David Archuleta: NEW (Pre-recorded) VLOG From David While Recording BEGIN. , Fan Promo, Jen’s Calendar Project For Child Fund Ends 7/31, Ana Reminisces, New MV Treats on The Horizon, BEGIN. Pre-ordering and Promo, Fan vids and creations, Poutpouri of Memories


David Archuleta  photo credit to @JenLeighBarry~*click to bigger*

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We must look for ways to be an active force in our own lives. We must take charge of our own destinies, design a life of substance, and truly BEGIN. to live our dreams. ~Les Brown

*Today’s quote was sent in by Vickie F. Thank you!*

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Awwww David, it’s so so good to see you. 🙂

BEGIN. is an important decision for David~

The feel is more easy going, peaceful, and easy listening…more relaxed..unlike the other albums he’s done which have been more “pop.”

BEGIN. will give us a feel of where he’s going in the next chapter of his life.

Thank you so much Kari and David for giving us this video today!!! A beautiful gift from our numero uno guy!!!   BEGIN. is going to be amazing, and to think that it was recorded for us his fans, as a gift…is beyond amazing!! I’ll treasure this album like no other I think. ♥ ♥

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Jen’s  Calendar Project News~

Her goal was to sell a total of 100 calendars  (the proceeds going to Child Fund) and she’s getting close!

..And they’re on sale right now!! You can click below to see what the full page calendars look like and  order. 🙂 Best wishes Jen in reaching your goal, and thank you for all of your effort and love in this project! The months of the year never looked this good! 😉

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Ana and Sweet “Josh” Reminiscing

Ana Feleo (alias Chit, Josh’s RM) from Nandito Ako  came upon some sweet surprises in her script bag yesterday which promoted some  sentimental reminiscing on twitter~

yup…just like Ana said “he he he” I’m guessing he was writing down her translation verbatim  😉  Interesting the way he moves from 3rd person to 1st person as the translation continues.  He’s not lampa!! I remember that scene like it was yesterday!

What a treasured find for Ana yesterday, and she assured us the precious “Josh pages aren’t going anywhere.”

She shared one more tweet and pic with us of a special gift to her from David~

~ He’s very “missable.” <3

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More Treats Headed Our Way????

I feel like these past few months have been a time of an unending  gifts for David Archuleta fans; new music, pictures, vids, tweets via Kari, we’ve really been getting so much while he’s away!! “We’re a very blessed bunch”  Yesterday Jay Durius who worked with David on the Forevermore album gave us a heads up of something fun yet to come!

And Kari is having a little fun with this ! 😉 Love it!!!

hmmm I think it has something to do with a certain “Rainbow” song? *hoping*

But wait!! There’s even more? Mercyyyyyyyy  🙂

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BEGIN. Promo Builds Online!!

David Archuleta BEGIN. collage credit @CanadianArchie

Now this is what I like to see in my email …the perfect suggestion from Amazon! Why I doooo think I’ll take them up on the suggestion and order a few more cds!! Click below to head over to Amazon !

While you’re there, you might like to restock your personal supply of David’s other music cds which are being offered a very nice prices right now!  Click below to take advantage !!

Also, check out the incredible price for Chords Of  Strength in Hard Cover!!!!! It’s almost 1/2 the price of what the paperback ed. is selling for currently.

Walmart : Another great price!!

The OS has all Preorder Options! 

And What’s Up US iTunes??? Sadly not BEGIN.

The Longer Snippets for BEGIN. (if you’re choosing not to wait)  #Icaved  

vid credit to : mych3me

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BEGIN. Promo Vids!

First up! From Truc Lee @Lee_truc on twitter

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And From HectorDaveLagger who has entered this promo vid in the Vietnam Archies contest~

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Fan Tribute Vids

“Everything is Sound”  With David Archuleta

I love this tribute made by Elponito1! Created using Jason Mraz’s “Everything is Sound!” If you haven’t smiled yet today, you will when watching this ! He’s sunshine and bunnies! :))

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My Favourite Parts Of Archie’s Video Blogs Part 1) Created by TherealNoelia Thanks to Palmtreephan in comments for posting the link to this. 🙂

Woo! “Part 1” means there’s a part 2 coming! :))

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More Fan Creations !

I need to learn how to make all of these!! This gif collage made by AMANDA ARCHULETA ( Fallingstarrsx) is from snippets of his very first and also latest vlog! Fun!! Look at how he “done growed up on us!” 😉 <—I know..horrible grammar but work with me here. 😀


~photo by Matt Clayton and edits by Sandrita~

~And from @SamLouiseG  Love this!

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A Potpourri Of Memories 

Just wanted to share a few things I’ve watched over the past couple days that brought back some great memories. There are sooo many aren’t there?

On 7/19/2008, David was in Chicago for the AIS7 Idols Live Show.  True to form, David came out to spend a good amount of time greeting the fans and signing. He was almost always at the gates  for the longest period of time with fans…and from day1, the fans couldn’t get enough of him!! I love what was a typical (by the gates) scene of screaming giggling squealing fangirls..and enthusiastic fanguys, too 🙂 Listen to the increase in volume and pitch as David approaches this little group of fans! hahaha I’m warning you..the first minute might require earplugs!!

