PRETTY ODDCAST (EPISODES #24-27)

Remember, Pretty Oddcast?

We paused things a while back, but are working on doing it again. And I never got all of the episodes here on my site like I’d always planned. So that I can scratch it off my bucket list, that ends now. Of course it’s easier to just use your podcast app of choice:iTunes or Stitcher, but here’s some links to our latest:


GoTopless DayEpisode #24: GoTopless Day


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craft beerEpisode #25: Craft Beer

 
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Episode #26: Comikaze

 
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My Little PonyEpisode #27: My Little Pony

 
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The Sun Still Wants To Kill Us

Yesterday was the hottest day in the history of Los Angeles by many measurements. So it seems like a good time to remind you of the song I wrote about how the sun wants to kill us. In fact, I recorded an alternate version of “The Sun is Going to Blow Up.” It’s got a bit of a school-teacher-storytime vibe where I explain how the sun will some day burst and consume all that we know and love.

After all, it is a children’s song.

Hit play!

Songs in the Key of Funny #27 (starring me!)

Hey, sometimes I am not always the best at updating my website in a timely manner regarding my activities. That ends today. At least, the part about updating. A few Mondays ago, I appeared on a live podcast.

The podcast is called “Songs in the Key of Funny” and it is a play on words that I only got a few weeks later because the host’s name is Kristen Key. She and Shaun Fischer were great with their quick wits, guitar playing, and beatboxing, and I was present.

Diamonds Are For Morons (Official Music Video)

One day, I started wondering why diamonds are so expensive. And if they are so rare and expensive, how could they possibly have become such an integral part of our engagement rituals? Historically, very few people have been lucky enough to have disposable income, and yet, a whole lot of people have gotten engaged.

How can so many people have observed an expensive ritual that requires an allegedly unobtainable resource?

How does that work?

Something doesn’t add up.

I did some research. I learned about a lot of lying. I wrote an essay. I set it to music and it was 26 minutes long, and I didn’t have nearly that much music. I wrote some more music. I linked the six themes and looped them to stick in your head. I cut the essay down considerably and practiced reading it really fast. I recorded it and worked with an animator to create a video.

There’s a lot more that I wish I could’ve included. I wish I’d mentioned the fact that most of the world’s diamonds live in warehouses in Great Britain. Or that the biggest boom in the diamond tradition came from targeting traumatized World War II veterans who were looking for ideas to hang onto as they attempted to return to normalcy. Or how “recommitment rings” and “recommitment ceremonies” are just a shallow attempt to pawn off an excess of supply to a disinterested demographic. I wish I’d relayed more icky quotes in my old-timey barker voice.

But I didn’t make time for everything. So, in 2,250ish words and 13ish minutes, here is all of the most important stuff that I learned.

I hope it makes you laugh at a few things; I hope it makes you question everything.

If this blows your mind too, PLEASE share and “funny” the video on Funny or Die.
Or share the YouTube if you prefer.
It’s also on Facebook for liking and sharing and commenting.
And it’s way too long for Twitter. So don’t look there.

If you want the MP3 of this song or any of my songs and albums, you’ll find them all for your downloading and streaming pleasure(s) at rhunekincaid.com/music.

diamonds are for morons by rhune kincaid

“Awkward with Evan” podcast (starring me)!


Evan Wecksell is a fellow musical comedian with a great idea for a podcast. It’s called “Awkward with Evan,” and on it, he interviews all of the Facebook friends he’s picked up from years of gigging. Now that includes me! I babbled muchly about “Squirrelmageddon,” meeting your heroes without knowing they are your heroes, how Colorado is the best, and new and exciting ways to create music videos. Give it a listen!