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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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The First Time Ever I Saw His Face

Posted by emilyluvsarchie on Monday, June 28, 2010

I’m on the bus..heading home from school…and I get a text from my mother.  All it says is “It’s here!”  There is no way in heaven’s name that THE BOOK, DAVID’S BOOK, is at my house.  I then begin receiving picture messages from my sister and father taunting me.  Pictures of the book…pictures of them touching  MY BOOK!  Yes.  Other people touching my book.  People who are not me.  Touching my newest, most prized possession, befoooooore me!  And let the flailing begin.  But, you see, I’m on a school bus.  With a large number of my fellow classmates…a freak attack such as this one might be some type of humiliation to most teens… and might possibly be alarming to others.  Two and a half years ago it would’ve been… but now, as long as, “oh it’s just that blonde girl freaking out over that singer she loves,” its all good.  I’m known for it now…

So after about the longest thirty minute bus ride of my life, I finally get home ..I burst through the door…And there it sits, sooo beautiful…soo unreal.  Now seriously people you all know that feeling, we all felt it the first time we saw it.  Now, I’ve never been a mother seeing as I’m only 15, but my mom (also an avid David fan) is obviously a mother, and I’m pretty sure her eyes were glimmering a bit more than they did the first time she saw me (her first born) but hey it’s all good..It’s David Archuleta for Pete’s sake!  She held it out to me, like that monkey guy did with Simba on top of that rock in the Lion King movie and says “There’s pictuuuuuuures!”…So being the impatient picture loving me that I am, I grabbed up that baby and started flipping through the pages to find these pictures.  The first one I saw was of an adorable little baby Davey, and I went through them one by one “awwwwwing” at every single picture…until I see one that’s very familiar..I mean very, very familiar…how familiar you may ask?  Well ,this picture was soo familiar I knew exactly when and where it was from…It was from the very first time a certain “blonde girl” saw a certain “singer she loves” and boooooooy did it bring back the memories…

Photo by Emily

“Mom, come here! You’ve got to see this!”….”  And that moment right there was “The Beginning”…for me at least.  Following David extensively everyday, through AI Season 7, he totally ruined my whole laid back, sweet, little Emily reputation.  I constantly was either freaking out over the newest “sweetest most adorable most amazing thing ever” David had done or in someone’s face for “not getting him.”  My friends quickly began to realize they were doomed, when I started referring to them as “flesh friends” due to my newly found “e-family” of David fans.  They learned it was either sink or swim with me now.  You either loved “my man” or you didn’t, and the second of the two would have to be changing.

Photo by Emily. When it first appeared I loved it so much I played around a bit with the design on his shirt and the background. Angelica

I had always been the type of person who ALWAYs just agreed with everyone.  Speaking my mind just wasn’t something I ever did..EVER.  But that quickly changed.  I would never ever ever let anyone dis my Mr. Archuleta.  I mean who did they think they were?  Pshh, just because they’re my best friend, or teacher, or…principal doesn’t mean I can’t yell at them a little if I disagree!  Fast forward toward the end of the AI season.  First of all, I had never had the slightest interest in the American Idol Tour that came to my town yearly….that was until now.  I remember screaming my head off in the middle of my homeroom when my mom texted me and told me we had tickets to see David…for real…singing….live…in the flesh…Mr. David James Archuleta…On stage…in the same room as me…breathing  the same air as me.  It was unreal.

OMGOSHH TOUR! David Archuleta for real LIVE.  What?!?!  The thought just killed me.  My first concert was Columbus, Ohio.  We booked our hotel way early, I spent every last second on fan chats, and that day coming closer and closer was all I talked, texted or thought about.  Ya’ll know the drill…drive for hours and hours…stay the night…get to the venue around eight in the morning and camp out the entire day.  Well, I had heard horror stories from other fans of the heat, the exhaustion, the dehydration, and the starvation, so we came… my entire family…all five of us “completely prepared”… or so we thought.  We had no idea of the “hecticness” of that first AMAZING moment.  When you start hearing screams of, “There’s a bus! Is that the bus?!  Oh my gosh, it’s THE BUS!!”  Nerves completely take over.  I became a shaky mess, awkwardly trying to rip my camera from its case, checking the battery life for the tenth and last time.  Then, more screams erupt..And here come the idols!  I realized how excited I got to see every single one of them as they walk up.  Even the ones I particularly disliked during the season got me excited.  But everyone knows the only thing that’s going on in my little head is “Oh My Gosh, I wonder where David is?!  I hope he comes out!  I hope he’s not on vocal rest!  I wonder what he’s wearing?!  Aw I wonder if he’s still in the bus?!”  Oh look there’s Jason!  He’s David friend!  Hi Jason (((HUGS)))  Eww, your dreads are scratchy! (it still beats me how he can stand those touching his face) and one by one the idols all come out, signing, smiling, laughing with fans, rushing somewhat, and I am getting more and more nervous.

Then, all of a sudden I hear screams…but not just any screams…these screams were special.  These screams were screeching a name…A very familiar name.  And I think we all know what that name was.  It was possibly the most terrifying noise I’ve ever heard.  Everything started moving a hundred miles an hour and before I knew it THIS….

Wondering which “DAVID DAVID DAVID” it was, my family stood there staring at the top of the stairs the idols were coming up…Then, dark dark slightly spiked hair.  That beautiful blackish perfect hair.  That wonderfully amazing  hair popped up from the stairs, and my body went numb. It…was…david…archuleta…THE David Archuleta.  David. James. Archuleta.  The one, the only, the man, the legend, THE DAVID!!  My David!  Our David.  He was happily boppin up the stairs with a black sharpie in his left hand and a water bottle in his right.  He waved with the sharpie occupied hand, and said “HEYY” (And yes, I know you can all hear his “HEEYY!!” in your head right now and you’re sitting there smiling because you know exactly what I’m talking about.)  And within the span of 10 seconds, David Archuleta, my hero, is standing just feet away from me.

Which brings me back full circle to a certain book and seeing a certain very familiar picture from the first time a certain blonde girl saw a certain singer she loves…the exact moment in fact when I first saw him in person.   I could not believe that pic…my pic, was chosen for his book!  🙂

Photo by Emily published in Chords of Strength

Stay tuned for the next installment…

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233 Responses to “The First Time Ever I Saw His Face”

  1. janey said

    emilyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy, I adore you with all my heart ♥

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  2. emilyluvsarchie said

    Janeyyyyy, I adore you right back!!!!! We MUST meet up at another concert! MUST!

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  3. Abrra said

    Oh Emily! I am so proud to know such an accomplished teenager. You did a great job on this article. Videographer, photojournalist and author!

    Abrra

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  4. janey said

    Abrra, she is multi-talented, did i mention i adore her?

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  5. janey said

    emilyyyy, MUST indeed! The sooner the better!!!!

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  6. emilyluvsarchie said

    Abrra, Thanks, that’s sweet of you to say. I was a bit nervous about this actually, I usually just write for school, or you tube, haha!

    Janey, I’m blushing.

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  7. Tina said

    Beautiful write-up, Emily!! I can’t wait to read the next part…

    We’ll always be connected by Rockford — even though we never met there. Like two ships passing in the night lol.

    You take fabulous pictures to go along with the epic vids! :)))

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  8. great article – love your emotionally seized moments that come across in everything you pen. Have always wanted to thank you for your generosity in sharing so much of your experiences. They were special.

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  9. Pabuckie said

    Emily!! Awwww I LOVED your story! 🙂
    So exciting and heartfelt and to see your pic in the BOOK!!!
    Btw, I love that pic too! I know the feeling…once he captures your heart & soul there is no turning back! haha

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  10. I said

    Emily! Love…Thanks

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  11. TOfan said

    ♥♥♥Emily♥♥♥
    LOVE your story, cannot wait for Part 2!!!! Picturing your mom holding out the book to you like Simba from the Lion King, LOLOLOL, too perfect!

    Congrats on your picture being chosen for COS, what a treasure you will have always! I’ll have to bring the book with me on David’s next tour so you can sign it!!! 🙂 🙂

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  12. Sharon said

    Hi Emily!!! Oh I loved your story Emily! You held me hostage word by word retelling your experience!! What a great writer you are, and one of the most loving, caring fan ever!!! Your sweet story is felt by all of us…even those much older than you yourself honey!! I am so glad that your picture was chosen for the book, as that memory of first seeing David in person will forever be in your heart!!! ODD is just the best disorder in the world!! We are so blessed to have it! I cannot wait to hear your next installment….hurry hurry!!! 🙂

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  13. Lorna said

    Emily,
    You tell a wonderful story and I’m looking forward to your next installment!

    Congrats on your picture being in COS… what an honor!

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  14. bebereader said

    Emily: Your article is like a favorite book that I don’t want to end. You take us back with you to that glorious day when you first set eyes on David; I can feel the excitement in your words!

    Kudos to you for having your picture chosen for “Chords of Strength”. It’s AWESOME!

    You have mad skills as a photographer, videographer and writer. Keep it up! The fandom is waiting for your next installment!

    Abrra: Bee-you-tee-ful slide show!

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  15. emifriend said

    Congratulations Emily! You are published! I am very impressed with your writing and visual images. There is a career there for you if you want it. I Loved your story– I have not met David yet, but now I understand it all a little bit better. Thanks for inviting us on your journey and telling your story so well. I did “hear the ‘Hey'” and smile, just like you said. Your family sounds like a lot of fun too. As we say in the South: You done good!

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  16. bebereader said

    David has been nominated for two Teen Choice Awards!

    1) American Idol Alum
    2) Most Fanatic Fans (ahem)

    According to ainow.com, David will make an appearance on the 2010 Teen Choice Awards show on Monday, August 9, 8-10PM EST on Fox.

    “It was also announced today that David Archuleta will be appearing during the program. Archuleta will release a new single in July. Also set to appear is Kristen Bell, John Cena, Miranda Cosgrove, Zac Efron, Victoria Justice, Jim Parsons and Shailene Woodley.”

    If you’re between the ages of 13-19 you can vote for the TCA which honor the “hottest teen icons in film, television, music, sports and fashion…”

    To vote: http://www.teenchoiceawards.com/

    http://www.ainow.org/index.php/top-stories/2943-more-idols-nominated-for-teen-choice-awards

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  17. emilyluvsarchie said

    Abrra, I just saw the new slide show. You’re amazing!

    Tina, Thanks, wasn’t Rockford magical? Wish we had met- next time? ( Are you listening David, we need many, many next times!)

    Fandaforeverti48, You are so welcome, everything around David seems to be emotion-filled, doesn’t it?

