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Two Songs About Dallas: Dallas / Pegasus, From LOST TAPES SERIES

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

Two songs about Dallas:  The Lost Tape:  DALLAS (THIS TOWN LIES IN THE FUTURE),  and  PEGAUS  an instrumental saluting the symbol of Dallas.
Dallas  may play a key role in music and the arts of the future. Here are two songs heralding that future.
DALLAS (THIS TOWN LIES IN THE FUTURE) …
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Added by Tom Hendricks on March 25, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

WMZ weekly art contest for fun 3/22/11

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

This children's book author and illustrator was also an accomplished
biologist who was drummed out when she supported the idea of lichen as
being symbiotic algae and fungi. The men scientists couldn't tolerate
such original thinking, let alone from a woman. Name her and her most
famous work
IS:
Beatrix Potter known for The Tale of Peter…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on March 22, 2011 at 10:13am — No Comments

Poems Written Up to the Middle of March

Poems Written up to the middle of March 2011

POEMS
1.
I wrote a novel
of the sea
so realistic
that I insisted
each copy sold
was sopping wet
"Ahoy ye salts
feel the spray!
Ahoy ye salts
get on board!"
2.  (Head brain and Enteric Nervous System)
more and more
it seems to me
we are creatures
of two…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on March 17, 2011 at 8:58am — No Comments

WMZ weekly art contest for fun

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

This fashion historian devised a famous 'fashion cycle' in 1937.  Name him and his law.
IS:
James Laver. Laver's Law first appeared in Taste and Fashion in 1937. His cycle starts with INDECENT = 10 years before its time, and ends with BEAUTIFUL = 150 years after it's time. See the full cycle here:…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on March 16, 2011 at 11:10am — No Comments

National Hiring Day #2 3/15/11

Today March 15, is National Hiring Day #2.

See also - NATIONAL HIRING DAY discussions
The idea is simple:
There is a solution to the jobs problem and it could quickly put hundreds of thousands of people back to work. It is not pro left or right. It is not from any corporation, it's outside the government control, it's totally voluntary, and helps all with little sacrifice from…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on March 15, 2011 at 9:36am — No Comments

First Official Pop Lit Story Opening Contest

THE FIRST OFFICIAL POP LIT STORY OPENING CONTEST

is now underway at
 
200 words max
story openings only
one entry per writer
 
Do the entries grab the reader from the first words? 
Do they leave you wanting more?
 
THAT's the criteria.
If you can do better, post an…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on March 8, 2011 at 11:09am — No Comments

WMZ Art Contest 3/8/11

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

This female artist was quoted as saying, "They never raised a statue to a critic!" Name her.
IS:
Dancer Martha Graham.  The same sentiment was also said by composer Jean Sibelius
I had no eligible winners. Seems there are no statues for contestants this week either!
I don't dumb down, so please wise up!
Now on to a new Q.: Win a copy of my NEW cd CALLED ‘30′! –…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on March 8, 2011 at 11:02am — No Comments

Media is part of the Jobs Problem Musea E-mail Club #524

Readers, we have a serious unemployment problem in this country. The best solutions, such as National Hiring Day (called by Musea), or One Job For America suggest corporate responsibility as part of the solution.

That is something that the media refuses to talk about. They talk about individuals and the job problem, or the government reaction to the job problem, but hardly ever corporate responsibility in the job problem. Here is some discussion on the issue.  More on my blog…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on March 5, 2011 at 9:15am — No Comments

Poems Written Late February 2011

Poems Written near the end of February 2011

POEMS
1.
in meditation
we rise up
like a dew drop
under the sun
2.
Behind that cliff
I imagine
10,000 birds
on the wing
3. [Nonsense verse]
There is a wild and mysticated wood
haunted by phantom familiars
that stalk the ether that sometimes lodges
in the fragrance of certain…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on March 3, 2011 at 8:40pm — No Comments

WMZ Art Contest 3/2/11

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

Here is a series. The question is what comes next in the series. Clue
it has to do with something in the arts.
Kansas City, New Orleans, El Paso, _____?
IS:
Clarksville.  The series was of song titles that reached #1, that mention the names of cities in their title. Kansas City by Wilbert Harrison, The Battle of New Orleans by Johnny Horton, El Paso by Marty Robbins, and…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on March 2, 2011 at 9:45am — No Comments

Melnaie Pruit's Oscar Wrap Up

Musea is pleased to continue its annual tradition to repost the Oscar Wrap Up of Melanie Pruit.  Enjoy.

