Hot Off The Presses!

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 $4.00 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:

UPDATE June 28, 2017!
Added my new track “The Laughing Man” to the EP page, and will add more tracks there as I finish them, til Peace and Love and Rock and Roll, the album, is complete! So if you buy the EP you my new stuff as it’s created. So there ya go 🙂 <3 Din

Baby Baby Baby Baby Baby Baby Baby Baby Baby Baby Baby Baby Baby Baby Baby Baby Baby Baby Baby Baby Baby Baby Baby I Love You

No really, I do. Here’s my latest single, another song toward the completion of my Peace and Love and Rock and Roll LP. And this one really fits the album concept because yes, it is called, Baby Baby Baby Baby Baby Baby Baby Baby Baby Baby Baby Baby Baby Baby Baby Baby Baby Baby Baby Baby Baby Baby Baby I Love You. That’s 23 “Baby’s” if we’re counting. My dear friend Jacki heard a ruff mix a few weeks ago and told me she started doing the Twist in her kitchen! I could die happy there, no problem. Indeed it feels Twist-worthy to me as well, and I hope you will also have a Twist. It’s in my BandCamp, and soon it will be in the various corporate iTuneries and Spotifisms.

Everything Is Wrong

New single up!
Free to download and share.
Lyrics and credits below.

Free downloads:

Eric Din: Guitars, Vocals, Bass
Mikey Stevens: Drums

Recorded at Eric Din’s house and Lost Monkey Studio.
Mixed and Mastered by Michael Rosen at East Bay Recorders.
Produced by Eric Din.
Artwork by Shannon Wheeler.

Everything is wrong,
Everything is wrong since you’ve been gone,
I don’t belong,
I don’t belong and everything is wrong

Everything is going straight to shite,
Been doing things that I don’t even like,
The government is married to the church,
My sweet cat died and everything is dirt

Everything is wrong,
Everything and everyone is wrong,
I took some advice,
It was good except that it was wrong

Everything is wrong,
Everything is wrong since you’ve been gone,
I don’t belong,
Now every big and little thing is wrong,

I’m not a bad dude, I want to do good,
Try my best but I can’t get along,
I do the things that my self-help books say bring happiness,
But I guess all the self-help books were wrong

I had a girlfriend who liked zen I used a pen
to write her then expressing my undying lo-ove,
She said I can’t rely on her or anybody else,
Cause none of us are defying the dust

Everything is wrong,
Everything is wrong since you’ve been gone,
I can’t go on,
I don’t belong and everything is wrong

I don’t even know what it’s about,
I can’t be certain even of my doubts,
I changed my haircut and my name,
They still got my number all the same

They’re making music with artificial intelligence
to be enjoyed by artificial life,
I’ll take it all in, watch babylon fallin’
Eatin’ popcorn with my artificial wife

Everything is wrong,
Everything is wrong since you’ve been gone,
I don’t belong,
I can’t go on and everything is wrong

Everything is wrong,
Everything and everyone is wrong,
Since you’ve been gone,
I don’t belong and everything is wrong

© 2017 Eric Roy Dinwiddie, King Roy Music, BMI

If you like this and wanna hear more, pick up my EP. These records are also available in Spotify, iTunes, and other savage corporate entities. Also in the wonderful BandCamp. PLAY LOUD.


Everything Is Wrong

New Single Up! The Laughing Man

OK! The Laughing Man, recorded at my home studio with guitars and voice. Mixed and mastered by Michael Rosen, artwork by Shannon Wheeler, original song by Paul Jackson and myself. Available for a buck. This fancy PayPal button will take you to the single page with mp3 and wav downloads, lyrics, and a handy web audio player. THANKS! I hope you enjoy. Peace and Love and Laughing uncontrollably, your Din

The Laughing Man
Digital single by Eric Din

Peace and Love and Matt Jaffe and a Jangly 12-String Rickenbacker! And puppies.

One doesn’t play a 12-string Rickenbacker guitar, as much as one wrangles it. Yes having played one a bit, I am convinced that is the verb: to wrangle. It’s a wonderful instrument but like a herd of cattle it will wander about and moo. You can’t be sure where all the strings will go and it is impossible to keep completely in tune. Sounds amazing in the right paws. One cat who can truly wrangle a Ricky-12 is young Matt Jaffe. You may know him as a singer-songwriter rock star, and he is these things, but! He’s also a Rickenbacker 12-String Wrangler to be reckoned with. And reckon I did, when Mr. Jaffe helped me finish “Smokestax” – track #2 on my EP, and the only songwriting collaboration on the record. When we sat down with guitars to play the tune, out came the shiny instrument that immediately evokes Pete Townshend, Paul Weller, The Byrds, and scooters. Matt’s jangly wrangling added just the sparkle the song needed, and we recorded it at Michael Rosen’s studio a week later. I asked Matt to play thru the solo section, because I had left it open, not sure if I wanted to put a 6-string solo there. I was curious, really. Kid nailed it properly, and I kept it! So, trivia item, there are guitar solos on all of my songs (total accident!), and on Smokestax, the 12-String electric hollow-body Rickenbacker solo is wrangled by Matt Jaffe. I really love what he played.

How I MET Matt a few years ago, provides a perfect segue to my next post, which will be about Peace and Love and Matthew King Kaufman. Beserkley and Fun Fun Fun Records chief, and producer of many of the records I’ve played on, Matthew K called me in to play some gitfiddle on Matt J’s record. I was gobsmacked by the lad’s songs, and it was great fun recording with him and his super-tight band, The Distractions. Both these Matthews are my co-writers on Smokestax. We’re generations apart, yet we all share a love for guitars, especially electric guitars, in jangly and wrangly rock and roll music.

This has been my rambling jangling morning coffee-wrangling Peace and Love and Out post, from my Oaktucky outpost, on this fine day of our Lass, March the twenty fifth, two thousand billion zillion whatevers since the dawn of something. Good coffee.

Thanks Matt! Cheers all!

CD available in very small quantities thar:

Downloads infinitely cheaper and easily had, thar:

Oh, a picture. Must have a picture. Hmm. I don’t have a pic of Matt playing the Ricky, so instead, here he is with an adorable chocolate Labrador pup, a mountain bike, and what appears to be a Hacky-Sack. All good things.

Tons more pics and vids of Matt and his band here: www.mattjaffemusic.com. Go see ’em if ya can, they play often and they are fantastic.

Have a lovely weekend,