Interview of the day:  @zerogravity1 shared this on twitter yesterday and I wanted to post it today. A favorite of mine from August of 2008. David talks in length about music, pop music which he sings to on the radio and which he’d first record. Then he speaks more specifically about music that that means more to him…the music of Sara B, Jason Mraz, etc. which has more meaning… It’s the music he’d really like to concentrate on in the future. Well here we are~ getting ready for the release of BEGIN. which has a tracklist full of classics with meaningful lyrics and messages. He’s arriving at the point he knew he wanted to be some day with music. It’s time for him to BEGIN. I can hardly wait 🙂

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And to close, my mv vid of the day “Forevermore” which is closing in on 1million views!!! Can we crack the 1 mil views mark before the release of BEGIN. ? Let’s go for it!

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A huge thanks to Kalei whose posts have been A W E S O M E over the past 10 days!!!
Happy Thursday everyone! I’ll update as needed. 🙂

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  1. breanne says:

    Thanks for the great post today Joanie!! Can’t believe all the great stuff all you writers find everyday. That pic of Josh in the bunny suit & the expression on Chit’s face is so funny!!

    Be sure to vote for ING on MYX:

    ING is #1 again this week on Chart Central, Forevermore is #32 & Nandito Ako is #39. Vote 1 song hourly:

  2. Joanie/suttygal says:

    Hi everyone! Happy Thursday! Are comments working ok? This is my 3rd attempt to get one to go through~ lol Please remember to put in your votes on MYX http://www.myxph.com/default.aspx and also on Chart Central http://chartcentral.frihost.net/cc/ Thanks! 🙂

  3. sj says:

    From the last thread

    Ksf – would venture a guess that she will be a little feisty, will have to to contend with some of his fans, lol. Also, the girls that he seems to connect and have continued to be friends with all seem to be “spunky girls” and usually you marry your eventual best friend,one with all those same qualities you’ve always gravitated toward but just has that “extra” something that drives you to want be together for always 😉

    Kimk – be happy to introduce him to my daughter, she is pretty feisty, 🙂 she’s got a boyfriend now, oh wait, he’s leaving on his mish in October, hahaha jk

  4. sj says:

    Working fine for me Joanie and thanks for the post, it is much appreciated 🙂

  5. sj says:

    Trying to post on both threads isn’t working for me while working out so guess I’ll see y’all later 🙂

  6. palmtreephan (#DA2014.....and always) says:

    Awwww, Joanie…..my first time making the front page! Thanks! 🙂 I love that “Best of vlogs” video and am REALLY looking forward to part 2, too! I hope it’s about an hour long.

    Hard to believe this was a year ago….the screams, my gosh! A very awesome, VERY glowy David!

  7. Jhen says:

    Ana Feleo won’t put the script for auction lol, things like that are treasure.
    Can’t wait for the new MV Rainbow.
    Broken is an amazing song. David sang it with a lot of feeling, it is touching.

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

    sj – i agree that that’s what guys look for personality-wise, after the physical. I hope that he does follow his heart in that regard.

    tami lyn – I responded to your last post on the last thread. Just bringing it over:
    I totally think that’s true. They are visual creatures first and foremost. Everything else is second. David can deny it but…he’s a normal guy, lol.

  9. kimk says:

    sj lol too funny a dear mish letter to marry David!!!

  10. Martha says:

    Hi, Joanie! Thank you for all the hard work and wonderful posts!

    Yesterday, I had trouble with one comment trying to get it to post. I never could get it to post, it had a link, so I thought maybe that was the problem. No problems since.

  11. kimk says:

    David is not normal anything.

  12. palmtreephan (#DA2014.....and always) says:

    ….and speaking of vlogs…….his vlog from one year ago today, the only one he did during that most excellent Asia tour:


  13. Martha says:

    kimk – LOL!

  14. kimk says:

    Joanie thank you… wow what a fabulous post!!!!!

  15. Martha says:

    kimk – lol re: “dear mish letter”

  16. palmtreephan (#DA2014.....and always) says:

    Fer sho, kim!

  17. Jhen says:

    Ksf- flirt sometimes intentional, sometimes he doesn’t know it lol, he just do what he want to do without being careful or being care free lol

  18. Jhen says:

    David gift to Ana Feleo isn’t it a bible?

  19. palmtreephan (#DA2014.....and always) says:

    From the last thread:

    tami lyn says:
    July 19, 2012 at 10:18 am
    i do not believe men marry a friend. i think they marry someone they are sexually attracted to and that’s all.

    tami lyn, my hubby and I have been married for almost fifteen years and he tells me continually that, of all the things he loves about me and our relationship, the most dear to him is the that I’m his best friend in the world…..but he’s not your average, ordinary type guy, either. Hmmmm, I’ll have to tell him he’s got alot in common with David. He’ll LOVE that! LOL

  20. palmtreephan (#DA2014.....and always) says:

    Jhen, it looks like Book of Mormon.

