I’m in Georgia today, playing golf in the Good Times Classic and then headlining the entertainment for the evening with my good friend Will Clay. It should be interesting, I used to play golf fairly competitively but honestly, this 365 songs project has pretty much put an end to my golf outings. That, actually may be a blessing because I got pretty obsessed for a while.
‘Attitude Adjustment’ is a random song about how people take or do whatever to adjust their attitudes. That seems to be a normal thing in today’s society.
Ah, the ways the days are always flowing. We learn a little more every day (or get schooled). I learn a little more each day that I’d rather be playing golf than working all day long. One of these days I’ll turn that around. Maybe that’s what today’s song is about, I don’t know.
We won. North Carolina finally beat Tennessee in the Battle of the Smokies. Mt. Mitchell golf club was fabulous. The course was perfect for a Ryder Cup style competition, the accommodations were excellent, the food was superb and the fellowship was a lot of fun. I played some golf songs Sunday night for everybody, then I actually participated in the Karaoke session last night, which I really have never done before. Now I’m finally home, first time in six days. It feels nice. That’s why I made this quick little instrumental to celebrate and to give myself a chance to rest before I hit the road again tomorrow. Thanks for listening!
I’m still up in beautiful Burnsville, NC at Mt. Mitchell golf club competing in the Battle of the Smokies with my NC and Tennessee media friends. I played great today after swearing several weeks ago that I would give up golf forever (or at least for a while). It’s a Ryder Cup format and so far I’ve won six out of a possible seven points! I think it’s because I just quit caring how I hit the ball. Today’s song is a re-rewrite of a song I wrote with my Seeing-Eye Bandmates way back in our high school days. The lyrics are completely different as well as most of the music, but the main riff is still there. This was inspired by my poker playing friends (not my golfing exploits). Thanks for listening!
I’m finally back home for a day. It’s been several weeks since I’ve had a “day off”. Of course that means my day off is not playing golf at Reem’s Creek, it’s playing catch up recording songs for my 365 songs blog. I’ve still been writing every day, I just haven’t been able to record for three days.
I did some cool things though, aside from the daily work, I saw Phish in Raleigh which was awesome, then I played a show in Sylva last night at their downtown amphi-theatre. We played the best we’ve played with the new line up. It was a blast.
My band is playing in Pinehurst tonight at a wedding rehearsal, so I thought it was only appropriate to write a Pinehurst themed golf song. The last few years I’ve had the pleasure of going to Pinehurst a few times a year to perform or to play in golf tournaments. The Carolina Golf Hall of Fame is there as well and I’m hoping my friend Howard Ward, a wonderful writer who has carried the golf voice of Pinehurst will get the nod this year.
“The Golf God and Pinehurst” is about how if there is a golf god, he’s living in Pinehurst.
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!
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!
A typical Sunday in that there’s a ton of great sporting events on TV and a ton of stuff to do. Rory McIlroy my favorite golfer put on the greatest golf exibition in history today in Charlotte, that was pretty cool.
I’ve been writing songs every day but haven’t been able to finish the recordings this weekend. They should all be up by Monday night.
Today’s song is “Light Peeking Through the Clouds”, I’ve been writing songs with a little more vivid in their wordplay lately. I kind of continued on that trend today.
It’s Masters weekend again!! Probably one of my top three sporting events behind the NBA Finals and the British Open.
Of course this is Tiger’s big week back and that’s all anybody can talk about. I’m glad he’s back. He obviously looks like he’s ready to kick some butt. I’m not going to get into all of his stuff but it’s also good for people to remember that he’s not the only one out there doing what he did. It would be cool to see him win but the Masters is great because it’s a good story, no matter who wins.
If Tom Watson would pull this one out. That would be the greatest sports moment ever.
Anyway “Tiger’s Back” is kind of a synopsis of the first day’s events at the tournament and about how Tiger’s gonna be gunning for the win.
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.