• Best Celtic Geek Pub Songs #158

    · 01:17:50 · PUB SONGS PODCAST with Marc Gunn

    I've released 22 albums since I started recording solo in 2004. I have so many albums that I wasn't sure what to put on my Celtic Geek compilation that I giveaway free to everyone who signs up to my mailing list. I decided to give one song from my first 20 albums. I've often wondered if I should've just put together a "Best of Marc Gunn" album instead. The problem is picking those songs. I have a LOT of albums. Well, I finally sat down and thought about my most-requested songs over the years by the most listeners. Today's show highlights those songs. I asked members of the Gunn Runners Club too and decided to add a few of their requests as well. You can find full shownotes and subscribe at  Pub Talk My website at has undergone a bunch of changes designed to simplify the design and guide you to places you want to go. I used to make websites based on SEO, search engine optimization. Now you can easily listen to my music, buy it on CD Baby or Bandcamp, watch video playlists, find shows, and learn all about me. You can order autographed CDs and swag directly from me this summer 2017 when you buy them in my Bandcamp store. Follow the link in the shownotes. The Gunn Runners Club is my home on Patreon. Right now, 121 people generously pledge $1 per month or more to support my life as a musician. Patrons get free music, early versions of songs and lyrics, behind-the-scenes podcasts, a stereo version of the Pub Songs Podcast and first look at new videos. You can see all the cool gifts you get for just $1 at In addition to all of the amazing goodies I mentioned earlier. You also get a digital copy of my next album. It's for the Browncoats, fans of Joss Whedon's Firefly and Serenity. It's called "As Long As I'm Flyin'". It'll be out in 2018. And yours is a gift for subscribing. Special thanks to my newest patrons: Nick Pierson, Mary Miller, William Brian Sachs.  Become a patron at  In 2005, I crowdsourced my first album. It was Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers. I raised over $9000 to fund the production of the album. People LOVED the idea of cats and Celtic music. So I crowdsourced the next album, Whiskers in the Jar. I only raised about $6000. The album has sold about half as well as the first, and I only recently recouped the expense 8 years later. Yet, the hardcore fans of the albums have repeatedly shouted, "We want another cat CD!" Thus came the title Sea Shanties for Cat Lovers. I REALLY want to make it happen. But I'll be honest. I don't know if more than a handful of people want the next album to happen. I have a mailing list at I asked them to promote the album. There was a short period of shares. Then it all stopped. The Facebook continues to grow at snails pace. I'm not sure this is something I should put my time in. I've decided that there's just one way to find find out if you're truly passionate about these CDs--Kickstarter. Kickstarter is an all or nothing website. If you don't reach your goal, you get nothing. If you do, you get to make it happen. I've decided that I need at least $15,000 to make this album properly. That'll allow me to hire a producer and record the songs with full instrumentation, just like the last two albums that were produced by Ari Koinuma and Rich Brotherton, respectively. Would you like to see this album happen? Sign up at   Who's Playing the Pub Today If there's a CD you want to check out, visit my music page on my website. 0:15 "The Leprechaun" by Marc Gunn from Soul of a Harper 5:23 "Wild Mountain Thyme" by Marc Gunn from The Bridge 10:00 "Don't Go Drinking With Hobbits" by Marc Gunn from Don't Go Drinking With Hobbits 13:40 "Flower of Scotland" by Kilted Kings from Name On My Soul 16:13 "Mingulay Boat Song" by Marc Gunn from Scottish Songs of Drinking & Rebellion 22:16 "Catnipped Kitty" by Marc Gunn & The Dubliners Tabby Cats from Whiskers in the Jar 25:21 "Close Your Eyes" by Marc Gunn from Kilted For Her Pleasure 29:00 "Doctor of Gallifrey" by Marc Gunn from Sci Fi Drinking Songs 31:54 "Lord of the Pounce" by Marc Gunn & The Dubliners Tabby Cats from Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers 36:12 "Bring Me Home, Boys" by Marc Gunn from Sci Fi Drinking Songs 41:42 "Gollum Blues" by Marc Gunn from What Color Is Your Dragon? 45:08 "Old Dun Cow" by Brobdingnagian Bards from Brobdingnagian Fairy Tales 49:00 "Ring of Hope" by Marc Gunn from Don't Go Drinking With Hobbits 53:04 "Name On My Soul" by Kilted Kings from Name On My Soul Requests: 1:00:10 "Wear the Brown With Pride" by Marc Gunn from As Long As I'm Flyin' 1:02:47 The Barrel Song" by Marc Gunn from Soul of a Harper 1:05:11 "Mining Ship the Red Dwarf" by Marc Gunn & The Dubliners Tabby Cats from Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers 1:08:08 "The Dragons Hoard" by Marc Gunn from Pirates vs. Dragons 1:10:06 "Men of New Basin Canal" by Marc Gunn & Jamie Haeuser from How America Saved Irish Music 1:14:41 "Come Take a Trip on My Airship" by Marc Gunn from Sci Fi Drinking Songs The Pub Songs Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn. If you enjoyed this episode, please support the musicians who support this podcast, buy their CDs, then share the show. Special thanks to all of my patrons in the Gunn Runners Club. Would you like 5 of my MP3s for Free? Plus get regular updates of what's new. Subscribe to the podcast and newsletter at

  • St Patrick's Day Pub Songs Playlist #155

    · 02:53:03 · PUB SONGS PODCAST with Marc Gunn

    Nearly 3 hours of St. Patrick's Day pub songs in one giant playlist with music from House of Hamill, The Selkie Girls, Spencer Murray & Pipeslinger, Sons of Malarkey, Andrew McKee, Poitin, NUA, The Muckers, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Runa, Connemara Stone Company, Black Market Haggis, Boston Blackthorne, Marc Gunn & Samantha Gillogly, The Ne'er Duwels, Claire Roche, Seamus Kennedy, Marc Gunn & Jamie Haeuser, Plastic Paddy, Johnsons Motorcar, FIMM, We Banjo 3, Abby Green, The Dubliners' Tabby Cats. by Slipjig, Smithfield Fair, Ockham's Razor, The Tea Merchants, Celtic Pink Floyd, Barleyjuice, The Tossers, The Stubby Shillelaghs, Marc Gunn. Get 5 MP3s free at If you're new to this podcast, I want you to think first if you enjoyed that first song. Because if you don't like my music, you won't like this show. So stop listening now. I have released over 20 studio albums since 2004. I thought it would be nice to make playlists of my music, when I realized, I have been publishing this podcast since 2005. This is the perfect place to create a Marc Gunn playlist. So over the next two hours, you will enjoy lots of my music, intermixed with a small sampling of my favorite bands from the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. I say small, because there's a lot of great music, and I also am aiming for a drinking songs feel to this show. Because that's kinda what I do. Sci Fi and Irish drinking songs, merged together in harmony. But don't worry. There's a bunch of trad tunes in the mix as well... Pub Talk Listen to more St. Patrick's Day music on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. There are four hours of St. Patrick's Day music specials there. Plus you can download "17 Free Celtic MP3s for St. Patrick's Day" from some of the awesome indie Celtic bands featured on the podcast last year. You can find more St. Patrick's Day Party Music on my website I dedicated to St Paddy's Day. You'll find St Patrick's Day lyrics, playlists and even a podcast dedicated to St. Patrick's Day. I want to send out a quick thanks to my newest patrons in the Gunn Runners Club. Special thanks to Jim Cope, Kate Dempsey, Kimber, and Karen Walker. The Gunn Runners Club is my home on Patreon. Right now, 94 people generously pledge $1 per month or more to support my life as a musician. Patrons get free music, early versions of songs and lyrics, behind-the-scenes podcasts, a stereo version of the Pub Songs Podcast and first look at new videos. You can support me for as little as $1 per month. You can see all the cool gifts you get for just $1 at   Who's Playing the Pub Today 0:16 "Rising of the Moon" by Marc Gunn from Not Every Day Is St. Patrick's day 3:37 "Fierce Cottage" by House of Hamill from Wide Awake 7:55 "Shepherd Lad" by The Selkie Girls from Pirate Queen 11:51 "I'm a Rover, Seldom Sober" by Marc Gunn from Scottish Songs of Drinking & Rebellion 14:02 "Loretto Reid's" by Spencer Murray & Pipeslinger from Sound & fury 17:20 "The Rocky Road to Dublin" by Sons of Malarkey from Gulls Lads 21:04 "Orange and Green" by Andrew McKee from The Irish Bard 23:54 PUB TALK 25:01 "Brendan's Reels" by Poitin from Simple Pleasures 29:02 "Browncoats Keep Flyin'" by Marc Gunn from Sci Fi Drinking Songs 31:50 "Rest in Pineapple" by NUA from FLOW 35:57 "Paddy on the Railway" by The Muckers from The Muckers 39:08 "The Bold Fisherman" by Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer from Paper of Pins 45:27 "Fairy Tale Waltz" by Marc Gunn from Heart's Ease 49:05 "The Ruthless Wife" by Runa from Current Affairs 53:54 "Boys from the Ruhr" by Connemara Stone Company from Back Home 57:35 "Babes in the Woods Set" by Black Market Haggis from Better Than It Sounds 1:00:20 "Peggy Gordon" by Marc Gunn from The Bridge 1:04:34 "Billy in the Lowlands" by Boston Blackthorne from County Kerry to Kerry Park 1:08:47 "Prancing Pony" by Marc Gunn with Samantha Gillogly from Don't Go Drinking With Hobbits 1:11:40 JOIN THE GUNN RUNNERS CLUB 1:12:19 "The Widow and the Devil" by Marc Gunn from Kilted For Her Pleasure 1:15:39 "Crossing the Atlantic" by The Ne'er Duwels from The Ne'er Duwels 1:21:27 "The Wreck of the Bold Irish Stout" by Marc Gunn from Pirates vs Dragons 1:26:32 "The Robin's Jaunt Set" by Claire Roche from Hello, I'm Claire Roche 1:29:55 "The Scottish Song" by Seamus Kennedy from A Smile and a Tear 1:33:05 "Streets of Laredo/Bard of Armagh" by Marc Gunn & Jamie Haeuser from How America Saved Irish Music 1:37:23 "Kitty's Rambles/Dowd's 9 Lives/Jenny's Chickens" by Marc Gunn & The Dubliners Tabby Cats from Whiskers in the Jar 1:41:30 "Irish Lass" by Plastic Paddy from Lucky Enough 1:44:17 "27years" by Johnsons Motorcar from Funky Disco Hardcore 1:47:27 "Johnny Jump Up" by Marc Gunn & The Dubliners' Tabby Cats from Live at the Cactus Cafe 1:51:57 "Celtic Wedding Reels" by FIMM from Roiboos e Disappunti and Irish Celtic Music 1:59:25 "Tell Me Why" by We Banjo 3 from Gather the Good 2:04:04 "The Boatman" by Abby Green from Fig for a Kiss 2:09:36 "Lord of the Pounce" by Marc Gunn & The Dubliners' Tabby Cats from Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers 2:13:54 "Star Above the Garter/Dennis Murphy's/Merrily Kissed the Quaker's Wife" by Slipjig from So Far... 2:18:22 "Dumbarton's Drums" by Smithfield Fair from Scotland, Fair Scotland 2:22:36 "Hi Ri Him Bo" by Ockham's Razor from Wolves in the Walls 2:26:26 "Led Zepplin Polkas" by The Tea Merchants from One Lump or Two? 2:23:52 "Another Brick in the Wall Pt2" by Celtic Pink Floyd from Live, In Studio 2:36:55 "Mush Mush" by Barleyjuice from A Night at the Pub 2:40:59 "Pleasant Peasant Pheasant Plucking Song" by Marc Gunn from What Color Is Your Dragon? 2:42:56 "Did It All For You" by The Tossers from Agony 2:44:45 "Celtic-American" by The Stubby Shillelaghs from Celtic-American 2:50:09 "The Parting Glass" by Marc Gunn from Soul of a Harper The Pub Songs Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn. If you enjoyed this episode, please support the musicians who support this podcast, buy their CDs, then share the show. Special thanks to all of my patrons in the Gunn Runners Club. Would you like 5 of my MP3s for Free? Plus get twice monthly updates of what's new. Subscribe to the podcast and newsletter at

