David Archuleta The Sounds of David Fan Event, BEGIN. MSN Review, Vids from the Vault, SnowAngelz Blog, Neat Tweets! ArchuDuties – Vote! Fan Pics & GIFs

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When I see you smile….

– credit Heather Twitpic

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– credit olavsplates

Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.

~ Albert Einstein

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The Sounds of David

Pamela Pike and the Sounds of David committee has coordinated an exciting charity event for 2013!  If you love music, this  promises to be a “can’t miss” event!  Tickets are very limited, so out-of-town guests are encouraged to purchase tickets early!  The event will be held at the Newport Beach Marriott Bayview Hotel in Newport, CA – and the Marriott has set aside a block of rooms at a special rate for this event!  So gather your Archubuddies & plan to attend ~ it looks like an amazing event to support two very worthy charities – CMNH and ChildFund!

Pam has created an event page on FaceBook & The Sounds of David Twitter account – so join & follow for up-to-the-minute news on this amazing event!

Click HERE to purchase a ticket!

Notes The Sounds of David Notes

Luncheon and Fan Mixer
Saturday, April 6, 2013 from 12:00 to 4:30 PM

In honor of - David Archuleta and his Music
MARIOTT

Newport Beach Marriott Bayview Hotel
500 Bayview Circle, Newport Beach, California 92660

$45.00 per person – Buffet Luncheon Included

 

Limited space/reserve early

Entertainment
Sunny Hilden – Songwriter/Singer
Michael Orland – Music Director from American Idol & Dorian Holley
- David’s coaches from Season 7 (subject to availability)
Mariners Elementary School Choir of Newport Beach
Billy Clower Dance Students

Special appearance by
Rosanne Simunovic (Masterclass Lady) Voice Instructor
LDS Missionary Guest Speaker – President Bowen
Kelsi Johnson – Special Musical Number

Charities Benefited
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
Child Fund International
CMNH

CF

Slideshows
Free Drawings
Silent Auction
DJ Music by Ron Sayoc
Free Photo Op
Video of Event provided with pre-paid postage (SASE)

Contact Information:
Daytime Phone PST: (310) 710 – 2889
After 5PM PST: (626) 533 – 1379
Event Information Email:
pikepss@yahoo.com

*Program subject to change
No Refunds

Thank you for your support and we hope to see you there.

This page and it’s contents are meant to be for charitable and non-profit purposes
Program subject to change | No refunds

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Sound of Silence Duet

Sound of Silence Duet w/ Landon Pigg (credit hughestube1003)

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MSN Entertainment BEGIN. Review

I can’t say that I agree with this reviewer’s take on BEGIN. – but there is love for his original song Broken – so I’ll focus on that!

– click to read the review

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Vids From The Vault

It’s kind of a slow news day in Archuland, so we’ll check out some vids!  The first three are from the 2009 David/Demi San Jose, CA show, but were only recently posted on You Tube, so they don’t have many views – watch and leave a comment!

Zero Gravity – San Jose, CA (credit Kaylie Stewart)

Waiting For Yesterday – San Jose, CA (credit Kaylie Stewart)

Apologize – San Jose, CA (credit Kaylie Stewart)

And because we can never get enough Christmas music from David, these were recently posted as well and need some views – watch and comment!

O Holy Night – Santa Rosa MKOC Tour (credit Kaylie Stewart)

This Christmas – Santa Rosa MKOC Tour (credit Kaylie Stewart)

Fan Tribute – When I See U Smile (credit Metta Kristy)

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SnowAngelz Blog – Blast from the Past

I haven’t seen this post before – it’s a great read!

– click to read

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Neat Tweets!

Twitter is so fun to read – especially when the topic is @DavidArchie!  When fans Re-tweet David’s past tweets, I must say my heart skips a beat when I see that familiar avi pop up on my timeline!  His tweets & vlogs are definitely on the “What We Miss Most” list!

I just cracked up reading this old food tweet from David – he tweets the most random things!

– Alligator hotdog

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ArchuDuties – VOTE!

Three places to vote to support David’s music! Go-Getters we have this voting thing down to a science! Click on the graphics below to go vote!

– click to vote at WISE Radio as often as you want!

– Click to vote every hour Chart Central – EH, ING, Broken

– Click to vote – EH mv

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Fan Pics & GIFs

– click to activate ohnopurple’s Ninja David GIF

– credit peacesignpam

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– credit Lisa M.

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– credit Heather’s Instagram

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Enjoy a Wonderful Wednesday!  We’ll add more to the post as news becomes available!

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217 Responses to David Archuleta The Sounds of David Fan Event, BEGIN. MSN Review, Vids from the Vault, SnowAngelz Blog, Neat Tweets! ArchuDuties – Vote! Fan Pics & GIFs

  1. sarahhazel says:

    Happy 161st day!!! Fantastic Wed. post, Kalei!!!
    Gorgeous top pic…..just perfect!
    Wow, that’s some event Pamela Pike has set up for next year!…and for a good cause too….oh, I wish I could go!
    Shelley’s so creative….those scrapbooks look wonderful already!
    Awesome SOS duet by LL and DA….great harmony & D’s lower registers are da bomb!
    Wowza on the MKOCT pics….hope he wears that kind of outfit again…looks really FINE!

  2. kimk says:

    Kalei thank you!

    loving the Sounds of David event.. too bad it is all the way in CA!!!

  3. sarahhazel says:

    KarenVivienConducto ‏@krnbbyn

    @DavidArchie Why are your Archies retweeting your old tweets? They’re making me miss you even more. </3

  4. VaBeachArchie says:

    Good morning sarahhazel, kimk and FOD! HAPPY WEDNESDAY! It is a HAPPY day for me…computer issues are gone! YAY!

    AMAZING post Kalei! You always make the post FUN and loaded with goodies! THANKS! Can’t EVER have enough vids, pics and art work of David! Thanks to all for sharing! Pamela Pike’s event, Sounds of David sounds AWESOME and for a GREAT cause!

    Shelley…What a memory filled scrapbook that will be!! A real keepsake!

