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David Archuleta ~ Studio Recording VS Live Performance

Posted by MT on Monday, June 13, 2011

Once upon a time, bands recorded their music in a studio with all members playing at the same time. I remember watching TV specials about it and admiring the patience it must have taken to keep doing it over and over until they got it right. I also remember buying recordings of live performances.

Live performances have an element that cannot be duplicated in a sound booth. The band and the live audience add another dimension to the performance and enhance it.  Many fans have remarked on this very thing in regards to David. David’s live performance of his music is on a whole other level. David becomes more playful with the song, incorporating runs and licks whenever he feels like it, or adding a little attitude to it. He also pushes himself and has more power in his vocals. I find that the result is a song that is more emotional and more powerful, less controlled.

In David’s vlog entitled “Alaska,” he mentions that he is getting back into the studio and has to focus on singing a different way, with a different vibe, that he has to get back into that “mode” of singing in a recording studio.   


In what way does he sing differently? Why does he sing differently?

This got me thinking about the different methods of recording and wondering if David has ever considered trying something a little different. Of course, there is no way to get the feel of a live audience in a studio (we wouldn’t all fit!) but there could be another option, recording with a full band in the studio the way it was done before digital layering of recordings was the norm.

These days, most often, songs are recorded in layers, which are added one piece at a time. The artist may not know what the finished record will sound like when doing vocals for his own song. In the days before computerized layering, groups wrote a song, then they rehearsed it many times before attempting to record it. It gave them a chance to play with it, to do it over and over to see how they could make it better.

I think we’ve all seen how David does this during a tour. After performing it several times, he begins adding things to it that make it better and better. The more he performs a song, the better it gets.  One fine example of how this might turn out is David’s performance of “My Hands” from Providence. This song is lovely on the original studio recording, but it is stunning in the live performance. Once you get past the first 10 seconds where David is smiling at the audience and are able to wipe the smile off your face, pay close attention to this performance and really listen. You’ll see what I mean. (Then again, you probably already know what’s coming.  :)

Video by djbell

Let’s be honest.  How many of us can name a few live performance vocals that we prefer to the original album version?  I know I have one or two.

In this day and age, live recording does pose a problem. Would it be possible to record a song live in concert, put if up for sale, and make a profit from it once it has been performed live? No matter how many signs they post at a concert that say “No Recording Devices Allowed,” we know some ninja Archie will post a recording of that song. So I’m not sure that would work.

But, if a new song was written and it was only performed during band rehearsals, and practiced many times, I think he would be refining it as he goes along, just the way he does on tour.  By the time he records it, we would have a really well developed version of the original. The result would be something similar to a live performance, particularly if it were recorded with the whole band.

We know David feeds off the energy of an audience, but doesn’t he get some of that energy from the band as well? We’ve all seen the difference between his performances with a full band and his acoustic performances. To me, there is a marked difference, the one with a full band being a much more high-energy performance. Could recording his music in a studio with all members playing allow him to feed off of their energy and achieve a similar result? Could this be a way to capture some of the magic that David has on stage during live performances?

Now that David has a full-time band that he’s rehearsing with on a regular basis, it is something that could be done. Would it be more costly? Maybe. Would the resulting music be stronger, richer, and more full-bodied? Probably. While recording with the band, he would be able to play with the various elements of a song just the way he does in rehearsal, tweaking it as he goes along until the resulting recording has a sound that feels right to him. It may be a slightly old fashion method of recording, but it’s one that worked for many, many years.

Not many artists could do live performance recordings these days.  Most artists’ voices don’t lend themselves to live recording. Too many pitch problems and too much auto-tuning. David is one of the few exceptions. In his live performances his voice is front and center, powerful and on pitch throughout, even while improvising on the end of the song.

David’s gift of improvisation has brought us some amazing fan videos of his live performances. Now that he has assembled a group of musicians that are on a par with his ability to improvise, the resulting recordings,  live or as a group in the studio, might well produce some truly incredible music.

148 Responses to “David Archuleta ~ Studio Recording VS Live Performance”

  1. Abrra said

    The cost of recording in studio with a full band might just be too much at this point. The success of a CD relies heavily on how the instruments and voices are mixed. I am a fan of live performances by David over studio. The improv he brings is the best part!
    I look forward to a Live in Central Park video someday for David!

    Abrra from her iPhone

  2. betsy said

    A live album from him would be a dream come true. Back in the 70′s, this was done quite a bit. Some of the first albums that I bought were live, recorded at concerts, specifically for that purpose.
    These were two of my favorites:
    Frampton Comes Alive and Bob Seger Live Bullet.

    Am I crazy or wasn’t a video done in Tribeca that went along with his EP fan pack? I know I bought it. Can’t find it though. Live version of Angels with the crowd sounds muted. Not completely muted, just enough to hear his beautiful voice. My son explained how it was recorded easily. A live concert cd would be something perfect.

  3. Abrra said

    Betsy
    The video you are thinking of was from Z100. There was an EP with Angels,ZG,and ATM, I think? Not sure it had video.The show was at P.C. Richards theater in NYC I had a chance to go but travel did not work out /cry

    Abrra from her iPhone

  4. janey said

    Betsy…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jQ771PPiX0

  5. Abrra said

    That’s the one I was thinking of , thanks Janey!

    Abrra from her iPhone

  6. skydancer1x said

    MT, your article is so interesting, and proves there are many things to think about when it comes to recording songs by the VOICE
    great job!
    It was only after seeing David perform LIVE that I realized his first cd , had lost some of the magic it had for me before seeing him. Am I making sense?. Don’t get me wrong, it was, and is still wonderful to listen to, but much prefer the mp3′s of his live performances that Abrra has in her ever growing candy jar!.

    The excitement David creates on the stage…well, we all concur there is nothing like it. Maybe because he is such a visual performance artist. I mean, watching him up there, whether its from a big screen, or up close, if you are just present you really feel that voice, it just passes right through you and out the other side (chills just thinking about it) and the love he puts into his music , you can just feel it. and see it.

    Janey, thanks .My Hands, always and forever a favorite.♥ and that particular one…gahhhhh!

    U.S. tour please David do one before this year,s end!? pretty please?!

  7. Tawna21 said

    MT what interesting thoughts and information this morning. I’ve, also, wondered what a cd of live in the studio w/David would be like. Like Sky (#6), after David’s solo tour of his first cd, I just couldn’t get into the songs from the studio the way I had before. I remember when I put it on the morning after his concert is SLC, I was heartbroken that it was so different in it’s sounds. I’ve come thru that some, but still prefer a live sound. But, I’ll take David’s music however I can get it–concert live, canned live, or just canned. Nothing, absolutely nothing, tops his sounds and delivery.

    Tawna

  8. bebereader said

    MT,

    Thank you for a most informative, well-researched article. David is one of the only performers who sounds better live than on a pre-recorded cd. That’s why his first cd sounds so ‘different’ when you listen to it after seeing him live or watching tour videos on youtube. He’s improved upon those songs over and over, since he recorded that cd three years ago.

    “… Of course, there is no way to get the feel of a live audience in a studio (we wouldn’t all fit!)” <<< What a hoot thinking about that visual! LOL

    Providence "My Hands"!! <<<< the best!

    This new band has impressed me so much that the idea of getting a "live on tape" sound when recording songs for cds is a very real possibility, IMO.

  9. Dakgal said

    MT–great question—somehow in my bones I feel even recording with a full band , David still wouldn’t get the vibe he does in concert. Recording he sings the song, and very well I might add. BUT, he doesn’t SANG the song the way he does for an audience. He must not get that down to the bones –tingly feeling– the chance to off somewhere ( that only he knows where) and get lost in the song and do whatever comes to him.

    THIS>>>”David’s live performance of his music is on a whole other level. David becomes more playful with the song, incorporating runs and licks whenever he feels like it, or adding a little attitude to it. He also pushes himself and has more power in his vocals. I find that the result is a song that is more emotional and more powerful, less controlled.”

    That is so true–as this comment under the “My Hands” video you posted attests to:

    “He is not real! So good live cant stand it!!!! I best singer I have ever seen in concert!!! Humble is Hottest!”
    hunnzybunz 1 year ago

    I’m wondering if professionally videoed concerts have a way of blocking out the screaming and yelling that is so distracting from the sound in amateur videos. I want to hear the Voice loud and clear.

    Also –off topic–but I would like to thank Skydancer and Angelica for my dream ( or nightmare) last night. Of all the things I read last night in The Voice before going to bed about our guy–videos, news about Malaysia–the ” hang on by your fingernails pictures”————What do I dream about!!!——- 8O

    CATS!!!!!!– :?– It seems someone brought a kitten into the house and Angelicas “Evil Cat” or Skys ” Damien” got a hold of it by the neck and dragged it under a bed-where nobody was brave enough go to the rescue. And all I could do was yell–”-Who let that kitten in here!!”
    Then I woke up—traumatized. Took me a pot of coffee to calm down.

