Archive for May, 2009

Musea Extra: AOL Did Tank – Today!

May 29, 2009

Many years ago I recorded my song, “AOL CAN GO AND TANK TOMORROW.

Seems they have. Or rather Time Warner has dumped AOL as announced today.  Here’s some info and a link to my song.

As Variety Magazine writes, “The merger with AOL was announced with great fanfare in early 2000 and closed a year later. It touched off a round of giant media mergers as other companies feared being left behind in a volatile media landscape. Time Warner changed its name to AOL Time Warner

And became the world’s largest media company trumpeting ‘synergy’, the lawyer word for monopoly. But like the board game of the same name, you can loose too.  And the consolidation of this merger was a mess whose end was announced today.  Let’s hope this begins the dismantling of all corporate art and media. Let’s sing together….

AOL CAN GO AND TANK TOMORROW – HUNKASAURUS AND HIS PET DOG GUITAR.
http://music.hunkasaurus.com/aol.mp3

The song is currently #35 on Neil Young’s Protest Song Chart at
http://www.neilyoung.com/lwwtoday/lwwsongspage.html 

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

Musea E-mail Club #473 Summer Fun and Games

May 27, 2009

Readers,  It’s summer and time for some fun activities. Here’s three to start off your summer. 

The first is “CODE RINGS ON”, a puzzle. It’s TOUGH. I first published it many years ago with no one even attempting to solve it. So We’ll try again.
The 2nd, “PAINT LIKE POLLACK” is a website where you can paint like Pollock. See the url and some tips. Thanks to the Art and Seek Blog for this idea.
The 3rd is “RIVErDALE RELATED” . Thanks to my sister Peggy for this one.
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CODE RINGS ON!
Musea has an art puzzle for you and it is going to require you to solve the code and decipher the message on this page. It isn’t easy and I really don’t expect anyone to get it (at least for a while). But if anyone does, they will win $19 cash as a prize. Good luck and before I sign off, I do have one clue for you and here it is:
Look at the code on this page
Z.Z–z..ZZZz-zzZz–z.zzZz-zz–zz
Z-ZZZZ-..-Z-.–zzz.Z.–zzz-zzzz–.zz..Z
.–zz.Z..zZ.z-zZ.Zzz.Z.Z-Z-z.Z.ZzZz
z.z–..ZzZZzZ..Z-ZzZZ-.z.Z.Z.Zz–.-Z-..-z
zzzZ.–…ZZzZz.z.-.z.zzz.ZZZ-z-.z–z
..zzzz.z-zz.Z-..ZZ.–z.Z.z—zz.Z..Zz-z.Z
-z-z.ZzZZz.Z-..Z..-zz.zZZ.Z-ZZzZ..Z
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Paint like Pollack
Go to this site, click on the enter button, and begin to paint.
TIPS;  
Move your mouse slow and paint in thicker blobs with more splatter. Move fast and you get a thin line.
Click on your mouse and you get a 2nd color. Then add that. Rinse and repeat.
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You know there must be something to that Mayan Calendar thing when you hear earth shaking news like this. ARCHIE is going to propose marriage to either VERONICA OR BETTY. Woah! Kinda like the short story of the Lady and the Tiger!
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Have a good summer,

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

Musea Art Contest 5/26/09

May 26, 2009

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

While staying as a visitor at this private home –
perhaps one of the biggest and most elaborate in the US,
George Bernard Shaw quipped about the place, 
“This is probably the way God would have done it if He had had the money.”
Name where Shaw was.

IS
San Simeon, the Hearst Castle in California built by publishing tycoon, William Randolph Hearst (Also the model for Citizen Kane from the classic movie by Orson Welles).

The winner was Trae from Houston, Tx.
It Hearst me to tell the rest of you that y’all were outside the gate 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 is a realistic method of painting only in grays that often imitates 3D sculpture. It was popular in 15th century Northern European paintings. Name it.

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 #472 PEN the writing organization – a look at the prizes

May 20, 2009

Dear Reader, Perhaps you have heard of the writers organization called PEN. See the PEN website at http://www.pen.org/

They write:

“PEN’s programs reach out to the world and into diverse communities within this country. They promote writing and literature at every level and are founded on the belief that free expression is an essential component of every healthy society.”

But an investigation by King Wenclas, one of the founders of ULA, Underground Literary Alliance, finds a different PEN – one that passes prize money to a clique of New York City writers that really don’t seem to need it.

King writers on his blog http://kingwenclas.blogspot.com/

A quick look at some of PEN American Center’s 2009 payouts:

1.) $25,000 to Cormac McCarthy. Amazing. PEN is a public charity. Cormac McCarthy is one of the most successful authors in America.

2.) $35,000 to Donald Ray Pollock. Pollock’s a working class guy who obtained a MFA in middle-age. (Why he believed this necessary, and whether this affected his art, is another story.) The key point is that Pollock is published by Random House, and is currently receiving a p.r. push by the giant book company. PEN has made itself an extension of a Random House (really, Bertlesmann) publicity campaign.

3.) $10,000 each to Steve Coll and Richard Brody. Both work for the New Yorker mag, which is the center of the literary establishment: Brody as an editor; Coll writing a blog for them. Steve Coll is President and CEO of New America Foundation, and former Managing Editor of the Washington Post. PEN continues rewarding the establishment, maybe because it now IS the establishment.

4.) The “Beyond Margins” recipients will be announced at the awards ceremony today. They’re treated as an afterthought. Do we dare ask what makes them “Beyond Margins” in PEN’s eyes? Images of Hattie McDaniel at the back of the room at the 1939 Oscar ceremony.

Seems PEN has lost it’s point! Tom Hendricks (editor of the 16 year old zine Musea)

Musea Art Contest 5/18/09

May 18, 2009

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

The story goes that when this famous artist was challenged to show his skill with a sample drawing, he drew a perfect circle freehand! Name the artist.

IS

Giotto according to Vasari who wrote: And one morning going into the workshop of Giotto, who was at his labours, he showed him the mind of the Pope, and at last asked him to give him a little drawing to send to his Holiness. Giotto, who was a man of courteous manners, immediately took a sheet of paper, and with a pen dipped in red, fixing his arm firmly against his side to make a compass of it, with a turn of his hand he made a circle so perfect that it was a marvel to see it Having done it, he turned smiling to the courtier and said, “Here is the drawing.” But he, thinking he was being laughed at, asked, “Am I to have no other drawing than this?” “This is enough and too much,” replied Giotto, “send it with the others and see if it will be understood.”

We had no correct answers

Seems y’all were just too ‘square’ 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*

While staying as a visitor at this private home – perhaps one of the biggest and most elaborate in the US, George Bernard Shaw quipped about the place, “This is probably the way God would have done it if He had had the money.” Name where Shaw was.

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)


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