    Well off to vote and catch up on yesterday’s comments! Back to my two job schedule…have to get back in the swing of things! lol ENJOY YOUR DAY! Hugs to all!

  5. Martha says:

    Hope Karen doesn’t see this: (Old David Tweet):

    David Archuleta‏@DavidArchie

    Wow idk why but all of a sudden I got exhausted and keep drifting in and out of consciousness lol. Stay up David.

  6. sarahhazel says:

    Martha–that tweet was strangely worrisome and funny at the same time….LOL….a David original!

  7. sarahhazel says:

    The most adorable 20-second epic slip-up ever! (1:12-1:32)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsLO72WSOl4&feature=related

  8. Jhen says:

    Hello everyone!
    Wow! Sound of David, sounds like a fun show.
    Amazing Shelley memories scrapbooks.
    Because of David tweeted he eat alligator hotdog, I did try it after a week he tweeted about it, it taste good like a chicken meat, but a little stronger in taste.

  9. kimk says:

    sarahhazel ha if ever he decides to scrub the piano and just sing we will miss out on all those epic faces and goofs.. hoping come 2014 he does the same with the guitar!!! :)

  10. cq#DA2014 says:

    Fabuloso Wednesday post Kalei.

  11. sarahhazel says:

    kimk–LOL…scrub?! hope not….cuz he makes up for those lil’ mistakes big time and gets cuter too!

  12. sarahhazel says:

    Jhen–they have alligator hotdog there in the Archuleta capital of Asia?….someday I’ll try one too….haha!

  13. Martha says:

    Wonderful post, Kalei! The Sounds of David Event sounds great, may go visit my daughter then, she lives in that area!

    One of my most favorite old David tweets:

    David Archuleta ‏@DavidArchie
    I almost put body lotion in my hair… Woops. Good thing I checked the label. Shampoo and conditioner were 2 in 1 bottle at this hotel.

  14. cq#DA2014 says:

    I’m curious about the ring David was wearing in the EH video. I notice that sometimes he has had it on at various times in the last serveral years, but not all the time. I’m just wondering if it’s symbal for purity, like the Jonas Brother use to wear.
    Non of my business really, but just curious if it’s a Mormon religious thing.

  15. sarahhazel says:

    I like it when he explains something and says, “….you know what?…..” :)

  16. sarahhazel says:

    Martha–he is the best!….keep it coming!….what about the “mistaken identity (or not)” tweets, or the “washing a shirt in the middle of the night” tweets?….those are epic!…well, all his tweets are epic!

  17. kimk says:

    cq not lds but think it is a CTR ring? Choose The Right I think? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CTR_ring#CTR_ring

  18. sarahhazel says:

    Jasmine Abelgas ‏@quinnxwaldorf

    “@reiko11394: It’s actually really hard to explain how awesome this guy @DavidArchie You’re too much! http://pic.twitter.com/gwNXUwKw” #bb #imisshim

  19. sarahhazel says:

    Aisim ‏@aisimchan

    Quick!! Rush to Rock Corner SubangParade Outlet to grab UR copy of David Archuleta BEGIN. Stock limited!! @DavidArchie http://bit.ly/TmwDVp

  20. sarahhazel says:

    kimk–hmmm, his ring doesn’t look like that in the video….maybe a different design?

  21. bychance says:

    Oh,man, I promised myself I wasn’t going to comment today because I too often say things when I have nothing to say!….but dang it!….that “most adorable epic slip-up ever”!!! aaawwwwwwwww…..could he get any cuter??!!! That put a smile one my face that I’m pretty sure will last all day!!! Thank you, sarahazel!

  22. sarahhazel says:

    by chance–it’s my new (old) daily obsession….makes me smile from ear to ear each time!….you’re welcome. :)

  23. sarahhazel says:

    ♪♥Marylee~#DA2014♥♪ ‏@Marylee_DA2014

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5w16NJcNFc&list=PLD89CE73889C85EE7&index=78&feature=plpp_video <- so many great @DavidArchie tributes from the fans~ck out .50 marker ~my favorite moment of all. :)

  24. Jhen says:

    sarah- yes, we have it , there are also patties and sisig of alligator, they sometimes called crocodile meat. But I can only eat hotdog and burger type, not the sisig.

  25. Martha says:

    Old Tweets:

    David Archuleta ‏@DavidArchie
    Went for a run this morning, only I nearly broke down and froze to death! lol. Pushed myself a little too much I guess.

    David Archuleta ‏@DavidArchie
    On our way back. Paparazzi is following us. Kinda random lol. If only people had more productive things to do with their day

    David Archuleta ‏@DavidArchie
    I say “Hi I’m lost I just need to turn around.” guy says “David Archuleta is lost?” should that really be surprising? Lol

    These were reposted by Penny #DA2014 (@dangitdavid) yesterday on twitter. Love to see them.

  26. Jhen says:

    When I see David smile, the whole world stop for a while lol

  27. sarahhazel says:

    Heather ❤ DA2014 ‏@Heather_DA2014

    I may have blared @DavidArchie’s lil red CD in my car in traffic this morning while singing my lungs off :) Hehe.

  28. sarahhazel says:

    Heather ❤ DA2014 ‏@Heather_DA2014

    David pic day 10! 17 and perfect :) #DavidArchie #DA2014 http://instagr.am/p/PMrLdLQU5f/

  29. sarahhazel says:

    Martha—love reading those tweets again!….Not sure but…the first one I think was in UK?….where he had to go find a place to keep warm again and a nice older lady helped him there?

  30. Martha says:

    sarahhazel – yes! I think it was the UK…I remember now about someone helping him! I wish someone would publish all his tweets in a book.

  31. sarahhazel says:

    Aaaah….those glorious (really) high notes!…..how does he do it?!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANGk4Az8VlI&feature=relmfu

  32. Jhen says:

    Martha- I love all David old tweets, make me miss him more lol His randomness.

  33. sarahhazel says:

    Martha—OMJ….”David Archuleta Tweets” book…..that would be so awesome!

  34. sarahhazel says:

    Jhen–I know, makes you happy and sad at the same time.

