Monthly Archives: April 2021

Granddad Recalls Ardmore, Oklahoma and Surroundings, 1959

My grandfather, G. M. C. Massey, wrote of some his travels through the years. Early journeys involved wagons, buggies, and horses. Even as automobiles began to be used more widely as transportation, road conditions tended to play large in his … Continue reading

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Artistry by MacNaughton

Beyond his photographer’s eye and great skill in capturing images with a camera, my friend, Mike MacNaughton, also dabbled in taking the images a step or two further. By manipulating the materials while printing a photograph, he found he could … Continue reading

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Photos by MacNaughton

Happy Birthday, Mike! My best friend of 50 years died last year. Rather than missing the people I love who have died, I choose to keep them alive by sharing stories of them with others. I wrote about some of … Continue reading

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Songs of Will T. Massey — “Marijuana Memories”

After Will released The Weathering in early 2016, he started to slowly slip back into the fog of schizophrenia he’d been holding off a dozen years. He only played a handful of gigs after the CD release party and stopped … Continue reading

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Sing a Song of Skip Spence

Listen, my friends…TURN IT UP! Today would have been Alex “Skip” Spence‘s 75th birthday — had he survived this long. He died in 1999, two days short of his 53rd birthday but not before he left a lasting legacy in … Continue reading

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Are You Going? — Scarborough Renaissance Festival

Springtime brings sunshine and flowers and merriment and, this year, the revival of annual Renaissance festivals cancelled last year during the dire days of the dawning pandemic. Scarborough Renaissance Festival, located south of Dallas-Ft. Worth, one of the spring fairs … Continue reading

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Playing with Fire — and Getting Burned

My grandfather’s memoirs include many ruminations about his memories of individuals he encountered as he grew up in rural east Texas in the late 19th Century. He wrote of many admirable characters — and a few scoundrels. Here he writes … Continue reading

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More Sci-Fi B-Movie Binge Fodder

Continuing yesterday’s theme of bad sci-fi flicks from years gone by… Enjoy a wee weird walk through the b-side of sci-fi life as seen in the 1950s and 1960s — and beyond… The Snake Woman (1961) When in doubt, horror … Continue reading

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Binging B-grade Sci-Fi Flicks from the 50s & 60s

or Down the Recommendations rabbit-hole… For each movie on Amazon Prime, they suggest movies for you based on “Customers who watched this item also watched…” And if you click on one of those titles, you see another set of other … Continue reading

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Another McMurtry of Note

My recent post about Larry McMurtry didn’t even mention his noted songwriter son. That was deliberate, and easy enough to do since Larry left more than enough of a legacy long ago. But his son, James McMurtry, is carving out … Continue reading

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