Idol Headlines for 01/18/10

Did An American Idol Producer Use “Inside Info” To Register The Domain: Pantsontheground.com?

A direct search for the term “pants on the ground” returns more than 26, 000, 000 million results.

R Kelly super fan gets arrested
R Kelly super fan gets arrested

The domain pantsontheground.com was registered back on November 6th 2009, by a “Patrick Lynn” of North Hollywood California.

I was wondering why someone would register such a strange expression back in November and even wrote to the registrant a few days ago to ask them why, and how they got lucky enough to register the domain months ago.

I did not get an answer.

Digging a little deeper, I found the Supervising Producers for the episode that aired this week are listed as: Patrick Lynn and Megan Michaels

The Domains.com

Simon vs. Simon

“Idol’s” other Simon — the show’s creator and Cowell’s one-time mentor, Simon Fuller — has budgeted a staggering $40 million to pay whoever is hired to fill Simon’s seat, according to reports.

And, it has become clear in the last few days, Fuller will not let Cowell start a new rival show, “X Factor, ” with his blessing.

Fuller is now sneering at Cowell’s new show publicly.

Comparing, “X Factor” — now the most popular show in Britain — to “American Idol” is like comparing pro wrestling to boxing, Fuller said in an interview published yesterday in the Times of London.

New York Post

Cowell wants familiar faces on ‘X Factor’

LOS ANGELES – Simon Cowell is talking to familiar faces to sit beside him at the judges table on Fox’s “The X Factor.”

Cowell is in discussions with his former “American Idol” co-star Paula Abdul and his current “X Factor” U.K. co-star Cheryl Cole for judging positions on the show, which launches on Fox in fall 2011.

MSNBC

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‘Idol’ judge Simon Cowell’s replacement: George Clooney, Elton John, Quincy Jones, Tommy Mottola?

The Dish Rag figured this weekend’s Golden Globes swag suites would the perfect place to ask (okay, corner) celebs who they want to replace Simon Cowell as a judge on “American Idol.”

Their EXCLUSIVE TO THE DISH RAG suggestions ranged from the sublime (George Clooney, Ray Davies, Gladys Knight, Quincy Jones) to the ridiculous (Elmer Fudd?)

At the Madison & Mulholland suite, the still-sexy siren Joan Collins, 76, was picking out her Purple Jade jewelry when she revealed, “I want George Clooney to replace him. Why not? That man should be everywhere. He’s hunky, a darling and he needs to be seen as much as possible by as many women as possible. Other than him, me! I can be quite sarcastic, and I agree with everything Simon says anyway.”

Zap2it

Victoria Beckham wanted as American Idol stylist for live shows

Fashion queen Victoria Beckham is being lined up as a guest stylist for the finals of American Idol, the Mirror can reveal.

Creator Simon Fuller has asked the ex-Spice Girl turned fashion designer to dress the contestants for the live TV shows.

She has been offered £60, 000 an episode and is now negotiating recording dates.

A source said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase Victoria’s spectacular eye for fashion. She’s giving the offer serious thought.”

Mirror.co.uk

Inner tube: ‘American Idol’ judge Kara DioGuardi has no comments policy

“American Idol” judge Kara DioGuardi used to read comments made online and elsewhere about her work on the show.

Then she stopped.

“It was so destructive, ” she says. “You have to believe in your heart you did the best you could do.”

She was added to the judging panel last year, and the negative comments started immediately. At the same time, because “Idol” had added a fourth judge, there was a challenge at times fitting everything on the show.

NY Daily News

Jennifer Hudson Album Update

ennifer Hudson has gotten the ball rolling on her sophomore album. This past week, she hit the studio with Stargate & recorded three songs for the project. Also, back in September, she began working with likely-executive producer Ne-Yo. Here’s what he had to say about the album:

“[Jennifer] wants this one to be a lot more personal than the last one was. And she’s had a lot of stuff to deal with personally. … So we’re gonna take all of these experiences & turn them into music.”

MOG

Susan Boyle is snubbed by the Brit Awards – because ‘she isn’t cool enough’

She wowed Simon Cowell, captivated the public around the world and recorded the biggest-selling British album of last year.

But if Susan Boyle dreamed of adding a Brit Award to her list of achievements, she is in for a disappointment.

The Daily Mail has learned she will be snubbed when nominations for the annual music industry prizes are revealed tonight.

Insiders say the omission is a veiled attack on Cowell, who guided the 48-year-old Scottish spinster from Britain’s Got Talent to her astonishing success.

A source said: ‘She’s not even shortlisted for Best Female, even though that’s usually the weakest category.

Daily Mail

2010 Golden Globes Red Carpet: ‘Glee’ Part I — Jane Lynch & Matthew Morrison

Best Comedy TV Series winner “Glee” stars Jane Lynch & Matthew Morrison are still shocked over all the success of the show, but did the weather rain on their parade? Plus, Jane raves over Rosie O’Donnell wanting to guest star on the show as her lover.

Access Hollywood

Paul McCartney admits he performed on ‘X-Factor’ because of Béyonce Knowles

Paul McCartney is a Béyonce fan. In fact, she’s the reason that he signed on to perform on “X-Factor.” “Lots of my friends told me not to do it. It’s a pop show, ” he says. “But Béyonce was on it, and if it’s good enough for her, then it should be good enough for me.” But don’t get TOO flattered, B ­– you still have some competition for the Beatles’ affection. “Plus, it [discovered] Leona Lewis, and she’s no slouch, ” he adds

NY Daily News

“Glee” sings top TV show tune at Golden Globes

n a stunning upset, the newcomer in its first season beat out perennial favorite “30 Rock, ” the NBC comedy starring, written and produced by Tina Fey, and other established award-winning shows such as “The Office” and “Entourage.”

“Glee” also edged out new ABC comedy “Modern Family”.

“This is for anybody and everybody who ever got a wedgie in high school, ” said creator Ryan Murphy, the brains behind the show, flanked by his cast.

The quirky program — one of the best reviewed new shows of the current TV season with a regular audience of 8.7 million viewers — struck a chord with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which gives out the Golden Globe Awards. The series snagged a leading four nominations.

Reuters

‘Glee’ sets tone at Golden Globes

Fox’s freshman comedy “Glee” broke the industry’s TV awards-show gridlock, overthrowing two-time winner “30 Rock” at the 67th annual Golden Globes Awards on Sunday.

“Glee” won the Globes’ suddenly appropriately titled “comedy or musical” series category, taking home the award along with fellow freshman series winner Julianna Margulies for CBS’ legal drama “The Good Wife.”

“I would like to thank all the wonderful people who actually thought a musical would work on primetime television, ” “Glee” co-creator Ryan Murphy said. “This show is about a lot of things, it’s about the importance of arts education. This is for anybody and everybody who got a wedgie in high school.”

