Category — i’m with the band
this is what we did friday…
and this is why….
our 2 greatest friends in country music reuniting for a tour together.
reunited…and it feels so good.
and when they asked us to work up the official logo for this epic tour…we knew it had to be nothing short of rockstar awesome.
no guts. no glory.
we channeled southern rock, old-school country, and ZZ top’s “i’m bad. i’m nationwide”
and then we decided to capture our own interpretation of the tour theme…
and you know us gypsies love our buckles….so we designed a couple o’ new ones…
both with custom engraving on the back…
we channeled badassery. we channeled the wild west. and then we wrapped up our high noon shoot…
we’ll be seeing y’all down the trail…and by trail, we mean we’ll see y’all down the road where we’ll be screaming our heads off like crazy teenagers at the locked and reloaded tour.
rock on, country rockstars.
January 21, 2013 15 Comments
one of our favorite things is the blues. i’m talking raw. gritty. deep down in your soul kind of blues. i’m talking ROOTS music.
growing up, mom and dad would take us to a little east texas hole-in-the-wall joint called auntie skinners in jefferson, texas…where we would watch authentic blues singers…everything from muddy waters’ hoochie coochie man and bb kings’ lucille to roaches in my kitchen (pretty sure this one was an east texas artist original).
which is why, as business owners, we donate to MUSIC MAKER RELieF foundation every year. in support of american roots musicians & the forgotten heroes of southern music.
“the blues is life.” – brownie mcghee
but there’s something about the blues. something about the way an artist who REALLY and truly feels the blues can express the lyrics. they don’t just sing the lyrics. they FEEL the lyrics.they LIVE the lyrics. they ARE the lyrics. there’s something about the gravel in their voice, the wrinkles in their face, the strength in their hands as they strum their steel guitars & play their harmonicas all in a smoky haze.
and i digress….
this week, the girls of JG, amie, and i found ourselves very excited about our new gypsy goods in the house…and completely inspired by the blues. by the deep south.
by the crossroads.
i’m talking sequins. fringe. classic bandanas. american flags. fringe. leopard skinnies. concho belts. turquoise. did i say fringe…?
and this is what happened…
“i’ve got the key to the highway. feel i got to go. gonna leave her runnin. walkin is both too slow.” – bb king
November 16, 2012 10 Comments
there comes a time in every girls life when she just has to be a bad ass. and we here at junk gypsy decided that time was now.
a time when she needs to throw on a padded bra & a blonde wig…
a time when she must channel miranda lambert.
in case you’re confused…this is the REAL miranda…
and of utmost important…a completely bad-to-the-bone guns ‘n wings tattoo on her forearm.
(we won’t mention the fact that it also put us and her in the doghouse with her daddy until the end of time)
and yes…we let blake play along too…
although he better watch out…you know what they say about a woman scorned…
and lest i forget, the most important part of this costume…attitude.
the level of bad assery must be epic.
and here’s the original KEROSEnE video…one of the top 10 videos of the decade!!
even if you’ve seen it, watch it again…it’ll make ya wanna be a bad ass too…and yes, she’s rockin our merle haggard-inspired MAMA triED tanK …which had it’s own moment in the spotlight at the country music hall of fame …
all thanks to KEROSENE…and a woman scorned.
November 2, 2012 24 Comments
i have a confession.
i have a thing for kid rock.
there. i said it. that’s right. kid rock.
he’s real. he’s a badass. he’s america. he’s cool beyond cool.
maybe it’s the fringe. maybe it’s the irreverence. the country meets rock meets rap. the boots. the hats.
the philanthropy. the patriotism.
there’s just certain people in this world that are born with coolness in their soul. it’s part of who they are. it’s authentic. it’s completely NOT contrived. they’re born that way…(i.e. kid rock, james dean, my cousin mark)
his lyrics are raw and soulful. his voice is gravelly and intense. and his music is the kind that gets all up inside of you…it’s inspiring and uplifting. it makes you want to shout USA and AMEN at the same time.
and it is, undoubtedly, some of the finest roadtripping music you’ll ever listen to.
i own this on vinyl…but it is a windows-rolled-down-hand-hanging-in-the-wind roadtrip must.
and the video…
well, it’s just flat out awesomeness.
“free, like a river raging,
strong, as the wind i’m facing.
chasing dreams and racing fathered time.
deep like the grandest canyon,
wild like an untamed stallion.
if you can’t see my heart you must be blind.”
his song, care, performed with angaleena presley and T.I. …is another of my favorites…
in times like these…when the most unthinkable things are happening in our world…his lyrics are all the more powerful…
his lyrics, sung with his raw, gritty, untamed voice…is the kind you FEEL inside your bones. he’s passionate. he’s hard core. he’s a troubadour on a mission.
“cuz’ i can’t stop the war,
shelter homeless, feed the poor.
can’t walk on water; i can’t save your sons and daughters.
i can’t change the world and make things fair…
the least that i can do…is Care.”
praying for our world…praying for america…praying for all the men and women, sons and daughters….
signing off from gypsyville…with my all-time favorite kid rock quote…
“you can’t buy cool.”
September 13, 2012 32 Comments
“ain’t no use in tryin’ to slow me down. ’cause you’re running with the fastest girl in town.” – miranda lambert
think dukes of hazzard meets thelma & louise. think smokey & the bandit meets days of thunder.
it’s bad to the bone. it’s fast, loud, & totally awesome.
and for all you fast girls…get your JG designed exclusively 4 miranda goods here! on SALE now through next week!
retro scoop tees…
retro biker tanks…
and yes…those killer boots danica was rockin….
somebody had to set a bad example…
August 13, 2012 9 Comments