Monthly Archives: November 2020

Songs of Will T. Massey — “I’ll Be Gone”

Slow Study was Will’s final independent cassette he self-released before signing with MCA, coming out in fall of 1989. Produced by Lloyd Maines and featuring a slew of amazing Austin musicians (catch the sizzling solo work of Jesse”Guitar” Taylor on … Continue reading

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“Notes on Alan & Sara” by Joanie Whitebird (Part 2)

Continued from Part 1… When we last heard from Joanie about that wonderful weekend 31 years ago when Sara & I first met, she and the new happy couple were on their way back to Houston after an initial romantic … Continue reading

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“Notes on Alan & Sara” by Joanie Whitebird (Part 1)

for my dearest friends, brother & sister, Alan & Sara, a chronicle of events for “Posterity” — Love, Joanie The late Joanie Whitebird, noted poet & writer & minor literary legend — and my former sister-in-law — did indeed play … Continue reading

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Stretching the Story to Tell the Truth — and Vice Versa

History is elastic. Ilan Stavans said this in describing his graphic novel, A Contrarian History of the United States (illustrated by Lalo Alcaraz). The book tells our country’s history from a different point of view than most history books— that … Continue reading

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“If you live to be as old as I am…”

In his memoirs, my grandfather, G.M.C. Massey would muse about many things. Having spent 20 years as a teacher, he had occasion to observe many young people growing up and becoming independent individuals. Here, he writes about babies, life as … Continue reading

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Late ’60’s Flashback — Chicago Conspiracy Trial

I got excited when I heard Netflix had produced an original movie, “The Trial of the Chicago 7.” Unlike most of my recent reading in history books of various sorts, this was a bit of history that resonated with me … Continue reading

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From Some Recent Readings

Part of my morning rhythm is reading. I keep a book, usually non-fiction, on the end table near my living room chair, and after I’ve taken the dog out briefly, I sit and sip some coffee while reading. Recently, I … Continue reading

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Songs of Will T. Massey — “Rock & Roll Blue Eyes”

Another song off Will’s private release of 5 songs sent out by CD to close friends and fans sometime between the release of Wayward Lady, U.S.A. (2008) and The Weathering (2016). Will recorded the song as an acoustic solo piece. … Continue reading

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Friday Freebies — More Music

After a week fraught with tension, suspense, and, let’s face it, at least an edge of terror, it’s finally Friday. My recent blog noting Jerry Jeff Walker’s death spun off into sharing some Texas tunes. Today, we’re returning to that … Continue reading

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Election Day — VOTE!

Today is the day if you haven’t already voted early.We are stronger as a country and as a people when more of us vote. However you do it — mail-in, early voting or standing in line today — please vote. … Continue reading

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