David Archuleta: Thinking About Thursday Blur, Matt Clayton Posts NMHF Pics, Pop City Life Music on Twitter, Dream Sky High From Gwen, Rexburg Memories

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~No Matter How Far~ DA2014

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Discovered : Matt Clayton NMHF Post

We had a nice “Matty Matt C.” surprise last night when Martha came across this June 7th posting of David Archuleta NMHF album photos on Matt’s blog site! What??? Did I just say “June 7th posting??” Eep! It’s been up for a whole 12 days already! Thank you Martha for bringing us into the light last evening! The lead pic on today’s post is the first photo featured in the blogpost along with the photos below. I like that Matt mentions seeing the NMHF cd out in stores. He also mentions autographs…and sharpies,  and posts the link to David’s OS within the blog.


“It was a nice surprise to see the finished album, while out shopping. I resisted the urge to tell the sales clerk that that was my work on the cover – I wasn’t in the mood to start signing autographs … plus I didn’t have a Sharpie on me.”

 

 

A while back, Kari shared a gorgeous photo she’d taken on that same day (below) but we still haven’t seen this same shot though Matt’s camera. Still hope we will someday. :)

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Newly Uploaded: Dream Sky High From Gwen

Yesterday I posted Gwen’s newly uploaded “I am a Child Of God” from the MKOC SLC VIP in 2011. Today we can enjoy her also newly uploaded recording of  Dream Sky High. The audio on this is again incredible!! Thank you Gwen!


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A “Follow Us” Heads up from Pop City Life Music

@PopCityLife has a new twitter @PCLMusic more specifically for music and they tweeted David fans with a heads up yesterday, so, follow if you’d like.

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Blur is Thriving on Thursday!

It’s been a great week of fan fuzzy photo fun and we still have a couple days to go! The response has been amazing! Thanks to all! Our attempt to “catch” David moments and having them turn out as those ” almost really good snapshots” is definitely relateable, and something fun to share lightheartedly as we look forward to new chances of captured DA memories in 2014.  Here’s a nice group for today.

Bouncing blur action in Sunrise, FL from Robin!

Some Singapore Elevator Blur from OneDavidNet

Some of Bianca’s Best Blur Wow! It’s really good!  :)

And another! touch my hand, blurry David!

A Blurtastic Shot  from Cherry Mariano!

Closer beautiful dreamy blur also from Cherry!

Cindy H. shows us some DA waving blur!

Blue Blue Blur from Peacesignpam!

Rexburg Blurrfection from Shelley!

And finally, some Sioux Falls beaming blur from me today

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 Rexburg Memories From @Muldur

*******  David Archuleta performing in Rexburg photo credit Shelley ********

Yesterday on FOD we celebrated the 3rd year anniversary of “Rexburg 2010.” In Comments last evening, Nancy (@muldur) shared her experience of traveling cross country to be at this show. It’s a fun story, and with her permission, I’m posting her comment/story here today.Thank you, Nancy!

Hello all,  Just thought I would share a couple of little stories about Rexburg. My concert buddy Donna and I drove across country to see that show! There were two other fans driving across at roughly the same time so we were tweeting back and forth to each other and amusing ourselves with twitpics. We stopped in Iowa at Donna’s mom’s house for a few hours sleep and some good food, showered and got back on the road. We mostly drove while the other slept. In our travels, we narrowly avoided two major accidents, one because a tanker truck right in front of us had a blowout, and rubber started flying at us, and the second when I was driving and while passing a pickup, it started to pull our into our lane to pass the one in front of it. I was forced off onto the shoulder going about 80 miles an hour in the flat part of America. We survived!

We did not get to Rexburg for the signing at the bookstore, in fact, we did not have time to do much more than get cleaned up and start wandering around looking for where we were supposed to be. We had no idea, but at the show if you purchased either of David’s first CD, the CFTH cd, or COS, you could go to a signing after the show! So we did that.

The show was just amazing, the crowd screamed at the top of its collective lungs for at least 2 full minutes before he came out. When I recorded TMH, the opening, I posted a version of it that had about a minute of screaming. I edited out about 2 more minutes of it. It was a young crowd and very crazy for him :) This was the first show in a long time for him, so it was such a joy to see him (with his long hair) and hear him sing live. I loved the new songs we heard but my favorite was Not a Very Good Liar. Watching the videos of that song, would you ever guess that not one of us had ever heard the song? Yet we all were quite awesome on the uhoh-uhoh-ohs. It was so much fun!

Sadly, I realized not far into the show that I had forgotten to switch camera batteries so I didn’t get too much video, but on the bright side, I was able to truly enjoy him singing. The end of the show, when he sang Be Still My Soul, was one of most emotional moments I have ever been present for. Perhaps only his announcement would have been more emotional. David’s own emotion, the crowd’s screaming reaction when he announced he wanted to sing a HYMN!, that he used a hymnal, that the crowd was respectful of all of this, it was just one of the best ever.

Just after the show we got to go back and see him and get his signature on our purchases. He gave us a big hello and smile and I told him how much I loved the show and that I was especially grateful that he sang Be Still My Soul. He said he didn’t know why he got so emotional, and I said it’s ok, we got emotional with you. It was great to see him and be able to tell him how much I enjoyed the show.

