David Archuleta unveils BROKEN! The amazingness continues with BEGIN. pre-order on US and Canada iTunes, BEGIN vlog Part III and the swivel chair, The Invisible connection, Crushuversary TOMORROW! BEGIN trending ~ send us your ideas! Calendars going, going…..

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 Credit to @zelle13

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“Part broken – part whole, you begin again.” 

― Jeanette Winterson

 

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Download Broken! BEGIN. pre-order available NOW in US and Canada!

At about 11:15 EDT, Joanie (@suttygal) tweeted this!

And so it appeared on US iTunes.  Here it is on the FRONT PAGE of iTunes, right next to Alanis Morissette!

BEGIN. or Begin ?

There are many who have indicated that Begin. (the second choice) does not give you the GIFT automatically (see below).  So click on the links below to advance purchase and get the BEGIN CD pre-order AND an automatic download of something very special!

US iTunes

Canada iTunes

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And then we understood this!

What a special offer!  Broken.  

Here it is on the front page on iTunes!

Order it here and listen to it NOW~

US iTunes

Canada iTunes

When I heard it, I have to say that I probably related more to the music than the lyrics at first.  The melody is beautiful.  David’s vocals are beyond description.  The bridge!  The ending!  I don’t want to give too much away, but the invisible children!  Okay, off to listen for the xyz’d time.

Here is Nancy’s (@Muldur’s) transcription of the lyrics, by Jon Hunt.  Tx Nancy (we’ll update this as necessary)!

I know you don’t wanna say goodbye yet, but she can’t survive here with just a petal.

You still have one wish but it’d be useless, more than roses have died in this desert.

Child, it seems that younger and younger, they start to wipe your minds clean.

But how, I wonder, just barely under, do your eyes continue sparkling?

And I-I-I-I don’t want to open up your eyes, everything’s broken. and I-I-I-I never want to open up your heart, everything’s broken.

I don’t understand why they are gone, or what reason there is to be strong.

I still try to love but i’m in a place where doing what’s right is so wrong.

But if you see me, ignore the gun, we are still fighting for life.

Heeeerrrre’s our wish just to exist in more than our eyes.

And I-I-I-I never want to open up your eyes, everything’s broken.

And I-I-I-I never want to open up your heart, everything’s broken.

Do you see what I see? Do you feel what i feel? It doesn’t matter until we see broken lives heal.

Do you see what I see, do you see what I feel? It doesn’t matter until we see broken lives heal.

ohhh ohhh ohhhh ohhh ohhhh

oh noooo, oohhhh, oh oh ohoh yeah, (yeah).

And I-I-I-I found it hard to open up my mouth, will they hear what’s spoken?

But I-I-I-I saw when i opened up my eyes, invisibile children.

Broke, but not broken…Broke, but not broken…

What are your thoughts?  How does Broken speak to you?  Tell us in the comments.

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Broken and BEGIN. on iTunes Pop Music!

As of 7:30 EDT BEGIN. was #25 on Pop Albums, Broken #119 Pop singles.  Very cool!  And David is featured in What’s Hot, as well as New and Noteworthy.  Check out iTunes today!

Yes, it is!  Cool to see David back on iTunes, isn’t it?  Yup, I was thinking the same thing ;)

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An Invisible Children connection?

We asked them!  We’ll let you know when we hear back.

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David Archuleta BEGIN.  We are in the single digits until to the physical CD availability!

Thank you Cindy (@CanadianArchie).  I’m loving Cindy’s take on teal :)

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 Vlog #3 about BEGIN.  What inspired you to choose these songs?

David talks about selection of songs and always wanting to do an album of covers.  I believe David was referring to pop covers he was familiar with, as CFTH was primarily covers and Forevermore was all covers.  No matter, it’s working for you David!

And a screen cap for you.  From @pabuckie

“The boss”

…..on the swivel chair.   Deb (@snowangelzz) said it well:

More on that chair from @inthekeyofme

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Deseret Book doing it right!

Karin ‘checks in’ on some sales staff at Deseret Book and asks them some very good questions on BEGIN. promo!  And looks like everything is in order!  Thanks Karin for a great interview!

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Deseret Book Promo in its way to you!

Look what Joanie got in the mail yesterday!

Those colours!  Blending with the chalkboard!  I really really love this visual.  Like the first day of school, we BEGIN.

And here’s another view from as tweeted by Nan @nandeeay Sunday, and forwarded by Karin @zerogravity1

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David Archuleta Calendars!  Final Stretch!

A message from Jennifer Leigh Barry

David Archuleta Calendar Fundraiser to benefit ChildFund International ENDS Today!!
As a special END of Fundraiser Bonus, all those who purchased a calendar between 7/23 – 7/31 will be included in a drawing to win this special photo.  

David Archuleta Calendar 1 order link:

https://www.createphotoproducts.com/CreatePhotoCalendarsOnline.html?dest=store&user=jenleighbarry&proj=David%20Archuleta%201

Be Inspired to Believe order link:

https://www.createphotoproducts.com/CreatePhotoCalendarsOnline.html?dest=store&user=jenleighbarry&proj=Be%20Inspired%20to%20Believe

Reminder:  all those who purchased a calendar will be included in the Grand Prize Drawing, a complete set of photo prints of either calendar!  All 3 drawings will be held at conclusion  of the fundraiser!!
To achieve it you must first BEGIN. it!!  I began my fundraiser with a hope that someone might want to buy it and I am close to achieving my goal…all because I chose to BEGIN it.
THANK YOUALL SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT. 95 CALENDARS SOLD TO DATE 5 MORE NEEDED TO REACH MY GOAL OF 100!

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Credit: Popsugar

A special anniversary coming!

Where were you 4 years ago tomorrow (August 1).  We’ll give you a few minutes to remember what anniversary it is.

Yup, its been 4 years!  More to come tomorrow!

We love anniversaries here!

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BEGIN. CD drops ~ weigh in on Trending Topic

If you participate on Twitter social media, here’s your chance to give us your input on a trending topic for the drop of BEGIN.

Give us a very simple saying incorporating David Archuleta and Begin and tweet it to us or send it to fodfrontpage@gmail.com .  Or tweet it to @fodfansofdavid. Working with DA2014Archuleta, we’ll put a poll together to land on something from all of  you!

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A gifT to you

From @SamLouiseG   To all of us.  Forbes concert, Dec. 2011.

‘Nuf said.  Have a good Tuesday all.

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404 Responses to David Archuleta unveils BROKEN! The amazingness continues with BEGIN. pre-order on US and Canada iTunes, BEGIN vlog Part III and the swivel chair, The Invisible connection, Crushuversary TOMORROW! BEGIN trending ~ send us your ideas! Calendars going, going…..

  1. frio says:

    hey, early post :) Thanks, Pastel.

    Enjoying Broken immensely.

  2. frio says:

    Just wanna bring from the last post…

    OoO I agree.

    I know some folks post his songs online, especially on Youtube.
    If for promotional purposes, then I think it is best to just post as snippets/not the complete song.

    It is so easy for people to just rip the audio from links and videos and never buy his music.

  3. VaBeachArchie says:

    Good morning FOD! Worked last night and missed all the EXCITEMENT!! DANG! A vlog and BEGIN. released on itunes! Leaving for Nana patrol…but first chance I get BEGIN. WILL be preorderd and BROKEN will be mine! Ohhhh….CAN’T WAIT!

    O;ogy is FUN and EASY so check it out here… http://ology.com/o;ogy/1784 Keep voting for I’ll Never Go on MYX and Chart Central….trying to keep David on the charts until the next release!! ARCHIES ROCK!

    Time to leave…ENJOY YOUR DAY EVERYONE! David sure is AMAZING! We are some VERY LUCKY FANS!!

  4. kimk says:

    David Archuleta ‏@DavidArchie
    BEGIN. pre-orders now available here on US iTunes —>
    with an automatic download of Broken with order. (ks)

    http://itunes.apple.com/us/preorder/begin./id548446552

    :D

  5. kimk says:

    Pastel thank you! I love David!!

  6. Miss Vicki says:

    Morning all….ONE MORE WEEK TILL BEGIN!!!!! Am I reading this correctly??? Is Broken the new single off the album….thought Kari said there wouldn’t be a single off this album???? So great to see David back on iTunes……Wonder if David will get airplay again….Have a great day…..Off to work….Miss Vicki

  7. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd #DA2014 says:

    Hello Everyone! Dang it, cant stay but just wanted to say I pre-ordered Begin, bought a few copies of Broken, OH MY HECK! It is SPECTACULAR, BEYOND MEASURE, JUST ADORE “BROKEN” THE LYRICS GO SO WELL WITH THE MUSIC!!!!!!!
    Sorry for all caps TOOOOOOO Excited! Did I say Broken is STUNNNNNNINNNGGG! Dang, gotta go, TTYL! SQUEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!

  8. Martha says:

    Good Morning, everyone! Enjoying Broken and so excited BEGIN. is going up the charts!

    Kari had originally said that there “might not” a single, which left it open a little. I guess some things had to fall into place right for it to happen. Glad it did!

    We’ll have to trend soon to help promote. Let us know what we’ll be trending!

  9. VaBeachArchie says:

    Hello Frio, kimk, Miss Vicki, Beth and all fans of David!! Pastel what a FABULOYS post!! What a way to BEGIN. the day…pre-odering BEGIN. and getting BROKEN as a surprise! PRE-ORDER HERE http://itunes.apple.com/us/preprder/begin./id548446552 Will agree with Beth …BROKEN is BEYOND MEASURE! TEARS! David has given us such a gift!! David. Jon Hunt and Kurt Bestor did a SPECTACULAR JOB..THANKS!!

  10. jazzy says:

    I don’t see where people think Broken is being released as a single. I remember when David’s first album could be preordered on itunes and Angels was automatically downloaded. Angels was never put out as a single, so not seeing how this is any different? I just don’t think people should get too excited… Broken may never be sent for radio adds. (not trying to be a downer just realistic based on what Kari said) I hope that I am wrong though. I would sure love to hear David on the radio again.

  11. olemr2001 says:

    At least on Itunes it seems that “Broken” has been released as a single . A search for “david archuleta broken” at the iTunes store brings up it up as a single.

