Tom Hendricks

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Tom Hendricks is an American eccentric Dallas-based musician, painter, writer, and creator of a zine called Musea.

Musea[edit]

The Musea zine has been published since 1992 and currently has 175 issues. It includes reviews, art discussions, and often, articles about the problems with music and other forms of art being controlled by large corporations or institutions. Musea generally favors independent, local music and art. Hendricks also makes a point to review everything sent to him for a small processing fee, although apparently little has been sent in. The zine is little known outside of the 'zine' community or his hometown, Dallas, Texas.

Music[edit]

Hendricks records music under the name Hunkasaurus and His Pet Dog Guitar, and he also performs regularly in the box office at the Inwood Theatre, a well-known Dallas arthouse theatre where he works. Minor publicity for these unusual performances was mentioned in January '06 Texas Monthly Magazine[1] and in the May '04 Dallas Observer.[2] Hendricks' music for the most part is standard rock, blues, and folk, but in his zine, on Usenet, and on the jackets of his self-released CDs, Hendricks complains that "bands" (meaning groups using standard rock instrumentation) are derivative and that it's time for a new form of post-rock-band music.

Other activities[edit]

Hendricks is also an infamous poster to Usenet with thousands of posts, which are often taken from or related to Musea. He is regularly accused of trolling and starting flame wars with his rants about the arts and music business. His posts are sometimes a bit off-topic.

Hendricks is the "Cultural Affairs" editor of the Underground Literary Alliance,[3] a reviewer for Zine World,[4] and has written for the David Darling science website.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Texas Highways listing for Hendricks. URL last checked 2006-06-07.
  2. ^ Dallas Observer article featuring Hendricks. URL last checked 2006-06-07.
  3. ^ *Underground Literary Alliance article index. URL last checked 2006-06-07.
  4. ^ Zine World staff index. URL last checked 2006-06-07.
  5. ^ Hendricks, Tom. Ultraviolet Light and Its Role in the Origin of Life. The Worlds of David Darling website. URL last checked 2006-06-07.