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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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Every Time You Smile

Posted by SandyBeaches on Friday, July 23, 2010

Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that
person, a beautiful thing. ~ Mother Teresa

At a concert, long before David comes out on to the stage, we wait with anticipation to see his radiant face, to catch a glimpse of his smile.  We feel the gift that he is freely giving us each time we see him.  When we catch sight of David’s smiling face, we are happy because the signal is sent that communicates to us that, ‘all-is-well’.  Like the waves on the ocean, our excitement rises with the sight of his smile and that is one of the connections, besides his voice, we love to experience.

A recent quote by Tracewillow:  “I’m from Malaysia, half a world  away as Abrra says, but I hear David, get David, see David…When he ran unto the stage, the feeling that hit me real hard then, at the very first sight of him, was that the sun had come out, even though it was quite bright at the time.”

David’s smile turns the day into something natural and fun, giving an instant rush of happiness and calmness that reminds us that the day has truly been worthwhile.  It may seem absurd to the casual reader, but we smile back at David during his vlog, we smile continuously while he is in our presence and even when we read his tweets.  Sometimes in an evening when we are in chat on The Voice Unplugged, there is a sudden stillness when no one is writing, no one is chatting.  As David is singing, we are sitting back and listening with a certain peacefulness that is understood throughout the chat community.  When the Christmas Carols are played in July, we listen and keep on smiling.  David brings out the common love that we share and the compassion and thoughtfulness for other fans and friends.

In a scientific look at the makeup of a smile, psychologist Robert Zajonc’s scientific research explains a fact that has been well-known throughout the ages.  He says that smiling leads to physiological changes in the brain, actually cooling the blood in the face, which in turn gives a feeling of happiness. Some say that the very act of smiling releases serotonin, known as the `happy chemical` in the brain.  However it happens, we have David to thank for many reasons that we smile.

It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing. It is not how much we give, but how much love we put in the giving. ~ Mother Teresa

David with Jonah from "Make a Wish Foundation"

With his charismatic smile, David has joined and will continue to flourish in an impressive, elite group of singers who like David, showcase the honesty of their convictions in their performances.  These singers are known worldwide as some of the most generous humanitarians, each with remarkable stories of their own.

For Michael Jackson, in humanitarian terms, it was his quiet mission in life.  His body of artistic work carried a spiritual message for all the injustices of the human race.   He said, “What I enjoy most about performing is making people happy.  Just to make a person smile means more to me than anything.”  Reba McEntire’s contributions are enormous.  She has contributed millions to help people all around the world.  The reason that Reba’s career is so successful is because she truly knows what’s important in life:  sharing her heart and touching other people’s hearts.  I believe that her giving nature is her true talent in life.

I have been drawn to yet another performer who shares with David many obvious and similar musical talents.  Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli, one of the most esteemed vocalists in history, is dedicating an exceptional fund-raising concert “A Smile For Angels” with the proceeds donated to NPH Haiti.  David and Andrea are decades apart, although both have become known as “The Voice.”  They share a common goal of supporting and uplifting humanity with their constant, outward reach to those less privileged.  They also share one important thing in common…their unforgettable smiles.

The impacts of a smile: “It costs nothing, but creates much. It enriches those who receive, without impoverishing those who give. It happens in a flash and the memory of it sometimes lasts forever” ~ Dale Carnegie


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141 Responses to “Every Time You Smile”

  1. Pabuckie said

    Thanks Sandybeaches and Abrra.

    When David comes out on stage, or even just enters a room with that “smile” of his….he makes everything else go away! If you had the worst day, in that one smile, he changes everything you were feeling.

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  2. Abrra said

    ( I didn’t contribute to this post. ) Angelica made Smile, and Bebe did the slideshow on the top left.

    SB

    His magnetic smile has drawn us in. I find myself sitting with a big smile on my face, while staring at my screen, when David is up there.

    Abrra

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  3. Pabuckie said

    Oops! my bad…Thanks Angelica & Bebe 🙂

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  4. Pabuckie said

    Even Regis told David he had the best smile! His smile is infectious!

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  5. FG said

    Awesome article SB!

    Other than my immediate family, his smile is the most valuable piece of happiness I have ever had the pleasure of seeing. His face and smile are a daily source of sweetness. And they say that only sunlight is a source of vitamin D. I beg to differ.

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  6. Pabuckie said

    OMG!

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  7. Pabuckie said

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  8. FG said

    BELT!!!!!!

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  9. Pabuckie said

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  10. Pabuckie said

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  11. SandyBeaches said

    Here is what is in your ‘Fan Gift Box’ this morning…

    One article about David’s fabulous smiles…
    One slideshow of Michael Jackson singing as part of a slideshow about David. Wow!!
    A second slideshow as a bonus!! Wow and…Thanks Bebe!
    A wonderful quote by CB!
    A suprise entry of recent pictures by Pabuckie…Oh, oh, oh…

    SB

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  12. Pabuckie said

    SB – you’re too funny! lol

    These recent pics are something else!

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  13. FG said

    “One time he tested me, so I ate his belt with some fava beans and a lovely sweet tea.” LOL

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  14. betsy said

    Great topic, SB.
    And didn’t he win an award for “Best smile” 2 years ago? I believe so. A TCA. They should’ve retired the category after that. 🙂

    One of my favorite lines from a song is by Anna Nalick (Breathe 2AM)
    “But my god it’s so beautiful when the boy smiles”

    It’s as if that one line was written about him.

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  15. SandyBeaches said

    I have to be on my more serious side for just a moment…

    My long term dream or part of it, is for most of the people of the world to see David and hear David as we do. This is not for him to be recognized after ten years because he is so young and all that goes with his youth, but to be listened to and appreciated now.

    It is funny, that when you work on an article, the most difficult part of it is the topic. So I dared to put my dream out there. I placed some pretty wonderful people together with David, people who share common worldly talents and recognition.

    I sent Angelica some carefully hand picked pictures for a collage and had for some reason difficulty scaling down the picture of David in his tux jacket, to go with the others. So, I left it. Angelica with her artistry put it together just right. I smiled a big smile when I saw it this morning!

    At the time that Michael Jackson passed away, I had an article published on TDC. I remember the appologies that the article was taken over by the days happenings, but I was just as shocked and pleased to have the article for people to come to and write about Michael.

    Michael Jackson singing “Smile” with pictures of David brought tears through the smiles this morning. Thank you Angelica, it is truly a special tribute to David and Michael.. I have never heard the song sung any more beautifully…

    SB

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  16. Suzy-Q said

    Not only does David smile with his mouth but, he smiles with his entire body. Even if you don’t see his mouth because of holding the mic up to his lips, you can tell by his eyes. Happiness just pierces right through to your soul. I especially like when he smiles with a cross bite. ha ha He is just too cute!!

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  17. Suzy-Q said

    Great article again!!!

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  18. goodkarmaseeker said

    Thank you Sandy Beaches, for your article and Bebe and Angelica, for your slideshows. They surely all made me smile from ear to ear. I think they will be a part of my daily exercise regimen to keep in good shape for smiling. It’s true that I just can’t look at David’s face without feeling so happy. Think how the world might change if everyone just took in this amazing countenance every day!!!

