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DAVID ARCHULETA

School Daze

Posted by Angelica on Saturday, August 23, 2014

byuda

I wonder if he’s going.
I wonder if it’s true.
Is he going to matriculate?
To good ole BYU?

I wouldn’t blame him if he did.
Aim higher at some learning.
I wouldn’t blame him
Aim sky high!
Just don’t forget
Us down here yearning.

For the music and the VOICE
That in this moment
Made us weep,
The next rejoice.

Still waiting patiently,
Impatiently,
The next rejoice.

52 Responses to “School Daze”

  1. fenfan said

    That’s one good looking matriculation photo. And very nice id number – must have been specially reserved for him!

  2. tawna21 said

    Time will tell…. more time…. I have all the time in the world…. getting older by the minute…. David! Help us out here!!! :)

  3. Abrra said

    Summertime Sunday puzzle!

    http://www.jigsawplanet.com/?rc=play&pid=30e4b0220e8b

    Abrra

  4. betsy said

    I hope he DOES go. Why shouldn’t he better himself and do what most people get to do? All of my kids/step kids have attended college. I wouldn’t want anything less for him.

  5. MT said

    Angelica,
    hahaha You got me for a second there!

    I don’t know what he’s going to do anymore. He always seems to catch me by surprise. I just hope he’s happy with whatever it is.

    Nice puzzle, Abrra! You can never have too many David smiles. :)

  6. Suzy-Q said

    BYU has extensive and diverse performing arts and music classes. Lindsey Stirling, the dancing violist, went to BYU and now she is making her own music videos. She can take it through the whole process on her own. She now has millions of followers on YouTube and holds concerts all over the world. She went on a church mission and then to college before making it big. So, I’ll guess we’ll see when David is ready to tell us.

  7. BYU rumor said

    Is this real??!?

  8. Abrra said

    #7 Define real?

    Thanks MT. David has a million smiles to choose from :)
    Abrra

  9. tawna21 said

    Great puzzle, Abrra! And, yes, another one of those great smiles! :D

  10. betsy said

    Thanks for the puzzle sis, I need all the brain strengthening I can get. Not a bad way to do it. 👍

  11. Angelica said

    No it’s not real. Just a photo shopped image while we wait for the day after Labor Day, when classes start. Actually new student orientation begins this week so we may know sooner, IF it’s true.

    A big part of me, well maybe not so big because it’s the unselfish part, lol, hopes it is true. A university education is a refining experience not just intellectually, but socially. I’d like him to get more theory behind him and become more well-read. I’d like him to not always be the little guy from AI with only a high school GED. That he be taken seriously has always been my wish for him. He could hone his piano skills and finally learn to read music! Pretty important for a musician and would keep those pesky melodies from leaving his head, if he could write them down as they come to him. He could develop his creative writing skills. Maybe take some theater and performing arts classes. There is a great dance department at BYU. The short time I was there I took a beginning jazz dance class and it was WAY beyond me since the dance we had to learn was Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” Say what? I barely mastered the first day’s assignment of walking across the room without tripping. There was a modern dance recital I attended while there that was just amazing. There was one all-male performance that culminated with them all leaping so high into the air, backs arched, one rising as another descended only to rise again, done in complete silence. It was mesmerizing. I would not mind if David took some classes in dance, either jazz or Latin. I’m sure he would do much better than I did as he is a natural. Just needs more confidence.

    I don’t know whether he’s going to college or not but I am at peace with it. I know he can produce music and do concerts too. Heck, I worked a full-time job in the ICU the whole time I went to college, some weeks putting in 72 hours at the hospital and still managed a full class load.

    My posting this is not all speculation. I’m not a very good stalker, lol, but it doesn’t take one to pull up the BYU directory for Fall 2014 and type in David Archuleta.

  12. bebereader said

    Betsy#4,

    I’m with you. I hope David enrolls in college. I’ll never regret those four years of learning, of self-discovery, the lifelong friends I made, nutty professors, the smell of the school bookstore, lousy cafeteria food, doing assignments under shady trees, the Chow Chow truck…four years of fun and learning. I wish those four years on anyone who is thinking of enrolling.

