[Full episode] Fran Lebowitz, Patrick Watson, Sandra Niemi
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Author, public speaker and humourist Fran Lebowitz talks about her decades-long writer's block, New York in the 1970s and why she chooses to live a virtually technology-free lifestyle. Montreal singer-songwriter Patrick Watson performs a few songs from his latest album, Wave, which was inspired by a long spell of melancholia. Glamour Ghoul author Sandra Niemi reveals details about the life and legacy of her late aunt Maila Nurmi, a.k.a Vampira, Hollywood’s original goth.
Pod favorite Patrick Watson joined to discuss the nativity of VP nominee Kamala Harris. Along with a lively conversation about how the year's transits are hitting Harris' chart up-to and after the election, Patrick spent extensive time discussing Kamala's zodiacal releasing. The show includes a conversation about the astrology of the VP debate and a POTUS prediction from Mr. Watson. Find Patrick: https://patrickwatsonastrology.com/ and on twitter @pwatsonastro
This week’s show features Canadian singer-songwriter Patrick Watson, as he makes his first visit to eTown. Patrick grew up in Montreal and has some of the art-music sensibilities that remind us of Rufus Wainwright or Gregory Alan Isakov. Also joining us is another Canadian singer-songwriter and eTown veteran, Basia Bulat. This is her second eTown, and she’ll be sharing songs from her upcoming album that’s produced by My Morning Jacket’s Jim James. We’ll also have an inspiring conversation with an eChievement Award winner who is helping unemployed coal miners in West Virginia find meaningful work and income so they can support their families. Watch videos from this show and others at: eTown
Luc Dionne raconte l'importance du Festival de Cannes pour lui; Patrick Watson parle de sa participation au Studio Fest, le festival en ligne d'ICI Musique qui se déroulera le dimanche 17 mai; et Clémence DesRochers se souvient de Renée Claude, décédée cette semaine à 80 ans de la COVID-19.
FaceCulture: Giving You The People Behind The Music
I had interviewed Canadian musician, singer and songwriter Patrick Watson years earlier, in the same hotel, so I knew he would be a interesting and willing talker. When I arrived, however, I realized I had forgotten my research, and the hotel restaurant was so loud that there was no real way to do the interview inside. We had to be creative, so when Patrick spotted a very colorful egg to sit in I knew it was going to be alright. I remembered the gist of what I wanted to ask so we just started talking away, about his new album The Wave, getting run over by bikes in Amsterdam, growing as a songwriter, his admiration for Connan Mockasin, and a lot more. I hope you enjoy this interview as much as I did. By: Robin HignellSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/FaceCulture)
Patrick Watson + The AstroTwins: Starstruck Summit
The AstroTwins, Tali and Ophira Edut, sat down with a diverse group of stargazers to curate their advice for 2020 and beyond — on love, wellness, career, spirituality, global issues and all the things! From traditional horoscopes to Hellenistic astrology to Kabbalah and Human Design, listen to the pivotal prophecies of these cosmic "thought leaders" as they explain the new terrain of 2020. Read more at https://astrostyle.com
Patrick Watson; Unified Comms Journalist to Analyst
Unified Comms Influencers
Patrick Watson is a Research Analyst at Cavell Group specialising on collaboration and customer engagement. He focuses on platforms like Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex Teams, and Slack, but also the CPaaS side of things.Straight off, I asked Patrick if he thought CPaaS was still as hot as it was a few years ago when it hit the Unified Comms market. He said that it is absolutely still growing.As a technophobe myself, I asked if CPaaS was only attractive to developers and engineers. Patrick said it really isn't that anymore. Look at the angle of "what will improve the customer process?" and how do we make a difference to our technology.As with most guests on this podcast, we agreed that the marketing of Unified Comms has been far from customer-friendly in the past. CPaaS was perhaps guilty of this too.CareerPatrick started off at a reseller that was acquired by Chess Telecom where he specialised in networking, rather than Unified Comms. Patrick says he was a pretty terrible salesperson hence leaving for UC Today. When I met Patrick for the first time a few years ago, he introduced himself as a failed football commentator. Rather than commentating on football, at UC Today, he commentated on happenings in the Unified Comms industry.Today, at Cavell Group, he gets to dissect the market, thoroughly analyse the nitty-gritty, and present new findings. Cavell Group also has a good reputation for high social media and broadcast presence so I doubt it's the last time you've seen and heard commentary from Patrick.What is Unified Comms?Patrick says his definition of Unified Comms hasn't changed since moving from journalism to analysis roles. He says Unified Comms is a concept and a philosophy that doesn't exist yet.It would be an interconnect of all different communication mediums. As all the different vendors come at Unified Comms from very different angles, it's difficult to present a fully unified solution. There's usually a key component missing per vendor - even with giants like Microsoft and Cisco.As a result of this, you have silos where vendors operate. Even with high profile vendors like Salesforce, Patrick doesn't think it will be possible for one single vendor to provide full Unified Comms. It will take an amalgamation of different platforms and services to provide the solution.I throw in the new-age question of "What about Slack?" Here, Patrick references how Microsoft Teams have replicated this style of platform and are currently trying to keep up with the number of integrations. Recognising, the integration and API element of Unified Comms is more critical than ever before, Patrick thinks every missing piece of the puzzle could be solved by the API-sation of Unified Comms.Unified Comms ResourcesRather than calling out specific resources, Patrick is a fan of an aggregator. He says if you rely too much on a particular resource, you could swayed by them. Instead, he relies on Twitter, LinkedIn, and the Google News aggregator and Pocket for keeping up with articles on Pocket.You can find Patrick on Twitter and LinkedIn.For more insight into the life of a Unified Comms influencer, make sure you follow the host Dominic Kent on Twitter, subscribe to the podcast on your favourite platform, and visit www.unifiedcommsinfluencers.comMusic: bensounds.comVoiceover: https://www.fiverr.com/jay717★ Support this podcast ★