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DAVID ARCHULETA and The Seven-Year Itch

Posted by MT on Saturday, January 10, 2015

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For seven years I’ve been right here
Same house, same job, same chair
Nothing ever changes much
Haha not even my hair

But now and then I get the itch
To grab for something new
I tell myself, ok, it’s time
“What” change is up to you

I usually end quitting a job
Or getting a brand new name
After seven years of the same ‘ole thing
I’m looking to make that change

But though I’m more than ready
To cut something from my life
One thing I know that hasn’t changed
Is the music I know is right

Seven years ago I heard the sound
Of a voice that filled my heart
Seven years ago, I let it in
With no clue at the start

That seven years later I’d still be here
No urge to deviate
Still talking, caring, sharing
Still prepared to wait

Yes, I am prone to the “Seven Year Itch” everyone talks about. Out with the old and in with the new! It really does happen to me. I’ve gotten divorced, once, at the seven year mark, sold and bought houses more than once at the seven year mark, even changed jobs almost always near the seven year mark. It seems I get bored with life and start feeling a strong urge for change.

So, it surprises me that even though I’ve been a fan of David Archuleta for seven years now, I’m having no urge to move on. I’m still as enthralled with his voice as I have ever been, even after a two year hiatus for his mission and almost a year of waiting since his return to see what kind of music he’ll eventually release.

I would have thought I’d have gotten bored by now but it hasn’t happened and it really does surprise me. But, maybe it shouldn’t. Besides the amazing voice, he’s been an enigma from the beginning, totally unpredictable. David is an unusual personality and he continues to surprise me. It may not always be what I’m looking for from him, but I’m certainly never bored!

So here I sit, in the same old chair. Well, actually it’s a new chair and a new computer. But, it’s not a new singer. THAT hasn’t changed at all. I’ve thought about checking out other singers when times were slow, and sometimes I did, but I always end up back here, looking for a song, a snippet, or even a single note from that one special voice.

I’m at that seven year mark right now, in many ways. I just quit a job I’ve had for the last seven years. I’m almost ready to sell my house and move again. I’ve got the itch, bad. But one thing I haven’t even considered is not waiting for David’s new music. No matter how long I have to wait, I’m here. For reasons I can’t even fully explain, my desire to hear that one voice remains steady. Apparently, it has become one of the few things in my life that is not susceptible to the seven year itch.

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MT is a Staff Writer for The Voice.

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145 Responses to “DAVID ARCHULETA and The Seven-Year Itch”

  1. Abrra said

    Dragging this picture over from last thread.

    @davidarchie breaking in the #foxhillswings. And we all watched.

    A post shared by Stephanie Nielson (@nieniedialogues) on

    This is the house of Stephanie Nielson. She and David met at the MTM after party. She is married with 5 children. I bet the kids have a blast at breakfast!
    http://www.nieniedialogues.com/ is her website.

    MT
    I can relate on some level with the 7 year itch. When I had my own home I used to have a “shower” for myself about every 7 years. I would go out and buy new towels, sheets, dishes and pans. I donated the old items while they still had some life left. Having a fresh outlook is the best remedy for the “itch”. Anticipating new music very soon is the perfect cure.

    Abrra

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  2. Martha said

    MT – Seven years! Wow! It’s hard to believe. There are many new things and changes in my life but I just keep dragging David along with me. He’s a keeper. β™₯

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  3. Dayzee said

    MT, with a new season of AI starting up I too was thinking how long we have been on this ride. In some ways it seems it has been forever. A huge part of my life every day. But it never seems to grow tiresome. Every day is fresh. Even music I have heard a zillion times can catch me unaware and supercharge emotions.

    My grandchildren were here for the holidays and one brought a 2000 piece jigsaw puzzle that everyone spent some time working on. I looked and looked for David in that puzzle, but had to come back here for Abrra’s Sunday pic to get my David fix. Why would they make a puzzle without a reward?

    David broke my heart yesterday. My granddaughter’s friend met him while getting his oil changed. There they were, stuck in each other’s company for the duration of the station’s serving their vehicles. David was kind enough to say he remembered me after being prompted. Haha. He said to tell me he was moving to Nashville to do some writing. I realize this is good news for many fans, but I am needing some happy thoughts for myself.

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  4. river992 said

    Yup, a lot of things have changed, many have stayed the same: my house, my job and my total devotion to the music and person of DJA. So worth it.

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  5. mlpb3 said

    Dayzee – Thank you for relaying the story of the David encounter. I understand that some may be sad. I am one of those who is happy I must say; Nashville is an wonderful city, a wonderful music city with many great influences and artists. I wish David well. This may be the meaning of his recent quote.

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  6. Abrra said

    Dayzee
    Dreams come true in Nashville πŸ™‚ That is such good news! MOVING not just going for a bit? WOWZA!

    Let me make you a special Saturday puzzle! Its a screamcap I made from a vlog talking about CMA’s in Nashville.
    http://www.jigsawplanet.com/?rc=play&pid=16e26ac12117

    Abrra

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  7. mlpb3 said

    Abrra – I agree. It apprears David is truly broadening his horizons, sailing on that new ocean. He really has grown up. β™₯ Martha

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  8. marydee01 said

    Same here, MT πŸ™‚ I know I will be here for #datvoice for a long time πŸ™‚

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  9. skydancer1x said

    Love your article and poetic writing MTπŸ˜ƒ ” For reasons I can’t even fully explain ,my desire to hear that one voice remains steady.” Yes MT , David has forever commandeered my ears. I’m surprised mine haven’t taken on the physical shape of the letter D. (Ok well they kind of do ) lol. Dayzee ….. That’s huge info you passed on to us!!! A move to Nashville got my heart pumping with excitement!! Music City for our David! What better place to be then amongst the best songwriters and singers in the country, that put a huge smile on my face this morning! He loves Nashville and they eat sleep write and dream of music πŸ‘Awesome!!! πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

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  10. This is wonderful news, hope he does! Have really missed him! So looking forward to his new album!! He will be in song writing heaven in Nashville! So may great song writers there & i’m sure he will enjoy the food too!

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  11. erlindita said

    Marydee! I will be there right next to you waiting for #datvoice!

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  12. MT said

    Abrra,
    Love the swing picture! How cool would it be to have a swing in your house! And I like your idea of redecorating every 7 years. Maybe if I try that I’ll end up keeping my house. πŸ™‚ haha Hubby would be thrilled!

    Martha,
    Lol at dragging David along. Yep, I’ve been dragging him along too and don’t see myself stopping any time soon. πŸ™‚

    River,
    Good to see you here! Yes, lots of things change, but listening to David sing isn’t one of them for me either.

    Marydee,
    #datvoice << I think that says it all. One of a kind.

    Sky,
    haha So glad you liked my goofy poem. Silly, but true. And LOLing at the ears shaped like a D.

    Dayzee,
    I'm so sorry that it's bad news for you but, if David does indeed move to Nashville, even if just for a while, I think it could be great for his career! Music city! Lots of good songwriters to work with there.

    Hey wait, is it Emi that lives in Nashville? She would be tickled pink if he moved there!!

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  13. fenfan said

    Is he really moving to Nashville???? Are you sure that was David Archuleta speaking and not RICKY Archuleta????
    If it’s true then that is the best David news I have heard in a very long time!
    Way to go, David!
    There is hope yet for the return of David, the international pop sensation!

