David Archuleta BEGIN. launch in Phils! Everybody Hurts Buzz does not give up! BEGIN.nings, Collages, The Giving Keys, Alwyn FTW, Just WOW, Good clean music, Angel for the Children, EUREKA ~ David on the memory card!

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“I can’t hear you!”

David Archuleta in SLC, 2009.

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The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.

Walt Disney
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BEGIN. launch in Philippines!

BEGIN. is indeed international!

How exciting to get together with other fans for the launch!  Enjoy everyone and please send us pics of all the excitement!

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Everybody Hurts:  Buzz and pics

The buzz continues for Everybody Hurts Music Vid.  Yesterday I posted a TON of links, and still more today.  Thank you Martha (@mlpb3)

First is from Hispanically Yours (I love the title of this blog!)

I’m posting the description of EH in the Justin Breathes mention:  Click on the pic above to go to that site:

David Archuleta has released the music video for his version of “Everybody Hurts.” The song comes from his fifth studio album BEGIN.

“Everybody Hurts” was originally released as a 1993 single from American rock band R.E.M. In the liner notes of the band’s album In Time: The Best of R.E.M. 1988–2003, the R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck wrote that “the reason the lyrics are so atypically straightforward is because it was aimed at teenagers.

According to the description of the Youtube video, David performed the R.E.M. classic with an orchestra which includes producer Kurt Bestor. The shots of David were recorded in a studio the day before he left on his mission.

I have to wonder what kind of pain AND inspiration David Archuleta was feeling when he chose to record this song.

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BEGIN.nings

From @canadianarchie.   Thanks, Cindy.

And a beautiful idea from Gwen

Just wanted to share this beautiful new key necklace that I  got.  It is from The Giving Keys, a really neat organization  that employs the homeless to stamp these old keys.   You have to give it away at sometime to someone you feel needs what ever word that you had put on the key. You can see them on  line (below).  David has a BEGIN. necklace.  

If anyone orders a BEGIN.key, make sure you tell the Giving Key very clearly about the period at the end. My first one they didn’t put it there.

Wow, I had never heard of this!  I love the idea.  Click on the pic before to go to their website for more information and for ordering your own.

And they encourage you that once you do give your key away, to return to their site and write your story.  Click on the pic below to read a few.  Lovely.  Thanks Gwen!

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Hey ‘bro!

It’s Billy, with his bro.  Sort of.

I never tire of that bilboard!  Thanks for the pic Alwyn!

Hey! It’s JOSH!! My brother from another breed..er!! Hehehe @DavidArchie

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Look who is still No. 1!

At both US and Can WOWHD sites, Forevermore reigns supreme!

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Good, clean music

Martha sent a link to Deal Girl, a blog that talks about, well, deals.  Read what a mom considers a good deal!

“Have you heard this guy’s music?  My daughter loves him!  He was on American Idol in 2008.  Good clean music that mom, daughter, and family can listen to!  Amazon has his music for $9.99 and FREE shipping on orders over $25″.

Sounds like an amazing deal, for more reasons than just cost savings!

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An Angel for the Children

from Janel Woodbury

David Archuleta has a soft spot in his heart for children. His genuine and very obvious sweetness and tenderness toward children and their plight whether it be those less fortunate, those needing to rise above unhealthy situations like in the leprosy colony in India, kids who are bullied, those trying to avoid being captured and worse by Joseph Kony and his army, or suffering from childhood illnesses like cancer.

David has always done what he can to help these children and his fans have also stepped up to raise money for the various causes he champions. But, David does more than just bring awareness to raise money. He goes to the heart of where the suffering is, and often doesn’t make the fans and the general public aware of his good deeds, though we always have a way of finding out.

In the bible in the book of Matthew it says for us to give our alms to the poor in secret and the Lord will reward us openly. This is also retaught in the modern day LDS scriptures of the Book of Mormon and Doctrine & Covenants. We know that when David and Lupe went to India he said he would tell us what he did after he returned because he didn’t want what he was doing to be known yet. Sometimes word from a mom in a hospital where David has visited her child and sang to him or her and the other children will surface. Thus showing us that David wants to help and give comfort to these children, but he doesn’t want the spotlight to be on him, giving his alms in secret. It also tugs at our hearts to see the tenderness and friendship he has toward little Jonah. What an amazing day for him to get his wish fulfilled to sing with David.

 So nice to see his willingness to talk to and pose with children, and go where he’s needed to help with certain causes. Causes like Stand Up to Cancer and along with his fans Crush Kid’s Cancer. Children’s Miracle Network, Duffy’s Hope, Child Fund, Mentor’s International, Rising Star Outreach, Toys for Tots and I’m sure others I’m forgetting. One time I witnessed David’s sweetness to a child at BYU Idaho. There was a young girl in a cast from her hips down and on both legs. He gave her a high 5 and talked with her for a minute or two and posed with her, which he wasn’t doing with other fans that day. What an angel!

There is no doubt in my mind that these wonderful things he does for children will continue when he’s home from his mission. Who knows, it might even happen during his mission. Service and other things for children we may never hear about. God bless this Angel for the Children.

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New vids from the memory card

I have encouraged you to look deep into those memory cards and hard drives to find some David Archuleta hidden gems. Well, I found two recently myself.

We were so lucky to be front row and pretty well centre in Verona for the MKOC tour show.  That venue was awesome and David was on fire.  And who could forget the Silent Night snow.  If there was any concert to create a live DVD of, I think Verona would be right up there for general ambiance and sound quality.  The David quality goes without saying :)

Major security issue that night so these vids were shot horizontally and I just rotated them.  This was the night Vicki cellcast for a bit until we were spotted.  The vids are not the best quality of camera image, but the David image and sound more than makes up for it!  Enjoy!

This Christmas:

Wait.  His voice here is just…gahhhhhh.  Ensure to watch this full screen.

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Have a stupendous Friday, everyone!

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300 Responses to David Archuleta BEGIN. launch in Phils! Everybody Hurts Buzz does not give up! BEGIN.nings, Collages, The Giving Keys, Alwyn FTW, Just WOW, Good clean music, Angel for the Children, EUREKA ~ David on the memory card!

  1. angelbymyside says:

    Hello and T.G.I.F. :D

    Great Friday post. Thanks Pastel.

    Love the lead-off picture!

    I think I have a few gems (photos) on my memory card that I’ll have to share. I took one video and that was of David singing “Little Drummer Boy” in Stroudsburg that is still on my camera.

    Janel, I love your story “An Angel for the Children”. Yes David is surely that!

    Definitely going to check out The Giving Keys organization…what a fabulous idea!

  2. angelbymyside says:

    VERY NICE!!! :D

    @IvoryMusicVideo:
    Prizes for tomorrow’s Archuleta Philippines’ fan gathering at Astro Robinsons Magnolia on “Begin” album launch. http://fb.me/1eZ3b40Z9

  3. angelbymyside says:

    @921KISSFM:
    David Archuleta Covers R.E.M. in New ‘Everybody Hurts’ Video http://bit.ly/Q7ecUI

  4. angelbymyside says:

    @lorms:

    Look who I found on the shelves today here at @Astroplus1 in Megamall @DavidArchie #BEGIN http://t.co/0pg9JA8F

  5. angelbymyside says:

    Where is everybody?????? :)

  6. sarahhazel says:

    Happy 149th day!!! Thanks for the wonderful post, Pastel!!!
    Never heard of the Giving Keys…gonna check it out!
    Love the write up from Janel about David being an angel for children. It’s true that what’s amazing about David is…he doesn’t put himself in the spotlight when he gets involved in good causes to help people…..that, for me, is what a true humanitarian is all about.
    Exciting day in the Philippines….BEGIN. launch! Love he prizes!!!
    Great they always have many David’s CDs on display…..unlike here!

  7. sarahhazel says:

    Good morning, abms!!!

  8. VaBeachArchie says:

    Good morning angelbymyside and FOD! HAPPY FRIDAY everyone!

    SUPER post pastel! LOVE the lead off pic! David always looks so HAPPY when he’s on stage…he belongs there singing! 2014 can’t come soon enough! Janel…great story! @canadianarchie …GREAT collage! LOVED the MKOC vids….one FABULOUS concert tour! Hope there’ll be a Christmas tour in 2014!

