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David Archuleta ~ The Man Behind the Music: #HaveFaithinDA

Posted by Kristin on Saturday, April 26, 2014

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It has been a month this week since David returned from his mission :) and as things seemed to settle down, the unfortunate questions and doubts have begun to rear their ugly head. Rumors flying around over various things involving his future in the industry or whether he’s even considering one.

Like some, I have been troubled, annoyed, and irritated by these comments. I know from personal experience that doubts can be very difficult no matter what it is. Doubts are always the one thing besides fear that seems to hinder our dreams and what we consider important to us. Now it seems fear is beginning to take over too, due to David’s silence on social media.

I know people will read this and say who am I to judge? Who am I to say they shouldn’t doubt or fear? Who am I to say these things if I don’t know the man personally? But most of all…

Who am I to even say or ask these questions if I haven’t met David in person like many have throughout the past six years?

I’ll tell you who I am. An almost 21 year old college student who because of this man…can now believe in herself…when no one else could try.

I tweeted a quote a few nights ago, one that is pinned on a bulletin board of inspirational quotes I had put together the summer before my senior year of high school. The quote was this:

“Faith is believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe.” – Voltaire

Then this happened:

#HaveFaithinDA

I’m not sure where it came from. As a writer you sometimes think of these things out of the blue just to write them, but I’ve realized after thinking it over and talking with others…my heart was telling me something.

Faith is very difficult to have. You’re probably thinking I’m going the route of faith in God. Well, that’s one side of it. The other sides are faith in another person, faith in yourself…

Even when it’s beyond reason to believe, as quoted by Voltaire.

With David, he has come back to a world so different from the one he has left two years prior. Everyone has a right to their opinions and what they think he should or should not do with his career, and unfortunately we let what other people say or think influence how we should feel, something I’ve gone through firsthand with keeping this dream of meeting David for myself alive despite everything.

I have been told to give up, to get over it, you name it. I’m sure many others have been too. Yet…I’ve realized throughout our wants and needs and desires…someone has been left out…

That person is David.

What about him? I don’t mean David Archuleta the famous guy either…I mean David.

Has anyone taken a second to sit down and realize it’s not just US? It’s not just what WE want? It’s not just what WE want for HIS career?

David has been gone for TWO YEARS. TWO YEARS.

I honestly feel some have given up on him without even giving him a chance. I’ve heard certain comments this week…and I choose not to repeat them because that’s not what’s important.

David, is important.

Have we forgotten about the man behind the music? The man behind the fame, the glitz, the glamour, the famous guy from American Idol label?

Not everyone of course has forgotten, but I know some unfortunately have, letting own needs dictate how they should feel over how David must be feeling since coming back.

I know people will read this and criticize me for saying what I have, but you know what?

We love David, we care about him, we want what’s best for him. I probably would’ve left three years ago after what happened with Jive if I believed he was finished…

Yet I’m still here and somehow kept faith alive, even when I thought I couldn’t.

What does David have to prove to keep faith alive in some?

Here’s your answer: Nothing. All he has to do is sing…and be himself.

This hashtag isn’t just about having faith in David…it’s having faith in him for ourselves. Earlier this year I almost gave up myself wondering if David even could make a career again while staying true to himself.

The truth is he can.

To those who say I should give up and face so-called reality, I say no.

I’m not going anywhere, and neither are the fans who still love David not just for his music, but for exactly who he is.

This is more than just some celebrity and musician. This is a now 23 year old man who has done things that none of us ever expected; a man with a family, friends, people who love him dearly before we even knew him, a man who’s chasing a dream just like we all do every day, and a man trying to decide for himself…how to be the musician he knows he wants to be.

I’ll leave you all with this to ponder:

When you take away the labels, the fame, the money, the specific boxes David has been put in…

WHO remains?

Video credit maaxsuel

Kristin is a guest writer for The Voice.

 

117 Responses to “David Archuleta ~ The Man Behind the Music: #HaveFaithinDA”

  1. Harold Weinstein said

    Beautifully said “keep the faith ” he has us in his heart just like you do him!

  2. ray said

    yes harold yes

  3. poof said

    Much wisdom in your words. To me, it is a matter of the cup being “half full” or ” half empty”. I see all the positive things happening since David has come home. Others focus on what has not yet happened. We all love him or we wouldn’t still be here. It is more about how we see the world than what David is doing or not doing. David will do what he believes is right, and in the end, it will be for us too.

  4. Grammyj said

    Thanks Kristin. Some of us in the fanbase had some unrealistic expectations about what David would do when he returned. I know I did, but I realized that as you said, he is a person who has been gone for two years. He needs time. He always worked so hard, probably too hard on his music career before he left. He had little time for a personal life. I’m glad that he is now taking that time. He deserves it, and I will be excited when he does put out new music. I have enjoyed all the tweets and David sightings.

  5. marlie7 said

    What did I miss? LOL

    Or is this just the same old angst about what he is going to do next. I have my antsy moments when I want him to hurry up. But I’m not going anywhere. I know some think David is only going to do religious music, or are worried about him attending BYU in the fall, or myriad other rumors. I don’t think David paid a team to keep us all gently tethered while he was gone by posting pictures, reminding of of his mailbox and delivery schedule, releasing an album, a video, etc., only to disappear when he came back.

    If he goes to college, well, we’ll probably see summer tours only, or perhaps he’ll have intermittent performances. We’ll survive. And so will he.

    It’s all speculation until he tells us himself, and that is what I’m waiting for.

  6. tawna21 said

    Kristen, you’ve written an article full of wise thoughts and comments. Well, done. Like Marlie, I have my moments of frustration and, at times, anger. I know that David needs time to ‘come home’. I accept that. But, I do wish his management would create something that would lead us away from these frustrated moments (and the cryptic quotes won’t do it). Speak up and enlighten us. If David goes to college, so be it. If he dates, so be it (I hope he does). I seriously doubt he will do only religious music. No, I don’t think he intends to disappear, but unless he makes a statement of some importance, he could be hurting himself. That’s all I have to say ’bout that (thank you Forrest Gump).

    #alwaysafan #rightnowafrustratedfan

  7. Abrra said

    The man is in love ;)

    David Archuleta
    @DavidArchie
    Gosh, I love music!

    And this:

    Provo is where the recording studio Audio West is located. They tweeted about David last week.

    Abrra

  8. djafan said

    Kristin, This idea was spur of the moment and I agree with your thoughts. I know some want to know like yesterday what David is planning but I think planning takes time to plan lol I don’t doubt for a moment that David is planning, did you see his latest tweet? He loves music! And as much as I want it all I’m practicing the patience.

    Thank you Kristin for your thoughts.

    If I lived anywhere near Provo I’d be buying me some Bowersox tickets immediately! You never know and then guess who is with Bowersox looking for David?

    “@benantelis: To Utah with @crystalbowersox @ginaorr @douglemke where you at @davidarchie? pic.twitter.com/ZJhxSRZH4Q”

     photo whereyouatdavidarchie_zpsc6c23c4f.jpg

    I think there is a high possibility that we will have David sightings, I’m hoping.

  9. Angelica said

    They’re coming for him. I know it. ;)

  10. Angelica said

    Even if he doesn’t get on stage, I think he will be very near. If I were anywhere in the area, I’d lay $15 dollars on that concert just in case.

  11. emmegirl14 said

    Kristin, again, beautifully said, straight from your heart.

