As I mentioned in my last blog. I’m trying out a new keyboard for my live shows and I’ll admit my dream is to move to Vegas and perform house music. I love Kraftwerk and stuff like that. That’s probably where this jam came from.
This is half me and half MINIAK the keyboard I’m playing. I overdubbed a few more parts on the initial improvisational track. So for all of you up tempo house music fans this is for you. It gets your blood flowing.
Thanks for listening!! Click the play icon below to hear “Back Roads Directions to the Rave”
Funny day today. After getting up and writing and recording a song then driving to Morganton, we ran into some truck issues. We did the whole route in a rented truck which really wasn’t too bad. We then had Dad’s birthday dinner then I drove back up to Asheville to spend about nine hours before doing it all over again (with a gig added to tomorrow night). I’m not complaining, I’m actually kind of pumped up about it.
Luckily tonight when I got to the studio, I had already started this beat and could rap it up fairly quickly. This is a good old fashion feel good techno instrumental. I love writing stuff like this!
Click the play icon below to hear “The Best News You Ever Heard”
This song stems from hourly listens to NPR all day.
I started a different song but this insane ‘avant gangsta garde’ piece just popped out. I guess working in the cold will pull that right out of ya.
I had just thought of ‘Financial Planning for Dogs’ after misreading a yahoo ad. Then shortly thereafter, Adair and I started talking about giving dogs loans. Hilarious interjection ensued as you can imagine.
That’s where the tag line “Don’t give that dog a bone, give that dog a loan” came from.
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.