    Hope everyone has a BLAST at the Archuleta Philippines fan gathering! Looks like some GREAT prizes too! They really have more fun in the Philippines!

    ENJOY YOUR DAY AND BEGIN. A great way to start your day! :)

  9. VaBeachArchie says:

    Good morning sarahhazel! Giving Keys are a GREAT idea!

  10. Newbiearchie says:

    Bought my Begin from astroplus today! Every song is Stunning but Broken, angel, BOTW and SOWK are my fave!! Gosh!

  11. sarahhazel says:

    Newbiearchie–Congrats!….glad u stopped by FOD….love your name–you’re a new fan?

  12. sarahhazel says:

    Good morning, VABch!!!

  13. sarahhazel says:

    (Www.HipHop809.Net) ‏@Xp_One
    Video Premiere David Archuleta Everybody Hurts http://p.ost.im/p/dLMSma

  14. Newbiearchie says:

    Yes I am. After hearing BEGIN. Im confident that I will definitely be here until 2014 waiting lol

  15. Rohdegirl says:

    JANEL! I enjoyed your story on our Angel. David always gives of himself so selflessly and your words conveyed that beautifully. He truly is an Angel For The Children.

  16. VaBeachArchie says:

    Newbiearchie.. Hello! Yes, David and that INCREDIBLE VOICE are hard to forget! Join the club…we’re all here WAITING!

    sarahhazel…A bug!! LOL

  17. sarahhazel says:

    Newbiearchie–very glad to hear that!….wow, you are totally a brand-new Archie…..Woohoo!….welcome to the club and enjoy!!!

  18. Jhen says:

    Hello everyone!
    ambber- No more flood , just rainshower in Manila
    What a unique idea, key necklace.
    Nice picture of Billy ( Alwyn) with David window display from Bench

  19. angelbymyside says:

    THE WINNERS :D

    David Archuleta ‏@DavidArchie

    It was a very tough call to make among so many great photos, but the winning photos of the BEGIN. contest are: http://davidarchuleta.com/home/?p=5102 (ks)

  20. sarahhazel says:

    WINNERS!!!
    David Archuleta ‏@DavidArchie
    It was a very tough call to make among so many great photos, but the winning photos of the BEGIN. contest are: http://davidarchuleta.com/home/?p=5102 (ks)

  21. sarahhazel says:

    BIG CONGRATS to the winners of the photo contest!!!

  22. sarahhazel says:

    Jhen–that’s good….hope there’d be no more severe flooding for the rest of the year.

  23. Jhen says:

    Newbie- glad you bought Begin. The next thing you will do is to meet David lol

  24. sarahhazel says:

    OMJ….38,684 views already for EH MV!!!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UrNy_YtMUo&feature=youtu.be

  25. Jhen says:

    sarah- hope so no more flooding for the rest of the year, because too many people become homeless.

  26. Jhen says:

    congrats to the winners of photo contest

  27. angelbymyside says:

    The winning photos were awesome. It was a great contest and hope they can do another one in the future!

  28. sarahhazel says:

    D.A Vietnam ‏@Huong_DAVN
    OMG…. I won BEGIN. Photo Contest!!!! It’s unbelievable!!! http://davidarchuleta.com/home/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/huong1.png I have a feeling that tonight will be a sleepless night ^_^

  29. sarahhazel says:

    lenje ‏@lenje
    Yiha! Top favorite photo in @DavidArchie’s website is from Sumatra! Congrats Vicky! http://davidarchuleta.com/home/?p=5102

  30. angelbymyside says:

    Watching the news and 10 people were shot outside the Empire State Building! What is happening in our world? So sad!!! :(

  31. sarahhazel says:

    abms–read it this morning….no official # of fatalities yet….but gunman is dead….they say it was about a co-worker dispute….but why kill innocent people? :(

  32. VaBeachArchie says:

    Congratulations to the winners of the BEGIN. photo contest! AWESOME ! Really enjoyed all the photos…some very talented photographers out there! LOVED looking at all of them!

    sarahhazel…GREAT to see the numbers on Everybody Hurts going up…NOW hope the SALES of BEGIN. does! Finally got my last batch of albums from Walmart Just in time for the weekdend and gifting!!

  33. I am sooooo happy to see the huge viewing numbers for the music video! This is a gem and people watching it know it! I hope everyone has a great day and enjoys to all of his beautiful songs on Begin!

  34. Newbiearchie, welcome to Archuland. Happy to have you aboard.
    Great post pastel. love the lead picture.
    Have a great day Archuleta Phillipines, wish i could be there for BEGIN launch. glad weather is better for you. A lot of prayers went out you way
    Good morning everyone. Happy Friday to all. I still can’t stop watching EH video.
    Now we need RAINBOW MV. can’t wait.
    Hi Jhen hope all is well with you. Congrats to the winner of the photo contest. The puppy looks so sad.

  35. By the way, can we start voting for EH MV on MYX top 10 by writing it in?

  36. let’s see if this works…

  37. Jhen says:

    angelbymyside, sarah- If all the people in the world will be like David, kind and God fearing and God loving, it could be a better world. No more nonsense killing.
    Linda- hello! I’m good.

  38. Actually there will be two BEGIN launch in Manila tomorrow

    @ Odyssey 2pm w/ Pinoy Archies (PA) as you have posted and @ AstroPlus at 5pm w/ Archuleta Philippines (AP).

    Details of AP launch which I am a part of can be found here: http://t.co/w46rkOaT

  39. donnafromny says:

    Verona was a great night. I was there front and center, too!!! The snow was so cool and like you I wish there was a video of that, too!!!!

  40. sarahhazel says:

    Jhen–I second that!

  41. sarahhazel says:

    ArchuletaPhilippines ‏@archuletaphils
    Do u knw @DavidArchie/Josh Bradley actually wore ds? Join d BEGIN launch Aug25/5PM/RobMagnolia & get a chance 2 win ds! http://pic.twitter.com/kt4JAPhi

  42. sarahhazel says:

    Huh? how come my computer shows 38 thou+only???
    kim ‏@kimak
    @DavidArchie Good morning.. hey Everybody Hurts has 42,000 views already!!

  43. sarahhazel says:

    violet4ever ‏@violet4ever
    Nice buzz needs comments http://www.justinbreathes.com/music/david-archuleta-everybody-hurts/

  44. sarahhazel says:

    violet4ever ‏@violet4ever
    WackyMusicCrazy EH buzz needs comments http://www.wackymusiccrazy.org/2012/08/video-premiere-david-archuleta.html

  45. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Thanks FOD for adding my story and the pictures. He really is an angel for everyone but we all know how tender hearted he is for children. There are a lot more pictures I found of David with children in various settings. Cathy posted them all on Fanscene. He truly is amazing! http://archuletafanscene.com/2012/08/20/david-archuleta-an-angel-for-children/

  46. sarahhazel says:

    David Archuleta AFS ‏@FanScene
    Remember the Group Card we sent to David in Feb? Lupe says, “I appreciate all the love and support they are giving to him. I’m touched!”

  47. sarahhazel says:

    Niña. ‏@NiNAheartsYOU
    OMFG https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/558995_4553054710156_231356444_n.jpg THAT IS LIKE MY FAVE BENCH PIC OF DAVID AND OMG I NEED TO SEE THAT.

  48. Martha says:

    Hope they are playing his music too:

    http://fun107.com/tags/david-archuletta/

  49. sarahhazel says:

    Annie ‏@AnnieDAFG
    Woot! Newsletter from David Archuleta for “Everybody Hurts” music video! You can see & spread the newsletter here: http://eepurl.com/oNj41

  50. OoO says:

    International sales # for Begin. will it be add to US sales number? I wonder.

  51. Ali says:

    sarahhazel – YT view counts update at different times depending on which page you’re at. the actual video page is usually the slowest to update. the search page is generally closer to the actual view count. the search page is showing me 41,847 right now which is probably just a little below the true number.

  52. Ali says:

    OoO – no, international sales are not added to US sales except if an article wants to quote worldwide sales or something. for actual reporting purposes though all sales are kept separate by country.

