I’ll keep it super old school again today. This one was recorded in Jeramy’s trailor in Swannanoa maybe in 1994? John Crowe is also involved and if you listen closely you can hear my Dad overdubbed in the background. My Mom has been trying to get me to revive this song for a long time. Thanks for listening!
You know me, rapper extrordinaire. (lol) This song is a prime example of my mad skills. (lol x2) It’s also my ringtone these days. Nothing like taking business calls to a funky beat. It also makes me miss my piano that’s still in my old studio in Asheville. Anyway, hopefully it will serve as some motivation to some wall flowers this weekend that need to get off the couch and go do something uncharacteristic like dancing. I’ll see you at the club!!
As I watch Darren Clark battle it out with Phil and Dustin Johnson for the Open I couldn’t help but think of this song. Luckily all of these guys avoided a big score on the first couple of holes. Nothing is more deflating than making a mess of your first hole. This song captures that and tells a little story of heart break from tee to green.
The Open continues on TV (and in the UK) so I’ll continue posting golf songs this week (rain or shine). The wind is blowing a little more there today, so a lot of folks are taking a ride on the ‘bogie train’. This song makes making bogies seem not so bad as long as you have some jazzy guitar solos. Of course that’s easy to say when there is no money on the line.
The Open Championship started today so I have golf on the brain. I got to watch it for about two minutes before leaving the house on another journey to the debts of Cobb County. This song is a funny song about having the golf bug so bad that work has become irrelevant. Something I’ll admit to being guilty off at one time (and hopefully another one day) in my life. Thanks for listening!
Two people called me about booking gigs one after another today. You gotta love when that happens. Slowly but surely I’m getting back into the music scene down here in Atlanta. Today’s song is a tongue in cheek ditty about being a musician for hire. Thanks for listening!
Ricky Rubio is officially in Minnesota today and now I hear they’re trying to trade Gasol for Kevin Love. That’s crazy but it makes great sense for both teams. Ricky would have a good friend to help him with the transistion and the Lakers would have the best rebounder in the league. This is my silly song I did for Pau Gasol last year.
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.