It’s that time of year again when my wife and I are questioning everything we’re doing and wondering if it’s time to move to a bigger market. For our respective careers, western NC is not exactly the best. We love it here for every other reason but is it holding us back?
Anyway, through the constant fears and speculation, I told my wife I’d write a song for her to feel better. and here it is. I haven’t written a motivational one in a while. I hope it inspires you.
We all tend to speculate about the future or about what might happen in certain situations. That’s fine with me, it’s just when you start to over-speculate or just repeat the same things over and over that I get annoyed.
I personally try not to speculate at all and just focus on the task at hand when the time comes. That helps me to remain more in the present moment instead of thinking about the future or the past all the time. I used to do that a lot and have found it unproductive.
That’s kind of what ‘Speculation’ is about. This is also the first song I’ve done with my new Tube Screamer, a pedal I’ve been meaning to buy for years. Now if I could just get my amp back from the shop I’d be set.
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.