  13. Abrra said

    Betsy #10

    You can go to http://www.jigsawplanet.com/ and make an account (free), then upload any image from your computer from the “create” menu at the top right.

    Or you can do any of the pre-made puzzles on the home page.

    Angelica #11

    Your comment is so well thought out. It’s what every parent wishes their child would glean from a college education. He has spent his whole youth focused on singing. It’s time he had the opportunity to focus on gaining the skills that a professional musician needs in his tool box.
    If it turns out that he won’t be attending college, I trust that he will realize the areas that need improvement and seek out mentors to help him.

    I did do a search, since you mentioned it. His name does come up. Nothing more, just his name.

    Abrra

  14. Dayzee said

    Abrra, thanks for the Sunday puzzles. We often had a jigsaw puzzle in the works when I was growing up. It was a great place for gathering with family and friends. The accepted format was for all the pieces to be set right side up. Then all of the edges must be put together before we could mess with the middle. All my life I have obeyed these basic customs. Until you began posting these delightful David pics. Now I am finding all the David parts first and then I can take my time with the peripheral areas. When solving the puzzles in the traditional manner I was always anxious and in a hurry to finish. Now I can take my time and leisurely finish up while enjoying just looking at what is on the screen. I do find it odd that David has been the impetus for disobeying the rules.

    A few years ago Angelica defined peripheral as any thing other than David. Since then whenever I see that word I think “Oh, not David”

    Chat was great last night. I appreciate all who make Saturday night so special.

  15. Angelica said

    Yes, Abrra. Just his name. Try typing your own or a friend’s name and see what you get.  photo emo28.gif

    BTW, I have missed doing chat with you all lately. New computer giving me trouble with screen resolution on the font size (only in chat windows). Have to find a work around.

  16. Abrra said

    Dayzee

    That is how do puzzles, edges first. Every family has their “rules”.

    I worked for a lady who did her puzzles on the dinning room table. I never forgot her rules. 1) Never look at the picture on the box and 2) work from the bottom to the top. That was way to strict for me. I told her how I did them and she got quite irritated, said I was cheating. ;)

    Cuff me and send me to jail :)

    Thanks for the kind words about Unplugged. Can’t wait for some fresh, new, shiny videos from David.

    Abrra

  17. Abrra said

    #15
    I got “No names were found with last name ‘Mouse’ and first name starting with ‘Minnie’.” ( I used my real name).

    We might have a clue here. Hehe

    Abrra

  18. jans11 said

    David even makes a good looking fake student card! :) Good job Angelica! I hope David goes to college if he desires. Education is so important and it will give him the good times and memories that college gives too. Something that would be so good for him since he has worked so hard and put himself on the back burner at such a young age to get his career jump started. He would be leading a normal life for a change and it would be good for him. He can still record and even have concerts. Not at the pre-mission rate, but it would be enough for me anyway just knowing that he is just “doing his thing” and being happy. And a lot of students have classes on-line now and that’s a whole new concept that would give him even more free time to do music.

    I got to get on line tonight after going out on the Showboat Branson Belle today. It was fun but HOT! 100*!

    Another fun puzzle, Abs!

  19. BYU rumor said

    it look so real, but u did a great job on it!!

  20. fenfan said

    The BYU student directory must have been getting lots of hits lately. LOL

  21. skydancer1x said

    Nice looking student ID Angelica.Nice looking ‘student’ too I might add.
    …seems the pieces of this New David puzzle are slowly starting to fall into place.Hopefully we can put this piece in within a week or two.
    Sure looks like a perfect fit right now, to me.

    I totally agree with ( d.) ‘all of the above’ reasons/comments from you guys.
    And no time like the present for him to go, #noregrets.
    David savors every life experience and growth opportunity he has,(and we know he does.)
    I don’t think he will miss out on this one.♥

  22. bluesky4home said

    Dear DA

    If you do plan on hitting a few books this fall, please stop by BYU Mens Chorus via Vocal Point. I would not mind seeing you featured in one of their stellar videos. Just Sayin’.

