Wednesday, October 29, 2014

October 29th - Pumpkinland Halloween CDs - never too late to download 'em

Greetings friends, readers, Halloween enthusiasts or whoever you are...

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!

Mark Harvey

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

October 28th - Rain Station - DARK RIDE videos


Have you had a chance to check out these videos yet? If not, here they are again... videos Jay made for our Rain Station DARK RIDE CD.

JackOLantern.ORG Animation from J.E.Moores on Vimeo.
Please enjoy the fun Halloweenie cartoons and please, purchase the CD if you haven't already.  It is available for download on iTunes (here), at Bandcamp (here) and for a physical copy of the CD pick it up at Halloween Radio (here).

Halloween is nearly upon US!

Mark Harvey

Monday, October 27, 2014

October 27th - Count Chocula cereal

Good evening fiends,

Just a quick hit tonight as Halloween approaches.

This weekend was rainy and as such I avoided putting more props outside.  On the radio this morning it said that we may have rain on Halloween so I am going to be careful about what I put outside.  As I've said before, I MAY have three or four trick-or-treaters total, but it really is more about my kids enjoyment at this point.

Speaking of kids enjoyment, my son and I were grocery shopping on Friday and he noticed the Monster cereal display.  My wife and I don't buy sugar
cereals for the kids, but I figured I'd make an exception and pick up a box of Count Chocula since he and the other kids hadn't ever tried it.

Needless to say it was a hit (what kid doesn't like chocolate cereal) and I think we may have another Halloween tradition on the making.

The box has a comic strip on the back that my son couldn't put down.

There's a brewery in Colorado that bought up all of the Count Chocula is Fort Collins.  Evidently Black Bottle Brewery (here) brews beers with cereal.  I may need to pick up some more Count Chocula for my own brewing experiments...
Happy Haunting,

Mark Harvey

Sunday, October 26, 2014

October 26th - Halloween Party Beverages of choice


Here's a list of all of the excellent beers I've reviewed that would be appropriate for a Fall/Halloween party.

Halloween is my favorite holiday!

I've got links below to my Halloween tunes as well so crack open a cold one and click "play" and enjoy this wonderful holiday!

Be safe - have fun - drink responsibly!

Here goes:

Southern Tier Brewing Company Imperial Pumking Ale - review here

Almanac Beer Company Heirloom Pumpkin Barleywine- review here

Midnight Sun Brewing Company Trickster Belgian Style Ale - review here

Midnight Sun Brewing Company T.R.E.A.T. Imperial Chocolate Pumpkin Porter - review here

Elysian Brewing Co. Night Owl Pumpkin Ale - review here

Hermitage Brewing Company Fruit Crate Pumpkin Ale - review here

Uinta Brewing Co. Oak Jacked Imperial Pumpkin Ale - review here

Samuel Adams Fat Jack Double Pumpkin Ale - review here

Buffalo Bill's Brewery Pumpkin Ale - review here

The Bruery / Elysian / Stone La Citrueille Céleste de Citracado - review here

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Punkin Ale - review here

Pumpkin Beer...taste tests (includes Shipyard Brewing Co. Pumpkinhead Ale and Wasatch Pumpkin
Seasonal Ale) - review here

Uinta Brewing Company Punk’n Harvest Pumpkin Ale - review here

Shipyard Brewing Company Smashed Pumpkin Ale - review here

New Belgium Brewing Pumpkick Ale - review here

Samuel Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale - review here

Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat - review here

Heretic Brewing Co. Gramarye Rye Pale Ale - review here

Heretic Brewing Company Evil Twin Blood Red West Coast Amber - review here

Heretic Brewing Company Evil Cousin Imperial IPA - review here

Heretic Brewing Company Shallow Grave Porter - review here

Knee Deep Brewing Company Midnight Hoppyness Imperial Black IPA - review here

Wychwood Brewery Hobgoblin Dark English Ale - review here

Rogue Ales Dead Guy Ale - review here

Newcastle Werewolf Blood Red Ale - review here

Fulton's Harvest Pumpkin Pie Cream Liqueur - review here

B. Nektar Meadery Black Fang Mead- review here

B. Nektar Meadery Zombie Killer Cherry Cyser- review here

B. Nektar Meadery Evil Genius IPA-Style Mead- review here

B. Nektar Meadery Necromangocon Mead- review here

The Willow’s Market Dark Matter Imperial Stout - brewed by Strike Brewing Company- review here

The Lost Abbey Witch’s Wit Summer Wit Ale- review here

The Lost Abbey Serpent's Stout- review here

The Lost Abbey Inferno Ale- review here

Unibroue Maudite Belgian Strong Dark Ale - review here

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Robert Johnson's Hellhound on my Ale - review here

Clown Shoes Second Anniversary Ale Vampire Slayer Imperial American Stout - review here

Jester King Craft Brewery Farmhouse Black Metal English Imperial Stout - review here

