The Voice David Archuleta

Trust the Archulator

Posted by djafan on Saturday, February 19, 2011

Does this look like the face of a man who is unsure of who he is and where he wants to go?

“There are three constants in life… change, choice and principles.”

“If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step we take just gets us to the wrong place faster.”

Stephen Covey ~  7 Habits of Highly Effective People

David Archuleta is going to be just fine.  He is one of the most highly effective persons I’ve encountered and no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.*

Be still your souls.  We all knew this road would not be endlessly smooth with no rocks or thorns.  We all know or should know by now that he is a renegade who will not allow himself to be molded into a product that is sure to sell at the expense of who he is.  In March of 2009, in an article titled “A Growing Force,” I wrote:

“For the true artist, the journey is never easy.  It is as complicated as the one who travels it.  He must labor for years perfecting his craft, which to his own impossible standards, is never fully realized.  The execution of his art is always outdistanced by his vision.  This paradox causes any artist worthy of the name to be plagued at times with self doubt and angst.  He must, moreover engage in constant battle with forces who would diminish his art, and so diminish him.  He must find the courage to be supremely indifferent to the opinions of others.  If the existing state of affairs in his chosen field is anathema to who he is as a person, he must reject it and risk being considered uncool.  Rather than conform to the status quo, he must, like David Archuleta, be a renegade.”

There is no easy path to greatness and there is no one who has ever achieved it without suffering setbacks and heartache along the way.  These are things that must be.  What has occurred with the changes in his management and label are things that are necessary steps along that path.  This is not a detour, but the same road he started on long ago.   His steps have not deviated from the course he set for himself.  His goal is to be taken seriously as an artist and to create a body of work that has depth and meaning.  He knows where he is going and how to adjust his course to get there.  He is gaining a reputation as someone who will not compromise his principles or his artistic freedom.  Now he has that.  Now he can see clearly the path that lies before him.

He knows a good thing when he sees one.


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158 Responses to “Trust the Archulator”

  1. SandyBeaches said

    Thank you Angelica, our thoughts and concerns have been all over the place and it was time to make good sense of it all.

    As ever, we are very proud of David and the choices he makes.

    When I saw the beautiful picture of the path in the woods, I immediately realized that at this very moment in time, David is on the road less traveled and one that will make the most amazing differences. Thank you to Robert Frost for that concept.

    SB

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  2. SandyBeaches said

    I just went on a round trip this morning starting here with Angelica’s article, then I went on over to ‘Soul David’ that led me to ‘The David Chronicles’ and once again I read Richard’s letter on ‘Fans Of David’. I highly recommend visiting all of the sites each with interesting and impressive writings.

    SB

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  3. Suzy-Q said

    David’s career is similar to archery. He has prepared himself to hit that target. He has built up the strength to pull that bow string back. He has a straight arrow that he has been given and has taken care of. He keeps his eye on the target and someday, he will hit the bullseye.

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  4. Marylee said

    “Rather than conform to the status quo, he must, like David Archuleta, be a renegade.”

    Angelica..I knew I’d need some tissue for this one..like so many others you’ve written! It helped me sort out some feelings I’ve been having the past couple of days. I have so much adoration & respect for this young man..my words can never express it so I’m grateful to you & others who can express it for me!

    I love & support you, David Archuleta, & will be your fan for life!

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  5. Heidijoy said

    Thanks for your words and pictures to remind us that David is on his path,Angelica. We all know by now how strong he is and am proud of all he has accomplished. I do admire the fact that he won’t compromise his values.

    I agree SB, I’ve been making the rounds too! Always glad to see familiar names such as yours!

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  6. loulou said

    David will befine!He has the Talent and abilaty to get what he wants,I will be here for him.I am curious if people buy Davids Albums will Jive still get a profit from that?

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  7. KathyH said

    One of my favorite articles of all time, and I needed the reminders. Thank you so much. Will spread the word.

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  8. MT said

    Angelica, beautiful post. I love the ladder quote, so appropriate.

    And “renegade,” I like that word. It sounds kind of funny to call David, who seems so meek, a renegade. But a renegade he is. His quiet strength is deceptive.

    It takes a great deal of courage to forge your own path rather than follow the established road. Kudos to David for standing his ground and holding out for what he needed to do at this time in his life.

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  9. Silverfox said

    Dear David,

    Just so you know, taking your own words & lyrics, that we are here for you now & forever….

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  10. River said

    From the first moment I watched David perform through all the experiences I’ve witnessed, there has never been a shred of doubt in my mind that David possessed a will of steel, a moral fiber second to none and a clear vision of who he is and how he wants things to go. He did struggle with that aspect of his personality that hopes to please everyone, but he has it in hand and HE will make the decisions, no one else, that will shape his career and his life. I have just as much confidence in him now as I did day one.

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  11. poof said

    Good morning everyone.
    River # 10 You said it perfectly for me, but for one word; I have More confidence in him now than I did day one. I learned about the character of “titanium” walking behind him on his path. I had no idea on day one, that he was so much more than a beautiful voice and face. Lucky us!
    Thank you Angelica. Your article was wonderful.

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  12. Fiona said

    Oh Angelica, thank you so much for this. Xx

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  13. Abrra said

    David tweets!

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    Abrra

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  14. kaycee said

    I was so willing to give David all the time he needed to communicate with us..but I have to admit, it sure feels good to get that tweet from him! “Things are going where I feel they should.” That’s all I needed to hear.

    “A bend in the road is not the end of the road.”

    Silverfox, yes, perfect choice. And Angelica, beautiful and timely post. I have been so touched to read all the beautiful posts here and on many of the other sites. I have found such peace in them and hope David is able to see even a few of them. It has reminded me a bit of the beloved Christmas movie, “It’s a Wonderful Life” where George Bailey is given the opportunity to see all the people’s lives he has touched.

    Thanks to SB’s suggestion, I checked out Soul David this morning and had to share one quote that really got me(I hope Hellogorgeous doesn’t mind)

    “I did something very “David like”: I prayed on it. I said, “Lord, you brought this amazing person into my life and allowed me to hear him at a moment in my life when I needed hope in this world. Please let the Voice be heard and don’t let it get silenced.”

    So much of David’s strength, humility and spirit has come from obstacles he has overcome in the past…I’m just marveling at what awaits us in the future.

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  15. Renaid said

    I really believe this was David’s decision. His tweet that there were decisions to be made and then Jive’s statement that he was “released” not “dropped”.Things are going to be fine for David and for us.

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  16. djafan said

    Thank you Angelica for your perspective and words of wisdom. I know in my gut that everything you’ve written is true, but dang I’ve never been so affected by anyone out of my immediate circle of family and friends.

    “This is not a detour, but the same road he started on long ago. His steps have not deviated from the course he set for himself. His goal is to be taken seriously as an artist and to create a body of work that has depth and meaning. He knows where he is going and how to adjust his course to get there. He is gaining a reputation as someone who will not compromise his principles or his artistic freedom.”

    That picture up and these words are the perfect pair. Thank you.

    I finish reading and the proof is in the pudding, David tweets. 🙂

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  17. jana said

    Very well said.. and astute. I do trust David and his judgment. He has a courage and faith that is so rare, especially in one so young.
    I am not worried about David. I support any decision he makes. And I know I will hear him sing again…soon somehow! Thank you David.

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  18. 8throwcenter said

    The top picture is a frameshot from a video of mine. What you might not know is that shot is just as he was getting ready to perform Angels in Pittsburgh in October, one of the most powerful performances I have ever seen. He made the comment before singing, which he often does lately, that Angels is a song that gets him back on track, reminds him that there is always someone there watching over and caring. I think that song always carries him through. Pretty dang strong person.

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  19. MT said

    Djafan: “but dang I’ve never been so affected by anyone out of my immediate circle of family and friends.”

    Isn’t that the truth!!

    David: “things are going where I feel they should”

    The relief this brought to my heart!!
    Thank you, David, for letting know that you’re okay. 🙂

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  20. Abrra said

    8throwcenter

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    Thank you for posting that info about your video. We all enjoy them so much! Were it not for fan videos, the slow times in Archuworld would be dull.

    Abrra

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  21. 8throwcenter said

    aww you are welcome. I just loved that performance.

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  22. Abrra said

    Angelica
    I know how much soul searching went into your article. You have set a fan base at ease with your wonderful article.

    “His goal is to be taken seriously as an artist and to create a body of work that has depth and meaning. He knows where he is going and how to adjust his course to get there.”

    This lines up with David’s tweets from today (#13). Upon reflection, I wish he had done this move sooner. IMHO TOSOD is a masterpiece of who David is and how he sees the world. I continue to buy and donate it to hospitals, libraries, churches and schools. I encourage everyone to buy one more copy and share the greatness of its message.

    Abrra

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  23. Jo said

    I’m so happy David is looking forward for the opportunities ahead.
    I’m proud of David who fight for what is right for him.

