The Voice David Archuleta

The Power of Passion and a Prayer

Posted by SandyBeaches on Thursday, February 25, 2010

Our personal passions have brought us to this place at this exact moment in time.  Our passions may in part be different from each other, but together we are here with an enduring passion and appreciation for the music given to us by David Archuleta.  Like many of you, I have an immeasurable admiration for David and his music.  I am astonished that this young man has the ability to make me smile, laugh heartily and shed tears throughout  the span of one song.  I never in all of my life thought that I could be brought so close to observing an onstage spiritual presence, but many of us did just that this past December.  Perhaps we are in need of reflection to see where we are, what we are doing and what we have been wonderfully given.  We have become fussy people and not much else that we hear has us turning our heads even for a moment.  During this time I have reflected upon David and his Christmas album that took the music world and enthralled it.  I fixed my interest upon the Larry King Live shows just before Christmas, which included Christmas music and conversations with three male artists, Sting, Andrea Bocelli and David.  Each of the singers had a Christmas album that was chosen to be highlighted on television.  All three albums are different but magnificent in their compositions.

These artists are exceptionally beyond the norm and are passionate people in many walks of their lives.  Much has already been written about David and his musical abilities but I learned more about David when I read about Andrea Bocelli.  I learned that perhaps when the stars and moon are aligned in the sky, or perhaps when we are desperately in need of feeling the inspirational passions in life, a person who can give us that music comes our way.

I have two dreams I dare to dream and one is that David will sing “The Lord’s Prayer” with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the other is that someday he will sing it with Andrea.  So many singers from all avenues of music have sung with Andrea including Pavaroti, Christina Aguilera and even the Muppets!  I have here the video of “The Lord’s Prayer” introduced to me by tawna21.   Hopefully the stars will line up and make it possible for these two fantastic voices to eventually collide.  After listening to David sing the glorious carols including “Ave Maria” and “O Holy Night”, and listening to Andrea Bocelli sing “The Lord’s Prayer” performed in Salt Lake City in December 2009, an immediate visualization came to me of David and Andrea singing it together. David and Andrea both slowly execute the words of a song, a technique called adagio, allowing time for the listener to capture the true meanings and feel the emotions.  When we look at “The Lord’s Prayer”, the words are few but the song is immense.

Here is my vision but it seems so real to me.  Please listen to the video as you imagine them singing together with the Tabernacle choir, harp and orchestra.

Our Father
Which art in heaven
Hallowed be
Thy name

…The organ plays…

Andrea                                   Our Father
Which art in heaven
Hallowed be thy name

David                               Thy kingdom come
Thy will be done
On earth
As it is in heaven

…The organ plays…

Andrea & David                    Give us this day
Our daily bread
And forgive us our debts
As we forgive our debtors

David    And lead us not into temptation
Andrea      But deliver us from evil

For thine is the kingdom, and the power
And the glory
For ever

Full choir, and symphony with Andrea and David

For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory

For ever

Amen

As there are heaven sent angels and earth angels felt by many to be amongst us, it is also felt that these rare, passionate voices of song have been given to us for many reasons.

“Music is well said to be the speech of angels”.    …Thomas Carlyle

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184 Responses to “The Power of Passion and a Prayer”

  1. oh what a beautiful vision that would be…..

    “Our passions may in part be different from each other, but together we are here with an enduring passion and appreciation for the music given to us by David Archuleta.” Such a wonderful gift he has given that I’ve tried to express my thanks (to him) but feel I just cannot or have not, yet.

    Seems I may not be the only one having a hard time letting go of CFTH tour (and special appearances) memories. Feed my need listening & watching videos in the chat room. Made a CD of the billboard concert & that remains in my car ready for long rides home alone (2 nites a week).

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  2. pabuckie said

    Sandybeaches — Beautifully written article! Will have to go back and re-read later — also don’t have time now to hear the video — but definitely will do. I too feel that David is a spiritual experience — he has awakened so many things in myself and my life — joy, sadness, appreciation, inspiration — he has brought so many new things and people into my life!!

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  3. refnaf said

    wow SB, Two great dreams, to hear this just as you imagine it. It can happen!! I pray it happens!
    Thanks for your words> “I am astonished that this young man has the ability to make me smile, laugh heartily and shed tears throughout the span of one song. I never in all of my life thought that I could be brought so close to observing an onstage spiritual presence, but many of us did just that this past December.”
    Amen to that!

    My dream is for David to do an entire cd of worship music, including gospel, hymns and newer praise music…I believe he will someday.

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  4. pabuckie said

    OMG! I just clicked on the SLIDESHOW on the top right and I loved it — it is so beautiful! Who do I thank?? Angelica!

    I loved the song Collide (perfect song) with the pics of Bocelli and David and now more than ever I wish these two would get together and sing something.

    SandyBeaches — those two singing together the “Our Father” would be absolutely amazing I can’t even imagine it — would be out of this world!!

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  5. TOfan said

    SB,
    Standing O!!!!

    Will have to give your post a more thorough read later, but I love your thoughtful, reflective perspective. (sorry, didn’t mean to rhyme there)

    And LOVE that Thomas Carlyle quote, every time I come across it, I think of You Know Who! 🙂

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  6. Angelica said

    SB,

    I just want to thank you for introducing me to Andrea Bocelli. I was not really familiar with him except by name and reputation. Your article tweeked my interest and I learned from you and by googling that he has been blind since the age of 12, and in spite of that adversity, went on to become a lawyer. His first love was always music though and he sang in nightclubs until he was discovered in 1987. The rest is history and he has become world-renowned.

    I have watched the video several times since getting this ready for posting and it was on about the 5th viewing first thing this morning that the full impact of this beautiful understated performance hit me. So many amazing nuances suddenly revealed themselves. It is SO powerful as he ever so gradually builds to that ethereal crescendo of an ending.

    How I would love to witness and hear David and Andrea perform this song together in that glorious setting. I hope the stars align and your dream comes true.

    One of the things you pointed out to me as we discussed this article is Andrea’s penchant for wearing scarves. We know who else loves to protect his lovely throat that way. I included some pics you sent me of both of them wearing scarves in the slide show I did. Thanks for a sharing this soul-enriching article and your vision of a little glimpse of what can only be described as heaven on earth. From your lips to God’s ears.

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  7. SandyBeaches said

    ‘THANK YOU’ Angelica for the most beautiful ‘SlideShow’…Your fabulous artistry has me a little shaky at the moment as you kinda fulfilled a little dream for me.

    TOfan, let’s give the standing ‘O’ to Angelica who can make it all happen…You give her a little something and she goes ‘Presto’, magic.

    refnaf, you said… “My dream is for David to do an entire cd of worship music, including gospel, hymns and newer praise music…I believe he will someday.” You know his speciality albums, if I can call them that, will always be fantastic…

    SB

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  8. SandyBeaches said

    #6 Angelica…Thank you so very much.

    SB

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  9. SandyBeaches said

    Pabuckie #4…before I get caught for spamming, the song with the slide show is perfect and each time you listen to it, you find more meaning…

    SB

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  10. betsy said

    Very nice SB! I’ve always like Andrea & have an all Ave Maria cd of his – every version he’s done.

    Angelica – that slideshow is so very brilliant. Love the pictures chosen & the slightly old film quality you added. (that was supposed to be there, right?!)

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  11. pabuckie said

    Angelica – APPLAUSE – BRAVO — I LOVE THAT SLIDESHOW!!!

    Is there anyway you can put that on YouTube — I want to favorite it! 🙂

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  12. pabuckie said

    Sandybeaches — The TITLE of your article is beautiful

    THE POWER OF PASSION AND A PRAYER

    I think this video is riveting of David singing “Prayer of the Children” and you could hear a pin drop!

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  13. Angelica said

    Betsy – yes.

    Pa – maybe.

    SB – this is your Standing O. You worked hard and you deserve it, not me. But thanks.

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  14. SandyBeaches said

    Thank you Angelica, I will take the Standing O from TOfan. I appeciate the kind remarks…I just get caught up in the fantastic talent of these two together.

    SB

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  15. cb said

    Sandy beaches, I loved your article. Thank you. This expresses our experience with David so well. “Our personal passions have brought us to this place at this exact moment in time. Our passions may in part be different from each other, but together we are here with an enduring passion and appreciation for the music given to us by David Archuleta.” This expresses our experience with David so well. This experience is for each of us unique and personal yet somehow better and more meaningful because of others who can feel and share this phenomenon (David) that came into our lives and has become an integral part of our lives. I am so thankful for David, and his music, and the people I have met because of him.
    Angelica, I loved the slide show you did to go with this piece. Great song! Am I awful to wish I could have this song and slideshow with just David later? As always, your work just is amazing!

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  16. cb said

    Oh dear, I forgot to mention Andrea Bocelli whom I have been a fan of for years. Sandy Beaches, I love your dreams:)

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  17. bebereader said

    SandyBeaches: Bravo! Your writing talents are warmly welcomed here at The Voice! The dream of an Archuleta/Bocelli collaboration is very exciting and I can actually see it happening one day. I’m sure David would be proud to be compared to Bocelli, one of the greatest singers of all time. I watched the Larry King special too and remember thinking that David was finally being recognized for his amazing talents and being placed where he rightfully belongs, on a list alongside Andrea Bocelli.

    Angelica: Once again, loved your slideshow!

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  18. tawna21 said

    SandyBeaches—what can I say?! Thank you for your warm thoughts on this chilly February day. I, too, hope that your dreams come true. It is a dream that I certainly want to be a part of. I’ve been told by a couple of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir members that I know, that when David and Kendra sang with them during practice one day they were in complete awe of his abilities and love for music. The choir is a tough group, too, as they are all very trained musicians. Their auditions are incredible.
    Anyway, I love the feelings that have come from reading your words and listening again to the music. I just can’t describe them other than I was completely swept into another place.

    I must, at this point, thank Abrra for creating the mp4 of the Lord’s Prayer for me. I originally received it as an email link. Thanks, Abs.

    Angelica, the slide show is perfect for this post. Well done.

    One more thing. Thanks SB for the Thomas Carlyle quote–it will be heading into my thoughts file. It’s beautiful.

    TW

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  19. SandyBeaches said

    Cb…Thanks you for your thoughtful comments. I am so pleased that I had the opportunity to meet you in Salt Lake City. It was quite magical there.

    Bebe…For some reason I am not wanting to actually compare David to Andrea even though so much falls into place about them that is familiar. They are totally devoted to their music, their families, their religions, children’s charities and I could go on from there. But, there is something about them that carries a different air and perhaps it is something passionate and gentle that is amazingly attractive.

    SB

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  20. SandyBeaches said

    Tawna…”I’ve been told by a couple of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir members that I know, that when David and Kendra sang with them during practice one day they were in complete awe of his abilities and love for music.” Wow, that is great to hear. Maybe someone who knows someone can make mention of inviting David to join them for a song or two (a solo would be nice) on a special occassion! He is very well known now and possibly this will happen anyway. 😉

    SB

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  21. djafan said

    SB…lovely…just lovely. You know I’ve always been a fan of your writing, your ideas and theory’s of what has and is happening being a fan of David, the many discussions we’ve had over the past year have stayed with me and I hope to have many more.

    I love this …

    “I am astonished that this young man has the ability to make me smile, laugh heartily and shed tears throughout the span of one song. I never in all of my life thought that I could be brought so close to observing an onstage spiritual presence, but many of us did just that this past December.”

    I’m a great admirer of Andrea Bocelli, I had read about his life story and purchased his music regularly. I would listen to him for relaxation, quieting the mind. Have loved the duets he’s had over the years, some more than others, but to have him share the stage with this young man you describe, it would be such an epic event for them and us the fans of both. Hope the collision happens in the near future.

    Speaking of collisions..Angelica…Wonderful imagery and music to convey SB’s article.

    Thank you both!

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  22. SandyBeaches said

    Thank you Djafan for your thoughtful comments. Just imagine David and Andrea having casual conversations together and how much fun and interesting they would be.

    SB

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  23. silverfox said

    SB,

    Needless to say, today had to be one of the longest days at work! I didn’t have time to read your article before I left for work and there was no way I could sneak a peek at The Voice at work. I was so anxious to get home..and it was worth the wait!

    I knew your article would be wonderful, but I was not prepared for just how inspiring it is. I’m sure David would be honored by your words. I have always admired Andrea especially after I read his story. It amazing to me that even though his voice is operatic, many more pop singers would love to the opportunity to sing a duet with Andrea. Someday David may have the confidence to sing with Andrea, but knowing what we know about David..at this point in his career, I think he would think he is not worthy to sing a duet with Andrea Bocelli. He would be wrong of course! Someday though, I believe your dream of a duet between The Voice and Andrea will come to pass..sooner than we think. Maybe next Christmas. Your article is a masterpiece!

    A note to Angelica..after every video, after every slide show, when I think there is no way you can top yourself..you top yourself! Are you for real? WHO ARE YOU and WHERE DID YOU COME FROM? Must be the same place as David. Absolute perfect video for a perfect article!

    Did I mention it’s PERFECTION?

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  24. poof said

    Oh SandyBeaches
    Look what you made me do, I got all teary listening to Andrea and sticking David’s beautiful voice in with him. Thanks so much, that was wonderful.

    How mind blowing is it that we can talk about David singing with Andrea Bocelli with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in one sane breath, in in the next breath, talk about how David “brought it baby!” to Jordin’s No Air duet. He is kind of versatile. DON’T YA THINK! 🙂

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  25. Rarchiefan said

    With tears streaming down my face. Thank you simply thank you! Angels indeed. Voices from heaven upon earth. I too have that dream that David will sing with the choir. My wish is for Be Still My Soul and/or God Be With You Til We Meet Again. Again Thank You!

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  26. silverfox said

    I believe David is on his way home to Utah. 🙂 At least for the weekend. Apparently there’s a concert by We The Kings and others at The Great Saltair. And he was in a big hurry a while ago like he was running to catch a flight! 😀

    Good night all, and for David, in case he’s “on the road again”, as the song goes..

    Dear lord,

    Please take care of David.
    Watch over him, protect him from all harm.
    Cloak him with your love and give him the strength to endure all that is thrown in his path.
    Give David the courage and guidance to say no to those who ask for more than he can reasonably give.
    Surround David with loving and supportive people who love him unconditionally as we, his devoted Archangels do.
    Separate David from those who have agendas other than for his well being.
    Give him rest when he feels weary.
    Give him stamina to sustain his hectic pace.
    Give him assurance when he feels doubt.
    Give him joy when he feels sad and never allow David to feel alone or lonely.
    Give us the wisdom to ALWAYS DO RIGHT by David.
    Help us support David so that it’s ALWAYS IN HIS BEST INTERESTS.
    CLOAK DAVID IN YOUR PROTECTIVE ARMS always and please keep David and his voice healthy & strong as he fulfills his Destiny which was written in his Book of Life before he was born.
    Though we may be unworthy Lord, we humbly pray. Amen

    David, have a good & restful night’s sleep with sweet & happy dreams. Thank you for all you do and for who you are. Keep with you all our love, support & prayers always. Contigo siempre! We will be with you always! TAKE CARE!

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  27. SandyBeaches said

    SF…”WHO ARE YOU and WHERE DID YOU COME FROM? Must be the same place as David.” When I see Angelica’s videos I often think the very same thing and I certainly did again today! If you keep watching the SlideShow, you see more and more of a story about them. Katharine McPhee has sung songs with Andrea, therefore David IMO is absolutely ready! 😉 Thank you for your kind comments!

    Poof…Yes, they are both so very versatile and thanks to youtube, there is a lot to see of both of them…

    SB

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  28. silverfox said

    Hi SB! 😀 Genius article!

    Did I say David could be on his way to Utah? Well now, it’s anybody’s guess as to WHERE that guy is? 🙂

    Anyway..good nite! Work beckons early tomorrow!

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  29. bluesky said

    Great work you guys!

    *sigh* Make me smile and lighten my day.

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  31. djafan said

    Brought this post over from previous thread

    posted by JR

    2010/02/26 at 4:22am

    It would appear that YT “ate” 15-20 secs of the Somos El Mundo vid I uploaded earluer. I fixed it & re-uploaded, so here is a more complete version:

    And cos of some requests I got, I captured the David segment in the longer vid so we can concentrate on that lovely lovely young man – gah!

    And I may need Dr. FF (Ronald’s alter ego) cos I screencapped the whole David segment! Check ‘em out in my folder and look for the files with names “Somos El Mundo Red Carpet Screen Caps…”

    http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=b168764a61c78fdf67cd7f7bd65f7eeff440bc8a53b92c584ca8d2a77d7aad89

    Just look at that face, those eyes…

    http://www.mediafire.com/imageview.php?quickkey=ktm3jnm

    Dr FF help!

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  32. djafan said

    And this

    Posted by JR

    Am in jail again, I mean my post.. and it is all because of those dang links — but they are so worth it.

    That’s my defense your honor 8) Soup’s up, awestruck?

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  33. djafan said

    Hi Jr…

    The mediafire links say file not found.

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  34. djafan said

    Almost all of The Mint Crush thanks to wrabel!

    http://www.twitvid.com/CFD88

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  35. Nanaweize said

    Well said and I too would love David to sing the Lords Prayer with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir! Actually I would love to hear him sing anything with them. Love that kid and his talent!

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  36. awestruck said

    SB – yes we can dream and I will be dreaming right along with you. Maybe we can hope as well after reading Tawny’s comment “I’ve been told by a couple of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir members that I know, that when David and Kendra sang with them during practice one day they were in complete awe of his abilities and love for music.”

    Soup’s up JR!

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  37. SandyBeaches said

    Dja…You are a hard worker and thanks for working on the missing pieces!

    Nanaweize…I thought as I read that you were going to say…”Actually I would love to hear him sing anything right now”…he is loved worldwide.

    SB

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  38. Nanaweize said

    SB…Actually “I would” love to hear him sing anything right now. I would also love to just meet him on the street. I hear he is back in Utah now and I live in Midvale, Ut very close to Murray! My dream is to one day run into him somewhere…I would probably faint! So close yet so far away!

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  39. Abrra said

    #34 dja
    I have converted that file and have it up on Unplugged. I tried to lighten it in WMM but failed.

    Count me in for the MTC and David singing a “duet” 😉

    Abrra

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  40. SandyBeaches said

    Abrra…you are at the head of the list for the MTC and all that comes with it!!
    No kidding, I have a book right here to write into for just that purpose.

    SB

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  41. SandyBeaches said

    Nanaweize…chances are that he is home this weekend from what I have read so far!! Do you like to walk a distance or jog? 😉

    SB

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  42. SandyBeaches said

    Awestruck…David is close enough to the ‘Choir’ that maybe it won’t be long before they have him as a guest! They know and admire him already…

    I realize that to avoid spamming, I should put all of my comments in one and I will try to remember that. I love to show off my beautiful blue symbolic butterfly, haha…but I will take it for now and get to work..

    SB

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  43. djafan said

    SB….I love spammers!

    At the risk of sounding dumb…what is MTC?

    And thank you abrraQ

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  44. Angelica said

    DJ – Mormon Tabernacle Choir. I’m using the brain today. Forgot to tell you. Sorry.

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  45. tawna21 said

    FYI—–in ‘Mormon-eze’, MTC means Missionary Training Center where the new missionaries receive training. Mo-tab is Mormon Tabernacle Choir. No big deal tho’. It just made me think (ouch!) twice.

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  46. Abrra said

    DJA & SB

    Beware! The Wand!

    Hosted by Galleries.cetrine.net

    Abrra

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  47. djafan said

    Uh oh!

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  48. djafan said

    SORRY ABRRA BUT OMG!!!!!

    Photobucket

    Singing sensation and American Idol favorite David Archuleta tells his inspiring personal story. Includes full-color photos!

    A runner-up on American Idol and successful music artist, David Archuleta was named one of the “breakout stars of 2008” by Forbes magazine and landed the number two spot on the Billboard charts.

    In Chords of Strength David shares his unexpected and inspiring journey, including how he overcame vocal cord paralysis to achieve his dream of being a singer. He reveals insecurities he felt about his voice-before he realized that he loved the way singing made him feel more than he disliked the way he sounded. In this personal memoir, David opens up about the strength he draws from his unshakable faith and unyielding family. He pays tribute to those who continue to inspire him and through their example help him believe in himself, his talent, and his abilities.

    Intimate and uplifting, Chords of Strength allows a unique glimpse of the man behind the music and offers hope to anyone with a passion and a dream.

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  49. pabuckie said

    OMG! What a FANTASTIC PICTURE — BREATH, PATTY-ANN BREATH! haha

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  50. djafan said

    Pabuckie…I want to scream!!! I’m at work, maybe I’ll go outside and scream…lol

    I love the cover and the blurb….this in particular..

    Intimate and uplifting, Chords of Strength allows a unique glimpse of the man behind the music and offers hope to anyone with a passion and a dream.

    Man!? Did you see that!?

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  51. ram said

    !Man oh Man! That is a knockout of a pic. “the man behind the music” that’s what I’m talking about.

    Somebody hire the ad people who did the cover and the teaser blurb. I want them for David’s team.

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  52. ram said

    The first time I saw David in a thermal was the “singing the phonebook” session with Cook. He looked fabulous then, but he is rockin’ it now. Swag ready, I’d say. What’s swag?

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  53. Nanaweize said

    Oh My…My…My…My…My!!!!

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  54. SandyBeaches said

    Sorry Abrra too (almost,haha), but is this for real? Is someone fooling us with their artwork? I have to know that it is real! If it is, it is fantastic!

    SB

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  55. SandyBeaches said

    I have written just a few articles, but I was going to say the other day…Something exciting happens in the news then in the comments, when I do…this is a good something!

    SB …Come on butterfly, let’s get out of here!

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  56. SandyBeaches said

    I know that I am violating the (spamming) rules, but…’David’ wear your hair just like that! Oh SF, you must be at work!

    Butterfly

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  57. djafan said

    Ram/SB/Nana….

    I’m officially spazzing…. I checked Amazon to make sure before I posted…here’s the link….Just a beauty!

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0451230183/ref=oss_product

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  58. djafan said

    SB…more writing is in order… 🙂

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  59. SandyBeaches said

    Thanks for the confirmation dja…it is real. I checked just in case myself. I have to leave for a bit and when I come back, I expect that the comments will be numerous! Gorgeous…

    SB

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  60. Bluebarsa said

    OK… I’m having the same reaction here!! I’m scrolling down reading the comments for SB’s beautiful, most beautiful article – pairing David with Andrea in passion and prayer, I see Abrra’s wand on fire… and then…
    DAVID in that COVER PHOTO!!! Mr. “Hotness” himself!!
    OMG! I actually did scream. Couldn’t believe it’s the real thing. I, too, went over to Amazon. Amazing!!!
    I need to go outside in the snow to cool down.

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  61. Abrra said

    I am innocent,I swear!!!!
    GAH!
    Abrra

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  62. dakgal said

    OK! I may as well stay on the floor the rest of the day! Cause that is where I have found myself three times this morning. First SB’s article caused me to get down on the floor, on my knees and pray that this will happen, or because I’m selfish, just David singing it with the Choir. THEN Angelicas slide show, well that was a big THUD to the floor .Oh my God, those pictures! I’ll never be the same. THEN to add insult to injury DJA’s discovery of the book cover. I felt myself slowly melting, oozing out of my chair, onto the floor, into a big pile of GAH! Once I get my eyes back in their sockets, I’ll go in for another look and listen. Thanks you guys.( goes looking for a pillow).

