**Warning** Huge guitar solo! Today’s tune is about how sometimes true love seems more like fate than luck.
“It’s possible, that I knew you in another life, we were like old friends and lovers at first sight”
This one was written and partially recorded in Asheville then completed at my studio in Atlanta and on a solar farm in Statesboro, Georgia.
The guitar solo is another exercise in simplicity and like Billy Talbot said about Neil Young’s lead guitar one time, it’s only “big notes”. I try to use space in a guitar solo as much as I play notes. I guess I’m getting old and don’t want to use acrobatics anymore (that takes too much practice).
What a week. I’m totally ready for summer to be over. Ten hour days in the heat have not agreed with me like they used to.. I’m ready to catch a break. That’s kind of what today’s song is about. Thanks for listening!
I don’t know about you but I am thoroughly enjoying this once thought impossible task of writing, recording and blogging about a song a day. Some days it’s sucks, I won’t lie. Today was not the ideal time for me to have to write and record a song after basically working or gigging 18 hours a day the last few days, but I still managed to enjoy myself making it happen.
The second this becomes a burden is when things go downhill. Luckily, I can’t wait to hear what I write next. That’s what usually keeps me going.
Today’s song “For No Good Reason” reflects on how some people sabotage themselves and never get what they want. I’ll admit I was a member of this category for a long time. It’s very important to be clear about what you want.
February seems to be a month where I’m contemplating existentialist views with my songs. Maybe it was the Buddha biography I listened to earlier in the month or maybe it’s just my neo-psychological chatter.
I do use songs as a forum for positivity even though I do play characters in songs that sometimes aren’t so pleasant. My main goal is to be positive however. Although I don’t like to limit myself when creating story situations in my songs. The message is usually positive even if all the words aren’t. I’m pretty tongue in cheek if you haven’t noticed yet.
Anyway, “No Such Thing as Luck” is a love song. It contemplates past life situations and how you sometimes seem to have known some people for several lifetimes. Especially when it comes to deep connected love affairs.
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.