David Cook Latest Album Teaser!

David Cook is listening to his fans who have been hungry for news about his upcoming album. Currently David is writing and recording his 2nd post-Idol album.

21 October 2021
21 October 2021

There’s no release date yet.

In the meantime, check out the little teaser, after the JUMP

Video after the JUMP…

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126 Comments

  1. WTF is he doing in that screencap?! I can’t watch it right now. Can someone give a detailed synopsis? I’m getting a tad worried what with all the talk of exercises… that sounds… awkward? What about music?

  2. O-kkaaay. That suddenly appeared out of nowhere. And I am certainly not opposed to random shots of Mr Cook doing lots of different things: even with a rather heavy beard.

    And I like the sound of that instrumental, whatever it is.

    Oh – and: he’s playing the guitar and the piano there…???

    BUT – he doesn’t get away with it that easily! I still want some damned information about when we can expect the flippin’ record!

    I mean, it’s not like I’m not going to buy it anyway, or that I’m not excited about the possibilities anyway.

    Anyhow – it’s nice to see a snippet of sorts.

  3. Hmph. If David were listening to fans who are hungry for news about his album, he’d grab his Flip camera and casually tell us which in which YEAR it’s going to be released and not give us a fully produced exercise video set to nondescript guitar background.

  4. I’m having trouble viewing it in firefox and IE, but I could see it in Google Chrome.

  5. what does he shirt say? I can only read “Tried fuck drunk”.

    And it looks like he’s getting ready to play the next spiderman or some super hero.

    Nice teaser. It’s always good to see them.

  6. I love this video. The music sounds great. I think David is telling us he is still working hard on the record. It was great.

  7. LOL, that’s a *tease*, Mr. Cook. A big fat tease. That’s not going to quiet the restless fandom, that’s going to make everyone want MORE. Heh. I do so love WTFCook.

    Ooh, how did I miss him playing piano? I need to go watch again I guess. Poor me.

  8. And it looks like he’s getting ready to play the next spiderman or some super hero.

    LOL! That crawling around the pool thing was an interesting exercise ;)

  9. I can’t see the video, dang it. Looks like he’s frog gigging or something from the screencap. I will have to wait for a youtube.

  10. Ack! MISSED IT AGAIN. (Although based on that photo, I’m not sure I want to see it . . .) WTF is he doing there, burying a body?

  11. I love this guy beyond all reason but, that? Was totally random and completely frustrating…but I’ll take my crumbs however I can get them I suppose.

    Positives: Boys look great and like they’re having fun. David is playing the guitar AND the piano!?! HQ video looks awesome full screen. Really awesome.

    Negatives: No info, no lyrics, no Voice…at all?!?

    What this video needs is some good ol’ Andy Skib subtitles. Maybe they are there and are just really, really tiny. Maybe I’ll watch it again just to be sure.

    eta @leome The last time he wore that t-shirt this is what people were able to read (BWN I think). “When you feel that you had seen it, done it, touched it, dropped it, had it, tried it, eaten it, loved it, f*cked it, heard it, played it, drunk it, danced it, bought it, read it, sampled it, discussed it, worked it, been there!

  12. What this video needs is some good ol’ Andy Skib subtitles.

    LOL, yes please, I do love Skib subtitles ;)

  13. That was fun and so random! I must rewatch a *lot* when I get home. But, I still need to know WHEN THIS RECORD IS COMING OUT. Oy! But, thank you for the crumbs…I’m starving here!

  14. I wonder why David didn’t tweet about the new vlog. Tweeting is such a quick and easy way to get info out to a large number of people (like David says in his bio, better than mailing newsletters!) Only a small portion of his 144K followers probably check DCO on their own, follow @RCAPromo, or check MJ’s daily for Idol news. The rest probably don’t even know there’s a new vlog…

    Judging from the comments and descriptions (I haven’t watched), I almost wonder if this is another one of those situations where David doesn’t promote/tweet about something because he might be embarrassed/not particularly fond/proud of it, what with the workout bits and such. I’m thinking it’s like when he didn’t tweet about the Negron song he cowrote with Kara. Of course, watch now, he will tweet about the vlog and invalidate my baseless speculation =P.

  15. OK, I watched the youtube. That was so…..strange. I don’t even know what to think about it. But they all had some mighty fine beards going on there. Maybe they are up for a Brawny paper towel commercial or something.

    It was just so weird. It did make me laugh though.

  16. I wonder why David didn’t tweet about the new vlog.

    Because it’s still not working on the site (actually even reading “currently not available”), and he didn’t want to send 144K people to watch a white box?

    Surely by now he knows better than to trust that the web nerds will get anything on that site right the first time.

  17. That may just qualify for most frustrating teaser ever! No vocals, no new information. Just filled with random instrumentals (which were, okay, pretty sounding) from an unknown song and WTF workout sequences that include him fake kayaking and crawling around on the edge of his (I think) pool like an alligator. All while wearing a beard that makes him look Paul Bunyan-ish. WTF was that?

  18. I love Cookie but why can’t he do a real blog or vlog and give us some real info? Does he just not like doing that or feel he doesn’t need to? The snippets of him and the band are fun to watch I guess but if every now and then he would take time to really let us know what’s going on that would be super. The few blogs he’s done have always been really thoughtful and eloquently written that I really enjoyed reading those.

