The Voice David Archuleta

“I Sing Because It Makes People Feel Good..”

Posted by bebereader on Thursday, July 29, 2010

Unique.  Angelic.  Powerful.  Calming.  Expressive.  One-of-a kind.  Mesmerizing.  Priceless. Unmatched.  Addictive.  Healing.  The kind of voice that comes along once in a lifetime.  I am nearly out of adjectives to describe The Voice of David Archuleta.  For two and a half years I have craved the pure sound of his voice ad infinitum.  Could there be a scientific explanation for this? Is it possible that his voice has a healing power?

It occurred to me that David’s voice might actually contain a quality similar to other sounds I find soothing like waves crashing at the beach, birds singing or the sound of rain falling.  When I hear his voice, very simply, I feel good.  His speaking voice has the same effect on me.  There is a magical quality in his voice that is hard to define and, for me, remains a mystery. The timbre of his voice makes my blood pressure go down and my endorphins begin to multiply.  But there’s more.

Music has always been a very large part of my life.  My favorite songs are like comfort food but this is different.  It’s personal.  David’s voice speaks directly to me and makes me feel happy to be alive.  It transports me to another hemisphere, eases any emotional pain and somehow makes me feel whole again.  David’s voice puts all the fragments of my hurting soul back together like a completed puzzle.  How he does this I don’t know but I do know that it’s part of his gift.  His voice is healing for me.

Aiming to create a balance in the body, hospitals use music to help patients heal.  The desired outcome is, of course, to promote wellness, manage stress, alleviate pain, relieve muscle tension and to improve quality of life.  Music is played in the background in doctors and dentist’s offices to make people relax; in elevators, in malls, in gyms to put you in a good mood.  There is a theory that when we were babies, still in the womb, we were influenced by our mother’s heartbeat, the first calming sound.  And we never stop craving that safe environment.

Science is now documenting what mystics have known forever, that everything that exists does so with vibrations.  Humans and animals respond to certain tones and frequencies. Anything that heals us somehow alters our frequency resonance.  Our brains produce wave patterns that can be measured with instruments.  Our voices also produce wave patterns that show frequency information which relates to our physical and emotional health.

“Our voices tell our life stories, they are the very blueprint of our psyche, and therefore  how we use our voice can utterly change our lives.”

~~Stewart Pearce, “The Alchemy of Voice”

There are daily accounts by people who come forward to tell their stories of how the sound of  David’s voice has healed them.  Names have been removed for purposes of anonymity.

Trust me…like you…David Archuleta has touched many of our lives..and I can’t tell you how many times his music has lifted my spirit. He is truly inspirational and surprises and brings enjoyment to my life every day.”

“…..just recently helped me through a really difficult time. It was like a balm on my soul when I really needed it. David’s voice fits perfectly with the lovely melody of the song and the combination delivers a wonderful calming and healing vibe.”

“…I took out my iPod and thinking about what I wanted her to hear of David for the first time, I had chosen ‘Somebody Out There‘. She took my ear buds, placed them in, and I started the song. I quietly prayed that she would be able to feel David’s words ease her pain. About half way into the song, I looked over and her eyes were beginning to fill with tears. She then covered her eyes and began to weep. Yikes! I was a little afraid that maybe this was something that I shouldn’t have done, yet I knew David’s music WAS affecting her. When the song finally finished, she removed the ear buds and looked over to me…She quietly said, ‘I don’t know how to thank you for letting me listen to him…listen to his song. …This David’s voice is like an angel and his words were words that I’ve needed to hear.’ We talked a little more, then I said here’s one more, and this one’s for you. This time I played ‘Angels‘ for her and although she began to shed tears again, this time she was smiling…I’d been given the chance to share ‘David and his music‘ and it HAD made a difference in someone’s life that day.”

“I have saved and lost many soldiers on my hospital beds in the E.R. in Baghdad, Iraq, 28 CSH. For the last six months I could not find peace in my heart after I left. I could not find sleep. I could not find reason. I found all of those things tonight as you sang, and I wept so hard. You have an amazing gift. I will take the risk and dream again. I will imagine. Thank you, David. You brought belief back to a grieving soldier M.D. Your voice is a healing balm.” ~~Iraqi soldier (ITunes commenter on David’s “Imagine” during American Idol Season 7)

In Chords of Strength , David confirms that he’s aware of music’s ability to heal…

“I personally love the type of music that has the ability to lift and heal and inspire.” ~~David Archuleta, p. 180

“As a singer I feel it quite often, and when I look out into the crowds, I can see when they feel it, too; it is a momentary and collective catharsis that packs a punch.” ~~David Archuleta p. 196

“It was one of those moments when music came in where words could not–when a melody could do for a person’s soul what a string of spoken sentences would never be able to do. Here was music stepping in, not as entertainment, but as genuine emotional help, an insight that would give meaning to the kind of singer I would always aspire to be.”~~David Archuleta p. 202

Though I didn’t necessarily know what I was singing about, I knew exactly how that song made me feel–a raw sentiment that I saw reflected in the eyes of an elderly woman whose tears of appreciation slowly trickled down into her lap.  She was in a wheelchair, she could barely talk, but here she was very touched by the song, perhaps transported to a happier time in her life when all was well. She later told us that the song instantly rekindled lost memories of her late husband, and gave her an unexpected feeling of happiness that day…I could feel the melody soothe so many of this poor woman’s pains, and I could see the lyrics fill her heart with peace.” ~~David Archuleta pp. 197-198

“It was another one of those moments when the power of song, combined with the truth about human emotion, came together in a way that felt totally healing. Once again I understood that a certain song could strike enough feeling to inspire the kind of therapeutic force that we need when bad things happen.” ~~David Archuleta p. 200

…but does he realize how healing his own voice is?

David Archuleta and his voice will continue to touch people’s hearts and lives.  In Chords of Strength, he said “I sing because it makes people feel good, and that is the truth.”  Perhaps his destiny is to bring happiness and healing to the world with his voice.  Onstage, he dares to give it all away and he surrenders his heart and soul to the music.  His voice may be as soothing as ocean waves.  It may have the same frequency as the patter of rain falling on the ground.  It may even have the same vibration as that of a songbird.  But I won’t put it to the test because I don’t have to.  The proof is already out there.

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140 Responses to ““I Sing Because It Makes People Feel Good..””

  1. annmargaret said

    bebereader, you said everything I feel. Music has been a major force in my life too. I still have 200 or so songs on my iPod not recorded by David. BUT! David has not become ordinary to me. I have all of his songs on there too and he is who I always want to hear. Angels a capella/New Orleans, Imagine at the Hollywood Christmas Tree Lighting. Pure bliss,comfort.
    Any live Zero Gravity still gives me butterflies. I wish everyone felt like we do about him. I feel certain David will have a long successful career. I’m so glad I’m alive at this time. So fortunate to know of David Archuleta.
    Thank you for such a beautiful post.

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  2. Shawna said

    Bebe, I absolutely love this! Since first coming to this site I have become far more educated than I ever thought possible for me!!

    Today I drove in the car with 4 teenage girls on a church outing and I methodically placed David ‘s book inside the pouch behind my seat in the car so they could see it!! It is well known my fascination with him amongst all the girls, but I don’t think they knew how much!! When they got in my car, I warned them that the only music in my car was him and they were all okay with that!!! They noticed the book as soon as they hot in the car, and they thumbed through it and talked about how much they loved him on idol and come to find out, even one of them had gone to his March 2009 concert in SLC even. They were familiar with his CD and even Zero Gravity, but had no idea about his book nor his Christmas CD. So since we had a good hours ride ahead of us, I told them I had it in my car and they all wanted to listen to it! But instead of playing his CD I played them Abbra’s CD of his live singing of the songs!! We listened to Christmas music in July our whole way there and just before we got there I played them “Be Still My Soul” with him bearing his soul before singing it and they were so moved by it!!! Two of the girls love “Beaver” right now, but I was able to explain to them the difference between them, and Bebe, by dang, I used some of the words you used here to try to explain to them what it is about David Archuleta that is so special!! It just amazes me to know that this young man has affected so many in exactly the same way he has me! That there really is something extra special about him and I am not alone in my awe of him, that I have all of you to share it with!!!

