April is already almost gone. This year is going quick. I can honestly say I’ve utilized every second of every day this year. That’s one cool thing about doing this song a day thing, I really get the best out of every second whether it be working, writing, hanging with Adair, recording, driving etc.
At this point I am feeling pretty level and good, that’s quite an accomplishment. That’s kind of what “Fine Line Between Life and Dreams” is about.
As usual, after my work week recycling out town and staying away from home a few nights I’m catching up with my songs.
I surprised Adair with a pizza and salad from the grocery store tonight and guess what, that inspired this song.
I’d been watching the PGA tournament and the new kid Rickie Fowler was wearing these awesome Puma pants and that inspired the other half of the song. I love Puma Golf gear, so you’ll probably see me annoying people on the golf course with those same pants this year too.
I can’t believe this is what came out today after an intense work day and the two hour commute. I even thought I was getting the flu this afternoon and by the time I sat down in front of the computer to start the song for the day I was not feeling real energetic.
I resisted the urge to go lay down which may have been for the night and grabbed the bass and started the song. I still don’t have my amp so I’m having to do things a little differently, luckily I like different. Now I’m feeling better but I am definitely ready for bed and was hoping to have come back out to the studio to finish the vocals way earlier.
I did manage to recruit Adair, PJ’s, Snuggie and all to come lend me some old school motown sounding backing vocals.
I’ve really been digging the dance stuff I’ve been doing so I continued that trend.
This song stems from hourly listens to NPR all day.
I started a different song but this insane ‘avant gangsta garde’ piece just popped out. I guess working in the cold will pull that right out of ya.
I had just thought of ‘Financial Planning for Dogs’ after misreading a yahoo ad. Then shortly thereafter, Adair and I started talking about giving dogs loans. Hilarious interjection ensued as you can imagine.
That’s where the tag line “Don’t give that dog a bone, give that dog a loan” came from.
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.