David Archuleta: Reaching Out on a Wednesday! More buzz on I’ll Never Go MV! The generosity of the Archies ~ Singer and the Song, Baskets of Hope, T shirt giveaway, #1 and #6 Top Songs, BEGIN. anticipation! Fans write in! Fix Sighting! ODD quiz, Western Road Trip Wrap up!


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 Credit:  KapanLagi.com

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“Patience and tenacity of purpose are worth more than twice their weight of cleverness.”      

 Thomas Henry Huxley

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The Generosity of Archies

The next 3 stories summarize three activities that show the generous spirit of the David Archuleta community, whether it be one fan or a number of fans.  You all epitomize David’s spirit of giving selflessly.  Thank you.

The Singer and the Song Project

BEGIN.  That one word is incredibly powerful.  Canvas, paint, and an idea is all that I had, and I handed it over to you all hoping that you would take up the challenge and BEGIN to make a difference in the lives of some very special people. You were amazing. You were supportive.  You were encouragers.  I cannot thank you enough for giving of yourselves in such an incredible way.  All in all, The Singer and the Song Project raised $1,820.00.  Camp ASSCA is thrilled.  My heart is overflowing.  Incredible things will happen with your donation.  So many of the campers discover themselves at Camp ASCCA.  Instead of seeing what they cannot do because of their disability, they see what they CAN do and that they are not alone.  They become more confident and independent.  They, too, learn what can happen when you BEGIN.

I am happy to announce the winners of The Singer and the Song Project:  Portrait of David:  Gwen Porea (@gwenpo);  Jennifer Barry’s amazing calendar:  Cheryl N. of Cottonwood Heights, UT;   8×10 Picture:  Scott Talmage (@Scott_NJ)

Congratulations!!  In addition, everyone who donated $50 or more will receive an 8×10 print of David’s portrait!!!   Everyone who donated to Camp ASCCA has won a special place in the hearts of the camp staff and the amazing campers!

 I am also happy to announce that 8 x 10 prints of the painting are available for purchase for $8.00 (includes shipping within the US).  For international fans, please email the project for a quote of the additional shipping costs to ship abroad.  All net proceeds will go to Camp ASCCA!  (The Camp ASCCA watermark will not be on the prints.)

To purchase a print, email the project at thesingerandthesong@gmail.com  or send me a message via Twitter (PaulaFOD) so that a mailing address for your payment can be provided;  or you may pay by PayPal to thesingerandthesong@gmail.com.

Thank you.  Camp ASCCA taught me to believe in the human spirit, in courage, and to see beyond a disability.  My Archie family taught me generosity love, and support.  David taught me to be willing to take a chance and “go for it” even if you have to step out of your comfort zone.  You just have to BEGIN.

(Ed Note:  Paula, thank you for your leadership, creativity and generosity with this one-of-a-kind project).

The Singer and the Song finds a Home!

From Gwen P.

What a way to BEGIN. my day.I am so excited and blessed to have been chosen to win this beautiful painting of David .A big THANK YOU to Paula for painting this, her project of love. The Singer and The Song project brought together two groups of her favorite people. All of those involved with and attending Camp ASCCA and an amazing group of Archies. I am beyond thrilled and feel so honored to be able to hang Paula’s painting in my home.I will cherish this. DAVID is coming to my house. YIPPEE!!!!!!

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Baskets of Hope Happy 4th Basket

A message from the amazingly energetic and generous Karin!  Look at yet another  festive basket.  Some kids are gonna be overwhelmed this weekend!  Read on…….

Hi All….

So many fun things going off to the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta this weekend! Books, CD’s, DVD’s, toys, Play Doh, plenty of Chords of Strength and ArchuBears galore! Thanks to everyone that continues to support Baskets of Hope! Your generosity is overwhelming! This is our 18th basket… Wow how time flies! Happy 4th of July everyone!

Love & Hugs!  Karin (@zerogravity1)

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Keep Calm and Wait for David

I love this shirt created by Anne!  Take a look at her tumblr account (http://iheartarchie.tumblr.com) to see more and look at her T Shirt Give Away page!  Anne, you are so creative, and generous!  Tx for sending this in @suttygal

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I’ll Never Go MV announcement Buzz continues!

Yesterday I posted a bunch of links to sites showcasing the I’ll Never Go video.  Here are a few more today!

David is front and centre on J14:

…and a few more!


And while we are talking about ING….

Go over and vote!!!!  Type in: I’ll Never Go – David Archuleta.  Let’s move it up quickly!!

And while we are talking promoting….

I just had to share a great comment on the J14 site.  One of the unifying qualities of David Archuleta fans is the inate ability to promote David and his work positively whenever the opportunity presents itself!  If there is a new article or blog with an opportunity to comment, more often than not, I see a familiar violet avi from great fan @violet4ever, who always provides an accurate and thorough update to the reader on whatever the David-related subject is.  My hats off to you Violet, and to everyone else who takes a few extra minutes to promo our guy.

We’ll post other examples of where we catch fans promoting David.  Its a defining feature of this fanbase!!!  More to come!

Here’s Violet’s comment on J14:

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So?  Are you ready?

From @sandritangel,  causeitsagoodplace tumblr account   Love this snippet from the Forevermore MV!

Wonder if we will get a morsel before August 7th?  Could be.  Take a look at this quote form Kari yesterday:

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Liking what we see…. #1 and #6!

As found by @pixie4chic.  David’s singles (Forevermore and Rainbow) selling well at MyMusicStore!

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Fix Sight Seeing!

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Because you can never get enough of #DA2104

Hey..what’s Lorma wearing on the Asia leg of her road trip?  Gotta admit that grey V-neck is a great style!  You are rawking the hashtag Lorms!

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So, what’s your number?

Sam (@SamLouiseG, ohnopurple on tumblr) posted an intriguing question.  Take her little ODD test…which number can you most relate to???

West Coast Fan Road Trip … Continued!

NancyFOD continues the story from yesterday!

It was so much fun spending time with Shelley and Sammie.  We made our own David music time listening to his CD’s in the car non-stop and watching David videos at my house.  San Diego had beautiful weather for their visit and it was fun watching them enjoy the beaches, sunsets and palm trees.

At Knott’s Berry Farm we each got “I Love David” bracelets.


The highlight of being in Hollywood was seeing Sunny and listening to her David stories.  We had to go back and have lunch at the same table where David ate and take pictures at the soda fountain booth where he took his picture.

It was so much fun walking around Hollywood looking at the hand and footprints; going into the stores; and seeing the Hollywood sign . 

  At Venice beach Veronica went swimming for quite a while and we enjoyed taking pictures of the ocean and sunset.  Of course we had to make it a David event by drawing #DA2014 in the sand. 

We thought this was so funny at the hotel that the elevator button went sideways instead of down.  “Elevator goes up.  Elevator goes sideways.”

 We brought Shelley’s “Little David” with us and took a picture of him at Venice beach.

On the way home we stopped at the Cheesecake Factory in Huntington Beach for dinner and heard 

them playing The Other  Side of Down!  I never hear David music on the radio or in stores so it was so amazing to hear it just as we sat down. I had such a great time and can’t wait to see  them again soon.  Being with David fan friends is the best!

Nancy, Shelley, Sammie and Veronica




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That outstretched hand!

A few images of that outstretched hand, and a Touch My Hand vid to close off today.

Credit: Muldur


David Archuleta Sacramento, July 2009. Fans of David media library


Z100 Jingle Ball Concert

Here’s a great Touch My Hand performance with an insane amount of screaming.  AS IT SHOULD BE!!!

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Enjoy your Wednesday, everyone.


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358 Responses to David Archuleta: Reaching Out on a Wednesday! More buzz on I’ll Never Go MV! The generosity of the Archies ~ Singer and the Song, Baskets of Hope, T shirt giveaway, #1 and #6 Top Songs, BEGIN. anticipation! Fans write in! Fix Sighting! ODD quiz, Western Road Trip Wrap up!

  1. Really a lurker says:

    Thank you so much Pastel for the great post!

    Good morning, everyone!

    Found this new story by Perez-Hilton–he has his info all wrong!!


  2. Really a lurker says:

    Lot of buzz about the Perez-Hilton article on twitter, he does compliment David but he is not in Manila, filming a TV series, while he is a missionary!!
    The title draws people to read the article.

  3. kimk says:

    Really a lurker title cracked me up.. in general he has been nice to David lately and glad to see all the buzz with the video.

    now all we need is to get the views up!!

    I’ll Never Go is
    over 40,000 now.. do I hear 50,000!!!?? 😀


  4. kimk says:

    Pastel thank you.. you have no idea how much I love that top pic. hugs.

  5. kimk says:


    4 hours til the next countdown to get I’ll Never Go above #10 on MYX! 😀


  6. VaBeachArchie says:

    Good morning Really a Lurker, kimk and all Archies! Pastel what a jam packed post! THANKS! The lead off pic got me all teary eyed…..David on stage and with his fans…can’t wait to see that again! *sigh*

    THANKS iheartarchie, NcollettePaul, sandritangel, Lorma, Sam, Nancy and Karin…you guys are amazing!

    Congrats to Gwen P for winning the potrait of David and PaulaFOD for her AMAZING PROJECT!

  7. ATX #DA2014 says:

    Pastel and all the mods – THANK You!!! You guys are amazing! You always make my day with all the pictures and quotes. Have a great ODD day everyone.

  8. sarahhazel says:

    Happy 91st day and I’m already looking forward to the 100th day…haha!
    Thanks for the super awesomeage post, Pastel! That top pic from the Indonesia concert is gorgeous….aaahh, memories of the wind-blowing machine! 😉
    More buzz for ING and that’s good!
    What a humongous basket from super go-getter Karin! She’s something else!
    The trademark outstretched hands….no one does it bettah than the Archuleta!

  9. sarahhazel says:

    Woot! Can’t wait for snippets of the BEGIN. songs!…hopefully soon!

    MyMusicStore sells Rainbow as a single?….so a MV coming out too???

    Woah! got the same kind of bracelet for my daughter last month at Pentagon City….should’ve bought a “David” one too…..next time….

  10. sarahhazel says:

    I have all of Sam’s ODD symptoms….and much much more. 😉

  11. kimk says:

    sarahhazel sure hope so.. Rainbow and David dancing!!!!??? yes!!!

  12. angelbymyside says:

    Good morning 🙂

    Wonderful post Pastel 🙂

    The top pic of David is fabulous! One of my faves!

    I love to see all the buzz for ING….hope we get this and lots more for BEGIN. However, the piece from Perez bugs me. I know buzz is buzz and brings attention to David, but I have always hated lazy journalism (not that Perez is a journalist mind you). If he is going to write stories and post them…maybe he could spend a few minutes fact-checking, just saying! 🙁

    Excited to be able to order an 8 by 10 photo of Paula’s wonderful painting of David. 😀

  13. sarahhazel says:

    kimk–sure hope so…..perfect for a more upbeat song!

  14. angelbymyside says:

    kimk ~ 40,000 views on ING is impressive considering it was only released on Sunday! 🙂

  15. sarahhazel says:

    Don’t forget to play Forevermore too….let’s get this one to 1 million views!