    Pabuckie, Thanks, you’re right- thank goodness- there is no turning back. And yeah, I couldn’t believe it when I saw some of my pics in there!

    I- Awww, You’re welcome!

    Tofan, I’m lucky to have a mom who “gets” David too! 🙂

    Sharon, How sweet, thanks!

    Lorna, Thanks so much!

    Bebereader, Thanks! That was one of the most exciting moments I’ve had, for sure!

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  18. Pattirae said

    I’ve been on vacation for the past week and the minute I returned home I ran to the computer to see everything I had missed from “The Voice” and just grinned from ear to ear to read Emily’s story and view some of my very favorite pictures of David. I’m sure that everyone here felt the same thing reading Emily’s account—-pure joy and jubilation. We have all experienced what she is describing and it binds us all together as one “family” in love, admiration, and happiness for David.

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  19. emilyluvsarchie said

    Emifriend, Thanks, because I wasn’t sure anyone would be able to follow my story, I tried to explain what I felt and thought. I should have known David fans would understand! And I hope you have the chance to meet David soon. You are right, my family is a little crazy, but fun! We all love David, that makes this ODD easier!

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  20. Ly said

    WWWOOOOWWWW!!!!! Emily, you REALLY should be an author 😀 !! I mean, really!! I’m a BIG David fan and I’ve never seen him in person but you know what, you got me excited along the story, it was like I was meeting David myself lol :D. And you’ve spoken out everything we would think of if we met David. And the way you tell the story is VERY humorous, I laughed a lot haha!!!! This really made my day 😀

    Oh and btw, is your Twitter @emilyluvsarchie?? If it is, I’m already following you :), my twitter is @LyLuvMusic, please follow back :). Thanks!!

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  21. YJfanofdavid said

    Emily, Running into you and your family seems to have become an inherent part of my David experience — Cleveland (twice!), Pittsburgh, Ann Arbor. Seeing you here brings back all those fond memories. Your are David’s teen-fan extraordinaire, an all-in-one photographer/videographer/writer/good-will ambassador for David. We are so proud of you!

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  22. emilyluvsarchie said

    Ly, Thanks a bunch! I hope you meet David soon. and yes, my twitter is emilyluvsarchie.

    YJ, We love running into you at David events, I hope we have some soon! and thanks!

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  23. archiesfan4life said

    Emily – what a great writer you are – I “loved” your story! You sound like you have an amazing family too – right there with you. I can’t wait for the next installment.

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  24. Angelica said

    Emily,

    I am so proud of you and impressed with your mad skilz I could squeeze your head off and dangle it from my rear view mirror! I can not believe at just 15 you are able to write with such immediate emotion that you effortlessly pull the reader into your world. We all have that memory of the first time we met David. You took me back to that time and I felt it all again, the joy, the nerves, the anticipation….and then the first time he walks out and he’s RIGHT THERE. I heard him say “Hey!” when you wrote that and of course, I was smiling. 🙂 You have such a wonderful ability to grab the reader by the arm and rush them headlong with you every step of the way. Please keep writing and taking pictures and videos. I knew you made videos but I had no ideas those pictures, some of my most favorite photos of him during the AI tour, were by you. You are an extraordinary young woman and we are so pleased and blessed to be able to showcase your gifts here on The Voice. Thanks for accepting the invite to write for us. Can’t wait for more!

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  25. Marylee said

    “It…was…david…archuleta…THE David Archuleta. David. James. Archuleta. The one, the only, the man, the legend, THE DAVID!! My David! Our David”.

    Emily, I smiled through your entire story.. can’t wait for your next installment..you’re a sweetheart! 🙂

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  26. dakgal said

    Emily— What a darling article–your excitement on each occasion you described is palpable. What a fun,to be around,15 year old you must be. You had me jumping up and down with you!

    Abbra — that slide show is to die for- great pictures – I would like to save it–but don’t know how to unless it’s put on you-tube.

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  27. Suzy-Q said

    Emily, This is the most fun article that I have ever read concerning David. It was a “feel good” article. I smiled the whole time and even got excited for you. WOW!!! Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent of words and photography with us.

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  28. Fiona said

    Wow, you are all so talented here! Love the article, Emily, you sound like a really nice girl! And Abrra, your slideshow!!! Love it! 🙂

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  29. emilyluvsarchie said

    Archiesfan4life, thanks. My family is great, as a matter of fact my brother , Nick (he’s 9), just asked me to tell you his new “double-bladed General Grievous light saber” was just delivered. He is currently battling me.
    I think I need to arm myself!

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  30. blisskasden said

    Emily, what a warm, witty, and thoroughly enjoyable article this is. Not only can you take great concert videos that we all love and crave, you are a great writer, too. If anyone deserves to have their picture in David’s book, it’s you. I really hope to get to meet you at an event in the coming months. You are one of David’s younger fans, and I am one of his, ahem, “mature” fans, but in the magical world of David Archuleta, we are both the same. Thanks again for sharing your feelings and experiences with us.

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  31. Collegemom said

    Emily – thank you so so much for allowing us to share your experience and taking me back to my first “live”, face-to-face with David at the San Jose,ca tour show. Your pictures and videos are among my very favorites and David is lucky to have you as his dedicated, hard-working fan! Keep writing! Keep taking those great pictures and videos but most of all do whatever you love doing most because your love and joy shine through and we are the beneficiaries!

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  32. djafan said

    Emily, You have done a great job capturing the emotions and excitement of being in the presence of David Archuleta. I was at the edge of my seat, saying yes, and yes! I relived my first, actually all the David meetings reading your words. Your writing skills are impressive. I can’t wait for the next installment and for future emily videos and now we find out picture’s too! You are one gifted young lady. Congratulation’s on having your picture chosen for COS, they picked one of the best.

    Abrra…The slideshow is just amazing!

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  33. emilyluvsarchie said

    Angelica, I love how almost all David fans have such similar experiences when seeing or meeting him. The effect he has on people is remarkable to me. I have friends who are huge, obsessive fans of other artists, but none have the experiences I have had. Some have attended David concerts with me and are in awe of his fans and the tight community we have formed. They always talk about how nice and happy everyone is! It sure takes a special artist to attract such special people to him!

    Thanks for inviting me to write here and step out of my comfort zone!

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  34. emilyluvsarchie said

    Marylee, I’m glad you smiled!

    Dakgal, Thanks ( nice avi!)

    Suzy-Q, You’re welcome!

    Fiona, Awww, thanks!

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  35. munkmusic said

    I know this is off topic but do you guys know that David’s new single is going to be previewed today view mobile phone club? It was announced by JIVE on twitter and everyone is going crazy! I am sure it won’t be the whole thing. But we will get to hear some of it! YAY!!!!!

    Thanks for sharing all of your experiences meeting David. He is one of a kind!

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  36. emilyluvsarchie said

    Bliss, I’m glad you’re here, you’re such a great supporter of David and I’ve always appreciated that. It would be great to meet up at a concert SOON ( David are you listening?)You are right, there is no such thing as “age” among David fans

    Collegemom, Thanks sooo much!

    DjaFan, Isn’t that excitement amazing? I’m always a nervous wreck waiting for David, then calm talking to him, then I spazz all over the place when he is gone. He’s something else!

    Munkmusic, Preview? Ahhhhhh!

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  37. djafan said

    Munkmusic…Preview?!

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  38. Shawna said

    Emily, this is absolutely a fabulous article. I just love it. I can hardly wait for the second installment. I have loved reading the little excerpts you write with each of the video’s you post on YouTube of David. They are so hillarious. I love it when I see your tag on the bottom of any videos that come out cause I love to read what you have to say about the experience. You really have a natural talent here, girl. Maybe someday you will be a New York Times best selling author too! It is so fun to read your comments here at “The Voice” too. So nice to have a teenager’s ODD amongst us. You are really special. Thanks tons for all you do. By the way, I am jealous that your whole awesome family gets David. Not one of mine does, but thankfully I have all my David friends, online and in real life to keep me happy. And they all do an awesome job of doing that.

    Abs,the slide show-gahhhhhhhhhh!! You are slowly trying to kill us, aren’t you?
    By the way, my iphone is all updated. Are you proud of me now? I just need to stay on top of it now.

    Munkmusic, I remember somewhere that David himself said we had something to look forward to with the mobile phone thing. Can hardly wait! Spazzing here!

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  39. sweetonDA said

    Emily, I just knew this article was from you the moment I started reading it on my ipod last night. I had to scroll back up and make sure, then I had to go in and read it again in BIG print on my computer. You are just so much fun to read! You have so much zest for life and such a love for David. Can I adopt you as my niece? I have niece’s your age who can’t understand my love for this amazing young man. I would love to have someone like you to go to the concerts with. That would be so much fun!! I can’t wait for the next installment to this, but while I’m waiting I just had to go back and read your wonderful commentary on all your videos…they’re just so much fun! Oh my, I’ve said that three times…oh well, David says “so much fun” all the time so I will too. 😉

    djafan, are you going to the Las Vegas book signing? I think I’ll go.

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  40. embe said

    Hey Emily. You have composed such a cute, joyful article. Your writing is really effortless to read and as a Finnish fan that has never been anywhere NEAR David, your words took me to that place of seeing him live, being in his presence and the wonderful joy and serenity it can bring you. Thank you 🙂

    (BTW, I’m MojoPlant on IDF.)

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  41. bebereader said

    DAVID ARCHULETA: NOT THE ‘IDOL,’ BUT DEFINITELY NOT IDLE

    “It has been two years since David Archuleta was a runner up on American Idol, losing out to David Cook. But unlike even those who have won American Idol, such as Taylor Hicks and Ruben Studdard, and other runner ups such as Justin Guarini and Bo Bice, Archuleta has found much success since he was on Idol.

    We caught up with Archuleta, who told us what life has been like for him since he was on American Idol.”

    Click to hear short interview with David.

    http://foxallaccess.blogs.fox.com/2010/06/28/david-archuleta-not-the-idol-but-definetly-not-idle/

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  42. Abrra said

    It’s nice to come home from a long day and see all the support for Emily. It’s always fun to have your words published and praised so highly, right Emily? 🙂

    Thank you for appreciating the slide shows. I get so much pleasure hunting for a song to compliment the main article. I listened to the song titled in this article and decided it was TOO (fill in the blank). “For the First Time” is perfect! I just watched it and the pictures didn’t “fire” how I intended ( I freaked! ) Then I watched it again and it seems to tell the story I intended. So if anyone really liked it, the 2nd time around it hits the right picture on the right word. I am soooo OCD about this stuff. /sigh

    Dak
    You can always save the link to the slideshow in your bookmarks. It will always be there.

