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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?


Ace Backwords Blog Milestone

February 22, 2016

My zine Musea often featured a cartoon by Ace Backwords on our back page. He has since added his 50th page of his blog, Acid Heroes.
See it for lots of information on his life, his work and the 60’s life in San Francisco. Congratulations to Ace Backwords, and continued Success.

Three Kid’s Poems

December 19, 2015

The Gingerbread House
had marshmallow mortar.
After the rains
the architect consoled her,
“Better rock candy.
It hardens harder,
to stiffen your walls
and keep them in order.
We’ll syrup there
and syrup here.
A patch on a patch
free and clear.

“Hey diddle diddle, the Cat and the fiddle …”
Wait a minute. What’s that you say?
A cat playing music on a violin?
Perhaps he screeched to match it’s tone.

Does he standup? Does he play standing up
with one paw holding and another with a bow?
This scenario strikes me as strange,
unique in the annals of violinists.

How did he learn? Was he a kitten prodigy?
And who taught him? Who spoke his language?
Could he play the notes or play by ear?
What songs does he like? What style does he play?

Did any composer write works for him?
Or maybe if he could play violin,
it’s not such a stretch that he could then
write for it too.

This Cat and fiddle has corners to explore…

Which kind of witch are you?
Asked little Baby Blue.
Are you a good witch
or are you bad?
Which kind of witch are you?

The Gingerbread House
had marshmallow mortar.
After the rains
the architect consoled her,
“Better rock candy.
It hardens harder,
to stiffen your walls
and keep them in order.
We’ll syrup there
and syrup here.
A patch on a patch
free and clear..

Got a New Computer System for my Bedroom ….

July 25, 2015

Got a new computer system for my bedroom.  I may have gone a little over board.  What do you think?

Ten Short and Short-Short Plays (my fourth streaming book is now out)

May 5, 2015

Dear Musea Readers,

My fourth book is now out. This one is a collection of 10 of my short plays:

The streaming price is low at $1.99. It’s available at all the main sites such as Amazon:
Thanks to Matthew Creed for his help with the cover, that features my art work Comedy/Tragedy.


Five short plays:
1. THE WANDERING STUDENTS. In a magical wood, two nymphs bewitch two college students with lyrical results (rhymed play) in this homage to Shakespeare’s comedies.
2. WILLIAM TELL. THE PLAY. A group of players are acting out Shiller’s, William Tell – but is it staged or real when he shoots that arrow? A play in a play, in a play, that tests reality.
3. MEDUSA, (The First Greek Tragedy in 2,000 Years.} Two Greek Gods, Athena and Poseidon are in a power struggle; with Andromeda, Perseus, and Medusa, the pawns in their fight.
4. DAEDALUS. Father and son, must escape the Minotaur monster, but the king won’t let the pair leave. Daedalus has the intellect and skill for invention, but fate is against him in this tragedy. (On our website – see issue #85)
5. SWANELLA AND THE DOLL. (A Ballet in Verse.) This play is based on the classic ballet story, Coppelia that in turn is loosely based on “The Sandman” by E.T.A. Hoffmann.

Plus, Five Short-Short Plays:
6. MANIKIN AND MINIKIN. (A Two Character Play.) Two Porcelain figurines sport with one another on a mantle in an English parlor, in this romantic, rewriting of Manikin and Minikin (A Bisque-Play), a puppet play by Alfred Kreymborg (1918).
7. RED. (Children’s Play). The Queen has had enough of the Throne Room’s old threadbare red carpet. Time for a new one, but it has to be just the EXACT shade of red. How does the rug maker satisfy the Queen?
8. THE INTERROGATION. (A Dramatic Poem.) A painter and art teacher, is interrogated for unknown reasons by offstage interrogators.
9. LARRY’S SUGAR PILLS.(One Act Play.) Larry, the owner of Larry’s Sugar Pills defends in court, the curable claims of his ‘medicine’ that is nothing but sugar, “We had a sugar coating but I’m the first to say / That seemed redundant, and got in the way…”
10 JOB. This bible story is based on the Book of Job. It is written in the style of the medieval ‘mystery’ plays.


Did you miss any of these other streaming books?
Portraits – novel about art artists and the art revolution
Cendrillon – the true story of Cinderella
Library Planet – sci fi novel about a library planet and all the books there.

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