Sunday, November 30, 2008
Heavy Gun loves VERY interesting people and this lady definitely fits the bill! She's uber smart, uber young and uber successful. She's the owner of Savvy Salon, an ultra hip yet still down to earth Salon.
HG:How would your best friend describe what you do?
What I love!
HG:What motivated you to open your own store?
HG:Unfortunately not very many people ever allow themselves the freedom to tap into their true passions. Many people just go to a job they hate everyday, what made you different?
I started my education in nursing school. found myself making excuses for my choice, knew it wasn't right. I love to help/nurture people and utilize many components from my nursing career to make my career choice more beautiful :) style although ever changing is a timeless gifts it fuels my passion!
HG: If you weren’t doing this what would you be doing?
Probably in NYC doing some sort styling
HG:If you could bring two people into your life to learn from, past or present who would those people be?
beck on being prolific/ great grandmother Virgina for her love of shoes and fashion. she passed when i was 2, i am often compared to her.
HG:Give me the names of some music you are listening to now- the ones you are
playing-out. Oh and, is there anything that you love but cannot play in the store?
sia, kayne, zero 7, cut copy, vhs or beta I love and appreciate all music! I am blessed to have a "music mentor" paul reiken who inspires me with fresh tunes! because we are a family friendly salon I opt for edited versions
HG:And, the worst thing about owning your own business is??? And, the best thing is???
worst/managing personalities, discernment, taxes :) best/inspiring, growing surroundings, impacting the beauty industry, strength as a team
HG:My best friend has been living all over the place due to his foreign affairs major and
right now he is in Mauritius Africa and has to be there for two years so anyway, I saw
his little sister the other day and she’s all grown up now and she wants to be a
designer; long story short, I’m taking over big brother duties for a while. So…
What is the best advice could you give young ladies that are aspiring to do something in their life that is out of the norm?
Set goals, surround yourself with positive people who are already living their similar dream, show up, always be the best version of yourself! (ASK) Always, Seek, Knowledge! email me :)
HG:I have a friend that works in a hair salon (her name is Katie too) and she is always saying that the type of products you put in your hair make a big difference. Do you think that people understand the importance of hair care?
at my salon everyone understands hair care. with each service comes a lesson. it is not that the over the counter products are the worst thing you could do, they are impure. i could ramble on about chemicals and philosophies if you wanted:). the most important thing is that professional products are compressed so fewer products is needed. when used correctly, its not that much more $ and lasts longer!
HG:How quickly do hairstyles change and what do you think the biggest motivator for this change is: musicians, TV stars, street culture, or???
biggest influence is media for guests and some stylist. personally- architecture, art, music, history, and earth
HG:Ok, I might get in trouble for this one but… Seems to me that Michelle Obama could use a bit more style when it comes to the hair. If President elect’s wife Michelle came in Savvy Salon and said, “HOOK ME UP LADIES” what would you do to her?
(you are funny) Our concept of styling is this head shape as our guide and hair texture as our fabric. using primary elements of design (square, circle, triangle) as our balance bwtn shape and texture. we create tailored designs that compliment naturally given beauty! Michelle Obama just needs a savvy polish!!
823 Broad Ripple Avenue,
Indianapolis, IN 46220
hours of operation: mon 12-8 tues 10-8 wed 10-10 thurs 10-8 fri 10-8 sat 9-4
Savvy Salon myspace
Friday, November 28, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
I thought his album Redemption was HARD back in the day...I was the only person in Indianapolis who bought it!!! Even tho I didn't understand what the hell he was talking about, I still loved this guy..He did have the hardest Wu-Tang video tho!!!
My boy Max B....this dude is awesome...he sings and raps!!! Check out the videos below...his laugh is classic!!! We sip Grand Cru Ooooowwwwww!
3. Project Pat
All Classic Material!!! Dudes hook game was the BEST!!! North! North!
2. Gucci Mane-
This is my dude! I just wish he could stay out of jail! The reason he is so high on the list is because of his freestyles(Greatness)! How can you hate Gucci. His music is so sincere.
AND THE WINNER IS......
Cam'ron off wax antics are enough for me to put him 1st on the list...forget his music (which is AWESOME!)From wearing pink to feuding with 50 Cent...this guy never disappoints and is always ENTERTAINING!!! Examples below! ALL CLASSIC!
