Archive for September, 2009

Musea Art Contest 9/28/09

September 28, 2009

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

The poet wrote:
“I shot an arrow into the air
It fell to earth, I knew not where:”
Did he ever find that arrow? Where was it?

IS
Yes, “Long, long afterward, in an oak /
I found the arrow, still unbroke;”
The quote is from Longfellow’s “The Arrow and the Song”.

I had a possible winner – but his e-mail address is not
working. IF you were the one with the correct answer, please
get in touch with me with a valid return e-mail.

The rest of you must have been all a quiver on this one.

ALSO the week before’s contest winner has been confirmed as
Ivone from Matosinhos, Portugal

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*

We are looking at a portrait. There is nothing in it
but the person’s face, neck and upper shoulders.
What are the first three things
you (or anyone) look at – and in order please.

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)

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Musea E-mail Club #485 Scorecard for Control of the Arts and Media

September 22, 2009

The scorecard for control of the arts and media is:

CORPORATIONS everything,

INDIES, less than ever.

Let’s go category by category and see who controls it – Corporate art or Indy art.

Media – Corporate Art. Corporate owns the bulk of tv, and radio. They have way too much influence on the FCC; and NPR, with revenue sharing, won’t give a tough review. Indies can’t get coverage or reviews; and have little coverage on any tv or radio. Indies can rarely even get a radio station on the internet let alone on the air.

Newspapers – Corporate Art. They own all the chains and will only review art by their corporate art advertisers. Hardly any indy art is ever mentioned let alone reviewed. Local art coverage is small to non existent while Hollywood press releases fill the entertainment and business sections.

Film – Corporate Art. They own the theater chains and the movie companies. Indies can make films but they can’t get them in theaters, or on tv.

Broadway – Corporate Art. Broadway is strictly for tourists and filled with large safe corporate productions. Same with touring companies. Indy theater is off off Broadway, at best.

Music – Corporate Art. Four companies control 80% of the business. They’ve kept most indies off the radio so they can’t get sales. They also control ticket services, so its hard for Indie musicians to make more than minimum wage touring.

Publishing – Corporate Art. Bad novels rule, and bookstores demand indies jump through all kinds of hoops to even get on the back rows (example the ISBN number). Seldom do any major bookstores carry any Indy books.

Magazine and Zine Publishing. Corporate Art. The most creative new writing is zines. It best reflects the current generation. It is also blocked from fair reviews, and coverage, and distribution from most magazine distributors. Go to magazine stands and its pure corporate.

Internet – Corporate Art. Indies had the early advantage with every website being equal.That began the only golden age of art of this time. Then corporate art bought up the major spaces like myspace, youtube, search engines etc.; shut down web radio, sued downloaders etc. Indies can be found on search engines, but they are way down the list beyond the paid ad entries. Indies are being squeezed out year by year.

Government – Corporate Art. Conglomerates bypass pesky interfering governments by setting up World Trade Agreements, WTO, that support big business over countries rights, world wide.

The scorecard is not good. Time to bring fairness to the arts for all. Corporate control has ruined not only quality in the arts, but fairness. They have turned our culture into a box of soap. And it’s just as bland. Support a change.

Tom Hendricks

(editor of the 17 year old zine Musea)

Musea Extra : Two New Terms: RED Economy, BLUE Economy

September 21, 2009

Here are two new terms to consider, the RED ECONOMY and the BLUE ECONOMY.

I think it is time to define the two opposite types of economy, and debate the pros and cons of each.

RED ECONOMY: It is the economy of business interests. It favors  trickle down economic policies.

It suggests that a rising economy is best for all. It favors the economy we have now. It is the economy

that most of the mainstream media talks about.

BLUE ECONOMY: It is the economy of the workers. It is also the economy of those not directly involved

in the economy: children, students, part time employees, or out of work employees, retired citizens,  etc.

It favors trickle up economic policies  or policies other than those of a free market. It does not favor the

economy we have now. It is the economy that the mainstream media seldom talks about.

Musea Art Contest 9/21/09

September 21, 2009

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

Where are thousands and thousands of statues buried?

IS
Xian China. Near the mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor. Farmers
were drilling a well and they discovered an underground,

terracotta army of full sized: soldiers, weapons, horses, carriages – the works.
About 8,000 statues total in 3 main pits.

We may have one winner here – status pending. For the rest of you
your smarts were buried 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 ADDRESS:
tom-​hendricks@​att.​net
with the correct answer to this art question*

The poet wrote:

“I shot an arrow into the air
It fell to earth, I knew not where:”

Did he ever find that arrow? Where was it?

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/​TomHendricksMus​ea (all my videos)
Tom Hendricks
(editor of the 16 year old zine Musea)

Musea “It’s My Birthday and I’ll Party if I want to!” Party Message

September 15, 2009

Reader,
Hey Hey Hey
It’s my birthday

Well how about a party?
Not today but I’ve got something in the works – An ONLINE party with
the whole world invited. Here’s the news – more details as they develop.

_____________________________________________________________________

Coming SOON!!!!!

The Worldwide ONLINE CD Release Party for “5th” the fifth CD by Hunkasaurus and His Pet Dog Guitar. Hendricks is the zinester for the 17 year olde zine Musea

Join Hunkasaurus (Tom Hendricks), Pet Dog Guitar, Webmaster Matthew, and anyone from anywhere in the world that’s listening – to hear the new CD … ONLINE, a week before it’s released.

Then while the songs are playing, tell us what you think, or ask questions or just see what others are saying, on my blog.

Stay tuned!!! (October or November for sure ’09)
Tom Hendricks
(editor of the 17 year old zine Musea)

http://www.Musea.us (Musea, 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, Art Contests, Weekly E-mail Messages)


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