Posts Tagged ‘#DA2014’
Posted by djafan on Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Posted in @DavidArchie, Archies, David Archuleta, fandom, fillers, Uncategorized | Tagged: #DA2014, Archuleta, David Archuleta, David Archuleta rocks! :), Gotta love him, singer, the Voice, what just happened? | 25 Comments »
Posted by Angelica on Saturday, March 22, 2014
WELCOME HOME ELDER DAVID ARCHULETA!!!
I wish I had more words too but there just aren’t enough. I’ll let you guys come up with some of your own.
Speaking of patience, I need patience to wait for this haaaiiirrr to grow back.
Looks like the lesson in patience was filmed the same day the rainy day collage was shot.
So…there is sunshine always after the rain. All we have to do is patiently wait just a wee bit longer.
We’ll be here all week. Y’all have a great one.
Posted by djafan on Friday, March 21, 2014
ARE WE READY TO CAUSE AN UPROAR??!!
Everyone join us in celebrating David Archuleta’s World Wide Trending Party!
Add the trending phrase to every tweet.
Remember that only the phrase should be all caps.
The World Is Waiting David Archuleta
And I challenge you to also add The Best Is Yet To Come.
@davidarchie The World Is Waiting David Archuleta > The Best Is Yet To Come < ♥
Just change the last symbol, add video link, or say something else at the end :)
See below for your trending time.
This from the TDAMS committee
HAPPY 5TH ANNIVERSARY!!!
There is SO much to celebrate this year! This is our 5th year in which we are able to award THE DAVID ARCHULETA MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP!!! Since it began, we – actually the FANS – have given out $16,000 worth of scholarships to 8 deserving students!! That’s $16,000 that these students would not have had to further their music education if it hadn’t been for YOU!! Do you remember our first year?
We posted this heartfelt video (shown below) made by strangerphilosophy. (our very own Angelica!)
I leave you with a “A THOUGHT”
Posted in @DavidArchie, Appreciation, Archies, David Archuleta, twitter trending party, Uncategorized | Tagged: #DA2014, Archuleta, Charity, David Archuleta, Gotta love him, missing him, roar, The best is yet to come, the gift, the Voice, The World Is Waiting David Archuleta | 26 Comments »
Posted by bluesky4home on Monday, March 17, 2014
It was just over 6 years ago this month that my son Joey told me that I really should listen to this local kid on American Idol. He said he was from around where we used to live, that he was LDS and that he was a very impressive singer. Joey has never let me forget how skeptical I was, and how very reluctantly I sat with folded arms, a doubtful expression on my face as he brought a YouTube video up on my computer and brought DA into my life.
Since then, my sons have teased me somewhat and wondered a time or two. But they are mostly supportive of my support of DA. Joey even got to meet him before he left (at a place where Joey works) and had the chance to tell him that he completely supported him in his decision to serve a mission.
Now Joey has gone and returned. And he and his friends, (some other LDS young men who had returned from their own missions) formed a musical group called Argyle. For several years they have traveled, sang, and performed all around Utah.
Although I love almost all their music, I have my favorites. One of these is “New Heights,” which tells the tale of a returned missionary meeting up with a girl he had left behind.
So now we have come full circle. DA is now the one who is returning… to all of us he “left behind.” He has new plans. He has dreams, goals, and some challenges (I am sure) awaiting him.
But I am also sure that he is full of that same wonder, that same drive, that same spontaneous generosity of spirit and energy of soul that he had when he left. Only now… Wow. That is all I can say: Wow!!
In my mind, I hear him say, as the men of Argyle say in their song: “Hey! How are You!? I know it’s been a couple years….”
And I am ready to “jump” into the deep end, “fly” to the horizon, and accompany him, in my own way and with my own heart, as he begins to “chase all of (his) dreams.”
God bless you, DA, in this new chapter of your life. Because I do believe the words of the song:
“I didn’t ever want to let you go, but back then I had to be alone. Please understand. I know it wasn’t fair to you. But, back then I wasn’t ready. Now I am!!!”
I do believe you are, DA. And we will need all the ballast we can manage to stay afloat in the waves of fun rising on the horizon. I do believe.
Bluesky is a staff writer for The Voice.