After the show, we had our long ride home, which wasn’t as much fun as the ride out there, but still, road trips are just something I love to do. I love to see the huge skies of middle flat America. I would do it all again! And I hope to someday soon. :)

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Wishing everyone a great day on this liteish post Thursday! Send in those blurrific pics, and get ready for the ‘trend” tomorrow night. For those who’ll be around and participating, the subject is:  Counting The Days David Archuleta beginning at 10pm EDT

 

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165 Responses to David Archuleta: Thinking About Thursday Blur, Matt Clayton Posts NMHF Pics, Pop City Life Music on Twitter, Dream Sky High From Gwen, Rexburg Memories

  1. Grannycrush says:

    Kim Taylor grew up in a small community outside of Grand Rapids, MI, where I live. His career has been followed on TV and in the papers here since he left to become a big star. He was in the Twilight movies which pretty much cinched his stardom. He started out modeling when he was pretty young. He seems like a nice guy. He was one of Taylor Swifts rejects. lol

  2. Kimberly Ann says:

    Grannycrush seems nice to me.. omgosh very nice indeed!

  3. Grannycrush says:

    His parents moved to California so he could continue with his career. He still lives with them, I think. He has one sister, and he seems to like to stay out of the Hollywood craziness. He has been doing martial arts since he was just a little guy, and his body sort of proves that he continues to do that.

  4. Kimberly Ann says:

    zelle13 ‏@zelle13 1m
    @FODFansofDavid Just one more blurry pic. The last moment I ever saw @DavidArchie before he embarked on his mission.

    https://twitter.com/zelle13/status/347732008962756612/photo/1

    Grannycrush Bench sure picks great endorsers!!

  5. sarahhazel says:

    Hi, Grannycrush, KimA!
    Wanna bring this over from the last thread! :) **WARNING TO THOSE WHO HAVEN’T SEEN IT**
    Kimberly Ann says:
    June 20, 2013 at 6:35 am

    Novi Diah Nastiti ‏@NoviArchuleta 3m
    http://huong4david.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/david-archuleta-close-up-1.jpg … David Archuleta close up

  6. Kimberly Ann says:

    Zidane ‏@Zidanee2107 29m
    It’s sad everyone has forgotten about David Archuleta

    Jandy McKlane ‏@JandyMcKlane 15m
    @Zidanee2107 Many have NOT forgotten the one and only David Archuleta!!

  7. Kimberly Ann says:

    ♥ ♪ ♫ #DA2014 ‏@CanadianArchie 47m
    @DavidArchie you said you might be able to communicate with us? What Happened?

  8. sarahhazel says:

    Milen #D.Archie 2014 ‏@davion10

    Trending WWTT Friday June 28th at 10:00pm EDT. Trend Topic>> Counting The Days David Archuleta

  9. sarahhazel says:

    MarthaPB ‏@mlpb3

    David Archuleta Returns From His Mission in 281 days, 17 hours, 46 minutes

  10. sarahhazel says:

    Alfi Fauuuuu ‏@Alfifao

    Harusnaya aku min…. RT @ArchangelsAAI: David archuleta and katie stevens :D pic.twitter.com/K7k0oZzf1O

  11. sarahhazel says:

    OOPS…FORGOT TO SAY, THANKS FOR THE WONDERFUL LITE POST, JOANIE!!!
    THANK YOU MODS FOR ALL YOU DO EVERY SINGLE ARCHU-DAY!!! YOU GUYS ROCK!!! :D :D

  12. Kimberly Ann says:

    Cherry Mariano ‏@cherry08mariano 4h
    ★✩★ Trending Party ★✩★
    Saturday, June 29, 2013, 10 AM PHT
    → Counting The Days David Archuleta ←
    http://twitpic.com/cxzc8y

  13. Good morning Sarahhazel, Kim, Grannycrush, Hope you all have a great @DavidArchie Day.\I;m on my way to work, but will be lurking.
    Did ODD, thank you Sarah & Kim for all the links you bring over.
    I can’t get over how beautiful David sings DSH, i have heard before but this one is so crisp.
    His voice is pure & beautiful.
    Thanks joanie for the great post.
    Trending party Friday the 28th 7:00pm EDT
    Trending Topic: Counting The Days David Archuleta
    Lets make this another WWTT. We will be trending once a month until David gets back
    Have a great Archie day!!!

  14. Bychance says:

    Good morning! Gotta post and run. Just want to say thanks and love muldurs’ story. While driving home last night I put in BEGIN. and when it got to BSMS I had to listen over and over….and over! It was just what I needed. That beautiful voice and soul!

    And then to come here and see the Rexburg concert posted and muldurs’ story about BSMS, well…. was just sweet! … can’t wait to get a minute to listen to the whole concert! Thanks Joanie for the link and for everything you ALL do!

    Have a great day all!

  15. cq#DA2014 says:

    Thanks Joanie for the wonderful Thursday post.
    @10:09 yeah what happen?!?!? surely we all know that he could as evident by other blogs. AND, I’m not talking about him letting us know what he is doing, the occasional greeting on his OS, is what I was expecting. Won’t lie, a bit disappointed.

  16. Kimberly Ann says:

    Joanie thanks for the new thread.. boy do I love that top pic!

  17. Kimberly Ann says:

    being a superstar can get crazy!
    we have all seen craziness with David and today this popped up involving David Beckham!
    folks got hurt too! :(
    http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/international/asia/2013/06/stampede_over_beckham_injures_7_in_shanghai

  18. Kimberly Ann says:

    Megan Killam⚓ ‏@LittleKillam 4m
    David Archuleta just came on at the orthodontist… #throwback #goodolddays

    Salamahafifi ‏@Salamahafifi 31m
    David Archuleta and my lil brother http://www.royal-myanmar.net/images/photography/2010nov/IMG_6140.JPG

    lol his face!

  19. Kimberly Ann says:

    cq this last haul will be tough.. maybe you can ask the man himself when you see him why not?

  20. sarahhazel says:

    KimA–that’s scary!…noticed there’s not a lot bodyguards around him…feel sorry for those peeps who got injured.