  12. palmtreephan (#DA2014.....and always) says:

    Just LOVING Broken! It’s a really captivating song. I have to agree with jazzy….thinking by “single” they mean available for individual purchase.

    Ahhhhh, four years ago tomorrow….up at the crack of dawn, on my laptop and waiting anxiously for Z100 live broadcast of the debut of “Crush”. What a day that was! What a great song for David!! I get a kick out of regularly checking out the comments on the video and seeing how people still love it and are still discovering David even after all this time.

  13. ksf (a.k.a. RIP Senseless...we'll never forget) says:

    Good morning all! Thanks for the new post! :)

    Jazzy – I agree with you…not getting my hopes up about Broken.

    I still haven’t downloaded it yet. Still trying to decide :)

  14. Martha says:

    BEGIN. #22 Pop Album

    #104 Overall

  15. Diane says:

    Crush 4th Anniversary!

  16. angelbymyside says:

    It’s a GOOD MORNING isn’t it? :D :D :D

    Great post Pastel!! The special anniversary tomorrow is release of CRUSH!!! I’ll never forget getting up at the crack of dawn to listen to it on Z100!! That was a special day I will never forget!

    Waiting to listen to Broken until I get my CD. Hope my willpower doesn’t give out! lol

  17. frio says:

    His voice is so crystal clear, front and center, on Broken. And what a wonderful orchestra in the bg. My ears and heart are happy :)

  18. kimk says:

    http://youtu.be/EDKAaLYURdw

    CreativeDisc.com ‏@creativedisc
    Watch @DavidArchie “Begin” Preview Part 3 Video: #CDNEWS

  19. angelbymyside says:

    Well I have Broken downloaded…..how long can I wait to listen to it??? Going to try to hold out until 8/7!

  20. frio says:

    Still chuckling at the start of that pt 3 video. He looked like a boss. I’m sure that’s been thrown around a lot :)

  21. Heidijoy says:

    Thanks Pastel for the Great Post!! Loving the excitement and release of Broken on Itunes!! So beautiful and meaningful!!

    Frio Thanks for the cautionary message regarding making You tubes. Yes!! Please don’t use the Whole song. Too easy then for Illegal downloads. There was a Tweet just the other day advertising free MP3 downloads of I’ll Never Go and other songs of David’s and other artists. Let not help those that Illegally download.

  22. roseinmaryland #DA2014 says:

    Oh my, loving Broken….pre-ordered BEGIN. David is outstanding. No adjectives are appropriate for this talented young man. Tears of joy this morning. Love you David Archuleta.

  23. angelbymyside says:

    frio ~ He is the BOSS! :D

  24. VaBeachArchie says:

    Hello Martha, jazzy, olemr2001, palmtreephan, ksf, angelbymyside and Diane!
    HAPPY TUESDAY! BEGIN. available on itunes sure has made this a HAPPY day!

    angelbymyside..You sure have willpower if you can keep from listening….needed to hear it ASAP

    Off to Ology to make some comments…. http://ology.com/ology/1784 Wonder were David is in the rankings? I’m sure with all the EXCITEMENT going on for itunes pre-order and download of BROKEN we haven’t be as active there!Really want to see David WIN!

  25. frio says:

    Heidijoy, it’s disheartening to hear about it, but it comes with the territory, to be realistic. Promo & it being available in a lot of places (at least more than Forevermore, of course) should do it some good. Maybe good reviews will help too.

    angelbymyside, that is more accurate! I do call him Bossing (Filipino slang) sometimes ;)

  26. VaBeachArchie says:

    Hello Heidijoy and rose! Think everyone feels the same … WE LOVE YOU David Archuleta! THANK YOU!

  27. Ali says:

    A “single” on iTunes is not really the same thing as a single that gets sent to radio for adds. Essentially any song that can be purchased individually on iTunes can be called a single and this one is being offered promotionally as a single download before the album releases.

    That doesn’t mean it can’t chart as a single on iTunes, which is good exposure. I feel like we’ll see the album chart higher than the song but we shall see.

    I don’t see Broken being sent to radio as there is no label to push it and there hasn’t been any promo for it as a single. I do think its possible that Invisible Children might use in one (or more) of their videos though. That would be good exposure for the song, which I think is awesome not just from a sales standpoint but because I think more people need to hear the song. The message is beautiful and David sings the heck out of it. just sayin’. ;)

  28. frio says:

    Btw, hi VaBeachArchie! :) I always appreciate your chipper vibe on here.

    Don’t forget to vote for ING on myxph.com. Please & thanks!
    (….maybe a Rainbow MV soon?)

  29. kimk says:

    frio lol well he is the boss!!

    Ali it is a fabulous song.. true maybe not one we will hear on the radio but that is ok too.
    it really shows what David is made of and who he is as a person. incredible!
    I am so proud of him!!

    listening to Broken.. the way he sings it. we have to see him sing this live!!!

  30. frio says:

    Ali, ditto with everything you just said.

    I’d love to see Broken used for an IC video too, or anything inspirational really.

  31. sarahhazel says:

    Happy 125th day!!! Ultra-fabulous post, Pastel!!!
    Woohoo!!! BEGIN. on iTunes finally!!! Thank you, David & team!!! :) :) :)

  32. kimk says:

    not sure if all his fans will ‘get’ this cd and song as it is not what folks usually hear on the radio and such.
    it speaks from the heart.. no techno anything.
    it is not there to sell anything just speak to an issue near and dear to his heart.
    I love that David has not sold out.

  33. kimk says:

    in other words it is so not anything like Katy Perry’s Firework.

  34. cq#DA2014 says:

    Great post Pastel.
    BROKEN is just beautiful.
    Imo, the only way that Broken has a chance to become a hit is if it exploded on the internet and gets millions of hits

  35. kimk says:

    cq true.. that is ok though too. think that is why there was no intention of releasing it as a single? it is all about what BEGIN is.. not about hitting #1.

  36. frio says:

    kimk, I have no problem if people choose not to buy BEGIN. if it doesn’t float their boat. Just didn’t sit right with me every time D released an album, to hear about people ripping audio or spreading DL links online, and not buying.

    “it speaks from the heart” I agree. I would like more people to hear it because of that :)

  37. Ali says:

    Yup, I’m love love loving Broken. The heart and soul behind it and the way David carries the song on his vocals is awesome.

    I agree, kimk, very happy that David hasn’t changed his musical focus in the pressure to be “in” with what’s deemed the sound now. I love fun pop music but I also love music with a deeper meaning. Songs that tell a story or reflect beliefs. …Other than the belief that you’re sexy and you know it. ha!

    There have been whole generations defined by socially conscious songs. Not sure why they’re seen as so passe now. When we look back, do we want generations to remember us as people who only worried about “brushing our teeth with a bottle of Jack” or about dancing up on a shorty in a club? I’m not saying that those songs don’t have their place. But so do songs about something more.

    If that’s not cool, well then I’m just terminally uncool. And I’m ok with that.

    Annnnd I’m gonna climb down off my soapbox now ;p

  38. Grannycrush says:

    Broken is just gorgeous! He has that ability to build a song and then bring it back down with such emotion. I wonder if the person who wrote the words is somehow involved with Invisible Children. I get a lump in my throat every time I hear it.

  39. ksf (a.k.a. kilig 4 David) says:

    Think I’ll hold off on listening to Broken. I’m not really in that big a hurry…I think the longer I wait to listen, the easiest it gets, surprisingly. Anyway, it’s only a few days more til the whole album, lol!

  40. Grannycrush says:

    David and a swivel chair…always makes me laugh. There have been some very funny moments with him and those swivel chairs.

  41. Anita says:

    Oh, My!! So many wonderful surprises yesterday! Broken is one of the most gorgeous songs I’ve ever heard! I’m almost speechless about it. The lyrics have so much deep meaning to them, and what a surprise to hear David sing Invisible Children toward the end. I know how near and dear to his heart this cause is, so it is pretty special. The song to me sounds that it’s about losing a child, and about the hardships so many children face in the world. The music is so breathtaking! David did a gorgeous job with writing the music. This morning I’ve been actually picturing him performing this song behind the piano on the Grammy stage. Wouldn’t that be somethin’? By the way, I know what anniversary is coming up….It’s the 4 year anniversary of CRUSH!!!

  42. ksf (a.k.a. kilig 4 David) says:

    meant “easier”

  43. Ali says:

    ksf – I admire your self control! I have ZERO of that when it comes to David’s music lol. I’d listen to 1 second snippets if we got them. I sometimes wish I could lay off them though because it makes me want to hear the full songs so bad. anticipation :)

  44. frio says:

    lol his eyes seem almost nuclear sometimes

  45. ksf (a.k.a. kilig 4 David) says:

    Ali – I agree about songs with a deeper meaning. However, with that said, I hope that when he returns that David will also do more fun pop music too. Songs that have a more youthful vibe…he is young after all and I know that he loves pop music. At this point we all know that David is deep, mature, passionate, etc…It’d be nice to see him do a few songs that are not so serious and “responsible” — just fun. Hopefully his hiatus will help him to see that not every song that he records has to be “life changing.” It’s okay to just loosen up and have fun. (i.e. Zero Gravity…not my fave but it has a fun, refreshing vibe).

  46. ksf (a.k.a. kilig 4 David) says:

    Ali – Lol…it’s actually not as bad as I thought it would be. I’m surprised myself, but I must say that I’m definitely counting down the days until I have BEGIN. in my little hands! :)

  47. ksf (a.k.a. RIP Senseless...we'll never forget) says:

    Time to run errands. Have a great day everyone! :)

  48. Hi all! Got my Deseret Book Begin Pamphlet in the mail too! I’m so excited for this new CD. I hope so much that this is a hit (and I know it will be) so David doesn’t have to worry about it and just concentrate on his Mission. His fans won’t let him down! The buzz is huge and I’m sure that must please him. Have a great day!

  49. Ali says:

    ksf – I’m with ya! Like I said, I love fun pop music too. I think we saw more of that with TOSOD as well. Which is one of my favorite albums ever! And I’m not talking just David albums lol. I do love the tone in his voice that he seems to only get when he sings the deeper songs, if you know what I mean. When he feels a song deep down, it shows. But definitely like that mixed with fun, lighter stuff too. Can’t eat the super rich food all day, right?? ;p

  50. pocoelsy says:

    Hello all,

    So happy and so excited for you all who can listen to Broken already :), and you all are killing with all praise of Broken eekkk I’ll have to wait a little longer for my copies to arrive.

