Archive for the ‘CDBaby’ Category

My 1,800 Song

August 24, 2017

Composed my 1,800 song last month on July 25.

When I write a song, I write the music first, later the lyrics. This song is just music now. The working title is ‘Take A Breath”. This (c) song, #1800, is pictured below.

When telling people about my compositions, I usually say something like this. Without a hit song you don’t have much of a music career. With one you have one for life.
Just look at all the one hit wonders that YOU know about. Then I add, how many famous musicians do you know that have never had a hit song?

Then I would go on to say this. With all my songs (rock, pop, country, folk, rockabilly, bossa nova, classical, jazz, instrumentals, etc. etc. We can find one to fit your taste. For starters, I’ve got over 200 videos on youtube, 9 CDs streaming all over the net, just look.

Then I would usually add that there are very few good composers out there. 99% of musicians should no more write their own music, then build their own cars to get to their concert hall. I am one of the few that has a proven ‘record’ made over 50 years.

But NOW I say:
FORGET WHAT I SAID, NOTHING MATTERS, GOOD MUSIC IS WASTED, NO MATTER WHO YOU ARE YOU DON’T HAVE A CHANCE!!! (and that message deserves every cap.)

That is the current truth with 3 CEOs that control 80% of the music industry. When the world decides music deserves better and has had enough of the way that the music business is now – Radio is just ads, concert tickets are a rip off, the music media is just press releases, awards shows seem fake, online streaming sales never get to the musician, music never changes, always the same few promoted over and over, and there is never news of the alternative to all this – then a hit song will count.

Till that day comes, we can only BAND together to help all musicians. The choice for you is clear – either support 3 old men, or support everyone else.

Advertisements

Musea #200 The PEOPLE Issue – all 100 pages

January 27, 2017

For those who did not get one of the few copies by mail, here is the entire 200th issue of Musea the PEOPLE issue on my website.

Many of you are in it and there are lots of gossip and celebrities – I name names such as all those listed in this teaser page.

=======

Reader, you will find all this inside and more:

Why did shock jock Russ Martin tie me to a chair with duct tape? Why did Frank Zappa call KNON while I was working there?
Which Musea cover was printed upside down?
Why was my $1,000,000 Collage at 500 X titled Janet Kutner Writes Daffy Reviews. Where was the best deep dish in Deep Ellum?
Why was the Inwood Theater gassed that night?
Why couldn’t the TV repairman hook Stanley Marcus up to cable? Did Musea find a photo of Cy Twombly developing his style on a blackboard? What was in that Musea Stand Gift Box every Christmas at the Inwood? What photo from Charlton Heston’s wife, did Musea run on one of our Covers? Is one of my zine friends perhaps the Best Painter around?
Why did Dallas Luxury Magazine run a full page picture of me? What were Inwood Box Office Concerts?
What did Drive in Movie Critic, Joe Bob Briggs say about Musea? What happened when H. L. Hunt wanted to buy a photograph of himself for $10? Why was I forced out of the Inwood Theater after working there for 24 years? What did Maximum Rock n Roll say about the AACA logo?
Where did the Esquire Theater’s Neon Painter’s Palette end up? Which unassuming Dallas writer/artist wrote the next Pascal’s, Pensees? How did Musea get in the center of a Dallas Morning News, Dallas Observer feud. Who praised Mary Parker for sculptural reliefs from plumbing parts? Which 12 By 12 musician recently had a single of his, sell on Ebay for $887.77? What was Joe Christ like in person?
What musicians recorded a song of mine, then went on to national fame as a trio. What does Musea know about Slack?
When does the Midnight Movie start?
Why did my fellow workers ask David Byrne for his autograph for me? Which music engineer did I work with that had a Gold Record on her office wall? What happened when a stage hand moved Ray Charles mike?
Was Morgan Fairchild beautiful and friendly in person?
Who seemed to need more approval, Joseph Heller, or Nora Ephron? What guitar accessory does Elvis, Jimi Hendrix, and Hunkasaurus have in common? What did Mickey Rooney say to me as he passed by at NorthPark?
Who are the five, Frida and Diego type couples, where both partners are fine artists? Did Musea find a photograph of Cinderella?
Why did I go to Freddie King’s house?
Who stole my zines at the first Art Revolution Festival – I really want to know! Who was Sweater Vest, The Crazy Nurse, or the Popcorn Lady?
Why won’t Willie Nelson’s lawyers let him hear my song, The Ballad of Willie Nelson? Why did the lawyers from Warner Brothers write me?
Why did I get a check from Greg Abbot for $13.88?
When was the last moment of modern art?
Which local guitar hero was sitting in my seat at the Paul McCartney concert? And finally; how did this 8 page Musea 200th issue turn into Tom’s Tome?

Last minute music shopping

December 19, 2015

Dear Musea Reader,

Need a last minute gift idea to send from your computer? Though a little more than my books, each of my 9 cd’s is about $10 There is all type of music so anyone should find a song they like.

You can find it at i-tunes, amazon, cd Baby (link below) and all the other major music sites.

Happy Holidays.

http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/HunkasaurusandHisPetDogGuitar

Pictured is the rare 9 CD, 150 song tin set.

Can’t Help Falling in Love (some good versions)

November 28, 2015

Start with a great song, Can’t Help Falling In Love.
Then add the great versions.

Here are my favorites:
Elvis – he made the hit, and a great classic.
UB40 – updated the sound and speeded it up.
A-Teens – gave it a fun fast pop sound.

Here’s my version in the back to basics, postism styel – very very simple

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Siak599Oydw

Tom Hendricks
Hunkasaurus and His Pet Dog Guitar

Hunkasaurus – News of 150 New Videos on YOUTUBE

August 3, 2015

Dear Musea Reader,

This weekend brought a nice big surprise for ME and my MUSIC.

I chose the website, CD Baby to put my 150 songs – 9 CD’s on the internet for streaming and sale. Glad I did. It has proved to have extra benefits that I couldn’t even imagine at the time, such as placing all of them on the brand new Apple Streaming.

But a bigger surprise was when I found, this weekend, that they had put all my songs, all 150 on Youtube – each one a separate video! That is 150 new VIDEOS for me (Add that to the 73 I’ve made over the last decade or so = 223!.)

Each one has for the visuals, the cover of the CD, and for the audio the full song.

To see them all go here. You will find them listed on this and the next 7 pages
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=CD+Baby+%2B+Hunkasaurus

[If you have a specific title, search this way ‘ CD Baby + Hunkasaurus + Title of Song and that title will be the top of the first page.]

Will you do me a favor if you visit? Below the video on the right, is a thumbs up and a thumbs down. Would you give these a thumbs up? That would be great. You are certainly welcome to post any comments too! That would be greater!

This one minute video is by CD Baby and explains why they put the music on youtube.

Tom Hendricks

Photo 1


%d bloggers like this: