David Archuleta: Monday Muses~ Daylight Saving Time and “timely” lyrics, Omar Shares some “Love,” JustJes Shares Her Fan Story, Fantastic Fan Finds & Tweets, Tuesday Update- David looks great!


Is it almost time?  🙂





quote grow through what you go through

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Tuesday Update : March 14th

~ Maybe I should reverse the wording of our quote? 😉

“Go through what you grow through!”  

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Thanks so much to @taterzen for the tweet/share!! Totally made my day!! Shall we get a closer look? David looks so good and happy!!! Love his new look!


DavidArchie in Nashville with missionaries credit @taterzen on twitter

Lovely to see a glimpse of  David!! Thank you, @Taterzen! He looks happy and a bit older! 😉

Then Tuesday evening, we got a different “look”…. a bit more trimmed? ~ soaf_a_loaf shared this pic taken at Baskin Robbins in SLC!  Perhaps David is back in Utah to celebrate the opening of his mom & stepdad’s new business adventure (more on this later) . And possibly, he stopped by to see Hillary for a trim at Hair by Hils! I’m sure loving seeing that smile while he’s on his social media break. 🙂

Thank you, Shanelle for bringing it over to twitter~ shared on IG by @Soaf_a_loaf

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Shanelle also made a nice side by side to share along with a bit of lyrical humor! 😉

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David Archuleta -recent-collage- by Shanelle He’s ready,He’s ready for a change,He’s not afraid to lose and leave it all behind”

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It’s a “Time Thing” ~ Did you SpRiNg Forward?

spring forward pogo      (From WIKI) Daylight saving time (DST) or summer time is the practice of advancing clocks during summer months by one hour so that evening daylight lasts an hour longer, while sacrificing normal sunrise times. Typically, regions with summer time adjust clocks forward one hour close to the start of spring and adjust them backward in the autumn to standard time. click Wiki above to read more if you’d like; there’s a lot! [1]  And while we were springing our clocks forward, Mother Nature had her own idea of “falling back” into winter around much of the midwest and northeast with a storm this past weekend as evidenced in my yard. * insert sound effects of a long sigh here*

March snow march re freezing lake

It’s pretty, but honestly “I’m Ready” for a new Spring season along with that new music “storm” we’re waiting so patiently and enthusiastically for! Could this be the week??

Over the past years, David has mentioned “time related things” in some of his songs~ wonderful lyrics that conjure up some vivid scenes in my Spring Forward sleep deprived mind~

 “My Hands”  ~ ⏰

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Daylight Savings Time Meme alarm clock inside the fireplace 2

Where Daylight Saving Time takes an hour from us in the Spring, David settles for a bit less in Parachutes and Airplanes.

daylight savings time meme steal this moment right away from time

Then there’s that sweet moment in To Be With You~

daylight savings time meme holding you for the very first time never letting go

And the clever time reference in Nothing Else Better To Do that confuses the  tired mind-

daylight savings time meme 25 hours every day 2

Oh and of course a favorite “declaration” song~

daylight savings time meme time for me to find out who I am 2

I’m sure there are many more… and this is just a mere sample, but right up to his recent release,Numb,  David’s given us a reason to listen for those “timely” lyrics! 

daylight savings time memes everybody needs time away

Anywhoooo I thoroughly apologize for this “timely” corny moment but I’m going to blame it on my Daylight Saving delirium which has me feeling like this today. 😉

daylight saving sleepy pup

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A Collage of Timely DA Favorites from Sam

Sam aka ohnopurple on tumblr made this collage some years back, but today is a nice “time” to re-post it! It’s a wonderful collection of David moments over time.


Omar shares a minute of Love!

Omar~ @Omarmedrano is an awesome “Archie” who is inspired by David to practice and share his passion of singing! Omar uploaded a minute of “love” singing  “I can’t help Falling in Love with You.” Sooo pretty! Be sure to head over to his Instagram and/or facebook page to show him some love!! Thank you and keep singing, Omar!!

