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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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In Sound’s Embrace

Posted by MT on Saturday, April 9, 2011

In David’s book, Chords of Strength, he discusses in great detail his view of what music can be, describing it as a means of transferring emotion from one person to another, from a performer to his audience.  He recognized the power of music from a very early age.

Some of the greatest singers of our time had the ability to put their emotions into their songs. Their music touched something inside of us and made us feel less alone. David is one who also has that gift. When he sings, it’s as if he’s inviting us into his heart, to feel what he feels, to see life as he sees it.

It’s a way of transporting us out of our daily lives and into the song with him. He captures us, and holds us hostage there, until the song ends. In the process, I believe David has given, to each of us, something that we haven’t found anywhere else.

It’s difficult to put into words what David’s music has meant to me. The following poem is as close as I could come.  It’s about the joy, the tears, the happiness, the reverence, and even the laughter that he evokes in me while he sings.

It’s about letting go and living, in that moment, in the music of the song.

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133 Responses to “In Sound’s Embrace”

  1. fewwords said

    This longtime lurker concurs 🙂

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  2. Abrra said

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    Abrra

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  3. Abrra said

    MT
    I just knew COS was going to be an inspiration for your writing. I never thought about it feeding the poet in you. I especially liked the last verse. When I first read the poem, I thought Angelica had found a famous poet’s work. You are famous in my book!

    Off topic, but from the last thread.
    I HAD to make a MGR of that lady checking out David at Nascar press conference!

    Abrra

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  4. Marylee said

    Good Morning ~ MT, your poem is absolutely beautiful. I have said from the very beginning that David takes me along wherever he goes in his song. That’s a first for me & the experience is life changing just as the feeling we carry with us when walking away from one of his concerts. Does he have any idea? I hope so.

    On a lighter note, Abrra..lol..your MGR *checking him out all over look*…so funny because I noticed it the first time I watched the video & tweeted about it. Seeing it in slo-mo is priceless! Did you see how she had to look away for a brief second, probably to collect her thoughts! Poor girl..another one bites the dust! 🙂

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  5. grammyj said

    I was happy to see this wonderful post this morning. It’s great to have something to comment on during this time when David is so quiet. Hopefully he is getting ready for great music to come. I can’t wait to hear him with his new band.

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  6. MT said

    #1 fewwords, so glad you liked the article enough to come out and say hello! Please do it more often. 🙂

    #3 Abrra: That’s quite a compliment. Thank you! And yes, I love COS!! It’s definitely inspirational in so many ways.

    And that MGR. I laughed so hard. First, that MUSIC!! hahha And second, OMG to be caught on tape giving that look! So glad it wasn’t me. LOLOL

    Marylee: “ …David takes me along wherever he goes in his song. That’s a first for me …” <–Me too.

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  7. archiesfan4life said

    MT – You said, “I believe David has given, to each of us, something that we haven’t found anywhere else.” This is so true and I think that something is very special to each of us.

    Your poem is so beautiful!

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  8. jana in Oregon said

    On Abrra’s MGR.. Way too funny.. What’s a girl to do when she is in the presence of David..;)

    MT:
    “With inspiration in it’s words
    Emotions felt but seldom heard
    Rise and stand to be addressed
    With every note a sweet caress”

    So beautiful, great job. I also love the picture you chose of David, so ethereal.

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  9. renaid said

    Beautiful, MT. This expresses exactly how David makes us feel when he sings. You have a great way with words.

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  10. skydancer1x said

    MT, I love the poem,all of it.Thank you for your article, it’s beautiful.

    this…
    “It’s a way of transporting us out of our daily lives and into the song with him. He captures us, and holds us hostage there, until the song ends. In the process, I believe David has given, to each of us, something that we haven’t found anywhere else.

    No one has ever reached the deepest recesses of my heart and soul through their music, the way David has.No one even comes close.

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  11. skydancer1x said

    Abrra, so funny! I love the music you put with that MGR!

    I thought of the theme for ‘JAWS ‘ when I first saw that whole video.dunt-dun, dunt-dun, dunt-dun,…haha

    Think she’s got a look like what David means, when he says “creepy”??

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  12. MT said

    Archiesfan4life, Jana, Renaid & Sky: Thanks so much for your kind words. David has reached something somewhere inside me with his music that no one else ever has. It is indeed something very special.

    And Jana, You should thank Angelica for those awsome pictures. She’s fabulous at choosing the right photos to go along with my articles. I never remember to send in photos. 😳 So, Thanks Angelica!! You’re awsome!

    Sky, your comment at #11 had me litterally laughing out loud.

    I’ve always heard that “Laughter is the best medicine.” If that’s true, all of you guys are going to keep me healthy. 😆

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  13. jana in Oregon said

    Well, thanks Angelica then! Great photo concept to go with a great piece! LOVE THE VOICE! 😉

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  14. ram said

    MT-Your poem is just beautiful and dead center on what it is about David that other singers do not seem to have. David shares his heart and dares to be vulnerable. Hooray for our courageous young man!

    The pics above pierce my heart. Thanks Angelica. You and MT have some serious skillz. 🙂

    Going back up to read and gaze for awhile. I will be lost in thought and sighing mucho (much). We have had some great articles and pics (sceencaps, etc. to die for) Thanks everyone.

    Had a blast in chat last night. Thanks to Djafan, Gladys, and all the other fun ladies. Hope to at least peep into chat tonight. Lots going on at my casa (house, home) so we’ll see.

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  15. sweetonDA said

    MT, I love your poem and every word is so true. He has us captivated doesn’t he. BTW, you are very talented yourself. Your poems are very inspiring.

    Abrra, I needed a good laugh and you furnished it with that MGR. Thanks so much.