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  14. fenfan123 said

    Hey, it just struck me – maybe he got the seven-year itch!

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  15. dh said

    Maybe he will be going with Sensibility Records, Joy Williams’ company? I am taking a road trip this spring, but it looks like Nashville isn’t anywhere near where I’m going. Rats. I would have liked to have checked the place out. Never been there.

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  16. MT said

    Fen,
    ROFL Is Rickey at it again? πŸ˜‰

    Hey, who’s in Nashville? Which writers? I know Joy Williams is in Nashville. Isn’t David Hodges there too … and my memory is failing me, who was the other guy he wrote with there at the same time as Hodges? He wrote with several there (one or two from AI seasons past) in the last year as well.

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  17. MT said

    Ooooohhhhh … Wouldn’t it be great if he managed to have a show while he’s there?!?!?!? Nashville is only 12 hours away, close enough for me!! #dreambig πŸ˜€

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  18. fenfan said

    MT,
    His good friend David Cook is in Nashville. That’s the only name I can think of. lol

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  19. tawna21 said

    MT — Dan Truman is in Nashville. (Diamond Rio and The Nashville Tribute Band).

    Now, as to your 7-year itch…. ouch! I may get restless, but I make my way thru it and find my peace. I must admit, I’ve been restless with The Voice (David), for the last year, but that too I’ve been able to bring under control. I, however, don’t judge you for one second on taking action with your itches. Good for you for being able to successfully take them on!! πŸ™‚

    Dayzee, I had heard that he was considering a move to Nashville. It socked me in the gut, but then I realized that it would be for the good. He will be on his own and away from home. He will be forced to recognize the importance of standing on his own. Even when he was on his mission, there were rules and regulations that had to be followed. These young men and women may be away from home, but they are not ‘living on their own’, if you know what I mean. This will be good for David. And, the big plus is that he will be amongst the writers and performers that can make dreams come true. But, that being said, it’s been amazing, for the last year, to know that he was back in Utah!

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  20. erlindita said

    Hey! If David Archuleta isn’t avialable i’ll take Ricky Archuleta! He seems to be kinda popular! Wonder if he can sing????

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  21. Abrra said

    MT

    I went digging in the archives for Bebe’s Writer’s series articles. I found one about Hillary Lindsey and another about David’s vlog from Nashville. There was a lady writer who worked with Mike Krompass and David in that “messy” studio ( remember the picture?), but I forget her name. The wrote Elevator. I am terrible about recalling names.
    https://thevoicedavidarchuleta.com/2010/03/18/hillary-lindsey/
    https://thevoicedavidarchuleta.com/2011/06/10/nashville-a-good-place-david-archuleta-vlog/

    Maybe Bebe can look at her writer’s Series articles for the rest?
    A better question might be “Who isn’t in Nashville to write?” πŸ™‚

    Abrra

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  22. Abrra said

    Oh Fenfan my sis, you are missed in chat. Please take a nappy-poo and set your alarm so you can join us?

    Abrra

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  23. tawna21 said

    Abrra…. you made me laugh (my damaged ribs now hurt)… in England diapers are called nappies…. nappy-poo?! πŸ˜€

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  24. Martha said

    What David says about Nashville:

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  25. MT said

    Fen,
    I forgot David Cook moved there. Reunion time!

    Erlindita
    LOL at Ricky singing. I like the way you think!!

    Tawna,
    Yes, that seven year itch can be a curse but it also renews me. It’s like recharging your personal battery. πŸ™‚

    Abrra,
    haha I remember the “messy” studio. I’m also trying to remember who he wrote with on a Rooftop. Didn’t David say something about birds or something up there with them? I think he even tweeted a picture. LOL Hmmm … Do you guys remember that or is my memory embellishing again? πŸ˜‰

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  26. Abrra said

    Tawna
    You never heard that? It’s baby talk LOL

    MT
    It was Sluggo and someone else LOL And there were pigeons on the roof.
    Abrra

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  27. tawna21 said

    Yes, Abrra, my BIL says it all the time, and I’ve even said it, but since learning about the British meaning, it’s taken on a whole new meaning to me. #smallthings #amuseme

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  28. bebereader said

    MT,

    Your poetry always makes me smile. But this poem made me laugh! “Nothing ever changes much, Haha not even my hair”
    Not even your hair! hahaha

    All kidding aside, I truly believe that once you hear David’s voice, you are never the same. For those who get him, we understand that it’s a sound that we want in our lives forever because it’s just that beautiful. You summed it up when you said “For reasons I can’t even fully explain, my desire to hear that one voice remains steady.”

    Moving to Nashville?!?!
    I’m sorry (((Dayzee))) but the East Coast needs David for a little while. Utah will always be his home. I can’t begin to imagine all the opportunities he will get in “Music City”. In addition, he will get to go to all the concerts he wants to!

    MT, There are so many writers in Nashville…David Hodges co-wrote “Crush” with Eman and Jess Cates but they are Los Angeles based.
    During the time he was in Nashville, David also worked with singer-songwriter Matt Wertz, Matt Kearney, and producer/songwriter/novelist Matt Bronleewe with whom he wrote “Notice Me” in 2013 and “The Other Side of Down” in 2010.

    Found an old article where David was interviewed in Nashville:
    “L.A.’s not my favorite place, but you get to keep busy there,” he says. “You use your time well, but it feels like a job. I feel like I’m at work when I’m in L.A., no matter where I am.”
    Nashville, on the other hand, “It’s so laid-back. When you go eat somewhere, everyone’s there, no matter where you go. Everyone eats out here, everyone hangs, and everyone’s friends. But everyone’s in the music business, too, and everyone’s into music. It’s crazy to see how much is going on here, even though it feels like a neighborhood.
    “I wouldn’t mind living here. I seriously wouldn’t. People always go, ‘Is there anywhere you’d like to move to?’ and I always say, ‘I’m happy in Utah, thanks.’ But if I had to, I would probably move here.”

    http://content.usatoday.com/communities/idolchatter/post/2009/10/david-archuleta-on-writing-in-nashville/1#.VLG2OHuICXg

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  29. Abrra said

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    http://www.livestream.com/thevoiceunplugged

    All are welcome!
    (I know its huge, but it’s beautiful.)
    Abrra

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  30. bebereader said

    MT/Abrra

    The song David wrote on the rooftop where the pigeons hang out was “Something ‘Bout Love”. It wasn’t in Nashville, though. It was in New York.
    S*A*M and Sluggo were the producers. He co-wrote it with Sam Hollander, Dave Katz and Chris DeStefano, all NY based writers. And how do I know this? I wrote an article about the song. Loved it when from the first time I heard it. Thought it would go farther. #jivefail

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  31. fenfan said

    Abrra – Tawna is right. A nappy is what is put on a baby here in England and poo, well, that’s the same thing everywhere, I guess! LOL
    I miss Chat too. But the cold weather is wonderful for sleeping! Haha

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  32. Martha said

    Bebereader (6:52) – Thanks so much for reminding us of the USA Today article (Oct 2009 no less!). It really says it all. Out of his mouth. Nothing impulsive about him! Probably being thinking of this for a long time! Awesome!

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  33. MT said

    Thanks Abrra & Bebe!
    hahaha With my bad memory, I’m so glad I hang out here where you guys have the answers I’m looking for. πŸ™‚

    PS As soon as Abrra said pigeons, I should have known it was New York!

