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WMZ art quiz - test your art smarts and good luck

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


18th century France. Long skirts for women have ballooned out to over 8 feet wide. This led to some house design innovation to accommodate the new fashion in skirts. Name it.


IS
French Doors. They are paired doors that open from the center out for double the room to enter.
We had no winners, seems y'all lost the key.


I don't…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on November 15, 2010 at 3:46pm — No Comments

LOST TAPES Angel , by Tony Baugh (1989) Post-bands music at it's best

LOST TAPES series. (Some of my lost, then found, recordings from the eighties and nineties in all genres ).


ANGEL by Anthony Baugh


This time I feature another favorite from my 80's co-op record company, 12 By 12.
It's a simple basic guitar and voice song, AND it's pretty much simply perfect.
From Tom's Favorites from 12 By…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on November 12, 2010 at 10:46am — No Comments

WMZ weekly art contest for fun

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


This legendary tap dancer practiced so much that he went through 20-30 pairs of shoes a year. Name that tap dancer.


IS
Bill "Bojangles" Robinson.
Video sample "Last Public Appearance" http://tinyurl.com/2wmppud
This is a very touching short video. Check it out.


We had no…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on November 8, 2010 at 11:23am — No Comments

LOST TAPES The Signal

LOST TAPES series. (Some of my lost, then found, recordings from the eighties and nineties in all genres ). This time we feature the instrumental:


"THE SIGNAL" .


Lots of rhythm in this 2+ minute instrumental.


When I'm just playing my Pet Dog Guitar, it's pretty hard to spotlight just the rhythm. That's what…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on November 6, 2010 at 7:28pm — No Comments

Reclining Woman, 4,900 Artwork

Most readers know about my music and writings, but little about my artworks. This post celebrates one of my latest works. I hope you enjoy it.


Late at night on October 29th and into the 30th 2010, I finished my 4,900 art work.
(For a photo of the work, see this email or if not there, go to the Musea blog:


The title is RECLINING WOMAN. It is not…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on November 3, 2010 at 11:30am — 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:
Place - Washington metro station. Time 2007. This world renown musician played for 45 minutes. Only 6 people stopped to listen and tips amounted to $32. His biggest fan was a 3 year old boy. Two days before he had sold out a theater of seats averaging $100 each. AND the musical instrument he was playing was worth 3.5 million. Name the incognito subway performer.


IS
Joshua…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on November 3, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

LOST TAPES: Strings

Here is the latest LOST TAPE. This one features the song "STRINGS" and was written for a small string orchestra. It is one of my more beautiful melodies.




What did you think?


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for all the LOST TAPES go to musea.us or to my blog.
for the other 5 cd's go to…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on November 1, 2010 at 8:16pm — No Comments

Poems Written the Last of October 2010

Poems written the last of October 2010


POEMS:
1.
Hurricane and Tornado
met on the shore
for the championship bout.
-
Round ONE went to land.
Round TWO went to sea.
Round THREE and they each
knocked the other out!
2.
To test their mettle
they devised a game.
Each boy would shoot
ten arrows in a row.
The one that…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on October 29, 2010 at 11:05am — 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:
"What shocked him into this new technique was a brilliantly colored dress and the sight of one of his pictures standing on its side." "Dictionary of Modern Painting." Name the artist and the new type of painting/art.


IS
Wassily Kandinsky, the year was 1910, and the new type of art was abstract or non representational art.


I had no correct eligible answers.…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on October 26, 2010 at 11:24am — No Comments

Couplet of FEAR!!!! Halloween Poem Video

Yes - poems can be SCARY!!!!



Tom Hendricks
(editor of the 17 year old zine Musea)

Added by Tom Hendricks on October 25, 2010 at 10:06am — No Comments

LOST TAPES "Love is Forever" Mosteller/Loehr

This LOST TAPE* features a song that is AS GOOD AS MUSIC GETS!


