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    David James Archuleta (born December 28, 1990) is an American singer-songwriter and actor. At ten years old, he won the children's division of the Utah Talent Competition leading to other television singing appearances.[6] When he was twelve years old, Archuleta became the Junior Vocal Champion on Star Search 2.[6] In 2007, at sixteen years old, he became one of the youngest contestants on the seventh season of American Idol.[7] In May 2008 he finished as the runner-up, receiving 44 percent of over 97 million votes.

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David Archuleta ~ the Man, the Music, the Mission

Posted by bluesky4home on Monday, March 7, 2011

Sundance Film Festival ~ January 2009

The Man (Or: DA ((aka: Christopher Robin)) visits my Hundred Acre Woods.)

Truthfully? My natural thought processes tend to be more like Eeyore than Winnie the Pooh. I have also been known to share a weekly cup of anxiety with Piglet. (Just sayin’: There are probably going to be thorns on that there rose. But, no stomping please. Good roses are hard to find!) Some people tell me that the words pragmatic and paranoid are just a little too close in my dictionary.  *sigh*

So when DA began his career following Idol with the outlook: “I could get hit by a car…”, part of me nodded in melancholy approval of his “seize the day” attitude. And I totally understood his occasional forays into: “If this doesn’t work out I might…” From my viewpoint this was no ‘starry-eyed puppy’. Although he may have been inexperienced, he was still a man who had done his homework and knew something about the odds.

So my own Pooh Bear (in search of ever more DA music), has always been accompanied by a very faithful Eeyore (ready to predict the inevitable lack). However DA, (with his inimitable way of upsetting my “Is it half full, or half empty?” apple cart), has come to the rescue once again, and like Christopher Robin who cures all ills, he has set right the affairs in my Hundred Acre Woods. He has answered the question of the ages: “Will there be enough music from you, DA?” He has penned ‘Happily Ever After’ into my story.

How? By answering the simple question: “Who would you like to sing with this year?” And DA, (who seems to always speak while offering a restful, mental branch on which any migrant thought may land) said: Tony Bennett.  “I think it would be so cool! He’s just… he’s been doing it for so long and he still sounds amazing.” (DA, you just kinda make my heart go pitter-patter when you say things like that.)

Thereupon my inner “Eeyore” sat down in shocked wonder and blissfully forgot that he had ever lost his tail. You could say, he “closed his eyes and saw the view”.

The Music (Or: Is there a ((classical)) genre that does NOT wait anxiously for DA to rebirth it?)

Cannons! Fireworks! Stadiums of cheers! Cue the 1812 Overture and Beethoven’s’ Ode to Joy! While DA can often confuse, entertain and delight us with seeming non-sequiturs, he is never random when it comes to music. (Exhibit “A”: Eva Cassidy.) So I knew he was perfectly serious. And. I. Rejoiced.

Tony Bennett. (Bless his unsuspecting heart!) This genre of music has not been on the top of my listening choices. But I do appreciate it. And I love what Michael Buble has done and is doing to bring that genius forward to a new audience.

My lack however, did not stop me from recognizing DAs’ own brilliance, appreciation, embodiment, and slam-dunk delivery of said genre whenever he got the chance.

So you can get the idea, here is Tony Bennett (generation jumping) with Michael Buble in 2010.

I can totally see how DA would look on stage with either of these lovely people. (Or both?! Yes, please?) And I would start saving my money….. now.

The Mission (Or: Even though the offer may self-destruct in 10 seconds, I believe DA has accepted his own Mission Impossible and will succeed.)

The historical perspective: Tony Bennetts’ first number one hit was in 1951. He was 25 years old. After several hits his run came to an end in the mid 60s and he seemed to disappear. He had a 15 year span when he was off the musical radar. In the 90s he came back stronger than ever, again putting out gold records. He has kept his musical style intact and “remains a popular and critically praised recording artist and concert performer.” Two things are credited with his comeback success:  1) a good manager (his brother) and 2) being true to his own music.

The New York Times said, “Tony Bennett has not just bridged the generation gap, he has demolished it. He has solidly connected with a younger crowd weaned on rock. And there have been no compromises.” At age 68 he had made it all the way back. He was 84 this last August and is still giving performances and concerts. (Added note: He was taught the “Bel canto” singing discipline, which was said to “keep his voice in good shape for his entire career.”)

Mr. Bennett also knows he has unique fans, especially the ones in the UK. He says how they “really take you in and treat you like family” (Sound like any fans you know?)

DA is a planner, a worker, a dreamer, an avid learner and constantly searches the heavens (both within and without) for guidance. He makes goals. He has vision. He has experience with challenges and how they can ultimately work in surprising ways for ones benefit. He also recognizes and appreciates these attributes when he finds them in others.

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE that he said he would like to sing with Tony Bennett. This year. Ahem. (Please take notice, Mr. Bennett!) I ABSOLUTELY LOVE that he dreams of singing until he is 84. Think of all the songs!!!! It. blows. my. mind. (Cause, (( love ya Mr. B.)) DA has more than one genre he can sing – actually.) (And, actually, he already copped the whole “demolishing generation gaps” thing when he was 17: “Shop Around”, “Imagine”, Christmas tour, anyone?)

DA, I love how you think and I trust you. Thank you so much for just being who you are. And for wanting to sing with Tony Bennett.

“You find it! You know it! Don’t make it wait! These are words I wanna say every hour of every day.” Wherever he is, DA makes it a “good place”. And my heart is comforted. My Hundred Acre Woods is lit with the eternal sunlight of contentment. And me? *sigh* I have been given the map to the honey tree.

“Silly old bear”.



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188 Responses to “David Archuleta ~ the Man, the Music, the Mission”

  1. Fiona said

    Lovely article, bluesky! I couldn’t sleep so this was a great surprise to find late at night! Thank you.

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  2. bluesky4home said

    I’m still up myself. Insomnia…. when you are young you wish you could stay up all night and when you aren’t so young you wish you could sleep!!

    ^_^

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  3. ODDity said

    Bluesky,

    You are such an amazing wordsmith! I really enjoyed reading this new article, as I do each one that is published. There is so much talent here. ♥♥♥

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  4. Marylee said

    “You find it! You know it! Don’t make it wait! These are words I wanna say every hour of every day.” Wherever he is, DA makes it a “good place”. And my heart is comforted”.

    ************
    Bluesky..beautifully written & the thought of David singing with Tony Bennett makes my heart soar…”this year”..*fingers crossed* ❤

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  5. Bluesky, Love what you have written here.
    “My Hundred Acre Woods is lit with the eternal sunlight of contentment. And me? *sigh* I have been given the map to the honey tree.”

    ahhh, and what a honey tree it is!:)

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  6. emmegirl said

    bluesky,
    Oh bother! Have to head to work when I would much rather stay here and soak in this delicious delightful delovely piece of work.

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  7. bebereader said

    Bluesky, you take us to the moon and back with your sublime and inspiring writing!

    I’m so very proud of David for choosing Tony Bennett when asked with whom he’d like to sing this year. David is a musical genius so his choice should not have surprised me but to my knowledge he’s never mentioned TB in public before so for me it came out of left field!

    Although I’ve never been fan of Tony Bennett’s music, I recognize his huge talent and contribution to the genre of jazz music and to the world of entertainment in general.

    David Archuleta, another huge talent…it’s a win-win situation!

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  8. Donna said

    When I saw David singing at the Sundance Festival with a poster of Tony Bennett behind him I immediately thought of the similarities and how I would wish David that kind of career (without the 15 year intermission).

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  9. MT said

    Bluesky, you have an absolutely charming way of wording things. I just love the way this story was woven.

    As for TB, I really don’t know much about him except that he is a big name in the industry. I have high hopes for David and I think he will also achieve that status some day. I believe his extraordinary talent will get him there.

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  10. bluesky said

    #7 Bebereader:

    Ha! “Fly me to the moon” reference, 4theworld! (You sneaky pun-person, you!) And for me? Well, Mr. B. was never really a favorite either. (Though it is really easy to get used to Buble! *sigh*)

    What was so wonderful to me was that DA (see “DA” in BOLD letters here) HAD heard of him, was familiar with him (needless to say, the whole genre) and WANTED to sing with him. Our lefty kinda lives in ‘left field’.

    Take us there with you, DA. Maybe that’s where the moon is after all. ^_^

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  11. Tawna21 said

    Bluesky you’ve intrigued my Eeyore! I, too,was not a real fan of the TB type of music in the past (although I could appreciate his talent and really smooth voice), but since Buble I’ve learned to appreciate the music more, as well (don’t ask me why–there is no answer). I would L.O.V.E to hear David and Mr. Bennett duet together. It gives me warm chills to just think of it.

    Don’t you just love how David has created in us the desire to look at the glass as half full since we’ve come to know him. I wonder why it took me so many years to realize this is a good way of life?

    ” My Hundred Acre Woods is lit with the eternal sunlight of contentment. And me? *sigh* I have been given the map to the honey tree.” Amen to this. 🙂

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  12. MT said

    Blueberry, I have to say thanks! You are expanding my musical horizons. I did check out Tony Bennett as well as Michael Buble (kinda embarassed to admit I had no idea what MB sang, but I did recognize one or two.) Some good stuff by both. 🙂

    And I actually imagined David doing a new arrangement to Fly Me To The Moon, it sounded really pretty in my head. haha

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  13. MT said

    Bluesky, sorry for giving you a new name there in #12. Not enough sleep!

