What are you doing tomorrow at 2PM EST?

Well, cancel that, what you want to be doing is this!

If you–like myself–had to ask yourself what YouNow is, that is just our ignorance. It’s a platform for live stream video chats, and you can sign up over here behind this YouNow clicky link, which is what I’m about to do. Then we’ll be all ready for tomorrow!

I was not previously familiar with The Daily Country

But they have a nice piece up about CASTRO and “Diamond Dreams”:

“Dreams are more valuable than anything else,” Jason says. “It’s about realizing that a lot of people want to squash dreams – they say it’s unrealistic or that you can’t do it. I think a big part of how we’ve gotten to where we are is by really valuing our dreams.”

To read the whole thing (and there is more, so you should), hop on over to The Daily Country.

There’s some songwriting going on

So, anyone who can get to Bridgewater Corners, VT by Wednesday evening, grab yourself a ticket and go!

“Rise To You” again…

Yep, the same “Rise To You” that got up to 43, 44 on the Christian charts three years ago–well, it’s charting again:


MJ’s Big Blog notes it as a debut; I guess we can call it a re-debut?

Anyway, it’s nice news!

*IIRC, the first two columns are positions on the Mediabase chart last week and this week; the “LW” and “TW” to the right of the song title is the number of spins.

Thank you for the find, jblue!

And here’s another from the Wabac Machine*

In which Michael has a birthday! Also there is a show (which we get to see a very little of) (but we do get some behind-the-scenes stuff!) and there is a traveling (EYES ON THE ROAD AND HANDS ON THE WHEEL, JASON!!!).

Video by Michael Castro

And there is, it goes without saying, food.

…I’ve definitely decided it’s a thing.


*Yes, I am old enough to remember Mr. Peabody and Sherman from The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show. IT’S A CLASSIC, OKAY? Also, get off my lawn.

Chart watch!

As of 10:15 pm today (Saturday, June 25), “Diamond Dreams” was holding at #15 in iTunes Singer/Songwriters (and is first in the scroll of Singer/Songwriter Hot Tracks).

2016-06-25 at 10.16.45 PM

I’d call that beyond awesome for a first song from a new group–especially one with no air play (yet!) and not much in the way of promotion!


Now that you have your copy (and if you haven’t downloaded yet, now would be a good time–it being the weekend and all) and have listened to it a few dozen times, wouldn’t you like to write a little review for iTunes (and Amazon, too–mustn’t forget Amazon)?

No, that is nothing like homework. It is getting to have your voice heard!