David Cook/Carrie Underwood Duet in Jeopardy!

Oh Noes. If TPTB aren’t able to work out the copyright issues with the Van Halen song David Cook and Carrie Underwood taped for her holiday special, it’ll wind up on the cutting room floor!

David Cook wrapped up his marathon Declaration tour on Tuesday, now it’s off to do some songwriting, for the next album set to be released sometime next year.

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In the meantime, David is busy this morning conducting phone interviews with various radio stations, to help promote the Carrie Underwood Holiday special set to air on FOX Monday December 7 at 8/7c pm.

He tells the AJ in the Morning show that he’s hoping “all the legalities and clearances get figured out” so that the Van Halen “Why Can’t This Be Love” duet can air. David and his band will perform “Lie” from the self-titled album on the special.

Right now, David is in New York writing, and next, he’ll go back to Missouri to watch little brother Andrew graduate from college. Little bro will be moving out to LA afterward.

David’s got a morning full of interviews. I’ll post more as they appear.

David Cook – AJ in the Morning

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130 Comments

  1. Well boo. I hope the clearances come through. I was really looking forward to a Carrie and Cookie duet.

  2. Yikes. That would be another opportunity missed for David to show people his rocker side and it would have been the perfect contrast with Lie (and possibly why he agreed to do Lie). I think that his management needs to pull out all stops to make this one get cleared. Fingers crossed (because that’s really all I can do).

  3. CURSES!!!!!

    ARGH!

    If that duet doesn’t show up somewhere even if its some crappy pixelated version on the web somewhere I’m gonna be pissed! I understand how this stuff works, I’m familiar with clearance issues, I know shit happens and tbh it doesn’t always have to do with money but I’m still annoyed BOO! At least Lie will get some much deserved exposure. CURES RCA while I’m at it!

  4. Thanks for giving this its own post, MJ. We DC fans probably need a dedicated place to angst, and fret and pull out our hair over this LOL. But c’mon, WTF, Nigel and Adam Shankman and TPTB’s, aren’t y’all supposed to get this clearance stuff figured out BEFORE you have the talent pick a song and tape the dang thing?

    I’m uber-bummed. Seeing as how the special airs on Monday, and DC is bringing up the issue now, on Friday, I’m not holding out hope that this gets cleared in time. I’m thinking all the editing is done, and this isn’t live like AI where they roll with the last minute changes. I hope I’m wrong. I hope this airs cuz it sounds SOO KICK-AWESOME. Besides wanting to see DC do VH on TV, and loving the idea of a Cookwood duet, I actually love seeing Carrie rock out, and I feel like the last time she did a rock song on national TV was on Idol, and I only saw that on youtube! Home Sweet Home didn’t really count cuz it wasn’t that rocked out.

    ETA: Trina, I was looking for ya on the headlines thread when I posted about this. Knew you’d be bummed with us! Yeah, I know it’s not always about the $$, but I’m hoping to the extent that it is, those in control will do all they can to pull out the stops for this. Carrie and David both sounded so excited about this, and the live audience reports too. Ugh!

  5. Yeah, there will be Lie. But I really really really wanted the duet. More than Lie.
    I really hope this works out. Or of they can’t air it they find a way to share it with us.
    Snif! It would be so awesome to watch it.

    Some radio station from San Francisco tweeted they were airing an interview with David. I don’t know if anyone caught it.

  6. I’m not holding out hopes this will be resolved by Monday either sma11ie. I’m with Trina about the clearance issue. Yeah, these things happen sometimes and it’s unfair but it still stinks regardless.

    At least Lie will get some much deserved exposure. CURES RCA while I’m at it!

    THIS!

  7. Why would they even pick a song that wasn’t already cleared? At least we will get to hear Lie. Actually, RCA should have released a duet version of Lie with Carrie in the first place. It would have been a great way to get David’s name out there as Carrie has such a big following. And I’m sure she would have loved doing it since she and David are friends, and she likes the song.

  8. LOL at the dramatic headline. Kinda brings back memories…

    Song clearance issue my ass. The bus is coming for Cookwood! ~shakes angry fist at Uncle Nigel and Santa Fuller~ I’m fired up, y’all. What’s the number to vote for Cookwood on the holiday special? What’s that you say? I can’t save Cookwood? But I’ve got a phone in each hand ready to go! Nooooo….

    Okay, I keed a little, but this really does kinda suck. That duet saved on my DVR was gonna be my consolation prize for the tour DVD and deluxe DCTR that never happened. You’d think they’d have checked into this BEFORE they settled on a song. Sigh.

  9. Oh jeez that would suck if they can’t do the duet. That was one of the things I was really looking forward to seeing. I hope it gets cleared up!!!

