May
17

Post #1278 – cellophane

cellophane collage art by Mighty Joe Castro

Cellophane is a piece of cut paper collage art using images found in vintage magazines and other ephemera that are then dry adhered to paper with a gel medium.  The original image is roughly 23  inches wide by 17 inches tall (not including matte and frame) and was completed in May 2018.

Prints, etc are currently available via Society6 and Saatchi Online. Inquiries about the purchase of the original piece should be sent directly to mightyjoecastro@gmail.com.

And, if you haven’t done so already, please take a moment to follow Mighty Joe Castro on instagram and twitter. Also, my new rockabilly band, Mighty Joe Castro and the Gravamen are now on instagram and facebook as well so please take a moment to follow along for updates on live shows and record releases.

Thank you for your support!

Apr
23

Post #1277 – the asphalt twist

the asphalt twist paper collage by Mighty Joe Castro

The Asphalt Twist is a piece of cut paper collage art using images found in vintage magazines and other ephemera that are then dry adhered to paper with a gel medium.  The original image is roughly 20  inches wide by 16 inches tall (not including matte and frame) and was completed in APril 2018.

Inquiries about the purchase of the original piece should be sent directly to mightyjoecastro@gmail.com.

And, if you haven’t done so already, please take a moment to follow Mighty Joe Castro on instagram and twitter. Also, my new rockabilly band, Mighty Joe Castro and the Gravamen are now on instagram and facebook as well so please take a moment to follow along for updates on live shows and record releases.

Thank you for your support!

Apr
5

Post #1276 – Songs from a tiny desk…

MIghty Joe Castro Dont Forget About Me Tiny Desk

I found out at the last minute that NPR was hosting a  Tiny Desk contest, based on their popular live music series.  So, with the deadline less than 24 hours away, I quickly filmed this clip in the home studio one night with my iphone taped to a mic stand. The song is a new one I wrote, entitled Don’t Forget About Me.  Lyrics below.  Enjoy…

Don’t Forget About Me

(music/lyrics by Joe Castro. ©2018 mightyjoetunes)

don’t forget about me when the time comes to leave
you know you don’t owe me anything at all
one day you’ll see the measure of my loyalty
when the good times aren’t too shameful to recall

nothing left to hold you to the promises of those who
flaunted you like a well worn accessory
and it would be too naive, to think the good times would never cease
without you, they’re just an empty luxury

so when it’s time to go your way or there’s nothing left to say
cause your body language already said it all
don’t forget about me when the time comes to leave
just bow and take your final curtain call

I drizzled admiration at your every invitation
my dedication’s been fatally sincere
but if destiny pulls us on toward opposite horizons
Please let me be your souvenir…

how tragic would it be if someday you mysteriously
evaporated from my memory
but please rest assured, you’ll be remembered as so much more
then some everlasting acquaintance in custody

all those days I let you win, though my patience was paper thin
and our nights were drenched in sweat and alcohol
so don’t forget about me when the time comes to leave
you know you don’t owe me anything at all

Mar
21

Post #1275 – The Coming Tide…

Joe Castro The Coming Tide collage art

The Coming Tide… is a piece of cut paper collage art using images found in vintage magazines and other ephemera that are then dry adhered to paper with a gel medium The original image is roughly 18  inches wide by 16 inches tall (not including matte and frame) and was completed in March 2018.

The Coming Tide art print by Joe CastroPrints are now available exclusively through my esty shop.  They are available in two sizes: 12×18  inches and 18×24 inches.  They are hand signed by the artist.  Click here to purchase.

Inquiries about the purchase of the original piece should be sent directly to mightyjoecastro@gmail.com.

And, if you haven’t done so already, please take a moment to follow Mighty Joe Castro on instagram and twitter. Also, my new rockabilly band, Mighty Joe Castro and the Gravamen are now on instagram and facebook as well so please take a moment to follow along for updates on live shows and record releases.

Thank you for your support!

Mar
1

Post #1274 – What’s your Sign?

Signs of the Zodiac collage prints by Mighty Joe Castro

Those of you who’ve been following this site for some time may remember a series of collages I created in 2016 for Glamour Magazine Germany.  Each piece was a visual representation of one of the 12 astrological signs of the zodiac.  The series ran in the magazine for the full year, each issue featuring it’s corresponding star sign along with that month’s horoscope.