  • 20 VC 024: Financing Finch with Marc Bernegger of Orange Growth Capital

    · The Twenty Minute VC: Venture Capital | Startup Funding | The Pitch

    Marc Bernegger is Venture Partner at Orange Growth Capital, a Fintech investment firm with notable investments in the likes of Bux, Knip and Zopa. Prior to OGC, Marc was Partner at Next Generation Finance Invest (today Ayondo Holdings). However, Marc has experienced both sides of the table, as he was only 20 when he founded (trade sale to Axel Springer) and later went on to be founder of amiando (trade sale to Xing). As a result of these many successes Marc was awarded 'Newcomer of the Year 2010' by Swiss ICT. Items mentioned in today's show: Bux Startup Bootcamp Fintech Robin Hood Trading App In today's show you will learn: 1.) How and why Marc made his entry into the VC world in 2010? 2.) Marc specializes in the Fintech sector and has done since 2010, when it was really a very niche sector. How has Marc seen Fintech develop over the last 5 years? What did Marc see that everyone else did not?  3.) Which areas within the Fintech space Marc finds most interesting? 4.) What Marc sees the future of Fintech to look like? Does Marc see any trends arising in the space in 2015? 5.)In recent years Switzerland has trailed behind the likes of London and Scandinivia in Fintech, this seems to be changing with the recent Fintech hackathon held in Zurich, what does Marc think is bringing about this change? 6.)Where does Marc stand on the social integration of mobile payments? 7.) OGC is a investor in Bux, the social gamified trading platform, is this the way Marc believes stock market trading is moving? How does Marc respond to critics who suggest Bux allows the mass market who do not have the significant investing knowledge to gamble recklessly.     The episode will then finish with a quick fire round where we hear Marc's thoughts on the future of Bitcoin, what tips Marc would give to aspiring entrepreneurs and what the biggest difference between being an entrepreneur and an investor.   

  • “One of the Most Misunderstood Stats That You Can Use…” | Marc Malek, Conquest Capital Group | #32

    · Top Traders Unplugged with Niels Kaastrup-Larsen | Engaging Conversations with the Top Traders & Investors

    "If you can’t explain it in English to a reasonably intelligent person why it really works, then we don’t want it." - Marc Malek (Tweet) In the second part of our conversation with Marc Malek, we explore the strategies that he uses to build his models and how he explains them in simple terms. We go in depth about drawdowns and what investors should know about them. We also discuss what keeps Marc inspired, what he does for fun, and how he couldn't imagine having any other job. Welcome back to Part 2 of our conversation with Marc Malek. Subscribe on: In This Episode, You'll Learn: Four strategies inside Conquest Capital's Macro program. "What we start with is what we believe is the blueprint of how markets move, and then we try to create different models that take advantage of the different parts of that movement." - Marc Malek (Tweet) How the technological revolution has changed the market and trend following, now that everyone gets the same information at the same time. Marc's approach to building trading models. Defining risk in terms of upside deviation vs. downside deviation in the portfolio. Why correlation is one of the most misunderstood stats that you can use. How Marc deals with drawdowns and why he thinks nothing new is happening now that did not happen before. "Drawdowns are a very emotional issue and that's really the one time where I think managers, including us, do something that feels better for the investor, but is probably not in the investor's best interest." - Marc Malek (Tweet) His view on backtesting. The challenges hedge fund owners face in the current business climate and why Marc is lucky to have investors that have stuck by him. "We benefit from those sudden events that keep people awake at night; and the way we lose money is not from any fireworks, but from a lack thereof." - Marc Malek (Tweet) Why Marc is motivated to keep pushing through this period and why he loves what he does. "For each additional parameter that you’re putting into your model, you are lowering the number of the degrees of freedom that your model can have to react in different market conditions." - Marc Malek (Tweet) The story of how Conquest Capital got its first investor, and how in the early days investors cared more about managers and interacting with them personally. Marc's biggest failures, and how he overcame them. "If I could do it all over again, I’m not sure I would choose to be in a risk averse strategy." - Marc Malek (Tweet) The hobbies Marc has and why he likes seemingly dangerous sports. Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode: Learn more about Backtesting. Learn about Downside Deviation. This episode was sponsored by Swiss Financial Services: Connect with Conquest Capital Group: Visit the Website: Call Conquest Capital Group: +01 212.759.8777 E-Mail Conquest Capital Group: Follow Marc Malek on Linkedin   "Even in its worst days - it's still the best job in the world. It's very dynamic, very exciting." - Marc Malek (Tweet)

  • Why Investors Should Not be Worried | Marc Malek, Conquest Capital Group | #31

    · Top Traders Unplugged with Niels Kaastrup-Larsen | Engaging Conversations with the Top Traders & Investors

    "People are fond of saying: 'we are 100% systematic.' And when you say you're 100% of anything, it tends to make people nervous." - Marc Malek (Tweet) This guest had a different path that eventually led to owning a hedgefund in New York. Marc Malek got a grant from NASA to study how different armored tank positions would lead to winning results on the battlefield. Traveling to Wisconsin to begin his research, his advisor steered him to do a similar project on stocks, bonds, and equities instead. He went on to work for UBS and finally founded his own firm, Conquest Capital Group. His story will fascinate and inspire you. Thanks for listening and please welcome our next guest, Marc Malek. Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher Radio or TuneIn In This Episode, You'll Learn: The story of how Marc became interested in the financial markets after a university project, a bit unexpectedly. About Marc's upbringing in Beirut, Lebanon. How his studies at Caltech in neural networks and decision support systems eventually led him to the stock market. About his grant from NASA to research the position of tanks. His job offer from Oracle that he turned down. About his first job out of university at Salomon Brothers and why he left after one year. "If you look at any successful discretionary trader, they don’t sort of wake up and randomly decide one day to put on a position because they had a dream." - Marc Malek (Tweet) How Marc got hired at UBS and moved to Europe and then Asia during his time with the company. "In setting up the Global Exotic Derivatives Group, I initially set it up in New York, then moved to London and set it up there, then moved to Tokyo and set it up there." - Marc Malek (Tweet) Marc's departure from UBS and how he started Conquest Capital Group. How trader's thought processes are turned into trading models. "Liquidity is the oxygen of these strategies, and one of the first casualties from the rise of risk aversion is liquidity." - Marc Malek (Tweet) Why models are not black boxes and why investors should not be worried. The history of trend following and the old systematic approach. "There is a big misconception out there that investors believe that long term trend following is a long volatility strategy; it's not." - Marc Malek (Tweet) How markets move for alpha and beta reasons. About "turtle strategies" vs "trend following 2.0". How Marc's strategies and models have evolved over time. "I don’t understand how anyone can promise a certain return profile because really returns are a function of what the markets give you, and no one really knows ahead of time what the market will give you." - Marc Malek (Tweet) About his product Conquest Macro and the two mandates that the product has. How his product makes the bulk of its return during periods of risk aversion and high volatility. How his firm developed a risk index in a time before anyone was doing them. Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode: Learn about Marc's previous employers/institutions: Salomon Brothers Caltech UBS See Episodes 13 and 14 for more discussion on "Turtle Strategies". This episode was sponsored by Swiss Financial Services: Connect with Conquest Capital Group: Visit the Website: Call Conquest Capital Group: +01 212.759.8777 E-Mail Conquest Capital Group: Follow Marc Malek on Linkedin   "In a very very simplified way, active investment makes money by buying the risky asset and selling the less risky asset against it and benefiting from that." - Marc Malek (Tweet)

