We recently started a feature here on TXRDR where we ask someone ten random questions, usually having nothing at all to do with music, and let you guys get a glimpse of a side of that artist that you may not usually see. This week we figured that with his first solo and acoustic album coming out, who better to ask than Cody Canada.
In case you somehow missed it Cody's Some Old, Some New, Maybe A Cover Or Two was released this past Tuesday. The album he had been asked to make for a deacde was finally here. With 19 songs in total, it could not be a more perfect compilation of Ragweed and The Departed songs, showcasing the best of his previous and current musical endeavors. The album has proven to be well worth the wait and captured the span of his career so far quite well.
What I love most about the album is the storytelling that seems to always accompany an acoustic show. Hearing how Jason Boland inspired "17," one of CCR's biggest hits through a simple conversation about a late night beer run. Or telling the stories behind the songs he wrote for his boys. Another truly great moment on this record was when he opened up about being nervous about what was to come after the CCR split. Moments like those give people a glimpse at where a song comes from and can sometimes make a song have an even bigger impact on you as a fan.
And now, couple together the storytelling from this new album and a few random ridculous questions and you may know a lot more about Cody Canada than you did yesterday. So with no rhyme or reason, here are ten random questions with Cody Canada.
1. cell phone auto correct, friend or foe?
Auto correct is pretty awesome late at night
2. What do you consider the nerdiest thing about yourself?
I'm a huge superhero fan. I know pretty much everything.
3. what was the last movie you watched?
Man of steel.
4. Do you believe in ghosts and/or alliens?
I believe in aliens because it's a huge universe and I find it impossible for us to be alone. Ghosts yes. I believe that this form is just the in between stage.
5. What is your favorite thing to do when not on the road?
I like to do pretty much anything the wife and kids wanna do. Video games, movies, music...
6. What do you call it? Soda, Coke or Pop?
7. We know you're a car guy, what is your dream car?
I have a 51 Hudson Commodore 6 that's modified. That's my dream car. I'm done with my search.
8. Reality tv or cartoons?
Cartoons hands down. Reality tv drives me insane. Over privileged people complaining about their weight and hair shouldn't be entertainment it should be punishment.
9. What one song do you wish you'd written?
Everything That Glitters by Dan Seals. I would be king of my family if I did.
10. lastly, what was the last album you bought?
Pearl Jam's Lightning Bolt.
So there you go. Ten absolutely random questions with Cody Canada. I want to thank him for taking time during his release week to answer our questions and I implore you people to pick up the new acoustic album Some Old, Some New, Maybe A Cover Or Two.
For more on Cody go here
Til next time...