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

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David Archuleta ~ Twenty-Four and There’s So Much More

Posted by djafan on Monday, January 19, 2015


I saw Neil Young in concert in Frankfurt, Germany during the 70’s. It was in a gigantic gymnasium, everyone packed tightly together sitting cross-legged on the floor, (yes, sitting). Kind of like a relaxed mosh pit. The lights dimmed. A hush descended. Then this unassuming man slowly ambled onstage as though he was just wandering around and ended up there by accident and proceeded to blow us all away. Half the concert was with the band. The last half was just him sitting on a stool with a guitar and harmonica strapped to his head.

Neil Percival Young is still touring to sold-out concerts at the age of seventy.

I chose these two songs to share because I love them, and because the lyrics in Old Man: “Twenty-four and there’s so much more” and Hey Hey My My: “It’s better to burn out than to fade away” seem to sum up what Neil achieved in his lifetime and capture best what I hope for David.

Both videos credit Unsal Cetinkaya

113 Responses to “David Archuleta ~ Twenty-Four and There’s So Much More”

  1. tawna21 said

    For sure, Angelica, Neil Young will always be Neil Young – remembered and talked about. There are those that have rooted themselves in well-drained soil. They will continue to grow and become the potted plant on the kitchen table- long-lasting and talked about. My wish for David and his future.

    Thank you for the videos. I had to chuckle at myself. ‘Old Man’ with it’s mellow mood was so peaceful to me. Then, ‘Hey,Hey, My,My’ with it’s psychedelic mood took me right to my late teens early 20’s. I used to thrive on that music. Reminded me of when I was with a date and we sat on the floor of a small venue in SLC, Utah, and watched Iron Butterfly perform. I was in my heaven when “In a gadda da vida” was played, all 15 minutes of it (he didn’t enjoy it as much). #daysgoneby #daysoffuturepast 😀


  2. bebereader said

    Hi Tawna 🙂

    Bringing these tweets over from the last thread:


  3. bebereader said

    and this:

    lynnella said
    Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 2:15 AM e

    I notice that there is another post up, so I don’t know if anyone will see this or not. I watched a program on PBS tonight of Robert F. Kennedy giving what was supposed to be a campaign speech in Indianapolis, but it was the night MLK was killed. The crowd waiting to hear Kennedy didn’t know of the tragedy and he had to tell them. He then gave one of the greatest speeches ever given in such a grave time in our country. Here is a link to the story, if anyone would like to read about it and read the speech:

    God rest Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy.



  4. jans11 said

    Very interesting story and post, Angelica. “Twenty-four and there’s so much more”…..that is a good cheer and so fitting for David at this time. Hoping for much, much more!

    Hearing from the man himself always puts a big smile on my face! 🙂 Thanks for the thoughtful sayings David! #davidcansayanythinganditmakesmesmile!

    Tawna, love your hashtags! 🙂 #thisissomuchfun 🙂


  5. Abrra said

    I never got into Neil Young as a solo artist. I was a fan of the band Crosby, Stillls, Nash (and sometimes Young). I can relate to the line 24 and there’s so much more. At that age we still have an idealist mindset. Our goals might not be fully formed but the road is stretched out for us to walk to achieve them. I admire David’s perseverance in persuing his personal and profressional goals. He tells us he is now ready to tackle serious work on his music. At 24 he is a work in progress. How fortunate he is to be able to spend time exploring his own musical path.


  6. bluesky4home said

    That is right, DA: You will “hear” your songs for the first time – when you sing them for us.

    (Tongue in cheek: I am so glad Dear DA that you know this and are getting ready to “face the music”. ^_^)

    (If you need a bottle of water or something to sit on, or just a “fan” ((good grief puns!!)) to get you through this, I think we are ready to provide all three items.)


  7. bluesky4home said

    Angelica: loved your music and thoughts! NY was not on my radar then. It is fun to hear him now and think about music in general. I like all the chord changes and variations in accompaniment. I love it when people who know music just cut loose and use that knowledge to entertain — themselves as well as the audience: when the performer is having fun – so are we!

    I get to see Guster with my sons the end of this month. This will be about the 4-5 year in a row for us. I get some interesting looks when I turn up with my little grey head and begin jumping up and down. But it is so fun to immerse oneself in just really good music and musicianship. Thank you so much for sharing this and part of your life.



