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10 Punks - 10 Questions - Cody "Halfstack" Blakely

Welcome to the BRD Original Series - 10 Punks - 10 Questions!

Things have been sleepy in Brutal Land lately but don't even consider fretting because those days are over. We are pleased to present a brand new series that will hopefully bring a small amount of joy to your lives for at least the 10 days and beyond. Resident drunk/brute, Josh Hauta, has harassed 10 of his pals in the music scene with 10 questions and this is the glorious result. So hop into your coziest of PJ pants, grab a Radler, and prepare to be entertained!


Let's head back up the Elizabeth Windsor Highway again and say hello to my little friend - Cody "Halfstack" Blakely. You may have seen him power chording like a mahfah in such bands as The Nielsons and Unban Jace or perhaps he captured your sound waves at Half Stack Studios? You may have also seen him petting a nice dog as he is an unabashed lover of our canine pals. (This is probably what he'd be most proud of honestly.) However you may know this fine gent, pull up a stump and hear what this Hinton hunk has to say. (He actually lives in Edmonton now but you can't take the Hinton out of the Halfstack!)

BRUTAL REALITY DIGEST: Identify yourself, your band, and your weapon of choice.

HALFSTACK: My name is Cody Blakely. I play in the Nielsens and Unban Jace, but I mostly play the role of recording engineer for the past few years. I play guitar and a bunch of other instruments at a 3rd grade level. 

BRD: What is your favourite part of the city/town you live in?

HS: Lots of great coffee and the restaurants tight.

BRD: What is the worst part about the city/town you live in?

HS: Tough one. I like Edmonton. Red Deer is just down the road so that's a bit troublesome. 

BRD: What is your favourite line from the Star Wars saga? 

HS: General Kenobi/ Now this is pod racing!

BRD: What is the coolest show your band has played?

HS: Sold out show with Less Than Jake.

BRD: What is the shittiest or most hilarious show your band has played?

HS: I had a great time at this show so I wouldn't say it was shitty but in Nelson a few years back 3 golden retrievers randomly ran on stage. It was the greatest moment of my life.

BRD: Who do you think is the most underrated band out there?

HS: Impossible to say but I am obsessed with Banner Pilot, No Problem, Gorilla Angreb, Ravegers, The Lewd, and this band from Ontario called Whoop-zso right now. There are more I am sure. 

BRD: What's your "safety net" stage banter?

HS: Thanks for coming out these are our last 7 songs.

BRD: If you could be any Pokemon, which one would you be?

HS: Snorlax! 

BRD: If your band could tour with any living or dead band in history, who would it be?

HS: Descendents or Propagandhi. 


"Follow me all the way home" - Cinder Block

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