Jun 27, 2013
Jun 26, 2013
Quincy Jones produced this strange record album of Michael Jackson emphatically narrating the story of E.T.
Just to be clear, this record features no Michael Jackson music. The movie features no Michael Jackson music. Michael Jackson should have nothing to do with E.T. Yet it seems such a natural fit.
A little research shows that this record was released literally days before Thriller, won a Grammy (for best recording for children), and was recalled by Sony. I also see that this audiobook was written by Quincy Jone, and that Michael Jackson felt an affinity for E.T. In fact, Jackson was so into E.T., that he was quoted (regarding his meeting with the animatronic E.T. for the label photo seen below):
"He was so real that I was talking to him. I kissed him before I left. The next day, I missed him."
Also, here is another E.T. picture disc record of the soundtrack we put up on the sorting room wall.
Jun 25, 2013
I truly wish I had taken a photo of every scrap of MJ merch that has passed through the sorting room (why, oh why didn't I grab the 12" single of Billie Jean with the instrumental version?!?), but I still have a few picks to share so get out your rhinestone glove and hyperbaric oxygen sleeping chamber and let's get started with this Barbie-sized Jackson doll.
Jun 22, 2013
- Made in U.S.A.
Jun 19, 2013
Jun 1, 2013
Presently, I am slowly easing all the amazing awesomeness that is the Tales from the Junk Store blog over towards the new Junk Pirate tumblr page. This will feature such greatness as:
- new, crazy, and often disturbing items donated to the Junk Store.
- perhaps more frequent updates.... no promises.
- all that great Junk Pirate fine art you know you can't live without.
- witty commentary.
- other people's photos.
- links to other awesome collections.
- and fantastically huge posts that delve deep into the details of some of the famous Junk Pirate collections.
Do my bosses know about this? I sure hope not.
Can you buy this stuff from me? "I'm a gripper, not a flipper".
Do I ask question out loud to myself and then answer them? Never!
So check out the Tumblr blog and step up to keep your rep up.