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The Cody Blog: Cody Jams On Friday (April 1, 2005)

Friday, April 01, 2005

Cody Jams On Friday (April 1, 2005)

This week's Cody Jams are all easy listening tunes.

All the Right Reasons (The Jayhawks) - I love the melodies from the Jayhawks. We tried hard to emulate them in the band I was in during college. (I can’t sing for shit though, so I just strummed the guitar while the others harmonized.)

Nothing Lasts (Matthew Sweet) - Great guitar in a nice and mellow jam.

The 59th Street Bridge Song, Feeling Groovy (Simon & Garfunkel) - One of the greatest songs ever. Can’t listen to it and not feel groovy. I saw S&G in concert from the owner’s box at the Meadowlands last year (another incredible hook up). What a joy.

Lightning Crashes (Live) - One of my best friends who is now about to become a traumatic plastic surgeon used to strum this song at parties. He’d get to the “her placenta falls to the floor” part and then sing for the rest of the song “I said ‘placenta’, ‘placenta’ in a ballad.”

Cherry Blossom Girl (Air) - Good stuff from the 21st century.

Powderfinger (Cowboy Junkies) - Great cover of the Neil Young classic. Man, that woman in the Cowboy Junkies sure can sing.

Suicide Is Painless (The MASH) - Though the endless repeats of the sitcom MASH have all but killed the beauty that can be found in this song by bashing it into our heads – this is one beautiful song.

Still (Commodores) - Lionel Richie sure is talented. No comment on Nicole Richie.

I Can’t Make You Love Me (Bonnie Raitt)
- Bonnie going mainstream in style.

Come Pick Me Up (Ryan Adams) - Rumor has it that Ryan lives in my apartment building. I don’t know what he looks like, so I have no idea. But when I jam out on my Les Paul with the Fender amp blasting, I can't deny that I haven't fantasized that he can hear it and that someday he’s gonna show up at my door and ask if he can put one of my songs on his next album. LOL. Regardless, he plays some great music.

If You Could Read My Mind (Gordon Lightfoot) - Another
cage-cleaning classic.

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Blogger Barry Ritholtz said...

I hate that Gordon Lightfood song!

4/04/2005 11:08:00 AM  
Anonymous SG said...

I'm surprised that you have no Bread songs on the list!!

5/17/2005 12:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I'm a broker at Merrill Lynch in Memphis.

Nce to find another Ryan Adams fan among our age group. He is quite a young talent that you don't hear about.

Sam Carson

5/17/2005 01:57:00 PM  
Blogger Cody Willard said...

Bread...i do like 'em. and Rock on, Sam. Turns out that Ryan did live in my building but moved out a couple months ago. And, no, he never asked for rights to any of my originals!

5/17/2005 05:14:00 PM  

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