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    David James Archuleta (born December 28, 1990) is an American singer-songwriter and actor. At ten years old, he won the children's division of the Utah Talent Competition leading to other television singing appearances.[6] When he was twelve years old, Archuleta became the Junior Vocal Champion on Star Search 2.[6] In 2007, at sixteen years old, he became one of the youngest contestants on the seventh season of American Idol.[7] In May 2008 he finished as the runner-up, receiving 44 percent of over 97 million votes.

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Close to You

Posted by SandyBeaches on Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Many months ago as I was leaving one of David’s concerts, the following lyrics kept running through my mind…

That is why all the girls in town,
Follow you all around.
Just like me, they long to be
Close to you.

I arrived back at our hotel and looked up the words ‘Close to You’ on YouTube, a classic song by The Carpenters.  I listened to the song a few times and it came to my mind that we feel as David’s fans, to be relatively close to him and that emotion must have triggered the song from my memory. 

Often in the early months of David’s fandom, we questioned how did we as fans, get where we are, following the career of one fabulous David Archuleta and how did we come to develop special friendships with other fans from around the world?  It is because of the evolution in the relationship between the music industry and the fans that we see fans worldwide coming closer together in their online fandom.  It is becoming more obvious that music fans and musicians belong to each other and that relationship happens more easily because of the empowerment of the intermediary, the internet.  Fans want to feel that they are being brought closer to the music and the musicians that they admire.

The following video is of David, his family and fans from around the world:

Musicians like David, can see reviews on sites, read blogs, talk to fans on twitter and learn how everyone enjoyed their show soon after they get back to their hotel, which can be valuable information leading into the next night’s performance.  There is an increased sense of closeness to the fans that never existed before.  It is interesting to think how the potential of the internet to create relative closeness between fans and artists affects the artists not just financially but emotionally.  The internet gives names, faces, personalities and a sense of individualized realness to their audience.  This can be very powerful to the artist who has in the past been used to fans being mainly in groups held back and at a distance.

Fans of artists are recorded in history dating as far back as the 1200’s.  Around 1850, Charles Dickens, one of the most popular novelists of all time, had a large number of fans in America.  The fans of Charles Dickens novels were noted to have often gathered at the docks waiting for newspapers that carried his latest novel chapters.  There was no medium for fans to discuss the artist.

A ship from Liverpool, England prepraring to sail for America.

Fan bases today are being built worldwide in never before locations due to the ability to transcend distances through the internet.  David’s fan communities have enriched our lives.  We learn about David’s fans in countries we sometimes know little about until the morning when we awake after a concert and scramble to our computers to savor every minute detail.  We bring information provided to us by fans from web sites afar, and quickly write stories with transferred pictures and videos, for everyone to linger over.

New fan communities are building more rapidly and successfully than ever before.  The positive consequences reach from the fan to everyone involved in the making and distribution of the albums and the planning of tours worldwide.  There is a new music scene on the horizon that is changing the long-standing balance of power between the fans and the people of the music industry.

David has created an undeniably respectful and caring closeness with his fans that reach young and old everywhere.

186 Responses to “Close to You”

  1. pabuckie said

    Sandybeaches! 🙂
    What a great article! I love the pic on top — that says it all to me the way that girl is looking at David! I have never been a fan of any artist in this way before. What I mean is the need to look up every “nook & cranny” of info. on David. He is just such a special person that I think his “fans” feel the need to defend and protect him because he is worth it and his character is just beyond goodness. (I can never put into words what I am thinking like you guys do!) Everyone wants to be “Close to Him” (love the song!) because I think he just brings out the best in everyone and inspires people to do good things! Loved the video too! David sure does have a very strong fanbase and I only see it getting stronger & stronger.


  2. Abrra said

    Thank you SB. I learned something today about being a fan now and what “fans” of Dickens did back in his day. Believe me, if I knew what boat David’s book was arriving on, I’d be there on the dock with the cats.

    Waiting, patiently.



  3. I said

    Love, Love Sandybeaches! Great article!


  4. SandyBeaches said

    Pabuckie…I love to listen to the song and automatically I look at the girl who is obviously loving being close to David! Her gaze says it all!

    “Believe me, if I knew what boat David’s book was arriving on, I’d be there on the dock with the cats.”…Abrra, that struck me as being so funny that I laughed out loud and that is the true test for me. Thank you Isaid!



  5. archiesfan4life said

    SB – loved your article and that picture is one of my favorites.

    Abrra – #2 – you are so funny – of course, if you find out about that boat, please let me know, I’ll join you:).


  6. SandyBeaches said

    Abrra…Are you looking for a picture for that dock scene?



  7. emmegirl said

    SB, great article. I loved the Carpenters and wow, that song is puurfect in describing him! And the top picture, one of my very favorites, is puurfect too!

    “The internet gives names, faces, personalities and a sense of individualized realness to their audience.”… great point, never really thought of it from that perspective.

    Really weird, I wake up and read your article this morning because I was just thinking about this last night. It seems the tweets have slowed down a bit and how much I miss the breakfast tweets and the exercising tweets and the heading off to here tweets and the hush-cat tweets and weird guy in the room next door tweets and the beach tweets and the ortho tweets and the done for the day tweets….

    And that being said, I don’t even want him to tweet more cause I only want him to tweet if he wants to and feel no obligation whatsoever to do so and how can anyone ask more from him because that is so completely selfish and he does not have to report to his fans 24/7, okay, 24/6, and well, just sayin…. miss them tweets.


  8. Angelica said


    This is such a great article for our time and especially as we near the end of this drought. So much will be happening on the internet about David and the fans at book signings, appearances to promote the single and album. Then the tour/tours here and abroad.

    “Musicians like David, can see reviews on sites, read blogs, talk to fans on twitter and learn how everyone enjoyed their show soon after they get back to their hotel, which can be valuable information leading into the next night’s performance.”

    I know David is very active on twitter but I wonder if he ever logs on after a show to check out fan site spazzing. It does seem like an invaluble tool but I don’t know. If I were him, I would be tempted if only in a practical way of analyzing what went right or wrong. Of course, we never find anything wrong except in his clothing, and he never pays any attention to us on that.

    I think there is a special bond between David and his fans that isn’t often there with other artists and fans. It has everything to do with who he is as a person…so kind, selfless, and loving. So devoid of any trace of arrogance or pretence. He doesn’t try to be anything other than who he is and he totally accepts his fans for who they are. He meets us as equals.


  9. desertrat said

    great post sb! i enjoy listening to the carpenters and this song has always reminded me of david too. also, one of my fav images of the carpenters includes karen playing the drums during “close to you” while richard is on the piano.

    to the administrators – wonderful site! i don’t post often but i do lurk and i always enjoy reading what everyone has to say.


  10. Tawna21 said

    SB–Delightful thoughts to ponder this morning. Thank you for providing them.

    “David has created an undeniably respectful and caring closeness with his fans that reach young and old everywhere.”

    How true these words are, and thank goodness for the internet!!


  11. Angelica said


    Nice to see you! Thanks for liking the article/articles and the site and for delurking. We know there are a lot of you lurking out there and we love that you do. It’s great though, when someone pops in to say hi and give us a wave. So thanks!

    Forgot to say how much I ❤ Abrra's slide show. Love the song, never heard it before, and it goes so well with the article SB has written about fans. Check it out.


