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DIMP (dimensionless point)

December 30, 2020

DIMP (more psy phy physics from a sci fi writer.)

Photons – or anything going the speed of light – are outside time (and eternal) and are outside of distance (there is no distance between any two photons.)
They are all, in a dimensionless point = Dimp.

As an object approaches the speed of light:
1. Becomes heavier and approaches infinite mass.
Infinite mass is also infinite energy (E=MC2)
2. Contracts in length.
Speed of light means no length = a point = a dimensionless point.
3. Time slows.
Could it keep going faster it would reach the speed of light and be outside of time and be eternal.
SO if mass could go the speed of light (and it can only approach it now) it would be infinite energy, no length – single dimensionless point, outside of time = DIMP!

Fifty Years Ago, or The Ballad of John and Martha

August 18, 2020


This is a convoluted story about a MYSTERY TAPE. – with link and 2 photos!

George Gimarc has quite a bio in music. Here is a quote from his Wikipedia entry:

George Douglas Gimarc (born 1957) is an American disc jockey, record and radio program producer and author based in Texas and is in the Texas Radio Hall of Fame. He is known for his extensive and
authoritative knowledge about the classic rock radio format, recorded music in general, and specifically the era of punk rock. His broadcast programs have been heard in various formats in the US, Canada, Europe and New Zealand, via licensed stations and unlicensed pirate radio transmitters.

Through the years I have contacted him a few times about my music so we know each other. Then on August 6th, he emailed me with this message:
This is a sampler of an unlabeled tape found among the debris of Sellers Recording Studio. Is this collection of songs you?

He had added a link that had a sampler of the songs from a longer tape.

I listened … and went back 50 years. The technical sound was very very good, the instrumentation was simple and direct, but the straightforward voice was different and could have been me, or someone else …. I listened some more.

Then a few phrases popped up – that were definitely me – the lyrics of mine back then, were very specific so that I began to notice phrases that I had labored over during the making of this music – my first rock opera – John and Martha, a 5 act illustrated short story. I made it a point that each song would move the love story forward, so there was little wasted lyrics. The recording was made in the early 1970s when I had just gotten out of NTSU and moved to Dallas.

The Beatles album Sgt. Pepper had inspired me to connect my songs into a story. John and Martha was my first major illustrated short story. As I worked on it, the story began to evolve and included everything a short story would have: action, romance, some character development, and a plot. This recording was my first studio recording made somewhere between 1973-77.  I sang all four parts

Gimarc had found the boxes in storage on the Texas gulf coast. There was water damage on most of them. See the photo he sent me of a typical box.

He had rescued them just in time. They were soon to be destroyed as trash. Some tapes were completely ruined, some were playable. My tape was in its own individual box; but that had disintegrated from the weather and water damage. Remarkably the tape was in good condition. Whatever identification there had been though, was on the box that had disintegrated. There were no markings of any kind on the tape itself. Gimarc got the boxes of tapes back to Dallas and began to investigate.

Gimarc is not only a music collector; he has also issued certain albums of the treasures he has unearthed. Perhaps the most noteworthy include the Grammy award winning album, of previously unknown live recordings of Hank Williams from 1950 called The Garden Spot Programs; and Glen Campbell Sings for the King, a collection of demos for Elvis Presley sung by Glen Campbell!!! These collections of rarities are ongoing projects, and he tells me, more are on the way. I encourage readers to follow up on these historical releases.

Now back to the boxes of tapes and what was found inside them. He said most of the tapes were corporate ads of varying originality, lots of radio promos, and some assorted music like mine.

When it came to the mystery tape, he said that he had asked his friends and music contacts if anyone could identify the singer or the songs. Finally he found one that said it might be me, because he seemed to recall one of my 3 – VERY OBSCURE – how in the world anyone would remember – 45 singles that had two cuts from my John and Martha rock opera!

DESK CLERK/ OTHERS LIKE YOU. 1978. Two songs from my cast recording of John and Martha. I sang the uptempo song Desk Clerk, and Joy Tarver sang the ballad, Others LIke You. The main cast was Martha, sung by Karen Bella (a notable singer, composer in her own write – hear her on youtube!) and John, sung by me. This 45 was from a later version of John And Martha that had a 4 person cast. (See photo).

