Storytelling: Gary Mezzi ’83 and Rick Velleu ’83 (clip)

[Gary Mezzi '83 and Rick Velleu '83] A clip from our interview with Gary Mezzi '83 and Rick Velleu '83.

In a conversation with Mia Lobel '97, Gary Mezzi '83 and Rick Velleu '83, reminisce about the music scene at Wes - and in particular, their punk new wave-of-the-day band "Dr. Mezzi Fights Infection," which brought together art, football, classical music in a microcosm of Wesleyan diversity.

"Eclectic at the time, like you say...was goth tattooed, pierced...freaky guys"

At Wesleyan, Gary studied English while Rick studied art. Gary is a library media specialist in CT; Rick is an associate at Counter Culture in NY.

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Music: “Sleep Inside” by The Last Minutes—Ryan Rodger ’11, Ben Block ’11, Katherine McDonald ’11 and Bella Loggins ’10, and “Your Song” by Bella Loggins

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