Happy Labor/Labour Day David Archuleta fans! What does Labor/Labour Day signify? Goodies from the past, More from Nashville, TAGGB revisited

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David standing in front of a picture of a workman.  I used this in my post last year too because it’s such an appropriate Labour Day picture!

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Labor Day ~ What does it mean?

In the United States, Labor Day is a federal holiday observed on the first Monday of September. It is customarily viewed as the end of the summer vacation season. Many schools open for the year on the day after Labor Day. The holiday is shared with Canada, where it is known as Labour Day. Source

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Labour Day Parade in Toronto, 1900′s

Labor Day is a celebration of the  labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of their country.  Source

While Labour Day parades and picnics are organised by unions, many Canadians regard Labour Day as the Monday of the last long weekend of summer. Non-union celebrations include picnics, fireworks displays, water activities, and public art events. Since the new school year generally starts right after Labour Day, families with school-age children take it as the last chance to travel before the end of summer.

An old fashioned tradition in Canada and the United States frowns upon the wearing of white after Labour Day. Explanations for this tradition vary; the most common is that white is a summer colour and Labour Day unofficially marks the end of summer. The rule may have been intended as a status symbol for new members of the upper and middle classes in the late 19th and early 20th century.

Check out this wiki source for a list of countries around the world and their celebration of Labour Day.  And we know there are David Archuleta fans in most of these listed!  Wiki

If you celebrate today, or if you celebrate International Workers’ Day, tell us about it in comments!

Australia ~ Bangladesh ~ Bahamas ~ Canada ~ Jamaica ~ Jordan ~ Lebanon ~ New Zealand ~ Trinidad and Tobago ~ United States  

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Happy Labour/Labor Day Everyone!

You guys in the US know how do to take a break today; you make it easy by dropping the U!  (More about that in a future post!)

Here are some Labour/Labor day goodies from the past!

David’s Labour Day Message 2010 (credit daviddailycom)

FOD created this cute Labor Day vid back in 2009 – it features fans taking David to their workplace or their homework desk or basically anywhere they hang out!

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More on that convo in Nashville

Yesterday I posted a convo a fan in Nashville had with David at the airport.  He tweeted again yesterday with a few more details.

David has said to fans on various occasions he is working on new music.  I’m not thinking too far ahead here, but sounds like there might be sufficient quantity for at least considering a CD at some point.  That’s awesome news for us fans!

did he say new album

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Ending with a Labour Day performance

From the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Labor Day Telethon 2010

Ace Young, Nigel Lithgoe and David Archuleta at MDA Telethon 2010

David’s only performance of Things Are Going To Get Better on the Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon.  I’ll post the Behind the Scenes vids in comments.

TAGTGB (credit FJNDCC)

I’ll be back tomorrow with all the Back to School updates!   Have a good celebration today for all those taking part in Labor/Labour Day.  Today especially is a good time to think of all the sacrifices of those who have performed work of any kind to help build our countries into what they are today.

Ciao!

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David Archuleta and a very Nashville post this Sunday, Only 497 views for these harmonies? ~ it’s a crime!

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Silent Night.  Credit:  Jennifer Leigh Barry

Silent Night. Credit: Jennifer Leigh Barry

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Leaving Nashville

nashville walls tweetA fan meets up with David in Nashville.  Perhaps a conversation occurred.  Perhaps new music was discussed.  Perhaps a song, an EP, a CD?  Oh the possibilities …

We’ll just have to wait and see.  And no matter where he goes, there is NO forgetting David Archuleta :)

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Nashville, the home of Vinyl

Interesting article found in comments yesterday (thanks Oinkiers ) about the explosive demand for vinyl LP’s, and Nashville as the market captured!

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“This is the mother, the metal mother,” says Jay Millar, examining a brilliant silver disc on the machine floor of United Record Pressing in downtown Nashville. “And the mother is where it all starts.”

Fifty years ago United stamped out the Beatles’ first US single and dozens of Motown hits followed by countless 45s and 33s through the 1970s and 1980s. Today more than two dozen vintage presses stamp out albums in a hissing, whirring display of a century-old technology that not only refuses to die, but is roaring to life. Nashville can lay claim to being the world capital of vinyl, and the city’s music industry is struggling to keep up with the demand.

United Pressing is the largest vinyl pressing plant in the US, with a close relationship to Jack White‘s production emporium Third Man Records nearby, as well as Nashville’s booming analogue music recording scene.

Next year the firm will add 16 presses that should boost daily output to 60,000 records. Millar, director of marketing, won’t say where they found the presses – manufacturing of vinyl records ceased in the early 1980s and competition for presses comes from surprising quarters. The last few machines capable of cutting a metal mother – the stamp that imprints the plastic vinyl – were purchased at auction by the Church of Scientology, whose followers believed that the best way to preserve speeches of the master, L Ron Hubbard, for posterity was a 33⅓ album.

Scientologists are not the only ones returning to vinyl. After years of bruising format wars that have halved the size of the music industry, consumers appear to have made a decision. As CD sales and MP3 downloads decline, streaming services and vinyl sales are growing. “So now we’ve got digital, peak of the convenient, and vinyl, peak of the experience,” says Millar. “We’re running 24 hours a day, six days a week and still not meeting demand.” As of mid-June, vinyl sales in the US were up 40% over the same period last year and look set to easily exceed 2013′s 6 million total for the year. It’s worth remembering that in 2007, vinyl sales struggled to reach 1 million.

It’s understandable that Nashville analogue audiophiles such as Jack White or Black Keys would want their music pressed but now even mainstream pop artists such as Taylor Swift and Beyoncé want their music available in LP format. Demand is so great that production time has doubled to 12 weeks, and record companies now won’t schedule a release date until they know they can get the vinyl.

Read the rest here

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Only 497 views?  For these harmonies?

It’s a crime!

I went looking for a song performed in Nashville to wrap up my post, and thought Sounds of Silence from The Invisible Children Break the Silence event would be appropriate.

And I found this gem.  David takes the low harmony here, and does it masterfully.  I could not take my eyes off of his expressive face, and the screen behind often shows him at the same time.  But 497 views?  Well, something isn’t right!  Let’s fix this.

Sit back and enjoy.


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See what I mean?

I’ll be back for a Labo(u)r Day post tomorrow!

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