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Diamonds are Forever ~ David Archuleta

Posted by dakgal on Friday, June 24, 2011

It’s (insert date), 2051 and a few of us current fans are sitting on the edge of our clouds, high above, waiting for the concert to begin. Others are using whatever means it takes to get them there, wheelchairs, walkers, canes (reality bites)—and some are still very capable of maneuvering on their own. People of all ages are there. The venue has been sold out for weeks and you can feel the anticipation in the air.

The sound of a heartbeat grows louder.

The band begins playing, the curtain drops and there is David! ♫♫ “Saw you from a distance, saw you from the stage” ♫♫. He still has the same beautiful voice, coming from a little older, very handsome David, who is appearing in one of his rare concerts.

This is my hope and wish for David:  FOR HIM TO HAVE A LIFE TIME OF SUCCESS!

With all the angst going on in David’s career (it seems to us), changing labels and management and all the things that go along with it, i.e. promotion –radio play-concerts- PR… I thought this would be a good time to address something that’s been bouncing around in my head for a quite while now.

SandyBeaches’s article on mentoring brought it back to mind again. The fact is I would like to see Neil Diamond mentor David. It probably won’t happen, but I think they think along the same lines about their music and Neil certainly has the experience.

Truth be known Neil Diamond is the only other singer that I would trip over myself to go see other than David.

There are probably a lot of stories out there like Neil Diamond’s but somehow it has always struck me that he and David are similar in a lot of ways.

Although Neil started out his career differently than David, it was his love of music that finally won over his plans for his future. After trying out college, Neil decided it was music that he wanted to do the rest of his life. He started out writing songs in a one room apartment with a piano and phone at age twenty. Those songs were recorded by a vast array of performers from many different musical genres. Later, he started recording songs himself and it was a slow but steady climb to the recognition and fame he has enjoyed for years now.

Neil has recorded over 40 albums and recorded over 100 songs he wrote himself. His style is hard to pinpoint. It varies from ballads, to classic rock and roll, to pop, to a piano and singer gig, sometimes even to a harder beat. But he never changes his style. He was and is a musical prodigy and I would like to see David’s career run a course parallel to his. Although at this point we don’t know which direction David is going to decide to go, you can be sure it will be diverse, not sticking with just one sound. He will have his own style.

When Neil and David are singing there is no mistaking who is singing. They both have their own unique sound and can sing any style of music with feeling and emotion. They both give dynamic, captivating live performances on stage, drawing their audience’s full attention.

David loves the connection he has to the audience in smaller venues, and Neil Diamond liked playing at these smaller venues also, around 1500 to 3000. He often stayed at one place for quite a while, playing to sold-out crowds. As his career grew he began playing at arenas and stadiums.

Neither sings or writes because they are ego driven or thrive on the lime light. They just want people to enjoy and appreciate their music. They both write and sing songs that have personal or meaningful thoughts. Neil Diamond wrote several unique songs, two of which were “Cracklin’ Rosie” and “Crunchy Granola Suite.” And if you’re wondering Cracklin’ Rose is a wine. The second one was inspired by his trip to an Indian reservation because he was impressed with their healthy food, and enjoyed it so much he wanted to write a song about it. Sound like anybody we know? The song “Elevator” David wrote about a dream he had comes to mind. David has stated that he doesn’t have writing a big hit in mind while writing a song; he just wants people to enjoy his songs and relate to the meaning or message he puts in them. Neil Diamond didn’t write for big hits, although it sometimes happened unexpectedly as with “Cherry Cherry” which to this day remains a famous tune. During his Hot August Nights concert, I recall him saying how it was a complete surprise the way it took off, because it took only about 15 minutes to write. I know in my bones that this will happen to David also.

Neil Diamond changed recording companies several times, once in a dispute over what kind of songs they wanted him to do. For him, it was sometimes a long drought in between song successes. There was never one hit after another. Without knowing how it worked back in Neil Diamond’s younger years, I’m sure he wasn’t marketed to just one age group. Everybody liked listening to him because he was good, and like David, appealed to people of all ages

On the final 5 show David sang Neil’s “Sweet Caroline” and “America.” Neil Diamond was the mentor and I’m sure he was referring to David when he said “there are a couple of prodigies in this group.”

David is just getting started, and as he matures and gains more of life’s experiences, he will write some mega hits. Maybe some will be sung by someone else, but he WILL record many himself. David began writing songs at the age of eleven. He has since written several wonderful songs and is presently working on writing more and perfecting his skills in this area. At twenty years old he is already head and shoulders above anybody out there when it comes to singing and expressing a song. This musical prodigy has something else in common with Neil Diamond—-they both adore their mothers.