  12. TOfan said

    Great post! You had me at Carpenters! LOL Love that song & that picture up top!

    “How did we come to develop special friendships with other fans from around the world?” That’s probably my 2nd favourite thing about this whole experience (the #1 spot is taken, of course! :lol:)

    Go HABS! 🙂 🙂 🙂


  13. blisskasden said

    SB, wonderful article. “Close To You” was the Carpenters first of many great songs. Like David, they were not considered “cool” by those “in the know” back in the ’70s, but, also like David, they had a solid fan base who supported them, bought their singles and albums (remember those things), and made them one of the most successful groups of the pop era.

    This will happen for David too. David rememds me a great deal of the great Karen Carpenter. She was a joy to listen to, and had a golden voice that made everything she sang a delight. Sound familiar? She was also loved and respected by her peers in the business, another David similarity.

    I would love to hear David’s versions of “We’ve Only Just Begun” or “For All We Know”. Only he could do them justice.

    The picture of that girl looking at David with a mixture of adoration and wonderment is a classic. David is the embodiment of every young (and, ahem, not so young) girl’s “dream guy”. As far as I am concerned, anyone, of any age, who is so inclined is guilty of only one thing… possessing impeccable taste.


  14. pabuckie said

    #11 Angelica – thanks for the reminder about the slideshow!

    Abrra – I love it — that last pic – never saw David in “glasses” before! Love the song too and never heard of it? Who sings it?


  15. Abrra said

    Rosie Thomas is the singer on the slide show. So soothing is that song!



  16. ascphil said

    #13 Blisskasden

    I just had too delurk coz I laughed out loud but am giddily in absolute narcissistic agreement with what you just wrote:
    “David is the embodiment of every young (and, ahem, not so young) girl’s “dream guy”. As far as I am concerned, anyone, of any age, who is so inclined is guilty of only one thing… possessing impeccable taste.” RIGHT ON!!!

    And to SB, great job on the article! I can totally relate to it considering I have never been a crazed fan of any celebrity or musical artist, nor been an internet addict until David came along. And it has been and continues to be quite a joyride to be in the company of equals across the globe with — ahem — impeccable taste! LOL!


  17. Jen A said

    I ran into the girl in that picture exiting the House of Blues concert last March in Chicago. She was there with her mom and laughed when I asked her if she WAS in fact “that girl”. I think MANY people had asked before me! But it was definitely a hoot to see her as I do adore that picture of ‘pure adoration’. 🙂


  18. Nanaweize said

    SB….great article…love the picture of the girl. Sometimes I think I look just like her as I look at his videos and the many wonderful photos out there…. I’m just a lot older, have a lot more wrinkles and my hair is showing streaks of gray.
    I love the song “Close to You” and feel it is so true as to the way Davids fans feel…We just want to be close to him!

    Angelica said…I think there is a special bond between David and his fans that isn’t often there with other artists and fans. It has everything to do with who he is as a person…so kind, selfless, and loving. So devoid of any trace of arrogance or pretence. He doesn’t try to be anything other than who he is and he totally accepts his fans for who they are. He meets us as equals.

    Angelica…I do think he is “The Real Deal”!

    Such a nice article to wake up too and I too am so glad that I have made such good friends from around the world because of David James Archuleta!


  19. FG said

    SB – Love the article. Love all the comments, love you all. Just a total lovefest I am today. LOL! I am sooooo guilty of impeccable taste. Hope you are all well. If David stops by, please tell him I said hello! 🙂


  20. blisskasden said

    If ever an expression said “What a guy” it is the one on that girl’s face. What I really like about it is that she is having a private moment. David is not looking or interacting with her, and he is otherwise occupied. It’s as if she is thinking “Wow, it’s really him, and he’s everything I hoped he’d be”. One thing about David is that he never disappoints, no matter how high the expectations.


  21. I said

    LOVE everyone! LOL


  22. djafan said


    Love your article and “Close to You”. I hadn’t thought of this song in such a long time, it brought back long forgotten memories of choir, so long ago.

    “David has created an undeniably respectful and caring closeness with his fans that reach young and old everywhere.”

    This is so true and not apparent to the casual fan, but it’s only a matter of time before this changes. David is evolving into a serious singer/songwriter and now author. I listened the Idolsnow interview, if you haven’t you should, it’s worth the cost to get it on your ipod or iphone. David being asked questions and allowed to answer them about the book and songwriting in such depth, he continues to amaze me.

    Bliss…would love to hear We’ve Only Just Begun by David.

    Hi Desertrat! Glad you delurked and do more often!

    Abrra…had never heard that song…love the slideshow, those pictures are pure love.


  23. djafan said

    Bliss….If ever an expression said “What a guy” it is the one on that girl’s face.

    I’ve never seen anyone react with that look with anyone else but when it comes to David he gets this look by hundreds at a time, like Jen A says “Pure Adoration”

    Practicing what and why???????

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  24. blisskasden said

    No one, in my lifetime, has ever met and exceeded the expectations imposed upon him as consistently as has David. I marvel at his grace under pressure, and his high spiritedness in the face of all that he has to endure as a “new” celebrity. His next book should be a “how to” be yourself and retain your dignity in this wacky world we live in.


  25. bebereader said


    I just love your insight! It feels like there’s a magnetic pull between David and his fans. Once you see him in person, either in concert or just for an autograph, there’s no going back. You’re left with a burning desire to see him again and again…

    “Fan bases today are being built worldwide in never before locations due to the ability to transcend distances through the internet. David’s fan communities have enriched our lives.”

    I’m grateful to the Internet for bringing David’s fanbase together and for letting us enjoy our fandom in this way, by gathering here each day to discuss The Voice. 😀

    Imagine waiting at the docks for his book. LOL Line forms to the left! Oh I’m so there!


    Your slideshow is a wonderful complement to SandyBeaches’ beautiful article! Great song and pics. The song moved me so much that I had to buy it on ITunes. If anyone needs the title, it’s “These Friends of Mine”, (by Rosie Thomas).


  26. angelofdja said

    Leave it to David to appreciate the real things in life! Ha! Ha! An actual piano around to practice on. He slays me so with these tweets of his! No wonder people put what he says on coffee mugs and t-shirts!
    P.S. LOVIN’ the LOVE here today! Voiting(dork, I know) like a fool today while enjoying everyone’s comments. 🙂


  27. angelofdja said



  28. djafan said


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  29. angelofdja said

    BWAHAHAHAHA Djafan. Gotta love some humor in this Archu-drought! 🙂


  30. angelofdja said

    Chords of Strength FTW !!! (The excitement makes my knees weak!) GAH!


  31. Abrra said

    Forgive me Off Topic moment.

    I came across this old video of a song David co-wrote around the time of ZG? I had forgotten how moving the lyrics are. NO idea who the lady singer is. I can see this song fitting so well with his inspirational book.

    I am posting it for any who wish to favorite it on YouYube. David DOES NOT sing in this video.



  32. SandyBeaches said

    I want to make further comments later today but I have to ask the question…Does anyone realize just how many people the girl in the lead picture is representing? My answer: Many, many thousands or more!

    Abrra, I have watched the slideshow and it is quite lovely. I do enjoy the singer who matches the spirit of the show.



  33. bebereader said


    Coincidence! I was just watching the “Fighting For You” video while on youtube, watching something else. 😉

    Imagine David singing it! Yowsa!