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  34. Abrra said

    Fenfan
    I am familiar with British slang.
    Abrra

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  35. bebereader said

    Someone said something about needing music here.


    Question: Did he ever sing Notice Me live? Youtube doesn’t have any performances.

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  36. Abrra said

    Bebe
    No. It was a leaked song, then it was put out on the No Matter How Far CD along with Heart Falls Out and some cuts from Forevermore.
    Abrra

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  37. bebereader said

    Abrra#21

    “….There was a lady writer who worked with Mike Krompass and David in that β€œmessy” studio ( remember the picture?), but I forget her name. The wrote Elevator. I am terrible about recalling names.”

    Her name is Shelly Peiken. Remember this from the last thread?

    Shelly Peiken
    Musician/Band Β· 3,235 Likes
    Β· January 2 at 9:56am Β· Edited Β·

    He was very shy, David Archuleta. Didn’t have much to say. But when we gave him a mic, and just said..sing whatever you feel, he came to life. Everybody has their comfort zone. His was on that mic. If an artist brings a melody to the table and ventures to notes I would not have ventured to simply because I’m not that kind of a singer, I say, Amen! Big piece of the pie for them!
    β€ͺ#β€ŽSerialsongwriter‬ β€ͺ#β€ŽDavidArchuleta‬ β€ͺ#β€ŽAmericanIdol‬ β€ͺ#β€ŽMikeKrompass‬

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  38. bebereader said

    Thanks, Abs, for the info on “Notice Me”.

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  39. Abrra said

    Another pic from this week.

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    Cade Mortensen #cadesoy
    Mission/Provo homie reunion 2015 #WeOutHere
    Found at David Archuleta Universe Facebook

    Abrra

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  40. emmegirl14 said

    fenfan, Ricky Archuleta, lol!!

    I had just about resigned myself to the possibility we would not be hearing any more music from him on a mainstream level. I now have hope, and all my fingers and toes crossed that the Nashville move happens!!!

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  41. MT said

    Bebe,
    You missed one. πŸ˜‰ This one encompasses David in pictures across the years and he’s singing one of my favorites. β™₯

    Heart Falls Out by none other than the incomparable David Archuleta!

    Credit: bluedots

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  42. erlindita said

    I saw the gif of David on the voices side bar, where he’s coming out behind a curtain.
    Think its at BigWil show! He’s wearing a white t-shirt & grey sports jacket!
    Does anyone have a video of that show??? Just wondering, sure would like to see it!

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  43. erlindita said

    Heading out to church! Will pray for David & for us!!!

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  44. Abrra said

    Not too clear, but here is what you asked for Erlindita.


    valdy18

    Abrra

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  45. erlindita said

    AWE! YES! Thank you so much!!! Your awesome & so fast!!!!

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  46. jans11 said

    Love your article, MT! Those 7 yrs have flown by! I don’t know about every 7 yrs to change things, but I like remodeling, painting, etc. whenever it’s needed. A swing in the kitchen! I have to say that’s the first time I’ve ever seen that before. I think I would have to do the same as David and take a little swing! πŸ™‚

    Dayzee! What news! He will be much closer to me in Nashville. I was there last year and maybe I’ll have to go again this year! πŸ™‚ Sounds like 2015 is about some changes for David! How exciting! Emi does live there. I met her at the Blue Bird Cafe while there and we had so much fun!

    The one thing I can’t ever change and that’s let David go. His voice grips me like no other, it’s like a part of me now and it will forever stay! #hopingforanother30years! πŸ™‚

    The elders came by today and one was a new one from Burma. He loves David’s voice too and gave him high praises! He was starting his mission when David came home, and David talked and sang 5 songs at the MTC while he was there. I said we got to see a little video of that and it was really nice.

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  47. I really enjoyed your poem MT!! Poems are refreshing in their own way.

    I haven’t much time (haha) because I am really busy!! It is Hockey Night in Canada🍁…You get shunned from society if you don’t put in so many hockey watching hours…..love it!

    But, is there yet a statement on twitter that he is really moving? Fingers crossed…

    I hope so!! I saw him sing there once!! Great place to be!

    SB 🍁

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  48. jans11 said

    Thanks for the great puzzle, Abs! You spoil us rotten! πŸ™‚ And I love it!

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  49. tawna21 said

    Yes, thank you for the extra puzzle Abrra!

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  50. Tahiti Malibu said

    I have a singer/songwriter friend in Nashville and if by chance David hooks up with her and writes a hit song with her I will have the biggest freak out of my life. Hope that happens.

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  51. lynnella said

    MT, loved your poem. I’ve noticed that I seem to move around the 7-10 year period too. In fact, getting ready to move March 1st. Hope it’s the last time, I’m getting too old for this.

    While David was on his mission, I heard a few people that I liked and downloaded their music. One was Josh Kaufman, who won the Voice last spring, and another was Alex Preston who was on last year’s Amer. Idol. I got the music they did on the show, but now that David’s back, all I’ve been listening to are the new pieces we have from him so far. Can’t wait for his new album.

    I hope he is going to Nashville. I’m in Louisville, that’s only a less than 3 hr. drive. Maybe he’ll do a concert there and I could go. Just can’t fly anymore. If I can’t drive it, I can’t go.

    I know what you mean about the Missionaries not really being on their own. Last week 2 little Missionary girls came to my door. It was after dinner and they were on bikes. It was freezing cold outside and already dark. I invited them in and we talked for over an hour. When they got ready to leave, I stuck my head out the door and said it’s too cold for you to ride home on bikes, besides it’s not that safe for girls to be out at night on bikes by themselves. I insisted that they put their bikes in my dining room and I took them back home in my car, about 5 miles from where I live. I played Glorious and Be Still My Soul by David for them in the car. They really liked both. They said I was really cool to have his music (lol). They got a ride from someone the next day and came back for their bikes, but it was freezing outside. I don’t think these young people, boys or girls, should be riding bikes out in below freezing weather. They can get really sick. I’m not criticizing the church, just saying cars should be provided in some cases. And, girls shouldn’t be out on the street alone after dark. Too much evil goes on nowadays.

    Lynne

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  52. jans11 said

    Wow, Lynne, that doesn’t sound good to me either. I’ve only had elders come to my door and they have always been in a car. They drive themselves and sometimes someone drives them. One even got a ticket going down a hill a few blocks from me. Thought that was funny. They did tell me once that they only have a car for so many miles, then they have to ride a bicycle. But I have never seen them on one.

    I seen this on Twitter from shaycarl and thought it was interesting. Kind of the same personality of his, so it goes fast! Hope it posts. If it doesn’t don’t watch it! πŸ™‚

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  53. jans11 said

    I did it again…boy, I’m getting good! Haha πŸ™‚

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  54. Abrra said

    More from the other night. An RM meet up.


    Agnes Mosuela Higley on Facebook.
    David Archuleta is at KAWALI CAFE right now! He loves our Mango Juice! With him, are friends from Naga and Bacolod returned missionaries. Shhhh, he ordered Garlic Rice/Lumpiyang Shanghai. Karaoke later.

    Sunday’s puzzle brings a wave and a smile.
    http://www.jigsawplanet.com/?rc=play&pid=0febdf7701ee
    Abrra

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  55. Dayzee said

    A two puzzle weekend! Awesome! Grateful to Abrra

    If it’s a David thing I do understand. Thank heavens for all you understanding people here.

