Monday, July 13, 2009

Drink For Free On Murphy Goode TV

It likely sounds a bit too goode to be true but it is. Join me on Sunday, July 19th at the Murphy Goode tasting room between 2PM and 5PM in Healdsburg where Lifestyle Correspondent Kamary Phillips(that's me!) will be pouring the goode stuff up close and personal-like.

I'm not saying that I'll be good at it but I'll definitely be Goode. And the *FREE* bit? No worries! No small or fine print here folks. Just tell them Kamary from Murphy Goode TV sent you and Murphy Goode Winery will wave the tasting fee. It's true!

Would I lie to you? Well, maybe. But NOT right now. This is all part of the Murphy Goode A REALLY GOOD JOB campaign and on the up and up. Have a look at the other hot pour-folks waiting to serve you!

And when you're ripe and if you're feeling in the mood, I'm going to put you on TV. Murphy Goode TV that is. I'll make you famous. :)

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Sunday, July 12, 2009

Murphy Goode TV Gets Put On The Spot

So this is what it must feel like for famous folks, huh? Smart and beautiful women wanting to ask you about things you've yet to fully understand yourself. Well alright, I could get used to this. INTRODUCING NANCY HUANG and her blog, The Wander

mgtv-wanderkind interview

Funny enough, I didn't know Nancy was so lovely until after the fact, since it was a text-oriented-phoner and all. Great pleasure all around and I'm honored and flattered to have been asked. Danke Nancy! Visit her blog to learn more about the actual interview whereas I'll be doing my own video take on it (as usual) during the week periodically.

The Wanderkind struck me as an interesting name since it's quite

similar to a great German word I've always been partial to; WUNDERKIND. Such a cool word. So, I don't know if she's playing off that or not. She's clever, so likely yes. Ask her!

This is my first official interview since the Murphy Goode Winery HR tracked me down back in May, before the real madness began. It's a flattering pleasure to be asked on any level and certainly a thrill coming from such a purdy girl!

What I liked most about the experience, which really hasn't kicked in yet since she's publishing in a few days, were the types of questions she threw at me. You know, where you actually have to pull an Obama and say nothing for a long moment at first, to think about the right thing to say. You only get one shot most of the time to keep 'em interested.

In this short promo clip, you can get an idea where she's coming from.

On her blog there will be all of the questions, a dozen or so. Again, some stuff you have to rack your brain a bit to answer. I appreciated the challenge. We both hope you appreciate our efforts and enjoy the result found primarily there and here at MGtv.

Thanks for reading.
Kamary Phillips, WCLC

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Saturday, July 11, 2009

Patricks Not-So-Goode Idea May Be Fun

If your doctor told you drinking wine everyday was healthy and you already drank wine everyday, would you suddenly stop?

Ponder that for a moment while taking in a little more info.

As you know, unless of course you are from a parallel universe that's an hour behind, it's 2009. Okay, keep that in mind. Stay with me now.

Not that I'm some sort of bum, hobo, slacker or the like but I haven't had a Jay Oh Bee since the early 90's.


My first one was working at Dairy Queen in Colchester Vermont in the early 80's. No idea if it's still there or not. I even had a job title back then. LOSER. Oh yeah, that's what they called me. Hey LOSER, do this. LOSER, do that!

Then and there began my aversion to formal job titles. Actually, I'm pretty darn sure there began my aversion to Jay Oh Bees all together. My last one, which ended in the early 90's, was that of a school teacher. Then too was I adorned with a title suitable for my contributive role to society. Ahem..., TEACHER. Clearly, I'd made more than a lateral career move.

Since then (17 or so years), I've managed one way or another never to work FOR anyone again. My motto and credo was|is|and will be that of working WITH people. Call it what you want really. It's a mindset. That's essentially the sole and spirit of a Freelancer.

We're that small % of the populous currently not really freaking out about the economy and all the jobs lost. That's basically because we seldom have Jay Oh Bees to begin with. How many times have we heard coming up, "Why don't you get a real job?" Man, if I had a real job for every time I've heard that comment, hell...I'd have health, life insurance AND a 401K (whatever the heck that is)!

