A welcome day of rest after a killer recycling week. Luckily studio work doesn’t take a huge amount of physical energy. My new mower is already on the fritz, so I don’t have the tremendous urge to mow with “Mow Mow Mow the Grass” (my song from April 11th) playing my head constantly.
“What a beautiful Feeling” turned out to sound a little motown-y. I’ve been writing on the piano this week, it seems to be where the songs are popping out of.
I saw a ‘Git R Done’ sticker on a truck today and totally related to it. I left Asheville at 6am and got home at 8:30pm, but I got r done. I hit a hundred and nine houses with the recycling truck in Morganton and then hit a bunch of businesses to get a jump start on tomorrow. Amazingly I’m still feeling pretty good here near the midnight hour. But of course I better feel good, because I have to get “It is What it Isn’t”, today’s song up. Thanks for listening!
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.
I started to go rent an aerator and buy fertilizer to get my yard going the right way this year. But I got some sage advice from a lawn guy who made me realize that that would mean much more mowing and maintenance. Don’t get me wrong, I actually love yard work and my back yard is a 16 hole chipping course complete with elevated greens, fairways and rough. I’m pleased to say that I do everything gas-free once again. No gas will be consumed in the mowing of my yard this year.
Anyway, I guess that’s where “Mow Mow Mow the Grass” came from. I actually wrote the catch phrase on the recycling route the other day while I was watching people mow yards all day.
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.