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I'm a Freelance Music Photojournalist from NYC and Founder of the Heavy Metal website PiercingMetal.com; I created this blog site to showcase the other things in life that keep my interest or catch my attention. Believe me that is a lot of stuff to talk about when it comes down to it. I hope you enjoy what we are delivering because there is so much to share as a resident of this bustling metropolis.

2019 Grammy Awards Full Winners Rundown

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The Recording Industry calls this the “Biggest Night In Music” for the year and to fans of some genres out there this is probably true. As a tried and true supporter of Metal and Rock, this is generally a disappointment but that is a matter discussed over on the PiercingMetal.com website and not here on ”The Chronicles” since the audience is a lot more varied. The Grammy’s were given out over the course of the last few hours and I’ve been researching and typing to get them all to you shortly after the broadcast. I didn’t watch more than fifteen minutes of it since “The Walking Dead” was on and that’s more important to me. Also, the disrespect of Rock and Metal with their awards being announced and given out before the broadcast even aired found me discussing the matter on the Metal site on THIS POST so do please check that out if you are so inclined. This list is long so you’re going to want to get comfortable. Here we go.

Record of the Year:
“I Like It” — Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin
“The Joke” — Brandi Carlile
WINNER: “This Is America” — Childish Gambino
“God’s Plan” — Drake
“Shallow” — Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper
“All the Stars” — Kendrick Lamar and SZA
“Rockstar” — Post Malone Featuring 21 Savage
“The Middle” — Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey

Album of the Year:
Invasion of Privacy — Cardi B
By the Way, I Forgive You — Brandi Carlile
Scorpion — Drake
H.E.R. — H.E.R.
Beerbongs and Bentleys — Post Malone
Dirty Computer — Janelle Monáe
WINNER: Golden Hour — Kacey Musgraves
Black Panther: The Album, Music From and Inspired By (Various Artists)
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Winners Of The 72nd British Academy Film Awards

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We’ve arrived at the time for the winners of the 2019 BAFTA Film Awards being announced and since I’ve shared the full nominees for these honors a few weeks ago, I figured that sharing the winners circle with you as well was rather necessary. Let’s take a look at who won out and the releases that they beat for their respective categories. The ceremony only concluded recently at the time of this posting.

Best Film:
“BlacKKKlansman” Jason Blum, Spike Lee, Raymond Mansfield, Sean Mckittrick, Jordan Peele
“The Favourite” Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Yorgos Lanthimos, Lee Magiday
“Green Book” Jim Burke, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga, Charles B. Wessler
WINNER – “Roma” Alfonso Cuarón, Gabriela Rodríguez
“A Star Is Born” Bradley Cooper, Bill Gerber, Lynette Howell Taylor

Outstanding British Film:
“Beast” Michael Pearce, Kristian Brodie, Lauren Dark, Ivana Mackinnon
“Bohemian Rhapsody” Bryan Singer, Graham King, Anthony Mccarten
WINNER – “The Favourite” Yorgos Lanthimos, Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday, Deborah Davis, Tony Mcnamara
“Mcqueen” Ian Bonhôte, Peter Ettedgui, Andee Ryder, Nick Taussig
“Stan & Ollie” Jon S. Baird, Faye Ward, Jeff Pope
“You Were Never Really Here” Lynne Ramsay, Rosa Attab, Pascal Caucheteux, James Wilson

Outstanding Debut By A British Writer, Director Or Producer:
“Apostasy” Daniel Kokotajlo (Writer/Director)
WINNER – “Beast” Michael Pearce (Writer/Director), Lauren Dark (Producer)
“A Cambodian Spring” Chris Kelly (Writer/Director/Producer)
“Pili” Leanne Welham (Writer/Director), Sophie Harman (Producer)
“Ray & Liz” Richard Billingham (Writer/Director), Jacqui Davies (Producer)
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Celebrate National Pizza Day 2019

Today is National Pizza Day my friends and I am here to help assist in regaling the glories of this delicious food item. I’m sure you’ll agree that it’s one of the best creations to come to be and without question it remains one of my very favorite things to eat. Living in Brooklyn is awesome based on just how many quality pizzerias there are to choose from which bring to mind our featured photo that I am sharing from our Official Instagram.

About The Photo: This photo was actually shot this past Wednesday when I had an event to attend at Saint Vitus Bar in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Every time that I am in Greenpoint, I try to make a stop at the nearby Triangolo Pizza shop as its only a few blocks away from the venue. It’s generally a good idea since these events often lead to consuming a few beers but on this particular night I was just hungry. I took my bite and realized that I needed a photo for Yelp and Swarm and of course Instagram so I snapped this one late but not too late as you can see. I actually wasn’t planning on eating pizza today at all since I’ve not only had a lot of it recently but I’ve also made a lot of it when I didn’t feel like going out. I also had leftover Chinese Food that I needed to use before it went bad as I hate wasting food.

Will you be enjoying a slice or two at your friendly neighborhood pizza shop? As a New Yorker, I’d be interested in knowing where you go and what you think of them since I can use the information as recon. Of course you out of town readers can give a shout out to your favorite pizzeria in your locality as well. I have to think that they’d like the free promotion. See you next time.

Now Playing: “Lego Movie 2: The Second Part” in Theaters Everywhere (2/8/2019)

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I’ve been keeping pace with the visuals and clips from the “Lego Movie 2: The Second Part” feature and will refer you to its second trailer HERE first in the event you haven’t seen it.

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The Plot: It’s been five years since the events of Taco Tuesday and the Duplo invaders have made Bricksburg into a post apocalyptic wasteland. Emmet pretends everything is still awesome, unlike everyone else. When a new invader named Sweet Mayhem comes and kidnaps all his friends including Wyldstyle, Emmet must go into space and rescue them.
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Examining Bandai’s Big Hero 6 “Squish-To-Fit” Baymax

I think it’s pretty safe to say that everyone who sees the hit film “Big Hero 6” loves the character of Baymax who is the hero of this animated feature. I recently got my hands on one of the cool products available by Bandai and opened it up to offer you this little overview. Let’s take a look. I apologize for this being a still photography “unboxing” but I didn’t have the proper set up for me to do otherwise at the moment.

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Behold the “Squish-To-Fit” Baymax which as you see comes with a miniature squishable version of the robot, two suits of armor and a vehicle. Here is the front and back of the packaging that you’ll find on the shelves.

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