Diamond continues to tour successfully, and maintains a very loyal following.

On Monday, March 14, 2011 , at age 70, Neil Diamond was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He continues to tour successfully, and maintains a very loyal following.

I just want David to achieve success, security, balance and happiness, cause that’s not a bad place to be and if it comes slowly but surely, like Neil Diamond’s, that’s just fine with me!

64 Responses to “Diamonds are Forever ~ David Archuleta”

  1. bluesky said

    Dakgal… Hey! I grew up with ND and loved him. I love that you wrote this with such passion. You go, girl!!

    And about those clouds? I like that you are assuming us fans are heading upwards. Just sayin’.

    And DA: one of the things I appreciate most about him is his deep respect for other artists, how he seems to see things I might not see when he looks at them (or us) and listens to their work. I love to hear his comments about others cause I know he gleans a deepness and brings loveliness to light. I think you have gleaned from ND. Thanks for the post.

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  2. Jan said

    Dakgal, great article! Never thought about the parallels on their two lives. David, ND and Elvis are my favorites. They all put on great concerts..loved going to them. The last time I went to ND’s concert it sold out so fast he had another one the next night. Back then, everyone had lighters and they would light them up when he sang and sing along with him. Really awesome!
    David is at the top of my list, there is just something special about him. I’m one of the lucky ones that “get” him and I wish him a long and productive life. At 20, he’s got a great start and with him knowing what he wants, he’s on his way to be a very big star!

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  3. Marylee said

    “The sound of a heartbeat grows louder”.

    Dakgal: Lovely article~I know for sure I’ll be one of David’s fanangels who will be sitting on the edge of a cloud with the very same anticipation I feel now just before seeing David perform live. Neil Diamond remains one of my favorite artists of all time. I pray that David will enjoy the same success & longevity that Mr. Diamond has experienced..nothing would make me happier. In the end, what I REALLY wish for David is complete contentment in his world of music~the ultimate success. ❤

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  4. Abrra said

    “Neil Diamond changed recording companies several times, once in a dispute over what kind of songs they wanted him to do. ”

    I did a little digging on wikipedia and another similarity between David and Neil Diamond.

    “Diamond began to feel restricted by Bang Records, wanting to record more ambitious, introspective music.”

    And this piece of trivia about his inspiration for Sweet Caroline:

    “Diamond admitted in 2007 that he had written “Sweet Caroline” for Caroline Kennedy after seeing her on the cover of Life Magazine in an equestrian riding outfit.”

    I know the exact picture of Caroline. She is sitting on Macaroni her pony!

    Dak
    This was a fun read and took me back to the 1970’s Concert for America that I attended in Providence RI The big orchestra sound and the American flag backdrop as Neil sang his heart out!

    OH, and one last tidbit I heard recently when ND was inaugurated into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He was referred to as the Jewish Elvis!

    I’ll finish out my comment with the KING singing Sweet Caroline. It starts slow and builds to an amazing performance. I choose this for the “moves” /cough shoulder roll at :15

    If David ever gets his groove on like this, the audience will need the paddles for sure!

    Abrra

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  5. madeline said

    You are 100% plus correct!! I’m 73 years old and I love Neil Diamond, I’ve seen ND in person BUT I’ve seen David in person more!!! They are very much alike and I agree I hope and pray to God that this young man will reach the heights of his career. That would be absolutely wonderful if ND can be his mentor. You wrote a wonderful story, please keep up with your writing. I so appreciate it. Thank you so much.

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  6. poof said

    Watching the video of Elvis, I was again reminded why I think David is one in a million,,, no incomparable. When I listen only to Elvis, I love it. His voice is incredible and the arrangement of the song is great. But, when I watch him, though yes, he is a beautiful man, he seems disconnected from the lyrics. To me he looks like he is dancing around, even a little sarcastically, to entertain the audience.

    David, on the other hand, IS the other hand. We know he is singing to the audience, but the point is to express the meaning in the song to them. For me, David’s moves are an organic part of the song, his physical addition to his voice, and the lyrics. I think few artists can do that, and very few even know to try.

    Elvis, I loved you,, but, sorry,,,, you have been replaced!