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  63. Bluebarsa said

    I’ll spam myself here, and then go outside!
    From Amazon:

    “Chords of Strength”
    * Hardcover: 224 pages

    I repeat: It’s a hardcover book, 224 pages!!
    Ramble on, David!
    BTW, I love this photo, love the printing, love the color, love the background… and that pose! Contemplative and perfect!

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  64. Zoe said

    WOWZA!!!! Kudos to whomever was in charge of this cover shot – David looks GORRRRGEEEOOOUS and then some!! I love his expression. He exudes intelligence, warmth, sincerity and strength. His pose is relaxed but his gaze is focused and powerful. He is looking every bit of his 19 years. And very much in charge of his destiny!

    Loved the beautifully worded summary, too! Oh, it’s a happy day in Archuland!

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  65. pabuckie said

    In HONOR of this MOMENTOUS OCCASION OF DAVID’S BOOK — I have made my 3rd video!

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  66. Angelica said

    I log on and am scrolling down when….WHAT IS THAT!!!!!!!

    Is that some fan art cover? No? Can it be? The real thing? Looking all fine and hawt and being discussed in the third person as a MAN!!!!!!!

    Dang! Oh the heck with that. Dayum!

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  67. Goodkarmaseeker said

    Well, what can I add to what’s already been expressed here? I too, thought the “cover” was a fan’s art and wishful thinking and needed to check Amazon to verify. Hallelujah!!!
    We have already pre-ordered two copies. Has anyone else ordered?

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  68. Angelica said

    Pa! Bravo!!! You just get better and better at those vids! Song is cute and I’m screencapping some of those pics that are just wowza!

    Abrra…upload this to The Voice Unplugged, K? 😛

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  69. bebereader said

    I knew something was up when I saw djafan’s text to me this morning:

    “Beeeeeeebeeeeee”.

    And then I signed online and saw the book cover! Holy Moly! The book is real! Not that I ever doubted it but somehow seeing it makes it more real! I takes a lot to make me scream out loud. hehe dja are your eardrums okay? I know you’re not supposed to judge a book by it’s cover but who can help it? David looks adorably pensive; the font is similar to the one used on his first CD cover; love the light shining in the background. Oh did I mention that I just love it?
    Okay I’m done. For now.

    Abrra: I weally weally think you should put away that wand and allow spamming for today…

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  70. pabuckie said

    Thank you Angelica! 🙂

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  71. bebereader said

    Pabuckie!

    YoWsA! Love your newest creation! And smack in the middle of our spazzfest!

    One thing…did you ummm put a special effect on the picture of David at 2:06? How can anyone have lips that pink? !!!!

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  72. Zoe said

    Pabuckie, nice job on Numero 3! Always loved the Shoop Shoop Song and the pics you’ve selected go beautifully with the words. Thanks for the sweet treat!

    And SB, I love the idea of David singing someday with Andrea and MTC. I recently watched the David Foster and Friends show and when Andrea sang The Prayer with Katherine McPhee (who did a beautiful job, IMO), I couldn’t help but get all dreamy thinking about how magnificent the pairing of Andrea and David would be. Here’s hoping someday. And I would like to add a favorite of mine, Amazing Grace, to that performance.

    David’s book will be 224 pages??? That’s a whole lota words coming from one who has often complained about his inability to express himself. Excuse me while I squee!!!

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  73. pabuckie said

    Bebereader — no special effects at 2:06 — I’m lucky I’m making videos!!! LOL!

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  74. dakgal said

    shhh — I stole Abrra’s wand — so everybody go for it,a one day offer only. Because this day is sooo special or specul.

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  75. Abrra said

    Did you all not SEE my wand was BURNED up? I shall have to carve a new one by the light of the moon tonight as I chant, “Chords of Strength”.

    Spam away!

    Nice video pabuckie! Its up on Unplugged.

    Abrra

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  76. bebereader said

    dakgal: Thanks! I just might take you up on that spam speshul!

    Here’s a video I found on youtube, using David’s song “Let Me Go”. He’d be a great ambassador for Converse sneakers!

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  77. djafan said

    WAS AT 2:21 PM
    Amazon.com Sales Rank: #74,529 in Books (See Bestsellers in Books)

    Popular in these categories:
    #21 in Books > Biographies & Memoirs > Arts & Literature > Composers & Musicians > Pop
    #86 in Books > Entertainment > Music > Musical Genres > Popular
    #99 in Books > Entertainment > Pop Culture > Music

    NOW
    Amazon.com Sales Rank: #1,573 in Books (See Bestsellers in Books)

    Popular in these categories: (What’s this?)
    #1 in Books > Entertainment > Music > Musical Genres > Popular
    #1 in Books > Biographies & Memoirs > Arts & Literature > Composers & Musicians > Pop
    #1 in Books > Entertainment > Pop Culture > Music

    WOWOWOWOWOWOW!!!!!

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  78. dakgal said

    Spamming is fun! My day is shot anyway. Way tooo excited, I have to calm down.

    Bebe–Imagine David with more shoes than he has now– an endless supply. Converse should see that video! Perfect!

    Abrra,the thought of you out in the moon light conjuring up a new wand, chanting no less, is scary.

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  79. silverfox said

    OK..who’s the jokester?????? Abrraaaaa? Bebeeeee?

    Well, that’s what I thought at first. 😉 Then I went to Amazon and OMG! I saw it was REAL! David’s very awesomeage, gorgeous, stunning cover-photo for his book! WOWZEEEE! When did he have a photo-shoot for the book? He usually lets us know when he’s doing a photo-shoot, doesn’t he? I am so “delighted” (his word) it’s a recent photo and not one from two years’ or even a year ago. He looks like HIMSELF, a 19 year old young MAN. GAHHHHHH!

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  80. silverfox said

    PUH-LEEZE VOTE>>> Adam is on David’s heels….( dang! I hate these polls. Very stressful! ) But WE KNOW David is the BEST EVER!

    http://tweeter.faxo.com/Best_American_Idol_Ever_II

    TY!!

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  81. djafan said

    Dak you’re cracking me up….lol

    Anyone want a new avi? from missbianca

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  82. Abrra said

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    Abrra

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  83. Fiona said

    Abrra! That is hilarious!!!!!!

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  84. djafan said

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA….my stomach hurts!

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  85. pabuckie said

    Abrra – in the words of David “OH MY GOSH!”

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  86. blisskasden said

    Hi everyone. I thought I’d chime in with some random thoughts and pithy observations regarding the Archu-universe:

    Loved that impromptu, coffee house performance of “Crush” the other night. David has earned the respect and admiration of the folks who write his songs, It’s hard to tell if their songs are even that good, because as soon as David gets a hold of it, it is transformed into an instant classic. David can also sing the same song many different ways. In David’s hands ,”Crush” can be a uptempo pop song and can also be a “torch” song, equally terrific.

    I’ve been watching American Idol with a remote in one hand and a barf bag in the other. These unfair comparisons of Aaron Kelly to David speak to the desperation the Producers of the show are obviously experiencing. Give Aaron a break. He’s a nice kid. Could these contestants be more generic? Seeing these folks on the same stage that David made TV history is tough to take. Could you imagine if David was in this year’s group? At least there will be a competition this year since no one is showing any star power. At least there were some very talented people in Season 7 to keep it interesting.

    Along with with everyone else I have my fingers crossed for a book signing tour when David’s book comes out. The Barnes and Noble on 46th St. and Fifth Ave will do fine, with the line stretching to the Staten Island ferry. With the chance to have David sign their book and meet him for a few seconds, “Chords of Strength” should make the Times Best Seller list overnight.

