audio review : Poor Georgie ( song ) … MC Lyte

“If you love someone, you should say it often,” MC Lyte advises, “You’ll never know when they’ll be laying in a coffin.” Awkward grammar aside, it’s a poignant message and the lesson of this story about a guy she met one night at a (dance) club.

There are “kiss/cry” breaks; the Motown hit bits, while random in their inclusion, also add a nice touch; but no chorus. It’s the lonely guitar loop; the whole song is based on Toto’s Georgy Porgy; that keeps you hooked till the tragic end.

my rating : 4 of 5

1991

audio review : Act Like You Know ( album ) ... MC Lyte

Borden Eggnog

Borden Eggnog

That Borden cow Elsie produces delicious Eggnog but not straight from the udder. Like most commercial versions, this has “artificial” flavor on the ingredients list. It’s not as rich as the Premium version, but it’s a sweet indulgence nonetheless.

my rating : 5 of 5

Noo Fuzion : Frosé Rosé

Noo Fuzion : Frosé Rosé

What’s the difference between this Noo Fuzion Frosé Rosé from Bang Energy and the regular one? Apparently not the taste. They’re indistinguishable; imagine drinking grape-strawberry Pez; to my buds.

This new Fuzion version is marketed as a “pre-workout” drink “designed to enhance muscle protein synthesis and performance”. The can gets quite technical as it boasts about the science behind the claim.

my rating : 3 of 5

Rockstar Pure Zero : Silver Ice

Rockstar Pure Zero : Silver Ice

This Rockstar has Zero fat, Zero sugar; only the latter fact is used for promotion; and more caffeine (Energy) than most other brands. The taste is, despite its carbonated sting, sweet and citrus-like. The can describes it as “grapefruit”, though there’s no actual grapefruit juice on the ingredients list. It’s a drink that’s best served (Ice) cold.

my rating : 3 of 5

audio review : Babylove ( song ) … Morris Day

This is a party anthem for sugar daddies. The club is packed with “sexy people”, but it’s the young ladies Morris Day is after, “as long as you’re 21”. What he means is 21 years old, no younger and not much older, and who could blame him? The best meat is fresh meat. There are no girls in jail though, so Jerome is posted at the door, checking state IDs and driver’s licenses.

Pedophilic undertones and all, the song is a banger. A louder beat (drums/bass), less cluttered production and more melodic ad-libs; the one at 3:08 is the best part of the song for me; could push it up to classic status, but it’s still the jam as is, mostly because of a set of hooks catchy enough to go fishing. “Calling on the sexy ones,” it goes, “Girls are sure nough fine.”

my rating : 4 of 5

2021

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