    Thanks for the you tube link Joyed.

    ETA: oh yeah, he really needs to shave.

  19. Does he just not like doing that or feel he doesn’t need to?

    Or he’s not allowed. KOL had nothing on their site about the new album (or any updates, period, for months) until the tracklisting for CAS was released. Hell, everyone on God’s green earth knew that LD would be dropping in November and they still didn’t get the press release out until a couple of weeks ago (which still did not mention a single co-writer or producer involved). And every studio shot from the Foo Fighters’ feed has them artfully obscuring even potential song titles. RCA likes keeping things under wraps.

  20. Or he’s not allowed.

    That was what I was going to say, lol.

    ETA: oh yeah, he really needs to shave.

    Was that pre-Busch Gardens beard? He had normal facial hair at Busch Gardens. It looked very nice ;)

    That whole mountain man look was band-wide. And it was pretty entertaining. Skib looked like he was trying out for a role in a new Wyatt Earp movie. Neal looked like a Wookie.

  21. Neal looked like a Wookie.

    LMAO! They have all shaved (exept Monty) since then, but they all grow beards really fast, so who knows what they look like today!

    I’m just happy we’re getting *something* today. AND there was a late night mixing session last night. :) Mixing is after recording and before mastering. But, that doesn’t mean all the recording is done, just for THAT song or the songs they are mixing. But, something is to the mixing stage at least!

  22. The few blogs he’s done have always been really thoughtful and eloquently written that I really enjoyed reading those.

    Sigh, I miss those blogs too. But I think he decided short minute or under vlogs and 140 characters or under tweets are quicker and easier than full-on blogs. I actually like to read Archie and Brookes babbles, and wish David would be more verbose like his buds.

    But the thing is, historically, even the shortest vlogs that David have done, have been fairly informative. He would use them to talk to fans on camera while casually dropping some key/interesting info. Now that we’ve got Emblem Music filming/producing/editing these vlogs (I’m assuming this one is by Emblem just like the last one) we’re left with fancy editing and spliced glimpses of David and/or band, which is nice… but where’s the content, the info, David actually telling us shit, eh?

  23. I love this guy & his band so much. pretty video of him/them in studio, exercising? you had me at hello.

  24. David Cook is listening to his fans who have been hungry for news about his upcoming album.

    Hahahaha! When has WFT?Cook ever given his fans actual information? That like never happens. We wouldn’t even know what to do with ourselves if it did at this point. You have to be tough to be a Cook fan, not everyone can survive it.

    It cute, it’s entertaining. As part of some sort of overall fan communication strategy it would be awesome. As a stand alone? It’s a throw away IMO. Hope he’s not paying his PR team much.

    Sidenote: The shot of him crawling around the pool edge is never going to get old……

  25. Sorry, this is not fantastical. When are we gonna get the fantastical?

    ETA: In case anyone missed it (but I know you didn’t), David Cook on Sunday: hope everyone is having a fantastical Sunday. working on a cool song idea with @MrRaineMaida 4:54 PM Sep 5th via web.

  26. When has WFT?Cook ever given his fans actual information?

    His iPhone golf course vlog right before this year’s finale gave us his producer. But yeah, I get what you’re saying.

  27. AIaddict: 09/08/2010 at 4:19 pm Damn you RCA! Can’t we get a little info? a few crumbs atleast.

    Damn me and my paper heart, RCA!

  28. He would use them to talk to fans on camera while casually dropping some key/interesting info

    This seems vaguely colored by nostalgia, as I recall vlogs with scintillating, breaking stories like:

    *Thank you for the platinum single you saw me get on TV already.
    *I will be doing GA shows, not just college shows. For those of you who couldn’t figure that out on your own.
    *I’m donating my pants.

    Other than his RFH announcement or his UNF teaser, much of it was the sort of thing that could be covered in a tweet (and now generally is), or was just profoundly silly (“I ran into a glass door and dropped my taquito”). Not that there’s no value to face time, but I wouldn’t call many of them informative.

    But really, in comparison, who does give away more information through these things? Most studio vlogs that I’ve seen, from any number of artists, are pretty general, stuttering affairs that intend to tease without revealing too much.

  29. LOL at this point, I don’t think it matters what he gives us. I just want more. More of ANYTHING. More, More, More!! *bangs utensils on table* :D

  30. This was less than a teaser…. OMG but so dang funny, and yes I too want MORE :mrgreen:

  31. Love this! Peeps need to chillax! Instrumental sounds amazing. Good records take time. Better to hear no news and not be disappointed when release dates keep getting pushed back.

    Can not wait to hear and I know it will be amazing!

  32. *Thank you for the platinum single you saw me get on TV already.
    *I will be doing GA shows, not just college shows. For those of you who couldn’t figure that out on your own.
    *I’m donating my pants.

    Other than his RFH announcement or his UNF teaser, much of it was the sort of thing that could be covered in a tweet (and now generally is), or was just profoundly silly (“I ran into a glass door and dropped my taquito”). Not that there’s no value to face time, but I wouldn’t call many of them informative.

