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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 ~ Busy In Nashville

Posted by djafan on Wednesday, February 4, 2015

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David’s been in Nashville for about three weeks!

Below are the four groups of writers who tweeted or sent pictures by Instagram. Maybe more to come. There certainly is an abundance of hashtags which tell a story by themselves!

#nashville #nashvillemusic #pop #songwriter #songwriting #songwritingteam #songwritingduo #nashvillesongwriter #nashvillesongwriters #mics #tonegeek #music #studio #nashville #keiththomas #davidarchuletta #urbanpop #gabtrap #davidarchuleta #stephaniemabey #nashville #bluebirdcafe #music #songwriter #newmusic #nashville #nashvillesongwriter #nashvillesongwriters #davidarchuleta #camillenelson #shaunbalin #isabeaumiller #twoinc #songwritingduo #songwritingteam #songwriting #songwriter #pop #ballad

This one tweeted again today:



106 Responses to “David Archuleta ~ Busy In Nashville”

  1. Abrra said

    I am following them all. I follow Stephanie Maybe and she has left Nashville for now. She didn’t mention anyone else leaving 🙂

    At the end of the last thread SB mentioned feeding birds to help them get through the hard winter we are having here in the northeast. We do feed them in several spots around the yard. I just picked up 8 suet blocks that are embedded with seeds and fruit. 🙂 We also have seed feeders in a few places. The birds are constantly at the feeders, even as the falling snow and wind are at their worst.
    My mother used to tell me that if you decide to feed the birds, it’s a lifetime commitment. Once they put you on their list of food stops, you must keep the promise. So I asked her how long do birds live? She told me it didn’t matter because they bring their relatives and the generations continue to use the feeding stops. So, I guess we have to consider them family and keep feeding them. I don’t mind. 🙂



  2. Great recap thru pictures of the fabulous songwriting going on down there in Nashville! SO glad David spent some time there & hope he makes it permanent, or at least a second home. Thanks! 🙂


  3. djafan said

    Abrra, I think Stephanie said she was going home for a bit. Sounded like she may be going to Nashville again.

    Marylee, David has been a busy bee for sure. I’m anxiously patiently waiting for what’s to come lol


  4. tawna21 said

    Dja, thanks for putting all the pictures in one place. And, I like Marylee’s idea of David making Nashville more permanent. Utah just doesn’t have what he can get here and he would be less bothered by outsiders. #spokenbyanativeUtahn

    It’s hard to even try to comprehend/imagine the heaven that David must be in. He is surrounded by his peers in the industry. He always refers to people his own age as his peers, which to a point is true when talking about relationships that build into marriage, close BFF’s, etc. But, in my mind these people are the companions that he is equal to when it comes to music and business.


  5. MT said

    Thanks for putting it all together. It’s great to see it like that. *thumbs up*

    I love this comment from the top photo> Isabeau Miller said: “This song is GORGEOUS. There were some definite tears shed while we wrote it! I’m in love with it …”

    I hope we get to hear that one! I’m also on the same train with Marylee and Tawna. I’d love it if he’d make Nashville either his home or second home.

    And I’d quote Tawna in #4 but it would be the whole thing. So …. What Tawna said. Yes! 🙂


  6. MT said

    Oh! And two of the hashtags on that same one say …. #POP and #BALLAD Yeah baby! PLEASE let us hear that one. Pretty please???? 😀


  7. jans11 said

    Wow, those hash tags put me to shame! 🙂 No, really, I’m so happy to see David making his dreams come true. I know he said he done things he hated, but he wouldn’t be here if hadn’t done them. It’s kind of the same story with us all. I’m sure we all have had to do things in life that we hated or didn’t like, but, that’s life, to get to the point we are at. I’m so excited to hear his new music. Don’t even care what it is, it’s David’s voice singing and that is what counts. I know it will knock our socks off, I just trust the Archuleta! 🙂



  8. angelofdja said

    Oh my heck! Tears were shed? GAH! Sounds sooooooo good! (Must have patience…must have patience…) 😉


  9. MUNKM said

    I just want you guys to know that I come here everyday and I really appreciate all of your comments and support of David and his music! This is a wonderful place!


  10. Abrra said

    Thanks so much Munk! It means the world to us to get such positive feedback from David’s fans. We strive to keep up to date on whatever is happening with him and around him. We are all going to have to adjust to the new way his career is evolving. It has been a slow but steady stream of events and music. It gives all of us more time to tend to our own lives. In about a week we will have more new music. I am excited to have an original song from David! I hope he sends us a blog just before the Roots Tech event. I’d love to read what his thinking was in writing the new song.



  11. MUNKM said

    Abrra, You comment reminds me of The Tortoise and the Hair… “slow and steady wins the race”! And sounds like he is on a winning team! Excited to be on the finish line cheering him on! He’s been given a great gift and I think its pretty awesome that he is striving to not be distracted, and is surrounding himself with gifted people to work with. We are in for a real treat! Excited!


