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

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David Archuleta ~ Portrait of a Man

Posted by djafan on Tuesday, June 21, 2011

In a recent interview with Yes World, David painted a portrait of himself. It is the portrait of a man. A man of deep convictions and a will of iron.  A man of clear-eyed vision and remarkable patience. A man of wisdom and courage. The kind of wisdom to “know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em and know when to walk away” and the kind of courage to say no to what feels wrong, let the consequence follow. In this interview is revealed a man who is nobody’s puppet. A man who is not afraid to chart his own course, who can not be bought, and who will not be moved from the path he has set for himself. He will be true to the gift he has been given from that God he relies upon. He talks candidly of leaving his label and management. He tells of other offers he has had to sign with other labels. He turned them all down in order to find his own direction and his own style.

What did they offer him? They offered him money. He knows it can’t buy happiness. They promised him fame. He knows that “gets old fast.” They offered him the world and he chose the road less traveled. He chose to stay true to himself and to the kind of music only he knows is right for him. No one can tell an artist what to paint or what to sing or write or in what direction he should grow. That kind of growth needs time and space to develop and thrive.  David is wise enough to know that and he is not willing to compromise his genius. He would not call it genius, he is too modest, but we all know what is at stake here.

There are so many things about this interview I find irresistible: the powerfully simple statement that God is his mentor and guide. His incurably romantic yet patiently responsible views on love and marriage and having kids. My absolute favorite part is where he paints a scene, thrilling in its boldness (love the ego) of the present unfolding into a future of his own making, a future of his decisions married to his vision and his unshakable belief in himself.

“I want to spend time writing, get those songs together, and then go out and say I’m ready. I’m ready to make an album and show it to the record labels and say this is the music I’m going to do. Are you supportive, do you believe in me?”

 

Now that’s how a real man does it.
 
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157 Responses to “David Archuleta ~ Portrait of a Man”

  1. Hi everyone!

    This is a fly-by (again). So David finally found the time to make a special vid for Pinoy Archies. Here is the YT version

    Dear TheVOICE ADMIN,

    My 2011 Archie Channel (JRforDA11) got suspended over the One Voice songs 😦 so I upped a new one JRforDA2011 and so far I was able to up all the 2011 Asian Tour vids. Am sharing this because in case you cited my videos under the JRforDA11 channel, I don’t want them to end up as dead links in your site. So if you want to update them, you can find them here – [http://www.youtube.com/user/JRforDA2011?feature=mhee]

    Sorry for the inconvenience.

    ps: Will continue re-posting other 2011 vids. Good they are just under 50 🙂

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  2. Abrra said

    This amazing artist, David Archuleta, never disappoints. Just when I think I know him, he reveals so much more of himself. It makes me care for him all the more as a person.

    “What did they offer him? They offered him money. He knows it can’t buy happiness. ” So true.

    “Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.” ~ George Washington

    I am going to share my comment box with another poster who came on late last night. I don’t want her words to be left behind.

    Abrra

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    Pocoelsy said
    Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at 3:39 AM e

    Hello all,

    Love all you guys commnents above.

    Love the interview, David is a very inteligent young man, his maturity is mind boggling indeed… how can a young man in his 20 view life and how to live his life the way he does, I don’t know, the way he talked about his future wife, his children and how he wants to be the best dad and husband he can be is just so heartwarming and I never heard of any 20 year old man talk about that topic that way or ever haha….his decision to leave Jive and Weg was so brave and wise too , may I add I see some stubborness (is this the word!?) in him too haha.

    This’s really making it ‘s hard to believe he’s real !!!! He has the most handsome face I’ve ever seen ( if break everything down like his eyes, his lips, hair ect ..each one still is the most beautiful part in it’s own right!!) most amazing soulful expessive voice, most amazing character a human being can posses, I can go on and on… I’m now more convinced than ever that he’s God’s finest model of how human should be like !!!

    Wheww, ok I let it out a bit, thank goodness for the Voice at least I can express all this without you guys looking at me strangely lol. Hooo , I don’ t even know him but I care for him as if he’s my own son ….Oh ok I better stop.

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  3. FG said

    OH Angelica! I am so giddy over the new interview. So happy he has had other offers, yet so happy to see the confidence to walk away from them. I cannot wait to see what’s next. His comments about dating & marriage & kids are so mature. I have so much respect for him. I work with alot of young adults, and most of them have been in serious relationships, or dated a lot of people, and most are sexually active. There is so much drama in their lives, and the focus is not on the future but the present. I try to gently remind them, when they ask my opinion, that they need to value themselves and ask themselves some tough questions about what they want and what path they are on. It has become very clear to me what an anomoly David truly is. The way he is waiting to kiss “the one” and the respect he shows is incredibly mature. His strength of conviction is very inspiring. I wish that more young people could aspire to that.

    The Asia tour will be so amazing for him & the fans. The videos will keep us afloat. That lead pic is perhaps my fave ever of all time. He is the most beautiful creature I have ever seen. I don’t care what he or anyone else thinks about that. 🙂

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  4. madeline said

    There is one thing I can add to that, David is a gorgeous person in and out! You have said it all. Thanks so much for your posting. I will be a supportive fan always.

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  5. FG said

    Abs -is that a new pic? Is that the haircut?

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  6. Abrra said

    FG
    I scour the google alert links for pictures. I think this was taken just after his last solo show in SLC. The clothes are my clue He went overseas soon after to co -headline with David Cook.
    No Its not new, but it is very fitting for the current buzz.

    Abrra from her iPhone

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  7. MunkFOD said

    Angelica! I don’t even have words for this wonderful, powerful post! just wow! loving your commentary on the this last epic interview of David’s . He’s a rebel with a cause and I am loving it! 😀

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  8. MT said

    Angelica, What a beautiful article. I love your “portrait” of David, both the photo and your lovely expression of the way you see David. I wish I could express myself that way. Thanks for putting the way so many of us feel into words.

    For a man still so young, he certainly has his head on straight. I really admire the strength and courage it took to walk his own path. And that portrait is perfection. I wish I had the words to express all that I see in his eyes. ♥

    Abrra: “Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.” ~ George Washington

    That quote is perfect, and so true.

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  9. PandasMama said

    Angelica,
    WOW! I don’t even know what to say to this. Everything about this post is amazing. First, the photo is breathtaking and then, well, the article is exactly what I was feeling as I read David’s interview. This young man has matured right before our eyes and is ready to take on the world, but on his terms. I felt like a proud Mama reading David’s words concerning his path, his destiny.

    It seems weird to care so much about someone I have only meet once, and for less than 5 minutes at that, but since that day when AI aired his audition, I have been totally mesmerized by this young man. It could be that I have watched him grow up right before my eyes. It could be because he is so close in age to my own children (daughter 19 and son 17) that it is easy to want to support him and protect him. It could be that he is everything that I would ever want in a young man for my daughter.(Sadly, this will never happen.) It could be that he has the values and ideals that I wish for my son to strive for. It could be that his VOICE mended a part of my heart that had been broken and stomped upon and brought me back to life. What ever it is, this young man holds a special place in my heart.

    Although it can not compare to the awesomeness of this article, I thought I would let everyone know that I have finally completed and posted “Character Makes the Man” on my blog. Let me know what you think.

    http://www.cacophonyvsharmony.blogspot.com

    Margy (PandasMama)

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  10. Suzy-Q said

    Wonderful article, Angelica, as usual. It amazes me how David inspires you to write from your heart and you don’t know him. And yet you get him. It’s like reading beautiful heartfelt poetry. Even though I feel the same I could never put it in the words you write. David inspires so many people to do good and noble things that they wouldn’t necessarily have done in this life. David loves God and David shows his love by living a life worthy of God’s love. David talks about listening to his “gut feelings” when it comes to major decisions. That gut feeling is God talking to him and he knows it. There have been times in my life where I was faced with a decision that I had to make and when I made that decision I had an overwhelming feeling of darkness and sadness. This happened even though I thought that I was making the right decision, a righteous decision but I went wit my gut feeling that I should change my mind and take another path. It always turned out to be the best decision for reasons that I wasn’t aware of at the time. So, I know what David is talking about when he says he is going with his “gut feelings”. He carries the Spirit of God within to lead and guide him. it just confirms that I am doing a good thing by showing support for David Archuleta. He is certainly worth my time.

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  11. kaycee said

    Angelica, thank you for your beautiful article! Wonderful insight into that amazing interview. The same quote from Robert Frost came to mind for me as well when I read the article:

    Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
    I took the one less traveled by,
    And that has made all the difference.

    And I believe it will.

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  12. pocoelsy said

    #2 Abrra Thank you for bringing my last comment over here, you’re so kind.

    Angelica : Your every words are so true, I thought my level of respect for him had reached the highest point but then he gave this interview to proof that it can never reach there cause it will continue to grow as he get older and wiser. It’s nice to know that he’s not here for fame and fortune but to earn respect and to achieve his goal of being the man that he wants to be… stand your ground and follow you gut feeling David, we’ll be here with you and for you all the way!!