    See, this is why YMMV is such an oft used acronym on these things. I totally find things like:
    thanks for he platinum single and here’s my pup,
    I’m donating my pants,
    I’m running the RFH,
    my tour won’t be just for colleges,
    I ran into glass while working with Kevin Griffith, etc.

    to be quite informative. All involved interesting bits of info IMO. I guess I also like when David “talks” to us, as well. A video montage of David working with the band (we knew that), working out (we know he works out), with Serletic (old news) doesn’t tell me anything. Again, JMO. Bottom line, I personally miss the old vlogs, though miss the old blogs more.

  33. I’m happy with the teaser but I just want to hear The voice! I do remember seeing a tweet from his trainer that he was including snippets of David in some exercise video or something. And he sure looked good!

  34. miss the old blogs more

    I miss them too, they’re great for saying the sincere things that can come acorss as flip in a vlog. And he’s really good at them. But I wonder if after the firestorm over the last one he’ll ever do one again?

    The crawling shot was weird

    I kind of love GooberDave, I have to admit. You gotta love someone who is willing to look ridiculous like that. He’s hilarious.

    Better to hear no news and not be disappointed when release dates keep getting pushed back.

    I disagree. Surprise heightens the impact of news. Surprising people is fine when a company has good news to announce, not great when it’s negative news. If the record has been pushed back they would be better off to let fans know in a low key way than to surprise people with it. Managing expectations is a key part of any PR effort.

  35. If the record has been pushed back they would be better off to let fans know in a low key way than to surprise people with it.

    The official statement is that there is “no ETA” on the album. All people know is that Cook started writing early in the year. Anyone who is invested enough to know about hopes for a summer release is also invested enough to know that they are still in the studio, working. So they can’t really be surprised.

    A video montage of David working with the band (we knew that), working out (we know he works out), with Serletic (old news) doesn’t tell me anything

    It tells me that he is attempting to play piano, and that he’s apparently no longer exclusively endorsed by Gibson. I think those bits of news are at least as informative as the ones you cited. Again, mileage.

    Of course, I personally miss Pork Beans way more than the vlogs because he seemed to put so much more effort into making them fun and the latter seemed so rote. I guess I just prefer something with editing behind it. (I did love the blogs, but I agree that the media firestorm turned him off them entirely.)

  36. OMG OMG… just woke up.. by YAY YAY big time.. havent seen it
    but hoping next time the headline would say.. “david cook to release new album on…….” —please mr. COok..

    ETa: oh wait, why is there a shot of him doing exercise? eh.. that’s his personal thing already.. sort of.. but really… that vlog didn’t say much… its like telling fans to calm down, shut the f-up for awhile, its still a big damn secret… and why is so secretive???? thats the big question…

  37. I saw it once, then had to leave – so I missed the mass frustration of the blank white square – good to know the WebNerds have it fixed now. I’ll have to check it out full screen – and I’m sure there are already screen caps – it doesn’t take the fans long to get their tech on!

    Fun to read the posts of what was observed, from different POV – including the piano playing, and cool to hear the snips of music, but I didn’t see anyone mention how it was labeled – aptly – since it’s a Big Tease – but also …

    David Cook Album Teaser 1.

    Are they going to ration out Album Teaser 2 – and Album Teaser 3, Maybe? ;)

  38. standtotheright
    I did love the blogs, but I agree that the media firestorm turned him off them entirely.

    What firstorm over a blog? Can somebody fill me in? Thanks.

  39. It tells me that he is attempting to play piano, and that he’s apparently no longer exclusively endorsed by Gibson. I think those bits of news are at least as informative as the ones you cited. Again, mileage.

    Whoa, eagle eyes! Watching on a 4 inch screen, and I’m just not that observant I guess… Did most fans catch that? I gotta go rewatch and look for the piano! Squee!

    Well, he’s doin’ sumthin’ – not sure what, though.

    Heh… That was my first reaction too…

  40. loving this….

    @thedavidcook: In the studio, watching a childrens’ choir cut some vocals on some stuff for the record. So rad.
    6 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone

  41. Well, that’s a good piece of news. It reminds me of that pic of him recording for his second album pre-idol with the kids. lol
    Bring the choir.

  42. And the teasing continues. *snerk* A whole Children’s Choir? That is curious making, for sure!

    There were children singing on a track of AH2, the record that never saw the light of day – pictures of David working with them at the old Yellow Dog studios are on the web. I suppose it was something he really wanted to do again.

    Leome, Jinx!! We both recalled the same thing!

  43. Here’s a pic of Cook with some of the young vocalists he had working on the unreleased album that came out of the pre-Idol Yellow Dog Studios sessions. Warning: Severe cute-alert.

    http://yfrog.com/f1mdep

  44. What’s all the hatin on the vlog for. I loved it. You don’t give away too much in vlogs. It’s just misnamed. It’s not an album teaser, it’s a slice of life vlog. Wow David looks good. Shallow, yes. But it must be said.

    Childrens choir! Hell yeah. LOL

  45. Children’s choir? Now that is intriguing. I love my WTFCook.

    And I miss the blogs, too, but I agree the media shitstorm made those a thing of the past. :(

  46. I enjoyed the vlog; insignificant or otherwise. At least we heard some new music!

  47. STFU! We got vloggage. Bout damn time. Oh hai, beards! I may be alone, but I miss your caveman-ish ways. Sniff.

    Personally, I was really hoping for an album-centric installment of a ficus between us. Stage chicken would so talk too much about the album, and what could RCA do about it? Oh well. At least he didn’t gift us with another song snippet from Hodges’ EP just to fuck with us some more. (Shudders.)

