Welcome to Summer! A Father’s Day Quote from David, @davidarchie tickets are arriving, Quoting Shelly Peiken’s “Taylor Bites the Apple”, Having Musical Clout

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katie moore lunch with david

Credit: Katie Moore

Sunday was the first day of summer, so had to post this summery picture above!

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Another from George Hubert

George Herbert was a Welsh-born English poetorator and Anglican priest.  Yesterday David mentioned a quote from hism that was particularly poignant for Father’s Day.

happy fathers day schoolmaster tweet

 

So true!  Dads are our teachers of all sorts of subjects.  I love this little poem that describes a few of them.

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It’s HAPPENING!

its happening gif

You know how sometimes things just appear to be too good to be true?  And that you have to see it for yourself to make sure it’s REALLY happening?

Yeah, that.

As posted by Shelley:

colonial theatre

The tickets for the Idaho Falls are on their way!

idaho falls archuleta colonial theatre

We are thrilled to each of you who are planning to go to this possibly first concert.  Still, a little too far for some of us 🙁  Although a 29 hour road trip due west from Toronto would be quite an adventure.

toronto to idaho falls

And another piece of news re: audio/visual.

colonial theatre no video policy

But we had such high hopes for Periscope!  I won’t think about that today …

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Speaking Swiftly and carrying a big stick

Nashville 2009 Taylor Swift watching David credit Virginia

Nashville 2009 Taylor Swift watching David credit Virginia

My play on the famous quote by U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt is a reference to the power that Taylor Swift brings to the music world, as demonstrated by the attention an entry in her tumblr got over the weekend.  In an open letter to Apple, she called out the mega giant for releasing it’s new Apple music subscription service for it’s first three months (where it will be free to subscribers) WITHOUT providing associated payment to artists, songwriters or anyone else who needs to be paid for creating and providing the music.

Today, Apple, which is not known to reverse it’s decision on anything, did an about-face.

From Brian Mansfield on Facebook:

11025960_10153385271682704_1930621308628003713_nHas any other artist in history had — and wielded — this kind of clout? Elvis probably did, but I can’t think of time when he used it, other than requesting a deferment into the armed forces so he could finish filming “King Creole.” (The armed forces, on the other hand, had made him all sorts of special offers to make his time in the service easier.) Pearl Jam eventually caved to Ticketmaster. I can’t think of the Beatles specifically using their power the way Swift just did? Sinatra? U2’s work in Africa, perhaps?

Many independent and labelled artists rejoiced:

jeff taylor

mike krompass taylor swift

You can read Taylor’s entire letter here:

to apple love taylor

“This is about the new artist or band that has just released their first single and will not be paid for its success. This is about the young songwriter who just got his or her first cut and thought that the royalties from that would get them out of debt.” 

She went on to tell the company that it’s not too late to change the policy and “change the minds of those in the music industry who will be deeply and gravely affected by this.” 

“We don’t ask you for free iPhones. Please don’t ask us to provide you with our music for no compensation,” she wrote before ending the letter. 

And you can read the response from Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, reporting to CEO Tim Cook, here:

eddy cue

Like her or not (and I have to say, there is alot I do like about her), she definitely makes an impact.

Shelly Peiken, an influencer!

Even before Taylor penned her blog on Tumblr,  songwriter Shelly Peiken (co-writer of Elevator, Who I Am and Good Place), blogged about the lack of fair payment to songwriters for subscription services.  Shelly encouraged Taylor Swift to speak up about this, as well as Apple’s practice to not provide any payment for their new subscription service for the first 3 months.

And then, voila!  “Dear Apple” appears.  Co-incidence you say?  I wonder 🙂  I posted Shelly’s blog below as she makes some great points, but I encourage you to go to the link and comment yourself!

Posted with permission:  Source

Taylor Bites the Apple

Taylor Swift has signed on to have her music streamed via Apple’s new music streaming service because she approves of their subscription only plan. Cool.

Paid subscriptions. I love the sound of a streaming service that won’t give music away for free—(except for the first 3 months). Philosophically speaking, it’s music to my ears: no free ad-supported tier. Ever. (Except for the first 3 months.) The only thing is, the music Apple will be giving away for free—for the first 3 months—does not really belong to Apple. It belongs to us. Songwriters. But there’s nothing we can do to stop them. Hmm. Thinking. Subscriptions—good. Why do I still feel kinda icky? Moving on…

For the consumer to opt in and pay for what he or she could get for free is a huge step forward from the “culture of free” Napster cultivated. It shows that the consumer has the capacity to respect and value music after all! So yay! Go consumer! Much appreciated!

But $10-$15 a month? Hmm. Pondering…when I was a kid that’s about how much I spent on music. (It was all I could afford on my allowance.) So, maybe Apple’s subscriptions are fairly priced. Then again, that bought me one full album per month. I didn’t have a choice of everything on the menu. I couldn’t have however much I wanted, whenever I wanted it.  And—if I didn’t like that one album I couldn’t return it and choose another. So, hmm…not sure about that $10-15. But it’s definitely better than free. Thinking…thinking…

I heard someone say he would rather subscribe to music via Spotify because at least Spotify pays out more to rights owners that Apple will. Really? While I am happy to hear people taking that into consideration, it’s not so simple. Of the 60-million Spotify subscribers, only 25% subscribe to the paid tier. Everyone else has opted for the free ad-supported service. And guess how much revenue songwriters make on those ads? Nada. But other entities make plenty. Oy.

Plus…with the decline in digital download sales and the cannibalization of the CD market, major record labels are salivating at the thought of the 800-million credit card numbers Apple has on file that could potentially translate into subscriptions. And because record labels aren’t subject to the same outdated laws for the streaming of the sound recordings as songwriters are for the streaming of their songs, every new subscription will add to their revenue. Labels might be okay with those first 3 free months. I wouldn’t be surprised if they are profiting from that “free.”

Sigh.

Optimistic. Hopeful. Confused.

