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NPR Musical Challenge - Zinesters add your voice.

Music lover Please Send this E-mail to the addresses listed.

I am challenging NPR to a music challenge, "Trendy versus Indy", my Big LIst of 200 songs versus ANY 200 songs from them. This is the biggest music challenge in history!!! Help support this fun music…

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Added by Tom Hendricks on March 10, 2010 at 9:35pm — No Comments

Pruit's Oscar Wrap Up (musea E-mail Club #503

Here is Musea’s annual Oscar wrap up from Melanie Pruit. (It is long so after the "intermission' click on the link for the rest.)



So history was made last night at the Oscars, not only with the selection of the first ever female winner for Best Director (Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker), but also the first time…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on March 8, 2010 at 5:29pm — No Comments

WMZ art quiz - test your art smarts

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


Just about a year ago to the day (give or take less than a week) the world saw an auction of an artists possessions that garnered a little under one half of a BILLION dollars. Yes BILLION with a "B". And this, as you remember was during the year when everyone had lost their money and banks were being bailed out. This was the largest auction of any private individual ever seen. Name the artist. Good…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on March 8, 2010 at 10:23am — No Comments

Grand Sweep (instrumental release from 5 CD Set

Hunkasaurus and His Pet Dog Guitar in POST BANDS instrumental from 5 CD Set

Added by Tom Hendricks on March 7, 2010 at 7:18pm — No Comments

WMZ art quiz - test your art smarts

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

This artist spent just about 50 years on two DOORS! (or two sets of doors). Name the artist.

IS

Lorenzo Ghiberti for the Baptistry of Florence.…

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Added by Tom Hendricks on March 2, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

Tips for Musicians

TEN Plus TIPS FOR MUSICIANS 1 Try to stand out, not fit in. Your goal should not be to sound like everyone else. If you are not doing something that is the world's first in music - then ask yourself, "Why not? Show some courage. Do something new. Find your own…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on February 24, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

Zinester weekly quiz

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

This English fair began in 1133, and it was such fun, and such a big hit that they kept it going each year for, oh, say, 722 years! Name it.

IS

Bartholomew Fair, held in West Smithfield, London.

Fo/mo/info…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on February 22, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

WMZ art quiz - test your art smarts

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

This record features both the Father of Country Music and the Father of Jazz. Name it.

IS

Blue Yodel #9, one of the pioneering records by the Father of Country Music Jimmie Rodgers, with horn by the Father of Jazz, Satchmo Armstrong.…

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Added by Tom Hendricks on February 17, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

WMZ art quiz - test your art smarts

The answer to, and winner (if any) for, our last contest question of: OK Let's see how you do on this one. It's the most common word in the world. Name it.

IS

OK.

I even gave you the answer in the question!

We STILL had no correct answers. For more on "OK", the big world…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on February 10, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

New Issue of Musea Now printed, distributed, and on net. Interrogation!

Reader,



The new issue of Musea, #173 for Feb/Mar is out in print and at the regular stops that include The MAC, The Inwood, Half Priced Books - the main store, Paperbacks Plus, and Curiosities.…

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Added by Tom Hendricks on February 8, 2010 at 10:08am — No Comments

Zinester weekly quiz

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

our last contest question of:



This mid 19th century trapeze artist is today known for dance clothes! Name the dance clothes he's known for. Clue there is a classic song all about him.



IS

Leotards worn by Jules Leotard. He is also the subject of the song, "The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze". For a great version of the song see "It Happened One Night" bus scene.



We had no winners seems your brains were up… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on February 2, 2010 at 10:48am — No Comments

Q and A with NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman (Musea E-mail Club #500

This effects all zinesters too.



Rocco Landesman, the Chairman of the NEA, National Endowments for the arts, was a guest on the Diane Rehm Show 1/25/10. The guest host was Susan Page. I emailed a comment, Page read it, and Landesman answered it. Here's the exchange



Susan Page: Here is a question you may like less well. It's from Tom... It's an email from Tom Hendricks who identifies himself as the editor of the web magazine Musea and he says,



"The NEA should get… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on January 28, 2010 at 8:41pm — No Comments

WMZ art quiz - test your art smarts

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

our last contest question of:



This giant hit song was the first real smash to use the pitch correction software. Name it. Good Luck!



IS

Cher's 1998 mega hit "Believe". It sold over 10 million, hit number one on the charts and made her the oldest female artist at 52 to reach #1.

She didn't need the pitch correction or auto tune, but when the bonehead record execs wanted her to dump the cool effect, she refused. Sadly… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on January 26, 2010 at 11:27am — No Comments

Zinester Art Quiz for 1/19/10

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

our last contest question of:



Gustav Holst composed a suite for the Planets. I think I'll do my version (for the sake of this question). In my version I am going to arrange the pieces in the order of each planet's discovery. The first five planets

are the ones the ancients knew: Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn.

I'm done with those five parts of my suite. Now the question is, 'What planet is next in my musical… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on January 19, 2010 at 10:08am — No Comments

Musea Art Contest 1/14/10

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

our last contest question of:



During the early '80's this was the first university level course on comedy writing! Name the University and the course.

Note the final exam was a performance before an audience!



IS

Humor Writing at the Ohio University. The course was created by Professor Mel Helitzer.



I had no correct answers. Seems y'all missed the punch line on this one.



I don’t

dumb… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on January 14, 2010 at 8:48pm — No Comments

Now It's Your Turn (E-mail Club #499)

I've said plenty over the years. It's time to hear from you.



By doing nothing you, reader, support the status quo. You encourage the bad radio and the generic rock on it, you encourage more formula TV and sequel films, you block any change in theater, dance, or the visual arts, you prevent fair reviews for all artists, and keep at bay just about any thing progressive in the arts. You support the worst of corporate art and oppose the best of the independent artists in every kind of… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on January 10, 2010 at 8:42pm — No Comments

War With the Cartoon Characters

War with the Cartoon Characters



We as a people had had enough!

"Let's try as a jury and also a judge

all the cartoon 2D bunch;

rope them and their shenanigans,"

shouted the crowd, every one.



"Time to be serious when things are dark,

time to go to work and pull a plow,

time to clean up after those who draw."



The characters in concert said, "Phooey to that!"

and sent raspberries to all in earshot

and drew up multiple musical… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on January 7, 2010 at 9:18pm — No Comments

Project Censored Top Ten News Stories

Reader,

Project Censored has an annual report where they tell of those main news stories that did not get the coverage they deserved. Here is this year's list.
http://www.indyweek.com/gyrobase/Content?oid=oid%3A407460


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

Added by Tom Hendricks on January 6, 2010 at 10:24am — No Comments

Zinester Quiz for Art Smarts 1/5/10

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

our last contest question of:



There is one Mother Goose rhyme that is written in Limerick form. Name it!



IS

Hickory Dickory Dock. It's in the aabba limerick form



I had no eligible winners. Hickory Dickory NOT!



I don’t

dumb down,

so please

wise up.



Now on to a new Q.:



Win a copy of

my NEW cd CALLED ‘30′! - (first anti-band CD) or

my NEWER cd CALLED… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on January 5, 2010 at 10:17am — No Comments

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