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WeRoqq.com Interviews PiercingMetal’s Ken Pierce For “Media Star” Segment

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A little over a year and a half ago I had the pleasant opportunity to meet Shukmei Wong, one of the founders of WeRoqq PR.  The company is a New York based boutique publicity house and it was one of those coincidental nights where two random but like-minded paths just manage to cross.  The scene was at the Lit Lounge where I was able to party hearty with the mighty Amon Amarth who were in town to let the media listen to their newest album “Twilight Of The Thunder God” while WR’s Shukmei was checking out her friend’s band downstairs where the bands perform. The usual business card exchanging thing took place and over time we became allies in the media realm and good friends to boot. That’s never a bad thing in this hectic and often very difficult business.

Recently Shukmei contacted me about offering up my views on a few questions in their brand spanking new “Media Star” section. Shuky’s view of the section is to have the various players in the realm offer up insight that will be hopefully be viewed as both interesting and helpful to others who are braving this kind of passion. This was really an honor that I could not refuse and we really enjoyed helping Shuky to launch her new blog section. Check out the mini-interview and some of the other activity that WeRoqq.com is up to by clicking the link below.

http://blog.weroqq.com/2010/03/media-star-ken-pierce-from.html – Link No Longer Works (see below)
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Welcome to PiercingMetal Musings; The Official Blog of PiercingMetal.com

While I’ve been meaning to start this blog thing up for some time, therein lies the problem – the time to get it done properly and keep it interesting. I’m convinced that working a 9-5 job all day and then choosing to do the “Metal Media Guy” thing in the evening is not only going to cost me my sleep but also my sanity. Oh well, I guess we shall see what happens going forward. My plan for this blog is to outline some of the other thoughts that I come up with based on or around the Heavy Metal reviews website that I have had for a couple of years now, and the adventures that I sometimes have in running it. Let’s face it, not everything that happens in my day as a writer and photographer fall into the context of conventional review. If it works and interests some who have never heard of PiercingMetal.com before then fantastic, and on the other hand if it becomes merely a place to rant and vent about weird stuff that happens then I guess that is acceptable as well. I can’t focus too much on senseless worry as it clogs the creative process. I will do my best to get down to the business of living life as a music scribe, enjoying it, and delivering stories that I found interesting enough to tell. Perhaps I will add some topics that relate to the comic book medium or films since I am very interested in those but only the geek stuff. It might be a good idea to lead you to certain review content on the main website like the shows and since you cannot comment on those posts based on the hard coded HTML, the blog is the perfect place for you to lend me your thoughts. It’s going to be a constant work in progress I am thinking.

Blogging is something totally new to me as a creative resource but it sure seems to be getting popular as a way to do things. Some writers are hating it since they feel its unprofessional while others are embracing it. I am willing to give it a whirl in the hope that it directs more and more people to the existence of the core website. By the way, we are using WordPress as our medium now and for those who first found the blog under the Blogger angle, that was imported and appended to work in WordPress. The original Blogger account was deleted in full so should not cause any confusion and now all of the web traffic belongs to this domain. That’s never a bad thing. Enjoy the ride and please by all means leave us comments about what you love or hate the most.

UPDATE 8/1/2014: Since this post was originally presented to readers back in 2007, PiercingMetal.com has absorbed the sum total contents of the side blog presence making it all one big presentation and the explanation can be found on THIS LINK. We thank you for your interests in this blog for so many years and the same ideas once there exclusively will now be under one PiercingMetal roof.