Friday, October 31, 2008

Blake Lewis & A.D.D. featuring Chris Richardson

Love this song, but both these boys together make it even better!

David Cook - Walmart Soundcheck Preview

David Cook on Life After American Idol,,20236289,00.html

He has throngs of devoted fans and will soon be releasing an album, but David Cook says his life now isn't too different than it was before winning American Idol.

"I think in one sense everything's changed but in another sense nothing has," says the reigning Idol champ. "There's all these different things around me that I didn't have a year ago. I was able to furnish a home and get a nice car and be able to treat my family to some of the things that I otherwise wouldn't have been able to do."
But, says the singer, 25, "I'm still a goober from the Midwest. Now I've just got a few more resources. I don't feel like the show changed me at all."

Cook spoke with PEOPLE after recording a performance video with his band for Walmart's Soundchecks, which can be viewed online and in Walmart stores. (Watch a preview video below.)

The singer, who will release his self-titled debut album Nov. 18, describes his music as "eclectic rock" with some songs featuring lots of riffs and others that are "very piano driven and delicate."

"I got to show some different aspects of who I am as a person," he says about the upcoming album.

Cook's next gig: performing on this week's Saturday Night Live hosted by Ben Affleck. "I grew up watching it like everybody else so to be apart of it in any capacity is obviously a huge honor," he says, before adding that he's "really nervous."

"I'm going to make sure my shoelaces are tied so I don’t trip and fall on the floor!"

ET's exclusive interview with David Cook

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Lukas Rossi and Stars Down - Live @ Suede, Lethbridge, AB 10/28/08

Thanks to starsdownofficial for the videos!

Take a Chance On Me

Mona Lisa

Burning Bridges in June



Monday, October 27, 2008

Matchless Little Monster

by Jim McGorman

The Little Monster is the latest release from Matchless Amplifiers, a boutique company known for hand building road-worthy, Class A amps for discerning musicians, and the same visionaries behind designs like the HC-30 and the Clubman. With the announcement of the Little Monster and the Baby - a cleaner, less rock-oriented version set to be released in the coming months - Matchless clearly has its sights set on the small combo market. While previous designs from the company featured higher wattages and larger body frames, these new, smaller models are poised to carry Matchless into the low-wattage/super portable game. Both amps will be situated on the low-end of the company's price scale, but have the potential to be the coolest products in the Matchless line. With a retail price set around $1799 - one to two thousand less than their other models - the Little Monster is sure to introduce a new, quieter group of players to the world of boutique design.

The Little Monster is aptly named, packing a huge punch in a diminutive frame. But before we get to how the amp sounds, we should talk about how it looks. This combo looks like something from a fifties recording studio crossed with the radio from a 22nd century spaceship. The moon-shaped grill in the middle of the monster's face has a distinct look that will surely end up being its trademark. From a design standpoint, its ability to appear both modern and retro is aesthetically impressive. The fact that it almost looks like a piece of furniture when sitting in the living room will not be lost on any home-owning gearhead. If you have the foresight to choose the right color, your significant other might not even nag you if the Little Monster is occasionally found outside of your gear room.

Likewise, the control panel keeps things simple and smooth, with Volume, Treble, Bass and Master Volume controls. It also has High and Low input jacks, with the Low only really useful when used to daisy chain to another amp.

Monster Tone
The first thing you notice when you plug the Little Monster in is the sound's hugeness. Obviously this amp won't be competing with a high-powered Marshall stack any time soon, but considering the wattage, it produces an incredibly powerful sound - it's apparent from the get-go that the Little Monster was conceived as a rock amp.

When coupled with a Les Paul, this little guy sounds like a truck bearing down on you at breakneck speed – power chords and crunchy rhythms reveal this amp’s true rock pedigree. Most impressive is that it does this with just nine watts, producing a wide, full sound with surprisingly rich tone. The Little Monster has a robust sound that starts as an open-back, Voxish overdrive, and produces a tighter, closed back, Marshall-like response as it is pushed harder.