    Seriously, though…let’s say that he may not be able to provide actual intel and song snippets lest RCA goons show up at all our doors with that flashy thing from MIB. Well, then I much prefer this fly on the studio wall vlog approach to Cook standing in front of a backdrop with his iflip thingy saying, “Are you there fans? It’s me, Cook. Still in the studio. Let you know more when I can. Yeah, the wait kinda sucks, but it is what it is. Oh, and did I mention I have a slammin bod from doing these really weird poolside exercises? There’s bending involved. And paddles. Okay, bye.” I like actually seeing the process at work. Because I’m a creeper that way. Plus, now we know David isn’t just laying down vocal tracks and is doing some instrumental stuff too along with the other boys. That’s new.

    It reminds me of that pic of him recording for his second album pre-idol with the kids.

    My mind also immediately went there. Not that I have obsessively stockpiled every scrap of available info on the elusive sooper sekrit magical mystery missing link album slash fangirl holy grail in mah brain or anything. Whut?

  48. Meh too sensitive. Haha. It’s been awhile so I think he should just say whatever he wants to. He doesn’t have that intense scrutiny he did like right after he won idol. I say let it all hang out.

  49. I much prefer this fly on the studio wall vlog approach to Cook standing in front of a backdrop with his iflip thingy

    Abso-posi-tutely. It’s a well done little piece too. Nice editing.

    Wow, I’m still processing childrens choir. I didn’t see that coming. I guess he was serious when he said this one would be more eclectic, lol.

  50. standtotheright
    I did love the blogs, but I agree that the media firestorm turned him off them entirely.

    What firstorm over a blog? Can somebody fill me in? Thanks.

    I would like to know about this too. I don’t remember a firestorm over a blog…

  51. I’m just going to wade right into the shallow end on this one and say, that close-up at :45? Dang, that man has purty eyes.

  52. I think the vlog is just to show what he’s doing, working on the cd, and working out. And a bit of the music, too. Which I really liked, I’m hoping it’s something on the cd.

  53. I would like to know about this too. I don’t remember a firestorm over a blog…

    In March of last year, Cook posted a stern Myspace blog that basically said some fans had been overstepping boundaries. He listed a few seriously stalkeriffic activities (knocking on the doors of their hotel rooms, attaching things to the bus [never specified, but speculated to be GPS devices], and so on). He basically warned all fandom that they’d have to stop being so accessible if the behavior didn’t stop.

    The blog got promoted to the front page of Myspace, where it attracted a lot of derisive comments about how he should be grateful just to have fans, and that was the price of fame, etc.

    There were a few measured media responses, but more than a few echoed those comments, and suggested he was ungrateful. He had to do a few radio interviews (including one with an incredulous Ryan Seacrest) as penance.

    Eventually, it came out that he had posted it around the time when his brother had really started declining, and so he would have had extra need for privacy. So while there weren’t any retractions from the media, it sort of “went away.”

    But the upshot is that he doesn’t really post blogs anymore.

  54. He did post a couple of other blogs after that, he did one when his brother died and one when Joey left the band. I think for the most part Twitter has replaced the blogs except for the vlogs.

    And I don’t blame him at all for that blog, some fans were really crossing the line when he was on the tour last year.

  55. I actually thought the comments about the firestorm were about the blog “A Ficus Flows Between Us” from Aug 2009. It had been picked up by some online media and I guess Cook’s sense of humor didn’t translate well. I think an MTV article called him jaded or something like that. That was the last blog he posted so I guess he got annoyed with all the attention it got.

    This was actually a spin on “Between Two Ferns” with Zach Galifianakis.

  56. Also the last Pork Beans he posted was an homage to a Zach Galifianakis skit called “Between Two Ferns”. He called his “A Ficus Flows Between Us” and he interviewed a rubber chicken asking a bunch of inane questions he had been asked throughout the year i.e. do you think Simon is mean etc…

    Anyway Jim Cantiello from MTV wrote an article basically saying, ‘yeah, it’s funny but watch it or people are going to start to think you are jaded’. Dave was all, ‘oh no you didn’t’ that is the last straw and promptly stopped making anymore Pork Beans episodes. Boo Jim. Boo.

  57. I think Ficus was a vlog while blogs are written. Yes? For the most part the hilarity of Ficus got a positive response as I recall. The only media outlet who questioned whether he was jaded was MTV, I think, and that interpretation didn’t really catch on even though it seemed to stick in David’s craw. (And yeah, boo Jim boo! I miss Pork Beans.) I dunno, I think still Pork Beans-ish stuff could make a comeback in another form at some point. But the step off, stalkery fans, you’re creeping me out a little blog? Def created a bit of a shitstorm, albeit unwarranted all things considered. I don’t think he’ll ever speak that plainly about the weird side of fame again.

  58. Sunchick, you are right that it’s a vlog but everything is listed under Blogs on DCO so that’s why I remembered it I guess (and Garnetstar too).