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  24. I am running off to work dang it. Just wanted to say real quick a big thank you to you Angelica!
    Marvelous article! just what we needed.
    Taking the words of the tweets from David, just what I needed for the day!!…gotta run. :)))

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  25. betsy said

    Love this Angelica.
    “His steps have not deviated from the course he set for himself. His goal is to be taken seriously as an artist and to create a body of work that has depth and meaning.”

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  26. Suzy-Q said

    From David’s latest tweets I see that he knows that his fans are concerned about him. These tweets also gave me joy to what lies ahead. I am excited too. Angelica, you are such a gem. You understand David in so many ways and then you share with us. Bless you!

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  27. Angelica said

    8throwcenter,

    You are correct, madam! haha! That video of Angels you took is a visual/auditory work of art. Kudos to both you and David! Posting it here.

    Photobucket and Photobucket for all the great videos you take for all of us!

    Thank you everyone. I’ve read the articles written on the other sites you mention SB, and it’s so great to read all the love and support for David.

    Suzy-Q,

    I like the image of David you evoke with your words…”David’s career is similar to archery. He has prepared himself to hit that target. He has built up the strength to pull that bow string back. He has a straight arrow that he has been given and has taken care of. He keeps his eye on the target and someday, he will hit the bullseye.”

    Wishing every one of you a lovely Saturday!

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  28. Silverfox said

    Angelica,

    I always loved your “A Growing Force”. I thought it closely described what David’s journey would be as he continued on the path he was destined to take as an artist and it turned out to be pretty much predictive.

    “Now he can see clearly the path that lies before him”. Words so true! What “path” David, The Voice, chooses to follow is the question now.

    Per David’s tweets, he seems happy & at peace with his decisions so far. I must be honest, though & admit I will breathe easier as long as David is in LA as there is “where the action is”. 😉

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  29. bebereader said

    I was up too late last night (blame that half can of Mountain Dew at dinner!) and saw Angelica’s masterpiece right before signing off. I fell asleep with a happy heart and then David’s tweets this morning were the icing on the cake.

    Angelica, you always come through. I know that a lot of time and thought went into this piece and I thank you.

    David has gotten so much publicity in the last few days. Talk about a blessing in disguise! It will probably be good in the long run; it’s keeping his name out there.

    When he’s all set and the paperwork is done, he will take to the stage and sing his heart out; we all know that he’s aching for it just as much as we are.

    Good luck, David.
    You never cease to amaze me!

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  30. loulou said

    I also think we should all go and buy Davids cd and donate it our give it to someone that can not afford to buy one!David has done so much for his fans.

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  31. pam05 said

    Angelica,
    Angelica,
    I loved your post “He knows where he is going and how to adjust his course to get there. He is gaining a reputation as someone who will not compromise his principles or his artistic freedom.”

    Your last comment reminded me of this video Josie posted on FOD yesterday. It gives you an insite about how he had to fit for his rights as an Artist with Jive. I for one am very proud of him for taking a stand against Jive. He stayed true to himself and didn’t allow Jive to mold his career into something he didn’t feel comfortable doing.

    I feel better now that he has tweeted, looks like things are looking up for him 🙂

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  32. archangel48 said

    “A Growing Force” was discussed and graded by my English class my first year of college. I gave it a nice frame, then printed it and hung it in my hutch on my Archuleta shelf!
    Angelica, I’ve trusted the Archulator since day one. Though it sure brought a smile to my face hearing, “things are going where he feels they should”♥

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  33. Abrra said

    Archangel48
    A few of Angelica’s essays were made into nice printable PDF files by miss beebee on her site.

    Items 3, 4 and 5 on this page:
    http://planethunkerdown.wordpress.com/miscellaneous-goodies-pdfs-and-stuff/

    Bebe
    “David has gotten so much publicity in the last few days. Talk about a blessing in disguise! It will probably be good in the long run; it’s keeping his name out there. ”

    Ain’t that the truth?

    I wrote down the number of twitter followers David had yesterday at noon. He has gained nearly 1,000 more as of today 2:30 est.

    577072 2/18/11

    577922 2/19/11

    Abrra

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  34. djafan said

    Reading David’s tweets again…I can feel his smile 🙂

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  35. djafan said

    Pam, I love that interview. Evident that he is sure of himself. Some say he needs to find himself and who he wants to be. I think it’s the exact opposite, I think he is sure of himself it’s the getting to where I want to be that will have curves in the road of life.

    Abrra, I’ve been noticing the increase in followers, now if only those that haven’t “bought” TOSOD would, it’d be nice.

    SF, I’m in LA and at least the weather is cooperating, dry 🙂

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  36. Heidijoy said

    Things are going to get better. Enjoying the article,pictures,videos and comments from everyone. Yesterday I bought 4 more albums to gift. It felt like the only thing I could control. Was so happy to see David’s tweet today!! I’m glad David knows he has our support!!
    It’s amazing how many more followers he has gotten. I noticed as I visited various fan sites more and more are coming out of the woodwork I avoid any negative press and hate the word drop but David is definitely on a lot of minds. Anxious to see where his path takes him from here.

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  37. emmegirl said

    Thanks8throwcenter, your vids of that concert are stunning, and thanks Angelica for posting that beautiful Angels video and for, yet again, another brilliant article. You possess such keen insight into the matters of David and his fans. Your work and words are so very much appreciated. 🙂

    Life experience begets growth. And this man never misses an opportunity to learn and grow. I think he relishes in it – it feeds an insatiable desire to become a more complete person himself, and to better understand others. The more he understands the human condition, the more he can help it. I think it is part of what drives him.

    And this one small, voicelet wants to say how blessed she is to be a part of the David community and all their love and support.

    Heidijoy, gifting TOSOD. The gift that keeps on giving. 🙂

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  38. SandyBeaches said

    Well many of us have made it here today and his tweets have brought with them a sense of relief, mind you I said a sense. I need all of the news from David and then my mind will rest surely.

    I don’t believe that he will ever know what a strong fan base he has and just how many of his fans feel the same way when he appears to be MIA. The tweeting and texting and emailing with updates would probably make him laugh.

    During these days I fall back to the memory of when David was touring with McFly and he went running (I believe it was in Scotland) without his cell phone and he became very cold and had to stop for assistance to return to the hotel. Well that was the start of it and yes the worries have grown in magnitude since then, but that is how it is.

    SB

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  39. bebereader said

    Emmegirl…beautiful words. 😀
    HeidiJoy: 4 more albums? WTG!

    To purchase TOSOD on ITunes: http://tinyurl.com/26aql88

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  40. marciami said

    Fa3ryg1rl started a group card for David.
    It will be sent this Monday – won’t he be surprised!

    http://www.groupcard.com/c/81jsNiJOKJ7

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  41. pattiNC said

    Another great article Angelica! David tweets just when we needed it most…and please David take your stylist with you! 🙂

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  42. bebereader said

    “He knows a good thing when he sees one.”

    Great comeback, Angelica! 😉

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  43. ray said

    hi all. i am so proud that david picked me to be a fan,he did you no,when he sang,shop around

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  44. Jan said

    Angelica, I have always loved your posts but this one was so needed. David has been an inspiration for me these last 3 years and I will always be there for him. Hearing from him this morning was so welcomed, even though I never doubted him and what he wants in his career(and personal life). He has his Leader with him at all times and therefore will always stay true to himself!

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  45. bebereader said

    Jan,

    Thanks for your comment!

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  46. Aishwarya R said

    Wonderful post Angelica! David is known for his amazing confidence and optimism even in the midst of challenges. So proud of him and the choices he makes. Whatever path he choses to take, he will soar high above the sky and make a difference for the better. Nothing’s gonna break his stride. I’m excited for David and the opportunities that are in store for him in the coming days! Always trust the Archulator. He is awesome.

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  47. davidstopsmyaging said

    Angelica, awesome and inspiring article. It’s so exciting to know how many folks world wide are supporting David. I very rarely make myself seen or heard, but I support him wholeheartedly every day—I wonder how many of us are truly “Somebodies Out There” for David!

    I personally feel with my gut this had to happen for him. Nothing was happening with his label, or with his management. He knew that. If he wants to continue to do what he knows he does best and loves to do, he had to do some movin’ and shaken’—-and I for one am always willing to wait and see what that movin’ and shakin’ will lead to. (Actually, wouldn’t mind watching the movin’ and shakin’ either) 🙂 Anyway, GO DAVID!! As long as I live, I will be praying for you and hip-hip-hooraying for you. I can always look at the bright side because of you, and I know you’ll be fine—-BETTER that fine.

    I’m so glad The Voice is here—

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  48. bluesky said

    Wish I had the time to really take in every ones lovely words. Thanks so much to Angelica for the wonderfully expressed article and to all of you for showing up. It makes a difference in the world that so many believe in so much. At this time it is DA bringing this to the surface. (And what a hunk of an excavator!) With all there is of “off-ness” in the world, to see and read from so many that believe in goodness and strength of purpose and generosity… I feel very humbled and awed to have this opportunity to be part of this group and at this time.

    Thanks to all of you.

