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DAVID ARCHULETA

He’s Alive! Aliiiiivvvvvee!!!!!!

Posted by Angelica on Friday, May 30, 2014

Hear him roar.

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103 Responses to “He’s Alive! Aliiiiivvvvvee!!!!!!”

  1. Abrra said

    Patience has paid off in Silver Dollars :) He is on FIRE!

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    I made MP4 http://www.mediafire.com/watch/55eujgn9vt0eott/I'm_Still_Alive.mp4

    and MP3 http://www.mediafire.com/listen/7bctl3aklx5zrs9/I'm_Still_Alive%5B1%5D.mp3

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    mietraaarabi
    2 hours ago
    This is what I look like when I’m being “Fit” and “Fun” with lovely people. #Sweaty #InTheBack

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    DavidArchieVenezuela ‏@DavidArchieVzla
    #NewPic David at the park yesterday with some fans! pic.twitter.com/HGeZwZzF8L

    Abrra

  2. Kristin said

    :) out of ALL of his vlogs, for me this one is of my personal favorites. Definitely his most honest…

    and EXACTLY why he has gained my respect as he has. So proud of him…so proud of him.

    #HaveFaithinDA

  3. Suzy-Q said

    As fans of David Archuleta what is it that we really want for him? I think that we just want him to be happy and he is just that.. If we are to continue on this journey with David then we have to have unconditional love for him. Just like we do for our own children. This video blog is so honest and meaningful as to what David’s future will be like. I think that it’s funny that he mentions the short hair. I wonder if he’ll take the advice?

  4. amb4da said

    :)))) I’m a little guilty as charged, the poor guy seemed a tad pressured and maybe even exasperated to do this for us…but at the same time…it couldn’t have come at a better time.
    I’m not usually a DA hand-wringer, but just yesterday I was doing just that with a DA pal, long-distance…having to be talked down from the proverbial ledge. And then this. His timing is impeccable as always.
    Pure and simple, try as I might to be a sane and patient fan.. my David music withdrawal symptoms had finally reached their limit. But, I trust his musical instincts and support him making HIS choices, 100%. I feel for him that fame is so weird. I get it. Same time… I’m so happy to have the update. All is well. Take your time David. Still Here. …even when I get antsy. …cuz truth be told…I still can’t wait for that reunion concert…gets bigger and better in my head, each time I visualize it. :)

  5. jans11 said

    Awww, David! Ask and we shall receive! :) I’ve been sitting here watching some reruns on tv and thought I would check out things on the comp! And here’s David! :) :) It was so good to hear him talk and sing and talk…..yes, he’s alive!! haha How I love that kid!! :)

  6. ray (aka rooster) said

    tears tears of joy,that was the cure for the virus i had contacted ,,maybe he read my rant over on the virus site or his father did,still love tht man, he back as the david i new,before only more in control happy days

  7. Angelica said

    So feisty! I like this man he brought back.

  8. tawna21 said

    Thank you, David!

    Ray, he’s definitely more in control

  9. lynnella said

    I loved this vlog. In a way he is letting us know that he’s going to do things his way, so just calm down. He’s almost that sassy pants David we all love. I loved what he said about going to LA and freaking out. I never thought he fit in in LA. He’s not that type of person. I know a lot of people want this huge high profile career for him, and he is worthy of that, but that’s not what he’s ever wanted. He just wants to make music that touches people’s hearts and lives. I think he will finally be able to do what he’s really wanted to do all along. In a way, he will always be on a mission. Maybe not a religious mission, but one that ministers to the needs of others through his music. I can hardly wait to hear the beautiful music he will make. I know it will be worth the wait. As for his hair, I just want him to be comfortable with the way he looks. I always thought he felt uncomfortable with his “image” before. It took way too much time for him to do his hair. I will be surprised if he ever grows it that long again. I don’t follow him for his hair. He’s so much more than looks. He’s a deep thinker and one of those “hidden gems” he refers to in Utah. So good to see him so relaxed.

    Lynne

  10. Angelica said

    LOL! Love this.

    Fuãd Steven @FSteven · 42m
    The hair-too-short people are holding an emergency meeting to discuss next steps.

    Fuãd Steven @FSteven · 49m
    This vlog has song, food, music-making news, life lessons and the obligatory randomness, but delivered with tones of gentle pissosity.

  11. bebereader said

    I loved this new vlog! Seeing David animated and talking directly to us again reminds me of days of old. He developed a relationship with us through the vlogs and he spoiled us rotten by sending them to us on a more regular basis. That’s why it seemed like he was ignoring us this last time even if he wasn’t.

    I missed him, talking to us. It’s as simple as that, like deeply missing a good friend.
    But now the confidence is oozing out of him. He is so well-spoken now, speaking slowly and not rushing his words.

    I want him to be happy and to have all the choices and privileges that go along with being his age.

    After all is said and done, his voice still is and will always be the most beautiful sound in the Universe.

  12. amb4da said

    #9 Wow Lynne, so well said. Yes to all that. I am so happy to hear all this from David, and mostly happy for him. This David, his way, was always gonna be. And on some visceral level I knew that always, watching him speak from the very first days of Idol. He communicated the strength of his convictions and holding to being “just David” and who he authentically is, from early on. And it has been part of what many have admired, loved and respected all along…while wanting the best for him. Whatever HE determines is best for him.
    But hey, I’m an over the moon fan, who, when DA music deprived for too long…well, my brain can get all fuzzy. And as usual, once again…the 23 year old had to ‘school’ me. ;) …I rather enjoyed it. lol.

