David Cook Plays Entire Album to Celebrate One Year Anniversary

The one year anniversary of David Cook, the album was yesterday (November 18) and to celebrate, David performed the entire album live from beginning to end for lucky concert-goers in Indiana last night.

Survivor's Jim Peterik Celebrat...
Survivor's Jim Peterik Celebrates ROCK OF AGES' 5th Anniversary

After the jump, check out a few tunes he rarely plays in concert: “Avalanche”,   the powerful “Permanent” and “Life on the Moon”

After the show, @thedavidcook tweeted, “lofty idea, playing the whole record tonight. Worth it. Vocal rest tonight to get through the next few days, but worth it. Thx, Indiana!”

Happy anniversary David!

Videos after the JUMP…

Permanent

Avalanche

Life on the Moon

About mj santilli 33697 Articles
Founder and editor of mjsbigblog.com, home of the awesomest fan community on the net. I love cheesy singing shows of all kinds, whether reality or scripted. I adore American Idol, but also love The Voice, Glee, X Factor and more!

164 Comments

  1. i wish i was there…he’s amazing live…congrats DC

    permanent is beautiful, such a sad song but very beautifully sung

  2. Love me some sideways Dave. Seriously! I was there last night but way too selfish to spend my time recording. I’m always appreciative of anything we get in the way of videos and pictures. Last night was made of epic win! *wanders off singing not gonna come down, down off of this cloud*

  3. Awesome. I can’t wait to get home to listen to these videos. I really want to hear Permanent. I have not heard that since the AI8 finale.

  4. Beautiful renditions of all the songs. Simply gorgeous. David outdid himself which is really hard to do last night.

  5. There’s this one note he hits in Permanent..just wow. DCO has on the front page a nice blurb about the anniversary and note the great year he’s had. Those webnerds rock.

    Did you see that after his last tweet last night #weloveandrewcook was actually trending for a little while? I thought he was kidding lol

  6. I listened to the cellcast last night and thought acoustic Avalanche sounding amazing! I can’t watch these videos til later, but would love to see and hear Straight Ahead, Make Believe, Mr. Sensitive (which is my FAVORITE) and of course Shattered Dreams being that he hasn’t played it in so long. Really everything. LOL!

    I saw him play in Dallas almost 2 weeks ago, and I cannot tell you how bad I want to see him live again. He is just such a great live performer.

    Happy 1 year anniversary to David Cook, The Anthemic, and DCTR! And all the flailing fans :)

    Thanks for the thread, MJ!

  7. Happy anniversary to DCTR! Permanent is beautiful. Will have to watch as many videos from this one as possible…

  8. What a fantastic anniversary concert.

    3,300 people went to this concert. Awesome!

    Congratulations David Cook!

  9. Along with Heroes which I thought should have been a single, Avalanche is one of my favorite songs on the album. I love it. :)

  10. 3,300 people went to this concert

    plus some 400+ cellcast listeners. Truly an epic concert. Not only did DC and the Anthemic play the album from start to finish, but they changed up a number of the songs, specifically the beautiful Avalanche and DC pulling out the acoustic guitar for Light on the Moon. AND they came back from the encore with 4 songs, including the terrific new song, Make Believe. What a night! 16 songs – at show #146 no less!

  11. Listening to the Avalanche performance now… one of my favorite songs on the album, and I love when it is just David singing it so you can focus on that voice. Love it, love it. Permanent is beautiful… ah, hell, this was an amazing show, lucky peeps who got to go! What a great year – happy anniversary, Mr. Cook and your fabulous band :)

  12. That was a good way to celebrate one year of album.
    The regular album songs, one pre-album song, one post-album song and a cover.
    Life On The Moon is one of my least favorite songs, but I love it acoustic, since he did it on Sirius. I love Andy’s harmonies on it too.
    And Avalanche is gorgeous.

    LOL So much for vocal rest, after the show he was talking to the fans at the buses.

    Just posting this video here, because I love it Straight Ahead
    I can’t wait for IDIFY video.

  13. Congrats again to Cookie and his marvelous band. By the way, his fans had #davidcookthealbum trending for 6 hours on Twitter.

  14. OMG, we haven’t heard Permanent since May when he performed at AI finale. Beautiful! Congrats, David Cook, I am so proud of you.

  15. I love Straight Ahead… makes me smile to think about big-dreaming pre-Idol David. Plus I love his walkabouts… even when one was him getting trapped by the “shitters” in VA Beach. Hee.

    I watched the Permanent video posted above on HD and blown up to my full screen… very nice. That part where the band kicks in… gives me chills every time, then followed by those notes that he hits… *sniff*. Blown up on my monitor like that you can really watch the emotions on his face. Love him.

  16. Happy Anniversary to the little album that could. *tear* I’ve already waxed poetic in the old headlines thread, so I’ll just say what a fantastic tribute to a fantastic freshman record. A gorgeous stripped down Avalanche, revisiting Permanent…dreamy sigh. I hope someone grabbed ADAM and KOTN too, cuz my favorite section of the album captured in video would be the perfect souvenir. I could watch the vids in order and pretend I was there. What, is that weird? Whatevs. So jealous of and happy for the peeps who were there.

  17. I have a shameful secret…Avalanche is my least favorite song on the record. What he did with it last night though? So beautiful. It actually made me gasp and hold my breath.

    It’s been a great year to be a David Cook fan and I can’t wait to see what the future brings for David…nothing but great things I’m sure.

  18. Happy anniversary to the # one Idol for me. Great year, more to come. WTG Cookie and the band…Awesome singing.Thanks for bringing us along.

  19. I could watch the vids in order and pretend I was there. What, is that weird? Whatevs. So jealous of and happy for the peeps who were there.

    LOL, I just watched Declaration… good place to start to watch them in order :)

    SO jealous. What an awesome show.

  20. Wow…I am surprised at howgreat his voice sounds after so many concerts. I saw him live 3 weeks ago, and the audio does that boy no justice. He has a powerful voice, and presence. He is also doing a fantastic job with that guitar of his…he is gorgeous in person as well.

  21. Can’t listen yet because I’m at work, but just had to log in to say how excited I was to see this posted on the front page. Thanks MJ!
    A year later, I still love DCTR, the songs are still fresh to my ears, and my love for DC has not diminished in the least. While I can’t wait to hear new material from him, it’s wonderful to take a minute (or a day, once I get sucked in by YouTube goodness) and appreciate what he has already accomplished and the wealth of good music we already got from him (I’m counting AH and his entire back catalog, even if this post is DCTR-specific).

    In short, I love DCTR, and I love being a DC fan. Now let this workday be over already…

  22. 1 year wow. When I listened last night it was like listening for the first time ever. It was freaking awesome. So congrats David on the great record and here is to DCTR2.

  23. I had temporarily forgotten how wonderful Cook is. Just give him a guitar and he can go anywhere and entertain everybody. Like my two faves this year, David Cook is adorableness hottie too.