  21. sarahhazel says:

    @snowangelzz ‏@snowangelzz
    NEW SAz POLL: The @DavidArchie waiting game http://wp.me/pCSmC-3l5

  22. Kimberly Ann says:

    @snowangelzz ‏@snowangelzz 35m
    NEW SAz POLL: The @DavidArchie waiting game http://wp.me/pCSmC-3l5

  23. Kimberly Ann says:

    sarahhazel ha! I picked the one welcome home show (or a couple) and do what he needs to?
    hope for a vlog and stuff too!

  24. Kimberly Ann says:

    sarahhazel yikes.. folks can sure go crazy!
    think the craziest I ever saw it was when he sang the NA in Ohio.. stampede to follow him to his limo and folks got smushed!!

  25. Kimberly Ann says:

    was thinking about Miley and that video. it bothered me from a mom stand point?
    hope she is just doing crazy growing up stuff and will be ok. geez
    next we’ll hear her and the beav have shacked up.. do know they are collaborating.

  26. Kimberly Ann says:

    https://twitter.com/heshi_rao/status/343426818017218560/photo/1

    Angelica Archuleta ‏@anjhebabs 3m
    @DavidArchie is the kindest celebrity I know…

    geez David is like the anti-Miley!

  27. sarahhazel says:

    I still don’t understand why there isn’t even an occasional “Hi” or “Doing fine here” or something like that….don’t think doing that would affect anything, right??? :(

    Hmmm, what if I ask him that on my next postcard?…… :roll:

    **taking my happy Archu-pill now**LOL

  28. sarahhazel says:

    KimA–Only a couple of welcome home shows?….and where would those be?….in Utah most likely…..and that’s too far, too expensive for me!
    **checking Archufund vault**

  29. Kimberly Ann says:

    sarahhazel has to be a reason why. just know it.

  30. sarahhazel says:

    KimA–don’t think any stampede will happen here when he comes back….haha….but in Asia….well, that remains to be seen.

  31. sarahhazel says:

    KimA–it bothered me too….and I could say a hundred negative things about that MC video but I’m not going to.

  32. Kimberly Ann says:

    sarahhazel ha depends.. what if he really does come back a hottie latino?

  33. sarahhazel says:

    KimA–LOL, shack up with the Beav???…she is still engaged, isn’t she?

  34. Ali says:

    I sometimes wonder about the no contact thing now too. What’s funny is I wouldn’t have expected any contact at all if David hadn’t said before he left that he would try to stay in touch if he could. And then there were little messages from him at the beginning. So I guess that changed the expectation level.

    If there was a specific reason that he had to stop, whether it was not allowed by the mission president or even if David himself decided it was taking focus away from his work there — I really don’t begrudge that. I just think it would be good if some kind of explanation was communicated rather than just dropping off with no warning. A short little note would be fine, “hey guys, have decided i need to fully focus on my mission so i won’t be able to do updates while i’m here. look forward to talking to you all again in 2014! love, david”. Something like that. I would be fine with it because then I would know what to expect.

    As David has said in the past, communication can be one of his biggest challenges. There would be a lot of worry and drama avoided if he just communicated his intentions more clearly. Don’t get me started on that whole ~what does respect mean~ debacle lolol.

    (P.S. It was nice that we got the pic with the birthday book though!)

  35. Kimberly Ann says:

    sarahhazel think she is.. ha you see that vid? you really think all that matters.

    Ali did like that!!!

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

    Hello Everyone!
    Hope you all are doing well.
    Just have a minute. I would love to hear something from him too, but
    like I said yesterday, he may feel he needs to be more careful, because
    everyone can scrutinize what he says. Its not like those who arent known
    worldwide. I just feel, like he said, he’s taking time to concentrate on the
    mission. He has, in his own way, communicated with us. We got video from
    the Christmas concert & info from Gladys, she was invited to go to a few shows
    & tell us about it, think David had a hand in that. He’s doing what he feels he
    needs to, ok by me. He’ll be back soon :grin:

    Have a great day, TTYL :grin:

  37. sarahhazel says:

    KimA–LOL…when that Hottie Latino scores another big HIT, a stampede is guaranteed to happen!

  38. Grannycrush says:

    I am fine with no direct contact with David. He is doing what he needs to do to have a full missionary experience. Some people would be all over it if he communicated any more than he has with us. He is trying for a low profile experience so that the other missionaries who are working hard and have left their homes and families, too, don’t feel that he is taking advantage of his celebrity and not putting his full attention to the mission. I think he is in a much more difficult position than the other missionaries. He is darned if he does and darned if he doesn’t have communication with fans. I am still in awe of all he did in such a short time to give us music and videos while he is gone.

  39. sarahhazel says:

    McKenzie Harris ‏@McKenzieHarr

    David Archuleta is so considerate he slouches to make others look taller – LITERALLY. @davidarchie https://twitter.com/McKenzieHarr/status/347773498372026368/photo/1

  40. sarahhazel says:

    Immortal Vonn ‏@ochiengtyson

    For all y’all crushin on me…i am gonna dedicate a david archuleta to you.

  41. Kimberly Ann says:

    if anything for me it is even that ‘Team David’ is quiet now that gets me some?
    hope he still has one.
    has us though for sure.

    not going anywhere here for the long haul and lol I sure find ways to keep me occupied.

  42. Ali says:

    I hope no one was confused by what I posted. I don’t mean that I think David should communicate more or even at all. I was talking about the mixed messages that we got about it. It was confusing and set expectations that he would keep in touch. It’s absolutely fine if he decided it would be best to solely focus on the mission — circumstances change and clearly he didn’t know going in exactly what to expect on the mission. I just think it would have helped out if the change was communicated with the fans rather than just stopping with no acknowledgement.

