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Tom Hendricks's Blog – January 2010 Archive (9)

Q and A with NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman (Musea E-mail Club #500

This effects all zinesters too.



Rocco Landesman, the Chairman of the NEA, National Endowments for the arts, was a guest on the Diane Rehm Show 1/25/10. The guest host was Susan Page. I emailed a comment, Page read it, and Landesman answered it. Here's the exchange



Susan Page: Here is a question you may like less well. It's from Tom... It's an email from Tom Hendricks who identifies himself as the editor of the web magazine Musea and he says,



"The NEA should get… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on January 28, 2010 at 8:41pm — No Comments

WMZ art quiz - test your art smarts

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

our last contest question of:



This giant hit song was the first real smash to use the pitch correction software. Name it. Good Luck!



IS

Cher's 1998 mega hit "Believe". It sold over 10 million, hit number one on the charts and made her the oldest female artist at 52 to reach #1.

She didn't need the pitch correction or auto tune, but when the bonehead record execs wanted her to dump the cool effect, she refused. Sadly… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on January 26, 2010 at 11:27am — No Comments

Zinester Art Quiz for 1/19/10

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

our last contest question of:



Gustav Holst composed a suite for the Planets. I think I'll do my version (for the sake of this question). In my version I am going to arrange the pieces in the order of each planet's discovery. The first five planets

are the ones the ancients knew: Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn.

I'm done with those five parts of my suite. Now the question is, 'What planet is next in my musical… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on January 19, 2010 at 10:08am — No Comments

Musea Art Contest 1/14/10

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

our last contest question of:



During the early '80's this was the first university level course on comedy writing! Name the University and the course.

Note the final exam was a performance before an audience!



IS

Humor Writing at the Ohio University. The course was created by Professor Mel Helitzer.



I had no correct answers. Seems y'all missed the punch line on this one.



I don’t

dumb… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on January 14, 2010 at 8:48pm — No Comments

Now It's Your Turn (E-mail Club #499)

I've said plenty over the years. It's time to hear from you.



By doing nothing you, reader, support the status quo. You encourage the bad radio and the generic rock on it, you encourage more formula TV and sequel films, you block any change in theater, dance, or the visual arts, you prevent fair reviews for all artists, and keep at bay just about any thing progressive in the arts. You support the worst of corporate art and oppose the best of the independent artists in every kind of… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on January 10, 2010 at 8:42pm — No Comments

War With the Cartoon Characters

War with the Cartoon Characters



We as a people had had enough!

"Let's try as a jury and also a judge

all the cartoon 2D bunch;

rope them and their shenanigans,"

shouted the crowd, every one.



"Time to be serious when things are dark,

time to go to work and pull a plow,

time to clean up after those who draw."



The characters in concert said, "Phooey to that!"

and sent raspberries to all in earshot

and drew up multiple musical… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on January 7, 2010 at 9:18pm — No Comments

Project Censored Top Ten News Stories

Reader,

Project Censored has an annual report where they tell of those main news stories that did not get the coverage they deserved. Here is this year's list.
http://www.indyweek.com/gyrobase/Content?oid=oid%3A407460


Tom Hendricks
(editor of the 17 year old zine Musea)

Added by Tom Hendricks on January 6, 2010 at 10:24am — No Comments

Zinester Quiz for Art Smarts 1/5/10

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

our last contest question of:



There is one Mother Goose rhyme that is written in Limerick form. Name it!



IS

Hickory Dickory Dock. It's in the aabba limerick form



I had no eligible winners. Hickory Dickory NOT!



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… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on January 5, 2010 at 10:17am — No Comments

Loose Confederation Musea E-mail Club #497

LOOSE CONFEDERATION of ADVOCATES



There is a growing LOOSE CONFEDERATION of people in the art and media revolution. There are many artists, advocates, and advocacy groups, that cover the problems of a specific type of art. And some, like myself see the problem as endemic of all arts and media.



Some of these leaders know of the other leaders, some of us have even worked with each other to bring about changes. But whether by ourselves, or within our specific interests, or as… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on January 1, 2010 at 10:02am — No Comments

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