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  7. skydancer1x said

    oh Dak! Just love this and you are so right! I love Neil Diamond.Always have. He would be a great mentor for David.Saw him in concert back in the 70’s, and he was so good.(Just thinking out loud here but can you imagine David covering Holly Holy! or I am I Said. Eeeeeeeek!)

    this is so true>>>> “When Neil and David are singing there is no mistaking who is singing. They both have their own unique sound and can sing any style of music with feeling and emotion. They both give dynamic, captivating live performances on stage, drawing their audience’s full attention.”

    and this>>>>>>”This musical prodigy has something else in common with Neil Diamond—-they both adore their mothers”. ♥♥♥

    might I add, they both have that somethin’ somethin’ onstage with their natural “moves” and they both look sexy in black 🙂

    Neil Diamond is a legend , David is a legend in the making.

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  8. bluesky said

    #6 Poof:

    “But, when I watch him, though yes, he is a beautiful man, he seems disconnected from the lyrics. To me he looks like he is dancing around, even a little sarcastically, to entertain the audience.”

    Umm. This was 1970. I feel that perhaps Elvis was already using substances and feeling a bit jaded, “not present” and perhaps “going through the motions”. I did not follow his career so I really cannot say that I know this. However, the fun and innocent silliness, the passion and intensity of his earlier work I feel is lacking in this particular performance.

    I pray that DA has a different path. Owning his own and being more sure of what he truly DOES want, being more sure as well of what he truly does NOT want at such a young age… may those double blessings stand him in good stead, both as anchors and as sails.

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  9. bluesky said

    Dakgal…

    I love the humility and human-ness of ND in that video above. When DA addresses him, all excited and eager, and he replies with complete sincerity, “I’ll do the best I can.” And then at the end when ND says, “… with a little guidance and a couple of suggestions – which I hope he takes to heart – ….” he says it while sounding (to me) as though he hopes he came across as caring and supportive as well as professional.

    It seems like the ones we don’t hear a lot about, that lead quieter lives, are more like DA himself. That is, have higher standards for themselves regarding their behavior. Quiet is okay by me.

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  10. luvieD said

    Now I have “September Morn” stuck in my head! I didnt grow up listening to Neil Diamond but he has an amazing voice. I instantly became a fan when on American Idol Neil Diamond Week he called David “sort of a young prodigy”. . Yep, Neil knows one when he sees one! 🙂

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  11. MT said

    Dak, Great article! I never had the pleasure of seeing Neil Diamond in person but I have certainly listened to a lot of his music. I hadn’t ever thought of Neil Diamond mentoring David. Interesting idea. I hope David’s path is similar and takes him toward that “lifetime of success.”

    I have to say I LOVE the diamond comparison too. So accurate: a beautiful, many-faceted gem of the highest quality. Right.on.the.money. “Diamonds are forever” and I like the idea of our diamond/David’s career lasting forever.

    This >> “Everybody liked listening to him because he was good, and like David, appealed to people of all ages.” Though I’ve seen some comments (not here) that this has actually been a detriment to David’s career by making him difficult to market, I think this will ultimately serve him well in the long run.

    As for us watching David from the clouds, lol, I certainly hope I get to see him perform live before I take up residence there. 🙂

    1. Bluesky: “And about those clouds? I like that you are assuming us fans are heading upwards. Just sayin’.” LOL Dak has faith in us.

    6. Poof, I get a little of what you mean about the disconnect and the dancing in that particular performance. But if I remember correctly, Elvis could definitely pour out the intensity and energy in his performances while dancing back in his younger days. (I was a big Elvis fan, can you tell? LOL) I’d love to see a little of that dancing from our darling David. As Abrra said: “If David ever gets his groove on like this, the audience will need the paddles for sure!” I’m ready to take that chance!

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  12. Angelica said

    LuvieD,

    Hello, my friend, hello. 🙂

    Dakgal,

    Thanks for this comparison of Neil Diamond and David. There was a time in my past when I needed to play ND every day just to get though it. I loved “Heartlight” and “Hello” especially during that period. Like David, he wrote and sang songs that were so positive and uplifting and I’m thankful for the gift they were to me. He didn’t just cover songs, he created them and gave them life with his voice and often restored my soul during a troubling time. I loved the autobiographical movie he did, The Jazz Singer. Good man and a great artist. His career has spanned so many years that we sometimes forget he was young himself once. Here is an early video of him singing another great song, “I am, I said.”

