“iPhone” on Rock Band Network for Xbox 360

PhotobucketHave you ever been on a date with an iPhone fanatic? Singer/songwriter (and gamer) Rhune Kincaid can sympathize. His hilarious song, “iPhone,”  is now available for download on the Rock Band Network . Gamers can rock along exclusively on Xbox 360. Priced at $1 (or 80 MS points), it’s cheaper than most apps!

The Official RBN page for ‘iPhone’ where rockers can download the track is: rockband.com/songs/UGC_5003695

Gamers will have a chance to play Rock Band with the artist himself on Tuesday, September 14th from 5pm-8pm PST. For an invitation, just send an XBL message to “[GT Removed].”

If you can beat Rhune at his own song in a vocal battle, you win an awesome “Coppin’ a Feel” T-Shirt.

Find out more about Rhune, his comedy, and his music here: http://www.rhunekincaid.com

So, that’s the fairly amazing news that I’ve been hinting at for a couple of months. I didn’t want to say anything about it, partially because it seemed like bad marketing, but mostly because I didn’t want to jinx it. Even when I knew it was going to happen, it still sounded like a dream.

iPhone Lyrics Download

As a huge, HUGE fan of the Rock Band franchise, I’m delirious to have one of my songs in the game. If nothing in the press release makes any sense to you, you’re probably old and don’t get why this is awesome, so I’ll explain it how I would for my grandpa:

“It’s a video game grandpa. Yes, a game like checkers, but on the TV with moving pictures. Yes, moving pictures like Clara Bow. It’s a music video game where the kids play a guitar and a…. yes, guitar like Django Reinhardt, only electric… Yes, electronic like Duane Eddy, and now the kids can play along with one of my songs. No, it’s not a Duane Eddy song. No, the song isn’t about checkers. It’s about iPhones… oh, fuck it grandpa! “

If you were able to follow along and have a 360, I’d love to see you during my imitation of the “Game with Fame” program, where I play along with people over Xbox Live. There will be an in-person party as well for those of you within range of Burbank, CA. Huge thanks go out to Matt Greig and Luv Kohli for helping make this happen.

If you don’t want to be outshone on fake plastic instruments by me, study up on this video preview:

GoTopless Day 2010 “Coverage”

GoTopless Day is an annual event to protest the laws that deny women the right to go bare-chested in public. To protest, the women go topless… sweet. I was invited to the Venice Beach, CA demonstration to perform my song, “Coppin’ a Feel.” Videos and pictures abound below.

This is my favorite shot. I call it, "Topless Girls vs. Bible Bashing Christian Zealots

The argument FOR toplessness is on the right and the argument AGAINST on the left.

Kat Kaplan is a rapper and protester and, yes, she totally was using her own portrait for pasties.

Some said the tape showed lack of commitment. I say it still showed plenty of breastmeat.

This girl is named Veronique. She has very nice eyes and doesn't care who sees them.

Police thought it would be best if this guy stopped screaming his Vietnam-related boob-hatred.

This is another favorite of mine. I call this one BIG rack vs. BIGotry. This guy never masturbates.

I call this one "Signage + Boobage." My spellchecker calls bullshit both words. Digging the leopard print.

Lara Terstenjak (in the white hat) coordinated the perv-formers including yours truly.

Let's be perfectly clear as to why this guy was in attendance. He loves boobs.

Distracted by that logo? Stay focused! It's the logo of the Raelian Movement. Look it up... later.

You know what everyone is wearing with their sun hats this season? Tits. That's what.

...and how is everyone accessorizing their titties this season? With devil horns. That's how.

Nadine Gary is the organizer of GoTopless Day 2010. She doesn't mess around.

What is this? This is something else I saw on Venice Beach. A two-headed turtle.

Because I knew you wouldn't fucking believe me, another shot of the two-headed turtle.

This young lady works at the same Venice Beach Freakshow where the two-headed turtle works.

This girl tried to put bunny ears on me, but it didn't work, because I've got Photoshop.

'The empresses have no clothes,' yelled out bystanders, but no one listened.

Zombiegeddon!

Not long ago, I wrote in this space, asking for people to send in their best zombie impression. The end goal was to create the backdrop for a “radio play” about zombies. “Zombiegeddon!” is the result, and the third track on American Chipfunk.

The dialog comes from a screenplay that I meant to produce as a film before I ran out of money. The brilliant voice acting and improvisations were provided performed by my sister, Emelie O’Hara, and her friends, Ian Tindell and Curtiss Frisle. It was a lot of fun to do some sound design on a piece that didn’t have to conform to the rigorous rhythmic standards of music.