With a Tele or a Strat, you would expect to lose some of the bass, but surprisingly, that doesn’t happen here – by simply boosting the Treble and turning down the Bass, you can achieve a cleaner, chimey tone. Of course, because you are only working with nine watts, you won’t hear a drastic difference from knob adjustments – if you want more bass, you may want to run a Gibson through it. But if you’re a versatile player and know how to use the volume knob on your guitar, odds are you will be able to find the sound you’re after.

One of the amp's best features is the Master Volume circuit. The Little Monster can produce a serious rock crunch at very low volumes with the Volume knob cranked and the Master turned way down. You'll obviously lose some of the spread at a low volume, but this can be extremely useful when recording in home studios. Once the Master Volume is turned up past ten o'clock, the amp starts some tasty break-up, but always at a manageable volume.

Keep in mind that because of the low wattage, you will not have as much headroom as Matchless’ more powerful models – but that’s a small price to pay for rock n’ roll infamy. This amp is a great choice for small clubs or any performing situation where stage volume is an issue. By mic’ing the cab, you can still get a big rock sound without prompting the lead singer to scream at you to turn it all down.

On the tech side, the Little Monster is powered by one EL84 tube, driven by two 12AX7s, and features a 5AR4 bottle for rectifier chores. The 1x12 version comes with a Celestion G12H-30 speaker; a dual 8” version is also available, which includes one Jensen C8R and one P8R, giving you a mix of ceramic and Alnico tones. Whatever configuration you decide to go with, the combo produces massive sound from an overhead compartment-worthy 16”x18”x10” frame, and its hand-built, point-to-point construction feels incredibly solid.

As with all Matchless amps, it features an impedance selector, allowing the use of 4, 8 or 16 ohm cabs, as well as the ever-popular backlit Matchless logo. Additionally, the back panel packs in a Line Out, Speaker Out and power chord socket. The Little Monster follows its bigger siblings' leads by relying on military spec parts, meaning even a mortar couldn’t take this thing down. The only potential drawback here is the 40-pound curb weight – a tradeoff for all the features this amp delivers.

The Final Mojo
All in all, the Little Monster is a great buy for anyone loving big, saturated tones, but not the ear drum-rattling sound pressure levels. This is a powerhouse rock amp in a small, portable package – versatile enough for most rock and pop applications, and full of that famous Matchless mojo. But buyer beware – this monster bites!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

David Cook Crafts Heaviest "American Idol" Album Yet

The reality-TV champ taps Green Day producer for disc of rock anthems

"During the show, I enjoyed messing with people's expectations," says David Cook. "The show," of course, is American Idol; in May, Cook was the winner of its seventh season. "I'm not trying to surprise people now: I'm putting out a rock record. I just want the songs to kick you in the teeth or make you want to cry — or do something drastic, like jump off a building. I want somebody to be exhausted when they're done listening."
Making an album like that is a tall order under any circumstances — but Cook also spent the summer on the grueling American Idol arena tour. With his record scheduled for release on November 18th, that gave him only one uninterrupted month in the studio. So while Green Day producer Rob Cavallo assembled tracks, Cook checked in from the road. "A lot of it was done via e-mail and telephone calls," says the genial Cook. "I was face to face with Rob maybe five times before I got off the tour, and I had to bare my soul to this guy. But you can't expect anybody else to invest themselves emotionally in a record if you can't do it yourself. It was really scary — the best analogy I can come up with is that it was like taking off your clothes in church."

Cook is slumped on a couch in Cavallo's home studio in L.A.'s San Fernando Valley. There are at least seven Macintosh laptops in the room. On his computer, Cook is alternately playing Spore, looking up information on the Scottish band Mogwai and checking the Internet reaction to his single "Light On," which is already in the Top Five on the iTunes charts. (The power ballad was co-written by Chris Cornell and hard-rock hitmaker Brian Howes; Cook squeezes the tune for every possible ounce of drama.) But then it's time to listen to a mix of Cook's song "Breathe Right" — an epic guitar-driven rocker evocative of the Foo Fighters. Cook sits up straight, attentive to every detail.

"Is there a keyboard playing the chords under the verse?" Cook asks. "Will it sound thin if we take it out?"

"It'll sound thicker," Cavallo assures him. "We can make it dirty."