  16. kimk says:

    angel not sure about that being impressive I think all his other official vids got more at this time but will take it. will take anything we can get! as for Perez.. if it helps with the buzz of keeping his name out there and the view count goes up on the vid don’t care. in general he is just mixed up not mean like in the past.

  17. kimk says:

    sarahhazel first off that was my fav and it looks good as it is one of those songs that you can sing karaoke too!!

    does anybody know where that Rainbow gif is.. can’t find it!
    so cute.. David is dancing!

    lol love her gifs!!

  18. kimk says:


    Civic Duty ‏@CivicDutyPh
    Check out David Archuleta @DavidArchie wearing Civic Duty’s Sensation in Navy Blue!

  19. kimk says:


    D.A Vietnam ‏@Huong_DAVN
    @DavidArchie I love you for this is all I know:

  20. Ali says:

    The vid of I’ll Never Go that was posted on Perez’s site has almost 1,000 views already! I wish he posted YTs instead of uploading to his own version of the vid though 😐 But that’s how Perez does pretty much all of his videos.

  21. sarahhazel says:

    abms–about 10,000 views a day is definitely not bad at all!

  22. Ali says:

    kimk – I’ll have to see if I saved the Rainbow gif. The actual video part was included in this super cute fanvid though http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTHEo5CEr-A
    Love that!

  23. sarahhazel says:

    LOL….I like those jealous Josh gifs….the eyes have it….and my fave line…”so you have a suitor, and he’s here?”…..gah! he acted so good on that scene!

  24. sarahhazel says:

    Ali–I love that Good feeling video…David + dancing = happiness overload!

  25. sarahhazel says:

    Wow, wonder if he got paid for wearing those cute Civic Duty shoes?

  26. Ali says:

    Ohhh wait just checked again and that vid on Perez is at 1035 views now. It was at 960-ish when I checked about 30min ago. I’m just glad people are hearing about what David is doing =-) =-)

  27. Ali says:

    sarahhazel – yes!! saw someone tweet that good feeling vid the other day and been watching it on repeat every since! love that song and love that dude ;p

  28. angelbymyside says:

    kimk ~ yep Perez is definitely mixed up…..that’s because he doesn’t check facts! #sloppyreporting

  29. frio says:

    I’ve seen this a few weeks ago, dunno if anyone’s posted it?

    Video compilation of director’s projects in 2012, including Rainbow:

    PAOLO BERNALDO DEMO REEL 2012 (Rainbow snippet @ 1:04)

  30. frio says:

    wonder if there really is gonna be a Rainbow MV…would be a chipper change 🙂
    G’night from here.

  31. angelbymyside says:

    frio ~ WOW!! thanks for posting that demo reel!

  32. Really a Lurker says:

    This person read Perez’s article:

    Cara ‏@caraphrased
    @holls4ever David Archuleta is a 21-year-old Mormon missionary, currently filming a mini-series in Manil

    But true, Perez seems to like David and alot of people read his blog. They see the vid and maybe buy his music.

  33. kimk says:

    FRIO OMJOSH!!!!!!



    lol thank you!!

  34. Really a Lurker says:

    I’ll Never Go vid views on Perez now 1236

  35. Good morning. Great post as usual Pastel, thank you. Sarahhazel, Sam, Ali, thank you for your tumblers,gifs and vids. Also to everyone who contributed to the front page post. I love that Good feeling video, not only does David look cute dancing, dang he sure looks handsome in blue. I hope we do have a rainbow MV, in the future. It would make my day if we can move ING up on MYX. I have to leave for a couple of hours , but will BBL.

  36. kimk says:

    asked the other day if the same producer of Forevermore was the same for I’ll Never Go? it seemed different.
    in that Demo reel there is only Forevermore and the one where David is dancing!

    love that little clip….. David looks SO HAPPY!! 😀

  37. angelbymyside says:

    Unfortunate that Perez is telling the world that David is currently a Mormon Missionary filming a mini-series in Manilla!!! 🙁 🙁 🙁

  38. kimk says:

    oh my heck he is so cute in that video!!

  39. Really a Lurker says:

    Now we know where to get the blue tennis shoes:


  40. kimk says:


    you can vote for I’ll Never Go here too!! 😀

  41. kimk says:

    David has 1,137,307 followers!

    LOL!! I can’t get over how happy and hoppy he was in that video!!

  42. kimk says:

    Really a lurker I love those shoes.. they kind of stick out in the I’ll Never Go vid.
    lol that and his stubble for me.

  43. Really a Lurker says:

    That Civic Duty pic shown in the tweet is an angle not in the video.

    For those who liked the shoes:


  44. Really a Lurker says:

    kimk – they are cute, has he ever worn high tops before? Gift idea!!!!

  45. kimk says:


    omgosh so handsome!!

  46. kimk says:

    Really a lurker hmm he wore boots but high top sneaks not sure as I remember that he did?

  47. Grace says:

    Morning FOD!!
    Thanks Pastel for your jam packed Wednesday’s post! The lead pic is amazing with all hands together. I heard about 35000 people came to the concert in Indonesia? Hope he goes back to Asia countries for concerts. When he actually tours, it is the best promotion for his music.
    Karin’s consistent dedication amazes me!!
    Can’t wait for a sneak peek!!
    Afraid to click Perez’s blog because their regular commenters are mostly nasty. But seriously, “David Archuleta Invites Us Into His Bedroom”??? lol. cracks me up!

  48. Really a Lurker says:

    Grace – so far only one bad comment on the vid on Perez (the day is young), the rest are fine. Now has 1,413 views.

  49. Ali says:

    abms – pretty much every comment to that perez article is correcting him on that lol. also the comments are all mostly all good. very surprising considering the type of comment you normally see there. yay for david 🙂

  50. kimk says:

    Ali omgosh I did not see that fan video either.. thank you!!

    lol woo hoo it is a fine day in Archuville!!!

  51. Ali says:

    kimk – If you liked that Rainbow clip from the demo reel, did you see the fanvid I linked earlier? They took that clip and put it in with some other dancing clips. Really cute video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTHEo5CEr-A

  52. Ali says:

    LOL! kimk! We’re on the same wavelength. Didn’t see your comment til after I posted mine. That’s ok. We’ll just watch that video over and over.

  53. glitter*girl says:

    good morning ya’ll 🙂 looks like it will be an interesting day thanks to perez, lol! i do not think david is fully aware of how sexy he is to women AND men of ALL ages 🙂

  54. Grannycrush says:

    The picture at the top looks like it was posed, but it wasn’t. It is a pretty amazing shot….all those hands and cell phones. David is so photogenic.

    Thanks Pastel and all the staff for keeping this site a wonderful place to come for info past and present about David. It is the first place I come every day. David has a wonderful fan base. It is evident that each and every person who posts here has David’s best interest at heart. We might not always agree, but there is great respect for David and each other.

    It is great to see all of the buzz about David out there. Whether they get all the facts right or not, it still gets his name and music out there. I really believe that this next album is going to be the best yet. Iconic songs and David’s beautiful voice just has to be a win situation.

  55. sarahhazel says:

    Didn’t read the Perez article since I’ve never liked his site…but it’s kinda good that he featured David even with those inaccurate facts….(which I’m sure will be deluged with fans correcting them.)

  56. kimk says:

    Ali lol like partners in crime err fandom.. love this all even the ups n downs.
    may be cause I am not alone.. so many all in the same boat!

  57. sarahhazel says:

    Don’t forget to vote!!!

  58. angelbymyside says:

    I personally don’t visit Perez site but glad to hear fans are correcting him about his inaccuracies…but I doubt he is reading the comments to notice.

  59. sarahhazel says:

    Really a lurker–me too…and the Slap, the Handstand, the Tricycle/pedicab, the Break-up, the After-Basketball confrontation, the Water Pail, the Doorway/Archustare, the Rescue/Fight, the Bus, the Reconciliation (Watch), the Serenade, the Strongest Man In the World, the Mistaken Thief…..I’m sure I’ve forgotten a few more….haha!

  60. glitter*girl says:

    want to share something i read recently on a christian website and hope this doesn’t offend anyone. i apologize in advance if it does. i’ve been a christian all my life and never before heard a description of Jesus like this but these Bible scholars described Jesus as being beautiful, kind , and loving, with flawless smooth skin, mesmerizing sparkling eyes, lustrous shining hair, and a gentle soothing voice. his followers longed to be in his presence just to stare at him and listen to him and when he would leave they would cry because they so missed just being in his presence. and of course who did this remind me of? david.

  61. kimk says:

    glitter girl oh boy doesn’t bother me.. lol you are a pip!
    yes it does and I don’t know maybe it is ok to say that out loud now seeing as he is away trying to be like him. first time I saw him live or even before thought that.

  62. duharchie says:

    Hey everybody!
    Coming out of lurker zone to ask a question. Where did the bracelets that the fans are wearing in the picture from the Kansas City recap yesterday come from?

  63. glitter*girl says:

    thanks kim 🙂

  64. bychance says:

    Good morning FOD!….oh, yea, it’s still morning!
    Just have to comment today because it has now been 6 months since I was struck by Archulightning!…… some days still shaking my head over it all! In that time I have experienced most all of the symptoms of ODD! I have been inspired by the person David is, by his voice and talent, his music, and by his FANS. I find it so remarkable that there are people all over the world who have been equally touched by this one person. How many lives he has influenced!!!!! I just find that so awe-inspiring!!

    And the things I find myself doing!!!!!!…….gifting cds and books, voting on websites, watching videos (some of my favorites are the fan vids!), laughing while following your comments, commenting on fansites,….REALLY???….ME????

    Celebrating the ‘anniversary’ listening all day to his music and making chips and guacamole! Have a great day everyone!

  65. Candy says:

    ELDERS ARE IN THE HOUSE ! Well, the Ronald McDonald House of South Jersey that is! Just found out that they come every Wednesday and clean, fold laundry, whatever is needed! Yay, and here I didn’t think there was a Mormon within 200 miles of my house! lLarn something everday!!

  66. Grace says:

    Love that Civic Duty shoes!!
    David loves shoes and really should have a shoe endorsement when he returns.

    Yesterday, iCarly with David, iRock the Vote, was on TV and the twitter was flooded with comments like how cute he was or inquiring his whereabouts. (One girl tweeted he’s the worst actor (Beav fan), so I sent Nandito Ako episode #17, my favorite, and asked if she’d still think he’s the worst. So far, no response. Don’t mess with Archuleta. haha.). I actually watched the rerun of the episode. He was so cute. Missed him tons.

  67. Candy says:


  68. bychance says:

    Oh, and I should also add to the list of things I find myself doing…..praying for David, and for his fans who had such a hard time with ING. and letting him go. (It has to be harder for those of you who have had him in your lives for four years.) Yes, actually praying for people I don’t even know! Remarkable the things David makes me do. It all feels right and good!!!

  69. Really a Lurker says:

    bychance – chips and guacamole, you’re making me hungry!!

  70. breanne says:

    Great post Pastel!!!! That picture at the top is AMAZING! Love that color shirt on him!!