Feud with 50
Curtis part 1& 2
Movies (Killa Season)
Cam being Cam
CAM is the G.O.A.T
ok...I'll admit...I've never seen this show...PLEASE...spare me the "I can't believe you haven't watched Entourage" in your whiny bitch voice...Thanks!... this dude Ari is awesome...I know so many "pseudo"manager, A&R-ish white guys that try to act like this. Now I see their inspiration. If someone has this on DVD... hook a brother up...or I WILL download this...illegally.
man... I haven't seen a lot of shit that people say is "required viewing" to get into the "cool people" club. I'm especially lacking in the "required viewing"for the "REAL NIGGA"club ...Grey let's make a blog on things you must now how to do or have seen to get into the "REAL NIGGA" club! That would be fun.
example: I'm black and I don't know how to play spades. There I said it. FUCK YOU BLACK PEOPLE AND YOUR SILLY GOD-DAMN CARD GAMES!!!
Thursday, November 20, 2008
"There is a delicious irony in seeing private luxury jets flying into Washington, D.C., and people coming off of them with tin cups in their hand, saying that they're going to be trimming down and streamlining their businesses," Rep. Gary Ackerman, D-New York, told the chief executive officers of Ford, Chrysler and General Motors at a hearing of the House Financial Services Committee.
"It's almost like seeing a guy show up at the soup kitchen in high hat and tuxedo. It kind of makes you a little bit suspicious."
He added, "couldn't you all have downgraded to first class or jet-pooled or something to get here? It would have at least sent a message that you do get it."
Chrysler CEO Robert Nardelli, left, and Ford CEO Alan Mulally testify on Capitol Hill on Wednesday
The executives -- Alan Mulally of Ford, Robert Nardelli of Chrysler and Richard Wagoner of GM -- were seeking support for a $25 billion loan package. Later Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid reversed plans to hold a test vote on the measure.
An aide told CNN that Reid decided to cancel the test vote when it became clear the measure would fall well short of the 60 votes needed. Reid did, however, make a procedural move that could allow a vote on a compromise, which several senators from auto-producing states were feverishly trying to craft.
At Wednesday's hearing, Rep. Brad Sherman, D-California, pressed the private-jet issue, asking the three CEOs to "raise their hand if they flew here commercial."
"Let the record show, no hands went up," Sherman said. "Second, I'm going to ask you to raise your hand if you are planning to sell your jet in place now and fly back commercial. Let the record show, no hands went up."
The executives did not specifically respond to those remarks. In their testimony, they said they are streamlining business operations in general. Watch Nardelli ask for help »
When contacted by CNN, the three auto companies defended the CEOs' travel as standard procedure.
Like many other major corporations, all three have policies requiring their CEOs to travel in private jets for safety reasons.
for more click here CNN
A friend of mine asked me to send her a, "what I'm listen ting to right now list" because I have like the best musical taste ever (lol). So I decided to make it a new section of HeavyGun! Alright!
: I miss someone.
, This is Forever: About the same as the first one- cool.
Kanye West: New leaked tracks were he's singing- awesome
MGNT: I still love "kids"
Bloc Party, Intamacy: My Mercury!
Arcadia Fire, Neon Bibble
Ghost Land Observatory: Oh I have to put this on the list! (thanks Ryan & Emily)
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
The man responsible for the now iconic Andrea The Giant propaganda style posters is the same man the created the design look and direction for our new President. Can you believe that a street artist aka a vandalistic criminal was given the chance to design for the Presidency! Cool Ass Shit!
I found this info check it out,SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION has its way, a giant fine art version of SHEPARD FAIREY’s iconic portrait of the now-president elect BARACK OBAMA will enter the collection of its NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY as the first official fine art rendering of the future president. The only hitch? Money. The $75,000 price tag for the piece, which was created by Fairey as the centerpiece of his “Manifest Hope” Obama art show that took place in Denver during this year’s DNC, must be raised through donations, though word on the street is that the museum is close to meeting this figure. As if having a street artist with a criminal record branding a presidential campaign weren’t enough, this move can definitely be filed under the headers of “Hope,” and “Progress.”
