Mr Razor's Favorite Thing

Every so often, and for no apparent reason, the sly razor demon emerges with a smile and says, “Off with his beard! Off with his beard!” and before I can ask “Why?” my facial hair has disappeared. Today, that happened to me again, and as usual, it was out of my control. I almost didn’t even realize what happened, until I stepped outside and my chin was cold. For your

A precursor? Probably. A promise? Perhaps.

I was making a feeble attempt at cleaning out some of the clutter in my living room, and I quickly got distracted when I remembered that I had brought back a copy of the booklet that had accompanied the DWAB “One Final Episode in Our Attempts at Persistence” record. What should I do? Continue cleaning? Or scan the booklet and post it online?

DWAB: The Song that Didn't Make it

I know… you are all rockin’ out so hard to the new DWAB album “New and Found Songs Keep the Music Playing” and you just don’t know what to do with yourselves while you wait for new DWAB music.

Well, your wait is over since I found another song that I hadn’t included on NAFSKTMP. I couldn’t figure out what to call it, so I simply called it “The Song that Didn’t Make it.”

DWAB: New and Found Songs Keep the Music Playing

New and found songs keep the music playing, but not nearly frequently enough. Being away from my artsy friends and living in a place where I doubt people would pay much attention to what I’m doing tends to take away some of the inspiration for writing songs. That’s not to say that I’ve lost interest, but that it takes a little bit more effort to get around to actually picking up my guitar and trying to come up with something new.

But here you have something new, and this new thing is a composite of some extremely old songs I’ve “discovered” on my backup CDs as well as some more recently recorded songs. Without a doubt, this is the most disjointed DWAB release to date, and this is in large part because of how scattered the recording dates are. Nevertheless, I felt it best to go ahead and stick them together, and get them out there….

David Hanna: Excerpts from the 1990s

I don’t know what much I can say about David Hanna. As I mentioned on the page I created for him at So, sue me already, he would be one person I would love to have in a DWAB live band if there ever were one….

I remember David had moved away after recording the songs for One Final Episode in Our Attempts at Persistence 10” and during the time he was gone, he took a course in music recording. When he came back to Santa Barbara for a short visit, he also lent me a tape with some of the stuff he had been doing.

Hi Drocoele, crowin' under the coconut trees....

Wow. Another post so quickly. And more new music. This was recorded at the same time as the songs in the previous post, but I didn’t get to play around with it before I had to go in for a surgery. Well, the surgery is over, and now I’m at home relaxing, and I decided to fiddle around with the recording a bit. So, here you have it! Another new DWAB song!

The long road to nowhere in particular always seems to get us right back to where we started

It has been a little while since my last song, so I decided to get back onto my rooftop and spend some time with my cats and the crows and record something new. This time, I also decided to fiddle around a little bit and do something with the recordings on the computer. (Also something I haven’t done in a long time.) The songs were recorded with my Cowon D2 media player and my new Samsung mobile phone.

A flashback to 15 years ago....

I’m getting old. I must be. I was just sorting some of my random files on my computer, and I remembered that I had downloaded Ryan Gratzer’s post of the Jeberrekenelle/Rugburn split LP. While the Jeberrekenelle songs were already available, Ryan went ahead and also included the Rugburn songs (so you hear the songs in the same order that you would hear them from the record—alternating between each band), the silly start-up samples, and the nice big booklet that we stuffed in the packaging. I downloaded his booklet, straightened it up a bit, and re-posted it at Issuu so that you can all check it out without having to download the whole zip file (unless you want the Rugburn stuff too, which is also worth hearing).

Buy a book... make me happy

I guess I should really say “Buy THIS book … make me happy.” I decided to try Blurb out to see what their hardcover books were like, so back in April, I gathered all of my CD covers and put them together into the book “The Art of 2657 Productions…”. Axle sent the book to me and I just got it and I’m pretty happy with the output. Now for the shameless promotion: You should all buy copies too!

DWAB: Kudli Song

DWAB: Kudil Song I haven’t recorded anything in a long time, so I decided to take my digital camera onto my rooftop hut and record one of the songs I’ve been working on. Knowing how lazy I am, this might be the only version you’ll ever get to hear! If you listen closely, you can hear all the random noises I hear from my rooftop, like the chanting from the nearby mosque and so on.