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Musea Art Quiz for the Week

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

Valentines Day is almost here. Maybe you and your sweetie are going to the theater to see a film. What world city has the most movie theaters? Clue: It also has the most live music venues, and 2nd in number of theaters - for plays.

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Paris. According to the Guardian: Study finds that Paris has most cinemas, London most museums, Tokyo most bookshops and New York most theatres.

I had no correct…

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Added by Tom Hendricks on February 25, 2013 at 9:54am — No Comments

The Oscars Roundup

Each year Musea gladly features the review of the Oscar's Awards, written by Melanie Pruit on her blog, "Confessions of a Movie Queen". I think it's one of the most complete roundups there are. Enjoy.

http://listen2uraunt.wordpress.com/2013/02/24/oscar-20122013-what-a-way-to-argo/

Added by Tom Hendricks on February 25, 2013 at 8:42am — No Comments

Poems and Sayings for Feb '13

Poems written in February 2013

Comments welcome. [poem notes in brackets like this]



POEMS -

1.

All the windows

and all the doors ...



2.

boat on the sea

fountain on the land



3.

trains go away

trains come back



4. [ A vision poem]

I dreamt that there were doors

that led to other doors

that led to doors that led to doors

and on and on and on and on

and only one had a window

but it was… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on February 22, 2013 at 11:10am — No Comments

Hunkasaurus Music Website (Musea) Revamped

Readers,



Matthew Creed, the Musea webmaster, has updated the Hunkasaurus music site. It's cleaner, easier to get around, and looks great. And it still has 6 CD's worth of music! See the changes at http://www.hunkasaurus.com/index.html

Let me know what you think.



Tom Hendricks

(editor of the 20 year old zine Musea)



ZINE, Named one of the best ZINES by UTNE magazine. Featured on ROCKETBOOM)…

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Added by Tom Hendricks on February 19, 2013 at 10:29am — No Comments

Five Music World's Firsts

FIVE Music World’s Firsts

FIVE MUSICAL FIRSTS from Hunkasaurus and His Pet Dog Guitar (the voice and guitar with the funny name).



DO YOU KNOW OF ANYONE ELSE THAT:

——————————- 1 ————————–



IS LEADING A MUSIC REVOLUTION – against what rock rap country pop have become with an alternative music?

Leading the way is important. Time for music to have a real alternative.(Click on my blog music category for more).

——————————- 2 ————————–

PLAYS MUSIC CONCERTS… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on February 18, 2013 at 8:41am — No Comments

Ticky Economic Talk - Decoded

Decoded – Tricky Talk about what’s saving/ruining the country



Giving money to rich people will save the country.

Giving money to poor people will ruin it.

Sounds silly doesn’t it? But let’s put it in different language.

Giving money to rich people TAX BREAKS will save the country MAKE JOBS

Giving money to poor people ENTITLEMENTS will ruin the county DEFICITS.

Don’t let people fool you. Welfare for the rich is the same as welfare for the poor. Right now most… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on February 15, 2013 at 8:51am — No Comments

Valentine's Week Art Quiz

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



The new issue of Musea is out and about - more later, and it's all sci-fi. Speaking of that: Who, in their 1961 sci-fi classic, invented screen savers?

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Robert Heinlein, in his '61 novel Stranger in a Strange Land - 10 years before the first personal computer: "Opposite his chair was a stereovision tank disguised as an aquarium; he switched it on, guppies and tetras gave way to the face of the… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on February 13, 2013 at 10:40am — No Comments

The small World of Zine Musea

There's a lot going on in the small world of Musea, my 20 year old print zine. Have you missed these?



1. Musea Reading fund - free money for buying classic books, recordings and more - set up at Lucky Dog Bookstores in Dallas.



2. Box Office Concerts - first and only in the world, on Tuesday and Wednesday at the classic Inwood Theater in Dallas Texas.



3. Musea Zine Hall of Fame - on Zinewiki. Recommendations welcome.



4. National Hiring Day - This is a… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on February 6, 2013 at 9:13am — No Comments

History repeats and repeats and repeats....

Sometimes history not only repeats itself, but it gets into a rut doing it!



Let's look at how the established art form, looked down on the upstart. It may be repeating itself yet again:



The established New York stage community looked down on the upstart film community toward the first of last century.



The established Hollywood film community looked down on the upstart television community toward the middle of last century.



The established television… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on February 1, 2013 at 10:26am — No Comments

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

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