    Angelica, always love your artistic twist in the photos you make to accompany these great articles. Such a talented bunch of writers and admins. Thanks to all for giving me a respite from crazy days of late.

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  16. bebereader said

    MT,

    Cool article! Loved the title too! “In Sound’s Embrace”; it really feels like David embraces us when he sings. He said in “Chords Of Strength” that he’s aware of the emotional connection he makes through his music. I hope he also knows how soothing his voice is and how good it makes us feel. I wish him an artist who does the same for him. There is nothing quite like it. Thank you for another one of your inspirational poems, too.

    “Music spreads and falls like rain to soothe our souls in sweet refrain…”

    Yes, it does.

    The Man tweeted:

    Happy birthday to my mom today!!! Going back home to celebrate with her and make sure she has an awesome birthday. 2 hours ago

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  17. collegemom said

    Just HAD to delurk – Abrra – I was laughing out loud so hard at that MGR that my husband called out from downstairs to ask what was so funny! That is great!

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  18. emmegirl said

    Great article MT. Your verse is amazing, and describes so beautifully how his music affects us. Adding this lovely piece to my dja collection.

    Ram, “David shares his heart and dares to be vulnerable.”

    Abrra, lol! Noticed that right away too – it started kind of like shock and awe, then moved on to the assessment, which was interrupted by a startling jolt back to consciousness…trying to collect oneself – the look away, scratch of the upper lip, clothing adjustment – a quick spruce-up (hair from back to over the shoulder) wrapped up with a feigned attempt at indifference.

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  19. Abrra said

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    http://www.livestream.com/thevoiceunplugged

    Abrra

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  20. Abrra said

    I made that Nascar video as a public service LOL Makes me smile if you all smile with me.

    Abrra

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  21. MT said

    Abrra, We’re all smiling with you. 🙂

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  22. Marylee said

    Abrra~ I’m STILL smiling!!! lol

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  23. emmegirl said

    Ditto.

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  24. bebereader said

    Abrra I love your video.
    I want to name it “Busted!”, so I will! LOL

    Interesting tweets I saw from Archuleta FanScene:

    “We hear David’s new band is really something special! He’s picked some extremely talented musicians. Can’t wait until he introduces them! :)”

    “We hear they’re jazz musicians with fantastic improvisational skills…the word “prodigies” was mentioned”… 😀 8 minutes ago via web

    @janey79@FanScene lol. Deets?
    24 minutes ago

    @FanScene@janey79 That’s all we’ve got for now! 😉
    less than 20 seconds

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  25. emmegirl said

    bebe, is this true….David with jazz musicians? What has he done! This could be the end..I will never recover.

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  26. gladys said

    *3* abrra, my big fear has been exposed, I think the lady in the video was me !!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’ve been discovered !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    my eyes look like two fried eggs, and that half-smile !!!!!!!!!!
    I am relieved that this kind of looks you can not read yet.

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  27. djafan said

    MT,

    “I believe David has given, to each of us, something that we haven’t found anywhere else.”

    This really made me think about how I found David but the more I think about he found me and I’ve hung on tightly to my own surprise.

    Beautifully written MT. I agree with Abrra your poetry should be in books.

    Troubles fade while hearts do sing
    With music’s touch a tangible thing
    A moment free, a touch of grace
    While time stands still in sound’s embrace

    Thank you MT! ♥

    Abrra, you sure captured the look 🙂

    Can’t wait to hear what David is cooking up with this new band of his!

    Chat in Espanol was a blast last night, nice to have you join in Ram.

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  28. djafan said

    Angelica,

    The pictures are exquisite.

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  29. bebereader said

    Oh man I’m getting all kinds of flashes about the possibility of the new jazzy sound of David and his new band. Why do the words “Be afraid, be very afraid” keep resonating in my head? LOL

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  30. Blueberry Ice said

    MT; … How lucky we are to have your beautiful words to perfectly capture what all of us feel …

    “While time stands still in sound’s embrace” … -> yes, how else can I explain why I’m up at such ungodly hours glued to the computer without realizing what time it is? Sometimes, I feel a little guilty when escaping into this magical world of David, enveloped by the velvety pureness of his voice, feeling that emotional connection to the story of the song that he wants us to capture … caught in such a good place that I don’t ever want to leave …

    Abrra; # 3 video; … Oh my, I couldn’t stop laughing but then it dawned on me that I never caught her look because I was too busy fixated on the man myself … Yikes, I’m so busted too! lol

    Skydancer 1x; #10 … “No one has ever reached the deepest recesses of my heart and soul through their music, the way David has. No one even comes close.” … Well said … the feeling is mutual!

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  31. betsy said

    Beautiful, MT. Just the title of this alone is beautiful. “Sound’s embrace.”

    “It’s about letting go and living, in that moment, in the music of the song.”
    Yep. Doing that right now.
    Have a good day everyone.

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  32. cassidy said

    David has a way of taking his audience on a journey when he sings. I saw him in Salt Lake City, Utah during his CFTH tour. He was just an 18 year old almost 19 in a week boy but when he got onstage and sang he turned into a spiritual giant! He was amazing!!

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  33. Abrra said

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    Abrra

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  34. MT said

    Thanks for all of your comments, guys. ♥ It’s nice to have a place to share these thoughts with others who understand and feel the same.

    24 Bebe: Those tweets spark my imagination as to what wonderful “stuff” we’ll hear next from him. Lol With David there is no end to the possibilities. 🙂 Can’t wait to find out!

    Abrra: Thanks for chat last night. I always look forward to it and always enjoy it.