  8. bluesky4home said

    Tawna!!! Moody Blues for the world!!


  9. djafan said

    Angelica, I’ve never heard those songs and don’t know much about Neil Young but it sounds that he has achieved successful longevity as a musician. Your hope for David makes me and my heart smile.

    “It’s better to burn out than to fade away” seem to sum up what Neil achieved in his lifetime and capture best what I hope for David.”


  10. djafan said

    Jans, #CountMeInLovingYourHastags

    Tawna, I see the roots taking to the soil 🙂

    “There are those that have rooted themselves in well-drained soil. They will continue to grow and become the potted plant on the kitchen table- long-lasting and talked about. My wish for David and his future.”

    Abrra, At only 24, incredible.

    “At 24 he is a work in progress. How fortunate he is to be able to spend time exploring his own musical path.”

    Great David tweets! Bells, songs, and LOVE.


    “(If you need a bottle of water or something to sit on, or just a “fan” ((good grief puns!!)) to get you through this, I think we are ready to provide all three items.)”


  11. djafan said

    A Japan Sony tweet of Realms of Glory!

    ソニー・ミュージック洋楽 ‏@INTSonyMusicJP


  12. Abrra said

    Angeica Did you edit the top picture? It really looks like David if he were “older”. I like it.



  13. ray. said

    ooo he,s a smart one ,he is, knows just when to stir the pot,,ya gotta love him.


  14. Angelica said

    Yes, shhhhh…don’t tell Bench. I was going for the theme of 24 and so much more age-wise and a better match up with the Neil Young album cover.

    I like that Neil does not have a perfect voice. In fact, I wish David would push his voice to go outside what is safe a bit. I loved Falling Stars, written by Jess Cates, Emanuel Kiriakou, and Claude Kelly, because he said he did it just because it was a beautiful song. I think a lot of David’s past work has been spent hauling up mediocre songs by the strength of his vocal chords to sound much better than they are. In an interview he said Eman told him to try not to sound like himself when he sang it and it worked. He left out the vibrato and riffs and had to reach outside of his comfort for the high notes. It gave the song a raw, breathy anguish that conveyed perfectly the pain. I believe that the real magic in any art is found in the imperfections that connect to our own flawed humanity. But tastes differ.


  15. skydancer1x said

    I knew “billboard”David looked somewhat different in that picture! 😳😃. Great job working your magic! Angelica, always liked the song “Old Man”. How time flies.. Can’t believe Neil is now the old man in his iconic song. “24 and there’s so much more”. Yes , so much ! Probably my favorite song of Neil’s was “Heart of Gold” I actually don’t remember the second one you posted but I was jumping and spazzing around the room to it . Haha. Oh wow Tawna! In a gadda da vida, and the long version that seemed to go on forever ,and it did lol loved that song ! Angelica , Eman was so right about his suggestions for David, singing Falling Stars. Love that song . I remember . I remember D telling us in the park , about that change up. Yep ,that change pretty much killed me …what he did with his voice. And I know what you mean. Will be very interesting to see what’s ahead with the songs he writes and sings. (Oh , and love those tweets 💗👍)


  16. bebereader said

    Interesting things you learn here! Am I the only one who didn’t realize that the “Young” in Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young was Neil Young? “Heart of Gold” was a song I liked by Neil.

    Yes, Angelica; that’s why “Falling Stars” is one of my all time favorites. You can feel the rawness in the emotion in David’s voice. It’s those songs where his voice breaks’ a little, whether intended or not that draw me in. “Love Me Tender” on American Idol, the live performance at the 1:30 mark. It’s natural, it’s raw and the imperfection conveys the pain more than a perfect performance would.

    Real Idol Fan


  17. Angelica said

    Sky, Please tell me you got video of you jumping and spazzing to Hey Hey My My. LOL! I hadn’t heard it myself in a while and went into my studio to paint and bounce around with it cranked up loud. The results were interesting. No I didn’t get video. But I do have this one.


  18. Angelica said

    Yes, Bebe. You are the only one I believe. haha. The break in his voice at the end of Love Me Tender nails the song for me. Hate that they fixed it in the recorded version.


