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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?

2,500 Hits – More than Warners, Universal, and Sony

January 25, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZvMa2f33Wc

Dear Readers,

The Texas Video Showdown has hit 2,500 hits.
(Hits something Warners, Universal, and Sony are having a hard time making!)

The worst video ever made on purpose, on youtube, continues to attract those who don’t think 3 CEO”s from Warners, Universal, and Sony should control 80% of the music business, promote only teen pop from the same stars, never change, and marginalize all other musicians out of reasonable careers.

Look for yourself, there are more hits here than all corporate music combined!

Tom Hendricks
(editor of the 23 year old zine Musea)

5th Review for Sci-fi novel Writings In Science

November 19, 2016

Fourth Review, Sci-fi Novel Writings In Science

November 17, 2016

My Fourth Review for my sci-fi novel, Writings in Science. Thanks Divine Zape!

Reviewed by Divine Zape.

Favorite Quotes:

Writings in Science: A History of the Future by Tom Hendricks is a dazzling portrait of the world millions of years from now, as seen through the eyes of the character called “I.” It is the kind of sci-fi that can be characterized as visionary.

The author shows a lot of ingenuity in creating new cultures and governments, offering access to other planets, but it is what humankind does in the face of extreme adversity that will capture the hearts of readers.

It’s a work that will be adored by fans of sci-fi, short stories, futuristic essays and fantasy.

Full Review:

Writings in Science: A History of the Future by Tom Hendricks is a dazzling portrait of the world millions of years from now, as seen through the eyes of the character called “I.” It is the kind of sci-fi that can be characterized as visionary. The author uses different genres to focus on a setting that features humanity at a very advanced stage, grappling with the problem of survival in a failing world. Considering the state of the world and how fast technology advances, this story may not take that long to happen. The author shows a lot of ingenuity in creating new cultures and governments, offering access to other planets, but it is what humankind does in the face of extreme adversity that will capture the hearts of readers.

There is a lot I enjoyed in this book. It’s a little gem featuring all sorts of writing and art. I enjoyed the dialogues and the drama. I enjoyed the beautiful prose, engaging and constant. I enjoyed the idea of preserving human heritage and memories through journaling and other forms of art. There is variety in the writing, but it doesn’t make it boring to read, perhaps because the stories are like dreams interrupted at dawn. The author uses a lot of symbols to paint a reality of a very distant future. Then there are the compelling characters, geniuses, aliens, and robots. Writings in Science: A History of the Future by Tom Hendricks asks many philosophical and ethical questions, including the fate of humanity vis-à-vis rapidly growing science. It’s a work that will be adored by fans of sci-fi, short stories, futuristic essays and fantasy.

Read for Dollars – Sci-fi novel WRITINGS IN SCIENCE, a history of the future.

October 17, 2016

Musea is known for contests. Here is one open to all.

Love Sci-fi? Want to make money reading it?
How about a contest where you read for prize money and the first person who reads it gets $100 and the first THREE that enter and read it are guaranteed to win?

My sci-fi novel Writings in Science is pretty good. I want to get the word out, but with all the books out there, somebody has to READ it.

Be the first, second, or third, and you will get a check.

Rules

Be the first to read my novel and get $100
Be the second and get $60
Be the third and get $30

Fine Print. The first THREE people that contact me and promise to stream and read the novel will be the only ones entered. The book costs $5.99 up front, but I will add that amount to each of the prizes.

WHEN I GET THREE PEOPLE, I WILL E-MAIL ALL OF YOU WITH THESE WORDS GO! THE CONTEST STARTS NOW.

It is streaming at AMAZON / I-BOOKS, and BARNES & NOBLE

Finer Print. You must have a US mailing address for me to send the money. You must prove in some way that you have purchased and read the novel to get any of the prizes. (I may ask a question or two about some section – nothing too tricky). You must e-mail me when you are finished reading..

It is big with many pages, so if you get a dry section you may skim, IF you don’t overdue the privilege.

I get to decide all ties and such.

What do you think?

WRITINGS IN SCIENCE , a History of the Future, is a sci-fi novel told in stories, essays, poems and play.

The premise is this. The Earth is in it’s final days as the erratic Sun is about to expand. A man named “I”, collects his favorite Writings in Science, and leaves in the last days. This is that collection.

Tom Hendricks (editor of Musea zine, 24 years and counting)
tom-hendricks@att.net


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