About me

Former member of Grandmaster Flash and The Furious 5 which changed their name to Grandmaster Melle Mel and The Furious 5.

Some of our hit songs include “White Lines, “The Message” and “Beat Street” to name a few!

 

Starting in 1979, I ran several nightclubs for over 17 years and helped to create the glam metal scene in NYC from 1985 – 1993!

The clubs I worked: Exiles electric circus am/pm Bowling club peppermint lounge east of eden the palace elan Hell Fire Cat club visage nirvana pizza a gogo Club burgundy (west hampton) Bay st in the Hamptons (sag harbour) Ruff Sexx sanctuary rock and roll church (limelight) Kitten club (kenny castaways) Palladium Pyramid Jammin on 42 st Virgin outlaw club Gunn Club The grand (former cat club) sex once a month (dancerteria) sex in the basement (the tunnel) Webster hall.

Then I became a 3D animator.working for such companies like Newtek, SGI, Intergraph etc.

 

tommy Gunn artwork

I got into web development while working at BSA advertising where I became the Technology Director for 17 locations in America and over seas I helped developed sites for Microsoft, Bank of America, Cisco, Sara Lee etc.After 6 years of being in the corporate world (but never looking corporate).

I left to become a fisherman and eventually getting my 100 ton vessel master captains and became a tuna boat captain getting my butt kicked in storms for 5 years.

 

I quit after having my son I need to be safe and around then became a stay at home dad for 4 years Then I became a real estate agent winning awards but after a while.  it was too time consuming and taking away time from me and my kid so I was a full time stay at home dad.

 

And then just teaching my kid how to hack life.. He became the youngest drone instructor in the world.. I also got him into music too.

So By the age of ten I started to teach him how to cook 6 months later he was able to make it in to 25th slot on Masterchef juniors season 4 out of 8000 kids who tried out for the show. He lasted for about 8 episodes..losing out in team challenge. But later went on to win $45,000. in the Uncle Ben’s national cooking contest.

Afterwards I wanted to teach other kids and adults how to cook the dishes you saw on on the food competition shows to kids in schools. I also teach privately to adults and kids.

I also work in the science field of Microscopy I create and invent filters to see microorganisms the microscope. I taught Jesse about microbiology and he became my partner for a while when in the 8th grade. We have been recognize in the science world for our films that we do with microorganism. We were recently in a competition placed 3rd in the world amongst Research centers, university labs and PhD’s from around the world for our work. We developed a way to see locomotion from cilia in microorganisms and be able to see how they affect the water around them.

I create and invent filters to see microorganisms the microscope. I taught Jesse about microbiology and he became my partner for a while when in the 8th grade. We have been recognize in the science world for our films that we do with microorganism. We were recently in a competition placed 3rd in the world amongst Research centers, university labs and PhD’s from around the world for our work. We developed a way to see locomotion from cilia in microorganisms and be able to see how they affect the water around them.

In third place is Tommy and Jesse Gunn for their video of a Stylonychia (microorganism) creating a water vortex using its cilia. The microscopic creature is creating this vortex in order to capture its next meal.

The 2019 judging panel included:

  • Dr. Denisa Wagner, Edwin Cohn Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and the head of the Wagner Lab at Boston Children’s Hospital.
  • Dr. Rita Strack, Senior Editor at Nature Methods.
  • Tom Hale, Staff Writer at IFLScience.
  • Ben Guarino, Science Reporter at The Washington Post.
  • Eric Clark (Moderator), Research Coordinator and Applications Developer at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory at Florida State University

NIKON SMALL WORLD IN MOTION WINNERS

1st Place
Dr. Philippe P. Laissue

University of Essex
School of Life Sciences
Colchester, Essex, United Kingdom
Emerging Acropora muricata (staghorn coral) polyp (coral tissue in green; algae in magenta)
Custom-built Light Sheet Fluorescence Microscopy
10x (Objective Lens Magnification)

2nd Place
Dr. Richard R. Kirby

The Plankton Pundit
Plymouth, Devon, United Kingdom
Vampyrophrya (parasite) tomites swimming rapidly around within the body of the dead copepod host
Darkfield
1x (Objective Lens Magnification)

3rd Place
Tommy Gunn & Jesse Gunn

New York, New York, USA
Stylonychia (microorganism) creating a water vortex using its cilia
Darkfield
10x (Objective Lens Magnification)

4th Place
Dr. Hunter N. Hines

Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
Fort Pierce, Florida, USA
Two freshwater tardigrades feeding on another tardigrade
Differential Interference Contrast
10x (Objective Lens Magnification)

5th Place
Dr. Kate McDole & Dr. Philipp Keller

Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Janelia Research Campus
Ashburn, Virginia, USA
Developing mouse embryo, showing the progression of neural tube folding and closure
Light Sheet, Fluorescence
16x (Objective Lens Magnification)

Video