Archive for the ‘Texas’ Category

Cannot support KERA / Texas Standard

April 19, 2018

KERA,

Cannot support you during your pledge drive because KERA / Texas Standard will not support the innovative music scene in Dallas whose progressive music ideas are sweeping the country.

My 25 year old Dallas zine, will encourage our readers not to support KERA for this reason.

Tom Hendricks
(musician, painter, writer, and editor of the 25 year old zine Musea)

MAIN Website
tomhendricks.us

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My 6 Books

February 27, 2018

These 6 books of mine are all on all the streaming sites, Amazon, I- books, Barnes and Nobel, etc.
Lots of variety! Try one and see.

MY SIX BOOKS have been published on all the streaming sites. Here are some review blurbs. (Read excerpts on the Amazon, Tom Hendricks, author page.)

1. LIBRARY PLANET. Tom Hendricks’ Library Planet is an explosion of imagination and wonderful cultures from all the diverse planets… This is a story for those who want to get lost in a planet sized library without spending too much time away from real life. – Maria Stoica

2. CENDRILLON, the True Story of Cinderella. Tom Hendricks uses a unique historical perspective to bring new life to the tale of Cinderella…. Hidden within the story are lessons about love, loss and acceptable behavior, not to mention the definition of true beauty … Cendrillon: The True Story of Cinderella is a delightful version of a favorite fairy tale. – Melinda Hills

3. PORTRAITS, a novel of Art, Artists, and the Art Revolution. Tom Hendricks’ contemporary fiction novel, Portraits: A Novel about Art, Artists, and the Art Revolution, is an art lover’s delight. The author’s story captures the essence of the lifestyle and struggles of artists, especially those who’ve not been discovered or found by the gatekeepers of the art world. – Jack Magnus

4. TEN SHORT AND SHORT-SHORT PLAYS. Hendricks obviously is a good writer and also knows the theater well, since his plays can easily be produced by small theater companies without the aid of elaborate scenery, large casts, etc. He also knows how to make things concise and easily understood. – Raanan Geberer. Playwright Tom Hendricks must have an incessantly creative mind, and this comes through in each of his unique and playful works. Each of these plays would be fun to act out for novice actors or for ones much more skilled. I recommend Ten Short and Short-Short Plays to readers who enjoy short works of fiction, those interested in fun short plays, or actors looking for new work. Tom Hendricks’ work is definitely worth watching out for. – Chris Fischer.

5. DOWNTOWN WITH THE BOOK OF RENOWN. (Also titled “?”) The synopsis for Downtown with the Book of Renown by Tom Hendricks goes like this: “Two boys have one big adventure, when Bradley finds a treasure map and two keys in a memo book from the hand of a dead gangster. He names it the ‘Book of Renown.’ The map in the Book of
Renown leads him and his friend Tom downtown to the Clarks Hotel. But how will they get inside, and what treasure will they find if they do?” Though I thought this blurb intriguing, I also felt it a little meager. As it turned out, it was perfect and the answer to the question was not close to anything I imagined. – Lex Allen.

6. WRITINGS IN SCIENCE. Writings in Science, a history of the future in stories, essays, poems and plays.
Writings in Science: A History of the Future by Tom Hendricks is a dazzling portrait of the world millions of years from now, as seen through the eyes of the character called “I.” It is the kind of sci-fi that can be characterized as visionary. – Divien Zape.
A History of the Future by Tom Hendricks is a beautiful collection of stories, dialogues, essays, and many things in between, depicting the world millions of years in the future.
Readers will enjoy the drama that features in the stories, the tight prose in the essays, and the compelling, somewhat symbolic characters. Tom Hendricks exhibits a very rich imagination in this entertaining work.
The author covers a variety of themes in a variety of styles, including ethical issues, scientific inventions, culture and politics.
The Setting is captivating. I was drawn in by the images the author conjured through the beautiful writing. It’s a work that will be adored by fans of sci-fi, short stories, futuristic essays and fantasy. – Arya Fomonyuy.
Writings in Science: A History of the Future by Tom Hendricks is a collection of poems, essays and stories all compiled into a novel, written in two parts. The reader is taken to a world where the earth is no longer viable and is, in fact, dying because of the sun. People are leaving the blue planet in droves and one man with the name of “I” works to gather his favorite science writings to preserve them as a legacy for the future. Follow the history in this book and all of the changes that have happened to the planet before it began its death throes. – Kathryn Bennett.

TomHendricks.us

Video, All the Birds in the World

February 4, 2018

Just posted a youtube video minutes ago, of a very happy keyboard song. I’ve been writing a massive amount of music, mostly on guitar with a break on the piano, and this little 5 chorder came out with a lot of spirit and joy.

Now imagine a sky with all the birds and listen.
(Written 1/31/18, composition #1879)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zqbKJlYkw8

NYC Art Formula

February 2, 2018

What’s makes great art in NYC? For most trendy results follow these basic rules.

1. Got to be big. Pompous and inflated is good. If it takes up a complete room, better.
2. Has to be generic surrealism, or dada, 100 years after that art genre was relevant. But the art media has to pretend its fresh, today, and now, not a reflection of two world wars!
3. Make sure the art is incomprehensible. Then when people ask you the artist what it means, you can be smug like they don’t get it, but you do.
4. Keep the art a secret between these 3: rich patron, gallery owner, and artist. The point is to scam the patron. Pretend only you and he can share the secret of why the art is worth such an inflated price. You are in the know!
5. Never consider any art that is useful such as, book illustrations, comic book artists, cartoon art, online art, fashion illustrations, digital art, graffiti and street art, poster/flyer art, architectural illustrations, etc.
6. Do everything you can to block the new art ideas of the art revolution sweeping the country, or any of it’s progressive ideas in any other arts.

CBAs – Details

February 2, 2018

Want to end poverty in the US without spending a penny? Here’s how it might happen.

Good news! Your state has been selected in the regional lottery.
Your state will receive 50 billion dollars in a Community Bank Account. That money is never spent but it helps the state in two ways.

1. The INTEREST goes to ending poverty in the state by empowering the poorest areas to improve.
2. The capital is available for LOANS to businesses in that state. This may be further used to end poverty by being limited to small business and personal loans only.

What’s next?
The state will make a list of the main centers of poverty in the state. They will:

1. Determine a level of annual income or less, that defines poverty. 2. Determine the number of communities in poverty, and make a list.
Most likely there will be entire rural counties, and certain neighborhoods in larger towns and cities.
3. Take the first month’s interest on the 50 billion, and give it to the first name on the list. Next month the second name, etc. When you finish with the first round. Start again at the top, and continue forever!
4. The community (rural county, or city neighborhood), takes the interest they receive and spends it to improve the entire community.
5. Before the community gets the money, they should make a plan on how they will spend the money, how they will budget the money they get. This record, plus any receipts for expenditures, can be reviewed by a state committee, to check to see that the money was well spent. If it was not, the state can stop the program for that community. So there are checks and balances.
6. When the poverty line improves across the poorest areas, more communities may be added to the list.


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