Song Blog: “Starting a Band”

“Starting a Band” began as some chicken scratchings for a bit of stand-up. At some point, I remembered how I don’t like talking on stage all that much and it became my 2nd “radio play.” It was the last track added to American Chipfunk.


The premise is that I am in deep outer space with no one to talk to but my spaceship’s artificial intelligence. I don’t remotely remember why the AI is called “Slim 5000.” That doesn’t even sound like a name fit for a PC. I really hope there isn’t a band out there called “Cleavage,” because if I ever do start a band, that’s the name I want. Enjoy the free MP3 or don’t!

 

The "moose on fire" comes, of course, from the classic film "Knowing," which nobody nothered to see.

 

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?

American Chipfunk – Available On the Internet!

My new album, American Chipfunk, is now on the legendary internet in ultra-convenient MP3!

Click here to go to the ‘American Chipfunk’ MP3 page to LISTEN, DOWNLOAD and share!

Don’t like links? Here’s a widget that brings the ENTIRE ALBUM to you! Pass it around!

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.