This song compares well to any song or song performance from ANYONE ANYWHERE.
I can brag on it because it is by some very talented people that I was lucky to have on my eighties record company, 12 BY 12.
Song is LOVE IS FOREVER, sung by Alayna Mosteller, with piano accompaniment by the composer of the song, Scott Jacob Loehr.
The song is from 1984 and was featured as one of the…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on October 23, 2010 at 11:04am — No Comments

Zinester and NPR have Facebook Exchange

Musea E-mail Club #516. While I'm typing this a conversation is going on on Facebook between me and NPR. Here's a recap. I encourage readers to join in with your comments.


NPR MUSIC
article name: Elton John And Leon Russell Reunite On "The Union"


Tom Hendricks said
Do others notice that on the NPR page there are revolving sponsor ads, and one that pops up with this is…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on October 20, 2010 at 11:30am — 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:


American Indians borrowed one pastime from White society. And almost every North American tribe picked it up. Name this pastime.
IS
Playing Cards, and gambling.
I had no correct eligible answers. Seems y'all were barred from the casino!


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 October 18, 2010 at 10:20am — No Comments

The LOST TAPES two by Beethoven/Hendricks (editor of zine Musea)

The LOST TAPES. Here are two pieces built on Beethoven Classics. Both composed and played by me. The first is a lost tape, the second is a recent video. Let me hear what you think.




FRACTURED BEETHOVEN. One of the Late 80's LOST TAPES. My version of Ode to Joy melody in Beethoven's ninth symphony. Piano. This was HARD to play! (Note takes about 5 seconds to load).…


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Added by Tom Hendricks on October 15, 2010 at 12:19pm — No Comments

future of books - Musea E-mail Club #515

Before I begin with The Future of Books, this in house announcement - the new issue of MUSEA #177 is now on the musea.us website. PLUS we have a link to all the LOST TAPES (note the first song on the list, Walking in the Field, does not work, never has).


FUTURE OF BOOKS


What's happening to books? Is movable type a 550 year old fad that's about to end?


Here's the main stages of books and printing so…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on October 13, 2010 at 10:50am — No Comments

Recent Poems - October 2010

Recent Poems since 9/15.
Let me know what you think.


POEMS
1.
the elephants
that circle the vase
go round and round
but stay in place.
2.
Lines
etched into her palm
like a tattoo
when she was born.
3.
I asked the computer
"Can you think?
Give me an educated guess."


His innards…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on October 11, 2010 at 9:17pm — 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 popular toy car sold more cars, 457,000,in 2008 than any car manufacturer in the US. Name that toy.


IS
The Cozy Coupe. The toy car was first sold in 1979, and still a massive seller, even better than the TOY-ota. For more on the little cars, see…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on October 11, 2010 at 10:41am — No Comments

Zinester Lost Tapes: History of Rock and Roll part one and two

The LOST TAPES.


Here's something different. This is a recording of me reciting my poem
THE HISTORY OF ROCK AND ROLL - Parts One and Two.
With Pet Dog Guitar accompaniment. Done in the BEATS performance poetry style. More fun than great acting - I assure you! Let me hear what you think.
___________________________


Listen to this link, as you read along…


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Added by Tom Hendricks on October 8, 2010 at 10:47am — 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:
What happens in 802,701 A.D.?
IS
The Time Machine Traveller, goes into the future and lands in the land of Eloi and Morlocks. This from H.G. Wells book The Time Machine.
Congratulations to our Winner, David from San Jose California!
Seems the rest of you took a U-turn in the wayback machine!
I don't dumb down, so please wise up!
Now on to a new Q.: Win a…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on October 6, 2010 at 10:52am — No Comments

The LOST Tapes

THE LOST TAPES.


My webmaster Matthew sent me an email that said look at this website:
http://www.archive.org/web/web.php . It's the WAYBACK MACHINE.


I typed in a now long gone web address of Musea, and it retrieved a YEAR BY YEAR archived history of the site. There were pages saved from 1998 - 2008.


Here's the fun part. I clicked on a few of the old sites and…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on October 2, 2010 at 7:42pm — No Comments

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