David Archuleta: New Adventures! Rainbow Remix Anticipation, Remembering Ford Day, Ellen Jaffe Interview Re-visited, #NP, FanTastic Fan Contributions, Billboard Interview re-visited, Vote

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David Archuleta in Portland~ Photo credit/ pretty new edit: Jen Leigh Barry~

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“Be a Rainbow  In Someone Else’s Cloud“ 

~Maya Angelo~

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An Update From David from Kari

Thank you endlessly to Kari for keeping us updated!! This tweet put an extra bit of rainbows and sunshine in my day! :)  ~New days, new adventures..sounds just like David.~

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Rainbow Anticipation

Awesome Rainbow collage by @CanadianArchie

How’s that for Rainbow excitement?!! Thank you Cindy!! *Click to make it even bigger!* oh..you want even more?? Just look below and thank “arvyfany” for this!

A David Archuleta “Rainbow” look! ~Credit Arvyfany on tumblr~

Yes, I admit my quote (above) today was shamelessly chosen  because there’s a rainbow on our horizon! And from the little bit we’ve seen of possible video to be used (see Pastel’s post from yesterday,) it will be fun! A big grateful “Thanks” in advance to Jay Durias,  Paolo Bernaldo, Kari Sellards, the rest of the crew, and of course, David, who once again continues to show great love for his fans by leaving us with new treasures to celebrate during his absence.

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Remembering Ford Day!

Happy 4th Ford Day Anniversary ~credit @peacesignpam~ and Lexie

Ford Day 2008 ~credit Amy~

Today marks the four year anniversary of a very special concert in Michigan. On September 19, 2008, quickly following the last AI tour show in Tulsa, David and David Cook performed a mini-concert at a special “Ford Day corp.” event which also included a number of lucky fans who had purchased available tickets!

Ford Day was a day of very special memories: the appearance of David’s  famous “Ford Day” jacket, David’s first live performance of “Crush,” fans spending time with David and each other away from the AI tour for the first time….

David wrote a little blog for the day which he posted on MySpace: *click to enlarge print*

The photos, videos, and stories from Ford Day are heartfelt and exciting! Many were shared on our site! Here’s a sample of the day ~

Ford Day ~credit Pam

Ford Day 2008 ~credit Dominic~

Ford Day 2008 Credit Pam~

Ford Day 2008 ~credit Patty~

Ford Day 2008 ~Credit Sophie~

Ford Day 2008 Credit ~Janey~

Pam and Lexie gave David a special necklace that day~credit peacesignpam~

He performed CRUSH! (1st time live!), Angels, and Imagine.

Crush~ vid credit MimiC00k

Angels~ vid credit Bubblesark

Imagine~ vid credit Ladyvette826 (hehe David offers he’s better at songs like this that require less energy. ;) ~oh David

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 Ford Day 2008

CLICK HERE  to warp back in time and read the LOVELY FORD DAY posts :)  ***Thankful for archives!! ***

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A Lovely Past Interview Shared by Janey

Late last night, @Janey79 shared a wonderful “find” in her email archives. It was an interview from June, 30th, 2010 by Ellen Jaffe of radio station 101.5 Lite in Miami. It was one of those all too rare “breath of fresh air” interviews where the interviewer truly “got David” and allowed him a nice amount of time to ponder questions and respond.

Janey was in correspondence with Ellen following the interview, and has kindly shared some of Ellen’s words re: David and this interview experience with us:

Here’s an excerpt from my correspondence on 7-25-10, with Ellen: 

When you get a chance, you might want to check out all the comments that were posted on my blog. Your readers are amazing – I have NEVER had so much feedback from a blog post or interview (and I’ve been doing this for 30 years), all positive. Truly amazing.


I’m grateful for this experience – in an industry that’s filled with gossip and nastiness, it’s refreshing to hear from so many kind and positive people.

Click below to read the brief article, comments, and listen to the wonderful embedded audio of the interview. Thank you so much Janey for “bringing this” to us last night! :)

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#NP David Archuleta

David has given us so much music to savor and celebrate over the past 4 years. I find myself listening to songs from all four years every day!! Shanny said it well in a comment last evening :

Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

Oh that ‘Baby, you’re all that I want’ has to be the BEST moment when he sings that word! So much yearning and emotion! Definitely a GAH moment! lolol

Sarahhazel – i’m beginning to find that david has given us so much music that quite a bit of time can pass before you re-listen to some of the older stuff and it feels a bit like reconnecting with an old friend – you are pleasantly reminded how much you enjoyed your old association. :-)

I looked at my twitter feed this morning and found a sampling which correlates with Shanny’s thought. So many fans listening to many songs by David…all at about the same time all over the world!

Just a tiny sample, but pretty cool, huh?  What are you listening to today?

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FanTastic Fans 

I am continually “wowed” by all of the incredible photos, edits, creations, and finds by David’s fans on a daily basis! Here are some of the latest shared:

David Archuleta Alter Bar After Show ~credit AndreaFOD~

Shelley Pic of the day Manchester NH 10-30-09

Wichita Credit Shelley

~credit DDavidArchuleta on tumblr~

MrArchuleta on tumblr_maigm8Af0x1qcuuhco1_500

 @Anneusi “taking BEGIN. to the fandom!”

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 Sam’s Billboard gif set: David addresses autotune!

Click to see it in action, and click below to watch the GREAT 30 minute Q&A session!

And here’s a favorite “Look Around” video by BBgirl9089 with the ever-so-slight autotune..for effect only, of course. :)

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So much I haven’t posted, but i’ll have more tomorrow, too!

Happy Wednesday fans, and remember to put your votes in hourly at Chart Central for David’s music!

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338 Responses to David Archuleta: New Adventures! Rainbow Remix Anticipation, Remembering Ford Day, Ellen Jaffe Interview Re-visited, #NP, FanTastic Fan Contributions, Billboard Interview re-visited, Vote

  1. Martha says:

    David Archuleta ‏@DavidArchie
    Lots of questions on how David is doing. He wanted to let you all know he is doing wonderful. He says “everyday is a new adventure.”(KS)

  2. Martha says:

    Thanks, joanie, for the great post! Lots of interesting things! :)

  3. sarahhazel says:

    Happy 175th day!!! I like that number!!! Thanks for the wonderful goodies, Joanie!!!

    BTW, those comments were all from Shanny, not mine….but it’s cool to see my name there…haha….
    Memories of Ford Day!…First time he sang Crush live! That was super exciting!!!
    Love the fan recaps of that day and pics too!!!
    Look Around, awesome song….would be great for him to sing that live one day! :)

  4. sarahhazel says:

    Martha–thanks for bringing over that DA tweet!

  5. sarahhazel says:

    Had to bring this over from this morn’s convo….sorry, can’t help it…..hehe…..
    Martha says:
    September 19, 2012 at 7:29 am

    http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx45/flockofangels/September%202012/tumblr_m43ilpXt441qabgddo1_1280.jpg

    Good morning!

    And did we have a GOOD MORNING! LOL

  6. sarahhazel says:

    And this one from the last thread….more pics from Ford Day….
    Aisim ‏@aisimchan

    @peacesignpam @davidarchie @kariontour HAPPY 4TH ANNIVERSARY !!!!!! http://pic.twitter.com/puDC6o3P

  7. sarahhazel says:

    One more……
    Aisim ‏@aisimchan

    @peacesignpam @DavidArchie @kariontour I love this pics and David with Lexi’s necklace!!❤ ❤ ❤ Have a fantastic dear! http://pic.twitter.com/SLI7rcBa

  8. sarahhazel says:

    Last one….a nice recent fan video
    Jasmine Abelgas ‏@quinnxwaldorf

    WATCH IT IN HD! :) david archuleta | spend the night out: http://youtu.be/OktyzsDQysE via @youtube

  9. DFT says:

    Awesome new thread, Suttygal!
    Happy 4 year Archuversary to those who went to the FORD Day event!
    Happy Day 175!
    Good morning Martha and Sarahhazel!
    awww, glad to hear that David is doing wonderfully! Everyday is a new adventure!

  10. NorthCarolinaGirl♥Marylee says:

    Fabulous post Joanie! Thank you so much.

    WOW-just-WOW ~ 4 years have passed since FORD DAY…wasn’t that our very first cellcast?…or was that fact mentioned already? I remember the day well…such excitement among the fandom..another wonderful memory for all of us. ♥

  11. oinkiers says:

    Sara Hazel, I don’t think that pic is going any where, any time soon!! There are actually alot of pics on todays post that are “fall to the floor worthy”!!! :D !!

  12. nora says:

    Hi Martha & sarahhazel, Been lurking for the past few days, what a great bunch of fans, enjoy all the comments. This morning was so much fun, you gals are so witty, Martha thanks so much for that great picture of a sweaty David, never mind being the tissue wiping him, I would like to be the sweat on him. Great post today today pastel. David is lucky to have such great fans, and we are lucky to have a great person like David to fan over. BBL

  13. DFT says:

    Good morning, Marylee. How are you doing? I remember that cellcast also. Wow, hard to believe it was 4 years ago.
    Hello Oinkiers!

