Posted by bebereader on Tuesday, September 30, 2014
On Wednesday, October 1, there will be a radio station completely devoted to David’s music! Archie Radio will broadcast live!
From Archie Radio Twitter:
“The music, the voice, the live… and just everything about David Archuleta. To listen to Archie Radio on your smartphone or tablet, type http://archieradio.noip.me in the browser of your mobile device.”
Archie Radio Official Website: http://archieradio.caster.fm/
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/archieradiostation
Twitter page: https://twitter.com/archieradio
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Posted by djafan on Friday, September 26, 2014
Be sure and tune in this Sunday for a sneak preview of a new recording byDavid Archuleta–it’ll heard near the end of the soon-to-be-released movie “Meet the Mormons,” but you can hear it sooner than that!
You can hear an interview with David plus the new recording on FM100.3 or online at http://www.softsundaysounds.com/ this Sunday at the end of the first music set in the 7am, 9am, 12pm, 2pm, and 4pm hours.
Posted in @DavidArchie, @FM1003, fillers, music, Uncategorized | Tagged: #DA2014, #Glorious, @DavidArchie, David Archuleta, FM 100.3, music, Radio Interview, the Voice | 94 Comments »
Posted by Angelica on Friday, September 19, 2014
I recently came across this interview of Ashton Kutcher on Ellen, talking about his speech at the 2013 Teen Choice Awards. He won the Teen Choice Award for “Ultimate Choice.”
Here is the actual speech he gave.
In 2008, David won the Teen Choice Award for “Most Fanatic Fans” and “Best Smile.” In 2009, he won the Teen Choice Award for “Breakout Artist of the Year,” “Best Love Song (Crush)” and “Best Tour (with Demi Lovato).” In 2010, he won “Best American Idol Alum.”
Now it is 2014 and David is no longer a teen. He is a grown man making choices that will affect the rest of his life. I find it interesting that while listening to Ashton’s views on life and the decisions/attitudes young people should adopt to be successful, I thought of David. Listen as Ashton elaborates the three talking points of his speech:
“The first thing is about opportunity. The second thing is about being sexy. And the third thing is about living life.”
In what ways do you think this view reflects/deviates from the path David is on now?
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Posted by Angelica on Thursday, September 11, 2014
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Posted by Angelica on Saturday, September 6, 2014
“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.” Albert Einstein
I have a fairly long drive from my home to the nearest town, so when I’m not listening to music, I’m thinking.
This was the case the other day as I was driving in silence. I was anguishing over a dilemma that was causing me such pain of spirit and going round and round until a thought came galloping like a wild horse into my mind: “I just wish that something would just reach down out of the sky, just reach right down out of the heavens and OPEN MY EYES!” At the phrase, “open my eyes,” straight to my heart came the snippet of David singing those words. It actually made me shudder with wonder and in that very instant I felt convinced that this album he’s working on will be remarkable.
And my own answer came, not shaking my frame all at once, but in quiet little pieces, like pebbles sparkling one by one at the bottom of a clear pool that once was murky. We struggle at what we already know. We squeeze shut our eyes and curse the darkness.
We at The Voice will wait and stand by him or float, if necessary, on what will become crystal clear in time. We will wait, because a singer with his gift will not come again in our lifetime, and because the same guidance that reached down into my car also guided him in that studio. The miracle is not that we are still here, but that we ever were. The miracle is that, for many of us, ever since we first heard him sing “Waiting on the World to Change,” our world has changed in a thousand positive ways. I know “it’s hard to be persistent when you’re standing at a distance.” But we keep right on waiting.
People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don’t even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child — our own two eyes. All is a miracle.
Thich Nhat Hanh
Posted in @DavidArchie, Appreciation | Tagged: David Archuleta, Standing by him, Wait | 50 Comments »
Posted by Angelica on Thursday, August 28, 2014
How happy does this make you? Happier than a VIP fan on the front row of a room without a roof? Yeah. I thought so. I’m right there with ya.
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Posted by Angelica on Saturday, August 23, 2014
I wonder if he’s going.
I wonder if it’s true.
Is he going to matriculate?
To good ole BYU?
I wouldn’t blame him if he did.
Aim higher at some learning.
I wouldn’t blame him
Aim sky high!
Just don’t forget
Us down here yearning.
For the music and the VOICE
That in this moment
Made us weep,
The next rejoice.
Still waiting patiently,
The next rejoice.
Posted in @DavidArchie, Balance, The Voice | Tagged: Begin., BYU, David Archuleta | 52 Comments »
Posted by Angelica on Wednesday, August 13, 2014
I have been missing him. Especially when just yesterday, I came across an envelope from the past I’d forgotten I even had. It contained several bookmarks made by a fan from the year 2010. Each bookmark was a monthly calendar with a tweet from David. I don’t recall who made them, but there was a note from Abrra with the words, “You can trim the rest – Enjoy!” Here they are, in all their grand random gloriousness.