Here’s where I keep going…even an extra 10-million paid subscriptions are not going to cure what ails the songwriter’s paycheck. It won’t raise the abominably low licensing rate songwriters are paid per streamed song. So, as sweet as the idea of paid subscriptions are, the fact is we still have those archaic consent decrees to deal with. That’s not Apple’s fault. But we shouldn’t fool ourselves into thinking that this new service, with it’s potential to boost a music industry in decline, is the solution for songwriters. Or recording artists for that matter.

So here’s what I’m thinking. We need help from people who say they care.

It wasn’t too long ago Ms. Swift pulled her music from Spotify as a statement against music being given away for free. Respect. There were different opinions as to her underlying motivation. Perhaps she wanted her album to go platinum in the blink of an eye–(which it did)—if people wanted to hear it, they had to buy it. With money. Like I did. And so did 999,999 others. And counting. So, maybe that was part of her plan. But maybe that wasn’t all of it.

If she really wants to put her money where her mouth is, I would urge her to grab some of her music making friends (Max Martin 🙂 ) and lend her voice to fellow creators in lobbying the Justice Department to amend archaic consent decrees that are preventing rates for the streaming of songs from being adjusted to reflect fair market value in a digital age. That’s what we need. And then, along with those millions of new paid subscriptions Apple hopes to garner, we’d be in business. And songwriters would be fairly compensated for the content from which everybodyelse seems to be profiting…except us.

apple bittenSo C’mon Taylor. Wuddya say? Show us it wasn’t just about the Platinum. Go for it…bite that Apple…I don’t blame you. But come to Washington too. You have the muscle. And the clout. And the friends! We need you. Oh and also, can you please say something to Tim Cook (Apple’s CEO) about those first 3 months?

Editor’s note: Pretty cool, right???

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As Found aRound

All David, all the time!

joanie juke box

 

and a collection of tweets I’ve been favouriting 🙂

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Ending my first days of summer post with David in the sunshine.

 

Sunshine David  on tumblr

Sunshine David on tumblr

See you next week!

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194 Responses to Welcome to Summer! A Father’s Day Quote from David, @davidarchie tickets are arriving, Quoting Shelly Peiken’s “Taylor Bites the Apple”, Having Musical Clout

  1. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Nice post Pastel (from one night owl to another. LOL).
    Love what Taylor Swift did standing up for new and Indie artists.
    Love the sunshiny picture of David! 🙂

    • Pastel says:

      Hey Janel , yes late nights when I blog lol. But I got to be awake during a harrowing thunderstorm so, there’s that haha

  2. kimmy says:

    Taylor Swift – Bad Blood ft. Kendrick Lamar

    https://youtu.be/QcIy9NiNbmo

    fabulous a big artist speaking up to Apple.. Apple backing down

    my thoughts I would prefer young girls not emulating artists that wear sex shop costumes not to mention the guns.

    • VaBeachArchie says:

      Good morning! Not a fan of her depiction of strong women! Guns and sexy outfits sure isn’t it….but it SELLS!

  3. kimmy says:

    if Taylor didn’t have so many young fans I wouldn’t say anything but she does.. guess then that is the parents responsibility to watch out for their children

  4. kimmy says:

    lol then there is Madonna’s new music video.. can’t even post that one what a doosie!

  5. kimmy says:

    kaychan ‏@rocktellme 2h2 hours ago
    So David Archuleta will be attending the Latino event from Oct. 23 to 25 in the Conference Center Auditorium? http://ln.is/www.deseretnews.com/TmNXU

  6. kimmy says:

    good morning folks.. great new Tori Kelly’s new CD is #1 on itunes!! 🙂

    https://musicrowgirl.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/david-tori-500×666.jpg

  7. Beth, Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd says:

    Hello Everyone!
    Stopping by to say I hope you all have a GREAT day!!! 😀

    I’m not so sure, that this Taylor/Apple thing wasn’t a publicity stunt.
    Has people talking about Apple. I hope it was an honest move by
    Taylor, but, I’m not sold that it is. Sorry for the sour response, but
    it’s how I feel. I’m not usually the cynical one, but….. 🙄 But, hopefully,
    either way, it does some good for other artists 😀

    THANK YOU FOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are the best of the best, day in, day
    out, you rock the internet world 😀

    Well, Take Care All, TTYL!

  8. VaBeachArchie says:

    Good morning guys! A TERRIFIC Tuesday to all!

    Thanks Pastel for the Welcome to Summer post! Sure having summer weather….100 today at the beach! FUN lead off pic! BRAVO to Taylor Swift! Nice to see someone standing up for the little guy!

    Thinking of you, sgjudie! Hugs! ENJOY your day! For those of you stuck in the HEAT WAVE…..be careful…..stay cool and hydrated! 🙂

  9. kimmy says:

    Beth going to guess it wasn’t just her doing her thing.. it was a good thing. Taylor for the most part is ok my issue is I guess she wants to go more mature with her material so be it thing is she has many very young fans who will watch the video not only that at concerts they dress like her videos. kind of like fans dressing like Angels way back for David etc but lol my guess no angels in the bunch for Taylor.

    • Beth, Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd says:

      Hey Kim! Just sounds a little fishy to me. She writes an open letter
      & 2 seconds later apple says they change their mind & sign it Love Apple?
      I guess she’s ok, but like you said, young girls follow her & copy her image.
      Kids can be impressionable, I worry about them with all they have to sift
      through in life to find the good stuff. Guess that’s where parents come in,
      hopefully 😀

  10. kimmy says:

    I got air!! 😀
    lol going to cost us $5grand but umm kind of think we can’t sell the house without it..

    ughs about no cameras etc but I was thinking about it all these places are kind of like where they put on plays etc no? not really for concerts or am I wrong anyway bet anything ninja Archies will come up with something they always do!! 😉

    LOVE!!