  10. Okay, if this duet doesn’t get aired, then Carrie needs to make it up to David :-) by doing a rock duet with him on his new album. That would be win-win in my opinion: David benefits from the Carrie connection and non-country fans get to see her rock out. And actually I was just thinking today that it’s a shame so few people ever got to hear “Kiss on the Neck.” Maybe they could duet on that song. (Either way, I hope that song ends up on the new album.)

    Anyway, it was nice to hear David sounding so chipper in that interview. Between the cancellation of his last show, the Grammy snub, and now this, he could be majorly bummed. He’s a trouper, though, and clearly doesn’t let all this stuff get to him. I really admire that about him.

  11. This is really just sad. I have so been looking forward to the duet. Can’t believe that clearance wasn’t achieved before the taping. Someone dropped the ball and the viewers get the shaft. Geez.

  12. Anyway, it was nice to hear David sounding so chipper in that interview. Between the cancellation of his last show, the Grammy snub, and now this, he could be majorly bummed. He’s a trouper, though, and clearly doesn’t let all this stuff get to him. I really admire that about him.

    That’s alright. I’m plenty bummed for him. I’m surprised that people who have been working with and for David lately know how to tie their own shoes.

  13. Someone dropped the ball and the viewers get the shaft.

    I’m sure David doesn’t feel this way, but I feel like he’s getting the shaft a tad too. It totally sucks. Bigtime.

  14. Okay, if this duet doesn’t get aired, then Carrie needs to make it up to David by doing a rock duet with him on his new album. That would be win-win in my opinion: David benefits from the Carrie connection and non-country fans get to see her rock out.

    Okay, even if this duet does get aired (and I’ll be chasing that unicorn til Monday!), that’s a BRILLIANT idea. And DC can get ride Carrie’s Grammy luck (j/k, kinda) and get hisself nominated for a Grammy next year for Best Collab or whatever that category is ;)! Haha. Hear that DC and Carrie? MAKE IT HAPPEN! They’re not on the same label but both under the Sony umbrella so it shouldn’t be too hard, right? Dreaming already ;)…

    But another positive from the interview– I’m looking forward to this new song he’s writing with Greg Wattenberg who co-wrote Declaration. He sounds excited, and it sounds like something I’d like!

  15. I wonder if it’s really a clearance issue—maybe the producers thought it would be too much time devoted to Dave. Got to make sure there’s enough time for all the country stuff.

  16. Song clearance issue my ass. The bus is coming for Cookwood!

    I’m blaming it on team Cookson!

    I wonder if it’s really a clearance issue’”maybe the producers thought it would be too much time devoted to Dave. Got to make sure there’s enough time for all the country stuff.

    Aren’t the producers Nigel and Fuller? LOL I’m pretty sure they’re ok with lots of Dave on screen.

  17. Could they maybe show Lie twice then? I was totally prepared for 10 minutes of David Cook on my TV on Monday and I want my 10 minutes, damnit.

  18. I’m surprised that people who have been working with and for David lately know how to tie their own shoes.

    I think they’re a little distracted. ~sads~ Maybe we need the scary paper boy from Better Off Dead to follow Nigel around this weekend on a bike saying “10 minutes! I want my 10 minutes!”

  19. I’m maintaining a healthy perspective.

    If Cookwood is cut, THE TERRORISTS WIN!!

  20. I’m surprised that people who have been working with and for David lately know how to tie their own shoes.

    I think they’re a little distracted. ~sads~

    That assumes there are people at RCA who remember Cook’s on their label.

  21. I’m maintaining a healthy perspective.

    If Cookwood is cut, THE TERRORISTS WIN!!

    BWAH!!! You always crack me up, maturin. You need to tweet that STAT!

  22. I wonder if it’s really a clearance issue’”maybe the producers thought it would be too much time devoted to Dave. Got to make sure there’s enough time for all the country stuff.

    Nah, if they wanted less DC, they’d cut Lie. It’s a Carrie variety special and cutting a Carrie duet where she shows range and variety doesn’t make sense.

    Could they maybe show Lie twice then? I was totally prepared for 10 minutes of David Cook on my TV on Monday and I want my 10 minutes, damnit.

    Haha, word.

    Anyway, it was nice to hear David sounding so chipper in that interview.

    He’s also been tweeting up a storm, to hilarious effect. Love that the dude doesn’t wallow and moves on. Though I’m hoping we’ll get some emo, Analog Heart-ish writing resulting from this past week’s events haha [/projecting]. I love me some emo-Dave.

    If Cookwood is cut, THE TERRORISTS WIN!!

    KLC, is that you? I knew it, Cookwood should never have chosen Van Halen duet for a family-friendly show. Clearly, it should’ve been God Bless the USA.

  23. If Cookwood is cut, THE TERRORISTS WIN!!

    KLC, is that you? I knew it, Cookwood should never have chosen Van Halen duet for a family-friendly show. Clearly, it should’ve been God Bless the USA.

  24. Though I’m hoping we’ll get some emo, Analog Heart-ish writing resulting from this past week’s events haha [/projecting].