    32. Cassidy: “David has a way of taking his audience on a journey when he sings.” << yes he does

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  35. bebereader said

    If you haven’t joined us yet in The Voice Unplugged on Saturday nights, you’re missing out and we’re missing you. The only help for ODD is to share it and that’s exactly what we do there, last night included and it was so much fun as always. It’s one thing getting to know each other here but chatting in real time gives fandom a whole new dimension. There are a lot of laughs and spazzing plus the music is really good, too! *wink*

    Here’s a new/old pic just posted on Twitter, from the CFTH tour.

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    http://david-daily.com/gallery/displayimage.php?album=261&pid=12348#top_display_media

    Welcome to Cassidy!

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  36. emmegirl said

    Thanks for the link bebe, hadn’t seen some of those. Like the b/w one.

    I still have problems streaming the video on Unplugged. My computer has everything it needs to handle it, think it is just the DSL. I pop in on occasion thinking I will give it a go again but it is tough to join in the conversation when I don’t see what everyone else is seeing. I just updated Firefox this morning, maybe it will help. I would love to join the party, it always looks like so much fun!

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  37. davidstopsmyaging said

    MT—-Wow, what a wonderful way you have with words. I am trying to figure out which part I like best, but I can’t because it all just hits me. You have described what David does with his voice so spot on—-it’s almost haunting!! Your words make me crave hearing him sing—-I can’t wait until his new “debut”. I keep thinking….”is it now?”……”is it this week?”……”maybe it’s tomorrow”……”maybe he’ll hit us with an amazing tour itinerary by Friday”…….I’m going crazy waiting, but the anticipation just keeps me hangin’ on!

    I always miss joining in on the Voice Unplugged…..it seems my husband always has something planned, and because I live in CA, by the time I get home it’s so late, and I’m bummed! The one time I was able to join in was so fun, and very addicting.

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  38. stenocruiser said

    MT — Beautiful article and amazingly heartfelt poem. I’m so thankful it is all in bold print, hence readable with my post-cataract surgery eyes (all went well btw). Seems Unplugged was fun as usual last night — I popped in a couple of times but knew I wouldn’t be able to contribute anything except a plethora of typos. I’m looking forward to being there next time though.

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  39. collegemom said

    I live in Calif too Davidstopsmyaging and everyone is just getting going in the chat when I am eating dinner, etc. I peek in sometimes but hate saying one or two sentences and then leaving and popping in and out so I tend to lurk!

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  40. MT said

    DSTMA, here’s hoping we get a vlog soon with a clue or two from David as to what’s coming. Hmmm … he could do it from band rehearsal! Hint Hint Daaaviiid. And a little snippet of rehearsal would be just lovely. ♥

    Steno, So glad to hear you’re recovering nicely from your surgery.

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  41. Jan said

    I was lurking last night and it was so much fun. Was about to join in and my daughter showed up after work, so just gave up. Want to say that I’m a memeber of your 5′ tall club! lol I’m 5′! Oh, and I’d like at least one of his hands!! haha I’ll share.

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  42. betsy said

    Emmegirl, I hope that this latest update allows you to chat. We had so much fun the last time you were there!

    And yaaay – new friends, fewwords and Cssidy. 🙂

    This day is beyond beautiful. 80 and sunny. The snowbanks are finally gone. 🙂

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  43. MT said

    I almost forgot to find this. It’s the video I mentioned in chat last night. It “You Can.” It’s fro DJBell13. It’s a little shaky at first, but it gets really good about 1:05. If he’s not flirting here, then I don’t know what he’s doing. lol

    http://www.youtube.com/watchv=iP6_Oxa7ECU

    I hope the link works.

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  44. MT said

    Hmm … The link just drops off. Oh well, sorry guys. I tried.

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  45. betsy said

    I think this is the best STR. And it was only a soundcheck. He was enjoying himself. This was when mass amounts of people gravitated toward the pavillion.

    Vortex.

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  46. betsy said

    I can’t help it. It’s not even the full song and normally I don’t care for partial videos. But. It is so clear and he is singing so beautifully that I can’t take it. Kudos to missCHIA for standing in front of 20k people and capturing this.

    spam what? 🙂

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  47. betsy said

    MT – let me try. I know this video well. 🙂
    p.s. Good call.

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  48. MT said

    Betsy, that’s it!! Thank you!! 😀
    It’s one of my all time favs.

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  49. betsy said

    MT – It has always been a fave of mine too! (thnaks again djbell)

    Sneaky flirt.

    This vortex ain’t goin’ awaaay-aayy-aaayy-ayyyyy.

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  50. betsy said

    No words for the moment at 2:31. Painfully beautiful.

    I’m done now.

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  51. Dakgal said

    MT—Lilacs are purple
    And tulips can be too
    I wish I could write poetry
    As awesome as you

    See! If it wasn’t for the little ” Roses are Red” poem to follow –I couldn’t write poetry at all. Yours are amazing.

    This—“It’s about letting go and living, in that moment, in the music of the song.”

    Is that why after watching a video of any song I discover that my mouth is hanging open and really can’t remember breathing –I get lost in the music of the song. And of course the deliveryman.

    Sorry I had to run off out of chat last night–son and wife visiting from Minn. They wanted me to stay in chat, but I didn’t feel that was right. There’s always next Sat. Woot! Woot!

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  52. Katheryn said

    IMPORTANT: MUSIQTONE POLL HAS BEEN EXTENDED

    Just dropping by to let you know that Musiqtone has extended the Video of the Week poll until 11:59 p.m. ET on April 15th. You can continue to put in 50 votes every 12 hours until then.

    Thanks!

    http://musiqtone.com/index.php

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  53. bebereader said

    Steno,

    We’ve been missing you in chat. Glad to hear all went well with your surgery. Take your time; we’re here for you. ❤

    Jan,

    That was weird last night when we all realized we are around the same height. Oh, except Emifriend, who said she's taller.

    Davidstopsmyaging, Emmegirl, Collegemom, Dakgal Hope to see you all next Saturday night.