    You know what? Not enough pictures in this thread!!!! Some of my favorite pics and .gif’s

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

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    ok I am done!

    Abrra

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  43. River said

    Emily I just loved this. I smiled all the way through it. Congrats on your photo being used & I look forward to the next chapter.So well done. I’ll always remember my first Archugaze lock on moment. Time & my heart stopped at the same time. I’ve never seen a look like that. result??? Dumbstruck like everyone else. I’ve gotten a little better now but it’s never quite what you really want to say. At least for me. thank goodness for ARchufans to share with. Right Bliss?

    Abrra- I had not seen the popscicle shot. where’s that from?

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  44. blisskasden said

    River, you’ve got that right. Hope all is well with you.

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  45. bebereader said

    Just heard a snippet of “Something ‘Bout Love” from David’s mobile phone. It’s A M A Z I N G!!!

    Totally spazzing!!!

    DKFO;ADFJUEOKA’GKJK

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  46. stenocruiser said

    The song sounds so good !! The DJ was right saying it’s better even than the other three combined. Gosh, have to listen again.

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  47. djafan said

    HERE IT IS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    http://www.twitvid.com/ZD5X6

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  48. djafan said

    CALL HERE FOR THE SONG!

    Single preview on teh hotline
    801-386-8196

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  49. blisskasden said

    Just heard the snippet-it sounds great. Very catchy and radio friendly. I’;m not a big fan of snippets, but this one sounded really good.

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  50. djafan said

    ON YOUTUBE NOW!!!!!

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  51. Abrra said

    #43
    River
    He was eating an orange wedge in his dressing room. It was clipped from a video by a TV news station when he was in Wisconsin on his solo tour. Recall the “frozen” lake that he was so excited to see? It’s from that piece.

    Abrra

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  52. djafan said

    from Sarah on Snarky’s!

    Something ‘Bout Love

    Every night it’s all the same
    You’re frozen by the phone
    You wait for somethings changed
    You blame yourself everyday
    You do it again
    Every night

    There’s something bout love
    That breaks your heart
    Whoa oh oh oh
    It sets you free

    There’s something ’bout love
    That sets you up
    Whoa oh oh oh
    If you believe
    When the world starts (?)
    It’ll bring you to your knees
    There’s something ’bout love that breaks your heart..

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  53. djafan said

    ANOTHER YOUTUBE!!!

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  54. ascphil said

    MJ’sBigBlog has a better mp3 of the preview:
    http://mjsbigblog.com/david-archuleta-%e2%80%9csomething-%e2%80%98bout-love%e2%80%9d-preview-his-new-single.htm

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  55. djafan said

    THANK YOU ASCPHIL!!!!

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  56. ascphil said

    My pleasure, Djafan! =D

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  57. ascphil said

    My pleasure, Djafan!!! XD

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  58. djafan said

    Photobucket

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  59. SandyBeaches said

    Wow, this is exciting. First Emily’s article is exciting and was so much fun and more on that later because I have more to tell about it!

    I was in a restaurant with my two daughters when the text came through and I listened to the snippet. By the time I finished listening to it my youngset daughter had it on her phone and now my daughter has taken over… I guess it looks like a lot of fun to follow David and his music.

    Well, I think that he really likes it even though we just have the snippet. I think that it will be fantastic and wait until he sings it on stage…

    Thanks Abrra for the timely pictures to accompany the surprise from David…

    SB

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  60. Pabuckie said

    Another good audio from direct from someone’s phone!

    http://2.recordertheapp.com/93223be6071f0104db97/

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  61. Pabuckie said

    Is it when the world shines down like a ray?

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  62. bebereader said

    ******14 more days!!!******

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  63. emilyluvsarchie said

    Shawna, Thanks for the kind words. I know how fortunate I am to have a family that supports David!

    Aunt SweetonDA, of course you can adopt me! I need an ODD aunt, I don’t have one of those!

    Embe, Thanks, and you must meet David soon. I really hope your US trip works out. 🙂

    Abrra, Yes, it is very nice, there are so many great people here!

    River, I’m glad it made you smile! My mom has a poster in her classroom that says ” A day without laughter is a day wasted!” I love that.

    And I love, love, love “Something ‘Bout Love” and so do my friends, even the non-ODD afflicted ones! Yesss!

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  64. Pabuckie said

    a couple of more good suggestions:

    when the world shines down like rain or when the world is spillin’ rain

    or

    when the world turns still & gray. Got them all from twitter.

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  65. Angelica said

    Well, well, well…isn’t it a good day in Archuletaville? Love the new song snippet! Nice beat, easy to dance to. I’m gonna give it a 10! I am practicing in my chair bouncing to it at the next concert tour or imagining blasting it on my car stereo..very catcheh! Kinda loving the way his voice goes all deep and edgy on “evveerry night.” Hate that it stops. I want it ALL!!

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  66. emmegirl said

    Emily, what to say – you have got it goin’ on girl! Multi-talent, wit and sweetness all rolled into one! Great article, and really looking forward to future articles! (And what a wonderful, supportive family you have!)

    Something ‘Bout Love, love it! Great beat, catchy, can’t wait to hear the rest! And I like the “lyrics,” the yin and the yang of love. And I bet it has a killer bridge!

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  67. bebereader said

    Found this on IDF…a review of the full song, from someone who works at a radio station:

    “it was a really big deal for me to even listen because while it isn’t “against the law” per se, it isn’t something that really should be talked about i mean no one would get in trouble if Jive or whoever found out I heard it, but they don’t really want people hearing it yet but yeah, I am too excited and I’m talking about it I was able to go into a room and listen. I couldn’t bring anything in my pockets (no phone, etc), no pen/paper (for writing lyrics), just in the room for 1 listen and out right after. there was even a security guy by the door The room is where contest winners or the workers at the station get a chance to preview music early and you have to follow all the rules closely. Not sure if what we got was a radio edit or the full album version but it seemed like the length was a pretty standard song. Not too long, not too short or anything. The preview you heard is basically the song, there really isn’t anything more to describe about it. It is a great dancy summery vibed song, and my program director REALLY enjoyed it. We played “Crush”, but not as much as other stations, and from the likes of it, my program director is really interested in playing the full thing on the air as soon as possible. He is pretty convinced it will be a big hit, and so am I. There is a REALLY awesome bridge in the song that is (at least based off one listen…maybe I am just really excited lol) maybe some of the best vocal work I’ve heard from David. It is simple, yet powerful. I can’t wait to listen to it again!!! I really don’t even remember much of the lyrics..it all went by so fast and I was so excited to be able to hear it. I really don’t have anything else to say about it other than it really is amazing! I would shocked if it wasn’t a hit.”

    http://idolforums.com/index.php?showtopic=653152

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  68. emmegirl said

    bebeeeeeeeee! WOW! Too much! Thanks for bringing that over!
    This is so exciting. I bet he can’t wait!!

    Here is a link to an mp3 with pretty good audio:

    http://2.recordertheapp.com/93223be6071f0104db97/

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  69. SandyBeaches said

    David’s fans have let him know at every concert that they love Zero Gravity and so perhaps that is what he has done for the summer single. The place goes crazy with a song like ZG and I can guess that this one will make the party scene and keep the house rocking…

    SB

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  70. Tawna21 said

    emily!!! What an absolute gold mine I found when I read your story!! You’ve captured how we all have felt when we first saw David. It’s a-take-your-breath-away moment. Too bad it’s a moment in time that passes soooo quickly. I really liked, ‘You either loved “my man” or you didn’t, and the second of the two would have to be changing.’ Your quite the Archudefender!!!
    I can’t wait to read the next installment. Hope it happens soon.

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  71. emmegirl said

    SB, he said that he wanted a few more upbeat songs on this album, ones that could really get the energy going at his concerts, like ZG. I think he got was he was hoping for!

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  72. refnaf said

    emilyluvsarchie, love this….!!!!! You got the whole experience of meeting David down perfectly!! So glad your pic got into CoS… well done:)

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  73. Tawna21 said

    Abs–the slide show is over-the-top gorgeous! Those pictures stop me dead!! I really just don’t have words to describe my feelings and thoughts other than I love it!! {{{hugs}}}

    Tawna

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  74. Amb4dja said

    ..Bringing this over from last thread, since this is where the party has moved to…and I just (IMHO, of course)feel it bears saying regarding last article……As usual just poppin’ in, while trying to do some catching up on DA reads here..and I know the conversation has meandered and have only just scanned some posts but..

    Just wanted to say to thefunnygirl who wrote the last thread…(first, I love the title) and 2nd…I always say with David and about his fans…”like attracts like.” If we, in fact, encompass a large group of mostly nice, kind and soft-hearted, sentimental, honest, loving, giving, joyful, funny, creative souls…we’ve been inspired to “come out and play” because of one young guy, with many remarkable gifts to share, who encompasses all that and more.
    The more I engage in “fanworld”, the more I am impressed with what I’ve often just taken as PR speak, albeit sincere, from David when he says “I have the BEST fans!”…he really does. and he deserves them.

    And “oh HAPPY DA!”….cell phone alerts from David and new music!! oweeeeeee!….DA world is wakin’ up againnnn…love what I could hear…uh uh Oh’s and all. Wish I could hear the lyrics better, but I love the teases still.
    Ok…more reading now……………………….

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  75. betsy said

    Emily – what a fun and well written article! Great job. I bet you are in AP English. 🙂
    Amazing photo that you took of David. It deserved to be chosen for the book.
    I’d like to thank you again for your video skills. Especially Ann Arbor. That was genius. Whenever I want to remember the beautiful music from that night, I play one of your vids. (ditto for Grand Rapids)
    What great parents you have.

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  76. Fiona said

    Oh wow, stuck on a Something Bout Love loop and can’t get off!! And don’t want to!! What a GREAT song!

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  77. Zoe said

    Emily, what a blast for an oldie like me to read your ebullient article! You are quite an accomplished writer… the energy, excitement and exuberance of your words practically jumped off the page and whacked me in the face! But it’s all good, cause reading it made me feel like a teenager myself again. It’s just great to get your perspective on all things David!

    By the way, I loved the reference to your “flesh friends vs. the “e-family”!

    Can’t wait to read your second installment! 🙂

    And now back to listening to my new favorite song – Something Bout Love!! I just KNOW this is gonna be a HUGE HIT with lots of radio play!! David’s voice sounds strong and sublime – I love the poppy, catchy tune, even though it’s just a snippet.

    Can’t wait for the official release of all the new songs. C’mon Jive, let’s get those concert dates scheduled already! I’m not getting any younger (although David sure makes me feel that way!!) 🙂

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  78. emmegirl said

    Fiona, likewise!