  14. nora says:

    sorry I meant great post Joanie not pastel

  15. Grace says:

    Wowza, Joanie!! Thanks for the jam packed fantastic post for today!!
    The four year anniversary of Ford Day!! I remember waiting for news from the concert with Cook, his singing and after the event. In those days, reading recaps from fans was something to look forward to in every event he went to.

    Thanks Martha for Kari’s tweet. So David is alive and well. lol. It would be interesting to read what his adventures are like. Maybe he will write a book about his mission later. Hope so.
    Morning everyone!!

  16. sarahhazel says:

    NCG–wow, didn’t realize that was the 1st cellcast!

  17. sarahhazel says:

    oinkiers–”fall to the floor” worthy….I love that….haha!

  18. sarahhazel says:

    Hello, nora, DFT and Grace!

  19. DFT says:

    Goodmorning Nora and Grace!

  20. sarahhazel says:

    Disney Dreaming ‏@Disney_Dreaming

    David Archuleta Is Doing Wonderfully As Of September 19, 2012 http://goo.gl/vAFEF

  21. Grace says:

    Morning DFT, glad you are here!
    Morning sarahhazel, you are on a roll, girl!!!

  22. oinkiers says:

    Hello DFT!!

  23. Martha says:

    nora – “I would like to be the sweat on him” . Woo hoo! :D Don’t mince words, tell us how your really feel! :D

  24. kimk says:

    OMJ!!!!

    David Archuleta ‏@DavidArchie
    Lots of questions on how David is doing. He wanted to let you all know he is doing wonderful. He says “everyday is a new adventure.”(KS)

    :D

  25. kimk says:

    Disney Dreaming ‏@Disney_Dreaming
    David Archuleta Is Doing Wonderfully As Of September 19, 2012

    http://www.disneydreaming.com/2012/09/19/david-archuleta-is-doing-wonderfully-as-of-september-19-2012/

    Aww! We just got word from David Archuleta’s manager that he is doing great! Here’s the update:

    Lots of questions on how David is doing. He wanted to let you all know he is doing wonderful. He says ‘everyday is a new adventure.’ (KS)
    That’s so great to hear!

    Be sure to take our poll to let us know if you think David is going to be just as famous when he returns home after his two year mission. We can’t wait for David to be back!

  26. kimk says:

    lol the convos.. why I LOVE it here and ALL the ARCHIES!!

    WOO HOO AN UPDATE FROM THE MAN HIMSELF!!

    HAPPY DANCE!!

  27. Martha says:

    Hello, DFT, Grace, nora, Marylee, oinkiers, kimk :)

  28. kimk says:

    http://ohnopurple.tumblr.com/post/31863818568/what-fangirls-always-wanted-to-ask-david-x

    Sam Guevara ϟ ‏@SamLouiseG
    What fangirls always wanted to ask David…

    the vid that this was from was great..
    and David didn’t seem to mind at all being asked either!

  29. VaBeachArchie says:

    Hello FOD! HAPPY WEDNESDAY! Hearing that David is having a wonderful experience while he’s away makes me happy for him! Hope it’s everything he wanted it to be.

    What a SUPER DUPER post Joanie! So many FABULOUS PICS .. The guy has a FACE that cameras LOVE…PERFECTION! FORD DAY was INCREDIBLE….THE INFAMOUS JACKET

  30. Hi! i’m back. This has been such a fun morning already, I have enjoyed all the comments. We have the best fans ever. We have the best subject ever. So glad to hear he is doing wonderful and with alot adventures.
    Are we done spazzing for the day? NOT if you keep bringing that beach picture of David over. Can’t get over how smexy he looks. I admire from afar, but boy do i admire. LOL!!!

  31. pocoelsy says:

    Hello all,

    Thank you for the fantastic new post Joanie :) , Happy Anniversary “Ford day” what a great memories, those pics from Pam are sooo “fall to the floor worthy”!!! oinkiers’s words, totally agree with her :)

  32. cq#DA2014 says:

    Wonderful Wednesday post Joanie, thank you.
    Yipee, a word from our man, thank you Kari for passing that along to us fans.

  33. oinkiers says:

    SO just curious for those who have met him what color is his eyes? …… I have heard hazel, brown, green and amber…..so which one is it LOL!!

  34. granny Lyn from South Africa says:

    wow weeeee Joanie what a great post and all those great pics!!! Now I know why I don’t get anyting done here at home, too much FOD watching !!!!!
    have a great day to all of you xxx

  35. VaBeachArchie says:

    HELLO TO ALL and thanks for all the pics, collages, gifs, comments and recaps! FORD DAY and CRUSH …so much has happened since then! The list of all David has done is STAGGERING! Glad to have fans that documented it all for us to look back on…and THAT WE DO!! APPRECIATED now more then ever! :)

  36. Joanie, wonderful post this morning. Alot of memories from the ford day, i remember seeing it on the internet. Alot to see, will take me awhile so will leave it for when i’m done running around with errands.
    Is everyone still breathing, when i left everyone was spazzing bad.
    I have to go have a blood culture today, maybe they will replace my tired blood with some young blood. LoL!!

  37. pocoelsy says:

    kimk, whoa!! Disney dreaming is fast !!! so good to hear David is doing wonderful and has new adventure everyday, haha we have our own too David !!

  38. pocoelsy says:

    Linda apparently we’re still here but barely breathing blam it on Martha lol..

  39. Martha says:

    oinkiers – I’ve met him, but for me it was hard to look him in the eyes… Anybody?

  40. Grace says:

    Spent some time to reply to stupid tweets like ‘where’s david archuleta?’ You’d be amazed how many people don’t know what he’s doing. Some days, if lucky, they retweet my tweet on his whereabouts. Sometimes, they say they don’t care. If they didn’t care, why ask?? lol.

    kimk, although I don’t like the Disney poll, gotta appreciate their support for David in his absence. I’ve found that I can vote again on the poll after clearing cookies. lol.

  41. Martha says:

    pocoelsy – yeah, I’m guilty lol

  42. pocoelsy says:

    oinkiers,
    Good question!! I always wonder myself !!never get to see him up close!! I say gold with a hint of green, anyone ?? Jhen !!! are you busy practicing tripping, shed us some light !!!

  43. pocoelsy says:

    Or his eyes change color according to the lighting!!! never seen one like that before!!

  44. Marth, keep doing what your doing. I love it.

  45. Sorry Martha forgot the A

  46. Candy says:

    Well Shiver me timbers….word from the man himself!!

    Guess not being Mormon, I will never understand why he cant email once every month or two a msg, “doing great, food is great, people are great, love the country” that could be posted on the OS…how that would possibly interrupt or derail his mission I don’t understand.

  47. Candy says:

    oh my message isnt directed at Kari…if I have a problem with something she is doing or saying, I will address it directly with her. So thanks in advance!!

  48. Martha says:

    Candy – ditto

  49. pocoelsy says:

    Martha, keep them comming :) are you working for CNN. lol you are soo good and sooo fast in finding “things”

    Candy Hi, I don’t get it too but I think he has his own reason, he’s not a regular guy we see everyday :)

  50. Grace says:

    Candy,
    Lol. That sounds exactly what David would say.

  51. kimk says:

    LOL!

    Kari Sellards ‏@kariontour
    @EllynaMxy @DavidArchie that would be something to see! hahaha

    Ellyna Mah Xue Yi ‏@EllynaMxy
    @kariontour Imagine @DavidArchie dancing Gangnam Style, that would be so epic haha.

  52. kimk says:

    Joanie thanks!!! amazing post!!!

  53. kimk says:

    http://causeitsagoodplace.tumblr.com/post/31865438363/ohmyheckdavidarchie-david-with-blond-hair-lol

    sandritangel #DA2014 ‏@sandritangel
    ohmyheckdavidarchie: David with blond hair LOL I prefer his dark hair :)

  54. kimk says:

    Martha never looked him in the eyes. nope.. nada.. no way Jose!!

  55. Jhen says:

    pocoelsy- I can’t perfect practicing the tripping lol
    oinkiers- his eyes changes, depend on the lighting, sometime green , sometimes hazel, if bright light green.

  56. Jhen says:

    So happy to hear that David enjoying his adventure.

  57. Jhen says:

    Did Kari know Oppa gangnam style?

  58. Me too Jhen. I’m glad he is doing wonderful.

  59. Candy says:

    pocoelsy- Sometimes I wonder if David is so intent on being a “normal missionary” he forgets one important factor…he isnt! So feed us David every so often, it works wonders!!
    Oh dear, David as a blonde…well us blondes do have more fun, but I prefer his locks, long and luxurious! Ha, that is when he has hair!