  12. lynnella said

    I think, after all of this flurry of activity in Nashville, that we can safely put to rest the worry that David is only going to be a motivational speaker for his Church. Sounds like he also took the semester off from school. It would seem that the man is hard at work on his album. Would be nice if it comes out in late spring, and maybe a concert tour in the summer. That way he could go back to school in the fall, if he wants to. This is a man of many talents and interests. He can do anything he puts his mind to. Looking forward to hearing the Spanish song and seeing the video for it next week. I would say life is good in the David Archuleta fandom right now. Haven’t seen any naysayers around here lately either (lol).



  13. MT said

    Summer Tour would be fabulous!! I don’t know if it will happen, but we can always hope!

    When it was getting close to his homecoming last year, I was dreaming (didn’t actually expect it to happen) of a summer tour last year and, one day when I had some time on my hands, did a bit of editing on one of my favorite pictures from his time in Manila. I made my own Tour Poster for 2014. (Done wI wish it had become a reality, but that’s ok)

    Anyway ….. I thought you might enjoy it as a puzzle. Something to dream on for 2015. Hope you like it. 😀


  14. djafan said

    Are you guys excited???? I’m over the moon!!! Did you see the hashtags?? Wonderful words of beautiful music. I could just imagine being there hearing that “voice” in person.

    As I was looking at the last couple of threads I thought look at all these wonderful pictures of all things music by those working with David!!! So I put them all together! I just added the first one by Stephanie Mabey that I had inadvertently left out.

    I’ll add any more that appear as they do.


  15. djafan said


    “I think, after all of this flurry of activity in Nashville, that we can safely put to rest the worry that David is only going to be a motivational speaker for his Church.”

    “This is a man of many talents and interests. He can do anything he puts his mind to.”

    “I would say life is good in the David Archuleta fandom right now.”



  16. Abrra said


    Thanks for the puzzle. I loved it and what inspired you to make the poster.



  17. tawna21 said

    Super puzzle MT… thank you! 😀


  18. Abrra said

    Social Media Break

    Posted by Team Archie in Blogs | 0 comments

    I mentioned last week that I have deleted the twitter and instagram apps from my phone. Why? So I could see how much more time I would have on my hands without them.

    I would, without even thinking, pull my phone out, click on these apps, and start looking through photos, and what’s going on in other people’s lives. Not only that, you come across pictures and comments of what other people think about your life. This curiosity of what others think of you starts affecting your own view of who you are, whether it be blowing things up so your head gets big, or being hurt by the very opinionated people who happen to have an opinion about every detail of your life. But that’s beside the main point.

    My main point is that I think I am on my phone for 60 seconds and I look at the time realizing 45 minutes have passed by. I was wasting too much time waiting for a new update, new picture, and imagining that I am connecting to the world when really I was becoming disconnected to reality— feeling unaccomplished and a little empty after all that time with each curiosity session of snooping around other people’s lives and what other snoopy people thought of my own life.

    I am on a journey to not be so caught up in what everyone else thinks. What is the purpose in this? It is to care more about what I think. The more you are caught up in what everyone else thinks, you disregard yourself. “Nevermind what I think of myself and what is going on in my life! I am too busy worrying about what everyone else thinks of me!” I feel my brain was telling myself.

    These same thoughts have gone through my mind throughout all of my life. Lately I have gotten so sick of them that I decided to try and shut the voices of others off, including the ones that got stuck inside my mind. The best solution I had for this was to stop looking at everything on social media. I cannot focus on very many things at once. When I am worried about what everyone else is telling me to do, or comparing myself to what other people are showing on twitter, Instagram, and other sites I cannot focus on what my own feelings are, or what that still, small voice within is trying to tell you.


    How has this been going so far? Well, my thoughts and feelings are very connected to what comes out of me musically. The more in tune I am with myself, the more music comes out. It has been refreshing to get more of my own stories out through lyrics, or even with melodies. I am discovering that the only way to get this music out is to get rid of all of the other voices from my head. When I have all of the other voices going through my mind, whatever is coming out feels superficial, dead, and empty.

    Now, am I disregarding social life and contact with other humans? No! Of course not! I have actually spent more time personally with people visiting them, spending time, and catching up with friends. I just need a balance of experiences spending time with these people along with the alone time to reflect more on what’s on my mind and in my soul.

    I have been creating music with many of these friends and also with a lot of great writers. I am in Nashville to be more focused on this new music project and have been forming more of this story I feel like I need to tell in the next chapter. It is exciting for me, because I feel good in the process. I don’t really know where it’s all going or where it’ll end up, but the fact that I am trying is one of the greatest feelings about it. I’m not afraid of making mistakes like I used to, and sometimes you’ve got to fall so you know what it feels like to get back up. I think getting back on your feet to keep going can be a feeling that feels even better than smooth sailing the entire time. You may end at the same destination whether you fall or smooth sail the whole time, but something about pushing through and fighting the good fight makes the entire journey all worth it—perhaps even greater than the destination itself that you were moving towards.


