Feral Babies Marc Cody Self Portrait

POP QUIZ: FERAL BABIES bassist Marc Cody

FERAL BABIES
CONCEIVED: February, 2011
WHERE: Tampa, FL
BAND MATES: Sulynn Hago, Andy Stern, Justin Arnold
MUSICIAN NAME: Marc Cody

BRIEFING

I MOST ADMIRE: My Dad
THE SKY IS BLUE BECAUSE: It reflects off the ocean.  Didn’t you learn that in like 6th grade?
FAVORITE PLACE TO EAT: Subway
WHERE I ITCH THE MOST: Trigger finger
BEST PLACE TO BUY EQUIPMENT: Small shops
YOU PISS ME OFF BY: Play me some Christmas music
BEST WAY I PISS YOU OFF:  I’ll pee in your guitar.  Perhaps I will call you a “sissy”.
IF I RULED FOR A DAY I WOULD: Do it in the road.
WORST BAND IN HISTORY: That new Metallica/Lou Reed thing.
BEST BAND IN HISTORY: Ramones
PROUDEST MOMENT: When I played my first gig.
FAVORITE BAND: Ramones
BEST BAND LATELY: Star Fucking Hipsters
IF I COULD HANG WITH ANYONE *dead or alive* FOR A DAY: Charles Bukowski

SOME QUESTIONS TO PONDER

What do you think about music labels and the music industry in total?
I think that the internet has made music labels and record companies obsolete.  Musicians today can make their music available to the world completely on their own using the sorcery of the Web. This definitely hurts the music industry but it’s wonderful for artists everywhere.

What sacrifices have you made to be a musician?
I am not as smart as I probably should be.  I also had to abandon real ambition and wear shitty clothes.  The people around me often smell.

Where do you draw the inspiration for songs?
I think that everyday problems and life occurrences are the best inspirations for songs.  I wanted to write a song called “Japandemonium” but my singer, Justin, said “no”. I also love to read and think that it expands your capacity to be creative.

What are you doing today?
Trying to be witty for this interview.  Also, the basketball game is on.

What music projects are you currently working on?
Feral Babies takes up most of my time musically but I also do a metal project with my buddy, Louie, called the Jim Jones Jamboree.  It’s a thrash-heavy extravaganza.

Did you or do you have any groupies?
I don’t kiss and tell.

How important are politics in todays society?
I really like to keep my ear open to what is going on in politics but for the most part I feel that politicians just simply feed us what they think we want to hear in order to obtain or hold on to power.  Many of these people are dangerous idiots and they should stay away from children.

Do you think you will make a bigger impression on the world as a musician or doing something else? If something else, then what?
I would like to think that the music I have created with my friends throughout my time as a musician brings people happiness and they never tire of listening to it.

Who was your favorite bandmate?
My old band, Arm The Poor, had an inflatable whale named Frank The Asshole who hung around us for a bit. He was alright.

Ultimate band to open for?
Ramones

What was your favorite gig?
When Feral Babies got to play with Off!  That was amazing!

What made you want to be in a band?
Playing guitar by yourself gets boring.

Who do you aspire to be in 5 years?
Myself

What do you see in the future of punk rock?
Well there is absolutely no money in it.  You have to do it because you love it!  As long as there are kids who have a passion for good music and have a will to play it, punk will always be around.

Are you hungry right now?
I could go for a sandwich.  Are you buying?

CHOOSE ONE

BLACK FLAG or CIRCLE JERKS: Circle Jerks
DEAD BOYS or CRO MAGS: Dead Boys
MAD SIN or DOA: DOA
AGNOSTIC FRONT or THE GERMS: The Germs
THE CASUALTIES or PENNYWISE: The Casualties
ADOLESCENTS or NEW YORK DOLLS: New York Dolls
SUICIDAL TENDENCIES or THE DEAD MILKMEN: Dead Milkmen
FLOGGING MOLLY or THE ADICTS: Flogging Molly
FUGAZI or SUBHUMANS: Subhumans
MISFITS or THE CLASH: Misfits
BAD BRAINS or MINOR THREAT: Bad Brains
OPERATION IVY or DEAD KENNEDYS: Dead Kennedys

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