Archive for the ‘zine’ Category

3 Golden Ages in the Arts

February 1, 2020

3 Golden Ages in the Arts

From 1990 to 2020 there was a golden age of technology but no golden age of content in the arts. The mainstream mega corporations invented new tech, but couldn’t find content to fill them!

Through the last 30 years there has been a consolidation of companies connected to the arts and media into fewer and fewer hands. This consolidation has ruined almost all the arts from music, writing, and art, to film, theater, and dance.

But there are these 3 exceptions. They all have something in common. They all developed outside the control of the giant media art conglomerates. That means that in every case thousands competed, not 5 or so mega corporations like in the mainstream generic arts.

These three still remain unappreciated and underreported by the mainstream media.

Here are 3 that stand out for me.

1. Zines. The late 80s and 90s were the last golden age of literature before the net.
2. Online bloggers, and original youtube channels, are the new radio and TV. 3. The Korean wave of both K-Pop and K-Dramas developed innovative music and TV / films.

Tom Hendricks
Musea since 1992.

Problem/Solution Musea #206

January 10, 2020

Musea’s Problem/Solution issue, #206 has reasonable solutions for these problems:

How to get fair payment for all creative content online.
Power in an Emergency
Cost of College
Workers’ Rights
How to end poverty without spending a penny
The Arts and Media controlled and ruined by too few media/art conglomerates. How life began
How to revitalize downtown Dallas (or any major city).
How to call a halt to perpetual war.
Housing shortages
Education reforms,
How to make car designs exciting.
For newscasters, how to interview hostile subjects and get real answers. Thinking creatively
Mass marketing of Paintings and Drawings like books, films, and records. Fair reviews for all creative work – musicians, painters, writers, filmmakers, dancers,…
Recognizing the new paradigm Corporations vs. People to control the government. How many brain systems do we have?

These are all summaries, so just ask if you want more info.

Nobel Prize for Literature – Zines!

October 14, 2019

The Nobel prize for literature committee should recognize and reward the thousands and thousands of zines and zinesters of the late eighties and nineties.
They produced the last golden age of literature before the internet.

More Sayings of Editor Art

September 5, 2019

Good and simple becomes iconic.

K Pop is the first music of the online world, and this century.

A franchise is not a film, it’s a marketing scheme.

Asteroid definition – Rock Star!

We know that chemistry is the same no matter where you go in the universe – so it’s logical that biology is the same no matter where you go in the universe.

A trapezoid is not a dinosaur

Some people are a black hole of need.

The town where reality stays in the car.

Crickets, tumbleweeds and yawns.

He’s so dumb that if he had a bandage on his finger, he couldn’t count!

If Meryl Streep looked in a mirror and asked, “Who’s the fairest actress of them all?”
the mirror might some day say “Shin Hye-Sun.”

Their chemistry was good, but their biology was even better!

Musea # 205 Now Available

July 5, 2019

Dear Readers,

Musea #205 the Bedtime Story Issue, is now out.
Enjoy!


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