Congratulations To Hardy Wallace

So gang, it’s all over and what a strange trip it’s been! We’re all thrilled at Murphy-Goode’s decision to award Hardy Wallace with A REALLY GOODE JOB! And you should be too. He’s certainly the best person for the gig! Cheers Hardy!

I’ll be slowly creating some closure around this blog but first I need a few days away from all of this wonderfully unique madness. 🙂 I will be spending a few days in San Francisco getting to know a town I last saw back in 1996, so that’s what’s next on my own personal journey.

And for those of you not aware of it, several of the Top 10 candidates, including yours truly Kamary Phillips (me, silly) have been offered A REALLY AWESOME JOB and I dare say for my personal talents and strengths, a much better fit. So look forward to another amazing, exciting and groundbreaking marketing wave from Murphy-Goode Winery including the one and only Kamary Phillips!

And as for “I cannot believe any company would employ you for any public facing role.” as some winey guy named Erik put it… IN YOUR FACE! ‘Nuff said. First beer’s on me dude.

Hardy, you rock! We’re all proud of you. Cheers my friend.

Thanks for reading.
Kamary Phillips, Not the WCLC

A Bad Day But Goode Times

As you know, we’re here in Healdsburg at the Murphy Goode camp having our Top Ten Finals, as I call them at least.

Well, my day began with missing the most important flight of the last years of my life I must say. It’s a tight schedule as it is and that happening only made it unreal.

No time to comment beyond that but I’ll be back to this page to fill you all in on the gory details at my earliest convenience. Got to get back to the MG flow as we’re all off to the vineyards in a matter minutes.

Thanks for reading.
Cheers!
Kamary Phillips, WCLC

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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Generation “G”, as in Goode

Or “G” might be for Giving or even Generosity but certainly not for greed! I’m going with my personal fave, GROOVY! Goode & Groovy, to be exact. For the many subscribing to the GENERATION “G” mentality, generally believe that “giving is the new taking.”

While a lot of folks in the wine industry are trend watchers, Murphy Goode Winery is clearly establishing themselves as trendsetters. I should know since being a contributor to this growing trend where companies such as wineries are finally getting into the Web 2.0 groove. Better late than never, I say. Sure, other industries, particularly Tech companies are already positioning themselves for Web 3.0, ( Whew! Just when you thought it was safe to go surfing!) it’s no secret the wine industry is slow to grasp change. But never fear, Murphy Goode TV is here. And there. Hell, it’s almost everywhere! Though the MGtv way of entertainment marketing and promotion may not be for everyone, there is a desire to be “enter-formed” by many more. My motto #7; Don’t bore, score!

Now, back to the “G” in Goode.

In these difficult economic times, everyone’s a bit bent on companies clinging to the old ways. You know, those firms who just can’t seem to let go of the old fashioned “G” word. Dare I say it aloud? Okay, GREED. I said it. Greed in the marketplace has clearly contributed to the downward spiral of today’s economy leaving consumers in dire need of companies that care.

With the rise of the online oriented culture many of us are addicted to (yes you, blog reader), particularly users who generate content and engage readers, give insight, share links, create media or simply join and collaborate with others efforts, it seems only fitting that companies establish themselves alongside of the rest of us. In other words, rising to the occasion that is Web 2.0 (or whatever the buzz term of the moment might be). Those companies are getting on our page at the end of the day. Coming up to our level. Get the point yet? Goode.

Generosity is the core of Generation “G”. Giving can be displayed in many ways, shapes and forms and doesn’t necessarily equivocate to money. Companies (well wineries), need to be creative in how they position themselves as Generation “G” prospects. BE GENUINE. See, another G-word! How cool am I? Those companies which don’t embrace the kinder, Gentler relations to their consumer will inevitably fall by the wayside once the global economy turns around. It’s simply a matter of time. I wrote a song about it. Wanna hear it? It goes like this;

“TIME” by Kamary Phillips

All of this poses an interesting question directed towards Murphy Goode Winery. Am I Goode enough or not? MGtv|Murphy Goode TV promises to regularly share random Generation “G” activity surrounding Murphy Goode Winery, given the chance of course. Stay tuned right here to see just how things pan out with only 5 more days to go.

