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 🙂
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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.
It was almost Halloween and only a few short weeks after the NY Comic Con that I documented HERE over on PiercingMetal and that meant that it was now the PDN Photoplus Expo’s turn to take over the Javits Center. This was my second year attending and I would take this adventure with my good buddy Skeleton Pete.
For the most part this post will be one of photos only and I will admit to paying a little bit more attention to some of the models that we chanced upon. So without any further adieu, here we go.
It was just about a year ago when I was walking down Broadway on my way to see a publicity rep of note that I discovered a public art display that was really interesting. They called it the Sidewalk Catwalk or something of that nature and it was the kind of thing that made me glad that I almost always carry some kind of camera with me on my NYC wanderings. You truly never know what you are going to see during the course of the day in this amazing city. That brings me to this next blog posting, “The Figurations of the Fashion District”. The journey begins here on 36th Street and Broadway. The sign below comes from a few blocks lower of course but I added it here for dramatic effect.
Readers of my PiercingMetal.com site know full well that I see a LOT of concerts with journalistic intent in mind but it is rare that I am actually the guest of another provider of similar entertainment. I sometimes kid with my fellow media peeps how my simply going to a show to just “enjoy it” was difficult and that I always felt compelled to bring some kind of visual image or story to the masses after the fact no matter who it was. That being said when our own Skeleton Pete was preparing to cover the Wanda Jackson/Imelda May show at Central Park’s Summerstage for his eponymous blog, I was more than happy to be the guest that came with his credentials. The show was free for this particular outdoor event, but there are ones that are pay to enter. Here is the marquee for the show.