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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

Musea art contest 6/28/11

The answer to, and winner (if any) for, our last contest question of:
These are hard times. Money is tight. Can't help but think of this "right on the money" quote from ....  Well who and where IS IT from?
"Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen nineteen and six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery."
IS:
Wilkins Micawber, The character from Charles Dicken's…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on June 28, 2011 at 10:03am — No Comments

Music Premiere by Musea zinester at 9PM Sat. Nite LOUNGE MUSIC

Listeners,
When the clock strikes 9 tonight, you can hear my new song "Lounge Music" in a youtube video that I will post on my blog site. 
I've written over 1,500 songs but few that would be considered lounge music - here's one. I hope you have as much fun hearing it, as I did making it.
Let me hear what you hear and like!
Tech note: Video starts out with lots…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on June 25, 2011 at 6:59pm — No Comments

WMZ weekly art quiz from Musea to test your art smarts

The answer to, and winner (if any) for, our last contest question of:
Speaking of skyscrapers, this famous one has incorporated rocks and stones from more than 100 major architectural buildings from across the world into it's walls. They include pieces of the Taj Mahal, Great Wall of China, Great Pyramid, the Parthenon, even the Alamo and a moon rock! Name this skyscraper.
IS:
Chicago's Tribune Tower. For a list of the 120 historic site stones,…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on June 22, 2011 at 10:44am — No Comments

The LOST TAPES - Bullfrog (Bach for Tubas - origina)

The LOST TAPES series. (Music from the 80's and 90's re-found.)
BULLFROG 
Pretend Bach liked two things, Frogs and Tubas
The band is me on Cat Keys (my synthesizer)
______________________________________________________
Tom Hendricks 
for ALL the LOST TAPES go to musea.us or to my blog…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on June 17, 2011 at 9:16pm — No Comments

National Hiring Days - More People Join the Cause

Musea Extra:  Web Friends Weigh in With Their Support

 

My idea of a National Hiring Day has attracted the attention of Murph Murphy, a poster I have met on the news site Huffington Post.  He liked the idea, talked it over with some of his friends, and they came up with this revision.  I like it.  Murph also has some important connections both in the government and the media, that he can contact.  I look forward to seeing what they say.

In the meantime here is the new,…

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Added by Tom Hendricks on June 14, 2011 at 11:06am — No Comments

Musea Art Contest 6/13/11

The answer to, and winner (if any) for, our last contest question of:
The Flat Iron Building is a landmark of New York City. Let's say for the argument of this question that you have offices on the North Side of the Flat Iron Building - the higher up the better. What other NYC landmark can you see from your windows?
IS:
The Empire State Building.  For more see …
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Added by Tom Hendricks on June 13, 2011 at 10:21am — No Comments

Poems Written in Early June 2011

Poems written in early June  of 2011

[poem notes in brackets like this]
POEMS
1.  [Zen-ish]
my head's
become
weightless
2.  [vision poem]
and I saw a field
of box shaped blossoms
that fit together
into one big flower
when all their sides
leaned together
in just the exact
amount of wind
3.  [see also the recent Musea issue…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on June 11, 2011 at 10:27pm — No Comments

Musea Art Contest 6/8/11

The answer to, and winner (if any) for, our last contest question of:
This farmhouse near Hartfield, was, over decades, the home of two British greats - the earlier resident was a noted Children books author. The later resident was a rock pioneer. Though they seem to have nothing else in common, they both lived at the same home. Name the farm house.
IS:
Cotchford Farm. A. A. Milne, author of all the Winnie-the-Pooh stories, lived there in the twenties, and…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on June 8, 2011 at 11:23am — No Comments

Poems Written In Lat May 2011

Poems written in late  May of 2011

[poem notes in brackets like this]
POEMS
1.   [What if???]
found on the Moon
a Rosetta Stone!
2. [simple poem, double meaning]
I turn around
but the fog is heavy
it's hard to see
anything clearly
3. 
Moon you conjuror you -
taking in rays of the sun
into your gray and barren land.
then sending them…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on June 1, 2011 at 11:22am — No Comments

Musea Art Contest 5/30/11

The answer to, and winner (if any) for, our last contest question of:
The new Musea Issue features 6 concert pix of me playing and singing in my Inwood Box Office Concerts. They showcase the photo talents of David McGhee. AND speaking of photographers of musicians (here comes the question finally)  Which rock photographer is the only one that had his photos used as album covers for all three of these: The Beatles, Rolling Stones, and  The Who. Name that photographer. For extra…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on May 30, 2011 at 10:24am — No Comments

WMZ art quiz - test your art smarts and good luck (5/23/11)

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

From 1872-1914, this city became the fastest growing city in history.AND an architectural leader of the world. AND all this from a barnfire! Name the city.

IS:Chicago, USA. The fire was Sunday evening October 8,1871 and burned almost 4 square miles of the city. You've heard about Mrs O"Leary's cow kicking over a lantern? But that is an urban myth... isn't it? For more see…

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Added by Tom Hendricks on May 23, 2011 at 9:40am — No Comments

Poems Written in May 2011

Poems written during May of 2011 [poem notes in brackets like this]

POEMS
1. [My version of an Haiku by Issa ]
a world of suffering
and yet... and yet...
the flower opens -
breathtakingly!!!
2. ['Fraid of Ghosts? then read on]
Usually we listen
to materializing ghosts
but this one rambled
with nothing to say.
soon being startled
was replaced by…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on May 18, 2011 at 11:34am — No Comments

Musea E-mail Club #580 Erik's Book of Art Questions

Musea E-mail Club #580:  Erik Peterson's Book Of Art Questions

Saturday in the mail, I got 12 copies of a book made and printed by my nephew, Erik Peterson.  The title is  "I Don't Dumb Down, So Please Wise Up."  
Sound familiar?  
Those who have seen my weekly art contest, recognize that phrase. It's me warning my audience, that the art questions in the contest are not easy, with a subplot that education is good!
Erik has picked 12 of those art…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on May 16, 2011 at 10:36am — No Comments

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