    Hahahaha. I was thinking the EXACT same thing.

  25. Sigh. I feel like a punching bag right now, lol. First, take away my LAST SHOW. Then try to take away my David/Carrie duet? MEAN! STOP!

    Thanks for the link to the interview, MJ – that was great. I like listening to Cookie talk.

  26. That assumes there are people at RCA who remember Cook’s on their label.

    Maybe they think it’s Dane Cook. He gets a lot of press.

    Love that the dude doesn’t wallow and moves on. Though I’m hoping we’ll get some emo, Analog Heart-ish writing resulting from this past week’s events haha [/projecting]. I love me some emo-Dave.

    He can write an angsty song about his stupid marketing/promotion team immediately after he writes his next hit, “I Shot the Guy Who Chose My Last Single.”

  27. If this doesn’t get cleared I’ll do the peaceable thing.

    AND BURN RCA TO THE GROUND!

    Anyways, carry on.

  28. Frak. Another F up for RCA. What’s with them? You’d think they would remember how much money Cookie has made for them this year. Guess they’re distracted by you know who (who by the way hasn’t made much money for them). RCA get your head out of your a@&s

  29. If this doesn’t get cleared I’ll do the peaceable thing.

    AND BURN RCA TO THE GROUND!

    I don’t use this often but…

    LMAO!!!

    I don’t know, it just fit.

  30. I’m just not buying into any conspiracy theories.. Like I said I know all about this stuff, I’ve dealt with copywrite issues myself and it IS possible to think you have something clearned only to find there’s a problem pop up last minute. Many different logistics at hand. I don’t believe at all they didn’t at least *think* it was all cleared when it was taped and I REALLY don’t believe it was cut because its too much David. As mentioned further up they would have just cut his solo then.

  31. Wai wai wait… lol People don’t really think this is up to RCA, right?
    It’s fun to do the sarcastic comments and all, lol, but I don’t think this has anything to do with them at all. It’s up to the show and whoever is producing it (although the last decision is not on their hands)
    RCA’s business is with Lie.

  32. That assumes there are people at RCA who remember Cook’s on their label.

    Sadz but (seems to be) true.

  33. If this doesn’t get cleared I’ll do the peaceable thing.

    AND BURN RCA TO THE GROUND!

    Can I watch? LOL!

  34. Wai wai wait’ ¦ lol People don’t really think this is up to RCA, right?
    It’s fun to do the sarcastic comments and all, lol, but I don’t think this has anything to do with them at all. It’s up to the show and whoever is producing it (although the last decision is not on their hands)
    RCA’s business is with Lie.

    So. Much. Word.

    This is a 19 production for Carrie Underwood. Otherwise known as “the best domestic seller for 19R.” She’s not even on RCA. Arista Nashville is under Sony Nashville, a completely different label group.

    The clearance for all this stuff should have been done through 19. They dropped the ball, but it’s not because they have some great desire to screw David Cook over. They’re also screwing Carrie, who, again, is their darling.

    RCA may have had their share of fuckups, but at least this week, they’re the ones setting Cook up with meetings with Grammy-nominated songwriters.

  35. Can I watch? LOL!

    I’ll youtube it. Then I’ll get carted away to prison. Mwahaha.

    ETA: If RCA isn’t to blame, they’ve messed up enough on other stuff to still deserve being torched.

  36. One more thing, this wouldn’t be RCA’s fault you know that right? I hate them and all but this particular instance isn’t their fault seeing as they had nothing to do with the production. Being busy with ‘you know who’ is not an issue here. Or what leome said. I’m pretty sure they at least know he exists since well, you know they did tweet about him this morning.

  37. If this doesn’t get cleared I’ll do the peaceable thing.

    AND BURN RCA TO THE GROUND!

    I don’t think his record label would have anything to do with this, would they? Nobody was asking to put the song on an RCA record, and that’s the only thing that would bring them into it.

    Seems to me that clearing songs is the responsibility of the show that they’re being performed on.

    I love blaming RCA for things, too, but I don’t think this one is their issue.

    Plus, when you can’t clear something, you can’t tell whether the people seeking clearance didn’t handle it right or whether, for whatever reason, the copyright holders ultimately just decided to back out or stall.

  38. He can write an angsty song about his stupid marketing/promotion team immediately after he writes his next hit, ‘I Shot the Guy Who Chose My Last Single.’ 

    Or just rewrite an old one:

    Lie to me and tell me that you will promote my tunes
    Lie to me, pretend like you’ll be marketing me soon
    My last album went platinum, yet my label’s like: who?
    Look me in the eye–and lie, lie, lie

  39. Or just rewrite an old one:

    Lie to me and tell me that you will promote my tunes
    Lie to me, pretend like you’ll be marketing me soon
    My last album went platinum, yet my label’s like: who?
    Look me in the eye’“and lie, lie, lie

    That is HILLARIOUS! *cough*you should write more*cough*

  40. RCA may have had their share of fuckups, but at least this week, they’re the ones setting Cook up with meetings with Grammy-nominated songwriters.