  • How America Saved Irish Music #169

    · 00:46:48 · Irish and Celtic Music Podcast

    Enjoy a special feature of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast as we play the entire album of How America Saved Irish Music by Marc Gunn & Jamie Haeuser from start to finish, all absolutely free. If you enjoy this show, then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. Remember too, when you buy through our affiliates at CD Baby, Amazon, or iTunes, you support the artists AND the podcast. Today's show is brought to you by Lunarpages Intelligent web hosting for intelligent people. Do you need a website for you blog, podcast, new business? Lunarpages offers reliable, high-quality web hosting that you can afford. I tried about a dozen web hosts over the past fifteen years. Lunarpages won the long-game by offering the best service. I highly recommend it for your web needs.     Notes: - Your guide to the Best indie Celtic music online - Join Song Henge! - New Patreon Page. Support the podcast!We reached the first Milestone. When you become a patron of the site, you'll get the first three seasons for free. If I can reach $50 per episode then I will release a two Celtic music special. - I WANT YOUR VOICEMAIL: Post a comment on our Facebook fan page or call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763. Or just record an MP3 and send it to How America Saved Irish Music   This Week in Celtic Music 2:511. "A Stor Mo Chroi" by Marc Gunn & Jamie Haeuserfrom How America Saved Irish Music 5:112. "Star of the County Down" by Marc Gunn & Jamie Haeuserfrom How America Saved Irish Music 8:573. "Gypsy Rover" by Marc Gunn & Jamie Haeuserfrom How America Saved Irish Music 12:164. "Men of New Basin Canal" by Marc Gunn & Jamie Haeuserfrom How America Saved Irish Music 15:305. "Bridget's Prayer" by Marc Gunn & Jamie Haeuserfrom How America Saved Irish Music 17:386. "Ais Vis Lo Lop" by Marc Gunn & Jamie Haeuserfrom How America Saved Irish Music 21:007. "Black Velvet Band" by Marc Gunn & Jamie Haeuserfrom How America Saved Irish Music 24:338. "Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea" by Marc Gunn & Jamie Haeuserfrom How America Saved Irish Music 27:179. "Streets of Laredo/Bard of Armagh" by Marc Gunn & Jamie Haeuserfrom How America Saved Irish Music 30;3610. "Whiskey, You're the Devil" by Marc Gunn & Jamie Haeuserfrom How America Saved Irish Music 33:0411. "Who's Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Foot" by Marc Gunn & Jamie Haeuserfrom How America Saved Irish Music 36:0612. "Mrs. McGraw" by Marc Gunn & Jamie Haeuserfrom How America Saved Irish Music 39:1513."Leaving of Liverpool" by Marc Gunn & Jamie Haeuserfrom How America Saved Irish Music 42:2014. "Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ye" by Marc Gunn & Jamie Haeuserfrom How America Saved Irish Music The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. If you enjoyed the music you heard, support the artists in this show. Buy their music. Then tell your friends to visit

  • Ep.47 Marc Jantzen’s 17 Year Journey of Building His Business from Scratch and Selling for Upwards of £10 Million

    · The Dent Podcast

    For many entrepreneurs, their businesses are built upon intangible, intellectual property, which can be notoriously difficult to scale up. In this week's episode, I chat with Marc Jantzen who knows how you can increase the value of such a business consistently, year on year. Download Marc's free "top 10 tips to accelerate growth" (and the top 10 pitfalls to avoid): Marc Jantzen’s journey has seen him mastermind the growth of Blue Sky - a training development business that has accrued world-class clients including Eurostar, Marks & Spencer and BSkyB, and won over 30 awards in the process. Here, Marc shares his ups and downs, challenges and top tips across a range of issues that all business owners come up against at some point in their entrepreneurial careers.      Here are some of the key things we get really into: How Marc and his team won their first big client One of Marc’s lowest points in business where a million pounds was wiped off his revenue number in a very short space of time Shifting up a gear and expanding up from a lifestyle business How Blue Sky reached £2.5 million turnover in its first three years The secrets of business growth that Marc wishes he’d known from the start of his entrepreneurial journey Marc on investing in a more structured sales and marketing strategy in order to maintain consistent revenue Trusting your gut and knowing the right time to pay attention to your intuition How Marc moved onwards and upwards after his COO left, taking with him ten members of staff and one of the business’ biggest clients Marc’s five core values and how he ensured that they run through every vein of Blue Sky Why Marc shifted from time-based to value-based pricing The steps that Marc went through to exiting his business confidently and calmly   The post Ep.47 Marc Jantzen’s 17 Year Journey of Building His Business from Scratch and Selling for Upwards of £10 Million appeared first on Key Person of Influence.

  • HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR LIFE THRU TANTRA & MINDFULNESS! Marc Allen | Mindfulness | Spirituality | Spiritual | Self-Help | Inspire

    · 01:05:24 · Inspire Nation | Daily Inspiration - Motivation - Meditation | Law of Attraction | Health | Career | Spirituality | Self-Help

    If you want to live the life of your dreams, overcome fears, and experience incredible joy and beauty in every moment…AND with more zeros in your bank account, and smiles in the bedroom, then this is the show for you! We interview Marc Allen, author of Tantra for the West and one of the most successful independent publishers in the world. We discuss how he achieved his dreams, and guiding principles to help you achieve yours, while finding happiness and incredible abundance.   Marc co-founded New World Library (with Shakti Gawain) and has guided the company, as president and publisher, from a small start-up to its current position as a major player in the publishing world, publishing life-changing books such as those by Eckhart Tolle author of The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment and Deepak Chopra, author of The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: A Practical Guide to the Fulfillment of Your Dreams. We discuss tantra, or pure mindfulness in every moment, and how to use it to truly achieve your dreams. We discuss finding your passion, overcoming fear, moving past “failure”, and discovering happiness in every moment. Plus we discuss what Tantra means in the bedroom, and how you can take peak experiences with you throughout your day. And we discuss why you don’t need to be broke, just because you’re spiritual. As an incredibly successful multi-millionaire who entered his 30’s spiritual but broke, he shares tips for getting rich while doing what you love, and without sacrificing who you are or your spiritual beliefs. If you’ve ever wanted to succeed or find greater inner peace and happiness, than this is the interview for you! Learn how to live the life of your dreams, and experience the beauty of every moment! You’ll leave with tools you can put in place right away, to start bringing a bigger smile to your face, and more zeros to your bank account. For according to Marc, you can scrounge for a hundred dollars, or a million, it’s just up to how big you dream. And for Marc, he believes we can all dream higher, and can all succeed! Additional Notes: Marc Allen is the author of several books including: Tantra for the West: A Direct Path to Living the Life of Your Dreams, The Magical Path: Creating the Life of Your Dreams and a World That Works for All, The Greatest Secret of All: Simple Steps to Abundance, Fulfillment, and a Life Well Lived, Visionary Business: An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Success He is an internationally renowned seminar leader, entrepreneur, author, and composer Key Topics: what is tantra? Marc explains the outer, inner and secret levels of existence & how to uncover your “secret-ness” how you can use “consciousness focusing” to dissolve emotional & physical pain how Marc’s time at a Tibetan Buddhist center taught him the power of affirmations how Marc starts each day of his life what Marc keeps in his “spiritual tool belt” simple steps to settling arguments how sex benefits everyone’s consciousness, even those without a spiritual practice how recalling “peak experiences” elevates your consciousness the importance of alone time for Marc how we are all given gifts to help complete the missions we are given in life the techniques Marc used to go from a “poverty case to a multimillionaire” an explanation of the “Cool Theory” and why it’s important to examine what we think is cool how to naturally open up your creativity what Marc includes in his diet, including “gloppy donuts” and why advice Marc tells every parent Marc Allen Shares Secrets to Crating Health, Wealth, Inner-Peace & Happiness, using mindfulness and Tantra! |Spiritual | Spirituality | Yoga | Meditation | Inspiration | Inspirational | Motivation | Motivational | Self-Improvement | Self-Help | Inspire For More Info visit:   

  • BONUS: Marc Goodman | Future Crimes and How to Protect Yourself

    · 01:07:00 · The Art of Charm | Social Science | Cognitive Psychology | Confidence | Relationship Advice | Behavioral Economics | Productivity | Biohacking

    We must use grand thinking to secure the Internet. "We are at the first minutes of the first hours of the first days of this internet revolution." -Marc Goodman The Cheat Sheet: What are steganography and script kiddies? How air conditioning led to the Target security breach in 2013. Is hacking becoming more complex or more simplified? What are spoofing and swatting? Why living in a "in screen we trust" culture is so dangerous, and what do to about it. And so much more... Today we live in an era of wi-fi enabled everything, but have you ever considered the consequences of such access? Or what will happen over the next few years as everything goes online from our thermostats to our clothes to our bridges? How vulnerable does that access make us to cyber attacks and what can we do to protect ourselves? Here to share the good, the bad and the ugly on cyber security is Marc Goodman. Marc is the author of Future Crimes: Everything is Connected, Everyone is Vulnerable and What We Can Do About It. We dive into those topics and more on this bonus episode of The Art of Charm. Click Here to Support The Show and Get 10% Off Onnit! More About This Show: Whether we're aware of it or not, cyber crime and cyber attacks are becoming increasingly common. Today anyone with Internet access can download an app or software program to hack into your phone or your laptop and do any number of dubious things. Marc Goodman spells out many of those dubious activities and what we can do to guard against them on today's show. As a former member of the LAPD, Marc has witnessed firsthand how far behind law enforcement is in this area. He says local and state level agencies are swamped with non-tech crimes to solve and they're also hampered by budgetary restrictions. While they are doing their best to keep pace with technology's ever-changing landscape, cyber crime continues to grow. Over the next several years even more of our day-to-day lives will be online from our clothes to our televisions to our cars. It may not sound like much until you consider our energy grids are online, our traffic systems are online, our airplane management systems are online. Soon every aspect of our lives will be accessible via the Internet. And we don't have the security to fully protect that information. Do you remember the breach at Target that happened during the 2013 Christmas holiday? It all stemmed from a third-party vendor who had been authorized to manage Target's HVAC systems. Millions of credit cards were breached through an air conditioning system, Marc explains how this happened in greater detail during this show. But it isn't all doom and gloom! Marc believes the Internet advancements will also lift 2 million people out of poverty, help us feed the world and provide clean water for everyone as well as education. So long as we harness these advancements responsibly and learn to protect ourselves. He gives specifics on what we can do on a global scale as well as an individual scale. For ourselves we can implement what he calls UPDATE: U - update frequently.P - passwords. Use a different password for every site and get a reliable password manager (see the resources for suggestions).D - downloads. Watch your downloads and be cautious about what you install.A - administrator. Don't run your computer using the administrator account.T - turn off your computer. If it isn't fully turned off it's still accessible.E - encrypt. There are 2 types: you can encrypt the data on your computer and encrypt the data as it is sent out using a VPN. There's much more Marc tells on this show. He shares some amazing stories and much-needed data so listen in to hear it all. Thanks to Marc for being here and thanks to you as well. We'll see you next time on The Art of Charm. THANKS MARC GOODMAN! If you enjoyed this session of The Art of Charm Podcast, let Marc know by clicking on the link below and sending him a quick shout out on Twitter: Click here to thank Marc on Twitter! Resources from this episode: Future Crimes web siteMarc Goodman's web siteMarc on TwitterThe AOC's VPN recommendationPassword protection recommendations: LastPass, 1Password, Dash LaneThe Art of Charm bootcamps  You'll also like: -The Art of Charm Toolbox-Best of The Art of Charm Podcast Wanna leave a comment? Too bad!  Email me instead (we read everything)!

