I saw Iron Maiden last night in Chicago. They are still pretty awesome. Bruce, Steve and even Dave Murray’s energy is still the same after all these years. Actually, their stage show is better than ever (thanks to an over enthusiastic Jannik Gers) and their stage set with the ever changing Eddie back drops was pretty cool too. Derek Riggs is out doing himself.
My brother and I went and we were transported back to 1987 all over again. I spent a few days in northern Illinois enjoying the cornfield, windmill, soy bean scenery. It is really beautiful up there. Today’s song takes me back to long forgotten summers and doesn’t have anything to do with Iron Maiden unfortunately.
I must be ready for a vacation. I’ve been thinking about it a lot lately. I am going to a few places this summer but they’re a ways off. Today’s song is about getting out of town and names a few of my favorite places to go, Chicago, Vegas and San Diego. I’ll be going to Chicago next month actually, to play golf and see Iron Maiden in concert. Hopefully I’ll go up and see Phish again in August at Alpine Valley. Now it seems that I’m dreaming up new vacations when I haven’t actually gone on any of the ones I have planned yet.
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.