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April 28, 2009

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Musea E-mail Club #470 FAIR Quote

April 28, 2009

Dear Readers,

The media watchdog, FAIR.org (Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting) has the perfect sum up of my media concerns. It encapsulates everything I’ve been trying to say in a couple of paragraphs.

I wanted to reprint it for you and I encourage you to check out their site for more. The media isn’t tough on itself, but FAIR is tough on the media.

From FAIR website (fair.org)

“Independent, aggressive and critical media are essential to an informed democracy. But mainstream media are increasingly cozy with the economic and political powers they should be watchdogging. Mergers in the news industry have accelerated, further limiting the spectrum of viewpoints that have access to mass media. With U.S. media outlets overwhelmingly owned by for-profit conglomerates and supported by corporate advertisers, independent journalism is compromised.

Ultimately, FAIR believes that structural reform is needed to break up the dominant media conglomerates, establish independent public broadcasting, and promote strong, non-profit alternative sources of information”.

Comments welcome as always.

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

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

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http://www.youtube.com/TomHendricksMusea (all my videos)

Musea Art Contest 4/27/09

April 27, 2009

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

This is a question that will give portrait artists or those that know anatomy a ‘leg up’. Everyone knows how to draw the outline of an ear. But it’s harder to draw the little ‘Y” shaped cartilage within the outer ear. What’s the name of this “Y” shaped cartilage?

IS

The anti helix – the helix is the ridge that surrounds the ear.

We had no correct answers It seems all of you were DEAF TO THE ANSWER!

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*

Name the first pulp magazine. or first all fiction magazine (1896).

Good luck!

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 http://www.Myspace.com/Musead (New Friends welcome) http://www.youtube.com/TomHendricksMusea (all my videos)

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

Musea Art contest 4/22/09

April 22, 2009

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

Name the 1971 TV series that was the first reality show.

IS

The PBS Series, “An American Family” which ran during Jan-March 1973

I went to a party celebrating the show at the Stoneleigh Hotel here in Dallas. I wrote a short story on the event. A couple of things stand out. Lance, the celebrated gay son was the hit of the party, and in the madness he mentioned that he liked my spanish style shirt/jacket.

AND When I met the man and wife camera crew, I remember the wife wore eye makeup that was a butterfly with each eye part of each wing. The family was at the peak of their popularity then.

The winner was Tim, from Colorado Springs CO It seems the rest of you were not a part of reality.

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 is a question that will give portrait artists or those that know anatomy a leg up. Everyone knows how to draw the outline of an ear. But it’s harder to draw the little ‘Y” shaped cartilage within the outer ear. What’s the name of this “Y” shaped cartilage?

Good luck! 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 http://www.Myspace.com/Musead (New Friends welcome) http://www.youtube.com/TomHendricksMusea (all my videos)

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

Musea E-mail Club #469 The Youtube Orchestra Performs 4/15/09

April 16, 2009

Last night was a big one for the world. It was the night of the first world orchestra – the Youtube orchestra!

The Youtube orchestra’s first performance was Wednesday night April 15 2009. It’s a big deal and something that should be noted not only in the history books – which it will be – but noted now – when it happens.

Here’s the info from the youtube video:

The world’s first collaborative online orchestra performed at Carnegie Hall on April 15, 2009. Selected by the YouTube community and several members of the world’s most renowned orchestras, the YouTube Symphony Orchestra is made up of over 96 professional and amateur musicians from 30+ countries and territories on six continents and represents 26 different instruments.

See the performance at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueJcRmfweSM

This is big news – It suggests trends in art towards a more world view and away from local provincialism.

I also proudly note that my Big List, One Hundred Plus Favorites from Myspace and Youtube / Which can be found in the print version of Musea issue #167 and/or at https://musea.wordpress.com/2008/12/10/100-plus-best-music-from-youtube-and-myspace/, listed and praised the London Symphony Orchestra for starting this.

I first talked about the Youtube orchestra back in early December in Musea E-mail Club #454. When the London Symphony Orchestra, the orchestra that set this up, got my message they replied,

Hi Tom, thanks so much for doing that. We really appreciate it. This project will only be a success if lots of people take part, and we hope it will continue to be a place where musicians collaborate on performing and teaching across the internet for years to come. Vive la Revolution!All best wishes Jo (LSO admin)

I add my congratulations to all involved.

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


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