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The LOST TAPES series: Sub Atomic Particles

The LOST TAPES series. (Music from the 80's and 90's re-found.)

This time we go as far underground as you can go - SUB ATOMIC PARTICLES.

This is a minute long, keyboard bagatelle. Look with me into the most wee of things.

Was that an electron whizzing by?…



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Added by Tom Hendricks on September 10, 2011 at 2:57pm — No Comments

Weekly Quiz for Art Smarts

The answer to, and winner (if any) for,

our last contest question of:



Where are thousands and thousands of statues buried?



IS

Xian China. Near the mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor. Farmers

were drilling a well and they discovered an underground, terracotta army of full sized: soldiers, weapons, horses, carriages - the works.

About 8,000 statues total in 3 main pits.



We may have one winner here - status pending. For the rest of you

your… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on September 21, 2009 at 10:01am — No Comments

Party? It's online and coming soon

Zinester,

Hey Hey Hey

It's my birthday



Well how about a party?

Not today but I've got something in the works - An ONLINE party with

the whole world invited. Here's the news - more details as they develop.



_____________________________________________________________________



Coming SOON!!!!!



The Worldwide ONLINE CD Release Party for "5th" the fifth CD by Hunkasaurus and His Pet Dog Guitar. Hendricks is the zinester for the 17 year… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on September 15, 2009 at 9:09am — No Comments

Two Important Bio Papers on the idea of "Zinc World"

Musea E-mail Club #483 Zinc World



Readers,



This week's e-mail club message is a special one for me. I

heard from Dr. Mulkidjanian, concerning two new science papers he has

recently published. They talk about his ideas for a ZINC WORLD, and

how zinc may have played an important role in the start of life.

And not only does it support some of the ideas I had,

but he even mentioned me in the acknowledgments​.​

So it is a real honor to pass on the… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on August 26, 2009 at 11:15am — No Comments

Musea Art Contest 8/18/09 Zinesters Look if you Dare to be Quizzed!

The answer to, and winner (if any) for,

our last contest question of:



When I write my piano pieces – I call them bagatelles -

I most often write them in the ABA form. That means that I start

with a melody passage or theme. Then I switch to

a second melody passage or variation of that theme. And finally I repeat the first passage to end it. That’s the ABA form.

(Personal note: In my case I like to do a major key part, then minor key, then back to the major key… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on August 18, 2009 at 9:42am — No Comments

Musea Art Contest 8/10/09 Zinesters Look if you Dare to be Quizzed!

The answer to, and winner (if any) for,

our last contest question of:



Tired of trendy DJ's hamming it up every morning? How about endless retro rock stations? Or maybe you've had just about enough talk radio and you wish they would switch to sign language! Well according to a book on the Planets by Dava Sobel, there is one sure spot in the solar system where you can avoid earth radio waves. Name that hideout!



IS

The Far Side of the Moon. Remember when the… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on August 10, 2009 at 10:13am — No Comments

Musea Art Contest 8/4/09 Zinesters Invited

The answer to, and winner (if any) for,

our last contest question of:



Painting question. What is a camel hair brush made out of? And no its not that simple. Here's a clue, most are made out of what lives in my Dallas neighborhood.



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Squirrel's tails! (and sometimes horses, goats, sheep, bear hair, or some combination.) Meng T'ien invented the camel's hair brush in China in 250 BC.



We had no winner. Strangely enough y'all were not SQUIRRELLY enough on… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on August 4, 2009 at 2:22pm — No Comments

Musea Weekly Art Contest 7/21/09 Everyone can play

The answer to, and winner (if any) for,

our last contest question of:



It is the summer of 1943 in LA. All Hispanic Males (or any young men) wearing this, are being beaten up by servicemen. What are the guys wearing that is targeting them for this abuse?





IS

Anyone wearing a Zoot Suit was beat up. Check out the Zoot Suit Riots!

PS They still make them.



We had no winner, Seems y'all were Jittered and Bugged at the same time on this 40's… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on July 27, 2009 at 9:20pm — No Comments

Musea Art Contest 7/21/09 Test your art smarts.

The answer to, and winner (if any) for,

our last contest question of:



These 15 major complexes remained the largest buildings in North America until the 19th century. Name this complex of buildings.



IS

The complex of the Pueblo Peoples in the Chaco Culture National Historical Park in the Four Corners region of the US. These complexes were the center of culture for the Pueblos between AD 900 and 1150. Many of the buildings are believed to be observatories marking… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on July 21, 2009 at 10:05am — No Comments

Musea Art Contest 7/8/09 Test your art smarts.

The answer to, and winner (if any) for,

our last contest question of:



This clothes designer invented spray on clothes from a can! Name him.



