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Egg Sandwich (Kid’s Charity Song)

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 will soon be available on all platforms (iTunes etc.) but currently is only available 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 chris@chriscates.com 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!

March 30 “Bad Reputation”

I was a crazy youth.   I did lots of super insane things but luckily I never got a legitimate bad reputation.  I always managed to stay out of trouble and or getting caught.

This song’s about a reputation preceding a new romance.    “Now you know my secret, I’m a bad bad man, but you’ve got to admit it, it’s the most fun you ever had”.

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March 10 “Crazy or Crazy in Love”

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.’

Thanks for listening!!

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Feb 6 “History of Deviant Behavior”

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!!

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