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Musea art quiz of the week - good luck

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

This writer wrote the first self help book. Name the writer and the title of the book.

IS: Good for a few laughs! Because the book is titled, "Self Help (with illustrations of Character and Conduct) and was written by Samuel SMILES. 



We had a winner! Congratulations to J. B. from Mechanicsville, VA. 

Seems the rest of you were not all 'Smiles" on this one. I don’t dumb down, so please wise…

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Added by Tom Hendricks on November 2, 2011 at 10:19am — No Comments

Poems written in late October

Poems written in late October  2011 

Comments welcome.

[poem notes in brackets like this]

 

 POEMS

 1

Their actions were

alien to me

like watching players

playing a game

where you don't know the rules

and nothing makes sense.

 

2. (Kid's poem)

no need to worry

no need to worry

when the  full Moon starts to fade.

 

no need to worry

no need to worry

it'll…

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Added by Tom Hendricks on October 29, 2011 at 10:23am — No Comments

Four More Entries onto the Big LIst

Readers,  Here are four more entries into THE BIG LIST, the 200+ first 'best of' song list from all the music on the net, from all over the world. You are guaranteed to find many hits you've probably never heard.

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Classic Songwriter's Best Song Performance, Jimmy Webb, "Just This One Time".

Best Psychedelic Classic, You've Never Heard (Unless you come from my home town), Five Americans "7:30 Guided Tour" (yt).

Best Song with drumsticks on ashtrays…

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Added by Tom Hendricks on October 25, 2011 at 9:54am — No Comments

Musea weekly contest

The answer to, and winner (if any) for, our last contest question of:This first musical conductor (before him it was usually the first violinist or organist) actually died from conducting! Name him and tell how conducting music, did him in!IS: Jean-Baptiste Lullly (1632-1687). Instead of a small baton he used a 6 foot long staff that he banged on the ground for the beat. He hit his foot, it became gangrenous, and he died two months later.



There were no correct eligible answers.…

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Added by Tom Hendricks on October 24, 2011 at 6:42pm — No Comments

First conductor kills himself conducting - name him

The answer to, and winner (if any) for, our last contest question of:Here's a money art question. This is the only Vice President of the US featured on US Currency (that never served as President). Clue - the answer is personal.

IS: Thomas Andrew Hendricks the Vice President and Governor of Indiana. (my full name is Thomas Manley Hendricks). Growing up I was told we were related. More recent research in my family suggests that we just don't know for sure. My father's line goes back to…

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Added by Tom Hendricks on October 20, 2011 at 9:04pm — No Comments

The Desktop Explosion Led to Zines in the 80's and 90's

The Desktop Explosion Led to Zines in the 80′s-90′s



There is a zine newsgroup called We Make Zines, and on it I suggested that we need to remember how important pioneers like Steve Jobs were to the desktop explosion, which in turn led to a golden age of zines, of which my zine Musea was a small part. That led to some lively discussion. Some said there were always zines or independent publications. But I suggested that period in time was a golden age of independent publications, a zine… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on October 14, 2011 at 9:34am — No Comments

Recent Poems September/October

Poems written up to early October  2011 

[poem notes in brackets like this]

 

POEMS

 

1

What dew the Sun

   takes away

the Moon soon comes

   and replaces.

 

2. Entropy Clock

 

I devised

an entropy clock

the more it ticks

the more it tocks.

 

At one time

way back when,

all was wound up -

unwinding began.

 

My clock…

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Added by Tom Hendricks on October 12, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

The Last Lost Tape - envelope please

The LOST TAPES series. (Music from the 80's and 90's re-found.)The Bugs Bunny Theme (slow version, missed notes and all, recorded at Summit Burnett Studios, Dallas)

http://musea.us/thelosttapes/thebugsbunnytheme.mp3

_____________________________________________________Tom Hendricks for ALL the LOST TAPES go to musea.us or to my blog http://musea.wordpress.com/for the other…

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Added by Tom Hendricks on October 10, 2011 at 10:18am — 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 fashion accessory takes 1-3 billion years to make. Name it.IS:  Diamonds! (The girl's best friend).

There were no correct eligible answers. Can't accessorize!!!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 ‘07) or my MORE NEWEST cd Called “FOUR-TH” ‘08 or my Just… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on October 6, 2011 at 9:06pm — No Comments

Muse Murals

September 19, was the day I did my 5,300th art work. Like most I do, it was small, and it was done with colored pencil over a copy of an original drawing I'd done weeks ago.

This was not a good art work, matter of fact it didn't work very well at all. But it was worth keeping. Usually I know soon enough if an art work is going to work or not, and i seldom waste time on bad work - when it's not working, I stop and don't finish it. That is something I've learned through decades of experience.… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on October 3, 2011 at 11:32am — No Comments

Musea Reading fun - free cash for anyone to buy classics

Readers, don't forget for every book you buy at Paperbacks Plus you not only get half off from them, you get another half off from the Musea Reading fund.  

