David Archuleta ~ Happy Election Day! FOD interviews Jay Durias, Joshin’ around with MyDearWriter, Deseret suggests BEGIN. in Christmas flyer, Linda shares new Beaumont pix! Remembering Girl Up! A math problem solved! David on J-14! Tuesday this and that!

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Credit: Shelley, Anaheim, Dec. 2011

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“When it gets dark enough, you can see the stars.”

-Charles A. Beard

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It’s voting day in the US!

Well, if that’s the case you know what you have to do!  Go exercise your right, everyone :)

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“Speaking through the soul” ~ FOD interviews Jay Durias! 

Credit: Jay Durias

A few weeks ago, in an effort to bring our readers David-related news and information, we reached out to Jay Durias to see what he was up to!

Jay graciously answered a number of questions about his career, OPM, future projects, and of course, working with David!

Enjoy! And don’t forget to follow Jay and tweet him a comment at @jaydurias :)

FOD:  Tell us about your early career and how you got interested in music?  Who were your musical influences?

 
Jay Durias:  My father is a musician and he is one of my earliest musical influences. Though most artists in different genres influenced me in some ways.   I started playing the piano @ 3 yrs of age then worked as a pianist in hotels when I was about nine years old and everything started from there.

FOD:  Tell us about asking about your band experiences with South Border.  Have you worked with any other artists from the US, Canada, etc?

Jay Durias:  Working with the band is quite an experience musically.  Music we have made has brought us to a number of countries and it is such a wonderful experience to see people of different cultures have a liking to our music.

And yes, we have worked with artists the likes of Jeff Timmos of 98degrees, Constantine Maroulis & Jasmine Trias of American Idol, Stephen Bishop …among others.

FOD:  Many of David’s fans were introduced to OPM through Forevermore.  Tell us why OPM is so important?

Jay Durias:  Like many artists of different nationalities, love of their own music is very important because it somehow showcases their culture. That is why Original Pilipino Music is important to us.

FOD:  Can you tell us how you came to be acquainted with David Archuleta?

Jay Durias:  I was introduced to David by a TV Network here in the Philippines (TV5). I was asked to arrange and produce some songs for him for a tv series called “nandito Ako”.

Credit: @kariontour

Jay Durias:  Collaborating with David made working easy for me. He’s a natural…. and that made it all fun and easy. And he too spoke thru the soul which i’m more fluent at. :-)

FOD:  Do you have any stories that stand out about your time with David? How about a “funniest David moment?”

Jay Durias:  Every recording was a joy! Every Live Performance was a great gig! We really had an awesome time… I had a blast! :-)

We love Forevermore!  Tell us your thoughts on the final product.  What tracks are your favourites?

Jay Durias:  I have big respect for every song in that album…. i like them all… Each track was crafted beautifully in their own right…. yeah… they got their own lives you know..

David’s singing made them breathe with a different attitude and shine once again.

Accompanied by @jaydurias

FOD:  Can you tell us anything about Forevermore Expanded Edition?  Without revealing anything about the tracks, how did it come about?

Jay Durias:  I think Jon Daza of Ivory Records should answer that. :-)  {Ed Note:  Another interview idea!}

FOD:  WE LOVE RAINBOW!  Can you tell us anything about the Rainbow Remix?  What were you trying to accomplish with the remix?

Jay Durias:  Rainbow was originally a pop and r&b song with a slower speed. David requested if I could make it a little upbeat to give it a new twist…he let me hear a remix of it that i’ve never heard before… Now, that was funny and cool. :-)  {Ed Note:  upbeat with a new twist…sounds fun!!!}

FOD:  What are your thoughts in knowing OPM music was sold worldwide through Forevermore.  Have you heard from international fans?

Jay Durias:  Yes I have heard from international fans and naturally it has brought pride to me and I’m sure to my fellow Filipinos as well.

FOD: Do you have a dream collaboration?  Is there anyone in particular you’d like to work with?  What are your future plans in music, or otherwise?

Jay Durias:  Too many dreams…hahaha! :-) Any True Artist is a blessing and as long as it’s an honest to goodness heartfelt musical project, I’m down with that.!
I’m currently back into writing and recording for the next album. Wish me luck and i’ll send you one soon.

FOD: Any parting comments/thoughts?

Jay Durias:  From The Depths Of My Heart and Soul, Thank You and to everybody who has supported David and OPM……

Peace Love & Music!    God Bless You Always!!

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Thanks a million Jay for answered all of our questions!  You are a class act :)   Yes, we’d love to hear whatever you are working on!!  Keep speaking through your soul….

Let’s close with David Archuleta singing Wherever You Are with a great accompaniment by Jay Durias :)

Its obvious to me that a great collaboration occurred in Manila this past year.  We were lucky to be the recipients of the resulting great music involving songs that already “had great lives”.  Hopefully more to come in the future!

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OhMyJosh!

Let’s hear from someone else from the Philippines, MyDearWriter!  As tweeted last night:

Credit @mydearwriter: Just saw it ‘joshing’ around… so I thought I’d share with my ArchieFriends. :)

Take as much time as you want to josh some more MDW.  We don’t mind :)  We miss that guy!

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BEGIN. to gift this Christmas!

As found in her mailbox by Cathy_DA2014.  David’s BEGIN. resting against pinecones.  I think it looks quite appropriate!

Credit: Cathy_DA2014: @DavidArchie in the @deseretbook Christmas ad booklet. BEGIN. :)

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New David images from Linda

Remember how we’ve been encouraging you to clean out that vault?  To find out what’s hiding on those memory cards?

Linda (@lsctheliverlady) did just that and provided these gems.  These are from the  Beaumont TX concert  on March 11, 2009.   Either it was extremely hot, or someone was not wearing breathable cotton :(   Or both!  Heat, or cold, for that matter, does not make David hold back at all in performances, does it?  I’ll profile those cold-weather performances (and there were a few) in another post :)

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It’s voting day, for Everybody Hurts!

EH Music Vid climbed to third place yesterday, keep voting for an even higher placing!  We made it EASY PEASY…click to go!

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Remembering Girl Up campaign

David Archuleta attended a pep rally for the “Girl Up” United Nations Foundation Campaign at Marlborough School on November 5, 2010 in LA.  Click on the pic below to revisit some of the pics of the day!  Thanks Martha for sending this in!

Hi there David!

 

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Virginia solves David’s math problem!

From Virginia… 

Remember when David was asked to solve this really complicated looking math problem in the 20 Questions Segment? 

I was just going to say that my brother and I solved the problem. The work is attached! 

 

 Thanks Virginia, my math fact-checking skills are rusty but we love what you did!  This made me chuckle!

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Tuesday’s This and That

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We do!  Wow, great shot Zelle!

From archiehigh tumblr

Click on the image below to see all the gifs.  Great job on these!

 

Random humour, from ohnopurple tumblr.  Click to watch the gifs!

A twibbon that combines #DA2014 and BEGIN.  Nice job @missitii91!

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Falling for the pix!

Wow, the fall pix shown by Kalei and Joanie over the past days have been amazing!!!  Got a few more for you today.  Breanne took the first three, near Brigham City, Utah

Credit: Breanne

Credit: Breanne

Credit: Breanne

 

Credit: me

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Have a wonderful Tuesday and hoping that today gets that much easier for those affected by storms.

And for those in the US, get your VOTA on!!!

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338 Responses to David Archuleta ~ Happy Election Day! FOD interviews Jay Durias, Joshin’ around with MyDearWriter, Deseret suggests BEGIN. in Christmas flyer, Linda shares new Beaumont pix! Remembering Girl Up! A math problem solved! David on J-14! Tuesday this and that!

  1. sarahhazel says:

    Happy 223rd day and Election Day to all!!! Thanks mucho for the fabulous post, Pastel! :)
    Beautiful top pic! Hope we get another MKOCT in 2014!
    Lovely interview with Jay Durias….he’s one super talented and classy guy…..hope he and D do more collabs in the future!
    Wow, that 3rd Beaumont pic….he is sweating like bullets…..folded LS on a hot day?!
    (reminds me of that MO jacket in the Manila concert) LOL

  2. sarahhazel says:

    Going to get my flu shot this morning……good things I voted early! :)

    ❤Archadiavie Archie❤ ‏@ArchArchie

    “Why do you only tweet about David Archuleta?” I’m an Archie. What else am I supposed to tweet about? frogs?

  3. sarahhazel says:

    ♥Marylee~#DA2014♥♪ ‏@Marylee_DA2014

    http://www.live365.com/stations/shynner?play=2 … <– THANK YOU for playing BOTW this a.m. by the one & only @DavidArchie who puts a SMILE on his fans faces daily! ☺

  4. sarahhazel says:

    kevin retuya ‏@HappykevinR

    David archie autograph hahaha im his #1 fan!!! :) watched all of his concerts! :) http://instagr.am/p/RsA-FfGeZw/

  5. sarahhazel says:

    Forgot to say….I LOVE that gorgeous pic by Zelle….what a perfect profile he has!

  6. sarahhazel says:

    Wonder if he ate some of those candies?
    http://peacelovedavid.tumblr.com/image/35060692406

  7. Oinkiers says:

    Good morning everyone!!

  8. NorthCarolinaGirl♥Marylee says:

    Good Morning FODers …and thanks for the terrific post Pastel! The great thing about being an Archie for 4+ years is all the memories that we get to share while he’s on his Mission! ~so many! …add those to all David showered on us just before he departed…how lucky are we?!!! I’d say pretty dang lucky …and ever so blessed!

    Get out & VOTE if you haven’t already ~so important for the good of our Country! God Bless the USA ♥

  9. sarahhazel says:

    Good morning, oinkiers!

  10. Oinkiers says:

    Rainbow video didn’t come out with out me knowing it did it? :roll:

  11. jhen says:

    Happy Election in US. Whoa ! Awesome interview of FOD with Jay Durias. Nice to hear he enjoy every moments his working with David

  12. VaBeachArchie says:

    HAPPY TUESDAY! Exercise your right and VOTE!

    Hello sarahhazel, Oinkiers and Marylee!