    One thing they shared with me is that they have never watched AI again cause they were so upset that he lost and because no season could compare with it ever!! I loved that!! I had so much fun telling them all about what he has been doing the past 2 years and also shared his new song with them!! They wanted to listen to it over and over again on the way home and said they were all going to iTunes as soon as they got home to download it!!! Woohoo!!! I certainly didn’t mind this little road trip today one bit!! I was in my happy “David” place the whole time!!!

    Sorry this is so long, but one more thing…..”Something ‘Bout Love” has a very strong healing power to it also! This past week I had my heart literally broken! I felt how love can break your heart and tear you apart!! My heart honestly hurt more than I ever thought possible for hours and hours that day. But as I lay there feeling so sad, I thought, I need David’s voice to get me through this! First I listened to “Desparate”, then “Somebody Out There” and I could feel my heart healing slowly, and the “Something ‘Bout Love” came on my iPod next and as I really listened to the words , the tears stopped flowing and as the song came to an end, I knew I was going to be all right and that I would live through this!! I felt whole again and I wasn’t going to let this take me down!! His voice healed me that day and I will be forever grateful for that!

    Thank you, Bebe, I needed this article tonight more than you will ever know! I love everyone here at The Voice, and can’t wait for the day we may all get to meet in one place! Won’t that be grand??

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  3. Diana said

    Wow thanks Bebe what a wonderful article! It’s true that David’s voice and music can heal someone. What I’ve come to realize is that every time I am sad or depressed or angry I automatically put a David song on and it makes me feel better. During one of the hardest times of my life so far I felt so alone and helpless like nothing could help and every night I would listen to Falling and Desperate and through time it helped me get out of my rut. I think the most powerful lyric in falling is the end when David sings about how the person will not commit suicide and keep pushin to the end. Another example is when i saw David perfrom Not a very good liar I was going through the almost same thing the girl in his song was going through and it helped me so much. I’m glad Somethin bout Love is his single because I am hoping that this song will help somebody else and they will stumble across one of The Voices concert videos and they will see what we’ve been seeing all along.

    Shawna: Yay for showing the girls chords of strength!

    Sorry this is long lol

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  4. Pabuckie said

    Bebe: Beautiful article and there’s not much I can add to it!

    I love David’s voice (his timbre and speaking voice too)!
    His music makes me happy and I can’t go a day without listening to it.

    All I know is when I’m having a bad day if I haven’t heard him sing, I feel out of sorts and stressed out. His music is like medicine and once I hear him sing he just “changes” the way I feel. He gives me hope, he lifts my soul, he “changes” my mood, he makes me feel that no matter what is going on, everything will be alright.

    The messages in his music are powerful and uplifting and his rich, velvety voice is soooo soothing like nothing I’ve ever heard before.
    When David sings I don’t just “hear” a beautiful voice or song…I “feel” his voice…it pierces right through my soul.

    Thank you for your beautiful article Bebe!

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  5. Abrra said

    Bebe
    In this article you did a wonderful job in explaining how David’s music heals the soul. It matters not if they are a long time fan or first time listener. The emotion he evokes from a song invites us stand beside him in spirit and feel what he feels. I did not own an iPod until I began listening to David’s music. He is the only artist I have playing on mine. I don’t really need any other to entertain me. What Shawna said about choosing the live Cd music is the reason I make Cd’s from live performances. Studio recordings are good but the live recordings reveal David’s truth in the moment in front of an audience. While we draw a sense of healing from his voice, he draws energy and rebirth for each song that he performs live. This is evidenced by how he changes up some notes on the fly when he sings.
    I have this mp3 mash up of vocalizations taken from his CFTH tour. It’s quite soothing. I do not recall (sorry!) how it came to me, so I can’t give proper credit. I will share it here:

    David-No Words! mp3 http://www.mediafire.com/?9wagqy1yggrizb5

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    credit: gengen

    Abrra

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  6. emilyluvsarchie said

    Bebereader, I love this article. It is amazing when you think about the fact that many others are affected the same way we are when we hear David sing.You have done a great job describing that feeling, and I’m glad because it is hard to explain to people sometimes. When I read those quotes you selected from Chords of Strength, it is surprising that they came from an 18 (then) or 19 year old. He is so insightful, I’m glad music has always affected David the way it has as that is part of what encourages him to share his gift with others. I just hope he realizes how much good he has done for so many.

    Shawna, In our car it is always David too! My friends like it that way, haha!

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  7. FG said

    BEBE! This is LOVE. I once collected letters from fans and put them together in a notebook which I gave to Jeff at Ford Day. I hope he has seen them. I’d like to share my letter with you guys.

    Dear David,
    Your voice jumped out of my television and into my heart as I tuned into another season of American Idol. I have watched the show every season, and was ready for another entertaining one this year. I had no idea that I was about to be overcome with a rush of emotions, and plunge head-first into a joy I hadn’t experienced before.

    From the first moment I heard you sing, I knew that you were something special. It seemed as though you weren’t singing, or performing, but acting as a channel though which the music came. Your voice touched a place in me that I didn’t even know existed, a place where flying feels possible, and love and beauty abounds. I have never been so moved by someone’s voice before, and I don’t believe that I will be again. I didn’t know I needed to feel that place, but you came and showed it to me. I didn’t know that my heart could soar so high and I that I could be so uplifted by a voice, but you sang and the path became illuminated, and I’ve been in flight ever since.

    Getting to know you during the season just endeared you to me all the more. Your sweet spirit and humility, your joy and strength of character are an inspiration and a blessing. Thank you for sharing your gift with us. It means more to me than you will ever know.

    I wish you much success, love, happiness, healthy children, and a life filled with music. May your soul soar as high as you have helped mine to do, and may God bless you always.

    An Archie for Life,
    FunnyGirl

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  8. emmegirl said

    Bebe, can’t wait to read what looks like a beautiful article, but just wanted to quickly post this from another site:

    “I read on another site (not a DA fansite) the following:
    1. IMPORTANT POINT 1: Downloads need to be activated before they count as sales, so make sure you open each of the downloads.
    2. IMPORTANT POINT 2: To comply with chart rules, you can only purchase up to 3 copies in one transaction. If you are planning to purchase more than 3, leave a gap of several hours before you make your next transaction.”

    Have no idea if this is accurate, but not taking any chances. Of the several SBL copies I downloaded I only opened and play the first one.

    If this is accurate info, hope everyone can get the word out. Off to itunes… have a great day.

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  9. I said

    Bebe! excellent article.

    Test No. 1 – The Voice Of David Archuleta
    I do not speak English
    2008-2010: CD’s, VBlog and YouTube: I do not understand his words and songs
    Blog (google. Thank).

    Thank God y David!

    1. I have traveled to USA, I met with David and speak Spanish (Gift).
    2. David communicates with his body (face, hands, eyes, legs, and others) are not required to speak English

    I am happy his voice and movements.

    PD: Djafan, Gladys, Embe, FG, Gayle122890 and others ( HELPS ME). Me llevo 1 hora escribir este comentario. Abrra estara orgullosa de mi. Verdad?

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  10. Abrra said

    #9
    Estoy muy orgulloso de si! Mantenga uo el buen trabajo y publicará más!

    I used this to reply to “I”
    http://translate.google.com/#

    Abrra

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  11. MunkFOD said

    David’s voice is healing and calming and brings me happiness….makes me laugh, makes me dance, makes me cry happy tears… I had to travel an hour to a doctor yesterday. I was really apprehensive and scared… I listened to “Be Still My Soul” and other “David music” all the way. You are absolutely right. I don’t just “hear” David’s voice and music but I “feel” it. I felt a great calm come over me. I am so grateful for David sharing his gift with me. He is just plain awesome!

    PS! Can’t wait for the new CD! This year is going to be so much fun!

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  12. Suzy-Q said

    It’s funny how yesterday I was just thinking how much I love the sound of David’s speaking voice. I had been watching his Capital One performance over and over again and I thought about how I love his speaking voice. Like you said, Bebereader, his soothing voice does has a familiar sound. I never thought of it that way before reading your article but, it makes sense. Thanks for taking your time to share your thoughts with us.