Which leads me to the point of this post, dedicated to Patrick from Murphy Goode Winery who wants us Top 10 Candidates to create a new name for the position we're after. It's 2009, remember? And if it's healthy to drink wine every day and you already do drink wine every day, why stop. Right? Well, this is the first time in almost 2 decades that I've wanted to work at a real company and the big irony is, it's considered A REALLY GOODE JOB for x-mas sakes! Not only that, it's a friggen title that I've already grown accustomed to and frankly been busting my ass to covet! And further more, when my mother says to me (and she will at some point) "Why don't you get a real job?", well we already know the appropriate response, RIGHT?!


See what I mean? It's a great title. In fact, it's awesome. Why in x-mas' name Patrick, do you want to screw with perfection? Warum? Next to Pornstar and the President Of The United Emerates Of Where Ever They Come From, this is the only title I've wanted since I can remember. How could you deny me this? How? (said while fluttering my arms wildly)

Okay. I'm calm... I'm goode. No, really goode.

Thanks for reading. And thanks to Patrick for being a goode sport. And no worries, I'll play ball. I'm a pro. :)

Kamary Phillips, POTUEOWTCF

The first Google search result for Dairy Queen.

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Friday, July 10, 2009

This Goode Classic Is Her Favorite Tune

If you've ever tuned in to the Murphy Goode TV blog (you're here now silly rabbit) then you likely know that I, Lifestyle Correspondent Kamary Phillips, left my big love, our home in Hamburg Germany and marriage talks behind, in search of A REALLY GOODE JOB in Sonoma County, California. Somewhere I have never been before. And just like a situation from any modern day scripted reality TV series, it's been an uphill and rocky road for our now long distance love affair ever since.

Despite new promises of a marriage in Sonoma should I actually land the position with the acclaimed Alexander Valley winery Murphy Goode ( and a myriad of weekly Skypings, it's been no easy task calming a woman's yearning for the man she loves and repairing the damage made by a sudden, career driven separation. Men suck. Yes, me too.

In this clip, I found myself wandering in a random pub near closing time somewhere in Southern California hankering for a tall, frothy pint of Murphy Goode wine. Ok, I lied. It was Newcastle. Anyway, I had the idea to sing her one of her favorite diddies since it happened to be karaoke night.

Was the gesture enough for another moment of happiness? Will she jump the next airbus over the pond and join her man-to-be? Will your karaoke exploits be welcome additions to future Murphy Goode TV episodes? Will I come up with any more exciting inquiries?

Tune the heck in and find out! Follow Murphy Goode TV and me @MurphyGoodeTV on Twitter.

Thanks for reading.
Kamary Phillips, WCLC

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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Moving Up The Goode Latter

How many more times can this happen I've asked myself this morning? The goode folks at Murphy Goode have done it to me again, thank Goddess!

It wasn't too long ago that an iconic musical figure passed away, leaving me and a huge chunk of the planet at emotional odds. Downright, sad. Enter, A REALLY GOODE JOB's Top 50 announcement which thankfully and gratefully included yours truly, Kamary Phillips aka MURPHY GOODE TV.

Though elated, I was equally deflated fully feeling the loss of the late-great Michael Jackson. That was then, this is now. Only a couple hours ago, during Michael's moving memorial (yeah, I teared) I received an email, this email to be exact;
mgtv-top 10 letter

And once again cool David Ready Jr. and the gang caught me completely off my emotional guard. As I write this post I am slowly shedding the mourning and embracing the glory. Give me a second, I'll get there.

Thanks for reading and believing.

Kamary Phillips, WCLC

Sunday, July 5, 2009

16 Social Networking Sites And Counting - Murphy Goode TV|MGtv

Whew, again!

We're winding down to another moment of truth and I, like many, are anxiously excited about what is to come. As I prepare my own TOP 10 countdown list, hungover from last night's 4th of July bash and as the folks at Murphy Goode consider me as a potential Top 10 candidate for A REALLY GOODE JOB and possibly hiring me as Murphy Goode's Wine Country Lifestyle Correspondent, I think it's important to be aware of and acknowledge the 16 MGtv social networking sites and platforms I have established thus far, essentially being the foundation and building blocks I could expand upon over the next months to come while adding others during my term holding this position. Just a thought of course. Either way, I hope my efforts make a positive impact on the review team and reveals some sense of my broader vision to continue transporting the Murphy Goode brand across the virtual land. Now back to my personal Top 10 Countdown which will be presented here and on MGtv Monday afternoon (July 6th) sometime. Click around and enjoy!

