What a great day to be a sports fan. Lots of great NFL games, the PGA Playoffs and USA Basketball is playing Turkey in the World Basketball Championships. Durant vs. Turgolu. Also a good day to catch up my recording and mixing. I’m hoping to have Vol. 3 of the 365 greatest hits sent off tomorrow. I’ve really gotten behind on those.
Anyway, I asked Adair for a topic this morning as I was walking out to the studio and this is what popped out of that. I hope you’re having a great Sunday. Thanks for listening!
Day three and I’m already seeing how hard this is going to be from a time standpoint.
Because I’ve been off from recycling and haven’t had gigs this weekend I’ve had more time than usual. So the last two days I’ve spent about 3 hours each day making the songs and giving them a little extra production.
Today I tried to limit myself to an hour but ended up taking an hour and a half. Writing the song, then recording the guitar, keys, drums, bass, synth, lead guitar and six vocal parts takes a minute as you can imagine.
I’m trying to go with ‘first thought best thought’ in the writing process, so whatever the first subject I think about will be the theme of the song.
Today’s song “Sunday Afternoon Blues” is inspired by my dread of the 16 degree temperatures I’ll be working in tomorrow morning and my desire to have fun today. Now that I’m done with this song and all of the studio work I did on my other projects this morning, I’m hoping to talk Adair into going bowling. Wish me luck!
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.