“30 Rock” and “Mad Men” have ruled the series categories at the Globes and Emmys in recent years, with “Mad Men” scoring another best drama award Sunday night.

Hollywood Reporter

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151 Comments

  1. Not sure where to post this. It is looking less and less like any tickets will be sold to the NYC kradison concert. Just saw this am that seacrest is running a promotion to give away 4 trips to the “free” concert that will be held in a “secret” location. So looks like they will be giving away 300 pairs of tix and then letting radio stations run promotions to give away the rest and they are not going to disclose the location much in advance. If anyone hears differently I’d love to know.

  2. Susan Boyle is snubbed by the Brit Awards – because ’she isn’t cool enough

    Somebody with some sense: the Brit Awards. You don’t give someone an award for singing some pretty covers…if you do then you have just invalidated the whole system. Susan is a one time phenomenon and probably won’t ever see the same kind of selling success, again.

    Besides…awards aren’t given because of numbers. If they were then we would have some really strange winners of Oscars and Emmys and Grammys.

  3. Last article I read on Susan Boyle said she was creating quite a scene in an airport……..cursing loudly and singing into a mop. Personnel was called to calm her down. If this is true then she is unable to handle fame and it is possibly going to be more of a curse than a blessing. Hope this is just a ridiculous rumor but since she did have a breakdown at the beginning of her career, I didn’t completely discount it.

  4. ozarka
    01/18/2010 at 10:08 am
    David Archuleta is in an Israeli magazine…

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_jZ6fQTWMOrU/S1O8hY8N_1I/AAAAAAAAAhk/0tZl584d1IA/s1600-h/israel.jpg

    I won’t go and translate all of it, but it’s basically about “the celeb that made our week”- although it doesn’t really say anything about this particular week…it just kinda gives some cute details about who he is, what’s his heritage, who’s his dream prom date (Jordin Sparks…?!).

  5. I got an email from Eventful about the concert, but I can’t get the email to open.

    Has anyone here gotten an email?

  6. Mickeyborden. I got the email but it provides no info about the concert and still lists it as on valentines day. It was just weird

  7. Interview portion of Danny’s Fox tv appearance is up here

    He gets asked about the Pants on the Ground guy and they quote a few of the lines of the song, lol

  8. Sounds like Megan is going out to talk to record label types or some other folks who can help her career? Good luck to her, I liked what she put on her myspace as examples of her original music.

    Today, January 18, 2010, 31 minutes ago
    Meganjoysings: Alright the snow starts flying again out here today (its been a dry winter for utah) I guess its time to go back Cali.

    Today, January 18, 2010, 29 minutes ago
    Meganjoysings: I will make new songs AND sing a few of my songs to very important peeps. Its going to be a wild week. NOW you can wish me luck :) hehe

  9. Thanks, mr! What sort of magazine is this? Who is it’s demographic target? If you don’t mind my asking.

  10. quincy jones would be my pick as a good candidate to replace simon in the judges chair on idol… talk about having the industry and street cred, along w/ the bona fides to assess and critique these aspiring singers, he has it… in spades… he has remained very relevant, and very much the gold standard for all that can be achieved in a career as a musician, producer, composer, arranger for some of the biggest stars in music history – ray charles, frank sinatra, michael jackson to name just a few… this one would renew my interest in idol, and have me watching to hear his assessments…

    elton john would run a close second… he’s another who has been there, done that, knows the game and what it takes to make it… he possesses a sharp wit that would make him entertaining, as an added bonus… i’d trust and go with his evaluations over a clooney or other ”celebrity” type they will most likely slide into the chair… i’d like to see someone with some real gravitas in the music industry fill simon’s slot… leave the comedy and the other schtick to the other judges – give me somebody who knows what they’re talking about…

  11. You don’t give someone an award for singing some pretty covers…if you do then you have just invalidated the whole system.

    Which is why Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand and Tony Bennett have never won anything for albums full of covers. Except, you know, they have. Tons and tons and tons of awards. Barbra’s “Happy Days Are Here Again” won the Record of the Year Grammy in 1963. The song was written in 1929. Frank Sinatra won a Grammy for Album of the Year in 1967 for an album which included “I’ll Be Seeing You” (written in 1938) and “Night and Day” (written in 1932, and introduced by Fred Astaire on stage and on screen). Tony Bennett won a Grammy in 1994 for “Steppin’ Out,” an album full of Gershwin songs, most from the 30s and most introduced in movies by Fred Astaire, and also won a Grammy for Album of the Year in 1995 for “MTV Unplugged,” which included “It Had to Be You,” “Fly Me to the Moon,” “Body and Soul,” and “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing).”

    I don’t think singing covers is the reason Susan Boyle was snubbed. Being a mediocre singer catapulted to fame on a TV show would be my guess. And also probably as a snub of Simon Cowell, as the article suggested.

  12. I don’t think singing covers is the reason Susan Boyle was snubbed. Being a mediocre singer catapulted to fame on a TV show would be my guess. And also probably as a snub of Simon Cowell, as the article suggested.

    When I first started reading your post, I was planning to respond: “But Susan Boyle is so not in Barbara Streisand’s league”. Then I saw that you already had that covered with the “mediocre” part :). So, I’ll just add that I completely agree.

    Susan’s problem with the industry awards is that backstories may sell a lot of cd’s, but they don’t necessarily endear you to recording academy voters. To me, her music just isn’t special enough that I even see this as any kind of snub. Plus, I think she’s kind of a nutter. So, all of the industry peeps are probably terrified of what she might say in her acceptance speech.

  13. I got an email from Eventful about the concert, but I can’t get the email to open.

    Has anyone here gotten an email?

    I also got an e-mail with “Jan. 17 – Adam Lambert, Kris Allen & Allison Iraheta demand update, events, and more ” as a description, but there is no any other info in it, LOL, all kinds of weird!

  14. Personally, I don’t think Susan Boyle has what it takes psychologically to survive this fame. That will likely be her demise. Not wishing it for her, just offering my thoughts on what will likely happen based on my observations. A Cinderella story really draws people in for the tale, but that tale usually ends with a nebulous “…lived happily ever after.” We’re not supposed to live that “ever after” for years because it’s BORING! lol!

  15. I agree with you Tess (and others) . The Brits know real talent!! Take the Scissor Sisters, for instance. They are hugely popular in Great Britain, and virtually unknown here.

  16. my personal observation is that susan boyle is on the list of disposable talents in the cutthroat music industry without the coping tools to handle the going from ”0 to 60 in 10 seconds” instant fame… the music industry and the powers in it have no qualms in exploiting people like her, then tossing them aside when the cash dries up, the next flavor of the month comes along, or they self destruct from their issues – be they psychological or from the excesses from drugs or drink many resort to in order to cope… i hope someone close to her really steps up to help guide her through this, or even out of this before she ends up another casualty, and footnote in the growing list of music flameouts…

  17. ozarka
    01/18/2010 at 11:06 am
    Thanks, mr! What sort of magazine is this? Who is it’s demographic target? If you don’t mind my asking.