    Emily, I loved your “flesh friends!”

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  79. Nanaweize said

    Emily…I love your story and your picture. So glad it was chosen for Davids book.
    You are a very talented writer and I felt your joy and happiness through your words.
    Thanks for sharing with us. I remember when I got Davids CD at midnight…I could barely stop my shaking hands to undue the CD wrapper. I thought to myself…your a Nana for petsake….you’re acting like a little kid! But oh I loved that feeling and I love the feeling I get when I see Davids smile and hear his songs and his blogs. I smile so big!
    I smiled so big all the way through your post!

    I love the slide show Abrrs and I really like the snippet of the new single!

    Boy…we are a lucky group of fans aren’t we?

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  80. archiesfan4life said

    Abrra – your slide show is awesome! I don’t know if this old heart can take all this excitement:). I LOVE the new song – David’s voice is so powerful and glorious – I just know this is a hit – a huge hit!!!

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  81. bluesky said

    Awwww. I just love you guys!
    Don’t have much time just now, but wanted to say Thanks to Emilyluvsarchis for making the effort to share her mad skills! And to the adms for supporting her so we could all enjoy this. And to Abrra for her OCD (hey, everyone needs a hobby, embrace it!). I really enjoy the beauty and artistry of your work.

    Emily, you make this an even happier place! (IFTHAT WERE POSSIBLE!)

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  82. Zoe said

    Abrra, YOU ROCK!! I am so impressed with your technical skills. Thanks for the awesome slide show!!!

    Am I really sitting here watching David over and over again eating a sliver of fruit? Toooo funny!!

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  83. goodkarmaseeker said

    Only have a moment to pop in here and join the squeeing (?spelling). Just arrived back home after spending a week with my son and family who just had a new baby girl, who is of course adorable and wonderful, and I come back to all this greatness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The articles from Angelica, Funnygirl, and Emily were all so tremendous and spot on. Then there’s Abrra’s outstanding slideshow, those pix and the song, holy cow! To top it off there was a signed COS waiting for me and now the new song snippet. Hard to contain the excitement in the air.
    Thanks to all in this fansite who have helped sustain us through the long dry spell and now help us party on in this blessed rain to replenish our spirits and souls.

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  84. Dayzee said

    Emily, it was such fun reading your account of how your David picture became a part of his book. I had to see it for myself in my very own book. And there it was! In the very center! How awesome to have a published connection to David!

    I was reminded of a sweet girl I met in Rexburg. She had taken her book to David for his signature. After he signed the title page, she found she could not leave. She went through the line again and handed him her book to be signed on another page. He looked up and said, “You want me to sign in the middle? Oh, Ok.”

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  85. blisskasden said

    I hereby call for a consitutional amendment banning snippets for any future David Archuleta songs. Did Michelangelo get reviwed for 1/5 of the Sistine Chapel? How about Da Vinci at the 20% point of the Mona Lisa? Was the public given the “dooby dooby dos” as a taste of Sinatra’s “Strangers in the Night”? You get my drift. I remember hearing the snippet of “Touch MY Hand” and not being too thrilled with it. It’s now a modern classic.

    Let the songs and David breathe. When it’s time to release a song, release the whole dang thing, and let the public have their say. When was the last time anyone stated or wrote an opinion regarding the quality of a trailer for an upcoming movie?

    All of David’s songs will range from great to epic, including this one. Why does the label think we need to be thrown this bone?

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  86. #85 Bliss: I concur.

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  87. Emily, I just ADOOORE your article. Hurry with the next one!

    Also, can someone explain the pic on #187 in the previous thread? I know who one of those guys is, but who are the other two? It looks like the guy in the middle is driving. Odd.

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  88. Angelica said

    Bliss I see your point and agree with it. I also disagree with it. I’m perfectly comfortable holding two opposing opinions in my head at the same time. I love getting snippets but I don’t think anyone should make a negative judgement based on one. My attitude is squee if you want, but don’t criticize till you’ve heard the whole song. Alas, not everyone plays as fair as you and I and others here.

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  89. Abrra said

    Bliss

    Taking a break from jury duty today. Checked mail and saw your comment. I do not like snippets. I had called and listened to a bad quality audio just once. It does David no service to bring out a preview in such a haphazard manner. I would rather have had the opportunity to hear the entire song once
    Abrra

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  90. Angelica said

    Gayle the pic, last thread #187 is David sitting next to Dave Filice with Mike K. at the window. They are in the back seat.

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  91. Abrra said

    Gayle
    That is David , Dave Felice, and Mike Krompass from the band. They are riding in the back seat. My guess is in Rexburg or LA during practice time. David took the pick by holding out a camera. My speculation of course.

    Abrra

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  92. OK nvrmnd about who those guys are. I just realized. Duh. Ok, not a good time for me to come here and coment. I’m waiting for surgical procedure and was just given a trinquilizer as part of the pre-op (Thank goodness for daughters and their gadgets!). Sorry, guys. I’d still like to know about the pic, though!

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  93. Angelica said

    Gayle ^^^^^^^^ You are doing fine. Good luck with the procedure! I shudder to think what I might post under the influence of pre-op tranquilizers. I would have to have my hubby hide my phone. LOL!

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  94. Pabuckie said

    I’m gonna put my 2 cents in here too! haha
    I feel if you’re gonna put a “snippet” out there then you’re gonna get “positive” and “negative” reactions. Why? Because it’s just that a “snippet” and you really don’t get the full sense of the song.
    ok, so maybe if you don’t love it don’t say anything at all? IDK.
    I think it’s ok to be a little negative about it. It’s not the whole song and a “snippet” is very deceiving. You could feel negative about it and then LOVE IT once the whole song is heard.
    It’s just my opinion.

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  95. Angelica said

    Pabuckie, I agree with you too. 😉

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  96. Abrra said

    PA
    Putting out a snippets is like market research. Why would one remain silent with no opinion if they did not like what they heard? It’s counterproductive . I don’t put much stock in what they previewed cuz I couldn’t hear it well. I will wait for the release and surely I will support David by buying it.
    Abrra

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  97. bebereader said

    Interview from Radio America from this AM:

    David will be singing “The Star Spangled Banner” and “Stand By Me” at The Capitol Fourth!

    [audio src="http://feeds.radioamerica.org/loudwater/ggl/000002766_000_000000006.mp3" /]

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  98. xaris said

    Hi Everyone! Jonerz found a radio quality snippet we can all agonize over:

    http://fmqb.com/Article.asp?id=16691

    I think David’s trying to kill us off before his album drops. Love his vocals in this.

    Also, someone reported on FOD that David will sing the NA and Stand by Me on the 4th.

    Emily, dear heart, please consider being a professional writer. Love your article.

    Cheers everyone!

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  99. Abrra said

    Bah!!! I sat through the whole trial and they drew my name as an alt juror. I can’t deliberate on the outcome but I can hear the verdict. I hope they see the light and realize the state did not prove their case. Abrra says Not Guilty!

    Abrra

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  100. bebereader said

    Xaris#98

    Thank you for the link to the radio quality mp3 snippet of “Something ‘Bout Love”. Here’s an easier way to get to it. Note that it’s a different part of the song than the one from yesterday.

    http://www.sendspace.com/file/dgvtbb

    Credit FSteven

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  101. bebereader said

    “Something ‘Bout Love” will be available for airplay on radio as of July 26, according to FMBQ, radio industry news and music.

    http://fmqb.com/Article.asp?id=16691

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  102. djafan said

    I’m on the fence about the snippet releases, I’m so anxious to hear it so a morsel temporarily satisfies, but when I start seeing some negative comments I wonder if it was such a good idea. But truth be told there are very few of them as I read around the net.

    And here is a snippet of the two!

    http://www.sendspace.com/file/n2nfb1

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  103. Pabuckie said

    96. Abrra – I agree with you. I meant there may be some ppl who have “negative” feelings and they “should” say so. And, because it is only a “snippet” may be why they feel negative (because they didn’t hear the whole song). Hope that clears things up! lol

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  104. blisskasden said

    I just do not see the point in providing snippets to begin with. A song is a living thing. It has a beginning, a middle, and an end. Many songs take a while to develop. “Touch My Hand” starts very slowly and builds gradually. Snippets are always the beginning of the song, David’s songs usually start out slowly, grab the listener, and finish with an emotional flourish.

    If the label can release a snippet on June 28, why not just release the whole song. Is that some kind of modern day marketing tool. David is a proven “seller”. Just release the song, and then the CD. What’s with the tease?

    BTW, if you listen to the snippet, David is talking over the very beginning instrumental part, which, if you tune out David’s talking, sounds great and introduces the beat of the song.

    Bottom line, it’ll be a great song, but this snippet business is, to quote Simon, “a complete mess”. Who needs it?

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  105. blisskasden said

    Abrra, I can kinda feel your pain. I was chosen to be on a jury for a case where a woman was suing a hospital for leaving a surgical instrument in her stomach. I was psyched to hear the case, but when i got home, there was a message on my machine saying that the woman settled and there would be no trial. Bummer. I rented “12 Angry Men” instead.

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  106. djafan said

    SBL with lyrics and added snippet

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  107. Angelica said

    Bliss, I agree, why not the whole song if you’re going to release anything. I will take a bone if one is thrown, but I would rather have the whole roast beast.

    Abrra, I know snippets are a marketing tool, and it’s a free country. I just don’t see the fairness, Madame juror, 😉 of passing judgement on a case if you don’t have all the facts. I just know there were a lot of people who didn’t like My Hands, or YEDL, from the snippets and ended up eating them words. So my personal policy is to give these 20 second morsels the benefit of the doubt. I rest my case. 😛

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  108. Abrra said

    #105 Bliss
    I actually sat through the trail, then got sent to a room to sit on my hands while the rest of the jury deliberated.

    Update:
    The jury came to the same decision that I did. Not Guilty. I told them all afterward that I was proud that they all came to the right decision. Not too opinionated now am I? 😉

    Gayle
    I hope your surgery went well and that you are comfortable.

    Tawna,Nanaweize, AF4L, Zoe, and Bluesky
    Thank you for the kind comments. We strive to make this site something special. Angelica discovered the slide show program and I enjoy making them.

    Abrra

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  109. Abrra said

    Angelica,
    My issue is with a poorly executed snippet. As we see in less that 24 hours, many other versions(thank you fandom) of that clip are far better then the telephone audio. If they are going to do it, get it right the first time. I wasn’t going to torture my ears and try to like something I can’t hear. I have now listened to the better audio clips and they serve David’s purpose well. It’s a good song.