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  13. Heidijoy said

    Great article Dakal!! I can identify in so many ways and relate to many of the comments. I have been fortunate to see Neil in concert when he opened our new 12,000 seat Arena back in 1993. I of course had been listening to his music for years. They brought him back the next year. Fast forward to 2009 I brought 10 family members of three generations to see David open for Demi. (ages 10 to 70) I’ve actually seen David more (Reno,Moline and MoTab) and plan to see him more while I still can. I think Neil would be a good mentor. He seemed so humble when David asked for his suggestions. What a gentle soul.
    I hate to think of 2051!!! Yikes!! Definitely will be on a different cloud as a very proud Archangel.
    I used to want David to hurry up because of my age but am very happy and content with David taking whatever time he needs.
    Of course I’m hoping for some US tours this coming fall. Hope to see many of you there.

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  14. Heidijoy said

    P.S. My cousin is a big Elvis fan to this day. Radio etc. set to Elvis music. Sad that his life/career ended to soon. Noticed the disconnect with the song and his jerky movements. He definitely felt it more in his early years. SAD!

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  15. Jan said

    Comparing David with two greats, Elvis and ND makes me so happy! I have compared David with Elvis for a long time. But, David sings so much better than Elvis did at 20, or even 17!! But they are both unique in their own way. I have XM radio in my car and when I’m not listening to David’s cd, Elvis is on.
    When Elvis or ND came out with a new album, I’d put on my earphones and listen to it over and over. Now I do that with David. I have all of ND’s and Elvis’ albums and cd’s. My favorite Elvis cd is “From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee”. Didn’t like it at first because it was somewhat different from his usual, but after hearing it 3 times, fell in love with it. My favorite ND is “Hot August Night”.
    Seen both Elvis and ND in concert twice each, but, so far I’ve got to see David live 8 times and have met him 4 times! With my age, I will go see him as long as I can.
    Yes, Heidijoy, in 2051, I too, will be watching David on a different cloud as a proud Archangel!!

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  16. Heidijoy said

    Ha!Ha! Jan. Hope we can run into each other again. I think we realize Life is to short not to do what you enjoy even if others may not understand. Approval is not a requirement to ENJOY Life.

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  17. Marian said

    Great Article! I am a very long-time avid fan of Neil Diamond and of course David! When I saw the two of them interacting on the mentor segment of AI (Neil Diamond week) I had an amazing feeling. Not only were my two all-time favs meeting eachother, but I felt something special and had many of the same thoughts as you put in your article. Many times while listening to a Neil song I have felt the similarity between the two. I could easily hear David singing Neil’s “Man of God” and many others. I would love to see Neil mentor David, too! Two musical geniuses for sure! David will have an amazing career of his own and it will be all in good time as it is supposed to be for him.

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  18. Proud 50 yr old David fan said

    Good morning everyone. It is Vee from Sydney , the long lost golden archie( I am now a proud 50 yr old fan), trying to send you a warm hello from the freezing early morning Sydney . It’s been so long since I made comments in any fan site. But I have been very good in reading everything , love all the articles , love all the comments , I laughed and cried with you all. I am so sorry I missed saying, “Happy birthday , get well soon , you are in my prayers.” I am still with all you guys. Just personal problems, ex husband, divorce in the making but at the same time enjoying single blessedness. I can read anytime , middle of the night or early morning without feeling guilty of waking another person in the room.

    Just to add to the comparison, both David and Neil have long eyelashes see the video above That is the reason why I made this comment , not the MB videos , blackbird , gotta get through this, everybody wants to rule the world or the motab, Nope , one of favourite body parts, eyelashes, why o why , these men have long long curly eyelashes to add to their other gorgeous qualities. just a follow up of previous article, body parts. ha ha , love this young man .

    Hope this works ms abrra Exhibit 1 http://davidarchuletavn.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/David-in-ai-days-12.jpg
    Thanks david archuleta vietnam. There is another one from fansofdavid , pam1cropped.jpg. Ms djafan , could you make a screecap of those lovely eyelashes of mr diamond for comparison.

    Second reason, I can’t help imagining David doing that hands and shoulder “elvis movement” , i was laughing, thanks abrra for that video . Well let us listen to the fans reaction

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=552rC37y52Q&feature=channel_video_title Hardrock Cafe concert, January 2009, thanks to likewhoaxox. But really I love David’s version.

    And finally another reason, I might go home to Manila to ” attend a forum, visit some projects and meet community doctors” in July. Don’t tell my ex , the concert was first and then the other important things will follow. My sister is trying to arrange meetings between July 13 to July 19 with a special side trip to see someone’s concert . All taken cared of: the ex will mind my two boys ( school holiday here from july2 to 19 ), enough frequent flyer points. Just to get work permission, grand parents nod and tickets to the concert . Keeping my fingers, toes and all my body cross.