    What a FABULOUS post Pastel! THANKS! LOVE all the AMAZING pics of David…what a PERFECT face! LOVE the Jay Durius interview! What a GREAT musician, song writer and arranger! What a TEAM he and David make…hope there’s more of that in the future! THANKS to all for the picss, vids and all the creative David goodies! David’s fans are the BEST!

    ENJOY YOUR DAY! :)

  13. jhen says:

    Nice picture of My Dear Writer at Batangas

  14. sarahhazel says:

    oinkiers–nope, no Rainbow yet…..party still on hold!

  15. sarahhazel says:

    Hi, NCG, Jhen, VaBch!

  16. sarahhazel says:

    Joanna Alden ‏@Joanna_Montana1

    I haven’t been this nervous about voting results since the David Coo David Archuleta season finale of American Idol. #anxietyattacks

  17. Oinkiers says:

    Sarahhazel- oh, thank goodness I do not want to miss the party………oh, and the video too!!

  18. sarahhazel says:

    BBS

  19. VaBeachArchie says:

    Hello Jhen! Seems that the two have a GREAT working relationship and a FABULOUS outcome!! Nandito Ako is one of my FAVS! Wish he’d write something for David to record when he gets back….love OPM! Had to order an other forevermore album. a while back….repeated You Are My Song and Nandito Ako too much I think!! lol

  20. jhen says:

    Va- who knows might be Jay Durias is writing a song for David. I’m still hoping for NA dvd. Hope the rights issues resolve soon

  21. jhen says:

    Sarah- guess they will release the rainbow mv after FEE is already on sale .

  22. VaBeachArchie says:

    Jhen and sarahhazel…So much to look forward too….SOON!!! lol We’ll be in EXCITEMENT OVERLOAD when it all happens!!

    Well off to the dentist and then to vote! Then back to Nana patrol…BUSY day!

  23. kimk says:

    yo.. kari tweeted something very interesting!?
    will post later.. hint of another cd!!? :)

    Pastel thank you!!!

  24. granny Lyn from South Africa says:

    hi Pastel and all at FOD
    What a great post, super pics, perfect!!!
    I just love the autumn (Fall) pictures that you have been posting the past few days. We don’t ever see such beauty where we live- though we have other wonderful sights and landscapes. There is another reason to save my money and get over to the USA or Canada, well it will have to be after 2014 and definately in the Fall. I hope the voting goes whichever way you would like it to and that the best man for the job is elected. Have a great day to you all xxx

  25. Good Morning Jhen Sarahhazel, Va Beach oinkier, Kimk, NorthCarolinagirl.
    Pastel what a great post full of so many great goodies. Thank you. I love how Jay Durias ans David worked together. I hope they do collabrate again when he gets back.
    I am so proud of bieng part of a fabulous family known as Archies for since Idol. Everyday i see something that a fan shares that i have not seen. And we keep getting new surprises. David you are awesome.
    I have to go to work but first i will vote, so have a great David day and will BBL.

  26. Lucy says:

    I haven’t seen those Girl up pics in a while, I gotta say I love those jeans he had on….

  27. sarahhazel says:

    Got my flu shot!…..HELLO again, everyone!!!

    breanne #DA2014 ‏@breanneruss

    Be sure to VOTE for @DavidArchie’s Everybody Hurts on MYXPH http://myxph.com/default.aspx Also VOTE in today’s election!!!!
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  28. sarahhazel says:

    Maureen_#DA2014 ‏@Maureen_abms

    They are playing @DavidArchie’s CRUSH in Staples. I knew I liked this store! :)))

  29. sarahhazel says:

    kimk–what??? something from Kari???!!! what?! what?! :eek:

  30. ksf says:

    Lol. Seeing some tweets…why are people questioning if David will release new music in 2013? Of course!!! Um, it would not be the brightest idea to release EVERYTHING this year and have nothing for next year. It’s the only thing that makes sense but peeps are constantly asking.

  31. Ali says:

    Here’s what kimk is talking about: (I assume this is what you were talking about kim! Or just correct me if I’m wrong lol)

    Nada Salsabila ‏@Nadaasalsabila
    @kariontour Hi Kari, I still wonder would David release new album next year? Please answer me, thanks before

    Kari Sellards ‏@kariontour
    @Nadaasalsabila who knows what the future holds!

    Hmmmmm.

  32. sarahhazel says:

    Ali–hmmmm it is….haha….not a “NO”……I smell something cookin’…. :)

  33. sarahhazel says:

    Maureen_#DA2014 ‏@Maureen_abms

    @kimak @DavidArchie I’m on a roll now….that’s TWO TIMES I have heard one of his songs in a store. lol

  34. Ali says:

    My guess would be a song or a couple songs or perhaps an EP. Like ksf said, I had assumed they had things to release next year as well. Not sure there was time to do a whole other album and tbh I’m not sure if I’d want another full album right away.

    I mean, I always love new David music but he’s put out two albums this year and an extended one coming and ATE was July of last year and GCT cd and dvd came out. I think some fans are kind of tapped out lol. You need to be wary of saturating the market and diminishing returns. But I’d love a song here and there to keep interest up — that’s a whole different kettle of fish :D

  35. sarahhazel says:

    ksf–spreading the surprises makes sense….LOL…..I can’t imagine not having anything at all for the whole year….yikes!!! :???:

  36. sarahhazel says:

    Ali–a song here and there sounds good to me…..bring on the EPs! :D

  37. ksf says:

    Today turned out to be a great day for Chuck E. Cheese. :) Rainy and chilly outside.

  38. sarahhazel says:

    ksf–sounds fun for the kids!

  39. ksf says:

    sarahhazel – yeah I definitely think there’s more to come. :)

  40. ksf says:

    sarahhazel – my son loves it! No matter how many times we go he never gets tired. Election Day is perfect — no huge crowds and lots of fun.

  41. sarahhazel says:

    ksf–you only have 1 kid, right?

  42. ksf says:

    sarahhazel – yep. We’re having mommy/son hang out time since school is closed today.

  43. lct#DA2014 says:

    Happy voting day! The election will go into the wee hours of the night/morning. Can someone tweet or comment on the results? I should hear you across the pond! thanks!

  44. kimk says:

    OH MY RAINBOW.. UPBEAT WITH A NEW TWIST??!!!!
    I NEEEEEEEEEEEEEEED A SNIIIIIIIIIPPPPPPPPPPEEEEEEEEETTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!

  45. kimk says:

    34m Victoria Hornღ♫♕❀✿♥☆ ‏@LadyVmusic
    woohoo just heard one of my songs is going to be a single in jan… butterflies of happiness dancing inside.. :)

    HUH???!!!

  46. kimk says:

    Ali YES that is it.. ha Kari is a goddess of tease.. counting on it!!!!!!!!!!!

  47. kimk says:

    lct from what I have seen so far it is really close.. lol almost wish we could have two Presidents!!

  48. sarahhazel says:

    Woah….Lady V???….crossing fingers it’s a D song!!!

  49. sarahhazel says:

    ksf–that’s nice…..nothing like a quality mom-little son bonding time! :)

  50. lct#DA2014 says:

    I know Europe is really watching the election… Glad I voted early absentee! It’s such an important duty for Americans! Good nite!

  51. sarahhazel says:

    Nice pic for today’s Election….

    Heather ❤ DA2014 ‏@Heather_DA2014

    David pic day 72! Make sure you vote today! #davidarchie #da2014 http://instagr.am/p/Rsqo7SQU-q/

  52. kimk says:

    think someone asked her if it was David’s song.. maybe we can get a clue soon?
    Kari did leave us a lil hint in her way.. that she does.. she is like David!
    ha they are the kings of keeping us hanging on!!! :D

  53. Oinkiers says:

    I VOTED!!!!

    New songs next year would be AWESOME!!!

  54. nora says:

    good afternoon, voted early this morning, busy lines moved fast, here in MA. can’t wait for this election to be over, sick of politics and politicians !!! after voting went food shopping at a Market Basket, and guess what, I heard this voice and just knew it was David, singing CRUSH, just made my day. So happy to hear his voice.

    Grand Kid duty, BBL.

  55. Am at work, but had to say, that I love surprises. What ever Davidarchie gives us is fine with me. I agree we dot want everything at once. After all its not too long before this year is over. Back to work. See you guys later.

  56. Oinkiers says:

    As I was talking to some friends this morning one said “off with political ads and on with the Christmas ads!! :lol:

  57. kimk says:

    oinkiers here in NC we have Christmas ads already.. malls are decorated and Santa is on his way to sit with the kiddies!

  58. Oinkiers says:

    Kimk- :D the malls and stores are just now getting ready for that!! I am excited to go shopping for ornaments I bought a huge tree a few years ago and still don’t have enough ornaments on it!! Plus I have a 2 foot tree with all pig ornaments :roll: !!

  59. ksf says:

    Yikes!! Could take up to a MONTH for Ohio to count provisional votes?? They’re calling it a “nightmare scenario.” :shock: Um…let’s hope it doesn’t come to all that and there’s a CLEAR winner…for better…or for worse.

  60. sarahhazel says:

    oinkiers–an all pig-ornaments tree?…..sounds really cute!

  61. sarahhazel says:

    ksf–a month?!….why that long???

  62. Oinkiers says:

    It was moms idea she bought me the tree one year when she was looking at my tree and realizing how many pig ornaments I had!! The funny thing is they were all gifts I never bought any of them LOL!!

  63. sarahhazel says:

    oinkiers–that’s nice….peeps already know what to give you when it comes to ornaments! :)

  64. Oinkiers says:

    sarah- LOL!!

  65. kimk says:

    lol piggie ornaments.. would love to see it! mine last year has woodland creatures.. and of course squirrels and tons of plaid!!

  66. ksf says:

    sarahhazel – provisional ballots will only come into play if the margin of victory is less than the number of provisional votes and since this is apparently such a tight race that may very well be the case. They can’t begin counting provisional ballots until November 17, with a due date of December 7. So…a month.

  67. ksf says:

    I’m LOVING this weather! It’s finally beginning to feel like Fall…a nice day to curl up with some hot chocolate and a good book. Just recently finished Jane Eyre and now on to Sense and Sensibility…really into the classics right now. Now…if only my 7 year old would cooperate…lol.

