Trish Murphy

Rubies On The Lawn

July 26th, 2009

Not too long after I moved from Austin to Nashville in late 1996 I ran across an album titled Crooked Mile by Trish Murphy. It was an independently released CD that had caught the attention of someone at the label I was working for, Koch Records. I was doing A&R for Koch at the time so I was given the task of finding out more about Murphy. A Texas singer-songwriter, this was her first real album (she’d released an independent, six song cassette titled Driving Home in 1995). Though I … [more]

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Amazon France

May 27th, 2014

I thought it might be fun to order some CDs from Amazon while I’m here in France. I opened an account on amazon.fr and I used my French credit card. I found some CDs that were on special, buy three for 15€, which is about $6.82 each, a good deal any way you look at it. At home in the US we have Amazon Prime where we pay a yearly fee and get, among other things, free two day shipping. Amazon France offered me 30 days of Amazon Prime free … [more]

Col d'Allos, France

Col d’Allos – From Both Sides

June 9th, 2014

It’s a wonderful, exhilarating, rewarding and very satisfying experience to reach the summit of any Col (mountain pass) in the Alpes on a bike. It’s even sweeter when you can do it from both sides, back to back, on the same day. It is such a great feeling to get to the top of climb and see other cyclists celebrating that they’ve made it to the summit, all the time knowing that you’ve been here not once, but twice in a row.

Bargème, France

Bargème

November 22nd, 2014

Bargème, located in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur, is about an hour and a half drive west of Vence. It’s a tiny little town with a population of only about 150, located high up on a hill, making it the highest village in the Var. The main attraction are the ruins of an old castle, not much of which is still standing. I spent a wonderful, warm, sunny afternoon there in early June, walking around and taking photos. Besides the castle there isn’t a lot of activity. There was … [more]

Snow Leopard

Snow Leopard

August 31st, 2009

I’ve successfully updated the first of my three Mac computers to Snow Leopard with no issues (so far). Snow Leopard was released on Friday, August 28th. I ordered my copy directly from Apple because they said it would ship to arrive on the 28th. The FedEx delivery man handed it t me and said, “Not sure what this is, but I’m delivering the same package all over town today, there are tons of them.” I told him it was the new Apple operating system and that I wasn’t surprised. He … [more]

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Anthony Weiner

September 12th, 2009

I saw Anthony Weiner on Real Time With Bill Maher last night (September 11, 2009). Though I try to stay current on politics and watch a fair amount of politically orientated TV (Morning Joe, Rachel Maddow, Hardball, Countdown With Keith Olbermann) this is the first time I’ve run across Congressman Weiner. Very impressive guy. The discussion mostly centered around health care and I have to say, Weiner was one of the best proponents I’ve heard yet. The Democrats really need to get this guy out there on the talk shows … [more]

Greg Droman

Greg Droman Website

October 14th, 2010

He’s a well known audio producer, engineer, mixer and more who has worked with an amazing list of artists, including Fleetwood Mac, Lindsey Buckingham, Trisha Yearwood, Lee Ann Womack, Emmylou Harris, Brooks & Dunn, Faith Hill and many others. Greg Droman’s new websites gives him his first ever presence on the web. He joined his first band at the age of twelve and has been in love with music and music production ever since. He played in Joe Walsh’s band, touring the U.S. and Japan before moving to L.A. where … [more]

Walt, Steve, Susan and Ernie Wilkison 1960

Father’s Day 1960

November 27th, 2014

This is a polaroid photo taken on June 19, 1960, Father’s Day. I know because it’s written on the back in what looks like my Dad’s handwriting. It was taken in our backyard at the time, 1333 West Jackman Street, in Lancaster, CA. I would have been about four and a half years old. Also in the photo are my Dad, my Grandpa Wilkison (my Dad’s dad) and my little sister, Susan, who would have just turned three. The original photo is not in very good shape, I’ve done a fair … [more]

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New Website

March 28th, 2011

Well, I’ve finally got it all together and up. It’s been awhile since I revamped by personal website. Way too long in fact. I’ve actually been working on this for quite some time, I just haven’t been able to find the spare time and/or concentration to actually do everything I wanted to do. Not only have I completely redone the design, I’ve also gone through the individual entries and recoded almost everything. This site is built completely in WordPress. I designed a new custom theme and because many of the … [more]