McCanners of New York | 77th Edition
How long have you been at McCann and what do you do here?
A little over 3 years. I’m a strategist up at m:united.
What would your DJ name be?
$nack Money. My band typically practices on Tuesday evenings and I always get hungry halfway through practice. But I also never carry cash, so I always have to ask the guys in my band for snack money. And it’s just kind of stuck. In a way like... “what song should we play first tonight?” “I don’t know… ask snacks”
Have you ever cut your own hair?
No, but Jacklyn Baillergeon always cuts mine.
Favorite go-to drink?
Yellow cake and ice cream.
Last thing you Googled
“Can you substitute white wine vinegar for red wine vinegar?” YOU CAN!!
First ever job?
Pizzeria in Buffalo. I’m from a small town and there’s one pizzeria, (Cappelli’s--holla!!). My dad was best friends with Mr. Cappelli and he would hire me even if I was too young to get my working papers yet. I quit as soon as I could get legit working papers and began an eight year tenure at the Rite Aid down the street.
Where was the last place you traveled to?
Who are your creative heroes?
Ariel Pink, Jerry Garcia.
Current song on repeat?
Sheer Mag “Expect the Bayonet”
If you could be any age for a week, what age would you be?
22, or however old I was when I first moved to New York. I’d kill to go back to when everything was new and fresh, and had no responsibilities or expectations, but at the time I was just so nervous and unsure of myself.
What are you currently obsessed with?
Ken Burns’ “Vietnam War” documentary series, clothes that are embroidered with fun patterns, Jonathan Franzen.
Iced coffee or hot coffee? From where?
Always hot. From the bodega.
Best piece of advice someone has given you?
Expect nothing of others, expect everything of yourself.
Favorite Instagram account you think everyone should follow.
Honestly, I think my favorite Instagram account is Clickhole. Makes me laugh every single time.
Name one song that would be on the soundtrack to your life?
“Meet Me in the City” by the Babies. It’s so jangly and high energy. Any time I’m running around to go hang out with friends or just running around town, it’s always stuck in my head and makes me hit the pavement even harder. I like New York because we’re always late to wherever we need to be and have a million things to do and we’re just out there doing it. The pace is palpable.
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