  24. Was at this concert. Coolest idea ever to play the album start to finish. But then David is always doing the unexpected. So much fun! Loved hearing Permanent. The audience was so quiet through the whole song – very touching. Cover of Shattered Dreams was awesome. Loved the new songs too! Can’t wait for the next album and the next tour. Wouldn’t miss it!

  25. Was at this concert.

    Is very very jealous. JK, thanks for sharing. :D

    Damn, I’m even sorry I missed the cellcast, and I usually hate those. I just hope every song from last night makes its way to YouTube, because this…

    I could watch the vids in order and pretend I was there.

    Is exactly what I’m planning to do.

  26. Thank you for the thread, MJ – I don’t have enough superlatives for the videos I’ve seen so far, and I know that’s just the tip of the iceberg. WTF!Cook strikes again, with an awesome Anniversary Show!

    And Thank You, David – because here is the ‘Live! in Concert’ album that TPTB were too dunderheaded to give us for Christmas…even if it’s gonna be DIY. Choosing which audio will be the hardest part. Over one year later, and David Cook still owns my playlists. Looking forward to what happens next!

  27. Gingerly–just wanted to state I really like DC song “Permanent”..

  28. I too am hoping to watch the video of each song in order. I too wish the label would put together a live concert album.

    But I’m grateful for these bits and pieces — just wish I didn’t have to wait until tonight to watch them!

    DC FTMFW!

  29. I could watch the vids in order and pretend I was there.

    Is exactly what I’m planning to do.

    I did that once. I went all out to pretend I was there. I even turned off the lights. Sadly I’ve never been to a concert for 2 reasons. The first being I can’t afford it, and second being my parents don’t understand my Cookification. But when move out I’ll definitely make up for it!: ~D

  30. Epic CD and anniversary concert! Thank you David and the Anthemic!

  31. I could watch the vids in order and pretend I was there.

    Is exactly what I’m planning to do.

    Yes, I’m going to do the same thing. I already have 9 complete concerts loaded on my I-Touch (with the songs in order, some with downloaded videos), what’s one more?

  32. I took “lofty” as aspirational. It’s very ambitious to do the entire album straight through plus add a few songs for the encore. So yeah, IMO, it was lofty.

    But to answer your question, yes, I think this was David’s idea. He had gone to a Springsteen concert a few weeks prior. David is also friends with Stevie Van Zandt.

  33. poporange
    11/19/2009 at 1:06 pm

    Gingerly’“just wanted to state I really like DC song ‘Permanent’ ..

    Woohoo, lol. I love the song…I truly do, but I hate seeing him perform it in concert. There’s so much pain for him involved with that song that it breaks my heart. I’ve seen him perform it before and after Adam passed. It’s just painful. Having it danced to on Canadian SYTYCD was amazing however.

  34. I just finished listening to the videos and am officially jealous of everyone there. That voice is so powerful and beautiful. I want a full acoustic concert someday please!

  35. Thanks MJ and videographers! Great great stuff. I love YouTube for making it possible to see bits of this super memorable gig!

  36. Congrats to those who were able to attend. I’m so happy for you (and beyond jealous!)

  37. Really enjoyed watching all those – thank you. Cannot wait to see David and the band live again in less than 2 weeks!

  38. This was an epic (in every meaning of the word) show. But I happen to think that the epic has been brought in many shows, and that’s exactly what makes the shows keep selling out or close to selling out. David Cook can bring epic in so many ways. Whether it be new songs or new arrangements, I think he understands that stagnant doesn’t help him. The people I love the most in concert are those who can bring something new or change up something old such that you never know what you’ll get. This band is one of those who impresses me most in that regard. They understand the value of YouTube and how you can’t keep doing it the same. They understand the value of a fresh concert. They understand that they can get some of the same fans who are yearning for something that has been done but hasn’t been seem in the same light.

  39. I freaking loving David Cook and absolutely adore Cookwood. David Cook was in an interview and was asked about Carrie Underwood:

    Of all the other “Idol” alums, you have connected more with Carrie Underwood; you’ll be on her Christmas special on Dec. 7 on Fox. Why have you two become such fast friends?

    A: We both kind of lived in the Tulsa area for a while. She’s from Checotah and I lived in Tulsa. I don’t know. It’s one of those random things. We’re two people who met each other who happen to get along. She’s been amazing. She’s made herself available. Someone of her stature has no reason to do that. She calls me Cookie, and I call her Ms. Underwood. And it’ll probably stay that way until I reach her level.

    OMG Carrie calls David Cookie and he calls her Ms.Underwood. This is too freaking cute, hot and sexy. Cookwood IMO is just pure chemistry, heat and sexiness and should have their own variety show. They just sizzle anywhere together. Isn’t that adorable Carrie calls David Cookie and he calls her Ms. Underwood. Here is the link to the interview:

    http://www.freep.com/article/20091112/ENT04/911120306/1035/ENT/5-questions-with-David-Cook-rock-singer-and-guitarist

  40. Thank you MJ for this wonderful thread, and congratulations to David Cook and the Anthemic.

  41. I’m really digging Make Believe. The bridges are beautiful. The whole thing is actually gorgeous IMO.

  42. Cannot wait to see David and the band live again in less than 2 weeks!

    Make my job pay me NOW so I can get tickets, dammit! I gotta be there!

  43. One year indeed. I still remember how excited I was, I know that it wasn’t right to expect another masterpiece like Analogue Heart, but well, at least there are a couple of tunes I like. And even though I don’t like the album, I think I’d really love to see David live.

  44. I think I’d really love to see David live.

    I think you’d love him live. His charisma and voice… well, the album is kinda ruined for me after seeing him live so many times :) .

  45. alxsavage – everything about Cook and his music better live. I think I like his album more than you did, but, seriously live the music is just at another better level

  46. Alxsavage, David and the Anthemic Live is a whole different album, IMO.

    Maybe the way it might have been without the crazy counterproductive rushed process that all the top two have to deal with. Maybe because the music that David and the Anthemic deliver on stage is really amazing to experience. That’s why the concerts are so addictive – and why a Live album is wished for by so many.

    I’m going tomorrow night, my last for this tour…and I highly recommend, to anyone who has the opportunity, grab it with both hands.

  47. I have a feeling his second album will be more like Analog Heart. With hearing Make Believe and hearing reports Neal F’ing Tiemann will be doing more writing. Well, all that just makes me more and more excited as the year drags on. And from seeing tubies I would agree that he is better live. (Remember that’s how he won AI, with excellent live performances).

  48. He says ‘lofty’  idea?

    Lofty is another word for brevity in Cookieland.

  49. Lofty is another word for brevity in Cookieland.

    As long as it isn’t absurd :)

    And, BTW, I found myself calling things absurd the other day and it made me laugh. I never use that word, lol. I’m often flabbergasted, but things aren’t generally absurd.

