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Is David Archuleta Coming Home Today?

Posted by Angelica on Monday, February 10, 2014

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Rumor has it he just might be.

For it seems that missionaries who left for their missions on the day he did are scheduled to return on 2/10/14 or 3/24/14.

And then there is this tweet from Lady V a few days ago.

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This is all speculation of course.  I have no idea where in the world David Archuleta is right now.  But I hope he’s in the air somewhere flying home at this very moment.

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Because that thought makes me smile a very happy smile.

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Get Here (if you can) ~ David Archuleta

Posted by clairerolfe35 on Saturday, July 13, 2013

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Abrra, I feel extremely inadequate in writing this.  For one thing, I cannot find where it relates to David, and I expect it to bore everyone.  I could not find the words to relate how much fun it was, mostly to be going with my lovely granddaughter.  I threw in everything and hope you will cut it drastically.  I only do this because you asked me to and I love you :)   Will send pics.  ~ Dayzee.

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No worries Dayzee.  You supply the pics, and I’ll supply the relevant David connections.  After all this time, there isn’t much I can’t relate to David and that includes the importance of family.  The way you told of your experience with your granddaughter was wonderful and not one bit boring even without my throwing David in there every few sentences.   I had fun doing it though, and since I am responsible for supplying David content, I took liberties with your text.  My edits appear in red.  ~ Angelica

Inspired by photos of my parents from the 1920’s, my granddaughter and I take a week every summer to visit the ghost towns and old mining areas where my father worked at that time. It is interesting to see where they lived so long ago in east central Utah.

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This year we visited Canyonlands, Capitol Reef and Arches National Parks and Goblin Valley State Park.  We hiked to a place in Arches where the wind had eroded a twisting tunnel through the mountain and when the wind blew it would scream.  It was hard not to relate Arches with “Archies” or “Archuleta.”  Especially when I heard the screams.  It was just the wind, but it sure brought back fond memories.

This year we made plans for a hot air balloon ride.  I know David took a ride in a blimp, but I’m pretty sure he once said he’d like to ride in a balloon someday.    The most difficult part was getting up at 4:20 so that we could be in the balloon basket by dawn.  We watched them fill the balloon and get it off the ground.  The basket had four areas that held three people in each, with the pilot in the center.  13 people?  What were they thinking?  Indeed.  What were they thinking when they put like, a hundred people in a VIP and you had to stand on sore feet for hours waiting for a brief encounter with the pilot, uh, David.  Well, he is kind of a pilot of sorts, fixated as he is on going up.  Think about it:  The Other Side of Down, Elevator, Parachutes and Airplanes, Zero Gravity, and that “like a satellite we’re flying” song.  But I digress.

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We were the only people from Utah, except David, who is from Utah but he wasn’t there, but I’m sure he would have wanted to be.  There were only 4 of us from the U.S.   There was a couple from Germany, one person from Ontario, one from Australia and the others were from Asian areas.  Unfortunately, for many fans, David has only been to the Asian areas.  I’m sure that will change when he gets back though.  Ages ranged from 8 to 78, much like the demographic of David’s fan base.  It was great hearing their stories.  The fellow from Australia had been ballooning in many different countries and he was disappointed to find there was no wild life to be seen in that area.  The only living things I have seen in that desert are lizards.  None large enough to be seen from a balloon.  It piqued my imagination that he had seen giraffes and kangaroos from the air.  David would have liked that.  He loves animals.  He might even love lizards.  I don’t know.  He wouldn’t step on one, that’s for sure.

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When we go skydiving,  (uuurrk!!!!  Wait!  What?  Guurrl, you can’t just throw a line like that out and not give details, Dayzee.  Please elaborate in comments.)  the plane reaches an altitude above 12,000 feet.  The balloon was only 3,000, but that was enough.  With the balloon there is no steering and the pilot controls altitude by heating the air in the balloon.  He then finds air currents to ride on.  We were in the air for 90 minutes.  About the length of time of a David concert.  The pilot radioed his crew where to pick us up, but as we were landing a strong wind blew us to the wrong side of a railroad track.  The balloon was lifted again and the ground crew grabbed ropes and pulled us to the side where they could retrieve the balloon and pack it on the truck they had driven there.  Just like the roadies pack up David’s gear and off he goes in the bus they had driven there.

It was a great experience that we will never forget.  I could say that about every David concert I’ve been to too.  But I digress.  That reminds me, David digresses a lot, like the way he can never stay on topic in vlogs, just rambles on and on in that adorable way of his.  Oh dear.  I did it again.  #DA2014 can’t come soon enough.  Just come back soon David, even in a hot air balloon.

You can reach me by railway

You can reach me by trailway

You can reach me on an airplane

You can reach me with your mind

You can reach me by a caravan

Cross the desert like an Arab man

I don’t care how you get here

Get here if you can

You can reach me by sailboat

Climb a tree and swing rope to rope

Take a sled and slide down the slope

Into these arms of mine

You can jump on a speedy colt

Cross the border in a blaze of hope

I don’t care how you get here

Get here if you can

There are hills and mountains between us

Always something to get over

If I had my way, surely you would be closer

I need you closer

There are hills and mountains between us

Always something to get over

If I had my way, surely you would be closer

I need you closer

You can windsurf into my life

Take me up on a carpet ride

You can make it in a big balloon

But you better make it soon.