  60. sarahhazel says:

    Holly ‏@hollyreFOD
    @DavidArchie @kariontour Thanks. It’s nice to get an update once in a while. Please let him know we think about him.

    8m Kari Sellards Kari Sellards ‏@kariontour
    @hollyreFOD @DavidArchie I always do! He knows u guys are always thinking about him and you all have to know like he said your in his heart

  61. cq#DA2014 says:

    I’m with you Candy, don’t understand the whole thing, but I’m happy we got something.

  62. Thumper says:

    Jumping out of lurkdom for a sec…Candy, in response to your question at 11:45, I don’t think it has anything to do with him being Mormon. I think it just must be a personal decision of David’s at this time. My daughter emailed every week on her mission, and had me post an update to all her friends and on on a blog…like so many other missionaries. On the other hand, my son corresponded mainly with the members of our family and wanted to keep his thoughts and experiences private. They both had wonderful experiences, but handled the demands and stresses of mission life differently.

  63. sarahhazel says:

    LOL….blonde David…..nah!

  64. sarahhazel says:

    Hand me the tissues now, please…. :cry:
    Kari Sellards ‏@kariontour

    @joableeson @DavidArchie we are lucky! I know and I know he knows to have all of you still around in his absence. It means so much.

  65. Candy says:

    First chance I’ve had this morning to enjoy Joanies great post, love all the goodies.
    Ford day was four years ago…wow, I remember sitting spellbound listening to our first CCC at least I think that was our first one…gessh in that time we’ve progressed from a ccc to a live stream from half way around the world.

  66. Candy says:

    Thanks Thumper-I had a feeling it was more David then it was his being Mormon. He can be a strange (but talented) duck at times. Doesnt mean I dont love him, just that at times he leaves me scratching my head. I appreciate you taking time to respond. :)

  67. I am loving everything David today. I have to go run an errand DANGIT!!!! but will go now. so i can have the rest of day to spazz with you Archies.

  68. sarahhazel says:

    oinkiers–I’ve never looked directly into his eyes either….too nerve-wracking.
    It’s hazel.

  69. pocoelsy says:

    Jhen, his eyes are “precious gems’ I heard of eyes changing color according to lighting but never see them for real before you’re so lucky.

    Thumper, welcome and thanks for the explanation, David is a very complex individual indeed, he probably draws the line for himself (in everything) and follow it strictly, I think he likes to challenge himself that way, but yeah I don’t know him but really respect the person that he is :) , he is extraordinary!!!

  70. Thumper says:

    You’re welcome, Candy. I wish I knew how to do a smiley thing…and I’d send one right back at you!

  71. Thumper says:

    Thanks for the welcome, Pocoelsy! I stop by almost everyday to check up on all things David, but never comment. You all do such a great job keeping things fun and informative here. I should jump in more often! Have a great day!

  72. sarahhazel says:

    http://youhobknocker.tumblr.com/post/31597084901/karlaarchiee-david-on-the-weirdest-thing-that
    David on the weirdest thing that he ever signed
    Interviewer: What was the weirdest thing you’ve ever signed?
    David: A baby?!
    I: Really??!
    D: Someone was like “can you sign my baby?!!” (laughs)

  73. Martha says:

    Thumper – thanks for your perspective. Us that are not LDS learn by fans like you filling us in.

  74. ray says:

    i think the reason david does not tell us more is this.when he was here every move,every word,he made our said was disected,,analized,,people wanted to konw his intermost thoughts,now ,he wants this time to just be david,and every move or wored not be analuzed,,hope ypou get my drift.

  75. ray says:

    where the p come from in you,lol

  76. pocoelsy says:

    Thumper, love to see you come here a often as you can :)

    Sarahhazel, those eyes – the hair -the teeth sighh!!
    Have to go to bed now it’s wayyy pass my bed time (1:24 am!!!), good night all …Jhen if you ‘re still around don’t you feel sleepy ?!!! Have a great day all.

  77. sarahhazel says:

    ray–I totally get your drift. :)

  78. sarahhazel says:

    Goodnite, pocoelsy!

  79. Candy says:

    Hi Ray-agree 100%! It must be a relief in a way to not have to live in a public bubble 24/7. I bet at times “living in the boonies” looks good to him.

  80. sarahhazel says:

    Thumper–thanks for your input….very much appreciated! :)

  81. kimk says:

    Weiyan haha. ‏@weiyannn
    @DavidArchie @kariontour thanks for the update!!!! let him know we’re doing wonderful too! <3

    Kari Sellards ‏@kariontour
    @weiyannn and we thank all of you! ALL of YOUR constant reassurance keeps us both going! #DA2014

  82. Martha says:

    I think David believes if he directly contacts with an email, blog, even tweets directly from him, that he is keeping one foot in his career world and is not totally in the missionary world. JMO

  83. kimk says:

    Kari Sellards ‏@kariontour
    @hollyreFOD @DavidArchie I always do! He knows u guys are always thinking about him and you all have to know like he said your in his heart

  84. kimk says:

    Kari Sellards ‏@kariontour
    @joableeson @DavidArchie we are lucky! I know and I know he knows to have all of you still around in his absence. It means so much.

  85. Martha says:

    I guess I’m saying he might feel like he is doing something which doesn’t show total commitment to his mission, or at least he’s been told that by whomever, not necessarily his superiors. They don’t seem to mind to make him visible publicly.

  86. Candy says:

    Martha-very true-his Mission President seems to be perfectly happy(and comfortable) being able to use Davids talent and his being there for a positive purpose. Which I guess at times makes it seem even stranger that we dont hear directly. But I think you and others are right…

  87. josie says:

    Awww, Davey. :) :):) So good to finally hear from him. Although it wasn’t him. But as close as we’re gonna get for now. Thanks Kari!! Glad that he seems to be doing so well. It boggles my mind how he looks at every experience in life as “an adventure”. So…he could come back & make pizzas for a living, and that’d be his next adventure. lol.

    OK, don’t do that, David. I was just kidding.

    And…I still want to smack whoever wrote that Disney Dreaming poll. My gosh.

  88. Candy says:

    Ray-the more I think about it, the more I think you are spot on. David is very aware that no matter what he says, even something as trivial as “Great weather” there will be those that will analyze it to death. And a small percentage that wont approve of his doing so. Poor guy, he cant win! No wonder he is hiding in the boonies in South America. I would too!

  89. sarahhazel says:

    Martha–that could actually be a good workout! :)

  90. Martha says:

    Candy – maybe as time goes on and he becomes more and more comfortable at what he is doing, the voice in side of him may let him know its OK, he would still be as dedicated. Again JMO

  91. Candy says:

    lol josie- smack away! I agree, having to deal with the DD poll once was enough, then it resurfaces again today. Not the most positive poll in the world. Wish it would disappear!

  92. VaBeachArchie says:

    Martha…Think you have the answer to David not replying in person to his fans….”the keeping one foot in his career and not totally in the missionary world sounds about right! We’ll see how things progress after the concert in Oct!

  93. I’m in the hospitalobby waiting.g for a. Bloodculture. & I just can’t stay away from FOD an you guys sorry on cell spelling is off

  94. sarahhazel says:

    Linda–LOL

  95. tami lyn says:

    i think u guys are right. it’s david putting the strict restrictions on himself, not the church, for all the reasons u mentioned. only thing that bothers me just a little~ hope david doesn’t think he has to be perfect all the time for God and fans to love/approve of him.

  96. oinkiers says:

    All I can say is have faith in David!! He knows what he is doing!! I think he is taking this time to get to know truely who David is!! His life has been a whirl wind for the last four years. Four years ago he was a boy and now is a man!! He might just needs to find out who that man is!

  97. sarahhazel says:

    oinkiers–I agree, it was almost non-stop for him in the past 4 years. Hopefully, this hiatus from his music career will make him more motivated and excited to tour and make more music again when he comes back!

  98. Candy says:

    Hi oinkiers- Im sure doing that without being under the watchful, and some times scrutinizing eye of others, will help him really be able to find out who David is and what he really wants in life.

  99. Candy says:

    sarahhazel-Im with you, I hope what he wants will always include music, not just what he sings in the shower, or his bedroom, but music for all to enjoy.

  100. kimk says:

    growing up.. finding yourself takes a life time.

    lol I still have no idea what I want to be when I grow up
    and kind of like it that way!

  101. sarahhazel says:

    Candy–reminds me of the lyrics from EWTRW …..”Welcome to your life…..there’s no turning back”…..his life will never be ordinary, no matter how humble or ordinary he acts…..I’m sure he knows that and hopefully continues to use his God-given talents and his newfound perspective in life thru a music career.

