Archive for the ‘Postism Music’ Category

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!

For everything else see the BIG website at tomhendricks.us

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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 )

TeXas Video Showdown and KERA

October 24, 2017

Musea Readers know that I have my problems with both NPR and local stations KERA and KXT for their lack of support for artists.

So I was surprised, when googling my name to find this posted in April of 2015 on the KERA Art and Seek site.

I had sent them a story and link feeling that they would never do anything about it.

Take a look, and know that the TeXas Video Showdown, worst video ever made… on purpose, is still going strong with thousands of hits.

When you go to the link, note that there is a place to add comments. Please do if you would like to support the cause.

Now when I criticize their coverage I have to change, “never covered” to” that one time!”

http://artandseek.org/calendar/event/70571/texas-video-showdown

Happy Birthday (my version)

October 5, 2017

Happy Birthday to You!

There was some scandal and a lawsuit declaring that the song, “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 to the PUBLIC DOMAIN.

Here are the lyrics plus the melody. I’ve written two versions. The first i a simple version, the second has more lyrics. Choose whichever you like or any lines you like.

The music is only 4 notes,, C,D,E,F. so it should be in anyone’s range. The chords are C, F, and G7 in that order.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY. Simple Version.
1.

Happy Birthday! Happy Birthday!
Happy Birthday to you!

Happy Birthday, Dear Dear (Your Name).
Happy Birthday to you!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY. Full Version.

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!

Spotify Office Mansions

September 30, 2017

Dear Reader,

Spotify is not in it for the artist. That becomes crystal clear when you see their Ivory Tower Offices.

They are not there to pay musicians. They are there to make profit off musicians.
That is legal to do, but musicians need a site that caters to them, not exploits them.
This link let’s you visit the Spotify skyscraper mansions where they pay about 1 million a month in rent.

https://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2017/09/26/spotify-33-million-world-trade-center/

Here is our option to all this:
There is a way to get fair online compensation for every musician (and every writers, filmmaker, painter, etc.)

Pay for Play. Set up an online pay for play service where clicking on a webpage pays a penny or so to access the work of the artist, musician, writer, filmmaker, architect, dancer, photographer, journalist, etc. This simple step eliminates the entire layer of corporate middlemen, allows any artist of any kind to get compensation, and allows independent media to be free of any ads or sponsors.

When we devise a site for artists, and not the streaming platforms, then things change. https://musea.wordpress.com/2017/04/20/revolution-in-arts-recommendations/

For everything, tomhendricks.us


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