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Funding Sesame Street - a comment

Though I support funding for NPR/ PBS etc. there is this that you should know. As the editor of the 20 year old zine Musea, the founder of a Zine Hall of Fame, and a reviewer for Zine World since it’s beginning, I have to say this on behalf of all zinesters:

PBS and NPR have certainly never supported zines or the zine community. That’s the bulk of publishing, and the last golden age of publishing before the net took over. How can PBS and NPR miss an entire generation of thousands of…

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Added by Tom Hendricks on October 5, 2012 at 12:20pm — 1 Comment

Musea Art Contest for 10/1/12

The answer to, and winner (if any) for, our last contest question of:
Here is our final art anagram of the set. Take the letters and rearrange them to get the writer's name - clue provided.…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on October 1, 2012 at 5:09pm — No Comments

Recent Poems written in late September 2012

Poems written in late September 2012

Comments welcome.

[poem notes in brackets like this]

POEMS

1. [a quatro]

stars between

home and town

2. [the best paintings do - but how I don't know]

my best paintings

at a certain point

cross a line

where magic seeps in

3. [From the bestiary collection of poems]

the circling bird

finds his wind

4.

the snow falls

and stays and stays.

spring comes -

it…

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Added by Tom Hendricks on September 29, 2012 at 9:10pm — No Comments

Recent Blog Posts from Zine Musea

Readers of the Musea Blog - did you miss these entries? Here are some you might have missed. I hope you find some you like. Search the blog by the entry title:

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Welcome Blog Readers from all over the World - an introduction.

National Hiring Day - jobs solution to jump start the economy in a fair way to all

The BIG LIST - first all internet, best music 200, from all corners of the world.

MacArthur Park - I rewrite…

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Added by Tom Hendricks on September 25, 2012 at 11:34am — No Comments

My latest poems (September 2012)

Poems written in September 2012

Comments welcome.

[poem notes in brackets like this]

POEMS

1. [True story]

"Talent is not enough,"

said my friend, Doug Rhone.

"The best spoons player in the whole universe -

So what?" said Doug Rhone.

2. [Poem for "Moon Tea" - kids poem collection]

I caught the tide with a fish hook

and put it in a jar.

now it's as timid as a dewdrop

shivering under the sun.

3. [For my Book of Moon…

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Added by Tom Hendricks on September 20, 2012 at 9:03pm — No Comments

Musea Art Contest for 9/19/12

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

Here is another art anagram. Take the letters and rearrange them to get the painter's name - clue provided. 'I PAINT MODERN'

IS

Piet Mondrian - I had no correct answers - your brains were an anagram 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 ‘30′! – (first anti-band CD) or my NEWER cd CALLED ‘NEXT”(‘06) or my NEWEST cd CALLED ‘THIRDS” (May…

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Added by Tom Hendricks on September 19, 2012 at 10:18am — No Comments

MacArthur's Park - Brand New Lyrics 9/15/12

MacARTHUR'S PARK ( Brand New Lyrics)

Look to left field and outside the box for this one - Remember that long, dramatic and classic song by the great songwriter, Jimmy Webb, from the 60's, called MacArthur's Park? Well I think most people will agree that the tune is GREAT but the lyrics are... well... at the very least, hard to make sense of. So I'm writing new lyrics. Sing along with them and compare them with the original. Below the lyrics, are three great versions of the song with…

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Added by Tom Hendricks on September 15, 2012 at 10:14am — No Comments

Kid's book ban banned

Readers,

In a recent e-mail club message I wrote about how a law from 2008 forbade anyone selling any children’s books published before 1985 to children, unless they passed a lead content test! The law, that was trying to protect children from lead, went to extremes, and went waaaay too far. UPDATE – the law has been repealed. I got the word from Fred Woodworth’s long running zine about kids series books called, “The Mystery and Adventure Series Review”. Woodworth was one of MANY, that…

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

Musea weekly art Quiz

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

Architecture question this time. This world class hotel built a tricycle garage. Name it and tell me why it did that.

IS

The Plaza Hotel in NYC. They did it to celebrate their most important young guest, Kay Thompson's character and enfant terrible, "Eloise"

I had no correct answers. Seems your trike's bell was not ringing on this one. I don't dumb down/so please wise up.

Now on to a new Q.: Win a…

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Added by Tom Hendricks on September 7, 2012 at 11:25am — No Comments

Musea weekly art Quiz

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

The first reality TV show was based on a big science experiment. Name the reality show and the experiment it was based on.

IS

The first reality show was the Dutch show Big Brother - and they came up with the idea after the Biosphere 2 experiment in the Arizona desert. Both had people locked in together.

We had no winners. Seem most of you had your brains locked up in a biosphere!

