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Some people row

Some People Row
.
some people row
some people drift
some have a wind
some do not

Added by Tom Hendricks on February 25, 2014 at 11:39am — No Comments

Cleaning Lady Sweeps out the Modern Art

Dear Musea Reader,

Cleaning Lady Sweeps Out the Old Art
This news story is about a cleaning woman who threw out some modern art, thinking it was trash. Reasonable mistake!

http://musea.wordpress.com/2014/02/24/cleaning-lady-sweeps-out-the-old-art/

Tom Hendricks
(editor of the 21 year old zine Musea)

Added by Tom Hendricks on February 24, 2014 at 9:18am — No Comments

How Musea zine started in 1992

Some zine history from the Musea vaults .... It all started in 1992...
http://musea.wordpress.com/2014/02/22/musea-zine-how-it-all-started-in-1992-from-the-musea-vaults/

Added by Tom Hendricks on February 22, 2014 at 9:17am — No Comments

Zine Cartoonist Ace Backwards, on Books Books Books

Dear Musea Readers,



Ace Backwards was a cartoonist I discovered back in the 90's. He was in a lot of zines, I loved his humor and insight, and I wondered if I could reprint some of his panels in Musea.

I contacted him, and he said yes. From then on, for many years, I published one of his strips in each monthly issue.



Recently on Facebook I found an entry by Ace on BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS. I thought it was first rate - and something fellow book lovers will love too.

He… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on February 21, 2014 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Recording Again - big Day for Vocals

Dear Reader,

for this blog post see http://musea.wordpress.com/2014/02/19/yesterday-recorded-vocals-for-anna-somewhere-over-the-rainbow/

Tom Hendricks
(editor of the 21 year old zine Musea)

Added by Tom Hendricks on February 19, 2014 at 8:31am — No Comments

This week's art question -

The Son of Quizzicals

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



This is a 3 parter connected to Mother Goose. You have to at least get 2 to win the prize. Answer these:

1. Who was the real Humpty Dumpty

2. During the mid 1300s, this bridge had more than 140 shops and houses on it. It's in Arizona.

3. This great American Poet was embarrassed that he wrote: There was a little girl/with a little curl/right in the middle of her forehead/..… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on February 18, 2014 at 8:19pm — 2 Comments

Three Travel Poems

Three Poems On Far Away Places
===============
Pick a star
any star
and make it home
for your heart



the castle was built
on a mountain top.
the windows edged up
to a steep long drop.
the tower rose up
between birds and clouds.
the climb was hard
but gave rewards!



When I go to visit
I take two maps,
one to get there
and one to get back.

Added by Tom Hendricks on February 18, 2014 at 10:19am — No Comments

Sayings of Editor Art (Art S Revolutionary)

SAYINGS of Editor Art (Art S Revolutionary)



Duchamp broke new ground 100 years ago. Now his clones are just shoveling dirt.



Rigidness never brings vitality



What astronauts are thinking about poverty; and what poor are thinking about going to Mars?



While Hollywood stars walk the red carpet, theater workers are swept under it.



In the not-so-distant-future, cats will take over the world through their 'cute on the net' world domination… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on February 14, 2014 at 8:17am — No Comments

Bruno Mars not Diva enough says critic

Bruno Mars accused of not being Diva enough!

This is perhaps the most bizarre quote I’ve ever seen from the music press. This excerpt from Huffington Press:



The actual quote was from New York magazine’s Jody Rosen, who spoke to the Times’ Dave Itzkoff about the NFL’s decision to select Mars for the halftime show:



Jody Rosen, the pop critic of New York magazine, hailed Mr. Mars as an artist with a dynamic stage presence and an energetic live band. But he also… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on February 12, 2014 at 10:02am — No Comments

Son of Quizzicals

Son of Quizzicals



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

Name who said this, “Steven Hawking’s a genius and he talks like a robot. It’s everything I’ve ever wanted in a friend.”

IS: Dr. Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory, tv show.