Posted by Angelica on Monday, March 10, 2014
Just had my annual check up (preparation for David’s return) and my lab results were in every way perfect, except that apparently, I have absolutely no vitamin D in my body. The normal levels range up in the 90′s and my level was so low as to not even rate a number. I was not surprised by the news; the only light I have received for months is from the weak glow of my laptop. It has been far too cold to venture outside for long and since sunlight is essential for acquiring this vital vitamin, I was instead prescribed massive doses of vitamin D. That, along with the welcome promise of warm weather will soon put me right. Yet the whole thing got me thinking about another deficiency in D that I have been suffering from for the past two years. By that I mean vitamin David. The symptoms for both are remarkably similar: a general feeling of being tired and a tendency toward depression. hmmm. Coincidence? I think not. It appears I am in good company as a cursory scan of twitter revealed several others who feel that David is sunshine incarnate.
cheska @SnowyOli 2h
David archuleta is my sunshine <33
McKenzie Harris @McKenzieHarr Feb 22
Don’t know how he does it but David Archuleta naturally exudes positivity. @DavidArchie’s Chinese name is sunshine. pic.twitter.com/phtHFMPqto
Francesca @FangirlFrance Mar 3
The only motivation i have in life right now is David’s return. My sunshine will be back soon and that keeps me going. :) #DA2014
Barb W @EL_FOD Feb 28
David Archuleta Is Coming Home and that means winter will be over! Hello Sunshine!
Archugeezer @Archugeezer Feb 28
David Archuleta Is Coming Home at the right time ’cause we can sure use a little more sunshine right now.
Mary Dee @GoodPlaceDA2014 Feb 28
Welcome back Mr. Sunshine!! David Archuleta Is Coming Home.
Pattie #DA2014 @Attwittsend Feb 28
I am freezing. David Archuleta Is Coming Home soon and I’m sure he’s bringing some sunshine with him :)
pattilou733 @pattilou733 Feb 28
David Archuleta Is Coming Home.The sunshine is retuningto our lives.
Pattie #DA2014 @Attwittsend Feb 28
David Archuleta Is Coming Home … ♫ You are my sunshine ♫
Debbie #DA2014 @DebVaFOD Feb 28
@Attwittsend Awww. He IS sunshine. David Archuleta Is Coming Home :)
So it appears that many of us suffer from the same want: A severe deficiency in vitamin D caused by a lack of David Archuleta, i.e., Mr. Sunshine. There is no cure for ODD, but we know its cause and ODDly enough, it can only be managed with adequate exposure to it, uh, him. In short, we need our sunshine.
Songs – “You are my Sunshine” by Liliana Rose, “Here Comes the Sun” by The Beatles.”
Posted in @DavidArchie, @kariontour, Begin., Chile, David Archuleta, Mission, Personal freedom | Tagged: #DA2014, @DavidArchie, Begin., Chile, David Archuleta, Mission accomplished?, Welcome Back David, Whenever you get back | 71 Comments »
Posted by MT on Sunday, March 2, 2014
Well, here we are! Over two years ago we sat in shock after hearing David’s announcement telling us that he would be gone from the music world, from our world, for two years. Even when we eventually reached the acceptance stage and understood his reasons for going, we still felt an uneasiness. “What would we do? What would happen without him for that long?” That was the reality that was sinking in for so many of us.
Each of us had our own reason for feeling the way we did. For some, David’s uplifting music was a balm for their souls that would be sorely missed. For others, he was a source of joy in a sometimes otherwise difficult life. Others would miss the friendships, the camaraderie, this fandom he created. Others would miss the live concert experiences. And for some, his vlogs made them happy in a way they still can’t explain. For each of those reasons and many more, we felt there would be a void that couldn’t be filled without him here. As great as videos are, and as grateful as we are that we had all those videos, they is just no substitute for the real thing. Yet, here we are. Somehow we managed to make it to 2014.
Perhaps David understood how we felt. His working so hard before he left to leave us with a mini-series to watch, and new music to explore and savor, helped tremendously. The vlogs and photos shared by his team while he was gone helped too. And even though he was so many miles away, we were given the privilege of seeing him sing at Christmas both years, through the generosity of his church in making those events open to the public and posting videos online for all to enjoy.
It’s been a long two years and perhaps the hardest part is yet to come. These last days seem to be eerily quiet. We’ve spent the past two years looking back at all the amazing performance videos, those wonderful gifts from fans, remembering what a phenomenal talent he has always been. But it’s now so close that we’ve stopped looking back because the future is just over the horizon, almost within our grasp.
