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Cradle of Filth – Webster Hall, NYC

Its been almost five years since Cradle of Filth has toured the United States. The last attempt at a tour was cancelled due to visa related issues, but this time only the first four shows were cancelled and members of the British metal band were able to make their way through the US and Canada with support from Ne Obliviscaris and the Butcher Babies.

After the Philadelphia show was cancelled, I made my way into New York City to see the final stop of the tour at Webster Hall. While I have seen COF live many times, this was my first time seeing the supporting acts and was my first time at Webster Hall.

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Project Stalker

This project started over 10 years ago with the intention of creating a fun custom sports car based on a Corvette. My goal was to have very few original GM parts left, making the car look and drive like nothing else on the road. It began life as a pretty plain 1988 C4 Chevrolet Corvette…

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2012 Greenwich Concours D’Elegance

Listed in 1,000 Places to See Before You Die, Greenwich is unique, in that it is actually two concours, back-to-back. Saturday’s Concours Americana is exclusively for American makes, while Sunday’s Concours International is exclusively for imported marques. In addition, the Greenwich Concours is also the site of a major auction by Bonhams of significant collectors’ cars and automobilia from the collections of several prominent collectors.

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Generation Narcissist

A few days ago I stumbled upon a great article written by a child psychiatrist, Dr. Keith Ablow.  It talks about the newest generation of kids having such an inflated ego due to social media sites, realistic gaming, and societies overall attempt to lessen the significance of winners and losers.  Having spent just about every day of my life working with kids after graduating from college, I would say that the doctor is spot on in his assessment and his reasoning.  While I have no kids of my own, I found this article to be a great read… and hope you will too. This is a passage written by a Dr. Keith Ablow who is  a psychiatrist and member of the Fox News Medical A-Team.   The complete article can be found HERE. On Facebook, young people can fool themselves into thinking they have hundreds or thousands of “friends.” They can delete unflattering comments. They can block anyone who disagrees with them or pokes holes in their inflated self-esteem. They can choose to show the world only flattering, sexy or funny photographs of themselves (dozens of albums full, by the way), “speak” in pithy short posts

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Whirlwind Trip Through Scandinavia

Timing is everything right? Hurricane Sandy hit New Jersey on Monday and Tuesday leaving the entire state paralyzed and I was scheduled to fly to Norway on Thursday. Thankfully Newark Airport opened back up just in time for the flight over the Atlantic.

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