  102. tami lyn, oinkiers, sarahhazel and Candy….Great views …hope all of you are right…because I’ll be here waiting for the MAN , his MUSIV and TOURS!! #DA2014

  103. kimk….have changed my mind a few times…on that growing up thing! Still wonder what else I can fit in…..sure have been blessed so far!

  104. oinkiers says:

    Oh, I truely believe we will get music from David I think he will not only be a great man but a better singer!! I think we can plan on him not leaving us any time soon……;) Thats what I am afriad of a better singer imangine how much we all want/wanted to pass out from that voice imagine what it will be like when he comes back……

  105. ray says:

    he has told us in song,(i,ll never go cus this is all i know)

  106. sarahhazel says:

    oinkiers–a better man, a better singer….& add…a better performer….sounds wonderful!…what more can a fan ask for, right?…..oh well, maybe an ambulance nearby….haha!

  107. sarahhazel says:

    ray–makes sense….music is in his blood and what he does best….he’ll never go away from that one. :)

  108. alana says:

    Just a quick hello..thanks again for the wonderful post! And a shout out to Ray; I love your posts, darling.

  109. oinkiers says:

    I agree Ray.

  110. Oinkier, candy, ray, sarahhazel tami-lyn I love what you just comented. I t really makes you think about what David is thinking and going through. I know he appreciates us standing by him, there has never been any doubt in my mind about that. But it was good to hear from him that he is wonderful. I’m ready for tour 2014 i just hope he’s ready for these hungry Archuleta Archies. Its going to be EPIC!!!!

  111. sarahhazel says:

    Linda–you mean “starved & dehydrated” Archies…..oh my, GA shows will be dangerous place to be…..imagine the MOSH-PIT!!!

  112. oinkiers says:

    Sarahhazel- mosh pit LOL!!!

  113. ray says:

    i,ll be back later to stir the pot, archie police are lurkering lol

  114. It’s so nice having some male fans on here. Wish we had more. Maybe all of us archiettes scare them away.

  115. Off to work…ENJOY YOUR DAVID TIME everyone! Hugs to all!

  116. sarahhazel says:

    Linda–I’m guessing there are many fanmen out there lurking.

  117. sarahhazel says:

    ray–see ya later!

  118. Grannycrush says:

    I totally agree with Ray and many others that this is a time when David hopes to just concentrate on what he is doing on his mission without worrying about what we are saying or feeling about what he says and does. I remember the episode at the mission training place where some fans called the PTB there and complained that other Elders were blogging about David. I have hoped that David was not privy to that info as I know the turmoil would have hurt him. I know there are some people who would not like it if David did blog and keep more in touch. They would think he is not taking his mission seriously. So as much as I would love to hear from David every day, I think by keeping it minimal, he is trying to have a mission experience as much like the others as he can. Poor guy can’t win no matter what he does.

  119. sarahhazel says:

    Grannycrush–I really won’t mind a tweet (ks) on how’s he’s doing from time to time….say once….or maybe twice (hehe)…a month?
    Every week would be awesome but I know that’s not gonna happen.

  120. sarahhazel says:

    Mary Weidman ‏@mweeedman

    Just listened to all of David Archuleta’s Christmas album. Judge me all you want. It was the best decision I made all day.

  121. Grannycrush says:

    Sarahhazel I would love one every day, but I know that isn’t going to happen and I understand why. This is David’s time; not mine. I just am thankful every day at how much he left for us, and I am still in awe of how hard he worked to do that.

  122. sarahhazel says:

    oinkiers–I almost got squished by those youngens on his first solo concert…..SCARY!

  123. sarahhazel says:

    Grannycrush–it is HIS time…..plus he’s grown up now and can handle it…..and I know it will be worth the wait.

  124. oinkiers says:

    oh……..hmmmm maybe I should stay away then…. LOL!! From the mosh pit that is I am only 4’11 LOL!!

  125. LurkyTurkey says:

    I agree that one reason David is not in direct communication because he wants this to be his time to devote to his faith and finding himself. I now believe he absolutely needed this. He said many times he never thought he would advance far on the Idol show so I believe he was thrown into the public eye and may not have been at all ready for it. Someone mentioned 4 years non-stop. Any of us would be exhausted physically and mentally I think.
    I also remember one time David was at the Utah temple and did not have a tie on. An article was published in the Deseret newspaper that President Monson requested that David visit him when he heard David was at the temple. David had never intended to meet with Pres Monson, he was there just as David with some family and if I remember correctly the lady who played piano and violin for him at the time. I remember reading negative comments in the newspaper about David in response to the article. Some people were saying “how dare he meet the President dressed casually” or “how disrespectful David is”. We all know David doesn’t have a disrespectful bone in his body. Things like that might also be why he won’t contact fans while on mission. We all know there would be people saying things like “oh he’s so privileged to be able to communicate with fans while on mission, no other missionaries tweet like that, etc” or “oh he’s so disrespectful for thinking about his career while on mission”.

  126. sarahhazel says:

    oinkiers–LOL…you’re even shorter than me….I’m 5′ 3″…..you’re definitely not mosh pit material…haha! ;)

  127. Sarahhazel, i’m 5/2. Lol! i use to be 5/3. Don’t know when i shrank. Oinkier, i’m sure there is a safe place for us. Like right in front. Ha Ha.

  128. oinkiers says:

    The front sounds awesome!!!

  129. I don’t feel real short, but if i was next to david i would be real short. He would tower over me. HEAR THAT DAVID, tower over me. So your not all that short. I have a grandson 5/8 and he seems a good height for me. My other two grandsons are 6 foot.

  130. kimk says:

    Lurky Turkey I remember those comments.
    he was dressed very nicely and even think there was a pic in the article of him and David.

  131. Oinkieer, It would be nice if they had a special section for thr firstbies. That way we would know its our first time. We could ooooh & aaaaah, all we wanted.

  132. sarahhazel says:

    Lurky–TBH, I sometimes feel sad that when he is being scrutinized or held to such high standards by people of his own religion…not all of them, of course. It’s hard to believe there is no pressure felt there. On top of that, there must difficulty in balancing his celebrity while living up to those expectations.

  133. McKenzie Harris says:

    Maybe this is too simplistic but is it possible that David is not writing to fans because he just does not have time? During the week, missionaries seem to have pretty busy schedules. On their day off, they only have one hour online. If he had more time, perhaps he would write more to fans. However, that would require the Mission President to make an exception for David and maybe David does not want this exception to be made for him so early in his mission? It might appear to be “special” treatment.

  134. sarahhazel says:

    Linda–believe me, firstbies or not, the ooohs and the aaaahs are always there with varying levels….some who are not screamers just quietly cry or try to catch each breath…some would fan themselves 1000X/minute….some are just frozen with mouths open….some look like they’re in a trance….and the shameless screamers, I enjoy them the most…haha!

  135. oinkiers says:

    LOL!! Linda that would a great idea!! I always thin it is funny when everone says he is short cause he whould really tower of me which is funny because my husband is 6’2 LOL!!! So he REALLY towers me hahaha!!

  136. oinkiers says:

    Or we could go in the mosh pit and my husband could be are body gaurd!! ;) !!

  137. Sarahhazel, i can just see every ones expressing thier excitement thier own way. I can hardly wait. I am already talking to my daughter, who knows about David & me. I know she would take me. Even though she is not a David Fan. She did like Crush when it came out and i gave her a BEGIN cd. Told her to listen to it when she is alone and relaxed so that she can savor every song on there.

  138. Martha says:

    LurkyTurkey – President Monson didn’t seem to mind, why would anyone else?

  139. LurkyTurkey says:

    McKenzie, good point. Having so little time he is probably most anxious to use it to communicate with family and close friends. I totally understand that.

  140. LurkyTurkey says:

    Martha, yes Pres Monson seemed fine with it if I recall correctly. It was some LDS people (maybe not even fans) who criticized him.
    And thanks kimk for remembering the article and comments also. Sometimes after a few years I wonder if I am remembering situations correctly (old age LOL)

  141. sarahhazel says:

    oinkiers–not sure if even your 6’2″ hubby could ward off super excited hyper young fans….the screams alone might make him the first to get out of there…haha!

  142. sarahhazel says:

    McKenzie–they should have 2 days off if you ask me LOL

  143. oinkiers says:

    Sarahhazel, LOL!!! Thats probably true!!

  144. Oinkier, how funny. My late husband was 6/3. Seems some tall men like short women. maybe they didn’t like a woman looking down at them Ha1 Ha!,, Its funny, but i never noticed the height difference unless we were in a photo and in front of a window. Also. i never like family photos because between a 6/3 husband a6/2 son and a 5/7 daughter, i felt out of place LoL.

  145. Sarahhazel, have you heard from SGJ? haven’t seen her on tweeter either. Hope shes ok and just busy.

  146. Martha says:

    The bad comments I think were on a Facebook page for President Monson

  147. Martha says:

    sarahhazel- two days off and a week vacay :)

  148. I just saw a new video by Ricardo Montaner, a great song writer and singer from venezuela. I wish he would write a song for david in spanish. He sings the kind of songs that Davids loves. He’s very famous in Latin America.

