Birdee – Through the Keyhole
It’s often noted that DJs are compulsive hoarders, collectors and obsessives. Typically, this is something that’s assigned to their record collections, but a good an mint of them are just as notable for collecting memorabilia, often away from music and often in spaces such as Star Wars figurines or sports cards etc. By nature, theirs is a curious mind which loves sharing their spoils, which makes the idea of checking out their collectables such a fascinating prospect. We recently went behind the keyhole with Birdee, an Italian, US-Based DJ/producer with a penchant for solid disco tackle that’s indicative of his background. Indeed, the man in question did not disappoint, as he talked us through some of his most treasured and valued possessions. Take a read to find out more about the many items that this man holds dear…
1 – CHESTERFIELD KINGS T SHIRT
The first time I went to America I was 14 and went to Rochester for my cousin’s wedding. It wasn’t much of an exciting city but it did have an amazing music and record store, and in the basement worked a certain Greg Prevost of legendary garage outfit The Chesterfield Kings. I had read about them in Italian rock fanzines and told him they were superstars in Italy, which probably wasn’t true, but still – it got me this t shirt which I still treasure, although there’s no way I can fit in it now.
2 – JIMMY CAUTY AND BILL DRUMMOND – THE MANUAL (HOW TO HAVE A NUMBER ONE THE EASY WAY)
3 – CONCERT TICKETS
I’m lucky to have been to quite a few amazing concerts, but the Pink Floyd show in Modena in 1987 is one I will remember forever. I was, and still am, massively into Floyd and seeing them live at the time was just magical – although I must say that Roger Waters at Desert Trip 2 years ago topped it. Also in the list is the ticket for my first even concert, a heavy metal band from Newcastle called Raven (another highlight from my trip to Rochester, I also saw Motley Crue that year but sadly must have lost the ticket).