    A day late and a dollar short.

    I’m pretty sure they at least know he exists since well, you know they did tweet about him this morning.

    Okay, I just burst out laughing at work reading that.

    Oooh, RCA knows David exists. They taxed some of their gray matter trying to come up with a way to promote him in one hundred and forty characters or less!

  41. I’m just not buying into any conspiracy theories

    But, but… the terrorists! Haha. Yeah, word to everything you said. I may love me some emo-Dave songwriting, but the emo-fan reactions… sometimes too much!

    RCA may have had their share of fuckups, but at least this week, they’re the ones setting Cook up with meetings with Grammy-nominated songwriters.

    A day late and a dollar short.

    Whoa, I’d hesitate to undervalue ANY of RCA’s efforts to help DC put out a good 2nd record. That RCA is setting up good writers for DC’s 2nd record is TREMENDOUS good news to me. Personally, I hope to hear more such good news, which I find to be extremely current and relevant, and neither late, nor a dollar short. So I see RCA has moved on- to DC’s 2nd album, that is. The first record’s cycle is done. Past single decisions and whatnot is water under the bridge. Moving on is a good thing IMO…

  42. Whoa, I’d hesitate to undervalue ANY of RCA’s efforts to help DC put out a good 2nd record. That RCA is setting up good writers for DC’s 2nd record is TREMENDOUS good news to me. Personally, I hope to hear more such good news, which I find to be extremely current and relevant, and neither late, nor a dollar short. So I see RCA has moved on- to DC’s 2nd album, that is. The first record’s cycle is done. Past single decisions and whatnot is water under the bridge. Moving on is a good thing IMO’ ¦

    I don’t get over being pissed too easily. I’m like MoveOn.org. It takes a while.

  43. I’ve returned from burning RCA down in my mind. Ashes are so devine (tm Axium).

    I want more emo-Dave songwriting! Or more Navid.

  44. So I see RCA has moved on- to DC’s 2nd album, that is. The first record’s cycle is done. Past single decisions and whatnot is water under the bridge. Moving on is a good thing IMO’ ¦

    Seriously. It’s gone past “Monday morning quarterbacking” to “Friday afternoon quarterbacking…on February 12.”

    I don’t get over being pissed too easily. I’m like MoveOn.org. It takes a while.

    Oh hai, irony!

  45. Ok so its considered a big joke because a tweet was sent out about him and apparently its not enough that they’re beginning work on the 2nd CD, the day after his tour ended no less. Alrighty then. Maybe he arranged meeting with writers himself since the label obviously doesn’t know he exists.

  46. Y’all are funny! I’m seriously laughing my ass of here!

    Wai wai wait’ ¦ lol People don’t really think this is up to RCA, right?

    I thought it was just jokes myself. I hope so anyway. LOL.

  47. I love how in that interview, when they told David he’ll have to hurry if he wants to be on Oprah, he said, “yes, he’ll have to do something shocking.” Heh.

  48. I love how in that interview, when they told David he’ll have to hurry if he wants to be on Oprah, he said, ‘yes, he’d have to do something shocking.’  Heh.

    IKR? I heard that and immediately had a flash-back to AL’s AMA performance.

  49. they’re the ones setting Cook up with meetings with Grammy-nominated songwriters.

    What, wait. Who? What did I miss?!

  50. Maybe he arranged meeting with writers himself since the label obviously doesn’t know he exists.

    Omgz, he probably flew to NYC on his own dime, economy class! And is staying at a motel in Queens! LOL.

    tinawina, DC mentioned writing with Greg Wattenberg in the radio interview MJ posted.

  51. I love you guys! *smishes*

    Omgz, he probably flew to NYC on his own dime, economy class! And is staying at a motel in Queens! LOL.

    With bedbugs.

  52. tinawina, DC mentioned writing with Greg Wattenberg in the radio interview MJ posted.

    That guy’s probably pissed that Declaration wasn’t a single. He’ll be very useful in writing those angsty, anti-label songs.

    With bedbugs.

    If Jack Donaghy could have bedbugs, so could Cook.

  53. tinawina, DC mentioned writing with Greg Wattenberg in the radio interview MJ posted.

    Oh! LOL! He worked with that guy before.

    With bedbugs.

    And fireants. Probably had to sleep on a cot in the bellboy’s quarters.

  54. He had to sleep in a room at a hostel. And they didn’t even get him any blondes.

  55. And fireants. Probably had to sleep on a cot in the bellboy’s quarters.

    And with no complimentary breakfast. So he had to eat at McDonalds.

    ETA:

    He had to sleep in a room at a hostel. And they didn’t even get him any blondes.

    Awesome. Just awesome.

  56. He’s on the corner of 34th and Broadway right now, writing songs with a guy with an accordion. And monkey. They get to split the tips.