  13. amb4da said

    “After all is said and done, his voice still is and will always be the most beautiful sound in the Universe.”
    Bebe ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^that. Forevern’evern’ever, amen.

  14. Now where o where could David be heading next. My guest is the Philippine:s.

  15. bebereader said

    I’m thinking Nashville.

  16. fenfan said

    I hope he is going to Nashville.

  17. skydancer1x said

    Very important vlog.
    I liked it.:))
    Tell it like it is, and how you want it to be David.
    Welcome home TIGER!! ♥

    11.Bebe,
    “I want him to be happy and to have all the choices and privileges that go along with being his age.”

    “After all is said and done, his voice still is and will always be the most beautiful sound in the Universe”. ♥♥♥

    I’m bettin’ dollars to doughnuts its Nashville.:)

    Angelica, haha those tweets from Fuãd Steven @FSteven LOL! love them ,they are hysterical!

  18. skydancer1x said

    I forgot…Absolutely LOVE that pic of him with Mietra … to see THAT SMILE again!!. that big David smile, there is nothing like it.Thanks for posting that here, abbra♥

  19. Abrra said

    For those who wish to read what David said in his video, a fan at FOD transcribed it. I put in some paragraph breaks for ease in reading.

    Janel aka Nellie says:

    ” Hey everybody, it’s David here, I’m not dead, I’m still here, I’m still alive. I am still, well, I haven’t made a video blog in a long time. I’ve been kind of lazy with that. I don’t know if I’m sorry about it ‘cause I don’t like making them, but I just take forever to make them, I don’t know how to edit, being two years away from technology has not helped with that. But, I thought it’d be good to make one to let you know that I’m still here, that I’m not lazy and just sitting around the house. That I’m working, I am writing. (Sings); “I’m getting to know me, figuring out who I am, ‘cause I’ve never done that before.”

    I, yeah, I’m, I’m doing things. If you want to know what I’m doing literally right now, well I just finished exercising, well I didn’t just finish, but, then I went to the piano and got distracted with music ideas, then my grandma came over and she made, she brought me this delicious lunch, well it’s not here, this is what’s left of what I ate. But, there’s nothing like grandma’s love and tasting that in her cooking.

    Um, what else? I am back from my mission. I already said that, you already know. But, it’s been so nice getting to take this time that I’ve never taken before. Because before I just had no idea what I was doing and I just, I’ll just make everybody happy even though everybody wants different things, everyone was rushing me, just making all those higher up people, trying to please them, but I realize, you know what, that’s not what I want to do, that’s never what I wanted to do, but I just felt like I was supposed to, but now I am back, the mission helped me not be so self-conscience, believe in myself a little more, and uh, I feel fresh.

    And, well, I went to LA, it freaked me out because after two years of not thinking about yourself and just helping other people and all of that, to coming back to the entertainment world where it’s all about you and how important you are and letting everybody know that and how great you are, and everybody look at you, it was weird. And that’s why I came straight back to Utah, found amazingly talented people here locally who have done a lot of really, you know national and international things, but they’re here, hidden gems of people that I’m getting to work with.

    Next week I’ll be going to somewhere that I absolutely love, getting to work with people that I love, can’t wait to see them again and work with them once again. I’ll let you know more about it when I’m there. But just been writing (plays a couple chords on piano), nothing, well, it’s not all quite done yet, so I’m not going to show it to you yet. I’m sorry, but I want it to be right. And I feel like, instead of just rushing and trying to just, well I’ll just throw things at people so that they’re happy, I feel like it will be better, even though I’m slow and taking time, it will be right and it will be better for everybody and I’ll feel a lot better about it. Whether I make mistakes, at least they’re my mistakes and not everybody else’s that they made for me.

    So, I appreciate everything you say on Twitter and other things. I’ve gotten back, in a, you know there’s Instagram now and who knows what’ll come up next, but, I read your things, your comments, how you don’t like my hair short, or that you’re excited about the new music that’ll be coming, or what am I up to, how am I doing. I’m doing great, how are you doing? I hope you have a great weekend, and I uh, lost my train of thought, but that’s OK. I guess that’s a sign that this is all I need to say, so that is it, and until next time, chao!”

    Thanks Janel for taking the time to transcribe.

    Abrra

  20. lynnella said

    #12 Amb4da – He schooled us all.

    I’m thinking he’s going to Nashville. That’s where Joy Williams is, and I know he’s written with her before. Also, others are there who are very talented. I hope that’s where it is. He’s not ready to perform yet, so I wouldn’t think the Philippines is in the mix yet. We’ll see, or so he says. Maybe once he’s there, he will send out a tweet or another vlog. I would bet tweet. It sounds like he doesn’t like vlogging, so I would imagine they will be few and far between. If he’s not trying to “people please” anymore, he’s not going to do something unless he wants to. I think the only reason he did a vlog yesterday was to quell the mounting uprising among the fandom. You could tell he didn’t really want to do it, even said so. Probably was urged by family or even Kari. Whatever reason, I’ll take it. Even if he did school us, as Amb4da pointed out.

    Lynne

  21. Abrra said

    What a great name for a new album or his back up band “GEMS” :) Lots of meaning, now.

    Abrra

  22. jans11 said

    First place I thought of was Nashville. :)

  23. djafan said

    Oh David you have gained confidence and it shows and you wear it well!

