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.
We all wish we were a super hero at some point or another in life. At least I hope so or my Dorkometer may have just gone up a bit. Dorkometry aside, at one point in my adolescence I was a master collector of comic books. My writing actually began solely because of Frank Miller’s ‘The Dark Knight Returns’. I remember the first serious thing I wrote one afternoon at the World of Clothing parking lot in the back of the ’79 Malibu which I later inherited, and put bull-horns on.
Anyway, “Super Hero Theme” raises the concept of a guy that thinks he’s a super hero chiefly because he has a Super Hero Theme. Whatever works I guess.
I can’t believe this is what came out today after an intense work day and the two hour commute. I even thought I was getting the flu this afternoon and by the time I sat down in front of the computer to start the song for the day I was not feeling real energetic.
I resisted the urge to go lay down which may have been for the night and grabbed the bass and started the song. I still don’t have my amp so I’m having to do things a little differently, luckily I like different. Now I’m feeling better but I am definitely ready for bed and was hoping to have come back out to the studio to finish the vocals way earlier.
I did manage to recruit Adair, PJ’s, Snuggie and all to come lend me some old school motown sounding backing vocals.
I’ve really been digging the dance stuff I’ve been doing so I continued that trend.
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.