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McCanners of New York | 83rd Edition

McCanners of New York | 83rd Edition

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How long have you been at McCann and what do you do here?

I am a Maker, aka content creator, aka swiss army knife of production. I just hit my two year full time anniversary!

What do you do when you’re not working?

I watch movies and listen to lots of music. I also have a knack for building things, and love DIY just about anything (fits the job description I know). 

What would your DJ name be?

DJ-PBNJ (cause’ I’m allergic to peanuts!)

Have you ever cut your own hair?

I did once when I was in grade school… the image of my mom yelling at me has not left me since.

If you were to open a bar, what would you call it? 

I dunno… Bar Mitzvah? 

Favorite desert

Anything with apples in it. Probably pie á la mode. I like the classics what can I say.

Favorite smell

Coffee Beans

Last thing you Googled

How many light years in a parsec? …don’t ask

What's your favorite scary movie? 

I don’t like picking favorites, so here’s 3 that I love!

Suspiria

Let The Right One In

28 days Later

First ever job? 

Packing boxes and maintaining inventory at a sunglasses warehouse. Funny enough I also had to do product shots, long before I was interested in photography. 

What was your first ever concert?

Red Hot Chili Peppers, my dad took me in 4th grade. I got beer spilled on me by some drunk guy and cried.

What movie makes you cry? 

Up. Duh.

Name 3 things on your bucket list

1)       Sleep under the Northern Lights

2)       Have a coffee with Keanu Reeves

3)       Ride a horse through a drive-thru

Who are your creative heroes?

Jim Jarmusch 

Berenice Abbott

Tom Waits

David Bowie

Imogen Cunningham

Chavela Vargas

Kurt Vonnegut

Gregory Crewdson

Donald Glover (WHAT CAN’T HE DO!)

How many are we allowed? Cause I can keep going.

Current song on repeat?

California – Childish Gambino

Come Along – Cosmo Sheldrake

Favorite quote?

“Two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I am not yet completely sure about the universe.” – Albert Einstein

Two truths one lie?

I’m a middle child. I can solve 3 types of Rubik’s Cube. I love writing Yelp reviews.

Go to Karaoke song?

I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor

The whole room joins in by the time the first chorus hits. Without fail.

 What was the weirdest prank call that you have made?

I once video chatted Andy Milonakis after finding his screen name online. I was probably 12 years old. He answered, and we kinda just stared at each other for a few seconds before he said “Who are you? Leave me alone please” and hung up. I don’t know what I expected… 

Iced coffee or hot coffee? From where?

Iced year round, unless I’m at a diner, then hot for the unlimited refills.

What was the last picture you took on your phone?

I’ve been sick in bed the past few days… But the company is great!

What would be your last meal?

Probably just a 5lb bag of sour patch kids.

Which talent would you most like to have?

Polyphonic Overtone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vC9Qh709gas

 What is a piece of information people would be surprised to hear about you?

I went to school/lived on a chicken farm at the top of a mountain in Israel for a year after high school.

 Who is the most glamorous person you have ever met?

Tilda Swinton. She was in a full-length pea coat in the middle of summer, I told her I love her work and she said “thanks love.” I was gushing and blushing for hours.

Pick two celebrities to be your parents.

Tom Waits and Nina Simone

 Favorite Instagram account you think everyone should follow.

@ChicoJefferson, a great artist who is always posting really cool clips from old British Paté documentaries.

And @k.henry obviously. 

 If you could have drinks with 3 people dead or alive, who would it be?

Can I pick Sinatra for all 3? Though I doubt I’d be able to keep up with him.

 Name one song that would be on the soundtrack to your life?

Worse Things Have Happened – James Wallace & The Naked Light

Celebrity doppelgänger?

Steve Buscemi? You tell me…

*If you are interested in being featured or want to nominate someone, please reach out to Katie Henry (katie.henry@mccannxbc.com)

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