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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

WMZ weekly art quiz - test your art smarts - from Musea Zine

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

Being the week of Mother's Day, Where is the American Art Masterpiece, Whisler's Mother?
IS:
At the Musée d'Orsay in Paris. Bet you thought for sure it would be in the US, as it's such an iconic American painting! The painter's title is "Arrangement in Grey and Black" It was painted in 1871.
We had no winners, seems y'all were whisling in the dark on this one!
I don't dumb…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on May 10, 2011 at 10:05am — No Comments

The LOST TAPES: Skating (waltz)

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

SKATING  (waltz)
This is probably the best instrumental waltz I've written. 
The band is me.
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Tom Hendricks 
for ALL the LOST TAPES go to musea.us or to my blog…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on May 7, 2011 at 10:15pm — No Comments

Full Moon, my version of a poem by Walter De la Mare

Full Moon
(my version of a poem by Walter De la Mare)
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One night as I lay fast asleep
into my drowsy eyes
a great white light began to creep
from the evening skies
It was the nearby Moon for whom
I raised my dreamy head
Her surge of beams filled the pane
and flowed across my bed
So for a while I gazed at her
and she gazed back at…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on May 1, 2011 at 9:21pm — No Comments

WMZ weekly art quiz - test your art smarts - from Musea Zine

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

This painter noted for his colorful works said, "I've been 40 years
discovering that the queen of all colors was black." Name him.
IS:
Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir.
The winner is Loki from France. Seems the rest of you were working with a limited palette! 
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 April 25, 2011 at 11:54am — No Comments

Musea E-mail Club #527 Background Vocals

My Musea weekly art contest always gets some great responses. The current winner was Loki from France, who also commented on the Hunkasaurus recordings -

Keep-up the good work, my compliments to the arranger of several of your post-band pieces, I found the voicing between the many lines of guitar and voices very interesting. Cheers.
Loki,  I'm glad to hear you like that.  These recordings are the collaboration of me doing all the guitar and vocals, and my musical engineer…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on April 22, 2011 at 10:46am — No Comments

WMZ art quiz - test your art smarts

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

This major major rock group had an accordion player. Name that rock and roll group and its accordion player.
IS:
Bill Haley and The Comets. The accordion player was Johnny Grande. Here's a cool photo. http://www.rockabillyhall.com/Extra.html#grande
I had no eligible winners. Seems y'all didn't THINK around the clock…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on April 16, 2011 at 9:36pm — No Comments

Poems Written in Early April

Poems Written During Early April 2011

POEMS  
There are some Moon poems here. Someday I'd like to do a collection of all my Moon poems.
1.
Some nights
   are dark
and some have
   a Moon
2.  The Woman's Lament
the petals
of the flowers
he gave me
are falling
3.
this umbrella
is stuffed with wind!
4.
Mother and…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on April 15, 2011 at 11:19am — No Comments

Small Deal is a big Aggravation when Corporations can't admit being wrong

Readers,

My sister and I both have a guilty pleasure of watching Celebrity Apprentice and then comparing notes.  Sunday, after watching for almost two hours - the climax of the show was coming up - the culmination of two hours invested in watching - and THEN -
NBC local affiliate in Dallas, Channel 5, broke in with a tornado warning. The weather man gave a warning about a possible tornado, then repeated it over and over, and played around with graphics for about 10 minutes.…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on April 11, 2011 at 10:19am — No Comments

Musea Art Contest 4/3/11

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

There is a superstition that this at the end of a movie title, is bad luck at the box office. Name it.
IS:
A question mark (?). For example, the film
"Who Framed Roger Rabbit" doesn't have one at the end.
I had no eligible winners. Seems y'all needed an answer mark on this one!
I don't dumb down, so please wise up!
Now on to a new Q.: Win a copy of my…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on April 4, 2011 at 10:58am — No Comments

Poems - up to the end of March

Poems Written up to the end of March 2011

POEMS
1.
Matisse and the Fauves
   did for color
What Picasso and Braque
   did for form.
2.
though I
live alone
I still own
two chairs
3.
a late supper
alone in the cafe
clink go glasses
in another booth
4.
paper dolls
holding…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on March 29, 2011 at 10:45am — No Comments

The Fashion Issue - Musea #179

Readers,

Musea Issue #179 (Feb/Mar/Apri, The FASHION ISSUE is out on print AND on the Musea website*. Not only does the cover have a wonderful starlet photo of a real beauty (she is a fashion plate - what a dish!), but the inside has over 40 fashion drawings with all kinds of new fashion ideas.  Check it out and dress appropriately! Send an SASE to me for a free copy.
* Sorry but only the print version has the illustrations.
Tom Hendricks 
(editor of…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on March 27, 2011 at 9:57pm — No Comments

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