Posts Tagged ‘the Voice’
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 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 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 sandybeaches9 on Thursday, January 30, 2014
Pilgrim lighting a candle at The Edicule. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem. Photograph by Tommy Huynh.
“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” Albert Schweitzer
This is the magic that happens when writing about David. I thought yes, Albert Schweitzer you have said it to me and then when looking for that candle, that spark, there was a picture that stood out above all the rest. David gets chills when the music is awesome to him and my hands started to shake a little on the keyboard when I saw this amazing picture.
I have the deepest appreciation for all that David has given to me through his singing and by the person who he is now and always has been. We say this expression throughout the years and each time I hear it I am reminded of how lucky in life I have been.
The winter has us locked into coldness and the sounds of the frozen trees echo in the stillness. For me it has been the perfect time to dwell upon who inspires us. We can think about what is important and what impresses our minds and souls. There is never enough time to think such thoughts so it seems.
As we continue to enjoy David’s music, we can think about the people who have been bringing the joy of his music to us. Imagine for a moment if we did not have the pictures, the videos and the bits of news that have trailed back to us from faraway places. David’s voice is so amazing and sensitive that in listening to his singing voice we actually hear him speaking. It is such a personal experience when you listen to him sing in any language. I know the words of “O come O Come Emmanuel” but even if I didn’t, I don’t need to know the words of “O Ven O Ven Emmanuel” in Spanish. I believe that I hear the meaning in his voice. Listening to him is an incredible gift never taken without appreciation. This song has been an inspiration to me that I have not had for a while.
It is time to look around us and see who we have kept company with, those we already know and those who we have just met. A long time ago now, out of the blue we were talking one night on The Voice Unplugged about the song “Nobody Does It Better” and from that conversation came the first bracelet, “Nobody Sings It Better.” We distributed it as far and wide as we could, taking them to concerts and handing them out as different occasions arose. It actually became an article to buy on an overseas site.
The second bracelet was quickly thought out to bring his fans together. They were distributed worldwide as the requests came in. This bracelet expressed to him and ourselves that he has become a part of our souls. When David was away for only a while, a message was sent from him to his fans that we are a part of his heart. So that all said and done, we continued to live our lives to the fullest and came to our sites to connect and share the news.
I recognize the dedication of the sites to keep the fans together when sometimes so far apart, making it possible to continue in our enjoyment of the refined, accomplished, classical singer that David Archuleta is. Looking at the activities around this site includes the articles which were contributed by the staff and guest writers. For me, I couldn’t write anymore no matter how hard I tried, so I have to give so much credit to those who could, when there was hardly anything that I could consciously see to write about. But in the end of any conversation we might have, it is David through his music, that is still my greatest inspiration.
“It was only a sunny smile, and little it cost in the giving, but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
SandyBeaches is a staff writer for The Voice.
Posted in @DavidArchie, Appreciation | Tagged: #DA2014, Christianity in Jerusalem, Cultivating an attitude of gratitude, David Archuleta, Light, Pilgrim, the gift, the Voice, Tommy Huynh | 74 Comments »
Posted by djafan on Friday, January 3, 2014
We’re down the home stretch now for David’s return! Almost two years ago the I’ll Be Here #DA2014 project was created to let David know we would wait for him and he said he would be back!!
Both video and slide show below were shared with David.
We want every fan to participate! So please spread the word! See Monica’s message below.
Happy New Year! Although David isn’t returning from his mission for a few months still, we thought it might be good to get a head start on planning for a great welcome home video for him. The video we did before he left was super rushed so this time around we hope to get a photo submission from anyone who wants to be included. Please help spread the word to any fans who you know are not usually online by emailing this note to them directly.
The original message of the #DA2014 campaign was meant to unite ALL fans around the idea of supporting David unconditionally and letting him know that we’ll always be here for him. The spirit of this video will be all about welcoming him back and reminding him that we are STILL here for him and that he was always in our hearts over the past two years. We also want to communicate to him that whatever he chooses to do next in his career or personal life – we just want the best for him. We want him to feel the love and loyalty, not any pressure!
So with that in mind, here are the guidelines for the photo submissions.
1. Submit a photo *ONE PHOTO PER PERSON* (in JPEG format) of yourself holding a sign (or with a sign Photo-shopped on an existing photo) that says the following:
Welcome Back David!
Your name or Twitter handle
PLEASE FOLLOW ORDER ABOVE EXACTLY SO ALL SIGNS WILL LOOK THE SAME
Group photos are fine. Writing the sign in your native language is fine. If you would rather not include a photo of yourself, you can submit just a photo of the sign itself.
If you are not taking a new photo, ideally it would be great to use a recent photo of yourself from the last two years. If you happened to do any interesting things in the spirit of #DA2014 (i.e. volunteering, working on your fitness etc.), it would be cool to show a photo of yourself doing that activity.
Feel free to get as creative as you like with the signs – just make sure that they follow the format above. Please do not include any extra words or phrases as we want them to look uniform. ** And please only submit one photograph for each individual.**
PHOTOS NOT FOLLOWING THE FORMAT WILL GET RETURNED TO THE SENDER FOR EDITING.
