Category Archives: creativity

“Road of Roses” — Songs of Will T. Massey

A follow-up to my recent posting of Will’s song, “The Great Beyond Near,” about Glynda Cox, co-owner with partner Peg Miller of the old Chicago House: “Road of Roses” was a crowd favorite from those days, lending a lyric as … Continue reading

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Onward Through the Blog…

a doodle for my 400th post from Buller’s Back Porch…

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“The Great Beyond Near” — Songs of Will T. Massey

for Glynda Cox “One of the greatest moms of the Austin arts scene has died,” her 2008 Austin Chronicle obituary said. With partner Peg Miller, she ran the Chicago House, a coffeehouse-performance space known for hosting up & rising Austin … Continue reading

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Some Summer Songs

Happy Summer Solstice! This longest day of the year kicks off the summer season — officially. In places like Texas, of course, it’s already been summer for months, of course (part of why we moved to Colorado). With all that … Continue reading

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Inspirational, Insufferable — and, yet, Logical

Go placidly amid the noise and haste, And remember what peace there may be, in silence. If that sounds vaguely familiar, you may even heard a heavenly choir rising behind those spoken words in your memory. If you were alive in … Continue reading

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“Cost of Living” — Lyrics of Will T. Massey

Another in a series of posts featuring the music and lyrics of Will T. Massey Songwriters talk about writing a “rent-payer” when they pen a song popular enough to earn them royalties for years to come. This early song of Will’s … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Pete Townshend!

Today is Pete’s 73rd birthday and for 51 of those years, I’ve been a fan and follower of his. From the early days of The Who to Tommy to his solo work to Meher Baba and beyond, Pete’s been sharing … Continue reading

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