"Rub some dirt on it, walk it off," Cook jokes. "Let's take it out. It's a riff rocker. Sold."

Cook wrote or co-wrote most of the songs on the record, drawing on both recent collaborations with songwriting pros and tunes he wrote in his pre-Idol bartending days. (His old guitarist actually plays on the album.) A preview of eight tracks suggests that listeners can expect radio-ready anthems like the sweeping, U2-esque "Come Back to Me," some aggro rockers like "Bar Bi Sol" and plenty of the soaring voice that the AI judges loved. "There's a million different ways to write a song," says Cook. "This is a brand-new game for me: I'm 25 years old, going on infancy."

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Ultimate Music Survey Part 2

Do it too! It's fun!

Concerts & Shows:

1) How many concerts have you been to? Oh, I don't know... Somewhere around 20-30, I'd guess...
2) Who have you seen live? Ok, let's try this... Rock Voisine, Bryan Adams, Kevin Parent, The Watchmen, Big Wreck, Planet Smashers, Sarah McLaughlan, INXS, The Killers, Bryan Byrne, JUICE, Stabilo, Cat Empire, One Republic, Colbie Caillat, Lukas Rossi, Stars Down, Juke Kartel, Dilana, Supernova, Greg Neufeld, Channel One, Daughtry, Puddle of Mudd, Nickelback, Avril Lavigne, Blake Lewis, Chris Richardson, David Cook, Michael Johns, Oliver Pigott, Sebastian Pigott... I bet I'm forgetting some, but...
3) Who would you like to see live? Jason Mraz, The Trews, The Dunes, To Have Heroes, Pearl Jam, and of course see many of the bands I've lready seen...
4) Which band have you seen live the most? INXS, 7 times, and waiting for more!
5) What is your favorite venue to see a show? In town, Massey Hall
6) Have you ever met anyone famous at a concert? If so, who? I have had the chance to meet many of the artists I've seen play, either before or after the shows. It's always a lot of fun, and I've only ran into gracious, fun and appreciative artists so far.
7) Have you ever been front row for a concert? If so, what show? Well duh! Front row is the best place to be. I've been front row many times, but the best one was for INXS in Toronto. OH MY!
8) What were the worst seats you’ve ever had at a show? The only real bad seat I've ever had was for my very first big arena concert, Bryan Adams back in the 80's. We were in the nosebleed... Still, I was up on my feet, dancing and screaming and having a good time!
9) Have you ever gotten in a fight with someone at a show? No. But I threw dirty looks to some obnoxious, intoxicated peeps. And I received a few from people who were seated and wanted me to sit down. How obnoxious! If they want to sit at a rock show, they should stay the fuck home!
10) What was the best concert you’ve ever been to and when? (only one!) I can't answer that! I love different concerts for different reasons. But if I absolutely had to choose... Probably INXS in Toronto in 2006 at the ACC.
11) What is the worst concert you’ve ever been to and when? (only one!) The Killers. I love the band, but they are just. not. good live.
12) Which band/artist always has the best merch? I don't buy much merch aside from albums, so I wouldn't know...
13) Which band do you have the hardest time buying tickets for? I've had a heck of a time buying tickets for INXS, but usually it's not so bad buying tickets since I like smaller scaled bands.
14) If you could choose one person that would go with you to every concert you see from now until the day you die, who would it be? Can't decide - different peeps for different artists! I wanna go to concerts with enthusiastic fans, first and foremost.

