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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

My 5,000th Art Work:

Musea E-mail Club #521  5,000 Art Work. METEORITE COWBOY BOLO TIE

Readers,  January 11, 2011  I made my 5,000th art work. Though I didn't plan it it is much in the same style as the one at #4,900! But honest, most of my art works are quite colorful. This one is more black and white. I call this style…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on January 29, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Drum Roll Please - Latest Inductees

Readers,  Here are the latest inductees into the  "100 Plust Favorite Music from YOUTUBE and MYSPACE,  BIG LIST - the internet is the world's first jukebox and here are it's first hits - hundreds of #1 quality songs from every corner of the world, with 99% new to you!

Let me know what you think.
(DRUM ROLL PLEASE):
______________________________
Best Two Parter Story Song,  Roy Brown,…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on January 27, 2011 at 7:38pm — No Comments

WMZ art quiz - test your art smarts and good luck - 2nd of the year

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

Believe it or not (according to the magazine Mental Floss / Matt Soniak), there's one disease that has many of the Vampire symptoms such as: it attacks the central nervous system altering moods and behaviors and leads to insomnia. Sufferers become agitated and demented, and they have muscular spasms that can even lead to spitting up blood, spasms that can be triggered by bright lights, mirrors, and strong smells…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on January 25, 2011 at 10:21am — No Comments

WMZ art quiz - test your art smarts

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

This 3-D hologram went on concert tour with a live band last year. Name that star.
IS
Hatsune Miku - and her live performances are quite extraordinary. See:
The winner was Erik, Moscow Idaho.
Seems the rest of you were stuck in 2D on this one.
I don't…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on January 21, 2011 at 10:19pm — No Comments

Poems Written January 2011

Poems Written January 2011

POEMS
1.
Light is a merry prankster
and seldom the real article.
When it dresses up it's a wave.
When it doesn't it's a particle.
2.
Gossip says that she
so feared not being thin
that she would never weigh herself
with her contacts in!
   (name that British Film Star!)
3.
I went down
the Rabbit…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on January 17, 2011 at 8:47pm — No Comments

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

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