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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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Who He Is

Posted by djafan on Friday, April 1, 2011

David Archuleta graced us with another video blog yesterday saying what could have been said in half the time, yet in typical David fashion, he would go on.  blah blah blah blah blah.  For 8 minutes and 37 seconds to be exact, talking about building foundations for the future.  Yawn.  I’m so over him.

That’s the best I can do for the gag fest that typically marks the 1st of April, because for me, this is a day for keeping it real.

The charuth is, he had me at buenos dias. I really meant and need to say that in typical David fashion, he exceeded all expectations. He is in control of his destiny and it showed in every poorly lighted frame of his video blog. If I had to find a fault that would be my only one, not enough attention to the aesthetics of good lighting. We have to make screen caps and collages with this stuff, dude, work with us here! Never mind. I can’t complain. He gave us the scoop and let us into the workings of his genius and it was a beautiful thing to see even in the poorest of light. Behold, the solid foundation he is laying:

This time around, he is hand-picking the band and keeping them close together, close to the action in his home base of LA.

He wants to work as often as he can with them to get, as he put it, the “vibe,” “feel” and “chemistry” just right, so he can “feel inspired by the people I’m working with on stage.”

He is writing alone now to find out “what David is.” When he figures out what he wants to say and how he wants to say it and gets more skilled at it, he will collaborate with other writers again. Until then, this is his time to find out what he is capable of creating, without outside persuasion, from the depths of his own beautiful soul.  Very smart move.  I swear he slays me.

He wants to sometime do a vlog during a  jam session with his band and let us actually watch the process.   I declare he will be the death of me.

To that end, (being the end of me) he proceeded to write a song on the piano, using keys in the lower scale he never uses to write with but which he finds himself suddenly liking. He sings in his elfin tongue words that are unintelligible to the human ear but nevertheless, enchanting.  I know he will be my demise.  I’m willing to live with that for as long as I can.

One more thing and this is the best part of this whole excellent vlog for me. Music is the universal language but he takes that metaphor even further.  He describes the different genres of music as separate and unique languages in themselves. You can hear him in the video but I will record it here in his own words because he gets this so right it’s scary.

“Before I had some really great musicians and band members that I was really learning from…you know, really great pop, great at doing pop stuff. It’s almost like they, in a music sense, they, the past members I’ve had, spoke English and Spanish.  But now, I’m trying to learn more languages, like these band members will speak five or six different languages.  So I want to broaden my horizon as a musician and learn to speak those languages or different cultures of those different sides of music.”

What musical languages he will learn in the days ahead is what keeps me hanging on for dear life.

“You have to get a sense of who you are before you can know what decisions to make. “

David Archuleta ~ March 31, 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

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125 Responses to “Who He Is”

  1. FG said

    LOL! This blog screams LOVE to me. He is a mind-reading shapeshifter that guy. I’ll surely catch the vapors if he really shows us a jam session!

    “I declare he will be the death of me.” THISSS

    “He sings in his elfin tongue words that are unintelligible to the human ear but nevertheless, enchanting. I know he will be my demise. I’m willing to live with that for as long as I can.” and THIS.

    Angelica – I love you! OMG

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  2. FG said

    I missed the “One” talk on the previous article.

    How many times can I die?

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  3. goodkarmaseeker said

    Angelica – After your April 1st tease (whew!!!), what a great reflection on David’s last vlog which was all kinds of wonderful. Everything he’s talking about reminds us of his integrity to be a true artist and musician. It’s just going to be hard to be patient and wait.

    It does seem David is telling us he may be putting his “pop” side in the past and now getting down to some real substance and his own true expressions. I agree with previous posters in feeling we’ll need to “hang on, hang in for the ride of our lives”. The more we see of that beautiful soul and witness his true passions unleashed, well, maybe it is good that we have to wait awhile and try to build up our strength!

    The “One” postings have majorly stirred me up. THAT is the song that I most want to hear David sing. I joined Bebe’s “One” campaign and if I could just hear it all from him, I think I could die happy. I agree with Skydancer1x in requesting from a savvy tech person (you know who you are) a video of all or the best of the “One” performances.

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  4. Oh Angelica! Who He Is! love the article, and thats a cute kitty♥
    The best vlog yet, yessireebobbydoo! Didn’t sleep much last night…got lost in You Tube Land,swallowed up in Davids many performances till the wee hours.
    this..
    “He sings in his elfin tongue words that are unintelligible to the human ear but nevertheless, enchanting.”
    love that! have to confess I picked up my little compact computer speakers and held them to my ears for that part of the vlog trying to hear the little sounds coming out of his mouth..but gave up. I will settle on your word…enchanting.*sigh* So awesome and mesmerizing to watch him go into that world of music in his head.

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  5. emmegirl said

    The One’s, Angelica’s love infused, spot-on recap and that quasi-chant-like-lower key snippet with those sparce but haunting notes floating from his mouth – I am pretty much toast here. Hope, hope something comes of it and is something he performs.

    FG, looove this, “mind-reading shapeshifter”

    goodkarmaseeker, “It does seem David is telling us he may be putting his “pop” side in the past and now getting down to some real substance and his own true expressions. I agree with previous posters in feeling we’ll need to “hang on, hang in for the ride of our lives”… with both hands, feet, teeth everything we have!

    Skydancer, I thought I saw you last night 🙂

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  6. emmegirl said

    skydancer, just read your comment from previous post. Love it. Hope you don’t mind my bringing it over.