MGtv on Twitter
MGtv on Wordpress
MGtv on Myspace
MGtv on UTV
MGtv on Facebook
MGtv on Flickr
MGtv on Blogger
MGtv on TwitPic
MGtv on BlackPlanet
MGtv on Vimeo
MGtv on YouTube
MGtv on Twitter
MGtv on Wine 2.0
MGtv on UStream
MGtv on Acoustic Lounge
MGtv on Vimeo
MGtv on 12 Seconds.TV

So to summarize the current Murphy Goode TV Network;

WINE 2.0
...and more coming soon!


Kamary Phillips, WCLC

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Friday, July 3, 2009

Why I Want A Really Goode Job

*I wrote this weeks ago following my telephone interview, as part of the original application process. Though no longer officially needed I think it's important information to acknowledge before voting me out of the running.*

Let me begin by impressing upon you, the reader, that more than wanting this job I really need this Goode job. And why should my needs surpass that of any other candidate? Good question. Now let me explain.

Around the height of George Bush Sr.'s shenanigans, when many people were fed up with the direction the country was headed, there was a surge of folks leaving America in search of a better life. I was one of those folks. At that time and that specific place in time I simply didn't feel as if I belonged here. I migrated with several hundred thousand others to the shores of Europe.

Once there, I established myself within the artist communities of London England and Munich Germany. Though fortunate enough to find success as a Musician and eventually a New Media Content Producer, I always longed to return to the land from which I came. I discovered the hard way just how difficult it is to return 'home' beyond that of a simple family visit. I found it damn near impossible. Much had changed for me over 13 years abroad. America had changed and I dare say for the worst. So I had resolved myself to remaining a European. A German and American citizen to be exact.

Towards the last two years of Bush #2's illustrious Presidential career (yeah, right) I learned about a young Senator named Barack Obama and together with several hundred thousand hopeful Europeans began following the course of this gentleman's journey to the White House. In our view it was a second chance for America. In my view, it was another chance for me to be American. Sure, I've always been American on paper but had nothing I could relate with beyond family and friends. Now, was my chance! At least that's what I chose to believe and still do to this day.

Being an Expatriate meant having had the chance to vote many weeks before the whole of the US nation. While casting my vote I had a deep, inner belief of the outcome which we all witnessed in November '08. I had made preparations to move to California just weeks before the election and things went quite according to plans, almost.

America, though ready for a black President, didn't seem as ready for me; a black guy from Germany. I had an awful time finding work which could be attributed to my poor timing. My talents and services were warmly welcomed however unaffordable to each establishment with whom I met. How could I know that the United States would fall in to such a major Recession at a time when I needed her security and more importantly, her money the most. And California was exceptionally hit hard compared to the rest of the nation. Needless to say, it didn't take long for my limited funds to expire thus an urgent need to return to my beloved Germany quickly arose. I left beaten, broke but somehow still very optimistic. It was only then, when back on European soil, that I discovered this was not an American issue. It was a global one. My next plan was a simple one; Raise more capital and have another go at it.

A few weeks in to what I considered a "working vacation", I got word of A REALLY GOODE JOB from someone near to me who worked for Kendall Jackson. While hanging out with Dave Ready Jr. he got wind of this great opportunity and since knowing my professional background, current strife and my longing to return to America, immediately told me to "get on it" and give it 100%. I've been doing that since I joined this crazy-hyped ride in early May.

It is quite simply my intention to be awarded the position of Wine Country Lifestyle Correspondent, do a hell of a brilliant job, earn some money and finally have a respectable leg to stand on such that I may finally establish myself in America once again. I plan to build my own media business here, gear I seriously need to purchase, establish a credit rating, rent a decent flat and invite my big love to join me here to marry in Sonoma, assuming she's not tired of all this already!

That's my story and I'm sticking to it. Thanks for reading.

Kamary Phillips, WCLC

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