Murphy Goode TV vs. Steve Heimoff

steve heimhoff picmgtv-video71This is my response to an awesome old-school wine cat named Steve Heimoff. His recent post “Musing: How the invasion of social media players is changing the rules for wineries” just took me for the right ride, reinforcing much of what I bitch about the industry of ancient past and even depicts some stereotypes related to young folks. All which can be found through his great post and the excellent commenting. Was a pleasure chiming in. So, whether my comment gets moderated or not, EGAL! Here it is;

Cheers Steve!

Let me first say this is one of the best posts I’ve ever encountered in my short lived ‘wine career’ exploits. The history, tonality of your thoughts and subsequent comments truly encompass an angle of the wine industry which is generally of little interest to that of people like me, the absolute normal consumer in today’s wine market. Heck, I might be less than a normal consumer frankly, due to economic constraints.

As an actual part of the Murphy-Goode experiment (as it was so-called above), my personal focus and goals at present (should I be blessed with a position) is exactly to translate all that this post and comments mean to you folks in a language tomorrows wine enthusiasts can get with. However, just as I’ve blogged about and truly believe, the next generation wine drinkers are not age contingent by any means. Rather, ANYONE who engages in wine culture for the first time or beyond social events. It’s never too late nor too ‘early’, with proper supervision of course to find a love and understanding for wine. Just as in Europe (I’m a German/American citizen) pre-teen folks learn about and drink wine in family settings and associate wine with such experiences growing up. It’s a wonderful introduction to what they will likely continue doing responsibly the rest of their lives, passing it down along the way. I’ve seen it numerable times first hand.

In general, I’m much more aligned with Dylan’s comment “This 23 year old would care to hear about those stories as long as they were told by a good story-teller. ” I myself felt a tad alienated by your post to some degree, if for no other reason than being black and clearly having no direct history with which I might relate with as a modern consumer. Nonetheless, it was how it was back then and it is now how it is. Introducing Wine 2.0.

Wineries clearly need to broaden their markets in order to remain competitive and the all important consumer is more important now than ever. That’s where guys like me come into the picture. We shouldn’t have to do it alone, that’s for sure. We’re Pop, Rock & Hip Hop and you guys are Classical, if that makes any sense to you. If not, there’s your first hurdle, ha! Personally, I welcome all of your insights and would be honored having any of you contribute to my social ramblings should I be fortunate enough to find a job offering them. I hope and pray so. Don’t hesitate contacting me. Mine is a positive world meant to Edu-tain.

Again, brilliant perspectives and thanks for a great post. I learned a lot and will certainly borrow some of your knowledge and words to share with Generation “G”.

Thanks for reading!
Kamary


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Black Market Wine Could Be Goode

In an effort to broaden my social horizons and at an attempt to widen MGtv’s viewership as well as transporting the Murphy Goode brand to yet a new, diverse audience for both parties, I’ve lightly tip toed into the dark side. No, I’m not worshiping the Devil of Wine, however flirting within the virtual atmosphere of Black Planet social network.

Murphy Goode TV Crosses Colour Lines

Murphy Goode TV Crosses Colour Lines

Since starting Murphy Goode TV as part of the now renown A REALLY GOODE JOB campaign, I have gathered hundreds of friends and followers, spread over a variety of social network platforms, fifteen (15) to be exact. I’ll outline those in a later post.

Of the many MGtv sites now in existence I must admit that one of the most exciting is BlackPlanet. Not necessarily due to any actual user experience, as I find the coding infrastructure far more inferior to that of similar social networks such as Facebook or Myspace; it’s bulky and slow but improving all the time. No, it’s exciting because of the untapped element of potential Murphy Goode Wine drinkers and the lack of wine culture throughout the black community in general. When polling 10 random black folks in Long Beach as to their favorite wines, 3 didn’t drink wine (just coolers), 5 liked Gallo and 2 Sutter. Yes, there’s work to be done. ­čÖé

Myself included, black folks over the decades have often associated wine with ‘uppity-yuppity whiteys’ and regardless of the colour of your skin, you’ll have to agree that media has more times than not portrayed it as such. For decades the black community was little portrayed in mainstream media as it were and far fewer times seen drinking classy wine. On the contrary, the image of the wine-o on the corner with cheap wine in a paper bag is what we were slated to be. It’s no wonder that the beverage has yet to penetrate this market to any major degree. As a Wine Country Lifestyle Correspondent I see clearly how I might contribute to broadening many black consumers’ old attitudes towards modern day wine culture.

That’s one of my plans and I’m sticking to it.
Cheers!
Kamary Phillips, WCLC


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Buy This Song, $1 Proceeds go to the Artist.


Introducing “It’s All Goode” – The Murphy Goode Song

The last couple days I’ve been working on a track for my video platform, Murphy Goode TV and I thought the show needed a theme song. I asked many of you directly to read the lyrics and to give your feedback via polling, as to the style of the music. You did just that and once again, thanks to all who participated!

Here are the lyrics to this upbeat goode-time song, “It’s All Goode”.

“It’s All Goode”
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Do Murphy Goode just like you should
And you’ll be feeling fine
From NYC to Hollywood
Get your party on tonight

I’m getting crazy with my friends (it’s all goode)
It’s summer time again, hot legs keep rollin in (it’s all goode)
Its always the right time for raising glasses high (it’s all goode)
Make a toast to good friends and good times (it’s all goode)

Do Murphy Goode just like you should
And you’ll be feeling fine
From NYC to Hollywood
Get your party on tonight

Living in a purple paradise (it’s all goode)
Now you got me in the mood to play liars dice (it’s all goode)
Wild Card fell on the floor (it’s all goode)
And like a Viking I want more (it’s all goode)
I need lovely maiden to come pour (it’s all goode)

It’s all good when you’re sippin’ Murphy Goode
From the suburbs to the hood
From the beaches to the woods
From restaurants to the clubs
From the bars to the pubs
On a date with your girl
On a cruise around the world

Do Murphy Goode just like you should
And you’ll be feeling fine
From NYC to Hollywood
Get your party on tonight


Here are the styles you chose from?

What’s your style preference. How should this song be when I finish?



And here is the finished result. You can hear a complete version of “IT’S ALL GOODE” and if you love it like I do, download a CD quality mp3 for only $1. Each purchase directly supports the artist and his journey to Healdsburg and beyond!

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO "IT'S ALL GOODE"

Stay tuned for more exciting developments from me and Murphy Goode TV as I make my way to Healdsburg for some TAP TIN action!

I’ll be reaching out to all the Goode music talent out there as I put together the *Murphy Goode Song Contest and compilation CD (A Really Goode Song), presented by Murphy Goode TV, which I plan to announce and launch in September and release in November accompanied by streaming performances live from Healdsburg on the A REALLY GOODE SONG.com website. Meanwhile purchase and enjoy “It’s All Goode” and help finance my mission please! Play it LOUD!

That’s one of my plans and I’m sticking to it, so tune the heck in!

Cheers,
Kamary Phillips
Freelance WCLC

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