Will they Give me the job? Tune the heck in and find out for yourself!

Thanks for reading.
Cheers!
Kamary Phillips, WCLC


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Following up on “A Really Goode Job”: L.A. toasts, S.F. eats sour grapes » the wanderkind

Following up on “A Really Goode Job”: L.A. toasts, S.F. eats sour grapes » the wanderkind.

Check out Nancy Huangs wicked blog THE WANDERKIND.COM to learn more about 3 hot Murphy Goode candidates from the Los Angeles area.

Cheers,

Kamary Phillips, WCLC

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 Kind.com.
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 n3402205_41039649_5926similar 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.
Cheers,
Kamary Phillips, WCLC


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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 (http://MurphyGoodeWinery.com) 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.
Cheers!
Kamary Phillips, WCLC


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If Not Me, Then One Of Them As Top 10

Oh well, I didn’t want to go out ‘like that’ either way but ending the A REALLY GOODE JOB campaign with a bang just didn’t seem to pop off as planned. 😦

Bad enough I was 2 hours late with editing and encoding (minor computer issues) but once I finally got it together YouTube went in to scheduled maintenance (and still is at post time), just as clip 3 from 3 was uploading. It was clear that 7 or 8 people had already started checking out the TOP 10 COUNTDOWN playlist but I’m sure they weren’t particularly pleased to be left hanging.

The point was, to experience my take on the Top 10 before the official results came in on Tuesday morning. As with the Top 50, a few of my picks had actually made it and that from over 1800 videos to choose from. Not bad.

So staying true to my word I will at least post my Top 10 picks right now and when you get a chance, watch the show. Though likely irrelevant when you get around to it. Nonetheless, it was a lot of work from everyone involved and a fine final edit from my end as well. I’m happy with it DESPITE getting Rocky Slaughter’s name wrong. He’s now immortalized as Rusty Slaughter. Ich depp! Almost a perfect production, though overtime.

Here are my pics in no particular order;

  • Taylor Eason #1016
  • Eric Hwang #537
  • Anna-Marie Abell #499
  • Kristina Vera-Phillips #467
  • Todd Havens #751
  • Natash Foy #747
  • Tanya Melillo #746
  • Casey Boshae #611
  • Rachel Reenstra #926
  • Paul Horne #1832

I widdled down my list of 23 to 10.  It was by no means easy going since everyone was totally awesome, however it had to be done.  Watch the MGtv episode to get the real gist of it all.  Meanwhile, here are a mess of stills from the show. Enjoy!

Thanks for reading!
Cheers,
Kamary Phillips, WCLC


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16 Social 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 Twitter

MGtv on WordPress

MGtv on WordPress

MGtv on Myspace

MGtv on Myspace

MGtv on UTV

MGtv on UTV

MGtv on Facebook

MGtv on Facebook

MGtv on Flickr

MGtv on Flickr

MGtv on Blogger

MGtv on Blogger

MGtv on TwitPic

MGtv on TwitPic

MGtv on BlackPlanet

MGtv on BlackPlanet

MGtv presents A REALLY GOODE SONG

MGtv presents A REALLY GOODE SONG

MGtv on YouTube

MGtv on YouTube

MGtv on Wine 2.0

MGtv on Wine 2.0

MGtv on UStream

MGtv on UStream

MGtv on Acoustic Lounge

MGtv on Acoustic Lounge

MGtv on Vimeo

MGtv on Vimeo

MGtv on 12 Seconds.TV

MGtv on 12 Seconds.TV


So to summarize the current Murphy Goode TV Network;

YOUTUBE
TWITTER
WORDPRESS
BLOGGER
FACEBOOK
UTV
MYSPACE
VIMEO
FLICKR
TWITPIC
BLACKPLANET
USTREAM
A REALLY GOODE SONG
MGTV PRESENTS ACOUSTIC LOUNGE
WINE 2.0
12 SECONDS TV
…and more coming soon!

Cheers!
Kamary Phillips, WCLC


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