Archive for the ‘Texas 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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Professor Says KXT DJs, “Robots”, “Mechanicals”

January 13, 2018

Local Professor Says KXT DJs, “Robots”, “Mechanicals”

Local university professor of media, Dr. Nofakusheir, told a representative of zine Musea that he knows for a fact that all the DJs on KXT-fm are robots, mechanical voices.

Here is our interview”

Musea: Why do you say KXT DJs are robots?

Dr Nofakusheir: Four reasons:

1. Fake names – Alan Roberts? Why not Smith and Jones. Generic names, or two first names put together, fit generic machines. Real people have names that are unusual or hard to pronounce.

2 Fake voices – No humans lack all personality. These can’t be humans – these have to be manufactured. No real person has lived twenty years or more without developing some human characteristics.”

3. Show me the pictures. No one has ever SEEN a KXT DJ in person. Where do they live, in Digital Valley?

4. They say they are AAA format. Do you know what that stands for All Automaton Audio.

Musea: What if they are real? They show DJ photos on the website.

Dr Nofakusheir: These white bread generic models are strictly manufactured photos. Obviously these are doctored pix taken from some face recognition tech article or some robot how-to magazine.

But on the slim chance that these are REAL people, we have a bigger problem. The ‘person’ higher up, claiming to program the DJs to talk in such a bland generic way has to be itself a robot. No human has yet devised a way to wipe all personality out of a human being. That stretches credibility.

Musea: The follow, follow up question is this; did real people manufacture these higher higher ups, or did other machines? If other machines, where does this mechanical web end?

Dr Nofakusheir: Yes it’s turtles all the way down! And if machines did NOT hire them, and the DJs are not machines; then I ask this, why would any real humans play music so bland and generic, unless they too were programable automatons.

Further, no human with real personality and even a smattering of skill in music would ever RECORD this pretend music. (Note KXT refers to this pretend music as tracts, not music! Proof in the terms used!) No human with real personality would release such bland music unless under the pressure of all powerful despicable robotic overlords. No musician would allow his name to be used in such a disgraceful way!

Summing up, that means if the DJs are not fake machines, then it has to be the staff that are the machines programming the DJs. And that is why they only allow robotic generic music.

Musea: We have contacted KXT to deny or confirm the professors theory, but as yet cannot get beyond the mechanical digital phone and website menus.

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
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!

For everything else see the BIG website at 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


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