For whatever reason, this Easter week’s theme seemed to be “respected New York theater/film actors interact with alt-rock megastars.”
As part of his WNYC radio show/podcast “Here’s the Thing,” Alec Baldwin sat down for an interview with none other than Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke. Besides touching on Yorke’s musical output, the conversation reveals a number of entertaining nuggets, including Yorke’s impressions of his frightening great-grandmother, an embarrassing art experience and the time he stalked actor Edward Norton.
Listen to the audio below.
Meanwhile, Consequence of Sound points out that Vampire Weekend bassist Chris Baio recently discovered that he was a distant cousin of actor Steve Buscemi. Upon connecting with the Boardwalk Empire actor, Baio and the rest of his band members ended up marching with Buscemi as part of the New York Easter Parade. What’s more, they were all decked out in ornately designed top hats and bunny ears.
If that weren’t enough, the band and Buscemi were spotted singing Vampire Weekend’s new single “Diane Young.” Though the band’s publicist has yet comment, the abundance of cameras surrounding the group suggest that the stunt was part of a new music video.
Watch video of Buscemi singing “Diane Young” below.