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  14. Angelica said

    VLOG!!

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  15. Angelica said

    Photobucket

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  16. xaris said

    Angelica, I am going to hurt myself one day laughing at your cats. But I agree….

    My problem with sitting quietly and pondering anything at my age is that I invariably fall asleep.

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  17. stenocruiser said

    Okay, David, thanks for the weather report. Thanks for the AI update!??! Thanks for the assignment — guess I’ll just ponder all the things you didn’t say. Evasive much? We love you anyway! Hope this means there will be a real vlog/blog very soon, after you do your own pondering (lol).

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  18. Heidijoy said

    Angelica, Love the picture of the Cat and the Inadquate description. I was disappointed not to hear any details !!

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  19. archangel48 said

    Huh?

    lol

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  20. bebereader said

    I think David’s loyalty to AI is commendable. But he is a professional now with enough experience to teach a class full of American Idol hopefuls.

    I want/need a crumb that he’s writing that he will be performing soon. Something! I guess I will just have to ponder. Grrrrr

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  21. bebereader said

    Donna#8,

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  22. collegemom said

    I so agree, bebe, please, just a crumb of info about touring or anything!

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  23. djafan said

    Bluesky, You are so creative. I’d be curious to look into that mind of yours and see how it’s wired. I’m not a Bennett or Buble fan but after watching HYALMC I could see David singing those genres and killing them.

    David you have left me starved!!!

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  24. bluesky said

    While you are pondering the future…. it could look something like this.

    A Josh Groban and Michael Buble duet. With DA there, can you think of any more cuteness than these 3?

    I don’t know what kind of music DA will end up with, but I am prepared to be amazed, charmed and delighted. (Absence makes the heart grow fonder… maybe. But that cat looks mighty hungry.)

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  25. Dayzee said

    Who knew four minutes could be so short? Long enough for some vloggers. Too long for others. But David? Not enough honey in that pot.

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  26. bluesky said

    #8 Donna

    You noticed and remembered. Like Angelica. I did not. Too cool!! ^_^

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  27. MT said

    OMG that vlog, and that cat!!!

    You guys have my sides aching with laughter. What more can I say except,

    Ya gotta love him!!!

    and More info David, please??????

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  28. djafan said

    MoTAB dvd’s!!!!!!!!

    @jhgma13

    at work-just got notice that motab concert dvd & cd available 8-23!

    thats august 23! 14 minutes ago via txt

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  29. SandyBeaches said

    Bluesky, I want to read your article again tonight before I comment, but I am really enjoying it!!

    Just for now…

    What was that 4 minute GIG anyway David?

    Like I said to a friend, he is either avoiding us or evading us mostly avoiding us for some reason. Why can we not figure it out?

    Dear David at least you are keeping your New Year’s resolution, but where did the 4 minute limit come from?

    “I heard he sang a good song, I heard he had a style
    And so I came to see him, to listen for a while
    And there he was, this young boy, a stranger to my eyes

    Killing me softly with his song
    Killing me softly with his song”

    Oh geez, I wonder why that is going through my mind?

    SB

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  30. Abrra said

    Bluesky

    Loved your article, really!
    “he is never random when it comes to music”

    You said it!

    Now if he can just share what his plans are for HIS MUSIC, I’d be happy 😉 He must be saving up all the good news for later.

    Ponder that?

    Abrra

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  31. Dakgal said

    Adm. Is there a post from me stuck somewhere? I posted and it didn’t show up then things went bonkers?????

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  32. Abrra said

    Dak

    WordPress server was wonky for a few minutes. Your post is not in the spam filter. You will have to write it again.

    Abrra

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  33. Dakgal said

    TY abrra–leave it to me to pick the wonky few minutes to post. Haha.

    Angelica LOL==but spot on! I don’t want David to waste this precious time talking about AI. I,for one,am not even watching it. I’d rather hear how Conditioner is doing. Anything.
    If he’s not ready to talk about what he’s up to–then the adored babble will do.

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  34. poof said

    Yes, Bluesky, you sure have a way of spinning words around until I see things from a different direction. Really loved your piece. (My kids and I had Lots of Winnie the Pooh memorized by the time they said, “No more!”) But…. there is not a spin out there that will make me appreciate M. Buble. Tony Bennett is an original,,, David is an original,,,,, I rest my case.

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  35. betsy said

    Really enjoyed your article Bluesky. Always write, k?

    What I really enjoyed about David’s vlog was that he seemed excited to watch Idol again. Good to see him geeking about something, enjoying the show, the talent (there is more than usual), and just sitting down to enjoy time with his family – something he hasn’t had much time to do. I bet he sings along. I bet he knows every word of every song. I bet he knows all of their names.
    American Idol should realize how d&@$ lucky they are to have him watching. He is the best advertisement for that show ever.

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  36. Angelica said

    Poof,

    I agree with you 100%. I may be in the minority here but I love Tony Bennett and Michael Buble is no Tony Bennett. He is derivative and pale in comparison to those he emulates, i.e., Sinatra, Bennett, Damone, etc. David is an artist with his own personal style and if he takes own a song, he makes it his own.

    Bluesky,

    I love the whimsical turn you bring to your thoughts when you write. You take Winnie the Poo and Eeyore and the Hundred Acre Woods and spin it into real world knowledge of what it takes to have staying power in a very competitive business. I think it’s very revealing that the secret to Tony Bennett’s career longevity is good management and staying true to himself. I love the Park City performance where Tony Bennetts portrait was in the background, like a good omen or foreshadowing of things to come. Not that David will copy him or be another Tony Bennett, but that he is a true original with a voice that is destined for greatness. This I believe. I have pondered on it.Thinking emoticon Pictures, Images and Photos And now I have written it down.

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  37. poof said

    Angelica

    Wherever I am, there’s always Pooh,
    There’s always Pooh and Me.
    Whatever I do, he wants to do,
    “Where are you going today?” says Pooh:
    “Well, that’s very odd ‘cos I was too.
    Let’s go together,” says Pooh, says he.
    “Let’s go together,” says Pooh.

    (first verse of US TWO from Now We Are Six from A.A. Milne) Yep, addictive

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  38. bluesky said

    I was telling my friend that DA is like this quantum machine that takes all the input from the past, allows it to churn inside him until it jells, then facilitates the birth of something so beautiful it can surprise even him in its final metamorphosis. But that is because for him, music is the means to a message and not the message itself.

    The magic of DA is what he sees in others that I do not see. What he hears in music that I do not hear. And then, when he tells it to me, somehow I find deep down, that I knew it all along. And it is precious to me.

    I love hearing all your different thoughts. And that we can all enjoy this journey.

    Thank you.
    bluesky

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  39. djafan said

    I’ve been pondering all evening and watching that vlog over and over. Oh David, didn’t give us a morsel of the much needed info. So to look at the bright side, he gave me his infectious smile and that hair seems to have a life of it’s own, loving it.

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  40. Abrra said

    Bluesky #38
    Thank you for pointing out something positive about how David puts his mark on music.I needed that so much. I will admit that his vblog was disappointing to me. I expected something about writing or a mention of the Stadium of Fire concert. In the past, there was usually some news relating to his career. He has made a resolution to make a blog every week. Perhaps that is too often and he just spoke of what was top most on his mind. I am patient about when he gets back on stage. He should take all the time he needs to get his professional life on track. Hearing about what he did recently to further that goal is far more interesting to this fan.

    Abrra

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  41. Abrra said

    Thanks djafan for another great collage 🙂

    Abrra

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  42. MT said

    38. Bluesky,

    “I was telling my friend that DA is like this quantum machine that takes all the input from the past, allows it to churn inside him until it jells, then facilitates the birth of something so beautiful it can surprise even him in its final metamorphosis.”

    ^^ THIS!! Wow, love that!

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  43. bluesky said

    Abrra #40

    Oh, my dear friend Abrra! I was asked months ago about an old fable-story that tells of a man who hires on to work at a farm. He tells the farmer that he is a good hire because he “can sleep when the wind blows”. It seems that he is so good at what he does a storm cannot awaken him. All is safely taken care of, horses, cows, sheep, hay.

    Oh, I feel SUPREMELY that DA is only sitting with his family and enjoying Idol so much because his “music” and its delivery to us IS being taken care of. Tenderly and Mindfully.

    I truly believe that. Why else could I write what I did above? Why else could I sit and enjoy Idol as I have not ever. Especially since I have never watched it before DA and never since until now. The difference? My life is not on the line each week. I just enjoy. I feel DA is enjoying it the same way. He could not be if his Music were not being taken care of.

    (But if you need to vent … I will email you my ##. Piglet and I are on for tea anytime!!)

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  44. djafan said

    Bluesky,

    I’m with MT, How do you come up with these thoughts? I think that jelling is taking place slowly but surely. I can’t even imagine what the metamorphosis is going be like.

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  45. emmegirl said

    bluesky, you write with an enlightened artfulness or an artful enlightenment. Idk, but I like it. 🙂

    Thanks so much for the Bennett/Buble video. Had not listened to Tony Bennett in years and boy does that video show his brilliance. And as far as Mr.DJA, he could more than hold his own with both.

    Poof 37, poo-fect!

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  46. bluesky said

    Emmegirl..
    I am just glad to be feeling a bit better so that I can enjoy you all more. And I agree.. he would bashfully drop them all through the metaphorical stage floor. Mouths open.