    Does Jive ever hear us, read us or listen to us???

    *shakes head in disbelief*


  34. djafan said

    SB…thousands and thousands.

    The second video on the left sidebar is an indication of the love for David. All idols at window except for David and when David appears at the window…eruption!

    Abrra…I close my eyes and imagine David singing, nothing compares…what were they thinking?


  35. munkmusic said

    #33 Bebereader, Hi, I have been watching “Fighting For You” all afternoon. I love that song! David would nail that song. When he recorded with Mike this last time, I have to admit, I thought…..wouldn’t it be cool if he was recording “Fighting For You”? OK… is a dream. But I love that song.

    Abbra! Man…..thanks for posting the video! I think on one of the videos in some of the comments it mentions who the singer is. I must have been on the same wave length as you guys over here! LOL!


  36. munkmusic said

    Abbra and Bebereader, The girl singing “Fighting For You” is Kristee Mays.


  37. SandyBeaches said

    Bebe #33 “Does Jive ever hear us, read us or listen to us???”

    Richard Carpenter once wrote to their fans along with a ‘Thank you’, “Your notes and comments are read, and listened to, and taken to heart, and your great ideas are added to “the drawing board”.

    So in some artists circles, fans are listened to and read. I can well imagine that David himself is a great listener!



  38. Abrra said

    #36 Munkmusic
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    She is from Nashville ( helloooooo!)

    Abrra (sometimes the stars align and we all find the same star to watch)


  39. munkmusic said

    I think we have been watching the same star!


  40. dakgal said

    Just wanted to shout out a big HI to Desertrat, She’s the only fan of David’s that I have met in person. We met for a brief chat and hug at David’s solo performance in Sioux Falls, SD, and a lovely lady she is too! Glad to see you post here Desertrat and welcome to The Voice, please come back again.

    Bliss , not only do we the fans have impeccable taste when it comes to David, we also have impeccable taste when it comes to each other. I would love to meet each and every one of you guys, cause I know I’m right. To me, each one of you displays the same wonderful traits that we love in David. Love and admire each and everyone one of you “cool cats”

    Sandybeaches — See what you made me do? Your article made me appreciate being a fan of Davids even more and the feeling of “Close to You” with all the other great people here.


  41. Shawna said

    Loved this, Sb. Fabulous!! Thanks so much. The pictures, the vids, just all of it.

    I can always tell when a new article comes on cause my phone quits beeping me that someone has commented on the current article.

    Abs, just watched your slideshow. Where do you find all those pictures? I have never seen the majority of them ever. I always get so many surprises when I visit here, almost by the minute it seems.


  42. Abrra said

    I have a magic wand.

    And a HUGE hard drive to store many, many pictures 😉

    Abrra (who has never seen a picture of David she didn’t copy)


  43. pabuckie said

    OMG! Sorry to interrupt — David in Idaho June 19th

    dinner and a concert

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  44. silverfox said

    Here’s the BYU concert info…

    David Archuleta
    Spirit Week Concert
    (with pre-show dinner option)

    Saturday, June 19

    6:00 p.m. dinner, MC Little Theater

    7:30 p.m. concert, Hart Auditorium
    Buy tickets starting May 24
    View website

    Pop singer David Archuleta makes a return appearance to BYU-Idaho as part of Spirit Week. Archuleta was runner up on the 2007 season of “American Idol.”

    Rating: Pop music

    Tickets go on sale May 24 at 8:15 a.m. Cost is $35 for general public, $20 for BYU-Idaho students. A pre-show dinner featuring spinach salad, chicken kiev, rice blend, fresh seasonal vegetables, fresh rolls, lemon bundt cake, and lemonade is $15 extra. No children under four.


  45. silverfox said


    Should have known ya’ll would be all ovah the good newz!

    Now I’ll go up & read SB’s article..looks like a doozy!

    Oh & BTW..I think David WAS very aware of the cute girl staring at him! 😉


  46. SandyBeaches said

    Oh SF, after all it is David we are talking about, so of course he knew she was looking at him that way!!



  47. silverfox said

    SandyBeaches! What a wonderful article and the photos & video are perfect! I’m just floored at the writers here. So creative and so in tune to David, not to mention interesting & educational. Every article teaches me something I never knew or thought about before. Thank you SB! 😀

    “Close To You” really says it all! We all want to be close to HIM. Even though the majority of us become tongue-tied, star-struck, completely hypnotized and mesmerized in HIS presence. We practice & rehearse what we want to say to him, then when HE is there in front of us, all the words just elude us! That’s what happens to ME anyway..almost EVERY dang time I have been fortunate to be in his presence.

    We are very lucky to be living in this day & age which allows us to at least “feel” close to HIM as much as we want at the click of a mouse. How sad if we had fallen under HIS spell during AI or at any of his concerts and there were NO Internet! What a nightmare just thinking about that!
    We have so many fans sites we can go to, all offering different perspective & themes. Before the Internet, if you were a fan of an artist, you had to “join” a fan club, pay “dues” to get a photo & maybe a newsletter if you wanted to know what your idol was up to. And isn’t it grand that David really loves Twitter? He said he’s addicted! And what a gem he is to WANT to keep us informed as much as he feels he can. I am so grateful to him for letting us see glimpses of what he does when he’s working as well as when he’s not. We are indeed fortunate. He never gives us too much info, but just enough to keep us wanting more. He is one of the most interesting men in the world today…yes he is, at 19 years old..but he’ll never believe it. 🙂

    Anyway, SB, I love your article. Karen Carpenter had a very lovely voice with a very soothing quality. Her vocals sounded effortless & sublime. I really enjoyed listening to her.


  48. Abrra said

    Bebe asked me to make a video on the same theme as today’s slide show. Bebe the youtube image was random! Haha!

    Just David and Friends.



  49. munkmusic said

    The performance that David is doing is at BYU Idaho. not BYU in Utah. It is kind of hard to get that from the announcement. Thought you might like to know.


  50. betsy said

    Great article SB. Close to you is the perfect title.
    It’s why so many people travel the country to be in his presence for a short time. Am forever grateful to know that I’m not alone. As I found out at my very first David concert, which happened to be a solo one. And I met so many people who had traveled across country to be there. He draws people to him.

    p.s. I went back to my old store today to pick up a few things, and no less than 4 people asked how David was. :)They all said they saw him sing Imagine on idol a few weeks ago, and that it was beautiful.


  51. betsy said

    Haha Abs.
    Bebe – Lema Chicken Padi


  52. silverfox said

    Hey, everyone, go sign the group card for David at Snarky’s or go directly to the card with this link…David’s fans are so awesome! David is such a great subject for so many videos, funny & sweet or poignant & inspirational!

    Good night & sweet dreams to all!


  53. SandyBeaches said

    Thank you to everyone who has read the article and commented. I learn so much more from the comments added especially because some of you know your music history so well. Many of you have obviously been in tune with the artists for a long time.

    #13 Bliss, thank you for showing the similarities between David and The Carpenters as I had not thought about that at all. I love to listen to the song and look at the lead picture as there is so much emotion expressed in the eyes and the smiles.

