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The Lost Tapes: 2 Versions of TREAT ME NICE to celebrate Elvis

The LOST TAPES series. (Music from the 80's and 90's refound.)

TREAT ME NICE,  to salute Elvis's birthday, here are two 1-guitar versions of his classic. The first is the LOST TAPE version from the 80/90's.  Then compare it with my later 2nd studio version in the Post-Bands version of recent years.  Let me know your favorite version.
THE LOST TAPES VERSION - TREAT ME NICE (from the 80's)…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on January 15, 2011 at 6:49pm — No Comments

WMZ art quiz - test your art smarts and good luck - first of the year

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

This sci-fi writer was refused entry into the US by an immigration officer until he explained the ending to a classic sci-fi movie based on his work. Name the author and the movie.
IS
Arthur C. Clarke and the film was 2001 with its enigmatic ending.
We had no winners, seems my readers were stuck in line on this one.
I don't dumb down, so please wise up!
Now on…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on January 12, 2011 at 10:40am — No Comments

David McGhee Box Office Concert Photo (Musea E-mail Club #520)

Musea Readers,

December 28th of last year, photographer David McGhee came out to photograph me playing my, world's only,  Box Office Concerts  at the Inwood Theater.
I had admired David's photography through Facebook, and invited him to take photos. He took a LOT of digital shots from every angle. I have seen a few, and each one I like more than the last. The last one I've seen is this one.  I love it. See what you think.…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on January 7, 2011 at 10:58am — No Comments

Poems Written in Late December 2010

Poems Written in late December 2010

POEMS
1.
[This is also notable for me for being my 7,700 poem ]
The flayed swaying rope
dangling from the tower
no longer tolls a bell.
Instead at night
there's a low low fluttering
from the wings of bats.
2.
"The Glittering And Vast
Hall of Fate"
said the sign
on the shiny brass door.
I expected…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on January 4, 2011 at 10:44am — No Comments

WMZ art quiz - test your art smarts and good luck - first of the year

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

This con man probably sold more NYC architecture THAT WAS PUBLIC PROPERTY than just about anyone. "Have I Got a Bridge for YOU! Clue: He died in Sing Sing Prison in 1936 where he was a favorite of the guards and other inmates for the stories he could tell. 
IS
George Parker known for selling the Brooklyn Bridge hundreds of times between 1890 and 1928.
We had no winners, seems my…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on January 3, 2011 at 10:48am — No Comments

The Lost Tapes Series THE WALTZ OF THE SPRITES (keyboard piece)

The LOST TAPES series. (Music from the 80's and 90's refound.)

SPRITE. (the waltz of the sprites) Short original bagatelle (keyboard piece) to start off the NEW YEAR - may it be a notable year of music for all.  
Tom Hendricks 
for all the LOST TAPES go to musea.us or to my blog…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on January 1, 2011 at 8:27pm — No Comments

Christmas - Zinester Christmas Original Instrumental

Happy Holidays all,
Christmas Instrumental - original by Hunkasaurus and Pet Dog Guitar.
Tom Hendricks 
(editor of the 18 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 December 23, 2010 at 8:51am — No Comments

Poems Written in December

Poems Written in December 2010

Let me know what you think specially if you have a favorite here.

 

POEMS

1.

On the hour

the sweet smelling

antique shop

chimes ...

Then the clocks

go back to sleep.

 

2.

Back to nature

and the pathless wood.

 

3.

This type of mosquito

infects you with joy!

After the sting

you laugh and laugh!

4. (perfect for…

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Added by Tom Hendricks on December 20, 2010 at 9:55pm — No Comments

Zinester's LOST Tapes (80's and 90s recordings) Bach or Hendricks

The LOST TAPES series.

Bach or Hendricks?

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

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

 

Well it's pretty clear its not Bach - just not the sophisticated technical talent of Bach. It's more simple with a lot of melody. And note there's more joy in this very very short piece, than most Bach keyboard…

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Added by Tom Hendricks on December 18, 2010 at 8:55pm — No Comments

WMZ art quiz - test your art smarts and good luck

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

My favorite art questions are those that combine more than one type of art. This director not only won an Oscar for his classic children's short film, but he invented one of our most popular board games (1957). Name this notable director and game player. (And for extra stars his film and board game.)

