Posts Tagged ‘Music’

TeXas Video Showdown and KERA

October 24, 2017

Musea Readers know that I have my problems with both NPR and local stations KERA and KXT for their lack of support for artists.

So I was surprised, when googling my name to find this posted in April of 2015 on the KERA Art and Seek site.

I had sent them a story and link feeling that they would never do anything about it.

Take a look, and know that the TeXas Video Showdown, worst video ever made… on purpose, is still going strong with thousands of hits.

When you go to the link, note that there is a place to add comments. Please do if you would like to support the cause.

Now when I criticize their coverage I have to change, “never covered” to” that one time!”

http://artandseek.org/calendar/event/70571/texas-video-showdown

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Rock Band Challenge 2017

September 19, 2017

Challenge to all rock bands in 2017.

So, you’ve had 50 years to do rock better than those in the 50s and 60s. Let’s see what you’ve got.

First listen to this 2017 cover of the classic hit, 25 or 6 to 4, originally recorded by the rock band Chicago in 1969. Then show me something better. Rock bands you’ve had 50 years to improve, so show me something better.

This cover is by Leonid & Friends, a band from the Ukraine. I don’t know this band, but it is my contention that hardly any rock band today has recorded a better rock classic with a better arrangement than what Chicago did in 1969 and Leonid and Friends covered virtually note for note in 2017. By using their version the tune has a tech update so it can compete on the same tech quality as anything recorded this year.

My contention is that rock has not gotten better, and it’s time for a change, a revolution in music. See Musea.

This is NOT saying that musicians today are not talented. They are for sure. My Big List, the first list of the best music of the entire internet and the world, proves that with 200+ examples. But it also proves that the same rock band format has not improved in 50 years, and the best musicians are those that are trying new music, or at least recreating the spirit of the original musicians exactly.

So to rock bands in 2017 who disagree, accept my challenge, and show me your band recording. Show me an original that is a better song, arrangement, and performance.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_torOTK5qc

Tom Hendricks,

(editor of the 25 year old zine Musea)

MAIN Website
http://tomhendricks.us/
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Connects to all the following:

ZINE, MUSEA, Named one of the best ZINES by UTNE magazine. Featured on ROCKETBOOM)

MUSIC, HUNKASARUS, 9 full CD’s of free Postism Music)

BLOG for MUSEA, Art Contests, Weekly E-mail etc.)

BOOK PAGE Amazon (all 6 books + author info. )

YOUTUBE CHANNEL, features all my 73 videos)

“The BIG MUSIC LIST (200+ Song – First Worldwide Best Music, List)

Here are 200+ great tunes you have probably not heard, in all genres, from all over the world – all great songs, that stand out – not fit in.

200th Issue of MUSEA

WIS, Writings in Science, reviews of my sci-fi novel

CENSORED ART NEWS article of 27 media censored art issues.

My 1,800 Song

August 24, 2017

Composed my 1,800 song last month on July 25.

When I write a song, I write the music first, later the lyrics. This song is just music now. The working title is ‘Take A Breath”. This (c) song, #1800, is pictured below.

When telling people about my compositions, I usually say something like this. Without a hit song you don’t have much of a music career. With one you have one for life.
Just look at all the one hit wonders that YOU know about. Then I add, how many famous musicians do you know that have never had a hit song?

Then I would go on to say this. With all my songs (rock, pop, country, folk, rockabilly, bossa nova, classical, jazz, instrumentals, etc. etc. We can find one to fit your taste. For starters, I’ve got over 200 videos on youtube, 9 CDs streaming all over the net, just look.

Then I would usually add that there are very few good composers out there. 99% of musicians should no more write their own music, then build their own cars to get to their concert hall. I am one of the few that has a proven ‘record’ made over 50 years.

But NOW I say:
FORGET WHAT I SAID, NOTHING MATTERS, GOOD MUSIC IS WASTED, NO MATTER WHO YOU ARE YOU DON’T HAVE A CHANCE!!! (and that message deserves every cap.)

That is the current truth with 3 CEOs that control 80% of the music industry. When the world decides music deserves better and has had enough of the way that the music business is now – Radio is just ads, concert tickets are a rip off, the music media is just press releases, awards shows seem fake, online streaming sales never get to the musician, music never changes, always the same few promoted over and over, and there is never news of the alternative to all this – then a hit song will count.

Till that day comes, we can only BAND together to help all musicians. The choice for you is clear – either support 3 old men, or support everyone else.

Quote on Music Industry “Most people prefer NOT to listen to new songs.”

July 6, 2017

So how bad has the corporate music industry gotten with it’s 3 CEO’s controlling 80% and 1% of musicians making 70% of the money?Digital Music News report on the first half of 2017 says

Most people prefer NOT to listen to new songs.

https://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2017/07/05/buzzangle-music-sales-2017/

See tomhendricks.us for more

Music Links

May 4, 2017

More MUSIC Links.
(See comments below for updates)

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

Box Office concerts
https://musea.wordpress.com/2017/04/21/box-office-concerts-2/

CD Baby Music Page
http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/HunkasaurusandHisPetDogGuitar

TeXas Video Showdown – Worst video ever made … on purpose. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZvMa2f33Wc

3 CEO’s Control 80% of the Music Industry and Have Destroyed It.
https://musea.wordpress.com/2016/03/10/the-music-problem-3-company-presidents-determine-all-music/

TEN YEAR MUSIC PROJECT – DONE!!!
https://musea.wordpress.com/2014/07/18/2004-2014-10-cd-project-done-357-71614/

Five World’s Firsts in Music.
https://musea.wordpress.com/2013/02/18/five-music-worlds-firsts/

Ten Tips for Musicians.
https://musea.wordpress.com/2012/06/15/ten-tips-for-musicians/

Hunkasaurus Song Book.
https://musea.wordpress.com/2017/05/02/hunkasaurus-songbook/

Your Love is True (’67 Single Recorded by American Blues)
https://musea.wordpress.com/2016/11/26/your-love-is-true-67-single/

History of Rock and Roll Part One and Two
https://musea.wordpress.com/2013/04/16/o-is-for-oldies-history-of-rock-and-roll-my-musical-alphabet/

Music Posts from the Blog – Over 100 pages.
https://musea.wordpress.com/category/music/


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