    Hey ozarka- it’s a teen magazine- one of the two main teen magazines in Israel- it’s called “Rosh Ehad” ( “One head”. Yeah, it kinda get’s lost in translation- it’s a phrase that means being in the same mindset, you know, “same head”… nvm…).
    It covers mainly entertainment, but also various other subjects, for teens. It’s good exposure in that demographic!

  18. To me, her music just isn’t special enough that I even see this as any kind of snub.

    What SpenserJ said. ^^

  19. “She was singing and dancing around, shouting obscenities at full volume.”

    Oh my. Interesting article will. The Sun is at the top of the list of ruthless British tabloids, so who knows how much of this is true. But it definitely does not bode well for her mental state. Although, I do sort of love that the recluse, cat-lady has a vicious potty mouth LOL.

  20. There was no way that Subo was ever going to be nominated for a BRIT award: not the kind of music that wins awards.

    There have been some extremely strong albums released in the UK in the past year. I’ve just really got into Elbow’s Seldom Seen Kid – having had it sitting on a shelf for a few months – though I’m not sure when it was actually released: it won the Mercury award a while ago.

    But I’m expecting a very strong showing for Florence and the Machine: amazing record, still topping the charts and all over British TV ads for upcoming programmes at the moment.

  21. Last article I read on Susan Boyle said she was creating quite a scene in an airport……..cursing loudly and singing into a mop.

    Where does one easily find a mop in an airport?

  22. Which is why Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand and Tony Bennett have never won anything for albums full of covers.

    I stand totally corrected….though I think there is a difference between covers and COVERS, if that makes any sense. Susan Boyle just sang notes on a piece of sheet music…nothing about any of the songs were original or unique. On the other hand…many performers have taken a cover (or a remake, or a new interpretation of a standard) and have infused it with a special identity and have put their stamp on it.

    I wish there was another term that could be used because I think of cover and COVER as two totally different things. Help!

  23. Tess I know what you mean. Streisand, Sinatra and Bennett sing “standards.” Their brilliant phrasing, style and choices coupled with amazing vocal talent turns each “standard” into a new creation. Covers are either re-dos of old or new songs, and may or may not be re-inventions of the originals, much less improvements. I agree that Boyle just sings these already-been-recorded songs with perfect pitch and good power, but I don’t see any real originality, or any kind of an “ownership” of these songs. Sometimes covers of contemporary songs are amazing… such as Chris Isaak’s “Solitary Man” or David Cook’s “I Just Died in Your Arms” (in that case, I also credit his band The Anthemic for a brilliant arrangement), but sometimes they fall flat, like 90 percent of what’s performed weekly on AI.

  24. It’s interesting to hear how different the opinions on this board are from the general public regarding Susan Boyle. A few weeks ago, I mentioned to a few people that I was surprised at how well she was doing, and they all looked at me like I was crazy! In fact, most people I’ve spoken too, including one of my male friends who loves Lady Gaga-type music, think her album is surprisingly good (The only striking exception was my little cousin in high school who described her as “vile”!).

    Anyway, I gave the album a proper listen, after hearing a few people (whose opinion I respect), say good things about it. I’ll admit, she’s still not my cup of tea, but I can see how her voice would appeal to a lot of people…plus the songs are all very “pretty”. The album also has an original song plus one or two obscure songs that I have never heard of and actually liked. So it’s not a complete regurgitation of popular songs. I like Barbara Streisand but I wouldn’t say she reinvented most of the songs she performed either (at least not her most popular ones). She just has a great voice.

    ETA: You’d be surprised to know how many people are unfamiliar with most of the songs on her album…so to many listeners, these are like “new” songs. I certainly don’t think she deserves an award, but I’m finally beginning to grasp the mass appeal. I think it goes way beyond the backstory.

  25. There have been some extremely strong albums released in the UK in the past year. I’ve just really got into Elbow’s Seldom Seen Kid – having had it sitting on a shelf for a few months – though I’m not sure when it was actually released: it won the Mercury award a while ago.

    The Seldom Seen Kid *is* a great album, but I bought it in June 2008 (it was released in April 2008 here in the US). “Grounds for Divorce” has been used in a lot of television and movie promos here.

  26. Fashion queen Victoria Beckham is being lined up as a guest stylist for the finals of American Idol, the Mirror can reveal.

    I hope that the Mirror is just wrong again, besides with Fuller leaving 19 (as I seem to recall he is, sorry, cold brain is fuzzy), why would AI be pushing his creation to the show?

    And yes to everyone about why SuBo isn’t nominated for Brit Awards…because she shouldn’t be! Unless it’s for things based on sales the way the AMAs are (hence MJ getting noms), because her album of medicore cover songs has nothing interesting about it musically.

  27. Where does one easily find a mop in an airport?

    Wow isn’t that the $10,000 question. Especially with the increased security in airports nowadays.

  28. Bootstar – thanks for the info on Elbow: I wasn’t sure when it was released: and yep, ‘Grounds For divorce’ is an amazing song.

    I really don’t understand my musical reactions to things – how songs that just make me shrug one day can go to being an addiction the next – but it has certainly been the case with this album.

    And, as it happens, with the album upon which it seems my BRIT hopes must now rest: Florence and the Machine.

    I didn’t like that one too much on first listen either!!???

  29. To me someone like Sinatra or Streisand is imprinting their style and vocal expertise onto a standard, but almost always keeping more or less to the well-known version of the song (which is why it’s a standard). Vs. the “reinventing”/deconstructing covers that have become popular on AI as examples of song arrangement skills. I find some of those to be really interesting, but they can also become gimmicky/novelty very fast.
    Valuing the reinventions of older or modern standards also comes with some baggage in that those who highly prize the reinvention style are very quick to throw the “karaoke” label around onto AI competitors who do more straightforward versions, no matter how thoughtful or skilled their vocals may be with them.
    For my taste, Susan B isn’t really appealing as either a reinterpreter or a standards singer. She’s too mannered or something, puts me off but she definitely has her fans who love her and also her singing.

  30. Re: covers.

    Sinatra was in a class of his own.

    And you need those kinds of interpretative skills to lift ‘cover’ singing – or making a career out of singing of someone else’s songs – to that level, IMO.

    The era of that type of singing being in vogue has long passed, IMO and it would take a rare star to break through and be recognised as a true artist in the Sinatra/Garland mould again now.

    I don’t think that Subo is that artist, whatever her sales might be.

  31. I wish there was another term that could be used because I think of cover and COVER as two totally different things. Help!

    I don’t think we need a new word. We just need a phrase. Here it is — “Covers that are just average and reveal nothing new about the song.”

    Similarly, there are original songs that are “just average and unmemorable and don’t go anywhere a thousand songs have gone before.”

