Archive for Mei, 2008


Posted: Mei 29, 2008 in Uncategorized

…en die wenner is…

Posted: Mei 23, 2008 in Uncategorized


As jy nie ‘n idee het waarvan ek praat nie … lees gerus verder…

Cook was born in Houston, Texas and raised in Blue Springs, Missouri. His parents are Beth (née Frye) and Stan Cook. Cook’s younger brother, Andrew, is an elementary education major at the University of Central Missouri, and his older brother, Adam, lives in Terre Haute, Indiana with his wife and children. Cook’s parents divorced during his childhood; his mother remarried and now goes by Beth Foraker, and his father relocated to Indianapolis, Indiana.

Cook’s interest in music began early in life; he received his first guitar at the age of 2. He began singing in second grade, when his elementary school music teacher gave him a solo in a school choir performance. He proceeded to perform in virtually every Christmas and PTA program. He also participated in choir and drama programs in middle school and high school. At Blue Springs South High School, he performed in musicals, including The Music Man, West Side Story, and Singin’ in the Rain. He had also been an avid baseball player during high school. After losing interest in sports, he focused more on music. He earned a theater scholarship to the University of Central Missouri, but he abandoned theater after two semesters, graduating from the school in 2006 with a degree in graphic design. While in college, he was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa. After his college graduation, he relocated to Tulsa, Oklahoma to pursue his career in music, telling his family, “I just want to give myself until I’m 26 years old to get a job.”

Cook auditioned for American Idol in Omaha, Nebraska, performing Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer.” He originally did not plan to try out for the show as he was going on a trip to China; he came to the auditions initially to support his younger brother Andrew (who did not make it to Hollywood) and then decided to try out himself. For his first Hollywood audition, Cook performed “(Everything I Do) I Do It for You” by Bryan Adams, accompanying himself on acoustic guitar. Later in the week he performed “I’ll Be” by Edwin McCain.

Cook has taken advantage of the decision to allow contestants to play musical instruments. Besides his Hollywood audition, he also accompanied himself on electric guitar for his performances of “All Right Now,” “Hello,” “Day Tripper,” “I’m Alive,” “Baba O’Riley,” “Dare You to Move,” and “Dream Big,” and on acoustic guitar for “Little Sparrow,” “All I Really Need Is You,” and “The World I Know.” His white, left-handed Gibson Les Paul electric guitar has the letters “AC” on it; as Cook told TV Guide, “I have two brothers, Adam and Andrew. So, because of superstition, I put their initials on everything growing up.” Since the Top 12 week, he has also been wearing an orange wristband to support a 7-year-old fan, Lindsey Rose, with leukemia.

“Billie Jean,” one of his performances, was highly praised by all three judges, especially Simon Cowell. Cowell later said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly that the performance “was in a different league to anything we’ve heard on the season so far,” and although he knew where the arrangement came from, “that doesn’t really matter.” The performance received well over 1 million views on YouTube.  Another of Cook’s performances, “Day Tripper”, was credited to Whitesnake. Seattle-based band Doxology has claimed that Cook’s performance of “Eleanor Rigby” was based on a version the band recorded over a year ago. On April 1, before performing his self-arranged rendition of “Little Sparrow” on American Idol, Cook responded to Ryan Seacrest in the interview session, revealing that his performance of “Eleanor Rigby” was based on Neil Zaza’s and Doxology’s versions. He also reiterated the credits of Whitesnake and Chris Cornell. Despite the controversy, critics praised Cook for choosing versions of songs that fit his vocal style. His arrangements of “Hello,” “Little Sparrow,” “Always Be My Baby,” “All I Really Need Is You,” “Baba O’Riley,” “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” and “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing” were original arrangements.

On April 1, 2008, a few hours after American Idol aired, reported that Cook was rushed to the hospital because his “heart was palpitating at a high rate and his blood pressure was high.” The website claimed that Cook was not feeling well before the performance of Dolly Parton’s “Little Sparrow” that night, but he had refused to go to the emergency room until the end of the show. Stress over a recent “setback” in his brother Adam’s struggle with brain cancer may have been a contributing factor. Subsequently, David Cook was released from the hospital and is so far doing fine.

Cook was declared the winner of American Idol season 7 on May 21, 2008, receiving 56% of the votes and beating runner-up David Archuleta by 12 million votes. Cook then sang “The Time of My Life”, the winning song of the 2008 American Idol Songwriter’s Competition, which will also be Cook’s first single. The single is available right now on iTunes. He is the fifth winner to have never been named in the bottom 2 or 3 in votes during his run on the show. He is also the third male winner.

