Hometown: Logan Square
February 23, 2014
When I first picked up the guitar at about 12. Seriously for the last 6 years.
So many. So, so many. I wish I was a great lyric writer like Ben Gibbard or Dan Andriano. Capturing how someone feels in a moment and in the spot on and eloquent/understated way they do. How in the eff do they do it?? I've spent time realizing that I cannot write that way. The music comes to me like creative vomit. Some of it not making sense but all flowing together. A producer said about Kurt Cobain that his lyrics came way after the music and when they were written it was more important how they sounded than what they meant. I think I write that way. EDIT - I picked one. The Trapeze Swinger by Iron and Wine. Mostly becuase I feel like my friends would listen to it and look and me in awe and say, "...when did you become an amazing writer?"
I don't know. I'm a pretty open dude ... I eat a very unique diet consisting of mostly protein and fat? I have a hard time with this new vegetarian movement, though I understand there's different diets for different people. Moral of the story - also passionate about food!
Music first. Always first. It's just the way it comes out. A couple times I've written with a title or subject in mind and a couple staring wth a vocal melody but usually it's guitar first, sing gibberish over guitar, try to make sense of gibberish, write some more, record.
folk meets punk meets post rock meets pop is the best way I can describe it. Taylor Swift (pop) meets alkaline trio (punk) meets folk (iron and wine - though his lyrics are incredible and completely unlike mine) meets Explosions in the sky (post rock).
Hi there! I'm Kevin. I've been playing music for about 15 years. I have played in several bands and spent the last 6 years writing my own material. Honestly, I don't know of it's any good but I really enjoy the process. Excited to share!