    Judy#DA2015 ‏@VABeachJudy 50m50 minutes ago Virginia Beach, VA
    https://youtu.be/W6EHM8oYWAg “Wherever You Are” your fans are thinking of you @DavidArchie ! #DA2015. #Archulove

  11. kimmy says:

    David Archuleta Fans ‏@DavidUniverse 56m56 minutes ago
    #savannahberk
    Throwback to when I met @DavidArchie from American idol aka my future husband

    https://twitter.com/DavidUniverse/status/613335930347216897/photo/1

  12. Good morning everyone!
    On my way to work!
    Have a nice day & stay cool!
    Awesome post Pastel, will read it all after work!
    Sending ((hugs))

  13. Beth, Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd says:

    Hey VaBeach! Yes I have. So nice of my Mom to have Bacon Quiche for me for dinner last night. Then had Root Beer Floats, soooooo goooood. My Mom is a sweetheart. Will do some fun things later this summer, so didn’t go out and party yesterday. Can’t think of a better way to spend part of my birthday than with my Mom!!!!!!!!!!! 😀

  14. Beth, Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd says:

    Hello Everyone! Just have a minute or 2, hoping for David news
    today, or soooooon 😀

    Kim, congrats on the air. Yup, don’t think I would buy a place
    without air conditioning 😀 Good Luck on selling it, maybe today 😀

    Gotta go, will check in later. Take Care All! 😀

  15. kimmy says:

    Beth lol it is going to be 100 today.. sure do need air here in Raleigh!

  16. kimmy says:

    VABeach yeah I know it sells my beef is don’t sell it to the babies.

    • Marylee~ North Carolina Girl says:

      Finally my point has been taken ~ grandbabies growing up with this music and images attached has been a sore spot with me for a very long time. 🙁

  17. kimmy says:

    Janel omgosh that is like here!! hot hot hot!!!

  18. kimmy says:

    Vildomar Batista ‏@VildomarOficial 29m29 minutes ago
    With the great american singer @davidarchie and my wife nbbatista in Salt Lake City! We see you soon… https://instagram.com/p/4SXabNRy1c/

    guess David is off to Brazil for his church

  19. kimmy says:

    YO!!

    that guy has 181K followers!!??

    Jornalista, Radialista, Diretor de Teatro e Televisão.

    Vildomar Batista
    @VildomarOficial

    anybody know who he is and what is David up to???

  20. kimmy says:

    YO MAYBE A NEW SOAP OPERA!!???

    come on Archies I NEED DEEDS!!!! 😀

  21. kimmy says:

    oh and David is in SALT LAKE CITY!! 🙂

  22. kimmy says:

    Journalist, Broadcaster, Director of Theatre and Television.

    translated his twitter

  23. Candy says:

    OHMYHECK I missed Bethys Birthday!!! So sorry Beth, I hope you had a great day and the feathered fellows spoiled you and served you breakfast in bed!

    • Beth, Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd says:

      Thanks Candy! The Fine Feathered Fellows actually
      cleaned the house, it was a birthday miracle 😀 the
      term House work & the Fine Feathered Fellows are not
      best friends 🙄 but they scrubbed the floors, the oven,
      dusted, vacuumed. The coop is looking pretty spiffy 😀

  24. Candy says:

    David is off to Brazil???

  25. Candy says:

    Is that an old picture??

    • Beth, Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd says:

      I think it might be, his hair is longer on the sides.
      But, looks like he’s headed to Brazil? Maybe?

  26. Beth, Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd says:

    Sorry, gotta go, will check in later 😀

  27. Ali says:

    I think I might possibly remember seeing that picture before (last year??) but it’s very interesting what the guy says about seeing him soon in Brazil. Wonder what could be up?

  28. Larzwik says:

    http://www.saladeimprensamormon.org.br/artigo/diretor-da-rede-record-viaja-a-utah-e-assiste-a-conferencia-geral

    I cannot interpret this article but it looks like it may be about the big Spanish event in October. This is from 6 months ago, but maybe this guy is directing the event. It mentions David a couple of times.

  29. potluck8 says:

    Hi everyone, I think I remember that picture, Interesting and it sure keeps us guesing. Does anyone remember what country David was in when Kerri and Gina were with him, and isn’t he going to Mexico next month?

  30. Alwaysafan says:

    That is an older pic of David, I remember seeing it a while ago, he had dinner at a rooftop restaurant I think:)

  31. kimk says:

    oh I got you guys.. Spanish religious revival type thing like what is in SLC at the conference center?

  32. Ali says:

    The translated version of that article Larzwik posted says essentially that Vildomar and his wife visited in October to find out more about the big Christmas special that MoTab puts on each year. He is a television producer in Brazil and wants to put on a similar production in his country — it says for “all of Brazil” not sure if that translation is exact though. He seems to have met with many of those in charge of getting the MoTab Christmas special running and had dinner with David and others while he was here.

    This is a translated quote, “One of the main goals of the director is to use musical arrangements of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and bring renowned artists like David Archuleta to attend the event here in Brazil.”

    I wonder how big of an event he’s looking to do? And by attend does he mean just to go watch it or to be a guest performer? I have many questions lol.

  33. Ali says:

    I just noticed that there are 3 pictures with David in them included with that article ( http://www.saladeimprensamormon.org.br/artigo/diretor-da-rede-record-viaja-a-utah-e-assiste-a-conferencia-geral ). If the translator is working correctly, the article also seems to say that Vildomar first saw the MoTab Christmas special by watching David perform with them on YT and was so impressed that he decided we wanted to produce something like that in Brazil. I see from the pictures included that David sat beside Vildomar and his wife for dinner. They probably had a chance to visit quite a bit. Nice!

