Peter Murphy (politician)
Peter Murphy is an American politician and member of the Democratic Party who represented district 28 in the Maryland House of Delegates. In 2014, he was elected President of the Charles County Board of Commissioners. Murphy was born in Washington, D. C. on July 15, 1949. He has both a B. A. and an M. A. from the American University, an Ed. S. Degree in Counseling from George Washington University, he began his non-political career as a microbiologist for the National Institutes of Health. There he developed a strong interest in teaching and education and went on to teach science and math at General Smallwood Middle School in Indian Head, Maryland, he directed a large educational testing program at George Washington University. Member of House of Delegates since January 10, 2007. Member and Means Committee, 2007-. Voted for the Clean Indoor Air Act of 2007 voted in favor of increasing the sales tax by 20% - Tax Reform Act of 2007 voted in favor of in-state tuition for illegal immigrants in 2007 sponsored House Bill 30 in 2007, allowing the state to confiscate unused portions of gift certificates after 4 years.
Murphy is gay. He was one of eight LGBT members of the Maryland General Assembly, alongside Sen. Rich Madaleno and Dels. Anne Kaiser, Heather Mizeur, Maggie McIntosh, Mary L. Washington, Bonnie Cullison and Luke Clippinger, he is a divorced father of two daughters. Maryland legislature: Del. Peter Murphy electpetermurphy.com/ Official web site
Peter Murphy (artist)
Peter Murphy is a British artist working in traditional egg tempera and gold leaf techniques, a member of the Stuckist art movement. Peter Murphy was born in Leeds and educated at Jacob Kramer College of Art and the University of East London, he trained with iconographer Guillem Ramos-Poquí. Murphy uses traditional techniques from medieval altar painting, including egg tempera paint and gilding with gold leaf, he is a member of The Society of Tempera Painters and runs courses teaching these traditional techniques. He has led workshops in Byzantine painting techniques on the Greek island of Skyros, he has been commissioned by a number of churches in the UK, notably Tewkesbury Abbey and the church of St Mary Redcliffe in Bristol. He has been employed by a number of museums. In 1998 he recreated a triptych by Simone Martini for the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, he was one of a team on a Rolf Harris TV show. As well as traditional iconic subject matter of saints and madonnas, he has used the same techniques to depict rock heroes, including Elvis Presley, Jimi Hendrix and John Lennon.
He formed a Broadstairs group of the Stuckists art movement in 2005 and has exhibited with the group on several occasions since, including I Won't Have Sex with You as long as We're Married, 2007, at the A Gallery, London. In 2007, Murphy painted twelve "vibrant images" for a new shrine to St. Ethelbert and martyr, in Hereford Cathedral, where the saint is buried; the images, painted in his usual Byzantine technique, tell the story of the saint and are incorporated on a seven-sided wooden structure around a pillar to the east of the high altar. Robert Kilgour, cathedral architect, designed the structure, made by Stephen Florence. In 2013 Murphy founded the St Peter's Centre for Sacred Art in the Medieval Church of St Peter's in Canterbury England to teach traditional Byzantine and Early Italian painting techniques. Stuckism Tempera Peter Murphy's web site Peter Murphy on The Society of Tempera Painters website Video of Peter Murphy on BBC site
Peter Murphy (JAG)
Peter M. Murphy is an American lawyer, former senior legal advisor to the Commandant of the Marine Corps. Murphy was the Commandant's legal advisor twenty years prior to becoming a partner with the legal firm of Holland & Knight. At Holland & Knight Murphy specialized in Government litigation. Murphy earned his B. A. in 1972, at Long Island University. He earned his J. D. in 1974 at Saint John’s University School of Law. United States Secretary of Defense asked Murphy to serve on a panel to look into the Haditha incident in 2006. Murphy was senior legal advisor to the United States Marine Corps Commandant in 1989, when he drafted "The Importance of Environmental Law Considerations for the Military Commander & Advisor". In The Pentagon at the time it was hit in the September 11, Murphy gave interviews to press and government agencies describing how he was one of the few people to assume the explosion was a plane hitting the building; the Marine Corps flag from behind his desk was taken and memorialised, being flown in Afghanistan, before being sent into outer space.