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  13. MunkFOD said

    Hope you guys don’t mind me posting this article from another site. But it comes from the last few words of COS and I think it is a great idea! Maybe we could all consider doing this! I think David would love it!

    BeckyFOD

    Great idea! RT @FanScene: Project: “Can’t Sing? – Plant a Tree!” –> http://shar.es/mLvaZ

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  14. gemzone said

    Wow I can’t quit crying…. Look what you made me do! Thank you for this beautifully written post. This is one I will come back to often. I love this site thanks to all who write here. I come everyday just to read and love every minute of it.

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  15. Abrra said

    Gemzone

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    Everyone has a special “voice” here, thank you for sharing yours!

    Abrra

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  16. Marylee said

    “the timbre of his voice makes my blood pressure go down and my endorphins begin to multiply”

    I know that feeling well..whether he’s singing or speaking..makes no difference! Thanks Bebe..beautifully written & every word true!

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  17. tracewillow said

    You have given us such a wonderful article Bebe, and it is really quite impossible to find anything else to add. But let me tell you guys about a conversation I had with a young man 1 week ago:

    He asked me which singer I liked.
    I told him.
    He said: that American Idol Ar-ke-le-ta?
    I corrected him and said “yes”.
    I then made several attempts to tell him about David, but he was not listening, or just refused to listen, poor sod.
    Then he asked: Who else do you listen to?
    I said: No one.
    He said: No one?
    I said: No one.

    He looked at me with a strange expression which I interprete as: Hey lady, you ARE limited.

    Little does he know that in David’s voice and singing, I have found everything I need and ever want. Instead of being limited, I feel he has opened up to me a whole new world of new-found joy and pain sublimated, and a huge universe of beauty of sound.

    He has uplifted me to the other side of down.
    He has energized me to a feeling of zero gravity.

    I am now at a place where I can look into my own soul and be happy with myself. I do not need any other singer. It is very difficult for me now to listen to others after having listened to David. I have settled for the best… ever.

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  18. refnaf said

    ((((bebebebe)))))
    David’s voice is a healing balm, one that I need everyday, and have ever since the first time I heard it. The tone and timbre , really does induce peaceful vibrations. Every night my dpod lulls me off to sleep!!

    “David’s voice speaks directly to me and makes me feel happy to be alive. It transports me to another hemisphere, eases any emotional pain and somehow makes me feel whole again. David’s voice puts all the fragments of my hurting soul back together like a completed puzzle. How he does this I don’t know but I do know that it’s part of his gift. His voice is healing for me.”

    Perfectly said bebe!

    AbS!!! Thanks for the mp3!!:)

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  19. djafan said

    WOW Bebe, just wow!

    “It transports me to another hemisphere, eases any emotional pain and somehow makes me feel whole again. David’s voice puts all the fragments of my hurting soul back together like a completed puzzle. How he does this I don’t know but I do know that it’s part of his gift. His voice is healing for me.”

    “Science is now documenting what mystics have known forever, that everything that exists does so with vibrations. Humans and animals respond to certain tones and frequencies. Anything that heals us somehow alters our frequency resonance. Our brains produce wave patterns that can be measured with instruments. Our voices also produce wave patterns that show frequency information which relates to our physical and emotional health.”

    Beautifully said. When I was wondering if I should get an ipod sandybeaches said it was a must have, I have it and all it has is David, David singing, David speaking, David making wonderful sounds. It calms me and it helps me sleep. If the medical world is using sound for healing then I know I must not be crazy…lol

    (((Shawna)))”Sorry this is so long, but one more thing…..”Something ‘Bout Love” has a very strong healing power to it also! This past week I had my heart literally broken! I felt how love can break your heart and tear you apart!! My heart honestly hurt more than I ever thought possible for hours and hours that day. But as I lay there feeling so sad, I thought, I need David’s voice to get me through this! First I listened to “Desparate”, then “Somebody Out There” and I could feel my heart healing slowly, and the “Something ‘Bout Love” came on my iPod next and as I really listened to the words , the tears stopped flowing and as the song came to an end, I knew I was going to be all right and that I would live through this!! I felt whole again and I wasn’t going to let this take me down!! His voice healed me that day and I will be forever grateful for that!”

    I seem to always end up with Save the Day…I pray he sing’s that live someday.

    Tracewillow…

    Then he asked: Who else do you listen to?
    I said: No one.
    He said: No one?
    I said: No one.

    Little does he know that in David’s voice and singing, I have found everything I need and ever want. Instead of being limited, I feel he has opened up to me a whole new world of new-found joy and pain sublimated, and a huge universe of beauty of sound.

    He has uplifted me to the other side of down.
    He has energized me to a feeling of zero gravity.

    “I am now at a place where I can look into my own soul and be happy with myself. I do not need any other singer. It is very difficult for me now to listen to others after having listened to David. I have settled for the best… ever.”

    You have a way with words…I can totally relate and have been affected the same way.

    I…eres un fan de alta categoria.

    1. I have traveled to USA, I met with David and speak Spanish (Gift).
    2. David communicates with his body (face, hands, eyes, legs, and others) are not required to speak English

    I am happy his voice and movements.

    Me too! Interesting that you not understanding him in english say it’s not necessary, just the same as what those who don’t understand spanish say.

    And yes Abrra is very proud! Igualmente que yo!

    I think I’ve talked to much…lol refnaf…perfect sleeping aid, fg…love your letter, oh heck you all have made some great comments.

    Hmmmmm…has David been reading fansites again??? I love this quote.

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  20. Ly said

    Wow!!! You’ve said everything I’ve been feeling about David and his music. Reading this made my day. It’s wonderful!! Thank you!! 🙂

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  22. djafan said

    Oh and by the way…I love the quotes in your article.

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  23. I: Me daria much gusto ayudarte en lo que pueda con traducciones si necesitas. Aunque hasta ahorita, has hecho un buen trabajo en expresarte. Muy orgullosos de ti todos! Si te gustaria comunicarte conmigo directamente, aqui estoy! 🙂

    Bebe, love your article. Several times before I tried to to stay away or to give up David. I worried about weather I had an unhealthy obsession or addiction. Of course now I know that’s not the case. I don’t neglect my duties at work or at home and I have a sense of priority. But I do know of that special place in my heart that only David could have opened up in me and I didn’t know I had. On those times when I tried to stay away, after going for days without having him in them I would not only feel that yearning, but I would hear David’s voice in my head. And it would actually feel and sound like a “calling”. A calling that said “It’s ok. It’s safe” And it is. When I hear his voice in Zero Gravity or Touch My Hand I can’t help but smile. Solace and peace are the gifts his voice gives me with Be Still My Soul and Ave Maria. His precious talking voice makes him so endearing to me. And what can be said about that glorious laughter?! I keep asking myself what is it about him and that voice of his that has touched me like no one or nothing has ever before. What a blessing to be here at this time with David in our lives.

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  24. Abrra, thank you for the mp3’s. This one and the others. What a gift!

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  25. gladys said

    *9* I

    I also had problems with English, yet today I have some. The only requirement for entry was: respect, respect for David and to all the habitants of this wonderful home. And every day I try to honor that request. I feel blessed to have come to this house, I am accompanied, I feel protected. If David did not exist I’d never met these people, never have begun to study again. So great was my despair to communicate that I had to start to study English again.
    Sometimes my English is not understandable, I know the girls understand me and especially Abrra, I love her very much and sometimes I like to give back a little bit of everything she gives me, will never be enough.
    Do not worry, as there is love and respect in the words we head towards david, we always understood, always.

    Para I.
    Yo también tuve problemas con el Inglés,hoy todavia tengo algunos. El único requisito para entrar fue: el respeto, el respeto a David y a todos los habitantes de esta maravillosa casa. Y cada día trato de honrar este requisito. Me siento bendecida por haber entrado a esta maravillosa casa, me siento acompañada, me siento protegida. Si David no existiera yo nunca había conocido a estas personas, nunca habria comenzado a estudiar de nuevo. Tan grande era mi desesperación para comunicarme que empeze a estudiar Inglés otra vez.
    A veces mi Inglés no es comprensible, ya sé que las chicas me entienden y Abrra en especial, yo la quiero mucho, a veces me gustaria devolverle un poco de todo lo que me da, nunca será suficiente.
    No te preocupes, mientras haya respeto y amor en las palabras que dirijimos hacia David, siempre seremos entendidas, siempre.

