EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT: Chris Elles

Chris and London Elles

NAME: Chris Elles, Jr
MARKET AREA(S): New Jersey
AGE: 32


PERSONAL FAVORITES

Venue for a show:
The 9:30 Club in Washington, DC

Show you’ve seen recently (or ever):
Best set by a band would probably be Spiritualized at The Black Cat in Washington, DC – 1995.

Music store: Other Music in New York City
Current website: Google (my home page)
Radio station: XM – Channel 175
Television show: The Office
Cable network: ESPN
Movie from this past summer: Talladega Nights
DVD you own: The Simpsons: Seasons 1-9
Item of clothing: NY Yankees cap
Street Syndicate Campaign you’ve been a part of: All of them

NITTY-GRITTY

How long have you been a Synner?
Since its incarnation in March of 2001.

How did you find out about becoming a Synner?
I suppose it was the day I started the department/company.

What are you studying in school?
Studio Art was my major in 1996.

What are your interests / professions outside of school and Synner work?
Baseball and my family including Kristi, my wife, and London, my son.

DIGGIN’ DEEP

You’re no doubt into a lot of different types of music, but what are 2 different sounds you’re most attracted to right now and why?
Classic Rock and talk radio. Two styles of music and airwave transmissions (if you will) I never paid attention to prior to graduating college. Becoming a home owner and newfound appreciation for baseball have brought me to this.

If you took a road trip cross-country with only 3 CDs, which would they be and why?
1. My Bloody Valentine – ‘Loveless’
2. Spiritualized – ‘Ladies And Gentleman We Are Floating In Space’
3. The Verve – ‘A Storm In Heaven’
All shoegazer classics which changed my life during the ol’ college years and defined the style of music I would not stop listening to today.

You have the ability to blend 2 or 3 movies together to currently describe your life. What movies and why?
1. Star Wars: A New Hope
2. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
3. Mr. Mom
A sci-fi epic which shaped my childhood + a zany comedy I lived by in high-school + a family comedy showing the role I often play at home today = a general look at Chris Elles.

LAST BUT NOT LEAST

Why would you recommend students to get involved with The Street Syndicate?
You get to work with THE BEST people in the biz and learn first hand just how the music and entertainment world operates from most important level — the consumer (you) — all the way up to the big businesses who shape the industry. A Synner can be the first step and pave a road towards a career in the Industry. Without a doubt, you will get out of being a Synner as much as you put into it.

Anything else you’d like to add about anything at all to everyone and anyone reading this?
You can pick your friends and you can pick your nose, but you shouldn’t pick your friend’s noses. Seriously.

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