    “This vlog is just amazing.This journey is amazing.It is now all about the man,his music, and his fans.Back to basics, he is peeling back and slowly uncovering the layers of genius that lie within that gorgeous head of his.We know it is there, we always have..and because of that, I believe we have truly earned his trust.This vlog is a treasure.
    anyone else feel like someone just opened a window in a stuffy room, and fresh air is flowing through and it feels wonderful?

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  7. FG said

    Emmegirl – “that quasi-chant-like-lower key snippet with those sparce but haunting notes floating from his mouth” I don’t know what to do anymore! Sometimes I pace the floor LOL!

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  8. betsy said

    Angelica, I am so glad you wrote about this.

    I have never heard any other musician speak of musical languages.
    It is such a beautiful thing.

    Here is a beautiful article about him.
    http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/7916295/david_archuleta_it_shows_on_his_face.html?cat=33

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  9. betsy said

    Oh, and skydancer and Emmegirl, I am sure we passed each other on the street last night. :)The cyber street.

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  10. Blueberry Ice said

    Besty; Just catching up, so thank you for your lovely post on celebrating the wonderfulness of TOSOD. Still hoping that David will sing all these amazing songs sometime this year.

    Angelica; Sometimes I can’t find the right words to express the admiration, respect and amazement that I feel for being a fan of David but your words are always able to fill that void for me so beautifully and eloquently.

    After watching his vlog, I sat, stared and hit the replay button again and again, magnetized by his humming and tinkering on the piano, protesting when he stopped. He has rendered me speechless. David, your creativity, insight, and musical vision has no boundaries and I am so proud to support this amazing journey that you are embarking on.

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  11. Lynnella said

    The thing that excited me the most about this vlog was when he said that he wants to try other musical languages. Pop is okay, but there are other genres out there that I feel would highlight his musical abilities more, and would appeal to a larger audience. Even though David is still young, he has the presence and instincts of a mature artist. During his first appearance on the Idol stage as a finalist, he sang Shop Around. There’s a line in that song that says, “just as sure as the wind’s gonna blow now”. The way he phrased it was so jazz tinged, I sat straight up in my chair and said out loud, he can sing jazz. I just hope and pray that he gets into some of that vibe, because he’d be so good at it. I think to really be considered a serious artist by the established music community, he’ll have to get away from being thought of as a Pop Star. It was alright when he was a kid, but, as the saying goes, it’s time to put off childish things and become a man. I think that’s what’s getting ready to happen, and I can hardly wait, because when it does, he will blow everyone away.

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  12. Marylee said

    “I can’t complain. He gave us the scoop and let us into the workings of his genius and it was a beautiful thing to see even in the poorest of light” <– Once again, Angelica, you've made me smile all the way through your article. In David's defense, I noticed it appeared he had pulled the curtains closed in the middle probably in an attempt to block out the glare..lol..always thinking of how to do things the very best way he can. With each incredible vlog, we inch closer to his well thought out 'artistic destination', and I'm simply captivated by it already.. whatever it may be. ❤

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  13. Emmegirl and Betsy…so many videos, so little time!! haha the cyber street…love that:))

    5 Emmegirl”The One’s, Angelica’s love infused, spot-on recap and that quasi-chant-like-lower key snippet with those sparce but haunting notes floating from his mouth –” :))))

    that describes it perfectly.LOL!

    FG, David better get busy with getting “ONE” ready for us!hehehe

    10.Blueberry Ice,♥ this
    “David, your creativity, insight, and musical vision has no boundaries and I am so proud to support this amazing journey that you are embarking on.”☺☺☺☺ yes

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  14. emmegirl said

    Lynella, that line in SA immediately struck me too. Loved his tweet a while back about listening to Ella’s Misty. 🙂

    I hope Mr Archuleta realizes if he does not produce a jam session vlog he will have a mutiny on his hands.

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  15. djafan said

    Angelica, This bears repeating ♥

    One more thing and this is the best part of this whole excellent vlog for me. Music is the universal language but he takes that metaphor even further. He describes the different genres of music as separate and unique languages in themselves. You can hear him in the video but I will record it here in his own words because he gets this so right it’s scary.

    “Before I had some really great musicians and band members that I was really learning from…you know, really great pop, great at doing pop stuff. It’s almost like they, in a music sense, they, the past members I’ve had, spoke English and Spanish. But now, I’m trying to learn more languages, like these band members will speak five or six different languages. So I want to broaden my horizon as a musician and learn to speak those languages or different cultures of those different sides of music.”

    This is the bestest vlog recap I’ve everrrrr read. Thank you for making my already giddy self go into overdrive. Can you just imagine what David will be giving us? The thought alone has my brain short circuiting.

    I’m going to practice my breathing and exercise my patience, try anyways.

    And all you wonderful posters, what awesome comments by every single one of you.

    FG, “He is a mind-reading shapeshifter that guy.”

    Goodkarmaseeker, “maybe it is good that we have to wait awhile and try to build up our strength!”

    Skydancer, “have to confess I picked up my little compact computer speakers and held them to my ears for that part of the vlog trying to hear the little sounds coming out of his mouth..”

    Emmegirl, “spot-on recap and that quasi-chant-like-lower key snippet with those sparce but haunting notes floating from his mouth”

    Betsy, “Oh, and skydancer and Emmegirl, I am sure we passed each other on the street last night. 🙂 The cyber street.”

    Blueberry Ice, “After watching his vlog, I sat, stared and hit the replay button again and again, magnetized by his humming and tinkering on the piano, protesting when he stopped.”

    Lynnella, “It was alright when he was a kid, but, as the saying goes, it’s time to put off childish things and become a man.”

    Marylee, “With each incredible vlog, we inch closer to his well thought out ‘artistic destination’, and I’m simply captivated by it already.. whatever it may be. ”

    David tweets!