    And to you, DA… who delves, who mines, who raises our diamonds with your own;

    And laughs with delight at our surprise;

    Love you.
    bluesky

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  49. Tawna21 said

    Thank you Angelica, for your calming words. Although I have relaxed and been able to think more positively over the last couple of days about this whole thing, I really do appreciate what you have written. I have no doubt in my heart and head that David is not only a renegade, but he is the law. He will not follow the laws of the industry if they get in the way of the ones that he has set. He has a standard that he follows, and he has set his mind to following that. Nothing is going to change his course. I love him for that (among a million other reasons).

    Emmegirl #37, I love, love this…
    ” Life experience begets growth. And this man never misses an opportunity to learn and grow. I think he relishes in it – it feeds an insatiable desire to become a more complete person himself, and to better understand others. The more he understands the human condition, the more he can help it. I think it is part of what drives him.”

    That is ‘our David’.

    Tawna

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  50. archangel48 said

    Abrra, Thank you for the reminder that those lovely written pieces of Angelica’s were available on Beebee’s fantastic site! 🙂

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  51. Gayle122890 said

    When I read David’s tweets this morning, I couldn’t help feeling, “There it is, the little water spring in the desert, the soothing balm” while we’re still crossing this rough area. Looking forward to the “opportunities ahead”!

    Angelica, I’m so grateful The Voice is here for David and for the wonderful people who keep it running. Thank you for reinforcing the fandom’s source of guidance in times like these (besides prayer) to TRUST THE ARCHULATOR.

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  52. Marylee said

    davidstopsmyaging ~ “I will be praying for you and hip-hip-hooraying for you”. <–Love it! Can I borrow that sometimes? 🙂

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  53. River said

    Great comments everyone! I’m so very happy we are all on the same page. Multiply that times the near 600K Twitter followers, the shy lurkers, the random fans worldwide and I’d say Archie’s Army is all in step. I’m excited for him and about him.

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  54. Abrra said

    Ray #43
    Hey buddy! When will you tell the whole story about Seeing David for the first time? I will never tell it the way you can.

    Please? 😉

    Abrra

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  55. Abrra said

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    http://www.livestream.com/thevoiceunplugged

    Abrra

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  56. stenocruiser said

    SB #38 – I recall that incident – believe it was in Newcastle-on-Tyne, the first stop in England after the Scotland shows. He sought shelter at a social club I believe it was and the manager there spent some time chatting with him and provided him with hot drinks – also said that David was a fine and gentle young man and had him sign the guest book. That night was the first time David performed Angels in the U.K., and many fans had been concerned that the audiences would not appreciate him singing a song that was considered almost untouchable having been performed by Robbie Williams. Of course, David did sing Angels, the audience sang along waving their arms and glow-sticks, and gave him tons of applause – another example of David’s courage in following his heart.

    So why was I so worried about the events of last Thursday? I went to bed early as I just couldn’t watch the drama on the Net anymore (maybe I thought I would wake and it would all be a dream) and so I missed The Voiced Unplugged – just when I needed a support group!

    Thank you Angelica for this heart-warming article – your words are comforting and insightful as always – and then to be followed by those positive tweets from our amazing David. Life is good! Yes, let’s celebrate David at The Voice Unplugged tonight!

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  57. Abrra said

    Steno
    Glad to see you back safe from your cruise. Tonight in Unplugged I am going to have something different in the mix. It will remind everyone how well David overcomes life’s challenges.

    Abrra

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  58. vlm said

    Thank you Angelica for the insightful article – it calmed me a lot – David will be fine and shine even brighter –
    I admire him for not giving up his faith and his values – he is courageous and a fighter.
    I am comforted and have found peace in all your comments here. Thank you!

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  59. Daffyfordavid said

    Such a beautiful article on this marvelous site filled with delightful fans of the wondrous David. How fortunate we all are. I am excited to be here for David’s transition to the next stage of his life. He will continue to dazzle us, to inspire us, to make us love him.

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  60. davidstopsmyaging said

    #52–Marylee

    Of course you can borrow it any time you would like! Many, many times I have wished I could express myself like the writers here can—it’s one of the reasons I shy away from posting much. Like David says in “Good Place”: “I don’t wanna mess it up or say too much…..” So, it’s an honor to have someone ask if they can borrow something I’ve written!

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  61. Abrra said

    Davidstopsmyaging

    Several of the writers here are those who comment. They have something to say and so do you! 😉 Its not something you write quickly. If you have an idea of something you want express, take some time and write it down. Then go back to it the next day, add to it or change some words around. That’s about all it takes. Desire to express your thoughts and pounding out the best way to present it.

    Give it a try ? 🙂 Some of the best articles come from the fans.

    Abrra

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  62. Abrra said

    If you are coming to Unplugged. It works best with Firefox browser.

    http://www.livestream.com/thevoiceunplugged

    Abrra

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  63. emmegirl said

    Why have I been neglectful of utilizing the expand button on youtube. Pick a David video, any video, hit the expand button…omg.

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  64. Dakgal said

    Thank you Angelica for the mind clearing article. I’ve been in kind of a mind fog for two days. You made me see clearly that we (all his fans) need to be right behind and in step with David on the new and fresh path he is choosing.

    Dja— ” but dang I’ve never been so affected by anyone out of my immediate circle of family and friends.”

    Boy if that isn’t the truth!

    Abbra— “I continue to buy and donate it to hospitals, libraries, churches and schools. I encourage everyone to buy one more copy and share the greatness of its message.”

    As I did today and encourage every single fan to do the same.

    My heart feels a lot lighter today–Angelica took off some of the load– David’s tweets took care of the rest!

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  65. SandyBeaches said

    #56 Steno…You have a wonderful memory! Thank you for telling the story of that incident and what followed. He had a great time on that tour.

    SB

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  66. Blueberry Ice said

    Angelica, As always your insightful words are like a soothing balm to any wounded soul, an antidote for any ailing David fan; thank you for ministering to our needs and for your uplifting words of wisdom; I really needed to hear them today.

    And to all the Voicelets, what beautiful music is created when all join in to support David!

    David’s latest tweets has put a smile back on my face, although admittedly I still worry about him like he’s one of my own. I know that he will be okay but that doesn’t mean that it will be easy or that he isn’t feeling the pressures of making life changing decisions or having the gamut of emotions to struggle with. I hope that he knows how special he is and that he is very much loved and appreciated. Despite the negativity by the media and the harsh criticisms that has been directed at him, David has handled himself with such class and maturity.

    Even though that scary feeling of uncertainty looms, the fact that David is “excited for what the future holds” bolsters my optimism for what lies ahead. I have no doubt that David will rise above this temporary roadblock. He has the whole world ahead of him, a blank score waiting for him to create many beautiful musical compositions. So David, continue on with your life, putting “one foot in front of the other” because you have our undying support and a community of dedicated followers who believe in your dreams. We don’t know if his future will still include us fans but I intend on being there all the way, ready to cheer him on for whatever decisions he has already made and for those still yet to come.

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  67. nanaweize said

    Well said Angelica…I have enjoyed all of the comments too. Makes me feel a little more relaxed!

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  68. Renaid said

    As usual, Angelica, a beautiful article. You are the best! I especially loved this: “His goal is to be taken seriously as an artist and to create a body of work that has depth and meaning. He knows where he is going”. He has done this especially with TOSOD. Jive has lost the best musician they had and David will do well without them.

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  69. MT said

    Just wanted to thank the Admins for chat last night. It was fun!

    ♫ It’s a beautiful morning … ♫

    LOL it works!!

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  70. SandyBeaches said

    It is not working for me MT but I will keep trying…is there a secret to it I missed last night?

    SB

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  71. SandyBeaches said

    I have the instructions so I will pound away..

    SB

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  72. Angelica said

    Bringing this over from the last thread and extending a warm

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    VictorEddie said
    Sunday, February 20, 2011 at 2:23 PM e

    Well, in my opinion I like David’s style and special that way of singing he has. I’d like to see next more songs like TOSOD, that’s my favorite one. I love when he sings in spanish. I don’t know yet if he has realized he has a lot of fans from Latinamerica but he really is amired by latins. So, I’m sure there are other like me who would like David to record an album in spanish. Maybe some hits he had in english such as “CRUSH”, “ZERO GRAVITY”, “A LITTLE TOO NOT OVER YOU” and at present “THE OTHER SIDE OF DOWN” but now in spanish, that would be great. David’s decision was okay with me, you don’t know why things happens, I’m sure better things will come for him and his carrer. So in my humild opinion I’d like to listen to a David’s album completely in spanish. David has become one of the best young performers and he’ll do the better for saving and continue his career as singer for sure!

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  73. bebereader said

    MT,

    Chat last night was a hoot! Thank you and everyone else who was there, including the viewers! We had over 30 and the screen was flying. A little hard to keep up sometimes but loved every second. 😀

    Sales of TOSOD are climbing on Amazon and ITunes! Dja will be on later to post the figures. I find it interesting that since the news broke, sales are up. Ironic that this is the way people are finding out that TOSOD even exists!

    VictorEddie,

    Welcome to The Voice! Would love a cd en espanol from David!

