Merlin's Monocle is a rock band in F is for Family. It is a three piece progressive rock band that consists of Kevin and his two friends, Lex and Bolo. Their main mission is to become famous rockers while staying true to themselves.
They have two songs, each lasting aprox. ten minutes long. One is called "Weathered Souls", which Kevin wrote about his relationship with his father. The local radio station uses part of the song as their weather jungle. The second song was written by Bolo and Lex. A third song was played once. It was improvised by Kevin, about his guilt over sleeping with Vic's girlfriend, and lasted 30 minutes.
The band has played two shows. One, at the Paradise Pavilion, the old folks home where Lex's Bubbe Esther lives, and a second at Vic's house.
Musical Influences Edit
The three teenagers are obviously heavily inspired by their favourite band, Shire of Frodo. Their rehearsal space is covered in posters and other memorabilia from the band, and they wore Shire of Frodo t-shirts during their first gig. Many of the fantasy themes are lifted from the band as well, although instead of writing fantastical stories, Merlin's Monocle tend to use these themes as thinly veiled metaphors for events in their own lives.