Jason performed in TWO shows this Memorial Day weekend…

One was in a church, Pueblo de Dios in Dallas, on Saturday night; the other was the Rockwell News Memorial Day Concert, Sunday night; and for both, there were Copians in the house–thank you, beckyvee, for bringing back recaps (don’t forget to stop by our forum for those–there are links to Instagrams cliplets) and bootleg!

From the Pueblo de Dios show:

Sound check, part 1:

Video by Becky Vogt/beckyvee

Sound check, part 2 (including a mini-tutorial in ukulele tuning):

Video by Becky Vogt/beckyvee

Only a Mountain:

Video by Becky Vogt/beckyvee

If It’s Love (with interpretive dance by Madeline):

Video by Becky Vogt/beckyvee

Enough (partial):

Video by Becky Vogt/beckyvee

That’s What I’m Here For:

Video by Becky Vogt/beckyvee

And from the Memorial Day Concert, there is pic:

Photo by Ron McCarty

And some bootleg, too:

Hallelujah (partial):

Video by Becky Vogt/beckyvee

Thanks again to beckyvee for all the goodies, and thanks also to Jasonized and ArtTeacher for bringing in the linkz!

Who doesn’t “awwww” at a father-daughter fashion show?

Can’t put my hand up for that one, because, so cute! Even better when it’s for a good cause, as was the recent Light the Runway show in Dallas, which benefited the Dallas Dress for Success organization. And, of course, Jason and Madeline were in the show:

“This was one of my first interactions with Dress for Success and Light the Runway…it really was an incredible thing and a beautiful evening,” Castro beamed. “It’s always great to know you’re doing some good while you’re having some fun. […] I feel honored to have been a part of this event.” While Castro has given back to many charities and causes, he is now admittedly a fan and avid devotee to Dress for Success; and as a crowd favorite with his energetic daughter Madeline, hopes for a return at next year’s show is evident.

(Source: Miss A)

Thanks for the find, Jasonized!

On this Memorial Day weekend…

It’s great to have a long holiday weekend, isn’t it? Memorial Day marks the beginning of summer; it’s a day of big sales and parades and picnics and all Good Things. But on your way to that backyard barbecue, won’t you please take a moment to remember those who stood and fell for our country?

So to the indifferent inquirer who asks why Memorial Day is still kept up we may answer, it celebrates and solemnly reaffirms from year to year a national act of enthusiasm and faith. It embodies in the most impressive form our belief that to act with enthusiam and faith is the condition of acting greatly. To fight out a war, you must believe something and want something with all your might. So must you do to carry anything else to an end worth reaching. More than that, you must be willing to commit yourself to a course, perhpas a long and hard one, without being able to foresee exactly where you will come out. All that is required of you is that you should go somewhither as hard as ever you can. The rest belongs to fate. One may fall-at the beginning of the charge or at the top of the earthworks; but in no other way can he reach the rewards of victory.