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Happy New Year 2018 Readers!!!

Well here we are my friends, “Happy New Year” and “Welcome To 2018”. It’s my hope that you are on the way to recovery from a rousing good time last night with friends or at least finding yourself rested if you had a chill night. I waited until just past noon to get this online so my own hangover would be less impacting, oh who am I kidding. I chilled out on the couch and watched bits and pieces of “The Honeymooners” and “The Twilight Zone” marathons that were airing before I finally fell asleep. With the bright shiny New Year here, I’ve done my annual photo with my model Miss Spooke and offered up a bunch of principles that will hopefully guide you in being a better person during the course of the year. Check them out below.

1. Keep up with Family. Some are farther away than we’d like but the phones, Skype and the old traditional mail work fine on staying in touch. There are also those things we call visits. Goods stuff.

2. Keep up with Friends. I mean that you should do this in the real sense and not just liking a status on Facebook. That is not keeping up at all. Okay sometimes its hard to do but give it a shot. Another thing you should do with regards to friends is be wary of the Energy Vampires or those ones who manage to find fault in everything. Spend less time with those sorts because they will only be happy if you are miserable as well.

3. Love your Pets. Sadly, our little furry friends are not with us as long as we hope them to be so while you have them in your personal world spoil them. They deserve nothing but absolute love from you. If you are considering using this year to become a pet owner, consider rescuing one that needs you more than others.

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Presenting My Swarm 2017 “Year In Review”

As 2017 steamrolls faster and faster towards its close, I was alerted to the news that my “Year In Review” for 2017 was available on Swarm. This is the application that I use for Check In’s at the vast and varied locations that I go to during the course of the given day. Since I love sharing this kind of stuff on The Chronicles let’s see what they tallied up for me based on my use of the app.

swarm, year in review, foursquare

Hmm. “518” check-ins is a lot lower than my 2016 tally of “622” but in my defense, I didn’t always remember to open the app and there were some places that I couldn’t make it work no matter how hard I tried. Those efforts were the most annoying and helped make my statistics lower. Bah.

swarm, year in review, foursquare

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Presenting My “2017 Wrapped” In Spotify

I’ve been using Spotify for quite a few years now and remember that the first time I had ever heard of the application/service was when I attended an event called Blog Expo back in 2011. At the convention, I had met some Finnish people and they showed it to me on their laptop. The service was not yet here and if you feel like jumping into the “PiercingMetal Wayback Machine” just click HERE to see that report.  The other day I learned that one could generate their “Year In Spotify” and since I like talking about stuff like this on The Chronicles, figured I would do some screen captures and offer up some thoughts on each of the applications disclosures.  Let’s go.

spotify, 2017 wrapped

I had to chuckle at the revelation that I “only” listened to 9.6K minutes of songs.  That amounts to about 161 hours or 6.6 days when it comes down to it.  Readers should know that I am also using YouTube to listen to music AND the still popular in my household CD medium.  A lot of times when it comes to the review process I am listening via a provided stream which is not connected to Spotify.

spotify, 2017 wrapped

I honestly don’t know how Spotify came up with these performers as my top artists unless it was just testing to see if I knew who it was of these choices.  Of these groups I listened to more Misfits than anyone else you see but overall much more KISS, Van Halen and Judas Priest were listened to over the course of the year.

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Piercing Ken’s “Best Of” 2017: Top Nine On Instagram

I’ve had a lot of fun this past year sharing the happenings in this Lifestyle Blog and also on its own branded Instagram account.  Now, as the year heads towards a close its time to share what the #2017BestNine were for this profile. I’ll be adding some information about the ones that made this years cut. It was quite an interesting grouping IMHO. Here we go.

About These Visuals: The top photo of them all is the Lego statue of Luke Skywalker from “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” and I did snap that with my mobile at the recent Play Fair event over at the Javits Center.  There are also two photos of myself and two beautiful burlesque queens.  I met Raquel Reed and Lou Lou D’Vil at the Tattoo Expo that happened this summer and they were awesome to chat with.  A quick snap outside of The Met was a surprise one to see but who doesn’t love the baby goat from Book Expo America and of course my beloved Black Cat Spooke.  The inflatable turkey from Macy’s is also rather new as is my Lego branding for PiercingMetal which was also done at Play Fair.  This account is not used as much as my PiercingMetal one of course but I am trying to do more of the arts and tourism stuff here since “The Chronicles” website has been doing its best at raising the creative bar over the last few years.  My hope for 2018 is to bring a lot more about my adventures in the city to light in this profile. We have a lot of museums to explore and while I didn’t post too much in terms of food goes, I do take plenty of photos of that stuff for the blog so why not share them on our Instagram as well.

At this point in time the Piercing Ken Instagram is followed by a little over “600” accounts and our demographic is 45% Men and 55% Woman. Our biggest region is New York (no surprise there) and followed by Los Angeles. The top age range is 25-34.

Get your own 2017 Best Nine by clicking 2017 Best Nine and if you want to share the link to your Instagram when you post yours in the app you can do that in the comments section below. I’ll do my best to toss you some likes for sure. Remember to follow our adventures on the main Social Networks of Facebook, Twitter and yes even Instagram. All the links are below. See you next time.

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“Springsteen On Broadway” Performances Extended Through June 2018

Since we’ve listed the run of dates on our Events Calendar for the readers of this website, I felt that the recent announcement about the performance being extended until June would be of interest to the readers. Take a look.

The Press Release:
Springsteen on Broadway announced today that its 16-week sold-out series of performances at Jujamcyn’s Walter Kerr Theatre will be extended, with additional shows now set for February 28th through June 30th, 2018.

Springsteen On Broadway began previews on October 3rd, 2017 and officially opened October 12th. By the end of his previously announced Broadway dates on February 3rd, Bruce Springsteen will have performed 80 shows at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 West 48th Street).

Due to overwhelming participation in the original Onsale powered by Ticketmaster Verified Fan®, there will be no additional registration for this extension. Fans who previously registered and were verified but placed on Standby and did not receive a code, and fans who received a code but were unsuccessful in purchasing tickets will be contacted by Ticketmaster with further information about the added shows.

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