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Tom Hendricks's Blog – July 2011 Archive (9)

The Lost Tapes: Sparrow

The LOST TAPES series. (Music from the 80's and 90's re-found.)
SPARROW - celebrating the little things in nature.
Here's a short original keyboard piece.
The band is me on Cat Keys (my synthesizer)
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for ALL the LOST TAPES go to musea.us or to my blog…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on July 30, 2011 at 6:36pm — No Comments

Musea E-mail Club #531 Border's is Closing

Borders is Closing
Borders, the bookstore chain, is closing. There is one store left in Dallas. Last Christmas I was given a gift card.  Better use it. 
So I go today, Friday, and the place is packed. Everything there is 10-40% off.  I usually don't much like new bookstores or new books, I'm so used to used books that I prefer them, broken in and read. But surely I can find something here.
I work through the crowd and begin to look. There are rows of…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on July 27, 2011 at 10:36am — No Comments

Musea art contest for the week - test your art smarts

The answer to, and winner (if any) for, our last contest question of:
The saying, "Less is more" came from what poem?
IS: Robert Browning's poems 'Andrea del Sarto': "Well, less is more, Lucrezia: I am judged./ There burns a truer light of God in them,..."
We may have had a winner - winner pending. Otherwise less was LESS!
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…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on July 26, 2011 at 11:14am — No Comments

Poems written in late July 2011

Poems written in late July,  2011 
[poem notes in brackets like this]
POEMS
1 [two poems on the Moon - see my Moon collection of poems!]
Hello Moon!
I know you answer back
but the language that you use
I have yet to grasp.
2.
The Moon is high
and its rays form a path.
Is everyone ready?
Climb up! Climb up!
3.  [ At a certain point even introspection…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on July 24, 2011 at 9:05pm — No Comments

Writer can use our help

 
Do you want new American writing in the Kerouac tradition which depicts and is part of carny-Barnum-ballyhoo Americana?
At my personal blog-- which I've been intending to shut down but never get around to-- 
--I've been covering the tough circumstances of…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on July 19, 2011 at 9:51am — No Comments

Musea Zine weekly art contest to test your art smarts

The answer to, and winner (if any) for, our last contest question of:
This science fiction book series is the most successful ever written with sales of over one billion copies. Name the sci-fi series.
IS: Perry Rhodan
We had no winners - where's a psionic mousebeaver when you need one? (like my favorite character Pucky)
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…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on July 13, 2011 at 11:44am — No Comments

Poems written in early July 2011

Poems written in early July,  2011 
[poem notes in brackets like this]
POEMS
1 [too many libraries are selling away all their books that aren't bestsellers or videos]
These libraries
are empty spaces
how can so many books
say so little
better to enter
a well lit room
empty of clutter.
2. [This and the next are poems that will be a part of a large sci-fi work called…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on July 11, 2011 at 4:12pm — No Comments

Musea art contest for the week - test your art smarts

The answer to, and winner (if any) for, our last contest question of:
John Lennon said, “I have no idea what _______ are … they sound like exotic birds!  What was he talking about?
IS: Aeolian Cadences. One of the first critics to take the Beatles music seriously was William Mann who said  "... so natural is the Aeolian cadence at the end of "Not a second time" (the chord progression which ends Mahler's Song of the Earth)." Sounds a bit high brow, which I think…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on July 6, 2011 at 10:17am — No Comments

Poems written in late June 2011

Poems written in late June  of 2011 
[poem notes in brackets like this]
POEMS
1.  [an awakening on the insect level]
now there comes
this cloudless night
and the newborn firefly
sees it's first Moon
2. [even the words leave a trail]
follow the trail
of the songs
of the birds
through the woods
3. [beware wordplay]
well well this is a bit…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on July 1, 2011 at 9:37pm — No Comments

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