As is hardly ever the case around the White Rabbit Ranch, we will put the irreverance aside momentarily and answer some common questions and give some insider information as to dj erb and the White Rabbit Ranch as a whole. And to answer your first question, no...dj erb does not require two double-A batteries. He actually needs those goofy 9-volt ones.
Where did the name dj erb come from? What does it mean?
It originally started as just "e r b" and the name itself has absolutely no meaning at all really. When it was time to start giving out some songs and remixes a name had to be chosen. "e r b" was the first thing that popped up and it was meant to be changed, but it stuck with people so it stayed. You may have also noticed the spaces in the original name "e r b". The original idea was for it to mean "electronic rhythms and beats" or "electric rhythm and blues" or something along those lines. After a short while "e r b" was changed to "dj erb" and that's how it's been since. Also notice that dj erb has almost always used all lowercase lettering in releases and online posts. Why, you ask? Why not. Why use the shift key when you don't have to.
What exactly is the "White Rabbit Ranch"?
The White Rabbit Ranch is the name of dj erb's "studio" and encompasses any music, video or other productions. The name came about from two main sources. In part, it was meant as an ode to George Lucas and his Skywalker Ranch. The White Rabbit portion of the name comes from Alice in Wonderland (can you see why Alice in Shadowland came about?). So put those two things together and you've got the White Rabbit Ranch.
Where did the album title "Take Eleven" come from?
The album title "Take Eleven" has nothing to do with how many tracks were on the disc. For starters, those that have the actual disc know there are actually 19 tracks on "Take Eleven" and not just the 11 listed. The title is actually a reference to the coffee scene in the movie "Heat". Most everything you see in that classic scene between Pacino and DeNiro came from take eleven. So the title was in reference to that, and it was both coincidence and a little intentionally misleading that 11 of the 19 tracks were listed for "Take Eleven".
What does the song title "68N-LNZ" mean?
This was an instrumental on the album of original songs and productions "Before the Echo Fades". The theme of the song was illusion, things are not what they seem. The title of the song came from an episode of The Sopranos from season five titled "Long Term Parking". To try and avoid any spoilers, we'll just say that the license plate of a certain car was 68N-LNZ
What are all these random numbers on "The Hydrophonic Skunk Works"?
Printed on the disc and listed on the album's page on the website here are these numbers :
You figure that out and you've got yourself a nice prize.
Are there any "Easter Eggs" on this website?
There have been two Easter Eggs on this website, each with a prize for the person that finds it. One of the Easter Eggs has been found and subsequently removed from the site. The other Easter Egg is somewhat amazingly still on the site waiting for someone to find it...
Have there been "Easter Eggs" on any albums or releases?
The "Inglourious Fiction" DVD has an Easter Egg on the main menu - press right until you reach the final selection on the menu. Then press down and the cursor will disappear, press Enter or OK and it will play a hidden extra video.
Here is a discography of (most) every "release" or completed White Rabbit Ranch project. Some projects are all original music, some are remixes, some are DJ sets, etc. Also please note that almost none of what is on this list is actually available anywhere. This list is also very incomplete considering individual remixes such as any Class(X) downloads for example are not included here. Projects are listed in chronological order :
WRR01 - Take a Number, Get In Line
WRR02 - Falling Off the Wagon
WRR03 - White Rabbit Ranch
WRR04 - PTSD
WRR05 - Under the Influence
WRR06 - dj erb
WRR07 - Paradigm
WRR08 - Groove Robber
WRR09 - Groove Digger
WRR10 - All Funked Up
WRR11 - Yin Yang
WRR12 - Burning the Midnight Oil
WRR13 - Beats For Your Mind, Body, and Soul
WRR14 - Live @ the White Rabbit Ranch
WRR15 - All Funked Up rEdUx
WRR16 - Industry Standard
WRR17 - Ohio State Remixes
WRR18 - What Goes Around...
WRR19 - ...Comes Around
WRR20 - Essential Mix
WRR21 - Deaf People Dig Me
WRR22 - History of Hip Hop Pt. 1
WRR23 - Muthafunka
WRR24 - Threshold of Pain
WRR25 - Return to White Rabbit Ranch
WRR26 - erbal essences
WRR27 - Seattle Sound
WRR28 - Still Funkin' It Up
WRR29 - 51
WRR30 - Everything In Excess
WRR31 - 44
WRR32 - Free dj erb Vol. 1
WRR33 - Theme to Your Dream
WRR34 - 66
WRR35 - History of Hip Hop Pt. 2
WRR36 - The Battle of Blendville
WRR37 - RFK
WRR38 - Fireside Chat
WRR39 - While My Turntable Gently Weeps
WRR40 - ???
WRR41 - Square One
WRR42 - Kentucky Fried Crunk
WRR43 - P-Funk Is Playing At My House!
WRR44 - The Sound of Detroit
WRR45 - Before the Echo Fades
WRR46 - Deafcon Five
WRR47 - History of Hip Hop Pt. 3
WRR48 - Take Eleven
WRR49 - ???
WRR50 - The Hydrophonic Skunk Works
WRR51 - Brain Rain - Random Noodlings From the Grape
WRR52 - The Blues Brothers Project
WRR53 - Alice in Shadowland
WRRDVD01 - White Rabbit Ranch The DVD
WRRDVD02 - Grand Theft Video
WRRDVD03 - Brain Rain - Random Noodlings From the Grape
WRRDVD04 - Grand Theft Video II
WRRDVD05 - Inglourious Fiction
And yes, for some reason even we do not know what WRR40 and WRR49 were! You'd think we would, but we don't.