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Published on Jan 19, 2009
Huey Morgan is a guitarist with the Fun Loving Criminals. "I like to think of myself as an opportunist which is kinda like a capitalist without a plan". Huey spent some time in jail when he was young and then joined the Marines. Of his guitar he says "this little piece of wood and metal saved my ass", "My plan is no plan, it's always been that way".
In my life everything's centred around the guitar. Everything started with this thing.It's kind of singular I think that a person who can just start off playing a little bit of, can go sell ten million records, and have a job at the BBC,and it's just - it's amazing to me that I got this far doing this. Because I'm fairly thick, you know.
I was bored with school life, and believe it or not I was - took a test early on and I was apparently gifted. So I would go to these private schools in Manhattan, you get thrown out two weeks later for knocking some kid out.I just didn't have a real good - good discipline level at that point.
Going to like jail when I was a kid really sobered me up. I realised at that point that I wasn't cut out to be an arch criminal, you know, I just knew in my heart that I wasn't that kind of person.
I was definitely given an option, and I chose - I chose to serve my country in the Marine Corps. When I was in the Service I was given an opportunity to read a lot, and I did, and I really kind of educated myself in a lot of ways, and read a lot of books, and realised that there was more to life and the world than I thought there was.
This little piece of wood and metal saved my ass. I think without this it would probably have been like, you know, something that had bullets in it, I'd be holding. As far as regrets go, it's kinda like the Frank Sinatra song - My Way. Regrets, he's had a few, but not enough to mention.