  19. Abrra said

    Confession: I leave the area if I hear Neil Young or Led Zepplin music. It activates some crazy audio/brain connection that I can’t tolerate. Nope, can’t touch those videos hahah 2 guesses who the 2 fav artists of the men in my house might be? AHRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG! 🙂

    On the other hand, David’s music and voice are always a home run for me (except that tuki tuki song omg!) I have BEGIN on repeat lately.


  20. skydancer1x said

    Hahaha Angelica nope no way no video ! haha but sure was fun 😀I am sure you had some interesting results in your studio lol Thanks for bringing that particular favorite of FS over. Bebe ! We like the same song of Neil’s oh man….Love Me Tender …. #closeupsandelvislipcurlftw☺️


  21. djafan said

    David Archuleta is in Nashville 🙂


  22. djafan said

    I like tuki tuki 🙂


  23. Abrra said

    I like pie 🙂



  24. ray. said

    LOL i like both pie,and tuki tuki


  25. djafan said



  26. djafan said

    I find this fascinating. There are 39,045 People Talking About This (David’s facebook right now) Just thought I’d share.


  27. RUBEN said



  28. MT said

    I’m with Ray. I like both tuki tuki AND pie. 😀

    It’s interesting what strikes each of us. Begin. never seems to hit my CD player anymore. I’m not really sure why. I like his voice on those songs. I guess I just like other songs more. My two “go to” CDs these days are Forevermore (I STILL love him singing Nandito Ako, plus Rainbow Remix, and I’ll Never Go) and the little blue CD, NO Matter How Far, (I think you already know which song is my favorite on that one. 😉 ). If I’m listening to music, I’m almost ALWAYS playing one of those two CDs.

    I’d be curious to know if others listen primarily to one CD, have a mixed tape, or just randomly rotate and listen to all the CDs??? #InquiringMinds 🙂


  29. tawna21 said

    I have to ask…. what is tuki tuki?

    Abrra…. I have a mixed playlist on my ipod, but if I want to single a CD out for the car, it’s usually Begin. and then Forevermore. I don’t ever play the red, first one. The songs are on my ipod playlist, but that’s the only time I hear them, and there are songs on there that I really like. It’s hard for me with that CD, because that’s the one where David was so pushed and pulled. I just don’t feel like it’s really ‘his’ music, although it’s definitely his beautiful voice ♥.

    Did I just go around in circles with all of that? 🙂


  30. tawna21 said

    Sorry MT, I just realized that was your comment that I was responding to. 😉


  31. ray. said

    i radomly rotate.daliy


  32. Abrra said

    /candy jar and BEGIN and TOSOD ATE all I need. Like the red CD but after 5 years of playing the songs in Unplugged and hearing them at concerts, I don’t play them that much when I am alone.



  33. bebereader said

    I like pie and tuki tuki and all of David’s cds but most of all, I’m happy to hear that he’s in Nashville!


  34. MT said

    It’s a song he sang in Chile. It’s actually called Mi Burrito Sabanero but he sings,
    ♫Tuki, Tuki, Tuki, Tuki, …… I love it! 🙂

    Yes, Nashville!!!! 😀 😀 😀


  35. MT said

    Oh, BTW Bebe,
    When I have the Forevermore CD in and it starts playing Tell Me I always think of you and our Nandito Ako Tuesday chats because of that video you always played right after it ended. 😀


  36. bebereader said


    I remember all the fun we had on Tuesday nights, watching “Nandito Ako” together while we counted down the days until David came back home. I can’t find that particular “Tell Me” video to post here. Hope it wasn’t taken off of youtube. At least it’s still in the studio of the NA chatroom if we ever want to go back and watch the miniseries again.

    Arghhhh Of course now I have to hear the song so I’ll post this one:

    credit jhann23


  37. jans11 said

    27…Ruben, same here. I make the rounds most every day! 🙂

    34…Tuki, Tuki is a cute song and I like to see David having a good time. I don’t have that song and I only hear it on here.

    Both Love Me Tender and Tell Me causes a complete meltdown when I hear them!

    I rotate his songs every day. At night, I listen to Forever the extended version and once in awhile change to Begin. I generally go to sleep listening to the Forever album, his voice is so comforting.

