Monthly Archives: December 2019

Good News at Year’s End!

With all the doom & gloom in the world and on the news and in our social media feeds, it can be good to step back and take a look around for the good news. Truth is, that “doom & … Continue reading

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Songs of Will T. Massey — “The Poolroom”

It is my cousin Will T. Massey’s 51st birthday today. Today also marks 3 years to the day since I last heard from him. I hope he is doing well and, will one day wander back into my world. Meanwhile, … Continue reading

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Granddad’s “Aircastles”

My grandfather, G.M.C. Massey, wrote memoirs of his life at the age of 80 in 1960. In addition to numerous specific anecdotes from his many years, he would often offer insights afforded only by looking back and reflecting on the … Continue reading

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Cue the Christmas Spirit!

The holidays are upon us. No doubt some of you already decorated your Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving and  preparing all the celebratory markings of the season ever since. Maybe you’ve already been listening to Christmas music to get … Continue reading

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Songs of Will T. Massey — “My Old ’64”

A song of young love — and heartbreak, as only Will T. Massey could deliver. Displaying the humor later seen in classics like “Coffee Break” and “Highway Hearse,” young Will T. takes us back to the 50s with Jesse “Guitar” … Continue reading

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Two-fer Tuesday — Music from Iowa & Italy

Today, I’m sharing some of the music in my head from friends in faraway places. As distant as these two sources might be, they share a similar musical tone and songwriting approach. Both are also people I met through my … Continue reading

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Hello, December

It’s the end of the year but not just yet. Still, December sorta feels like “running out the clock” on the year sometimes between holiday parties, annual schedules and deadlines, travel plans, and the coming Christmastime craziness. It’s a time … Continue reading

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