phillip rauls

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About me

Occupation Author - Music Archives Writer & Research - Photographer - Pop Culture Blogger - Photographer & Photo Licensing
Location Seattle area, United States
Introduction Having departed a hastened lifestye in the record business for over four decades, I wanted to do something different. That's when I became a urban dropout and moved 65 miles Northwest of Seattle into a rural setting. Upon relocation, I reinvented myself and experienced a pleasant transformation. Often I get asked about my background in the music business. For those inquiries please visit my Web Site posted in links section. I enjoy living in The Great Pacific Northwest. You have mountains, ocean, fields and valleys. My residence is located hillside on an island overlooking snow-cap mountains and the ocean. Hobbies include motorcycling on country roads and relaxing at sunset with camera in hand. I'm still a music-bum and a relentless basketball nut. Sometimes back I archived all my photographs and music for reference. After boxing them away for years, I finally retrieved them for curiosity. After blowing off the dust of my treasure chests, I found some very interesting memorabilia. In 2005 we launched this blog while using my own photos & original stories. While building on that success, we now have a new book out titled "The Rock Trenches."
Interests Photography, Japanese Gardening, Vintage Motorcycles, Blogging, The Information Highway, Music Archives, Writing & Research, Collecting Relics, Clean Air, Producing Music Compilation CDs, Triple A Radio, Adult Alternative Music, Producing YouTube Video Documentaries, Communicating with Old Friends, Solitude, Sleeping-in.
Favorite Movies Ford vs. Ferrari, The Mule, The Martian, American Sniper, Draft Day, Money Ball, Paul, The Last Waltz, Step Brothers, The Hangover, Apocalypto, Ray, The Love Guru, Children of Men, The Aviator, School of Rock, Dancing With Wolves, Water World, Woodstock, Oh Brother Who Art Thou, The Concert for Bangladesh.
Favorite Music John Mayer, Ed Sheeran, Modest Mouse, Jason Mraz, Robert Palmer, Tedeschi-Trucks Band, Jack Johnson, Peter Gabriel, Sting, Norah Jones, Ry Cooder, Keb Mo, Kings of Leon, Collective Soul, One Republic, Gomez, Led Zeppelin, Five For Fighting, O.A.R. Jon Anderson, Train, Jeff Beck, Coldplay, John Butler Trio, Queens of The Stone Age, Chris Rea, Crowded House, YES, Steve Winwood, Little Feat, Don Henley, Joni Mitchell, Delaney & Bonnie, Adrian Belew, Tony Levin, Bill Bruford, The Fixx, Danny O'Keefe, Steely Dan, Spider Murphy, (Early influences;) Little Richard, Chuck Berry, James Brown, LaVern Baker, Otis Redding, Al Green, The Rolling Stones, The Yardbirds, The Kinks, Them, The Searchers, The Hollies, The Byrds, Lovin Spoonful, Manfred Mann, Jimi Hendrix, The Youngbloods, CSNY, King Crimson, Jefferson Airplane, The Allman Brothers Band, Rod Stewart & The Faces, Herbie Mann, The Mahavishnu Orchestra, Johnny Winter, Hot Tuna, Jan Hammer, Jack Bruce, Terry Reid, Steppenwolf and of course - The Beatles.
Favorite Books "Steve Jobs" Biography, "Canyon Of Dreams", "The Operator" David Geffin Story, "Seabiscuit", "Sweet Soul Music", "What I'd Say" - The Atlantic Records Story, "Music Man" - The Ahmet Ertegun Story, "Mountains Come Out Of The Sky" - The Story of Prog, "East To The Dawn, " - Story Of Amelia Earhart, "The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia Of Rock & Roll."