Earlier this week, we got an email from one of our Soundcheck Resolutions participants - Andrea. (You might remember her as the psychotherapist who wanted to start an “all-shrink” band.) She shared some good news with us that we’re going to write about later this week. But her email also included something else that we found particularly interesting: a link to this 1992 “Back to the Grill” MC Serch music video.
See, it turns out that Andrea was an extra in the video (she’s the red-haired hippie dancer at :40, as well as one of the scurrying nuns at 1:56). She sent us the link because we recently talked about Nas’s latest album, Life is Good - and Nas (back then, “Nasty Nas”) is featured in the song and video.
But what we really want to know is - how many of our listeners, like Andrea, have been in music videos? If you’ve been an extra (or a featured character) in one, we REALLY want to hear from you. What was your experience like? How did you get the part? Have you ever inadvertently been in one - and found out later? And - obviously - you must include the YouTube link.
Katie Bishop joined the Death, Sex & Money team in November 2014, after a three-and-a-half year stint producing WNYC's Soundcheck. She's also worked for Marketplace, Jazz at Lincoln Center Radio, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and The State of Things with Frank Stasio on North Carolina Public Radio. Katie is a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill and a native of Rochester, New York, where she grew up playing the cello and dressing warmly.