    I’ve watched it countless times and can’t get rid of this giddy excitement I feel for the future. We know for sure he reads and is aware of what is being said, it makes me a little sad but it is what it is.

    Please leave a comment over on MJ’s, she’s giving David some love.
    http://www.mjsbigblog.com/david-archuleta-lets-his-fans-know-im-still-alive-video.htm

  24. Abrra said

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    http://www.livestream.com/thevoiceunplugged

    All are welcome to chat :)

    Abrra

  25. Abrra said

    Gina Orr ‏@ginaorr 11m
    Just saw a field lit up by fireflies. Magical! #Nashville

    Abrra

  26. djafan said

    I say he’s going to Nashville :)

    And that voice. Did you guys notice it’s deeper and richer? Oh boy, or man lol can’t wait to hear it in song.

  27. djafan said

    Over 60,000 talking about David on facebook.

    I’ve observed from reading around comments of not David fans like us to be very complimentary of David and intrigued by him. Also curious and interested on what kind of music he’ll be putting out. On the other hand some fans are complaining about the vlog, he’s never going to please everyone and that’s just life and I’m glad he realizes this, short hair and all haha.

  28. MT said

    Dja,
    “I’ve watched it countless times and can’t get rid of this giddy excitement I feel for the future.”

    I agree! It’s hard to explain but his vlog has me more excited for his new music than I can say. I love that he is being assertive. I hope it carries to the stage!

    It was probably a hard thing for him to do this vlog. He most likely would have preferred to wait. He told us he isn’t really ready for the “look at me” part of things yet and that is exactly what a vblog is. But I give him credit for doing it anyway because he believed we needed to hear from him.

    One other thing that I liked about it is that I see it as a first real step back into his public career, possibly a very difficult step, putting himself out there publicly and acknowledging his fans.

    And his deeper voice. I agree, Dja. I’m looking forward to hearing him sing!

  29. Angelica said

    I was thinking and hoping Nashville for more song writing sessions and really hope Gina’s tweet that she just arrived there is about David.

    Glad he figured out early in his career a very important life lesson, even if he had to learn it the hard way: trying to please everyone does not work.

    MT and Dja, loving the deeper voice too.

  30. Abrra said

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    careslosingit
    3 hours ago
    Look who came into the library today to return his chalk and agreed to a quick selfie with me. He is such a humble & nice guy. #selfie #noshame #davidarchuleta

    Abrra

  31. Angelica said

    Haha! Looks like someone was teaching a lesson today. I wonder if it was on patience? You think he had the class’s attention?

  32. Emifriend said

    Last week, the bestest of my forever friends and I spent two nights watching a field of fireflys and reminiscing. The owner of the property actually called the view, “magical.” So i am wondering if Gina was watching the same field in Nashville, just south of the Bluebird. (?) The lightenin’ bugs in Nashville are awesome this year!

    I will be hoping and watching to see David in line with me at Trader Joe’s someday :) In Nashville, we don’t bug the celebrities when they are in public; it is an unwritten rule of decent behavior and respect. This is one reason why the celebrities like it here… TMZ just opened and office here, much to our chagrin. I hope the paparazzi does not change our fair city!

  33. ray said

    abrra where is my puzzle????

  34. jans11 said

    Emifriend, hope you run into David there too! That would be so awesome! Probably the same field as Gina… :)

    Ray, I was looking for it too! Abs has us spoiled! :)

    I’ve been listening to all the songs that David sang on AI 6 yrs ago, and boy does that bring back some memories! ♥

  35. betsy said

    I am calling David’s latest Vlog his Declaration of Independence. Now I have to go watch these videos:

  36. Abrra said

    Ray & Jan

    Thanks for reminding me. I completely forgot the puzzle for some reason.

    http://www.jigsawplanet.com/?rc=play&pid=18c19539a930

    Abrra

  37. betsy said

    Emi, I remember your Nashville stories. Those were good ole’ times. :)

  38. jans11 said

    Thanks, Abs. That was a humdinger! :) Very fitting for Sunday.

    Haha, Angelica. If David was teaching any kind of class with me there, I wouldn’t be able to concentrate! :) Would be waiting for him to start singing. :)

  39. bebereader said

    Yes the deeper voice. Can’t wait to see how it translates in song!

    #32 Emifriend

    Ever since I found out you live there, I have been waiting to hear that David is going back to Nashville (if that’s where he’s going this time) and to hear that you saw him in the bread aisle or peanut aisle at Trader Joe’s! Fingers crossed that it happens and that you come back and tell us about it!

  40. Abrra said

    Hmmm Monday morning.

    I always wonder what the week will bring in Archuletaland. Wherever David goes this week, I have come to expect the selfies with fans, but some hard news on plans for what to expect going forward, is what interests me most.

    What I have been doing lately to fill the gap is read a 5 book series called “A Song of Ice and Fire” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Song_of_Ice_and_Fire. It’s an adult fantasy fiction story set in medevil times. I got interested in this author because of the HBO series Game of Thrones. I am enjoying a great wealth of fan sites to read in depth analysis on the characters. Getting back my passion for reading is wonderful because it gives me a great escape as I immerse my brain in that world. I am anticipating the last 2 books, as yet unfinished, in the series.

    I’d like to hear what other fans are up to when not scouring sites for David info.

