David Cook & 9/11 Ground Zero Ceremony?
Last week it was amusing to watch over at DCO, LastFM and other places as his hardcore tard pack tried to get various internet radio and real life radio to place nothing but ‘This Loud Morning’ One online dj at Live365.com pandered to them and played all Dave for days. Don’t they all already have all his music so what gives with all the requesting?
Oh yeah, that’s right, create an artificial ground swell of support for his most recent CD release. Like that’s going to help him built a long term career by bumping up air play. I just think they’re going about winning new fans the wrong way. What person with half a brain would look at the crazy going on in the fandom and not run the opposite way even if they kinda liked the music?
So this week a new plot to make David Cook musical emperor of the universe has emerged and it gives me pause because of the very questionable issues of taste, couth, class, appropriateness, patriotism and a million other issues. Some of his tards, like RoyalsPhenom , are trying to get the song on his new CD “We Believe” used at the ten year observance ceremony at the Ground Zero memorial of 9/11. One of the comments that made me really clutch my pearls and feel nauseous was “RCA would be stupid to miss the opportunity”
ETA – Straight from DCO (thanks Burt!)
The Opportunity Of A Lifetime: We Believe in David Cook on 9/11!
While conversing on Twitter, a number of fans contributed to an epiphany that converged into the perfect storm; a rare opportunity that could weave David Cook’s music and compassion into the fabric of a nation, if not the world, for years to come. When you can find a song that somehow speaks for a generation, a nation, a world – one that captures its stuggles, its hopes, its indomitable spirit to remind people of the inherit goodness in this world – it’s no longer just a song…for it transcends life itself. That’s artistry! That’s David Cook. That’s We Believe!
As we all know DC is scheduled to perform the National Anthem on 9/11: a true honor. However, realizing how historic and emotional this day is, we couldn’t help but think “what if”? But it’s not just one “What If”, it’s three that morphed into one all encompassing question: “How the hell can we not?”
The First Idea…
What if Major League Baseball and the National Football League used “We Believe” to create a photo/video tribute to air before all their home games on 9/11. The song is spot on perfect…inspirational, powerful, universal…and it would instantly engrain the track into our national consciousness, but more succinctly, our hearts and dreams. Also, by placing the video tribute on you-tube that very same day, DC would gain an endless array of positive exposure.
The Second Idea…
What if David nationally debuted – during the Chiefs opening game – his new single “We Believe”. What could possibly be bigger than than the gravity of September 11, coinciding with the opening day of pro football? There is no bigger stage, but more profoundly, no bigger honor.
The Third Idea…
What if RCA donated all proceeds from the sales of “We Believe” on that Sunday to the 9/11 responders fund..or a related charity of their choosing. The NFL/MLB could even mention this at the end of the aired tributes and/or as a blurb by each game’s announcers. As we all know, DC is a compassionate, caring individual. What better way to make a difference then to help those who continue to suffer?
It’s public knowledge that I’ve been a big advocate of GTTG being a single…as well as a number of other fantastic tracks from TLM. However, the opportunity that this represents is simply too perfect not to use for the betterment of everyone….to make a difference. We Believe is a universal, uplifting song that has crossover, mega-hit potential. In these tough times, where even the biggest names fail, this could represent a rare chance to catapult David and his career to new levels; to expose the world, not only to his indelible vocal and songwriting talents, but to his decency and humanity. That’s why we love him.
What do we have to lose?
Very little. Sales are reduced to a crawl..not just for David but many artists…TLG is IMO treading water at best on the airwaves with very little commercial success…and you simply cannot buy the exposure and positive overatures something like this provides. Likewise, this is not an attempt to belittle TLG or push it out. It’s simply embracing the inevitable, as well as the practical. Music, like any other industry, is about siezing the day, trends, and marketing them into an advantageous, profitable, and positive model for success. What could possibly be more worthwhile than this?
What do we have to gain?
Everything! In a mercurial climate where fans are concerned about just getting a second single, let a lone a third, capitalizing on such a rare convergence of events is a gift in itself. This opportunity – for “We Believe”, David – most likely will never occur again; It’s the chance of a lifetime. Chances are, there will be no current single this time next year and TLM and may be a foregone conclusion. Yes, God forbid, but a distinct possibility! Now is the time to act, to give David a boost that any other day, occasion, or single release, never could. If RCA/19 were bold, they could even offer to make the video/photo compilation themselves for the NFL & MLB. Every notion makes a difference. Furthermore, if this venture was successful, it would instantly become a frontrunner for the 2012 Olympics. If WB becomes synonymous with 9/11, or any other event for that matter, it would innately sell itself: most notably as a meaningful piece of history.
Please, RCA & 19 – on the tenth anniversary of America’s worst tragedy – please take note, with the utmost respect from fans, and let’s try to make it one of our most memorable and inspiring tributes ever! Let’s forever change how we look at this horrific day, and wipe away the tears of our brethren with words of hope and strength. I know, if given the chance, David will give one of the most captivating performances in his young but so very promising career; one that could reverberate for years to come! We believe in America! We believe in David Cook! We Believe! Do you?
***For those who may potentially misconstrue this post: If anyone actually believes this is about profit, after reading this post, then they completely missed the bigger picture. The bottom line is we Believe is perfect for 9/11…to help a nation heal and move on to a better day. Nothing more. That’s why we suggested giving any sales from that day to charity. It’s always easier to hate than to create. This is simply a perfect time to expose a song…specifically written for days like this…to make a difference. Though, in the end, whether we like it, money will come into play….there will always be financial ramifications regardless. If you want to argue about profiteering, talk about those movies, tours, or momentos of 9/11. That’s not what this is about. Life goes on, you mourn the dead, but you also celebrate the future with the hope and vitality those souls represented. David wrote We Believe to make a difference in the world. I belie!ve in the character of David Cook…I believe in the good this song can do on 9/11. Nothing more. It’s the opportunity of a lifetime!
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I have to wonder what Mr. Non-Baldy would think of fans contacting various places and people willy-nilly to beg that his song be used at this sad and solemn occasion commemorating the death of thousands in terrorist attacks. Would he be flattered that his fans are willing to use the anniversary of a tragedy for him to sell a few more records? Would he like that they are essentially speaking for him?
It would be much different if he had told RCA he wrote this song inspired by 9/11 and its aftermath and they approached those in charge of the anniversary memorial and promoted the song to be used at the ceremony. That’s their job! RCA is charged promote the album and creating additional sales opportunity. But I think that perhaps even those in power at a big corporation have too much class to try and exploit a national tragedy for sales. Too bad the fantards don’t have that same amount of sense and class.
Thank gawd some of the fans at DCO are speaking out about the inappropriateness of using a tragedy to try and pimp Cook’s CD. It’s really not the way to get additional fans, it’s creepy and wrong.
Did anyone see VH1’s ‘Behind The Music: Adam Lambert’ last night? I was too busy watching AMC’s ‘Breaking Bad’ to worry about seeing it but VH1 had it so heavily advertised that I had to wonder how it was.
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