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  19. Pattirae said

    Wow! SB and Angelica! The article and quotes were incredible as we all experience the joy, happiness, and SMILES that David brings! I have never seen him in pictures, vlogs, blogs, live in concert, live in person, interviews, etc. that I don’t grin the whole time. I have actually experienced sore cheeks during some of these experiences. But this “Smile” video brought me to tears and I cannot seem to get a hold of myself. The happiness he has added to my life and brought so to the forefront with these adorable pictures and coupled with MJ’s song is indescribable. Well, wish me luck today because all I want to do is watch this video over and over and cry some more. See what you make me do, David. Thank you for enriching our lives with The Voice–I love and appreciate you all so much.

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  20. Suzy-Q said

    Would you all agree that those photos that Pabuckie brought over make David look more mature and older?

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  21. SandyBeaches said

    Pattriae…You are not alone today in your video watching of MJ and David…It is truly beautiful and I know that I am repeating myself with that, but it goes deep into the heart with this one…My joy though is to look at David in the company of the greats!

    I am going to place a “cease and desist” order on Pabuckie though, because those pictures are…I will let someone else describe them!! If they have to be seen, then I am honored that they are here and now!

    SB

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  22. Pabuckie said

    I do like the fact that David is becoming more comfortable with himself. I remember the days when he was constantly “pulling down” his shirts. lol

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  23. Pabuckie said

    According to this….David has lots of swagger too! lol

    http://www.wear-mens-suits-with-swagger.com/definition-of-swagger.html

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  24. Angelica said

    SB,

    I didn’t do the lovely collage for the article. That was the work of Djafan.

    Thank you for writing this and reminding us of the power of a smile, not only those we receive, but those we give away. The celebrities you included are example of David’s philosophy on the proper use of fame: “As I said, I strongly believe that fame brings with it the opportunity to help other people. You can use your name for the purpose of doing good, as opposed to just being tabloid material all the time. You can actually make a difference. I feel that all celebrities should take this responsibility seriously and take advantage of their positions to spread positive messages. I hold this as a top priority as I move along in my career, whatever “status” I have will be as much for others as it is for myself, because fame is nothing without generosity and kindness.” COS

    So thanks for bringing his message home more fully with this article. As you said, “We feel the gift that he is freely giving us each time we see him.” And as Suzy-Q observed, “he smiles with his whole body..” Even when his mouth is not visible, his smile and the love is right there in his eyes.

    FG#13 You almost made my Diet Dr. Pepper come through my nose. Muahahahahahaha!!!!

    His scowl is rather endorphin inducing too. 😛

    Pabuckie ~ Wow! According to that article, David is the living personification of Swagger! Thanks for sharing that.

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  25. FG said

    LOL Angelica. I’m afraid some folks didn’t get that since no one commented – it is from Silence of the Lambs, a line from Anthony Hopkins playing Hannibal Lector. He actually ate someone’s liver with a glass of Chiati. Some people have no class. LOL

    “Step away from the belt, ma’am, and no one gets hurt.”

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  26. SandyBeaches said

    Djafan…Thank you ever so much for the collage…David smiling over at the others, quite fine…You were all busy working quietly on this over the last while…and me, I was trying to write so that it passed the test of coherency…

    SB

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  27. Jen A said

    (((FG))) I for one gotcha!

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  28. Tawna21 said

    SB–this article is positively written by a true fan of David Archuleta, and I love it, and you for writing it. David’s smile is a really big and important part of why we love him. He brings rainbows thru clouds, roses in spite of thorns, lemonade from lemons, and snugglies from the cold. He lights up our lives and helps us to see the positive and ” accept[ing] the positive things about it and simply observing and acknowledging any negativity or weirdness” (COS pp. 170-2).
    Thank you, SB for bringing this topic to the surface. 🙂

    Tawna

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  29. SandyBeaches said

    tawna21…I am honored to be a true/sincere fan of David and I know that you are one as well. You have me thinking here just a bit, that perhaps the writings in his book gave my subconscious a nudge and presto…we have an article! Haha, not quite that easily done but a possibility…

    SB 😉

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  30. bebereader said

    SB: When I look through my stash of pics of David I realize that the majority of them are smile pics, and with good reason; his smile just makes me feel good and so I can never get enough. When David smiles, you can’t help but smile back at him; yes, even to a picture.

    Many times in The Voice Unplugged I ask everyone if they are smiling at the screen. I just know they are. You can feel it. And every time, the entire room ‘stands up’ and shouts a resounding, ‘YES!” LOL

    So thank you for paying tribute to David’s mega-watt, healing smile, a topic that will one day require a whole book to discuss.

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  31. SandyBeaches said

    Bebe…Thank you for the slideshow “When I See You Smile”…I have watched it a few times already and his smile radiates! You know that you are supposed to add years to your life if you are a person who smiles! The slideshows repeat so I use them to have as background when I am reading…

    TY Bebez…;)

    SB

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  32. FG said

    Remember this? It is on my IPOD touch. Did I ever tell you of my deep love for my IPOD?

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  33. bebereader said

    SB#31 My pleasure! It wasn’t too hard to find the pics! 😉

    FG#32 Love it! It’s one of our chatroom favorites!

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  34. SandyBeaches said

    FG…I have been recently looking at this and it goes so beautifully with all that we have in the article. I am so pleased that you added it… I also love my ipod right along with my iphone! 🙂 Our puppy loved the ear buds though. ;(

    SB

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  35. Marylee said

    Thank you for another lovely/heartfelt article, Sandy Beaches:

    The impacts of a smile: “It costs nothing, but creates much. It enriches those who receive, without impoverishing those who give. It happens in a flash and the memory of it sometimes lasts forever” ~ Dale Carnegie

    ~THAT DAVID ARCHULETA SMILE…I’ve never seen one like it & most likely never will.

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  36. bebereader said

    Several months ago David got up on stage at a We The Kings concert to sing “Heaven Can Wait” with the band. Finally a video surfaced with the camera on him. Still not the best sound but it’ll work. Meet Mr. Rockstar!

    credit dorksrock15

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  37. Susie said

    I have a couple subjects that I would like to express my opinion.

    Since this is the discussion of David’s smile I’m making a confession. I hated the cover art for his 1st album. When David smiles 99% of the time he communicates with others, why did Jive want to change that image. I agree the red clothing was catchy, but the seriousness and dark eyes made him look almost devilish and sick. OK, I said it, now I’ll let it go. P.S. to this comment – I should not have said hated (that is not a “David” word, he probably doesn’t even have it in his vocabulary). I should have said that I was seriously disappointed.

    OK, almost on the same subject – photo shoot for the album. The cover art for SBL blows me away. I pull it up and just stare at it. I feel he’s looking into my soul with positive thoughts and healing me. So totally the opposite of the 1st album cover.

    David tweeted after the album photo shoot about how much he enjoyed it. He didn’t think he could enjoy it that much and really at times forgot it was a photo shoot.

    You can see that in the photos. The SBL cover, the (not-official) album cover. He looks different, almost as if he finally agrees with us that he is “not goofy or weird looking” as he often described himself.

    His eyes and smile have more confidence. The chair photo, I think, is the most mature smile photo of David yet.

    I think he walked away from that shoot comfortable in his own “boots”, and I think his look has changed, i.e. the photos we’ve seen in the last few days.

    Never thought he’d be more beautiful, but David fans, we are in his spell and I am not looking for a way out.

