Welcome Dear Reader. This issue of Musea is the Hunkasaurus and His Pet Dog Guitar, PHOTO issue. Our big feature is a set of 6 fun photos taken by David McGhee of one of my recent† Box Office Concerts, in the box office, at the Inwood Theater, in Dallas Texas.† When I'm not selling tickets I play music! Come by and listen.
Besides the photo series, there are a lot of brand new ideas in music. Are you ready for something new in music? I know I am. Here is an issue full of them for all the fellow art revolutionaries out there. Enjoy.† - Tom Hendricks, editor.
SOME BRAND NEW IDEAS IN MUSIC:
The future of music is not more of the past.
If you think bands are progressive, we aren't even in the same century.
1. POST-BANDS MUSIC is the First music to oppose what 60 year old rock/rap/country/pop have become, and start a new back to basic music. It's the first new music of this century.
What's Post Bands Music - its 3 things, a revolution against what rock/rap/country/pop have become; its back to early rock and roll's simple honesty, directness, and passion with an emphasis on great SONGS; and it's a music that includes all types of music from every place in the world. Post-Bands is also part of the larger art and media revolution started by this zine 19 years ago.
This music gives me an arpeggio up and down my spine!
2. BOX OFFICE CONCERTS. Guitar and voice concerts from the Inwood Movie Theater in Dallas played IN THE BOX OFFICE. See the photos. I play two shows each day on Tuesday and Wednesday, every week. Times approximately 5:30-6PM, and 8-8:30PM. You can even DRIVE BY and stop in front of the theater and listen. Sure it's free, and Dancing With Some Abandon is OK!
The internet is the first worldwide Jukebox and this is the first music in that jukebox.
3. THE BIG, BEST OF THE NET, NEW, MUSIC - WORLD WIDE LIST. This is my zine, Musea's Worldwide Favorite Music LIST† (200+ entries now - it keeps growing like the blob!). It's titled† "100 Plus Favorite Music from Youtube and Myspace" :
http://wp.me/p5S9X-36 . Here are the details:
FIRST WORLD TOP 40 LIST! BEST MUSIC LIST in the WORLD!?! (And hardest to get on!) Never before - or probably never again in history, will anyone hear so much great new music all at once. Week after week Musea, my 19 year old Dallas art and media zine scours myspace and youtube for the very best in music from every corner of the world, for the world's first list of new great music. Culled from thousands, here are many of the world's best. (Anyone can send me your music. That includes any kind of music!) Not a CD of a single person, but a new musical paradigm - a music LIST of the world's best. In a world of misses, here are 200+ hits! This is music with the trendy taken out!† NOTE: this list is NOT approved by any corporation! Perhaps that's why no media will report on it.
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There's a backlash going on against what rock/rap/country/pop have become, and I'm glad to be a part of it - Post bands music is the alternative to the generic mainstream, with music that stresses great songs,
4. THE NPR VERSUS INDY MUSIC QUALITY CHALLENGE. NPR is quickly becoming THE world's main promoters of music through their website and radio outlets.† One and a half million people check out their website every month.† Yet what they cover is mainstream music only That said, I and my zine, Musea have challenged NPR† to a quality music showdown -† all kinds of music, all formats, all styles, all kinds of fun.† Here's the challenge: NPR's best new songs covered on it's website, versus the best new songs on the Post-Bands, Big List (see above). It's the NPR versus INDY music challenge. We can challenge them with 10, 20, 40 or even 200 songs. They refuse.† So does everyone else in the music media!† Here is more on the NPR story:
Like both of us, though far apart, looking at the, same half moon
5. LIVE REQUEST AND DEDICATION.† Dedicate a song I do to anyone you want. Pick one I do, or suggest a message and Iíll find one of mine to fit. Then I'll play the song in one of my Tuesday or Wednesday Night concerts.† Immediately following, the sound waves will waft out to the rest of the world.† From anyone anywhere to anyone anywhere.† Like looking at the same Moon! Nice and special gift for anyone anywhere. Something different, something fun. Request now!