    But, yeah, as Kim said — I’m here for the long haul :)

  43. VaBeachArchie says:

    Hello Grannycrush, Kimberly, sarahhazel, Linda,cq, Ali, Beth, Bychance and FOD!

    Thanks Joanie for the Thursday post! LOVE the Matt Clayton lead off pic!…and the NMHF pics! LOVING the blur pics….really are some works of art! Muldur’s story on her advnture to Rexburg was GREAT! I can only say, I’m COUNTING THE DAYS DAVID ARCHULETA!! Waiting #DA2014!

    Off to work! ENJOY your David time guys! :)

  44. sarahhazel says:

    @snowangelzz ‏@snowangelzz

    David Archuleta: Best Male Singers http://www.thetoptens.com/male-singers/david-archuleta-75700.asp#.UcNFrBuT6eA.twitter

  45. Lucy says:

    Even though I’m pretty used to little to no contact from David by now, I still wish for a short letter from him, but I also look forward to whatever else Kari may have for us. I am so grateful to have FOD and all my fellow Archies for keeping the David vibe going strong till he returns. Have a good day guys!

  46. ray says:

    hi all,right on there grannycrush

  47. sarahhazel says:

    Hope it’s the “calm before the storm”…..cuz if not, it’s gonna be a long 10 month-Archudrought. :???:

  48. sarahhazel says:

    Gwen Porea ‏@GwenPo

    “@cherry08mariano: My hero doesn’t wear a cape. → @DavidArchie ← http://Instagram.com/p/ayWPAfR5kF/ ”<< you are so right Cherry.

  49. Kimberly Ann says:

    sarahhazel where would the concerts be.. Utah, CA and east coast and yup
    still volunteering my house!

  50. alana says:

    Maybe I am remembering wrong, but… didn’t Kari say something about David concentrating more on his work there ….and that she herself was going to be involved in other things too for this next year? Did I dream that?

  51. Kimberly Ann says:

    Samantha Leigh ‏@musicislife90 46m
    You know it’s a really slow day/week/year when FOD is showcasing BLURRY photos of David. Oh, cougars…

    Samantha Leigh ‏@musicislife90 32m
    As much as I love @DavidArchie, I really don’t like the fandom ugh

  52. Kimberly Ann says:

    ha I remember a lot of disagreements on this subject
    hope it continues too in a way? way I see it
    that means at least he has some fans left.

    and that is a good thing!

  53. Kimberly Ann says:

    alana is Kari the only member of his team? she sure is a peach and yup with JT’s concerts coming up soon bet we might not hear from her too much at all.
    wanted to go see JT but couldn’t talk the hubs into letting me go.
    LOVE his new CD!!

  54. cq#DA2014 says:

    The thing is THIS year is the most important (imo) for Kari to keep his VERY SMALL fan base somewhat connected. I know that there has been different opinion regarding this matter, but I believe it would help his career, but I know a lot of other fans think other wise. Not David directly, but maybe when she (Kari) is in contact with him (maybe she isn’t either, who knows, but if she is)a hi passed along from him would be great. It really would (again imo) be advantageous to start excitement building for his return from now on.
    I do wonder if he feels that he would be seen by other missionaries as privileged and he would not want to offend them and any of his LDS fans? Kind of sad if that’s the case because other missionaries are free to post there blogs without any problems. Again I don’t want him to post blog like other missionaries do, just wanted communication that’s all.

  55. Donna says:

    I still can’t believe Nancy and I drove almost all the way across the country for a one-night concert. An indelible memory.

    I have a funny story about it though. A few months later, I called in to this radio show in Baltimore called ‘Are You Smarter Than Reagan?’. You answer 5 pop culture questions and see if the DJ (Reagan) can answer more correctly than you do. But the hard part is getting chosen to compete. It’s not the 10th caller that gets to play, it’s the person with the ‘most fascinating fact’. So I told the young man doing the screening that my friend and I drove 4500 miles in a weekend to go to a David Archuleta concert. He said ‘I find this fascinating.’ So I said, ‘well then, pick me!’.
    And he did! So I got interviewed on air about our trip and then played the game.

    I wasn’t smarter than Reagan (Didn’t know the answer to “he was the fashion conscious toy in Toy Story 3″), but I still got two free tickets to a Bon Jovi concert in Washington DC.

  56. sarahhazel says:

    Donna–that is one cool story!….LOL…free Bon Jovi tickets’ not bad at all!

  57. alana says:

    I dont disagree with you CQ, I wish we could hear something from the man,even if through Kari, I just personally haven’t been counting on it because of Kari’s words.

  58. alana says:

    I’ve been having David withdrawels a lot lately…kinda hurts as much if not more than when he first left.

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

    Hello Again!
    This comes up whenever its kinda quiet, we just need to be patient, our strong suit :roll: :lol: (not mine, lol) We dont know what may be planned in the not so distant future. All we can do is keep the home fires burning, enjoy the fabulous FOD fansite & its commenters :grin: David will be home before you know it. I know its not easy, but we can do it, we’re a bunch of strong, dedicated & fabulous 29 year old fans :wink: of the one, the only Mr David Archuleta :grin: Easy as pie :grin:

    Gotta go, TTYL :grin:

  60. Sparkles 2 (Big Time Lurker) says:

    Hey Guys…There are more of us out here lurking than you know. ;) I just love David’s lop-sided smile. It’s so cute….

  61. Ali says:

    alana – I think you’re remembering the note Kari posted about fan mail at the beginning of the year http://davidarchuleta.com/home/?p=5309

    The part about being busy:
    “For this coming year, I will probably only send a package to him once every other month so he can focus on things he needs to be doing. I will be focusing and he hopes you all focus on some of your own commitments for a while, but don’t worry, I will continue to provide you guys updates and fun treats whenever I can.”

