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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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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.

Full Winners Of The 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards

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The winners are in for the 24th Annual Critics Choice Awards and while we didn’t get to watch the broadcast and see the prizes doled out; I wanted to be sure to include the rundown for those who also missed it and have been enjoying our regular shares of the assorted awards shows. I’ve left the other nominees in my list as well so you can see who they were up against. Let’s go through the list beginning with the winners of the film categories.

Best Picture:
Black Panther
BlacKkKlansman
The Favourite
First Man
Green Book
If Beale Street Could Talk
Mary Poppins Returns
WINNER: ROMA
A Star Is Born
Vice

Best Actor:
WINNER: Christian Bale, Vice
Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born
Willem Dafoe, At Eternity’s Gate
Ryan Gosling, First Man
Ethan Hawke, First Reformed
Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody
Viggo Mortensen, Green Book

Best Actress:
Yalitza Aparicio, ROMA
Emily Blunt, Mary Poppins Returns
TIE WINNER: Glenn Close, The Wife
Toni Collette, Hereditary
Olivia Colman, The Favourite
TIE WINNER: Lady Gaga, A Star Is Born
Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
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Full Winners Of 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards

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Last night, the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards were handed out for excellence in television and film for the previous year (in this case 2018). The program was hosted by Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh and while we couldn’t tune in based on covering a rousing Heavy Metal show for the PiercingMetal.com side of the fence, I present to you the full list of nominees and who won out at the end of the day. There were some nice surprises for sure. Check it out.

* Film *
Best Picture — Drama
Black Panther
BlacKkKlansman
WINNER – Bohemian Rhapsody
If Beale Street Could Talk
A Star Is Born

Best Picture — Comedy or Musical
Crazy Rich Asians
The Favourite
WINNER – Green Book
Mary Poppins Returns
Vice

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Drama
Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born
Willem Dafoe, At Eternity’s Gate
Lucas Hedges, Boy Erased
WINNER – Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody
John David Washington, BlacKkKlansman
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Piercing Ken’s “Best Of” 2018: Top Nine On Instagram

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Well how about that my friends, it appears as though we’ve once again arrived at the time where the Instagram “Top Nine” images are tabulated and that means you get to enjoy them as well. Over the course of 2018, I really was enjoying the use of Instagram as a social networking tool and I’m fairly certain that I used it a lot more than any of the other socials combined. The rundown will come after the image below so please take a gander. I figured that I’d offer up some background on them all.

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About These Visuals: Starting from the top left hand corner we’ve got my favorite girl Spooke the Black Cat and she actually made the Top Nice twice this year. The first one is from a vet visit for a quick check up and the other was just her chilling out on my office chair that she likes. There are two photos of me with the first one being from the Style Fashion Week step and repeat area while the other when I was dressed all Southern casual while visiting my family down South. The second row also features two images from the NY Empire State Tattoo Expo which I was honored to wander as a member of the lifestyle media. The extremely lovely ladies pictured from each in a left to right fashion are Ryan Ashley, Nikki Simpson (from an Inked tattoo reality program) and burlesque goddesses LuLu D’Vil, Bon Bon Cherry and Frankie Fictitious. Whew, such talent. The last row are two visuals from BroadwayCon which I attended for the very first time and loved it. Last but not least is a steaming plate of Polish food that my mother made when I was visiting down South. It was so danged good that I had seconds and you know what else was good? Our year in Instagram because I had a blast uploading and sharing all of these and so many more adventures with those who happen by. According to their tally, the account recieved 11.3K likes for the sum total of our 2,860 posted images. I believe we’ve grown by about 60 followers over the year to 681. Let’s see how much closer I can get to 1K on this account over the course of the soon to arrive 2019 year.

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