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Lucky Umbrella

Today marks the beginning of several re-issues from my long musical history.   I can’t believe it’s been 10 years since I released ‘Getaway Plans’ on the eve of my departure from Athens, Georgia.   In celebration of it’s ten year anniversary, I have remastered and re-imagined the album, changing the song order and adding four new songs that were recorded during the same era.

The album features the fantastic Parakeet Nelson touring band of 2001 – 2004 featuring John Wayne Tuggle, Dwayne Wallace, Dave Brockway and John Kell with special guest Andrej Kurti tearing it up on violin on several songs.   The infamous Mike Lowdermilk also makes an appearance on a few of the new added songs.

Umbrella is one of my most enduring songs about turning things around, staying positive and being there for each other.  I have sung it at many charity and spiritual events, not to mention many bars too for that matter.  Ha!  Thanks for listening!

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Easy Breezy

It’s such a nice sunny breezy day in the ATL today I thought I should post a song especially for the occasion.

“It’s as easy as you want to make it.”  Words I need to do a better job at living by.  This song is in the style of The Sea and Cake, one of my all time favorite bands.  Thanks for listening!

lyrics

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What a Beautiful Feeling (song of the day #2)

I’ll post another song for today since I haven’t been around to post many this week.   This is my song of the day from last year on May 7th.  I should have renamed it “What a Beautiful Feeling because it’s Pay Day!”.   Thanks for listening!

 

lyrics

Feb 22 “No Such Thing as Luck”

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.

Read the lyrics @ chriscates.com/feb22.html