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Musea Art Contest 7/21/09 Test your art smarts.

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

our last contest question of:



These 15 major complexes remained the largest buildings in North America until the 19th century. Name this complex of buildings.



IS

The complex of the Pueblo Peoples in the Chaco Culture National Historical Park in the Four Corners region of the US. These complexes were the center of culture for the Pueblos between AD 900 and 1150. Many of the buildings are believed to be observatories marking… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on July 21, 2009 at 10:05am — No Comments

Musea E-mail club #479 : Why We Sleep - a hypothesis

Readers,

This week is something different. I usually talk about some aspect of the arts and media, but this time my subject is science - specifically sleep, and a possible reason why we sleep. My ideas on sleep are certainly novel ideas. But you will also find a lot of casual evidence to support them in studies posted on the internet. I have put his essay on a science newsgroup, and I'm reposting it here. If these ideas are true, they may point the way to some important discoveries… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on July 16, 2009 at 10:25am — No Comments

Musea Art Contest 7/8/09 Test your art smarts.

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

our last contest question of:



This clothes designer invented spray on clothes from a can! Name him.



IS

Manel Torres created Fabrican, fabric in a can - an instant, sprayable, non-woven fabric. It has many novel uses outside of clothes. Check it out.

Science fiction writer Stanislaw Lem wrote about spray-on clothing in his 1961 novel "Return from the Stars".



We had no winner, Seems y'all were spraying clothes… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on July 15, 2009 at 10:09am — No Comments

Zine Hall of Fame

Many zinesters don't know that there is a zine hall of fame.
Check it out at

http://zinewiki.com/Musea_Zine_Hall_of_Fame

Added by Tom Hendricks on July 15, 2009 at 9:18am — 3 Comments

The World's Biggest Music List, Gets BIGGER

FIRST WORLD TOP 40 LIST!

BEST MUSIC LIST in the WORLD!!!

(And hardest to get on! - a lot harder than any of Billboards charts)



There have been a few additions in recent weeks. Here they are (the list is like the blob - it keeps growing as it eats great great music)



1. Most Dynamic Drummer, Sandy Nelson and the Sin City Termites, "Back Fire" or "Bizerk Beat" (ms) And yes that is the Sandy Nelson from 50's fame. I got a nice e-mail from one of the Termites about… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on July 10, 2009 at 9:58am — No Comments

Musea Art Contest 7/8/09

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

our last contest question of:



With all those summer blockbusters, we have this question. What's the name of a device that lets a person drive a puppet from a distance? For extra credit what's it named after?



IS

The remote manipulator is called a "WALDO" named after Robert A. Heinlein's sci-fi short story "Waldo"



We had no winner, Seems y'all's brains had no manipulation at all!



I don’t

dumb… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on July 8, 2009 at 9:44am — No Comments

Preston Hollow People Interview (Musea E-mail Club #478)

Readers,



Here's a link to a short Question and Answer interview of me by the Dallas weekly Newspaper, Preston Hollow People. They sent me a list of questions about two weeks ago, and took my photo last Tuesday.… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on July 6, 2009 at 9:23am — No Comments

Musea E-mail club #477 Major New Publication on Puccini by Fellow Zinester

Readers,



Fellow zinester Iris J. Arnesen, editor of "The Opera Glass" has just announced the release of a new major work on Puccini's operas titled "The Romantic World of Puccini: A New Critical Appraisal of the Operas" ($45 from publisher McFarland & Company).



It's always a treat for me, when zinesters I know and trade with, get published. Iris's book is now available for pre order at Amazon Books and I'm sure it'll be widely available soon.



You can see the… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on July 1, 2009 at 10:15am — No Comments

Musea Art Contest 6/29/09

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

our last contest question of:



Matisse and Picasso were both rivals and great friends. They were also arguably the best artists of the century. Each influenced the other more than the other would admit. Let's go back in time. Picasso just unveiled his new picture, the groundbreaking masterpiece that would change the world of art forever, "Les Demoiselles, d'Avignon". What was Matisse's reaction when he first saw the… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on June 29, 2009 at 10:51am — No Comments

Musea E-mail Club #476 Suing Your Best Cusomers (music biz)

Readers,

I want you to compare these two news articles:



http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Jury-rules-against-Minn-woman-apf-510228957.html?x=0&sec=topStories&pos=main&asset=&ccode=



The first "Jury Rules Against Minn. Woman in Download Case" tells about how one woman was fined $1.92 million for file sharing. She 'willfully violated the copyrights on 24 songs' and is fined $80,000 per song! This award is an outrage. Can you imagine anyone doing less harm,… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on June 23, 2009 at 10:45am — 2 Comments

Test your art smarts for this week's quiz

(Read directions to play)



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

our last contest question of:



Who invented the first sound recording devise, and what was recorded? Clue it wasn't Edison like we thought.



