Category Archives: creativity

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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News You Can Use — Newsletters of Note

To feed the creative fires, it helps to consume copious quantities of creations from a variety of other sources. One of the easiest ways I have found to unearth really good stuff regularly is to subscribe to email newsletters. Admittedly, … Continue reading

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Farewell to Lawrence Ferlinghetti

The legendary Lawrence Ferlinghetti died yesterday, leaving a legacy of literacy and poetry and, of course, San Francisco’s pioneering City Lights bookstore. Aged 101, he loomed large in the city he loved, and his light shone like a beacon of … Continue reading

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Songs of Will T. Massey — “Brand New Game”

Will never released this song to the public, but he did record it and send it out on a private 5-song CD. This video comes from a rare live performance during his 2007 tour of Italy, recorded at Spaziomusica in … Continue reading

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Songs of Will T. Massey — “I’ll See You Around”

If only it were true these days, Will — still wondering where you’ve wandered to now. From his 1989 independent cassette release, Slow Study, this was a staple of Will’s shows as he broke onto the national scene with his … Continue reading

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A Graduation Message for the Ages

I recently found this video of a song by Boston folkie Bob Blue that I first heard back in the late 80s. Here we have a live version from an SMU commencement  several years ago, performed by noted Professor Francis … Continue reading

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Farewell to John Prine

John Prine wrote and sang simple, soulful songs that ranged from deeply and painfully poignant to wonderfully whimsical. He’s been in my heart and mind since I first heard his debut album back in the early 70’s. One of my … Continue reading

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Songs of Will T. Massey — “Each Other’s Angel”

Will recorded this and 4 other songs for a limited-release gift CD he sent out one time. I was one of the lucky recipients and have always loved this particular song. I’ve seen a thousand dreams in your eyes And … Continue reading

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Tickets to Tuna, Texas

I’m definitely old school — I save ticket stubs. Old ticket stubs collected in a shoe box are a treasure trove of memories. Pick up any ticket from my stashed stacks of old stubs and I can tell you about … Continue reading

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Songs of Will T. Massey — “Long Distance Love”

for Peg Miller This song stands apart from the others on Will’s 1989 self-released cassette, Slow Study. Peg Miller, co-owner of the legendary Chicago House with her partner, Glynda Cox, co-wrote this song with Will back in his Chicago House … Continue reading

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