  59. Just saw on DCO that a link to this vlog is posted on RCA’s front page titled “Preview David Cook’s New Album” . :)

  60. So what y’all are saying is that he started doing blogs but when one of them caused a shitstorm, he started vlogging instead, and then when the Ficus got called jaded, he retreated to Twitter and these random, information-less vlogs. So basically, if one of his tweets ever causes a shitstorm, he’ll start sending out two to ten word haikus which will be even more random and will be such absolute nonsense that no one could possibly be offended — except maybe critics of nonsense haikus. And then he’ll just start sending out characters like smilies and music notes and more smilies. Or maybe just words that signify humming.

    Great. Cook’s PC chip needs to be removed. Pronto.

  61. Thanks standtotheright. I remember that Myspace blog but I don’t really remember a media firestorm about it. Guess I was oblivious. I also don’t remember an interview on Seacrest’s show. When you say Ryan was incredulous do you mean at David for feeling that way or at the media for reacting that way? I would guess the latter but just wanted to make sure.

    That’s unbelievable to me that people would get up in arms about that. Sure famous people probably expect to be approached by fans when they’re out in public but I doubt any celebrity would appreciate having any of those things David mentioned happening to them.

  62. Keel, I think some of Cook’s tweets have caused shitstorms but only with the batshit crazy fans! LOL ;)

  63. When you say Ryan was incredulous do you mean at David for feeling that way or at the media for reacting that way?

    Oh, Seacrest sold him up the river. “I couldn’t believe you wrote that. It wasn’t David.” I was pissed. I’m pretty sure Seacrest had a stalker of his own, so he should have been more sympathetic, in my view.

  64. Oh, Seacrest sold him up the river. “I couldn’t believe you wrote that. It wasn’t David.” I was pissed. I’m pretty sure Seacrest had a stalker of his own, so he should have been more sympathetic, in my view.

    Really?? That surprises me. Or maybe it shouldn’t. Seacrest can be a tool sometimes. What did David say in response to that?

  65. Was this supposed to be about his music? Because I was like blah blah blah…EEEEE he’s looking so cute! and he’s so funny. Love him. Oh and that’s some nice tune in the background he’s doing, good, I can see a hook with that. He’s so cute and talented and funny.

    Sorry, uhhh music stuff. Angst stuff. Er, yeah.

    I just think he’ll be okay in the long run. I think he has the connections to get good gigs when he is done with this album. And I think that when he is booked, he acquits himself well.

  66. He just said vague things about everything being blown out of proportion and that he really wuvved his fans, really! Le sigh. I think he was told to downplay the BSCness of the fans as much as the blog.

    And, back to the future:

    I think he has the connections to get good gigs when he is done with this album. And I think that when he is booked, he acquits himself well.

    This is all true. Let’s hope it works out.

  67. Ehh I just think he was used to saying what he felt good bad or indifferent before the idol win. I think he was under a microscope that first year and a lot of stuff was just zoomed in on. He could do all that stuff now and he would be fine. I think he just got burned a bit.

  68. Heee, I dunno, Keel. The public appearance of the unfairly maligned pornstache despite the inevitable barrage of “Oh noes! What’s that thing on your face!” leads me to believe that the PC chip can be deactivated at will. As for alternative forms of communication, I’m kinda wondering if those poolside activities in the new vlog are some weird type of charades. Sounds like, crawl. Small, wall…FALL! The record will come out in the fall!

  69. Great. Cook’s PC chip needs to be removed. Pronto.

    LMAO! I think its the good midwestern boy in him (says the jaded born and raised east coaster LOL). Its like he can’t turn off the “polite” gene. Carrie has the same affliction. He needs a big dose of “who gives a shit” and he’ll be just fine. :D

    I just think he’ll be okay in the long run.

    Yeah, I mean I give my ass-talking opinion on any and everything around here, but honestly I don’t care with Cook. Not because I don’t adore the guy, because everyone knows I do, its just that I know he made some nice cash last go around, he didn’t go crazy with it, and therefore he is now in the position to keep making a living doing music for the forseeable future, big star or no. He’s set. So it’s all gravy from here to me… I just want to hear the music, to see where he goes creatively. I’ll root for him to go as far as he can go but it’s not like he’s going to be homeless or I won’t get any more music, so really its just for fun. :D

  70. He needs a big dose of “who gives a shit” and he’ll be just fine. :D

    Like being shot in close-up with “fuck” on his chest? Or tweeting about Chatroulette? Or discussing thermometers up the bum?

    He’s not all that restrained.

  71. LOL standtotheright. True. But I would just be happy if he stopped wearing a suit jacket every time he goes on AI. It ain’t the office. Quit it.

  72. Like being shot in close-up with “fuck” on his chest? Or tweeting about Chatroulette? Or discussing thermometers up the bum?

    He’s not all that restrained.

    LOL! Now if we could get him to tell us his real feelings about anything important or complain or mock someone powerful it would be all good. Kyle doesn’t count. :D

  73. I just think he’ll be okay in the long run. I think he has the connections to get good gigs when he is done with this album. And I think that when he is booked, he acquits himself well.

    Truthiness, you speak the truth. So I’m gonna let you keep that moniker. If the album drops while I still have all my faculties and these gigs include concerts within driving distance for me, it’s all good. But I’ll still probably nitpick RCA’s roll out when the album drops. Old habits, etc.

