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May 24th “If Only I Was Here Right Now”

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.

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Feb 22 “No Such Thing as Luck”

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.

Read the lyrics @ chriscates.com/feb22.html

Feb 1 “Karma Dharma”

This song is the direct descention from listening to a biographical analysis of “Buddha” on CD during my drive back up from Morganton to Asheville today.

It also seems like a good start to February.  I feel like I’m getting a whole new start with my songs.

Listen to “Karma Dharma” below

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