  35. sarahhazel says:

    Oh, my….a 7.9 quake in Costa Rica.

  36. Martha says:

    Jhen – they are totally him. You couldn’t make these up if you tried. Imagine if he could send tweets from Chile: “Have to buy a new pair of shoes haha, wore this pair out in two months” or “waved to someone over their fence & they ran inside their house, guess I won’t wave when they are near their front door haha”

  37. sarahhazel says:

    And a tsunami warning for Chile because of that CR quake……
    Chile navy issues tsunami alert warning for country’s coast
    http://news.yahoo.com/chile-navy-issues-tsunami-alert-warning-countrys-coast-150353675.html

  38. sarahhazel says:

    Martha–LOL….if only he was allowed to tweet!

  39. kimk says:

    http://chartcentral.frihost.net/cc/

    breanne #DA2014 ‏@breanneruss
    @DavidArchie’s Everybody Hurts, Broken & I’ll Never Go are all on Chart Central. Vote 1 song hourly:

  40. sarahhazel says:

    breanne #DA2014 ‏@breanneruss

    @DavidArchie’s Everybody Hurts, Broken & I’ll Never Go are all on Chart Central. Vote 1 song hourly: http://chartcentral.frihost.net/cc/

  41. kimk says:

    Pinoy Archies ‏@Pinoy_Archies
    Please vote for Everybody Hurts – David Archuleta on
    http://myxph.com/default.aspx
    . Thank you. :)

  42. sarahhazel says:

    Where is David’s new assignment now? Is it still in the Rancagua area? Anybody know?

  43. bychance says:

    sarahhazel…….I want a dvd of the whole Manilla concert!….seriously so good!!!!

    And the darling tweets!!!….now I think I need to go back and start reading tweets….another thing to catch up on! Bye for now!

  44. kimk says:

    Rammyla Firsty ‏@MylaFirsty
    Earthquake w/ tsunami alert in Chile where David Archuleta is there. Gosh, please protect him wherever he is :”’|

  45. kimk says:

    Mrinalini Subba ‏@iAMnot__insane
    The girl who will marry David Archuleta in the future will be real lucky !!

  46. Martha says:

    sarahhazel – He is still in the Rancagua mission, he moved areas to Machali from Buin

  47. sarahhazel says:

    sandritangel #DA2014 ‏@sandritangel

    David Archuleta picture of the Day Credito to JenLeighBarry http://fb.me/EaIMH9k1

  48. kimk says:

    oh no!!

    breanne #DA2014 ‏@breanneruss
    Broken by @DavidArchie LOST it’s lead on @WISE_RADIO’s Music Challenge!! VOTE!!!
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wise-Radio/181618691893576?ref=ts&sk=app_208195102528120

  49. Martha says:

    Sorry, didn’t put a WARNING to not read

  50. sarahhazel says:

    Martha–thanks…..hope that area’s far from the coastline where the tsunami alert is.

  51. kimk says:

    hope all is safe with everybody in the earth quake zone.. especially David!! :(

  52. Martha says:

    ***WARNING, ABOUT CHILE MISSION, DON’T READ THE NEXT SENTENCE***

    He was also made the Senior Companion, so I guess he got a promotion.

  53. Jhen says:

    I hope David is safe and everyone in Chile and Costa Rica

  54. cq#DA2014 says:

    Kimk, thanks for the link about the ring, satisfied my curiousity.
    Man, hoping that everyone is safe in Chile…it really would help if Kari would let us fans know that David is ok.

  55. breanne says:

    sarahhazel & kimk, thanks for putting my tweets up about Chart Central & @WISE_RADIO. I went to bed about 11 pm my time last night & Broken was ahead by 3,000 votes. I just got a break at work & now it is down by about 500 votes. WTHECK?!?! We have until 8 pm ET Friday to vote:
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wise-Radio/181618691893576?ref=ts&sk=app_208195102528120

  56. sarahhazel says:

    Well, I guess Rancagua is near the coastlines too.
    http://www.freeworldmaps.net/southamerica/chile/map.html

  57. Martha says:

    ***WARNING, CHILE MISSION STUFF***

    sarahhazel – Sorry, let me correct. He was in Buin/Paine and transferred to Rancagua II/Machali III. All is under the Rancagua Chile Mission. I may be in trouble now.

  58. sarahhazel says:

    Martha–thanks again…..& no, you’re not in trouble. LOL

  59. Good morning all my Archies. I pray that the tsunami is away from Rancagua. Please keep everyone safe. Love reading all the past David tweets. I remember them all.
    Kalei, great post as usual, love your post this morning. A lot of goodies. Thank you for posting the polls in the front page, it makes it so much easier to remember to vote.
    Breanna, i know what you mean about wise voting poll. David was ahead when i went to bed and now he is behind. Keep voting.
    Jhen, you are brave, i am not good at trying new things like alligator or other meats besides beef and chicken and fish, turkey.

  60. Jhen, if you are still here . I have a package to send to Cembo Makati City, Phillippines, Don’t have zip code for. Does every city have a zip code?

  61. sydnie says:

    Oh no, not earthquake & tsunami again! Hope everyone’s ok in Chile, Costa Rica & areas affected! :(
    Remember reading an missionary’s account of his ordeal during & after an earthquake in Chile, his family didn’t hear from him for days……K, must stay calm & not overreact. Hope D gets to contact his family to let them know he’s ok!

  62. Martha says:

    Sony Music Indonesia ‏@SonyMusicID
    Our new release for September: @thescript @DavidArchie @Pink @IncubusBand @passionpit @Timomatictheone Get them all! :D

  63. Sydnie, that is a little too close for comfort.

  64. sarahhazel says:

    sydnie–that’s right….let’s stay calm & just pray for everyone’s safety over there.

  65. sydnie says:

    Kalei, thanks for the post……Sounds of David sounds interesting, will check out later! Maybe I’ll pay a sister a visit in April, she lives near Newport Beach hehe! :D
    Martha, thanks i don’t see a link tho but great D got promoted…..does it mean he’s training newbies now?