Gnosis Store and Gallery x Grey Granite
Not sure If you knew this but…
GNOSIS HAS MOVED! and GREY’S ART IS THERE!
From NOW until NOV 29th you can see my new art project “the COOL and the CONS” at Gnosis Store and Gallery. Four of best artist in Indy and my good friends got down for the final First Fidays art showing at the Gnosis Gallery at the Murphy Building on November 1st and now they have moved to Broad Ripple right on the main strip! So stop in and check out the toys and the art.
Below are a few photos of our works prices range from 20-20,000.
Art works by Grey Granite (TheLightsYou), Nomad, Ben & Dan (subsurface), and Yeti One
Gnosis Store and Gallery
Check’em out online
Tuesday NOV 18 at the Vogue "Rapture" and "VHS or Beta" (also dope) will be having their band DEE JAYS playing! Not really sure what to expect but hey, It's GOOD music plus it's Free!
Party with ACTION JACKSON after!
see the real video here
Sunday, November 16, 2008
When I was in San Francisco a couple months ago I made it a must to walk to the San Fransisco Museum of Modern Art. They were running an exhibit on Modern Asian Artist. This Artist caught my eye. He had a piece that I wanted to show you but I couldn't find it online anywhere! He creates these scary blobs of human confusion and angst.
YANG SHAO BIN
Yang Shao Bin was born in 1963 in Tangshan, Heibei Province, China. In 1983 he graduated from the Polytechnical University, Hebei, and in 1991 he moved to the artist village at Yuanmingyuan, Beijing. Finally, in 1995 he settled at Tonxian, a suburb of Beijing.Yang's work has been exhibited in a wide variety of solo and group exhibitions at numerous international galleries and museums. His works are also included in many prestigious private collections including those of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (USA), Modern Art Center (Milano, Italy), Graz Museum (Austria), Raum fur kunst und Musik Dusseldorf (Germany), and the Cartier foundation (France).
Eco-fashion turns trash trendy 3:14Designers turn industrial waste into unique, eco-friendly accessories.
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Saturday, November 15, 2008
download the E.P >>>>HERE<<<<
I just got done listening to this just now! Indy producer 25 Lighters unleashes his first of two instrumental albums online for FREE!Download this! It's a very enjoyable and eclectic assortment of tunes. Just hit play and let it ride.It won't disappoint.
To find out more about 25 or get at him for some joints visit http://www.myspace.com/twentyfivelighters
Friday, November 14, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
BLACK MILK- Give The Drummer Sum
dope beat...check...dope verses...check...dope visuals...check...ladies....check!!!
this my friend is a GOOD rap video!
go get Black Milk's old album before you cop his new one...here is the>>>> link<<<<
i have the new one but haven't given it a thorough listen yet...i'll get back to you with the verdict
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Man...I've really been upset(aka hating) on the joints off of Kanye's New Album "808's & Heartbreak". But this song is tight (Auto-Tune and everything!!!) I'm still not sold on this album but at least I can't say it's not going to have some jams on it! RAPPER SIDE NOTE!!! Why is this the ONLY Superstar in Hip-Hop who can actually be HONEST & HEARTFELT on a track*!!! Hip-Hop NEEDS more HONESTY & REAL HEART!!!! Download this RIGHT NOW!!! Sorry I hated Ye...
*add Andre 3000 to that list
Puma never ceases to bring stylish sneakers to their line up. The Hooper NM is a perfect example. Puma took advantage of its brand heritage by reintroducing the upper of the “Sailor” on vulcanized tooling. From the nylon weave and cross stitching to the classic lines and sleek design, this sneaker looks great. Plus, the versatility of the sneaker is on point. They can be rocked with jeans or even a more dressed up look.
Masaru Tatsuki spent ten years documenting Japan's decotora-truck subculture. Decotora rigs - embellished with neon lights, chrome extensions, and backlit graphics - resemble giant slot machines or 1950s-era jukeboxes. In addition to his stunning images this over-the-top aesthetic of light and color, Tatsuki has created psychologically-rich portraits of the drivers and their families. Decotora culture represents a masculinity that is dying out in Japan, according to Tatsuki. The artist describes the trucks as highly-embellished tools, which carry products to market by day. At night their interiors - which usually include at least one chandelier - become diminutive, mobile palaces. Tatsuki's "Decotora: Japanese Art Truck Scene" was recently released by Little More.
