Archive for October, 2015

The Open Book

October 26, 2015

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Recent Quatros

October 23, 2015

(See end for “What is a Quatro?”)

in the ceiling

to wax
or wane ….

umbrellas up
bell curve

my shadow

the wave
of sleep

when winter is
the only season


1 bird
1 cloud

the door
closes behind me

follow the
invisible North Star

What is a QUATRO. It’s a new type of very very short poetry that usually compares two things, in a haiku way, packing a lot of meaning in a very small amount of words. There is usually a very real comparison between two things, and behind it a 2nd deeper meaning. Pass them around – Tom Hendricks

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Musea Quizzical (after a vacation)

October 21, 2015

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

I just bought a 2 record set of Mahler’s Symphony #2 the Resurrection Symphony, a big sprawling orchestral work – sweet. I played side one, then turned it over but on the other side was side four! Did I buy a defective record? Explain.

The records are made so that both discs can be put on your turntable at the same time. Then when side one is done, the next record drops and side two plays. Then you turn both records over and play side three and four.

I had no correct answers – Seems the right side was not up on this one. I don’t dumb down so please wise up.

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.

Name this artist. He had 610 time capsules of cardboard crates with all kinds of ephemera including correspondence, old magazines, newspapers, gifts, business records etc. Good Luck!

DEDICATION: These contests are dedicated to my sister, Peggy, who answered more of the questions correctly than anyone else.

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 music/videos at
(all my videos)
Tom Hendricks (editor of the 23 year old zine Musea) http:// 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)
Tom Hendricks
(editor of the 23 year old zine Musea)

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Texas Video Showdown (past 700 and gaining)

October 19, 2015

The TEXAS VIDEO SHOWDOWN, youtube video, without an ounce of help from any Texas Media, has passed 700 viewers. That’s 700 thanks to all of you.

Haven’t viewed it? Please see link, and view many times, and vote once with a thumbs up (can’t vote more than one time.). Your help may be bringing some vitality and rebellion to the music world – that is due for some fun shake up.

The Texas Video Showdown is one indie musician representing thousands of indie musicians, versus the Pop Stars, Swift, Perry, Cyrus, Beyonce, Bieber, 1D etc.

People are asked to vote on the youtube video, for a handful of corporate stars that sound a lot alike, or vote for thousands of indie musicians who don’t.

The indie musician, Hunkasaurus, has purposely made the worst video ever, (didn’t even comb his hair) with great music to challenge the over produced generic corporate music of the sound alike pop stars. AND HE’S WINNING IN FIRST VOTING. Help him by voting thumbs up on youtube.

Hunkasaurus and his cheap bad video with his beat up standard guitar, and no giant set behind him but a blank wall, has challenged Taylor Swift, Madonna, Katy Perry, Beyonce, Bieber, and their very expensive recent videos, to a video showdown.
Hunkasaurus, representing thousands of indie musicians, says his video is not as pretty or trendy or well produced, or as filled with famous people, but that it is better music, because it’s just music – one take, one guitar, one revolution. So far he is winning in first voting.

Strategy: One voice, one guitar, one revolution!

All Dressed UP

Star Bright (art)

October 19, 2015

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