David Archuleta on Fox’s 25th Anniversary Special! Kurt Bestor On the Record, Talented Fans, Forevermore #1 on MYX 11 Days Straight! Pam Pike’s Blog, Blast from the Past, ArchuRandomness, Photo Gallery & Naree’s SmugMug, The Measure of a Man

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Smile & the world smiles with you…

~ "Awesomeized" credit to Shelley

Love me a great smiley pic of David!  This one was taken by Shelley from the front row of the MKOC concert in Ventura, CA – love his whackity whack hair!

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                       Celebrating Day

~ #26 brought to you by geometrybangersandmaths

Doesn’t this look like something Archies would do? How about a giant DA2014!  Hope you’re celebrating day 26 doing something extra special & fun!

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David on Fox’s 25th Anniversary Special!

Fans were treated to a surprise (at least to me) viewing of David singing Imagine on Idol as part of Fox’s 25th Anniversary Special.  It’s a short snippet, but anytime we can see and hear David on tv, it’s a great thing!  The special was 25 years in review of Fox TV shows and American Idol was prominently featured – including our favorite and BEST Idol contestant ever!  DAVID ARCHULETA! 

(~ vid credit to Shelley)

For those of you who are interested in any of the other Idol contestants, Rhimnee recorded the whole AI segment – I like watching David on TV so I watched both vids! I love that they used David’s Imagine for the montage – I took it to mean that Idol thinks of Imagine as the quintessential Idol performance right?

~ click above to view the video

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Kurt Bestor Speaks On the Record

Thanks to Shawna who shared these clips of Kurt Bestor who was interviewed by On the Record early Sunday morning in Utah.  Kurt talks about working on David’s new album, and the word PHENOM is mentioned!  The 2nd clip is Kurt discussing Paul Simon’s music and there’s an ooops! where Kurt “accidently” let it slip that Bridge Over Troubled Water is one of the songs David covered.  New music from David – can’t wait! (click on the graphics below to watch the vids)

- click on the graphic for the vid

- click on the graphic for the vid

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Jwipe Covers You Are My Song

Love it when fans cover David’s songs! Go leave a comment for Jerry!

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Next up in the talented fans category:

Virginia created this lovely fan video of David moments set to Jason Mraz’s new song I Won’t Give Up – the sentiment is perfect – go leave her a comment!

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Sandritangel created another David Tumblr collage! Remember this photoshoot with the giant X on the wall!  Ahhh the memories…

~ 50-week David Archuleta Tumblr Challenge

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Ohnopurple, the Queen of Gifs, has created another cute set of gifs about what David first notices about a girl – always a lively topic of discussion.  (click on the graphics to watch them in action)


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~ Window cling by Jenleighbarry 

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Forevermore 11 Days at #1 on MYX!

Let’s go for Day 12!  Click here to go and VOTE!

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We got a pic from Kari!

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Message from “Something ’bout Archie”

Forevermore iTunes Buying Party Postponed

UPDATE: The date for this iTunes Buying Party is being postponed for the time being. We do plan to have a buying party, and we’ll keep everyone informed of when we plan to do it. Thanks everyone and for now, don’t forget to keep promoting the OPM!

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Jasmine’s Blog – so cute!

~ click above to read the blog & see the pics

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Pam Pike’s Blog

~ click above to read her blog and leave a comment
~ click above to read her blog and leave a comment

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Blast from the past

Love these fan tribute videos from the Idol days!  It was such an exciting time for us fans because we got to see David on TV every week!  The individual & group performances, the dreaded judges critiques and the heartbreak of sending a contestant home.  Here’s a sampling of some of my favorite vids from the exceptionally talented Michelinamarie – they capture the joyous spirit of those fun times!

First up – “Music’s Pretty Much My Life”

Next up – David “In His Moments”

And one for his Arch Angels

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ArchuRandomness

These cute #DA2014 cookies were treats Keiko had made for a David fan lunch in Japan.  They’re too cute to eat!

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#FanGirlProblems

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Photo Gallery

Naree has posted more photos!  Here are a few big ones, then you can click on the last collage of multiple pics to visit her SmugMug page to see even more amazing pics!

~ click to visit Naree’s SmugMug site!

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The measure of a man….

There has been much ado about David’s height and youthful looks lately – if we are to believe everything we see in print, David ranges from an elfin child to a 5-foot teenager to a young man of somewhere around the average height of 5’7″.  That last description is the most accurate – yet so many people (mostly guys) feel compelled to comment that he is short.  And lots of people guess incorrectly about his age – from the Costco lady who wouldn’t give him a food sample without his mom to the TSA agent who asked where his guardian was since children under 15 can’t fly alone.  OH EM GEE people – please get a grip!

Like the story of David and Goliath, judging a person based on an outward physical appearance may lead to dire consequences.  But mostly it’s inaccurate, in poor form and just outright rude.  A ruler or tape measure is fine for measuring things like wood or curtains or a picture frame to make sure your autographed David photo will fit properly, but when people start equating worth or quality with height or weight or age, they risk missing out on something beautiful, enlightening, enchanting and even life-changing.

While David will probably not be drafted by the NBA in 2014, when measured by the kindness of his heart, the humility and reverence of his spirit and the limitless joy that he brings to others whenever he sings – when we use the measures that really matter – then David is a giant not only among men, but among us all.

This song by the group 4Him reminds me of David and the true Measure of a Man.

Wishing you all a great Monday & an incredible week!

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