  • MRS 015 My Ruby Story Marc-Andre Cournoyer

    · 00:49:32 · All Ruby Podcasts by

    MRS 016 Marc-Andre Cournoyer Today's episode is a My Ruby Story with Marc-Andre Cournoyer. He was the creator of the Thin web server and he will be speaking at the Ruby Dev Summit. On this episode, Marc talked about how he got into programming and Ruby. Listen to learn more about Marc! [01:05] – Introduction to Marc Marc is the creator of the Thin web server, one of the most popular Ruby server. He also had some minor contributions to Ruby. One of them is called Tinyrb, which is a small Ruby VM. Then, he wrote a book about creating your own programming language. He will be speaking at Ruby Dev Summit. [02:45] – How did you get into programming? Marc’s first experience with a computer was when he’s around 8 or 9 years old. It was on the early 1990s. His parents won a Commodore 64 at the grocery store. He got bored really fast with the games so he looked at other things. One of them is the Commodore Basic. You could not save on a Commodore 64 if you didn’t add the tape recorder so he would have to start again each time. He also went to a library and got some books about Commodore 64 programming. Eventually, he started creating his own simple programs. A few years later, Marc got a Pentium 2. It was around 1995. He saved money and bought himself Microsoft Visual Basic 4. It has the UI with the drags and drops where you drop buttons and timers on a page. You would double click the buttons and you would open a window where you can put your code. He had about hundred projects on that machine. [05:35] – How old were you when you got into VB? Marc was 14 or 15 years old when he got into VB. [06:05] – How did you get into Ruby? After that, it has become Marc’s career choice to become a programmer. He went to university. After that, he got his first job in 2002 doing Visual Basic 4 application that runs inside Microsoft Office suite. He also did a little bit of Java and .NET. He didn’t enjoy programming, he started losing my passion, and he stopped doing projects on the side. But he still kept on reading some books about programming. One of them is a book by Joel Spolsky, The Best Software Writing. It was published in 2005. The last chapter is an extract of Why’s (Poignant) Guide to Ruby, which was an introductory book about Ruby. Marc liked the syntax so he started practicing Ruby more. He started doing side projects again because it was fun programming Ruby. And then, he discovered Rails about a year later. Because of that, he created many other projects and got a job at a startup in Montreal. Picks Marc-Andre Cournoyer Cooperpress Framework: Torch Charles Max Wood Eventual Millionaire Coursera course on Machine Learning by Andrew Ng Ruby Dev Summit

