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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.

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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?

Third Review for WIS!

November 14, 2016

Here is my 3rd Review for my sci-fi novel Writings In Science by Romuald Dzemo.

Highlights:

Writings in Science: A History of the Future can’t be read as a novel with a linear plot; no, it’s a compendium of beautiful writings depicting the future of humankind and the world human beings inhabit.

Tom Hendricks is a gifted writer, and there is no doubt that his stories, essays and drama are very provocative, especially for readers who love rethinking the future. I will surely be going back to read some of my favorite parts.

How Big is that Sci-fi Novel Tom?

July 15, 2016

More than once I’ve claimed that my sci-fi novel , Writings in Science, a history of the future, in stories, essays, poems and plays; is big. BIG!

So how big is that? Here is the contents of the 300-400 pages:

CONTENTS.
(Consider a bottle as a chapter.)

PART ONE: I.

PROLOGUE.
BOTTLE ONE: SCRAPS.
Robot Servant Problem.
Lemy Lime.
Margaret’s Story.
BOTTLE TWO: A NEW PAST EMERGES.
Eight History Essays.
BOTTLE THREE: SPINNING WORLD.
Corridors.
Nature Stories.
Brochure, Three Day Tours.
BOTTLE FOUR: ROUTE ONE, UP!
Way Station #1.
Invaders.
13 Other Alien Stories and Poems (Before We Knew There Were Aliens.) BOTTLE FIVE: OPEN HOUSE.
Essay on Ed.
Cogitology.
English Spelling Reforms.
CBA’s.
The Other Olympics.
People Power.
The Box.
BOTTLE SIX: LIFE SO LIVELY.
UV.
Laboratory Notes.
Three from Our World: Dolphin Literature, Worms, and A Bestiary of Nature. BOTTLE SEVEN: BUILDING.
Ten Essays on Building.
BOTTLE EIGHT: TRIALS.
Yellow Poets.
Interrogation.
Rip Van Winkle.
The Ministry of Truth.
The Cubicle and other Poems.
BOTTLE NINE: BABIES ON UP.
Babies and Developments.
Language.
Clara and Bara Coni.
What Happened to Books?
What Happened to Violence?
What Happened to Want and Crime?
BOTTLE TEN: LAB RESULTS.
Rog’s Report.
New Science Studies.
Z Puzzle.
Graffiti.
Miraculum 240.
BOTTLE ELEVEN: THE FOUR CORNERS OF SPACE.
Sky.
Moon.
Space Travel Beyond.
Planets, A Quick Survey.
BOTTLE TWELVE: BASIC BASIC.
Sex Halls.
Smells.
Basics.
Collection of Love Notes.
Food.
BOTTLE THIRTEEN: IT TAKES DARKNESS TO SEE STARS.
Blights And Blizzards.
Dark Age Cycle.
BOTTLE FOURTEEN: PIECES OF THE MOON.
Moon Observatory.
60 Pieces of the Moon.
Engine Room on the Moon.
Three Songs About the Moon.
BOTTLE FIFTEEN: GOVERNMENT.
World Government.
Dallas the Art Center of the World.
Quirky People.
BOTTLE SIXTEEN: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY.
Scile.
Long Ago and Far Away.
Photon.
Factuals.
Three Boxes.
Seven Classic Science Film Synopses.
BOTTLE SEVENTEEN: EARTH BEFORE CONTACT AND DIASPORA.
Earth.
Plants.
Creatures.
Nature Maps.
People.
Robots.
BOTTLE EIGHTEEN: THE SKY IS A BRIDGE.
Sky Bridge.
Dialogues Among Us.
Time Table.
INTERMISSION.

PART TWO: WE.

BOTTLE NINETEEN: I CHANGES TO WE.
Waiting.
Dialogues.
Timeline.
Warning For Historians.
Diaspora.
BOTTLE TWENTY: RELIGION.
The Religious Crisis.
Guides.
37 Pebbles of Wisdom.
Ten Pebbles of Despair.
BOTTLE TWENTY ONE: SPORTS, THE ACTIVE HALF.
Virtual World Sports.
Real World Sports.
BOTTLE TWENTY TWO: FIVE SCIENCE SCHOOLS.
Dichotomy School.
Symbiosis School.
Outer Land School.
Bell Curve School.
Cloud Land School.
BOTTLE 23: ARTS, THE REFLECTIVE HALF.
The World of Arts.
The Film.
Durer’s Magic Box.
Gallery of Space Art.
Musead.
Psychology of Keys.
15 Poems and 7 Sayings on the Arts.
Paintings to be Constructed in Your Head.
BOTTLE TWENTY FOUR: SKY ATLAS.
The Sky Atlas Compendium.
Parroove.
Square Bacteria.
Library Planet.
BOTTLE TWENTY FIVE: THE INTERLUDE.
The Light Ages.
Universe in a Bottle.
Chiron.
BOTTLE TWENTY SIX: IF A THEN B.
Elder Report.
Grio Report.
High and Low Horizons.
XiXi Messages.
I Reports.
BOTTLE TWENTY SEVEN: PET JOURNAL.

Piccola (a Christmas Story – from the Musea Vaults)

December 24, 2015

Piccola

(Musea version of a poem by Celia Thaxter.
Note it was the custom for St. Nick to leave a present in the child’s shoe. ) …

Poor Mother, poor Father, house maid and share cropper
and both pockets empty, except for due bills.
What can they get their little girl for Christmas.
“Piccola! Piccola! Love of my life!”

Father wrings hands and mother cries.
The bells ring carols as the family walks to church.
A snowflake falls on Piccola’s nose.
The sky turns from grey to deepest pure blue
As they enter the nave with the other parishioners.

All three singing from hard wood pews.
Piccola’s mouth makes a big “O” on her vowels.
But her mind’s trying to see, not the notes, but the future – Trying to see what would fill up her shoe,
Trying to see by one dim candle.

Parents in whispers, decide it’s best
To tell her her present is not here yet,
Not denied, it’s only delayed …
And drop into slumber as they pray
‘Perhaps by January and Jesus’ grace …

Morning Sun peeps through the fluttering shades,
The window cracked open gets abundant free air.
Piccola’s eyes widen as she remembers,
And before the cock crows tumbles to her shoe.
And their shivering, a refugee from the cold.
A tiny beige and half asleep sparrow.

Picolla feeds it – they have crumbs a plenty,
And bounds to her parents, “Look what St. Nicholas left me!
It’s the best gift a girl could get”
I’ve decided to christen it Picollete
And all eyes glisten with tears of joy.

Last Minute Shopping

December 19, 2015

Dear Musea Readers,

Need a last minute gift and don’t have much to spend? Consider any of my 5 streaming books. They are all priced low at $1.99 and they are at all the major sites.

Plus the new one

Amazon, Barnes and Noble, GoodReads, I-Books, etc.


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