Friday, January 29, 2021

Pheaturing Barack Obama

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Monday, January 25, 2021

Pheaturing Morgan Wallen


Hey, kids, welcome to the Phile for a Monday. How are you? First Lady Dr. Jill Biden made a surprise visit to the National Guard troops that were stationed at the U.S. Capitol so she could deliver them cookies made from the White House. The stop was not on Biden’s schedule, but it was made in an effort to show her gratuity towards the troops for protecting her family and Washington D.C. on Inauguration Day. Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States, while Kamala Harris was sworn in as Vice-President. Biden’s visit came specifically after several reports had surfaced of some national guard members being forced to sleep inside a parking garage. Addressing the troops stationed outside the U.S. Capitol, Biden said, “I just wanted to come today to say thank you to all of you for keeping me and my family safe. I know that you left your home states.” Biden then went on to mention how her family was a National Guard Family due to their late son Beau, who served for the branch. She continued, “Our son Beau was a Delaware Army National Guard. He served for a year in Iraq from 2008 to 2009. So I’m a National Guard mom and when I saw... all that you’ve done and you left your home states and you’ve come here... I just wanted to say thanks from President Biden and my entire family.” While addressing the troops Biden was seen holding a basket of chocolate chip cookies, that were baked as a thank you to the members who worked to protect Washington D.C. in the recent weeks following the Capitol riot. Joking that she couldn’t have baked them all herself, she stated the White House baked them and wanted to give each and every member a cookie as a small thank you for their service and their military families’ service. The hilarious and adorable visit came after thousands of National Guardsmen were told to vacate the U.S. Capitol and be forced to rest in a nearby parking garage. Apparently, the group had no Internet service, only had one working outlet and one bathroom with two stalls for 5,000 troops. Backlash quickly erupted after the pictures circulated of the members in the parking garage, given that they were in Washington D.C. to protect and serve the national Capitol. There were reportedly 20,000 troops in Washington D.C. for Inauguration Day. President Joe Biden called the chief of the National Guard Bureau, General Dan R. Hokanson, and apologized for the situation, asking the General how he could fix what had occurred. As far as a reason exactly why the troops were moved and who ordered the removal still remains unknown. Unfortunately, this still continues to spark criticism on social media from several State Governors and members of Congress.

I do feel bad for politicians sometimes, especially in moments like these. Every little thing they do is subject to criticism from the public, even down to the most hilarious slip-ups. I applaud their bravery in always attempting to not let the little things get in the way of them doing their jobs, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the laughs. Such as when current Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer went a little “hard” on former President Donald Trump, saying that he’s responsible for the “erection.” According to TMZ, Schumer was pressing for an impeachment trial last Friday since there’s conflict over when that trial should be held. Although former Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants to push it back a few weeks, Democrat lawmakers are fighting to have the trial as soon as possible. In trying to emphasize how important it is to have this trial, Schumer had strictly said, “There will be a trial and when the trial ends, Senators will have to decide if they believe Donald John Trump incited the erection.” Schumer hilariously didn’t realize what he had just said and was going to continue with his speech, when suddenly in the video, you can see him realize what words actually came out of his mouth. Immediately, he says, “insurrection” with a straight face, covering up for his little word slip up. Luckily, no one else in the room was seen giggling or laughing, which I have to say is pretty commendable. Maybe I’m a little immature, but it would be difficult not to let out a little cackle. However, many who saw the video on social media immediately started making jokes. And how could you not? Look, no one’s perfect, okay? Regardless, things moved along on the Senate floor as Nancy Pelosi is set to deliver the article of impeachment against Trump today. Who knows... maybe things would’ve taken a different turn in the White House if Donald Trump incited the erection instead of the insurrection. The United States could use a few more scandals anyway, am I right?