    Abrra

  41. MUNKM said

    Abrra, #40.. so you were wondering what fans are doing while not looking into David news? well….. writing/arranging music for choirs at church, area assistant camp director for girls, sewing “trek” clothes for a pioneer trek, teaching an early morning scripture study class for teens, teaching piano, working at a gift shop… that’s just a few! Putting “one foot in front of the other” ! Keeping busy!

    Excited for all the great music David will be bringing us! So happy he is doing things his way! When we hear the music this time, it will all be from him! Will be awesome! :D

    Hope you all have a wonderful happy day!

  42. Abrra said

    Munk
    You have so much going on! I am fascinated with “writing/arranging music for choirs at church” . It’s the one thing you do that I have not had experience doing. My favorite instrument is the piano to listen to, but I have not learned how to play.

    Last week I began taking the online course called ” Introduction to the music business”. So far it has been a lesson on how music in many forms came into the mainstream. I think this course will give me a better understanding of what artists face when they want to get their songs heard. There are so many more opportunities than simply getting played on the radio.

    Munk, thanks for sharing your experience.

    Abrra

  43. djafan said

    I’m still excited to see MJ’s post this when she was anti everything archie. This is the reaction I see from non fans, I’m loving it.

    mjsbigblog @mjsbigblog · May 31
    VIDEO: #DavidArchuleta Lets His Fans Know “I’m Still Alive!” – Watch http://bit.ly/1nC6dAS

    Two years away on a Mormon mission has not made American Idol season 7 alum, David Archuleta, any less adorable than he already was. But he has grown up quite a bit.

    In this new video blog, the first lengthy message to his fans since returning from his mission last month, David talks about how much he learned as he spent time serving people in Chile. He was a people pleaser before. Always worried about keeping folks happy, especially the “higher ups.” But now, he’s learning who he is and forging his own path.

    For the first time, he has taken a minute just to sit and breathe! And there was so much catch up after being away for two years. There’s new technology. Like that Instagram! Coming face to face with self-absorbed people on a recent trip to Los Angeles had him running back to Utah, where he’s discovered great, world class musicians right in the area. He’s been playing music and working on ideas. Watch out for new music.

    Check out David’s new blog, titled “I’m Still Alive” and I DARE you not to smile. Like all the way through.

  44. djafan said

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  45. betsy said

    Wowza, that’s a lot of media blitz. I never thought of it. Should have, but didn’t.
    Here’s what I’m wondering.
    I wonder if Idol asked him to perform and he declined. Not ready.
    Because they knew he was back,
    according to Twitter.
    Let’s discuss?

    Abs, I have been in a reading frenzy for a long time. (also, Netflix has an abundance
    of documentaries, which I love)
    You are reading George Martin?

    I went through a FDR phase, and read everything about him. One of my top 2 Presidents.
    I read everything by Diana Gabaldon, my husband joins me in this. For many years, there
    have been rumors of a movie based on the books. (Outlander)
    Just this year they started filming a series on Starz. I am freaking out in a good way lol.
    It was hilarious to see the fans get on board, chatting on facebook & Twitter, learning how
    to trend Outlander, Sam Heughan – Very familiar. They even have a name for the fans, The Heulaghans
    or something close to that. :)
    http://d1mxyp5ceukbya.cloudfront.net/images/outlander-caitriona-balfe-sam-heughan-teaser-trailer.jpg

    What is really funny is watching my husband post on a facebook Outlander site. He is one of very few men.
    Every time he posts something he gets like 70+ likes lol.

    Also, I love reading Elizabeth Berg, Adriana Trigiani, Patricia Cornwell, Ann Rule, Jodi Picault, and my next
    book will be A Thousand Letters Home, about a young man in WWll who sent many letters home to his family and girlfriend.
    After he passed away (recently) , his daughter found the letters and published them. My sister read it and called me crying,
    she was so moved. This is a true story, btw.

    Of course, I will read love stories always. :)

    Ok, one more thing. I am addicted to online mah-jong.

  46. lynnella said

    MunkM #41 That’s very interesting to me that you compose music for choirs. I also do that, but not good at writing it down, so I work with the choir director’s father, who has a PhD in Music, and we get it done. So far I’ve only had one piece performed, but it was thrilling to me. I also am writing a book of poetry called Poems of Hope and Faith. It’s getting quite large, almost 200 poems, but I haven’t tried to get it published. However, I’ve given copies to quite a few people who’ve requested it, and a friend of mine who lives in FL, I’m in KY, put a copy in her church’s library. You never know who’s going to read it, and hopefully get encouragement from something they read.

    I’m just trying to live my life, now that I’m retired, at a slower pace, and loving it. Still hoping to one day get to one of David’s concerts. Haven’t done it yet.

    Lynne

  47. djafan said

    Betsy, My google alerts starting going crazy with not only illegal downloads for David’s music, unbelievable how many of those. So nice to get the buzz.

    Abrra,

    What have I been doing, well work keeps me pretty busy but for enjoyment read. I’m on the third book of the Divergent series, Allegiant and the legislative regulations on California’s Ed new funding model :) I also go to grandkids softball, soccer, and baseball games almost daily.

    And all things David :)

  48. bluesky4home said

    Dear Abrra (40)

    Hummm. What do I do in the “summer time”? (or…actually, what am I doing?)

