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Taylor Swift Breaks Vevo 100M Views Record

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The Press Release:
On Sunday, Vevo confirmed that Taylor Swift’s “ME!” had broken the record for most views in 24 hours. Today, Vevo can confirm that “ME!” is now the fastest video to reach 100 million views.

The video for “ME!” featuring Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco eclipses records formerly set by Ariana Grande’s “thank u, next” and Taylor’s very own “Look What you Made Me Do.” This feat was managed in 79 hours following the release of the video on Friday, April 26th.

JP Evangelista, Vevo SVP of Content, Programing & Marketing said, “Taylor has consistently demonstrated the ability to break records on Vevo. She continues to expand upon a deep history of incredibly striking audio-visual work. Likewise, director Dave Meyers continues a storied career as one of the premier music video directors in our industry. On behalf of the Vevo family, we congratulate Taylor Swift & Republic Records on yet another historic accomplishment.”

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Piercing Ken Thoughts: Now despite my not being among the fans of Taylor Swift since I like my music a lot heavier, I have to say that this is an incredible accomplishment for a single video clip. YouTube is one of the hardest places to build up a following these days but it doesn’t surprise me when it comes to Taylor because she works really hard on her craft and has a bankroll to bring in the most talented people in the industry to get things done. I did enjoy the clever playfulness and special effects in this clip and wish that I had the budget to do magnificent things with my own two channels for “The Chronicles” and PiercingMetal but alas – I don’t. What did you think about this clip and the milestone? Please feel free to chime in down below in the comments section. See you again soon.

Official Website: http://www.taylorswift.com

Getting My Spice On @ NYC Hot Sauce Expo 2019: Part 1

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The hot sauce fanatics of our Media Metropolis were looking forward to this years event for sure and I was happy to participate this past weekend. I signed myself up for the Saturday session of the NYC Hot Sauce Expo and was stoked as all heck to be a part of its 7th Annual Expo and to catch up with friends that I only manage to see here. Based on the need to try the samples with one hand, I decided to mostly phone photo this presentation and I am only going to talk every now and again so I hope you enjoy it all. Here we go.

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I’m going to stop here with my exploration of the NYCHSE but stay tuned for some more once the fire that is inside me has subsided. I had such a good time today and cannot wait to share some more with you. To make sure that you remain in the know, I’ve culled together a number of links to the vendors discussed in this chapter so please do click through to their websites. You’ll learn what else they have and where to purchase it all. Remember that “The Chronicles Of Piercing Ken” is very active on the social networks and will be sharing a number of visuals and thoughts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram so be sure to follow us. See you soon.

Official Websites:
NYC Hot Sauce Expo: http://nychotsauceexpo.com
High River Sauces: http://www.highriversauces.com
Acey Slade: https://www.instagram.com/aceyslade/
Chris Caffery: http://www.chriscaffery.com
Dead Sled Coffee: http://www.deadsledcoffee.com

Caffeine Fixations @ NY Coffee Festival 2018 (Part 2)

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Greetings my caffeine loving readers, I am back with the second chapter or dare I say “second cup” of coverage from this years New York Coffee Festival and I am glad that you are joining me once again here at “The Chronicles”. My first examination can be found HERE for those who missed it, and as expected I will be picking up from where I left off. I went up to the second flood for the first bunch of photos to see the varied vendors that were up there.

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Continue reading Caffeine Fixations @ NY Coffee Festival 2018 (Part 2)

Caffeine Fixations @ NY Coffee Festival 2018 (Part 1)

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As a coffee drinker since the age of REDACTED I was really excited to be adding the New York Coffee Festival to my list of food related events being covered by “The Chronicles” of Piercing Ken. As longer tenured readers know, we cover both the NYC Hot Sauce Expo and the Summer Fancy Food Show already and if the newbie site visitors wish to examine those narratives they can just click the highlighted text to be brought to this years event for each of them.

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Continue reading Caffeine Fixations @ NY Coffee Festival 2018 (Part 1)

Exploring The Toy Insider’s “Holiday Of Play” 2018: Part 2

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Hello again my friends and welcome back to another chapter of my exploration of the 2018 Toy Insider “Holiday Of Play”. As I’ve mentioned before, this annual event is super duper exclusive so we are honored to participate. I’ll pick up where I left off and speak occasionally while letting the images do the talking. Let’s play.

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Continue reading Exploring The Toy Insider’s “Holiday Of Play” 2018: Part 2