Friday, November 29, 2013
Thursday, October 31, 2013
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!
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Nine 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.
We are planning to take a post Halloween trip to celebrate our anniversary - without the kids. We're both counting down the days!
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!!!!
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Here I am again. Two more days until Halloween and tonight's post sort of stumped me. I have a bunch of photos and Halloween on the brain, but I just wasn't sure exactly what I wanted to write about. So tonight I'm going to post them pictures, place links to songs and just not get worked up about tonight's post since it is nearly Halloween and I just wanna have FUN.
Check it out!
On Friday night I visited Sulphur Creek Nature Center's Unhaunted House (here) and had a great time. My wife and son were volunteering there in the game area so my littlest one and I got to tour the "Unhaunted House" and see all sorts of cool animals (and Super Heroes). The game area (like a carnival) had lots of fun Halloween themed games and it was a good time for everyone. The big horned owl was my favorite animal.
here. They are all really good though (in my opinion). Jack O'Lantern dot org (here) is the place to watch them all - see which one you like the best!
So, that's it for tonight. I'll leave you with a couple tracks to listen to...and please do listen to them and if you like them, download the tracks.
The kids like...
and I like...
What do YOU like?
Monday, October 28, 2013
Back in 2002 I participated in producing a charity CD (with a number of other artists). It was called "Haunters Helping Haunters" and I had three songs on the disc.
"Helping Haunters" was recorded specifically for this disc and up until tonight was not available...anywhere.
Please have a listen and ENJOY...
Tonight I'm making this tune available for FREE!
Download it now - here. I plan to bring this and the other free downloads down after Halloween so get it while it is up!
Click here if you can't figure out where to download the track
Sunday, October 27, 2013
We're getting SO close to Halloween! I'm working on making sure my house is ready for the two or three trick or treaters I'll get on Thursday night. Seriously...I MIGHT get six total, but probably less. It has hampered me - I won't lie.
Many years ago while living in a different community I would have 600+ trick or treaters so the severe dip in TOTs is disappointing. Plus, my house (which I've been living in for a while now) is (as I've dubbed it) "The Worst Halloween House EVER". My house is cool and I'm OK with living there EXCEPT for the month of October. I can't decorate the front since I live on a hill that is covered with foliage. Really, it is just not working for me.
So every year when I buy more Halloween "stuff" it is odd (I admit it) since I don't have any place to put it (storage or out for display). Needless to say that doesn't stop me (it should). I do dream of one day being able to have it all out and set up a nice home haunt again.
Here's a few cool things I saw while shopping this season that have made it onto my "I'll buy it if it is 50% off (or more) list". Maybe...that is...just maybe...
I honestly don't know what I like this one. The "Pumpkin Nester Animated Decoration" sells at Spirit Halloween for $179.99 and I think that's a bit steep. So if they have this guy and it is $90 I may...MAY pick it up. Not sure really. You gotta hang this thing from something and that sort of limits the use (in my case).
In the meantime, have a listen to a song of mine called "Helping Haunters".
Saturday, October 26, 2013
A friend recently posted on Facebook about having been "Boo-ed!" so my wife asked her, "What's Boo-ed?". Well, she posted a link and I'm sharing it here since I think it is a fun idea. Check out the website here and read below...
"You must be here because you have just been BOOed by the Phantom Ghost or want to start a BOO reaction in your neighborhood or at the work place. Sometimes also called "You've Been Ghosted".
It's simple really. Print a Color or Black & White "BOO" sheet and include it with a delicious treat. Leave it on someone's door step, ring the bell, and Run Run Run!
If you have been Boo'ed, cut out the ghost and place it on or near your door so you won't be Boo-ed again.
Before long you will have a neighborhood full of ghosts!"
Sounds like fun! Pass it along!