    I am in the business of helping others (old and very, very young) restore movement to their lives: physical, emotional, mental movement. A “stuck” feeling (emotionally, mentally or physically) can happen because of birth, illness, or emotional/physical trauma. So… I work with a broad range of people and situations. Usually teachers, parents, OTs, psychologists, etc. come for training, and just about everyone there is, come as students. I travel, train, teach and write manuals on everything from conflict resolution to patterns of sequential movements. *_* Which is why I usually do not talk about what I do. ^_^

    It sounds serious, I guess. But I just spent the better part of two days teaching 20-plus psychologists games to play with the families and children they work with. I sometimes tell people that I get paid for rolling around on the floor with children. I love working with trauma survivors (my favorite people!). On the other hand, I also work with seniors who just want to walk without losing their balance.

    I love to write simple songs, re-learn to play my violin, create short poems and read. I love psychological mysteries with some history thrown in. My current project is making part of the training available online and training others to do the same. I am small, not big business. Passionate. Definitely in it for the smiles. ^_^

    I relate to DA because he is also passionate. I feel like he (as good as he is at connecting) still desires a closer connection (yes, I know: “closer?!!!!!!!”) when he sings. Period. An old song comes to mind: “inchworm, inchworm”. Problem is, when he finally does take flight, we may – all of us – just end up as butterflies. Because DA is not “measuring marigolds”. He measures, circumnavigates, delves, and divines the human heart. His first, ours certain to follow.

    (Sir, are you saying that the last time you saw your wife was when she left to go to the DA concert?)

  49. djafan said

    Oh…and I was just gifted a piano I put in my little little living room. I took lessons as a child so lets see if those memories can be brought to life and add some new ones :)

  50. ray said

    testing again my posts not showung up ????

  51. Abrra said

    I am enjoying getting to know you all as people in addition to being fellow fans. It’s amazing the diverse activities each one talks about.

    Betsy
    I knew you were a big time reading fan from the day we met. We have Ann Rule in common. I remember how we talked about the different books and finished each other sentences when exploring the story. Fun times! I will make a note of that link you gave and check out those authors. i think I saw you hubby comment on your Facebook once and I giggled :) Not sure if he is a reader, but I know he is a fan for Game Of Thrones ( yes, George R.R. Martin). Tell him I was able to download all 5 books from iTunes ( to my iPad Mini) for $20.00 total. Pretty sure they are available for Andriod tablets too.

    Lynnella
    I am so happy to know you write poetry! Can you pick one from your collection and post in comments occasionally? MT has posted some of hers here and I think she did an article where she used one of her poem.

    Djafan
    I now how busy you are! I hope you get a chance to dust off your childhood playing skills and use that sweet piano. Sign up for lessons with one of those hundred grandkids LOL

    Bluesky
    Eh? When do you sleep? I’d love to see a short clip of you playing your violin. You can even roll on the floor while doing it. I’d pay to see that ! (just kidding!!)

    Abrra

  52. Abrra said

    Ray #50 I see your post. If you stay with one name to comment, I think you will have less trouble. Sometimes WordPress gets confused over names and passwords.

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic
    David Archuleta @DavidArchie · 2m
    It’s all about safety here in Nashville. pic.twitter.com/9rRWOlqkg7

    Abrra

  53. djafan said

    NASHVILLE IT IS!!!!!!!

  54. bluesky4home said

    Dear Abrra (and all):

    As I read the comments, I feel like it would be so fun to know all of you. You are so diverse, talented, involved and interesting!

    Not gonna see me playing the violin anytime soon… need mucho practice. And as for the floor rolling, I will leave that for Lindsey Sterling!!!

  55. bluesky4home said

    Oh, golly, have I missed his dry wit.

  56. lynnella said

    #51 Abrra – As per your request, here is a poem I wrote. I have posted a few others on here before, but it’s been a while. The last one was a tribute to the Victims of the Sandy Hook Elementry School shootings. This one is a poem I was inspired to write while working in an assisted living home. There were a lot of people there who never had visitors, and it was so sad.

    Send Me Lord

    There are hurting people everywhere,
    you only have to stray,
    Outside your comfy little nest,
    to see them every day,
    They live their lives in silent pain,
    for deep within their souls,
    They’re carrying an awful weight,
    and cannot be consoled,
    They live in fear of loneliness,
    or fear that no one cares,
    They try to hide it from the world,
    to tell it, no one dares,
    For if you tell your neighbor,
    there is a chance you take,
    That you could be rejected,
    so don’t make that mistake,
    They pray for God to help them,
    to take away the pain,
    To send someone to comfort,
    and love them once again,
    But who will go and do this,
    I’m busy as can be,
    We all want God to send someone,
    just please, dear Lord, not me,
    But in your heart you know the truth,
    resist it as you may,
    God wants to show His love through you,
    He wants to hear you say,
    I will be your hands and feet,
    help me, Lord, to see,
    Where you want me, I will go,
    here am I, send me.

    Lynne

  57. Abrra said

    Oh my! That really pulls the heart strings. Thank you for that poem Lynne. I remember now that you had posted before.

    Abrra

  58. Lynn, That poem was awesome. You see I am a caregiver of the elderly for 24 years. For 19 years my husband and I took care of the elderly in our home 24/7, so they would always have some one with it. Thank you for sharing this with us it is beautiful.

    Virginia

  59. bluesky4home said

    Lynnella, thank you for sharing that lovely poem. I appreciate feeling your heart.

  60. tawna21 said

    WHY! did my heart do a flip flop to know that David is in Nashville?!! Doing what he wants, with whom he wants, and basically when he wants! It’s the butterflies!!!