  74. But I would just be happy if he stopped wearing a suit jacket every time he goes on AI. It ain’t the office. Quit it.

    Ummm, isn’t this the same guy that he and his whole band dressed up for a show at an outdoor venue in the searing Virginia heat? Dude really likes dressing for certain occasions.

    This is a little off topic but has Jim C. ever interviewed Cookie? I don’t recall that ever happening.

  75. Zac Maloy has been having a twitter party. Here’s some of the answers as they relate to Cook and his band mates.]

    LEAST favorite song to sing? (hardest on vocal chord…///what wad it called??? Liiieeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Give me your best word to describe @thedavidcook///pro…wait…pipesfromhell…gooddude

    Would you ever sing live with @thedavidcook?//////tell me where to be!!

    Do you think David’s fans will have any long term impact on your career?///2 words: yes! & Thanks!!!!!!!!!

    Favorite band/musician more people should know about?//to have heroes

    did you write any songs with neal tiemann & andy skib when they visited you last week?/no just chats! Love em

    What is it like to work with David Cook?//he is one of the pros & real dudes in tdays music landscape. Killer!!

    what song r u most proud to have written//lots/temp home, lie, sister, loove one I wrote called hundred dollars

    I see “Something Good by you, D Cook & Tom Douglas has been registered at Ascap. What can you tell us//fav in a yr

    And now we hear from Neal:

    A few more hours of studio before I can go to loaded. Then, a day until I get shipped to NYC.

  76. Geez aren’t we being a little hard on our Cookie when he gives us so much.He’s a nice guy with flaws like all of us, why pick everything apart he says or does….. I just fail to see negative in all that crap. JMHO

  77. Neal’s going to NYC with David? Hmmm…. Is it just for America the Beautiful back up?

  78. This is a little off topic but has Jim C. ever interviewed Cookie? I don’t recall that ever happening.

    i guess not yet.. i like jim a lot but sometimes, i get this feeling that he doesn’t like cookie.. he praises him from time to time but not as much as he loves kris, adam, allison or archie..

    but its all good with me.. :)

  79. Here’s my opinion.

    1. I like the suits, it shows professionalism.

    2. I love a man with a sense of what is appropriate in different situations. Call it a PC chip if you like. I call it maturity.

    3. I’m always amused by people that tease… that leave you hanging. Bring it on, Mr. Cook. We’ll keep trying to figure out all of your clues.

    4. Finally, he can keep doing what he’s doing, as long as he keeps making the music that I enjoy. The other “stuff” is just extra.

  80. Now if we could get him to tell us his real feelings about anything important or complain or mock someone powerful it would be all good.

    I don’t know that you have a shot at the last two, Tinawina. David’s not known as a complainer, even with good reason, that’s exemplified in his “If you can’t do anything about it, laugh like hell.” quote. And since “mean spirited people” are at the top of his dislike list, you may only ever get kidding around and mockery of and with his friends. Although he has no hesitation mocking himself. ;) Unless you count the way he often teases the fans..”Did you come to see this? or this?” *chuckle*

    As for telling us his real feelings about something important, MJ has you covered there – David Cook on California’s Proposition 8 – from November 21st, 2008, when he was still the reigning Idol.,,,and very likely “the first sitting Idol to interview with a GLBT publication.” Which people may not know, or tend to forget.

    Of course, the Chat Roulette tweets were classic WTF!Cook. Definitely not all that restrained, and funny as all hell. IMO, of course.

  81. Love reading the Zac Malloy tweets about Cookie. He’s sure supportive of DC and the Anthemic

  82. Oh my. I didn’t mean to start all of this. LOL

    I love Cookie, but I do think he tends to give carefully worded non-answers too often. No, that does not mean I hate the guy and everything he’s about nor am I picking apart his every perceived flaw. He doesn’t need to be Russel Brand or anything. I just think he can be a little too polite and careful. Yes he sometimes jokes around on Twitter, and yes I remember what he said about gay marriage (and I appreciated that) but yet and still he plays it safe more often than not IMO so I think he could stand to loosen up some. More beer is needed! Neal, get on that stat! :D

    In any case, I’m but a chick on the internet, I’m sure my words do not pierce his soul. Heh.

  83. I don’t think Jim likes David Cook. He did not like his pork and beans where he interviewed the chicken. He said David was jaded. David commented on the jaded comment once (he did not refer to Jim) and said he had nothing to be jaded about and that the vlog was a complete joke. So Jim pretty much acts like David does not exist. Which is a shame because I do believe David when he said he was joking. David is the nicest guy in the world but Lindsey from Yahoo does not like him either. I don’t get it.

  84. So Jim pretty much acts like David does not exist.

    123, Jim has tweeted and posted any number of complimentary things since that PB thing (totally fanning out over Cook tweeting KA, naming him one of the top AI tweeters, offering nuanced praise for his JJF performance, and being among the first to tell people that Cook wasn’t available for the AI finale because of the charity event “so don’t hate, internet!”).

    That is not acting like he doesn’t exist. I’m sure he would be happy to be pallsy with Cook like he is with Allen, but Cook hasn’t ever reciprocated.

    I personally think there will have to be some interaction when the album is released, though, so everyone can judge for themselves.

