Incendiary Doings @ NYC Hot Sauce Expo 2018

It seems like only yesterday that we were heading over to Williamsburg for the 1st Annual NYC Hot Sauce Expo which was a brand-new event started by our friends over at High River Sauces. That was six years ago and while the first couple of events were discussed on my PiercingMetal.com website, I’ve been keeping them here as a part of the Lifestyle vibe that you get with “The Chronicles” for the last few years.

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With this being the sixth such expo for me, I will admit that its gotten a little tricky in how to deliver the fun to your device of choice so I am just going to walk around and see what I see and snap what I snap.  The links at the bottom will take you to a number of vendors and their wares.  Let’s go.

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Spotify Transports NYC Commuters to Mars with Immersive David Bowie Subway Takeover

I don’t generally repeat the same post that I would load onto PiercingMetal.com but with this special circumstance I will do just that. Check it out.

The Press Release:
Although he hailed from London, music icon David Bowie spent the majority of his life living in, and falling for, New York City. After moving across the pond, he was welcomed to the City with open arms, and soon came to call himself a New Yorker. In the way that Bowie discovered his adopted city, Spotify is giving music lovers the opportunity to go on a journey through the immersive David Bowie Subway Takeover exploring the musician’s influence on music, fashion, culture, and the city that he loved.

David Bowie is, organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, has been up since March at the Brooklyn Museum and honors Bowie’s life, art, and work. In a larger-than-life extension of the exhibition, Spotify is transforming New York City’s Broadway-Lafayette subway station into an underground takeover that pays tribute to the legendary works and sensational life of the musical icon. Fans and visitors can be awed while exploring the Broadway-Lafayette station from Tuesday, April 17 until Sunday, May 13.
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PiercingMetal Hits It’s “Lucky” 13th Anniversary (2005-2018)

Today is the day that my PiercingMetal.com website was official launched. I’ve been at this for a little over fifteen years in full, but the PiercingMetal outlets birthday is today when we went public with its existence. Click the photo below for some musings on the process and the changes from over the years. The image will bring you to that post for you to peruse. If you are a Chronicles Of Piercing Ken reader who is also enjoying the site that started it all for me, I say “Thank You So Much”. Click on…..

As usual with this sort of traffic redirection; the means to add a comment has been disabled on this post and instead I encourage that comments be left on the post on the other site if you are compelled to do so. I’ve also listed all of the PiercingMetal Social Networks for you to peruse if you’d like to see what we are doing with them.

Official Facebook
Official Instagram
Official Twitter
Official YouTube Channel
Official Google+

“Good Friday” Eats @ Pho Hoai Bay Ridge

We are smack dab in the middle of the Easter weekend and with this being a holiday that I celebrate as a card-carrying Catholic, I do my best to fast on Good Friday and have one meal only. It’s also stressed that no meat be involved so keeping it to fish is what I always try to do on this particular day. After my morning coffee, I did my best to distract myself from any noshing or bites of this and that by working on photos and such. When it came to finally getting something to eat, I had decided upon the nearby Pho Hoai Vietnamese restaurant in my Bay Ridge neighborhood and since I LOVE showcasing food here on The Chronicles, wanted to share my selections with you all.

Let’s start off with the appetizers of crispy calamari. They make a nice batch of the stuff but its not like the crispy squid in garlic sauce that I love to death from Nha Trang in Manhattan. They do serve it with a tasty gelatinous sort of dip but its not the same IMHO.

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Happy 16th Birthday To My Cat Spooke (3/24/2018)

Hello my friends, I am blogging today in celebration as its the Sweet Sixteenth birthday of my beloved black cat Spooke who was born in my previous apartment on this very day. Since this blog is about my own personal world in addition to my many media adventures I like to showcase her on the site at moments such as this. It’s been awesome to have her for so long and to know her actual birthday and while I’d say she was going to be spoiled today, she pretty much runs the apartment anyway so there isn’t much more that I can do. Maybe I will give her an extra treat or three after her supper.

For the annual photo I had to be a little clever as I didn’t manage to get the number candles that make this easier. Instead I “hid” half of my 2016 glasses that I used back then for a New Years Day photo 🙂 Spooke is still rather spry for her age and based on how cat years go she is “81”. She is still a very talkative cat and I am pretty sure that she has listened to more diverse Heavy Metal than many of my friends based on my other website pursuits. We only did this one photo today and now she is off to her favorite perch in the apartment near the window and radiator. I’ve stocked up on a bunch of the foods she likes the most and especially the ones with lots of gravy since she has been a gravy girl since her infancy. As far as new toys go, she doesn’t go crazy for them lately and only opts for knocking some of the balls around or carrying the catnip mouse. She probably does this when I am not here since the stuff is never in the same place as when I left. Okay, thanks for listening, I hope all of you readers with furry babies are spoiling yours as well since they are so important to our world. Spooke means the world to me and I love her very much.

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