Tag Archives: Will T. Massey

In Re: Your Comments

Mostly, when I blog, I’m writing for my favorite reader, me. Sorry, dear readers, but you barely merit a passing thought, even should one come knocking on my brain’s door. Oh, I pay close attention to my viewership stats. I … Continue reading

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Ode to Dead Clubs

Sad news from my friend Edward in Pavia: Spaziomusica Pavia is closing soon. Literally “Music Space Pavia,” it’s hosted hundreds of performers for many years. I only made it there once, when Will T. Massey played there in 2006, but … Continue reading

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Found fragments: stray poem

I’m a pack rat. I save way too many things. Sometimes, I look at some of what has been saved. Sometimes, what I see again for the first time after a long time grabs my attention. So, sometimes, I share … Continue reading

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Slipping Past 600

Oops. I had intended today’s entry to commemorate 600 blog posts here, but, you might say a funny thing happened on the way to the back porch. Last Friday, I published a draft of a piece I’ve been working on … Continue reading

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Songs of Will T. Massey — “My Old ’64”

A song of young love — and heartbreak, as only Will T. Massey could deliver. Displaying the humor later seen in classics like “Coffee Break” and “Highway Hearse,” young Will T. takes us back to the 50s with Jesse “Guitar” … Continue reading

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Songs of Will T. Massey — “Long, Lonesome Look”

Will’s most recent CD, The Weathering, came out 3 years ago. As usual, while working on recording that collection of songs, he never stopped writing new songs. He played this one that didn’t make the CD at The Weathering release … Continue reading

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Songs of Will T. Massey — “Tried to Be True”

This song was released only on some European versions of the MCA album, Will T. Massey, so many of Will’s American fans had never heard this song. In Italy, when Will ventured a first quick comeback tour in 2006, he … Continue reading

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Songs of Will T. Massey — “High Rollers, Roll My Way”

Will once observed that sometimes the events or images he would write about would then become manifest in the world. To that end, he figured a song about big money and fame might provide the needed push to send him … Continue reading

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“I Will Take the Wheel” — Songs of Will T. Massey

Another original from Will that never made to a released recording, captured here in performance at Flipnotics coffee house in Austin, Texas. I hesitated on uploading this one because there are multiple lines in the lyrics I am uncertain of. … Continue reading

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“The Dark Side of a Dream” — Songs of Will T. Massey

Will wrote this song near the start of his writing and performing career in Austin, speaking directly of the dangers afforded by his choice of a lifestyle. One song on his 1988 release, “Kicking Up Dust,” foretold the struggles of … Continue reading

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