Our show at Pinehurst last night turned out to be a blast. We had some issues getting there and getting home but we made it safe and sound at least. Playing wedding gigs is always a lot of fun because it’s such a joyous occasion. I played mandolin on about ten songs which I haven’t done in years. Pinewild Country Club looked pretty nice and I’ve heard that it’s a good track as well.
Today’s song is based on an old song I wrote when I was a governer’s page in Raleigh one week back in high school. I remember spending most of my time reading Frank Zappa’s autobiography.
Today’s song is called “Rest” and I guess you could call it a fantasy on my part. My motto is “if I’m awake I’m working”. That’s basically how it has to be to get all of the things I do done. And I still don’t have quite the time I need. I sleep six hours a night which usually works out okay, it’s just that every few weeks I’ve got to really try and sleep a long time to catch up. But I usually just lay and bed and think about all of the stuff I need to do.. Oh well. I’ll live vicariously through this song.
I’ll post the song when I get back to Asheville Wednesday. Thanks for listening.
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.