Posts Tagged ‘John Lennon’

The Beatles (my short short instrumental with the Beatle Sound)

November 27, 2012

This song ‘plays’ homage to The Beatles. I tried to get their sound in the music.

It’s played on Pet Dog Guitar, in the: “this silvertone is as good as a band” style

Beatles

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History of Rock in Roll (part one and two)

October 12, 2012

History of Rock and Roll

VOLUME ONE

Springing from boogie-woogie and rhythm and blues
with a dose of gospel church, country, and folk,
begins our story of Teenage Rock and Roll.

Elvis singing black shook the button up-ed herd.
And Bill Haley toured Europe playing Freeds new word.
And out of the cities came three pioneers:
Fats Domino, Chuck Berry, and Little Richard – queer.

Jerry Lee Lewis married young and dropped away.
Ray Charles blindly sang out ‘What did I say?’
And Orbison wore shades for those Dion in flames:
Eddie Cochran in a car, Buddy Holly in a plane.

And duwop groups harmonizing on the corner
Leaning ‘gainst a wall of sound by quirky Phil Spector,
Singing Goffen/King or Leiber/Stoller.

And teen girl trios chasing teen boy idols:
Bobby Darin, Phil and Don, and Ricky from the cathode,
Twisting to the American ‘Philly” Bandstand Show.

(fade out)

(fade in)
VOLUME TWO

Berry Gordy in Detroit got the ‘Mo’ jo working:
Supreme Marvin Gaye, Smokey Temptations.
And down in the south Stax of hits:
Otis and Aretha both looking for ‘ R-E-S-P-E-C-T’.
James Brown the King and Wilson Pickett.

Beach Boys on the west, 4 Seasons on the east,
Dylan plays folk as across the sea
The Beatles, mop tops, lead the second wave.

Soon the Rolling Stones and Animals cross the sea:
Hollies, The Who, Van Morrison, and The Kinks,
(Dave Clark 5, Herman’s Hermits for the Teens)
And the Yardbirds with their guitar wizard three.

Back in the states, Bob plugs in and they boo!
Joni, The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield and the ‘Spoon’,
S and G graduating with a rhymin’ tune.

And California’s a banana that everybody’s smoking
Lit by the fire of the L.A. Doors.
And psychedelic Grateful Dead dropping acid
Posters under black lights or flickering strobes.

And a Papa’s got the Cream of the crop at Monterrey
Where Janis Joplin sings about a ball and a chain.
Woodstock, Haight, and “The Summer of Love”.
Sly Creedence to Young Rascal, San-tan-a,
And Jimi opens up for the Monkees playing live –
Too much to take, eight miles high.

Green, Deep Purple, Moody Blue and Pink Floyd,
The beat’s out of sync, Yoko and the boys.
The apple turns rotten, not Eve but vinegar.
The Beatles break up , Rock and Roll ends here.

 

Lyrics are Important – Part two:

July 27, 2012

Lyrics count. They add a lot to a song. Here are 3 of my originals in part two of our posts on lyrics.

The first song is a surreal puzzle, the second is an autobiographical song about a simple life, the third is a peace song. For the music go to hunkasaurus.com or click here

Hunkasaurus Song LIst

2 TIMES I CROSSED THE MUDDY RIVER

(koan? blues)
2 times I cross the muddy river
1 time I waded (waited?) home (repeat)
2 times I climb the high high hill
1 time I came back down. (repeat 1st line)

chorus:
What’s the meaning of these chords?
Is it just a koan or the theater
The theater of the absurd.

2 times I cross the wide wide ocean
1 time I sail back home.
2 times I climb the highest mountain
1 time I climb back down.

2 times I cross the wide wide universe
1 time I came back around.
2 times I climbed out of the universe
l time I climbed back down.

I’m Alive

(folk song)
I walk, love to walk
Around twilight, round the block
But I’m alive, I’m alive with hope.

I live in a room,
‘Bout the size of the hut
On Walden Pond,
But I’m alive, I’m alive, I’m alive with hope.

Say what you will but
I’m all right, I’m all right, I’m all right with hope.

Simple life, work hard
End of the day, I’m tired.
But I’m alive, alive with hope.

Peace Sign

(protest song)
There’s a cloud of memories
Blowing by the wind here to you and me

All these songs come back again
About the passion and the fire we had
For doing the right thing.

We’d gather hands in a circle and run round & round &…
Until we’d loose our balance or breath and fall down….

Talking about peace and accepting all men…
Talking about the right of all of us to b happy again.

Coming in loud, and coming in clear.
Cat Stevens is singing that the Peace Train’s arriving
here (All aboard!)

Beatle John says “Give Peace A Chance”,
Instant Karma’s gonna knock you off your feet
in a cosmic dance.

And the rhetoric and soul and message goes on and on…
1 part truth, 1 part wish, 1 part gall all in song….

Now it’s time to give peace and ear
And bring back the best of what we had to say back
there (like the Youngbloods who kept on singing):

‘C’mon people now, smile on your brother
Ever’ybody get together, try to love on another
Right nowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!’