    If you missed yesterday’s blog you can catch it here —> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrP_ITH-b_Y

    Helloooo April

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  16. Abrra said

    I saw this video recently on Eva Cassidy. It goes along with what David is about right now in his career. How they both approach music and fame are incredibly similar. It’s a bit long, but after watching this I came away with the feeling that she definitely has passed on something to the universe. I also believe that David received it through his musical soul.

    Abrra

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  17. Abrra said

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    http://www.livestream.com/thevoiceunplugged

    Abrra

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  18. emmegirl said

    Nice to see you Abrra, keeper of photos and vids.

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  19. bebereader said

    JR posted some videos last night at the end of the last article. Here’s one not to be missed so I’m bringing it over, but take a look at the others. Thanks, JR.

    Credit AccuVisionVideo

    Be back later. Busy day.

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  20. betsy said

    Someone has just updated his official fb page.
    This is the first time an event has been created (that I have seen)
    It’s for the 60th Annual Sun Fun Festival.

    https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=144924045575356

    Go there and like it! Or respond to it! (there is an I’m attending, yes, no button on the top right page) He has 1.564,034 people that have liked his site.

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  21. heidijoy said

    Enjoyed David’s Vlog so much and even more after reading your recap Angelica and reading all the comments. Just finished watching Eva’s story Abrra. I had seen it once before but now after David’s vlog and talk of wanting musicians that spoke different musical languages and the path he is taking, I can definitely see more similarities to Eva than ever before. I feel honored as Eva’s fans did to be a fan of David’s for life. I love being on this journey. I couldn’t help but reflect on Michelle Kwan skating to Fields of Gold and how that influenced David. “I get chills just thinking about it” “I only feel that way when I sing” So exciting to think about what the future holds for David and us. …….Oh and then there’s that little tune at the end of the Vlog and being a witness to it.

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  22. Tawna21 said

    Angelica! ♥♥♥ I’m speechless (yes me)! I love your article. Thank you so much for putting words to feelings. I consider myself so fortunate to have ‘fallen in love’ with such a wonderful, honest, straight-from-the-hip sort of artist as David. He takes us on such a journey every time he speaks or sings, that we will never want for adventure. Now if he starts singing in different languages (*sigh* *faints*) we will be traveling the world with the most talented tour guide one could ever imagine! I. can’t. wait!! Oh to be a fly on the wall at those band auditions–I can’t wait to be introduced to ‘the band’. They must be amazingly awesome to pass David’s specifications–I’m willing to bet he has some pretty strong requirements that have to be met.

    I chuckled when he was ‘writing a song’ while talking and realized he couldn’t mutli-task. He is such a comic at times–without even trying to be. Love him, Love him.

    Thanks again, Angelica

    Tawna

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  23. bebereader said

    Angelica,

    There’s so much hope and joy in the new vlog! David is keeping his word by staying in touch with us, twice in one week, this time. He knows we’re out here waiting for him.

    I’m proud of him for taking the time to write on his own rather than collaborate with other writers. “It’s time for me to find out who I am.”

    And I’m excited about the covers he’ll be working on. Every cover David has ever done, from “When You Say You Love Me” to “Apologize” to “Stand By Me” to “The Riddle” to “One” to “Fields of Gold” and every Christmas song becomes untouchable when he finishes with it!

    David tweets:

    Wow! Thank you so much Pinoy fans for the Barkada Choice Award for Teen Choice Icon!!! That is so neat!!! You guys are awesome haha 23 minutes ago

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  24. Amy (in VA) said

    Awesomely written, Angelica! LOVE LOVE LOVE what David is doing for himself (and ultimately for us) right now! We are so blessed! And yes, I’m holding on for dear life! 🙂

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  25. Tawna21 said

    Betsy #8–that is an awesome media article!Thanks for posting it.

    Abrra #16–Eva’s influence will be felt for eternity. Thanks for the video.

    David loves his Pinoy fans! 🙂

    Tawna

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  26. djafan said

    David at the Gateway Mall!

    HPStorageGuy

    LOL I’m at the Gateway Mall & David Archuletta is here. Was going to ask him to say hi to my daughter and she hung up on me.

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  27. poof said

    Angelica
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful thoughts.
    Watching David play around on the piano was so amazing to me. He flew right off to that place he goes, right before our eyes. This was probably the closest I will get to going there with him. I truly appreciate him sharing that with us.

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  28. refnaf said

    Angelica…. awesome post! This vlog did me in too. David putting away the “pop” pablum and getting to real musical food can only be good for him and US! I really and truly am enjoying this journey so much. To be able to be here as his career unfolds, just as it should, is amazing to me.

    Watching him “compose” during the vlog is mesmerizing… Can any one make a MGR of that??? Would be cool!! 🙂

    The other thing I noticed and thought was cool is that he is sitting in the same spot as when he did the pre Idol youtube of 1000 miles!!! hahaha

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  29. Abrra said

    Ref
    I have been working on a MGR since Thursday. Alas, the one clip we all want where he is singing along has something in the stream that causes it to halt halfway through the replay. It’s the only clip that acts this way. The other clips are “ok” but I consider the singing the best part of the video. That’s what MGR are, right?

    Abrra (in the crooked director’s hat)

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  30. SandyBeaches said

    Abrra, In regards to the clip with the singing halting, David is not allowing MGR’s of unfinished writings, of private writings with his fans. Something like no recording or pictures during M&Gs. Didn’t he mention that again? It’s like bad luck when you go under a ladder. Tread carefully. Happy April 2nd…I missed April 1st.

