LAMPSHADE MAN: the movie

Look what I found on an old hard drive. Last time this was available on the internet, there was no YouTube (who I’m still mad at). “LAMPSHADE MAN: the movie” was my third-to-last student film at the University of Colorado.

A lot of people ask me, “How did you get that damaged film look?” My answer remains, “I shot it on film and then I damaged the film.” It was a hand-wound 16mm Bolex camera. It was hand edited too. I actually had to tape pieces of film together. I wish I could say that I had all these great ideas, but really, it was my film school teaching me extremely outdated techniques. (Love you, CU!)

A lot of people compliment me on the music. The music is awesome. It’s by The Gravitones, the best band from my hometown of Loveland, Colorado. My band, The Vanishing, was probably the 9th or 10th best. Maybe lower. We were pretty bad. Anyway, all the music comes from the Gravitones 2001ish album, “Echolalia,” which I can’t find anywhere on the internet, but I’ve got a copy.

Finally, a lot of people mention how muscular I looked when I played Lampshade Man. That’s not me. It’s Jeff Slutz. He was in The Vanishing too. He’s an accomplished music producer, whose stuff I also cannot find on the internet. I had no muscles in college.

The Music of Loveline

As you might know, I’ve been working for Loveline for about a year as a video producer. The show streams live on the internet every Sunday-Thursday at 10pm (PST). It’s a cool job because not only do they pay me, but sometimes I get to do funny and/or musical videos based on Loveline content. I would like to share some of my favorite musical bits from Loveline:





Mp3s are available on the Loveline homepage here and here.

SCOGS #1: Happy

I’ve decided to do a few videos of covers because I’m too lazy to write my own songs. It’s called “S*** Covers of Good Songs.”

This one is from a podcast called, The After Disaster. It’s called “Happy” and it’s by Mike Carano.

Space/Time Continuum (Official Music Video)

This song is the most polarizing song in my repertoire. Responses are inevitably split between “this is my favorite” and “I don’t get it.”  The latter don’t even mean to say, “I don’t think it’s funny.” They really mean, “I don’t even grasp the concept.”  I think the key to “getting it” is watching enough sci-fi movies or at least one Back to the Future film. If you haven’t managed either of those, you may want to skip this… also if you have epilepsy. Anyway, here is “Space/Time Continuum” from my first album, Space Hell Sex Bunny:

This video was made before this blog, and therefore, never got a mention. I think it might be my favorite thing I’ve ever done in the whole world. Vastly delayed credit goes to the actress, Ashley Lindenberg, whose demure classiness really distracts the eye away from what a horrible dancer I am. Also, this video made me think I should go back to parting my hair in the middle, but I’m not sure I have that hairline anymore.

A lot of people ask the same question, so I might as well answer it. The “time machine” in this video is a light stage at the Institute for Creative Technologies in Culver City, CA. It’s built for 3d modeling, but we used it for its shiny, flashing lights. Also, no, I cannot get you access for your shoot.

Production stills:

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/Newtube: 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!