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  13. tessielynn said

    True beauty comes from within. David is amazing to me because of who he chooses to be. Yes he has the looks and the Voice, but at his core he knows he has great value and purpose that far exceeds what he may show the world. I would say that one of his greatest gift to all of us is not his voice but his example. He leads by example. It is so easy to say what the right thing is, it is another to actually follow it up with action. David leads by example showing us the importance of being true to yourself and never compromising yourself or your values. In a world where this seems to be forgotten or dismissed for the momentary thrill, David is a shining example of staying true to ones self no matter what. David is so much more then his music. I think he would like for us to see the same within ourselves.

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  14. JH52 said

    Fantastic interview by David, terrific commentary by Angelica!

    Kaycee…perfect quote!

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  15. Marylee said

    “I want to spend time writing, get those songs together, and then go out and say I’m ready. I’m ready to make an album and show it to the record labels and say this is the music I’m going to do. Are you supportive, do you believe in me?”

    ***Angelica…I just love stopping by here & reading what the talented writers of The Voice have to share with us! ~today is no exception. How many 20 year old young men have the foresight & the self assurance to do what David is doing..walk away from a label & a management company..only to face the unknown & find the direction that is right for them?! The answer is “very few”. He continues to amaze me every day of my life & I know that’s not going to end anytime soon. What a remarkable person he is…one in a million ~ Always “keep that fire in you” David…& shoot for the stars! ♥

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  16. Abrra said

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    We hope you like it here and will post more often. Your Voice matters!

    Abrra

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  17. Angelica said

    JH52

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    To THE VOICE!

    So many beautiful comments this morning from all of you. Such heart-felt expressions of love and respect. I got a little teary reading some of them. Thanks for sharing your feelings. Love the George Washington quote Abrra. Very few indeed could withstand that or half what he has gone throught with a fraction of his class and maturity. Gosh, I wish I could quote you all but I will just choose Tessielyn for now…

    “I would say that one of his greatest gift to all of us is not his voice but his example. He leads by example. It is so easy to say what the right thing is, it is another to actually follow it up with action. David leads by example showing us the importance of being true to yourself and never compromising yourself or your values. In a world where this seems to be forgotten or dismissed for the momentary thrill, David is a shining example of staying true to ones self no matter what. David is so much more then his music. I think he would like for us to see the same within ourselves.”

    Well said and true.

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  18. Hello, just wanted to let everyone here know how much I enjoy reading this site. Always good stuff. I am so proud of David, he opens his heart a little more to us each day. I wish him all the happiness and success that he truly deserves. Have a good day all.

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  19. djafan said

    Angelica,

    “He chose to stay true to himself and to the kind of music only he knows is right for him. No one can tell an artist what to paint or what to sing or write or in what direction he should grow. That kind of growth needs time and space to develop and thrive. David is wise enough to know that and he is not willing to compromise his genius. He would not call it genius, he is too modest, but we all know what is at stake here.”

    Every word, every sentiment, all of it is beautifully said, you rock!!!! David is an “Artist” not a fly by the night, cash in quick, wannabe. My admiration and respect for this young man is set in stone, forever ♥

    I so much appreciate everyone’s thoughtful and heartfelt comments that celebrate David, his voice, his genius, his character, his humility, his wisdom, his insight, his sensitivity, his graciousness, his good looks and physique, and yes his sensuality, I could go on and on. David by no means is perfect but he sure is a good starting point. We know everything is not always perfect and that we may sometimes worry about the different aspects of his career, we know, our heads are not stuck in the sand and we can discuss and debate at length but at some point you let go and enjoy, I for one am not into beating dead horses. With this interview and all David has given me is enough and it can be overwhelming at times. Right now Everybody Wants To Rule The World is daily must, his message is loud and clear, I can’t get through the song without shedding a tear.

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  20. Abrra said

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    Thank you for delurking and joining the discussion! Please post more often 😉

    Abrra

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  21. Angelica said

    Kimberly Renee Brown,

    Welcome banner Pictures, Images and Photos

    David tweets! “Just had a dangerously good meal at Loveless Cafe. Hanging with @Keith Thomas.”

    From Wikipedia:

    Keith Thomas, born and raised in the Atlanta suburb of Conyers, Georgia, is a Grammy Award-winning producer and songwriter with 40 #1 Billboard hits. His production and artist management company, Levosia Entertainment, is currently in Nashvile,Tennessee

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  22. ray said

    angelica.i am shure that god chose you to support this man(david a )just the way you write WWWWOOOOWps would like to meet you one day as we think alike

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  23. gladys said

    Da Vinci in a moment of glory, painted his Mona Lisa (La Gioconda), Michelangelo Buonarroti painted the Sistine Chapel ceiling and created numerous works of art.
    God created the world in 7 days. I believe that God at some point took a break and thought to send someone.
    David is a special canvas, not yet painted in its entirety. It is a work of art is not finished
    I wonder what ingredient is missing, he has strength, honesty, strength of character, talent, conviction, direction, love, fear, patience, youth, beauty.
    Every day I read something new about david and that is my daily joy.
    The only person who can complete david is david, we are spectators of a child who became man.
    And a man who will become …………. Only David knows.

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  24. djafan said

    Welcome new posters!!!!!!

    Tweets from jwipe! I so wanted Tears for Fears to hear EWTRTW

    Heard back from Roland’s wife (Tears 4 Fears guy). They LOVED David’s cover! She was all praises about his personality and stage presence.

    just remember this is from his wife Caroline “Thanks so much for sending the cover version of Everybody, it is really fantastic!

    (cont) “What a great guy David Aruchuleta is, and what great stage presence!”

    @katiemckenna: David Archuleta is here at the Loveless Cafe! Creeping on him….

    Keith tweets! Impressive resume.

    @thomboykt
    Keith Thomas
    Lunch with David Archuletta. He should win an award for being so nice 🙂

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_Thomas_%28producer%29

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  25. River said

    I remember having a chance to chat with Ray shortly after the first solo tour began. I asked if he were in charge. He said “You know who’s in charge?? The kid’s in charge”.. and from that point on I knew that David would always take control of his life one way or another. He has a strong will and a clear vision of what’s right, especially for him. I haven’t worried about him since. The best is yet to be.

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  26. Marylee said

    “The only person who can complete David is David, we are spectators of a child who became man.
    And a man who will become …………. Only David knows”. <<< Gladys..each & every day I read a line or two about David that brings tears to my eyes..it's THIS one today.

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  27. bluesky said

    Angelica, thank you for sharing your great gift of words. I appreciate you so much. Both your compassion and your passion. <3<3<3

    #13 Tessielynn: "David is a shining example of staying true to ones self no matter what. David is so much more then his music. I think he would like for us to see the same within ourselves." Absolutely. We expect (while trying not to) certain things of him. He in turn gently expects (or invites us to expect of ourselves) certain things of us as well.

    #16 Abrra: I likey, likey, likey your artistic sensibilities. You go girl!

    #21 David tweets! “Just had a dangerously good meal at Loveless Cafe. Hanging with @Keith Thomas.”
    I swear, he could totally get a job as a restaurant critic. Only, of course he would never be critical. His "stars" would stand for things like: 1. "Interesting" 2. "It's good to try new things" 3. "Had fun with friends eating at… " 4. I love to eat …. (Asian, Mexican,etc)… food, it's the best. And 5.? I think we just hit it with: "dangerously good meal".

    DA? My suggestion is that you forget all about that Ear, Nose and Throat stuff. Go with the food. And while you are at it, kindly sing for your supper. ^_^

    #24 "…this is from his wife Caroline “Thanks so much for sending the cover version of Everybody, it is really fantastic!"
    These things just make me happy. It is like having that first shocking wave of unanticipated, bewildering and soul catching amazement relived time and again by others totally unknown to me. So we share a memory, a chord we never knew existed. Welcome to the party, Caroline. Come on in, the waters fine.

    And we have some of the most friendly and compassionate Life Guards available right here at the Voice.

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  28. djafan said

    Website for Keith Thomas.

    http://www.keiththomas.com/disco.html

    Tweet to Keith from another writer. 🙂 They want to work with David.

    JHartMusic
    @thomboykt He’s awesome!! R u writing w him!?

    @JHartMusic having a meeting to dicuss writing/production. Have you written with him?

    JHartMusic
    @thomboykt No not yet, I want to though! PS I’ll be back in Nashville for a writing trip late aug/early sep we HAVE to schedule something.

    Making phone calls?

    mandyposey

    aww @davidarchie is too cute. thanks for saying hello to my cousins & talking to me on the phone for a little bit<3

    Adm's can't post pics. Pictures of haircut and another singer/songwriter

    @CelicaWestbrook: Just met @DavidArchie!!!

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    http://twitpic.com/5evljw

    They played Falling Stars in Rio de Janeiro!!!!

    IsaaFay

    @GaleraPower Falling Stars – David Archuleta 10 minutes ago via web from Duque de Caxias, Rio de Janeiro in reply to GaleraPower

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  29. Heidijoy said

    Love the interview, the portrait both in photography and words, Thanks Angelica and all for your words,sentiment and devotion. Thanks for the tweets DJAFAN and your support of David. I’m loving all these songwriter meetings and so curious to see what develops. Keith Thomas has quite the background and experience including modeling his approach from David Foster and QUINCY JONES and of course his father. Love his comment about David deserving an award for being so nice. Oh and the DANGEROUSLY delicious food.