    Abrra

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  110. blisskasden said

    Angelica, my guess is that Jive released the snippet to create a pre-release buzz, which they have certainly accomplished. I just don’t think it will create more sales when it comes out as a “song”. David’s army has had their finger on the “buy now” button since a single was announced a while back. When the “general public” gets an earful, they’ll make their decision at that time because they probably haven’t heard the snippet to begin with.

    What’s with the lousy quality of the snippet? We know the full song will have great sound quality. And what’s with the 2 week wait. This is 2010. David has patience. We don’t.

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  111. dakgal said

    I’m with the thumbs down people on the snippet–I think it gives one a very distorted view of the song. With his first album, I was really upset at what I heard in the snippets, wish I had never listened to them. When the real deal came out, much to my happiness, they sounded completely different.

    Has any one ever rated music on Rate the Music? These are snippets and they want to to say yea or nay for radio play–now how unfair is that, when these artists have worked their tails off and have hopes and dreams. Then along comes some yahoo like me ( who knows nothing about what sounds good to the young people) and hits the nay button because its not my cup of tea. Therefore I refuse to do these anymore.

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  112. SandyBeaches said

    Abrra & Bliss, true what you have said…For David going to DC soon and singing with Gladys Knight and Reba, this single should be fantastic and anyone in this world who cannot give him one or help him create one is letting him down terribly. There shouldn’t be anything released that is not of the highest sound quality and if they don’t take him seriously for this snippet then let him go. I keep thinking of the respect in the industry that is given to masterful musicians like David and it makes me cringe at the thought. I have always wanted someone like David Foster who works with Celine, Groban, Bocelli, Charice and others because if for nothing else I trust him. I believe that we worry because he seems to be out there on his own and even if he wants it that way it makes me nervous.

    This is 2010 and dear David does have patience, but I just feel that there is danger in too much patience. But, like I said to a dear David fan, he is going to the White House so he is doing something wonderful. If I came here and read that David is now working with DF, the I would set off my own fireworks!

    SB

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  113. blisskasden said

    The music business has been exploiting artists since time immemorial. In the ’50s and ’60s, artists with # 1 hits made little or no money from their hits. Florence Ballard, an original Supreme, died broke and on welfare in the ’70s. The list is endless.

    Fortunately, times have changed, and David will not meet this fate. However, the tendency to exploit artists for a quick profit has not changed. Who can forget that cinematic masterpiece (not) “From Justin to Kelly” which was released 5 minutes after the end of Season 1 on AI in order to cash in on the popularity of this “new” show.

    David is a class act and a person of great integrity and
    focus. He will bend but will not break in order to pay his dues in the music biz.. Once he’s finished paying those dues, I assure you we will not be hearing any scratchy snippets of his next million selling hit.

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  114. djafan said

    They added a great bio on the A Capitol Fourth site after it being blank for several days. Here’s an excerpt, the rest is on the right sidebar.

    Singing on stage at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles was a moment musical prodigy David Archuleta will never forget. But there are a number of pivotal moments that happened in his (even) younger days—including singing for the first season American Idol contestants in Hollywood in 2002, when he was just 11 years old. The David Archuleta story began on Dec. 28, 1990, the day David was born to Jeff and Lupe Archuleta in North Miami, Florida. His father was a jazz musician who was always playing the trumpet around the house. His mother was a singer who performed locally with her three sisters in a group known as the Mayorga Sisters. A longtime fan of American Idol, David had thought about auditioning, but didn’t believe he was “good enough.”

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  115. Abrra said

    I made an Iphone ringtone from the “good” portion of #106 youtube.

    If you have an Iphone, download it here:
    http://www.mediafire.com/?2gmljetjzyw

    Connect your phone to your pc
    Launch iTunes
    Click Ringtone from the upper left menu
    Drag and drop the file (m4r format) to the grid
    Click the Device icon for your phone on left side
    Click Ringtone tab (right panel) and check the box next to the new ringtone to add it
    Sync your phone
    (save these inst. for the next time)

    Abrra

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  116. dakgal said

    DJA I just went to that site A Capitol Fourth just so I could see his name listed. To see his name listed with the other celebrities just makes me tingly all over! I’m so happy for him AND so proud I just don’t know what to do with myself, so I decided to pester you people. If I’m beaming and this daaaang proud, imagine what his real life grandmothers must feel. Oh, I just can’t stand it! I want someone to hug. RIGHT NOW!

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  117. djafan said

    oh Dak…((((((((hugs)))))))))

    And you never pester….we’re tingling all over with you!

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  118. Pabuckie said

    Now THIS gets me excited to see David’s new video! 🙂

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  119. dakgal said

    Thanks dja — The couch pillow just wasn’t cuttin it. Won’t hug back!!

    Now pabuckies got me all a twitter again.

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  120. Zoe said

    Thanks for this promo post, Pabuckie.

    I was just saying over at SAz that I am SQUEEEEEING because I just made my very cool, very sophisticated,“David’s music is too young for me” 19-year old daughter listen to this version, starting at the point about halfway through when David’s vocals and the driving beat suddenly kick into high gear, and her eyes opened wide, she flashed a knowing smile, gave me a High 5 and pronounced, “DAVID HAS ARRIVED!!!”

    This, my friends, is a VERY good sign!!!!! 🙂

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  121. Pabuckie said

    Zoe! I LIKE THAT! haha

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  122. djafan said

    Great news Zoe!!!!!

    I keep reading all over the net from non fans how much they’re liking what they hear so far.

    Dak…all a twittering…lol

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  123. Pabuckie said

    Wait a minute Zoe! She thinks his music is “too young” for her. But he sings such mature songs! Wonder what songs she meant? lol
    Never mind, you don’t have to get into it! haha

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  124. Zoe said

    I get your drift, Pabuckie!

    If I really pressed her about that comment (which I am loathe to do since she already thinks I’m a loony tune over the kid), what she’d likely come back with is that DAVID is too young for her, LOL!

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  125. bebereader said

    To continue the snippety discussion, I have no self-control when it comes to David’s music. So I downloaded every snippet I could find because I’m in love with the song, with it’s catchy vibe, cool beat, lovely melody and David’s amazing vocals. Can’t wait to hear it on the radio!

    Are snippets of the rest of the songs from the CD inevitable? I hope not because they don’t do the songs justice, IMHO. But as TOfan pointed out to me on snowangelz, ‘leaking snippets are part of the game nowadays’.

    Abrra Thanks for the ringtone!

    Accidently on purpose I played the snippet for my husband, who predicted that “Something ‘Bout Love” will go to #1 on the radio! He loved it on first listen! Did I mention that he’s a fan of David’s who doesn’t have ODD. Yet. 😉

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  126. bebereader said

    ****************13 MORE DAYS!!!****************

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  127. Pabuckie said

    OMG! Where was this pic taken?

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  128. River said

    I’m chuckling at that video of David’s new song as so many of us were right there at Westbury watching the whole crew dance their heads off during Zero gravity. I was 2nd row center and DJB was madly filming.It was hilarious and the whole place, including David & his peeps loved it. What a moment. I’ll never forget that night. I got to speak to him & told him to go write great music and we’d all be here when he came back….. and here We ARE!

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  129. Pabuckie said

    ok so I just found out that pic might be old when David was on a lake with classmates and friends! It still looks pretty nice. Like David and the way the water looks! haha

    Ooooh it’s got me dreaming of a new video! LOL

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  130. angelofdja said

    emilylovesarchie, I laughed and smiled all through your recap! 🙂 THANKS! I am another proud, although somewhat older fan of yours who respects your ninja recording skills and camera work! When you were able to record(quite good stuff too!)from Ann Arbor I was squeeing with delight as I was there, but didn’t have the nerve to try and record.
    Congrats on your pic being in David’s book. Your appreciation for him has showed on many of his fansites and I can’t wait to hear what you’ll have next for us!

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  131. angelofdja said

    “luvs” archie! 😦 Sorry Em I really DO know how to spell it correctly!
    P.S. Abrra, your slideshow with accompaning picture is loverly! I am always in awe of your skills and awesome David LOVE you show by bringing these beauties to us with such perfection! Thanks!

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  132. angelofdja said

    WTH! Didn’t mean to bold that whole thing! Done spamming Bye! 🙂

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  133. emmegirl said

    pabuckie, I remember that pic from when he went on the senior trip to Lake Powell. Very cute!

    River, I really liked the part in COS when he talked about wanting to really become a full-fledged singer-songwriter-musician, playing piano and guitar. I looooved hearing that!
    After hearing some of the new stuff, I would say he is well on his way. Overall, I am really impressed, and this is his first real serious go on an album.

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  134. emmegirl said

    Apologies for the shouting, not sure what’s up!

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  135. Heidijoy said

    I think that picture was taken @ a lake in Utah during the week David had off between Idol and when rehearsal started for the tour. I think that is Mietra. His friends talked him into going and he had a hard time deciding on whether to go because he felt he should be writing songs. If I remember correctly, he didn’t spend a lot of time outside because he was trying to write. Everyone including his family were glad he went to@ least get a break. Mietra said in an interview that he spent a lot of time talking with her about whether to go or not………

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  136. Angelica said

    What’s all this shoutin about? hmmmm…Must look into this..I suspect SABOTAGE!!! Bahahaha!

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  137. Angelica said

    Is that better?

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  138. Angelica said

    It seems to have started in the middle of Angelofdja’s post and continued on from there. Curious. Very curious.

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  139. Angelica said

    Oh wow! I fixed it! Must have been a delayed response.
    smug Pictures, Images and Photos Piece of cake.

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  140. angelofdja said

    Angelica FTW!
    I would so not know if I did anything to cause all the “yelling”, but if I did you all gotta know I have NO idea how I did it?! Ha! Ha! (Any computer knowledge I have I learned because of David!) 🙂

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  141. Angelica said

    Angelofdja,

    You and I have the same teacher. I have a crush on him.

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  142. djafan said

    So what was all the yelling about?

    Interesting…all crushing on the same guy…lol

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  143. Pattirae said

    When I saw the picture just now of David by the lake…I said to myself “I bet that is when he was at Lake Powell with his friends when he had only a short time at home before he had to return to LA to rehearse for the Idol show.” Well, what is so funny to me is that I just returned home from Lake Powell on Sunday and was re-reading COS while I was there. I loved knowing that I was there at the place where he said “it is the most beautiful place on earth” or something to that effect. And I have to agree that it is! Anyway, loved seeing that random picture tonight and glad to know that it IS from Lake Powell like I had guessed. Can I say how much I am loving the “snippet” of SBL, it just keeps getting better and better especially this last SBL Promo video #118. But I still can’t stop watching the videos of NVGL and PandA from Rexburg either. I just remember how I felt when he sang both of those songs and how my heart was pounding out of my chest. When the concert was over, I was truly a mess. I was telling Claudia (cb) today that I think I need a shrink. I can’t seem to stay away from all of this for more than 15 minutes at a time!! What has happened to me???

