Miss guy 400x400 Miss Guy Guy Furrow

Miss Guy

Occupation DJ, Musician, Photographer

Hometown Southern California

Current Residence Chelsea

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A longstanding regular on the NYC music scene, Guy Furrow (aka Miss Guy) first made a name for himself as the lead singer of punk band Toilet Boys, formed in the late ’90s. He has collaborated on musical projects with some of New York's most legendary artists, Debbie Harry and Boy George among them, and toured the globe with The Ramones, Blondie and Joan Jett. You should also take a look at his photographs! Here, we get the lowdown on Guy's greatest loves—"Music and animals. I like to travel. I’m happiest on a beach"—and the local spots he keeps coming back to.

WHAT WOULD THE TITLE OF YOUR AUTOBIOGRAPHY BE?
We Didn’t Ask For Your Life Story, Miss Guy!

WHAT CAN’T YOU TRAVEL WITHOUT AND WHY?
Water, music and good headphones.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE TRAVEL DESTINATION AND WHY?
Any place that’s warm and has a nice beach. I also really love going to London.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE THING TO DO ON A SUNDAY AFTERNOON IN NYC?
Stay home. If it’s warm and sunny, I like to take walks along the Hudson River.

IF YOU COULD CHOOSE ONE PERSON TO SHOW YOU “THEIR NEW YORK CITY,” WHO WOULD IT BE AND WHY?
Ace Frehley from KISS. I’d like to hear his pre-fame memories of hanging out in the glam-rock scene of the early ’70s and seeing the New York Dolls.

WHAT OR WHO HAS INSPIRED YOU RECENTLY AND WHY?
Friends constantly inspire me. Animals inspire me. The streets of New York City have always been a source of inspiration. Anything beautiful inspires me, and all of these things I mentioned are beautiful to me.

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE NYC RESTAURANTS? WHAT DO YOU ORDER THERE?
I love Café Mogador on St. Marks. I love love love the spicy carrots. I also love Veselka for their vegetable soup and they have great fries.

WHAT’S YOUR GO-TO SPOT IN NYC FOR DRINKS?
Fonda for margaritas. And they have the best guacamole in the world. Seriously.

WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE NYC BRUNCH SPOTS; WHAT DO YOU ORDER WHEN YOU GO?
I’m not a brunch person. But if I must go, I really love Cookshop.

WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR ART FIX IN NYC? DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE ARTIST?
I live near a lot of galleries, so I just wander around and look at whatever draws me in. I love Scott Ewalt’s work. My all-time favorite artist is Warhol.

WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE LATE-NIGHT HANGOUTS IN NYC AND WHY?
Depends how late you’re talking but I like a drink or three at Empire.

WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR UNDER-THE-RADAR MUST-DO RECOMMENDATIONS FOR NYC VISITORS?
I like to just walk around different neighborhoods. Sutton Place is great to see where Marilyn Monroe lived. And if you love Marilyn as much as I do, you absolutely must go to Café Reggio. You can sit at her favorite table.

WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE NYC STORES AND WHY?
I’m not a big fan of shopping but I Need More is definitely the coolest store in NYC.

WHAT MUSIC ARE YOU LISTENING TO THESE DAYS? WHO ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE MUSICIANS?
I love Lizzo. I love Tegan and Sara. Lana Del Rey’s latest record is perfect from beginning to end. I really love my friend’s band Princess Goes To the Butterfly Museum. Elton John is a staple in my life. I usually listen to mellow music.

WHAT ALBUM OR SONG WOULD YOU CONSIDER YOUR PERSONAL SOUNDTRACK TO NYC?
Dreaming by Blondie.

WHEN YOU THINK OF NYC, ARE THERE ANY PARTICULAR EMOTIONS OR MEMORIES THAT IMMEDIATELY COME TO MIND?
Joy and heartbreak.

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