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By Dayzee: David Archuleta’s Meet ‘N Greets Have Returned! (Sandy and Orem recaps)

Posted by bebereader on Monday, July 18, 2016

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I saw a note from Kari that they were working on VIPs for the Sandy and Orem shows, but had lost hope as the dates were almost here.  Then an email came saying that David had added another show!  I got all excited, but found it was the Saturday night Sandy show.  I often get notices of new shows that I already have tickets for so I just deleted and went to bed. orem and sandy b

After midnight, half asleep, I thought  “VIP”!   I was pretty sure I had seen VIP on that notice.  Fired up the computer and went to David Archuleta, went on to Tickets, and there was  Sandy VIP on the list.   Could not remember how long ago that email came.  Was devastated to think I might be too late.  Gave it a shot and the next thing I knew I had a ticket for my first VIP since pre-mission.   No sleeping for me after that.

Having never been to that venue, I arrived for the 6:00 pm M&G at 2:30.   Always my biggest fear at a new place is not being able to park.  I was lucky.  The parking lot was almost empty.  However, I was not the first to get in line. Kari came out and gave us paper to write questions for David. 

When 5 o’clock came Kari and Amber ushered us in and we saw an empty stage from the first row seats.  The band came out immediately and played some music and talked about the heat.  David soon joined us and gave us greetings.  His face lit up and he had a big smile as he waved at a newcomer.   The band all joined in with the waving.  David shared with us that they were waving at Brady’s baby girl.   David sang 2 songs and answered some oorem and sandyf the questions written by fans. 

We stood in line by the back door of the stage and went inside in groups of 3 or 4 for picture taking.  We handed our cellphones to  Kari and then came the magical moment of standing next to David.  There is an overwhelming feeling that everything in this space is good. David’s aura is an extreme comfort.  There is no looking on the dark side with David.

The Monday night M&G in Orem was even better.  Shelley of video fame had told me she wouldn’t be able to go, but it was not a surprise to see her arrive with her granddaughter aorem and sandy cnd camera.  There were only 13 of us.  One fellow had come from Boston. Great to have Tawna and Ron.   Such a shame that it was so hot.   So hot that we all had to squeeze into a small room with David and the band and Bri practically sitting on our laps.  The drummer was next to me and I could see his hands in constant motion.  Sometimes with sticks, sometimes just his hands playing a beat. 

“Mirrors” was the first song and Bri joined in for that and then excused herself.  Really liked her.  David sang “Who I Am” and again answered fan questions and added a “Happy Birthday” song.

We  all hung out with the band while waiting our turn for pics with David.   My friend had quite a crush on Chad and he posed for pictures with her.  We were the last ones to take pics with David.  He was in a tiny area, standing in front of a cinderblock wall.   An unglamorous setting, but shake a little David dust on there and it becomes marble and gold.   A dark little corner, but David was glowing. 

I thanked him for giving me all these friends I met at VIPs.  He said, “Yes.  We have lots of good people.”

All videos by Shelley FOD

All photographs courtesy of Dayzee

Posted in @DavidArchie, @kariontour, David Archuleta, fandom, music, Orem, song writing, The Voice | Tagged: , , , , , , , | 50 Comments »

David Archuleta & Lady V

Posted by djafan on Thursday, March 19, 2015

Love the excitement and the songs they’ve worked on in the past.  Can’t wait to hear what they’ve worked on this time.

Look Around

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Day After Tomorrow

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Everything and More

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Heart Falls Out

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Check out Victoria Horn’s “Lady V” Wikipedia page and Facebook

Posted in @DavidArchie, @LadyVmusic, David Archuleta, song writing | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , | 76 Comments »

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:

No shortage of great mic options for our David Archuleta vocal session #mics #tonegeek

A photo posted by J C (@alwaysmakingmusic) on

Late write with @davidarchie 🌜#nashville

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Posted in @DavidArchie, David Archuleta, fillers, Musical icon, Nashville, song writing, songwriting, Uncategorized | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , | 106 Comments »

Feeeels So Good ~ David Archuleta Writing Music From the Heart

Posted by djafan on Thursday, August 28, 2014

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How happy does this make you? Happier than a VIP fan on the front row of a room without a roof? Yeah. I thought so. I’m right there with ya.  1sm111iknow1-1

DAVID!!!

#noshame

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David Archuleta: A New Song! Now A Morning Person! & Futbol!

Posted by djafan on Thursday, June 19, 2014

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Finished a new song with and @d this morning.

It’s nice to get a song done before noon. I feel refreshed. Thank you and for being morning people.

you’re not a morning person !

oh, yes I am!