    Neither covers nor originals is a recipe for failure … or for success. You can fail or succeed using either or both, clearly.

  32. And you need those kinds of interpretative skills to lift ‘cover’ singing – or making a career out of singing of someone else’s songs – to that level, IMO.

    The era of that type of singing being in vogue has long passed, IMO and it would take a rare star to break through and be recognised as a true artist in the Sinatra/Garland mould again now.

    Good jazz singers still do. Jaime Cullum. Etc.
    It’s just that jazz is no longer a highly favored form of pop music for the most part, while in the past it was.

  33. And you need those kinds of interpretative skills to lift ‘cover’ singing – or making a career out of singing of someone else’s songs – to that level, IMO

    I think Cash’s cover of NIN’s Hurt is a good example of a good cover. But he didn’t make a career of it.

    I don’t see that SuBo was able to do that level of artistry in her covers. And she for me (for you) isn’t a good enough singer so that even a straight version of the song is interesting musically. I don’t like Buble, but he is a fairly strong singer, so I think this is part of why he is so successful in his niche and making a living doing cover versions of songs. I don’t think that SuBo will have his kind of staying power. I think a lot her sales was her story and I don’t see that lasting to her next album.

  34. I love love love Sinatra but don’t like Buble at all. Too mannered again, just something about his slightly fussy style gives me the creeps. Lol.
    But I’m glad there are younger artists out there today who can still keep the older standards alive and have a good popular following.

  35. Last article I read on Susan Boyle said she was creating quite a scene in an airport……..cursing loudly and singing into a mop.

    Where does one easily find a mop in an airport?

    You’re questioning the mop? I’m questioning the cursing loudly part. I can only picture her cursing quietly. lol

  36. Good jazz singers still do. Jaime Cullum. Etc.
    It’s just that jazz is no longer a highly favored form of pop music for the most part, while in the past it was.

    Yeah – you’re probably right.

  37. I haven’t read through this whole thread re comments about Susan Boyle, so I’m not really responding to anyone here, but I did attend the Oprah taping and got to see SuBo in action live.

    My take on the whole experience is that she is extremely fragile. She was escorted out to sing and stood like a statue in one spot for the entire song. I think at one point she raised her arm a bit, but that was it. She didn’t interpret the lyrics; she didn’t move to the music; she didn’t perform at all.

    Before she sang, she stood in the dark for at least a minute or two. I thought it was a statue because she was completely immobile. Before she started to sing I was holding my breath because I wanted her to sound good, and she did. Whew!! It was nerve wracking watching her on stage. Fortunately, her voice was strong, and she looked very nice.

    After she sang once (there were no rehearsals, no sound checking, no redos, etc.), she was escorted over to the chair for the interview. She had such a strong Scottish accent (well, she is Scottish after all), people had trouble understanding her. She talked very quickly and almost under her breathe such that it was hard to understand her.

    I don’t want to explain in too much detail here, but in between SuBo’s taping and Adam’s taping, there were some things said that made it clear that a lot of people in the audience had trouble understanding her. Mostly because of the accent, I presume.

    Once the interview was over, she was escorted off. I can’t imagine she will ever be able to tour or do a concert series. She just isn’t a performer in any sense of the word. She sang a beautiful song beautifully. That’s it. She must have been horrendously nervous before singing, and she did manage to pull it off, but I could feel her fragility from the audience. I’m glad that she is going to make a lot of money and be able to take care of herself (and her cat) for the rest of her life, but I would be totally shocked if she went touring. It ain’t gonna happen.

    As you can imagine, Adam’s portion had a completely different energy level.

    Gotta go into a meeting, folks. Bye!

  38. Gotta go into a meeting, folks. Bye!

    Noooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Tell us about Adam!!! :)

  39. “I love love love Sinatra but don’t like Buble at all. Too mannered again, just something about his slightly fussy style gives me the creeps. Lol.
    But I’m glad there are younger artists out there today who can still keep the older standards alive and have a good popular following.”

    That’s funny Steph , as I am the complete opposite . I prefer it when a singer “sings” – to me Sinatra did half talking/half singing- not my style whereas I love Buble – he puts his own personality into these classic songs!!

    For me, the best AI cover has been from Kris Allen with Heartless !!

    As far as Susan goes – I just hope she gets support behind the scenes if all this falls flat soon!! I was given her album for Christmas & it is one of those albums that I would call “soothing” & when I am in that sort of mood its good!! I wouldn’t say its my favourite album at all but its not the worst in my collection either!!
    I do agree she shouldn’t get an award but there are many people worldwide that like this style of singing & I think she sold well because these albums are not produced very much these days . I actually like a wide range of music & her style is on one extreme of what I like – so if someone wrote an album of original songs for her – then maybe she might get some more credibility!!
    The most important thing is her wellbeing though- so if she’s not coping with this “fame” , maybe she should move on – I also hope she has been recompensed well & hasn’t been taken for a ride , so that now she can live more comfortably!!

  40. thedavidcook: writing with Mr @hodgesmusic again. can the first song be topped? CHALLENGE!!!

    Gimme new music, Cookie :)

  41. I really believe Simon will look out for SuBo. We all think Simon can be a prick but I do think he’s sensitive to “fragile” people. I saw a clip of him with a contestant on AI and he was very protective of her.

  42. KLI – you are such a tease! AHHH! Leave us hanging about Adam – lol :-)

    So happy you could go though! What an awesome experience! Re SuBo – I have never seen her perform live (as in, been in the same room with her, lol) -but what you describe is exactly my sense of her, and why I had issues with her sudden, meteoric rise to fame. She literally sang one song well on BGT – then couldn’t handle the tour, had a lot of issues with press, the media, the scrutiny, etc. She surely is a cautionary tale of being careful what you wish for.

    Adam, otoh, seems to be completely ready for all the insanity, hoopla, craziness. He has already been through so much, and handled it amazingly well.

    Still, I def wish the best for SuBo – and think the album sales will be enough to sustain her and let her live outside of the spotlight.

  43. thedavidcook: writing with Mr @hodgesmusic again. can the first song be topped? CHALLENGE!!!

    He’s killing us with his writing teases. And, Chris Daughtry just tweeted this:

    @Chris_Daughtry: @thedavidcook He’s a genious bro… And a great human being

    What brought that on? Not saying I don’t love it, but….

    ETA: Ah, I guess Chris was tweeting to DC about David Hodges. Oh well, still like the fact that they occasionally tweet back and forth to each other.

  44. OK, I’m back from the meeting. If you want to read my tweet summary re Adam go to my twitter name and go back until the day of the taping. By now there’s a bunch of extra stuff in there that’s not relevant–but mostly about Adam.

    @inscrutable7

    All in all, what can I say. He was freakin’ fantastic and totally in charge of the situation. You can read about it on my tweets. He’s completely adorable and gives off a very boyish vibe in person, which is consistent with how I perceived him when I met him this summer.