    Frio I totally agree with you about posting the whole song on youtube!!! it so easy for folk to download the song especially when buying it legally is harder than steal it in this(my) case, I hope people will think twice before they post it or be more creative if they rally want promote the artists’ songs, btw just curious so you’re from Australia and you can purchase from US Itunes!! how to and how much if you don’t mind sharing :)

  51. kimk says:

    omgosh.. why do I have an avi!!??

  52. ray says:

    hide the seviel chair here comes david lol

  53. kimk says:

    frio I hear you.. already this morning there was someone not liking his lyrics and I was a tad upset at first.. then I thought about it.
    he did not write them but it is the way he sings them the way he sings any song is what folks are mostly drawn to with him.
    his voice as well.. he has the voice of an angel.
    about the downloads.. I think it is a generational thing? not right but there are so many things out there that are that way.
    why I like David so.. he lives he is the change.

  54. kimk says:

    ray ha I like that side of David.. I like that silly bossman!!

  55. sarahhazel says:

    frio–OMJ….if I were Jasmine & those eyes stared at me, I’d froze and forget all my lines…haha!

  56. pocoelsy says:

    Hi ray, haha, how’s Archuhospital doing 7 more days people will flood in !!

  57. sarahhazel says:

    kimk–LOL he didn’t look silly this time….he means business!

  58. sarahhazel says:

    Gonna start packing my Archuhospital suitcase!

  59. Robin F says:

    finally can preorder on Itunes!!! Broken gave me “goosies” as JLo would say!!! So heart felt and it really shows the range and quality of his voice. As far as it being a single on the radio if it would get out there people would love it but that may not happen. David creates music for us to find pleasure and I am sure to feel a sense of accomplishment. If it makes a big hit I think thats an added bonus for him. He is not like other artists that only goal is to make money and be famous.He truly loves making music and loves making his fans happy. He is a true gem, beautiful inside and out!

  60. frio says:

    pocoelsy, I’m glad you asked! Yes, I do live in Australia. I actually posted a brief how-to on how I got BEGIN., in the previous thread.
    I was sulking originally thinking I wouldn’t be able to hear Broken till August 7 or later. So I looked online, and found that yes, you can purchase from the US store while living outside US.

    I just followed the steps here:
    http://www.ausbt.com.au/how-to-get-a-us-itunes-account-in-australia
    Really simple.

    As for my method of payment…I bought a US iTunes gift card online (got mine from offgamers) since I can’t use one from Aus, and had the code sent to my account w/in minutes.

    Once I got the code, I just typed it in as usual when redeeming a gift card. No issues.
    Hope that helps :)

  61. kimk says:

    sarahhazel was going with silly for the swivel action! no he did not.. AND I LIKE IT!

    ha I LOVE THAT FOD HAS THE AVI’S BACK!!!!

  62. frio says:

    kimk, hey how come you have an avi, lol.
    I agree. David’s conviction in this song just brings those lyrics to the next level. Production is amazing! And I think so too, this illegal DL issue def generational – internet age. Everything’s easy access pretty much. Upsides and downsides.
    David lives by example :)

    sarahhazel, I can only imagine what seeing those puppies would be like. Guess why they call ‘em laser beams or something? Pierce right through you I feel like.

  63. frio says:

    omg! #19 POP!
    I happy dance (mentally) every time BEGIN. climbs up a spot :D

  64. pocoelsy says:

    frio, I’ll look into it and see if I can figure it out :)..thank you so much and soo happy for you to be able to listen the master piece sooner than later :).

    Sarahhazel, tks tks you haven’t packed your suitcase, I’m sure you’ll need all the treatment they have to offer and I’ll be right behind you :)

  65. kimk says:

    frio lol I am special? ha!!
    no stinkin clue why!!

  66. kimk says:

    frio considering there is no promo to speak of or even that David is not around for that matter.. this is DANG GREAT!!

  67. Vicki says:

    Hey All, I’ve been working on tweaking the site a little bit. Avi’s are back, but David’s twitter isn’t popping up there, so just bear with me a little, k? I know ya’ll are too busy listening to Broken anyway, right??!

  68. pocoelsy says:

    Off to check out Itunes and to bed, so have a nice day all <3

  69. frio says:

    pocoelsy, it’s way cheaper buying from the US store too, at least compared to the 16.99 AUD price tag.

    kimk, haha could be. Makes you easy to spot.
    When we keep in mind that yes, no label backing him up and not much promo, makes it even sweeter he’s doing quite well :)

  70. sarahhazel says:

    #19 POP is totally awesome!!!….hope it climbs higher!!!….go Archies!!!

  71. sarahhazel says:

    Avi’s are back???…don’t see them. :(

  72. sarahhazel says:

    Need more buzz to boost iTunes sales!

  73. sarahhazel says:

    Dang, if only there was a MV for Broken…. *deep sigh*

  74. Joy4archieDA14 says:

    Broken is sooo beautiful!!!! Oh my gosh!!!

  75. kimk says:

    Vicki ahh I LOVE IT!! thanks!!!!!!!!

  76. Joy4archieDA14 says:

    Yay my avi is back!! :D It’s the little things haha!

  77. angelbymyside says:

    WE GOT OUR AVI’S BACK!!!! WOO HOO!!!! :)

  78. angelbymyside says:

    VICKI ~ Thanks for bringing back the avi’s :D

  79. kimk says:

    angel I like your shades!!

  80. OoO says:

    Huh I just got and idea fans should collecting money to buy a swivel chair for David as a homecoming present ha ha.

  81. sarahhazel says:

    Why can’t i see the avi’s???

  82. angelbymyside says:

    You will never believe what happened to me while driving to work. I had downloaded Broken to my iPod but was not going to listen to it until 8/7! Wanted to listen to the CD in its entirety. Well I put my iPod on in the car and what begins playing immediately…..Broken! I guess I was meant to listen to it and not wait. Well I immediately put it on repeat. What a hauntingly beautiful song it is! I am in love with everything about the song and what a beautiful tribute it is to all the Invisible Children. ♥

  83. angelbymyside says:

    kimk ~ Gotta love David in sunglasses haha

  84. angelbymyside says:

    sarahhazel ~ Your computer is probably blocking the avi’s for some reason.

  85. sarahhazel says:

    abms–could be. thanks.

  86. kimk says:

    sarahhazel I can’t see that you have one.. maybe they are connected?

  87. Anita says:

    Thanks a million Pastel for posting Karin’s interview with the girls at Deseret Books! I was having alot of difficulty getting it to come up for me before. I love Karin! She never ceases to amaze me with all the things she comes up with to support our David! GO KARIN!!!! I’m also pleased the Deseret Books is promoting up a storm for him!

  88. sarahhazel says:

    kimk–I’ll go check. If it doesn’t work, it’s OK.

  89. angelbymyside says:

    For anyone who would like an avatar, you can go here and sign up. EASY!

    http://en.gravatar.com/

  90. Thank you Vicky for bringing back the avi’s. So nice to see Davids face while we are commenting on. HA!HA!

  91. angelbymyside says:

    it’s been awhile since I’ve been to gravatar….had to remember my password :)

  92. MunkFOD says:

    Love love love Broken! I gifted it to my friend who is working in Uganda to recover and assist those affected.. She is going to love it! This song touches everyone who has struggled in life.. and that’s all of us! “broke but not broken”… the heart heals.. love it!

  93. EL says:

    Hi everyone! Haven’t heard all of Broken yet…just the longer snippets. I was not surprised that “invisible children” was in the lyrics…that’s the first thing I thought when I heard the snippets… that it would be a great song for Invisible Children.
    Something about that song and David’s voice just takes me to an otherworldly place…it’s like I ride that I-I-I-I-I down and then back up with those beautiful high notes. David just caresses each word and adds a purity and tenderness to them that is indescribable. You can tell he has a true empathy for children who are hurting. Broken would be an amazing as a theme song for an Invisible Children video…and wouldn’t it be awesome for Idol Gives Back?

  94. Jhen says:

    Hello everyone!
    I totally agree that don’t download illegally, Let people have it through legal way. Since I don’t have iTunes account, I think I just hold on to the full Broken until I have my cd, I try to have self control lol I just heard the snippet, it’s fine with me. If I will not be able to hold on, I will ask my friend in US to buy me, I just don’t know if it through email, even if I don’t have itunes account I could be able to hear it. But I guess I can control and wait until I have my cd.

  95. Grace says:

    Hey everyone!
    Testing my avi…

  96. Jhen says:

    It’s highly possible that Broken will be use in Invisible Children. Broken have deep meaning, it is suited for charitable projects especially for less fortunate children.

  97. sarahhazel says:

    MunkFOD–that’s wonderful!

  98. Jhen says:

    Linda- from the previous thread, yes, David was so shy on the first few days of taping of Nandito Ako and he is unsure of himself, I think he kinda afraid of the Director too lol on the first few days, because Direct Mac is a strict director who want to perfect the craft, but as the taping go on, he get better and better. David is good for the newcomer in acting. He is doing his best.

  99. angelbymyside says:

    sarahhazel ~ WOO HOO I see your avi! :)

  100. angelbymyside says:

    Grace ~ Nice avi :)

  101. sarahhazel says:

    Jhen–I would be scared too….being a lead in a TV series, working with professional actors & director…in a different country….without prior real experience in that kind of stuff….I’m still amazed well he did as a rookie!

  102. sarahhazel says:

    I don’t see my avi…hmmm…it is probably my computer….I’ll check that.

  103. Grace says:

    Tks, angelbymyside for the gravatar link. It worked!!
    I haven’t preordered BEGIN on iTunes yet. I like to use iTunes gift card to purchase music on iTunes, not my credit card. Going to get the card soon. So if it’s a free download for BROKEN, it wouldn’t help the chart ranking?