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  47. Heidijoy said

    Bluesky, I love the way you think and the way you write. Thank You.

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  48. bebereader said

    Tony Bennett, Tony Bennett…Got it!
    I just remembered that my daughter’s friend graduated from a high school in NYC called “Frank Sinatra School of the Arts” founded by Tony Bennett!

    I did a little research and found a letter he wrote to parents:

    “….I would like students to know at the onset that fame and celebrity are not the true goals of the arts. The true artist is at the service of a rigorous arts and academic program…and his craft.

    Through the years…it was always Frank Sinatra’s desire to help children receive a quality education involving the arts. I can think of no better way to remember, celebrate and honor my best friend and colleague, the great performer and entertainer, Frank Sinatra, than to create a wonderful, vibrant school in his name.”

    Sincerely,
    Tony Bennett

    Recognizing new young talent is apparently of interest to Tony Bennett. I just know that he would love to do a duet with David Archuleta.

    As for David’s vlog and new music and touring, I’m quoting him from MKOP:

    “Give it time and it will fall in line…”

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  49. ok…I haven’t looked behind me yet, but I am pretty sure I have just laughed my butt off!!ROFL!

    First the vlog, then Angelica’s cat….I’m with you kitty!
    “where’s the beef?”

    ok, he is looking oh so handsome♥
    He is in the closet with a random gorilla…☺ ☺ ☺
    He is really enjoying A.I.with the family
    He wants us to take time to ponder….hmmm, and write down our thoughts afterwards,
    and it will help us out.
    well, he looks incredibly cute, and relaxed, anyway…♥*sigh*♥

    I’m so confused!
    …need to go ponder

    Xaris..your comment
    “My problem with sitting quietly and pondering anything at my age is that I invariably fall asleep.”
    omg,that is the funniest thing I have ever heard.LOL!

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  50. kaycee said

    Bluesky…just wow.

    Really needed this tonight:
    “Oh, I feel SUPREMELY that DA is only sitting with his family and enjoying Idol so much because his “music” and its delivery to us IS being taken care of. Tenderly and Mindfully.”

    Because this is what I was feeling earlier:
    “I can’t describe the feeling I get hearing him talk about everything but music, when that is what he lives and breathes. It just feels so…..off.” (found that comment on another site)

    And Xaris, this sooo warrants repeating again:
    “My problem with sitting quietly and pondering anything at my age is that I invariably fall asleep.”

    And Angelica, genius use of the cat!

    Thanks all, for always entertaining and inspiring posts!

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  51. bluesky – Glad you’re feeling better. Love all that you write, as it moves me to tears (not sure why the tears) – of joy and laughter. As I always arrive here late, I watched & listened to the vblog first. Your article and subsequent posts (along with the kitty pic by angelica) helped ease my mind. Agree with betsey – please keep writing.

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  52. Marylee said

    “I don’t know what kind of music DA will end up with, but I am prepared to be amazed, charmed and delighted”. <—ME TOO! 🙂 Well said Bluesky!

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  53. Marylee said

    “My problem with sitting quietly and pondering anything at my age is that I invariably fall asleep”. <– Xaris..I needed a good laugh this morning..thanks for providing one & I SO identify..sorry to say..lol

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  54. FanofPoo&Eeyore2 said

    I am new to this blog but am thoroughly enjoying the interchange here. 🙂 I agree with the immortal words of Poo and David too, “Think, think, think!” I appreciate that DA is always willing to share not only such sound advice, but also the sweet fruits (honey if you will) of his own “practice what I preach” creative process! Personally my favorite “honey” is the crystallized kind that takes its own sweet time to materialize! 🙂 I have no doubt that this momentary “pause” in David’s life is serving not only a “tender and mindful” purpose but a beautifully, refining one as well. After all as this “Tigger” knows only too well, not only is the “Proof in the pudding!” but after bouncing around, as we Tiggers are want to do, there is nothing better than sitting down for a sweet helping of “creamy” honey and an enchanting interchange with our dear friend Poo!

    And to MY dear friend Bluesky….. (I could read a BOOK of your insightful thoughts!;)

    “The magic of DA is what he sees in others that I do not see. What he hears in music that I do not hear. And then, when he tells it to me, somehow I find deep down, that I knew it all along. And it is precious to me.”

    What a beautiful and honoring picture you have painted for us all with your words! I believe that it is abundantly evident that those of us privileged to enjoy a few reflective moments visiting your “Hundred Acre Woods” are simultaneously filled and mesmerized by your perception of the sweet mystery that intrigues and touches all of us who anxiously await our David’s thoughtful decent from the “Honey Tree!”

    Thank you!

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  55. Blueberry Ice said

    Bluesky … Your words are so wonderfully and creatively written … Some time ago, I bought Tony Bennet’s CD called “Duet: An American Classic” after seeing a PBS special about its making, not because I was a fan of his music but I was intrigued to hear him seamlessly and agelessly singing with different famous artists who each had their own unique vocal styling. Somehow it reminded me of how gifted David is, as he could sing anything or with anyone for that matter. As young as David is, I can’t imagine what is yet to come, all the songs still being written, to be sung, to be recorded and perhaps, some in collaboration with other respected artists. I share what you said so eloquently “My Hundred Acre Woods is lit with the eternal sunlight of contentment”. As painful as it may be waiting for more news, I take solace in that contentment knowing that he will continue to sing. How sweet it’ll be when he will give us a detailed map to that honey tree!

    Angelica #15 … that photo made my day. Gotta love David for thinking about us fans to vblog but he shouldn’t be surprised at what we’re gonna be pondering about because it’ll be no different than what we’ve already been pondering about (if that makes any sense).

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  56. bluesky said

    #48 Bebereader,
    That is so cool. Thanks for that info!

    #50 Kaycee
    I hear you!

    Angelica, is that cat pondering? It looks very close to sending DA a telegram of its thoughts. A singing telegram.

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  57. bluesky said

    #54 FanofPoo&Eeyore2

    Right back at ‘cha! Thanks for taking the time to add your thoughts. ^_^

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  58. MunkFOD said

    pondering this week…..will let you know how it goes…

    I am sure David pondering has gotta help him with self discovery as an artist, an young man, and help him in his writing…. so looking forward to the future.

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  59. MT said

    I love all the comments here. 🙂

    And I have indeed been pondering also. After watching that vlog, all I want is to be able to call David up and say, “love seeing your face, but when are you going to give us some real news?” (I guess my frustration is showing.:( ) It reminded me of a little poem I wrote, just playing around, the day before he posted that vlog.

    Dear David …

    David, dear David,
    What can I say?
    It’s been so long
    That you’ve been away

    We wait and we wait
    For news of a tour
    It’s harder for us now
    Than ever before

    We hear just a rumor
    Or one little tweet
    And cartwheels are rolling
    We’re all on our feet!

    We look for a clue
    We hope and we pray
    On pins and on needles
    We sit and we wait

    David, sweet David
    Why, oh why
    Is our plea to your ear
    Always denied?

    Just one little tidbit
    Is all that we ask
    You’re always so generous,
    At least in the past

    But now you are quiet
    And we’re all confused
    Please, dear sweet David
    Give us some news!

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  60. Angelica said

    FanofPoo&Eeyore2,

    Photobucket

    to The Voice!

    MT, another great poem that reveals the frustration many of us are feeling.

    I know the cat in #15 I posted after watching the vlog is amusing but she is not amused. I don’t know what’s going on and though I don’t need to be privy to everything in his life or head, (nor do I want to) I find the vlog deeply frustrating. Maybe he has nothing to say yet. Then say that and at least give a passing nod to our concerns he must know we have right now. I understand things take time but what happened to “communication is key”? He has toured extensively to screaming, adoring fans here and abroad, yet is talking about feeling like he’s eleven years old again and learning so much from this year’s contestants on AI? I read a definition of love once as being “anxiously concerned for the welfare of another.”
    I am anxiously concerned for him right now and I make no apologies for loving him enough to say that.

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  61. MT said

    Angelica, I understand completely how you (and your cat) feel. I think the reason the cat was soooo funny is because it so BOLDLY stated what we all felt after the vlog.

    It’s always nice to see his face, and we love that he’s thinking of his fans and wants to make contact, but pleaseeee … we need something more than comments about AI.

    I’d be happy if he just mentioned working on music, or hummed a few syllables for us and said, “I just thought I’d give you a little taste of the music in my head. What do you think?” or “I’ve been so busy, sorting things out and trying to make arrangements so that I can perform and see you guys, again.” or “Don’t worry guys, you’ll see me before July.” Something … to know he is moving forward and not sitting in limbo.

    Am I a greedy fan? Maybe. Am I ashamed of it? NO! I just want to be kept in the loop, just a little. Or as you said Angelica, just acknowledge that he understands that we need some sort of news because we care.

    I don’t know what he could tell us. Like you, I’m just concerned, and just the tiniest bit of reassurance from him would go a long way.

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  62. 39. Djafan..thank you for the collage♥
    Been sitting here reading all the new comments and rereading yesterdays.A rereading Bluesky’s beautifully written article once again.
    I also love your comments…like #38….”I was telling my friend that DA is like this quantum machine that takes all the input from the past, allows it to churn inside him until it jells, then facilitates the birth of something so beautiful it can surprise even him in its final metamorphosis. But that is because for him, music is the means to a message and not the message itself.”
    ♥♥♥♥♥ooooh! I love that so much!♥♥♥♥

    I was reading comments on another fan site earlier, and someone mentioned the blog at The Voice and all the “haters” comments.(if this person is here reading,may I ask, why would you say something like that?)
    This special place is so full of nothing but love for David. The administration here, and all who write such wonderful articles,and those who comment,you continually blow me away with your insight,dedication,and deep heartfelt love for our David.You all make me cry, make me laugh,(sometimes both at the same time)make me think and rethink.I feel so blessed to have found this special place♥ You are all truly some of the most beautiful people I have ever encountered.