Senator Bernie Sanders showed up to Joe Biden’s inauguration looking like he had somewhere else to be. Walking around with a large manila envelope tucked under his arm, the senator appeared distracted... as if the presidential inauguration was just another chore on a busy day. Maybe it was! Donning a blue surgical mask, casual puffer coat, and oversized knit mittens, Bernie was clearly not going out of his way to dress up in the Washington, D.C. winter cold. But at least his hands were cozy. The authentically unadorned getup, so true to character on this no-nonsense democratic socialist, has inspired an all-out meme craze on social media. Bernie and his fold-up chair are popping up on the New York subway, in shoveled parking spaces, on the bench with Forrest Gump, even at the butcher shop from "The Sopranos." It’s a versatile pose that Sanders struck on the makeshift seating accommodation. With a (somewhat) grumpy expression concealed by the ubiquitous blue face mask, his particular slouch was something everyone could relate to... especially coming out of 2020. The former presidential frontrunner’s position on Inauguration Day carries, so effortlessly, into various moments of modern urban fatigue. The onslaught of memes now ranges from hilariously mainstream to local and niche. It’s safe to say that Bernie Sanders was not trying to upstage the stylish Michelle Obama, Vice President Kamala Harris, or the new First Lady Jill Biden when he got dressed on the morning of January 20th, 2021. From the looks of it, the chosen parka was actually the same one he wore in his old “I am once again asking for your financial support” commercial... another heavily-memed event from Sanders’ bid for the presidency. Bernie, for all his non-fussiness, remains perfect, warm-hearted meme material. During an era when everything online is hotly contested and politics is deeply personal, Bernie Sanders’ platform... and persona... collectively represents an inoffensive cross-section of old-school values. At least to his young, tech-savvy fans. Even if the leader does not have very good fashion sense. But this time it was not Bernie’s favorite (and extremely practical) coat that caused a stir following President Joe Biden’s swearing-in ceremony. It was the giant mittens! The mittens were gifted to Sen. Bernie Sanders by Jen Ellis, a schoolteacher from Essex Junction, Vermont. Ellis, a staunch Sanders supporter, wanted to offer the inspiring senator a handmade token in response to his primary loss in 2016. Aside from her day job, Ellis makes and sells her mittens on Etsy, knitting each pair from repurposed wool sweaters and fleeced recycled from plastic bottles. It’s no surprise that the environmentally-conscious second-grade teacher felt so deeply connected to the Vermont senator’s progressive mission. When Sanders chose to run again, in 2020, Ellis was delighted. She was even more delighted to see Sanders wearing her mittens all across the campaign trail! More shocking perhaps, was when Bernie Sander also wore the thoughtful gift to the generally formal presidential inauguration. Since the mittens made their viral appearance at the U.S. Capitol, Ellis’ online business is naturally trending but she’s announced on Twitter that there are no more mittens left to sell! 

Oh man, this is hilarious. I feel like this is probably my favorite video of the year thus far. I’m pretty sure the Internet is agreeing with me on this. Melania Trump is really over her being the former first lady, and you can totally tell. She is hilariously going viral on social media once more after she was seen walking away from former president Donald Trump during their last photo op together as president and first lady. Melania’s snub to her husband has now become THE Internet meme of 2021. The video was filmed as the Air Force One touched down in Florida following Donald Trump’s departure from the White House on Wednesday, January 20th. While walking from their jet to the car, which was set to drive the former president and first lady to their Mar-A-Lago hotel located in Florida, the press congregated to take pictures of the duo for the final time. All this occurred as Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were sworn in at the Capitol as President of the United States and Vice President, respectively. Although the Republican waved and smiled at the press when he exited the plane, Melania quickly walked out of the shot pretending she didn’t see them and said “peace out I’m done, it’s all about President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden.” Well I mean technically she didn’t say that but you can totally see she wanted to say it by just looking at her face.

As expected, the footage quickly went viral on Twitter and has now been viewed more than 4 million times in the day since it was posted online. Taking advantage of the whole situation, social media users have also decided to create gifs and memes looping Melania’s dismissive attitude. Despite Melania’s diss at cameras, she spoke quite positively about her experience as a first lady in a video address taken in Washington D.C. that she later shared on Twitter. Former first lady Melania Trump stated, “The past four years have been unforgettable. As Donald and I conclude our time in the White House, I think of all the people I have taken home in my heart and their incredible stories of love, patriotism, and determination. Together, as one national family, we can continue to be the light of hope for future generations and carry on America’s legacy of raising our nation to greater heights through our spirit of courage, goodness, and faith. No words can express the depth of my gratitude for the privilege of having served as your First Lady. To all the people of this country: You will be in my heart forever. Thank you. God bless you, and God bless the United States of America.” I mean, let’s face it, we all know she didn’t write this. It was probably the press secretary who came up with the speech, but hey, I will let her have this one. I have to give it to her for always being in the spotlight, she tried. Anyway, I hope life treats you very well Melania, I’m sure a lot of people will miss you.

