Traveled with some of our visiting journalists yesterday to the hideout of Ezra Daly, who makes instruments (mostly basses) out of junkyard parts and found objects. Pictured: Venus de Moto and Frankenbass — the latter crafted from an old Moto Guzzi Ambassador gas tank, resting in an old Yamaha chassis re-deployed as a bass stand. The instruments are gorgeous in person. Long in the making, one-of-a-kind, and completely functional. Total commitment and patience in these. Daly plays mostly psychobilly and cow-punk, but has very eclectic tastes. I was sort of a hanger-on, mostly went along to see the instruments, and to help with tech stuff as needed. Amazing to see these instruments in person, and to hear them played. With fire.
Update: One of the journalists put an image of me from the same visit up on his Flickr account. Not particularly flattering, but love the lighting.
2 Replies to “Venus de Moto”
Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I want one of these. Mind you, were I playing psychobilly (which I’m seriously inclined to do right now) I think I’d want to do it on one of these: http://www.fetishguitars.com/html/wandre/uprightbass/naika.html (the WandrÃ© Swedenbasses are nice too, especially the headstock: http://www.fetishguitars.com/html/wandre/uprightbass/sweden4.html)
Wow, those Fetish guitars are exquisite. Would love to hear you play one someday :)