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Musea Art Contests 3/30/10

March 30, 2010

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

The media harps on major news stories and misses all the REALLY important stuff. Like novelty items. There’s the classics like the dribble glass, fake vomit, the whoopee cushion, snakes in a can, and this novelty patented in 1932. Clue, invented by novelty giant S.S. Adams Co. it took the company from “Gags To Riches”. Name the novelty classic that became an instant best seller. Good Luck!

IS
The Joy Buzzer. For the patent drawing of said novelty see
http:​/​/​en.​wikipedia.​org/​wiki/​File:​Joke_​Buzzer_​Patent.​png

I had no eligible winners, but let’s SHAKE on it anyway! Bzzzzzzzzzz!

I don’t dumb DOWN, so 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”(‘06) or my NEWEST cd CALLED ‘THIRDS” (May ‘07) or my MORE NEWEST cd Called “FOUR-TH” ‘08 or my Just RELEASED MOST NEWEST cd CALLED ‘5-​TH’(​Nov.​’09)​(​ one of the 5 CD set). 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(remove blanks of course) with the correct answer to this art question*

This is the day we shoot the action scene, and in this movie I start the scene dangling from a rope high over a gorge a mile underneath me. I ask the director, “Huh? I’m not really in any danger am I?” He says, “Someone THIS important, no way! You dangle in front of a screen, and we edit in the danger later.” OK says I, let’s do it. Wardrobe says “Cut! Buddy you can’t wear that blue tie?” “Why not,” asks I. “I like the fashion statement?” Well why not I ask you.

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.​comAnd 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 17 year old zine Musea)

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Musea E-mail Club #505 Sound Opinions and Fair Music Reviews

March 25, 2010

Should radio shows that say they cover popular music, cover popular music?
Sure, says I. Please send this as an e-mail to them to ask for a fair review of the Big List. Thanks!

“Sound opinions” is a Chicago based music review radio show. They bill themselves as “The world’s only rock and roll talk show”.
http:​/​/​www.​soundopinions.​org/​ e-mail at: interact@​soundopinions.​org

They describe themselves as a “unique and essential source for the top stories, albums and trends in music.”

So will they review the NPR 200 Song Music Challenge? Their email response was, “No”. Well how about Sound Opinions reviewing the Big List? So I asked them to review the big list as an “Outside The Box Set”!. See letter below.

Help me get a fair review for this Big lIst and it’s 200 great musicians – the best of the net. Forward this to them and suggest fairness in their reviews of all kinds of music and music lists. That means reviews of even music with bite, excitement, and even a touch of revolution! Sound Opinions, don’t be the Boy’s Bands of radio. Be cutting edge, not corporate druge. Cover the big List!!! Thanks!

BACKGROUND – What is Sound Opinions.
From its website:
Based in Chicago, Sound Opinions is hosted by Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot, two of the finest and best-​recognized pop music writers in the nation. In addition, they are the top music critics and dedicated competitors at Chicago’s two daily newspapers, the Chicago Sun-Times (Jim) and the Chicago Tribune (Greg).

Every week, Sound Opinions fires up smart and spirited discussions about a wide range of popular music, from cutting-edge underground rock and hip-hop, to classic rock, R&B, electronica, worldbeat, or just about any other genre you can name.

Sound Opinions’ consistently informed, engaging, and controversial dialogue makes it a unique and essential source for the top stories, albums, and trends in music. This is cutting-edge criticism and journalism presented in the great tradition of Siskel and Ebert with a sly wink to the MTV generation and indispensable for their parents, who want to stay on top of the current trends and be the coolest Baby Boomer at the water cooler.
LETTER TO SOUND OPINIONS
Sound Opinions said it would not talk about the NPR 200 song Challenge because they are not a part of NPR. ??? Well, let’s look at this major music challenge another way. I’m submitting a 200 song recording for review on your show. It’s titled
the BIG LIST , an OUTSIDE THE BOX set, of 200 songs, the very best of new recordings from all over the world. 200 mostly new songs (or new to most people) by 200 new artists from all over the world. AND no corporate record company behind them. Each is his own record company.

Will you consider reviewing it? The list is at.
http:​/​/​wp.​me/​p5S9X-​36

The list is the first of it’s kind. It is the first best of the world on the net, music list. It is big news, and the Big List, has challenged anyone anywhere to find 200 better new songs, including NPR. It is just as valid a recording as any you have reviewed. It covers more artists than any you’ve reviewed, and it may have a bigger impact on world music than any recording you have reviewed. What say you two?

Press release
Tom Hendricks has challenged corporate music to a 200 song music challenge – the biggest in history. Hendricks calls it the “Trendy Versus Quality” 200 song challenge. He’s suggested that corporate art , the Four Major recording companies, or any music related show or website, can choose any 200 recent songs recorded versus his BIG LIST, the best of world music on the internet list. http:​/​/​wp.​me/​p5S9X-​36. Music lovers are asked to voice comments, pick favorites, join in the music challenge of Post-Bands music, and make world history.

