This is my favorite time of year. The NBA Playoffs. I retire to my studio in late at night to do my songs and while watching grown men do battle on the hardwood. I have a huge advantage in watching the games because I tend to pull for the team with the ball. So I’m always a winner. If only it were that easy in all aspects in life.
The title of today’s song came somewhere on my recycling route today. I was listening to Andrew Jackson’s biography but I definitely don’t think it came from there. Thanks for listening.
February seems to be a month where I’m contemplating existentialist views with my songs. Maybe it was the Buddha biography I listened to earlier in the month or maybe it’s just my neo-psychological chatter.
I do use songs as a forum for positivity even though I do play characters in songs that sometimes aren’t so pleasant. My main goal is to be positive however. Although I don’t like to limit myself when creating story situations in my songs. The message is usually positive even if all the words aren’t. I’m pretty tongue in cheek if you haven’t noticed yet.
Anyway, “No Such Thing as Luck” is a love song. It contemplates past life situations and how you sometimes seem to have known some people for several lifetimes. Especially when it comes to deep connected love affairs.
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.