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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Murphy Goode TV Presents All The Goode Ones

Here’s a convenient place to watch all 50 amazing applicants for Murphy Goode’s A REALLY GOOD JOB campaign! What a difficult job it must have been selecting from nearly 2000 videos! No thanks! Enjoy!

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Instead, I’ve managed to select 64 favorites which you can check out clicking below. Several of my original picks actually made the Top 50! I’ll be offering my TOP 10 final picks later this week so stay tuned!

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Looking for the original Murphy Goode clip? There you go!

Cheers!

Kamary Phillips

Freelance WCLC

In Case You Forgot How To Be Goode

1.  You must be at least 21 years of age.
2. Must meet the skills and qualifications of the job.
3. You must provide documentary evidence of your identity and that you are eligible to be employed in the United States.
4. You must be of good moral character and may not be under the influence of any medication, drugs or other substance which may impair your ability to undertake your employment responsibilities. By applying for this position, you agree to submit to a drug test and authorize Murphy-Goode Winery to conduct any background or similar checks deemed necessary by Murphy-Goode Winery.
5. You must be willing to comply with all of Murphy-Goode’s policies outlined in its Employee Handbook and sign all the employment documents and agreements normally required of any of our employees.
6. If you are chosen by Murphy-Goode Winery as one of the top 10 candidates, you must be willing and able to travel to Healdsburg, California for approximately one (1) week to be interviewed at times as scheduled by Murphy-Goode Winery for the final selection process. Interviews are expected to occur July 17 — July 21, 2009. Economy travel (to and from the airport in the city closest to your home) and hotel accommodations will be arranged and paid for by Murphy-Goode Winery. You will be responsible for any personal or incidental expenses.
7. If you are chosen as one of the top 10 candidates, in addition to the interview, you must participate in various activities during the interview process. Activities may include tasting wines, commenting on wines in writing, on camera screen tests, attending media dinners, and other similar events.
8. By applying for the position, you agree that Murphy-Goode Winery shall have the irrevocable and perpetual right to use your name, likeness, appearance, voice, biographical information and video anywhere in the world, without your further consent and without further payment to you, for any and all purposes including, without limitation, advertising, publicity, and trade. This includes the right to copyright, reproduce, edit, publish or otherwise use the such materials, in all present and future media or forms, including, without limitation, newspapers, magazines, motion pictures, television, radio and online.
9. By submitting an application and a video, you agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Murphy-Goode and its affiliates, and each of their respective owners, officers, directors, agents, representatives, and employees, from any and all claims by third parties that your video or any materials contained therein, violates the intellectual property rights of such third parties.
10. Murphy-Good retains the right to exclude candidates from the hiring process or terminate the successful candidate for any lawful reason.
11. You must sign up for Murphy-Goode’s mailing list to receive e-mails about the job process and you may receive e-mails and other communications from the winery or its affiliates. See our Privacy Policy.
12. The closing date for applications is June 19, 2009. Murphy-Goode reserves the right to extend this date in its sole discretion. Murphy-Goode also reserves the right to stop accepting applications prior to June 19, 2009 if and when more than 5,000 applications have been received.
13. If at the end of the application period, in the opinion of Murphy-Goode, no suitable candidates have applied, the winery is not obligated to hire anyone.

Of course this applies after having made the TOP 50.  Seems many were hung up on thinking success will be based upon video views or how many friends clicked your clip.  Well, unless all those ‘friends’ are buying a bottle or case of Murphy Goode as well (not likely) then it doesn’t mean a whole lot at this point I’m betting.  Here are the facts Jack straight from the Goode book;

1.  You must be at least 21 years of age.

2. Must meet the skills and qualifications of the job.

3. You must provide documentary evidence of your identity and that you are eligible to be employed in the United States.

4. You must be of good moral character and may not be under the influence of any medication, drugs or other substance which may impair your ability to undertake your employment responsibilities. By applying for this position, you agree to submit to a drug test and authorize Murphy-Goode Winery to conduct any background or similar checks deemed necessary by Murphy-Goode Winery.

5. You must be willing to comply with all of Murphy-Goode’s policies outlined in its Employee Handbook and sign all the employment documents and agreements normally required of any of our employees.

