It’s been an interesting week where I really haven’t had anything musically inspire me, but then DavidCookOfficial.com posted a new tune by the Cookster called “You and I” that he performed at the Morongo Casino in California over the weekend. While it’s not a studio version, the song definitely shows promise, even though his vocals sound a bit rough in a couple of spots. Sign of things to come? You decide…
David recently sat down with Entertainment Weekly and said that he expects his new album to come out mid-2010. Click through to check out the full interview, including him name-checking Max Martin and Ryan Tedder for wishlist collaborators.
– First off, if you haven’t already done so, head on over Olga Loves Yuri to check out the chat I had with my blogger brother this week regarding the passing of Michael Jackson. I think it came out pretty well, and if all goes as planned, we will do some type of dialogue like this every week. There is so much going on in the pop music world, but sometimes it just doesn’t call for a full post. And it’s a good excuse for me to give Yuri hell. Simple pleasures…
– At Yuri’s prompting, I have become a fan of Popdose, which really does a great job of capturing pop culture at its finest. Their tributes to Michael Jackson have been outstanding, but I have been caught up in the posted series by Tom Werman, who signed and produced groups like Cheap Trick, Ted Nugent, and Molly Hatchet. Me being a music industry junkie like I am, it is difficult to walk away from the computer when there’s another entry of his waiting to be read. Also, it’s a great antidote to read about a decent A&R guy after having read Kill Your Friends while I was in London.
– Review of the David Cook show coming later today or first thing tomorrow morning. I got some great pics and video, along with ringing ears. You would think by now I would remember that this happens, but I’m so giddy when I get to a show that I don’t even think about it.
– Not sure what posts will look like this week with the holiday coming up. I’ve got a four-day weekend ahead, and between school work and threats of being kidnapped (details later), posting may be a bit light. In the meantime, I have homework to do! (I sound 12 saying that…need to work on the delivery.)
– Let me leave you with a bit of Shayne Ward goodness. Not sure how I missed this, but after having been obsessed with the Cadbury eyebrows commercial, this just cracks me up. Happy Sunday!
I originally was just going to post this in the comments for Poster Girl, but with David’s show coming up here in four days at the Ogden Theater, I feel like sharing with everyone! Nothing like keeping a theme alive, eh?
It’s got to be a given that I’m going to post a new David Cook video, right? Here’s the clip for “Come Back To Me”, which I have a feeling is going to be bigger than “Light On”. For a guy that’s in his mid-20s, he has a look of someone more worn down by the world, and that may be part of his appeal to me. The audio’s a bit off of the video, but you’ll get the basic gist. (And this may very well get yanked, but I’ll repost as it is available) I like it, although it’s kind of a music video cliche that’s been done before. What’s your verdict?
It’s a pretty good time to be David Cook right now. His debut self-titled CD passed the 1 million sold mark this week, less than four months after release, he’s in the middle of his first headlining tour, and the video for single #2 is in the can. Following in the footsteps of Beyonce (okay, not really), he’s releasing “Bar-Ba-Sol” to rock radio, and “Come Back To Me” to pop radio. Excellent move, and not one I figured on. When I saw that his tour was called the Declaration tour, I figured the next single would be “Declaration”, but “Come Back To Me” was one of several gems I discovered on the CD, and makes perfect sense as a follow-up to “Light On”. David’s current tour of the eastern half of the U.S. rolls on through April, and there are already dates booked at fairs and festivals through the summer. Just none in Colorado…
Multiple news items popped up on past Idols over the last few days, so here’s a quick round-up:
– Kelly Clarkson’s new video is supposed to premiere on tonight’s “Idol”, but it apparently has leaked ahead of it’s debut. No idea how long it’ll be up, so watch it while you can:
I know some folks have said that I’m hating on Kelly, and it’s not true. The song’s alright, and the video actually helps a bit. Kelly seems like she’s having fun…this is the Kelly that I fell for way back in Season 1. Let’s just hope the CD shows a little depth, and isn’t all Max Martin-ized.
– If you can’t get enough of former Idols, Entertainment Weekly has an update gallery with contestants from the previous seven seasons. As you might expect, I was glad to read about Chris Richardson’s current status, even if it was to find out that he STILL doesn’t have a record deal for his long-time-coming debut CD.
”As much as you thought that there was going to be so many opportunities [after Idol], it almost seemed like doors were slowly closing.’
BTW, if you’re into the retro-R&B style, check out Melinda Doolittle’s CD, which drops next week. First single “It’s Your Love” is definitely a keeper, although I doubt it will ever see the light of day on pop radio.
– Finally, the top 2 from last year’s Idol have both announced tour plans. Archie has 20 dates planned for mainly smaller theaters, while Cookie has an extensive college tour planned from February through April. Alas, no Colorado dates are planned. Yet. I’m sure this is just a minor oversight on the part of the promoter, and those dates are forthcoming.
Happy New Year to you and yours from David Cook! Not too much earth-shattering news here, other than a college tour planned for next month. Still no word on the next single, although for my money, “Declaration” is the natural pick. Check out the video for the newest member to the Cook entourage, and make sure you’re watching Jimmy Kimmel on Tuesday night for a live performance.