    #happyheart

  61. tawna21 said

    bluesky #48…. “What do you do in the summertime, when all the world is green? Do you fish in a stream, or lazily dream on the banks as the clouds roll by? Is that what you do? So do I!” :)

    explanation— a verse from an LDS children’s song that is in the Children’s Songbook. David probably remembers singing it a time or two. :D

  62. lynnella said

    Thanks for the kind comments regarding my poem.

    #58 Virginia, that’s really remarkable what you and your husband did. That’s for sure a calling, not something just anyone can do. What caring people you must be.

    Lynne

  63. MT said

    Lynella,
    Your poem is beautiful! Thanks for sharing. :)

    And I thought this was appropriate right now. Plus, it brought a big smile to my face. :D Hoping it does the same for all of you. One of my favorite performances from David. Love the skinny tie, too.)

    Thank you, djbell!

  64. fenfan said

    #45 Betsy – I play mahjong too! But not online. Two different groups (once a week and once a month) come to my house to play. Do you play with other people online or by yourself?

    Abrra – some things I do when not looking for David news:
    1 Reading – I read all sorts of stuff. I’ve been averaging about one book a week so far this year.
    2 Cooking – My latest experiment was making yoghurt and ricotta. Yummy!
    3 Writing – mainly scripts for corporate videos. I get paid!
    4 Piano – going over those David covers I managed to learn over the past few years.
    5 Mahjong – see ˆˆˆ
    6 Gardening – I don’t have a real garden but I have balconies so I am growing vegetables in pots.

  65. MUNKM said

    Abrra! You should learn how to play! If you love to listen to the piano, I bet you would learn really fast! :D

    Lynnella, Thanks for sharing your beautiful poem! :D

    Excited for all that will be coming out of Nashville! Wish I could be a fly on the wall and watch the creative process! Would be soooo great!

    Hope you all have a great day!

  66. bebereader said

    Lynella#56
    You’re so talented! Thank you for sharing your poem with us!

    MT#63
    At 2:05 Headwhip FTW!
    Ahh the good old days!

    Here’s another favorite of mine:

    credit 141coolie

    Here’s a riddle for you:
    What do these two songs (Waiting For Yesterday and My Kind of Perfect) have in common?

  67. Grammyj said

    The songs were co-written with Joy Williams. I’m hoping he writes some great songs with her in Nashville this time too!

  68. MT said

    Abrra,
    My passtimes:
    Work … although I won’t be working much longer. I just gave my notice. :D
    Cooking! I love to cook.
    Reading … I like fantasy (mystical and magical) and romance.
    and thanks to Angelica ;) I am now on level 227 in Candy Crush!! hahaha

    Bebe,
    Aww thanks for the MKOP video. That’s such a pretty song.

    Looking forward to what he and Joy write together. Heck, just plain looking forward to hearing him sing again. :D

  69. djafan said

    Songs by David Archuleta

    Songs/Page
    1-6 of 6 results

    Northern Lights
    Andy DoddDavid ArchuletaJoy WilliamsMatt Bronleewe
    Songs From The Science LabSony/ATV Cross Keys PublishingUnknown

    My Kind Of Perfect
    Cindy MorganDavid ArchuletaJeremy BoseJoy Williams
    Meadowgreen Music CompanyOliviannah MusicSony/ATV Cross Keys PublishingUnknownVandelay Publishing

    Sooner Or Later
    David ArchuletaJeremy BoseJosh CrosbyJoy WilliamsRobert Marvin
    59 Cadillac MusicMeadowgreen Music CompanyUnknownVandelay Publishing

    The Other Side Of Down
    David ArchuletaJeremy BoseJoy WilliamsRobert Marvin
    59 Cadillac MusicMeadowgreen Music CompanyUnknownVandelay Publishing

    Falling Awake
    David ArchuletaJaime MooreJeremy BoseJoy WilliamsRobert Marvin
    59 Cadillac MusicMeadowgreen Music CompanyUnknownVandelay Publishing

    Notice Me
    Andrew FrommDavid ArchuletaJoy WilliamsMatt Bronleewe
    Songs From The Science LabSony/ATV Cross Keys PublishingUnknown

    https://us.songselect.com/search/author?Authors=4294892851&Sorting=Popularity

  70. djafan said

    Lynella, That was beautiful, what a gift.

    Joy Williams co-wrote all of these. I like the ones we’ve heard and I want to hear them all! lol

    Here is Notice Me, I want to hear live.

    The Other Side Of Down, Love this live!

  71. djafan said

    I don’t know who these guys are but I hear David.

    https://vine.co/v/MpM1wqvjgJF

  72. lynnella said

    Thanks for the nice comments.

    I wonder how we could hear the songs that weren’t on his albums. Do they have them somewhere in sheet music. I’m sure he did demos of them, I wonder what happened to the demos. Just wondering.

    I wish he would do an album of unreleased songs. They should have done that while he was gone. It would have sold well, as hungry as we were for new music. Heck, I would have bought a single of him singing the Alphabet song.

    Lynne

  73. djafan said

    This so great!

    katie (moore) @K_80 · 38m
    This lucky gal just got a visit from @DavidArchie
    I still feel like crazy Paula every time I see him https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDNqne6UVUU

  74. bebereader said

    GrammyJ#67 High Five!
    Assuming he’s collaborating with Joy Williams again, I’m very anxious to see what gems come out this writing session.

