Playing catch up with the songs again. Time limitations from my gig yesterday (and golf outings I must admit) have put me behind. However, I did get to take my house guest (Rob from Chicago) to play at Mimosa Hills which is his and my favorite course in the area.
Tomorrow will be my big workday to catch up and to record drums for the new Chris Cates & the Master Plan album with Jason Peeler.
“Walking in Molasses” is another heavy metal jammer. It seems to be what was in my head this morning after a raucous jamfest last night at Bourbon Street in Hickory. The words are about getting (or not getting) stuck in a rut. I’m trying to go out more this year and not let work make me tired and homebodylike.
I’m still running behind but I did write this yesterday. I didn’t get around to recording it until this morning. It took about an hour to record which is still a little longer than I would like to take but my drums are getting a lot better already.
I’ve played and recorded drums five times this week which is five times more than I played them all last year. This blog is definitely going to get my off instruments more tight.
“Good Liver” comes from something I misread on a medical flyer while recycling the other day. It turned into a funny song with a tragic message about that friend of yours who loves to party.
I finally broke out the distortion pedal on this one.
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.