“The square root of Joy is love. Divided by two and it’s us. Geometrically in perfect touch. We fit together like a glove.”
This song used to be called “Geometrically in Perfect Touch” but I had to change the name in tribute to my one and only Joy Kincaid Cates. I do have a song called “Coral Cove” might I add, that can represent Coral.
This song was written when Adair and I were trying to figure out whether we should move out of Asheville to further our careers. “What will we be doing in August and September?”. Needless to say, we decided to move to Atlanta and everything else is history. It’s hard to believe it’s been almost six years!
This song is available on iTunes, spotify, amazon etc. is part of my “Life’s a Love Song album.
I was playing this on piano last night and thought it would be a good post for today since there seems to be an abundance of extra hate floating around these days. “All these times I go through life’s crazy changes, love is all I know, and I really hope that it’s contagious, and if you feed it, it will grow”. Thanks for listening!
This one has been my favorite song of mine for a few years now. I love the four on the floor bass drum and of the course major seventh chords that I have a proclivity for using. This happens to be one of my better drum performances too, I’m not a polished drummer these days so I’ll take any bright spots I can get.
The words are about change and looking ahead. I wrote this one when we were just starting to make a move. We were living in Asheville spinning our wheels and knew we had to make an upward move. Atlanta was not yet a sure thing, we were exploring all of our options (I of course wanted to move to Las Vegas which is not a practical family decision).
“What will we be doing in August and September, will we look back to this moment right now and remember”.
This song also has my favorite line I’ve written:
“The square root of Joy is Love, divided by two and it’s us, geometrically in perfect touch, we fit together like a glove”.
The song used to be called ‘Geometrically in Perfect Touch’ but since we had our twins and named one Joy, I had to change the name of the song to give her some props.
Friday is my fifth anniversary being married to my lovely wife Adair so I will continue posting some sweet love songs in celebration. It is amazing how fast time flies by and plays tricks on us. All the more reason for “our love to show the way”.
Today’s song is going WAY back to 1993. Jason Peeler was just starting to play drums and I was still recording with my Tascam cassette 8-track. This song has survived the years and we still actually play it live every now and then. Thanks for listening!
It’s kind of a dreary day today in Asheville. It even sleeted for a little while. I figured today was a good time to post ‘Misty Love Shine’ since it’s pretty misty and wintery. Every now and then I’ve got to write a song with all seventh chords. Thanks for listening!
It’s Sunday, so I’ll post a love song today. I did this music a long time ago and liked it so much I really wanted to put some effort into making the words good. So, I put it off until I felt like it; which turned out to be about eight months later. I’m continuing on my endearing love angle in the wake of my anniversary a few weeks ago. I used to write songs like this all the time before my tendency to make it funky (which happened in college after hearing Dr. Dre and Snoop). 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.