For as long as I can remember I have been a fan of comic books, super-heroes and pretty much the whole Science-Fiction medium as a whole. During college I did a short internship over at Marvel Comics and while I “used to” draw various doodles and images, this was put aside to be more serious about semi-professional music pursuits. Anyway, a few days ago was the annual NY Comic Con & Anime Festival which was held at the Jacob Javits Center on the West Side. I attended all three days of the massive event and documented these adventures over on the official blog for my PiercingMetal.com website since I had been able to wander the halls as a member of the press. Clicking the logo below will bring you over there so you can enjoy what we saw and hopefully feel like you were walking next to us. This personal blog might do that every so often, and of course the PiercingMetal.com one might send readers over here when the need arises.
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Recently some friends and I participated in a cancer fund raiser for the St. Baldrick’s Organization. If you have never heard of them before, please know that they focus their energies on raising money to help get more research for Children’s Cancer. What makes them interesting and a little different, is that you are able to volunteer to be a barber or get your head shaved in solidarity with the kids that lose theirs during treatment or from the illness. A detailed play by play about the event and a ton of fun photos can be found by clicking the logo below. I loaded this particular narrative under my PiercingMetal Musings blog since I went into this event using my website brand and fellow Metal supporters as my teammates. It was one incredible and unforgettable night.
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Even though you might be a leader in this world it’s thanks to the likes of Twitter that you can all also be Followers as well. That being said, I decided to mirror some of my practices done for PiercingMetal with the PiercingKen blog and create a Twitter account for it. I hope you will click the image below and become one of my ardent Followers because I would love to have you along for this part of the ride. So far I have connected a couple of things to it so you should see the blog postings a little faster than having to remember to come all the way over here 🙂 I’ve been using Foursquare for awhile and if you enjoy what that site services then you can see what we do over there as well.
It’s funny to be doing this because I will be the first to admit that I didn’t even like Twitter in the beginning. Now I am seeing how to use it a lot more and a lot better so why not use it for this particular blog as well. It can’t hurt at the end of the day. Alright my friends that is all I have for you in this post. Please get back to your tasks and we shall see you soon for sure.
It was only just over two weeks ago that I announced the debut of a brand-new blog that I would be launching called “The Chronicles Of Piercing Ken”. If you didn’t see that post, just click HERE to be more up to speed with the news. This new blog was being delivered to the interested using Google’s Blogger software.
Today I am here to share the news that a proper dotcom domain name has been secured with “PiercingKen.com” and WordPress is now installed under this domain so no more using Blogger for the posts. I spent most of yesterday integrating the few weeks of old posts into the new WordPress software and from here on everything that you will be reading will be in WordPress. For the interim I have a “We Have Moved” sign posted as the final post on the Blogger account but in time that entire presence might be deleted to avoid any confusion. The writer in me wants all the traffic to come to the correct location and stay here and I’ve gotten pretty adept at WordPress since I’ve been using it on the PiercingMetal Blog as well for a couple of years. The blog has a few dozen subscribers so I want them to find the new place easy enough. I’ve placed a link to my Twitter below so you can follow along with whatever I am getting up to over here and in time perhaps I will employ the other social networks that are available to keep people in the loop. You might laugh at the notion that I have not used that Twitter since some time in late 2009 so it will be nice to finally have a reason to tweet. Okay that is all I have to share with you. Let’s make this something fun together.
Hi there, glad you stopped by 🙂 So what is this “Chronicles Of PiercingKen” that you are looking at you might be asking, well let me try and explain it as best as I can.
To those who know me, I am going to ask you to sit tight for a moment so I can give a brief introduction to those who might not and have found this blog while randomly surfing around the Internet. My name is Ken Pierce and for the past six or so years I’ve been a music journalist who adventures out into the Metal night and offers up findings on my PiercingMetal.com website. It’s a blast and a half presenting what I experience to a wider audience than just my circle of friends and since its own launch in 2005 has greatly changed from what I originally thought it would be. I do hope you will click the link and examine it if Hard Rock and Metal music are up your alley. Now back to the program already in progress 🙂
Long before I was doing any journalist stuff, I always considered myself a little bit of an amateur photographer and I would constantly be snapping away at things that I saw in my travels. This meant that I had a lot of photos that fell outside of my music pursuit to show people and I needed a place to do so. It seems as though the days of flipping through a photo album were over thanks to the Internet and social networking sites like MySpace and the now dominating Facebook and many people were using these mediums to share with their friends. Honestly, this was not for me, and I decided to launch a new blog and post those treats for you in it. The name comes from what a couple of my publicity people call me, and I felt it worked even though I have nothing to do with piercings. It’s in name alone I am afraid.
What’s The Premise Of PiercingKen?: I really don’t have a particular “mission statement” yet, but after looking through my recent and older folders of photos I can tell you to expect museum stuff, travel and touristy stuff, New York City visuals, Art, Fashion and Food as they come up in my day and maybe even the occasional music piece that is worth talking about but would not fit on PiercingMetal. I just might even scan some old photos that I like and share them here as well. It’s a very open playing field that I am establishing. I’m going to let this be a little bit of a catch-all that brings you into my day a bit more. Sometimes I might be profound and at others rather absurd. Let’s see what happens. Enjoy the ride.