    Doing happy dance now but wait , not yet when I get my plane ticket and concert tickets ………!!!!!!! JR if you are lurking, could you make contact please, your old mobile number doesn’t work? If all works well , I hope to see some Pinoy Archie.

    Sorry for the long comment, please disregard , spelling and grammatical errors.

    Will go back to lurking again, until the next time.

    Cyber hug to everyone:):)
    Vee

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  19. Proud 50 yr old David fan said

    Sorry forgot to say please to ms Djafan, fir the screen cap.

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  20. Abrra said

    Proud 50 yr old David fan

    I fixed your video embedding, but the picture link is broken, sorry! Please email the picture and I can add it back to your comment.

    Please don’t go back into the shadows? What is everyone did that? hmmm? Your voice has been missed. I hope you can find time to come to chat tonight. /hugs

    Abrra

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  21. kaycee said

    Dakgal, awesome article! I was a big Neil Diamond fan as well in my younger years.. I have a particular soft spot for “Jonathan Livingston Seagull”. And “Sweet Caroline” is a family staple at every wedding, complete with dance moves that have evolved over the years! Both David and Neil sing with such heart and soul.

    Vee–cyber hug back at you from another pentagenarian! Hope all your plans work out! (Funny thing, I always notice eye lashes too.)

    DavidArchie David Archuleta
    Working on more music today. Busy day!

    New song?…I wonder how soon we’ll be able to hear new “stuff”. He’s been working pretty hard lately on music–it makes me wonder if a new song will come out with the new site or at SOF or with the Asia tour.

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  22. bebereader said

    Nice to see so many Neil Diamond fans here!

    Dak,

    When I first saw David and Neil Diamond together on American Idol the week Neil was mentoring, I had a good feeling. Neil immediately “got” David and recognized his talent. I was a fan of Neil Diamond’s when I was a young teen and I regret never having seen him in concert. (I did, however see Elvis in concert once!)

    David’s music makes me feel good and that’s the same way I feel after listening to Neil Diamond’s music. It’s an affirmation of life – good, honest, connect with the
    audience music.

    Thank you for making the comparison between David and Neil Diamond. Lovely article, Dak! 🙂

    Favorite Neil Diamond songs: I Am, I Said and Sweet Caroline.

    Vee! You’ve been missed and now you say you’re going back to lurkdom! Nooo. Please stay and play. We’re in chat on Saturday nights til the wee hours of the morning here. Hoping to see you soon! (Eyelashes FTW!)

    David tweets!

    Working on more music today. Busy day!
    37 minutes ago

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  23. Dakgal said

    A writer I am not, when it takes as long as it did me to write about four paragraphs–that’s a good clue, but if the article makes a modicum of sense–then mission accomplished. 😉

    I love all your comments and glad to see a lot of Neil Diamond lovers out there.

    #1 Bluesky—“And about those clouds? I like that you are assuming us fans are heading upwards. Just sayin’.”——-Of course, is there another direction?

    #2–Jan–I’m one of the lucky ones that “get” him and I wish him a long and productive life. ——- And that’s why we get to sit on a cloud.

    #3–Marylee–“I know for sure I’ll be one of David’s fanangels who will be sitting on the edge of a cloud with the very same anticipation I feel now just before seeing David perform live.”——– We’re going to have to add some more cumulus for that day!

    #4–Abs–“If David ever gets his groove on like this, the audience will need the paddles for sure!”——-Would that be called a “look back’ with a “shoulder come along”?

    #5–Madeline–“They are very much alike and I agree I hope and pray to God that this young man will reach the heights of his career.”—————Amen to that!!!

    #6–Poof–“For me, David’s moves are an organic part of the song, his physical addition to his voice, and the lyrics.”——-Yeah!! For physical addition. 😉

    #7–Sky—-“might I add, they both have that somethin’ somethin’ onstage with their natural “moves” and they both look sexy in black”——-Yes, you may and thank you ( how could I have missed that) –THUD

    #10–Luvie D—“Yep, Neil knows one when he sees one!” :)——–and so do we, we aren’t no dummies.

    # 11–MT—-“I have to say I LOVE the diamond comparison too. So accurate: a beautiful, many-faceted gem of the highest quality. Right.on.the.money.”———-That credit goes to Angelica–who never disappoints, she is so clever!

    #12 –Angelica—Oh my, that’s all I can say– love that song–and I’ve never seen that video–who says you can’t close your eyes and sing–

    To be Continued—time to eat and rest up for chat.