Buy Masaru Tatsuki 's book, "Decotora" at the Photo-Eye website
Monday, November 10, 2008
Blood For Dracula (1974) - Trailer
One of those crazy ass flicks only grey will watch.
I rember seeing this on TV when I was a kid, It was one of those sick days where you slept all day due to a cold therefore you couldnt sleep that night so your up watching tv at like 2am. Man all types of crazy stuff was on back then and this movie hits near the top of that list.
In one scene our hero decides the only way to save a 14 year old virgin girl from the desprate advances of the Count Draclua is to rape her. WTF! But wait, Dracula's virgin blood lust cant be stoped, as soon as they leave the scene Dracula slithers in and see the pool of hot virgin sex cherry pop'd blood on the floor and bends down to drink it! MEGA WTF! Then arms and legs get cut off (awesome) and bla bla bla...
ps also see Flesh for Frankienstien
A sickly and dying Count Dracula, who must drink virgin blood to survive, travels from Transylvania to Italy. With a shortage of virgins in Romania and thinking he will be more likely to find a virgin in a Catholic country, Dracula befriends Marchese di Fiori (played by de Sica), an impecunious Italian landowner who, with a lavish estate falling into decline, is willing to marry off one of his four daughters to the wealthy aristocrat.
Of di Fiori's four daughters, two regularly enjoy the sexual services of Mario, the estate handyman (played by Dallesandro), a Marxist with a hammer and sickle painted on his bedroom wall. The youngest and eldest daughters are virgins, but the latter is thought too plain to be offered for marriage, and the youngest is only fourteen years old. Dracula obtains assurances that all the daughters are virgins and drinks the blood of the two who are considered marriageable. However, both are non-virgins and their tainted blood make Dracula ill. Mario realizes the danger to the youngest daughter in time and rapes her ostensibly for her own protection. But in the meantime Dracula has drunk the blood of the eldest daughter, turning her into a vampire. After more carnage, the peasant Mario commands the estate.
I love these late 70's- 80's "car of the future" automobiles. Man... they were on to something! Car design in the past 8 or 5 years have been in a slump- it's like we got to the future and decided, "hey- we're here! So now we can stop designing and creating for it". NOT cool people NOT cool.
I do however like the look of the Toyota FJ Crusier. It has a splash of innovation here and there, not fond of the white top at all though.
The Porsche Tapiro was designed in 1970 by Giorgetto Giugiaro of Ital Design. It was Giugiaro's 4th prototype at Ital and one of his favourite at the time. It was based on the Porsche 914/6 platform and featured a mid mounted 2.4 litre flat 6 cylinder Porsche engine, giving 220 bhp and 7200 rpm. There car had gullwing doors and the profile of the windscreen was almost the same angle as the bonnet. It's dimensions were 4060 mm long, 1760 mm wide and 1110 mm high.
Friday, November 7, 2008
Admission is FREE!!! Come check out (and BUY!!!) some cool art!!!!
6-12 @ the Murphy Building in Fountain Square
1047-1053 Virginia Avenue
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Exhibit A (Transformations) download it here
This is one artist that makes me believe Hip-Hop still has fire in her belly. His music is really strange tho. I either LOVE it or HATE it. No in between. This song is on the LOVE side. If you want to hear more of his music google him.He has A LOT of music available on-line. Oh did I mention Just Blaze produced this.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 7
First Friday's @ Fountain Sq- Murphy Building
The Cult Creators & Subsurface ARTSHOWCASE
Grey and his Famous Friends will be unleashing a new Art project!
It's free- but my paintings are not.
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 8 (The DAY)
Grey will be wild'n out at the Front Page (New York & Mass Ave)
The only True HipHop spot left in Indy.
I think Dee Jay MetroGnome will be doing an OUTKAST set- so all you Kast fans better be there!
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 9
Grey’s B-Day Bash @Birdy’s
11-09-2008 7:15 at
2131 E. 71st St., Indianapolis, Indiana 46220
This will be an all new show
Grey will be performing with J. Brookinz creating & amplifying the Beats and MetroGnome scratching and spinning