Dream Come True at the Kick-Ass Contest

Last night, I performed in an ass-kicking contest to promote the upcoming Lionsgate movie, Kick-Ass. There were comedians, singers, martial artists, a girl dressed as a dog and many more competing to see who could “kick the most ass.”  That’s a fancy way of saying it was a talent show. It’s an on-line contest, so…

To see all the contestants and cast your vote, go to: http://www.meltcomics.com/blog/2010/04/08/shut-up-and-kick-ass-contestant-vids-and-voting/

Vote for me as much as you want, because it would make me happier than I already am. You see, I am already ecstatic about this video. It was a dream come true. I played “Coppin’ a Feel,” which will be the lead single off of my upcoming album, American Chipfunk. The cameraman deserves all the awards in the world, because he thoughtfully panned to the audience during the audience participation part of the song and captured, on video, a real life feel being copped. That is why I’m ecstatic. Most of my concert videos just show me singing. This has the magic of public groping! That’s right. If you watch this video, you will get to see a boob get squeezed. It shows that my song isn’t just a collection of pretty melodies. It is a serious message song like Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young’s “Ohio,” U2’s “Sunday, Bloody, Sunday, John Lennon’s “Imagine,” etc…

Coincidentally, the victim of the squeezing was Satine Phoenix of sexfoodandcomicbooks.com. You can read her review of Kick-Ass here.

Special thanks go out to Jonathan London of Geekscape.net who invited me to the contest (and was the first judge in the video, I think he was a little biased due to his own public molestation habit), Juan-Manuel Rocha of comicsoncomics.com, and CC2K.com for sponsoring the event!

Coincidentally, it really was my sister’s birthday. She shares it with Jackie Chan. I wasn’t making that up. Happy birthday, Emelie!

For the curious, here is the full, 3-minute version of “Coppin’ a Feel”:

http://www.meltcomics.com/blog/

New Album, New Artwork, New Site

Firstly, welcome to the new RhuneKincaid.com. As you can see it is a bit more bloggish. Blogs are so hot right now. This will be the new home for all things MusiComedy… the saloon of choice for the Six-String Stand-Up… Rhune’s “Home Page” so to speak. Up above you can find everything you loved (or hated) about the old site. Videos, performance dates, mp3s, store links, social media links, etc… But now, you’ll also get frequent witticisms, musings, complaining, wankery, nonsense and good ol’ fashioned time-wasting content.

A new album is in the works and it will be called, “American Chipfunk.” You can check out the artwork below. A lot of people might be wondering, “What is an American Chipfunk?” I can answer that. It’s an album so funky, that it is a new species. It’s genus species is acousti-funky. It has stripes around it’s eyes, which is how you can tell it is not a squirrel. It still likes nuts.

There Are Going to be Some Changes Around Here

The business model of the independent musician is a constantly shifting landscape. This site’s music store has bounced from ReverbNation to Amazon to iTunes to DigStation to selling mp3s in a back alley to the place it always needed to be:

http://rhunekincaid.bandcamp.com

Thanks to bandcamp, you can now listen to the entirety of  SPACE HELL SEX BUNNY with that little widget in the sidebar. Bandcamp is more user friendly than DigStation and lets you share an artist’s music practically anywhere. I did it, and Lord knows I have issues with technology. I recently saw blue lightning in my microwave. Nobody died, but my point is, bandcamp.com makes it so anyone can share music without lethal consequences.

When it comes to downloading, Bandcamp is just like iTunes and Amazon, except they’re not out to slam the independent artist in the keister. Keister-slamming is always something the indie artist needs to be aware of and afraid of.

Want to hear an interview with me where I talk about the economy for independent artists, media piracy and MusiComedy? Check out 13 Guys Named Ed, a tech podcast with the good sense to book attractive guests like me for their audio podcast.

The title of this episode is ‘The Rhune Kincaid Story.” I like the title. I like it a lot. These guys talk gadgets, games and even took a moment to talk with me after downloaded my mp3 and used one of my songs, “iPhone,” for a previous episode. We all learned a lesson about media licensing and that makes it a show that not only entertains, but makes you a better person.