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“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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“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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“Hardest Mile” — Lyrics of Will T. Massey

Another in a series of intermittent posts featuring lyrics of Will T. Massey Will’s music has always been intensely personal — that’s a key part of his widespread appeal. From his earliest songs onward, his lyrics often spoke of dreams, voices, … Continue reading

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“Slow Study” — Lyrics of Will T. Massey

Second in an intermittent series of posts featuring the lyrics of Will T. Massey.  Having started with a song from his most recent release, The Weathering, I figured to jump back to the title track to one of his earliest … Continue reading

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7 Years Ago — Songs of Will T. Massey

Writing recently about my cousin, singer-songwriter Will T. Massey, made me think about his “comeback” years in Austin. Along with releasing a string of albums, he regained his spark for live performances. Working solo or with partners or bands, he kept … Continue reading

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Missing Will T.

A belated Happy Birthday to my cousin, Will T. Massey! He turned 49 yesterday. Yesterday also marked one full year since I last spoke with Will. He wanted my help running an errand and I had to turn him down, since I … Continue reading

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Bittersweet Birthday: Missing Tom Petty

Tom Petty should have been celebrating his 67th birthday today. Instead, we are left to remember him. My old hometown, Austin, proclaimed today “Tom Petty Day,” and that sent me reeling back through the years of hearing his music, so … Continue reading

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