  53. Janel aka Nellie says:

    OoO sales for Begin count for only the country they sell in. So in the Philippines, David could go Gold with Begin with just 10,000 copies sold. In the US he needs 500,000 for gold. With the Phil’s launch today, any sales there would count there, not here. Though usually a worldwide total pops up in various places from time to time.

  54. sarahhazel says:

    OoO–don’t think so.

    Ali–thanks….so great that it has that many in 3 days only. :)

  55. Martha says:

    David Archuleta Poland website:

    http://davidarchuletapoland.blogspot.com/

  56. angelbymyside says:

    Got my email newsletter promoting the Everybody Hurts music video! Very nice!! :D

  57. sarahhazel says:

    Martha–Future European tour–Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, UK….where else? ;)

  58. sarahhazel says:

    Ashley ‏@Palrice8
    Nandito Ako poster @DavidArchie signed, @StevenJRob personalized drum head, @TheCivilWars signed record.. Donate & Win! http://www.thekidschapter.org/2012/08/donate-to-crush-kids-cancer-win-raffle.html

  59. sarahhazel says:

    Spanish Album Tour–Argentina, Brazil, Spain, Venezuela, Mexico, Chile, Honduras,….any other Spanish-speaking places where he has fan sites? ;)

  60. sarahhazel says:

    Martha–wow, France….wonder if he has a fan site there?

  61. angelbymyside says:

    Donate to Crush Kids’ Cancer by August 29 to enter Archu-Raffle

    http://www.thekidschapter.org/

  62. sarahhazel says:

    Speaking of France….. (what a shame this happened)
    FOX 29 ‏@FOX29philly
    USADA strips Lance Armstrong of Tour de France titles, issues lifetime ban from cycling.

  63. sarahhazel says:

    Jackryan4DA ‏@jackryan4DA
    @archuletaphils That’s d shirt from d cemetery scene! Get a chance to win what @DavidArchie wore during 1 of his dramatic highlights in NA!

  64. sarahhazel says:

    breanne #DA2014 ‏@breanneruss
    Vote 1 song hourly for @DavidArchie’s Broken & I’ll Never Go on Chart Central: http://chartcentral.frihost.net/cc/

  65. Even though David is on a mission and doesn’t want any publicity, which i respect. I think Latin America and other internationbal sites are coming out and supporting David and his music. Makes me happy.

  66. sarahhazel says:

    Wow, they’re giving away the t-shirt. I wonder how much of his NA wardrobe he got to keep? :)

  67. tami lyn says:

    wonder if CFTH will be in stores again this christmas?? was that put out under the jive label. if they do not exist anymore then are no more copies available? anyone know?

  68. sarahhazel says:

    @snowangelzz ‏@snowangelzz
    NEW on SAz: Cranky and need a place to BEGIN. http://wp.me/pCSmC-2Ji

  69. tami lyn says:

    also i read gina now has her own management company. not much info available on her. wondering who else she represents besides crystal and david.

  70. sarahhazel says:

    tami lyn–not sure about the stores….maybe….but they’re still online for purchase.

  71. If i vote for ING MV on MYX pinoy countdown. Can i still write in EH MV. Or is it just once a day even if it is another MV?

  72. sarahhazel says:

    tami lyn–guessing she has more stars under her agency….BTW, I like Crystal’s music.

  73. sarahhazel says:

    Graphix: Radio ‏@GraphixRadio
    David Archuleta, Begin: El que fuera finalista de American Idol publica un disco de versiones antes de su misión… http://bit.ly/Svf8BL

  74. tami lyn says:

    thanks sarahhazel :)

  75. angelbymyside says:

    I totally forgot about Crystal. Never hear anything about her.

  76. OoO says:

    Thanks. Oh one more request if poss for FOD could have a spots on front page somewhere for the Chartcentrals and Myx voting links u know old people like me is kinda like out of sight out of mind if I said it right haha.

  77. sarahhazel says:

    OoO–I agree….should be like a daily “sticky post” so peeps don’t forget. :)

  78. sarahhazel says:

    :shock:
    Danielle Dubois ‏@danielledubois
    david archuleta literally came out with an album like 3 weeks ago and I didn’t know til now. should I kill myself? I think I should

  79. VaBeachArchie says:

    sarahhazel..like the David duties of old! LOVE that David has HIS own team! People he trusts and “gets” where he wants to go and how! Can’t wit to see what’s in the future!! FAN FOR LIFE!

  80. cq#DA2014 says:

    Tks so much for the Friday post Pastel.
    Love the lead picture, just make me want time to fly so we can see that beautiful man up on stage where he belongs, singing his heart out to his adoring fans

  81. sarahhazel says:

    WWTT TONIGHT!
    sandritangel #DA2014 ‏@sandritangel
    Tonight we will trend ‘Everybody Hurts MV’ at 9:00 pm ET — RT :) )

  82. Pastel says:

    Thanks for all the ideas and links folks! When we get past all of our ‘stability’ issues, we sure are considering links to make it easier to vote, buy, whatever.

    I am overwhelmed at all of the EH buzz, in so many languages too!!!

    Janel, I just checked our email and I realized you put all the pics of David and children together in attachements. I now have a slideshow idea for tomorrow. Thanks for doing that! David has the smiliest of smiles when he is with children, doesn’t he?

  83. OoO says:

    I think David got enough fans around the world for his World Tour when he returns in 2014 (will give him a few days to rest haha).

  84. sarahhazel says:

    OoO–ROFL….I wish! :D

  85. sarahhazel says:

    I’m liking teal now. :)
    Joni ‏@Jonerz
    @suttygal Know what was cool? When I scanned the top albums on Itunes, nobody else used that color. It was a real standout, like David :)

  86. mango#DA2014 says:

    I love the picture of David holding his baby sister when he was younger. He has such a sweet loving smile.

    By the way, did anyone watch the special last night on the Mormon Church? If so, what were your impressions/thoughts about it?

  87. sarahhazel says:

    Aaaww…..
    Tedd Edmonds ‏@tnedmonds
    Was listening to “Everybody Hurts” by David Archuleta and I let out tears I didn’t know I was holding in.

  88. sarahhazel says:

    mango–didn’t get to watch it.

  89. sarahhazel says:

    I feel like writing a book entitled “What Happened To David Archuleta?” LOL

  90. sarahhazel says:

    I like this EH MV YT comment….
    “Nice cover! I always do support singers who have a true spirit to create an honest piece of music. You are one of them, David. I hope this ‘BEGIN’ is a successful rebirth and an exit of ‘American Idol’ shadow.”
    DogdagChyChyChy 6 minutes ago

  91. Virtue #2014 says:

    sarahhazel, do it!

  92. sarahhazel says:

    Would be nice if Spanish-speaking fans can comment on buzz like this: :)
    MusicstarX.Com ‏@MusicstarX
    Video y letra de “Everybody Hurts” – David Archuleta (Video Oficial) http://goo.gl/fb/dlFBA

  93. sarahhazel says:

    Virtue– :lol: :lol:

  94. sarahhazel says:

    Aisim ‏@aisimchan
    “@dsosamac: My son & I appear in the military montage in David Archuleta’s new video: Everybody Hurts: http://youtu.be/-UrNy_YtMUo ” @DavidArchie

  95. sarahhazel says:

    David Sosa ‏@dsosamac
    My son and I appear in the military montage in David Archuleta’s new video: Everybody Hurts: http://youtu.be/-UrNy_YtMUo via @youtube
    Retweeted by ❤Buy BEGIN.❤#DA2014

  96. ksf says:

    sarahhazel @ 11:05 — wow…I just heard about Lance Armstrong. So shocking and sad. Hearing stories like this just reinforces that we’re all human, no matter how awesome our talents or strengths. No pedestals. :(

  97. RArchieFan says:

    Calling All Archies!! Would you like to be involved in a small and fun service project for David? Here is the idea** Write a short letter to David** Begin the letter with just saying hello (don’t write anything else) ~then say you just want to ask him a few questions. Next make a short list of fun questions. (Nothing too personal) >Example: Are you getting use to it being cold during months it is warm in the US? Do they have some of your favorite foods there, like almond? Are there lots of mountains around you? Do you see more dogs or cats? Lol (Anything “be creative” and it’s ok if we all ask the same ones that would be even more fun!) Then end the letter with this same question: Is there anything I (or we) can do for YOU? If you wish ask: Is there anything you or your fellow missionaries need? Finally say: Do you see a need amongst the people around you that I (or we) can help with?

