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Professor Says KXT DJs, “Robots”, “Mechanicals”

January 13, 2018

Local Professor Says KXT DJs, “Robots”, “Mechanicals”

Local university professor of media, Dr. Nofakusheir, told a representative of zine Musea that he knows for a fact that all the DJs on KXT-fm are robots, mechanical voices.

Here is our interview”

Musea: Why do you say KXT DJs are robots?

Dr Nofakusheir: Four reasons:

1. Fake names – Alan Roberts? Why not Smith and Jones. Generic names, or two first names put together, fit generic machines. Real people have names that are unusual or hard to pronounce.

2 Fake voices – No humans lack all personality. These can’t be humans – these have to be manufactured. No real person has lived twenty years or more without developing some human characteristics.”

3. Show me the pictures. No one has ever SEEN a KXT DJ in person. Where do they live, in Digital Valley?

4. They say they are AAA format. Do you know what that stands for All Automaton Audio.

Musea: What if they are real? They show DJ photos on the website.

Dr Nofakusheir: These white bread generic models are strictly manufactured photos. Obviously these are doctored pix taken from some face recognition tech article or some robot how-to magazine.

But on the slim chance that these are REAL people, we have a bigger problem. The ‘person’ higher up, claiming to program the DJs to talk in such a bland generic way has to be itself a robot. No human has yet devised a way to wipe all personality out of a human being. That stretches credibility.

Musea: The follow, follow up question is this; did real people manufacture these higher higher ups, or did other machines? If other machines, where does this mechanical web end?

Dr Nofakusheir: Yes it’s turtles all the way down! And if machines did NOT hire them, and the DJs are not machines; then I ask this, why would any real humans play music so bland and generic, unless they too were programable automatons.

Further, no human with real personality and even a smattering of skill in music would ever RECORD this pretend music. (Note KXT refers to this pretend music as tracts, not music! Proof in the terms used!) No human with real personality would release such bland music unless under the pressure of all powerful despicable robotic overlords. No musician would allow his name to be used in such a disgraceful way!

Summing up, that means if the DJs are not fake machines, then it has to be the staff that are the machines programming the DJs. And that is why they only allow robotic generic music.

Musea: We have contacted KXT to deny or confirm the professors theory, but as yet cannot get beyond the mechanical digital phone and website menus.

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Saying of Editor Art

December 19, 2017

HERE are more sayings from the Editor of the zine Musea

We foolishly think we are modern because we’re on the cusp of time.

Where is the anti-photon? Must be both dark and well hidden.

Who is your favorite Beagle Boy?

Freeze Frame Face – an ugly photo of a person done by searching through a video till you get the most horrible expression.

Was that a dragon or am I seeing things?

TV has grown up while Hollywood has dumbed down.

There is less new blood in Hollywood then in a single mosquito.

Korean TV dramas are like an Ibsen play but with more guilt!

That Perry Mason, he never goes a single novel without getting into trouble!

Be 80% conscientious. that’s enough for me.

Perhaps the best way to end poverty in a country is not to give them anything, but instead stop taking away what they have now.

We foolishly think we are modern because we’re on the cusp of time.

To be a pop star, start with these 3 things an electric keyboard, a drum machine, and auto tune. Then things start getting fake after that.

Journalists, there should not be a deadline on accuracy.

X: I’ve had it!
Y: No you’ve got a little more to have.

Music should be about what we want to hear not what they want to promote.

Millennials, more weird then they look?

Show some courage and take back music from 3 CEOs.

I asked my instructor the great trapeze artists if I could start on the ground floor.

The New Issue of Musea, Now Online

November 15, 2017

Dear Musea Readers,

The new Musea issue (a double issue) #201/#202 is out, in your mail, at a few places in Dallas, or online.

The main article, besides some catching up after the 100 pager 200th issue, is 27 CENSORED ART NEWS.
The media may be doing OK in what it covers, but it’s not good at the news it never covers!

Go to the big website tomhendricks.us and elevator up to floor #5. Then click on the Musea website.

Here is a sampling of news stories you’ve never heard anywhere.

The 27 specific censored issues in the arts, culture, and media include; no protest songs allowed on any mainstream radio in the US, public domain mess or why isn’t Mickey Mouse in the PD, political book deals with massive advances, Hollywood makes millions but theater workers make lowest wages allowed, 3 CEO’s control 80% of music (Warners Universal Sony) and 1% of musicians make 70% of the money…

Thanks to Matthew Creed, the webmaster for Musea for posting the issue.

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

MAIN Website
http://tomhendricks.us/

ZINE, MUSEA, Named one of the best ZINES by UTNE magazine. Featured on ROCKETBOOM)

Musea Quiz 10/17

October 24, 2017

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

I say Earthlings have landed on Mars. You say no.
When I tell you why I know that it is true, you will say … Yes Tom you are correct and I was wrong. Explain what is going on!

IS …
Bacteria are Earthlings just as much as you and me. Though NASA does everything it can to keep the outer space hardware sterile, I doubt they cover EVERY bacterial Earthling. So I say, recently, Earthlings have landed on Saturn – and in all likelihood when the spacecraft Cassini fell into Saturn 9/15/17, there were bacteria aboard and they went down with the ship!

I had no correct eligible answers. Seems you didn’t have a GERM of an idea on this one. I don’t dumb down so please wise up.

Now on to a new Q.: Win a copy of any of my 9 CDs, or copy of one of my artworks 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 the following art question .

DEDICATION: These contests are dedicated to my sister, Peggy, who answered more of the questions correctly than anyone else.

QUESTION;
What is this … ?

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 , read all my writings, and see all the art, whether you win or lose – 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 all things TH, (music, art, writing, Musea, etc) see
tomhendricks.us

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

TeXas Video Showdown and KERA

October 24, 2017

Musea Readers know that I have my problems with both NPR and local stations KERA and KXT for their lack of support for artists.

So I was surprised, when googling my name to find this posted in April of 2015 on the KERA Art and Seek site.

I had sent them a story and link feeling that they would never do anything about it.

Take a look, and know that the TeXas Video Showdown, worst video ever made… on purpose, is still going strong with thousands of hits.

When you go to the link, note that there is a place to add comments. Please do if you would like to support the cause.

Now when I criticize their coverage I have to change, “never covered” to” that one time!”

http://artandseek.org/calendar/event/70571/texas-video-showdown


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