Golf Course Superintendents have a hard job. Not only do they have to keep the grass alive and looking good, they have to face down a board or committee and they have to constantly hear feedback about the slowness or fastness of the greens. Some years it doesn’t rain once and some it rains every day.
A few years ago I entertained the Carolina Superintendents association and wrote this song for them. I had my buddy, John Crowe, superintendent extraordinaire in mind when I wrote it. Since then, I polished it up a bit and recorded it for my new golf album.
This goes out to golf superintendents everywhere. I appreciate what you do!
Do you remember when the Hornets were in Charlotte and when they were good. Mugsey, LJ, Dell Curry and of course Vlade Divac. Vlade was the man. This is my tribute song to him that opens my ‘Getaway Plans’ album.
This song features the amazing Andrej Kurti on violin absolutely tearing it up!
I saw an article from Spain where they talk about this song ( and even translate it ). I recorded it on November 14th for this blog last year and have gotten an outpouring of support from Spanish basketball fans. I’m a big Rubio fan, but I also like Gasol, Navarro and a few more up and coming players from there.
Whats’ really cool is that now that it’s gotten this much attention, maybe Ricky Rubio himself has listened to it. If so, holla at me Ricky. I’d love to come to a FC Barcelona game!!!!!
I just had to do another NBA song. Pau Gasol has been killing it this year. The Laker’s new strategy is to let him be the high scorer most nights. Kobe gets to rest up until crunch time while Pau gets serious consideration for MVP. He’s definitely the best forward in the league now and Spain may give the U.S. a run in the London Olympics. They’ve got Navarro and Ricky Rubio too. Thanks for listening!
I had three different people suggest that I write a song about Brett Favre this weekend. I couldn’t resist considering Minnesota traded for Randy Moss (one of my favorites) and that Brett is accused of texting pictures of his genitalia. That’s good song fodder if I’ve ever heard it. I don’t really think he would go on myspace to contact somebody like they are accusing him. For some reason, Brett just doesn’t seem like the myspace type.
Anyway, this song is kind of making fun of the accusations and of the fact that Favre won’t hesitate to throw the ball at any time into any coverage. Despite the fact that he has Adrian Peterson, the second best running back in the world in the backfield. Thanks for listening!
If you turn on any news source this week, there is a constant ticker about where Lebron James is gonna end up next season. It would be intriguing to see him on another team but it would be a much cooler story if he stays in his home state and brings them a championship. The economy of Cleveland really depends on him and his image. I hope he stays and they bring Carlos Boozer and Brendon Haywood in. To me that’s the best scenario.
Anyway, I figured I’d jump on the news bandwagon and do a song about it. I started writing it hip hop but it turned more into Queen or something like that.
I’m one of the few people around these parts that is a huge NBA Basketball fan. I’ve always been one since I was a little kid. The playoffs this year were off the hook as they always are. At first I was pulling for Lebron and then I felt like the Celtics deserved it more because they are such a great team (and Paul Pierce is the man).
Then when they got to the finals, low and behold, I found myself rooting for the Lakers. Kobe is the best, that’s what it comes down to. I know people love to hate him, but he also sells more jerseys than anybody. Last night at the end of the game, you knew he was gonna find a way (or Derek Fisher) to win. Ron Artest, probably the real reason I was pulling for the Lakers was the hero and the best post game interview.
Anyway, you guess it. That’s where this cheesy dime store hip hop came from. Thanks for listening (even to silly songs like this one).
The other night I just happen out to the studio to work when I came across the final game of the NHL finals where Chicago won in overtime. I don’t watch hockey much or hardly at all and I don’t know why. Most likely because I grew up in North Carolina where it was not played. It’s a great sport though, maybe I’ll pay attention a little more next year.
Obviously, I wrote “Why Don’t I Watch More Hockey” watching Chicago take turns hoisting the Stanley Cup over their heads.
My band is playing in Pinehurst tonight at a wedding rehearsal, so I thought it was only appropriate to write a Pinehurst themed golf song. The last few years I’ve had the pleasure of going to Pinehurst a few times a year to perform or to play in golf tournaments. The Carolina Golf Hall of Fame is there as well and I’m hoping my friend Howard Ward, a wonderful writer who has carried the golf voice of Pinehurst will get the nod this year.
“The Golf God and Pinehurst” is about how if there is a golf god, he’s living in Pinehurst.
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.