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.

Albi, France

Albi

October 26th, 2014

Situated in the Tarn department in south central France, Albi is a small town with a population of about 50,000. Located about 85km northeast of Toulouse it’s a beautiful city (too big to be classified as a “village”) with a huge 13th century cathedral (Cathédrale Sainte-Cécile) and the Toulouse-Lautrec Museum, which is located in the Palais de la Berbie, one of the oldest and best preserved castles in France. This past summer I passed through Albi on my way to Turenne. I stopped for several hours, walked around the main part … [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]

Walter Wilkison

My Dad In England circa 1955

September 13th, 2009

I was born in London, England in 1955. My dad was serving in the military and was stationed at a base near London for several years in the mid-fifties. He was there on his own for a little while and then my Mom joined him at some point. We lived there until just after my first birthday, so I really have no memories of it. This is a photo I found of my dad standing next to a car somewhere near where we lived. It’s dated “Aug 10″ on the … [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]