Once again the Einstein biography I’m listening to inspired another song. It’s 18 discs long, so I’ve been listening to it for quite a while. Einstein was a great man. Not only for science, he was indispensible in his pursuit of equality for all races and nations.
Anyway, as he argued with his colleagues, the hypothesis that time didn’t actually exist came up. I guess that’s what helped this song to pop out. Thanks for listening!
Ah the joys of taking on a project like this. I’m still a song behind and to avoid going two down, I stayed up late writing and recording a song last night. Then I got up early this morning to write and record one before I leave Asheville to work for a few days in a row out of town.
Luckily I seem to be just as creative at 7am as I am at 7pm. Actually maybe more so, although I’m not as energetic as you can imagine.
Now I’ve got to decide, do I start another song to get ahead tomorrow or do I try to get a last minute appointment with my chiropractor.
It’s been fifty days since I started my song a day project!! What a learning experience and an experiment in commitment I’ve endured. There’s definitely been some moments of excitement and of frustration but for the most part I’ve maintained a sense of joy doing it.
This last week has been a struggle but I’ll get back in the swing of things soon I’m sure. I’ve got a gig tonight with my band so that should get the juices flowing.
Fittingly this song is about how I was just complaining that I never had enough time to get all the things done that I want done. I really need about 22 hours in the studio a day to get all my various projects done. Adair was telling me I need to quit worrying about the time and start celebrating what I get done.
What do you do when a complete stranger falls down right in front of you and you want to laugh but you also don’t want to hurt their feelings. Or someone does or says something really embarrassing that they wish they could take back because it made everybody laugh.
That’s what “Kind of Funny, But Not Really” is about. What do you do when you’re really embarrassed except laugh along with everybody. Otherwise you’re just going to be pissed and then nothing will make you feel better.
America’s Funniest Home Videos created a monster I guess.
Once again a majorly chilly day recycling house to house, this winter is one to remember. I enjoy the cold for the most part and have not complained about it because that would make me feel colder in the long run.
Anyway, today’s song is about the aura that some people project. Certain people have a glow around them when they enter a room. Whether this a psychic connection or just them projecting more energy than others is to be argued.
That’s the just of “A discernible Glow”. I think I ripped a riff off of another song of mine, I guess I’m plagiarizing myself.
Valentine’s Day, holiday or not? Daytona 500, definite holiday for millions of people (especially in the South).
Every so often they both fall on the same way and it brings lovers closer together or really pisses one of them off. I’m lucky enough to have an average interest in Nascar. I typically watch the last ten laps of a race and passively pull for Tony Stewart and Dale Jr. Although the banter from DW and the commentators is usually pretty funny throughout the race.
And Valentine’s Day is always a good reason to go out and have fun with my wife.
Anyway, “Nascar and Valentine’s Day” is a song about a husband who wants to celebrate a romantic Valentine’s Day but his wife is too tied up with the Daytona 500 because Little E (Dale Jr.) is on the pole.
He pulls a twist at the end of the song and makes up for it.
It’s snowing at least six inches again. This has been a snowy winter to remember which is probably why the snow has inspired several songs in my song a day endeavor. That is most assuredly because it looks so majestic falling outside my studio window as I begin to write.
Although I’m in the small town environment of Asheville “Walking Around the City Tonight” is more about being in the big city during the snow storm, during the quiet of the night.
Do you have that friend that remember’s every thing that you have ever done. Well I have a few and I’m really grateful for them. They’re always recounting tales of the olden days that I don’t have any recollection of whatsoever.
As soon as they bring it up it all comes flooding back in and I try to make note of it for future reference (which typically proves to be futile).
That’s the basis of “Always Remember to Always Remember”. This is dedicated to John Crowe, Rob Sankey and all my other friends that remember every day of their life. Cheers to you.
Windy again and once again the curbside recycler’s nightmare. I was chasing papers all over the street in front of the Waldensian Bakery in Valdese today. But you do what you have to do, the business is slowly growing and that’s always great to see. Check out SimplyGreenRecycling.com if you haven’t already.
Today’s song is one of my uplifting motivational type songs. My wife and I have a lot of irons in the fire and we’ve been both waiting to get over that next hump for quite a while. But we both now realize that we also have to enjoy where we are.
That’s kind of what “Something’s on the way” is about.
Ah the wind, the recycler’s nightmare. I’m glad I got done with my route before the so called ‘blizzard’ set in. Currently, it is snowing but the wind is breaking it up to a flurry.
Anyway, I bet you guessed correctly that the weather is what inspired today’s song. Actually something Roland Dierauf was saying on WNCW is probably what got it going on.
Anyway, I abided by my usual format of writing the first thing that comes to mind and this is what popped out. It’s pretty silly (which seems to be a trend). I channeled my inner Kool & the Gang for the chorus.
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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.