  68. Oinkiers says:

    kimk- thats awesome!!

  69. ksf says:

    “Did you like Justin Bieber when YOU were little?” asks my son sincerely. LOL

  70. ksf says:

    Tried to avoid election coverage…but clearly I have failed miserably.

  71. sarahhazel says:

    ksf–aw, that’s so cute….

  72. sarahhazel says:

    Joy FOD ‏@Joy528_FOD

    Long lines at the polls.Good news is no line at the post office. ;) Gave a @DavidArchie BEGIN. cd 2 the lady at the P.O. I always talk to.

  73. sarahhazel says:

    Justin’s Hallelujahღ ‏@lnBieberWeTrust

    @DavidArchie i love you and your music, your amazing david.:)

    Nice to know some Beav fans appreciate him. :)

  74. sarahhazel says:

    ksf–gonna watch abc 7′s coverage later tonight….

  75. sarahhazel says:

    djafan#DA2014 ‏@djafanTheVoice

    Don’t forget to send Birthday and Christmas cards to David Archuleta @davidarchie !!! FAN MAIL ADDRESS: http://wp.me/PHkN1-4cn @kariontour

  76. ksf says:

    sarahhazel – I’ve been catching CNN…I try to avoid FOX like the plague they are. Fortunately, though, I have an engagement tonight that will prevent me from getting sucked in again. Lol.

    I’m betting that Romney will win. Anyone else up for making an early prediction? Just for fun, of course! :)

  77. tami lyn says:

    hi everyone :) ksf~ i like to watch FOX cuz gretchen is from mpls! but yeah i understand why some people would not want to watch that channel(network) lol

  78. sarahhazel says:

    ksf–same with yours…..can’t wait till this is over….LOL

  79. sarahhazel says:

    djafan#DA2014 ‏@djafanTheVoice

    @davidarchie ‘s REMEMBER TRENDING PARTY THIS FRIDAY @ 7 PM UTAH TIME WITH #EverybodyHurtsMusicVideo =) RT please #DA2014

  80. Oinkiers says:

    ksf and sarah- I am with you guys!!!!

    Tamilyn- Thank you so much for your sweet tweet last week!! Sorry I didnt get to answer you!! I missed all of you guys also!!! Thankyou for thinking of me!!

  81. Amanda Jane says:

    Evening all!

    Does anyone else “like” The Civil Wars on Facebook? They just cancelled all of their touring dates “due to internal discord and irreconcilable differences of ambition we are unable to continue as a touring entity at this time.” Consider me shocked! Joy Williams did just have a baby and all…

  82. sarahhazel says:

    Amanda–what?!….they haven’t been together for a long time and already parting ways…..that’s kinda sad.

  83. ksf says:

    Amanda Jane – Aww…that’s sooo sad! I hope they can settle they’re differences. Great band. :(

  84. kimk says:

    ahh that is too bad.. they were good together.

  85. Oinkiers says:

    Amanda Jane :(!!!

  86. Amanda Jane says:

    Sarah – well they ended the post saying that hope to have new music in 2013, so I’m confused about it. Their touring schedule was incredibly ambitious though…if I recall they took off a month or so when she had her baby and that’s it, been back at it ever since.

  87. ksf says:

    Not that I want Romney to win… but… preparing for the worst. :(

  88. sarahhazel says:

    ksf–same here :( ….but whatever will be, will be……

  89. sarahhazel says:

    Amanda–maybe too much, too soon…..but who knows……

  90. sarahhazel says:

    Pattie #DA2014 ‏@Attwittsend

    Remember whn @DavidArchie tweeted bout Hallmark movies & tweeted again 2 make sure we understood it was his aunt crying at them, not him LOL

    I miss his tweets…… :cry:

  91. ksf says:

    Hi tami lyn! :) it’s always cool to see hometown folks on the national screen.

    sarahhazel – You’re right :( Nothing anyone can do at this point. We shall see…

  92. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Hey Fod! :-)

    Pastel, wow, great post today. Mydearwriter’s a sweetie isn’t she, and the pics – the profile shot by zelle (is that a pimple on his chin!? :shock: ) and those beautiful autumn pics (we don’t get a lot of trees changing colour here which is sad) and of course the interview with Jay. I LOVED what he said about communicating with the soul! Beautiful! And wowza he was a child prodigy on the piano huh?! He’s definitely talented, there’s no doubt about that. :-)

    Happy US election day everyone! Hope all the US Archies have.voted! :-)

  93. kimk says:

    Shanny WHAT.. you mean David is NOT perfect!! :wink:
    dang.. if I could have one thing of his.. ok a beautiful singing voice duh but… would WANT HIS SKIN!!

  94. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Wow that is a shame about Civil Wars. They’re pretty honest about it though – which I appreciate.
    For some reason, I realise now, their break up doesn’t surprise me though. Maybe because them getting together seemed a little hasty or something, a little too ‘we discovered we’re perfect for each other’ type of thing. Plus them being a female/male duo while being married to other people had the potential to cause conflict I think. Seems all bands/duos break up which is a shame. Hard to keep everyone going in the same direction, at the same time and wanting the same thing. Thats why its good david is an individual artist with support bands.

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

    Hello Everyone!

    Hey ksf! I understand you dont like FOX news, but please understand there might be people here who do or who want Romney to win & they dont think thats the worst thing that could happen. I’m all for free speech, but maybe just be a little careful on how you put things. Personally, I think for the the most part the media is a joke, everyone is so bias, that they dont report the actual news & facts. Not everything you hear on all the liberal media stations is correct & same on any conservative stations is correct. I’m not going to say who I voted for, but to be fair, Romney is, I believe, a good man, who wants to help this country. There are people who wont agree with how he wants to do it, but I dont think its right to say he’s the worst thing that could happen. Whats Obama done the last 4 years thats so great? I’m not saying that to start something, I’m saying that to prove that there are different sides, different thoughts, different opinions on how to handle things. How about, whoever ends up as president, people, everywhere, try to work together to make things better, instead of issuing insults, blame & lies about someone. KSF, the first part of my comment is for you, the rest, well, guess I’m a bit fed up with all media, be it so called news outlets or commercials, its gotten to be too much :roll: I know one person we all can vote for, whatever the poll, thats DAVID :grin: Dont worry, I wont speak on this subject again, just had to get it out, not directed at anyone here really. Thankgoodness this election is almost done :grin:

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

    Oh My Heck! Sorry, my comment didnt look that big at all :roll: :oops:

  97. Oinkiers says:

    kimk- agree his skin! And I never seen him in person and tell how perfect it is!! My sister seen him once in Utah and said he is breathless she said you do not expect that!! She said pics don’t even do him justice!!

  98. kimk says:

    hmm.. me thinks come early next year there WILL be a new CD or EP.. and LadyV’s might be a single!
    that is my prediction for the evening!
    When Your Heart Falls Out
    David Archuleta

    lol or I am thinking when OUR Hearts Fall Out.. or already did!!

  99. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Kim, haha…his eyes! I’ll have those eyes thanks.
    That leaves his smile…who wants his light up the room smile? :-) (if no-one wants it, i’ll take that too. ;-) No going to waste at my house.)

  100. kimk says:

    Shanny it is sad about the Civil Wars and I hope whatever happened they can get it back together sometime in the future.

  101. Oinkiers says:

    Hello BETH!! I agree I have had the tv off because I think the media always makes things up and or drama………… jmo!!

  102. Oinkiers says:

    Kimk :lol: I agree!!

  103. kimk says:

    umm can I add his lips and hands.. to that too.
    ohh his hair ain’t that bad either.

  104. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Gosh, i’m thinking my heart just about fell out with Oinkiers comment about david being breathtaking in real life.
    The anticipation you ladies create…… :lol:

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

    Hey kimk! Do you think we might get a Christmas song? Dont mean to sound greedy, whatever they have planned is cool with me. Its just, once you’ve heard David sing, well, any chance to hear him sing again, be it cd, 1 song or live, you’ll take it :grin:

    Hey oinkiers! Just tired of the media bias out there, journalism isnt what it use to be.

  106. kimk says:

    Shanny ha well we told you.. the eyes.. that is what will kill you.

  107. sarahhazel says:

    Shanny–yes, it’s a dimple on his chin!…you haven’t noticed that before???…he’s got everything!….everything cute, that is….haha…..

  108. Oinkiers says:

    Is any up for santa to be president or Wilbur and one of the chicks can be vice president…….. I wonder if any thing would get done :roll: maybe we should stick with santa!!

  109. sarahhazel says:

    Shanny–yes, if you think his pics are breathtaking….wait till you see him in person. :)

  110. sarahhazel says:

    oinkiers–David Archuleta for President! :D

  111. kimk says:

    Beth hmm.. going to guess if we get Christmas music it might be for next year? like a homecoming party to look forward too?
    thinking pop early next year here in the US?
    but geesh these are all guesses cause as we all know they LOVE to surprise us and keep us waiting!

    thinking we all might not want to talk about the election.. so charged right now would hate to have things go kaboom around here. I am ok either way with it all just don’t like the name calling on twitter. kind of sad.
    also kind of glad David is away.. can’t get in the middle of it all this way?

  112. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    It would be very cool if the civil wars could sort their differences out at some stage. I hope at the very least that their success as a duo will give them greater opportunities as individual artists.

    Beth…hi ya! :-) And…groan…uh huh…don’t trust the media – apparently few people do these days…actually…apparently democrats tend to trust the media more lol! Statistically speaking anyway. Prolly cos the media tends to be liberal leaning….
    I find sociological stuff like that fascinating.

    Confession…i used to think david’s top lip was an odd shape. But he pulls those lips into such beautiful smiles, it matters not.

  113. kimk says:

    David as President.. hmm that sure would be interesting!
    The Singing Prez!!!