    Keep voting for I’ll Never Go on MYX:

    Forevermore (#2), I’ll Never Go (lst week on the chart & at #21) & Nandito Ako (#30)
    are all on Chart Central. Vote 1 song hourly:

  71. Happy Javid Wednesday Day and HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JENNY!!!

    I can’t tell you how great it is to come here everyday check out the Front Page and read all your comments…it’s like the fresh cream rising in the bottle of milk for me 🙂
    It’s the balm I need when I hear about all the tragedy in the world. Lot’s can be learned from the SOUL SINGER FROM UTAH AND HIS FANS!!! The spunk and energy from this site is infectious… LOVE YOU ALL!!!!

  72. sarahhazel says:

    glitter*girl–no apologies needed! 🙂

    kimk–could’ve choked on my sandwich if not for the WARNING for that pic….LOL

  73. breanne says:

    I’ll Never Go mv:

    Forevermore mv (let’s get it to 1 million views):

  74. sarahhazel says:

    SOMEBODY HELP duharchie on the bracelet question, please. Thanks.

  75. sarahhazel says:

    bychance–woohoo! happy 6th month Archuversary! wishin ya many more months and years of fangirling!

  76. Heidijoy says:

    duharchie The bracelets were sent as part of a project started by Sandybeaches
    Her contact info is posted on the right side of the page on TheVoice/DavidArchuleta

    Her contact info is listed as thevoicechat@yahoo.ca

    FOD frontpage helped also.

  77. Ali, great video…there’s a glimpse of David wearing a blue v-neck and dark jacket that reminds me soooo much of Paul McCartney. It’s uncanny!!!

  78. sarahhazel says:

    Grace–that’s nice they aired that iCarly episode again….who knows might help get the curiosity on David going again!

  79. sarahhazel says:

    Thanks, Heidijoy!

  80. Heidijoy says:


  81. kimk says:

    woo hoo I’ll Never Go made it to #8 on MYX’s Top 10!!!!!!!!

    Archies R Forevermore!!!!!!!

  82. kimk says:

    Candy love that.. hmm David was there no before? thanks!!

  83. sarahhazel says:

    Yay!!! We’re climbing the chart! Go Archuarmy!!!

  84. duharchie says:

    Thank you for answering my question Heidijoy! The bracelets look awesome would love to have one if there is any left!

  85. Candy says:

    Love seeing all the different DAVID bracelets!! I have one from Sandy Beaches and one from a dear friend who I finally got to meet and spend time with in Stroudsburg. There really IS something so special, so unique about this fanbase. It goes deeper then admiring an artists music; there is a mutual respect, understand, caring that comes from understanding and loving the man himself.

  86. angelbymyside says:

    Candy ~ The Elders are everywhere 🙂 . They have a mission here in Philadelphia which also serves South Jersey and Delaware. Love that they volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House!!!

  87. Gwen says:

    Thank you Pastel for posting my thank you to Paula. Love Love Love this site. You all are amazing and I appreciate all you do. Todays lead picture says it all. David reaching out.FOD is making the wait so much easier for us. Keep up the great work. 🙂

  88. angelbymyside says:

    These are the new Bench billboards featuring Miley Cyrus’ fiance. Don’t you think we need ones like this for David in 2014??? 😉


  89. angelbymyside says:

    ‏ROFL 😆


    NEW on SAz: @DavidArchie ING music video script leaks (not really) http://wp.me/pCSmC-2AB

  90. Someone on the last comment page asked if there was anybody who had a extra Forevermore cd that we could donate to someone who can’t afford one. Does anyone know who it was that asked?. I have a extra one that i will gladly donate.

  91. bychance says:

    sarahhazel….thanks!…..many more months and years sounds great to me!

    really a lurker……wish I could share some with you!!

  92. Heidijoy says:

    duharchie Your welcome. Send your request directly to the email I posted.

  93. Grace–I agree with you, David should do a shoe Endorcement. He loves shoes. I always see him with different shoes. Hardly ever with the same shoes. But i also agree, i love those shoes he is wearing in ING video. Wonder where he puts all his shoes at home. Hurrah!! #8 on MYX top 10, i knew the ARCHIES would come through. I miss you David and your rambling, would give anything to hear you ramble one more time.

  94. Penny (dangitdavid) says:

    I also have a couple of extra Forveremore cds that I would love to donate to anyone that would like one and can’t afford it!! Feel free to let me know and I can send them along 🙂

  95. kimk says:

    angel lol yeah but I don’t think so.. those BB’s are sexy!
    oh my it is better in the Phipines!

  96. kimk says:

    angel lol snowangelzz is hysterical!!!!

  97. angelbymyside says:



    Walmart now has BEGIN. listed for pre-order!! Stay tuned. Also available at http://DeseretBookStore.com

  98. sarahhazel says:

    Bwahahahaha! Love the snowangelz post!!!

  99. sarahhazel says:

    Walmart??? Squeeeeeeeee!!!!

  100. sarahhazel says:

    bychance–you’re welcome!…enjoy the ride!!!

  101. angelbymyside says:

    WALMART.com pre-order page. Photo not available?? lol


  102. sarahhazel says:

    Somebody send Walmart that gorgeous album cover pic! LOL

  103. sarahhazel says:

    Random: the Jack and (Brooke) White songs are fabulous…Think I’m buying their EP’s. Easy-listening, smooth, 70’s kinda folk/pop vibe….love it! So glad Brooke keeps on making music her way. Perfect!

  104. kimk says:


    #8!!! BABY!!! WOO HOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  105. sarahhazel says:


  106. Virtue says:

    Hi, peeps! Here’s a suggestion. Along with correcting errors, let’s add some fan girly comments to posts on those sites that are mentioning David’s new songs and MVs. We can create a positive hype that many will want to follow and open the door for more buzz.

    Violet rules! Thanks.

  107. kimk says:

    Virtue lol like here? 😉
    I don’t mind any errors per se so don’t usually comment as such but I do go fangirl a ton!
    where is it that you need a comment?

  108. kimk says:

    Virtue not sure if I’ll Never Go is the best to reflect David and his music? maybe his mission with the context of the video but I think Forevermore might be better and from the looks of it maybe Rainbow? (I think Rainbow is more current and up to date in music style) also it is
    not the kind of vid to squee or get excited over or at least the way I see it. kind of sad.
    hope there is a single for BEGIN and a video to go along with BEGIN as I think those types of songs (his choices for covers) are more what the US is into?

  109. cq#DA2014 says:

    Thank you Pastel for the fabulouso Wednesday post.
    So glad that ING video is getting so much buzz and that BEGIN. is mentioned. Now all we need is a single from BEGIN. and lots of crazy good buzz about BEGIN.

  110. kimk says:


    Gray ‏@GrayAAA
    Hi @kariontour So @DavidArchie really didn’t go anywhere far away. Just packed the shirt & off to the photoshoot right?


    6m Kari Sellards ‏@kariontour
    @GrayAAA @DavidArchie your right! 🙂

  111. kimk says:

    djafan#DA2014 ‏@djafanTheVoice
    @kariontour Walmart says pic not available for David Archuleta BEGIN. Plz help them get ONE! @davidarchie 🙂 walmart.com/search/search-…

    26m Kari Sellards ‏@kariontour
    @djafanTheVoice @davidarchie thanks for letting us know. will work on it!

    Kari Sellards ‏@kariontour
    @KaleiLuvsHawaii they are working on that. We hope they will pick it up.

    Kari Sellards ‏@kariontour
    @KaleiLuvsHawaii they are working on that. We hope they will pick it up.

  112. Anita says:

    Thank you Pastel for this wonderful post! I’m loving the list of ODD symptoms! Another symptom of ODD that I have is talking so much about David with my family. I actually try not to talk about him so much because I get picked on, but the temptation is so great at times! The video from yesterday’s post of Guillermo with David always had me in stitches!! Also, David looked so shy and kind of awkward back in those days. I just reminds me again about how much that amazing man has grown!

    ABMS-Thanks for letting us all know that Walmart has BEGIN available for pre=order!! This is great news! I’m hoping it will be in the stores as well, and not just on-line.

  113. kimk says:

    oops sorry..

    Kalei ‏@KaleiLuvsHawaii
    @kariontour will BEGIN. be available on iTunes?

  114. kimk says:

    Q102 Philly ‏@Q102Philly
    Go inside @DavidArchie’s bedroom!



  115. ksf (a.k.a. RIP Senseless...we'll never forget) says:

    Good afternoon everyone! What a day…and it’s still not over, lol!

    Anyway, it’s time for chapter 22 of Javid. Enjoy! 🙂

    Next chapter on Friday.

    David and Jasmine were almost speechless as the plane rose higher and higher in the evening sky. As they looked around them they could see absolutely breathtaking views of the sandy beach, the endless ocean, and the mountains. It was spectacular.

    “This is just amazing,” said Jasmine, stunned at what they were seeing.

    “Wow…” said David, equally as mesmerized by the view.

    As the plane approached the target altitude, their instructors, who would assist them with the jump, gave them final instructions and pointers to make sure they were prepared.

    “Well, this is it. Are you ready?” asked Jasmine, gazing at David.

    “As ready as I’ll ever be,” David replied. “Are you?”

    “Definitely…I’m so glad that we’re sharing this together,” she said.

    “So am I,” said David, smiling. “Any last words?”

    Jasmine laughed. “Just this…” she said, leaning over and kissing him.

    “That’s exactly what I was going to say,” he said, grinning.

    “Alright, it’s about that time,” said Neal, one of their instructors.

    David felt his heart pounding with both nervousness and excitement. There’s no turning back now, he thought, preparing himself for the jump. Slowly, they began to move closer to the exit as the cargo door opened…
    “Oh, my goodness! Wow!!” yelled Jasmine as they landed on the beach.

    “What an amazing rush! I can’t believe we just did that!” David exclaimed.

    The sky dive had been an exhilarating experience for both of them. The view, the feeling of almost flying and free falling through the air…it was mind blowing.

    Since they’d done a tandem jump their instructors had performed the jump with them. Now, they handed their gear over to them.

    “Thanks so much, guys,” said David.

    “Yes, thank you. It was amazing,” said Jasmine, grinning.

    “You’re welcome. You guys did great,” said Neal. “Will we see you again?”

    “Uh, I don’t know about that,” said David, laughing, “but it was awesome.”

    Neal smiled. “Alright guys. Take care,” he said.

    “Thanks again,” said David.

    As Neal turned to walk back to the skydive hangar, Jasmine smiled at David. “So, it was awesome, huh? I told you,” she teased, hugging him.

    “Yeah, you did,” said David, laughing. “By the way, you forgot something.”

    “What?” she asked confused.

    “Oh! I forgot to take off the goggles!” she said, laughing as he tapped them with his finger.

    “That’s okay. I’ll go return them… and then I thought maybe we could hang out here for a while. It’s such a beautiful evening,” he said.

    “That sounds great,” she said, taking off the goggles and handing them to him.

    “Okay. I’ll be right back,” said David, heading back to the hangar.

    What a wonderful day it’s been, Jasmine thought as she looked out at the ocean. The sky dive had been incredible and she was so glad that David had changed his mind about it. Now she was looking forward to spending the evening together, which they hadn’t been able to do for a while now because of their schedules. She felt so blessed to have him in her life again and to be more in love with him than ever before. Thank you, God, she prayed silently.