January @DavidArchie I say “Hi I’m lost I just need to turn around.” Guy says, “David Archuleta is lost?” Should that really be surprising?”
February @DavidArchie “Are you who I think you are?” I say maybe… “Ricky Archuleta. You’re Ricky Archuleta, right?” I say no sorry. She walks off lol.
March @DavidArchie I can’t fall asleep. Still not used to the time change I guess. So I decided to handwash a shirt. :) It makes you appreciate it.
April @DavidArchie My left eye’s red again. That little stinker.
May @DavidArchie Bah! Bad internet connections! I have a blog to get up internet! Work with me here please! @DavidArchie Kinda awkward but I found a good connection in front of someone else’s door!
June @DavidArchie Yeah so idk about having 40 different shirts heh.. How about 2 weeks worth? At least it’s not the shiny suit every night again. hahaha
July @DavidArchie Lady comes up to me and says, “excuse me, but has anyone told you you look a lot like David Archuleta?” I say oh a few times. Haha
August @DavidArchie Oh man, I’m not handling hot salsa as well as I thought I was going to.
September @DavidArchie bah, cursed catchy melody ideas in my head that don’t stay long enough for me to get them out! Why can’t they stick around a bit more?
October @DavidArchie Oh my heck, there are cats outside fighting and they’re really loud! Hush cats people are trying to sleep! You shouldn’t fight anyway.
November @DavidArchie Wow that was one useless piece of information. What has twitter done to me? Lol.
December @DavidArchie Well now I have something from 12 years ago on my to-do list. Make homemade green eggs and ham.
Don’t get me wrong, I love the man he brought back. I’m just glad to see this guy here came back with him.
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Posted by Angelica on Wednesday, August 6, 2014
The previous post about The Civil Wars was an unanticipated preamble to the present article. I was in the process of writing about another duet I had recently discovered: The Milk Carton Kids. It was late at night when I saw the news of the Civil Wars ending and the thought struck me how numerous the similarities exist between them and TMCK. Both groups are/were duos. Both perform folk music. Both are known for pure, rich vocals and exquisite harmony. Both are accompanied only by accoustic guitar. Both are fueled by a body of lyrically intelligent songs with amazing meaning and melody.
Photo credit Brendan Pattengale
I had tickets to see The Milk Carton Kids perform next month. A few days ago, I got an email that all their shows for August and September had been canceled due to vocal strain. This was a blow, as when their tour starts up again in October, they will not be near enough for me to attend. Translation – they are not David Archuleta for whom apparently, no geographical coordinate within the continental United States is too far for me to travel.
But they are so talented and their music is poignant and gorgeous. The two struggled separately for years without much success until 2011 when Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan ditched their solo careers and became The Milk Carton Kids, blending so flawlessly their tenor voices that it’s almost like listening to one voice. They have since toured to sold-out venues in the US and Europe and been nominated for a Grammy for their album, The Ash and Clay. Here they are performing in an empty space they fill completely.
Video Credit ThePortlandSessions
Which brings me to what I was intending to write pre-Civil War. The touting of what a tour de force work of promotion The Milk Carton Kid’s have achieved in such a short time. Visit their official site and click on TOURS and you will find not just the upcoming tour dates, but all the past tours listed and every venue they’ve ever performed. I can’t help but think how gosh almighty that would look on David’s official site. Think of all the cities he has performed on tour, all the early TV appearances that could be listed. It would be a ponderous chain of events and an impressive page indeed. The Milk Carton Kids also have an entire page devoted to fans who do covers of their songs. Every fan, every cover, ever done and more being added all the time. How appreciative is that? There is even a listing and link at the bottom of every page of their OS for their Management, their Booking Agent and their Press Agent. But here is the savvy part, for this is how I came to know them and how it happened that I got online and purchased tickets to their concert. Their first two albums, Prologue and Retrospect are free for download on their OS. Smart. Back in 2011, the same year The Milk Carton Kids started, I wrote an article about music industry changes and the importance of seeing the world differently in this technological age. I encourage you to give it another look because it says a lot of what I want to say here but lack the space. Today, for a variety of reasons, the money is in tours and merchandise. But first, you have to get them to come to a show.
This is about an example of how a true artist with the right self-promotion can sell out venues without selling out. This is not about whether or not you like indie folk or that I want David to go that route. I don’t. I just want him to honor what is real and true for him musically. Considering his choice of Stephanie Mabey and Justin Christensen to work with, maybe it will sound something like the video below. All he has to do is get them to come out to a show. His voice and charisma will do the rest. Watch how the merest change of expression on his face elicits a reaction. Then the smile. He wins again.
Video Credit ArchuletaAvenue
Posted in @DavidArchie, Art, career longevity, concerts, David Archuleta | Tagged: David Archuleta, The Milk Carton Kids, the Voice | 60 Comments »