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Rock Band Challenge 2017

September 19, 2017

Challenge to all rock bands in 2017.

So, you’ve had 50 years to do rock better than those in the 50s and 60s. Let’s see what you’ve got.

First listen to this 2017 cover of the classic hit, 25 or 6 to 4, originally recorded by the rock band Chicago in 1969. Then show me something better. Rock bands you’ve had 50 years to improve, so show me something better.

This cover is by Leonid & Friends, a band from the Ukraine. I don’t know this band, but it is my contention that hardly any rock band today has recorded a better rock classic with a better arrangement than what Chicago did in 1969 and Leonid and Friends covered virtually note for note in 2017. By using their version the tune has a tech update so it can compete on the same tech quality as anything recorded this year.

My contention is that rock has not gotten better, and it’s time for a change, a revolution in music. See Musea.

This is NOT saying that musicians today are not talented. They are for sure. My Big List, the first list of the best music of the entire internet and the world, proves that with 200+ examples. But it also proves that the same rock band format has not improved in 50 years, and the best musicians are those that are trying new music, or at least recreating the spirit of the original musicians exactly.

So to rock bands in 2017 who disagree, accept my challenge, and show me your band recording. Show me an original that is a better song, arrangement, and performance.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_torOTK5qc

Tom Hendricks,

(editor of the 25 year old zine Musea)

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September 1, 2017

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TeXas Video Showdown hits 3,000

August 10, 2017

Dear Reader,

My musical protest against the 3 CEOs that control so much of music, and for all the rest of the world, has reached another milestone. 3,000 views.
Come view it and help raise awareness. Give me a thumbs up too – that means lifting a finger – literally! Here’s more.

We are told, year after year, to only talk about, support, and buy music from the same 6 or so teen pop stars. The real story is one the music media won’t dare tell you. Music is falling fast, 1% of musicians make 70% of the money, and everyone else is so uninformed that they don’t even know that it’s going on. Yet everyone does know that music is dull, radio is awful, concerts are a rip off, music media never covers anyone really different, and there is never news of anyone against all this! That’s why the musicians in Dallas are against it, and why you never hear about that either!

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

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)


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