AWESOME! Hey I thought you once said you don’t sing as well in the morning?

that’s different from writing in the morning. My mind is much more clear in the morning for ideas.

You’re a MORNING PERSON now ? Lol

after 2 years of never sleeping in, I have become a huge fan of how much easier it is to get things done in the mornings.

go chile jazzy dog david

Now time to spare to get ready for Chile vs. Spain!!! I’ve never felt this way before for sports.

Vamos Chile!!

GOAALLL!!! Yes Chile!!!!

Gracias Aranguiz! Chile 2-0 Spain

Congrats to Chile advancing on!! . Man, feel bad for Spain though. Rough year they’ve had.

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GET READY FOR A TRENDING PARTY!

INOURHEARTS

Posted in @DavidArchie, Chile, David Archuleta, fillers, music, Musical icon, song writing, Uncategorized | Tagged: , , , , , , , | 45 Comments »

Oh No Purple! Twitter Party!

Posted by djafan on Tuesday, June 17, 2014

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I don’t know if that is too great of an idea:/

Posted in Bench, David Archuleta, fillers, music, song writing, twitter trending party, Uncategorized | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments »

David Archuleta – No Matter How Far, The Tracklist

Posted by djafan on Saturday, February 23, 2013

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1. Nothing Else Better To Do

2. Everything And More

3. Don’t Run Away

4. Tell Me

5. Love Don’t Hate

6. Wait

7. Heart Falls Out

8. Notice Me

9. I’ll Never Go

10. Forevermore

AMAZON

Walmart

Best Buy

Barnes And Noble

NO MATTER HOW FAR-002

Posted in @DavidArchie, Appreciation, David Archuleta, fillers, music, song writing, The Voice, Uncategorized | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 95 Comments »

DAVID ARCHULETA NEW SINGLE ~ DON’T RUN AWAY

Posted by djafan on Thursday, February 7, 2013

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Kochrecords from eOne Music

(#1 Independent Record Label!!)

uploads the single “Don’t Run Away” from David Archuleta’s new album “No Matter How Far” on youtube!

It looks beautiful on their channel!

http://www.youtube.com/user/KOCHRECORDS?feature=watch

MAKE SURE TO

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Don’t Run Away lyrics

When something’s wrong
And too much to handle
Try to find some peace of mind
Let it go.
Wait a minute, you know this road
It’s gonna leave you on overload

Yeah…

‘Cause somebody cares, yeah

I can see you hurting (turn around)
I will be right there
Don’t run away (x3)
When I reach out to you, look around
I will be right here
Don’t run away (x3)
Tonight
Tonight

Hmm…

Don’t make a sound
I’ll be your voice
You don’t need to be afraid
Anymore
I’ll shine a light out in the dark
Guide you here no matter how far

Ooooohhh, yeah

‘Cause somebody cares, oh yeah

I can see you hurting, (turn around)
I will be right there
Don’t run away (x3)
When I reach out to you, look around
I will be right here
Don’t run away (x3)

Open up
Let it all out tonight, yeah
Open up
And everything will be alright

I can see you hurting, (turn around)
I will be right there
Don’t run away (x3)
When I reach out to you, look around
I will be right here
Don’t run away (x3)

(Layered vocals of these words)
Oh, away, away, away, away, away
Turn around
Don’t run away
Don’t run away
I’ll be right here
Ooohhhh

Tonight
Tonight

credit Abrra for lyrics

I have no idea what their strategy is but I’m loving what they’re doing so far.

David Archuleta ‏@DavidArchie

Check out the new single “Don’t Run Away” from the upcoming album “No Matter How Far” releasing 3/26 on @E1Music http://soundcloud.com/eone-music/david-archuleta-dont-run-away/s-dXxJA … (KS)

 Retweeted by eOne Music

eOne Music ‏@E1Music

New album from @davidarchie “NO MATTER HOW FAR,” being released MARCH 26, 2013 more info here —>http://davidarchuleta.com/home/?p=5339

eOne Distribution ‏@eOneEntDist

Check out the new single from @DavidArchie called “Don’t Run Away”. New album set to drop 3/26 on @E1Music https://soundcloud.com/eone-music/david-archuleta-dont-run-away/s-dXxJA …

INVADE???!!!!  Like the sound of that.

eOneMusicCanada ‏@eOneMusicCanada

 It has come to our attention that David Archuleta fans are the real deal! Talented artist, tremendous fanbase

0hPastel ‏@pastelpastel

@eOneMusicCanada Just a reflection of the artist we are committed to support. And let us know how WE can help you!