  50. And, BTW, I found myself calling things absurd the other day and it made me laugh. I never use that word, lol. I’m often flabbergasted, but things aren’t generally absurd.

    Me too. I’ve also caught myself calling things “a trip”. Thanks to him I also became addicted to Oreos. I ate them when I was younger, but now I eat them more. Sooo yah. Confessional time is over.

  51. I was cleaning up my iPod a bit and I couldn’t find some new songs so I sorted it by how many times songs have been played… then I had to peek and see what I listen to the most. I guess I should be embarassed at how much I listen to Cookie’s stuff, lol. Including some of the Idol stuff. (Interestingly, and a side note, the other Idol stuff that I listen to a lot outside of David’s from that season is Brooke’s “Love is a Battlefield” and Jason Castro’s “I Don’t Want to Cry.”)

  52. Thanks for the thread, mj, and thanks to all of you kind folks who took video and posted links here.

    It’s so hard to believe it’s been a year already, but I’m so impressed with how David just gets up every day and does the difficult work required to maintain longevity in a brutal business. It’s very gratifying to see such a genuinely good person do so well and be surrounded by friends who have his back, as he has theirs. I’ll never forget that cynical comment Simon Cowell made at David’s audition about “no friends ever” wanting what’s best for you. I think David has proved Simon wrong on that one.

    It’s kinda funny to read how others didn’t care for the original versions of “Life on the Moon” and “Avalanche,” two of my favorites from the record, but it reminds me that there was enough solid stuff on the album that most fans could find something they liked. But, without a doubt, David Cook Live is the way to go. Hoping we get that Live EP with “Cookified” versions of his own songs one of these days! Maybe the twitterverse can get that going? :-)

  53. Oh, been meaning to ask this FOREVER: How long have the other Idol winners toured with their first albums? Do they all do 146 shows coming off the Idol tour? And is this a precedent David has set for subsequent winners?

    I cant wait to read how much David’s shows netted over the past year. I think it will have been pretty substantial, all things considered.

  54. Congratulations David Cook on the one year anniversary of your beautiful platinum record.

    And this is what Carrie Underwood said recently about David:

    “We sound really good together, point blank,” she says. He also lived briefly in Tulsa, and she likes that. “Out of all the people that have been on Idol, he’s my best friend.”

  55. Avalance isn’t even one of my favorite songs but wow. That rendition was unbelievable. Also happy to hear him playing LOTM acoustic. I love that song. Thanks for the thread MJ!

  56. Ugh, jeez, Cookie – I like you enough, I don’t need you to tweet about my beloved soccer, too. Hee! (and, BTW, Ireland did get effing robbed)

    Sorry, random :)

    thedavidcook:
    Sorry, France. Ireland got robbed with that handball…

  57. Happy Anniversary! :)
    What an amazing year it has been for David! I can’t wait to see what the next year will bring.

  58. Do they all do 146 shows coming off the Idol tour? And is this a precedent David has set for subsequent winners?

    He broke the record way back. (I did have to look that up, but I also knew where to find it. So, still sad. Heh.) Frankly, over 140 shows in a year is a lot for ANY new act.

    I would imagine that it’s probably going to be awhile before anyone challenges him for the “longest AI debut tour crown.” (Nor would it necessarily be the best approach for any given future tour; everyone’s rollout is different.)

    As for gross revenue, I imagine it was safely into the multi-millions, but not record setting. The high-profile fair and festival shows were probably countered somewhat by the large amount of college venues at the beginning, and the “average” club show grossed around $30K I think. When it comes to net figures: the venues still take a decent chunk, and touring is expensive. I’m sure the boys made their money, but they aren’t buying Bugattis off of the residual.

  59. It’s hard to believe it’s been a year already. Time really does go by in a hurry! I had my CD on preorder from Wal-Mart and had to have my instant gratification from i-tunes. LOL It was worth the wait though. Thanks for posting these awesome vids mj! :)

  60. Hoping we get that Live EP with ‘Cookified’  versions of his own songs one of these days! Maybe the twitterverse can get that going?

    Hmmm…so Cook says it’s too soon for a full length live album. Which, disregarding that the concert last night seemed like such a special moment in time that it should have been preserved with purdy professional recordings, is fine I suppose. But I’m wondering, how expensive can it be to slap together a live acoustic EP of a few select songs and sell it on iTunes to hold us over until DCTR2 drops? Hook Dave and the boys up with MTV Unplugged or something. Come on, 19, RCA, someone get onboard with this. It seems like Mraz is putting out a live something or other all the time. [/wishful thinking]

  61. Bootstar, counting tonight, there are nine shows remaining to the end of the tour, on December 2nd. That will make 155 shows…and then the two shows for New Years…the 30th and the 31st.

    If the tour had stopped in April, I would have seen only one show…because they kept extending, kept on selling so many tickets, tomorrow will be my fifth – but none of them were expensive, IMO, $12 to $45. The audiences at my shows ranged from 1000 to 10,000. Next tour, I have no idea – so I’m starting a fund now, because I’ll be there.

    The really unique thing I’ve noticed is that they still keep changing the songs, adding improvements, each show has something different going on….and except for two, when Monty came in to play Bass and got up to speed, always a different set list.
    Always a reason to see it one more time.

  62. OMG. I haven’t been able to follow along here lately…and I can’t watch vids at work anymore…I’m going to CRY cause I can’t watch these NOW! I only got to see 2 shows on this epic fantabulous inf’ingcredible David Cook & The Anthemic tour. WAH. I was listening to my long list of David Cook faves as I started reading all this and “Declaration” came on right when I started. Yes, almost 2 years since Cook crashed into my living room via AI and I am STILL infatuated obsessed in-luv. Not only with him but with this BAND, these guys who write and play and sing together. They just burn it down and leave it on the stage. I agree, I SO want a live album, a tour DVD!, MORE MORE MORE COOK & The Anthemic, please. I haven’t seen “Permanent” live…I’d probably just slide into the floor in tears. “Avalanche” is my secret guilty pleasure. “A Daily AntheM” makes me SING ALONG, loudly, and tear up. Live “Straight Ahead” gives me goosebumps, whether I’m there or listening to the recording. Hot for Teacher, IJDIYAT, Little Lies, Breathe Tonight, My Last Request, The Truth, Fall Back Into Me, Searchlights…I wanna hear and see them ALL live. Someday. Maybe, if I’m LUCKY as hell.

    Sigh. Gotta get home and watch all these. Best wishes and much love to all you lovely Cook fans who share. And of course to David Cook, Neal F’ingtiemann, Andy Skib, Kyle Peek, and Monty Anderson. And Joey. Love. You. Men. All of you. Love you MOST, David! hee.

  63. I SO want a live album, a tour DVD!, MORE MORE MORE COOK & The Anthemic, please.

    YES! Are you listening RCA? You’re missing out on money! I’ve heard you like money a little bit, RCA.