    Indonesian ArchAngel ‏@Archie_lovers
    David with Mr. Barack Obama :) http://twitpic.com/bauvv4

  114. kimk says:

    McKenzie Harris ‏@McKenzieHarr
    3rd day at #3 for @DavidArchie David Archuleta Everybody Hurts on Myx Daily Top 10. I prefer #1 http://myxph.com pic.twitter.com/hj0C3b5n

    YES!! :D

  115. sarahhazel says:

    Bet he can’t wait to do this again……

    Romina. ‏@ItsMina92
    Foto: boybandsfan: David Archuleta http://tmblr.co/ZsU8twWlgJi3

  116. kimk says:

    https://twitter.com/McKenzieHarr/status/265894386557128704/photo/1

    hmm so it is those 1D boys at #2 and Julie Anne San Jose is still #1!

  117. Oinkiers says:

    sarah- hmmm not A bad idea!!

  118. kimk says:

    http://blogs.tennessean.com/tunein/2012/11/06/the-civil-wars-cancel-all-tour-dates-cite-irreconcilable-differences/?sf7074635=1

    Rich Parkinson ‏@OneRichSong
    One of the saddest things I’ve ever read. Breaks my heart when musical geniuses call it quits. :(

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

    Oinkiers, The Fine Feathered Fellows & Wilbur would’ve made fine candidates, but every citizen would’ve been required to wear plaid :grin: It would’ve made everyone dizzy.

  120. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Sarahhazel…hmmm…me was thinking I saw a pimple on the dimple.
    :lol:
    Silly me couldn’t resist that one.

    Kim – name calling on twitter?! Amongst the Archies? Over the election? Wow…sad.

  121. sarahhazel says:

    I’ll be dreaming of getting an EP of WYHFO next year! ♥♥♥♥

  122. tami lyn says:

    oinkiers~ you’re welcome! :)

  123. Oinkiers says:

    True Beth……plus they would have had to where piggy hats!! Piggy hats are always pink!! Sooo yeah…….. I think this is best to leave it up to David to be President!!

  124. sarahhazel says:

    Shanny–pimple on the dimple?…might not look so cute….LOL…. ;)

  125. kimk says:

    Shanny no name calling with the Archies.. this is about the election. what I saw was not very nice indeed.

  126. ksf says:

    Beth – I’m sorry but my opinion is unchanged…I don’t like Fox News and they are a plague…CLEARLY imo. And, I don’t want Romney to win which is also unchanged. Tbh, I think you’d have a problem with ANYTHING I say and that’s fine. I get it. But, please don’t be condescending enough to presume to tell ANYONE what not to say or how to say it. Just had to get that out of MY system.

  127. kimk says:

    lol pimple on the dimple..

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

    kimk, Yeah, they like to keep us guessing, fun that way :grin: Yeah, I said my one piece, but not going to talk about the election anymore. Lot more fun to talk about David & eachother.

    What a shame about the Civil Wars, going to read that link.

    Shanny, Davids lip?, lol.

  129. trufax says:

    I have a thing for David’s lips. Not alone on this. anyone remember when David was in the Philipines and he was telling the story of a woman there who had called out,”I love your mouth!” Everyone laughed, but David seemed clueless! I thought oh Davey, don’t you know you have plump kissable lips? Had no one ever told him?

  130. cc halo says:

    Re election: I remember hearing in the last election that the problems were so bad that whoever was elected then would probably never be reelected, so it’s surprising that it’s so close now. We’re all looking for a miracle worker, but there’s only so much that can be done. I think things are on the mend though, and hope that whoever’s in office, we’ll be fine.

  131. Oinkiers says:

    My sister also said he was taller than she thought but again she is only 5foot LOL!! An inch taller than me!!

  132. sarahhazel says:

    trufax–LOL….you’re not alone, of course…..but I don’t remember that “I love your mouth” story…..haha….he’s too funny…
    I think “I love your lips” is better though…. ;)

  133. sarahhazel says:

    oinkiers–for short people like us….he IS tall! :)

  134. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    If there are singles coming next year…they would have to be songs from the vault wouldn’t they…or else david wouldn’t have had time to record them before he left.
    So excited for whatever may be in store. :-)

    Am I the only one who thinks of december as being a year into david’s mission? I have to keep reminding myself he started in March. Not sure if that is going to make the last three months drag by really slowly or if it will go quickly because we’ll be so used to waiting and excitedly anticipating his return and planning out his life for him by then ;-)

  135. trufax says:

    I forget what visit it was…it was mentioned in a recap of a fan who won the chance to hang with D. she went to photo shoots, lunch,shopping..wish i could read it again. twas awesome.

  136. Oinkiers says:

    bbs

  137. Hello everyone, i just got home from work.
    I’m proud of myself because i I voted, I mailed DavidArchies, Birthday & Christmas cards today.
    I’m going to read the comments that i missed today, so be back in few.

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

    ksf, Thats not what I was trying to do, I just dont think this is the place to discuss the election, other than saying that someone voted. What you’re saying is very heated, very direct & may hurt someone. You can say whatever you want, I wasnt being condescending, I was just thinking of others, who may not appreciate it. Politics & religion discussions can get out of hand, thats all I’m saying. I will not speak of the election again, here on FOD, if you or anyone else chooses to, thats fine with me, not a problem. I will just move on past anything I dont agree with. I have this tendency to try to smooth out things, be a peacemaker, but I wont do that again :grin: I liked your story about taking your son to Chucky Cheese. My cousins kids love that place.

    When you think about it, David has left us with so many gifts, we are so lucky. Dont know of any other singer who would do as much as he has, even a pic of him dressed in a gorilla mask for Halloween,lol.

  139. trufax says:

    maybe she said i like your mouth..same thing. does anyone remember this recap,i wish i had saved it.

  140. sarahhazel says:

    Shanny–I don’t include the first 3 months of 2014 in my D countdown (it will go fast!)…so after Dec. it will only be 12 months to go for me…..haha!

  141. palmtreephan (#DA 2014) says:

    Shanny, I happen to ADORE David’s top lip……..beautifully showcased in the first little bit of the video below. I believe every molecule of his 5’07″ body was built for singing. Sigh…….

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jK98rfP0zA

  142. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Trufax – haha yep I don’t think you are alone in your assessment of d’s lips. lol

    Cchalo – I agree – with the last election I always thought…’man if I wanted to run for president, i’d wait till the next election thanks’ …who wanted to inherit that mess! not me.

  143. trufax says:

    Love you beth Fox rocks!

  144. sarahhazel says:

    palmtreephan–OMJ….I notice that too every time I watch that KL FS video….and I watch it often…..haha…..one of my faves!

  145. sarahhazel says:

    Need to remind myself to send David a Christmas card! ***marking calendar***

  146. Sarahhazel, i agree with you, i don’t count the first three months of 2014 in Davids count down either. Your right though, it will go fast. I’m getting excited just thinking about it.

  147. trufax says:

    WOW thanks palmtreephan. Forgot about that video! bbl going to watch it again a few dozen times. lol

  148. ksf says:

    Think I’ll go “clean toilets” as Candy says, permanently. I just can’t anymore. This is supposed to be a public forum, but its not when one person feels like they have to police others’ comments — or actually I think its just my comments. How condescending and self righteous. I don’t care if you agree with anything I say but we can all express our opinions as we see fit since there are no children here and none of us needs to be censored. It makes me sad that I ever posted here. I hate it cause I will really miss this place but sometimes thats the way it goes. Take care all.

  149. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Palmtree – sigh – that vid. What do I say? That guy. Love.him. Miss him. Hurts my heart. But in a good way. So grateful for him.
    …and yep…had to laugh at myself, watching vids and analysing the poor guys top lip. lol

    Sarahhazel – I can see it now…we are all going to spend the last 3 months anticipating his return, planning things out on his behalf, that when he gets back we will be in need of more material because we would have covered all the discussion topics ahead of time. (thinking topics like homecoming celebrations, concerts, future music, if he should take his time or release something quickly, if and who he should sign with, what his first projects should be….etc etc)

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

    Hey ksf! I think you missed the part of my comment where I said I want you or anyone else to say what you want, whatever you want. I dont appreciate being called condescending. So you can say what you want, but I or anyone else cant say what we want? I dont want you do go KSF, I said I want people to say whatever you want, dont make something else out of what I said. ONE MORE TIME, you can say whatever you want. By not wanting to comment here anymore, you just went against your own comment. Now get yourself back here & continue commenting. I was just trying to explain what I was trying to say, you can say anything you want.

  151. ksf says:

    Beth – Okay! :lol: Gotcha!!

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

    Hey Shanny! I think you’re right, but I think all of that will start next March 28th, that whole year will be a fans wish list of what David will do when he comes back. Poor guy, wont have a minute to himself with all the stuff the fans will have planned.

  153. palmtreephan (#DA 2014) says:

    Shanny, I have counted days until Christmas, days until I could get my ears pierced, days until I could get my driver’s license, days until my daughter was born, days until a dream vacation………and this contdown until 2014 is killin’ me!!!

  154. ksf says:

    Beth – LOL…I was definitely miffed about your comment but then I realized exactly what you said…by not commenting anymore I was going against what I just said. Dangit! So…I’m back! Yes, I’m a wee bit psycho, its true. :)

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

    ksf :grin: :grin: :grin: ((((HUGS)))) You went to Chucky Cheese, I went to Ikea earlier tonight with my parents, had swedish meetballs, mashed potatoes, cornbread & chocolate cake for desert. I’m still soooooooooo full, Uff da :grin:

  156. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Ksf, I tend to be a pretty honest and open and somewhat opinionated person. (I’m even up for discussing religion and politics! But don’t out of respect for wanting to keep the peace here.) One thing I have learnt is that if i’m going to say something controversial, i’ve got to be prepared to expect others will respond.
    You also are like me – honest and open and opinionated – lol. So you are going to get responses to your comments.

    And I truly think Beth is as she said – a peacemaker who tries to stand up for others. She has stood up for various topics and people in her time here at fod. I appreciate both of you for these qualities and I think you are both great people and valuable here. I hope we can see the commonalities and friendship and look past our differences?

  157. trufax says:

    darn i hate politics. but we all love david…please can we all get along? sorry i mentioned what news i watch…+his is a touchy time for many of us.

