Monthly Archives: May 2019

“Mama Never Liked Traveling Songs” — Songs of Will T. Massey

Will’s mom, Mary Anna, encouraged Will in his musical endeavors and imbued him with a storyteller’s sense of connecting emotionally. She was in the audience for this performance, which I recorded live at his cassette release party for Kickin’ Up … Continue reading

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Happy 50th Birthday, Tommy!

In honor of the Who releasing their groundbreaking rock opera, Tommy, 50 years ago today, I am republishing my blog post from 5 years ago when we attended a theatrical production at he Zachary Scott Theater back in Austin. Originally … Continue reading

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Granddad’s Letter to his Mother — 90 Years Ago Today

My grandfather, G. M. C. Massey, was a family man, devoted to his many children from 2 wives — and, of course, his own birth family, including his mother. Most of the material in his collected papers was related to … Continue reading

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Mother’s Little Playlist

It’s Mother’s Day this coming Sunday, so here’s a few songs for your weekend’s soundtrack. Mind you, my mom’s been gone over 14 years now, so this is a more of a playlist of mother-related rock & roll songs of … Continue reading

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Everyday Superpowers

‘Soft skills’? I think they’re HARD skills.” “They’re hard to learn.” “They’re hard because they’re probably the most important skills.” Both moderator Tacy Trowbridge, and panelist Michael Hernandez, were talking about Cultivating Creativity: Tomorrow’s Top Skill at SXSWedu recently. And … Continue reading

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“I Will Take the Wheel” — Songs of Will T. Massey

Another original from Will that never made to a released recording, captured here in performance at Flipnotics coffee house in Austin, Texas. I hesitated on uploading this one because there are multiple lines in the lyrics I am uncertain of. … Continue reading

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April Showers, etc.

Yes, that’s right — it’s May and here come the flowers. Just yesterday morning, we awoke to a light dusting of snow but that melted off by mid-morning. Meanwhile, our yard has burst into bloom. Rather than offer my pale … Continue reading

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