eOneMusicCanada ‏@eOneMusicCanada

@pastelpastel We need time to plan out where we want to invade! Haha

betsy jane ‏@betsyjane25

@kariontour @DavidArchie I was wondering when Don’t Run Away was recorded. The finished version. (I love it, btw) :)

Kari Sellards ‏@kariontour

@betsyjane25 @DavidArchie He & the Nexus wrote it & laid his vocals in April/May 2010. Then Nexus team cleaned up the production for NMHF

betsy jane ‏@betsyjane25

@kariontour @DavidArchie Thanks Kari, I am SO loving it. The voice of melted dark chocolate lol. Great job by Nexus. :)

Posted in @DavidArchie, Archies, artistic freedom, David Archuleta, Musical icon, song writing | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , | 113 Comments »

David Archuleta and The Keys to Longevity

Posted by bebereader on Friday, July 8, 2011

The unguarded truth is that very few artists deserve fame. Very few have the ability and the vision to impact society for years to come.  The way the Beatles have. The way Elton John has. The way Michael Jackson has. Very few have that magical brilliance that will make a difference in people’s lives the way David Archuleta already has.

After David sang “Falling Stars”, the Good Things Utah co-host asked if he even understood ‘the extraordinary gift and talent’ that he is. Talent helps but unfortunately, it isn’t a prerequisite for success in the music business as evidenced by some of the artists out there today. Talent alone does not assure longevity. With clever marketing, a savvy promoter can mold mediocre talent into success. If talent alone does not assure a solid career, what does help build one? Does longevity in the music business only mean making music that tops the charts or is it something of exceedingly greater worth?

The above artists have been around for decades. Their careers have stood the test of time. What has sustained their careers? Is there something similar about all of them that made their careers endure? Most have been inducted into the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame and/or The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Paul McCartney is the most commercially successful songwriter in the history of  popular music, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.  He also has the most successful solo career because his music is VERSATILE. His songs range from pop to rock to jazz to pop rock. He is in his sixties and still remains current. He is responsible for 32 #1 singles on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. He has composed film scores, classical and electronic music and released a large catalog of songs as a solo artist.

Versatile

Elton John‘s music encompasses every genre including rock, pop, blues and classical.  His POWERHOUSE SONGS and PHENOMENAL PIANO PLAYING make his live shows huge crowd pleasers. His career has spanned for four decades and he has sold more than 250 million records making him one of the most successful artists of all time. He has had more than 50 top 40 hits, won six Grammy Awards, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and a Tony Award. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked him Number 49 on its list of the 100 greatest artists of all time.

 Powerhouse songs and mad piano skills

Madonna is known as the world’s top-selling female recording artist of all time by the Guinness Book of World Records.  She became popular because she PUSHED THE BOUNDARIES of lyrics in pop music. She had many number 1 hits including “Like a Virgin” and “Like a Prayer”, sold 300 million records and is continually REINVENTING HERSELF AND HER IMAGE.

Pushed the boundaries of pop music and reinvented her image

Michael Jackson was extremely talented and a recording artist/singer/songwriter/dancer/musician and philanthropist. He is known as the most successful entertainer of all time by the Guinness Book of World Records. His career spanned four decades as he made CONTRIBUTIONS TO MUSIC AND DANCE. The videos for “Beat It”, “Billie Jean”, and “Thriller”, helped make MTV famous. He popularized the dance step, the “MOONWALK”. His album “Thriller” is the best-selling album of all time. He won 13 Grammy Awards and  26 American Music Awards. He had 13 #1 singles in the U.S. and sold over 750 million records. He PERSEVERED despite being publicly scorned for his personal life.

Perseverance, contributions to pop culture with dynamic music videos and innovative dance moves

Sting was the bass player/songwriter and lead singer of the rock band, The Police. The band broke up in the eighties but Sting PERSEVERED by being the only band member to continue on with a solo career. He still remains current as a musician, activist and philanthropist. His VARIED STYLE, which incorporates jazz, reggae, classical and new age music won him 16 Grammy Awards.

Perseverance and varied style

Carole King is a brilliant singer/songwriter and a legend. In the sixties and seventies she WROTE  SONGS FOR OTHERS TO SING, songs that became hits for many including Aretha Franklin. Her album “Tapestry”, released in the early seventies and on U.S. album charts for over six years, marked the beginning of her solo career and produced huge hits. In 2000, Billboard named her the most successful female songwriter for five decades because she wrote or co-wrote 118 pop hits. She won four Grammy Awards.