  149. Wil says:

    Another male fan chiming in here… I agree with those who are saying that David’s lack of communication with fans is self imposed. Think about what he has given up for this experience; certainly more than the average missionary. The average 19 year old doesn’t walk away from a $million a year career to do this. I believe that David sees this as a personal religious pilgrimage, and a very expensive one at that. So he’s going to take it VERY seriously and does not want to be distracted in any way that would detract from the experience that he hopes will be life changing. And I think this lack of communication with fans is part of this total immersion. We’ll see him on the other side. And I’m really looking forward to the music that this experience will inspire.

  150. sarahhazel says:

    Wil–hooray for male fans!…thanks for dropping by….we need more of you guys here!
    btw, good point there. :)

  151. sarahhazel says:

    David Archuleta ‏@DavidArchie

    We got http://myspace.com/davidarchuleta back in our hands! Thanks Anna & @myspace for helping. Sorry for any spam/messages you received from it. (KS)

  152. sarahhazel says:

    Can’t remember the last time I went to David’s MySpace. 3 years ago maybe?

  153. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Squeeee! Finally got a chance to watch the Santa Rosa ‘This Christmas’ vid someone posted the link to a couple, of days ago……and boy oh boy… I knew but wasn’t 100% prepared for it….that video is a health hazard! That Voice! Those eyes! That swagger! And again…That Voice! I’ve melted into a pool of dribbly, goopy mess.

    Joanie I loved seeing the variety of songs people are listening to. Obviously I’m crushing on some Christmas jingle’s right now. lol

  154. Wil, thanks for that comment. Sometimes it just takes someone to open my mind as to what might be going on in Davids mind and heart.

  155. sarahhazel says:

    Shanny!!!!! you haven’t watched that vid?!….That’s David at his swagger/flirty/gorgeous best…..One of the classics! Good thing you’re still alive…haha!

  156. Think i will check my space later tonight. I don’t think i have ever been in his My Space.

  157. tami lyn says:

    wil~ very interesting and well stated comment. the parts i wonder about are the “life changing” and the “sacrifice” . why did he feel the need to sacrifice his career? does he think God will reward him for walking away from his singing career when clearly his talent is God given? and what does he think the reward will be? a beautiful wife and exceptional children? lots of money? and life changing~ he was living his dream(or so i thought) so why did he want his life to change? i understand the mission from a purely “giving back” perspective but if it’s done just to please the church because it is expected of all young mormon men, then it seems like david is throwing away his career. of course his career might be bigger and better when he returns but i’m trying to understand the mindset of the missionaries and why they need to totally immersed as people say. why can’t they live their normal lifes and still tell people about Jesus and do baptisms and all that without going off to a foreign country?so if they are going away just so it’s a sacrifice what is the reward? a special place in heaven? special favor from God for the rest of their lives? i’m just wondering about all this so please LDS people do not take this as a criticism, i’m really just desperately trying to understand. thanks.

  158. sarahhazel says:

    Shanny–I think video comes as a close second…..hope you are able to watch it!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeGeszH7Q5Y

  159. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    LOVE all the tweets from Kari today! :-)

    I mostly agree with the comments today about why David doesn’t communicate much. I think it’s a little bit of all of it. I expressed my thoughts a couple of days ago – in a nutshell I think he’s just gone and lost himself in the work so to speak – he is giving it his whole focus. That in itself tells me that he is happy and that makes me happy. :-) So basically – no news is good news. lol

  160. sarahhazel says:

    tami lyn–wow, lots of questions there….not sure if I can answer them….but if I’m not mistaken, they are not forced to go on a mission….(Donny Osmond didn’t go)….and like he said in his announcement, it’s his choice…so doesn’t matter what the benefits are to him or what consequences are to his career, etc. ….the bottom line is, he wanted to do it….it’s his religion….and it’s his choice to do whatever he wants in his life.

  161. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Sarahhazel – lol – no I have DEFINITELY seen that vid before – I just meant I hadn’t had a chance since the link was posted a couple of days ago …and I was just blown away all over again. lol

  162. kimk says:

    Martha that is the pic I was thinking of thanks.. adorable pic!

    David’s myspace I was getting email’s just the last few days ago.
    was odd but nothing too bad.
    lol thank goodness!!

    wonder when Rainbow will DROP!?

    Shanny lol yeah that This Christmas.. LOVE!!

  163. sarahhazel says:

    Shanny–oh, OK….but yeah, it never gets old…I’m pleasantly :shock: each time!

  164. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    David clearly said in the Phils that he wanted to serve a mission as a way of thanking God for all the wonderful blessings he had been given.

  165. sarahhazel says:

    kimk–I’m sure they’ll give us a warning before the MV drops….like: “Are you ready for the Rainbow MV?”….or “Is today a good time to show the MV?”…..something like that…that way ray can deliver the oxygen tanks on time!

  166. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Sarahhazel – thanks for the link but…ugh!…can’t seem to watch it right now. Youtube seems to be downloading the vid but not actually playing it for me. Not sure why but usually problems like that fix themselves when the new month rolls over and our download limit tops up again. Hopefully with my brother-in-law moved out now, we won’t exceed our limit anymore. I’ll keep it on my play list to try and watch it again when I can. :-)

  167. kimk says:

    we can speculate til the cows come home why things have been on the down low with David (lol well we do have the time now to though) but we really don’t know what the reason is or will we ever.
    like for instance what is the real scoop with the Jive and Mel fiasco.

  168. sarahhazel says:

    Shanny–too bad…but plenty of chances to see it for sure!

  169. kimk says:

    sarahhazel ha can I hope for a 15 second snippet of amazingness!!!?? :D

  170. kimk says:

    Karina ‏@Karina_Latz
    Why can’t @DavidArchie just SING all the lessons we learn at school to me???

    Caitie McLeod ‏@Cait_113
    @DavidArchie you’re so god damn cute <3 #futurehusband looking forward to #BEGIN.

    :D

  171. kimk says:

    Lotus ‏@XtinaIsGod
    David Archuleta is such an Xtina fan….covering Beautiful and Contigo en la Distancia! Love him!

  172. angelbymyside says:

    Just stopping by to say hello :D

    One more day closer to the RAINBOW mv. :lol:

    I’m listening to the interview David did with Ellen Jaffe that Joanie has posted. WOW…wish all the interviewers were like her. GREAT interview!!

  173. sarahhazel says:

    kimk–no snippets….I want the whole thing right away! ;)

    Great that some Xtina fans love Beautiful by D!

  174. sarahhazel says:

    Alex Geselle ‏@algeselle

    Forgot how talented David Archuleta is. #Pipes

  175. Sarahhazel or anyone, that might be able to give me an answer to my Question. I had it on my mind for a long time, and forget ask.
    I notice that all the country singers on AI, and the ones who crossed over to country, seem to get on the Country billboards right away. Wonder why its harder for Pop Billboard? do they have more singers? Curious minds want to know.

  176. kimk says:

    ahh come on.. tease the heck out of us!!

  177. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Kim, think that’s why we need a COS 2.0. :-)

    Just by way of general comment – We will probably eventually hear little things about what happened while on his mission. Little comments here and there I guess, as they have relevence to various conversations but I don’t think we will ever get a proper account of his mission like some are hoping. It’s just that it will be a bunch of very personal stuff – things relating to the personal details in the lives of those he is working with and a lot of it will be very religious, which is obviously not condusive to sharing with a broad audience.

  178. sarahhazel says:

    Linda–I believe there are a lot more records released from pop artists than from country music artists and therefore more competition for a place on the charts. There might be other factors but that could be the biggest reason. Anyone else know?

  179. josie says:

    tami lyn~ Hi. I understand where you’re coming from. Believe me. If you don’t get any answers here, you can always do some research on your own. It’s easy. Unless you hate researching. I personally love researching, so that’s never been an issue for me. lol.

  180. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Linda, I can only guess – but if you look at how David has charted when he’s released new music – he can be number 1 on some charts and still be only 50 on billboard or something. So I suspect it has got something to do with saturation levels. Also, I understand that country music folks are very loyal…?

  181. josie says:

    Hi Shanny. :)

  182. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Tamilyn – I guess if you really do want to get into the nitty gritty of your questions, i’m more than happy to swap emails and chat more about it there. Same goes for anyone else. :-)

  183. tami lyn says:

    thanks josie. i have researched but heard conflicting things. like~ it’s a choice to go on a mission. and official word from one of the “church leaders” supposedly saying~ all young mormon men are expected to go. so there must be some kind of pressure. thenthe thing about pressure to get married right after~ some saying it’s absolutely not true and then saw a quote on a website again supposedly from a church leader saying~ they are strongly encouraged to get married and start a family. wish i would have saved the exact quote cuz it was funny the way he said it. i’ll see if i can find it. i’m not very good at finding things on the internet like some are.