6. If you are chosen by Murphy-Goode Winery as one of the top 10 candidates, you must be willing and able to travel to Healdsburg, California for approximately one (1) week to be interviewed at times as scheduled by Murphy-Goode Winery for the final selection process. Interviews are expected to occur July 17 — July 21, 2009. Economy travel (to and from the airport in the city closest to your home) and hotel accommodations will be arranged and paid for by Murphy-Goode Winery. You will be responsible for any personal or incidental expenses.

7. If you are chosen as one of the top 10 candidates, in addition to the interview, you must participate in various activities during the interview process. Activities may include tasting wines, commenting on wines in writing, on camera screen tests, attending media dinners, and other similar events.

8. By applying for the position, you agree that Murphy-Goode Winery shall have the irrevocable and perpetual right to use your name, likeness, appearance, voice, biographical information and video anywhere in the world, without your further consent and without further payment to you, for any and all purposes including, without limitation, advertising, publicity, and trade. This includes the right to copyright, reproduce, edit, publish or otherwise use the such materials, in all present and future media or forms, including, without limitation, newspapers, magazines, motion pictures, television, radio and online.

9. By submitting an application and a video, you agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Murphy-Goode and its affiliates, and each of their respective owners, officers, directors, agents, representatives, and employees, from any and all claims by third parties that your video or any materials contained therein, violates the intellectual property rights of such third parties.

10. Murphy-Good retains the right to exclude candidates from the hiring process or terminate the successful candidate for any lawful reason.

11. You must sign up for Murphy-Goode’s mailing list to receive e-mails about the job process and you may receive e-mails and other communications from the winery or its affiliates. See our Privacy Policy.

12. The closing date for applications is June 19, 2009. Murphy-Goode reserves the right to extend this date in its sole discretion. Murphy-Goode also reserves the right to stop accepting applications prior to June 19, 2009 if and when more than 5,000 applications have been received.

13. If at the end of the application period, in the opinion of Murphy-Goode, no suitable candidates have applied, the winery is not obligated to hire anyone.

Number 13 is the kicker.  Let’s hope of course there is a champion among us who will change the way wine is marketed online forever!  Or at least for 6 months. 🙂

Cheers!
Kamary Phillips
Freelance WCLC

David Ready Jr. Interview – An MGtv Exclusive

Whew! That’s the sound of exhaling.

The votes are in and it’s unanimous. I’ve done a really good(e) job with this last piece, “David Ready Jr. Interview – An MGtv Exclusive.” I come to that conclusion based solely on the dozens of friendly replies and feedback since publishing that content earlier this morning.

Thanks so much to everyone who took almost 18 minutes out of their lifespan to hang out with me in a car driving down to drill Mr. Ready on all things Goode. Specifically “A Really Goode Job”, which like hundreds of others, I am doing my absolute best and under often difficult circumstances to get.

If you too are an applicant for this gig then likely the last two clips are all you’re interested in. That’s where the “straight from the horses mouth” begins. If you are a fan, or simply appreciate story telling then by all means start at the beginning. It is there you’ll get the most out of my experience that day and my vision.


New to town and country, I’m not by any means ‘set up’ here. Low on dough and without wheels, I’ve felt a bit like a loser on several occasions considering the residence of the State of California seem to be driven by money hungry peeps with expensive leased autos. As an Ameripean, I don’t roll like that. At least not yet.

The only reason I managed to make it to Ralph’s in Newport Beach last Friday was because the kid whose couch I’m currently surfing on was sick and did not go to work, thus his car was not being used. After promises of buying dinner and a pitcher of Newcastle for the next Lakers game he agreed to let me steer his silver bullet south. The rest, as we say, ist vergangenheit.


In this clip (2a) David Ready Jr. answers questions such as; Who had the original campaign idea? Who will make the final decision? Why the delay from the original schedule?
David Ready Jr. also clears up rumors that claimed he was not satisfied with applicants wine knowledge in general. Did you know David Ready Jr. is a mad Dead fan?


In this clip (2b)I ask David Ready Jr. who his favorite candidate for “A Really Goode Job” is thus far. Yes, he answered. No, it was not me. He also outlines what he’s personally looking for. Ever seen a bottle signing before? For me it was a new concept and no one does it like Dave Ready Jr.


