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Mildly exciting news. Since I’m getting ready to release my new album, “Squirelmageddon,” my first two albums, “Space Hell Sex Bunny” and “American Chipfunk” are available again on

SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0IlYSdNDfh3Q3s9umv4UiC

AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002B0PGP6

iTUNES: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/rhune-kincaid/id317202574

And something called “Deezer” that I don’t know how to work. Google Play Music will take a little longer.

And just like always, they’re all available at rhunekincaid.com/music for the price of freaking free.

Song Blog: “Rock Discreetly”

It’s Rock O’Clock. Time for a song blog. Why this song, you ask? Because I think it’s the only song on my two albums that has never been performed live. I’ve played the acoustic intro, but the rest of it is beyond my live acoustic set up with all the drums, vocal layers and surf guitar. That’s kind of sad though, because it really captures a lot of my feelings, especially the “Fuck you, I’m going to make whatever sounds I want, even if they’re annoying” one.

I usually try to avoid curse words in recorded versions, because I hate making ‘clean edits,’ but since this yummy number had no potential as a single, I didn’t bother. This song isn’t all that funny, except for the fact that it’s loud and annoying for the sake of being loud and annoying, which I also think, really sums up my stage personality. That’s the opposite of my off-stage personality, which makes this song a real peek into the depths of my complexity. I’m so deep. I’m such a deep, intriguing person that he song right after this one is “Handjobs and Driving.”

This song was inspired by wanting to rock whilst other people, roommates, neighbors, cellmates and the like were trying to sleep and not owning a proper studio. Also, it’s a response to their complaints. All in all, a pretty self-explanatory song with silly voices.

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:

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?

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.