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  56. erlindita said

    Good morning Fans of TheVoice!!! Hope you all have a Blessed & Happy Sunday!!!

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  57. lynnella said

    Jan11, Love that video. When you see the odds that we exist at all, how can anyone NOT believe in God. Human beings may be awesome, but God is even more awesome.

    Lynne

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  58. jans11 said

    Thanks, Abs for another great puzzle! We must of been good this week! πŸ™‚

    Good afternoon to you Erlindita! So far having a good day. My head cold seems to be better today and I have a pot of chili simmering. Sure smells good! And of course the playoffs are on. I think I am blessed today!

    Lynne, Amen! I thought it was awesome showing just how small, but large we are in this universe. Lot of good facts in there! πŸ™‚ And to think that David has done a lot of these things in his short life! πŸ™‚

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  59. MT said

    46 Jan,
    You like remodeling and painting too? Do you do the painting yourself? I don’t mind painting but I’ll admit I make a mess. LOL I spend more time cleaning up afterwards than I do painting. πŸ™‚

    47 SB
    Thanks! Glad you liked the poem … and I hope your hockey team won!

    50 Tahiti Malibu
    That would be so cool if David worked with your friend. I’ll bet you’d get lots of info on what it’s like to work with him. What I wouldn’t give to see/hear some of the raw footage of him recording. I’ve always said I’d like to see how he works out what he needs to do and how to sing each part.

    51. Lynella,
    Another one who moves at the 7 year mark! haha I am not alone. πŸ™‚ Good luck on your upcoming move! It’s a lot of work but worth it in the end. And I hope David is going to Nashville too. If you’re only three hrs away, that’s close. Definately doable if he does a show there. I can do Nashvelle, too! Who knows, you, me, and a few others may be able to meet up there. πŸ™‚

    Abrra,
    Thanks for the double puzzles. Both fun!

    I hope all you awesome folks are having a great weekend!

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  60. MT said

    Jan,
    That video is a really cute and fun way to give us all that information. Thanks for sharing! It really is mind-boggling how all of life works in harmony.

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  61. tawna21 said

    Jan, fun, fun video… thanks for sharing it! I take away from it that we are all freaking awesome on this freaking awesome blue ball made of dirt and water. I agree!!

    Another great puzzle Abrra! Thanks!!

    So, do we think that David was just meeting these other RM’s for dinner? Or, was he actually on a date with an RM meeting the other RM’s for dinner? hmmmm Still a mystery. πŸ˜‰ Cute picture whatever the circumstance is.

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  62. tawna21 said

    Oh, and Abrra…. people really don’t understand that it’s a David thing do they?

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  63. Abrra said

    Tawna
    So many questions. For me it doesn’t matter if its a date or a get together, as long as he is enjoying the time with friends.
    I don’t expect David to understand that its a David Thing πŸ™‚
    BTW I removed the comment with the link to It’s a David Thing tee shirt. The link was broken because the account was suspended on Twitter.

    Erlindita
    Thank you! It’s been a fun Sunday. I hope your day was grand πŸ™‚

    Glad you all liked the puzzles. I like making them.
    Abrra

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  64. jans11 said

    MT, yes I like to remodel, but I have to be in the mood πŸ™‚ And when I’m finished, I’m thrilled that it’s all done! haha Guess I like a challenge. I have painted, plastered, wallpapered and tiled. Not professional, but it turns out ok. Maybe I take after my mom. When she wanted a sectional, she cut up her sofa and once she knocked a wall out because she wanted french doors! Dad couldn’t believe the hole in the wall when he came home from work! πŸ™‚ When my hubby was alive, I would get an idea on a big project and tell him how to do it and the he done the work. He was a concrete finisher by trade and a “jack of all trades”. Boy do I miss him. Since he passed, all my kitchen appliances had to be fixed or replaced. I like the arts. I used to decorate cakes, I worked as a travel agent and done hair for 44 yrs. And I love music and singing, even tho I don’t play or sing. Mom gave me tap and ballet, I took piano and accordian lessons, but I never finished any of them because of new sisters being born. I’m the oldest of 4 girls. Well, didn’t mean to write my bio, but here ya go anyway! πŸ™‚

    Thanks for liking the video. When I seen it on twitter, I thought it was really cute, so I shared it. I agree, Tawna, we are all freaking awesome on this freaking awesome blue ball!! πŸ™‚

    So glad that David is getting out and enjoying himself and doing things he likes to do. He has worked so hard the first 24 yrs of his life to get where he is at and deserves a fun, great life! The best part is that he hasn’t failed yet in anything that he has done. He is just so awesome! β™₯

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  65. MT said

    Jan,
    Wow, you have some serious skills there. I need you at my house. Anytime is good for me. πŸ™‚

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  66. angelofdja said

    Jans11, David’s fans are very special! You, my dear are the “cream-of-the-crop” of specialness! I really enjoy reading your comments! Thank you!

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  67. jans11 said

    MT, haha thanks, but I’m retired now! yeah right. A woman’s work is never done! πŸ™‚

    OMGosh! thanks Angelofdja…the check is in the mail πŸ™‚

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  68. djafan said

    MT, I LOVED your poem. I can’t relate to the itch lol but David? 1000% yessss. An engima indeed from day 1, it’s been a piece of the equation of how he holds me though the voice does suffice more than he’ll ever know.

    The pictures are great as I scroll down now to go back to read the comments that look like a great great read.

    I laid my Dad to rest this weekend, it’s been tough but all your prayers and thoughts this past month have been without a doubt a source of strength. Thank you.

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  69. lynnella said

    Djafan, May the Lord continue to sustain and comfort you. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Lynnella

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  70. sweetonda said

    Jans11, wow, when I read your (bio) I couldn’t believe how much we have in common. I love to remodel and decorate my home, in fact, I’m doing that right now to move back into my home that was being rented the last 4 years while I was my mom’s caregiver. She passed in September and I finally can get back into my home and get hers ready to sell. I also was a hairdresser, and decorated cakes for years for Safeway and Albertsons, a trade I learned from my dear sweet mom who had a catering and wedding cake business. My dad taught me how to fix anything which has come in handy since I never got married. Love music and do sing. Had a singing group with my sisters when we were young and did most of our songs accapella (sp). I’m the oldest girl out of 5 sisters and have 4 brothers. Never was a travel agent though, so you got me there, but I love to travel when I can. πŸ™‚ Anyway, just had to share how much alike we are. I love to do creative things too!

    Loved the video you shared also.

    Thanks Abrra for the puzzles, they help entertain me on Sunday afternoons.

    MT, I think I got some of that 7 year itch in me too! Loved your poem too!

    Dja, Hope you are doing ok. Been thinking about you lately. ((((Hugs))))

    I’d love to see David move to Nashville. What a great opportunity that would be for him.

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  71. It is a gray and rainy day here. I got up thinking what a great day for a fire, a sweet smelling candle and some David. There is no kind of day that isn’t perfect for David time. I’m making new covers for my grandson’s couch. Something that used to be so easy is now much more challenging. Don’t think I could get through it without David. He surely came into my life at the perfect time. And he wrote “patience” on the chalkboard.

    Dja, sending warm thoughts to you. Time to lean on family and friends.

