Framed

David Cook, Framed

Framed

Our favoritemusical experience these days, like that of most people, is American Idol. We love it all...thetension...the competition... David Archuleta's fame-crazed father trying tomicromanage his kid...Sanjaya Malakar...speculation about Paula Abdul'shabits...basically, the whole thing. Just remember: they wouldn't put it on TVif it wasn't really good.

As we look aheadto Season Eight, then, it's peculiarly apt to salute last year's winner, DavidCook. Locked in a death-duel with young Archuleta, Cook carried the day withsome big performances on the Idolfinale. And now, Cook has released his first post-Idol album, Songs About Mules--whoops,we mean David Cook!--a brand new slabof product that will hopefully propel the gifted vocalist to the top.

This week'svideo, "Light On," is the first single from Cook's new LP and ittells the tale of what appears to be true love between some girl and a busboyin a restaurant. We have to confess that it's not exactly the most rivetingvideo to ever appear in this blog. It does, though, feature a lot of David Cookgrimacing, so, in that sense, it's a big success.

Readers may beinterested to know that Archie is beating out Cook on the charts--"Crush," Archuleta's first single, is at #22, while "Light On" dropped off to#89 in its second week. 

What does it allmean? Is the Era of Cook over already? Was Archuleta the rightful winner of Season Seven? We await your verdict, readers.

 

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1 -- "GoodLord, woman! That's not 'stillfresh!'"

 

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2 --"Tickets to the 'Waitressing Finals?' You're kidding me, right?"

 

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3 -- "Inanother era, I could've been in an A-ha video. I could've been somebody."

 

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4 -- "WhenI said to leave the light on, I actually didn't mean to actually and literallyleave it on me."

 

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5 -- "Whycan't you just admit you ate all the fries?"

 

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6 -- "If Istudy this one closely I can no doubt improve on the Idol genus," thoughtGummo, The Sentient Bubble.

 

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7 --"Perhaps I can simply wish awaythe many other superior Idols."

 

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8 -- It turnedout that flying without your jetpack wasn't quite as simple as it might'veseemed.

 

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9 -- Davidproudly advertises his allegiance to "alternating" in thenever-ending War of Currents!

 

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10 -- "See,I don't really like all that indiemusic. I just said I liked all thatindie music."

 

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11 -- "Of course I've always wanted to take aride on a bicycle!"

 

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12 --"Yeah!  I thought Syesha was better,too!"

 

 

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