Sunday, October 31, 2021

10:31 pm on 10/31...

Good evening friends, fiends, boils and ghouls,

By now my East Coast friends are on to November 1st, but I wanted to leave one last treat out there for everyone to enjoy.

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.

Please have a listen and ENJOY...

Tonight I'm making this tune available for FREE! One last treat from me to you this season.

Download "Helping Haunters" now - here.

I hope you enjoy some of the FREE Halloween treats I've posted.  Remember to support independent artists (like me) by downloading or purchasing music - you can find my music for download here, here, here and here.

Mark Harvey

Halloween is here!

Well folks...we made it!  Another FULL month of blogging and blog posts. I've got plans to carve some pumpkins today and then tonight the kids will go Trick or Treating with some friends.  I love wandering the streets and seeing decorations and the kids in costumes. After how weird last year was I'm looking forward to whatever 2021 brings in the way of 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 for now - go out and have a safe Halloween!

Mark Harvey





October...Day Thirty One...treat time!

It's Halloween!

For many years I created Halloween compilation CDs (it was TOTALLY my jam).  I've failed to do so for a handful of years now so I thought I would post this again (the link for the 2016 edition) for those who have not had a chance to download it.


So...did you want a copy of my Halloween compilation CD?

Download it here.

Drop me a note and let me know you downloaded it.  Let me know what you think of the track listing and the mopehead song "fallen".


Happy Halloween!

Mark Harvey






Saturday, October 30, 2021

October...Day Thirty...

Greetings guys and ghouls,

Seventeen 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 isn't unique as there's always lots going on. Things are going to be different as we haven't fully gotten past the pandemic.  We will find a way to celebrate our 17 years of married life together and steal away for a dinner 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.


If you've not taken the time to check out the DARK RIDE videos, please do. Visit JackOLantern.org or click the links below....
HAUNTED MAN
MONSTER HUNTER
DARK RIDE
and the BONUS track 
"IT'S HALLOWEEN"


Happy Anniversary to my lovely wife and Happy 30th of October. TOMORROW is THE day! HALLOWEEN PEOPLE!!!!

Mark Harvey









Friday, October 29, 2021

October...Day Twenty Nine...

Hey there...

Anyone out there? I know folks look at my blog - they do more when I give free MP3s away, but I know there's folks out there. Testing...1...2...3...

It is hard to believe it's October 29th and we're two days away from Halloween. The good thing is - October has a way of inspiring me and the coming months tend to be very productive. Although I'll miss October I look forward to a nice Fall finish and beginning of Winter. Without access to my DVD collection (maybe that's obsolete, but I haven't been able to find - online - some of the movies I want to watch) I have resorted to using online streaming sources which has been very cool. My six year old and I watched a classic and a "new" classic. First up was Walt Disney's 1952 classic "Trick or Treat".  My child immediately picked up on what a bully Donald is in the short. And yes, he is, but it's a fun show nonetheless.

Next up we watched Disney's 2017 short "The Scariest Story Ever - A Mickey Mouse Halloween Spooktacular ". We both thoroughly enjoyed the special. 

I particularly enjoy the scenes of rolling hills with pumpkins, scarecrows and farms. The overall humor was alright, but the visuals were great.


So...are you going to be trick or treating in your neck of the woods? Do tell.



Happy Haunting,

Mark Harvey




Thursday, October 28, 2021

October...Day Twenty Eight...

Hey gang! 
I thought I'd post a bunch of my favorite YouTube videos for you watching enjoyment!
I hope they bring you as much joy as they do me!









HAPPY HAUNTING!

Mark Harvey




Wednesday, October 27, 2021

October...Day Twenty Seven...

Greetings,

It isn't often that a new Halloween special comes along that combines two of my favorite things - Disney's Haunted Mansion and The Muppets. When I heard that Disney had released this show I was thrilled to see it! I had high expectations.

"The Great Gonzo – world famous daredevil artiste, has done it all, seen it all, and survived it all. But on Halloween night, the fearless Gonzo takes on the greatest challenge of his life by spending one very daring night in the most grim grinning place on Earth …The Haunted Mansion."

My little boy and I watched it and we both enjoyed it.  I liked all of the nods to The Haunted Mansion, but felt like the show was a little so-so in the script and story department. I needed more Kermit. 

Overall I enjoyed it and plan to add this to my annual Halloween viewing.  I've only watched it once and plan to view it again to see if it will hold up to more than one viewing. Have you had a chance to watch this yet? What are your thoughts? Check out the preview of Muppets Haunted Mansion | Official Trailer | Disney+

Happy Haunting,

Mark Harvey



Tuesday, October 26, 2021

October...Day Twenty Six...

Howl-o and welcome to another blog post,

This year has been a little odd for me. We started with a home improvement project and as a result I not only had to curtail most of my interior Halloween decorating, but, when the contractors started to protect my furniture I FORGOT to get out most of my Halloween DVDs. You'd think it would be easier to find movies on streaming services, but no...it isn't that easy.

This situation lead me to the programming my little boy and I had to choose from. In this case we chose to watch the 1993 movie "Hocus Pocus". 


What interesting is that I hadn't ever watched the movie. My son really enjoyed it and I was generally amused. This won't make it into my rotation, but I was glad to have had the chance to view it finally.

I'm interested in your thoughts on the movie. Have you seen it and if so, do you like it? 

Here's a little witchy song my band Rain Station wrote:

Happy Haunting,

Mark Harvey



Monday, October 25, 2021

October...Day Twenty Five...


Greetings and salutations,

Even though Halloween is this Sunday...YOU STILL HAVE TIME to download Pumpkinland I, II and III as well as Rain Station's DARK RIDE AND Fleshrot: Songs from the Dead...

It'd make me so happy if you'd support my independent music and bought some music.  Tell your friends and family.

I hope to be a part of YOUR Halloween celebration.

Pumpkinland

Pumpkinland II

Pumpkinland III

Rain Station's DARK RIDE

Fleshrot: Songs from the Dead

Happy Haunting,

Mark Harvey


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