Kevin Gilbert is one of those artists who somehow manages to hit all of my buttons at the same time... great melodic hooks, astoundingly well written songs, lyrics that are in turn wickedly intelligent, darkly humorous, and achingly lonely.
My old friend Big Doofus told me about his then-band Toy Matinee back in the early 90s (in addition to telling me about They Might Be Giants and The Rembrandts and The Swirling Eddies and The Choir and, um, have I left any out?). I won't go into Kevin's biography now except to say that he's taken the last plane out. Enjoy the music and the major-studio videos. Beware the hairstyles and limpy wristed bass players!