    She was so lost in her thoughts that she didn’t hear David approaching. She’d worn her hair in a ponytail for the sky dive and now, taking the rubber band out of her hair, she bent forward to untangle it. I’m glad I pulled my hair back, she thought to herself. Otherwise, it would have really been a mess.

    “Even after jumping out of a plane at 12,000 feet you’re still the most beautiful girl I’ve ever seen,” said David.

    Surprised that she hadn’t heard him return, Jasmine looked up at him. “Ah…sweetie,” she said softly, smiling at him. “Thank you.”

    “It’s true,” he continued, gazing at her more seriously now. “That wonderful smile that lights up a room, that contagious laugh that I love so much, and those beautiful eyes that I could get lost in forever…looking at you takes my breath away.”

    Jasmine was taken aback. There was something in his voice, something about the way he was looking at her…it was almost like that night at the beach. She suddenly felt butterflies in her stomach.

    “And yet there’s so much more that I love about you, Jasmine” he said, coming closer and taking her hand. “I love your fearlessness, your love for life, your love for God. I love your passion and your ambition. You move me, challenge me, inspire me… I love everything about you.”

    “The time that we were apart were some of the worst days of my life…I felt like I was drowning without you. You had wanted to take the next step, but I was afraid. Yet almost losing you made me realize how much you mean to me and how much I need you, how much I’ll always need you. Since then you’ve shown me that true love means not being afraid to give your heart completely, that it’s about taking chances. I wasn’t ready then, but I’m so ready now.”

    Jasmine felt her eyes well up with tears. She opened her mouth to speak but found that nothing came out.

    Suddenly, he knelt down on one knee. Then looking up at her with tears in his own eyes, he said, “You are my heart. You are the love of my life, my soul mate. I am desperately in love with you and if you’ll let me, I want to spend the rest of my life making you as happy as you’ve made me.” Then, pausing, he asked: “Jasmine, will you do me the honor of being my wife? Will you marry me?”

    Jasmine felt her mind spinning. Was this real? Was it really happening? She felt so overwhelmed with emotion that she could barely utter what her heart was screaming.

    “Yes,” she managed to whisper through her tears. “Yes!”

    David quickly rose to his feet and took her in his arms. “I love you so much. You’ve made me so happy!” Jasmine said tearfully, as they embraced.

    For a few moments neither of them spoke as it was impossible to articulate all that they were feeling. Then, wiping away her tears, David kissed Jasmine tenderly. “I am the luckiest man alive,” he said, pulling back to look into her eyes.

    Then suddenly, smiling softly, he said, “Oh, I guess I forgot something kind of important.” Stepping back, he reached into his pocket and took out a ring case.

    “David…it’s stunning,” said Jasmine, in awe, as she looked at the elegant diamond ring. It was absolutely beautiful.

    With his hands trembling, David slipped the ring on her finger. “It’s perfect,” said Jasmine, smiling, as he kissed her hand. “You’re perfect.”

    Putting her hand to his cheek, Jasmine gazed into his eyes. “I can’t find the words to say how much I love you…I can’t…” she said, her voice breaking. “But there’s nothing I want more than to spend my life showing you.”

    “You’ve already shown me,” said David, overwhelmed with love and gratitude. “I’m so thankful that I get to spend forever with you.”

    “So am I,” said Jasmine, kissing him softly. And holding her close, David returned her kiss passionately as the sun began to set in the evening sky.
    the ring 😉 http://instagr.am/p/MZH0VTPTai/

  116. ksf (a.k.a. RIP Senseless...we'll never forget) says:

    BBL 🙂

  117. KIMK-What is that q102 inside David Archuletas bedroom. Is it suppose to be just a funny joke. Just wondering.

  118. kimk says:

    Linda that is a play off of what Perez said about I’ll Never Go cause it is filmed in David’s bedroom. just has I’ll Never Go.

    ksf lol I vote you for NA 2.0!!

  119. fsf, OMJ this installment came equipped with a prop!!! You are too much!!! You made me actually think back to my own engagement 🙂

  120. cq#DA2014 says:

    Linda, at this point any buzz is good, yes it might be a joke, but they posted a video.

    Just watched the TMH video Roxburg concert….sigh, can’t wait to see him back on stage again where he belongs. From what I understand, missionaries should not think about anything else other than their mission, but I hope they can have freedom to think about other things on their day off..if they can, I bet David must think about being on stage and how much he misses it….I just can’t imagine him not, just by how much joy he exudes when he is on stage.

  121. ksf (a.k.a. kilig 4 David) says:

    kimk – thanks! I’ll take it as long as I can work with D, lol!

    idamae – thanks! Glad you liked the prop, lol. When I saw it I just had to post it! 🙂

  122. Virtue says:

    Kim, I love it! David packed for the photo shoot. 🙂
    I don’t need a comment anywhere specifically, but thought it’d be good to add some where we see fit. The errors I’m talking about are the factual errors, so that people know what’s up with David. My thought is to promote whatever songs and videos we like as long as we have some hype. Music is one of those things where one song appeals to one person, but not another.

  123. kimk, is it me or does it seem that David is getting more buzz now than he had before he left on his mission 🙂 Perez Hilton took the cake with his miss statement about the mission thing…loved how the Archuposse swooped down and put him on track lol

  124. Virtue says:

    ksf, I’ve missed a few episodes; I’m glad I didn’t miss this one! The ring is so perfect. I enjoy the connections to David and his songs woven in your stories. It reminds me of the one Janel did.

  125. Virtue says:

    idamae, it seems that way to me.

  126. Virtue, it seems ironic doesn’t it??? I say what is meant to happen will happen…it’s in the cards, tea leaves , stars for him 🙂

  127. My tea leaves say it’s time for dinner…BBL 🙂

  128. Really a Lurker says:

    Idamae and Virtue – Funny you should mention that but I was thinking the same thing this morning, how there seems to be more buzz. Hope it continues!!

  129. Penny (dangitdavid) says:

    Ksf!!!! Whattttttttt…..you’re killing us :). My heart just melted!! I’m with kimk….NA 2.0 is yours 😉

  130. ksf (a.k.a. kilig 4 David) says:

    Virtue, thanks! Actually any song reference has been completely coincidental, lol! But, that’s great that it reminds you of Janel’s story…hers was awesome! Also, you can catch up on episodes you’ve missed on the blog…right now it stops at chapters 20 or 21 but I’ll be updating soon 🙂

    Penny, ahh, thanks! It’s about time he proposed, huh? Glad you enjoyed it 🙂

  131. kimk says:

    Virtue true on that.. guess for me Forevermore and Rainbow are more my style to fuss over and post comments on. fangirl at heart I suppose less of a heartstring kind of person. sure folks will comment on the video.

  132. kimk says:

    Kari Sellards ‏@kariontour
    @xarchieloverx not too sure there will be a single.

    aww maybe why they are pushing Forevermore songs?
    dang. oh well.

  133. kimk says:

    happy we have BEGIN while he is away.. do hope we get snippets though!!

  134. angelbymyside says:

    WHAT??? No single from BEGIN.??? Nooooooooooooo

  135. kimk says:

    angel my guess just release BEGIN like GCT? all together? got me. at least we get new music from David and get to hear the whole cd all at once!?

  136. kimk says:

    kari did say we might get a sneak peak though so happy.
    lol just not patient.

  137. cq#DA2014 says:

    Kimk, that tweet about “not sure there will be a single” just took the wind out of my sails. WHY….DANG!!!!!!

  138. Ali says:

    there’s really not much point to a single, imo. there’s no label to push it to radio here in the u.s. (not that it helped much even when he was with jive lol) and this album really isn’t going to be approached like david’s past pop albums.

    as kimk mentioned, i think it will be more like GCT, as i’ve thought from when the album was first announced. i hope that fans have adjusted their expectations for sales and promotion as such. david is without a professional label or promo team and this album really is aimed at giving something to the existing fanbase. if some new fans come about because of it, that’s awesome but i don’t think that was the impetus behind it.

    now, when david gets back from his mission it will be a different story. he needs to have a strong plan in place to advance his career at that point.

  139. jazzy says:

    I agree Ali. This CD was more to appease his existing fanbase. It would be very tough to have a single go anywhere without a label pushing it and also without David to promote it. When he comes back though, I hope it’s full steam ahead with a new album and lots of promotion behind it.

  140. angelbymyside says:

    I thought there was supposed to be “frequent national radio play” for BEGIN.? If there is no single to be released, what exactly will be getting frequent airplay?? hmmmm

  141. kimk says:

    all that no single means is we don’t get to hear the cd even one song til August.
    ok maybe snippets?
    lol just antsy in the pants so will have to make those snippets do until BEGIN comes out.

  142. kimk says:

    angel maybe they were talking over in the Philippines? lol got me. maybe that press rease thing was incorrect?
    they don’t play Davids music here in the states.

  143. jazzy says:

    Was that a press release thing? Or was that on the thing that Janel was shown by an employee of Deseret Books?

  144. Ali says:

    abms – i was really interested by that line in the initial promo material as well. not sure how accurate it was though. it also said something about videos having been shot before david left. and if they are looking for radio play…what type of stations? i don’t think top 40 stations would play it. maybe ac? hmm indeed. guess we’ll just have to wait and see if that really was a plan of action or just wishful thinking lol.

    my personal thoughts are that anything that comes out during this two year time frame is just bonus. i don’t think there were originally plans to even do an album before he left. probably he had in mind to record a few songs and maybe release them over time to the fans to keep them invested in his music. but (and here is where my supposition really comes into play lol) i think after recording forevermore he saw how much could get done in a short amount of time with cover songs. so they worked like crazy and got an entire album pulled together. but i still think of it more as a gift to the fans. obviously they want to break even on it but i bet the cost of making it was not huge. of course, these are just all my opinions.

  145. cq#DA2014 says:

    I know that everyone is right about a single, but I just want so much for David to hit it big now, that I get caught up with unrealistic golds. I guess I was wishing that David would get a hit song so that he would have main stream star status before he came home, that way, he would be able to fly with his career when he returned. BIG DREAMER HERE!!!! Oh well on to hoping that BEGIN. gets good reviews…..will still keep on dreaming. Not easy being a David Archuleta fan!!!!

  146. I’m kinda sad there won’t be a single. But we have made it this far, we will survive. Just leave it in Gods hands, he know what he has to do.

  147. Ali says:

    cq – not a thing in the world wrong with dreaming 🙂 if we never dream, how can our dreams ever come true?? <3

    i will offer this along with the dreams though…i wouldn't set my sights on many well-known music sources reviewing the album. its a small label release and a cover album to boot. you'll see reviews from the usual places that post david stuff but probably not much beyond that. obviously there will be customer reviews though. i'm pretty stinking excited to hear the album myself and give my own review!! 😉

  148. cq#DA2014 says:

    Ali, ok I get it…..bursted bubble, sigh.

  149. A Fan says:

    I think we have to be realistic regarding Begin cd coming out on 8/7/12. I truly believe this is part of what David wanted to leave for his fans until he returns and I also think that there will be more throughout his time away for his existing fanbase to enjoy. Since he cannnot promote this cd there really isn’t a need for single. I’m hoping as a fan that the music is heard by people either thru some promotion or thru twitter who are not in his fanbase and like it so much that they buy it and when he returns it will create buzz so that he can pick up where he left off . Those in the music business know that David has an beautiful voice but it is not going to easy for him when he returns he will need a great single written for him or possibly a duet with a Top 40 artist to get him back in the limelight. He has an amazing voice and has that IT factor going for him but he needs a lot of exposure in the USA to be relevant again upon his return. So as a fan I will buy whatever comes out and vote on any poll that has his name attached to it and wait for his return. JMHO.