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  74. 70. SB, mine wouldn’t work either. I had to hit the num lock key first, then alt, then numbers ♥♥

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  75. xaris said

    Chat was a hoot last night! You folks are a little scary sometimes, especially Gladys and the buttons–LOL!

    “Sales of TOSOD are climbing on Amazon and ITunes! Dja will be on later to post the figures. I find it interesting that since the news broke, sales are up. Ironic that this is the way people are finding out that TOSOD even exists!”

    I’m glad for this but irritated nonetheless. I gifted CDs to several people who like David, and every last one said they did not know he had new music out. Even the teenagers at school did not know. Jive obviously had no intention of promoting this CD.

    On the bright side, in the past week two people to whom I gave TOSOD (one adult and one teen) mentioned to me how much they enjoyed it and played it when they were having bad days. I hope David realizes how his music does affect people.

    Also, KT has posted part of a great article in the comments at Snowangelz about the changes in the music industry; it’s well worth reading. Her post is at 1:35 towards the bottom of the comments.

    http://snowangelzz.com/2011/02/16/what-do-the-cowboy-junkies-have-to-do-with-david-archuleta/#comments

    Gotta go before Abrra shows up with the you-know-what.

    Cheers all!

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  76. emmegirl said

    Winner of todays Daytona 500, Trevor Bayne. Just turned 20 yesterday. Good guy, said his win showed the power of prayer and God. Favorite tv show, Rugrats. Remind you of anyone. 🙂

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  77. xaris said

    Well this is embarrassing. I keep going back to the screen capture pic at the beginning of this article. It’s quite riveting; David looks ageless in that shot. I just realized there was a caption, Angelica (I’m a little slow). No, that is not the face of a man unsure of where he wants to go. It’s the face of a man saying please don’t get in my way while I go about my calling.

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  78. I said

    Angelica beautiful article!

    100% trust in David Archuleta.

    My only concern and I can not sleep, David please do not enter “The X Factor”

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  79. MT said

    ♫ SB you have to have your number lock on for your number key pad. Then hold down the Alt key while pressing 1 4 on the number key pad.

    for a single note, it’s Alt 13, the smilie is Alt 1. You need a regular keyboard, it doesn’t work on the upper row of number keys and there is no number key pad on a laptop, so I don’t know if you can do it on a laptop.

    Hope this helps. ♪ ♫ 🙂

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  80. Shawna said

    Angelica, I just love this article. I knew you would outdo yourself at this time of uncertainty in David fandom. Absolutely marvelous!!!♥♥♥♥♥

    I totally trust that David is following whatever path he feels the Lord wants him to at this time in his young life. He is such a spiritual young man and knows how to get the answers he needs to tough decisions. I am so proud of him and the paths he has already chosen to follow and I will support him in whatever the future holds for him. I know that The Lord has put him here on this earth at this time for a reason, and He is guiding David to make the right decisions for David. His music ♪♫ has inspired me to be a better person and to look for the good in all, as has his heart ♥. He is truly one amazing human being!!!

    Love the little tricks we learned from ODDity on chat last night! This is fun. ☺

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  81. MT said

    Xaris: ““Sales of TOSOD are climbing on Amazon and ITunes! Dja will be on later to post the figures.”

    It will be interesting to see what kind of spike in sales result.

    BeBe & Xaris: Chat was indeed a hoot! I always look forward to them. ♥

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  82. Tawna21 said

    Thanks everyone for chat last night!♥ I’m loving the little thingys we learned how to do last night, and the laughter that it created in my body and soul. Hopefully next week I’ll be able to get there sooner. 🙂

    Emifriend–best wishes to you this week {{{♥}}}

    Tawna

    p.s.–Ray, I want to know your story. I love good stories with good endings…uh huh, I do.

    I’m going now, abrra. 😉

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  83. SandyBeaches said

    I am quoting a few descriptive words about David and his voice from an article that I wrote just awhile ago. It is in the description that we can see the excellence of David as a singer and the degree of musicality that he has presented to us these last few years. All of this talent that he portrays leads him in the direction his singing career needs to go. His career in music is built around the high calibre of his singing voice and the nature of his personality. I used words to describe David such as profoundly engaging, captivating and inspirational. His voice is sensitve yet powerful and soaring. It is because of the high calibre of his singing that changes were inevitable and a new path is now in the offing.

    SB

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  84. djafan said

    Hello all!!!

    These numbers are updated every hour. I don’t know what most were except to say they were off the charts.

    TOSOD –> #1368 in Music > Pop >(Amazon)

    This from AnnieDAFG has climbed up about 1000 spots on amazon’s ranking, it was somewhere between 2,000-3,000 on Friday

    COS–> #72 in Books > Biographies & Memoirs > Arts & Literature > Composers & Musicians > Pop (Amazon)

    CFTH —> #13 in Music > Miscellaneous > Holiday > General Christmas (Amazon)

    David Archuleta (debut album) —> #84 in Music > Pop > Teen Pop (Amazon)

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  85. djafan said

    Hello again!

    I know most of us have bought several copy’s of TOSOD but if you could buy one more and gift at this point in time would be great.

    Those on twitter are trying to trend this #wesupportarchie and #LetsBuyTOSOD.

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  86. betsy said

    ♥ Love this article. Love it. ♥

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    We haven’t heard the last from David Archuleta
    Posted by Mark Franklin on Feb 21, 2011 in David Archuleta | 5 comments

    Fans have been tweeting David Archuleta words of encouragement this evening at a dizzying pace.

    So I guess it’s true. The guy who was the runner-up in season seven of Idol, who appeared to be the judges’ favorite throughout that season, is no longer a member of the Jive record label, having been released or dropped.

    I figured that if I waited until this evening to address the issue in a blog, one of David’s hometown papers in the Salt Lake area would surely have gotten to the bottom of the matter.

    They haven’t. So we’re left to draw deductions from a couple of tweets from his former management team and the unnamed source who told Hollywood Reporter on Friday that “David was released from our roster.”

    It caps a strange couple of months for the former Idol finalist, who has one of the most devoted fan bases you’ll ever find.

    On one hand, David’s been featured at a number of high-profile events, appearing on NBC’s Skate for Heart in mid-January, starring on FOX’s New Years Eve Live, and performing in front of thousands at the Children’s Medical Center Holiday Parade in Dallas in early December.

    And when Billboard asked folks to vote for their favorite album of 2010, those loyal David Archie fans made his “The Other Side of Down” number one. That’s right, number one. In front of Eminem’s “Recovery,” Lady Antebellum’s “Need You Now,” Taylor Swift’s “Speak Now” and all the rest.

    Ah, but online votes are not CD sales, and if the numbers I’m reading everywhere are correct, “The Other Side” has sold a paltry 63,000 copies. And I kept checking David’s website for news of a tour to support the album. It never materialized.

    In contrast, his debut album was certified gold in a matter of months; and the Christmas album David released in the fall of 2009 was well received, selling nearly 250,000 copies according to one source I saw.

    To my ears, “The Other Side of Down” is David’s best album yet. But it was also released to a fickle public enraptured by new pop sensations like Justin Bieber and Kei$ha. And it was released in the highly competitive period right before the holiday shopping season, when lots of artists are rushing new music to fans.

    True to form, David seems to be taking the latest development in stride. And remaining upbeat.

    I’ve interviewed the guy twice about upcoming concerts in this area. He always comes across as humble and gracious.

    David Archuleta, performing in a holiday parade in Dallas in early December. (AP Photo)And he might not have a record contract with Jive, but he still has that voice. More than one of this year’s Idol contestants cited his performance of “Imagine” as their favorite Idol moment ever.

    Since Friday, David has sent out tweets thanking fans for their support, to let them know that “I am excited for the opportunities ahead” and that “things are going where I feel they should.”

    I’m sure we’ll find out where that is in a matter of time. Give that voice, I have no doubt we’ll be hearing more from David.

    http://ydtalk.com/chatter/?p=6880

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  87. bebereader said

    Betsy,

    You’re right, beautiful article!
    It’s so nice to see a positive slant on the current news.

    SandyBeaches,

    I see where you’re going and I like it! I pray that David signs with a label that appreciates his talent and can promote his music for exposure to a wide audience.

    Djafan,

    Thanks for those numbers. I bought two copies of TOSOD today for two lucky people who will eventually be gifted with this gem of a cd.

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  88. djafan said

    I wanted to share this from a comment by angelbymyside on FOD.

    ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

    “He spoke these words before he began to sing one of his favorite hymns…”I know I am supposed to be doing music, because of Him and for Him, because He has let me have such a wonderful gift of being able to take in music and see how it touches other people’s lives.”

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  89. betsy said

    Dja!!!!!
    I was just thinking of this today! (David saying those words)
    Sigh. Love him.

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  90. kaycee said

    I thoroughly trust David in choosing the best path for him to take in the days to come…and yet, in my heart, I have had a hard time silencing my worries. I marvel at all the pressure this amazing young man is under–being pulled in so many different directions, dealing with the expectations of others, being there for his family, keeping priorities and perspectives straight, trying to stay true to himself in a world where he is constantly told that he will only succeed if he changes…doing all this while fans and non-fans watch and wait, knowing that whatever he decides, there are those that will be disappointed, those who will think he is naive, and those who will think he doesn’t know what he is doing.

