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Cody Phipps

A member of the community since November 10th, 1999.
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  • Bio: Yo peeps. I'm Cody. I grew up on the rocky shoals of Maine. I've got friends from coast to coast. I enjoy music - performing, listening, writing, and learning it. I've been playing guitar along with other instruments for over 20 years. I like hangin' with friends, parties, rockin', & especially livin'!

    I've been teaching guitar lessons for over 10 years. I've been teaching music at public schools for 5. Obviously, I enjoy all aspects of music.

    I read a lot at times. Other periods include reading nothing for a long while. I believe like music, all things come in waves.

    I am planning on traveling on the road with the band to increase my visiting times with friends, and rock it for new fans all over the crazyplace (and make even more close friends!). Well, that's it for now...

    People who visit this site a lot may already know I have a lot of music influences; For now here's a few bands I am listening to off & on:

    Dylan/The Band
    Pink Floyd
    Great White (yeah, ok, I said Great White)
    Mother Love Bone
    Monster Magnet

    (Here's the old stuff)

    Guitars came first. Guitars come last.
    OK, so music came first. I'll give you that.
    Probably the first musical instrument was the drum.
    So I guess that the drum may have come first.
    But for me, I learned the guitar and "fooled around" with a piano when I was really young. I kinda gave up the piano as soon as I learned a few songs and some basic chords on the guitar. It just had more of a pull with me. That sound. The feeling of playing it.

    Dad definitely had an effect on me from a very young age. Started teaching me the twang-box at 5 yrs. old. He taught me all the songs he knew, and I think of him and my mom every time I pick it up.

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  • I think this is a cool article. I wish things were stable in this industry. That would be nice. If it was as stable as the bread industry. Yes. But its not. We are stuck in an ongoing struggle where rockers are duking it out with suits. I hope to god the rockers win.

    -- on Digital War of Words: Now on CD on March 29th, 2002

  • Holy shit! Bert, Clint, and I are veritable theives! We are stealing potential sales from the publishing industry!

    -- on Library System Terrorizes Publishing Industry on May 12th, 2002

  • I don't know - this just seems crazy to me. A guy can't wear a shirt in a mall because 2 security guards say so?

    -- on New York: Lawyer Gives Peace a Chance on March 9th, 2003

  • where and when do you see these comments?

    -- on Courtney Love demands some cash on March 9th, 2003

  • Hey, would it really be that much of a drawback financially if everyone in the world knew and loved your songs? Just think how many people would go to your shows if this was the case... Lots!

    I bet you'd easily make the money you'd loose in property rights back overnight in concert performance rights...

    I think songs by the Beatles and Elvis and the like are already owned by everyone. They are in our heads and hearts. And that's what musicians want and strive for in the long run: to be remembered forever and to become a part of the culture...

    -- on Sony Nixes Rumors of Deal for Jacko Catalog on March 9th, 2003

  • Hey! I'm talking to you! Are you even here? Can you write or think about this? Someone respond!

    -- on Terrible evil in the whitehouse on March 12th, 2003

  • $17 per half hour, $30 per hour.
    "Housecalls" available, call for quote.

    -- on Cody's Guitar Lessons on May 8th, 2003

  • There could be hundreds of thousands of large mammals unknown to the "intelligent" human species. They could live under water in deep seas, in the dirt/rock, even under the ice. Who knows? How can we make such crazy distinctions and say "That could never happen!" The more I learn, the more I find out how little we know, if we know anything at all. The way I see it, I bet more critters have analyzed us than we've analyzed... We're not the smartest critters on this planet, we're just the cockiest!

    -- on Scientists ID new whale species on December 3rd, 2003

  • Since 9/11, the government's certainly been taking more than they've been giving. Where do we stand on a freedom meter today vs. where we were on 9/10? Are we better off? Or worse?

    -- on War Means Rights May Be Scaled Back on December 3rd, 2003

  • I missed it, did anyone else miss it? I think I was working in the palatial USM library, where we keep the President's weekly letters, which include his speeches and press conferences and such, so I was able to skim a bit to try and come up with the gist of this all important speech...

    -- on President's speech on December 3rd, 2003

  • OK, I get 43 reads, and not one person wants to make a single comment on something this interesting and potentially profound? 43 people read it, and not a single one responds? Come on people tell me what you think!

    -- on Anything Into Oil on December 3rd, 2003

  • This was written up in our own portland press herald later on. I just want to say that you could be next. You could be paying the boys in suits big money for your little parade on the internet "stealing" their intangible property. How'd you like to owe someone millions?

    -- on RIAA to Sue Regular Folks Who Share Files on December 3rd, 2003

  • What a cool article. I like it. However, I've read many many like it over the years. The problem with people who write these is that they have a great opinion of what and how to get what you want and get it done, but either A. they have never done it themselves or B. they give you the most subtle and vaugue description of what to do possible.

    -- on The Music Industry on December 3rd, 2003

  • Any time you have someone trying to do a pale imitation of something someone who's still viable did and did better 25 years ago, you run into this sort of thing...

    -- on Metallica's righteous 'Anger' tops crumbling Bizkit on December 3rd, 2003

    Published: December 19, 2003, 10:40 AM PST
    By John Borland
    Staff Writer, CNET

    -- on Looking at the RIAA (back in '03) on June 16th, 2005

  • You know, I read this article in the paperback newstand version, and I thought, by God, these people are absolutely right! Let's impeach this guy!

    -- on THE PEOPLE V. RICHARD CHENEY on March 3rd, 2007