    Regarding the cover of the book, David is so impossibly handsome and captivating in that pic (and in real life), I wonder how much actual reading of the book will take place.

    Hope everyone here is well, and enduring this insane winter in the Northeast. I look forward to seeing many of you at future concerts and, I hope, at a book signing.

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  87. Angelica said

    Hey Bliss! Thanks for your pithy observations. Not watching AI anymore but I’ve heard about the comparisons to David. Not to Cook the winner, but to the (surprise!) runner up. Not a fair thing to do since there is not now nor ever will be, another David Archuleta. I’m sure there will be a book signing tour. Hope there is one close enough for me to attend.

    DJ#77,

    That CAN NOT be true! Are you sure those figures are correct? That is phenomenal in just a few hours since that cover hit the internet!!! WOWOWOWOWOWOW!!! is right!!

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  88. blisskasden said

    Abrra, I think the gal in #82 asked me to light her cigar at the Westbury VIP.

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  89. Angelica said

    CALLING ALL ANGELS

    Adam Lambert is about to take the lead from David in the best idol ever contest. See left sidebar or comment #80 for link. Are we going to let anything to do with AI take anything away from him ever again?

    Photobucket

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  90. pabuckie said

    Abrra! I have a request. I was just talking to Bliss and came up with a FANTASTIC IDEA!

    Nobody is going to want to TURN THE PAGE of THE BOOK COVER TO READ IT — WE NEED A BOOKMARK OF HTAT PIC ASAP!

    I will send the money in advance. LOL!!!

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  91. djafan said

    Hey Zoe…love this

    Hey Bliss!

    “These unfair comparisons of Aaron Kelly to David speak to the desperation the Producers of the show are obviously experiencing. Give Aaron a break. He’s a nice kid. Could these contestants be more generic? Seeing these folks on the same stage that David made TV history is tough to take.”

    I’ve read so many say “the next David Archuleta” the manipulation is so obvious it’s laughable. So now it’s cool to to mention David, they’re trying to reinvent the magic of season 7, not going to happen, David Archuleta is not there.

    Angelica…here are some more numbers….unreal

    This morning
    Amazon.com Sales Rank: #74,529 in Books (See Bestsellers in Books)

    This afternoon
    Amazon.com Sales Rank: #1,573 in Books (See Bestsellers in Books)

    Now
    Amazon.com Sales Rank: #910 in Books (See Bestsellers in Books)

    Popular in these categories: (What’s this?)
    #1 in Books > Entertainment > Pop Culture > Music
    #1 in Books > Entertainment > Music > Musical Genres > Popular
    #1 in Books > Biographies & Memoirs > Arts & Literature > Composers & Musicians > Pop

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  92. Angelica said

    How do you go from #74,529 to a ranking of #910 in a few hours?!!

    That is amazing.

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  93. Vee said

    Can I join the party???

    Angelica, there must be something in that latest book cover to make a difference in the book sale.( is it the hair, the hands, the pose, the background, the blue coloured long sleeve shirt, like the ALTNOY video, the not too serious but not smiling face, a man looking his true age, 19 year old handsome Latino man???)

    0.58 , 1:28,2:12

    From DJ fan #77

    Amazon.com Sales Rank: #1,573 in Books (See Bestsellers in Books)

    Popular in these categories: (What’s this?)
    #1 in Books > Entertainment > Music > Musical Genres > Popular
    #1 in Books > Biographies & Memoirs > Arts & Literature > Composers & Musicians > Pop
    #1 in Books > Entertainment > Pop Culture > Music

    and as of 12:08 pm Sydney time, Saturday, 27 February 2010

    Hardcover: 224 pages
    Publisher: Celebra Hardcover (May 4, 2010)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 0451230183
    ISBN-13: 978-0451230188
    Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
    Amazon.com Sales Rank: #910 in Books (See Bestsellers in Books)
    Popular in these categories: (What’s this?)
    #1 in Books > Entertainment > Pop Culture > Music
    #1 in Books > Entertainment > Music > Musical Genres > Popular
    #1 in Books > Biographies & Memoirs > Arts & Literature > Composers & Musicians > Pop

    In no time at all, it will be in the TOP 10…. next, best seller, then Oprah has to join the party……

    By the way SB, love the article. as for a duet of David and Andrea, it will be a reality I am sure. especially people will like to work with THE VOICE..

    Just to tell everyone, I am still here, just busy with other personal things. Have been religiously reading all the posts and all the comments. JR haven’t forgotten those CDS.

    VG

    P.S. Can’t wait for the WATW single/video,then the book, hoping for a book signing, then release of a new single/video. WATW+book+single+small intimate concerts===bliss…hoping all will be held in April 2010. A wishful thinking from a woman turning a milestone in her life… BIG 50…..I am celebrating this milestone throughout the whole of 2010. every month is my birthday….

    wowwwwwwwwwww!!! in Pilipino…guapo…..

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  94. Abrra said

    #90
    I didn’t make the bookmarks I sent out. You can put your request to @missbianca , the lady who created them. Maybe she would grant your wish.

    Her site:

    http://www.bearsafloat.net/smileblog/

    Abrra

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  95. Vee said

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    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    Sorry Ms Abrra , just spamming here with some pictures of a seriously looking David

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  96. Vee said


    coloured version

    I will stop now…..

    VG

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  97. pabuckie said

    Thanks Abs! Done.

    Thanks Vee – love those screencaps!

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  98. pabuckie said

    OMG! David might be singing tonight!

    from @travisrclark
    @DavidArchie stoked that you’re coming to the show tonight 🙂 make sure you bring your vocal chords!!

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  99. Vee said

    Hi Djafan

    Sorry posted the same info.:) now the difference between the ALTNOY video shirt and the book cover, buttons on the front and the hair. almost similar colour

    I think a repeat of the book cover, I have to scroll to see it again.

    Naughty girl….will stop now, have to do household chores

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  100. Vee said

    Ms Angelica, we are witnessing the secret power of the BOOK COVER (the Archangels ODD at work)

    This am #74,529,
    then #1,573 as of 2:21 pm (US time),
    then #910 as of 12:10 pm(Sydney time),
    now at 1:08 (Sydney time), his book is now rank #719 , approximately ONE HOUR difference

    Hardcover: 224 pages
    Publisher: Celebra Hardcover (May 4, 2010)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 0451230183
    ISBN-13: 978-0451230188
    Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
    Amazon.com Sales Rank: #719 in Books (See Bestsellers in Books)
    Popular in these categories: (What’s this?)
    #1 in Books > Biographies & Memoirs > Arts & Literature > Composers & Musicians > Pop
    #1 in Books > Entertainment > Pop Culture > Music
    #1 in Books > Entertainment > Music > Musical Genres > Popular

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  101. bebereader said

    Vote vote vote David for Best American Idol Ever! He’s in second place now, 26 votes behind Adam.

    http://tweeter.faxo.com/Best_American_Idol_Ever_II

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  102. Abrra said

    Vee
    Links to FOD don’t work. They are coded.
    Just FYI

    Abrra

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  103. SandyBeaches said

    I guess that we know what we are doing every 20 minutes!

    SB

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  104. SandyBeaches said

    Hey does that ever fit into the article…pretty good timing.

    “Intimate and uplifting, Chords of Strength allows a unique glimpse of the man behind the music and offers hope to…anyone with a passion and a dream…”

    SB

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  105. Angelica said

    Abrra, You thought it would be like this:

    And it’s really like this:

    Hahahaha! Somebody made a gif of that video.

    VOTE!!!

    Photobucket

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  106. bebereader said

    David’s in the lead at 4709, winning by 14 points!
    We can do this!!!

    Vote!!

    http://tweeter.faxo.com/Best_American_Idol_Ever_II

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  107. Dakgal said

    I know I’m a total nerd–but do you have to have a twitter account to vote? I click on ” I am human” then vote and it says to wait and then NOTHING! Help!