    The video ‘My Hands’ captured my attention because it includes his family and friends along with his fans. Nearly every beat produces a new picture which fascinated me because there are close to 350 pictures. For the first time I looked up the lyrics for ‘My Hands’ and read them as I had only guessed at some of the words before. I have a whole new respect for the song as the lyrics are awesome…

    Good night to everyone…



  54. Angelica said

    Sweet Tweet…

    “Babies are so cute. It’s hard to calm them down sometimes when they’re tired and hungry though lol.” 49 minutes ago

    Is he babysitting? Guuhh. Isn’t he the sweetest THANG!

    OK I’m done gushing. AwwwwwWWWWwwwww!!!! Omgosh I love him.

    ~one more little squee~ squee.


  55. Angelica said

    david archuleta with mike (his guitarist)'s baby Pictures, Images and Photos

    From Abrra’s lovely slide show which just tonight gave birth to the bundle of joy video above.


  56. emmegirl said

    Babysitting… I can’t even go there.


  57. djafan said

    Emmegirl….you crack me up….lol


  58. bebereader said

    Emmegirl#7 “…..It seems the tweets have slowed down a bit and how much I miss the breakfast tweets and the exercising tweets and the heading off to here tweets and the hush-cat tweets and weird guy in the room next door tweets and the beach tweets and the ortho tweets and the done for the day tweets….And that being said, I don’t even want him to tweet more cause I only want him to tweet if he wants to and feel no obligation whatsoever to do so…”

    I’ve been noticing the slowdown on tweets too! I’m actually happy about it because it tells me that he has more important things to do than tweet. Or maybe he just needs some space. Whatever the case, I agree with you Emmegirl, would never want David to feel any twitter pressure from us.

    Abrra#49 You did a wonderful job on the “Friends” video but I expected nothing less! Thank you for indulging my whim!

    Betsy#51 “Lemma chili pad” Best lema chili pad I ever saw! 😉

    What is it about David holding a baby? It’s nothing but PURE JOY!

    Before I go niters, I must share these pics of precious David dolls I found on Snarkies.

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    “David Dolls made by hiromi, a huge David Archuleta fan living in Japan! They are very small, less than 2 inches in height:). Venga T-shirt was a present from our lovely friends, Mayumi and hiro, and Big Heart T-shirt was a present from us, All About Archuleta!

    twitpic courtesy of JapanLovesDavid”


  59. Abrra said

    Angelica #54
    When I cleared the screen at Unplugged, someone said maybe he was on a plane with a fussy baby. Sounds more like it to me.

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  60. FG said

    LOL you guys r funny!

    “This just in….singer David Archuleta tweeted about babies again, yet another example of the young man’s ignorance regarding his massive ovulatory powers.”



  61. Abrra said

    When I see pictures of limo’s like this, it makes me wonder~~ What are they going to haul in that truck bed and why do 10 people need to ride along?

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  62. pabuckie said

    Good Morning. According to this David MAY perform on Idol.


  63. GG_doorsfan said

    “Crush” earns BMI Pop Songwriting award for David Hodges!

    “Crush” just keeps on delivering. Early this morning, Eman, Claude Kelly, LadyV and Lisa Murray were tweeting away about “Crush” earning a BMI songwriting award [BMI is a major songwriting organization (along with ASCAP) for David Hodges – what an honor for him, and David… this song has struck a chord in the pop music industry, and was a great introduction for David in it.

    May 19, 2010

    News, BMI Pop Awards, New York, Nashville, Los Angeles, Rock, Pop
    BMI Pop Awards 2010

    2010 BMI Pop Awards Award-Winning Songs


    David Hodges
    12:06 Publishing
    EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc.
    David Archuleta


  64. SandyBeaches said

    GG…That is wonderful news, thanks for being the messenger!



  65. refnaf said

    (((SB))) Love your article! How different it would be if we were unable to connect with each other and David via the internet. When the book and new music come out, we may need to be in front of our computers full time!!! yikes.

    I shared this at snowangelz and want to share it here as well…
    Serendipity…. Daughter and grandson (4 months old) and I were out last night at a retirement party, GB was rather fussy and did not want to nurse etc… daughter was beginning to stress as well, trying to do the discreet nursing thing! My phone rings> guess which text came through?? From MR Thoughtful Perfection?? When I showed my daughter (disceetly lol,) she smiled calmed gb down and everything went well after that. On the way home I explained that quite often David’s text are very helpful to me in my day to day…She commented that it was “strange but wonderful”!

    Have a great day peeps!!♥


  66. munkmusic said

    #64 I love your story! Somehow you need to share that with David! Glad everything turned out well.

    SB, Thanks for the wonderful, thoughtful article.

    FG….LOL! David is going to be a great Dad someday, lucky kids!


  67. SandyBeaches said

    refnaf…We are so fortunate that we can communicate with each other and meeting each other in the first place, or we could have been sitting next to each other at a concert and not ever have conversations…then how would I torment you on occassion?

    I love your serendipity story and the ‘strange but wonderful’ part is something that we have to endure from family, but we are familiar with it now.

    I am looking forward to everything that is coming our way soon from David…ahh, he is so good to us.



  68. SandyBeaches said

    I have to share this with you that I love the picture of the young lady gazing at David and I like to play the song by Karen Carpenter at the same time because it is surely about David somehow. If anyone knows this young lady please send her our way as it would be fun to meet her!



  69. poof said

    This is for Bliss
    Bliss, if every person had the unconditional love you give to David, what a happy, healthy world it would be. (I think this each time you post,,,, just needed to put it into words!) Have a happy, healthy day everyone!


  70. emmegirl said

    Did ya’ll see the tweets last night from David’s songwriting buddies? They are over at FOD, I’ve gotta run or I’d bring them over. Wow, the excitement is palpable, and they are such teases!

    ….and why all of a sudden the references to piano playing? hmmmmm…. eeeeek!

    Congrats to David Hodges!


  71. bluebar said

    Enjoying this article. Reminds me of the ultimate up close and personal. The Meet & Greets! Those of us who are fortunate to attend… can then spread the good Archu-news and share with others on-line.
    Two years ago in July after first meeting David at the barricades during an AI Tour show, (when I could barely say more than a “Thank you” for your music), I never imagined I would have all these future opportunities to see and speak to him again, to hand him gifts and letters… and more importantly to join in with others who are so proud and happy to be David fans!
    From our hearts to his! I am thankful every day that David has let us into his world!


  72. Nanaweize said

    Good morning all…What a lucky group of fans we are! David is so good to us! He has a way of making us a happy bunch!

    I love your story refnar…I love the comment…”She commented that it was “strange but wonderful”!

    I used to calm my grandson(who at the time had the nickname of Letta Boy because he said Letta instead of Archuleta) by taking him for a ride in the car and playing Letta’s music! He would calm right down and want more Letta!
    Angelica has probably heard this story about “Letta Boy” but thought I would share with you all.
    My daughter and my grandson were with a friend at Arbys one afternoon. Arbys had background music playing. They had begun to eat their food when my grandson began saying Letta..which was what he always said when he would hear Davids music. My daughter explained to her friend that Letta Boy thinks all guy singers are David Archuleta. The friend laughed and said…Hey that is David Archuleta singing Crush. My daughter was impressed but a little embarassed. By the way my grandson is almost 3 now and no longer says Letta…he can say David Archuleta without missing a beat!


  73. djafan said

    Writer tweets….hmmmmm

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    From Lady V
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  74. emmegirl said

    Thanks dja, don’t really have time for this, but had to pop in one more time before heading out the door:


    @DavidArchie you should play (piano) over here!! I promise not to video it & upload! (wink wink)

    Lisa Murray

    @AnnieDFG I could do the same with some of the songs I heard @priscillarenea, @DapoTorimiro & @DavidArchie write!!!But i wouldn’t do that!

