Posts Tagged ‘Hunkasaurus’

Tin Box Set of 150 Hunkasaurus songs – Price Break over

March 27, 2015

The introductory month price of $30 for my 150 song, 9 CD, Tin Boxed Set, is over.
The Price now is $50 (includes postage and handling).
I chose that price because 150 songs at $50 = 33 and a third penny each – which seems to fit a music project!
Thanks to all who bought during the introductory period.
– Tom (Hunkasaurus and His Pet Dog Guitar. Hunkasaurus.com)

Why are so Many People Saying Bad Music is Good?

March 24, 2015

WHY ARE SO MANY PEOPLE SAYING BAD MUSIC IS GOOD?

Music has really reached some new lows. Why are so many people saying it’s great when it isn’t? Why are so many people listening to generic formulaic music and claiming it’s innovative and new? Why doesn’t a single person in the music press stand up for good music, and against the bad that everyone else is praising so much?
Has corporate music jumped the shark?

Consider some of these points:
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This from SNL nasty critic character, Jebidiah Atkinson in talking about contemporary music and all the Grammy winners,
” (It’s a)… Spotify playlist of a 12 year old girl.”
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This is being passed around as Things that Will Disappear in our Lifetime e-mail.

MUSIC : … The music industry is dying a slow death not just because of illegal downloading. It’s the lack of innovative new music being given a chance to get to the people who would like to hear it. Greed and corruption is the problem. The record labels and the radio conglomerates are simply self-destructing. Over 40% of the music purchased today is “catalogue items,” meaning traditional music that the public is familiar with — older, established artists. This is also true on the live concert circuit. To explore this fascinating and disturbing topic further, check out the book, “Appetite For Self-Destruction” by Steve Knopper and video commentary, “Before the Music Dies.”
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This from Billboard, Feb 14, 2015 :

This is from an interview of Lucian Grange, Chairman/CEO/Universal Music Group. the #1 person on the, 100 most powerful people in the music business, yearly list.

He is quoted as saying,
‘The industry broke five new artists in 2014, and we broke four of them.” Iggy Azalea, 5 Seconds of Summer, Ariana Grande, and Sam Smith. ”
UMG owns three of 2014’s top five labels.

Why would the biggest music exec in the world be proud that 1. he only released 4 new artists in a year, and 2. that the industry only released 5 in a year.
That is a massive failure. Where is the rest of the world? I’ve found 200 greats that should break out – see the BIG LIST http://wp.me/p5S9X-36
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MUSIC is 80% 3 Companies: Warners/Universal/Sony (WUS)
For real vitality we need not 3 but thousands of competing record companies. Every time there has been a great variety of record companies, the music has improved, often to a point where there is a golden age of music.
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The FORMULA: electric guitars, bass, drums.

Some of us, including me, think that the music business is stuck in the same electric guitar, bass, and drums formula done better 60 years ago. Some of us think the real creativity is to break free of bands and go a different way from the 60 year old path that everyone else is on.
How can a musician fit a 60 year old formula and call it new?

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Music Down to Coke or Pepsi, Swift or Beyonce.

Here’s the dilemma for the music media – either talk about thousands of musicians and their great music, or just cover Beyonce and Swift over and over and find out what they wear, and where they go.
Music now is down to Coke or Pepsi, Swift or Beyonce.
https://musea.wordpress.com/2014/11/02/c/
Where is the media? Rolling Stone, Spin, NPR, anyone – anywhere???
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WHERE ARE THE HITS?

Compare the massive amount of hitmakers from 1955-1975 to the last 20 years.
https://musea.wordpress.com/2014/05/27/hit-song-challenge/

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POSTISM, WHERE A LITTLE REBELLION BRINGS VITALITY BACK TO MUSIC.

There is a music revolution going on called Postism music out of Dallas. Some of these musicians are changing music history with some possible world’s firsts; while the dance pop stars that are over hyped seem to be most interested in more publicity.

POSTISM is 3 things, a revolution against what rock/rap/country/pop have become, its back to early rock and roll’s simple honesty, directness, and passion with an emphasis on melody and great SONGS, and it’s a music that includes all types of music from every place in the world.
(and It’s part of the overall art and media revolution).

https://musea.wordpress.com/2011/08/29/post-bands-music-revolution-quick-summary/

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BIGGEST RADIO CONGLOMERATE ASKS FCC IF THEY CAN DO PAYOLA QUIETLY
(no wonder radio is so bad)

http://fair.org/blog/2015/03/17/clear-channel-tells-fcc-covert-commercials-would-be-user-friendly-and-satisfying/

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Six Corporate Country Hits Sound like the Same Song – Proof here.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/09/pop-country-song-mashup_n_6444456.html

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SAYINGS AND POEMS ON ALL OF THIS.