  64. But I’m wondering, how expensive can it be to slap together a live acoustic EP of a few select songs and sell it on iTunes to hold us over until DCTR2 drops?

    I’m thinking not very expensive. The Swell Season (Glen Hansard, Marketa Irglova and the Frames) are touring right now to promote their new album, Strict Joy, and I purposely didn’t listen to the extra, live, tracks from the Deluxe version of the album (31 tracks!) because I didn’t want to spoil my show. Their show in Philly was awesome, but the deluxe version of the album was of the ENTIRE current show (except one solo performed by their fabulous violinist, who is promoting his own solo release) and included several songs I didn’t hear at my show. The live tracks from Strict Joy include all the banter, etc., and are among the most amazing things I’ve ever listened to in my life. (Seriously, if you liked Kris Allen’s version of “Falling Slowly,” you have to hear this album.) I normally don’t care for banter on my live albums (gets old fast), but Glen Hansard and David Cook (and Jason Mraz) are great at it.

    If they don’t release a live album, maybe the deluxe version of David’s next album will include a full concert like last night’s, including banter.

  65. 9 shows left?! :( :( Ugh. It’s all starting to hit me now the never ending tour will be over soon. What a gift this tour has been.

  66. I took ‘lofty’  as aspirational. It’s very ambitious to do the entire album straight through plus add a few songs for the encore. So yeah, IMO, it was lofty.

    But to answer your question, yes, I think this was David’s idea. He had gone to a Springsteen concert a few weeks prior. David is also friends with Stevie Van Zandt.

    Right. But one doesn’t normally ascribe such a characteristic to one’s own ideas.

  67. Thanks for this thread, MJ, and for the extra links, wordnerdarchie.

    That Permanent performance was great, as usual. However, I’m glad he does not play this particular song often. From the start, I’ve viewed the song as sacred/extraordinary and performances of it should be reserved for rare occasions.

    Cool jacket, Cook looks nice.

    David has worked so hard these past two years.

  68. Right. But one doesn’t normally ascribe such a characteristic to one’s own ideas.

    One also doesn’t normally use the word “ambiguity” for “anonymity” or “brevity” for…whatever the hell it is he means by it.

    We hadn’t have a good Cookaprop in awhile. So we were due. [grin]

    (I do think he means “challenging/intimidating” when he uses that. It had the same read in another interview.)

  69. Right. But one doesn’t normally ascribe such a characteristic to one’s own ideas.

    I think it was his way of giving kudos to the whole band. He didn’t stand up there and perform 16 songs by himself. And who knows whose idea it was. Maybe it was Neal’s. Maybe it was a group decision. He didn’t say it was *his* lofty idea, just that it was a lofty idea.

  70. No glitz, no dancers, no OTT costumes, just a musician and his band who step on the stage and bring it. David and friends have worked their asses off for the success they have achieved. Onwards and upwards.
    Love David Cook. That is all

  71. In the dictionary lofty means “of imposing height”. I read that as ambitious. But I don’t really care. lol

    I can’t believe he wore that jacket all night. He usually gets too hot after the first song, and takes it off. But I flove that jacket. Black is generally a color that looks good on him IMO. Geez I’m shallow.

  72. I’d be remiss if I didn’t link to A Daily AntheM and Bar Ba Sol. I have not yet seen a video for Kiss on the Neck. If anyone has, please post. :)

    For those not familiar with the page that has organized all of the Declaration Tour’s concert stops this Bookmark is a great source for Cook concert videos.

  73. OMG, I just watched the Bar Ba Sol video. Everyone has to watch this video just for the banter. LOL

  74. Avalanche was not my favorite in the album but it is here. The way they re-crafted it as beautiful and haunting.

  75. [A] musician and his band who step on the stage and bring it. David and friends have worked their asses off for the success they have achieved. Onwards and upwards.

    THIS. Listening to “Anodyne” live now, with DC singing lead. I have not ceased to be amazed, over the last 2 years or so, every time I listen to him sing. I sure wish I’d been listening longer. Well I got here as fast as I could, Mr. Cook. If you’d called and told me you were playing solo acoustic gigs in Tulsa, I’d have shown up. ANYWHO, we’ve got you now, boy-o! I am holding my breath til I’m blue (haha) for more, always, but I also want them to ENJOY this, enjoy their lives, drink plenty of fluids (haha again), and get plenty of rest.

    They are so…fun? energetic? amazing!…live. Oh there’s that soaring, rip-your-heart-out voice on “Searchlights.” Gawd. I KNOW I’m not the only one he gets to. He just puts himself out there, the whole band does actually, and it WORKS. They CONNECT. We connect. I’m caught off-guard still by the vulnerability, the heart-on-his-sleeve-ness of Cook. And Neal Badboy F’ingtiemann. And what a voice Andy has too, for writing AND singing.

    I so relate to these guys as I so do NOT relate to, say, Taylor Swift. That’s it! I love Cook because of his relate-ability. Yeah. Uh huh. Sure. OK I don’t even know the man…ah well. My loss. I’ll have to settle for records and concerts and DVDs and tubeys and pics from my fellow Cookified fans. And the all too occasional LIVE show I can get to. Sigh.

  76. Ugh. It’s all starting to hit me now the never ending tour will be over soon. What a gift this tour has been.

    I know, I’m hopefully going to the last show on 12/2 and… waaaaah! I don’t want it to end, lol. What a fun ride.

    OMG, I just watched the Bar Ba Sol video. Everyone has to watch this video just for the banter.

    He’s like… RevivalDave. I love his banter. He’s such a goof!

  77. Wow! Just a quick flyby post for me to say THANK YOU David and MJ and everyone else responsible for capturing and posting this anniversary special. I’ve not had time to watch and enjoy (and cry, I’m betting…) but I SO look forward to doing so when I have a block of time, probably this weekend!

    What a special time…. CAN’T WAIT to watch/listen to Avalanche especially!! Thanks again, Everyone~

  78. OMG, I just watched the Bar Ba Sol video. Everyone has to watch this video just for the banter. LOL

    He’s like’ ¦ RevivalDave. I love his banter. He’s such a goof!

    Haha. I went to a church revival once and that is exactly how the man sounded. Anyways, that banter is hillarious. “Remember that time when I sat on you?” LMAO.

  79. One of the “problems” may be that DC is something of a control freak and a perfectionist, and I say that only in the most complimentary way. (The more control he has over his own recordings, the better, I say.) So I guess I have my doubts that he’d want to slap something together. Plus, he’s after bigger fish than just the already-fans like me who will buy anything he puts out. Dammit. :) This is total ass-talk on my part, of course. Watch him slap together a live cd and put it out tomorrow. And watch me not complain if he does.

  80. Carolinacharms,

    I believe that DC was using then term “lofty”, in the same sense that one might use the term “ambitious”. And it WAS an ambitious idea to play the whole album, IMO. In any event, I don’t believe that it is unacceptable to admit upon occasion that you had a really good idea. And coming from a man as unfaillingly gracious, humble and hard-working as David Cook, I think that it is a forgivable “offense”. LOL.

