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Playlist: Best of Cody & The Men Your Mama Warned You About Live
Portland's premiere scat-rock singer-songwriter connects with audiences and video cameras with astounding ease, grace, and fluidity. Come experience the magic that so few witness the first time around.
Cody Weathers & The Men Your Mama Warned You About play Ethos Live TV Show in Portland OR in 2011 with an alternate lineup of Steve Quintana on all guitars, Tim Krajcar on bass, and Cody Weathers on vocals & drum set. With special guest djembe from Erik Dillman on "Oui, Je Sais."
This "VIDEO video" version of Cody Weathers' song "Mad About You" features his diva daughters acting out the song's timeless juvenile message in a completely age-appropriate tale of unrequited stuffed animalism. This version of the song is the album version heard on Least Significant Failures, and the track itself is available as an mpFREE single
Cody Weathers & The Men Your Mama Warned You About turn an impromptu samba into a new version of "Something Out" with the help of special guest percussionist Erik Dillman. Recorded live at Elevated Coffee.
Scat-rock is your catnip. It's an itching spell, and once you get it, gotta scratch it. Meow! Cody & The Men Your Mama Warned You About deliver their trademark slinky feral acoustic caterwaul until you purr and rub the nearest table leg with the purest contented feline appreciation.
Cody Weathers & The Men Your Mama Warned You About open their set on the EthosLive Portland Music TV showcase with this staple of their catalog. Why does drummer Evan Whitacre seem so relaxed, you ask? Simple: he knows that when you fall in love with this song, you'll be able to download it free from CodyWeathers.com.
Cody Weathers & The Men Your Mama Warned You About close out their May 2011 EthosLive taping with a spontaneous guest apperance by their unofficial fifth member, Erik playing the ghost djembe on this grooving version of "Oui, Je Sais."
Cody Weathers & The Men Your Mama Warned You About perform this funky arrangement of the fan favorite with a blistering tongue-twister scat, unshakable groove, and a good long look at Cody's statuesque profile. Gr-r-r-r-owr! Recorded for EthosLive TV show in Portland, May 2010.
Cody Weathers & The Men Your Mama Warned You About play an alternate arrangement of "The Sound My Heart Makes" for a taping of EthosLive with Cody on drums and Steve supplying the new lick. Evan is the walrus, goo-goo-goo-joob.
UFO Catcher is the hard rock side project of singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Cody Weathers. "Perfect Love" is the lead single off of the album "Häårdvârk." The brilliant video features the creepy playing of some middle-aged weirdo plus an apparently awesome trip to one of the great sacred sites of Denver.
Cody dusts off his drumsticks and performs Flip Nasty style as the Men Your Mama Warned You About temporarily switch up the lineup for this taping of EthosLive from May 2011. "So Will I" is a long-time staple of the live show, and a perennial favorite of the group's core audience demographic segents of dogs and/or babies.
When Cody Weathers & The Men Your Mama Warned You About craft a funky new arrangement of "Coyote," the circus can do little else but dejectedly walk by without any pretense of showmanship because they know in their carnival bones that they just got served.
Cody Weathers & The Men Your Mama Warned You About stretch out this accelerated live version of the faithful 5/4 groover "I Am The Moon" with an extended free-time intro and a blistering bridge solo from lead guitarist Steve Quintana.
Cody Weathers & The Men Your Mama Warned You About are joined by special guest Erik Dillman on this special extended version of "Puppy" which seeks to answer one of life's great eternal questions: what happens if you put 3 drummers & a non-stop groove machine bassist on the payroll? Pure percussive awesome, that's what.
Cody Weathers and The Men Your Mama Warned You About put a funky new spin on this tune from Cody's UFO Catcher Haardvark album. Taped live May 2011 for the Ethos Live TV series, featuring an alternate lineup with Cody filling in on drums.
Dead Man's Blues
Cody Weathers & The Men Your Mama Warned You About deliver a tight, funky rendition of "Dead Man's Blues." Cody only writes from personal experience, folks.
Cody Weathers & The Men Your Mama Warned You About lock down this 7/8 burner origially from Cody's Sunhouse Branch "Cinema" album. Part of a song cycle based on the works of Werner Herzog, this song [DESCRIPTION REMOVED BY ARTISTIC SHADOW GROUPS]
Cody Weathers performs an early live rendition of "At First Sight." You can tell it's an early version not from the old-timey grainy sepia footage, but rather from Cody's adorable insistence that this performance is destined for some kind of official video tape.
Blue as the Moon
With Cody on drums, The Men Your Mama Warned You About stretch this melancholy jam in a smooth new direction during their May 2011 taping of Ethos Live.
Cody Weathers & Tim Krajcar switch from their normal instruments (bass & guitar, respectivly) for this atmospheric version of one of Cody's archival favorites.
Cody Weathers performs a solo acoustic version of this funky working-man's acquiescence at 9Muses Tavern in 2007.
Lost (EthosLive 2010)
And you thought the solar system decals were just for show! Cody Weathers & The Men Your Mama Warned You About send out a heartfelt scat power ballad to all of their fans who may or may not have lost a love to outer space.
Love Is Paper
In addition to the timeless wisdom which is this song's crystal-clear lyric, Cody Weathers & The Men Your Mama Warned You About also bestow upon you the unexpected bonus gift of an extended drum duet between Cody & Evan.
Cody Weathers & The Men Your Mama Warned You About remind you that Tim went to "College...college...college..." during this ska-scat rendition of their popular worldwide hit. Steve turns in another tasty solo and Cody holds down the slot for an out-of-town Evan.
All aboard (and be sure to get your notes in early!) --this train's about to leave the station! Cody Weathers & The Men Your Mama Warned You About are joined by special guest percussionist Erik Dillman on this rail-rockin' runaway version of "Scared"
Cody Weathers & The Men Your Mama Warned You About get under your skin and implant you with all their special goodness in this high-quality live TV performance from the Ethos Live soundstage in Portland, OR.