    The idea being we let David know we care about him and his fellow companions as well as those he is serving, not that we are just thankful for his music. (He Knows we are!!) Please do not mention anything about music so these letters serve a different purpose. Plus the fun questions are sure to make him smile or laugh!! Who knows we might get a tweet to answer one or two if we are lucky ;)

    This is to reach out to mark his 6 months serving his mission. How great will be his joy at seeing all of us asking him some fun questions but ending with asking him if He or Others Need anything; asking if we can serve him not just thanking him or telling him things. That is the idea anyway, if you wish to participate write your letters and mail to his Florida PO Box ON September 28th. That way they are all post marked with the same 6th month date he left. ♥ Thank you all and pass this along!!

  98. sarahhazel says:

    RArchieFan–I love that! I’m in! :)

  99. mango#DA2014 says:

    The Mormon special gives a big insight as to why David was so compelled to go on his mission. I thought it was very interesting even though, as an inactive Mormon, I already am familiar with what they talked about. One part of it I have to take issue with is the impression that Mormons don’t ever drink caffine. Many Mormons I know (who would NEVER drink coffee) drink Diet Coke, Coke, Mountain Dew, etc. It is pretty much accepted by most.

  100. sarahhazel says:

    ksf–I can’t imagine how hard it would be on him having to leave a legacy like that. I know there’s more to life than titles and medals but still….Oh well, I guess not fighting it means he was guilty of doing it & maybe he figured he can’t live his life hiding the truth.
    JMO

  101. mango#DA2014 says:

    I’m in, too, RArchieFan.

  102. sarahhazel says:

    mango–did they explain why they don’t drink coffee or anything with caffeine?

  103. Martha says:

    Not taking sides because I don’t know but saw these tweets:

    John Hartson ‏@JohnHartson10
    Lance Armstrong sent me a personal message whilst I was fighting for my life. Guilty or not that message meant the world to me..

    Gigi Levangie Grazer ‏@GigiLevangie
    Lance Armstrong called my nephew when he was sick with cancer, spoke to him for an hour. Assuaged his fears. #Armstrong #ForeverHero

  104. ksf says:

    sarahhazel – that’s my impression. Apparently there have been years of speculation about possible drug use. I doubt they would have stripped him of his titles and banned him for life if they didn’t have pretty clear evidence that its true. He may be a caring person but we all have to face the consequences of our actions.

  105. mango#DA2014 says:

    sarahhazel, it is all part of the Word of Wisdom. Janel could explain it better than I could……maybe she will. Or you could google it. In my own personal opinion, the cafffeine issue is kind of ridiculous. But, I didn’t write the rules.

  106. mango#DA2014 says:

    Well said, ksf……….we all have to face the consequences of our actions.

  107. mango#DA2014 says:

    Martha, I think I will just leave that poll alone…….lol, though.

  108. sarahhazel says:

    mango @1:32–thanks…no need to explain.

  109. sarahhazel says:

    Martha @1:32–good idea LOL

  110. sarahhazel says:

    mix931fm ‏@mix931fm
    David Archuleta Covers R.E.M. in New ‘Everybody Hurts’ Video http://bit.ly/P44Jbm

  111. sarahhazel says:

    Lamusicasemueve.net ‏@lamusicasemueve
    @DavidArchie El que fuera finalista de American Idol publica un disco de versiones.

  112. sarahhazel says:

    David Burger, SLTrib ‏@davidburger
    Blog: David Archuleta debuts new music video for “Everybody Hurts” http://bit.ly/SxeFz1

  113. sarahhazel says:

    Buzz from Russia?
    Михаил ‏@npokpyct
    David Archuleta – Everybody Hurts http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/etoday/~3/e47qRd8byrI/david-archuleta-everybody-hurt.php

  114. blue says:

    actually caffeine isn’t against the word of wisdom though a lot of ppl don’t drink it because it’s not good for you.

  115. blue says:

    that russian post if that’s where it’s from is interesting. does anyone know david there?

  116. Martha says:

    blue – the language is Russian, here’s a translation:

    David Archuleta – Everybody Hurts/MusicThe young American singer David Archuleta (David Archuleta) has released a video for the cover of the famous song “Everybody Hurts R.E.M.”. Version David very lyrical, and the clip was very kind and Nice.

  117. Ali says:

    LOL! That Russian blog has some nice screenshots!

    Also, online translators are pretty lulzy. Chrome translated the text as “The young American singer David Archuleta (David Archuleta) released a video on the cover of the famous song REM “Everybody Hurts”. Option David very lyrical, and the video was very good and the beautiful.”

    Which is essentially the same thing as the other but I think its funny how diff translators will use different words. The funniest one I ever read was a translations of an Indonesian article when he was there for the Ponds Teen concert. I wish I had saved that. I was rolling.

  118. Martha says:

    Maybe I shouldn’t have brought over that poll, not very nice language. But on the bright side, the video is winning with alot of “hit” votes. lol

  119. Ali says:

    Hey Martha – I hit it ;p

  120. mango#DA2014 says:

    blue, it’s interesting how many Mormons think caffeine is part of the Word of Wisdom. I know I grew up thinking it was.

  121. alana says:

    I remember reading about a missionary in Russia saying a woman there was a big fan of David and wanted the missionary to visit her because of David also being Mormon; I thought that was cool. It sometimes amazes me that David has fans all over the world… his talent knows no geographic boundaries.

  122. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Pastel, oh thanks girl. I know from the pics you shared there are probably many more that I didn’t find. He loves children and his smile is so big and bright when he takes pics with them.

  123. Frankie says:

    http://mormon.org/faq/law-of-health

    That should give some insight on the caffeine/coffee issue. It’s not just because it has caffeine, because I drink caffeine, but it’s because these things can be addictive. I know a lot of people who drink coffee who can’t function without it, and that’s not healthy. It’s a preventative measure to take instead of having to break addiction after.

  124. sarahhazel says:

    blue @ 2:13—thanks. :)
    Martha @2:30–thanks. :)
    Ali @2:37–thanks. :)

  125. blue says:

    martha – that was cute. kind and nice. :)

  126. sarahhazel says:

    Portal Famosos Br ‏@portalfamososbr
    Novidade: David Archuleta lança clipe de “Everybody Hurts”: Foi lançado esta semana o novo clipe… http://bit.ly/QzGaTE Gostou? Retwita

  127. lurking says:

    I rarely drink coffee but even exercise can be addictive. Moderation is the key to all things, I think.

  128. ksf says:

    Mango @ 12:29 – I watched the Mormon special (TeVo’ed it…lol spelling). I thought they tried to be fair and balanced without really delving into the real doctrinal differences that exist. It seemed to present a mostly positive view of the Mormon church.

  129. blue says:

    mango – i grew up not drinking it too. i still don’t, but that’s because it makes me feel gross.

  130. blue says:

    lurking – that is true.

  131. ksf says:

    lurking – so true

  132. blue says:

    frankie – thanks for bringing that link.

    sarahazel – there’s been lots of articles on the video. its funny. do you think it’s because he’s covering a famous song?

  133. sarahhazel says:

    blue–I think so.

  134. Sarahhazel. When I get home from work i will comments in Spanish for Latin buzzes

  135. sarahhazel says:

    linda–cool!

  136. sarahhazel says:

    sandritangel #DA2014 ‏@sandritangel
    David Archuleta picture of the Day http://fb.me/22Vf1LYMU

  137. sarahhazel says:

    Maybe he does have a following in Russia…..
    Виктор Станкевич ‏@iStankevich
    David Archuleta – Everybody Hurts http://goo.gl/fb/0cYli #music #клипы #певцы #песни

  138. jeani/ut says:

    When I saw the picture up top, my first thought was what would all those around him right now think when they saw it. Ha ha. “Is that shy little Elder Archuleta?”

  139. Martha says:

    mix 108 is from Duluth MN – aren’t there fans from there?