  104. Jhen says:

    sarah- your avi reminds me of David lol. Exactly, if your in other country working for the first time as lead actor with strict director and without experience in full acting and need to do drama scenes, who couldn’t be afraid lol

  105. kimk says:

    #18!!!!!! :)

  106. Candy says:

    EEPPPPPPPPPPP, I see Avisssssssss!!! Yay for the good ole days! I am beyond excited!
    BROKEN is absolutely breathtaking! Going to head to itunes and get me a copy or two or ten! BRB

  107. Candy says:

    Ha, now how do we change it…I forget.

  108. Jhen says:

    Are Laura and Jessica famous in US? Laura is not famous in the Philippines, Jessica I still don’t know because she not yet visited the Philippines, she will come to Manila on Sept.

  109. kimk says:

    Candy ha isn’t it fabulous.. go to avatar.com?

  110. Jhen says:

    Bye for now FOD family , have to sleep now.

  111. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd says:

    Hello Everyone! Have a couple minutes to do some SQEEEEEEEing with ya all. Broken is what I said earlier, multiplied by 1,000. I cant listen to it at the moment, but I will be later, ALOT!!!!!!! The song, the lyrics & music go so well together & then the VOICE, OH MY HECK, it really is a Masterpiece (& I dont say that lightly, I truely mean it). a mindblowingly beautiful song!!!!!!!!!

    Welcome Back Candy & VaBeach!!

  112. sarahhazel says:

    Jhen–they are……Goodnite and see ya later!!!

  113. kimk says:

    https://twitter.com/Queenofparties/status/230350965600043008/photo/1

    An Ultimate Affair ‏@Queenofparties
    @kimak @DavidArchie Here a cool thing for you,,xoxo Have a great day…

  114. Candy says:

    Thanks ABMS-changed it to my twitter avi for now.

  115. sarahhazel says:

    Woot!!! #18 & climbing!!! Top 10 please!!! Yipeee!!!

    (still don’t see the avis)

  116. Martha says:

    According to the Ology contest: Jessica Sanchez got 22,000 pts in one day, Lauren Alaina got 16,000 pts in one day, and David got 900 pts in one day. Sure doesn’t sound right.

  117. angelbymyside says:

    Grace ~ I never use my credit card for iTunes…I always use iTunes cards when purchasing. Got lots of them for Christmas :D

  118. angelbymyside says:

    Martha ~ WHAT????? :(

  119. sarahhazel says:

    abms–lucky!

  120. Martha says:

    Check my math but on 7/30 – Lauren 105,190, Jessica 104,865, David 99,000

    On 7/31 – Jessica 127,020, Lauren 121,285, David 99,900

    ?????

  121. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd says:

    Well gotta go, nice almost talking to you guys,lol, see ya later.

  122. sarahhazel says:

    Martha–something fishy is going on?

  123. breanne says:

    Great post Pastel!!!

    David is #3 on Ology!!! It is so easy to rack up points by just commenting. More points are give for commenting than posting. In celebration of BEGIN. let’s all go over there & comment on every post!!
    http://www.ology.com/ology/1784

    Vote for ING on MYX:
    http://www.myxph.com/default.aspx

  124. breanne says:

    ING is currently #2 on Chart Central. Vote hourly:
    http://chartcentral.frihost.net/

    ING has 142,000+ views:
    http://youtu.be/duC219F8dv0

  125. Candy says:

    I am so happy to see avi’s back, funny how the little things in life can unexpectedly make you smile. THANKS MODS! :)

  126. Martha says:

    Sarahhazel – looks fishy. First, only 900 pts? Second, 2 days in a row we get an even number of points. Quite a coincidence.

  127. Joy4archieDA14 says:

    Love having the avi’s back. I missed them. I think I’m going to start commenting more and lurking less. lol Miss talking with everyone. :)

  128. breanne says:

    wtheck!?!? Not sure what is wrong with the ING link I posted. Will try again:
    http://youtu.be/duC219F8dvo

    Forevermore mv:
    http://youtu.be/QYIwAwiKW-g

  129. sarahhazel says:

    OK, cleared my cache, re-started my computer…still no avi. Any techies here who has other solutions?

  130. angelbymyside says:

    Candy ~ I couldn’t remember my password for gravatar. Took me a few minutes to try different ones.

  131. nora says:

    on ology what does it mean when on the top of a picture it says reologyize, and also when you post a comment how come the # of comments don’t change? like there were 3 and I posted a comment why doesn’t it change to 4? something fishey in this contest doesn’t seem fair.

  132. LCT #DA2014 says:

    nice seeing aviators!

  133. angelbymyside says:

    sarahhazel ~ I see your avi…a big yellow smiley face!

  134. LCT #DA2014 says:

    Sorry, avatars.

  135. angelbymyside says:

    nora ~ the # of comments change when you post and then hit enter.

  136. sarahhazel says:

    abms–my problem is…I don’t see it and everybody’s avis. (???)

  137. angelbymyside says:

    ‏@DeseretBook

    You may or may not be getting one of these in the mail this week! #fall #catalog #davidarchie #lds http://instagr.am/p/NwOa3jCNky/

  138. angelbymyside says:

    sarahhazel – wish I could help you. Maybe your computer considers them “pop-ups” and are blocking them. Not sure!

  139. sarahhazel says:

    abms–that’s OK….I’ll figure it out sooner or later…haha!

  140. roseinmaryland #DA2014 says:

    I have been listening to Broken since I downloaded this morning. What a beautiful song! David’s voice is so strong and beautiful. Wow, that’s all I can say, WOW!!

  141. roseinmaryland #DA2014 says:

    Cool, my avi is back, that’s me and Trinity at David and Demi Lovato concert at the Mann Center in Philadelphia. What a great day that was, amplitheater and all. David was doing a sound check with My Hands. I thought I had died and gone to heaven when I stepped out of the car and her David’s voice filling the air. No one, no one has affected me the way he does. His voice just IS!!

  142. roseinmaryland #DA2014 says:

    I meant heard David’s voice…..dang computer.

  143. nora says:

    Angel the # of posts do not change when I hit enter and it may say there are 3 posts but when you read all the posts there maybe 5. Another thing that seems kind of strange I ordered Broken on I tunes, when I try to re-order it again a message says you have already downloaded it do you want to redownload it for free? Huh. I want to pay for it, but there is no place for me to say that.

  144. Pickles says:

    Hey everyone.
    Yesterday i comment about how ology is cheeting on us. They just want to get hits cause they know we will work our hardest to get David to the top.

  145. angelbymyside says:

    This is the tweet I received from Deseret Book. For anyone who wants to request a catalog with David on the cover…

    ‏@DeseretBook

    @Maureen_abms @DavidArchie You can sign up for the @DeseretBook Catalog here: http://deseretbook.com/catalog/

  146. Candy says:

    hmmm my avi didnt change…wonder why. Still happy to just have one again!

  147. ray says:

    something funny going on with ology,broken just WOW!!!!!

  148. How do you make an avi I don’t know how

  149. Candy says:

    thanks ABMS for another great link, helps when Im so busy. Ha or is it lazy. :)

  150. sarahhazel says:

    Linda–http://en.gravatar.com/

  151. tami lyn says:

    i know this is just crazing dreaming but would love to see david do a song/video wearing a suit/sunglasses and dancing sexy like pitbull singing his new dance club song called- to all my sexy ladies! haha :)

  152. angelbymyside says:

    ‏@mjsbigblog

    New Music Tuesday featuring David Archuleta and Marcus Canty http://bit.ly/OzXHMQ

  153. Kalei says:

    Hi Everyone,

    Nice to see everyone’s avis – thanks Vicki!

    I read on Ology that Laren got 2000 points because the fans got her to join Ology – so if the contestant joins it’s a 2000 point bonus. Not sure if Kari could join on D’s behalf using his twitter?

    Love Love Love Broken! His voice is so pure and amazing – it seemed like an Invisible Children’s anthem of sorts right from the start – the snippets had that “vibe”

    Anyone have suggestions for a Trending Topic for August 7th?

  154. kimk says:

    tamilyn ha yeah that is crazy!! wrong guy!!

  155. sarahhazel says:

    tami lyn–suit and sunglasses–possible…..dance club song–maybe….dancing sexy–maybe (he does have his “moves”)…..singing to sexy ladies/”sexy ladies” as lyrics–most likely not!

  156. kimk says:

    tamilyn but tell you what.. if he did Begin would sell better.

  157. angelbymyside says:

    Candy ~ after you pick what avi you want, then you need to select it as the one you want to use.

  158. angelbymyside says:

    ‏@DavidArchie

    Hey Archie’s check out @davidarchie on Ology here —> http://ology.com/ology/1784/david-archuleta follow, post and comment about D. Lets get him back to #1 (ks)

  159. cq#DA2014 says:

    We all know that David’s head is as far from a sexy place as it can possibily could get, but with that said, in the future when he returns and is finally comfortable with that (sigh) side, we will get some smoking hot songs and videos, fingers crossed, lol.

  160. tami lyn says:

    kim & sarah- yeah LOL! what’s it gonna take for the music industry to acknowledge him anyway??

  161. tami lyn says:

    cq- yeah hopefully cuz we know he has the moves (this christmas video)lol :)

  162. angelbymyside says:

    tami lyn ~ wake up out of that dream girl…that’s not happening in this lifetime ;)

  163. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd says:

    Hey kalei! Trending Options
    1. David Archuleta Begin Aug 7
    2. David Archuleta Begin
    3. @DavidArchie Begin Aug 7
    4. @DavidArchie Begin
    5. Pre-Order @DavidArchie Begin

    Hello Everyone! Have to stop by again to say Broken, Unbelievable, spectacular lyrics, incredible music = EPIC!!!!!!!!! There arent enough words to express how much I adore “Broken”

  164. tami lyn says:

    angel- haha i don’t wanna wake up! lol it could happen :)

  165. kimk says:

    tamilyn as long as what sells is what the beavs and gaga’s of the world do.. he would have to put out a cd like Adeles to get noticed.
    sure this cd will keep his name out there til he gets back and then he can start working on such a thing.
    his kind of perfect cd.

  166. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd says:

    Dang it, gotta go already, will check in later. Adios!

  167. lurker ck says:

    LOVE Broken!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! His voice is like Butt’a!!

