Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Fwd: Texting and Driving. (Please watch)

This is a must see.
Jeff

Begin forwarded message:

From: Dale Berry <dalber3@gmail.com>
Date: January 31, 2011 4:17:45 PM CST
Subject: Texting and Driving. (Please watch)

Our pastor had the funeral for the last girl in this video.   She was so young and so full of life and hopes for the future. She was meeting a friend in Springfield and texting him while on her way there.  If you have friends or family that text while they drive please view this and pass it on them. 
Dale
 
 
 

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Jeff Wines

Hi Butch,
I have tried to send a request to you as a friend. I think your settings don't allow that. Anyway I am going to put that video up on my facebook page. If you request me as a friend I will accept and you could see what I have. I am not able to send it to you on e-mail as the file is way to big. Have a great day.
Your Friend,
Jeff

Friday, July 04, 2008

Independance Day

Sitting in the comfort and safety of our home, it is easy to be
comfortable and smug. We must remember the price paid for our
Independence. The many lives that were given and sacrifices made so
that we might enjoy "Freedom" and peace here at home.
I am looking at the flag and remembering a day not too long ago
Sept 11 when we were all united and everyone was flying their flag. We
had a common unity and purpose. That unity has faded into yesterday
and we are now "divided" in many arenas , but i still feel a oneness
here, I know that we are not divided on the BIG issues of the day. The
media would like us to think so,thaty everything is terrible, but i
don't trust them for much of what i believe. What i believe is in my
heart and was given to me through the sacrifices of others. It was
handed down from generation to generation, i got it from my parent's,
you got it from yours ,they got it from thier's. It's a belief in
America and Americans, to pull through and get up and over any
obstacle and to have the courage to fight to make the world a better
place for everyone. A place where ALL people are free, not just
Americans. This is the greatest of hope's and it is our duty to do it.
I believe that this is the greatest country on the planet. It is
our country, not right or wrong, but right and wrong. We make our
mistakes but we as the people of America, AMERICANS, always find a way
to get the job done. I am PROUD to be an American. Proud of our
founding fathers, our many patriots who gave their lives to defend
this great cause and this great country. Proud of the veteran's of all
wars who have made many sacrifices, thousands paving the way to our
freedom with their blood. I am proud of the free spirit and the open
market society that allows competition to thrive so that we can
continue to progress towards a better way of life for our children and
their children. I love the fact that nobody places limits on me except
myself and i can accomplish as much as i set my mind to. Where else
could a guy who is relatively unknown except in a small circle of
people, make a living playing music. I play my music where i want to,
when I want to. That is freedom and i treasure it in all it's many
forms. The hard working people of America who each day, get up and
get it done, come home to their families have some pizza, watch a
little TV and go to bed only to get up the next day and hit it again,
determined to make it a better place for generations to come.
On this 4th of July Celebrate all you have and all you have come
through. Celebrate the many great men and women who have made our
lives as we know them on this day, possible. We are living the dream.
God Bless America, God bless our troops and God bless you. Your
musical pal Claude"Butch"Morgan
Claude Morgan
butch@devtex.net

Butch Morgan
butch@butchmorgan.com

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Kerrville Folk Festival, it came and went

Man...You start off thinking..Kerrville Folk Festival...18 days, wow!
That's a long time. You get your camp all set up ( Mis-Inclined is my
camp), then....Man, it's over, just like that. Time flies when your
having fun.
Once again this year I was a finalist for the Newfolk Competition.
There were 32 great artist to pick from, whittled down from 800
submissions. They pick 6 winners, in the end I came in 7th..Well I'll
keep trying. In someways it says a lot about your craft to have been
chosen a couple of times. To me it is reinforcement that i am still
writing quality songs, still there is still lots of room for
improvement for sure.
The line up this year was great, night in and night out and all
night long. I had a big time playing and singing in some grand circles
around the campfires, although there were no actually campfires due to
a burn ban, here in Texas we are in drought right now, and in bad need
of some rain. I thought for sure we would get rain during the
festival, but for the first time since i have been attending it did
not rain. Anyway, the festival was a success for little ol' me on many
fronts. I have a tentative tour booked for Canada in November, a
couple of house concerts to do and some just plain "sideman
guitarist"gigs i picked up while there. Also a couple of other things
that i am not able to talk about right now, but very nice (more on
those later)
Me an my pal, Jonathan Byrd played a few gigs together while he was
here for the fest. One especially nice one was at camp "Sweetness &
Light" on the last friday, after the main-stage performances were
through. My musical cohort from the H!X, RB Blackstone, played keys
with us and we had a great hour long show with about 100 people ion
attendance. It was really fun and great, receptive audience sitting in
lounge chairs and on the ground and in the street. Cool...very cool!
Back at home, remodeling starts up again, we are closing in on
finishing up the living room/kitchen, working on the ceilings (all
tin) and installing new lighting and ceiling fans and such, we are
getting close to actually having a normal living space again. We have
added lots of extra insulation and the AC feels really nice. We have
never had a air conditioned home before.
The kitchen is almost complete ( we love our new dishwasher) and the
next big step is to have all the sheetrock,taping and floating done
and then paint the walls, then we install all new floors and we are
good to go..at that point it will be party time at Morgan Manor...
Well that's quite enough for now. In the meantime, keep looking up
and hope to see you down the trail! Claude"Butch"Morgan

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

News news and more news....

