Hold on Tight
Posted by bebereader on Wednesday, November 3, 2010
David sends inspiring messages of hope in his lyrics in the songs on “The Other Side Of Down.” He sings of moving forward, not giving up, of silver linings, bouncing back and of holding on. Because he’s exceptionally talented, we, his fans, would like for him to attain stardom now. Or yesterday. But perhaps this is unrealistic and we sometimes confuse our desires for David with his own expectations for himself.
I met David for the second time at a book signing last June in New Jersey. As he signed my books, I told him that I helped run a fansite called The Voice.
He seemed like he didn’t get it or something so I told him that he is The Voice and that, “A voice like your’s comes along once in a lifetime.” I also told him that we love him with a passion. I had to. Not only because it’s the cha-ruth, but because I promised several fans, unable to get to a book signing or VIP, that I would deliver that message. He looked down as he diligently autographed the books and then looked up at me, a little embarrassed. Maybe because I referred to him as “The Voice”? I don‘t know, but luckily the store manager broke the ice…“They certainly do love you! Just look at that line!” pointing to the huge line of fans still waiting their turn.
I should have said more to David that day but there was no time. And now, with the release of “The Other Side Of Down”, there’s even more to say.
At his young age, David has taught me about life, about hope, about having a charitable heart and how good it feels to help someone in need. About sticking it out, picking yourself up and trying again. About recognizing that there is opportunity in everything and about looking at the bright side. And most of all, that the struggle is worth the outcome.
I’m one of a base of many fans who will wait as long as it takes for you to make your way and find your place in an industry that is, at best, not an easy one to be a part of. It is a thrill to watch as your talent unfolds. We respect so much the way you deeply respect and cherish your gift.
With “The Other Side of Down”, you share your zest for life in an uplifting collection of songs straight from your heart. Each cut is a unique gem in a beautiful setting of meaningful lyrics, catchy hooks and upbeat melodies, resulting in hours of singing, jamming, reflecting, and just pure glistening, listening pleasure.
Thank you for a jewel of an album.