The golf tournament was fun. I played great for about 11 holes making 4 birdies and an eagle in that span but I was mediocre after that. I couldn’t seem to get over the hump. We had a whole lot of fun though and I played a lot of tunes with my friend Will for some folks on Lake Rabun. My golf songs were part of the agenda of the golf themed weekend of course.
Anyway, I dug back into my archives for the music of this one. This is a song Parakeet Nelson never released. This was recorded at Elixir in Athens, Georgia around 2003. Today, I took the music and re-recorded a few parts, re-wrote the lyrics and resurrected it from the dead. Which is one of the things I love about this format, now I can let the world hear John Wayne Tuggle’s slide guitar, Dwayne Wallace’s bass guitar, Dave Brockway’s drums and John Kell’s sax.
I’m playing in a golf tournament starting today in Clayton, Georgia, so I figured it was time to do another golf song. “Texas Wedge” has been brewing for a while. When I play in the dogfight at Quaker Meadows Golf Course, I always witness lots of Texas Wedging both by my teammates and myself. It’s the kind of course where you can do that which is always an adjustment for me since I predominately play “mountain golf”.
For non-golfers, ‘Texas Wedge’ is what you call your putter when you putt from off the green instead of chipping it. I’ve known some masters of the Texas Wedge (and still do). Some folks can putt from thirty yards away and have a good chance of making it. Thanks for listening!
Big week on the recycling boat once again. But it’s over now and I’m heading to a golf tournament in Georgia. I have barely played this year so I’m mainly going to have fun and to play some music with an old friend of mine. I must admit, tonight’s came pretty fast and I recorded it as quickly.
I got to play in a golf tournament today and had a blast. Golf is good stuff, I used to be obsessed but now I’ve managed to get it out of my habits. That is to not to say that I still won’t write some funny golf songs now and then.
Tonight’s song ended up being simple. I started to build on what I had going but my french horn (keyboard) solo rocked so hard that I had to leave it like it is. Thanks for listening!
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.