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  38. Diana said

    So to better sum up my feelings on how he and his wonderful smile make me me feel I’m going to quote a song by Uncle Kracker called Smile too
    You´re better then the best
    I´m lucky just to linger in your life
    Cooler then the flip side of my pillow that´s right
    Completely unaware
    Nothing can compare to where you send me
    Lets me know that it´s ok yeah it´s ok
    And the moments when my good times start to fade

    You make me smile like the sun
    Fall out of bed
    Sing like a bird
    Dizzy in my head
    Spin like a record
    Crazy on a Sunday night
    You make me dance like a fool
    Forget how to breathe
    Shine like gold
    Buzz like a bee
    Just the thought of you can drive me wild
    Ohh you make me smile

    Even when you´re gone
    Somehow you come along
    Just like a flower poking through the sidewalk crack and just like that
    You steal away the rain and just like that

    You make me smile like the sun
    Fall out of
    bed sing like bird
    Dizzy in my head spin like a record
    Crazy on a Sunday night
    You make me dance like a fool
    Forget how to breathe
    Shine like gold
    buzz like a bee
    Just the thought of you can drive me wild
    Ohh you make me smile

    Don´t know how I lived without you
    Cuz everytime that I get around you
    I see the best of me inside your eyes
    You make me smile
    You make me dance like a fool
    Forget how to breathe
    Shine like gold
    buzz like a bee
    Just the thought of you can drive me wild

    You make me smile like the sun
    Fall out of bed
    sing like bird
    Dizzy in my head
    spin like a record
    Crazy on a Sunday night
    You make me dance like a fool
    Forget how to breathe
    Shine like gold
    buzz like a bee
    Just the thought of you can drive me wild
    Ohh you make me smile

    If there is anything I love more it’s Davids beautiful smile.

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  39. Diana said

    Oh Susie I agree with you too! I have to say that although David doesn’t understand why we genuinely love him since he thinks he is just ‘Just David’ that’s what makes him so lovable. His smile only enhances his handsom name.

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  40. Susie said

    Diane, I didn’t know the song so I checked it out on YouTube. I think it’s a song that David would want to cover. You were pretty clever finding another song called “Smile”.

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  41. Angelica said

    Diana,

    Thanks for bringing the lyrics to Smile by Uncle Kracker. I’ve heard it on the radio a few times and always liked it but didn’t know who it was by. He has a nice edgy quality to his voice and I agree, David could do this song proud. Here is the audio of it.

    [audio https://thevoicemyblog.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/uncle-kracker-smile.mp3%5D

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  42. djafan said

    SB…smiling here.

    “David’s smile turns the day into something natural and fun, giving an instant rush of happiness and calmness that reminds us that the day has truly been worthwhile. It may seem absurd to the casual reader, but we smile back at David during his vlog, we smile continuously while he is in our presence and even when we read his tweets.”

    No one’s smile has affected me like David’s. It lights up any place he is. The strange thing is that I can have the biggest smile with tears running down my cheeks. Why? I don’t know…lol But it is healing that is for sure.

    That collage was just a little work trying to get it to fit just so…but I loved making it and thank you.

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  43. Abrra said

    To complete the party, here is a fan tribute for David with Uncle Kracker’s “Smile” It is also a favorite in Unplugged chat.

    Abrra

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  44. SandyBeaches said

    Djafan, I just love to see those people with David, so it is special…

    Abrra…thanks for the video. There are pictures there that I have not seen before. Now we just need a crown for the King of Smiles! I have never seen anyone like him…

    SB

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  45. SandyBeaches said

    Sometime, somewhere or other…it just has to be…

    We have to discuss those pictures #6-10…

    SB

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  46. jackryan4DA said

    Have you guys seen this? I think it is a good video to re-tweet and onpass

    MusicNationHD’s review of SBL

    What I like most in this endorsement is that it is coming from someone in David’s age-bracket.

    And re those Pro-Am pix, am still reciting my mantra – He is young enuff to be my son… He is young enuff to be my son…

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  47. Angelica said

    SB,

    I’ll start the discussion of those pics #6-10.

    For starters, how in the name of all that is human does he bend the fingers of those man hands that far? I knew they were beautiful, but I had no idea they were that agile. Must be from all that piano playing.

    Photobucket

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  48. bebereader said

    Did you see this?
    If you’re in the New England area in late August, you can see David perform at Six Flags Ticket To Ride on August 27:

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    Price is free with park admission or season’s pass.
    http://ht.ly/18gEI1

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  49. SandyBeaches said

    Angelica…In response to those pictures #6-10 without a #8…

    I have long fingers and have played the piano for most of my life, so I tried the hand pose like David’s to see if I could do it. In no way could I come near to what he had done, therefore it must be some kind of flexibility that I haven’t seen before…

    Well, I guess we know where his cell phone is…

    He is buffed and I am at a loss for words, but there has been yet another transformation…

    SB

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  50. bebereader said

    Angelica #47 I remember being double-jointed when I was David’s age. I could bend my fingers in all sorts of funny directions. I don’t know when it stopped.

    Anyway, nice pics.
    In #6-10, I mean.

    I’ll be in The Voice Unplugged for awhile, cooling off. 😉

    http://www.livestream.com/thevoiceunplugged

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  51. emmegirl said

    That beautiful, sweet, sublime, magical, effectual, potent, rapturous, contagious, fetching smile…it can make your heart sing.

    FG 13- I don’t even know what to say anymore, rofl!

    Pics 6 thru 10 minus 8, just gonna say… they speak for themselves.

    And yes SB, yet another…

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  52. cb said

    This morning first thing, I read this article, watched the video, and slide show. What a lovely way to start the day. David’s smile is pure joy, and thanks to all of you here that make me smile too

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  53. bluesky said

    I. love. it. here.

    Beautiful article. (SB, we can never have enough of his smiles!)
    Beautiful smile vid. (Angelica is magical)

    Beautiful alien. (I hear a 5-note chime: Dum, dum, dum, bom, bom… Do not listen DA! That is NOT the mother-ship you are looking for!)

    We need more time to evaluate the effect of: Close encounters of the DA kind.

    (The light IS a little bright!)

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  54. emmegirl said

    Thanks JR for the review link – loved that perspective from someone of that age. Loved that he is looking forward to the album. Illegal download, not so great. I think it is much more accepted and practiced than I thought.

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  55. Tawna21 said

    Emmegirl #54–Illegal download is very common. A 20yr old girl that I work with admitted to me the other day that she never pays for any of her music. I reminded her that people have been prosecuted for doing it, but she didn’t seem worried. She commented that her grandma would probably be the only one to come and see her in jail, then laughed it off. Sad stuff ;(

    Changing the subject–do we know if the pro-am game will be televised?

    Tawna

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  56. Diana said

    Your welcome Angelica! Haha dang I never noticed he bent his finger all the way back! Hmm me thinks he could be a gymnast with that flexibilty lol. So lately I’ve been hearing alot of people I know compare David to Enrique Iglesias and how that might be the way David will be in the future and Im doing a paper on it for my summer assignment so I was wondering your guys opinion if you don’t mind? 🙂

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  57. Angelica said

    Tawna,

    The Pro-Am game will be televised on the NFL network and NBC sometime in mid August. I am still hoping for a ninja video before that.