    JR has written a nice article on TheDavidChronicles. ……SEE you all around the Internet.

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  30. vlm said

    Hello there Angelica,
    Emerging from a long hiatus to say thank you for such an insightful article. You write so beautifully.
    Although now often in the shadows, I am and will always be David’s fan from this side of the ocean.
    Trying my best to see him on July 18. God bless you all!

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  31. Tawna21 said

    Whew! Angelica! I am seriously without words to describe how your post makes me feel. I am in love with what you have said, and I thank you from my soul for writing it. You have pinned it to the board. Thank you ♥♥♥

    Tawna

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  32. emmegirl said

    To echo dja – Angelica, you rock! What’s new. Beautiful article. Nothing to really add, it’s all been said through all these beautiful posts.

    dja, loved your post. 🙂

    Gladys, you blow me away! I love the way your mind thinks.

    David hanging with the big dogs. 🙂

    LOVE the tweets. LOVE seemingly everyone in Nashville’s excitement over David.

    (everything in this thread has just made me kinda giddy. I’m walkin’ ’round with a big ole’ smile on my face)

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  33. Tawna21 said

    pandasmama, your “Character Makes the Man” is exceptional. I’ve got to get it saved to a file so I can read and re-read it.
    Love it!

    Gladys #23–beautiful!!

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  34. bebereader said

    Sorry to be so late with my comment. The power was out in my neighborhood for the last five hours and just came back on. We had no water pressure either because our well is run by electric. So glad to be back. Now to catch up on comments. I snuck a peek at the pic of David’s new haircut. 😀

    Welcome to the new posters!

    Kudos to Angelica for bringing to light the revelations in this new interview. I’m in awe of the Asian press who have always been respectful and kind without twisting David’s words.

    On the long and winding road to success, having the wisdom to get out of situation that is no longer beneficial shows strength of character. Being true to oneself and standing up for one’s beliefs shows class. David has both of these traits by the truckload.

    ITA MunkFOD#7, at a mere 20 years old, David is a rebel with a cause and whether he realizes it or not, he’s also a trailblazer for others to come.

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  35. MunkFOD said

    Bebereader, I like that! A trailblazer! yes! you are exactly right! 😀

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  36. emmegirl said

    **still squeeing over the comments from the wife on his EWTRTW cover**

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  37. Dakgal said

    You all have written such wonderful posts about Angelica’s article and ( of course) David–that there is very little to add—so I picked a couple of lines that seems to say it all for me:

    Dja #19 —— I so much appreciate everyone’s thoughtful and heartfelt comments that celebrate David, his voice, his genius, his character, his humility, his wisdom, his insight, his sensitivity, his graciousness, his good looks and physique, and yes his sensuality.”

    Then there is this line from another site that is also so very true!

    “And I also feel like boxing him in the head for waiting 500 years to tell us any of this, lol.”

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  38. Tawna21 said

    JR has a very good article that she wrote over on TDC (thanks Heidijoy for mentioning it #29). This quote seriously has a lot of truth in it and is so applicable to David–

    Dr. Paul Garfinkel, CEO Centre for Mental Wellness says it best –
    Artists are, in essence, alchemists. Like the wise druids of folklore, they have found a way to transform the mercury of their thoughts, memories and emotions into the gold of art, story and song.

    Thanks JR

    Tawna

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  39. betsy said

    Angelica, this is so beautiful that I have had a difficult time commenting on it. I was still pretty much speechless over this interview. Now your writing.
    . My absolute favorite part is where he paints a scene, thrilling in its boldness (love the ego) of the present unfolding into a future of his own making, a future of his decisions married to his vision and his unshakable belief in himself.
    “I want to spend time writing, get those songs together, and then go out and say I’m ready. I’m ready to make an album and show it to the record labels and say this is the music I’m going to do. Are you supportive, do you believe in me?”

    My favorite thing ever. ♥

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  40. bebereader said

    He’s like a flower unfolding right before our eyes!

    I’d still like to know what ‘a dangerously good meal’ is’. LOL

    Apparently Keith Thomas was the writer and producer for Selena’s hit single, “I Could Fall In Love”. Remember this?

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  41. bebereader said

    David talks about Musical Longevity at 1:16 and 4:42 billboard.com

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  42. djafan said

    This Keith guy is serious business for sure. Bebe, one of my favorite Selena songs.

    Emmegirl, Dak, Heidijoy, Thank you so much for your kind words, it’s David.

    nashvillehhgmag tweets David, a Nashville Magazine http://www.houseandhomenashville.com/

    @DavidArchie Jacks is the best place for downtown bbq.

    @DavidArchie You’ve got to try the fresh pasta at @eatatPortaVia they are on white bridge road near West End/Harding. Best pasta ever had.

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  43. pocoelsy said

    Hi all,

    Just to let you all know, heard TOSOD on Malaysian radio, on the way to send my daughter to school, am happy, yay love those dj. Yesterday heard ALTNOY, in fact they play his songs everyday!!!

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  44. Angelica said

    River,

    Thanks for sharing that quote from Ray. Love that.

    VLM,

    Hello dear lady! I hope so much you get to go this time! Please keep us posted. For all of you who may not recall VLM, this is her story.
    https://thevoicedavidarchuleta.com/2010/12/02/the-epistles-of-vlm/

    Pandasmama,

    Awesome blog on David’s wonderful character. Thanks for posting the link. We have your site on the sidebar now. 🙂

    Love the reaction from Tears for Fears to EWTRTW.

    Nashville is making me hungry. I see why David loves it there. (besides the music and good folks).

    Ray,

    I hope I get to meet you someday too.

    Thanks all for the fabulous comments and to all a goodnight!

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  45. kaycee said

    VLM, what an incredibly touching story. Thank you , Angelica, for sharing it with us again…somehow I missed it before. Keeping my fingers crossed for you VLM…hopefully you’ll be able to go this time!

    I knew when I first read the recent interview, that one of the writers here would create an insightful piece–Angelica, you truly caught the essence of what David shared. Thank you. I would love to quote a favorite line, but I would have to quote the whole thing! So many beautiful comments as well.

    I also really liked David’s comments on the billboard.com interview regarding longevity: “It’s just being very real, being very true, not ever really giving in to something that’s not really in tune with what they’re about or who they are.” Like Tessielyn #13 said, “It is so easy to say what the right thing is, it is another to actually follow it up with action. David leads by example showing us the importance of being true to yourself and never compromising yourself or your values. In a world where this seems to be forgotten or dismissed for the momentary thrill, David is a shining example of staying true to ones self no matter what.

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  46. Abrra said

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    Last look at the longer hair….

    Abrra

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  47. skydancer1x said

    Angelica, you write so beautifully and knowingly about David, your articles sometimes just take my breath away.
    This one is no exception

    Between what you wrote about David, and everyone’s beautiful comments,full of love and admiration for David, I am just one big old mess of weepy!
    *sniff, sniff-sniff*……….. I smell another book down the road,in Davids future. His days of “authoring”, both songs, and “memoirs” of soul, song. and the power of perseverance” are just beginning.
    The choke collar is off. David is running free, speaking openly and honestly of where he is in his journey. Others are finally beginning to see what we have seen all along! ain’t it grand?!

    Abrra,as long as he keeps those beautiful sideburns (so awesome in profile), I am good! hehe!

    40.He’s like a flower unfolding right before our eyes! awww Bebe! so true♥♥♥

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  48. emmegirl said

    VLM, sending prayers that this will be the time for you!

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  49. betsy said

    A well written article. Well researched:
    “His break from Jive Records and his management team WEG Music marked his defiance of being told what direction he should take as a singer. It’s a stepping-stone for him to finally do what he wants.

    http://www.mmail.com.my/content/75788-archangels-rejoice

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  50. Angelica said

    Betsy, Thanks for the link to that article. Love this and especially the part I very delicately drew attention to. 😆

    Archuleta is on the road to discover his true sound, and to take his own direction unimpeded by anyone else dictating how he should sound like. Frankly, he’s come into his own, and maturing, Will he be writing his own songs for a future album?

    “That’s what I’ve been doing actually. It’s hard for me to finish a song on my own, but I have a lot of ideas, and that’s what I’m really excited about.

    Because it’s like ‘wow, this is coming from me?
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    This is not from the pressure of anyone saying ‘we need to have this kind of music’ and ‘you have to sound this way’.”

    I found this on Yahoo this morning. Exciting stuff considering he is making the rounds meeting a lot of movers and shakers in Nashville and loves it there.

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Music City cleaned up at the Grammys. Its artists have topped the charts in multiple genres over the last few years. It’s increasingly the destination for A-list entertainers looking for a new home. And Rolling Stone recently named it 2011’s “best music scene.”

    http://beta.news.yahoo.com/music-council-seeks-leverage-nashvilles-buzz-131034726.html

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  51. kaycee said

    Another article this morning: “David Archuleta: God Guids My Career”
    http://www.digitalspy.com/music/s91/american-idol/news/a326138/david-archuleta-god-guides-my-career.html

    Originally she stated that David was dropped from Jive earlier this year due to low album sales (even though the article she quotes from clearly states otherwise). After several people corrected her in the comments section, she changed the info. Way to go to commenters! …it’s nice to know that it sometimes makes a difference! (Was that you, djafan?)