Okay, so last year, I sat in the tutoring lab at school and tried to compose my Oscar wrap during the down time before my class. Unfortunately, there were three emergency drills that day (for lack of a better term), and it was cold and wet and nasty outside, so with all the starts and stops, I didn’t think I would ever get through it. This year, I played it smart and wrote while I…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on February 28, 2011 at 9:19am — No Comments

Letter Response from the zine Musea to Project Censored

Mickey Huff
Associate Professor of History
Director, Project Censored/Media Freedom Foundation
Diablo Valley College
Mr. Huff,
You Wrote to me and said:
"I am open to having you submit a list of what you believe to be the most significant issues in the arts vis a vis censorship for our review and will look into creating…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on February 24, 2011 at 6:07pm — No Comments

Musea's National Hiring Day / One Job For America

Readers,

You have all heard of me talking about National Hiring Day a LOT.
For two months I've been telling Huffington Post about National Hiring Day #1 scheduled for Jan. 2011, and #2  for March 15 2011. See Huffington comments Tom Hendricks. There are over 250 comments by me, most about National Hiring Day.
Now I've read a blog by Carla Emil calling for the same thing under a different title
"One Job for America".…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on February 18, 2011 at 11:37am — No Comments

Poems Written Early February 2011

Poems Written Early February  2011

POEMS
1.
Pound! Pound! Pound!
"Open the door -
The Moon's trying to get in!"
2.
birds fly over
the bridge
3. (Kid's poem)
Climb up the ladder.
Climb up the tree.
Swing on a branch.
Cling like a leaf.  
4. (Readymade - this is a word for word, 4 line poem, copied from a single prose line
in a Doc…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on February 14, 2011 at 12:05pm — No Comments

Musea Art Contest for Valentine's Day

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

June 15, 1965 - what a day in history for FOLK ROCK. Two of the most
classic of all time folk rock songs were finalized on that day in the
same studio by the same producer for first a single artist, then a
duo. Name the two songs and their performers, and for extra credit the
record producer
IS:
Tom Wilson, after the recording session for Bob Dylan's…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on February 14, 2011 at 10:38am — No Comments

Musea E-mail Club #522  NPR Music Conflict of Interest. Readers,  Here are two examples on my blog, of NPR conflict of interest. I have 57 of these screen grabs saved - each shows an artist featured …

Musea E-mail Club #522  NPR Music Conflict of Interest.

Readers,  Here are two examples on my blog, of NPR conflict of interest. I have 57 of these screen grabs saved - each shows an artist featured by NPR on the left, and a sponsored ad for the same artist on the right.
56th Example:  Gregg Allman
57th Example: Iron and Wine
See both at
Seems that when you pay…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on February 8, 2011 at 9:52am — No Comments

WMZ Art Contest 2/5/11

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

This modern classic novel, first published in 1988 has the world record for most translated book by a living author with 67 languages. It has sold 65 million copies in 150 countries. What's "novel" about it is the author's online selling strategy. He posts free copies of it. This seems to spur sales like crazy! Name the author and bestseller AND publishers take note!
IS:
"The Alchemist" by…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on February 5, 2011 at 10:07am — No Comments

the LOST TAPES - Happy Music , two versions

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

The Happy Flea  - two versions, one keyboard, one jazz combo.
Can music MAKE you happy, this is as close as I can come to composing music that's  so filled with joy. Sounds like a day off!  Let me know what you think!
The Happy Flea (keyboard version)
The Happy Flea Part…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on February 4, 2011 at 11:34am — No Comments

Poems written late January 2011

Poems Written Late January 2011

POEMS
1.
Three young detectives
dedicated sleuths,
searching through the mansion
for telltale clues.
Searched the attic
up the rickety stairs.
Searched the 2nd floor
and every bedroom there.
Searched the ground floor
and the basement too.
Dank smells
but no clues.
Then floats a feather
as a…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on February 1, 2011 at 9:05pm — No Comments

Musea Extra: National Hiring Day

"Why would national hiring day be news? And who is behind it? These are questions that would be asked before NPR would report on it. Just doesn't seem like anything they would cover. "  NPR Ombudsman.

"Well why didn't they ask?" - Tom Hendricks
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Musea, my 18 year old zine, suggested the idea of a National Hiring Day. Here was the official announcement:
Musea E-mail Club #518 - (Originally Posted…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on January 31, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

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