Friday, March 18, 2011

Rain Station..."Just A Couple of Family Men"

Well hello there...

Hopefully you survived St. Patrick's Day.  I did and I guess I can thank or blame my Irish roots for sparing me the day after gank that some feel on March 18th.  I'm glad for that and for the sponsors of my Irish Heritage Day - Guinness, Jameson and Baileys.

So, Jay has been making all sorts of videos for Rain Station tracks.  We've both wondered how to get our music heard by more people and we both agree that video/film is a great way to get folks to listen (and see).

In Jay's words (and I love that he wrote this):

"Rain Station has existed since the early 90′s but I still haven’t come to grips with WHAT it really is. We’re not rock stars, or even rock star wannabes heck, we’re really not a band. We’re a recording act. For the most part I play some drum beats, and Mark records some guitar, bass, keyboard, and then we write lyrics. We don’t play out. We have kids, work jobs, live in small towns, and lead very normal suburban lives. We don’t live near each other, and find the time to get together to make music quite rarely. When it came time to make a few videos of our latest songs from Underground, I got to thinking: I have all kinds of family home videos. I thought it would be neat to make fun family videos for a few of the new songs. I love my family. They are the rock stars in my life. I didn’t want to set up video shoots to make Rain Station look like cool rock stars because it’s just not us. Right now Mark and I are juggling way too many regular life responsibilities to ever feel like rock stars. After all, we’re just a couple of family men. These videos show my family living real life, doing real stuff. The good life, love of family, watching children grow, elders age. It’s the kind of stuff we all aspire to, but it’s not the normal topic found in most rock videos. Simple, but my little family videos remind me of what really matters in life."

And with that being next few posts will contain the latest videos that Jay has put together.  We hope you watch, listen, tell your friends and enjoy.

Have a fantastic weekend!

Mark Harvey

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