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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.

IS:
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. Hunkasaurus.com has them all too.
IF you are the first to E-MAIL ME , AT THIS ADDRESS: tom-hendricks @ att.net (remove blanks of course) with the correct answer to this art question.

THIS WEEK’S 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 musea.us or the Musea blog at musea.wordpress.com And don’t forget music/videos at hunkasaurus.com http://www.youtube.com/TomHendricksMusea
(all my videos)
Tom Hendricks (editor of the 23 year old zine Musea) http://
http://www.Musea.us ZINE, Named one of the best ZINES by UTNE magazine.
Featured on ROCKETBOOM) http://www.Hunkasaurus.com MUSIC, 5 full CD’s
of free Post-Bands Music) http://www.Musea.wordpress.com BLOG for
Musea, Art Contests, Weekly E-mail Messages)
Tom Hendricks
(editor of the 23 year old zine Musea)

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The Musea Quizzical Returns!

September 5, 2015

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

When the first performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony was finished, what did the contralto do? Good Luck!

IS:
Contralto Carolina Unger, turned the now deaf Beethoven, around to face a wildly cheering audience. They knew he was deaf to their applause so they also gave him a standing ovation!

I had no correct answers – No one turned y’all around 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. Hunkasaurus.com has them all too. IF you are the first to E-MAIL ME , AT THIS ADDRESS: tom-hendricks @
att.net (remove blanks of course) with the correct answer to this art question.

THIS WEEK’S QUESTION :
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. 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 musea.us or the Musea blog at musea.wordpress.com And don’t forget music/videos at hunkasaurus.com http://www.youtube.com/TomHendricksMusea
(all my videos)
Tom Hendricks (editor of the 23 year old zine Musea) http://
http://www.Musea.us ZINE, Named one of the best ZINES by UTNE magazine.
Featured on ROCKETBOOM) http://www.Hunkasaurus.com MUSIC, 5 full CD’s
of free Post-Bands Music) http://www.Musea.wordpress.com BLOG for
Musea, Art Contests, Weekly E-mail Messages)
Tom Hendricks
(editor of the 23 year old zine Musea)

The Quizzical (calling in from vacationing somewhere)

July 19, 2015

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

Setting: NYC in the 30’s. Macy’s Department Store had advertised that it had a toy version of this. The next morning there was a queue of 20,000 people, one third of a mile long, waiting for the store to open to get that toy. What toy was it?

IS:
A Buck Rogers, disintegrator gun!I had no correct answers – seems your ray guns were set to stunned! 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. Hunkasaurus.com has them all too.
IF you are the first to E-MAIL ME , AT THIS ADDRESS: tom-hendricks @ att.net (remove blanks of course) with the correct answer to this art question.

THIS WEEK’S QUESTION :
When the first performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony was finished, what did the contralto do? 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
musea.us or the Musea blog at musea.wordpress.com And don’t forget the music/videos at hunkasaurus.com http://www.youtube.com/TomHendricksMusea (all my videos)
Tom Hendricks (editor of the 20 year old zine Musea) http://
http://www.Musea.us ZINE, Named one of the best ZINES by UTNE magazine.
Featured on ROCKETBOOM) http://www.Hunkasaurus.com MUSIC, 5 full CD’s
of free Post-Bands Music) http://www.Musea.wordpress.com BLOG for
Musea, Art Contests, Weekly E-mail Messages)
Tom Hendricks
(editor of the 23 year old zine Musea)

The Quizzical back from a month’s vacation

May 11, 2015

The answer to, and winner (if any) for, our last contest question of:
The Beatles always had great covers for their albums. This question is about the Abbey Road cover, where the 4 are crossing the walk near their recording studio.
For this either or question, you only get one chance. Q. Are the Beatles walking away from their studio or towards it?
Here is a live cam of the spot
http://www.abbeyroad.com/crossing

IS:
(From the Beatles Bible) A policeman held up the traffic as Macmillan, from a stepladder positioned in the middle of the road, took six shots as the group walked across the zebra crossing just outside the studio.

The Beatles crossed the road a number of times while Macmillan photographed them. 8 August was a hot day in north London, and for four of the six photographs McCartney walked barefoot; for the other two he wore sandals.

Shortly after the shoot, McCartney studied the transparencies and chose the fifth one for the album cover. It was the only one when all four Beatles were walking in time. It also satisfied The Beatles’ desire for the world to see them walking away from the studios they had spent so much of the last seven years inside.

I had no correct answers – seems the answers were walking in the wrong direction 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. Hunkasaurus.com has them all too.
IF you are the first to E-MAIL ME , AT THIS ADDRESS: tom-hendricks @ att.net (remove blanks of course) with the correct answer to this art question.

THIS WEEK’S QUESTION
Setting: NYC in the 30’s. Macy’s Department Store had advertised that it had a toy version of this. The next morning there was a queue of 20,000 people, one third of a mile long, waiting for the store to open to get that toy. What toy was it?
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 musea.us or the Musea blog at musea.wordpress.com And don’t forget the music/videos at hunkasaurus.com http://www.youtube.com/TomHendricksMusea (all my videos)
Tom Hendricks (editor of the 20 year old zine Musea) http://www.Musea.us ZINE, Named one of the best ZINES by UTNE magazine. Featured on ROCKETBOOM) http://www.Hunkasaurus.com MUSIC, 5 full CD’s of free Post-Bands Music) http://www.Musea.wordpress.com BLOG for Musea, Art Contests, Weekly E-mail Messages)
Tom Hendricks
(editor of the 23 year old zine Musea)

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Why are So Many People Saying Bad Art is Good?

April 24, 2015

Why are so many people saying bad art is good?

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Why does the art media keep saying bad art is good? Why do they praise poor derivative work so much, while refusing to talk about better work? Has modern art become isolated in ivory towers that no longer are in touch with the larger art world?

If modern art was interested in new art, wouldn’t they talk about the backlash against the old art, that is going on now? Where is the vitality in art, that new art ideas and a little rebellion can bring. Has modern art become the salon art of our time? Has it jumped the shark? Has modern art become dada without the charm?

The history of western art went from realism, to abstraction. OK but that’s not the end of art. That is just a phase. Time to move on to the new art that goes beyond realism versus abstraction. To bring vitality back to art, we should oppose the salon art , that modern art has become.

The new art post-ism is not about a new ‘ism. It’s about art that is beyond ‘isms. Post-ism is art that is great because it’s great, not because it fits an ‘ism.
http://tinyurl.com/38a5txu

Modern art came to a stop with conceptual art and no one since has known how to get it started again.
Conceptual art ended MODERN ART. And for the last 40 years no one has known what to do with it!

Doing art that is weird is not pushing boundaries forward, it’s copying what was done by other artists a hundred years ago; Duchamp, Surrealists, Dadaists etc. reacting to two world wars.There is this idea that new art must be more weird to be progressive. Weird art is easy. You put a strip of raw bacon across an expensive violin – but it’s not great art!

Here’s why I think a lot of Modern art is neither modern nor art (or at least not very good art) anymore and ready for a change, or at least an alternative
1. Cold 2. Disjointed 3. Can’t communicate it’s message 4.Weird 5.Elitist 6. Technically poor if there is technique at all 7. Pompous and inflated, often takes up a room 8. Non functional, not useful, not integrated into life 9 No breadth or scope.