Everything there is to know about
Michael Jerome Phillips

Michael Jerome Phillips, mjp Books

  • Above is a reasonable representation or approximation of my typical daily appearance.
  • I was born in 1960. I have not yet died.
  • Previously I was just plain Michael Phillips, but have you ever tried to search for Michael Phillips? It's impossible! Too generic. I needed some extra zazz. So, Michael Jerome Phillips it is.
  • As a youth I worked in printing plants, construction, demolition and house painting.
  • Since 1996 I have worked for Internet companies. Soon you will too.
  • I am 6 feet tall in heels. Barefoot I am 5' 9".
  • My girlfriend is an artist.
  • After 35 years in Los Angeles I moved to Joshua Tree. I hope to stay here for the next 35 years.
  • I hope to live another 35 years.
  • The hair on my head grows at an almost freakish rate.
  • I made a living (barely) for several years traveling around the world playing guitar in punk rock and Reggae bands.
  • I was a vegetarian for 25 years, then I ate a hamburger. The hamburger was really good, so I quit vegetarianism.
  • I started a podcast for no reason, and continue to do it for no reason.
  • I'm a better guitar player now than I was when I was getting paid to do it.
  • When I stopped playing music professionally, I started writing words like the ones in the books on this site. I was not smart enough to plan that, it just happened.
  • I used to have a beard and dreadlocks and wore shorts every day. In retrospect, I looked really stupid. And frankly, I'm a little disappointed that you didn't take me aside and let me know.
  • I once walked into Libya from neighboring Tunisia. No one tried to kill me, but it was a long time ago.
  • I have two dozen rolls of exposed, unprocessed 6x6 cm format film from my Holga cameras in a drawer.
  • I have two artificial teeth embedded in holes in my skull with titanium screws. Yay science!
  • I use hand ground Chinese ink to paint ridiculous crap on the pages of old books.
  • I spent a lot of money on a single disc CD player that has been in a box in the closet for a few years. It's not in the closet because CDs are obsolete, but because...
  • I spent way too much money on a digital music player that made the above CD player obsolete.
  • I will be obsolete sooner than I expect (that day may have already arrived).
  • Sometimes I choke on my own saliva, like a baby that's just learning how swallowing works.
  • I know all the words to every song. With the exception of the 504,734,889,001 songs that have been recorded since about 1979 or 1980.

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