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  108. pabuckie said

    Maybe someone can answer this trivia question that’s been on my mind about David.

    David and his Dogs! What are their names.
    1. His first dog is Teddy — is he still alive!
    2. They got a dog for Daniel. Name?
    They got rid of a dog because of Daniel’s allergies. Which one?
    3. Now they got a new dog — We don’t have a name yet?

    So how many dogs does David have? and who are they? hahaha

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  109. djafan said

    Hi Vee! No problem!

    Drumroll…..still climbing in bestsellers in books overall

    Amazon.com Sales Rank: #573 in Books (See Bestsellers in Books)

    Popular in these categories: (What’s this?)
    #1 in Books > Entertainment > Music > Musical Genres > Popular
    #1 in Books > Biographies & Memoirs > Arts & Literature > Composers & Musicians > Pop
    #1 in Books > Entertainment > Pop Culture > Music

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  110. djafan said

    Maybe an impromptu performance?

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  111. bebereader said

    Kelsh9

    VIP Baby. David is in the room next to us 🙂 3 minutes ago via txt

    Kelsh9

    Oh my Heck. We were just two feet away from david archuleta. I am shaking.

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  112. pabuckie said

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  113. Angelica said

    dakgal,

    Yes, sweetie, you have to have a twitter account to vote but it’s easy. Just go here and sign up. Then login when you go to vote.

    http://twitter.com/

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  114. betsy said

    I am seriously in a daze here. Just got home from work & decided to catch up.
    Yep, I JUST NOW SAW IT.
    I need to go back to eating my jelly beans and trying to act normal. I am making no sense.

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  115. emmegirl said

    betsy,let me know if those jelly beans help!

    angelica #105 LOL!

    Djafan & Vee, thanks for the updates! Crazy what a litle bitty ole pic can do!

    Sounds like he just killed it on stage with We The Kings!

    SB – absolutely beautiful piece. Amazing that just a year into a 19-yr-olds solo career and these kinds of discussions are warranted!

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  116. djafan said

    DAVID ON STAGE TONIGHT WITH WE THE KINGS!

    http://www.twitvid.com/8D8F5

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  117. Angelica said

    DJ, what is he singing? I can’t understand the words, the audio is not really great. He sounds good though, just making noises.

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  118. bebereader said

    Jumping and running across the stage like a rockstar, singing “Heaven Can Wait”, with We The Kings! Unfreakinbelievable! David is so versatile; he can sing and do anything! What a day! Between the book cover and this, who can sleep?

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  119. djafan said

    Angelica….this!

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  120. bebereader said

    Angelica: Lyrics to “Heaven Can Wait” by We The Kings
    David sang the chorus!
    LYRICS:

    Here’s a song for the nights
    I think too much and
    Here’s a song when I imagine us together
    Here’s a song for when we talk too much
    And I forget my words

    CHORUS:
    Heaven can wait up high in the sky
    It’s you and I
    Heaven can wait deep down in your eyes
    I’m yours tonight
    Lay your heart next to mine
    I feel so alive
    Tell me you want me to stay, forever
    ‘Cause heaven can wait

    Here’s a song for the one who stole my heart
    And ran so far, that cupid couldn’t catch her
    Here’s a song for the kid who aims so high
    He shot her down

    Heaven can wait up high in the sky
    It’s you and I
    Heaven can wait deep down in your eyes
    I’m yours tonight
    Lay your heart next to mine
    I feel so alive
    Tell me you want me to stay, forever
    ‘Cause heaven can wait

    Here’s a song for the nights i drink too much
    And spill my words

    Heaven can wait up high in the sky
    It’s you and I
    Heaven can wait deep down in your eyes
    I’m yours tonight
    Lay your heart next to mine
    I feel so alive
    Tell me you want me to stay, forever
    Forever cause heaven can wait

    ‘Cause heaven can wait
    ‘Cause heaven can wait

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  121. Angelica said

    Thanks DJ and Bebe. Could you excuse me for a moment?

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  122. bluesky said

    #65 Pabuckle: I loved your vid. Made me laugh so much. Thanks tons.

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  123. bebereader said

    David tonight!

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

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  124. Bluebarsa said

    “Knit”-picking here… or call it kismet?
    David’s outfit at the We The Kings show is color-coordinated with his book cover photo!
    😉

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  125. FG said

    Nice vid pabuckie! LOL Abrra that is funny! Sweet mercy on a stick at a country fair! you guys are hilarious and the cover is gah, guh, and wheeeeee! necks and traps, and lats – OHMY!

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  126. Abrra said

    #123

    Looks as though the guy with David put his shoes ( ? ) on in the dark. 😉

    Abrra

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  127. SandyBeaches said

    #123…just curious, did this pic. come from some guys tweet?

    SB

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  128. SandyBeaches said

    Good morning…Pabuckie #65, that is a ‘special’ tribute to David on the release of his book cover. I am so pleased that djafan posted the release in our comments, as the cover with intro. portrays some of the article…Once in a long while one can have it all come together just fine…

    Abrra, I know that Bliss may have met her in Westbury and that was nice, but she is not one fine lady! I think that I saw her at the VIP, ahh I still can smell the cigar….

    SB

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  129. djafan said

    Good Morning!

    Still hoping for video from last night…

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  130. pabuckie said

    SandyBeaches — are u referring to me in your last comment about the cigarettes! Just wondering????

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  131. Abrra said

    Cute squared:

    Clips of David and Castro family backstage.

    Abrra

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  132. Bluebarsa said

    Adms:
    Can you delete the link I posted in #128?
    Although universal access to info on the Internet
    is available to everyone, I don’t feel I should have sited it on this blog. I’m censoring myself only. Thanks.

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  133. pabuckie said

    SandyBeaches – I have to go out and wont be back till later tonight.

    Ooops! I just realized that u were probably talking about Abrra’s poster! haha SORRY! I guess I’m just a little “sensitive” about my cigarette smoking. Once again, I’m sorry if I misinterpreted it!

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  134. Abrra said

    Bluebarsa

    Done (thank you)

    Abrra

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  135. Abrra said

    pabuckie

    Why you make me do the things I do? 🙂

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    Abrra

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  136. djafan said

    A David tweet made Billboard’s Top 20 Tweets of the Week: 2/27/2010

    http://www.billboard.com/news/top-20-tweets-of-the-week-2-27-2010-1004071456.story?tag=hpfeed#/news/top-20-tweets-of-the-week-2-27-2010-1004071456.story?tag=hpfeed

    @DavidArchie (David Archuleta): #IfYouRDominican can you help me learn how to dance bachata better? haha

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  137. silverfox said

    http://www.disneydreaming.com/2010/02/27/david-archuleta-joins-we-the-kings-on-stage/

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  138. silverfox said

    Sorry I didn’t explain what this link in my previous post is. It’s David singing with WTK’s last night. And David is on his way back to LA already!

    http://www.twitvid.com/8D8F5

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  139. djafan said

    Numbers now…

    Amazon.com Sales Rank: #458 in Books (See Bestsellers in Books)

    Popular in these categories: (What’s this?)
    #1 in Books > Entertainment > Pop Culture > Music
    #1 in Books > Biographies & Memoirs > Arts & Literature > Composers & Musicians > Pop
    #1 in Books > Entertainment > Music > Musical Genres > Popular

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  140. Abrra said

    SNEAK LEAK SONG! She’s Not You

    David Archuleta – She's Not You.mp3

    Click the player on the left .

    Abrra with her tongue under the faucet

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  141. djafan said

    MJ posted the leaks…

    http://mjsbigblog.com/david-cook-and-david-archuleta-song-leaks.htm

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  142. djafan said

    Rickey’s posted leak too…

    http://www.rickey.org/?p=33919

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  143. djafan said

    Post on MJ’s

    sma11ie:
    02/27/2010 at 2:51 pm

    This is a demo and David (Cook) is pretty exacting in his standards I don’t know if this is what he meant by a surprise.