  66. Jhen says:

    Linda- Yes, everycity have zip code, Cembo Makati zip code 1214.
    I’m very adventure when it comes to foods just like David lol, but I can’t eat some foods like fried worms , insects and snake meat lol But different countries specialty foods I really love to eat those.

  67. tami lyn says:

    tsunami waves could arrive this afternoon on chile coast! how far is david from the coast??!

  68. Jhen, thank you so much for the information. Address didn’t come with zip code. Your a doll.
    Have to go now and mail all these packages.
    Will be back after i do my errands.
    Pray that everyone is safe from tsunami.
    Jhen insects, snake, worms, aye! aye! aye! not for me. Of course if i’m stranded in a deserted island with no food, well a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do.

  69. Martha says:

    ***WARNING, YOU KNOW WHY***

    syndie – here’s the link, its shows a pic of him with his group and states CM next to his name. That means Senior Companion. He wasn’t this in the last picture.

    http://chilerancaguamission.org/zonas.html

  70. tami lyn says:

    omg i think santiago might be right on the coastline or very near to it! anyone know for sure?

  71. Jhen says:

    Bye for Now FOD family, have to sleep now, hope everything fine in Chile , Costa Rica and other affected area. I know God will protect David.

  72. sydnie says:

    sarahhazel, I live in SF & eventhough I’ve been here all my life I still get antsy & nervous with the slightest movements…….most people here are calm & usually ignore everything lol.
    Linda from Cali, ot but are you a LA Dodgers fan? They’ll be battling my team, sf giants, for the divisional championship & play each other 6 times within the next couple weeks! Things are heating & will be exciting if you’re into baseball! :D

  73. sydnie says:

    Bye Jhen!
    Thanks Martha!

  74. Sydnie, yes Dodger fan for life. GO! DODGERS! And may the best team win!
    Got to go now. BBL

  75. sarahhazel says:

    tami lyn–I posted a map at 10:37…..it is near the coastline….most of Chile is.

  76. sarahhazel says:

    Nite, Jhen!

  77. sarahhazel says:

    Awkward, funny and….flirty (the girl was)….LOL
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBI0Ln7UXA0&feature=related

  78. tami lyn says:

    thanks for that map sarah. wonder if they will have to evacuate? wish david was on a plane right now out of there

  79. OoO says:

    David’s sales # is not on the 9/5/12 listing again on MJ Blogs. Does anyone know where else I CAN FIND? I really hope that they don’t take to long to decide to keep David in a safe area.

  80. Grace says:

    Morning FOD!!
    Thanks Kalei for your wonderful post!!
    Pamela Pike is planning a great event for David fans!! Impressive! Dang! Too far away.
    Earthquake with tsunami alert in Chile ?? Hope he’s safe. There is never a dull moment in Davidland although he’s not here ……

  81. tami lyn says:

    grace- i was just telling a friend of mine that exact thing this morning. she said- what could there be to talk about every day? i said- yeah you’d think there wouldn’t be anything to say but there is always something david related happening every day! and today it’s an earthquake and tsunami :(

  82. tami lyn says:

    yay! tsunami warning canceled!!! thankyou God :)

  83. sarahhazel says:

    tami lyn–that’s good to hear.

  84. Grace says:

    tami lyn, you are right. If we didn’t create something to talk about (as mods do everyday), then the mother nature would call for our attention. Can’t avoid his presence, can we. lol. Although David is away, his promise to return to music pulls us in together and we come back here, FOD, everyday.

    Watched America Got Talent and saw the Imagine performance. He was good enough to get a standing O from Howard Stern. He seems to have sung for a long time (maybe at bars or something), but his version was nothing special to me. But at AGT, the real treat for me was a dog show!!! I loved their performance and would love to see them again at the finale and hopefully they win it all!! lol. I can’t even train my dog to roll over or shake hands, but those dogs were acting like human with a brain!!

  85. nora says:

    thank God the tsunami threat is cancelled, now we can relax for the rest of the day.

    Wish we could get at least 4 or 5 people to vote on the wise poll all at once, that is my wish, but it is ok if you do not. I will continue to keep on voting on the wise poll for a while.

  86. tami lyn says:

    grace- oh no, i missed AGT last night! maybe i can find that imagine performance online? yeah i can’t imagine anyone could possibly do it as good as david :)

  87. Anita says:

    Thanks Kalei for this wonderful post. I’m super excited to see that Pamela Pike has put together a luncheon in David’s honor! How special is that?!!!! Dang, I wish I knew for sure I could go, but I don’t think I can.

    I’m relieved that the tsunami warning is canceled.

  88. LurkyTurkey says:

    Sorry I wasn’t able to return here until now to thank those who responded to my question yesterday. Got me thinking again. Thank you

  89. kimk says:

    sarahhazel lol that interview.. I swear that boy will be snatched up right quick when he comes home from his mission. he is just the cutest thing out there!!!

  90. Grace says:

    tami lyn, I am sure you can find a video on Youtube. Mj’s usually covers AGT, but I don’t know if she still does that. I haven’t been to her blog for a long time. His voice is gritty gravelly and doesn’t sing like a nervous amateur. lol.

    LurkyTurkey, to answer to your question… I think most of music buyers don’t care about singers’ personal stuff; their personality, family, rumors, gossips etc. Itunes top selling songs are good examples. People just buy because music sounds good or sometimes buy based on their popularity regardless of music quality. A lot of people even don’t listen to lyrics nor do they care.

  91. blue says:

    glad the tsunami warning was cancelled. and i’m glad i didn’t know about the tsunami until it was already cancelled.

  92. sarahhazel says:

    kimk–won’t be surprised….he is the most eligible bachelor in Utah…haha!

  93. Checking in before work! Thankful that the tsunami warning was canceled! One thing that can’t be controlled is the weather…SCARY!

    tami-lyn…had computer issues and didn’t get to see your song lyrics until today! You do have a way with words! Will look forward to hearing the finished SONG!

    Thanks to all for the links to all things David! Don’t have as much David time since I’m back on Nana patrol and work! Appreciate it!