  • Circulation October 25, 2016 Issue

    · 00:22:58 · Circulation on the Run

      Carolyn: Welcome to Circulation on the Run, your weekly podcast summary and backstage pass to the journal and its editors. I'm Dr. Carolyn Lam, associate editor from the National Heart Center and Duke National University of Singapore. We have such a special podcast for you today. The entire podcast is going to be a conversation with two very special guests, Dr. Marc Ruel from The University of Ottawa Heart Institute, the guest editor of the surgery themed issue this week. Hi Marc.   Marc: Hello Carolyn. How are you?   Carolyn: Very good. Especially because we also have Dr. Timothy Gardner, Surgeon, Associate Editor from Christiana Care Health System. Welcome back again, Tim.   Timothy: Thank you, Carolyn. Glad to be here.   Carolyn: Marc, could you first give us an overview of the surgery themed issue from your perspective.   Marc: This year as we have had on previous years, we are having a surgery themed issue which comprises what I would argue which is some of the very best cardiac surgical science can offer to the wide readership in the cardiovascular community that served by circulation. This year, we will have a total of ten articles that would be published in circulation, as a section of one of our regular issues and out of those ten, there are five original papers. There's one research letter which is an original research article but in a shorter format and we'll also have one invited perspective paper namely about coronary artery bypass grafting and its future with respect to multi-arterial grafts and the themed issue will be completed by three state of the art papers that deal in a very in depth comprehensive way with some important problems that the cardiovascular community faces from a clinical point of view.   Carolyn: Thanks Marc. That was a beautiful summary of the issue. I couldn't help but notice that there was a theme of coronary artery bypass surgery covering at least four of the papers and I really like your thoughts on that. You covered everything from medical therapy, CABG versus PCI, on versus off-pump, emergency surgery in the setting of shock. Could you go through each of these four papers a little and tell us what was your take home message from each?   Marc: As you said, there are three original research articles and one invited perspective that relate to coronary artery bypass grafting surgery and these encompass the number of clinical problems that are still controversial and certainly I believe they contribute a very, very significant [inaudible 00:02:31] with the wealth of knowledge that the cardiovascular community is looking for at this point. If I may go one by one, just with a very high level overview, if you will. The first one is a paper from the Leipzig Heart Center with first author, [Pieroz Adewalla 00:02:45], which looked at surgery for acute myocardial infarction but accompanied with cardiogenic shock. As you know, many patients undergo surgery in an acute MI context, but surgery for cardiogenic shock is often a very gruesome difficult decision.     Leipzig Heart Center looked at over 3,000 patients who had an acute MI prior to cardiac surgery for bypass surgery and of these, there were 508 patients who actually had cardiogenic shock due to [valve 00:03:15] failure with myocardial dysfunction and to give you an idea, these patients were quite sick. There's about 40% of the patients who were ventilated prior to surgery or very close to 40%. The timing was quite urgent, those patients were on inotrophes and on vasopressors to support their blood pressure prior to operation. Essentially, what they found is that first the outcomes got better over the last number of years, this is a series that dates back to about the 2000's, so the early 2000's.     They also favor an approach where they tried to avoid a cardioplegic arrest of the heart. Their favored overall approach is to do what we call on-pump beating heart type of surgery which would be a surgery where the cardioplegia would not be administered to stop the heart but the hemodynamics would be supported for the cardio coronary bypass. They also have over the years since the beginning of this year, is in 2000 ranging up to 2014 of increasing the use of the off-pump bypass surgery and certainly the outcomes have been better and the mortality although high has decreased significantly. It was as high as 40% in the early parts of the cohort if you will and in the latest third of the experience, therefore from 2010 to 2014, the mortality has been down to about 25%.     Again, these are patients who present with cardiogenic shock. What's also interesting to note is that patients who survive out of hospital still have a significant mortality burden and about 50% of them survive long term. What was interesting is the  Leipzig group is looking at some predictors of bad outcomes in those patients and they found that the serum lactate over four minimal per liter was actually a very robust and multi-variative predictor of a poor outcome after surgery.   Carolyn: That was a great summary of that first paper. You mentioned beating heart surgery and so on. Would you like to comment on next paper that I think was the largest single institution European study comparing on versus off-pump bypass surgery?   Marc: You're absolutely right. This is a paper from England, [inaudible 00:05:25] from Liverpool, where the patients were gathered from and with some contribution from Oxford as well from a statistical and methodological point of view and it's a retrospective cohort study of all isolated CABG patients in Liverpool between 2001 and 2015. These are bypass surgery patients and in total, there were over 13,000 patients who had CABG. About 6,000 patients had off CAB which is off-pump bypass surgery and more than 7,000 had bypass with cardiopulmonary bypass. The median follow up was 6.2 years. What's interesting in this paper is that they essentially found equivalent long term outcomes. As you know, there has been some debate regarding the completions of myocardial revascularization and the long term graft patency with off-pump surgery versus on-pump surgery. Also named conventional CABG.     What's interesting here is that the benefits of off-pump CABG appear to be seen early on with regards to antiemetic release as stroke rates, etc. Which does correspond to some of what has seen in the randomized controlled studies. However, the long term data is interesting. There's a a nice editorial about this paper written from a group from the Cleveland Clinic with Dr. Joe Sabik as the senior author and essentially it raised a number of good points, although this is an important series, it also shows that the surgeons who are very good at off-pump bypass surgery may overall be slightly technically more skilled at doing bypass surgery in itself and for instance, use more often arterial grafts and have more advanced techniques in their completion of bypass surgeries for their patients.   Carolyn: Right. I'm so glad you mentioned the editorial. I was about to bring that up as well. Switching gears to you very kindly included a paper that talked about medications and the impact of here is the medical therapy on the comparative outcomes between CABG and PCI. Would you like to discuss that paper?   Marc: This is a paper from the Care Registry which has generated some interesting publications in the past. The lead author is Dr. Paul Polinski and there's co-authors, Dr. Herbert Prince and Michael Mack from Dallas as well. This was presented at the science sessions in Orlando last November and it's an interesting paper. Essentially they have looked at large databases, again the Care Registry which comprises eight community hospitals and they look at six month period of performance of CABG and those eight community hospitals. They ended up with over 2,700 patients who were then systematically followed on a regular basis up to 2009 at which time the database was locked.     They look at various outcomes but also medication use in great detail over that period of time and the interesting perspective that this paper brings is that first, most patients at least in that period were not on optimal medical therapy. The authors used their own predefined definitions of what constitutes optimal medical therapy and this is with regards to adherence to aspirin use, lipid lowering agents, beta blockers and indicates of PCI, dual anti-platelet therapy. As expected but nicely documented in this paper, the outcomes of patients who were not on optimal medical therapy were much worse than those who were and CABG proved to be more robust in patients who were not on optimal medical therapy compared to PCI.     The differences between CABG and PCI in patients who were on optimal medical therapy tended to vanish. However, a number of caveats here is that only 25% of patients in fact in this cohort were on optimal medical therapy. The vast majority of patients were not considered to be on optimal medical therapy. Therefore, there are considerations of definitions that one has to be aware of and also considerations of statistical power because the group that was on optimal medical therapy was much smaller than the other group. Therefore, the effects, the superiority of CABG over PCI could only be firmly demonstrated in the group was not on optimal therapy, again comprising 75% of patients in this cohort.   Carolyn: I love your summaries and they really show that these are true significant original contributions to that knowledge gaps in coronary artery bypass surgery. To round it all up, you also invited a perspective on novel concepts. Would you like to comment on that paper?   Marc: This is an invited perspective in the view classifications that circulation has which is entitled, "The evolution of coronary bypass surgery will determine relevance as a standard of care for the treatment of multi-vessel CABG." It is authored by three leaders in the field, Dr. Gener, Dr. Gudino, and Dr. Grouw. Dr. Gener has been leading several of what I would call the advanced multi-vessel coronary re-vascularization trials looking for instance at multi-arterial grafts doing numerous anastomosis with two ventral mammary arteries in a wide fashion. He's been a leader of this movement certainly. Dr. Gudino recently published [inaudible 00:10:43] the 20 years of outcome of the radial artery graft and certainly has been one of the pioneers which use of this arterial graft for coronary artery bypass surgery. What the authors provide here is a very nice summary of what the trials have shown so far and they also report as many know that their rate of multi-arterial grafts use in SYNTAX, FREEDOM and I think we will soon see in EXCEL and NOBLE that will be presented this fall, has not been as high as it should have been.     In the US, it is estimated right now that the rate of use of more than one mammary artery is less than 10% across the nation, and other countries have not performed better than this either. This perspective is a call to improving the quality of multi-vessel coronary artery bypass mainly through the use of multiple arterial re-vascularization. There is also considerations around the hybrid coronary re-vascularization and as well as the use of off-pump versus on-pump surgery.   Carolyn: I am really proud and privileged to have helped to manage one of the papers as associate editors in this issue as well and that is the paper from the group with corresponding author, Dr. Veselik, from Boston Children's Hospital and it centers around patients with congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries but a management problem that is really increasingly encountered and really needs to be reviewed properly and that is the management of systemic right ventricular failure in these patients. Tim, you were so helpful in looking at this paper as well. Could you share some of your thoughts?   Timothy: Well, this is a somewhat unique situation where a patient with this condition, congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries may go through early life, in fact may end up as a young adult before this particular condition is identified because if there is no shunting or no cause for cyanosis and heart murmurs and so on early on, the circulations seem to work pretty well until the poorly prepared right ventricle which is the systemic ventricle, starts to fail after years of work carrying the systemic circulation and that is really the focus of the paper. There's been a lot of work and publications and attention to transposition syndromes but this particular one is a condition that may be first encountered by adult heart failure cardiologist who have not had this kind of exposure to congenital heart disease. It's a particularly apt paper to bring this condition to our attention and to demonstrate that really it's the adult heart failure cardiologist who may be managing these patients in their late 20's or 30's, when that systemic right ventricle fails because of a lack of formation to manage the systemic circulation.   Carolyn: Exactly. Written by a group that has one of the most robust experiences in this field, so that also brings to mind another state of the art article in the issue that refers to the hypoplastic left heart syndrome and though it's entitled that and people may think it's rare, I think it's increasingly being seen in the adult cardiology world as well. You want to comment on that one?   Timothy: That actually is one of the main points of this paper that this very, very difficult condition of hypoplastic left heart syndrome that requires staged operations beginning in the neonatal period has now reached the state of surgical accomplishment in medical management where many of these young children are surviving into young adulthood. Albeit, with having had two, or three, or four operations. In a community like ours here in Delaware, where pediatric patients transition to adult services and adult cardiologist sometime around their 20's, it's really important for the entire cardiology community to be aware of what has happened in terms of the successful staged treatment of children with hypoplastic left heart syndrome and that is brought out very nicely by the three authors who look at various accomplishments and different techniques for managing these staged repairs. It is very amazing to someone who has been observing this field for sometime as I have, that many of these children are in fact surviving into young adulthood and will require comprehensive cardiovascular treatment, not just by neonatal specialist but by specialist in adult congenital heart disease.   Carolyn: Exactly, which is why such a timely state of the art articles both of them for this issue. There is another state of the art article that you were handling, Tim, "The Surgical Management of Infective Endocarditis Complicated by Embolic Stroke", now that's an important topic.   Timothy: Absolutely, as we know up to a half or more of patients with infective endocarditis primarily on their left sided heart valves will have cerebral embolic problems and it has really been a dilemma for many of us in terms of optimal timing for the cardiac surgery with respect to the existence of cerebral injury from the embolism, from hemorrhage that may occur, from hemorrhage that may be exacerbated by placing the patient on the heart-lung machine, etc, and this paper really takes an extremely comprehensive, careful and judicious look at all of the evidence that has emerged and it has been a confusing field of evidence as to how to best optimally manage these patients with cerebral involvement from infective endocarditis.     I think this paper is going to have a big impact. It appears that there are a couple of messages that I took away from this paper. Number one, we really need to use the full panoply of diagnostic opportunities or diagnostic test for characterizing the nature and the extent of the cerebral involvement in these patients and then perhaps even more important, we need to convene what the authors called the infective endocarditis team and that has to include not just the surgeon, the cardiologist and the infectious disease specialist but also the neurologist, the neuro-interventional specialist, the neurosurgeon and so on because all of these specialist need to contribute to the assessment and choosing the optimal timing for these patients.     That is the central message of the paper. The authors also suggest that we may be getting to the point where we need to update and make sure that the guidelines that we're using are in fact current. Current in the sense that the experience now with advance imaging and with more aggressive management of the neurological or cerebral issues really need to be factored into how best to handle these patients, but I think this paper is going to have a big impact, it's very well written and very thorough.   Carolyn: I agree. In fact all the content we just discussed is just so rich. Congratulations on such a beautiful issue. Marc, do you have any last highlights you'd like our audience to hear about?   Marc: I'd like to also mention two other original research papers that will be featured in the surgery themed issue. One, in keeping with the congenital theme that we had talked about is about the modified [Straun's 00:19:08] procedure for palliation of severe Ebstein's anomaly and this is a series actually from Professor [Straun 00:19:16] himself mostly originating from Children's Hospital Los Angeles and essentially, the series here is that of 27 patients about equal in gender distribution who were operated at seven days of life, between 1989 and 2015.     It's very interesting that patients did well, the survival at ten years is 76% and most of them have undergone successful Fontan completion. I think this is a very important paper not only because it is an extremely vexing and difficult problem to deal with Esbtein's anomaly but it comes from the innovator of the operation himself with his team and it provides much needed data regarding the long term outcomes of these children with this very difficult solution. I think this will be of great interest and also as we commented before veering into the world of adult cardiology as well, because fortunately most of these patients survive into adulthood.     The other paper I wanted to touch upon which is also an original research paper that will be in this themed issue, is a paper from the CTSN Group looking at the impact of left ventricular to mitral valve are being mismatched on recurrent ischemic MR after ring annuloplasty and this paper used the free innovative and interesting methods. As some of you may know, there were two large files recently that were conducted by the CTSN looking at either moderate MR at the time of coronary artery bypass grafting or at severe ischemic mitral regurgitation. The randomizations were different when the moderate MR was CABG lone versus CABG post mitral valve repair and the severe MR was mitral valve repair versus mitral valve replacement.     These studies have led to interesting conclusions that several will know about but what's been interesting in the current study is that they have gathered all patients who underwent mitral valve repair from both studies, original randomized trials and they ended up with about 214 patients who underwent mitral valve repair. The others had moderate or severe MR and basically the point of this study is to look at predictors of failure of mitral valve repair and this is an extremely relevant problem, not only for the cardiac surgical community I would venture, but also for heart failure community and for JV General cardiology community. What the others found is that the most important predictor of recurrent mitral regurgitation after mitral valve repair was something called the left ventricular and systolic diameter to ring size ratio and they provide an algorithm which will have to be tested clinically with regards to whether it is applicable and indeed changes outcome, but this is a very important discovery in the field of ischemic MR and enabling us to hopefully better understand and improve outcomes for patients with this very difficult problem.   Carolyn: I agree. Thank you so much, Marc and Tim for this most insightful discussion. Thank you very much and to the listeners out there, don't forget you've been listening to Circulation on the Run. Join us next next week for more highlights and features.    

  • SPOS #368 - Comedian Marc Maron Talks Podcasting And Building An Audience

    · Six Pixels of Separation - Marketing and Communications Insights - By Mitch Joel at Mirum

    Welcome to episode #368 of Six Pixels Of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast. This is a big week for Montreal. We have the Just For Laughs comedy festival in town (full disclosure: Twist Image built the Just For Laughs website). It's the place where anybody and everybody involved in the business of comedy converge on this city for galas, one-off shows and parties. In the past few years, comedy has latched on to new media in a big way. From comedians using Twitter to connect more directly to the wild success of Funny or Die. We have seen comedians like Louis CK leverage new media to truly build a direct relationship with his fans, to celebrities like Joan Rivers (In Bed With Joan) and Jerry Seinfeld (Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee) turning to Web-only programs. I think that Marc Maron is to thank for a lot of what we're seeing these comedians do. Since 2009, he has been producing his podcast, WTF With Marc Maron. The show is produced twice a week and features in-depth conversations with comedians and other entertainers that deep dives into their craft and life. He's had a who's who of the industry join him. The success of his podcast has furthered his stand-up comedy career, led to a bestselling second book, Attempting Normal, and his TV show, Maron (broadcasted on IFC) just got picked up for another season. I sat down with Maron, this past Friday (prior to a live recording of his own, WTF With Marc Maron). Enjoy the conversation... Here it is: Six Pixels Of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast - Episode #368 - Host: Mitch Joel. Running time: 37:45. Please send in questions, comments, suggestions - Hello from Beautiful Montreal. Subscribe over at iTunes. Please visit and leave comments on the Blog - Six Pixels of Separation. Feel free to connect to me directly on Facebook here: Mitch Joel on Facebook. or you can connect on LinkedIn. ...or on twitter.  Six Pixels of Separation the book is now available. CTRL ALT Delete is now available too! In conversation with Marc Maron. WTF With Marc Maron. Attempting Normal. Maron. Follow Marc on Twitter. This week's music: David Usher 'St. Lawrence River'. Get David's song for free here: Artists For Amnesty. Download the Podcast here: Six Pixels Of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast - Episode #368 - Host: Mitch Joel. Tags: advertising podcast attempting normal blog blogging brand business book business podcast comedians in cars getting coffee david usher digital marketing facebook funny or die ifc in bed with joan rivers itunes jerry seinfeld joan rivers just for laughs louis ck marc maron marketing podcast maron podcast podcasting twitter wtf with marc maron