    Angelica… I really enjoyed your article. Actually he does go on and we notice it but we would miss that part of his character if it ever left.

    SB

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  31. Abrra said

    SB

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    Abrra

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  32. SandyBeaches said

    Abrra…it was my April 1st … For the April Fools jokers but I know it is Aprik 2nd. Actually the inability to MGR that sounds more like eerie not a joke. Just a little east of east (Toronto thinks that it is east you see) reasoning…

    I have email for you in a minute..

    SB

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  33. pattiNC said

    Great article…I too think he’s looking at expanding his “genre”..cuz Lord knows he doesn’t have just one! Speaking of One, this is my daughter’s video from Richmond..we were pretty close, and me and a another adult almost had to take a few teenagers out who were pushing..but we stayed D like! Audio is so-so but the black shirt was EPIC, and it was his 2nd solo stop.

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  34. pattiNC said

    ok don’t know how to make video show up..admins??

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  35. 31. hahahahahahaha!!!

    33.PattiNC, what IS it about that shirt?? Gah! The phrase “the clothes make the man” doesn’t apply to David♥
    ‘THE MAN’ makes the clothes!
    (oooh he looks awesome in blackish)

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  36. pattiNC said

    Skydancer2x, it was a true black shirt, just didn’t show up in video…he really did look striking in it! Hotel booked in Myrtle Beach! 🙂

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  37. MT said

    Angelica, love your post, every word, almost as much as I loved the vlog. Sometimes I have a hard time expressing what I think, thanks for doing it for me.

    And the “musical languages” part. Yes! Can’t wait to see what comes out of that talented head of his. Wasn’t it great, getting to see him trying things out on the piano?

    19. BeBe: I have to say I’m liking the hair in that video. ♥

    31. Abrra: Hahaha Almost spit out my coffee when I saw that picture!

    Patti, You’re going to MB? Lucky, lucky you! Hope you have a great time!

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  38. Abrra said

    PattiNC
    Your video is fine now.
    To post a YouTube video:

    Look below the video for “share”. Click that and copy the link, then past it into your comment. It should show up after you click submit when you finish your comment.

    Don’t stress too much. We monitor the site and are happy to “repair” any wayward links to videos. Sometimes they do not work for us as well.

    Need some pictures!
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  39. emmegirl said

    Abrra31, LOL!
    Abrra38, you have been sorely missed.

    If you all need something to do this evening.

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  40. bebereader said

    PattiNC and Emmegirl,

    Thanks for the videos

    and Abs, for the pics!

    David was on TV today in Utah on The World Report on BYU-TV. They showed part of his performance with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir!

    http://twitvid.com/Y0KFA <<< Memories!!! So good!

    credit Janey

    David tweets:

    Today's just one of those feel good kind of days :). I've been hooked to this habanero sauce though and now I'm almost out haha. 3 minutes ago

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  41. grammyj said

    Thanks for the great pictures Abrra and the videos Emmegirl. I visit this site every day and it’s so fun to see all the great stuff posted here even during this David drought.

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  42. djafan said

    David won!!!

    I love this bit.. “. David Archuleta won the category ICON of the year, beating Justin Bieber, Charice and Taylor Swift. ”

    You’ve probably heard or read the most amazing humongous news! David Archuleta wins The 1st Barkada Choice Awards as Teen Icon! We did it, Archies! Yay!!!! Not just that, we have also been invited to attend the awards night on April 7th at C3 Events Place Annapolis Greenhills, San Juan. However, not everyone can come. They can only accommodate 10, so if you are free and you wish to come, head over our Facebook Page, PM Dominick Discarga aka @DominDis. Just be sure you’ll make it! Lots of fans would like to come and support David.

    http://archuletaphilippines.com/davidarchie-wins-ap-on-the-wrap.html

    David’s TOSOD songs continue to chart!

    On Chart Central: Falling Stars is #3, Elevator is #21 & SBL is #37. You can vote hourly and alternate between the 3 songs. When you get to SBL there is a film icon, click there & watch the SBL video & then comment. It has almost 7 million view. The link is: http://chartcentral.frihost.net/

    On the RT 30 Countdown: Elevator is #2, Falling Stars is #6 and SBL is #19. You can vote as many times as you want to here by clearing your cookies in between each vote & refreshing the page (F5): http://www.rt30countdown.com/

    David Tweets!!!!

    @DavidArchie

    Today’s just one of those feel good kind of days 🙂 . I’ve been hooked to this habanero sauce though and now I’m almost out haha.

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  43. djafan said

    TOSOD has been trending in Indonesia at #1 and just about every number from 1 to 10!!!!

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  44. bebereader said

    From kariontour on Twitter, from the Anaheim show at The Grove:

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  45. Abrra said

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    http://www.livestream.com/thevoiceunplugged

    Abrra

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  46. Abrra said

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    Abrra

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  47. bebereader said

    Here’s another from @kariontour

    Another one I took from The Grove show. You can thank @davidarchie for the okay to post the pictures! http://twitpic.com/4g9eb9 6 minutes ago via Twitpic

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  48. Angelica said

    Welcome Grammyj!!

    Thanks everyone for commenting on the article and doing such a great job holding down the forte here while real life calls. It is Spring here in the lower south and I have been getting some much needed yard work done. Also re-potted several enormous plants that have needed that done for 3 years now. 😳 heh. Some of the roots had circled the base of the plants several times and one even had roots like large feet growing out the bottom that it was standing on. I’m surprised it didn’t walk away. haha. Been raking and cleaning and pruning too. Felt good to be outside the last couple of beautiful days.