  81. I do think he means ‘challenging/intimidating’  when he uses that. It had the same read in another interview.

    I think I figured out the method to the madness. Maybe his brain works in images and metaphors. So, follow along: lofty, by actual definition, can mean giving rise to a great height, which conjurs an image of something being way up high, and if something’s way up high you’d have to be struggling to reach it, which in turn could be a metaphor for the overall feeling of having to try really hard to achieve something worthwhile that might be out of reach, and when a goal makes you feel as if you’re trying really hard to achieve it, it’s best described as challenging. And voila, in Cookspeak, lofty becomes a synonym for challenging. :D (ETA: I didn’t either, really, Keel. I keed because I love.)

  82. Heh. For once, I am in agree-ance (heh) with Mr. Cook on his word choice on that one. I had no problems at all understanding what he meant by lofty idea/goal. Great vids for this entire concert by the way.

  83. Ahh, sunchick I feel the same way. Cookspeak is hard to learn at first, but rewarding. Before him I never said absurd, “it’s a trip”, lofty, or the like.

    Dude, I flove flove that Avalanche. I hurt my arm flailing (then again it was already sore from the tetnus shot I got yesterday.)

  84. Thanks for posting the vids, mj! And congrats to David for his album’s one year anniversary :) I love the album but listening to David and the Anthemic performing the songs live is a whole different thing. Haven’t been to a show myself (living too far away) but have watched and listened to many, many videos from this tour. Awesome music, not to mention hilarious banters! David’s a showman and a rockstar through and through and has put together an amazing band :)

    BTW, according to Mediabase’s Top 15 albums of chart year 2009, DCTR is #13, making it the only record from a new artist that made the list!

    \o/ Rock on, David!

  85. Wordnerdarchie, just want to say THANK YOU for bringing all these vids over. Truly, I don’t know if I would have had the energy to go scour the interwebz for all of them, but you make it very easy to watch this show start to finish – just the way it was meant to be watched.

    <3

  86. Jolene, you’re welcome. I had lots of time today, since I’m recovering from one of those viral colds and didn’t have to work. It was fun.

    I’m still waiting for a full I Did it For You to show up, but it’s been elusive.

  87. Am I missing something? Why can’t a lofty idea be one’s own?

    Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become. ‘” James Allen (1864-1912)

  88. BTW, according to Mediabase’s Top 15 albums of chart year 2009, DCTR is #13, making it the only record from a new artist that made the list!

    Sweet! The band sure has worked their tails off.

  89. I’m late to the party, but Happy Anniversary DCTR, and David Cook!

    Avalanche was beautiful over the cellcast last night, so I was really looking foward to videos. Gorgeous, gorgeous. Still hard to watch him sing Permanent, but it was pretty mesmerizing.

    He’s incredible.

    Oh yeah, leaving in an hour to see Mr. David Cook in concert tonite. Woo to the Hoo!!

  90. For old time’s sake, check out where it all started, with the Audition.

    I don’t think I want to admit how many times I’ve watched that, lol!

  91. For old time’s sake, check out where it all started, with the Audition.

    That noise his mother made….haha. Beth like flipped out. Simon clearly said “worthy” (aka smug), and that makes me annoyed when people think he’s smug. But I, like tierbee, would be ashamed to admit how many times I have watched it.

  92. Am I missing something? Why can’t a lofty idea be one’s own?

    Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become. ‘” James Allen (1864-1912)

    So . . . if you don’t dream lofty dreams, what’s the point in dreaming?

  93. Great lighting!

    Cook really is genius at marketing himself and his music. With him I’m sure it was also an artistic and emotional decision, but still a great move. He really is the best winner they’ve had in so many ways. I really do wish I liked this album more.

    Love the live version of Avalanche. After eating up those “banter” vids I’m totally seeing him next time he comes through.

  94. Avalanche isn’t one of my favorites one the album, but that version last night was just sublime. So open, so intense. Amazing.
    Also Make Believe is quite the earworm.

  95. Thanks for posting the videos, mj. That performance of Permanent gave me goose bumps

    And aww, this is so sweet — for David, the band, the fans and, well, me. *g*

    I discovered David 2 days before the album dropped — spent those two days scouring youtube for AI clips, then bought the CD the first day it was out. It’s still playing in my car, one year later. Jeez, I’ve been down this rabbit hole a whole year! It’s so easy to see why some of you have been here a lot longer. It’s pretty down here. : ) And the music is *awesome*.

    Congrats to everyone!

    ETA: When I saw that tweet I thought oh boy, he is so going to get called out on that. Me, I don’t care — it’s not the usual usage of the word, but I understood exactly what he meant.

    Keel
    So . . . if you don’t dream lofty dreams, what’s the point in dreaming?

    LOL Exactly!

  96. Thank you mj, for the thread, and the videos. I’ve been to 5 of David’s shows this year, and I would give up half of them to have been at last nights show. Even watching it on YouTube after the fact, I can see it was an awesome show.

    Love him more today than I did when he won. I listened to DCTR again for the first time in a long time yesterday in celebration, and the songs are all still so good, but what he and the guys have done with them in concert is just out of this world. They are such great live performers. Kudos to David, Neal, Andy, Monty (& Joey) and Kyle for a kickass Declaration Tour 2009. Here’s to great things in 2010 and beyond. You can be sure I’ll be along for the ride!

  97. I am a bit late posting here, because I am in a complete “Daveover trance” from being at the most amazing and special David Cook concert ever! The crowd lost their sh*t when he said they were going to do the entire album. David’s voice was complete perfection last night. David had us in the palm of his hands and kept us there the entire night as he performed song after song brilliantly. You could feel his soul last night. This man and his most amazing band left it all on the stage last night. Between the VOICE and his genuine and heartfelt appreciation for his fans, David put on a show that was beyond my expectations. We were taken on an emotional rollercoaster last night, and it is a ride I will never forget. I have no words for the beauty of Avalanche and Lie. People were crying and hugging during Permanent, and the audience showed their reverence with silence as he sang this masterpiece. We all knew we were getting to hear something very very special and rare. He ended the show high up in the crowd looking down at all his adoring fans waving and looking up to him. Many have talked about this man being a rock star, but last night I felt I was witnessing a rock legend. His voice is that amazing live. Happy Anniversary Cookie!

  98. I wonder if Cook would be scrutinized like this if he hadn’t declared he was word nerd. Maybe, I guess I’ll never know.

    Nothing beats being a Cook fan right now. With this new year on the horizon. We have a 2nd album to look forward to and in the
    more recent future a Regis & Kelly and EMHE appearance. I can’t wait to see him on my television again.

