Posted by bebereader on Wednesday, November 26, 2014
picture edit Angelica
On this Thanksgiving 2014, once again we will get together and reconnect with family and old friends while enjoying a delicious feast just like at the first Thanksgiving when Native Americans and New Englanders came together to share a meal. We will celebrate and count our blessings, big and small.
To David: Thank you for the joy you bring to our lives. The best is yet to come!
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Posted by djafan on Monday, November 24, 2014
106,022 Views as of 7:30am 11/24/2014
“His voice has matured and resonates with a silky, richness – it filled the entire venue and everyone was literally hypnotized and mesmerized by the depth of emotion in every single note. He got a little choked up at the end of the Spanish portion, and it was all I could do to hold the phone steady and not cry – even after all this time, David still has the power to move people to tears.”
“The bodyguards read the situation clearly and immediately surrounded David and Lupe and started moving them towards the exit. Then panic ensued as people realized David was leaving, and the crowd went into full Reno Solo Tour GA (General Admission) mode – if you were at Reno, you know what I mean – and it took everything in my power not to get knocked down and trampled! I was afraid for David – it was like the heyday of David Mania – and the bodyguards (I think there were six of them) linked arms and cut a path towards the exit and ushered David and Lupe into a waiting car where they were whisked off into the night, the red tail-lights getting smaller and smaller in the distance, and then he was gone.”
And then there’s this:
Continuing my journey on the #northshore of Oahu with @climb_works . Such a blast! Nice people, and got me to try things I probably wouldn’t have before. Highly recommend checking out these awesome places in Hawaii! #CLIMB #hangingaround #zipline #iheartHawaii #SummerbreezeinNovember
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Posted by bluesky4home on Monday, November 17, 2014
Picture Edit: Abrra
It seems I am a “shape-changer”.
I have lugged three huge lawn bags filled to the brim, out to the trunk of the car: some things just don’t fit they way they used to. Whether this is good news or bad, I will leave up to the imagination.
However, I found myself thinking of this the other day in relation to DA and wondered how things “fit” for him since his return to the states, his career, and his family.
Like coming home to a “found” trunk of clothes, some fit, some don’t, and some old favorites look different. Each missionary coming home (or anyone returning from a two-year-life-changing-experience) finds that things “fit” differently than before. We are not the same shape as we once were. Neither within nor without. Each person takes their own amount of time to reassess, evaluate, and experiment on the “shape” they are in. Which things are the same? Which are different?
And most of all – What did I bring home with me that I especially want to keep?
DA brought back an even greater determination to be of service to his fellow-man. This is very evident in the choices he has made of when and to whom, he has performed. I do not believe that this means he devalues his “regular” fan base. I think it just means he has sharpened his focus.
We know that he has said how he loved being in the mission-field because the focus was not on himself. I can imagine that trying to keep the focus on what he is doing rather than on himself, is one reason he seems more distant to his fans. It is because of his own goals and what he needs to do in order to achieve them, not from anything the fans have done. We are a diverse and sometimes unwieldy bunch, and we love to focus on him. He on the other-hand, would rather not focus on himself, and he has only so much time and energy. I believe that his ability to balance the demands of a public life and a private one will improve with time and maturity. (When your public is your “buyer”, you simply have to connect!) Yet for now, he wants to be more private. I can respect that.
He is working. Goes to school. Writes music. Records. Travels. Spends time with family. Has told us in different ways that he is working with a variety of music. And… Although he has not sung to us (sigh), I do not believe that that means he does not want to.
It is just that for the first time in his life, he gets to try it his way, in his own time frame, without constant input from outside sources. What a challenge he has taken on! What courage it must take to push himself to stand musically in a place previously denied him, and to hear the echo of his own heart.
He will come. What he brings to us all then, will not be perfect. But it will be as perfect as he can make it. And it will come from as true a place as he can discover: it will be with as much of his soul as he can form into sound.
It will be the shape of things to come.
Bluesky is a staff writer for The Voice.
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Posted by Abrra on Sunday, November 9, 2014
(At Meet The Mormons premiere)
I had a strange reaction when David went to the trouble of making a video for the song “Glorious” and then gave the song away for free. The video represented what most fans consider a dream come true; David singing his heart out in the studio! I thought, ‘What is he doing? Is he sabotaging his career if he gives his talent away?’ But as the the views on YouTube climbed to hundreds of thousands and reached over a million, the light finally went on over my head.
This was a genius move. How better to jump-start his career than to hitch his wagon to a juggernaut of a song that is the centerpiece of a documentary movie? This move certainly got his name back in circulation in Utah and with his fans, some who may have stepped back when he left on a mission. Finally he had something to share with those who took the time to listen. It was a generous gift.
Next came the super cut video contest where David invited everyone to make a video of themselves singing “Glorious” to a music track that he provided.