  10. betsy said

    JANEY! That’s the one! I had the song wrong, duh!. Thanks so much. :)

    Dak –
    I’m wondering if professionally videoed concerts have a way of blocking out the screaming and yelling that is so distracting from the sound in amateur videos. I want to hear the Voice loud and clear.
    Yes there is. My son loves sound editing and has taken many classes in this. It’s what they probably did in the #4 video. It’s too complicated for me to remember what he said. (he says it’s simple) I am sooo not able to take in technical info and relay it (or even remember it, lol)

  11. skydancer1x said

    #9. DAK! I feel your pain.eeeek! what a nightmare. Let me reassure you it was only a dream… I promise you, Damien is right here with me! GAK!

    20 minutes ago, I left a message for my daughters “friend” who gave her Damien for Valentines Day.(who DOES that!?) It was, “This is not working out, you need to come and get the cat”.
    My daughter left for a trip this week, and I have been here playing musical cats. 2 in 1out, 1 in 2 out, closed doors, open doors, doors to keep them from one another. who is where? No No NO I am losing my ever-lovin’ mind.
    Damien must be banished. he got to my oldest cat this morning, and it was not pretty. a mass of fur flying and all she was doing was sleeping.It was not play.
    He has to go. I tried. This cat needs an exorcist.

  12. Dakgal said

    #10 Betsy– Thanks for the info—-So in summation — IMO wouldn’t it be less expensive to record a “live” concert than to do a studio recording? Maybe he could do more of them.
    Plus video.

    I know sooo little about these things–but it might work out for him in several ways–which I’m sure they have thought long and hard about these things and don’t need my input. ;)

    But, It sounds like it would work out for the fans–as abs says: in post #1

    “The improv he brings is the best part!
    I look forward to a Live in Central Park video someday for David!”

    Sky #11—You have much more patience than I–that cat would’ve been out the door weeks ago. :x You should have kept the raccoon, or what ever that was, the night Damien blessed you with his presence. :twisted:

  13. MT said

    Thanks guys, for all the wonderful comments. I love hearing your opinions, whether you agree or disagree.

    1. Abrra “The improv he brings is the best part! I look forward to a Live in Central Park video someday for David!” * closes eyes and makes wish *

    2. Betsy, “My son explained how it was recorded easily. A live concert cd would be something perfect.” <– I would love a live album. Or maybe even an EP?

    4. Janey, thanks for the link. That’s a great example of what Betsy was talking about. I actually love hearing the audience sing along and the applause. It’s there, but in the background. For me, I think it adds to the excitement.

    6. Sky, Thanks. And this …

    “Don’t get me wrong, it was, and is still wonderful to listen to, but much prefer the mp3′s of his live performances that Abrra has in her ever growing candy jar!” <– There are some songs I still listen to from the original tracks, but I just love the live versions. Being on stage DOES something to David. There’s a vibrancy, an electricity, that extra OOMPH, that isn’t in the studio recordings.

  14. Susie said

    Does anyone have or has anyone seen the Josh Groban CD/DVD – Awake Live? It was a concert recorded live – and ironically it was filmed in Salt Lake City.

    Here’s a little “trailer” about making it: http://www.joshgroban.com/node/56

    Would be awesome to have our baby boy, David, on that stage.

    Seeing the control room – gives you a glimpse of what a production it is to record a concert live.

    In one of the songs, I think it was “In Her Eyes”, Josh even starts at the top of the arena and sings the song as he walks through the crowd back down to the stage.

  15. MT said

    7. Tawna: “But, I’ll take David’s music however I can get it” ß Ditto! No one else can capture me with a song in quite the same way.

    8. Bebe “a live audience in a studio (we wouldn’t all fit!)” <<< What a hoot thinking about that visual! LOL” But wouldn’t we all love to try? I’d love to be in the studio and listen to him sing all day. :D

    9. Dak: “BUT, he doesn’t SANG the song the way he does for an audience.” <– I agree, but I couldn’t help but wonder if recording with the band in studio might be closer than the usual recording method to what he does live. The extra energy might find him pushing himself in a song the way he does on stage.

    But, now that I think about it, even just rehearsing with the band BEFORE recording might have a similar effect, giving him time to play with the song the way he does in concert. Maybe give him a different take on the songs. (just a random thought haha)

    11. Awww Sky … good luck with the cat!

    12. Dak: “Maybe he could do more of them. Plus video.” <– Now THAT would be a definite PLUS!!

  16. Abrra said

    #12 Dak
    That would depend on what they were trying to achieve .

    A loosely produced “live” concert CD or a “live in studio” sound CD. The former might be less costly, but the latter would cost much more. To have musicians sitting around while the sound engineer decided if they have a “good take” is far more costly than having them come in and play their instruments against a track of the others. Then have the sound mixer blend the whole thing with the vocals.

    Regarding your dream:

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    First session is to watch this kitten for 5 min ;)

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    Dr. Abrra

  17. skydancer1x said

    looks like David has been doing some tweeting! I need to get with it ,and get on Twitter I guess.
    MT, meant to mention this, (I can’t get it to play by the way.)

    In David’s vlog entitled “Alaska,” he mentions that he is getting back into the studio and has to focus on singing a different way, with a different vibe, that he has to get back into that “mode” of singing in a recording studio.

    I remember that though. On the Christmas album, I like how it sounded, but then it WAS Christmas songs. TOSOD, once again songs we were not familiar with so it was great. That was more “David” in the lyrics, but he has still improved on all those songs too, in that special way he can only do in front of an audience giving his all to performances no matter how big or small. David David David, what are we to do with you? :))

    Face it, he leaves every bit of himself ,on every stage he is on. Can’t capture that in a recording studio. Bebe, we’ll have to go in. : )

    ok, off to work.for this evening
    I have put Mr. Cat in his room, nailed the door shut, hung up a crucifix put rosary beads on the doorknob and just as a precaution sprinkled salt in front of the bedroom door.(don’t have any holy water) That should cover it for this evening.

  18. Dakgal said

    Dear Dr. Abrra

    —are you suggesting I need help–it’s Angelica and Sky’s fault–I don’t even have a cat or pet of any kind. And watching the kitty is pure torture, and now I’m traumatized even more—so I think I’ll only pay you 2 cents!!! :roll:

    DAVID ARCHULETA–live in concert CD—buy yours now. NOT available on you-tube.–Can NOT be down loaded free!!!

  19. bluesky said

    This is from Wiki. It is about the American rock band Phish and their concert recording policy. Here it is done by the fans. Somehow, I believe there is a way to do this and then have it posted on-line for peeps to pay a small fee to watch and listen. Why not? Every DA concert is different. It is one of the things I love about him. The sweet surprise. (think somebody used that line once….)

    Anyway, it was fun for me to know at least that there are other policies out there. Technology is changing so fast. I just think that there are ways for him to profit from all this if it can be looked at with new eyes.

    I love your article, MT. Thanks for the fun thoughts!!

    “American rock band Phish is one of the most successful live acts in popular music history, forging a popularity in concert far greater than their album sales, radio airplay, or music video presence would otherwise indicate. Phish tours, at the peak of their popularity in the mid to late 1990s, consistently ranked as one of the highest-grossing concert tours in the world.[1] [2]

    One of the major factors of Phish’s live success was the fact that every show in the band’s history contained a completely different song setlist. Throughout 21 years and over a thousand[3] shows, the band never played the same concert setlist twice. Additionally, many Phish songs were rarely played the same way twice. This unique approach to live performance influenced Phish fans to attend multiple nights on a particular tour, much like sports fans buying season tickets, since they were guaranteed a completely different concert on a nightly basis. Phish fans recorded the band’s concerts (with permission) and circulated the music throughout the country. Therefore, fans could collect large numbers of live recordings free of charge, a practice encouraged by the taper-friendly band. Guitarist Trey Anastasio considered it “free advertising” since it enabled the band’s music to be distributed and traded all over the United States and, eventually, the rest of the world.”

  20. bluesky said

    This is a link to a website called: livephish.com. There they show free mp3s, and mention that Phish is web-casting its two GA concerts live.

    (just sayin’)

    http://www.livephish.com/

  21. MT said

    16. Abrra, you could be right about the cost of recording with the whole band. Maybe live would be a better option, cost wise. Another thought was that he could just rehearse, and practice, new material with the band BEFORE recording instead of afterward. It might give him the opportunity to put his own “spin” on the songs and have a chance to adapt them, making them more “him”, before they are recorded.

    19. Bluesky, thanks for that info. I recall seeing something about that somewhere a while back, but it was good to read it more thoroughly. I went to the link and saw this.

    “Order CDs, MP3, FLAC, Apple Lossless, and higher-than-cd-quality FLAC-HD downloads now. Note that the bar code on each Phish Summer Tour 2011 ticket will be redeemable for free MP3s of that show at LivePhish.com. ”

    I find this an interesting way to encourage fans to attend concerts. Afterwards, they have free MP3s of the concert they attended!

    I think that to have their memories, the music they heard at their concert, free as a souvenier, is a very interesting promotional concept since not all fans record concerts. Some prefer to just soak in the atmosphere and enjoy it.

  22. bebereader said

    Arghhhhh I missed David’s Twitter Party!
    Here it is, for anyone who missed it, too.

    What did you guys think about the NBA Finals game last night? Feelings about the results? about 5 hours ago

    @DavidArchie I only watched part of it because I was at my Japanese grandparents’ house who don’t watch sports HAHA.
    @kalenab Oh, that’s cool that you have Japanese grandparents though!

    @DavidArchie how about sayin’ hi to your biggest indonesian fans right here? :D
    @nadireasy Haha hi!

    @DavidArchie How was Mumford and sons? I bet they were amazing(:
    @Ihatethisong Mumford and Sons sure were!

    @DavidArchie Dallas deserved it! Miami was a bit too cocky.. What do you think?@shaypetrelli Yeah Dallas played better as a team for sure.

    @davidarchie David! Welcome Back to Malaysia!!!! we’re eager for your second visit! :D
    @SimplySchaziiee Thanks! I am really looking forward to it!

    @DavidArchie Check out my 9 yr old daughter singing Elevator! – http://t.co/daMX84Q
    @lizmag3 Haha that’s awesome! Tell her good job

    @DavidArchie I’m not thinkin the nba game. I’m only thinkin of the moment when u come to Indonesia and I have no chance to watch u
    @diza_chloe Oh man I’m sorry! You won’t get to come to the show??

  23. Dakgal said

    Where is everybody???? Wake up!!!

    Back to the subject of live or recorded—although there are many ,many good examples of live songs—–this one just sticks out–the recording was just kind of blah compared to this hottie.

    I could listen to and watch this til sometime into the next century.

    Plus its a good waker upper–hint hint

    djbell13

  24. Angelica said

    Bebe, you forgot the most important tweet to this little Southern birdie.

    Diana20088
    Hey @DavidArchie any plans on visiting Texas? :) We miss you.

    @Diana20088 Haha maybe! you never know what might come up with opportunities.

    MT,

    So much to think on in your article. I really love the idea of David doing a live album one day of one or more or all of his concerts. hah. I can dream, can’t I? There is just something so powerful and alive about his take on the songs in a live performance. He receives the energy and love from the crowd and gives it right back and it’s like he’s singing with his whole body and soul. As good as the studio cuts are, there is no surpassing him live. I think many of us have experienced that lack of something vital and immediate on the albums after hearing him in person or recorded in concert. You ask, “In what way does he sing differently? Why does he sing differently?” For me it’s that he sings with so much more passion live. It’s that emotional connection he gets from the audience that charges, invigorates and animates his live performances. That’s what is missing from the studio that you don’t notice until you hear the thing live-born and howling or growling on stage. The passion. You say, “In David’s vlog entitled “Alaska,” he mentions that he is getting back into the studio and has to focus on singing a different way, with a different vibe, that he has to get back into that “mode” of singing in a recording studio.” Why does he think he has to get into a different vibe or mode in the studio? What would be wonderful is if someone could get him to find within himself a way to recreate what he feels on stage and bring that voice into the studio. I hope someday he will find a way to do that. I think he already believes he is capable of it to some extent by feeding off the vibe of the band he has now. In the band auditions vlog he spoke about getting the right “chemistry” and “feel” with them so that he can, “feel inspired with the people I’m working with on stage.” So hoping for lots of sweet inspiration coming our way!

    Skydancer#17, You can’t get the audio of David speaking about his studio voice to play? I have it in video too.

    Susie#14, Thanks for that Josh Groban link. I would so love to see David doing something like that someday!

  25. Dakgal said

    Plus he couldn’t record this in a studio as well–even if he had the best band in the world.

    Because he’s have to be able to do the 100 yard dash while singing!!

  26. Angelica said

    Dakgal,

    True. His art is very physical. He has to have movement, even if it’s just with the hands.

  27. djafan said

    MT,

    So much technology nowadays that I think just about anything is possible. You’ve done written a great article and really enjoyed all the information you gathered.

    How to capture that beautiful sound that comes from David and distribute out to the world. It has to happen, it just has to. I love his music, I love listening to his albums but nothing compares to live David, heart, body, and soul. I wonder if he knows this, we somehow must let him know we want a live DVD.

    Susie and Bluesky, both your links are very interesting. I think I’ll tweet them to David and see if he gets the hint :)

    I missed the twitter party! It had been a while since he had one and last night and today he trended in Malaysia, so many tweets in Asian languages. I tried to google translate but couldn’t find Malaysian lol. The stadium holds 10,000 to 12,000 for concert sitting, it is going to be epic and they’re talking about live streaming it!!!!!

    Dak! I’m here! I think work is trying to use up every brain cell I own haha. So much work right now but I can’t complain I’m blessed with a job.

    Looks like David is at Sounds baseball game.

    mcktweepez
    @nashoverstreet @mcktweepez yup. getting mauled at the sounds game. :)

    nashoverstreet
    @mcktweepez @davidarchie um yeah! No kiddin. He still in tn?

    Confirmation from the his mouth.

    @DavidArchie

    Went to the Nashville Sounds baseball game again tonight.

    They’ve been requesting TOSOD songs all day and now TOSOD is charting on the radio!!!

    rusharr
    Hm so @DavidArchie’s The Other Side Of Down was #9 on @FlyFM958 Hot 10@10

  28. MT said

    Susie!! How did I miss your comment? I love what Josh Groban did. I’d love to see David doing something like that.

    Angelica:
    “Why does he think he has to get into a different vibe or mode in the studio? What would be wonderful is if someone could get him to find within himself a way to recreate what he feels on stage and bring that voice into the studio. ”

    LOL You said in two sentences what it took me a whole article to say. Yes, that’s exactly what I’m hoping he will find, whether it’s recorded live, with a band, or by himself after practicing with the band. I’m hoping that he finds a way to capture what we hear and put it on a CD so the whole world can feel the magic of David’s beautiful voice.

    Dak:
    “Because he’s have to be able to do the 100 yard dash while singing!!” So true!! I love David’s performances of Zero Gravity!! He’s always happy and having a ball.

  29. bebereader said

    Angelica#24

    Oopsie, IDK how I left that tweet out! I’m sorry!

    So David’s still in Nashville, per one of his reply tweets. Sounds like he’s really enjoying himself. I still wouldn’t be surprised if he made Nashville his permanent residence one day or one of his residences. The vibe seems to suit him. He sounds better than ever on his tweets, exercising, watching basketball, drinking juices, going to outdoor concerts. It’s more an intuitive feeling I have rather than anything substantial he said.

    Speaking of live albums, they are truly my favorite type of album to buy. A friend of mine once questioned why I bought so many live albums. I told her that I’m addicted to the energy of both the crowd and the artist and that hearing it happen in ‘real’ time is exhilarating. I also like hearing the banter in between songs. My friend disagreed with me; she preferred hearing the songs the way they were recorded, in their purest form. But that was pre-David Archuleta, of course. I also LOVE LOVE LOVE, live concert DVDs. I have a small collection of them that I rarely watch anymore because I’m waiting to add “David Archuleta LIVE” to the list. For now, the MoTab DVD will be the closest thing and I’m ready and waiting!

  30. janey said

    Hey guys, awhile back i put together a little list on FanScene of some of my fave live performances.. I asked others to post their personal faves and discovered one performance I missed. Please feel free to post yours in the comments on AFS if you wish. I’d hate to have missed another one, lol. *goes to add acoustic stripped A 1,000 Miles* http://archuletafanscene.com/2011/04/30/my-david-archuleta-ultimate-playlist/

  31. skydancer1x said

    #29. Bebe
    wow, I too prefer my collection of Live albums, and live concert DVD”S over regular studio albums. I just like the feeling of ‘being there’ they provide. Love Orla’s dvd with David …so special. and cannot wait for MoTab
    Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have a “David Archuleta, LIVE i Manila,2011 I agree with the feeling of exhilaration. Just was listening to the Simon and Garfunkel Central Park Reunion concert cd. the other day.So good.

    #24. Angelica, thanks for bring that video over here,

    Bebe, again, those tweets! thanks for posting them.

    Angelica,”His art is very physical. :) yes indeedy.

  32. djafan said

    skydancer1x said :) yes indeedy. lol

  33. Angelica said

    Djafan,

    “Malaysian…The stadium holds 10,000 to 12,000 for concert sitting, it is going to be epic and they’re talking about live streaming it!!!!!”

    You mean live streaming as in live streaming as in LIVE IN MALAYSIA, IT’S DAVID ARCHULETA!!! Like a LIVE FEED of his concert LIVE in real time on my computer half a world away, not an underwater cellcast???

    I’d pay.

    Sky and Dak, you two crack me up. :lol:

    Dakgal #12

    “You should have kept the raccoon, or what ever that was, the night Damien blessed you with his presence.” :twisted:

    Photobucket

    Skydancer #17

    “ok, off to work.for this evening
    I have put Mr. Cat in his room, nailed the door shut, hung up a crucifix put rosary beads on the doorknob and just as a precaution sprinkled salt in front of the bedroom door.(don’t have any holy water) That should cover it for this evening.”

    Photobucket

  34. bebereader said

    Janey#30 Thanks for the link to suggest live performances. I hadn’t seen that one and am curious to read the suggestions.