    58.MunkFod “I am sure David pondering has gotta help him with self discovery as an artist, an young man, and help him in his writing…. so looking forward to the future.”

    so true MonkFod. Now David is taking care of David.
    last year, when he was writing TOSOD songs, he was shooting all over the place on airplanes, between Nashville, La, SLC, This is the first time he has really slowed down to “ponder” his life, and his music. can’t wait to see what comes out of that beautiful head of his.☺

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  63. MT said

    Sky: RE: haters’ comments.

    I thought I read somewhere that Ryan Seacrest has something new out called “The Voice.” Maybe it’s there that the comments you refer to are being made? IDK, Cuz, I’m with you, I’ve never seen one hater comment here. We may get frustrated, but we all recognize his tremendous talent and we LOVE David here. ♥

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  64. djafan said

    FanofPoo&Eeyore2 Welcome to The Voice and make sure you come back and post often.

    “Personally my favorite “honey” is the crystallized kind that takes its own sweet time to materialize! 🙂 I have no doubt that this momentary “pause” in David’s life is serving not only a “tender and mindful” purpose but a beautifully, refining one as well.”

    Sweet time to materialize, in my head I get this but my heart is screaming “Oh why oh why do I feel the way I feel?” I keep going back to the vlog and replaying David singing I need you now, I think I’ll make a mgr of that to hold me over.

    Skydancer, The haters at The Voice???!!! No way!

    MT, thank you for the poem that describes all these feelings while we wait.

    Angelica,

    “I read a definition of love once as being “anxiously concerned for the welfare of another.”
    I am anxiously concerned for him right now and I make no apologies for loving him enough to say that.”

    I’m yelling it from the rooftops!!!

    On another note the media is picking up David’s latest vlog.

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  65. Angelica said

    Skydancer#63,

    I read that last night too and went whaaa? LOLOL!!! Yeah, we be drinkin that haterade here.

    “I also don’t want to hear all the critics start in on “oh David’s not relavent anymore and sitting a closet taking about gorillas” especially after reading the haters blog on The Voice yesterday.”

    ????

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  66. Abrra said

    Seacrest is doing a charity thing called The Voice.zerogravity on twitter was collecting David books cd’s and tee shirts to make up gift baskets for The Voice to give away. I don’t have all the particulars, but I read about it on FOD a few days ago.

    From FOD

    Thank you so much for all of your exposure to helping me make these baskets for The Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and The Ryan Seacrest Foundation The Voice Media Center! It has been so much fun pulling the first basket together for the kids at the hospital and I know they will be so excited!! As I was pulling it together though I thought to myself,,, well, I’m sure there are kids at the hospital that are too young for the CD’s, books and T’Shirts just yet and I wanted to try to include all of the kids in this project so I decided to make the baskets “David’s Favorite Things”. Think “Oprah’s Favorite Things” but David style!!! I added some Dr. Suess, Finding Nemo, Glee and some art supplies (remember the challenge of drawing a picture?). I will continue to try and incorporate items for all ages to enjoy!! Thank you again to everyone!! I will continue to send pictures as new items arrive and new baskets are built and delivered. Please e-mail me at kcarlson27@hotmail.com if you have any items you’d like me to add to a basket… either tour things or “David’s Favorite Things”.

    http://fansofdavid.com/?paged=3
    Scroll down . Its the 2nd article
    Abrra

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  67. 65. Angelica,yup.. that’s the one.???? ‘what ‘chu talkin’ bout, Willis?’
    I just can’t figger it ouuuuut♫ ♫ LOL

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  68. MT said

    Thanks Abrra, that’s the Ryan thing I was thinking about. Although I can’t imagine why they’d be hating on David anywhere on a site about sick kids.

    Sky & Angelica: Hmmm… Maybe when they said “The Voice” they weren’t referring to any site. Maybe it’s a replacement for David’s name.

    The Voice = David.

    Substitute David’s name for those words in that sentence. Maybe that’s what they meant?

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  69. Heidijoy said

    There is also a singing competition coming up in April called “The Voice”. I know that doesn’t explain the negative comment but wanted to give a heads up. Everybody is stealing our name!
    I have never seen a negative rant or comment here.
    Thanks for providing such a positive atmosphere gals and even if some of us worry I never have heard a negative rant. Thanks for the support!for David and his fans.

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  70. Abrra said

    MT

    I’d have to see what site that quote came from. I know that often times instead of using David’s name, people just say The Voice, meaning him.

    Not interested in any drama. Our hands are clean. Nuff said.

    Abrra

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  71. Heidijoy said

    Just read my e-mail after posting and just have to share. A friend who recently had surgery and is undergoing chemotherapy wrote: “I received the CD that you sent and I’m listening to it today. Very Inspirational” Yea for “The Other Side of Down” and David Archuleta’s inspirational words/songs.

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  72. MT said

    Abrra, “our hands are clean.” Yup, they are.

    And I hope he tweets soon about that song he was writing. Think he finished it yet?

    And I’m gonna stop spamming and go clean my house now. 🙂

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  73. grasshopper said

    bluesky4home
    Nice write up 🙂 I never knew that David said he would like to sing with Tony Bennett! The comparison of Tony’s music career and David’s is quite interesting 🙂

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  74. djafan said

    David’s vlog is making the rounds in the media. Here is a nice write up from Examiner.com

    Former American Idol runner up, David Archuleta, now 20 years old, was only 16 years old when he became one of the youngest contestants on the 7th season of the show. Archuleta received 44 percent of over 97 million votes, making the extremely talented David Cook the winner. However, Archuleta didn’t lose. In fact, he most definitely came out a winner, with a huge fan base and great career ahead of him. It was in 2007 when America first met Archuletta and heard his story.

    How did it all begin for Archuleta? He started singing at the age of 6, inspired by a Les Miserables video. He stated, “That musical is what started all of this.”

    In 2003, David Archuleta overcame great odds when one of his vocal cords was paralyzed while he competed on CBS’s Star Search. Doctors called it vocal paralysis, but Archuleta overcame the problem and not only won the show, but also $100,000. Vocal paralysis is usually caused by a virus. His coach at the time, Dean Kaelin stated,

    “Normally, both vocal cords come together tightly and neatly when you speak. But David’s paralyzed cord was just sitting there doing nothing while his good vocal cord had to come all the way over so that they could join. This overstressed his voice, causing swelling and pressure in his cords.”

    Archuleta was immediately started on a rehabilitation program based on a set of vocal scales and breathing exercises. We all know how it turned out, as David Archuleta continued to win over his fans from the Idol stage week after week.

    David Archuleta has since released Crush in 2008, the first single from his self-titled debut album which was released 2 months later. It debuted at number 2 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling over 750,000 copies in the U.S. and over 900,000 worldwide. In October 2010, he released his second album called The Other Side of Down. He continued releasing songs and performing all around the world. Currently, Archuleta has left his management team and plans to spend time working on writing original material.

    In March 7, 2011 David Archuleta posted a new video blog where he talks about the new season of American Idol including the talent and the songs that they chose to sing so far. Click on the sidebar video to view!

    Continue reading on Examiner.com: David Archuleta: Posts video blog about American Idol (Video) – National Teen Celebrity | Examiner.com

    http://www.examiner.com/teen-celebrity-in-national/david-archuleta-posts-video-blog-about-american-idol-video#ixzz1G2bjicYJ

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  75. MT♥
    I let it go. Have to say, it did ‘get my dander up’ when I saw it because I only thought of this place. Hey Miss Person you’re talking ’bout my homeys!♥, ’cause you guys feel like family.
    see, you never know who’s listening….. (refer please to last brilliant article posted… “The Power of Words”:))

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  76. bebereader said

    Today is a new day and I’m already starting to feel less frustrated. What bothered me most about David’s vlog was the omission of an acknowledgment that he knows we’re waiting for him. Many of us are diehard fans who will never stop waiting.

    Dear David (or anyone close to David who can relay this message to him),

    Please continue to keep the lines of communication open between us. Fandom is a two-way street. I hope you know how much your music is a part of our daily lives. We care very deeply about you and want to hear about any plans even if they are distant plans!

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  77. bebereader said

    FanofPoo&Eeyore2,

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

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  78. djafan said

    I’m holding on and not letting go!!!!

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  79. Dakgal said

    I pondered yesterday as David asked me to, and what I pondered about is quite deep and bewildering:

    WHO! On God’s green earth has a closet in their house with absolutely nothing in it –but a gorilla?

    Still pondering………

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  80. a funny thing happened at my credit union…
    where I ended up gifting one of Davids TOSOD cd’s today. haha
    As I entered the building there was a table set up..with C.Union items..(travel mugs, pens,you know “random” things)… and a sign for “The Children’s Miracle Network!”
    I mentioned to my teller,I would purchase an item as all proceeds were going to CMN…well, that opened the door for me!haha
    we got into a nice conversation about David,his charity work,what he has been doing, yada yada and then the gifting campaign of TOSOD. It didn’t seem like very long, before I had an audience of more than one teller listening to me talk about David and his uplifting music!Like about 6 people, all smiling. It was funny! I ended up going out to the car, and bringing in my cd and giving it to her, (they were all gaga over the cover btw) ☺ just wanted to share…♥

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  81. Heidijoy said

    Good for you Skydancer1x. So fun to share David’s music and giving spirit!

