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August 16th “Not My First Go Round”

Back in good ol’ NC again.  We had a great trip to Illinois and Wisconsin.  The people there are so nice.  I’ve been there many times to see my friend there and usually to play a show and see a concert.  Like today’s song says “it’s not my first go round.”

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May 25 “Ready for an Adventure”

I must be ready for a vacation.  I’ve been thinking about it a lot lately.  I am going to a few places this summer but they’re a ways off.  Today’s song is about getting out of town and names a few of my favorite places to go, Chicago, Vegas and San Diego.   I’ll be going to Chicago next month actually, to play golf and see Iron Maiden in concert.   Hopefully I’ll go up and see Phish again in August at Alpine Valley.   Now it seems that I’m dreaming up new vacations when I haven’t actually gone on any of the ones I have planned yet.

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April 30th “The Sands are Making Mountains”

I’ve enjoyed a weekend without a gig.  I’m not playing much this month because next month I’m playing a lot of big gigs.   It will be very nice to start the new gig season playing so many of my 365 Songs.   I’m gonna start all my shows with “Geometrically in Perfect Touch” my favorite tune that I’ve written so far.

Today’s song is one that just came out when I sat down.   I’m making a conscious effort to be out of the studio this weekend, so it’s nice to be productive when I’m here.   My fence building has taken precedence so far.

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April 23 “Doctor Sick Beat”

I’m starting to put together the show that Chris Cates & the Master Plan is going to play this summer at several Friday Night Concert style events in several different cities.  We always string together four or five disco songs during the night because they’re all in the same beat and usually the same key.   I’ve now got about six pretty good disco songs of my own to string together which will be lots o’ fun.  This is the latest in this style.   It may be the best one yet.   “Hot, Cold & Out of Control” is a close second.

This one’s chorus is “You better call a doctor, this is the sickest beat, it’s  making people sweat and shake the ice cube’s out their drink”.   Thanks for listening!

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Feb 27 “Thank You Carlos Santana”

Driving home the other night after the Trey concert I pulled some Santana up and jammed it loud to keep me awake.   I guess that’s where inspiration for this song came from.

Santana used to be my absolute favorite and still is up there near the top with me.   I wish I could see his show in Vegas this year.  That would be awesome.   I’ve seen him three times, one of which was with Bob Dylan.

If you’re a Santana fan, “Lotus” his live album from Japan is the very best!  He also has  a crazy concert with John McLaughlin that’s pretty intense too, although it’s mostly just shredding and not much else.  His DVD with Trey is similar and good for a watch.

Read the lyrics @ chriscates.com/feb27.html