    So glad he’s in Nashville too! #can’twaitforthatalbumtobedone 🙂


  38. Abrra said

    I knew there was something to like about Katie Moore. Elvis and cats FTW!



  39. djafan said

    Rube, Genial!!!! For sure!

    Tawna, your circles made sense to me 🙂


    “I’d be curious to know if others listen primarily to one CD, have a mixed tape, or just randomly rotate and listen to all the CDs??? #InquiringMinds :)”

    Right now the most played is Believe from the November concerts. The CD that is probably getting the most play is No Matter How Far, then Begin, next the self titled red cd. Then all the bonus songs that I love, Save The Day, The Day After Tomorrow, Waiting For Yesterday, Works For Me, Falling, and on and on lol.

    I also listen to archie radio and get a good dose of all music by David, it’s beautiful.


  40. djafan said

    Today is the audition anniversary for David!

    The first time I heard that “voice”.

    And I love this impromptu performance.


  41. djafan said

    Her sister lives in Nashville…the guy don’t miss a beat, love it.


  42. bluesky4home said

    Djafan… I LOVE that impromptu performance. He really gets into it 0 the funky rhythm – the free change-ups, etc. Too fun. I love hearing, watching, listening to people jam. Makes me so happy!


    I know they are not the fav around here… but I am SO excited to hear Guster tomorrow. Yea, I like them a lot. Dream concert: Dear DA, Guster, and Nathan Pacheco. Ummmm, acoustic, jamming-time and full orchestra – toss it all in!

    So, I like variety?!!


  43. djafan said

    Bluesky, I listened to some Guster, never heard them before nor Nathan Pacheco. So I checked them out, nice.


  44. Abrra said

    Good morning to all!

    David has gone silent in Nashville. This is a good thing. It means he is focusing on something he really cares about. I vote to song writing. 🙂
    Here is a Friday puzzle to amuse and delight you. 😉
    (Thanks to the person who created it.)
    To rework all the puzzles again use this link :



  45. skydancer1x said

    Thanks Abrra……Yay ! A puzzle on Friday! Gosh , the week has gone by so fast . Have a good day everyone ! ❤️ David…Nashville….all is well😀


  46. TOfan said

    *high five* Angelica… I’m a HUUUUUGE Neil Young fan. He’s one of the best songwriters of this generation, imo.

    My favourite Neil Young moment happened during the documentary for the Canadian version of “We Are the World” (called “Tears are not Enough”)… David Foster produced the record, bringing in all the top Canadian singers of the day.

    When it was Neil’s turn to sing his part, David Foster asked him to do another take because it sounded a little flat.

    “Hey man,” said Neil. “That’s my style.”

    😆 😆 😆

    David’s voice beats Neil’s by many miles, but whether he can write songs that stand the test of time like “Heart of Gold,” “After the Goldrush,” “Old Man,” “Comes a Time,” I could go on and on …. only time will tell. Would not surprise me one bit, though.


  47. djafan said

    Roots ticket give away!

    Possible livestream????


  48. djafan said

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  49. betsy said

    Angelica, you wild thing. Traveling the world at such a young age. 🙂
    Anyhoo, I’ve always like Heart of Gold, I grew up with it.
    Also, the album called Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young – Deja Vu.
    One of my sister’s had it
    and I would listen to it all the time. I was fascinated by the cover of the
    album as well. I loved it.
    The harmonies, the songs. I was 8, and still remember how beautiful
    the sound was and how I felt, lying on her bed and singing along with


  50. betsy said

    You who are on the road
    Must have a code that you can live by
    And so become yourself
    Because the past is just a good bye

    Teach your children well
    Their father’s hell did slowly go by
    And feed them on your dreams
    The one they pick’s, the one you’ll know by

    Don’t you ever ask them why
    If they told you, you would cry
    So just look at them and sigh
    And know they love you

    And you of tender years
    Can’t know the fears that your elders grew by
    And so please help them with your youth
    They seek the truth before they can die

    Teach your parents well
    Their children’s hell will slowly go by
    And feed them on your dreams
    The one they pick’s, the one you’ll know by

    Don’t you ever ask them why
    If they told you, you would cry
    So just look at them and sigh
    And know they love you


  51. Abrra said

    Thanks for the video and lyrics! I know you are an avid reader so I will recommend “Long Time Gone” by David Crosby. David talks about his music, life struggles and his journey out of drug addiction. After reading this book, I said “It’s like Elvis, only he lives this time.”



