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Jam With Me!


Jam with me!

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 @ so I can check out the collaboration and post the results to the blog. The beats are at:

Drum Beat 1
Drum Beat 2
Drum Beat 3
Drum Beat 4
Drum Beat 5
Drum Beat 6
Drum Beat 7
Drum Beat 8
Drum Beat 9
Drum Beat 10

Complicated Man?


Mark brought along some lyrics for the latest Rain Station recording session we had a few weeks ago.

Complicated Man? by Rain Station: RS-08.1.mp3



Mark came over to work on some of the tracks we started back in 2009. Instead of doing much of that, we started a whole new Halloween song. It’s October, we can’t help it. We have to make Halloween music.

Science!!! by Rain Station: RS-10.mp3

Mark asked me to Bump it UP. This any better? RS-10.1.mpg

Rain Station on Reverb Nation


Mark took the time to load the Rain Station catalog including our earliest home 4 track recordings to, many of which I no longer had. Too many of my old CD-R discs died over the years, so it’s nifty to hear these ancient relics. Thanks Mark for digging out the master archives of these tunes and bringing them back to life!

Reverb Nation will also publish these early Rain Station recordings on demand for those that want a physical CD with all the art work etc. Click here to order Rain Station CD’s through the Reverb Nation store.

Today’s mix from the studio


Mark is going to work on some lyrics for this one. Here it is so far:

You’ve got a lot to give the world.


Mark added some backing vocals to this song today. Here’s a rough mix:

Mark adds some keyboards


Here’s the rough draft of our latest tune:



it's rainingMark was here, it rained, and we recorded together. We didn’t have time to work on lyrics, maybe next week a version with lyrics will be ready. This is what the instruments sound like so far:

Listen Hear: RS-02.1.mp3

I'm Getting Spooky


Click photo for videoIt’s October and Mark came over to record, and since Rain Station can only record Halloween Music during the month of October, we did just that. We recorded a Halloween tune. Now it’s been a couple years since we’ve recorded a Halloween themed song, and it felt good Gettin’ Spooky once again with Mark.

Here’s the FREE MP3 track RS-06: I’m Getting Spooky
OK, I listened to the first mix on my big stereo system and I wanted to tweak Mark’s vocals so I could understand each word better. So here’s the song AGAIN… let me know if this is a better mix!
I’m Getting Spooky (RS-06.1)

No Hurry

My family and I decided to take a little trip to Maine for the summer, but all it has done is rain, rain, and rain. Sure I know this is – so in one way or another, I guess I could be to blame for all this. All I know is if you are here on the east coast this summer of 2009, it might be time to start building an arc.
What to do after weeks of gloom? Write a song. It’s not a happy song, but what can I do? There might be some hope in there somewhere, but from where I sit, I’ve yet to hear it. Maybe time will show me something different. I suppose if I share the song with you all, and someone, anyone likes it, well, that is a kind of hope, now isn’t it?
I grew up here on this lake I am now visiting. My childhood hopes and dreams were all rooted here. Whatever I do, and whatever I become, this place is my beginning. I always pine away when I am not here for some part of the year. I have to admit I always imagine it just a tad bit different from when I actually visit. I forget the little cabin is next to archaic, needs water to be carried up a steep hill when the pump is not working. I collect wood to heat our bodies when it gets cold. When the rain comes there is little to do but sit here and watch the rain on the lake, listen to the loons, and hope for a sunny day to swim, kayak, hike, and explore. My wife and daughter love it here, but this summer has been a challenge. We have got a little cabin fevered, and the close quarters has gotten on our nerves a bit. We are driving one another crazy to put it mildly. The four year old jumps from chair to chair, shooting her bow and arrow where ever it may land, and me, I am not sure where I brought my family this year.
This song is the result of us talking a bit too much as of late. There are times silence is golden. Even the most intimate of people should not know too much about one another. Mystery can be a good thing, and truth can at times hurt more than not knowing.