  34. Miss Vicki DA#2014 says:

    Hey Beth….sorry I missed your birthday…Hope you had a great one…..David going to Brazil???? David is EVERYWHERE!!!!! Sure has been hot here on the East Coast….I am ready for some cooler summer weather…….Seems David will be at the Latino event on October 23rd……there goes my hope for him coming to the LDS conference here in Richmond that weekend…..Oh well……Miss Vicki

  35. Miss Vicki DA#2014 says:

    Hey all…Isn’t Mietra gettting married the end of this month???? Bet David will be at the wedding….Maybe we will get some more wedding pics……Miss Vicki

  36. IMO says:

    Hi folks. I wish david would focus on his new music more instead doing LDS trip, he had been on his mission for two years. I wish LDS community would give him a break from it let him to do his music for us fans

    • MaryDee says:

      Well, we know that he has been working on an album and 4 shows are coming up in September. That’s something to look forward to. Will you be in any of the concerts? 🙂 Would be nice if Archies could get together some time 🙂

      • IMO says:

        Well david need to get the new album before he tours, him doing others projects , I think it kind of holding things up with his music stuffs and it not fair for the us fans to wait and wait. Maybe david is not doing a album but only mainstream idk. David himself had not confirmed anything yet on that part but He is taking his music very slowly and the hold up is starting to getting boring now, but we still had no heard anything so far with his music, idk what david deal???

        • IMO says:

          I doubt that there will be more tour dates , if it was there would been up by now and I do believe why david is not doing any more tour dates, I think he going back to college in Utah or TN and focus more his personal love life too. I would not be surprised if david would say that he is ” done with music” end of this year???

        • MaryDee says:

          None of us knows what’s going on and what’s keeping him from dropping the new album. I just trust that he knows what he’s doing with his life.

  37. Grannycrush says:

    Alec Boye was just on America’s Got Talent with a band The judges loved them and they went on to the next round.

  38. IMO says:

    I have u noticed david is doing concert shows all over state of UTah concerts and it seem like a”goodbye and thanks for the meomries” again I do believe david will be done end of this year to focus on his personal life and get marry but I might be wrong.

  39. Miss Vicki DA#2014 says:

    IMO…..Kari said there would be more dates that they are working on and I believe her…..it takes time to book dates……and I do believe David’s new album will come out later this year…..But I do think he is taking his time for his personal life right now and he deserves that…I love that top pick…..David looks so good in hot pink….Miss Vicki

  40. IMO says:

    Well miss vicki, I have nothing against kari but I don’t believe that there will be more tour dates, if it was it would been up there long time ago with other states dates but I might be wrong about that and Yes david derserve to have a personal love life and be happy!

  41. IMO says:

    Normally singers or bands have all the tour dates all up from amercia and overseas all on time but david only have 5? It doesn’t take time to book dates sorry I don’t agree with u on that, no offense miss vicki. Goodnight folks

  42. Ali says:

    I heard he’s gonna chuck it all and move to Outer Mongolia 😉

  43. Miss Vicki DA#2014 says:

    IMO…..everytime fans start talking negatively David and Kari give us some news to get excited for….thanks for pushing the envelope….Here’s to new David music and many more performances…….remember David said to be PATIENT!!!!! Night all……….Miss Vicki

    • IMO says:

      I am not talking negative about this but like I said before about the tour but I might be wrong , just posting what I think on that situation. I guess we have to wait and see what happens.

    • IMO says:

      Yeah okay david said the word ” patient” it sure taking a long time for it!!! :/

  44. Candy says:

    Well, tonight I finally had time before 9:00 to sit down and catch up on comments. So I sat down and the storm rolled in and the electric rolled out. Several areas in NJ (about an hour from me) were hit by a tornado. We had torrential rain and crazy winds but no damage. Many areas are still recovering from Super Storm Sandy that hit several years ago.

  45. Miss Vicki DA#2014 says:

    Ali….or the North Pole…..hahahaha…..Miss Vicki

  46. kimmy says:

    how do we know he isn’t there already?

  47. kimmy says:

    Eileen ‏@TaterZen 9h9 hours ago
    Willing to bet that Rip Van Winkle would be a David Archuleta fan.

  48. Candy says:

    I wonder if “Patience” comes with a rechargeable battery. 3 1/2 years is a long shelf life to expect any battery to last. (ha, or fan for that matter) Time for a recharge!!

  49. Miss Vicki DA#2014 says:

    Keep safe Candy…..The storms are just starting down here in Richmond……They making fun of Taylor Swift’s letter to Apple on Konan O’Brien….he called it the “Hey Y’all” letter…….ROTF…..hahaha….Night all….sweet David dreams……Miss Vicki

  50. kimmy says:

    ha well past that.. more like whatever will be not holding my breath I just hope for vids with whatever does pop our way.

  51. kimmy says:

    hoping whatever this new show is about they pay him and a lot.

  52. Shanny in Australia says:

    Thanks for the new post Pastel.

    Cathy, no I’ve never followed soccer and didn’t even know the World Cup was on…or maybe I did, in some dusty corner of my brain. Do you follow it?

    Has D been to Brazil before? Not as I recall. Will be a good chance for some exposure for him! That organizer guy could be LDS or not. Might just want a non-denominational version. I would say its a safe bet they’ve asked David to perform and that he would be paid fairly well for it. All good news for David from what I see! 🙂

    As for more concerts in the US….going by what Kari said recently about fans being wonderfully patient….it seems to me that the concert organizing has taken longer than originally expected. But she also seemed to imply that progress WAS being made on that front.

    Supergrand, still sending out love and best wishes for a full and speedy recovery! ❤️

    • Ali says:

      I could be way off base but I’m thinking Brazil guy is probably not LDS just from the information included in that article. It seems like he would have already been familiar with MoTab before if he was. Or is MoTab not well known to LDS members outside of the US?

  53. Shanny in Australia says:

    Candy, glad you are safe and have your electricity back!

    • Candy says:

      Thanks Shanny, when we dont have electric we dont have anything, including running water and flushing toilets, its not fun! So Im glad it was just a short inconvenience. 🙂

  54. Alwaysafan says:

    I saw Alex Boye on AGT tonite also, he was good:) IMO sorry you feel that way but in my opinion, David is nowhere near done with his career, in fact I believe he is just getting restarted:)

  55. IMO says:

    I am not mad at david but I wish he would speed up with his new music instead taking too slow and stop doing other LDS stuffs just focus on new album and his us fans and putting out his music out there and hear it.