I don't dumb down/so…

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Added by Tom Hendricks on August 29, 2012 at 2:01pm — No Comments

Musea Weekly Art Quiz

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

Was Edgar Allen Poe, a "dog" or a "cat" person? You must give evidence for your choice too,

IS Cat Person. He was devoted to his favorite cat, Catarina and wrote her when he was away. When he'd write at home, she'd perch on his shoulder. (Literary Trivia - A Malone)

Our winner was Dan from Warwick RI. "Quoth the rest of you, 'Nothing more!'

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

Now on to a new Q.: Win…

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Added by Tom Hendricks on August 20, 2012 at 8:42pm — No Comments

Poems written in August 2012

Poems written in August 2012

Comments welcome.

[poem notes in brackets like this]

POEMS

1. [ Children's poem for my book "Moon Tea".

A mom answers her child's question]

"How many miles to Wonderland?"

"It's as close as can be.

Close your eyes you sleepy head

and get their in your dreams."

2. [A Dorian Gray type poem]

I put a spell

on this kid's book.

Read it each year

as you grow up,

and it grows too.

The…

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Added by Tom Hendricks on August 18, 2012 at 10:54am — No Comments

Future Model for Indie Websites

FUTURE MODEL FOR INDIE WEBSITES;

Readers,

This essay suggests a way that websites can shift away from ads, advertisers, and sponsors; and make their profits through CONTENT, without any ads, advertisers, or sponsors. That would allow every independent website to compete equally with every other website on quality and content alone. First the problem now:

Right now the internet is drifting towards more ads. In more and more places before you can access a web page, a song,…

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Added by Tom Hendricks on August 16, 2012 at 8:41am — No Comments

Musea Zine's Weekly (?) art quiz

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

Here's an author anagram AND a clue. Rearrange the letters to name that classic author. And for an extra star, name his most famous book. Good luck. "Me a cool chic villain."

IS Niccolo Machiavelli - author of 'The Prince' - thanks Literary Trivia.

I had no correct eligible answers. Seems YOUR Prince hasn't yet come!

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

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

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Added by Tom Hendricks on August 13, 2012 at 9:59am — No Comments

Poems Written in late July 2011

Poems written in late July 2012

Comments welcome.

[poem notes in brackets like this]

POEMS

1. [adventure into the unknown - poem]

Our ship

leads the way

through the dark

and wave topped water

2.

A marshmallow Moon

wouldn't be more sweet!

3.

The temple is

long gone

but there remains

stone steps ...

4. [kid's poem based on the Mother Goose Rhyme]

If all the world was cherry pie

and all the…

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Added by Tom Hendricks on August 1, 2012 at 8:45am — No Comments

Musea Art Quiz for the Week

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

Drive ins are making a modest comeback (unlike most regular theaters, you can smoke, drink, and kids can run wild!) Started in 1933, drive-ins reached their highest number - over 4,000 - in what year?

IS 1958

I had no correct eligible answers. Seems your speaker wasn't on!

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 CD) or my NEWER…

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Added by Tom Hendricks on July 30, 2012 at 1:02pm — No Comments

Second Song enters Neil Young Protest Song Chart

Dear Readers,

I have a second song on the Neil Young Protest Song Chart. Look to the NEW LISTINGS on the far right top corner. My song is PEACE SIGN. The other song of mine is at #23 AOL CAN GO AND TANK TOMORROW. The new song is from my 6-th CD. See what you think.

Neil Young Protest Song Chart is at http://www.neilyoung.com/lwwtoday/lwwsongspage.html

Tom

MUSIC, 6 full CD’s of free Post-Bands…

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Added by Tom Hendricks on July 30, 2012 at 8:51am — No Comments

The music sounds the same because it is the same

Dear Readers,

Patrick Simonelli sent me this science report on recent mainstream music - it really does all sound the same - not opinion - fact. And the story brings forward what I have found in comparing my recordings with the majors. Mine are recorded at normal volume, the majors have their volumes ramped up to way in the 'red'. Take a look.…

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Added by Tom Hendricks on July 29, 2012 at 9:23pm — No Comments

Poems written in July

Poems written in July 2012

Comments welcome.

[poem notes in brackets like this]

POEMS

1. [For a work in progress, I call 'Writings In Science']

bigger worlds

above

smaller worlds

below

2.

this dirt trail

through the hills

breaks into

many paths

3. [She wrote in her diary]

He grabbed a branch

and snapped a twig.

That was the last

I saw of him.

4. [A favorite, though I have no…

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Added by Tom Hendricks on July 21, 2012 at 8:21pm — 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:

This door to door book salesman included a sample of perfume with any books sold. Soon the perfume became more enticing than the books. Name this book salesman and the company he started. Clue: He LOVED Shakespeare.

IS Avon, founder David H. McConnell. BTW Avon is doing very well in Brazil.

I had no correct eligible answers. Seems no one was home!

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

Now on to a new…

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Added by Tom Hendricks on July 18, 2012 at 11:34am — No Comments

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