    So just had to share, I went to Costco in Orem this morning and who do you think I saw playing the piano on my way to the produce?? Richard! I saw him and smiled and said “Hi”, Im sure he thought, “Who are you”? I forgot we don’t really know eachother, I just know him from this site. I was too chicken to say anything.

  168. cq#DA2014 says:

    Kimk, lol, love that “his kind of perfect cd”

  169. kimk says:

    cq ha I think when he comes back he’ll be multi-tasking with his kind of perfect ventures.

  170. kimk says:

    I remember once someone comparing David and his career to the hare and the tortoise race.. makes sense. tried and true will most likely persevere and we will have David around for many years to come.

    ha even though he does make one heck of a cute bunny. :wink:

  171. angelbymyside says:

    tami lyn ~ yep it could happen in some kind of alternate universe haha :lol:

  172. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Holy Moly, I almost missed all the excitement. Going over to I Tunes to order all the goodness of BEGIN and to hear Broken. Hope my connection holds up. Love the post. Tomorrow is the anniversary when Crush was debuted on Z100. I had two radios on that morning in my kitchen. Mr.Sgj and I waited patiently for David and then got all excited listening to “Crush”. He sounded great. We sent an e-mail thanking Z100 for featuring David and how much we loved “Crush”. BBL

  173. Mckenzie Harris says:

    2 trends like in Nandito Ako days

    1. #ListentoBegin (this tag may catch on with non-Archies for reasons other than CD. This should keep the trend going longer)
    2. #BeginwithDavidArchuleta

    Let’s get both trending. Each will reinforce the other and promote the Begin Cd.

  174. tami lyn says:

    angel- true, haha :) and that is the exciting thing- we have no idea what kind of mindset david is gonna come back with. he could be done with music or be ready to go crazy singing all kinds of new stuff and do lots of acting or anything in between! :)

  175. JohnA says:

    Broken’s very good. He surprised me with it. Great build-up from the beginning to the finale. Could do without the strings, they’re a bit too expected but they go back to the background quickly so not that bothered. Big thumbs up David!

    @ cq – “We all know that David’s head is as far from a sexy place as it can possibily could get” lol you’re talking about a 21 y.o. guy. His head is very deep in a sexy place right now.

  176. cq#DA2014 says:

    JohnA, LOL. good point! Actually I hope your right! I guess what I meant was that in his mission, he has to have his head as far away from sex as possible, from what I understand.

  177. Virtue #2014 says:

    Whatever’s used to trend should be instantly recognizable and easy to include in tweet statements. I like the idea of a hashtag. I think something natural would be good. You know like something we would actually say in reaction to the CD.

  178. nora says:

    Hi everybody, can anybody tell me why I can’t buy Broken on I tunes? I pre-ordered BEGIN and got the download of Broken, but when I went to buy it again, they let me know that I had already downloaded and would I like to download it again for free.Huh?I wanted to buy it, are they just giving it away? I don’t understand. Has this happened to anybody else?

  179. Martha says:

    John A – lol

  180. Martha says:

    McKenzie – I like #BeginwithDavidArchuleta

  181. Kalei says:

    McKenzie – someone said that using a hashtag makes it harder to trend? Not sure if that’s true, but then I noticed the TT’s changed to a statement using a capital letter for each word in the statement – which seemed to trend pretty fast.

    Either #BeginWithDavidArchuleta or Begin With David Archuleta would work.

  182. kimk says:

    lol.
    not that we’d ever know.

  183. JohnA says:

    As for the trending, you should just inform Pinoy fans, they’re the best at getting those trending topics :P

    @ cq – mission requirements don’t have a power of disabling hormones ;P so he will probably be acting all good and stuff, but thoughts are different things ;P

  184. Kalei says:

    On Ology Jessica Sanchez has 443 followers and Lauren Alaina has 467 – David has 393 – we need to get more David fans to follow his Ology Feed!

  185. ksf (a.k.a. kilig 4 David) says:

    JohnA – so true…lol! Those darned hormones…just ask Javid ;)

  186. So theres trending tonight. One Week Until Begin. 8pm Utah time

  187. breanne says:

    Absolutely LOVE Broken!!!!!

    EVERYONE follow David on Ology & post & comment!!! He is still #3! It is very easy & fun to do!! We have until 8/3:
    http://www.ology.com/ology/1784/david-archuleta

  188. Kalei says:

    Ology Stats for Top 3

    Jessica Sanchez: 450 Followers – 2723 posts – 9988 comments

    Lauren Alaina: 468 Followers – 2375 posts – 9817 comments

    David Archuleta: 393 Followers – 4939 posts – 7445 comments

    So David has more than double the posts, but fewer followers and comments – it would be good to focus on getting more fans to follow and comment since posts only count for 5 points, but comments count for 10 & followers are 50 pts. There are plenty of posts to comment on already!

    Go-Getters let’s GO!

  189. sarahhazel says:

    ksf–no Javid this week? I miss it!

  190. JohnA says:

    @ksf

    Who/what is Javid lol? Sorry, it’s me first time here…

  191. ksf (a.k.a. kilig 4 David) says:

    sarahhazel – tbh…I’ve had no inspiration/motivation to write. Maybe I’m turning into the quintessential “artist” — you know… the kind that can only be creative when the moon and the stars are perfectly aligned and the universe is tilted at just the right angle, etc…LOL :P But, I promise that new chapters are coming!

  192. kimk says:

    uh oh.. I’ll Never Go dropped to #10 on mYX Daily Top 10!! :(
    myxph.com

  193. sarahhazel says:

    ksf–LOL….that must be it…haha!….but no problem….we’ll wait!

  194. Pastel says:

    Hi everyone!!! Just popping in here. So happy to see everyones “faces”.

    Broken is stuck in my head. It needs to be shared! Anyone in Canada wanting a legal download can email me at fodpastel@gmail.com. I’ll gift another 5 today.

    Kalei, excellent point. Let’s focus on commenting, not creating new posts, for the time being anyway.

    Hmm…wonder what my old avatar looks like?

  195. Pastel says:

    oh man, I have that scarf on in the avi. Need to change it…way to hot for that!

  196. ksf (a.k.a. kilig 4 David) says:

    JohnA – Welcome to FOD! :) Javid is a love “saga” (fan fiction) starring David and Jasmine Curtis-Smith, his love interest in Nandito Ako. It’s kind of the story of what happened after the cameras stopped rolling, lol. Here’s the link if you’re curious: http://keisasnowriter.blogspot.com/?m=1. It’s a bit incomplete at the moment…actually A LOT incomplete but it will hopefully be updated soon.

  197. suttygal (joanie) says:

    Hi everyone!! Just checking in!
    Thank you Pastel for a WONDERFUL post today celebrating Broken and BEGIN. on iTunes!! Oh how I love Broken…and David’s love and commitment to bringing awareness to children in need. He has such a beautiful heart, and his voice is completely ethereal!!!! What a beautiful collaboration this song is!

    Thanks a million Vicki for putting “faces” back in comments. For those who don’t remember, we had to remove avis and some things from the front pg (frills) when there was a major bout of site instability a while back. Nice to “see” them again! :))

  198. Tracy says:

    Pastel- Hi I would love a legal download, please bare with me, I am trying to email you as soon as I can. Seems I have to download somthing to my computer.

  199. Can someone tell me the time difference between Utah and California?

  200. JohnA says:

    @ksf – A fanfic about actual David and Jasmine? Urhm, I sometimes read fanfics involving fictional characters from movies/comics/games, but I don’t get a concept of fanfics with real people lol. Thx for explanation though :P

  201. Anne-Marie says:

    Nora- The same thing happened to me last night when I tried to order a second copy o. iTunes. It told me I had already ordered it but do I want another copy for free. I ended up not getting another copy because I wanted to buy another copy, not get it for free. So not sure what is up with that.

    Absolutely am in love with Broken! Such a beautiful song and sung with such passion and tenderness! :)

  202. angelbymyside says:

    kimk ~ done! commented at mj’s! :)

  203. Anne-Marie says:

    Linda- I believe it’s an hours difference between Utah and California. :)

  204. sarahhazel says:

    Off to Ocology and Myx!…BBL :)

  205. Thank you Anne marie. So if trending is at 8pm utah then its 7pm cali time? For the trending.

  206. angelbymyside says:

    Linda ~ Utah is one hour ahead of California.

  207. Anne-Marie says:

    LOVE seeing the avis back!!!

  208. Kalei says:

    Great post today Pastel! Can’t wait for tomorrow’s Crushiversary!!

    I think you can purchase as many copies of the Broken single as you want my clicking on the “Single” icon. iTunes gives you a warning before processing your order if you previously downloaded it, so ppl don’t download it again by mistake. Just proceed as normal once you order the single.

  209. Anne-Marie says:

    Linda- I believe that’s correct!

  210. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd #DA2014 says:

    Hey Nora & Anne-Marie, I just went to the Itunes store, on the front page, Davids Broken is still there, click on that & it shows the songs, including Broken, buy song, click on that, except, for right now, it wont work for me, it did this morning. Right now its saying the Itunes store is temporarily unavailable, try again later. I’ve tried several times, but I’ll try again in about 20 minutes. Have to go for a few minutes, be back in a bit.

  211. Anne-Marie says:

    Kalei- But why does iTunes ask me if I want it for free? That’s what I don’t get.

  212. I will have to stay without an avi until my grandson comes over and helps me. Don’t know how to go about it.

  213. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Lot of hustle and bustle today. Are we trending tonight??

  214. Candy says:

    gravatar.com and I are no longer friends!!! #nuffsaid

  215. Charlotte says:

    Hey guys,
    Is anyone else unable to access itunes? I have the software up, but it won’t let me log in.

  216. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Linda, I just came from gravatar. I tried to sign up and they told me my user name was used. Duh yes that’s me. Anyway finally changed it and then it said pick a pic. I couldn’t find one and they said they’d put one there for me. Two hrs. later I don’t have one. Woe is me.

  217. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Candy, Are you having trouble too? I used to have an avatar and it disappeared. Now I’m having an awful time.

  218. Candy says:

    Judy have you tried clearing your cache(history/cookies)

  219. Candy says:

    Judy-I finally found an old avatar account that was for a different email address…we’ll see if that works. If not, I give up!