    Betsy,

    Love the videos! Here's one more. I wanted to introduce some Bon Jovi friends to the most beautiful sound in the universe, so I sent them this link:

    Katheryn,

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    and thanks for the link!

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  54. Tawna21 said

    MT–I love your poem and the thoughts that it revs up in me. I can’t even begin to pick a favorite phrase because they all work my head and my heart at the same pace. You are just too good, girl, with this poetry business. Definitely keep it up and keep them coming!! 😛
    This is perfect!–> “It’s a way of transporting us out of our daily lives and into the song with him. He captures us, and holds us hostage there, until the song ends. In the process, I believe David has given, to each of us, something that we haven’t found anywhere else.”!

    I missed chat again last night–dang it! We spent the day at a Little League State Wrestling Tournament (2nd grader grandson placed second in his age and weight division–grandpa & grandma are pretty proud of him). Then we spent the evening setting up a new Bose Wave audio system. I am in love! It took one song for my hubby to be very convinced that it was a worthwhile purchase. I’m hoping this next Sat. night I can be there, I miss it!

    Abrra–your cah-razee MGR cracked me up! I’m thinking you should have put that part in where she is adjusting and then checking out her shirt. That has made me laugh since day one. That sly woman has been busted in a serious way!:lol:

    Tawna

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  55. djafan said

    Hello all! And a huge WELCOME to the new posters!!!!

    I wish we had video of Stomping The Roses from The Grove, he was beyond unbelievable the entire night.

    MT and Betsy,

    You guys got me going, this is one of my fav You Can’s. I think Betsy saw this live?

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  56. djafan said

    Oh and I can’t leave this one out 🙂

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  57. MT said

    Dak: “Is that why after watching a video of any song I discover that my mouth is hanging open and really can’t remember breathing?” I think so, and you’re not alone there either. haha

    Tawna: “It’s a way of transporting us out of our daily lives” << When I listen to him sing, for a while, the world and the worries just melt away.

    Betsy & Bebe: thanks for those videos. Each time I listen to David's songs, I am amazed all over again at how skillfully he works his magic.

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  58. djafan said

    @MarlizZzle

    April 9, 2011

    My brother & The Salvation Army officers were on the same flight as @DavidArchie So cool 🙂 @DensDad

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  59. betsy said

    Dja, If only there hadn’t been such a stringent ban on recording that night at the Grove.
    And yes, #55 – that was my first David concert. ♥ I thought he was going to tip backwards off the stool during You Can.
    Thanks for posting the new picture. I love seeing new ones.

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  60. betsy said

    And Bebe that Fields of Gold.
    It hurts.

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  61. betsy said

    I only thought I was done.
    Little did I know.

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  62. bebereader said

    Dja,

    Thanks for the new pic! Everyone wants to take a pic with David. Can’t say I blame them. 😉

    Betsy,

    It’s so clear from that performance of “Let It Be” that David is a cut above the rest and outshines everyone else on stage, but at the same time he’s so careful not to steal their thunder. Sorry, David. I know you didn’t mean to steal it but, it’s your’s!

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  63. betsy said

    Bebe,
    Yes.
    First of all, he doesn’t even have to open his mouth. All eyes go to him immediately.
    Then – he opens his mouth. And he’s the only singer on that stage.

    Exhibit A
    (or, like exhibit j, lol)check out the end – 2:54 – 3:00.

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  64. Angelica said

    I have to throw in my own personal favorite You Can as long as we’re sharing. I love it because of how his eyes glitter with such fiery emotion the whole time and the little smile and wave after he nails the glory note. lol.

    MT,

    Your poem is beautiful…

    “A moment free, a touch of grace,
    While time stands still, in sounds embrace.”

    Your prose is too…

    “He captures us, and holds us hostage there, until the song ends.”

    Thank you for sharing your gift for putting feelings into words. I tried to fit the pictures and design of the layout to match your beautiful prose and poetry. Hope I did it justice. I feel honored to have you and all the other wonderful staff writers for The Voice with us.

    Photobucket new posters!

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  65. kaycee said

    Wonderful post, MT. I have often pondered what it is about David’s gift of musical expression that strikes me so powerfully. There are many artists I have enjoyed, many beautiful voices, many beautiful people, and really good people too…and yet, they have never touched me like David. Like so many have said about American Idol (and I have been a fan for many years), it’s almost disappointing to watch after being so drawn into Season 7, and not feel that connection to anyone…even though there is a great deal of talent there. At the same time, I have also pondered why it is that many people don’t feel that connection with David and his music that is so powerful for so many of us. Oh, what they miss.

    Angelica–beautiful photos

    Abbra–hilarious MGR!

    Interesting and exciting tweets regarding the new band–can’t wait to hear more!

    Betsy, Bebe, Djafan, and Angelica–awesome video choices, makes me anxious to see our guy out there doing his thing again!

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  66. poof said

    Kaycee, I have had the same conversation with myself. I think most of us that read this each day, do.

    I have a little bit of insight into the non-connectors, because I was sort of one of them while David was on American Idol. I Loved his voice and thought he was a cutie, his songs touched me and he was my absolute favorite. This is Not how I feel about David today. It was after watching many of his interviews that it all changed for me. I used to think David touches my soul when he sings. Now it feels more like David Shares His soul with me. All that he is, the goodness, the beauty, the kindness, I hear it in every note, and it feels like it is directed straight at me. Most listeners only hear the notes, we hear his heart.

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  67. Fiona said

    Wow, so many amazing goodies here I don’t know where to start! I was away for the weekend so trying to catch up! This is such a wonderful site! Beautiful poem MT and Abrra, that MGR!!!! So funny! Thanks for everything you all do to make this such a wonderful place to visit.

