Byronius Punk

I hope this is a blog on creativity, authenticity, and joy. On both the silly and the sublime. Reflection. Critique. Instigation. Ideally, it's ultimately about the human condition.


"It’s a great story and Piskor tells it immaculately well." – Bill Adler (co-author, Def Jam: The First 25 Years of the Last Great Record Label)

"In Ed Piskor’s Hip Hop Family Tree, readers get to experience the origins of rap music in a way like never before; they get to live it. They get to walk the streets of New York City, where in rented performance rooms with cobbled-together gear pioneers like DJ Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa, and Grandmaster Flash birthed a new art form." – Comics Alliance

"An avid lover of hip-hop music and superhero comic books from a young age, Ed Piskor has combined his two passions to create a remarkable reading experience…Hip Hop Family Tree imagines real-world events through the filter of 1980s Marvel Comics, bringing hip-hop visionaries to the page in a style that exaggerates their energy and style to capture the intensity of the music without having the beats." – AV Club

"The amount of research and history Piskor packs into this book is mind boggling." – Huffington Post

Hip Hop Family Tree Vols. 1-2: 1975-1983 Box Set
by Ed Piskor

248-page full color 9.125” x 13.25” softcover • $59.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-791-8

Due to arrive in about 2-4 weeks. Click on thumbnails for larger versions; get more info, see more previews, and pre-order your copy here:

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A day that begins with ‪#‎craftbeer‬ is always a good one, more so with ultra-rare ‪#‎beer‬! See what that feels like November 2 at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - ‪#‎Escondido‬ as we kickoff San Diego Beer Week in style with our RARE BEER BREAKFAST! INFO/TICKETS -…

Fascinating behind the scenes look at Kehinde Wiley’s show “An Economy of Grace”.  Ruminations and reflections on race, class, consumption, cultural agency, subjectivity, pride, hip hop politics …well, that’s my read, anyway. 

Soaps for dudes! Cake ‘n bacon, Scottish ale, and chocolate stout soaps, sent to me as a “just cuz you’re awesome gift” from friends.  Pretty good chance my friends are better than yours…


Your family, friends & even YOU will smell great after bathing with some BEER SOAP! Lots of scents available here…

Brewmaster Jack’s Ambrewsia, a funky full-bodied IPA, that is absurdly fragrant (very floral) with some aggressive bitterness and IPA punch.  

Trailer for Crafty Bastards: Beer in New England from the Mayflower to Modern Day, by Lauren Clark. 


Looking down on this Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout by @gooseislandbeer I get a little overwhelmed by the boozy bourbon aroma with tones of strong coffee and chocolate. Big aroma, bold taste! Booze, bourbon, coffee, chocolate, liquorice, viscous&creamy…everything you need in this type of beer and more! I’ve been craving this sought after Stout for a while and thanks to my friend @ithinkaboutbeer I got the chance of pouring it into my snifter. It surely didn’t dissapoint. Now I need more……😋🍻 #beer #drinkingcraft #crafty #Cheers #instabeerofficial #beerlover #beergeek #brewstagram #beerstagram #beerpic #craftbeer #drinkingcraftdotcom #instabeer #belgianbeergeek #beerporn #bcbcs #gooseisland #bourbon #stout #coffee

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Found Rico Sauvin last week, and what a delightful find it is!  My photo barely does it justice:  Passion is tattooed across Rico’s belly, just above a …I dunno, giant gooseberry or something emerging from his zipper.  He’s tweaking his own nipple, too.  He has HOPS tattooed above his knuckles on his left hand, maybe some Sauvignon Blanc grapes on his right arm and I’m pretty sure a mustache shaped like Nelson Sauvin hops.  This is ART Ladies and Gents.  

And the beer itself is a doozy: the double IPA-ness sneaks up on you, and even though the beer is cloudy, it does drink like a Sauvignon Blanc. A dry, wine-y slight tartness lingers on the palate. Never been confused between wine and hops, til now!


Amelia Martin - Buffalo 

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