    Bebe, that pic#44!! I hope he hangs on to those military shirts like that one and the one he wore in Dallas. 8)

    Emmegirl, thanks for those videos but we actually have something to do tonight.
    Live from Unplugged! It’s Saturday night!!

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  49. bebereader said

    Welcome aboard, Grammyj! 😀

    Angelica,

    I wonder what happened 3 years ago that put your potted plants into neglect mode. Hmmmmmm….

    Could it be the same event that led to my neglected laundry? Heh. 😉

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  50. Abrra said

    Angelica

    This is what ALL the well dressed pots are wearing this spring!

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    Abrra

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  51. bebereader said

    Angelica said: “He sings in his elfin tongue words that are unintelligible to the human ear but nevertheless, enchanting.”

    Song: “I Was Enchanted to Meet You”, David Archuleta

    Credit TheMcdrain

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  52. bebereader said

    From The World Report on BYU-TV today:

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  53. jackryan4DA said

    BREAKING NEWS! David Archuleta won the First Barkada Choice Awards!

    First Barkada (means Teens/Friends) Choice Awards is an award – giving body that recognizes Filipino talents and international celebrities who made their mark among the channel’s viewers the past year. David Archuleta won the category ICON of the year, beating Justin Bieber, Charice and Taylor Swift. The Filipino Archies once again proved that the Philippines is an Archuleta country. Kudos to all the Archies in the Philippines! *group hug*

    ———————–

    About 10 Archies will attend the awards night which will be televised on Studio23. I gave my slot to a younger Archie, haha. David has been tweeted of the award. Pinoy Archies hope that he could send a vlog that could be played during the awards night – wouldn’t that be grand? 🙂

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  54. jackryan4DA said

    JR,

    Thanks for the MOtab interview but see post #52. Bebe beat you to it. 🙂

    Angelica

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  55. jackryan4DA said

    ANGELICA – hahahaha, yeah I saw it after my page refreshed after I posted. 🙂

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  56. Angelica said

    No problem, JR! We appreciate your help. 🙂

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  57. kaycee said

    Having a hard time falling asleep tonight. I’m loving all the wonderful photos, videos, and comments. Thanks to everyone here at the Voice.

    Can I just say with full respect and understanding of David’s need for time…I miss him. He exudes such hope, kindness, and joy in a world that can sometimes seem a bit cold…like a warm fire on a cold night.

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  58. Angelica said

    Kaycee,

    Can’t sleep either. Pull up to the fire and put your feet up. Sleep well. 🙂

    Photobucket
    Photobucket

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  59. djafan said

    Hello everyone!

    Been away with family functions the past couple of days, sure miss not being here.

    Catching up and admiring those lovely pictures Bebe and Abrra!

    Going to try to get some sleep, goodnight!

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  60. emmegirl said

    kaycee, been feeling the same.

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  61. Nita said

    Hi everyone

    jackryan4DA so happy for David winning in the Barkada icon award. Do you know if and when will be televise. I have a ABS-CBN channel. I will be watching if it is televise.

    Sorry to barge in.

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  62. Angelica said

    Nita,

    Photobucket

    Don’t know about when but this tweet says to email them at thewrappromo@yahoo.com and you can watch it live. I’m gonna email them now. He will not be there to accept the award though.

    BTW,

    Photobucket the The Voice!

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  63. Nita said

    Thank Angelica. I really hope they will televise. Maybe David might send a video to the show. If only I know exactly what date. I wish I have a filipino tv guide. I have a directv and I have 7 filipino channel. The time difference here in state and Philippines is 12 hours. Sometimes I get confuse when I set my DVR when it is David related. Last time he was there I was only able to catched few of his many televised interview.

    Thank you for the welcome. I come here often and lurked but just don’t comment cause I am not so good communicating but I do enjoyed reading all the positiveness about David. You guys are doing a great job.

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  64. davidstopsmyaging said

    Angelica, I love your article. It is very thought provoking. I especially love this: “What musical languages he will learn in the days ahead is what keeps me hanging on for dear life.” Ditto, Ditto—-so exciting!

    I hope he is learning a ton about the business side of music, too. I am pondering……if he is auditioning bands, is he venturing out on his own —going to make his own ‘label’, or if a label is involved in this process, or???? I know nothing about what I’m pondering. These are just questions that came to my mind as I watched the vlog.

    Congratlations, David for the huge honor of winning the Barkada icon award—whoo hoo!

    Loved the “I Was Enchanted to Meet You” video, Bebereader, and The Mcdrain—such enchanting pictures of a handsome beyond words young man.

    All the videos and comments are enlightening and fun to read. Wonder what next week will bring…………??

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  65. Tawna21 said

    #64 DSMA~~ “I hope he is learning a ton about the business side of music, too. I am pondering……if he is auditioning bands, is he venturing out on his own —going to make his own ‘label’, or if a label is involved in this process, or???? I know nothing about what I’m pondering. These are just questions that came to my mind as I watched the vlog.”

    Me too

    Tawna

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  66. Silverfox said

    It’s late Sunday evening & I’m getting ready for bed (work early tomorrow), but I have a question..

    Why is MCA Music (Universal Music Philippines Record Label) accepting his Barkada Choice Award? MCA is part of the Universal Music Group which is a record label. Do record labels normally accept awards on behalf of artists who are THEIR artists? Or has David signed with Universal? He’s never said he HASN’T signed with a label, indie or major. So far, we’ve all just speculated, which is what I’m doing here. But it is interesting.

    Universal Music Group includes many different labels throughout the world. Just take a look…

    http://www.universalmusic.com/overview

    I just find it curious & puzzling that MCA would be accepting his award, instead of David appearing by remote to accept & thank his fans himself.