  140. jeani/ut says:

    David the Elder is like Clark Kent and David performing is like Superman.

  141. Martha says:

    jeani/ut – thats good

  142. tami lyn says:

    martha- i live near duluth but can’t pull in that station on my radio(tried just now) and have never even heard of it. how weird!

  143. Martha says:

    tami lyn – yeah, here’s the tweet:

    Mix 108 ‏@Mix108Duluth
    David Archuleta Covers R.E.M. in New ‘Everybody Hurts’ Video http://bit.ly/P4C3in

    When you look up their profile, it says Duluth MN

  144. Martha says:

    This is Dallas/Ft Worth:

    103.7 Lite FM ‏@1037litefm
    David Archuleta Covers R.E.M. http://bit.ly/MRaBZQ #youdontseethateveryday

  145. sarahhazel says:

    Archutized!
    Caroline Etheridge ‏@CarolineEthers
    Think im Falling in Love with David Archuleta.. oh god, more obssesions coming my way #godhelpyouall

  146. VaBeachArchie says:

    Hey! Checking in to catch up on the BUZZ and see if there’s a trending topic tonight! See that it’s Everybody Hurts MV at 9 ET Will be there!

    Thanks sarahhazel and Martha for all the links….so many countries heard from! LOVE the idea of a World Tour….DAVID IS LOVED!

  147. sarahhazel says:

    Annie ‏@AnnieDAFG
    UrbanMusicHQ: David Archuleta – Everybody Hurts (Official Video) http://shar.es/7csAZ via @UrbanMusicHQ

  148. tami lyn says:

    martha- maybe only people living right in duluth can get it. or else i have a really crappy radio LOL radio and cellphone reception is bad up here though. so they are playing david songs and i can’t even hear it??! :(

  149. sarahhazel says:

    I think they made a great choice in EH for the MV! Never-ending buzz and looks like new fans?!!!

  150. Martha says:

    tami lyn – you can listen online and they have a request a song feature there

  151. tami lyn says:

    martha- ok thankyou so much!!! :)

  152. Ali says:

    sarahhazel – I agree that it was a good choice to make a vid for EH. Or really any of the more well known songs that are covered on the album. I know many fans were surprised that the video was not for Broken since its the only original but I think more buzz can be generated for the album by doing one of the covers. People will want to hear how he takes on R.E.M., ya know?

  153. alana says:

    David doesn’t have to try to instill extra emotion in the lyrics, he just does, and very well too. Also disagree about all the stories having a “happy ending”. Yes the soldier mom does survive to see her little boy, but the video is more about hope and not giving up or giving in than cliched happy endings, imo. Also seems to me to be about a person’s attitude. Instead of thinking of losing a daughter(to marriage) and mourning for the past, you embrace adding a “son” to your family and imagining good times in the future. Also, the young couple doesn’t have a “happy ending” either. We don’t really know what their future holds for them, but instead of wallowing in despair they are appreciating what they had and holding out hope for “tomorrow”. Anyway, this is just my interpretation; others may differ and that is ok…I tend to get a little overly sensitive concerning David and may see slights where there are none. It wasn’t a bad review..probably just me. lol

  154. alana says:

    Oh, meant to add I was talking about the mix108duluth review.

  155. cq#DA2014 says:

    Yes, EH video had a Hallmark card feel to it, imo, but that’s great because I believe that was what David wanted give to his fans. I believe that’s where he was/ is at this time. Being a bit (dark) I guess that’s the word, would not fit.
    I am hoping that when he returns that his videos will be deeper / griddy/emotional that better fits his phenomenal voice and deep emotions.
    I just hope he has something lined up soon after he returns, so by the end of the years things will be really in full swing with his career.

  156. Afternoon Everyone :)
    Fabulous Post, Pastel!!! What an animated David up top!!! Soooo glad it’s the filipino fans’ turn to squeeeee over the Begin. launch!!!!! Hope the lil teal gem is stacked to the rafters haha

    Janel, David and tots make me weak in the knees. Loved your post about”An Angel for the Children,”all so true. His love and protective nature toward children is emblazoned in my brain after hearing the bold lyrics to Broken.

    BTW………A FUNNY THING HAPPENED TO ME WHILE IN THE AMC THEATRE BATHROOM IN THE GARDEN STATE PLAZA IN NORTH JERSEY AFTER A MOVIE!!!! A voice comes over the sound system talking about a new album release…I FREAK OUT…OMG…HE SAID DAVID ARCHULETA!!!!! Now, I start hearing Beautiful but I’m still in the stall praying that the auto flush doesn’t drown out the song hahaha. SOOOOOO, I barely wash my hands run out of the bathroom with arms flailing to report to my hubby that David is singing. He doesn’t know what to think about my strange behavior. I’m laughing and giggling all at the same time. He finally hears the song and comments, “Oh, that’s what it’s all about.” I couldn’t believe you could hear David out in the mall for a bit. Of course, all my husband can think of was finding a Chili’s in the mall :)

  157. alana says:

    Well the song IS about hope..wouldn’t make sense to be a dark video imo.

  158. alana says:

    LOL Idamae, that was hilarious! Have to admit I kind of react the same way when I hear a David song.

  159. sarahhazel says:

    idamae–bwahahahaha!!!

  160. Martha says:

    KyXy 96.5 FM ‏@KyXy
    @DavidArchie from @americanidol covered REM’s #EverybodyHurts. Find out the story behind the song. http://cbsloc.al/Phhf8K

    musicfaninmo ‏@MusicfaninMO
    @KyXy I hope u will play it on your station. The cover is well done and it would be great to see an REM song like this live on.

  161. sarahhazel says:

    100.7 STAR ‏@StarPittsburgh
    .@DavidArchie from @americanidol covered REM’s #EverybodyHurts. Find out the story behind the song. http://cbsloc.al/RjopwQ

  162. sarahhazel says:

    KyXy 96.5 FM ‏@KyXy
    .@DavidArchie from @americanidol covered REM’s #EverybodyHurts. Find out the story behind the song. http://cbsloc.al/Phhf8K

  163. sarahhazel says:

    Mike ‏@blisskasden
    I’ve noticed in the YouTube comments of “Everybody Hurts” that a lot of people are “rediscovering” @DavidArchie . This is a very good thing.

  164. Rapport says:

    It’s 1:30 a.m. in Paris. Every window in my hotel room is open and I’m blastin’ Everybody Hurts out into the streets.

    Life is good — and so worthy of hope.

  165. Martha says:

    Been watching Itunes all day – BEGIN. has been between #73 and #81 all day long, kind of hovering

  166. sarahhazel says:

    Hmmm, a lot of these stations are mentioning David’s EH MV….now I pray they play it on air starting…like…NOW.

  167. alana says:

    Hope so too!

  168. tami lyn says:

    cq- i agree. the images did not seem to match the song. the people were too smiley and happy. didn’t really look or act sad at all. so it just made it seem off to me. david singing so feel of emotion and the video people laughing, smiling, running, dancing just struck me as strange. i am grateful he made a video just wish it would have been broken instead.

  169. tami lyn says:

    oops- so full of emotion.

  170. sarahhazel says:

    WISE RADIO ‏@WISE_RADIO
    The #3 “Listener Favorite” Cover Song is… “Everybody Hurts” by @DavidArchie!

  171. sarahhazel says:

    Mc Cann Arca ‏@mccannhere
    Vote for @DavidArchie’s Broken on Chart Central –> http://chartcentral.frihost.net/cc/index.php currently #2 we can make it #1!

  172. Alana, I loved your critic on David’s EH video. On my initial viewing I thought the father was at his daughter’s wake, in the 2nd story line I thought it was not actual combat but a simulation drill and in the last one I didn’t know who was leaving for college. In my case, I guess I’ve been to to many funerals, abhor conflict and have a son who chose to travel to school. and I was happy about that. It’s funny how much this MV was somewhat about me, as well as the characters in the MV.