  21. Martha says:

    Jhen – I think the gift is a Book of Mormon

  22. sarahhazel says:

    Happy 103rd Day!!! Woot! Thanks for the fabulous post, Ms. Joanie!!!
    Gorgeous top pic for days past!
    palmtreephan–love that SM Southmall video from a year ago! TIMES FLIES FAST!
    Kari said there’s more to come! YAY!!! Bring them on!!!

  23. tami lyn says:

    palmtree- that’s so sweet! u are blessed 🙂

  24. tami lyn says:

    martha- omg, that is hilarious!

  25. sj says:

    Haha Kimk – it is funny because she swore she would NOT ever have a missionary, and she actually keeps telling him that she’s not promising to “wait” for him, she’s says she’ll see how both feel when he gets back and they can date if both still want to, but she told me yesterday that she likes being flirty with guys too much right now, she’s only 19, and I told her this is the time to enjoy all of that, haha. She’s always been very practical that way, does not want to marry really young, says she feels too young to be thinking about that yet. 😉

  26. sarahhazel says:


  27. kimk says:

    lol my hub is the typical ‘guy’.

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

    I think that being best friends is THE most important thing in any marriage. I certainly married mine. BUT, I think sometimes people try to downplay sexual attraction and it is important. Not MORE important, but really important just the same. There’s nothing wrong with sexual attraction. God made us that way after all, lol!

  29. palmtreephan (#DA2014.....and always) says:

    Agree COMPLETELY, ksf! 😉

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

    And, I should clarify: I think the first thing that is NOTICED is attraction, especially with men. Everything follows after that as far as pursuing a relationship, IMO. Not to say that the person can’t become more attractive as you get to know them but guys are first attracted to what they see, and then everything else.

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

    David IS a normal guy, lol! Take that, kimk!! 😛

  32. tami lyn says:

    would be so interesting to know what physical type david is attracted to! he has never answered that question. tall or short, blonde or brunette, athletic or ballerina-like? i think all guys have a type they are attracted to. why oh why does david have to be so secretive? lol

  33. Jhen says:

    from the last thread, I believe also David is single, don’t have a GF. He might have friendly dating in the past but nothing serious.

    David is mysterious lol He come up with something that you don’t expect he will do, I don’t know if subconciously he just like to do it. Or he was just so curious.

  34. tami lyn says:

    wish that mall lady would have described the girl was holding hands with!!

  35. Martha says:

    Jhen – now I’M curious again! like what?

  36. kimk says:

    ksf lol give you this.. he is a normal guy with extraordinary talents, looks and soul!!

  37. Jhen says:

    tamilyn- from what I observed, he like beautiful eyes and mysterious lol, but this is just my observation, I don’t really know what he is thinking. I can’t read mind lol

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

    Jhen – you’ve given me no choice. I have to go bad cop on you. So, I’m going to tell you what I told tami lyn: Talk or Die. THOSE are your options.

  39. tami lyn says:

    thanks jhen! 🙂 mysterious huh? so probably he likes dark hair and eyes? like jasmine? lol

  40. ray says:

    ok jhen now you are getting me po???? stop it lol

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

    kimk – totally agree 😉

  42. tami lyn says:

    ksf- LOL 🙂

    jhen- reminds me of when jasmine tweeted that her chemistry with david was REAL! she typed it like that, in all capital letters, haha 🙂

  43. sj says:

    Ksf – yes, I agree with all you just said, definitely verry important, actually commented one more time on the last thread about that. Yes, guys and also women see physical attributes first, really no way around it. There have been oodles of studies done about attractiveness and how it relates to everything from getting better jobs and on and on, just the way we’re wired I guess. Lol.

  44. tami lyn says:

    jhen- you can’t read his mind? why not?! lol

  45. sj says:

    Haven’t been on in awhile, I forgot how much fun it is to hat about stuff like this on here, but unfortunately I lose track of time nd I really got to go now. Ttyl 🙂 for reals this time 😉

  46. by chance says:

    I just want to just gush a little bit and then I’m off for a busy day. But, THANK YOU FOD and Joanie for this wonderful post!!!! I love it all, but especially loving the interviews right now because that’s how I’m getting to know David, the person. He is so adorable in the American Idol interview!!!…..and wise even, in spite a some cute rambling. Just love him!!! His joy for music is infectious!!!! Have a great day everyone!

    Also, Beth, if you’re here today……I responded to your comment about not listening to the snippets a couple of days ago and then realized that I had posted it on the wrong days comments!! UGh…I am technologically challenged! Anyway, it’s on the 17th if you want to read it. Just didn’t want to ignore you. Thanks. Back later.

  47. tami lyn says:

    reminds me also how we never found out who david’s blonde friend was who went on that blimp ride with him! so many mysteries it’s mind boggling LOL

  48. Jhen says:

    It’s not about Jasmine or Eula lol, I don’t know if he like dark hair, but I observed he like to look straight to the eyes longer than usual when he feel that he was attracted to the eyes.

    I think David and Jasmine are friends, but not to the point that they like each other to be in a relationship. Nothing like that.

