“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!

Per usual, you can download this MP3 and the entire Squirrelmageddon album at rhunekincaid.com/music!

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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!

My New Album Has a Name and A Cover

I’ve finished my part of making my new album. I’m going to call it Squirrelmageddon. It took me two years. If you ever decide you want to make an album all by yourself, first make sure that you’re reliably unemployed. The next step is mastering. That means I send it to Robert Smith in New York who will make it big, and boomy, and loud, and bright, and clear. And that means, I’m feeling ok about showing you the album cover art. If you were a fan of the cover art for Space Hell Sex Bunny, you’ll probably like this.

squirelmageddon ablum cover by rhune kincaid

 

Songs I Bet You Never Knew I Worked On

Hey gang! Here’s a weird story about two songs that I bet you never knew I worked on!

the trouble with terkel poster songsAbout six years ago, I was commissioned to work on two songs for an English-language version of an animated film from Denmark. It was called Terkel I Knibe (Terkel in Trouble). The task was pretty unique. The movie had two songs that had been produced in Danish that needed to be re-sung, re-produced, and translated with as much humor as possible into English.  I got to see the whole movie, but more than half of the dialogue was still in Danish. A stream of bizarre, outrageous, half-understood, and obscene animated images paraded before my eyes so I could get a feel for the tone. And then I did the job! I made Americanized versions of “Mr. Cool” and “F*** Off and Die.”

SIX YEARS LATER

The movie is finally coming to America! It’s been renamed The Trouble with Terkel and has already scored a spot in the Tribeca Film Festival in New York.  It’s also making a west coast debut at the Laemmle Noho 7 on February 3rd at 10pm. . I’ll be there, and it would be cool if you were too! Be warned though; just because this is an animated movie about kids does not mean it is for kids. It is a hard R with some rau-au-au-unchy stuff. Raunchy stuff. The aforementioned “trouble,” that the protagonist, “Terkel,” is “in” is both disturbing and profound. But I’ll be singing in it for a couple of minutes, so it’s all ok!

tl;dr I made two songs for this movie that’s playing at the Laemmle NoHo 7 on 02/03/17!

For full details and tickets, check out the theater’s site: https://www.laemmle.com/films/41866


Album #3 Progress Report #2 – Vocals Aplenty

I’m halfway into recording the vocals for what will be album #3. I took a hearty break after the last bass tracks to work out a new song (tentatively) called “Diamonds Are For Suckers.” It’s 14 minutes long, so now this thing is an album for sure! I’ve never done an album with such diverse vocal stylings, so I’m quickly learning that recording a rap is different from recording a rant, which is not the same as recording beatbox, none of which are the same as recording the singing that I’m used to doing. On top of that, I’m doing it all in my closet studio. 🙂 So, per usual, it’s going pretty slowly. I started in June, and I’d say I’m about halfway done… so… nope, still not committing to any dates.

For the record, I have at least five rap songs now, and they’re not all bad.