Good lord, I can’t believe this is true. I can’t believe I didn’t. I’m disappointed. But, let’s face it, my luck is trash, but this person’s luck is… chef’s kiss. One lucky person in Maryland literally just became a lot richer after winning the Powerball jackpot $731.1 million prize. Yes, $731.1, can you imagine what you can do with that money? What would you even do after winning this? Like how do you even react? This is the fourth-largest jackpot in Powerball history, which was claimed on Wednesday night after a single ticket matched all six numbers in the draw. Lottery officials announced that the winning Powerball ticket was sold at Coney Market in Lonaconing, Maryland matching the white balls 40, 53, 60, 68, 69, plus Powerball 22 and power play Multiplayer 3x. This is the first Powerball jackpot win in Maryland since 2011, and in case you were wondering, the store itself will receive a $100,000 bonus from the Maryland Lottery for selling the lucky winning ticket. The winner, who has yet to come forward obviously, can either choose to get an estimated annuity of $731.11 million, paid in 30 payments over 29 years, or can opt for a lump sum payment of $546.8 before federal taxes. Federal withholding tax is 24% while Maryland state withholding tax is 8.95 percent. But let’s face it, cashing out $546.8 is a dream in itself, I mean this is highly insane. Lottery winners in Maryland do you have the right to remain anonymous and have at least 182 days to claim their hefty prize. But claiming deadlines in the state have an extended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The run-up to Wednesday began back in September and was 36 drawings long, which is the longest in Powerball history. In addition to the Jackpot prize, more than 4.4 million winning tickets were drawn on Wednesday, and prices range from $4 to $2 million. A ticket with a Power Play option worth $2 million was reported sold at AC&T in Hagerstown. The retailer will receive a $5,000 bonus from the Maryland Lottery for selling the ticket. There were reportedly 12 other second-tier prizes won in Wednesday’s Powerball drawing with $1 million prizes won in Georgia, Illinois, California, Michigan, Maine, Oregon, and New Jersey.  Although this was a pretty colossal prize, it still wasn’t the Powerball biggest. The biggest prize came back in 2016 when a $1.586 billion jackpot was won by three tickets in Florida, Tennessee, and California. The Powerball jackpot will now reset to a top prize of $20 million or $15 million cash value at the next drawing on Saturday.

Instead of doing this blog thing I should be listening to this record...

Maybe not. So, Trump left Biden a note in the desk drawer of the Oval Office and I have it right here... no other blog or website got a copy of it. Haha.

Hahahaha. I'm a little suspicious of the maid they just hired for the White House...

Ha. When I saw this it reminded me of something...

Then it hit me...

Crazy, right? Here is another post Here are 21 posts from 2021 so far that will keep you face-palming through another orbit around the sun...

Financial aid going to the wrong people. Valentine's Day is around the corner, so if you're looking for a card to get someone how about this one?

Hahahaha. One thing that makes me chuckle is when families react old pictures of themselves... like this one...

They have the same bloody clock. Haha. SO, once in a while I look up different words on Twitter to see what people are saying. One of the words I look up is "Foghat" and I recently discovered this one...

My dad motivated me as well. Okay, so, you can’t take it with you. At least as far as we know. Any wealth or possessions will remain after you’re gone. But does that make a person obligated to leave the fruits of their earthly labors to their descendants? Or do offspring need to be judged worthy? And who does the judging? A father examining these questions had a frank discussion with his children. It didn’t go well. So he turned to the Phile for feedback... 

