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Tom Hendricks's Blog – July 2009 Archive (10)

Big List Tops 200 - Best Music In the World (no corp. involvement)

The BIG WORLD LIST OF NEW MUSIC has hit 200. That's 200 great songs!



Here are the newest entries:



BEST GOTHIC GUITAR AND VOICE - Michael Cardenas, "Witches Chorus (Verdi) or "Privet" from Sante Fe Spring CA.



MOST HEARTFELT VOICE - Eva Cassidy "Autumn Leaves" from Washington DC.



BEST DOO-WOP A CAPPELLA - The Emeralds, "My Juanita" from Philadelphia PA.



BEST MERRY MELODIES AND JOYOUS NOISE - Mount Righteous, "When the Child Awakes", or "You!… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on July 31, 2009 at 10:05am — 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 E-mail club #479 : Why We Sleep - a hypothesis

Readers,

This week is something different. I usually talk about some aspect of the arts and media, but this time my subject is science - specifically sleep, and a possible reason why we sleep. My ideas on sleep are certainly novel ideas. But you will also find a lot of casual evidence to support them in studies posted on the internet. I have put his essay on a science newsgroup, and I'm reposting it here. If these ideas are true, they may point the way to some important discoveries… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on July 16, 2009 at 10:25am — 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.



IS

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

Zine Hall of Fame

Many zinesters don't know that there is a zine hall of fame.
Check it out at

http://zinewiki.com/Musea_Zine_Hall_of_Fame

Added by Tom Hendricks on July 15, 2009 at 9:18am — 3 Comments

The World's Biggest Music List, Gets BIGGER

FIRST WORLD TOP 40 LIST!

BEST MUSIC LIST in the WORLD!!!

(And hardest to get on! - a lot harder than any of Billboards charts)



There have been a few additions in recent weeks. Here they are (the list is like the blob - it keeps growing as it eats great great music)



1. Most Dynamic Drummer, Sandy Nelson and the Sin City Termites, "Back Fire" or "Bizerk Beat" (ms) And yes that is the Sandy Nelson from 50's fame. I got a nice e-mail from one of the Termites about… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on July 10, 2009 at 9:58am — No Comments

Musea Art Contest 7/8/09

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

our last contest question of:



With all those summer blockbusters, we have this question. What's the name of a device that lets a person drive a puppet from a distance? For extra credit what's it named after?



IS

The remote manipulator is called a "WALDO" named after Robert A. Heinlein's sci-fi short story "Waldo"



We had no winner, Seems y'all's brains had no manipulation at all!



I don’t

dumb… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on July 8, 2009 at 9:44am — 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 #477 Major New Publication on Puccini by Fellow Zinester

Readers,



Fellow zinester Iris J. Arnesen, editor of "The Opera Glass" has just announced the release of a new major work on Puccini's operas titled "The Romantic World of Puccini: A New Critical Appraisal of the Operas" ($45 from publisher McFarland & Company).



It's always a treat for me, when zinesters I know and trade with, get published. Iris's book is now available for pre order at Amazon Books and I'm sure it'll be widely available soon.



You can see the… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on July 1, 2009 at 10:15am — No Comments

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