    The show should be really good tomorrow. I’m looking forward to seeing it because he kept making all these goofy faces (he’s very expressive with his face), and I couldn’t see them clearly because I wasn’t directly in front.

    Oh, one thing I forgot to tweet–during IIHY, he kind of turned his heel out and looked down at his foot during the “girls in stripper heels” part and then acted like he was driving a car with one arm when he sang about “boys in mazarettis.” I think the steering wheel move will come through in the video they post, but I don’t know if the heel action will. It was super cute.

    mary102: I agree with you. He is so super prepared for what is happening. He really is Mr. Showbiz and Mr. Professional. It’s so evident in person. He knows EXACTLY what he is doing. It was so impressive.

    Gotta go again. Busy day.

  45. <blockquoteWhat brought that on? Not saying I don’t love it, but….

    I read that as Chris D responding to David C’s twitter about Hodges, that Hodges was a genius and great human being…

  46. On the other hand…many performers have taken a cover (or a remake, or a new interpretation of a standard) and have infused it with a special identity and have put their stamp on it.

    Just like Adam did on American Idol! ;)

  47. is the holiday today affecting stations adding songs? bc the highest anyone has so far today is buble and orianthi with 5 (adam has 3)…………??? about 50% of stations reporting

  48. Where does one easily find a mop in an airport?

    She must have grabbed it from an airport custodian. ;)

  49. Slightly OT. Laura Bell Bundy just released her new video today — another blond dance hall girl done wrong (shades of Carrie). Considering that she’s a broadway star trying to break into country (formerly Elle Woods from Legally Blonde), it will be interesting to see if she encounters some of the same resistance people expect Danny to face.

    http://www.cmt.com/videos/laura-bell-bundy/471339/giddy-on-up.jhtml

  50. KLI – thanks so much for the recap! Missed your tweets earlier, but will try to catch up on those as well! Ohhh!!! So can’t wait to see it tomorrow!

  51. Thank you KLI for the recap. I just checked out your tweets. It sounds like you had a GREAT time!

  52. Slightly OT. Laura Bell Bundy just released her new video today — [..] it will be interesting to see if she encounters some of the same resistance people expect Danny to face.

    Despite predictions of scornin’ in the AI online world, have not seen Danny really face much resistance from Nashville community or in early radio play. It may be easier to judge though as his single is out longer. If it doesn’t continue to move up the charts as his promo ratches up, could indicate some glass ceiling in the radio world that’s not evident in the early going. Don’t know much about Laura B B but she got a reasonable writeup in a country music blog I read last week about new artists to watch for 2010. (Danny was also listed with supportive comments.)

    Who She Is: She’s a Tony Award-nominated singer/actress with originating roles as Amber in Hairspray and Elle Woods in Legally Blonde. Debut single will be “Giddy On Up.”
    Where She’s From: Lexington, Kentucky
    Why We Should Care: Laura Bell Bundy may have Broadway experience but that doesn’t mean she’s not a country girl at heart. With a voice that recalls Dolly Parton, the 28 year-old Bundy has an effervescent energy that comes through in her single. Her debut album, Achin’ & Shakin’ will be released later in 2010.

  53. I read that there is a radio station in the UK, called UCB who will be adding Danny’s song to their playlist tomorrow. And I also read that 3 stations in the UK are now playing his song. I think that it’s great that Danny is getting more exposure in the UK.

  54. I can’t imagine she will ever be able to tour or do a concert series.

    Didn’t SuBo already tour the UK to some extent with contestants from the show she was on? I remember because I read she missed a performance or two.

  55. Didn’t SuBo already tour the UK to some extent with contestants from the show she was on? I remember because I read she missed a performance or two.

    Believe so, but from what I remember hearing she missed more of them than she made. Maybe missed nearly all of them.

  56. I guess Adam is doing some radio promo every night this week at an LA radio station!

    Adam takes over the studio all week from 7-8pm, spinning his favorites!

    http://www.1043myfm.com/main.html (5th scroll pic):

    Adam Lambert in Control. Turn in all week from 7 to 8 when he takes over the station.

  57. Didn’t SuBo already tour the UK to some extent with contestants from the show she was on? I remember because she missed a performance or two.

    Wasn’t the “tour” about 12 performances throughout GB. And SuBo missed a handful of these. Besides she sang one song. Even in her current “press” jaunts she is going to one place, does her stuff and heads home.

    I don’t think she would be physically or mentally capable of doing more than 3 songs. Any kind of “tour” where she would have to carry the weight would be next to impossible. Besides, after the 3rd song most of the audience would be snoring or snoozing (and I won’t apologize for being snarky….the woman just isn’t an entertainer or artist. She’s a sad spinster who can carry a tune.)

  58. My take on the whole experience is that she is extremely fragile. She was escorted out to sing and stood like a statue in one spot for the entire song. I think at one point she raised her arm a bit, but that was it. She didn’t interpret the lyrics; she didn’t move to the music; she didn’t perform at all.

    I think SuBo has Asperger’s Syndrome. I think that’s why she is so fragile and very unusual. The more I read about her, the more I think this could be the case.
    I am happy for her success and wish her the very best.

  59. I think SuBo has Asperger’s Syndrome. I think that’s why she is so fragile and very unusual. The more I read about her, the more I think this could be the case.
    I am happy for her success and wish her the very best.

    Susan Boyle probably has some kind of condition, but I seriously doubt it’s just Asperger’s. Wasn’t there some record of this, anyway? I don’t recall the exact details, though, but I’d be honestly surprised if it was AS.

  60. Fairly ironic KBIG is having Adam host — since they never play his singles — and KBIG is a BIG Idol station — they play Kelly, David C, Jordin and Daughtry ALL the time and have been spinning LLWD a fair amount as well. But I’ve never heard any of Adam’s stuff on there.

    Ah well, should be fun — gives me a reason to listen to my local station outside of my car, anyway

  61. girlygirl – then it might make perfect sense for Adam to be hosting there, making nice with the station in the hopes of having his single played there more :-)

    I’m all for more radio PR for Adam! (Though wish I was in LA for times like this, sigh)

  62. girlygirl – then it might make perfect sense for Adam to be hosting there, making nice with the station in the hopes of having his single played there more

    Or playing it all, it seems. And yeah, this is the kind of radio PR I was hoping he would do before, glad he’s doing it now.

    And I guess besides the Finnish radio interview he did one for Australia and Malaysia the last few days. Cool for doing the international interviews. Oh and read on ontd_ai he’s doing an interview for a NY station tomorrow for New York Fresh 102.7. Sometime between 6am-10am. Which I’m not listening, but then I don’t need to. I’m sure someone will capture it and share it with us. I will thus get to hear Adam and avoid all the lame music inbetween.

  63. KBIG had Cook and I think maybe Kelly also take over the station for a week. I think it’s a sign that there will be progress for WWFM on KBIG and it’s a large HAC station so that’s a good thing.