"Am I wrong for telling my children that if they don’t grow up and get real jobs, they aren’t getting a penny from me when I die, and then giving them a reality check? I’m not dying. My kids thought they’d get my savings when I die. I told them no, then lectured them. I have two kids. One works part-time flipping burgers, but insists his real job is as a gaming streamer. The other claims she’s a ‘professional’ Influencer, her livelihood supported by her boyfriend. My kids are adults, what they do with their lives is their choice. We’ve had several arguments about it, but ultimately, as adults, the responsibility for their lives is their own. Over Christmas, we were talking about their mother (on Zoom) when my daughter brought up the subject of her will, wondering if she’d left anything to them. I confessed that she passed before ever writing one, and the money she did have was used up the year she passed. We were a dual-income family in a time when neither of us were making a lot. It was a hard time. Eventually, I joined a friend in the private sector and my fortune changed. I’m not ‘rich,' but I’ll never be uncomfortable again. Well, my son then decided to ‘lighten the mood’ by implying that I’ll make up for it when I pass. I asked him what he meant, and the conversation went as follows: Me: What do you mean? Him: Well, you have a lot of money, right? It’ll go to us. Me: And who told you that? My daughter: What do you mean? Me: I’ve made it very clear that I don’t approve of the way you both live. You both chose not to get an education or real jobs. You have no way of supporting yourself. (I often buy them groceries). You refuse to help yourselves, so why would I enable your ‘lifestyles’ by leaving you my savings when I die? You want my money, then grow up and get real jobs, but the bank of dad will be forever closed when dad is forever closed. What followed was a heated argument where both my son and daughter accused me of being manipulative and unsupportive, so I got real with them. Me: You both refuse to grow up. Flipping burgers is an honorable job, but it’s not going to keep a roof over your head. What if you have kids? What if you get fired? And, what will you do if your boyfriend breaks up with you because all you do is sit on your ass all day and take photos of yourself? You want to do that, find a modeling agency. A real job. You both speak of chasing your dreams, but neither one of you are in any position to do that because neither of you wants to take responsibility for yourselves right now. I’ve said it a million times. You’re adults. What you do with your lives is your choice and your responsibility. Dreams take money, and neither of you have that. Grow up. Get a job. A real job. Then chase your dreams. I’m not going to leave a penny to either of you if your life plan is to ‘get by’ until I die, then coast through the rest of your lives off the earnings of my hard work. My son ended the call after a prolonged silence. My daughter called me an asshole then did the same. I haven’t heard from either since, and neither will take my calls. So, am I wrong here? I think I might be because I was unnecessarily harsh on Christmas. Some of the feedback coming at me is because I’m critical of their ‘jobs’. To be clear, a job is something that you make money from. Neither earn any money as a streamer or ‘influencer’. And I defend my opinion of flipping burgers. It’s an honorable job, but not a career if you’re doing it part-time like my son, thus making him ineligible for promotion. If he were working it full time, I would be worried, but I’d know he’s taking responsibility for his life. This conversation has come up a lot during the pandemic. My son was laid off, and my daughter isn’t working, but both have been speaking a lot about their jobs as a streamer and influencer while bringing in no money to show for it. We’ve argued about it a lot and it just came to a head when they brought up my will." It’s troubling that their current savings plan is your demise. And I like you. Because you didn’t say something like "flipping burgers isn’t a real job" but you did point out the reality that flipping burgers doesn’t get the bills paid, especially for a family and especially part time. You also pointed out to your daughter that if she wants to make a job as an Influencer, then work towards a more realistic job as a model. You’re not knocking what they like in life, you’re showing them that how they are going about it isn’t sustainable and that relying on your death isn’t going to solve their money problems late. Also, that’s morbid and terrible. Reality is harsh. You gave them a hard check. In the end, you may not be able to take it with you, but I say you can decide where it goes. And you really don’t need to justify or explain your decision to anyone. If you have a problem you want my opinion on then email me at Now from the home office in Port Jefferson, New York...

Top Phive Things Said About Biden Removing Trump's Diet Coke Button From The Oval Office
5. Counteroffer: defund the police and keep the Diet Coke button.
4. Biden should've kept it but instead of summoning a Diet Coke the button would call a random Trump family member and make a sad trombone sound. 
3. The only logical reason I can think of getting rod of the Diet Coke button is because Champ is one of those dogs that's been trained to get a beer out of the fridge. 
2. I'm pro-Diet Coke. We spend over 700 billion dollars a year on the military. At least Diet Coke is refreshing. 
And the number one thing said about Biden removing Trump's Diet Coke button from the Oval Office was...
1. Joe Biden has removed the Diet Coke button from his office. Now when he pushes the red button it just blows the scent of a woman's hair in his face. 

This is a hard one I know. If you spot the Mindphuck let me know. Okay, let's take a live look at Port Jefferson, shall we?

Looks like a nice day there but it's 28°F. Brrr. It's like 70 something here in Florida. Now for some sad news...

Larry King 
November 19th, 1933 — January 23rd, 2021 
He was married 7 times to 6 different women. No wonder he died. 

Henry Aaron 
February 5th, 1934 — January 22nd, 2021 

The average student learns calculus at a slightly younger age than when Isaac Newton discovered it.

This is way too cool... the 144th book to be pheatured in the Phile's Book Club is...

