Vampire Weekend interview (via 3FM)
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NICK OFFERMAN: By the way, I remember you telling me that you majored in Russian studies at Columbia?
CHRIS BAIO: Yeah, and I minored in math.
OFFERMAN: What exactly were you thinking, for God’s sake?
BAIO: [laughs] I’m a year younger than the other guys in the band—so when we were finishing our record, I was still in school. I had accepted a job being a math teacher for Teach For America. So, that’s what I would have done at least in the two years after I graduated. But, where I would be right now if I were not so lucky to be in this band, I truly have no idea.
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- Ezra: “I think this is one of our most passionate songs. Rostam’s…
By Gareth O’Malley (@elegiacstanzas) (thanks anon for the tip!)
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