Mar 16, 2006

Drunk Drivers= Bad, Kinsella= Good

Camilla Dahl - Untitled

As Kyle is recovering from Wednesday's car accident, he will most certainly need the help of an intelligent, charismatic and charming young lady to continue his blog.

Here I am.

Check out Mike Kinsella - a prolific singer-songwriter from Chicago. Since the early 90's, Kinsella has showcased his talents in some influential Chicago-based bands with his older brother, Tim. Although Mike was a great drummer for bands Joan of Arc and The Owls, his talent shines brighter when he is holding a guitar and belting out a tune.

His first real placement in the spotlight came with the formation of American Football, a bittersweet combination of jazzy tempos and earnest lyrics. Fans of earlier work eagerly received the self-titled album released in 1999. However, Kinsella is best known for his solo project, Owen. Always reflective and poignant, Owen's intimate lyrics prompt listeners to consider all those times that life has let us down when we were expecting a rocking good time.

So go ahead, find yourself a glass of wine, ruminate on some bad feelings and, if you are at all like me, nod your head and occasionally mutter, "you tell it Mike."

American Football ~ Honestly? (mp3)

Owen ~ In the Morning, Before Work (mp3)


At Friday, March 17, 2006, Blogger Kyle said...

you're a rockstar.

At Friday, March 17, 2006, Blogger Jenny said...

I know you love me.


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