  220. SGJ, after you sign in, where do you go from there?

  221. Candy says:

    YAY it worked! Only took 3 hours of frustration but hey Im not a Capricorn for nothing! #stubborn

    Problem was I have two different email accounts and this was from the one I hardly use. Problem solved.

  222. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd #DA2014 says:

    Hello Again Everyone!

    Kalei’s right. I was selecting it from the group of songs & I got the download for free message, but if you page up you’ll see a picture of Broken(David, cd cover), select that & you can purchase it, I just did :grin:

  223. sarahhazel says:

    Candy–good for you….for me, everybody can see my avi but I can’t see any avis at all here in FOD. (dang computer) :x

  224. Charlotte says:

    Manged to get into itunes, Yay!!!! Now debating over whether to predorder the whole album or just get Broken. I’m very broke in the summer, LoL

  225. Evening Everyone :) just wanted you all to know I’m alive, well, more busy than usual and completely frustrated trying to get Begin. and Broken from itunes last night GRRRRR!!!!! Gonna try again later when I get back from the theatre. Haven’t lurked today much but I’m thinking of all of you…hasta luego mis amigos!!!!!!!

  226. Charlotte says:

    Grrr, meant to managed in my last post. Darn typos, LoL.
    idamae, good luck with itunes later :)

  227. Anne-Marie says:

    Beth- I tried to order a second copy of Begin. (album) and I got that message that I already ordered the album but do I want a second copy of Broken for free? I clicked on the green album cover too to purchase it. That’s what confused me.

  228. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd #DA2014 says:

    Hey Charlotte! If you just want to buy Broken, I’ll gift you Begin :grin:

  229. ksf (a.k.a. RIP Senseless...we'll never forget) says:

    JohnA – It’s fanfic in the sense that it’s, well, fiction, lol! It was born out of pure silliness here at FOD and kind of spiraled out of control I guess you could say. Plus, you’ll find that David’s “love life”– or,um, lack/speculation thereof — is a topic that often takes on a life of its own around here. Such was the case with Javid. :P

  230. LCT #DA2014 says:

    Candy, did you try to shut down and restart your computer after you changed your avatar?

  231. Charlotte says:

    Awww, Beth, thank you. I owe you hugely :) My itunes email is cpringle80@yahoo.com

  232. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd #DA2014 says:

    Anne-Marie, Did you click on the pic of David thats next to the deluxe version of his first cd?

  233. Charlotte says:

    And Beth, let our feathered friends know I’m reserving my room for the archuhospital. i have a feeling I’ll need it just hearing Broken in full :)

  234. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd #DA2014 says:

    Charlotte, OH, you’re most welcome. I’ve never gifted on Itunes before, so this should be interesting. Better give me an hour or two, lol. Hmmm, I wonder, can I gift the pre-order & if so, would that mean you would also get the free download of Broken? If Not, I can gift that to you too.

  235. Anne-Marie says:

    Beth- There were 2 green album covers of BEGIN right next to each other. I think I clicked the 1st one.

  236. Charlotte says:

    Beth, not sure if you can gift a preorder, but it’s worth a shot. I just got Broken and am about to mute my TV so I can listen to it. Been watching the Olympics almost non-stop when I’m home.

  237. angelbymyside says:

    Candy ~ I’ve changed my avatar 3 times today lol.

  238. kimk says:

    you can repurchase or gift Broken as a single.. power search..

    Broken David Archuleta.. and it will come up to!!

  239. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd #DA2014 says:

    Charlotte, lol, The Broken Wing of the Archuhospital is going to fill up fast, seeing as how we got to hear Broken today & well, the Ice Cream bar too :wink: :grin:

  240. Vicki says:

    Hey All! You can get yourself an avi here: https://en.gravatar.com – if you have more than one email registered with gravatar, then you have to decide which one you want to use for your avi. If you can’t remember your password, then click on ‘forgot your password’ and follow the directions to re-set your password. Then you can log in to your gravatar account and upload images to use as avis. Easy peazy!!

  241. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd #DA2014 says:

    Hey kimk! Can I gift the pre-order to Charlotte on Itunes

  242. Charlotte says:

    Just got done listening to Broken. Holy WOW! The boy has IT! Beautiful song that will be on repeat for a while :)

  243. kimk says:

    Beth yes!!
    if they have a US itunes account..

    power search

    Broken David Archuleta

    green cover will come up

    where it says buy.. look to right arrow
    there will be a little menu
    will say gift
    click
    and a new gift screen will pop up!

    need an email

  244. angelbymyside says:

    ‏@DavidArchie

    Note from D: “I am so excited for BEGIN. that is coming out next week! I can´t wait for people to hear the songs in their entirety!” (ks)

  245. kimk says:

    David Archuleta ‏@DavidArchie
    Note from D: “I am so excited for BEGIN. that is coming out next week! I can´t wait for people to hear the songs in their entirety!” (ks)

  246. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd #DA2014 says:

    Thanks kimak!

  247. josie says:

    Whoa! Avatars. Where the heck am I? lol.

  248. Kimk, I have 4 cds coming in the mail, i will gift those when i get them and i know where to send them. I believe they were asking for them a while back.

  249. angelbymyside says:

    Wish David could be with us to share in all the excitement for BEGIN.

  250. CindyUT says:

    Good evening everyone!

    In case anyone has forgotten or just simply pushed the thought to the back of their minds, just one more week until we BEGIN.!!!! :smile:

    Just wanted to stop by and say hello and to wish everyone well. I can’t stay for too long because I need to get a few things done.

    Have a great night! :smile:

  251. kimk says:

    josie lol you are out of the loop.. go get one!!

  252. Anne-Marie says:

    ABMS- Me too!

  253. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd #DA2014 says:

    HEY KIMK! When I click on Broken theres the Broken Icon that lets me select gift, if I select the Begin icon, click on the arrow, the gift option isnt there?

  254. josie says:

    Oo0-lol. I can’t type your username. Anywaaaaay, I like the idea of buying him a swivel chair. :) On a “promotional” note, do we have to wait until Aug. 7 to direct DJ’s to iTunes so they can download it? What link would we give them? (yes, I know it’s obvious that I have no tech-savvy brain cells. lol)

  255. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd #DA2014 says:

    CindyUT, Thanks for the update :lol: Have a great night!

  256. kimk says:

    Beth you need the gift page to gift.. it is to the right of where it says buy. need to click on the little arrow to see it drop down.

  257. josie says:

    kimk~ I’m always out of the loop. If I was ever IN the loop, you’d know there was something wrong with me. lol.

  258. sarahhazel says:

    A tweet! Yipeee!

  259. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd #DA2014 says:

    kimk, I did. I see on the Broken one, but When I click on the pre order for Begin, not broken, it doesnt include gift as an option, going to look again brb

  260. Josie, i just let my dj know that it was on itunes for pre order and that he would get a free download of broken. If not i will give him one of my cds that are coming in. Praying he will play them . after it is released.

  261. josie says:

    Linda- Ohhhh. OK. Tks!

  262. It’s so nice that we got a tweet from David. He still cares about us and if we are going to like the album. He does still have music in his mind. Thank you David, Wish you were here to celebrate with us. But don’t worry, we your fans will do everything within our power to help promote this album for you. Miss you lots.

  263. Martha says:

    David Archuleta‏@DavidArchie

    Note from D: “I am so excited for BEGIN. that is coming out next week! I can´t wait for people to hear the songs in their entirety!” (ks)

  264. ksf (a.k.a. kilig 4 David) says:

    Hi Cindy! :)

  265. I signed up for avatar too and still no avi. Hope i did it right. I let them choose one for me.

  266. CindyUT says:

    Beth, you are welcome! As David’s fan, I felt it was my duty to send out a friendly reminder to ensure everyone has remembered what’s happening at the BEGINing of next week. *wink* *wink* :smile: lol!

  267. CindyUT says:

    Hi ksf!!!!!!!!

    So much for me leaving and getting much needed stuff done!

  268. Martha says:

    On Itunes:

    #19 Pop Album – BEGIN

    #58 Pop Single – Broken

    #99 Overall Album – BEGIN

  269. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd #DA2014 says:

    Cindy, ROTFL, I wouldnt’ve had any idea otherwise :wink:

  270. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd #DA2014 says:

    Hey Charlotte! I dont know if I can get the pre-order gifting thing to work, I may have to do it next tuesday. It doesnt come out til then anyway. I’ll keep trying though. I’ll keep you updated :grin:

  271. sarahhazel says:

    Martha–very nice numbers there!….into the top 100 for overall albums is awesome!

  272. I was on ology, don’t you add posts and comments together for the score? Because i add more then what they have showing for him.

  273. josie says:

    Are there certain celebrity/music biz/teen mag sites/blogs that might mention the CD if we notified them? I can’t recall any of their names, except…like..Vulture, Huffington Post, Just Jared, Perez (oh yay), PopWrap, Ace Showbiz, The Insider. Probably not, without a label. And I don’t have email or twitter right now. But..just thinking out loud.

  274. nora says:

    Beth & kimk Thanks for the info on buying more Broken singles. Now I know how to do it.
    Anne-Marie, hope you figured out how to order more copies of Broken, I just did a search(right upper hand corner) put in David’s name and a picture of the single Broken came up with a price of $1.29 and you just hit buy, I just got me a few copies. Broken is so beautiful and David’s voice is AMAZING, but we all knew it would be, can’t wait for 8-7.

  275. kimk says:

    mlpb3 ‏@mlpb3
    @DavidArchie @kariontour On Itunes BEGIN. #99 All Albums, #19 Pop Album; Broken #58 Pop Single

  276. kimk says:

    Martha oops… ha pretty darn good stats!

  277. sarahhazel says:

    kimk–not bad at all for starters….hope it continues to climb for both album & Broken!

  278. jeani/ut says:

    love broken

  279. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd #DA2014 says:

    Dang it, computer turned off all by itself, took a while to get it back on.

    Hey kimk, I just cant get the gift option on the cd, I can on Broken, but not the cd, so I’ll gift Charlotte on Tuesday, unless something changes.

  280. blue says:

    ah no wonder i never got Broken automatically. i must have bought Begin. and not BEGIN. i wonder if that messes up it’s chart performance if there are two of them? like how if there’s an album version or single it splits a song’s chart position.