  184. Thank you Sarahhazel and shanny. I have just been curuios about this. Had to get off my mind.

  185. sarahhazel says:

    Speaking of country music, this one’s a keeper…..
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnilbAzf87U&feature=related

  186. tami lyn says:

    thanks shanny. i really don’t wanna give out my e-mail tho. are u on twitter? could we dm?

  187. josie says:

    Soooooooooooooo…..David needs to cross over to country.

    Psssh. Who needs a marketing team when he’s got me? (juuuust kidding. lol)

  188. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Haha, Hi Josie. ~waving~ :-)
    Its good to see you.

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

    Hello Everyone!
    Hey tami_lyn! I dont think David is looking for any reward for going on a mission. He said he always wanted to go(plus his friends who went on one, obviously shared their experiences with him, which plays a part in either going on one or not going on one), planned on going at 19, but he was still on contract with Jive, so, like he also said, he didnt want to have any regrets about not going & that it was a very difficult decision, but he listened to that little voice inside him, saying go. I think going to another country, experiencing their culture, talking to all sorts of people, handling different situations, etc….. You know that saying “the ends justify the mean” well, I think a mission is the opposite, “the means justify the end” By that I mean, the hours they put in talking to people, riding a bike to reach the people, serving people in the community, all the things they do, mean more than the end result. Its not a big career, a big house, a perfect wife & 2.5 perfect kids, with the perfect life as a reward, its the effort, the love, the worn out shoes, the flat tire on his bike, the callusses on his hands from helping others, sharing his beautiful voice with others to inspire, to help, to heal, that will stay with him the rest of his life. To become a better person(pretty great the way is :wink: ) a strong, independant & principled man, to find out who he is & what he’s made of, inside. We all have a pretty good idea, just observing him, but he has to find that out for himself. Sometimes others can see the good things in us, before we do :grin: Sorry for the wordiness of this comment :grin:

  190. tami lyn says:

    i guess worst case scenario would be david coming back, getting married, and not ever touring again :(

  191. Candy says:

    LurkeyTurkey- If I remember correctly the article was written by David Burger, a reporter for the paper. He has made it obvious on more then one occasion he is not a David fan…and I dont mean of his music!!

  192. tami lyn says:

    thanks beth! u said that beautifully!

  193. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Yeah I have a twitter account although I hardly ever use it anymore. @AussieArchieFan if I remember right. lol

  194. kimk says:

    umm a twang with a Spanish accent?

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

    Hey Linda! From what I’ve heard, country fans are very supportive & their more likely to buy records. Not saying their isnt any illegal downloading of country music, but they get out there & buy, buy, buy!

  196. kimk says:

    tamilyn cost money to have a boat load of kids.
    he’ll sing.

  197. sarahhazel says:

    Beth–beautiful wordiness there….thanks!

  198. Wil says:

    Tami Lyn… You asked some very deep questions there.

    I’m not Mormon, but I do intend to do missionary work in Africa when I retire in 3 years. Missionary work isn’t about earning rewards in Heaven. And in David’s case I don’t think this is about any implied obligation to his church. David said that he needed to thank God for all he had been given. He WANTED to show his love to God by sacrificing, for two years, the rewards that have been poured upon him. He wanted to devote those two years to serving God and the less fortunate. Every missionary I’ve ever talked to (regardless of faith) has told me that this experience of helping others and sharing their faith had a deeply profound affect upon them and gave them a new prospective on life. They experienced an intense feeling of love and compassion for others. This is the essence of spirituality; Sacrificing self and communing with God.

  199. Thanks Beth beautifully said.
    tami-lyn, that will never happen. David is music and he will never leave it. That i can assure you.

  200. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    I agree – that was beautiful Beth! :-)

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

    Thanks tami_lyn & you’re welcome :grin:

    Candy, Thats for sure. Sad how some people dislike someone without even knowing them, just an image or idea they have in their head.

  202. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Kim – 6:49 LOL!! Haha, too true, too true. :-)

  203. sarahhazel says:

    tami lyn–getting married is not bad…..but no touring?….that’s definitely bad for us LOL
    ….but cheer up, he’ll make music and perform for us again, like he promised!

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

    Thanks Linda & Shanny :grin: :grin:

    Hey Wil, great to see you here, love what you just said.

    David sings when he’s awake, he sings when he’s sleeping, the man will be singing when he returns.

    kimk, lol, lots of kids, he’ll need to sing :grin:

  205. Candy says:

    Beth & Wil- I enjoyed reading both of your take on things, very well written comments. Heartfelt!

  206. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Wil, that was beautiful too. lol Especially the last line – I like that. :-)

  207. Candy says:

    One eye here, one on Survivor! New season starts tonight. Russ, I hope you’re watching too!

  208. tami lyn says:

    thanks shanny :) i will go see if i can find u on twitter.

  209. tami lyn says:

    thanks wil! i appreciate u taking the time to try to help me understand :) and u write very well too!

  210. kimk says:

    not to mention they make fabulous roadies.

  211. I just sent a thank you to My DJ Jim for playing Davids music, he still plays a few of his Begin songs. Asked him if he could keep supporting Davids music for the next 18 mos. Lets hope he does.

  212. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Hmm…so wil got me thinking philosophically now…and i’m thinking…whenever we willing sacrifice our will for something ‘greater’ our lives open up and love pours in…? Thinking in terms of missions but also the way a parent might sacrifice for a child or a spouses might do for one another etc?

    Anyway…thats all. :-)

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

    Candy, Thank You! Survivor, do you have your diet coke & twizzlers at your side??? :grin: One of the Fact of Life stars, Lisa W. is on that, could be interesting.

  214. tami lyn says:

    kim~LOL true!

  215. oinkiers says:

    Hi Beth and the birdies!!! How are you tonight?

  216. Candy says:

    WOOT-The new season of Survivor was filmed in the Philippines!!

  217. kimk says:

    oh and David holding his lil babies on stage..

  218. Grace says:

    Hey everyone!
    I am liking your discussions here. Some comments are really great and thoughtful. Thanks guys!

  219. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Sorry about all the typos. Hopefully it makes some sense. lol

    Tami Lyn – if you find me, let me know so I can go find you. :-)

  220. tami lyn says:

    shanny~ i found u on twitter. i was already following u. so it’s ok if i dm u sometime?

  221. josie says:

    Shanny~ Glad to see you’re still alive. :)

    Tami lyn~ Actually, I’ve learned a LOT by researching. But you know what happened last time I said anything, lol. So I’m trying to be quiet & let “the experts” explain. Also, re: email addys, if you only want one person to have it…I THINK (emphasis on “think”) you can email FOD, ask them to ask that person if they’d be willing to exchange emails with you, & if they say yes, then wah-la! But I’m not sure if that’s within the rules to do or not. I just know someone tried it once.

  222. sarahhazel says:

    Wil–Love what you said….David has always been into service for others, even as a kid….his spirituality has always been way up there….and I think that’s remarkable….Even with his celebrity, he never forgets to set aside time to support causes….most of them with little or no publicity.

  223. tami lyn says:

    shanny~ i’m tami lyn on twitter :)

  224. sarahhazel says:

    Me too….
    MunkM ‏@MUNK_MA

    I hope I can live to be 120 and listen to @davidarchie’s music and watch his career go crazy!

  225. MaggieFOD says:

    Glad to hear from David that every day is an adventure! lol David has mentioned several times in interviews that he enjoys working with people his own age, such as when he appeared on iCarly, Hannah Montana, etc. I’m glad he is able to spend a lot of time with other missionaries his age . . . sort of giving him a taste of college/dorm life. David had mentioned a friend of his who served a mission in the same area he is in and about being chased by dogs. I wonder if David has been chased by any dogs while in South America! lol That would definitely be an “adventure.” Not to worry, though, David is a VERY fast runner as seen when he played basketball at Duffy’s Hope.

  226. josie says:

    No way!! Survivor is still around? That’s like…..the show that never dies.

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

    kimk, holding his babies on stage, how sweet would that be? Remember during Falalala, running off stage to bring back little Ella on stage, that was so beyond cute.

    Hey Oinkiers! We’re doing ok, hope you, Wilbur & the other little Archupiglets are doing well :grin:

    Hey MaggieFOD! Yeah, run or sing to them :grin:

  228. Candy says:

    Maggie-Not that you heard it from me but others there were you know who is…have been chased my dogs on a daily basis. So Im guessing he is too! Run David Run!

  229. kimk says:

    Beth I do.. and we all melted.