  52. marlie7 said

    Bebe#36 – Oh, my, sigh, heartstop, hearthrob, love that song!

    Angelica – Neil Young, CSNY…..the best from the old days, and still going strong.


  53. betsy said

    Abs, thanks for the recommendation. It’s exactly the type of biography I love.


  54. Abrra said

    I couldn’t stop laughing at this! Silly me.



  55. lynnella said

    #54 – Abrra, that is too funny. I wonder if that’s how David’s family felt when he first returned from his Mission (lol).



  56. Abrra said

    That might be what set me off. Then the smug look on the bird’s face was comical.



  57. djafan said

    Abrr! That is so funny.

    Lynne, I thought the same thing. David did say they didn’t understand him and thought he was strange lol.

    I can’t believe I’d never seen this video before. David’s run on idol was amazing. Interesting that Ryan Seacrest is including him in most of the recent idol mentions,


  58. Abrra said

    I can understand why that fan made this video. David never got his “journey” video at the finale. There was no time. They used all the last minutes for commercials and the announcement of the winner. Once the winner was announced, it was all about Cook.
    I wonder if there ever existed official journey videos for Cook and Archuleta.



  59. skydancer1x said

    Hi ! 👋. Sure enjoyed that last video😀. Nicely done, that’s a keeper. Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend.Rain, snow or sunshine! David included ,of course❤️ 😄🎶


  60. Abrra said

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  61. jans11 said

    Dja, thanks for posting David’s “official journey” video. I haven’t seen it either and it is great. Been so long, I forgot that they didn’t show a journey video for David. At the time, I thought he got robbed of everything! 🙂 #hedeservesthebestwhetherhethinkssoornot! #seeyalater! 🙂


  62. Dayzee said

    Wow! That is one lovely video. TY


  63. lynnella said

    That was a really good journey video. I don’t remember seeing any journey videos for the runners up, not just David, but all of them. When they announce the winner, everything goes crazy. I guess they figure no one wants to see it because of all the celebration going on. What they should do is show one for each of the last 2 standing before they announce the winner, then it will mean more to each of them. David A. so deserved to win that title. But, I’m sure he looked at it with a feeling of gratitude for making it that far. God has a reason for everything that happens, and there was one for that too. There’s definitely a plan for his life that is so much bigger than American Idol. Can’t wait to hear his new album.



  64. Abrra said

    I am not sure what year they stopped doing those type of videos. They did do it for season 7.



  65. angelofdja said

    Dang it! I couldn’t stay in chat. I tried everything. Buffered continuously! Ugh!
    I just need to break down and buy something new. My old laptop had to be retired now this old thing needs to go too! I know I’ll want to have something new before David’s new music and video!
    Thanks to everyone at The Voice for keeping the “lights” on! For David and for me! 😉


  66. Abrra said


    Reboot your pc and come back. It seems to have calmed down now. i had issues too, so it’s not just you.



  67. lynnella said

    Abrra, I think they still do the weekly journey video when someone goes home, but for the finals, I don’t remember ever seeing one. Could just be that I’m getting senile. Once they announce the winner, there’s all the confetti falling and everyone cheering and all the other contestants come on stage and gather around, so I don’t think having a journey video playing would work. Doesn’t really matter though. Now, David has a proper one. And, a better one than Amer. Idol would make.



  68. Abrra said

    Sunday puzzle!



  69. jans11 said

    Abrra, thanks for the Friday and Sunday puzzle. So appreciated! #theyaresuchaworkofart


  70. Abrra said

    You are welcome Jan. It’s about all I have to share until we get some news.



  71. tawna21 said

    Thanks, Abrra, for the puzzles. Don’t you be selling yourself short on what you have to share with us. You keep us afloat with all kinds of news and pictures all the time. Thanks to all of the admins here for your efforts. We have a pretty good group of ‘friends’ here! 😀


  72. bluesky4home said

    I love your puzzles. ^_^

    Have a happy Sunday, everyone!


