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April 22 “Pushing Through the Fog”

I made it through another week recycling.  This week was a killer for some reason.  I started out tired and that seemed to be the trend all week.   I barely had the energy to write this one tonight.  Especially after eating some Papa’s and Beer take out.

Today’s song is once again letting go of old things that are dragging you down.

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April 16th “To the Center of the World”

My brother came up to work on my house today so we streamed the new Slayer album off of myspace.  It’s awesome!   They just keep getting better.    Anyway, I actually wrote this song while listening to Slayer, my brother hammering and during website project I was trying to finish.

It kind of just leaked between the cracks.   I haven’t done a metal-ish song lately, so I was definitely due.

Thanks for listening!

Jan 20th “A Place Between Awake”

Still playing catch up with the songs but I had a fantastic day in the studio with Chris Singleton finishing all of the bass lines for our “Follow the Feeling” album.

We’re really excited about it.  It’s a new sound for us, dance music/disco/synth/rock/party music.   It’s actually an album that’s mainstream, maybe a first for me.

Anyway, today’s song “A Place Between Awake” is about my returning home late at night from my music/work endeavors that keep me away from home and my comfy bed with my wife.

I guess that’s a recurring theme this month, “Sleeping Sweetly” was kind of about this a little a week or so ago.  But it was more about the cold weather than my sojourns.

Thanks for listening!!   Click the play icon below to hear  “A Place Between Awake”

Read the lyrics @ chriscates.com/jan20.html

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Jan. 7 “Bad Liver Good Liver”

I’m still running behind but I did write this yesterday.  I didn’t get around to recording it until this morning.  It took about an hour to record which  is still a little longer than I would like to take but my drums are getting a lot better already.

I’ve played and recorded drums five times this week which is five times more than I played them all last year.  This blog is definitely going to get my off instruments more tight.

“Good Liver” comes from something I misread on a medical flyer while recycling the other day.  It turned into a funny song with a tragic message about that friend of yours who loves to party.

I finally broke out the distortion pedal on this one.

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