Heather Drain and Diabolique Magazine were kind enough to include Rain Station Dark Ride in their list of must own Halloween CDs. Check out, Music To Get Your Spook On. You can listen to the Dark Ride CD or watch the Halloween Animations at JackOLantern.ORG ~ So glad to be included (we’re number two on the list), Mark and I love this time of year. Rain Station = Halloween!!!!
I’ve been writing little ditties and songs since 1986 in journals. Some of those songs became recordings for Rain Station, Time Brats, and other musical projects. All my journals are hand written, and I was concerned that if I ever lost them, I would lose my songs. So I took a few days and wrote them all out and made a JEM Song Book. Now I have a handy back up copy of all my songs from 1986-2014 in PDF format where ever there is an internet connection. I hope others will enjoy playing some of these little songs I wrote.
Hey it’s Hoagie Malone from Rain Station. I’ve been recording drum beat MP3s so anyone with recording gear can use the beats to record music. You can preview the beats, choose one or more, right click to download ‘em, and drag them into your recording software. Do what ever you like, chop it up, loop it, add effects, whatever. When you are done adding tracks mix it all to an MP3 and email it to: beats @ RainStation.com so I can check out the collaboration and post the results to the RainStation.com blog. The beats are at:
We have had so much trouble posting videos to YouTube of our own music. They continue to think that our videos are copyright infringement, when it’s simply our music and our videos we are posting. The process to keep our videos up is complicated, and we are guilty until we prove we have the right to our own tunes. It’s frustrating. Somehow our distribution through The Orchard, iTunes, and Amazon makes YouTube think we are stealing the music, making videos, and then they hit us with infringement.
How does one prove they made something? I responded letting them know it was my music, but I got a form letter that didn’t address my email. Now YouTube tells me that it’s up to The Orchard to decide if I have the right to post my music videos. They sent me a form letter telling me to update my preferences if I no longer want them to distribute my music. Of course I want them to distribute my music, but not stop me from making videos. All I know is that I want to punch somebody. Who, who can I punch?