Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Anti-American

*OUT NOW*

9 songs / written by jordan castro / recorded, mixed, and mastered by david d'amato

to order a personalized physical copy, paypal $3-5 to jordancastroisthepresident [at] gmail [dot] com or e-mail the same address for where to send cash.

to download the cd in it's entirety, for free, click here.

**the sale re 'anti-american' mentioned in this blog post is still available, and will be available until july 2nd**

for more information, upcoming shows, pictures, and 'all things "jordan castro music,"' click here.



Friday, June 11, 2010

Products


THINK TANK FOR HUMAN BEINGS IN GENERAL, *SECOND EDITION*




the second edition of my split poetry chapbook with richard wehrenberg jr., 'think tank for human beings in general,' is now available for three dollars.


**SALE**


the first 5 people who purchase the second edition of 'think tank' will receive 1x 'fucked up' chapbook and 1x 'personalized item, to some degree' from my bedroom. *update* offer no longer available *update*

the first 10 people who purchase the second edition of 'think tank' will receive ???x 'personalized item, to some degree' from my bedroom. *update* offer no longer available *update*

paypal $$$ to jordancastroisthepresident [at] gmail [dot] com, or e-mail the same address for where to send cash.

*for selected work, press, blurbs, and "all things 'think tank,'" click here.



[~10.5 hours of footage re: printing/assembling chapbooks edited down to a 'pretty consumable' length]

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ANTI-AMERICAN, *DEBUT FULL-LENGTH MUSIC CD*




'anti-american,' my debut full-length music cd, is to be released june 25th, 2010.

it will be available to download for free online, or, if one would prefer, to purchase, in physical reality (and via mail), for four dollars. it includes nine songs, written by myself and recorded with david d'amato.


**SALE**

for a limited time only, one can order 1x personalized copy of 'anti-american' and 1x 'think tank for human beings in general' for a total of five dollars. *update* offer no longer available *update*

paypal $$$ to jordancastroisthepresident [at] gmail [dot] com, or e-mail the same e-mail address for where to send cash.

*for selected songs, upcoming shows, and "all things 'jordan castro music,'" click here.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

An Interview

i interviewed erik stinson, film-maker and poet living in oakland, california, about myself. this was our first direct correspondence (besides establishing that an interview would take place). below are the unedited questions/responses.




how did you first encounter my internet presence, and how did you react mentally, emotionally, and/or physically?

i'm pretty sure i was just looking through people tao followed on twitter at some point in early-mid 2009. i found out about you that way. sometimes i think about tao and then i think 'like, ok one more person can get on this train but then it is leaving,' and then ten more people get on 'the train.' i am kind of tried and discouraged re 'the tao train,' but i don't feel bad for any of the primary 'rail cars' at this point. as this 'tao train' evolves and branches it will probably not be as much of an issue. now i honestly feel that you are a legitimate online person/writer, but residual (unjustified feelings of 'who the fuck is this teen who just discovering 2007') still remain.


what are ~3-5 nouns, in any, that you associate with my name?

elf, small helpless mammal, hack, teen


can you further elaborate on your comment here?

i read your comments and i was thinking like, this guy is actually pretty into communicating in online forums. and while he seems very annoying at times, he probably gets more hits that i do re 'hurt' girls he knows and people who confuse him for justin bieber. some kind beef would be funny, at least. and if were ever met there could be like awkward posturing or something.


can you further elaborate on this tweet, in regards to why you chose to 'follow'/'unfollow' me in any or all of said instances? in your view, why should someone follow me or not follow me on twitter?

first of all, i recommend everyone follow you, based on how impossibly annoying and ultimately, after several months, cathartic your tweets are. let me explain.

though i had come to respect you on some level i was still having trouble accepting your twitter feed. everything i disliked about your style, tone, syntax, and personal brand was amplified there.

the first time i was like, 'ok who the fuck is this, he has like a polaroid, wtf'
then i unfollowed you because of some tweet like "just ate a smoothy and touched myself in an elfish manner" or something like that.

the second time i was like 'oh yeah that guy. is he like 18 yet?'
then i unfollowed you because of some tweet like "'i' [uh] ~felt.. 'something' (and then) 'cried' 'tearfully'" (simulated).

then last week i was like, god i bet he is still doing those same butt-hurt tao tweets, which is actually really funny at this point. to my great delight i was almost immediately rewarded with: "
felt a distinct 'craving' for 'the taste of pussy' after seeing 'a pair of undies' somewhere online, i think, ~5 secs prior to the craving."

so basically i'm really happy about you (jordan castro) existing but i still think that you are boring, annoying, and ultimately doomed. i think of you and i feel deeply that nothing is interesting or original, that everyone is stupid, and that I will never be happy. it is a great burden and a great relief. as the right-wing radio show host zachary german probably says, 'pistols at dawn faggot.'