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  67. Silverfox said

    I meant to say…

    Do record labels normally accept awards on behalf of artists who are NOT their artists?

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  68. 63 Nita ..Just wanted to say hello, or should I say good morning! ☺
    Love the fact our David world, is a 24/7 operation of luuuuv♥♥
    The Bakarda Award….woo hoo!
    ICON..
    has a nice ring to it, don’tcha think? ♥♥♥

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  69. bebereader said

    Silverfox:

    “I just find it curious & puzzling that MCA would be accepting his award, instead of David appearing by remote to accept & thank his fans himself.”

    and

    “Do record labels normally accept awards on behalf of artists who are NOT their artists?”

    You brought up good points. And they are very very interesting!

    I don’t know the answers but it sure is fun to ponder.

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    ya think?

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  70. emmegirl said

    Good questions, SF. Interesting too, they are the leading Latin music company.

    One of their labels is Island Def Jam, where have we heard that recently, it sounds familiar for some reason.

    bebe, I like your ponder-er.

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  71. Tawna21 said

    a totally off topic question… where do the cute emoticons come from? can any of us use them or just the admins?

    Tawna

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  72. Angelica said

    Tawna,

    You can use these codes to post emoticons into wordpress. You can also post videos but only admins can post pics, which includes many of the more sophisticated emoticons. Sorry, not my rule, but WP’s.

    A wink is a semi-colon and right parentheses. 😉
    A frown is a colon and a left parentheses. 😦

    A colon and capitol P is this. 😛
    A colon and capitol D is this. 😀
    Laughing is colon then lol then colon. 😆

    Puzzled is a colon then question mark. 😕
    Open mouthed is colon then lower case o. 😮

    Googly eyed is an eight then capitol O. 😯

    Rolling eyes is colon then roll then colon. 🙄

    Blushing is colon then oops then colon. 😳
    Lightbulb is colon then idea then colon. 💡

    Red eyes is colon then twisted then colon. 😈
    Crying is colon then cry then colon. 😥

    Sunglasses is an eight then right parentheses. 8)

    Green guy is colon then mrgreen then colon. :mrgreen:

    Scowling is colon then x. 😡

    Exclamation is colon then ! then colon. ❗

    Question is colon then ? then colon. ❓

    ***********************************************************

    Don’t know what meaning the MCA accepting the award for David implies. Even if he accepts by video, someone has to actually physically be handed the award. May just be a courtesy since he has no one in that country to represent him, ie, family, friend.

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  73. bebereader said

    Thinking aloud here, why would a record label accept an award for an artist unless the artist had some kind of affiliation with it?

    Jive is owned by SONY which is why David had SONY handlers when he went out of the country to promote his music. But with Jive out of the picture now, hmmm….

    Tawna,

    In comment #69 I embedded that particular emoticon as I usually do a picture. Idk why but wordpress reserves embedding pics in comments for Admn only. But there are some emoticons that can be produced with a combination of symbols that you can use in your comments.

    For example, here’s wink 😉 for which I typed a semi colon and a closing parenthesis.

    For a smile 🙂 I use a colon and a closing parenthesis.

    For a big smile or laugh, 😀 I use a colon and a capital D.

    For a frown 😦 I use a colon and an open parenthesis.

    Idk if there is a combination of characters for the Hmmm emoticon in comment #69.

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  74. bebereader said

    Haha Angelica, Great Minds Think Alike!! 😀

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  75. Angelica said

    Bebe, 😆

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  76. djafan said

    Hello all!

    I’m not sure MCA will be accepting David’s award on his behalf. I’ve read that they are and that they are not, so I’m not sure.

    Tawna, anyone could use them 🙂

    If you have a chance nominate David for the categories below

    Premios Juventud (Youth Awards) is an awards show for Spanish-speaking celebrities in the areas of film, music, sports, fashion, and pop culture, presented by the television network Univision. Winners are determined by online vote at univision.com.

    Past winners have included people such as Juanes, Shakira, Daddy Yankee, Thalía, RBD, Antonio Banderas, Maná, and Jennifer Lopez,

    You’ll need to CREATE AN ACCOUNT ON UNIVISION HERE (you can switch it to english language – upper right side)

    http://tinyurl.com/3fabunx

    Login here

    http://tinyurl.com/4jrncrs

    Fill in the blanks.

    4th down-La más pegajosa (most catchy song)
    Canción que no te puedes sacar de la cabeza

    5th down-Lo Toco Todo (Favorite Album)
    Tu CD favorito (Album tuvo que salir en los Estados Unidos durante el periodo de eligibilidad)

    6th down-Mi Video Favorito (Favorite Video)
    Tu video musical favorito (nombre de la canción)

    8th down-Canción Corta-venas (Favorite Ballad)
    Tu balada favorita

    10th down-Mi Artista Pop (My Favorite Pop Artist)
    Artista Pop Favorito

    They also have a fan club and forum for David.

    JOIN OUR DAVID ARCHULETA FAN CLUB ON UNIVISION —>

    http://mipagina.univision.com/davidarchuleta

    AND THE AMIGOS/AMIGAS DE DAVID ARCHULETA FORUM —->

    http://foro.univision.com/t5/David-Archuleta/Amigos-Amigas-de-Archuleta-Fan-Scene/m-p/389267830

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  77. djafan said

    I really loved watching David on piano, a little glimpse of him at work.

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  78. kaycee said

    Ah, Angelica…I finally fell asleep last night and missed your warm and cozy fire! Such an excellent host!

    That latest vlog really was amazing. I was astonished that he let us watch a bit of the creative process. I’m also very curious about the band now too. He sounded very excited.

