The third song from “My Old Soul” has the classic four on the floor kick drum beat that makes booty shaking a must. Add in some synths, guitars, strings and lyrics questioning life’s struggles and how to sift through them and you’ve got a jam.
“I’ll always be dreaming, if I’m breathing I’m dreaming and one won’t stop before the other”. Thanks for listening!
I did recycling in fast forward today so I could go to the doctor, something I hardly ever do. I’ve had an ailment for about three months so I figured it was about time to find out what the deal is. Result, inconclusive of course. I did get some medicine to take a stab at it but knowing me, I’ll just let nature take it’s natural course to heal it. Life would be hard if it wasn’t so strange. Thanks for listening!
One thing about life is that we’re perpetually in a constant state of motion. I feel like I’ve been going non-stop this entire year without slowing down. I guess that’s the way it goes and it’s obviously what I’m choosing for myself. This song a day thing only adds to the mix. Thanks for listening!!
I listen to a book on CD every day driving up and down the mountain from Asheville to Morganton and back. I was thinking today about all the biographies I’ve heard (at least 50). I retain the information so well when I first hear it but after time I start to forget all the intricate stories and details. That’s very sad to me, but yet at the same time, it makes it so I can go back and listen to the books again and enjoy it all over. Hello “The Life of Marco Polo”! That’s my favorite book that I’ve listened to that I’ve already forgotten.
This song is more about someone who goes through school and life who doesn’t quite figure it out until he gets a life education. Thanks for listening!
It’s that time of year again when my wife and I are questioning everything we’re doing and wondering if it’s time to move to a bigger market. For our respective careers, western NC is not exactly the best. We love it here for every other reason but is it holding us back?
Anyway, through the constant fears and speculation, I told my wife I’d write a song for her to feel better. and here it is. I haven’t written a motivational one in a while. I hope it inspires you.
I’m sure this song came from a bumper sticker I probably saw one day driving up the mountain. Am I who I wanted to be in life? Probably not. I should have finished graduate school or a million other things but I’m happy so does it matter. I’m still playing music that’s always been part of my big vision. I’m not making millions doing it yet but at least I’m still trying I guess.
April is already almost gone. This year is going quick. I can honestly say I’ve utilized every second of every day this year. That’s one cool thing about doing this song a day thing, I really get the best out of every second whether it be working, writing, hanging with Adair, recording, driving etc.
At this point I am feeling pretty level and good, that’s quite an accomplishment. That’s kind of what “Fine Line Between Life and Dreams” is about.
I’ve been accused a few times about not being able to make a decision.. Mostly when it comes to which restaurant to go to, but there have been several times in my life where I honestly couldn’t decide which way to go. and I usually chose the wrong way. That’s kind of what this song is about. You can get in the habit of making bad decisions. You really can. But the good news is, you can also get in the habit of making the right decisions. Thanks for listening!
“The more things change the more they stay the same”, they say. I don’t know if I agree with that exactly, I’ve changed a lot in my lifetime and even in the past month. Hopefully I’m changing into someone who makes a lot of birdie putts.
Aside from material stuff like that, I hope I’m changing as a person for the better. I do realize I’m generally a recluse but I manage to get out and talk to people pretty often.
I guess this was all inspired by “The Tao of Willie Nelson”, the book on CD I’m listening to right now. He’s got a sage like brand of wisdom that everybody can relate to. That’s where “The Winds of Change” came from.
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.