    And tina, I really do think the “being careful” thing is overblown. He was willing to go out on a limb about Limbaugh owning the Rams, even though most people had no idea about the history of RL’s sports comments and so accused him of knee-jerk conservative prejudice. He’ll take his lumps for an opinion when he knows enough to give one. But I do get the feeling that he doesn’t feel that informed on other topics. And I am NOT a person who thinks people should stop expressing opinions as soon as they go into entertainment, but it is better when they have the background to speak confidently.

    ETA: More clarification on the JC thing: Cook didn’t respond to JC’s post at all until someone asked him about why there hadn’t been any more PB episodes, in a stream of a local radio station interview that I doubt anyone but the hard core stans even saw. So it couldn’t have made any direct difference in how they interacted.

  85. 123abc456, Cantiello was embarrassed, because he had just asked one of the infamous questions that David was joking about, IMO. He said so, with some chagrin, about the question, right in the article – I infer the embarrassment from the snide “jaded” remark, for which there was no other basis…and no basis in fact. He seemed to have lost his sense of humor about it, that appears to have been the reason.

    If no more Pork Beans is a result of Cantiello’s defensiveness of himself, and of the lame questions from the press, which it seems to be, since David specifically quoted the remark without naming names, I have to agree with the posters upthread.
    Boo Jim, Boo.

  86. 123, Jim has tweeted and posted any number of complimentary things since that PB thing (totally fanning out over Cook tweeting KA, naming him one of the top AI tweeters, offering nuanced praise for his JJF performance, and being among the first to tell people that Cook wasn’t available for the AI finale because of the charity event “so don’t hate, internet!”).

    That is not acting like he doesn’t exist. I’m sure he would be happy to be pallsy with Cook like he is with Allen, but Cook hasn’t ever reciprocated.

    this are some things that jim did for david…

    but there’s also that chicken thing that probably hurted cookie’s feelings a little.. and i don’t think they’ve ever meet, hopefully there’s a chance..

    “but Cook hasn’t ever reciprocated” is also a reason why jim doesn’t like him.. somehow, it like saying you have to recognize me first, then yeah we’ll be good..

  87. Sorry my comment about the suit jacket is really a joke. Cause I am shallow and would like to see him without it okay. You just made me admit how shallow I am. Like OMG. LOL But seriously I was kidding.

    Also, I don’t really think it was Jim who made him stop doing Pork Beans. Well not much of his fault. I think at that point he was exasperated and it really was the straw that broke…
    Jim did try to keep the article light-hearted but what I took away from the article and I am sure Cook might have was haha, but really, no one will want to interview you if you make fun of the lame questions they ask. He even said that at the end of the article.

    ETA: How did this become about Jim. I like Jim and I think they both would have a great interview if they got together. Hope it happens one day.

    I really do like the vlog. I think it shows how hard Cook is working and how focused he is not only on the new record but in his life as well. That last shot of him listening to the play back. Wow. Who knew laser focus could look so hot?

  88. LOL, poor Jim. I never got a feuding vibe. He just doesn’t have the overwhelming urge to carry Cookie around in his back pocket all day every day like he does with Kris. Which is a good thing, because there are many parts of Cookie that are not pocket sized. :-O Plus Slezak would be terribly jealous. Anyway, do y’all think Cookie really needs another hot and heavy bromance? He’s pretty damn slutty as it is.

    ETA: Garnetstar, I totally agreed with you about the suit jackets for shallow academic reasons. I am currently gathering evidence to prove the ahhhooogah theorum, ie, the number of clothing layers is inversely proportional to the likelihood of armporn and button allergies.

  89. This vlog is totally like the Old Spice Guy commercials. Look at me playing guitar, now look at Neal, now look at me playing piano, now look at Andy, Now look at me working out, now throwing a football….

  90. Sorry my comment about the suit jacket is really a joke. Cause I am shallow and would like to see him without it okay. You just made me admit how shallow I am. Like OMG. LOL But seriously I was kidding.

    LOL, what, you like the whole t-shirt/arm porn look? I gotta say, though, even though it was 8,000 degrees and he about died on day #1… he sure did look good at Busch Gardens. Hence the bounty of booo-tee-ful pictures that I may or may not have downloaded onto my computer so I can use ’em as screen savers…

    Anyway, do you think Cookie really needs another hot and heavy bromance? He’s pretty damn slutty as it is.

    Hee! Cookie is King Bromance. I love it.

    Which is a good thing, because there are many parts of Cookie that are not pocket sized. :-O

    You were, of course, referring to his noggin. I know you were. *Grin* That noggin is definitely not pocket sized, after all? Ahem.

  91. LOL, Garnetstar, I am laughing at your post, lol. Look, I’m playing the piano! Look, I’m eating! Look… me and the Wookie are playing guitar…

    Speaking of the Old Spice guy, wasn’t he playing softball on a team with the Old Spice guy? Have I lost my mind (no, don’t answer that)?

  92. Speaking of the Old Spice guy, wasn’t he playing softball on a team with the Old Spice guy? Have I lost my mind (no, don’t answer that)?

    You have nOT lost your mind, he was indeed. Gotta be the hottest rec softball team in the entire country.

  93. This vlog is totally like the Old Spice Guy commercials. Look at me playing guitar, now look at Neal, now look at me playing piano, now look at Andy, Now look at me working out, now throwing a football….