    Diana,

    “So lately I’ve been hearing alot of people I know compare David to Enrique Iglesias and how that might be the way David will be in the future and Im doing a paper on it for my summer assignment so I was wondering your guys opinion if you don’t mind? :)”

    My opinion is that it sounds like a good article. Contact me at The Voice “Contact Us” link, top of page when you get it done. haha.
    In the meantime, I think he will probably move toward a less pop, more romantic/bluesy/Latin/soulful crooner in time. Except that he won’t be like anyone else. He may even usher in a whole new style of music that will borrow from each of these influences, including pop. With his knowledge of past music, passion, and musical genius, that would be my bet. Personally, I’m hoping for MUCH more of the Soul Man of Utah to emerge with a Latin flavor and pop groove.

    I’m really not up this late. I fell asleep working at my computer a long time ago and then I fell awake.

    As Truman would say, “Good morning, and in case I don’t see ya, good afternoon, good evening, and good night!”

    BTW, do you ever think that this ODD is something like The Truman Show (not as invasive) but where we keep track of his comings and goings constantly and are so invested in him that he’s a part of our daily existence and we love him and feel we know him?”

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  58. tracewillow said

    Bebe
    Your”action-filled” slideshow makes me think of the movement of positive energy that exudes from David – a positive energy which we need desperately for world harmony and peace.

    Sandy Beaches
    Your beautiful article…..”David brings out the common love…..and the compassion and thoughtfulness…….”

    Angelica
    Your endearing slideshow of Smile is filled with genuine and tender love from David.

    It is so simple.
    We need David.
    The world needs David.
    David brings us positive energy.
    David brings us compassion, genuine love for each other, strong feelings for world harmony and goodwill.

    We must treasure this great phenomenon that is David.

    I feel so lucky to be living at a time when David was born to us.

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  59. FG said

    BEBE #36 Hello Mr. Rockstar! Goood golly miss molly. GUH

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  60. SandyBeaches said

    Good morning and it is Saturday which is good! I am going with a friend to an outdoor country music fest today called Ridgefest…I am at present downloading a few of David’s tunes on my iphone…just incase I need them!!

    Pabuckie…I saw you on twitter. Do you have any news for us? We need news…please.

    SB

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  61. Pabuckie said

    Hi Sandybeaches! 🙂

    No news….slow day today. What’s your twitter name? I dont think I’m following you (if you want to give it-thanks) 🙂

    Glad to see David had some time to himself yesterday even though we’d all like to hear from him. Have a good time at the music festival!

    It’s extremely HOT here today in NY.

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  62. angelofdja said

    For English 101 I had to do an argument paper. I chose to argue against piracy. I was able to produce many counter arguments to those who use illegal downloads. Needless to say, NO-ONE cared about any of the “little” guys involved in creating CD’s. The biggest argument for the other side, was that “those musicians make millions”. My counter arguments were factual and as far as debate goes, I won. What didn’t happen is me changing anyone’s mind about the risk in illegal downloads if caught. They(mostly young college students) just don’t care.
    My English teacher was fresh out of college herself. She even let me know that she doesn’t pay for her music. 😦

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  63. dakgal said

    SB—Regarding pictures 6-10

    My inner 19yr old has been grounded for 2 weeks!

    And that’s all I have to say about that.

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  64. emmegirl said

    Angelica,
    “BTW, do you ever think that this ODD is something like The Truman Show (not as invasive) but where we keep track of his comings and goings constantly and are so invested in him that he’s a part of our daily existence and we love him and feel we know him?”

    … absolutely!

    Tracewillow, simplicity and truths. I love this.

    It is so simple.
    We need David.
    The world needs David.
    David brings us positive energy.
    David brings us compassion, genuine love for each other, strong feelings for world harmony and goodwill.

    We must treasure this great phenomenon that is David.

    I feel so lucky to be living at a time when David was born to us.

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  65. djafan said

    Mr. David Archuleta has been very quiet…hmmmm

    6 to 10 pictures minus..

    Dakgal

    “My inner 19yr old has been grounded for 2 weeks!

    And that’s all I have to say about that.”

    DITTO!!!!!

    Tejano Beat Interview…Make sure you watch from 2:05…squeeing!

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  66. bebereader said

    Tawna#55 The EA Madden NFL 11 Celeb Flag football game (from July 22) will be televised on August 8th on NBC. You can check out David’s schedule by clicking it on the gray toolbar up top.

    Emmegirl #54/Tawna#55 Re: Piracy

    The record companies make it too easy for people to steal music online. If they would stop leaking songs and full cds before the official release date it would help the problem, somewhat. Many people are satisfied with leaks even if they aren’t the final cut of the song and they have no intention of paying for the song when it officially drops. The feeling is ‘why pay if I don’t have to?’ But all musicians aren’t millionaires and many are just starting out and need the funds from the record sales. More to the point, stealing anything, including music is illegal. Sadly, I don’t see this situation changing anytime soon.

    I hope “The Other Side of Down” does NOT leak on the web but it probably will.

    djafan#65 Thanks for the squeefest! I love when David is asked to give advice to those just starting out in the business. Hmm…A musical genius, who has already been through the rigors of AI. I can’t think of a better mentor for AI contestants.

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  67. emmegirl said

    bebe, it’s maddening that so many are okay with illegal downloading. How are these artists suppose to make a living.

    I’ve heard the “they make money on touring” excuse. Well, how many tours are being cancelled or scaled back this year. And even at that, what are they suppose to do, spend their entire lives on the road touring because that is their only source of income.

    So, that’s why I buy multiples as I can afford of everything he has to offer. I want him to be happy and successful in every aspect of his life.

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  68. MunkFOD said

    bebe and emmegirl,

    Hi! I just had to comment on the illegal downloading that people do. I was thinking of all the artists that David has been writing with. It is close to 70 I think. I was thinking of how he has to pay for production, pics, videos made. etc. It makes me sick that people would steal from him by illegal downloading of his music and hard work. And it is true. He just about wore himself and his voice out touring that first year non-stop. David is such a hard worker. I wish there was something that could be done to stop the illegal downloading. I am glad that we have the opportunity to pre-order David’s CD. I hope that will help some. I really really really hope his CD is not leaked at all! David deserves all the success in the world. Think of all of the performances he is doing for charities…for free….He is something else. I thought it was cool that the ending on SBL was different on the purchased version. It really reveals who downloaded illegally.

    PS Been trying to get over my ODD. I keep thinking how stupid it is…..at my age….etc. My family doesn’t understand…..It is hard to stay away…

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  69. collegemom said

    munkfod – in the beginning when I was feeling silly for spending so much time on David-related youtubes, websites, everything, I realized that hey, no one apologizes for watching 3 hours of tv at night or for spending all season watching every football game or baseball game or whatever so why should I feel bad for spending time doing what I enjoy doing? How is watching youtubes of a David concert any different from watching a football game? (of course David is way more important than football, but get what I mean).

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  70. betsy said

    Everyone is saying that this is a big deal, so I guess it is! They are premiering David’s song on Kiss 108.

    http://www.kiss108.com/cc-common/ondemand/music.html?apid=6738

    Boston rocks.

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  71. djafan said

    bebe, munkfod, collegemom, emmegirl,

    It sickens me that David will loose any sales because of illegal downloading. Which is why I buy some much of his music to try to make up for it. I think his true fans do this, but I’m sure it’s not enough. Here’s hoping that they keep a tight lid on this CD before it drops.