Wrote numerous songs that became hits for other artists

Bruce Springsteen is known for his heartland rock songs and songs about the struggles of daily life. His songs are completely ORIGINAL.  He has sold more than 65 million albums in the US alone and garnered 20 Grammy Awards and two Golden Globes.

Originality

Bob Dylan, one of the most influential rock artists of all time, is known for his songwriting more than his voice. Writing songs since the early sixties, he‘s most well-known for “Like a Rolling Stone”. In the sixties, radio stations would not play songs over 3 minutes long. Bob Dylan TOOK A RISK and made the song six minutes because anything less wouldn’t tell the story. He PUSHED HIMSELF WAY OVER THE LIMITS and got the radio stations to play the song.

Took risks and pushed way over the limits

John Lennon – The other half of the Lennon and McCartney songwriting team, John Lennon WASN’T AFRAID OF TAKING RISKS with his songwriting and used freedom of speech to write songs like “Imagine”. His other songs are about love and hard times. An icon for the last 40 years, even after his death his songs live on.

Wasn’t afraid of taking risks

Billy Joel, singer/songwriter/pianist/composer. Since his first big hit “Piano Man” in 1973, he’s had top 40 hits in the seventies, eighties and nineties, amounting to 33 top 40 hits in the United States, ALL OF WHICH HE WROTE HIMSELF. He won six Grammy Awards, and sold over 150 million records worldwide. He remains current and continues to tour.

Wrote all his own material

These artists did not get to where they are today in a hurry. It took decades of hard work, staying creative and taking leaps of faith. They continued to evolve by pacing themselves, staying true to who they are, trusting their instincts, persevering and by not rushing for the hit. They took risks in their songwriting and performances and stayed original and versatile.

It’s still very early in David’s career but he’s already showing some of the tendencies of the above artists. He took a huge risk by walking away from a demanding major label to try to find his own sound with his own vision. One might say that he is reinventing himself. In a short time, we’ve seen changes in his performances that lean toward his goal of becoming the artist he envisions. He is owning the stage. He is relaxed and in charge. He shows the sensuality of someone twice his age, one of his trademarks. Some say that since David is twenty, he should shift his focus to more mature songs instead of continuing to sing pop songs. But David is versatile. He has demonstrated that he can sing all genres from pop to rock to R&B to ballads to Christmas music and more.  His repertoire in one show can consist of mature songs like “Blackbird” and “Everybody Wants to Rule The World”, to a pop song like “Crush”. David’s voice is unique; it is original. When I turn on the radio, if I’m not familiar with the song, the generic raspy rock sounding voice I hear could be a number of different artists including  Nickelback, David Cook, Lee DeWyze or several others. How many other artists sound like David? I cannot even name one.

David wants to discover his own sound, away from the pressures of anyone telling him how he should sound. He wants to further develop his songwriting skills. It doesn’t matter if David writes it or if someone writes it for him. My hope is that he has good material to sing. My hope is that he gets a smash hit that will enable the rest of the world to hear and comprehend his worth. And whether he sells out arenas or not, I hope for David a solid career in the music industry so that generations to come are exposed to the “extraordinary gift and talent” of the Voice.

Posted in career longevity, David Archuleta, genres, Personal freedom, song writing | Tagged: , , , , , , | 106 Comments »

Nashville, A Good Place ~David Archuleta vlog

Posted by bebereader on Friday, June 10, 2011

screencaps by djafan

“I’m back in Nashville and it’s been good”, David says in his latest vlog. I believe it’s mutual; David likes Nashville and Nashville likes David. He has said that in Nashville he had the best writing experience he’s had so far and that he always looks forward to going back. Whether he’s there to interview songwriters for future collaborations, to have meetings, to attend the Country Music Awards and Festival this week, or to go to Trader Joe’s for some goat cheese pizza, Nashville agrees with David.

It’s apparent that he’s in a good place. I’ve never seen him look happier, more focused, well-rested, content and confident, the master of his universe. He wants the songwriters to understand where he’s coming from so that he can write more meaningful songs. Not too concerned with what’s popular, he’s respectful of the way his music influences people and wants to write songs with this in mind. Most important, he wants his music to come from his heart.

I hope David takes his time and enjoys his newfound freedom, away from the restraints of a controlling label. I hope he doesn’t worry about getting songs together in a hurry as he did with previous albums. However long it takes will be so worth the wait!

Posted in artistic freedom, career longevity, David Archuleta, Nashville, Personal freedom, song writing | Tagged: , , , , , | 95 Comments »

 
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