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  52. betsy said

    Am trying to think of a way to connect this video to the topic. I got nothing, lol. I just like it.
    Especially the backslide/backstep whatever you want to call it at 2:28. He had so much fun. ♥

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  53. skydancer1x said

    51.Kaycee, think it was Dja. I read that article before that part was removed. didn’t like the tone of it at all… was snotty.(got my dander up.)not on facebook or twitter or alo or hotmail,so couldn’t leave my comment. Way to go Dja.!

    52. Betsy..Am trying to think of a way to connect this video to the topic. I got nothing, lol. I just like it.”
    hahahaha that tickled me♥
    time to run errands…

    23.and gladys, beautiful words from you….*sigh*

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  54. bebereader said

    Pocoelsy#43 It’s so exciting that you heard the single “TOSOD” on the radio! They’re not played here in the states and we’re really missing out.

    Abrra#46 Haha Thanks for the pic. I prefer longer hair on David but think his new cut is so cool and I’m sure he thinks so too! 😉

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    Skydancer#47 “Others are finally beginning to see what we have seen all along! ain’t it grand?!” Was waiting for this to happen. It’s slow but it’s happening!

    Betsy#49 Loved that article! David is in tune with what gets to us! >>> “And what he wants, in his words, is to figure out what sound he needs to “really get to my fans.”

    New FLYFM interview!

    credit zerogravity11A

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  55. kaycee said

    Sky 53, I felt the same way. It really had a bit of a mocking tone regarding thoughts so near and dear to David. I wish I could say that it probably wasn’t intentional…but when it comes to journalists and bloggers who write about David, I’ve become a bit jaded. The fact that she didn’t post a link to the interview, or give any additional info from it–so much of which is more newsworthy in the entertainment industry–was telling. Ironically, some of the quotes she did share were some of my favorites from the interview. No wonder David opens up more outside of the US.

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  56. bebereader said

    David at a wrestling match!
    **THUD**

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    Thanks for the find, dja!

    credit JusttGabrielll

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  57. kaycee said

    DavidArchie David Archuleta
    Back in LA to work on some stuff.

    Our man is on the move again! Busy guy!,,,hmmm, wonder what he’s working on.

    Anyone know when that picture in #56 was taken? He looks happy.

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  58. bebereader said

    Kaycee,

    Back in February, David told us via vlog that he went to his first wrestling match! He may have gone to more by now. See 4:40 below:

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  59. djafan said

    Hello all!

    Kaycee, Can’t help myself sometimes, glad I wasn’t alone 🙂

    Love that serene look in that wrestling picture and who ever looks like that all wet and sweaty?!

    Back in LA and now this, lucky SOF attendees!

    MarkNilanJr

    I’m working on an arrangement of a special song for the Archuleta – Stadium of Fire show on July 4th weekend, it’s really sounding good!

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  60. Abrra said

    Random thoughts

    While looking at the sidebar list of upcoming events, I noticed these 2 in particular.

    4. Jul 22 (FRI): Ho Chi Minh City, VN
    5. Jul 24 (SUN): Ha Noi, VN

    The war going on the year Imagine came out seemed to have no end. It’s fitting that the young man who won the hearts of the world with his performance of Imagine, will be taking his songs of peace and joy to a new generation in Vietnam. I am proud of him for being the ambassador of song.

    Abrra

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  61. MT said

    46. Abrra, “last look at the longer hair” Awwww

    Dja, Was that you that got her to correct that article? YOU GO, GIRL!!

    23. Gladys, aww Loved what you said!

    52. Betsy, sometimes ya just gotta do it. ♥

    Ahhhhh The Mark Nilan tweet … Not much longer till SOF! Can’t wait!!

    July is going to be a GOOOOOD month. 😀

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  62. davidstopsmyaging said

    Angelica, what a poignant, wonderfully written summary of David’s interview. “And that is how a real man does it”. So true. So happy his will is strong and his morals are well defined. When Paula said, “David, you’re destined for superstardom”, she might have meant his singing ability then. But his fans are becoming educated from David himself about what makes a superstar really. It is all the things Djafan listed in #19…. “his voice, his genius, his character, his humility, his wisdom, his insight, his sensitivity, his graciousness, his good looks and physique, and yes his sensuality, I could go on and on.”

    I just wanted to add integrity to Djafan’s list.

    Tessielynn defined David’s “superstar” in #13, too.

    I love, love, love to read all your comments.

    Abrra…..#60—-wow, David being the ambassador of songs of peace and joy in Vietnam. How true is that?!? Amazing if you really think about it. Thank you for pointing this out. I wonder how many Vietnam vets and surviviors have listened to David’s songs. Their children and grandchildren——the Beattles to David. How many will make the comparison?

    I think David is the beginning of a whole new generation of music…….

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  63. betsy said

    #60 Abrra. I have had those exact same thoughts this past week. Beautifully said.

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  64. Abrra said

    DSMA & Betsy

    It’s like a cleansing of the ghosts of war.

    Think about it, even China and Japan wanted him to come as well.

    Ambassador indeed.

    Abrra

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  65. betsy said

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    http://twitpic.com/5fes6b

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  66. archiesfan4life said

    Abbra #60 – your comment really touched me! I can’t stop reading it – I lost a friend in that war. How right you are that David is our ambassador of song taking his songs of peace and joy to a new generation in Vietnam – thank you for this beautiful comment!

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  67. Heidijoy said

    Abrra #60 How beautiful and inspirational. Thanks for bringing that to our intention. Wow! Imagine across generations!! Thank God it is peaceful there now. Many veterans are going back and I saw a reunion of an American soldier with a General from there on NBC recently and they were holding hands as we heard the American veteran’s story. Praying for peace in all regions as our troops are being brought back.

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  68. betsy said

    I just Google translated the above Pembebasan and I love it.
    LIBERATION.

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  69. xaris said

    Lovely article as always, Angelica. I love how David opens up to Asian interviewers–I wish he received the same respect here in the US. I’m getting a little worried about what’s coming down the pike, though.

    “His break from Jive Records and his management team WEG Music marked his defiance of being told what direction he should take as a singer. It’s a stepping-stone for him to finally do what he wants.

    And what he wants, in his words, is to figure out what sound he needs to “really get to my fans.”

    ‘It’s those kinds of things. What do I really want to say in my songs, and let them know what’s really going on in my heart and in my head, and con­nect to people, reach out to as many people as I can that way.'”

    Have mercy on us if he’s actually sitting around plotting ways to forge a stronger connection with us. Doesn’t he know we surrendered long ago? LOL

    Cheers everyone!

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  70. emmegirl said

    Love your post Abrra. It was a long and difficult conflict. Loving the sound of Ambassador Archuleta.

    Love Mark Nilan’s tweet, “the Archuleta”…now THAT’S respect.

    12 more days…and you know he wants to give the home crowd a show they won’t forget!

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  71. bebereader said

    Abs, Love your random thoughts! I have a friend who was born in Thailand. While growing up there, she could hear the bombs from the Viet Nam War each night when she and her sisters went to sleep. They had to put blankets over their heads to stifle the sound but it didn’t help. Her home was right at the border of Viet Nam. She and I lost touch several years ago but your comment gave me the idea to get back in touch with her and send her some of David’s music.

    Betsy, Thanks for finding the translation! I love it! “Liberation. David Archuleta” YES!

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  72. skydancer1x said

    68. thanks Betsy! that is very cool ,LIBERATION.
    70 emmegirl…loved that tweet too. seems the band is picking up the fans nicknames for David. . I remember Ryan Seacrest, saying once “and the girls are going crazy for ‘the Archuleta’ or something like that too after a performance on S7.

    yikes! 12 more days till SOF! That is so exciting!!

    xaris, “Have mercy on us if he’s actually sitting around plotting ways to forge a stronger connection with us. Doesn’t he know we surrendered long ago? LOL”
    hahaha!

    Abrra, your random thoughts about Vietnam and David…..♥♥♥

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  73. emmegirl said

    Betsy, nice work. L-i-b-e-r-a-t-i-o-n. GREAT word.

    sky, great recall. I thought I may have heard that before but couldn’t remember where!

    Xaris, lol!

    bebe, love that story and what a wonderful idea to reunite and bless your friend with the beauty of David and his music.

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  74. emmegirl said

    Random thought. He has been tweeting about some of his doings in Nashville but pretty mum about the goings on in LA…hmmm…just wondering.

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  75. Dakgal said

    Abrra # 60″-The war going on the year Imagine came out seemed to have no end. It’s fitting that the young man who won the hearts of the world with his performance of Imagine, will be taking his songs of peace and joy to a new generation in Vietnam. I am proud of him for being the ambassador of song.”

    Dang it Abrra–that just grabbed me “his songs of peace and joy to a new generation” —-coming from a new generation ( and a splendid representative I might add).

    God Bless all who served over there and those who continue to serve in these trying times.

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  76. Abrra said

    I appreciate the feedback from everyone here.

    There is something about the way David ‘s “old soul” shows itself by the cover songs he picks. By reaching back to our era he serves up our lost youthful memories. Imagine gives me just this kind of memory.