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  82. 79, DONT LET GO DJA! haha
    80. Dak, WHO! On God’s green earth has a closet in their house with absolutely nothing in it –but a gorilla?

    Still pondering………
    ROFL!!!!!hahahahaha…….hmmm maybe David tossed everything out of there before he went in. haha

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  83. Silverfox said

    David’s “AI Promo Vlog” didn’t work for me…however this video does..

    BTW…”Works For Me” was the bonus track for David’s first album through WalMart, BUT I didn’t know “Works For Me” is now on iTunes as a SINGLE. Is that something recent or has it been on iTunes for a while? Anybody know?

    Needless to say, this is my favorite performance of “Works For Me” by David…And seeing David perform it LIVE was OUTSTANDING! (I was there).

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  84. Silverfox said

    oops! Sorry…I posted the wrong video…this is the same performance, better video.

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  85. Fiona said

    Aw, sky, that’s so great! I love your story -well done!

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  86. MT said

    79. Dak, I wondered the same thing about that closet. lol

    76. BeBe: “We care very deeply about you and want to hear about any plans even if they are distant plans!”

    ^^ This.

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  87. Heidijoy said

    My favorite Works For Me to Silverfox. I was there too! I recognized you right away in line that day. General admission. What a day and night that was!! Not sure about the single as mine was on my album although I bought numerous Crush singles.

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  88. Abrra said

    I came across some random pics from a link in my email.

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    Pondering? hmmm

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    Cutie Pie ( I’ll Have a BIG slice! )

    Abrra

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  89. Dakgal said

    Dr. dakgal here. Since I have a free hour, I would like to delve into my closet pondering a little deeper.

    Plopping himself down in a bare room, then showing us a gorilla- might (in a very David way) be his way of telling us that he is very aware that there is a gorilla in the room —his fans–wanting to know–when are you going to do it-how are you going to do it –who you going to do it with–when will there be a tour, etc. etc. But, he isn’t ready to talk about anything as of yet.

    A lot easier than demonstrating to us that we have ” ants in our pants”

    I posted this on another site, but am bringing over here, cause it’s the way I feel.

    I totally agree with the down time–how many of us that would find ourselves in a career move i.e.– changing companies or jobs would rush into such important life changing decisions. We would take our time and evaluate everything before we made our move. Why jump from the frying pan into the fire. So David you ponder all you want–ask questions-seek advice-listen to your gut, and knowing David pray.

    He is also very aware of the time line and the need to not drag it out for a very long time.

    See what happens when you turn me loose to ponder!

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  90. emmegirl said

    88, pics*captions 🙂

    dakgal, “showing us a gorilla- might (in a very David way) be his way of telling us that he is very aware that there is a gorilla in the room”….never thought of that! He is often vaguely direct. 🙂

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  91. Silverfox, you were there for the scatting?!
    That was so awesome. Lucky you! thanks for the vids!Funny, haven’t seen David wearing his ‘sneakers’ performing, for a while now, have we?

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  92. abrra…killer pics.
    he certainly has a pleasant look on his face…hmmm thinking about Thai food?
    dreaming of his kind of perfect? oh wait, I already mentioned Thai food.
    he’s so handsome,I can’t take it.

    Kind of hungry these days Abs.. Can you save me a slice of that Cutie Pie?

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  93. MT said

    83. SF Love the beginning of that video. ♥

    88. Abrra, love that pondering pic. Definitely a Cutie Pie. I hope there’s enough to go around. 🙂

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  94. poof said

    All I can say… “Let’s give him a break!” He needs it and we can live through it. In the meantime, could I have some chocolate peanut butter ice cream on my slice of cutie pie??

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  95. PaulaFOD said

    Bluesky,

    I absolutely love Winnie the Pooh and his friends. I also absolutely love David Archuleta. Thanks for putting the them together so beautifully!

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  96. djafan said

    Here’s a new old picture from the Wendy Williams day.

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  97. djafan said

    Still the best performance ever.

    Idol Chatter ~ American Idol’s most memorable moments by Mark Franklin

    American Idol sent more than 300 contestants to Hollywood this year.

    And the show asked each and every one to name his or her most memorable Idol moment.

    Some skirted the question. Many said getting their own golden ticket.

    But many others pinpointed a specific Idol performance from the past.

    Having listened to all 300, I’m posting the performances most often mentioned.

    I’ll be adding them gradually, as the opening night of this year’s finals approaches.

    The last two I’ll post were mentioned most often. The others will appear in no particular order.3. David Archuleta decided to sing John Lennon’s “Imagine” in the Idol semifinals back in season seven.

    The vocal that followed immediately established the then-teen as a frontrunner that year and is among the best ever on the show.

    I just credit David from not fleeing the stage after hearing the rather bizarre feedback from Paula Abdul.

    I guess he took it as the compliment it was meant to be.

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  98. bebereader said

    Thanks for that video, dja. I never get tired of it!

    David is getting lots of buzz lately with respect to American Idol. Here are two more mentions:

    1) From The Republic, Columbus, Indiana

    “Season 10 of “American Idol” kicks into high gear Wednesday night (at 8 on Fox) as the 13 finalists compete for the first time. Here’s an assessment, from worst to first:

    —Stefano Langone

    Could win the whole thing — or be gone by Friday. Surest pop sound, vocally reminiscent of David Archuleta. Oversang Bruno Mars’ “Just the Way You Are,” but he’s still here.”

    2) From Syracuse.com

    “As I mentally “wrote” this piece, it occurred to me that, while the faces change from season to season, the composition of the Top 10/12/13 always includes a set cast of character types. Here’s my take on each of the Top 13 and what, if any, role they fit.

    Who’s missing?

    It’s important to note the categories we don’t have in this year’s Top 13. No darling teenage boys (Kevin Kovais, David Archuleta, Aaron Kelly) made the cut although there were certainly plenty in the running. There are no rocker chicks (Allison Iraheta, Siobahn Magnus, Gina Glocksen, Amanda Overmyer) or Lady Gospelettes (Mandisa, LaKisha, Melinda Doolittle).”

    There always comparisons but nobody comes close, IMO.

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  99. Jo said

    Bebe- every David fans is very eager to know what his plans, is there a new tour? new label? too many questions are on our mind. But all we can do is just wait, until he is prepared to announce it. I hope someone who is close to him can tell David that we are so eager to know what’s next for him.

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  100. Angelica said

    Photobucket Been pondering things. When I woke up I came to the conclusion that I need to let everyone know that I know he needs his space and some down time to rest and evaluate his next move. Just wanted him to tell us not to worry because he knows we worry. Instead, he told us to ponder, which is to meditate which can also be to pray. Does he want us to pray for him? In the less than 4 minutes he spoke to us in a well-lighted closet cause he doesn’t want to keep us in the dark, but..he talked about the song Stephano sang saying it was his “all-time favorite song” It’s late. I’m gonna go ponder some more. Goodnight all. Photobucket

    Not a second or another minute
    Not an hour of another day
    But at this moment with my arms outstretched
    I need You to make a way
    Lord as You’ve done so many times before
    Through a window or an opened door
    I stretch my hands to thee
    Come rescue me, I need You right away.

    I need You now, I need You now
    I need You now, I need You now
    Not another second or another minute
    Not an hour of another day
    But, Lord, I need You right away.

    If I’ve never needed You before
    To show up and restore
    All of the faith that I let slip
    While I was yet searching the world for more
    The truest friend I have indeed
    You’re my best friend I know in need
    I stretch my hands to thee
    Come rescue me, I need You right away.

    The agony of being alone
    The fear of doing things on my own
    The tests and trials that come to make me strong
    The feelings of guilt, hurt, shame and defeat
    The waves of trials that beat upon me
    But to know Lord, in You I’ve got victory.

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  101. Abrra said

    David Archuleta – Positive Music Amidst the Popularity

    What are songs about these days? Lighting it up like it’s dynamite, taking rides on disco sticks, and love being a drug. Not exactly as family friendly as music used to be. Though David Archuleta’s music is an
    exception. From the songs he sang on American Idol, to the songs on his newest album, every song David has sung has been either inspirational or an innocent love song.

    David has influenced music simply by singing about what he believes in. He believes in helping people with his music, not entertaining them and giving them what they want to hear. Motivational melodies and moving ballads, unlike most of today’s popular music. David would much rather sing about parachutes and airplanes rather than grenades. He’d rather sing a song about his perfect girl rather than California girls. He’d rather sing about things getting better rather than loving the way you lie. He’d rather sing about getting to the other side of down rather than spinning right round when she goes down.

    More http://tinyurl.com/66seu4s

    Abrra

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  102. ray said

    ANGELICA. hey i didn,t give you permision to post my picture in post #100 lol

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  103. MunkFOD said

    Abrra, Thanks so much for the article and link… I would like to put that on the front page of the NYTimes! 🙂

    Angelica… I’ve been “pondering” on the same thoughts…looked at the lyrics Stefano sang. There’s a whole lot of soul searching going on. I always “ponder” for him….:) David is always in my prayers… The music industry is tough and he has been doing a magnificent job! Great things to come from this young man! Thanks for your thoughts!