    Glad David is back in Nashville. It seems like a great town with lots of music memorabilia, cafes, concerts, restaurants and music-minded people. Best of all, as Emifriend said, fans respect celebrities so he won’t feel like his life is under a microscope. Also he has friends who live there so he’s not alone.

    #73 djafan
    Did a little research and found that Katie Moore designs album covers.

    Per Twitter:
    No Matter How Far album cover art by Katie Moore @K_80

    “@joywilliams: new @thecivilwars album cover art by Katie Moore (@K_80):

    https://twitter.com/K_80

  75. MT said

    Lynella,
    LOL I still may be willing to buy a single of him singing the Alphabet song. Just to hear that voice!

    Dja & Bebe,
    73. I laughed so hard at Katie Moore’s tweet. Looks like the “IT” factor is still alive and going strong. :)

    I wonder if it was just a social visit or could he actually be discussing album covers already? Wouldn’t he have to wait to see what the music is about before doing something like that? Once again, things that make you go hmmmm. haha I love that he is out and about and making beautiful music. ♥ Cuz whatever he sings, we know it will be beautiful. Right?

    *excited fan* :D I am a happy fan today. Can you tell? lol

    Still lovin’ the vlog! ♥

  76. bebereader said

    MT,

    Yes whatever he sings, we know it will be beautiful.

    “Every time you open up your mouth
    Diamonds come rolling out,,,”

    These lyrics are from a beautiful song from the show “Nashville” (coincidentally). Every time I hear the song I think of David.

  77. djafan said

    David is out and about :)

    Sheona Gozmao ‏@sheonargozmao 16m
    Just saw David Archuleta in downtown franklin with @pcpnotthedrug

    Dorothy Johnson @djoorhontshoyn · 27m
    @kimak @muldur @gemzone http://goo.gl/VKspBE looks like the peeps he Loves in Nashville are the Truman’s and Fords

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

  78. djafan said

    Very interesting….

    Dorothy Johnson @djoorhontshoyn · 19m
    @kimak @muldur @gemzone I love that they are All the upper crust of dōTERRA

    http://www.doterra.com/healinghands/

  79. Abrra said

    Thanks to all who posted how they spend free time. I enjoy every post :)

    Something old,but new!

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    Andrea C @AndreaFOD
    I never posted this pic before of @DavidArchie . He’s holding a book I gave him called ‘Happy Like Jesus’. twitpic.com/e5e74j

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic
    Steph Follow Limit:( @NsyncerBelieber
    @DavidArchie It’s been 4 years ago today that I met you Thank You for one of the best days! ILY pic.twitter.com/itTGiU0qbm
    Abrra

  80. bebereader said

    David Archuleta ‏@DavidArchie 13m

    Walking through nature humbles me. I realize how many details I cannot comprehend, but what I can comprehend is that it’s glorious.

  81. bebereader said

    These are old (you can tell by the hair) but they’re new to me!

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    http://mattclaytonphotography.blogspot.com/2014/06/david-in-laguna.html?spref=tw

  82. bebereader said

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    http://mattclaytonphotography.blogspot.com/2014/06/david-in-laguna.html?spref=tw

  83. bebereader said

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    http://mattclaytonphotography.blogspot.com/2014/06/david-in-laguna.html?spref=tw

    All found on Twitter.

  84. bebereader said

    It must be our lucky day!
    More pics, this one with a tweet from Naima Adedapo, former American Idol contestant.

    Naima Adedapo @Naima_Adedapo · 3h

    Best pop up songwriting session EVER! Lol. #TheEarthIsOnATilt 😉#GoodTimesWriting with @CaseyBassy & @DavidArchie

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    Best pop up songwriting session EVER. Out of a conversation about the seasons in North America versus South America! Lol. Casey Abrams David Archuleta #TheEarthIsOnATilt #GoodTimes #ILoveWriting

  85. Abrra said

    Oh bebebebebebebebe! I come home to all these lovelies. Thank you for checking on twitter. HAIR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Abrra

  86. djafan said

    AYE AYE !!!

    So much happiness!

  87. djafan said

    My google alerts are coming and coming. The usually sites to download David’s music illegally, get those everyday but now I’m getting buzz about the Face to Face live chat in english and spanish, and more of the I’m not dead vlog! And just now the AI reunion lol

    Leave a comment here if you get a chance :)

    mjsbigblog ‏@mjsbigblog 1m
    #DavidArchuleta, #CaseyAbrams, #NaimaAdedapo Jam in Nashville (PHOTOS) http://bit.ly/1l6imdH

    American Idol alums, Naima Adedapo (Season 9), Casey Abrams (Season 10) and David Archuleta (Season 7 and just back from a Mormon Mission in Chile) are all in Nashville to do a little songwriting and make some music! Today, they got together for a little impromptu songwriting session. Naima tweeted:

  88. Angelica said

    I love that he’s working with Casey and Naima. And meeting with the lady who designed his last two album covers ftw!

    Gaah that hair in the black and white Matt Clayton photos. You know, he did not say he wasn’t going to grow his hair. Just said he knew we didn’t like it short, at least some of the fans. I’m thinking it’s easy and cool for summer and why bother with longer hair till he gets ready to tour or do photoshoots. Also, he may be leaving it missionary short till at least after the church chat on the 24th. #teamhair

  89. skydancer1x said

    Its a hairfest!! lol!

    Thank you Bebe!!♥

    gorgeous pics of David from Twitter/Matt Clayton!
    wow haha! Casey, looking like the not so cowardly lion!

