Archive for January, 2011

Musea Extra: National Hiring Day (update)

January 31, 2011

“Why would national hiring day be news? And who is behind it? These are questions that would be asked before NPR would report on it. Just doesn’t seem like anything they would cover. ”  NPR Ombudsman.

“Well why didn’t they ask?” – Tom Hendricks

National Hiring Day #4 is suggested for July, 2011. This is a day that corporations are encouraged to hire new employees. Corporations are called on to put patriotism first and help their country in hard times. Those corporations that cannot hire, are asked to stop firing for that month. The day was suggested by the 18 year old Dallas art and media zine Musea.

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Musea, my 18 year old zine, suggested the idea of a National Hiring Day. Here was the official announcement:

Musea E-mail Club #518 – (Originally Posted 11/30/10)

Musea Zine calls for a National HIRING DAY.  This is a day that corporations are encouraged to hire new employees. The day suggested is Wednesday JANUARY 19, 2011. Corporations are called on to put patriotism ahead of excess profits and help their country in hard times. Those corporations that cannot hire, are asked to stop firing for that month.

This seemed like a simple way to  get the country going again, support what recovery we have, and collectively work together. Then too it was an idea from a long running independent media source that could promote it without taking any sides. And as a bit of irony, it was suggested in a time when ‘working together’ was in the air!

But none of this seemed reasonable to the 50-100 Media outlets that I sent the message to – not the local media, not the national media, not the liberal media, not the conservative media, and not pundits that talked about jobs daily (oh and sadly not even media watchdogs that talk about what the media won’t cover!).

This is a good idea that is not going away until the problem has gone away. National Hiring Day #3 is suggested for May .

To those who question the idea, they don’t question how this would help those out of a job, or the economy; they question how it would help corporations. Well here’s how:

National Hiring Day, what an easy way to help all. Let’s say you run a business, by hiring one person, you are a part of this. Many others hire one or more. Then because you (and others) hired one or more, thousands have gotten jobs, lost insecurity and worry, and are ready to buy from you and others. AND they have a good reason to support your company. Just one hire from enough businesses and the whole country has a big boost. You help a little and get good will from thousands that find jobs, in return.

Republicans should love this because it’s outside the government and voluntary. Democrats should love this because it helps those needing jobs. Independents should love it because it helps all with little sacrifice from any one corporation, group, or person.

There has never been a time in American History where hiring people would hurt corporations less, and help the country more.

But again, let’s let corporations talk (and the media that won’t talk about it). Let them stand up and say why they can’t be bothered to help their country by doing so little when it would mean so much. Bottom line of greed is really bad business though. I for one, when I have a choice, will support those corporations that help out, and will stop supporting those that don’t – that’s my bottom line and the line of many many many Americans. Business it’s up to you to help solve the problem or be a part of the problem.
I think there is a growing pressure from many who find this two part economy not quite fair anymore.

Tom Hendricks – (editor of the 18 year old zine Musea)

http://www.Musea.us // ZINE, Named one of the best ZINES by UTNE magazine. Featured on ROCKETBOOM) // http://www.Hunkasaurus.com /  MUSIC, 5 full CD’s of free Post-Bands Music) /  http://www.Musea.wordpress.com /  BLOG for Musea, Art Contests, Weekly E-mail Messages)

Musea E-mail Club #521 My 5,000th Art Work : Meteorite Cowboy Bolo Tie

January 30, 2011

Musea E-mail Club #521  5,000 Art Work. METEORITE COWBOY BOLO TIE

My 5,000 Art Work

Readers,  January 11, 2011  I made my 5,000th art work. Though I didn’t plan it it is much in the same style as the one at #4,900! But honest, most of my art works are quite colorful. This one is more black and white. I call this style my ‘print’ style.

 

The work is called METEORITE COWBOY BOLO TIE. I got the idea for designing a special bolo tie, that western style tie with the thin rope and a clasp at the neck. Instead of the usual clasp, I thought how much fun it would be to use a meteorite from outer space for the clasp stone.

