It must be time to get funky again because that’s what I’m doing. It’s so funny when I started doing the song a day thing, I envisioned recording a lot of acoustic songs because it is so much easier and faster to record. But in general, I have produced full band 16 to 24 track songs instead. I’m addicted to hearing a song develop with the extra instruments.
I rarely listen to any of the takes I do, so that when I hear the final thing, it’s like I’m hearing it for the first time.
Today’s funky song reminds me of a groove that my buddy Will Clay in Rabun, Georgia used to kick with his band Field Trip. The lyrics of the song are random ‘party lyrics’ that are based on my current habit of putting Louisiana Hot Sauce on everything (including sweet potatoes). What can I say I’m gourmet all the way. Thanks for listening!!!
Playing catch up once again with the songs. Busy week recycling in Morganton while entertaining company (and myself) from out of town in Asheville every night.
We went out and caught some great jazz down town at Mo Daddy’s. There’s a lot of good players in Asheville and any selection from ‘Kind of Blue’ is always transcendent to see live.
Anyway, today’s song is probably inspired by my hurting body. I worked a lot faster than usual this week so that I could get home faster and I’m a bit sore for it. That and lack of sleep directly lent to my foul mood the last few days, so today I am trying to work it all out and get back to feeling good. My wife Adair has a blog based on feeling good every day you should check out if you haven’t. followthefeeling.wordpress.com/
So basically “A Little Extra Love Today” is that I’m feeling like I’m needing a little extra today as I record guitar parts for another 6 or 8 hours.
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.