Annick Mayer is a Creative Assistant @ SaatchiNY, as well as the co-organizer of our Saatchi Sound Series. For more of her musical musings, head over to her blog or check out Arcade 44, the online magazine where she’s a contributing editor.
WHAT DO YOU DO AT SAATCHI & SAATCHI?
Chase creatives for receipts and other related adventures.
WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST JOB?
Cashier at a “gourmet” grocery store in Brookline, Massachussets. The worst.
WHAT LED YOU ON THE PATH YOU’RE ON TODAY?
Everything and anything.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE AD (ALL TIME OR CURRENTLY)?
My sisters and I memorized this song when we were younger; this made my parents very sad.
Because . . . what?
IF YOU NEVER HAD TO WORK AGAIN, WHAT WOULD YOU WANT TO DO?
Travel, book live shows and write about music. But I would never want to not work.
FAVORITE PLACE YOU’VE BEEN TO?
Argentina. And the best place in the world … Lake Winnipesauke, New Hampshire.
WHAT’S YOUR MOST PRIZED POSSESSION?
A guitar my mum started playing when she was 20.
DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE YOUTUBE VIDEO?
Right now I love this video from a Canadian singer, Grimes, I interviewed her a while ago and she is just a really cool girl.
WHAT’S SOMETHING YOU MAKE REALLY WELL?
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE COLD-WEATHER NYC ACTIVITY?
Drive to New Hampshire.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE LUNCHTIME SPOT NEAR THE OFFICE?
WHAT’S THE BEST MEAL YOU’VE EVER HAD?
Tuna on Easter Island with my mum and sister.
IF YOU COULD BE THE WORLD RECORD HOLDER OF ANYTHING, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Master of all instruments. Does that exist?
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE CREATIVE PURSUIT?
WHAT BLOGS/MAGAZINES/BOOKS/PAPERS/WEBSITES CAN YOU NOT LIVE WITHOUT?
WNYC, Brooklyn Vegan, Pitchfork, Gorilla vs. Bear, Yours Truly, The Hairpin, and WFMU’s beware of the Blog. Oh and the “online magazine” I freelance for, Arcade 44 (shameless plug)
WHAT’S THE LAST GREAT EVENT YOU WENT TO?
A dance party in my high school best friend’s room, pretty much exclusively to Blackstreet … with a few more embarrassing songs thrown in the mix.
WHAT’S THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED?
As said to me by my dad, “It is far too easy to lose someone’s respect, but it is the hardest thing to gain it back.” He told me this instead of grounding me in high school … and it stuck with me forever.
WHAT’S YOUR GREATEST NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE STORY?
My grandpa has been telling my sisters and I that it will be the last time we will see him … for the past 10 years. He’s still around.