  150. sarahhazel says:

    ksf–A proposal!!! Finally!!! The most romantic chapter ever!…and the ring-WOWZA! You did it again, girl! 🙂

  151. Ali says:

    awww, cq 🙁 **hugs**

    i wasn’t trying to be a downer. more like…managed expectations?? lol. i personally am super super super pumped to hear the album. i think the most important thing is what you personally get out of the music, no?

    and i think you can take those thoughts and dreams and hopes for david and look toward when he comes back. that’s when i think we’ll really see something on the career front. until then, i’m just gonna bask in the music.

    i hope i didn’t made you sad. i promise that wasn’t my intention. so much to look forward to!!

  152. sarahhazel says:

    Don’t wanna expect too much from BEGIN., esp. now that there’s no single coming out of it…Just wanna have that album in my hands and listen to those beautiful songs and that heavenly voice!

  153. kimk says:

    if David wanted to be famous or a huge success he could do things like what the beav and 1D does with their act, their music, all the crazy buzz and their team.. instead he is on a mission cut away from the world.
    think it is more the fans that want him to be famous.

  154. kimk says:

    my question is why do folks want a single?
    Broken is still his original.. same thing no?
    confused as to what the issue is except that is would probably be released early.
    lol that for me was my oh no!!

  155. Tracy says:

    Ali-I think you are right about who will be reveiwing the album. I really beleive David did these albums just for us fan that he has already. He wasn’t trying to pick up any knew fans really, if he does then great but come on with the beibs album coming out now too guess who’s gonna get all the attention, I will do all i can to get others to listen to this album but reality bites!

  156. Lilah says:

    You’re so right, Kim. I have to say that I am surprised that fans are still so intent on David reaching mainstream success when he obviously does not have that as a priority. The way I see it, David discovered what it means to be a mainstream artist with Jive, and decided that it was not for him period.

  157. A Fan says:

    Kimk…so agree with what you said @7:09.

  158. A Fan says:

    David could have had JB success if he wanted it. It was there for the taking coming off AI7 with Crush. But apparently he did want to go that route . JMHO.

  159. sarahhazel says:

    I think it is scary to be super famous….almost every move is scrutinized–where you go, how you dress, your weight; goodbye to privacy–family and lovelife always in the microscope, paparazzi everywhere hounding you; too many bodyguards around you; tabloid rumors, maybe stalkers out there trespassing or might hurt you, etc. etc. etc. I can’t imagine David being subjected to all of these.

  160. A Fan says:

    *did not want to go that route.

  161. Charlotte says:

    Hey all,
    ksf, amazing chapter. That proposal was soooooo kilig and perfect 🙂 LOVED it 🙂 And the ring is gorgeous. If a guy ever presented me with something like that…. :les sigh: ITA with the others. TV5 so needs to hire you for NA 2.0 🙂

    That stinks if there won’t be a single from BEGIN. Kinda thought that was the point of putting an original song on there, but whatev. I’m just happy to get new music period 🙂

    Is anyone else having issues with the chartcentral site? All I’m getting are error messages when I try to go vote. What gives?

  162. kimk says:

    Ali as soon as I saw his choices Beautiful stuck out as the one I wanted to hear the most.
    it will mean a lot to me to hear him sing that he is beautiful..
    like we all know he is.


  163. angelbymyside says:

    kimk ~ I was definitely looking forward to a single from BEGIN. whether it was Broken or one of the covers. With a single, people outside of the fanbase get to hear his amazing voice on radio and he gets that exposure as well.

  164. kimk says:

    lol just realized that Kelly has a ruby red microphone.

  165. kimk says:

    also think that all this promo or posts we are seeing is planned in a way to build up the buzz for David in his absence? because he can’t do any of it? so if we can try to spread the word at these sites best we can might be a good idea.

  166. kimk says:

    Christina’s Beautiful is so dang amazing.. lol David has big shoes to fill!


  167. sarahhazel says:

    kimk–Great cover by KC. Now imagine David singing that! (I will melt)….I just hope we’ll get to hear him sing those covers when he gets back to touring…cuz nothing is better than seeing and hearing him LIVE!

  168. Ali says:

    kimk – I’m excited to hear Beautiful as well!! I think the top 3 I’m looking forward to are Broken, Beautiful and Somewhere Only We Know. But really I can’t wait to hear all of them lol I’m a lost cause when it comes to David ;P

  169. sarahhazel says:

    kimk–no worries…pretty sure he will do justice to that song in his own inimitable Archuleta way.

  170. Elysian says:

    kimk- You are so right about Christina’s Beautiful, I think it is the most amazing song she has ever sung. However, she also sang Contigo en la Distancia, and I think David’s version is so much better. David certainly has the ability to match or exceed Christina’s version of beautiful. I can hardly wait!!! 🙂

  171. Hi sarahhazel, I think David got a taste of some of what you mentioned early on and a bit after and he knew what was important to him and that scenario just didn’t cut it. I think he wants to be in control and those at the top of the heap are not as in control as much as they think they are.

  172. kimk says:

    angel we can post all the songs on twitter.. sure there will be vids. and if they are good folks will talk about them and spread them around or talk about them if so.
    not sure what Kurt Bestor is able to do with the songs or will they even be in the genre that is popular with folks out there right now? is KB into current music?
    got me.. for David’s cd to do well it has to be good and what folks want.
    doing my best to promote and keep his name out there until he gets back home.. anything else would be icing on the cake.

  173. Elysian says:

    ksf- OH MY GOSH, the proposal episode was INCREDIBLE!!! It was so romantic and the dialog was so heartfelt and beautiful!!! I only hope that when the time comes for David to propose in real life, it is as touching and amazing as the proposal scene in Javid. SOOO KILIG!!

  174. kimk says:

    Elysian oh my yes.. the more I listen to her version I almost explode with excitement all the ooooh’s and ahhh’s.. it is so soulful. also think the person who sat in for Beautiful at Deseret said it was a ‘powerful arrangement’!!!? yikes!!

  175. I almost forgot…I’m throwing some confetti cuz it’s JENNY’S BIRTHDAY TODAY!!! I mentioned it earlier today but I guess you guys missed it 🙂

  176. kimk says:

    sarahhazel lol are you kidding.. if he lets go he will kill it and us! since there was an audience of sort even makes it better.. he usually goes to another place when folks are around.

  177. sarahhazel says:

    idamae–yes, I think having control is very important to him, both in his professional and personal life….plus he’s not the type of person to compromise his principles and values for fame and money.

  178. Elysian says:

    kimk- I know what you mean about exploding with excitement 🙂 David does soulful so well, and he hasn’t had the chance to record songs that show that side of him. His soulful voice combined with a “powerful arrangement” will be LETHAL!! I think that I should notify my next of kin to start making funeral arrangements now! LOL!

  179. sarahhazel says:

    Wha…It’s Jenny’s birthday???
    Hope you had a fantastic day today and thanks a million for all you do!!!

  180. kimk says:

    Jenny FOD’s birthday??????

    Happy Birthday JENNY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  181. Elysian says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY JENNY!!!! I hope all of your birthday wishes come true! 🙂

  182. kimk says:

    I’ll Never Go went from #10 to #8..
    the higher up the chart the more folks will see it!!

  183. Elysian says:

    I am loving all of the fan get togethers that have occurred or will be occurring in the near future. We fans are self-starters, we make our own fun!

    Kalei- I read in yesterday’s thread that you will will be attending the SoCAL get together this weekend. I am soooo excited for you and for all of us here at FOD because I know that your recap will be FANTASTIC!!! You are such an incredible writer that I know it will be something special! 🙂

  184. kimk says:

    sarahhazel how at the end it builds.. oh my. lol it is the first song on the cd.. might get stuck there for a LONG TIME!!!!!

  185. What did we all do in our lives to deserve David? Still working on that one.

  186. kimk says:

    by the way it is only 40 days til BEGIN’s release.
    Asia gets it 12 hours early.. we will hear the squees thru our computer!! 😀

  187. angelbymyside says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY to dear sweet JENNY!

  188. Elysian says:

    idamae- I know what you mean! Maybe all of the brownie points that we have accumulated over the course of our lives doing small acts of kindness allow us to recognize David’s genius, when other people (those with less brownie points) unfortunately don’t “get him” like we do. LOL! 🙂 Its the only explanation I can come up with as to why some people don’t see and hear what is so obvious to his fans.

  189. angelbymyside says:

    kimk ~ Since BEGIN. is a US release, wouldn’t it be released on iTunes here first (if indeed it will be released on ITunes)?

  190. sarahhazel says:

    kimk–I’m 100% sure I’m gonna like his version better than Christina’s…it’s gonna be subtle, not a lot of diva vocal acrobatics like she does….but very soulful….and you can feel every bit of his emotion…every lyric…every note…every nuance…every iff and run….it will sound fresh…like hearing it the first time….Happens every time he does a cover!

  191. sarahhazel says:

    idamae–I really love your question. Unfortunately, I don’t have an answer either. 🙂

  192. Candy says:

    If David really wanted to be famous he wouldn’t be in Chile! He would be here promoting his career! I would like to say that he really didn’t have to go…but in my heart I know that isn’t true.
    I’ll just be happy to get my hands on the BEGIN. cd, anything other then that will be a bonus! With no single, no promo, no tour, David 8,000 miles away, I will be happy to just hear him sing new music. 99.9% of the promo will fall on fans shoulders, and knowing this fanbase, every single fan will rise to the occasion and support the cd and David to the nth degree!!

  193. Elysian says:

    I think the amount of buzz that the ING video is receiving is miraculous! Every news outlet that has mentioned it knows that David is out of the country and won’t be back for two years, and they still find it newsworthy! I think this bodes well for the level of media interest when David returns and releases new music that he can promote. The curiosity over what his new music will sound like will probably be at a fever pitch, which will help re-ignite his career upon his return!! At least I hope so!! 🙂

  194. sarahhazel says:

    Maybe AP or PA will have a livestreamed listening party.

  195. Candy says:

    Happy Birthday Jenny! I hope you enjoyed your special day with some special “you” time!

  196. glitter*girl says:

    i said a long time ago that david should duet with christina! maybe when he comes back they could have a huge radio hit if someone writes an amazing song for them! i think christina and david are a perfect match vocally. so powerful and soulful. hope he’s still interested in being a music star when he comes homes or we’re all screwed. then what? 🙁

  197. kimk says:

    sarahhazel I love her diva-ness in that song and hope David lets loose with it. maybe not necessarily on the cd but perhaps live one day. for me it is him accepting he is powerful and yes beautiful too? like Little Drummer Boy I suppose? how in the beginning he was very soft with it and then let loose in the end? almost rockstarish? he might not but that is what I would love to see.

  198. kimk says:

    glitter girl I saw a tweet somewhere that a friend of a friend said yes David def wants to come back to do music. I don’t have it or know who posted it but I really don’t think kari or his team would be doing this all if he wasn’t?
    in the end he is music and he has to make a living.

