I just finished an audio book called “Rasputin’s Daughter” that was pretty good. I’ve always been intrigued with Rasputin and his roll in taking down the Romanov dynasty. My favorite class in college was ‘Russian Culture through Film’ which featured a great Russian movie about Rasputin.
This song is kind of about the rumors surrounding his family. His daughter did move to LA and become a Lion tamer and she was mauled by a bear eventually. Kind of a morbid subject, but I put a little light twist on the chorus.
I’m still running behind but I did write this yesterday. I didn’t get around to recording it until this morning. It took about an hour to record which is still a little longer than I would like to take but my drums are getting a lot better already.
I’ve played and recorded drums five times this week which is five times more than I played them all last year. This blog is definitely going to get my off instruments more tight.
“Good Liver” comes from something I misread on a medical flyer while recycling the other day. It turned into a funny song with a tragic message about that friend of yours who loves to party.
I finally broke out the distortion pedal on this one.
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.