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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

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

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