    @janey79 If Dapo says it’s okay, I will!! 🙂 I LIVE all the songs they wrote together. They should all be on the album in my opinion.


  75. Angelica said


    I love that story especially about your daughter being a little embarassed. Just how many hours did you drive around playing David CD’s to that child? (uh oh. Baby cry. We go bye bye, now) lol


    Love your baby story too regarding Mr. Thoughtful Perfection. I’ve said before, serendipity has become a part of our lives now. “Strange but wonderful” just about sums up this whole experience.


    Thanks for bringing that news over about Crush winning a BMI award for David Hodges. The writers who worked with David on this next CD are all a-twitter about it!


  76. Abrra said

    I think that is older news. It looks to me to be referring to She’s Not You and David’s appearance when he sang Imagine on Idol. Adam Lambert has since been on as well

    Sorry to burst the bubble of some. I saw March dateson further investigatins through the links

    Abrra. From her crazy iPhone keyboard


  77. djafan said

    David tweets…it’s early tweeting for him…



  78. djafan said

    David’s twitpic…!?!?!?!?????



  79. blisskasden said

    Poof #69, thanks so much. So much of what passes for love in this world is of the “I’ll love you as long as you please me and don’t challenge me in any way” variety. We all know that feeling of “that person says they love me, so why don’t I feel it.” That’s what conditional love is, and it isn’t really love.

    My love for David is, literally, unconditional. He doesn’t have to live up to any preconceived standard of excellence or behavior. I loved him when he sang “Imagine” and I loved him in the exact same way when he took a hatchet to “We Can Work It Out”. I loved him when he went to a retirement home in Idaho to sing for the residents last December, and I loved him when he wandered into that silly bar in NYC last month. It’s all the same because it’s all David.

    The Beatles wrote “The love you take is equal to the love you make”. David is the easiest person to love I have ever encountered. He’s a real person, and not afraid of his own humanity. Look again at the picture of that girl’s expression in this article. Who else but David gets looked at like that?


  80. djafan said





  81. GG_doorsfan said

    great work on billboard folks – this is the good kind of exposure in a respected music magazine… vote hard, and often for david – this one is for all the marbles! 😀


  82. bebereader said

    Congrats to Dave Hodges on winning the BMI award for Crush!

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    Was wondering why Eman and Claude Kelly didn’t receive it too since they wrote Crush w/ Dave Hodges but of the three writers, Dave Hodges is the only one who is a member of BMI.

    A little BMI: “Broadcast Music, Inc. collects license fees from businesses that use music, which it distributes as royalties to songwriters, composers & music publishers. ” (from the BMI website)

    The talented Mr. Hodges also co-wrote “Bring Me to Life” and “My Immortal” by Evanescence. (Love those songs!)


  83. archiesfan4life said

    refnaf #65 You said, “How different it would be if we were unable to connect with each other and David via the internet.” -David and all of you have all become so much a part of my life I can’t even think about that!

    You also said, “When the book and new music come out, we may need to be in front of our computers full time!!!” – and that will be different how???? 🙂

    Hugs to all – have a great day!


  84. djafan said

    Eman teasing…



  85. djafan said

    Eman tweets me!



  86. archiesfan4life said

    My partner in crime, Zoe, and I were discussing our trip to Bookends on June 1st and we are looking forward to meeting everyone who will be there! Are there any plans for getting together?

    Meeting David face to face for the first time – zoe and I may need you to carry us out of the store:)- or at the very least, show us where we parked the car ’cause I’m sure we won’t remember:)


  87. bebereader said

    djafan#85: Thanks for tweeting my “Eman-The Man” article to…Eman! Hope he reads it and knows how much we are looking forward to another hit from him for David!

    AFFL#46 I have plans to go to Bookends on June 1, too. Looking forward to meeting you and seeing Zoe again. She and I met at David’s show in Atlantic City in November. There’s a Starbuck’s across the street from Bookends. As the date approaches, we’ll finalize plans to meet there.


  88. SandyBeaches said

    The internet is definately the window to the world and the tweets tell us so much with a little deciphering!

    Bliss…I have always admired your ability to be so expressive when you write. I am not even able to think your thoughts let alone write about them. You speak so wonderfully well of David and that we enjoy and appreciate.



  89. Angelica said

    Djafan, congrats on the tweet and Bebe, hope he reads the article!

    There is a definite sense of excitement in the air! Can you feel it?



  90. djafan said

    Angelica!!!!!!!!!!!! Nice picture!!!!!!


  91. SandyBeaches said

    From that picture Angelica ‘I can hear it’…!!



  92. Shawna said

    Wow, Eman is sure being a tease on Twitter today!! Does he know who he is dealing with here?? Oh, wait, of course he does and that is why he is doing it, right?

    I wonder where David was this morning so early to be with those two little girls. Curious, is all. Seemed awfully early for him to tweet us today.

    Yea, I agree, there is excitement in the air. I can feel something is coming real soon!!!


  93. bebereader said

    Angelica: The look on the faces of the fans in that pic tells it all! Gee, I wonder if that’s the way we look when we see David. Yikes, I bet it is!!!


  94. blisskasden said

    SB, thank you. David has been so inspirational to so many people. It feels great to be one of the lucky ones. David may just be the most profound and influential teenaged thinker in human history, and , frankly, I can’t come up with who’s # 2.


  95. SandyBeaches said

    Bebe…no, no Bebe it is like the girl at the top, if not then they would have us in a ‘home’ by now.



  96. SandyBeaches said

    Bliss…Please keep giving us your thoughts and views. There will be occasions in the near future to write about, such as the book signing on June 1st. Many of us will not be there, so we will be waiting in the wings to hear the news.



  97. blisskasden said

    Angelica #89, when you look at that pic, it’s plain as day that David appeals to all ages, all genders, all races. David is the universal donor and the universal recipient.


  98. bebereader said

    Eman’s Bubble Tweet!!
    Listen to The Voice!!!

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  99. djafan said

    Bebe….I do think we all look like that, imagine the look on his face when we’re spazzing. At my VIP we were all sitting patiently waiting for David, when he walked in we all stood up and gave him a standing ovation, he was all smiles and said, “Awww thank you, but I haven’t done anything” he so lovable.


  100. djafan said

    Bebe…it sounds heavenly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  101. bebereader said

    If you’re going to the Orem, Utah book signing, please note the time change on the left sidebar. It’s now at 12:00 NOON!


  102. Patty-Ann said

    That bubbletweet of David’s humming is soooo beautiful & gorgeous. Is that a violin I hear at the end?

    What, no merry-go-round of that snippet, yet! lol


  103. bebereader said

    djafan#99 Loved your VIP story!

    “….when he walked in we all stood up and gave him a standing ovation, he was all smiles and said, “Awww thank you, but I haven’t done anything”

    haha David, but you DID do something. You entered the room!!!


  104. djafan said

    Marciami… (ssssh…we won’t tell)


  105. djafan said

    COS Buzz from CNN…Please leave a comment…



  106. pabuckie said

    From Associated Content:


  107. djafan said

    Here’s what’s written from Associated Content….

    David Archuleta’s Single – Please! Please! Release It!

