Archive for December, 2014

Happy New Year! Drive Carefully!!!

December 31, 2014

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Musea Contest for the New Year 2015 (early)

December 30, 2014

The answer to, and winner (if any) for, our last contest question of:
Mop Top fans know that the Beatles may have gotten their name, from Buddy Holly and the Crickets. Buddy was a lot bigger in England than here.
This week’s question is who did Buddy Holly get the name the Crickets from???
The Spiders, an R&B group of the 50’s. I had no correct eligible answers. I just heard crickets on this one!
I don’t dumb down so please wise up. (And beware James Dean). Hear the Spiders do “That’s My Desire” here

Now on to a new Q.: Win a copy of my FIRST 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), or my even NEWER THAN THAT cd CALLED “7-TH (early 2014), or my even NEWER UP TO DATE CD CALLED “#8-TH (08/14) or my very newest #9 out now. OR a download card for a free streaming CD.

Hear and buy them all on CDBaby, I-Tunes, Amazon, Google, Spotify, and all the other main music sites. has them all too.
IF you are the first to E-MAIL ME , AT THIS ADDRESS: tom-hendricks @ (remove 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.

How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice!
Carnegie Hall is the ultimate place for serious music and musicians.
Being the first of the year, the Musea art question should fit. That’s why it’s all about the opening night at Carnegie Hall. It featured a program of work by Tchaikovsky. Who conducted that first nights program, in other words, who was the first star to play Carnegie Hall? 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, 9 full CD’s of free Post-Bands Music) BLOG for Musea, Art Contests, Weekly E-mail Messages)
Tom Hendricks
(editor of the 22 year old zine Musea)

Musea (recent issues)

December 30, 2014

Musea Readers,  did you miss any of these recent issues? Here’s a list of the last few. They can be found on the website or in print at selected locations.

#194 HAUNTED WITH JOY – Twins search the mansion for treasure in our annual Christmas story.

#193 10 YEAR MUSIC PROJECT – Finally, my 150 song 9 cd recording project is finished – here are all the details on how it came about.

#192 – SAYINGS OF EDITOR ART – Here’s the latest sayings, maxims,cuts, slogans. mantras, cliches , truisms, chestnuts, and bon mots of Editor Art.

#191 CHILDREN’S POEMS issue – 30 poems and stories for kids.

#190 STATIC – Something about that radio that upsets a lot of people, in this our annual Christmas tale.

#189 THIS TRAIN GOES TWO WAYS, double issue with one half Original Biology Ideas (lots of them) , and the other half all about my new cd called 7’TH.


#187  WRITINGS IN SCIENCE, Part One –  Musea’s 2 issue look at my very big sci-fi work in progress, that tells the history of the future.

#186  LEO MARS SOLVES A CHRISTMAS MYSTERY – Musea’s annual Christmas short story – a holiday mystery solved.

#185  LIBRARY BOOK – A child’s adventure story with aliens and library books!

#184 DICTIONARY OF SMALL IDEAS – A-Z of a hundred plus ideas gathered over the years.

#183 6-TH – A NEW CD RELEASE OF HUNKASAURUS AND HIS PET DOG GUITAR –  My new CD is  released, and this issue contains a songlist with notes on each song.

#182 SENLIN – Musea’s annual Christmas  short story – this one about Senlin, the greatest dancer in the world.

#181 SAYINGS OF EDITOR ART – Part Two – a 2nd collection of the quazy quips of Musea’s editor Art S Revolutionary.

#180 HUNKASAURUS AND PET DOG GUITAR PHOTO ISSUE –  Photo series of Hunk and Pet Dog playing their Box Office Concerts in the Inwood Theater, Dallas, by David McGhee. Plus many new music ideas.

#179 THE FASHION ISSUE  – Almost all pictures issue with 40+ drawings of all types of original clothes designs.

#178 CANDLE AND ICICLE – Musea’s annual Christmas short story –  A snowed in farmhouse is the setting for everyone in the family telling a story.

#177 CHARACTERS – A collection of poems on characters, from The Shepherd of the Rocks to the Recaller. People poems.

2014 in review

December 30, 2014

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 13,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 5 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

4 Children’s poems

December 28, 2014

The Animals assembled for their monthly get together
“Imagine a world without any color ….:
said a Pheasant, our noted guest speaker.
“So what?” “Wouldn’t mind.”, And other interruptions
said the Crow, the Zebra, and the Dalmatians.
The Beetles, Spider, and Crickets chirped up.
The Pheasant raised his feather, “OK that’s enough;
Peacock, Parrot, time to speak up!”

I started counting the stars
shinning outside my window
but fell asleep …
And when I awoke
they were gone.

little one
when you learn to read
that warehouse of paper
marked with stains
suddenly changes
creating gates
open to worlds
left and right

My mother, when I was young,
mostly, left me alone
to run and play where I wanted to
feeling the wind brace it’s nerve to defy
my gangly, racing, fist shaking, joy!