One of my all time favorite jams (and a favorite of all my bands over the years). This is an uptempo funky super jam about trying to relieve boredom with the help of Charles Bukowski, Captain Kangaroo and golf. This song features the full power of my Parakeet Nelson band from this era. Seth Hendershot, Gary Hartle, John W Tuggle, John Kell, Dwayne Wallace and lots of interesting background (and foreground) sounds.
It’s been a while since my last post. I’m trying to get back into the habit. Especially since I’m about to begin my new journey of a song a week for life. This is the opening track to my award winning “Risky Biscuits” album. Thanks for listening!
I haven’t posted a song in a while. Life and work tends to get in the way sometimes. My friend and talented songwriter in his own right, Jake Rathburn, reminded me of this song the other day. And of the vastly cerebral lines (sic) “Things are not opposite in China as they are here, the gravity is still the same except for the gravity in the beer”. Deep stuff I know. Thanks for listening!
I’m heading out with the Amstel Light Flash campaign for five more gigs at five different venues again tonight. Fun stuff. I don’t know why but I’m feeling a little funky today so why not post a funky song right? This is one of our favorites to play live even though we’ve kind of forgotten about it lately. Maybe we’ll have to dig it up for our gig in Atlanta this Saturday. Thanks for listening!
I felt like I need to post something super rockin’ today. This is it!! The Parakeet Nelson band at it’s peak. Dwayne Wallace, John Wayne, G the Nefarious, John Kell, Dave Brockway and me tinkering on way too many other sounds. Thanks for listening!!
Today’s song features DangerMouse, who I just heard is producing the new U2 album! That’s amazing. I worked with him on four of his mix tapes and a few of his other side projects in Athens before he went to London and got huge with the Jay Z/Beatles remix and then Gnarls Barkley, The Black Keys, Guerrillas etc.
This song was recorded at Elixir in Athens by Peter Fancher and it also features Jeramy Lamanno on drums. DangerMouse (Brian Burton) is doing the scratching and I’m playing everything else.
Thanks for listening!
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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.