As I finished this record, I sent the title track to my friend Shannon Wheeler, and asked him to draw a cover for it. He sent me a sketch of a dude surfing on a guitar. I was ready to use the sketch, but he insisted I send him a picture of my guitar. The result you see here! I love what he did. Thanks, Shannon!
Shannon and I have been friends since high school. I was a fan of his comic, Too Much Coffee Man, before I even realized the author was my old friend! Life is full of surprises.
“Peace and Love and Rock and Roll” started as an album title. I wasn’t planning on a title track. But the song came to me one night, and I recorded the guitars and vocals at home. Added my bass and Mikey Stevens’ drums and percussion at Michael Rosen’s studio.
There’s a line in the song –
“Peace and love and this is also true,
We don’t deal with the haters but we love them too.”
I try to live by those words.
I ordered some more CDs, will have them soon, so have at it if you want a physical copy. The digital download version is available 24/7, and if you buy the CD, you get the download as well of course.
Wonders never cease, I’m almost out of CDs. Got 5 left so have at it if’n you’d like one! The download version is still avail in abundance because the little hamsters that run teh Inertnets make them to order infinitely. It’s also come to my attention that there’s no picture of me on this site, apart from my Gravatar and the lovely little likeness on the record cover by Shannon Wheeler. As such I have uploaded a high-gloss studio shot of me playing guitar on a sound stage with wind blowing through my hair. No, wait! It’s a sideways grainy selfie of me with a cat on my head! There’s a madness to my method. Here are fancy PayPal buttons. Downloads here:
HUGE THANKS to everyone who has purchased this lil’ slab of Peace and Love and Rock and Roll, and for your kind feedback. Part 2 is in progress and your support motivates me to do more. There are some remixes from some of my genius mixmaster friends also in the works, and I’ll add them to the download page as they arrive!
Might I add, this is fun. Making this record helped me get through the events of 2016, personal and global, and I hope my humble contributions give some joy and fun and entertainment to you and yours.
Peace and Love and Rock and Roll part 1, 4-song EP is now in my paws! You can order the digital version for instant delivery using the handy PayPal button below. Like magic you’ll be delivered to the EP page where you can stream or download the tunes, artwork, read the lyrics and credits etc. It’s $4.99 for the download / web version! Thar she blows:
Wait, you want an actual CD?!
Well if so, you’re in luck because I made a small batch. I set the price at $20, as it’s a super-limited edition, and this includes shipping & handling. You’ll also automatically get access to the EP page for instant rocking. There’s an option in the order form if you want me to sign your CD cover, I’d be happy to personalize it to you, your sweetie, your dachshund.. just let me know to whom, and I’ll get it right out to you! Here’s a PayPal button for the CD:
Be the 1st to hear my new 4-song EP “Peace and Love and Rock and Roll, part 1!” I’ll send you a link to download uncompressed WAV files (in glorious CD-quality) and also cuddly lil’ MP3s for yr iThingys, in mid-December of 2016. You’ll also have access to my top-secret backstage clubhouse at this here website, with song lyrics, credits, cover art and whatnot. It’s a digital world, and at least at first, I don’t even want to distribute this thru iTunes and the Stopifys etc. This is the only place in the world you can get it. Use the fancy PayPal button below to reserve your copy by magic. Your support helps me pay for the recording and encourages me to more of this tomfoolery. Thanks!! -Eric Din
This is the homepage for my new (and probably some old) solo recordings, 1st of which to be published here in December, 2016. If you found this, wow! I am Eric Din and I’m looking forward to sharing some of the music I’ve recorded at home and at Michael Rosen’s awesome Berkeley studio. I’ve made a lot of tracks there over the years, with The Uptones, producer Matthew King Kaufman and other wonderful folks, and it’s become sort of a home-away-from-home for me, creatively.
There are so many ways to distribute music now, it makes my head spin. I’m sure I’ll use a number of methods, but this will be a “home base” of sorts. Been thinking about this a while, and decided to just start it. So, hi! Thanks for popping in. Leave a comment or drop me a line if you like, that’s all for now. Cheers!