"I Love SUNY"

Thumbnail image for UAlbany walkthrough fountainCheck it out: a guy named Neil Roche has recorded a song about being a student at UAlbany. A sample verse from "I love SUNY":

I wanna go to SUNY for the rest of my life
Where I can walk to Pine Hill, get Keystone Light
I can hit up Bogie's, the Abbot or Mike's
Probably go to Chubby's if it's a week night
You are not us, not even close
F*** SUNY Binghamton and SUNY Buffalo
Chillin' on Hudson, that's where my man lives
Kept blunts on Quail Street, pizza on Madison
Don't eat Chartwells, it gives you the runs
I swipe my munch money, unlimited funds
Four years in no time, can't really believe it
Time of my life and I don't really want to leave this

Later on, he says he might go "Van Wilder" and just stay for like eight years.

Update: As Kevin points out, this appears to be an homage to, or parody of, the Asher Roth song "I Love College."

Curious about Roche, we looked for more about him. According to what appears to be his Facebook page, he's a sociology major from out past Binghamton. Does anyone know more about his work? Please share.

We also found a video of Roche reading slam poetry at Busboys and Poets in DC earlier this year. The clip is embedded after the jump.

[via @patrickdodson via @katieanello]


Is this meant to be a parody or an homage to the Asher Roth song (where the sample, meter & delivery is directly lifted from)?

@Kevin: Updated. Good catch.

He used to be my RA! But I've never seen him perform or write songs before.

I was his RA!!!

i love Neil great guy. i lived across the hall from him freshman year on state quad and hung out with him and his boys like all day everyday love them all. mad mems he deff will go far in life

Spencer NY passed binghamton for all you misinformed cats out there.

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