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Street Sounds Reveals Gretsch Day 2017 “Twang-O-Rama” Poster and Lineup

You’ve probably seen a number of posts related to this special musical event that takes place in our own beautiful Bay Ridge, Brooklyn neighborhood. It’s called Gretsch Day and its a celebration about all things Gretsch guitar. This years event is called the “Twang-O-Rama” and will feature artists like Cousin Harley and Todd Taylor. Street Sounds music has just released the official event poster so start clearing your agenda to participate now.

I’m planning on being there as well for the sake of some music journalism and will surely have lots of photos and notes along with the probably video and maybe even some Facebook Live stuff. Stay tuned for that and until then you can hit the official website links down below for more details. Here’s a clip of Paul Pigat aka Cousin Harley doing his thing at an early Gretsch Day.

Official Websites:
Street Sounds: http://www.streetsoundsnyc.com
Gretsch: http://www.gretsch.com
Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1319197571498581/

Celebrate Dr. Seuss and “Read Across America” Today

On this day way back in 1904, the great literary figure Theodor Suess Geisel was born and you know him best as “Dr. Suess”. His most famous creations in his books fell to Horton (who heard a Who), The Grinch (who had stolen Christmas in case you didn’t know) and the initimible Cat In The Hat. All of them a part of some truly timeless stuff. The author has been gone from this plane since 1991 but his works remain forever a part of our childhood psyche and when I saw this photograph that I had taken a few years ago on my phone I decided to bring him up right here on The Chronicles.

Another reason to bring this up is the fact that the National Read Across America Day was set on the author’s birthday and despite my only learning that this particular occasion existed before I penned this narrative, its premise is quite easy to understand. It’s also rather cool so please my friends, let’s get off Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for a little while and read something in a physical book form. You can keep this website or the PiercingMetal.com one open of course since there is no need to get crazy about shutting every online aspect out of your day 🙂 I think reading to someone is also an important part of what today stands for and if you are in the position to do so, please keep up that process with the younger member of your family circle. As far as your reading time goes, hey open one of the books that you forgot about in your bookcase since we all have those. Even a comic book or a magazine or digest is a good idea. You can even donate books that you don’t want to a local hospital or shelter if you feel you are done with them and don’t need them taking up anymore space.

That’s all I have for now. Happy Birthday Up In The Cosmos Dr. Seuss. Thank you for all your fanciful stories that made growing up all the more adventurous so so many of us.

Official Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr._Seuss
Official RAM Website: http://www.nea.org/grants/886.htm

Pencilling It In With Piercing Ken :)

If you’ve examined my PiercingMetal.com site you probably are well aware of the regional events calendar that it features. If not, this has been an offering for the readers since that site was launched and back in 2015 it had a significant upgrade to a WordPress plugin called “The Events Calendar”. To say that this has been a boon in keeping the site visitors aware of all the awesome that is happening around us is an understatement. That makes today an exciting day for me here at The Chronicles Of Piercing Ken since I have decided to integrate this same calendar plugin as a feature on this website as well. Clicking the logo image below will launch it for you but you can do that a little later since I want to discuss what this one will entail first.

Initially I thought that I could easily share the Webcalendar from PiercingMetal.com over here and be done with it but with the readers of this site being very different from that side of my creative coin I decided that it deserved a calendar of its own. Since The Chronicles is a Lifestyle website this calendar would feature more lifestyle related items than my other one and surely no Metal shows at all. At times there will be some listings that mirror the PM.com one such as the NY Comic Con and other related events but there will also be conventions and festivals that you would never see lined out on my other site. I’ve already begun populating the final regional performances of the circus and the upcoming NY Auto Show and in most cases these listings will come with links to purchase tickets to make it easier on you. I’ve already made plans for some food-related and family focused happenings to be listed and at the end of the day the goal remains the same – get people into some fun-filled and interesting events.

The Chronicles Calendar can be accessed via our menu options at the top of the page and I encourage you to bookmark it as it will be updated regularly. I hope that you all enjoy it and tell others that its here. Please feel free to toss some thoughts on this new initiative down in the comments below. I’d love to hear from you.

PiercingKen Goes To American International Toy Fair 2017

I’m happy to report that this entertainment outlet of mine was once again attending the American International Toy Fair at the Jacob Javits Center in NYC. It’s our seventh year of attendance and the plan is to offer up sights and scenes on both the PiercingMetal.com and PiercingKen.com websites.

toy fair 2017, american international toy fair 2017

As you read this I am recharging the mental and physical self along with all of the technological implements that were brought along on the adventure. There is much more to document and photograph over the coming three days and when the postings begin to run there are going to be a lot of them. Interested readers don’t have to wait until that time though and can get a sneak peak into the observations by clicking over onto our Official Instagram link HERE. Be sure to give a follow and check back often to see the latest stuff. See you soon.

PS: To see any American International Toy Fair 2017 posts on PiercingMetal.com click HERE.

Presenting A Brand New “Look” For Your Blog MC

I don’t always make a personal appearance here in The Chronicles of Piercing Ken and am quite content with letting my words paint the necessary pictures you need for the best enjoyment but there have been some developments recently that I wanted to share with you and the new photo below pretty much lines them out.

Yeah, it seems that its time for me to get a pair of glasses since a recent examination has discovered that I am now on the nearsighted side of the fence. Being nearsighted means that I have some difficulty seeing things that are farther away while items that are up close are in a better focus. Farsighted is the opposite of this in case you were curious. Gone are the days of 20/20 vision and a laser clear focus on anything that I looked at. I guess I cannot complain about only starting to need them now after all of the years I spent glaring at a computer screen. I do like the frames that I selected and while I didn’t think of this at the moment I should have gotten the ones that get darker when out in the sunlight. I got some glare protection on them since I felt this would help with watching shows from the back of venues. It’s all very new to me and I must admit that I am having a little bit of a confusion about them and needing them on a regular basis. I must admit that they do make me see the farther away items with some nice clarity so I guess I cannot complain.

My friends and followers have all chimed in with positive notes on the new “look” so let’s “see” how this progresses LOL, sorry I could not resist a bad pun since that is how I roll. I thank them all for the words since this is so new to me as an experience. It will take some getting used to. Maybe sometime soon I will be able to get contacts that have little skulls on them to reinforce the Metal guy aesthetic. Alright, that is all for now. I’ll be back with the usual stuff soon. Thanks for reading and if you haven’t gotten your own eyes checked out in a while you should do it. The office said you should try and do this at least once a year as you get older. They have some cool machinery to test you out now and that stuff fascinated me.

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