    By the time that was posted we had already long since stopped getting updates from David himself but the note wasn’t really about updates from David but about sending mail. All I’m saying is clear, concise communication from David and his team would help the fans know what to expect and would keep people from being disappointed when their perceived expectations are not met.

    Then again, as Kim mentioned, if we didn’t have these little things to get upset about then there would be nil to discuss in Davidland right now lol.

  62. cq#DA2014 says:

    Lol, love the pep talk. You’re right, when drought happens, all kinds of speculations start flying.
    Kari are you reading, hahahaha!!!!!

  63. sarahhazel says:

    McKenzie Harris ‏@McKenzieHarr

    @joshuacookis It’s so true though. David Archuleta has no ego at all. Very rare for someone so young, rich and famous like @DavidArchie

  64. alana says:

    Oh thanks..ali, must have remembered wrong. Gosh, just a David says hi would be nice. I feel guilty just thinking that,though.

  65. alana says:

    I don’t want to appear ungrateful

  66. cq#DA2014 says:

    Btw, @3:26 comment was meant for Beth, lol.

  67. sarahhazel says:

    Sparkles2–that’s nice to know….hmmm, wonder how many are out there?

  68. Ali says:

    I have something I want to say and I’ll try not to be ranty about it but it may be difficult because I’m kinda ticked.

    That person that tweeted the snarky attitude about the blurry pictures contest. At first I just read it up thread and scrolled on by, saying to myself that people with bad attitudes are just like that. But the longer it’s been the more annoyed I’ve gotten. It’s rude and dismissive of all the hard work that the mods put in here at FOD. I know that Kalei, Joanie and Pastel spend hours (and more hours) trying to keep this place fresh. Not an easy feat when the subject of your site is gone for 2 years. And they don’t do this for money or influence but because they’re fans too. And, even more than that, they’re generous spirits who are giving their precious time to help keep this fandom afloat.

    Ladies, if you’re reading this, I just want to let you know that your hard work and dedication is appreciated. What you guys are doing is awesome. And that goes for everyone who keeps this site going. Thank you for all that you do!! <3

  69. Kimberly Ann says:

    Donna ha I love that story thanks!
    4500 miles??? holy moly you guys rock!

  70. Kimberly Ann says:

    Ali love your comment!!!!!

  71. breanne says:

    Joanie, THANKS for your post today!! LOVE those Matt Clayton pictures! He takes the BEST pictures of David!! :) Read through some of the comments about David not being in contact with us. His Mission President may have told him not to do that and also David doesn’t like to break any rules. He must just want to concentrate on his mission and not worry about the fame part. Just my thoughts.

    Vote for David on Musiqtone’s 2nd Poll “Idol Forever”! Scroll down on left side of page, ends 6/22. Vote 25 times per sitting: http://bit.ly/IWPReh

  72. alana says:

    Great comment,Ali..that tweet ticked me off too. The blurry pics were all in good fun and gave us a chance to see some pics we might not have gotten to see, otherwise. Thanks to the mods and posters for their hard work and devotion. Would be lost without FOD.

  73. lizardj says:

    Hi everyone! :) I am still here everyday! :) Will be here when he gets back! Love to read the comments, watch the videos, and relive experiences with everyone. I have enjoyed the blurry pics!! It has just been kinda fun. I haven’t commented much, due to some real life issues that have kept me busy, but
    I actually had one of those small world moments…because of an unexpected family tragedy, I have become acquainted with David’s piano teacher! It’s a crazy ride this fandom thing!

  74. Sparkles 2 (Big Time Lurker) says:

    Ali….loved your comment. The blurry pictures were great. Any pictures of David are great. Thanks to all the mods, also.

  75. sarahhazel says:

    Ali–Great comments!!!…Love this site, Love the mods (THANK YOU!), love my Archiekins here! :)

  76. cq#DA2014 says:

    Ali @4:02 great comment, totally agree.

  77. sarahhazel says:

    McKenzie Harris ‏@McKenzieHarr

    David Archuleta told @J14Magazine he wanted 2 be @justinbieber on Halloween cuz Justin has iconic hair. @DavidArchie https://twitter.com/McKenzieHarr/status/347839939511205888/photo/1

  78. sarahhazel says:

    FOD: fansofdavid.com ‏@FODFansofDavid

    @musicislife90 Just trying to keep things light/fun & the home fires burning while @DavidArchie is away. Fans of all ages participating. :)

  79. sarahhazel says:

    lizardj–that’s good to know!…thanks for dropping by. :D

  80. alana says:

    I always thought it strange how his piano teacher moved away and D wasnt told. He found out from a fellow student,I think. I always wondered why D didnt just ask his parents..

  81. journey says:

    Still here lurking too!

  82. sarahhazel says:

    I know this chills-inducing video was posted recently but just wanna share it again…..Think I see Richard P. and Jeff at the side of the stage. :)

    David Archuleta – Rehearsal of O Holy Night with Lyceum Philharmonic Orchestra
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=MSg94ZRZnfI&feature=endscreen

  83. CindyUT says:

    Hi everyone! I haven’t posted in quite awhile. But, just wanted you all to know I haven’t gone away……..I just lurk a lot more than I comment. Hope everyone is doing well!

  84. sarahhazel says:

    OMJ…Found a CLOSE-UP (MOSTLY SIDE VIEW) video of that OHN rehearsal!!!! :D
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkffUxGPl7I

  85. sarahhazel says:

    Hello, journey and Cindy!!!

  86. sarahhazel says:

    Ramadhan Bilal ‏@Ramabilal

    why @DavidArchie account seldom to make some twits? Where kari?

