Category Archives: creativity

Farewell, Stan Lee, American Superhero

My superhero died this week. Sure, he wasn’t just my superhero. I share Stan Lee with a whole lot of other people, but somehow, it always he felt like my own personal superhero, starting way back in the mid-60s with … Continue reading

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“My American Prayer” — Songs of Will T. Massey

Will released the album Wayward Lady, containing his only openly political work, in 2008. This song seems appropriate for Election Day. Lord, I’m praying about my country’s ways As a struggling artist in the U.S.A. I can’t trust the government, … Continue reading

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“Goodbye” — Songs of Will T. Massey

Will once explained he wrote this song after looking up some of his symptoms on the internet when he’d felt a little sick and becoming convinced he was dying of lung cancer. He wasn’t. He had a bad cold and … Continue reading

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“The Road That Brought Us Here” — Songs of Will T. Massey

Another of Will’s early songs from his Chicago House days which he would reprise years later. Originally recorded on his self-released cassette, Slow Study Don’t go putting on your fancy face. Leave your lace and your rings. Darlin’, we ain’t … Continue reading

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Remembering John Perry Barlow

It was John Perry Barlow’s birthday on Thursday— his first one since dying earlier this year. Some might consider this post would have been more timely if posted two days ago, but I kinda figure death eliminates time entirely, especially … Continue reading

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“Closin’ Down My Heart (The Last One to Leave)” — Songs of Will T. Massey

Another old favorite from Will’s 1989 self-released cassette, Slow Study. I’ve long felt this heartbreaker could be a huge hit for nearly any country singer who covered it, male or female. You could tell when you looked at me: Like … Continue reading

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September — THE Best Month of the Year

Okay, obviously I’m biased with my birthday coming up on the 24th (you still have plenty of time to get a present, hint, hint!) but it’s the simple truth. Though popular songs often refer to the “September of my years” … Continue reading

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