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  26. djafan said

    KLDSUFOIAEFJ OIARYHTIUA4YT AGJIA[WERI-OAWEUNTAH GOUR9WONURB0 ITOAHUVNETGH IEUJIPErui

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  27. djafan said

    Oh my…

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  28. Pattirae said

    How can you watch this adorable blog of David’s and not grin from ear to ear! Honestly, he brings me so much joy, I can hardly contain myself. Just hearing this right now makes me even more giddy with excitement for his new CD. I bet the songs are incredible!!

    Bebe, thank you for writing this article. I printed it off to save along with my collection of other David treasures. I want my posterity to know, if they ever read any of my “treasures”, why it is I loved David and his voice so much. Even though I have read COS, the quotes you stated from the book mean even more to me reading them from this context. All I could think of to say after reading them was just “wow!!” he is pure wonderment. Thank you again, Bebe this truly is a treasure.

    #2 Shawna, I am so glad that David helped heal your broken heart—–he does have a special, spiritual gift to do just that. After you listened to Something “Bout Love, I loved what you said—-“…I knew I was going to be all right and that I would live through this!! I felt whole again and I wasn’t going to let this take me down!! His voice healed me that day and I will be forever grateful for that!”
    Of course it made me bawl, and I felt such a need to give you a warm, tender hug:) Blessings be with you Shawna.

    #7 FG, I could have written that very same letter to David, word for word—seriously!! You put into words (more eloquently than I could have for sure) but exactly what I was feeling at that time (Idol) and now. Thank you for sharing your letter with us. I loved reading everything I could have written! lol

    Can I just spare another line in my comments to say hello to bluesky—I loved being with you in Rexburg so much and hope to be with you again at another concert—soon!

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  29. Tawna21 said

    bebe~ I’m so glad I read thru your article today. It’s brought peace to me with the quotes from COS and reminded me that I’m not alone in my love for David. Yes, not only his singing voice, but his speaking voice as well, bring comfort to my stress-filled days. I’m constantly, it seems, in a dither about what life brings to me. If I stop and ‘listen’ to David, whether it’s music or his spoken word, I can calm myself and move forward. I’m completely converted to the fact that David is here on this earth, at this time, not by chance but because of a plan from God to help those of us that are open to David’s spirit. There are so many of us that have been able to help others because David helped us. Coincidence? I don’t think so. Thank you for posting this.

    Abs–I love the mp3. thank you

    Shawna {{hugs}}

    dja– #26 thud!

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  30. stenocruiser said

    My cheeks are sore from grinning for six and a half minutes straight. Oh David, aren’t yours?

    David said “Life is good”. Did he know we needed that reassurance? Thanks David and it is.

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  31. Abrra said

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    #20 Ly

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    Nice having you here!

    Abrra

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  32. Abrra said

    5:04-5:08 in the blog

    “Whether or not I do win anything, either way, you guys are still there.”

    This is the truth!

    Abrra

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  33. Bright Light said

    Here’s a clip from ‘star search’ David. Listen to his answer to the question at 2:20.

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  34. FG said

    Seriously??? that ramblin man is the sweeeeeetest thing EVERRRRRRRR and stunningly handsome. I think my heart just melted. How is he possible?

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  35. bebereader said

    Thank you all for reading and for your kind comments. Writing this article was cathartic for me. Letting your feelings out “on paper” can set you free.

    I’ve been blessed to work with an amazing group of admins who are respectful and supportive of each other. Abrra, the inspiration for this article, saw how enthused I was when I heard she wanted to write about how David’s voice makes us feel. She handed the idea over to me, no questions asked. That kind of generousity of spirit is rare these days. Djafan is my rock. She listens to my tribulations and advises me to forge ahead, anyway. Her screenshot of “David in the rain” from the ALTNOY video is amazing. Angelica, the heart and soul of The Voice, dares me to step outside of my comfort zone and encourages me to stretch my writing muscles.

    I had no idea that being a fan of David Archuleta’s would come with so many fringe benefits. To quote David, “Life is good.”

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  36. emmegirl said

    Just got home, came to read bebe’s article and I find a vlog… and now I can’t quit watching the vlog. The vlog has made my mind a fog… the vlog has put my mind agog.

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  37. bebereader said

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  38. ram said

    Bebereader-Your article takes me back to those first days of “What just happened?” and how did it happen. You brought it all together and at the end of it all is just David lifting us and being there to soothe and heal with the Voice. ❤

    Gayle- I am with you on this "What a blessing to be here at this time with David in our lives."

    Two thoughts on this last vlog. My heart aches at the thought that he might think we would not be here for him through thick and thin. 😦

    Embe pointed out the first two seconds of this vlog. Warning!!! Warning!!! He left me wide awake and I had that same "What just happened?" moment. That was a smoldering look of I don't know what! Thanks Embe. I still can't get over whatever that was.

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  39. bebereader said

    Ann-Margaret: I have hundreds of old songs on an old Ipod but rarely listen anymore because no other artist offers the array of emotions that David does when he sings.

    Shawna: Glad I could help! I went back and read the lyrics to SBL and you’re right; the lyrics are healing. Leave it to David to send us another positive message in a brand new song. WTG on the teenagers listening to Christmas music in July! Welcome Back!

    Diana: “I automatically put a David song on and it makes me feel better.” and

    Pabuckie: “When David sings I don’t just “hear” a beautiful voice or song…I “feel” his voice…it pierces right through my soul.”

    Thank you! I totally agree with both of you.

    Abs: Thanks for the “David No Words” mp3 that is now on the music player on the right sidebar. I think I am going to OD on ODD! haha

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  40. Angelica said

    Been off-line all day and came on to comment on Bebe’s post. Sorry Bebe, I will have to do that a little later. I can’t wrap my head around anything right now but that vlog. As soon as I clicked on it and saw this….Photobucket

    I screamed out an explicative and have been screen-capping like mad ever since. omgoshomgoshjfjosjfljla;jal…je t’aime!!!!!

    This vlog is so great! He is amazing! Now I’m gonna go watch with the sound on. 😳

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  41. djafan said

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  42. Abrra said

    YAY! I found the youtube I was able to rip that mp3 from. Djafan reminded me who made it.


    credit:YouCanCallMeTina

    I feel better now 🙂 Thanks Tina!

    Abrra

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  43. Pabuckie said

    Bebe: Your article is a proven FACT!
    I had the worst day today but once I put on that vlog (and mind you there is no singing in that vlog — just David’s speaking voice)…I immediately felt better and it has now put me in a better mood! 🙂

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  44. Pabuckie said

    Djafan – thanks for all the lovely screencaps!
    and
    Abrra – for the mp3! 🙂

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  45. sam said

    Something About Love and David Archuleta= AMAZING together.

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  46. emmegirl said

    Bebe, gosh, great stuff!

    You are so right about the timbre of his voice, it just cuts to the quick. I have never experienced anything like it. And it matters not what he is singing, that voice just fills you up. It helps me face my day, it makes me smile, it gives me strength and it makes me take the long way cause I never want to turn it off!

    And thank you for all the wonderful quotes from the book. When you read the entire thing in 2 days some of it gets lost. Will be doing some rereading tonight before bed.

    And everyone else, love your comments and just want to give a big ol’ {{group hug}}!

    refnaf, did not know I had a “dpod” lol! Now I love it even more! And yes, mine is exclusively D!

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  47. djafan said

    Hi Sam! Love that equation.

    Date change for album release…the tweets for David are positive and loving! I think this is a good thing to give David more time to make the decisions that need to be made with the least amount of pressure.