    I don’t do social media of any form. This is about as social as I get. And I think ignorance IS bliss. About the returning to music fears, there is not a shred of doubt for me that he is returning to music. However, that is the only thing I feel any certainty about, lol.

    Fair or not, realistic or not, I have my own expectations of what I would like from him. I think that’s just human nature. Having said that, I WANT him to do what he wants to do, and I know he WILL do what he wants to do. His terms in his time, the only way it should be.

    I wait, because he is too special and too talented not to. And then I get to make my choice.

    But I truly believe it will be more than worth that wait.

  12. emmegirl14 said

    I had been wondering when he would attend his first concert.
    Possibilities.

  13. bluesky4home said

    Dear Kristin

    I love your passion! I love having you in our midst. Thanks so much for taking the time to do this write up.

    I guess I am a little out-of-the-loop as far as angst goes. (not speaking for my alter-ego….. *_*) But really, the energy just feels different to me than before the mission. He is even more of a ninja-inigma in some ways. (And why can’t he be what he wants as he figures things out?) And since I have NO CONTROL (rats!) over how he does things, I can either go along for the ride and just “read a book” and “watch the fun scenery” and “entertain myself” until we “get there”.

    Or..

    I can poke my siblings, slouch, pout, whine (okay… so I whine a little!), ask for food every ten minutes, refuse to “sing with the family” cause I think the songs are “dumb”, and… just generally make myself incredibly unhappy with “Are we there yet?” questions.

    DA just happens to be in the drivers seat. I cannot complain (never wanted to) about: parents, judges, record labels, etc anymore. And that leaves me few choices. If DA is not a victim (and he is NOT!) then I can only complain to him about him. How self defeating is that!!!?

    I signed up for this trip a long time ago. And if my “pillow and blanky, book and music” are not as comforting as they used to be… that only means that time is on my side. Soon, I will hear: “We’re here!!”

    And, I think I will be more than impressed by the here I hear. (I think I “hear” a mighty “Hummm” & a croon full of “howl”)

    (Hear, hear!!)

    I am looking forward to that. ^_^

  14. pastelpastel said

    I really liked this blog, Kristen. Very thoughtful, well written. “When you take away the labels, the fame, the money, the specific boxes David has been put in…WHO remains?” We were never given any firm promises of what lies ahead. But for some reason we just know. And we just what David to be true to himself. #HaveFaithinDA

  15. Angelica said

    Kristin,
    Thanks for sharing your feelings so eloquently. It was well timed. I sense a disturbance in the force, lol. Not making light of anyone’s angst; I’m not immune. I worry about him too and always have, ever since AI and the awful Wednesday night that threatened to whisk him out my life forever. Unthinkable! So how can we who love him and his voice so much bear even the merest idea of him leaving mainstream music/touring with any equanimity?
    I’ve learned that it’s part of the journey, all our worry followed by the joyous epiphany of “what just happened? Through it all I learned to “Trust the Archuleta” or as you say, “HaveFaithinDA.”

    With every tour he surpasses himself and his MKOC tour was in many ways his best. When he sang of faith and God, you could hear the Spirit whispering through you. And when he sang pop he brought the soul and may I say, a goodly measure of sass. I don’t know David personally, but I know that he LOVED being on that stage. He took in and radiated back the energy from the audience and was brilliant. You could not look away. And he loves pop music and soul and whatever is lively or meaningful from an eclectic range of artists. That hasn’t changed; that will never change. The man behind the curtain is still David Archuleta, and when the curtain goes up, that is what remains.

  16. fenfan said

    He will do what he will do. I really don’t see any need to wring our hands over anything. LOL
    I am having fun reading his tweets, looking at photos and hanging out here. I want a picture of the cute blonde!

    #9 Angelica – “They’re coming for him. I know it.” Yes!!! I would go to that Bowersox concert too if I were anywhere near Provo – is that where she is performing?

    #7 Abrra – yes he is in love!!!!! He says in his twitter profile, “I like music.” Now he has proclaimed his love. So he is wading deeper in, I guess. Or taking the plunge! LOLOL

  17. Patricia Ann said

    I think, as David goes through his changes, his fans are going through changes with him. There is a bit of a grief process. We had weekly vlogs for 3 yrs! It was only human to want him to come back to us with the exuberance and excitement for OUR presence, we felt for HIS return. Thanks for reminding us to have compassion for all he must be going through. Time for David to find David. I don’t think he has lost his love for us – I believe it is slowly but surely re-erupting in his spirit. SO MUCH he must have had to wade through on his return. Yes, I have faith in him, his joy, his heart, his dedication to us (I think we will see it soon), his NEED to PERFORM! I would love if he went to college, found the love of his life, etc. He deserves ALL of it. I would like to validate that there has been something hard about this for many of us – but it’s part of the journey and it will contribute to the rewards, which, I believe, are imminent. “It’s gonna be worth it – cuz that’s what love is…” Nice to see that a little of the dorky part we – and he – so love, endures. Prayers and love for us all, pb

  18. MT said

    Kristin,
    Thanks for such a thoughtful, well written piece. It has brought about some lovely comments. I agree with so much of what was said here I don’t dare quote or I’ll quote the whole page. LOL

    I agree with Particia Ann that it’s “Time for David to find David.” I’m sure there’s a lot to be considered. David (the person) is home but must now find and define who the new “David Archuleta” (the star) will be.

    I admit there are times when I have more patience than others but I am still here, waiting.

    Angelica & Fen,
    Me too! If I was anywhere near Provo, I would sooo be shelling out $15 on a ticket. Just in case. :D

    13. Bluesky,
    LOL ((big hug)) for that comment. :)

  19. jans11 said

    Kristin, I hear ya! I have read that so many try to say what David should do and not do (on another site) and if he doesn’t he will be sorry or he will be toast, etc…. Thinking to myself, I’m saying what on earth do you want the guy to do????? He done everything he could before he left to show that he will be back in music and now he has only been back a month and they want him to have all everything already lined up and ready to go! Kari said the best is yet to come and I just have to believe her and know that David will be back bigger than ever. Rome wasn’t built in a day! :) Just happy to hear from him just about everyday and know that he is enjoying himself being back home and adjusting.
    Hope he’s writing a whole Spanish album…. :D

  20. potluck8 said

    Kristin, Fabulous post and I too still do believe!

  21. Angelica said

    Crystal’s show tonight in Provo was cancelled and there will be a live cellcast instead which is available at “pay what you can.” smh??

  22. dorothy said

    I am betting there are several other comments to this affect. I know I cannot stop loving David the man behind the voice. I don’t feel he has to have a full blown career, and keep us fans entertained. BUT!! here is the caveat. I think David knows he has 1.3 million fans some of which rely on the tweets to know what he is doing. I personally feel that David is not sure what he wants to do, but I am pretty sure he does not want to loose his fan base. So I feel that David is tweeting just enough, or Kari was tweeting just enough to tease us and keep us lingering.
    To me it has gone on just long enough now.
    I feel it is time for him to shit or get off the pot. He is stringing us along. I hated when guys used to do that to me when I was younger and dating (ages ago) I think that is what David is doing and to me it is really immature and irresponsible.
    I would not leave him if he said “hey fans, I just need some time….” I appreciate honesty and remarks or tweets to that effect would not make me want to leave him.
    BUT, he is just dangling a carrot and then yanking it away and not NOT being honest.
    So for now I have to LET GO OF DAVID!!

  23. free4all said

    Kristin, wonderful and insightful post. I understand that David’s fan base is anxious to hear from him and to have some validation that he will return to music. I also understand that David needs time to transition from a very secular life to one that is almost foreign to him now. He said in” Called to Serve” that he is still David but he feels so different. I don’t think David realized how much of an impact this mission would have on him. The music industry has changed dramatically, his family structure is vastly different than when he left. He has a lot of very difficult decisions to make. I am here for the duration. If he releases new music I will buy it, if he tours I will attend every concert I can get to, if he goes to YouTube I will watch everything. I have faith, I have hope, I have confidence. He has never let me down yet.

  24. MT said

    I don’t know if anyone else is feeling this way but, one of the things that makes it strange for me right now is that I’m not sure I know who the new David is. (Does that sound weird?) He has now brought back “the man he has become” but still hasn’t really introduced us to the “new David” yet. A vlog that is more than a minute long would be very helpful. And a little info about musical direction would be a nice bonus. :)

    Isn’t anyone besides me curious? Or am I still the oddball fan? LOL

  25. djafan said

    Kristin, your post is getting love all over :)

    #HaveFaithinDA I do believe and Abs he’s professed his love for music! Gosh I love him ♥

    Hmmm Crystal’s show cancelled? Wonder why. I think this show was getting lots of attention because of you know who (wink wink)

  26. Angelica said

    Maybe Crystal got upset that ticket sales went up too much with the tweets about David. It was her show, after all, not the “this is not a David Archuleta concert.” LOL. I know nothing. Who knows?

    MT, you don’t sound weird to me.

  27. djafan said

    MT, I hear you and no you are not the oddball fan. I think it may have to do with our own character and personality as how we respond or react to what we have before us. I who always see the cup half full can’t believe how much we have, I expected so much less. It’s been a little over a month and I feel like he is warming up so to speak. Like going on walk navigating through all he left behind, reconnecting and then he will begin to jog into the new and exciting things he’s discovering now that he’s back and lastly the planning and doing until he’s off and running. Do I sound nuts? lol So I don’t know who the man David brought back is exactly. I see signs of maturity and confidence yet also the adorkable person he always will probably be. David’s first vlog will clue is more into who this man is and his first performance will kill us hahaha.

    Hi Freeforall, many great points. I can’t imagine going through what he is. It’s a foreign idea. Loved this “I have faith, I have hope, I have confidence.”

    Dorothy, I’m sorry you feel the way you feel and you can only do what’s best for you.

    Patricia Ann, As much as I want to see and hear him I agree with this and his love for his fans “Time for David to find David. I don’t think he has lost his love for us – I believe it is slowly but surely re-erupting in his spirit.”

    Jans, Happiness is this “Just happy to hear from him just about everyday and know that he is enjoying himself being back home and adjusting.” And I think when David tweeted in quotes “the first one” I think if we don’t get an album we’ll get an ep of Spanish lyrics and melodies by the best voice in forever :)

    Pastel, Kristin did good. And thank you for the shout out on FOD :)

    Emmegirl, Never having been a fan of anyone I don’t know that I’m not supposed to wait, what else would I do? lol But I understand the wanting to hear him in the now and I believe with all my heart he will be worth our wait :)

    “I wait, because he is too special and too talented not to. And then I get to make my choice.” “But I truly believe it will be more than worth that wait.”

    Bluesky, I love every word, everything about the way you express yourself is sunshine :)

    Angelica, I saw this before his mission and during his mission with the performances during Christmas. Remember “El Burrito”? “Maria Sabias Que”? “Los Pastores A Belen”? David was ready to bust out on that stage. So just imagine what comes next..scarry lol.

    “I don’t know David personally, but I know that he LOVED being on that stage. He took in and radiated back the energy from the audience and was brilliant. You could not look away.”

    Fen, lol I’m loving the hanging out :)

    Tawna, One of my most favorite movies lol. “That’s all I have to say ’bout that (thank you Forrest Gump).” And very well said lol It can be frustrating and I hope that as soon as we do hear something it will erase all the frustration that is felt by some :)

    Marlie, “It’s all speculation until he tells us himself, and that is what I’m waiting for.” The college rumors, the dating, the this the that. Whatever it is I’m sure it will include music for the fans.

    Grammyj, This couldn’t be better said, “He always worked so hard, probably too hard on his music career before he left. He had little time for a personal life. I’m glad that he is now taking that time. He deserves it, and I will be excited when he does put out new music. I have enjoyed all the tweets and David sightings.” Ditto :)

    Harold and Ray, “Beautifully said “keep the faith ” he has us in his heart just like you do him!” Keeping the faith alive for sure!

    Poof, I think you said it all in a nutshell and here we continue, “Much wisdom in your words. To me, it is a matter of the cup being “half full” or ” half empty”. I see all the positive things happening since David has come home. Others focus on what has not yet happened. We all love him or we wouldn’t still be here. It is more about how we see the world than what David is doing or not doing. David will do what he believes is right, and in the end, it will be for us too.”

  28. Angelica said

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  30. tawna21 said

    MT… an oddball or an ODDball? :) I think I’m on that same table of balls that you are…. waiting for ‘8’ ball. Still loving the man and his music, but wishing we could hear from him.

  31. tawna21 said

    And then we get that tweet followed by Angelica’s clip…. OMGosh!!! Made me laugh!!! Thanks! :) :)

  32. djafan said

    hahahaha…It would work it being David and all!

  33. Angelica said

  34. bluesky4home said

    28: Uh. No, DA. Please no violin.

    However, (lifts eyebrow) you are thinking in the right direction. Hows about a little joint effort with said young lady? Hummmmm?

    The vibes you two would create would stir a lot more than four strings.

    Lots more.

  35. Poof said

    So, as a “cup half full” person, isn’t it possible he has something already lined up that he cannot share yet? He has been with both Kari and Gina since being back. Isn’t that as possible as all the angst thoughts? But perhaps I had a little too much of that top half of the cup. :)

  36. sunny said

    Well written comments Kristin!! David has only been home for 5 weeks and is trying to catch up after 2 years of being gone. David is doing things on his time and not ours. I’m still waiting with patience as he asked us for.

  37. Abrra said

    Read carefully LOL

    David Archuleta @DavidArchie
    Uh.. Thanks? “@WonderwallMSN: Congrats! @DavidArchie and #ChristinaMcLarty welcomed a son today. Find out his name: on-msn.com/1luToov”

    I can see getting the name wrong but the twitter account too? They meant David Arquette.

    Abrra

  38. djafan said

    It was kinda annoying that they didn’t do their homework and tweeted the wrong David but David turned it into a funny with his dry wit lol

    Bluesky, I have to check this Linda out this evening. She does seem very popular in the mainstream. Why no violin for David? He did a great air violin at one of his Christmas concerts :) lol

    Poof, Something lined up that isn’t ready for public would not surprise me in the least :)

    Sunny, “I’m still waiting with patience as he asked us for.” Me tooooo.

    Gina getting into the fray lol. She has been a pretty active tweeter as of late. You know us David fans, oh and she follows The Voice on twitter :)

    Gina Orr @ginaorr · 18m
    Ummm that is David Arquette not Archuleta…spell check! @WonderwallMSN @DavidArchie

  39. MT said

    Aww thanks guys for not thinking I’m too strange. LOL

    I was ROFL at the tweets from David. Now that’s what I’be been waiting for!something showing us his personality. I’m so glad he’s still got that wonderful sense of humor. :D

  40. dh said

    Very nice, Kristin.

  41. jans11 said

    I am being a patient ODDball but because I am human I would like a small little vlog with even a teeny tiny song somewhere there along the way…just to hear that wonderful voice of his! :) Love his albums, but they are getting worn out!! haha

  42. bebereader said

    Kristin,
    Thanks for sharing your point of view with us. It brought so many comments! I’ve been up and down and all around about this and have this to say. David is entitled to take as long as he wants to figure out what he wants to do with his music and how he’s going to do it. He’s young and in no rush. He’s always made wise decisions in the past and I expect him to continue. Everything else is “speculation until he tells us himself”, as Marlie said.

    I’ve had a few moments when I’ve been impatient. That’s when I put on one of his songs and listen to his voice and each time it’s like it’s the first time. The sound of it just blows me away in it’s beauty. His voice is my good place. And as if that’s not enough, he’s given me lasting friendships that are so precious to me. I want him to do what he wants to do. That’s the least I could do for all that he’s given me. I’m keeping the faith.

    MT#24 You’re not the oddball fan. haha I’ve been feeling it too. Waiting for the man to share with us something, a story, an anecdote or a part of a song. I believe it’s coming.

  43. bluesky4home said

    Djafan…. Lindsey Stirling? She was on one of those “got talent” shows and grumpy said she would never make it. ^_^

    She has almost 5 million subscribers to her YT channel and …. well, I quit counting at over 230 million views on her YT videos. She gives concerts and interviews in Germany, the UK, and all over.

    I would actually rather DA chatted with her about YT than the comical fellow. But he was so kind and thoughtful!!

    And at this point, I am not even good as a “back seat driver” on this ol’ road trip. DA knows of Lindsey, I am sure. Well… .I think I’m sure. ^_^

  44. bluesky4home said

    Djafan… Lindsey does “dub step”. Probs not his style… but I would love him to try it. He can do anything!

  45. A lovely article Kristen :)

    I don’t think at all that fans first want new songs or word of an album but just want to know that the David we have come to know is back. Of course we are not friends and family but we do know him as we have heard him, seen him and spoken with him over the last several years.

    We could fill up a lot of space talking that fans should be patient or not want from him but I don’t think they do. If you did a poll, I believe that you would find that everyone just wants to know of him as the person he was because he seems (maybe just to us), unsure of the person he is right now. He was asked to change his identity from his hair to his clothes, to be apart form those he loved, follow strict living rules and change his name and perhaps there is a struggle to bring back his own identity. So we have food tweets, tweets about friends and a new song completed. It all seems a little sad at times. I know that some will not agree, but there are always differences of opinions.

    We are patient and we have been patient. His fans are among the best fans in the world who have given to him enough to encourage him to sing, to tour, to do Christmas concerts and to write his own music. His fans worldwide have financially assisted him for his endeavours whatever they became. Fans are valuable to the performers and it is to fans that award winners give their thanks for helping to make their careers happen. David’s fans have been near him from the first concert he performed until the last. When he was just starting out fans would bring him shirts, ties and then scarves and he dressed in them for his tours. The fans had great taste! It has been a long and enjoyable journey.

    I hope for everything to work out.

    SB

  46. I should make a correction…he seems (maybe just to some), to be unsure of the person who he is right now.

  47. djafan said

    Hope something comes of this :)

    First a retweet…

    RETWEETED BY LINDSEY STIRLING
    David Archuleta @DavidArchie · 12h
    I’m gonna start practicing the violin and dancing now that I got @LindseyStirling ‘s new album #ShatterMe. Think it’ll work? No? Oh, ok ;)

    and then a direct tweet…

    Lindsey StirlingVerified account
    ‏@LindseyStirling
    @DavidArchie haha c’mon David do it! :P

  48. While time passes, I have heard a song by Sam Woolf currently from A1. The song is “It’s Time”. The singer like David years ago, is a shy just turned 18 year old who is just beginning to find how to use the stage. Like so many good singers, he has his story. his mom left him at 13, and he had to go and live with his grandparents in Florida. A huge history of music in his family and music accomplishments of his own. When I heard the words, I thought of David. Some sites have them both on their front page. Comparisons to Ricky Nelson have been given.

    Now I know you may say you don’t listen to anyone else and no one else compares! True!

    SB

  49. djafan said

    MT, lol Isn’t he something? And you are not odd at all or maybe we’re all odd? haha

    HI Dh!

    Bluesky, Wow that Lindsey is something. She did tweet David hopefully he sees it. I’ll make sure Gina does :)

    David doing the dubstep or any step would sure fire us up and I do believe he can do anything.

    SB, We want to hear David and see David. Someone tweeted him letting him know that a short vlog of him just sitting and smiling would suffice haha. Boy do I concur. As much as I want I know it is out of my control and for me there really isn’t anything he could do well maybe a serial killer ha that would cause me to get of this train :) But I appreciate and understand the wanting of something, of him letting us know what are the plans, which I believe he has.

  50. Gayle122890 said

    As Kristin said, David has been gone for TWO YEARS. I would think there’d be a lot of regrouping, planning, organizing, whatever. Unless I hear “I’m quitting the music scene.” from The Man Himself, this gal isn’t worried. Trust the Archuleta.

  51. Dayzee said

    I just wanna say that I am happy with David. I do not feel he owes me anything, but rather I am in his debt. The gifts he has already given mean the world to me. I could thank him forever and it would still not be enough. I appreciate whatever he does and have no desire to be in charge of his life.

  52. bluesky4home said

    Dayzee… you make me smile!! (((((hugs)))))

  53. tawna21 said

    okay…. what is the dub step? (I know, I know….. old and uninformed) :/

  54. Angelica said

    Tawna,

    Child needs to really try to increase her YT views. 93 million + only this one. lol

  55. Angelica said

    http://www.wikihow.com/Dubstep-Dance

  56. Angelica said

    I think I’ve posted this video before a while back. Dancer is Marquese Scott.

  57. djafan said

    Angelica, incredible view count.

    If have a moment vote for David here and click on here below his video!

    http://www.ryanseacrest.com/2014/04/28/semi-finals-vote-for-your-favorite-american-idol-contestant-of-all-time/

  58. Abrra said

    For the 2nd time in as many months I find myself agreeing with #45 SB. This is scary.

    “He was asked to change his identity from his hair to his clothes, to be apart form those he loved, follow strict living rules and change his name and perhaps there is a struggle to bring back his own identity.”

    I saw the cost of giving up mainstream culture and familial contact in the “I’m Back” video. For me it is hard to watch. More so than the announcement video.

    I see David as hesitant and unsure of what to say. The frequent cut always are very telling. When fans push for something from him because they need to hear from him, this is what happens. For example, something as basic as he needs time to let his brain make the switch back to speaking English. We can take a lot for granted, but then we didn’t go away for 2 years. Let him take things as his own pace.

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    Unknown

    #22 Dorothy
    Fans who are lacking in the patience to have faith in what David is doing right now, will continue to be disappointed. He said in the video above he is readjusting. That means he is not ready to go public with his career. Do you really think a day goes by when he is not thinking of music or the next move he wants to make? He isn’t required to report to fans. He will let us know when he has something, such as he did when he tweeted about the Spanish song he just wrote. When things settle in to a routine and he has more to share, he will. It’s unrealistic to expect him to just pick up where he left off 2 years ago.

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    Unknown

    I see what David is doing and tweeting about as him easing back into his everyday life. He is exploring the world that changed so much while he was in Chile. Reconnecting with friends and catching up on current music. I had hoped his sisters had loaded up his iPod over the months to archive popular songs. The music he has mentioned so far is right on point. He is soaking in the current vibe and learning again how to make his new music relevant.

    #50 Gayle & #51 Dayzee

    Agree 1000000000000% !!

    Thank you Kristin for taking the time to share your thoughts.

    Abrra

  59. MT said

    Abrra,
    I am in agreement. I think we all know he needs time. Music will come but it will take a while. And I felt exactly the same as you describe about the video you posted in 58.

    What I’m enjoying right now is that he is finally showing his personality in his tweets. I missed that as much as the music. He was so serious when he first got back, which was to be expected. But it seems like he is “bringing back the happy” lately. I like that his joy in music is returning and the fun side of him is beginning to bubble up. I loved hearing him say he was dancing like we’ve never seen him to HAPPY and that he’s joking with us on twitter. (He seems to really like that winky smiley. :D )

    One of the things I have always loved most about David is the way he freely shared his joy. I think that’s what I have missed the most. His joy in singing, and even when talking. He shares his joy of life in a way that few can.

    I won’t deny that I hope for a vlog soon but I know it will come when HE’S ready, not me. (I maybe a little ♫ Craaazzzyyy ♫, but not that crazy. LOL) For me, saying I “wish he’d do a Vlog” is just my way of saying that I miss them and I’m looking forward to getting re-acquainted with this new David. I think all of us are looking forward to that.

    I’ve also considered that maybe that first vlog has not been done yet because it is being planned very carefully in a way that will re-introduce him to the public at large rather than just being aimed at his current fan base. If that’s the case, I definitely hope he takes all the time he needs. I want his reappearance to make as big an impact as possible on the public at large. He deserves it.

    Oh, and I saw this tweet that LadyV is going to L.A. I wonder if she and David will get together to write. LOL Yes, I am still in love with Heart Falls Out and wouldn’t mind another collab like that. :D

    Victoria Hornღ♫♕❀✿♥☆ ‏@LadyVmusic · 6h
    @CamdenTownLDN haha i am currently in london writing.. italy in a month then LA for june :)

  60. skydancer1x said

    voted Dja! thanks for the reminder.:)
    Love that video,Crystalize. Angelica,your view count comment, lol,
    yes, pick up the slack Lindsey! haha

    Kristen,
    Sorry to be so late to comment on your article.Thanks for sharing how you feel♥ am loving all the comments here!
    Keeping the faith,and not giving up my seat on the train.
    I love David Archuleta.. he has a permanent place in my heart ,but it doesn’t mean he hasn’t occasionally given me heartburn.lol

    Fen,
    He will do what he will do. I really don’t see any need to wring our hands over anything. LOL

    Bluesky.
    “But really, the energy just feels different to me than before the mission. He is even more of a ninja-inigma in some ways. (And why can’t he be what he wants as he figures things out?) And since I have NO CONTROL (rats!) over how he does things, I can either go along for the ride and just “read a book” and “watch the fun scenery” and “entertain myself” until we “get there”.”

    The energy feels different.Yes, that’s it.different energy,different vibe.

    MT, no not weird at all. I am very curious to meet this new fella.
    <<<I am enjoying these sidebar pics today.
    ♥Hair♥
    care for a Tums anyone?

  61. skydancer1x said

    Abs
    Yes,that video was hard for me to watch, and still is.and I agree with you. It made me realize he was going to really need plenty of space and time to adjust. Just adding the fact he is also a beloved celebrity, doing it with all eyes focused on him has got to be difficult.

  62. ray said

    o dear the love for david shown on this site makes me cry with happeness ,god bless you all

  63. MT said

    How can anyone not be willing to wait for this guy?


    ♥ ♥ ♥

  64. bebereader said

    MT,

    It’s impossible.
    He has our hearts and it’s for keeps.

  65. Abrra said

    WOOHOO! The man is on it!

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    David Archuleta @DavidArchie
    All right, I got Instagram. instagram.com/p/ndqxznly59/

    I have added a link to David’s Instagram on the right sidebar under Official Sites. Click to see his page.
    Abrra

  66. bebereader said

    It’s Betsy’s birthday today!

    Betsy,
    I hope you have a birthday that’s as wonderful as you are!!

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  67. MT said

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BETSY!

    Awwww … David send you a picture for your Birthday! Wasn’t that sweet of him?

    I like the photo he used. :)

  68. betsy said

    Beautifully written article, Kristin.
    Sorry I’ve been awol lol.

  69. betsy said

    Also sorry I had to cut my comment short. My dinner had just arrived and I am HUNGRY!
    Kristin, David needs more young fans like yourself. ♥

  70. Abrra said

    Hey sis!

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    Love and hugs, Kara

  71. Abrra said

    Be sure to follow David on Instagram http://instagram.com/davidarchie

    He has 9,313 since he joined about 90 min ago.

    Abrra

  72. skydancer1x said

    YAY!
    Cake and cupcakes too! Pass the ice cream! :D
    ♫ Happy Birrrrthday, Dear Betsyyyyy♫
    Happy Birthdaaay tooooo♫♪youuuuuuuu!♫ ♫

  73. Dayzee said

    Happy Birthday Betsy! Always fun to see a party on The Voice. Thanks to Bebe and Abrra for the cupcakes and cake and Sky for the lovely musical number. Wishing you a great day Betsy.

    MT, I love to see David surrounded by food. He just seems so happy in that setting.

    Instagram is looking better and better. One photo added a ton of class and handsomeness

  74. MT said

    Dayzee,
    hahaha He does! He is definitely a foodie.

  75. Good Afternoon Everyone!

    I just wanted to thank everyone here for keeping this wonderful fansite such a Happy place. I came out of lurkdom to give you all lots of hugs!

    Kristin….I just loved reading your thoughts….your heart if full of admiration and respect for this young man.
    I agree with all that you have written. Thank you for taking the time to express yourself so beautifully.

    Abbra you thoughts are mine also. However, I could never have expressed as beautifully as you did!
    You have such a wonderful way with words….and always.

    Ray….The comments here made me feel the same way….with tears of happiness. The Voice is a
    Good Place.

    To all the great fans who are “regulars” here….thank you for such positive, supportive comments about David. It just made me so happy to hear fans talking about giving David time and space….as opposed to expressing thoughts about what David needs to do or what he hasn’t done. This was a breath of fresh air!

    I feel that David needs to take all the time he wants to create the kind of career that will allow him to
    “be who he is….and who he wants to be.” I would love to hear from him too, but only if and when he is ready to do it. I don’t want him to feel pressure from the fans.

    David is a classy singer and a classy person. I know that everything that he has done thus far has been carefully created to have his music and his performances reflect who he is. He has a heart of gold uniquely intertwined with the most beautiful voice I have ever heard. Music runs through his veins. I am quite sure he brought all of that back with him from Chile. How he decides to go forward will be wonderful…no matter what that will be. His beautiful voice and his caring spirit will not be denied.

    I am so happy to know that he is taking the time to be with his family, friends, and faith. He needs time to share with the people in his life that he has dearly missed. He will find the right balance for himself, but the balance has to be what he wants it to be. Then and only then will he be happy.

    I love reading the comments of all the people who make this fansite so special. I think everyone here would be a great person to know. :)

    I am going back to lurkdom now…but just want to give you all hugs for keeping David’s heart a priority.
    I have been saddened hearing comments I have read other places.

    David is a gift….and I know he will keep on giving. :)

    I am sorry for such a long comment. That’s why I can’t post often….I ramble. :)

    Have a great night everyone! :)

  76. jans11 said

    ♪♫♪Happy birthday, Betsy! Hope you’re have a good one! ♫♪♫

    51…Dayzee…I agree on David doing more for me that I will ever do for him. When writing to him, I’m always thanking him for what his singing has done for me. Probably sound like a broken record! :) But, I’ll keep on being lil’ ol’ me and be one of his greatest fans no matter where he’s at or what he’s doing!

    65…Oh, yeah! Another great pic! Are there any bad ones?? I think not! Glad to see his followers multiplying so fast!!! Of course!

  77. Abrra said

    Sharon McM

    Thank you for coming out of lurkdom to express your thoughts on this article. This site is here for fans like you to share anything you have to say to or about David. I cry a little in my heart when folks such as you say they are going back to lurking. You have a positive and sweet nature. I would love it if you could participate on each and every post :)

    Welcome to The Voice!

    And a new picture !

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    Brogan Kelby
    It was great having David Archuleta and Dean Kaelin over in the studio today. Two great and very talented people. #music #studio #davidarchuleta #deankaelin
    His website http://www.brogankelby.com/

    Another random tweet. Not sure what it means.

    Katie Fife ‏@halfwayinlove 1h
    My cousin is working with @DavidArchie NBD

    David sends us a “working” picture!

    David Archuleta @DavidArchie
    P.S. Just to let you know what I’m up to right now :) instagram.com/p/neMMj-Fy_Z/

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    davidarchie Writing something pretty exciting here with @dustinonline and @stephaniemabey

    http://www.dustinonline.com

    http://www.stephaniemabey.com

    Abrra

  78. bluesky4home said

    Dear Sharon McM…..

    No. Do not retreat. (though our numbers may be few!!) You express yourself beautifully and these peeps here put up with my wild-eyed ramblings all the time! Why, Kristin is new—- and look at her great article.

    When you add your own comments, you enliven all of us. Thanks so much for commenting now. Hope to hear from you again and again!

    As dear Emily says:

    “They may not need me, but they might.
    I’ll let my head stay just in sight.

    A smile as small as mine may be
    Precisely their necessity!!”

    ^_^

    bluesky

  79. bluesky4home said

    STUDIO!!!! DEAN!!!

    Yeah… he is just better at that ol’ ninja thing. *sigh*

    Dear DA, what did you go and do anyway? Develop a healthy set of boundaries or something?

    That’s okay. I have a secret, too: I know what happens when you sing. ^_^

    Those more capable boundaries may just raise the music higher than ever. And in the space you have created? An earthquake of sound and a tsunami wave of music will take us all where we have never been before.

  80. tawna21 said

    Happy Birthday, Betsy!!! :)

    Dang, I have nothing that allows me to us Instagram! :(

  81. Abrra said

    Tawna time for a cell phone upgrade :)

    Abrra

  82. tawna21 said

    That thought terrifies me, Abrra!!

  83. Abrra said

    Tawna the new phones are all touch screen. If you do buy a new phone, get at least 16GB of storage space to allow for updates. Very user friendly. Don’t be afraid. David did 2 years away. I bet you can figure out an iPhone. There are many tutorials on YouTube. Really simple to use. Any kid will show you how in 5 min.

    I watched David’s concert from Manila on my phone. Now there is an incentive,

    Abrra

  84. tawna21 said

    Abrra, >> “Any kid will show you how in 5 min.” :) That is even more intimidating…. I hate looking stupid to my grandkids ;). I asked my 5 yr old g-son to show me how to play Candy Crush…. he played it about 90 miles an hour and just kept saying you push this and then you do that,.. blah, blah, blah… everytime I thought I had it figured out, I really didn’t… never did get the hang of it, and I haven’t bothered trying to figure it out… I guess I really don’t want to learn it ;)

  85. Angelica said

     photo chocolate2scoopicecreamcone1.jpg

    Did somebody say ice cream? Here you go, Betsy! Have a delicious birthday!

    Well will you look at him all up in the studio singing and recording. I am  photo 7cb7bf46.gif right now.

  86. Kristin said

    Hi guys…oh man…I honestly don’t know what to even say right now from reading all of these comments the past couple of days. Been so overwhelmed by everyone’s responses *takes deep breath* haha where do I even start? Everyone has made many different points and we have come to agreements…but before I go on I want to say something to Sharon McM who recently commented.

    Sharon McM, I got so choked up by your words and to read how reading the comments on here and my post made you so happy and was refreshing to you…*sniffs* thank you so much. Seeing you say that helped me feel I have done my job. Like DJA said on this particular fansite I am new but have been a fan of David for the past couple of years…and I unfortunately like many others have seen the comments you have spoken of. It got so bad last week that I just couldn’t take it anymore and felt I needed to do something…and out came this post. Seeing others sharing the same feelings as I have has also been good to me too…and made me feel less alone with how I feel. Please don’t feel bad about your long comment haha when I first posted here I did the exact same thing :D Please come back on here more often would love to hear more from you. It was my pleasure to read your comment this evening :)

    Quick happy birthday shout out to Betsy!!! Hope you have a wonderful day!! By the way you’re not awol don’t be silly :D I was very touched by your young fans comment thank you for saying that :)

    To Dorothy, I’m sorry that you feel the way you do and feel that David has led you on. I however appreciate your honesty and explaining why you feel the way you do. It has given me a little perspective as to why some fans have felt as they have since his return. I have my opinion as do others and you have yours so I wish you the best. I can’t change your mind nor your thoughts but I pray the best for you. There’s a lot I’d WANT to say…but I honestly have to keep in mind of how one might react especially in your case. I have been hurt by guys in my life too and can understand where you’re coming from…I used to think David was going to disappoint me and be like everyone else…I’m sorry that you feel he has at this moment. Hope things are well.

    Pastel, again I thank you for your comments and for also posting this post on FOD :) I appreciate you spreading the word on this. Again I thank you.

    Jans11, what you said in your comment is EXACTLY why I wrote this post. I have been angry, disgusted, and just saddened to see the comments that I have and that people would even accuse him of what they have was infuriating. But, people are who they are and we can’t change that. The only one people can change is themselves. David is who he is as we all are, and sometimes people need to make decisions.

    Sorry I’m not naming everybody in my comment, should’ve commented sooner than this haha too many people to count!! But yeah, until David says otherwise, it’s all speculation. We just have to trust in him and what’s in our hearts, and depending on who you are, also trust in the Lord.

    Oh and MT you are no oddball you are awesome, keep that in mind :D

    I think I’m not as worried right now because my impatience happened earlier this year. When you see other musicians who are famous and do what they do as opposed to David, it gets VERY frustrating and you question and doubt if ANYTHING can even happen, and that’s what happened to me. Unfortunately I have let a certain someone, aka Bieber, get to me with his antics when I shouldn’t have. That was my fault for not seeing there was no effect on David’s career just because of Bieber’s own choices. They’re two different people…but sometimes…just when you’re about to give up…hope arrives, and that’s what always happened with David. When I almost gave up earlier this year I got a reminder…and my faith reignited in a way that to this day stuns me, and I have God to thank for that.

    Like SB said, I think it’s more we’re worried about if the David we all know and followed from the start is still here…but as he said, “I’m still David, but I feel so much different.” and he’s getting there. It will take time, but he’ll get there :)

    Again I apologize if I left anyone out, there’s so many wonderful comments here that I wish I could acknowledge you all, but know I have read EVERY comment as they’ve come in…and have appreciated your words of encouragement and your own thoughts. It helps to give perspective.

    I want to thank all of you here at The Voice for this opportunity and platform to express what I have and it has been my pleasure to have not only written this, but see that it has made an impact…and reading every single comment was a delight as well so thanks to you all for also taking the time to leave your thoughts!!

    As for David and instagram…good luck getting me on there LOL I’m old-fashioned but either way very nice pics. Hehe he’s up to something :D Have a lovely evening everyone!!!

    Kristin

  87. Abrra said

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    Brogan Kelby ‏@BroganKelby

    @DavidArchie and I in the studio. Watch out! pic.twitter.com/B1LJ4GRcgA

    Abrra

  88. koko21 (nance from ct) said

    Hi, everyone. I’ve never posted here but I read the articles and comments every day, and want to thank you all for your eloquent and positive posts! Not to mention the beautiful pics! Thanks also for “keeping the light on” these past 2 years … this site and FOD have been a God-send for me.

    I’ll try not to ramble here, but please forgive me in advance. haha

    What drew me out particularly today was MT’s post #59 above, which states in part:

    “I’ve also considered that maybe that first vlog has not been done yet because it is being planned very carefully in a way that will re-introduce him to the public at large rather than just being aimed at his current fan base. If that’s the case, I definitely hope he takes all the time he needs. I want his reappearance to make as big an impact as possible on the public at large. He deserves it.”

    I too have been hoping for a vlog because I miss him but also to get a feel for the new David, so we can see for ourselves how he has changed. The “I’m Back” vlog was wonderful and I appreciated him making it so much, but it was very emotional to watch since he had just returned home and seemed to be overwhelmed. I admit to being a bit less patient than I want to be at times, wondering when he would feel comfortable enough to vlog again.

    MT’s words, however, gave me a perspective I hadn’t thought of before. David is so perceptive that he knows as soon as he puts out a vlog, tons of blog and media outlets will inevitably pick it up and spread it all over the internet. It won’t just be a fairly innocuous and intimate message to his hard-core fans like his vlogs used to be. Thinking of it that way, it makes perfect sense that he takes his time and does it right, at his own pace, and when he has something he wants to share with the general public. He will vlog when he’s ready, and we will all rejoice! lol Others have said things in a similar vein, but for some reason, your words here turned on the lightbulb for me, MT. Thanks so much for stating it so simply that it sunk through this little brain!

    One more thing … Abrra kindly handed out some little heart-shaped “I (heart) David” medals in Westbury that I believe she said Sandybeaches had made. I still have it hanging on my pocketbook and it makes me smile every day. So, thank you so much, Abrra and Sandybeaches!

    So sorry for the long post. I’m very excited for what’s to come for David, and for us!

  89. Angelica said

    Well here’s another fine mess he’s gotten me into. I now have an Instagram account.

  90. Abrra said

    Hi Koko
    Thanks for commenting here tonight. It was nice to meet you in Westbury. The heart charm was something that Bebereader had picked up in The Christmas Tree Shop and we have been passing them out to fans when we go to VIP’s or I send them in packages of CD’s. SandyBeaches has been responsible for offering printed bracelets to fans that say ‘Nobody Does It Better!” David Archuleta. She also offered one with a Spanish quote. Info is on the right sidebar.

    Welcome to The Voice! Please post often, fans keep this place alive :)

    Abrra

  91. koko21 (nance from ct) said

    Hi, Abrra:

    Oops, thanks to you and Bebereader for the heart charm! Sorry I got the names mixed up.

    And thanks for the welcome! I’m kind of shy when it comes to posting on message boards, but will try … :)

  92. Abrra said

    #90 Angelica, you remind me of someone :)

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    Abrra

  93. MT said

    Sharon McM & Koko,

    WELCOME TO THE VOICE! Don’t worry about long rambly comments. I do it all the time. haha I am very wordy but no one here seems to mind. :D I hope you’ll comment more.

    Ahhh … the pics above. David is in the studio! *happy* :D

  94. bluesky4home said

    May you have the happiest of Birthdays, Betsy!!!!! (((((BIG HUG))))))

    Yeah, Koko!!

  95. betsy said

    Thanks for all the birthday wishes. I don’t love getting older, but I do love all my friends and the cake my husband made me. :)

  96. Angelica said

    Abrra, I was actually doing my impression of Oliver Hardy and feeling like this.

    Everybody on board the party train! This never gets old to me. lol.

    Koko, SharonMcM, (((rooster))) Thank you. We appreciate you too!

  97. jans11 said

    75…Sharon McM and 88… Koko, welcome to the Voice! You can’t be any shyer than I am, but this sight makes a person really feel welcome, so I don’t worry about blabbing away! :)

    77…Oh David…that first picture is the bomb! haha You are coming along nicely! ♥

    85 & 89…Angelica…you are the best!!

    86…Kristen, I just had the feeling that’s why you wrote this post because that’s the way I felt too when I read some of those comments! So glad you wrote it! ♥

    Love what Ray said….”o dear the love for david shown on this site makes me cry with happeness ,god bless you all”

  98. fenfan said

    #96 Abrra – I think I was right there dancing with you!

    Why do I feel a sudden need to get an Instagram account??????????????

  99. beloirti said

    Instagram?! It will never happen! I’m grateful it came through to me just like my twitter messages do….I’ll be fine.

    Good to see the waters roiling. New blood surfacing. Nice to hear from everyone.

    I wrote David’s Official Fansite about Lindsey Sterling and the fellow who was making her videos back in the beginning. (Devin Graham). I hoped David’s management would look into how they were gaining their success and investigate future opportunities for David. Here two years later, it appears to still be viable. The music business has changed so much—and ours lives as well….Instagram? Indeed.

    Recently I came across a new thing in radio. Baby Boomers may appreciate it more than others. An internet radio station that plays BB music. Being a BB myself, I feel transported…I’d love to hear David’s rendition of some of these old songs. Listen at http://www.streamlicensing.com/play/player.php?sid=809&stream_id=1413 if you are interested.

    Oh, what a happy time. All is well. David is home.

  100. Abrra said

    Beloirti

    I am hooked! Thanks for that link to streaming 60’s oldies music. The sound quality is very good. I like that a small player window pops out so that you don’t need to keep the web site open. Just minimize the small player and you have access to turning it on or off or pause as needed. I am going to add it to my phone’s desktop.
    Take that Pandora and your silly ads!

    Angelica

    I was giving my interpretation of your Dry Wit. :cool:

    David’s instagram has 13,148 in about 12 hours. For those who don’t have the app, you can click the link on the right sidebar under his Official Sites to see his page.

