Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Beer sales slip across Europe; pricey brands down in U.S.

We interrupt the Halloween countdown as this just in....
Beer sales slip across Europe; pricey brands down in U.S.

By Jane Wardell, AP Business Writer
LONDON — Britons may be reeling from the international financial crisis, but few are crying into their beer.
Beer sales are falling as the economy worsens, defying predictions in some quarters that consumers would switch to drinking cheap supermarket booze at home even if they did shun more expensive pubs and bars.
The British Beer and Pub Association reported Monday that total beer sales fell about 7% in the third quarter — the equivalent of 161 million fewer pints (20 million liters) compared with the same period in 2007.
Sales of the iconic British pint in pubs have been in decline for years, leading to the closure of thousands of inns around the country.
But the association's Quarterly Beer Barometer reveals that the downturn has now broadened to supermarket sales, which have until now held up as grocers attracted consumers with packs of beer at lower cost.

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Mark Harvey

Beer Advocate

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October's Bride

Here's another FREE MP3 from Rain Station's DARK RIDE CD. This one is called October's Bride (click here to download the track).(link disabled) Jay takes the singing duties on this one. It is interesting to note that Jay and I both married our brides in October.

So here now some DARK RIDE promotion! Please pick up your copy today. You can listen to the entire CD streaming by visiting 13thTrack.com Halloween Radio or click the song links below to listen to a certain track.

DARK RIDE features 13 New Halloween Hits!
These songs (and more) are all streaming at 13thTrack.com Halloween Radio -
Click one of the links to hear the song listed:
DARK RIDE is available NOW! - Order This CD -$15 includes Free US Shipping

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.
Larry McKenzie HalloweenMagazine.com
DARK RIDE by Rain Station is one of the most unique Halloween music CDs I have ever heard. DARK RIDE has 13 music tracks. Each track is a good mixture for Halloween. A bit mysterious and dark, yet very fun. The DARK RIDE CD would be great for an adult Halloween party. If you are a Halloween enthusiast and are looking for more Halloween music for your collection, you should visit http://www.NobodyRecords.com/ and listen to the MP3 samples from the DARK RIDE CD. I am happy to have this CD as part of my Halloween music collection. I sincerely recommend visiting Nobody Records and listen to a track or two.
(This) offering is more of a Halloween party CD, especially suited to be played in queue lines or on the midways of Scream Parks. It contains thirteen tracks of rock/alternative style music with Halloween themes. You'll find titles such as "Monster Hunter", "Haunted Man", "Black Lagoon", "Trick or Treatin'", and "Broom Hopping". This one is fun and is a CD that should be added to the collection of anyone interested in assembling a music anthology of Halloween related material.
Chaotic Order
Curious mix of Porno for Pyros and White Collar Crime with a penchant for Halloween. Best use would be on the soundtrack for the upcoming Scooby Doo movie.
Looking for a Halloween CD with an edge, this is the one to get. Available from Nobody Records, Rain Station's Dark Ride packs a gritty, heavy metal sound that conjures an auditory image of purgatory. While this is not normally the type of music I listen to, for Halloween...it works! The raspy vocals lend a dark, almost visceral feel to the accompanying music. Contains 13, new, original hits...
Be sure and pick up your copy today to support independent HALLOWEEN music!

Thank you,

Mark Harvey
Click here if you can't figure out where you're supposed to click to download the song. (link disabled)

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