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We All Agree Right?

January 13, 2018

Sure hope the music stays the same as we’ve had for the last 10 years. We need 10 more years of that music that is always the same sounding electric keyboards, drum machines, and auto tuned vocals. What music could be more original? Nothing should change. Music should never change! Sure hope there is no progressive music to challenge this teen pop by the handful of wonderful aging teen pop stars that the music media talks about over and over and over and over.

And above all else there must be no mention of the music revolution sweeping the country out of Dallas. We need the sameness that keeps radio so good on every channel, concert tickets so low and fun to purchase, streaming payments so high, awards shows that award the most promoted, and reviews that praise this safe bland music over and over. What we don’t need is music rebels that want to change any of this for the better!
There must be no one to question why the music sounds alike, why 1% of musicians make 70% of the money, why 3 CEOs that control 80% of the music are all men, with no women allowed, and why the musicians most love are marginalized out of careers. We must support the music industry that keeps 99% of musicians making minimum wage at best by selling a few CDs and t-shirts to half empty clubs.

Continue to support the very few at the expense of all the rest! We all agree right? … or do we?

Tom Hendricks
tomhendricks.us

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Faraway the Broom

January 12, 2018

STRAW, or FARAWAY the BROOM

Each of the children
was asked to gather
for a broom
a strand of straw.

Then the broom maker
clumped them together,
and tied them to a handle.
Voila a broom.

Pedlers with wagons
of clanging wares
bought the broom
to sell in town.

There a stepmother,
after tough bargaining,
got her a broom
that she carried home,

and forced into the hands
of a cinder girl,
a servant child
who cleaned out the ashes.

She loved her broom
and named it Faraway
because it came
from somewhere better.

One night she swept
the ashes they left
as they traipsed
to the castle ball.

The dust swirled
and turned to magic
that settled to the ground
with someone behind it!

A kind woman who
greeted the girl,
heard her story
and got an idea.

She dressed her up
and set her off
to the castle
in a coach and four.

Yes you know
that this dear girl
who lost that shoe,
married that Prince!

She took from her home
the one thing she loved,
her broom she clutched
in her now clean hands.

She swept out her room,
then the castle clean,
then the kingdom of
most wrong-doers.

And then spic and span,
as most things were,
she gathered to court
the broom maker who

brought all the children
that gathered the straw
for the celebrated broom
known as Faraway!

Picture of Cendrillon from contemporary prints.

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.

Sayings of Editor Art (on everything!)

November 23, 2017

Can’t live in the past – but you can visit!

I wasn’t born in Texas but I got here as quick as I could.

Hollywood is great at blowing up things – specially budgets

You don’t hit people you love. You hit people you want to control.

There are two media, 1. that props up a few mega corporations with press releases disguised as journalism, and the other that reports on what you want to know.

Bacteria were the first Earthlings to land on other planets.

Every couple is crazy but somehow they make allowances.

Great fashion is both style and substance.

I don’t mind ghosts, they don’t take up any room.

Journalism – part of the job is to keep thinkgs in perspective instead of going off on a new tangent/scandal every 2 week.

The Three Music corporations (Warners, Universal, Sony control 80% of the music industry) will sooner or later buy up or shut down any successful music start up.

I’ve read books on art history but no one talks about smiles. It took centuries before painters allowed subjects to smile in their portraits. The evolution of smiles in painting is a key development in art.

I hate flashbacks – nothing changes.

Let books memorize, you learn!

Don’t beat your head against a wall. It’s not good for the wall, and it knows better.

Universe in the Basement, phrase that means the universe within each of us with it’s endless boundaries.

A beauty that comes from a passion for life.

Whoa, there are now more writers than readers!

The brighter the light, the darker the shadow.

Yes honor your ancestors but the last think you want to do is honor their racism.

No meaning to life? Then you make one up, and the fact that we can means something!

Should the music media cover what they want to promote or what we want to hear?

The 3 Major record companies have sewed up vinyl production.

Two kinds of scenes in movies, the first moves the plot along, the second spotlights the actors.

Two kinds of fashion, the first is the basics, t-shirts, pants, underwear, the second is dress up clothes and accessories.

Radio is playing what they want to promote, not what we want to hear.

Teens listen to me. You are supossed to be miserable during these years. If you are you are right on track and perfectly normal. Just ride the storm and get help when you need it. Your life will get better.

If a painting becomes too precise or too finished looking it becomes prissy.

Media to victim: “What question can I ask you to make you cry on air?”

Media, First there was four word journalism, where you asked, “What do you think?” Now it is worse. It is, “What do you feel?” journalism.

Why is anybody living in Houston, haven’t they been there before?

IF the origin of life was difficult then we are most likely not here. If the origin of life was not difficult then we are most likely here.
The fact that we ARE here suggests that the origin of life was most likely not difficult.

Musea, the most progressive publication in Dallas for 25 years.

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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/

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