  173. sarahhazel says:

    my name is matilda ‏@BritneyCabaret
    David Archuleta releases video for “Everybody Hurts” http://dreams-ofparadise.blogspot.com/2012/08/david-archuleta-lanca-clipe-de.html

  174. I liked the three stories on EH MV. It was about remembering the good things and people in your lives. Thinking that you may not be there to share those precious moments with that person again. But theres where Hope comes in. Never, ever lose hope. There is always tomorrow. Put a smile in your heart. Life is to short and precious to waste on tears.

  175. sarahhazel, my hubby is too much!!! I finally got him to view EH MV but only on his computer. I has to email it to him hahaha He admitted that it was well done but wanted to know where’s all the promo since he’s gone on a mission. He learned a lot about twitter, facebook, media blogs and the power of the archies after our little convo :)

  176. Sarahhazel, just got home. Am going to latin buzzes and leave comments right now before trending starts. BBL

  177. sarahhazel says:

    idamae–LOL you’re getting there!

    Linda–great!…gonna be fun!

  178. sarahhazel says:

    breanne #DA2014 ‏@breanneruss
    @DavidArchie is #7 on the Top 10 Most Requested Artist of the Week on @WISE_RADIO! Tweet Wise Radio more with your D reqs to get him higher!

  179. alana says:

    Thanks Idamae! ha ha, I’m still laughing about your story about hearing David singing. First time I heard David was when I was driving and Crush came on..4 years ago. I almost swerved into a ditch. Wasn’t sure my heart was racing at hearing David’s beautiful voice, or at my near death experience.

    Tami lyn, I though there was a good bit of sadness in the MV( the young boy and girl running and laughing was the girl remembering a happy memory not actually taking place at that moment), she was reminded of that by the pic of the two of them on her cellphone. And the dad in the film seemed sad at the beginning , not to mention the anguish of the soldier mom.

  180. tami lyn says:

    alana- yes the dad was appropriately sad and they did show the soldier mom crying but if u look on the pic of the video everyone keeps showing the soldier mom looks like she is smiling which seems weird cuz she is holding a gun and in combat so i don’t understand the smile. maybe i’m looking at it too closely. sorry

  181. alana says:

    I guess everyone sees things differently, I thought she was crying, only saw the mom smiling at the end. Other than the end she was looking pretty distressed to me.

  182. tami lyn says:

    i just watched it again. i think what it is, is that the people in the video, their portrayal of sadness does not match the level of sadness and emotion in david’s voice. i listen to david and it makes me cry. if i watch the video on silent without david’s voice i don’t cry. if that makes any sense.

  183. alana says:

    David does have that “cry” in his voice. Really intriguing how he can do that.

  184. cq#DA2014 says:

    Perfect sense, Tami lyn

  185. sarahhazel says:

    Another one Archutized!!! (from YT–EH MV)
    “I am not a fan of David’s by any stretch of the imagination. Or atleast I wasn’t until I heard this song. Simply Amazing.”
    greenTechguy1 6 minutes ago

  186. lurking says:

    LOL well, David probably can make ME cry while reading the phone book. It’s a gift.

  187. lurking says:

    uh make that SINGING THE PHONE BOOK

  188. Tami_lyn maybe Davids cry is for different emotions that he must have been going through. Leaving his family. leaving his friends his music, his fans, and most of all going into the unknown. He’s heard stories but its not the same as actually living those stories. If I make any sense.

  189. lurking says:

    is that kari in the mv? at about 10 seconds?

  190. lurking says:

    looks like she was in the studio while he was recording

  191. RandomArchiefan says:

    I miss seeing what Archie’s up to, knowing what’s on his mind. I wish we could get weekly updates, personal pictures from Chile, or even his sisters hacking his twitter and giving us an update on his missionnary life.

  192. tami lyn says:

    cq~ thanks

  193. josie says:

    OK, that does it. I am sending BEGIN to my radio station~ just bought a copy for ‘em! lol…Newbiearchie~Welcome to FOD and to being a new fan. :)

    Mango~(from your 12:29 post)..I watched the special last night. TBH, it didn’t tell me anything that I haven’t already learned. And I thought it was a little…”surface-y”. Like, it didn’t go into much depth. Except for discussing how peeps take care of their own. That was one huge warehouse/storeroom~David would never go hungry in there. lol…

  194. tami lyn says:

    linda- i agree. he’s so brave as are all the missionaries. going to a foreign country and leaving friends/family behind. i can’t imagine doing that. it’s so sad.

  195. Elysian says:

    Janel-I LOVED your article about David and his special relationship with kids!! All of your observations and comments were spot on!David really seems to glow even more than usual when he is around children. His interactions with the children that he brought on stage to interact with him during his My Kind of Christmas Tour were so precious, and his reaction to Jonah singing the glory note of Touch My Hand during the Real game was priceless, and one of my all-time favorite David/child moments! We probably only know about a fraction of all of his acts of kindness regarding his charitable work with children and others because he is always so unassuming and never seeks any recognition for his good deeds. Clearly, he does it for the joy he feels in bringing joy to others. What an exemplary human being!

  196. josie says:

    lurking~Hm, I just re-watched it, and that does kind of look like Kari. I’ve never seen her in person, though…

  197. RandomArchiefan says:

    “Newbiearchie~Welcome to FOD and to being a new fan. :)
    Who me?

  198. RandomArchiefan says:

    Never mind, I just read it up, lol.

  199. josie says:

    Random~Um, no. It was someone who posted earlier. But if you’re new, welcome to you, too. lol.

  200. sarahhazel says:

    94.7 Fresh FM ‏@947FreshFM
    .@DavidArchie from @americanidol covered REM’s #EverybodyHurts. Find out the story behind the song. http://cbsloc.al/SxqTrj

  201. Elysian says:

    Idamae- Your story about hearing Beautiful while you were in the bathroom of the movie theater had me laughing out loud, especially the part where you say that you were “praying that the auto flush doesn’t drown out the song” I can actually visualize you running out of the bathroom, your arms flailing with excitement. LOL! Great story!

  202. ksf says:

    tami lyn – I understand what you mean. I’ve always felt that this song is about much deeper emotions than was portrayed in the video (with the exception of the battle scenario) although I understand that this was David’s reinterpretation of the song. However, it would be interesting to see how he would interpret this song POST mission — perhaps having gone through more challenging life experiences. Obviously there would still be a message of hope since that’s what the song is about, but I wonder if he would choose the same scenarios.

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

    Hello Everyone!

    Just want to say that, and this is just my opinion, that the video was incredible & Davids singing did match the stories it showed. It appeared to me that the Dad was alone(wife gone) & maybe the young woman was his only daughter, only child, the thought of being alone can be very painful, but he decided to welcome the young man into his family, doesnt mean everything will be perfect, he will still have to deal with being alone. The soldier didnt look smiley or happy to me until she saw her son & husband, which could’ve just been a furlough, not coming home for good, so you have to hang on to those moments to get you through the separation & the young couple, with one going away, it can be heartbreaking, very difficult, but you have to move on, even though your heart doesnt want to. There are varying degrees of pain, sorrow, despair, the unknown most of all, I think. I think what David was conveying, at least to me, is, there are all kinds of challenges, risks & sacrifices we all face, but hang on, because the good stuff can be just around the corner, there’s hope :grin:

  204. RandomArchiefan says:

    Josie, well I’ve been coming here since snarkyarchies shut down but never posted, thanks for the greetings.

  205. Elysian says:

    Hi there Beth!

    Welcome RandomArchieFan and Newbiearchie! I love it when we hear from new commentors!

  206. lurking says:

    http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/284826_471779632852732_278598494_n.jpg someone on twitter said this looked like how David will look in ten years. lol does look a lot like him.

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

    I think a man giving his daughter away, a soldier in combat & and a young couple going in different directions are major events in peoples lives & can stir incredibly deep emotions, so I feel the song, the video work very well together. But, I understand people are going to interpret things differently, no wrong, no right way, just different perspectives :grin:

  208. josie says:

    I wonder if David even knew what would be in the MV. lol…Did he give ideas & input before he left, or did he just have time to do the studio part & left the scenarios up to the creators? I dunno…

  209. josie says:

    Random~yw. :)

  210. sarahhazel says:

    Almost WWTT time!!! Everybody Hurts MV!!!

  211. ksf says:

    josie @ 7:32 – yeah “surface-y” is the word I would use too, although I wasn’t sure it was an actual word. But, then again, what else would we really expect?