  87. Kimberly Ann says:

    yoo hoo David team.. got anything to share with us?
    old song?
    live videos from the studio and Begin?
    maybe a little clue to what the future holds?

    do remember someone posting a video where David did say he was doing something about music for his return? not sure where I saw it but did!

    could of sworn I saw a black shiny thing and thought it was a piano on the New Year vlog?
    Music Video?
    for what no clue but..

    http://youtu.be/aE7RHx6W5hs

    ha he is such a happy camper here!

  88. Kimberly Ann says:

    sarahhazel OMJ I LOVED THAT!! thank you!!!

  89. Kimberly Ann says:

    waving hi guys!!

    you all rock!!

  90. nora says:

    Evening, just got home spent the day at york Maine, just reading comments, What time is the trending party on the 28th, I thought it was at 10 pm est, Linda posted 7 pm, which is rught.

  91. sarahhazel says:

    KimA–wonderin’ about the umbrella pic too….what is that for???….hoping there will be some more Archu-goodies to keep us alive! ***sigh***

  92. Nora Sorry i made the mistake, its at 10:00pm EDT

  93. sarahhazel says:

    KimA–Isn’t it amazing?….Gosh, still stuck in the MKOCT vids vortex….LOL….need to stop so I can do some voting!!!

  94. Kimberly Ann says:

    https://twitter.com/McKenzieHarr/status/347869877660418048/photo/1

    McKenzie Harris ‏@McKenzieHarr 5m
    David Archuleta has courage 2 show it’s awkward 4 a 17 YO guy 2 be groped by lingerie clad woman, even if Lady Gaga.

    lol McKenzie is funny!

  95. sarahhazel says:

    MarthaPB ‏@mlpb3

    6 MORE MONTHS TILL –>Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!!: http://youtu.be/RrbnzSaFxHE via @youtube @DavidArchie Familiar Faces! Love This! #NP

  96. Kimberly Ann says:

    Ary ‏@dragonsnowball 25m
    The new station is playing “Broken” by David Archuleta. Lol. Remember when our lives were completely taken over b/c of that song… :P

  97. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Janel Woodbury ‏@Nellie1983 2h
    Counting my @DavidArchie Future VIP $ and cashing in 400+ pennies for quarters @kariontour pic.twitter.com/MUICKiB1uY

  98. Janel aka Nellie says:

    let’s see if this works (penny counting link)
    https://twitter.com/Nellie1983/status/347832559578791936/photo/1

  99. sarahhazel says:

    KimA–I know….poor David…must’ve been really awkward for him. LOL

  100. Kimberly Ann says:

    http://youtu.be/-20tT7nq4bY

    Broken in Spanish??!!

  101. sarahhazel says:

    Is that a station here in the US???

    Janel–Nice!…David is truly worth every PENNY!

  102. Kimberly Ann says:

    Mike ‏@blisskasden 58s
    I just saw @MileyCyrus new video. I call for an Executive order to recall @DavidArchie from Chile in the interest of national musical sanity

    :D

  103. sarahhazel says:

    KimA–would be awesome if he records a Spanish version!

  104. sarahhazel says:

    Love that tweet from Mike…haha! :lol:

  105. KIM. VIDEO. AT 3.35 TALKS ABOUT PLANS AFTER MISSION.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNzukEphPiQ

  106. Kimberly Ann says:

    Linda thanks!!

  107. cq#DA2014 says:

    Linda thank you for posting that interview…yes, the man has projects lined up, can’t wait, meanwhile, why don’t we get another song, from the volt, new or old.. whatever, what do you say Kari/Archuleta Team, lol. Probably would not do anything for his career, but it sure would make us diehards extremely happy, lol.

  108. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Sarah, unfortunately VIPs are so expensive, about $200 a ticket right? I have to get two, one for myself, one for my daughter Alyssa. Because there are so many pennies in that pile, over 450, there’s only about $60 total there. Sigh…..I did cash my pennies in for quarters to make room in my piggy bank.

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

    Hello Everyone!

    Love that comment from Bliss & I agree, lets start a petition :grin:

    I must say Broken is an incredibly gorgeous song, Vocals, Melody & Lyrics, a masterpiece!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  110. Kimberly Ann says:

    Linda loved that video!! thanks.. ooooohhh what does he have planned!!!???

  111. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Mike ‏@blisskasden 31m
    @kimak @DavidArchie Let’s face it, without David, American music is, for the most part, a toxic dump.

  112. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Mike ‏@blisskasden 29m
    @ZeeNnGT @DavidArchie The US music scene desperately needs David, but I wonder if it deserves David.

  113. sarahhazel says:

    Janel–Yes, they are!…Wanna take my daughter too next time cuz she hasn’t been to one, so worse comes to worst, I’ll just get one VIP for her & I’ll just settle for the regular tix for myself.

  114. angelbymyside says:

    Hi everyone :)

    Wonderful post Joanie! Thank you!

    Love seeing all the blurry photos! :D

    Just watched the Miley Cyrus video….it has to be the most disgusting video I have ever seen. Just what is she trying to prove? That video has set a new standard for low. Some example she set for the young kids who follow her. We need David back on the music scene to save the day!

  115. angelbymyside says:

    that’s a good word for Miley’s new video…..toxic dump!!! :(

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

    I agree with Bliss again.

    Hey abms! I watched it, to be fair, it was incredibly disgusting. Like I said on twitter yesterday, she’s trying to run far, far, far away from who she was, trying to act all grown up, which actually, makes her look like a child. A gross disgusting video does not an adult make, just makes her look desparate, cheap, no class at all. Where were her parents in all of this. I know she’s 19, but, this has been coming for 2 years. I know parents cant control their kids, but how about not letting them do anything & everything they want. You can be sure if I had a 17 year old daughter she wouldnt’ve been dancing on a pole at the teen choice awards, thats for dang sure.