    And yet, as I checked in here tonight, and clicked on the above video, I knew everything was going to be all right. He is not alone in this…and he knows it.

    I have a son David’s age, serving a mission in Central America. An amazing young man with a kind heart and a good soul, so dear to me that when he left I thought I would die. But, that same knowledge I had that he was not alone, that he was in God’s hands has given me such peace.

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  91. blueksky said

    Kaycee #90.

    *sigh* I know where you are coming from. My youngest is in Europe.

    “An amazing young man with a kind heart and a good soul, so dear to me that when he left I thought I would die.”

    Well, I did not die either. And my son is (like yours) one of the best things to ever happen to this ol’ world. And you will never guess his name. ^_^ But it is why I always call DA, DA. I told my son that there is only ONE David in my life. I want him to know (and all my kids) that he (every one of them) always comes first.

    I am kinda fierce about that.

    But I am also fierce about: ain’t nobody in charge of DA but DA. And I know I will hear a lot more music from this blessed angel. I feel incredibly honored to just be hanging around the world at this time. Sharing some space with some of the best there are or ever will be.

    Thanks for your comment.

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  92. bluesky said

    (And I can spell my own name, too. *_* …. *sigh*)

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  93. Hi everyone!

    Just stopping by to say thank you for the prayers and kind words for my Dad & family, posted in the previous thread. I just got back to work late last week — playing catch up with a lot of stuff.

    Hope all is well with everyone

    JR

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  94. Lynnella said

    #88 – Djafan, That video is my favorite performance by David, ever. It let us see who he really is and gave us a glimpse of his pure heart. There was a line in a song years ago that says, I don’t know what the future holds, but I know who holds the future. David’s future is in God’s hands, and I can’t think of a better manager for his career. I’m sure he seeks God’s will in his life, so I’m sure things will work out the way they should. Fear not.

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  95. MT said

    OMG, it’s official. The entire country is talking about David. My mother just called me to ask if I knew David had been dropped from his Label. It’s in the entertainment section of the local newpaper!!

    If only he’d had this much press about the release of his album. It’s a good album.

    JIVE = JERKS

    I can’t wait till he gets his new team together and shows them how to kick some musical … butt! LOL

    Sorry admins if I’m out of line on this one, I’m venting. Feel free to delete this comment.

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  96. MunkFOD said

    MT…..Love your kick booty comment! LOL! I agree. So NOW everyone knows about TOSOD… I guess it goes to show that good things can come from adversity. just look at David’s life. ….He has always come on top.

    Lynnellla…”can’t think of a better manager.” You got that right. Trusting David!

    Kaycee and Bluesky, I have an amazing son in Brazil. His name is David too. Great generation aren’t they? 🙂

    Hoping and praying for a label and manager that appreciates Davids great talent and will help him to magnify it for the world to see and appreciate. He is such a blessing…everyone needs to hear him.

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  97. MunkFOD said

    PS Angelica, Thanks for your beautiful words, pictures, ……brought me calm….. and a smile. Thank you so much!

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  98. Dja, just love what David said before he sang BSMS.
    thanks for posting that unforgettable performance. Can I give one back to you that says how I feel?

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  100. bebereader said

    Kaycee, Bluesky and Munk,

    Thank you for your heartfelt comments about your children, away from home. Went straight to my heart.

    JR, Welcome Back! You’ve been missed!!

    Were you a part of the Twitter madness last night when we were trying to trend #WeSupportArchie and #LetsbuyTOSOD? Was wondering if it did, in fact, get trended? (I fell asleep on the job.)

    The man tweets:

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  101. Tawna21 said

    Oh my heck, Skydancer–I think you may have just found our fan theme song!! It’s been kind of a lot of years since this was one of my favs, but you just restored that like.

    I heard my radio station here in Utah talking about David being ‘dropped’ by his label, and it ruffled my feathers, so I emailed the DJ’s…..

    Okay, so I have just one question–if record sales are required to keep a record label happy, and radio play is vital to a song being recognized, thus creating sales, why doesn’t B98.7 play the singles released from ‘The Other Side Of Down’ by David Archuleta? His fan base can only create a certain amount of album sales. Most of us have purchased multiple copies and gifted them to other people, but that can only go so far. Radio play is vital for creating new fans and record sales.
    The Jive label has not said they ‘dropped’ him. He was released from their roster. He created the 3 albums for his contract. They did nothing to promote his sales. He does not fit into ‘the mold’ of today’s rude, crudely sexy (although his fans find him sexy in a pleasant way), and otherwise obnoxious, and can’t sing a real note without auto-tune, performers that are played over and over. Thank goodness he has values and hasn’t turned into a Miley Cyrus or Justin Bieber mess (the day I hear JB on B98.7 is the last day I listen to the station-he is just wrong).
    Why he hasn’t been supported by the radio stations in this state is beyond my comprehension. David is in charge of his future, and his comments since last Thursday have been very positive and uplifting to his fans. His talent far surpasses what Jive and Wright Entertainment Group can do for him. Keep your eye on David Archuleta.
    It’s not too late to start showing some support and playing something besides a 2-year old ‘Crush’. I would welcome any feedback you have to offer as far as why we haven’t heard his songs played. It’s really been confusing to me, as well as hundreds of thousands of other fans.
    Thanks for being an otherwise really great station.
    Tawna Witney”

    I got in response…
    I appreciate your obvious passionate support for David–we too are huge fans after meeting him and spending time together. We actually have five of David’s songs in rotation right now, including “Something ‘Bout Love” and the unplugged versions of “A Thousand Miles”. The one I DO NOT get is Keisha–she’s a nasty human being, sings horribly and every song is about getting wasted and having unprotected sex. I’m with you–the good guys don’t always get the breaks.
    Erin”

    I responded back that I don’t listen 24/7 so I’m glad to know that they are playing the songs and I will check the playlists. This is the station that had him there for a promo and Todd & Erin were so good with David. Several Utah Voice fans were there.

    Tawna

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  102. Angelica said

    (((JR))), welcome back my dear. Hope you are dealing as well as can be expected with your loss.

    Kaycee#90,

    “I thoroughly trust David in choosing the best path for him to take in the days to come…and yet, in my heart, I have had a hard time silencing my worries. I marvel at all the pressure this amazing young man is under–being pulled in so many different directions, dealing with the expectations of others, being there for his family, keeping priorities and perspectives straight, trying to stay true to himself in a world where he is constantly told that he will only succeed if he changes…doing all this while fans and non-fans watch and wait, knowing that whatever he decides, there are those that will be disappointed, those who will think he is naive, and those who will think he doesn’t know what he is doing.”

    Great perspective and well put. As much as I trust him my heart aches for him sometimes. He has a lot on his shoulders.

    Tawna, you go guurrll!!

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  103. bebereader said

    Tawna,

    *applause* and Thank you!

    An email such as your’s should be sent to any radio station that insists on making snarky comments about David being “dropped from Jive”. The “dropped from Jive” part is getting old because the reality is that David fulfilled his 3-cd contract with Jive and they simply parted ways. The media loves to put a negative spin on anything. I noticed that David Burger updated his article from “David A was Dropped…” to “David A Was Released from Jive”.

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  104. Angelica said

    Happy Birthday Nanaweize!!

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  105. MT said

    98. Sky: Your video brougnt a smile to my face. 🙂

    100. Tawna: Applauding with BeBe.
    Go get em’girl!

    ♫ Happy Birthday, Nanaweize! ♫

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  106. 100. Tawna..way to go girl!!..becoming proactive.Kudos to you for doing just that!On that ♫, (haha) heading out now to pick up some TOSOD cds♫ before work.♥♥ ☺ ♫ ☺♪♫ ☺ ☼ ♫
    (thanks ODDity, this is fun!)My brain is easily entertained.

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  107. bebereader said

    Sky: I’ve always loved that song in #98! So fitting now! Thank you!

    Birthday Wishes to Nanaweize:

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  108. davidstopsmyaging said

    Tawna, awesome email!!

    It causes heartache to read about all of you missing your children. My oldest son is an airforce pilot and gets shipped all over the world, and I miss him terribly. He was just home for a couple of weeks, but when he left it felt like something inside of me was slowly being ripped away–ouch. My daughter is in Ethiopia as a peace corps volunteer—for TWO AND A HALF YEARS—-sigh. You know that whole thing about “If you love them, you have to set them free”—-whoever said that, anyway??:)

    I know, I know—David would say “Put one foot in front of the other—keep on moving” I do—-thanks David, for that!

    I miss David, too, by the way.

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  109. djafan said

    Betsy, “I was just thinking of this today! (David saying those words)
    Sigh. Love him.”

    Davidstopsmyaging,

    I miss David, too, by the way.

    Ditto, so much so it’s not normal like David says ♥

    Kaycee, Munkfod and Bluesky,

    It must be so hard to have your son so far away, but I guess when we feel it’s the end of the world it really isn’t. David is a good name 🙂

    Lynnela,

    “David’s future is in God’s hands, and I can’t think of a better manager for his career. I’m sure he seeks God’s will in his life, so I’m sure things will work out the way they should. Fear not.”