The videos we saw at Christmas show a David who is still the same and yet so very different at the same time. While we are no longer looking back, we have no idea what that future will bring. The excitement we feel about his return has us sitting on the fence between the past and the future, a future we know in our hearts will be bright and wonderful for David. How could it not be?
While we wait out the last days before his return, I’d like to take the opportunity to thank the admins here at The Voice, and all of David’s fan sites, for their hard work in keeping us together for all these months and for making it so much fun! Thank you for sharing the smiles, the laughter, and the tears these past two years. And to all the fans who are still here, kudos for hanging in there! It will be worth the wait! It won’t be long now. We’re in the home stretch and it’s time to look ahead! Who’s ready for David? Vlogs and videos and concerts, OH MY! What will YOU be doing to get ready for David’s homecoming?
Here are a few of the things I’ve jotted down on my own “to do” list.
1. Check the piggy bank.
2. Tune up my engine. Include the car engine as well. Road trip!!!
3. Shop for tour clothes.
4. Pull out all my David Archuleta shirts, jackets, pins, bracelets, etc. Put them all on and dance like nobody is watching. Make sure.
5. Sign up for ILAA which is now VIP Nation cuz you know I want that VIP ticket.
6. Review all the lyrics of David’s songs by playing all of his CDs and singing with him at the top of my lungs like nobody is listening. Make sure.
7. Buy a new computer/IPad to watch David videos.
8. Buy a new camera to TAKE David videos.
9. Practice my chair-scooting!
10. Practice my salsa dancing!
11. Practice jumping in the event of zero gravity.
Practice breathing in the event of no air in my lungs from screaming and jumping and dancing and scooting.
13. Scrap #12 and invest in a portable O2 tank. See if you can bundle a portable lifepak with it at a discount.
14. Get back on that diet!!
So. What’s on your list?
MT is a staff writer for The Voice.
Posted by djafan on Friday, February 28, 2014
Please join us in celebrating David Archuleta’s approaching return! Join the world wide trending party!
David Archuleta Is Coming Home
February 28th at 7pm PST – 10pm EST
See below for more times around the world.
All submissions for the welcome home video have been received and the deadline has now expired. That means that thing down there is working after all. lol. That’s a good thing. AAAAANNNDD twitter trending party was a blast last night. Thanks very much to all who participated and trended “David Archuleta is Coming Home” all over the world!
Posted in @DavidArchie, Appreciation, Archies, David Archuleta, fandom, fillers, Mission, twitter trending party, Uncategorized | Tagged: #DA2014, a gathering of angels, Archuleta, David Archuleta, missing him, Mission, Standing by him, the Voice, We'll Be Here | 29 Comments »
Posted by Angelica on Monday, February 17, 2014
It was two years ago that David Archuleta left for his mission. It seems like forever. Or maybe only a few weeks. I have an uncanny nonsense for time. It rivals my sense of direction which is nonexistent. “When” has no more meaning for me than “where.” I am always here. It is always now. You think I’m kidding, but when people ask me things like, how long have you worked here, lived here, I look at them with a perplexed expression on my face. I honestly don’t know. It could have been a decade ago or a few months. I was here then; I am here now. I could produce dates at any moment if given the opportunity. But I could not produce a difference in the feeling I have of my experience of then and now. For the most part, they would be the same. Time and space are simply meaningless constructs in some part of my brain that does not measure its passage or proximity.
So I am perhaps the wrong person to write this. A few days ago I published the article, “Is David Archuleta Coming Home Today?” Did I really believe he was one of the ones tapped to come home six weeks early when I posted it? No. But it pleased me to consider the possibility.
Now, I offer for your consideration this possibility. That we, all of us, are caught in some sort of time warp. Think about it. You don’t have to be temporally challenged like me to know that something is just not adding up. David did not come home on the 10th of February. We saw not a shadow of his coming so we are fated for six more weeks of waiting. Six more weeks. How long have we been saying and commenting and tweeting that we have just six more weeks to wait? By my calculation, (dubious I know, coming from me) we have been saying this now for several weeks. Yet we STILL have six more weeks to wait! Deductive reasoning will bear me out on this, thusly:
A. If six weeks ago, David was coming home in six weeks, then David should be home.
B. David is not home.
C. Time has stopped.
Elementary logic. If A is true and B is true, then it follows that C must also be true. This is just a working hypothesis and I earnestly hope that time will prove me wrong. You know, that thing that’s broke.