    Published May 19, 2010 by:
    Pamela Pike

    New Single Release

    We’re so excited about David Archuleta’s new single and new album of songs and extremely impatient waiting to hear them. How much longer? Two more weeks, or two weeks less to wait, could we get something, the tract list, picture of the cover maybe.

    I wake up in the middle of the night and smile, skipping around the office during the day and sometimes humming as the excitement begins to swell with anticipation. That fateful Tuesday when his album will be released and the world hears his inner most thoughts in song and the certain series of events his fanatic fans will take part in to finding every last detail about the new tracks.

    The true test of David’s new album is the inescapable leaked music. Will it be out there, will we all exercise self control and not download those precious tunes?

    Some of the magic is lost if we download. I’m going to take part in the delight of ripping that annoying plastic from the CD case, then digging my nails into that sticker seal stuck to each case. It may not seem apparent but they really do want us to get it open.

    Of course there will be some of you that just download from iTunes or But the true music consumer wants that hard copy so they can physically hold on to something solid just in case your ipod explodes or your computer comes down with that unexpected virus.

    We won’t even get the car door closed before we have it inserted into the player and counting the mega-seconds before the #1 track appears on the screen. But wait, I am ahead of myself, we first need the single so we can all discuss how great it is and can’t wait for the entire CD.

    Please Mr. Jive Label put us out of our misery!


  108. djafan said

    Pamela Pike is feeling our pain…lol


  109. emmegirl said

    That snippet! OMG! That song is a gonna be a kiiilllleeeerr!! It is gonna take our hearts and break them into a million tiny pieces!


  110. betsy said

    Just read the fine print at the bottom of the CNN post.

    “I was harder on myself than the judges ever were. I thought I’d be lucky if there was one person out there watching on tv who might be affected in some tiny way by my singing. If I could accomplish only that, I’ve done my job.”

    He is nothing but good.
    Am controlling the spazzing here (it could get pretty bad and I’ve already deleted a lot!)

    I just really love him.


  111. bluesky said

    Been swamped with work and just want you all to know that I love this place. Thanks for the great article, SB, the pics and all the fun comments. You guys are so fun!!


    Sorry, you are a dear, but I can’t take anymore Mr. Eman. I am stuffed and full and over-the-top and almost numb. NO MORE HINTS!!! I am out. of. MATCHES!!! (re: “Little Match Girl”) I will gently float away to some imaginary future place where it all exists and just leave traces of my computer keyboard behind. I will expire where I am, I think.

    “Hello, bluesky? Are you ready to go downtown to the bookstore?” … “Uh, bluesky?”… “Heeeellllllloooooo…” “Sounds like no one is home.”

    (Boy, they don’t know how right they are!)


    (I just realized that I often write as though I am talking to someone who is not there. ‘Nuff said. *_*)


  112. Tawna21 said

    bliss– “David may just be the most profound and influential teenaged thinker in human history, and , frankly, I can’t come up with who’s # 2.”

    You are so right with this comment.

    Totally off topic (kind of relates to bliss’ comment above)–after watching Miley Cyrus on DWTS last night (my cousin’s wife danced with the UVU dance team), and Justin Bieber on AI tonite (for some reason I’ve become interested in the outcome of AI9), I am sooooo ready for The Voice to release some music I can’t stand it. I just can’t believe the “music” that is out there. Enough of this.

    David, puhleeezzzeee, we need some music!!!



  113. djafan said

    Tina, who works in a library ordered the book to put on shelf. The book arrived today.

    “Before there was music or singing, before there was faith, before there was anything that ever mattered to me deeply, there was always my family.”

    This is going to be some book.

    The other thing happening is BarnesnNoble is shipping out the book! One person received it today!
    Some people have ordered it online and it’s shipping out tomorrow.


  114. Tawna21 said

    dja, so how come if B&N can ship the books out, why is Amazon waiting until June 1—not fair IMHO! Maybe I’ll cancel Amazon and re-order B&N


  115. Abrra said

    Are you referring to Juan who posted at FOD? Perhaps his David art was used in the book and they sent him a copy? He does a lot of posters and cover art for songs using David’s pictures.

    Just a hunch.



  116. djafan said


    I asked him….he said he ordered online from Barnes and Noble and received it today.


  117. pabuckie said

    Just letting you guys know another person called B&N TODAY and is getting express shipment on the book and will have it in a couple of days and it seems like B&N is $10 cheaper than Bookends.


  118. Angelica said

    Phone number to Barnes&Noble. I plan to call them tomorrow.

    1-800-THE-BOOK (1-800-843-2665)1-877-886-5022.


  119. pabuckie said

    Angelica – Congrats on going to ALL the book signings. Are you also going to the concert in Rexburg? If so, NICE!!


  120. pabuckie said

    @idolsnow DAVID ARCHULETA signs his new book “Chords Of Strength” and performs at Deseret Books, Rexburg ID, June 17 at 6 PM.

    The original ad said he was performing at 7:30p.m.


  121. pabuckie said

    Wikipedia says next album title is PORTRAIT!


  122. pabuckie said

    He said this album will be more about HIM — so what better title than “PORTRAIT”. Yeah!!!!!!


  123. pabuckie said

    Still this hasn’t come from David himself so don’t want to get too excited YET.


  124. FG said

    OH sweeeet niblets of corn! I ordered this morning on and I just got an email that it is shipping TODAY!!! and I ordered express shipping gahgahgahgahgah *THUD*

    Betsy – I tweeted Rebecca but no reply yet – if you guys order today we can have our reading party early!!!


  125. pabuckie said

    FG! That is awesome! haha sweet niblets of corn. lol 🙂


  126. archiesfan4life said

    Hello all – I was away most of yesterday after I posted so thank you bebe for answering my question – I am really looking forward to meeting everyone.

    bliss #97 – I thought the same thing when I looked at that picture.


  127. Angelica said

    FG, that is awesome! I’m making the call this morning.

    “Portrait” Between his memoirs and this album, we certainly are going to get to know him better. Can we handle it? Yeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssss!!!!!!!


    “Angelica – Congrats on going to ALL the book signings. Are you also going to the concert in Rexburg? If so, NICE!!”

    Alas, no. I am actually going to NONE of the book signings. He is not coming anywhere near my locale. I thought someone would call me on it and laugh when they saw me going to ALL the signings. FAIL!

    If you thought it was true, then others must have thought so too. No, I am not some crazed fan who would actually dog David all over the country to be at every place he appeared.

    I thought it was pretty good joke. It’s disturbing that no one else did. Guess the joke’s on me. I’ll take my name off this morning.


  128. Pabuckie said

    Awwww….sorry…I didn’t look at it as BAD though….I actually thought One Lucky Lady!! But now that you point it out can you imagine David’s face if he saw you at every signing???? hahaha

    So naive I am…I thought WOW she can actually go to every signing?? That’s amazing! LOL


  129. bluesky said

    128 – Angelica

    I wish you could come to UT and go with me. It would give me courage.


  130. bluesky said

    The adult son of one of my best friends died unexpectedly a few days ago. I am just having a bit of trouble connecting. I feel the total goodness of life and am grateful. It is just difficult to think of being in a crowd. Even a very happy and loving crowd.

    Thanks for this place.


  131. djafan said

    Just put my order in!!!

    Barnes and Noble in the U.S. is shipping Chords of Strength!