  199. Candy says:

    Elysian-Im with you, actually I’m amazed at the media buzz for ING, with David ‘s career on hold, its way more then I expected. TBH, I really didnt have any expectations, so all of the buzz is icing on the my David cake!

  200. angelbymyside says:

    I’m confused as to why Asia would have the release of BEGIN. before the US???

  201. Elysian says:

    sarahhazel- I love your description of what you expect David’s cover of Beautiful to sound like! 🙂 I agree that David breathes fresh life and brings his own special magic to every cover he has ever sung. No one sings covers better than David!

  202. kimk says:

    not sure why folks are so verklempt?
    ok we won’t hear Broken early but it is only 40 days away.

  203. Candy says:

    ABMS- what?? why on earth would it be released there first? makes no sense…

  204. I agree, Elysian. I also know that there is something very special and down to earth about David. We relate to him. I could never relate to GaGa, Modonna, JB, ID, etc. they’re very 1 dementional to me. With David you’re just drawn right in to his persona, his music and you want to emulate him. I know if my mom was alive she’d definitely be a Fan with a capital F. He has something to offer for everyone…the young and the more mature 🙂

  205. sarahhazel says:

    Elysian–Hoping for that too but there should be something to keep his name out there in 2013….because a full year without new music or anything won’t be good.

  206. kimk says:

    barbsmsl ‏@barbsmsl
    Preorder BEGIN. at Walmart here:

    The sales will count on Mediabase, unlike the DB sales. I want BEGIN to show up here.

  207. angelbymyside says:

    Candy ~ I don’t know but Kim’s tweet at 8:01 seems to suggest that!

  208. kimk says:

    BEGIN is being released on August 7 all over I think I saw.. so 12 hours early there?
    not sure about hard copies being mailed and such though.

  209. Elysian says:

    Candy- You are so right! I didn’t even expect any cake, let alone all of this icing! LOL! 🙂 Being a David fan is the most rewarding experience ever!! We certainly picked a winner when we hitched our fan wagon to David. He is so good to us!!! 🙂

  210. kimk says:

    I saw Indonesia and think Malaysia and the Philippines? not sure.
    think TOSOD was too?

  211. Ali says:

    I think referring to Asia possibly having the album first has to do with time zones. Its Aug 7th in Asia about 12 hours before it is in the US. So if the album is on iTunes in Asia and is released at midnight on the 7th, then theoretically they could get a copy there before we could in the US. Gotta love time zones lol. Of course who knows how the actual release will happen.

  212. sarahhazel says:

    DB sales don’t count on Mediabase?….so we should order more from Walmart then.

  213. kimk says:

    could also be in Europe too?

  214. Ali says:

    lol once again I’m a slow typer. sorry didn’t mean to repeat what kimk just said.

  215. breanne says:

    Keep voting for I’ll Never Go on MYX. Let’s get it up further than #8:

    I’ll Never Go, Forevermore & Nandito Ako are all on Chart Central. Vote 1 song:

  216. kimk says:

    Ali waves hi! 😀

    I am ok whenever it is.. lol want to hear it as soon as I can!
    not a very patient fan.

  217. angelbymyside says:

    I thought if it was a US release it would appear here on iTunes first. Dang those time zones haha

  218. kimk says:

    David Archuleta ‏@DavidArchie
    “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.”

  219. Elysian says:

    idamae- I agree 🙂

    Well , I have to make dinner for the family. I hope to BBL!

  220. Candy says:

    Yay for BEGIN. being available in Wally-World!! Hoping for itunes too, heck and Kmart & Target! Im an equal opportunity shopper!

  221. Ali says:

    That chartcentral site hates me. Almost every time I go there I get an internal server error :\
    I keep trying anyway though lol

  222. Candy says:

    Pastel, didn’t get a chance earlier to thank you once again for another jam packed, fun post. Loved every morsel!

  223. kimk says:

    do find the way they shot the I’ll Never Go video very interesting. not the kind of thing you would think that would get folks to watch it a lot? has to be a message video.. only thing I can figure out.

  224. kimk says:

    Candy I bet Target too.. and Walmart is only 12.88!!!

  225. kimk says:

    then there is Amazon.. checked the two of them not yet.

  226. breanne says:

    Ali: the Chart Central link does that to me too!! I have to keep going back to it a few time before it works. Not sure why they haven’t fixed it!!

    I’ll Never Go mv: http://youtu.be/duC219F8dvo

    Forevermore mv: http://www.youtu.be/QYIwAwiKW-g

  227. Hi Candy, was in Barnes n Noble the other day and decided to ask the folks in the music dept about Begin. The guy was really nice. He looked high and low tracking it down on the future new releases but no go. He did say to check back in a wk but I rather doubt it.

  228. Candy says:

    Ohhh forgot Amazon!!! While Im beyond grateful to have the Forevermore cd from Astroplus, I am happy that I wont have to wait as long to have the BEGIN. cd in my hands!

  229. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Hey guys! 🙂 Hows everyone doing? 🙂
    Happy Happy Birthday Jenny! Hope you have tons of fun! 🙂
    Elysian – 8:11pm – interesting observation that sounds very plausible. I hope you’re right! 🙂

  230. Candy says:

    Hi Ida, between you and I we should be able to scoop out the whole state! And if we need any help, you know who we can count on! *wink*

  231. kimk says:

    in the end David might know what Deseret does in sales too so wouldn’t worry about it too much where you buy it?
    think DB releases it early so why I like them.
    also David might not care how well it sells either?
    just that the fans who want it can buy it.. or get it gifted?

  232. angelbymyside says:

    Yep hoping we get it a little early from Deseret 😀

  233. Candy says:

    Hey Shanny, was thinking about you last night was watching House Hunters International, they were in Whitsunday then Brisbaine. Beautiful country you live in. 🙂

  234. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Kim, I’m thinking there must be some requirement that when you release a song as a single, it needs to have a mv to go with it so it can be played on tv etc? Being low budget and limited time, perhaps they were just aiming to fulfill the requirements. Plus I think they knew the actual fans would be happy to just have a mv while he was gone.

  235. angelbymyside says:

    HI Shanny! 🙂

  236. glitter*girl says:

    yes i’m sure david does want to do music for many many years but how will he make a living doing it without a major label? and as for touring, we all know that’s very expensive and he probably won’t be able to afford it unless he’s backed by some rich music people/producers. i’m going to keep my expectations very low so that whatever he does do i’ll be happy.

  237. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Candy – oh the whitsundays are beautiful for sure! Never been there but we have family who moved near there about a year ago, so we will take a road trip at some stage and hopefully check it all out. 🙂

    Omgosh, we’ve watched very little tv for several years now but a few months ago our tv broke and we decided not to fix it/get a new one. There was one programme I did used to watch every Friday night. It was a British programme called Escape to the country and was probably similar to House Hunters…and I was thinking last night how much I REALLY miss watching that programme. Kinda a bit like ODD in a way lol. Argh…when will the withdrawal symptoms end?! lol (i think its because I would watch it as a kind of stress relief down time end of the week treat thing – so I probably developed a psychological connection of some sort. Hey…maybe that is why we’re all addicted to David – because through his emotional connections we have become kind of ‘addicted’ to the emotions and memories he has elicited in us…?)

  238. Candy says:

    Glitter*Girl -thats why Im hoping he doesnt waste much time and heads to the Philippines shortly after he comes back to refuel his financial tank! Im crossing my fingers he can do a Christmas Tour in 2014, anything before that may be wishful thinking.

  239. kimk says:

    Shanny wish I knew what needs to be considered to be a single or not? to me it seems Broken is the single as it is the only one that is an original? interesting all this.

  240. Hi kimk, about the ING video, there is a great deal of symbolism in it cuz it’s what you personally see in it. In Ing there are 2 Davids just like there were in Forevermore and Wait. I see the 2 as separate entities. The one in the background is quietly packing his personal things disconnected from David, the musician in the forefront but David, the musician not only tells us in song but also shows us with the key he is wearing around his wrist, a pulse point and one at his heart, the greatest pulse point, the beating heart. It’s truly a love song to his fans 🙂

  241. Evening everyone. So thrilled with all of the buzz out there for our David ! Makes you realize how much he is still loved and admired and no one can forget that voice!! Since there may not be a single with Begin I guess the best thing to do is buy the CD like crazy and gift it to whoever we know. It would be so great to see it go gold or more! I know I’ll do my part the best I can.

  242. glitter*girl says:

    candy- yes, a 2014 Christmas tour would be a dream come true! hope it can happen somehow!

  243. Candy says:

    OHMYGOSH Ida-I love your interpretation of the message in the ING video, gives a while new symbolism to things.

  244. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Hi ya ABMS! *waving* 🙂 🙂 🙂

  245. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Wow idamae – interesting observations!!
    I have seen a few interesting insights people have being sharing about the mv. To be honest, i’m not so sure if some of these ‘symbolic elements’ were done on purpose but it sure is fascinating to read all the little elements and possible interpretations. 🙂

  246. Candy, I know you were a bit mystified like the rest of us with the Wait video. I posted this a month after the video came out. Don’t know if you’ll remember it. or if we’ll understand it any better but here goes…

    I love all of David’s music videos but Wait is certainly unique. I’ve been curious since it came out and did some research and found that it’s full of Yin Yang references which have to do with a balance in life and nature which are in the form of opposites… black and white video, background flashes of light and darkness, child rising and falling and 2 Davids… one actively telling the story and the other in a trace almost unyielding to anything that comes his way. The Asian symbolism is quite stunning, too. Water is a reference to emotions, sleep or dreams, broken glass to mourning and the opposites to a cycle of reversals depict the balance in life. The video is drenched in water and has shards of glass flying everywhere; David awakens from a dream at the beginning of the video when he hears the clanking of the trams passing by and all the negativity in the video reverts to a prior calm when he closes his eyes at the end of the video. Was it a dream or reality?

  247. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Kathy, remember when we got the leaked tracklist for Begin. There was some comment alongside it, referencing how it was going to be promoted. I was surprised about that. If it is true that there will be some promotion…there is a good chance that there will be some kind of lead single…yes?

  248. Virtue says:

    What wonderful news: it’s Jenny FOD’s birthday!

    Happy Birthday, JENNY!!

  249. Candy says:

    Ida-I was and still am mystified as to what the Wait video was about, you have come up with the best scenario I have seen. I just sat there shaking my head…so just decided to not worry about the symbolism and enjoy the song!

  250. ksf (a.k.a. RIP Senseless...we'll never forget) says:

    Hi everyone!

    sarahhazel – lol, yes, finally a proposal!! I thought that you probably suspected it…or were you surprised?

    Charlotte – thank you! It was one of the more difficult chapters to write…and I’m not quite sure why. Normally, the romantic type stuff comes easier for me. I’m so glad you like it!

    Elysian – thanks! I’m with you…I sooo hope that David’s proposal is amazing and everything that it should be. I hope that he’s as in love with his “Jasmine” as this “David” and “Jasmine” are! 🙂

    Anyway, just wanted to drop in for a few minutes to say “Hi” and “Bye.” Lol 😉 It’s been a long day so I’m going to turn in for the night. Sweet dreams, everyone!

