David Archuleta ~ A Wednesday Look Back for Learning, while Moving Forward, Good Luck One Voice Children’s Choir, Oh Those Interesting Tweets, A Memorable Slideshow

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Past-and-Future-Quotes

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Good message this afternoon from David Archuleta.  And the fans responded with a few more related quotes, which they tweeted to him. MaryLee’s postcard from Canada ;) is similar to our top quote:

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not living in the past responses to david

A few more:

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quote past future

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And yet another tweet from David later yesterday:

Good Luck One Voice Children’s Choir!

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To which the choir responded:

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From Kalei’s post on Saturday:

One Voice Children’s Choir

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OVCC Sings “Burn” AGT 2014 – snippet (credit:  America’s Got Talent)

I had not watched America’s Got Talent this year, and was blown away by their talent. They sang Frozen, all dressed in white, and had an amazing spokesperson and soloist Lexi Walker (at left, who reminded me of one of the very precocious twins in the Parent Trap.  The girl on the right reminded me of Winnie from The Wonder Years lol).

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Here is the performance from Tuesday evening! Thank you MJ’s!

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The competition is very stiff, but these children are talented!  Best of luck to them!  The results show is Wednesday night.  Here is one review from ZapToIt:

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Well, this combines adorable children with the “Frozen” song that is everywhere lately, so they’re getting through for sure. The soloist is very good, though it’s interesting that they’re called “One Voice” and yet they feature a stand-out soloist, you know? Either way, this once again falls into the category of “I think there should be a children’s division on this show.” But I will be shocked if they don’t advance. 

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Oh those tweets to David

Some leaving me scratching my head.  Some leave me ROFL.  A few of each below:

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if i had to meet one person tweet crush in gas station tosod underrated emmylou phone music crush

what to do on twitterSee what I mean lol?

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Memories via slideshow

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From the David/Demi Fairfax show.  Btw, our occasional posting of past pictures and slideshows and vids is meant to celebrate the past, have some fun, and look forward to the future!  Like the quote says “Dear Future, We are Ready!”.

These pictures are from Elena, Jessica, Stephanie and Danielle, and Catherine.

That’s it for me this week!  See you Monday!

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David Archuleta and Teensy-Post Tuesday, The #ALSIceBucketChallenge: A Challenge from @jambajim to @davidarchie, Info on ALS, 30 years of music sales in 30 seconds

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Wichita.  Credit: Lisa

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The #ALSIceBucketChallenge Trail

It started here …

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Here is Kris’ challenge.

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Do you think the RT’s of this helped?

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And Jim rose admirably to the challenge!

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Was Jim listening?  Nahhh, David was a logical challengee (is that a word?)

Here is the ice bucket plunge!  Click to go

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Not the BIGGEST cold water container, but hey, who am I to say!  Jim accepted the challenge, and then donated, and then passed the baton!

And we hope David will accept the challenge!  There is even a suggested outfit for the occasion!

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Great idea!  Looks like the plan IS A GO!

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Looking for this soon!

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If David does accept the challenge, how could this go?

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You had a few ideas!

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A bit about the ALS and The Ice Bucket Challenge

The ice bucket challenge, social media’s latest craze, is designed to raise money and awareness for the neurodegenerative illness ALS.

There have been some criticisms of this challenge.  Some have been concerned about the use of water and that some that are taking the challenge are perhaps not donating to the cause.  Even with many contrary opinions, the challenge has indeed created awareness and raised funds for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease.” ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.   Many people have asked “What is ALS?”, and started that conversation that may not have started without the social media attention.

Based on U.S. population studies, a little over 5,600 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with ALS each year. (That’s 15 new cases a day.) It is estimated that as many as 30,000 Americans have the disease at any given time. According to the ALS CARE Database, 60% of the people with ALS in the Database are men and 93% of patients in the Database are Caucasian.

The ALS Association announced yesterday that it has received $13.3 million in donations from over 250,000 people compared to $1.7 million during the same three week period last year (July 29 to August 17).

President and CEO of the ALS Association said this weekend: “Never before have been in a better position to fuel our fight against this disease. Increased awareness and unprecedented financial support will enable us to think outside the box.”

You can read more here

The challenge is simple, it can be done by anyone almost anywhere, is quick, imparts only temporary ‘pain’, uses the power of social media to record and share the result, and has a duplicative and triplicative (and more) effect in not only those accepting the challenge, but in donating.  As awareness and fundraising goes, it’s brilliant.

Here’s a challenge that was issued yesterday.  This game is so ON!!!

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In 30 Seconds, Watch how Music Sales have Changed!

Yesterday, Robin @myheartsong tweeted a fascinating article with shows the difference in music sales over the years graphically.

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From the article in the Huffington Post’sHow 30 Years Of Music Sales Have Changed, In 30 Seconds: 

Beginning in 1983, cassettes and vinyl LPs/EPs just about split sales in half. By 1991, CDs became the dominant consumer choice, peaking in 2003 with 95.5 percent of all sales.

However, it wasn’t until 2013 that CDs (30.4 percent) were dethroned by the combination of downloaded singles (22.4 percent) and downloaded albums (17.6 percent). As the Internet continues to rapidly shape the way people consume music, we can only wonder how long downloads will hold off the rise of on-demand streaming and paid subscriptions.

Read the entire article here

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Cutting it short on Vacay Day #2

Ending with vacay pics and gifs

 “Bucket?  Big pot? Massive slurpee cup?  Let me think …”

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“No worries, I got this one folks”.

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See you tomorrow!

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