Here are some pictures from this year’s Reunion and Commencement. There are obvs a lot of old people in these, but there may be a few faces that you know. Also, remember that time I met Joss Whedon? I do.
We kind of danced next to one another. It was awesome.
In the New York area? No plans tomorrow? Well, it’s the luckiest day of the year (7/7/07), so you shouldn’t just sit on your ass. Why don’t you take a trip to the Flamboyan Theatre (107 Suffolk, NYC) and see MGMT (formerly known as The Management)? Their new album Oracular Spectacular will be out this September, and word on the street is that it’s really good.
If you head over to Bottle Up and Go‘s myspace, you will also see that they have several New York shows coming up including a show with The Spirit Marines at TRASH BAR (256 Grand, Brooklyn) this Monday, July 9th. I plan to be there, and hopefully I will see you. Hopefully, I will be drunk and ready to tell you all about post-Wesleyan life.
Khalif Diouf ’11, aka Leif, has his latest EP, Flossy Bounce, available for download and streaming on Chazology. The mix incorporates everything from Sufjan Stevens to Fergie to Crystal Castles. Listen to it. Also, go to this show if you are in NYC tomorrow. It will be fun.
As I prepare to graduate, I think about my education…
As I continue thinking, I realize all of the things I learned from wikipedia that I didn’t learn at Wesleyan.
To begin: See that lady over there? Well, that lady is actually a man, Harris Glenn Milstead…commonly known as his stage/drag name, Divine. Milstead was the inspiration for Ursula the sea witch, a character from the 1989 Disney animated-feature The Little Mermaid. Unfortunately, it seems that he never saw the film, as he died in 1988 from sleep apnea right before he was set to play a duel role on Fox’s Married With Children as Peggy’s mother and Uncle Otto. Milstead played duel roles twice before in the films Female Trouble and Hairspray.
Most importantly, Disney apparently loves drag queens. And I learned this all from wikipedia.
Wesleyan’s own Kim Stolz ’05 made a special appearance on last night’s episode of America’s Next Top Model. For those who don’t know, Stolz was a contestant on the fifth cycle of the show. In the last episode, the producers brought back several girls from former seasons. If you missed it the first time around, you can catch Kim again this Sunday.
Saturday’s Breakfasts with Brian at Weswings just aren’t enough? Well, you’re in luck. The Coppertop Grill (344 Main Street) is serving O’Rourke’s breakfast every Tuesday-Friday from 7am-11am, and on Sundays with slightly later hours. This was covered a while ago in the Argus, but I was told to spread the word!
“get wesleyan people on this place. it’s a lonely place… but so well designed….”
What is he talking about? Virb.com. Wait, what? Another social networking site? Yes. Admittedly it is another one of those sites that you may sign up for, forget about, and then realize later that the favorite bands you listed were so two years ago. However, maybe it’s the new love of your life and you will digitally get down until the sun comes up.
In any case, you should sign up…because Max and I are lonely. Plus, it’s not as annoying and filled with spambots as myspace.
On another alumni-related note, Chris McDonald ’06 recently created a “playdate” EP entitled Double Ice Creams Tonight, featuring Brooklyn duo Matt & Kim and Brooklyn rapper Lil Kim. I put it up for download here.
Fun Fact You Won’t Learn From a Professor: Did you know that Lil Kim has a charity? I’m kind of obsessed with it, mostly because of it’s name and the complete absence of a definative cause.