More vlog from New York…


Video by Michael Castro

In which there is backstage at the NYC venue, including a first look at the physical EPs; there is a view of the New York skyline; there are many buildings (well, it IS NYC); there is the City Winery recording (we do not see the recording); there is recording for iHeartRadio (we do not see the recording); there is more commuting (still not exciting); there is driving around in the RV (also still not exciting); and there is (family) food.

(And if you know where to look–which you do not–you can get a quick glimpse of me at the venue.) (Okay, of my back. Still me!)

Winter Park, CO

We don’t have bootleg, but we have pics, via Instagram and FB:

Dreamiest soundcheck in the Rocky Mountains today

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Cheers from Winter Park! My kind of venue! #tinymug

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Oh, look–more vlog…

Only this one is about New York, which is where I live, so it is most important of all of them.


I mean… Well, actually, that IS what I mean.

Video by Michael Castro

Although it does not start in NYC. First there is food, and some food, and some more food; then there is a long, long drive; and THEN there is New York! In which commuting to NYC is exciting (not actually exciting–it’s just New Jersey) (no offense, New Jersey), there is Penn Station (definitely not glamorous), there is a subway (not as exciting as you’d think) (you should not have to pay twice to turn around, definitely not), and there is giving up on the subway. (So much for exciting New York travel.) Then there is Rockefeller Center (I used to walk through there on the way to work), and more food, and more coffee, and interesting meetings, and Times Square (Times Square is exciting ALL the time), and Carnegie Hall (Carnegie Hall is not always exciting), and Central Park (Central Park is a BIG PARK, that is just a little corner of Central Park).

Perhaps there will be more New York City next vlog–something to look forward to!

Vlog roundup

From Michael–

First, Grand Opening with DNCE: In which the gang goes to the opening of Nellie’s Southern Kitchen (yes, there is food) (and we see a bit of DNCE’s performance) (and several other performers, too) (watch and find out). Also there is a water fight!

Video by Michael Castro

Second, Leaving for Tour!!: In which there is a tour of the RV (sort of), doing many various mechanical-like things to the RV (hey, Michael, they make special fin combs for a.c. units) (also a raw potato is good for getting broken bulbs out of a socket), a (late) preview of tee shirts, and soccer. And the tour begins!

Video by Michael Castro

Third, Chicago Deep Dish!: In which we see some RV life (it is not all glamour). (Jason! Put down the phone while driving!) (And at least get a traveling mug.) (AND PUT DOWN THE PHONE!) And there is food, of course–in the RV (Jackie cooks alot) and not in the RV.

Video by Michael Castro

(I think We are The People that are being talked to.)

Last, First Show with Delta Rae!!: In which Jackie keeps on cooking, Michael finds his shirt, we go backstage at The Ark, there is a SHOW (we do not get to see the show) (but we get a look at the merch) (and we hear a little of Delta Rae’s show), there is Green Room graffiti, and there is more RV life. And there is food. Of course there is.

Video by Michael Castro

ETA: After last (because it’s a day later), Jackie’s take on Nellie’s Grand Opening: In which everyone vlogs, there are many places to eat and much food (wait–isn’t that Michael’s Thing?), there is horizontal rehearsal, and there is Grand Opening music (see above) and food (see above) and Jonases.

Video by Jackie Castro

ETAA After after-last, one more from Michael–RV Band Practice + New Song: In which more coffee is obtained, a campsite is visited, RV life is still not all glamour, Michael wants Buffalo wings but without wings, and there is another show–or there will be. AND yes! There is practice, and it is of a song not on the EP (although we have heard it in bootleg, so not entirely new to us). With lip syncing by Jason!

Video by Michael Castro

(Oh, and Jackie? It IS safe to go to Israel! I have tons of family living there, it is scary but much scarier looking at it from the US and much less scary when you are there. GO, IT IS AWESOME!!!)

Walk for poverty and win a chance to hang with the band!

Hear about it from the Castros themselves:

To further quote the Castros:

Do you have what it takes to play with the band? Well, here is your chance to come backstage with us in support of one of our favorite causes: helping children in poverty. All it takes is $10 to enter to win! For extra entries and weekly prizes we’re challenging our fans to get involved in helping us walk 1 Million Steps for poverty! Your support will help Roma Boots, an amazing organization that is giving poverty the boot to help children across the world living without the basic essentials. Enter to win our backstage experience and help us reach 1 Million steps together!


You can read all about the challenge at the MaximusLife website and in the press release, and you definitely should.

What are you waiting for? Go! WE CAN DO THIS!

The Sibling Game!

It seems that Castro did a bunch of mini-interviews ‘n’ stuff for iHeartRadio, most of which has been been-and-gone on Snapchat…but here’s something I can post!

(It’s fun. Watch it!)

Video by iHeartRadio

Hopefully there will be more (that I can post, not on Snapchat), and if there are, I will bring them.


Thanks for the find, Jasonized!

More from the songwriter’s retreat

Jackie singing “Radioactive”:

Oooh, “Diamond Dreams”!

#diamonddreams #castro #vermont #songwritersfestival2016 #oqfarm

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Thanks for the heads-up, Jasonized, jasonnnfan, and ArtTeacher!