This is where the whole thing evolved into the “song that could”. I have seen old and young, male and female, trios and duos, and choirs take to a microphone and record themselves singing. They sing in living rooms, stairwells and one was even on a road beside a corn field. Reading the descriptions below many of the videos, I could tell that this song had touched them deeply. It wasn’t just that David had asked them to sing; it was a desire to share their hearts with song.
What started out as a song to promote a documentary became something that touched generations of people worldwide. The main motivational ingredient was David Archuleta. He took a song and breathed life into it as only he can and made others want to listen to the lyrics and become inspired to sing it their way.
What I discovered by looking through the video playlist is that David’s fanbase is more diverse than I realized. At concerts there are mainly ladies and young teen girls. How nice it is to know there are men of all ages who proclaim their fandom! There is a silent majority out there who are fans. They show their support in ways that never occurred to me.
I see now that giving the song “Glorious” away for free was a master plan! A gift and an invitation from one heart to another. That’s the David I know best!
Posted in @DavidArchie, David Archuleta, fandom, GLORIOUS, music & lyrics, songwriting | Tagged: David Archuleta, feeling his voice, from the heart, invitation to sing, The Song That Could, the Voice | 87 Comments »
Posted by djafan on Tuesday, November 4, 2014
credit Nashville Tribute Band
- He Is Coming – Featuring John Cowan
- John’s Song – Featuring Troy Johnson
- What Manner of Man Is This? – Featuring Jason Deere and Chad Truman
- Blind – Featuring Alex Boye
- The One – Featuring Due West
- Tears on His Feet – Featuring Cardin Lopez
- What a Saint Should Be
- Pilate’s Wife – Featuring Katherine Nelson
- Soldier and the Thief – Featuring Jason Deere and Ben Truman
- Peter (Wide Awake) – Featuring Diamond Rio
- He Is Risen – Featuring Nathan Pacheco, Kassidy Osborn, SHeDAISY and John Cowan
- Apostles – Featuring Jason Deere
- When the Son of Man (Come Again) – Featuring David Archuleta
- The Greatest Story – Featuring Ben Truman
TODAY is the release day for The Nashville Tribute Band new album release “REDEEMER: A NASHVILLE TRIBUTE TO JESUS CHRIST” They will be having an album release party in Orem, Utah at Deseret Book University Village 7pm. They will be playing a few songs and rumor has it that they may have a surprise guest. Is it possible? I hope so. I’ve seen on twitter that many David Archuleta fans will be going so we may get pictures and praying for video!
The album is charting on itunes! David Archuleta has writing credits on song #13, When The Son Of Man Comes Again which is the most purchased single on the album!
Humbled and amazed that our new album REDEEMER: A NASHVILLE TRIBUTE TO JESUS CHRIST sits in the TOP 10 on the iTunes Christian & Gospel Chart tonight!
Also at Amazon where it’s also charting:
Big names contribute to Nashville Tribute Band’s new ‘Redeemer’ album
In less than 10 years, The Nashville Tribute Band has released four albums and performed over 1,000 shows on three continents, but this week it will release what it considers its most important project so far.
The album, titled “Redeemer,” is about the life and mission of Jesus Christ and will be released Tuesday, Nov. 4. It will be available through Deseret Book and features guest performances from David Archuleta, Alex Boye, Diamond Rio, Katherine Nelson, Nathan Pacheco, SheDaisy and more.
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Posted by djafan on Friday, October 31, 2014
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Posted by bebereader on Tuesday, September 30, 2014
On Wednesday, October 1, there will be a radio station completely devoted to David’s music! Archie Radio will broadcast live!
From Archie Radio Twitter:
“The music, the voice, the live… and just everything about David Archuleta. To listen to Archie Radio on your smartphone or tablet, type http://archieradio.noip.me in the browser of your mobile device.”
Archie Radio Official Website: http://archieradio.caster.fm/
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/archieradiostation
Twitter page: https://twitter.com/archieradio
Email address: email@example.com
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Posted by Angelica on Friday, September 19, 2014
I recently came across this interview of Ashton Kutcher on Ellen, talking about his speech at the 2013 Teen Choice Awards. He won the Teen Choice Award for “Ultimate Choice.”
Here is the actual speech he gave.
In 2008, David won the Teen Choice Award for “Most Fanatic Fans” and “Best Smile.” In 2009, he won the Teen Choice Award for “Breakout Artist of the Year,” “Best Love Song (Crush)” and “Best Tour (with Demi Lovato).” In 2010, he won “Best American Idol Alum.”
Now it is 2014 and David is no longer a teen. He is a grown man making choices that will affect the rest of his life. I find it interesting that while listening to Ashton’s views on life and the decisions/attitudes young people should adopt to be successful, I thought of David. Listen as Ashton elaborates the three talking points of his speech:
“The first thing is about opportunity. The second thing is about being sexy. And the third thing is about living life.”
In what ways do you think this view reflects/deviates from the path David is on now?
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