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)
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Musea Art Contest 3/24/10

March 24, 2010

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

Have you seen the Marriage Ref? This game show is a train wreck and it made me think of this earlier quiz show. A MAJOR TV comedian hosted a game show where a panel of celebs stuck their heads through a large painting, without seeing the painting. Then by asking the host questions, they’d try to guess the subject of the painting.
Well it was so bad a show, that the next week the host came back and spent the time on live TV apologizing for the bomb he laid the week before. Imagine that on a network today. It turned into one of the most remarkable live shows in TV history.
Name the host, and the title of the quiz show.
IS
Jackie Gleason. The show was “You’re in the Picture”. For more see
http:​/​/​www.​tvparty.​com/​picture.​html

I had no eligible winners Seems the rest of you had your heads stuck in no conceptual art!

I don’t dumb DOWN, so 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”(‘06) or my NEWEST cd CALLED ‘THIRDS” (May ‘07) or my MORE NEWEST cd Called “FOUR-TH” ‘08 or my Just RELEASED MOST NEWEST cd CALLED ‘5-​TH’(​Nov.​’09)​(​ one of the 5 CD set). 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(remove blanks of course) with the correct answer to this art question*

The media harps on major news stories and misses all the REALLY important stuff. Like novelty items. There’s the classics like the dribble glass, fake vomit, the whoopee cushion, snakes in a can, and this novelty patented in 1932. Clue, invented by novelty giant S.S. Adams Co. it took the company from “Gags To Riches”. Name the novelty classic that became an instant best seller. 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.​comAnd 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 17 year old zine Musea)

Musea Art Contest 3/15/10

March 15, 2010

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

This actor danced from London to Norwich. And the year after, wrote an account of it. Name him.

IS
Will Kemp morris / danced from London to Norwich. He was an actor, jester and friend of William Shakespeare. Legend says he undertook the journey when Shakespeare turned him down in a clown role in Hamlet. He wrote an account of his journey called, Kemp’s Nine Daies Wonder.”
http:​/​/​www.​literarynorfolk​.​co.​uk/​will_​kemp.​htm

I had no eligible winners Seems the rest of you were wallflowers on this one.

I don’t dumb DOWN, so 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”(‘06) or my NEWEST cd CALLED ‘THIRDS” (May ‘07) or my MORE NEWEST cd Called “FOUR-TH” ‘08 or my Just RELEASED MOST NEWEST cd CALLED ‘5-​TH’(​Nov.​’09)​(​ one of the 5 CD set). 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(remove blanks of course) with the correct answer to this art question*

Have you seen the Marriage Ref? This game show is a train wreck and it made me think of this earlier quiz show. A MAJOR TV comedian hosted a game show where a panel of celebs stuck their heads through a large painting, without seeing the painting. Then by asking the host questions, they’d try to guess what the painting was.
Well it was so bad a show, that the next week the host came back and spent the time on live TV apologizing for the bomb he laid the week before. Imagine that on a network today. It turned into one of the most remarkable live shows in TV history.
Name the host, and the title of the quiz show.

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.​comAnd 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 17 year old zine Musea)

Musea Reader Help me with this 200 Song NPR Music Challenge

March 11, 2010
Musea reader, music lover,  art revolutionary or anyone ready for some fun. Please Send this E-mail to the addresses listed.

I am challenging NPR to a music challenge, “Trendy versus Indy”, my Big LIst of 200 songs versus ANY 200 songs from them. This is the biggest music challenge in history!!! Help support this fun music challenge Put these addresses in your e-mail and send this post. Add friends and any comment you like. Pass the word. Music will finally be exciting again IF you can paste and click! History of the world is in your mouse!

allsongs@​NPR.​org artandseek@​kera.​org music@kut.org mrr@​maximumrocknrol​l.​com monitormix@​npr.​org letters@​nylonmag.​com onthemedia@​wnyc.​org perez@​perezhilton.​com pete.​freedman@​dallasobserver.​com studio360@​nyc.​org editor@​utne.​com pslavens@​kera.​org undercurrentsra​dio@​gmail.​com inquiry@​airmedia.​org ashepard@​npr.​org

NPR Challenge
When it comes to QUALITY in music is NPR up for the CHALLENGE?

NPR, it’s time for a musical showdown. I challenge NPR music writers, and both NPR music blogs: All Songs Considered, and Monitor Mix, to a musical challenge.
You present your best 100-200 new songs, versus my BIG LIST, first best of world music from the net, list .

For every entry you choose to play or spotlight, I’ll suggest a Big List alternative that I claim is better music. Then your listeners, readers can vote on their favorites. I suggest that my back-to-basics music list will garner the most favorite votes and comments.

NPR, you can choose any new music you covered in the last year or two. It can be any type of music, any format, any style, from anywhere in the world. I’ll find a song from The BIG LIST close to that style. both selections will be played and YOUR listeners can vote on their favorites. The odds are on your side, but the music quality is on mine!

The Big List is at http:​/​/​wp.​me/​p5S9X-​36. If the internet is the world’s first jukebox, this list is the first contents of that jukebox.

My contention is that there is a worldwide golden age of original great music going on now, none of which NPR or the mainstream seems to be aware of. NPR ready for the challenge?


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