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Loose Confederation Musea E-mail Club #497

LOOSE CONFEDERATION of ADVOCATES



There is a growing LOOSE CONFEDERATION of people in the art and media revolution. There are many artists, advocates, and advocacy groups, that cover the problems of a specific type of art. And some, like myself see the problem as endemic of all arts and media.



Some of these leaders know of the other leaders, some of us have even worked with each other to bring about changes. But whether by ourselves, or within our specific interests, or as… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on January 1, 2010 at 10:02am — No Comments

Musea Art Contest Last of the Year

The answer to, and winner (if any) for,

our last contest question of:



This film remake of Shakespeare's The Tempest, has Ariel played

by a ROBOT! Name it.



IS

Forbidden Planet with Robby the Robot, from 1956! Note the great music!

When I was a kid I had a robot. Wind it up and it said:

"I'm Robby the Robot, Mechanical man, guide me and stir me, wherever you can!"



Winner is pending!

The rest of you need to "Oil up on your… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on December 30, 2009 at 11:03am — No Comments

Hits Just Keep Coming (Musea E-mail Club #496)

Dear Reader,



Christmas week and time to celebrate. Here are the latest additions to the world's first all world music list, the BIG LIST - The net is the world's jukebox and here is the first best list of those songs and videos (most new some new to most of us). I guarantee that all of these are great music and great fun. Listees and Listeners both - help me help promote all these fine talents. It's not a CD its a new paradigm in music! Pass the word - or the notes! MS = MySpace, YT… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on December 22, 2009 at 10:47am — No Comments

Zinester Quiz for Art Smarts (12.21.09)

The answer to, and winner (if any) for,

our last contest question of:



The actor in the space opera began saying his part:

"Engines on! Countdown begins! 10,9,8,... LINE!"



But seriously though, what FILM invented the countdown?



IS

Countdown was first used by the 1929 German science fiction movie "Die Frau im Mond" by Fritz Lang to increase the drama of the launch sequence of the story's lunar rocket, says wikipedia.



I had no… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on December 21, 2009 at 10:20am — No Comments

Two Last Minute Gifts

Reader,

Here are two small gifts for you. The first is the new issue of Musea,

the second is the Musea Reading Fund, half off of any classic anything!



The new issue of Musea, "Chess Sets" is now up on the Musea website

at musea.us. For Christmas each year, I've tried to write a short story

that fits the season. This year it's the story of Barty, who as a child

loved to draw. The story starts out:



Once while 8 year old Barty was working on a drawing… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on December 18, 2009 at 9:47am — No Comments

Musea Art Contest 12/15/09

The answer to, and winner (if any) for,

our last contest question of:



This noted writer left Russia for America, moved to

Hollywood, met Cecil B. DeMille and became an extra on his film

"King of Kings". There she met and later married another bit player

in the film, before her visa could run out! Name her.



IS

Ayn Rand



I had no winner.

Seems the Fountainhead was dry on this one.



I don’t

dumb down,

so… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on December 15, 2009 at 11:26am — No Comments

Musea E-mail Club #495 NPR Has Some Explaining to Do

NPR, National Public Radio, has some explaining to do.



Finally after many delays, NPR has published its sponsor and donor list for 2008.

There are 45 sponsors that are major music, film, television, media, and publishing companies. Their donations range from under $50 thousand, up to a half a million. Here's the list.

http://www.npr.org/about/annualreports/NPRSponsorsDonors08.pdf



This… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on December 14, 2009 at 9:42am — No Comments

Musea Art Contest 12/7/09

The answer to, and winner (if any) for,

our last contest question of:



This week we have a fashion question.

This shoe developed in the 1830's, is still a hot item

today. Name it.



IS

The plimsoll shoe, or plimsoll. or tennis shoe, or sneaker or

any shoe with canvas upper and a rubber sole.



I had no winner.

Seems the shoe didn't fit!



I don’t

dumb down,

so please

wise up.



Now on to a new… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on December 7, 2009 at 9:51am — No Comments

Chirstmas Issue, Christmas Card, Christmas Carol

Hi Reader,



It's Holiday time and here's a

Christmas Story

Christmas Card

Christmas Carol



My new issue of Musea is out this week. Issue #172 is my annual

Christmas short story. Take a ride with my main character the artist

named Barty and see where it leads!

Send an SASE to me and I'll send you a free copy while they last.



I've also made a Christmas VIDEO greeting card for all my readers.

It has one of my art works as the… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on December 3, 2009 at 9:55am — No Comments

Musea E-mail Club #493 Augmented Reality

This week just a short message.
A reader sent in this url to a post on Augmented Reality - fun stuff and
what's amazing is that the technical aspects of all this are just starting!

http://tinyurl.com/ygue8vo

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

Added by Tom Hendricks on November 26, 2009 at 10:22am — No Comments

Musea Art Contest - Thanksgiving Week

The answer to, and winner (if any) for,

our last contest question of:



The celebrated singer Vikki Carr has sung for five US Presidents.