  99. Laurie thanks for the recap what an amazing show. It is one I wish I was at. Lucky you. Great recap.

  100. Love him more today than I did when he won.

    Yes. The flaily love that I had for him when the confetti fell has deepened into sincere respect for the way he has handled his career this past year. I think Ryan really had it right in his intro to Cook’s AI Experience performance last February. This was the day before he started the marathon mystery tour:

    There is a gentleman I want to bring out for you right now, and his band, who is a class act. He is a guy that is a terrific musician, he has terrific character, incredible work ethic. He is…a true American Idol. Ladies and gentlemen please welcome David Cook

    2009 was really a hell of a good year for David Cook. And its usually a hell of a lot of fun being a David Cook fan. Thanks Dave, and congrats dude. Couldn’t happen to a better guy.

  101. sunchick

    I could watch the vids in order and pretend I was there. What, is that weird?

    Hah. I just did it, and own my weirdness. A beginning to end watch is totally worth the time and effort.

    Man, he and the band have made a feast of these songs. Like I mentioned, I listen to the album often and I love it, but the familiar changes made over the course of the tour, along with new! awesome! changes made just last night make me love every song even more, including my few non-faves.

    And how much do I love that he ended with Straight Ahead? SO much.

    I bet he had to take more than a minute just to breathe after this show.

  102. Looking back at a year can’t believe how well this record has stood up to repeat listening. A lot of it was the amazing live shows, the development of the band, the reaching beyond the album to work in long ago material from his indie days, or songs in progress that didn’t make the record, or his speciality of clever, insanely fun covers…

    Man, he and the band have made a feast of these songs.

    ITA the way everything kept evolving and evolving. I made it to 4 shows widely spaced (Nov 08 in NYC, 1 winter, 1 spring, and Sept 09) and each of them had unique and unexpected stuff to them.

  103. I also have been to shows that were widely spaced from AC to Phoenix. Every show was different and special in it’s own way. And when it comes to the record my favorite songs have changed and I have come to appreciate songs like Mr. Sensitive more and more. It is a complicated song and the way that David sings it live helped me come to love it.

  104. Awesome that he did this. I had hoped that he would do this ever since hearing that he had attended one of the Springsteen concerts doing a full album straight through. [And, yes, if you are inspired by Springsteen to do something, it might be a “lofty” inspiration.]

    Thank you for the thread, MJ, thank you to everyone for bringing over the videos and for taking the videos, thank you to everyone (especially sunchick and keel) for bringing the funny, thank you to gingerly, Laurie, et al, for the recaps, and thank you to LadyM for bringing over that quote from Ryan. It’s been a great year. I listened to DCTR (as recorded) earlier, and yeah, it definitely holds up. And I can’t wait to listen to Live DCTR straight through, too.

  105. His last few shows have been so incredible – including tonight’s (via cellcast) – now I’m even more sorry the tour’s ending…

  106. Oh wow! I finally go to listen to these videos. Amazing. That Avalanche was something else. A real departure, a very introspective performance. Glad the audience let him explore that song with that mood and they didn’t kill eagles during it.

  107. ladymadonna, that’s a fantastic quote by Ryan. I didn’t remember that.
    Reminds me of what DJs have said of how hard he works. It’s good to see others also aknowledging that, and not just us, fans.
    David is a guy who dreams really big, but he sure knows he has to work to get what he wants. When he wrote A Daily AntheM having thousands of people singing along with him was just a dream, and look at it now.

    I’m gonna miss the tour but I can’t wait for the next album. I’d love him to see him playing bigger venues for the next tour.
    And a year later, still loving the record. I’ve listened to some live versions more than the originals, lol, but I still love those originals.

  108. There is a gentleman I want to bring out for you right now, and his band, who is a class act. He is a guy that is a terrific musician, he has terrific character, incredible work ethic. He is’ ¦a true American Idol. Ladies and gentlemen please welcome David Cook

    That really says it all doesn’t it?

    Much as I like the album (and I do), it’s been facinating to watch Dave and the band evolve these songs over the course of the tour. I think every song is stronger now than it was when it was originally recorded, and that makes me very excited and hopeful for the next record.

    Last night was a terrific way to celebrate the anniversary of DCTR. And while Rockingout!Dave is my favorite Dave, it is wonderful to also get a chance to hear him sing something simple and lovely and heartfelt from time to time. That Avalanche is absolutely gorgeous.

    Thanks MJ for thread and to all who brought over videos.

  109. I had typed out a long analytical post regarding David Cook fandom and why he deserves to succeed and somehow the website timed out. So I will just say, I would have sacrificed my first born male child, if I had one, to have been at that concert. I love David Cook and cannot quit him however much I would like to. Thanks for the videos.

  110. I think Ryan really had it right in his intro to Cook’s AI Experience performance last February. This was the day before he started the marathon mystery tour:

    And of course I had to watch that… and then I had to watch his performance with Carrie. Hell, while I’m *completely* nostalgic I’ll just go watch… everything. LOL!

    When he wrote A Daily AntheM having thousands of people singing along with him was just a dream, and look at it now.

    I love that. When they did it in the Philippines… wow. I know he dreams big (and lofty – love him) but… I can’t imagine even David dreamed *that* big.

    And of course I gotta bring *that* YouTubey over.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nj3TCZQsO_o

    Sigh. What a year. I’m so going to the 12/2 show. I just gotta. One more adventure, vascot? Anyone else here going?

  111. I love David Cook and cannot quit him however much I would like to.

    lydia, I totally hear you :)

  112. You guys are all making me so nostalgic! I’m just gonna go watch everything like tierbee.

    I heard Neal got a new guitar he debuted tonight. Can anyone confirm that?

  113. Incipit
    11/20/2009 at 12:25 am
    Seriously, Neal tweeted about a new guitar on November 11th ‘“ and this twitpic is from tonight ‘“ http://twitpic.com/q6ulg ‘“ Neal’s new guitar

    Thanks. Dang that’s a pretty guitar. I mean that only in the manliest way possible.

  114. OMG! I heard there are only 9 concerts left in the Declaration Tour? I can’t believe we’re now in the countdown to The Abyss, y’all! *turns on bat signal*

    Group-huggers, I need you!!!!

  115. OMG! I heard there are only 9 concerts left in the Declaration Tour?

    I am in denial…

  116. OMG. I just saw Straight Ahead from last night. He walked through the crowd. Wow, the crowd was just fantastic. 3,300 people just sharing a very special night with a very special young artist and his band. Awesome. Just awesome.

    Onward and upward, indeed. What an amazing year it’s been for David Cook. Go Cook!

  117. Yes, I can’t quit Cook either! Nor do I want to! lol! With all of his talent and success, he could pull the rock star attitude, but he chooses to remain very down to earth and approachable. Love him! This has been an incredible tour for Cook and his fans.

  118. 2009 was really a hell of a good year for David Cook. And its usually a hell of a lot of fun being a David Cook fan. Thanks Dave, and congrats dude. Couldn’t happen to a better guy.