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Music Shares for Monday

While we wait for David’s New Song to Drop, I’ll continue to share a few music choices (past vids/snippets, etc.) each day. Last Friday, David’s friends Pentatonix posted their new rendition and music video for “Imagine.”  You can watch it  by clicking below.

Imagine credit pentatonix

Beautiful vocals with emotion and harmonies that have put Pentatonix in an a cappella group class second to none. Here’s where I apologize, though, to PTX and John Lennon (in spirit), because David singing Imagine will always have my heart. ♥  No one can ever forget his performances of Imagine on American Idol and the effect they had on all, but fast forward to David singing Imagine at the BYU spectacular in 2015. WOW WOW WOW!!! David’s performance on Oct. 9th captured by Shelley was incredible!!!! I watched it again the other night and I was caught off guard~ chills and tears! David is definitely my “Imagine G.O.A.T.!” And it’s complete with “love shouts” for David! 🙂

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My Little Prayer ~ Piano Tutorial

This is pretty cool! For all of you pianists out there, Larisa Milne uploaded this tutorial for how to play David’s “My Little Prayer.” It comes complete with chords shown and encouragement from Larisa! 🙂

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A Fan Story from “JustJes”

Numb Edit I think I'll take a second chance credit JustJes

If you visit our comment section, you may have had the pleasure of recently  meeting “JustJes!” Jes is newer to FOD and we’re so very happy that she “found us!” As you’ll read below in her story, she’s a big time fan who has found the same wonderful qualities in him that have kept us here for all these years!

Jess emailed FOD some beautiful “Numb” edits which she created. Mary Lou began sharing them on twitter last week and we’ll continue to share them in our posts and on twitter. Thanks so much, Jes for the edits, for sharing your story, and for hanging out with us here on FOD!

I grew up in a home where we didn’t watch TV so I don’t know if I ever even heard the words “American Idol” let alone David Archuleta, David Cook or the rest of the big A.I. alums growing up.

LDS face to face credit Jen leigh Barry

I really got to know about David when I was watching the archives of the LDS Face to Face chat series (in July 2015). Right off the bat I was surprised at how different David seemed from what I was used to seeing in every way–as a returned LDS missionary, modern musician, single guy, millennial, Mormon, 23 year old, famous singer, etc. 

The only songs of his that I know I’d heard of before then were from his MoTab Christmas concert. The first song I looked up after that was the one he mentioned in the Face to Face, My Kind of Perfect. It’s probably still my personal favorite but it’s so hard for me to pick! I have a most meaningful favorite, most relatable favorites, and my artistic side has it’s own favorite too, lol. But MKOP is a classic.

I was going to BYU then and that was the year David was headlining our homecoming spectacular. I got a ticket, and the Tuesday before the show he made a surprise appearance at our homecoming assembly so I got to see him twice! Crush was the first song I heard live. 🙂 

The next time I saw him live was last year on his Christmas tour at BYU again. I paid an arm and a leg to buy a season pass in the spring just to get good seats and it paid off! I got second row middle-ish seats and was BLOWN AWAY both nights by the amazing show he, Nathan and the band performed. 

Things that have kept me hooked–

David is real as a person. He’s figured out who he really is for himself (not an easy feat) and stays true to it in everything. 
He is anchored with a pure heart and by his high morals.

David can SING. He’s got unbelievable vocals.

David is real as a musician too. He has the rare ability and drive to connect emotionally to the song he’s singing. The fact that he’s going to connect that ability to himself, with what shares in his next album is super exciting! I’m betting it’s going to create quite a stir in the music scene.

David Archuleta starry night Christmas Tour 2011 edit credit Pocoelsy


Lastly, I relate to David in an uncannily personal way. We both left home early (I left for college at 16) and even though we’ve both been pressured to be a certain kind of person, in the end we wouldn’t put up with it broke away to carve our own path. 
Also I can’t. stand. crowds or any kind of spotlight. I like to run and hide from those things or deflect it as fast as possible. Partly because I’m an introvert, partly because I have social anxiety and partly because I don’t see value in it for myself.

