Archive for October, 2010

Poems Written The Last of October 2010

October 29, 2010

Poems written the last of October 2010. Hope you find a favorite.



Hurricane and Tornado

met on the shore

for the championship bout.

Round ONE went to land.

Round TWO went to sea.

Round THREE and they each

knocked the other out!


To test their mettle

they devised a game.

Each boy would shoot

ten arrows in a row.

The one that hits

the most stars wins.


Aliens loved to visit Earth

That was the planet of all their pets.

Then the last visit, with tears in their eyes,

they saw that all the dinosaurs had died.


The architect, Vitruvius

said that a building has three tests;

will it first keep standing up,

will it  function for what it was built

and is there some delight in it.


a forest of ladders

in the orchard


lost boat

on the water

bobbing about

all a quiver


I dreamt

I awoke


I took a spider web,

turned it into a blueprint,

and built a harp.




Roommate Muse.

Pulsars, quasars, and black holes , Oh My!

I’m the president of two clubs: Band all Leaf Blowers, and No Ads on the Moon.

If you think bands are progressive, we aren’t even in the same century.

Molly’s life plan was to mop up the stars spilt in the Milky Way.



Tom Hendricks

Hope you enjoyed these recent poems.

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Musea Art Contest 10/26/10

October 26, 2010

The answer to, and winner (if any) for, our last contest question of:”What shocked him into this new technique was a brilliantly colored dress and the sight of one of his pictures standing on its side.”  “Dictionary of Modern Painting.” Name the artist and the new type of painting/art.


Wassily Kandinsky, the year was 1910, and the new type of art was abstract or non representational art.I had no correct eligible answers. Seems your action painting had no action!

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”(‘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). (has them all plus videos and more) if you are the first to e-mail me at THIS ADDRESS: tom-hendricks @ blanks of course) with the correct answer to this art question*

Place – Washington metro station. Time 2007. This world renown musician played for 45 minutes. Only 6 people stopped to listen and tips amounted to $32. His biggest fan was a 3 year old boy. Two days before he had sold out a theater of seats averaging $100 each. AND the musical instrument he was playing was worth 3.5 million. Name the incognito subway performer. 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 or the Musea blog at musea.wordpress.comAnd don’t forget the music/videos at Friends welcome) (all my videos)

Tom Hendricks (editor of the 17 year old zine Musea)

COUPLET OF FEAR!!!! (Halloween Poem Video)

October 25, 2010

Poems are INDEED scary


LOST TAPES series, Love-Is-Forever, Mosteller/Loehr

October 23, 2010

This LOST TAPE* features a song that is AS GOOD AS MUSIC GETS!

This song compares well to any song or song performance from ANYONE ANYWHERE.

I can brag on it because it is by some very talented people that I was lucky to have on my eighties record company, 12 BY 12.

Song is LOVE IS FOREVER, sung by Alayna Mosteller, with piano accompaniment by the composer of the song, Scott Jacob Loehr.

The song is from 1984 and was featured as one of the releases  included in our final recording “Tom’s Favorites from 12 By 12” – assorted artists.

Now enjoy – and be sure to listen for not only a great song, but a great vocal and accompaniment.  You will be hard pressed to find better!

Love Is Forever

Let me hear what you think.

Tom Hendricks

(editor of the 18 year old zine Musea/ Hunkasaurus and His Pet Dog Guitar)

*LOST TAPES – hear them all at

AND for new music

Musea E-mail Club #516 Facebook Conversation: NPR and Tom

October 20, 2010

Musea E-mail Club #516.  While I’m typing this a conversation is going on on Facebook between me and NPR.  Here’s a recap. I encourage readers to join in with your comments.


article name:  Elton John And Leon Russell Reunite On “The Union”

Tom Hendricks said

Do others notice that on the NPR page there are revolving sponsor ads, and one that pops up with this is an ad for Elton John and Leon Russell and “The Union”. I’ve begun counting these and I’ve found that about 90% of the time advertised music gets promotion. What do others think?

NPR said

We responded to Tom Hendricks earlier this year, if you are interested in reading more:

Ombudsman Report

Tom Hendricks said

NPR responded to the NPR OMBUDSMAN not me. And since that was posted I have documented 50 screen grabs of the problem continuing. Nothing has changed. The problem is not resolved, It’s gotten worse. With only a handful of exceptions every advertised musical recording gets an article or coverage or airplay or all three. NPR if you have a policy of rewarding sponsors with articles, let’s bring it out in the open. If not, then you have to answer 50 screen grabs that document ads on the same pages as current articles of the same artist, that have happened since this article you quoted. Thanks.

I’ve sent these 50 screen grabs to the NPR Ombudsman who has clear evidence of this ongoing problem. A screen grab is a captured photo of a computer page that in this case shows the article on the musician and the ad for that same musician on the same page. I’ve asked the NPR Ombudsman to comment on this conversation. Reader if you would like one of these screen grabs e-mail me.

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