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  144. emmegirl said

    Ahh, teacher’s crush… hadn’t thought of those in years.

    Present computer/music/life teacher excluded – Mr. Marostica, 9th gr, homeroom student teacher, dark and handsome, what a hunk!

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  145. emmegirl said

    Pattierae, may I direct you to post #143? It’s a big boat!

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  146. djafan said

    Pattirae,

    Join the club…I think of making an appt every other week…lol

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  147. Angelica said

    Post #143. OMGOSH!! Talk to the hand!!

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  148. djafan said

    Angelica…lol

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  149. Pattirae said

    When I wrote my comment #144, the picture at #143 hadn’t been posted yet. Just completely kill me off would ya Djafan!! Forget about the dishes, I have some serious staring to do!

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  150. Pattirae said

    Oh, thanks again!! #149

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  151. Shawna said

    You are all hilarious!! Lovin all the stuff goin on here tonight!!!

    Patti, check your text messages on your phone!

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  152. Angelica said

    Pattirae,

    Staring right here with you! Look.at.the.hair.in.#149. Photobucket

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  153. djafan said

    You know I looooove screen capping….and with this one I bid you guys goodnight and sweet dreams… 🙂

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  154. bebereader said

    djafan#153 Who can sleep now? 😉

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  155. Angelica said

    Blast her and her screen caps. I’m wide awake now. Abrra was right. Those lips need their own zip code.

    Photobucket

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  156. xaris said

    Wow at #153 and 155. Y’all should not be flinging pics like that around for unsuspecting folks to find first thing in the morning. Not responsible of you at all!

    Does anyone here know if there will be a gifting program for the single? I have not seen any info about one yet, but I have not had a lot of time to poke around on the different websites.

    Have a good day everyone!

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  157. emmegirl said

    #152… before or after the hand and the mole.

    Have a great day everyone!

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  158. archiesfan4life said

    Pattirae #143 – “I can’t seem to stay away from all of this for more than 15 minutes at a time!! What has happened to me???”

    I’ve stopped trying to figure it out! At least we know we are not alone:). Perhaps you can get group rates with that shrink:)! On second thought, don’t bother – we are having way too much fun just the way we are!!!

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  159. SandyBeaches said

    You know when something exciting happens (and for this time we will say in a good way), we all remember where we were when it happened…I was in a restaurant having dinner with family and rudely replied to the message without hesitation. How could I not? I believe that I turned off the workings of the world for just a minute. I just read that someone else was in a grocery store when the message came through. Was anyone able to hold off and dial up for the snippet when it was more convenient…later?

    SB

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  160. betsy said

    More than an idol – an Inspiration ♥

    http://www.litemiami.com/blogs/ellen/blogentry.aspx?BlogEntryID=10123307

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  161. angelofdja said

    Sandybeaches, You would’ve been proud of me…My daughter had my phone, my son had his at work, my other daughter had no charge on hers, so…what do ya think I did? I ran(that’s right…ran to my mom’s house around the corner and rushed in asking to use her cell. I thought whe was going to have a heart attack as I seemed so out-a-breath she thought something terrible had happened! When I finished with the call and left my glowing report on David’s new single, All I got from mom was a BIG role-of-the-eyes and that ever famous “Deanna look”! She hasn’t understood my fangirliness/crush! Love mom dearly mind you, but she is one of those “Adam Lambert’s voice makes me have goosebumps” kinda gal. (I’ll never give-up trying to win her over to our side!)Ha! Ha!

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  162. YJfanofdavid said

    Abrra, That’s one beautiful slide show!!
    Pattirae and archiesfan4life,”I can’t seem to stay away from all of this for more than 15 minutes at a time!! What has happened to me???” Glad to know I am not insane alone!

    Somethin’ ‘Bout the Kid

    Every day it’s all the same
    You’re frozen by the monitor
    You hope, to break his hold
    You blame yourself every day
    You’d do it again
    Every night

    There’s somethin’ ’bout the kid
    That melts your heart
    Whoa oh oh oh
    It mends your soul

    There’s somethin’ ’bout the kid
    That tears you up
    Whoa oh oh oh
    You still believe
    When the world came crushing down
    He’ll bring you salvation
    There’s somethin’ ’bout the kid that melts your heart
    Whoa oh oh oh…
    But that is not all
    There’s somethin’ ’bout the kid

    🙂

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  163. Zoe said

    YJ – you’re a poet and just didn’t know it?!

    Nice job with your “Somethin’ ‘Bout the Kid”!! I predict there will be more stanzas added by other budding bards amongst us.

    David inspires the creative juices in so many of us ODDers! 🙂

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  164. emifriend said

    BRAVO YJFANOFDAVID! Wish I’d thought of that!

    Somebody posted a George Will interview that I listened to in awe of David (like always but even more because Mr Will was pretty tenacious about getting answers to his questions) I’d like to hear it again but I can’t find it! Can one of you tell me the number post where it is posted? Many thanks.. and if you have not heard this interview.. check it out.. David is so everything in it.. innocent as a dove and sly as a fox. There is something ’bout the kid!

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  165. Angelica said

    YJfanofdavid,

    LOLOL!! I love your Something Bout the Kid song lyrics! So true isn’t it?

    Angelofdja, I can just see your mom thinking you needed to dial 911 or something and then…”It’s David’s new song snippet!!” haha! Luckily I was alone when I got the message and no one saw me fumbling trying to operate a new phone I had just brought home with no feeling in my fingers. 😆

    SB, Did you tell everyone at the dinner table what you were doing?

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  166. Angelica said

    Emifriend,

    G. Gordon Liddy interviewed David. The link is in #97.

    You got me all excited when you said George Will. I love his writing. If he got interviewed by George Will I want to know about it.

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  167. emifriend said

    ohhh darn.. I am sorry I got that mixed up! Thanks for locating the one I listened to instead!

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  168. YJfanofdavid said

    Zoe and Emi, I am just getting the stanzas started (and warming the keyboard) for our Archu-poets Angelica and Bluesky, among others. 🙂

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  169. kaycee said

    Wow, what a great interview! Not really new questions, but a lot of respect and time given to answer. How can you not love this guy?! The new single surprised me a bit, but I actually really like it with all it’s high energy, and toe-tappin’ beat, and I really think it will bring in a lot new fans that may have dismissed him in the past as boring or out-dated…and then they will be exposed to all the “wonder and inspiration of David Archuleta”. In many of his interviews about the book, he talks about hoping his experiences can inspire young people his own age, and this single fits in with what is really being listened to among that group…I know, I have 2 teenagers!

    I saw a comment on another site that I think expressed it well:

    “Hopefully if David finds bona fide mainstream success with this album, then more people will discover the full appeal and talent of David. If he gets a few solid hits he can generate interest and get people to buy his album, where he can fully shine. Hopefully he can become the kind of artist who draws an audience simply because of his NAME instead of as “the guy from AI” or “the guy who sings X song.” If he meets with enough success, he can get TV demanding him instead of the other way around, and therefore have more freedom to branch out as an artist and show the same musical genius in other genres that he can show in pop.”

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  170. emifriend said

    Beautiful interview,and I have been sitting here listening to it instead of out (stalking) David at the Pancake Pantry. I just knew David was going to visit there sometime soon! Sometimes living by that golden rule is challenging, but I am glad not to be the one to interrupt David’s meal.

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  171. bebereader said

    Betsy#160 Beautiful interview!!!

    Ellen Jaffe (the interviewer from 101.5 LITE FM):

    “Just the sound of your voice makes me smile.”

    I think you are an inspiring person to people and they feel that from you.”

    Yes, Ms. Jaffe, we totally agree! 😀

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  172. djafan said

    Emi…I’d be out strolling around with camera at ready…lol

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  173. djafan said

    Another nice write up for A Capital Fourth…They included the link to David singing NA.

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    Source:

    http://www.expressnightout.com/content/2010/06/david-archuleta-capitol-fourth-reba-mcentire.php

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  174. emifriend said

    DJA!
    I need to take some lessons from you! That is why you have sacred water bottle and I do not! I tweeted David to find out what kind of pancakes he ordered (they have about 15 different types) and if he saw anybody famous.. ha.. (‘cuase you do usually see music biz people and “stars” there) He may have, but “knowing David,” I’d bet he walked out knowing his waitresse’s name too.

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  175. Pabuckie said

    http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7019152468

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  176. djafan said

    Here is another great review by Associated Content!!!

    David Archuleta – His New Single

    Pamela Pike,Published June 29, 2010 by:

    Something Bout Love
    Oh say can you see……..David Archuleta’s single is out! At least 30 seconds of it anyway. Do we all feel better now? Yes-sir-ree!! Even from the poor quality off our cell phones, I love it!

    It brings me back to the summers of my teens looking for friends along Pacific Coast Highway (PCH), mostly surfers. That catchy tune you can tap your foot to while driving up to the malt/hamburger shack in Newport
    Beach, California. The radio was blasting so everyone could hear you had great taste in music and hopefully notice the new swim outfit you just purchased.

    Laughing and flipping your hair back because that new sun hat had smashed it down in the car. Oh yes, the car your driving had to be the Mustang, or if lucky, the Thunderbird you borrowed from Dad or an older brother. (Hopefully they didn’t notice is was gone)

    Every song on the radio talked about love and that’s exactly what we hoped would happen, Something Bout Love! Those glorious summer days!

    David Archuleta’s new single brings a catchy, mid-tempo, dance, toe tapping radio friendly song into the 21 century, with all the excitement one could possibly hope for in a new summer single. A song you can feel good by and the hope for all young teenagers that love is in the air.

    I predict it will be one of those tunes you will remember the lyrics to and years from now will still be able to hum and sing along to. There will be some who feel it’s not deep enough, not mature enough for some, but David’s vocals on this tune will soar like a kite with a long tail! Let’s make the sales for this single do the same.

    Move over CRUSH and get used to being #2! Something Bout Love is in the air!

    Great job David, looking forward to the rest of your album.

    http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/5539430/david_archuleta_his_new_single.html?cat=33

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  177. bebereader said

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    Avocado popsicles?
    O-kay!

    I checked Las Paletas Gourmet Popsicles menu. If you don’t want avocado, there’s always cucumber & chill, tamarind, hibiscus, rose petals chocolate & wasabi, and chocolate chip blueberry among others. Flavors change daily.

