It’s time to release another kid’s song!! This one is very silly of course and features my whole family. Adair Cates is singing the chorus and my twin three year olds make a cameo as well. Chris Singleton is holding down the bass duties as usual and I’m playing everything else.
Adair reminded me of the Awesome cheerleading cheer one day and it became a song. I was a bit inspired by the old Faith No More song “Be Aggressive” which employs an old cheer as well.
A video will be forthcoming whenever I get around to filming it.
This is my first foray into making kids’ songs, as well as, my first song for charity and I can’t be more excited! “Egg Sandwich” is a song that’s had several versions since Jeramy Lamanno and I wrote and recorded it in my parents basement many years ago. However, the latest and greatest one, written specifically for kids is quite different to say the least.
The proceeds from the song will go to benefit charities that feed kids when they are in and out of school. A lot of kids don’t excel in education because they are properly nourished and don’t have the energy. So getting them some proper nutrition actually helps on several different levels.
I’m giving folks the chance to buy it at the normal $.99 price or with a larger donation that will go to the charity. The song is available on all platforms (iTunes etc.) and at https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/chriscates18 – This is the $.99 option and is at my trusted distributer CDBaby.
If you would like to contribute more towards charity email firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll set you up with a PayPal button.
The video features my twins, Joy and Coral, and a cast of characters that include Adair, Jeramy, Singleton, John Kell and more of my friends’ kids that texted me some video.Thanks for checking it all out and supporting a great cause!
My song that is very fitting for today. Hopefully wherever you are the kids are out of school and having fun in the snow. This tune is about that. And if you’re in Atlanta, I hope you are not stuck in the massive traffic jam.
Science research just found out that the human brain is not fully developed until men turn 25 and it’s a little sooner for women. So basically we are clinically insane until we’re about 25.
That’s why we do so many crazy things at an early age and eventually start becoming more sensible. And it’s also why we’ll do the craziest things and feel the craziest things when we’re young and in love.
That’s what “Crazy or Crazy in Love” ponders, ‘are you really crazy or is being in love what is making you do crazy things.’
This character in this song reminds me of a lot of folks in my teenage years. Not me of course. For some reason all guys have to go through a time period where tearing things up is cool. Getting away with it was always a plus.
That’s what “History of Deviant Behavior” is about. That kid you see walking down your block that you know doesn’t have the best intentions in mind. Maybe this song stems from the kid that threw a snowball at our house the other night and ran up the street.
The music has a little bit of a Curtis Mayfield vibe. 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.