Those of you, patiently waiting, to hear this tape of the full recording of JOHN AND MARTHA will have to wait longer. We’ve decided to hold out a bit on that! But for those wanting to hear a sampler of the recovered tape; here is the link:

The 9 minute sampler file can be found at:

Will you ever hear the entire first recording of John and Martha? Will you ever hear the later cast version of John and Martha? Who knows, we may have to wait 50 more years and see if it pops up again!!!

Tom Hendricks

Ray Cochrane does His Version of My Song YDHTC!

July 9, 2020

Dear Reader,

Ray Cochrane has done a version of my recent song, “You Don’t Have To Cry.” that I posted here on the FaceBook music group, “Reinventing the Wheel”, ”

He’s changed it up and made more of a lounge tune instrumental to it with a great stand up bass and muted horn. Great work Ray! He’s done a couple of versions. My favorite is this one #2. See my youtube channel TomHendricksMusea

Now it’s time for others to listen and comment. BTW I am proud to add that this is the 4th song of mine redone here on the wheel!
Here is what Ray wrote:

Tom Hendricks I couldn’t catch the chords accurately but dragged this together in the computer…

Recent LIve Videos (youtube)

July 1, 2020

Music Music Music! Songs Songs Songs!
Please see my Youtube channel

Wonderful Animals
Guitar instrumental

Janet/ Janice
In love with a twin.

Mechanicals in Love
Robot Love.

Mon. Tues, Wed. Too.
Operatic love song.

Poor people in love.

My Dream
Time to end poverty.

We’re Breaking Up?
Something’s Wrong!

Look at that Flower
Nature song.

In Law Causing Blues
They got to go!

Some Day (Your Ship Will Come In.)
My most optimistic song

South Bound
Moving for the warm sun.

(guitar instrumental

Summer Romance
Love on vacation.

The Woman on the Screen
Falling for an actress on screen.

Breaking News, Broken News
Problems with the media.

11 Kisses
What it takes to fall in love

The Great Plains
Song for the Prairie

There’s No Reason to Cry
Returning home.

Wild Woods
Guitar instrumental with stops

Square One
Broken up again!

Clear Sky
Night with the Stars

White Moth
Spring is here.

Waiting on the Moon
The Generation Song.

Don’t love too fast!

D-Pop Sounds
Brand new sounds are here.

Snow Falls
Winter Love Song

Sweet Daisy Jane – the Riff Song
She becomes a famous guitarist.

Little cold for Snowflake

Nothing in This World
The Love song.

Raining Down
Hard times weather.

What’s the meaning

Beautiful Morning
Yes it is.

Fun tonight!

Breakup Song
For both men and women.

Boulevard of Love
That place where singles go

Stocking Cap
Xmas song about Brothers

Sitting on a Hill
Music that sets you free.

I Really Love You

I Saw You
Love at first site!

Land of Love
Where lovers love to go.

Skipping Down the Alley Way
Some times dreams come true!

Slow Down!
Classic rock and roll tune!

Secret Admirer

Just a Love Song
Too little time to be together.

Cinderella Johnson
Teased woman lament

Knots & Strings
The connected world we live in.

Tell the World
They are now a couple!

Clockwork People
Protest song against cruel people.

Autobiographical song.

Wear a Flower
Will she or won’t she?

Song to help lull to sleep.

Some Day Soon I’ll Be Gone
When you’ve had enough and it’s time to leave.

Two versions, guitar and guitar + voice.

Guitar Instrumental.

World Sing Along Song
First online world sing along song.

Two Fools
Country song about loving too much or too little.

Folk song for the wayward.

Catch Me (If You Can)
Jazz Piece – short!

The Little Slavic Dancer’s Waltz
Keyboard bagatelle.

Baker’s Moon
13th Moon of the Year – celebration!

The Happy Flea
Keyboard bagatelle.

Keyboard bagatelle.

Worker Ants, Worker Bees
Keyboard bagatelle:

Little Sparrow
Keyboard bagatelle.

Keyboard bagatelle

Keyboard bagatelle.

Another Lonely Night
Keyboard bagatelle.

Mother Goose
Keyboard bagatelle.

Pioneering Women
Guitar Instrumental (double tracked)

Won’t Work on Me!
She can’t take him away from her!

3 Problem protest song – each makes the other worse!

Lost in the Cold! Song as a short drama piece.