    Yeah, he seemed pretty annoyed when the SNIPPETS from Cherry Lane were found and fans started tweeting him about them. He was like, they’re demos and not finished, etc. etc. I’m pretty sure he didn’t want this to be leaked, but this kinda stuff happens.

    I doubt a 2008 leftover will make this album though. That’s fine– it’s decent but not amazing melodically or lyrically… I think I’d like the new album to have different sounds and even more Cook’ian lyrics. Wonder how that Brazilian site got their hands on these songs. I wonder if it’s getting used for something, like that One Second to Change Your Life song for ESPN…

    Archie’s song sounds pretty good though. I can hear something like that on the radio– in fact it’s better than similar songs on the radio. As usual Archie elevates the entire genre with his vocals.

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  144. silverfox said

    I like the song. It’s nice, but NOT what I am imagining his next album to be about…

    I am imagining songs with a message, some deep and some lighthearted, some fun, some serious..but none about “teenage love lost & found”. JMHO.

    So I am REALLY hoping it’s a leftover from David’s first album, BUT if it’s not, and it was leaked..I hope David will not be too upset about it. 😦

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  145. bebereader said

    I’m taking bets that “She’s Not You” is a leftover from David’s first cd. Clue: The writers listed are Eman, Jesse Cates and Lindsey Robbins. David is co-writing EVERY song for his new CD and his name is not listed for this song. JMHO.

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  146. silverfox said

    I agree with you Bebe.

    This song, while very nice..after all David is singing it..has a vibe very similar to “Crush”.

    The Internet/Archuworld is going absolutely bonkers over this “leak”. 😀

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  147. SandyBeaches said

    Pabuckie…Oh gosh yes, I was referring to the lady in the poster with the ‘cigar’…Abrra has a warehouse of fabulous posters.

    The snippet sounds like it might belong to the last cd library and we won’t know for awhile but it keeps people going!!

    Emi…’thank you’ for your comment on the article.

    “I believe in the power of you and I”…we have been listening to this on tv for many days now and they are so fast with great new music vids each day after olympic competitions…The American and Canadian Olympians have been having a fabulous time. Tomorrow’s closing will be fantastic they are saying. Should be some awesome entertainers…

    SB

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  148. Abrra said

    #147
    Lies! 😉
    I have no such warehouse. I make them on the fly. That’s the charm.

    Abrra

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  149. djafan said

    New writer today

    http://www.myspace.com/augustrigo

    About August Rigo
    The present, an era saturated with blatant repetition, ideas and concepts so much so that it would seem as if every note has been heard and every song sung. It is no doubt a pleasant surprise to find an individual who does not conform to the now but is defined as the next. The future is August. Born Dan August Rigo, he has been performing and singing since the tender age of 5. However, it wasn’t until he saw Michael Jackson’s legendary performance of Billy Jean for Motown’s 25th anniversary that he knew what his life calling was. He studied his new idol and in so developed a sound and style for himself. It didn’t stop there. Not feeling satisfied in just being a singer, he taught himself to play piano, guitar and drums. To fully understand August, one only needs to listen and feel his music. Armed with charisma, charm and a knack for the spontaneous, he is a true artist in every sense of the word. In a time where music is lacking in depth and soul, he enters a fresh face and sound to shatter the mold. When he sings he evokes emotion and takes you along for a ride you won’t forget. A blend of Pop, R & B and Soul, August turns heads everywhere he is heard. His talent has caught the attention and respect of some of the industries most influential and heavy hitters i.e. Eric Nicks, Sha Money, Irv Gotti, and Chaka Khan just to name a few. Not only a phenomenal singer, August has paralleled his vocal ability with an often overlooked yet powerful skill, songwriting and arrangement. His ability to blend the abstract with the norm, along with concept driven writing has been a recipe for success. He has penned his entire debut album and weaves tales of loves lost, gained and desired. It is through his unique expression of life and experiences that he connects with his captivated audience. Empowered with stunning vocals and solid song writing, August also is a budding producer. He has formed a production company, Duke and Hazzurd with close friend and fellow producer Khari (Mashonda, LL Cool J, Nappy Roots). Currently they have produced songs for Lemarvin (Motown) Young Steff (Richcraft/Atlantic) Nappy Roots, Jhevon Paris, and new Shady signing Bobby Creekwater. He and Khari have teamed up with super producer BINK! Known for his stunning work on Jay Z’s Blueprint and Dynasty Album, Blackstreet, Freeway, Cassidy, Jo Jo, Amerie are among some of his distinguished list of credits. They will be a force to be reckoned with. Ready to fill the void left by the music of old he is ready for the waiting world. August is the sound, the voice, and the truth. “I just want to make music that can take you somewhere, hopefully you’ll wanna come with me” – August.

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  150. emmegirl said

    Amuses me when I read comments that David would not write or want to sing a song with a line about “trying to kiss” a girl. Whaaat! My goodness.. shocking, shameful… why on earth would David sing those scathing lyrics?

    The irony is, the words aren’t even used in the context that it sounds like they are objecting to.

    *Please excuse my crankiness. Maybe “amuse” isn’t the right verb.

    (Wasn’t there a VIP where he talked about how he really like some of the songs that didn’t make the album?)

    I like the song – he sounds great, catchy, and something the younger fans can relate to.

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  151. emmegirl said

    djafan – just checked out your guy… uh oh.8)

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  152. pabuckie said

    Just wanted to share my thoughts on this “new” leak! I LOVE IT!!
    It’s catchy, and David’s voice sounds more mature so I don’t feel like it’s something from his first album. The whole vibe sounds different to me — even the instruments are not as prudent as they were on the first album — you can really hear him!! It actually reminds me of two artists — Natasha Beddingfield (who has great pop/soul songs) and Jon Secada! haha remember him?? I can even picture everyone swinging their arms like (Waiting for Yesterday) to this. Ok, ok, I’m a little giddy over this. JMO. 🙂

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  153. silverfox said

    AL is ahead by 50 votes! How the heck did THAT happen?????

    http://tweeter.faxo.com/Best_American_Idol_Ever_II

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  154. djafan said

    IDK…I’ve been voting!!!!

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  155. djafan said

    Have listened to the leaked song numerous times and I love it, it’s stuck in my head, super catchy. So I’m biased, had my granddaughter and daughter listen, they love it. My granddaughter immediately put it on her ipod. Is it old or is it newish? Who knows at this point, but we have a new song for now and I’m enjoying.

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  156. betsy said

    *dancing around my room to “She’s not you”

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  157. Abrra said

    I made a mash up using the new song. Only for Unplugged. I used an older video and dropped the song over it.It’s amazing how well it fits.

    Abrra

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  158. emmegirl said

    djafan – “Is it old or is it newish? Who knows at this point, but we have a new song for now and I’m enjoying.”…DITTO!

    betsy, you dance girl!

    Abrra – your resourcefulness amazes me.

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  159. pabuckie said

    Well the new leaked song is already on YouTube!

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  160. emi said

    Hey SB,
    I do want to comment on your article even though I am a day late. I’ve been thinking about it, and it occured to me that when I was in high school, my church had a Andrea Bocelle sounding tenor as our youth choir director and Sunday worship leader. He was tall, dark and handsome, and I was not without a crush on him. His singing was beautiful and almost perfect, marred only by his arrogance. (not seen in David or Andrea) I rememeber though, at the time, wishing that pop music, or “my music,” had more singers that expressed words like and sang like our tenor did. … that must be that “adagio.” I am just so glad to have the word adajio for it now. David certainally has more than fulfiled my wish! Thanks for the beautiful, sensory filled article.. I could see it, hear it and feel it!
    Emi

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  161. SandyBeaches said

    #148…Abrra, make us some more please! We need the humor, the chance to wonder and whatever else…As I remember, you have been making these for quite awhile…
    Did you actually print off a pic. of the ‘spamming wand’, take it outside and burn it? Is it really gone?

