Thursday, January 01, 2015
Thursday, December 25, 2014
I did want to take the time to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas. I hope today brings you and yours much joy.
All my best,
Tuesday, November 04, 2014
Over the past couple of weeks my son has been working on a project collecting information regarding family ancestry. This project has rekindled my desire to understand my roots better.
I was adopted and am fortunate to know my birth Mother. That part of the puzzle is intact and I learned new information due to my son's project - things I didn't know - which is very cool.
Now I want to find my birth Father, but the task isn't easy. His name is James Anderson - a very common name. From what my birth Mother has told me he graduated in 1968 from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Business Management . He was working at an insurance company for the summer months, and it was at that insurance company that they met. In late August of 1968, he was going to boot camp and then into the Air Force. They dated during the summer months. He enjoyed hanging out at the fraternity house, which was Delta Chi.
Saturday, November 01, 2014
November 1st - October's Over
Today I am posting (yet again) mopehead's "October's Over". I'm not really sold on the track so if you like it let me know and if you don't - well...keep your comments to yourself. Most importantly it is a commentary on how I feel the day after Halloween. It usually takes me a few weeks to get over the loss felt when the Halloween season is over. Although I love that Halloween is the gateway to other holidays, it always seems to come and go so quickly. October 31st is also when my Father passed away so it now has multiple meanings for me.
Enjoy the track...
Friday, October 31, 2014
October 31st...IT'S HALLOWEEN!!!
If you're not already aware of it, you can surf over to 13thTrack.com Halloween Radio and stream Halloween music for your party, for trick or treaters, to play in the dark or just to vibe out to. Surf on over!
There are a few songs that resonate with me on Halloween night specifically.
First up is "Candy" from Rain Station's "DARK RIDE" CD. Jay created a fantastic video for this track - here - and I just LOVE this tune. Have a listen...
Next up is another track from "DARK RIDE" that is perfect for Halloween night. Jay created a video for this track as well - here. Have a listen to "Trick or Treatin'"...
Last up tonight is a FREE download of "It's Halloween" which is an unreleased song from Rain Station. Jay made a video for "It's Halloween" and you can watch it here. Have a listen to the song before you download it.
Download "It's Halloween" here.
OK, enough treats - go out and have a safe Halloween!
Thursday, October 30, 2014
October 30th - Happy 10th Anniversary!
Ten years ago today I married my wife. We both would have preferred to pick a different day for our wedding anniversary since there's always so much to do to get ready for Halloween (if you're like me) and our anniversary doesn't get the attention it deserves.
This year is unique for many reasons. Lots going on in personal and professional lives, but all is good. Hopefully we can find a way to get away at some point to celebrate our 10 years of married life together.
I love you honey, Happy Anniversary.
So since we're talking October brides...have a listen to "October's Bride" off Rain Station's DARK RIDE CD.
and the BONUS track "IT'S HALLOWEEN"
Happy Anniversary to my lovely wife and Happy 30th of October. TOMORROW is THE day! HALLOWEEN PEOPLE!!!!
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
October 29th - Pumpkinland Halloween CDs - never too late to download 'em
Halloween is nearly upon us and if you're like me you've either decorated OR you'll soon be decorating your house for Halloween night. I enjoy decking my house out even though I don't get many kids up my steep hill. One of the most important parts of creating the atmos-fear is sound. Last year my Mother-in-law told me that the kids that did come to my house asked her how she could stay in such a scary place. The music is what led them to believe the place was so scary. I didn't have too many props out, but I did have my Pumpkinland music blaring out of every window.
Put some time into creating the right atmos-fear not only with your decorations, but with SOUND.
If you are in need - guess what? I've GOT what you need. Have a listen - it doesn't cost anything and you can download the music fast and easy.
Pumpkinland is the original "hauntscape" I recorded back in 1999 for my first home haunt
Pumpkinland II followed in 2000 and was recorded due to the incredible success I had with the original "hauntscape".
Pumpkinland III was recorded in 2001 and was recorded to complete the trilogy.
Each Pumpkinland Halloween "Hauntscape" can be downloaded for $10 each. Money well spent.
Check 'em out!