Oct 25, 2008

Burns 2008, Oh Fuck Yeah!

While to you this may just be another crappy 45 record from some one-hit wonder from the early 80s, to me this is an early relic of the amazing career of the actor who would go on to play Dr. Peter Burns on the greatest television drama of all times, Melrose Place.

Jack Wagner is known for his role as Frisco Jones on the soap opera General Hospital in the 1980s and 90s. He ascended to god-like status when he was added to the cast of Melrose Place in 1994 as the rival to Thomas Calabro's Michael Mancini. He currently stars as Dominick Marone on The Bold and the Beautiful. He was nominated for two Daytime Emmys (in 1985 and 2005).

Even more impressive, he has recorded five albums on which he sings and plays guitar (the most recently in 2005), and scored a #2 hit on the US pop charts (#1 for two weeks in the Adult Contemporary charts) in early 1985 with his hit song, "All I Need".

This record is the not-so-successful follow-up single, "Premonition". The B-side, "Lady of My Heart" did hit #76 on the US pop charts in the summer of '85.

Check outs: Jack Wagner fan site, Jack-Wagner.com
"Did you think I was insane AND stupid?!?"

The music video for "Premonition"!!!

Oct 24, 2008

Play on, Players.

A few more bits of video game gear for the archives...

New, in box, Atari 2600 standard joystick...

and a working Gameboy SP with charger and several Pokemon games.

That'll kill some time.

Oct 17, 2008

The Trashman Cometh...

I just wanted to give a little shout-out to my buddy Morten Pivelfist, who was the inspiration behind putting Junk Pirate into blog format. He is a garbage man in "the City" and keeps us posted on the wonderful and horrible things people are throwing away in his blog: I Am Throwing Your Life Away. You can find it over at thankyoume.blogspot.com. Being a sanitation worker has got to be one of the hardest jobs out there (the hours alone blow my mind), so show some respect and tip you garbage man.

Update from the future: Looks like this blog has been neglected, despite my awesome promotional efforts. Dude still leaves images of "trash captures" on his Instagram account, but you'll have to sift through hundreds of daily pictures of his kids to find those. Maybe do a hashtag search for "#trashcapture" or something. 

Or don't, I don't care. Leave me alone.

Oct 16, 2008


A head made out of glass. Pretty cool. Amazingly, we've had this thing for a few weeks and it still hasn't shattered yet.

Oct 13, 2008

I'm Going To Be Sick

Some sick little monkey thought they would be clever and "donate" a chocolate cake to the Junk Store. Normally we welcome donations of food, but I'm going to have to ask that perishables be given in their original packaging. This jerk just dropped this plastic bag on us containing a cake and a cinnamon sticky roll.

The cake-donating-psycho is, in fact, the person known as the Taxman. I don't even have the time to go into this guy's long history of disturbing behavior. Completely unrelated to this cake fiasco, the Taxman has recently been banned from the Junk Store on charges of violent and threatening behavior, abusing his work release terms, wearing strange elbow pads, and generally being the creepiest person I've ever come across. I would not doubt this was a poisoned cake.

Oct 5, 2008

Tell 'em who you came to see...

While I'll never frown upon a donation like a "We Want Eazy" b/w "Eazyer Said Than Dunn" 45 record, it would have been even better if the actual record was in the sleeve. Until then, we can at least admire Eazy's Eight Ball Posse jacket.

"We Want Eazy" was a single by Eazy-E featuring fellow N.W.A members Dr. Dre and MC Ren from his 1988 debut album, Eazy-Duz-It. The song was produced by Dr. Dre and DJ Yella. "We Want Eazy" appeared on his greatest hits, Eternal E. A 12-inch remix of this song was released as a single and appeared on rappers posthumous compilation, Featuring…Eazy-E.

Damn you, EMI!

Oct 3, 2008

More Great Finds

Some decent items from the past couple of weeks....
Vintage? Maybe. Wind-Up? Absolutely.
Repro vintage plastic bunny wind-up.
Speaking of plastic bunnies.
Mini walking robot that holds it's own wind-up key. 
Amazingly, the wind-up hole also serves as a twisty-style pencil sharpener and the shavings collect in the robot's head!
Speaking of pencil sharpeners, here's another one for the collection.

And speaking of "another one for the collection"...

Oct 2, 2008

Light 'Em Up

Not one, not two, not three, but four, count 'em, four awesome butane lighters coming in from a single hip donation. I tell you, folks in their mid-thirties that are moving and just cleaning out their drawers give up some of the best bits.
Here we have (from left to right), the "heart lock" that lights up, the "full house" that lights when you spread the cards, the "ass", which I guess is supposed to be sexy but really is just strange, and "the stripper", the best one, with light up nipples.