Monthly Archives: August 2021

Songs of Will T. Massey — “Last Lover’s Waltz”

“I had written this thing on guitar a long time ago and I had written a song, came up with lyrics for the guitar, and it didn’t work out, so I tried it again several years later so…finally I landed … Continue reading

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Drawing from my Past

Actually, that first word should be plural and it should be “doodles” since we all know I can’t draw — I doodle. Anyway, while rummaging through a recent notebook, I loved seeing my old doodle-notes from live meetings and online … Continue reading

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Afterlife Alternatives

Nobody knows what happens after we die.Many people describe their ideas about an Afterlife, but no one knows. That doesn’t stop us from speculating what might happen. Here are a few thoughts on some possibilities. Heaven & Hell Many religions … Continue reading

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Granddad’s Summer Vacation, 1925

With a new school year starting up, many students across the country kick off their return to classes with reports of “How I Spent My Summer Vacation.” Here’s Granddad’s account of his vacation 1925. I remember in the year 1925 when I … Continue reading

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Songs of Will T. Massey — “I Ain’t Here”

This lead-off song from Will’s eponymous 1991 MCA release announced the arrival of a hot new talent. The song got the full Hollywood-style music video treatment, receiving play on Country Music TV back at the time. Will’s deeply personal lyrics … Continue reading

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Fleeting Glimpses of Nanci

In the wake of Nanci Griffith’s death yesterday, people are remembering her through her songs. Many musicians are sharing personal stories of her kindness and generosity, especially in helping other musicians get started or receive recognition. I myself shared several … Continue reading

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SXSW Edu PanelPicker™ — This Year’s Edition

Panel-Picking time again for next year’s SXSW Edu Conference! SXSW Edu is the “stepchild” of the massive South by Southwest (SXSW) conferences. Whereas the triple-threat package of SXSW Music, Film, and Interactive Festivals bring hundreds of thousands of attendees, our … Continue reading

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Granddad’s Confession

My grandfather, G. M. C. Massey, spent close to 20 years teaching all over rural Texas, ranging small towns near his east Texas home in Yantis to Asherton in southwest Texas as well as numerous other locales across the state. … Continue reading

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In Re: Your Comments

Mostly, when I blog, I’m writing for my favorite reader, me. Sorry, dear readers, but you barely merit a passing thought, even should one come knocking on my brain’s door. Oh, I pay close attention to my viewership stats. I … Continue reading

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Songs of Will T. Massey — “Drunken Cupid”

From his 2016 CD release, The Weathering, his most recent to date, this song powerfully captures Will’s striking use of imagery and masterful phrasing as he looks back on lost love.  Will has been unwilling to contact anyone for the … Continue reading

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