Tag Archives: Jerry Jeff Walker

Walking in the Long Shadow of Grief

“There’s a hole in the middle of the prettiest life…” “For Real,” Bob Franke The long shadow of grief seems to have become a constant companion to me these days, a shadow dogging me that I don’t see in the … Continue reading

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“Okay-ish,” 3 Weeks Later

It’s been over 3 weeks since my brother, Scott Whitebird, died. I haven’t been blogging since then. I’m still waiting for words to regain some level of meaning or significance. Mostly, I’m “okay-ish.” Days come and go and I drift … Continue reading

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Texans, Imported & Exported

Legendary songwriter Jerry Jeff Walker died last Friday after battling throat cancer. He and his music had a huge influence on me, and I considered blogging about that. But so many other people, including fellow musicians and songwriters, already have … Continue reading

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Remembering my Friend, Mike MacNaughton (Part 2)

Part 2 of frustratingly incomplete memory snatches of my best friend, Mike MacNaughton, who died unexpectedly in his sleep recently. I’d known him for 50 years, so any tribute is obviously abbreviated. Even spreading some of these stories out over … Continue reading

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Songs of Death and Grief — for Victor and all of us

Another old friend died this week, another sad reminder that we are all temporary here. Though not totally unexpected, Victor’s death still caught me off-guard and hit me harder than I was ready to handle. I slipped into a deep … Continue reading

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4 Songs to Hum Heading Home — plus a bonus track!

Last week, we were on the road home (by way of Balmorhea State Park) so I posted a set-list of music videos of road songs from the good ol’ Grateful Dead. Well, we’ve been home a few days now, so … Continue reading

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“The Gleaming Toys of History”

“One good anecdote is worth a volume of biography.” — William Ellery Channing What exactly is an anecdote? “A usually short narrative of an interesting, amusing, or biographical incident” — Webster’s Dictionary “A biographical incident; a minute passage of private … Continue reading

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