    Bluesky! Well, what can I say. A wonderful article. I have read it thru a few times. I just want to give you a hug! Too many awesome comments to quote. So I will just say thanks so much for sharing your thoughts! 🙂

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  104. emmegirl said

    uh oh Ray, before you posted I was just gonna say, “that is one ugly gorilla!”

    100, thanks for those beautiful lyrics and love the huggers.

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  105. FG said

    I’ve been so busy but wanted to tell you Bluesky that I love your article. I am a recovering worrier so I can totally relate to Eeyore but people that don’t know me well think I am Pooh.

    You guys all make me LOL! The cats, the gorillas, LOL!
    Djafan #78 the fangirl in that vid is so LOL. I’ll have what she’s having. 🙂
    Silverfox, I’m just not even going there about Reno.
    The new old W. Williams pic – that profile!

    Let the pondering resume.

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  106. Heidijoy said

    Abrra, Love that article#101 Yes,I agree with Munk. It should be in NYTimes etc etc

    Angelica, Ha! Love the idea of gathering us up to Ponder. Would love to hear David sing that song.

    Good Morning all.

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  107. Angelica said

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  108. bebereader said

    David tweets! He’s clicking on links!

    DavidArchie

    Wow really cool animated video of Elevator! That’s awesome! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19fZHdS8BeY&sns=em 5 minutes ago via web

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  109. SandyBeaches said

    Hey, I didn’t get a fancy card like that, well maybe I did!!

    Welcome MT…we have a writers monthly meeting in downtown Manhatten and we stay at a posh hotel of our choice. There are yearly ‘Writer’s’ (trying to be important) meetings here in Nova Scotia, I will send my jet for you. I have a cottage overlooking the ocean with of course a five mile sandy beach. All writers of ‘The Voice’ are welcome! Now that is just a dream…

    Hey I just saw that David really likes the animated video of Elevator…It is awesome and so professionally done!

    SB

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  110. bebereader said

    MT,

    Welcome, Staff Writer!

    Your numerous contributions to The Voice have been inspirational and so appreciated!

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    Looking forward to many more!

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  111. Heidijoy said

    Welcome MT and thanks to all the writers here @ the Voice.

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  112. SandyBeaches said

    Bluesky you had me won over from the time I saw Pooh Bear. I really enjoyed your article, it was refreshing to read! Blueskies, nothing but blueskies from now on. That was Willie Nelson for you…

    FG…Tigger without a doubt! I have seen you bounce like Tigger!

    Eeyore…(I have to do it)…Abbra, “Well…you..know, I have to use the wand on you, let..me..go..and.. get..it”.

    Presto, magic and now back to the oter world. The price of gasoline is up, but David Archuleta is in the house of vids!

    SB

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  113. SandyBeaches said

    Yes, yes…’other’…I need an editor.

    Hi Heidijoy, nice to see you again…

    SB

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  114. djafan said

    Hello everyone!!!

    MT, Welcome to the writing staff!

    Remember that we welcome any one of you to submit any writings to The Voice.

    The more the merrier 🙂

    So glad David saw the Elevator video! Maybe his people can contact the video maker and do something with it!!!

    Angelica, I read the lyrics and just to much. I keep going back to the vlog to replay David singing, I need you now.

    Back to work now.

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  115. MT said

    Re: New Staff Writer – THANK YOU to everyone here for being so welcoming! And a great big thanks to the lovely admins here for the invitation to join their wonderful staff. I have always admired the writers here and to be included among them is a privilege.

    100. {{{Angelica}}}

    101. Abrra, I love that article and agree with all of ya’ll. I wish that kind of write up was everywhere. I hope that kind of thinking spreads.

    108. BeBe: She really is very talented and she put in a lot of work on that video. That’s so cool that he saw it! She must be so excited!

    109. SB: LOL The invite sounds lovely, are you sure it’s just a dream? Would love to fly out to meet you guys!! 🙂

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  116. Heidijoy said

    Hi SandyB

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  117. Daffyfordavid said

    Loved your article–as Pooh, Tigger and Eeyore are some of my favorite characters.

    I also loved David’s vlog. He is so wise. I think he knows how anxious we are and asks us to sit quietly and ponder, even meditate. To do that in a real way is to let go of our anxieties, doubts, negative thoughts and open up our hearts and souls to possibilities. He says I think it will help you guys out! In other words, I think he is speaking directly to our anxious freakouts, saying calm down, things are gonna get better.

    I also think his sense of humor was evident in the vlog. When it started, I was almost inside the vlog, concentrating so hard, waiting for the word, any word. Almost the first thing he says is he is going to get down to business and I hold my breath and lean closer in. Blah, Blah, Blah (Come on David, hurry, tell us the news, the plans) and then he says something about interesting and sticks the random gorilla in my face.

    I burst out laughing, leaned back and giggled while I listened for the rest of the vlog. Priceless David!!! Talk about breaking the tension, lightening things up! So David! We need to relax and let him do what he needs to do till he figures things out and then tells us about it. I so love him.

    And I so love all the talented writers, commentors and lurkers on this fansite.

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  118. bluesky said

    #117 Daffyfordavid

    I LOVE your interpretation of DAs vlog. *chuckles*

    #100 Angelica

    “The agony of being alone
    The fear of doing things on my own”

    I know not only that you are here for us, but that we are here for you. <3<3<3

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  119. bluesky said

    100 – Angelica

    And thanks so much for posting all the words to that song. I had never heard it before. (Is there a song or a singer or a writer DA does NOT know?) It is poignant, heart rending, soul wringing and renewing-ly beautiful. For DA to say this is his favorite song and that he sings it in his room (like “Stand By Me”…) … what the four walls of that room know! We may never know, cause each of us is alone when we “sing” in that way.

    Our support does reach him, though. I know that. Maybe not as piercingly as his does to our hearts when he sings, but more as responding confirmation that his ‘voice’ is heard: both the echos and waves of ‘yes’ that wash over him in concert, and the more quiet tide that pulls us again and again, answering (like the moon) to both what we can and cannot see of the light he reflects.

    (sorry, didn’t mean for that to …. oh that thing that happens when I try to describe something. *sigh* Anything in the above that does not make sense, just *whish*. Love you guys. *_*)

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  120. ODDity said

    Congrats MT! 🙂 You definitely belong in The Voice’s group of talented writers. You’re all amazing!

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  121. 119. Bluesky♥ ………”(sorry, didn’t mean for that to …. oh that thing that happens when I try to describe something. *sigh* Anything in the above that does not make sense, just *whish*. Love you guys. *_*)”

    what “whishing”? no way jay!

    when that “thing” happens to you…please always share…☺ whenever I read what you write,or have written, I picture myself sitting in a little cafe in Paris, or a coffeehouse (anywhere USA) back in the days of “beatniks” and Friday night poetry readings. I , of course, am “stylin”, in a beret in the audience, and snapping my fingers (applause) as you finish your poetic masterpiece.♥

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  122. CONGRATULATIONS MT!♥ YEA!!
    Emmigirl!♥

    100.Angelica.when I was a child, I had a recurring nightmare,(like forever)that I was walking down the road, and a big gorilla spotted me from a vacant overgrown lot,from the bushes, looked right at me and gave chase! I ran SO hard to get home,didn’t know where to hide, then I heard him! I jumped into a laundry basket full of clothes behind a sliding closet door, frantically pulling the clothes over me till I was covered and the slid the door gently across the runner till it was closed. My dream always ended with the sliding door opening,and I would wake up with a cry, and my little heart pounding in my chest!
    Now I have David in a closet, with a gorilla? lol

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  123. Abrra said

    Sky
    I hear this is what every well dressed Beatnik wears.

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    😉

    Abrra

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  124. bebereader said

    Bluesky #119 “(sorry, didn’t mean for that to …. oh that thing that happens when I try to describe something. *sigh* Anything in the above that does not make sense, just *whish*. Love you guys. *_*)”

    Please no apologies. “That thing that happens” is not offensive in the least. In fact, it’s very welcoming. I enjoy reading all of your analogies and metaphors. And your analysis of why you think our support reaches David is spot-on.

    His telling line in the entire vlog that shows that he knows we’re here is “I just think it would really help you guys out.”

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  125. Abrra,I’m diggin’it man.You’re a kool chick! lol☺

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  126. Dakgal said

    Bluesky: I did it again – Posted and never complimented you on your article. How can I have raised four children and not be familiar with Pooh books–but I’m going to admit I’m not. Oh, I know who all the characters are , but never read any of the stories. You have a great talent.

    Also congrats to MT–another one who can express her thoughts so well.As do all our talented writers.

    Abs—been diggin thru the celler yet today? Sure could use some of your delicious pictures. I missed out on getting some “Cutie Pie”. How bout some “Angel Food Cake”?

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  127. MT said

    124. BeBe: “His telling line in the entire vlog that shows that he knows we’re here is “I just think it would really help you guys out.”

    Hmmm I didn’t catch that. Maybe you’re right.

    Oh, and yesterday while I was cleaning the house, I think I found a little bit of patience. I’m gonna put it in my pocket and try not to lose it. 🙂 (No promises though)

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  128. djafan said

    Daffy, You turn my take on David’s vlog and rewired it 🙂 Thank you!

    Bebe, David knows.

    Get ready to vote!