    What I am basically trying to say is I need silence in order to function. My quiet time is valuable to me. Everyone keeps asking me how things are in Nashville. I say “It’s really nice. It’s quiet.” Part of this is because I have decided to make this quiet time for me, but also this town is a place where I feel peace.

    Whoever may happen to be reading this, I would encourage you to try this yourself, and delete your social media apps even if it’s for a couple of days and see how much more you notice about yourself and life in general. You’re not going to die without it, even if at first you feel like it and that you’re “behind the times.” It’s worth it. Trust me. Next week I will be back in Utah for the RootsTech 2015 convention. I will be singing a few songs and also premiering the music video I shot in Costa Rica last Summer. It’s a song I wrote that’s actually in Spanish, and is about finding yourself by looking in the past. If you’ll be there, then I suppose we will see each other then.



  19. MT said

    haha I don’t know what happened up there. It printed “Done wI wish it had become a reality” It was supposed to say “I hope it will become a reality.” Geez, guess I need to proof better.

    Abrra and Tawna, glad you liked the puzzle. 🙂 I love that picture because he was so “on”, performing with such intensity. Can’t wait to see that again.


  20. MT said

    Sometimes, David, it’s better to live in blissful ignorance.


  21. MT said

    Wait! Before that is misinterpreted, I DON”T mean David is ignorant. It’s an expression. Just wanted to be clear on that. I hope you knew that.


  22. Abrra said

    Haha MT I understood exactly what you meant. I practice a bit of what David is talking about, myself. If you know you might go down a rabbit hole, don’t go to the cabbage patch 😉



  23. jans11 said

    Oh, sweet David! You just do things the way you want. That’s what everyone else does. You are the only one that knows what is good for you. ♥ It’s ironic that I have been scaling back these past few weeks. Just doing my own thing and when anything new came up, enjoy it! So glad this site has nothing but good things to say about David. Not trying to tell him what he should or shouldn’t do. That would throw anyone off. I knew that he has had to read some negative comments for him to blog the way he did. Kudos to you David!

    #bestwishes #forsweetsuccess #enjoyNashville


  24. jans11 said

    Abrra, loved the pink shirt puzzle! Loved him in that concert!

    Oh my, am I going crazy or what? Earlier there was a photo of David and his mom on the river in the Polynesian Cultural Center and now I don’t see it. I have a photo just like it from when I was over there 3 yrs ago. Only David wasn’t in it.. 🙂


  25. jans11 said

    Well, for some reason it has reappeared! 🙂 #itsnotmeitsthecomputer! 🙂


  26. djafan said

    I’ve read the blog and am very impressed with David’s written thoughts and his decision to share them with his fans. I like that Nashville feels like the right place to let out his creativity that will materialize into beautiful music for us. #stillexcited

    Jans, here you go. Great picture!


  27. jans11 said

    Thanks, Dja! That is just so dang cute! It warms my heart to see him having fun. No wonder we love that guy! Nice seeing all those likes and comments! ♥


  28. skydancer1x said

    Hey peeps 😃. Wow , have to tell you about 5 minutes before that blog was posted I said to myself , ( in MY brain.) . “there’s a blog coming I can feel it ” kind of an eeeeek!! moment when it appeared those few minutes later. Haha. I happened to be listening to D singing MT’s favorite song ‘Crazy ‘at that moment hehe. Anyway, loved he is keeping us in the loop as to what’s going on , delivering blog part two, just as he said he would probably do this week. Makes me happy he is finding the peace he needs in Nashville, to tap into that creative energy! Conclusion: ( love that btw ). 💡 👍😃❤️🏇🎼🎶🎶


  29. MT said

    Ahhhhhhh!!! My favorite song! LOLOL ♫ Does that make me craaaazzyyyyy .. ♫


  30. Dayzee said

    MT, always love a puzzle that results in a pic of David. You would think I could put that face together in the dark by now.

    I was happy to read in the blog that David said he was no longer afraid of making mistakes like he used to be. I sometimes worry that his expectations of perfection hold him back. He holds himself to such high standards that I appreciated him saying he could fall and pick himself up and not lose his momentum. So good to see him moving forward.

    So many happy pictures here. Thanks dja for bringing them to us in a bundle. Really lifts my mood to see that “greatest smile in the world”


  31. lynnella said

    I’m so glad to hear David say that he’s not worried about what other people think about him, like he used to be. He’s learned a great lesson at a young age. It took me many decades to get to that point, and sometimes I still let it bother me. When you do what you believe is right for you and you are happy with what you do, you are free to be yourself. That’s the best thing you can do for yourself and others around you. No more trying to impress anyone else. Of course, he doesn’t have to do anything to impress us. We all love him unconditionally, just for who he is. I hope he knows that his true fans feel this way. David, if you read this, just do your thing and be yourself. No judgement, just love from your fans.



