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The City Tonight

Today’s song is about the snow silencing the city and walking around falling in love while taking in the stillness of it all.  Written in Asheville but it is perfect for Atlanta.  Because when it snows here, everything shuts down (unlike NC).

I’m especially proud of my drum part on this one.  I’m not considered a “drummer” anymore (since 9th grade), so I’ll take any bright spots I can get.     Thanks for listening!

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Heavy Weather

I’m stuck in a hotel in Americus, Georgia tonight because of the weather and I hear the interstates are locked down in the ATL.  I can only imagine what it’s like in my native NC Mountains.  Here’s a funky song to get through the heavy weather tonight.  “If you got dog’s you better put them in a shed”.

 

Boogie in the Mountains. January 10th

The snow followed me to the ATL.  We’ve got about 4 inches here today!  This week is also the start of the Mid Winter Boogie for the shaggers in Myrtle Beach wich made me think of today’s song.  “Boogie in the Mountains” is about shaggers dancing even though there’s snow on the ground.  Kind of appropriate for today, right?

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If Passion Didn’t Invite Us. December 26th

I hope everyone had a nice white Christmas.  We’ve gotten a foot of snow in Asheville and it’s still snowing.  I guess it’s only fitting, we started 2010 with lots of snow and I guess we’re going out like that.  Today’s song is a jazzy number.  Thanks for listening!

March 28 “That Old Grey Hawk”

I’m officially letting go of winter with this song.  No more snow references or the wind or the temperature.   It’s been a good winter to write about however.    Hopefully that doesn’t mean it’s gonna be a summer to write about (weather related that is).

Anyway, I heard most of the ‘Sweet Baby James’ album by JT today recycling and that’s definitely what inspired this song style.  I added the accordion to give it that french cafe  ambiance that I’ve been longing for.

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March 21 “Working on Working it Out”

Back on the grind.   5:30am came a little early this morning.  I’m the type that can’t make myself go to bed early, so calling it a night at 10:30pm is really a huge undertaking for me.

Especially when I have countless things to do in the studio and a work week looming that’s basically keeping me away from home until Saturday.   That’s my sob story for the night.

It snowed in Asheville today for a few hours and I laughed at Spring which is supposed to be around the corner.  Then I went and bought a new cordless mower.   I guess Spring is around the corner.

“Working on Working it Out” came from something I said in a conversation with Chris Singleton today.  It features my new keyboard once again.

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March 2nd “The Sky for Sale”

Ah the beautiful snow again.  Today it poured snow but the roads never really got that bad.

I basically stayed wet recycling but had a pretty good time doing it.  Singleton and I also got in a much needed practice.  We’re trying to pull off our new album live a little better.   It seemed a little easier when we first recorded it.

“The Sky for Sale” is about our wonderful American consumerism.  I’m shopping for several things right now, so I guess I have shopping on my mind.

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March 1st “Spring in Asheville”

March is rolling in and like clockwork we’ve got another winter weather advisory.   I think I’ve mentioned that I’ve canceled four gigs already this year because of weather and it’s starting to get old.

Not to mention driving a ten thousand pound truck in the snow and ice.  Actually that’s kind of fun.

“Spring in Asheville” is kind of recognizing a few good and bad things in the world today while wishing for spring at the same time.  I really don’t hate  the cold as much as I make it out in this song.   I actually don’t mind it much.

Read the lyrics @ chriscates.com/march1.html