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  24. djafan said

    Dak, thanks for giving me a ND tour, I didn’t know much about him just that he called David a prodigy and that was instant like for me lol. He sounds like a good genuine person and has done the things necessary for a long and successful career without having to sell his soul.

    David tweeted he was at the Mana concert last night, they are very popular in Latin America and have had a long and successful career.

    DavidArchie At the Mana concert at the Staples Center!
    about 16 hours ago

    Their genre of music is what we call Roc En Espanol. Sunny Hilden tweeted that she was listening to this song by Mana a couple of days ago, Bendita La Luz. I can see David singing and killing this. If David is going to cover this I’m going to need lots of help. See for yourself…

    And it Looks like he was with Dave Felice.

    @davidfmusic

    Fun end to the night last night hangin’ with @davidarchie at Cafe Cordiale listening to some good music and great players!

    Working on more music…something is definitely up 🙂

    DavidArchie Working on more music today. Busy day!
    about 1 hour ago

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  25. Heidijoy said

    Djfan, Get your detective skills on. Jon Secada tweeted a note to David and he’s a Spanish songwriter who appears to be complimenting David. He loves song writing.

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  26. djafan said

    Hey Vee!!!!

    So nice to hear from you! I’m crossing everything for you to make it to Manila!!!

    We love hearing from you make sure not to stay away. As soon as I have my computer back I’ll get to some serious screen capping. I’m on ipad now and not easy to do.

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  27. Angelica said

    Vee aka Proud 50 Year Old David Fan (Proud LUCKY 50 Year Old David Fan who gets to see him soon!) If eyelashes are all it takes to get you out of lurkdom, here you go!

    Photobucket

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  28. djafan said

    Heidijoy, thank you! I’m on it. Very familiar with Jon Secada OH BOY!!!!!!

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  29. djafan said

    WHAT DOES THIS SOUND LIKE TO YOUS!!!!! IS HE WORKING WITH HIM ???!!!

    JonSecada @DavidArchie Great stuff…..best of luck. Love working on music.
    about 1 hour ago in reply to DavidArchie

    Jon Secada is an English and Spanish singer/songwriter who is also very popular in Latin America. Here is one of his best called Angel.

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  30. Heidijoy said

    I got the impression he may have @ least looked @ something David wrote. He has a surprise for his Asian tour but couldn’t tell yet when he did the Vlog. Speculating for the win. Thanks DJAFan. Love the song!

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  31. Angelica said

    Dja,

    Thanks for the Jon Secada video. Gaaah what I wouldn’t give to hear David do that note from 3:39 – 3:43. OooGaaah!

    What is he up to? Working to the wee hours, Spanish writers, Spanish concerts? Bringing this over from the last thread posted by Xaris on the Asia interview…

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

    Have mercy indeed.

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  32. Marian said

    Angelica, thank you! I would love to hear what David thought after meeting Neil. “I Am I Said” is one of my very favorites. I’m sure David often feels conflicted with his work in LA taking him away from his beloved Utah. Maybe one day he’ll write his own version.

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  33. emmegirl said

    So much going on. First, Dak, thanks for a great article on the similarities of ND and D. Hot August Night one of my fav albums. It’s easy to forget how many great songs he had. I Am I Said, one of my most favorite. Love this, “Neither sings or writes because they are ego driven or thrive on the lime light. They just want people to enjoy and appreciate their music. They both write and sing songs that have personal or meaningful thoughts.” For a “non-writer” you done good! And with everything said, David is still so young. What he has in front of him is incredible, and his potential is immeasurable.

    poof, D has swiftly gone to the top of the list for me too. What sets him apart is his all encompassing talents – the voice, his incredible and unique stylizing, uncanny ability to improvise every song in virtually every performance, mesmerizing performance skills, can sing anything from many genres as well as any established artist, dynamic stage presence, a hot tamale dancer, blossoming songwriter, ability to arrange genius covers, and the ability to cross that threshold that many others can’t – into a body and soul connection with the music and the audience. How many artists out there of any age can claim the same…and all in a beautiful wrapper around a genuine, humble (I could go on) center.

    dja, I looked up the lyrics to that beautiful Bendita La Luz. Oh my heavens, if he sang this the seas would part. Can you just hear his voice!

    That jon secada tweet…did David have him look at something he is working on….I can’t take it!

    vee, best of luck! Sounds like the stars are aligning for you! Please keep us posted.

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  34. Angelica said

    Marian,

    I thought about that too listening to “I Am I Said.”

    He’s traveling all the time now it seems.

