Archive for the ‘Artists’ Category

The Slush Pile Strikes Back

June 19, 2020

The Slush Pile Strikes Back, The Underground Literary Alliance Anthology, Edited by Steve Kostecke and Wred Fright.

The ULA, the Underground Literary Alliance, was an underground writers group of the 90’s – during the zine explosion, the last golden age of literature before the internet.

The ULA was started and led by Karl “King” Wenclas who tried to gather writers like himself, opposed to what mainstream publishing had become.

During that era the ULA put out the Slush Pile an anthology of work from the group of ever changing writers. i was pleased to be a part of it.

Steve Kostecke who started the Slush Pile, wrote in his Editor’s Rant, Slush Pile #4: “Our main criticism is that American literature and letters has become professionalized, elitist, art-destructive, corrupt, meaningless, soulless,and just plain crazy sick to look at.”

Wred Fright, one of the long time writers has done all the heavy lifting and assembled this analogy of Kostecke’s ULA, Slush Pile. It contains 30 writers and 150 pages of writing.

My favorites include:

Short poems by Susan America, “Harassed By an Automobile Offender While Biking Through Chinatown”, Brady Dale, “This is Not Your TV Show”, Mark Sonnenfeld, “Zine Worker”, and Mark “Brunetti” Baird, “Atheism.”

Editorials and rants on writing included: Steve Kostecke, “Editor’s Rant SP #4, Jeff Potter, “The Loser”, and Adam Hardin, “Profiles in Fraud: JFK & the Pulitzer Prize.”

Short stories included; Crazy Carl Robinson, “Life in the Hotel in the Spring of 2004”, and my entry, Tom Hendricks, “The Dream.”

There is a lot to read, some fine covers by Yul Tolbert, and inspiring words from Wred Fright. For mature readers. You can find it now online at

https://www.scribd.com/document/465913677/The-Slush-Pile-Strikes-Back-The-Underground-Literary-Alliance-Anthology-edited-by-Steve-Kostecke-and-Wred-Fright#from_embed

Recommended as good writing, and an important part of the zine revolution. Tom Hendricks.

Hey Music Media – You Have Failed Us All!

June 13, 2020

HEY MUSIC MEDIA – You Have Failed Us!

Where is news about these progressive music changes:
Music Revolution – that would change every aspect of corporate music and bring it back to musicians (radio, concerts, streaming rates, music media, etc, )

Pennies for Play – where every song would get a penny when someone clicks on it – anywhere on the net

Guaranteed Reviews for all musicians (and artists of any kind.)

D-Pop – music where the song is the only thing that matters and how good you look when you dance or how much you spent on a video does not!

Musicians against the Big 3 Labels that control music, prop up the same 10 pop stars, and block new music from anyone that doesn’t sound alike.

The Wheel (some of the best new music anywhere)

The Big LIST – best music list of the entire internet.

Music Media refuses to bring itself into this century! Your coverage is becoming irrelevant.

Musea

February 21, 2020

Musea History – the First Website

Readers, The following is the first page of the first Musea Website posted in the 90′s. It’s a general welcome to all. It was retrieved through the WAYBACK MACHINE, the internet archives. (the Musea website is at Musea.us or look up the article about me in Wikipedia)

————————————–

Once upon a time
In a Prairie Town
On the edge of a pine forest
In the hot summer of 1992…

I, Tom Hendricks,
A Musician, Painter and Writer,
Was slipping into nowhere
At a steady pace – then…
An idea…a fantabulous idea-
Musea was born…

HELLO AND WELCOME to the website for the zine MUSEA. We’re the monthly newsletter that is leading the ART REVOLUTION AGAINST the handful of CORPORATE ART AND MEDIA CONGLOMERATE WEASELS (there are only 10* now) who control virtually all of the arts and media in the U.S.; and we are FOR the best of all the “Indie” (independent) artists outside of corporate art…

Thanks for stopping by and browsing, and tell your friends about MUSEA. the zine for ART and the ART REVOLUTION.
Musea since 1992.

1,000+ Art Works on Pinterest Page

January 16, 2020

Dear Readers,

The picture site, Pinterest,now has 1,000+ of my Art Works on a single, scroll down, page!
Go to Pinterest, search Tom Hendricks, then click on the “Revolution in Arts” Board.

Lots to see!

Tom Hendricks

Renoir in Yellow.

January 7, 2020

Renoir in Yellow. Colored pencil over copy of an original drawing.


%d bloggers like this: