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David Archuleta ~ Getting the Job Done

Posted by Abrra on Saturday, May 3, 2014

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I watched the movie Jobs recently. Steve Jobs was an extremely bright and fiercely independent man who knew thoroughly the ins and outs of computing. What does this have to do with David Archuleta you ask? David was not even on my radar until I saw an overhead camera panning shot of the Apple Campus. As the courtyard came into view, I saw the stage where David sang Imagine to a crowd of employees and their families. Everyone was having a picnic lunch while David sang and played the piano. After that I got lost in the story again.

Until the very end.

Steve Jobs was seated in a studio as he spoke into the microphone to record a voice over for a commercial. Here are the words he said:

“Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.”

This is where thoughts of David came rushing back to my mind.

The ones who see things differently…

Now you’re thinking, David Archuleta a rule breaker? I submit that he is, when it comes to his art. In his vlog informing fans he had decided to part ways with his label, Jive, he spoke of building a foundation. Not a prefabricated industrially manufactured edifice, but one of his own vision and making. He is laying it down brick by brick. There is a saying in art, “form follows function.” What is the function of what he wants to achieve through his art? When the structure rises into view, it will take a form that will truly reflect who he is as an artist.

When David posted a picture of a songwriting session, fans were happy to see some progress. We looked up who these unknown (to us) artists were and what their music sounded like. I was not disappointed.

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You see, I trust his musical judgement. Writing his first song in Spanish was so logical. To me it was as if he was releasing that language that has been in his head for 2 years. Letting it go to make some room for English words to flow again.

So much has been speculated about what his new sound will be. Will he change locations to write with established songwriters? Will a recording label ask him to sign a contract? When is he moving out of Utah to be around more mainstream music? Does he know what fans want or expect from him?

We know what he wants and expects from fans. He told us.

Patience.

David’s progress may not fit into anyone else’s timeline of success. But he knows himself well enough to set his own pace to get whatever he does, done to his liking. He won’t be rushed to satisfy others. I firmly believe that David will be recognized for his work in music, once he digs deep into his soul and lays it bare for all the world to see.

 

112 Responses to “David Archuleta ~ Getting the Job Done”

  1. Patricia Ann said

    Wow – incredibly well said and I agree with every word.

  2. Harold Weinstein said

    Abrra
    You hit the nail right on the head . He will be recognized for what he creates at his timetable . We have to give him space to creat and thrive. He has a lot of catching up with family and friends and the new things on the home front . Love the picture with his niece he looks so happy . Great write up of the situation that david confront. Wisdom !!!!

  3. Abrra said

    Patricia Ann & Harold
    Thanks for your response. Nothing I like more than fan discussions.What David does so well cannot be rushed. It appears that he realizes that he can’t please everyone. When he gets it right for himself, the rest of us will know it too. Anticipating some very special songs by the man he brought back.

    Who’s coming to chat tonight? I want lots of company :)

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    http://www.livestream.com/thevoiceunplugged

    Abrra

  4. bluesky4home said

    Dear Abrra:

    “Now you’re thinking, David Archuleta a rule breaker? I submit that he is, when it comes to his art. In his vlog informing fans he had decided to part ways with his label, Jive, he spoke of building a foundation. Not a prefabricated industrially manufactured edifice, but one of his own vision and making. He is laying it down brick by brick. There is a saying in art, “form follows function.” What is the function of what he wants to achieve through his art? When the structure rises into view, it will take a form that will truly reflect who he is as an artist.

    When David posted a picture of a songwriting session, fans were happy to see some progress. We looked up who these unknown (to us) artists were and what their music sounded like. I was not disappointed.”

    Love you, lady!!

    When I read your post these are the thoughts that come to my mind:

    1. “David is the whole package.” Uh-huh. But… the whole package of … what… exactly? When a young man has: looks, talent, connects with the audience, has just enough “push” to throw himself out there, that is the saying we often hear. However, I kinda think that when they say that, what they really mean is: The “whole package” that makes it easy for them to sell, label, distribute, promote and replicate him. DA is not that package. Not for them and not for us. His art is too personal to him. He is too much of an individual. And he has no intention of being anyones “package” but his own. When he wrote that he wanted to be like Tony Bennett, well, it was then that I quit worrying about him and began to worry that I wouldn’t live long enough to see all that he could do. ^_^

    2. “Fans were happy to see some progress”. Well… for me it is kind of like watching the cocoon reaaaallllllllyyyyy closely. In other words: I don’t think he ever stopped thinking and planning and writing and singing and considering…. I don’t think he ever will. It is just that he may not even have the words to describe to us what he sees and hears and imagines. He may have no idea how it will all fit together. He may be “trusting” even more than we are. But that doesn’t mean he does not have a plan. It just means that the plan has not yet taken a form that is easily communicable.

    3. I find his choice of companions interestingly compelling. Dustin Christensen: his soulfulness and the tone of his voice reminds me of Dan Fogelberg. Not bad, DA. A very thoughtful choice. Stephanie Maybe: she echoes for me the newer sounds in melody I have heard crop up these last couple of years. She lifts and explores around the “box” as it were. And…. a girl singer singing about other things than love? Yes, they do exist!! (“Lights”, anyone?) Lastly, Brogan Kelly. Brogan has the most “mainstream” sound of the three – but only in-so-far as I have listened. His sound is most like what one might hear on the radio. He also has great skills in producing, editing, etc. his own work. Nice.

    I expect that DA will connect with multiple (on multiple!) talents, genres, people, experience, etc. to find the “package” that fits what he sees and hears inside. He is the true “delivery” man. And he will find the way that works for him to deliver his heart to those who want to hear it.

    He has been a most patient listener to his own heart. I want to hear what he hears.

  5. Dayzee said

    Abrra, that is beautiful.. Your words “not a prefabricated industrially manufactured edifice” really struck me. That phrase is the exact antithesis of the way David lives his life and works at his career. I am in awe of the foundation David has begun. Trying to please everyone is a big mistake in any walk of life.

    Harold mentioned the need for space to create. It is true that you cannot spark genius by twisting an arm. The pic above showing David relaxed on a piano bench surrounded by friends and music looks like a good place to me.

    Bluesky, “He has been a most patient listener to his own heart. I want to hear what he hears.” I love you. But I feel inadequate to post directly after your prose.

  6. bluesky4home said

    Dear Dayzee – I always read your comments with great appreciation. I love your insights, your personal stories, and your viewpoint. I love it here at The Voice because they accept me the way that I am and do not think I am too strange.

    Sometimes I compare myself to others and really wish that I could write more as they do (ask Angelica!!). But Angelica and others here have all taught me that it is okay to just be who we are. That it is okay to “come out and play” together. You are amazing. (not making this up!!!)

    The Voice is about DA, and how he makes us feel when he sings. When you “sing”, your voice is true. Thank you for just being you.

    (If it helps… I haven’t dusted my living room for a month. *_*)

  7. emmegirl14 said

    Nicely state Abrra, and I agree with this 1000 percent,
    “I firmly believe that David will be recognized for his work in music, once he digs deep into his soul and lays it bare for all the world to see.” Just so excited for him to be writing and recording.

    bluesky, I really enjoyed your thoughts on the artists he is currently working with, I liked what I heard too – only you can say it alot prettier than I.

  8. ray said

    yes guys ,iagree with all of you, thisa is why i love this site, you all get david

  9. Abrra said

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    These are my sister’s, but I thought I’d try seeing the world differently.

    Abrra

  10. emmegirl14 said

    There’s a marked difference in the wording of his tweets.
    One most likely that will be reflected in his songwriting as well. Increasingly anxious for his new music. I kinda love this tweet.

  11. Abrra said

    Emmegirl

    MATURITY! ( in spades)

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    Abrra

  12. jans11 said

    David will always be a breaker of the rules of someone that wants to control him. He knows what he wants and if he has a problem arise he relies on the man upstairs to guide him to do whats best for him. Like I said before, he is a brilliant enigma…he has to be, to be able to do what he has accomplished in the short 23 yrs of his life. And THE VOICE..his voice, is his special gift for us fans and we will always enjoy what he gives us, when he gives it. ♥

  13. Abrra said

    Bluesky You said it better than I could. David defines Individual. I won’t ever discount those he chooses to work with even though they may not be celebrities in the business, they are potential superstars!

    Dayzee Thank you for the kind words. David continues to work on that foundation with each project he takes on.

    Ray It was nice to see you pop in to chat and say Hi! You are beloved by many here.

    Jan You nailed it. David answers to the highest power. All others will have to stand in line.

    Here is today’s Sunday puzzle. May he always be surrounded by music.

    http://www.jigsawplanet.com/?rc=play&pid=169a5fb6e13f

    Abrra

  14. ray said

    tried chat last night but what ever i tyoed did not show up so i left,i come every sat but can,t always log in ,just so you know, i am always spying on you guys LOL

  15. tawna21 said

    Abrra, as usual, your written word has inspired me. It really is the smoothie that I needed to energize my soul and lift my heart. I’m one who has been impatient the last little bit, and this article has reminded me that ‘I’ have no control over David and his future. He is the one in charge and he is, as before, doing it the way he feels it needs to be done. I’ve been impressed the last few days with his postings and I especially like the comment “seeing the world differently”. Although it may be cryptic (that’s what has ruffled me lately), it has a leading thought in it. Yes, he’s still here and on his game. I’ll be here when the gun goes off and the game starts. These little preambles to his constitution are becoming important national treasures.

    ” When the structure rises into view, it will take a form that will truly reflect who he is as an artist.” I totally get this and accept it…. what a perfect thought.

    All the other comments have reminded me of what a glorious place this is to be…. Thanks to all of you. ♥

    Oh, one more thing. I hope you are all having the beautiful, sunshiny, Spring morning that Utah is having. I love thinking that I’m sharing this beauty with David.

  16. ray said

    ps as always david is doing things his way and i love it

  17. tawna21 said

    Hey Bluesky! I keep getting an email in my spam folder for an offer from BlueSky Auto Loans … you got somethin’ goin’, girlfriend? Love ‘ya!!! :)

  18. Abrra said

    #14 Ray There is no requirement to login other than to pick a name for chat.No password is required although there is a space for it if you choose to use one. I did see your name and greeting when you chatted briefly, so you were there. Perhaps you lagged and chat was delayed. You might have an out of date version of Adobe flashplayer. Get help with that and try again.

    Abrra

  19. Abrra said

    Tawna What ever time it takes, in the end it will be worth the wait.

    Random quote from Dolly Parton (from Rolling Stone) on trying out new things in her music, “I’m willing to try new things.” “I am as old as yesterday, but as new as tomorrow. I see myself as an old ocean, making new waves.” Those are words any artist can relate to.
    It’s said that you are only as good as your last hit. I disagree with that cynical attitude. It’s your hits that sustain you over the rough times and allow you to create new hits.

    Abrra

  20. emmegirl14 said

    Tawna21 #15 ♥
    I had read somewhere that it takes about a year to reacclimate after coming home – that helps me to keep it in perspective.

  21. Angelica said

    Re # 11 post, Abrra. Collage by Pocoelsy

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  22. Abrra said

    Who is the fairest of them all? David!!!

    Abrra

  23. MT said

    Abrra,
    Love this and love the quote of Steve Jobs. Yes, David will walk to the beat of his own drum and he’ll get there when he’s ready. I’m waiting around to see where he takes us.

    RE: 11 & 21.
    Maybe David could walk around in public with glasses on and no one would know it was him. It worked for Superman! :)

  24. bluesky4home said

    17 Tawna21… Nope, not me! Kinda funny, though. ^_^ That is a company I have never heard of.

    The name I picked “bluesky” has a personal meaning for me. And it isn’t Car Ins. (chuckle!!) Love ya right back, lady!

  25. bluesky4home said

    Erm… I meant Auto Loans, not car ins. (I think I just need to do the puzzle……)

  26. Abrra said

    Sunday tweet!

    @DavidArchie Watching a dear friend, Elder M. Russell Ballard, speak on the #cesdevo right now. Incredible man. lds.org/broadcasts/wat…

    https://www.lds.org/broadcasts/watch/ces-devotionals/2014/05?cid=HPFR050214762&lang=eng

    Abrra

  27. jans11 said

    Another great puzzle, Abs!! :)

    To me, David is very much a Superman!! So far, he has mastered everything he has set out to do. I’m sure that it will always be that way, so I’ll be here to see what other great things he does! He looks very intellectual with the specks on!! lol He doesn’t ever take a bad photo, the lucky dog! :)

    Ray, you are a man of a few words, but those words mean so much! ♥

    Good to have a Sunday tweet again! ♥ Thanks, David.

  28. tawna21 said

    I find it very interesting that David rarely used to tweet anything on Sundays, but since coming home it’s not uncommon. I do believe I like it that way! :)

  29. djafan said

    Abrra, YES! You’ve done a great work here. I know we’re all different and I was so anxious to have him back with all ready to hit the road but I was only thinking of me. But here we have David and we’re in the midst of his building, brick by brick, and I’m more than ok with that. I love this, it’s perfectly stated.

    This is where thoughts of David came rushing back to my mind.

    The ones who see things differently…

    Now you’re thinking, David Archuleta a rule breaker? I submit that he is, when it comes to his art. In his vlog informing fans he had decided to part ways with his label, Jive, he spoke of building a foundation. Not a prefabricated industrially manufactured edifice, but one of his own vision and making. He is laying it down brick by brick. There is a saying in art, “form follows function.” What is the function of what he wants to achieve through his art? When the structure rises into view, it will take a form that will truly reflect who he is as an artist.

    The picture with glasses, wow. The man. wow. Threw me of kilter and that statement coming from a man that always has a message has me in deep thought. Could it be a song title? A lyric? An album title? Oh the possibilities. I’m on the edge and it feels soooo good lol

  30. bebereader said

    Good job, Abs!

    I’ve always thought that David marched to the beat of his own drum, dating back to American Idol days when he chose to sit on the floor of the stage rather than choose sides as directed by Randy.

    I think I had unrealistic expectations when I thought things would pick up where they left off when David got home. I can’t even imagine what he’s going through now, having to learn how the world has changed in the last two years while at the same time, rebuilding a career. I hope takes as long as he wants and doesn’t feel rushed. I also hope it helps him to know that he has fans who will wait for him.

    #21 Angelica!
    Clark Kent! That’s who David in glasses reminded me of but I didnt get it until I saw pocoelsy’s collage. Thanks for bringing it here

  31. djafan said

    David Archuleta made the Ryan Seacrest contest finals! Was posted David’s facebook so I vote! Once every 12 hours! Go here >>

    http://www.ryanseacrest.com/2014/05/05/finals-vote-for-your-favorite-american-idol-contestant-of-all-time/

  32. Abrra said

    Djafan Thanks! I know when I try on someone else’s glasses I sure see the world differently. lol Simple as that.

    Bebe I appreciated your words. I just try to keep it real where David is concerned.

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    Catching up and moving forward at the same time is a daunting task. Kinda like playing the violin and chewing gum ? Haha

    Abrra

  33. bebereader said

    Abs#32
    “I just try to keep it real where David is concerned.”

    haha Abs. Thats funny, considering that pic is so fake. ;)

    But lovely, just the same.

  34. Abrra said

    Just my dry wit at work ;)

    OMG! Grumpy Cat (@mgrumpycat) is now following you on Twitter!

    Abrra

  35. Angelica said

    So would love to enlarge Dustin’s laptop screen to read the words to that song. I really like the quirky, clever lyrics of Stephanie Mabey. Never heard anything quite like her songs. They are a good fit for David. Justin seems more serious, soulful, while Brogan is very electronic pop, if that is the phrase I’m looking for, with a smattering of auto-tune but I like a bit of that, so long as it’s not used to mask a weak voice and his voice is a good one. They all have good voices, but you know, there is one that is better than good. I’m excited to hear what he does with that voice on these new songs and influences. Especially after a period of near musical dormancy accompanied by what must at times have been very enriching emotionally.

    Yes, David will always do things his way. I don’t think he’s motivated by money or even fame. I think he “sees the world differently.” He’s a artist and he does art for art’s sake it seems to me. He does it because he loves music and connecting in a meaningful way with the audience. I really think he likes smaller, more intimate venues. Once he said in an interview that he placed a limit on the tickets sold at a large auditorium in SLC, against the advice of TPTB at the time. He said something pretty close to, “Just because I can, doesn’t mean I should.” Snap!

    So we wait for what I think will be a pretty awesome album in the not too distant future. I’m thinking this summer will be time enough, lol. But what do I know? We do know so far that he has “one” Spanish song written, (maybe more in the chute?) a song with Stephanie and Justin, maybe two? another with Brogan, a rumored writing session with Lady V coming up in June in LA, possibly others. It only takes 10 songs to make an album and he could quite possibly be half way there.

  36. skydancer1x said

    Good read Abs! And a terrific article :D
    Love the quote by Jobs so much I want to bring it down here again.

    “Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.”

    I can definitely see how your thoughts turned to David upon reading that quote!

    I think I have now comfortably settled in, to a more patient “wait mode” as a fan of the best singer on the planet♥

    Love that collage by Poco!

  37. lynnella said

    I don’t comment too often, but that last comment #36, says it all for me.

    “I think I have now comfortably settled in, to a more patient “wait mode” as a fan of the best singer on the planet♥”

    I’ve been seeing a bunch of wild comments on another (unamed) site, some of which border on hysterical. It’s like these people, who supposedly follow David closely, had no idea of who he really is. How could anyone not know what a spiritual person he is. He’s never hidden it, and now that he’s decided to be a bit more vocal on the subject, people are in panic mode.

    I’m glad that he finally feels free enough to share more of that side of himself. Especially, since I’m sure to him, that is the most important part of who he is. I, for one, feel very peaceful inside regarding “the wait” that others seem to be dreading. Some have even gone so far as to say they will quit following him if he doesn’t line up to their expectations. To them I say, have at it. David doesn’t owe anything to anyone, and can do what he feels is right for him. Those of us who are true fans of the man and his voice, want only what’s right for him, not for him to change himself to please us or anyone else. He has to be happy with himself in order to create. I will just be grateful for whatever comes our way. He hasn’t disappointed me yet, and I don’t think he ever will. David, to thine own self be true.

    Lynne

  38. Abrra said

    Angelica I did the same thing in trying to see what music was on the laptop. GMTA! I will agree that for David to share all sides of his life is showing he has matured. For me its all about the music. i am not interested so much about his personal life. As long as he is happy and can tap into where ever music takes him to write and perform, I am a happy fan.

    Thank you again for the fantastic art edits you do for this site. They are as much a treat as the articles they accompany.

    Sky Thanks for repeating that quote. I actually got teary as I heard it read out loud in the final scene. It seems to address the “great ones” that we are fortunate enough to share our existence with in our lives. The unique talented people who give of their gift for the benefit of the the rest of us.

    Lynnella I am THRILLED when you comment here. Lurking causes weight gain, don’t you know? Save your self the trouble and make commenting your new diet. Post more please :)

    Seriously, I agree with your philosophy 1000000000000000%.
    “want only what’s right for him, not for him to change himself to please us or anyone else. ”

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    He has to be free to express himself in order for the creative juices to flow.

    Abrra

  39. MT said

    Oooohhhh Maybe our first video contact will be a music video for his new Spanish song!!

    Wouldn’t that be great? haha *Dreaming* But you never know. :D

  40. lynnella said

    Thanks, Abrra. This is the only David site I feel safe and comfortable commenting on. The people who come here aren’t combative. I have posted once or twice on another one, but was almost afraid to see the comments that followed. The people on this site don’t have their own agendas that they are trying to promote. We just love David and want the best for him. Love this site and all of the admins. and those who write the articles. Always so encouraging and never negative. I’ll try to post more.

    Lynne

  41. bluesky4home said

    37 Lynnella: Amen to your comment. Love the way you express yourself. So very glad you will be back!
    ^_^

    “Some have even gone so far as to say they will quit following him if he doesn’t line up to their expectations. To them I say, have at it. David doesn’t owe anything to anyone, and can do what he feels is right for him. Those of us who are true fans of the man and his voice, want only what’s right for him, not for him to change himself to please us or anyone else. He has to be happy with himself in order to create. I will just be grateful for whatever comes our way. He hasn’t disappointed me yet, and I don’t think he ever will. David, to thine own self be true.”

  42. tawna21 said

    Lynnella, thank you for your comment…. “Some have even gone so far as to say they will quit following him if he doesn’t line up to their expectations. To them I say, have at it. David doesn’t owe anything to anyone, and can do what he feels is right for him. Those of us who are true fans of the man and his voice, want only what’s right for him, not for him to change himself to please us or anyone else. He has to be happy with himself in order to create. I will just be grateful for whatever comes our way. He hasn’t disappointed me yet, and I don’t think he ever will. David, to thine own self be true.”

    I was one of those “concerned” (said without shame) fans a few weeks ago. Although, I’ve not been one of those who ever swore off of being a fan. I know very well that it takes time to re-claim who you are when you come home from a mission (or anywhere you’ve been for a length of time). I let go of the reasoning that getting back into a normal routine doesn’t happen overnight. David is having to adjust to North American life again, become acquainted with new family members, and re-acquainted with the rest of the clan, he has things on the table now that he can participate in freely. Things like dating, going to college, and more. He needs to do those things — obviously he thinks so as well. :) Not only does he have all of the above on his plate, but he also has a career that is being jump-started again. He put on hold for two years this career. While he was able to sing and use his voice (lucky Chileans) during that time, he wasn’t able to keep the business fires going. I’m sure that his management kept them smoldering, but now they have got to get some flame going. It appears it’s being fed. I’m finding it easier to be patient as I realize all of this… it sometimes takes me some time, but I usually get there. Thanks, again, to all of you here for keeping me afloat. ♥

  43. Kristin said

    Lynnella, please comment more often. What you said was much appreciated and yes you are among people that respect the man and love him :). Like you I also feel comfortable on this particular site and feel more accepted FOR ME. I dealt more with being judged and looked down upon by some fans because of my age *I’m around David’s age* and how I view the man. I liked when you said this: “It’s like these people, who supposedly follow David closely, had no idea of who he really is.”

    Unfortunately you’re right…I have discovered that and it’s left me disgusted and infuriated. It’s sad that some people just don’t see the remarkable man that’s behind all of the celebrity crud!! It is what it is unfortunately…but yeah…these people who follow him closely should TAKE THE TIME to really get to know him, they’d be amazed at what they overlooked. Hopefully one day they’ll see differently…

    This was very true: “Some have even gone so far as to say they will quit following him if he doesn’t line up to their expectations. To them I say, have at it. David doesn’t owe anything to anyone, and can do what he feels is right for him. Those of us who are true fans of the man and his voice, want only what’s right for him, not for him to change himself to please us or anyone else. He has to be happy with himself in order to create. I will just be grateful for whatever comes our way. He hasn’t disappointed me yet, and I don’t think he ever will. David, to thine own self be true.”

    David NEVER owed anyone a dang thing. That some would quit following him just because of dang expectations is their loss. They want to do that then that’s their decision. Exactly on true fans want only what’s right for him and that’s what people should maybe think about more instead of what THEY want. One has to be happy with themselves with whatever they do above all else and it’s dang refreshing someone cares about that more than the other things famous wise. Need more like that…

    Ok stopping there before I say more I made my point haha. But again Lynnella thank you for your comments and please come back :) love to hear more of what you have to say.

    Tawna, I think all of us time and again have hit that doubt period and for some it’s earlier or later *for me it was back in January* but good for you on letting go on the reasoning and congrats on your realizations!! Very proud of you :) Like you said: “I’m finding it easier to be patient as I realize all of this… it sometimes takes me some time, but I usually get there” Amen to that it does take a bit of time, and effort when you sit down to think about it, but eventually you get to where you need to go :) Sometimes you just gotta keep pushing at it until you hit an understanding, then it’s worth it :) it’s always worth it

    Hope everyone’s been having a lovely and happy Tuesday!!

    Kristin

  44. bluesky4home said

    Tawnaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!! <3<3<3<3

  45. djafan said

    Lynnela, Great comment and great to see you posting some more making some very good points. The goal of this fan site is to celebrate David Archuleta, the voice, the artist, and the man. And even when our opinions differ the respect for each other and David rule.

    Kristin, You being David’s age and voicing your thoughts on being his fan warm my heart. Some think that David only has “older” fans that the younger fans have moved on the bieber or mahone. And here you are showing that young fans do appreciate David the artist and value his character. From what I see on twitter there are many more.

    Tawna, you are so cute. Yesterday I had a miner meltdown, how dare David not tweet us on 5 de Mayo??? haha I tell you we all have our moments.

    So crazy me thought I’d try to coax him out lol

    djafan#DA2014 @djafanTheVoice · 22h
    @davidarchie Hmmm Cinco de Mayo tweet? Tortilla chips & salsa? Guacamole I think I love u? Esperando…. :)

    djafan#DA2014 @djafanTheVoice · 22h
    @DavidArchie Un mensaje en espanol? Una cancion en espanol? Una cena latina? Esperando…. :)

  46. djafan said

    Kari Sellards ‏@kariontour 3m
    Lets vote! I did! FINALS: I voted for @DavidArchie as my favorite @AmericanIdol contestant of all-time! Vote here: http://onair.rs/IdolFinalRound

    Mietra Aarabi ‏@MietraAarabi 5m
    I voted for @DavidArchie as my favorite @AmericanIdol contestant of all-time!
    Vote here: http://onair.rs/IdolFinalRound

    ???
    Meghan ‏@representmahone 1h
    I just saw David Archuleta driving on the freeway!

  47. djafan said

    David tweets!

    Pizza anyone!

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic
    ‏@DavidArchie
    I made a pizza http://instagram.com/p/nq5l1SFy6X/

  48. bluesky4home said

    Just the “for what it’s worth department”…. I have many acquaintances in Mexico through my work. In September of each year they have a big celebration for their Independence Day. May 1st? Not so much. It really is not that special in Mexico as a holiday, while September is.

    Funny how we took to it here. *who knew!?!?!*

  49. Abrra said

    Dear David,
    Did you drive on the highway to the barber shop?

    How long before Snowangelzz has him working at Dominos? haha
    Abrra

  50. ray said

    no he,s has opened a pizza palor,dang ther goes his music carreir

  51. MT said

    Tawna,
    LOL I definitely have my moments, too. Sometimes I feel like “When is he going sing? When are we going to hear his sound?!? Come on, David! Please! ” Think it might have been yesterday? haha Today I am more Zen about it. It depends on the day. :D That’s just how I am.

    But I’m definitely anxious/excited to hear his new sound. Can’t wait, can’t wait, can’t wait! Yet here I sit, and wait. So, I guess I CAN wait after all. ;)

    Abrra,
    LOL about him working at Dominos.

  52. MT said

    Ray,
    Nooooooo!

    Oh wait, he could be the singing deliver man! I’d order a pizza every week. Think they deliver to Mississippi? “Hi David. I’ll have a large pepperoni please, with a side order of Your Eyes Don’t Lie.” 30 minutes? Okay!”

  53. lynnella said

    Thanks to everyone for the kind remarks to my post. I knew I wasn’t alone in my feelings and wishes for David. So glad to hear from Kristin. Sometimes I wish I was that young. Actually, I have a grandson David’s age, and he likes him too. With David it’s not an age thing, it’s a good taste in music and character thing. If I can’t respect an artist, I don’t care how well they sing, I won’t follow them. David has it all.

    Lynne

  54. tawna21 said

    What would I do if I saw David Archuleta driving on the freeway?! I shudder to think about it! :) :)

  55. Kristin said

    Hello again Lynnella and thank you for your words :) Nice that your grandson likes David hehe

    ” If I can’t respect an artist, I don’t care how well they sing, I won’t follow them.”

    This comment you made is EXACTLY why this man is one of THE FEW that has my respect. I care about how a person is, not just their singing. I used to only care for the latter but David gave me a new perspective, thus why some artists I used to like I now despise and am disgusted by. Everyone is human yes…but there’s so much more to it. So much more…

    David DEFINITELY has it all…and he’s definitely proved me wrong. You are definitely not alone in your feelings and what you want for David. I used to think I was alone myself…but sometimes you just have to look around a little to find people who share your thoughts because they’re always there :)

    DJA, I have never cared for Bieber nor Mahone that’s all I wish to say about that. Thank you for your kind words, this is EXACTLY why I’ve been on this fansite. Feeling appreciated and acknowledged as a fan and friend instead of some competition for that man’s affections XP but yeah he’s a remarkable man…

    Hope I get to see him for myself real soon :)

  56. jans11 said

    Whoopee! Got instagram and my first photo of David was giving us a pizza! :) What fun! If he was a singing delivery man, I would have to order one every night! haha

    Welcome aboard, Lynella! This is a great site with great people! ♥ Yes, we all respect David for who he is and he does have it all!

    Looks like we are all right about him getting a hair cut. Looks as if he’s keeping the sides short and letting the top grow. :)

  57. bebereader said

    Do you how many people tweeted that they had pizza for dinner tonight? Wonder why? haha (That’s my plan for tomorrow night!)

    I know it’s all about the hair but dang his million dollar smile is back in that pizza picture! Been waiting for it!

    Lynella,
    Always glad to see your posts. The more people who post, the more variety we have in conversations. Please come back soon and often.

    MT#52 ““Hi David. I’ll have a large pepperoni please, with a side order of Your Eyes Don’t Lie.” 30 minutes? Okay!”
    You tickle me. LOL

    Jans#56 “Looks like we are all right about him getting a hair cut. Looks as if he’s keeping the sides short and letting the top grow. :)
    Works For Me! ;)

    New fan-made video!

    Perfectly You – David Archuleta

    credit Mkop archuleta

  58. fenfan said

    Spot on, Abrra!

    “I firmly believe that David will be recognized for his work in music, once he digs deep into his soul and lays it bare for all the world to see.”

    That is my belief too. Thanks so much for putting it into words for me.

    Oh, and I would love some of that pizza, David!

    I wonder if he made the dough from scratch.

  59. Abrra said

    There are not too many ways we fans can “give back” to David for all the entertainment he gives us, but we can show him he does have a loyal fan base. I am not someone who votes in the polls for celebrities as I think it has more to do with a particular site wanting hits and not about who wins. The Ryan Seacrest poll is different for me. Ryan is a respected producer in the industry. Who ever wins this poll might actually get some notice or a mention in a trade publication (I can dream). David deserves to be noticed in the business as someone with talent and a fan base who supports him. It will take everything in his bag of tricks to let the world know he is back from his mission.

    If you can, please click this link and vote.

    http://www.ryanseacrest.com/2014/05/05/finals-vote-for-your-favorite-american-idol-contestant-of-all-time/

    Then scroll down and click the twitter link below David’s AI7 video.

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    You can vote every 12 hours.

    Abrra

  60. Abrra said

    For those who need to see some musical progress :)

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    Brogan Kelby

    @davidarchie and I jammin’ in the studio.
    Like · · Share · 5 mins

    Abrra

  61. bluesky4home said

    Know what I “like” about that picture? I like the way I can see his shoulders & back filling with air, passion, life and a dynamic sense of delivery – that moves – even in this still shot.

    For the first time, I wish I were not a muggle. I would “hear” that pic. if I could. ^_^

  62. Angelica said

    Hair looks more lush. Multitasking the technology. Nice jacket. Singing and jamming with recording equipment. That pic is all kinds of win (on so many levels.)

  63. jans11 said

    Ooh yes it is Angelica! What a great photo! :) Wonder why he’s looking at the phone AND the laptop? Words on one and not the other, or am I way off? :)

  64. bebereader said

    Thanks Abs.
    I love seeing pictures of David working on new music. Seems he’s singing while reading the lyrics off of his IPhone. The laptop is recording him while Brogan accompanies him on guitar. Rough cuts. I love that David is back to making new music! And the hair finally shows evidence of growth! Fangirl here from way back!

  65. bebereader said

    Jans,
    I think the mic is on the laptop so he’s singing into it. Probably.

    That pic of Brogan reminds me of Bryan Adams, who wrote “Heaven”.
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  66. jans11 said

    Thanks, Bebe….maybe taping it? I’m not technically savvy! :)

  67. Angelica said

    Bebe, that’s an eerily close resemblance and pose between Bryan and Brogan.

    Homage to Bryan Adams.

  68. jans11 said

    #64…Bebe, I just read your explanation of it and I feel totally stupid! DUH!!!!!! :)

    Lovin that Heaven! ♥

  69. bebereader said

    Jans,

    Please don’t feel that way. I’m not even totally sure about it myself! haha <3

  70. fenfan said

    The hair is coming along just fine. I think he’s waiting for it to grow a bit more before recording a vlog. #hopespringseternal

  71. Abrra said

    I really like Brogan’s music vibe. The man knows how to make interesting, edgy music videos too :)


    Brogan Kelby

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic
    Leave it to David to do the unexpected and connect with artists unfamiliar to the mainstream scene. We say how bad the music industry has gotten but perhaps it’s because we only know what is promoted by the usual high profile performers. David has such depth when it comes to seeking out new artists. I applaud him for exploring lesser known but very talented artists. He can learn from those who have toiled in the trenches and come out with very good songs to show for it. He is letting these indie folks take him to school.

    Patience and Trust the Archuleta

    Abrra

  72. bluesky4home said

    Fenfan!!!! (#hopespringseternal) I love it. ^_^

  73. poof said

    Hi everyone.
    Love seeing David working! It looks like he has jumped into “getting back into it” with both feet.
    I just finished watching the movie “20 Feet From Stardom”. I dare you to watch it and not think about David. I really enjoyed it, though a bit painful too.

  74. Abrra said

    Poof

    I saw that movie listed in the Netflix documentary section and you have confirmed my suspicions that it might be hard to watch, for me, just yet. Sometimes when I think of the challenges David is facing to get his career back up and running, I realize it could be longer than I had hoped for. On the other hand I do know that his talent will get him noticed again. Getting together new music is the first step.

    Abrra

  75. jans11 said

    Thanks, Bebe, but your explanations sound good to me. :)

    Brogan Kelby seems like a good match for David. He has a way of finding good people to work with.

  76. tawna21 said

    Abrra, “He is letting these indie folks take him to school.” David is such a sponge when it comes to learning, and being willing to learn, new things. He’s made that obvious in the 6+ years that we’ve been in his shadow. Reason #(I’ve lost count) why we adore this man!

  77. djafan said

    Love seeing David working the music. The Kelby guy is interesting and his music has a good vibe with an edgy sound, I like. Very curious to see what comes out of this collaboration and any thing David does.

    Today I’m missing David’s speaking voice, David’s singing voice, and David’s humming voice. His mannerisms, his hands waving around, his dancing eyebrows, his sparkling eyes, his 1001 expressions, his smile…. it’s just one of those days.

    Patience.

  78. djafan said

    Rumor has it that David recorded this song for a movie (I remember talk about this) written by Stephanie Mabey, the blond girl in the picture with all matching macs lol. I want to hear David’s version of Glorious.

  79. Abrra said

    Here is info on the movie.

    https://www.lds.org/ensign/2014/05/news-of-the-church/new-movie-will-create-opportunity-to-meet-the-mormons?lang=eng

    It’s an LDS project. I read that David recorded Stephanie Maybe’s song “Glorious” while he was still in Chile.

    Abrra

  80. Poof said

    Hi Abrra,
    I would say you should still give the movie a try. It was wonderful to see people with true talent, and the true joy they get from it. (Just like David)

  81. Abrra said

    Poof

    I have it on my watch list. I’ll get to it soon. Thanks for the reminder :)

    Abrra

  82. skydancer1x said

    Gee! took me some time to get through everyone’s comments because I keep scrolling back up to #60!!
    That picture is all kinds of wonderful, for so many reasons.
    He makes me smile, inside and out♥

    How is it he can look like he got a haircut one day, and then look like his hair is growing the next day? huh?Huh?
    magic hair
    ♥Dja♥
    “Today I’m missing David’s speaking voice, David’s singing voice, and David’s humming voice. His mannerisms, his hands waving around, his dancing eyebrows, his sparkling eyes, his 1001 expressions, his smile…. it’s just one of those days.”

  83. jans11 said

    Hearing David sing “Glorious” would be glorious! I could almost hear him singing it as I was listening to it.

    Agreeing with Dja and Sky……“Today I’m missing David’s speaking voice, David’s singing voice, and David’s humming voice. His mannerisms, his hands waving around, his dancing eyebrows, his sparkling eyes, his 1001 expressions, his smile…. it’s just one of those days.” Yes, it is!

  84. jans11 said

    Went and watched all the videos from the Kansas City concert on 7-22-09 that I was at. Wow, that boy puts his all into those songs. I know it, I’ve seen it and I can’t wait to see it again! :)

  85. Abrra said

    Early day tweet.

    David Archuleta @DavidArchie
    Exercise: something you never want to begin but always feel so great afterwards. Actually, How many things in life follow that pattern?

    Get in shape David. Touring is hard on your stamina :)

    Abrra

  86. MT said

    For some reason I didn’t get that tweet to my phone? But, I’m glad to see he’s keeping in shape. I agree Abrra, he’ll need his strength for touring. I like the sound of that. :)

    Sky,
    LOLing at “magic hair” That hair has it’s own special brand of magic.

  87. Abrra said

    Trending party tonight on Twitter. It’s May 9th David Archuleta Day!

    Tweet to trend is Celebrating David Archuleta Day

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    McKenzie Harris ‏@McKenzieHarr 2h

    Everyone tweet Celebrating David Archuleta Day at 10pm EST May 9. Let’s get @DavidArchie another WW twitter trend.

    Abrra

  88. Abrra said

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    Nic Calacino ‏@Nic_NorthShore 1m
    Me selfie with David Archuleta. http://instagram.com/p/nzBrYJkW6W/

    Danielle Calacino ‏@DanieCino 16m
    My brother met David Archuleta today at his work. So that’s cool.