Wow!! This year is going by fast. It's already getting really hot here
in Devine. Lots has happened since i last wrote. I got a new I Mac and
it has been a trip getting it all set up. I have been unable, so far,
to use my e-mail address book, that is one reason i have not posted
here in a while, but slowly we are getting it back up and running.
Newfolk? Although it doesn't SOUND like it applies to me, it does.
For the second time in 3 years, i am once again a finalist. It is such
a great honor to be picked as one of the 32 our of 800 entries for the
Kerrville Newfolk Songwriter Competition. I will be performing on
Sunday May 25. If you have never been to Kerrville you really need to
carve out some time and come. It is a great experience for fans and
artist as well. Eighteen days of almost non-stop music. It is really a
great thing. This years line up is exceptional check out there web
site at
www.,Kerrvillefolkfestival.com
On the home front we continue to work on our house and much has been
done. We are just about through with the Kitchen renovation and we are
moving into the living room. It's a lot of work, but a lot of fun and
we are seeing progress everyday. A big party is planned as soon as we
get the living room completed and the new floors in.
I have designed the living room so that we can do house concerts
here on a semi-regular basis, but that is down the road. More news to
follow on that front.
All is well. My new solo CD "Serious" continue to fly off the shelf
and the H!X are playing some fine gigs and will be announcing the
release of there first studio CD soon.
In the meantime, Keep looking up and give thanks to the men and
women who serve , and have served, this country, fighting for freedom
throughout the world. It is because of our veterans that we have the
freedom to come and go as we please. Thanks for stopping by, your pal,
Claude"Butch"Morgan

Thursday, January 17, 2008

New Year

Ok Ok, I accept it.. It's 2008 and i can not do anything about it.
What a great year 2007 was and i look forward to more great things
this year.
My wife and i are in the process of finishing our house, it was
built in 1923. It was in pretty bad shape when we bought her and we
have been steadily bringing her back around. New foundation, big
bedroom addition, washroom, etc, but with my schedule getting more
and more full, i have had no time , or energy, to really dedicate to
finishing up our many, as yet undone projects, BUT, we have a man in
the family who is great at remodeling and we have hired him to come
in and do what needs to be done so we can get it finished. New roof,
new energy efficient windows, major kitchen remodel, new floors,
insulation and yes Air conditioning. It will take about 3 months. I
will be hiring on as one of his helpers and that will save us some
money. All this was made possible by my wife's lovely mother,
Earline, who upon her recent passing, left us a little nest egg that
we are using for this project.
Just purchased an old school bus which we will set up on our
property and use as Barbara's Art studio. This has long been a little
dream of her's to have a bus, so for Christmas I bought her one and
it is being delivered this week. So little by little we are getting
our place fixed up nicely.
Once we get the major work done I will be starting a monthly house
concert series here. It's all very exciting and time consuming. I
hope it will help create some space for Barbara and I to get back to
our creative selves and start producing in our respective fields
again.
I said that this year i was going to take it a little easier and
not play as much and dedicate myself to writing more, this is still
my goal. I have 30 or 40 songs in various stages of completion but
have lacked the time or energy to get the work done. But hey, i have
a whole new year ahead of me and i am looking forward and i am
looking up.. Your friend and fan Claude"Butch"Morgan
PS Forgot to mention this, but i just got my old Gibson Les Paul
(1958) Black Beauty, back together again. It has been apart since
1984. Man it is beautiful, I am having to learn to play all over
again, it is such a great guitar.
--
Claude"Butch" Morgan
603 Windy Knoll
Devine,Texas 78016
cell: 210.884.1572
http://www.butchmorgan.com

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Vacation

Howdy Friends.
Thanks for dropping by..2008 is just about here. My wife and i always spend the week from Dec 26 to Jan 2 camping. We are headed to Garner State Park for the week. A time of reflection and tranquility among the big Cypress trees and the Frio river. It is always good for the muse, to get away from the clubs, bars and restaurants, to pull myself away from "work" and enjoy the guitar as an instrument instead of a tool. To push the pencil around and see what happens. Pull out my scrapes of paper and notes and struggle with the rhyme's and the music to see what falls out of me.
  I pray for you ,a healthy & prosperous New Year, full of  adventure, and new and old friends.
It's an exciting time to be alive. I feel as if something great is just around the corner for all mankind, so hang in there.
  Don't give up on your dreams, set lofty goals.
God Bless you, God Bless America and God Bless our troops.
 Your musical pal and otherwise, see you down the trail in 2008
Yee-Haw-llelujah  Claude"Butch"Morgan
--  
Claude"Butch" Morgan
 603 Windy Knoll
Devine,Texas 78016
cell: 210.884.1572
http://www.butchmorgan.com