Some Random Questions…

1) Who is the best looking male and female artist out there today?
Male = David Cook, Female = I don't know
2) What are some of the best album covers that you’ve seen?
I don't really pay attention to that stuff - I buy an album to listen to the music, not to stare at the cover art. It's not that important to me.
3) Who is the most over-rated artist out there today? Billy Talent, Justin Timberlake, Rhianna
4) Who is the most under-estimated artist out there today? Many smaller scale artists
5) Who is the most over-played artist out there today? Nickelback and most of what plays on the Top 40 stations. It's always the same stuff!
6) What one album or CD should everyone own? Any Beatles album
7) What album or CD do you think everyone has owned and won’t admit it? ABBA, Neil Diamond, Celine Dion *L*
8) Which artist has the best website? I have no idea!
9) Which forgotten artist would you love to see release a new CD? The Watchmen!
10) Who was the best one-hit wonder? Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive
11) Who always makes the best music videos? I don't really watch them
12) What are some of the best music videos ever? See answer above
13) Who is your favorite musician that isn’t famous or well-known? Greg Neufeld, Jimmy McGorman, Lukas Rossi
14) Do you have any friends that are musicians and should be famous? No
15) Name some of your favorite indie bands: Jamestown Ltd, Stars Down, The Trews
16) Who is the best writer and has the best, thought-provoking lyrics? I wouldn't know what to answer, there are so many!
17) Name a few of your favorite lyrics or quotes from songs:
“…a broken back is only something if you did it saving me” – David Cook

“…I can’t keep holding on to what you’ve got, when all you’ve got is hurt” – U2

“…I was a name across your lips, it's time to spit me out” – David Cook

“...In her mind she is blinded by all she sees” - David Cook

“…This silver leaves me longing for gold, second plce has never carried me home” – David Cook

“…Looking back on better days, keep finding pieces of myself in yesterday” – Axium

“…True friends stab you in the front” – Axium

“…I'll swim in you if you'll drown in me” – Axium

"...Like a book I wanna know you, wanna sit down and unfold you, wanna read you left and right, won't stop until I find out the best parts of where you are..." - Greg Neufeld

"...Don't know how to whisper, cause I've been screaming for so long..." - Jim McGorman

"...Your in and out and in between but never with me, I'll taste you, make you, break you, hate you, it's all over me, I am bored
(I'll taste you, make you, break you, hate you, it's all over me) I am bored, I wanted nothing more than making echoes with you..." - Lukas Rossi/Cleavage

18) If you could wake up every morning for the rest of your life to one song, what song would it be? I can't answer that, as my favorites change all the time.
19) If you could fall asleep every night for the rest of your life listening to one song, what would it be? See answer above
20) Name the best song for the following circumstances:
Driving: I'm Alive - David Cook
Getting ready to go out: ROCK!
Taking a bubble bath: The First Taste - Fiona Apple
Doing housework: Anything by Less Than Jake
Making out: John Mayers? *L*
Having a party: All the old sing along classics
A rainy day: Everything and anything
Out at a dance bar: Dancing Queen by ABBA! *L*


1) In your opinion, name the worst…
Group(s): Billy Talent, Jonas Brothers
Singer/Solo Artist: Hilary Duff, Ashley Simpson, Miley Cyrus
Songwriter: I don't know
Song(s): I don't know, because if I think it's crap, I don't listen to it...
CD/Album(s): see answer above
2) Who would you like to see jump off a cliff, never to make another album again?
Paris Hilton
3) Which artist has the worst lyrics? All the cheesy ones?
4) Who do you think HATES being a musician, but stays in the business for the money? Oasis
5) Who always makes the worst music videos? I don't really watch music videos
6) What are some of the worst music videos ever? See answer above
7) Who is your worst hated musician that has a career only because they (or people they know) have lots of money? Miley Cyrus
8) Who is the worst actor/actress turned musician? ???
9) Who is the worst musician turned actor/actress? ???
10) The sight of this artist makes you sick to your stomach: No time for getting sick over bad artists

In closing…

1) Why do you love music? Because it's a great escape, makes me feel, and it's fun!
2) What do you think about music being “the universal language”? I thought sex was???
3) What would you do if you couldn’t have music in your daily life? I'd probably be totally depressed!
4) List a few ways in which music helps you in your daily life:Helps pass the time, helps get over things, helps by making me happy, helps by calming me down or exciting me
5) Describe your love for music in 6 words or less: Best fun with your pants on!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

David Cook - Watch me on SNL! - VIDEO

David Cook on SNL on Nov 1st 2008

According to the Chicago Tribune, David Cook will be the musical guest for their Nov 1st broadcast:

Fey, candidates to visit 'Saturday Night Live'

Lorne Michaels, the executive producer of “Saturday Night Live,” predicts that the presidential and vice presidential candidates will stop by the comedy show before the election. He also said in a phone interview Tuesday that Tina Fey will return to play Gov. Sarah Palin.