IS

Albert Lamorisse. He invented the 'world domination' board game Risk, AND he won an Oscar…

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Added by Tom Hendricks on December 15, 2010 at 10:38am — No Comments

Poems Written the Last of November

Recent Poems written near the end of November 2010.

POEMS

1.

Think of Job's

first child

and drink a toast

to the innocent

2.

When I'm naked

I'm embarrassed.

When I'm clothed

I itch.

3.

Here in an easy chair

I'm thinking of buildings.

Some need windows

more than others.

Airports have rows

with people looking out

ready to travel

beyond the…

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Added by Tom Hendricks on December 9, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments

WMZ art quiz - test your art smarts and good luck this week

The answer to, and winner (if any) for, our last contest question of:
This astronomical discovery, one of the biggest scientific discoveries of the last century, wasn't first announced in a scientific journal like almost all big discoveries, but in the NYT in the November 23, 1924 paper.
Name this big discovery and it's discoverer.
IS
The discovery of galaxies beyond the Milky Way by Edwin Hubbell
From the NYT article "Finds Spiral Nebulae Are…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on December 8, 2010 at 10:19am — No Comments

Zinester's LOST TAPES : Two "Stories" band/post band versions

The LOST TAPES (series) . This time around we have two versions of the original song STORIES
Stories (80's version - full band)
Stories (Post-Bands version - Hunkasaurus and His Pet Dog Guitar 5 CD set)


Compare the old band style with the new…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on December 5, 2010 at 7:56pm — No Comments

Musea E-mail Club #518 National Hiring Day Jan 17.11

Musea, Zine is calling for a National HIRING DAY. This is a day that corporations are encouraged to hire new employees. The day suggested is Monday JANUARY 17, 2011. Corporations are called on to put patriotism ahead of profits and help their country in hard times.


If you are out of work, pass this on, if you know people out of work pass this on, if you want to help those out of work, pass this on.


Tom Hendricks
(editor of the 18 year…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on December 3, 2010 at 11:03am — No Comments

WMZ art quiz - test your art smarts and good luck

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


The ancient Persians practiced "Cloud Art". What is Cloud Art?


IS
Cloud art or Ebru is the art of marbling - that wonderful book design technique used for inside book covers on very expensive books. Paints float on a watery paste, then paper is placed on top and printed.


We had no winners, seems your answers were…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on November 30, 2010 at 10:27am — No Comments

The LOST TAPES (80's recordings) Soul Searchin' (bebop)

The LOST TAPES
This time around from the 80's, is an original bebop instrumental recording. I play the keyboards. This is pretty raucous stuff for some - others I hope will get into it. Imagine a smoky dark club... and then -
SOUL SEARCHING


Tom Hendricks
for all the LOST TAPES go to musea.us or to my blog.
for…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on November 27, 2010 at 11:27pm — No Comments

Lost Tapes : Spanish Melody part one and two

LOST TAPES: Two original guitar pieces in the Spanish classical style.


The SPANISH MELODY (part one).
The SPANISH MELODY (part two)


The SPANISH MELODY part one.
This first is the lost tape. It's a…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on November 23, 2010 at 10:10am — No Comments

WMZ art quiz - test your art smarts and good luck

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


Love the Beatles! Don't you? So here's another Fab question. In the Shea Stadium concert in 1965 there were, in separate places, two girls that would later each become a Beatle wife. Name these two fans attending the NYC concert?


IS
Linda Eastman who married Paul, and Barbara Bach who married Ringo.
We had no winners, seems your answers weren't…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on November 22, 2010 at 11:35am — No Comments

RocketBoom turns Musea poem into a Youtube video

RocketBoom Daily, one of the largest youtube channels, has turned one of my very very short poems (a quatro) into a video! AND it's read in the video by RocketBoom host and youtube celebrity Molly , known by her youtube name MEme MOLLY
What a BIG TREAT for me. Can you imagine any poem getting over 10,000 readers in about 24 hours!!!???? AND being read by MEme Molly!
See the video at…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on November 19, 2010 at 10:14am — No Comments

Recent Poetry 11/17/10

Poems Written in Early November.
Find one you like - let me know.
The first is my favorite, but also note how passionate the work of St. Augustine is. Even this chapter of his biography really makes the middle ages come alive. The verse is ALMOST word for word of the translation of the text.
BTW The Victorian is red brick! - Tom




POEMS
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The little girl
was poor and yet
glad for…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on November 17, 2010 at 9:51am — No Comments

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