Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Old Biker Jacket Drum Kit

This instrument was first built for Michael Keith to play at a show we did some years ago. The photo was taken at the in the Joseph D. Carrier art gallery. There is also some news footage out there of me playing this godforsaken instrument. It was made up of some light fixtures along with old pots and pans. All the skins were made from my old biker jacket. I thought to myself the eighties were twenty years ago are you really going to ever where that thing again. Before I could answer I had already cut the thing to pieces. Unfortunately it sounded terrible, there are no two ways about it, but a least I got rid of the jacket. All they different components have since been reintegrated into other more functional instruments. The first person that can tell me what they all are gets a special surprise.
photo by iner souster

1 comment:

Matt said...

k, i know you used the light fixtures later on--or at least you used them, because you're a genius and you're good at coming up with ideas that make me wonder, "why didn't I think of that?"--in stringed instruments.

but i gotta ask--what became of the jacket? :-P