  117. sarahhazel says:

    abms–That’s what boggles my mind….if she wants to prove something, why not do it with CLASS???….Oh wait, I know why….because that kinda LOW stuff sells well nowadays….Just look at number of HITS already! :shock: :mad:

  118. angelbymyside says:

    Beth ~ She was trying to break free of that “Disney princess” label while she was still with the tv show. Remember that so-called artistic photo shoot she did when she was 15 in which she posed topless with just a sheet draped around her? Where were her parents then? I just bet they are overcome with joy over her latest attempt at shock value! I feel sorry for the young kids who still follow her every move. I sure hope their parents are paying attention!!!

  119. Kimberly Ann says:

    that is what really gets me.. ok adults can either watch or not, etc but the kids who follow her and watch it it is NOT alright.
    they are very young and impressionable.

  120. sarahhazel says:

    Joanie S ‏@suttygal

    LOL How did I miss this guy doing @DavidArchie ‘s vlog before? He’s pretty good! :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulI2fyc17to&feature=youtu.be&a

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

    abms & kim, I agree. the kids that still follow her, no wonder some of this stuff sells, kids are exposed to it at a young age, by someone who they themselves are too young to perform it. Heck, all of us are too young to watch it :roll: Its pathetic, really.

  122. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Well, I never was a Miley Cyrus fan, she was born with a silver spoon in her mouth and only got where she did because of daddy. The only good thing she did was her duet with David, and only because David was in it. I will be one less “hit” on her video because I refuse to watch it.

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

    Hey Janel! the thing is, when that song came out, it was mostly Miley, they took alot of Davids part out.

  124. alana says:

    I hope D is getting enough food and sleep, just read a blog from a sister who transferred to rancaqua, who wrote she is almost always tired and hungry! i miss that little munchkin, I love him dearly(said in Carly Smithson accent)

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

    Goodnight Everyone, Take Care All!

  126. Kimberly Ann says:

    alana yikes.. that stinks!! they don’t feed the missionaries??!

  127. potluck8 says:

    Janel aka Nellie, With all the talk about the Mylie Cyrus video I am very curious about it, but I also refuse to give her any hits. I think that she did say once that she wanted to be the next Madonna. Did you know Madonna has a 22yr old boyfriend? GOOD GRIEF!

  128. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Video of the day by city; Detroit, “When You Say You Love Me” 26 Jul 2008
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqwJncRtXtc

  129. Kimberly Ann says:

    you know guys.. my sons did a lot of traveling all over the world and in quite a few places there is only so much food to go around. sad as it sounds it is a fact of life.
    that being said there is no reason to send folks to a foreign country and at least not feed them.

  130. Kimberly Ann says:

    potluck umm well there are many older men that have very young girlfriends so way I see it all is fair with that?
    now her early days were nuts and Miley does seem to be following that path at least for now.

  131. alana says:

    KIM i misread she said later that she thinks mishies are always hungry and eating is cause they are really just so tired. they try to give their bodies energy by eating when really they dont get much time to rest. she feels like zombie? ok still not great but i think they do get food but perhaps could use naps.

  132. Kimberly Ann says:

    alana lol not good to get me started when I am in a bad D state.. thanks for clarifying that!! dang I thought this was supposed to get better and it is not!!

  133. alana says:

    sorry Kim probably shouldnt have shared that im in a bad state too and have no David friends to whine to. lol

  134. Kimberly Ann says:

    alana ha that’s ok.. I am in the same state. and this is the place to vent anyway.

    hey Joanie just posted this gem!
    Joanie S ‏@suttygal 1h
    What an amazing @DavidArchie SBL performance this was! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1eHgPLt-mQ

  135. alana says:

    Love SBL

  136. alana says:

    Love SBL “something ’bout love that breaks your heart”

  137. alana says:

    how did i post twice? Well, night archies! Pleasant David dreams.

  138. Kimberly Ann says:

    Lee Barcelos #DA2014 ‏@ElianeTulipa 32m
    @SuperGee5 Hi :) You already know about that? Trending Party Counting The Days David Archuleta on June 28th at 10:00 PM EDT

  139. cq#DA2014 says:

    With all the discussion about Miley’s new video, I got curious. I don’t even know what her new song is and somehow couldn’t find the video.

  140. Pastel (@pastelpastel) says:

    Just poppin’ on!

    on behalf of the other mods, thanks Ali and everyone else *sigh*

    That SBL is something else! SBL is so under-rated. That song is difficult to sing, and I look forward to every variation of David’s harmony at the end. It’s such pretty pop :)

  141. pocoelsy says:

    Thank you for a lovely post Joanie :) love to see Matt got excited about his work ;) and all the vid and those awesome blurry pics lol

    Grannycrush, Ali Love your comments, I’m thankful for the mods and all commentors here who dedicate their time to keep this site afloat, come up with fun fresh ideas, pics, links to keep the house fire burning and most of all to keep us together !! I wouldn’t dare to think “what if FOD isn’t active anymore” it will be very dreadful!! and it will be hard to look for David update/goodies and most of all tho I’m a hot n cold commentor I feel at home and welcome here, we “fans” here have as much precious relationship as we have with David :) , I hope you all know what I mean.

    As for Miley’s vid that you all discuss above !! the same as cq !!! I haven’t watch it lol don’t even know what to look for, someone please give me a clue …name of the song :) you all got me so curious !!

    See you all at Flyfm poll later :)

  142. OoO says:

    Today I felt like giving DAVID a Star for his songs that I really loved. OK, my platinum stars goes to Work For Me, Who Am I, Love Don’t Hate, Barrier, Not a very good liar, and Let Me Go oh Broken too. The rest are gold stars. What’s your? starting with u pocoelsy ;D

  143. Kimberly Ann says:

    good morning folks!!
    Happy Friday!