  49. sj says:

    I know! It’s you Jhen!

  50. sj says:

    Sorry, just had to say that before I left, lol.

  51. Jhen says:

    How did you all think about David, isn’t it he is somewhat mysterious lol he can be stubborn sometimes lol

  52. Jhen says:

    sj- what?

  53. Frankie says:

    Tami Lyn why do you need to know who his blonde friend is? And who cares if Mietra was in the audience? They are friends and friends support each other when they do big things. Everyone always makes a big deal out of nothing.

  54. tami lyn says:

    jhen- so there was a girl on the NA set that david liked to stare at? lol was it miki? she tweeted back in feb that she was david’s girlfriend lol!

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

    sj – I’m always fascinated by who we’re attracted to. I think it’s sometimes true that we’re attracted to opposites. For instance, I’m a short black woman but the guys I found myself attracted to before I got married were mostly short, “geeky” white guys who, on the surface, I had nothing in common with. And yet, my husband meets NONE of those criteria, except for being short, lol. I think God has a funny sense of humor, lol!

  56. tami lyn says:

    frankie- i don’t NEED to know. it’s just very interesting everything that david does.

  57. sarahhazel says:

    Frankie–sounds like you’re the one taking us seriously….LOL

  58. tami lyn says:

    frankie- why are you here if our comments and questions are so annoying to u? you must be interested too.

  59. Frankie says:

    Sarah-When I ask questions, I respond. That’s not making a big deal out of something, it’s answering.

  60. Frankie says:

    Tami- I just think it’s silly how people always assume things. You asked me questions and I answered.

  61. tami lyn says:

    frankie- what did i assume? i don’t understand.

  62. tami lyn says:

    martha- u are super ninja lol 🙂 how do u find all this stuff??

  63. Frankie says:

    You said Mietra was put in the audience to appear as David’s gf. Even though David has said he doesn’t have a gf, you’re always thinking he has a secret one. Think what you want. Idk. I guess it just gets to me when people always want to know who is who with David. It’s a personal issue I just have to deal with. Sorry if I sounded rude.

  64. Jhen says:

    tamilyn- I don’t know who is miki, who is she lol

  65. cq#DA2014 says:

    Thank you Joanie for the awesome Thursday post.
    Hoping to hear something, anything from David’s camp or from the man himself, soon.

  66. Jhen says:

    I’m just describing what I observed about David physical attracted , not the naughty side lol I think he like nice eyes, but of course I don’t know what he is thinking lol

  67. Jhen says:

    Maybe Frankie is annoyed with us lol He or She?

  68. tami lyn says:

    frankie- no you weren’t rude, you just seemed annoyed so i was just wondering why since you are here talking to us. you must be interested too.

  69. kimk says:

    cq so do I.. darn at least put BEGIN on US itunes.

  70. Jhen says:

    Martha- how do you find those Chile things?

  71. tami lyn says:

    jhen- i can’t tell if frankie is a he or she? frankie- do u care to tell us or is that too intrusive? it’s kinda weird to talk to someone and not know if they are male or female.

  72. tami lyn says:

    jhen- miki was the stylist on NA and she tweeted back in feb that she was david’s GF. she was probably joking but who knows? lol

  73. sarahhazel says:

    Frankie–we’re not making a big deal of everything….maybe some things sometimes….but not everything…..like the girl or naughty stuff, we were just having fun discussing them…we go wherever the convo leads us, that’s all.

  74. Martha says:

    Jhen & tami lyn – I just do google searches on David Archuleta or Elder Archuleta.
    There’s another one I’m trying to post but when I click “post comment” it just disappears. Maybe its the link I’m trying to post, but it doesn’t give me an “awaiting moderation” message at all.

  75. tami lyn says:

    sarahhazel- well said! frankie- we are just trying to entertain ourselves while david is gone. would you prefer that his fans lose interest and gradually disappear?

  76. kimk says:

    Martha I think that is the stylist. good singer too.. 😀

  77. kimk says:

    oh and from what I saw.. she is spunky!!

  78. tami lyn says:

    martha- yes that’s her!

  79. cq#DA2014 says:

    Kimk, it seems like everything came to screeching hault after all the snippets were revealed. Don’t get me wrong, I love the snippets, but I feel that in order for BEGIN. to have a chance of making any money, it needs a bit more promo. People can’t buy something that they don’t know exist.

  80. kimk says:

    cq it did.. maybe they are planning somethings when it gets closer? Deseretbooks did tweet a lil tease yesterday.

    ahh I would LOVE to hear David sing an Adele song!!! thanks again Martha!

  81. Martha says:

    cq – There isn’t much buzz these days for BEGIN. Maybe it’ll pick up in the next couple of weeks if promo is done. The usually sites like Disney Dreaming or others haven’t said any more. Need some promo in more popular or larger websites or media outlets.