  56. IMO says:

    I think david had already lost fans because they are sick and tired of waiting and waiting around and there is no reason for us fans to wait that long to hear new music from him and plus david himself have not spoken none of this in months and I don’t know what the hold up on david with his music, I wish he would talk about it but he had not , I think it a little rude of him, just what I think. it about the fans, I hope david understand that , well Again goodnight folks

  57. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Here’s Alex Boye on AGT! Amazing!

  58. Shanny in Australia says:

    Ali, MoTab is well known to all LDS. They sing at every general conference.

    Candy, same here with our toilets/showers etc. Except for the cold water in our laundry and kitchen sinks, they’re on a separate connection thank goodness. But I’ve been caught several times with shampoo in my hair in the shower!

  59. Shanny in Australia says:

    Kim, Marylee…
    Not so long ago after witnessing an adult grunt a response to an elderly person who was talking to them and not taking the time to barely look up and acknowledge their elder properly, I got into a conversation with my grandmother about how there is such a lack of respect everywhere in society today. It reminded me of how when I was in school, we called our teachers by their surname. But by the time my sister was in school – her being nearly 8 years younger than me – teachers were now called by their first names. I remember then, people talking about how that didn’t teach respect and would have ramifications down the track. I think we see those ramifications everywhere in society now.

    For me that goes with the ‘sex sells’ industry. I remember when my girls were little, one day I got tired of walking into the service station to be confronted with magazines with scantily clad women in seductive poses, and I complained to the female cashier about them being there in such a high traffic area where everyone, including my little girls would have to walk right past. I was so disappointed when she replied that she thought there was nothing inappropriate about them. I thought a female would understand but obviously not….

    Women have been made to feel stupid if they stand up to the smut that’s around everywhere; like they must be ugly and undesirable and therefore lack self esteem or be too prudish or something, and so women haven’t spoken up against all the sexism out there.

    When I was pregnant with my little guy, I joined some pregnancy forums for a while and there was this big long thread about the women’s partners looking at pornography. The thread started off with the vast majority of ladies saying it didn’t bother them if their partners looked at porn and then eventually most of them got real with each other and said, well in actuality it hurt them and they hated it and they wish their partners would stop.

    Personally, I want my husband to be thinking about me, not the last billboard he drove past. And I don’t want my daughters to think they have to dress, look and behave a certain way to be of any worth in this world. And I get sick and tired of women allowing themselves to be portrayed as a sexual plaything for men to ogle at and make disgusting disrespectful comments about.

    It’s all part of the reason why I personally withdrew from the entertainment world several years back before I found David. The music videos, the red carpet, the award shows, the attention grabbing gimmicks, the scantily clad sidekicks….They were all just repeating the same old degrading messages and calling it women power. It’s not women power in my eyes, it’s women disempowerment. Sure women can be beautiful and sensual and sexual but when it’s in your face everywhere like it is today, I call that crass.

    So, like I think we are seeing a disrespectful society as a repercussion of teaching children to not respect authority, I think we are and will continue to see the repercussions of a society where we allow girls and boys to be taught that ‘sex sells and that’s okay’.

    All that to say….yep, I hear ya! And it makes me angry and sad and disappointed and it makes me worry about all the wrong messages our children get bombarded with everywhere. We need more people speaking up against it and saying…’hey you know, this is NOT okay….’.

    Hopping off soap box….

  60. Mary Dee says:

    David’s late night Instagram post 🙂
    https://instagram.com/p/4TT5nflywd/

    Looks like he’s in Nashville 🙂

    • kimmy says:

      happy he went to see Lindsey she is really good not sure it is David yelling lol hope it is but I love that he sent a bit of it and posted it. thanks!

      hoping he doesn’t have those voices in his head anymore.. David really is worth all that and more. much more.

    • VaBeachArchie says:

      Thanks for the heads up Mary Dee!

  61. Mary Dee says:

    Oh my gosh!! i could hear him yell “yeah!!!” LOL

  62. Mary Dee says:

    He went to Lindsey Sterling’s show in Nashville.

  63. Dana says:

    IMO and other fans.
    I think it’s only what fans want, and if we are really his fans, we should wait whatever he does.
    Fans want to listen to the singer’s music very soon, and also curious about his daily life. So do we.
    Because, We’re David’s fans.
    Nonetheless, it doesn’t mean I don’t understand this. It’s quite natural for fans. It used to be. Then, he was active as a singer, and David often used social media too.
    But he is different now. David has returned from his 2year mission and He has quite changed. Now, We know that he has definitely changed. That’s for sure.
    David frankly told us his story in words. and I’m really thankful to David. Because, I think it is not easy to tell someone exactly about his own story.
    To me, the way he looks now fits who he turly is, compared to his old self.
    We don’t much about what he’s doing other than the fact that he’s planning new album. We can speculate, of course, but that will be no more than just a guess.
    I don’t think we’re in a position to say this or that for sure based on how it appears outside. I’m sure he’s got opinions and values of his own. We as fans gotta understand and respect them, and wait out staying PATIENT whatever he does.
    Sometimes we may feel worn down waiting forever. Sure it can be tough but we’re proud fans of David.
    I respect the opinions of all the fans of David’s here.
    Cause, everybody has legitimate points. So I’m not trying to take them down.
    But this is what I think and it’s different.
    Thank you for reading my disorganized opinions.

    • kimmy says:

      understand how you feel it is your way but it doesn’t mean it will be everyone’s way. David is very talented my thoughts right now are why does he feel or ever did he was not important or good enough.