    “The Other Side of Down” Release Date Change + New David Video Blog [VIDEO]

    Hey Everyone,

    We’d like you all to be the first to know that the release date for “The Other Side of Down” has changed. It will now be coming on October 5th. Like the last time we dealt with a date change, this one is definitely for the best. David would like to make sure he’s delivering the best possible album and he needs just a little more time to do it. So please get ready for the 5th, and if you pre-ordered the album, your order will stay in our system, it will just ship on October 5th. If you haven’t yet, make sure to pre-order “The Other Side of Down” in David’s official store.

    http://www.davidarchuleta.com/news/other-side-down-release-date-change-new-david-video-blog-video

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  48. Abrra said

    This link is to the site that tells about the bracelet David is wearing in the video.

    http://www.powerbalance.com/

    Abrra

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  49. bebereader said

    There’s a method to my madness! I am determined to answer everyone’s comments in the order in which they were received rather than jumping to that awesome vlog! Yikes! Hope I can make it!

    EmilyluvsArchie: Thanks for your comment. I think in time David will understand that he is accomplishing what he set out to do, to make people feel good with his singing.

    FG: Thank you for sharing the letter you gave David on Ford Day. I could feel your intensity, even back then. Kudos to you, Funnygirl!

    I: Please visit us in The Voice Unplugged. There are several Spanish-speaking fans who are regular chatters. Would love you to share with us.

    MunkFOD and Suzy-Q: The calming effect…the healing. There’s nothing quite like it!

    Gemzone: Welcome to The Voice. In absence of a tissue, have a {{{{hug}}}.

    Thanks, Marylee!

    Trace: You’re very wise. I enjoy your comments and chatting with you in The Voice Unplugged. “It is very difficult for me now to listen to others after having listened to David. I have settled for the best… ever.” <<<< You are right again, Trace.

    refref: Like you, I listen to David's voice on my Ipod before going to sleep. Works like a charm!

    djafan: Thank you for being such a good friend!

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  50. poof said

    So is what you are saying: David soothes our soul and brings us smiles, both when he sings, (with or without words) and when he speaks,(with or without words)? An amazing human being, don’t you think?

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  51. ray said

    he,s gods messenger,love him more every day and i dont know why

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  52. bebereader said

    Ly and Sam: Welcome to The Voice!

    Uh oh…I came to the vlog!

    I just don’t think I can think anymore.

    {{{Gayle, Gladys, Pattirae, Tawna}}} Thank you for your kind words!

    THUD, JUST THUD!

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  53. Angelica said

    Ok. I’m in recovery mode now and have actually listened to the whole wonderful vlog with big, big smile the whole time. He is sounding so much more mature now! He so obviously feels good about the album and video. I can wait another few days for the album if he needs that to make it just what he wants. Gaaaah…I’m getting so excited just thinking about all that scrumptious new music from him!!

    Bebe,

    Your article is just so full of so much of the wonder of the Voice. You beautifully juxtaposed what people feel when listening to his voice with what David feels and wants to convey. I love how you compare his voice to the feelings of listening to the ocean, rain, or birdsong. It IS like that, isn’t it? There is something natural and familiar about his voice that soothes and puts you in an altered state.

    BTW, it wasn’t a bad explicative I shouted when I clicked on the vlog. It was a fairly mild one but still…not in the habit of doing that but I was just not prepared for that LOOK.

    I think he did it on purpose. I do. OMGOSH. He KNOWS! *whimper*

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  54. bluesky said

    #51 Oh Ray…

    I don’t know why either. My soul leaps without wings to meet him… and I can’t stop it.

    Guess I’m soulless. Or, it is wandering around somewhere, attending some stratospheric DA concert to which only it has tickets. *sigh*

    Dear DA,

    Those movements that lightly catch your eye? Those sounds that make you turn your head and wonder “what” …? No worries. Some of them may just be a lightened soul or two sharing some good time in your fine company. They will behave (mostly) and you’re welcome to send them home if you like.

    But Mary had her little lamb and… I think just maybe, you’ve got me.

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  55. emmiegirl said

    Okay, I can wait, I CAN wait, I can WAIT! Sept 14 did seem a little too good to be true…it’s okay, want it to be exactly as he wants it. And he sure is sounding an awful lot like the boss these days, which I love, btw.

    (Angelica, lol. Think so? …that makes it worse.)

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  56. cb said

    I don’t have time to write because I spent so much time reading each and every comment. You are lovely, lovely people. Thank you everyone, and thank you bebe for a simply amazing article that brought about such a sharing of hearts and souls. It brought tears to my eyes too. And especially, thank you David Archuleta, for sharing your gift with us. Oh yes, “It makes people feel good.” David just is. . .love.

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  57. Tawna21 said

    okay!! it’s just not fair!!!! I don’t feel like smiling (getting ready for a medical test tomorrow and I feel yucky), but DA’s vlog MADE me, for 6-1/2 minutes no less!! It sure lightened my spirit. Bless his lil’ pea-picken’ soul!! I just love knowing that I know who he is and what he stands for. He is love in the first degree!

    thinking I’ll go watch it again!

    Tawna

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  58. Dayzee said

    If David is singing to make me feel good he is extremely successful. Couldn’t feel any better than I did watching that blog. And thanks to everyone for all the pics. This place has beautiful scenery.
    Bebe, you made me cry. Again. Your words are so lovely because they hold the joy and integrity of David. Thank you.

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  59. emifriend said

    Bebebebewriterpoet

    This article is beautiful! It is full of mind and heart and explores a beautiful mystery- the depths of David’s gift. I love the ocean picture too.. I can almost hear it. I am writing this without having read the previous comments due to the busyness of this day, but I wanted to be quick about saying “Congratulations on writing a stellar, keeper post!”

    I have thought about this topic a lot and though I have not met David nor heard him in person, I have concluded that David walks with God daily and enjoys the connection with God that continually fills David with the Holy Spirit–It overflows from him to others –and hence is the Source of the healing that comes from his music. I don’t mean to sound preachy or weird about it, it’s just how I have come to understand it in the way I understand things.

    I love the scientific approach to this topic, and I am aware that “they” have shown that music integrates both sides of our brain– to take music in, we have to translate form, function, rhythm, lyric, context, melody etc etc– so we process music with our whole mental capacity. I have even heard that playing classical music to babies enhances their IQ. No wonder music can cut to the very core of our being– and David’s music is safe- it is filled with love, joy, tenderness, fun, all the good things.

    So no matter why or how, we are blessed and filled with gratitude to David for his sharing, his hard work, his self discipline, his risk taking… no need to go on, I know I am singing to the choir now! Xoxo Emifriend

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  60. janey said

    Hi guys! “Brad” left this info in the comments on Snarkies…David is wearing this, http://equalibryum.bigcartel.com/product/black-equalibryum-titanium-infused-silicone-wristband

    I think he’s correct as I can see “YUM” in one of the screencaps. He also said that if you use VIP20 as a discount code, you can get 20% off.

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  61. ray said

    #59 emifriend (david walks with god )i have thought that sence the frist time i saw him on tv i swear he sent me a mentel message that night and still does to this day

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  62. bebereader – Wow! These articles get better with each publish. Love the scientific approach you took to decipher the affects his voice has on the listener – healing, calming/relaxation & energizer (endorphins). Kind of like what Yoga used to do for me. Who needs meds – he is so much more than a happy pill (oh there’s money to be made if one knew how to market this). Bottom line for me is he has enriched my life and resolved any issues (sleep deprivation no longer amongst them with my dPod) because as he said “I sing because it makes people feel good”. Really good – just my evolving playlist of David songs & his covers.

    The vlog shows so much confidence & definitive joy. Life is good!

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  63. tracewillow said

    Gladys #25
    Your English is “very understandable”. Your love for David is all the communication we need (and I think you have a sweet and loving nature).

    Shawna #2
    I feel for you because I’ve been through heartbreak many times before. Time always makes light the emotional load you are bearing now and David will help you along with your healing process. Just keep him close.

    HG posted in Soul David an article about Heartbreak in his Voice which I find so endearing and true.
    He breaks your heart so that your own heart is mended. Oh David…
    you’re so ……….grrrlpdiolezzzxxlpetg!!!
    (loss for words)

    Djafan#19
    Thank you.
    Save the Day is one of my all-time favourites, to say the least. Abrra’s vid of it made me cry.