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    It was an anthem for peace. When David sang it on AI7, it was as if I was hearing it for the first time. He chose the 3rd verse and showed the essence of what the whole song was meant to convey.

    Bebe, that sounds like a great idea. I hope you do connect with your friend. Let me know if you want some concert CD’s?

    Abrra

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  77. kaycee said

    Xaris, this needs to be repeated again: “Have mercy on us if he’s actually sitting around plotting ways to forge a stronger connection with us. Doesn’t he know we surrendered long ago?”

    And, Abrra, he truly is an “ambassador of song.”

    I’ve been wondering too, Emmegirl.

    Betsy, #68, so perfect.

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  78. Dakgal said

    Lots of “do”s—–don’t blink!!

    http://twitpic.com/5eos5i

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  79. djafan said

    Xaris, I’m waving the white flag! lol

    Abrra, I’m liking your random thoughts. I hope he gets to go to Thailand, China, Japan in the near future.

    Emmegirl, Stuff in LA… This reminded me of that giggle David gave when asked in the Myrtle Beach interview about the secret things he was working on in Tennessee. Does he not realize when he says stuff he’s not saying anything? Of course he does it’s intentional and I think I like it 🙂

    MT, lol Misinformation really bothers me.

    Betsy, wow…Liberation David Archuleta, they get it and him!!!!!!

    I don’t remember if the Masterclasslady article about the Yes interview was posted. A great take on the interview and I loved this.

    “However, I also remarked that I felt that there was something else going on with David that was intangible and very special. He seemed to view the world through sensitive and meaningful eyes, very knowledgeable and perceptive.”

    http://masterclasslady.com/2011/06/20/i-want-to-be-able-to-do-the-music-that-i-feel-david-archuleta/

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  80. davidstopsmyaging said

    Abrra…..where did you get that picture #76—-it is so beautiful. Has it been posted before and I just missed it?

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  81. Abrra said

    #80 DSMA
    It’s an old photo shopped image made by Juan Morales(I am not 100% sure) the graphic artist. It’s something that was made to be used as a graphic for iPod or a wallpaper. When Imagine plays on my phone, this picture comes up on the screen. I will send you a copy. 🙂

    Here is a link to several wallpaper graphics using David’s image. Click an image to make it bigger, then right click and choose Set as desktop background from the menu. To change it, just pick another picture.
    http://mrsarchiecepeda.deviantart.com/favourites/39164228?offset=0

    Abrra

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  82. pam05 said

    Angelica, loved your commentary, a great insight about the man himself. You are one classy and gifted lady : )

    I am blown away with David’s words of wisdom at such a young age, he is such a great role model for people of all ages. The words that come out of David’s mouth just astonishes me, it’s times like this I wonder if he could be a reincarnation of a wise old man or a monk lol.

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  83. skydancer1x said

    82. Pam05…….”it’s times like this I wonder if he could be a reincarnation of a wise old man or a monk lol.”
    ROFL!! that is so funny!
    suits this quote I came across this morning : )

    “In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves … self-discipline with all of them came first.”
    ~Harry S. Truman

    Abrra, thanks for that link. set me off on a wild adventure to find more pics this morning.haha. ooooh happy day!♫♪♫♪

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  84. Abrra said

    Sky
    I find many things by typing David Archuleta into Google images web page. If I am looking for something more specific, I type his name and the topic such as Tour. I haven’t mastered using Tumblr yet. I generally find a link on twitter and follow that when someone posts a pic they made
    .
    I really like finding the obscure picture that I have not seen before, such as this:
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    It looks like it could be backstage in the boys dressing room area during AI7. Its quite historic in that David was just about to sing Heaven OR he had just sung it 😉

    Or it’s taken at his hotel that day. Its fun to analyze, right?

    Abrra

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  85. djafan said

    Good Morning!

    ????????

    @LadyVmusic

    “@tami_lyn: @LadyVmusic good morning! 🙂 are u writing any more songs for david archuleta??” Spoke to david yesterday and yes I hope so.

    @LadyVmusic

    Btw I have a single dropping soon with an artist some of you guys will be happy to hear about. Promise to tell you more when I can. 🙂

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  86. MunkFOD said

    David is uploading a VLOG right now! yippeeee!

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  87. sweetonDA said

    Love the lead picture of David in this article! Isn’t he just the handsomest young man ever?

    Just got some sad news yesterday that will be sending me to Utah for a funeral on Saturday. My friend’s mom, who was like a second mom to me when I was attending BYU, passed away. It’s really a blessing since she doesn’t have to suffer any more, but she will be missed so much. My friend lost her dad about 6 months ago too so that pain is still fresh.

    I booked a flight and I’m headed to SLC to be there for my friend and her family. Decided to stay awhile and give her my support and also visit my sister in Sandy.

    So, the exciting news is….I’m going to take my friend to see David at SOF!!!! I’ve always wanted her to go with me to one of his concerts but she has always had other things to do. I know she will love it and she will need a little distraction too. She thinks I’m a lost cause where David is concerned, but she is the one who went to ebay and got me a couple of pictures signed with his autograph when she heard I liked him so much.

    Didn’t think I would be making this concert and was a bit sad about it, but now I’ll be there for all the excitement and did I read a tweet yesterday about Mark working on something for SOF? Woohoo 🙂

    I can’t wait hear him live again. I don’t think I can make it to any of the fan get togethers, but hope I run into some of you who are going.

    Okay, I’m off to work and will try to get some things done before I leave tomorrow.

    Wishing you all a great day!

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  88. bebereader said

    New Vlog!
    Friends

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  89. Abrra said

    sweetonDA

    I think you and your grieving friend have spotted a silver lining in the gray.

    Abrra

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  90. bebereader said

    #87SweetOnDA You are a good friend! David’s voice is good medicine.

    LadyV tweets David:

    LadyVMusic@DavidArchie i just listen to one of our old demo’s … i forgot how

    good they are.. 🙂

    #84 Abrra I’m not convinced that’s David in the pic you found but I could be easily convinced. LOL Compare this pic to the one in #84 and let me know what you think.

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  91. Abrra said

    Bebe
    I am not 100% sure. I know the hair seems shorter, but the arms and body look convincing. It was in a stream of pictures on google when I searched recently. Perhaps someone uploaded it in error? I have no way of knowing its authenticity, such is the case with many images.

    Abrra

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  92. djafan said

    What is it???!!!!!

    David is really excited and he’s freaking me out!!!! haha

    More tweets!

    SunnyHilden Sunny Hilden

    Worked on songs with awesome David Archuleta yesterday afternoon, night, wee hours and now…rehearsal time…I heart music.

    @LadyVmusic

    @DavidArchie i just listen to one of our old demo’s … i forgot how good they are.. 🙂

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  93. xaris said

    I’m dying here. Of all the absolute randomness possible, David toured a Ma and Pa run zamboni factory—HAAAHAAAHAAAA! I just love him, even if his brain is “kinda wocka wocka”.

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  94. Abrra said

    Xaris
    I had a big laugh but for a slightly different reason. We spend hours on a daily basis scouring the media for information on David’s activities. We post it here constantly.

    And he is trying to think of what he did last week? LOL Read your fan sites David, we are your professional career’s journal of events! BWAHAAAHAHAHA 😉

    Abrra

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  95. bebereader said

    …but somehow we missed the trip to the Zamboni Factory…haha

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  96. xaris said

    Abrra and Bebe-LOL!! You are so right. That was my other favorite line from the vlog-“I’m sorry if I’m forgetting some other stuff you guys wanted to hear about…” No, dear. I’m not the least bit interested in whether you are thinking about going Indie versus major label, or how extensive the Christmas tour will be, or if you are going to release a single for us in August or November, or what gorgeous new sound your music will have. I have been absolutely burning to hear about…..Zambonis. HAAHHAAHAAA!

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  97. betsy said

    “There is no finish line.”
    Zamboni factory.
    Sleepy morning David.

    Love him. ♥

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  98. skydancer1x said

    heeheehee! Well, I guess I am just gonna have to add ” tour a Ma and Pa zamboni factory” to my bucket list, by golly!
    David, you are too delightful for words♥ You kinda make my brain go wocka wocka!

    Xaris, and Abrra, and Bebe, you guys are cracking me up. the randomness of it all! haha oh David♥

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  99. djafan said

    David tweeted the link..finally lol

    @DavidArchie
    New video blog up! —-> youtu.be/DIb5Bty-01Y

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  100. emmegirl said

    bebe, I remember seeing that pic pretty early on during AI and it is him.

    Is it possible he is working on Spanish songs while in LA.

    xaris, August please 🙂

    *maybe it was one of those good friends who arranged the zamboni factory tour 😉
    *I think he only allows himself 1 out of 10 vlogs with favorable lighting. A humility thing.
    * ♥ his vlogs.

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  101. Abrra said

    Mystery solved regarding why David was seen in Paramount. I think it was Paramount CA, not Paramount Studios. I guess after getting that cool haircut, he felt like visiting some cool ice. Nashville was too hot to handle 🙂

    His Zamboni tour was a tip. I did some digging and came up with a family run Zamboni business in Paramount CA.

    From their story —

    “..there were few rinks in Southern California, so in 1939 Frank, Lawrence, and a cousin built Iceland Skating Rink in Paramount. (The rink still operates today just blocks from the Zamboni factory. In fact, it’s not unusual to see Zamboni ice resurfacers driving down the neighborhood streets on their way to be tested at Iceland.)”

