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Music That Challenges

September 5, 2020

MUSIC THAT CHALLENGES:

Part of what I’m doing has challenged the thinking of many:

1. Get back to basics – don’t over produce your music – let the song through, don’t muddy it with technical clutter.
2. D-Pop where the song is what counts. What doesn’t count is the promotional budget or the fame. Then all are on a level playing field with every new recording.
3. Don’t do videos – Videos are a trick that only about 9 ever promoted pop stars can afford with minimum budgets of $100,000 to make (at least) That is a trick to let money count, not quality, and block out all indie musicians that can’t afford it.
4. Support pennies for play – where everywhere you post your song, you get a penny per play. Customers pay to hear music, like a jukebox online. Works for all content.
5. Fair, no ad revue sites – open to all. Where EVERYONE gets a professional review for a fair processing fee per song.
6. The Music Revolution – that would change every aspect of music and get you a chance at a career by ending the monopoly of the Big 3 Labels that block out new music and prop up the same 9 pop stars you see promoted year after year.
7. Take a break from bands for awhile ( the usual electric guitars, bass, drums). This will force musicians to be innovative instead of fit a 60 year old formula done so well by thousands of others from last century.
8. No corporate radio station will play a protest song. Take away their licenses.
9. New type of Combo guitar playing where I try to play bass, rhythm, and lead all on one guitar. Style that is half way between band and singer songwriter.

You may agree or disagree with a point or two – but they are new ideas, progressive ideas, challenging ideas that will help make music exciting, fun, and out side of corporate hands!

Tom

Kid Summer Triathlon

July 1, 2019

KID TRIATHLON idea:

Summer time and children are out of school and have free time. Musea suggests that there be a KID SUMMER TRIATHLON for kids around 10 years old

Three events.
1. READ: The child must read 100 pages of any books he/she chooses. 2. WALK : The child must walk a total of 10 miles
3. SERVE: The child must do 10 hours of community service

When the parents confirm that the child has finished the triathlon – he/she will receive $100 prize!

Musea since 1992

Hide and Seek (Who plays it best?)

May 21, 2019

Hide and Seek (Who plays it the best?)

The wind when it’s still,
spring in December,
the Moon when it’s new,
dew under the sun,
stars when it’s raining,
the shadow of a flame,
the tide when its low
the sun at night time.

Conceptual art on conceptual art

April 25, 2019

This is a conceptual art piece that challenges conceptual art pieces! There is a blank piece of paper and a poem underneath that reads:

Tom Friedman made an art piece
“1,000 Hours of Staring”
(at a piece of white paper
touched only by the artist’s gaze.)
I could do the same masterpiece
in 46 minutes and 13 seconds.
Can you tell the difference?

100 Moves Exercise Program

March 12, 2019

100 Moves, Exercise Program.

“100 Moves” is an exercise program that is simple and works for everyone. That includes kids to seniors. People can do this standing, sitting, or lying down. Works with music or without. It takes no lessons and is easy from the start.

Here’s how you do 100 moves:

Just move any part of your body 100 times. Count as you move your arms, legs, head, and/or body, and stop at 100, (or any set amount.)

You can do the same motion more than once, or a different one, or a different combination of moves, or anything else. You can do sets of moves, or make every move different. You can do it with others, or by yourself. You do not need a trainer for this.

100 Moves gets you moving, and you do it in a way that you like, that feels right for you. Great for seniors that don’t exercise enough, kids between classes, office workers that need a quick in place exercise break, etc.

Your body will love it, your mind will feel refreshed, and you’ll be more ready for the day ahead.

Note: 100 moves is also featured in my sci-fi novel, Writings In Science, a History of The Future. In the novel it is the most popular form of exercise.
Tom Hendricks


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