  64. RCA UK have their showreel for what’s coming up in the UK early in 2010 and Adam is one of the featured artists. It’s a bit misleading as on his clip it has the caption “American Idol 2009” which probably is just meant to mean that he’s a product of America Idol, but it could also be read by those in the UK who didn’t watch the show as him being the America Idol ..

    http://bit.ly/7tYbRt

  65. KBIG did have Cook on but for you Adam fans, he only introduced music with very little dialog inbetween. It was taped ahead so there were no call ins.

  66. RCA UK have their showreel for what’s coming up in the UK early in 2010 and Adam is one of the featured artists. It’s a bit misleading as on his clip it has the caption “American Idol 2009? which probably is just meant to mean that he’s a product of America Idol, but it could also be read by those in the UK who didn’t watch the show as him being the America Idol ..

    I also took it to mean that AL was the American Idol 2009. What a way to spin RCA. And 700k sales….don’t think so. Spin Spin Spin.

  67. KBIG did have Cook on but for you Adam fans, he only introduced music with very little dialog inbetween. It was taped ahead so there were no call ins.

    Well that would be what I would expect, and I have no intention of listening to an hours worth of mostly crappy popular music, just for a bit of Adam.

    But hey, maybe now they’ll play his song which is the only important thing. And I want to see some HAC inroads by Adam, so a big HAC station playing him? Would be a good thing so I hope it happens.

  68. Oh and I don’t think SuBo has Asperger’s Syndrome. I do seem to recally however that due to complications when being born that she was midly mentally challenged. Just what I recall off the top of my head.

  69. I remember reading that there was a lack of oxygen issue at her birth and that she had a learning disability.

  70. Tess re. SuBo:

    …and I won’t apologize for being snarky….the woman just isn’t an entertainer or artist. She’s a sad spinster who can carry a tune.

    It just occurred to me that this same statement probably applies to more than a few of us here at MJ’s (and I include myself). Heh.

  71. It just occurred to me that this same statement probably applies to more than a few of us here at MJ’s (and I include myself). Heh.

    You’re saying a lot of us at mj’s can carry a tune? Lol.

  72. 30 min. commercial free. I guess no ADam for 30 minutes. The first couple were fun!

  73. alaadam
    01/18/2010 at 10:14 pm

    30 min. commercial free. I guess no ADam for 30 minutes. The first couple were fun!

    the one time I want the dj to talk, they only play music?! :)

  74. He’s talking again. Playing Time After Time by Cyndi Lauper! Oh memories! I luv this song! He does too!

  75. oh noooooooo, not myley, anybody but her, please…… ears bleeding….

  76. The Brits know real talent!!

    Ah, so that explains the Spice Girls.

    According to wiki, the Spice Girls were nominated for 4 Brit Awards and won 2.

    They also received a “Special Recognition Award for global album sales” in 1998 and a special award for “Outstanding Contribution To The British Music Industry” in 2000.

    And they were no less a manufactured act than Susan Boyle. (Maybe they got extra credit for Most Creative Use of Hairspray and Spandex.)

    FTR, I don’t give two pins for either the Spice Girls or SuBo (the latter of whom I’ve never actually heard — I’ve not heard any of her CD and I may be the only person on the plant who’s never seen the Youtube heard round the world).

    I just think the idea that the Brits have some sort of whoopty-do standard for talent is hilarious — they are as fully capable of producing, buying and awarding drek as anyone. Simon Cowell IS British after all.

  77. Oh jeeeeeeeeez! He played Miley! But he redeemed himself with Duran Duran Hungry Like the Wolves!!!! Squeeee! Luv this song!

  78. KBIG 104.3FM is in Los Angeles

    here’s the live stream if you want to hear Adam the deejay

    Thanks girlygirl. I am on the site.

  79. LOL! He caught himself before saying “twat” when he was talking about twitter. Or at least that is what is sounded like to me.

  80. Ohhh, Adam likes fans sending him videos and stuff via twitter… As for staying in touch with his stuff, I thing MJs is much better than AO, lol.

  81. tierbee: Gimme new music, Cookie

    Seconded!

    Truthiness: I have no intention of listening to an hours worth of mostly crappy popular music, just for a bit of Adam.

    Look around a bit. You never know but that some creative and tech-savvy Lambert fan will splice the music out of the audio and upload just the in between bits.

    Not that I’m saying that this happened when Cook did his week of hosting or anything. *cough*

  82. Which is why Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand and Tony Bennett have never won anything for albums full of covers. Except, you know, they have. Tons and tons and tons of awards.

    To be fair, Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett were both from an era when everyone do covers (and Barbra from near the end of that era), it’s only from around the mid-sixties onwards when singers were expected to do largely original material. For example, Elvis’ 1960 Crying In The Chapel was a cover version of a song from 1953 done by numerous singers that year ranging from The Orioles to Ella Fitzgerald, all of whom were doing cover of a minor local hit song. In fact a large number of songs closely identified with Elvis like That’s All Right Mama, Hound Dog, and Blue Suede Shoes were covers. There is nothing wrong with doing covers then, I’d say that covers form the bulk of repertoire of most famous singers from the fifties, forties and beyond. Standards are just popular songs that lots of people do covers of.

    A lot of songs generally thought to be original are actually covers, for example, amongst the song done during this year idol tour, Janis Joplin’s Cry Baby was a cover of song from 1963, Willie Nelson’s Always On My Mind was a cover version of Elvis’ song (itself not original), and Ray Charles’ Georgia On My Mind is cover of a song dated all the way back to the 1930! Led Zeppelin however takes doing cover to another level completely, copying other people songs, changing a few bits here and there and then claiming the song as their original creation (yup, plagiarism is another word for that, and for which Led Zep is notorious). Whole Lotta Love is an example of that.

  83. alaadam
    01/18/2010 at 10:30 pm

    Oh jeeeeeeeeez! He played Miley! But he redeemed himself with Duran Duran Hungry Like the Wolves!!!! Squeeee! Luv this song!

    Do u think he really picks the songs? He probably has to pick from their playlist.

  84. Didn’t David Cook do Hungry Like A Wolf on Idol?

    Yes, one of my least favorite performances by him.

    Mine too — it was maybe his only undeniable misfire. But then, I consider the source — I have never understood the appeal of Duran Duran.

  85. I’m sure someone will cut out the songs and commercials and put a YouTube together of just Adam’s deejaying parts. I know someone did that fo David Cook’s stint on the same station, and someone else did that for Kris’ gues stint on Rick Dees’ Top 40 countdown. And of course for the Kradam stint on AT Top 40 this summer…

  86. Not that I’m saying that this happened when Cook did his week of hosting or anything. *cough*

    lmao, it’s so nice to see so many devoted Cook fans still come to this site. I loved him on the show, voted for him in the finale, was so happy that he won, but then kind of lost truck until that GMA concert in NYC last summer, and I cannot tell you how impressed I was with his performing and stage presence.

