I had a good time recording some friends of mine today. Wicked Addiction, a heavy metal band out of Hickory also features my bass player Chris Singleton on drums. He rocks it too. It was fun wearing my engineer hat again for the weekend.
Somehow I managed to get up early and write this one. I just got a new analog synthesizer for Chris Cates & the Master Plan live performances and I got to use it on this. I’m now going to be doing synth solos live along with the harmonica and guitar solos. For you techies, I got a Akai MINIAK and I’m liking it so far.
“Six Second Delay” is my Coldplay inspired song for the month. It’s got surreal imagery about the vagueness of life.
Playing catch up with the songs again. Time limitations from my gig yesterday (and golf outings I must admit) have put me behind. However, I did get to take my house guest (Rob from Chicago) to play at Mimosa Hills which is his and my favorite course in the area.
Tomorrow will be my big workday to catch up and to record drums for the new Chris Cates & the Master Plan album with Jason Peeler.
“Walking in Molasses” is another heavy metal jammer. It seems to be what was in my head this morning after a raucous jamfest last night at Bourbon Street in Hickory. The words are about getting (or not getting) stuck in a rut. I’m trying to go out more this year and not let work make me tired and homebodylike.
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.