    I’m going to copy all these wonderful words of wisdom and comfort into one place. Beautiful and comforting.

    MT,

    “Sorry admins if I’m out of line on this one, I’m venting. Feel free to delete this comment.”

    Not deleting, venting respectfully is sometimes needed and you’ve done good 🙂

    JR, continued prayers for you ♥

    Nanaweize, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!

    David tweets! And the day is sunny in So Cali. More tweets please!

    Bebe, We went at it last night on twitter and I don’t think it trended. But knowing David reads twitter he sees our constant love and support for him.

    Tawna! Here is a huge high five from me to you!!!!!

    Skydancer, love the song, 1,000,000% true words! The only place I’d heard it before is here!

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  110. FG said

    Angelica – your words are LOVELY. I have been so busy working. While I have always trusted in his future being magnificent, I never planned to have to wait, or have a lull. I never dreamed I’d ever have knowledge of him possibly not being signed to a contract, and not touring. Hearing him sing live and seeing his face are like breathing to me now.

    I am soooo happy that David tweeted on Saturday. I do feel better now. But I have ZERO patience. ZERO.

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  111. djafan said

    Cambio on David 🙂

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    http://www.cambio.com/news/david-archuleta-jive-part-ways?a_dgi=aolshare_twitter

    Found this on FanScene.

    This is something we have been discussing of how logistically put into action. I think we may have an answer.

    COMING SOON on Angels for a Cause:

    A project where you can gift CD’s for a cause that is close to David Archuleta’s heart.

    It’s a win – win situation.

    You can do something good and bring a little joy into someone’s life with the music of David.

    Music, gifting, charity, David – oh my!

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  112. MT said

    ♫ Sky, your post at 105 gave me a really good laugh. TY ♥

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  113. sweetonDA said

    Stepping out of lurkdom to thank all of you for your words of wisdom. Love this post Angelica.

    I’m in David’s corner with all of you. I have no doubt that he is at the helm and will prevail this storm also.

    But, that doesn’t mean my heart doesn’t ache for him.

    JR, so good to hear from you, welcome back. Continued prayers for you and your family.

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  114. sweetonDA said

    oops…forgot to wish Nanaweize HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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  115. Angelica said

    FG,

    “I never dreamed I’d ever have knowledge of him possibly not being signed to a contract, and not touring.”

    *fingers in ears* lalalalalalala!!

    Djafan and MT…show offs and most especially Skydancer,

    Oddity created a bunch of little monster. lol. Let me try this now that I have a keyboard at work…
    ☺ ♥ ♦ ♠ • ◙ ♂ ♀ ♪ ♫ ☼ ► ◄ ↕ ‼ ¶ § ▬ ↨ ↑ ↓ → ← ∟ ↔ ▲ ▼
    Somebody STOP ME!! haha. That felt good.

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  116. djafan said

    Hello SweetOnDA,

    Why the lurking?? Come out and play more often 🙂

    “But, that doesn’t mean my heart doesn’t ache for him.”

    And ache it does. I’m confident David will be fine, but I still shed tears I’m only human.

    FG,

    “Hearing him sing live and seeing his face are like breathing to me now.”

    Me to ♥

    Angelica,

    ☺♦•-♣♠○◘•☺♦•◘○♦♣♠☺☻♥♀8Y/:$!☼☼æ hahaha

    Over 1,000 signatures on the card for David.

    http://www.groupcard.com/c/81jsNiJOKJ7?ec=Bjwiqhk3N4P

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  117. MT said

    hahahahha Angelica, you’ve given me my second good laugh on this stress filled day.

    And I wanna know how you did that RED ONE!!

    Still laughing!!!

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  118. Fanis Archangelicus said

    Oh my goodness – look what happened when I innocently shared a few lil key strokes in chat (I’m ODDity in chat for anyone who doesn’t know). Glad you’re having fun with your new-found powers! 🙂

    Now, how do I change my avi so i can stop splitting my personality and become ODDity here too? I still want to hear our David sing Panis Angelicus though (the reason I adopted the Fanis Archangelicus moniker in the first place).

    Just so ya’ll know, I ♥♥♥ this place!

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  119. ODDity said

    Omigosh! With the last post all the angels were changed to my new avi!

    So sorry and embarrassed!

    I’m outta here.

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  120. bebereader said

    Kudos to Cambio for the well-written article (in comment #110) on David parting ways with Jive.

    SweetOnDA, How are you feeling?

    Have you read the messages on David’s card (link at bottom of comment #115)? Knowing David, he will read all 1,005 of them and will know, without a doubt, how loved he is by his fans. Warning: Have a box of kleenex nearby. 😉

    ODDity, Love your new avi! 😉

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  121. Well, in my opinion I like David’s style and special that way of singing he has. I’d like to see next more songs like TOSOD, that’s my favorite one. I love when he sings in spanish. I don’t know yet if he has realized he has a lot of fans from Latinamerica but he really is amired by latins. So, I’m sure there are other like me who would like David to record an album in spanish. Maybe some hits he had in english such as “CRUSH”, “ZERO GRAVITY”, “A LITTLE TOO NOT OVER YOU” and at present “THE OTHER SIDE OF DOWN” but now in spanish, that would be great. David’s decision was okay with me, you don’t know why things happens, I’m sure better things will come for him and his carrer. So in my humild opinion I’d like to listen to a David’s album completely in spanish. David has become one of the best young performers and he’ll do the better for saving and continue his career as singer for sure!

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  122. Angelica said

    VictorEddie,

    See post #72? I brought your comment over yesterday. 🙂

    ODDity,

    LM☺☺Off!!! First you get everybody posting little hearts and musical notes. Then,pssst 😉 (there is a delay of a few minutes to several hours whenever you change your avi) you keep checking to see if it’s arrived and then get surprised and run for it when it finally does! I am crying with laughter! Thanks!

    I didn’t know you were Fanis Archangelicus. huh.

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  123. ray said

    #115 djafan,i am with you know he will be all right,but my heart aches for him ,all the fones in the bussenes throuing him under the bus when they realy dont know what realy went on,seacreast for one,showed his real colors,no respect for him now davids more of a man then all of them

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  124. Dakgal said

    You guys are all such a hoot! ♪♪♪♫♫)☺♥♥♥♥♥☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺ First new toy I’ve had in a long time. Thanks ODDity

    #98 Skydancer1x and #208 Dja –Thank you ( I think) for those
    videos–gave me the good cry that’s been stuck in my throat and heart for days now.

    I’m trying so hard to have faith–but I feel I’m hanging onto a small tree branch at the edge of a cliff, waiting for someone to pull me up. A three or four page letter from David every day
    would do the trick.

    Love ♥♥♥ this place–you are all so good for what ails me.

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  125. Abrra said

    Dak
    Being patient and trust that David is doing what he needs to do to get back on track is the best way to go. No amount of hand wringing and worrying is going to change things. David needed this change. He learned a lot about the music business these past few years. Let’s give him a chance to show us what he can do next? Jive wasn’t working for him. He is better off looking at other options. Have we not always been happy with his decisions?

    Don’t make me come out on that ledge and jerk you back, ok? I am afraid of heights.

    Here let the man tell you himself.


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  126. ODDity said

    Thanks to whoever removed all my “spammy” attempts to see if my avi had finally changed. Abrra would have whacked me hard with her wand if she had seen those. Whew!

    I just returned from reading many of the comments on the group card. I hope they gladden David’s sweet little heart like they did mine. He is beloved by so many for all the right reasons.

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  127. Abrra said

    ODD

    My wand was on fire removing the spam ;)( it’s a JOKE!!)

    Like Angelica said, it takes some time after you change avatars. The server resets it eventually. Clearing history files, then closing your browser and coming back, sometimes makes it show a bit sooner.

    Nanaweize!

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    Abrra

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  128. ODDity said

    Oh, so the posts were removed by the grand spam master herself and I didn’t escape after all. With that fiery wand being wielded, no wonder I felt like I was burning up. 🙂

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  129. ray said

    oo i forgot,angelica,you should be arrested for posting that pic,thats a deadly weapon,do you have a liecense to carry that hahaha

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  130. bebereader said

    David is mentioned here at 1:45

    credit DayBreakUSA

    VictorEddie#120 Like you, I’m hoping for a Spanish cd from David in the not too distant future.

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  131. Dakgal said

    Haha Abs– I’m afraid of heights also.

    Abs I couldn’t find your video.

    I guess all a person has to do is look to David –just pick a song and he gives you the uplifting answers you need.

    I just needed to vent-but I sure could use a good two hour visit over a glass of wine or a cup of coffee.

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  132. bebereader said

    Abs#124 I totally agree! On to bigger and better things for David. We should be celebrating his exit from Jive, a label who has the nerve to call themselves a label, by the way they do NOT promote their clients. As die hard fans it hurts to see David treated unfairly.

    But Jive was only a pit stop for David, a place that gave him his first break after American Idol. He fulfilled his contract and accomplished way more than most at the young age of 20.