https://musea.wordpress.com/2013/08/24/rock-n-roll-poems/

Penny by Penny – Thanks to all who were a part of this

March 17, 2015

Penny by Penny I’m making sales on my 150 song 10 year, 9 CD Music Project.
Sample them all for free at most major sites, or at these two personal ones:

http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/HunkasaurusandHisPetDogGuitar/ or
http://www.Hunkasaurus.com
DESCRIPTION AMOUNT
Mar 16, 2015 Beats Music Sale $0.01
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Mar 15, 2015 Track Download (Mr. Tambourine Man) $0.90
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Mar 06, 2015 Omnifone Sale $0.73
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Mar 05, 2015 Omnifone Sale $0.02
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Mar 04, 2015 Google Music Store Sale $0.64
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Mar 02, 2015 Spotify Sale $0.01
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Mar 01, 2015 Spotify Sale $0.02
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Mar 01, 2015 Album Download (30) $0.00
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Feb 28, 2015 Spotify Sale $0.02
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Feb 28, 2015 Spotify Sale $0.01
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Feb 27, 2015 Spotify Sale $0.04
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Feb 27, 2015 Spotify Sale $0.00
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Feb 27, 2015 Spotify Sale $0.03
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Feb 26, 2015 Spotify Sale $0.00
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Feb 23, 2015 Amazon MP3 Sale $1.27
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Feb 23, 2015 Xbox Music Sale $0.03
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Feb 22, 2015 Google Cloud – US Sale $0.00
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Feb 21, 2015 iTunes Match – Europe Sale $0.00
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Feb 19, 2015 Apple iTunes Sale $0.64
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Feb 14, 2015 Muve Music Sale $0.01
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Feb 04, 2015 Google Music Store Sale $0.64
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Feb 04, 2015 Xbox Music Sale $0.00
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Jan 30, 2015 iTunes-Europe Sale $1.51
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Jan 22, 2015 Spotify Sale $0.02
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Jan 21, 2015 Spotify Sale $0.00
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Jan 21, 2015 Spotify Sale $0.01
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Jan 21, 2015 Spotify Sale $0.00
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Jan 19, 2015 Spotify Sale $0.00
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Jan 18, 2015 Spotify Sale $0.04
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Jan 15, 2015 Amazon MP3 UK Sale $0.66
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Dec 31, 2014 Album Download (30) $0.00
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Dec 14, 2014 Track Download (2x I Crossed …) $0.90
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Dec 14, 2014 Track Download (Coffee) $0.90
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Dec 14, 2014 Track Download (Amazing Grace) $0.90
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Dec 14, 2014 Track Download (The Spanish Melody, Part 1) $0.90
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Dec 14, 2014 Track Download (Spanish Melody, Pt. 2) $0.90
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Two of my songs made the top Ten of Neil Young’s Protest Song Chart

http://www.neilyoung.com/lwwtoday/lwwsongspage.html

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Peace Sign – Hunkasaurus and His Pet Dog Guitar
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AOL Can Go and Tank Tomorrow – Tom Hendricks

Looking for book, record, and video reviewers

March 14, 2015

Recently I released both a big set of 9 CD’s , 2 short novels, and 60 youtube videos, and I could use some reviews.
Would you be interested? Looking for Reviewers out there.  I can supply CD’s or send you novel files, or pay to download the music or novels.
Let me know.

Hunkasaurus and His Pet Dog Guitar,  9 CD set. Review any one of the 150 songs
Library Planet,  a sci fi novel
Cendrillon, the true story of Cinderella.
Youtube videos. Review any one of the 60+ videos.

 

Please Don’t Call Me a Singer Songwriter

March 9, 2015

Please don’t call me a SINGER SONGWRITER!

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Just another singer /songwriter right? Wrong! I’ve just released a 150 song set of music that I’ve been working on for the last 10 years. It’s important for me that I am not stuck in a specific formula or category such as singer songwriter.

I don’t like that label. And I don’t think it is right to tag it on to me and my Silvertone guitar, Hunkasaurus and His Pet Dog Guitar. The most basic of reasons is – it just is not true.

Let’s look at both words.
Singer: Yes I sing on many of the songs, but many are instrumentals, and some are a mix of instrumental with background vocals.
So to be more accurate, I’m not a singer, I’m a singer, background singer, instrumentalist.

Songwriter: Yes I wrote almost half of the 150 songs, but not the other half. And on many I have made specific arrangements that mix their song with my arrangement.
So to be more accurate, I’m not a songwriter, I’m a songwriter, not a songwriter, arranger.

Now let’s put it all together.
Instead of a singer, songwriter, it is more accurate to say:
I’m a singer, background singer, instrumentalist,
that is a songwriter, not a songwriter, and an arranger,

Which sounds pretty silly. That’s closer to reality. And perhaps the real silliness or real lesson here is that it is wrong to try to fit some musicians into a singer songwriter category.!

Sample the music for free (and write a review!!!) at
http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/HunkasaurusandHisPetDogGuitar / or
http://www.Hunkasaurus.com

Tom Hendricks


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