Thanks so much for sharing your story, Jes! We’ll look forward to hearing more from you!

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Just Because~



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Fantastic finds/Tweets

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That’s about it from me today…at least for now. I’ll be here to pass along any new info should David or anyone on Team A pop onto social media. And I’ll do my best to be “timely!” 😉 Wishing everyone a happy remainder of your Monday, and if you’ve been sleepily affected by DLST, hope you can find a few minutes for a power nap! We must stay strong and ready for that “hurricane” of music when and where it hits!

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83 Responses to David Archuleta: Monday Muses~ Daylight Saving Time and “timely” lyrics, Omar Shares some “Love,” JustJes Shares Her Fan Story, Fantastic Fan Finds & Tweets, Tuesday Update- David looks great!

  1. Thanks Joanie for the short but fun post today!!!
    I take a first, second & third chance on David, cause o won’t be passing by these waters again!!
    I let out a….BIG…sigh!!!
    Hope you all have a nice rest of the day!!
    Warm here this week in the 90’s!

  2. Miss Vicki DA#2014 says:

    Hi Linda….I’ll take that 90 degree weather….even though we are missing the big snow storm here in the East is is COLD again with some snow flurries here in central VA…..love your story JustJes…..many of the same reasons I am still here as a fan of David…..Love the corny time references in this post Joanie……Didn’t realize how many of David’s songs do reference time…..ha ha ha……Also just gotta say I LOVE the pic of David smiling in from the mic ….under the heading JUST BECAUSE…..no one can smile like David……Miss Vicki

  3. SMcM says:

    Thank you Joanie for the great FRONT PAGE. I haven’t been able to go through it yet, but I sure will before bedtime. You are so clever….and creative! Even though I have busy days….I do check FOD ritually each morning and before bed! I am excited for all of David’s great music! Until then….I will stay busy and hope for an early Spring here in MN. (sad face 🙁 at the new snow that came yesterday!) The good news is that we are not on the East Coast. We have many relatives in the line of those storms. 🙁

    I hope all the FOD fans who are out there are cuddled up with some great David music while you wait out the storm.

    Everyone stay safe….and cozy warm !!!! 🙂 Thanks again Joanie!!! 🙂

    • Joanie/suttygal says:

      Hi Sharon! Thank you for your kind words! Miss you! I think it would be fun if we could somehow get a MN DA fan lunch or get together sometime this Spring for any and all who could come. It’s been way too long. Stay warm and I hope your family members will be spared the worst of the storm.❤️

      • SMcM says:

        I would ♥ to have a MN. lunch! Let’s keep talking about it and try to set up a time! Let’s hope that Feb. wasn’t our Spring! haha!

        Off to bed now…just checking in to say good night! zzzzzzzzz
        Sleep well everyone! 🙂

    • Jani says:

      Hi Sharon! I’m certainly up for a MN fan get together! If we can just unthaw. 😉

  4. Miss Vicki DA#2014 says:

    Hi SMcM…..keep warm up there in MN…..Spring and the new David music hopefully will be here soon……Miss Vicki

    • SMcM says:

      Hi Miss Vicki!
      The sun was shining today….so that warmed up our moods! Even the snow we got yesterday and last night started to melt! Listening to David’s music can always turn things around in a hurry! I hope you are not in the line of storms heading up the East Coast!
      Sleep well! zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  5. Hollyre says:

    Clever “time” post today Joanie. Thanks!

  6. VaBeachArchie says:

    Good morning guys! A TERRIFIC Tuesday to all? 🙂

    Thanks Joanie for the FAB post! The lead off pics are GORGEOUS! MAY I say that Mr Archuleta looks STYLIN’| LOVE the lackey! The “Time Thing” was such FUN!