  73. Abrra said

    Thanks Tawna and Bluesky.. We do our best. When David is under the radar, we try to bring anything that seems interesting to us and share it here with you.



  74. collegemom said

    And you are VERY, VERY appreciated, Abrra!


  75. ray. said

    yes i agree with collegemom ,all you mods are the greatest


  76. tawna21 said

    Yep! We are all loving what the admins do for us here, because they are doing something that they are good at and it helps us to be happy. So it is with David. We love what he does for us because it helps us to be happy. Whether he likes it or not, we are going to love and appreciate him for what he gives us. #thenatureofthebeast #singit #wewilllisten #wewillhearandunderstand #messagesarenotlostonus


  77. MT said

    I’ll join in with those thanking the Admins for their dedication and hard work. You guys rock! 🙂

    I just saw the weather forecast for the north east. Wow! *Thinking of all our people up there and hoping you all stay safe and warm! ♥ *


  78. Abrra said


  79. Abrra said


    Thanks for your concern. I am fortunate to be in a relatively safe place by staying home during the storm. It’s the people who won’t or can’t ( I hope they find shelter) stay inside that are at risk. We have provisions to carry us through the storm. My kids are very resourceful 🙂 My experience has been that the forecasts have been worse than the actual storms.

    Snow with areas of blowing snow. The snow could be heavy at times. Low around 22. Blustery, with a north wind 15 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 60 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 10 to 16 inches possible.

    Snow with areas of blowing snow. The snow could be heavy at times. High near 22. Blustery, with a north wind 22 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 60 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 9 to 13 inches possible.

    Tuesday Night
    Snow with areas of blowing snow before 1am, then a chance of snow between 1am and 5am, then a slight chance of snow after 5am. Low around 16. Blustery, with a north wind 11 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 47 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.

    A chance of snow showers, mainly before 8am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 24. Northwest wind 8 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
    National Weather Service



  80. tawna21 said

    I’m adding my hopes and best wishes to all of you in the north and in the path of ‘the storm’. Utah could certainly use some of that snow, but I’m not envying the storm that it’s going to bring to you. Stay warm!!


  81. djafan said

    Hola all!!!

    David will be signing for the first time since his return for all who are attending the Roots conference! Let us know if you’re attending!


  82. djafan said

    Friday trending party!


  83. djafan said

    Saw this on David’s OS, more comments appearing.

    ldaopines / January 25, 2015

    None of us have probably felt the same as you do because I believe that you are a child prodigy, something that you may not be able to say. I hope that readers here will read “The Mind of a Child Prodigy”, and understand better what characteristics musical geniuses can have in common.

    To me, the extraordinary memory, “rage to learn”, excessive detail orientation, and other prodigy commonalities explain your uncomfortableness in verbalizing, making decisions, and being surrounded by adoring fans. My guess is that it’s more natural for you to think in terms of musical notes rather than words, and that you might even have to “translate” to words like a 2nd language. Your special abilities were seen by your surprised parents when you were so completely mesmerized at such a young age with Les Miserables and other music. You even memorized the parts and accents. How old? 6 or so? Then you won Star Search, still at a young age, and was said to be a walking jukebox. So, again, I hope that your fans understand that the ungifted can’t exactly relate to your feelings, although some are introverts.

    Finally, I think you’ve been true every step of the way. We all have our different faces….when we meet new people, when we are at work, when we’re with family, etc. None are fake. Know that I have met you twice in VIPs and I was extremely nervous. You saw the real me, even though I am more talkative in other situations.


  84. djafan said

    I think AI and 19 Entertainment are bullies. I can’t even imagine the things that went on behind the scenes. Could these be the ones who were trying to stop David from the MKOCT? It wouldn’t surprise me.

    The Hollywood Reporter: Phillip Phillips says he’s been “manipulated” and in a move with huge implications, he is seeking to void his recording, management and merchandising deals with 19 Entertainment.