    Off to do some voting and then off to work! ENJOY YOUR DAY! :)

  94. tami lyn says:

    VaBeach~ thanks so much!! :) only problem now is trying to come up with a good melody without a piano. think i need to look for just a keyboard at target or wal-mart. cannot afford a whole piano lol!

  95. nora says:

    have to leave to get dinner, will vote for a little while tonight, having company. Maybe somebody can help vote wise poll, we are catching up.

    Sjg-sorry I had to leave you voting will try to come back for a while later.

  96. nora says:

    I meant sgj ok

  97. Nora! I will go help SGJ vote on wise.

  98. Martha says:

    Kari Sellards ‏@kariontour
    Happy Birthday @MarkNilanJr I hope you have a wonderful day!

    @MarkNilanJr
    Keyboardist/Composer. Keyboard player on Glee and for David Archuleta.

  99. nora says:

    thanks Linda

  100. Charlotte says:

    Hey all,
    Saw something about the earthquake on AOL, but didn’t see that it was 7.9. Yikes! Wouldn’t be surprised if David felt it, even if only mildly. As a SoCal girl I know from experience how far those suckers can send their vibrations. Thank God the tsunami warning was cancelled. I do not need that worry on top of wondering if he’s doing okay each day. Chile is all along the coast of SA, but Santiago and Rancagua are closer to the mountains on the eastern side then the coast on the west, so hopefully he’s far enough away from any potential tsunami zones.
    ..Warning on this next part..
    Wonder if him making senior companion after only four and a half months(in the field) is normal or if he’s being his usual superstar self and excelling at his work as he always does. It seems fast, but I don’t know how the rankings are earned or what’s the normal time frame for promotions. Wouldn’t be surprised to see him move up even more in rank(if possible) as he goes on.
    Also, happy birthday to keyboardist Mark. Hope it’s a wonderful one :)

  101. LurkyTurkey says:

    I’ve been negligent in not thanking all the people who keep this place going. I love the old pics and videos so much. Thank you so very much for the posts that I know take a ton of work. I truly enjoy seeing what each new day brings. I don’t get a chance to post often but I hope each of you know what joy you bring to our lives.

  102. Charlotte says:

    Running an errand to Walmart(will check CD stock while I’m there). Be back later.

  103. I was just thinking. David got to hear and partly see the contestants on AI this year. So he will only miss the 2013 AI. He will be back in time fro the last half of AI in 2014. Just thinking, trying to keep my mind busy, I know i shouldn’t keep repeating this, but sure would love a ” Hi there, David here.”/ks

  104. Happy Birthday to Mark Nilan Jr. Davids Music Director and pianist of his archuband in his Asian tour and MKOC tour.

  105. tami lyn says:

    well i certainly hope david and the other missionaries are allowed to call home to let their families know that they are ok considering it was a major earthquake!

  106. sarahhazel says:

    LOL
    Hɑƞƞɑɧ ✌ ‏@McDurbinators
    …but why does David Archuleta have 1 million followers

    Emma Peach Bryan ✨ Emma Peach Bryan ✨ ‏@EmmaAlaina
    @McDurbinators because he’s cuteeee

    Hɑƞƞɑɧ ✌ Hɑƞƞɑɧ ✌ ‏@McDurbinators
    @EmmaAlaina But I don’t like David Archuleta I like David Cook xD

  107. kimk says:

    sarahhazel lol.. well he is!

  108. meganloves2lol says:

    really random but one of the biggest things i miss with david being gone is the vlogs. i pretty much hate school, and when david would have a blog, my day would get so much better! i miss those so much. my mom and i would watch the vlogs together and laugh. just really miss “hey guys!! it’s david here”

  109. Ali says:

    tami lyn – the earthquake was in the ocean off the coast of costa rica. that’s roughly 3,000 miles from chile. the tsunami warning was merely a precaution as waves triggered by a quake far away can travel long distances. they would not have felt the earthquake in chile.

  110. Sparkles2 (Big Time Lurker) says:

    Hey all…just lurking and helping with vote. David is in 2nd place. We need to fix that! Wise Radio… :sad:

  111. kimk says:

    miss it all.

  112. sarahhazel says:

    megan–miss the vlogs too….and the tweets….and pretty much everything.

  113. Ali says:

    OoO – You won’t see David’s album numbers listed at MJ’s with the info from Idol Chatter. Since BEGIN is no longer in the BB200, Brian cannot get numbers on it anymore. He can get numbers for those out of the BB200 in country-related genres and also a couple other exceptions like those on the Heatseekers chart but he rarely gets anything other than that.

    That’s why I said before that numbers are much harder for us as fans to come by once the album is out of the BB200. Industry people who have access to the (very expensive) full chart numbers know but they usually are not posted out for public consumption.
    Its possible we might get some numbers for the current week (week 4) at some point but I haven’t seen anything yet.

    However, I did luck out today and come across some numbers from last week. Again, these are LAST WEEK’s numbers. I didn’t find anything for overall sales but found a listing for physical album sales. That means only actual physical purchases are being tallied — this would exclude album downloads from places like iTunes, Amazon and Deseret.

    BEGIN. sold 1942 physical albums in Week 3 of release, a decline of 34% from the physical album sales of Week 2.

    As I said, I don’t have TOTAL albums sold for Week 3 but usually the vast majority of albums sold are physical so a safe (low) number to estimate for last week is approximately 2,000 albums sold. Which would give him overall albums sales for the first 3 weeks of at least 16,500 albums. Again, just estimating.

    If I see any number or chart info for this week, I’ll let you guys know :)

  114. Martha says:

    meganloves2lol – I know what you mean. Just seeing him talking to us kind of lifts your spirits and makes you smile.

  115. sarahhazel says:

    Sparkles–voting!!!

  116. sarahhazel says:

    Ali–thanks so much for that info! :)

  117. sarahhazel says:

    sandritangel #DA2014 ‏@sandritangel

    1’197,160 followers. So close to 1’200,000 Follow @DavidArchie

  118. Ali says:

    Ohhh, forgot to mention that the place that had the BEGIN numbers also had an update on CFTH sales!

