Welcome to MichaelMackie.com

Thank God you're here! I spent a helluva lot of money on this vanity project that showcases ... well, me. So take some time ... peruse the site and gimme some feedback.

I'm excited to show off my work, my writing and lots of other sundry items ... and I hope both of you enjoy it.


Latest Brush with Greatness

I got the chance to meet two of KISS’ original frontmen, Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons. The guys were in town to open another of their Rock and Brews restaurants. If Hard Rock Café, Planet Hollywood, Viper Room and Bennigan’s had a baby … it would be similar to Rock and Brews. Both rockers were dressed in black (natch!), way taller than I anticipated (6’2”+) and had an odd array of perfectly coifed, somewhat synthetic hair. And both of ‘em were remarkably well preserved – looking fairly polished and alert. I watched both of them glide ...

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About Michael Mackie

I was born the son of a poor black sharecropper. No, wait – that was Steve Martin. I was born in Des Moines, Iowa sometime in the ‘70’s. And no, I did not grow up on or near a farm. Yes, we had electricity. Yes, we had running water. And to date, I’ve never worn overalls. But I’m sure I’d look amazing in them. I’m a proud Midwesterner. And even though I travel a lot for a living … I always look forward to coming home. Home is now just outside of Kansas City where I’m nestled in the sprawling Mecca ...

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