    “On January 22, Phillips lodged a bombshell petition with the California Labor Commissioner that asserts that Idol producer 19 Entertainment and its affiliated companies have “manipulated” him into accepting jobs since he hit it big. In a filing that reveals some of Phillips’ post-show tribulations including being forced to perform for free for one of Idol sponsors and not even knowing the title of his last album before it was announced publicly, the star singer is seeking to void his various agreements with 19, said by the star’s lawyer to be “oppressive, fatally conflicted.”

    “I am very grateful for the opportunities provided to me through appearing on American Idol,” says Phillip. “The value that the fans and the show have given to my career is not lost on me. However, I have not felt that I have been free to conduct my career in a way that I am comfortable with. I look forward to being able to make my own choices about my career and to being able to make great music and play it for my fans.”


  85. djafan said


  86. tawna21 said

    Wow Dja! Way to go Phillip Phillips!! It’s about time someone stood up to the bullies!! Like he said, AI has afforded him (and David) a boost to his career, but they just go way too far in what they require from these performers. Those contracts must have a lot of fine print that isn’t very clear. I applaud David for riding it out, and then being able to set out on his own highway.


  87. Abrra said

    Dreams do come true.



  88. Abrra said

    Not sure who to credit for this picture. It’s tagged @shadowbenny who lives far from Europe. It”s from the European weekend.



  89. djafan said

    Nice picture…loving those hashtags 🙂


  90. lynnella said

    Jan, I think Shanelle #88 gave you a run for your money on the hashtags (lol). I’ve never seen so many.



  91. tawna21 said

    Beautiful picture! Great hashtags! Every one of them is so true! 🙂


  92. skydancer1x said

    Wow ,what a nice picture of David. Don’t think there’s enough hashtags though haha😊. (So true ,every one of them ). Abrra , and Bebe ,be safe!Thinking of you both and everyone in the northeast that is getting this possibly historic storm . Hope you are right Abrra and that it won’t be as bad as predicted. (Fingers crossed for power remaining on for you guys)

    Sent from my iPhone


  93. jans11 said

    79…Stay safe everyone!

    81…I wish!

    82…I’ll be there. Got my list all ready! 🙂

    83… Thanks for bringing it over, Dja. Great comment.

    84…WOW! Kudos to PP and poor David. We just didn’t know what David was going through.

    85…I really wish……. 🙂

    86…I applaud David too. Sticking with that for 3 yrs took a lot of guts!

    87…Brooke was such a cutie! And she still is.

    88…WHOO! Lovin that smile!

    90…Wow! Haha, I guess I’m “outnumbered”! 🙂 Good ones!

    #icantcompetewithallthosehashtags 🙂


  94. betsy said

    Stay warm and safe, my friends. I know you will have all the blankets and food to ride it out,
    but loss of power always worries me so STAY WARM!!!
    I”m off to bed now, reading a story about the blizzards of 1880-81.
    Laura Ingalls Wilder had a book about it, but this is not that.
    I didn’t realize that 90 ships sank on Lake Michigan during one storm –
    the one in October. It went from 70 degrees to -29 in less than a day.
    The trip was from Michigan to Chicago – relatively short. (The ship called The Alpena)
    Sorry for rambling lol. I can’t help it sometimes.


  95. jans11 said

    You weren’t rambling, Betsy. That was a very interesting story. Weather can really be unreal sometimes. We are blessed here in the midwest as it was 62 today and will be tomorrow…unreal! 🙂


  96. bebereader said

    Good afternoon! I live about an hour north of NYC and yes we had snow but only about 4-5 inches. The roads are open and busy and the stores are too. They closed the schools based on yesterday’s predictions but they could have been open. At 6:30 am, when the buses would start running, it was no longer snowing here. So the kids got a free day; they deserve it! The wind wasn’t bad either and I had my flashlights etc ready. Have been through worse windstorms where I would put the TV on just to block out the sound of the wind, but I didn’t have to this time. It’s 18 degrees now and the sun is shining. #blessings


  97. Abrra said

    You got by so much better being away from the coast. Where I am in southeastern Massachusetts got hit with well over a foot of snow.

     photo jan27snow1_zpsxcaas73u.jpg
    View out the front of our den.

     photo jan27snow_zpsiev3kmrg.jpg
    View out my back door. The snow is very deep due to drifting from the wind.