I had no correct eligible answers. Seems your Big didn’t Bang on this one. 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… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on February 10, 2014 at 7:46pm — No Comments

The Beatles 50 Years ago

The Beatles invasion 50 years ago was so exciting and so much fun. They have been a big influence on my music career. They wrote songs, I wrote songs.
Here is one specifically written by me to salute the Fab Four, and fabulous they were!
THE BEATLES - HUNKASAURUS AND HIS PET DOG GUITAR
http://music.hunkasaurus.com/beatles.mp3

Added by Tom Hendricks on February 8, 2014 at 7:55pm — No Comments

Big 6 Chart - or why 6 companies have ruined all mainstream arts

Dear Musea Readers,



A Facebook friend showed me this chart of the Big 6. The chart shows the consolidation of the media and arts into 6 megacompanies. This consolidation has ruined mainstream arts. I started Musea in 1992 to fight this mess and open up the arts to all again - not just 6 CEO's. See the chart at my blog…

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Added by Tom Hendricks on February 8, 2014 at 9:55am — 2 Comments

Different ABC's : Education reforms

Dear Readers, this week's Musea e-mail club is on a new ABC's

Read more at my blog at

http://musea.wordpress.com/2014/02/06/education-reforms-a-different-abc/



Tom Hendricks
(editor of the 21 year old zine Musea)

Added by Tom Hendricks on February 6, 2014 at 11:18am — No Comments

8 New Inductees to the Best Music on the Net Big List

8 New Inductees to the Big List

Glad to announce 8 new inductees to the BIG LIST.
It’s the first, best music of the entire net and world, music list (and best, at least until someone does a 2nd one). See url that follows.

BIG MUSIC LIST (200 Song – First Worldwide Best Music List)
http://musea.wordpress.com/2014/02/01/8-new-inductees-to-the-big-list/

Added by Tom Hendricks on January 31, 2014 at 8:28pm — No Comments

two more moon poems

Old tin Moon
falls branch to branch
Clatter! Clatter!
What a ruckus!
.
We landed on
the Sea of Vapors,
cold and gray and
tinged with sun.
.

Added by Tom Hendricks on January 28, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

The Quizzicals

The Quizzicals Rise up Again!

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

Two non Jewish artists were forbidden to exhibit in Occupied France by the Nazis. One was Picasso. Who was the other?



IS: Fernand Leger

I had no correct eligible answers. Seems you were beyond square on this one – you were downright cubey! 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… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on January 25, 2014 at 11:16am — No Comments

The Grammy Awards - comment

Blog post on the state of mainstream music

http://musea.wordpress.com/2014/01/24/grammy-awards-an-honest-appraisal-2/

Added by Tom Hendricks on January 24, 2014 at 10:13am — 1 Comment

2nd year Quizzical

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

There was one in Samuel Johnson's circle who could mimic the Doctor just perfectly. His catch phrase, that so impressed Johnson's biographer Boswell, went like this, "Davy has some convivial pleasantry about him; but 'tis a futile fellow." Name the mimic.

IS: David Garrick (I even gave you the answer in the question!) Boswell adds this, "He (Garrick) was always jealous that Johnson spoke lightly of him.

I had… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on January 14, 2014 at 6:34pm — No Comments

House Building (suggestion box)

Readers, this week's Musea e-mail club message is on modular houses - that's a good idea if done right.

http://musea.wordpress.com/2014/01/11/house-building-smaller-is-better/

Tom Hendricks
(editor of the 21 year old zine Musea)

Added by Tom Hendricks on January 11, 2014 at 10:54am — No Comments

First Quizzical of the Year

First Quizzical of This Year

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

This week’s quiz question is ‘name that novel – we’ll know the author right away -’ and solve your love life while you’re at it. This quote is a conversation where boy X is telling about his love woes to girl “Y”. And her response ( which is so simple and good that it fits just about anyone in love). For extra credit, not only name the novel but the characters talking. Here…

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Added by Tom Hendricks on January 3, 2014 at 10:55am — No Comments

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