 

I started with a small drawing – everything here is pure imagination – when I was doing the coat I added square buttons for fun.  I took the drawing that was about 5″ by 3.5″ to a copy place and made copies. Then with this copy I added black marker background, some pencil to darken the coat, and clean up the drawing, plus (if I remember correctly) some grey colored pencil. What do you think?

 

Just for fun, the art work before this, was a smaller copy of this drawing with flesh colored face, and a light pencil background. The one after this was an abstract pen drawing on a paper plate done at a bookstore cafe!

 

Photo of the art work is enclosed OR see my blog.

 

Drum Roll Please – Latest Inductees

January 28, 2011

Readers,  Here are the latest inductees into the  “100 Plust Favorite Music from YOUTUBE and MYSPACE,  BIG LIST – the internet is the world’s first jukebox and here are it’s first hits – hundreds of #1 quality songs from every corner of the world, with 99% new to you!

Big List

http://wp.me/p5S9X-36

Let me know what you think.

(DRUM ROLL PLEASE):

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Best Two Parter Story Song,  Roy Brown,  “Butcher Pete” Part 1 and 2, (yt).

Best Version of the Little Richard Classic “The Girl Can’t Help It” , a TIE:  Rusty York (yt) The Animals  (yt).

Best “B” Side Beach Boys Song  That Sounds Like the Beatles, Beach Boys, “Girl Don’t Tell Me”, (yt).

Best Vibes, Lesley Duncan, “Love Song”, (yt).

Best Rocka-billie,  Wanda Jackson, “Hard Headed Woman” (yt).

This round is mostly older songs that shouldn’t be forgotten!

Tom Hendricks

(editor of the 18 year old zine Musea)

http://www.Musea.us

ZINE, Named one of the best ZINES by UTNE magazine. Featured on ROCKETBOOM)

http://www.Hunkasaurus.com

MUSIC, 5 full CD’s of free Post-Bands Music)

http://www.Musea.wordpress.com

BLOG for Musea, Art Contests, Weekly E-mail Messages)

What is Post Bands Music?

January 26, 2011

What’s Post Bands Music?

Its 3 things,

  • 1. it’s a revolution against what rock/rap/country/pop have become,
  • 2. its back to early rock and roll’s simple honesty, directness, and passion, with an emphasis on good SONGS, and
  • 3. it’s a music that includes all types of music from every place in the world.

Tom Hendricks (editor of the 18 year old zine Musea)

http://www.Musea.us
ZINE, Named one of the best ZINES by UTNE magazine. Featured on ROCKETBOOM
http://www.Hunkasaurus.com
MUSIC, 5 full CD’s of free Post-Bands Music)
http://www.Musea.wordpress.com
BLOG for Musea, Art Contests, Weekly E-mail Messages)

Musea Art Contest 1/25/11

January 25, 2011

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

Believe it or not (according to the magazine Mental Floss / Matt Soniak), there’s one disease that has many of the Vampire symptoms such as: it attacks the central nervous system altering moods and behaviors and leads to insomnia. Sufferers become agitated and demented, and they have muscular spasms that can even lead to spitting up blood, spasms that can be triggered by bright lights, mirrors, and strong smells (garlic maybe?).

Topping all that is the fact that when the Vampire stories were at their height this disease was breaking out in parts of Europe such as Hungary!

Name the Vampire like disease!

IS:

Rabies. There was an epidemic in Hungary that hit dogs, wolves, and humans between 1721-1728.

I had no eligible winners. Seems y’all were more zombie than batty 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”(‘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 modern classic novel, first published in 1988 has the world record for most translated book by a living author with 67 languages. It has sold 65 million copies in 150 countries. What’s “novel” about it is the author’s online selling strategy. He posts free copies of it. This seems to spur sales like crazy! Name the author and bestseller AND publishers take note!

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 17 year old zine Musea)

http://www.Musea.us

ZINE, Named one of the best ZINES by UTNE magazine. Featured on ROCKETBOOM)

http://www.Hunkasaurus.com

MUSIC, 5 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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