This character in this song reminds me of a lot of folks in my teenage years. Not me of course. For some reason all guys have to go through a time period where tearing things up is cool. Getting away with it was always a plus.
That’s what “History of Deviant Behavior” is about. That kid you see walking down your block that you know doesn’t have the best intentions in mind. Maybe this song stems from the kid that threw a snowball at our house the other night and ran up the street.
The music has a little bit of a Curtis Mayfield vibe. Thanks for listening!!
My gig down the mountain got canceled last night so I spent a late night in the studio writing and recording. I haven’t done that in a while. I did manage to write and record guitar and bass parts for seven new songs. I’m trying to get ahead before my crazy work (and gig) week next week.
So now, I’ve got a bunch of songs to put words to, which is a great luxury to have. “Dreaming Through the Zig Zags” is by no means the best of the bunch from last night musically. It’s just the first one that came up when I sat down to write tonight.
It turned out pretty spacey with a lot of atmospheric delay on the vocals. I need to experiment as much as possible seeing as how I’ve got 300+ songs left to record this year.
The words are kind of a little motivational speech I’m telling myself to hang in there and keep dreaming big. Even if I am doing hard labor for a living.
Thanks for listening!! Hear “Dreaming Through the Zig Zags” below.
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.