Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Album Review: David Cook

Ok, so this album review is SO delayed considering it was released on November 2008. But listening to it again almost 6 years after it's release made me realize how much I love this album.

According to his discography in Wikipedia, there are 15 tracks but the CD that I bought only has 12. It doesn't have "Time of my Life" (which was his winner's song in Idol but I bought that separately), "My Last Request" (which was an ITunes pre-order song) and "Breathe Tonight" (which was only released in Japan). I won't go through all the songs but I'll just focus on the ones that I like.

In my opinion, the best song in the album is "Lie"(you can watch his live performance in the youtube video below). I can't understand why they made "Light On" as the carrier single when this song is emo to the max. People with relationship problems (especially those on the verge of ending one) can so relate to this song.

So lie to me and tell me that it's gonna be alright
So lie to me and tell me that we'll make it through the night
I don't mind if you wait before you tear me apart
Look me in the eye
Lie, lie, lie
So lie to me and tell me that we're gonna be ok
So lie to me and tell me that we'll make it through the day
I don't mind if you wait before you tear me apart
Look me in the eye
Lie, lie, lie

David Cook really rocks his lyrics. "Mr. Sensitive" and "Life on the Moon" is also catchy.  His gravelly voice makes me want to just listen to him all day long. I'm still sore that he was dropped by his label after only 2 albums.

Just a disclaimer, wala akong pinagdadaanan. :) I could just feel his frustration and heartbreak when I listened to the song.

I realized that I wrote a blog about his second album which can be found here.

I hope he'll release more songs in Itunes. I miss his voice the clips being posted in youtube of his live performances can only tide me over so much.

By the way, when I was pregnant with my son, I would listen to David Cook a lot. No wonder my son is so musically inclined. And handsome too. :)

Monday, September 15, 2014

NCIS: Medal of Honor

I got hooked into NCIS when I was looking for another series to watch while I do my cross-stitch. I've been seeing the series at FOX channel and an officemate lent/gave me the first 2 seasons (and I got the rest). I finished all 11 seasons in 3 months and I can't wait for season 12 to start next week.

The episode below is one of my favorites. I cried when I watched the scene below. It was just so touching.

But my favorite thing about NCIS is Leroy Jethro Gibbs (Mark Harmon) and the tandem of Tony DiNozzo (Michael Weatherly) + Ziva David (Cote de Pablo). Too bad Cote left the series at the start of Season 11. Their chemistry was something to behold. It's reminisce of Cybill Shepherd and Bruce Willis characters in the 80's series, Moonlighting.

Watching NCIS made me appreciate the Military more. I wish our own military personnel has the same support as what they have in the U.S. If I was any younger, I would've considered the Corps or the Navy as a career path. (Yeah, and I thought of becoming a crime scene investigation after watching CSI).