    Jan, you really are the stalwart fan. Always looking on the bright side and keeping busy making lives of others better. So many terrific people visit here. David continues to prompt us of the importance of kindness and lives his life as a blueprint. I often feel like I fall short of the goal, but keep trying and that is all he asks. Lucky for me he does not require perfection.

    I appreciate all of you here. Scrolling up this thread I see the names of so many nice people. So much talent (loved your poem MT) and respect. I find 100% love and 0% superfluous drama. Being a fan would not be near as much fun without all of you.

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  72. jans11 said

    Sweetonda,, thanks for sharing. We really do have a lot in common. This shows me that the world is smaller that we realize. There are probably more of us that have things in common than we realize. I didn’t even think about doing all those things until I started writing them. The older you get the more experience you get!! πŸ™‚

    Claire, I want to give you a big pat on the back for being a great person that does not fall short of your goal at all. I know that you have excelled in many things and as far as I’m concerned you are close to perfect in all that you do! I think of it as an honor that I have met you and, yes, David is so lucky to have fans like you and all the fans here on the Voice. All I can say is that I try to do the best I can do in every thing that I do, even tho things are not perfect either.

    I remember when I first stumbled onto this site and was reading the comments and I thought “wow, they are talking just like I’m thinking!” So, I joined in and love every minute of meeting some of you at concerts and talking all things David and supporting each other through thick and thin! You guys are awesome!

    Dja, thinking of you, hoping things will get easier through time. On 1-15 it will be 26 yrs since my dad passed and I still miss him. 10 months earlier, my mom had passed and then dad had a stroke and then passed. I always thought that parents are to be with you forever. β™₯

    Sometimes, I don’t like to make a comment because sometimes I have to write a small novel! πŸ™‚

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  73. jans11 said

    Just got this email from David’s site. Thought you might be interested! πŸ™‚

    Admin Edit.
    Bebereader

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  74. Angelica said

    Wow.

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  75. tawna21 said

    Angelica. Wow. is right!

    David has spoken. We need to listen and hear. β™₯ β™₯

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  76. jans11 said

    Thanks Bebe. β™₯ I am so glad to hear from him. It must have been hard to open up and tell his inner feelings. Hoping things will be easier for him now.

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  77. usa born said

    Wow is right!

    Don’t know what to think except that he just added more to what he already said on the vlog he felt “pressured” to make months ago.

    Who is this David & what did he do with the David we thought we knew?? Oh yeah, he just told us on this very open blog. We never really “knew” him. 😦

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  78. MT said

    Wow, I am speechless. I feel really bad for a young guy who spent so much time pretending. 😦 He does need to be who he really is.

    But, from a fan perspective, what does that mean career-wise for a guy who wants to record and sing? Or does he even want a secular career (or fans, any fans) at all? I am more confused than ever.

    *still processing*

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  79. ray. said

    he is beaing very honest withus and i admire him even more for that.he has felt bad for years for not showen who he realy is,, doeing it all foe others, more people should be like him honesty. god bles him, still a fan forever

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  80. collegemom said

    I think that he is telling us that he was pressured to do more and more from Idol (or Star Search) onward. I don’t think that means that he didn’t actually love many parts of that experience or appreciate those who love his voice. Rather, I think he is saying that he can’t cope with the constant pressure to live up to what he feels are the non-stop expectations of others and needs to have a balanced life and do things on his own schedule and not feel guilty all the time. Obviously he has been made to feel from a young age that he has huge potential and an amazing voice and I am sure that the pressure and expectations while officially part of the “music industry” was very heavy for someone who needs quite time. David is a musical genius who is also charismatic. Many like him need quiet time to create and let the thoughts (and music) just flow. I feel that David is trying to explain this to us and the pressure he has felt. We all actually knew that already, knowing how shy he can be. I don’t doubt for a minute, though that he loves making music and being on stage and we can see it in his eyes when he performs and also how he connect with the fans. I think he appreciates the fans but does not want to feel controlled by the fans/producers/family pressures, etc. I think he has a need to say the words and to spell that out and that by doing so he is giving himself permission to actually not feel guilty. David is a pleaser who also loves people. I think it is very hard for him not to try to live up to the expectations he feels that others have for him. I think he has to practically shout it out to the world to allow himself to not feel guilty just living his musical life at his own pace. I will peacefully wait for music and concerts/stage appearances because it’s all about that Voice.

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  81. usa born said

    If I may be so bold. Am I to assume all the photos posted on the side bars of this fan site dedicated to David where his smile is as big and bright as the sun and all the videos his adoring fans made & posted on You Tube showing what I assumed was David was living his dream as he said more than once, were all “forced”?

    If that is so, then David is in the wrong profession. He should stop singing and he should become an “actor” because he sure fooled me all those years before his mission.

    I will have to apologize to David for having taken part in making his life miserable all those years with my support as a fan. It was never my intention. I just wanted to see & hear him sing. I still do, even now. Stupid me. 😦

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  82. Dayzee said

    Yay Ray

    It is good that David feels he can say “no”

    At the end of the blog he tells us he was a little behind in his writing but he is getting back into gear. That sounds like more music to me.

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  83. collegemom said

    No, USA Born they were not forced. It is the pressure all around him to be on and a success in the ways that are important to others that I think he is talking about. David on stage and interacting with others is part of who David is. It is the pressure to do things at a pace set by others and to live up to the expectations of others that is what he is talking about, I think. He is talking about his feelings about the pressure of that harried, chaotic, no personal-time existence, not the on stage musical David letting his feelings out in songs.

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  84. bluesky4home said

    A gift given in love, even if it is an imperfect gift, is still worthy of being received in kind.

    How many of us have given imperfect gifts because we lacked the means within ourselves to do more than that?

    No. I will still love every picture, every vlog, every song – because it is part of the journey. And I will look forward even more for what is to come.

    It will surely knock our collective socks off.

    The way I read it – DA is simply determined to give us even more of himself. Just not the way we might have thought or imagined.

    From my view, it couldn’t be better than that.

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  85. bluesky4home said

    By the way, MT …. I love your poem and the whole article. ❀ Big hug!!! ((((((MT)))))) May the next seven years be even better than the last! (maybe I can give you that hug in person some day!)

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  86. Abrra said

    Collegemon

    You have summed it up quite nicely.

    Usa Born
    I am the person who choose 90% of the images for the side bars here on the site. They represent the many sides of David’s career, appearances and photo shoots. My intention in choosing the ones that show him smiling are because he is a happy person by nature. There are other images that, if you look closely, he is acting (your word) for the benefit of the fans. We fans have always been able to tell the difference in a genuine smile and a forced one. It was never a big secret that David was at times uncomfortable.

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    MT
    I am relieved for David that he has become self aware and that he can say what he feels so publicly. I can appreciate what he is saying about a desire to be left alone to create his art. That’s what it will take for him to produce the kind of music that expresses what he feels inside. It’s not about what fans want. That time is over. We came here for the voice and we will now get the best music. In my opinion, he can write and produce his music from that small laptop you see in the picture.

    Personally, I hope he has the kind of career he wants. I don’t know what it will look like, but I do know I will be there to listen and buy his music.

    Congratulations David, on making peace with, and living your life the way you see fit. πŸ™‚

    Abrra

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  87. MT said

    Ok, I shouldn’t have commented above. It was a shock and my first thought was for D but my second thought was “will I ever see him live?” Yeah, a little selfish, I admit it.