    Nana patrol! ENJOY your day guys! 🙂 To those getting the snow, take care and stay safe! It’s raining here…..happy dance, no snow!

    • VaBeachArchie says:

      LOVE the jacket! ❤

      • Mango Judy says:

        At the fan lunch Kari said that David had picked his jacket and outfit out himself. She seemed pleased with his choice.

        • VaBeachArchie says:

          Waving hello Judy! Work retail clothing and that was one SHARP jacket and outfit! What can’t the man do! Really getting ANTSY for the new music and concerts!

  7. VaBeachArchie says:

    JustJes…LOVED your fan story! The first time you see David in concert is a memory you never forget! Hope to get some changes this year to see him again!

    • JustJes says:

      Thank you! That’s definitely true. Lol I’m betting I’ll get to see him a whole lot this year, but that’s just a hunch. 🙂

      • JustJes says:

        But then again, (assuming he’ll do a tour of sorts) if I can only make it to the Utah show(s) that would still be awesome. I think it’s the greatest thing that fans will travel cross-country for David’s shows. The dedication feels contagious!

        • VaBeachArchie says:

          How true! I’ve been up and down the East coast to see him…planning to go west this year! However it has to be when I can take vacation! Nov and Dec are a NO! Made Christmas concerts in years past because they were in the East and driveable! Fingers crossed for us both!

  8. Grammyj says:

    Everyone go to the new Snowangelzz post. It’s a hoot and a new picture of David is posted there where he took missionaries in Nashville out to eat. He still hasn’t shaved! Wonder if he wants a beard.

  9. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Holy facial hair batman! I love it! Looking 26 instead of 16. 😉

  10. Freofan says:

    Thank you Larissa for the chord sheet to My Little Prayer! I’m going to jump on the piano tonight. Maybe I’ll post me playing it soon.

  11. Chelsy says:

    Y’ALL. I have no idea how to feel about all that facial hair because it kind of freaks me out, but I also find it slightly attractive…. XD LOL!

    • Grammyj says:

      I’m not sure either, but it’s surprising. I never thought David would grow a beard.

      • Mango Judy says:

        Never thought he would have facial hair. Never thought he would wear a hat constantly. Never thought we would see him in shorts. He is full of surprises.

  12. potluvk8 says:

    Hi everyone,
    I really don’t like the beard but I don’t like facial hair on men period, it is what it is however.

    • Mango Judy says:

      I like that beautiful porcelain skin best. But I am kind of enjoying this new look a little. Wonder how long it will last.

      • Grammyj says:

        He does like to change up his look. I loved the long hair he had for awhile. He always looks good. Maybe he is hoping a beard will make him look older.

  13. VaBeachArchie says:

    Hey guys! Just saw the pics of David and the missionaries! Looking like a beard is in progress! Working on a new look? SUAVE? Will a new do be in the future? The man is full of surprises….now how about the new music?! 🙂

  14. Martha says:

    Smiths Tix @SmithsTix

    #Announcement–> David Archuleta
    DeJoria Center | #Utah | Sat, Sept 23, 2017

    #OnSale: Fri, Mar 17 at 10:00am

    • Martha says:

      Tweet was deleted. Here we go again lol

      • Grammyj says:

        Maybe he’s going to announce a whole tour with hopefully many dates all at once. I did look at the venue and it’s a beautiful location in Utah. Or, the contract hasn’t been finalized so they weren’t suppose to announce it yet.

  15. kimk says:

    hi guys wow fabulous post!!

    omg maybe there will be a tour!!?????! 😀 I can do Sept or Oct
    hope for eastcoast dates..

    oh and the beard… 😯

  16. Alwaysafan says:

    Just saw another pic of David from last night are Basking and Robbins with a fan, looks like he trimmed the beard a bit;) sorry don’t know how to bring it over, it was on Facebook.

    • Grammyj says:

      It’s also posted at Snowangelz and, yes, the facial hIr has been trimmed but still some scruff. It looks good.

