Archive for the ‘Music Videos’ Category

What Makes Great Music (according to 3 CEOs)

February 8, 2018

What Makes Great Music (According to the 3 CEOs)

1. Start in the studio with a synthesizer, a drum machine, and auto tune. Make sure every instrument is a mechanical device. You want a fake, robotic sound where every note can be controlled

2. Get a song written by a committee so there is no heart left in it by the time they are done. Make sure the lyrics don’t mean much, never protest anything, and are watered down a lot.

3. Find a producer who can over produce it and bury any warmth or feeling, in excess layers of noise.

4. Take any soul out of the voice by over tracking it till it’s a pitch perfect robot sound.

5. Make a video where you spend thousands, so no indie can afford to match it. Best if it’s some weird surrealism that hides the song under flashy visuals that look like cotton candy tastes..

6. Give it to the press that praises sound alikes as if they are the best ever, and raves about generic music. Press release journalism is a must. Let them interview you where every question is a complement.


Video, All the Birds in the World

February 4, 2018

Just posted a youtube video minutes ago, of a very happy keyboard song. I’ve been writing a massive amount of music, mostly on guitar with a break on the piano, and this little 5 chorder came out with a lot of spirit and joy.

Now imagine a sky with all the birds and listen.
(Written 1/31/18, composition #1879)

Why Does All the Music Sound Alike

December 12, 2017

Take an electronic keyboard, drum machine, and auto tune, and …

This video by Pop Theory, by Roomie spells out why the music is so generic (and deserving of a music revolution against the 3 CEOs that run 80% of it – no women allowed BTW) This is insightful and spot on. Take a look.

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

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My Happy Birthday Song

November 24, 2017

Dear Musea Readers,

Just released a short short youtube video where I play my Birthday Song. See it here, and add your comments.

There was some scandal and a lawsuit declaring that “Happy Birthday to You” was NOT in the public domain. Judge said it was. So for now it is. But never mind, I’ve written a birthday song, and I’m putting it in the public domain right from the start. That means anyone can use it for any reason they want.
Here are the lyrics. I’ve written two sets of lyrics. The first is the 2 verse version, the second is a shorter version. Choose whichever you like or any combination of lines you like. The music is only 4 notes in a row, C,D,E,F. so it should be in anyone’s range.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY. Full Version. (See Blog for Sheet Music to this.) 1.
Happy Birthday! Happy Birthday!
May all your wishes come true.
Happy Birthday, Dear Dear (Your Name).
Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday! Happy Birthday!
Blow out the candles, do!
Happy Birthday, Dear Dear (Your Name).
Happy Birthday to you!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY. Simple Version.
Happy Birthday! Happy Birthday!
Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday, Dear Dear (Your Name).
Happy Birthday to you!

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Willie Griffin’s Song, “I Noticed” and video.

November 22, 2017

Recently I made and posted a new video on youtube that spotlights a song by Willie Griffin. It was released on my 12 By 12 record label (mid 80s). More about his song later. But first some background.

Willie Griffin is a sensation now for record collectors. There are two reasons why.
He wrote great songs, and when he recorded them, his guitar was waaaaay out of tune!.

That and the fact that he released so few records, make each one highly desirable. A 45 recorded by him, “I Love You”, went for $887.77 a year ago, with 17 bidders driving up the price.

With all this interest, I thought I’d share the song he put on one of my co-op record company albums. For each album, we had 12 musicians/groups who recorded 12 songs. Then we assembled all the recordings on one LP.

Each group paid 1/12 of the cost and got 1/12 of the records made – 500 copy limited release. That’s why the name 12 By 12.

The youtube video I made is for Griffin’s song and recording ‘”I NOTICED”. It, like his others on youtube, is a great song with that terrible out of tune guitar.

Hear the song, see the cover, and decide for yourself, before all the rare copies are scooped up by collectors..

Then go hear his other songs on youtube:
“I Love You.”
“Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire.”

Tom Hendricks
(for everything else see my website )


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