“I think sooner or later, everyone will come through,” Michaels said of the candidates. He declined to give dates as to when “Saturday Night Live” viewers might see Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama, as well as their running mates, Sen. Joseph Biden and Gov. Palin.

“In 2000, both Bush and Gore came on,” Michaels noted. As for when this crop of candidates would appear, he said, “I don’t know when. We’re always talking to everyone.”

As for Fey coming back to reprise her role as Gov. Palin before the election, Michaels said, “I think that’s likely.”

Even though Fey’s depiction of Palin has helped drive the show to a 50 percent increase in ratings over last year, Michaels confirmed what Fey said in a recent interview with TV Guide – that she’s done playing Palin after the election.

“She’s gone” after the election, said Michaels. “She has a full-time job” as the creator and star of the NBC comedy “30 Rock,” which returns Oct. 30. Michaels added that “SNL” cast member Kristin Wiig would likely play the Alaska governor should the need arise past Nov. 4.

Michaels also told the Tribune exclusively that Ben Affleck would be the host of the show’s Nov. 1 broadcast. David Cook of “American Idol” fame will be the musical guest.

David Cook - Album Cover Art and Track List

The album is out November 18th!!!! In the mean time...


Here’s the list of song titles:

01 - Declaration
02 - Heroes
03 - Light On
04 - Come Back to Me
05 - Life on the Moon
06 - Bar-ba-sol
07 - Mr. Sensitive
08 - Lie
09 - I Did It for You
10 - Avalanche
11 - Permanent
12 - A Daily Anthem

The Time Of My Life

Yes, there's a song called Bar-ba-sol. *L* I guess we'll have to wait and see on that one. The last track, A Daily Anthem, was a song that was part of David Cook's second solo album, the one he did after Analog Heart and right before he came on Idol, so it never saw the light of day. It makes me happy to see he's got "old" songs on there...

I'm so excited! I can't wait for that record.

Monday, October 13, 2008 is live!

Finally Greg Neufeld's website, is live! You can listen to the entire EP there, purchase it if you want (YOU SHOULD! GO GET IT IT'S GOOD!!!) and read Greg's blogs. There is also a gallery, and added were three new pictures from Erin Gilmore...

So go! Visit today!




Saturday, October 11, 2008

David Cook on ET - Oct 11 2008 - VIDEO

Thanks to davidcooksfansite for the vid

More Andy Skib / To Have Heroes Videos

From the Plan B show, Tulsa OK, Sept 12 08.

Thanks to marratha for the following videos:

Railway Reality (my very favorite)

Let's Get It On (cover *LOL*)

A Dream Of My Own

Ain't Missing You (cover - wow, I've always loved this song, it's fun to hear this one)

Black Bird (cover with Bryan Jewett)

Life By The Drop (cover with Bryan Jewett)

Fix You (cover with Bryan Jewett)

Friday, October 10, 2008

Jim McGorman with Marc Broussard - Tonight Show with Jay Leno - Oct 8 2008 - VIDEO

Jim co-wrote a song with Marc Broussard, called "Keep Coming Back". You can listen to it on Broussard's myspace:

It is Broussard first single off of his new album "Keep Coming Back". They performed it on Leno this week. It sounds really good live!

Thanks to for the vid!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Oliver Pigott - Life after Canadian Idol - INTERVIEW

by Marc Soucy

Voted off Canadian Idol's top 16, Oliver Pigott is the one who got away. First recognized alongside his younger brother Sebastian, Oliver is remembered for his rich Americana rock sound that evokes John Mayer and Jack Johnson.
Oliver's departure from the "talent show" was much too premature. Still this folk/blues inspired talent didn't stand a chance among the fluff that viewers vote through into the finals year after year. So as the expression goes, this was a blessing in disguise. Pigott's early elimination from Idol gave him the time to prepare for what is coming next.

How's life after Canadian Idol?

The response has been great. Now my music is reaching a wider range of people. Idol also helped me develop as a performer.

How did the show help you grow?