Once you get used to this style of back-to-basics guitar and voice music, you may ask, when listening to other music,' why is that band song so cluttered?', or 'isn't that† other guitar and voice song missing something?'
6. NEW GUITAR STYLE. I'm working on a different acoustic guitar style. I try to play base, rhythm and lead guitar all at once. I call it the combo style of guitar playing. Listen and see what you think.
It's the oil in the machine
7. Bringing the ROLL back ! (the roll that rock and roll and popular music has lost). Too much of the music today is like gum without the flavor. Something is missing. It's the oil, the "roll" in rock and roll. That's the oil in the machine!
Outside the Box† - Set
8.† My first CD is not like any other. First of all its a 5 CD set! And this is just the first half of a 150 song collection. What I'm trying to do on these recordings is to investigate all the types and styles of music I can play with one guitar and one voice.
Now out the 5 CD Outside the Box Set,† Hunkasaurus and His Pet Dog Guitar.
Includes "30" , "Next", "Thirds", "Fourths", and "5-TH". Look for the 6-TH CD coming out, later this year.
Then check out these websites.
1. Hunkasarus website:† http://www.hunkasaurus.com/† 5 CD's of music.
2. Lost Tapes (from the 80's and 90-'s)† http://www.musea.us/losttapes.html
3. The Big List. (see above)
ODDS AND ENDS (Quotes and Notes)
Welcome to Post-Bands Music, music so simple no one understands it, so radical no media dare talk about it, so fun everyone dances to it.
You know why there are no one hit wonders anymore? There are no one hits!
The revolution is here, the media is there
Post Bands Music - it's more about audio than video.
The history of Rock and Roll.† Musical history† plus recitation, in two parts
Imagine it's 1955, and everyone is listening to music that is 60 years old! While you want to hear the new music called Rock and Roll, everyone else is listening to music from 1895!. Wouldn't that seem odd? Wouldn't that be a mixed up crazy world? Yes of course. But that's what's happening today. The entire planet is listening to† a 60 year old style of music - music from 1950's - music from last century. Where is new music?
Post bands music is not about bands, it's about music after bands. Want to be guaranteed boring, be in a band like every other musician for the past 60 years. Fit in and try to sound like every other musician on the planet. Join the generic band movement. Most bands have. Face the truth. It's been 60 years and after millions of Beatle wannabees, nobody has come up with anything anywhere† even close. Rock doesn't rock anymore. It's become what it started out opposing!† Doing the same thing over and over and over again, doesn't make it innovative.
PHOTOS: December 28th of last year, photographer David McGhee came out to photograph me playing my, Box Office Concerts† at the Inwood Theater.
I had admired David's photography through Facebook, and invited him to take photos. He took a LOT of digital shots from every angle.Here are six of my favorites.† See what you think.
David is a full-time visual artist residing in Dallas. You can check out his work, awards, galleries, and gossip at
OR on Flickr
When I saw the Beatles/ I became a big fan/ and decided to be a big star/
So I learned how to sing/ and I WROTE ME SOME SONGS, and learned piano and guitar...† - From† my song "The Musical History...."
During February 9-26th 2011, I wrote my 1,500 song. I've been writing all types of songs and musical compositions since the mid 60's when I learned that the Beatles wrote most of their songs. Out of those I've kept 1,500 that I thought were worth saving.
My first song was co-written with a friend, Bobby Lamb? It was called "Night Train". It was an instrumental, and had an Em and an Am in it. I don't know where it is now. From about 1964-1970 I wrote about 100 songs. But out of those years, only a handful were worth keeping. From 1970 to now, I've kept writing and saved most of them.† On average I write a few every month.
Song #1,5oo is typical in many ways. It's written on guitar - about 90%† of mine are written on guitar and 10% on piano. It's got the music but no definite lyrics yet.† And It's more rock and roll than anything. Specifically it has a somewhat unusual verse using the classic Bo Diddley beat, but with these two chords F#m and† Fmaj7! I truly hope that you can hear a thousand† or so of these songs some day!
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The MUSIC issue
Musea #180 May/Jume/July (c) Tom Hendricks 2011 AACA Member #1
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