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

    ksf :grin: No problem, I’ve been known to have spun off my spool on occaision :lol: I woke up at 3 this morning, went into the bathroom, looked in the mirror & my pupils looked really big, I was half awake, it scared me, my heart was racing, felt flush, wondered what the heck was happening to me, looked at peoples eyes on the tv, to compare them to mine,lol, then looked in the mirror & they were back to normal. Didnt know your eyes do that when you’re alseep,lol. I feel like a nut. I was half awake, so I wasnt thinking rationally. So, I would say, you’re fine, I’m the loopty lulu :lol:

  159. sarahhazel says:

    Beth, ksf– :) :D :)

  160. Oinkiers says:

    Will you guys teach me to be open because my husband can’t even get anything out of me!! It drives my family and friends crazy!! They are always asking what the heck is she thinking or does she even really care or I hope she is truely happy since she wan’t talk about anything……. By the way I AM truely happy :lol: !!! I guess I have always been the time to sit back and watch and learn!! :lol: Me not speaking has actually gotten me into trouble :roll:

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

    Thank You Shanny :grin: You’re pretty cool too!!!!!!!!!

    Hey Elysian! If you’re lurking, Thanks so much for your comment last night, it was very sweet, made me teary eyed, you’re so kind :grin:

  162. Oinkiers says:

    * wont

  163. sarahhazel says:

    ksf–don’t you go Archulurking in Archulurkdom ever…..we need troublemakers like you every now and then here….ya hear me?!……LOLOLOLOLOLOL….. :twisted: :lol:

  164. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Beth, lol…yep we probably will start the planning come March next year! :lol: :roll:

    Thats what I mean…i fear when he returns we will have exhausted all those topics ahead of time and will therefore be hankering after him as soon as he gets back, in order to have new material to discuss. I can see it now – disagreements over how much ‘breathing time’ to give him. Some will be saying…give him time, some will be saying this is a crucial time to get his career kickstarted again …and, poor david will be the one who has to live his life amidst the storm.

  165. sarahhazel says:

    oinkiers–don’t ask me cuz I’m a woman of few words too….haha!….I’m only talkative here in FODlandia…..for realzzz! :lol:

  166. Oinkiers says:

    Sarah- me too!! I am better at communacating on paper Or computer than actually speaking…….. I know there i a misspelled word!!!! DANG IT!!! Oh well not even going to fix it!!

  167. ksf says:

    Beth – ( I’m sorry for assigning the wrong motives to what you said. Hugs to you.) I love Ikea!! Where else can you get a full breakfast for free or like $.99?? Great place. :)

    Shanny – Thanks for your always insightful thoughts. You are right…I’m great at giving opinions but not so good at humility or taking criticism for that matter. I’m grateful that there are peacemakers around here or this place would explode. I have lots to learn that’s for sure.

  168. Oinkiers says:

    Never been to Ikea is it pretty expensive?

  169. sarahhazel says:

    ksf–I love IKEA too!….love stuffseeing there even tho I’m not buying anything…hehe…..

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

    Shanny, Hey, its better to have people who cant wait to hear you sing live again vs not caring,lol. I do hope he takes a week or two to relax, readjust. Whatever he wants to do is fine with me :grin: Oh & Thanks :grin:

    sarahhazel :grin:

    oinkiers, maybe the more you talk here, the more you’ll talk amongst you’re family.

  171. sarahhazel says:

    oinkiers–actually a lot of stuff there are pretty cheap/reasonably priced.

  172. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Oinkiers – well we need all kinds of people in the world. And I guess wisdom is the sweet spot in knowing when to say less and when to say more.
    A couple of years ago, I made a new years resolution to ‘say less’. It was very beneficial. lol And is something I still need to work on. ;-)
    Maybe you should have a new years resolution to ‘say more’ – particularly to your hubby? lol

  173. ksf says:

    Beth @ 7:47 – lol…that definitely would have freaked me out, too! My son does that…he can have a conversation and everything, eyes wide open, and he won’t remember a thing the next morning. A little scary! :shock:

    oinkiers, sarahhazel – :) So funny…I’m actually kinda quiet myself in “real life.” I’ve gotten more vocal as I’ve gotten older but most people would not call me outspoken.

  174. ksf says:

    sarahhazel – Ikea is the best place to window shop. :)

    oinkiers – That’s what’s so great about Ikea…the prices are awesome! Very inexpensive and seems to be a great company overall.

  175. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Ksf, well considering you said you need to work on being humble – that was an impressively humble comment you made. I’m impressed. :-) And thanks for being understanding of what I was trying to say. :-)

  176. Oinkiers says:

    Shanny- I have tried that…. :roll: it didn’t work!!

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

    ksf, Thats so true. I’ve been to Ikea on the weekend, huge lines for the breakfast. Lots of fun to look at the merchandise too. (Hey, its ok, no problem, Thanks)

  178. Oinkiers says:

    I guess i am the strong silent time that has no problem to beat to my own drum!! LOL!!

  179. Oinkiers says:

    Now I want to go to Ikea I will have to go next time I vistit my sister in Chicago!!

  180. Oinkiers says:

    *visit

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

    ksf, lol, once I had worked from 5 in the evening until 7:30 the next morning, so tired, went home, someone from work called me, I told them off, said all sorts of words,lol, came to work that evening, people asking me, what the heck did you say to so & so, I said what are you talking about. I had no idea that she called & no idea what I said,lol, I was so tired. I once answered my shoe when the phone rang,lol. My mom called me after working a long shift, so tired, I picked up my shoe, kept yelling “Hello, Hello, Hello”, lol.

  182. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    I’m not sure what i’m like in real life. A little bit of both maybe. Depends on the situation I guess. I do know that some people have been surprised when i’ve stood up for myself. I’m much quieter in group social situations than I am with just a handful of people. Although I tend to feel responsibility to keep the conversation flowing if there is a lull or something, so that probably makes me seem more talkative at times than what I would otherwise be naturally. I think that ‘responsible’ feeling even impacts my interactions here on FOD to be honest. Sometimes I would be happy to just lurk more and comment less among other things. But I love this place regardless. In fact, you guys are addictive and once I do start blabbing I generally get on a roll and can’t stop….just lime I am doing with this long winded comment right now…. lol

  183. ksf says:

    Shanny – :) Thanks. I think I’ll make the same resolution. Words without wisdom are not a good thing.

    Beth – It’s funny but no matter how many times I go there I never get tired of it. I think I like to see how they change up their displays. Have you ever taken your Fine Feathered friends? :P:

  184. Oinkiers says:

    I guess shouldn’t say I am totally silent I have lost my temper a few times with people that have tried to put me down as a mother and also people that tries put sown other family memebers I guess that is the only time I have no problem saying how I feel!!! :roll: I always felt guilty afterwards even though I son’t think I should feel that was LOL!!

  185. Oinkiers says:

    WOW!!! I CANNOT TYPE tonight!!!

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

    ksf, lol, only once, once is enough :roll: A few displays, well, had to be re-done after we left :oops: :lol: I did see a few things I might get there, but I wanted to think about it. I love looking at all of the rooms they have set up, some really cool stuff.

  187. ksf says:

    Beth – ROFL!! :lol:

    Shanny – Lol…I’m actually a person that “stuffs” things usually. The only person that I’m totally open with is my husband. I think that’s one of the things that attracted him to me at first was that I felt like I could be myself and I was safe. I think the real me is probably closer to how I am here.

  188. Oinkiers says:

    Beth- LOL!! So you are saying I should Not bring Wilbur and the gang!!

  189. ksf says:

    Beth @ 8:25 – :)

    Well, I’ve gotta say goodnight. I have an extremely early morning ahead. Goodnight all! :)

  190. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Beth – that shoe comment… Bwhahaha! Well we’ll pretend you didn’t tell us that story. ;-) :lol:

    Oinkiers – well at least you can say you’re in good company with the Mr Archuleta. In fact he even sings about not wanting to say too much. lol

    Actually, while we’re on the topic…one thing that I think people need to watch is…pretending to not say anything but in so doing so, saying EVERYTHING. For instance when people just say ‘no comment’ when they obviously disagree with something. Or other smart remarks which don’t directly address the issue but still do indirectly. (It’s hard to describe what i’m talking about without using specific examples). I think most of us have a tendency to do it at least occasionally. I know there have been times I have caught myself doing it before. I have had to step back and tell myself that to ‘say nothing’ is to truly keep my mouth closed and say nothing. It seems to be human inclination to say your opinion/feelings in a veiled way but we have to remember tbere really is no veil if we are still communicating that idea, albeit in a round about way.

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

    Goodnight ksf :grin:

    Thanks Shanny, I appreciate it :lol:

    Oinkiers, Gosh, no. Wilbur & Oinkettes in Ikea, it could cost you a fortune :grin:

  192. Oinkiers says:

    Not that Wibur wants to start any thing but one of the oinkettes is actually holding a sign that says eat chicken……. :lol: Tell the chicks not to feel bad because there is another one that says eat beef !! True story I actually have pigs that are holding these signs :lol:

  193. angelbymyside says:

    So sad to hear the news about The Civil Wars. They made some great music.

  194. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Oinkiers don’t worry about your typos. You’ve got lots of my company. ;-)

    Nite nite Ksf. Take care. Thats a sweet story about why you were attracted to your husband. It makes me happy that you have him. :-)

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

    Oinkiers, Oh, Oh Really, well, The Fine Feathered Fellows just had Pigs in a Blanket for Dinner, with a sausage gravey on top of it & bacon on the side :lol: So there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :lol:

  196. Oinkiers says:

    Well Wibur says those turkey sausages and his feather pillow and downy sheets are AWESOME!!!

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

    Hey abms, good to see you. Yes, I cant believe it, about the Civil Wars :-(

  198. Beth & Oinkier, you are so lucky to have your feather and piggy friends to share.
    Maybe i will have to go find me a friend too.

  199. Oinkiers says:

    Linda you should :D

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

    Oinkiers, Well, the Fine Feathered Fellows had BLT’s for lunch & pancakes with bacon bits in them for breakfast & They refuse to read the story of the 3 little pigs to their future off-spring :lol:

  201. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Well, can’t do this anymore because of electronic voting but always wanted to do a write in ballot for Mickey Mouse. He has done more to make America happy than anyone else. He’s old enough to be president, and he was born in the USA!!!

