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Born May 18, 1953; got saved at Truett Memorial BC in Hayesville, NC 1959. On rigged ballot which I did not rig got Most Intellectual class of 71, Gaffney High School. Furman Grad, Sociology major but it was little tougher than Auburn football players had Had three dates with beautiful women the summer of 1978. Did not marry any of em. Never married anybody cause what was available was undesirable and what was desirable was unaffordable. Unlucky in love as they say and even still it is sometimes heartbreaking. Had a Pakistani Jr. Davis Cupper on the Ropes the summer of 84, City Courts, Rome Georgia I've a baby sitter, watched peoples homes while they were away on Vacation. Freelance writer, local consultant, screenwriter, and the best damn substitute teacher of Floyd County Georgia in mid 80's according to an anonymous kid passed me on main street a few years later when I went back to get a sandwich at Schroeders. Had some good moments in Collinsville as well. Ask Casey Mattox at if he will be honest about it. I try my best to make it to Bridges BBQ in Shelby NC at least four times a year.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Fox and Robert Redford

Well not exactly, but I did have great chat with Brett Morgen this morning in Trenton, Ga who I had not seen since he showed his early documentary in Collinsville, Alabama in 93, Blessings of Liberty. We saw Billy Ray Cyrus the next day in Bham.
Brett was in rare form, in these parts to film a Flat Rock Truck Driver as part of a corporate documentary Brett is doing to promote a New Truck. Said he had traveled 4500 miles in last 10 days or so.
Maybe if I could get back in the Lyberry he could come back to town and show Chicago Ten and we could have a conversation. In meantime I'm hoping he can go down the street there in NYC and have lunch with Matthew.
Brett remembers Matt's brother John well, but Matthew only vaguely. He does remember the Youth choir in Blessings of Liberty and the Footsteps of Jesus.

Brett also was subject of an interview on NPR's Fresh Air back in February you can easily google up.
It is my understanding his Chicago Ten has been picked up by PBS series Independent Lens and can be seen in most parts of the Country later this year.
In meantime, big hint here for Stasha to pick it up for the Video Hut in Collinsville.
Brett said he drove through Collinsville for about five minutes on Weds. Lot has changed he said, noticing the revitalization of downtown, at same time lameting the loss of the clock.
We had a photo opp.
Hope to have it up for you on this site sometime next week so keep checking for a few days.
He has three kids now, two boys and a girl. Things look like they are going pretty well and I applaud his successes since 92.
Fun chat. Wish we coulda talked all day.


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