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Louisville Rock Closeup
Name: Jamie Dailey.
Instrument: bass guitar.
Band/Former Bands: stage left for Great Floods. Also: Ampersand, Countermeasure, Destined to Fall, Delta Nine Theory, Kallus, AntikytherA, & Lo-Fi Devastator.
How long on instrument: I”ve been buying bass strings for 22 yrs.
Equipment:Fender Jazz Bass, Ampeg B4R head, GK goldline 500 head, Ampeg ISOvent cab (2x15x2x10), Peavey 410TVX cab, Electroharmonix Big Muff Pi, quite a few cables, and a splitter.
Influences: Performance art, the DIY ethos, and the urge to make noise.
My first gig: 1st grade Christmas program. Our renditions of “All I Want For Christmas” and “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” left them wanting more. We seriously killed it.
Hobbies: Videogames, reading, writing, drawing, cooking, watching movies, shuffleboard, pool, fishing.
Favorite movies: The Empire Strikes Back, Citizen Kane, John Carpenters’ The Thing, Ichi The Killer, Battle Royale, Old Boy, Aliens, E.T.
Favorite food: Mexican cheese dip, eggrolls, pumpkin pie, and sushi.
Favorite place: Home.
Favorite sports or team: Bowling, skateboarding, competitive ice sculpting, shuffleboard.
What I'm listening to nowadays: Converge, Kvelertak, Pig Destroyer, Botch, Every Time I Die, Clutch, Integrity, Weekend Nachos, Wovenhand, Iceage, The Jesus Lizard, Birds in Row, Russian Circles, High on Fire, 80’s punk and Britpop. Local bands I fully endorse are Aphids, All Dead, Empiria Vultura, Greyhaven, Ohlm, Anagnorisis, and anyone who Keeps Louisville Loud.
Coolest thing I've done: Hard to say… I do a lot of cool stuff.
Most embarrassing moment: Hard to pinpoint just one.
Bad Habits: I smoke things and think too much.
When/where did you first get some: First time I got some pop rocks I was at the grocery store.
If you could meet a Rockstar ( past or present ): I’d rather meet Hunter S. Thompson or Ben Franklin. They’re interesting.
Who do you love: aside from friends and family, no living person holds my heart.