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Musea # 205 Now Available

July 5, 2019

Dear Readers,

Musea #205 the Bedtime Story Issue, is now out.
Enjoy!

Big List Update July 1, 2019

July 1, 2019

“The BIG MUSIC LIST (200+ Song – First Worldwide Best Music, List) Big List Updates 6/19

Here are 200+ great tunes you have probably not heard, in all genres, from all over the world – all great songs, that stand out – not fit in. This Big List is the continual work of many years. See what you think, and find what you like.

For full list
https://musea.wordpress.com/2008/12/10/100-plus-best-music-from-youtube-and-myspace/

Best unknown 60’s rock classic, Spencer Davis Group, “Gimme Some Lovin’ “(yt.)

Best Jazz Duo Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli, “I Got Rhythm, etc. (yt.)

12 By 12, the first Co-op record company. Musea, Dallas, Texas.

Most inspiring female rock voice. Melanie (& The Edwin Hawkins Singers), “Candles in the Rain.” (yt.)

Best Jazz Chemistry, Any recording of Houston Person, Sax, and Ron Carter, Bass, like “Blue Seven.” (yt.)

Best “Love” Chorus. The Association, “Everything That Touches You”, (yt.)

Best Coltrane Cut from the Sound of Music. John Coltrane, “My Favorite Things” (yt.)

Best Monkees Single of Lesser Known Songs, Monkees, Hold On Girl/ Forget that Girl. (yt.)

Best Aretha Franklin Singing a Swinging Standard, Aretha Franklin, “Moon River”. (yt.)

Best Folk Cover of a Motown Classic, Mary McCaslin, “My World Is Empty Without You.” (yt.)

Past Copies of Musea

July 1, 2019

Dear Reader,

Musea is 27 years old this year. Some collectors may be interested in buying past issues.
My suggested price for my past issues is $100.00 for each copy in fine condition and $25,000 for all 205 issues in fine condition.

Tom Hendricks.

Gregory K. H. Bryant – a remembrance.

June 8, 2019

Dear Readers,

Last Sunday I devoted my weekly Saved Post Sunday program* on FaceBook to celebrate Gregory K.H. Bryant’s life and art work. I encourage you to see it for yourself. Go to my FB page and then click on my timeline for June 2, 2019.

This is what I wrote in Part 1 of about 23 posts, to start.

“Part 1. This week on Saved Post Sunday, I’m going to dedicate all the posts to Gregory K. H. Bryant and his work. He passed away this week. But today it’s time for a celebration of his talent. He was gifted in many areas, writing, photography, art etc. etc. etc. etc. Please see my timeline for any posts you may have missed.
I never met him in person – but I knew of him through zines – a sort of network of writers with each publishing their own zine. I asked him to contribute to my zine, Musea in the 90s, and he sent many philosophical essays. I would print one in each issue. Later I published two small chapbooks of his work – both illustrated by him, ( “All About Nothing”, a collection of his philosophical essays, and “The Philosopher” about a wise philsopher mule! He and his wife Llori were friends on FB and I kept up with his work there, and he with mine.)

Here is what I wrote about his art work. I think he was one of our most talented contemporary artists.

“Part 3. Had there been an insightful art media, Gregory K. H. Bryant would have been one of the most celebrated artists of our time. What they failed to see, was that he did not pioneer a new ‘ism” like Matisse (fauvism) or Picasso and Braque (cubism). No his achievement was this: he painted and drew in every style from realism to abstraction, and in every style there are masterpieces!!!”

Start with this abstract and see what. A great colorist he was. Very powerful piece….”

Then I showcased photos of many of his art works, information on his ongoing sci-fi adventure story about Carter Ward, his 40 years working at the National Air and Space Museum, a few personal photos, etc.

Condolences to his wife and children. He will be missed by me and many many others.

Tom Hendricks,

*SPS, Saved Post Sunday.
Here are 23 or so posts saved from the week on all things under the sun – or under any star. See the ones you missed, on my FB timeline. For everything else (My 150 recorded singles on 9 CDs, 6 streaming books, thousands of songs, artworks, poems, short stories, plays, and essays; 200+ issues of Musea, and info on the ongoing arts and media revolution,) see my MAIN website tomhendricks.us and “explore the floors,” or see my Wikipedia entry.
Since 1992, MUSEA has been covering the arts, media, social issues, and speculative science ideas. Best wishes reader! Tom Hendricks, editor of Musea.

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.


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