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THIS IS NOT A TEST with Michael Jerome Phillips

THIS IS NOT A TEST, with your pal and confidant Michael Jerome Phillips

Los Angeles artist Carol Es – THIS IS NOT A TEST #3

Wherein I speak to artist Carol Es about artists being put into boxes, process, music, the value of art and risk taking.

You can (and should!) check out her art right here.

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The senseless, tragic rape of Charles Bukowski’s ghost – THIS IS NOT A TEST #2

Wherein I lay the sad tale of the senseless, tragic rape of Charles Bukowski’s ghost by John Martin’s Black Sparrow Press at your feet. Do with it what you will.

You can read more about the subject here.

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Getting to know you – THIS IS NOT A TEST #1

Wherein I introduce myself to you and attempt to explain what This is not a test will be. Or what I hope or promise it will be. No guarantees implied.

Set your expectations to LOW and hop on.


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Leaving the terminal

This is where the mjp Books THIS IS NOT A TEST podcast will live in 2015.

Preparing for takeoff.



No, I don’t use all of these microphones, this picture was taken during a period of rigorous scientific testing.


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