    I love Nashville!

  90. MT said

    Bebe,
    Thanks for the pics!! Especially love the top pic in #81 but they’re all good. Those black and white …. boy has some hair! LOTS of hair. Was the wind blowing?? cuz that’s some wild hair right there. LOL But no matter, because there is always that face. ♥

    Angelica,
    #teamhair << haha Me too!. :D

  91. jans11 said

    Maybe little late here with my response, Abrra, but I love to read, read, read! I am semi retired so I have more time to be able to do that. Even tho I don’t work at the nursing home anymore, I go to where some of the main ones were moved to and visit them as often as I can. I still do hair part time here at home and I am the leader of the grief group at church. I love to shop, cook and when my family gets together there is a lot of that! My kids run a daycare next door, so when I want to see little ones, I just walk over there and get my fill! :)

    Lynn, your poem beautiful and so true. I worked in a nursing home for about 13 yrs and had so much compassion for the residents. Anyone can be in their shoes in the blink of an eye! I thank God everyday that I have been able to stay healthy. If you have your health, that’s so important. My mom got sick in her 40′s and passed at age 66…not a good thing.

    Nice to see David’s smiles in Nashville. And doing what he wants with the people he likes. Hoping to maybe see him in the audience tonight! :)

    Love the new, old photos of David! And yes his hair! :) :) By the way, the Elders came by yesterday and made an app’t for a hair cut on Monday, their P day! :)

    Good to see all the buzz that his vlog put out! He is alive! And everyone knows it now!

  92. Abrra said

    Now that I have had a chance to calm down about the “new” pictures, I pondered about why they showed up now. They could be a message that another shoot is coming.
    Granted they are old and most likely won’t be used for any album art, but David did meet with Katie Moore who has done 2 of his CD covers. I pondered that the writing and visit to Nashville just could produce an EP. I like to ponder with that thought for a bit just because I think it’s possible.

    I was a fan of Naima Adedapo when she was on AI10. She was a struggling artist with small children and a supportive husband. She has so much talent beyond singing. She has a BA in Dance. She grew up around music with a father, Adekola Adedapo who is a jazz singer.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naima_Adedapo

    Here is a video of Naima and Casey Abrams performing “Summertime”. I like how they scat sing.


    Heidi Johns

    Abrra

  93. Abrra said

    Angelica Get outta my head!

    Jan What do you like to read? I would love to have a day care nearby. Kids are great in small doses :)

    Abrra

  94. bluesky4home said

    Casey and DA in the same room!!!!?? Goofing off together!!!??? Musically!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!??????????

    What I would give to be there and hear that! Oh. My. Ears. &. Whiskers!

  95. jans11 said

    Abrra, I read just about anything. Historical romances, biographies, self-help books, positive thinking books, verse of the day books, cookbooks….love to collect recipes…some I try and some I don’t, but want to. I love to do crossword and jigsaw puzzles. I used to sew a lot but don’t do much anymore. I can’t work in the yard because of bad allergies.
    Yes, I go over to the daycare to see them and they all run over to me saying “hi grandma” and I talk to them 5 or 10 min and I come back home! :) My youngest great granddaughter is 7 mo old and she has finally taken up with me. She’s a mama’s girl.
    DJA, hope you get to play that piano. I have a keyboard and tried to catch up on what I learned when I was a little girl, to no avail. I took piano, accordian and tapdance and ballet lessons…but master of none. For some reason or other mom never carried any of them through.
    Bluesky…It would be so much fun to be there watching them goofing off and “scat singing”! He is so funny when he’s goofing off. He was that way at my first VIP, probably because it was fairly small. The others I was at were large and he didn’t.

  96. bluesky4home said

    One of the commentators on MJ’s says that Gina Orr is Casey’s manager.

  97. djafan said

    Jan, I’m going to give it a go :)

    Bluesky, yes Gina Orr is Casey’s manager. May be that’s how they hooked up? I think it’s great. Hoping David stays in Nashville at least until after the Bonarro Festival.

  98. djafan said

    They aired David’s vlog on Indonesian tv!!!!!

    DEMI @archangelovatic · 1h
    your vlog just aired on my tv screen tonight netTV indonesia @DavidArchie how about it???

    dave @chordsofarchie · 59m
    I SAW YOU ON MY TV @DavidArchie i’m shocked but also proud of you :) they show us about your newest vblog!

  99. Angelica said

    New thread>>

  100. . said

    #77 and 78 I left another post on the most current thread about the doTERRA friends of David and also my friends. DOT ;-)

  101. Dorothy said

    I don’t know they that #100 just said . Said. it is Dorothy hmmm

  102. debbie said

    Now that we know David reads our messages on twitter he might read them on other fansites. David’s fans are very, very creative and they make such beautiful graphics and do excellent croping of photos. I wonder if David might get offended by some of these.There are some with his head pasted on a peter pan costume. I’ve seen others in the past with his head on a horse and so on.He might not like them but doesn’t anything. We think they are cute and are entertained by them. What about him though?

  103. Angelica said

    Debbie, I don’t do cute graphics here. Except when I put him underwater in scuba gear about to kiss a shark. MyDearWriter showed it to him and tweeted this,

    MyDear Writer @MyDearWriter

    Just finished showing your site to David, Jasmin & the team. David laughed at the ‘scuba’ possibilities. Thanks! @TheVoiceDA :)

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