A Glimpse Of The Expanded Idle Hands Bar NYC

A couple of years ago I toasted the second anniversary of the Idle Hands Bar that a few of my friends from the NYC Music Scene had opened up as I was so happy to find it being the success that it was in a metropolis where there is some king of bar at every turn. New folks to this particular posting can click HERE to update themselves and then continue along.

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As I cited in that posting, Idle Hands Bar was located downstairs at this address and quickly became the place to go for industry and fans alike after Metal shows and given its clientele and hosts, you could generally count on something Metal brewing within its walls.

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Happy Mother’s Day To Those Special Ladies In Our World :)

Today is Mother’s Day and it is the day to toast those wonderful women in our lives that we call Mom. The one who stood by us through thick and thin, supported our dreams even if they were ones that made her shake her head and kept us eating good things while advising of smaller portions as age hit us 🙂 Since I have this lifestyle blog, this year I decided to also post some flowers not only for my own Momma, but also for all of the women that I have come to know over the years who have this title of honor and to reflect with a smile on those Mother’s who have left us. The lack of the winning lottery ticket prevents real flowers from reaching all of you individually, so this will have to suffice 🙂

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Oh so what is this last photo then? Well, this is a toast to the Grandmother’s Mary and Jane who have both passed on from this plane but never from my heart and mind. Both of these things were on each of their kitchen stoves and that is where they reside now in my own Casa Ken. I like to think that they are guiding my cooking hand and offering up a little bit of culinary wisdom when I do my thing on this appliance. I also realize that the flash used for the image shows me that the back wall needs a little scrubbing. No worries ladies I will get on that after pressing “post”.

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To all the Mothers of the world, please enjoy your day. Love you Mom 🙂 Thanks for everything you have done for me in my life.

Happy Star Wars Day 2014

“A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away….” – Those were the words that audiences across the land first experienced when the film “Star Wars” first opened in 1977 and today is the day that fans celebrate it.

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Today Is “Free Comic Book Day” 2014

I mentioned this yesterday on the PiercingMetal Musings Blog since we often talk about comic book and other related super-hero stuffs over there but to make sure all of the bases have been covered I am putting some of that copy over here for the fans of this blog. So here we go – “Attend to my words fellow Geeks and Fans of the printed page!!! Today is officially the “Free Comic Book Day” for 2014 and you should be as excited as all get out.

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Behind The Scenes With JKaufman Guitars @ 2014 NY Guitar Show & Exposition

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This past weekend I tried my hand at being a bit of a media rep/brand spokesman for my good friend Joe Kaufman who is the main Luthier for “Kaufman Guitars”. He had a table at the NY Guitar Show & Exposition and you can examine that coverage by clicking HERE once you are done with this additional narrative. This post has been compiled to show you the behind the scenes setting up stuff since I thought it would be fun to have for posterity. Check it out.

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This sure would be a drag me around like a walker day if we didn’t stop at Dunkin Donuts to bring a “Box Of Joe” along with us. Of course we mighty have been better off grabbing this closer to the venue but who thinks about things in a sensible fashion at 6:30am when we left. Coffee never tasted so good once we arrived.

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Now it was time to get all of the stuff out of the car and into the booth to assemble for the attendees that passed us by to be wowed.

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kaufman guitars, ny guitar show and exposition 2016, kaufman guitars 2016

kaufman guitars, ny guitar show and exposition 2016, kaufman guitars 2016

The booth is now assembled. Not a bad job right? Some booths set up with the table in the front but Joe wanted to patrons to be able to come into the booth and give a sample to the wares.

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Let’s take a closer look at some of the creations of JKaufman Guitars. Really unique looking and sounding stuff.

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kaufman guitars, ny guitar show and exposition 2016, kaufman guitars 2016

kaufman guitars, ny guitar show and exposition 2016, kaufman guitars 2016

kaufman guitars, ny guitar show and exposition 2016, kaufman guitars 2016

kaufman guitars, ny guitar show and exposition 2016, kaufman guitars 2016

kaufman guitars, ny guitar show and exposition 2016, kaufman guitars 2016

kaufman guitars, ny guitar show and exposition 2016, kaufman guitars 2016

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You might not have been able to tell via the above image but look I am 100% official today. Nice looking shirt for sure. I think I will keep it. This is also a great way to show off my Exhibitor badge with you.

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Joe had brought along some vintage effects to sell out from his own personal collection and also for someone who asked if he would help get them to new musical homes. As a drummer, the actual awesomeness about these next few images is lost on me but I wanted to share them with you.

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kaufman guitars, ny guitar show and exposition 2016, kaufman guitars 2016

As we attended to the numerous passerby at the Expo, I ran into some friends of mine and let Joe give them a quick overview of the product line. Hee is Rocky Schiano of Street Sounds NYC. You might recognize his name from those “Gretsch Day” events at his shop. Here’s an example of that event in this bit of coverage from 2011 – Click HERE.

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kaufman guitars, ny guitar show and exposition 2016, kaufman guitars 2016

kaufman guitars, ny guitar show and exposition 2016, kaufman guitars 2016

It was a great day for meeting people and trying to find those musicians who wanted to take home one of Joe’s creations. To see my full observations from the NY Guitar Show & Exposition just click HERE to see the pair of posts that I did on PiercingMetal. Until next time.

Official Website: http://jkaufmanguitars.com/
Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/joekaufmanguitars/

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