  64. kimmy says:

    https://instagram.com/p/4TT5nflywd/
    davidarchieWent to the one-of-a-kind, fiddling and dancing @lindseystirling concert tonight in Nashville. I post this clip out of my own indulgence of the Legend of Zelda (pardon my shouting out of excitement when this part came on.) I have to say, aside from the many great covers Lindsey does, I love how the music and videos she creates comes from a true and authentic place. It speaks from a place of someone who has overcome the bad voices inside that try to bring us down and say we’re not good enough or important enough. What a story she tells in finding hope even when you’re in he dark, and that that Hope exists in each and everyone of us.
    Believe that it’s in you! We don’t need to be something else. We need to be the best of what we are. Thanks Lindsey for an amazing night! #lindseystirling #legendofzelda #hope #Nashville

  65. kimmy says:

    Mary Dee ha Sam thinks it was David 🙂

    good morning folks!

  66. kimmy says:

    Shanny women in many places are treated as objects less then human or in the least less then equal to men I saw this yesterday crazy even folks who are supposed to not even ever do porn (Osama Bin Laden when they took him down he had an extensive library of it) as long as women are treated less then equals as possessions this will happen.

    http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/06/23/new-low-isis-reportedly-gives-away-sex-slaves-as-prizes-in-koran-contest/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+foxnews%2Fworld+%28Internal+-+World+Latest+-+Text%29

  67. kimmy says:

    Mary Dee lol guess it WAS him I’m a dope! 😆

    Sam ‏@SamLouiseG 19m19 minutes ago
    @kimak @DavidArchie yeah he said so in his caption that it was him spazzing lol.

  68. kimmy says:

    gregorie john ranin ‏@greg_ranin 2h2 hours ago Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
    https://youtu.be/IVDJF7pH-z8 I never played zelda so i checked this facts 🙂 @DavidArchie

  69. kimmy says:

    Kaylee ‏@eelyak 4h4 hours ago Oxnard, CA
    It’s funny (and I feel RIDICULOUS) how I’m still super in love with @DavidArchie, since he auditioned for American idol.

    Sam ‏@SamLouiseG 4h4 hours ago
    Hahaha @DavidArchie spazzing

    Gillian Rose ‏@imgillianrose 4h4 hours ago
    OMG @DavidArchie JUST WATCHED @LindseyStirling SHOW LAST NIGHT AND OMG DO COLLAB PLEASE!

    https://twitter.com/imjillianadams/status/613597234219778048/photo/1

  70. kimmy says:

    d ‏@dianaaverduzcoo 5h5 hours ago
    i remember when i had a crush on david archuleta in the 7th grade and i thought we were gonna get married and have two kids

  71. IMO says:

    David could have speed up with the music than rather taking to slow, I think him having a personal love life is holding it up I think that is the main reason why but I understand that and I want him to be very happy and he really deserve it and I hope he had fun last night at her concert and I am sure his girlfriend was there with him. He seem really happy lately, that all it matter to him. I hope I will hear new music really soon from him, til now I am taking a break from coming here , gonna have a busy summer. Take care u all for now, IMO.

  72. Miss Vicki DA#2014 says:

    Hey all ….didn’t I say last night that when fans got anxious David throws us a bone….see he sent and instagram treat last night….have a great day at FOD all….Off to work…..Miss Vicki

  73. kimk says:

    think it might be a good thing David taking his time with his music it will matter like he said getting it right this time.. quality trumps
    lol a love life especially for David has my full support.

    my thing is I’m not counting my chickens for a show etc happy other fans can go especially ninja ones who get videos and such for us.

    Miss Vicki I am so so happy David is communicating more!!!!

    • Jhen says:

      Hope so he has love life lol, not sure about that since no pic come out lol but hope he find someone he will love and be love in return.

  74. Jhen says:

    I totally understand the sentiment of some fans, David used to be active in social media but right now, he kinda limit his interaction with fans, might be he already mature or busy, Only David can answer the reason, but I will always be patiently waiting, since I know he will have album to be release and some gigs , although it kinda slow, I still be here waiting for him. By the way, is it true he is going to Brazil?

  75. VaBeachArchie says:

    Good morning! Hope everyone has a WONDERFUL Wednesday!

    So a trip to Brazil might be in the cards for David?! Seeing the world…..and introducing himself! Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, …Brazil? Ohhh and Idaho and Utah! Wonder if we’ll get to see any of it? We’ll soon find out…Mexico coming soon!

    ENJOY your day! Thinking of you sgjudie! Hugs! 🙂

  76. kimmy says:

    Kelly lol so I found out.. oh and I LOVE that he did it and POSTED IT!! :))))

  77. kimmy says:

    Jhen lol he is SO NINJA!!

  78. kimmy says:

    only saw the end with Alex Boye.. did he do thru?

    Alex Boye: Band Adds African Twist to Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” – America’s Got Talent 2015

    https://youtu.be/zWUVJZptQSQ

  79. kimmy says:

    Lindsey Stirling I follow her talk about ball on energy she is very fan supportive great to see David at her concert hope for a duet one day not to mention some of what she does rubs off on him!! 😀

  80. Candy says:

    The IG post by David makes me wonder just how much of his life has been really his…voices saying what to do, who the heck had that much say. One can guess…and do so till the cows come home. But up until recently(his move to nashville) Im thinking he rarely got to make his own decisions.

    • Grammyj says:

      I believe David is enjoying his new found freedom in Nashville. He is finally on his own and making his own decisions away from family and his fame in Utah. Now we fans just have to hope he gets his new music out soon. Can’t wait to hear it

  81. Shanny in Australia says:

    Aw I just love that Instagram post! His yelling out sounds so joyous and carefree it makes me so happy for him! 🙂 Although if he hadn’t have mentioned it I wouldn’t have even noticed it. Lol.
    And his message seems so sincere and full of that ‘big heart’ Kari recently mentioned, like he’s imploring everyone to see how much they’re worth in their own unique, wonderful ways.
    I’m grateful I ‘stumbled upon’ this guy. He’s a keeper.

    • Shanny in Australia says:

      Not to mention, he’s tweeting/instagraming more. That’s another plus about this message. 😉

  82. Shanny in Australia says:

    lol. Kim, Janel thanks for your responses to my soliloquy. 😉

    Jhen, so fun to see you! Hope you’ve been well!