  82. Jhen says:

    tamilyn- oh yeah I remember Miki, he is a man lol he is just joking lol

  83. palmtreephan (#DA2014.....and always) says:

    Cq, know what you mean. I wanna see commercials on the boob tube! Just gonna keep doing what I can do personally to promote it. This is what I put on my facebook page along with the long snippet link…..very positive response thus far:

    ” ……EXTREMELY excited for the upcoming release on August 7th of David Archuleta’s fifth studio album, “Begin.”…..a meticulously chosen collection of covers, selected for their inspiring messages, along with a single original, entitled “Broken”. Incredible arrangements, powerful comtemporary orchestral accompaniment along with David’s incomparable vocals (just simply the very best male vocalist on the radar) combine for an amazing CD. If you have headphones, get them out and listen. Available for pre-order at all the usual places (Amazon, Best Buy, Wal-Mart, etc…). It is my wish for anyone who enjoys his beautiful voice to be able to hear him live one day because, until you do……you. just. don’t. even. KNOW…..enjoy! :)”

  84. Martha says:

    **usual, not usually**

  85. Jhen says:

    tamilyn- I don’t know if the one singing is Miki, she is the girl, I know one who’s name is Miki, but not the stylist , he is a man

  86. Martha says:

    Jhen – the one who uploaded the vid is named Mikaela Hahn, she is the one singing, and she says she was the stylist for NA. I guess they call her Miki for short.

  87. palmtreephan (#DA2014.....and always) says:

    …here is one of the responses I got. Boy, is she in for it! 🙂

    “You really shouldn’t hold back….quit being so wishy washy about your feelings regarding David and his music….just let it out……!!!! After listening to your ranting and this beautiful preview I will definitely be buying it…thank you for reminding me about our little almost Idol…i always loved him on the show!!!”

  88. sarahhazel says:

    palmtreephan–that’s great!

  89. Jhen says:

    Martha- Miki sing so well, she has a nice voice.

    I have to sleep now, it’s past midnight, hope David send message thru Kari, so we will not think about what David physical attracted lol, any way we just having fun here, bye for now.

  90. kimk says:

    would love to see real promo too… tv, radio, etc but that takes money, label, backing.

  91. tami lyn says:

    martha- wow! that is super funny LOL! thanks 🙂

  92. sarahhazel says:

    Martha–love that one!…think it was from snowangelzz way back?

  93. Martha says:

    sarahhazel – oh, ok. I missed it that time, thought it might not be new.

  94. Janel aka Nellie says:

    I love that first picture. Simply glorious!

  95. angelbymyside says:

    Joanie ~ FABULOUS post! Thanks 😀

    Love that pic of David in the bunny suit! 😆

  96. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Sarahhazel, it’s the 113th day, not 103rd. Add 10 more days to that girl!!! LOLOL. Gets him home quicker.
    My take on Mietra, she’s a friend that’s all. They showed her on camera by his dad, as maybe it was someone he’d ask to the prom, not someone that was his girlfriend. Friends go to the prom together all the time. I’m with Frankie on this one. Even though yes, we’re interested in everything David he seems the type to keep that part of his life private. He has said he’s been on dates and why do you think we don’t know who the dates were with? He has kept it private, that’s why. Now granted ninja fans and press tend to find out about the secret goings-on when it comes to stars, but when David returns from his mission and if he starts dating again, and gets a girlfriend, gets engaged, etc….if he wants it to be our business, he’ll tell us.

  97. cq#DA2014 says:

    Sometimes I question my ODD because of the low numbers (I’m guessing) that actually have it like me. I ask myself, is he the musical genius that I think he is, or am I wrong? The problem I have is that I can’t sing at all and I never had music classes to speak of, so please could someone that knows music tell me that I’m not being dilutional, that David is a voical, musical genius, lol.

  98. sarahhazel says:

    Janel–oopssie!.sorry about that….don’t wanna go backwards, yikes! want 2014 now!!!
    Happy 113th day!!!

  99. blue says:

    david is a vocal, musical genius.

  100. Janel aka Nellie says:

    CQ….absolutely. And he has said many times he doesn’t read notes well. It comes natural. He has a near perfect pitch and tone. This is coming from someone who can sing (or at least I’ve been told I can) and I also can’t read notes. It’s like reading jibberish to me. I’ve tried, many times. If it’s in my range, play it on the piano for me, and I can pick out the song. Here’s me singing You Can back on my birthday in January. The only other David song I’ve attempted (and his is a cover to) is Prayer of the Children. He sings too high in a lot of his songs. Ha! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suKCvg2Fatk

  101. barbs says:

    Just a little comment on the kind of girl David might be attracted to. Archuletas and Mayorgas have been marrying for singing and acting talent as well as looks for who knows how many generations. Just look at the result in David. My guess is that David is going to be attracted to those things in a girl, whether he knows it now, or not.

  102. angelbymyside says:

    cq#DA2014 ~ I don’t know how to read music, never took a music class, don’t play an instrument…but I have loved music all my life and this I do know….David Archuleta is a phenomenal talent and his talent is rare…a gift! He just doesn’t sing a song, he breathes life into it. So yes, I would say he is a musical and vocal genius! 😀

  103. tami lyn says:

    then jennette would be perfect for him! since she is actress and great singer and lds

  104. kimk says:

    tamilyn ha true.. bingo!