  230. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Tami Lyn – ok following you now too. :-)

    Josie – haha, yep still alive and kickin’. I was glad to see you still posting. :-)

  231. Candy says:

    Hey oinkiers-Day 2 in for you in FOD land :)

  232. josie says:

    I just found David’s soulmate on TV! lol. She’s on The Voice. Her name is Jocelyn Rivera. She was super shy growing up; her folks turned her on to music so she’d come out of her shell. And she just gave the cutest grin while singing~ just like the female version of D!

    Oh. She’s 17.

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

    kimk, thats for sure a big puddle of mushy goo. Little Ella was a doll.

  234. oinkiers says:

    Hi, Candy yes and having blast :) !!

  235. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Maggie, I was wondering the same thing about dogs after todays tweet too! lol

    And oh boy Candy – eeek if that’s true!

    About 3 months ago I was attacked by a friends dog. Luckily it was a smaller dog and I had a big bag in my hand that I was able to keep blocking it off from me with. And my friend was there to keep trying to shoo it away and get between us a bit – just enough that I was able to get outside the gate in time. But I could feel my heart thumping in my chest afterwards! lol Then recently our neighbours had a friend with a dog stay with them for a few days and their dog ‘nipped’ my daughter on her stomach – four distinct teethmarks that bled but weren’t deep thank goodness. Needless to say, i’m not feeling very tolerant towards dogs lately. lol

  236. josie says:

    Shanny~ Yeaaaah. You told me to keep posting, then you stopped. lol.

  237. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Josie – lol – I think I didn’t post for about a month. The first few days, I simply couldn’t post – I seem to occassionally get ‘permission not granted’ messages lately and then i’m blocked for a few days. Then hubby went on holiday for two weeks, so we were busy doing stuff and it just wasn’t condusive to me chatting on FOD but I did check for updates a couple of times – and saw there wasn’t anything coming from david. :/ I sent in a pic for the photo contest too. :-)

  238. tami lyn says:

    yeah those dogs who might be chasing after our precious david have no idea he’s a superstar. they don’t care! lol

  239. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Hi ya Gracie! :-)

  240. josie says:

    Shanny~ lol. That’s OK. I just thought it was funny. I won’t always have very much time to post, so I keep trying to fit it in while I can.

  241. kimk says:

    lol dogs are chasing him.. just like us!

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

    Goodnight Everyone, Take Care All!

    Going to make it an early night, laundry
    to finish up.

  243. tami lyn says:

    LOL kim!

  244. Beth Good night. Say goodnight to the Three Amigos.

  245. Kimk, that was a good LoL!!!

  246. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Josie, yeah I know it became more difficult for you to get david time, so it’s always neat to see you. :-)

    Kim, haha, I was just thinking the same thing too – think there might be a few fans who wouldn’t mind chasing after david and planting him with a big smooch or something. lol

  247. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Nite nite Beth. :-)

  248. oinkiers says:

    Good night Beth!!

  249. Miss Vicki #DA#2014 says:

    So glad to hear that David is doing WONDERFUL and he feels that everyday is ADVENTURE….So glad he sent a message to us via Kari…..I was beginning to worry about our man….Miss Vicki

  250. tami lyn says:

    shanny~gonna dm u. lol

  251. kimk says:

    Shanny ha I remember him talking not too long ago at Provo roof top concert some random crazed soul did that to him.
    he attracts kisses like flies to honey.
    ha Chilean flies that is.

  252. tami lyn says:

    shanny~ omg it’s not working :( trying to send u a dm. i will try again in awhile!

  253. sarahhazel says:

    OMJ….dogs???…..chased but not bitten I hope! Yikes!!!

  254. Grace says:

    Just watched the X factor a little bit. Simon is killing it!! I think he always tries to come up with snarky remarks even in his sleep. Funny though. lol.
    Hi Shanny! Glad you are here.

  255. Miss Vicki #DA#2014 says:

    MaggieFod…Hope David is not being chased by the dogs…..LOL……Seems like everyone is chasing him………Welcome back Shanny….we’ve missed you…..Miss Vicki

  256. sarahhazel says:

    Shanny–except for that lady during SU2C who stole a kiss….never heard of any fan successful at it…LOL….Oh, saw a pic of the beav getting kissed by an overzealous fan and nothing on his face said he was thrilled!

  257. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Kim, Sarahhazel – haha, i’m thinking that if a person decided they needed to kiss him at all costs, then stealing one is the only way to get it. I’m pretty sure he’d say no if someone asked permission to peck him on the cheek or something. lol

    Thanks Grace and Miss Vicki! :-)

    Ksf – yeah I keep trying to check what I think is my inbox and it keeps telling me that page doesn’t exist. As Josie or someone mentioned above, you can ask the fodmods for my email. They do help out like that. They are lovely fodmods. :mrgreen:

  258. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Doh! Tami Lyn, not Ksf. :roll:

  259. So glad David is loving his Mission. But I know that he hasn’t stopped loving his fans, they are way up there on his list of things that matter to him! We’re all so lucky to have discovered this wonderful young man and I cannot wait until he returns and gets right back into where he left off! (Of course after he spends some quality time with his dear family) I hardly post any more cause I’m really busy, but I do check here and there when I have time. Have a great evening everyone.

  260. Candy says:

    Survivor is off to a great start, love that its in the Philippines. Although it makes me wish for that danged illusive NA DVD! Sigh,was that series wonderful or what!

  261. sarahhazel says:

    Kathy–hi!…we know he loves us…we’re just spoiled rotten with all the wonderful stuff he’s given us thru the years and our cravings haven’t stopped…..haha!

  262. sarahhazel says:

    Candy–yes, it was….and I want to have “KILIG” overload again in super HD! Waaahh!

  263. yes he has spoiled us and I love it!

  264. tami lyn says:

    shanny~ yeah twitter is being weird for me again :( don’t know if it’s twitter or my computer.

  265. ATX #DA2014 says:

    Evening all,
    Of topic, was searching for new hairstyle and came across this site. Look who is at the top – LOL

    http://www.easyhairmodels.com/popular-womens-hairstyles.html

  266. I wonder if we will ever get a NA DVD. I don’t think they ever showed in the US, Did they?

  267. Miss Vicki #DA#2014 says:

    Sarahazel and Shanny….saw your comments highlighted the top of this post about listening to David songs from all four years and how it is “listening to an old friend”….I too listen everyday to music from IDOL, the debut album, TOSOD and the Asian Edition, Forevermore and now Begin….I save Christmas from the Heart and Mormon Tabernacle Choir music for the Christmas Season…..(I pull those CD’s out about November 1st and listen well into January)……..Guess I just want it to feel like the Holidays and share that special time of year by listening to David’s Christmas music……Miss Vicki

  268. sarahhazel says:

    ATX–LOL….that’s all I gotta say! ;)

  269. sarahhazel says:

    Miss Vicki–those comments were actually from Shanny, not mine…..not sure how my name got there…hehe….
    It’s never too early to start listening to Christmas music!….and watching too (GCT!) :)

  270. sarahhazel says:

    Linda–never heard anything about the NA US broadcast happening….kinda disappointing….and then no word on the DVD either….what happened? :(

  271. Miss Vicki #DA#2014 says:

    LindaFromCali…..I sure hope we get Nandito Ako on DVD….Maybe it will be David’s Christmas present to us!!!!!!! Hi Kathy in Seattle….Glad you are doing well…..Miss Vicki

  272. ATX #DA2014 says:

    Sarahhazel – yep did not want to comment what I really was thinking when I saw that! LOL

    Wish I was a Chilean fly on the wall when this happened:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIFJkpYqkz4&feature=channel&list=UL

  273. tami lyn says:

    shanny~ still not able to dm u :( also i have a bunch of disgusting porn bots following me that i’ve been trying to block and it’s not working! so frustrated. might have to go to a friend’s house and use another computer. what i wanted to tell u is pretty funny but u might have already heard about it :)

  274. ATX #DA2014 says:

    One of my favorite videos and he does not even say a word:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18tCrNVplFs&feature=plcp

  275. Miss Vicki #DA#2014 says:

    ATX…..If you look closely at the video of David singing Falling Stars at rehearsal in LA I think you can see Charice sitting on the sofa at the back of the room as they pan the camera around….Sure looks like her working on the laptop……Miss Vicki

  276. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Atx, that is weird!
    Tami lyn, now you’ve piqued my curiosity! lol
    Hi ya Kathy! :-)

  277. pocoelsy says:

    Hi all,

    Checking in to see what are you guys and gals up to!!! so nice to see some male fans come out here :) .

    Ummm, David singing and carrying his baby on stage, that would be cute :) , as for dog(s) chasing our guy not so much!!! I was bitten by a dog once, it was painful (of course haha) and surprising because there’s no sign that he wanted to attack me !!! he just walked passed me and turn back to bite my calf lucky I was waring jean :) , hope David doesn’t have to deal with those crazy dogs!!