    Its at 258,137 albums sold as of last week.

    I love that album.

  119. sarahhazel says:

    Ali–awesome!!!

  120. Martha says:

    Thanks, Ali

  121. Ali says:

    You’re welcome sarahhazel & Martha!

    Sorry I was so long-winded in that first post. I think I get carried away sometimes with my own typing lol. ;p

  122. going to vote on wise -poll now, BBL

  123. Martha says:

    Ali – don’t mind your long posts. They have interesting info to me.

  124. Charlotte says:

    Hey all,
    Back from Walmart. No David anywhere to be found in their music department. My Walmart stinks for that, but they do have great deals elsewhere.
    Ali, thanks for the album sales info. BEGIN might not be on the BB200, but it’s still selling. Now if only all stores had it, it’d sell even more.
    Hear that Walmart? Start stockin’, LoL
    Thanks, also Ali, for the tidbit about the earthquake. Glad David wouldn’t have felt it. They don’t really get quakes in UT, so who knows how much it might freak him out to feel one, especially a huge one like that one was. They always freak me out when we get them here in SoCal, no matter how big or small they are. If I feel it, I freak.

  125. Ali says:

    Martha – :)

    Charlotte – I’ve never felt a real earthquake before (a couple little 3 or 4s but that’s it). I have noooooo desire to either.
    I think BEGIN. is selling well for the circumstances. As an independent release with no promo and its a cover album…pretty good sales imo. And the fact there was only a 34% drop off in physical sales from week 2 to week 3 was impressive to me. Glad that many people were able to FIND the physical album lol.

  126. Charlotte says:

    Ali, you are soooooo lucky you’ve never felt a unsubstantial quake. I’ve felt four of them; ’89, ’92, ’94, and ’99 and I’d rather not feel any more.
    ITA, about BEGIN. I think it’s probably turned a profit by now, or at least I hope it has. I’d love for David to come home to a nice chunk of profit change that he can spend or save as he pleases. If folks are finding hard copies here, they’re probably getting them at bookstores. B&N is the only one I’ve seen in my area that has even one copy on their shelves. Walmart, Target or Best Buy, forget it.

  127. breanne says:

    I’ll try again on the Everybody Hurts mv link:
    http://www.youtu.be/-UrNy_YtMUo

  128. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Hi everyone. I’ve been voting at Wise. I didn’t have connection late last night and first part of day. Boy, did we fall behind big time. We need some serious help. Glad to see that Sparles2 is voting. Thanks. Please help! We need to get about 1500 votes to be even. We can do it, if you all help. Going there now. BBL

  129. Charlotte says:

    On my last post, I meant substantial, sans the ‘un’. Darn typos.

  130. jazzy says:

    I’m not surprised David is already moving up the ranks. Not only because he’s probably doing fantastic as a missionary but he’s also 2 years old than most of the others. I would imagine he is more mature and ready for added responsibility. Plus he has spent so much time on his own already that maybe the lifestyle adjustment was easier for him. I’ll bet they are very happy to have him there.

  131. jazzy says:

    oops moving up *in* the ranks

  132. jazzy says:

    oh jeez, haha. I need to read before I send. Another typo. He is NOT two years old. ;) He is two years OLDER. Oof.

  133. I’ll meet you at Wise SGJ, Ali thank you for the info on the Begin album sales and chart. Its appreciated. BBL

  134. Charlotte says:

    Jazzy, I agree. Maturity goes a long way and David has always been beyond his years. I agree, too, that all the touring probably made it easier on him to adjust to being away from home. He already is more than half the time.

  135. sydnie says:

    Ali, you’re quite the wizard in stats & numbers – thanks so much for the info! :D

    Charlotte, where are you in SoCal…..my sis & her hubby live in orange county and their girls are in west la/Santa Monica area so I visit SoCal quite often! Went to most of D’s SoCal concerts, good times! :D

  136. sarahhazel says:

    David is probably a lot busier now with his responsibilities as senior companion. Hope we get even an itty-bitty tweet (via ks) from him soon.

  137. sarahhazel says:

    Got a lot of voting done today and multitasking of course throughout the day. Busy makes the day go faster. Is it 2014 yet? LOL
    Have a good night everyone…..take care peeps and sweet David dreams!!! :) :) :)

  138. Charlotte says:

    Sydnie, I’m in San Bernardino, halfway between LA and Palm Springs and about an hour from the OC and Santa Monica. The OC has become my usual David haunt. I’ve seen him at the Grove in Anaheim three times.

  139. Charlotte says:

    Sarahhazel, I’d love to know what all the different ranks entail and what duties each performs besides the obvious. Some are sort of self explanatory(zone leaders are probably like department managers, for example), but I’d be curious as to what David’s duties would be, other than the door to door stuff.

  140. sydnie says:

    jazzy lmao @ the two years old typo hahaha! :D
    David’s finally older than most of the people he’s hanging with for a change, gosh been quite a journey watching him grow & mature into adulthood!

  141. kimk says:

    what would be after senior compaion?

  142. Charlotte, i’m from So Cal. I live 1hr 1/2 away from Palm springs. @ and !/2 from San Berdu. would be nice to meet for lunch someday.

  143. sorry, thats 2 1/2 hrs from San Berdu

  144. Charlotte says:

    Linda, definitely would be great to meet up sometime. I’m usually all over the IE for my work as a private tutor, so the choices of where would be nearly endless.

  145. Charlotte Great. We will have to plan sometime. I know there is a fan in tamecula & Rancho cucamonga i think. I didn’t get to go to the Socal Fan lunch, did you?

  146. OoO says:

    Thanks Ali.

  147. Charlotte says:

    Linda, no I didn’t get to go to the lunch. For one I was going out of town that day for a church thing and for two, I get around by bus(can’t afford a car) so traveling can be tricky. We’ll figure something out, though.

  148. bds says:

    After Senior Companion he could become a District Leader and then a Zone Leader. He probably did well learning the teaching lessons and also the language and that is why he became a Senior Companion.