    Full write up here:

    http://www.zamboni.com/Default.aspx?menu=about&index=1&page=About_Profile_ZamboniStory.html

    Abrra

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  102. Heidijoy said

    Yes Abrra, Fans were speculating when David posed with the young Ice skater that he was @ Paramont Ice skating rink. Now he tells us why. ha!ha! Now Who was the friend that invited him????ha!ha!

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  103. Fiona said

    Xaris, #96, LOVE your comment!!!!! Hahahahahaha!!!
    🙂

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  104. bluesky said

    Dear DA

    Okay. Got it……………… Kind of. I want to hear about how many cookies I get. What kind they will be. How many chocolate chips are in each. How big they are. AND… will they be coming to a store near me soon.
    (*_*)

    You want to talk about flour: the quality thereof. Why it is important to use only the best and how great ingredients support the baking and making of great cookies — in ways one might never suspect. (Even baking has its surprises, it would seem.) And how vital it is to the process to know lots of places where one can get great flour. You would even like to grind your own and make sure that you offer your best flour to others. *sigh* Okay. +_+ I am thinking hard about flour. (But somehow it does not satisfy my understandable need for cookies. Just sayin’)

    And also, apparently, it is important to have random, interesting things to think about while one is baking. Like the neighbors and their factory. (Cause, lets be real here…. anyone with interesting neighbors is bound to make interesting cookies. No?)

    DA… I am glad (really and honestly and truly and s.i.n.c.e.r.l.y glad) that you are excited about baking. All I ask for is a whiff, a sort of snort of, a small smidgen of smells-deliscious-ness, some random wafting of smoky, steamy, effervescent…………………..cookie. *sigh*

    At this point I feel a strong affinity for four other very hungry “friends”. As you go out into the fray DA, remember: some of us are perching on increasing brittle branches. And as they so innocently mention: we need a tenor. *wave*

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  105. Abrra said

    Bluesky

    I understand what you are saying.

    REALLY 😉

    Abrra

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  106. bluesky said

    Dear Abrra

    Thank you, Abrra!! ^_^ *waves* Could his vlog be any more hilarious? (DA, please do not ever change.)
    #96 Xaris’ post really made me smile. She said it better than I could. I am just really and quite unaccountably, hungry for cookies right now. *_* You know, the kind you eat. That seemed to influence my post a bit.

    Actually, I feel pretty secure on my branch. At the same time…. honestly!!

    DA, would you please rate your vlogs before you send them: 0—10 for how much information they actually hold. That way I will not come to the table with fork and spoon and napkin tucked under my chin unnecessarily. Instead, I will just bring popcorn and apples and a big, heartfelt sigh of gladness for your presence in the world.

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  107. ODDity said

    Speaking of friends, David’s buddy Brooke White is performing in Utah tonight and there is a blurb about it in one of the local newspapers. Our guy is mentioned and it sounds like he is being a good friend.

    The 28-year-old Mormon Californian is still remembered fondly by “American Idol” fans as a Carly Simon-inspired singer who finished fifth during the same season when Utahn David Archuleta finished second. She told The Tribune she still has never seen an R-rated film, but earlier this year she starred in “Change of Plans,” a family-friendly movie that fell into her lap in part because “Idol” judge and mentor Randy Jackson was helping her work on songs for the film’s soundtrack. The singer is working on solo material while prepping the follow-up to her debut album. In addition, she has been working in a duo called “Jack and White,” and plans on debuting material from the collaboration during her Provo concert. She says she keeps in touch with Archuleta, one of her best friends from the show, who is even helping her move from her Van Nuys digs to a new home in Ventura County. Also on the bill: Ryan Innes and Truman.

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  108. Abrra said

    Hilarius indeed!

    He goes to the Nashville Woodstock ( Bonnaroo, Four-day, multi-stage camping festival held on a 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee.) ,gets much inspiration from hanging with all the Music geeks and we hear about how a Zamboni tour being the highlight of his life.

    He is quite the character. I love his ways, everyday. 🙂

    Abrra

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  109. ODDity said

    Hey sweet admins,

    When I posted #107 I thought the portions about David would be bolded (I copied and pasted the article from the newspaper into Word specifically to bold those parts before pasting it here). I also see now that I could have just left most of the article out and kept the parts about David. Duh! Can you fix that? Thanks!

    I think it is so sweet of him to help Brooke move, especially with his busy schedule.

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  110. bebereader said

    Oddity,

    Fixed! 🙂

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  111. ODDity said

    Thanks Bebe! {{{hug}}}

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  112. bebereader said

    Oddity,

    My pleasure!
    {{{hugs back at ya}}}

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  113. betsy said

    Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Utah family revealed

    SOUTH JORDAN, Utah (ABC 4 News) – ABC’s popular reality show, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition announced on Thursday that they will build a new home for the family of Jonah Gomez.

    Gomez suffers from two rare blood disorders and lives with his family in Taylorsville, where hosts of the show surprised them with the news on Thursday morning.

    The family’s new home will be built in the Daybreak community, on land donated by Rio Tinto.

    Gomez first gained local attention when he charmed the fans at a Real Salt Lake game last April.

    As part of his Make-A-Wish foundation request, Jonah was able to stand in the stadium and meet the team’s players as well as sing alongside American Idol icon, David Archuleta.

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    While many Extreme Makeover: Home Edition projects demolish an existing home, the Gomez home will be built from the ground up, starting on Thursday.

    Jonah and his family were taken to the site on Thursday afternoon, and will go on week-long vacation as EMHE crews and volunteers build their near home near Oquirrh Lake.

    Rio Tinto’s Kennecott Utah Copper has donated an empty lot at the corner of Daybreak’s Oquirrh Lake Road and Talquin Lane in South Jordan, and is coordinating the planning, donation and volunteer efforts. Holmes Homes and its team of builders, sponsors and volunteers who are donating their time and much of the materials will build the home in less The family will also receive an even greater surprise during the week. For years Jonah has needed a bone marrow transplant and has had difficulty finding a match because he’s of Latin descent—statistically, fewer minorities join the National Marrow Donor Program. After learning of his plight, MLS soccer stadiums around the country in Pasadena, Washington D.C., San Jose, Philadelphia, Dallas and Kansas City will be holding concurrent bone marrow drives on Saturday, June 25th during their games in Jonah’s honor — registering thousands of people to be tested in one day.

    Extreme Makeover: Home Edition designers Michael Moloney and Paige Hemmis will kick off the campaign at Rio Tinto stadium, filming fans being registered for testing and showing support for Jonah during the halftime show for Real Salt Lake’s game against the Toronto FC. Zions Bank will also have booths at the stadium for fans to make cash donations towards completion of the home, the family’s medical expenses and home maintenance. To buy tickets, visit realsaltlake.com/tickets.

    Those not attending the game that would like to register for the National Marrow Donor Program are encouraged to visit the website GetSwabbed.org for more information.

    The Daybreak Extreme Makeover: Home Edition project is still in need of volunteers and donations to be able to complete the Gomez home. The project team will be holding a benefit concert with David Osmond, Alex Boyé, Thurl Bailey and comedian Jason Hewlett Tuesday, June 28 at Herriman High School at 7 p.m. Tickets will be $20 at the door.

    For information on how you can help, please visit daybreakutah.com or facebook.com/Daybreakutah.

    http://www.abc4.com/content/news/top_stories/story/Extreme-Makeover-Home-Edition-Utah-family-revealed/WHh51-5IO0mdbb_WaK7vww.cspx

    Jonah 🙂

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  114. Abrra said

    Betsy
    Imagine if David was a match as a marrow donor?

    What a great story. I admit to watching this TV show. Makes my eyes leak 😉

    Abrra

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  115. davidstopsmyaging said

    The banter you are all having regarding David’s vlog is too funny…..

    What a great article, Betsy! It really fits into David’s “friend” theme —- that friends do things for their friends just because they can. I wonder if David knows about the marrow drive? Jonah is his friend……

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  116. betsy said

    Abs, that would be perfect. But due to his trip to India, I think he has to wait a year to donate anything.
    He’s got a lot of friends though. 🙂

    And I have never gotten through a single episode of that show without crying.

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  117. Abrra said

    I was thinking he had been tested back when he met Jonah for the first time. He would be clear for donating then, right?

    Abrra

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  118. Betsy, Thanks for finding that link. I’m so happy for Jonah and his family!They will have a new home full of the necessities that will help to make his life easier.
    Sounds like there is quite the rally for finding an acceptable donor. I’m praying they’ll find one soon.

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  119. Dakgal said

    All your comments on David’s vlog have me scratching my head and giggling at the same time. What the random!!

    I’ve had to watch it at least four times now to catch a lot of what he is saying. I don’t do mumble well.

    He looks tired and in need of some of his alone time or sleep–body says “HEY! I feel like its two hours later than what the clock says. The way he looks off to the side when he says he is going to rehearse with the band today, makes me wonder if he’s there already and off in a closet or a cave(lighting), but I think I see THE PICTURE in the background.

    I can’t figure out if the computer screen is lighting his face or if the glow that emanates from his face is the lighting.

