Archive for the ‘zine’ Category

Top of Their Field and Favorites

April 8, 2018

Dear Reader,

Through my 25 years, and 200 issues of the arts and media zine Musea (1992-now), I’ve met many excellent musicians, painters, writers, photographers, filmmakers, etc.

Here are some that are personal favorites, but I also think that they are at the top of their field and they deserve world recognition for their achievements.

Gregory K. H. Bryant – art

David McGhee – photography

Sara Niemietz and Snuffy Walden – music

Michael Helsem – writing

Scott Jacob Loehr – music

Ace Backwards – blogging.

Sparrow – poetry.

David Darling – science website, writing.

TYT, The Young Turks – online news.

Tom Hendricks
(editor of Musea)

MAIN Website
tomhendricks.us

The Best!

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Reasons Musea is Against Ads

April 3, 2018

Reasons I’m against ads?

Start with these 4.

1. Ads directed toward children.

2. Ads that show the company as perfect, while the customer is portrayed as a fool.

3. Corporate gathering of personal data to better target ads.

4 Advertisers often change, or censor content in the programs they sponsor.

There is a better way to support artists and to get content out of the hands of corporations and back into the hands of the content makers .

Set up an online pay for play service where clicking on a webpage pays a penny or so to access the work of the artist, musician, writer, filmmaker, architect, dancer, photographer, journalist, scientist etc.

This simple step eliminates the entire layer of corporate middlemen, allows any artist of any kind to get compensation, and allows independent media to be free of ads and pressure from sponsors.

Tom Hendricks
(editor of the 25 year old zine Musea)

MAIN Website
http://tomhendricks.us/

The Flight of the Queen

March 16, 2018

The Flight of the Queen

The Queen had enough
and scowled at the King,
– who paid no mind –
took off her crown,
swept back her hair,
and with a grand sweep
defenestrated it!

Where it startled a cat
traipsing by
who scampered off
to later return
and sniff the cold metal
and paw the bright gems.

With a train in pursuit
and the guards all lined up
like a column of sconces,
she left the castle.

Under a cloudy sky
she came to a halt,
raised her hand to command,
“Bring me a carriage!”
Attending maids
scattered to obey.

The Queen now ensconced:
bumping along over brick roads,
bumping along over stones in the dust,
bumping along over the muddy trail,
out of the kingdom,
and into the forest.

Her anger settled
– a falling curtain –
enough to take hold
in a lesser place.
Reason raised up
to then take over

Where to now…?
Where goes the Queen … ?

The Box – 1990 Musea Prediction.

March 13, 2018

Musea’s article in 1990, suggested something like i-pads, and google glasses long before you could buy one.

The Box. #64. Back in February 1990, I suggested my vision of the future of computers. I saw them condensing all into one box that was all these things; a phone, jukebox, radio, TV, gallery, library, camera, typewriter, printer, journal, etc.

Then in the last line I suggested that all of this would someday be reduced to a screen on a pair of glasses! That vision came true with smart phones, i-pads; and, 23 years later, with Google Glass, 2013.

(This quote is from Musea #200 a history of the first 200 issues.)

Channeling!

Letter to Mary Anne Alhadeff

September 7, 2017

Letter to Mary Anne Alhadeff

To Mary Anne Alhadeff
President and CEO of North Texas Public Broadcasting.

Will not support KERA or KXT. Will ask my readers to not support them too.

For 25 years you have gone out of your way to block all the news and progressive ideas and innovative artists of every kind from Dallas, Texas, and across the country.

You have blocked news of the issues covered by the Dallas zine Musea, a publication in print and online about the arts and media since 1992.

You have blocked the thousands of Dallas musicians, painters, filmmakers, writers, we have supported.

You have blocked the media innovations we have advocated.

You have blocked the progressive ideas we have printed about in the arts and media in Dallas, and across the country.

You have blocked coverage of most serious arts and media issues.

This link is 200 pages of other reasons, in this history of Dallas art and media since 1992. http://www.musea.us/Musea200.htm

Tom Hendricks
Editor of Musea
tomhendricks.us


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