This disc is the companion bonus CD to Least Significant Failures (LSF). Culled from the same sessions, it, too represents an acoustic reworking of longstanding FlipNasty/UFO Catcher/Cody Weathers songs. When the dust had settled from recording LSF, Checkmate executives decided that 3.5 hours of Cody music was probably way too glorious for general release. Explains Chief Legal Counsel Sydney Snotpockets, "There are significant liability issues associated with releasing that amount of pure joy into the marketplace. The risk of engendering a class-action lawsuit in the vein of Meyer vs. Heroin-Freshener(tm) was simply to great to justify putting all these songs together. Although the debate was heated, and there are certainly still factions within the company that may wonder, 'what if....,' ultimately, I was able to convince management to take a more conservative legal position and re-mix the album into a double-disc."
But sentiment was nonetheless very strong on the other side of the fence that the faithful fans of Cody's songs deserved the entire album. Says Weathers, "I'm no lawyer, but it seems like in the Heroin-Freshener(tm) case that Sydney kept harping on is really about people who can't handle their heroin. Difference between me and Sydney? I think my fans can handle their heroin."
"When they told me that despite my faith in the collective jones of my fans, I would still have to cut 70 minutes from the triple disc, I had a hard time figuring out how to approach it. I mean, we had put so much time into the selection process, and felt like there were really good candidates that didn't even make it onto the final list --And You Say or Raggedy Man, for instance. So to then flip it around, when you're feeling tempted to record even more and instead have to cut the list by a third was really difficult. Normally, you make an argument based on song quality, but I couldn't really rank a third of the songs as substantially different in quality from the remainder of the album. The only selection method that made sense to me was to pick the songs that I play less frequently live, which actually gives this disc a pretty nice balance. You get some songs that are awfully hard to play, like Hero or Daughter of Our Enemy, then others that just aren't my own personal favorites like Always, revivals like Separate Ways, brand new stuff like She's The One, songs that give me trouble and songs that were written during periods where I didn't gig much. I think people are really going to like it --especially the people closest to me."
Daughter Cara's initial review: "This *Dada* song. (pause) Hi-ho song *different* CD. (pause) Play hi-ho song again, please?"