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  120. Susie said

    To the Voice Readers:

    I apologize if my post is totally out of context with what you are talking about, but I have spent the last several hours (what am I talking about – years is the word) listening to him, reading his words, seeing him live, contemplating him, experiencing him, savoring his beauty.

    We really have only seen him when on American Idol or being under the control of Jive.

    I think Myrtle Beach was just a tease.

    I can communicate through song – his own words.

    On the American Idol Tour -” You know I like to sing songs that have a message in them” and then he sang – “When You Say You Love Me”.

    Lately he has sung:

    The Best is Yet to Come!

    I Gotta Get Through This!

    Sending Out an SOS

    Everyone Wants To Rule The World – and said “So I kinda take this song to my own personal meaning”

    Hold on! Hang in!
    For the Ride of your Life
    It’s gonna be alright!
    Hang on Tight!

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  121. betsy said

    #117 Abs – Maybe he was. I hope so. It’s got me thinking. Next bone marrow drive that they have in our town, I am going and so are my kids.

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  122. skydancer1x said

    Susie, you sound excited! haha!♥ it!
    and to think,for the last 15 minutes, I have been sitting here reading “The Zamboni Story”

    Abrra, you are a super sleuth.I am convinced can find David wherever he is, has been, and will be.
    as you said at 94…………..
    “And he is trying to think of what he did last week? LOL Read your fan sites David, we are your professional career’s journal of events! BWAHAAAHAHAHA 😉 I think your ‘wand’ has more magical powers than you’re telling us.

    wonderful news that Jonah and family are getting a house. always choke up watching that show, but really look forward to seeing this one when it airs.I will be boo-hooing through the whole thing!

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  123. Abrra said

    Sky
    Since you mentioned my wand, I picked up a shiny new one with an outfit to match. 😉

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    Abrra

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  124. bebereader said

    Betsy,
    Thanks for the heartfelt article about Jonah.
    Prayers said for finding a doner for him.
    I can’t think of a more deserving family for a brand new house!

    Dak,
    “I can’t figure out if the computer screen is lighting his face or if the glow that emanates from his face is the lighting.” <<< Loved this!

    Abrra,
    Your new dress and wand are just beautiful!!

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  125. betsy said

    The fans made a lovely welcoming video.
    Welcome to Vietnam

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  126. Susie said

    #120 – Sorry – last line should have been – Hold On Tight.

    Have a Good Friday Everyone!

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  127. Abrra said

    Almost 5k views on the latest blog!

    Bringing some of my favorite comments over. It’s interesting to see the same thoughts expressed by fans from all over. One world, one David 😉

    When will you decide to go on a NEW USA TOUR,DAVID.We’re waiting for you to get out on the road again and start JAMMING!!!!!!! DAVID we’re all supporting you from day1 and will continue to forever.David one THING you can count on is ALL OF YOUR FANS are STILL HERE LOVING YOU!!!!!!! D nice haircut

    ****
    Only true fans understand true David Archuleta.

    Kudos to him for not succumbing to cheap popularity that most celebrities create to maintain fame. He pursues only positive power of music.

    July will have full of concert videos from Asian tour and Stadium of Fire. Stay tune!!

    ****
    I’ve been a fan of you from the start because your so genuine, talented, cute, and like wow, all I can say is that someday your gonna make a lucky girl very happy, God bless you ! xx

    ****
    i could listen to you talk forever… as well as sing… but i already do that 😀 hope to see you here in Wisconsin soon ❤

    ****
    I feel like your brain is always all over the place when you wanna make a blog! 🙂 haha.. but that is why they are so great..

    ****
    Im sort of in love with you…..  🙂

    ****

    some times i get lost from just looking at him and i have to watch the video over and over again 😛

    ****

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    ****
    You know your like gorgeous ?

    Abrra

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  128. pocoelsy said

    Hello everyone,

    Love the vid from Vietnam that Bestsy post above, it remind me of my home, the food, the fruit, the people and it really warmed my heart to see that David is really loved and admired “THIS BIG” , well, how could you not love him it’s impossible!

    Sony Malaysia just post on their FB that the vip ticket (300 rm.) are 60 % sold and it sold the fastest haha I think I know why, ha we just want to make sure and see with our own eyes that he really is a HUMAN BEING not a robot or some computerise 3d image he is too “perfect” to be true ( I really don’t know what you call that thing “androi” or something!!?)
    they’re going to have TV. commercial for his concert on Astro may be next week and TOSOD is #6 on Fly Fm. hot 10 @10 this morning…..yay looking good, me likeyyy.

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  129. skydancer1x said

    123.Abrra,I like your style! You look positively stunning.:) Lady Gaga eat your heart out!

    124.Bebe, love those eyes. could you do another one? of those lips?

    Betsy, nothing but ♥love♥ comes through that video, they made me cry.
    David, do you have any idea, for real, how much people love you? Truly LOVE you?All around the world?

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  130. Angelica said

    Aww….I am full of aw and awe this morning. Jonah is getting a new home and a bone marrow transplant because of so much outpouring of love. I’m just all amazed at the good people who are making this happen. And that Viet Nam fan welcome video is one of the sweetest things ever. I hope he gets to see that. They sure know the way to his heart, don’t they? That food looked delicious!

    Interesting in that vlog he was reading the words No finish line behind him somewhere? We know he’s a runner. When I googled “no finish line” this is all I found. I think it fits well with his philosophy toward life, (though I have no idea what he had on his wall at all. He is full of randomness and mystery.

    Photobucket

    Abrra, your new wand is beautiful. So much nicer than that ugly stick you used to carry.

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  131. Abrra said

    Angelica

    Be careful what you say, IT knows where you live 😉

    Abrra

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  132. bebereader said

    New Skating Show Appearance!

    Pandora Unforgettable Holiday Moments on Ice

    Live Show
    Saturday, November 12, 2011
    Grand Canyon University Arena
    Phoenix, AZ

    Tickets on Sale Soon
    NBC Airdate
    Sunday, November 27, 2011
    4:00 – 6:00pm EST
    Check your local listings!
    Ovation Network Airdates

    Artists: David Archuleta, Mannheim Steamroller

    http://www.dissonskating.com/shows/2011/pandora-unforgettable-holiday-moments-on-ice/

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  133. bebereader said

    Betsy,

    Beautiful video from the fans in Vietnam. Thank you for bringing it here. I saw it last night and the outpouring of love was so touching. There’s no culture or language gap. Fans all over the world feel the same love. Love is universal.

    When you hang around Twitter like I do, (Angelica accused me of being on Twitter 24/7. That is so not true! It’s more like 23/7! Let’s get that straight! LOL), it’s evident that there’s a much larger fanbase out there than I thought. Tweets to David come
    from all parts of the world, with the same expression of love…from Thailand, the Island of Guam, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, France, New Zealand, Ireland, England, Argentina, Columbia, Egypt, Mexico, Israel, Finland, Vietnam, The Philippines…and those are only the ones that I remember!

    Pocoelsy,

    I’m so envious that you get to hear the songs from TOSOD on your radio station. Your DJs really have it going on!

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  134. bebereader said

    One more thing, According to this article in USA Today, David is supposed to make an appearance at the Special Olympics Festivities in Greece.

    Maria Shriver touches down in Greece

    “Maria Shriver, who was snapped as she ran errands in Beverly Hills earlier this week, has touched down in Athens.

    Shriver will be spending the next several days in Greece, where the 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games kick off today.

    Jill Biden, wife of the vice president, is leading a presidential delegation to the games, joining 7,000 athletes from more than 170 countries, their families, as well as thousands of coaches, family members, volunteers and spectators.

    We can tell you that Shriver is in Greece with her children. She won’t be speaking at the Opening Ceremonies on Saturday, but she is scheduled to walk out during the Parade of Athletes with Team Afghanistan.

    On Sunday, she will speak at a ceremony that will be dedicating a statue and square in honor of Eunice Kennedy Shriver in Maroussi (next to Olympic Stadium). This is the first Special Olympics to take place since Shriver, who founded the games, died in 2009.

    Among the celebs expected at the festivities: David Archuletta, Nadia Comanici, Brooklyn Decker, Michelle Kwan and Vanessa Williams.”

    http://content.usatoday.com/communities/entertainment/post/2011/06/maria-shriver-touches-down-in-greece-/1

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  135. Blueberry Ice said

    Happy Friday to all! I’ve been enjoying all the wonderful comments and dialogue, so I hesitated about posting but then it’s just too irresistable when it comes to gushing about David that I’ll apologize in advance for repeating what has been said so much better.

    Angelica; You have beautifully posted what we all feel … just so proud of David! The pressures he faced must have been with tremendous stress and yet, he never compromised his character, never complaining, never blaming, never showing any disgruntlement or disrespect. Instead he shared his feelings through his music. How admirable is his level of maturity, professionalism, and insightfulness. Such an amazing role model! It’s my hope that my kids will appreciate and learn from David that having values, faith, conviction to do good, and not giving in to wordly pressures is so much more important and rewarding than the temporary thrill of materialistic success. It’s sad that what seems to be newsworthy are the mindless and crazy antics of society when there are many more meaningful portraits of inspiring people who are trying to make a positive difference in this world.