  202. Oinkiers says:

    Well I don’t mean to be a party pooper but I am going to curl up and read in a middle of a good book!! :D !! Bad thing about it is I have to put my self on a time limit or I will be up all night reading!! You see first comes God then family and friends and then David and reading are tied!! :lol: !!! Sorry but I. cannot. and will not. give up books :roll: !! LOL!!! Goodnight all!!!

  203. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Went to Best Buy tonight to get a CD for Alyssa she wants for Christmas. Hunted for anything by David and there wasn’t even a hint that they ever even had CD’s for him. Sad.

  204. Oinkiers says:

    Beth= LOL!!!

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

    Goodnight Everyone, Take Care All!

    G’night Oinkiers :grin:

    Thanks Linda & The Fine Feathered
    Fellows think of you as their friend, as
    do Wilbur & the Oinkettes do too, I’m
    sure :grin:

    Hey Janel! You have a point. We have
    ballots in MN that you fill out with a pen.
    I almost wrote Mickey Mouse in one part
    where a candidate didnt have an opponent,
    lol. G’night.

  206. Elysian says:

    Hi Beth!!!!!!!!! So glad to see you are back!!! You are welcome regarding my comment to you yesterday! I meant every word!

    I just want to commend both you and ksf for the AWESOME way you handled that disagreement upthread. You two were able to defuse what was escalating into an unpleasant interaction by having the emotional maturity to dial it back down and continue communicating until what each of you meant was clear to the other! KUDOS to you both!! That was a textbook lesson on how we can all work things out and get along even though we do not necessarily see eye to eye! After all, the one commonality here is our love of David. In other respects, we are all so different, but that’s what makes this place so fun and interesting! I love seeing other’s perspectives on things! It would be so boresome if we were all carbon copies of each other!!

  207. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Got caught on phone calls.

    Janel, we’re watching the election coverage here too. I’m enjoying what i’m managing to catch but we haven’t been inundated with it like you guys.

    Hi Elysian. What you said is very true. Well done Ksf and Beth. :-)

    well gotta run now. Take care everyone. :-)

  208. Goodnight Beth, and thank you. I now have feather and piggy friends on my list. Awesome.

  209. Elysian says:

    Shanny- Kudos to you too for being a calming influence! :smile:

  210. Elysian says:

    Now, If the Boys and Wilbur could just learn form Beth and ksf’s example and learn to play nice. Apparently, when they have a disagreement, they eat each other’s kinfolk and brag about it!! Yikes!!! That’s pretty harsh! I hope the Boys and Wilbur never get mad at me, or my loved ones may end up on their menu! LOL!

  211. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    New Hampshire called as Obama. They’re beginning to predict an Obama win here.
    Just interviewed the US consulate here – apparently australian’s are very knowledgeable about US politics and the most interested in the election in terms of international countries. lol Wish they’d get a little more of those things with regards to Australian politics.

    Elysian…aww thanks. Prolly wouldn’t have said anything if I knew they’d already settled things by the time I posted my comment.

  212. Elysian says:

    Well my computer is totally not cooperating tonight. UGH! Evidently it does not want me to comment because it is taking forever and it keeps losing what I have typed. I guess I can’t fight technology and I will stop trying for now. Have a great evening everyone!!!

  213. Miss Vicki says:

    Hey all…glued to the tube watching the election results…Gotta agree with kimk’s comment from 6:48 pm… DAVID FOR PRESIDENT….A SINGING PRES……They just announced Romney would win Utah……No brainer there…..Back to FOD tomorrow night when we have our next President…..Night all….Miss Vicki

  214. Hi! Elysian, Don’t we just have the greatest Archie fans. I’m so proud of the way everything worked out for ksf and Beth. Don’t want to lose anybody, we need our fan family together so when David comes home.

  215. Anita says:

    Happy Election Day to David fans in the U.S.! I really wish these TV stations wouldn’t announce a winner of a certain state like 5 minutes after the polls closed! How ridiculous! They’re in such a mad rush to give us results! Ughh!!!!!! Anyway, did I say Happy Election Day? LOL!!!!!

  216. palmtreephan (#DA 2014) says:

    What a nice little gem I found while sifting through some stuff on my computer……just click the play button below the David pic….. :)

    http://hererightinfrontofmyeyes.tumblr.com/post/21981509602

  217. Anita, Happy election day to you. I don’t understand how they can predict so early?

  218. palmtreephan (#DA 2014) says:

    The above link is the full audio of this….A Puro Dolor from the Mentor’s Gala:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvWEk3FdxoY&feature=plcp

  219. Anita says:

    Linda-It’s just crazy! The newscasters say one thing, but then at the bottom of my TV screen, it says another. My goodness, it’s a close race! I have a feeling we won’t know the presidential results until tomorrow at least.

  220. Aniita- I will be so glad when this is over. It is real close, can’t really tell. I’m ready to concentrate on David and forget about obama & Romney for a while.

  221. A Puro Dolor. Wish i could have heard the entire song. He’s gone that latin sangre in him.

  222. Anita says:

    Linda-Me too! Those pics of David in the green shirt…..Holy Cow, are they wonderful!! VERY HANDSOME INDEED!!

  223. Miss Vicki @DV2014 says:

    Election 2012….. We are doomed…..Can’t wait for David to get home….Miss Vicki.

  224. Anita- Iv’e yet to see a picture of David where he looks bad. He is just one handsome young man, no matter how you see him.

  225. anon says:

    God’s will has prevailed – God Bless The USA!

  226. Candy says:

    Well its been an interesting night, they have issued evacuation orders for parts of NJ and NY has flooding warnings in affect with the approaching storm. Flights into the Northeast are being canceled AGAIN!! This is like the never ending nightmare!

    And I would like to think it was the Peoples will that prevailed.

  227. Candy says:

    Oh just for the record…Im shy, introverted and never speak my mind!

  228. anon says:

    God’s will greater than people’s will – his will be done – always.

    God Bless America!!!!!!!!

  229. Candy says:

    well I can see why politics and religion are such welcome topics!
    *looking for toilet cleaning brush*

  230. Candy says:

    Im sure all the Atheists that voted will be happy to hear that news!

  231. Ali says:

    Candy lol you seriously crack me up <3

    Can I just say how relieved I am that hopefully I can stop hearing about politics EVERYWHERE now and get back to being annoyed about the everyday things :P
    I'm over all the vitriol being hurled all over tv and twitter and FB.

  232. Candy says:

    Oh and by the way…Romney won the popular vote!

  233. Candy says:

    me too Ali, even though I voted, I was at the point where I just wanted it to end…this was overkill at its best…or worst depending on how you look at it.

  234. angelbymyside says:

    I thought I would come here from Twitter for a breath of fresh air. Same thing over here!

    Candy ~ Don’t forget about the snow forecast. 2-4 inches here! :(

  235. Candy says:

    Hi ABMS-I am so done with this weather nightmare…oh is that snow for Philly?

  236. angelbymyside says:

    candy ~ yeah I don’t think you will be getting snow this time. They are calling for 2-4 inches here. :(

  237. Candy says:

    Abms-geez what have we done to tick off Mother Nature…shes been on a rampage and it looks like she isnt done yet!

  238. angelbymyside says:

    Candy ~ and winter hasn’t even begun

  239. Candy says:

    I hope it gets all of this crazy weather over and done with before 2014…we need smooth traveling to Davids shows!

  240. anon says:

    But he still lost Candy. You get it? LOST. You won’t hear your precious David singing at the inagural – which is what you wanted anyway. The two most disrespectful people in this country right now are Romney and Scott Brown of Mass. They both clearly LOST but they made the people who beat them wait to make their acceptance speechs. This is such a LOW CLASS move but a true reflection of our society and people who can’t accept they have been defeated. Like you Candy. Get over it, show some class, move forward.

  241. angelbymyside says:

    I miss David even more tonight! :(

  242. angelbymyside says:

    anon ~ WTH???? Are you for real??? :(

  243. Candy says:

    WTH is that all about????

  244. angelbymyside says:

    anon ~ get a grip!!!

  245. anon says:

    HAHAHA – Another dream crushed – no David singing at the Inaugural.. hahahaha

    God Bless America!

  246. Candy says:

    dont bother to answer -they are known on other fans sites to stir the pot and are labeled a troll. Troll feeding time has just ended.

  247. Candy says:

    anyway back to David- any news about a release date for Rainbow??

  248. Ali says:

    Uhhhh is there a full moon out tonight? 0_0

  249. angelbymyside says:

    NUTS!!!!!

  250. Ali says:

    Looks like middle of November for FEE (and I assume Rainbow vid will prob be out at the same time). WOW HD is listing 11/19 as release date and Kari said before Thanksgiving. There’s something to be thankful for! ;)

  251. Candy says:

    Thanks Ali- I cant wait to see what they, and David, did with Rainbow, guess I better order the FEE soon before they are all snapped up!

  252. Ali says:

    I preordered mine from WOW. They’ve also got it on Amazon as an import but I ordered Forevermore from them last time and it took almost a month to arrive. RIDICULOUS lol.

  253. Candy says:

    I hear ya Ali- last time I ordered from Astro plus and was one of the last ones to get my order. Maybe I’ll try WOW this time.

  254. Ali says:

    Sleep time for me — long day coming up tomorrow! Good night to Candy and any others hanging around http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_QX89vSh5hP8/SduG446sAcI/AAAAAAAAFWE/8PloxiMLnmg/s400/archie1.jpg lol bye :D

  255. Candy says:

    well time to head off to dreamland- with the storm approaching not sure how much sleep I will get or if I will loose electricity again. Good Night All

  256. kimk says:

    anon no clue who you are but why do this? it is you that is the weakling the bully
    I feel sorry for you.
    by the way
    David can’t sing at anything cause he is away til 2014.

  257. dailylurker says:

    Yep this Atheist is very happy Candy. Congrats to Obama and the states legalizing gay marriage and legalizing pot! America is finally moving forward, jmo! lols Romney gave a great concession speech. I would of voted for David if he ran. :) Anyway it was a close race.

    Can’t wait to hear the new Rainbow remix!!!!!!

