Friday, October 28, 2005

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Mark Harvey

Available Halloween Podcasts: Monsters! - Spooky Halloween Tunes - Haunt Your House - Halloween Music

Trick Or Treatin'

From time to time I am going to make available a FREE download of one of my tracks. Here is a FREE MP3 download of Trick Or Treatin' taken from my band Rain Station's CD DARK RIDE.
Here is a review of DARK RIDE by the Underground DJ from Haunted Attraction Magazine: "Now it is time to run away and join the carnival. "Step right up and see the amazing, the unbelievable, the available for your attraction CD, DARK RIDE by Rain Station." A journey through a veritable midway of new music written for old pretzel rides. The use of sound effects is limited only to those that help create the feel of the piece. The styles of music range widely from Heavy Metal beats through old time Rock and Roll to the almost cutesy Trick Or Treatin. This nostalgically fun selection, took me back to my early days as a young zombie, heading out on Halloween with the lust for candy in my heart. The CD would be great for line entertainment or a party, with a little bit for every taste and some of the beats are infectious."

Also in the works from Rain Station is a new Halloween CD due out sometime next year.
Enjoy the FREE track and drop me a comment.
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Mark Harvey

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Jack O'Lantern

My daughter and I carved our first Jack O'Lantern of the year the other night (see to your left). We had a great time- listening to Halloween music, designing the face and making our new friend come to life. Once the candle was in I took a ton of pictures and we both enjoyed the smell of the pumpkin with a candle burning inside. There's just something about that smell that brings back so many excellent memories. Right now the Jack O'Lantern is on our mantle, but soon it'll be out and on the front porch along with the others I intend on carving before Halloween.

The History of the Jack O'Lantern
The Irish brought the tradition of the Jack O'Lantern to America. But, the original Jack O'Lantern was not a pumpkin.The Jack O'Lantern legend goes back hundreds of years in Irish History. As the story goes, Stingy Jack was a miserable, old drunk who liked to play tricks on everyone: family, friends, his mother and even the Devil himself. One day, he tricked the Devil into climbing up an apple tree. Once the Devil climbed up the apple tree, Stingy Jack hurriedly placed crosses around the trunk of the tree. The Devil was then unable to get down the tree. Stingy Jack made the Devil promise him not to take his soul when he died. Once the devil promised not to take his soul, Stingy Jack removed the crosses and let the Devil down.
Many years later, when Jack finally died, he went to the pearly gates of Heaven and was told by Saint Peter that he was too mean and too cruel and had led a miserable and worthless life on earth. He was not allowed to enter heaven. He then went down to Hell and the Devil. The Devil kept his promise and would not allow him to enter Hell. Now Jack was scared and had nowhere to go but to wander about forever in the darkness between heaven and hell. He asked the Devil how he could leave as there was no light. The Devil tossed him an ember from the flames of Hell to help him light his way. Jack placed the ember in a hollowed out Turnip, one of his favorite foods which he always carried around with him whenever he could steal one. For that day onward, Stingy Jack roamed the earth without a resting place, lighting his way as he went with his "Jack O'Lantern".
On all Hallow's eve, the Irish hollowed out Turnips, rutabagas, gourds, potatoes and beets. They placed a light in them to ward off evil spirits and keep Stingy Jack away. These were the original Jack O'Lanterns. In the 1800's a couple of waves of Irish immigrants came to America. The Irish immigrants quickly discovered that Pumpkins were bigger and easier to carve out. So they used pumpkins for Jack O'Lanterns.

Carve a Jack O'Lantern TONIGHT. Time is running out...Halloween is almost here!

Happy Haunting,

Mark Harvey
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