Walk Home: Deviation

On my way to my apartment, I noticed that a small space called Sound Gallery, (which up until now had been covered and hidden from public view) was open. Slightly drunk from Holiday, I walked in and took a look around. Next thing I know, I’m talking to both the owner and the guy who’s got his artwork up on the walls. A few minutes later, I’m taking pictures of the joint. Dig it.


Everyone, meet Derek.

On first glance, as I looked around the room… I felt like I recognized the style of much of the artwork on the wall. The more I saw, the more I was reminded of the pieces I saw by Ben’s desk, as well as the piece in Justin’s kitchen.

After some perusing (and a bit of conversation), I got verification from Derek that he was the artist who made those pieces. His style is fairly evident, and it was neat to be able to talk to him about where I had seen some of his work.

Check out his web site for more examples of his stuff.


Gallery Hamburger
1909 South Halsted
Chicago, IL 60608

September 12, 2003: 7:00 PM – 12:00 AM


Cool stuff. I didn’t ask, but I’m curious how often the artists are rotated here.


The more I saw, the more Derek’s style came through. This pretty much just screamed his name.


I know some folks who would like this T. :)


I had no money on me, so I didn’t really browse. But from what I saw, there was a lot of fun stuff to be had.


Radio. Head.


I go out on Saturday night for a little bit of rock ‘n roll
I know I’m goin’ to feel allright
No matter where I go
With little bit of country
And a little bit of rock ‘n roll


This is Johnny. He’s the owner of Sound Gallery, and was nice enough to give me permission to take photos of the joint. He was really nice, incredibly enthusiastic, and his whole person seemed to emanate good intentions.

While I’m not a big music person, I have this feeling that Ben, Justin and Matt would get along with him smashingly. In fact, I’m thinking there’s some folks at work who might dig this place.

If you’re in the neighborhood, stop on in.


I got two turn-tables and a microphone…


Derek (feigning a yawn) and his friend Dave (I think that’s his name). He asked me to take this shot as I left, and wanted it up on the site. Derek was really nice about me taking his picture, so of course I obliged.

Once again, check out his site and his work. Some cool shit.

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