  251. Virtue says:

    Woo hoo! Lots of peeps here tonight! Hi. everyone!

  252. glitter*girl says:

    it’s so interesting because usually david is this very happy smiley person and some of his videos are very deep/symbolic and dark/depressing/sad. it just adds to the mystery of david and what he is thinking/feeling. starting to think we will never figure him out, lol! and it this intentional on david’s part or just what the production team suggests to him?

  253. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Kim, I don’t know really. It would make sense that the only original song would be the lead single but with his other albums, the lead single has always been the first song on the tracklist except for TOSOD where it was number 2 on the album for obvious reasons. And wasn’t Broken listed last on the tracklist? (thats if that was the final order of the tracklist I guess)
    So i’m thinking…are we all going to listen to Begin from beginning to end or skip right to the last song and listen to that one first? lol Not sure if I will have the self control to wait till the end to hear Broken. lol

    Hey, did kari ever explain why ING was chosen to have a mv made? I was wondering why that song got special recognition. 🙂

  254. Hi Shanny, this is what ABMS posted early about Begin.

    It mentions it here…. http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/428539_4066620426916_1478288274_n.jpg

  255. glitter*girl says:

    i would love to know if jasmine has watched his recents videos(wait, forevermore, i’ll never go) and what she thinks about them? would be so awesome if she popped in here and chatted with us!! 🙂

  256. ksf (a.k.a. RIP Senseless...we'll never forget) says:

    supergrandjudie, we miss you…hope you’re okay 🙂

    Okay, for real this time, lol. Goodnight!

  257. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Hi ya Virtue! 🙂

  258. kimk says:

    idamae feel the vid is for the fans..not for the general public to really understand? most see it as just D singing, packing his bags and walking out the door.
    the view count reflects that too.

  259. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Ksf, to be honest, i’ve never been into this Javid thing. It’s definitely nothing personal to you. I haven’t watched any of the Javid videos or engaged in conversations about it etc. But I did want to say (if you’re still here that is) that you should think about writing a book for real. People seem to like what you write and you seem to enjoy it. Maybe an untapped talent of yours waiting to change your life…..? 🙂
    Anyway, good night and take care. 🙂

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

    Hello Everyone! We may not get a lead single for Begin. but I think Begin may be a big hit. Lots of buzz for ING & Begin is mentioned right along with it. David is getting alot of new followers on twitter. Yes, I know that it doesnt necessarily mean more records sold, but ya never know. David may be releasing Begin. with a smaller label, but I think that is by necessity. For all we know, he could be signed or have an agreement with a label already for when he gets back. When he left Jive, he had offers from other labels, but I think he was in the process of deciding to go on a mission, so he waited. Look at all of the buzz he got when he announced the mission & people will be curious about him when he returns. David deserves all of the success in the world & he will achieve it, but it will be on his terms, without sacrificing what he believes in. As he gets older, what he’s willing to do may change, maybe a bit bolder, he’s a bit of a risk taker & adventurous. The skys the limit when he returns, its going to be Archumania!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sorry my thoughts are a bit scattered, just woke up from a mini nap, so still a little goofy 🙄

  261. Before i say goodnight, i just wanted to put my 2cents in. Regardless of what will happen with David and his career, which i know will resume when he comes back, even if he has to start all over. But i don’t think he will have to worry about having fans waiting for him. Maybe not all of them but most of them from all over. He worked hard to leave us all this music and mini series, mall shows, Bench promos, etc. He did all this for us. to say thank you and hope to see you when i get back. It will be a hard 21 mos, but i can do it. I will have a lot of new music to listen to and new fan videos.
    I love my FOD family and don’t know what i would do with out all of you. I come here to Talk about David, his music, to laugh to sing along, to read all your great stories about David,because i have never met him. I love you all and see you tomorrow.

  262. Fiona says:

    Happy Birthday Jenny!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

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

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY JENNY, Hope you had a wonderful day & THANK YOU for all you do here at FOD 😀

  264. Kimk, that’s what I love about these message mv that non -fans may not get but will connect because of his soulful side, vocals and adorableness…ING…something for everyone!!!

  265. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Idamae – yes! Thats where it mentions the marketing!
    “Extensive National Marketing
    Frequent National Radio play
    Music Vidoes shot prior to David leaving on his mission”

    Etc, etc…

  266. josie says:

    Hi everyone. I have nothing to say tonight. Take advantage of it. lol.

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

    Goodnight Linda, Love your comment (((HUGS)))

    Hey, has anyone heard from supergrandjudie? haven’t seen her in a while.

  268. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Fiona, how is your leg doing?

  269. Sure hope so Shanny! Anythings possible if we believe….Would love to see another single in the USA and it be a smash hit!!

  270. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    I would be surprised if david got a smash hit while he was away ….but you never know, anything is possible. The fact that david is doing some well known covers may even work to his advantage – covers often attract attention because people like to compare them to the successful original and if you can do it as good as or better than the original, people perk their ears up more and pay attention.

  271. Fiona says:

    Hi Shanny, that’s so sweet of you to remember!! It seems to be taking a long time to heal (the torn calf) and I still can’t walk on it. The medication for the blood clot is working and they are satisfied that my blood has got thinner, have to have another blood test next Monday. Getting tired of sitting around!!! Thank goodness for the David sites!! 🙂

  272. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Thats great to hear the medication is working at least! Bummer about not being able to walk yet! Have you got it bandaged up to help support the muscle?

  273. ksf (a.k.a. kilig 4 David) says:

    Shanny – hi! Yes, I’m still here even though I should be asleep, lol. But I just had to say thanks so much for your kind words. This writing thing is all a bit surreal to me but it’s funny how things seem to take on a life of their own. What started out as a few silly posts has kind of snowballed. This Javid story has definitely made me consider writing more so…who knows? But again, I really appreciate your kindness in taking the time to share your thoughts with me. I’m really very encouraged so thanks again!! Goodnight! 🙂 (Seriously this time, lol).

  274. Fiona says:

    Shanny, yes I have! 🙂

  275. glitter*girl says:

    radio play? where? here in the US?

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

    Goodnight Everyone, Take Care All!

    Fiona, glad your leg is better, hoping
    you have a speedy recovery.

  277. Fiona says:

    Thanks Beth! Sleep well!

  278. Miss Vicki says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY JENNY…AND MANY MORE…Beth I agree….I think David may already have a label waiting for him when he gets back….And Idamae…just love, love, love your interpretation of David’s ING video….Miss Vicki

  279. meganloves2lol says:

    glitter girl- i’m not trying to be mean, but why are you always so negative? every time i read on here, you are beign negative. just kinda brings me down.

  280. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Ksf, I love how sometimes life leads us on journeys we never expected! Something organic and ‘meant to be’ about it that is very comforting and satisfying. 🙂

    Fiona, well thats good. Wish I could recommend something that would augment your healing but alas… I’m clueless…. :-/
    I guess it becomes a learning experience for you and those around you. And a time to indulge yourself a little. 🙂 Do you read? David read Aleph just before he went, on his mission. I plan, on reading that sometime. 🙂

  281. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Hi ya Josie! 🙂

  282. Miss Vicki says:

    Just gotta say I love David wearing the pink shirt at the top of this post (it sure was flowing in the breeze in the concert in Jakarta last summer.) It reminded me of Michael Jackson in some odd way….Also it is almost Stadium of Fire anniversary time…..Just thought his performance that night in SLC was over the top…..BTW….. I read the criteria for having ODD and I have the disease!!!!!!!! Also just love David’s outstretched hand and the way he just bounces up and down on stage when singing Touch My Hand…..GAH……Miss Vicki

  283. Miss Vicki says:

    Hi Shanny in Austratia…Hope you are doing well…….Miss Vicki

  284. Candy says:

    Hi Miss Vicki-For me, Touch My Hand was one of those songs that was just sort of ok…that was till I heard it live. HOLY MOLY took the song to a whole new level. Now its one of my favs! He really needs to release a live dvd one of these days, no one can touch his live performances!

  285. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Haha, just saw Kari’s tweet about not sure if there will be a lead single. And here I was rabbiting on lol.
    It doesn’t bother me. As i’ve said before…i feel like i’m still trying to absorb all of Forevermore…so I can be patient. I think I actually prefer to wait for the big unveiling rather than get clues anyway.

  286. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Hi Miss Vicki! 🙂 I’m doing really well actually. Been keeping busy doing things I love to do and make me feel fulfilled, challenged and happy. Thanks for asking. Hows things been at your place? 🙂
    On sams ODD list, my favourite one was the one about random things reminding you of david. Happens ALL THE TIME here. I used to want to share those little ‘reminders’ with people but have learnt to keep the ODD to myself and just smile a little internal smile. 🙂

  287. Virtue says:

    testing: zzzz+16

  288. Virtue says:

    didn’t work
    Good night, all!

  289. Miss Vicki says:

    Hey Candy….Know what you mean…..When David sings live it is OUT OF THIS WORLD…He brings so much energy and excitement to his performance…….I truly believe he tops Elvis an MJ in that category….Miss Vicki

  290. Elysian says:

    Shanny =- HI THERE! I’m so glad to see you!! Its been so long since I’ve been here at the same time as you! 🙂 I love your comment at 9:47 about how people pay attention when someone does a cover well. I totally agree because there is a direct comparison against which everyone can compare the singer’s vocal abilities and we all know that David always blows the original out of the water! 🙂

  291. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Virtue, haha, never seen that one before. Were you trying to do a snoring smiley? Well goodnight. Sleep well. 🙂

    (let me try this: :zzz: )

  292. Elysian says:

    I am worried about supergrandjudie too. She usually posts everyday and she hasn’t done so for a few days. I hope she is OK.

  293. Virtue says:

    Shanny, I miss you . . . I hope I catch you some time that’s not so late for me. I’m finding that as I get older I need more and more sleep.

    It’s great seeing different fans popping in from time to time! I like knowing how the family’s doing.

    Well, I best be getting some sleep:D

  294. Virtue says:

    Shanny, yes I was trying to do a snoozing one. Take 2; Take 3:

  295. Virtue says:

    LOL, neither worked! BYE: this time I mean it.

  296. Miss Vicki says:

    Shanny….Been busy at work and having my college age son home this summer….He is eating me out of house and home….. I go to the grocery store everyday…HA HA HA….So looking forward to BEGIN …..Miss David so much, but I can’t even comprehend what Lupe must feel like with her son (who is only one year older than mine) so far away for two years……She must have lot of inner strength………Miss Vicki

  297. Elysian says:

    Well, only dropped by for a second, good night all!!

  298. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Hi Elysian! 🙂 It’s great to see you here at the same time too! 🙂 (although i’m in over time already and can’t stay much longer. 🙁 )
    It is so true about david blowing the others out of the water. I have every confidence that he will! 😆 Thats the great thing about being the fan of such a prodigy – confidence! lol
    If I was an artist – I would be running scared at the thought of the Archuleta covering one of my songs! Hey, maybe David should cover a Beiber song….. teehee. 😉

  299. Miss Vicki says:

    Elysian….I love this fan site, because fans truly care about one another….I too hope that supergrandjudie is OK……..Miss Vicki

  300. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Because it is the 100th birthday of Girl Scouts, Girl Scouts of Utah is giving the opportunity to 200 or more girls to carry the US flag, state flags, 100 year GS birthday flags, marching around Stadium of Fire. Plus, free entrance to the event, and they will be singing the National Anthem with a choir. Dang, one year too late. LOL
    Alyssa doesn’t want to do it. That’s OK, I know some of my girls in my troop will be there and some in other troops in our area.

