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This week's art question

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



Let's stick with the great music of the 60's for one more question. Fans of the Godfather of Soul, James Brown, know about his performance bit of giving his all, collapsing on stage, a helper bringing out a cape, placing it on his shoulders, and leading him off stage, where half way to the exit he breaks free, brushes the cape from his shoulders, runs back to the mike, and does more singing and show. It's perhaps… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on January 29, 2013 at 9:17am — No Comments

This week's Musea Art Quiz Question for the Quizzical

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



Here's the second art question on the influence of the Beatles on other musicians. What is the Beatle connection to Neverland Ranch, Michael Jackson's child magnet?

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Paul McCartney with wife Linda, rented Sycamore Valley Ranch for filming Paul's video with MJ called "Say, Say, Say." Later in 1988 Michael bought the ranch and renamed it Neverland.



I had no correct eligible answers. Seems y'all… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on January 11, 2013 at 11:50am — No Comments

Zinester's weekly art quiz

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



Here's the first of possibly 2 questions on the influence of the Beatles on other musicians. When you look up punk rock in an encyclopedia you just might find a picture of the Ramones. Fast quick songs - simple and direct. For fun each member was named Ramone: Dee Dee, Joey, Johnny and whoever else was in the band at the time - Ramone. So where did they get the name Ramone?

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When Beatle Paul McCartney… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on January 4, 2013 at 11:07am — No Comments

Truck Museums (from the Musea Zine Vaults)

This from the Musea Vaults: TRUCK MUSEUMS



The idea is simple enough - takte the paintings to the people, instead of the people traveling to the musty museums. But these are not the original paintings. These are exact copies on canvas - same size, color, brushstrokes, etc.. That can be done now. The reproduction technology is THAT GOOD. Here's the test to prove it. Put up the original and 4 exact size copies in the same frame. If viewers can't pick out the original - the paintings are… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on December 30, 2012 at 10:04pm — No Comments

Poems and sayings written in late Dec. 2012

Poems written in late December 2012

Comments welcome. [poem notes in brackets like this]



POEMS



1. [ From Blue Mountain Poems - a mystical imaginary mountain in the distance]



near the top

of blue mountain

the air is thin

but the stars are thick!



2. [From Writings in Science - a sci-fi novel in progress]



Our EVERYTHING Earth -

a leaf in a forest.



3. [a Wake UP Poems]



here

on the… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on December 29, 2012 at 8:41pm — No Comments

Musea Weekly Quiz for the Quizzicality in all of us

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



Tough times for magazine and newspaper publishers, but some magazines are doing pretty good. This question is about Art magazines. What art magazine has the largest circulation in the US? Clue, It's not Art News, or Art in America!

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Juxtapoz Art & Culture Magazine. This covers the very popular lowbrow, or pop surrealism, or as I call it "Poppy" art. It's a lot of fun - check out a copy of this or… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on December 28, 2012 at 11:59am — No Comments

Picolla (Xmas story - beware it's touching)

Piccola

(Musea version of a poem by Celia Thaxter. Note it was the custom for St. Nick to leave a present in the child's shoe. Piccola = pick-o-la)

Poor Mother, poor Father, house maid and share cropper

and both pockets empty, except for due bills.

What can they get their little girl for Christmas.

"Piccola! Piccola! Love of my life!"

Father wrings hands and mother cries.

The bells ring carols as the family walks to church.

A snowflake falls on Piccola's…

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Added by Tom Hendricks on December 20, 2012 at 9:44am — No Comments

Musea weekly art Quiz

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

This question is a visual puzzle. You must go to my blog first and see my painting titled "Past and Future" that features a statue from the past, and a very futuristic Moon Maiden.

Here's the painting:

http://musea.wordpress.com/2012/12/11/musea-art-contest/



This work was - believe it or not - inspired by a classic painting of… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on December 19, 2012 at 10:46am — No Comments

Don't Let Drugs Go To Your Head (and other December poems and sayings)

Poems written in December 2012

Comments welcome. [poem notes in brackets like this]



POEMS



1. [Quatro]



Knitting his brows

warp and weft



2. [Love song lyrics]



We have a love

as good as gold

with lucky stars

above us both



3.



When night comes

I walk up the stairway.

stars above me

stars below.



4. [Song lyrics]



Not every sailor

stays by the sea,

but… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on December 16, 2012 at 9:02pm — No Comments

this week's mind bender, puzzler, quiz - not for women with vapors

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

Look up starving artist in a dictionary, and you'll likely see a picture of Vincent Van Gogh. During his painting decade - he only painted for about 10 years tops (1880's) - he had little money, and all that came from his brother Theo (though for the life of me, I don't get it - Theo worked in a GALLERY and never got his Brother's work SHOWN IN THE GALLERY!) Well I divulge. Let's continue. There was one thing that…

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Added by Tom Hendricks on December 11, 2012 at 10:51am — No Comments

Quatros - fourth group

Here’s the fourth group of Quatros

Thick ice

thaws slowly

Great doubts,

deep wisdom.