  105. Katrina says:

    Thanks for posting the video of the AI show 4 years ago! I was there, and I knew the girl who took the video. My siblings and I are in this video, and I was talking to him for a little bit haha. Brings back so many great memories from that day. It was the first time I met David! Sigh, good times.

  106. meganloves2lol says:

    shanny- replying to your question on the previous thread. my dad was brought up catholic, but they didn’t really pratice it. like he never went to church. after he married my mom, he got baptized and joined her church, lutheran. btw, hope i did not offend anyone with my questions last night. mainly what i was saying is i completely understand not marrying someone of the same faith. i know bringing up kids in two different religions would be really hard. i’m talking dating, which i think is really different. as someone pinted out before mitt romney’s wife was not a mormon to begin with. had he never dated her, well they wouldn’t be together lol. that’s why i hope david is open to dating people of other faiths, not marrying, just dating. but i’m most def not gonna spend the next 2 years speculating about this! lol. have a great day everyone 🙂

  107. meganloves2lol says:

    oh i just realized i saw david 4 years ago today for the first time! my dad has been so awesome taking me to see david. we had horrible seats that time, but my mom and were FREAKING out! what a journey it’s been…

  108. jennyfromthebay says:

    HI EVERYONE!! Is anyone here from NYC or Connecticut? I’m going there for New Years and I’m trying to get in touch with some Archies from that area! My twitter is @jennyjin89 follow me!

  109. angelbymyside says:

    Nothing against Jeanette, but I just don’t see David with someone in the business. I picture him with the girl next door. just my opinion of course lol

  110. jennyfromthebay says:

    I’ve seen some of the crazy East Coast concert videos! So I know you guys exist! 😛

  111. tami lyn says:

    going back thru my old tweets found that one from the lds utah girl who claimed her relatives are gonna hook her up with david when he gets back. then when she got lots of tweets from david fans she got p*ssed off(lol) and said she was never gonna mention his name on twitter again! how could she not know that david has lots of fans on twitter???lol

  112. tami lyn says:

    oops! not her relatives, the elder in her ward! hmmm.. so does that mean as soon as he gets back people in his church will be fixing him up on dates? poor david

  113. kimk says:

    tamilyn lol he will be #1 eligible returned mishelor… bet in groves!

  114. sarahhazel says:

    kimk–LOL ….mishelor?….is that a new term?…hehe…I’m liking it! 🙂

  115. Janel aka Nellie says:

    LOL Kimk, that took me a minute. LDS return missionary + bachelor = mishelor. Ha!!!! He will be the most eligible one at that!!!

  116. cq#DA2014 says:

    Thank you all for putting my mind at ease…….continuing my ODD with pride, lol.

  117. tami lyn says:

    i think if david totally focuses on music when he returns he could be the next MJ!

  118. tami lyn says:

    i wanna hear david cover billy jean and beat it!

  119. Kalei says:

    Thanks Joanie for the awesome post! So many memories – has it really been 4 years?

    Martha – that ODD on the brain chart was hilarious – I think I’ve seen it before, but reading it again made me laugh because it’s so true haha!

    Hoping we get some “Stories from the Studio” from Kurt Bestor – that would be interesting to hear the BTS view of David recording BEGIN. Have a great day everyone!

  120. tami lyn says:

    listening to MJ’s earth song. david would be incredible singing this!

  121. tami lyn says:

    i can picture david doing earth song in concert! people would be blown away!

  122. Kalei says:

    Oh also – I’m glad Ana is keeping those scripts – what a precious memory! Which reminds me, when the heck is that Nandito Ako dvd being released? And the Rainbow Music Vid? There’s so much David stuff out there that we’re waiting for!

    And when is BEGIN. going to be on US iTunes? This is my “impatient fan” comment for the day lol

  123. sarahhazel says:

    tami lyn–he can do just covers forever and I’d still be a very happy Archie. 🙂

  124. sarahhazel says:

    Kalei–we’re all impatiently waiting for those goodies…..wish they would tell us soon!

  125. kimk says:

    Kalei lol think we all are feeling the same way!

  126. tami lyn says:

    sarahhazel- i agree 🙂

  127. kimk says:

    OMJ I gave in and listened to the long clip of Beautiful!!!!!
    absolutely gorgeous!
    lol that DOOM and OH MY HECK THAT GROWL!????!!!
    rofl he needs to sing this live!!

    also a fabulous arrangement and the music is outstanding!!
    lol only problem it stops before it gets really good!!
    so glad I listened!!

  128. tami lyn says:

    kim- yeah amazing isn’t it?! beautiful is my fav 🙂 think i’m gonna go listen again

  129. Martha says:

    kimk – Beautiful is really excellent! The arrangement is wonderful! This should be a hit…..

  130. Kalei says:

    YAY Kimk – you listened to the 90-sec clip of Beautiful! Far be it from me to tempt those that are choosing to wait, but if you think that was good – the rest are as good or even better! The Don’t Let Go duet with Libbie is awesome and I love Everybody Hurts and of course Broken is amazing.