    Amazon.com has The Other Side of Down available for pre-order now!

    http://www.amazon.com/Other-Side-Down-David-Archuleta/dp/B003WSFXNQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1280002073&sr=8-1

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  72. djafan said

    Munkfod….I tried to get over my ODD for about half a year…I gave up…lol

    Collegmom made some great points.

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  73. betsy said

    http://www.kiss108.com/cc-common/ondemand/….html?apid=6738

    Try this

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  74. bebereader said

    For what it’s worth, I used to love to browse in record stores, checking out the new songs before I found what I came in to buy. There would always be a new cd playing through the speakers, making shopping more enjoyable. Those stores are gone now thanks to the business they lost due to the downloading of music online, legally and illegally. This means that employees of those stores lost their jobs, too. We can still get music in stores like Walmart and Target but it’s just not the same as shopping in a smaller store that sells only music.

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  75. tracewillow said

    Angelofdja
    Great subject for your argument paper!

    I do not understand why whole songs are leaked before its release date, knowing well that there are “vultures” out there, waiting to illegally download.

    Hearing the words “I don’t care” by these illegal downloaders (mostly young college students) really saddens me, especially coming from young people, and it reveals an attitude that needs a total overhaul. Doesn’t their college education teach them anything?

    As Bebe #66 says ….”stealing anything including music, is illegal…..”

    Whether musicians can “make millions” from their tours is totally immaterial……you have to give them their rightful dues.
    This “stealing” thing troubles me much more when it involves David. And my heart is aching here for one who is so pure and good. We are taking from him money that he needs to make more wonderful music for us. He is not even using this hard-earned money for huge luxuries for himself or flaunting it.

    So I ask now: why does Jive leak the whole song?

    Emmegirl #64
    I am so glad you liked what I wrote.

    SB
    I feel like a “star” now that you quoted me in your very beautiful article! haha

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  76. djafan said

    This from wikipedia…

    The Other Side of Down

    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    The Other Side of Down
    Studio album by David Archuleta
    Released September 14, 2010 (2010-09-14)
    Recorded 2009-2010
    Genre Teen pop, R&B, pop, adult contemporary
    Label Jive
    David Archuleta chronology
    Christmas from the Heart
    (2009) The Other Side of Down
    (2010)
    Singles from The Other Side of Down

    1. “Something ‘Bout Love”
    Released: July 20, 2010

    The Other Side of Down will be the second studio album (third overall) by American singer-songwriter David Archuleta.[1][2] It will be released on September 14, 2010, in the United States, under Jive Records.
    [edit] Confirmed tracks

    * Something ‘Bout Love (lyrics: David Archuleta, music: Sam Hollander, Dave Katz, Chris DeStefano)

    [edit] Possible tracks

    Note: The tracks below may not be available in the final version of the album. Some of them could be available only on a special edition.

    * If I Could Only Be[3]
    * Not a Very Good Liar[4]
    * Parachutes[5][6]
    * All the Time[7]
    * Beautiful Distraction[8]
    * Fall Down[9]
    * The Last Thing (If Only)[10]
    * Northern Lights[11]
    * Look Around[12]
    * Imagine (John Lennon cover)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Other_Side_of_Down

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  77. bebereader said

    djafan: Thanks!

    * Something ‘Bout Love (lyrics: David Archuleta, music: Sam Hollander, Dave Katz, Chris DeStefano)

    So David wrote the lyrics to “Something ‘Bout Love”!

    How cool!!

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  78. bluesky said

    #68 Dear MunkFOD

    Your comments tugged at my heart. Sometimes I think being a DA fan is like playing golf. In the movie “Bagger Vance” the young boy tells how he feels that golf is the best game ever invented. He tells how you can only play against yourself. How you can only get mad at yourself. And that if you cheat and no one knows but you, you judge yourself. It is totally a game about character.

    So how does this compare? Well, to me, in a lot of ways it is the same. The reasons I am a DA fan are personal to me. The way it affects me when I hear him sing is personal to me. How much time I spend, my thoughts and what I get out of it are all personal to me.

    Even though we share experiences and laugh about the situation (both ups and downs) together, it is still us alone by the computer or by the ipod or in the room. DA is an intensely personal experience.

    So people either can relate or they can’t. Because they have not had a personal experience. I have to decide on my own why I do what I do and how valuable it is to me, how much it means in my life and why. I may not even know at first. I may have to figure it out or use others as a sounding board. (er… evidence the number of websites).

    Dear MunkFOD, you know for yourself why you come and what it means. That value and experience is yours alone and no one can take it from you. Like the game of golf: you have to trust yourself.

    (Dear DA: you made me take up “golf”. I really do not know how you accomplished that.)

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  79. Angelica said

    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/05/02/tech/main551969.shtml

    WASHINGTON, June 18, 2003
    Radical Illegal Download Remedy
    Sen. Orrin Hatch Favors Destroying Computers Of Illegal Downloader

    (CBS/AP) Illegally download copyright music from the Internet once, or even twice, and you get a warning. Do it a third time, and your computer gets destroyed.

    That’s the suggestion made by the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee at a Tuesday hearing on copyright abuse, reflecting a growing frustration in Congress over failure of the technology and entertainment industries to protect copyrights in a digital age.

    The surprise statement by Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, that he favors developing technology to remotely destroy computers used for illegal downloads represents a dramatic escalation in the increasingly contentious rhetoric over pirated music.

    During a discussion of methods to frustrate computer users who illegally exchange music and movie files over the Internet, Hatch asked technology executives about ways to damage computers involved in such file trading. Legal experts have said any such attack would violate federal anti-hacking laws.

    “No one is interested in destroying anyone’s computer,” replied Randy Saaf of MediaDefender Inc., a secretive Los Angeles company that builds technology to deliberately download pirated material very slowly so other users can’t.

    “I’m interested,” Hatch interrupted. He said damaging someone’s computer “may be the only way you can teach somebody about copyrights.”

    The senator, a composer who earned $18,000 last year in song-writing royalties, acknowledged Congress would have to enact an exemption for copyright owners from liability for damaging computers. He endorsed technology that would twice warn a computer user about illegal online behavior, “then destroy their computer.”

    “If we can find some way to do this without destroying their machines, we’d be interested in hearing about that,” Hatch said. “If that’s the only way, then I’m all for destroying their machines. If you have a few hundred thousand of those, I think people would realize” the seriousness of their actions.

    “There’s no excuse for anyone violating copyright laws,” Hatch said.

    Some legal experts suggested Hatch’s provocative remarks were more likely intended to compel technology and music executives to work faster toward ways to protect copyrights online than to signal forthcoming legislation.

    A spokesman for the Recording Industry Association of America, Jonathan Lamy, said Hatch was “apparently making a metaphorical point that if peer-to-peer networks don’t take reasonable steps to prevent massive copyright infringement on the systems they create, Congress may be forced to consider stronger measures.” The RIAA represents the major music labels.

    The entertainment industry has gradually escalated its fight against Internet file-traders, targeting the most egregious pirates with civil lawsuits. The RIAA recently won a federal court decision making it significantly easier to identify and track consumers — even those hiding behind aliases — using popular Internet file-sharing software.

    In May, it was reported that some of the world’s biggest record companies are quietly financing the development and testing of software that would sabotage the computers and Internet connections of people who download pirated music.