    Now the next proper thing for me to do is to go shop for an IPod. I am very slow in catching up with such things. The time for David Essentials is now long overdue and needs to be attended to VERY SOON.

    Bebe#49
    Thanks Bebe Babe! (sorry, couldn’t resist that) Tried to get into Unplugged several times but was cleared.

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  64. silverfox said

    It’s late, but I can’t stop watching David’s vlog. It couldn’t have come at a better time. He is a gift…

    David’s vlogs makes everything come into focus for me. When life gets blurry, there he is, making it clear…that life is good or as good as we want it to be. It’s all in us, how we determine the path we take. Either we wallow in self pity while lamenting “woe is me” or we can be thankful for the good in our lives even when it seems there’s not much good at any given moment. David is a “GOOD” in my life. He makes me smile, sometimes makes me laugh..out loud too! He is like a cool breeze in this sweltering heat wave that seems to be never ending.

    I am happy David is doing what he feels he must to make sure his album is the best it can be. However long it takes, we will be waiting. I was very happy when he said “HE” was in the process of choosing the songs for the album. That tells me HE is in control of the direction of the album. He will not be compromised. He will not be deterred from his standards & goals. Whether the album is gold or platinum seems to be of no consequence to David as long as “The Other Side Of Down” reflects who he is & what he thinks & believes.

    He deserves to take a break this weekend & I hope he gets to go home. But whatever he does, I hope he has a great time!

    Good night David. Thank you for all you do & who you are. God bless you & keep you safe always.

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  65. Abrra said

    Trace
    “Tried to get into Unplugged several times but was cleared.”
    Do you mean you can’t get into the site?

    Firefox has an update. Make sure you have version 3.6.8

    SF
    Nice to see you posting! You have been missed .
    Abrra

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  66. rena said

    So glad I stopped by here tonight. Love the mp3, love the video and love the photo. Thanks. It seems I keep missing quite a bit. Need longer days with a zillion more hours.

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  67. emmegirl said

    Confidence, yes, it seems to be oozing out of him. He has grown in quantum leaps throughout the making of this album.

    Yep, ordering a bracelet.. giving it a shot. (I also want corporate america to know that if he endorses it, we will buy it.)

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  68. tracewillow said

    Emifriend #59
    Oh yes yes Emi!! It is sooo true:
    “David walks with God daily and enjoys the connection with God that continually fills David the Holy Spirit – it overflows from him to others….”

    Let me tell you about my own experience:

    I had a lost-parking-ticket situation a few months ago in a shopping mall. I was getting flustered, angry with myself and blubbering all over with the tickets people (because I knew I had the ticket somewhere and I’ve already paid for it).
    This rather ugly scene went on for about 10 minutes, when all of a sudden, ALTNOY started to play. My ears perked up and I actually calmed down. And less than a minute later, someone found the ticket under the car next to mine. I had dropped it and the wind must have blown it away.

    I believe in energy.
    I think my noisy energy woke God from his siesta or somethin’ (need to rest witnessing all the troubles of the world!). He sent a message to me through David, to tell me to “shut up”! haha

    I have had more than a couple of similar experiences in the past which I dismissed as coincidences at the beginning, but when it continues to happen, I can no longer ignore what I believe deep inside, to be true.

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  69. tracewillow said

    No Abs, the chat room was declared as “cleared by the moderator”. Wrong timing, I guess.

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  70. bluesky said

    I have listened to the “Howl”, the “Bubbly Runs” and best of all, the “Best Singing Moments”. Thank you Abrra and others so much! I feel like he has sung a lifetime of songs already. Gosh I am greedy.

    Bebereader, I think you write because it makes people feel good. Thanks for your wonderful article.

    Peeps, thanks for all your comments. I am blessed.

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  71. pocoelsy said

    Hello The Voice, Thank you for all the article(s)and all the comments you guys post here. It kinda comforts me a wholelot that I haven’t lost my sanity regarding how I feel about David’s voice ha ha. I’ve never been a fan or follow anyone before, the first time I heard his voice I thouhgt that this guy is special and when he sang “imagine” for the first time on Idol I had to leave the room so that my family wouldn’t see tears in my eyes and think I lost it. I had to fix my jaw many times cause it always drop freely and happily when he sings ouch ha. I can never put my finger on what and how he does what he does to me and this article really enlighted me and reassure that I’m not alone here. So there I said it. Thanks again for the wonderful site I come here everyday but never dare to post any comments since my English is limited. By the way I’m a Thai fan living in Malaysia and loving David’s Voice.

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  72. Angelica said

    Pocoelsy,

    Love your comment.

    “the first time I heard his voice I thought that this guy is special and when he sang “imagine” for the first time on Idol I had to leave the room so that my family wouldn’t see tears in my eyes and think I lost it.”

    I’ve heard that similar statement from so many but somehow the way you put it just got to me. Your English does not seem limited at all. Thanks for sharing with us and PhotobucketPhotobucket

    SF,

    Welcome back. Photobucket

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  73. Abrra said

    Trace
    That message shows when the chat screen is wiped clean of text. We do that at the end of the night.It does not mean you can’t chat if you come by. You can still watch the videos or talk to yourself if you want. 😉

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    Unplugged is open 24/7 to all who wish to stop by and see videos. The chat feature is always available.

    Abrra

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  74. Abrra said

    Pocoelsy

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    Welcome!

    I’d love to swim in that “Lake David” that Angelica posted in #72.

    Abrra

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  75. Abrra said

    #50 Poof
    “So is what you are saying: David soothes our soul and brings us smiles, both when he sings, (with or without words) and when he speaks,(with or without words)? An amazing human being, don’t you think?”

    There is more to how David communicates. Without moving his lips (/le sigh) he transmits acknowledgment and love. I came across this video from 2 years ago. It is a part of the ArchuHistory legend. Explains something we all looked for at the end of a performance on AI.


    credit:Sugarnspice1989

    Her comment under the video “I made this video to send to David Archuleta to thank him for doing the signal to his fans all the time, and also just to tell him how amazing he is. Thanks to all the Archies who helped keep the thread alive! I love you all! =]”

    Abrra

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  76. FG said

    #40 Angelica. I have a piece of advice for the young man.

    “Don’t look at no grown woman that way boy.”

    What do you think he knows? Nevermind. I don’t think I can handle it.

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  77. bluesky said

    Thanks for the smile, FG!!

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  78. pocoelsy said

    Thank you Angelica and Abrra for your warm welcome and for flying my country’s beloved flag so high, I’m from the place call “land of smile” but have to admit that David (he’s not even a Thai, what!!) owns the most beautiful “smile” (and voice) in the worlddd!!! ha ha not even exaggerate. agree..?

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  79. Angelica said

    Pocoelsy,

    Agree!

    FG,

    Thacharuth is out there on video. You must handle it. NOT in a conceited way at all but in a confident manly way he finally KNOWS he’s good-looking and can with a LOOK, make us weak in the knees. That’s all. Was that so hard to handle? Muwahahahahhahahahah!!!!

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  80. dakgal said

    Abrra #74— you jump into your bikini–and I’ll jump into mine–and I’ll guarantee you we’ll have the whole pool all to ourselves. Bwahahahaha

    FG #76—You are somethin else–there isn’t a line in any movie or cartoon gets by you–and I love it!

    PS–“Don’t look at no grown woman that way boy.” OH MY!!!

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  81. FG said

    I need your help. I cannot find 3 videos I need! The one is the Archugaze he gave to the young dark-haired girl (I know Abrra was at that show). The second is the archugaze he gave outside by a fence after a show, it is like a 10 second video. The third is when he was busted looked at that fan in Hawaii. Thanks!! 🙂

    Angelica – LOL!

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  82. collegemom said

    fg – is this the one?

    Oh maybe not because it is not the fence one – but I love this anyway

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  83. Abrra said

    Fg
    I will post links when I get back from errands. I know what you want. The only thing I know about the Hawaii caught looking, os the gif I posted a few threads back. It’s in the idf gif thread too.
    Back shortly

    Abrra

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  84. FG said

    Thanks Collegemom that is one! Thanks Abs. Anytime is fine. I have a new ODDer that needs to see them. 🙂

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  85. Bright Light said

    FG – don’t forget the gaze he gives to his love interest at the end of the Crush music video. 🙂

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  86. Abrra said

    Fg I made a gif of the gaze by the fence.