    Libbie is back active on twitter @LibbieLinton – go follow her and give her a shoutout

    This has been my “enabler” comment for the day lol

  131. angelbymyside says:

    kimk ~ I knew that “archugrowl” would get you 😉 …now go listen to the rest! 😀

  132. kimk says:

    Kalei lol I am trying so hard not to!
    really just trying to hold out until it hits itunes.
    love the whole package.. would def say this one got an A++++++!!!

    lol but one thing…

    ok.. need to hear the whole song.. going to be nice-ish here and say no it is not that he doesn’t think he is ok and all just that he thought to himself..
    ‘hmm.. if I sing I AM BEAUTIFUL I will never hear the end of it from all the guys’
    so that being said.. I will behave. well somewhat.
    but if I have the chance I will ask him why he did not!! 🙂

  133. kimk says:

    angel lol I can’t I have to get dinner but I will.
    one at a time is all I can handle.

    I wasn’t too sure about Beautiful at first but not anymore.. oh and lol
    I HOPE there is a video of him singing the growl!!!

  134. angelbymyside says:

    kimk ~ Wait until you hear Pride (In The Name of Love). OMgosh the arrangement is fabulous!!

  135. kimk says:

    angel gosh I can’t wait for that.. whatever is next is what I am going for. have a feeling I will like a lot!

  136. angelbymyside says:

    kimk ~ you going to listen to them in order?

  137. kimk says:

    Martha I understand what you guys mean be Beautiful being a hit.. even the recording and production are great!! perfect!!

  138. kimk says:

    angel I am.

  139. tami lyn says:

    wonder how many copies of BEGIN need to be sold to be considered a success? anyone know?

  140. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Kimk, he just better do the archugrowl live. LOL
    I’m hoping Kari will start trying to book venues for him before he returns. Maybe a summer/fall 2014 tour. Is that too much to ask?? LOL
    If I could suggest one more song to give in to and listen to the long clip….Angel.

  141. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Isn’t it interesting that since David left we still do the following:
    Speculate what he’ll do next
    lose our breath when we hear him sing
    check on all the sites for any new stuff on David
    cry when we hear him sing
    wait for new music
    raise our pulses when we hear him sing
    wait for new pics and gems from Kari
    melt when we hear him sing
    hope for stealthy pics and stories from Chile
    sigh at the memories when we hear him sing
    watch past videos of performances
    thank the Lord above for him when we hear him sing

    And we thought there would be nothing to do.

  142. sarahhazel says:

    kimk–LOL you’re making me want to give in!!!….Beautiful was my #10 based on the 20-second snippets so I’m really pleasantly surprised by the rave reviews here!
    Is it Aug. 7 yet???!

  143. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Hmm Kalei wondering if he managed to sneak a music video for Broken for us before he left.

  144. tami lyn says:

    janel- you are so right. i thought for sure we would have run out of things to talk about by now but i am kind of worried for 2013 🙁

  145. sarahhazel says:

    Janel–not counting on a summer one but a fall tour maybe….guess it will all depend on David & the time it takes to get that going…..but I do want another Christmas tour!

  146. tami lyn says:

    david should not have to do 2 year mission, only 1 year because he was already doing a mission with his music and bringing lots of publicity to the mormon church.

  147. tami lyn says:

    sarahhazel- yes! and i would still like to know who the people are who tried to stop david’s christmas tour last year!

  148. sarahhazel says:

    tami lyn–1 year is still too long for me….should only be a 6-month mission.

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

    Does David still keep in contact with Jordin Sparks?

  150. tami lyn says:

    sarahhazel- u are right about that! he should be back for christmas 2012! why should he have to spend christmas and his birthday in chile far far away from his family, friends, and fans? makes me so sad 🙁

  151. sarahhazel says:

    tami lyn–we wish.. : -<

  152. sarahhazel says:


  153. sarahhazel says:

    dang, didn’t work.

  154. tami lyn says:

    at the very least missionaries should be allowed 2 weeks to come home for christmas then go back if they want. what would be wrong with that? why should they be made to suffer? i don’t get it 🙁

  155. Martha says:

    tami lyn – don’t be sad. The type of man David is, he is probably getting a lot of satisfaction and fulfillment doing what he is doing. This is what he wants to do and establishing relationships with people doing this is probably making him happy. Sure he’ll miss family and friends at the holidays, but he is making new friends and they are all in it together! I’m happy he’s happy! Look how wonderful he looked in the Chile pics! Even with bumps in the road, I believe he’s very content he’s there. JMO

  156. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Joanie – big Thank You for todays post! 🙂

    I have a thing about unconfirmed rumours being spread about like they’re truth…so i’m just gonna keep saying it….we don’t know if Jennette is lds or not. There seems to be a lot of swirling rumour around the issue but no evidence has turned up yet. I think if she was, there would be some interview somewhere or some tweet or some evidence from a direct source that she is or was but so far I haven’t seen or heard anything compelling and I have asked around and looked around. Just sayin’ .