  57. And with no complimentary breakfast. So he had to eat at McDonalds.

    And wash up in their sink since he had no shower.

    Hey, NOW we know why he started using that dry shampoo!

    ETA: The monkey gets 70 percent.

  58. He had to sleep in a room at a hostel. And they didn’t even get him any blondes.

    They probably got him real ones, rather than the bottle ones he prefers.

  59. And wash up in their sink since he had no shower.

    Hey, NOW we know why he started using that dry shampoo!

    With scratchy toilet paper.
    And the hotel probably had thin walls so you could hear the honeymooners in the next room.

    ETA: That explains why he is always tired.

  60. He’s not singling Lie on Carrie’s special anymore. He’s gonna sing it on the Branson All Star Corntastic Christmas Special instead. Airing on your local cable access channel. In Branson, that is. Yup.

  61. Surely there’s a song about circles to be had in here somewhere…

  62. On another note NFT just tweeted he might be writing some songs!
    *throws up confetti*

  63. He’s on the corner of 34th and Broadway right now, writing songs with a guy with an accordion. And monkey. They get to split the tips.

    Bah! I think I know that guy!

    And wash up in their sink since he had no shower

    Break out that clinical strength Secret deodorant! Actually I think I remember hearing that story about Jewel when she was homeless, before she was discovered. Maybe this “tough-love” from RCA is meant to ignite some more emo-Dave songwriting. Did Jewel win any Grammy’s with Pieces of You? Oh, just checked. Nominated. Still. It’s recognition ;)

  64. That duet saved on my DVR was gonna be my consolation prize for the tour DVD and deluxe DCTR that never happened.

    Argh. Don’t get me started.

    Meanwhile, over in the Land of Delusion and Forlorn Hope, I’m probably crazy to hope that the live version of “Lie” from the special could get released as an iTunes exclusive, right? Either mp3 or video or both? Right? *sigh* That’s what I thought.

    ETA: The monkey gets 70 percent.

    Bwahahaha! And a sit down with Letterman.

  65. He’s on the corner of 34th and Broadway right now, writing songs with a guy with an accordion. And monkey. They get to split the tips.

    It’s worse then that. They’re making him PAY to write songs! He’s saving up for vowels right now.

  66. Y’all are hilarious.

    I love how in that interview, when they told David he’ll have to hurry if he wants to be on Oprah, he said, ‘yes, he’ll have to do something shocking.’  Heh.

    I’ve been saying this for months. He needs to “spontaneously” make out with Neal the next time they perform live. Now that would get tongues wagging (and I think he might want to anyway)!

  67. I’ve been saying this for months. He needs to ‘spontaneously’  make out with Neal the next time they perform live. Now that would get tongues wagging (and I think he might want to anyway)!

    You can see in Neal’s eyes he so wants too. haha I would pay good money to see that.

  68. He can write an angsty song about his stupid marketing/promotion team immediately after he writes his next hit, ‘I Shot the Guy Who Chose My Last Single.’ 

    THIS.

    And I kind of think it’ll be apropos that he’ll be singing Lie, which, in many ways, sums up the way RCA/19 has treated him the past year.

  69. It’s worse then that. They’re making him PAY to write songs! He’s saving up for vowels right now.

    Maybe he can borrow that rhyming thingie Chris Daughtry got from Chad Kroeger.

  70. Surely there’s a song about circles to be had in here somewhere’ ¦

    Circles in the atmosphere…
    I wonder what will be his IT word for the next album. He seems to have dropped the brevity.

  71. Maybe he can borrow that rhyming thingie Chris Daughtry got from Chad Kroeger.

    Bahaha! Hey, don’t diss that alphabet thingie. I think RCA spent their whole budget on DC’s second record to get one for DC. They have high hopes for the new record!

  72. So I go to lunch and I return to find Cookie has become a long suffering character from a Dickens novel. Ello, guv’nor, can you spare a bit o’ coin for a poor strugglin musician slash bartender? Me label is awful tight with their wallet, it is. I <3 this fandom.

    With scratchy toilet paper.

    Oh noes! But…but…I thought his ass was insured with LLoyd’s of London or something? Surely?

    The bus is coming for Cookwood! ~shakes angry fist at Uncle Nigel and Santa Fuller~

    <<<< Jes pointing out that for once, I didnt start the RCA emo'ing. Haha.

  73. And I thought Cookie was going to have almost a whole month off when the tour ended. Nope, no rest for the Cookie. Get back to your hostel & write, dangit! Maybe we’ll let him out to watch Kris Allen sing on Letterman.

