Kevin Is Lonely

April 1, 2012 6:22 PM

He told a lady at the mall to fuck off.

he sticks his middle finger up at his mom
he sits alone at an empty table
he wrote a letter then he threw it away
he doesn't care if the door is open

Kevin is lonely

he told a lady at the mall to fuck off
he got an A but they thought he cheated
he doesn't think he's very good at guitar
he put a flag in his bedroom window

Kevin is lonely

©2012 bgm SOCAN/ASCAP

From the album Cake Dome.

posted by chococat (8 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite

EL CAPITAN REPRESENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lovely harmonies in the chorus and post-chorus.
posted by unSane at 8:24 PM on April 1, 2012

I like pretty much everything you do, and this is no exception. I particularly like the rhythm guitar in the chorus. You get such nice tones.
posted by Pecinpah at 10:51 AM on April 2, 2012

like it! guitars sound great. are you micing an amp or going direct/amp sim/pedals?

When I read lyrics, I like to try and imagine what it's going to sound like before I press play. I didn't guess this one at all. the sounds + words fit together very nicely.
posted by dubold at 5:37 AM on April 3, 2012

Thanks for the comments.
Guitars mic'd with SP C1 on a Fender Blues Deluxe, SM57 on a Vox AC4TV. I'm not very good at it but I always mic amps; can't stand playing electric guitar through a computer. In this case, however, I had to go direct just for the lone repeating guitar bit, because you could hear me stomping the tape-delay pedal for the infinite repeat when I did it mic'd.
posted by chococat at 6:59 AM on April 3, 2012

A possible solution for the stomp thing is to do a parallel guitar track with just the infinite loop section I guess, and fly it in. I was also wondering if reamping it would help.
posted by unSane at 11:55 AM on April 3, 2012

Sounds like it would be at home on a mid 90s college radio station and that is high praise indeed. Good work!
posted by The Whelk at 9:50 AM on April 11, 2012 [1 favorite]

The guitar lead-in to the second verse made me curse aloud in delight. This is just great.
posted by honeydew at 9:41 PM on April 13, 2012

posted by erikgrande at 10:23 PM on June 3, 2012

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