  87. Yes, actually I’m enjoying some of these songs, like old school Christina. Overall, it’s easy listening while reading this blog.

    By the way, has the station added WWFM?

    Oooh, they refer to Adam as American Idol Superstar! That might be a little much, but I like that they refer to him as a singer songwriter.

  88. Love that Adam played Duran Duran .. not sure how much control these “guest DJ’s” have over the playlists though and how much is just them adding their comments to a play list thought of by someone else at the station … somehow I don’t see Adam as being a Buble fan so couldn’t see him picking the song he’s playing at the moment .. lol

    As for Subo being snubbed by the Brits .. as a Brit I’m pleased that she hasn’t been included in the nominations … a debut album of lame covers (even if it did sell shit loads) isn’t as credible to me as original stuff performed by artists who gig regularly or do big arena performances/shows.

  89. lmao, it’s so nice to see so many devoted Cook fans still come to this site.

    I am glad they are here too. I did not watch Idol b/f Adam. But Cook fans got me interested in him. I like him.

  90. Heh.

    thedavidcook At best buy. Some girl asked if i was David Archleta. Thought about saying yes… but didn’t.

    DavidArchie @thedavidcook Someone asked me if I was david Cook not too long ago. I said no and they said, “Oh well.. you look like him,” and walked away.

    I’m sure that happens to Adam and Kris all the time. (I keed, I keed.)

  91. Oooh, they refer to Adam as American Idol Superstar! That might be a little much, but I like that they refer to him as a singer songwriter.

    yeah, I prefer singer songwriter as well, and I was looking through their playlist but I didn’t see it yet, but they have a veeeery long list, lol, Z-100 only has like 120 songs, i think.

  92. Another Christina song — Adam LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVES her

    I would love to hear those two duet. I think it would be incredible.

  93. thedavidcook At best buy. Some girl asked if i was David Archleta. Thought about saying yes… but didn’t.

    DavidArchie @thedavidcook Someone asked me if I was david Cook not too long ago. I said no and they said, “Oh well.. you look like him,” and walked away.

    LOL! I recall him telling a story about being at a club here in DC and some drunk girl sending someone over to ask him if he was David Archuleta. I mean, I guess since they are both David… but they sure don’t look alike. Love ’em both. Cookie and Little Dude :)

  94. angela: that GMA concert in NYC last summer, and I cannot tell you how impressed I was with his performing and stage presence.

    : ) Yes, he’d been on the road… 5 months, I think, by then, and it showed.

    alaadam: I did not watch Idol b/f Adam. But Cook fans got me interested in him. I like him.

    : ) Oddly enough, I never watched Idol till last year — I found Cook via the great commercial for Idol they showed before last season started, which prompted me to buy DCTR. I got to see Cook’s season by… other means. *cough some more*

    So I found Idol (and MJ’s) because of Cook. I’m glad I did — I like this place with its interesting and varied opinions.

    Not that you could tell by tonight’s post-hoing or anything…

  95. alaadam
    01/18/2010 at 10:46 pm

    lmao, it’s so nice to see so many devoted Cook fans still come to this site.

    I am glad they are here too. I did not watch Idol b/f Adam. But Cook fans got me interested in him. I like him.

    I’ve been watching since season 4 ( Carrie won that one) because of this guy, Antony Fedorov, from my country, noone probably remembers him anymore. And then I was hooked on the show forever, lol.

    Oh, Adam is too funny, dancing by himself with his phone as a light, lol!

  96. Twitter had fun with the Adam Dj partay! What a nice way to start the week. It will be a fun week at least for an hour a day! lol

  97. I remember reading that there was a lack of oxygen issue at her birth and that she had a learning disability.

    “Lack of oxygen” is usually a nice way of saying minimal brain damage. I don’t get the impression that SuBo has any form of MR, but I do wonder about Asperger’s. She doesn’t do very well in social situations, and she does seem to have a problem with overstimulation.
    The problems that she is exhibiting do not match up with someone who just has a learning disorder. Children and adults with learning disabilities function normally in social situations. They just have differences when it comes to how they learn new material. They don’t break down and cry for their kitty or sing into mops at airports.
    I don’t care what she has, but I hope TPTB don’t push her into things she can’t deal with. I wish the best for her.

  98. Oh, Adam is too funny, dancing by himself with his phone as a light, lol!

    He needs some glowsticks for tmr night! lol And maybe, a disco ball!

  99. : ) Yes, he’d been on the road… 5 months, I think, by then, and it showed.

    you know, I think he was just as comfortable on the Idol stage, it’s just you see it much better in a live situation, he was so funny, ppl were so excited when they played come back to me first time and David goes: ” don’t get to excited, u will be sick of this song by the time we do the actual take for the show!”, they did about three takes and it was very nice.

  100. alaadam
    01/18/2010 at 11:03 pm

    Oh, Adam is too funny, dancing by himself with his phone as a light, lol!

    He needs some glowsticks for tmr night! lol And maybe, a disco ball!

    lol, and maybe some company, I think I can cancel my plans for 2m…. :)

  101. tierbee: I mean, I guess since they are both David… but they sure don’t look alike.

    I bet people who are less, say, *focused* than some of the rest of us will always have their main visual of the two of them as being together on AI. And like you say, they know they’re both named David — the last name is a 50-50 tossup. *g*

    It may show that at least visually, in some people’s heads, they come as a matched set. I suppose a case could be made that this is an issue, career-wise, for both of them, but otoh it probably doesn’t happen all that often and I find it terrifically charming.

  102. Aw, talking about Cookie’s stage presence makes me miss him. I enjoyed his tour immensely, lol. First artist ever that got me to go to multiple shows (went to five). First artist I’ve followed this closely since Duran Duran. ‘Cept with Duran Duran, I was in middle school. Hee. Don’t know what it is about that guy, but I just love him. And YAY for Twitter, because he’s mastered the art of keeping in touch that way.

    Have we needed a group hug yet?! If I can just make it ’til May and Race for Hope…

    Antony Fedorov, from my country, noone probably remembers him anymore.

    Aww, I remember Anthony, my mom looooved him. I actually loved Bo Bice that season. My musical tastes are all over the map but it’s mostly acoustic-y stuff and then R&B, especially old school Temps, Four Tops, Aretha, Al Green, Otis Redding. So some guitar boys and R&B boys for S9 would be just fine with me. Heh.

