Happy New Year! Let’s start the year of with a song about celebrating with friends and reflecting on the past year. 2015 was a good one for me musically and otherwise. I enjoyed my first year with Joy and Coral, my new twins, developed a bunch of solar, managed to release 5 albums and 5 singles and to have a little bit of fun along the way.
Thanks for another great year. Here’s another round for you.
I did it!!! 365 songs in 365 days. What a year. Over 14 1/2 hours of new music, a total of more than 25 days total of studio work all done while holding down a steady hard labor job with Simply Green Recycling. And then searching and finding a new job in Atlanta (not to mention commuting back and forth between Asheville and Morganton and then Atlanta and Asheville).
The funny thing is I honestly want to keep going. I feel like I’ve got thousands of songs left to write. That’s why I’m going to continue this blog, now called chriscates365.com. Except I’m going to post songs from my entire catalogue along with the occasional new song and songs that I’ve produced or collaborated with other artists. It has been a blast! Thank you to the more than 20,000 visitors that have dropped by to listen!! I truly appreciate it!
In 2010, starting today, Jan. 1st, I am going to write a song each day and post it here and write about the experience in this popular “blog” format which I am still weary of with my Gen X DNA.
My criteria will be
1. The song has to be around a minute long minimum
2. It has to be from good effort (I can’t phone it in, however, I can record it on my iPhone)
3.With lyrics is a plus but I can contribute instrumentals (I do love my Triton keyboard)
4. I can collaborate (making music is fun with other folks )
So here it goes. Today I decided to write a cheesy feel good anthem about getting things kick started for 2010. I’m very optimistic about this year and this song is a little pep talk.
WordPress is not making it easy to upgrade their services to play mp3’s, so I will have to redirect to my main website to play the song. In the future I hope to be displaying the mp3’s for people to upload free directly from this blog.
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.