When she was at the White House during the Ford administration, she

asked the president "What Mexican dish do you like?"

What was his response?



IS

"I like you!" Replied the President.





I had no winner.

It must NOT be him.



I don’t

dumb down,

so please

wise… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on November 23, 2009 at 8:24pm — No Comments

Musea Email Club #492 5TH CD, Facebook, and 2,500 Friends

Dear Reader,



This week its all about in house news.



While I'm working on my annual Christmas Story - this year titled "Chess Sets", I've got some in house news for you.



You can now hear the entire new 5TH CD at hunkasaurus.com. Matthew has

posted it there for all to hear. Go by punch the music button, then the 5th button and listen to any or all of the songs. Let me know what you think. And if you can listen on headphones!



I, as of today, am now… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on November 19, 2009 at 9:10pm — No Comments

Musea Email Club #491 Stuckism

Zine illustrators - this is something for you.



Dear Reader,



This time I'm going to look at the revolution in art and talk about Stuckism.



Stuckism is an international art movement started in Britain in 1999 by Billy Childish and Charles Thomson. It strongely opposes the abuses of modern art. The group's ideas sounded much like my own and I wanted to contact them.



I did. I suggested some of my own work protesting modern art abuses, and I got a couple… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on November 17, 2009 at 10:21am — 2 Comments

Musea E-mail Club #490 Nice Party All

Reader,



Thanks to all who came online for the '5-th' CD release party last Thursday. It was fun to see and talk with many of you.

The CD is now officially out and will be posted back up on the musea.us website within a week or two for anyone anywhere to hear it. For those who want a CD with a collectible cover etc., you can get a copy from me. (I'll be glad to sign it if requested).



For those who missed the party, here is the song line up for the new CD.



1.… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on November 11, 2009 at 11:46am — No Comments

Zinester Quiz for Art Smarts

The answer to, and winner (if any) for,

our last contest question of:



This 1930 groundbreaking book of literary criticism

centers on a list of different types of ambiguity.

Name book and author.



IS

Seven Types of Ambiguity, by William Empson. This for me

was the most sophisticated look at literature I've ever seen.

Definitely a book for the advanced lit lover!



The prize winner was George, from Scarborough Ontario,… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on November 9, 2009 at 9:24am — No Comments

Musea Art Contest 11/2/09

The answer to, and winner (if any) for,

our last contest question of:



Where is the largest zine collection in the world,

and who donated it? There are over 10,000 zines!!!



IS

New York State Library. It was donated by Mike Gunderloy

He founded Factsheet Five in 1982. It became THE magazine

of zine reviews. And a zine explosion followed.



I had no correct answers. Seems ya'll were too busy writing

an intro to your zine, about why your… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on November 2, 2009 at 9:37am — No Comments

Musea E-mail Club #489 World Party Online - You are Invited

Coming November 5th - from 7-9PM:



CD RELEASE PARTY ONLINE for "5-TH" , the 5-th CD from Hunkasaurus and His Pet Dog Guitar on the 5-th of November from 7 - 9 PM CST (Dallas, Texas, USA time) at

HUNKASAURUS.COM



THERE'S MORE:



Because its worldwide, there will be a WORLD PRESS CONFERENCE for anyone in the world, to ask Tom Hendricks (alias Hunkasaurus) anything about post-bands music, or any aspect of the art and media revolution (except for you media that… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on October 30, 2009 at 10:32am — No Comments

Musea Art Contest 10/26/09 Zinesters -test your art smarts

The answer to, and winner (if any) for,

our last contest question of:



Everybody loves board games right? Well apparently not.

Every major ancient civilization created board games

except TWO. Name either one for the prize.



IS

According to the book "Celebrating Board Games" by Chertoff, and Kahn,

is Australian Aborigenes and the Eskimos.



I had no correct answers. Seems ya'll were either too caught up in

nose kissing or boomeranging to… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on October 26, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

Musea Art Contest 10/20/09 Zinesters -test your art smarts

The answer to, and winner (if any) for,

our last contest question of:



Speaking of paintings. This famous gunfighter of the old west

was shot and killed while straightening a picture on the wall.

Name him.



IS

Jesse James.

"After my father (Jesse James) put the revolvers upon the bed he

noticed that a picture on the wall was hanging awry. He placed a chair beneath the picture and stood upon it to straighten it and then he started to brush the… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on October 20, 2009 at 10:08am — No Comments

Musea E-mail Club #488 How much News in that newspaper

Dear Reader,



I've always wanted to take our Dallas daily and see how much of it is hard news. Thankfully someone else has done it for me. Clay Shirky reports on his findings for his hometown paper. Then UTNE does the same experiment. They include photos of the results. Check them out and let me know what you think.



Clay Shirky

http://www.shirky.com/weblog/2009/10/rescuing-the-reporters/



Utne - with… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on October 14, 2009 at 9:10am — No Comments

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