    (or guest conductor?)

  23. bluesky4home said

    Yeah, just hang with these guys for a while? ^_^ Whatever you do….. have fun!

    I already know that you are “brave”.

  24. Abrra said

    AHHH Some good news! Sounds like PROGRESS :)

    David Archuleta @DavidArchie
    Good writing comes out of Nashville 👍. Glad to be in one of my favorite towns working with some mighty talented writers.

    Abrra

  25. Angelica said

    Oh SNAP! 👍 He’s in Nashville writing again! My heart is doing the 2 step like <^ there.

  26. djafan said

    What???!!!

    RadioEveryone@RadioEveryone
    Fans of David Archuleta, something is going to happen dedicated to all of you, stay tuned because in a few days we will give you the great news.

  27. djafan said

    Hello all! I’m not dead I’m alive! I’m not being lazy lol. Sorry couldn’t help myself.

    Dad still in hospital so its been a little stressful. Praying he has a great night and he can go home tomorrow!

  28. djafan said

    Angelica, love your poem. Im all for David going to school if that is what he wants. There are so many ways to accomplish this nowadays. This would not hinder the music of David. This man is a genius, if that mcreery dude can do it David will excel at it

    And the news that he has a surprise for his fans warms my heart to no end :)

  29. tawna21 said

    dja…. first of all the bestest of wishes for your Dad’s recovery!!! Second, what?! A surprise for us?! Pick me up off the floor!! I’m here…. going nowhere!!

  30. Abrra said

    Catching up this morning!

    Do not try to adjust your monitor, artist at work.

    Katie More tweets about her lunch.

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic
    katie (moore) @K_80 · 7h
    Lunch today with one of the best guys. http://instagram.com/p/sJWWSdLrDj/

    Let’s do the math, shall we?

    Songwriting in Nashville + lunch with Album cover artist = MUSIC SOON!

    Abrra

  31. fenfan said

    #26 Sorry to burst your bubble but that “surprise” is just some programme/event that RadioEveryone (internet radio from Italy) and an Italian David fansite are organizing together. David is not personally involved. I read that over at FOD.

    #30 Lovely picture! He looks smashing in pink! I like your maths, Abrra.

  32. MUNKM said

    David honing in his skills at BYU and writing in Nashville! Sounds way awesome to me! I was a music major at BYU. It is a program of excellence and huge competition! They have a really great new major called Commercial Music within the music department where one learns not only tons of music theory and composition but one learns how to produce their own music. So.. if D decides to perfect his craft at BYU, more power to him! What an awesome ride! and! excited about Nashville! :D

  33. cc halo said

    MUNKM, I wonder what it would be like to have someone who’s already a seasoned professional musician as a student in those classes. Would he be studying things he’s already had a ton of experience in? I went as far as my Master’s in the architecture field, and yet I felt that 90% of what I learned came from actually working in the profession.

  34. MUNKM said

    HI Cc Halo! I think anyone can always learn more and perfect/grow a talent by associating with other gifted people in many areas and genres. There is a whole world of music and history of music out there. I took piano from a professor of music from the time I was 7. I also took music theory from her all those years. When I went to BYU, there was much I already knew but there were also holes in my education. I don’t know if that’s what David is doing but if he chooses to take advantage of those professors there, they are quite gifted in many areas. I think he would love it. Its been great to see him grow as an artist. I am excited to see what he creates! :D

  35. tawna21 said

    Abrra #30…. That man in pink is one refreshing drink of cool water!! imho!!

  36. Abrra said

    Fenfan
    I think you are on to something.

    MunkM
    Thanks for sharing your experience at BYU. It sounds like there is a lot of flexibility in their course studies.

