“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!

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At long last an album: Squirrelmageddon

This is Squirrelmageddon by Rhune Kincaid (me). It’s a music album with 20 songs. Hit play. Clickthrough to rhunekincaid.bandcamp.com to download Mp3s (for free), get an ol’ timey CD, or read the lyrics. Tell me what you think?

Thank you for listening!

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!

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