From Rags To Riches – Too Goode To Be True

This latest post is particularly fun for me to share with you all. The title may be a bit misleading, however not from the sentiment. First, no I have not become rich suddenly, unless of course my Lottery ticket has hit and I don’t know it yet! However, I’m feeling rich in spirit and quite frankly, quite Goode about myself. Murphy Goode is certainly doing a lot to contribute to this.

Take for example, the reality of my current surroundings. Since coming back to the good old US of A 6 weeks ago or so, I’ve had the pleasure of staying in Los Alamitos. A very sunny and funny place compared to Amsterdam, Netherlands where I was just before arriving here in LosAl (as they call it).

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As you can see, it’s really quite near the ocean, just as Amsterdam, being a Harbor City, also borders a great body of water. However, there’s where the similarities end I must admit. 🙂

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Before coming here I had made arrangements with my flat-mate to stay here 3 months, essentially June-August. I had no idea upon starting this journey, which I affectionalely call “The Couch Tour To Prosperity”, that I would actually be a serious candidate for Murphy Goode’s A Really Goode Job campaign. Had I not made the Top 50 cut, I’d have simply continued looking for work elsewhere knowing I would leave this flat by August’s end.

Given the current reality of my surroundings, I’m sure any of you that have ever been on a couch tour will certainly understand my exceptionally grateful attitude towards all that’s happening to me as of late, regardless of the final result. In my humble opinion, I’m already a big winner here and thank Goddess everyday. This is my life;

Here is where I live and this is the infamous lumpy couch for which I need to give great thanks and appreciation for, as without it I most certainly would not be in the Top 10 running for a job position which I genuinely believe was made for me and my artistic endeavors. If having had any modest choice in the matter, I’d have made it 1 foot longer.

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Here to the left of the infamous lumpy couch you’ll see my makeshift Murphy Goode TV studio. It is against that wall that I’ve created a lot of content bits and bobs which can be found on MGtv and much I’ve yet to publish.

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Ok, I know what you’re thinking. Sure, that’s where you sleep and that’s where you shoot but how ever do you produce the show? Well, that’s simple. When I left Europe I had to decide what was more important to me. Some reliable gear to get some work done or clothing. I chose the gear. Which is quite simple why I’m always wearing the same clothes, ha! If you know me, you know it’s true. Below is the heart of the production. A fairly simple Mac workstation with everything I need to produce Indie TV, Music, Websites, Live Streaming Broadcasts, DVDs and Recording Sessions. Pretty much all modern media anyone online maniac might need these days. It ain’t much but gets the job done. YES I AM FOR HIRE!

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The number one thing I want from my position at Murphy Goode Winery as the first Wine Country Lifestyle Correspondent is more and better gear. That’s how my business here in America can grow as I see it. Build it and the clients will come.

So, why am I so tickled about leaving tomorrow. Well, tomorrow though clearly work oriented, will be for me a holiday. Yes, it’s true. I’ll have a very welcomed 3 nights having some physical space and privacy and best of all… A BED! Ah, my back is having a spinal orgasm (whatever that is) as I type. The thought alone is pure bliss. Have a look for yourself.

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Or perhaps this one is more to your liking?

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Yes, living the Goode life courtesy of Murphy Goode Winery and The Healdsburg Inn which is part of the Four Sisters Inn collection of boutique inns.

It suffices to say, while the other 9 talented candidates are potentially nervous and stressing about the rather full schedule planned for us, I for one will be at ease doing what I do best and all the while longing for days end and and the chance that a wonderful Queen or King sized bed can join in holy bliss with my achy-breaky back. Ahhhh…

Thanks for reading.

Cheers!
Kamary Phillips, WCLC


“It’s All Goode”- The Murphy Goode Song – http://www.AReallyGoodeSong.com

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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

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. dairyqueenMy 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?!

Mom. Dear, dear Mother. I’M A FUKN WINE COUNTRY LIFESTYLE CORRESPONDENT!

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. 🙂

Cheers!
Kamary Phillips, POTUEOWTCF

The first Google search result for Dairy Queen.


“It’s All Goode”- The Murphy Goode Song – http://www.AReallyGoodeSong.com

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