  258. kimk says:

    Candy goodnight and pleasant dreams.

    this is why I am here following this young man even though not lds myself.
    he is like a fresh meadow.. in the midst of such great deapair.
    yes God Bless America.. we need his blessings.

  259. kimk says:

    dailylurker lol have been wanting that Rainbow MV since David was in Manila!!

  260. palmtreephan (#DA 2014) says:

    Linda (@11:06), if you go to the link I posted @10:36 you can hear “A Puro Dolor” in it’s entirety. Just click on the little black arrow below the pic of David where it says click to play.

  261. Janel aka Nellie says:

    You know what anon, realizing that there are David fans who vote politically on both sides, I won’t criticize the US for their choice here on this group, it’s not what it’s for. But, you clearly are not a David fan or you wouldn’t have spewed what just came out of your mouth on this group. We might not all be united on how we vote in this country but on this site, we are united in how we feel about David. So here you best not criticize him or us for being his fans or the gloves will come off acrossed party lines! Go be a troll somewhere else.

  262. dailylurker says:

    Anon, David wouldn’t be available to sing anyway, he is still on his two year mission and won’t be back till 2014. :) They were only joking a about having him sing at the inaugural ceremony. Someone one mention it many many many days ago. LOLS!!!!!!!!

    Plus David has sang for President Obama at a very nice function if I do recall. I am very liberal but I still support David and his music and the presidential race has nothing to do with him.

  263. dailylurker says:

    Lols, I must be tired, I can’t make a complete sentence. Good night everyone!

  264. Suzanne says:

    Last comment on the election. As of now (votes are still being counted), the President has won the electoral college and is significantly ahead in the popular vote as well.

  265. LINDA – Shelley uploaded a full CELD & A Puro Dolor some time ago. Here

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98QV5j23Mko

  266. Re the election and DA, I twitted earlier that for reasons I still cannot explain, am just relieved that David is away from it all.. Dunno why but I do feel that way.

    Congrats US for another peaceful & quickly determined election :)

  267. Elysian says:

    Hi jackryan!!! This is the first time I have been here at the same time as you since the Nor-Cal get together. Although I thanked you for your generous gifts to our group in the recap I posted last week, I just want to thank you again for your thoughtfulness, not just in terms of the wonderful DVD’s you gifted us, but for always sharing all of your amazing videos with all of David’s fans. We have all been the beneficiaries of your amazing skills and have enjoyed countless hours of David content that would not have existed but for you! :smile: Thank you!!!!!

  268. Elysian,

    That is so nice of you to say, It was my pleasure. The SouthCAL peeps will also be getting their share of the “loot”. The fun is in the sharing :)

    Since that will be a bigger group, I intend to send some more than what Pastel had received. Right, Pastel :)

    For those who got the CASBAA or Bench DVDs, I suggest you watch them on a big screen — just have the defib ready. I waaaaaaaaaarrrrrnnnned you, ok???!! LOL

    For others who are those curious, yes I made the DVD set for AIS7. I sort of have a set of master files of the whole show so every year, I make it a point to share them with co-Archies. It has been my tradition for the last 4 years. Not sell. Just share :) Cos I know of a group who sold it commercially AFTER I gifted them so that broke my heart and pissed me off big time. They have been marked.

  269. Elysian says:

    jackryan- The So-Cal Archies are definitely in for a treat!!! Wow, how unfortunate that some tried to make a profit from what was obviously meant to be a special gift among fans. Not cool!

    The CASAA concert is my go to concert anytime I want to really hear David’s voice because the audience was not screaming, as is often the case in regular concerts. His renndition of CRAZY in Hong Kong is my favorite performance of his of that song!! Simply incredible, as were all of the songs he sang there! What I also loved is watching the people in the industry go up to David at the end of the concert. I can imagine that he must have knocked their socks off since so no one sounds as amazing as David does singing live!!

  270. ksf says:

    Wow…Obama even won Massachusetts…Romney’s own state.

  271. Elysian says:

    Hi ksf! Ate you still up watching the election results??!

  272. Elysian says:

    ksf- Did you see my comment to you and Beth at 9:41? I was really impressed with how both of you conducted yourselves and worked through your disagreement! :smile:

  273. Elysian says:

    I’d better get to bed now, goodnight jackryan and ksf!

  274. ksf says:

    Hi Elysian! No, I actually went to bed early last night but woke up at 2:30am as I couldn’t sleep. So, I decided to check election results and got a wonderful surprise! :lol:

    Thanks for your comment to Beth and I earlier. It was very encouraging! :)

  275. ksf says:

    Goodnight Elysian!

    Anon – I agree that God’s will prevailed — but it would have prevailed no matter who won. It always does. I’m just so grateful that now the poor among us, the “47%” (i.e. “victims”), and women, will now have a fighting chance. We are not “doomed” as someone posted earlier…far from it.

  276. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    I keep going from shocked to laughing reading the recent comments. Ah well…at least its entertainment right? ;-)

    Congrats to Obama anyway. We heard the announcement about 10mins after we got in the car to go to violin lesson. Got to violin and the teacher was wearing an Obama t-shirt! lol Coincidencentally, our violin teacher here in Australia is from Utah and was raised LDS but no longer attends…and obviously is a democrat. lol

  277. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    As for the God’s will vs the will of the people thing. Sometimes it is Gods will to let people have their way, not because their way is right but for other reasons that get too religious to go into. So I say both are right – Gods will was done but so was the will of the people. Right or wrong, the majority rules even if it was a small majority. I guess those people are happy with where things have been heading the past 4 years. The others aren’t.

  278. VaBeachArchie says:

    Good morning FOD! CRAZY day yesterday….voting here was a nightmare! Waited for hours to vote! Some places the wait was up to four hours! Then a long dentist visit!

    palmtreephan …LOVED A Puro Dolor! Can’t wait to hear David sing MORE in Spanish! WAITING for that promised SPANISH ALBUM!

    The discussion on the election was interesting?? Wonder what it is about politics and religion that brings out the best and worst in us! Congratulations to President Obama…he has one job I surely wouldn’ t want! Hoping for the best for our country and it’s people! God Bless America!

    Thinking of all the people having to deal with still another weather problem! Will be in my thoughts and prayers….stay safe!

    Nana patrol! ENJOY YOUR DAY! :)

    Nana patrol!

  279. ksf says:

    Hi Shanny :-) I like that violin teacher! LOL!

    I will say though that nothing happens outside of God’s will. No matter what the people’s will is it is only used to further God’s ultimate purposes. Even if Romney had won, it wouldn’t have meant that the people’s will was ‘right’ either, only that this further served God’s plan. Goes both ways. I think we’re saying the same thing but in different ways perhaps. I’m happy it’s finally over and that many will have a better chance!! :) :)

  280. ksf says:

    Shanny – I think you are right. Apparently, it turns out that quite a few people are happy with Obama. :) It seems that the Republican Party has a lot of soul searching to do…just as they did four years ago. The biggest problem is that they don’t connect with minority groups. Clearly. But, it’s over. Enough said on this topic!

    Candy @12:04am – Lol! I like your “just for the record.” I always knew that about you. Thanks for sharing! :)

  281. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Ksf, I was praying that whatever happened that it be Gods will. I believe that happened even though if I was voting I would have voted for Romney.

    Vabeach…interesting question…your question about what is it about religion and politics that gets people , that is. Can I take a stab at answering that question? Maybe its because religion and politics are things that affect people’s lives in very personal ways, they strike at what we feel are our fundamental human rights and because people tend to approach them with very black and white, wrong and right attitudes? How’d I do? Anyone else got any ideas why they are such controversial topics? lol

  282. kimk says:

    Donnary #DA2014 ‏@Donnary17
    Dont forget our Archu-duty. Vote for @davidarchie’s EH in http://myxph.com ;)

    Good morning folks!
    maybe we will hear a little news soon about RAINBOW!?

    lol that word again.. I am so not liking that word!

  283. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Good morning Kim. :-)
    I see tweets brought over from Donnery a lot lately – is Donnery a high profile Archie? just curious. :-)

  284. ksf says:

    Shanny – not really shocking re: your ghost vote for Romney…it was pretty clear. Lol. Just grateful for democracy.

  285. kimk says:

    Shanny she is a dedicated fan for sure.. always reminds folks to vote for David to get him on the charts etc! nice one too!! :)

  286. ksf says:

    Good morning Kim. :) I’m thinking that Rainbow will come when we least expect it.

  287. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Ksf, no ghost votes here. As I said earlier i’m open to talk about things. Was just trying to say that I DO think Gods will was done, even though I don’t think Obama was the best choice. I was trying to show an understanding attitude on the God’s will/people’s will topic.

  288. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Kim, oh ok thanks. :-)

    BBL

  289. kimk says:

    http://twitpic.com/baq097

    Weiyan haha. ‏@weiyannn
    this picture is so cute RT @Shell_eeeyyy: Now a blurry one:( Ooooops he sees me!! lol

  290. kimk says:

    Jhon Michael Salaño ‏@jm_salaNo
    HOTTEST SINGLE NEWS: David Archuleta “Everybody Hurts” debuted at #15 and One Direction “Little Things” Re-Entry… http://fb.me/2l2bHisKn

  291. kimk says:

    Ivory Music & Video ‏@IvoryMusicVideo
    Download “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” by David Archuleta feat. Charice Pempengco as your Ringback… http://fb.me/1mDnKelPt

  292. kimk says:

    http://youtu.be/4FI2Vct1CEY

    3m Patty-Ann ‏@pabuckie
    He’s beautiful inside and out ♥

    that he is!!!

  293. kimk says:

    http://youtu.be/y1EsL5876fs

    Patty-Ann ‏@pabuckie
    Gosh FS :))

  294. kimk says:

    http://twitpic.com/bb2tus

    Patty-Ann ‏@pabuckie
    wow

  295. ksf says:

    Shanny – :)

  296. kimk says:

    MyDear Writer ‏@MyDearWriter
    Rumor has it that there’s going to be ’12 DA pics before Christmas’ #LPGtreat ☺☺

    YES!!! :D

  297. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Speaking of 12 pics before Christmas….so what are the odds on us getting something from David, like a tweet, a written message or a pic from his mission – you know, something directly from him and not pre-prepared?
    There’s a part of me that is completely amazed at how silent he has been. But of course I understand and in fact theres a part of me that is happy because silence means he must be happy and absorbed and glad to have a break from fame for a while. Just surprised I guess.