    For whatever reason, Jive was not working in David’s best interests. David deserves much better. I’m proud of him for knowing when to leave and for his courage to look for something better.

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  133. Heidijoy said

    Happy Birthday Nanaweize!
    Enjoyed the E-card messages to David. Also the Idol Chatter article and the radio guy above. Trying to ignore those that report based on a knee jerk reactio to Melinda’s tweet and jumped to conclusions.

    Thanks administrators for keeping us off the ledge and thinking more positive.

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  134. Silverfox said

    I posted a comment similar to this at Soul David in response to some the other commenters & the reasons David has most likely not made a statement about Jive or what may be happening right now…and why I selfishly don’t want David to take a leave…

    The “announcement” of David’s release from Jive WAS premature. David is still listed on their roster of artists. Melinda knew full well what she was doing when she let the proverbial cat out of the bag in a very unprofessional manner. However, neither Jive or David have officially announced the release, except for a short confirmation by a Jive “spokesperson” who also should not have said anything, IMO. The legalities of terminating binding contracts even if they have expired, are not a simple thing and both parties must have legal representation. Remember there’s the ownership issue of David’s songs, released & unreleased. There’s current & future sales and royalties from the albums David did while contracted with Jive, which will not suddenly cease because of the split and so much more I’m sure needs to be settled. It may take until the end of the month. It’s imperative that David takes with him what is rightfully his free & clear. Some artists who break with their labels just leave it all for their lawyers & mgrs to deal with the legal issues but David does not have a mgr & hopefully he has a good lawyer who is taking care of his interests and has advised him to be present for any & all meetings until the release is finalized. Knowing what I know about the complexities of terminating contracts, this is why I think David has not made a direct comment about Jive. He simply can’t yet. I’m sure he will as soon as all the issues are resolved which is the mature & responsible way to make such an announcement.

    ******************
    As far as David taking a break, I don’t agree he should, now or ever. I may be selfish, but we need him. I need him. I can remember my life before David and it was a dark, unhappy, living one day at a time kind of place. Pretending all was fine. Smiling, but screaming inside. Wondering if this was going to be the rest of my life. I don’t want to go back there, not for any length of time. I just can’t imagine my life without David in it. If the day comes when David decides to take his leave from us, that will be the day when beautiful music will cease to be. I said I would follow him forever, unconditionally. That will never change. I was just voicing my feelings about the possibility of the unthinkable. 😦

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  135. Abrra said

    #130
    Dak, what video? I see one posted in my comment #124.

    #132
    Heidijoy
    I am with you! I have decided to stay off twitter and avoid the comments in some places. I choose to take my lead from David and be excited for what’s next. 🙂

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  136. Angelica said

    Ray

    “oo i forgot,angelica,you should be arrested for posting that pic,thats a deadly weapon,do you have a liecense to carry that hahaha”

    As a matter of fact, I do.

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  137. MunkFOD said

    Good evening everyone! This is a happy peaceful place! awe…….. with all the commotion and turmoil about it is so nice to come here and feel calm…. hopeful…happy… It is the greatest! So thanks to everyone! 🙂

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  138. Dakgal said

    Silverfox #133 “As far as David taking a break, I don’t agree he should, now or ever. I may be selfish, but we need him. I need him. I can remember my life before David and it was a dark, unhappy, living one day at a time kind of place. Pretending all was fine. Smiling, but screaming inside. Wondering if this was going to be the rest of my life. I don’t want to go back there, not for any length of time. I just can’t imagine my life without David in it. If the day comes when David decides to take his leave from us, that will be the day when beautiful music will cease to be. I said I would follow him forever, unconditionally. That will never change. I was just voicing my feelings about the possibility of the unthinkable.”

    Silverfox– Thank you for expressing so well the way I’m feeling today–I don’t mean to come across as a negative thinker, cause I’m not. I guess I have some pent up anger I don’t know what to do with, for a lot of reasons you also mentioned. Namely Melinda. Had David been given the opportunity to announce this, it would have been a whole different story, and I hope she got herself in a whole lot of trouble because of it. I’m in the camp that thinks this has been in the works for months now, but the rude way it was announced shook us up. I know it’s like flogging a dead horse, but it’s the way I feel, and it feels good to let it out. I have a huge amount of trust and faith in David to do what he feels is best for him right now.

    I’m sooo ready for him to move onward and upward. As David said today ” Looking forward to sunnier weather today hopefully haha”

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  139. Silverfox said

    David took sis to Six Flags today! I forgot it was a Holiday. I’m so glad he had one more day of fun before David gets down to the business of forging a new path for the new opportunities he tweeted about.

    I’m surprised David wasn’t “sighted” at the Monster Truck thing Saturday night or today at Six Flags. He must have been recognized by more than a few people. A photo would have been a real treat!

    Not worried about how David is feeling. He sounds fine and I’m so glad his sis is still with him. As long as he’s in LA, no worries! 😀

    Nite all.

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  140. SandyBeaches said

    David did a vlog before he went to India and that was the first time that I saw a bit of sadness in David so perhaps something was already going on in his world of music. He talked about India towards the end of the vlog and said that he was going away for a bit to India and he would talk more about it when he got back. This is when David adopted the expression “away for a bit”, or “going to LA for a bit” and so on. We talk to our very large labrador retrievers as if they understand everything and we know that one of them does. When we are going away for a few hours or someone is leaving on a trip,(someone like me going to SLC or NY or..or..) then I have a conversation with them that I am going away for “just a bit”. There is definate uncertainity to the time line in that expression but it does tell them words that they have become familiar with that someone is going away but returning. So Mr. David Archuleta, please return in a bit!!

    Abrra tells me sometimes to brighten up but that hardly ever works and with something about David, well maybe never. My name is SandyBeaches and I am not doing well with this and I really don’t know why. But, I do know that I am not alone. Music is a universal language and I happen to like this particular musician and his language. You see, I live with music as part of my everyday life whether I am listening to it or it is in my mind. Except for the other night at The Voice Unplugged, I am not turning David’s music on at all just once in awhile and perhaps it is because it reminds me just too much that any new songs just might not happen or he might not be around when I listen to the ones already there.

    I was involved with music all of my life, but it was not until I heard David sing that it became my life changing experience.

    SB

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  141. Angelica said

    Hey guys,

    I just rescued a Smilebox slideshow that Andrevkr made that was held up in spam till I fixed the code. It’s #99. Have a look. 🙂

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  142. hooked said

    #140 Sandy Beaches – sending you a hug!

    Off to Target to buy TOSOD.

    Everyone – hang in there, something good always comes out of somethang “bad”
    I am sure the end (Jive) is the beginning of something bigger and better for The Voice.

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  143. SandyBeaches said

    Oh Hooked, you are so sweet and thank you for the hug and positive energy, I appreciate it!

    SB

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  144. MT said

    #133. SF
    Thanks so much for posting that explanation. There’s been a lot of worry over the fact that there’s been no statement from either Jive or David. After reading your comment, it makes much more sense to me now.

    I am one who doesn’t believe for a moment that David’s leaving the music scene. He doesn’t strike me as the type to turn tail and run following a setback, if this even is one for him. I’m in Camp David-Knew-It-Was-Coming. I think he’s been making plans for a while now.

    I think it will take a little longer than we had hoped before we see David singing live again, but I don’t think it will be an extended period. David comes alive on stage. I don’t think he could live without it for too long, or at least he wouldn’t want to. I think he’ll be back as soon as he gets all his ducks in a row.

    Of course, that’s just my take on it. But I’m feeling optimistic about things.

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  145. Silverfox said

    My dear SandyBeaches, I feel your sadness, pain & fear. I have been there off & on for the last several days.

    Positive one minute thinking of David’s tweets, then in the abyss of sadness for what we dread may came to pass.

    We have this undeniable need to listen to his music now but at the same time there are certain song that are just too much and almost brings on the tears.

    This can end two ways and ONLY two ways. Anyone who is not concerned…I would love to know your secret. Yes, following David’s lead is a good thing, but he already knows what he’s going to do. We don’t.

    (Hi My Sister! Love you! TTYL).

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  146. MT said

    131. BeBe
    “Jive was only a pit stop for David”

    I agree 100%. And I’m thinking David’s truck is at the pump fueling up and getting ready to move on.

    137. Dak
    “I guess I have some pent up anger I don’t know what to do with, for a lot of reasons you also mentioned. Namely Melinda.”

    Ditto!! I don’t have twitter and I’m glad I don’t because I’d probably want to let fly myself. Anger at Melinda? I don’t even want to get started on that one.

    I was venting earlier. Lol Gonna try not to do it twice in one day. 😀

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  147. bebereader said

    Silverfox: Thank you for outlining the details about binding contracts. I knew that when artists change labels they “take their songs with them” but had no knowledge of exactly how it happens.

    I can no longer imagine a world without David. His voice calms me like nothing else. Maybe it was selfish but I told him so in the message I wrote on the card. I told him that I hope he never stops making music because his voice is a soothing balm. Now I’m glad I said it because I realize that I was speaking for many.