    So true, I attended my first David Cook headlining show (Jimmy Kimmel Live Concert) on Jan. 13, 2009 and will be at David Cook show on NYE, 2009. What a wonderful year for us David Cook fans. I love my fellow David Cook fans and I LOVE DAVID COOK!!

  119. So Dave was the Greenman again tonight with GRO! They stormed the stage dressed in costume during the last song of The Script’s set. Later somone (The Script or GRO or both) threw a ton of colored plastic balls on the stage in the middle of Man in the Box:

    @GRO: Team banna, monkey, captain america, green man! Thank you @thescript for lettin us take over heroes! http://twitpic.com/q6r5m

    @MinnTee: Green man was Dave. We saw Monty and Neal on side watching, Andy was doing video from side.

    @MinnTee: Bunches of small balls thrown on stage. Dave says ‘ Anarchy!’  / He juggled them! / http://twitpic.com/q6vyv – Balls on stage

    I absolutely love how much fun he’s having out there now. Think about the tension and sadness back in March as Adam’s condition became really clear. They were still great back then, but they are just so much looser on the stage now. I often quote Bull Durham and it reminds me of Annie Savoy’s line when the Bulls suddenly start winning: ‘for one extraordinary June and July, the Durham Bulls began playing baseball with joy, and verve, and poetry.’  That’s how I would describe David and the band on this leg. It’s like they found an extra gear or something.

    ETA: SashaB, that Straight Ahead video is killer. Opened up to full screen in HD, it’s like being at the show. Awesome.

  120. @GRO: Team banna, monkey, captain america, green man! Thank you @thescript for lettin us take over heroes! http://twitpic.com/q6r5m

    Hee!

    (((Keel))) ((((Group hugs all around))) I know I for one will really miss this tour when it ends. I’m thankful that I got to attend at least 1 show on this journey. Wish it could have been at least 1 more.

    I absolutely love how much fun he’s having out there now. Think about the tension and sadness back in March as Adam’s condition became really clear. They were still great back then, but they are just so much looser on the stage now.

    Those memories are just as vivid to me now as they were then. We ended up being the first stop on the tour after Dave’s 4-day absence. I have to admit I was a little nervous going into this show (especially knowing now what we thought was going on at the time which later did indeed turn out to be about Adam) and not knowing how emotinal he might be after spending those few days with Adam.

    We ended up getting a fantastic show. We were the largest crowd at that time that Dave had ever seen until of course he went with Archie to Manila. It was a show of epic proportions I’ll never forget.

    I hate to see the tour end, but I’m looking forward to DCTR2! :)

  121. Congratulations David Cook!!! Oh be still my heart, that acoustic Avalanche!!! That must have been one amazing concert! I’m so happy for him! He’ll always be my first fave ever!!! :) Wow, 1 year! To think, the best is yet to come!!

  122. I’m really crossing my fingers to see him live. He just needs to come to Mexico of course. I converted several people into Cookie fans last year, he is just so likable.

    BTW, hardcore Cook fans, has David ever performed Silver live on this tour? That’d be worth a plane ticket for me :).

  123. I was told yesterday morning that I shouldn’t expect much from last night’s show because I was at the epic anniversary show the night before. I wasn’t expecting it to have the same meaning as last night’s but I have to say it was amazing in its own right. I finally got to see Green River Ordinance and they’re a kick awesome band. I got Greenman, I got juggling, I got an amazing audience with whom to share the treat, I got Man in the Box and Make Me.

    So 4 shows later, I’ve had 4 amazing and different experiences. From being squished in the SRO first show at a college, to the beautiful park-like setting in Des Moines, to the casino in the 3rd row, to the concert hall in a box seat, each show has been different and and equally awesome in its own right.

    \start superficial I’ve seen him twice with a hat and twice without. I have to say regarding hats that the baseball cap is the best look for him but I’m absolutely fine with a knit hat…the trilby not so much. I’ve seen him twice with striped t’s, once with a jacket and once in converse. Dave, stripes that are up and down instead of roung and round are always much more flattering…/end superficial (maybe)

    I’ve seen all of the opening acts except for Crash Kings. I’ve experienced Joey and Monty. I’ve witnessed all of my ponies except for Anodyne (which they’ve only done 8 times).

    In the end, for me, it all boils down to the music. I’ve always gotten amazing music from DCATA. Their growth has been phenomenal from February to July to November. I’m just a happy camper and since it’s 2:30 here, I’m going to bed.

  124. David sang a little of “Silver” at the Pearl St Ballroom in Northampton, MA on 5/23/09 because someone sailed a paper airplane on stage with an ultimatum, and it made him laugh. I wouldn’t count on it happening again, though. Here’s a video with all the banter, the side bar has others with better sound, but no banter.

  125. It’s a funny thing being a ‘fan’ – or at least it is to me.

    You spend half your time loving something and half your time wondering whether it’s really as good as you think it is or whether you’re just seeing through a fan induced haze of wonderfulness.

    Watching the vids from this concert has got me right back within the haze: wonderful version of Avalanche and Life On The Moon. Hope they weave some more acoustic/semi acoustic into their set at some point, either on what remains of this tour or the next time round.

    Anyhow – it’s all reaffirmed that I do love this record! I love it just as much, but in different ways from the pre-idol stuff. The songs stand up to a year’s scrutiny and still have the power to move, both musically and emotionally.

    It’s been a great year as a DC fan – looking forward to the next!

  126. Grouphugger wellhesback checking in. There have been so many beautiful posts in this thread and I can just add my dittos to them all. I don’t know why but it gives me joy to see this group of musicians having fun with what they do so well up on stage. (Green Man! juggling!)

    I can’t quit David Cook either and I don’t think I want to

  127. I can’t quit David Cook either and I don’t think I want to

    DITTO!!

  128. gingerly, as someone who hasn’t seen Cook’s shows, and since you said you’ve experienced both Monty and Joey, is there any noticeable difference between Monty playing bass with the band or Joey playing bass with the band? Just honestly curious.

    Disclaimer: Like both Monty and Joey.

  129. is there any noticeable difference between Monty playing bass with the band or Joey playing bass with the band?

    I’m not gingerly but I’ve seen both too… it is hard to say since the band has gotten tighter over time playing-wise, but what I *have* noticed about Monty is he seems to get along so well with everyone and he seems to bring out the best in Andy in particular. Plus I just want to *smish* Monty, I think he’s the cutest thing with the best smile. There certainly has been no drop off in the quality of the performance once Monty got up to speed on the music.

    Just my one cent or so :)

  130. so glad to see good media reviews of Cookie after all this time.
    there’s one I read of the Hammond show and the Peoria show.

    I couldn’t tell any musical difference between Monty & Joey – but I must admit I was focused on the others when I saw them

  131. bluejeans, I think it’s really hard to tell. The tour music doesn’t highlight the bass enough to make a determination of who is better. I think they are both very good bassists. I like them both too.