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    ICON = Choice Icon
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    C Charice
    D Taylor Swift

    http://www.abs-cbn.com/Feature/Article/9385/Studio-23-Launches-Barkada-Choice-Awards-.aspx

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  129. Abrra said

    Here ya go Dak! Some oldies but goodies.
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  130. poof said

    Dear Daffy #117
    Loved what you said about David’s vlog. In fact, because of what you said I finally watched it. I may be able to say, “It won’t kill us to be patient”, but I notice I am not listening to as much (just not as much) David music or youtubes. That included his vlog. I think being patient is just plain hard, kind of tears you apart, so to speak…. So thanks for sending my elevator back up. Life is complicated, isn’t it.

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  131. Abrra said

    New fan video


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    Abrra

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  132. Dakgal said

    Thank you Abs–I’m having a bit of Dream Whip on mine. Ah, the man of a thousand faces, each one more handsome than the other!

    Nice dance video–fun to watch with NO sound–I must be tooo old. Imagine that!

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  133. emmegirl said

    131, gads I miss that guy.

    Love this goofy place. It is what will sustain me until he returns.

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  134. MT said

    131. Thanks for the video Abrra. Love those snippets of David. I can’t wait to see the changes when he performs again. Every time he’s away for a while, he morphs. It will be interesting to see the what’s next.

    I watched Idol tonight. I guess it’s from watching David for the last 3 years, but none of them excite me. There are a few good ones, but I keep waiting for someone with a full, rich, powerful voice and I just don’t hear it.

    Yup, it’s still David for me. I miss him too, Emmegirl.

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  135. 133 Emmegirl, me too.
    and 134. MT, I watched Idol tonight too. To tell you the truth,I was ,for the most part, BORE-D!
    I think the studio audience was bored too.and except for a couple of times,the judges. I kept thinking of David..

    131.Abrra♥ those pictures..I can’t even..idk,the guy just takes my breath away *sigh*

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  136. Suzy-Q said

    A big welcome to MT from Suzy-Q. I am glad you are on board.

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  137. Abrra said

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  138. MT said

    Gah, that last pic in 129. THAT’s what I miss. Just look at him!!! Such joy and love for what he is doing!

    Sky, that last pic, that’s something else I don’t see on Idol.

    And thanks Susy-Q, glad to be on board. I love sharing David with you guys! ♥

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  139. djafan said

    Music For Smiles Update

    OVER 650 CDs HAVE BEEN DONATED SO FAR!

    However, some have only 1 or 2.

    PLEASE BE SURE TO EMAIL: ARCHANGELCAUSE@YAHOO.COM WITH YOUR NAME, STATE,

    AND HOW MANY CDs ARE GOING TO WHAT HOSPITAL.

    THAT IS THE ONLY WAY WE CAN GET AN ACCURATE COUNT.

    **DAVID WILL BE PRESENTED A LIST OF DONORS **

    http://angelsforacause.ning.com/

    No one compares to him. Top 11.

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  140. MT said

    137. Love that!

    Umm David?? Any time now would be nice!

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  141. bebereader said

    Sky, I’m with you. David leaves me breathless, literally!

    I watched AI tonight. There are a few hopefuls and I know it’s still early in the competition but they are all missing the Archuleta factor that pulls you to the screen each week. At this point in the competition David had already captured our hearts with his huge understated talent and appeal.

    #131 That fan tribute video only makes us miss him more. But I can wait until he’s good and ready.

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  142. bebereader said

    Ahhh yes, the man of a thousand faces…

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    and each one, so very beautiful.

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  143. djafan said

    Still pondering

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  144. eeeeek.stop that Bebe.
    please excuse me..I have to go breathe into a paper bag.

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  145. bebereader said

    Skydancer….Don’t blame me, I’m only the messenger. haha

    Here, have a video.
    Remember this?

    REO Speedwagon and David Archuleta on stage during the Can’t Stop Rockin’ Tour at Rio Tinto Stadium in Salt Lake City on May 30, 2009.

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  146. kaycee said

    Just had to share…we visited the doctor today, and my daughter has improved so much, that she is being “downgraded” from chemotherapy to a less toxic drug! She is well on her way to a full remission! Woohoo! Happy dance and hugs all around! The doctor said that it’s nothing short of a miracle. Thanks to all for your kind comments and prayers on her behalf.

    Another fun thing happened to her this week–last October, before she got sick, she had her first paid modeling job…and the first photos have just come out. I mention it, because Matt Clayton was the photographer! It was for a modest swimsuit company here in Utah called Lime Ricki…even David would approve! No sharpies needed! (If you’re interested, you can see her on their site–she’s the one in the pink sunglasses!)

    MT…”Oh, and yesterday while I was cleaning the house, I think I found a little bit of patience. I’m gonna put it in my pocket and try not to lose it.” MT, can I borrow it? Haha! Was it really just 2 weeks ago that we were dying for even a “hangnail” of news? Keep repeating “good things come to those who wait…good things come to those who wait…”

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  147. Abrra said

    Kaycee
    Thanks for sharing the news about your daughter! I took a peek over at the swimsuit site:
    http://www.limericki.com/

    She is a beautiful young lady.

    Abrra

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  148. Angelica said

    Kaycee,

    Your news made my day! I’m so happy for you and your absolutely gorgeous daughter! She is adorable!! ♥♥♥

    Just have to repeat this..

    “we visited the doctor today, and my daughter has improved so much, that she is being “downgraded” from chemotherapy to a less toxic drug! She is well on her way to a full remission! Woohoo! Happy dance and hugs all around! The doctor said that it’s nothing short of a miracle.”

    Here is your Happy dance and hugs all around!!

    Cat happy dance Pictures, Images and Photos

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  149. MunkFOD said

    Kaycee! I am so happy for you, your family and most of all your daughter! That is wonderful! 🙂

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  150. emmegirl said

    kaycee, haaaallelujah! Wonderful news for her and your family! Thank you for sharing. And those photos are adorable. Noticed her in several, no mistaking those eyes.

    It has been only 2 weeks…gadzooks!

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  151. 146. awww Kaycee!! That is such wonderful news to wake up to this morning!YEA!
    I took a peek at the photos too(thanks Abrra) She is adorable, and those are really great pictures! thanks for sharing♥

    Speaking of pictures….♥♥ I have been pondering the picture of David pondering, for about 15 minutes now. Does that count?(know its not exactly what David had in mind), but hey, right now.. works for me☺

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  152. FG said

    Kaycee – congrats! 🙂

    I just posted some lovely screencaps here: http://twitpic.com/photos/lovefrommich

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  153. Heidijoy said

    I’m so happy to hear the news Kaycee and the picture is beautiful! Will Pray for her continued recovery.

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  154. gladys said

    I saw American Idol last night, except for Pia Tuscan, Paul Macdonald and perhaps, Scotty, I was disappointed. I expected much more of Stefano, Thia, but the voices were not what I expected or what they promised.
    Stefano had passion, but did not see talent, Pia had passion and talent, but not transfer the screen as did David and Paul, has a good voice, good attitude on stage like Jason Castro. But none of these three people sang to me, as did David.
    I saw only good singers on stage in a U.S. program.
    There is talent, there is also passion, and also has attitude, but the big difference, I feel, I see no commitment to every word, every sentence, I do not see david.
    I’ve always compared to david with a beautiful landscape full of trees, lakes and sun.
    Last night, I got bored, I hope the landscape will change, but Da Vinci painted only once to La Gioconda.

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  155. MT said

    Oh My Goodness!! Kaycee, she’s gorgeous!!!! Congrats, I’m so happy for her and for you. Thanks for passing on the great news!

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  156. SandyBeaches said

    Kaycee, that is wonderful news for your daughter and for your family. I saw both of you from a distance in SLC in December going into the concert. I know how much she enjoys David and his music, like so many young people. Please say {{HI}} to her for me and let’s hope for more concerts in SLC.

    With David watching A1 this year, we can all see the complete differences that people can make to your life in the industry. What a complete changeover for A1…

    David was rather tormented by Simon sometimes because of his choices of songs but as we see there are several songs that include religion and several singers who are wearing crosses. The setting and the people are so much more healthy to the psyche than when David was a contestant.

    Life can be good there…

    SB

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  157. SandyBeaches said

    FG…You are so so thoughtful to share!! TY

    SB

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  158. MT said

    # 154
    “But none of these three people sang to me, as did David.” “I do not see david.” “Da Vinci painted only once to La Gioconda”

    ^^ This … exactly Gladys. Love, love, love what you said. There is only one David.

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  159. Angelica said

    FG, Niiiicce! Did you make those? I see you have been using your time wisely while you wait. 8)

    Gladys,

    I’m glad you brought up idol. I watched last night too, hoping to be wowed but like you and Bebe, came away bored and unmoved. Then I got on YouTube and typed in David Archuleta, Grand Rapids 2009 and watched all of emilyluvsarchie’s videos. Holy hijoles!!!! Now THAT’S how you bring it! I did not see anyone on that idol stage perform with that much passion and power! His voice is intoxicating, he is a sensual, charismatic, something. in. the. way. he. moves. STAR!!! Gaaaah!!!! No one does what he does on a stage with a song and an audience in the palm of his hand. Certainly no one on that idol stage last night though there was no lack of talent displayed. You are right, Gladys. Da Vinci painted only one La Gioconda and there is on one David James Archuleta.