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  35. Abrra said

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    http://www.livestream.com/thevoiceunplugged

    Abrra

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  36. luvieD said

    Angelica, “I Am I Said” reminds me of Brooke White, AI7 results show….when she got sent home… and sweet David pulling Syesha in between him and the camera to hide the tears he was shedding. Brooke sang that song that week and it was her finale “goodbye Idol” song…. when David crys, my heart rips apart.

    On a happier not I am glad he helped her move because that is ….”so david” as she says!!! I LOVE Brooke!! 🙂

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  37. luvieD said

    …so how did i get from Neil Diamond to Brooke White……(that is how my feeble mind works) 😉

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  38. kaycee said

    Saw this awesome tweet over at FOD:

    archanimal92
    If you love David Archuleta raise your hands. If you don’t, raise your standards.

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  39. bebereader said

    Love that “Angel”!
    Even more if David sang it!
    Such emotion in John Secada’s voice.
    That song is right up David’s alley.

    “I Am I Said” was written in 1971.
    Simple lyrics.
    Simple delivery,

    I bolded my favorite lines.

    I AM… I SAID
    Written by Neil Diamond

    Lyrics

    L.A.’s fine, the sun shines most the time
    And the feeling is ‘lay back’
    Palm trees grow, and rents are low
    But you know I keep thinkin’ about
    Making my way back

    Well I’m New York City born and raised
    But nowadays, I’m lost between two shores
    L.A.’s fine, but it ain’t home
    New York’s home, but it ain’t mine no more

    “I am,” I said
    To no one there
    And no one heard at all
    Not even the chair
    “I am,” I cried
    “I am,” said I
    And I am lost, and I can’t even say why
    Leavin’ me lonely still

    Did you ever read about a frog who dreamed of bein’ a king
    And then became one

    Well except for the names and a few other changes
    If you talk about me, the story’s the same one

    But I got an emptiness deep inside
    And I’ve tried, but it won’t let me go

    And I’m not a man who likes to swear
    But I never cared for the sound of being alone

    “I am,” I said
    To no one there
    And no one heard at all
    Not even the chair
    “I am,” I cried
    “I am,” said I
    And I am lost, and I can’t even say why
    Leavin’ me lonely still

    Cool wordle, Abs!
    See you in chat!

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  40. Angelica said

    LuvieD,

    CAT's BRAIN STUDY... Pictures, Images and Photos I like the way you think.

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  41. luvieD said

    #40 Angelica that is what my CT brain scan actually looks like when i hear David sing…..it really puzzles those radiologists! lol! 😉

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  42. skydancer1x said

    38.Kaycee, man, that tweet IS awesome. I love it, its a keeper. 🙂

    Angelica, I loved “The Jazz Singer.” I remember watching it on tv,years ago. was it a “made for tv” movie? Can’t remember.

    36.LuvieD, you are right good memory! I forgot that Brooke sang I Am I Said.

    Boy, there is something going on everyday with David now. Cannot wait for new videos to come from SOF and Asia.It is all so exciting!!

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  43. Gayle122890 said

    Ah, Neil. Yes, some dear memories. I Am I Said resounding throughout our house in that full and wonderful stereophonic sound coming out of that contraption with the velvet speakers. Innocent, happy times and he was part of it. Neil Diamond is one of the All-Time Greats indeed. The songs Stones and Play Me are also timeless and beautiful. When I
    Listen to ND it makes me wish he would write for or with David. How awesome would that be.

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  44. Gayle122890 said

    That last comment was from my puny little 4-year-old Sony Ericson phone. Now that I have PC access again, I’d like to say that I’ve been hanging on every comment made here on the last few posts. Coming on The Voice is like food and water every day for me. A lot of my opinions and feelings have already been expressed by some of you lovely commenters. I’ve been sharing on all the laughs, getting teary with pride for David and all the anticipation and excitement for the upcoming events are keeping me with a smile on my face. And all those tweets! Oh my. He did mention something about a spanish song soon, didn’t he? Or did I dream about it??

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  45. Annie 318 said

    Vee ~ I’m so happy you are getting to see David! I still have the little boomerang on my keychain you gave me 2 years ago at David’s concert @ Nokia in LA. When I see it I think of you.

    One of my favorite ND songs is Shiloh. Reminds me of my youth.

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  46. Abrra said

    We had a special night in chat watching an epic AI7 David’s Journey video. For those who want to download it, go here:
    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=WJLHQBOF

    Abrra

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  47. Marylee said

    Hello all 🙂

    Angelica..I just had another …oops moment. Sent that exact “I Am I Said” performance video in an e-mail (main e-mail address) about 15 minutes ago requesting that it be shared & then returned to read some comments from earlier today only to find that you had already posted it! lol It’s a great performance & I was touched by the way Neil got lost in the song but still takes the audience with him & that’s exactly what David does too..the similarities are amazing.

