Have You Met... Monday (#11): Kyle Stevens
As some of you might know, I took about ten years away from writing books so I could focus on writing music. Music has always played a powerful part in my soul, being one of the three languages in which I believe myself to be more or less conversationally adept. And even now, I feel that siren song. Literally, it's a song. Well, okay, not LITERALLY do I feel it, I was using a bit of literary license, but... okay, darn it, you know what I mean.
My point is, I feel both a touch of envy and a bit of kinship with musicians. It's a powerfully troublesome field, and it's not easy to stand out among the rest. And what's more, it takes a very special sort of musician to focus their heart on such a fickle beast and yet retain their soul.
Ladies and gents, friendly readers, please allow me to introduce you to one of those very unique artists. In a word, Kyle Stevens is awesome. Not only does he have a great singing voice and is a fairly damned impressive songwriter, but he is a phenomenally nice person. I know, right? Nice? In this day and age? In the music industry?
And yes, before the rest of you musicians start chucking your instruments at my fragile cranium, I'm just saying it's unusual. Not impossible. Cool yer jets, Francis.
I'll confess I'm a bit partial to his work with Kirby Krackle, since it does play to my geeky DNA, but overall he's someone you need - NEED - to go check out.
Oh, and DC Movies? When you guys redo "Green Lantern" (AND YOU NEED TO REDO IT), here's the song you are required to use for your closing credits. You're welcome.