Here I go again with the raps. I may have created a monster.. I realize my flow is pretty 1992 (or ’87 for that matter). But what are you gonna do, it’s pretty fun to do actually. We all want to be a rapper at some time or another in life. Rapping is very cool because you focus on the lyrics more than the melody. That also frees you up to do rhythmic stuff with words and use them like a percussive instrument.
Or in my case, just to be silly. Thanks for listening!
I’m obviously still on my ‘Einstein’ kick. He was definitely a remarkable man and an incredible violinist to boot. To be able to mathematically map out the Universe is pretty sharp. He was a nice guy with a very funny dry wit (when he wasn’t working).
Anyway, that’s probably where this song got it’s start. I sat down in front of the computer after a big day recycling down the mountain and once again something popped out (musically that is). Thanks for listening!!
A rainy day in the studio recording and mixing Wicked Addiction. We finished the tracking, I just need to put a final mix on it.
As for my songs, I managed to write this one right as my time for the night is winding down. I’ve got a long week ahead and need to rest up tonight because it may be my only chance.
“As the Earth Spirals Around” was started from some of my old words that I’ve put into my ‘random lines’ section in my computer. As I’ve mentioned, I was very prolific as a youth and can sometimes get some good stuff from my old writing.
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.