Posts Tagged ‘art and media revolution’

Where the Art Went (When it left the NYC Galleries)

January 18, 2018

Where The Art Is … When it left trendy NYC and London galleries, where did it go?

book illustrations
comic book artists
cartoon art
online art
fashion illustrations
digital art
graffiti and street art
X rated art
Manga
Poster/Flyer art
Architectural illustrations.

Work Smarter, Not Harder

January 9, 2018

Work smarter, not work harder, says the motto.

My response, yes. Too often people advise others that hard work is enough. But that does not always work.

Here is an example: you go to a bank and ask for free money. They say no. Not working hard enough! You have to try one hundred, or one thousands banks!

This is a problem I see in all the arts. Musicians, writers, filmmakers, artists, etc., all not seeing that how much you work won’t change a system that has become unfair to so many.

Corporations, through media consolidation, have the upper hand in all these industries, and they push profit over quality. Work hard, and work smart. Rebel against the system or you are just asking banks for free money.

Many seem to settle for all the arts to be ruined because of business demands for profit. And they allow their favorite musicians, writers, artists, filmmakers to be marginalized out of fair reviews and careers. For some reason, too many now think that if THEY can search out and find an elusive great talent, that is enough. It is not.

Virtually every talented musician, painter, writer, filmmaker, etc that you have to search for, is making minimum wage. Great talent should be the most celebrated, not the most marginalized.

The history of art has never been like this before. The best art has always been the most talked about, written about, and reviewed. The entire art world is upside down. That is why the art revolution to change it.

Tom Hendricks, tomhendricks.us

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

Musea Zine Celebrates #200 Issues, With an Underground History of Dallas (Last 24 Years)

January 14, 2017

The 24 year old Dallas arts and media zine, MUSEA, has just released it’s special 200th issue (Not the usual 8 pages but 100 pages this time).

Here is a celebration of 200 indie artists featured in Musea, And an underground history of Dallas arts over the last 25 years.

Reader, YOU WILL FIND THE ANSWERS TO ALL THESE QUESTIONS AND MORE:

Why did shock jock Russ Martin tie me to a chair with duct tape? Why did Frank Zappa call KNON while I was working there?
Which Musea cover was printed upside down?
Why was my $1,000,000 Collage at 500 X titled Janet Kutner Writes Daffy Reviews. Where was the best deep dish in Deep Ellum?
Why was the Inwood Theater gassed that night?
Why couldn’t the TV repairman hook Stanley Marcus up to cable? Did Musea find a photo of Cy Twombly developing his style on a blackboard? What was in that Musea Stand Gift Box every Christmas at the Inwood? What photo from Charlton Heston’s wife, did Musea run on one of our Covers? Is one of my zine friends perhaps the Best Painter around?
Why did Dallas Luxury Magazine run a full page picture of me? What were Inwood Box Office Concerts?
What did Drive in Movie Critic, Joe Bob Briggs say about Musea? What happened when H. L. Hunt wanted to buy a photograph of himself for $10? Why was I forced out of the Inwood Theater after working there for 24 years? What did Maximum Rock n Roll say about the AACA logo?
Where did the Esquire Theater’s Neon Painter’s Palette end up? Which unassuming Dallas writer/artist wrote the next Pascal’s, Pensees? How did Musea get in the center of a Dallas Morning News, Dallas Observer feud. Who praised Mary Parker for sculptural reliefs from plumbing parts? Which 12 By 12 musician recently had a single of his, sell on Ebay for $887.77? What was Joe Christ like in person?
What musicians recorded a song of mine, then went on to national fame as a trio. What does Musea know about Slack?
When does the Midnight Movie start?
Why did my fellow workers ask David Byrne for his autograph for me? Which music engineer did I work with that had a Gold Record on her office wall? What happened when a stage hand moved Ray Charles mike?
Was Morgan Fairchild beautiful and friendly in person?
Who seemed to need more approval, Joseph Heller, or Nora Ephron? What guitar accessory does Elvis, Jimi Hendrix, and Hunkasaurus have in common? What did Mickey Rooney say to me as he passed by at NorthPark?
Who are the five, Frida and Diego type couples, where both partners are fine artists? Did Musea find a photograph of Cinderella?
Why did I go to Freddie King’s house?
Who stole my zines at the first Art Revolution Festival – I really want to know! Who was Sweater Vest, The Crazy Nurse, or the Popcorn Lady?
Why won’t Willie Nelson’s lawyers let him hear my song, The Ballad of Willie Nelson? Why did the lawyers from Warner Brothers write me?
Why did I get a check from Greg Abbot for $13.88?
When was the last moment of modern art?
Which local guitar hero was sitting in my seat at the Paul McCartney concert? And finally; how did this 8 page Musea 200th issue turn into Tom’s Tome?

100 copy limited edition.

Ben Bagdikian has died.

March 12, 2016

Ben Bagdikian has died.

That name may not mean much to you, but it does to me. And I think his legacy will mean more and more as time goes by.

He was a journalist who wrote the book The Media Monopoly in 1983. That book, even in the 80’s talked about a fast shrinking landscape of who owned the media and the dangers of so few owning so much.

Since then, his concern for an ever shrinking number of major independent news outlets, has gotten worse not better – much much worse.

I add that the arts, music, publishing, film, TV, are a part of this too. Most all are owned by fewer and fewer of these same media conglomerates. (See my blog post on the 3 guys who run all music).

His book, more than any single source, prompted me to start Musea in the early 1990’s and advocate for an art and media revolution. I knew something was wrong with the arts and media. He had known what it was and had written about it years before.

For a fine piece remembering his life see FAIR, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting

http://us10.campaign-archive1.com/?u=8c573daa3ad72f4a095505b58&id=04c65ecd50&e=88aa81eed5

for more info please see his wiki entry
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Bagdikian

He has passed, but his message has only grown stronger.
I salute his life and his legacy.

Musea editor – Tom Hendricks.


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