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  68. djafan said

    David must be on the move, early tweets today!

    # DavidArchie

    Had a really great weekend spending time with my mom! Thanks for the birthday wishes all of you sent to her! She’s a superwoman about 2 hours ago via web Retweeted by you and 100+ others

    # DavidArchie

    Sorry didn’t mean to be tacky RTing something I’ve said. It’s just really similar to what I’ve been thinking about lately lol about 2 hours ago via web Retweeted by you and 100+ others

    # DavidArchie

    RT @WeSupportArchie: “Things never happen exactly how you think they will.” -@DavidArchie, Chords of Strength about 2 hours ago via web Retweeted by you and 100+ others

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  69. djafan said

    This tweet from Kari to Andrea 🙂

    kariontour

    @andrea_1234 why a sad face? #davidarchietour2011 David is doing things this year. You will see him. about 3 hours ago via ÜberSocial in reply to andrea_1234

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  70. skydancer1x said

    Betsy,Dja,Bebe,Angelica! holy cow!
    you guys were on a roll with these videos, they are all so amazing, each performance. I feel like I have been to the candy store,lots of treats here, can’t decide, can’t pick one.. think I will just take them all!

    65.kaycee… “it’s almost disappointing to watch after being so drawn into Season 7, and not feel that connection to anyone…even though there is a great deal of talent there.”
    when David was on the show, I was glued to that tv set every week! and the wait between Tuesdays, was torture. Now, I am just a casual fan of AI. For me, David has redefined what musical talent really is.

    Poof…”Now it feels more like David Shares His soul with me. All that he is, the goodness, the beauty, the kindness, I hear it in every note, and it feels like it is directed straight at me. Most listeners only hear the notes, we hear his heart.”
    Love what you said, and how you put it!

    67. Fi…I am waving atcha!:))

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  71. MT said

    Wow, all of you were on a roll last night!

    Betsy: “I only thought I was done.
    Little did I know.” haha Happens to us all the time. We just can’t get enough.

    Kaycee: These videos are a perfect example of why AI isn’t working for me. The way David builds a song, then pulls back, and draws us in.

    Those guys just don’t reel their audience in the way David does. He should be coaching these contestants. He could definitely teach them a thing or two about music. It’s not all about an explosion of sound, it’s just as much about the tender heartfelt moments in between.

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  72. skydancer1x said

    MT, hows about this? David….schoolin’:)

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  73. MT said

    Oh, Abrra, I did check out Nilsson and it DO remember those songs, and his voice. It really takes me back. Thanks for the stroll down memory lane. 🙂

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  74. MT said

    dang typos, that would be “I DO remember” lol

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  75. djafan said

    This tweet from @JamilaC !

    Planning out celebrity interviews for the week. First up @DavidArchie on WMDT -TV if your in DelMarVa tune in Wed morning! Deets 2 come about 4 hours ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®

    Skydancer, now that is a killer one.

    I was thinking we might be getting a little more of this with the multilingual David Archuleta band. I named them the other night in chat btw, David Archuleta and The Fusion, you know fusion of sounds, nevermind 🙂

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  76. djafan said

    MT while listening to all these videos and that unbelievable voice it brought me back to your words.

    “A sound so sweet and yet so forlorn
    In purest sound, the music starts
    We listen close and feels its heart”

    We feel his heart♥

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  77. skydancer1x said

    75.MT oooh love that mgr.flirt alert right there
    Mr. Sassy! @##$%$#!
    ohhh waiter,♫ I’ll have what he’s having!

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  78. Fiona said

    Sky #70, waving back!!! 🙂 🙂

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  79. djafan said

    Hello Fi, Poof, MT, Sky and Kaycee!!!

    Here’s the full song with the beginning…can’t wait for David improvisations!

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  80. betsy said

    Those videos, Skydancer and Dja ♥
    Here’s another

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  81. Suzy-Q said

    MT, Beautiful poetry!! I love it when such talented people share. Especially, poetry about David and how he affects his fans. I really thought that this poem was written by a famous poet a long time ago. So happy that it is current about David. He truly inspires. Amazing!!!!

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  82. skydancer1x said

    80. EEEEEEK! eeek! I saw that Dallas show!…(Demi/David). I remember watching him on the big screen, wishing I had a pair of binoculars in my purse,haha.thanks Betsy!♥

    Dja, I can’t wait for more improvisations too/either/also! Maybe because he was so shy a boy,who loved music he “sing speaks”
    his voice talks for him, in a musical way. NOW with what he wants to say. then, said what he couldn’t say.
    Like when he wails, he transfers so beautifully the pain or despair in a lyric, or even a single word. Or like the beginning of WFM in Reno, he so brilliantly is saying “this is sassy fun and feel good’, about me. He is just so genius.
    Ronald Reagan was labeled ‘the Great Communicator’ of spoken words,to me David is The Great Communicator of Song. We are one happy bunch here, because we have found IT , we know IT, we feel ITS grace.♥
    (Just rambling random thoughts here, don’t mind me)He is just the bestest evahh!

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  83. MT said

    72. Sky: David Schoolin’, yes indeed!!
    77. Sky: “Flirt Alert! Mr. Sassy! @##$%$#! ohhh waiter,♫ I’ll have what he’s having!” << I got the best laugh from that. haha

    75. DJA, girl you are not playing fair right there. lol And yeah, a little more of that would "work for me" too!

    Angelica, thanks so much!! And yes, your artwork is always right on point. I love the water/water effects, demonstrating how his voice just washes over us in waves. Beautiful♥

    As for Kari's tweet about seeing him, do ya'll think we could get her to expand on that? Would LOVE to know more!

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  84. MT said

    Haha Dak, love your version of Roses are Red.

