I’ve had a lot of interesting experiences playing music over the years. It gets a little late and amped up dudes get a little tanked and start telling you anything. Mostly, their supreme connection to a guy they know that hangs with Jay Z’s god-daughter. I’ve heard it all and it’s all pretty funny. Sad but funny.
That might be what today’s song is about. Thanks for listening!
One summer in my teens, my friends and I lived in this old house out the country and had a blast. I had a studio set up with the same drums I’m still playing here today. I wrote tons of songs about the wonders we had around us and all of our shanigans. I always used to play this chorus back then but I never wrote a song to it. Until today. This transports me back to 1993. We were always waiting on Kelly to get back so we could go to the river.
It’s been nice getting back in the studio. I used to worry that I wouldn’t be able to write the songs. Tonight I realized that that thought never enters my mind now. I usually have several competing thoughts playing out to determine which direction I’m gonna go musically each day. I basically just try not to get in the way and amazingly whatever happens is usually what happens. (I smell a song in that last line).
My brother came up to work on my house today so we streamed the new Slayer album off of myspace. It’s awesome! They just keep getting better. Anyway, I actually wrote this song while listening to Slayer, my brother hammering and during website project I was trying to finish.
It kind of just leaked between the cracks. I haven’t done a metal-ish song lately, so I was definitely due.
Thanks for listening!
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.