“Smalltown Boy” by Bronski Beat – Music Review

It's Buffalo Pride week, so I thought I'd cover an 80s song with some LGBTQ substance to it. "Smalltown Boy" by Bronski Beat is a song about a gay boy running away from his small town home. Just to put into perspective, this song not only was a gay anthem during the rise of the … Continue reading “Smalltown Boy” by Bronski Beat – Music Review

“Africa” by Toto – Music Review

Let's write a love song about a NatGeo documentary! This week we're reviewing Toto's 1982 elementary school geography exam "Africa." This is not a song, this is what happens when a group flips to Africa in an encyclopedia. I'm not kidding: this song was apparently written after watching a documentary and making a song about … Continue reading “Africa” by Toto – Music Review

McAlister’s Grilled Chicken Club Review

McAlister's is an awesome deli that's been popping up all over the country. The Niagara Falls, NY McAlister's opened last year, and the they are fantastic. The grilled chicken club is a cool twist on McAlister's regular club. It's like a chicken BLT with honey mustard and mayo. It is a really good sandwich. The … Continue reading McAlister’s Grilled Chicken Club Review

Dr. Pepper is so smooth: L.N.C.C. no.2

Hi flock! Welcome to Late Night Cafe Chat no. 2. Tonight's song is "I Remember" by Kaskade and DeadMau5 (I'm on an artist kick apparently): Tonight's topic: Soda-pop This is a heated argument in Western New York. Everyone, everyone around here calls it "pop". It's pop! You drink pop! I am the weird person around here that … Continue reading Dr. Pepper is so smooth: L.N.C.C. no.2

“In The Air Tonight” by Phil Collins – Music Review

Buh duh. buh duh. buh duh buh duh BUH DUH BAM. "In The Air Tonight" is Phil Collin's 1981 debut single. This song is incredibly minimal. Very minimal instrumentation. There's really only some drum and Collin's voice. The lyrics are also fairly minimal. Then, when you think you're bored with the song, you get hit … Continue reading “In The Air Tonight” by Phil Collins – Music Review