    I don’t know what it is about southern Utah and David Cook (nothing against him)…but I hear him almost everyday on the radio here. And I never hear our David. They play Cook’s old stuff and they never played any of David’s new album.

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  79. jackryan4DA said

    NITA on #61 & 63 – The Awards Night will be aired on 18th April at Studio23. In case you will miss it, don’t worry. A lot of Pinoys will be able to record it and the clip will be up in YT in no time at all 🙂

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  80. jackryan4DA said

    TO ALL INQUIRING MINDS re MCA — Just to clarify, MCA will NOT be accepting for David. The Wrap just got confused. MCA will be there for Bieber. No word yet on who will accept on behalf of David though they are REALLY hoping a vlog would be sent to the Wrap.

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  81. Nita said

    jackryan4DA Thanks. Me too hoping David will send vlog.

    Skydancer1x Yes definetely has a nice ring. So proud of all the David Pinoy fans for making this award choice happen. Imagine that David won against Beiber amd Taylor Swift 🙂

    Angelica I have to practice how to use those emoticons. Until now I still don’t know how to do it. lol

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  82. Silverfox said

    JR, (((HUGS)))

    Thank you for the clarification. I was confused and must admit, just a little excited about the possibility…but whatever David is doing or not doing is OK with me. Even if it is excruciatingly & emotionally draining for me. I’m just way too old for all these topsy-turvey up & down roller-coaster rides I’ve been on for the last 3 years with no evidence it will change to a smooth coasting bullet train instead. And no intentions here of embarking from this ride, EVER. 😆

    But OMG! What a ride it’s been so far!

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  83. Silverfox said

    I DID NOT MEAN:

    And no intentions here of “embarking” from this ride, EVER.

    I MEANT:

    And no intentions of GETTING OFF this ride EVER!

    I will never learn to proof-read what I write before I hist that dang submit button!

    Hope David had a great weekend at the LDS Conferences. 😀

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  84. Abrra said

    Here is a mash up MGR of David in the AI Tour Guitar Hero commercial that was shown during intermission. Thanks to Desertrat over on Soul David for the find.


    credit DiscoArchie

    Abrra

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  85. skydancer1x said

    77. gotta love those screencaps! thanks Dja. “Genius at Work”

    My horoscope this morning said my mind today, is “like a block of Swiss cheese–full of holes”
    Gee whiz…or maybe I should say cheese whiz.

    Don’t know whether I should colon then lol colon, or colon on then cry then colon.
    think I will just watch the cute video at #84, and colon and a closing parenthesis

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  86. djafan said

    David Archuleta to Headline Myrtle Beach MayFest Memorial Day Weekend

    American Idol Season 7 Runner-up will perform at free, oceanfront concert May 28

    04.04.2011– MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce has announced that American Idol Season 7 Runner-up David Archuleta will headline the Myrtle Beach MayFest Memorial Day Weekend Festivities in a free, oceanfront concert May 28.

    http://www.pitchengine.com/visitmyrtlebeach/david-archuleta-to-headline-myrtle-beach-mayfest-memorial-day-weekend/137003/

    This From MJSBIGBLOG

    Five Hip American Idol Moments

    By mj On 04/03/2011 · David Archuleta’s recent cameo on Tosh.0

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  87. djafan said

    I’m thinking David will at least sing 6 or 7 songs being the headliner of the event and all. Video, maybe cellcast 🙂

    CarolinaLive WPDE NewsChannel 15

    American Idol runner up headlines MayFest
    by Victoria Spechko
    Posted: 59 mins ago

    American Idol runner up David Archuleta is coming to Myrtle Beach! carolinalive.com/news/story.asp… via @carolinalive

    “We are thrilled to have David Archuleta coming to perform in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for a free concert this May. His talent and personality will certainly add to our lineup of Memorial Day Festivities and be a huge draw as we gather to celebrate the start of summer. He’s an amazing artist that will help to make this year’s MayFest one to remember,” said Amie Lee, Director of Festivals and Special Events for the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce.

    After Archuleta performs, the audience will be treated to a grand finale of fireworks.

    http://www.carolinalive.com/news/story.aspx?id=600959

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  88. djafan said

    You’re welcome Skydancer! David is the most photogenic person I’ve ever seen.

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  89. skydancer1x said

    88. aww Dja! love these too♥♥♥
    just made this collage my screensaver….gah! that hair, that smile, those cheeks(who is he looking at in that corner right picture?..eek!right at the camera!)
    “ain’t he somethin”?!just wanna squish him.♥

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  90. Abrra said

    Did David get a new job? Or just dream about one? 😉

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    Abrra

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  91. djafan said

    Here’s a different layout just because.

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  92. bebereader said

    #85 Cheese Whiz skydancer, gotta watch those colons! haha

    Dja’s collages are either gonna save us or drown us during this drought! Thanks dja, ggrrreat job as always! 😉

    Found a MoTab Soundcheck video on Youtube, courtesy of ShelleyFOD.