  32. tawna21 said

    Dang! David just gets better and better at ‘getting it’. How wise to realize that he was shutting himself off by keeping himself tuned in. I have found myself, like some of the rest of you have done, scaling back on my ‘social’ time… and I haven’t died (love that David). I may still spend a lot of time at my computer, but I’m doing a lot more with my hobby creating time. I’ve just found that I really don’t need to know what is going on in the lives of ‘friends and family’. So, once again, I owe David a thank you for pointing to another direction. One that I can use to become a better focused person.


  33. Abrra said


    This time is was MT who made the puzzle. See her comment #13. It was fun wasn’t it?

    When an embedded link such as David’s IG picture doesn’t show up, just refresh your browser page and wait. It will show up eventually. This page has so much content to load, before it will load the most current links in comments.



  34. Abrra said

    I follow Sam Woolf from AI13. This is a wonderful picture. I bet David would like this studio.



  35. bebereader said

    I love the hodgepodge of hashags and pictures of writers all in one place. Great idea!

    The new blog! He’s communicating with us! So important for a singer and his fans to have some kind of communication. He understands that it matters more what you think of yourself than what others think of you. A life lesson that many don’t learn until they’re much older. There’s no need to decipher every word he says. He’s in his twenties which is a time for introspection; I get that. As a fan, I’m just glad to hear that he’s working on new music and I can’t wait to hear that beautiful voice singing the new songs to us. And a few of the old ones too!

    Favorite line from the blog:

    “….I have decided to make this quiet time for me, but also this town is a place where I feel peace.”

    Loved that picture in the puzzle. #asiatour/favoritetour

    MUNKM #9
    Many thanks for the kudos. They are most appreciated.:)


  36. Abrra said

    I agree that David is using communication in a more healthy way. It’s not that he has totally abandoned these media outlets, but he is being more conscious of when he uses them. The cell phone is too convenient a tool for a ” …curiosity session of snooping around other people’s lives and what other snoopy people thought of my own life.” He can still check in on his laptop when he needs to let us know what’s happening in his career. I think the majority of fans get why he is choosing to seek some peace and quiet to create music. I haven’t seen any significant drop in followers and the 2 timelines for messages to him that I have on my Tweetdeck are always updating. Fans are still showing great support.

    hehe When I read that word snoopy in his blog, my mind went immediately to ninja fan. 😉



  37. djafan said

    Wonder if any of David will be shown. Hoping for tweets, video, pictures from the event.


  38. Abrra said

    No mention of streaming any of the entertainment. Looks like all church speakers.

    I am glad we will have a few fans there for David’s appearance.



  39. Dayzee said

    Anyone have an available ticket for Roots Tech?


  40. djafan said

    Dayzee, they’re not available for purchase anymore? I read that they were trying to avoid a mob when they realized the high demand for the closing act and signing. You see its not a David concert its a Roots Tech convention and we all know how this will play out lol. I wonder if there will be chairs? 😗


  41. Dayzee said

    Tickets are available for everything except the David part.

    I love the pic of Sam Woolf’s church/studio. Would love to spend some time there.


  42. Abrra said

    Haha! I was scrolling though @DavidArchie timeline on twitter and I think he is back in Utah. It sounds like a crazy place to eat. 😉

    Dayzee I agree that it does look peaceful. Sam didn’t use it for the EP cover though. I suppose when you are a new artist you need to be the featured graphic on your CD.
    He has a very contemporary sound and much of his music is acoustically driven.

    Sam Woolf

    I have been watching AI14. There is a good mix of ages and singing styles. I lean towards the soulful singers. I really like Savion Wright’s audition. He is a returning contestant.

    American Idol



  43. djafan said


    @jennettemccurdy: I am hardcore in a @DavidArchie music phase. David, please tone down your angelic voice and catchy hooks. Thanks.

    @ginaorr: Wait until you hear what is in store 🙂 @jennettemccurdy @DavidArchie


  44. tawna21 said

    #43 WHAT!!??!! The burners are heating up…. I can feel it!!! 🙂


  45. jans11 said

    Abrra, sorry, another sr moment! haha 🙂 Thanks, MT, it was a great puzzle! Good work!

    The church/recording studio looks like a great little place. I agree, so peaceful looking.

    Dja and Dayzee, another one of those “it’s not a David Archuleta concert”! I love it! Bet there won’t be any chairs there tho! 🙂 Not the moving ones anyway 🙂

    Sam Wolfe is one of my favorites…good song. Love the band, it has it’s own sound. Every singer needs to have their own stamp in their music.

