Archive for May, 2009

Living Room Sessions


<a href="">Blanket Of Dreams by Rain Station</a>
I am so happy that Mark could get this recording onto bandcamp’s way cool site. This is a set of songs I wrote. It’s just Mark and I playing acoustic guitars and singing into his DAT player. Recorded in the living room at the Rain Station (which was a little house off 45th and Lawton in the Sunset of San Francisco). I gotta record a couple of these songs in a studio some day. They have potential. I guess that’s what I love about this recording. It’s immediate, live, and real. This is what Rain Station sounds like LIVE- campy, kooky, stoney…

Fancy Fancy


<a href="">Summer Home by Rain Station</a>

I don’t remember a thing about this recording. I remember making the CD cover artwork, and I remember recording Summer Home, Widdershins, and Quiet Morning… it’s such a blurr. Mark, do you know the story of this disc? It seems to have about 3 different worlds compiled into one project. There are the tunes with Tony and Brian, the stuff you and Brian made, but where was I at that time? Did I return to Maine for a while? What do you remember about the process of making this disc?

Criminal Goat


I still dig this 4 track recording. It is from a time when we just plugged into the old 4-track and whoever was around added a bass, guitar, or something. After a while, I had all sorts of great tracks. I noticed that the best tracks had Mark on them. Criminal Goat is a collection of the songs with Mark, and Rain Station was born. We’ve continued to record off and on when time permits for the past 800 years. It’s an amazing track record if nothing else. Criminal Goat is a clunky, strange, home recording. It’s very improv based, and raw. I still get a good creative vibe off it. I like to draw while I listen. I draw really weird stuff too. It’s a project that just keeps giving, and it’s here now for your pleasure, or pain… Criminal Goat by Rain Station.