  212. RandomArchiefan says:

    Thank you Elysian, and lurking he does look like David. o_O

  213. tami lyn says:

    hi ksf :) funny how everyone says this song is about hope. i’ve never felt that or thought that. i have never liked this song. obviously the lyrics are true but it’s very depressing. i mean of course everybody hurts and it’s not like it ever ends. u might have a good day in the future but might be crying the next. it’s not like oh i’m suffering right now but things are going to get better. says who? for people who go to war they are traumatized and those memories stay with them forever.

  214. RandomArchiefan says:

    …..the hair is just like David’s.

  215. Elysian says:

    Beth- As usual, I agree with your comment. You really have to get out of my head! LOL! I’m surprised that the cobwebs in there don’t bother you.

    I think that David’s MV for Everybody Hurts reflects his personal philosophy about life, which is that, as you say “the good stuff can be just around the corner, there’s hope.” I have seen other MV of this song which are also beautifully done, such as Glee’s MV, but the emphasis there is more on the scenes depicting the hurt and pain people suffer, with less emphasis on the concept that pain is balanced by happiness and so many reasons to love life. Both interpretations are very affecting.

  216. alana says:

    It’s easy to forget when going through difficulties, that things will not always be bleak, things do get better. Are there going to be more hard times? Yes most likely, but that is life, we need to learn how to take the bad with the good. It doesn’t take away your pain, but allows you cope better during it. I know from experience that those with suicidal thoughts, also have thoughts of how things are always going to be bad, nothing will change, so you think…why go on if there is no hope to hold onto. I think maybe that is what REM intended the song to say.

  217. alana says:

    that was a short trend, hmm

  218. ksf says:

    tami lyn – yeah it’s never been a favorite of mine either. But to me the sense of hope comes from the lyrics: “Everybody hurts” — you’re not alone in what you’re feeling; “Take comfort in your friends” – remember there are people who care about you; “Hold on” – don’t give up; etc…And for me, personally, I’ve seen that things do eventually get better even though in life there will always be ups and downs. Otherwise, we should all just give up right now and not bother getting out of bed tomorrow, imo.

  219. josie says:

    ksf~:) It’s an actual word now. lol….

    “You take the good, you take the bad. You take them both, and then you have…the facts of life, the facts of life…” Sorry, a little random there. lol.

  220. alana says:

    lol ok so I can be cheesy at times

  221. Elysian says:

    josie- LOL! I loved that show!

  222. tami lyn says:

    ksf- that is true. but i think alot of people in our country have been waiting a long time for things to get better so i guess we will see after this presidential election if things actually do get better.

  223. ksf says:

    josie – yep! It sure is. :) LOVE the well said “randomness” courtesy of the 80′s. Lol.

  224. Elysian says:

    alana- Your comment was not cheesy at all. On the contrary, it is very astute. I think Josie was having a David-like moment and that phrase just reminded her of a song. I do it all the time too. :smile:

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

    Hey Elysian! I was watching General Hospital on You tube, got distracted,lol. Sorry for the delay in saying “Hey”

    Hello Random & Newbie, WELCOME!!!!

  226. nora says:

    Beth I totally agree with your comments. I think everybody looks at things differently. I think you have to have hope and faith to get through some things in life. The song maybe depressing, but it also gives you hope. The writer of the song couldn’t even give what he meant when he wrote the song.

  227. ksf says:

    tami lyn – I think if I staked my happiness on presidential elections I would be in a very sad place. I think it’s about taking stock of what you DO have and being grateful for it. We can be “rich” in many ways.

  228. By chance says:

    Just stopping by to say hello and welcome to Newbiearchie and RandomArchiefan! I’m so excited to see new fans and to get to welcome someone newer than me! Now I feel like i’m an official Archie!

    Also, in the EH vid…..I think the girl says to the guy “I’m moving”, when the’re up on the porch. That’s a little harder than just going away to college. (The both look too young to me to be going to college anyway.) (Or else I’m so old college age kids look like the’re 16!)

  229. tami lyn says:

    guess i’m taking it more personally than i should. someone in my family just got deployed again right at a time when he thought he would not have to go again and it makes me so sad.

  230. josie says:

    ksf~ Lol. Yeah, that was back when shows were clean. Something happened between then & now….Alana~Yes, I was just having a David-like moment. Don’t mind me. If you eat a full bag of peanut M&M’s, you can have them, too. lol.

  231. josie says:

    tami lyn~ Oh, I’m sorry. That would not make me very happy, either. :(

  232. tami lyn says:

    thanks josie

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

    Thanks Elysian! Get out of your head, lol, no problem, plenty of room roam in there,lol, jk. You’re very smart, obiviously, to agree with me so much, hahaha, just kidding :lol:

    nora, Thanks. You’re right. You know, I think the song is saying, literally we all hurt, different degrees of hurt, depending on the circumstances. Sometimes when we are hurting or afraid or angry, we feel all alone, but we’re not.

  234. Elysian says:

    Beth- No probs! I didn’t know that General hospital was still on. My mom loved that show when I was growing up. I never got into soaps because the storylines never ended.

  235. By chance says:

    Josie….peanut M n M’s? My favorite!!! Oh dear….can’t talk about chocolate again tonight.

  236. alana says:

    Thanks Elysian. Sometimes I can get like David in that I tend to ramble while talking and writing. Nice to know that I’m making a bit of sense. lol

  237. josie says:

    By chance~ Yep. Peanut M&Ms, Doritos, and Cheetos. The best stress food ever.

  238. Elysian says:

    Beth- Ah ha! The fact that you know there is vast empty space in my head proves that you have been in there! I knew it! LOL! I do agree however that you are very smartical!

  239. alana says:

    Josie, it is all good. Wish I had some M&M’s. Have to settle for Oreos and milk

  240. ksf says:

    tami lyn – I’m so sorry…I know that’s hard. No wonder it’s hitting you so personally.

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

    tami_lyn, I’m sorry he has to be deployed again, will keep in my thoughts & prayers for a safe return. I think thats one of the points of the song, there are lots of people, families in that situation, having to say goodbye to someone for a while, to find strength & comfort in that. There’s alot of strength & comfort here on FOD, we’ve helped eachother through lots of tough situations, losses…..Take comfort in your friends :grin:

  242. alana says:

    heading out; take care, all.

  243. By chance says:

    tamilyn…that IS hard. So sorry.

    Beth. And Elysian ..you guys crack me up and I love and envy your way with words!

    alana……more chocolate!!!! I need to go now!

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

    Elysian, lol, Thanks :grin: I’ve been watching General Hospital since I was 12, along with One Life To Live & All My Children(OLTL & AMC were cancelled :-( ) Next spring, I think it is, will be General Hospitals 50th anniversary on tv.

    Alana, Oreos & milk sound good, LOVE oreo cookies & cream ice cream, or oreo cheesecake or, dang, dont have any of that in the house :-( Oh well!

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

    Goodnight Alana!

  246. Elysian says:

    alana- I’ve never noticed that you ramble. I just notice the astuteness of your comments :smile:

    Hi By chance! You didn’t just become an official Archie, you became one the minute you fell in love with his voice! It automatic! LOL! By the way, I’m so glad that you decided to join us because I like reading your comments! :smile:

  247. tami lyn says:

    thanks you guys! it really helps knowing i have friends here to talk to.

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

    By chance :grin:

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

    Goodnight Everyone, Take Care All!

  250. Elysian says:

    By chance- Thank you! By the way, my comment to you above was written BEFORE I saw your complimentary comment to me. Evidently, being the slow typist that I am, you wrote and posted yours while I was composing mine. I don’t want you to think that I said that I like reading your comments because you complimented me, because that is not what prompted my comment. It was a sincere thought that I had before I read your comment! OK, this probably sets the world’s record for how many times the word comment can be written in a comment! LOL!

  251. By chance says:

    Elysian….aww thanks……( nowi’m going to try to make smily face…..just learned how last night. …here goes.). :D

  252. Elysian says:

    Goodnight Beth! Sweet dreams!