  • Best Irish Drinking Songs for St. Patrick's Day... #110

    · 00:34:05 · PUB SONGS PODCAST with Marc Gunn

    The polls open up tomorrow. Whichever candidate you support, go vote for them. The political system only works when we are active participants in it. This show features some great pub songs from my upcoming CD "Not Every Day Is St. Patrick's Day". Whether your candidate wins or loses, it's the perfect music to celebrate or drown your sorrow. News: Vote for the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast in the Podcast Awards Cast Your Vote in the U.S. Elections Why vote? The marketing dynamics of apathy by Seth Godin Are You Willing to Host a House Concert in 2013 in Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, or North Florida? Want me to come play for you? Make a demand on Eventful. Preview St. Patrick's Day Hobbit Music on Sale New Hobbit Drinking Songs Sheet Music Become an Official Gunn Runner Upcoming shows: All Six Weekends of Louisiana Renaissance Festival, Hammond, LAShow times at 10:45am and 3:00pm Non-Profit Feature: Arkansas Celtic Music Society The ACMS is dedicated to supporting Celtic music in central Arkansas (and beyond). We have three missions:1. To organize regular "sessions" where Celtic performers can gather to play, sing, or dance. Other people may simply attend to experience Celtic music in its most traditional setting, the seisun.2. To arrange and promote concerts by well-known Celtic performers.3. To announce and promote other events in the area, which would be of interest to fans of Celtic music.   Music: "Whiskey in the Jar" by Marc Gunnfrom Not Every Day Is St. Patrick's Day "Nancy Whiskey" by Marc Gunnfrom Not Every Day Is St. Patrick's Day "Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye" by Gunns & Drums "Old Fenian Gun" by Marc Gunnfrom Not Every Day Is St. Patrick's Day "Arthur McBride" by Marc Gunnfrom Not Every Day Is St. Patrick's Day "Old Dun Cow" by Marc Gunnfrom Not Every Day Is St. Patrick's Day 4 Ways to Support the Pub Songs Podcast If this show entertained, you can return the favor after listening to each show: Buy Marc a Pint at, Buy one of Marc Gunn's CDs, Follow the links above to order music on CD Baby, or Click this link to buy anything on amazon.

  • The Entrepreneurial Journey with Marc Pitman

    · 00:34:33 · Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do

    Concord Leadership Group founder Marc A. Pitman helps leaders, especially in nonprofits, lead their teams with more effectiveness and less stress. He’s the author of “Ask Without Fear!®,” the executive director of, and an Advisory Panel member of Rogare, a prestigious international fundraising think tank. Marc’s expertise and enthusiasm engages audiences around the world and has caught the attention of media organizations as diverse as The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Al Jazeera, SUCCESS Magazine, and Fox News. Marc tweets regularly at @marcapitman. He is the husband to his best friend and the father of three amazing kids. And if you drive by him on the road, he’ll be singing 80’s tunes loud enough to embarrass his family! Over the past 16 years, Marc’s organizational and leadership coaching and trainings have helped tens of thousands of nonprofits advance their missions, meet revenue goals, and improve the lives of their staff and supporters including clients like the Maine Public Broadcasting Network, Georgetown University, In Defense of Animals, Habitat for Humanity, and the Association of the U.S. Army. Marc’s first move toward leadership coaching in nonprofits began in 1997 in his first fundraising position. At the time, he was coached by his boss, a skilled fundraiser, through asking for major gifts in a final phase of a multimillion dollar campaign. Coaching quickly helped Marc get comfortable with asking for large gifts and keeping the relationships with donors long after the campaign was over. In the early 2000’s, Marc was promoted to a leading role in a development office. But as is typical in nonprofits, his new position required him to still meet the goals of his previous position. So he engaged a leadership coach to help meet the sometimes conflicting demands that were arising. Leadership coaching helped him identify and leverage his core talents, better understand the people he worked with, and shape the fundraising work to shape goals in concert with his strengths and the strengths of his team. He found his stress levels went down even as his professional effectiveness increased. Throughout the next decade, Marc amassed experience in working with boards, creating internal systems, and running all aspects of fundraising programs including annual funds, grants, planned giving programs, alumni relations, and special events. He also ran or worked in a dozen capital campaigns. As the leader of fundraising for a community hospital, he became involved with internal coaching as he helped shape the hospital’s “Leadership Institute,” their leadership development program for employees. There he helped assessed the needs of managers and their staff’s, hired trainers, and created action plans to ensure the ROI of the trainings. Marc received a Masters of Organizational Leadership, culminating with a staff retention benchmark study entitled “Faculty Retention on a Shoestring” to help independent schools retain key faculty members. He became a Certified FranklinCovey Coach, started, wrote the first book in the Ask Without Fear!® series, and started giving on-demand training at TheNonprofitAcademy,com. Throughout the decade, he strove to get the best leadership and fundraising training to all nonprofits, whatever the size of their professional development budget Over the years, Marc has coached leaders from organizations with less than $100,000 in revenue to those with over $200 million in revenue. He’s trained the top major gift officers of national and international organizations like Habitat for Humanity International, Georgetown University, and KLOVE/Air 1. And he has coached new nonprofit CEOs who were transitioning into leadership roles either from the private sector or as a hire from within the nonprofit sector. Marc is regularly sought out by broadcast and print media to speak about leadership and philanthropy and he travels around the world speaking to teams and keynoting at conferences.

  • 282: Marc Anthony and Tony Ryan – How you can transition into the luxury wedding market

    · 00:34:58 · The Business of Photography - Sprouting Photographer Podcast

    Episode #282 of the podcast features an interview with Marc Anthony and Tony Ryan. Discussion topics: Transitioning markets, alienating clients, throwing out assumptions, expectations and reputation. The post 282: Marc Anthony and Tony Ryan – How you can transition into the luxury wedding market appeared first on Sprouting Photographer - Business Education for the Professional Photographer.