In closing, let me say thank you very much for you time and feedback. A special thanks to those who DM’d me with questions for Dave Ready Jr. that day. Given that the application is nearing an end, this MAY LIKELY be my last Vlog, since I do need to focus a bit on making a living sooner than later. But it does get kinda addicting. 🙂 Worst case, it’s back to the EU for some weeks to work straight through until I can afford to return. That would give me an excuse to meet the very talented woman behind one of my favorite GOODE SPOTS. Check out Andy’s Goode Life Blog. She’s was the first stranger to cheer me on and hasn’t stopped since. Thanks girl! Hope we can work on a project together someday. Well, if anyone could win the MG gig without having a video it would have to be Andy. Respect.

On another note related to positive energy, interestingly enough there have been other video production offers which have come and might pan out to filling that new Chase bank account I opened last week. That would be sweet. And that’s certainly a result of all of us making this thing so present online as of late. The net’s a big space after all. So, thanks to all who encounter MGtv and leave not feeling worse for it. That’s all I can hope for.

Wish me luck one way or another, would ya’! If you’ve not yet seen my original application video and would like to lend me your vote, do it this week please as Friday is the last day. Thanks again.

Now back to my red Firestone. It was cheaper than the MG. *wink*

Cheers,
Kamary Phillips
Freelance Lifestyle Correspondent

Oh Stop Your Wining

In response to Andy’s Goode Life Blog

I find it in typical corporate, money-hungry American fashion how something which started out in essence quite SIMPLE and CLEAR (do refer to MG’s websites and contest outlines) is made unnecessarily complicated and frankly bordering on icky, for lack of a better disgusting word.

Unless something’s been changed (beyond extending all deadlines) since the start of Murphy Goode’s search for a new temporary employee to broaden their current internet marketing efforts while establishing new venues and platforms to transport their brand in an entertaining fashion, nowhere has it been officially requested that the hired person reflect the abilities, knowledge, character or other wine industry-guru-ism to the extreme which you folks underline.  If they wanted a Pro Consultant, they’d hire one.  And given VinTank’s price tag is 100k, I’d go with the Lifestyle Correspondent.

The SPIRIT which I understand Kim Farkas refers to, is that of genuinely raw opportunity.  The fun and excitement around this seemingly international offer exist solely because the participants (myself included) are NOT the folks which VinTank obviously seeks to endorse.

To speak metaphorically a moment, the existing “wine blogosphere” as mentioned above is about as interesting and broad as my ass and only visible to a select few at that.  Clearly in relationship to my body as a whole however, there’s more to discover and to love.  Just like wine.  How’s that Todd? 🙂  My point is, Murphy Goode Winery is no newbie thus there’s very little point for them rehashing the same old-same old within the same old wine blogosphere.   They’ve ‘got that’ already.

Consider the millions of young Americans who haven’t even discovered an appreciation for wine yet.  Hello?  Consider the Urban markets and other cultures who just don’t do wine, YET.  That’s what this is all about. Engaging a new audience, young and old.  When I’m Lifestyle Correspondent I’ll be the first one to admit I’M NO EXPERT!  That’s the beauty of it.  That’s why you want to hang with Kim, Andy or me Paul because we’re going to truly discover Sonoma wine country and best of all Murphy Goode products and we’re going to do it together with everyone who encounters and rides our viral wave.  Something which you already know everything about and that might be why you come across as not really getting it.  The folks I interview will be the experts, for example.  The on and offline events which I’ll create, will educate.  The gatherings I attend, will entertain.  The root of the gig is to CORRESPOND. Period.

Regardless of your shortlist, it’s unfortunate that your company doesn’t see the value in supporting any candidate hired by Murphy Goode.  As an entrepreneur, I would be more impressed with your organizations ability to make your 100k offer turn into a million bucks regardless of what you HAVE to work with in the end of all this.  Your politics are, well…your politics.  I can only hope for my sake and almost 700 others, they are not Murphy Goode’s politics.  Otherwise, the game is clearly rigged and many of us have wasted a hell of a lot of time and all this great press/promotion turns into bad press/promotion.  We all know bad news travels 10 times faster and further.