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Manel Torres created Fabrican, fabric in a can - an instant, sprayable, non-woven fabric. It has many novel uses outside of clothes. Check it out.

Science fiction writer Stanislaw Lem wrote about spray-on clothing in his 1961 novel "Return from the Stars".



We had no winner, Seems y'all were spraying clothes… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on July 15, 2009 at 10:09am — No Comments

Preston Hollow People Interview (Musea E-mail Club #478)

Readers,



Here's a link to a short Question and Answer interview of me by the Dallas weekly Newspaper, Preston Hollow People. They sent me a list of questions about two weeks ago, and took my photo last Tuesday.… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on July 6, 2009 at 9:23am — No Comments

Musea E-mail Club #476 Suing Your Best Cusomers (music biz)

Readers,

I want you to compare these two news articles:



http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Jury-rules-against-Minn-woman-apf-510228957.html?x=0&sec=topStories&pos=main&asset=&ccode=



The first "Jury Rules Against Minn. Woman in Download Case" tells about how one woman was fined $1.92 million for file sharing. She 'willfully violated the copyrights on 24 songs' and is fined $80,000 per song! This award is an outrage. Can you imagine anyone doing less harm,… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on June 23, 2009 at 10:45am — 2 Comments

Test your art smarts for this week's quiz

(Read directions to play)



The answer to, and winner (if any) for,

our last contest question of:



Who invented the first sound recording devise, and what was recorded? Clue it wasn't Edison like we thought.



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Edouard-Leon Scott de Martinville invented the phonautograph. And on April 9, 1860 he recorded someone singing "Au Clair de la Lune". You can hear it… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on June 22, 2009 at 10:40am — No Comments

Test your Art Smarts with this week's contest

The answer to, and winner (if any) for,

our last contest question of:



To boost ratings and keep from closing, this 1835 American Newspaper started a series of article about creatures on the moon. The first told of an astronomer looking through the world's newest and biggest telescope. (Later they wrote that the telescope was 200 feet across and weighed 14,826 pounds). He saw rivers and a tropical jungle. The initial article left the reader there. Then followups filled in the… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on June 16, 2009 at 11:10am — No Comments

Musea E-mail Club #474 Visual Arts (Main Points of the Art Revolution)

Readers,



We're working on some changes on our Musea.us website. In looking through the listings, I found 3 main sections on art that I brought together on my blog at



http://musea.wordpress.com/2009/06/01/musea-extra-summary-of-the-revolution-in-art-visual-arts/



They are titled:

1. Snake Oil – A Conceptual Art Piece/Video/Event that uses Conceptual Art to Attack the Abuses of Conceptual Art.

2.. The Last Minute of Modern Art Conceptual Art Event

3.… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on June 3, 2009 at 10:48am — No Comments

Musea Art Contest 6/2/09 Quizical Fun

The answer to, and winner (if any) for,

our last contest question of:



This is a realistic method of painting only in grays that often imitates 3D sculpture. It was popular in 15th century Northern European paintings. Name it.



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Grisaille. Next time you look at these Northern European masterpiece paintings, notice the skill with which they painted sculpture to look like 3D!



I had no winner. Seems y'all were thinking in 2D!



I don’t

dumb… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on June 2, 2009 at 10:05am — No Comments

Musea Extra: AOL Did Tank - Today

Many years ago I recorded my song, “AOL CAN GO AND TANK TOMORROW.



Seems they have. Or rather Time Warner has dumped AOL as announced today. Here’s some info and a link to my song.



As Variety Magazine writes, ”The merger with AOL was announced with great fanfare in early 2000 and closed a year later. It touched off a round of giant media mergers as other companies feared being left behind in a volatile media landscape. Time Warner changed its name to AOL Time… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on May 28, 2009 at 9:07pm — No Comments

Musea Art Contest 5/26/09 Zinester Fun

The answer to, and winner (if any) for,

our last contest question of:



Wile staying as a visitor at this private home -

perhaps one of the biggest and most elaborate in the US,

George Bernard Shaw quipped about the place,

"This is probably the way God would have done it if He had had the money."

Name where Shaw was.



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San Simeon, the Hearst Castle in California built by publishing tycoon, William Randolph Hearst (Also the model for Citizen… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on May 26, 2009 at 9:51am — No Comments

Musea Art Contest 4/22/09 Everyone can play

The answer to, and winner (if any) for,

our last contest question of:



Name the 1971 TV series that was the first reality show.



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The PBS Series, "An American Family" which ran during Jan-March 1973

I went to a party celebrating the show at the Stoneleigh Hotel here in Dallas. I wrote a short story on the event. A couple of things stand out. Lance, the celebrated gay son was the hit of the party, and in the madness he mentioned that he liked my spanish style… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on April 22, 2009 at 9:50am — No Comments

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