Archive for January, 2009

Musea E-mail Club #459 Look Again, It’s Better, Quicker, and Cheaper, Way to Stimulate the Economy

January 28, 2009

Readers, Some newsgroups have welcomed my thoughts on an economic stimulus plan . With the vote so near in congress, I’d like to revisit it.

Their stimulus package is near 1,000 billion.

I say set up Community Bank Accounts, one for each state. The money is put into local banks in that state with these two requirements.

The banks must give a solid interest to get this massive amount of money – say 5%, and they can only lend to people and companies in that state.

The interest on the money goes to the state to spend. The capital is never spent, not one dime is ever spent. Instead the capital is used to generate the interest for that state.

Now specifics.

1,000 billion divided by 50 = 20 billion. At 5% interest that capital brings in 1 billion or 1,000 million every year. That is 83 million every month. Because the capital is NEVER spent the 83 million in interest comes in every month FOREVER and EVER and EVER.

I would suggest that the money be spent this way. The first month’s interest goes to the most populated county in the state. The second goes to the 2nd most populated county and so forth. When you get to the very small rural counties you might bunch them together to get a minum of 10,000 population, treat them as one county, and give that group their share. Then start all over again.

Some benefits

1. Capital is never spent

2. Interest comes in FOREVER AND EVER – 83 million each and every month.

3. Banks have money they must loan out to local customers.

4. There is very little bureaucracy.

5. It is fast – and pumps money the month after it’s set up, into each and every state.

6. The money is going to be spent anyway. Why not use it to methodically wipe out poverty in each and every state.

Tom Hendricks (editor of the 16 year old zine Musea) http://www.Musea.us (named as one of the best ZINES by UTNE magazine) http://www.Hunkasaurus.com ( Music -4 full CD’s of free Post-Bands Music) http://www.Musea.wordpress.com (Blog for Musea) http://www.Myspace.com/Musead (New Friends welcome)

Musea Art Contest 1/27/09

January 27, 2009

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

Talk about indie musicians! This Dallas native was the first and only person to have a number one hit on the Billboard Hot 100, and not have a record deal! Name this musician (for extra credit the song that made it to #1)

IS Lisa Loeb with her #1 hit “Stay”. (I recommend her song “Fools Like Me” as being one great undiscovered hit from my 100 Best)

We had no eligible winner. Seems y’all ‘went’ instead of ‘staid’!

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*

Talk about bowdlerizing! This author “fixed” King Lear by taking out the part of the Fool, adding love scenes, and slapping on a happy ending. And what’s more odd is that this version, not the original was played for the next 150 years till Charles Macready brought back the original in 1838. Name this bowdlerizer!

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 16 year old zine Musea) http://www.Musea.us (named as one of the best ZINES by UTNE magazine) http://www.Hunkasaurus.com ( Music -4 full CD’s of free Post-Bands Music) http://www.Musea.wordpress.com (Blog for Musea) http://www.Myspace.com/Musead (New Friends welcome)

Musea E-mail Club #458 Corporate Art Crumbles

January 22, 2009

Readers, There is evidence that corporate art is crumbling. First look at this chart to see perhaps the high point of art and media consolidation in 2006. Note that there are 5 major players and that each has a major TV network – Fox, NBC, ABC, CBS, and WB. Add to this 3 major internet players.

http://www.motherjones.com/news/feature/2007/03/and_then_there_were_eight.pdf

The consolidation of the arts and media that began in the eighties now seems to be falling apart.

The first casualties, the canaries in the coal mine, may well be the Big Four music companies that can’t seem to find a genuine hit or adjust to the internet music explosion. Not far behind is the daily newspaper conglomerates. Followed by the Film Industry that had a horrible year, the TV writer’s strike mess, and just this week the news that Clear Channel, the nations largest radio conglomerate is letting off 1800 employees.

This is no time to loose your job, and dumping employees shows that these corporate art gaints have little to no support for their hardworking employees.

Hopefully all these laid off employees whether from CC or any of the other media giants, will recover and then will start up their own indie versions of art companies. And we will have what seems to have started now – a resurgence of indie art companies not just 5.

You and I can help by supporting indies and supporting the breakup of the giants.

Let me hear what you think. Long live the revolution in the arts.

Tom Hendricks (editor of the 16 year old zine Musea) http://www.Musea.us (named as one of the best ZINES by UTNE magazine) http://www.Hunkasaurus.com ( Music -4 full CD’s of free Post-Bands Music) http://www.Musea.wordpress.com (Blog for Musea) http://www.Myspace.com/Musead (New Friends welcome)

Musea Art Contest 1/21/09

January 21, 2009

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

What word means “a sphere of intellectual activity rooted on the earth and expanding into the wider cosmos?” (Quote from David Grinspoon). I

S NOOSPHERE, a word coined by Vladimir Vernadsky and Teilhard de Chardin. Wikipedia says: “In the original theory of Vernadsky, the noosphere is the third in a succession of phases of development of the Earth, after the geosphere (inanimate matter) and the biosphere (biological life).

We had no eligible winner. Seems y’all didn’t have any ‘noo’ in your spheres!

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  ADDRESS: tom-hendricks@att.net with the correct answer to this art question*

Talk about indie musicians! This Dallas native was the first and only person to have a number one hit on the Billboard Hot 100, and not have a record deal! Name this musician (for extra credit the song that made it to #1)

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 16 year old zine Musea)

Musea E-mail Club #457 Big World Music List

January 15, 2009

Readers, Over the last months I have been checking out a lot of music and videos from myspace.com – the world’s best record company, and youtube.com the world’s best short film company. I’ve found a wonderland of new music that I want to share with you. It covers all types of music from all the world. Musea’s Worldwide 100 Plus Favorite Music LIST from MYSPACE and YOUTUBE is COMPLETE at: https://musea.wordpress.com/2008/12/10/100-plus-best-music-from-youtube-and-myspace/

 The list starts off with classical music and then slides to jazz, rock, country soul and all the rest. I think if you check out at least 3 on the list that look interesting, you’ll find one new favorite. Have fun exploring! And let me know what you think with feedback on the blog or here or on my myspace or youtube sections. I welcome your comments. .

Tom Hendricks (editor of the 16 year old zine Musea)

tom-hendricks@att.net

http://www.Musea.us (named as one of the best ZINES by UTNE magazine)

http://www.Hunkasaurus.com ( Music -4 full CD’s of free Post-Bands Music)

http://www.Musea.wordpress.com (Blog for Musea)

http://www.Myspace.com/Musead (New Friends welcome)


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