    Abrra, same here on the soulful singing. Love it so much when David puts in his songs.

    “Wait until we hear what is in store!” Wow, Tawna it is heating up! Can’t wait til it’s at the boiling point! 🙂 #itsjustabouthere!


  46. Abrra said

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  47. Abrra said

    Our Sunday puzzle picture comes courtesy of David’s aunt Miriam.



  48. While we often sit in judgement and criticize another young singer for his less than perfect voice or the mischievous antics of a 21 year old, he is doing more than I am now for the same worthy cause.

    “An eBay auction for some of Justin Bieber’s childhood personal items has ended, raking in thousands of dollars for a good cause. This isn’t his first time at turning his attention towards helping others.

    The auction gave fans a chance to buy the Stratford, Ontario pop star’s used Toronto Maple Leafs comforter, pillowcase, ceiling light and a pair of his Nike basketball shoes — all autographed by Bieber.

    The winning bid on the shoes came in at more than $62,000, while the comforter sold for more than $6,000.

    The pillowcase ended at more than $3,000, and the light was came in at just under $2,000.

    The profits are going to help support Stratford’s House of Blessing food bank, and all items come with a certificate of authenticity signed by Bieber’s grandmother.

    Bieber’s grandparents, Diane and Bruce Dale, donated the items to raise money for the food bank and organizers say Bieber signed them when he was in the area over the holidays.”

    Google shows other fundraising efforts.



  49. Not initiated by JB but successful because of him.


  50. bluesky4home said

    Looks real quiet around here. But you know what? I still love to come and just feel the vibes. Gosh, I sure appreciate all of you here.

    And, Dear DA…. No words for how relaxed, excited, at ease, anticipatory, up in the air, and at the same time… really “full”, I feel. And I haven’t even heard anything yet!

    Good times are on their way. I am excited for all of us….. and DA. ^_^


  51. Abrra said

    Thanks for the info. It’s a nice thing when someone can use what they have to help others.

    Thanks for your support and kindness always.



  52. oliveoil said

    Hi everyone. Thought I’d check out the David sites while watching the Grammys. I haven’t been commenting that much lately, but I just wanted to thank you for a place to go where David is always given lots of love and respect . You know, he really is trying to show himself to us through his blogs, his tweets, and eventually his new music. I prefer to take people at face value . It makes life a lot easier that way. Love you guys.


  53. tawna21 said

    Awesome puzzle, Abrra…. as usual!!!! Thanks! 😀


  54. Abrra said

    Glad you stopped in. 🙂 We do what we can to show support for his career. David will be showing us something very special next week. I am excited to hear his new song and I bet it will give us more incite to where his head is at now.

    Thanks! Loved that picture with his handsome smile.



  55. poof said

    Well put Oliveoil. I’m still here and appreciative of this site. It is such a “good place” and thanks.


  56. Dayzee said

    This site is a specially “good place” I came here to request a ticket and… VOILA!…. Refnaf answered my prayer. No greater joy than receiving a David ticket.

    Abs, thanks for the AI clip of Savion Wright. I’ve missed the show so far this season, but that looks pretty good.

    Great to visit here and see the comments from such nice people. I appreciate you all.


  57. MT said

    Savion Wright was one I liked too. He seems like a natural. Nice voice, talented, smooth, relaxed, with a little charm thrown in to round it all out. I hope he makes it into the top 24 and/or beyond. I think he’s got a good chance. I’d like to hear him sing a whole song to see what he can REALLY do.

    Thanks for the puzzle, too!

    *waiting for David’s Spanish song and video* 🙂


  58. Abrra said

    Refnaf is a great fan. She knows what its like to NEED a ticket when the box office is sold out. 😉 It pays to come to Saturday night chat in Unplugged. I hope the new video get posted on David’s OS after the premiere. I could use some fresh videos for our chat night.

    There are a bunch of good singers, more than the usual 10 finalists. The judges will have a tough choice to make this season. It seemed that most auditioned with a guitar too. So they have been singing and playing for a big portion of their lives.

    I liked that you posted a puzzle this week too! I encourage anything that entertains us. I missed you in chat this week. Do you have a note from your mom?



  59. djafan said

    Oliveoil, “You know, he really is trying to show himself to us through his blogs, his tweets, and eventually his new music. I prefer to take people at face value . It makes life a lot easier that way.”

    Perfectly said. I’m in total agreement. I’ve been sharing David’s blogs with two casual fans and they have nothing but positive things to say about them. Funny enough they’re intrigued, curious and looking forward to his next one. And thank you for your kind words.

    Dayzee! Yay!!!! So happy for you! Thank you refnaf!!!


  60. djafan said

    Bluesky, Even when things are quiet here I feel the love 🙂

    But its not quiet everywhere.