    Just a drive by check in. Off to snooze land now….got a soliloquy building up about night owls versus early birds too lol, but I’ll spare you all that one….for now…. 😉 😆
    (The night owl in me secretly likes that David seems to be one too lol.)

    Take care all!
    You too Miss Supergrandjudie! 🙂

  83. Candy says:

    Hmmm SO David is recording in Nashville today!!! *Doing backflips!!

    https://instagram.com/p/4UUR9_Sggn/

  84. kimmy says:

    AHH DEMO DAY!!! 😀

    is that David in the pic or someone else?

    • Ali says:

      Love it! Can’t wait to hear it!!

      Don’t think David is in that picture. According to the caption, Billy Nobel is the one at the keyboard. I would guess that’s Shaun Balin running the soundboard — he does production and works with Isabeau.

      Shaun is the one beside David in this photo from a couple months ago
      https://instagram.com/p/2CDZ9Fygsx/

  85. kimmy says:

    Ali looks like him whoever it is.

    this one is nice Patty thought it was from the concert last nice David looks great and the young lady she is gorgeous!

    Patty-Ann ‏@pabuckie 6m6 minutes ago
    So much talent + humility in one guy. Thanks for being the example that you are and sharing your gifts #sarahcardall

    https://twitter.com/pabuckie/status/613753737220345856/photo/1

  86. kimmy says:

    oops night not nice

    David looks older and great! 🙂

  87. Shanny in Australia says:

    Not sleeping very well here….listened to that Burning house song David tweeted about recently before I went to sleep, now it’s just running through my head over and over…

    Don’t think David is in the studio. Looks like she is posting a message TO David, telling him that they are laying down the piano tracks on his song. Basically….working on the production side of things.
    But I love her adjectives! G-oooorg-eous and stunning. Sure gets this lil heart excited to hear those stunning vocals accompanied by some gorgeous piano!!! Eek! Oh my goodness! I can BARELY WAIT!!!

  88. Joanie/suttygal says:

    Hi everyone!
    A wonderful Wednesday so far with a heartfelt (late night) fb and IG post from David re: Lindsey Stirling and “life wisdom”~
    Also some nice things from IG posted by Isabeau! Loving all the hashtags, too!

    We’re on a Tues/Thurs/ Sat schedule this week so we’ll continue with comments on Mary Lou’s great post from yesterday & I’ll have a post up tomorrow. Hope everyone’s doing well! 🙂

  89. VaBeachArchie says:

    GREAT to see the tweets about NEW David music…wonder when and if we’ll hear it! Great IG pic! Hope he got her number! ADORABLE! So many questions…so many possibilities, so many hopes and dreams….just another day being a fan in Davidland! 🙂 Hope everyone is ENJOYING their day! Know Candy is….new car! 🙂

    Work calls! Thanks Joanie for the update!

  90. kimmy says:

    well.. she is really pretty.. just saying..

  91. kimmy says:

    Joanie hi!! 😀

  92. Candy says:

    Ahhh, Bruno Mars is performing at the White House on the 4th of July with the USO!

  93. My2Cents says:

    That Instagram of the keyboardist laying down tracks for David’s album got me wondering about just how much it is costing David to produce this album. This assumes that there is no record label involved and that David is funding this project out of his own pocket. Interesting to read about the costs involved for studio musicians, recording engineers, etc.

    http://www.musicianwages.com/creating-a-budget-for-your-new-album/

    • Grammyj says:

      Lots of independent artists use crowd funding to obtain the money for their album. David Cook is currently using Pledge Music. I keep wondering if David will resort to using crowd funding or will he be able to pay for it himself. The one thing about crowd funding is the artist has to find incentives for people to buy. We could band together to get enough money to pay for a private David concert in someone’s house if that was on his list.

  94. Anne-Marie says:

    Hi everyone! Just popping in to say hey! Been busy with the end of the school year..2 more days and then Summer vacation begins. Going to be attending some professional development sessions during the break & of course working on stuff for next year. 🙂

  95. kimmy says:

    never seen Bruno live but sure would love to!

    BojaNnNnN ‏@BOJANvanovac 18m18 minutes ago
    Great chat with this guy last night. Wish you the best @davidarchie https://instagram.com/p/4U-NfioSvO/

    David looks great.. who is the guy?

  96. kimmy says:

    David Archuleta ‏@DavidArchie 2h2 hours ago
    “We don’t need to be something else. We need to be the best of what we are.” https://instagram.com/p/4TT5nflywd/

  97. kimmy says:

    Haseeb Hashmi ‏@HaseeebHashmi 1h1 hour ago
    @Saraa5SOS Jesse McCartney and David Archuleta are the only sissy singers I like a bit :p

    umm ok… sissy singers?

  98. MaryDee says:

    David is one of 100 profiled in this book.
    http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865631043/Book-review-Men-of-Character-shares-stories-from-lives-of-100-Mormon-men.html?pg=all

    “There are scholars… politicians including Mitt Romney and Harry Reid, those who have found success in entertainment, such as Donny Osmond and David Archuleta, and sports figures…”

    • Joanie/suttygal says:

      hehe saw that in my Google alerts a cpl wks ago. Yup…same name different guy but they both like to plant…trees /winter greens. 😉

  99. Ali says:

    Brandon Metcalf ‏@destinybrandon 16m16 minutes ago Nashville, TN
    Writing with the SQUAD | @davidarchie @brandonjday @drewcastleberry @ South x Sea https://instagram.com/p/4VOV3cGxT1/

    !!!!!
    So much goodness today lol

    • kimmy says:

      loving all of this.. lol even the socks!

      hope the song they were doing a demo of is that Beautiful one!! 😀

  100. Miss Vicki DA#2014 says:

    Hey IMO….sorry you are taking a break….I was right last night….whenever fans get anxious and fearful David is calling it quits with music (like your posts indicated last night ) David and his team throw us some new pics or instagram posts….Love the pic of David and the pretty girl…He looks happy and like he is having fun and I am so happy for him. I am confident we will be having more music soon…..Mary Dee….the book on the 100 Mormon men of character looks really good…..I would like to read it…..Miss Vicki

    • IMO says:

      It me again, Hey vicki, The girl in the pic is young, maybe like 16 year old and I think david have a”serious” girlfriend, if u noticed look like david is ” arm around someone shoulders and u can see the crop photo, I don’t think david want to be seem in the pic with next to him by the girl with the young girl and I hope david new music is coming along! Yes I do think david might be done with music end of 2015. Okay guys goodnight.