    Abrra

  101. Good Morning Everyone!

    Thank you all for being so welcoming with your kind words and thoughts. This does feel like a cozy warm place where all are invited and included! I have always felt that way! I have always been intimidated to join in the conversations as you all are such great writers. What has always drawn me to this Happy place is the thoughtful, caring way in which you always support David and each other. There is so much kindness that I feel being passed around here.

    As an older fan….I don’t always know what my place as a fan should be. However, I know the age of my heart is much much younger than the age of my body. I have chosen to be who I am and enjoy the things in my life that bring me such happiness. David does that, so I will always be a David fan….no matter what my age!!!

    The admiration and respect that I have for David….and for the fans who support him so positively….always bring me such joy. David is like a beacon that draws me to his inner spirit and light. When the weight of the world pulls me down….I can always watch a video where I hear David’s beautiful voice, feel his soul through his his uplifting messages, and see his brilliant smile. It is then when I feel peaceful again. He always encourages me to be a better person….just by his example. That is pretty powerful. You are never too old to become a better “you”.

    David’s heart is really needed in our world, and I am sure you all share this feeling too. Whatever David decides to do, I know his special spirit will light up the world.

    I do think that God has a very special plan for David. I think that his gift will continue to inspire and nurture goodness….not just through his words, but more through his example.

    This rambling grammy is off now to begin my day, but I just had to come and thank you all for sharing such wonderful messages of support and thanksgiving for David. He really deserves it! :)

    Thank you Bluesky, Abbra, Kristen, and MT for the warmth and kindness you shared for me and for each other. :) It made me feel like coming out of lurkdom to chat with you all.

    P>S>….Beloirti…..I LOVED the link to the Retro station. My hubby and I were listening and singing with the songs this morning. Thank you for sharing it, it is bookmarked now!!!

    HUGS TO ALL!!! TGIF…It’s Friday!!! Have a great day!!! :)

    S-McM

  102. Abrra said

    Sharon McM

    Beautiful post. None of us are experienced “writers”, just fans who care for this wonderful artist. Your post is proof positive that you are also a writer. :) Any time you want to share your thoughts on what ever is happening in Archuletaville, please do!!

    Instagram count 13,292

    Abrra

  103. PandasMama said

    First, Happy belated Birthday, Betsy! Hope you had a great day.

    Well, I’ve been occupied for a few days with “other stuff,” but I see David has been busy doing some of the things the fan base was wanting him to do: Connect with fellow music lovers and Create Music! That makes me happy.

    Instagram? Darn you, David! Now I actually have to figure out how to use the app I installed almost a year ago just to make my 10 year old niece happy. David and Technology are moving us along again.

    And speaking of Technology (and the article of mine published here about the Music Business), the class I took is being offered again starting May 27. It is through edX.org and is FREE if you sign up to audit the course. If anyone has a couple of hours a week and an interest in what this crazy music business is all about, go to this site and check it out. You won’t be sorry. (Maybe confused by the legal stuff, but not sorry.)

    https://www.edx.org/course/berkleex/berkleex-mb110x-introduction-music-1787#.U2O2bPldV8F

  104. djafan said

    Good Morning!

    Busy day today but just wanted to stop buy and say how blessed I feel to have you all here ♥

    Happy Birthday Betsy! A birthday is not a birthday without this!!!

  105. Dayzee said

    TY Djafan for the birthday song. I hope we never lose that one, it’s my favorite.

  106. emmegirl14 said

    Betsy, Belated Happy Birthday, hope it was one of your best! Feels good to see our beachgirl again :)

    Welcome Sharon McM!

    SB … ” If you did a poll, I believe that you would find that everyone just wants to know of him as the person he was because he seems (maybe just to us), unsure of the person he is right now. He was asked to change his identity from his hair to his clothes, to be apart form those he loved, follow strict living rules and change his name and perhaps there is a struggle to bring back his own identity.”

    and Abrra … “Fans who are lacking in the patience to have faith in what David is doing right now, will continue to be disappointed. He said in the video above he is readjusting. That means he is not ready to go public with his career. Do you really think a day goes by when he is not thinking of music or the next move he wants to make? He isn’t required to report to fans. He will let us know when he has something, such as he did when he tweeted about the Spanish song he just wrote. When things settle in to a routine and he has more to share, he will. It’s unrealistic to expect him to just pick up where he left off 2 years ago.”…..

    Thank you for your insight, compassion and wisdom.

    In the studio :))
    ♥ u D

  107. Abrra said

    AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

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    davidarchie
    3 hours ago
    It’s amazing to be a tío! Meet my little niece Violeta :)

    It's amazing to be a tío! Meet my little niece Violeta :)

    A photo posted by David Archuleta (@davidarchie) on

    David Archuleta @DavidArchie
    I’m an uncle! instagram.com/p/ngoNZilyyE/

    Panda
    I signed up to audit the music business course! Thanks so much for bringing the link here.

    Abrra

  108. Kristin said

    CUTENESS :D oh David David David hahaha him and kids, the perfect combo

  109. jans11 said

    David and Violeta is totally sweetness overload!! ♥♥♥♥ He looks so happy! Thanks for sharing, David!

  110. tawna21 said

    Beloirti, thank you for the streaming link!!! The first song played for me “To Know Him Is To Love Him” ;) #providence

  111. Abrra said

    Tawna

    I just popped in on the stream and they were playing ‘Hang Down Your Head Tom Dooley” LOL I had a flashback to my childhood. I used to go along for the ride to drop my father at work at a motel that was located near a drive in movie theater. There must have been a movie about this song or related topic, because there was a dummy (body) hanging from a scaffold right in front of the marquee. Nothing like a bit of promo! Nice huh? Not. hehe

    Abrra

  112. tawna21 said

    Abrra, that’s quite the memory…. Tom Dooley is quite a downer song I must say….. and I must say that I’m lovin’ this stream :)

  113. fenfan said

    #107 – Finally, a picture of him smiling with his eyes. I had been waiting for that.

    #103 PandasMama – Thanks for the course info. I signed up for it. Abrra – see you in class!

  114. Hi Abbra and all.

    I am practicing posting the comment button! lol I will spare you a long rambly comment though!

    Thank you so much for you kind words and encouragement. They meant alot from someone who usually has “Post Comment remorse”. lol You always make your visitors feel so welcome. I will be back now and again to share my thoughts…because of the warm acceptance and kindness I feel here. Thank you so much!

    I sure did love seeing David’s little niece! Babies are the best of everything aren’t they? David looked so happy ! Oh My…Little Violeta is such a cutie patootie! It was so nice of David to share that sweet moment with his fans!

    Enjoy your Sat. everyone! It’s a busy one for me! :)
    Hugs to All!

    S-McM

  115. Dayzee said

    Sharon, that comment button can be so intimidating. “Post Comment Remorse” is something we all live with. However, if no one ever pressed that button this lovely place would disappear.

    I had a David dream last night. My friend and I were high in the rafters at his concert, but as he sang the first song our seats magically floated forward until we were practically sharing the piano bench with David. . Due to the Arizona “not a David concert” I know this can happen. I hope to enjoy that situation again soon. Thanks to Djafan who was our fearless leader at chair scooting.

    Okay, going to tap that Post Comment.

  116. clairerolfe35 said

    Oh, I did want to mention how contented little Violeta looks basking in David’s glow

  117. Abrra said

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