  132. I haven’t seen Monty or Joey but from youtubes I think Monty seems to get along better. But that’s JMO. I wonder if David is actually going to replace Monty when all is said and done. Joey was a good bass player, but I don’t know how well he got along. On Twitter he is following all of the bandmembers except David. Plus he left a rock band to play for Selena Gomez. What’s up with that?

  133. Thanks guys for answering my question!

    I hope Monty stays in the band too. He seems to be good friends with everyone and brings a really good vibe to the band.

    I don’t know what’s the deal with Joey, though. The whole thing is weird and we’ll never really know the reason behind the SUDDEN change. He appears to remain good friends with the rest of the guys, though. So things can’t be that bad.

  134. Plus he left a rock band to play for Selena Gomez. What’s up with that?

    IKR? Selena Gomez and “The Scene”.
    Really?

  135. Wow. I’m speechless *tears*. Never been this invested as in this David Cook fandom before. Love him.

    David, thank you for the memories. Here’s to many many more!

  136. Plus he left a rock band to play for Selena Gomez. What’s up with that?

    That just made me giggle, lol. I don’t know that we’ll ever know why Joey left but… I sure love Monty!

  137. I don’t know how I missed this thread. OK, I do know, but I’m not gonna go there.

    How awesome it must have been to be in that audience. David is one of my top 3 favorites to come from this show.

    Every time I hear ‘Permanent’ I tear up. Watching him perform it reduces me to a sobbing mess at times. Such a powerful and gut wrenching song coming from deep within his soul. How generous of him to share that with us.

    Thank you for sharing the 1 year Anniversary with us.

  138. Heh. I can’t quit him either. And I do not wish I could. hahaha listening to All Right Now right now. Nice gi-tar, Dave! I just love the whole band more & more as we go along, along on the Cookcoaster, along we go! Thanks for the great ride since AI 2008, Mr. Cook.

    I too still listen to the whole DCTR, a year later. As someone else said, he still owns my playlists. Got Analog Heart, DCTR, Axium, MWK all filed under their own names AND Cook. Yes yes I don’t think I can go one day without listening to his voice, in some form or fashion, and maybe watching a (or more) video.

    I haven’t watched all the videos from this show so I must watch Straight Ahead tonight! I ffffffllloooooovvvveee that AVALANCHE. Just kill me now. That is heart-on-his-sleeve David at his best, IMO. But I expect he will continue to surprise us and suck us into Cookdom even further. I’m looking forward to whatever he brings next.

    Can we haz a tewer DVD, pleez? Oh wouldn’t that be SWEET? argh.

  139. Delurking to say — Can I get in on the group hug too? I’ve been lucky enough to see DC three times in concert but it just doesn’t feel like enough! lol I’ve listened to a ton off cellcasts and must admit that listening to Permanent on his 1 yr anniversary had me in tears during the cellcast. Very emotional for him and for us! So looking forward to his next record!!

  140. Well I was trying to be kind to Joey in my last comment. I was only asked who I thought was the better bass player. I wasn’t asked how stupid it was that Joey left DCATA to be part of Selena Gomez. I don’t know how it happened, and I honestly don’t even care that Joey left the band…his doing or anybody else’s. I think Monty adds to the band. He came in and did stand-in duty for 4 shows before they started changing the set list again. I doubt that’s very easy for anybody.

    Adding the fact that Monty is much closer to my age and it’s all good. I still don’t think, however, that their bass skills, as shown on tour, are very divergent. So in the end I prefer Monty, but it’s just my personal preference.

  141. Dave also owns most of my playlist. Heh. I keep trying to Cookify my brother, but I’m thinking it’s harder to Cookify a male. My brother likes only DCTR and nothing else by David. He doesn’t give it a chance. Lol. I did Cookify my sister though.

    I would like anything Cook sings though. Even the Barney song. I even love his Eddie Vedder voice from the old days.

  142. I was there at Northampton when he sang Silver, and I have to say, I never knew what “flail” meant before that moment, lol. I jumped up and down, and squee-ed so loud! I couldn’t believe my ears. It was my first DC&TA concert, too. How lucky was I? I find it amazing that Neal seemed to start playing the song before it looked like he could have seen the note! Those guys must have ESP with each other. *grin* And there is one video out there of Neal singing along with a big grin on his face. *Smishes Neal* Found it! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mN7ABMs4cfE&feature=related

    Yes, this year of following Cook has been so wonderful. I never got to meet him, to tell him thank you in person, but I guess my 5 shows were thank you enough. I’ve never done that for any other artist, would never even occur to me to see anyone more than once! Just can’t get enough of DC&TA. Love all those guys so much, they are all fabulous. I do hope Monty gets to stay, he’s such a great addition to the band. Nothing against Joey, but as he did leave, I am more than happy with Monty in his place.

  143. Sasha’s link to Straight Ahead with a fantastic stroll through the audience with much love and enthusiasm didn’t work for me. The stroll starts at the 4:00 minute mark – and by the 5:00 minute mark you can watch him and the audience and it is breathtaking.

    Try this one.

  144. I am flailing in the worst possible way…because I CAN’T WATCH THESE videos right NOW! ARGH. AAAARRRRGGGGGH. Anyway, thank you all for bringing the video sources to us in one convenient place! Thank you from the bottom of my little Cookified heart. And I felt compelled to add more comments…

    Didn’t Monty Anderson play with MWK and/or David in the past? I think so. I liked him with DCATA when I saw them a couple weeks ago, very much so. The band seems to flooooow so nicely and work so well together.

    “Permanent.” I have not seen David sing it live. I don’t know if I could handle it. That is beyond heart-on-his-sleeveness. Seriously. Him singing that for a live audience is beautiful heart & soul on the stage, stripped naked. (Heh I said “naked” and “David” in the same paragraph. I’m so shallow.)

    I FLOVE Neal F’ingtiemann. I could think he’s a silly poser boy. But I don’t. He’s a great musician. I’m a sucker for those singer/songwriter/musician men. And all the bad-boyness of him, with that stunning smile we rarely get, is just…hot. Or something. I dunno. I love him. I love that he & David are in love. hah. David Cook & The Love Fest Man Band. yep. sigh.

    I’ve just been telling a 50-something male friend of mine about Cook. He wants to borrow some music. I sent him the words to “Avalanche” and he asked if I would play it for him sometime soon. HAH! Another victim falls prey to the Cook! Of course, I’m thinking HOW could he possibly NOT like the music? We shall see…..

    Congratulations, David Cook, on the one year anniversary of your platinum selling major label debut! (And don’t forget, Neal played on a platinum album. F*ck yeah.)

  145. Monty played on Analog Heart, didn’t he? And he played with Phil Marshall, another from this Tulsa gang of musicians – though he’s from England

  146. Monty played on Analog Heart, didn’t he?

    Oh, he did? Didn’t remember that. I do remember David mentioned him in one of his blogs when talking about the unreleased 2nd album though. It’s nice to know these guys all go back together and share a real history.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.