I was raised Presbyterian with my four siblings by my father, FBI agent William E Logg Jr., and my devoted mother, Drusilla, in Wichita Falls, Texas.
As a teenager I worked for the Parks & Recreation Department and, later, with the Sanitation Department for the City of Wichita Falls. At night I played lead guitar with local bands.
I was drafted three months before the end of the Vietnam War at age 19 and served as a SP4 Editor in the Engineer Division at HQ NATO CENTAG in Seckenheim, Germany with security clearance level of Top Secret Atomal.
I attended Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls majoring in English Literature. Afterwards, I went on the road, pursuing a music career.
For years I performed on the road with my band Will Smokey Logg and the Flamethrowers, opening shows for Ray Charles, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Bobby Blue Bland, BB King, Albert King, Buddy Guy, James Cotton, and The Meters, culminating in my band’s performances at the 1989 Montreal Jazz Festival and three consecutive Sacramento Blues Festivals.
I produced four albums that were sold internationally, including “You Can Stay But The Noise Must Go,” “Pell Mell Hell with David Fathead Newman,” “Crash ‘N Burn,” and “Ghosts of The Totems.”
For the past ten years I have been the Products Distribution Manager for PaperCity Magazine. I held a similar position at the Dallas Observer for five years prior to that.
I have been married for 25 years to Marj Rash, a certified Iyenger Yoga teacher who owns Yoga Mart in West Lakewood.
I am truly of our neighborhood: Marj and I lived at the Hillside Manor (now Veranda Bungalows) Apartments on Gaston Ave for four years, Emerald Isle Apartments on Garland Rd for twelve years and have owned a house on Santa Clara in Little Forest Hills for the last thirteen years.
I never vote straight-party lines. My independent vote is like that of many; based on the integrity, ideas, and intelligence of the individual.
Shortly, I will be gathering signatures necessary to place my name on the 2015 ballet for City Council for District 9.
I would greatly appreciate your consideration, and signature.