    Susy-Q Awww, thanks! 😳

    62. Bebe: “at the same time he’s so careful not to steal their thunder. Sorry, David. I know you didn’t mean to steal it but, it’s your’s!” So True! I love those videos of him with Brooke, Michael and Benton, everything about them.

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  85. betsy said


    New Picture!

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    caption: Last Friday we had David Archuleta at Pantrucas. He came with family members celebrating her mom (Lupe) birthday. Thanks Lupe, David and family; it was very nice to have you with us. You are a very humble and nice people. You truly honor us with your presence. Good luck to all of you!!!

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  86. bebereader said

    Betsy,

    ^&*((())(&U^^!!! Great pic!

    Looks like the owners of Pantrucas can’t keep their hands off David!!

    Here’s another pic that surfaced:

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    Caption Added: El pasado Sabado tuvimos el placer de tener con nosotros a David Archuleta celebrando el cumpleaños de su mama Lupita. Gracias Lupe, David y familia por habernos dado el honor de venir a nuestro restaurant. Son ustedes gente muy linda y humilde de corazon que merecen todo el exito en esta vida. Gracia otra vez y que Dios les acompañe siempre!

    I used Google Translator to get this translation:

    Last Saturday we were pleased to have with us David Archuleta celebrating the birthday of his mother Lupe. Thanks Lupe, David and family for giving us the honor of coming to our restaurant. You people are very nice and humble of heart who deserve all the success in this life. Thanks again and may God be with you forever!

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  87. skydancer1x said

    85.thanks Betsy! they look like nice people too don’t they.They have their new fan faces on, and she just wants to squeeze him. cute pic

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  88. betsy said

    Hahaah The picture were taken in two different places in the restaurant, but her hands are the same in both pictures!

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  89. emmegirl said

    88 Betsy, lol!

    87 Skydances, “new fan faces”, lol. They look alot like the old fan faces!

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  90. bebereader said

    I added a caption for the pic in comment#86.

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  91. FG said

    MT, your poem is so very beautiful and touching. Thank you. It is so hard to put our feelings into words, but you did it so sweetly.

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  92. kaycee said

    Just saw a commercial for Stadium of Fire this morning while getting ready for work! Unfortunately, all the clips of David were from the Crush music video, but it was still exciting to see the build up starting. The big sign in Provo, however, has a pic from TOSOD.

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  93. FG said

    #72 that My Hands is killer. David gives everything he has everytime he sings, no matter when, where, size of audience, type of song. He is the hardest working and most grateful singer on the planet. I love him with every tiny speck of me. Gah.

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  94. FG said

    Since you’re posting some of your faves here, I have to show you one of mine. This video/song/vocals/movements, all of it. PERFECTION.

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  95. Angelica said

    This has been often on my mind since this tweet came to my phone yesterday…

    RT @WeSupportArchie: “Things never happen exactly how you think they will.” -@DavidArchie, Chords of Strength 1 day ago

    It struck me as strange that he would retweet someones’s quote of his words and the content had me wondering too. Right away it was followed by this tweet…

    Sorry didn’t mean to be tacky RTing something I’ve said. It’s just really similar to what I’ve been thinking about lately lol

    It just made me kind of sad that he might be feeling bad about how things are going. That it would hit him with such force as to retweet that and then apologize that he did it but that it’s been a lot on his mind lately. He looks happy at his mom’s birthday dinner later that day. I guess we all have moments when we wish things had turned out better but that’s life. I know things are going to work out fine but I guess I just want him to be happy and have no regrets and no problems or worries or obstacles. But that would mean no growth. lol.

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  96. MT said

    #94: FG: “This video/song/vocals/movements, all of it. PERFECTION” I totally agree. I don’t understand a word of it and it doesn’t even matter. What he does with his voice in that song is just beyond gorgeous.

    #95 Angelica, I know how you feel. It saddens me too that things haven’t worked out the way David hoped they would. Especially with TOSOD. The fact that he appears to view this as only a temporary set back speaks volumes about his determination and his love of music.

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  97. MT said

    #72 Sky. About that video you posted of “My Hands. I’m going to admit something here that I hope won’t sound too strange.

    I was watching all the videos posted and when I got to that one, I was half way through it before I realized it was acoustic. It’s like I seem to hear only David’s voice most of the time, like David’s voice carries the music/melody with it and I don’t need the rest.

    Ok, now tell me, is it just me? Am I the only one?

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  98. kaycee said

    VLOG. Please.

    P.S. MT, you’re not the only one.

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  99. Lynnella said

    #95 Angelica, Maybe he just meant things have taken a different turn, and he didn’t expect to be in charge and picking his own band. He sounded excited about that. I don’t think he’s necessarily sad about it, just surprised. I remember in an interview, someone asked where he thought he would be 10 years down the road. He said I have no idea. You can’t plan, because things don’t go the way you plan. I doubt that he thinks it’s a bad thing, as positive as he always is. Whatever happens, he will make something good out of it. He’s the original lemonade maker.

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  100. Nita said

    95 Angelica I feel sad also from David’s rt. It broke my heart of why it was necessary for him to apologize when there nothing wrong to his first tweet. I don’t understand why some seems to be negative on tweeter. I ache for David if things are not going the way it should be for him. I hope he is not feeling pressured by us wanting to see him tour. I can wait when he is good and ready. He deserve a break if that what he need to build a solid foundation for his future and have successful music career. He is young and multi talented and he got lots of years to create great music for all of us to enjoy.

