It’s been about 7 years. All those photos were taken before American Chipfunk was even recorded. My hair is thinner, I’ve gotten into better and then not-as-much better shape, and it seemed like time for a change. Also, I’m working on artwork for album #3 and had a couple of extra squirrels lying around. Hope you like it.
I’ve decided to go in a different direction with this song,¬†and I think writing an original track worked out for the best, but I thought my letter to Tangerine Dream asking for sampling permissions might be an interesting read and a kind of pre-emptive song blog! ūüôā You know I love my song blogs. It was surreal to write this , track down contact info, and eventually send this baby. One songwriter lives in Germany, one is deceased, and the other never replied for unknown reasons. Read it all up!
Hello Tangerine Dream team!
Album production (mixing if you’re curious) has slowed¬†me from writing nerd stuff for Ranker.com as much as I’d like, but I still manage the odd¬†listicle. In fact, the mix in this group may be odder than the usual. You get some TV, some sports, and some comic book gore all rolled up with a dash of time travel.
#31 – Archer’s Greatest Villains, Ranked
With how messed up the main characters of Archer are, you forget how messed up the villains are. In fact, sometimes I forget who the villains are. Read this article and more sentences that end in a preposition to refresh your memory!
My favorite will always be Barry… or Other Barry. I can’t decide. What do you think Other Rhune? Oh, I couldn’t say, Rhune.
#32 – Historical Sporting Events You’d Absolutely Have To Visit if You Owned a Time Machine
This list may seem impractical, but it is probably the most important list you’ll ever read. If, and when, I come into possession of a time machine, if I haven’t already, and enough timejuice to make my way across the space/time continuum, I’m going to be hitting up these games and matches in reverse order of the order they’ve been ranked in by you, the Ranker. My fate is in your hands. I’m especially looking forward to the inhospitable weather games. I can’t believe Jackie Robinson has been voted down so far. Who are you people? Who downvotes Jackie Robinson under any circumstances?
#33 – The 15 Goriest Moments in Sin City Comics
Ranker was on a real kick for lists about gore. So I told them that I know the Sin City comics like the back of my non-gory hand and took a crack at making this list. I don’t know how the roller-booting decapitation remains so low on the list, but I only have one vote to give!
Hey gang! Here’s a weird story about two songs that I bet you never knew I worked on!
About six years ago, I was commissioned to work on two songs for an English-language version of an animated film from Denmark. It was called Terkel I Knibe (Terkel in Trouble). The task was pretty unique. The movie had two songs that had been produced in Danish that needed to be re-sung, re-produced, and translated with as much humor as possible into English. ¬†I got to see the whole movie, but more than half of the dialogue was still in Danish. A stream¬†of bizarre, outrageous, half-understood, and obscene animated images paraded before my eyes so I could get a feel for the tone. And then I did the job!¬†I made Americanized versions of “Mr. Cool” and “F*** Off and Die.”
SIX YEARS LATER
The movie is finally coming to America! It’s been renamed The Trouble with Terkel¬†and has already scored a spot¬†in the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. ¬†It’s also making a west coast debut at the Laemmle Noho 7 on February 3rd at 10pm. . I’ll be there, and it would be cool if you were too! Be warned though; just because this is an animated movie about kids does not mean it is for kids. It is a hard R with some rau-au-au-unchy stuff. Raunchy stuff. The aforementioned “trouble,” that the protagonist, “Terkel,” is “in” is both disturbing and profound. But I’ll be singing in it for a couple of minutes, so it’s all ok!
tl;dr I made two songs for this movie that’s playing at the Laemmle NoHo 7 on 02/03/17!
For full details and tickets, check out the theater’s site:¬†https://www.laemmle.com/films/41866
Today or tomorrow or whatever is the last day to get my first two albums, Space Hell Sex Bunny and American Chipfunk, through mainstream venues like iTunes or Amazon or whatever.
Of course, you can also always get them for free at rhunekincaid.com/music