    SB

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  162. Abrra said

    SB
    Are you kidding? 🙂
    Silly woman.
    Its magic.

    Abrra

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  163. SandyBeaches said

    How could I forget? So conjure up some magic and tell us if the snippet is new or old! One way or the other it is a song from David, so how can I complain?

    SB

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  164. Abrra said

    Here’s one I made for fun. I liked his tweet.
    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    Abrra

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  165. SandyBeaches said

    Emi, thank you and I am pleased that you enjoyed it and actually feel it because there is something there about them both that grips a person emotionally or we could say spiritually. Remember to click on to the Slide Show ‘Angel Voices’ at the top right as there is a lot of feeling going on there! Listen closely to the words that seem to match the pics because they are saying something. Angelica always has meaning (sometimes hidden) and that is one part of her work that is awesome. Although they are years apart in age, they seem to have a connection with each other.

    SB

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  166. emmegirl said

    djafan- “Is it old or is it newish? Who knows at this point, but we have a new song for now and I’m enjoying.” – ditto!!

    this is from a poster at FOD, hope you don’t mind my bringing it over:

    “Hi! Just wanted to give a young person’s opinion… Kristyl just emailed me and said she loves “She’s Not You” and hopes it’s on his new CD. I told her that everyone thinks it’s a demo of a song that didn’t make his first album and she said, “That’s too bad. That song would be a hit.” She’s 19 now and mostly listens to Hip-Hop, but loves David.”

    betsy – keep on dancing!

    Abrra – you are one of the most resourceful people I have ever seen!

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  167. emmegirl said

    LOL abrra,the pic just came through. Love that tweet too!

    I loved his total look that day.. hair, jacket, t-shirt, yeah..
    jeans.

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  168. SandyBeaches said

    Well Abrra, #163 I have to be serious for a minute. Look at his ear and down his neck below his ear . He is so dang allergic to that serious looking ear phone that it amazes me that no one has said “David that is causing you a major reaction” and it isn’t the first time that he has had a very red ear. There is too much electricity going through it. My spazz is over but someone please don’t put him through that again as it is unhealthy.

    I am calm now…until I see that thing in his ear again charging up his head, now I am calm, really.

    SB

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  169. silverfox said

    Everyone who has heard the “new” song loves it. I don’t exactly “love” it, but I do like it very much but I must be honest. I don’t think it’s a song I would listen to over & over, like SOT, TBWY, Desperate, Falling or his live versions of DLG, WFY & My Hands, or his cover of Angels or The Riddle, POTC or FOG. Or most of the songs on CFTH, which I still listen too almost daily. What I envisioned David would be recording for this next album would rival any and all those songs. He said himself he wanted this album to reflect him & his personality & thoughts. I understood him to mean there will be deep messages as well as upbeat quirky lyrics, with some soul & R&B grooves as well as pop. I think this is why he’s collaborating with so many different style writers. He’s a complex personality and it may not be so easy for some of the writers he’s working with to come up with exactly what David wants. This is all my opinion and I have been known to be wrong. I think if David & his collaborators can interpret what is swirling in his beautiful head & heart, they may very well come up with Grammy-worthy material. She’s Not You is a really good pop song, but it’s not really what he’s “about”, not yet anyway, now is it? 🙂

    If this leaked song is a new song (which I doubt) and it’s on his new album..well it will just prove I was wrong and it won’t be the first or last time. 😉

    Good night all, and for David,

    Dear lord,

    Please take care of David.
    Watch over him, protect him from all harm.
    Cloak him with your love and give him the strength to endure all that is thrown in his path.
    Give David the courage and guidance to say no to those who ask for more than he can reasonably give.
    Surround David with loving and supportive people who love him unconditionally as we, his devoted Archangels do.
    Separate David from those who have agendas other than for his well being.
    Give him rest when he feels weary.
    Give him stamina to sustain his hectic pace.
    Give him assurance when he feels doubt.
    Give him joy when he feels sad and never allow David to feel alone or lonely.
    Give us the wisdom to ALWAYS DO RIGHT by David.
    Help us support David so that it’s ALWAYS IN HIS BEST INTERESTS.
    CLOAK DAVID IN YOUR PROTECTIVE ARMS always and please keep David and his voice healthy & strong as he fulfills his Destiny which was written in his Book of Life before he was born.
    Though we may be unworthy Lord, we humbly pray. Amen

    David, have a good & restful night’s sleep with sweet & happy dreams. Thank you for all you do and for who you are. Keep with you all our love, support & prayers always. Contigo siempre! We will be with you always! TAKE CARE!

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  170. Abrra said

    SB You can take a lesson from this girl. She is calm. Her headset is safe, too!
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    Abrra

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  171. silverfox said

    Abrra, Uh…you forgot to use a sharpie on her legs…

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  172. Angelica said

    Abrra,

    You are out of control.

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  173. Abrra said

    Angelica
    The thread is almost over. I promise to be good. I only made 5 this trip.

    Abrra

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  174. bebereader said

    There’s still fifteen minutes left until midnight EST.
    What will Abrra come up with next?

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  175. Angelica said

    Abrra,

    I am just messing with you.

    But now it is YOU who lie. You can not be good. You are evil.

    It is almost midnight.

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  176. Angelica said

    Bebe, She has plenty of time to work her magic. I roll on CST.

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  177. Abrra said

    #175
    No, I never leave home without my Angel. Moonlight becomes him. 😉
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    Abrra

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  178. bebereader said

    Angelica: Abrra has been with me all night at The Voice Unplugged. I knew she was up to no good as she was unusually quiet tonight.

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  179. Angelica said

    LOLOLOL!!! You are having WAY too much fun!

    BTW…David has now taken the lead away from AL!!!!

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  180. Abrra said

    She’s Not You

    Oh yeah-yeah em…

    See how she’s looking into my eyes
    and you got to be careful that.
    She’s a beautiful girl and she’s into me,
    but I’m too busy still looking back.
    And now I’m looking into the door trying to kiss her goodnight,
    but something inside just dont feel right.

    My friends trying to tell me to give it up
    so I’m trying to move on
    but my heart’s still caught
    and my head’s not clear
    of the pictures from before you were gone.
    And I never wanna heard no one trying to forget your name,
    but something inside just don’t feel the same.

    No…she’s not you
    and I don’t know what to say
    but I’ll say it anyway noo..
    matter what I do,
    I can’t believe the lie
    and I cant just see it through,
    no she’s not you.

    I woke up in the middle of the night
    started to reaching for the phone.
    Had to take a breath and remind myself that you said you needed time alone.
    Didn’t know what I wanted then, and I know I let you down,
    baby I know what I gotta do now -ohh

    She’s… not you
    and I don’t know what to say
    but I’ll say it anyway
    no matter what I do
    I can’t believe the lie
    and I just can’t see it through
    she’s not you when she smiles,
    not you when she wakes,
    oh… you when she cries,
    not you when she breaks,
    and I don’t wanna hurt her,
    but I know that it’s true
    she’s not you…

    ohh… not you… (not you…) noooo…

    she’s…she’s not you
    I dont know what to say,
    but I’ll say it anyway nooo…
    matter what I do
    I can’t believe the lie,
    and I just can’t see it through
    she’s not you…
    she’s not you
    And I don’t know what to say,
    but I’ll say it anyway no….
    matter what I do.
    I can’t believe the lie
    and I just can’t see it through,
    she’s not you…
    ohhh.. noo…

    Abrra

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  182. Vee said

    From this (thanks to Annie of archuletafansgermany.com)


    then his new messages/tweets

    @DavidArchie
    Going to read at an elementary school! 4th grade classes haha 🙂 about an hour ago
    @DavidArchie

    http://twitpic.com/168hnq – IMG00102-20100302-0946.jpg
    1 minute ago via TwitPic
    @DavidArchie
    http://twitpic.com/168jpc – Oh the places you’ll go! Haha 7 minutes ago

    What can I say?

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