Tuesday, December 16, 2008

lost video camera

we lost a video​ camer​a at our show on satur​day at the echop​lex.​
it was last seen on top of a car in the parki​ng lot near the entra​nce.​

if anyon​e has any info PLEAS​E conta​ct us here or at: castl​edoor​music​@​gmail​.​com

there​'​s lots of famil​y foota​ge on it that is very valua​ble only to us.

thank​ you

it looks​ like this:​

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Saturday, November 29, 2008

men's choir

members of castledoor, amnion, the monolators, and avi buffalo all recently performed alongside jack from tenlons fort at mr. t's bowl in highland park. it was a glorious evening.

photo by jeff "koganuts" koga

Friday, November 21, 2008

remember when @ the lyric hyperion theater

a nice person just uploaded a video from our music video premier show
it captures the beauty, and comedy, of the moment

I'm not embedding the video because you need to watch in high quality!


Wednesday, November 5, 2008

party vocals

all this talk about history in the making.
it's wonderful.

here's a pic of liska in the booth.
i snuck it because i think it's illegal to take photos in there.
i used my finger to cover up the flash then i had to brighten the crap out of it in photoshop... still a fun shot tho i think.

last night we drank wine and recorded "party vocals" on one of our tracks...
it was the whole band, plus nikki and aaron AND mayla --- who might as well be part of the band these days. then we watched snippets of obama making his speach. aaron pointed out the serious baby similarities... i couldn't believe i had never seen this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5ALIL7T764

Monday, October 27, 2008

it's just STUFF

i totaled my car just a few blocks from the studio.
lisa called the insurance company.
(thank goodness she purchased insurance a couple weeks ago)
then aaron came down and gave us words of encouragement.
we picked up a rental car and carried on with recording.

ain't nothin gonna stop us!

"i'll shake the dust right off of my feet"

Friday, October 24, 2008

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

songs becoming an album

gosh, it's starting to feel really good
we've been slaving away for the last couple months
just trying to write good songs
we may have come up with something special
something that could take us out of obscure indie band land *lol* ...*tears*
now we're faced with the challenge of recording those songs

we've struggled with this area in the past
never been fully satisfied with our recorded music

i am happy and surprised to hear myself type this.. these new recordings are VERY satisfying

we magically collided with a producer who is a perfect match for us right now

everyone in the band keeps saying how much fun this is
and it is, but there's this other weird element to it
like we're all a bunch of zombies just walking out a predestined adventure

back at it again tonight...

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

on this harvest moon

i believe in the moon!

there was such a stiring last night.
we tracked 4 songs in about 3 hours.
o boy does it feel nice to be in good hands.

tonight we begin work on a song temporarily titled "hush"

usually i have a title for the song and then the band has a speparate title.
"hush" was adopted because we sing the word several times.
but it's not very original. which is an ironic concern, because one of the songs themes is that there's nothing new under the sun. (side note: there actually seems to be some completely original ideas and creations under the sun... ie: the spaceship)

i started brainSTORMing for a diff title.
the song mentions the moon. and today is the "harvest moon"
turns out some dude already used that title. but hey, there's nothin new under the sun... or is there.
once in a blue moon, i suppose.

after further research it looks like technically this moon is the "hunter's moon"
which is also a common song title (just search the itunes store).


sorry for the heavy verbage and lack of visual stimuli.
hopefully we'll get some pix goin on the next post.

feel free to post song title ideas in the comments!

"the moon is empathizing how i toss and turn...

it says "hush" ..."

Thursday, October 2, 2008

spring up o well

we got lots of new songs in the works
honestly, i've never been more excited about castle_D music, eva
we're being very critical of ourselves, but at the same time feeling very freeeee

some temporary song titles

Hidden Treasure
Across The Border
Free! The Separation of Church and Nate
The Bad Guy

that's all fer now
can't wait til you get to here it

(image stolen from someones flickr)


p.s. speaking of FREE, check out this artist: Claes Oldenburg

Tuesday, April 29, 2008


is the new (old) cool thing.

but seriously..
i'd love to hear the way we sound through the needle.

howabout you?

-- fingers crossed, this shit's going down.