Along with season 2 winner Ruben Studdard, Cook is the second winner to have won the title after performing first during the top two performances. During the finale of season 7 of American Idol, Cook appeared in a commercial for the game franchise Guitar Hero, mimicking Tom Cruise in Risky Business. Fellow finalist David Archuleta also appeared in a separate but similar commercial parodying the same scene.


…’nough said…

Posted: Mei 23, 2008 in Uncategorized

…age detector…

Posted: Mei 22, 2008 in Uncategorized

1978 Top 10!!

1. Shadow Dancing, Andy Gibb
2. Night Fever, BeeGees
3. You Light Up My Life, Debby Boone
4. Stayin’ Alive, BeeGees
5. Kiss You All Over, Exile
6. How Deep Is Your Love, BeeGees
7. Baby Come Back, Player
8. (Love Is) Thicker Than Water, Andy Gibb
9. Boogie Oogie Oogie, A Taste Of Honey
10. Three Times A Lady, Commodores

Ek ken wrintiewaar 7 van die songs, en as ek regtig moet kies, bly hierdie song se lirieke en melodie vir my baie mooi…


I know your eyes in the morning sun
I feel you touch me in the pouring rain
and the moment that you wander far from me
I wanna feel you in my arms again.

And you come to me on a summer breeze
keep me warm in your love then you softly leave
and it’s me you need to show
how deep is your love

How deep is your love, how deep is your love?
I really need to learn
Cause we’re living in a world of fools
breaking us down when they all should let us be
we belong to you and me.

I believe in you
you know the door to my very soul.
you’re the light in my deepest darkest hour
you’re my saviour when I fall

And you may not think I care for you
when you know down inside that I really do
and it’s me you need to show How deep is your love?


La da da da da, la da da da da da da da da da da

And you come to me on a summer breeze
keep me warm in your love then you softly leave
and it’s me you need to show
how deep is your love

PS. ek het ook nooit geweet dat Andy Gibb die jonger boetie van die BeeGees se Gibb-broers was nie! Wys jou net, mens is nooit te oud om te leer nie…! (mmmm…mooi seun né?) :mrgreen:

How to Maintain a Healthy Level of Insanity

1. At Lunch Time, Sit In Your Parked Car With Sunglasses on and point a Hair Dryer At Passing Cars. See If They Slow Down.

2. Page Yourself Over The Intercom. Don’t Disguise Your Voice.

3. Every Time Someone Asks You To Do Something, Ask If They Want Fries with that.

4. Put Your rubbish bin On Your Desk And Label It ‘In.’

5. Put Decaf In The Coffee Maker For 3 Weeks Once Everyone is Over Their Caffeine Addictions, Switch to Espresso.

6. In The Memo Field Of All Your cheques, Write ‘For Smuggling Diamonds’

7. Finish All Your sentences with ‘In Accordance With The Prophecy.’

8. Don t use any punctuation

9. As Often As Possible, Skip Rather Than Walk.

10. Order a Diet Water whenever you go out to eat, with a serious face.

11. Specify That Your Drive-through Order Is ‘To Go.’

12. Sing Along At The Opera.

13. Go To A Poetry Recital And Ask Why The Poems Don’t Rhyme?

14. Put Mosquito Netting Around Your Work Area And Play tropical Sounds All Day.

15. Have Your colleagues address You By Your Wrestling Name, Rock Bottom.

16. When The Money Comes Out The ATM, Scream ‘I Won!, I Won!’

17. When Leaving The Zoo, Start Running Towards The car park, Yelling ‘Run For Your Lives, They’re Loose!!’

18. Tell Your Children Over Dinner. ‘Due To The Economy, We Are Going To Have To Let One Of You Go.’

ROFLM(S)AO!!! Ek dink ek moet van dié probeer!! :mrgreen:


Posted: Mei 20, 2008 in Uncategorized

Hier is dit nou NetJane, soos belowe…

Matriekafskeid 1996

…en laat net een lag!


…my grootste wens…

Posted: Mei 13, 2008 in Uncategorized

Na aanleiding van Da Mario se post vanoggend … en my kommentaar, hier is die volledige liedjie wat ek aangehaal het! Ek kry ALTYD ‘n knop in die keel as ek hierdie song hoor!

Dis my grootste wens…

There is a place,
For the child in your heart
As long, as you, still believe in a fairytale
And always know,
Deep inside, we are all the same

Let the children have a world
Where there is no pain or sorrow
Where they all can live tomorrow
And they share a brighter day

Let the children have a world
Where the people can be free
Where they all can join together
And their hearts will share a dream

A child, wants to find,
It’s own place in the sunlight
Cause a child, has hope,
A ray of light, in his eyes
So I want the world
To love, every boy and girl..

Let the children have a world
Where there is no pain or sorrow
Where they all can live tomorrow
And they share a brighter day

Let the children have a world
Where the people can be free
Where they all can join together
And their hearts will share a dream