Archive for the ‘Revolution in Arts and Media’ Category

Rock and Roll Doesn’t Rock No More

March 21, 2023


Rock and roll doesn’t rock no more.
It’s turned middle age and become a bore.
It’s everything it used to oppose.
Rock and roll doesn’t rock no more.

Rock and roll is corporate and dull.
It’s phony music that’s lost its soul.
It’s paint-by-number and rotten to the core.
Rock and roll doesn’t rock no more.

Rock and roll has got to go.
Base, drums, and guitars are so so-so.
Enough of the clones of clones of clones.
Rock and roll doesn’t rock no more.

Rock and roll has got to go.
Its taken 60 years but now it’s so.
It’s lost the beat and doesn’t roll.
Rock and roll doesn’t rock no more.

Rock and roll doesn’t rock no more.
It’s a has-been and It’s your father’s olds.
It’s spirit is gone and the choir all knows
Rock and roll doesn’t rock no more.

c Tom Hendricks, 2010
but free to reprint in full.
(Just one person’s opinion)

Letter to Journalists

March 6, 2023

Letter to Music Journalists:

The music press should be about journalism not promotion.
When that returns, journalists will ask these tough questions of the music industry:

1 Should 3 CEOs control the entire music industry like they do now?
2 For twenty years sales have been half of what they were in 1999, why
3 Why does music never change? Never new stars or net trends?
4 Do you think auto tune is fake music to hide people without talent?
5 One percent of musicians make 70% of all the money, should they also make 70% of the charitable contributions?
6 Do you approve of NPR revenue sharing deals?

3 Golden Ages in the Arts

February 1, 2023

3 Golden Ages in the Arts

From 1990 to 2020 there was a golden age of technology but no golden age of content in the arts. The mainstream mega corporations invented new tech, but couldn’t find content to fill them!

Through the last 30 years there has been a consolidation of companies connected to the arts and media into fewer and fewer hands. This consolidation has ruined almost all the arts from music, writing, and art, to film, theater, and dance.

But there are these 3 exceptions. They all have something in common. They all developed outside the control of the giant media art conglomerates. That means that in every case thousands competed, not 5 or so mega corporations like in the mainstream generic arts.

These three still remain unappreciated and underreported by the mainstream media.

Here are 3 that stand out for me.

1. Zines. The late 80s and 90s were the last golden age of literature before the net.
2. Online bloggers, and original youtube channels, are the new radio and TV.
3. The Korean wave of both K-Pop and K-Dramas developed innovative music and TV / films.

Tom Hendricks
Musea since 1992.

What We Can Do For All Musicians

January 28, 2022

What we could do for all musicians.These Ideas are covered in issues of my zine Musea.

Pennies for Play for all those who make creative content.

Fair no ad review site for a processing fee.

Radio station online, starting with a weekly blog of a panel talking about new releases.

Media source that covers arts news

Newsgroup to discuss all of this.

Continued protests against Big Three Labels that control the entire music industry and have ruined it

World of Musea

November 27, 2021


Slowly I’m getting some recognition for all my work. That’s nice, but I note that in all the interviews I’ve had from the past, I’ve gotten the same response from both the interviewer and the audience. HUH?

Here in this post is a list of some things I might mention in an interview. For most listeners they would think I am talking in a different language.

Musea Readers of long standing, see how many on the list you can recall.


Who is Musea for and against?

Name any two doors of the Five Doors to the Art Revolution video series.

What is the reason for the Texas Video Showdown?

Name three zines in the Zine Hall of Fame.

What is People Power , and how can it bring power in any emergency.

What is a Standup in art, and how has it escaped the wall?

What Dallas Street do I suggest should become a pedestrian walkway?

What is the Big LIst?

When and where was the last moment of Modern Art?

Why was 12 By 12 Records called a co-op record company?

What is “John and Martha”, a five act illustrated short story.

Name aspects of the art (painting) revolution.

Name a poem video.

What does Z.H.O.F stand for?

What is the 3 year science program for the world?

Recite a single line from any of my 2,500 Original Songs.

Name three columnists that have written for Musea.

Who is Corporate Art / Media?

Name two points from my UV paper on the Origin of Life.

What is, “Writings in Science”?

What direction do I suggest all evolution follows.

What are the Four Options and how do they determine all behavior.

What is psy phy physics and define the acronym dimp.

Name three of my websites.

Name two world’s firsts in music, connected to Tom Hendricks/ Hunkasaurus.

My large Sci-fi novel Writings in Science, is written in what form?

What is Pennies for Play online? How would it help everyone that makes creative content.

Name any instrumental I’ve written and recorded.

What are art envelopes?

Why does Musea think fair reviews are so important

Name one of the educational reforms in my essay on education.

Define a Quatro, Vision, or a Readymade, in poetry.

Why is Ben Bagdikian important to the art revolution?

Name any three of my books.

Name any of the ten points in the essay, “Ten Solutions.”

Name any point from the essay “Cogitology.” Who co-wrote it?

What does playing the guitar in the Combo Style, mean?

What is the music revolution?

What two recommendations does Musea make for all arts.

Where do hundreds of sayings like, “I don’t dumb down, so please wise up,” come from?

What is the History of Rock and Roll part one and two.

What is a CBA?

Name a Musea essay.

Name one of my short short plays.

What is the 150 song, outside-the-box set?

What is the Wheel Music Group, and why is it so important.

What is Musead?

What changes does Musea suggest for the NEA?

How does wiki college work?

Why do I suggest that Hollywood (and Broadway) have jumped the shark.

Name a golden age of film going on now.

Why should theater workers protest the Hollywood film industry?

What are Box Office Concerts?

Name one of my 9,000 poems.

What is the National Workers Organization and what national organization is it based on.

Name any of the 27 points from the Censored Art News article.

What is a bagatelle, and what music form is it usually written in.

Who are David McGhee, G.K.H. Bryant, Michael Helsem, Tevil X Bloom, Sparrow X Carter, Scott Jacob Loehr. – each a great artist in his field.

For answers see the website and follow the links.

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