    :D :D :D

    As an aside.. Old Spice Guy.. Yum…

  94. Garnetstar, you need to add the “look at your man, now back at me….” part in the beginning of that. It’s totally implied.

    Kidding! Mostly.

  95. I think DC and band wear suits at an outdoor venue because they know it is going to be very hot and they will sweat a lot. If they wear t-shirts or something light, they gonna be all wet and unpresentable. They wear suits to cover up the possible embarrassment. IMO

  96. I maybe ought to be ashamed that I know who was on his rec softball team…

  97. Just because Lindsey Parker and Jim dont fanwank over him the way they do Adam, Kris, etc doesnt mean they dont like him. Geez. Jim tweeted him a couple of times (one was regarding trying to setup some game with him that a fellow MTV worker IIRC spoke to him about at the This Is It premiere about) and he also made a comment once seeming bummed DC didnt follow him, so ya know, maybe he has his reasons for not fawning all over him? But as mentioned further up the fact that he named him one of the best AI Twitters doesnt make me think at all he has anything against him.

    Aww, but Cookie fandom is Land of the Angst. Really. I’ve never seen such angsty fans.

    No kidding. I swear fans need to stop being so sensitive about every little thing. I had to stop reading Twitter because of it, and DCO is even worse.

    but there’s also that chicken thing that probably hurted cookie’s feelings a little.. and i don’t think they’ve ever meet, hopefully there’s a chance..

    Eh, I have a hard time buying he was actually HURT over that…annoyed maybe? But hurt,I kinda doubt it. He’s dealt with much worse in life to be hurt over such a stupid thing. Hes a big boy and I would think he realizes by now you cant take every damn thing written about you so seriously.

  98. Like being shot in close-up with “fuck” on his chest?

    All the talk about suits and tshirts makes me wish he would resurrect that “get on the bone” shirt I saw him wearing in pre-Idol pic. It made me laugh and think some possibly unclean thoughts. ;)

    I’ve been trying to find the picture but am having no luck so far.

  99. I think he stopped doing Pork Beans whent the tour was over or mostly over. At one point he did say he was going to do something for it and never did before the tour ended.

    I know that most of his fans thought the chicken video was hilarious. I do remember him discussing it in an interview once and he thought it was funny that it caused any controversy about him being jaded. He explained that the questions he asked were questions he was asked. But I don’t really think that was the reason it stopped, because he did say he was going to do more. And I think later in the tour that Andy had a couple of videos on his twitter.

  100. RCA has a link to the vlog on their main page.http://www.rcamusicgroup.com/ They also sent a message on twitter about it.

    I think this definately shows that RCA is supporting David and his album. THat they are just trying to make the best album they can, and are already beginning to promote it.

  101. r/e the “jaded” comment – I don’t know that he was hurt but I wonder if he was worried about starting another shitstorm and just decided to err on the side of caution and stop doing them. Didn’t Perez even chime in on his blog? Gah, even typing that guy’s name makes me nauseated, lol.

  102. Yeah, to answer myself, dear Perez posted a “David Cook is a douche” posting. Which didn’t help with the backlash over that blog, at all. And if I recall, someone asked David what he learned from the whole thing and his comment was something along the line of “Don’t do blogs…”

  103. I like the “vlog” or “snippet” or “teaser” or whatever it is called because of who is in it. But i must confess, I don’t understand it whatsoever. :( Perhaps its just some “artistic” expression or perhaps it’s such a bunch of videos cut and paste together. Whatever it is, it sure is purty.

  104. RCA has a link to the vlog on their main page.http://www.rcamusicgroup.com/ They also sent a message on twitter about it.

    I think this definately shows that RCA is supporting David and his album. THat they are just trying to make the best album they can, and are already beginning to promote it.

    I guess this segment will drop off the page soon, but I just wanted to ditto this.

    The Vlog may be obscure – though, hey, this is David Cook we’re talking about, so wtf – but two things make me happy: RCA seem to be signalling their continued support and Cook is twittering vague snippets about mixing and children’s choirs and stuff.

    So, I’ll take what I can, but some idea of when to expect a finished product still wouldn’t hurt: hint….hint….

  105. I think he might have worn a suit to the BG shows because they expected a crowd that more causally maybe knew him from Idol or didn’t know him at all. At other outside concerts I saw he always wore a t shirt and jeans.

    About the chicken vlog, it was only some of the reporters didn’t like it, most of the fans loved it. And I think that it was the part that he was using questions he was asked by them that they reacted to. I hope it wasn’t that because I loved his vlogs, especially the chicken one and the Terry one.

  106. OH how I love this man!!!!! My friends don’t understand it and frankly neither do I. I do and there’s nothing that will stop me. I’m patiently waiting for the album; so any snippet I can get and see of him I’m a happy camper. Plus can’t wait until Sunday. Yippee………….

  107. About a month ago or so, my local theatre was showing The Kids Are All Right, and I started thinking that David and his bandmates would be a hoot doing a film such as that one. It could be done in segments, like the PB episodes, and shown on the internet. Andy is a talented photographer/videographer as is; it could be kind of like home movies. I’d watch!

  108. Really looking forward to more music from Cook!! I can’t get much from this video in terms of the album. Looks like he’s getting in shape though, wow. Wishing Cook the best as always.

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