Making Radio Waves

I was on the radio a lot this week after I posted the video medley I made of the bands that are playing at KROQ’s 2014 Weenie Roast concert. KROQ is the rockingest station in Los Angeles, so it was very cool to have them take an interest in my chord-banging and warbling.

First there was an internationally syndicated Loveline episode on Thursday night. I’m on at 1hr16m, right before the Black Keys song. No big deal:

DOWNLOAD Loveline w/ The Black Keys 5/15/2014

Then I talked out loud on The After Disaster Podcast. This is probably the most in-depth appearance where dirty truths about the video are revealed. (I’m on right off the bat):

DOWNLOAD After Disaster #236: Space Whales

Then I woke up bright and early on Friday morning to talk to KROQ’s Kevin and Bean, the biggest morning show in the world (I didn’t research that, but it’s pretty big). I’m on at 1hr12m, you know, right after Chris Martin from Coldplay.No big deal:

DOWNLOAD K & B Podcast 5/16/2014



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Comedy or Pornography?

If you go to Youtube to watch my “Coppin’ a Feel” music video, you’ll find it “disabled for violation of the YouTube Community Guidelines.” It looks like this now:

:/ is right.

I appealed, but that just meant I got to write two sentences, click a button and have it denied within minutes. I’m quite unhappy. According to their notice, “YouTube is not the place for nudity, pornography or other sexually provacative content.” It’s a comedy video. Yes, it’s about something sexy, but that doesn’t make it pornography. There’s zero nudity and the imagery is no worse than the average rap video.  I could spend a lifetime watching racier stuff on YouTube, but I won’t.

Instead, I’m asking people to spread their displeasure on twitter using the hashtags, #ShameOnYouTube, #FreedomOfReach and #LifeLibertyAndThePursuitOfGropiness. Let YouTube know that they got it wrong.

If you haven’t seen it, and therefore aren’t sure if you’re outraged yet, the video is below. Judge for yourself. Is this comedy or pornography?

Coppin’ a Feel (Official Music Video)

Rhune in The News

An artist's depiction of an "article-writer" from old-timey times.

Remember when people used to write articles instead of sitting around talking into their webcams all day? Me neither! But here are two such articles on a subject that I am very interested in: ME! Wahaha. The first comes from comedian and humor editor of Crave Online, Sax Carr, and is on the topic of YouTube comedy. The second is from Rock Band Aide about my song “iPhone” appearing as downloadable content for the Rock Band video game franchise.

Oldtube/Netube: Guitar Edition by Sax Carr at Crave Online:
http://www.craveonline.com…oldtubenewtube-guitar-edition-125171

Interview with a Rock Band Network Artist at Rock Band Aide:
http://www.rockbandaide.com…interview-with-rbn-artist-rhune-kincaid/

If that doesn’t get your rockets firing, I don’t know what will. Come and see me opening for Kevin Pollak this Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Improv in West Palm Beach, Florida!

“iPhone” on Rock Band Network for Xbox 360

PhotobucketHave you ever been on a date with an iPhone fanatic? Singer/songwriter (and gamer) Rhune Kincaid can sympathize. His hilarious song, “iPhone,”  is now available for download on the Rock Band Network . Gamers can rock along exclusively on Xbox 360. Priced at $1 (or 80 MS points), it’s cheaper than most apps!

The Official RBN page for ‘iPhone’ where rockers can download the track is: rockband.com/songs/UGC_5003695

Gamers will have a chance to play Rock Band with the artist himself on Tuesday, September 14th from 5pm-8pm PST. For an invitation, just send an XBL message to “[GT Removed].”

If you can beat Rhune at his own song in a vocal battle, you win an awesome “Coppin’ a Feel” T-Shirt.

Find out more about Rhune, his comedy, and his music here: http://www.rhunekincaid.com

So, that’s the fairly amazing news that I’ve been hinting at for a couple of months. I didn’t want to say anything about it, partially because it seemed like bad marketing, but mostly because I didn’t want to jinx it. Even when I knew it was going to happen, it still sounded like a dream.

iPhone Lyrics Download

As a huge, HUGE fan of the Rock Band franchise, I’m delirious to have one of my songs in the game. If nothing in the press release makes any sense to you, you’re probably old and don’t get why this is awesome, so I’ll explain it how I would for my grandpa:

“It’s a video game grandpa. Yes, a game like checkers, but on the TV with moving pictures. Yes, moving pictures like Clara Bow. It’s a music video game where the kids play a guitar and a…. yes, guitar like Django Reinhardt, only electric… Yes, electronic like Duane Eddy, and now the kids can play along with one of my songs. No, it’s not a Duane Eddy song. No, the song isn’t about checkers. It’s about iPhones… oh, fuck it grandpa! “

If you were able to follow along and have a 360, I’d love to see you during my imitation of the “Game with Fame” program, where I play along with people over Xbox Live. There will be an in-person party as well for those of you within range of Burbank, CA. Huge thanks go out to Matt Greig and Luv Kohli for helping make this happen.

If you don’t want to be outshone on fake plastic instruments by me, study up on this video preview:

Hetero-Strike (And the Death of Proposition 8)

Proposition 8 is no more! In case you haven’t heard, a United States District Court Judge named Vaughn Walker has struck down Proposition 8 in California by ruling it unconstitutional. Judge Walker was quoted as saying, “The main reason for my decision was an awesome song I heard written by Rhune Kincaid. It was this great protest number called “Hetero-Strike” from his first solo album, Space Hell Sex Bunny. Coincidentally, the mp3 is free, or you can name-your-own-price so Rhune can afford to record more great songs.  I’ll provide links below!”

Hetero-Strike Lyrics Download

"I know some guys that I think are gay," Walker said. "And I'll be damned if they get shafted... by the government."

The judge continued his praise and went on to say, “It has the trappings of an 80’s pop-rock song with its driving electronic beat and cascading, yet simple lead guitar done in a rich reverb reminiscent of U2’s guitarist, The Edge. The lyrics are biting, and I heard that Rhune was once confronted by an angry Mormon. (Editor’s note: it’s true!) He also continues to donate proceeds from the Mp3 sales to the National Center for Lesbian Rights. What a guy!”

“You might be thinking that the NCLR doesn’t need that money anymore, but believe me, they’re still paying lawyers and shi’.”

It was quite the honor to have my song mentioned and described with such intimate detail by such an influential figure. He also included all the pertinent marketing copy! It’s also nice to live in a state that’s no longer endorsing bigotry. Sadly, the fact remains that even though it’s unconstitutional, the majority of voters actually did want to ban gay marriage. Poor form, California, poor form.

Hopefully, the ruling will be upheld by the Federal appeals… or someone will come to their senses and realize that the best solution would be to just abolish marriage altogether. No more marriage, no more fighting over who gets it.

This ruling is good news for sane people, but bad news for me. One of my best songs will soon be obsolete.  I’ll have to find a new topic for a protest song. Loyal readers, what’s pissing you off these days?