    According to the published report, the record companies are exploring options on new countermeasures, which some experts say have varying degrees of legality, to deter online theft: from attacking personal Internet connections in order to slow or halt downloads of pirated music to overwhelming the distribution networks with potentially malicious programs that masquerade as music files.

    http://www.theboot.com/2010/07/15/james-otto-song-downloads/

    In a story dated July 15, 2010

    James Otto took to Twitter this week to protest illegal downloading of music, offering a specific example of how it affects artists and songwriters.

    “I’ve known music piracy was rampant, but check it out,” he wrote. “This week I sold 7,500 singles (which is pretty good), but 80,000 people stole it. No wonder so many of my friends in the business are losing their jobs. Kinda scary. Half the [song]writers in Nashville can’t get a job anymore because of this. People pay five bucks for a cup of coffee, but not 99 cents for a song.

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  80. emmegirl said

    collegemom, bluesky – great posts.
    bluesky, loved that Will Smith movie, great analogy.

    MunkFOD – when I finally found that place where I realized I didn’t need anyone else to understand, it set me free.

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  81. emmegirl said

    Angelica, thanks for the info, very interesting.

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  82. Tawna21 said

    djafan #75—-oh yeah, man! look.at.that.list!! We can only hope that these songs will be on the album. It looks great, and what a treat to hear ‘Imagine’ with a long list of written-by-David songs. How perfect to know that David wrote the lyrics to SBL.
    But shhhh, Jive might be listening to us and leak something. Let’s just whisper, so they won’t hear us talking about a new CD in Sept.

    Angelica #78–great news find (umm yeah, Sen. Hatch is from Utah!) with good info. I’m wishing and hoping (isn’t there a song ‘wishin’ and hopin’?) someone can come up with a remedy for piracy. I ran into it alot when I worked for WordPerfect Corp. It certainly opened my eyes to work for a company like that.

    Bluesky– ❤

    Have a good rest of the weekend all!

    Tawna

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  83. nanaweize said

    Been on a little vacation…didn’t have very good internet connections so my O.D.D. became out of control. Very nice to come home to my computer and this article. Love everything about it!

    If you chance to meet a frown do not let it stay….
    Quickly turn it upside down and smile that frown away!
    No one likes a frowny face…change it for a smile!
    Make the world a better place by smiling all the while!

    I think David learned this song as a young boy just as my kids did. He not only learned it he believed it!

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  84. kaycee said

    Emmegirl…”when I finally found that place where I realized I didn’t need anyone else to understand, it set me free.” Thanks, just beautiful.

    MunkFOD, I hear ya! So been there!

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  85. Diana said

    Wow I totally know about the downloading illegally problem. Unfortunately a lot of High School kids download songs illegally too. Especially since the enconomy has been bad no one wants to buy a song for 1.29 when they can get it ‘free’ I have tried to persuade them that it’s wrong and that Artists and their teams work hard for those songs but they don’t seem to care enough to not do it anymore. I actually own have two digital copies of Davids album and 3 Crush singles and 2 SBL haha. So I hope that helps:/ oh and for sure Angelica I will send it to you when I finish my essay!

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  86. Hi. Going a bit off topic here: I was rummaging through some keepsakes of mine and I came accross this poem that was sent to me when I was in high school. Even though the person that sent it did not attach much meaning to it, I kept it. Something in the words always had special meaning to me. Even though back then I wasn’t sure what that was. When I read that poem again today, I understood. I believe that even back then, my heart was seeking and waiting for David to come along. The name of the poem was not included when it was sent to me. Also, I hope I’m not violating any copyright rules by posting it.

    You are a part of me. I do not know
    By what slow chemistry you first became
    A vital fiber of my being. Go
    Beyond the rim of time or space, the same
    Inflections of your voice will sing their way
    Into the depths of my mind still. Your hair
    Will gleam as bright, the artless play
    Of word and glance, gesture and the fair
    Youg fingers waving, have too deeply edged
    The pattern of your soul on mine. Forget
    Me quickly as a laughing picture sketched
    On water, I shall never know regret
    Knowing no magic ever can set free
    That part of you that is part of me.

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  87. Typo. It should be:

    Young fingers waving

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  88. bluesky said

    I loved that, Gayle!

    Here is the poem as I found it on the internet.
    No title, by Frank Yerby. It certainly sounds like
    something I have experienced with DA.

    Thank you for sharing it here.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    You are a part of me. I do not know
    By what slow chemistry you first became
    A vital fibre of my being. Go
    Beyond the rim of time or space, the same
    Inflections of your voice will sing their way
    Into the depths of my mind still. Your hair
    Will gleam as bright, the artless play
    Of word and glance, gesture and the fair
    Young fingers waving, have too deeply etched
    The pattern of your soul on mine. Forget
    Me quickly as a laughing picture sketched
    On water, I shall never know regret
    Knowing no magic ever can set free
    That part of you that is part of me.

    – Frank Yerby

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  89. Abrra said

    Gayle
    Just exquisite!

    A lovely verse that so much describes David.

    “Inflections of your voice will sing their way
    Into the depths of my mind still. Your hair
    Will gleam as bright,”

    Abrra

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  90. Abrra said

    A few pictures from Manila in ’09
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    More here: http://tinyurl.com/24224qa

    ************************************************************************
    I loved this finish to Stand by Me so much that I made a .gif. So Elvis-like at the very end.


    Abrra

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  91. MunkFOD said

    HI everyone,

    I just have to say that all of you have me in tears…happy tears. I appreciate so much the understanding and support of my ODD. I don’t think my family will ever understand, but you guys do. You are right, it is deeply personal and it isn’t going away. So I give up and support David with all my heart even tho he doesn’t know me and maybe doesn’t care….or even tho I will probably never meet him and get to say “thank you” or write him about all the great things he and his music have done for me, and even tho you guys don’t know me…. I will support him anyway because I need to. That is the only way I can say “thank you” to him. So thanks again for everything! You guys are great!

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  92. Abrra said

    MunkFOD

    “write him about all the great things he and his music have done for me, ”

    Write it and seal it with wax. Hang on to it. At some point when he tours, I am sure it will find its way to David. If not from you, then another fan will deliver it. We network that way, ya know?

    Abrra

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  93. bluesky said

    Sleepless, I roam.

    Angelica.. your GIF is a gift.

    (Thank you all so much for just accepting me as I am.)

    MunkFOD… boy, do I hear you. But you know what? There is a ripple in reality, a cause that comes after the effect, a wondrous submission that is born from resistance. If it is any consolation, it is spelled out in calculus formulas that assure us that resistance IS futile: because the sum of resistance is always equal to the capacity for change. I both drown and am born in the sensory tsunami that is DA. Because DA keeps his conduit open to the roots of life, I can safely die. Release becomes reception, and I once again find home.

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  94. MunkFOD said

    Abrra, Thanks, I will do that.

    Bluesky, I love that….”release becomes reception, and I once again find home.”

    Thanks again everyone and have a great day!

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  95. Susie said

    David tweeted about seeing Enrique Iglesias last night. His tweet referring to the “girls screaming their heads off”. haha

    Do you think he realizes that so many of his fans feel the same way about him?

    BTW, Enrique’s moves are a bit “risque” to say the least.

    Did anyone see him sing “Hero” on the Today Show recently?

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  96. emmegirl said

    Diana, great to hear that as a young person you understand the value monetarily and otherwise in supporting your favorite artists! Way to go!

    Abrra – gah, that gif!

