Centennial Park, Nashville, 9/5/15–continued

Aaaaaand now we have bootleg (THANK YOU, jasonnnfan!):

Lost in the Right Direction:

Video by tnoh437/jasonnnfan

ETA: YES, THERE IS MORE–THIS IS SO EXCITING! (Note: Yes, there are some glitches in the sound. It’s an OUTDOOR CONCERT. That’s what you get. Stop kvetching!)

Sisters and Brothers:

Video by tnoh437/jasonnnfan

Rock and Roll:

Video by tnoh437/jasonnnfan

Crying Wolf:

Video by tnoh437/jasonnnfan

Diamond Dreams:

Video by tnoh437/jasonnnfan

 
Thank you SO MUCH, jasonnnfan!

Centennial Park, Nashville, 9/5/15

Castro-The Band performed at the “Season Kick Off and BMI Artist’s Showcase at Musician’s Corner in Nashville this past weekend. We are hoping some bootleg surfaces, but meanwhile we have some photos and tweets and recap action!

Thank you so much for having us, @muscornernash! We love this city.

A photo posted by CASTRO (@castrotheband) on

Also much love to the best mom in the world for coming to see us play! We love ya.

A photo posted by CASTRO (@castrotheband) on

Great job #castrotheband

Posted by Betsy Castro on Saturday, September 5, 2015

 

Photo by jasonnnfan


Photo by jasonnnfan

For more photos by jasonnnfan–and some recap action!–as well as a few other pix and tweets and thingies, check out our forums!

 

Thanks to jasonnfan for photos and setlist (NEW MUSIC!), and to Jasonized and ArtTeacher for bringing us all the goodies!

Happy Long Holiday Weekend!

Today is Labor Day in the US, the [un]official end of summer–sales, barbecues, flags and fun, right? But also what today is about is the “labor” in “organized labor.”


Image from US Dept. of Labor

In 1898 (four years after Labor Day became a federal holiday), Samuel Gompers, head of the AFL, called Labor Day

the day for which the toilers in past centuries looked forward, when their rights and their wrongs would be discussed…that the workers of our day may not only lay down their tools of labor for a holiday, but upon which they may touch shoulders in marching phalanx and feel the stronger for it. (source)

 
So, on your way to your end-of-summer celebration, take a minute or two to think about (and maybe even discuss!) the courage and determination of the workers who joined together to create American labor unions, who stood up to every kind of pressure up to and including armed violence, and without whom we wouldn’t have a 5-day work week, an 8-hour work day, limits on child labor, safe(r) working conditions, a minimum wage, and many other other aspects of working conditions in the US that we take for granted.

Now, go enjoy one of the fruits of their labor!