      • Janel aka Nellie says:

        I don’t see evidence of his arm around someone else at all. She’s a pretty girl regardless of her age. And you can’t really tell how old some people are. There are some who think David is 20 or 21.
        Don’t speculate that she was asked to take the picture down. May have been her decision so people would stop messaging her and commenting.

    • MaryDee says:

      Me too, Ms. Vicky. I am curious to know if they actually interviewed David for his section or if they just “researched” him. I do not know the other people featured in the book so I will probably just pass up on the 99 🙂

  101. kimmy says:

    NoviDiahNastiti ‏@NoviDiah21 20m20 minutes ago
    I can sense the new music hmm @DavidArchie lol

  102. kimmy says:

    oh so the girl took down the instagram pic.. very interesting!! 😀 😉

  103. IMO says:

    During the photo , I don’t think david wanted to be seen with the person next it him while with that young girl ,u can tell by the photo.

  104. kimmy says:

    Micah ‏@micahmyap 1h1 hour ago
    Why have I started appreciating David Archuleta and his music just recently omg he’s so precious

    @DavidUniverse: #sarahcardhall
    So much talent + … . Thanks for being the example that you are…@DavidArchie
    https://twitter.com/DavidUniverse/status/613758610749853697/photo/1

  105. IMO says:

    Sorry guys I am getting ready go on vacation next week and busy doing other stuffs too before I leave. Goodnight folks be back when david has new music out!!!! Hopefully soon! Bye

  106. kimmy says:

    she just made her instagram account private is all.

  107. Joanie/suttygal says:

    Testing

  108. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Drew Castle ‏@DrewCastleberry
    Writing session with the homie David Archuleta! Glad i can be part of something new for him! https://instagram.com/p/4VY__kEe4Z/
    J anel Woodbury ‏@Nellie1983
    @DrewCastleberry Love it!!! New music from David is music to the ears! Pop music perchance?
    Drew Castle ‏@DrewCastleberry
    Drew Castle retweeted Janel Woodbury
    Of course!

  109. Miss Vicki DA#2014 says:

    Love the pic of David in the football t=shirt……Pop Music???? Who is Drew Castleberry???? IMO…don’t think David would move to Nashville and start recording with all these peeps just to quit music the end of the year……Think David is on a roll and we are headed for exciting times with new David music and concerts on the way…..Off to bed…Night all….Miss Vicki

    • IMO says:

      Miss vicki Yeah u could be right, it funny that I posted last night that I wish david would speed up with new music and now we are getting new music news today , so weird!! Goodnight folks

  110. Candy says:

    Had to smile, David and that guy Drew look like polar opposites.. the clean cut all american guy and the artsy, dreadlock guy.

    • Jani says:

      Yep! David seems to be able to work with and get along with most all kind of folks. One of the things I love about him.

  111. Jani says:

    Just popped in for a minute, and I see fun times in Archuville today! Great to see David. Gosh I miss him.
    Shanny, you can get on a soapbox anytime. Well said, and sadly true. Whatever happened to ‘wholesome’? Makes it doubly hard for someone like David to be successful, I guess. I have to believe there is still an audience for pure talent and goodness, though. Such an interesting experience this being a fan, watching how things play out. Can’t wait for new music. And…..I’m rambling. Time for bed!
    Night all!

  112. Sparkles 2 (Big Time Lurker Who Is Apparently Invisible) says:

    Night all….

  113. Sparkles 2 (Big Time Lurker Who Is Apparently Invisible) says:

    Why can’t I post?

  114. kimk says:

    good morning folks!

    computer blew up last night but if I see anything will tell you all what I see.. lol last night the songwriter Drew posted a snippet umm think it isn’t David but has a great vibe.
    hope we get one of David too!!

    • Marylee~ North Carolina Girl says:

      Kinda sounds like David…no? Maybe just wishful thinking on my part. 🙄

      • kimmy says:

        it’s that guy he is working with if you scroll down you’ll see.. rofl great vibe but bet anything there won’t be any.. I want your body lyrics. wah

        • Marylee~ North Carolina Girl says:

          OH! haha…thought the lyric was “I want you back again” ….oops! 😯

  115. kimk says:

    I don’t care who what or where just that folks buy Davids CD when the time comes!!

    • VaBeachArchie says:

      How true! Hope too the artists that he pimps when they have new music does the same for him! He sure supports others!

  116. Miss Vicki DA#2014 says:

    Glad you got your computer back up kimk…..WOW….David seems to be on an instagram roll again…..Can’t wait till he posts another one…..Well off to work…it’s ALMOST Friday and the boss just left for 2 weeks vacation…..now I can do my REAL work…..hahahaha……Off to work…..Miss Vicki

  117. VaBeachArchie says:

    Good morning kimmy, Miss Vicki and FOD!

    EXCITING seeing all the tweets and pics from the writing and recording session yesterday! Looks like David is having some NEW MUSIC FUN! Ready to hear some of the POP stuff NOW! THANKFUL that we get some Archugoodies from his collaborators! 🙂

    kimmy…. Hope your computer problems can be fixed!

  118. kimmy says:

    ha whateven that would so be totally 😯 coming from D 😀

  119. kimmy says:

    just played it on his twitter account.. lol don’t tell nobody.. like the guy though hope he brings some cool to what D is writing.

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