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  97. SandyBeaches said

    Good Sunday morning…

    You just never know when someone is reading our comments…I was at a 10 hour music fest yesterday and I am very ‘thankful’ that I could go to my iphone and tune in to The Voice. There were long intermissions while the crews changed over the equipment and did the sound checks, so I went on to the site to keep myself focused in the hot afternoon sun…Thank you commenters for being there!!

    The several thousands of people filled the farmers’ fields that were gorgeous enough to be golf courses. People were friendly, lineups for food were 200 people deep but there was the music and people liked to chat…I had a few revelations while there…My friend bought us VIPs although they were not as wonderful as David’s…of course…The weather was perfect, the Bay of Fundy bordered the grounds and all was quite fine. I tried to study WHY it was taking so long for the crews on stage but I came to the conclusion after the fifth performer, that perhaps the crew feels that they are part of the performances and like the stage time and the whistles and the calls. David’s intermissions are never that long…The performers were well known stars and quite excellent with their performances but…the emotions, ah, the emotions…were not the same…I will be more brief, I missed David especially when a lovely female singer (similar to Shania Twain) told us the story about her favorite song as a child…”Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me”…Really, I thought for an instant…what? No one else is allowed to sing that song, seriuosly.

    It is good to be home on this quiet Sunday…

    SB

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  98. emmegirl said

    Susie, the way he said that tweet cracked me up – “he has those girls screaming their heads off.”

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  99. SandyBeaches said

    Emmegirl…I was pleased that David saw the reaction to Enrique…go David!!!

    SB

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  100. SandyBeaches said

    I just had to post this…hope it works for me.

    SB

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  101. Susie said

    I just have something as “food for thought”.

    I intermediately comment and was graciously welcomed on my first comment back in May with a “Happy Dance from David” – a gif. of David’s dancing in Miami at the Jordan Sparks event. You just don’t know how it makes me feel to revisit that welcoming post.
    Anyhow, I’ll move on.

    I’ve noticed with the last few article posts that so many more fans have “come out of the closet” to post and to share their ODD with those who understand.

    I’m sure the “regulars” (sorry, I emphasize with ” marks)know who they are talking to. For example, sex, age, location, depth of ODD. Sometimes when I read, I cannot tell who is commenting.

    Would it be against the email rules, or the rules of THE VOICE to create a “blogger’s profile”. Maybe something on the side bar, that on a volunteer basis, would give a short profile of the email addresses that comment. Name, sex, age, location, family status (are you married, a mother, a grandmother, etc) and maybe happiest experience about David. Anything that the poster would feel comfortable in sharing.

    As this website grows as a family; would just help all to know each other. Possibly help those who have misunderstood ODD or hidden ODD to join similar ODDers at a concert or something and mega-multiply the experience.

    Just a thought, curious for your comments.

    Have a Blessed Sunday!

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  102. emmegirl said

    SB, the irony is, as far as natural performance skills, David already runs circles around most everyone out there, I don’t care who they are.

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  103. SandyBeaches said

    Emmegirl…I like the comic visualization, since I am tired I suppose…and David runs so fast as we know…Your point is well taken…seriously.

    SB

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  104. Abrra said

    Susie
    I speak for myself only.

    Some of the mystique of fan sites is anonymity. Sharing such personal details on a public forum may draw unwanted attention to our posters.

    Admins will gladly pass along a senders email address to another poster if asked. It is up to the recipient to decide to respond.

    Our contact is listed in the header drop down. TheVoiceDA@gmail.com

    As far as getting to know each other on a more personal level, well that’s what we do in the (http://www.livestream.com/thevoiceunplugged) Unplugged chat! Its quite a fun place when we have a group going. I wish more would avail themselves. You will be amazed by just stopping in when no one is around and watching David.

    Abrra

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  105. emmegirl said

    SB, lol!

    Is there anyone else out there who can do THIS, in a concert arena or in a parking lot or wherever and perform with this passion and sound this amazing! If there is, please point me in their direction.

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  106. Susie said

    Abrra:

    Thanks for your comments! I will soon join you live chat.

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  107. Abrra said

    Great! I plan to be around tonight in chat. It is best to use Firefox when coming there. The video plays smoother.

    Firefox latest version:3.6.8
    http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/

    Abrra

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  108. betsy said

    emmiegirl #105
    Funny. I watched that Angels video several times last night. Glad you posted it again.

    Susie #95
    Yes, I think David realizes his fans feel the same way about him. And I think he misses touring. He loves the reaction he gets. It’s all part of it. He said so at a vip.
    There was a little back and forth Q and A. Someone asked what he thinks about when he sings. He said it depended on the song. He said singing feels good. Someone joked – “and all of your adoring fans?” he said he loves that part too. It’s “all a part of it. It feels good.”

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  109. Abrra said

    @BradRussell Just met David Archuleta & his cousin in our hotel lobby.
    his twitter bio
    “Lead Pastor of Dulles Community Church in the DC suburbs. Love my girls, football season, & breaks at the ocean. Love anything that compels people toward God.”
    Washington DC

    The question is what city is the hotel in? hahah

    Abrra

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  110. emifriend said

    Wow and I will say it backwards.. WOW
    So many things on here have just made me stop and think and SMILE and rethink…

    Oh SB, I think this post is grand and I hope it never ends! The Smile…I know that if “a face can launch a thousand ships” David’s smile can launch ALL the ships. The only thing I can think to add to all of the beautiful thoughts,words and comments is this: For me, a large part of the beauty of David’s smile is that it is “safe.” By that, I mean that David’s smiles are real and authentic; they spring up from within him, very often in response to something ( like Zero Gravity being launched on certain cell phones during book signings), and it’s his honest response..David once said he doesn’t need to “fake smile,” and I believe him. I trust David’s smiles because he has shared with us the sincerity of his heart and thoughts. Knowing the heart behind the smiles helps me love his smiles all the more.

    A lot of famous, talented people have beautiful smiles: Meg Ryan, Mario Lopez, David Letterman ( ha, kidding). What makes David’s different is the sincerity and heart of David that goes with it. None of them have videos made in tribute to their smiles ( or well perhaps I have not looked and found any) So when David smiles, it feels different than when one of those talented stars smiles..I guess we don’t just see David’s smiles.. we feel them and we believe them.

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  111. emifriend said

    Bluesky.. Is this really true: “the sum of resistance is always equal to the capacity for change”?
    wow.. I have never heard that but it gives me hope! Thanks for posting that!

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  112. betsy said

    One more thing, and it’s not David. Although it is on topic. I have always loved Dennis Quaid’s smile.
    “Who’s the best pilot you ever saw?”

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  113. betsy said

    p.s. I think every time I start to go into overdrive with the fangirling, I try to think of someone else. Like I have to remind myself that there are others in the world. I just now realized that I have been doing this for a few months now.
    Hmmm.

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  114. emmegirl said

    Betsy, I always thought DQ had a great smile too.

    ” just now realized that I have been doing this for a few months now.” … telling, haha!

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  115. SandyBeaches said

    Betsy…I have told myself that there are other great singers with super personalities and that I should pay attention and not have tunnel vision…but for these last two years and more, I am happy to be living in this moment…

    SB

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  116. djafan said

    Good morning!

    Nanaweize,”He not only learned it he believed it!”, and he makes me believe it!

    Susie and Munkfod…come to chat, we do all our sharing there and we have tons of fun while watching and listening to David’s music and videos.