Please email submissions with the subject line #DA2014 RETURN VIDEO to:
No later than 12 noon PST on March 1st, 2014
If you need assistance using Photoshop or making a JPEG file, please specify that in your email by using the subject line: TECH SUPPORT and we will find a way to help you out. Hopefully given the extra time, everyone who wants to participate will be able to do so.
Happy 2014 to everyone! Looking forward to receiving your photo!
Thanks so much!
Posted in @DavidArchie, Appreciation, Archies, David Archuleta, fandom, Uncategorized | Tagged: #DA2014, a gathering of angels, Archuleta, David Archuleta, Standing by him, the Voice, We'll Be Here | 51 Comments »
Posted by Angelica on Tuesday, December 24, 2013
I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
Their old familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet the words repeat
Of peace on earth, good will to men.
I thought how, as the day had come,
The belfries of all Christendom
Had rolled along the unbroken song
Of peace on earth, good will to men.
And in despair I bowed my head:
“There is no peace on earth,” I said,
“For hate is strong and mocks the song
Of peace on earth, good will to men.”
Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
“God is not dead, nor doth he sleep;
The wrong shall fail, the right prevail,
With peace on earth, good will to men.”
Till, ringing singing, on its way,
The world revolved from night to day,
A voice, a chime, a chant sublime,
Of peace on earth, good will to men!
From we at The Voice to all of you,
Not one Smilebox this year but two-
For every year he’s been away,
Ring out the bells,
Ring in DA.
Posted by bebereader on Thursday, December 19, 2013
In the past few weeks a large number of fans have lamented not learning Spanish while David has been in Chile. Well, it’s not too late! The Voice is now offering a super crash course in conversational Spanish! Each week until David returns, you will find a few simple Spanish phrases here with the English translation and the phonetic pronunciation, spoken by our own Djafan. The phrases will be designed to use when speaking to David at a VIP or simply for use in a fan letter. Imagine how chuffed he will be when he realizes that we learned a little Spanish while he was in Chile. :)
Ready for your first lesson? Here we go!
A mi tambien me gustan los mangos.
I also like mangos.
Hola, como estas?
Hello. How are you?
Mucho gusto de conocerte.
Nice to meet you.
Mi nombre es (Divina).
My name is (your name).
Hasta la proxima vez.
Until next time…
You’ll find the link to this page entitled, “Spanish Crash Course,” on the top of the site. It will contain all of the Spanish phrases as they are added each week. If there’s a certain phrase you’d like us to include, kindly post it in your comment.
Posted by Angelica on Sunday, October 13, 2013
ennui (French) noun: a feeling of listlessness and general dissatisfaction resulting from lack of activity or excitement.
This is what I’ve been feeling lately. I know a year and a half has passed. I know that means we have only six months left to wait. But I also know why this song by the Kinks has been playing over and over in my head lately.
There is a struggle going on in me. Sometimes I don’t play his music for days that turn into weeks. Sometimes I try to listen to other music for a while. I ended up placing my used copy of Sara Bareilles’ CD, The Blessed Unrest in the card I was mailing to him. It was a spur of the moment act. “Maybe you can listen to it on your P day,” I scrawled as I waited in line at the post office. The fact is, I’m tired. Tired of the same songs on the same albums of his. Tired of listening to anyone else because he has me ruined. So most of the time, I just don’t listen to anyone at all. Maybe I’m crazy, (pro-ba-bly) but I think I know something of what Teddy must have felt in the play Arsenic and Old Lace.
Reverend Harper: Have you ever tried to persuade him that he wasn’t Teddy Roosevelt?
Abby Brewster: Oh, no.
Martha Brewster: Oh, he’s so happy being Teddy Roosevelt.
Abby Brewster: Oh… Do you remember, Martha, once, a long time ago, we thought if he’d be George Washington, it might be a change for him, and we suggested it.
Martha Brewster: And do you know what happened? He just stayed under his bed for days and wouldn’t be anybody.
I just sit in my car in silence and don’t listen to anybody. It’s quite pleasant, really. I think a lot about stuff. Like a few days ago, I was sitting quietly in my car, waiting for the heavy wrought iron gate that sits at the entrance to our little lake community to slowly open. At that moment, I was wondering what the heck I was going to write about him next. It gets harder the longer he’s away. And then I saw them. A dozen spider webs had sprung up on the iron gate over night to adorn the bleak bars with a delicate, intricate beauty. I took out my phone and snapped a picture of it and drove on, thinking how like those webs his hold on us is. How we are caught, as securely as any prey was ever held. And how struggling only makes the cords of love grow tighter.
Looking back, I realize why I did not see it coming. How was I to see those gently spinning diaphanous threads wafting toward me as I watched and listened each week in wide-eyed innocent wonder? What was there to fear while waiting on the world to change into imagining angels shopping around for smokey mountain memories along that long and winding road to heaven? By the time he strode out to Apologize it was too late. I was already tightly, hopelessly ensnared. With each concert that followed, each video uploaded, I became more captivated and more his captive.
