Whatever Swanson (You’ve Gotta get a Real Job)

As I sit here grinding it out at the job again, I can’t help but reflect back on my 20’s when I was a struggling touring musician.  Those were good times (or were they).  That’s the catch 22 of life and whatever professional route we take ourselves in the pursuit of making a living, are we totally content?  I am not blessed with contentment undoubtedly.  I need to make that mind shift.  Or do I just need to solely be a recording artist with a golf bug which is my ultimate goal.  Would I be content then?

#worklifebalance

“They tell me You’ve Got to get a real job and stop living like a slob”

risky biscuits cvr
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If You Feed it, It will Grow

I was playing this on piano last night and thought it would be a good post for today since there seems to be an abundance of extra hate floating around these days.  “All these times I go through life’s crazy changes, love is all I know, and I really hope that it’s contagious, and if you feed it, it will grow”.  Thanks for listening!

Getaway-Plans-Remix-Cvr
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Beach Beat

In lieu of my Dad’s birthday yesterday, I thought I’d post one of my #shag songs I wrote about him.  In this tune, I tried to simulate the 50’s style blues beat that he loves to dance to.  “Old rubber legs Jim is on the loose again”.   “Beach Beat” is one of several #beachmusic songs featuring Chris Singleton, Jason Peeler and John Kell on my #CarolinaSongs album.

Carolina Songs by Chris Cates
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GRINGO ROCK! “He’s Got a Bad Liver because He’s a Good Liver”

Still snowed in and posting songs from my latest project called Gringo Rock!  This one is yet another funny one about a guy that has such a good time living it’s been a little bad for his liver.  Funny how the two don’t agree with each other sometimes.

To listen to the full album go to my CDBaby Page or go to iTunes.

Gringo-Blog

Welcome to Chris Cates.com. I'm an old school independent artist with lots of albums, songs, solar panels etc. This site tries to encapsulate what it is I've been doing since I played my first professional gig at 13. I post a song of the day occasionally from my somewhat excessive original song catalogue and I'm constantly recording new material when I'm not building solar farms, trying to play golf or tennis or taking care of my new twin girls.

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