Maritime drummer Dan Didier’s Bad Art Collection
Not only can Maritime drummer Dan Didier kick ass on a kick drum, he also houses a veritable treasure trove of “bad art” (he says so, anyway) at the Maritime practice studio downtown.
During our interview for this week’s cover story I asked him to show off his collection, which amused him greatly, I think. Above Didier can be seen holding a quilted framed thing. (Note: all photos were taken with my camera phone. If I remember correctly, the works look better in person.)
This is a creepy painting above the entrance of their studio door. Of a grandmother on a couch. Or something.
Here he is again holding it before their very organized peg board. Those Maritime dudes are helluv neat. (Note the properly coiled guitar cables.)
Here is a geometric neo-mod tree that is actually pretty cool, he says.
He doesn’t know who this dude is.
But I thought I would show it in relation to the peg board.
Other than pedals and guitars and keyboards …
There’s also a photo of Chevy Chase as “Fletch” (I think), Simon and Garfunkel, and a cute little poodle.
There’s the ubiquitous “Take-my-rock-band-seriously-cause-I-have-a-non-ironic-Iron Maiden-poster-up-in-my-studio poster”
Didier by his drum kit
The most awesome painting in the stud — oh wait, it’s a Maritime set list.
Actually this is the most awesome thing in that room. A big 3 and a half foot-by-5 foot painting of Guy Picciotto from Fugazi. Made by Dan Didier’s ex-girlfriend, this painting has traveled from studio space to studio space and always takes the Maritime wall of honor.