Announcing as of today it's past $1500. That's free money folks.

Here's the infoMUSEA READING FUND. Set up in Jan. '97 and still going strong, this fund at Paperbacks Plus Bookstore in Lakewood, allows free credit for ANYONE to help buy ANY CLASSIC of art, music, or literature. 'Classic' can mean anything from an Ibsen play to a…

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Added by Tom Hendricks on September 28, 2011 at 2:54pm — No Comments

The Lost Tapes Series - Circus

The LOST TAPES series. (Music from the 80's and 90's re-found.)

CIRCUS  (original, keyboard, bagatelle - music that would fit a  great circus)

http://musea.us/thelosttapes/circus.mp3

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Tom Hendricks for ALL the LOST TAPES go to musea.us or to my blog http://musea.wordpress.com/for the other 5 cd's of Hunkasaurus and…

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Added by Tom Hendricks on September 26, 2011 at 9:23pm — No Comments

Poems written in September,  2011 [poem notes in brackets like this]POEMS1  [Verse for a Film intro] This is a film that explores the wonder that surrounds us from the universe high above to the very…

Poems written in September,  2011 [poem notes in brackets like this]

POEMS

1  [Verse for a Film intro]



This is a film that explores

the wonder that surrounds us

from the universe high above

to the very smallest.



2

Drop!   

Drop down from the window.

Land!   

Land softly, quietly

Now!   

Now go quickly.



3 [first of two poems on ruins]



Everywhere on the planet   

that…

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Added by Tom Hendricks on September 24, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Musea's weekly art quiz

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

Here's another fictional character's question. This TV character from recent times, said this memorable line, "I smell pluck!".  Who said that, and who was it said about?

IS:  Marc saying it about Betty, from the extremely well written TV series "Ugly Betty" - a personal favorite!

There were no correct eligible answers. Betty does not put two thumbs up!I don’t dumb down, so please wise up!

Now on to a…

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Added by Tom Hendricks on September 21, 2011 at 11:13am — No Comments

That's Alright Mama (The LOST TAPES series)

The LOST TAPES series. (Music from the 80's and 90's re-found.)

That's Alright Mama or 'GIVE ME AN 'A' (off key notes and all)

http://musea.us/thelosttapes/thats_alright_momma.mp3

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Tom Hendricks 

for ALL the LOST TAPES go to musea.us or to my blog http://musea.wordpress.com/

for the other 5…

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Added by Tom Hendricks on September 18, 2011 at 7:11pm — No Comments

Weekly art contest from Musea

The answer to, and winner (if any) for, our last contest question of:Explain these 3 numbers: 671-176, 176-671, 716-617. IS:  

Those are the 3 prison numbers of the Beagle Boys, the crooks always after Uncle Scrooges loot!

http://tinyurl.com/5r8l5qf

There were no correct eligible answers. Seems y'all were too busy swimming in your money bin to get 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 13, 2011 at 10:33am — No Comments

Musea Issue #181 now online

The new issue of Musea is now out at the regular places, and in your mail if you requested it or are on the mailing list.



This issue is a collection of smart alecky sayings, mixed with a goodly amount of pithy points, and barbed banter; from Musea's Editor, Art S Revolutionary (me).



 I look...and look again 



SAYINGS OF EDITOR ART - part two. Click to here, then click on the latest Musea issue #181http://www.musea.us/newdex.html



Tom…

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Added by Tom Hendricks on September 12, 2011 at 12:16pm — No Comments

The LOST TAPES series: Sub Atomic Particles

The LOST TAPES series. (Music from the 80's and 90's re-found.)

This time we go as far underground as you can go - SUB ATOMIC PARTICLES.

This is a minute long, keyboard bagatelle. Look with me into the most wee of things.

Was that an electron whizzing by?…



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Added by Tom Hendricks on September 10, 2011 at 2:57pm — No Comments

Musea Art contest 9/6/11

The answer to, and winner (if any) for, our last contest question of:There are many versions of this story about method acting. When the older actor heard that the young method actor had stayed up for 2 days to get that tired haggard look for the scene, he turned to him and said something like this, 'My dear boy, why don't you simply try acting?'Name the two actors involved.IS:  Laurence Olivier advising Dustin Hoffman. Fo/mo/info/… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on September 6, 2011 at 11:25am — No Comments

Poems written in late August 2011

Poems written in late August,  2011 [poem notes in brackets like this]

POEMS

1Sooner or lateryou will learnto leave the bankfor the current.

2. [kid's poem]There's a treein the forestthat hasn't changed in years.

He seems to likehis little forestjust the way it is.

3. [A favorite because you are in the moment of the poem]See that gliding Hawk?See that gliding Hawk?See that gliding Hawk?I'm waiting for himto flap his wings.

4.If a book were a treeeach page would be a… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on September 3, 2011 at 10:32pm — No Comments

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