Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

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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Beethoven Fix?

December 16, 2017

So if I have enough gaul to ‘fix” the art work of celebrated masters in painting, do I have enough to ‘fix’ the music of Beethoven on his birthday today 16th?
(Perhaps added to, or made my version, would be a better tem, but not as provocative.)

Fractured Beethoven (this piece was made and played by me. BTW this is not easy to play!)
http://web.archive.org/web/20060622075123/http://musea.digitalchainsaw.com:80/audio_files/fractured_beethoven.mp3

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

MAIN Website
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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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsQUQ8P8c-A&index=1&list=WL

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

MAIN Website
http://tomhendricks.us/

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udBT8n_WsAE

MY HAPPY BIRTHDAY SONG
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!
2.
Happy Birthday! Happy Birthday!
Blow out the candles, do!
Happy Birthday, Dear Dear (Your Name).
Happy Birthday to you!
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY. Simple Version.
1.
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.

https://youtu.be/zEzkI-fIn70

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 tomhendricks.us )


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