Since then, I’ve gotten a number of requests to make prints from the series available.  So, for the first time ever, you can now purchase a zodiac sign print through my Etsy site.  There are two sizes available – 12 x 18 inches or 18 x24 inches  – both are printed on super heavyweight uncoated paper and are hand signed by myself.  Below is a select sampling of some of the collages.  You can view or purchase the prints here.

And, if you haven’t done so already, please take a moment to follow Mighty Joe Castro on instagram and twitter. Stay tuned for updates on new music from Mighty Joe Castro and the Gravamen as well as upcoming art shows as well. Thank you for your support!

Aries collage by Mighty Joe Castro

Aries

Capricorn

Leo

Scorpio

 

Feb
15

Post #1273 – the disease you carry home

the disease you carry home collage by Joe Castro

the disease you carry home is a piece of cut paper collage art using images found in vintage magazines and other ephemera that are then dry adhered to paper with a gel medium The original image is roughly 33  inches wide by 22 inches tall (not including matte and frame) and was completed in February 2018. This is definitely one of the larger collages I have done.  I don’t think the small screen really does it justice.

Prints and other products are available through society6 and saatchi.  Inquiries about the purchase of the original piece should be sent directly to mightyjoecastro@gmail.com.

And, if you haven’t done so already, please take a moment to follow Mighty Joe Castro on instagram and twitter. Stay tuned for updates on new music and upcoming live shows as well. Thank you for your support!

Feb
13

Post #1272 – metamorphosis

metamorphosis collage by Joe Castro

metamorphosis is a piece of cut paper collage art using images found in vintage magazines and other ephemera that are then dry adhered to paper with a gel medium The original image is roughly 17 and a half inches wide by 17 inches tall (not including matte and frame) and was completed in February 2018.

Prints and other products are available through society6 and saatchi.  Inquiries about the purchase of the original piece should be sent directly to mightyjoecastro@gmail.com.

And, if you haven’t done so already, please take a moment to follow Mighty Joe Castro on instagram and twitter. Stay tuned for updates on new music and upcoming live shows as well. Thank you for your support!

Jan
26

Post #1271 – Matones Music Sessions

This past December, h00v3r (upright bass) and I were invited to perform a few songs at my favorite record store, Matones Music in Collegeville, PA, to be filmed for their ongoing Shop Sessions web series.  They posted the fruits of our labor earlier today – take a look.

Special thanks to Nathan Allebach for filming and to Adam Matone for having us.

And be sure to catch Mighty Joe Castro and the Gravamen’s debut performance show Saturday February 3 at 1984 in Wilmington, DE with Phil Young and Bos Tauras. We’ll also be playing at Century in the Greys Ferry area of Philadelphia on Friday February 23  with Boog, the little wretches, easy bake oven, ex > tension and echo lightwave unspeakable. Both shows will feature the full 4 piece band lineup.  Doghouse bass, heavy reverb, a little bad juju and some good times.

Jan
17

Post #1270 – Swarm

Swarm collage Mighty Joe Castro

Swarm is a piece of cut paper collage art using images found in vintage magazines and other ephemera that are then dry adhered to paper with a gel medium and augmented with gouache. The original image is roughly 16 inches wide by 20 inches tall (not including matte and frame) and was completed in January 2018.

Prints and other products are available through society6 and saatchi.  Inquiries about the purchase of the original piece should be sent directly to mightyjoecastro@gmail.com.

And, if you haven’t done so already, please take a moment to follow Mighty Joe Castro on instagram and twitter. Stay tuned for updates on new music and upcoming live shows as well. Thank you for your support!

Jan
1

Post #1269 – Happy New Year 2018!

Joe Castro 2018

Happy New Year friends and thank you, sincerely, for all your support. I hope your 2018 is filled with much love and good health! 

On my side of things, there is definitely more art in the works for the coming year plus live shows with the new band (more on that front in the next few weeks so stay tuned.) I hope to see as many of you face to face in the coming months as possible. Keep pushing forward till the wheels fall off…

And, if you haven’t done so already, please take a moment to follow Mighty Joe Castro on instagram and twitter. Thank you for your support!