  • Circulation October 31, 2017

    · 00:20:28 · Circulation on the Run

    Dr. Carolyn Lam:               Welcome to Circulation on the Run, your weekly podcast summary and backstage pass to the journal and its editors. I'm Dr. Carolyn Lam, Associate Editor from the National Heart Center and Duke National University of Singapore.                                                 This week's journal is really special. It is the 2017 cardiovascular surgery-themed issue of "Circulation." To summarize this issue, I am so privileged to have the editors, Dr. Marc Ruel from University of Ottawa Heart Institute, as well as Dr. Timothy Gardner from Christiana Care Health System. Welcome gentleman. Dr. Timothy Gardner:     Hello. Dr. Marc Ruel:                   Hi, Carolyn. Glad to be here. Dr. Carolyn Lam:               Thank you for another beautiful themed issue, Marc. I see that there are four general themes within this theme, if I may. The first of which are a collection of papers on coronary disease and coronary surgery. Could you maybe start by giving us an overview of that? Dr. Marc Ruel:                   One of the main topics that have been looked at in the surgical-themed issue this year is coronary surgery. We all know well that 2016, 2017, the academic year was quite fertile in providing new information around coronary surgery, especially with the release of the ART trial had actually scientific sessions of the American Heart Association the last November with simultaneous publication.                                                 Interestingly, the cardiovascular surgical-themed issue has several coronary papers and one that deals with essentially with graft failure, if you will. There's an in-depth review written by Mario Gaudino, who is well known and does fantastic work at Cornell, who essentially put a team together looking at several aspects of coronary graft failure. I guess we can say that these are looked in quite great depth, and they deal with several aspects of what would lead to a coronary bypass graft to fail.                                                 First and foremost, Mario and the team look at the blood components. Then the artery and the native bed itself. Then they focus a lot on the conduit, not only the nature of the conduit being a venous versus arterial conduit, but also the way of storing the conduit prior to performing the bypass. Also, the technique that's used around the use of that conduit.                                                 Finally, I'd say that the review culminates with the patient bioreactor, for lack of a better term, aspect. Endothelial dysfunction in the patient with diabetes, age, gender, hypertension, dyslipidemia, etc., all these things that do act as a significant substrate for the fate of the conduit vessel.                                                 A very unique, I think, first-time, in-depth review that, certainly, the "Circulation" editorial team and reviewers were very excited about. I think this will be quite impactful and provide very, very detailed information for future research and future improvement and fate of the coronary graft conduits. Dr. Carolyn Lam:               And, Dude, I agree. It's the new look at perhaps a classic, old, central surgery, the cardiovascular surgery. Very nice, indeed. Dr. Marc Ruel:                   Precisely, thank you. We also have a couple of important, seminal original papers within the realm of coronary surgery. In fact, these also deal, to some extent, with the fate of conduits and certainly how they work in the patient population in long ago bypass surgery.                                                 One is a randomized control trial, a single center randomized control trial that was performed in South Manchester. It's called the VICO trial, a study comparing vein integrity and clinical outcomes. Essentially, the study looked at open vein harvesting versus two types of endoscopic vein harvesting for coronary artery bypass grafting.                                                 The study was performed at a single center in England with three sound methods, having three groups of 100 patients who were compared with regards to the vein harvest technique. The primary outcome was with regards to actual vein integrity, looking at muscular damage and endothelial function and integrity on microscopy.                                                 Surprisingly and actually quite reassuredly that there were very few differences between endoscopic vein harvest and open vein harvest. Certainly the investigators also looked, as one of their secondary outcomes, at quality of life. It was quality of life that was gained in patients who had endoscopic vein harvest versus those who had open vein harvest.                                                 Overall, there was no difference in major adverse cardiac events. Therefore, showing at least in an internally valid fashion that these investigators at their center could do endoscopic vein harvesting as well as open vein harvesting. Dr. Carolyn Lam:               I know that there are other original research papers, perhaps. Would you like to highlight any of them? Dr. Marc Ruel:                   Yes, for sure. Carolyn, there's also one more coronary surgery paper, which I wanted to highlight and that is the paper entitled, "Does Use of Bilateral Internal Mammary Artery Grafting Reduce Long-Term Risk of Repeat Coronary Revascularization?"                                                 This is a multi-center analysis with first author is Iribarne from Northern New England. Essentially, seven medical centers got together and took about 20 years of consecutive CABGs with a total number of 50,000 operations, or just shy of 50,000 operations.                                                 The median duration of follow-up was 13 years, and these patients were well matched together using a propensity matching scheme. I think this paper and this research is unique and of high impact. Even though it does have shortcomings of not being a randomized control trial, it is very welcome information, especially in light of the recent ART trial, which, as you know, did not show any difference at five years analysis between single and bilateral internal thoracic artery use.                                                 The particularity of the Iribarne paper is that it is a very large data set up with close to 50,000 patients. It is multi-centered, therefore, it is real life. It is a consecutive series. The patients are extremely well matched, and it is remarkable to hear that the patients, in fact, had no difference in mortality until about five years after the operation.                                                 As opposed to many previous series where single versus bilateral internal mammary grafting shows a mortality difference very early on, which always raises the suspicion of poor matching or confounding by indication, if you will, this paper did not have that.                                                 Finally, the follow-up was quite long and at about six years, there was really a mechanistic signal with regards to repeat revascularization events, which seemed to match the difference in late mortality. There was no difference in early and five-year mortality, but afterwards as repeat revascularization events started to occur more frequently in the single mammary group, this was matched by a difference in mortality, as well.                                                 I think a very useful, large, long follow-up mechanistically-based information that I think adds very significantly to the current information we have about bilateral versus single mammary use. Dr. Carolyn Lam:               Thank you, Marc. Two original papers, highlighted, dealing with really very important modern controversies in this area. Open vein versus endoscopic vein harvesting, single versus bilateral mammary artery bypass. Excellent.                                                 Let's move on now to the next sub-theme, if you will. And that is the collection of papers on "Adult Congenital Heart Conditions," really, really an increasingly important and growing population that we're seeing. Tim, would you like to summarize maybe some of the highlights of the papers there? Dr. Timothy Gardner:     The first paper, as you point out, is focused on adult patients with repaired tetralogy of Fallot. This series came from the UK and it examines the course of almost 60 patients, at a mean age of 35 years following a repair of tetralogy as infants or young children, developed right heart failure and required pulmonary valve replacement.                                                 This is a common scenario that we're seeing, successfully repaired children who appear to do well but as they get into their late 20s and 30s, their pulmonary valve function, which is often inadequate or not even present valve, require an intervention.                                                 The important learning here is that pulmonary valve replacement, either surgically or by catheter technique, was shown to be highly effective in salvaging right ventricular function. That is based on imaging studies as well as hemodynamic studies of right ventricular function. There was an almost, in this group of patients, almost an immediate reverse remodeling of the right ventricle after placement of the valve, that continued to improve over time.                                                 This was, I think, quite reassuring. There, historically, was a bit of a reluctance to operate on these patients as their right heart was failing, despite the fact that without some intervention to take the volume load off of the RV, the patients didn't do well. This is good news for an important group of patients who we are all seeing, who oftentimes present to the adult cardiologist because of this right ventricular failure problem. A nice, reassuring study.                                                 Actually, the other two congenital papers are, again, focused on the infant. They both deal with the infant with hypoplastic left heart syndrome or single ventricle pathology. The first paper seems sort of specialized in terms of its focus, "The Optimal Timing of Stage-2-Palliation for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome." This was a report from the NIH Pediatric Heart Network. They had a single ventricle reconstruction trial.                                                 This network is comprised of about 10 North American centers, both in the U.S. and Canada and has provided excellent data about the management of pediatric heart disease but, in particular, the single ventricle trial has been excellent.                                                 In this particular paper, they look at the optimal timing for stage-2 repair. Just to remind ourselves, the first part of the three-stage treatment for hypoplastic left heart syndrome is the Norwood procedure, which has to be done shortly after birth, as the patent ductus arteriosus closes and converts, essentially, the single right ventricle into the systemic ventricle.                                                 The stage-2 comes along, usually done with a Glenn-type of shunt, increases pulmonary blood flow and stabilizes these infants until they can reach the age for, and the heart function for definitive repair. This has been a particularly difficult problem for the congenital heart surgeons. What is the optimal timing?                                                 This study, which involved over 400 patients, identified optimal timing for the second stage between three and six months after the Norwood. I think this was very reassuring, is reassuring or supportive for the congenital heart community in terms of both patients and also good evidence base that a delay of three to six months does, in fact, produce the best transplant-free survival.                                                 In fact, the other aspect of this observation was that infants who developed the need for another second stage operation sooner than that did not do well, and the reasons for the required earlier surgery could be failure of the initial operation or additional anatomic risk factors. But this, I think, was an important, large series, multi-center study that will prove to be very helpful in sorting out this complex timing of a three-stage repair.                                                 Just to comment, again, for readers who don't deal with infant congenital heart treatments very often, there's been a remarkable amount of success over the last two decades in salvaging and saving these very difficult infants with the hypoplastic left heart syndrome. In fact, an additional paper in this surgery-themed issue, comes from the UK and is, in fact, a report on the findings from the UK-wide audit of the treatment of infants with hypoplastic left heart syndrome.                                                 In fact, their findings, in this sort of real world, not in the Pediatric Heart Network trial group, is very similar. They found that infants who got to the second stage without additional refinement of the initial Norwood procedure and were able to be successfully treated with a Glenn shunt somewhere in the four-to-six-month age range, did well. They actually made the point that the anatomy was more of a determinant than anything else.                                                 I think that this particular review will reinforce what the congenital heart surgeons have learned about optimal timing for this three-stage treatment of what previously were unreconstructable children. Dr. Carolyn Lam:               Thank you so much, Tim. Isn't it wonderful the way papers come in and they're actually complementary and consistent with one another. We're just so lucky to be publishing all of these great, high-quality, impactful papers in "Circulation."                                                 Moving on, the next paper actually reminds us why this is a cardiovascular surgery-themed issue and not just a cardiac surgery-themed issue. Didn't we just say that earlier, Marc? This one is on abdominal aortic aneurysm treatment. A population-based landscape of this. Could you tell us a little bit more about that one? Dr. Marc Ruel:                   Absolutely. Carolyn, you're entirely right. We must remember that "Circulation" is also about peripheral vascular disease, saying this earlier, or cardiovascular surgery and anesthesia consult also when it encompasses vascular surgery. Precisely to that effect, one of the papers in our cardiovascular surgical-themed issue is a landscape population based analysis from Finland that looks at the incidence of abdominal aortic aneurysm between the years of 2000 and 2014.                                                 Finland has a population of about 5.5 million and remarkably has a very circumscribed healthcare system. They do not have an organized system of AAA care as some other countries have shown to have and potentially benefit from, but rather they have a treatment of this condition at several institutions, many of which may not be high volume.                                                 I think the paper is remarkable is that it is very well nested in terms of a population. It provides a comprehensive landscape of where this condition has evolved to over the last few years. Obviously, we see in the results from the authors that the mortality has decreased quite a bit, but also the incidence, probably as a result of better control of risk factors. And also the incidence of rupture outside the hospital.                                                 One thing that came out of this paper, as well, is a potential cohort of the benefits gained from developing an organized system of AAA care, from the reason that the mortality of AAA rupture in Finland was still quite high, despite this being a modern series. In fact, when you include ruptures, before arrival to hospital and at arrival to hospital, the overall mortality was almost 80% for ruptured AAA.                                                 Perhaps one message that comes out of this is that there may be a benefit in having specialized centers dealing with these conditions, especially as they are in the process of rupturing. One last observation was, obviously, the increasingly prevailing role of endoscopic vascular repair in the treatment of this condition, which, in fact, has now surpassed open repair as the dominant method of elective repair.                                                 I think, overall, a very comprehensive, well-nested, country-wide with good follow-up landscape of the AAA condition in a country that has essentially a similar socioeconomic status to much of the western world. Therefore, with external generalized ability to some extent. Dr. Carolyn Lam:               Exactly, and contemporary data. I really enjoyed that you paired those with an excellent editorial, as well. Finally, before we wrap this up, I have to ask Tim to comment on this next paper, and it's on ventricular assist device malfunctions, I love the title, "It's More Than Just The Pump." Of course, as a heart failure physician, this one's very close to my heart. Forgive the pun. But, Tim, could you tell us about that? Dr. Timothy Gardner:     This paper comes from the University of Pittsburgh and their artificial heart program. Robert Kormos is the first author and he's been one of the stalwart leaders in the use of LVADs and other pump devices. He reports on their experience with over 200 both HeartMate and HeartWare ventricular assist devices.                                                 It was interesting when we reviewed this paper by the editors, there was some thought that maybe this was a little too engineering focused and so on, but I think the point of the paper is that, as they say in the very first line in their report, reports of LVAD malfunction had focused on pump thrombosis.                                                 But they point out very appropriately that, in fact, controller failure, battery failure, cable failure and other causes of device failure, which can be critical and life threatening and so on, are engineering issues. It reminds us that when we're managing this difficult group of patients, and we're seeing many more patients today with getting LVADs than 10 or 20 years ago, we need to have the bioengineering abilities and resources available.                                                 Even the surgeon and the critical care physician who is dealing with these patients either has to acquire this kind of knowledge or capacity himself or herself, or needs to have a good bioengineer nearby.                                                 What's interesting, I think, that all of us define that these mechanical failures were more common in this pretty big experience than what we've more clinically worried about, which was thrombosis of the pump. Dr. Carolyn Lam:               Exactly. That's so wonderful. And you know it just leads me to really thank you both, Marc and Tim, for this extraordinarily excellent selection of original research, state-of-the-art and perspective articles and editorials on congenital, coronary, vascular and heart failure surgery. This really appeals not just to the cardiovascular surgeons but really to the vast readership of "Circulation."                                                 Thank you for a wonderful themed issue and thank you for this great podcast. Dr. Timothy Gardner:     Well, thank you. Dr. Marc Ruel:                   Thank you very much, Carolyn. Dr. Carolyn Lam:               Listeners, don't forget to tune in again next week.

