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Marcin Kochanowski
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On a walk on Nowy Świat Street in Warsaw, with a sleep deprivation quality, August 2009
On a walk on Nowy Świat Street in Warsaw, with a sleep deprivation quality, August 2009
NameMarcin Kochanowski
Born (1977-04-26) April 26, 1977 (age 41)
Gdańsk, Poland
Current locationPoland Warsaw, Poland
Time zoneCentral European Time
Current timeCurrent time for UTC+2 is 03:23
Education and employment
OccupationPublic relations
UniversityUniversity of Warsaw
Hobbies, favourites and beliefs
ReligionCosmic pluralism
Contact info
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WikiProject Albums.
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The Beatles
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Marcin Kochanowski [ˈmart͡sin kɔxaˈnɔvski], aka Kochaś ([ˈkɔxaɕ]), is a Polish fan, active listener, and critic of popular music, an audiophile, and a science fiction film theorists, from Warsaw, Poland. Professionally, a business communication digital strategist, with an expertise in project management and online presence management. Occasional writer. Formerly, a newspaper journalist, columnist, and editor.


Marcin's resemblance to the famous ancestor

Marcin is an apparent remote descendant of the Polish Renaissance poet Jan Kochanowski (left), most recognized for his 1580 Laments, dedicated to daughter Urszula (which happened to be also the name of Marcin's mother, while Jan being his grandfather's). The nickname Kochaś, which has been attached to Marcin (Polish for: Martin) since his kindergarten, may however evoke various connotations for some, as it's a common Polish colloquialism, literally for: sweetheart or loverboy.

He is proud of his hometown Gdańsk (today, part of the Tricity), the historic place, in which, in 1939 World War II started, and where in 1980 Poland's and eventually Eastern Europe's communism saw its end in the revolutionary Gdańsk Shipyard.

Since 1999, Marcin lives in Warsaw, Poland's fast growing capital city, struggled by history, home of the unfortunate Palace of Culture and Science, where Frédéric Chopin and Marie Curie grew up.

As a recognition of Marcin's worship of Indian cuisine, one of the towns in Bihar state in India was named — Kochas...

Marcin Kochanowski at work in Gazeta Wyborcza editorial office, on a visit of President of Warsaw Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz (right)

Major works in the media[edit]

Between 1994 and 1997, Marcin's first job was co-hosting and producing a weekly music radio show in the alternative local radio station Radio ARnet in Gdańsk.

From 2000, Marcin was a contributing reporter for the New York Polish daily news Nowy Dziennik, a reporter in the daily Życie, and a reviewer for music magazines. Since 2005, Marcin was a journalist and online editor of Gazeta Wyborcza and had a weekly column on entertainment websites.

Focus on marketing and public relations[edit]

As a part of the digital marketing strategies, Marcin has been managing an Internet presence for several brands — on social media marketing channels.

His other favorite topics are brand management as well as product placement in feature films.

Main interests[edit]

Popular music[edit]

Marcin is a music lover and constant observer of the music industry. Most of all he's a fan of electronic music. Nevertheless he considers The Beatles the popular music's essence.

He admires a work of many contemporary musicians including: Trent Reznor, Maynard James Keenan, Billy Corgan, Damon Albarn, Björk, Mike Patton, Alicia Keys, Norah Jones and Prince. Marcin's most inspiring bands are The KLF and The Smashing Pumpkins.

Movies and TV series[edit]

Marcin values such film directors as: Steven Spielberg (especially for his Saving Private Ryan and A.I.), Clint Eastwood (The Bridges of Madison County), Quentin Tarantino (Kill Bill) — and actors: George Clooney (Intolerable Cruelty), Leonardo di Caprio (The Aviator), Jodie Foster (Panic Room) and The Frat Pack comedies.

He is a big fan of contemporary American television series: HBO's The Sopranos, Six Feet Under, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Big Love, Carnivàle, In Treatment and the recent Bored to Death — as well as Showtime's Dexter, Weeds, Californication and Secret Diary of a Call Girl. And beside such casual thrillers as Fox's unmercifully dragging 24, Prison Break and the uncompromising Showtime's documentary Penn & Teller: Bullshit!, Marcin has also been intrigued by ABC's Lost and Fox's medical drama House.

His recent favorites include AMC's 1960s' advertising agency drama Mad Men and HBO's vampire supernatural drama True Blood.

Science fiction[edit]

Being at the same age as George Lucas' science fiction film Star Wars, Marcin remembers its 1980 sequel The Empire Strikes Back as one of the first films he saw in a movie theater. Marcin has been particularly fascinated by the concept of time travel and a predestination paradox, especially thanks to the impact of Robert Zemeckis' 1985 Back to the Future Part II.

Currently, his most anticipated feature films of the genre are: the upcoming film adaptation of the Hyperion Cantos by Dan Simmons; the 2011 two-part prequel to The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, The Hobbit — and the announced new film based on Frank Herbert's Dune (and hopefully, all the other novels of the Dune series).

Contributions to Wikipedia[edit]

As a Wikipedian, during his free time Marcin contributes to Wikipedia articles mostly in the WikiProject Albums. Some of his recent contributions include:

External links[edit]

Unified login: Kochas is the unique login of this user for all public Wikimedia projects.

Coordinates: 52°13′59″N 20°59′54″E / 52.233122°N 20.998296°E / 52.233122; 20.998296