    To copy it right click the image
    Choose view image
    Right click the image on the new page and choose save image as to save it to your hard drive.

    This is what you need to do for any picture we post here as we must post them first to a host. The above process avoids getting a picture of the host page and no David picture.

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    From this video

    credit ShelleyFOD

    Just because
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    Abrra

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  87. FG said

    Thanks abs!! Few have survived the archugaze. He should be more careful!
    and I still love the “if I scratch my head it won’t look like I looked!” bwaahhaaaa!

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  88. emilyluvsarchie said

    I’m still at the beach with my family, but I have a quick story for you. Last night we were at Barefoot Landing, an big outdoor, boardwalk-like shopping complex in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. My 9 year old brother got separated from us. We split up to look for him, after a couple of long minutes I found him, crying, waiting with a few nice people near where we lost him. Today, out of the blue, while we were all out in the ocean together, Nick says ” I know what I should have done yesterday when I was lost. I should have yelled “Oh my gosh, there’s David Archuleta!”, because you would have found me faster.” haha, sadly, that might be true. 🙂

    Funny how David has become a part of our everyday life! He comes up in the most random conversations!

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  89. djafan said

    (((((Silverfox))))) Glad to see you!!!!!

    “David’s vlogs makes everything come into focus for me. When life gets blurry, there he is, making it clear…that life is good or as good as we want it to be. It’s all in us, how we determine the path we take. Either we wallow in self pity while lamenting “woe is me” or we can be thankful for the good in our lives even when it seems there’s not much good at any given moment. David is a “GOOD” in my life. He makes me smile, sometimes makes me laugh..out loud too! He is like a cool breeze in this sweltering heat wave that seems to be never ending.”

    So beautifully said…that vlog is full of little gifts to us, his fans. I was at work when I first saw it and I smiled, fought back tears and felt so proud of David. I then went screen cap happy!

    Welcome to all the new posters!!!

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  90. Susie said

    I’ve been gone all day. I live in SW Florida and went shelling at the beach with a friend.

    How surprised and honored I was when I opened your website and saw my quote in the upper right hand corner.

    Thank You. Yes it is true, his gaze can pierce your soul and heal you just by looking at him.

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  91. Abrra said

    OT here

    FG’s request for clip a certain lei ladden, hearthrob, hunka burning love looking at a lass whilst avoiding being detected brought me to this site http://capsun.org/2009/02/10/the-hunt-for-david-archuleta/ (Google got confused)

    Its an interesting read written by a boyfriend of lady in hot pursuit of David in Hawaii last year. The comments are a fun read as well. The poster Julie may have been sucking lemons or licking a cheese grater in the wrong direction to find herself in such a mood. 😉 Just proves that nothing really has changed. Ladies still pull out all the stops to be near David. And boyfriends have to tread lightly. This one even goes overboard to assist.

    Abrra

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  92. bebereader said

    Been away most of the day. It’s a great feeling to come home to find all these kind words! 😀

    Susie#90 Your quote fit so well with the topic of the article. Thank YOU!

    Emilyluvsarchie#88 Glad Nicholas is okay!

    Pocoelsy#71 Welcome to The Voice! Please visit us for videos and chatting in The Voice Unplugged. We all love David so we speak the same language.

    Angelica#53: Thank you! I’ve got a good coach! 😉

    cb, Dayzee, Emifriend: Glad to share the Archulove which ewe. 😉 Thanks! {{{hugs}}}

    Fandaforeverti48#62: “Who needs meds – he is so much more than a happy pill (oh there’s money to be made if one knew how to market this)!” <<<< We'd be millionaires!

    SF#64 Good to see you! Your comments are always a treasure.

    Bluesky#70 Thank you! That's quite a compliment! 😀

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  93. VLM said

    Thank you BB for your heart-warming article.
    I can relate to this – the ‘voice’ has lead me to a place where I have found peace!
    Hello there Angelica.

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  94. Angelica said

    Hello VLM.

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  95. Abrra said

    All are welcome to http://www.livestream.com/thevoiceunplugged and watch David with us?

    Abrra

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  96. happy said

    I just came over to your happy neck of the woods to say “hi and hugs” to all you lovelies….. especially SF and Djafan…. “Life is good. God is good….. and you guys are great.”…. 🙂

    be good, lol. 😉

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  97. Angelica said

    Hi Happy! Long time no see! Miss you and your brownies.

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  98. djafan said

    Hi Happy!

    Awww thank you!!! Have missed your great witty ways! 🙂

    Stop by whenever you have a chance!

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  99. Ly said

    Abrra #31: Thanks but… you know me? I’m sorry, I don’t remember you. Do you use Twitter? Maybe we know each other on Twitter. I usually remember ppl through their Twitter name, not their real name lol.
    #48: it’s a bracelet?? I thought he was wearing a watch lol 😛

    Bebereader #52: Thanks!! It’s great to be here 😀

    emilyluvsarchie #88: Hahaha!!! Nice story!!! 😀

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  100. Abrra said

    Ly
    I don’t think we know each other. If I see the name of a poster here at TheVoice that may be a first time poster, I like to welcome them. I am one of the admins here so I have the luxury of playing with pictures and animations in my posts. I look for any excuse to post something as a greeting 🙂

    I do have twitter. I can’t say I am a very active user.

    Abrra

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  101. silverfox said

    Good morning!

    Guess what I just did?

    I watched David’s “Epic Vlog” (as djafan called it when she emailed me about it).

    I have to admit I am addicted to it. His happiness, his enthusiasm, his excitement is infectious.
    There was one part I think he was just a little bit tired & weary & it was just a slight expression & the sound of his voice when he said he was “in sunny California”. IMO.

    Not that he dislikes CA, I’m sure he loves it, just that he may be as anxious to hit the road touring again as we are! 😀

    Have a super Saturday! Remembering…

    Life is good, God is good, we are great & David is the greatest!

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  102. Abrra said

    SF
    I picked up that same vibe. With a little different spin.

    Translation : “It ain’t UTAH!”

    Abrra

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  103. betsy said

    Haven’t been able to access this site for several days and am sneaking in a visit on my sisters work computer. (I’m on vacation)

    Bebe I love this article so much and every word is so very true.
    I want to read it again when I have the time. Maybe even make a lucid comment.

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  104. Abrra said

    I have been digging around for the past few days and I ran across this delightful video made with Save the Day.

    I will be adding it to the Unplugged rotation.

    Angelica
    I checked the program they used. It is very pricey http://animoto.com/business/pricing

    Abrra

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  105. pocoelsy said

    Bebe,thank you so much for your warm welcome and invitation to join the vid and chat. It will be a challenge for me to try to figure out “how”, the new technology and me are not very good friends, haha. I’m still proud of myself that I could find David’s fansite(s) and even able to post some comments here, this little things Mr. Archuleta makes us do!!ha I’ll be comming here all the time that’s for sure, it’s a great place to be……

    “I sing because it makes people feel good” David Archuleta.

    “I feel good because David Archuleta sings” Pocoelsy.

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  106. Abrra said

    pocoelsy

    Visiting the video and chat is a click away. All you have to do is watch.

    http://www.livestream.com/thevoiceunplugged

    Most of the time people come and watch. A few nights a week there are actual chatters types 😉

    I want to encourage everyone to stop in and watch even if you are not comfortable chatting just yet. You do not need to login to watch. Folks can lurk, just like here. 😉 Many do. If you want to chat, type in the chat line at the bottom of the chat panel & hit enter on your keyboard, then be prompted to “login” with a name (NO password is needed even though there is a space for it). Type the name you want to use, then click” login” again. You are chatting! (you can save this for later reference )

    Abrra

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  107. bebereader said

    Abrra#91 I enjoyed Capsun’s blog, “The Hunt for David Archuleta” (in Hawaii) because it was from a guy’s point of view, for a change. Comments were cool, too. Capsun came to the realization that David is a passion that his fiancee is not about to give up. It was a good read. Thanks for the link!