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    fordoterra
    1 hour ago
    Just another night on the town hangin with some of my favorite musicians. #jasondeer #marieosmond #davidarchuleta

    Abrra

  37. bebereader said

    Marie Osmond tweeted:

    Marie Osmond @marieosmond · 11m

    Just landed in Chicago. Such a fun day in Nashville catching up with dear friends like @DavidArchie 😊

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

  38. djafan said

    Cchalo and Munk,

    Interesting, experience versus schooling. I can tell you that there isnt a school that could’ve taught me what I needed to know to perform my job yet there have been some invaluable courses that have been specifically designed to fill the gaps by some very smart folks. If David can tap into courses where he can hone his genius by all means go for it. And of course put into practice what you master as you go to feed the hungry beast :)

  39. djafan said

    Fenfan, really? Oh well, anything to promote David is good.

    Love lunches with friends that post amazing art in the form of David or David’s. That pink T is a keeper. You notice the fluffy? lol

    Marie Osmond, I once had her short haircut lol. She’s one of my favorite celebrities and it’s great that she and David are friends and even moreso that she tweeted a picture of them looking really good.

  40. bebereader said

    MunkM#32

    “…They have a really great new major called Commercial Music within the music department where one learns not only tons of music theory and composition but one learns how to produce their own music. So.. if D decides to perfect his craft at BYU, more power to him!”

    Thanks for sharing that info. It seems like a perfect fit for David. My husband majored in music in college too but many moons ago and not BYU. At that time the up and coming major was music therapy. Time flies!

    ccHalo#33

    ” I went as far as my Master’s in the architecture field, and yet I felt that 90% of what I learned came from actually working in the profession.”

    Hands on experience is so valuable.

    Idk if anyone saw this tweet yesterday:

    Andy Albert @AndyAlbert · Aug 25
    Songwriter with @DowntownMusic

    Got a good one today with @DavidArchie and Marc Beeson!

  41. bebereader said

    David just replied to Marie Osmond’s tweet:

    David Archuleta ‏@DavidArchie 18s

    @marieosmond it was good to see you!

  42. fenfan said

    #39 Hush, Dja. Do not take notice of anything fluffy. Ignore it! Looking could cause it to disappear! LOL

    Marie Osmond looks beautiful. That guy with her is not too shabby either, although his shirt seems a bit too tight.

  43. betsy said

    Fen lol, I was just going to mention that. He could maybe go one size up in the shirt department. He’s been bursting out of it for a couple months. 💪 😇

  44. tawna21 said

    Betsy…

    ‘… I was just going to mention that. He could maybe go one size up in the shirt department. He’s been bursting out of it for a couple months. ‘

    must be some P90X side effects :) Yeah, David needs to donate that shirt to his BIL!

  45. djafan said

    Tawna and Betsy I’ll shush about the fluffy haha

    Yes, I think it’s time to go shopping again!

    Marie Osmond tweeted David back.

    I really enjoyed it too. See you soon! 😊 “@DavidArchie: @marieosmond it was good to see you!”

  46. His undershirt will make it tighter too! You can see it in the picture. He will have to allow for that too! Just like socks in some shoes.

  47. skydancer1x said

    hey peep!

    23.Bluesky,
    those guys are really good,hadn’t seen their “BRAVE ” video yet.( My eyes were watering listening to the lead vocalist singing in that key! whew!)609,000+ views..that’s awesome. Thanks for sharing. Love the college acapella groups from all over the country,they are so good.

    37.Bebe, nice being able to see closeup, David’s eyes in that pic you enlarged,such a beautiful color…gah …uh..shirt?..what shirt?

  48. skydancer1x said

    bwaaak! (correction… that would be all you peeps♥ not 1 peep.) lol

  49. bebereader said

    David tweets!

    David ArchuletaVerified account ‏@DavidArchie

    So this must be what it feels like to really write music from the heart. Feels good. Takes time to realize some things.

  50. MT said

    49. Bebe,
    Songwriting!! Yay!

    Did anyone else read that tweet and see a light bulb just go on for him? :!: Maybe he just found the key that will unlock the door to some really great songwriting. :D

    You go, David! Pour your heart out and make us cry.

  51. MT said

    hahaha That little emoji didn’t come out right. :? It was supposed to be a light bulb! LOL

  52. bebereader said

    New article ——->>>>

    MT, I’m moving your comment to new article, light bulb and all. :)

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