Muddy water,

hidden stones.

Heaven doesn’t

fear evil.

Dark evil?

Wear white.

My life,

dew drop.

Revenge sip,

compassion gulp.

Poor

even in dreams.

Foolish butterfly

fears snow.

Before principles

comes courage.

Pray alone,

true stories.

Tossed

over the wall.

Be…

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Added by Tom Hendricks on December 8, 2012 at 10:55am — No Comments

Poems from November

Poems written in late November 2012

Comments welcome. [poem notes in brackets like this]

POEMS

1. [(Quatro]

I've upset

the dust!

2. [Kafka-esque with hope]

Step by step

these woods get darker ...

the Moon is somewhere ...

3. [Surreal Plus]

My clock ticks

but doesn't dream.

4. [That's where they go]

So many balloons

litter the Moon!

5. [Closer]

If the window

gets morning sun

then in…

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Added by Tom Hendricks on December 2, 2012 at 8:37pm — No Comments

Musea Annual Christmas Story : Leo Mars Solves the Mystery

Dear Readers,

The new issue of Musea is at the usual suspected places, in the mail, and now on my Musea website at  http://www.musea.us/xmas2012.html

This year our annual Xmas story is about detective, Leo Mars:

Here is the first paragraphs

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Happy Holidays Readers! ! Here is our annual Musea Christmas Story. Take a rest from your busy schedule and find out about the latest…

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Added by Tom Hendricks on November 27, 2012 at 10:28pm — No Comments

Van Gogh art question for this week's quiz

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

History question this week. Where was the Battle of Hastings fought? Clue "I gave you two clues"

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Battle. Yes the battle was fought near the town of Battle. But instead of calling it the Battle of Battle, they called it the Battle of Hastings a town a little further down the road. Now look at the clue, "I gave you two clues" 1. Hastings, and 2. Battle. This was one of my favorite questions. But....

I…

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Added by Tom Hendricks on November 26, 2012 at 6:50pm — No Comments

XXX Letter from Flaubert - poem as history

Poem as History – Passionate Love Poem from French Writer Flaubert

HISTORY POEMS. Here’s a type of poem we don’t often consider – history poems.

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This is my poem that is a’Love Letter from the Novelist, Flaubert to Louise – August 15, 1849′. An actual letter, translated and turned into a poem. The words in parenthesis are added and not original to the letter.

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I will cover you with love when next I see you.

(I will cover you) with caresses, with…

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Added by Tom Hendricks on November 16, 2012 at 8:58am — No Comments

Bands Out

Why Bands are Boring and Rock is Over

This is a response I gave to a newsgroup discussion on rock:

Musicians that choose bands, are choosing safe music – music that doesn’t make waves, music bleached of all originality, traditional music, fill in the blanks. They are cowards, conservatives, and are striving to fit in, not stand out. Time to either drop rock and roll or go back to its roots and play it right. When we say no to bands we force musicians to be creative again, and…

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Added by Tom Hendricks on November 9, 2012 at 8:28am — No Comments

Musea Art Quiz for the Week

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

This is the oldest continuously used sacred site in North America. Name it. Clue, if you are there you are probably shivering!

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Majorville Medicine Wheel in Alberta, Canada. (pretty desolate place not too far from Calgary!)

I had no correct eligible answers - seemed you were out in the cold on this one.

I don't dumb down/so please wise up.

Now on to a new Q.: Win a copy of my NEW cd CALLED…

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Added by Tom Hendricks on November 1, 2012 at 8:48pm — No Comments

My War with NPR - a Battle Won

My War with NPR

I have complained before about NPR censoring most every post I was making on their website. Well seems it was a problem that was not limited to me, but pretty widespread.

NPR has gotten the message and changed it’s entire process of accepting comments. Now Disqus, ” a global comment system that improves discussion on websites and connects conversations across the web” has taken over. They, unlike NPR have yet to censor any comment I’ve made. For example today I…

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Added by Tom Hendricks on October 26, 2012 at 8:52am — 10 Comments

My Theater - The Inwood Theater in Dallas

Readers,

Paul Adair is a local expert on all things connected to film. I asked him about my theater and he told me that, When The Inwood, opened, it was owned by Interstate, a partner of Paramount. So I did a net search and made a blog post on some background to the Inwood. That post is at:

http://musea.wordpress.com/2012/10/22/inwood-theater/

You'll get three things, a short short history of the Inwood,…

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Added by Tom Hendricks on October 22, 2012 at 9:23am — No Comments

Poems written in October 2012

Poems written in October 2012

Comments welcome. Sort of a theme in these 3.

[poem notes in brackets like this]

POEMS

1. (Based on a Nick Virgilio Haiku)

Late in the evening

the church is empty

except for a firefly

a little night light.

2.

"How heavy my wings are

when they're weighed down with tears!"

said the Angel,

by the sea.

3. (for my Blue Mountain Collection of Poems)

X: I want to go

to sacred…

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Added by Tom Hendricks on October 21, 2012 at 9:49pm — No Comments

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