  17. Miss Vicki DA#2014 says:

    Hi guys….I know David looks older with the new beard……but I sure like him clean shaven…..his skin is just so beautiful……I’m hopin’ for East coast dates too…..VaBeachArchie……I’m jealous that you are headed out West to see David….the hubby won’t let me travel that far just to see David……but we are planning a trip to Arizona this fall…..maybe I can fool him into going the week David performs in AZ….that would be the Bomb…..Miss Vicki

    • Jani says:

      Yeah, it seems a shame to cover up that gorgeous skin, lol. It does kinda mature him, though. Maybe that’s what he’s after.

  18. Jani says:

    Oh man, I’m not a fan of the mustache. If it were just some scruff on the jaw/chin, I could go with it, but I’ve never liked upper lip hair and doubt I ever will, lol….even on D! But, to each his own! 🙂 If he’s happy and doing music, then I can live with some scruff…….I think. 😉 Sure hope the concert leak is for real!

  19. Cathy says:

    Love, love, love the look! Inquirying minds want to wonder why? A New Years resolution? An older look for New album? Or…. a role on TV or Broadway???!!!! Uhmm?

  20. Jani says:

    Oh, and welcome JustJes! Glad to see another one bites the David (magic) dust!

  21. kimk says:

    in the past Archies would call the venue to check to see if he is really going there.. tickets go on sale Friday.

    love the scruff long hair works for me too. maybe things will pop soon considering he is out and around. 🙂

    • VaBeachArchie says:

      Good morning kimk! You are up bright and early! Hair, scruff or not, just want him SINGING! Wouldn’t it be FABULOUS if he had TWO tours…a USA and one for the rest of the world! So many are still waiting for the man! 🙂

  22. VaBeachArchie says:

    Good morning guys! A WONDERFUL Wednesday to all! 🙂

    So another date…and disappearance! Hmmm!, gives us hope there are concerts coming! September! Hoping for summer dates too! 🙂

    LOVE to see that SMILE on the man! 🙂 Sure looks good! HAPPY to see him out and about too! LUCKY fan to get a pic! Always FUN to see David with fans!

    Nana patrol! ENJOY your day guys! 🙂

  23. kimk says:

    good morning Judy 🙂 off to Miami today with my boy and his gal hope it is warmer there pretty chilly all over it seems
    true that would imagine someone will find the scoop out about this venue considering tickets go on sale in two days.

    • VaBeachArchie says:

      Waving hello! Hope you guys have GREAT weather and a FUN time! How can tickets go in sale on Friday if they took the announcement down? Maybe all the delays screwed things up?!

      • sydnie says:

        Hello VaBeachArchie, is it sandals and shorts weather at your neck of the woods yet!

        • VaBeachJudy says:

          Waving hello sydnie! Sandal weather is my FAVORITE, but not even close! COLD again today! 🙁 Wish Spring weather and David’s new music would HURRY and get here! 🙂

    • sydnie says:

      Have a great time Kimk!

  24. Beth, Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd says:

    Hello Everyone!
    Stopping by to wish y’all a Fabulous Wednesday! 😀

    Noticed in a pic, Davids hair is longer, on the sides, working toward
    a new look? Like Cathy said, for the album, a new acting role, just because? 😀

    Gotta go, Take Care All, TTYL! 😀

    • VaBeachArchie says:

      A WONDERFUL Wednesday to you my friend! 🙂 Just wish we knew something DEFINITE…..been a LONG soon and we still know NOTHING!

      • Beth, Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd says:

        Thank You VaBeach 😀 I think something is going
        to break in the next day or 2. I don’t know anything,
        just a feeling 🙄 😀 OK, gotta go, Take Care, TTYL!

  25. Miss Vicki DA#2014 says:

    Hey Beth….hope it isn’t too cold up North for ya….It was bitter cold down here in the South today……I sure hope you’re right that something will happen in the next day or two……getting so so ready for the new music……Hey kimk….have a blast in Miami…Miss Vicki

    • sydnie says:

      Bonsoir Miss Vicki, stay warm! Finally warmer/sunnier here but unfortunately rainy days are supposed to return blergh.