    (actually I’m thrilled David is working on new songs, and is doing promo. But I’m still angry he hasn’t been on Letterman yet, tho I’m trying to be adult about it and be happy for Kris. and yeah, somehow Cook threads are always the funniest)

  74. Cook threads are the funniest because, there is so much to snark about. From his hair to RCA. It’s all good.

  75. So I go to lunch, and when I come back, Cookie has become a tragic figure in a Dickens novel. “Ello guv’nor, can yeh spare a bit o’ coin for a poor strugglin musician slash bartender? Me label is awful tight with the wallet, it is.” Never change, y’all. <3 <3

  76. So I go to lunch, and when I come back, Cookie has become a tragic figure in a Dickens novel. ‘Ello guv’nor, can yeh spare a bit o’ coin for a poor strugglin musician slash bartender? Me label is awful tight with the wallet, it is.’ 

    bwahaha! Have I told you and maturin how much I love you today? The fandom has learned so much from you two. Hee!

    In all seriousness though, yeah, RCA has sine bad decisions but I can’t put the blame on them for the possibility of putting the ax on the duet. I don’t think it’s a RCA conspiracy there either.

  77. It’s worse then that. They’re making him PAY to write songs! He’s saving up for vowels right now.

    BWWWAAHHHH!

    Dave standing at the corner with a sign:

    “Will croon for vowels”

    In all seriousness though, yeah, RCA has sine bad decisions but I can’t put the blame on them for the possibility of putting the ax on the duet.

    Of course not. They don’t produce TV shows. LOL. For the record I am not mad at RCA. I think he’s been treated pretty good except for the whole picking sucky singles thing. Heh. And 19 has been hooking him up with promo even though he ain’t got crap out. Its all good.

  78. That DJ from San Diego was kinda weird. He kept talking about the album as though it was brand new/just released. Weird.

    Anyway, poor Cook. By the time this thread wraps up late tonight, he’ll probably be selling his organs on the black market, hooking and singing back-up on Archie’s next album just so he can get enough money to buy studio time at RCA. Where they will promptly give him a cassette recorder to record his masters, with the janitor playing the role of both producer and A&R guy.

  79. he’ll probably be selling his organs on the black market, hooking and singing back-up on Archie’s next album just so he can get enough money to buy studio time at RCA.

    Well, now my ears have perked up.

  80. He kept talking about the album as though it was brand new/just released. Weird.

    I know, I thought that, too… well, maybe some people will go out and discover him. Heh.

    singing back-up on Archie’s next album

    I thought the plan was to play guitar in Archie’s band?

  81. I thought the plan was to play guitar in Archie’s band?

    Or be his roadie.

  82. Y’all are so funny. Hey, Cookie—rumor has it that it’s gonna snow in DC this weekend. I’ll contribute to your vowel-buying fund if you’ll clean off my sidewalk. I’ll even, you know, let you come in for some hot chocolate. Out of the goodness of my heart.

  83. LOL, FolkFan. He can come clean my sidewalk off, too. I’ll make him grilled cheese and chili…

  84. For some reason I now have a picture in my head of Cookie as Archie’s roadie muttering “Suck it, Archuleta!”

  85. *darts into thread*

    And he’ll be living in a VAN, down by the RIVER!

    *darts out*

  86. Folkfan and tierbee, your thinking of little chores for Cook to do around the house is not fooling anyone. We all know it was the “hooking” bit that got you thinking about getting him to your house for some “chores.”

  87. hooking

    I’m thinking he could probably make good money off this. I know a few people that would probably take him up on this. (Nobody here, of course.) Bwahahahahaha!

    Y’all are killing me. Nothing like a good DC thread – even if it’s about potentially bad news – to put me in a good mood. David’s fans are the BEST!

  88. We all know it was the ‘hooking’  bit that got you thinking about getting him to your house for some ‘chores.’ 

    Heh. I bet that will get him a lot of vowels though. Whatever makes a kick ass album! You have to make sacrifices for your art, dude.

  89. …getting him to your house for some ‘chores.’ 

    If David Cook decided to finance his album by doing “chores,” it would probably be the first time in RCA history that an artist produced an album without needing an advance.

    “Will Work To Avoid Recoupment. Very, Very, Hard.”

  90. ‘Will Work To Avoid Recoupment. Very, Very, Hard.’ 

    Oh no, you di’ent!

  91. ‘Will Work To Avoid Recoupment. Very, Very, Hard.’ 

    **dead**

    OMG! HA!

    “…And Long””

  92. If the “chores” included some serenading, he’d have a massive moneymaker on his hands! Hee.

  93. What? I’m just an innocent liitle Cook fan, askeered of the snow that may be assaulting my delicate Southern sensibilities. [whistles innocently]

    that said, now my mind is in the gutter. “Massive moneymaker,” k4dc?!?!?

  94. hee hee Cook thread always turn into “Snarky Cookie” thread. I love the humor of all u guys! I wouldn’t mind if he comes to Singapore to work for writing money :)

  95. Yah if this music thing doesn’t work out he could always be a light tech.

  96. Can’t David and Carrie sing a different song live, if they can’t play the pre-taped song? They are both good enough singers to go live. They could sing Avalanche or something …

  97. if this music thing doesn’t work out he could always be a light tech.

