Thursday, January 28, 2010

(re)UNITE FOR HAITI update

Hey Nerds!

Last weekend's (re)UNITE FOR HAITI was a wonderful night and a great success! We had a wonderful turn out and all the bands ROCKED THE HOUSE! And, best of all, with everyone's help we were able to raise $1,553 for The Red Cross.

























Thank you to all of you for coming out and showing your support. THANK YOU we couldn't have done it without you!

cutawaycurator

Sunday, January 24, 2010

and...WHAMMY!

Nerds,

I told you to stay tuned for more with Sam. Well here it is, Sam and his Digitech Whammy. Now, despite having heard this thing on many recordings (you know like all those White Stripes albums you tell your hipster friends you don't listen to anymore...and by "you" I mean "me") I had yet to actually see one in person, up close. Kind of like the inside of my ear; I know what it is, I kinda know what it looks like, but I've never seen it with my own eyes. So as it turns out, this iconic pedal has a lot more to it than I thought! And who better to show this thing off than Sam, the master of pedals and gadgetry. I mean let's face it, the most complicated pedal that I know how to work is a Boss chromatic tuner...I mean really what is that moving light with those letters and stuff? I still can't make it actually do anything, I guess it's just supposed to turn my signal on and off. But I digress, wait what was I talking about? Oh yeah...yeah The White Stripes did have some cool music videos.

some quick specs:

The Whammy (duh)
Boss RC20
Sam's Les Paul (studio, I think)
AC30 mic'd with an SM57
oh, and a little sneak preview of the SV2 "slow volume"...video on that coming soon!



more pedals to come!

stay tuned!

bye!

Last exclamation point!

right now!

!

cutawaycurator!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

(re)UNITE FOR HAITI is coming...

...THIS SATURDAY NIGHT!




















Please Come and help support a GOOD cause!


we'll see you there,
cutawaycurator

Friday, January 15, 2010

(re)UNITE FOR HAITI

If you're in St. Louis, please come on Saturday, January 23rd, 2010 at 9:00pm at Antarctica (5226 Gravois)

Tell Tale Heart
Sam Wade (from The Constant, Northside's Sweet Revenge)
Dear Vincent

Tickets are $10, with all the proceeds from ticket sales going to The Red Cross.

Please Help.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Pedal Madness!

Nerds,

Last week I met up with Sam Wade and he should me a couple of his item from his extensive collection. Here's a little idea of what we have in store here on the JUNK...





Stay tuned for more with Sam and these pedals!

'til next time,
cutawaycurator

Monday, January 11, 2010

Kontrolled Kaos















Nerds,

Fellow amateur music producer and lo-fi freak, Justin L. has been back in his lab, working on new music and new sounds. Just the other day I caught up with him and he filled me in on the details of his new project, "Ordinary Men and Women." Apparently he's working on a new EP to be completed in the not too near, not too distant future. In the meantime, Justin is amassing a small collection of fun gadgets and overall stuff that we here at "the JUNK" find incredibly interesting. One such piece of machinery is the KORG Kaossilator. This new thing is basically a pocket-sized synthesizer that does a whole bunch of things. I've never played one but Justin was kind enough to share a track he recorded completely with this little thing. Great job, Justin...keep up the good work.










video


'til next time,
cutawaycurator




photos courtesy of: KORG (www.korg.com) and SweetWater (www.sweetwater.com)

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Sam Wade at the SPACE!

This past week Sam Wade took a trip to "The Space" to enlighten all of us on guitar effects wizardry. Here's just a hint of what's to come...


SO STAY TUNED!

cutawaycurator

Friday, January 8, 2010

SPACE [Junk] ODDITY...

>> CONNECTION ESTABLISHED -- TRANSMISSION INITIATED

> Nerds,

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

> This is a transmission from the distant celestial outpost SATELLITE 42. By the time you receive this communication our signal will have faded and been obstructed by the gravitational pull of Music Mediocrity. Through careful calculations and advanced algorithms we were able to predict this portal.

> We recently received a faint transmission from the famed Major Tom and felt we should relay the information to you. After reviewing the data
we discovered that the signal was actually 40 earth years old and we can gather that it may have been his last communication before going offline. The data was ported to the iPhone by iKlax which revealed the surprising discovery of a multitrack audio version of David Bowie's sonic masterpiece "Space Oddity". Using the app or by downloading the individual tracks from the iTune store, you can remix the song to your pleasing. Please follow the link for more information.




> This window is rapidly closing. Until next time take your protein pills and put your helmet on...

> SATELLITE 42 signing off...

>> TRANSMISSION ENDED -- CONNECTION TERMINATED

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Take Five










Nerds,

The Busty Friends were born on a train-car driven by Colonel Sanders and were raised among the glassy wheat of the Great Plains. Their music has been likened to Blackened Tuna and Asparagus and their look is straight homely. With that being said, it goes without saying that The Busty Friends thoroughly paved the way for the future of raucous rock within the St. Louis scene.

Tonight Andrew and Marty, the founding friends, were kind enough to provide us with some insight into their world...


You can catch Andrew and Marty in their new band, We Yell At Buildings, next Thursday, January 14, 2010 at Antarctica at 5226 Gravois (just East of Lemmon's). See check them out, and check THIS out...



'til next time,
cutawaycurator

Friday, January 1, 2010

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Well Nerds,

It's officially 2010 and everyone's expectations for a great new year are unrealistically high (as they should be). And here at Space Junk we are no different. I have a couple of ridiculous expectations and resolutions myself. The biggest one that tops the list would be to post at least 10 entries in one month. I mean c'mon, I haven't even topped 10 entries a month?! That's pretty lame. I really need to step up my game and cement my name in infamy among the virtuosic bloggers of the world. As it stands now, my blog entry status is that of a paltry, barely computer-competant chicken or equally cognizant farm animal. So, to all of you out there in the blogosphere, I will do my best to increase my blogging activity to bring you the best of the Junk and with more frequency. And if there's anything you want to see/read, send us your emails (questions, comments, whatever). And while you're at it, tell me about your New Year's resolutions. Whatever they may be, let's hear from you! Comment on this post or send us an email. Well, as it is officially 4 hours past my normal scheduled bedtime, I leave you until next time (which will hopefully be in less than a week).

So, to all you nerds out there, Happy New Year!

cutawaycurator