    Abrra

  89. MT said

    88. Thanks Abrra! About that photo, does that thing on Nic’s neck look like a guitar strap to anyone else? Is David scoping out band members? Putting a band together? Could a performance be coming? Or is he buying a guitar so he can sing and play? haha So many questions, so few answers.

    Things that make you go hmmmmm….

  90. potluck8 said

    Nick is a member of a band called Northshore from Sandy, Utah

  91. djafan said

    David I’m trying to exercise regularly and it does feel good but it’s hard to get started lol Love his tweets, just brightens my days :)

    MT, very interesting thoughts. I wonder wonder. I do love the picture and his magic hair (sky) looks magical.

    Celebrating David Archuleta Day WWTT!!!! The tweeting and the tweets were awesome! Gina Orr and Kari tweeted too!

  92. Abrra said

    I poked around and found that Nic Calacino works at Guitar Center. David may be ready to learn how to play better by owning one.

    David made another contact yesterday with someone who has shot video of him while he was in Washington, DC and at the Delta Fest in Memphis, TN


    Note: both videos were reposted on YouTube by Hanne Ankersen. The original Vimeo videos by Katie Moore no longer exist.

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    katie (moore) ‏@K_80
    Love seeing this name on my screen. #isitrealorjustanothercrush pic.twitter.com/6J2tKQcmAn

    Katie Moore also designed BEGIN. CD art http://www.thisnotthisdesign.com/ Click the pictures to advance through the art work.

    I don’t have any speculations or rumors. Just posting what I see around the web.

    Abrra

  93. Abrra said

    Mother’s Day tweet from David

    David Archuleta @DavidArchie
    I imagine that you are all planning some awesome things for your mothers, right? How are you going to show your appreciation for her?

    After many replies to his tweet, he tweets again :)

    David Archuleta @DavidArchie
    Nice hearing your Mother’s Day plans! I’ll be starting Mother’s Day doings by cleaning my mom’s car this morning, haha.

    Abrra

  94. Angelica said

    The haha is back!

  95. emmegirl14 said

    Angelica your timeline might be pretty close :))

  96. jans11 said

    Wishing all the ladies on The Voice a very Happy Mother’s Day! Mine has been gone since 1987, but I think of her all the time. My family is getting together here tomorrow for a Mexican food dinner to celebrate Mother’s Day. Going to be a very busy 2 weeks, have a wedding to go to tonight and Nascar is here in KCK tonight also. Then going out of town for a week, then my son and family comes up on Memeorial Day weekend to also celebrate 2 birthdays and 2 graduations! Whew!!!! Calgon take me away! :)

  97. bluesky4home said

    To Jans11 and All you LOVELIES!! HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!! You are all the best. May your moms day be filled with sweet memories, new journeys, and the blessings of loved ones surrounding you.

    bluesky

    PS – I really like her work in those videos, Abrra. Nicely done!

  98. Abrra said

    Kari tweets another picture from her stash. ( I’m happy she didn’t do any effects on it.)

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    Kari Sellards ‏@kariontour

    Sorry Archies! I missed out on all the fun yesterday! David Archuleta Day and on all the @DavidArchie trending!! pic.twitter.com/bCsAsxqdfG

    Abrra

  99. Abrra said

    Another Saturday tweet from David

    David Archuleta @DavidArchie
    Viewing this Schwartz painting in person at the #sacredgifts exhibit at BYU. It’s amazing. on.fb.me/1hvqZxR

    http://tinyurl.com/k2yfjds

    And Instagram

    davidarchie
    2 hours ago
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    Ever have days where you feel like eating one of these? Yep, me too. And yep, I did.

    Abrra

  100. Abrra said

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    Click to go http://www.livestream.com/thevoiceunplugged

    Abrra

  101. cq said

    Happy Mother’s Day!

  102. MT said

    Happy Mother’s Day! {{{{hugs to you all}}}

  103. MT said

    Hoping David and his mom are having a great time today.

  104. skydancer1x said

    Ahhh, love that video of David and Lupe dancing
    as David always used to say..”good times!”♥

    Been a little ‘under the weather’ this weekend.
    Missed chat last night,but wanted to wish a “Happy Mothers Day” ! Love ya’ll!

  105. bebereader said

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  106. Abrra said

    Happy Mother’s Day to all those who take on that exciting job :)

    Sorry I am late with the puzzle. Please accept a rose on this day.

    http://www.jigsawplanet.com/?rc=play&pid=26021373556d

    Abrra

  107. Loulou said

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxI I Want to wish all the moms and grandmas a very happy Mothers Day ! Hope you all had wounderful day !!

  108. Angelica said

    Happy Mothers Day! ♥

  109. sweetonda said

    Happy Mother’s Day to everyone!

  110. Abrra said

    OMG! haha

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic
    David Archuleta @DavidArchie
    I love this woman. Happy Mother’s Day, A mi mamá!! pic.twitter.com/bLoYqR6la5

    same picture on his instagram. Read what he said below.
    davidarchie
    14 minutes ago
    One of my greatest heroes and role models; She has been an example to me; has shown me the power of unconditional love, of faith, and of being strong in both good and bad times. She has supported me in big decisions to become the person I want to become, and shows her trust in me. I couldn’t ask for a more amazing mom. Thank you for all that you do to inspire to be all I can. I love you! te amo mamá!!!

    Abrra

  111. djafan said

    Happy Mother’s Day everyone!!! Hope you all had a wonderful day and what a great end with David’s tweet, facebook, and instagram posts to his mama!!!!

    Such respect and love for one another. Really loved what he said about her, what a blessing of a son.

  112. Abrra said

    New thread —————————————->>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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