    Edit: Menu from HushCats on twitter:
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    Emifriend: Are you are in the mood for an icepop? If not, then surely you have to do some shopping at Trader Joe’s! 😉

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  178. emifriend said

    Well I never would have guessed that one! That is so close to me! I will have to go by tomorrow and hear their story. Looks like David might just eat his way to the airport!

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  179. Angelica said

    Djafan, what a great review of Something ‘Bout Love from Associated Content! I felt the same way when I heard it, like I can’t wait to be driving along blasting it from the car stereo and boogying to the beat!

    I just listened to that Ellen 101.5 interview post #160.

    Waaaahhhhh!!! 😥 I love him SO much!!

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  180. djafan said

    Since we are all in agreement that we love Mr. David Archuleta, would we want him to appear at the TCA’s and not when a surfboard? I didn’t think so, so if you have any teenagers war smileys
    please get them voting asap!

    http://www.teenchoiceawards.com/users-login.php?accesscheck=%2Fvote-other.php%3F

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  181. Blisskasden said

    You know you’ve made it to the big time when famed Watergate conspirator G. Gordon Liddy is the interviewer. His questions were invasive, but so was Watergate. Who’s next, Spiro Agnew?? I didn’t like the “gotcha” attitude concerning David;s mission, from this convicted felon.

    On the other hand, I loved the interview with Ellen Jaffe. Warm, positive, and above all, respectful. Not a hint of “do you have a girlfriend?” David remains the most charming and engaging person I have ever seen. A total pleasure.

    BTW, is anyone else walking around humming SBL like they’ve known it their whole lives? I was getting some weird looks on the subway today. I felt like saying “Hey, what’s your problem? It’s David’s new song. You’ll be doing the same thing in a couple of weeks”.

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  182. bluesky said

    Angelica:

    Double and triple “Waaahhhhh!!!”

    With all he has done so far, (and only God and he know how much that is), he still totally amazes me.

    I go looking for stairs and he offers an escalator. I look for the escalator and he offers me an elevator straight to the top floor.
    I look for the elevator and a brilliant balloon ride appears. I look for the balloon and he offers parachutes and airplanes.

    Wherever I look he is there before me – higher and making it look so easy. He has his family to ground him. I need an anvil or two.

    (Okay… Pixie dust aside, Did he or did he not receive more than the standard issue of “Happy Thoughts”? Or, is he just carrying far less “ballast” than I am!)

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  183. emifriend said

    Bluesky:

    “I go looking for stairs and he offers an escalator. I look for the escalator and he offers me an elevator straight to the top floor. I look for the elevator and a brilliant balloon ride appears. I look for the balloon and he offers parachutes and airplanes.”

    There you go again full of wonder and whimsy and poetry. I love what you said.. I get it.. and yes.. David does make it look easy, and he invites us in…
    I still hope you will write that childrens’ book!!

    Bliss
    I agree with you on G Gordon Liddy and I loved the way David dealt with him. Liddy did have a “gotcha attitude” but David refused to be gotten and seemed innocent of Liddy’s whole sordid scheme.

    Without a doubt, Ellen Jaffe wins the best interview prize! I hope we hear more from her in the future.

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  184. Blisskasden said

    Emifriend, David’s ability to navigate in rough waters would make Magellan blush. Folks who try to “get him” are in for a rude awakening. By not engaging an adversary’s agenda, David always make them look petty and mean spirited, and David always comes off as the one who took the high road. I so wish I had learned this lesson earlier in life. To David, I will quote from the movie “American Graffiti”; “Where were you in ’62?’

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  185. djafan said

    Bluesky…your words are music to my ears.

    Bliss…David’s ability to navigate in rough waters would make Magellan blush. Folks who try to “get him” are in for a rude awakening. By not engaging an adversary’s agenda, David always make them look petty and mean spirited, and David always comes off as the one who took the high road. I so wish I had learned this lesson earlier in life. To David, I will quote from the movie “American Graffiti”; “Where were you in ’62?’

    Yes, Yes, and Yes, where was he?

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  186. poof said

    Bluesky….. I love you!

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  187. stenocruiser said

    AOL has the single! Jen on FOD posted this:

    @rince25 Somethin Bout Love MP3:

    It is so good, David is wonderful!

    Admin Edit: Sorry Stenocruiser but this violates the policy of this site. I removed the link. I am posting our position on this which is stated in the Site Rules, top banner.

    *It is both disrespectful to an artist and against the law to illegally download their music. Therefore, The Voice will not accept links to David’s older, current or new music. Links to iTunes downloads are of course, allowed. Please respect that music has value for the artist and for everyone who works in the industry. See link to RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America for more on music piracy.)

    http://www.riaa.com/physicalpiracy.php?content_selector=piracy_online_the_law

    Comments or links that violate these basic rules of respect toward the person this site is dedicated to, will be deleted and the poster will be directed to review the above mission statement and guidelines. Angelica

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  188. stenocruiser said

    Oh, I’m sorry. Just didn’t realize. Thanks for letting me know.

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  189. Pabuckie said

    SCHNIPPET…SNIPPET!! haha

    I LOVE THIS SONG!
    The words are so great and I like when he sings the low part
    I love when he says “Live and Let Live” — it’s sooo DAVID!
    And the fireflies sound in the beginning! lol

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  190. Angelica said

    Steno, that’s OK. I know your intentions were good. 🙂

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  191. Angelica said

    Clarification – the song on FOD is an AOL link just for listening and that is legal and apparently with the approval of Jive. It was the Mediafire download that was posted here that is prohibited. Seems they have decided to release this sooner than expected.

    I’ve heard that the radios are now playing it. 🙂

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  192. Zoe said

    YOWZA!! I had no idea we were going to be presented with the whole scrumptious enchalada today!!!!!!

    I am over the moon over this song!! The beginning intrigues and I love how the tempo builds. Great melody, the bridge is cool and different … and the chorus SOARS, especially near the end when the key changes!! The lyrics are pure David … optimism in spite of things gone wrong in the past.

    The production quality sounds first rate and, as always, David’s vocals are STELLAR!!!

    This has got huge radio play written all over it! It’s destined to be a big summer hit!!!!

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  193. Abrra said

    Who wants to meet me in chat after 10pm est?

    http://www.livestream.com/thevoiceunplugged

    We can all squeee about the streaming of David’s new song on AOL!

    Abrra

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  194. emmegirl said

    That boy can sing! And is he gonna have fun with this one! Great job David, I do love it!

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  195. kaycee said

    It’s so quiet here on such a big David news day. I really love the new song…caught me totally off guard, but David is always surprising us with trying new things and taking risks. It’s so fun and full of energy–I think it will capture a whole new audience that will then be exposed to his incredible musical gift and generous spirit. I think the single will interest new fans in purchasing the album…and then “whamo”…no turning back! I’m one that has a hard time with change…heck, his hair took me the longest time to get used to…and yet, I’m already loving this new song, which is quite a departure from his usual sound.

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  196. Abrra said

    Kaycee
    Everyone is busy listening to the AOL site is my guess!

    Abrra

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  197. angelofdja said

    Gosh, how on earth do they expect to make any money for all involved in creating it?
    The young people would call me “old school”. I just don’t get releasing this beauty before it is available for purchase. Legally.

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  198. Abrra said

    #197
    I agree. It is baffling to understand leaking a stream of the full song, knowing that is can be copied. Why not just release the thing on iTunes now?

    Abrra

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  199. kaycee said

    196/ Haha, Abrra, you’re probably right!

    197,198/ The full leak worries me a bit too.

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  200. silverfox said

    I just finished listening to “Something ‘Bout Love” in it’s entirety at Snarky’s. It premiered at AOL Radio who received it from JIVE. As long as it’s not downloaded it’s legit.

    I must say, if David was an enigma to me before, he’s much more so now. I like the song after listening to the whole song, however….

    “Something ‘Bout Love” is not exactly what I thought David meant when he said this album would be all “About him, his thoughts, his personality”. I was waiting for quirky lyrics as in PAA, or message lyrics as in IICOB. David co-wrote SBL, a song about “LOVE”, not love of family or casual friends, or the world in general, but LOVE of someone special and how that kind of love can be full of anguish & pain, but “don’t give up, everything will work out”. (as I am understanding the lyrics). Personal experience or observations? 😉

    David, I realize is making the kind of music his generation…teens, & young adults will like. I realized after listening to his song, which will be a huge hit for David, maybe THAT’s what he meant when he said this album would be “about him”. 🙂

    I guess it came as a shock that David was not singing to & for me!! 😀 😉

    Looking forward to July 4th! David The Voice will be making magic with the NA & Stand By Me!

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  201. emmegirl said

    SF, “I guess it came as a shock that David was not singing to & for me!” – LOL!

    He is as multi-faceted as he is multi-talented, another reason why I cannot wait for it!

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  202. Shawna said

    #193 Everyone is on twitter, Abs, I think!! Will try to come tonight, but gotta go and mow my son’t lawn who has been out of town for three weeks, and I don’t want him to come home to an overgrown yard. Will hurry and try to get there. Hate to miss chats when I know you all will be there. Got to spazz with everyone. Isn’t it just awesome??? He is so amazing in this song. I luv, luv it!!!!!!!!!

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  203. emmegirl said

    A little off topic, but was reading the other day about a tour with Kelly Clarkson, Rihanna, and several other female singers (can’t remember who all it was)and how Kelly was backing out of some of the concerts because the ticket sales were so low. They were also having to downsize several venues.

    Makes me appreciate the success David has experienced that much more and just want to continue supporting so he can do this until he doesn’t want to.

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  204. kaycee said

    David has really stressed on his book tour that he hopes his challenges and experiences can inspire and encourage the young people of today–I think this song will draw in a whole new crop of young people who will be exposed to the magic of the Archuleta…and infuse a bit older fans like myself with a bit of youthful energy.

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  205. dakgal said

    I feel like a thief now, cause I downloaded the Mp3 before it was taken down–but this where its is staying. Of course I will buy several bazillion from i-tunes. I’m not understanding Jive –why would they even let the slightest possibility of this being downloaded for free happen.

    I must say I’ve listened several dozen times by now and I love–love–love it—the more you listen the more you hear. I’m sure he even backs himself several places.

    I shall sit up tonight in my rocking chair with my shot gun loaded NO stealing from me!!

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  206. Mandi said

    Oh my! I just love David’s new song. Got to listen on AOL. Holy cow! What an amazing song. Listening to it and to David’s out-of-this-world voice is unbelievable. Chills all over. I am melting right now. I’m so high on David’s new song, I don’t know when I’ll come down.