    But I have processed it a bit now and see it differently. Still sad for him about before, but happy he’s being himself now. As for his career, I’ll do what I’ve been doing. Wait to see what happens next. πŸ™‚

    Bluesky, β™₯
    Thank you! and I certainly hope we get to meet up at a concert. πŸ˜€ I still need to hear him sing live!

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  88. MT said

    Dja, β™₯
    I’m so sorry but with the blog coming out I totally missed your comment. I thought about you all weekend. Sending you a great big {{{Hug}}}.

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  89. Abrra said

    MT
    We all process things at a different rate. No regrets here πŸ™‚

    I am going to host a chat tomorrow night at 10 est in Unplugged. I’ll put up a notice tomorrow. I know many fans have expressed various reactions to David’s blog on the fans sites. Maybe having a chance to come together and chat will put some minds at ease.

    Abrra

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  90. tawna21 said

    My heart is just seriously flooding over with love and admiration for David and the strength that he has found. I can’t wait to hear that strength in the music that he presents to us and the rest of the world. I will wait.

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  91. Kaycee said

    I have not been able to comment like in the past, but have regularly checked in and followed all of your wonderful, insightful, and witty comments. I am still here, and how glad I am. What a brave and heart-baring blog. I am touched that he cares enough to want to share what he really feels and who he really is–that is so scary. I can’t wait to hear how his honesty and passion translate into new music. As Abrra said, we all process things differently, and every emotion is valid and respected. Hugs to you all.

    And hugs especially to you, Dja, at this difficult time.

    MT, I loved (and totally related to) your poem!

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  92. lynnella said

    What courage it took for David to write that blog. I so admire and thank him for it. I don’t think David was talking as much about the fans putting pressure on him before, as he was maybe a family member, managers, PR people, the Label, etc., all of those who were in charge of his career. It was almost as if he was a trained monkey, and by that I mean no disrespect to David. He just did what he was trained to do to make money for everyone. Think about how many people were on the David train. He was responsible for making money for all of those people to make a living – off of him. What an enormous amount of responsibility for a kid that age. It’s a wonder he didn’t have a mental breakdown. Thank God for his Mission. When I think back about how he cried with relief when everyone cheered for him as he announced his Mission, I’m just thankful that it was in Salt Lake City and not somewhere else where people wouldn’t have understood and might have booed him. That Mission probably saved his life in a lot of ways. It gave him time to figure out who he is, how he wants to live his life, and the chance to grow from a boy to a man in a place away from the spotlight. I will always be a fan of his voice, and more than ever, I respect him as a person.

    Lynnella

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  93. MT said

    Sweetonda,
    Thanks! haha That seven-year itch keeps life interesting, doesn’t it?

    Abrra,
    I tend to panic first, then process. It takes a few minutes to get all the brain cells firing again.

    Kaycee,
    Nice to “see” you! So glad you liked the poem. πŸ™‚

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  94. usa born said

    I can see everyone’s point but how quick some fans are to assume the fault for David’s unhappiness and his reluctance and push to be a star lies with a “family member”? Did anyone read his book? Or was his book something else he was “pushed into” doing so fan would “like him”?

    The sad part is David didn’t have to anything but put out music and sing, That’s all. All the other stuff, the interactions with fans was great but I would have still supported him without the meet & greets, the handshakes, the pictures with him. He is that good.

    Take it or leave it, he wants to be a Mormon entertainer for his Mormon peers. That is what he wants to do & that’s what makes him happy as we have see this past year. There. I said it. He knows it will take more than just his LDS fans to support him if he’s to make a good living as an artist. He may be shy & humble but he’s far from stupid.

    I do wish him luck and hope he’s finally happy and content. We will see what the future holds for him.

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  95. Abrra said

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    http://www.livestream.com/thevoiceunplugged

    Abrra

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  96. marlie7 said

    I’m so glad for David.

    Do any of us remember what it was like to be 16 or 17 or 19 and have people telling us what to do, who to be, where to go to school, what we were good at? Now multiply that by 10’s or 100’s because you are center stage (literally) on the most-watched show at that time. It shouldn’t surprise us that David felt pressured and only realized that he could do something about it when he was able to get away and look at that life from a different perspective. Was he unhappy at the time? Perhaps. And I also think there were parts of it he loved and enjoyed. He obviously loved singing – and still does. And I think e appreciates his fans enough to be honest with us – to trust us to stick with him, but in his way.

    How mature … and daring … of him to speak so honestly to us. Does it make you wonder about some of the other young stars out there who, instead of taking a good look inside themselves, act out, get crazy, and ruin their lives with drugs and alcohol and other wacko behaviors? Who’s to say they don’t feel the same kind of pressure, but don’t have the inner strength or faith to step away and make real decisions about how they want to live their lives.

    Thank God that David loves the music. That is what I love the most. Sure, I love his quirky ways and his funny rambling. But I’ll be satisfied with the music. I certainly hope to see him sing “live” again, but if that doesn’t happen, I’ll take what I can get!

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  97. marlie7 said

    USA Born: “Take it or leave it, he wants to be a Mormon entertainer for his Mormon peers.”

    I think you are a bit angry, eh? I’m pretty sure David wants to be that….and more. I think this has been a comfortable re-entry into life after the Mission. He seems to want to work on pop music, and to work with people in his religious circle as well. I think he can do both. Didn’t we all just swoon over “Do You Hear What I Hear?” Didn’t we just love “Glorious?” I’m not Mormon and I still love to hear David sing…anything!

    The bottom line is that if you want to hear that voice, you’ll have to get over the anger about his religion and go with the flow.

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  98. ray. said

    well said mmarlie.. some people just read to respond,not to understand what is writen.and its always the same ones on all sites.

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  99. tawna21 said

    Marlie and Ray…. thank you. My heart and head are on the same line that you are in this book called David Archuleta ~ Thank You.

    I just can’t think for a split second that David is running from the world into seclusion amongst only the LDS. He is strong in his faith. It is his buoy. Some entertainers use drugs and noise to sustain them. David uses faith, peace, and quiet. He’s been a missionary, and I think he’s wanting to continue showing people the strength that he has found from a deep belief in Christ. He can’t do that if he hides out with only the Mormons.

    I will hang on and, like Marlie said, go with the flow.

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  100. gladys1961 said

    The only comment I can make is, before I admired the singer, but now I admire the man. Things have changed for David, I guess he always could say the word “NO”, but now I read that the word “NO” written is more blunt.
    I’ve always thought that the only people who can do two things at once, were women. David is trying to unite his two loves, music and religion, I always knew he was different from the rest. Maybe that’s the reason why I’m still here, after seven years.
    I hope that all “NO” David says from now on, tell them with a huge smile.

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  101. gladys1961 said

    google translator sometimes does not help me, I wanted to write the word “convincing”, not the word blunt.

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  102. lynnella said

    #98 Ray, I agree completely with you, Ray. I don’t know why people always try to say he is only going to be a Mormon performer. Maybe they’re just trying to stir things up.

    Stephanie Maybee said he was going to do pop, several months back when she was writing with him. But, still some people try to convince us he’s only going to do “religious” music. I say, wait and see before you pass judgement.

    I will listen to anything he puts out. I’m not Mormon, but I don’t have a problem with him singing spiritual music. His voice and spirit are well suited for it. At least we know when he sings it, he means it. Now, if he sang rap or hip hop or music with a lot of sexual lyrics, then I’d have a problem. But, I don’t think we’re in any danger of that happening.

