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Rock Band Challenge 2017

September 19, 2017

Challenge to all rock bands in 2017.

So, you’ve had 50 years to do rock better than those in the 50s and 60s. Let’s see what you’ve got.

First listen to this 2017 cover of the classic hit, 25 or 6 to 4, originally recorded by the rock band Chicago in 1969. Then show me something better. Rock bands you’ve had 50 years to improve, so show me something better.

This cover is by Leonid & Friends, a band from the Ukraine. I don’t know this band, but it is my contention that hardly any rock band today has recorded a better rock classic with a better arrangement than what Chicago did in 1969 and Leonid and Friends covered virtually note for note in 2017. By using their version the tune has a tech update so it can compete on the same tech quality as anything recorded this year.

My contention is that rock has not gotten better, and it’s time for a change, a revolution in music. See Musea.

This is NOT saying that musicians today are not talented. They are for sure. My Big List, the first list of the best music of the entire internet and the world, proves that with 200+ examples. But it also proves that the same rock band format has not improved in 50 years, and the best musicians are those that are trying new music, or at least recreating the spirit of the original musicians exactly.

So to rock bands in 2017 who disagree, accept my challenge, and show me your band recording. Show me an original that is a better song, arrangement, and performance.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_torOTK5qc

Tom Hendricks,

(editor of the 25 year old zine Musea)

MAIN Website
http://tomhendricks.us/
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ZINE, MUSEA, Named one of the best ZINES by UTNE magazine. Featured on ROCKETBOOM)

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BLOG for MUSEA, Art Contests, Weekly E-mail etc.)

BOOK PAGE Amazon (all 6 books + author info. )

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“The BIG MUSIC LIST (200+ Song – First Worldwide Best Music, List)

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.

200th Issue of MUSEA

WIS, Writings in Science, reviews of my sci-fi novel

CENSORED ART NEWS article of 27 media censored art issues.

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TeXas Video Showdown hits 3,000

August 10, 2017

Dear Reader,

My musical protest against the 3 CEOs that control so much of music, and for all the rest of the world, has reached another milestone. 3,000 views.
Come view it and help raise awareness. Give me a thumbs up too – that means lifting a finger – literally! Here’s more.

We are told, year after year, to only talk about, support, and buy music from the same 6 or so teen pop stars. The real story is one the music media won’t dare tell you. Music is falling fast, 1% of musicians make 70% of the money, and everyone else is so uninformed that they don’t even know that it’s going on. Yet everyone does know that music is dull, radio is awful, concerts are a rip off, music media never covers anyone really different, and there is never news of anyone against all this! That’s why the musicians in Dallas are against it, and why you never hear about that either!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZvMa2f33Wc

But I Can Search Out the Music I like

July 19, 2017

For those of you who think all is well if YOU can search out the musician you like. Read this:

Many seem to settle for all the arts to be ruined because of business demands for profit. And they allow their favorite musicians, writers, artists, filmmakers to be marginalized out of fair reviews and careers.

For some reason, too many now think that if THEY can search out and find an elusive great talent, that is enough. It is not.

Virtually every talented musician, painter, writer, filmmaker, etc is making about what amounts to minimum wage. Great talent should be the most celebrated, not the most marginalized and cheated out of fair compensation for their honest talent.

The history of art has never been like this before. The best art has always been the most talked about, written about, and reviewed. The entire arts and media world is upside down.

Reader, don’t you dare say you support the arts when you allow so few to make all the money, with thousands and thousands of artists making about as much as minimum wage – on a good day!

That is why the art revolution to change it. Which side are you on?

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

MAIN Website
http://tomhendricks.us/

Quote on Music Industry “Most people prefer NOT to listen to new songs.”

July 6, 2017

So how bad has the corporate music industry gotten with it’s 3 CEO’s controlling 80% and 1% of musicians making 70% of the money?Digital Music News report on the first half of 2017 says

Most people prefer NOT to listen to new songs.

https://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2017/07/05/buzzangle-music-sales-2017/

See tomhendricks.us for more

Big LIst Update 6/17

June 15, 2017

The BIG LIST.
Update 6/17

Here are the latest add-ons

Best Group Dylan, Assorted Artists, 30th Anniversary Concert, “My Back Pages.” (yt.)

Best Where Did THAT Come From Ringo, Ringo Starr, “Night and Day.” (yt.)

Best Single Bobby Vee Turned Down. Carol King, “Might As Well Rain Until September”. (yt.)

Best Song That Might Not Give The Answer That You Want It To. Fleetwood Mac, “Oh Well.” (yt.)

Proof Why Early Rock n Roll Was So Much Fun. Lillian Briggs, “I Want You To Be My Baby.” (yt.)

Joni Mitchell’s Favorite Tune from the 90s, New Radicals, “You Get What You Give.” (yt.)

Best Doowop That Wasn’t Released In ’58. The Avalons, “What’s Wrong?” (yt.)

Best Choreographed Music, K-Pop, all the South Korean Boy and Girl bands. (yt.)

Best “No”( to Using Their Music for Ads). John Densmore for the Doors. (yt.)


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