  301. Miss Vicki says:

    Shanny…..David coverng a Bieber song….Just don’t think that’s gonna happen…..David has more depth and class than that…..Miss Vicki

  302. Miss Vicki says:

    Hey all…I just realized that I have NEVER HEARD A JUST BIEBER SONG…NOT ONCE……Miss Vicki

  303. Miss Vicki says:

    Tis the “witching hour”….Night all…Talk to ya’ll tomorrow night…..Miss Vicki

  304. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Virtue, awww thank you. <3
    Because i'm not here everyday now, I really do mean it when I ask how people are doing. It's like you said…a family…and I want to know how everyone has been. I'll try and get on earlier next time. 🙂 Take good care! 🙂

    Miss Vicki – haha, I can imagine you must be shopping everyday! lol When my family first moved to Australia a few years ago, they came and stayed with us for a couple of months initially…and literally nearly everyday we were out 'food accumulating' lol. It was insane. lol
    You're son goes to Va Tech right? I've heard of that mentioned a few times in the books i've been reading lately – it always reminds me of you. 🙂

  305. Candy says:

    Ha, Miss Vicki- well you haven’t lived, as they say, till you’ve hard the Beav sing
    “Baby, baby, baby, oh
    Like baby, baby, baby, no
    Like baby, baby, baby, oh
    I thought you’d always be mine, mine

  306. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    I think i’ve only heard one of his songs. Oh no, actually make that two – both of them from his Christmas album. Seems kinda crazy how that could be considering how ‘everywhere’ he is.

    Janel – what a.shame it wasn’t last year. :-/ It sounds like you’ll have fun anyway. 🙂

  307. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Candy… Haha!
    I got ya girl! 😉 😆

    Well i’m outta here too. Take great care friends! 🙂

  308. Candy says:

    East Coast bewitching hour! Good Night All- Sweet Dreams!

  309. josie says:

    Hi, Shanny. Bye, Shanny. Darn. Missed her.

  310. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    😆 Josie. See ya! 🙂

  311. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Well, I’m not going nor is Alyssa, but some of my Girl Scouts are. I think it’s just for the girls and not the leaders anyways. But their parents bring them, so not sure the legistics of it all.

  312. Miss Vicki says:

    Hi Shanny…..Yeah…My son is a VA Tech Hokie….(and proud of it)……He doesn’t like David or his music as he is a Dave Matthews Band follower along with other hard rock stuff as well………But since he is living down in those mountains of Southwest, VA,….he has been listening to a lot of country music….What a change since he was in high school……LOL…. Night all……Miss Vicki……

  313. Angel says:

    Ksf, being at the other side of the globe… I am just posting my comment here while most of you must be already in bed. Wow ! You never stop amazing me ! A perfect proposal full of colors with different level of kiligs. I certainly agree with the rest here that TV5 needs to hire you for the NA part 2 and I totally agree with Shanny that you need to get serious writing a book. I can’t remember now how many times I have told you about it. Loving it so much !

  314. Frankie says:

    meganloves2lol @ 10:09- I completely agree.

  315. I know we have been worried about SGJudie, but i believe she said they were going to work on thier rentals. Hope thats what it is.

  316. jeani/ut says:

    Too Late but Happy Birthday Jenny.

  317. kimk says:

    ha I love the word baby.. especially sung by David!! probably why I like Rainbow and probs why in the Philippines the fans like Rainbow #2 for single sales after Forevermore.
    hmm wonder since no single off of BEGIN they can release the Rainbow video?
    have a feeling from that lil clip we saw of David dancing folks will eat it up and get a ton of buzz!!

  318. meagain says:

    I hope somebody who knows how to edit wikipedia page add BEGIN. among the Aug. 7, 2012 releases 🙂 I would like to edit it but I’m afraid I could mess it up 😆


    Here are the other Aug. 7 releases for this year:
    10 Years – Minus the Machine
    Antibalas- Antibalas
    Niki & the Dove- Instinct
    Redd Kross – Researching The Blues
    Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band – Between The Ditches
    So Many Wizards – Warm Nothing
    The American Scene – Safe For Now
    Tidelands – We’ve Got A Map

    I don’t really know any of those artists :p


  319. kimk says:

    hmm radio play.. I know one thing Adele sold a ton of records (on the charts.. Mediabase) and folks started playing her music on the radio. so buy Walmart, Target, Amazon, on itunes if it pops up and if it charts they just might play something? I think demand dictates it.
    so in the end..

    buy buy buy!!! BEGIN.!!!!

  320. kimk says:

    David’s Forevermore got a lot of buzz and a lot of views it seems with him being on the charts at MYX?
    so vote if you can?

    I’ll Never Go is #8 up from #10!!! 🙂


  321. kimk says:

    only about 5000 to get to 50,000 views for I’ll Never Go!!
    we can do it Archies!!


  322. kimk says:

    found a pic from kari!!

    Kari Sellards ‏@kariontour
    @tonette913 yes, it is. He directed both Forevermore and I’ll Never Go. Great guy and his team. Here he is at work!


  323. kimk says:

    Tonette ‏@tonette913
    @kariontour Hi Kari Is that Paolo Bernaldo in the background of this pic? Did he also direct the ING mv?


  324. kimk says:


    there is my answer.. Paulo Bernaldo directed ALL THREE of David’s MVs!!! 🙂

    1:02 is Rainbow
    Forevermore is in there
    not sure why but I’ll Never Go is not… but we got a confirmation he did from kari!

  325. lct#DA2014 says:

    Kimk, I’m so glad David has you for a fan! You are always promoting him on twitter and bringing back info to this site! Bless you and I hope one day I’ll get to meet you! 🙂
    I’ve been voting too but we need more fans to vote. David is all we have in terms of fans and he may be ok with that but I believe he’s worth doing everything for to keep his name out there! So vote, comment…. tweet, retweet, likes…..anything!

    ksf, I have a mission should you accept (theme song from mission impossible). Start writing a NA2 – just for the fans here. That way talented people like you, Sam,…. can help the fans keep their minds occupied and make the time pass quickly! You are ABSOLUTELY talented at writing! Thank you for sharing your gift and including the guy we so love! 🙂

  326. ksf (a.k.a. RIP Senseless...we'll never forget) says:

    Good morning!

    Linda – thanks for the info. about sgj…I do remember her mentioning that so I hope that’s it as well.

  327. kimk says:

    lct hope to meet you too one day.. at a David concert of course!
    all we can do is keep posting getting the word out there.. and hope folks will if they can.
    think in general they need to feel inspired too?
    might be a little tough with him away to keep things going.. out of sight out of mind kind of thing but I think so far so good.

    lol way I see it just this alone is my inspiration!!

  328. VaBeachArchie says:

    Hello kimk,lct and Archies everywhere! Had to work last night so missd out on wishing Jenny HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Hope it was all you ishd for and more!

    LOVE all the BUZZ for ING! Can’t imagine trying to come up with all those videos in such a short time! Remarkable what was accomplished!

    Nana patrol today! Off to vote! ENJOY YOUR DAY and your David time! FOD and David’s fans can sure put a smile on your face!

  329. VaBeachArchie says:

    Hello ksf! You popped on while I wasn’t looking! lol

  330. kimk says:

    MyDear Writer ‏@MyDearWriter
    Hmmm…. another David Archuleta for BENCH billboard along Edsa or a billboard from IVORY Records for his (gold) album would really be nice.

    MyDear Writer ‏@MyDearWriter
    And of course… Liam Hemsworth for Bench in Guadalupe Bridge… #BillboardShowdown

  331. kimk says:

    lol I don’t know about David and a lion.. he is a bit too tasty and sweet to pose with one of them. they would eat him!
    rofl I vote for a live bear.. a cub of course like him!!

  332. kimk says:

    lol on second thought not to sure about any living creature…

    the boy and the squirrel was epic!
    rofl can you imagine a bear cub if he reacts this way to a squirrel?
    ha you are too much David.

  333. kimk says:

    vote chart central too.. David is ALL over the place there!! 😀


  334. lct#DA2014 says:

    Love seeing his name three times on the chart! Do ya think we’ll ever see that in the states?

  335. kimk says:

    lct depends.. it depends on the type of music David wishes to share with us here? if he gives us the kind of thing folks play then it could happen!!
    hmm.. for example Kris Allen’s Vision of Love? I hear it on the radio.. pretty current.
    vid is nice too. glad to see him step up like he has.

  336. Candy says:

    Another glorious day here at the Jersey Shore. But Hot, Hot, Hot is about to return, its sneaking in the back door as I write! I hope all of the people in Colorado soon get some relief from the wildfire nightmare! So sad to see all the destroyed homes, land…

    David already went the Lion route in a commercial…cant remember the name of the organization, I think he even roared??? I ordered a t-shirt from them to support the cause, will have to go look up the name.

  337. sarahhazel says:

    Good morning, folks!!! Doing some voting duties for our man!
    This is old stuff but was wondering if this has been posted before?

  338. sarahhazel says:

    Love that very cute squirrel video! We found a little flying squirrel stuffed toy when we were packing a while back and my son named it Almond. 🙂

  339. ksf (a.k.a. RIP Senseless...we'll never forget) says:

    Hi VaBeachArchie! Hi Candy!

    kimk – love the Kris Allen video. Thanks for posting. Didn’t he perform that on AI? I can’t remember. I’m hopeful that David will find his “groove” when he returns, like Kris. I think Kris’ music fits who he is, but it’s current at the same time and I think that’s the balance that David has to find, as we’ve said before.

  340. ksf (a.k.a. RIP Senseless...we'll never forget) says:

    Hi sarahhazel 🙂

  341. sarahhazel says:

    ksf–Hi! to answer your question last night….yes, I did expect the proposal on your last Javid, but I thought it’s gonna be a few thousand feet off the ground, during skydiving…haha!

  342. Joanie/suttygal says:

    New Thursday post is up! 🙂 Happy Thursday all!

  343. kimk says:

    ksf there are a ton of great artists out there.. I hear Adam L, Haley, Stefano on the radio too and of course Kelly C. where David is concerned once he gets a combo of what he wishes to share with the world and what the world wants to hear things will do better for that sort of thing. take The Civil Wars.. they are popular but not sure they get air play. interesting as to what David will want to do going forward.

    lol just saw Justin B has over 24 million followers on twitter now.. so goes to show you what the world is in to. right or wrong way of life.
    that being said JB’s CD ended up selling a high 375000 or so first week? not sure the exact amount but know it is no where near the amount of followers he has.
    lookie loo’s is best way I can explain or can figure?

  344. sarahhazel says:

    ksf–I would like that very much too….think he can still keep up with the times with a current-sounding music that still reflects his personality and the messages he wants to send out.

  345. sarahhazel says:


  346. kimk says:

    oh thanks Joanie!! 🙂

  347. Betty says:

    Ooops! I’m a day late…looks like. I love saying 3 down 21 to go (months). Yippee!

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