    {{{{SandyBeaches}}}} I heard that David reads the fansites. I hope he takes a stroll down here to The Voice and browses a little and realizes just how much we need him.

    Andrea#99 Cool video!! I was only hoping David would put on the sunglasses in pic #4. LOL

    MT, Don’t be afraid to vent here. We are best support group for each other.

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    David’s tweets:

    Took my sister to Six Flags today. Pretty crowded but had a lot of fun riding the roller coasters 1 hour ago

    Just with the Holidays lines always get big at theme parks Haha. What fun places to get to spend time with people though! 59 minutes ago

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  148. djafan said

    Ray, SF, Dak, and SB,

    I know what you’ve all written was maybe a little hard to do when everyone is trying to look at the bright side. But the heartfelt honesty in the words you’ve written do not go unnoticed.

    I’ve written about the tears, I’ve cried daily while trying to hide it from my family because I don’t want to explain what I’m feeling. I understand the talk of it’s all going to be ok, this is all a good thing, better things are to come, I get all this and I believe it in my heart, but I am human and I’m allowing myself to feel what I feel. Yes I will support him if he were to decide all those things that are being said that don’t involve music but I won’t be ok.

    I hate that he has to go throw any of this because of the incompetence of others and their lack of vision for a true artist and out of this world human being. The lack of professionalism by melinda I hope doesn’t go unnoticed, it was a low blow imo.

    And because I don’t know what to do with this negative energy towards those that speak so harshly of David, the kindest soul, I leave comments everywhere I can to state the facts. It probably doesn’t make a difference but it gives me feel like I’m doing for David until we here from David.

    Sometimes we just need to let it out, vent and know that it’s ok to do so and what a better place than here, where you know you’ll be understood. It’s cathartic.

    I’m now receiving David’s tweets on my cell phone and that is giving me comfort.

    Kimmie’s pictures, she captured his essence like nobody’s business.

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  149. Dakgal said

    #135 Abrra ( in pic three–are those tears on his eyelashes? )
    #147 Bebe
    #148 Dja

    Thanks for the pictures, they put a smile on my face!!! As Abrra says –“we need more pictures around here”

    ♪♪♪ Elevator goes up–Elevator comes down and you just go with the flow -til your feet are back on the ground ♪♪♪

    Guess that sums it up for me– good night everyone and THANKS

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  150. fell asleep on the sofa with the cat after work, and now its midnight, and I am here. So much to catch up on.Ya’ll make me laugh and cry and sometimes both at the same time.
    115.Angelica whats up with the arrow by my name,and it’s flashing. It was ►Oddity’s fault◄ she started it!♪♀♥♥♥♫◄↕►♠◘•♠♣♦ooh cool!

    OK, before I head off to bed, I want to say how wonderful it is to be able to come here and share everything we have felt over the past few days. After reading everyone’s thoughtful and heartfelt comments.. this is where I am in my thoughts as sleepy as I may be, this I know.
    David Archuleta will NEVER stop singing.It is his passion,his love,it is what drives him, it is what he has always wanted to do, and he has thanked God every step of his journey for the gift of allowing him to sing He didn’t have surgery, because more than anything else he wanted to sing! He tried out for American Idol because he wanted to sing.Put his education on hold because he wanted to sing.
    This is what David has wanted to do his whole life and he is doing it.And the past 3 years have opened up his world in so many wonderful ways than he dared to even dream, and shown him that his beautiful voice and talents are meaningful to people, and that he can make the difference in this world for people with his GIFT. He is living out his dream, and that dream will continue… Jive, is just a four letter word.

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  151. kaycee said

    Skydancer, loved your words…you need to be David’s head cheerleader! What a great pep talk! (Haha!…”Jive is just a four letter word!”)

    I am with you all…what a roller coaster of emotions! It’s so nice to read all the comments as we try to process our feelings and wait for more concrete news. I think we all trust David to do what’s best for him, We all want to give him the time and space to figure things out. We all want him to be happy. We all think David is better off splitting from Jive and Melinda. Unfortunately, it doesn’t take away that concern in our hearts that what David may feel is best for him at this time may not be best for us.

    “I may be selfish, but we need him. I need him.” And may I add, Silverfox, that the world needs him too!

    I was thinking today of a story from my childhood about a butterfly struggling to release itself from its restricting cocoon. A man, observing the struggle, attempted to assist the butterfly by cutting open the cocoon, hoping to ease the insects burden, and quicken it’s rebirth. Ironically, by so doing, it irreparably damaged the beautiful butterfly preventing it from ever spreading its wings and flying. What the man in his kindness and haste did not understand was that the struggle required by the butterfly was a way of preparing the body so that it would be strong ready for flight.

    As David appears to be starting a new chapter in his life, shedding this last phase–an important one of growth and learning, and yet a restrictive one with a company that seemed to hold him back–how hard it is to be patient. We want to help him, we know what he is capable of, we want to see him spread those wings and take flight! I know it will happen, but it may take time. Whatever time he needs, I have to keep reminding myself that it’s part of the process in becoming who he was meant to be. Here’s to hanging in there until he’s ready to take off!

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  152. SusanLB said

    Hi everyone, I rarely post but come to this lovely site everyday and have been loving David since Heaven. You guys here are all so talented, witty, thoughtful and funny. I’ve enjoy being a fan of David almost as much as I charish David because of all of you. Thank you. But, boy has it been much more of a ride than I ever expected. I hear you, Ray, SF, Dak, SB and Djafan, I can’t imagine life now without David’s music. I don’t think for a minute he is going to quit music for school or a mission at this time or probably ever. He was born to sing and he knows it. He will find his way and meet his destiny. I’ll will support him 100% always – it’s really not a choice. He has an extraordinary gift and I think we are previleged in that we recognized it so early. The rest of the world will in God’s time.

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  153. Am struggling with my feelings about all that has happened to David. My first thoughts were for him and if he was ok. This article and comments along with his tweets helped me realize that he is in control of the situation. Since I know very little about the music business, I have to trust the Archulator. I do realize that his decision may not be what I’m hoping for him but it is what he wants for himself or feels he needs to do. This whole journey has been such a life learning experience. I feel I’ve learned so much from this young man – first through his music then through his actions. Better than any nonsense reality show out there (my relatives are big on them) and much more meaningful. Thank you David Archuleta.

    I’m anxiously awaiting a vlog, as he will let us know exactly how he is doing. Maybe not in words but definitely by his facial expressions. Also ‘saw a bit of sadness in David’, (SandyBeaches#140) in his last vlog before he talked about the children in India. Left me perplexed at the time.

    I miss David, too. For me it’s a feeling I’m familiar with, however. Have not been as fortunate as many here but yet I feel fortunate that I have seen & met him twice – David/Demi tour; CFTH tour. Wasn’t able to see AI7 tour (two other functions planned back in February); solo tour (had Phoenix concert tickets, airline tkt but husband’s cancer surgery); MoTab (husband’s birthday) or even the Grove (on the other coast). All were close enough in proximity but the timing was so off. Come to the realization that if it happens, it was meant to be. Still kills me though…..

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  154. pocoelsy said

    Angelica, 🙂 What a very emotional rollercoaster ride in Davidsland and for me, On Saturday I had to leave my family to fly back to Bangkok to take care of my mom she had a minor eye operation , it all went well but very scary though. Without my laptop, I have to use public internet(not a big fan of it)!!! to come to “THE VOICE” and felt like got hit by a train about David’s news, man what a news!!! all I want for him is happiness and smooth sailing success with bed of roses all the way and on his terms, I guess I just being unrealistic ha ha but a talent like his it just not right…..but yeah like everyone of you I never had any doubts that that day will come sooner than later, I trust him and us fans. David just needs to know that we care and will be here to support him and love him always.

    Oh, have to say that TOSOD is one of the best album out there(at least in 2010-2011 if not ever), it truly is. Eagerly waiting for the next big things to come.

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  155. skydancer#150 – you are too funny – “Jive, is just a four letter word.” Hahaha!! Also you made the point – he just wants (wanted) to sing. “David Archuleta will NEVER stop singing.It is his passion,his love,it is what drives him, it is what he has always wanted to do, and he has thanked God every step of his journey for the gift of allowing him to sing He didn’t have surgery, because more than anything else he wanted to sing! He tried out for American Idol because he wanted to sing.Put his education on hold because he wanted to sing.”

    That is what he’s said & what you said is so true.

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  156. cb said

    Angelica, Last night I was catching up on David news. I read your article and your comment on David’s card. I got teary over both but you made me feel better. 🙂 Thank you.

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  157. David & Brad Paisley headline STADIUM OF FIRE

    Here is the presscon vid

    9 PIX here —

    http://www.ksl.com/?nid=460&sid=14503774&pid=3

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  158. MORE PIX here –

    http://www.heraldextra.com/entertainment/article_f129eb26-404c-11e0-ba49-001cc4c03286.html?mode=image

    http://www.freedomfestival.org/sof/

    YAY!

    To paraphrase Crush “cos this dude ain’t going away-ay-ay, yeah!”

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