  281. sarahhazel says:

    blue–was wondering about that too….hmmm…why not just have one–BEGIN.???

  282. Charlotte says:

    Thanks Beth. I think it will have to wait until Tuesday. I was gifted a digital copy of TOSOD and it also had to be done after the album was officially released. Hopefully itunes will add the option of gifting of preorders at some point.

  283. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd #DA2014 says:

    Hey Josie! It cant hurt to tweet some of these people.

    I just posted some tweets with the twitter names for people mag, MTV, billboard TheGrammys & Rolling Stone. If I dont follow them & they dont follow me, will they still see the tweets? Anyone know?

  284. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd #DA2014 says:

    Charlotte you’re welcome. I’ll be sure to gift you on Tues or even Monday at midnight, if I’m up,lol, we’ll have to wait & see :grin:

  285. VaBeachArchie says:

    Hello! Trying to catch up on comments and watching the Olympics! So much ging on! Ordered my itunes BEGIN. this morning…and LOVING BROKEN!

    Saw that Follow Jessica Sanchez On Ology is a WW TT! Her fans are REALLY SERIOUS! Go here to comment http: //ology.com/ology/1784

    Trending tonight! David duties keeping us all busy!!

  286. Anita says:

    I don’t think “Broken” is a free single. For those that pre-ordered BEGIN., I’m sure the cost will come out of people’s accounts automatically on August 7th. Besides, I wouldn’t want it to be free anyway. Any song from David is worth paying for, and Broken especially!

  287. cq#DA2014 says:

    Man, I want to hear David sing Broken live like NOW!!!! So beautiful!!!!

  288. josie says:

    Beth~ You’re awesome. Tks for trying! Hopefully someone can tell you if that’ll work. I’d be happy to help if I had twitter….

  289. Well i’m going to go get my snaks to eat while i trend. Lets make this WWTT for David. We can do it.

  290. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd #DA2014 says:

    Hey Josie! Thanks, yeah, dont know if they saw it, but maybe they did :grin:

    cq, I cant tell you how much I adore Broken, LOVE the lyrics, LOVE the music & Davids voice UNREAL, it all just combines into a masterpiece, yes a masterpiece!!!!

  291. palmtreephan (#DA2014.....and always) says:

    Just one more week….eeeeek! Ya know, as much as David has been a good friend to many of his fellow artists over the years in tweeting or speaking in interviews about any of their upcoming album releases, it sure would be nice to see others do the same for him since he’s not here to do any promotion of his own.

  292. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd #DA2014 says:

    Goodnight Everyone, Take Care All!

    Hey palmtree, I agree, I hope fellow
    artists promote David, like David promotes,
    well, everyone :grin: G’night!

  293. Martha says:

    kimk and everyone – BEGIN. has gone up to #95 for All Albums and Broken has moved up one to #57 Pop Single. Still #19 for Pop Album

  294. Martha says:

    palmtreephan – I agree. David has always been gracious and helpful to other artists releasing albums.

  295. sarahhazel says:

    Martha–getting higher! Yessss!!!!

  296. sarahhazel says:

    Hope his fellow AI alums & other artist friends mention the album in their tweets.

  297. Martha says:

    WISE RADIO‏@WISE_RADIO

    We’re 7 songs away from playing @DavidArchie ‘s new song Broken : )

  298. sarahhazel says:

    Martha–that’s great!!!

  299. ATX #DA2014 says:

    HEEEEEEELLLLLLLLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO FOD! How is everyone? Still recovering from the 3 hour long playing of Broken on repeat at 1:00 am. LONG day, but well worth.

  300. lizardj says:

    WOW! itunes! Broken! Vlog! tweet! and AVIS!! Quite an eventful day :)

  301. Mckenzie Harris says:

    Great to see “One Week Until BEGIN” trend worldwide tonight. Thanks for everyone’s help!

    https://twitter.com/McKenzieHarr/statuses/230492602129068032
    https://twitter.com/McKenzieHarr/statuses/230490749177847808

  302. ATX #DA2014 says:

    Yea, my avi appeared. That is the same one I posted on the OS photo contest the other day. It is of my grandson, Asher James at his first birthday party. He was opening gifts, then all of a sudden stopped, looked around, did that (acted like he was going to stand on his head / turn a flip), then stood back up and clappped! IT was so great!

  303. ATX #DA2014 says:

    Oh, and the title of the photo is “BEGIN to look at the world differently”

    Just gifted several copies of Broken. So much fun!

  304. Martha says:

    Missionary Life‏@MissionaryProb

    There are 20,000 elders with no girls waiting for them. And then there is one elder with 20,000 girls waiting for him. @DavidArchie

  305. angelbymyside says:

    I have never seen this before… :D

    http://t.co/BJUmGcP

  306. angelbymyside says:

    ATX ~ I just saw your avi pic on the OS gallery…thought it was adorable :)

  307. angelbymyside says:

    lizardj ~ yep it’s been a great day :D

  308. palmtreephan (#DA2014.....and always) says:

    Yikes! Just noticed the avis are back……how cool!! :)

  309. ATX #DA2014 says:

    ABMS, thanks! Just love it, so unplanned. The boy always has a smile. Guess it has something to do with the middle name – LOL.

  310. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Martha, I think that number might be more like 500,000 or a million or more girls waiting for him. 20K is a low number. LOL

  311. OoO says:

    I love that Missionary tweet can u blame them hehehehe.

  312. Connie says:

    Hello everyone! Hope someday we get to hear David perform Broken live. This is one of those songs that he would take to another place live…singing from the depth of his soul.

  313. Connie says:

    Hey I have never had an avi before…glad to see it worked!

  314. josie says:

    Martha~ Cute tweet. hehe….

  315. kimk says:

    ha no biggie David can handle 20,000 gals!!!

  316. kimk says:

    but dang talk about ‘hush cats’ tweets!!!

  317. josie says:

    Now I’m kinda hyper. lol. What to do, what to do…I could tweet Cook & Brooke. Oh hey, that rhymes. lolol.

  318. pocoelsy says:

    Martha, Thanks for the link to wise radio, have they played Broken yet!! they are playing Japanese song now !!

  319. kimk says:

    just noticed Phillip Phillips Home is now #1 on itunes.. bow to the power of global promo!!!
    ohh to have David experience that one day say come 2016.. never know could be!!!!!

  320. ATX #DA2014 says:

    Wish Bob Costus would let go of the fact Phelps is not the same as 2008, but none of are. Gosh, Phelps is the best ever, what more do you want?

    Sorry, just had to get that out of my system. Calling it a night, good night everyone.

  321. Martha says:

    pocoelsy – Yes, Wise radio has already played it. I’m sure they’ll play it again. I guess that was Broken’s first radio play.

    ATX – Yeah, Phelps isn’t the same. Gosh, the guy only has won 19 medals, 15 gold. And best of all, he really seems to have matured.

  322. angelbymyside says:

    @WISE_RADIO: Requests are all loaded and @DavidArchie Broken will play again in about an hour as promised : ) See everyone tomorrow night… Josie

  323. Miss Vicki says:

    HAPPY 4th ANNIVERSARY OF CRUSH EVERYONE!!!!….Can’t believe it has been four fantastic years…..Love, Love, Love, Broken…..Can’t get enough of our man DJA….Wonder if David is down in Chile remembering that special day when he listened to his first radio hit in the studio in New York…..What an amazing ride!!!!!! Night all……Miss Vicki

  324. lizardj says:

    testing avi..

  325. lizardj says:

    dang

  326. kimk says:

    lizardj sometimes it takes a while.

  327. lizardj says:

    Kimk – HI! thanks, I used to have one … :)

  328. kimk says:

    lizardj lol.. so where did it go?!

  329. I can’t get any sound on wise radio

  330. kimk says:

    they just played Works For Me!! :D

  331. Kimk i still cant get sound. i must be doing something wrong. I can see whats playing but cant get sound.

  332. lizardj says:

    Kimk – idk?? maybe followed David to Chile and got lost! :)

  333. Do i have to sign up and log in to listen. Its playing on side bar but nada.

  334. kimk says:

    OMGOSH BROKEN IS ON WISE RADIO AND IT IS BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  335. kimk says:

    ha this song rocks.. so stinkin proud of David!!

  336. kimk says:

    Linda gosh I don’t think I did? :(

  337. They just played Broken and i couldnt hear it Bah,

  338. kimk says:

    Linda no clue why.. I don’t listen to this station that much just went in because Broken was coming up. must be a reason.

    lizardj geez lucky avi!

  339. kimk says:

    Linda I have a feeling it will be on again.. it is good!
    just need to figure how to get it to play.

  340. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Dang, guess I missed it. Oh well!!! I heard it on the YT link. :) 30 people signed up for the fan dinner btw and Nally said I could call her Friday and let her know a final count if anyone else still wants to go. I was going to go to Sandy to meet her sometime this week. Maybe I’ll do it Friday and give her the numbers then. I need to go to the Girl Scout office anyways and I’ve been procrastating taking the trip up there. Killing 2 birds with one stone. :) Broken is a beautiful song.

  341. When i first got on it was playing music, then it stopped. You click on that side bar, right, the one that shows what playing and you click on blue arrow.? Well i’ll keep trying. Guess it wasn’t meant for me to hear.

  342. Robin F says:

    Had to listen to Broken a couple more times before going to bed. It is just amazing. Thank you David!

  343. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Just got a couple more yes RSVP’s so make that 32 people going and about a half dozen maybes that haven’t gotten back with me. Wow, I’m glad Tuesday nights aren’t normally busy for Simply Thai. We might take up the entire restaurant!!!

  344. There is a new elite group who are trending Aug 3. Sing David Sing Begin. 8pm Utah time

  345. Betty says:

    Testing Avi

  346. Betty says:

    Somthing ’bout Love on Wise Radio now

  347. Betty says:

    Excuse, please. Never “trended” before..what is the step by step procedure?

  348. VaBeachArchie says:

    Good morning FOD! What an incredible day yesterday was in Davidland and at the Olympics! So Much EXCITEMENT!

    David was a WW TT…One Week Until Begin …AWESOME JOB Archies! BEGIN. available on itunes and climbing the charts! BEGIN> played on WISE radio!