I didn't have a lot of experience in front of the camera. Your mannerisms and the way you need to speak in front of the camera are definitely things that are not instilled. It took me a while to get used to it. I was much more comfortable with it near to where I was eliminated.

Do you feel the judges' opinions affect the votes that keep contenders in the game?

The judges have an influence and definitely helped keep me in there for a while. The judges serve to give people a picture of what they are watching, but the Canadian public is able to come to their own conclusions. Conclusions that are a combination of what the judges have to say and people take it into their own hands.

What was competing against your brother like?

Technically we were in competition, but it never felt that way. It never felt that way with everybody else either. I feel grateful to have met everyone on the show. It also gave my brother and I a chance to reconnect because we've been living in different countries. I know that we're going to be collaborating a lot now. We went into Canadian Idol to have fun and that's what happened.

How do you make a song choice from the billions of songs that you could choose from?

The songs that I chose are indicative of a lot of stuff that I have written. I grew up on the blues and a lot of my own music is based around it. I think you saw that when I performed those songs in Idol.

What do you hope viewers see in your performances?

I wanted to give people the idea that when I perform a song I interpret it in a way that is appropriate to the song. That may be in a wildly sexual performance or something toned down and subtle.

What is your next move?

A lot of touring. It's going to be great to be able to brainstorm with Sebastian. Really good and unexpected things are going to come out of it, things that I don't even necessarily know about yet. You'll be seeing a lot of us.

Oliver Pigott is currently on tour.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Oliver and Sebastian Pigott @ The Reverb, Toronto,Sept 25 2008 - VIDEO

Vid from froggurl87

Turn It Up

Blake Lewis & A.D.D. @ Canal Room, NYC, Oct 6 2008

Love or Torture (also known as Please Don't) - it's a song that didn't make the cut for the album.
Thanks for the vid, heatherlovesclay!

The following vids are from lamerdubelle:

Gots 2 Get Her


Here's My Hello

Love Song

She Loves The Way

Silence is Golden / Message in a Bottle

Emotional Waterfalls

Monday, October 6, 2008

David Cook - The Making of Light On

David Cook - Making of "LIGHT ON"
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Michael Johns - Never Tear Us Apart - Telethon 2008

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Canadian Federal Debate - the Non-Political Way

I HATE politics with a passion. That's why I almost never talk about it. The amount of bullshitting going on in politics is just nauseating. I am sick to my stomach thinking about those clowns fucking us all up the ass with their tax cuts and policies that amounts to nothing.

My political views, you ask? Well... I hate Stephen Harper and think he's one of the worst bandit Canada has elected in a long time. Stephane Dion doesn't inspire me any confidence whatsoever with his little weasel face and his bad english accent (coming from a francophone who has an accent when she speaks english, but doesn't care because she loves accents and thinks they are charming, that is saying something). Gilles Duceppe is more and more irrelevant as Quebec finally moves away from that stupid separation idea, Jack Layton has great ideas but no balls to carry them through, and Elizabeth May, well, I don't know her, so I can't say.

Despite all that... I did my duty as a good canadian citizen and I watched the federal debate tonight. I usually watch the french debate, since I am francophone, but somehow this year I ended up watching the english debate. Regardless, I am going to post my non-political observations about it. Yes, non-political - I don't talk about politics, remember?

First, physical appearance.

Gotta give it to Stephen Harper, he looks good on camera. His silver hair and his blue eyes really look good on camera, and since the last election, his physical image has improved. Dion... Weasel face does not look good. He's got a little tooth that shows when he speaks, and that is so very distracting... Layton... Hum he's probably the best looking one of the bunch. I kinda like his little pornstache and his bald head. May... I guess she's ok, but she's gotta have her mouth fixed.

Layton 1, others 0.


Duceppe and Dion are just totally awful to listen to, especially when they speak english. No thank you. May's alright, I like that she speaks in a controlled tone of voice. So does Dion and Harper. Dion's voice sounds like a lullaby from the devil. He speaks softly, calmly, but you know there is that hellish side to him that is only waiting to come out. Harper's the same, actually, but his voice is even more pleasant. Layton's got a sexy voice, especially when he gets excited or mad.

Layton 2, others 0.


