The Old Pink Song

The Old Pink, aka The Allen Street Bar and Grille

The Old Pink Flamingo, or The Old Pink is one of those places you find yourself at least once a week in Buffalo to help you forget that winter (sometimes) lasts a full 6 months (at least until you’re married, I guess). And with a 4am closing time (courtesy of Erie County lawmakers), you always have plenty of time to get your … Read More

I, Computer

An original song by my old two man electronica outfit, Burn Like Nero. The lyrics were once called “a bit naff” by a UK reviewer. After some initial outrage and indignation, I realized he was right. (I blame my inspiration: The movie adaptation of Stephen King’s “The Lawnmower Man”.) Can you feel the raw sexual energy of two nerdy 30 … Read More

Fragrant Fish and the Legacy of Paul Hoeflich

In a previous post, I reminisced about my Syracuse Summer of ’86. It turns out one of the biggest things to happen that summer took place back in my hometown. While I lived the high life (er, on a hill) of glamour and adventure at the home of the Orangemen in Central New York, a longtime friend was recording  something … Read More

Buffalo 66 Rant

An oldie from my old cable access show, circa 1998. Ironically, I ended up liking the film a lot, despite my determination to hate it. So don’t worry, Vince: We’re solid. (Wish I could say the same for “Manna From Heaven”. Sheesh.) This one gets a lot of views (and opinions) on YouTube. And yes, I DO realize what a … Read More

Buffalo & WNY Music Festival 1998

All joking aside, if it’s still around, I hope it’s gotten better. (If I remember correctly, marketing for this event was almost non-existent.) The songstress figured prominently is Leah Zicari.

On the Road with OUI73

I can’t remember what year this was exactly, 1997 or 1998. And though the twin towers still stood then, I saw very little of them or any other skyscrapers for that matter. It was a surgical strike: a sparsely-attended gig at CBGB’s, a night on a hotal floor, then back to Buffalo by car. Good times.

Pano’s Girls

I was fortunate enough to find this old Pano’s photo on Wikimedia Commons. This was the Pano’s I wrote about in my song-a quaint mom and pop operation staffed with generally hot 20-30 somethings waitresses. I played the bass and keys. The rest were loops. I hand-delivered a copy of the song to Alex Georgiadis himself a decade ago. (Perhaps … Read More

A Little Perspective

Rummaging through my hard drive this Xmas evening, I came across some old blog postings from a now defunct blogging website I ran called “We Left Buffalo” 4 years ago. I felt they were worth sharing. All from 2004 and early 2005, they are listed from most recent. I am MUCH happier now, with a beautiful wife and son (and … Read More