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Tom Hendricks's Blog – April 2009 Archive (7)

Musea E-mail Club #470 FAIR Quote

Dear Readers,



The media watchdog, FAIR.org (Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting) has the perfect sum up of my media concerns. It encapsulates everything I've been trying to say in a couple of paragraphs. I wanted to reprint it for you and I encourage you to check out their site for more. The media isn't tough on itself, but fair is tough on the media.



From FAIR website (fair.org)

"Independent, aggressive and critical media are essential to an informed democracy. But… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on April 28, 2009 at 9:53am — No Comments

Musea Art Contest 4/27/09

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

our last contest question of:



This is a question that will give portrait artists or those that know anatomy a 'leg up'. Everyone knows how to draw the outline of an ear. But it's harder to draw the little 'Y" shaped cartilage within the outer ear. What's the name of this "Y" shaped cartilage?



IS

The anti helix - the helix is the ridge that surrounds the ear.



We had no correct answers

It seems all of you were… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on April 27, 2009 at 10:55am — 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.



IS

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

Youtube Orchestra Performs 4/15/09 (Musea E-mail Club #469)

Last night was a big one for the world. It was the night of the first world orchestra - the Youtube orchestra!



The Youtube orchestra's first performance was Wednesday night April 15 2009. It's a big deal and something that should be noted not only in the history books - which it will be - but noted now - when it happens. Here's the info from the youtube video:



The world's first collaborative online orchestra performed at Carnegie Hall on April 15, 2009. Selected by the… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on April 16, 2009 at 10:19am — No Comments

Musea Art Contest 4/15/09 Everyone can play

The answer to, and winner (if any) for, our last contest question of:



His San Francisco architect’s drawings were “discovered in 1990, stacked in piles in the garage of a recently deceased tenant. The young woman who discovered the drawings decided to take them to a San Francisco gallery owner for assessment…. Upon reviewing the drawings, (she) could not believe what she was seeing: on thirty-nine sheets of vellum were drawn the most detailed, fantastic buildings—whole cities, in… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on April 15, 2009 at 11:09am — No Comments

For fun My zine Musea does a weekly art contest.

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

our last contest question of:



Who was the first person to write in the first person?

(Or first author to do so). Also this writer is the first

writer in history to sign their name to their work.

Name the writer (and for extra credit the work)



IS

The Summerian poet-priestess Enheduanna around 2350 BC.

Her works was Nin-Me Sar-Ra or Song to Inanna.

Note that this historical first was a… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on April 9, 2009 at 10:12am — No Comments

Dallas Observer blog Interview of Musea Editor

For you readers outside of Dallas, We have one main daily, The Dallas Morning News, and one main Weekly, the Dallas Observer.



Jesse Hughey, blogger from the Dallas Observer DC9 Blog, e-mailed me on April First and suggested an April Fool’s Joke. He would interview me, and then instead of the usual pro-band conservative Observer stance, he would agree with my ideas.



Well, I don’t know how well the joke worked, but it did allow me to spell out my ideas on the art and music… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on April 4, 2009 at 11:01am — No Comments

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