    Lynnella

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  103. djafan said

    I’ve read all the comments and you people blow me away! Even the wow’s lol

    MT, I’ve printed the poem, it’s a keeper πŸ™‚

    I think this really fits after his blog, which I hope and think we’ll be getting more of.

    “I would have thought I’d have gotten bored by now but it hasn’t happened and it really does surprise me. But, maybe it shouldn’t. Besides the amazing voice, he’s been an enigma from the beginning, totally unpredictable. David is an unusual personality and he continues to surprise me. It may not always be what I’m looking for from him, but I’m certainly never bored!”

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  104. djafan said

    I read and reread David’s blog and my admiration for this man has grown more than I though possible. The courage it takes to be so vulnerable is not possessed by many in the limelight of celebrity or elsewhere.

    β€œI know I may disappoint people for not being as interactive as before or who I showed myself as before, but man is it refreshing to not have to apologize for who I am and care about upsetting people anymore just because I am not what they want or expect me to be.”

    David has shown us again that he is absolutely worth the wait.

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  105. loulou said

    I am so happy that David wrote a blog ! I feel bad that he had to go through all the perpressure growing up ! Most of my family and friends are Marmonsand they love the church , but they still have to make a living. David is lucky that he has that great gift from God to sing like he dose and make other people feel good . I know God would want him to use that gift to make a living and help others through his music. I will be here waiting !!

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  106. Dayzee said

    A great conversation here. Good to see how David’s blog has been received. I love you all. And I love David.

    I am a firm believer that you measure twice and cut once. Sometimes I measure 3 times. If you are measuring 50 times you will not get much cutting done. David’s nature seems to take him beyond my 3 times limit. Hoping he finds himself more satisfied soon. This is just for me, not that I would want David to change his nature.

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  107. MT said

    Marlie,
    I do remember being young and fighting for my independence. When I got married, my husband was in the service. We moved 1200 miles away and I deliberately didn’t get a phone. I didn’t do it to be cruel. I called her often. But I didn’t want her calling me twice a day because I didn’t want my mother keeping track of my comings and goings or questioning me as to where I was or what I was doing if I wasn’t home. I wasn’t doing anything wrong. But we were young and wanted to take off for a weekend (any time if we wanted to, and we often did) without anyone freaking out and worrying because we didn’t answer the phone and they didn’t know where we were or if we were okay.. LOL

    It was about wanting to establishing my independence and showing her that I was capable of make my own decisions, was willing to live with the consequences, and that I could survive on my own. And it worked!! I can totally relate to David fighting to do things his own way. We’ve all established our independence and “found ourselves” in different ways, each in a way that works for us.

    USA Born
    “The sad part is David didn’t have to anything but put out music and sing.” << Maybe that's what the blog is about. Telling us that's what he's planning from now on. He's going to just put out music and sing. And I think you're right, that will be enough. I've never met him, but that's okay because I just want to hear him sing.

    I'm not ready to make assumptions as to what type of career he will have. I make lots of guesses! haha But I really just don't know so I'm not giving up yet. Time will tell.

    Dja,
    I'm so glad you liked the poem. I hope it made you smile. πŸ™‚ And yes, I thought about that same part of my article when I read his blog. LOL He's still surprising me!

    Dayzee,
    I really like your analogy. Sooner or later, you have to make that cut and see if you get it right. It seems he wasn't satisfied with the first cut and is re-measuring, trying to make sure it's a "good fit" this time.

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  108. fenfan said

    I just want to hear him sing. I think when the time comes he will slay us all over again. So I will wait.

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  109. bluesky4home said

    Fenfan: Amen to that!!!

    And… this is why I love you guys. Just. Just. Just. Big hug. ((((((hug)))))))

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  110. angelofdja said

    Yes Fenfan! SING David SING!

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  111. jans11 said

    Watching David the last 7 yrs I figured he was an introvert because of so many things he said and done paralleled with me. Sometimes I don’t even want to comment on here because of saying the wrong thing or saying too much. I just didn’t know the extent of his suffering and am so happy to see him free and happy in life to do it his way. When I was just a little older than David my husband was on a bowling team and they needed another person so they asked me to join. I told them I didn’t know how to bowl and they gave me the same old reasons that they weren’t that good either…etc. So, I bowled and every night that I bowled, I went home and either threw up or had the diarrhea because I was a nervous wreck. I enjoyed being there and I had fun, but I had to pretend that I was a good bowler and that was so hard on me. I was so glad when that bowling term was over.
    And little ole David has been pushed so hard in his life to get where he is now. He has accomplished so much more in his 24 yrs than a lot of us in our whole lifetime. He deserves to be happy and do it his way. I’ll be here for him for as long as possible. I want to hear him sing too, Fen! πŸ™‚

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  112. Suzy-Q said

    In the past, David said that he didn’t have time in his career to enough time in one place to have a relationship with any one girl. Now that he is back from his mission and 24 years old, I think that he might be thinking that he has to tone down his activities in order to be married and have time with his children in the future. A lot of Utah Mormons who are in the music industry seem to find a way to do both. A lot of it is through the media. The “The Piano Guys” is one example. They go on tours too but they pace themselves so that they have quality and quantity time with their wives and children. This is only my opinion of course.

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  113. Angelica said

    Got a lot of our feelings out tonight in chat. That’s always cathartic. I heard this today on the radio while driving and couldn’t help thinking of David.

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  114. Abrra said

    Thanks for that video Angelica. I first heard that song when Theo Tams sang it on a season of Canadian Idol. He has a very powerful voice similar to Elton John.

    Apologies for being so late to chat. I needed a nap and overslept. It’s nice to see from the comments in chat that fans are still invested in David’s success regardless of how it takes shape, David said “I just want to sing.” That was our first clue. He didn’t want all the trappings of big career. Now we will get to see what his idea of sharing his voice and talents will look like.

    Abrra

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  115. Good morning, sorry I left chat without saying goodnight bot my internet went out. I enjoyed the conversation.

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  116. Angelica said

    This is a comment below that song on YouTube that says what I think the song is trying to convey.

    “Not all scars show. Not all wounds heal. You can’t always see the pain someone feels. The worst part about being strong is that sometimes no one ever asks if you’re okay…
    But like the song says, ‘Even the best fall down sometimes…’ Life can be hard and knock you down but get back up and hit back harder no matter how hard the struggle maybe. Relationships, work, study, family, goals, life you name it. At least you try and when you try there is always a chance big or small that you will come out on top.
    Don’t give up. You can always make things better for yourself so don’t think it’s over. Everyday you wake up and get up, you have 24 hours in the day to make something happen, to make some changes, to make things better. So make the most of everyday as everyday counts. YOU count.”ο»Ώ

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  117. Dayzee said

    Angelica, thank you for the Howie Day music. Pertinent to our current situation. Good music always smooths the thorns.

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  118. Abrra said

    Ran into David Archuleta, he was nice enough to stop for a selfie. #selfie @DavidArchie Thanks David!

    A post shared by Marshall Bean (@cabobean) on

    Abrra

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  119. MT said

    Angelica,
    I like the song you posted in #113. It’s beautiful. I could see David singing in that style a la “You Can”. Sitting or standing, singing slowly from his heart. I’m still confused as to his next musical direction, but I certainly could understand him going in that direction rather than pop music if he’s looking to make his music more heartfelt.