    Sky#31 “Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have a “David Archuleta, LIVE in Manila, 2011 I agree with the feeling of exhilaration. Just was listening to the Simon and Garfunkel Central Park Reunion concert cd. the other day.So good.”

    Just thinking of all the missed opportunities since you mentioned the Manila show.
    David Archuleta: Christmas Tour Live
    David Archuleta: First Solo Tour LIVE
    David Archuleta: Live in The United Kingdom
    David Archuleta: Solo Show LIVE

    I’m sure I’m missing a few.

    Angelica Oh no. Ewww. You didn’t do dat did you? I am a cat lover but that last pic….blechhhh! LOL

  35. Bluesky – like the Phish marketing concepts. And I’d pay for Live – stream or videos, at this time.

    Great article, MT. Love & stuck in EWTRTW (Myrtle Beach) & Crazy (Idol viewing party).

    JLO on Jenny Ray (yesterday), mentioned her love for DA. They showed a couple of pics – only saw the SUTC, as I was chatting with my back to screen when my daughter in law yelled out his name. Probably her fav performance ever on idol of Imagine. Guess she’s making rounds in support of her album or single/video release.

  36. It is true that live music is just that and brings to each of us the performer’s on stage emotions. Performers such as David make you a part of the song in some way even if it is merely his smile at the end. Recorded music can’t compare to being there with David and joining him in his song fest. Each audience in turn produces a different response and with David if he wants more intensity he asks for it and the audience delivers. The live vibes he gives you that stay with you for days after a concert just can’t quite transmit to you through a CD.

    SB

  37. poof said

    Hi all,
    It looks like I have may have triggered cat stories,,, the good, the bad and the ugly (Oh yes). Thought I would give you a cat update.
    In short, my daughter’s Beloved Cat got out of her new apartment Friday night while the movers were working. She has used all your suggestions with no success, yet. Funny happening: Using a live trap, she excitedly saw the door was down on Sunday morning. They had trapped a very, shall we say, ANGRY,enormous black cat. (I think Angelica posted a picture of him a few months ago). They used a stick to dislodge him and ran for their lives when cat came barreling out!
    Next try is So LA area, but cool. A woman and her blood hound track pets for people with quite a good success rate. She can at least, give you an idea of which way he went so you can put a live trap out and perhaps catch someone you want to keep. Please keep your fingers crossed. This is not a Damien,,, this is a Darling. :)

  38. Dakgal said

    Angelica—#33—talk about cracking people up!!

    I’d give my neighbors yipping Chihuahua’s left—uh—paw to know where you find those pictures!!

    Gimme a break–a raccoon holding a cat :? Or is photo chopping among your talents also.

    And your captions–ever think about writing a comic strip :?:

    # 37 Poof–I hope the bloodhound works–he probably is still close by. It was Sky in chat that started the cat saga–she was telling her cat-astrophic story about the surprise house guest her daughter brought home. 8O

    Bebe #34–”-David Archuleta Live In Manila”– would be fantastic. There have been many missed opportunities , but as David says ♫♫ The best is yet to come, and won’t it be fine♫♫

  39. skydancer1x said

    Angelica!! oh no, not again! hissspht phiittttt ooow pphitt phitth!ppphiitt!!

    38.SSHHH…Dak, do not encourage her to expound on these ‘talents’ she possesses. We are at a disadvantage girlfriend!.She could strike at any minute!
    I have a feeling she has many more tricks up her sleeves.

    37.Poof, wow, using a bloodhound, that is cool.I hope it works.
    Still waiting for a phone call back, about someone coming to rescue me and my kitties from Beelzebub.

  40. bebereader said

    Fanda#35 I saw JLO on Rachel Ray a few months back. Maybe they showed a re-run yesterday?
    Here’s the interview:.

    JLo mentions David at the 4:00 mark.

    SandyBeaches#36 “The live vibes he gives you that stay with you for days after a concert just can’t quite transmit to you through a CD.” <<< So true but I think part of that might be because when you see the live show you also have the visual to remember.

    #37 Continuing to wish your daughter prayers for finding her cat. I'm an animal lover and can only imagine how she's feeling. {{{Hugs}}}

    Dak#38 "There have been many missed opportunities , but as David says ♫♫ The best is yet to come, and won’t it be fine♫♫<<< YES!!!

    Sky#39 Have you been rescued from Beelzebub yet?

    Penny for your thoughts…

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    (Found on Flicker http://www.flickr.com/photos/mcdazzle/5830472078/)

  41. bebereader said

    Beautiful new fan video – “Falling Stars”

    credit dying4bread

    Thanks for the find, dja ;)

  42. kaycee said

    Two Vietnam concerts just confirmed on David’s Facebook!

    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam concert
    Friday, July 22, 2011 at 8:00pm

    Ha Noi, Vietnam Concert
    Sunday, July 24, 2011 at 4:30pm

  43. djafan said

    DavidArchie tweets!

    People here are so friendly. Seems like wherever you go people will just come start a conversation with you haha.

    YAY Kaycee!!!!

    So exciting!!!

    Remember Yvette from Malaysia that hung out with David all day and his written 3 parts of her day. Here is her final recap, part 4. It is such a fun read.

    “while David was being absolutely thrilled, I was staring, like a dummy, at his eyes, which had very abruptly turned this mind-blowing shade of hazel; like chocolate and gold blended together. I mean, the color was just so rich, and made his eyes shine like actual stones.”

    “OK, take a piece of paper and hold it as near as you can to a fluorescent light. The paper glows, right? Because light is coming from behind?
    That is David’s skin. It’s smooth, it’s flawless, it’s near white, and it GLOWS like there’s a light source right inside of him.”

    Go here for the rest of the story :)

    http://forarchangels.blogspot.com/2011/06/long-awaited-part-4-is-up.html

    That picture above posted by bebe was tweeted by KISS Fm

    KISS_FM_LIVE KISS FM
    Hey – how did this photo get viewed 245 times in one day?? @DavidArchie http://flic.kr/p/9TdGdE

    and then this

    @KISS_FM_LIVE

    I figured out why my @DavidArchie pic has blown up: http://t.co/tsTGjLM those rabid fans!

    MT,

    “David becomes more playful with the song, incorporating runs and licks whenever he feels like it, or adding a little attitude to it.”

    I love that David has swagger, not taught swagger just natural, raw swagger and it appears on stage when he is performing, no way that can be captured on an album. Dang we need that live DVD.

  44. Bebereader said

    David tweets!

    Just had a really great meeting, and now having some really great food from Calypso cafe.

    34 minutes ago

  45. djafan said

    GREAT MEETING???!!!!

  46. kaycee said

    REALLY great meeting!!!

  47. MT said

    35. Fandaforeverti48, I was stuck in that EWTRTW my self. Lol That one and the GGTT with the bongos!!

    43. Dja, “I love that David has swagger.” Me too!! And yup, a DVD would work for me, too!! And thanks for bringing the link to Yvette’s story. She really does a great job of telling her story. I’m amazed at the details!

    42. Kaycee, that’s awesome! I just checked and it’s on the official site as well. Great news for the Viet Nam fans! Hopefully we’ll get videos, too.

  48. ram said

    MT-You brought up some very good points in your article. Wish I could see him live in concert so I could remember and compare and contrast. It’s been a long dry spell. Hope we see him down in Texas this year.

    #35 Agree. Love GGTT with the bongos! Like that flavah they put into the song.

  49. emmegirl said

    MT, love that someone wrote about this. Hands down, one of the very best live artists out there. Live albums HAVE to be in his future, just hoping it is sooner than later.

    Kaycee, yeah, REALLY great meeting. Love it when he has REALLY great meetings. :)

    JLo loves him, and I don’t need another reason to REALLY like her.

    I REALLY want to know what he did with those jeans in My Hands video.

  50. betsy said

    I LOVE his tweets from Nashville. He is so happy there.
    Fandaforever48 and Emmegirl, I love when Jlo talks about him. She’s done it a lot and that makes her a total fangirl in my book.
    Oh, hi Jlo, just in case you’re lurking. :)
    Also, Emme, those jeans? He wore those the first time I met him. And the second time, lol. Two days in a row. Why does he never wear them anymore?! I think they are good jeans. :)
    Dja – Only 245 times? We must be slacking.

  51. betsy said

    One more thing. The pic above. #40. He’s doing that knuckle cracking/finger dislocation thing again. Well, you can see it clearer in that other picture that is very similar. (The one you just tweeted)

  52. djafan said

    Betsy lol I think we’re slackers :)

    David out and about.

    awwwrchuleta

    “David Archuleta just half way sang happy birthday to me :) ” [FB] with photooooo http://tinyurl.com/3mtj3c6 :)

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  53. MT said

    Ram, Hopefully he’ll be announcing a U.S. Tour soon and we can ALL compare. :)

    Thanks Emmegirl, and this> “I REALLY want to know what he did with those jeans in My Hands video.” haha Maybe he’s saving them for tour!

    Betsy, We’re not slacking too badly, it’s now 1192 and climbing! LOL

    You guys think we’ll ever find out what the Really Great Meeting was about???? I’d sure like to know.

  54. MT said

    Dja, that pic. lol No wonder he’s tweeting about friendly people!

  55. betsy said

    The ladies are making him feel welcome in the South. ;)

  56. djafan said

    MT and Betsy, Southern friendly people for the win!

    Hair :)

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  57. emmegirl said

    Betsy, good ole southern hospitality.
    Does he look relaxed or what :)

  58. Abrra said

    I read most of Yvette ‘s 4 th installment . The girl is a very detailed writer for sure. She learned to not look directly into David’s eyes or risk the mind wipe effect! I had a laugh when I saw the picture of him with the 5 girls. By the look in all the eyes, they all had a mind wipe , even David! Nice to see him with fans wherever he goes. It’s good for the soul to be appreciated.

    Meetings….. I have to say it must be in preparation for this Asia tour. He will most likely have a ton of publicity stops while over there. Planning is key to a successful visit. It makes me happy that David will be going to a place that plays his songs on the radio. There is a genuine love for him as an artist and a person. The last time he went, he had to share the limelight with Cook . This time he will be treated like “Elvis ” royalty !
    Would love to hear about the pre visit buzz from some of our Indonesian fans who listen to the stations that play David’s music .

    Abrra from her iPhone

  59. skydancer1x said

    good morning!
    #56. haha Dja! hair MGR for the win!! trying to read his lips, but can’t do it,mine keep getting in the way.lol

    lots of goodies here this morning. I am guessing that the picture wasn’t the REALLY great meeting David was talking about, but I am sure it was the REALLY great meeting the girls will be talkin’ about!!

    just smiling at all the comments I missed last night. on jeans♥tweets♥ Vietnam dates♥GREAT meetings!♥pics♥ jeans♥ videos♥jeans♥

    Dja, ” love that David has swagger, not taught swagger just natural, raw swagger and it appears on stage when he is performing, no way that can be captured on an album. Dang we need that live DVD.”
    LOL the man is just naturally swaggalicious!

    #40.Bebe “Sky#39 Have you been rescued from Beelzebub yet?”

    **Elvis has left the building** :)

  60. Dakgal said

    Dja—#56

    David is saying: Hey! In a hurry?—Got bed head?—No problem !! Just order some of my Archie Gel and your problems are solved!

    One little flick of the fingers and you are set for the day. Change your style on the run. Order yours now!

    (Long fingers not included)

  61. djafan said

    Good Morning!

    tSky, trying to read his lips, but can’t do it,mine keep getting in the way.lol

    You crack me up.

    Dak, (Long fingers not included)

    haha

    ‘Emmegirl, Does he look relaxed or what :)

    Extremely :)

    Abrra, This time he will be treated like “Elvis ” royalty !

    Can’t wait to see videos of his arrival in Asia!

    The Amazing David Archuleta fan tribute from lolamslola …. awww David.

  62. betsy said

    #61 A lot of love went into making that video. ♥

  63. Dakgal said

    Betsy #62

    I agree—love—love that video—reason #1001 why I love David Archuleta! :P

    I have to make sure I comment on You -Tube.

  64. bebereader said

    Good afternoon!

    #61 video. IDK about anyone else but I couldn’t get through it without shedding a tear or two…okay three.

    Found this on AFS. John McD, the photographer was nice enough to release another photo of David at the AI red carpet event, taken seconds after the last one. He wrote a nice note to the fans too:

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    ““Glad you enjoy the picture. You may like this one too…Glad to see Archie has so many fans. He’s a good guy. Since you guys seem to love him so much, here’s a link to those to pictures, full size, high resolution, no watermark. Do whatever you want with them. I’d rather you didn’t sell them. :) If you wish to link back to my Flickr, great. If not, no worries. Enjoy.”
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mcdazzle/

    Rumblings about the MoTab DVD on Twitter today…

    @DeseretBook will the MoTab concert feat. David Archuleta only be available online? Please stock up…you are going to have a lot of sales!

    @MoTabChoir DVD will be available on DVD for purchase in store and online.

    Hi! Will there be a pre-order registration? Thnx! 35 minutes ago

    @lovefrommich We will let you know as soon as pre-order is avaialble @DeseretBook Hi! Will there be a pre-order registration? Thnx! 35 minutes ago

    David Hanging Upside Down!
    Found this on Twitter
    credit kevjohnrosario

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  65. bebereader said

    David, getting ready to sing at Myrtle Beach!

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    Found on Tumblir

  66. bebereader said

    David tweets:

    Back in LA for a bit for some more rehearsing and things. 24 minutes ago

  67. kaycee said

    Great meeting–I mean REALLY great meeting–in Nashville…then back to LA (for a bit) for some more reharsals and THINGS. Hmmm. Where’s my David dictionary for translation. How many days until that official site is up and running?

    MT, great article. So true about the “live” David. One of my favorite live performances was oddly at the Las Vegas book signing last summer, when he did an impromptu performance of Angels. I knew his AI version and his album version by heart, and had seen soooo many videos of other performances that blew me away, but being there and listening to him live totally blew everything else out of the water! It literally took my breath away! Later, when I pulled it up on youtube, it was still amazing, but the video was only able to capture a fraction of the power.

    It made me think of that fateful night 3 years ago when Simon declared David’s finale performance a knock out, and later back pedaled after viewing the video.

    No question, David is at his best live…he truly feeds off the audience and they off him. It’s like a big share-fest!

  68. kaycee said

    Not to dwell on the past, but I had to add that it would be naive to think that Simon’s backpedaling was strictly from viewing the video performance.

    The fact that David is so much better live than in the studio or even on video makes me wonder how much more incredible that finale night was for the people that were there at the Nokia Theater, because the broadcast (as we know) was amazing.

  69. skydancer1x said

    love that video! made me choke up though too. It is hard to believe sometimes so many wonderful qualities can exist in one person. How can someone only 20 years old just intuitively know already, what took me so long to learn?

    love all the new pics showing up, thank you Bebe!
    love the upside down pic. so cute♥.

    it’s so quiet and peaceful at my house Bebe:) Too quiet.
    I think my sweet girlie cats have been traumatized.I don’t think they realize yet, Mr. Cat is gone.They may need a cat therapist.
    time for work…

    65. Bebe…picture……I shall refrain from commenting on the grounds that it may incriminate me

  70. djafan said

    Kaycee, wow I was at that Vegas book signing. That Angels with him right in front of you, the cellular connection he makes with us and us with him may be what turns us into ODD’ers lol. I was the woman with the Zero Gravity phone in the store. JH from FOD and Sweetonda were there too.

    hahahaha Sky… my lips have been superglued regarding #65.

    Back in LA for rehearsing and things. Oh David you’ve become a master of saying much without saying anything.

    What??? Must be more of those friendly people who just walk up to him and start talking lol.

    DavidArchie

    Just met a guy named Jim, whose middle name is Russell after his dad who used to be a beekeeper in Montana. Cool guy haha.

  71. kaycee said

    Djafan, that was you?! I loved that video clip of your phone going off and David’s priceless reaction!

    That “Jim Russell” tweet is hilarious.

  72. djafan said

    Montana just tweeted David haha Unbelievable.

    @visitmontana MT Office of Tourism

    @DavidArchie Montanans rock. Which makes that a great story. That and the beekeeping.

  73. djafan said

    Kaycee,

    That was me! That “look” is forever etched on my brain lol.

    Well I tweeted Montana and here’s the rest of the story lol.

    TheVoice

    @visitmontana I just love that Montana replied to @davidarchie ‘s tweet. What the random :)

    Montana

    @TheVoiceDA That’s how we roll. You’re just twittering along, daydreaming of @DavidArchie, and BAM! #MONTANA!

    @TheVoiceDA Bet you can’t not think of the best state ever now. Go ahead. Try. Sorry, you’ve been #MONTANA’d.

    They have a witty tweeter over Montana who is tweeting with the David fans now. Fun.

  74. Dakgal said

    Dja–What FUN!!!

    Wish I knew how to follow on twitter. BAH

    If I’m not mistaken Montana is one of the states David has never been to.

    That might change–Haha

    Imagine being twittered by a state ;) Oh, David you are the best!

  75. Abrra said

    #65

    Bless the ninja fan who took that picture.Interesting that they were hiding(?) under the stage to get a peek at David. Sweetness :)

    Abrra

  76. FG said

    Ummmm #65…. Sweet caramel coated apples at the county fair!!!

    Have you ever had a thought so bad that even you couldn’t even believe you had it? Welcome to my world. LOL

  77. poof said

    CAT FOUND !!!!!! CAT FOUND !!!!!!!! CAT FOUND !!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks to all your crossed fingers, thoughts, prayers and “Here KITTTTYYYYY!”s

    Now,,,, what’s this about Sweet Caramel Coated Apples?? :)

  78. Marylee said

    Yeah! CAT FOUND!!!!!…music to this animal lover’s ears/eyes! *prayers answered* :)

  79. Jan said

    Did everyone get up and turn upside down to see David??? I know I did…or am I the only goofy one? lol

  80. stenocruiser said

    #65 — Bebe — Could that photo of David be the male version of the most famous pin-up photo of all time? Whew! Of course it could!

    http://www.skylighters.org/famouspinups/index.html#betty

  81. Fiona said

    Poof!!! SO glad the kitty was found!!!! Really happy for you!

  82. bebereader said

    Steno#80 Great to see you! You may be right about that photo!

    And regarding#65 I take no responsibility for your reaction to the pics; I just bring ‘em here for you. LOL

    Kaycee#67 davidarchuleta.com, David’s official site should be up and running in 18 days, according to their tickler.

    FYI, here’s what they list for upcoming shows:

    2011 Upcoming Events

    ★ Jul 02 (SAT): Provo, UT – Stadium of Fire
    ★ Jul 16 (SAT): Jakarta, ID – Lapangan D – Senayan
    ★ Jul 18 (MON): Quezon City, PH – Araneta Coliseum
    ★ Jul 22 (FRI): Ho Chi Minh City, VN – San Van Dong Quan Khu 7
    ★ Jul 24 (SUN): Ha Noi, VN – Trung Tam Trien Lam Giang Vo
    ★ Jul 26 (TUE): Kuala Lumpur, MY – Stadium Negara

    Kaycee#68 “The fact that David is so much better live than in the studio or even on video makes me wonder how much more incredible that finale night was for the people that were there at the Nokia Theater, because the broadcast (as we know) was amazing.”

    Would give a whole lot to speak to anyone who was in the audience that night three years ago. I bet they could tell us lots of cool and supercool stuff.

    Kaycee/Djafan, for you:

    credit azac460

    #77{{{{Poof}}} Cat found, cat found! So happy!

    Jan#79 I didn’t turn upside down. I picked up my monitor and turned it upside down. LOL

    Just found this on Twitter and WOW!
    rhiminee
    Demo clip with David Archuleta & One Voice Children’s Choir
    When did this happen, I wonder?
    http://www.onevoicechildren.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/Power-In-Purity-demo-clip.mp3
    http://www.onevoicechildren.com/?page_id=82
    rhiminee’s twitter page: http://twitter.com/rhiminee

  83. Unfortunately “The Voice” in conversation is the reality show by the same name. We have a long summer ahead at this pace. Come on entertainment people of America pull yourselves together and request David to perform a concert or two. Honest, we will fill the place, any place.

    Yes 1/2 hour or so in Provo and around the world in Asia but that is not quite what many thousands of us in this part of the world have in mind. Maybe he could be on television, on radio or on stage? Not a tour, just a concert or two.

    It’s not patience that we need but just one organizer, one fantastic person to think that it is a wonderful idea to have “David Archuleta and his Band” perform for North Americans.

    David has dreams of things to happen and so should we.

    SB

  84. MMT said

    Sky: So glad Mr. Cat is gone. I hope your kitties don’t stay traumatized for too long.

    Poof: Yayyyyy for finding sweet kitty!!!

    65. LOL Not saying a word. :)

  85. MT said

    OOPS!! haha that was me in 84, seem to have written my own name wrong.

  86. djafan said

    Poof, Great news!

    SB, The Voice they’re talking about is a children’s choir with David singing, a demo clip. David sounds younger, wonder when it’s from.

    Well if we could round up 2000 people at $50 a piece we could pay him $100000, but we’d need to pay for location and security. I’d love for someone who knows how to do this to step up and book David for a fan concert :) I’m clueless.

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    A school project using TOSOD.

    Uploaded by LouisAidalaTV on Jun 15, 2011

    School Project. Love This Song!

  87. djafan said

    David is featured with One Voice Children’s Choir – CD release 6/18/11

    http://j.mp/mR8IsG

  88. bebereader said

    Djafan…That screencap in #86,,,YOWSA!

    and here’s the info about the song, “Power in Purity”

    “One Voice Children’s Choir is the former 2002 Winter Olympic Children’s Choir. They continue to share their light within through inspirational music composed and arranged by their director Masa Fukuda. The choir consists of 120 children from Salt Lake and Utah Valley.”

  89. Dakgal said

    OK–had to get out the Windex and clean my magnifying glass really good and take a good peek at pic from Bebe #65. If you don’t have one I suggest you get one or someone make that picture larger , cause WOW, Steno is right, and I’ll take a life size poster . OH, my goodness I’m hyperventilating.

    FG #76 ” Ummmm #65…. Sweet caramel coated apples at the county fair!!! 8O
    Just wait til the picture is larger—please–please someone–somehow!!

    Does this fall under Angelica’s magical powers with pictures?

    Sky–#69 So glad your house is back to normal ( well almost) Where did the “little devil” go?

    Poof #77– Good news–how ironic Sky got rid of her little trouble maker and your daughters cat was found, all in the same day. Now I’m really interested in how it was found, please tell us.

    Jan #79—LOL—-Guilty—-that face is cute–right side up or upside down!

    SB# 83—You tell ‘em

    MMT #84–See! You looked at that picture tooo long. ;)

  90. djafan said

    David is at the Civil Wars concert…Joy please bring him on stage, please please. Could this fit into “things”?

    snapcracklypop
    Well, David Archuleta is here at The Civil Wars concert. Hasn’t started yet. Can’t believe I left my camera in the car.

    snapcracklypop
    Archie’s standing behind me, by the way.

  91. bebereader said

    Dak#89,

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  92. MT said

    Dak, “MMT #84–See! You looked at that picture tooo long.”

    hahahahahaha You could be right. :D

  93. Angelica said

    Poof,

    Congratulations on finding the cat!

    Sky,

    Congratulations on losing yours. Hope Damien finds a good home somewhere, maybe where he can be the only pet.

    #65. I’m taking the 5th too on the grounds that it might tend to incriminate me, but the testimony I could give of the truth and nothing but thacharuth could fill an entire article. ;)

  94. betsy said

    blkeener
    Archie is talking about Allison, and his friend suggests they date…”I’m not dating her.”

    @MarkC2266 lol he is standing behind me now…whistling in my ear.

    Man oh man. I wish I was standing in front of him at a concert.

    Oh I see you Archie…trying to steal my spot while in line for the bathroom. Now I will stand in front of you, and block your view.

    This play by play is fascinating.

    Oh, hi everyone. Just got home from work and am catching up. :)

    I shall be silent about that picture that shall not be named. Well. Silent here. :)

  95. betsy said

    One more thing. Mj’s is following these girls on Twitter and retweeting their David comments. ;)

  96. betsy said

    Maybe I should’ve saved my hello until after. Don’t want Archie to feel awkward, haha.
    @snapcracklypop

  97. bebereader said

    We’re not stalking you David but we know where you are. LOL

    David tweets:

    At the Civil Wars show tonight. James Vincent McMorrow just performed. What a unique voice he has. Really cool sound. 7 minutes ago via txt

  98. djafan said

    lol

    @blkeener I see you guys observing Archie, lol. is he as adorable in person? 3 minutes ago via Echofon in reply to blkeener

    blkeener

    @summerdaze_ adorbs.

  99. Dakgal said

    Dja–because he’s in your back yard–soon as you know anything –let us know stat!!!

    Please with — sweet caramel coated apples on it!. You are probably right about this fitting under the category of “things”—the little ninja sneak!!

    As you said —- “Back in LA for rehearsing and things. Oh David you’ve become a master of saying much without saying anything.”

    They better have a good supply of those One Voice Childrens Choir CD’s w/ guest artist David Archuleta.

  100. betsy said

    @rickey omg why? Lol I think his friend showed him one of my tweets. Ahhh…I’m not a stalker I swear!

    Rickey asked her if he could use her twitter feed as a post item.

  101. Dakgal said

    Betsy #100 HUH?—splain yourself to us dummies.

  102. djafan said

    Splain Betsy splain lol

  103. betsy said

    Haha I deleted her twitter handle as I think she is starting to feel funny about it. :)
    EVERYBODY is starting to follow her. Even Richard Rushfield, lol.

  104. djafan said

    Middle name…ay archies lol

    snapcracklypop

    I feel weird answering the Q’s I’m getting, haha. Uh…camo shirt? Group of friends. Nice. No, I won’t talk about my middle name, LOL.

  105. djafan said

    AOL Radio is following her now too.

    This is really interesting. Had this happened before and we never noticed? Or is this something new? Mj’s, Rickey, Rushfield, AOL Radio all started following when they started tweeting about David. I actually like this.

  106. poof said

    Well Dak,
    This morning my daughter got two calls. One was from a man who found her “lost” ad on Craig’s List (Yay, Craig’s list). It seems Taffy had his fill of being lost and late last night went up to this man’s house and banged on the door to come in. Thru barking dog inside, he continued to bang on the door. This was surprising because he is an indoor cat and we didn’t know he knew to do that. Kind man in the house took him in, looked on Craig’s List and locked him in the sunroom, where Taffy proceeded to howl all night. Kind man called daughter at 6:00 this a.m. and she raced the couple blocks and sobbingly carried him home.

    Later in the a.m. she got another call from a guy who said Taffy had been waundering around for a few days in that area. In fact, he saw him beat up a dog that tried to bother him. Why this guy finally called, or didn’t call a couple days ago, I don’t know.

    Thank you all for your caring words. It was really nice to be able to share our “family” trauma, and really awesome for me to share the happy ending. You are all great. Thank you.

  107. betsy said

    Awww Poof. So glad the lost family member is home.

    Dja – This is new. I am sure that they only used to follow anything “professionally related.” This is all out ODD. Must have been lying under this surface and is now bubbling out. :)
    (Although they all like him before)
    Well. Idk about MJ.

  108. djafan said

    Betsy, MJ seems to have been warming up to David as of late.

    This from Something Bout Archie.

    A clip of “Power in Purity” featuring David is HERE at 2:18. As for the other two songs that were put up, I’ve been told that they’ve now been taken down, and I received this email from the choir’s director:

    As for those 2 songs, we helped produce them, but they were never picked up by his record label (sad… because they were really well-written by David himself.) They were catchier than most of the songs that ended up on the album. But oh well. Maybe one day… we’ll keep pushing and promoting these songs for David.

    This must have been during the Jive era. I could imagine what David went through to do this project during Jive’s attempt to beiberize him.. So glad he dumped Jive.

    Thanks to JR…demo of Power and Purity!

  109. djafan said

    Goodnight!

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  110. skydancer1x said

    Poof! That is wonderful news! Would love to hear the story. Was it the bloodhound that found sweet kitty?
    Your daughter must be so relieved♥

    and Angelica. I am seriously relieved.
    He is actually now with my daughters boy-friend, who lives right here in the neighborhood about 6 blocks away,with his aunt, who has 2 dogs(small and medium sized.) and 2 children. He will probably do much better in a testosterone filled household.
    He is being well taken care of.
    The cat fight was bad. My 13 year old cat ,so docile and sweet, didn’t have a chance, he snuck in,so fast, I did not see him and jumped her when she was sleeping poor thing.he was not playing around. Scared the heck out of me. when I finally freed her, she ran, and he took her down again, then went for me scratching and biting me. Time to go. time to put foot down. My girlie house is not for him.Daughter can walk down the street and visit him any time she wishes♥
    me, I think I will pass

    why am I still awake?
    g’nite

  111. skydancer1x said

    Poof, oops!j nevermind ust saw your #106 post :)

  112. FG said

    Please someone tell me that they saved the two songs that are taken down!!! I simply must hear them! PLEASE??

  113. Ah Djafan #86, ‘The Voice’…meaning the television show many are following.

    SB

  114. skydancer1x said

    109. Dja says… “goodnight” then posts that gorgeous screencap!? (whatchu talkin’ bout Willis?)

    I’ve had very little sleep.woke up composing a country song in my haid.
    ♫Haaaoww can I welcome youuuu with open arms ,
    while you keep tryyyin” to bite off my fangers??♪ ♫

    time for a catnap.

  115. djafan said

    SB, Oh. I was looking for the conversation about the show and didn’t find it on the thread, so maybe the conservation was taking place elsewhere? lol

    Sky, :)

    FG, They’re gone…I loved You Alone, is my favorite.

    I don’t think David slept much last night.

    His tweets.

    Time for band rehearsals. 8 minutes ago via txt Retweeted by you and 42 others

    Can’t wait for Cars 2. Pixar never lets me down. about 2 hours ago via txt Retweeted by you and 100+ others

    Left totally inspired last night after watching @thecivilwars show. What a duo! about 3 hours ago via txt Retweeted by you and 100+ others

    DisneyPixar tweets David. Love this, hopefully it could lead to something:)

    DisneyPixar

    Thanks, David! We hope you love it. RT @DavidArchie Can’t wait for Cars 2. Pixar never lets me down. 20 minutes ago via DigiSynd

  116. mollie4da said

    Pattirae and Bluesky,

    I should have commented before on how touched I was when I read about your friendship. Your (and those of so many others here) sweet, humble, inspiring character is an example to appreciate. Thanks for sharing.

    MT

    Thank you for the article. I day dream a lot and have often dreamed of David’s concert voice playing in my mind. I’ve also been dreaming of David doing a tour here at home. David and his team have so much to consider. For example, if David picked 10 cities to tour, there would be 10! or 3,628,800 possible ways to schedule such a tour. I remember when the fans were asked where we thought David should tour. If only 10 of his fans responded with 10 different responses and one choice from each fan was to be picked, this would present 10 to the 10th power or ten billion possibilities to consider (and no label to work with). Though the possibilities are mind blowing, I keep hoping for a tour.

  117. bebereader said

    Mollie,

    Great to see you again!

    “If only 10 of his fans responded with 10 different responses and one choice from each fan was to be picked, this would present 10 to the 10th power or ten billion possibilities to consider..”

    You teach math, am I right? LOL
    Your comment reminded me of that fact! LOL

    Steven, David’s drummer just tweeted:

    StevenJRob

    Just finished rehearsal with ArchieMan. #awesome! Yall aint ready!! :-) :-) :-) less than 20 seconds ago

    (Whoa)

  118. MT said

    Millie4da, thanks for commenting! And yes, against all odds, I too am hoping for a Tour near me. :) Ahhhh, just to hear that voice LIVE!!

    Bebe, Stephen’s tweet, “Ya’ll aint ready!!” Talke about opening up a miriad of possibilities in my mind. Can’t wait!! So excited!!

  119. betsy said

    Was just thinking about our late night comments, how these different music blogs, writers, aol, etc.,were actually following people on Twitter who were at the same concert as David and talking about him.
    Then I started thinking that he has the State of Montana tweeting him.
    And today, Disney Pixar tweeting him. And on a first name basis, lol.
    Trust David to suck in whole States and giant Movie companies. :)
    I don’t know where I am going with this. I just thought it was cool, I guess. :)

  120. djafan said

    Stephen is setting up the stage! Can you imagine? GGTT left me speechless, EWTRTW knocked the wind out of me, and Stephen says we ain’t ready, Dak we need the survival pack!!!!!

    Betsy,

    I’ve tweeted PIXAR along with several others making a few suggestions. Hopefully they take notice. Also many have been tweeting dizzyfeet about using Good Place or any other David song on DWTS.

    Archangels Promo and Marketing Division :)

  121. MT said

    Ok, lots of typos in my last post. Trying to blame the sprained finger, but it’s not working. I just can’t type (or think) when I’m excited. LOL
    :o Sorry! It should be Mollie, not Millie. and that would be Steven, and talk, not talke. Oh man, what thoughts of Tour and that “ya’ll aint ready” did to me. haha

  122. betsy said

    Dja, I saw that. And loved it. Although I think Good Place belongs in a GREAT movie. It is Grammy material. *coughIstilllistentoiteverydaycough*

    I also found this interesting. Kris Allen tweeted earlier that he was going to a meeting with his label, Jive.
    Four hours later he tweeted this. “I would like to know something……What is YOUR definition of music?”
    Very curious.

    MT – we all have typos. Don’t sweat it. :)

  123. emmegirl said

    Betsy 119, I like it too :)

    Curious.

    Ain’t ready…ain’t ready. I AM ready!
    (a little scared now maybe..but ready)

  124. bebereader said

    Steven Robinson is such a tease but he is also a man of his word. If he says that we are not ready, he’s probably right! *shudders* I enjoy the open communication he has with the fans (who he calls ‘the family’) on Twitter. Whether he realizes it or not, he is the liaison between David and the fans. If you follow his twitter page closely. (http://twitter.com/StevenJRob) you’ll see that the fans spill to him what the would like David to sing, to wear, to hum etc. Steven has become to ‘go to’ guy.

    MT,

    We don’t see the typos here because we read between the lines. ;)

  125. emmegirl said

    and he is “totally inspired”

  126. skydancer1x said

    121 . MT awwww, sorry about that finger!: “o Sorry! It should be Mollie, not Millie. and that would be Steven, and talk, not talke. Oh man, what thoughts of Tour and that “ya’ll aint ready” did to me. haha”
    LOL!!!

    all these tweets! I am loving them so much!♥ I am so excited too! Yikes!” ya’ll ain’t ready” Probably not Steven, but we willing and able to give it a try! Bring it on David and please tour in the US when you get back from overseas!

    119. Betsy,” Trust David to suck in whole States and giant Movie companies. :)” you are right, it is SO cool!

    116.Molly , alright! what you said! sure sounds good.

    so I took a cat nap and woke soaking wet with sweat to a 95 degree temp in the house.it is 101 on the patio right now. And I thought last week was
    HE-double L, now I am actually living there. They are supposed to fix it tonite. so I can’t leave.I just keep getting in a cold shower. Help! :(

  127. Dakgal said

    Dja #120

    Memo to: Archangels Promo and Marketing Division

    Great job — keep it up!

    The Archangels Survival and Preparedness Division is getting geared up, as we already see signs
    of small outbreaks, but are fully prepared to post the warning signs , should this become a widespread epidemic.

  128. Abrra said

    NIce to see you posting again Mollie :) I got a chuckle out of your “math” tour.