    Terry could probably teach him a thing or two. He’s a master in that department.

  98. Maybe Eddie Van Halen is just feeling cranky

    Calling Valerie Beterinelli! Call your ex and make him see the light.

  99. Darn that Eddie! Someone forgot to take his pills today…

    Or maybe I could hire David to clean my fish tank if the light tech thing doesn’t work out either.

  100. Sunchick, you are the first person I’ve found who’s ever mentioned my DH’s second favorite move of all time, Better Off Dead! Very quotable movie.

    I am crossing every body part that both songs end up on the special. I agree that it’s good for Carrie as well as David. It showcases his guitar skills in a way none but the fans who’ve been to a live show have seen.

  101. Dang it I was looking forward to Cookie singing with Carrie. I don’t know if I can sit though a whole country music (hates it) show just to hear David sing Lie, and I love Lie.

    At least David is already writing on album 2. I saw Neal’s tweet where he said he might write some music today, but he also said he might drink. So that can go either way.

    When is that home building show suppose to be on? At least there’s that.

  102. Sunchick, you are the first person I’ve found who’s ever mentioned my DH’s second favorite move of all time, Better Off Dead! Very quotable movie.

    I want my 2 dollars! 2 dollars!

    LOL. My hubby loves that movie too.

  103. ‘Will Work To Avoid Recoupment. Very, Very, Hard.’ 

    *Snicker*

    I am an innocent little angel. I just want to feed the poor guy grilled cheese & chili as thanks for shoveling my driveway. Yup. Uh huh.

    I saw Neal’s tweet where he said he might write some music today, but he also said he might drink. So that can go either way.

    LOL, I saw that too. Go write Neal… then you can drink later. Write beautiful music with our Cookie. I like dark Neal/Cookie collaborations. Gimme, gimme.

  104. ‘Will Work To Avoid Recoupment. Very, Very, Hard.’ 

    **dead**

    OMG! HA!

    ” ¦And Long’ 

    Bahahahahaha. I’m dying. Love this thread’s turn for the ridiculous.

  105. I love Neal. Maybe because he is such an enigma. So mysterious. Plus he writes great songs.

  106. I like dark Neal/Cookie collaborations.

    Yeah seriously. This. They are good together.

    And I like Andy’s solo project. Is he planning to write this go around too?

    I’d be excited if just the 3 of them were writing the album honestly. And if Kyle is sticking around… he can really play, and he plays intelligently, if that makes any sense.

    I’d love to see the return of dark alt-y wordy Cookie. With a couple of quiet acoustic ballads thrown in. And a catchy song for the radio of course. Gotta keep the label happy.

    Bahahahahaha. I’m dying. Love this thread’s turn for the ridiculous.

    We love the ridiculous around here. Keeps life fun. :)

  107. I’d love to see the return of dark alt-y wordy Cookie

    Yes. Goodbye brevity. I want a Analog Heart sound with Axium-esque lyrics.

  108. Very, Very, Hard

    .
    The name Cookie Sunnyside suddenly pops into my head.

  109. I want a Analog Heart sound with Axium-esque lyrics.

    And call it Axilog.

  110. I’d love to see the return of dark alt-y wordy Cookie. With a couple of quiet acoustic ballads thrown in. And a catchy song for the radio of course. Gotta keep the label happy.

    Yes, please. And radio song should NOT = Come Back to Me.

    Give me my wordy Cookie. Mix that in with some Nealage. I would like :). I have so much stuff on my iPod from these boys. If you don’t already have To Have Heroes (Andy’s solo stuff), go listen. Love it. Then I have Axium, I have Analog Heart, I have DCTR of course, and tons of Midwest Kings. Make me more great music, boys!!!

    Where is he, anyway? TWEET, Cookie, and entertain us :)

  111. And call it Axilog.

    That is the best idea since sliced bread.

    Yes, please. And radio song should NOT = Come Back to Me.

    Yes. Yes. Yes.

  112. Can’t David and Carrie sing a different song live, if they can’t play the pre-taped song?

    Not sure even Cookie could figure out how to play live on a taped show!

    And call it Axilog.

    Axilog by the Anthemic. We’ll all have to take elocution lessons over the break.

    ‘Will Work To Avoid Recoupment. Very, Very, Hard.’ 
    Oh my effing G. Hilarious.

  113. Axilog by the Anthemic. We’ll all have to take elocution lessons over the break.

    Yes. I just now learned to pronouce Anthemic. I was pronoucing it Anth-i-mic. Now learning its An-them-ic.

  114. I hope it airs cause this seriously makes me sad. I will watch cause I like Carrie but I so wanted this song to be on. :(

  115. I know, I love them together – goofy grins and all. I think they are adorable :) . Plus I want MORE COOKIE on my TV!

    I do love that he’s Mr. Twitter, though. I might almost survive the Cookie drought if he keeps in touch.

