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The ladies of Little Mix took a quick break from “The Glory Days Tour” in Scotland to chat with me about the “Reggaeton Lento” remix with CNCO, their favorite Starbucks orders and their plan to rest and relax for the holidays, happily noting that for the first time in a while, they have “a beautiful two months off.”

Little Mix will release “Glory Days: The Platinum Edition” on November 24.

The weekend was such a whirlwind that it spilled in to Monday.

It started Friday when I decided to celebrate the birthday of the Pumpkin Spice Latte. Yes, everyone’s favorite seasonal beverage turned 13 according to Starbucks, who I envision still counting up the sales from that day as I type this. Was it basic? Of course it was! Why else would so many people double-tap it?


To be fair, it’s also an excellent photo that my super-patient colleague Mia took for me on our way back from the Starbucks a block over from the studio.

After Friday night’s show, I headed right home to sleep because I had an early and long Saturday afternoon ahead. The fine folks at the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and John Lennon Educational Bus were holding a block party in Jackson Heights, Queens. Sunday would have been Lennon’s 76th birthday and so the non-profit decided to throw the party on Saturday in what has been dubbed, “the most diverse neighborhood in the world.”


That isn’t just a tagline, either. It was beautiful to see all ages, all ethnicities, all colors come out on a gloomy Saturday to tour the bus, listen to live music and enjoy each other’s company.


I showed up to Queens a little after 11 am and left just before 6. I had enough time to get back to my apartment, change and meet a colleague who was in town and staying near Times Square. I thought we were going to dinner.

Well, we were. But first, we were sitting fifth row at Blake Shelton’s show inside Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.


Dinner did follow at my favorite restaurant, the West Village’s Monument Lane, before drinks and obligatory late-night pizza ensued.

On Sunday I brunched and watched the 1 o’clock game with a friend, went back home to change and then met another friend for drinks at his hotel before heading to Kettle of Fish – the NYC Packers Backers bar – for the Sunday night game.


Look, the colleague is a Packers fan and while I don’t mind the Giants, my Bills won earlier so I was rather indifferent.

Green Bay cruised to victory and shortly thereafter, I cruised back uptown so I could grab some shuteye before interviewing Rachel Platten and Joe Jonas at “Good Morning America.”


Trust me, whirlwinds become much less fun on Monday mornings with short sleep.


97 BHT presented Geffen recording artist Orianthi inside The Mall at Steamtown on Wednesday, June 2 for an intimate, acoustic performance. Special thanks to IGA, Cinnabon and Starbucks Coffee.

Loved Google’s name change to Topeka.
Also loved Starbucks’ new drink sizes (maybe I did wish that there really was a Plenta).
But once again, The Bieber takes the cake.


Yes, it’s actually the case in some cities. The study is here.


I’m not a big decaf person, so this doesn’t affect me as much. Nonetheless, Starbucks will no longer be continuously brewing decaf in the PM hours – a move that’s expected to save the company about $400 million. Details here., 

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Ralphie calls up A.J. In The Afternoon to discuss an idea that both feel would make the world a much better place.


No interview with him…

Inside. Heard soundcheck for mr. carter, lollipop, a milli, and back that thang up.

Weezy is making $210,000 to play this show.

Rumor is that he’s in the area, and actually stopped at the starbucks near the arena… to use the bathroom.

More soon, i hope.

coupon for a free tall drink and 15% off is here. expires 10/31. you’re welcome.
for those reaching this site outside of nepa, that’s dallas, pa.

my source informs me that the workers have been notified, and while some will be placed in different area stores, others will be without a job.

furthermore, there may be additional closings in the area. a second source tells me that 70% of the closings will involve cafes opened within the past couple years.

at the beginning of the month, the coffee retail chain announced that 600 stores were closing, some as early as the end of this month, through 2009.

more tonight with the ralphie radio show on 97 bht.