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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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“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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“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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“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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