    Betsy#103 Betsy, thanks for stopping by, on vacation! When are you coming home already?? *whines* LOL

    Pocoelsy#105 “‘I sing because it makes people feel good’ David Archuleta. ‘I feel good because David Archuleta sings’ Pocoelsy.”

    Any way you spin it, it all comes down the the saaaame thing 😀

    Found this on IDF…

    David then: Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    David now: Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    Going out to do some Saturday errands!

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  108. emmegirl said

    bebe – point taken.

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  109. I said

    #107 bebe! David now: I can not comment, I’m on probation.

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  110. dakgal said

    This place needs some action!!

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  111. Abrra said

    Loving the old pics!
    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic
    David on stage at Richmond, VA Solo Tour 2009

    Abrra

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  112. dakgal said

    Bring ’em on abrra– never get tired of looking at David–am I seeing things or is that not the magnetic bracelet that he had on in his vlog? Sure looks like it.

    Do you have the pic of him from CFTH where he is wrapped up in Xmas lights?

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  113. bebereader said

    Dak: Do you mean this one?

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

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  114. Abrra said

    Dak
    The bracelet he has on in the pictures I posted is leather/rawhide. Its a Invisible children bracelet. You can get one by donating here: http://www.invisiblechildren.com/theMission/Bracelet_Campaign

    Abrra

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  115. bebereader said

    Thanks for enlarging the pic, Abs. That large size makes all the difference!

    Join me in The Voice Unplugged: http://www.livestream.com/thevoiceunplugged

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  116. Angelica said

    Ah dakgal, thank you! I remember first watching this video performance of ZG from Columbus and shaking so bad I could hardly type to comment on it. I had just posted a comment right before that, lamenting something to the effect that, “ever since Sayreville, he just isn’t bringing the same intensity to this song” As soon as I hit submit I saw this vid posted from that night’s concert in Columbus and BAM!!! He blew me away and made me eat my words! I realized that the low key performances between Sayreville and this night were just an example of retract before impact taking place in his skills. It was a lesson in “Trusting the Archulator” I’ll never forget.

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  117. Abrra said

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic


    credit: cmedytrgdy & Z100 NYC

    A young fan named Nathan who knows all the words!

    credit: michele85826

    Abrra

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  118. djafan said

    Happy Crush Anniversary!!!!!

    credit xoArchiexolovexo3

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  119. bebereader said

    The last two years have flown by!
    It feels more like…one year, doesn’t it?

    Here’s another Crush tribute, by Zully.

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  120. silverfox said

    This is the FIRST time David sang CRUSH live, at Ford Day. Video by ladyvette..
    Hope it works cause it’s so goooood! And a stellar beginning of history in the making of David, a Legend in his own time, a musical Icon who will be known in time, throughout the world, as THE VOICE!

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  121. djafan said

    I wonder what’s going to happen tomorrow? I’m so excited about SBL, SBL has made the top hot 100 without any promo and radio adds, so only up from here! And with the music video done it can’t be too long before it debuts. He’s excited for us to see it and that’s enough to have me on edge…lol

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    Anybody still watching the last vlog? lol I sure am.

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  122. Susie said

    Abrra #111

    David looks pretty dang good in that shirt and the sexy rolled up sleeves.

    Doesn’t look too bad in leather jackets either!

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  123. emmegirl said

    dja, great screencap, I’m on that list of those still watching; also excited for promos. Was hoping for a couple of leaks from the photo shoot this weekend… well, know they will be worth the wait!

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  124. Marciami said

    Bebe –
    This was a very special post and you wrote so beautifully about what David’s voice does to the you. Thank you for the special quotes from COS. David shows us that he knows how music is healing and that he sings to make us feel good. David makes me feel so good and I am thankful.
    “David’s voice speaks directly to me and makes me feel happy to be alive. It transports me to another hemisphere, eases any emotional pain and somehow makes me feel whole again. David’s voice puts all the fragments of my hurting soul back together like a completed puzzle. How he does this I don’t know but I do know that it’s part of his gift. His voice is healing for me.” Your words are so poignant and speak to my truth in David.
    Lift, heal, inspire – that is some of what David’s voice does to me. He also brings peace to my soul.

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  125. Abrra said

    #122 Susie

    I love the look of pure joy on his face in those pictures. I think he was feeling more confident on his second night singing for HIS fans. First night jitters all vanished with a smile.

    Abrra

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  126. djafan said

    You can click on the Rising Star Outreach picture on the right sidebar under charities and you can see the current projects currently underway.

    From Stephanie & Danielle.

    David “Inspires Us” Bumper Sticker Fundraiser ~ $4 in August!
    As you know, Rising Star Outreach is a great charity that has meant a lot to David in helping the children of the leprosy colonies in India. Last month, these wonderful children celebrated the dedication of their brand new school, the Peery Matriculation School. We wanted to share these recent pictures from RSO and let you know of a $4 special during the month of August for the “David Archuleta Inspires Us” bumper stickers, in benefiting their new school. This fundraiser helps fund the new school library,which as you can see, is still in need of books to fill up the shelves. With 500 bumper stickers sold to date, we are halfway there in helping them accomplish this goal. By
    supporting this effort, your full name and area will be added to the updated Certificate that David will receive. You’ll be listed among fans from states all across the USA and countries all over the world including: New Zealand, Canada, Denmark, Australia,Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Philippines, Indonesia, Spain & Egypt.

    As the mural on the library wall reads, “Be the change you wish to see in the world”. If you’d like to place an order to help the children with their school in David’s honor and share with others the great pride we all feel as inspired fans of David, go to: http://www.paypal.com to “send money” and make your payment to: DAbumperstickers@gmail.com The price again during August will be $4 (in U.S.dollars) for each, which includes shipping. Click Purchase of Goods, then Continue onto next page with payment info. Be sure to include your full name & mailing address (including country) to receive your bumper sticker(s). You will receive a confirmation email after your payment has posted & your order will be delivered shortly thereafter. If any questions, you can email us at: DAbumperstickers@gmail.com ~
    Thank you for the great support, God Bless!
    Stephanie & Danielle

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  127. betsy said

    So good to be back home. This thread is beautiful. ♥
    p.s. I listened to my David Idol cd for 3:45 today. The ride just flew by.
    Traffic, Schmaffic. Bring it on. My peace mentor had me in the zone. 🙂

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  128. emmegirl said

    Still not sure about all the lyrics, but just love the vibe and performance on this one. Some pretty swanky moves in there.

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  129. djafan said

    SF…That sure does bring back memories….thank you for the link!

    Has it been that long? It feels like a drop in the bucket of time…here is a longer version.

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  130. djafan said

    Emmegirl…I pray for I Could Only Be be on the album. I also love the vibe and his explanation of the lyrics on SomethingPitchy make me want to hear it all the more and imagine those swanky moves by the third performance of that song?!

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  131. emmegirl said

    Betsy 4 hours of bliss, lol. I have a hard time getting through any of his cd’s because every song I have to play about half a dozen times before I can move on to the next.

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  132. emmegirl said

    dja, me too; there is just something bout that song and the way he sings it! Love how in that video even all the guys are mesmerized, you cannot take your eyes off him.

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  133. djafan said

    Betsy is home!

    So what do you think of the epic vlog?

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

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  134. betsy said

    Emmegirl #131 I may have listened to *a certain song* six times in a row.
    ♪ driving, through the city, for the first time ♪

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  135. emmegirl said

    betsy, ITM, don’t think we’ll ever stop listening to that one!

    *those little musical notes, very cool!

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  136. Susie said

    Betsy #134

    David only sang that song once, but is there any true David fan that does not know all the words?

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  137. Pabuckie said

    128. Emmegirl: Just hearing how David says “This one was fun to work on and I hope it makes it on the album”….makes me want it more!!!

    I love If I Could Only Be and the way he moves to it 🙂

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  138. bebereader said

    New article ————->

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  139. Ly said

    Abrra #100: Oh really! Sorry!! I thought you knew me. Anyway… you have a Twitter?!! Follow me ==> http://twitter.com/LyLuvMusic btw, I’m an active user too 😉

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  140. Abrra said

    Follwing you now.

    New article —————————–>

    Abrra

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