We seem to be getting a lot of requests at our shows for line dancing songs. Of which, we really haven’t had anything popular to play. Undoubtedly, that’s something we really need to work on. You know we love to please our peeps. Anyway, that’s what prompted me to just write one for us to play. That’s how “Tall Dark and Good for Nothing” got started. It’s in that line dance, blues shuffle tradition (a beat I have no experience playing on drums).
It’s been fifty days since I started my song a day project!! What a learning experience and an experiment in commitment I’ve endured. There’s definitely been some moments of excitement and of frustration but for the most part I’ve maintained a sense of joy doing it.
This last week has been a struggle but I’ll get back in the swing of things soon I’m sure. I’ve got a gig tonight with my band so that should get the juices flowing.
Fittingly this song is about how I was just complaining that I never had enough time to get all the things done that I want done. I really need about 22 hours in the studio a day to get all my various projects done. Adair was telling me I need to quit worrying about the time and start celebrating what I get done.
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.