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Tom Hendricks's Blog – May 2009 Archive (9)

These musicians made the world's first best music list

Who made the BIG LIST this week? - first world "Top Forty" - list of 100 Plus, best favorites from myspace and youtube. It's Musea's way of celebrating the best of new music of all kinds from everywhere. (170 songs as of April '09)



HELP ME SUPPORT THE VERY BEST NEW MUSIC IN THE WORLD



1. From ITALY

Best Composer for Keyboards, Inventor of Modular Art Music, and Best Composer for Vocal Music Stefano Vagnini (Zoo) "Amaltea", "Via Crucis", " Arachne" (ms).



2.… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on May 31, 2009 at 9:24pm — 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 E-mail Club #473 Summer Fun and Games

Readers, It's summer and time for some fun activities. Here's three to start off your summer.



The first is "CODE RINGS ON", a puzzle. It's TOUGH. I first published it many years ago with no one even attempting to solve it. So We'll try again.



The 2nd, "PAINT LIKE POLLACK" is a website where you can paint like Pollock. See the url and some tips. Thanks to the Art and Seek Blog for this idea.



The 3rd is "RIVErDALE RELATED" . Thanks to my sister Peggy for this… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on May 27, 2009 at 10:11am — 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.



IS

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 E-mail Club #472 PEN Writer Awards - are they fair?

Dear Reader,



Perhaps you have heard of the writers organization called PEN. See the PEN website at http://www.pen.org/ They write:



"PEN’s programs reach out to the world and into diverse communities within this country. They promote writing and literature at every level and are founded on the belief that free expression is an essential component of every healthy society."



But an investigation by King Wenclas, one of the founders of ULA, Underground Literary… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on May 20, 2009 at 2:28pm — No Comments

Musea Art Contest 5/18/09 Zinester Fun

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

our last contest question of:



The story goes that when this famous artist was challenged to show his skill with a sample drawing, he drew a perfect circle freehand!

Name the artist.



IS

Giotto according to Vasari who wrote:

And one morning going into the workshop of Giotto, who was at his labours, he showed him the mind of the Pope, and at last asked him to give him a little drawing to send to his Holiness. Giotto,… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on May 18, 2009 at 10:16am — No Comments

Musea Art Contest 5/12/09 Everyone can play

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

our last contest question of:



Name the song that these lyrics come from:

"She has eyes that folks adore so

and a torso even more so..."



IS

"Lydia the Tattoed Lady" made famous by Groucho Marx

in the 1939 film "At the Circus".

It was written by Harold Arlen and Yip Harburg.



We had no correct answers

Y'all get low Marx on this one!



I don’t

dumb down,

so please

wise… Continue

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

Musea E-mail Club #471 Trends of the Art Revolution

Before this week's message, here is a link to my 60th video.

It is a very very short one minute video - a poem video! on youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJYnHd88fLI

If there is anyone else who has experimented with poem videos, let me know.



____________________



MESSAGE



One positive thing the economic slowdown has done is advance the art revolution. And even though it is a revolution without a title yet, we can see some general… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on May 5, 2009 at 11:08am — No Comments

Musea Weekly Art Contest 5/4/09

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

our last contest question of:



Name the first pulp magazine.

or first all fiction magazine (1896).



IS

Argosy! It started out as an adventure magazine for boys and girls in 1882. Then shifted from a kids magazine to one for adults, and in 1896 it became the first all fiction magazine printed on pulp paper.



We had no correct answers

It seems y'all were lost in the jungle on this one!



I… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on May 4, 2009 at 10:38am — No Comments

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