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Exclusive Preview of Somewhere Only We Know!
In case you missed it and the reverberations from it, @davidarchie, @kariontour and the OS team posted a snippet of the BEGIN. cover that got the most “PLEASE PLEASE SHARE” ‘s yesterday (and also #1 on our fun poll). David asked us what we wanted to hear, and you responded. How’s that for cause and effect!
Go on over to OS and listen to it! Here’s the direct link AND DON’T FORGET TO COMMENT!!! I cut and paste a few comments, but I expect hundreds more soon. Show the love people. Don’t worry, that link I gave you brings you back here when you are done!
Here’s my thoughts on 20 seconds. Loved what I heard, but I really loved the anticipation of what I heard. I get excited just KNOWING that I am going to listen to those rich, strong vocals. David is masterful at giving a song his take without over-singing it, or changing it up too much. He has too much respect for the original versions. I found this arrangement to be more uplifting than the Keane original too, but craving to hear more.
And about that MORE, for what it’s worth, I would not mind a longer snippet. The Other Side of Down preview snippet in 2010 was a good length, and I just remember how sweet it was to hear it. Mind you, it was a brand new song, but all songs are new when David Archuleta sings them. Anyway, just ML’s musings lol .
My post yesterday mentioned how well BEGIN. was pre-selling at DeseretBook and Walmart. We don’t know yet what will be available for international purchasers, so don’t be afraid of over-buying. We have a WorldWide FanFamily who may need our help. Just saying
Your direct link to DeseretBook.
Your direct link to Walmart.
And from @RamblingDA: @DavidArchie @Kariontour BEGIN. is now #2 on Walmart Bestsellers and #1 on Pre-Orders… AWESOME!!!
And look what that creative Ashley (Palrice8) did…she made a BEGIN. promo vid featuring Somewhere Only We Know. So good!
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So, here you have it. A Canadian is tasked with the Independence Day post! So, let’s use this as an opportunity to learn about July 4th for everyone!
Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games,family reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Independence Day is the national day of the United States. Source
Have a great day of celebration and remembrance to all!
Speaking of remembrance, let’s post some July 4th memories, shall we:
July 4th, 2010. David Archuleta performs at A Capital Fourth in Washington, D.C. A Capitol Fourth is a free annual concert performed on the west lawn of the United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., in celebration of the Independence Day.
David Archuleta is mentioned in Wiki under A Capital Fourth:
Jack Everly served as music director following the death of Erich Kunzel. Jimmy Smits again hosted, and pointed out that A Capitol Fourth was celebrating its 30th anniversary. Performers included David Archuleta, Gladys Knight, Darius Rucker, Lang Lang, John Schneider and Reba McEntire. Schneider paid tribute to Kunzel, finishing his performance by embracing Kunzel’s Austrian wife of 44 years, Brunhilde, who was in attendance.
Here is a pre-performance interview. How did I forget the blowing of the kisses!
David sang the Star Spangled Banner and Stand By Me. First, SSB:
David looks luminous, and makes sure to give kudos to the gospel choir and musicians as he walks off the stage. What a fabulous moment.
And Katie Moore’s wonderful behind the scenes video of the Washington trip, including a visit to the White House. And speaking of @K_80, BEGIN. T’s please? Pretty please????
And a few pictures of the event and rehearsals:
I’m so impressed with the level of excellence I’ve experienced since being asked to participate in “A Capitol Fourth”. I’m especially impressed with the very polite, well-mannered, and delightful David Archuleta. No arrogance or swelled head with this young man. I’m also happy I had a chance to meet his mom, Lupe. It’s funny. All three of us background singers are old enough to be his mom! My own daughter is 10 years older than David. As old school as I am, it is SO refreshing that, in spite of his notoriety, he demonstrates such respect for his mom. That respect, then, carries over to everyone else he meets. He has been so gracious to all of us. God knows I can’t stand, and don’t have patience for bratty, smart-mouthed, disrespectful, kids who have been informed of their rights but not the responsibilities that go along with them. David is a breath of fresh air, and I pray that he doesn’t allow the trappings of fame to chip away at the standards that Lupe has clearly set. I can’t say it enough. Good home training goes a long way.
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Stadium of Fire, 2011
David Archuleta performed with Brad Paisley at Stadium of Fire in Provo Utah on July 2, 2011.
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Karin (@zerogravity1) gets interviewed before the concert . One of best and favourite cheerleaders! And I see our west coast Archies there too in matching T’s! You guys rawk!
Our Country ‘Tis of Thee. Incredibly moving, including for us Canadians in the crowd. Moved to tears.
God Bless America and David Archuleta
How can you not want to read this! A nice article from Sistas in Zion. Click to read:
In closing, these performances continue to seal the deal for me in understanding David’s ability to feel a song, to understand it, get inside it and translate it. David does this with patriotic songs, inspirational songs and even pop songs. And we get to experience it.
Aren’t we the luckiest?
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Rocking the white sneakers!
I love how these pics just turn up, from what it appears like, out of the blue! Or WHITE!
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Let’s. Trend. This!
Joanie sent me a note that Friday’s the night! Time to get back into trending practice! It will be one month until the release of BEGIN. and time to let the TwitterUniverse know it!
When: Friday, 8 pm EDT
What: BEGIN. David Archuleta 8/7/12
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Another fan dinner. This time, in UTAH!
There will be a Utah Fan Dinner at 6 pm on Tuesday, August 14th at Simply Thai in Sandy, Utah. RSVP yes or maybe to @Nellie1983 Janel Woodbury on Twitter or respond on Facebook to Utah Fans of David.
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I have some lovely pix and gifs and other fan creations I want to post for you too! I ran out of time, but I’ll be back.
So settle in, enjoy your holiday, and lets BEGIN. !