Jester King Craft Brewery Wytchmaker Rye IPA - review here

Heretic Brewing Company Torment Dark Belgian-Style Ale - review here

Drake's Brewing Company Jolly Rodger American Barleywine-Style Ale - review here

Yellowstone Valley Brewing Company Black Widow Oatmeal Stout - review here

Anchor Brewing Company BigLeaf Maple Autumn Red Ale - review here

Almanac Beer Company Dark Pumpkin Sour - review here

Avery Brewing Company The Beast Grand Cru Ale - review here

Anderson Valley Brewing Company Pinchy Jeek Barl Bourbon Barrel Pumpkin Ale - review here

Grand Teton Brewing Company Howling Wolf Weisse Bier - review here

Anderson Valley Brewing Company Fall Hornin' Pumpkin Ale - review here

10 Barrel Brewing Company S1nist0r Black Ale - review here

AleSmith Brewing Company Evil Dead Red - review here

The Bruery Autumn Maple Belgian-Style Brown Ale - review here

Brasserie Dieu du ciel! Péché Mortel Imperial Coffee Stout - review here

21st Amendment Brewery and Elysian Brewing He Said Belgian-Style Tripel - review here

21st Amendment Brewery and Elysian Brewing Company He Said Baltic-Style Porter - review here

Left Coast Brewing Company Voo Doo American Stout - review here

Almanac Beer Company Dark Pumpkin Sour - review here

Avery Brewing Company Samael's Oak Aged Ale - review here

Cigar City Brewing Good Gourd Imperial Pumpkin Ale - review here

Alltech Lexington Brewing and Distilling Company Kentucky Pumpkin Barrel Ale - review here

B. Nektar Meadery The Zombies Take Manhattan Imperial Zombie Killer - review here

Avery Brewing Company Mephistopheles Stout - review here

Weyerbacher Brewing Company Imperial Pumpkin Ale - review here

The Bruery Ignis Fatuus - review here

Alaskan Brewing Company Pumpkin Porter - review here

Saranac Pumpkin Ale (Matt Brewing Company) - review here

Coronado Brewing Company Punk'In Drublic Imperial Pumpkin Ale - review here

Howe Sound Brewing Pumpkineater Imperial Pumpkin Ale - review here

Avery Brewing Company Pump[KY]n - review here

Southern Tier Brewing Company Warlock - review here

Avery Brewing Company Rumpkin - review here

Enjoy your Halloween festivities and be sure to check out my Halloween music...

Happy drinking and haunting!

Mark Harvey
(P.s.. read my other blog here)

Saturday, October 25, 2014

October 25th - Every Day, Every Year...Free MP3 Download

Greetings boils and ghouls,

With Halloween approaching I feel the need to offer up more treats for those of you who read this blog. Here is another FREE download of one of my tracks. The FREE MP3 download today is "Every Day, Every Year" (click here to download), taken from the Nobody Records Pumpkinland Halloween Sampler (also found on mopehead's "Big Top Blues" CD here). Enjoy the FREE track and please drop me a comment. Remember, all of my CDs are available for purchase at and can be downloaded here, here, here and here.
Be sure and support Halloween Radio by purchasing CDs from us!

Happy Haunting,

Click here if you can't figure out where you're supposed to click to download the song.

Friday, October 24, 2014

October 24th - Some decorations finally up!

Greetings fiends and ghouls,

Well, I finally got some decorations up in my yard the other night.  I plan to try and build it out bit by bit and get more things set up between now and Halloween.

Anyone that knows my living situation knows that I live in what I've called "the worst Halloween house ever".  I live at the end of a court, up a steep hill and then up 19 steps (to the front door).  The front yard is like Jurassic Park and totally overgrown with plants and shrubs and although it makes for a very nice and quiet home it is nearly impossible to decorate in a way that anyone will see.  The house can barely be seen from the street and since most of my neighbors don't decorate for Halloween we get very few trick-or-treaters. I'm lucky to get 3 or 4.
The decoration of my house is for my kids and myself to enjoy.  After I put these few things out the kids were super excited.

My kids are what drive me to get things out. This weekend I'll pull more things out and get more set up in the front in hopes it brings some visitors.

I'm sure my neighbors think I'm weird since I set up all sorts of things, fog machines cranking out fog, strobelights flickering, Pumpkinland HauntScapes blaring and there's no one to enjoy, no one to listen to or see what I'm doing.

My kids appreciate it.  That's enough for now.
Happy Haunting,

Mark Harvey

Thursday, October 23, 2014

October 23rd - Monsters-Creatures

Good evening boils and ghouls,

I thought I'd post "Monsters-Creatures" from the "Outlaws" (here) album tonight. This is probably my favorite track off the album.

This song was written while I was living in Oakland about a weekend when I was responsible for taking care of someone else's dogs. They spent the entire weekend howling, growling and making life pretty miserable.

This song was recorded on my old 4-track.  Some day I'd like to break it out again and record on it.  There was something very simple about using it.

Anyhow, have a listen...leave some feedback...I'd dig it...

Have a creepy evening,

Mark Harvey

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