Archive for June, 2014

Lyrics Should Make Sense

June 30, 2014

Somewhere along the way, people decided lyrics didn’t have to make sense. That was a big mistake. I see a lot of lyricists thinking they can write any gibberish and it’s literature.
“The first object of a writer is to be understood.” Coleridge.
This quote works with lyrics too, SO lyricists, if in doubt about your lyrics, do this test.

When you are done with your lyrics, show them to a few people. They ALL should interpret them the same way. Even if the lyrics are atmospheric and vague, they ALL should get the same sense of the lyrics being atmospheric and vague.

If all the listeners  don’t get the same message, the fault is in the lyrics not the listener.

Contest for Late June

June 29, 2014

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

Look to the future for the answer to this one: This English word is made of two foreign words that each means “yes”. Name it.

“Ouija”, as in a ouija board. Ouija is a combination of the French word for yes “Oui” and the German word for yes “Ya”.
I had no correct eligible answers – seems y’all were NoNo, the English word for “No” and the Spanish word for “No”.
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 MOST NEWEST cd CALLED ‘5-TH (Nov.’09) or my MORE NEWEST NEWEST cd CALLED ’6-TH’(Feb ’12)( one of the 6 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.
DEDICATION: These contests are dedicated to my sister, Peggy, who answered more of the questions correctly than anyone else.


Just a little over 25 years ago, a major rock star / collector-hoarder, decided to sell 2,000 items in a 4 day Sotheby’s auction, that sold to the TUNE of 8.2 million in 1988 dollars. Name that star!
Good Luck!

FINE PRINT: The CD prize is only available to those with mailing addresses in the US. Foreign winners will have to settle for the miniscule fame alone, and the satisfaction of a job well done. But don’t forget you can listen to all the music on the website, whether you won or lost – and I’d be glad if you did!

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 And don’t forget the music/videos at (all my videos)
Tom Hendricks (editor of the 20 year old zine Musea) ZINE, Named one of the best ZINES by UTNE magazine. Featured on ROCKETBOOM) MUSIC, 5 full CD’s of free Post-Bands Music) BLOG for Musea, Art Contests, Weekly E-mail Messages)


Good Fire ( art)

June 27, 2014

Photo 5

Sleep and Chronic Pain

June 26, 2014

Why do we sleep? Why do we have chronic pain?

Suggestion that sleep is to cleanse all the areas of the body that have blood barriers.
Suggestion that without sleep, chronic pain develops in these blood barrier areas.

Sleep may be key for reducing pain. Sleep may be to cleanse those areas outside of the blood stream, or blood barriers.

There is a study that shows that during sleep the blood brain area is cleared through the glymphatic system (see below) . I suggest that this extends to the other blood barrier areas in the body too and that is why we sleep.

blood brain barrier (headaches)
blood spine barrier (back problems)
blood eye barrier (eye strain)
blood ear barrier (ear aches)
blood joint barriers (joint pain)
blood germ cell areas (sexual dysfunction)

Suggestion that the body, during sleep, works from head down and repeats the process 4 or 5 times a night – 4 or 5 cycles of NREM then REM.

NREM (80% of the time) active glymphatic system in blood barriers in brain, eyes, ears, (head area)
REM (20% of the time) active glymphatic system in blood barriers in spine, germ cells, joints. (body area)


Report on Glymphatic system, brain, and sleep.


These posts are built on the premise of the evolution of catabolic and anabolic processes to other separate deconstructive and constructive processes.
Catabolic and anabolic processes evolve but they do not blend (bio summary)


This Magpie Collected (poem)

June 22, 2014

this Magpie collected
things for his nest:
a flake of snow
a firmament
a guiding light
a paper trail
a belt of stars
a shade of pale
a hole or two
a dream come true

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