I had a great time doing my recycling route with Mozart, my dog, today. I haven’t tried that before and he’s actually a great truck companion. I always envisioned that when I was thinking about getting a dog.
Before I wrote today’s song I was thinking about the people that handle the big cats at the MGM in Las Vegas. Don’t ask me why. Probably because I think that would be an ideal job for me. Because my favorite thing in the world is petting my cats. Thanks for listening!
This is my favorite time of year. The NBA Playoffs. I retire to my studio in late at night to do my songs and while watching grown men do battle on the hardwood. I have a huge advantage in watching the games because I tend to pull for the team with the ball. So I’m always a winner. If only it were that easy in all aspects in life.
The title of today’s song came somewhere on my recycling route today. I was listening to Andrew Jackson’s biography but I definitely don’t think it came from there. Thanks for listening.
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.
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.