The Saks Fifth Avenue Holiday Facade (2017)

It’s that time of the year again and it means presenting some of the awesome Christmas In NYC sights that I find while on my normal adventuring. Once again I was starting my night out with dear friends in honor of the holiday season and as I did last year I began my quest for some of the trees that were set up in the general vicinity. You’ll see those soon enough but now its time to enjoy the Sak’s Fifth Avenue facade presentation. For those just joining the website and in the unaware, this is an annual light show that is shot onto the Fifth Avenue facade of the famous department store. I had gotten here just in time and used my point and shoot Samsung to secure the visual. It’s only a few minutes long so please sit back and relax while the clip and music plays through.

As usual I hope that you have enjoyed this seasonal capture. With this years clip, I felt I was just a little too close to the street and that made my visual a little too tight for my liking. Last year I had wanted to be in or around this spot but still think that my little Samsung was too close. Please stay tuned for some additional Holiday fun for the season as my Christmas In NYC posts continue.

Official Website: http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/stores/store.jsp?storeNumber=001

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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Happy Thanksgiving 2017 Dear Readers

It’s Thanksgiving Day my dear friends and we are here to wish you a very happy one. It’s our hope that you are doing something enjoyable today and have a place to go and good people to be with. I’m heading over to some family today myself but wanted to share a seasonal image with you and since this turkey was sitting proud over the streets at Macy’s I couldn’t resist.

Though her Indian Princess headgear is a little too big to sit on her comfortably, Spooke is ready to celebrate Thanksgiving in the most feline way possible. I’m fortunate that she is so patient with this sort of silliness.

Since Spooke seems to like this particular one, I am able to keep her dining to the day as well. Sure I can give her some real turkey later on but she is not one for table scraps which amazes some people to hear. Her mother Shadow used to love them but Spooke didn’t grow up knowing what human food actually was and now doesn’t have much interest as a result. More for me I always say 🙂

That’s all I’ve got for now as its soon going to be time for me to head over to family for some quality time and the eats. Stay thankful for all of the good in your world my friends, I personally feel very fortunate for good family, some good friends and good times. Let those who count in your personal world know that’s the case. Until next time and as usual I will def post some of the fooding from later on once I am back home at the Creative Command HQ. Have a Happy Thanksgiving once again.

Official Wiki Entry: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thanksgiving_(United_States)

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