  149. I guess i will go do some voting, BBL

  150. sydnie says:

    Charlotte, wow so cool….I was at the Anaheim Grove three times as well! :D will have to meet next time D tours there again!
    Linda, isn’t it great to know there’re fellow Archies in the neighborhood! :D
    Megan, hope you figure out how to enjoy school more and have fun while you learn, good luck & all my best……David will be back before you know it! :D

  151. Charlotte says:

    bds, thanks for the info. Wouldn’t be surprised at all to see him go all the way in the rankings. He puts 200% into everything he does.

  152. Charlotte says:

    Sydnie, definitely, we’ll have to meet up next tour. I’m already saving in hopes of affording VIP for the first time. Every penny I find goes in the fund :)

  153. sydnie says:

    bds, thanks!
    Sgj, we need to have Facebook to vote wise radio?

  154. kimk says:

    bds thanks.. agree with what Charlotte said. have all the confidence he will do splendidly over there.

  155. sydnie says:

    Charlotte, my VIP experience was ruined by bf….I initially just wanted to stay back & watch while D m&g fans but bf talked me into going up to take pic with D & strike up a convo! Very ambitious but I failed big time…..mumbled something incoherent & not sure what happened after that, didn’t even look into his eyes when I said hi ugh! :(
    So be warned haha!

  156. Miss Vicki #DA2014 says:

    So glad I didn’t know about the quake and tsunami warnings until they were over…..That is one of my biggest fears while David is away….that there will be some natual disaster…..God keep him safe….Also so glad he is moving up in the ranks and has been promoted to Senior Companion….He is still our beloved, handsome, overachiever…LOL….Miss Vicki

  157. Miss Vicki #DA2014 says:

    Haven’t heard from Idamae lately…..Hope she is OK….Miss Vicki

  158. Charlotte says:

    Sydnie, I know how you feel. I won passes for the tiny M&G that they had in 2010 and, while I loved every second of it, it was so fast that I didn’t get to say anything other than introducing myself(and I was surprised that that came out coherently). Pretty sure I didn’t make eye contact either. I know I meant to, but either I looked down at the last second or my mind blanked right at that second because I don’t remember looking into those beautiful eyes. Next time definitely.

  159. sydnie says:

    My SoCal nieces (bit older than D) were just here for a visit & I was pleasantly surprised they recognized David’s voice when I played BEGIN. – they don’t watch ai at all but knew David from randomly seeing his appearances at the LA Grove & his concert billboard at LA live (Nokia theater)! Goes to show the uniqueness of D’s voice & that his star quality is undeniable! Just wanted to share. :D
    Kimk, hope you had a great time with the grand babies…..loved those little gladiator sandals!

  160. pocoelsy says:

    Hello all,

    Kalei, thank you for this great post, David has the best fans any artists could ask for even while he’s away the fansites and even individual still keep the house fire burning so brightly; organise charities events, lunch.. meeting, I’m proud to be one of his fan :).

    I went to the mall where I live but still BEGIN is nowhere to be seen..yet!!, oh well it’s a small town… I’m glad they have it in KL though since most of his Malaysian fans prolly live there :).

    Ali, love your stat and love to see he’s doing well too , I know nothing about the sale and stuff so thank you so much for the explanation too :)

  161. Miss Vicki #DA2014 says:

    pocoelsy….I have been to every Walmart, Best Buy and Target near me and the only copy of Begin that I saw was the one that Borders Books held for me to purchase the day the album came out…They said they only got two copies…..I am amazed that David has sold so many copies already without having any of the CDs in stores….Miss Vicki

  162. sydnie says:

    pocoelsy, Miss Vicki, I haven’t seen BEGIN. anywhere in SF & not even the targets in daly city….oh well, guess I’ll have to continue order online!
    Ah it’s nice/relaxing to be home by myself finally, all guests are gone! Peace & quiet time to enjoy some sports on tv & chat about my favorite artist haha! Can’t believe it’s football season already, good game between cowboy/giants game & watching the us open tennis as well!

  163. sydnie says:

    Ugh, sorry about typos blaming iPad lol!
    Oh so much for quiet time, bf on his way with dinner haha! Good night all, really fun visiting FOD tonight! :D

  164. Miss Vicki #DA2014 says:

    Hey sydnie…I’m just learning about football….(we are a baseball and golf family). My son goes to Va Tech and I had so much fun watching the VA Tech vs. GA Tech game on Monday night….My hubby had to explain the game to me , but it was fun texting my son who was actually at the game in Blacksburg about all the touchdowns VA Tech scored…..(they ended up beating GA Tech at the last minute)…….I guess VT football will have to fill one one my David voids……Night all…..Miss Vicki

  165. nora says:

    breanne-you should give the Wise-Radio challenge info on every post some people think you have to have facebook. Those other people for poets I think they stay up all night and vote or they have something that votes automatically for them, maybe if we could get 4 or 5 people to vote all at once we could get a head. Thanks

    Have been voting for a while. Going to bed now.

  166. jeani/ut says:

    Last week when I went to a football game I saw David and Begin on the huge 3 sided billboard at the University Mall. That was a surprise.
    My son in law, that I went with, said he always hears a commercial for Begin on the Radio to and from work.
    Then he said, “Isn’t Zero Gravity great. I listened to that on the way home.” He said he listens to Christmas From the Heart all year round.

  167. OoO says:

    This is my thought of David promoted in ranking I hope that this will not make him feels more responsible for more work that he is doing and made him feel like he needs to stay longer.

  168. Robin Tuyen says:

    Jedi4Life (^_^)* ‏@Jedi4Life
    Hola NOR-CAL Archies! Since 9/9 will not work for most, may I suggest 9/23 or 9/30, for a brunch or dinner meetup?

    Hi sydnie, elysian, are you still here? can you make 9/23?

  169. Good morning FOD! HAPPY THURSDAY!

    nora…Been voting on the Wise Radio challenge ….up against a group of go-getters for sure!

    Miss Vicki, snydie…LOVE football…especially college! SO EASY to get hooked, especially if you have a SPECIAL team to follow! VT is a good team and that makes it even more exiciting! ENJOY!