President Obama will be on the Phile on Friday. That's bloody amazing. He's been here before when I had political guests but nothing like this... not a real interview. 

Today's pheatured guest is an American country music singer and songwriter. His latest album "Dangerous" is available on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify. Please welcome to the Phile... Morgan Wallen. 

Me: Hello, Morgan, how are you doing, man? 

Morgan: I'm doing good. 

Me: So, you have recently played at the Ryman after not playing so long live. How was that being back on stage? 

Morgan: It was really good. It was emotional for me. I'm the kinda artist that loves to perform and tour, man. I always knew that I did and it always gave me a lot of joy bit not being able to do it has made me appreciate that so much more. I had every intention of saying more, speaking more words that night but the first time I talked I nearly started crying a lot. So I just decided not to speak much more and just soak it all in. Luckily I have a lot of new songs to perform. Man, it was special and cool. I had somewhat of an audience there and a lot of my friends and family so it was really special for me. 

Me: So, where are you from, Morgan? 

Morgan: Sneedville. I was born there and spent time there and I also grew up somewhat in the Knoxville area as well. So I kinda consider both of those my homes. 

Me: I love that name... Sneedville. What is that place like? 

Morgan: It has 1300 people and two country music legends came from there. 

Me: Really? Who? 

Morgan: Jimmy Martin and Doyle Lawson. 

Me: And you, Morgan, so three music legends. Haha. What's the deal with that place? 

Morgan: I don't know, dude. Not a lot. I'm proud of it, I still got a lot of family there. I still get back over there as much as I can so it's a place I hold near and dear to my heart. 

Me: I didn't realize you were on "The Voice," Morgan. When was that? 

Morgan: Back in 2014. 

Me: Your life has changed a lot since then, right? 

Morgan: Yeah. 

Me: What was it like being on "The Voice" and was it fun? 

Morgan: I started writing songs before I was on "The Voice." My mom signed me up for that. They wanted me to sing pop, I wanted to sing country. I was so new to everything. There were people in L.A., these TV people telling me what to sing. 

Me: You sang pop songs on that show, not country? 

Morgan: I finally got a chance to sing a country song and that's when I got kicked off the show which was ironic. But it gave me confidence and helped me figure out who I was and who I didn't want to be. 

Me: Who didn't you want to be? 

Morgan: I wanted to sing country music, I didn't want to do anything else. The songs I was writing was country and that's the only thing I've ever known. I didn't care about Hollywood, I didn't care about what those people told me anymore. I just thought I was gonna do my own thing, man. I think that plays a huge part in it and I just got me some really good connections as well with it. So I'm thankful for that experience for sure. 

Me: Okay, I have to say that "Whiskey Glasses" song is very catchy... but man... I hear it a lot. Was that your break through song? 

Morgan: It was one of those songs that crossed over. It went everywhere and became huge. It's the most place country song of 2019 according to Billboard

Me: I know you didn't write that song but that about it made you wanna record it? Did you think it'll be that big? 

Morgan: No, man, I don't think I would ever know for sure about anything when it comes to music. I just kinda of go with my gut. 

Me: When did you know it became a big song? 

Morgan: We were able to play shows and a lot of my songs weren't recognizable yet but I knew every night I could count on that song being just absolutely insane every single night whether we were playing arenas or what I knew I could rely on that moment to be a success. And I think that's when I started to realize that song was absolutely huge. 

Me: Was it because of the audience reaction to it then? 

Morgan: I watched the headliners and and things like that and a lot of their songs and responses weren't as big as that one so I knew it had something special. 

Me: I do like the new song of yours from the new album called "Livin' the Dream" but you sing "it ain't as good as it seems, this livin' the dream is killin' me." Where did that line come from? 

Morgan: Most days I wake up and I'm thrilled to be able to do what I do. But some days, you know, I don't. I don't feel like being Morgan Wallen sometimes. I just wanna go somewhere without people bothering me or something. I obviously appreciate the people's respect for me and the admiration for my craft and things like that. I don't take that for granted but sometimes I just kinda wish I had an off switch a little bit. That's just not something that's in the cards. It comes with a lot of pressure and comes with a lot of things. I'm 27 now, I'm definitely a grown man but a lot of me growing had been around music and that's been a huge part of it. I'm still learning, I'm still trying to figure things out myself. I kinda get a lot of pressure put on me and that song speaks to the things that maybe some people don't think about when they think of my life or people like me. I just wanted to kinda get that out there and be honest and tell a little bit of my story. Obviously I don't feel like that every single day, I don't feel like that a lot anymore but I felt that way when we wrote the song and just wanted to be honest. 