“Get here (if you can)” Brenda Russell

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Dayzee is a guest writer for The Voice

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“If the Fates Allow” ~ David Archuleta and the MOTAB

Posted by SandyBeaches on Thursday, December 16, 2010

Hail Mary full of grace, the Lord is with thee
Blessed art thou amongst women
And blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus
Holy Mary, Mother of God
Pray for us sinners
Now and at the hour of our death

Amen

Ever peaceful, ever beautiful, Ave Maria the song “prayer” is one of the most spiritual and uplifting songs known to mankind. The history of the beginnings of the hymn starts with two biblical passages which were joined together as far back as the fourth or fifth centuries. The hymn is admired by twelve religions and sung in several different languages. Ave Maria was composed in about 1825 by Franz Schubert when he was twenty-eight years old. The words used with Schubert’s music are not the words that the composer originally set to music. Franz Schubert actually wrote the music for an excerpt from the poem “The Lady of the Lake” by Sir Walter Scott. In this particular excerpt from the poem, the heroine is in hiding in a mountain cave with her father, while she prays to the Virgin Mary. A letter from Schubert to his father refers to his music Ave Maria: “My newest song from Scott’s Lady of the Lake especially had much success. They also wondered greatly at my piety, which I expressed in a hymn to the Holy Virgin and which it appears, grips every soul and turns it to devotion”. The original words by Sir Walter Scott include references to the Latin “Ave Maria” prayer. The Latin words of Ave Maria prayer (Hail Mary) is most commonly performed with the music of Schubert.
The well known, Emmy award winning composer Kurt Bestor from Utah, arranged and produced Ave Maria for David. David was demanding of himself and spent several hours working on the piece, striving for perfection. As Mr. Bestor stated about David, “He’s not happy unless it’s right”. The city of Prague Philharmonic orchestra recorded the strings, conducted by Mr. Bestor for Ave Maria.
One of my favourite videos of David singing Ave Maria took place in Salt Lake City on the second evening of the concert tour. The most profound moments of devotion that captured my heart, takes place within the song at the 3:47 to 4:12 mark. These are the moments in his song that show us the depth of his musicality and then the magnificence of his voice.


When we saw David on his Christmas tour in Providence in 2009, my VIP ticket number was drawn, giving me the chance to ask David a question. I talked it over with friends and we thought that I should ask him to sing a little of Ave Maria. I wondered if it was asking a lot but I went ahead and presented my request. After thinking for a moment David said to me, “Sure, ok”.  After preparing it in his mind he started to sing my most favorite Christmas hymn, but then he was told that perhaps he should not continue and understandably so. But he did sing these two symbolic words, “Ave Maria (Hail Mary)”.

 

Admin. addendum:  This video was posted on YouTube December 2, 2010 of a recent performance by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.  It is the glorious Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah.  Imagine the “Voice” in the video above backed up by this magnificent choir.

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Weize Was Amazed

Posted by nanaweize on Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Nanaweize’s recap from SLC

I’m not very good at putting my thoughts into words but here goes!  I can only say that today has been a very beautiful day for me.  It seemed that everything went the way it was supposed to go.

It was a spectacular day here in Utah.  The sky was blue and the sun was shining.  I was very excited to be heading up to have my book signed and to see David’s bright smiling face.  I felt the excitement running through my body and soul.  It was almost like when I was a kid and waiting for my birthday or Christmas.  And I was able to meet up with several of my David friends which in itself is very nice!

My hubby and I took a couple of neighbors with us.  It was a 16 year old girl and her mom.  Both were very excited to see David so that made it even better for me.

We arrived in the line at 11am.  My husband…being the great guy he is…saved our place in line so we could go over to the spot where David was going to sing.  It was a great spot.  There were already a lot of people there but we still could see very well.  I was amazed at the view David would have from where he would be singing.  Deseret Book Store is directly across from Temple Square .  The view of the Salt Lake Temple was wonderful.   I said to my neighbor that David is going to just love the view.  She agreed!

It was sheer pleasure when David finally made it to the platform and began singing Crush.  A warm feeling began to run through my body…I was so proud to be there.

I must say it was as if one of my own kids was up in front singing their heart out.  It seemed as if David put everything into the song.  It felt like he was looking at each and every one of us and letting us know that he cared about us and wanted to do his best.

He talked a little and then began to sing God Bless The Broken Road.  I wondered where I had been and why hadn’t I heard this song before?  But I never had so it was a real treat.  It was great and I really wanted him to sing more.

As David was singing Crush a man walked up behind me.  He asked another fellow behind me who this guy was.  He didn’t seem to know anything about David.  I turned to him to explain to him that David had been on American Idol.  It seemed like he finally realized who David was.  He began to bop up and down with the music and clapped really loud.  He said “boy this kid can sing”.  We all agreed!

I know the line was pretty long but the time we were in it seemed to go by fast.  Even the arthritis in my knees didn’t seem to be too annoyed at the wait and the standing.  Things just seemed to move along very smoothly.  I think Deseret Book did an awesome job preparing for David and his fans.  They even had cinnamon rolls and water available for purchase.  All the employees seemed so nice to everyone.

Soon I spotted David.  Oh my what a feeling!  When it was my turn to have my book signed it was like our eyes locked and I was the only one in the store.  He was so nice and gracious and seemed to listen to everything I said.


Well my hair doesn’t look as gray in the picture as I thought it was…Look how David is listening to me and looking right at me…Made me forget what I was about to say!!! LOL

What is it with this kid?  What kind of hold does he have on us?  I often ask myself these questions and the best answer I can come up with is… I don’t know.   But I like it!

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