    It’s still snowing with a total estimate of 2 feet by tomorrow. The good news is the wind wasn’t so bad as to knock the power out. I am thankful for that. As I figured, the predictions were over stated for my area. Cape Cod and Nantucket to the east were hit the hardest.



  98. MT said

    Nature can be so strange. For someone like me who never sees snow like that, it appears so pure and so beautiful. Yet it can be so dangerous. A true oddity in nature.

    Bebe & Abrra,
    I’m so glad you’re both doing ok. I hope the power continues to stay on for both of you and all the others waiting for the rest of the storm to pass.


  99. Abrra said

    Sometimes I think it is natures way of forcing us to slow down and recharge.



  100. jans11 said

    So far we have been lucky here in KC. But last year we had a 12 inch snow fall…I measured it on my back deck right outside my door. I agree, Abrra, it sure does make a person slow down and recharge whether you want to or not. I actually like it sometimes just for that reason. As long as it’s not a dangerous storm moving through. Knowing KC, winter is not over yet. Tomorrow is to be 73* and the next day back to 40! We have had snow clear into May! That I don’t like! Our slogan is probably like every other state out there, “if you don’t like the weather today, just wait til tomorrow. It’ll change!” 🙂

    #itwouldbenicetobetalkingaboutaconcertinsteadofweather! 🙂


  101. tawna21 said

    Jans… ding, ding, ding! You’re #100! Just sitting in the beauty shop talking about the weather. 😀 LOL!


  102. jans11 said

    Haha, Tawna, I just love your enthusiasm! 🙂 Take pictures when you see David…if you can. 🙂 #youusuallycanatmeetandgreets #autographsessions


  103. djafan said


    @stephaniemabey: Late write with @davidarchie 🌜#nashville


  104. djafan said


  105. Abrra said

    Thank you Stephanie! Me thinks she might also be a fan. She knows what we like 🙂
    I hope we get lots of David playing piano while singing soulful music.

    3 years ago with fans in Manila

    and more with a fan from Utah



  106. skydancer1x said

    Abrra, that second snow pic ,out your backdoor , wow. That’s a great photo. so glad your predictions were correct 😃I couldn’t believe the pictures of the storm along the shore , the Cape, on the news last night with the waves splashing up roof high and freezing and wind hurricane strength at times, holy cow! Lots of damage there. Bebe, so happy you escaped the worst of it too. Jan, would you believe it was 81 here yesterday !! I was in shorts and t shirt. (We need to enjoy the warm up while it lasts ) going to be like that today also,here in north Texas. Crazy . Enjoy your day! 💗. Aw nice pic of D and with Stephanie, writing ,singing at the piano in Nashville. Love that she posted it. 😃 have gotten used to not seeing pics of him the past few weeks so it’s always nice when something pops up in real time 😀. 👍thanks stephanie💗


  107. Abrra said

    Sometimes pictures need to be bigger 🙂

     photo 42a_zpsdplglmzg.jpg
    credit @stephaniemaybe

    I am always on the hunt for pictures. They may not always be current but “new” in the sense that we haven’t posted them here before. This period now while he is working on his song writing will be a slow time for fans. I am sure we can find something else to talk about while we wait. 🙂



  108. bebereader said

    Thank you everyone for your concern about the weather and how the NE fared in the blizzard. Luckily for my area of NY, we got much less than was predicted. In fact, the meteorologists apologized to New Yorkers for the error in prediction, causing subways to be closed which meant many being unable to get to work. Also many businesses had to close too.

    Gary Szatkowski, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service, tweeted his apology.

    “My deepest apologies to any key decision makers and so many members of the general public. You made a lot of tough decisions, expecting us to get it right and we didn’t. Once again I’m sorry.”

    Better safe than sorry.

    #104 David at the piano makes me all kinds of happy!


  109. betsy said

    I loved all of these videos, and am watching them while drying my hair before work. 🙂


  110. djafan said

    Betsy, One of my favorite unexpected interviewer reactions to having David in front of you.


  111. fenfan123 said

    My internet connection is rather slow and I have to wait ages for a page to load. So I can’t comment often. But I am glad to see David is writing in Nashville.
    Love the picture of him at the piano.


  112. djafan said



  113. Abrra said

    Hi Sis! We miss you Fen fan 🙂

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