Archive for the ‘Film, TV, Theater, YouTube’ Category

Twelve Rules for Making a Hollywood Movie

September 6, 2018

Dear Reader, This week let’s have some fun with Hollywood!

TWELVE RULES FOR MAKING A HOLLYWOOD MOVIE

1. Vocal coaches must instruct all actors to whisper or scream all lines, ‘… like they do in real life!’

2. Aging male stars must date starlets.

3. Films must fit one of three formats:

Kids = cartoon movies
Women = love stories with a wedding at the end.
Men = action heroes with lots of special effects.

4. Must spend over 50 million to advertise film – this stuff won’t sell itself!

5. There must be conflict. If the character buys a loaf of bread the clerk, a total stranger, has to scowl, hassle, and oppose him at every turn, ’cause that’s reality!

6. Keep the following out of your film, seniors, children, teens, people of color, happily married couples, and women in leadership positions; unless they are plot points; but even then, never dwell on them!

7. All characters must come from broken homes like the screenwriters do!

8. Movie posters must be cluttered with a list all thousand of the executive producers, regular producers, directors, etc. to emphasize the personal vision of the writer.

9. Dumb down everything except for a single plot point surprise at the end.

10. Bystanders must never get involved and have to act like frozen props! Make sure that minor characters act exceptionally stubborn and stupid to move the plot along!

11. Originality is extremely important – specially in sequels, and remakes.

12. Theater employees that sell the tickets and popcorn, must continue to get the lowest wages and benefits allowed by law. Though Hollywood walks the red carpet, theater workers must be swept under it!

Tom Hendricks
(editor of the 25 year old zine Musea)

MAIN Website
http://tomhendricks.us/

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Name that Classic Song

August 27, 2018

Dear Readers,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVCoGNIZMR0

This is a live recording of a 60s classic that I liked to play in my Box Office Concerts, but I never got around recording it in my 150 song OUTSIDE THE BOX set of 9CDs – now streaming everywhere.

Can you name it, and the group that made if famous?

See what you think, vote thumbs up, and share if you like.

My youtube channel is TomHendricksMusea

Tom

Backstage at the Fashion Show (original instrumental).

August 27, 2018

Dear Readers,

BACKSTAGE AT THE FASHION SHOW,

Backstage at the. Fashion Show (guitar instrumental) PDG – YouTube

Here is my video of song #1974 written 8/10/18.

This is a rough demo, so to enhance the sound – with finger picking – I recorded one version, and played live a 2nd time on video.

What do you think? Youtube page: TomHendricksMusea

Tom

Before Going On Stage, The Warm Up Song

August 19, 2018

Dear Readers,

Lots and lots of music. Can’t wait for a recording studio – here is one very fresh and hot off the guitar strings!

BEFORE GOING ON STAGE – the Warm Up Song.

Hunkasaurus and His Pet Dog Guitar.

(lots of fun to play too!)

Cheap cassette recordings brings you one of my 1950 songs! This one #1971 written 8/4-18/18, by Hunkasaurus and His Pet Dog Guitar.

This is NOT a studio recording. See my 9 cd “Outside the Box” set for those 150 songs (CDBaby on YouTube.)

For all else about music, music revolution, Musea since 1992, etc. see tomhendricks.us . When you are there give it thumbs up too!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zC6_igGlBps

Tom

Cover Version by Hippie James

August 17, 2018

Dear Readers,

Got a pleasant surprise this week. Hippie James, James Collins, heard my song on a FaceBook songwriters group, “Rock, Punk Songwriters – Original Music Only”, and did a cover version of my song, Bam! Bam! Bam!

Hippie James and Greebly Mork did the cover with Arthur doing the fine guitar lead in the middle. James has also supplied a link to my original version on his site. Thanks to all involved!

Hear it here:

https://soundcloud.com/hippiejames/bam-bam-bam


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