  • Marc Faber on the Wealth Gap, the Economic Impact of Technology, the Rise of Populism, and the Prospects for War in Asia

    · 00:53:57 · Hidden Forces

    In this Market Forces segment of Hidden Forces, Demetri Kofinas speaks with the investor, commentator, and editor of the Gloom, Boom, and Doom Report, Marc Faber. Though Dr. Faber has been dubbed "Dr. Doom," by the financial press, he is perhaps most famous for his very accurate timing of the US stock market bottom in March 2009. A veteran of the financial industry, Dr. Faber worked during the 1970's for White Weld & Company Limited in New York City, Zurich, and Hong Kong. He moved to Hong Kong in 1973. He was a managing director at Drexel Burnham Lambert Ltd Hong Kong from the beginning of 1978 until 1990. In 1990, he set up his own business, Marc Faber Limited, acting as an investment advisor and fund manager. Marc Faber now resides in Chiang Mai, Thailand, though he keeps a small office in Hong Kong. In this nearly hour-long conversation, Marc Faber speaks with Demetri Kofinas about the growing wealth and income disparity across the world, with particular emphasis on the United States. They examine the role that central bank policy, government bailouts, and ultra-low interest rates have played in exacerbating this trend towards inequality and financial system instability. The two discuss Uber, where Demetri draws a parallel between the technology company’s practice of subsidizing its customers at the expense of its investors to the practice of Asian savers subsidizing American consumers during the 2000's housing boom. Marc Faber expresses a negative outlook for the US dollar in the near-term, taking a strongly bearish view of equities, in particular, the FANG stocks (Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, and Google). He believes that the Federal Reserve, rather than succeed in its efforts to shrink its balance sheet, will be overcome by deflationary events in the market and forced to begin expanding its balance sheet once again. Marc Faber believes that western central banks will look to buy more than just government bonds, CDOs, and government-backed mortgages. He is of the mind that just as the Bank of Japan has come to own two-thirds of the ETF market in Japan, so too can western central banks. Indeed, Marc Faber believes that central banks will do whatever they need to do in order to prevent the financial system from collapsing, and this means “printing more money.” Demetri Kofinas also ask Marc Faber about Bitcoin, and what his views are on cryptocurrencies. Marc also gives his views on gold, structural demographics, populism, and the potential for war in Asia. The two end their conversation with best Marc Faber’s investment advice for anyone looking to navigate the ensuing years of financial turmoil and market volatility. Producer & Host: Demetri Kofinas Editor: Stylianos Nicolaou Join the conversation on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at @hiddenforcespod

  • Funny Irish Drinking Songs #98

    · 00:40:59 · PUB SONGS PODCAST with Marc Gunn

    This week in the pub, Marc shares some funny Irish drinking songs, both traditional and the bizarre, but all hilarious! Exciting news for the Pub Songs Podcast Irish & Celtic Music Podcast - Best Celtic Music of 2011 Best Funny Irish Drinking Songs Why drinking songs? see Irish Drinking Songs Newly Updated Celtic Music CD Store Marc Gunn YouTube Videos and Irish Song Lyrics Shows booked for the Spring New monthly schedule   This Week's Pub Songs "Finnegan's Wake" by Marc Gunnfrom Irish Drinking Songs: The Cat Lover's Companion "Isn't It Grand, Boys" by Marc Gunnfrom Happy Songs of Death "The Cat Came Back... Cat's Perspective (parody: The Moonshiner)" by Marc Gunn & The Dubliners' Tabby Catsfrom Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers "Beer, Beer, Beer" by Marc Gunnfrom Kilted For Her Pleasure "The Leprechaun" by Marc Gunnfrom Soul of Harper "A Drop of Reever Blood" by Bedlam Bards & Marc Gunnfrom Firefly Drinking Songs   4 Ways to Support the Pub Songs Podcast If this show entertained, you can return the favor after listening to each show: Buy Marc a Pint at, Buy one of Marc Gunn's CDs, Follow the links above to order music on  CD Baby, or Click this link to buy anything on amazon.

  • Marc Ducret en concert à Radio-France pour A l'improviste

    · 00:59:58 · A l'improviste

    durée : 00:59:58 - A l'improviste - par : Anne Montaron - * **Prochain enregistrement public "A l'improviste"** **Lundi 13 mars à 19h au studio 106 de Radio France :** **Solo : Frédéric Le Junter (chansons et « homemade » instruments)** **Trio : Thomas Lehn (synthétiseur analogique), Roger Turner (batterie) et Xavier Charles (clarinette)** **Réservation obligatoire sur le site des [émissions publiques]( de Radio France** _\*Emission du jour en direct du studio 143 de Radio\-France : Solo [Marc Ducret](, guitares Concert enregistré en public le 30 janvier 2017 à Radio France \*_ _\*La vidéo du concert : \*_ {% embed dailymotion x5adyq8 %} Le solo est une mise à nu ! **Marc Ducret** répond à ce défi par un tissage subtile entre improvisation et écriture, mais une écriture intériorisée au point de prendre les apparences de l’impromptu. C’est un disque qui m’a donné envie d’inviter **Marc Ducret** dans A l’Improviste : le quatrième volume de la série _Tower_ paru sur le label [**Ayler Records**]( La richesse de cet album solo, joué à la seule guitare acoustique, m’a semblée précieuse et unique : intense fragilité, mêlée à un sens sûr du développement des idées musicales. Lors de son solo à la radio, devant un public venu très nombreux, **Marc Ducret** une fois encore s’est exposé à la mise à nu du solo, beaucoup plus périlleuse pour lui quand il est sur scène qu’au disque. Car **Marc Ducret** nous parle ce soir du trac irrépressible qui le traverse lorsqu’il doit jouer seul sur scène. **Marc Ducret** est un bosseur ! Il a mis en place chez lui et pour lui seul un nouveau programme solo qu’il tarde à expérimenter sur scène pour la même raison, celle du vertige qui le saisit quand il est seul sur scène ! {% image 8806b68d-12f3-43e9-8b56-f999f357de1b %} Ecoutons\-le aujourd’hui dans deux improvisations au souffle long. La première est un long prélude, dans lequel le guitariste est en terrain connu. C’est une mise en confiance, une relation d’intimité entre le musicien et son instrument grâce à laquelle il osera s’aventurer plus loin. Dans la deuxième improvisation, **Marc Ducret** s’expose à quelque chose de neuf ou presque : il joue le jeu de cette émission et expérimente. Il se déplace sur la scène de notre studio et vient s’asseoir derrière une guitare sur table environnée d’accessoires. Là, il laisse surgir d’autres textures sonores. De ces matières « neuves » surgissent des lambeaux d’un texte de [_Dans le Labyrinthe_]( de **Robbe\- Grillet**. Le pouls de la langue et le pouls de la musique ne forment plus qu’un. **Marc Ducret** on le sait est un lecteur passionné. La littérature le nourrit et nourrit sa musique. Il s’est aperçu que les mots le menaient vers une autre manière de phraser la musique, et qu’un sens nouveau surgissait dans les sons, lorsque les mots étaient là… * **Annonce :** **[Workshop]( improvisation\-composition avec Joëlle Léandre** **du 20 au 24 mars 2017 \- Studio Akuarium au Pré Saint Gervais** **Renseignements :** - réalisé par : Françoise Cordey

  • Science Fiction Convention Music for 2017 #149

    · 00:35:20 · PUB SONGS PODCAST with Marc Gunn

    This show is dedicated to the music of science fiction conventions. I have quite a lot of it. If you love cons as much as I do, I think you'll enjoy this episode of Marc Gunn radio. Over the years, I have found science fiction conventions to be my ideal musical venue. All the Rennies who are working at Renaissance festivals attend my shows. All the geeks as well as the Celts who love geeky things are there. That's why I continue to book shows at cons. Get 5 Free MP3s when at Pub Talk Sci Fi Convention Bookings in 2017: Huntsville Comic & Pop Culture Expo, InConjunction Guest of Honor. Still waiting to hear from AnachroCon, GenCon, DragonCon, but I'm hopeful. Past Guest of Honors: MidSouthCon, I-Con Science Fiction Convention (March 17-19th), MileHiCon, ShadowCon Rie Sheridan Rose Who's Playing the Pub Today 2:09 "A Drop of Vulcan Blood" by Marc Gunn from Kilted For Her Pleasure 5:32 "Keep Them Soaring" by Marc Gunn from Pirates vs. Dragons 8:40 "It's Good To Have Jayne On Your Side" by Bedlam Bards & Marc Gunn from Firefly Drinking Songs 12:25 "Gollum Blues" by Marc Gunn from What Color Is Your Dragon? 16:19 "Exclamations" by Brobdingnagian Bards from Brobdingnagian Fairy Tales 18:51 "The Mining Ship the Red Dwarf" by Marc Gunn & The Dubliners Tabby Cats from Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers 21:48 "The Ring of Hope" by Marc Gunn from Don't Go Drinking With Hobbits 25:52 "Reavers, Malcolm, Reavers" by Marc Gunn from Sci Fi Drinking Songs 30:31 "Pirates vs. Dragons" by Marc Gunn from Pirates vs. Dragons The Pub Songs Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. If you enjoyed this episode, please support the musicians who support this podcast, buy their CDs, then share the show. Special thanks to all of my Gunn Runners on Patreon. They pledge $1 or more per month to support my music. As a patron, you'll get free music downloads, early versions of songs and lyrics, behind-the-scenes podcasts, and first look at new videos. Find details on Patreon at Finally, how would you like 5 of my most-popular MP3s? Plus weekly updates of what's new. Sign up at