David Cook Wins American Idol!

David Cook Winner of American Idol Season 7

   It was really a surpise that David Cook won American Idol. Especially given how much the judges loved David Archuleta’s performances. Archuleta even won over Simon Cowell on the final performance episode.    Continue reading “David Cook Wins American Idol!”

Will David Archuleta win American Idol?

David Archuleta and David Cook
Archuleta and Cook

   First off, I’m not a huge American Idol fan and I don’t watch the show regularly. I do download and watch the episodes from iTunes and I have to say that I’m honestly impressed with the contestants singing abilites.  Continue reading “Will David Archuleta win American Idol?”

American Idol, Talent or Hype?

   It’s amazing to see all the press coverage and the numbers of viewers that American Idol attracts. I’ve talked to a lot of musicians about the show and I always ask them their opinion. I usually get a mixed reaction with some believing that there’s some real talent on there and some believing that it’s all rigged and that the songs are recorded in advance.     Continue reading “American Idol, Talent or Hype?”

Music Is Your Business

    When I finally got out of high school and first started doing club gigs a good musician friend of mine gave me a book. I read it cover to cover and it has proved to be a valuable resource even after all these years. That book is no longer in print but I want to suggest another book that just released its 3rd edition in 2007. Continue reading “Music Is Your Business”