    Well Nana patrol calls! ENJOY YOUR DAY!

  170. kimk says:

    Good morning folks!

    Jeani that is great.. promo for Begin and David!!

    Rowzzz ‏@ArchieGabee
    thank u for making me sob

    http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m9vqgrU8Yy1qcx48ro1_500.gif

  171. kimk says:

    Vote Everybody Hurts on MYX!

    http://myxph.com/default.aspx

  172. pocoelsy says:

    I was trying my new phone so I tried call my number and I was greeted with “Things are gonna get better” ahhh I almost forgot I’ve had this as my caller ringtone since the TOSOD came out, no wonder everyone who call me always in a good mood !!! and brought back to the very first time David performed it with full force conviction!!!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIb5EJK0x-s&feature=related

    Kimk, vote :)

  173. kimk says:

    http://youtu.be/qvoFTlj7bAg

    When You Say You Love Me SLC

    lol might not of been the best David vid to watch.. emotional suicide.
    what a fabulous concert.. time in his life and ours.

  174. GGDoorsfan says:

    Good Morning FOD!

  175. GGDoorsfan says:

    Hugs Kimk (((hugs)))!

    I’m off to attend the last day of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte – so excited, amped and pumped! Been working like mad doing tons of volunteer work and other good stuff this year, and this caps it off. Will give you all a wave if the camera catches me, lol

  176. Jhen says:

    Hello everyone!
    I’m not surprise that David moving up his rank, because David is always dedicated in his works, whether it’s singing, acting and of course missionaries work. Just like Jazzy said David is 2 years older than others, so his maturity come with it, he is only baby face, but he is mature in his outlook in life.
    Kimk- David was emotional , When You Said you love Me is one of my favorite song, I wish David could sing it again in his 2014 concert, I never heard him sing that song in Manila concert.
    Pocoelsy- Things are gonna get better always uplift our spirit whenever we feel down.

  177. kimk says:

    GG really??!! will be on the lookout for you.. watched Bill last night and all I could think of was wowza! have the best time!!! :)

  178. kimk says:

    GG ha can you wear one of those wild hats or something we can find you??!

  179. GGDoorsfan says:

    Hi Kimk!

    I’m Fired Up… Ready to Go! Lotsa hugs to you, all the gang from NC – and all the FOD peeps!

  180. sarahhazel says:

    Good morning!!!
    Hello, GG!!!! Have a super time at the DNC Convention!!! Woot!!!

    kimk–dang, you made **sniff** this early with WYSYLM…..that and Heaven from Manila gets me each time! :cry:

  181. VaBeachArchie says:

    Hey GG! Sounds like a rewarding year! ENJOY today! More history in the making!

    kimk…My favorite song sung LIVE by David…WYSYLM! As you can see by the comments…visit that video ALOT! Still makes me all teary!

    Off to throw some votes David’s way!

  182. sarahhazel says:

    kim–hope u don’t mind…hehe…..you changed your avi too!
    kim ‏@kimak
    David Archuleta and President Obama at the White House https://pic.twitter.com/exqLs3cs @DavidArchie

  183. sarahhazel says:

    kimk— ;) :lol:

  184. kimk says:

    never saw that pic before.. he did wear that but is that photoshopped?

  185. sarahhazel says:

    Georgette Makk ‏@geomakk

    Can @DavidArchie vote on the elections for president?

  186. kimk says:

    sarahhazel ha ssshhh.. need to find her!! :)))))

  187. sarahhazel says:

    kimk–it’s not photoshopped.

  188. kimk says:

    sarahhazel found the Lean On M3 video and it says they were waiting for him to come to visit. guess so!! look at his face.. he glows even more then usual!! :)

    http://youtu.be/VNzXizKanSg

    LOVE THE HAIR AND THE DOO!!!!!

  189. kimk says:

    http://youtu.be/WqmyCaMe7j0

    karenkid ‏@karenkkid
    We love you David Archuleta, We really do:

  190. kimk says:

    ma.aurora santos ‏@au_santos
    A 4.5magnitude earthquake hits Chile. #Archies, lets pray for the people of Chile and @DavidArchie safety.

  191. sarahhazel says:

    kimk–LOL that’s a lot of (gorgeous) hair…..I really miss that! (& that outfit too….he really looks good in a vest!)

  192. kimk says:

    CFTH tour.. Baltimore

    https://twimg0-a.akamaihd.net/profile_images/2582646555/d25iipgbw5a1g2x9qhup.jpeg

    me, Angel, Rhodegirl, David, Candy, GG and Marylee!!

    I miss David to bits and back and even more so I miss all the fanfriend fun.
    love you guys!!!

  193. Jhen says:

    sarah- look like David didn’t trim his hair lol, his a little bit natural curl. He looks good in vest.

  194. sarahhazel says:

    kimk–a good-looking bunch of girls right there with David! :)

  195. sarahhazel says:

    Dang, another eq…4.5 quake is not too strong, although it still worries me cuz it’s in Chile……hope it doesn’t get any worse than that.

  196. sarahhazel says:

    Jhen–his hair seems naturally wavy, especially when it’s longer.

  197. sarahhazel says:

    Cheryl ‏@whereisdalove_
    and i dreamt about @davidarchie last night haha.

    LOL….me too….really.

    BTW, love that new fan video….beautiful song too.

  198. sarahhazel says:

    DavidArchie’s chick ‏@davidschickipoo

    2nd Pic of the Day: Sumting sumting from @likezerogravity to make @DavidArchie smile so much, lol, Singapore, Feb 2012 http://pic.twitter.com/IQ5pg4tn

  199. blue says:

    that’s a great picture of david and the president. :)

  200. Jhen says:

    sarah- yes, David is natural wavy, saw him without hair blower, you can still see his wavy hair even in short hair. He is hairy too in arms lol, but not thick or course.
    Hope David and all the people in Chile are safe. We just pray for their safety.
    Kimk- you all are good looking .

  201. sarahhazel says:

    NEW THREAD!

  202. kimk says:

    Jhen lol never noticed his hairy arms!