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  48. Angelica said

    We are still in chat, btw. Join us!

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  49. bebereader said

    Good Morning!

    Here’s a Sunday treat for you!

    David’s Greatest Covers

    credit domodiLLeta

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  50. Jan said

    #42 Sky..”The Jazz Singer” was a major motion picture with a released sound track. My sister and I gifted each other the LP for Christmas that year! What a surprise to each other!
    #46 Abbra..I’ve missed chat the last few weeks because of other things going on and I sure miss it! They are a lot of fun. Want to thank you for all you do with videos and your Candy Jar!
    Even if I don’t post all the time, I keep up with this site every day. David is so lucky to have fans he has and we are so lucky to have him…but it’s not luck, is it? It’s all God’s plan and I’m so thankful for it!

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  51. Abrra said

    Jan
    We missed you 🙂 I enjoy Unplugged so much. It gives us all a chance to meet up in real time. We had a discussion last night about making room for the new videos that will come out of the Asian tour. It’s going to be a juggling act for sure.

    Abrra

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  52. Jan said

    But so much fun, starting with the much anticipated SOF next weekend. It will be good to see what they have in store for us(surprises). I wanted to go, but couldn’t this time..it would have been good to see Utah in the summer instead of the cold winter. But, that was a magical trip I’ll never forget. So glad that David is happy now doing what he wants and that people are accepting it. I will accept whatever he wants to do. He’s just doing great!

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  53. luvieD said

    Cool! THis is certainly gonna make David happy –> an appearence at the Special Olympics in Greece according to USA today!! …with Maria Shiver! Although I thought I read he had a conflict and couldnt attend….I may have gotten it mixed up somehow….but YEA for David!

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

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  54. skydancer1x said

    49. thanks for the Sunday treat Bebe!
    Quiet day today.

    50. Jan, thanks for the info., guess I must have rented it.It was really good.:)

    51. Abs, thank you for last nights extravaganza! Love that new A17 journey video, and it was so fun watching it all together♥
    watching David and reliving that season …well, it just continues to astound me, how amazing he really was.Randy’s words will forever ring in my ear…”this show is about finding the best singer!…and the best singer of season 7 is right there!!”

    ok moving on….the best singer in the world, is getting geared up for next week and I cannot wait to get videos of that show!eeeek!

    52. Jan
    “So glad that David is happy now doing what he wants and that people are accepting it. I will accept whatever he wants to do. He’s just doing great!”

    He sure is♥ and looking mighty fine too.:)

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  55. Abrra said

    LuvieD
    You are correct. He is busy preparing for SOF and Asian tour. He won’t make it to Greece. It was nice of them to invite David . 🙂

    Abrra

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  56. Dakgal said

    Guess I’m not going to get around to thanking everyone individually for the nice comments—-so Thank You one and all. 😛

    I’m glad to see there are so many ND admirers and that you concur about the similarities.

    Abs — Thanks ( I think) for showing the video of “The David Archuleta Journey” last night in chat. I downloaded it (#46) and watched it again this morning–then I had a bowl of ” Lumps in your Throat” for breakfast–the only way to wash them down is with tears.

    Really when his journey is compacted into 15 minutes, it really hits you how he went from this beyond happy young boy–to a mentally-emotionally and physically drained young boy. At the end he was running on ” E “. 😦

    I think that’s kind of the way he was getting again–and I’m beyond happy that he’s slowing down and recognizing that he needs to find himself and breathe and I’m so grateful that his fans appreciate this and are letting him lead the way.

    Here’s to THE ARCHULETA

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  57. Angelica said

    Dakgal,

    Amen and thanks for everything you said.

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  58. Abrra said

    That which does not kill us makes us stronger.
    Friedrich Nietzsche

    Idol was boot camp for David’s musical career. He needed to go through that gauntlet and come out with a better understanding. If he was ever going to progress beyond Utah talent contests, Idol was the most productive vehicle he had. Every one of the contestants had pressure. Making it to the end was a double edged sword for David.

    The subsequent 2 years of non stop appearances to promote his CD’s did take its toll. He recognized that if he didn’t slow down, his creativity would be snuffed. With the obvious lack of support from his label, he saw that it was time to take full charge of is destiny.

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    I am forever grateful that David’s path lead him to my door.

    Abrra

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