    Miley’s song We Can’t Stop
    vid has over 12 million views already.

    lizzardj hi! so sorry about your family tragedy, happy to see you and wow six degrees of David strikes again.

  144. Kimberly Ann says:

    emsda ‏@preciousone24 32m
    I may be a fan of a lot of celebrities, but there’s only 1D for me. And that’s @davidarchie. <3

    Kylar Feryn ‏@FellSeer2 2h
    David Archuleta has some really relatable music and I happen to love it mm, judge me.

    ahh.. one day folks will just enjoy David's music and not get slack for it.

  145. Kimberly Ann says:

    Novi Diah Nastiti ‏@NoviArchuleta 2h
    One thing that changes from you @DavidArchie just your hair,thats all :)

    LindaSpivey#DA2014 ‏@erlindita 18h
    @percinotpercy Yea!!! How exciting ! Christmas already. Closer to @DavidlArchie coming home too. :) )

    Perci Intalan ‏@percinotpercy 12h
    @erlindita thanks! the other day my last song syndrome was @DavidArchie and @jaydurias’ Wherever You Are. Yep it wont be long. :)

    Jay Oliver Durias ‏@jaydurias 5h
    @percinotpercy @erlindita @DavidArchie :-) :-):-):-)

    LindaSpivey#DA2014 ‏@erlindita 5h
    “@jaydurias: @percinotpercy @erlindita @DavidArchie :-) :-):-):-)”AWE! THANK YOU FOR THE SHOUT OUT JAY.:-)

  146. pocoelsy says:

    OoO
    Haha you’re asking the impossible here !!! Ok I try my best Platinum are Love Dont Hate, The Other Side Of Down, Work For Me, Good Place, MKOP, Thing’re Gonna Get Better, Broken, ALTNOY, Notice Me, Zero Gravity…Gold : Stomping The Rose, Look Around, Wait, Everything And More, Waiting For Yesterday, Who I am Oh heck every song he wrote deserves at least GOLD STAR and I’m not even bias !! haha

    Kim

    Thanks for Miley’s song title, 12 million !!! I’ll go check it out !!! and thanks for those nice/fun tweet, haha “there’s only 1D for me. And that’s @davidarchie” me toooo :D

  147. pocoelsy says:

    lizardj
    Sorry about your fam tragidy, hope thing will get better for you soon :)

  148. sarahhazel says:

    Good morning, all!!! :D

    OoO—Here’s mine….not in order of faves…
    PLATINUM: A.(recorded originals)–ALTNOY, TBWY, Barriers, WFY, Falling Stars, PandA, Complain, MKOP, SBL, NEBTD, HFO, E&M, DRA
    B. (recorded covers)–Angels, DGU, EH, SOWK, Forevermore, Tell Me
    C. (performed but not recorded)–EWTRTW, SBM, WYSYLM, Crazy, FOG

    Rest are GOLD. (too many)!

  149. Kimberly Ann says:

    pocoelsy honestly would tell you not to watch or be forewarned. pretty gross.

  150. sarahhazel says:

    P.S. Adding “My Hands” to the recorded originals. :)

  151. VaBeachArchie says:

    Hello OoO, Kimberly, pocoelsy and FOD! HAPPY Friday!

    lizzardj…Sorry to hear of your family tragedy.

    OoO…PLATINUM Works For Me, Everything And More, Waiting For Yesterday, Somebody Out There, Not A Very Good Liar, Love Don’t Hate, Broken Zero Gravity
    GOLD Too many to mention!!

  152. OoO says:

    Oooo how dare I forgot another platinum: Wherever You Are.

  153. sarahhazel says:

    :D :D :D
    David Archuleta ‏@DavidArchie

    A quote David heard that he wanted to share: “What we love determines what we seek. What we … http://m.tmi.me/ZvGKT

  154. sarahhazel says:

    @DavidArchie
    A quote David heard that he wanted to share: “What we love determines what we seek. What we seek determines what we think and do. What we think and do determines who we are – and who we will become.” (KS)

  155. sarahhazel says:

    Directioner ID ‏@1Dourhearts

    @DavidArchie i miss u so baby, we haven’t talk since we divorced. lol i’m crazy bout’cha

  156. Zelle says:

    Seriously wondering if the discussion on the no-contact issue in this thread has anything to do with that tweet. Haha.

    Anyway it’s always a wonderful gift to hear anything at all from/about David. So thank you, Kari and Team Archie for all you do. We all surely miss him, and Kari has assured us once that she always reminds him that we’re all still here for him. No doubt he knows that. But he (and his team) has his reasons for everything he does. And there probably is a reason why he wanted to share that quote, too. :) So let the deciphering begin. Haha. #DA2014

  157. sarahhazel says:

    Zelle–too bad I’m bad at deciphering! LOL

    NEW THREAD!!!

  158. VaBeachArchie says:

    Sarahhazel….Recorded covers….The ENTIRE Forevermore album! Somewhere Only We Know, Everybody Hurts, Angels
    Performed But Not Recorded…WYSYLM, SBM. Contigo, Fields of Gold, Crazy, Bubbly
    Christmas….EVERY SONG HE’S EVER DONE!

    GREAT job on the Flyfm Top 30 poll! #6 Don’t Run Away!

    THANKS David, Kari for the quote today! Sure gave the fandom a lift!

  159. Kimberly Ann says:

    OMGOSH lol a tweet from David and fabulous blurry pics!!! WE ARE BLESSED!!!!

    https://twitter.com/kariontour/status/348084083022258177/photo/1

    I Love that blue watch one!!!