In time he could walk away with confidence, knowing we were securely tethered until his return. When he does, the vibrations will be felt all over the web and across the wide world the net will tremble and our release will come. But we will never be free.
Posted by mckenzieharr on Sunday, August 25, 2013
The following is compiled from comments made on Twitter and FOD August 15, 2013 by @McKenzieHarr and used here with permission from the author. I felt the remarks deserved showcasing, if for no other reason than that they deal with a subject much on the minds of his fans right now. That she does it so effectively is another. ~ Angelica
I know many people think that David could be more successful if his music were more mainstream or more “current.” I totally disagree. The best thing David has going for him right now is that he’s different. The reason he is different is because he can do things with his voice no other young singer can. He has a unique personality that cannot be mimicked like Justin Bieber’s. These things make him unique in an industry which is becoming increasingly homogeneous.
Yes, David’s last Jive CD did not sell as well as his first but we should not assume it’s because the songs were not good. The songs are different but like I said, different is good. Nobody seems to ever point out that WEG, who was managing the superhot Jonas Bros, at the time they managed David failed to get a single prime time talk show appearance for David. Way to use your leverage WEG. Or that the only half decent daytime talk show appearance WEG got was the fading Regis & Kelly and the little watched Wendy Williams. Or that SBL got no noticeable radio push from Jive. Why is David successful in Asia? Because the label actually supports him. So, I’ll say again, David’s music is not to blame. If David tries to mimic he “hottest sound” when he returns rather than remaining true to himself, his career will be doomed.
Some examples of failure despite releasing “current” music? Look at the Jonas Bros. Their first single “Pom Poms” had a very current sound and contained the requisite sexual innuendo to “prove” they had a mature sound. It went nowhere despite a premiere on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show and several prime time TV performances. Why did it fail? Because the song, while current was absolutely generic and sounded horrible when performed live. Thus the Jonas Brothers are reduced to selling concert tickets for $20 on Groupon and performing in half empty venues with no media buzz.
Listen to Jessica Sanchez’s new CD. If you were looking for all the elements of the currently hot sound, you’d find it on Jessica’s CD. If you are looking for currently hot songwriters, they are on Jessica’s CD. How many copies did it sell in its first week? About 14,000. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Me,_You_%26_the_Music This despite NeYo guesting on the CD and a Glee stint. When the CD flopped, Jessica started adopting a sexy look and showing skin, hoping this would garner her some attention like it did for Britney. Despite this, she did not even get a second single. And there are now some pretty embarrassing pictures of Jessica out there now.
There are just so many, many failed pop singers who seek success by trying to mimic what is currently popular – on the flawed assumption that successfully mimicking what is popular will create a “good” song or such a song will itself be popular. Thus my tweet. I’m just so glad David is not like the Cody Simpson, Greyson Chance or many other Justin Bieber clones out there. He’s an original who has the courage to trust himself and his talent. Better yet, he has fans who trust his talent and know that his best chance of success is not by mimicking Justin – Bieber or Timberlake – or Bruno Mars, but in being himself.
My hope is that David will introduce the “David Archuleta” sound when he returns and most importantly he’ll FINALLY secure a management team and label capable and WILLING to promote him for who he is rather than who the market researchers say the public “wants.” If that happens, I’m pretty sure Cody Simpson, Greyson Chance and the Jonas Bros will be trying and failing to be the next David Archuleta.
High video views are a product of popularity but equally important if not more important is strong marketing and promotion. When the Jonas Bros were the Disney favorites, they easily secured millions and millions of views of their videos. Without such support, their most recent video for “First Time” has about 1.6 million views. Again, David has to get the right label and management when he returns. That will be critical. No more WEGs please!!!!
I loved the two Joy Williams co-writes on TOSOD, especially “My Kind of Perfect.” That song was so emotionally raw, honest and open, not to mention beautiful. A perfect song for those in David’s young teen/tween demo. Of course some brilliant market researcher probably told Jive the public would hate it. David has some good songs. He just doesn’t have the team who can help him sell them.
The great thing about MKOP is that if you simply take the lyrics literally, it can be a simple teen love song. However, there is metaphor and imagery in the lyrics that are so deep the song could be studied in a poetry class. That’s another thing I like about David’s songs. They have meaning and in fact multiple meanings if you dig deep enough.
I think David going away could in some way actually help his career. It gives him a great new back story. It creates interest and curiosity in him – witness the buzz from his mission announcement. The two year absence gives him something few artists ever get: a second chance to make a first impression. Don’t forget Alanis disappeared for a few years before making a big comeback with a new sound.
I guess if he had stuck around and worked on his music, his career might be better off but that’s not a certainty. David Cook has been diligently working away at his career since David left. He has gotten nowhere. His latest self released single that was premiered on American Idol flopped hard. As far as I know, there is no formerly successful Idol who has ever made a full comeback after a fall in popularity. So the odds were against David even if he stayed rather than left on a mission.
The mission is a real wildcard that could help David buck the trend. I think it could give David a chance to make a full comeback or go even further. He can’t waste that opportunity. He needs good management and a supportive label.