Tuesday, December 29, 2009

For Your Knowing - A Public Service Announcement Ep. 3


I can't tell you how many stories I have heard of dudes gettin' some major payback from Father Physics by connecting an amp head to a speaker cab with an instrument cable. Yeah, I know it works and you probably haven't had any problems doing it in the past, but that doesn't mean it is to be done! So, while I know you have probably 10 guitar cables to choose from that you would much rather use, just go out and buy a speaker cable...and no I'm not posting this entry on behalf of RapCo or Monster Cables, I know what you're thinking. Personally, I don't care if you blow up your amp. In fact, the thought of it makes me smile...so you know what? Go ahead keep usin' that 21' Monster Acoustic guitar cable to connect your Mesa Triple Rectifier to your Crate 4x12...on second thought, you should use a stereo cable!

Or, you may decide to take my advice and switch it up. Whatever the case may be, just consider me a "good Samaritan", saving all of you out there from blowing up your transformers and all that junk.

Remember playing a stack is a privilege, not a right. Otherwise, you should just stick to combos...hey it's served me well. Except when I want to show off to the dude with the Bogner Shiva half-stack...then ANYTHING GOES...I'll chain my Fender Twin to an Ampeg 8x10 as long as it makes me look cool.

Just kidding...I'm always cool.

Alright, enough of my jabbering...


Monday, December 28, 2009

The Best of Both Worlds!

Hey Nerds,

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! I hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday and here's to a great new year!
Well, I gotta say, as far as gifts go I made out pretty good this Christmas. And while I may not have deserved such gifting fortune, I got some pretty choice items.

One in particular I thought I would share with you bloggerheads.

My lady got me a Toy Machine skateboard, which by all accounts automatically gets the ol' Curator's "Rad as Hell" seal of approval. But, she went one step further and got me board with a graphic that is even more super stoke-worthy!

Just check it, a skateboard with amps on it...yeah that's right, AMPS. Does my lady know me or what?!

The marriage of skateboarding and amp collecting...THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS!

Thanks darlin'.


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Techno Jeep


Sam was kind enough to share this video he stumbled upon, with the Facebook world. But I decided you nerds needed to see it too! I don't know who did this, but it is amazing! I think Space Junk could definitely take a cue from these dudes in the A/V editing department. I mean, HOW THE HELL did these people do this!?
I especially like the proper amount of mics circumnavigating the whole damn thing. I also love that there's a guy totally runnin' the board on this piece of junkyard gold. Also, where the hell did they do this? It looks like the cul-de-sac from my mom's neighborhood. But that can't be, because with the subsequent noise these jankity fools were making, they would have gotten immediately shut down by neighborhood watch.

Well, wherever this supposedly takes place, it's EPIC! So check it...

PS - person specifically assigned to mobile boom mic...PERFECT!

keep it junk'd,


Tuesday, December 8, 2009

THE CONSTANT - Live Improvisation 12-2-09


> Nerds,

> Greetings out there in cyber space[JUNK]...

> This is a transmission from the distant celestial outpost SATELLITE 42. This is our first communication so listen attentively. We will transfer information intermittently in the [recent] future through this portal on SPACE JUNK. The window of communication is narrow due to sustained interference from robot musicians who refuse to think outside the proverbial box. This transmission will be brief, but we will attempt again soon as circumstances allow....

> In the meantime, please retrieve the information contained in the following video downlink:

> Note the use of the following gear in this communication: Dueling BOSS Loop Stations, MXR Carbon Copy Analog Delay, general bad-ass-ness...

> Until next time...
> SATELLITE 42 signing off...


Sunday, December 6, 2009

Space Junk answers your emails #2


Another installment of "Space Junk Answers Your Emails"!

As always, send your questions, comments or anything to SPACE JUNK here:

'til next time,

Wednesday, December 2, 2009



If you know local music scene hero, Sam Wade, then you know that Sam's love for the local scene has really set him apart as a champion for so many St. Louis bands (that aren't even his own!). If you don't know Sam, correct that as soon as possible!
Well the other night I caught up with Sam and it just so happens that his own project, The Constant is currently in pre-production for their new album. Space Junk is excited for Sam and we can't wait to hear what he and The Constant have in store for the music world! Be sure to stay tuned for more news from Sam and The Constant and who knows, you may even be seeing some posts from our good friend Sam on the ol' Junk in the near future.

Constantly (not) blogging,