    I missed hearing the unreleased songs from last night, but it pleased me that they were removed from the choir site asap. I was surprised that they were made available such as they were. David misses the chance to market songs the way he chooses when mp3′s of his studio performances are made public. It’s just too easy to copy and download them. Sharing his concert “live” performances via youtube is a blessing to fans. We are all anticipating the Asian tour videos!

    I was inspired by a video from (yes, again) Myrtle Beach. I liked the ethereal quality of the video. It had a dreamy background and softness that made David look awesome.

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    Abrra

  129. betsy said

    I don’t think there’s been enough proper fuss over this today. :)
    p.s. Don’t pay any mind to me, I am cray cray today. Off work all day and at the computer 90% of it. Just watched every video from MB, several times. So.

  130. betsy said

    David Archuleta returns to Kuala Lumpur
    Your cries have been heard. The boy wonder returns to our shores!
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    ‘American Idol’ sensation David Archuleta will be making his way back to Malaysia thanks to the ardent requests of all his fans here. This time round though, David won’t be playing a simple showcase- he’ll be going all the way with a full concert at Stadium Negara this 26th July! The 20 year old’s second album dropped last October and has already taken control of the airwaves with songs like ‘Something Bout Love’ and ‘Elevator’, which we know his fans are dying to hear live.

    All ArchAngels can head on down to Berjaya Times Square on 19th June from 3pm to 6pm to pick up their ticket to watch David Archuleta when he hits Malaysia. Even better than the Sony hampers and goodies at the event, ticketbuyers with copies of his new album ‘The Other Side of Down’ are entitled to a 10% discount on the tickets. Oh, and it gets better- there’ll be competitions throughout the launch of the tickets, with the prize being meet & greet sessions with David! Better get ready to rumble!

    When & Where: 8pm, 26th July 2011, Stadium Negara

    Tickets: RM300 for VIP, RM230 and RM190 for numbered seating, and RM150 and RM90 for free seating. Tickets available at Air Asia RedTix and TicketCharge this 20th June onwards.

    Follow us on Twitter (twitter.com/msnbuzz) and ‘Like’ us on ourMSN Malaysia Entertainment Facebook pageto get the latest celebrity gossip and exclusive interviews with your favourite local and Hollywood celebrities
    http://entertainment.malaysia.msn.com/music/article.aspx?cp-documentid=4933208&ocid=tweet
    msn entertainment.

  131. Dakgal said

    Saw this at FOD–maybe everyone has seen it already– interesting and scary.

    angelbymyside says
    :

    June 16, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    This is very interesting news…a sign of things to come

    IPHONE users may soon be stopped from filming at concerts — as a result of new Apple technology.

    The leading computer company plans to build a system that will sense when people are trying to video live events — and turn off their cameras. A patent application filed by Apple revealed how the technology would work. If an iPhone were held up and used to film during a concert infra-red sensors would detect it. These sensors would then contact the iPhone and automatically disable its camera function. People would still be able to send text messages and make calls. The new technology is seen as an attempt to protect the interests of event organisers and broadcasters who have exclusive rights to concerts. The companies are often left frustrated when videos of shows appear online via websites such as YouTube which let users watch them for free. Apple filed for the patent 18 months ago — and it is thought if successful it will help them negotiate deals with record labels to sell content through iTunes.

    Read more: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/3641676/Apple-to-ban-iPhone-gig-filming.html#ixzz1PSqMbsTQ

  132. bebereader said

    New article about David in “Life and Times” magazine from Malaysia

    “Steely Edge To Silky Archie”

    He mentions “working on shows for the Christmas holiday season”!!!

    Be sure to click ‘full size’

    http://twitpic.com/5ck9h2/full
    http://twitpic.com/5ckbdn/full
    http://twitpic.com/5ckbrf/full

  133. MT said

    123. Emmegril, “Ain’t ready…ain’t ready. I AM ready! (a little scared now maybe..but ready)”

    haha I am ready ready ready! ( ummm … I think?)

    Sky, awww Thanks ♥ It’s getting a little better. And I hope your A/C gets fixed soon!

    Betsy, >>“ The 20 year old’s second album dropped last October and has already taken control of the airwaves with songs like ‘Something Bout Love’ and ‘Elevator’, which we know his fans are dying to hear live.”

    LOVE that! *Sighs* I want to see articles like that HERE in the U.S., too.

    127. Dak, Good to know the team is gearing up! lol I think we’re gonna need ‘em.

    131. Dak, I saw that article earlier. I’m not sure how I feel about that. While I like the idea that the artist might make more money if that happens (I think?), I really don’t want them to stop fans from videoing David’s shows cuz I wanna watch! (I realize I may be being selfish here, but I love my David videos ♥ )

    132. Bebe, what am I missing? All I see at the links are photos of the cover. Nothing about tour?

  134. Abrra said

    MT
    The last 2 links have text. Its a scan of a newspaper article.

    Abrra

  135. MT said

    Thanks, Abrra!

    Christmas holidays are soooo far away, but at leasts I have hope. haha Maybe he’ll come down south where it’s warmer in winter. :D

  136. djafan said

    The rest of Asia wants DAVID!!!!!!!!

    violet4ever

    @sonymusicsg Chinese Newspaper http://twitpic.com/5cjsus Requests Archuleta put China, Thail, Japan & Singp. in #AsiaTour

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  137. betsy said

    Abs, I love those pics in #128. Looks hand tinted, sepia tone.
    Beautiful job.

  138. bebereader said

    MT “Maybe he’ll come down south where it’s warmer in winter. :D” That’s the idea! And make it to the east coast and midwest when the weather isn’t at it’s worst like it was last year.

    dja…Chinese Newspaper Requests Archuleta! Love the sound of that! Next, the world!

    David tweets:

    Just finished doing some more interviews for Malaysia. 8 minutes ago via txt

    Man I am getting more and more excited about going over there! 7 minutes ago via txt

  139. Mollie4da

    and everyone. I spent 15-20 minutes last night answering and commenting on several of the posts here. *_* It all went into the cyber sock drawer somewhere in the ether. So tonight … just this:

    I hope you guys know, I think your all great. ^_^ This is one of my happy places. Night night all.

  140. djafan said

    Oh no Bluesky! I love your posts!

    I’ve checked and there isn’t anything stuck to unstick. Darn :(

  141. skydancer1x said

    128. Abrra,wow, those screencaps are really beautiful.

    130.Betsy. I swear that article makes me want to move to Maylasia
    “Your cries have been heard. The boy wonder returns to our shores!”
    love that entire article.

    131.Dak, thanks for that article, I had not seen it yet. Figures. I just got an iphone

    MT, thanks. Air is fixed,thank goodness.

  142. betsy said

    I hope that the cat people here are following @Catsdoingthings on Twitter. It’s hilarious. I am a dog person. Still find it funny. I accidentally found it. (that’s a really long story involving the fake Sarah Palin tweeter. :)
    Carry on.

  143. kaycee said

    Bluesky, I’m with you…this is one of my happy places too.

    “Steely Edge To Silky Archie”, “Your cries have been heard. The boy wonder returns to our shores!” Gotta love Malaysia! I’m so happy that David is getting excited to go over there. No question…he’s gonna’ feel the love!

    #136 I love that the rest of Asia wants David too.

    Poof–so glad the cat has been found!

    “Y’all aint ready!! ” Lovin’ the sound of that! I’m soooo feelin’ the best is yet to come!

    Betsy: “Trust David to suck in whole States and giant Movie companies.” Haha, he does have a very healthy appetite!

    Sky, hope you’re finding a way to stay cool!

    Bebe #82, thank you, thank you, ahhh you are too kind. Still gives me chills…especially that last chorus. He’s singing like his life depends on it…not like he’s in front of a small bookstore with a small crowd of fans. If he could just duplicate that same energy in the studio…then the music world as we know it would never be the same! I humbly volunteer to be an “in-studio fan” to help accomplish that most worthy goal!

  144. gladys said

    I wanted to thank the talk last night, never in my life I had so much fun. You know my poor English is confusing and even more when I use the google translator. But last night, I asked the girls about the latest article written here. Since I read it, I thought it was a conversation with a cushion or pad that used to sit david.
    Here I never imagined that I would find an article on the back of David, surprised me and then laughed a lot.
    I always thought my mind was racing away, but you have won me. As I said last night, you are a Pandora’s box for me and have opened a door. A large door.
    Speaking of jeans david is a minor issue, but it is a debt I have with you and pay, I promise.
    I like to have a conversation with David’s hands, I think I would ask them all, and I hope they answer me:
    The question I would do to the hands, would be:
    which are the shoulders you would choose to stay longer?
    which is the sensation you feel when you are in David’s hair and try to fix it?
    When David makes gestures, fly, shake, point, etc etc. How do you, get dizzy?
    who decided not to hold the microphone stand, you or David?
    you, you felt, when dried the tears of david?
    The last question, do you allow someone (for example, this poor mortal), accompanied on his travels?
    cof. cof.

  145. Suzy-Q said

    I love it Gladys.

    What does it feel like to wipe the sweat from David’s perfect skin during a performance?

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