    Right now on Davids facebook 40,440 People Talking About This
    Over 35,000 likes on his Hawaii picture and blog link.
    Close to 11,000 likes on his Instagram.

    People are interested.


  61. djafan said

    Great tweet! I agree with “Best News”

    @justjaredjr: Best news to kick off your weekend: @DavidArchie has a new music vid coming soon!


  62. djafan said

    Poof, Thank you for hanging in this “Good Place” 🙂


  63. djafan said

    MT, *waiting for David’s Spanish song and video* 🙂

    6 MORE DAYS!!!


  64. bebereader said

    Congrats to Dayzee!
    Seek and you shall find. I saw it happening in real time in chat on Saturday night as Refnaf had a ticket for Dayzee for Roots Tech 2015!

    FYI, The new season of The Voice reality show starts on February 23.

    I watched The Grammy Awards and couldn’t help imagining David going on stage to accept the first of many Grammy Awards in his career. #dreamsdocometrue


  65. MT said

    LOL Nope, no note from my mom but hubby could probably give me one. I got new glasses last week, trifocals. UGH! I’m having a hard time getting used to them. I wanted that third (center) distance section for the computer. It might have been a mistake. I had a migraine from them Saturday night. So, I think I’m going to switch back and forth, from old glasses to new, until I get used to them. Anyone else ever try trifocals? Did you ever get used to them? I’m seriously having a hard time with them, at least for now. 😦 (hahaha Sorry, probably a lot more than you really wanted to know there.)

    I watched the Grammy Awards too, well, some of it. It was pretty good. I was surprised with the interpretation Pharrell Williams gave of Happy, but the latter part of the song sounded more like I expected so I did enjoy it. And I love the song Sam Smith won his awards for.

    One really strange thing for me was the girl/woman who sang with her back turned to the audience. (I don’t remember her name.) I guess I could see the upside of that for her, complete anonymity off stage, but I wonder what she does in concert? Do people pay to go “see” her and not see her face when she’s singing? haha SO strange! I guess it takes all kinds. 😀

    Like you, Bebe, I also thought about David getting an award, or even performing at the Grammy’s one day. Yes, sometimes #dreamsdocometrue *hoping*

    One more thing about the Grammy’s. I liked that many of the performances were not big productions and I noticed lots of “message type songs” were sung, acknowledged, and awarded. I thought about David with that, too. Because, with a voice like his, all he really needs to do is stand there and sing, and it seems like maybe it’s coming back in style. Classy performances. If so, it’s perfect timing for David’s return to the music industry.

    Make that two more things. LOL Did anyone else watch the pre-Grammy Red Carpet show? Those low cut dresses!! Good grief!! It’s a wonder things stayed where they belonged! #shocked

    Ok, I’m done now. 😀


  66. potluck8 said

    MT the name of the woman that sings with her back to the audience is Sia, the man that produced her albim Chandelier, is from my town . His name is Jack Hogan and he was up for a grammy, I didn’t watch so I don’t know if he won.


  67. Abrra said

    Basically Sia is being rejecting to her fame when she turns her back on stage. This article talks about it.
    “In an interview with NPR, Sia talked about looking at the direction she was heading and recognizing fame as her worst nightmare. She has zero interest in being famous or recognizable, and makes enough money writing pop songs for other people, which she’s been doing for 17 years now. She says she makes a good enough living writing for Rihanna and Christina Aguilera that she doesn’t have to worry about trying to promote her own stuff, and can actually actively work against her own rise (hence the alienating weirdness). In fact, she’s so anti-fame that she was super pissed a few years ago when “Titanium,” a song she wrote for someone else, was ultimately released with her vocals, without her knowledge. “Titanium” became a huge hit, in part because Anna Kendrick sang it naked in a shower in Pitch Perfect, and Sia wanted none of that.”

    Warning: strong language



  68. MT said

    Potluck & Abrra,
    Thanks for answering. That article explains a lot, including this part: “Sia doesn’t want to do concert tours or press circuits, so she just doesn’t.” Although, I recently saw a performance by her (also with her back turned) on the morning show Kelly & Michael so I guess she does a few things when necessary, probably because of the upcoming Grammy Awards performance. (I didn’t catch her name that time, either. LOL) But no, she never showed her face. It was actually sort of funny at the end because Kelly turned her back to the audience, and stood against the wall next to her, when talking to her after her performance.

    Sometimes “weird” works.

    I don’t know if either she or her producer won anything. I only caught part of the program and didn’t see them nominated.


  69. djafan said

    Sia, Gimmick? Or not? Doesn’t really matter IMO she’s getting attention either way but the benefit is that her face isn’t known so she can come and go as she pleases.

    David, its to late, we know your face 😍

    I don’t like the sound of her voice, the back of her head or the erratic dancing of the dancer. Nada.