 

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Musea Art Contest 6/11/12

June 11, 2012

The answer to, and winner (if any) for, our last contest question of:
In every album I make, I try to have at least one “BIG” song. That’s a song that builds from a quiet and simple start to a very dramatic ending. ‘Peace Sign’ is my 6-TH’s album’s big song. It ends with the longest held note on any of my recordings. When I was done, I had to repeat it 2 more times for the background vocals!!! The song is about peace songs that I loved in the late 60’s. 4 are mentioned or quoted from or referred to in some way. Can you spot them? To win you have to list all four and name the recording artist that did them.
But first you have to hear the song. Go hear and listen closely
http://www.hunkasaurus.com/6-TH.html
IS
“The Peace Train” by Cat Stevens
“Instant Karma” and “Give Peace a Chance” by John Lennon
“Get Together” made famous by the Youngbloods, written by Chet Powers.
I had no correct eligible answers. Seems there were no signs of peace this week.
I don’t dumb down/so please wise up.

Now on to a new Q.: Win a copy of my NEW cd CALLED ‘30′! – (first anti-band CD) or my NEWER cd CALLED ‘NEXT”(‘06) or my NEWEST cd CALLED ‘THIRDS” (May ‘07) or my MORE NEWEST cd Called “FOUR-TH” (‘08) or my MOST NEWEST cd CALLED ‘5-TH (Nov.’09) or my MORE NEWEST NEWEST cd CALLED ‘6-TH’(Feb ’12)( one of the 6 CD set). Hunkasaurus.com (has them all plus videos and more) if you are the first to E-MAIL ME AT THIS ADDRESS: tom-hendricks @ att.net(remove blanks of course) with the correct answer to this art question.
DEDICATION: These contests are dedicated to my sister, Peggy, who answered more of the questions correctly than anyone else.

FINE PRINT: The CD prize is only available to those with mailing addresses in the US. Foreign winners will have to settle for the miniscule fame alone, and the satisfaction of a job well done. But don’t forget you can listen to all the music on the website, whether you won or lost – and I’d be glad if you did!

THIS WEEK’S QUESTION;
Picasso was our most prolific painter and aritst by far. But who was our second most
prolific painter? Clue, we are still in France.
Good luck!

Readers, IF you like these puzzles and would like to resend them to friends, post them on any newsgroup, or any website, please do so. The more the merrier! For tons of past quizzes go to, the musea website at musea.us or the Musea blog at musea.wordpress.com And don’t forget the music/videos at hunkasaurus.com http://www.Myspace.com/Musead(New Friends welcome) http://www.youtube.com/TomHendricksMusea (all my videos)

Tom Hendricks (editor of the 17 year old zine Musea) http://www.Musea.us ZINE, Named one of the best ZINES by UTNE magazine. Featured on ROCKETBOOM) http://www.Hunkasaurus.com MUSIC, 5 full CD’s of free Post-Bands Music) http://www.Musea.wordpress.com BLOG for Musea, Art Contests, Weekly E-mail Messages)

Musea’s Art Contest for week of 12/14/11

December 14, 2011

The answer to, and winner (if any) for, our last contest question of:
There is always room for a Beatle question and this one is a fun one. My range singing is almost exactly 2 octaves. I think John Lennon of the Beatles could BEAT that. My claim for the highest John note on a Beatle record is probably the falsetto at the end of In My Life (any one know for sure?) But this week’s contest question for the prize is about the low end of his range: what Beatle recording has John’s lowest note?
IS: The low “G” he sang on “I’m a Loser”. It’s at the end of the verses.
There was no eligible winner. Seems y’all’s Beatle knowledge hit all time lows too. I don’t dumb down, so please wise up!

Now on to a new Q.: Win a copy of my NEW cd CALLED ‘30′! – (first anti-band CD) or my NEWER cd CALLED ‘NEXT”(‘06) or my NEWEST cd CALLED ‘THIRDS” (May ‘07) or my MORE NEWEST cd Called “FOUR-TH” ‘08 or my Just RELEASED MOST NEWEST cd CALLED ‘5-TH’(Nov.’09)( one of the 5 CD set). Hunkasaurus.com (has them all plus videos and more) if you are the first to E-MAIL ME AT THIS ADDRESS: tom-hendricks @ att.net(remove blanks of course) with the correct answer to this art question.

FINE PRINT: The CD prize is only available to those with mailing addresses in the US. Foreign winners will have to settle for the miniscule fame alone, and the satisfaction of a job well done. But don’t forget you can listen to all the music on the website, whether you won or lost – and I’d be glad if you did!

When you think of the American cities with the best architecture, these four come to mind. There’s Chicago that started skyscrapers, New York, Gotham of course, Los Angeles on the coast, and…. Well according to one architecture study, the fourth most notable architecture city in the US is this small 50,000 pop. town! Say what? Name this small American town with the great architecture.

Readers, IF you like these puzzles and would like to resend them to friends, post them on any newsgroup, or any website, please do so. The more the merrier! For tons of past quizzes go to, the musea website at musea.us or the Musea blog at musea.wordpress.com And don’t forget the music/videos at hunkasaurus.com http://www.Myspace.com/Musead(New Friends welcome) http://www.youtube.com/TomHendricksMusea (all my videos)

Tom Hendricks (editor of the 17 year old zine Musea) http://www.Musea.us ZINE, Named one of the best ZINES by UTNE magazine. Featured on ROCKETBOOM) http://www.Hunkasaurus.com MUSIC, 5 full CD’s of free Post-Bands Music) http://www.Musea.wordpress.com BLOG for Musea, Art Contests, Weekly E-mail Messages)
Tom Hendricks
(editor of the 19 year old zine Musea)


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