  26. sydnie says:

    Woah what prompted David to try out the semi-beard! D’s too good looking to be sporting facial hair besides his chin dimple’s no longer visible nevertheless he still looks great! As long as we get new music Soon whatevers haha! 😀
    Hello guys! I’ve been busy and kinda stressed but manageable I’ll survive! 😀

  27. sydnie says:

    Great Post Joanie thanks so much! Love all the fun/intersting tweets, pics, vids & stories!!!
    JustJes thanks for sharing your story, new fan ftw!
    Aww How adorable…the young lady finally meeting her childhood Crush aka David at baskin robbins!
    As to those awesome pics shared by @TaterZen’s G-daughter Emily…..so wonderful to see David having fun with his friends but at first I thought they were photoshopped bwahaha!

  28. sydnie says:

    Great Post Joanie thanks so much! Love all the fun/intersting tweets, pics, vids & stories!!!
    JustJes thanks for sharing your story, new fan ftw!
    Aww How adorable…the young lady finally meeting her childhood Crush aka David at baskin robbins!
    As to those awesome pics shared by @TaterZen’s G-daughter Emily…..so wonderful to see David having fun with his friends but at first I thought the pics were photoshopped bwahaha!

  29. VaBeachJudy says:

    Good morning guys! HAPPY Thursday! Start of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament! GOOD LUCK to all, especially the little guys. and first timers! 🙂 Let’s have some UPSETS! 🙂

    Nana patrol! ENJOY your day guys! 🙂 Maybe today’s the day for SOMETHING! A hint, a date, a snippet or just a hello from the man!

  30. Alwaysafan says:

    Interesting tweet about a possible show this fall, maybe they are going to announce a tour, got the feeling that they weren’t supposed to say anything about that yet, why the tweet disappeared so fast. We should be getting some news soon I hope, it was nice getting some new pics of him tho;)

  31. MaggieFOD says:

    Good to see David out and about! Wonder if he gave himself the ultimatum of a shave break along with the social media break . . . that David wouldn’t shave until his new music was ready for release! 🙂

  32. Joanie/suttygal says:

    Hi everyone! Happy Thursday!
    Hoping we’ll see something from David soon, but for today, I was looking back (for TBT) and realized that 8 years ago today David had his concert in Arizona on his solo tour!! Were any of you there? Any stories remembered to share? Loved that tour and certainly learned my way around a moshpit that winter/spring! 😆
    Anyway, here’s a very cool one that is so reminiscent of the fans love and David’s “awesomeness” on stage! Waiting For Yesterday! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhKvpwE8ujE

  33. Miss Vicki DA#2014 says:

    Hey sydnie…any more trips planned for abroad????? Hey MaggieFOD….like that ultimatum……shaving when the new music come out…..wanna see those dimples again!!!!……Hey VaBeachArchie…..have fun with that basketball tournament……..So so glad it’s Friday tomorrow…….Love me some Waiting for Yesterday…….Miss Vicki

    • VaBeachJudy says:

      Waving hello my friend! HAPPY St. PATRICK’S day! LOVE the first week of the tourney….Thursday thru Sunday! A!ways hope for a CINDERELLA team…one that far exceeds expectations! NOT one of the BIG BOYS! ENJOY your weekend! Work Saturday and Sunday ,,, Boutique Spring Event! Will Spring ever come?

  34. VaBeachJudy says:

    Good morning guys! HAPPY St. PATRICK’S Day! GREEN beer for anyone? 🙂

    No Nana patrol! Slept in! Who knows maybe we’ll hear from the man today! But then again…..??? ENJOY your day! 🙂 Getting the guest room ready for my sister….SO EXCITED she’s coming on Thursday! Hope the weather cooperates and we’ll have some walks to the beach! 🙂

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