Is that clock even working down there? ↓
Posted by Abrra on Monday, February 10, 2014
Sitting here staring at a blank page.
I wonder how many writers have typed those exact words.
My own thoughts lately have been about reflecting on where the last six years have taken me as I follow the career of David Archuleta. From being completely off my radar, to being the most talented singer I have heard in decades. Here I am so many years later, still a big fan as well as helping to run a fan site. He is so worth it. I surely did not know that watching a TV show would change my life in so many ways. It’s all due to the joy that I discovered in a young man’s voice.
At times it has been exciting as well as confusing to follow the career of a celebrity from his first big break on “American Idol.” We want the best for him, yet it gets frustrating when the forward career movement seems to go so slowly. Every singer has to start out someplace. Having the opportunity for national exposure is about the best jump start a young singer can have. Yes, it takes talent to get noticed, but it take more than that to succeed in a very hard business. I do miss the excitement of appearances, radio station interviews, red carpet events. I learned that no one can sing patriotic songs better than David. How I loved to bash (on fan sites) the DJ’s who try to trap David into some crazy responses. I always felt that he would have a successful career and that it would most likely be a slow progression for him as he found his way with developing a style, as well as find his inner voice.
After Idol it was a frenzied existence trying to record a freshman album in the midst of a hectic tour. I often wondered where he found the energy to fit in so much work in so few hours in a day. I just had to be present for all the shows, in spirit. Fond memories of late night crappy cell casts from a fan’s cell phone over a web cam are now a thing of the past. Video has improved so much and cell phone audio is very good now. So, things do get better! It’s truly the fans who have brought David’s performances to us more than any other means. Many thanks to those who watch a concert with one eye on the lens!
What I wasn’t prepared for was a two-year break for a mission for his church. There are now less than sixty days until Elder Archuleta’s mission is complete. I began to think about the possibilities that await him. I wonder about what he put on hold back in 2012 and what he will be doing once he has readjusted to his new life back home. He may face a few social changes such as remembering to speak in English or realizing that he no longer has a companion to shadow his every move. It has to be a culture shock to return to his old life, just as it was when he first arrived in Chile. I try not to project my wants and wishes for the career direction he may take, but one thing I do know is that he is ready to sing on stage again. I saw this with my own eyes. He can hardly contain the desire to move and perform. The search for a sound is something he has expressed in video blogs. Where does one find their sound? Maybe it is something you discover by trial and error. David has shown his ability to interpret a song and deliver a refreshing new twist. From watching videos released by the LDS Church, we have seen only Spanish versions of some classic songs. What I noticed as well is the diverse style that David brought to the songs he sang, even though they were classics that I have heard sung in a certain way. As an example, he sang “Little Drummer Boy” in a whole new way from how he performed it in his own My Kind Of Christmas Tour. Jaws dropped as he raised the drum mallets and declared his ownership of the song. Equally effective was the recent version of “Little Drummer Boy” starting with snare drums and his voice front and center, then adding in flute and violin as the song builds to a crescendo. That’s what I like, always a surprise or twist to a song.
It was a pleasant surprise recently to see some activity on David’s official site. A simple thing such as a contest to win a scrap of his MKOC stage backdrop has given fans a spark of excitement that we needed. It is a confirmation that they are gearing up for his return in the spring. Most anticipated is the music. Spanish artist Enrique Iglesias has expressed a desire to work with David. This would be an opportunity for introducing David to international audiences that may not be as familiar with his music. I have seen tweets from Victoria Horn, who has been a collaborator, mentioning that she will see David soon. Knowing it will take time, maybe a year or more to have some original songs, I am fine with that.
Singing aside, if he has some contracts that were set in motion before he left, so be it. David has proven his ability to step outside of the music. He has what it takes to be an actor or a model, as well as a great singer. One has to balance the artistic with the practical when it comes to a professional career. Nothing worth waiting for can be rushed, especially something that has to flow from within your heart and soul.
Take your time David Archuleta. I will be here, there and everywhere as your fan.
Abrra, Very sorry to intrude but you know I-had-to-do-this after that last sentence of yours. Especially with the celebration of their 50th anniversary this week. Angelica.
Video credit nick tsourmas.