The 10k a month that Murphy Goode offers in my view is not a pay check.  It’s a budget.  And I promise to deliver a production encompassing all their wants, needs and desires.  Again, visit A REALLY GOODE JOB.com in case you forgot.  I can certainly envision having to employ a freelancer of my own (within my working budget) for anything I can’t handle or simply need help with.  That however, can not be determined until I have the job.

If the production is done right, as with the nature of viral media, it will yield rewards for Murphy Goode well beyond the 6 month contract.  If they sell 5000 more bottles of wine next year they’ve certainly recouped their investment.  And they will sell more wine.  I’ll wager they have already.  Goddess knows I’ve bought more.

With all that said (I’ve blogged this as well) I hope I haven’t offended anyone as that’s not my intention.  Clearly this is more in response to VinTank as such yet certainly applies to anyone subscribing to their attempts to influence the outcome of this race.  That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

Cheers,
Kamary Phillips
WCLC in Training

Welcome To American Wine

As you may know I have returned to the United States from my European travels and to my surprise I’ve landed in strange, new territories.  Though one step closer to my ultimate destination, Sonoma Wine Country, I am still about 7 hours away by car!  I am sharing my new digs with a wonderful (though chaotic) soul named Warner Brown.  He’s holding the microphone and I’m holding the guitar.
In fact, Warner told me about the “A REALLY GOODE JOB” opportunity in the first place, so I guess I need to thank him for all the extra work I’ve been doing as of late!  Thanks punk.

Warner’s a fairly young kid who spends a lot of time out and about socializing and womanizing. What else should a handsome single guy with a good job be doing with his spare time, eh?  That and making great music and drinking GOODE wine. 🙂
When Warner picked me up at LAX (late but who’s complaining) I couldn’t help but notice the familiar colours and logo on the carton which was on his back seat.  And like Pavlov’s Dog, my mouth started watering and after having been flying all day I was parched as it was.
As we neared the parked Japanese car the mysterious carton’s colours and logo became unmistakably clear, it was indeed a Murphy Goode Wine case and I was a mere meter within reach of liquid ecstasy.
Dropping my bags on the ground I immediately thrust the rear door open and bolted for the case of Murphy Goode Wine, much like a Pirate would lunge for his booty.  Upon laying my sweaty palms on the case itself it didn’t occur to me that this was the lightest case of wine I’d ever managed, particularly after lugging 100 pounds through airports all afternoon.  I peeled back the already opened cardboard container and in a blink of an eye my momentary bliss was debased to nothingness.  IT WAS EMPTY. Welcome to America.
Needless to say, my mood went from Yahoo! to Boohoo! in a couple seconds and all I wanted to do was go home.  Of course having no idea where home was to be, that was near impossible without Warner.  So, we loaded up the car and moved to Beverly.  Ok, not really.  Los Alamitos to be exact.
It was about 40 minutes later or so when we arrived at what I would be calling my new temporary home.  Apparently Warner moved in himself only one week before so I’m sure you can imagine what kind of shape the space is in at present.
Entering the flat in the living room (my bedroom) the kitchen is immediately on the left.  It’s there that I spotted another chance for the Wine Gods to redeem themselves.  Yes, on the counter I could see the makings of a Murphy Goode bottle of wine.  I assume it spawned from the empty case in Warners car.  Was he simply teasing me?  No matter.  Now we drink.
Ditching my belongings on the fluffy floor (no carpets in my EU home) I quickly sauntered over to the kitchen where the Murphy Goode bottle and two empty glasses rested on the counter top.  I thought, how cool is he? Warner, that is, to prepare such a warm homecoming.  Those heartfelt thoughts of pleasantry quickly turned to vicious scorn as my stomach once again turned from the nauseating reality of my surroundings.  The Murphy Goode bottle of 2003 Wild Card Claret was empty.  Warner must die.
Welcome to America, again.

I Walk The Wine

Well, like the Whitesnake song says, “Here I go again on my own…”  It’s always hard leaving home.  I’ve been doing it a lot lately and picking up once again tomorrow, Thursday May 20th.  So I wanted to get a posting in since I don’t know when the next will happen.