    On the other hand I did like Sam Smith’s performance with Mary Blige. When he was interviewed he said the music started coming when he decided to be himself. I got curious and looked him up. I found it interesting that he’s been trying to make it in the music business since the age of sixteen with 8 different management teams because he was difficult to work with according to them. Well something finally clicked, either he grew up or found one that valued his artistry.

    5 MORE DAYS! David will be singing and a new MV will be released!


  70. jans11 said

    Hated to miss chat, but it was my church’s 54th anniversary and there were a lot of things going on. Hoping for this next Sat chat. Especially with the Root tech thing going on that day. Can’t wait to hear David’s new song and see the video!

    Thanks for the puzzle, Abrra and Aunt Miriam. Love doing them all.

    Bluesky, same here. I try and come here everyday, but don’t always post.

    Dayzee, glad you got your ticket…wish it was for me! haha:) So wanted to go but not in the cards right now. Just waiting “patiently” for when my time will come again! 🙂
    #youallhaveafuntime #thinkoftherestofusfans

    Fans are really great. That was the way I got to go to MOTAB. Tamera from Ohio sent me one of hers since I wasn’t lucky enough to get a tkt. Then while there, another fan game me a tkt for the Sunday morning show because her flight was before mine. She got cheated all the way around because her flight was cancelled til the next day!
    #yesdavidiseenmotabtwice! #luckyme!

    To me, that girl, Sia, is using some weird tactics. Seems the more weird you are, it’s a way for looking for attention. Look at Lady Gaga! I didn’t see Sia, I only watched the program here and there. It’s just hard for me to accept some of the junk they call singing when David is out there with a most beautiful voice. #maybesomedayhewillbethere


  71. jans11 said

    #69…Would love to hear David sing these songs with a band at concert! “Spotlight Down” sounds like his own life right now to me. “Out There” has that angst in his voice coming out! Love it! Refreshing to hear David sing anything right now, especially new, originals!


  72. djafan said

    I think things are going to start heating up! #thereisnoonelikedavidarchuleta


  73. bebereader said

    These are such rough cuts but I see potential in both songs already! Imagine them all dressed up with music behind them, they will be beautiful songs. Can’t decide which I like better so I won’t; I’ll just listen. haha

    Someone separated them on Youtube.

    Spotlight Down

    Our There


  74. jans11 said

    Out There sounds like he might be singer to his sister whom I heard was going on a mission after graduating. The words fit. jmo It’s beautiful.


  75. jans11 said

    whoops….singing, not singer


  76. djafan said

    I’m stuck in Out There. My 1st grandchild just turned 18 and will be graduating this year and I keep thinking of her when I hear these lyrics, the passion, the cry, the dang voice and I turn into a puddle.


  77. djafan said

    This… I had a feeling and I think maybe that’s why everyone has been so quiet about them, knowing they were going to be gone. I have removed them from the thread.

    Refnaf says:
    02/10/2015 at 1:55 pm
    Wow the songs are gone due to a copyright claim by David!! I listened twice…… Seems David does have a lot share….. Glad we had the blog first.
    I felt that David May not want them out there so I agree that is why peeps have been so quiet.
    I am eager to hear more….

    And I’m more than ok with it.


  78. Abrra said

    Glad I am quick like a bunny 🙂



  79. tawna21 said

    #79…. Abrra-ca-dabrra!! 🙂 I’m glad you are, too.


  80. MT said

    Hahahaha Abrra, You are adorable. Just absolutely adorable. ♥


  81. sweetonda said

    New song clips and I missed them? Well, I’ll have to imagine them through all of you who heard them. I’m intrigued now to know what everyone thought. I can’t wait to hear that voice again… 5 more days! I’m not too patient right now.

    Had a busy weekend doing an estate sale of all my mom’s things. Listing the house soon too…so bittersweet! David’s music helps to keep me going, so thankful for him!


  82. Abrra said

    This is adorable. Not me 🙂

    I follow Beth on IG. She fosters kittens and cats and is very successful placing them in homes. She took in 4 male orange tabby’s so she named them for the Beatles. She names every kitten she fosters, but sometimes they get renamed by the forever family.



  83. MT said

    That’s so cute! I watched that and was so captivate that I went to Youtube and started watching odd animal couples and watched some National Geographic videos for about two hours. haha Thanks! 🙂

    Ummm … and I did watch the video and heard David’s songs. I like the second one better. The cry in his voice!


  84. MT said

    Sorry, in comment 83 that should have been … *captivated*


  85. jans11 said

    That cat is so adorable! I follow her too, Abrra. She does wonders with them, they are so lucky to have some one like her care for them and make sure they have good homes.

    Marie Osmond is also on my IG, FB and Twitter. Maybe there is something going on. #hopingsomethinggood #ifnotthatsoktoo

    I was discussing the Grammys today with my friend. I only seen bits and pieces as it’s not that interesting with the crap that’s out there now, but she had watched it and agreed with me. She loves David’s voice too and I told her that we are hoping to see David win something on there someday. She said “David is too good to be on there. His voice is so much better than all that stuff nowadays”! 🙂 #ihadtoagreewithher!