    SB, I keep running into that same problem, the original singers of songs David has covered just don’t sound right singing their own songs! Thank you again for this article, it’s produced a wonderful thread.

    Emifriend, “By that, I mean that David’s smiles are real and authentic; they spring up from within him, very often in response to something ( like Zero Gravity being launched on certain cell phones during book signings”

    Lovely memory of the David look and smile… 🙂

    bluesky, “There is a ripple in reality, a cause that comes after the effect, a wondrous submission that is born from resistance. If it is any consolation, it is spelled out in calculus formulas that assure us that resistance IS futile: because the sum of resistance is always equal to the capacity for change. I both drown and am born in the sensory tsunami that is DA. Because DA keeps his conduit open to the roots of life, I can safely die. Release becomes reception, and I once again find home.”

    Oh wow, just wow!

    Betsy, there are others? lo

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  117. djafan said

    SB… My favorite of David’s run on AI… 🙂

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  118. SandyBeaches said

    Emifriend…

    I love your backwards WOW…

    I don’t believe that we have said it all about David’s smile. Smiles have healing properties that we didn’t get into for starters and I suppose a smile bringing on a great feeling of well being falls into that category. His smile has effects on people around the world and this is done without a word spoken.

    When David speaks about Christmas and birthdays and presents, he tells us that the gifts are not what is foremost of importance to him. Sincerity and compassion along with caring are more important, therefore David is an exceptional person especially in the entertainment industry. David is one of the figures who stands up against the concept of revolving around the self. We would love to see the world revolve more around David’s beliefs and that is why he is priceless…or one reason…

    SB

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  119. SandyBeaches said

    Thank you Djafan #116…

    I am going to have Jimmy Fallon thank you cards tonight!

    SB

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  120. betsy said

    Dj #116 – Not really 🙂

    SB #115 – ♪ 1:36-1:41 ♪
    Every time I hear that I need to acknowledge it. Still. Over two years later. HOW DID HE DO THAT?
    His voice is an instrument that makes a sound like no other.

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  121. SandyBeaches said

    Oh Betsy…that is awesome. There are so many parts to his voice. I remember the first night that he sang ‘Imagine’…most people do, but I counted the times that I repeated the song and I took a breather after 17 times, each time hearing something new…

    SB

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  122. Pabuckie said

    SB: Don’t know if you saw my message yesterday. Do you have a twitter account?

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  123. SandyBeaches said

    Pabuckie…Sorry, I did not answer yet. I follow David and check out others as they appear but I don’t have anyone following me. I use it seldom at this point…

    SB

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  124. Pabuckie said

    SB: Oh, that’s ok! Here’s some nice artwork from Juan (Rabid)

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

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  125. djafan said

    All this talk today motivated me to search for David smile tributes on youtube. I’ve put them up on the vodpod on the upper left sidebar.

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  126. embe said

    Betsy: “SB #115 – ♪ 1:36-1:41 ♪
    Every time I hear that I need to acknowledge it. Still. Over two years later. HOW DID HE DO THAT?
    His voice is an instrument that makes a sound like no other.”

    That sound he makes, just that sound alone, even totally disconnected from the rest of the song, is enough to make me cry. I have never, ever heard anything like it.

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  127. SandyBeaches said

    Jimmy Fallon has a spot on his show that he uses for the occasional signing of his thank-you cards. His signing of cards is on youtube. After watching him a few times I have found myself saying thank-you for special things that people do…so here goes…

    Card #1~I want to thank ‘The Voice’ for allowing me the privilege of placing David and Andrea Bocelli together in the same sentence and hopefully this will be the first of many times that they will be acknowledged together.

    Card #2~Thank-you Pabuckie for pictures in comments #6-#10 except #8 because it was not a picture. We found that as much as we wanted to, we could not bring ourselves to comment on them, but we tried.

    Card #3~Thank-you Angelica for adding the beautiful slideshow tribute of ‘Smile’ sung by Michael Jackson with the awesome pictures of David. What a wonderful combination of singers.

    Card #4~Thanks to all the admins. for additional videos and pictures which are always great for our viewing pleasure.

    Card #5~Thank you to Mother Teresa for her beautiful quotes, although she is gone her memory lives on. I would love Mother Teresa to have had the occasion to meet David and then write a quote about him.

    SB

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  128. betsy said

    Embe #126 I feel exactly the same way.

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  129. Abrra said

    SOON!
    They are going to play David on Kiss 108 I am listening now at 9 pm est and they just said its coming up soon.
    Listen live here:
    http://www.kiss108.com/main.html

    Top left corner is the LIVE button.

    Played at 9:47pm with old Cd art. /sigh

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    Abrra

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  130. betsy said

    This is what David was tweeting about last night.

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  131. emmegirl said

    Grabbed these tweets from another site:

    @ billboardcritic: Power pop vocal production of the week goes to David Archuleta’s new single “Something ‘Bout Love”

    @billboardcritic Archuleta’s sophomore album is the true test of any “Idol” grad ability to fulfill his or her potential. Insiders say he’s done just that!

    WOO HOO HOOOOOOOOOO!!

    Anyone who tweets, please retweet!

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  132. SandyBeaches said

    Oh Betsy…Was this the actual performance that David saw? White Tshirt and blue jeans…

    SB

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  133. SandyBeaches said

    Fabulous Emmegirl…the news we were waiting for and wanted to hear! Way to go David…

    SB

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  134. bebereader said

    SB#132 I’ve been a fan of Enrique’s for a long time but lately he’s gotten a little OTT. He used to bring ladies up onstage and sing to them but it’s evolved into more about touchy-feely than about the song. Whatever works for him, I guess.

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  135. emmegirl said

    #130, idk, but I don’t get it. What is this called exactly… performance petting? It’s not that I have a problem with it, it’s perfectly innocent, I guess I just don’t see the big deal (any chance I’m out of the required age bracket?)

    I’ll take this any day of the week

    or every single Rexburg performance!

    (Can I say, I am very sad muldur’s Rexburg videos are now private, even though I totally understand. They were amazing, as they always are.)

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  136. emmegirl said

    SB – Don’t cha love it! The entire world needs to now sit up and take notice that (to quote several who he worked with on this album:

    “David Archuleta is a force to be reckoned with.”

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  137. SandyBeaches said

    Bebe…I just finished showing the video to my daughter and she said almost word for word what you wrote. He must be looking for something different in his stage presentation. I haven’t seen a video of him for some time…

    You are so right Emmegirl and we are so fortunate.

    SB

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  138. djafan said

    Emmegirl…thanks for those tweets!!!

    They got bombarded with new David fan followers and tweets and loved it!

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  139. SandyBeaches said

    I do love it Emmegirl, he is always a force to be reckoned with over and over again…

    SB

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  140. emmegirl said

    David, you want to see screaming, I suggest this:

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  141. tracewillow said

    Bebe#134
    I agree with you about Enrique – too OTT. Too “touchy-feely”. David does not need to do that to get our love – and I don’t think he will ever do that.

    Emmegirl#136
    Oh Yes!!
    “David Archuleta is a force to be reckned with.”
    Took them a long time to wake up and realise it!

    By the way, how does he Sing AND Smile simultaneously?
    I tried it just now, but my mouth just can’t form the words properly while smiling.

    Super slide show Abrra – so professional! And he looks so YUM!

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