Del Rey

In my previous life, I was as enthusiastic about music as photography, playing in bands, booking shows, and organizing music festivals, etc. In graduate school I decided I was only going to concentrate on one thing for once in my life, rather than continue to try and equally invest time in music and art.
I came to discover and love old Fender guitars, most notably one called a Bass VI. One of the first 6 string bass guitars. This instrument was basically the same as a guitar but one octave lower. The VI offered the possible of unique chordings, and simply created unique thick baritone like sounds.
Another practioner of the Bass VI is a band here in Chicago called Del Rey. Sometimes Bass VI, a baritone guitar and two drummers, sometimes bass, bass VI and drums, these instrumental meanderers just released their 4th Album, A Pyramid for Living. take a listen.


  1. Posted October 14, 2006 at 1:28 am | Permalink

    I too was as enthusiastic about music as I am about photography. I still miss it sometimes.

  2. alex
    Posted October 23, 2006 at 1:31 pm | Permalink

    good thing you did like you did.
    i didn’t concentrate on one thing only and now my bassplaying and photography are equally bad.

    oh… one thing: i really really hope you do some more videos. the excerpt (unfinished) is so good. scares me.

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