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  207. Angelica said

    SF,

    I think this song IS about him, the experiences he’s had of listening to friends who tell him they can’t go on living because some guy broke up with them. Remember his answer, “Your only 17!” It’s about hope and comfort that this too will pass. That sounds a lot like David to me who, as you say, co-wrote this song.

    Hang on
    Hang in
    For the ride of your life
    It’s gunna be alright
    Hold on tight
    There’s something ’bout love
    That tears you up
    Whoa oh oh oh
    You still believe
    When the world falls down like the rain
    It’ll bring you to your knees (to your knees)
    There’s something ’bout love that breaks your heart
    Whoa oh oh oh…
    But don’t give up

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  208. djafan said

    I love it!

    Have been listening to it on repeat. I’ve played it for several family members…

    granddaughter (13) loves it. Loves David but does not have odd.
    grandson (11) loves it. He thinks David is ok.
    daughter (32) loves it. Likes David.
    daughter in law (29) loves it. Not a fan of David or his previous music. Also loved She’s Not You along with everyone else I’m mentioned.

    So I’m thinking it’s going to be a hit.

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  209. emmegirl said

    dja – nice poll!

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  210. djafan said

    Angelica,

    My thoughts exactly, the more I listen to the lyrics it’s not a love song, it’s a hope song…

    All the lyrics as so far deciphered on Snarky’s

    Something ‘Bout Love ♥ Lyrics

    Every night it’s all the same
    You’re frozen by the phone
    You wait, something’s changed
    You blame yourself every day
    You’d do it again
    Every night

    There’s something ’bout love
    That breaks your heart
    Whoa oh oh oh
    It sets you free

    There’s something ’bout love
    That tears you up
    Whoa oh oh oh
    You still believe
    When the world falls down like the rain
    It’ll bring you to your knees
    There’s something ’bout love that breaks your heart
    Whoa oh oh oh…
    But don’t give up
    There’s something ’bout loveee

    When you were young
    Scared of the night
    Waiting for love to come along
    And make it right
    Your day will come, the past is gone
    So take your time
    And live and let live

    There’s something ’bout love
    That breaks your heart
    Whoa oh oh oh
    It sets you free

    There’s something ’bout love
    That tears you up
    Whoa oh oh oh
    You still believe
    When the world falls down like the rain
    It’ll bring you to your knees
    There’s something ’bout love that breaks your heart
    Whoa oh oh oh…
    But don’t give up
    There’s something ’bout loveee

    Don’t fight
    Don’t hide
    Those stars in your eyes (in your eyes)
    Let em’ shine tonight
    Let em’ shine tonight

    Hang on
    Hang in
    For the ride of your life
    It’s gunna be alright
    Hold on tight

    There’s something ’bout love
    That breaks your heart
    Whoa oh oh oh

    There’s something ’bout love
    That breaks your heart
    Whoa oh oh oh
    It sets you free

    There’s something ’bout love
    That tears you up
    Whoa oh oh oh
    You still believe
    When the world falls down like the rain
    It’ll bring you to your knees (to your knees)
    There’s something ’bout love that breaks your heart
    Whoa oh oh oh…
    But don’t give up
    There’s something ’bout loveee

    Whoa oh oh oh..
    Set’s you free
    There’s something bout love
    That tears you up
    Whoa oh oh oh
    You still believe
    When the world falls down like the rain

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  211. Angelica said

    Djafan, thanks for giving credit to Snarky’s for the lyrics. I was just about to post that I got them from there.

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  212. Abrra said

    In chat waiting for folks:)

    http://www.livestream.com/thevoiceunplugged

    Abrra

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  213. djafan said

    On my way to chat!

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  214. dakgal said

    To add to dja’s poll

    I played it for my 16 year old granddaughter–she loved it- was singing it on her way out the door.

    16 yr. old granddaughter comes back 20 minutes later with a friend in tow ” Gramma can you play that song again for us again— and they both sat and bopped to it and said they’d buy it and his CD.

    Hang on –here we GO!!!

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  215. dakgal said

    Forgot to say, she never had the time of day for David before and thought Grandma was nuts.. Ha Ha Hee Hee talking out of the other side of her mouth now. But I’m not going to rub it in.

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  216. River said

    SF I was on the same page with you when I heard the snippet. I didn’t get it. Not the direction I had expected DJA to take, but now that I’ve heard the whole song a. I love it a lot b. it’s way clever c. this kid is such an amazing businessman, artist and pulse taker. He can reach more people this way and they will come under the spell as we all have. Brilliant David. . again. WTG!

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  217. silverfox said

    Angelica, Djafan…didn’t mean to upset you. It was just my opionion on my initial “listen”.

    But I can see your point as well. You are probably right about what David had in mind when he wrote the song. 🙂

    Regardless, it will be a huge hit with David’s target group…teens & young adults, which is what he was aiming for I’m sure. And of course, David’s fans of all ages will love it & I will too, but I can’t honestly say I “love” it…yet.

    Give me a little time and I’m sure I’ll be cruising & blasting “Something ‘Bout Love” ala “Crush”. 😀

    Good night & sweet dreams.

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  218. poof said

    I so agree River, with your points A B and C. #216

    I was just thinking of Emilyluvsdavid’s comment. She said her Mom told her that David was given his beautiful voice and good looks so we would better listen to him. I think this song is an example. The song, which I ADORE, is so catchy and cute, but those lyrics shout “DAVID!” to me. He’s going to get a lot of people’s attention,,,, then “reel them in”. All good, huh 🙂

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  219. djafan said

    SF…Upset? No way! You don’t upset anyone silly. Just giving my take on what I hear and you are entitled to your own take on what you hear and we still have a whole album we haven’t heard!

    On first listens I can also see your point but as I listened repeatedly it took a different turn for me. That’s all.

    (((hugs)))

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  220. bebereader said

    Trust the Archuleta!

    He always delivers above and beyond our wildest expectation. It was love at first listen for me when I heard the snippet. After hearing the whole song, I’m blown away!

    I played it for my husband who said it’s going to soar to #1!

    I’m just so over the moon about this song I can’t stop listening to it. Abs has it on repeat in The Voice Unplugged, right now. Come join us!

    http://www.livestream.com/thevoiceunplugged

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  221. Angelica said

    SF, You? Upset me? Never!! Just responding with another viewpoint. ❤

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  222. bebereader said

    I have an announcement to make.

    I can’t believe this!

    My daughter who is 19, has never, ever given me the time of day about David’s music.

    She came home tonight as “Something ‘Bout Love” was blasting through my speakers, and said “Who is that; is that David?? Is that his new single???”

    As I nodded my head, she said “Mom…great song! It’s going to be a big hit on radio. I just know it!”

    I love you, David Archuleta! 😀

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  223. emmegirl said

    dakgal – you are a very, very good Grandma!

    SF, (it really stands for SuperFan) you will SO be playing this full blast cruising through the parking lot, don’t kid yourself!

    river, love your #216 post!

    Just a little tidbit from another site:

    yaminacookie:

    Well, this Huge Cook loves it – dare I say more than Crush. I can’t stop bouncing in my chair. Its got the sound that’s all over Top 40, but stands out from the baby-girl voices. David’s voice is so unique – even with the bells and whistles, its undeniably Archie.

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  224. emmegirl said

    …and I love you bebe!!

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  225. txbilslp said

    I am enjoying this new single soooooo much. It’s going to be on repeat for several days. There’s so much to love about it. First of all I love electronica so I enjoy the multiple production effects (not talking about auto-tune here) and the overall “techno” sound of the song. Second what a range he is showing off. Gahh, the high notes on the chorus to the smoldering low notes. Thirdly, like Angelica stated I see David in the lyrics talking from experience maybe from Lake Powell?
    It is a perfect summer smash. It’s light, fun, danceable, catchy, and still uplifting and hopeful. It’s going to be my destresser- break-loose-let-my-hair-down-sing-at-the-top-of-my-lungs-crank-it-up-again-song for the next month. The music and David’s gorgeous vocals in the first verse just transports you to another place. I can just repeats those “oohs” and play them as a lullaby.

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  226. txbilslp said

    #182 Bluesky, love your way with words. Have your poetic musings always come naturally or by way of a certain dark-haired musical muse?

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  227. emilyluvsarchie said

    Hi everyone, I haven’t been around much today, my great grandmother had surgery for a blocked artery in her leg. She’s 90 and amazing, surgery was successful and she should be home tomorrow! I’m loving all the excitement in David-land! and thanks again for all the kind comments, you are all the best1

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  228. Angelica said

    Glad to hear that Emily!

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  229. Tawna21 said

    bliss #181 I completely agree about the G. Gordon Liddy interview. I found myself being offended, and I wasn’t even in the same air space with him. He was rude and obnoxious. However, David handled it well. I found myself whispering to David what he should be saying. But then, it probably wasn’t something that DA would have repeated.

    I’m dumbfounded that Jive released SBL to AOL radio. Why not just release the single now instead of doing something that allows a bunch of illegal downloading?! I guess I don’t get where the marketing strategy is in this. Oh well, just 2 weeks till I can get my iTunes download. I.Can.Do.It!

    Tawna

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  230. bluesky said

    Txbilslp,

    Honestly? I think my brain runs sideways. It always has.

    But… the thing is, for some strange reason the peeps on this site are able to tilt their heads and read and somehow ‘get’ what I mean.

    I do not know what that means, but I am SO grateful. ^_^
    This is one of my “Happy Places”. Welcome!!

    Pull up an adverb, a pun or two and make yourself at home.

    I love the variety, all the writers and posters. The admins here have a wonderful way of making sure that everyone gets a good place by the fire.

    (They just neglect to tell you how hot it can get! Celsius, Fahrenheit… no worries, this site runs on fan power.)

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  231. bebereader said

    {{{{{{Bluesky}}}}}

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  232. djafan said

    (((((((Bluesky))))))

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  233. emifriend said

    I think this song would be a great movie soundtrack.. something like…
    He’s Just Not Into You….

    and I’d love to hear it blaring in dark, cool theater.

    This is just my first impression..

    The song is definitely a song of hope, about love, and about not giving up. Sorta of a gentle song of hope and of encouragement to stay in the game no matter that the game is difficult, because it is good. I think this is a lesson David has learned over and over in his music career (if not yet his young love life) and could be about loving life as well… i think it is true to his experience and he can “own it” all he wants….

    Don’t fight
    Don’t hide
    Those stars in your eyes (in your eyes)
    Let em’ shine tonight
    Let em’ shine tonight

    Hang on
    Hang in
    For the ride of your life
    It’s gunna be alright
    Hold on tight

    Yea David! ( cheering in his corner) I can hardly wait to see what happens next for him…

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