  278. tami lyn says:

    shanny~wish i could tell u here but it’s from a missionary blog and we’re not supposed to talk about it. that’s why i was gonna tell u on twitter.

  279. Miss Vicki #DA#2014 says:

    ATX….I also agree the video of David playing the piano in Vietnam is WOW….Just WOW….There are two words that come to my mind when I watch this….Classy and Elegant…..Miss Vicki

  280. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Miss Vicki – haha, you do well to keep all of david’s music in rotation. :-)
    I tend to take the feast and famine strategy – I get hooked on something and listen to it over and over again, then get hooked on something else and so forth. I’m still stuck on Angel and Beautiful and Don’t Give Up. They were my first favourites on Begin. and they’re still my top listens at the moment. :-)

  281. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Tami Lyn – oic. :-)
    Hi Pocoelsy – i’m glad you were wearing jeans! Was the owner with the dog? What did he/she do?

  282. ATX #DA2014 says:

    Really Miss Vicki, will have to check it out.

    This one is just mind blowing to me. Exciting and scary all at once.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TUTsbOU8Jk&feature=relmfu

  283. Miss Vicki #DA#2014 says:

    Hey Shanny….those songs are my favs on Begin too….I just love,love, love the Archugrowl when he sings the word “GONE” in the first part of Beautiful….SO SO SO SEXY………I can just keep playing it over and over and over again….Miss Vicki

  284. pocoelsy says:

    Shanny , hi :) yes the owner was there he was reversing his car out of the house that’s when the dog got his chance to see the outside world and my yummy calf lol. His owner was stunned too he treated me since he a doctor, it’s all good :)

    My daughters been learning piano for sometime now!!! but she just cannot sing and play the piano at the same time!!! I really admire those who can play instruments and evenmore so those who play and sing, David is a good pianist and singer :)

  285. ATX #DA2014 says:

    Miss Vicki, don’t think it is Charice – that lady is heavier than she is – she looks like Kari to me.

    Shanny, why do you think it is weird?

  286. josie says:

    pocoelsy~ It’s interesting how everyone’s talents are so different. For me, it’s alot easier to sing with the piano than without. Everything just flows better. Plus, I can hide behind the piano and not have to look the audience in the eye. lol.

  287. pocoelsy says:

    Josie !!! you sing and play too… cool !!! I have to say those who can do that has special abilities/talent, as for my daughter she’s not much into singing anyway she loves playing instruments but she has to practice since the teacher ask her to.

  288. pocoelsy says:

    ATX #DA2014, the vid at the airport was indeed scary!!! haha they have to plan the(escape) route carefully before they steped out of the hall. Jeff’s face said it all!!!

  289. ATX, everytime someone post a video i get lost in it and i keep seeing more amd more videos.
    Miss Vicki. I believe that Kari on the couch. At least thats what it looks like that to me.

  290. ATX #DA2014 says:

    Sorry, spamming videos, this one is so David to me, 2 years ago. How he has matured, some what. But, love how he just rambles! Love how he is honest, regardless of what people would think about this. How different this is to the videos now.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6LK_dFJ1Us&feature=related

  291. pocoelsy says:

    LindaFromCali #2014

    Me too!!! Always get lost in those vids and keep cliking more more…a lot of time I’d come straight to the comment first before I scroll up haha

  292. josie says:

    pocoelsy~ I’ve heard a lot of stories from people who started playing instruments when they were young, but they stopped for whatever reason. Most of them say, “I wish I would’ve kept going.” Or their children stopped, & they say “I wish we would’ve encouraged them more.” So…I admire anyone to plays an instrument at all.

  293. josie says:

    *who* plays.

  294. Miss Vicki #DA#2014 says:

    Hey all…..Kari doesn’t have long BLACK hair with an Asian face…..are you all looking at the same video….and Kari wasn’t even around then….Miss Vicki

  295. pocoelsy says:

    Josie, thank you for the “reminder” I’ll make sure I encourage her to keep on playing, at the very least it’s so nice to have my own pianist playing live music in my own house, mannnn if only David’s doing the mission here i will drag him in and ask him to play/practice the piano all he wants anytime he wants and I will act as if I have no idea that he’s a super stahhh!!!

  296. Kari didn’t go to the jakarta tour with them? Anyway, maybe she was one of the band members wife or friend of thiers. Oh! i just remembered it was jeff that went with him.

  297. pocoelsy says:

    ATX, no “sorry” needed, spam all you want :) there’re a lot of D. vid that we don’t know which one we want to see or sometimes we’re just forget about it!!! thanks for the highlight, ahhh this is the one that we’re introduced to “almond” so adorable, David’s rambling here was so cute !!! he’s a brave soul to come up to the teacher and ask all sort of questions lol haha I’d go to my friends first!!! he’s so genuine…just like he’s talking to his friends

  298. By chance says:

    ATX……oh, the squirrel vid…….something so sweet, simple, honest about him……love him to pieces. Goodnight FOD friends. Goodnight David…….hope tomorrow’s another adventure.

  299. ATX #DA2014 says:

    Just read Kris Allen’s tweet:

    @KrisAllen: I wanted to let everyone know that RCA and I have decided to split ways. I thank them so much for everything that the… http://t.co/T20hOCdm

    ****
    Good night all. Videos running through my head…..

  300. pocoelsy says:

    Night ATX, I gotta go get things done around the house too, good night/day all wherever you are :)

  301. Miss Vicki #DA#2014 says:

    Good night all…Happy David Dreams….Miss Vicki

  302. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Sorry guys, I fell asleep! lol i’ve being forcing myself to become an early riser instead of a night owl…and well…it catches up on me!

    Miss Vicki, I love that growl too! Has anyone ever made a merry-go-round of it cos I sure would love to hear it! lol
    Poco – oh i’m so glad he was a doctor! I always laugh when people say their dogs don’t bite. They are still animals, they just haven’t biten anyone…YET. ;-)
    ATX – I guess its just weird how they’ve used David Cook as an example of a ‘popular’ girls hairstyle.

  303. josie says:

    I’ll bet Kris Allen didn’t have a manager who spilled the beans first, and “inadvertently” said he was dropped.

  304. kimk says:

    josie ‘inadvertently’?

  305. DFT says:

    Happy Birthday to GG! Wishing you the most wonderful awesomeage year ahead! (hugs) Miss you! (hope I got the date right).
    HaPpY BiRtHdAy To YoU, hApPy BiRtHdAy To YoU, hApPy BiRtHdAy To GgggggggGggggggg! HaPpY BiRtHdAy To YoU!!!
    http://youtu.be/GtA8TfdhArc

  306. kimk says:

    DFT I love that Happy Birthday video.. thank you!
    David and soul. the best!!

    Happy Birthday GG!!!!!!!

  307. kimk says:

    David should sing Happy Birthday at every live concert
    and record it!!
    or even better sing like that all the time!!!
    ahh I love when he goes there!!!

  308. DFT says:

    Goodmorning/Goodnight Kimk! It would be wonderful if David sang Happy Birthday at every concert . . . or maybe once a month for all those who have a birthday in that month.

  309. pocoelsy says:

    Hi DFT, Kimk, :) you’re up early!!!

    Just a quick stop here, I made the MGR. vid of the Archugrowl in Beautiful (fresh from the oven lol) for Miss Vicki #DA#2014 and Shanny…and for everyone who obsesses with the growl (me includes lol) …so hope you enjoy it :

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5_vgjfGFUU

    Now have to go cook some dinner :) …Thai Green curry..anyone!!

  310. DFT says:

    Hello Pocoelsy! :) Haha, I haven’t been to bed yet. I am fixing to try to get a few hours sleep though. I love your MGR video! Thanks so much for making the video. Have a great dinner!

  311. kimk says:

    pocoelsy lol! darn.. so looking forward to David’s first concert come 2014 and
    please let Beautiful be on his setlist!!

  312. Good morning FOD! SUPER busy day ahead…..price you pay for going on vacation! Now trying to catch up at work…extra hours!!

    So many beautifully worded comments…sure shows everyones love and support for David! Really GREAT to see some new faces too! You guys rock!

    Guess Kris Allen wants to go HIS way also …another one leaving RCA! At least he got to announce it!

    Well Nana patrol! ENJOY YOUR DAY! :)

  313. kimk says:

    Ivory Music & Video ‏@IvoryMusicVideo
    David Archuleta’s carrier single, ‘EVERYBODY HURTS’ can now be heard on Monster Radio RX 93.1 and Magic 89.9!…

    http://ivorymusic.org/music/pop/david-archuleta-begin/

  314. sarahhazel says:

    NEW THREAD

  315. kimk says:

    Vote the Disney Dreaming poll if you haven’t so far!

    http://www.disneydreaming.com/2012/09/19/david-archuleta-is-doing-wonderfully-as-of-september-19-2012/

    LOVE seeing David’s cute self on the TOP BANNER!! :D