    And…the man tweets:

    Good morning! Or afternoon! Or evening! Or night! Depending on what part of the world you’re in. 6 hours ago

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  93. MT said

    dja, those pics, wow! And I noticed you made the one where he was looking at the camera a little bit bigger the second time. LOL It’s like he knows we’re watching in that one. hahaha

    And, oh man, that MOTAB vid. Those always tear me up. *sighs*

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  94. djafan said

    MT, I’ve caught that direct look into the camera on way to many occasions to consider a coincidence, Mr. David Archuleta knows 🙂

    He was at NASCAR on Sunday toooo! Don’t like her last sentence but whatever 🙂

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    It was then that I noticed American Idol alum David Archuleta nearby. He sang the National Anthem before the start of the Nationwide Series race the day before so it was cool to see that he came back the next day to see the Sprint Cup race too. He was standing right next to me so I asked him if I could take his picture and then he asked the people he was with if he looked OK. They assured him he looked great. So I snapped the shot (at right). Doesn’t he look like he’s 10-years-old? You wouldn’t think he’s going to turn 21 this year.

    http://www.thefastandthefabulous.com/2011/04/04/sunday-in-fontana-richard-marx-makes-my-day/

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  95. Tawna21 said

    Angelica #72–thank you! ♥♥ Dang, I’m becoming so educated on these kinds of things, because of The Voice, that I may have to apply for graduate school!!:lol:

    Tawna

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  96. Tawna21 said

    umm, the laughing guy didn’t work!

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  97. Angelica said

    Tawna,

    You have to leave a space between the colon and your sentence. The computer can’t read it if you don’t isolate the emoticon symbol. Do that and it will look like this.. 😆

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  98. Tawna21 said

    Kaycee #78–which part of Utah are you in? I’m in the Provo area, and it’s the same way here. I only hear Crush occasionally, and never anything from TOSOD. It really bugs me.

    dja–the collages cause coronary collapse! You are so very, very dangerous with this weapon. Please don’t stop!!

    Tawna

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  99. Tawna21 said

    Angelica, I think I knew that and just spaced it off–back to Kindergarten I go. 😳

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  100. Angelica said

    He’s on the move. Back to Cali. And the band. ♥

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  101. FG said

    Djafan! Sweet niblets gurrrrllll! What r u tryin to do! Kill us all off so you can have him to yourself? LOL

    Dear David, just stop it. 🙂

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  102. FG said

    Angelica/admins – I just rec’d an email at my home account. I am hoping that comments for my upcoming article will not be delivered there. They should go to thearchuhulk@yahoo.com only.

    Thanks!

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  103. Angelica said

    FG,

    You have mail.

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  104. bebereader said

    Dear FG,

    I don’t think he’s going to stop.
    It’s only going to get worse. 😀

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  105. Angelica said

    FG,

    You got it. 😉

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  106. skydancer1x said

    Yikes!! Dja,”Here’s a different layout just because.”

    well, you just layed me out!
    now #91 is my desktop background…just because♥ GAH..look at him!I can’t take it.

    abrra,#90. LOL.

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  107. emmegirl said

    dja, I think those are more of a “scream cap”, and thank you, thank you very much.

    Looks gorgeous in that red.

    His dry wit makes me giggle.

    Back to Cali and the band. Liking the sound of that. 🙂

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  108. djafan said

    I’m glad you all like the collages and if you guys keep reacting to them like you have I’ll never stop…lol

    I wasn’t sure if this was a real tweet but it is, I think someone just trying to talk to David 🙂

    @DavidArchie

    “you…. look like a kid I used to babysit. I feel like I know you.” oh… lol

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  109. Angelica said

    Djafan,

    That tweet came on my phone from David. Seems he may have been told that by someone at the airport and added his reaction to it as in, oh…lol

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  110. emmegirl said

    “He was standing right next to me so I asked him if I could take his picture and then he asked the people he was with if he looked OK.”

    lol! It is not humanly possible for him to not look gorgeous. Not even on the worst of his worst days.

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  111. djafan said

    I figured Angelica.

    Brought this over from DavidArchuleta Vietnam…oh my!!!!!

    This is David when he went to MTV for TOSOD promotion. You can watch Jim Cantiello interviewing David again.

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    Via SBA. Thanks to Larissa for tweeting it.

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  112. betsy said

    Emmegirl – I concur.
    See exhibit #111

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  113. bebereader said

    That’s it. I’m gone!

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  114. Angelica said

    Bebe,

    Wait, I’ll come with you. Photobucket

    Kill me now. Look at that look.

    Photobucket

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  115. Abrra said

    That one is going in a frame!!

    Get me Walgreens Photo service STAT!!

    Abrra

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  116. betsy said

    Abs, I’m on it!
    Wait, are we all up for this one?!!
    Stop it David. This instant.

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  117. kaycee said

    You guys are cracking me up!…and your emoticons are totally impressing me!

    Kind of exciting that David is heading back to LA so soon. Hmmmm…wonder what’s going on. Can’t wait to hear more about the band.

    Loved the babysitting tweet! I wonder if he’s actually relieved at times when people don’t recognize him.

    Emmegirl…”scream caps”! Love it! 🙂

    Tawna #98 I’m in St. George. I have a daughter going to BYU in Provo…and will actually have three of my four children there next fall!

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  118. betsy said

    Smoldering. I’ll say no more.
    Out loud.

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  119. bebereader said

    I revived myself to say…Wow, this thread has sure picked up! 😀

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  120. Abrra said

    Betsy!
    Thanks! 8×10 pls? 😉

    Abrra

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  121. djafan said

    I’m doing deep breathing exercises, oh heck found this one now.

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

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  122. djafan said

    I guess no one survived or everyone’s asleep. I forget I’m on the west coast 🙂

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  123. jackryan4DA said

    Hi everyone,

    This is an old pix, dunno if anyone have seen it but I thought it belongs in these pages

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    🙂

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  124. jackryan4DA said

    BTW, the pix was taken from Murray Hi during David’s homecoming, long before this place was created but probably some time when we started attaching the title to David @ notingDavid. Uncanny, eh?

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  125. FG said

    #111 seriously???

    I’m leaving in a few minutes for an overnight family trip to an indoor waterpark. Have fun without me. 🙂

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