Gotta give that one to Elizabeth May right away. The guys dress like they are going to a funeral. At least she brings a little bit of color in that debate, even if it is only with her rings and lipstick!

Layton 2, May 1, others 0.

Best OMFG are you fucking SERIOUS? You LIAR! face:

Duceppe gets as red as a lobster and starts to stutter. May seems cooler. Dion smirks and shakes his weasel face and plays with his little tooth. Layton gets angry and his face hardens, his eyes shoots laser and if looks could kill, he would have killed everyone tonight, including the annoying moderator. Well, he would have perhaps spare Duceppe, only because I don't think he looked at him once during the debate. Harper... Oh, that little smirk, that head cocked to the side, that little lean forward that is NOT, no, no, no, it is not meant to be intimidating... Oh, they are all entertaining, 1 point each!!!

Layton 3, May 2, Harper 1, Dion 1, Duceppe 1, annoying moderator 1

Best remark during the debate:

Tie between Jack Layton and Elizabeth May, because they said the same thing in response to Harper talking about his party's platform: "Where is it? What is it? You have not once talked about or presented it".

Oh yeah and there was that one Layton served Dion:

"If you can't do your job as leader of the opposition, I don't know what you are running for prime minister for"

Jab, jab, jab, uppercut, KNOCK OUT!!!!


Of course politics and elections are a serious matter. But if I look at it all too seriously, I'll have a heart attack. I did listen to the debate with an open mind and will go out and vote for one of the leaders. I'm not going to vote based on who's hair looked the best, or who will be most likely to legalize marijuana. I'm gonna vote based on who I think will do the better job as far as our Prime Minister. One thing is for sure, it ain't gonna be for the George W Bush Light we've had in power for the last 2 + years...

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

David Cook - Vlog about DCO

His fans crashed the entire Sony BMG database? WOO HOO us!!! *LOL*

Michael Johns - Across The Universe - Sunrise

Thanks to michaeljohnsonline for the vid!

Nate Morton's sleepy son

Too funny!!!

David Cook New Single - Light On - Buy it on iTunes or Amazon!!!!


David Cook's single "Light On", written by Chris Cornelland Brian Howes, is now available for purchase on iTunes and

It's a great transitional song to please the fans of "Time Of My Life" while still showing a different, more rocking side of himself. Cook's album, expected to hit the stands on November 18, should be one not to be missed! It promises to be eclectic, as the man said himself. One thing is for sure, it will be filled with those gorgeous vocals we grew accustomed to on idol...

Michael Johns - Fools Gold - Australia radio Nova969

Thanks to macfae for the vid:

Marcus Lehman's penis

Warning - Might not be safe for work!

CBS edits, pulls challenge video even as Google searches are lead by Marcus Lehman's penis

The video of the Survivor Gabon challenge featuring accidental nudity has been pulled from CBS' web site, which now says "The requested video content has expired." The full episode is still online, but Marcus' penis has been blurred out (it's at the 61:40 mark). Also removed was the compilation video that a blog created and posted to Metacafe, although it's still on that blog.

That comes even as interest in the exposure has reached a peak: Among people searching Google this morning, the fourth most popular thing to look for are stories about and/or pictures of Marcus Lehman's penis. Yes, the Survivor Gabon contestant's accidental flash through his boxers during the second hour of the show's debut last Thursday is the seventh most searched-for term in the United States.

Google's Hot Trends show that there are only three things in the country more popular among Google searchers than Marcus' genitals: the sale of Wachovia to Citigroup, which constitute four of the top six searches; the web site for the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008; and the comic strip Achewood, which takes the top spot, probably because of an interview with its creator on NPR this morning.

Google says that searches for the nudity-Google lists "survivor marcus, survivor gabon marcus, marcus lehman penis, survivor weiner, marcus lehman" as keywords people used-peaked at 8 a.m. ET this morning, and 10 percent of all of those searches are coming from New York City. While there were some searches for it yesterday, a graph shows that they spiked this morning, probably when people got to work and were ready for their Monday morning porn break.

Update: CBS has removed and/or edited the videos on its site, and Metacafe removed the embeddable video. However, you can still watch it on the Naked Straight Guys blog (