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  101. Angelica said

    MT, Lynnella & Nita,

    I know it’s just one of those things we all sometimes do especially when there’s a drought and no tour/performances to focus on. The least little thing is brooded over. I went outside and got my flower bed ready for lemon yellow marigolds and cut the dead palms from my banana tree. I’m good and I know he’s fine. 🙂
    Thanks for listening. 😀

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  102. Amb4dja said

    Hi guys..
    MT #97 You are not the only one.
    Re: hearing/needing only David’s voice…another thing I love about his records…all his own background vocals…he’s the best one to back his own vocals since he has so many notes and runs it’d be a shame to waste them all. 🙂

    Angelica #95 Aw. I would feel bad if that were the case…but…I, (a natural worrier sometimes), actually saw that tweet more like Lynnella says in #99…I felt like he was upbeat and just saying you expect things to go one way and they evolve and come to fruition in ways you’d never imagined…like he was pleasantly surprised.
    Heck…he can be talking about ANYthing…maybe not even career-wise! I love Lynella’s comment…he sure is the “original lemonade maker.”

    FG #94…oooohhh. That was the my last David concert, (this drought can’t end fast enuf for me!)…
    I was over the moon (as usual) especially that night, first time I was so close, 4th row…and felt like I was living in the music with David all night. Riu Riu Chiu was hauntingly mesmerizing…I was enveloped in it and transported. That gave me chills and then SN and Ave Maria brought me to tears. Tks to DJbell for those videos!
    I loved that concert…I still recall walking out of the theater was like walking out of a musical spell. LOL..Magic Man.

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  103. Nita said

    102 Amb4dja Me too I love David doing his own background vocal. I was very impressed the first time I heard him do it on his first single “Crush”. Normally all artist have their own background singers. David is the first one I heard and I hope he keeps doing it because he harmonize really awesome. Wow 4th row that’s awesome! I saw him in Waukegan Illinois, Silent Night and Ave Maria was perfection. I had my eyes close and in tears listening to his heartfelt singing and I can feel his heart transporting his emotion into my heart.

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  104. Abrra said

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    Abrra

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  105. kaycee said

    Lynnella #99 “He’s the original lemonade maker.” No truer statement! TOSOD is absolutely full to the brim of lemonade!…full to overflowing! I truly can’t help feeling better about life while listening to “Mr. Lemonade.” Maybe that’s one of the reasons we miss him.

    Amb4dja…sign me up for the “vocal background fan club” as well!

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  106. Amb4dja said

    Nita #103 “listening to his heartfelt singing and I can feel his heart transporting his emotion into my heart”..yes..that is the mystical gift he has…beyond all his technical skill. I don’t know how it happens, obviously other singers feel what they are singing too…but David taps into a chord in all our hearts, maybe by being so present in his own. I dunno…I could ramble to find words forever and not express it well…it remains a delicious mystery to me…but I sure know it when I feel it.

    Also your #100 post…even though I said the drought can’t be over soon enough…it’s just my way of saying that CFTH concert was too long ago (tho’ the memory is always vivid)…but I agree with your post…
    I too can wait until, as you say, “David is good and ready.” I think in this phase he may need space, freedom, time to evolve. I am loving that he is also just “livin’ life”…and doing his thing.

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  107. Amb4dja said

    Kaycee & Nita…it’s like layers upon layers of David vocals!! Like at the end of SBL, and all throughout many of all his songs. It’s sometimes where some of the interesting stuff happens…like they are all his improvs. He’s the only singer where I get as hooked on the background harmonies as much as the melody line! I’ve noticed live he’ll sometimes sing the harmony, or background riffs, while the band will take the melody line…he switches back and forth.

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  108. emmegirl said

    amb4dja, “He’s the only singer where I get as hooked on the background harmonies as much as the melody line!”…yeeesssss! I have thought so many times it would be amazing if the band could sing the melody for an entire song and him just let ‘er rip with backup vocals!

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  109. betsy said

    Amb, Nita, Kaycee and Emme – I, too, love his background vocals. The best example of this (that I can think of) is his song Complain. He harmonizes with himself in such a rich, complex way – to think I didn’t catch this at first. It’s genius.
    Gah – listening right now.

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  110. poof said

    Not to get too specific or anything,,,,,, but I just love the riff,,riff?,,, well what ever he is doing in Look Around at 2:35. He is quite amazing I am thinkin’.

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  111. Nita said

    104 Abbra Thank you. You guys make me feel at home here.

    amb4dja,kaycee,betsy,poof, emmegirl yes! let it riff like the way he did the Elevator on Z100.

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  112. Tawna21 said

    Angelica #95–“It just made me kind of sad that he might be feeling bad about how things are going. That it would hit him with such force as to retweet that and then apologize that he did it but that it’s been a lot on his mind lately. He looks happy at his mom’s birthday dinner later that day. I guess we all have moments when we wish things had turned out better but that’s life. I know things are going to work out fine but I guess I just want him to be happy and have no regrets and no problems or worries or obstacles. But that would mean no growth. lol.”

    I felt like this, also, when I read the tweets.{sigh} But, if anyone can paint over a gray world and cut the ribbon as it starts to fray, David can and will. That’s why we all love him–he shows us the beauty in the gray world. 🙂

    Tawna

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  113. grammyj said

    David “the original lemonade maker” seems to be having the time of his life now – snowboarding, indoor rock climbing, riding on a blimp, trip to India,NASCAR races, selecting his own band, etc. He doesn’t seem sad to me.

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  114. emmegirl said

    Betsy, Complain, you read my mind!

    poof, “He is quite amazing I am thinkin'” 🙂
    (the smiley face is nodding)

    Nita, that Elevator is his best, imho!

    A work schedule change has altered my time here a bit(I get cranky when life gets in the way of my DavidWorld), and I sure have missed you guys.

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  115. MT said

    Emmegirl, YES to your whole comment. The background vocals are outstanding! and let er’ rip? Oh yeah.

    Nita, that Z100 Elevator was out of this world, good! I don’t know many times I watched that one.