  253. Elysian says:

    By chance- You’re welcome! Aren’t emoticons great!!. I learned to make them here too. Beth, Shanny and supergrandjudie taught me. It wasn’t easy for them because it took forever for me to catch on! To be expected with all that empty space in my head! LOL!

  254. By chance says:

    Elysian…LOL! Ok, I won’t comment on your comment. :D .

  255. Elysian says:

    Goodnight alana!

  256. VaBeachArchie says:

    Welcome Newbiearchie and RandomArchiefan! This is the place to come to ENJOY all things David! Plus squee, spazz. and do happy dances when warranted! JUST PLAIN OLD FUN! WAITING for 2014 together!

    In twitter jail…made it to the end though! Way to go Archies! WW TT #4 Hope that makes people curious enough to go look! Everybody Hurts MV is so SPECIAL!

  257. Elysian says:

    By chance- I think that you just did! LOL!

  258. By chance says:

    Elysian….:D

  259. Welcome NewbieArchie and RandomArchieFan, your in the right place, here with the best Archie family a person could have. Just came back from trending and it was great. We wwtt #4

  260. nora says:

    tami lyn- so sorry that someone in your family is being deployed again. My thoughts are with you. Hope these conflicts or (wars) whatever you want to call them, will be over soon and no other family will have to go through this. Take care. I’m so glad that we have each other to tell our thoughts to. We are a great bunch!!!

  261. Elysian says:

    Good night all! Have a great weekend!

  262. VABeacharchie, LOL! i don’t type fast enough to get in tweeter jail i guess. I did one time but don’t know how it happened. I must of had to much diet coke and was gunho.

  263. Elysian, goodnight. I missed you because of trending. But have a pleasant night.

  264. tami lyn says:

    thanks nora

  265. ray says:

    welcom all newbes lol

  266. josie says:

    Uh-oh. My sugar high just wore off. Y’all have a good rest of the night. :)

  267. nora says:

    tami lyn you are welcome.

    Goodnight everybody.

    Welcome to our new fans NewbieArchie, and RandomArchieFan. Hope you keep coming back and bring some of your friends.

  268. josie and nora goodnight, have a restful night. I don’t work tomorrow so i will be around for a while.

  269. VaBeachArchie says:

    Linda…I get put in twitter jail mostly because I retweet so much! It adds up I guess! The Archies did a GREAT job trending! WW TT #4!

    The launch for BEGIN. in the Philippines sounds like it’s going to a BLAST! Have FUN to all going! You guys really do an AWESOME job !

    Work tomorrow….so think I’ll call it a night! NITE! :)

  270. Goodnight VABeachArchie. i’m going to watch vid and nandito i guess.

  271. josie says:

    Ugggggh. Just poppin’ in again real quick. lol…I’m not an ideas person, but there’s just GOT to be a way to get the word out a little bit more re: the MV, right? ‘Cuz I cannot quit watching it, & it’s like the perfect vehicle to get the general public interested again. I know that wasn’t D’s purpose, but still…it’s so moving, peeps neeeeed to see this. If for no reason than that. ‘K. ‘Night again.

  272. josie, i agree with you.

  273. blue says:

    well the trending was a nice way to get the word out. except it didnt have david’s name in it. but if ppl clicked on it, they’d see it was from him.

  274. kimk says:

    loved that Everybody Hurts MV trended worldwide..
    but I kind of think if there is any type of promo or advertising they take it off right away?
    at least that seems the trend lately.

  275. kimk says:

    noticed all three scenarios in the video have pictures in them.. maybe why the photo contest?

  276. OoO says:

    I read some comments on the other fan site and I am not happy about comparing this EH MV to REM video or any type of complains. In that case I’m going to say it too. REM’s EH video was boring to me all I see is a traffic jam and ugly faces. People all gung ho for 1 hour when they get anything new from David after that smack him in the head because it didn’t come out the way they like it and find thing to nit picking about it. I love all of his MVs they are all different places, time and subjects and they are all equally my babies. David next time when you sing hang on or hang out stick to your family and friends don’t kill yourself to do anything extras. Next life be ENT doctor or something. Sorry i have to get this out.

  277. cc halo says:

    David is so much more talented than this video. His version of Everything Hurts is stunning and heartbreaking–the video not so much. Can’t wait to see the Rainbow video with a dancing David.

  278. lurker#1millionth&9 says:

    Danny Gokey, Taylor Hicks, Ayla Brown to Sing For National Republicans Conventions- In Tampa FL.

    http://www.mjsbigblog.com/danny-gokey-taylor-hicks-ayla-brown-to-sing-for-republicans.htm

    If David were here, he maybe one of them too.

  279. OoO says:

    I don’t think so. He probably stay away from this kind of thing that he has to pick side or ranking people. I saw that from his old interviews from car racing event.

  280. lct#DA2014 says:

    Josie, Perhaps if we have enough fans in several countries, get them to trend with our support. We could take a country a week from not only Asia and South America but Europe and others as well…..

  281. lct#DA2014 says:

    Woow 55,009 views of EH with 2,223 likes and 6 dislikes!
    Some comments found:
    I am not a fan of David’s by any stretch of the imagination. Or atleast I wasn’t until I heard this song. Simply Amazing.

    Archie is so consistently awesome. Never ever disappoints

    Well I’m not David’s fan but I really love this I mean everything in it. It’s Amazing

  282. VaBeachArchie says:

    Good morning FOD! Another GREAT day in Davidland! Looking forward to see the goings on in the Philippines at the BEGIN. launch! They sure do things in a BIG way for David…LOVE IT!

    lct…LOVED seeing the comments for the Everybody Hurts MV….and the count keeps going UP! Hope it gets people to check out the CD! Once you hear it…your hooked!

    Well coffee and David duties! ENJOY YOUR DAY AND BEGIN.!

  283. cq#DA2014 says:

    OoO, I read that review of the EH view and I really think she had valid points and I really loved the article. I also agree that stories are like a Hallmark Card, and my take is that it is a Hallmark card to his fans. I love the video because it comes from David’s heart to our hearts.

  284. josie says:

    cc halo~ I agree that David is more talented than the video. If it wasn’t him, I probably wouldn’t like the song or MV, lol. So yeah, I’m probably trying to promote D more than anything else. haha. I admit, it still blows my mind & frustrates me to death that this insanely talented person doesn’t have the level of career that he deserves. I dunno who’s been holding him back ~ if it’s himself, or industry peeps. I don’t expect him to be a mega-star anymore (although that’d be awesome!). But he deserves to at least be well-known & well-promoted, instead of being forgotten & falling through the cracks. Otherwise, there’s no justice in this world. lol… ‘K. Off my soapbox now.

  285. sarahhazel says:

    Good morning, folks!!!
    David Archuleta ‏@DavidArchie
    Who all in Manila went to the fan gatherings for the release of BEGIN. today at Odyseey and Astrovision? Post your pictures! (ks)

  286. nora says:

    Josie-I think the djs on a lot of the radio station don’t like David, maybe because he doesn’t fit into their mold of what they think he should be, I think he was so young on AI that they don’t take him seriously, and he doesn’t pay them off. I read an article where some have front man that pay djs upfront to play their music, it may not be in cash but other means. I live in MA. and I have heard the djs on some of the music stations make fun of David, one got so many complaints from fans, that he apologized, and said enough you fans can stop sending me your E-mails. Even when Crush was out they did the same, so it’s not just now. Hopefully things will change when he returns in 2014.

  287. grammyj says:

    I like David’s video for EH, but OoO, it is perfectly okay for fans to have differing opinions of it. It takes nothing away from David. That’s part of art – some will love it and some won’t. Pretty much everyone loves David’s vocals but some just wanted a different storyline for the video. It’s fun to discuss what we like and what some people think should have been different. It’s better than having nothing to talk about except how David’s doing on some poll. I’ve enjoyed the discussion.

  288. ATX #DA2014 says:

    OoO @ 3:09. I concur. Some complained the Forevermore / NGA videos were too simple. Now we have one with more depth/emotions/ meanings and some are still not happy. I for one am thrilled at ANTTHING David gives us. JMHO

    Wow, Manila does know how to launch a CD!

    Have a great day everyone’

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

    New Thread

    New Thread, see ya there later today.

  290. kimk says:

    new thread!