Welcome to the first installment of Procrastination Destination, where Wesleying provides you with #content to get you through finals.
How a man of culture spends his time…
You know when you go see a play, have a good time, then return to your dorm room at 9:45pm, planning to go to bed early to recharge for finals week like a responsible person? Ya, me neither. [Screams internally.]
I spent five blurry hours yesterday watching YouTube. I went to bed at 4:23am. When I woke up at 11:30 the next morning, I looked at my browsing history. And boy, lemme tell you, I found some real gems!
So for today’s edition of “procrastination destination,” I thought I’d show you the highlights from my slow decent into tastelessness.
10:00pm: Three interpretations of Weber’s Opera, Der Freischütz (Off to a good start…)
10:33pm: Nixon in China (Opera by John Adams)[“News has a kind of mystery”–wow, sure does, b! Also, this slaps.] [The full thing is over two hours, but I won’t post it all here because I don’t agree with all of it, and because I don’t know what’s happening half the time.] [Also, what a suite, John! DiD yOu Go tO WeSLeYaN?]
11:00pm: Contrapoints binge (for the nostalgia??)[Still the best thing that’s ever come out of that hellish website.]
12:10am: “WHaT WAs BeN FraNkLIn’S DaiLy RoUTinE? LeT mE TRy LIvInG iT foR FiVe DaYS anD SeE iF i PaSs oUt!” (The decline begins)[You don’t need to see this video.]
12:26am: Howard Sterns’s FIVE-PART INTERVIEW WITH HILLARY CLINTON WHAT AM I DOING
1:31am: “Rock Hudson Life Documentary” (Saw one of his movies in Language of Hollywood. Have never been the same since.)
2:03am: The Clash & The Kinks[Abba wrote a song about Waterloo but this one is better. Also less creepy.]
2:27am: First Phil Ochs binge (he’s a bit brash, but that’s part of the charm, I guess)[Phil Ochs was a protest singer during the 1960s. Most of you commies probably already know him.] [Garbage recording :( ]
2:52am: The Kinks make a brief return
2:56am: First Woody Guthrie binge[Woody is the real OG.]
2:00am: SNL posts its skits from the previous day’s episode[You’ve already seen these.]
2:25am: Second Woody Guthrie binge
2:50am: Second Phil Ochs binge
2:59am: The Stones (but only that one song that appears in The Sopranos and The Departed?)
3:19am: Tiny Dancer?
[We’re reaching the end…]
3:47am: The Bee Gees’s cover of “Blowin’ in the Wind”
~4:25am: S L E E P.
BOW TO MY TASTE!
AND DON’t PSYCHOANALYZE ME!
G’night. Stay rested!