    The Express Delivery (1 to 3 day shipping) is under $5 though.

    There is an online coupon code for 15% off online. It is Y8H7P3C. Snarkys has this code and it worked!


  132. djafan said

    Bluesky…so sorry…We’re here for you.


  133. munkmusic said

    Bluesky, I am so sorry to hear that. Take your time and you will feel better. I think you need COS.


  134. djafan said


    Product Description Chords of Strength: A Memoir of Soul, Song and the Power of Perseverance

    Expected Ship Date 05-20-2010


  135. djafan said

    COS is now #11 on B&N Bestsellers List!


  136. Angelica said


    So very sorry for the tragic loss of one so young. Wish I could be there for you but there will be “somebody out there” who cares. These are David fans, after all. And then there’s the man himself. I hope Chords of Strength will give you and your friend the strength you need.


  137. Angelica said

    It’s now #9 on B&N!!! Just ordered my copy which will ship in 1-3 days!! This is shaping up into a potentially very good weekend.


  138. SandyBeaches said

    You people are EXPENSIVE!!

    I have a signed book on order, but who knows when that will get to eastern Canada? So I have been reading all about Barnes & Noble of course and realizing that in just a few days there will be talk all over tht place about this quote and that aswesome picture taken by what’s her name? Then there will be revelations of different sorts and possibly incomplete tales trying not to tell all for the sake of others who are envious to the point of searching all over the net for anything at all…

    So I took out my credit card, looked on here…THANK YOU DJAFAN… for making it sooo easy!! Does Barnes & Noble have you people on commission?????

    Therefore and hence to…or whatever…I have a book to be in my little hands early next week because it is coming ‘EXPRESS’ without the pony. I am sure many will have it BEFORE then but we will see! To cover the frivolous cost I am cutting out pizza and whatever else on the weekend…Of course we have duties and extra taxes so my book will be quite ‘dear’ to me…



  139. Abrra said

    I have 2 books on order for June 1st. I can wait for those. I have been known to wait for the surprise!

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    Not enough pictures in this thread!

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  140. bebereader said

    Hello there!

    Djafan: Thanks for the tip-off! I just ordered my copy from Barnes & Nobles.

    Funny thing…When they asked for the title, I said, “Chords of Strength”. The operator heard it as “Cords of Shrimp”! hahaha Just thought I’d share that with you.

    One more thing….Snarkies is guessing the title of the single based on clues that Eman and others have given on twitter.

    With pabuckie’s mention of “PORTRAIT” as the possible title of David’s new cd and this clue from Eman…what do you think? 😉
    😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

    _ o_ _ _ _ i_


  141. FG said

    Bluesky – I am so sorry to hear that.

    Oh abs – I can’t wait to see his face singing again.


  142. SandyBeaches said

    Dear Abrra, my waiting days are behind me by a few decades, but then I don’t believe that I was ever very good at waiting except with my children and students…



  143. bebereader said

    {{{Bluesky}}} #130 I just read the thread and am so sorry. I hope you find strength in David’s words when you read his book.


  144. Shawna said

    #130 Bluesky, where do you live in Utah? I would love for you to meet up with us and go to the signings with us. You don’t need to go alone. I used to go alone to everything here in Utah, but I have found some wonderful fans here in Utah who are now my friends because I reached out on a blog. We really enjoy each other’s company and would love to have you join us! Please consider it and I am so sorry for your friend’s loss and for you as her friend. My prayers are with you and her.

    #140 Abs, those pictures just made my day. Thanks so much. You show me something new daily.


  145. bluesky said

    The man tweets: “Wow, the sky is so blue today! I can tell already that this day is going to be a good day.” and “Wow I don’t realize how chees Isound sometimes. I just like looking at the sky though haha. It’s constantly changing and cool.”


    Thanks, DA.


    PS I would love to go to the bookstore with you, Shawna. Just email me at bluesky4home@gmailcom


  146. munkmusic said

    COS has moved up to #4 at B and N! WOOT! YAY! and only 10 pre-signed books left! They are probably all gone by now! YAY! Go David Go!


  147. djafan said

    Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #974 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
    #1 in Books > Biographies & Memoirs > Arts & Literature > Composers & Musicians > Pop
    #1 in Books > Entertainment > Music > Musical Genres > Popular
    #1 in Books > Entertainment > Pop Culture > Music


  148. djafan said

    And just moved to #4 in Barnes and Noble.

    Great to see him doing so good in both.

    Bluesky (((hugs)))


  149. Abrra said

    Bluesky #146

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    Take heart when David tweets, it may be just for you. Remember what refnaf said in #65?

    “On the way home I explained that quite often David’s text are very helpful to me in my day to day…She commented that it was “strange but wonderful”!”



  150. xaris said

    Here’s another bubble tweet from Eman:


  151. xaris said

    Would any of you folks living in LA like to go to Eman’s studio and swat him for me, please?


  152. djafan said


    Thanks for the tweet!

    What’s interesting to me is that I follow Eman, Hodges, Claude and other writers David has collaborated with and I don’t see any tweeting of any other artists or their fans for that matter. This is a very unique situation for one unique young man.

    Loving it…

    Abrra thank you for those beautiful pictures!!!!!


  153. Angelica said


    That Bubbletweet..that was the most beautiful “yeah” I think I have ever heard. I have to keep playing it and playing it over and over. It feeeeeeels so goood.
    “Yeaah” Oh ma gosh. Intense.


  154. munkmusic said

    I think Eman, Mr. Hodges and Mr. Kelly are just so excited they can hardly take it…sound familiar?……They are sure having fun! Can’t wait until I can have that fun listening to DAvid too! LOL!


  155. Angelica said

    If you just keep clicking on the turning circle on the left, you can replay just the “yeah.”

    Abrra, is it doable to MGR a bubbletweet with just that word?


  156. munkmusic said

    I hope I am not talking to much but..there is another bubble tweet from Claude Kelly! It is hysterical! He is singing to Crush about the new music coming out! It made me laugh!


  157. djafan said

    Munkmusic…you don’t talk enough…lol

    Love to read what you have to say. 🙂


  158. djafan said

    That bubbletweet is hilarious!!!

    This tweet in response to Claude Kelly…


    @ClaudeKelly Did you ever think, out there in LA… When you tweet to us…You know we fans ain’t goin’ awayaay, aay-aay?


  159. munkmusic said

    #158 thanks! This has been a fun exciting day in Archuleta land! Claude Kelly and Eman are cracking me up!


  160. Abrra said

    I tried to make an mp3 from the last one. It didn’t work. I tried copy with real player then when i go to convert to .wmv it says “parsing error”.



  161. Angelica said

    LOL at Claude Kelly’s twitter page background!

    Thanks Abrra, I thought I remembered that not working before.

    Going back to rewind, the nano-snippet…yeaah.


  162. Angelica said

    Bringing this over from Jan, posted on Golden Archies.

    “I have my book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have my book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! In my hands…right now!!!!!!!! Since the B & N bookstore is farther away from me than Books a Million, I called B a M and told them that B & N was selling them already and wanted to know if they were. Of course they were!!! They wouldn’t miss a sale!!! So I drove the 4 miles in the rain, shaking and exciting to get it!!!! It is fabulous!! I wanted to sit in the parking lot and read it, haha, but decided to come on home. Wanted to tell you that if any of you have a bookstore around you, you can call them and reserve and go pick it up!!!!!!!!!!! NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!GO!!!!!!”


