We Love Soaps Interview

This is a 2 parter…

Part 1 in which Jason talks about his charity work with Malaria No More and about overcoming his fears and shyness:

We Love Soaps: How did a shy person who plays drums by himself adjust to being recognized and screamed at by millions of people?

Jason Castro: I’m still adjusting. The hardest part is that I can’t get away. I can’t hide, I can’t put on a hat. It’s definitely a challenge because I am a private person. I am definitely outgoing and I enjoy meeting new people. I am not used to having the attention all the time. It’s one thing to have it on a stage, then being off stage and actually talking. It definitely makes me uncomfortable. But I take it one day at a time. And every time someone recognizes me it means I have a chance to share some music with them. I’m very grateful for that.

Part 2 in which he discusses his music, his fears in life and his role on the Bold and the Beautiful:

We Love Soaps: I have a quote from an interview. You said, “My biggest fear is wasting my life.” Can you tell me what that meant?

Jason Castro: It’s a daunting fear. I don’t want to look back at the end of my life and ask, “What did I do? Did I spend all my time trying to make money? Or was I doing things to change people’s lives? Was my music affecting people? Was I doing whatever I was doing with all my heart?” That’s a big thing for me. It’s an open ended question, what it looks like to not waste your life.

Vote for Cole!

You all might have met the charming Cole Keeton at the merch table at the start of the State Lines tour last winter. If you did, you met a guy with a permanent smile on his face and a hilarious quip or funky dance move. He’s a hotty mchotterson too. Do a friend of Jason a favor, or help out Cole because you know what I say is sooth. Either way, check this link and help get Cole a walk on spot on Mad Men next season. Hopefully, if you don’t see him on that page, it means he’s moved up so check page 2. You are supposed to be able to vote once per day… Some of us have multiple computers and devices too ifkwim.

More pictures from Jason’s flight with the Patriots Jet Team

You know that trip to Washington State that Jason made last week?

Photo Credit: Patrick McGhee & AAFES

Photo Credit: Patrick McGhee & AAFES

Photo Credit: Patrick McGhee & AAFES

For a whole slew of photos from Jason’s Excellent Flying Adventure (and other McChord Field/Fort Lewis Air Force Base doings) head on over to JasonCastroMusic.com!

A few bits and pieces

There’s a nice article in the Toronto Star blogs today:

Let’s see, since he finished in fourth place on Idol’s Season 7, he has released a debut album, is planning a tour in the fall, got married and got to sing on a soap opera.

On July 29 and 30, Jason will be seen on The Bold and the Beautiful performing his song “Love Uncompromised.”

“I’m really excited I got to sing that one,” he said. “It’s probably one of the most romantic songs on the album. It reminds me of a good old-fashioned love song.”

Jason also got about six lines of dialogue, maybe more, in his scenes with Hope (Kim Matula), Oliver (Zack Conroy) and Aggie (Sarah Joy Brown).

Head over here for the rest of the interview, which includes more nifty tidbits. (Thanks for the find, ohiocastrofan!)

Yesterday there was a cool mention in a very interesting blog that is well worth a look for itself, “The Boogie Man Is My Friend…”, written by a “40-something female police officer and mother working in a “big city” in the west.” (Wheels is the rookie she’s been training.):

So I decided to give Wheels a break from 50 Cent, Dr. Dre, and Bone Thugs. […] Now….time to see how he operated in a different realm.

Jason Castro. His album is good for the soul. On another note, Hallelujah has to be one of the best songs ever written by Leonard Cohen. And Castro’s version is amazing.

Wheels was so excited when he heard the music, you would have thought I goosed him in the britches.

And lastly (at least for the nonce), “Let’s Just Fall in Love Again” has made the top 5 of Norway’s Hit 40 for the 11th week in a row–which includes 2 weeks at #3, 3 weeks at #2 (where he’s sitting now), and 5 weeks at #1. US radio stations, get on the ball!

The fourth Tuesday Fan Club Q&A video is up!

Hey! That question is from me! Woo hoo!

Want to see if your question has been answered yet? Head on over to the Fan Club Blog and Video pages and see. And keep checking for new answers every Tuesday, because Jason’s not done yet!

And if you haven’t joined the Fan Club yet, head over here for more info. You don’t want to miss out on any of the fun!

Jason to Appear on The Bold and The Beautiful Soap

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Jason will appear as himself on The Bold and The Beautiful on July 29th and 30th. He will appear in scenes with Kimberly Matula (Hope) and Zack Conroy (Oliver). He will perform “Love Uncompromised,” off his recently released self-titled debut album and The Bold and The Beautiful will play That’s What I’m Here For as well.

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, the 2010 Daytime Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Daytime Drama, is broadcast weekdays (1:30-2:00 PM, ET; 12:30- 1:00 PM, PT) on the CBS Television Network. The show has taped more than 5,800 episodes in its 23 years on the air and is viewed daily by millions of viewers in more than 100 countries, making it the most-watched dramatic serial in the world.