My Mistake
What happens when some break up!

Sci-fi story in song

River Long
Guitar Instrumental with a song at the end.

Call Someone
We all need help from others sometimes.

Pre Coffee Cranky (homage to Monk’s piano style)
Piano piece for pre coffee time. #1893

Short guitar instrumental – dark and passionate.

Hay Ride for Two
Simple short guitar instrumental – lots of guitar picking.

Rock and Roll Vapors (and Big Beat Fever)
Got a good beat and you can dance to it! –
This is an infection caused by a backbeat!

Wayfaring Stranger (traditional lyrics)
My original music to this traditional folk/Gospel song lyrics.

You Better Find Someone to Break Your Heart
Love can hurt too!

Color My World (fast version)
Classic from Chicago

Grand World
Unabashedly Optimistic Song.

Song for Lead Guitarists to Solo

Watching TV
Guitar Instrumental

Basket Girl
Wolves and Hunters here!

From Me To You
Classic Beatle song

Color My World (slow version)
Classic from Chicago

Backstage at the Fashion Show
Guitar instrumental

Before Going On Stage
The Warm Up Song

Bam! Bam! Bam!
Rhythm and Blues about getting there on time.

Cherry Tree

Blink of an Eye
Bittersweet song of lost loves.

Rock, Paper, Scissors
Hand Dancing. Can you do the moves?

Jingle Jangle Day
Surely one of my happiest songs with the least amount of lyrics.

Road Chorus
Should be played loud while on the road.

Someone Who Loved Me
Two friends or lovers?

Shoo Bop
Song for background singers everywhere.

Cello (a Love Story)
Man falls in love with a Cello player next door.

Goodbye to War
Title says it all.

Lullaby (a Mother Goose Rhyme)
Pure melody and voice – nothing else.

I Was There
Simple instrumental for all your memories.

All the Birds in the World
Synthesizer song – lots of joy in these notes.

Happy Birthday Song
Now you have two choices for birthdays.


TeXas Video Showdown.
This is the ongoing, worst video ever made… for a good reason –

Sayings of Editor Art! (more to add to the list)

June 24, 2020

Be daring – Wing it!

Whether its this wine or that wine, its still wine!

People who don’t wear a mask – I avoid like the plague!

The oasis of civilization.

That’s like a sax solo in the middle of the Moonlight Sonata (first movement.)

A song with a wide range in the melody is lighter than one with a limited range.

Let the windmills tilt themselves.

Stay lit!

Everyone gets a thorn in their paw.

Song title: I may be wrong but you’re still stupid!

Black hole of need.

I can’t listen to you in that dress.

Destructive interference is the gateway that connects space-time with the dimensionless point.

How can I be 70? I feel like 23 and sore.

Media – reaching out for drama and trauma.

So instead of a zoo of weird particles, we are looking at different waves that combine, transform, or decay – each with different particles.

Buksforus: the new drug you need to tell your doctor. Side effects, lean wallets and empty pockets. In clinical trials, only m&ms were found to be better.

High times and misdemeanors.

Remember when music was fun and not a corporate ploy?

The arts and media revolution will win through default because it is built on the talent of many not the promotion of a few.

Light is eternal. (Photons are outside space-time, distance, time, and are eternal – and all in a single dimensionless point.

At my age / you have to be twice as careful and half as stupid!

If the founding fathers came today and you asked them, What do you think about the internet? They’d respond. Where are the horses?

The daily cycle of UV light forced selection on chemicals, and led to life.

Singer: Was I on key?
Manager: Many times!!!

The best musicians, artists, writers, filmmakers now are people you’ve never heard of
Join the arts revolution and give them a chance to be heard.

Something new is needed.

Where are the great instrumentalists? Corporate music just sounds like karaoke.

Did our military spending help protect us from the corona virus? Maybe we should reconsider how best to protect the country.
We’ve spent billions and billions on the military to protect us. Yet they were helpless in this pandemic. Maybe protecting the country should include more than buying weapons!

Nature is never clever. It’s simple and elegant.

This liquor is so bad they call it Catch 22. You have to be drunk to drink it.

Big Businesses during the pandemic – some are stepping up and others are on their knees begging for bailouts.

My standard guitar cannot make thousands of different sounds like an electric guitar, so I have to get variety through new chords.

I hope all your photons are light.

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