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  116. Nita said

    MT me too I watched the Elevator so much. He was so pump and letting it riff. Just imagine if he does that live for us to enjoy, we are goner and we will need ambulance on the side.

    Thanks you for such an awesome post and thanks for sharing your amazing poem. It describe so much the artist we all love, admire and respect.

    Good night everyone.

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  117. djafan said

    Talking about background vocals these ones slay me.

    The Day After Tomorrow.

    Goodnight Nita!

    Emmegirl, wondered where’d you’ve been, hope your schedule works out, we need our David time!

    Amb4dja, This is expressed beautifully ♥

    “David taps into a chord in all our hearts, maybe by being so present in his own. I dunno…I could ramble to find words forever and not express it well…it remains a delicious mystery to me…but I sure know it when I feel it.”

    Tawna,

    “That’s why we all love him–he shows us the beauty in the gray world. :)”

    This is so true, I wonder if he knows the extent of this.

    Grammyj,

    “David “the original lemonade maker” seems to be having the time of his life now”

    He could give lessons on lemonade making 🙂

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  118. Lynnella said

    #103 Nita – I also love his voice doing backgrounds and harmonies. I love Who I Am. Toward the end where he sings “leave it all behind me, no one’s gonna find me”, it’s like the harmonies are woven together in a round. I can picture that as a video with several Davids in the cab singing together. In a way, I think that song represents where he is in his life. He’s exploring the different “languages” to see which he wants to speak next. If the rumor about the jazz musicians is true, I can only imagine the hamonies with the jazz runs he could do. He is without a doubt, IMHO, the most talented vocalist alive today. When he fully matures and reaches his full potential, I hope I’m still around to hear it. I think that’s why we continue to read and hear his name cropping up when people speak of excellence on the Idol stage. His name comes up way more than even the past Idol winners, when citing examples for this year’s contestants to model themselves after. He is excellence personified.

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  119. djafan said

    Everyone up bright and early! David interview!

    from Duffy’s Hope: @davidarchie will be doing a SKYPE interview on WBOC Channel 6 tomorrow morning (6:00A EST).

    http://www.wboc.com/

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  120. jackryan4DA said

    Hi guys, I just completed uploading my treasure trove of LIVE footage, RECAP videos/news, BTS and audio slideshows of David’s UT Homecoming. There are 42 HD/HQ videos in this playlist — [http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=5904F736626C1A2B]

    You may want to check am out cos there are plenty of videos there that have not been uploaded before and a whole lot not available online anymore. There are lots of screen-cap worthy footage as well, promise!

    Perfect for a newbie archie and timely for those still completing their video collection on David 🙂 Yes ABRRA you may find some videos here you may want to put up for your Unplugged sessions 🙂

    For a quick reference, I also created the AI Utah Homecoming Page at TDC,
    http://www.thedavidchronicles.com/2008/05/das-day-ai-utah-homecoming-09-may-2008/

    Enjoy!

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  121. Tawna21 said

    dja #119—hoping that it gets recorded and youtubed by someone— 4:00am is seriously early for me to be looking at the computer, and if David is in Cali, he’s looking at 3:00am–would they really do that to him(?)

    Tawna

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  122. Angelica said

    He tweets!!!

    “Time for rehearsing again and my voice is back this time!”

    At this time of night? Guess it will be a 2 am-er again. lol

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  123. jackryan4DA said

    His voice is back – SIGH!

    i.
    miss.
    David…

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  124. djafan said

    David’s new keyboardist!

    found these tweets

    @MarkNilanJr

    Had a great strings session today for Raquel’s upcoming record… now off to rehearsal with David Archuleta… and #GLEE early tmrw morning! 31 minutes ago via web

    Proud to say I will be the new keyboard player with David Archuleta. I’ll keep you posted with tour dates, etc! 8:17 AM Apr 2nd via Twitter for iPhone

    http://www.marknilanjr.com/live/

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  125. djafan said

    JR!

    Thank you!

    Tawna, just realized the time, crazy early!

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  126. Angelica said

    New post!

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  127. jackryan4DA said

    DJAFAN – “Proud to say I will be the new keyboard player with David Archuleta. I’ll keep you posted with tour dates, etc!

    TOUR DATES! The new keyboardist spilled. TOUR DATES!!

    Ok, am a bit calmer now. Cos you know… it’s not as if can go there easily and see him on tour – altho a little birdie told me that we should be bracing for DALIM 3.0 – SHHHHHH! Don’t tell others I said so, hehe 😉

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  128. skydancer1x said

    124. Dja! WOW! thats some news!
    Love what I just read about him, don’t you?
    Makes me so excited!eeeek!!!

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  129. kaycee said

    Oooh, lovin’ those tweets! The new keyboard player actually said the “t” word? Hmmmmmm…

    I have loved the background vocal discussion. Some of my absolute favorite parts of his songs are the background vocals. So often towards the end of his songs, he just lets go and goes for it. (Stomping the Roses is one fine example!)

    I also love the way he changes up each song he sings…and every time he sings it. I remember back…way back…when he recorded “Let’s Talk About Love” for Build-A-Bear. I was quite surprised and impressed at how he was able to take that simple little song and make it his own. And he has just improved more and more over time (Hello Z100 Elevator). Every time he sang “My Hands” on tour, I couldn’t wait for the videos, to see what he did with the song that night.

    PS And David, we wouldn’t mind a vlog from rehearsal tonight!

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  130. djafan said

    Drummer!!!!

    Steven J. Robinson

    http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-J-Robinson/1578400912

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  131. djafan said

    JR…DALIM????

    Please spell out for me!!!

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  132. MT said

    DJA she might mean: David Archuleta Live In Manilla? The initials fit.

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  133. djafan said

    Thank you MT, makes sense and sounds great!

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