  116. I think I love the Cook fans’ snarky humour almost as much as I love Cook!

    On a side note: where can I buy that Axilog album?!

    And wouldn’t it be funny if the lead off single from DCTR2 (which had better have a proper grown up name like Analogue Heart I’m telling you) is Come Back To Me (the son of)?

  117. And wouldn’t it be funny if the lead off single from DCTR2 (which had better have a proper grown up name like Analogue Heart I’m telling you) is Come Back To Me (the son of)?

    Don’t say such a thing! Aaaahhh. But I do want a cool name for DCTR2, I’ve always thought Analog Heart was a good name….

  118. And wouldn’t it be funny if the lead off single from DCTR2 (which had better have a proper grown up name like Analogue Heart I’m telling you) is Come Back To Me (the son of)?

    Hahahaha, bite your tongue (your finger?) That reminds me of another fun thread when singles were being discussed (you know, when we thought we’d get a third, *bitter*) and I mentioned I Did It For You… I think someone threatened to do voodoo on me? LOL!

  119. Boo! No Cookwood duet. Boo! A travesity I say.

    I was happy to hear that DC was writing for the new record. Until I heard who he is working with. Sure, I love Declaration and Gregg dude has some good co-writes Train, 5 For Fighting and well Daughtry. He feels like an RCA company man. A continuation of the first record.

    But like Tim Gunn says “Make it Work”

  120. Got to admit, I’ve never been a big fan of Declaration. It’s a bit too generic for me. I thought Bar-ba-sol and Kiss on the Neck were far more interesting. So … yeah, when I heard this guy was the co-writer of Declaration, I wasn’t jumping for joy at the prospect. I would like to see some rock nuance from David not predictable structure and bland anthemic songs.

  121. Sunchick, you are the first person I’ve found who’s ever mentioned my DH’s second favorite move of all time, Better Off Dead!

    Well, if his comedic tastes also run to, say, Anchorman and So I Married An Axe Murderer, I may have to fight you for him! ;)

    Not sure even Cookie could figure out how to play live on a taped show!

    They can hollogram him into it?

    ‘Will Work To Avoid Recoupment. Very, Very, Hard.’ 

    ” ¦And Long’ 

    Heh, heh heh. You said hard and long. Heh, heh heh.

    And how’s this for a segue into the DCTR 2 (or as I like to call it, AH 4) discussion….

    For the next album, I hope he gives it to us harder, deeper, and dirtier. And then softer and sweeter. With some wordy pillow talk. And he MUST invite Neal and Raine to the party. Musically speaking, of course.

    ~thus concludes this episode of It’s Raining And Gross Outside, So I’m Spending Too Much Time On YouTube~

  122. Well, if his comedic tastes also run to, say, Anchorman and So I Married An Axe Murderer, I may have to fight you for him!

    I think I’m going to have to hide my husband from you. Not only does he love Better Off Dead, he quotes So I Married An Axe Mrdered constantly. “Look at the size of his heeead. Its like a watermelon!” LOL.

    For the next album, I hope he gives it to us harder, deeper, and dirtier. And then softer and sweeter. With some wordy pillow talk. And he MUST invite Neal and Raine to the party. Musically speaking, of course.

    LMAO!

  123. Got to admit, I’ve never been a big fan of Declaration. It’s a bit too generic for me.

    I don’t get this at all. Yes, it’s pop-rock, but it’s very reminiscent of the particular kind of post-punk power pop that lo-fi bands were doing in the mid-to-late 90s (and which is NOT post-grunge, since many of those bands had roots in groups and artists that predated grunge).

    Put a live version of Declaration in a playlist with some Sugar and some Sebadoh and it just fits. And I don’t think most people would say every band out there sounds like Sugar or Sebadoh.

    Between that and having the closest lyrical ties to AH of anything on the album, in my view, it sounded very much like a Cook product. (I think the production glossed it a bit too much, but that isn’t a reflection on Cook, Rzeznik or Wattenberg as much as Cavallo.)

    I’ve already said that Heroes is the one I find bland and generic. The lyrics are so damn vague that it can’t decide if it’s about a lover or a family member, and just jumps to that big chorus without any real build-up. I still feel like RCA told Cook and Maida “Go sit in a room with Cathy Dennis and don’t come out until you have something uplifting!”

  124. Got to admit, I’ve never been a big fan of Declaration. It’s a bit too generic for me.

    I don’t get this at all. Yes, it’s pop-rock, but it’s very reminiscent of the particular kind of post-punk power pop that lo-fi bands were doing in the mid-to-late 90s (and which is NOT post-grunge, since many of those bands had roots in groups and artists that predated grunge).

    standtotheright, if this was Twitter. I’d immediately hit follow after seeing this post. Agree with you 100%. Don’t understand the dismissal as bland and generic, when to my ear it’s anything but. It’s signature David Cook.

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