I’ve been reliving a lot of old memories from my last stint in Georgia (’98-’04) since I’ve been back down there. I spent my 20’s in Athens learning to run a business and learning to survive with a touring band (or almost survive). One thing hasn’t changed. I’ve still got a lot of really good friends there and they’ve been helping me out this time around in a big way. Cheers to them! This song is about those old days.
Okay, I’ll make this final part of my emotional song saga for the week. Cleaning up the crash. I’m starting to ease in to my life transition a little better now. Good friends definitely make it easier. I wrote the first line to this song way back in Feb. or March when this truck collided with the Simply Green recycling truck when I was standing there sorting on the curb. It missed me by about four inches and was two inches from decapitating the guy that was driving.
This is also an appropriate song for being in Atlanta and the insane traffic. I was in an accident the first day I was here riding with someone else.
Our first day with a decent temperature in a while was quite a treat. My college buddy Rob from Chicago just got to town and my other college buddy and Morganton friend Plemplum came to town for the afternoon reunion. We played an awesome 9 holes at Asheville Municipal Golf Course and then had some sushi with a few more good friends.
Then I retired to the studio around 10pm to write and record this song while my friends walked to Chili’s to watch the end of the Carolina game (debacle).
They got home just in time to add some color to the background of tonight’s song. They definitely had a great time doing it and it shows.
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.