So last weekend I had the pleasure of attending the opening of an event that presented the photography of Ville Juurikkala with “Islander” and you can enjoy that narrative HERE. It was held at the Ivana Helsinki NYC Concept Shop and this is a store that focuses on and specializes in things that are Finnish in nature.
Hey there my fellow photographically inclined maniacs. It was once again time for the PDN Photoplus Expo to take over the Javits Center and since this traditionally seems to follow the absolute chaos of the NY Comic Con that I cover on PiercingMetal (link HERE FYI); I like to attend and wander the exposition floor to relax a little and see what is coming out.
Canon had a nice learning stage with lectures and demonstrations. From a bit of a distance I tried to snap shots of the model that they were using today.
I’ve mentioned my wanting to share the occasional “other” music review with the readers of my side blog because I do periodically get to see things that fall outside of my normal criteria as the PiercingMetal Master and Commander. You see, while I do tend to make room for Progressive Rock over on that site, there are sometimes cases where you see a performance that does not fit in at all with your standard theme. Despite this, the group still merits some thoughts and the sharing of any of the images that you snared.
Such would be the case with the Irish group Clannad whose music while never completely followed over the course of my life, has always managed to bring a smile whenever it was heard on the radio or when surfing around the Internet. The group actually is rather famous and when Skeleton Pete said he was going to the show, I decided to see about attending myself.
The show would be held at The Concert Hall, located inside the NY Society for Ethical Culture and readers of my PiercingMetal.com site might recall how I have been to this space for the group Renaissance a few times already. I would actually be planning to see them here in a couple of weeks, but that is a story for another posting.
Every year for as long as I can remember, my neighborhood of Bay Ridge Brooklyn has what they call “The Third Avenue Festival” and what this amounts to is a couple of mile strip of food carts, shopping booths and various musical presentations of assorted genre specifications. With that being said, this year I wandered the festival very quickly but made sure to stop for a few songs that were being done by the band Prodigal Child. I’ve known the band for years, and especially its members The Riddles, who I remember from The City Kids (a band that dominated the local music scene more than thirty years ago and whose name still resonates with respectful tales). Anyway, this band rocks the socks and always fun to see in action. They deliver the best in Classic Rock and get you on your feet or playing that air guitar and drums. By the way this is a strictly photo gallery posting with limited text so enjoy the visuals from their set with limited banter from yours truly 🙂
I went upstate for a couple of days to visit some friends and to have a little decompression time from the madness of the Big Apple and the frenetic pace that I have been keeping. After having some great dinner my buddy and I hit a couple of bars before deciding to settle on Billy Joe’s Rib Works to take in the nice waterfront night and kick back a number of cold beers. This place is great as far as a bar is concerned and while I have not yet tried the food, it sure smelled good to me. After finding a place right near the balcony’s edge where you could see the water, the band started playing and their name was Ten Year Vamp.