Sep 29, 2010

Jason Castro 'Hallelujah'

UPDATED 9.29.10
I had originally blogged about Jason Castro on March 5, 2008- and I posted a link to a youtube video of him singing my favorite song, Hallelujah.   Today I received an email notice that I was breaking copyright law by having that link posted!   Here is the email I received:
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I have no problem fixing mistakes I make, but it is really frustrating that a LINK from someone else that I posted over a year and a half ago would cause a problem!   I have to assume that whoever uploaded it to youtube wasn't allowed to, and I apologize for posting it- although it is annoying, since I posted it as a genuine fan who appreciated the music and the singer.   Whatever, as usual, it's the people who don't TRY or have the INTENTION of making a problem that get stopped and those who do it on purpose who walk away unscathed.

However, I find it slightly invasive and offensive that they added my dinky little post to a database!   I did try to find it on their database, but either they have not posted it yet or I got this in error (doubt it).   Anyway, it is fixed, link is removed.

Original post, minus the link to youtube:
This is my favorite song of all time. Jason does a great version of it and I am now rooting for him to win (and release this as a single).
The last time this song affected me, it was used in a really emotional episode of West Wing... such a powerful song...


  1. I love this song too. I think Jason really did a wonderful job singing this difficult song.

  2. I marched at my wedding to this song!