This song started out funny. I was singing ‘he is a machine’ when I was writing the music. I think it was inspired by whatever game was blaring in the background. But I was also using it as a metaphor for the roll I was on that day writing songs. Or I could have also been subliminally thinking about Drazen Petrovik, a great basketball player who I got to see play once. Anyway, thanks for listening!
I round out my third month of songwriting with another song that has origins from my past. It’s getting to be that time of year to drive up in the mountains and see the spring colors. I’m actually driving up to Blowing Rock to play a show in a few days and am looking forward to that old drive again.
Actually the drive up 181 is what inspired this song. Parts of it are from an old song of mine from 1993 that I never really did anything with. I started thinking about it again a while back when we were contemplating a ‘Blue Ridge Parkway’ album to commemorate it’s 75th anniversary.
Thanks for listening!!! Click Below to hear “Home Again”
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.