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  160. FG said

    Angelica – I did make those! 🙂 Ahhhh GR 2009, I was there. I played my shameless pointing game with him, and he pointed back at me (& raised his eyebrows & waved!). I was the one shining out so bright during THM. 🙂

    at 1:52

    It happened again at the Ann Arbor Symphony Christmas concert. 🙂

    Gladys – I love what you said. Amen.

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  161. stenocruiser said

    Oh, Kaycee, I can feel your joy. Such wonderful news!

    Gladys — oh, yes! A perfect analogy — one David, a work of art.

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  162. Tawna21 said

    Kaycee.. what wonderful news–is that why the sun is shining and it’s warm in Utah!? 🙂

    Gladys–in total agreement—there is no other David Archuleta—I just wish the media would quit trying to compare—they will not find one!!

    Tawna

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  163. bluesky said

    #145 Bebereader

    That is one of my favorite vids of DA just hanging out with the music, letting his genius show. Wow. He can sing anything.

    #146 Kaycee

    I am so happy for you and your daughter! Great, great news!

    Re pondering: I am with you Skydancer, pondering DA can blissfully take up a lot of time. And Idol: I too, watched last night. I love some of the singers and performers (not always the same peeps) and I can see success for several. Hope they do well. But… as Gladys and others are saying, it is not the same.

    DAs voice pierces the layers of dust we do not even know we have and shines the light on our own flickering candles. It is the different “vibration” or essence Angelica has spoken of. Maybe, (okay I am going to get weird here) with one vocal chord not exactly perfect, something in us responds to the siren call for wholeness and vibrates in answer. This can only happen because he is so in tune.

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  164. FG said

    Bluesky! Are you suggesting that together we form a sort of glorious tuning fork? I like it.

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  165. xaris said

    Yay Kaycee!!! So happy for you and your gorgeous daughter!

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  166. MT said

    FG, i like that, David in tune with his fans.

    And love your screencaps!

    I don’t even know how to make one. 😦

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  167. bebereader said

    Kaycee, Such good news!! So happy for your whole family and continued prayers for your daughter.

    FG, Your screencaps are lovely! *GULP* And that was you at 1:52? and again in AA? You lucky duck!

    Regarding AI, I watched last night too. I may be hooked on reality shows but not hooked on any of this year’s contestants. By this time in Season 7, David had already won my heart and watching each week was a must! The magnetic pull through the tv screen was already there. I don’t feel that pull this time. I was happy when one of the contestants sang “Maybe I’m Amazed” because I’ve always liked that song but the OTT vocal gymnastics a la Glambert weren’t necessary, IMO. Still waiting for David’s complete version of the song.


    credit songbook5

    David tweets and he’s writing!

    “Taking more time today to work on some song ideas. Hope to keep those creative juices flowing instead of being clogged up haha” 17 minutes ago

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  168. bluesky said

    FG Yeah, could be! I have heard that violins will do that. That the strings of one violin will vibrate when the strings of another are plucked, if they are in tune. DA has said that it does not happen without us, that he loves the ‘spirit’ or ‘energy’ in the room when he sings and the audience responds. I think he loves it because he is so loving and what he sends outwards gets reflected back. There is his wonderful quality of voice for sure, but it is the whole package that makes it so unique. I know this: it is a mystery. I am just glad to be one of those here and now to be sung to.

    So… who else would like to be a fly-on-the-wall while he simmers in his creative juices?

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  169. djafan said

    I miss this place! I’ve been very busy at work and it’s only going to get worse…not complaining though with so many people loosing their jobs.

    Kaycee! What wonderful news! Those are great pictures and your daughter is gorgeous.

    I also actually sat down and watched AI, nothing, nada, zero. The comments below say it all.

    Gladys, beautiful.

    # 154
    “But none of these three people sang to me, as did David.” “I do not see david.” “Da Vinci painted only once to La Gioconda”

    Bluesky, not weird at all.

    Maybe, (okay I am going to get weird here) with one vocal chord not exactly perfect, something in us responds to the siren call for wholeness and vibrates in answer. This can only happen because he is so in tune.

    Angelica, love this.

    His voice is intoxicating, he is a sensual, charismatic, something. in. the. way. he. moves. STAR!!! Gaaaah!!!! No one does what he does on a stage with a song and an audience in the palm of his hand.

    I think God only made one of him.

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  170. djafan said

    Bluesky,

    A fly, mosquito, spider, termite, flea 🙂

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  171. Jan said

    Kaycee, so happy about your news, your daughter is a very pretty girl and I hope for the best for all of you.

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  172. Dakgal said

    What did all of you have for breakfast this morning? FRUIT LOOPS? You are all hilarious–See David is right –all that pondering has lightened everyone up a ton.

    Kaycee–great news for your lovely daughter and you–hope it won’t be long before she is 100% all better. Now we have to get Emi better.

    DJA– “I also actually sat down and watched AI, nothing, nada, zero. The comments below say it all.”

    My first time watching and I’m with you –if the singer doesn’t reach out and sucked me in like David did in the first minute– then I fast forward to the next one.–he has such an aura and charisma. And can that man saaang.

    The only one half way entertaining is Casey ( if he’d shave off half the beard and get a better “do”. He will never get the teen vote tho.

    To me the rest are all to generic-a hundred out there like them. Not like our ” one of a kind”.

    Gladys–Thanks for my knowledge for the day–I had to Google
    La Gioconda to find out what you were talking about. And I’ve even seen the real thing at the Louvre. Your words are so true!

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  173. bebereader said

    Looking back to 2008, it wasn’t just his voice, although his voice alone would have won us over.

    It was all the accoutrements…

    his warmth, his smile, his quiet humility, his character, the way he looked at someone squarely in the eyes, how he treated everyone with respect, his steel will which came through despite his age, his strong character and beliefs despite what anyone else thought. He was a mystery back then, too. And then he sang to us…

    …and we’ve been changed forever.

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  174. Dakgal said

    Oh Bebe–you made me cry!! Nobody but nobody can even begin to match that young man.

    I’ll watch that a hundred times today THAT VOICE! GAH!

    This is the one where Paula mentions his aura.

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  175. betsy said

    Kaycee – So happy for your good news. I will continue sending prayers. Your daughter is absolutely beautiful.

    I think that David is the one updating his official Facebook page. As of 20 minutes ago, it was updated with a video from our President on bullying. I have been wondering who has been updating his page. My gut is telling me it’s David. (After this) It is highlighting an important issue. It doesn’t speak of singing or anything to do with him. And that is so him.

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  176. ODDity said

    So glad to hear the great news from Kaycee about her gorgeous daughter! Hopefully we’ll get equally wonderful news about emifriend and pattirae soon too.

    I am really enjoying watching Idol this year and like several of the contestants very much – just not nearly as much as our David. Knowing that he is watching too, I fantasize that his musically vibrating little self will run the few blocks from his house to mine, plunk himself down on the sofa and watch it with me on an extra grandmother to extra grandson basis. How fun would that be?! We could even vote together, although I’m not to the voting stage yet and don’t know if I ever will be.

    Love, love, love Smoky Mountain memories!

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  177. betsy said

    P.S Haha that is just my opinion, which I am usually loathe to express. 🙂
    I could be wrong.

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  178. betsy said

    What?! I missed a conversation and video about Grand Rapids 08/09?
    *Dies all over again thinking about that show*

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  179. Bebe!♥ so true…gee..
    David just leaves everyone else in the dust…best all around everything, ever on that show.
    *sniffle*
    Dak, will you pass me a tissue, please?

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  180. MT said

    ODDity: “I fantasize that his musically vibrating little self will run the few blocks from his house to mine, plunk himself down on the sofa and watch it with me on an extra grandmother to extra grandson basis. How fun would that be?!”

    hahahhaaha If that happens, we want deets!!

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  181. MT said

    Nanaweize said she was going in the hospital on the 1st of this month. Has anyone heard how she’s doing?

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  182. Abrra said

    MT
    No news yet from Nanaweize
    BUT Pattirae posted on her blog for the first time since her operation.
    http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/pattiadams

    Abrra

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  183. Abrra said

    ODD
    I am with you. I like this season’s contestants. Enjoying the vibe!

    Abrra

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  184. MT said

    Thanks Abrra

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  185. archangel48 said

    Kaycee, What fantastic news for you and your family! Your daughter’s photo-shoot looked really fun! Great work! She is quite the camera man’s dream!
    Betsy, Ahhhhhhhhh….Grand Rapids, August ’09…
    Oh, what I would give to see David on that stage again!
    (Do I really need all these body parts?):lol:

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  186. Fiona said

    Kaycee, so happy for you and your family! Great news!

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  187. FG, thanks for the screencaps..gah..

    haven’t noticed the cameramen on AI doing any “can you GET any closer?” closeups, of any contestants yet, like they did of David on his season.
    so thankful for all the gorgeous fan videos, and pics of David through the years!Whatever would we do without them?
    from now on will dvr the show to watch later, as the commercials make me crazy
    just an observation from tonite’s show and Adam Lambert..
    he performed well, but I was disgusted seeing Ryan fawn over him, after the way he dismissed David,when he went back on the show to sing Imagine” (just my humble opinion.)

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  188. I just watched this from AnnieFromtheEU when David toured with McFly. He had just finished singing Angels at the piano and they are loving him!This is one of the best DLG videos I have seen, and ZG too. David was INTENSE! She said it was the best show in her opinion of them all, over there. Keep volume low, bass is loud.I don’t know how I am going to get to sleep now haha!

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