  163. xaris said

    Munkmusic, the bubble tweet from Claude Kelly was hysterical. Could I get a two-fer deal from someone and have him swatted, too? These guys are making me nuts.

    And has anyone thought of a really good excuse I can give my husband for the stack of books coming from B&N and Amazon?

    I think we are all toast when this CD comes out….

    Cheers to all!


  164. Marciami said

    Hi Abrra,
    Thanks so much for the new slideshow on the top – David and Friends. It is fun to see new and familiar pics of David – makes me “sigh” and go awwwwwwwww. Good to know that you are the “go to” person for pics – although I have saved more than I would ever, ever admit!!!!

    A zillion thanks for the delightful, fun, heart-warming, and exciting CD’s. I am on repeat. You have given me a gift that will bring me so much joy for days and months and years to come. What a generous and kind fan you are – we are all so lucky. I will put something in the mail tomorrow.

    Bebe – a ginormous thanks to you and Abrra for the I (heart) David charm thingy – it is on my purse and I have that “warm in my heart” (like hot chocolate with melted marshmallows) feel and smile on my face when I look at it – what a great idea. And of course, I ❤ David more than my words can express.


  165. Abrra said

    I waved my magic wand over the “parsing error”. I made a very rushed MGR. Is this what you wanted? I think Eman has a complex about wearing cartoon clothes. He noted to someone that he isn’t wearing a black tee shirt today.



  166. djafan said



  167. Abrra said

    You are most welcome!
    I am glad you got them and I know you will enjoy each one. He makes it new every time he sings.



  168. munkmusic said

    #164 Just tell him you are doing something for charity…helping those that are discouraged…bringing sunshine into someones life…..hahaha….

    I know….I have to come up with something too! LOL!


  169. Abrra said

    This one was in the menu below mine. I think Eman looks CRAZED! look for a quick pan to David at :24 ish



  170. bebereader said

    Marciami#170 You’re welcome. It makes me feel good that something that small can bring us so much joy. Your words meant a lot to me.

    Abrra#166 That’s the best ‘YEAH’ I have ever heard!

    Thank you!


  171. Angelica said

    Oh Abrra, thank you! “Yeah” is bea u ti ful!!

    LOL! Eman and his diabolical minions crack me up.


  172. GG_doorsfan said

    from idf – a guidelines list for fans attending the signing at the mall of america… please read!!


    Event Guidelines:
    1. You must have a Mall of America® issued wristband to enter the autograph line.

    2. A limited number of wristbands will be distributed in Sears Court starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday, June 5. To receive a wristband, you must have a copy of David Archuleta’s book “Chords of Strength”.

    3. Each person in your party must be present to receive a wristband. Wristbands are non-transferable. No exceptions.

    4. When you enter the autograph line, please remain in single file.

    5. You must stay in line to keep your place. You may leave the line to use the restroom or get food for a short period of time. One person in your party must stay in line at all times.

    6. If you choose to leave for an extended period of time, you must go to the end of the line when you return.

    7. People wearing wristbands that have been tampered or altered will not be allowed through the autograph line. No exceptions.

    8. No personalizations will be allowed.

    9. No photographs will be allowed.

    10. Your book must be purchased prior to meeting David Archuleta. Books will be available at Barnes & Noble (E118) or in Sears Court at 8 a.m


  173. emmegirl said

    and an epic “yeaah.” eeegads!!!

    Angelica, thanks for the tip on the swirly thing to the left on the bubbletweet…sweeet!


  174. refnaf said



  175. silverfox said

    Been really busy with “real life” the last couple of days again. I can see there has been much excitement & anticipation for THE BOOK. And some fans here in America have already received theirs! I’m really so happy there hasn’t been any more pages of THE BOOK leaked on the net. David’s fans are so respectful of him. 🙂

    BTW, David singing ONE NOTE on that bubble tweet…well how do you describe that little piece of heaven? I don’t know whether to thank you or smack you Abrra, for the MGR because it’s just making it even more difficult, for me anyway to continue to be ever so patient for David’s “Portrait In Music”. 😉

    Bluesky, I’m so sorry for the loss of your friend’s son. {{hugs}}


  176. pabuckie said

    Hi Everyone!

    Been a long hard day for me today. Happy for everyone who is getting the book early. I will wait for my from Book-ends!

    “Yeah” – one word sung in a bubbletweet and it has put me over the edge! It is mind-boggling that this 19 year old can sing one word and do this to all of us.

    Addicted! — This video is perfect for tonight. Saw it just now on YouTube.

    Goodnight everyone!

    Abs thanks for the MGR! 🙂


  177. angelofdja said

    I never knew I loved the word “yeah”! 🙂
    (I’m going to be a puddle of goo when I finally get this CD in my hands!)


  178. angelofdja said

    My thoughts and prayers are with you, your friend and her family.


  179. silverfox said

    ****sigh**** Just listened again to David’s one note “masterpiece” again!

    Pabuckie, it is indeed mind-boggling!

    Have to say, the “guidelines” in place for the MOA book signing look very strict. But it’s good they are anticipating a huge crowd and will be ready for a smooth book signing. 😀

    David, hope you have a very 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!

    Sweet Dreams to all!


  180. blisskasden said

    I would like to make a humble plea to all the lucky folks that will be receiving their book before the rest of us poor slobs who have to wait until at least June 1. Please refrain from sharing any line, passage, or punctuation mark before the huddled masses get their copy. I feel the same way about snippets from songs, but this is much worse. The book is a private conversation David is having with each individual reader, and to take his thoughts out of context is not, IMHO, a good thing.

    I realize that there might be some people who are chomping at the bit to get a preview, but I , for one, would prefer to wait.

    End of plea.


  181. munkmusic said

    #181 Bliss, AMEN!


  182. silverfox said

    Bliss, Thank you! Agree 110%. I know David would be very disappointed as well if that happens.

    I know we have all been so anxious for THE BOOK, but how sweet it would have been if NOT one book had been released until the Official Release date of June 1st. JMHO.

    Good night now!


  183. SandyBeaches said

    Bliss, not only will some receive their books on June 1st but many will be receiving their books at the scheduled book signings up until June 17 th. People perhaps can wait an appropriate time to allow most fans to have received their books not only from the book signings but also from Amazon.

    Actually, the books are out in the public around the world enough now that there could be partial reprints of chapters or paragraphs, but I believe that people have the idea to let Santa bring their present and not spoil it for anyone.

    I don’t believe that any of us want to hear about the contents early and we will surely do the same for everyone else…at least it looks that way now. Book talk has been nil (as far as I have noticed) since the two pages were printed…



  184. SandyBeaches said

    This is what I am going to say when the ‘Book’ arrives…

    Hey, the sky was blue today, I knew that it was going to be a good day. I received David’s book by the UPS guy! I love it!



  185. blisskasden said

    Thanks for the support. I’m having this fantasy of riding the subway at rush hour and everyone is sitting or standing with their faces buried in David’s book, and you can hear a pin drop.

    Another random thought… Has anyone ever won a Pulitzer Prize for Literature and a Grammy? Leave it to David to pull that off before he’s 21.


  186. emmegirl said

    Bliss, “Has anyone ever won a Pulitzer Prize for Literature and a Grammy?” …lol, I love how your mind works!


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