My first full day to do things in the studio for more than a week. I spent the morning recording a song in Garage Band for a contest for City Mac and 98.1 The River, a damn fine radio station I might add. Garage Band is an interesting program. I’ve still never seen a sampling program as good as the old ACID program for PC. That’s what I used to sample with way back in 1999.
Anyway, today’s tune is called “Clean Living with a Few Dirty Thoughts”, once again inspired by “The Tao of Willie” that I’m listening to.
“The more things change the more they stay the same”, they say. I don’t know if I agree with that exactly, I’ve changed a lot in my lifetime and even in the past month. Hopefully I’m changing into someone who makes a lot of birdie putts.
Aside from material stuff like that, I hope I’m changing as a person for the better. I do realize I’m generally a recluse but I manage to get out and talk to people pretty often.
I guess this was all inspired by “The Tao of Willie Nelson”, the book on CD I’m listening to right now. He’s got a sage like brand of wisdom that everybody can relate to. That’s where “The Winds of Change” 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.