    The Olympics …what can I say…INCREDIBLE! STUNNING peformances by the USA womens gymnastic team gave them the GOLD! The 4×200 mens relay won GOLD also! TEARS of joy and pride…so emotional!

    Please continue to pos and comment on Ology! It FUN and easy and David is way behind!! Check it out http://ology.com/ology/1784 Jessica Sanchez fans are SERIOUS…had Follow Jessica Sanchez on Ology a WW TT! Chart Central and MYX needs ou votes too! David duties like old times!!

    Off for Nana patrol…then work tonight! BUSY Wednesday!! ENJOY YOUR DAY and your David time! Pre-order BEGIN. on itunes and get the download of Broken if you haven’t yet..WORTH IT! AMAZING!

  349. kimk says:

    Betty to trend all you do is tweet what the trend is but add something different to it each time you tweet.

    plus make sure you capitalize the first letters of each word.

  350. kimk says:

    good morning folks.. happy Wednesday!

    6 DAYS TO BEGIN!!

    I’ll Never Go was #10 yesterday!

    myph.com

  351. Betty says:

    kmk, what do we put in for twitter address? The @ part? Is it to anyone in particular or just our own friends? Or just the “Sing David Sing Begin.” and that’s all? (Sorry I’m so dense).

  352. ATX #DA2014 says:

    Mike
    Blisskasden

    @blisskasden: With “Broken” @DavidArchie officially puts his childhood to rest. He’s all grown up, and it’s a joy to behold. Can’t wait for rest of the CD

    Mike always seems to say exactly what I feel but cannot put into words.

    Morning all!

  353. kimk says:

    Betty you can do that too.. having a convo with someone else there makes it easy.

    just as long as the trend is in what you tweet all is good.

  354. kimk says:

    ATX he just puts it all out there even if all are not too happy about it. works for me! :)

  355. kimk says:

    Betty another thing we do is RT some of the wonderful trending tweets we see from folks too.. it seems to help for some reason.

  356. josie says:

    ‘Morning real quick. I was wondering…would it help to also tweet his buddies & politely ask if they’d like to pass the word along? (Like Shontelle, Jennette, the Archuband, Cook. I dunno, just strategizing still. lol.)

    Have a good rest of the day.

  357. kimk says:

    josie have seen folks do that.
    also up to them to do it too.. support for David should come from all over.
    not just us uber fans.

  358. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd says:

    Hello Everyone! Just wanted to stop by & wish everyone a Happy Wednesday! Have a great day all!!! :grin:

    Hey Josie! Personally, I’d like to see people promote
    David on their own without us telling them. It would
    look more authentic, instead of Davids fans asking them
    to do it. I would like to see them do it because they want
    to, if that makes any sense. I’m not saying its wrong or
    anything. It was actually kinda weird to see kari mention
    that contest thing on D’s twitter, because D never asked
    for stuff like that. Not wrong, just different. David has lots
    of great fans like you & everyone here at FOD, he is Blessed
    & so are we :grin: Gotta go, see ya later!

  359. OoO says:

    It’s going to be sad that ING will be off the list of top 10 for the last time. Last chance guys.

  360. kimk says:

    OoO couldn’t vote today.. didn’t come up. will do later though!

    have seen success with certain things being sent to folks.. for example if you gently send something news worthy to mj she will post it. she has been good lately where David is concerned. love it.
    just have to take care not to.. think they call it ‘spam’?

  361. LCT #DA2014 says:

    OoO I agree! It would be sad if ING falls out of the top ten. Josie if David’s friends don’t mention his song by release date I feel we can tweet them!

    Where are the fans? I know people are on vacation but I’m sure they can find time to leave comments at ology. Wonder if Kari would join David up? That would give him lots of points. She did tweet about the contest….

  362. kimk says:

    lct if he wishes to fine by me.

  363. Heather says:

    Good morning!!!! Love love love Broken!!!
    David singing it from his heart once again!!!! So emotional and intense!!!!

  364. ksf (a.k.a. kilig 4 David) says:

    Good morning folks! I’m still holding out for BEGIN. and Broken. Can’t wait! Listening will be that much sweeter!

    As far as fans showing support for David on sites like Ology, etc…I think maybe some fans show their support in other ways? I personally don’t do much commenting (one or two every now and again) and I’ve never helped trend on twitter. I don’t have the time or inclination and it’s just not my thing. I show support by buying music and that’s about it. I’m sure that tomatoes will be thrown but I feel like David has peeps whose JOB it is to promote and market him. Of course, more power to those fans who are passionate about it…if you’ve got the time then that’s great. Jmo.

  365. sarahhazel says:

    Good morning, folks!!! I see ksf is still going strong with the BEGIN. diet…like me LOL
    Are we the only ones left?
    I hope MCL reviews Broken soon.
    Still hoping for more promo by D’s team.

  366. sarahhazel says:

    Trying my best to comment on Ology…Is it Aug. 3 yet?…cuz I’m kinda getting tired…hehe…

  367. ksf (a.k.a. kilig 4 David) says:

    sarahhazel – good morning! I don’t know if we’re the only ones who haven’t given in but I’m glad that we’re still going strong! I’d be surprised if MCL didn’t review Broken soon. I’d love to see what she thinks of it.

  368. angelbymyside says:

    Good morning!

    Happy CRUSH anniversary! Remember this? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcRwmcl3-Jc

    :D

  369. sarahhazel says:

    abms–love that video!…memoriessss!….Happy 4th Anniversary, CRUSH!!!

  370. kimk says:

    there is a lot more going on in Archuland then I ever thought there would be with him going away for two years.
    and I sure am one happy and appreciative camper for it too!!
    I love it!!

  371. roseinmaryland #DA2014 says:

    Happy Crush Day everyone. I remember I was doing a different kinda countdown this time in 2008. I have 11 days to the Idols Live Concert here in Baltimore. I downloaded Crush and got David to put his initials on the CD. I have it framed along with the program and tickets. What a journey this young man has taken me on. I can not stop listening to Broken. His voice grabs your heart and tenderly holds on to it til the end of the song. It gives me chills everytime I listen to his voice. Live this will be amazing. Looking forward to 2014.

  372. roseinmaryland #DA2014 says:

    FOD is amazing. I can’t start my day without reading the posts and comments. I am so proud to be a DA fan and a FOD fan.

  373. sarahhazel says:

    rose–I agree….WHAT A JOURNEY it has been! :)

  374. Martha says:

    abms – that is one of my favorite vids! He is so precious, trying to contain himself. We were a witness to him experiencing one of his dreams coming true.

  375. Grace says:

    Hello all!!
    Sorry that I forgot about TT last night. The Olympics really got my attention big time. On Women’s Gymnastics, some young girls cried so much for their loss caused by the mistakes they made. It broke my heart. These young teens are not emotionally prepared to deal with the situation like that and in some poor countries, the Olympic medals mean so much because governments provide pretty good monetary incentives.

    Happy 4th of Crush anniversary!!!! My heart was beating a bit with the anticipation to hear it on the radio 4 yrs ago. BTW, hope for more promos on BEGIN.

  376. kimk says:

    aahhhh.. AMAZON sent me this to buy!!!!

    they know me so well.. and BEGIN is doing fabulous too!!! :)

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008FVZHEK/ref=pe_54830_25107780_pe_vfe_dp1

  377. Ali says:

    As far as ology and voting on ING goes, some fans do it and some don’t. I don’t think it has anything to do with him losing fans or anything, just some people find those kinds of things important and others don’t. There are other music acts that I love and follow closely but I can honestly say that I’ve never voted in a poll or done contest stuff for anyone until David came along. Doesn’t mean I don’t love the others and buy their music. Not really even sure why I started doing it with David lol but I do.

    Happy 4th Anniversary to Crush!!
    I think I’ll celebrate by listening to Broken again… ;)

  378. kimk says:

    as for losing fans.. sure folks still love him. folks are just not around cause he is not here.
    all I got is I hope they think of him enough to buy BEGIN or whatever else he and his team choose to offer to us.

  379. Sharon Mc. says:

    Good Morning All!!

    What an amazing song …”BROKEN”…has been on continual replay either on my computer or in my head! I really really love it! There is no one that can sing with the genuine sincerity and emotion as David. This song cannot help but make everyone stand at attention … to reflect and feel ! This was a great collaboration!!!!
    “Broke but not Broken!” awwwe……Can you just imagine his “live” performance of this song? OH MY!!!!!!!!

    Thank you David for all your wonderful gifts…of your art and your heart! We are truly blessed fans….of the best artist I have ever known (singer, songwriter, and
    performer)!!!!!!

  380. kimk says:

    EEEEEEEEEK!!!!!!!!!

    Jay Durias ‏@jaydurias
    Watch out for the ReMixeD Colors Of “Rainbow” Coming out soon!!! I’m enjoying the dubstep! @DavidArchie @kariontour

  381. Martha says:

    kimk & ATX – I think that casual fans or people who have enjoyed his music in the past would buy BEGIN. if they know about it. We know about it but the general public probably doesn’t. That why I think Itunes is important, if its visible there either by ads or by charting, this will help miscellaneous peeps to look into it. I wish snippets were on all the places selling it too, not just amazon and Itunes.

  382. kimk says:

    kari seems not too happy about something!

    Kari Sellards ‏@kariontour
    U think u are doing what people want and ask u to do. Then u get shot down for trying to have fun and support. I can never win. #h2y

  383. kimk says:

    what is dubstep??

    someone on twitter posted this!

    http://youtu.be/LXO-jKksQkM

    LOL OMGOSH……. I MIGHT FLIP OUT!!!
    Rainbow GONE WILD!!!!!!!???

  384. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd says:

    NEW THREAD

    NEW THREAD, See ya there later today.

    kimk, gosh, wonder what kari’s upset about,
    hope a David fan didnt do or say anything, not
    anything to complain about in Archuletaville :grin:
    TTYL!

  385. kimk says:

    lol I love the idea of David going techno.. he can do it ALL!!

    now what is Kari upset about?
    anybody know?

  386. Martha says:

    ??????

    Kari Sellards ‏@kariontour
    Don’t worry I am not #BROKEN. I can take whatever u give & I will be here. Will u? I get the ok 2 do what I do! Thanks 2 the supporters#n2y