  86. Abrra said

    I also subscribe to this YouTube
    It is a Japanese lady who just films her cats. I watch them for hours and feel very ZEN. These are some unusual cats. Words escape me to describe what I see. Fascinating.




  87. bluesky4home said

    Ha, ha, Abrra!!

    I have a caption for you for that vid – if you do not mind. ^_^

    DA walks in and finds that the smooth surface of the plastic bowl is so comforting to his feet (TMI “overstimulation of the senses) that he puts all four feet in. Then discovers that he can let his whole self be comforted and ensconced in that little space, held in comfort for a while. He goes to sleep there dreaming of music. (What else!!) And DA dreaming of music… well, that is entertaining all by itself!

    At length, he is found by his loyal fan who sits by with a determination to patiently accompany “the sleeper” and have faith in the dream. (note: the fan wears a bell so that DA will know when he is near. But this fan is careful about waking him. He knows it is worth the wait!!)

    A dose of….. silly….. but I could not resist. I am sure many different “stories” could be made from this one vid. I did not watch any others.

    *waving* as I pursue a busy life, bluesky


  88. bluesky4home said

    After all, DA does love cats. And it is fun to see this one completely enjoy “its own space”!


  89. gladys1961 said

    77. I could not see the video with the songs, there is a black sign not allowed to see anything.


  90. jans11 said

    86…Those cats have the “life of Reilly”. Cats just do what they want! So cute. If I could only go to sleep that easy! 🙂 I remember David when he visited the girl with cancer saying that “you can give all the love you can to a cat and it will just walk away from you. Dogs will stick with you.” So true, cats are so independent!

    Bluesky, I love your analogy!

    Gladys, the songs were taken off because of copyright claim by David.


  91. collegemom said

    Ok, Abrra, as if I am not hooked enough on youtube videos of David and Pentatonix, now I am sitting here watching cat videos!


  92. Abrra said

    You have a very fertile imagination.

    I should have put a warning on the cat videos: Addictive!
    I don’t know why the lady puts small objects on their heads or paws, but the bigger mystery is why they do not move and often go to sleep.

    I like this video 🙂

    Eli Padilla Alvarez


  93. djafan said



  94. Abrra said

    Happy Birthday to David’s abuelita!

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    older photo posted on his anunt Martha Mayorga’s Facebook

    And a TBT picture from Kari!



  95. djafan said

    David stands out no matter who he’s in the midst of. Great picture. I wonder why the last night safari? Must have been some adventure.


  96. Abrra said

    She was making a joke, I think. It was something the tour had never done before and maybe it wasn’t something they wanted to do at night. Not much scenery, ya know?



  97. Abrra said

    From FOD comments. Thanks to Mary Dee

    BellaGoGetter ‏@BellaGoGetter 24m24 minutes ago
    @kariontour How can Archies not going to Rootstech buy Ds Spanish song & video? #StarvingFans

    Kari Sellards ‏@kariontour 8m8 minutes ago
    @BellaGoGetter video will be released to view for everyone not just for ones attending the conference. When and where, we will let you know.



  98. tawna21 said

    2 more sleeps until Sat. in Salt Lake City….. The crowd is going to be incredible, so I hope I don’t get squished before I see @davidarchie perform. If I get squished after, no big deal…. I’ll be in an I-just-witnessed-David-Archuleta-singing state of euphoria so I won’t even feel it. 😉


  99. Abrra said

    David and Lupe celebrate abuelita’s birthday yesterday.

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    Lupe Mayorga Bartholomew Facebook



  100. MT said

    LOL Tawna, You’re so funny. #hopeyoudon’tgetsquished

    Have fun! And bring a camera! 🙂


  101. djafan said

    Its almost tomorrow!


  102. Abrra said


  103. tawna21 said

    … and then there were nerves… why am I suddenly feeling nervous? #ohmy #whattowear #hopeitsagoodhairday #arecamerasallowed


  104. bluesky4home said

    Boy does it look good to see him up on a stage……with a BAND!!!
    No denying it: this is also your “home”, DA.

    I like, I like, I like. ^_^

    I will probs get voted out of the fan club if I tell you that life has overtaken me more than once in the last several weeks and that although I live right here….I do not have a ticket for tomorrow night. (Actually, I did not know I would even need one until a couple of days ago.)

    I will be looking for the news on line just like the rest of you. But still, no worries. I am very happy it is happening and I have great anticipation that it will be amazing in ways that will be far reaching for Dear DA.

    Love to all!


  105. bluesky4home said

    (And I LOVE his hashtag: backonthestage)


  106. bebereader said

    New article>>>>>>>>


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