Archive for the ‘Tom Hendricks’ Category

Sayings of Editor Art

March 19, 2017

More and more as the world becomes civilized it is upset not by a nation of jerks, or a gang of jerks, but a single jerk – what I call the jerk in the room.

These wily politician’s strategy is to make sure the rich keep all the money, while they support the social issues of the poor to keep them distracted from their greed.

T: I came from the east side of Chicago – the LAKE DISTRICT.

I’ve had months to digest it and it’s still giving me heartburn.

They not only threw us under the bus, they threw us under the back of the bus!

He doesn’t have a six pack, he has a keg.

Don’t stretch outside your argument. Don’t carry a specific thought outside its realm of accuracy. Keep it focused.

He can be a jerk sometimes but … wait that’s all I got.

Hurry up the oven if you can.

Pitch for a movie: What if Cinderella is as cruel?

Roses look good for a few days then you have 51 weeks of thorns.

Simple is better, but bland is not enough.

Hey spelling police, we have spell checker for spelling, how about personality checker for you.

If there are parts of our history that we don’t like – that means we are growing, moving forward, getting better.

… and then it turns / the wheel of fate. (lyrics from one of my songs.)

Mainstream radio is saying loud and clear, “Texas we hate your music and will never play it, so listen to what we tell you to, buy what we advertise and shut up.

Till there are protest songs on mainstream radio, we have proof that 3 music CEO’s control the government. (CEO’s from Warners, Universal, Sony control 80% of the music industry). These three tell the government to never protest, you can only sing our tune.

Dallas is a good place for the future.

You shouldn’t film a good song, you should play it.

Till Mickey Mouse is in the Public Domain, corporations control the government. Disney tells the government to jump and they say how high Mickey?

Modern art has become a trendy clique. But art is too important to be reduced to that.

Stand Up (art that escaped the wall)

March 14, 2017

The End of the Music Business? Falling Fast!

March 13, 2017

The music industry is falling fast. They seem blind to what is going on. Look at this chart of how bad music has gotten, and how much it needs something new.
http://www.businessinsider.com/these-charts-explain-the-real-death-of-the-music-industry-2011-2

The Sadness in Romance (5 poems)

March 11, 2017

Sometimes poems have to cover the sadness in romance too.

Like a mirror
in the dark
waits for light
I …

Oh dewdrop
that only sparkles under the sun.
What a quandary that that same heat
takes you away from me.

If you love some one
that makes you feel at ease
yet worries you all the time …

you don’t mean
a thing you say
and if you did
you’d change your mind.

the Moon tonight
is just as far
away as ever.

Dream or Vision or Both – Ride along!

March 10, 2017

.
Relaxed after reading
I closed my book.
My eyelids follow
and there appeared stairs.

I began to descend
step after step.
The light of my lantern
bounced off the quartz
embedded in the walls.

I blinked my eyes
and a draft of air,
a repeating echo,
swept me away…

across an ocean
and an ocean beyond
across outer space
across time itself …

There appeared ahead
a high raised place.
I stood on a mountain top
and surveyed all around me:
enchanted woods
in front of blue mountains,
and a sky full of stars
peeping in the day.
Flocks of birds flying,
and calling down to herds
grazing together
around the water;
bleating and mooing
in a joyful noise!

And though mild weather,
snow began to fall
so heavy and fast
I couldn’t see.
It blinded my view
and swept me away …

Now on a tower
high over a city.
People moving about
in every direction
like ants on a hill;
busy and happy,
honking and chatting …

I felt I could fly
and lifted away.
A draft pulled me up.
I followed the current
into a cloud …

I awoke on a sea
as vast as the sky.
A breeze softly blew
like a melody.
“Ahoy! Ahoy!
sailors and fishes!
Come out! Come out!
Let me take a gander.”
Seabirds squawking,
sails snapping,
I laughed and laughed …

A wave came on board.
Salt in the water.
I rubbed my eyes
as a stout tide
gave a tug
and pulled me away –
riding the crest …

I came to a halt
and opening my eyes
cliffs all around me
of red red iron.
I’m riding an asteroid
through busy space.
Constellations formed.
More lights appeared.
The voids filled up.
Music swelled.

I now stood in front
of a great wall of light.
Looking up to see
if I could spot the top,
I raised my hand
like it held a lantern.
And raised it again,
and raised it once more,
and fell back asleep …

My book on my lap
in my comfortable chair,
a reading light humming
above my head,
a clock softly ticking …


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