Have a listen or download it for posterity:

Zombiegeddon! Lyrics Download

Everybody loves zombies now. Film studios love them because they’re cheaper than dragons. Horror fans love them because of their uncanny resemblance to the living. Christians love them because Jesus was one. I love them because I really think I’d be happier in a post-apocalyptic zombie world. In that world, when someone annoys you (and they’re undead) you’re allowed to hit them in the face with an ax. In fact, it’s encouraged. If they do turn out to have been living, you just claim that you thought they were a zombie! Sadly in the real world, you’re pretty much never allowed to hit someone in the face with an ax.

Now that even the morons in Hollywood have figured out that zombies are awesome, is it still cool to like zombies? Heck yes, but only if you’ve done your research.

Usually, I like to write a top ten list or history lesson with each of my song blogs, but that’s not gonna happen on the topic of zombies. Nope. Since I’m a zombie expert, you’re getting a top 30-or-so list of the best zombie stuff ever. What’s “stuff?” Anything can be stuff. Movies, comics, video games, 3-minute radio plays from my album, tv shows, you name it. I’ve even ranked them this time. Please feel free to disagree loudly and often.

My criteria for “what makes a zombie” can be summed up in two words: infection and resurrection. Here’s the best 32 things ever made about zombies.

32. Return of the Living Dead Movie The punk sibling of George A. Romero’s flicks. It has a naked zombie girl for most of it.
31. Resident Evil Movie It’s not the best of it’s breed, but it sets the tone
for it’s superior sequels.
30. Resident Evil 5 Game The best looking zombies in game history.
29. Day of the Dead (Remake) Movie This one got bonus points for taking place in CO.
28. House of the Dead Game No arcade is complete without this cabinet and it’s two plastic guns on wires.
27. Resident Evil 2 Movie Basically, it’s the first movie expanded to a
citywide scale. Monsters are horrible though.
26. Dead Snow Movie Not the most sensical zombie film, but the zombies are Nazis. So there’s that.
25. Pandorum Movie I’m still not sure this fits the genre, which is the
only reason its this low on the list.
24. Resident Evil 3 Movie The third time was a charm. It’d be nice if the trend continued for the fourth.
23. I Am Legend Movie They screwed up the ending.
22. Dead Space Game This is a borderline genre call as well, but it’s so
damn good. Possibly the scariest game ever.
21. Thriller Music Video Normally, I don’t like when zombies dance. Did you know Michael Jackson’s in this?
20. I Am Legend Book It’s much better with the original ending, because
then the title actually makes sense.
19. Undead Movie Few have seen this Australian comedy, which sucks. Its almost as good as Shaun of the Dead.
18. Resident Evil 4 Game Re-invigorated the survival horror and zombie genres.
17. Dead/Alive Movie The bloodiest movie ever. Works for me.
16. Dead Rising 2: Case Zero Game This mini-game sets the table for Dead Rising 2, which could compete for the top spot on this list.
15. Land of the Dead Movie Romero’s take on classism in the USA.
14. Zombieland Movie It’s not perfect, but it’s a decent training video
for the actual zombie apocalypse.
13. Planet Terror Movie Robert Rodriguez’s zombie apocalypse not only has great zombies, it has great characters.
12. World War Z Book This book is the definitive work on how it will all
go down on a global scale.
11. [Rec] Movie This Spanish movie is the Blair Witch of zombie films. It was remade poorly by Americans.
10. 28 Weeks Later Movie This sequel is great because it’s about screwing it all up after we defeat the zombies.
9. Dawn of the Dead Movie The classic satire on American consumerism.
8. The Walking Dead Comic It’s not even finished yet, and it gets 8th place.
7. Left 4 Dead Game This was the first simulator to really get it right.
If everyone played it, we’d all be ready…
6. Left 4 Dead 2 Game ..and this is the definitive simulator. I practice
once or twice a week, just to stay sharp.
5. Night of the Living Dead Movie Simply put, Patient Zero.
4. 28 Days Later Movie This is the most hardcore zombie movies get without being Italian and unwatchable.
3. Shaun of the Dead Movie More than a comedy, it’s a zombie amalgamation, a zombgalmation, if you will.
2. Dawn of the Dead (Remake) Movie I’m sure people will disagree, but for me, this one summarizes the genre perfectly.
1. Dead Rising Game Every facet of the zombie apocalypse you could ever want to explore and it all fits in the mall.