I had a good time recording some friends of mine today. Wicked Addiction, a heavy metal band out of Hickory also features my bass player Chris Singleton on drums. He rocks it too. It was fun wearing my engineer hat again for the weekend.
Somehow I managed to get up early and write this one. I just got a new analog synthesizer for Chris Cates & the Master Plan live performances and I got to use it on this. I’m now going to be doing synth solos live along with the harmonica and guitar solos. For you techies, I got a Akai MINIAK and I’m liking it so far.
“Six Second Delay” is my Coldplay inspired song for the month. It’s got surreal imagery about the vagueness of life.
Remember back in the day when Chuck Taylor’s were the only high tops you could get. Luckily when I came along Jordan was just starting to change the game of the basketball shoe.
I went to basketball camp one time at Furman in some old Jordan’s and they were like wearing boots.
Anyway, this song is about seeing an old basketball article with a picture of someone I know in short tight John Stockton shorts, Chuck Norris and or florist-like hair, a moustache and “Sweet Classic High Top Shoes”.
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.