What's the worst "day job" you've ever had?
Kevin Barnes: I worked at a donut shop called Krispy Kreme. I was
responsible for making the donuts. It was
surprisingly difficult because there were about six
steps to the process and all six had to be performed
at the same time. I wasn't very good at it and there
would be donuts falling everywhere and batter all over
the floor. Needless to say my position there was
PC or Mac (or Linux/etc.)? Why?
Kevin Barnes: I have a PC but for no other reason then I didn't know
anything about computers and my friend helped me
What is your definition of a "good person"?
Kevin Barnes: Someone who is compassionate and intelligent and
improves the world around them.
What is the dumbest fashion trend of the last
Kevin Barnes: The dumbest one in my opinion is cosmetic braces for
your teeth. My mind was blown when I heard people
were getting braces not because they needed them but
because it was the hip thing to do.
If you could elect to never, ever, ever have to kiss
person now living, who would that person be?
Kevin Barnes: Pat Buchanan.
What's your position on gun control?
Kevin Barnes: I think hand guns and automatic weapons should be
What album or albums in your music collection would
have to replace immediately if they wore out, were
Kevin Barnes: The Kinks' Village Green Preservation Society, The
Boredoms' Super R, Kevin Ayers' Joy of a Toy.
You are able to get away with murder once, and only
Who, if anyone, do you kill?
Kevin Barnes: I would kill Murray Wilson for being such an abusive
father to Brian.
You're stuck at my house. It's your turn to cook.
What meal do you cook me?
Kevin Barnes: Crepes with peaches served near a lactating mule.
If you could make a rock 'n' roll porn movie, who
would be your two co-stars?
Kevin Barnes: Chan Marshall from Cat Power and Francoise Hardy.
What's the most evil thing in the world?
Kevin Barnes: People who abuse children or animals.
You have the power to bring one famous dead person
life. Who's it gonna be?
Kevin Barnes: I would bring back Vladimir Nabokov because I think he
would find it interesting to be brought back to life.
I would also like for him to write some more novels
Was Betsy Ross hot for George Washington?
Kevin Barnes: Who wasn't?
What "official version" of a historical event do you
suspect to be a load of crap?
Kevin Barnes: The original Thanksgiving.
What is the "most wanted" item on your holiday wish
Kevin Barnes: I would love a Roland Space Echo in perfect working order.
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While constantly busy with Of Montreal and its various associated offshoots, Kevin
Barnes is probably eagerly anticipating the release of his band's next full-length album, Coquelicot Asleep in the Poppies, which is expected in April 2001.
-- George Zahora