It’s funny when I’m at home in Asheville or even going out up here, I eat ultra healthy. Everything organic, mostly salads, moderate meat and wheat. But when I’m on the recycling path working in Morganton, I basically eat fast food at least once a day. I try to limit myself to one burger a week but that usually turns into at least two. Not to mention all of the other $1 items there is these days. I’ve gotten so brainwashed into thinking everything should be a dollar that I get mad when lunch is more than $3.
The dollar menu is one of the greatest economic mutations of the down turn the last few years.
Anyway, that’s kind of what “Value Meal Sonata” is about and it’s zero calories!
As usual, after my work week recycling out town and staying away from home a few nights I’m catching up with my songs.
I surprised Adair with a pizza and salad from the grocery store tonight and guess what, that inspired this song.
I’d been watching the PGA tournament and the new kid Rickie Fowler was wearing these awesome Puma pants and that inspired the other half of the song. I love Puma Golf gear, so you’ll probably see me annoying people on the golf course with those same pants this year too.
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.