Seapower reports that Murphy was injured on 9-11. He is notable for his participation in discussions, in December 2002, of reports that interrogators from the Joint Task Force 160 and Joint Task Force 170 were using controversial interrogation techniques on the captives held in the Guantanamo Bay detention camps, in Cuba. Murphy was the Counsel to the Commandant of the United States Marine Corps's when Alberto J. Mora, the Department of the Navy's General Counsel convened several meetings of the Navy's most senior lawyers after David Brant, the Director of the NCIS, drew Mora's attention to use of the questionable interrogation techniques by the Navy's tenants at Guantanamo
Peter Murphy (musician)
Peter John Joseph Murphy is an English singer and musician. He was the vocalist of the goth rock band Bauhaus and went on to release a number of solo albums, such as Love Hysteria and Holy Smoke. Thin with prominent cheekbones, a baritone voice, a penchant for gloomy poetics, he is called the "Godfather of Goth". Murphy was born in Northampton, Northamptonshire on 11 July 1957, he is of Irish descent. He was raised in Wellingborough, where he was a school friend of Daniel Ash. Daniel Ash convinced Murphy to join one of the establishing acts of the goth movement, their use of spacey recording effects and theatrical aesthetics was evocative of glam rock. In 1983, Bauhaus appeared during the opening sequences of the horror film The Hunger, performing one of their most popular songs, "Bela Lugosi's Dead"; the camera focused exclusively on Murphy during most of the scene, panning only to the stars David Bowie and Catherine Deneuve. Bauhaus reformed in 1998 for a tour. By 1983, Bauhaus had broken up and Murphy went on to new projects not involving Bauhaus members Kevin Haskins, David J or Daniel Ash.
After some brief dabbling with acting and dance – including a television performance to Bauhaus's "Hollow Hills" – he formed Dalis Car with Mick Karn, the bass player from Japan. The group recorded only one album. After Dalis Car's lack of commercial success, Murphy's first solo album, Should the World Fail to Fall Apart, was overlooked. Should the World Fail to Fall Apart did spawn several singles, including a cover of Pere Ubu's "Final Solution" that made a minor splash on the club scene; the followup, Love Hysteria, was not successful in the UK although in the US it performed better than his previous solo releases. The album marked the beginning of a long-term collaboration with songwriter Paul Statham from B-Movie, who co-wrote songs with Murphy until 1995; the resulting singles "All Night Long" and "Indigo Eyes" helped garner a wider following, the black-and-white video for "All Night Long" entered rotation on MTV. The pinnacle of Murphy's solo popularity in the US came with the release of Deep.
For this album Murphy sported hair dyed platinum blonde and returned to the more aggressive alt-rock sound, a trademark of early Bauhaus. The single "Cuts You Up" from Deep held on to the top spot on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart for seven weeks. Peter Murphy moved to Turkey with his wife, a Middle Eastern influence can be heard in his albums. 1992's Holy Smoke mixed some traditional Turkish influences into the music while continuing the sound pioneered on Deep. In 1995, Murphy embraced a lower-key, ambient pop sound for Cascade, featuring producer Pascal Gabriel, guest work from "infinite guitarist" Michael Brook, overall a much stronger incorporation of electronics; this album was to be his last major collaboration with Paul Statham, who departed to form Peach with Pascal Gabriel and write songs for Dido and Kylie Minogue. Cascade was Murphy's last original release for Beggar's Banquet records, his label since Bauhaus. Shortly after this departure, Murphy recorded the Recall EP for the newly formed Red Ant records, featuring a few new songs and some new electronic versions of older material, reworked in conjunction with Sascha Konietzko, Bill Rieflin and Tim Skold of the band KMFDM.
Once again, he became label-mates with former Bauhaus alums Love and Rockets, who had signed to Red Ant. This generated a significant number of rumours regarding a possible reformation of Bauhaus. While Red Ant folded, Bauhaus did reform in 1998 for the Resurrection tour, one performance of, recorded and released on DVD by Metropolis Records as Gotham; the tour was a success. In 2000, Murphy performed his international Just for Love tour, which resulted in the album aLive Just for Love, it is a live recording of the uninterrupted set from the El Rey show in Los Angeles on 30 November 2000. During the tour, Murphy chose to perform with only two back-up musicians, Canadian electric violinist Hugh Marsh and Peter DiStefano from Porno for Pyros on guitar, although former Bauhaus bassist David J sometimes joined the trio for an encore. At this point he contributed to works by film composer Harry Gregson-Williams. In 2000, Murphy gave a nod to the North American goth scene, where his solo works and his works with Bauhaus are still popular, by making a surprise guest appearance at the sixth annual Convergence festival in Seattle, to perform a low-key, acoustic solo set.
Shortly thereafter, Murphy collaborated with the Turkish artist Mercan Dede on the album Dust. Steeped in traditional Turkish instrumentation and songwriting, coupled with Dede's trademark atmospheric electronics, the album showed Murphy all but abandoning his previous pop and rock incarnations. Dust, released on goth/industrial stalwart label Metropolis Records, alienated many fans who had expected a more uptempo Murphy album, but it garnered some critical praise. Peter Murphy considers it his most unusual work to date and is most proud of the song "Your Face" from the album. In 2004, Murphy signed to yet another new label, home to several other 1980s pop artists who had moved into more eclectic areas. Despite numerous problems with the label, the album Unshattered was released, showcasing Murphy returning to a more pop sound. Murphy undertook extensive tours of Europe and the US to promote Unshattered in 2005, with a live band featuring guitarist Mark Thwaite, on guitar, Jeff Schartoff of Human Waste Project and Professional Murder Music on b