IS

Edouard-Leon Scott de Martinville invented the phonautograph. And on April 9, 1860 he recorded someone singing "Au Clair de la Lune". You can hear it… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on June 22, 2009 at 10:40am — No Comments

Test your Art Smarts with this week's contest

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

our last contest question of:



To boost ratings and keep from closing, this 1835 American Newspaper started a series of article about creatures on the moon. The first told of an astronomer looking through the world's newest and biggest telescope. (Later they wrote that the telescope was 200 feet across and weighed 14,826 pounds). He saw rivers and a tropical jungle. The initial article left the reader there. Then followups filled in the… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on June 16, 2009 at 11:10am — No Comments

New Guitar Style

Readers,



This e-mail is about my guitar playing. I think I've developed an original style in this area and I wanted to tell you about it.



Most singer/songwriters do one of two methods of playing the guitar. They either strum chords while singing, or finger pick a certain pattern while they sing.



My history is that of a lead electric guitar player in a number of combos from the 60's on. So I love that classic rock and roll sound with that passionate mix of rhythm… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on June 15, 2009 at 9:25am — No Comments

Musea Extra: Dallas Gets 2nd Public Radio Station - This One For Music

Hey hey readers, Good news from KERA-FM our local public radio station. They have announced that they will be starting a second radio station dedicated to music. See here for the details:



http://www.artandseek.org/



I wrote them the following:



This sounds exciting for both musicians and music lovers. I look forward to hearing it.

I also would like to suggest somethings that I hope programmers will consider.



1. Ask for advice from everyone before… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on June 10, 2009 at 3:11pm — No Comments

Musea Art Contest 6/8/09 Test your art smarts and win some good tunes

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

our last contest question of:



This cartoon character has an IQ of 222! And his name is a synonym for nerd. Name him.



IS

Poindexter, the brainiac friend of Felix the Cat.

http://www.felixthecat.com/friends-poindexter.htm



I had no winner. Seems y'all were too busy putting tape on your glasses and pencils in your pocket pouch!



I don’t

dumb down,

so please

wise up.



Now on to… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on June 8, 2009 at 10:36am — No Comments

New Musea Issue #169 Is Now Out

Readers,

The new issue of Musea (#169) is out in the usual places around town, AND it is now on our website.

Webmaster Matthew has begun some organizing on the site - and though still under construction, it is beginning to take shape nicely. AND the new issue is up. Go to http://www.musea.us/newdex.html

Then click on 'LATEST MUSEA ISSUE'.



This is a poetry issue that deals with a new type of poetry, I call VISION poems. This from the intro to the… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on June 5, 2009 at 10:35am — No Comments

Musea E-mail Club #474 Visual Arts (Main Points of the Art Revolution)

Readers,



We're working on some changes on our Musea.us website. In looking through the listings, I found 3 main sections on art that I brought together on my blog at



http://musea.wordpress.com/2009/06/01/musea-extra-summary-of-the-revolution-in-art-visual-arts/



They are titled:

1. Snake Oil – A Conceptual Art Piece/Video/Event that uses Conceptual Art to Attack the Abuses of Conceptual Art.

2.. The Last Minute of Modern Art Conceptual Art Event

3.… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on June 3, 2009 at 10:48am — No Comments

Musea Art Contest 6/2/09 Quizical Fun

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

our last contest question of:



This is a realistic method of painting only in grays that often imitates 3D sculpture. It was popular in 15th century Northern European paintings. Name it.



IS

Grisaille. Next time you look at these Northern European masterpiece paintings, notice the skill with which they painted sculpture to look like 3D!



I had no winner. Seems y'all were thinking in 2D!



I don’t

dumb… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on June 2, 2009 at 10:05am — No Comments

These musicians made the world's first best music list

Who made the BIG LIST this week? - first world "Top Forty" - list of 100 Plus, best favorites from myspace and youtube. It's Musea's way of celebrating the best of new music of all kinds from everywhere. (170 songs as of April '09)



HELP ME SUPPORT THE VERY BEST NEW MUSIC IN THE WORLD



1. From ITALY

Best Composer for Keyboards, Inventor of Modular Art Music, and Best Composer for Vocal Music Stefano Vagnini (Zoo) "Amaltea", "Via Crucis", " Arachne" (ms).



2.… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on May 31, 2009 at 9:24pm — No Comments

Musea Extra: AOL Did Tank - Today

Many years ago I recorded my song, “AOL CAN GO AND TANK TOMORROW.



Seems they have. Or rather Time Warner has dumped AOL as announced today. Here’s some info and a link to my song.



As Variety Magazine writes, ”The merger with AOL was announced with great fanfare in early 2000 and closed a year later. It touched off a round of giant media mergers as other companies feared being left behind in a volatile media landscape. Time Warner changed its name to AOL Time… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on May 28, 2009 at 9:07pm — No Comments

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