Life with Kevin… The Basement

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Yes, this is in fact deodorant…

You may have heard Kevin talk about his basement. Those of who work with him every day are at least familiar with The Basement. It’s like the third member of the household. He talks about his basement the way we talk about our pets or our children. He truly loves it down there and spends a lot of time making it just right. Kevin’s basement is full of records and CDs and memorabilia. It’s what you would expect from a hardcore music junkie who has worked in the music industry for most of his life.

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DEPTH PROB! With your favorite Afternoon Show Host…

This weekend, Kevin invited the programming staff and interns over to his house so we all got to check it out for ourselves. Arlie was there. He didn’t go to the basement, but did manage to leave a trail of chocolate cupcake crumbs through the living room.

Here’s some stuff from Kevin’s basement:

Iggy, The Beatles, R.E.M., Snow Patrol…
Flip that wig! What if you’re older than 15?
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No basement is complete without Pee Wee ball darts, and Wilco.
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  1. Deb
    Posted June 6, 2006 at 8:10 pm | Permalink

    When we visited Kevin’s basement on Sunday, Isabelle turned to me and said “I wanna live HERE!” (I’m hoping that means she liked all the records and not that she wants to run away already. She’s only 5 1/2 for crying out loud!) The basement totally smells like VINYL! Yum…

  2. Henry
    Posted June 7, 2006 at 12:49 am | Permalink

    This is the room where I would like to end my days. It also makes me think of “The Revenge of The Nerds”….but that’s just because I’m jealous.

    My “to do list” for the day:

    Pick up my son at 3pm
    Make dinner
    Get a basement and say godbye to the real world….YEAH!!!!!!

  3. Lex
    Posted November 4, 2010 at 10:46 am | Permalink

    If you’re ever interested in selling any Tori Amos memorabilia, please email me!!!!

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  1. […] I’ve never liked jewel cases. Actually, I hate those three pieces of plastic. They crack and break. The thing that is suppose to hold the disc never holds it tightly so it spins, the spokes eventually break, and the disc get scratched. My biggest complaint is that for a small object they consume quite bit of space, thirty jewel cases need one foot of space on a shelf. Albums can be squeezed together tight on a shelf, but you’ll end up with a pile of cracked plastic if you try it with jewel cases. My living room walls are covered with Billy bookcases from Ikea to house my CD collection. Kevin Cole has a basement that is filled and people talk about in hushed tones of amazement. Most jewel case replacement options, like plastic sleeves or binder pages, don’t have space for the tray card, the back piece with track listings and the title spines. My sister replaced all of her jewel cases with sleeves and threw away the tray cards. I could never do that. I already feel short-changed on the amount of space that CD packaging has for information, I’m not getting rid of anything. […]

  2. […] Welcome back to Life With Kevin! It’s been awhile since I’ve written an installment of Life With Kevin. I’ve covered many of the interesting elements of Life With Kevin: tea, tea bongs, CDs, the basement, bagels, and kombucha. I thought there wasn’t anything left until… […]

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