“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!

“Write About Butts (Right About Butts)” Music Video

I remember writing “Write About Butts (Right About Butts)” very clearly. I was sitting on the floor of my closet. I was working on converting said closet into a recording booth, but it never worked out.

Nevertheless, I had my Omega guitar that is broken at the headstock and which was given to my by Diana Van De Kamp, and I was testing the acoustics of my soon-to-be-failed conversion project. I started banging out some chords, but not my usual chords, and I thought, “That sounds like one of those sad acoustic deep cuts that Smashing Pumpkins stashed on their 90’s albums.”

I love those albums. I’d just met Billy Corgan at Loveline a few months prior, and then I got to see him perform a few nights later. I hadn’t seen Smashing Pumpkins play for 20 years and the whole band was different except for Billy. His frustration was palpable. He’d play a new song and get frustrated at the crowd’s indifference. Then he’d play a Pumpkins banger from 20 years ago, and the crowd would go nuts, making him even more frustrated.

All of that flashed through my head as I banged out these chords on my closet floor, and I thought, “It’s probably driven him insane that he keeps writing all these great, esoteric songs, and every hit from the last 15 years has just been some bullshit about butts.”

I’d finished writing this song about 20 minutes later, and I don’t think I ever changed a single lyric. I imagine people who are used to my usual singing voice probably wonder WTF happened to me on this recording, but that’s the only way I’ve ever sung this song: like a Smashing Pumpkins deep cut from the 90’s.

Alex Montilla played the cajon. Mike Peralta held the camera. Thank you, gentlemen!

Per usual, you can download this MP3 and the entire Squirrelmageddon album at rhunekincaid.com/music!

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