Write About Butts (Right About Butts) Music Video – Buttless Edition

The first version of this music video had butts in it. Twerking, mirroring, kaleidoscoping butts. I put a lot of work into adding those butts in as many creative ways as I could manage. I guess it’s the film school in me that made me feel some contrast to the performance shots was necessary. But the song is not about butts. It’s how I don’t write about butts even though butts have become the primary focus of our music industry, our daily lives, and our culture. This shortcoming prevents me from ever becoming rich or famous through my songwriting. It’s a lament, but not one about butts. It’s about my own stubbornness and my resistance to change. It’s about me.

I decided the butts didn’t belong. So I took them out. I also color corrected a handful of shots, removed the silent intro and tried to fix a sync that didn’t need fixing. That’s just how I work. Inefficiently and unprofitably.  Now the video is what it should be: a lone singer, at Orange Plaza Square Park (which is actually a circle), imitating Billy Corgan (because he also never sings about butts – not even close), and playing his unprofitable non-hit single to the delight of no one. And no butts whatsoever. Thank yous are due to @akmontilla who played the cajón and @mikeperaltamusic who shot what turned out to be the only footage that was truly needed.  Now, please enjoy “Write About Butts (Right About Butts)” the Buttless Edition.

Song: Write About Butts (Right About Butts)
Artist: Rhune Kincaid
Album: Squirrelmageddon
Copyright 2017 Rhune Kincaid

Download the full album at rhunekincaid.com/music

Covering the Whole 2014 KROQ Weenie Roast Lineup in Under 5 Minutes

I crammed together covers of all 14 of the bands that are playing the KROQ Weenie Roast on May 31st at the Verizon Amphitheater in L.A. It was harder than I thought for a little while and then all of a sudden, way easier. I may have messed up some melodies or lyrics or everything. I hope this doesn’t get you too excited, because I heard the concert is already sold out.

In case anyone asks, or cares, here’s the cheat sheet I made to get myself through.

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In reverse order, those chords belong to Avicii, Beck, Foster the People, Fall Out Boy, The Neighbourhood, Bastille, Fitz & the Tantrums, Capital Cities, Phantogram, The 1975, American Authors, Kongos, Bleachers, and Cherub. I probably shold have done my hair.

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: