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David Archuleta ~ We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Box

Posted by MT on Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A Guessing Game…

Fit David into a box?  Which box?

Is it a curse to be so talented?  It shouldn’t be, but it must make for some agonizing decisions on David’s part.  What direction should he go?   What direction will he go?  There are many differing opinions on this and I’m sure David has heard them all.  David is in the rare position of having devoted, loyal fans whose musical tastes vary widely.

We’ve all watched a multitude of videos with David performing various types of music and most of us have listened to almost every song he’s ever sung, at least those posted anywhere on the web.  David enjoys singing anything and everything but he appears to really love belting out a song.  It seems (to me) to be what he both enjoys most and does best.  Watch the Z100 performance of Elevator.  He really let loose on that one, taking it to a whole other level while performing it in their studio, and he looked like he had a ball doing it.

Most of us have seen videos of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas Concert (though we weren’t really supposed to, insert embarrassed face here).  David was so in his element.  These performances gave his voice the opportunity to soar, to do what David does best.  It was brilliant, and the joy on his face was beyond anything I have seen on him to date.   Part of it was the type of music he was singing, but I believe another part of that joy came from having the opportunity to set his voice free.  I have to say again:  the joy on his face was just stunning. (See: Los Pastores a Belen & Silent Night – David Archuleta w/the MOTAB, it’s a MUST SEE, just gorgeous).   In that respect, one would think that David would want to sing ballads, yet they are noticeably absent on his latest album.

We have heard David imply, during an interview, that he knows what direction he intends to take, that he just didn’t want to shock people by jumping straight from his previous style into one so different.

Credit Jake Chessum

What style?   Does he actually have a definite direction in mind?   Does he know what road he will eventually take?

David’s versatility is greatly discussed among the various sites.  His talent seems to be endless.   He is a musical sponge.   I believe he can sing, and sing well, almost any style he has ever listened to.  So, what is this musical genius to do?

Will he decide to do what he believes he sings best?  Will he choose the most popular?  Will he go with what he likes best, his own personal taste in music?  I would like to think that he shouldn’t have to choose.   He has the talent to do it all but has there ever been a singer who has done it all and succeeded?  There has been talk about the music industry trying something new, releasing digital singles rather than full albums.  Would this type of format help make it possible?

Only time will tell what David will decide to do so, for now it’s just a guessing game during a slow month in DavidLand.

With rumors of David returning to the recording studio let’s play, shall we?   And we can get to know each other a little more in the process.

Just for fun, let’s pick a box!

What kind of music did you listen to before David?  What is your personal preference in “non-David” music now?   What would YOU like to see David do next?

225 Responses to “David Archuleta ~ We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Box”

  1. annie348 said

    Hi all! This is a thought provoking post. I have written in the past that I assumed David’s career would have skyrocketed. By now he would have luxury of recording what he chooses, touring nonstop if he wanted. All because he’s so talented. I guess I’m so myopic in my vision when it comes to David that I just don’t understand people who don’t share my vision. Ok!

    Before David Archuleta, I was really enjoying James Morrison. Paolo Nutini too. I also still play Dusty a springfield

  2. gladys said

    I do not know much about music (almost anything) but I think the true style of David is in his voice. Three different songs and three different styles: Contigo en la Distancia, Zero Gravity or Crush, the stamp is unmistakable. David’s voice is recognizable among a thousand voices, and even so, we say, this is David Archuleta.
    His first CD with many ballads and pop, was an act of responsibility, he had to sing what others had written and achieved, of course.
    His second CD was an act of love, he wanted to tell about Christmas, family, about the importance of his family in every moment of his life and especially at that time. In his last cd, he opened his soul and let us see inside. I firmly believe he has already decided his future in music and gave us a sample with this latest cd.

    The question here is, when we speculate about David and we think we know something, he always surprises us. And many times I had to swallow what I wrote. He has always exceeded all my expectations, always.

    I always try to discover interesting things in David’s videos; his clothes, his laugh and whether or not he is comfortable in interviews. And if David is comfortable and relaxed anything can happen.

    I have noticed over the years, David attaches great importance to song lyrics, whatever the style. In Spanish, French, English, or Latin, no matter the language, if he can cross the language barrier and transmit the words and the feeling…THIS IS DAVID ARCHULETA.
    In my humble opinion, I say that David’s style is his voice.

  3. annie348 said

    Sorry. I’m still adjusting to my phone. I realize David is in his perky, positive mode. I do like the fact he’s an upbeat kind of person. Since he’s never been in a relationship, I suppose it is kind of hard to really relate to singing the blues or a passionate love song. But those are my picks. Blues or even some old classics like Smoke Gets In Your Eyes or Unchained Melody.

    I love The Voice and come here every day. Thank you to all the admins. You do an awesome job!

  4. jana said

    I guess I would love to see a Spanish Cd from David. I haven’t listened to a lot of Spanish music but I recognize the appeal with this music and just love the sound of his voice singing it.I listen to different music. Have stayed away from pop, except for Michael Jackson. Love Stevie Wonder, Eva C. I also like some alternative and country. Like Sugarland, some Keith Urban and Brad Paisley. Love Italian ballads..lol John Mayer is good. Loving Adele. :)

    Thanks for asking. Love you guys! Appreciate you guys!

  5. Marylee said

    “A musical sponge” indeed! The possibilities are endless when it comes to this stunningly talented young man! I, personally, love to hear David sing a power ballad such as ‘When You Say You Love Me’..no matter how many times I watch that performance, I get serious chills. I’m drawn to love songs because I’m a hopeless romantic..always have been since early in my teen years. I don’t think I’m far off the mark when I say everyone can identify with & enjoy a beautiful, moving love song. I’ve tweeted the song “To Make You Feel My Love” to David several times asking him if he might consider covering it some day. Certain “oldies” deserve to be revived by a VOICE such as David’s. Having said that, whatever he decides to do is OK by me & I’ll continue to support him with my entire being! <3

  6. Marylee said

    annie348~ Oh my gosh, “Unchained Melody”… Yes!

  7. MunkFOD said

    What an awesome topic and post! “So what will the musical genius do?” this morning I came across this little musical genius video…gosh…. bluesy, soulful…. pop…. I had forgotten….

    David can do anything! I hope even if he is defined eventually to one type of music, that he will always sings many genres at times. He is awesome musically! How many musicians can do what he does and with perfect pitch and emotion spilling out all over the place.

    Then there was the little “scat” in Bubbly and the “na na na na” in My Hands at the Delta Fair… gosh….he is just awesome!

  8. awestruck said

    Gladys #2 BEAUTIFULLY stated.

    Somewhere I heard/read that David said that with TOSOD got his message across with the lyrics, but was musically uncomplicated. I see David moving towards creating more complex musically challenging melodies while retaining his deep need for meaningful lyrics.

  9. loulou said

    I feel that David can sing anything and it would be awsome !I will be here for him! There will never be another David Archuleta Just like there will never be another Elvis.

  10. MunkFOD said

    HI again! Just had a light bulb go off in my head… So… the thing that sets David apart from other artists is the way he can change up a melody and improvise… right? His soulful, emotional, music gets me like no other… That is what we hear when he sings live, and that is what we do NOT have on his albums… I would love more! He can set himself apart from everyone with his musical genuis in his thing. That is how his emotions spill out of the melodies… We don’t hear that in recordings..then you put his raw emotions and body language in a performance and there is no one that can touch David live.

    Hope I’m not posting too much. :)

  11. FG said

    Hi everyone! I wanted to stop by and say hello, I have been working non-stop so I have not been around. Hope you are all well! I’m off tomorrow. See you then.

    Angelica – loved the slideshow from the Valentine’s Day post!

    mt952 – this article is awesome. Will revisit it tomorrow. :)

  12. ODD Maddy said

    OMIGOSH!!! I love comment 8!!!!!! :D WOOO!!! David’s so amazing :) :)

  13. Suzy-Q said

    My favorite music is “soft rock”. My favorite all time song is “Unchained Melody” which came out in the middle fifties. I was sixteen and in love with love. Garth Brooks singing “To Make You Feel My Love” gives me the chills. Johnny Mathis, The Everly Brothers, The Kingston Trio, and Elvis will always be favorites of mine. Now, I listen to Reba McEntire, Jon Secada, Garth Brooks, Brooke White, Melinda Doolittle and of course David.
    I got the feeling that this third album will be the last of it’s kind for David. He talked about while still being a teenager he could put out this type of music. So, when he is older will that young sound turn to something more mature?

  14. Tawna21 said

    MT you’ve created a very thought provoking article here. I too love the way David can change up anything that he sings and find that perfect pitch and the emotions to go with it. My honest opinion, at this point, is that there is no box for David. He is too versatile and likes to experiment. I’m loving his current pop tendencies, but would also love to hear ballads and some gospel,and, of course, a lot more Christmas.

    I used to listen to mainly 60-70′ish music. I have been (still am) a Creedence, LedZeplin, Elvis, etc., listener, so when David came along with his VOICE and music I really shocked myself by switching over to the pop/adult contemporary stations on the radio, and in my music collection. I would LOVE to hear ‘Unchained Melody’–died and gone to heaven with that song and that voice. Righteous Bros. move over. :)

    Tawna

  15. barbs said

    Ray Charles. Found lots of lovely boxes to inhabit. Was lucky to find non-moron recording companies who recognized it and let him sit in any box he liked, and fans happy to follow him where ever he wanted to go. That’s what I want for David. Drives me nuts when people get upset when he does music not to their personal taste. Let the genius do what he wants, he’ll get around to your kind of music eventually, as long as we fans make making music fun for him.

  16. PaulaFOD said

    Hard to remember my favorite music before David!!! I can’t seem to separate a person from their music, so I always want to listen to music by someone I admire as a person. Therefore….David is my favorite artist, and I will happily follow along whatever direction he chooses. The pop/rock/contemporary music industry is a difficult genre to be in….if David chooses to go a different direction that’s fine with me, but if he keeps putting one foot in front of the other in that world, we’ll be right behind him!

    David’s priority has always been to accomplish good with his music – to make his like count in a positive manner. I would love for his popularity in the music world to soar so that he could touch more people with his kindness. But, if everything ended right now, he can say that he achieved the goal of touching people in a meaningful way. My life, and the lives of so many others, have been enriched by David and his fans. I believe he has so much more to give, and we as fans have so much more to give…it will be exciting to see what the Lord has in store…whatever direction it takes us…..

  17. MT said

    Thanks for all the great comments. You guys bring up so many great points.

    #2 Gladys: “when we speculate about David and we think we know something, he always surprises us.”

    Isn’t that the truth! He never ceases to surprise us. That’s just another one of the things I love about him.

    Munk: Love those videos. You’re right, if they ever manage to capture that magic in a studio, there will be no stopping him. I love bluesy David, and that Reno “Works for Me” is one of my all time favorites. That bit at the beginning gets me every time. There is something in his natural ad libs that is just incomparable. There’s something that comes through when he’s comfortable and just going with what he feels that can’t be duplicated. That is David at his best.

    14. Tawna: “My honest opinion, at this point, is that there is no box for David.”

    That’s kind of how I feel, too. I don’t want him in one box. I really would love to see him do anything and everything that he would like to. I’d hate to see someone so talented be pigeonholed. Although I do admit I am waiting for the day he does a full blown love ballad.

    15. Barbs, I’m gonna have to check out Ray Charles.

    PaulaFOD: “David is my favorite artist, and I will happily follow along whatever direction he chooses.”

    That’s me. I don’t know where he will go, but I’ll be trailing right along, loving whatever he chooses to sing. I used to listen to only country music before David came along. Then I went to Pop to hear him on the radio. Now that they won’t play him, I pretty much listen to only David’s music..

  18. Lynnella said

    What a thought provoking article. I grew up in the 50’s, but I like all kinds of music. My mother was the “girl singer” with a band in the big band days. So, I like music from that era, all the way up to today’s music. I think of David as a modern day Mel Torme, or even Stevie Wonder. I know he forgot the lyrics of We Can Work It Out during his performance on American Idol, but if you listen to the studio recording of it, it’s amazing. He has a way of phrasing the lyrics that definitely lends itself to jazz/R&B/blues. But when he sings sacred music, he just takes us to another world. Be Still My Soul (Rexburg) and Silent Night with Orla Fallon, had the most ethereal sound I’ve ever heard. Or, his singing of Bless the Broken Road and Contigo en la Distancia with such emotion. He just has a way of transforming himself and his voice to fit the mood and spirit of the music. Who else can go from ballads, to jazz/R&B, to sacred music, to quirky, to country, to Latin music without missing a beat. I think he’s the most versatile singer out there. I know there certainly isn’t anyone today who’s even close to him. I just want him to sing whatever makes him happy, and I’ll be happy to hear it, and will buy anything he puts out there. But as far as putting him in a box goes, I don’t think David will ever stick to just one style. I think he’ll sing whatever he wants, because he can.

  19. Abrra said

    MT
    I have given some thought about who I like to listen to besides David. Of course I have heard all the popular singers from the 50′s to the present, but The Beatles, Elton John and Paul Simon and Bob Dylan are still my favorites.I will say, that I prefer their older songs. I have a thing for singer/songwriters, I guess. I like a good story in a song.

    Someone I have rediscovered recently by way of a documentary,is Harry Nilsson. He passed away in 1993. His most recognizable song was the Theme song in Midnight Cowboy, “Everybody’s Talkin’”. He was a musical renaissance man.He wrote songs for many top groups as well as jingles for commercials. He was the first singer to multi-track his own voice (instead of back up vocalists) on recordings for a fuller, richer sound. He loved everything about creating the music. He never performed live;just too shy. Lennon called him “My favorite American group!” Harry was a bit of a tortured soul, but in the last years of his life he found true love and happiness. Here’s a bio if anyone wishes to read. http://www.classicbands.com/nilsson.html

    I would love to hear David sing this.It’s hauntingly beautiful. Harry had a vocal range of 3 octaves, as does David. The 1:25 mark is amazing.

    Gladys

    “His second CD was an act of love,”

    I agree with this statement.He has opened up his heart to fans with TOSOD. He tells us from the depths of his soul what he wants in this life.

    Lynnella

    “Who else can go from ballads, to jazz/R&B, to sacred music, to quirky, to country, to Latin music without missing a beat.”

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    When I read this, it made me think about a recent tweet of David’s.

    ” @DavidArchie For some reason I have Frank Sinatra music stuck in my head today.”

    David has the musical chops to give his take on some Sinatra songs. He has proved that when he covers a song, it becomes his.

    Abrra

  20. bebereader said

    How about no box at all? Talent like David’s cannot be contained. He loves music, all types, and he loves to sing. Pop, rock, pop-rock, country, Latin, Christian, holiday gospel, R&B…they all suit him so why not let him sing all of it? I don’t want him pressured into singing one particular style of music unless that’s what he wants for himself. Other than that, just let this man sing!

    Bringing djafan’s beautiful collage over from the Valentine’s article!

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  21. MT said

    Abrra: “I like a good story in a song.”

    I know what you mean. I think I’ve been a fan of almost every genre in my lifetime and some of the older songs are still favorites of mine. I’m actually familiar with the song “Without You.” It’s a beautiful song and David covering it would be gorgeous!

    Like BeBe, I don’t want to put David in just one box. But I would like the “Big Romantic Love Song” box to be among David’s boxes. :)

    Abrra: “David has the musical chops to give his take on some Sinatra songs.”

    Agreed!! He has the chops to do so much!! I guess that’s what prompted me to write this article. I can’t imagine being in David’s shoes and trying to decide on only one genre. It seems almost criminal for him to have to do that. But what effect not making a choice will have on his career I can’t even begin to guess. I really want him to be able to do it all.

  22. Marylee said

    Me again..

    ~”Without You” is one of my favorites too, Abrra..David would nail that song!

    “no box at all” sounds good to me!
    ~”Let the man sing” ~Well said Bebereader! :)

  23. Heidijoy said

    I love anything David sings! In the 50′s and 60′s I liked anything you could dance to. I was happy to be present in Reno when David did the Works For Me that many of us fell in love with. What made it so amazing was that David had to ad lib the beginning because Mike was having trouble with his guitar. It turns out that element is something many of us love as Munk so aptly put it. I enjoy the bluesy element that slips in @ times. His MoTab singing was breathtaking as was his Contigo en la Distancia. One song I would still love to hear David sing LIVE is Let Me Go from his first album. I loved the beat of that song and the round and round we go and the Lows and highs….. Maybe David didn’t like the message but he could sing it and I always felt like dancing. (even though I was driving)
    I hope he can sing songs that other would love as much as some of these that get awards. Great topic to ramble too! ha!

  24. djafan said

    MT, you are a very good writer. I’m enjoying not only your articles but your comments are just as good! I really appreciate you writing and sharing it with us so thank you from the bottom of my heart.

    David David David

    Right now I would really like to hear David sing Michael Jackson’s I’ll Be There, last week I really wanted to hear Good Place, well that want hasn’t gone anywhere I’m just adding to it. It’s like this for me with David.

    Everything he sings becomes his, it doesn’t matter who the original singer is and I don’t believe anyone has ever been able to do this at least in my lifetime. He is a gifted genius if that’s a term, I don’t know but it sounds good to me.

    Gladys, I feel your love for David in all your writing, you’ve done good.

    Munk, I love love the links you brought over. David letting loose is going to make us senseless and I want to be first in line!

    All the comments are so full of acceptance of David to do whatever he wants and that’s what I want. In reading the Reader’s Digest article, which by the way I’ve added it to the right side bar because it’s so good, he says he will always do music and I believe him.

    I’ve also added the latest writings of Pamela Pike, her latest is her take of Don’t Let Go, a must read :)

    @davidarchie tweets!

    At the Ortho office once again before I catch a flight back to LA in a bit.

    So I heard the weather might be a little rainy and windy in LA. Might have to change some plans but the rain is still good :)

    Wonder what’s up. Kariontour and Melinda also on their way to LA. The speculation on twitter is a riot.

  25. betsy said

    Mt – this article was such a great idea. David has fans from ever conceivable background. But we all have at least one thing in common. We love and recognize good music.
    I grew up in Detroit in the 60′and 70′s and was raised on Motown. The songs I heard all the time were The Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, The Tempations, Diana Ross, Smoky Robinson, etc.

    I hope David never stops singing all genres of music. He certainly KNOWS everything ever recorded!

    But I do love his R&B side.

    I have always listened to a variety of music though.
    Bob Seger, Josh Groban, Tom Petty, James Taylor, Vince Gill, Reo Speedwagon, Carol King, Elton John, AC/DC, Aerosmith, Clint Black, Allison Krauss, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Jon Secada, Deftones. It IS a bizarre list. :)
    I still like all types of music. But I have to listen to David every single day. It’s like breathing to me.
    He’s been at the top of my list for 3 years now. ♥

  26. Abrra said

    Djafan
    Remember I made this MGR?

    Heidijoy

    We share a brain today! I started to collect classic moments from my fav David performances. You picked the sames ones I made clips from just today.

    BTW, MunkFOD you got me started by posting the videos in #7.

    Abrra

  27. MunkFOD said

    Checking in tonight! Gosh this post is sooo fun and so awesome! I have been having a blast reading everyones comments!

    Abbra, I love “Without You”. Just think what David would do with that melody on the chorus! Gosh! ………

    Did you see what David said about trying to catch up in life… “wait for me!” LOL! I think he’s catching his breath, discovering more about himself and where he wants to go with his music. (maybe not…he could be running like crazy, we just wouldn’t know. LOL) He has tons of music to share and a lot of life yet! So, I am looking forward to many years of David awesomeness! Many more surprises!

  28. Heidijoy said

    Abrra, Cool !! Glad to share a brain! what a coincidence! I think the videos posted got me going too!

  29. betsy said

    Abs – I watch that mgr all the time. ♪Salvaaaaation♪
    Sigh.
    So glad you did that. It’s so beautiful.

  30. Abrra said

    Betsy

    {{{hugs baby sis}}}

    Abrra

  31. jana said

    Monk..LOVE those vids..and yes I was at Reno for that WFM..remember looking at Becca like “Where did THAT come from?”
    :)

    And, Unchained Melody? Almost too much to hope for! He just might blow away 3 or 4 generations with that!

  32. bebereader said

    MT,

    You’ve engaged so many people with this article. You’ve opened a good and fun conversation for all and I thank you. Music touches all of us so deeply while providing nourishment for our soul.

    Gladys,

    You got it right when you said “David’s style is in his voice.” That unmistakable sound both calms us and stimulates us. I cannot go one day without it.

    Marylee,

    *shakes hands* I am a hopeless romantic too and, not having been to the AI Tour, missed the chance to see David sing “When You Say You Love Me” live. Waiting, waiting…hoping, hoping he sings it again on a tour. I never, ever tire of this, ever:

    credit 8throwcenter

    MunkFOD#10,

    “…then you put his raw emotions and body language in a performance and there is no one that can touch David live.” <<< Love your comments; they're never enough. Please keep posting.

    That "I'll Be There" snippet David sang in #24 is ten seconds of Heaven!!!!

  33. Tawna21 said

    Abrra, how about this one for David’s future… *heavy sigh*

    Tawna

  34. poof said

    MT Thank you so much for this great post. It really does get the brain going, but what is great is the final comment of everyone boils down to, “As long as that would make David happy.”

    Munk #10 “… what sets David apart is his ability to change it up and improvise”….. I so agree. I would love to see his future music, in any genre, where he just “let’s go” and frees himself. No nervousness, no emotional, or any other kind of boundaries. Just pure release of his “pure” and amazing talent, such as in “Elevator z100, No Air, Ave Maria, Rio Speedwagon visit, When you say you love me, Dream Sky High, to just get me started. The result for me is either a “just what happened” jaw dropper or sometimes, simply tears. So it’s not the genre,,, he can do anything. An album of live performances would be awesome.

    About the box; I just want to get that box out and have him stand on top of it, so he can even more easily “let it rip”!
    OOOO, this is long! Well, whatever. As long as David is happy, I will be too!
    Picture in #19 How can someone look so good while he is talking??? ok….. now I’m done.

  35. wow, great subject, great article MT! Love reading it, and all the comments tonight.

    The only box I could ever see David in,is a jukebox. Isn’t that what they used to say about him
    anyway? He’s “a walking jukebox”?
    We know whatever style of music,whatever genre,whatever language,he chooses to sing in, he will always be tellin’ it to us,and making dang sure we understand it :)

    David has certainly changed the way I listen to music, and who I listen to.Pretty much pick and choose with a better ear now, and find myself liking artists I would not have ever discovered without David suggesting. Absolutely love The Civil Wars now.Joy and her talented partner.Amazing

    the Temps,the Tops, Jackie Wilson,Aretha, Wilson Pickett Sam and Dave,…ahh sweet soul music with a great dance beat…never tire of the endless list of songs that came from those artists. I know David has alot of soul music inside of him,and the moves to go with, so would love to see him throw in something with alot of soul like Sam and Dave, (hey, we got Stand By Me,it could happen!) ahhh David, picturing you singing anything right now, from Motown, to Motab sounds good to me. Need tour…:(

  36. Abrra said

    Tawna
    Thank you so much for that video. I made an MP3 right away! That was an amazing find.

    All could think of was “when worlds collide” Spanish and Harry OMGGGOOOOSH! See he was a versatile talent just like someone else I know.

    Abrra

  37. MT said

    Heidijoy: “I love anything David sings! In the 50′s and 60′s I liked anything you could dance to.”

    Now that’s another box I would love!! I’m a dancer from way back. I started dancing with my dad to French/Cajun music at the age of two. I’d LOVE a great dance tune from David.

    DJA: You’re welcome. Thank YOU for your kind words. And I saw some of the Blimp talk on twitter. Too funny!!!

    Abrra, Girl, you make the best MGRs!

    BeBe & Betsy, Thanks so much! I’m glad you like the article. David is such a great subject!!

  38. xaris said

    What a fun topic! We are such a diverse group. Before David, I listened almost exclusively to classical music and opera. My husband swears if I ever leave him, it will be for someone with a luscious, Italian tenor opera voice. Heh. David is really a musical departure for me. The first time I heard him sing, I thought how much I would love to hear him sing Ave Maria, Recondita Armonia, or Una Furtiva Lagrima. His rich voice, vocal skills, and emotional expression combine into something sublime when he belts out a powerful song. I listen to selections from CFTH year round and would cheerfully trade any number of relatives for a clear recording of Gesu Bambino. Aside from David and classical music, I do like Secret Garden, and I liked Eva Cassidy and Sara B. even pre-David. I vote for no boxes for David’s talent. If he sings it, I will listen…and enjoy.

  39. Abrra said

    Poof (and everyone who is interested)

    I have been making live performance CD’s since the beginning. I rip MP3′s from youtube videos. Help yourself to my files. I have started to organize it some. I put some concerts into folders. you can take each song individually.

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    http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=b01acf3f99d1cd5967cd7f7bd65f7eefe04e75f6e8ebb871

    Abrra

  40. Abrra said

    Xaris

    This Gesu Bambino I have isn’t bad. No talking or coughing thru it ;) You can tell its recorded from a distance, but its fine. Just turn up the volume some.

    http://www.mediafire.com/?4mccvtu14ae1uv0

    Abrra ~The Candy lady

  41. JEB said

    Excellent article and comments! Just today I heard a preview of an Adele interview that will air tomorrow on NPR and she said that her music doesn’t fit well into any of the categories that people try to box her into. No wonder David likes her so much. Kindred spirits I guess.

  42. poof said

    Thanks Abbra,
    Your hard work is appreciated!

  43. Abrra said

    You are most welcomed!

    Abrra

  44. MT said

    Abrra, Wow, what a candy jar!! And that pic must be ME sticking my hand in. :) Thanks for doing all the work for us!

  45. emmegirl said

    MT, love your article, what a great topic. And nice to see so many old and new faces lately, hope to see more of everyone.

    Munk, thanks for the WFM, gave me chills all over again! Does anyone remember, was the WFM merry-go- round the very first one?

    Xaris, “would cheerfully trade any number of relatives for a clear recording of Gesu Bambino.” LOL!!

    I used to listen to pretty much everything, (except pop and rap,lol) then tired of it all and started listening to real singers of the 30′s 40′s and 50′s. And then I saw WOTWTC, knew he was special; but Imagine is when I entered the danger zone, the point of no return. As famous as it was, that song had never really touched me until he sang it.

    I just think he knows exactly what he wants to do and is waiting for the right time in his life and his career. And I don’t think it is anything we have really heard much of from him yet. Just a weird hunch.

    May he never stop making Christmas albums. And I do hope we get some heart wrenching, beautiful love ballads (and sooner than later would be just, well, great) and I do love his r&b side; but he has me, regardless. .. heart and soul, yesterday, today and tomorrow (sounds like my Valentines Day card!)

    So, what plans would he have to change in windy, rainy LA – surfing? beach volleyball? walking that little dog?

  46. Abrra said

    Emmegirl

    This?


    credit tinabeebop

    I liked this so much, I ripped an mp3 for ipod.
    http://www.mediafire.com/?tebfvbdg0tatxn3

    Abrra

  47. emmegirl said

    Yeppers! Thanks Abs! :)

  48. Angelica said

    Abrra #19, dang you!

    I had company earlier and just logged on a while ago and have been in a Nilsson Smilsson fog ever since I saw that vid you posted. How I loved that song so many years ago without knowing anything about the singer. I have spent the last two hours playing “Without You” almost non-stop and several other Harry Nillson songs and searching Wikipedia and your link to learn more about him. He was abandoned by his father at the age of 4 and grew up in poverty and moved around a lot. Had only a 9th grade education and at one point when his mother moved from the the Bronx, NY to California, his Uncle John, a mechanic, helped him “improve his vocal and musical abilities.” That’s it. That’s all he had and the rest was self-taught. His voice is incredibly beautiful and his song writing influenced the Beatles. There is so much of David I feel and hear in him. The emotion and pathos in his voice in “Without You”, (I saw that Spanish version too in my searches tonight). His voice breaks like a heart on some notes on purpose the way David’s does at times. Then there are the playful, quirky lyrics of many other songs like “Me and My Arrow.”

    Note the back up vocals to himself. And listen to the haunting beauty of “One” he wrote that was a hit for 3 Dog Night and much better done in the stripped down version by him IMO.

    And like you say in your comment, “He was the first singer to multi-track his own voice (instead of back up vocalists) on recordings for a fuller, richer sound.” We all know how well David has used that technique too.

    Later on he would go on to record classics like “As Time Goes By” and “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” There was no box for him. Tomorrow I want to respond more on MT’s article that started all this. But I could see David following somewhat in Nilsson’s footsteps musically. Pure genius that can not be confined.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hm5sUlOuJ0U

    “When John Lennon and Paul McCartney held a press conference in 1968 to announce the formation of Apple Corps, John was asked to name his favorite American artist. He replied, “Nilsson”. Paul was then asked to name his favorite American group. He replied, “Nilsson”.” ~ Wikipedia.

  49. OOHH Abrra, I love that WFM MGR!
    He is so brilliant singing off the cuff like that.
    Someone mentioned God Bless the Broken Road.Remember his runs in that song!? (SLC COS outdoor performance downtown.) AWESOMEness.
    All these videos are just wonderful to watch again…and again…

  50. Abrra said

    Angelica

    I really hesitated to talk about Harry Nilsson. It seemed to obscure because his career was not a “public” one. He was all over the music scene back in the 60′s, but we were not aware.
    Thank you for the extra info.
    Tawna posted the Spanish version in #33 of Without You.

    This is called Without Her. The lyric and melody are magical.

    One final video of a song he wrote about how his dad leaving. As it turned out, he repeated the cycle himself when his own son was 3 yrs old.

    1941

    Abrra

  51. Jo said

    The kind of music I listened to before are songs of Josh Groban and Martina Mcbride.
    Personal preference of non David music now are Bruno Mars songs.
    I like to see next is David world tour.

  52. djafan said

    Good evening everyone!

    Sky, yes! I like David in a jukebox. Whatever whim he has he can just sing it to us!

    Ohhhh Tawna, that one could be dangerous lol.

    Hello Jeb and Jana!!!! Nice to see yous!

    Adele follows @davidarchie on twitter. I like that

    Emmegirl “So, what plans would he have to change in windy, rainy LA – surfing? beach volleyball? walking that little dog?”

    hahaha.. could add this to the blimp ride while Rachel Ray and Melinda cook, Kari takes video and he proposes to JM :)

    Pretty funny.

    Abrra, that’s a killer WFM!

    Bebe, thanks for bringing the collage.

    Soulful David does weaken my knees. I was there for this one and wow.

  53. bebereader said

    Djafan,

    Del Mar Barriers???

    You didn’t!!

    Munamump Boom Boom!

  54. Abrra said

    Did David call you on Valentines day? He sings “These Words”.


    credit Dustinn09

    Abrra

  55. Emmigirl…“So, what plans would he have to change in windy, rainy LA – surfing? beach volleyball? walking that little dog?”
    and Djafan,
    “hahaha.. could add this to the blimp ride while Rachel Ray and Melinda cook, Kari takes video and he proposes to JM :) (you guys crack me up!lol)

    53.Bebe…Love your “Munamump Boom Boom!” hahaha! another soulful, creative,gah David! moment….ooooh.

    Abrra and Angelica, all of the info on Harry Nilsson, so interesting. He was an amazing songwriter artist.I always liked me and My Arrow and loved Everybody’s Talking at Me. Without You,undeniably awesome but sooo sad,gah! Right up there with “In Dreams” and “Crying” by Orbison,on my cry scale.

    Abs… notice Harry sang that last song with his eyes shut? :)

  56. xaris said

    Abrra, thanks for the Gesu Bambino mp3; it is better than the one I made. I guess I can keep those relatives after all.

    Have a good day everyone!

  57. Abrra said

    Sky

    All the truly great,great singers do that. ;) Good to find out that I am not the only one who sees and hears the genius of Harry.

    Gone too soon (:

    Xaris

    Cool beans! Glad I was able to make your wish come true ( and save your relatives).

    Abrra

  58. Marylee said

    Another one of my favorite love songs..since David has never been in love..appropriate, don’t you think?..not to mention how utterly beautiful the lyrics are.

  59. grasshopper said

    PLEASE COMMENT:
    Adam Lambert, David Archuleta are top choices for Musikfest headliners
    http://blogs.mcall.com/lehighvalleymusic/2011/02/adam-lambert-david-archuleta-are-top-choices-for-musikfest-headliners.html#comment-captcha

  60. grasshopper said

    Thanks mt952 for the post above :) I have often pondered about what direction David’s music will take him, in time David will find his niche. He said his next album will have a more mature feel to it, so time will tell.

    No matter what direction his journey may fall,I will be there for the ride. Although I must say I love it when he sings R&B, Ballads & music that has an International feel to it.

    His is Christmas music was outstanding. I only wished I could of made it to this concert, but I guess it wasn’t meant to be. My wish is for him to Tour Internationally; his pure voice, heart & soul should be heard & felt accross the borders live.

    Well this is all my brain can muster for now, have a lovely day all :)

  61. Blueberry Ice said

    MT, Just love how this topic brings out so many wonderful comments and that his fans have such diverse musical tastes like David. Since he can’t be put in one box, how about an endless array of Chinese nested boxes where when you take the lid off one, inside you will find another box, then another box, and on and on. Each box can represent what genre you like but then you are surprised all over again with the next box holding another special gift, perhaps, another genre or vocal style or a different creative interpretation, etc.; whatever it may be, each performance is inspiring, unique and memorable.

    David is truly a multi-dimensional performer and having been fortunate enough to see him at MoTab as well as at The Grove, it is amazing to see and hear how he can transform from a classical gut-wrenching Bocelli-like performer to an energized, commanding pop, bordering-on-rock star entertainer. What singer has this ability along with unmatched technical skills, emotive ability to connect with the audience and the gift of improvisation? With his talent, his potential is endless and I can’t imagine David being limited to one genre of music. For me, he can sing whatever his heart desires and I will happily wait for whatever that may be.

  62. betsy said

    Good morning. No real reason for this.

  63. Renaid said

    I am loving this post. Like many others, whatever makes David happy is fine with me. I would like him to do a Spanish cd but as for the type of music, it doesn’t matter. I will be listening and buying whatever he chooses to put out. Thank you for the Harry Nilsson vids. It would be great to hear David’s rendition of Without You in either English or Spanish (both?). I loved the idea of the Chinese nesting boxes.

  64. MunkFOD said

    Good morning!

    Betsy..thanks for making me smile! :)

    Blueberry Ice… love the analogy Chinese nested box analogy…. there is always an awesome surprise with David!

    Love all the comments and more videos…yesssss! :)

  65. bebereader said

    Oh I see good reason for that video, Betsy. It’s wonderful!

    Good Morning, Betsy, Abs, Sky, Xaris, Marylee, Grasshopper, Blueberry Ice, MunkFOD and Renaid. :D

    Grasshopper,

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    Thank you for the link to have David perform at Musikfest! Fortunately (for us) Lambert is not touring in the summer so hopefully David has a chance! (Adam was the fan favorite.) I commented there just now and encourage all fans to leave a comment. Here’s the link again: http://blogs.mcall.com/lehighvalleymusic/2011/02/adam-lambert-david-archuleta-are-top-choices-for-musikfest-headliners.html#comment-captcha

  66. Angelica said

    Photobucket

    “No matter what direction his journey may fall,I will be there for the ride. Although I must say I love it when he sings R&B, Ballads & music that has an International feel to it.”

    I like where you’re going here! :razz:

    BLUEBERRY ICE!

    What a lovely way you have with words. hmmmm….

    I love the analogy of David and Chinese nested boxes with always another Beautiful Surprise.

  67. bebereader said

    Chinese nested boxes…reminds me of the ripple effect, kinda, sorta. Come on, work with me here! LOL

  68. MT said

    Thanks so much to everyone for playing the game. I love reading all the responses and hearing all about each persons taste in music and perspective on David’s career. And the analogies and comparisons are great!

    Blueberry, I like the Chinese nested box analogy! We know that there are still more boxes to go. I can’t wait to see what they hold.

  69. Suzy-Q said

    I remember in the fifties, people tried to put Elvis in a box. Pat Boone sang ballads and Elvis sang rock and roll. When Elvis started singing ballads, the adults said that he couldn’t do it because He didn’t have the voice, but he did! Then when he was to put out a Christmas album the adults said that it was impossible. They didn’t think that Elvis had the voice or a humble personality. Well, he did! Elvis could sing anything and make it sound sooo good!!! I think that this is one of the reasons some of us compare David with Elvis. Elvis was signed with RCA Record Co. and his songs were on the radio 24/7. We bought individual records with two songs on them or we could buy an album. I had a lot of 45′s of Elvis’s music. I miss those days.

  70. ram said

    Hola chicas,chicos! Just wanted to drop in and say hello to all and thank you for this great discussion. I pretty much lurk these days when i can but I am at home recovering from emergency appendectomy. I see so many of my own favorite songs and have enjoyed them all.

    Here is a song that I just saw today. I think this is a new one from Adele, not sure cuz I don’t keep up so much anymore . I just cried it was heartbreakingly beautiful. Going away now to take meds and put the pieces of my heart back together. Hope you enjoy.

    httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qemWRToNYJY&feature=player_embedded

  71. MunkFOD said

    Ram, Sorry to hear about your surgery. Hope you are recovering quickly! :) thoughts and prayers going your way! I love Adele! She is awesome! thanks for the info!

  72. bebereader said

    Ram,

    Good to “see” you! So sorry to hear of your recent surgery. Wishing you a speedy recovery. The link you posted didn’t work. If you can provide the name of the song. we can post the video for you.

  73. ram said

    Thank you Munk and Bebe. Sorry about the link. It’s [HD] – The BRIT Awards 2011 – Adele sings Someone Like You

  74. djafan said

    Good morning to all!

    Ram!!!

    So good to hear from you, I hope your feeling ok.

    Thanks for the link grasshopper, I just commented. :)

    Blueberry Ice,

    Love your comment and the nestling boxes analogy is perfect!

    David tweets, what could be going on?

    @davidarchie

    Rainy and windy day today in LA. about 2 hours ago via web Retweeted by you and 100+ others

  75. djafan said

    Betsy, thank you for that video :)

  76. MT said

    Ram, Wishing you a smooth and speedy recovery!

  77. bluesky said

    Arrrggggghhhh!!!!!

    (I am supposed to be resting. But I cannot get away from the computer and all the great comments, vids, etc.)

    (Do you think my immune-system can be fooled into thinking I am asleep?)

    (“This is a dream.” “You are asleep.” “There is no such place as ‘The Voice’.” “It is impossible that peeps should care so much about music and any one singer in particular.” “La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la.” “Just sleep.”)

    Insert Jim Croce here singing: “If I could put time in a bottle.”
    Line: “There never seems to be enough time
    To do the things you want to do
    When you find them.”

    MT and everyone: You Guys are superb. Just that.

    Oh. By the way. That Jim Croce song running through my head? It seems to have a strange, DA like, soulful, body rhythm, close-eyed, heart wrenching (like some perfectly angelic hands very innocently took my heart and wrung it with merciless passion) sound to it.

    There. is. no. escape.

    I will be back to read more. Later. Thanks.

  78. Marylee said

    I get it Bebe…’Chinese nested boxes”..each one we open gives us another “layer” of David’s musicality..it just goes on & on! <3

  79. ray said

    such a happy site

  80. bebereader said

    Hi Ray!!

    Marylee, Aha! Someone gets me! lol

    Bluesky…Time In A Bottle

    credit dachero

    “I’ve looked around enough to know you’re the one I wanna go through time with….”

    I’ll bet that David knows of Jim Croce, (another singer who was taken from us way too early) and his gut-wrenching hits, “Time in a Bottle”, “Bad Bad Leroy Brown”, “Operator”, “I Got A Name” and “I’ll Have to Say I Love You in a Song”.

  81. MT said

    BeBe: I feel like I’m in a time warp. lol These songs bring back so many great memories! Thanks for the walk down memory lane.

    One day, years from now, people will be playing David’s music and feeling the same way.

  82. djafan said

    Hey Ray, stop by often!

    Happy but stir crazy…lol At least me. I want David on a stage, on TV, just singing somewhere, anywhere. Oh that felt good.

    Found this, I had not seen!!!

  83. Abrra said

    Djafan
    Nice find!

    More from MisterCrett very good videos!

    Abrra

  84. pocoelsy said

    Have to come out of the “shell” for a bit. Been busy and sometime without internet!!! All the articles and comments here are so good and well written that most of the time I don’t have anything else to add…. so I rarely comment anything but I come here every chance I have, just want to say THANK YOU so much for all thing(s) DAVID that you feed us.

    I just want to say that for me “I’ll take David in any kind of “boxes” there are in the world until the very last one even if it contains only his “humming” I still happily take it (I love his humming..hee hee). Not going anywhere.

  85. MT said

    Pocoelsy, Glad you came out to comment!!

    And, David humming … yup, I like that box too!

  86. Abrra said

    Pocoelsy

    We value your thoughts. Thanks for delurking!

    Since you and MT mentioned “humming’ it reminded me of this wonderful video. There are no actual lyrics, just his lovely voice.


    credit YouCanCallMeTina

    Abrra

  87. djafan said

    @davidarchie tweets!!!!

    Just had some great food from Porto’s! Good Cuban stuff. 13 minutes ago via txt

    One of my families favorite places!

    Hope he tried the pastries and meat filled mash potato balls :)

    http://www.portosbakery.com/content/portos-downey

  88. bebereader said

    MT,

    It sure is fun going down Memory Lane, especially those videos from Singapore just posted. YOWSA! The wail at the beginning of “Something ‘Bout Love” is beyond belief! His smile, his voice, his whole demeanor is so dazzling; he draws us in like a magnet with such a strong pull!

    Pocoelsy, Glad you got the chance to comment. Ask and you shall receive. LOL Here’s another humming video. Do we care that it’s more Christmas music? No, because it’s David and the sound is heavenly!

    credit ohmygoshashley

  89. MT said

    Abrra & BeBE, Love those humming videos! :)

    He’s a magnet, even without words. And that smile! You just can’t help smiling back.

    Abrra, in the video you posted at #86. Can you help me out here? I’m drawing a blank. At the 4:00 mark, what song is that? Is it Fields of gold?

  90. emmegirl said

    #82, love how he gets tickled at the 1:47 mark.

    ram, hope you have a speedy recovery. Thanks for that beautiful Adele video.

    Ray *waving*

    Poof, “An album of live performances would be awesome.”… and that pic, :)

    Nilsson, Croce, great stuff you guys!

    dja…that Barriers, killer. That concert and Sayerville two of my favorites, he was so relaxed and playful.

    But #86 just knocked the wind right out of me.

  91. pocoelsy said

    MT.,Abrra,Bebereader

    Thank you so much for the humming vids, really do love his voice. I feel so guilty all the time when I come here without saying “how good it feels to be here with you today”. Anyway I have the humming videos to attend to, it’s going to be a good day, back to my corner…

  92. Abrra said

    MT

    It’s Prayer of the Children. Listen again and the lyrics “Can you hear the prayer of the children?” come to mind right after you hear him.

    Abrra

  93. kaycee said

    Ooooh, seeing all these videos makes me want to see David out there doing his thing again…soon! He exudes such happiness when he’s performing, and it’s so contagious! I miss those nightly ninja videos that were posted while he was touring. It always gave me something to look forward to at the end of a hard day. Tour. Please. Soon. I need to remind myself that “good things come to those who wait!”

    I am loving the “boxes” discussion. Like so many have already expressed, to choose one box is too hard–just when I’m sure he is best at the R&B stuff, he throws out some incredible ballad, or busts out some high energy pop song, or floors me with some emotionally moving inspirational song! Any box will do…as long as there is a box, I’ll be happy!

    Looking at my own musical preferences, “the boxes” have totally changed over the years…as a teenager, I loved listening to James Taylor, Kenny Loggins, Dan Fogelberg, America, Chicago and Styx. In college, I moved on to Michael Jackson, Earth Wind and Fire and others. Then as the years rolled by, it turned into Sesame Street, Barney, and Parachute Express! Haha! After that, was my Broadway musical phase. And inspirational music has been interwoven throughout my entire life. Oh, and Barbara Streisand was in there somewhere too! No wonder I like David…he does it all so well!

    Hoping for any news soon…even a hangnail would keep me going! Haha! Thanks to all for the great videos, posts and comments–always love checking in here each night.

  94. MunkFOD said

    HI everyone! I hope you don’t mind! but I found this awesome article from the NYTimes over at snow angelz. It is about a Canadian 80′s band,….the fans, longevity, website, downloads, thinking outside the box non Hollywood …. I think you will really enjoy reading it! They are genius in keeping their careers and music out there! Awesome ideas! Take a few minutes and read. What do you guys think?
    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/17/arts/music/17junkies.html?smid=tw-nytimesarts&seid=auto

  95. MT said

    #92 Thanks Abrra. I knew it, but just couldn’t bring it up. lol Now that you said it I can totally hear it. Thanks. :)

    Kaycee: Then as the years rolled by, it turned into Sesame Street, Barney, and Parachute Express! Haha!

    Too Funny!! haha I remember that phase! I’ve actually been through it twice!! Grandkids. lol

  96. djafan said

    David was eating again???

    _tinababyy

    Standing in line for @kogibbq .. And david archuletta is behind me o_O

    My son says it’s real good >>>> http://kogibbq.com/

    Kaycee, lol, I’m with you!

    “Hoping for any news soon…even a hangnail would keep me going! Haha!”

    If you have twitter tweet away.

    @LiveNation

    If you could go and see any show right now, who would you want to see?

    I love this studio version :)

  97. djafan said

    Have an interview, one of my fav’s.

  98. Abrra said

    Munk
    That was an interesting read.

    I found this paragraph baffling.

    “We are more about relating to our audiences than what the labels wanted us to be,” Michael Timmins said, referring, in part, to the band’s embrace of fan bootlegs. “That’s why we’ve survived. We might have had more economic success, but then I don’t think we’d still be around.”

    I am not really clear on what “fan bootlegs” means.

    My personal opinion is that David could do something similar by utilizing the web to create his own “label” of his music. About 18 months ago, i recall his brother saying on twitter that Jeff Archuleta bought some instruments and recording equipment to make a home studio. The purpose being that they can work on writing and work out musical arrangements.

    Should David ever go independent, I have no doubt that fans would flock to a David Archuleta community site where he was in control of the content. The official site that is run by the label lacks the personal touch. That’s the best way I can describe it (as I see it). It’s hard to get the feel of who David is as a an artist or a person. All the good things he does for charity are MISSING. That’s a big part of who he is and how he shares his talent. Just about any of the fan sites run by fans (/grin) do a better job in telling his story.

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    credit : found at http://archieplease.tumblr.com
    Abrra

  99. Dayzee said

    Wow!! Thanks for the humming! What a great place this is. I don’t recall a humming collection from any other artist. I think only David fans would think of creating this. We don’t want to miss a note!
    While I was listening and thinking how soothing and healing those sounds are, I realized my headache was gone. How does he do that?

  100. Fanis Archangelicus said

    Fun article MT!

    I’m all for not putting David in a box but do like both the jukebox and endless nesting box analogies. Some folks used to call television sets “boxes” and I wouldn’t mind seeing him there too. As for what I would like to see David do next? Tour! Tour! Tour!

    As for other-than-David music I listen to, I love classical, jazz, New Age, Celtic and some weird stuff like Helpers, Guide and Allies, an album that you have to listen to at a high volume; it’s an experience – very Native American/shamanistic. I also adore bagpipes accompanied by didgeridoos. Something very primal going on with those! Let’s see, I love chants – Buddhist and Gregorian.

    Because David captured my attention and my heart, I started watching the Grammys for the first time in many years and rediscovered my love for country music (love Sugarland, Lady Antebellum, Keith Urban, etc). Growing up in rural Utah, I had to travel by bus to a different town for high school. Every day on the way to and from school, my friends and I sang, in harmony, all the current country songs, which we learned by listening to one of only two radio stations available in our area, KOMA out of Oklahoma City. We knew all the lyrics and all the parts (I’m an alto). Fantastically fun times!

    Through the years I have liked Neil Diamond, Tom Jones, Moody Blues, Barry White, etc., but have never, ever been a fan of anyone like I am of David. In fact, I listened to mostly instrumental music for years with few exceptions. I did go through a Celine Dion phase and absolutely adore Sarah Brightman’s music. Josh Grobin and Andrea Bocelli also hold my interest.

    Now I listen mostly to David’s music. Go figure. :-)

    This article has inspired me to load many of my CDs on my iPod. The first one will be a Taliesin Orchestra CD that includes Mozart’s Lacrimosa, and then I must find the Evanescence version of it.

    I hesitated to comment because I was afraid I would get carried away (always do when talking about music) and, yeah, I did. Sorry!

  101. djafan said

    Munk and Abrra,

    That was on interesting article. I believe that no matter which direction David goes he will always have a fan base that will sustain a musical career. I know the silence is deafening right now but the one thing we all agree on is that something is going on.

    Patience…Patience…Patience

    Dayzee, that humming video is a balm to my soul, the sound that comes out of him is like no other I’ve ever heard, hypnotic.

  102. MunkFOD said

    Abrra, Exactly! David’s site is generic. It needs to be “David” and reflect who he is as a person too. You are right, people would flock to it! And his connection with the audience, what he wants to create and how he wants to produce it are going to be more personal and important to him the older he gets. I think we saw evidence of that with this last album. He insisted on control of the lyrics and content….and some melodies. But I know he said he wants to produce his own music or have more control of that. TOSOD was a bridge album to what he really wants to do musically. I saw a quote on twitter this morning that I thought was related to David. It said something like there are too many copy cat musicians out there..that it goes to show the lack of courage. I thought to myself, not David! He’s going to emerge as one of the greatest artists of the day!

  103. Abrra said

    Munk
    “I thought to myself, not David! He’s going to emerge as one of the greatest artists of the day!”

    Amen!
    David is fearless when it comes to his music. If he learned anything along the way, it was to be original. In COS he talks about how his dad taught him early on to make a song memorable. Give it something special, a moment that will make it unique. The runs we hear in the “humming’ and “When you say nothing at all” videos are what makes David’s music his own.

    Abrra

  104. 93.Kaycee!”Then as the years rolled by, it turned into Sesame Street, Barney, and Parachute Express!Haha!”
    yeppers! ..forgot about that phase of musical enlightenment LOL
    I remember standing in a line outside of JCPenneys at the mall,for over 3 hours with my daughter to meet that huge purple Dinosaur! HA! Only the Archuleta could make me do that now.:))

    and this …”even a hangnail would keep me going! Haha!”
    cause you’re “Desssssperaaate!” ( yes we are)

    thanks for posting the tweet Dja.
    I believe it’s entirely possible, David could one day meet his kind of perfect at a food establishment.

  105. MunkFod, thanks for the article.Very interesting read, and timely…hmmm
    Abrra,
    “The official site that is run by the label lacks the personal touch. That’s the best way I can describe it (as I see it). It’s hard to get the feel of who David is as a an artist or a person. All the good things he does for charity are MISSING. That’s a big part of who he is and how he shares his talent. Just about any of the fan sites run by fans (/grin) do a better job in telling his story.”
    you are right on the money…perfectly said!
    Munk,
    “David’s site is generic. (yeah!the word I was looking for.)
    and “He’s going to emerge as one of the greatest artists of the day!”
    :)))) emerge…. like a giant iceberg! Me thinks, we have only seen the tip of what lies beneath the waters.

  106. djafan said

    Awwww David!!!!

    @davidarchie

    Decisions.. They are scary things before knowing what could happen after you make them, but I’m excited for what the future holds. 3 minutes ago via txt

  107. Silverfox said

    Djafan,

    I’m home today. Not feeling well. I’m trying to sleep this virus away…but how can I when all I can think about is how is David? What’s going on in his head? What’s going on in LA? Then he goes & tweets a very mysterious message which made my heart skip a beat & I actually felt a chill run through my body.

    What decisions? A Mission? A tour? A new label? Getting married? :lol:

    David makes me dizzy..or it could be the meds…

  108. bebereader said

    Interesting tweet, Davidarchie.
    New label?
    Whatever it is, we’re behind you all the way!

    Porto’s and Koji’s…Cuban and Korean food
    …David is making me Hungarararary!

    Pocoelsy No guilt! And come back to comment again soon.

    Dayzee#99 “While I was listening and thinking how soothing and healing those sounds are, I realized my headache was gone. How does he do that?” <<< It's happened to me, too. It's serotonin…it just flows when David is around.

    Talk about soothing, anyone can hum. We're all capable of it, but nobody hums like David. It's the vibration sound in his hum that is like a healing balm.

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  109. Gayle122890 said

    Hi all! Been trying to catch up here! Haven’t even read everything in the previous post. I saw the Smiley box there when I went home for my luch break yesterday. It’s where I’m at now. Anyways…Admins, very sweet of you to include all of our names in there! Haven’t seen the video though. Hoping to catch up completely soon. I can only see text and pics. on my little 3-year-old Sony Ericsson. No video.

    Bebe #20: I concur. And David making an album of each and every genre that’s been mentioned here would not be unrealistic.

    Sky #49: Yes! I am so in love with that Bless the Broken Road video. I did cry when I first heard him sing that.

    Aw..David’s last tweet. I actually held my phone close to me after I read it. Made me want to give him a hug. The way I would hug one of my own kids to reassure and encourage them.

  110. SandyBeaches said

    Oh boy, oh boy …

    So tell us more Dsvid, you have our attention!!!

    And the decision is??????

    SB

  111. MT said

    98 Abrra: I was a little baffled by the article too. Not sure how it would apply to David.

    100. Fanis Archangelicus: Thanks! And I loved your long post. I find it so interesting to hear what music people have been a fan of. You’re tastes vary widely all on your own. I, too, have had many different favorites over the years. Maybe one of the things that appeals to us is that David does so many different styles. I look forward to the variety of music David provides.

    103 Abrra: So right. The humming videos are a perfect example of why David will continue on and, as Munk said and we all believe, “be one of the greats.”

    Even with no words, there is something that comes through in his voice. It’s not Pop, or country, or soul, or R&B, or anything in particular. It’s “The Voice.” (You guys really did pick the perfect name for this site.) It’s that unique quality that we can’t really define that’ll be what makes him great. So, no box, any box, or all of the boxes, I don’t doubt that David’s voice will continue to be heard for many years to come.

    Fanis: “As for what I would like to see David do next? Tour! Tour! Tour!”

    Yes!! …hope we hear something soon!!

  112. djafan said

    Fanis,

    “I hesitated to comment because I was afraid I would get carried away (always do when talking about music) and, yeah, I did. Sorry!”

    Don’t ever hesitate! We love to everything you have to say :)

    SF,

    I hope you feel better! Sleep will help and David has been known to make me dizzy with or without meds :) :) :)

    “What decisions? A Mission? A tour? A new label? Getting married? :lol:”

    I wonder wonder what it could be, but for sure it’s not food related, can’t be missionary because he’d be in Utah for that, I think, lol.

    If you haven’t been to twitter, the outpouring of love and support has made me teary. The retweets of his tweet went to over 100 in a matter of minutes.

  113. bluesky said

    100 Fanis Archangelicus

    I loved your comment! Yes! Yes! I love so many of the music genres you listed! How fun that is.

    (Insert here: An absolutely DA moment. ((As if that were not what ALL of this is about!!))I have been watching a bit of the new season of Idol. I just wanted to see. Never watched it before or since DA. Seems they pooled twice the number to draw from. Conclusion? There is no one like DA. Voice wise? Maybe some have the talent. But the combination of character, absence of ego, abundance of kindness and North Star dedication to own ethics… nowhere. Where did he come from?)

    Back to music. (As if that were not what this is all about. ^_^ “The music of the ‘Light’ ((!!!))…((Oh my gosh, I am ADD this morning!)) *_*)

    Besides all the stuff FA mentioned, one group that my sons got me into and that I have not found quite the equal of music-wise is Guster. They never made it to the radio that I know of, but I just love them, their vibe, their talent, their obvious love of music (some singers/groups… ya know, I sometimes wonder if they really do love ‘music’?) just draws me in and makes me really want to listen to what they are saying, not just be entertained by their music.

    One of my favorite Guster songs is: “What You Wish For”. It begins by saying that: you are never going to get what you wish for, so why not just stay in bed and forget it! Then it goes on to say… well, on the other hand… you just might! Would you be surprised? They have such great harmony and the drums/rhythm are to die for. Then they toss in the counter-melodies. *sigh*
    Well, I am one that believes that you can’t talk about good music and be off the subject of DA. (Hoping!)

    So here are some of the lyrics to What You Wish For:

    Once had this dream
    Crashed down in oz
    Not black and white
    But where the colors are
    I never dreamed that I would let it go

    And I will get what I deserve
    Keep all the secrets under the bed
    Open the curtains forget what I said

    And what you wish for could come true
    You aren’t surprised, love, are you
    So what you wish for could come true
    You act surprised, love, are you

    DA always acts surprised. But (Oh, my gosh!) he is surprising! It is fun to see that he gets surprised as well. Here is to all his lovely ‘decisions’ surprising him in a wonderful way!!

  114. MT said

    Just saw the “decision” tweet. Maybe, if he’s finally made “the decision” (whatever it may be,) things will start happening and we’ll start getting some news. Maybe that’s been the hold up?

    * keeping fingers crossed *

  115. MunkFOD said

    David making a big decision! cool! and excited for the future! double cool! I trust David completely! So excited! yipppeeeee! :)

  116. bluesky said

    Note:

    Guster uses “Tapers” to feed and satisfy fans. (We do sound a bit hungry, don’t we?) The article Munk mentioned above talks about how that group uses “Bootleggers” to (basically) feed the fans. Since we have had similar issues on our minds, I thought you might like to know.

    These are the bits of definitions from Wiki.

    Taper:

    A Taper is a person who records musical events often from standing microphones in the audience for the benefit of the musical group’s fanbase. Such taping was popularized in the late 1960s and early 1970s by fans of the Grateful Dead.[1] Audio recording was allowed at shows and fans would share their tapes through trade. Taping and trading became a Grateful Dead sub-culture.[2]

    Tapers generally do not financially profit from recording such concerts and record using their own equipment with permission from the artist. Taper recordings are commonly considered legal because the recordings are permitted and distribution is free. Taper etiquette strictly excludes bootlegging for profit. “Stealth taper” is a common term for a person who may furtively bring equipment into shows to record without explicit permission.

    Bootlegging:

    A bootleg recording is an audio and/or video recording of a performance that was not officially released by the artist, or under other legal authority.[1] The process of making and distributing such recordings is known as bootlegging. A great many such recordings are simply copied and traded among fans of the artist without financial exchange, but some bootleggers are able to sell these rarities for profit, sometimes by adding professional-quality sound engineering and packaging to the raw material.

    Bootlegs can consist of recordings of live performances, or material created in private or professional recording sessions. Changing technologies have had a great impact on the recording, distribution, and varying profitability of the underground industry. The copyrights for the song and the right to authorize recordings often reside with the artist, according to several international copyright treaties. The recording, trading and sale of bootlegs continues to thrive, however, even as artists and record companies attempt to provide “authorized” alternatives to satisfy the demand.

  117. bluesky said

    Also, Guster issued its first two CDs independently. I do not know if contract issues prescribe what recordings can be made or not.

    (Embarrassed about all her posts… signing off: bluesky.)

  118. Angelica said

    “Decisions.. They are scary things before knowing what could happen after you make them, but I’m excited for what the future holds.”

    oh…what is our baby up to? scary? Don’t be scared.
    ((one arm hug)) Everything is going to be just fine. We are right here standing by you.

  119. Heidijoy said

    Melinda just announced that David and WEG are no longer going to work together and they wish him well!! Hope David let’s us know what decision he has made. My mind goes wild!!!!!!!

  120. MunkFOD said

    WOW! No more WEG! ………… I gotta sit down…… I trust David!

  121. bebereader said

    Melinda tweets:

    Attn David Fans- unfortunately WEG and David have chosen not to continue work. We wish him the best in whatever he choses to do. More 2come 12 minutes ago

  122. bluesky said

    “What you wish for, DA!” We are with you. Take the plunge.

  123. djafan said

    Just got back from lunch and what???

    All I know is that my support and the love on twitter shows hundreds more will support David period.

  124. Heidijoy said

    DJ My support is with David no matter what he decides too. My thoughts and prayers are with him.

  125. Abrra said

    @archuletaeurope
    @WEGMusic and @melindaweg what happened with @DavidArchie? David’s fans are worried about him, his discography, his tour…

    @MelindaWEG
    @archuletaeurope he doesn’t know a good thing when he sees it I guess :-)

    There it is. Her attitude is disgraceful. Compassion much, Melinda?

    Abrra

  126. goodkarmaseeker said

    Gosh, this is so hard!!!! I hope we don’t have to wait long to see what’s up. It crushes me and worries me to think David may be pulling away from performing.

    I’m trying to have faith and be patient but the pit of my stomach is churning and upset!

  127. Heidijoy said

    I agree Abrra! Never have cared for Melinda’s attitude and cryptic remarks. Business shouldn’t be handled on twitter!

  128. SandyBeaches said

    I am waiting here with everyone no matter how long it takes!

    SB

  129. Fiona said

    Oh my gosh, I feel sick! Trying to keep the faith here but really worried. I hope David is ok.

  130. SandyBeaches said

    WEG was not going to take David where he wanted to go…Your comment is so true Heidijoy

    SB

  131. ram said

    @MelindaWEG
    @archuletaeurope he doesn’t know a good thing when he sees it I guess

    Oh, contrair Miss Melinda. Roads cross and paths veer away all to their own destinies.

    JMO, I think she doesn’t get it. :}

  132. djafan said

    I’m here waiting too and I truly believe David will continue performing, this is just one of those hills with many trees with branches that leave scratches that he spoke about but in the end he will come out all the stronger and wiser.

  133. Lynnella said

    I agree with #125 Abbra, I never could see anything in common with David and Melinda. I had looked at her tweets before and was appalled at the language. David would never use language like that, and I’m sure wouldn’t want his fans subjected to it. I pray that he finds someone with the same values as his, who has David’s best interest at heart.

  134. SandyBeaches said

    Djafan, keep the words of wisdom coming along as we wait, anxiously.

    In closure for WEG, they would never have taken David in the direction where he wants to go.

    SB

  135. Abrra said

    If you don’t follow @DavidArchiesTux you should :)

    @DavidArchiesTux
    I recommend a tux when U need to do the tough stuff & look hot while doing it. Send ‘em packing with a hot mental picture to remember you by

    and
    @DavidArchiesTux
    Even if you do it over the phone, they’ll be able to hear the tux in your voice. Win/win.

    http://twitter.com/DavidArchiesTux

    That’s what I love to see. Stop all the drama and have fun!

    Abrra

  136. Silverfox said

    So David fired WEG. If we are trusting David, then he had good reason. IMO, one of those reasons may have to do with NOTHING happening for the last 6 weeks & nothing scheduled in the near future as far as I know. So what was he paying them for?

    Whatever his reasons were, it’s done and just have to wait & see. He did say he was “excited about the future”. Whatever his future holds…another management or a break from the business, if he’s excited about it, it means it’s what he wants and he should know his fans will stand by him.

    All this time at home must have been spent contemplating, seeking advise from those he trusts, and most of all, praying. Obviously, he did not come by this decision lightly. And I’m sure he knows what his next step will be. He may already have new mgmt. In fact, David may have been “shopping around” for new mgmt while he was home OR he may have been approached by a management group who can take David where he wants to go. Anyway, whatever else he decides for his future, he has our support and our loyalty. As I said previously, David’s fans are not typical and we will stand by him. I hope he knows that.

    On a lighter note..at least we know his appetite wasn’t affected ;-)

  137. SandyBeaches said

    I don’t believe that it was felt by anyone who was thinking about it, that WEG was going to ever take him where he wanted to go.

    SB

  138. bebereader said

    Speculation: Why do I feel like the other shoe is going to drop? I don’t think we’ve heard the whole story yet. Perhaps David already has a new label AND new management. He was in LA last week, went home and then back to LA, probably for business. Maybe he was only able to tell us part of the story at this time. We’ll have to wait and see until we hear it from the man himself.

  139. MunkFOD said

    David has guts! He is taking charge and that is awesome! Way to go David! thoughts and prayers with him! Exciting future!

  140. Abrra said

    I am with you Bebe.

    I tired to watch tweets. I just can’t do it. All the drama and speculation just fans the flames. Until David makes his future plans known, I will enjoy the music.

    Abrra

  141. stenocruiser said

    OTHER SHOE ?

    frederick90210
    MelindaWEG Is he really leaving Jive? Thats what i’m hearing
    29 minutes ago via web

    MelindaWEG
    @frederick90210 other way around correct 23 minutes ago via ÜberTwitter in reply to frederick90210

    What does this mean? Jive parting ways with David?

  142. SandyBeaches said

    OK I am with you Bebe and Abrra!!! I am trying…

    SB

  143. bebereader said

    David fulfilled his 3 album record contract with Jive. I assume this means his contract is up. That’s why I think he was in LA last week shopping around for a new label.

    Melinda made it sound very different in her tweet about David and Jive. I would not put any faith in her tweets now. I will not even read them. She is no longer working for David and thus, no longer has his best interests at heart. She is acting on Twitter in a very unprofessional manner.

  144. bluesky said

    Abrra:

    “Fans” the flames? Pun, much? I would like to offer you, in the way of music, one of my favorite Guster songs: What You Wish For.

    (Yes, bluesky is still on that Guster kick. Bitten by the non-sequiter bug.)

    This group is so “embrace the reality of the negative” while celebrating the (even more) reality of the positive. Love them. This is kind of like their own “The Other Side of Down” song.

    While you are waiting to let us know, have a treat, DA. ^_^

  145. djafan said

    Well it looks like David is taking the bull by the horns. I’ve read that David is no push over and we may just be witnessing the “Man” emerging. Ay ay ay!

    @MelindaWEG “other way around” ? if Jive dropped David that is completely asinine because its their fault he has no publicity.

    @walshie_wolf agree with you 4 minutes ago via ÜberTwitter in reply to walshie_wolf

    This I agree with, David is “not” quitting music.

    @MelindaWEG can you please explain what this means EXACTLY for David? is he quitting? what is going on…we are all very concerned.

    @snhitchcock I don’t think he is quitting. We are just not going to manage him. He has a long career ahead of him. Wish him the best 2 minutes ago via ÜberTwitter in reply to snhitchcock

  146. SandyBeaches said

    Way to go Djafan!

    SB

  147. bluesky said

    While you are dealing with the “black and white” of life, I prefer to firmly believe you are headed to “where the colors are”.

    All my best, always, DA.
    bluesky

  148. Abrra said

    Bluesky

    Guilty by pun! I shake my head and wonder why anyone gives credence to the twitter rumor mill.

    I was hoping you would show us some Guster. They sound great! Reminds me a bit of McFly. I had some hesitation bringing Nilsson ‘s career up for discussion. Because I did, Angelica has caught the fever for Harry BIG time! There is so much talent in his writing and vocals. we both decided that David needs to study him. He had the same artistic attitude. Was never in the game for the cash, but for the music.I just wish Harry Nilsson was still around.

    We have all been enriched by these comments through the posting of videos and lyrics of other singers. It’s all about variety of style. That suits David just fine. He is fearless when it comes to trying new music.

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    Abrra

  149. djafan said

    SF, “As I said previously, David’s fans are not typical and we will stand by him. I hope he knows that.”

    Lots of twitter rumor mill, but I also know that David said he reads his tweets, of course not every single one and he can see the outpouring of love and support. And it’s a good thing that he never followed melinda because some of the tweets directed at her were out of line irregardless of what she says.

    Bluesky, “While you are dealing with the “black and white” of life, I prefer to firmly believe you are headed to “where the colors are”.”

    Beautiful

  150. Silverfox said

    Twitter has gone bonkers and is over capacity.

    One thing we have to remember is that nothing has been announced officially by WEG or David. Melinda works for WEG, she is not WEG and showed poor judgement using twitter to announce the split, then continuing to “speak” for David. Not only was it unprofessional, it showed a lack of class.

    I unfollowed her on twitter and suggested David’s fans do the same. He never followed her, even after she asked him to so why would his fans want to keep following her if she has no ties to David anymore?

    I hope we hear from David soon. A Vlog would be great, bit a tweet would be good too.

    I feel a new article coming on by Angelica. :)

  151. MunkFOD said

    Oh my gosh….tears…

    Davidsbackpack David’s Back Pack

    Wise words. Hang on for the ride of your life.

  152. Abrra said

    Bringing out the big guns! Everyone smile ok?

    Abrra

  153. Tawna21 said

    Abrra #148…I purchased two Nilsson tunes on iTunes last night…the bug got me also!! :)

    Tawna

  154. Abrra said

    Tawna
    This is a bio-documentary that is well worth the 14.99 cost on iTunes . There is a free preview you can look at.
    When I listen to the people talk about the Harry genious they knew, I can hear it like they were talking about David. ( I have seen the film)

    Copy and paste this into itunes store search to find it.
    Who is Harry Nilsson? (And Why Is Everybody Talkin’ About Him)

    Abrra

  155. gladys said

    david, we are still here to support him at all you need from us

    gladys yelma de Argentina

    I invite all fans to twitter, to show our support for David.
    (I’ll upload this phrase to twitter.
    This decision shows that our twitter, are read by david)

  156. Fanis Archangelicus said

    Abrra 153

    Well, the big gun does it for me…lol. Things are gonna be okay one way or another and I’m not gonna fret about it. I’m smiling abs. :-)

  157. archangel48 said

    Abrra, #153 after that… who wouldn’t smile? :wink:
    Like you all here, I’ve been enjoying this journey. Learned a ton. Don’t plan on that ending anytime soon! Wherever David chooses to take his path, I will support him. I have always thought he was smarter-than-the-average-bear!
    I’ve been enjoying all the flash-back videos. Thanks for the fun! :lol:

  158. Suzy-Q said

    David has told us that he wants to do an international tour and he wants to make a Spanish album this year. Maybe WEG wasn’t making it happen or they wanted to make it happen in a way that David couldn’t agree upon. I have this feeling that something big is happening with David and his career. The suspense is already killing me.

  159. MT said

    I’ve been reading about the tweets. I don’t know what to say except that, like the rest of you, I’ll be here supporting him. I hope we hear from him soon.

    Abrra #153 My favorite MGR. Always makes me smile. :)

  160. bebereader said

    Hanging out in The Voice Unplugged for a bit, in case anyone wants to join me :)

    http://www.livestream.com/thevoiceunplugged

  161. Jo said

    I trust David, I know his decision is the best.

  162. Jo said

    suzy- I agree with you, maybe WEG want different thing for David, like David said he want international tour and spanish album

  163. Tawna21 said

    Abrra #155.. I saw that last night when I was searching Harry info. Thank you.

    As for David…I’m breathing in and breathing out, just like he is, and hoping it all works out, just like he does. He just needs to find which floor to open the elevator door on, and I have all the faith in the universe that he will succeed. He knows where to turn for guidance, and he knows his fans have his back. He will have his feet back on the ground and firmly planted when this is over.

    Tawna

  164. nanaweize said

    I have been away from the computer today and now I find this out…Oh My!

  165. kaycee said

    Holy cow!…pig and horse! I log on here tonight to see if there is possibly a “hangnail” of news, and I get full Nail Salon!! Haha! Wow! Lots going on. Lots of changes. Still trying to digest it all, and still sooo much we don’t know. All I can say right now is that no one knows better than David what he wants with his life and career…and there is no one better to make the hard decisions than himself. I am actually very proud of him–it couldn’t have been an easy decision, and I’m sure he must have felt very strongly about it to move forward. I fully trust that he is taking the best path for him at this time…I actually feel really good about it. I never felt that David and Melinda were a good match–he needs someone who really gets him, and if what they say about JIVE is true, well you know how we all feel about that match up!

    This whole situation just further shows me that David doesn’t just talk the talk, he walks the walk!

    “Sometimes you just know when to hold on …when to let go.”
    “At least I took a chance…I had to let it go.”
    “Cut the ribbon if it starts to fray”
    “It’s ok, ’cause I know where I’m going”
    “I’m gonna take this moment that I’m in right now, stop the craziness somehow.”
    “Next time I’ll get it right, next time I’ll be Ok, I’ll have a different dream tonight, tomorrow’s another day”
    “Hang on, hang in for the ride of your life…it’s gonna’ be alright…hold on tight.”

    Ok, so I’m getting carried away, but you get my point. Frankly, I can’t wait for this next chapter in the sequel to “Chords of Strength”! What a ride!

    And I have to say that I love how David casually puts all his concerned fans at ease with his AI tweet instead of launching off on twitter. He will let us know when he is ready. What a classy guy!

  166. kaycee said

    Sorry one more thing…we got some great news today! The Make-A-Wish Foundation contacted us to let us know that they will be granting my daughter a wish! She’s so excited!

  167. bebereader said

    Please join us in The Voice Unplugged now. We have a full house celebrating the awesomeness of Mr. David Archuleta.

    http://www.livestream.com/thevoiceunplugged

  168. bluesky said

    Kaycee, that is just the neatest thing I have ever heard. Congratulations!!!

  169. bebereader said

    Kaycee: Congratulations! So happy and excited for you and your daughter!

  170. SandyBeaches said

    Let this day be a better day for David. Remember that he has wonderful friends in the world of music who greatly admire him. We have seen that admiration expressed many times over by writers, interviewers and people in the entertainment industry.

    Maybe a mentor or a producer will contact him or already has.

    I am certain that his world of music will rise higher than before. He is much loved and that remains the same.

    SB

  171. kaycee said

    I have always loved this quote from Angelica and thought it was very appropriate for today…

    “I just can not bring myself to worry about David’s career because there is a frequency greater than radio waves working in him and FOR him that will bring to pass his ultimate success in due time.”

  172. SandyBeaches said

    Kaycee, hi I have been keeping up with your comments! All the best to you and your daughter…

    That is a lovely quote by Angelica and one you might want to read a few times.

    There was a late night gathering at ‘The Voice Unplugged’ last nght therefore some of the staff (admins. of course) just might be asleep and not in the office yet or other… Well I am not certain if Abbra is asleep so my guess is she might be the first to come online…I know her ‘get over yourself wand’ is not very far away at any time…she says.

    Over and Out..

    SB

  173. ram said

    Kaycee, that is awesome news. I am so happy for you and your daughter! I have heard the Make A Wish Foundation does some wonderful things. <3

    Mt- This article has really sparked some great ideas and wonderful discussions. I would like to add my own possibility for David since he is currently at this crossroads. This scenario was born in my pea brain as the result of a significant other's wish to share video of Jason Mraz. Love him so why not I thought and David loves his music, too.

    The setting, the venue, the accompanyment, just the sheer realness of this made me just sigh at the thought that David could do something like this. I am left wondering if this would be good for David. I believe he would love this and speaking for myself I would too. So whether this could be something good for his career, well who knows. David is still exploring his music. I would like him to sample the world's music and incorporate it all into his genius abilities. I am so dreaming big for him but in a different sense. Would something like this allow us all to be satisfied? Hope you enjoy the vid.

  174. MunkFOD said

    Kaycee! congrats to you! and your daughter! :)

    So…how is everyone this fine Friday? Man, is David living thru his TOSOD album or what! LOL! Sometimes hard things turn us in a direction that we would have never considered ….they turn us to more happiness than we would have ever known. I am not worried about David. There is a purpose in all of this and I trust him completely! :)

    Great things to come!

  175. Heidijoy said

    Congrats to you and your daughter Kaycee! Hopefully you can share someday how it goes. Also thanks for Angelica’s quote.
    Thank you for the warm place to come!!

  176. kaycee said

    I’m with you Munk, I truly feel “the best is yet to come”! I love how David has often said, “Everything happens for a reason”…perhaps this is going to be a real turning point in David’s career…leading him to the kind of career that would really make him happy.

    I loved this comment from another site:

    “Come on people, he is going for the direction that he feels is best for him! While there is a bit of a shake up…it’s for the best! I’m so excited to see where this is going I can hardly stand it…Get ready! Our David is about to burst!!!! Again, sit back and enjoy the ride- it’s about to get really interesting!”

  177. Dayzee said

    Well it seems I should be worrying about David today. Better make a check list:

    Does he still have the greatest voice on
    the planet?

    Is he still the epitome of integrity?

    Is his moral fiber still intact?

    Does he still have the most gorgeous face?

    Still the hawtest skin-covered bones?

    Attitude still upbeat?

    Most fascinating neck?

    Is David still David?

    How much should I worry, scale of 1-10?
    Zero sounds about right.

  178. djafan said

    Good Morning!

    Thank you guys for being up and up this morning! Unplugged was very much needed last night, had a full house!

    Kaycee, great news about your daughter! Thanks for the quote, Angelica’s words of wisdom. Look up top, left sidebar :)

    And for easy access to Abrra’s candy jar of David goodies look below David’s tweets on the right sidebar :)

    Dayzee, I’m liking your list :)

    Interesting….

    On Friday 18th February 2011, @MelindaWEG said:

    Artists change labels and management all the time. Don’t be sad. Have faith. He is a brilliant talent and will be just fine. Always support who you love. I do!

  179. Silverfox said

    After yesterday, it’s great comfort to come here & read some hopeful, upbeat, positive vibes from MunkFOD, Kaycee (great news about Make-a-Wish), & Dayzee!

    David came into our world (mine anyway) like a bolt of lightening, continued through it at times like a hurricane, and yesterday like a .7 earthquake, he shook my world to the core!

    Hoping to hear something officially from David today. A vlog would be great! But anything at this point is badly needed.

  180. djafan said

    Ok, it’s official.

    A label rep confirms the season 7 runner-up is no longer on the roster.

    February 18
    1:11 PM 2/18/2011 by Shirley Halperin

    After Twitter lit up last night with rumors that David Archuleta had been dropped by Jive Records, his label home since 2008, a Jive spokesperson confirms to The Hollywood Reporter that “David was released from our roster.”

    Archuleta’s latest album, 2010′s The Other Side of Down, failed to gain traction at radio or on the charts, where it’s sold just over 63,000 copies. That’s a far cry from his 2008 self-titled debut, which moved nearly a million units and has been certified platinum.

    The season 7 finale which pitted Archuleta against eventual victor David Cook logged over 97 million votes, the highest total the show had seen until the next year’s face-off between Adam Lambert and Kris Allen, which drew 100 million.

    Archuleta recently spoke with THR about his Idol experience, recalling the early weeks when America was first getting to know the contestants. Said Archie: “I was just wondering what’s the future going to be like? How hard is it going to be? Am I going to be able to handle it all? I think part of that stress is good because it keeps you focused.”

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/idol-worship/american-idol-alum-david-archuleta-101546?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+thr%2Fmusic+%28The+Hollywood+Reporter+-+Music%29&utm_content=Twitter

  181. MunkFOD said

    David is growing up before our eyes. He’s taking charge of his life and his career! Bravo David! Now he can do HIS music the way HE wants… moving forward with full speed! Yessss! So excited for the future. Praying that all of those people in the industry that have respect for David will show him love and support! So proud of him! This is going to be great! I’ve said it before…but what a ride! yipppeeeee! LOL!

  182. I want to share with you guys this, I made this thinking in David a pics collage!

  183. Dakgal said

    Wow–Just Wow

    Was gone yesterday and received all this news this morning.
    I am just perplexed and puzzled like everyone else–but I feel David will tell us whats up when he is ready and has all his ducks in a row. One thing I refuse to do is speculate about something I know nothing about.

    Speculation is a blind and dangerous road–one best not taken.

    As for Sour Grapes Melinda, didn’t she do this once before to David–speak for him on twitter?

    Thank you to Dja-Bebe–Abbra and all who know where to go to get the latest info and pass it on to us. I suppose this was all covered in chat last nite–dang.

    IMO–Jive did nothing to promote their asset and never appreciated him for the artist he is, and I hate the word “dropped” as I’m sure renewal decisions were up and coming anyway. On both sides.

    I will always support David in any choice he makes. ( I say with a heavy heart).

  184. Gayle122890 said

    “David was released from our roster.”- Why do I get a feeling of relief? I often wondered if there were other people just wanting to approach David but were not able to because of his contract with Jive and WEG. We’ll have to see. David’s excited about what the future holds. So I’m there with him.

  185. Gayle122890 said

    Abrra #153: Good for what ails ya!

  186. SandyBeaches said

    Thank you for the que sera, sera, I needed that right about now. Such positive people! Melinda’s latest tweet nice today but better said yesterday. He has so many people who know and respect him in the industry and he will see that…

    SB

  187. xaris said

    Well, I for one am very relieved that David and WEG have gone their separate ways. Now I can dispense with my New Year’s Resolution Number 7:

    #7: I will wait patiently for the time when I am impressed by Melinda’s manners, professionalism, or ability to do anything other than tweet repetitively and inanely about Bieber.

    Hope David knows we are behind him whatever he decides.

  188. Heidijoy said

    Richard Parkinson has written a beautiful statement @ FOD. Don’t know how to attach but it was helpful to read.

    Admin Abrra edit: The above referenced statement can be viewed here http://fansofdavid.com/

  189. bebereader said

    Melinda used poor judgment yesterday but tried to make up for it today in her tweet: @snhitchcock I don’t think he is quitting. We are just not going to manage him. He has a long career ahead of him. Wish him the best

    We’re all waiting to hear something from him David, but we must respect his privacy, sit tight and wait until he’s ready to tell us. Perhaps there’s something pending but he has to hear word. Perhaps not. In any case, keep posting comments here to show that we’re still here for him for the long haul.

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    David fulfilled his 3 album contract with Jive. They neglected to promote TOSOD. A phenomenal talent like this deserves better.

  190. gladys said

    I always knew that David would be recognized worldwide, all would see the tremendous talent he has. This feeling I feel in my bones, I knew from the first day I saw him. I never had doubts,These events are stages in David’s growth as a professional.

    I’m also excited about the future. I was with David when he lost the crown, was at this step, for the promotion of Crush, during his first video, his first solo tour, I was with him, in England. I was also during non-promotion of his latest cd and tried to tell him by Twitter, that his cd is much more than he could imagine.

    If I, Gladys, was there all these times, then I should be there now, too. David, maybe you do not see me, but I swear I walk beside you and hug you. And I’m not alone. All your fans formed a shield around you to protect you, and we are many and in different countries, and of different ages.

    We love you David; I know you know.

  191. Silverfox said

    :D

    David was just sited shopping at a mall!!!

  192. Silverfox said

    Here’s the tweet from…

    _ivanmanuel Ivan Manuel
    just met david archuleta at the mall. awesome.
    24 minutes ago

  193. djafan said

    SF,

    Unbelievable or just like David :)

    Gladys,

    I love your words!!

  194. bluesky said

    #98 Abrra… Just so you know.

    I answer your question about “bootlegging” in my post #116.
    I guess we have kinda maybe sorta done that?
    Interesting how the group mentioned in the article deals with that. They seem to feel it draws them closer to the fans. I can deal with that.
    ^_^

    (Yes, I am addicted to non-sequiters. For me… well, I guess I feel the whole topic of what DA does now has already been answered. He will sing, I will listen. No way that ain’t gonna happen. The deets are between him and … you know who.)

    (The universe turns on the wings of a butterfly… and certain angels.)

  195. archangel48 said

    You said it more perfectly than I could Gladys… “David, maybe you do not see me, but I swear I walk beside you and hug you. And I’m not alone. All your fans formed a shield around you to protect you, and we are many and in different countries, and of different ages”… I love every word. THANK-YOU!

  196. Heidijoy said

    David’s latest tweet could be a metaphor for his outlook right now.

    He wishes his sister a Happy birthday and goes on to say……more rain has arrived to begin a rainy weekend,but not gonna let that get in the way…

  197. djafan said

    Interesting read about The Civil Wars and Nate, Joy’s husband.

    “Nate has been in the industry for about a decade, doing A&R and radio,” said Williams. “Contracts were getting so much more constraining for artists that he in good conscience didn’t feel that he could hand them out any longer, so he actually left his post. I had left my label deal at that point too, and we were like, ‘What do we want to do? What’s next? The way that the industry’s changing, what do we need?’ ”

    White answered Williams’ musical needs; the rest they had to build from the ground up. Forming Sensibility Music

    Read article here.

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/music_blog/2011/02/civil-wars.html

  198. kaycee said

    Gladys, beautiful words…and I’m right there with you! I don’t think I’ve “met” one single David fan who didn’t have a time in the past few years when David and his music helped them get through a hard time or a tough challenge. David…we are here for you always. Take the time you need, we’re not going anywhere.

  199. Gemzone said

    What do you guys think of this? http://mix1051.radio.com/2011/02/18/help-david-archuleta-get-a-record-label/

  200. prd9601 said

    David Archuleta is a wonderful vocal talent and an even better person. I was confused by the non-promotion of David’s second pop offering by Jive Records after the strong sales of his initial offering and his seasonal release ‘Christmas From The Heart’. I truly believe with David’s A&R rep leaving Jive along with many others including the label president, this Sony imprint just did not know what to do with David as he does not fit well with their current roster. David was not ‘dropped’ but ‘released’. He provided Jive with the three CD’s he was contracted for. Perhaps a label such as Decca Records (Universal) would be a better fit. Best of luck to a great vocalist. Onward and upward David!

  201. Abrra said

    #199
    Gemzone

    I looked at that site. It’s an invite to bash Jive. I did not post there. It all seems a bit self serving. Why would a radio station think they have such power?
    “it will be sure to have a big impact and we’ll pass it along to all of the movers and shakers of the record industry.”

    Anyone who is a mover and shaker can see the handwriting on the wall about Jive’s lack of promotion for David’s latest CD.

    I prefer to let David decide his future. Not a web site by a radio station who has no connection to him and most likely did not play his music.

    Abrra

  202. marciami said

    Fa3ryg1rl started a group card for David.
    If you would like to sign it, please do!

    http://www.groupcard.com/c/81jsNiJOKJ7

  203. MT said

    Kaycee! So hapy for you and your daughter. How wonderful!!

    BeBe #189 “David fulfilled his 3 album contract with Jive.”

    The more I think about this, the more I believe that it didn’t come as a surprise to David. I’m thinking he was prepared for this, and planning ahead. JMO of course, but somehow I think he saw it coming and he was ready for it.

    OH, and I know we would all like to hear from David, but I think his tweeting is telling us that, from his point of view, nothing has changed. If he wasn’t going to be doing music, why keep contact? I take his tweeting as a sign that things are okay as far as he is concerned.

  204. Bydesign said

    Mix 105.1 is starting a petition to get David signed on with another label. It couldn’t hurt to comment

    http://mix1051.radio.com/

  205. I said

    Good night! I’m dizzy. I love you david archuleta fans.

  206. djafan said

    Hello Kaycee, Gemzone, Prd, Marcia, MT, Bydesign and I!!!!

    MT, I think your right he has probably known about this for a bit.

    “I take his tweeting as a sign that things are okay as far as he is concerned.”

    I think he reads twitter sees the concern and tweets these kind of tweets to let us know every thing is ok.

    Gemzone, Bydesign, I don’t know what that radio station is doing but I read on twitter that they never played his songs…hmmmm.

  207. Gladys, what a wise words you expressed on here. I think David has a great talent even more than We’ll ever imagine.

    From the beginning in my discovering david that was almost a year ago (on April 6th is my first David’s anniversary)I’m grateful for knowing about one incomparable, loving and absolutely beautiful physically as much as in his inside. He’s much more a beautiful face. Guys I’ve really never followed to someone like proudly I follow hi.

    HOPEFULLY WE MEET EACH OTHER SOMEDAY AND THIS BIG COMMUNITY NEVER ENDS.

  208. #204 It’s cool on that radio is interested in David signs with another label!
    Let’s wait for more news.

  209. FG said

    Hello Everyone. I’ve been taking some time today to gather my thoughts. As much as I believe that David will be fine, I don’t want to have to wait too long to hear him sing again. I don’t want to think he isn’t proud, to think that no one wanted to hear his work, that the heart & soul he poured into TOSOD, went unappreciated. Did he asked to be released? I feel like I need him to comment on this situation. I need to know where his head is. What is he going to do next? Does he not yet understand that we love him as family, and that we need to hear from him? We have gone to great lengths to support him and he should reach out to us right now.

  210. I totally agree with you FG, I’ve worried about that’s happening now and of course I’d feel bad if David thinks his people are not proud of him which is completely false, he has to know his career is still starting. I also need to know where is he and his thoughts.

  211. random thoughts and feelings …I’m a bit all over the place. My elevator has been up and down so many times today, I feel out of kilter, and very tired.
    I KNOW David is going to be just fine,it’s not that. So…what is it?
    Think it is simply wondering if my favorite singer and human being in the whole world, is doing a happy dance feeling relief,or if he feels as if someone punched him in the gut.Maybe its neither.Maybe it’s both.just wondering..
    Just love him.**sigh**
    Full moon tonight..can you tell?
    David, can you see the moon?…’wondering how you look in this light’

  212. djafan said

    FG,

    I feel your words. He says he reads twitter so he must see our words of love and support but maybe he doesn’t want to speak until he has something definitive to say and yet we’re anxious to hear something anything.

    Skydancer,

    “Think it is simply wondering if my favorite singer and human being in the whole world, is doing a happy dance feeling relief,or if he feels as if someone punched him in the gut.Maybe its neither.Maybe it’s both.just wondering..
    Just love him.**sigh**”

    This is what kills me and brings me to tears and why I think we want to see his face, we want him to know how much we love him even though in my gut I know he’s going to be fine, but still…

  213. FG said

    djafan yep. And now, I have to go about the motions of my life, not knowing when I’ll see him again. I had to tell the hubby today cuz he could tell I wasn’t being myself. He said “I’m sorry, but maybe this happens a lot in the biz. He is very talented, he’ll be fine.” That was nice.

  214. bebereader said

    This is the cruel business of show business. You’re only as good as your last record. To Jive, it doesn’t matter that David made them a lot of money with a double platinum single and an almost platinum first album. They are only concerned with what their clients have done for them lately. And that goes for anyone and everyone else on their ‘roster’. Nobody is safe, IMO.

    Jive was just a stepping stone for David. Jive gave him his first recording contract and because of it, he was able to make three records that have become part of our DNA for the last three years.

    This is just the beginning of his career. He couldn’t stay with Jive forever; he was not appreciated nor recognized for his talents. It sounds so dramatic to hear that a label ‘dropped’ an artist. But I believe it was an amicable split on both sides. David fulfilled his contract and now can find a label that is more suitable for him.

    FG and others, I think David will talk to us soon. Doesn’t he always appear when we need him?

  215. djafan said

    FG,

    David has made such an impact on our lives. My husband told me that only good awaits him because God is always with him…tears.

  216. cb said

    Hi everyone,
    Silverfox …”David came into our world (mine anyway) like a bolt of lightening, continued through it at times like a hurricane, and yesterday like a .7 earthquake, he shook my world to the core!”
    Boy, aint that the truth? What an unbelievable three years! The world has been a brighter, happier, and infinitely more hopeful place with David and his voice in it. If the skies in my world were grey, David world was sunshine. The joy and friends that David has given me have been a totally unexpected gift. I am amazed by, and thankful for, this experience, and all of you, and look forward to the future. I need his voice in my life. Bottom line, I want David to be happy. If I can know that, everything is fine.

  217. 215.Djafan, what a smart husband you have!:)))
    *Hugs* FG.

    214.Bebe,no doubt about it,David will talk to us soon, and when he is ready. Wouldn’t want it any other way. Everything you stated is true, of course.
    Sometimes (actually alot) my heart manages to take over my brain where David is concerned.Today was just one of those days.
    In fact, if I were to go get an x-ray right now, I think it would show my heart has developed its own working mouth, cause its giving me alot of lip today.
    hmmm, mouth, lips. ah, think I will go watch some videos.:))))
    sleep well everyone.love you all.

  218. Jo said

    Bebe- I agree with you, David will find a label that is suitable for him. A better label.

  219. bebereader said

    Enjoy!

    credit thop 1984

  220. bluesky said

    If someone has already posted any of this, sorry. It is late and my brain is fried!!!

    These are some comments made by Richard Parkenson on the FOD chat tonight. I thought they really resonated with how I was feeling, but he puts it so clearly and has a closer (experience wise and friend wise) view than I do. Hope it is okay to post this here.
    Love you guys.
    bluesky

    Rich:
    This is only my opinion… David needs to sing the songs that resonate through him to the masses. Again, this is only my opinion, but if you look back at the songs he sang that made everyone fall in love with him, they were so different than what he is singing now. I know that you all love David, I get that. It is so easy for you to love everything that he does because he has inspired you, moved you, gotten you to fly across the country to hear him sing. I get that. But, he has yet to tap into what he should really be writing and singing. Again, only my opinion. When he does though, it will be amazing. It might be a while… he is only 20.

    Rich:
    David is one of those artists who can take on a HUGE song and nail it. Not everyone can do that. He has yet to have a song like that on either of his pop albums.

    Rich:
    I’m not sad… David has just received a hands on education about the music industry, and he has been paid handsomely to go through it all. He will learn from all of his experiences and be just fine, trust me.

  221. Heidijoy said

    Bebe, Thanks for the NYE video! Love that performance! Good Night All!

  222. Well, in my opinion I like David’s style and special that way of singing he has. I’d like to see next more songs like TOSOD, that’s my favorite one. I love when he sings in spanish. I don’t know yet if he has realized he has a lot of fans from Latinamerica but he really is amired by latins. So, I’m sure there are other like me who would like David to record an album in spanish. Maybe some hits he had in english such as “CRUSH”, “ZERO GRAVITY”, “A LITTLE TOO NOT OVER YOU” and at present “THE OTHER SIDE OF DOWN” but now in spanish, that would be great. David’s decision was okay with me, you don’t know why things happens, I’m sure better things will come for him and his carrer. So in my humild opinion I’d like to listen to a David’s album completely in spanish. David has become one of the best young performers and he’ll do the better for saving and continue his career as singer for sure!

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