Archive for the ‘Low wages’ Category

Small Houses and Rich Neighborhoods

May 25, 2019

SMALL HOUSES and RICH NEIGHBORHOODS

By now, everyone recognizes the need for low cost housing. Small homes are perfect for seniors, singles, or couples just starting out. They are also houses that architects love to design. So who’s against?

Rich Neighborhoods are against. The problem is when there are too many small houses together it lowers the value of richer homes around them. The wealthy protect their neighborhoods from the influx of smaller homes because they usually house poorer people, that bring down the worth of their larger homes.

The solution is half and half.

The solution is to allow for mini houses to be built anywhere, but in limited numbers. That means a nice neighborhood would get 2-5, not hundreds of small houses. That would be good for both sides.

The rich would retain the wealth of their homes and have access to housing for parents, and kids.
The poor would have access to housing they can buy. And it would help eliminate segregated ghettos of poor people.

Tom Hendricks
Musea since 1992.

Goals of the Arts and Media Revolution

April 22, 2019

What is the arts and media revolution for? We work for these changes:

1. Fair guaranteed reviews to all.

2. Fair media coverage based on quality not promotion budgets.

3. Pennies for play – the author would get a penny for every click on say a chapter of his novel, or book anywhere it’s posted online.

4. The break up of those few companies that make the art, distribute the art, promote the art, and then review the art. They can do any one of those, but not all four! That is too much control in too few hands. The arts of a country cannot be owned by a few conglomerates.

5. City art centers, that are open to promoting all local authors (or artists of any kind.)

Tom Hendricks
Musea since 1992

Pennies for Play vs. Monthly Fee

April 22, 2019

Dear Reader,

Sooner or later a monthly fee for this and that is going to overwhelm the customers.

PENNIES FOR PLAY – part of the music revolution would allow the consumer to mix and match what HE/SHE wants to access – with a penny per play charged to them for every click on content, no matter what website the content is on (not only music, but blogs, videos, art, novels, films, plays, photos, school courses, etc.).

Which would you prefer? Stuck with one site’s limited content, or open to accessing every single thing on the net – AND the artist gets paid – AND there are few middlemen companies in the way.

Tom Hendricks
(Musea since 1992)

The Blockers

March 15, 2019

The Blockers.

These are media sources, advocacy groups, etc. that do not talk about progressive music, musicians, or music ideas. Why? Time to ask them! Readers suggest others you think should be on the list.

To get your name off the list, report the news in a way that is fair to all.

1 NPR (radio)
2. Dallas Observer (media)
3 Dallas Morning News (media)
4. KERA (radio)
5. Commercial Stations (radio / tv)
6. KNON (Dallas music radio station)
7. Texas Music Office (gov. org.)
8. KERA (radio)
9. Texas Music Magazine
10. TYT, the Young Turks (media watchdog)
11. Project Censored (media watchdog)
12. FAIR (media watchdog)
13. Texas Standard (radio news.)
14. Takeaway (radio news.)
15. Billboard (music media)
16. Rolling Stone, Spin, etc. (music media)
17. SXSW (music festival)
18. Digital Music News (music media).
19. BBC (and all foreign press.)
20. Pop Culture Happy Hour (radio show)
21. Think (Dallas radio show).
22. All Songs Considered (radio show)
23. KXT ( Dallas music radio station.)
24. The Tech giants (all of them that deal with music.)

1% Musicians Should Pay 70% of the Donations

July 24, 2018

Dear Readers,

This post looks at musicians and charity.

Did you know that 1% of musicians make 70% of all the money?
They do. Most are the ten or so teen pop stars that are constantly promoted over and over, year after year. The rest are touring classic rock acts you’ve seen touring year after year.

I don’t like the disparity and want to see an end to it. But until the music revolution sweeps in, we are stuck with it.

So in this post I speak directly to the one percenters, the musicians that make 70% of the money in the music industry..

Guess what, there is a responsibility with making 70% of all the money in the music industry. You have to give 70% of all charity donations from all musicians in the music industry. Let me repeat.

You have to give 70% of all charity donations from all musicians in the music industry.

That means even a million here and there is far from enough. When you make such massive amounts of money, your 10 percent is many millions.

Step up and do your share – your 70% of the entire giving!

Tom Hendricks


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