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  120. Angelica said

    WTH?

    http://bluebirdcafe.com/artist.cfm?id=4093

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  121. jans11 said

    Angelica, that is totally weird! Kris in David’s Crush cover??????

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  122. Abrra said

    I have seen that photo shopped pic before. Remember when someone posted a ton of pics of David and Kris wearing the same shirt? I think they added that picture for giggles πŸ™‚ Looks like someone at the Bluebird Cafe publicity dept needs more a current picture.

    Or the whole thing is a gag πŸ™‚ He doesn’t have any gigs in Nashville according to his web page. http://krisallenofficial.com/tour/
    Yet they have him listed for tonight on the Bluebird site. Must check Kris’s twitter and see if he realizes what they did.

    I tweeted him and put both his and David’s picture from the CD cover in the tweet. haha

    Abrra

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  123. emifriend said

    I am so proud of David for this well written and honest post.

    Bluesky–I love you and your ways and your words! Thank you for #84

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  124. Angelica said

    Abrra, they take away dates from artist’s official site on the day of the concert if it’s sold out. Today is the 14th and he’s playing in Nashville at the Bluebird Cafe.

    http://www.songkick.com/artists/736275-kris-allen

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  125. emifriend said

    It’s going to be a great night at The Bluebird with Kris Allen at the 6:00 show and Amy, Vince and Don at the 9:00 show. Wish I had tickets!

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  126. Abrra said

    #124

    I see . Thanks! I’ll let you know if he responds about the picture.

    Abrra

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  127. Abrra said

    Some replies, but not from Kris, himself.

    Abrra

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  128. At this point in time, would David even care about the photo of Kris Allen? Take this lightly, it is a picture of a singer who is enjoying entertaining superimposed let’s say over a singer with a rare voice.

    SB 🍁

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  129. djafan said

    I thought they were being silly. Went to check out the Bluebird because I saw sold out and was wow, 90 seating capacity. I’d like to see David in a 90 seat capacity show πŸ™‚

    The majority of the comments on David’s OS are supportive and some very informative. Many takes on deciphering David’s words and a lot of introverts in the fanbase, very interesting.

    MJs posted it. Curious to see what kind of comments are made on a non fan site.

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  130. skydancer1x said

    Enjoyed that video Angelica , thanks for posting it. Interesting comment too. Was just watching Extra for a few minutes tonite and what should appear but multi pictures of a naked Miley, then a pic of JB in his Calvins. Double ugh! I am SO thankful David isn’t like that. So here we have someone who craves attention of ANY kind , and and our David , who doesn’t want any. When David made his iCarly appearance with Miley …both obviously had a lot going on .. Who knew??

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  131. djafan said

    Potluck, no problem.

    Chat was good. Many ideas and guesses flying around but the one thing that doesn’t change is that we love this guy and want the best for him.

    Angelica, The lyrics sure fit. Seems like many artists find themselves with “brain knots” at some point or another and write great songs. I can’t wait to see how this will translate to the writing David is doing.

    One month and the Spanish/Portuguese song will be heard!

    Kari will be hand carrying any mail sent when she goes to Utah on Feb 10th. She’s probably going there for the Roots gig. I wonder if Gina will also be there.

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  132. skydancer1x said

    Oops meant Miley’s show not icarly

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  133. tawna21 said

    Hey! I can relate to ‘brain knots’! I’m just trying to create an excel spreadsheet, in the quiet of my own little space, and my brain is all in a knot! I can’t imagine trying to write music with all the confusion that David’s had in his background. I’m in awe of what he’s done. Really!!

    Sky – Just another nail in the coffin of MC and JB for me. uggh!

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  134. djafan said

    David’s Facebook
    likes 29,218
    comments 523
    shares 280

    David’s instagram
    likes 10.6k

    David’s OS
    comments 132

    I was just wondering what David thinks when he sees all the likes and comments to what he posts. This is for the blog.

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  135. MUNKM said

    I really really really hope its true! Crossing my fingers and trusting the Archuleta!

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  136. skydancer1x said

    Thanks Munk!! Crossing my fingers too, that’s for sure!!

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  137. Abrra said

    For our Spanish speaking fans. David’s blog has been translated.

    Abrra

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  138. djafan said

    Munk, Yes, I pray it’s true!!!!!

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  139. lynnella said

    Just read the article on mjsbigblog about David’s “big blog”. Nothing but positive from her. Almost all of the comments I’ve read are positive and saying good for him. Very interesting. I did notice that MJ did not have much good to say about his father. Although, one of the commenters said they’d met him and he was a good guy. I don’t know, never met the man. It’s worth reading and commenting on.

    Lynne

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  140. djafan said

    Lynnella,

    I’ve read and commented. Interesting to see the reaction from those that are not us, avid fans lol. Almost all positive, even MJ chimed in though it doesn’t look like Jeff made a good impression. I’ve met Jeff and he seemed like a nice guy who absolutely loved his son.

    Baptized β€’ 18 hours ago
    I don’t know what it is, but this guy creeps me out.

    mjsbigblog Mod HappyDaisy_2 β€’ 16 hours ago
    I met David at a radio event shortly after his season. He was absolutely the sweetest soul. I thought maybe a little too sweet and guileless for a career in showbusiness.

    I will say. What David lacked in guile…his dad more than made up for it (I met him too.)

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  141. lynnella said

    Djafan, I hope you didn’t think my comment about his dad was from me. It was another commenter on mjsbigblog. I’ve never met David or his dad. Hope to meet David one day, but not his dad.

    It is interesting how his dad is perceived by the fans though. They either love him or hate him. I don’t do either, but do also love his son.

    Lynnella

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  142. djafan said

    Lynnella, Not at all. I knew it wasn’t your comment. I just mentioned what my observation was of his dad in speaking to him and observing his interaction with David. David spoke to him with his eyes when I say them in the same room with the fans. His dad would react to a “look” given to him by David and leave saying “Oh I better go now”. Jeff though is very social and seemed to like interacting with the fans whereas his mom stood in the background away from the fans just smiling or on her phone. These are just my observations πŸ™‚

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  143. Abrra said

    new post ———->>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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  144. tessielynn said

    It’s been a looooong while since I have posted about David. But it seemed appropriate.

    Life is a journey for all of us. Along the way our experiences refine us, hopefully in a good way. David has I think just set a pretty amazing example of the importance of being true to yourself. Being honest with yourself and understanding the importance of being willing to apply to your life what you LEARN is huge. There are a lot of people much older than David that are still too afraid to figure this out.
    Some of our greatest growth comes through our greatest trials in life David is clearly willing and able to face the truth regarding himself, and that, my friends tells me that David has grown significantly and I am very happy for him. Like him all of us each day hopefully will continue to learn and grow and be willing to shine the magnifying glass on our lives, see where we could be better and be brave enough to make the changes that do actually make us a better person.

    I will always love David. From the moment I was saw him something just touched me inside and I knew he was very special. Yes a great voice, but really just plain special. I know that truth today even more so then before. Sometimes when I think of David, I think of the story of David and Goliath. He might be small in stature, but mighty just the same.

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  145. erlindita said

    Hello everyone! Personally, i’m excited to hear Davids new music! It will be interesting to hear what direction he is taking for his music!. I love David & his voice so any genre he decides to take God willing i will be there!

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