The routine is as follows.  I pack a few things and head to the airport.  I fly somewhere like Los Angeles in hopes to find a good contract, gig, job or whatever you want to call it.  Work!  But guys like me, if we’re honest, our work is like play that you have to do until it starts feeling like work.  Then you quit and do something else until that feels like work; then back and forth.  Acting, Hosting, Music seem to be my teetering points. Since the late eighties I’ve been at it.  Overnight success?  What’s that?  I am definitely an aged wine if one were to use such a metaphor.

Ok, left you hanging on the routine breakdown.  That shapes up as follows; I generally stay until the money runs out.  End of routine.

Since spending so much of my adult life abroad and being quite established in Europe, I’m very little established in the United States by comparison.  One of the joys of working online which I have enjoyed since 1989 is it starts to matter less and less as more of the world get wired.  Yes, I’m one of the original Silicon Suckers having had one of the first 100 officially registered eCommerce sites.  Of course back then, it was essentially souped up mail order.

Murphy Goode TV episode 2 feat. Okrah Friendley Show

The Murphy Goode partnership is ideal as it would not only finance another chance at establishing a new life in the U.S., it would also provide me with a place to live while create entertaining content (my passion) enable me to bank some money, establish a little credit (our European status counts fer sheet) and after half a year I’d have a great leg to stand on.  If that weren’t enough, it would ultimately enable my significant hottie to take the culture plunge and live a life as an American by my side.  I’ve not yet been able to provide that stability.  Lame, I know.  Three years of many periodical separations, sometimes several months at a time, has taken its toll on us.  Thank Goddess for Skype, that’s all we can say.

So, I’m sure the position with Murphy Goode is just as important for many others for may other reasons however if you’re not already giving a 100% while trying to get the job, then why should you get the job?  That’s how I see it.  Well, that’s my story and you know what, I’m stickin’ to it.

Cheers,
Kamary

Number 384 – MGtv – Murphy Goode TV

It’s come down to this, eh? I’m reduced to another number. Applicant number 384 trying to land A REALLY GOODE JOB, to be exact. Feels good to be counted, doesn’t it? Thanks a bunch to the whole lot of folks that have written in by way of tweets and emails commenting positively and occasionally downright praising what I’m up to. Yahoo! That’s so great to hear and I’m very much appreciative. It inspires me to do more.

My vision to virtually package and virally distribute the essence of Murphy Goode Winery and the lifestyle and entertainment from one of the hottest spots in California wine country, Sonoma County, gets closer to fruition. However, it’s frustrating not actually being in Sonoma wine country at the present because I’m really geared up to air the show from the area as it’s meant to be. 
Instead I’m coming to you from Frankenland at the moment. 

Think middle of Germany. Finding California wines, let alone a fine bottle of the Goode stuff, is utterly impossible. Luckily, I brought my own. It was a BYOMG tasting.

Thanks for your ongoing support for my original MGtv concept and I hope it becomes an official part of the Murphy Goode New Media arsenal come August 1st, then I can start sharing the sights and sounds of Sonoma wine country for real. As for the actual wine, you’ll have to arrange that bit for yourselves folks. At least until someone’s invented Full Senses Online Communication. When that time comes, count me in but don’t be surprised when my browser’s always open to Murphy Goode TV and some sexy site for grown-ups.

Cheers!

Quest For Goode

As you likely know, I’m presently not in the beloved wine country, that being Sonoma County.  I’m bumming around in the EU, something I do rather frequently and since being established over here to some degree, it’s easy to find a place to crash.  I have my Masters in Couch Surfing.

I’m excited about all this Murphy Goode Wine business but cursing it at the same time.  I was just fine kicking back between gigs and enjoying the Netherlands for all it has to offer.  Then, I get turned on to A REALLY GOODE JOB offer by one of my wine distributor buddies in LA and MGW is an account of theirs. Needless to say, I’ve more than jumped on the opportunity, as have hundreds of other Murphy Goode hopefuls.  See for yourself by clicking here.

It’s quite interesting just how many people don’t seem to have read anything beyond $10k a month!  That steps on my grapes! Sure, maybe it adds to a little entertainment for anyone looking for something to tweet about, however it’s just unnecessary clutter for the handful of serious players in this game which may ultimately leave some brilliant talent being looked over and missed completely.  

With that worry in mind I’ve decided to share my favorites as I discover them and I’ll post them here http://www.youtube.com/murphygoodetv.  Check back on occasion as the list grows and don’t be shy, subscribe.