  103. That tweet exchange between DC and Archie about being mistaken for each other is just hilarious.

    I guess since they are both David… but they sure don’t look alike. Love ‘em both. Cookie and Little Dude

    Exactly. The only thing other than competing on AI together that links them is the first name. Heh They are both awesome guys though. :)

  104. It may show that at least visually, in some people’s heads, they come as a matched set.

    Heh, they are a cute matched set. I guess when you have David #1 and David #2 you could get them mixed up if you weren’t really paying attention like we do ;) I *have* noticed that a LOT of Cookie’s fans are really fond of Archie now, I’m sure it works the other way, too. They are just really good guys. I think it’ll simmer down into the same for Kris & Adam, it’s hard to keep hating on the other guy when they are buddies with your guy. You start feeling bad about it! (though honestly I never could hate on Archie, it’s like kicking a puppy. He’s so CUTE)

  105. angela: you know, I think he was just as comfortable on the Idol stage, it’s just you see it much better in a live situation

    Oh, you saw it in person! Lucky. I only got to see a friend’s videos from that gig. The vids were pretty comprehensive, but it’s not the same as being there live.

    And I agree, Cook’s very comfortable on stage (though he’s said he still gets nervous). He has improved even more though, over the course of the never-ending tour. It looks like he’s going to try to keep doing pick-up shows even during the break and I’m not surprised. It’s clear he loves it.

  106. We have an actual video of the exchange of between DC and the lady who confused him for Archie. It was basically a joke.

    ccthedj: # OMG!!! Lmao!! Diane just went up 2 david cook and asked “are you david archuletta?” “No, I’m david cook” got it on video!! Yesss!! about 1 hour ago from UberTwitter

    ccthedj:# Here’s the video…. :) http://twitvid.com/F3BFF
    2 minutes ago from UberTwitter

  107. Have we needed a group hug yet?!

    I don’t think so! Judicious use of twitter, PR for gigs like the Makeover show, a live show tossed in here and there (youtubes!) and a possible Idol appearance seem to be holding things together.

    We’ve gotten awfully spoiled, actually. *Real* radio silence would be a killer at this point.

  108. Aww, I remember Anthony, my mom looooved him. I actually loved Bo Bice that season.

    Yeah, he had that sweet young boy appeal, but a bit old fashioned as a singer, he did get to top 4, though. I remember there were rumors of him and Carrie dating or something, lol. I also liked Bo a lot, I usially go for a guy as a favorite :) . Antony was in Fantastics in NYC for a long time and I was meaning to go, but never got around to do it, and now it’s over…

  109. We have an actual video of the exchange of between DC and the lady who confused him for Archie. It was basically a joke.

    Oh my. I love that you can hear him laughing in the background, though. His laugh cracks me up.

    Oddly, this played out exactly like the thing that happened to Archie, according to his twitter description. So much for trying to figure out what people are thinking. Maybe this is simply a common sort of joke. :P

  110. We’ve gotten awfully spoiled, actually. *Real* radio silence would be a killer at this point.

    Haha, perish the thought! No Twitter silence, Cookie. Please? Because even though I console myself with May… May is *far*.

  111. I love that you can hear him laughing in the background, though. His laugh cracks me up.

    Hee. I didn’t notice that when I first saw it but yeah, it’s the unmistakable laugh. :)

  112. I thought that video was kind of mean but I like the haircut David has gotten.

  113. Oh, you saw it in person! Lucky. I only got to see a friend’s videos from that gig. The vids were pretty comprehensive, but it’s not the same as being there live.

    Yes, it was something… My daughter and I went together, we are Adam and Kris fans, I like Kris and loooove Adam, and she the opposite, I personally think Kris owes her the win, I think she still has caluses on her thumbs from texting and calling in votes, lol. But It was a beautiful expirience to share with her, and jokes aside, all three of them did not disapoint. Kris did a beautiful heartless, I think that acoustic works for him so well, I mentioned David impressed me as well, and Adam’s acoustic Starlight left me breathless, I am not even kidding.

  114. Cookie looks cute in that video hanging out at Best Buy with his brother. The girls come off looking like morons. Oh well. I guess I just have to say thank you for a glimpse at David.

  115. I thought the girls were idiots too when I realized it was a joke but at least Dave did at least get a laugh out of it.

    I like the haircut David has gotten.

    That was another bright spot of the video. ;)

  116. The girls come off looking like morons. Oh well. I guess I just have to say thank you for a glimpse at David.

    Ha, that was my thought, too – thank you, immature, annoying girls, for a glimpse of Cookie (and I love that laugh). I’m sure weird crap happens to him all the time. He definitely gets weird tweets like this one… it must’ve caught his eye for him to respond, lol.

    @ RTbleedingxsoul i want to stick a spoon in @thedavidcook. // ummmmm…. what? lol

  117. I know — that “want to stick a spoon in you” tweet was just bizarre (and hilarious), but I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s gotten worse. Or that they all have. That’s definitely the downside of twitter.

    It’s kind of shocking Archie even caught David’s tweet when you think about it — he’s got 200K (or more) followers, right? And Cook’s got 80someK? How do they even see the tweets from the people they’re following? (Unless I misunderstand how twitter works, which is entirely possible.)

  118. They are both only following a few people so it’s easy. You get a list of tweets of just those people.

    And the “spoon” tweet was slightly out of context. She explained later that she was looking at him on a vid or a photo (can’t remember now) and “he looked like ice cream”. lol Which is just as weird. erm…. and she chastised him for reading his @ replies anyway. haha!

  119. They are both only following a few people so it’s easy. You get a list of tweets of just those people.

    Ahh, thank you. I wasn’t sure how it worked with a public account. (Mine’s private and I am following and am being followed by very few people and even then, I lose track.)

    Speaking of twitter, Neal tweeted tonight asking if everyone had gotten their tickets to the 2/27 show, so I guess it will be the whole band. Yay!

    ETA: And the “spoon” tweet was slightly out of context. She explained later

    LOL. It must have startled her quite a bit when he re-tweeted that then.

  120. Mary J. Blige is on Chelsea Lately right now, and she just humorously tried to describe how difficult it was to guest judge AI. She found it hard to say to people “you suck” in a nice way. It was quite cute.

  121. LOL she chastised HIM for reading his replies? They’re HIS replies and he can read whatever he wants no matter how weird and bizarre some are. The sad thing is just judging by some of the questions he picks for his twitter parties and other random times I think he likes the more stupid/silly tweets.

  122. LMAO at that Best Buy video. The one girl was stupid though “I thought you were someone else.” Who would say that to David Cook?

  123. I found her tweet. Pretty sure she was just joking with him in her reply to his reply. :)

    @thedavidcook stop reading your @’s. i was just watching the CBTM video and you looked like ice cream. :)
    8:51 PM Jan 17th from web in reply to thedavidcook

  124. mollyannmay – archie has 303,750 followers (lol, I just checked davidarchie) and it goes up by about 1000 every few days. I think when you follow someone you get their tweets specifically. How they even keep up is beyond me. Archie tweeted tonignt for about 5 minutes and he had hundreds and hundreds of replies withing minutes. cook & archie always respond to each other – man I love season 7 people! (& adam, kris and allison too)

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