Category Archives: creativity

Will T. Massey — “Bonus Tracks” 2015-2016

One of the fantastic features of CD re-issues of older albums has been the inclusion of “bonus tracks.” Be they alternate takes of already unreleased songs or tracks left unreleased for whatever reason, getting these felt a bit like an … Continue reading

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My Other Job Titles — Part 2: Creative Catalyzer

In Part 1, I wrote of my self-taken “job title” of Knowledge Wrangler — now, let’s look at another unusual professional title I’ve adopted: Creative Catalyzer. Let me explain the difference between a “catalyzer” and the more familiar term, “catalyst.” … Continue reading

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“The Hell You Raised” — Songs of Will T. Massey

20-year-old Will recorded this in 1989 for Slow Study,  when he & his dad were at odds over what Will was doing with his life. Listen to Cost of Living for more on that. Years later, with Will on a … Continue reading

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World Sketchnote Day 2019!

Grab your pencils, pens and sharpies & join the Sketchnote Army for today’s worldwide celebration of taking — and sharing — visual notes. Mike Rohde, author of the Sketchnote Handbook  and Workbook, coined the term for the method of note-taking … Continue reading

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“Too Old To Die Young” — Songs of Will T. Massey

This song seems particularly appropriate for today, Will’s 50th birthday. Though I have not heard from him in a couple of years, I believe he is out there now, still writing, always & forever “too old to die young.” Norma … Continue reading

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“That’s Texas” — Songs of Will T. Massey

Another early song from Will,  from his 1988 self-released cassette, Kickin’ Up Dust, based on a true event from an early  SXSW showcase at Chicago House. Will confronted an obnoxious audience member about talking during the music, not knowing he … Continue reading

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“Something Lost” — Songs of Will T. Massey

Will returned to performing and recording music in 2005 after a prolonged period of isolation. He released a couple of stripped-down records before recording his first studio album in years, Letters in the Wind. Meanwhile, a fan from Italy, Edward … Continue reading

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