICKS, BILL MURRAY, and DANA CARVEY.

Fashion: There’s NYLON magazine, and designer BEN SHERMAN.

Local favorites: INWOOD THEATER, BAR OF SOAP, A HISTORY OF DALLAS MUSIC, GRANADA THEATER, REVEREND HORTON HEAT, ERYKAH BADU  and SALIM  NOURALLAH.

Politics: STOP THE WAR, PROJECT PEACE, and SGT. MAXWELL’S PEACE CHORUS.

Music: (and here’s the bulk of the new friends) Classic artists like:

BEATLES, FRANK SINATRA, DEAN MARTIN, BOB DYLAN, FRANK ZAPPA,  SUN RECORDS (and lots of rockabilly), ELVIS PRESLEY AND THE BLUE MOON BOYS, SCOTTY MOORE, ROY ORBISON, PHIL AND DON, EDDIE COCHRAN, RICK NELSON, BRIAN SETZER, NEIL YOUNG,  and then there are my favorite women singers such as:  INGRID MICHEALSON, FEIST, BJORK,  AVIRL LAVIGNE, CYNDI LAUPER,  and other women artists that may be new to you; KERLI,  LAUREN FIELD (London), TATYANA SHERMAN (Kiev). Plus lots of new musical finds from here and across the globe such as: SPONGETONES, TRONS,  GNARLS BARKLEY, DARK CAPTAIN LIGHT CAPTAIN, and THE ROGUE ELEMENT.

Icons: I also LOVE to add the myfriends with fascinating animated art icons. For those you have to just look and see their creative work.

Come take a look, and if so inclined join my art revolutionary network of friends.

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Musea Art Contest 7/29/08

July 29, 2008

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

Where did Edward Albee get the title for his classic play “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” IS

Graffiti on the wall of (now it gets convoluted) on a bathroom wall, in a bar, or in a subway. But the acceptable answer for me, is graffiti on a wall. That’s as exact as we can be on this one.

I had no correct eligible answer. It seems there was no writing on the wall for 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*

The age old question is how many monkees typing randomly on typewriters, does it take to type up a Shakespeare play? But let’s make it simpler. IF you had one monkey typing randomly on a typewriter, what are the odds he’ll type “to be or not to be” correctly? Clue: his typewriter has 46 poundable keys and shift, tab, and return keys don’t count. Ok monkey go! What are the odds he’s typing that line from Shakespeare? 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 And don’t forget the music/videos at hunkasaurus.com

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

Musea E-mail Club #436: Poetry / Art – New Type of Videos

July 23, 2008

Read end for new video this week, myspace news, and a Boston protest classic song!

EMAIL CLUB MESSAGE: Why not expand the idea of music video to encompass poetry videos, art videos or any other kind of short film? Youtube is set up to showcase any short film. Why not suggest a certain structure for two whole new types of videos. Here are two new categories of videos plus samples from my 44 youtube videos.

POETRY videos: A short poem is read or printed for the viewer with some matching visuals, and perhaps music, or sound effects too. Sample “The Space Between” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8rZsrjvL3Y

ART videos: a single art work is displayed for the viewer with some matching voice overs, sound effects, or music. Sample ” Little Rothko (A Moment of Contemplation) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-s54cSq54E

Wouldn’t it be fun to have a channel of all types of “Art” videos each about the length of a song or shorter, that spotlights a mix of arts: music, art, lit, photography, architecture, fashion,film, acting, dance, etc. etc. Why not?

This week I have one new video #44 DON’T GIVE UP ON LOVE – music video to my love song, Don’t Give Up On Love. I think its one of my better vocals too. Let me know what you think.

Also TO ALL MYSPACE -ers. I want you as a friend. I can’t think of anyone who will be turned down. Come by and add a friend.

Dateline BOSTON. I’ve discovered a “We are The World” type group effort on a protest song out of Boston that I think is very very very good. Great song, great vocals, great message, by a collective of Boston musicians. It is very impressive to me. It will be to you too. Go to Sgt Maxwell’s Peach Chorus and listen to END WAR NOW (group effort) http://www.myspace.com/dreamerswanted Till next time.

Musea Art Contest 7/22/08

July 22, 2008

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

This is the last line (whoops! 2nd from last line.) of a 1963 suspense film. Name the film.

Reggie: Oh I love you Adam… Alex … Peter … Brian … I hope we have lots of boys … We can name them all after you.

IS Charade With Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn

I had no correct eligible answer. No one put their ‘stamp’ 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*

Where did Edward Albee get the title for his classic play “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”

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 #435: Gadgets Trump Content

July 15, 2008

First the new videos I made this week. The first is a short rant about how we could end poverty in the US with the money we’ve spent on the war. The next is a music video. And the last is a poem video. All are very short and can be accessed at Hunkasaurus.com or youtube.com or myspace.com/musead (I welcome friends)

41. PENNY RATTLES IN A BANK: Penny Rattling in a Bank video about a better way to spend the 500 + billion dollars we have spent on the Iraq War.

42. JUST FRIENDS: Music video featuring the art work “Masks” and music, “Just Friends”.

43. THE HORSEMAN: Poem video of “The Horseman with sound effects.

Gadgets Trump Content.

There seems to me to be a trend in these times, in the arts that favors gadgetry over content. We surf the net for sites with the gadgets and quirky stuff, more than sites for research or study. Video games are fun for their gizmos not for profound content. Youtube is not great art but it is fun to see so many short films.

Music is fun on the net because you can sample new music on myspace.com , videos on youtube, songs on itunes, and even thousands of radio stations on live365.com, etc. It’s the ability to play so much new music that counts – not its content. If you’re like me you sample this and that and then move on.

If you went to a film this summer you probably went for the special effects not the content. And no one is texting messages of great importance. Even the mainstream media art coverage is often more about what’s the latest gadget than what is the latest great art.

We are in a phase of fascination with gadgetry. Content is taking a backseat. Gizmos are trumping talent.

BUT I see this as a passing phase. Soon we will tire of the flashiness and want more content – more depth to the art – more passion. And that comes with spending more time with those who are doing great things. It takes more than a quick click of a mouse, to understand new great art and an innovative new artist. So in the future I see a golden age of arts, a time when the best of this gizmo era rises to the top.

And because the internet is flashing all over the world, the next golden age of art will be the first worldwide golden age of art. Gadgets win now. But they are paving the way for the first golden age of arts! Stay tuned.


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