I guess July 4th is a day that warrants it’s own song. I don’t feel inclined on all holidays to mark it with a song with my song a day project. This last year however, I basically listened to every biography of every founding father. It’s pretty interesting, they signed the declaration of independence in 1776 but it really didn’t kick in for years. Even when Andrew Jackson came along forty years later, it was a daily struggle to keep it together. It makes you realize how far we’ve come in just a few hundred years and how fragile it really is.
I’m heading to perform on a boat dock on beautiful Lake Rabun before the fireworks start. Have a great day!
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.
Today was a busy start to the work week. I’m sore already but that means we got a lot of stuff recycled.
Speaking of recycling, the sequence of this song was something that was made on my Triton some time in the last few years. I happened to hear it and decided to take it in a different direction. This used to be the way that I’d demo all of my songs. I was more comfortable playing keyboard drums. Now you can’t keep me off the real drums. That’s why I made a concerted effort to do a song like this today.
This is my tribute to those long-lost guitar days. Not particularly what I feel in real life but it paints a funny picture.
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.