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October 22nd “That’s Bad Ass”

It’s Friday, that means it’s time to post something funny and a little bit edgy to get the weekend kicked off just right.   I can’t think of anything more silly to post than today’s song. How many times have you heard somebody say ‘that’s bad ass’?   This song may have been subliminally inspired by ‘Jackass 3-D’ even though I haven’t seen it and probably won’t unless it comes on TV one day.   Anyway, it’s crackin’ me up.  I hope it does you too!

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May 17th “The Things We Do for Money”

Monday again and back on the recycling boat.  Of course I made the mistake of spending my whole weekend building my massive fence, so I’m starting the week sore; which is not a good thing.    Oh  well, at least today I managed to work, drive 130 miles, go to the library, return my mower and get a new one, practice for my golf tournament this weekend in Georgia, mow the grass (with my new cordless mower), write this song and the song for tomorrow (because I’ll be out of town) and hang out with my lovely wife and our pets (and watch the Lakers).

For some reason money is the subject for the second day in a row.   Honestly, it’s not something that’s on my mind right now for the first time in my life.  This must be how I’m exorcising those demons.

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May 1 “He’s Smokes ‘em If He’s got ‘em”

Today’s been one of those days where I don’t feel so hot.  It doesn’t happen too often.   I guess my immense fence building project is starting to get the best of me.  I’ve got about forty feet out of seven hundred put up.    If I get it done by August I’ll be doing well.

Today’s song is the first country sounding song that I’ve done in a while.   I used to write stuff like this all the time but this year I’ve tended to be  a little more indie rock.   Anyway, I hope you’re having a great weekend!

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April 3 “Look For Hidden Meanings”

What a beautiful weekend.   We got a new puppy this week and have enjoyed having him outside and walking down town in Asheville.

Our internet has been down, so I’m just getting back to posting again.  I’ve got a few songs lined up and ready to go however.

Today’s song “Look for Hidden Meanings” is just what came out when I sat down to write.  I’ve had  a super busy work schedule, so I’m really looking forward to next weekend to really relax and make some relaxed music.  Instead of frantically writing and recording.  Anyway, thanks for listening!!

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March 18 “Six Second Delay”

I had a good time recording some friends of mine today.   Wicked Addiction, a heavy metal band out of Hickory also features my bass player Chris Singleton on drums.   He rocks it too.   It was fun wearing my engineer hat again for the weekend.

Somehow I managed to get up early and write this one.   I just got a new analog synthesizer for Chris Cates & the Master Plan live performances and I got to use it on this.   I’m now going to be doing synth solos live along with the harmonica and guitar solos.   For you techies, I got a Akai  MINIAK and I’m liking it so far.

“Six Second Delay” is my Coldplay inspired song for the month.   It’s got surreal imagery about the vagueness of life.

Read the lyrics @ chriscates.com/march18.html