Me: So what changed? 

Morgan: I think for a period of time what made me happy was the wrong things. Just being able to go into a room, into a bar, into whatever. That's awesome, but that's not where happiness lies. That's not who I am, thats\'s just fleeting things. I'm not always going to be the cool guy, I'm not always going to have that at my disposal. Just like a drug almost, I want more and I kinda took time to myself and tried to get to know myself again. I felt that I did and that's been very beneficial for me. 

Me: You had to know that was the way it was gonna be, right? Where you can't just walk into a Chili's... 

Morgan: You're right, man. There's no way to prepare for it. Even If I knew it was coming I know I signed up for it. I know I wanted that, I wanted to be successful. But there's still just no way to be able to prepare for it. In school, you don't get 100 on every test. So, yeah, I'm just trying to do the best I can. I didn't really get mad at myself or get down on myself, I just thought to myself why am I putting myself in these situations? Why am I around people who don't have my best interest at heart? What is it that gets me there? That's why I wanted to go and find this answers and find myself and I feel like I did. 

Me: Did you hesitate on putting that song out? 

Morgan: Yeah, I hesitated in not putting it out. 

Me: Why is that? I'm glad you did. 

Morgan: I didn't want people to think I was whining or crying for help. I didn't know how it'll be perceived but so far people kinda understand it. That's really cool. 

Me: Okay, so, I have to talk about the "SNL" deal. Wanna tell the readers that might not know what I'm talking about what happened? 

Morgan: Yeah, back in October I was gonna perform on "SNL" then a video comes out of me partying without a mask at a crowded bar and "SNL" withdrew their offer to perform on the show. I ended up performing on the show thought a while later. 

Me: So, what were you thinking about then? 

Morgan: Being able to slow down and get by myself. Not just forced, but almost forced. I was like go, go, go and music, music, music for four or five years at least. I'm not thrilled but how I got there but at the same time I'm not ashamed or beating myself up about it either. 

Me: The sketch you did was funny on that show. Here's a pic of it... 

Me: You kinda made fun of the whole thing, right? Was that hard to do? 

Morgan: No, I wanted people to see the human side of me. "SNL" is not really a country heavy audience, not a whole lot of country people even get to do it. I just wanted people to see me as a person and not me as a headline. Obviously I offended a lot of people what I've done, it wasn't intentional. I just wanted people to know I'm not a malicious person. I truly wanted to grow from it and learn from it and make fun of myself and acknowledge that I think it's important to see I don't take myself too seriously. I don't think I'm better than anyone or anything like that. I just wanted them to see me, man, and I think it was a good way to see my personality and my heart. 

Me: Okay, so, I like the title track from the album, "Dangerous." What can you say about that song? 

Morgan: Thanks, man. I got into a little bit of trouble and kind of wanted to just make a note about it, maybe explain to myself why I got in trouble. For me we had a love interest story to make it a little more relatable to some more people. But to me if I'm drinking for a reason, or if I'm drinking to get away from something, or I'm drinking to party, either way to drown something out, that's where I felt I did the wrong things. 

Me: So, your songs are honest songs, right? 

Morgan: Yeah, man, I've been so transparent with my fans from the start, I think they always kinda know me. Maybe that really plays into it. I guess that relate to it and a lot of the things that I go through are things that they go through too. Luckily we're on the same page a lot, man. 

Me: What is it that you learnt about yourself between your last album and this album? 

Morgan: Man, I really learned that I got to keep my close friends close and keep them closer than ever. People that I could be safe with, that's something that I got away from in 2020, and I've gained a whole new respect for my real, true friends and for my family. So I think that's the most important thing that I can do this year. 

Me: That's cool, Morgan. Thanks so much for being on the Phile. Best of luck in the future. 

Morgan: Thank you man for taking the time and be good.

That about does it for this entry of the Phile. Thanks to Morgan for a cool interview. The Phile will be back on Friday with President Barack Obama. That's sooooo fucking crazy. Spread the word, not the turd. Don't let snakes and alligators bite you. Bye, love you, bye. Kiss your brain. 

Give me some rope, tie me to dream, give me the hope to run out of steam, somebody said it could be here. We could be roped up, tied up, dead in a year. I can't count the reasons I should stay. One by one they all just fade away...