    David’s vblog shows alot is happening for him that I wanted to send him a prayer for his good health, safety, and ongoing blessings … to preserve his peace, joy and happiness during this not-so-quiet time.

    How fierce the Asian fans are … just love all the unabashed display of love, devotion and support for David!

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  136. djafan said

    Pocoelsy, I’ve seen him several times and he looks real human but I’m not thoroughly convinced lol.

    Abrra, Love the Love ♥♥♥

    Betsy, I hope David sees the Vietnam video, thanks for linking it.

    Susie, No apologies necessary ♥ Say whats on your mind. What you said is interesting. I’ve listening to TOSOD with new ears and those lyrics have taken a whole new meaning, lots of stuff was sure going on that we have no clue about.

    Sky, “David, do you have any idea, for real, how much people love you? Truly LOVE you?All around the world?”

    Ahhhh… We need to make sure to let him know 🙂

    Angelica, I’d never seen that. Good words, wonder if David knows them, he must, I think,

    Bebe, Great news! More appearances!!! Skating in November and Greece kick off today???

    LadyV tweets…

    morning all.. meeting and hopefully seeing my friend @DavidArchie at lunchtime.. yeay about 1 hour ago via web

    David responds, he’s to cute lol

    @LadyVmusic Woo hoo! about 1 hour ago via web in reply to LadyVmusic

    And more interviews and meetings?!!! Him and his stuff!!!

    Howdy all. Just a quick phone interview and then heading to a meeting later. 44 minutes ago via web

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  137. cb said

    Just needed to say how much I love and appreciate the articles here, and all of you.

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  138. djafan said

    Blueberry Ice, Please no hesitation, we love to hear what you have to say and there is never to much David love 🙂

    Hi CB, we love for you to join in ♥ don’t be a stranger!

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  139. Dakgal said

    I know David is above average in many ways, but unless he’s Superman, I don’t know how he’s going to make this appearance:

    The Special Olympics World Summer Games 2011 will take place between June 25 and July 4 in Athens, home to the first Olympic games. …

    Maybe a video???? 😕

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  140. Dakgal said

    After thought Charlie here again 😳

    I just wanted to say how awesome for little Jonah and his family–I hope and pray everything works out for him–such a little doll–wonder if David still keeps in contact–I wouldn’t doubt it!!

    This is just because—and it’s one of my all time favorites–I don’t know who’s cuter.

    Jasmine11394

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  141. bebereader said

    #139 Dakgal,

    Unless he’s on the plane now or will be soon, I don’t know how he can make it to the Opening Ceremonies in Greece.

    Wait for it…Tomorrow morning he tweets “Hello From Greece” LOL LOL

    This just in from Twitter!

    MoTabChoir
    Our CD and DVD with @DavidArchie, titled “Glad Christmas Tidings” will release Sept. 6.

    about 3 hours ago via web

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  142. Dakgal said

    Isn’t it already tomorrow over there—today??? LOL

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  143. Abrra said

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    http://www.livestream.com/thevoiceunplugged

    Abrra

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  144. bebereader said

    Dak,

    I just checked. It’s 2:33 AM Saturday morning in Athens, Greece right now.

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  145. bebereader said

    Mystery about David’s Special Olympics appearance in Greece solved:

    Found on Archuleta FanScene:

    UPDATE from Todd: According to our sources, David had hoped to go to this special event, but a scheduling conflict made it not possible at this time.

    http://archuletafanscene.com/2011/06/24/david-archuleta-is-expected-to-be-in-greece-for-special-olympics-festivities/

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  146. skydancer1x said

    gee, things are certainly picking up pace again! Greece? (how the heck??) a skating special in November?♥ like that.

    Dak and Bebe. Guess we will just have to wait and see. :))

    rant……
    (Is there no such thing as proof reading anymore?I have read so many articles, on Yahoo, and other places. like the newspaper,hello! where facts and spelling mean nothing. What is wrong with these people??) sorry, makes me crazy!)

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  147. poof said

    Here is a list for you of the things that have made me tear up in the last twelve, yes, just twelve hours.

    Bluesky#106 Instead, I wil just bring popcorn and apples and a big, heartfelt sigh of gladness for your presence in the world.

    Watching the joy and delight David has singing with Jonah.

    Watching the Vietnam video welcoming David. I am so thankful that these kids do not know a life of war. I am so touched and excited that David will be there.

    Reading about David helping Brooke White move in Ventura, it occured to me, I Might Run Into David there when I am visiting my daughter next week. In the car this morning, I was day dreaming about that a bit and thinking about what I would say if I met him at “Trader Joe’s”. I shocked myself. I was totally at a loss for words and flustered at just the thought! This is truly Not Me! I have never met David, never been to a concert. I teared up over my day dream!

    I would attribute this behavior to hormones,,, but I don’t think I have any anymore. Guess it is something else.

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  148. skydancer1x said

    ok, mystery solved! thanks Bebe.
    The good thing is he was requested♥of course

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  149. bebereader said

    Love the Manila Buzzzz.

    David Archuleta Live In Manila

    “Sweetening the air with his charming voice and warming the hearts of those that hear him, it is no wonder that Manila cannot get enough of David Archuleta.
    The American Idol Season 7 runner-up makes his much-longed for return to the country as he is set for a show at Araneta Coliseum.
    ETC and Ovation Productions present David Archuleta Live In Manila on July 18, Monday at 8PM. Fans can hear him sing his hit songs “Crush”, “Touch My Hand”, “A Little Too Not Over You”, “Something ‘bout Love” and “Elevator”.
    David, a Teen Choice Award Winner and one of Forbes’ Breakout Stars of 2008, has accumulated a large and loyal fan base around the world and most in particular in the Philippines. A frequent visitor to the country, this will be David’s third concert in three years proving that his fans just cannot get enough of him.
    For more details and ticket inquiries call TicketNet at (63 2) 911-5555.”

    http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/9462661-david-archuleta-live-in-manila

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  150. archiesfan4life said

    Poof #147 – loved your comment, especially this: I would attribute this behavior to hormones,,, but I don’t think I have any anymore. Guess it is something else. hahahaha!!

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  151. MT said

    I’ve missed so much! Thanks to everyone for the vlog, vids and tweets, and of course the gorgeous pics. 🙂

    I’m late posting about the vlog, but it’s so very David, he’s such a sweetheart and there’s so much he wants to tell us but he can’t yet. And it’s so good to see him so excited about his trip to Asia.

    Betsy, 125 Just beautiful. Wow! Such a heartfelt tribute and welcome video from the fans in Vietnam. I really hope David gets to see it.

    Dak, 140. The vid of Jonah and David is so precious. Once I started watching it, I couldn’t stop. That vid, on repeat, is a never-ending smile. Love that they are doing such a wonderful thing for little Jonah and his family. ♥

    Abrra, that pic in 127, I don’t even know where to begin. ♪♫ Something ‘bout that beautiful faaaaaace ♪♫

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  152. bebereader said

    Sky, I hear what you’re saying about reporters who don’t check their facts before writing articles. In one current article, David was still 19 and in another he was already 21. Invariably, they spell his last name with two t’s. Once in a while, they list him as the winner of Season 7. At least they got that right. 😉

    Poof, “I would attribute this behavior to hormones,,, but I don’t think I have any anymore. Guess it is something else.”

    It’s something ’bout love, Poof! LOL I have a feeling that David is used to fans being at a loss for words when they meet him. The first time I met him I got one of his classic ‘Huh???s’ in reply to what I said. I can’t remember what I said to him. The second time was at a book signing. I was a little more coherent if not robotic. One day I just might get it right! 😉

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  153. bebereader said

    David tweets!

    DavidArchie

    Got a flat tire… But got it fixed so it’s all good. Thanks @ladyvmusic for helping me out haha
    6 minutes ago via txt

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  154. luvieD said

    Angelica, Well, I told you I would! Bahaha!! …. First of all I love your blog as usual. (BUTT not quite as much as the one before this that CRACKED me up …sorry I am a little BEHIND here) David is certainly the Portrait of a true man!! Staying true to himself. He amazes me with his maturity and priorities!! ..yep, you got it right girl!

    Now, the sweet Jonah! Oh my, how my 10 year old son was just sitting here peering over my shoulder watching the video with me …all amazed how this sweet little kid got to sing with David AND meet the soccer players (he is quite a soccer fan as well as a David Archuleta fan). Then I explained to him the how and why. What a teachable moment…..to never take health for granted and always hang on to your dreams. Yeh for Jonah and YEH for David as well as Real soccer for showing this kid a good time he will ever forget!

    And the Vietnam video….Yep you were right Angelica! David needs to see this one!! How exciting to have an answered prayer for Vietnam fans!!

    Last of all….the pic in # 127….speechless!

    and the MOTAB CD/DVD is coming out on Sept 6th! Of ALL Days my hubbys birthday……(I think I better apologize now in advance cause he aint gonna be happy when I sing O Come All Ye Faithful instead of Happy Birthday this year…….YIKES! )

    😉

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  155. Angelica said

    Luvie D,

    ♥♥♥ 🙂

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  156. Each flower is a good atmosphere for me.

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  157. Website said

    Website…

    David Archuleta ~ Portrait of a Man « The Voice…

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