  298. kimk says:

    http://youtu.be/AY33irAsvQQ

    Patty-Ann ‏@pabuckie
    Aww TMH. I miss him.

    sweaty boy!!

  299. kimk says:

    Shanny hope as well… a lot of his fans need the personal touch too not just the music. do
    think Rainbow will help lighten things up and help with keeping the fans still engaged some.

  300. kimk says:

    Shanny he is coming back right?

  301. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    So in my evolution of analysing Begin., I’ve currently decided the following….that David always said that he wanted that album to explain why he went on a mission. Then we heard songs like ‘Beautiful’ and ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ and ‘Be Still My Soul’ and figured he was saying he wanted to go on a mission to express love and appreciation for spiritual things and because he cared about people. And I completely think that IS the reason he wanted to serve but there are just some things that don’t quite fit that picture properly. Songs like Angel and Somewhere Only We Know. And so I looked again at the tracklist…and I figured that the first half of the songs are abput wanting to get away from it all, about being in pain, about people bringing you down and struggling with failure…and well…i feel pretty comfortable that david is telling us in the first part of the album that he chose to serve a mission because he needs a break and then of course, the second part of the album, beginning with Bridge Over Troubled Water is about the spiritual aspects of his desire to serve.

    I remember one night saying how sad I felt for david while listening to the lyrics of Angel and it made me think he was in deep pain but then some convinced me that wasn’t the case…but now I’m back to thinking what I originally thought.
    Thinking of that in light of all the stories you hear from celebrities and the donny osmond interview we saw a wee while back…and add it to what we know of david – that he’s a down to earth guy who doesn’t enjoy the glitz and glamour and likes the simple things in life like God and family and friends and whom has said several times that his ideal holiday is a deserted island….and even add that to songs on TOSOD…like Complain and Who I Am and Falling Stars and TOSOD itself and the stress and confusion in the story behind Elevator….and I think the message is clear. I think david speaks louder and more clearly through his songs than he dares to speak in real life.

  302. kimk says:

    Shanny won’t get into anything too deep but think it is more then his career that bothers him.

  303. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Haha, yes kim, i’d say he’s coming back. lol

  304. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    As long as the world doesn’t end come the 21st of next month and all that…
    ;-)

  305. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Like what are you thinking Kim?

  306. ksf says:

    Wow, Shanny! You’ve been thinking about this for a while it seems. Lol.

    Personally, the songs on BEGIN. to me just express what David has always said/exhibited, so it’s kind of more of the same to me — and that’s not to say that it’s a bad thing. I think these were just inspirational songs, hopeful songs, along the same lines of others that he’s done.

  307. kimk says:

    Shanny ha thanks.. I needed that. need an Archufix for sure.. and think the lovely ladies overseas know that too. they are so funny.
    gosh I am so glad he went and did all that in Asia. thinking it helped with his confidence a ton.

  308. kimk says:

    Shanny just have been around and have seen a lot.. think for whatever reason he has always lacked a lot of confidence in himself? if you think about it there really is no reason not for him to have it.
    anyway.. still feel the same way I felt when I came online for him cause I thought his pop was mistreating him by the TV reports of him not giving him water on Idol.
    still feel he needs my support in the same way I did back then.

  309. Patty-Ann says:

    “I think david speaks louder and more clearly through his songs than he dares to speak in real life.” Hey Shanny, I just wanted to say I really liked what you said. I feel David hides his sadness really well, but it comes out in his songs, his lyrics and even in the way he sings with so much passion. Everyone gets sad, it’s a human emotion, but what I really love about David is how he shows so much resilience and determination not to let it overcome him and work through it and I think singing helps him do that. I think that’s why one of my favorite songs is “Somebody Out There” and “TOSOD”. Without getting too personal, I struggle with sadness but David helps me realize “it doesn’t have to hurt you forever, it doesn’t have to last too long.” and to put “one foot in front of the other, nothing’s gonna break my stride, I’m gonna keep fighting till I make it to the other side of down.”

    Anyway, I just thought I’d share that.

  310. kimk says:

    Kari Sellards ‏@kariontour
    We keep moving forward, opening new doors, doing new things, because we’re curious & curiosity keeps leading us down new paths -Walt Disney

  311. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Now that we have the bigger picture I think we can also see why he chose to sing Be Still My Soul at BYU idaho and perhaps why he cried as he sung it on that occasion. That was when he was deep into writing and preparing the TOSOD album and he was having to fight the ‘big machine’ and could no doubt see the writing on the wall – that things with Jive weren’t working out as he hoped and all the uncertainty and fears that must have come with that. No wonder he sings about forgetting him several times on that album.

    Am I depressing everyone enough yet? :lol: ;-)

  312. kimk says:

    Kari Sellards ‏@kariontour
    @MyDearWriter and on the 12th day it will be a picture of DA and YOU!!!! right LPG? @anagfeleo @JoAnnBanaga Miss you guys!

    LOL they are a HOOT!!

  313. kimk says:

    Shanny thing is Jive is not what he is? he had to find out the hard way is all.
    Jive was into artists like Pink, Justin Bieber, etc and well in the end all worked out for the best. Jive is no more.
    David will have to find a label or way to give the music he wishes to share and lol get it in writing!
    sure he realizes that now anyway.
    also I think he knows there are certain things about himself that he has to face?
    can’t run and hide with all that.. you follow yourself no matter how hard you try to
    immerse yourself in other things.
    accepting the truth about yourself and the world around you sets you free way I see it.

  314. kimk says:

    by the way if folks don’t know I do not believe David’s dad did not give him water.. was just the reason I came online.
    ha what I do know now is most of TV and the media is full of bologna.
    glad I came on just for that reason.. helped me to see the world in a different way.
    to get a whole perspective you need to seek out all points of view.
    lol even if it is tough.

  315. kimk says:

    DJMA♥ ‏@NoviArchuleta
    @DavidArchie David please comeback soon…i really missing you much without you is like im losing something tht matter to me :(

    miss him.

  316. ksf says:

    Patty-Ann – BEAUTIFUL thoughts. I can relate re:sadness. Thank you so much for sharing.

  317. ksf says:

    kimk @8:21 – I totally agree.

  318. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Ksf, ohhh yeah…i’ve.been thinking about this for a while. lol

    Kim, I suspected that might have been what you meant.
    I really don’t know. I’ve certainly done my bit to defend that situation in the past but only because I feel like we can’t really know what goes on behind the scenes. Ha was going to say more but…its better to say less sometimes, right. Suffice it to say…i still remember your last DM to me. Seems it may have been right and that really saddens me.

    Patty-Ann! Hi! So good to see you. Was thinking about you earlier after Kim shared your tweets. How’ve you been doing?
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I’m sorry you struggle with sadness sometimes. :-( Think it is a common problem nowadays unfortunately. :-/ And I so agree with what you said about david. He hides it well but its there and he feels deeply and that shows in his emotional connection to songs. I also think he is resilient like you said and has emotional maturity which helps him to keep picking himself up. I’m so glad he has this time to do something nourishing for his soul. :-)

  319. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Haha..and in case anyone was wondering…i too was not talking about his pop witholding water from him. ;-) :lol:

  320. kimk says:

    agree wholeheartedly that David speaks thru his music where he doesn’t dare to go with his speaking words. my hope for him this time away helps him with all that and he finds the courage to be able to do both in his life. think his time in Asia helped him a lot too.
    funny all the things we have to go thru to come out a better man for.
    ha can’t we just get there without all the heartache!

  321. kimk says:

    Shanny ha.. to speak and say so much without really saying it outright.
    something like David does now with his music.
    and his actions.

  322. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    I hope he learns to speak his mind and heart more too Kim.
    And yeah…heartache sucks. Sometimes I look at my kids and know that just like everyone else in this mortal existence…they will have to face their own heartaches as they grow. Makes my heart cry out in pain just to contemplate – wish no-one had to have misery and sadness, especially my babies. But such is life and if we let it, it refines and strengthens us. I certainly think that is a big part of why David is the deep, compassionate person he is today.

  323. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Gotta head out. Five hours sleep every night lately is not doing me any favours.
    Take care friends. We are in good hands with Kari and the ladies from over the sea. Lots to be grateful and happy for. :-)

  324. Martha says:

    Hillsong, Darlene Zschech – “BLESSED” – http://youtu.be/cce47RV8dEA via @youtube God Bless America #WeAreInGodsHands

  325. kimk says:

    Martha HI!! missed you!! :)

  326. ksf says:

    I personally think that the sadness that we see in David is because in some ways his spirit has been trampled on(?) in the past, by the music biz, by life and family circumstances. I use “trampled on” for lack of a better word. Besides the spiritual reasons, I think that the mission was and is an escape. I agree, Shanny and kimk — I hope he will one day be able to stand up for himself and love himself. Cheesy, I know, but its true.

  327. sarahhazel says:

    Good morning, folks!!! :)
    First, CONGRATS (& Good Luck) to Pres. Obama on his re-election. Didn’t stay up for the results last night and I’m glad I didn’t or I might have had a sleepless night….LOL….

  328. ksf says:

    sarahhazel – Good morning! I agree. Neither did I. :)

    New thread

  329. Connie@Toronto says:

    Thanks Pastel for the nice post. Love the interview with Jay Durias. Hoping for another collaboration when David return in 2014. And those BTS pics from MDW so, cool. We need to see more of that photos from the vault. Hopefully when the NA video is release we’ll be able to see more funny BTS of David. Love you all guys in FOD for the daily post, pics and update about David and the fans who contributed as well. BTW, I’ve gotten that magazine in my mail from DB with David’s Begin CD in pinecones. Keeping it with my collections. Also, my CFTH CD that I ordered is ready for pick up. So, happy for my early Christmas Carols by David. Oops still waiting for another gift ‘RAINBOW REMIX MV’ before US Thanksgiving. Next week hopefully. :)