    Loved the pic of the brain – hilarious! 🙂

  157. tami lyn says:

    martha- i’m sure your right but even if david doesn’t want to go home, his parents and little sisters must be missing him so much. i just can’t even imagine not seeing someone in my family for 2 years. just seems heartbreaking to me. maybe i am overly sensitive or something. sorry

  158. kimk says:

    Shanny why does it matter if she is or not?

  159. Suzanne says:

    Tami lyn–I’ve read that albums need to sell about 10,000 copies to start making money, but that break-even line varies greatly with the promotion invested in the album.

  160. Martha says:

    tami lyn – I bet they do miss him but I also think they are very proud of him, especially his parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents. They want him to be happy. Sometimes we go through discomfort for a greater good.

  161. Martha says:

    Sorry, I act like I know everything!! Just my opinions.

  162. tami lyn says:

    omg guess what people on twitter are trying to trend about david??! lol!

  163. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Megan, thanks for that. Seems like your mum and dad were in agreeance then. David might very well date non-lds girls. As you said…a casual date and marriage are two different things. Although a lot of people end up marrying the person they once ‘casually dated’, so my advice to my children is to ‘date wisely’. lol

    Cq, Kurt Bestor recently called david a prodigy. He came second on American idol. Tons of industry people have praised his ability. I definitely think you can rest assured that david really is ‘all that’. 🙂

  164. tami lyn says:

    thanks suzanne! 🙂

  165. sarahhazel says:

    tami lyn–what???

  166. Janel aka Nellie says:

    I saw that Tami…..little too much. oh well, no stopping people I guess.

  167. tami lyn says:

    haha!! 🙂

  168. Ali says:

    kimk – in Beautiful the first chorus is “I am beautiful” the second is “You are beautiful” and the last is “We are beautiful”. Don’t know that we’ve heard the first chorus yet 🙂

  169. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Kim, it doesn’t matter. Its just people keep talking about it like it’s fact. I think i’ve always had a thing about unsubstantiated rumours. Must be another ‘Shanny thing’. I seem to be uncovering a lot of those things lately…. 😯 😆

  170. tami lyn says:

    shanny- i will go ask cha cha! lol

  171. kimk says:

    Shanny I heard that all the way back to iCarly days.. think they all went to a dinner with her mom too after the taping? after that well there were all sorts of things being bantered about. I see no harm in it unless it is a bad thing that she is.
    and I don’t see that at all.

  172. Martha says:

    tami lyn – yeah, cha cha knows everything! lol

  173. kimk says:

    Ali you think he may of actually went all out? I hope he didn’t change the lyrics it means to me anyway he feels he is beautiful as well.. of course I mean inside.
    guess we will see soon enough and thanks!

  174. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Btw, I followed someone’s link to Jennette’s Generation Love youtube vid yesterday and it has a great message! Think I will purchase it and play it for my kids and indoctrinate them with the message a little. 😆 😉

    Speaking of musical messages…listen to the longer snippet of Broken is really hard to decipher what the song is about! Hopefully the full version will clear up the confusion. lol
    I’m also really curious and somewhat confused about the combination of songs and WHY david chose them. The more I have listened to the lyrics closely, the more confused I am. Some seem ‘inspirational’ and some don’t really seem that way at all. Hmmm….looking forward to analysing the album in its entirety and hopfeully understanding david’s concept a bit better.

  175. A Fan says:

    Does anyone remember the Ytube video showing a fan who had beautiful eyes and he was staring @ her. It was during the AI tour. I think that Jhen is right and David likes girls with beautiful eyes. JMHO.

  176. tami lyn says:

    cha cha said Yes! lol

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

    I’ve long heard that Jenette was lds. As long as we all know it’s rumor I don’t see what’s wrong with sharing what we’ve heard. And actually A LOT of what is said around here is speculation so if we’re only talking “facts” then maybe we should make a list of “forbidden topics” for everyone to adhere to. To each his own but sometimes it really gets to be too much, IMO.

  178. tami lyn says:

    a fan- omg yes i remember that vid! peeps were freaking out cuz david’s eyes looked crazy/freaky LOL he definitely gave that lucky girl an intense look. fans were analyzing it for months lol! i should go look for that 🙂

  179. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Tami Lyn – that would be great! (whoever cha cha is? lol) It would be great to get to the bottom of this once and for all! lol (probably for your guys sake, just as much as mine, so I can stop bugging you with my issue, lol)
    Kim…i can’t see any reason why it would be a bad thing, if she is/was either.

  180. kimk says:

    A fan ahh yes that one.. and you mean like he does!!

  181. tami lyn says:

    ksf- well said! 🙂

  182. Fiona says:

    Janel (5.05) beautifully said!!!!! 🙂

  183. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    A fan – haha, yep I remember that too. Twas a fun vid! 🙂

    Ksf, the thing is people don’t talk about it like it’s speculation. They talk like it’s fact.
    But anyway, don’t worry about it guys. I seem to keep taking over fod with my ‘issues’ the last couple of days and I don’t like doing that. I will bite my tongue about it from now on.

  184. collegemom says:

    Here is the video of David when he looks over at that beautiful girl after the hug http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKcZMkuvodA

  185. sj says:

    I don’t think Jennette is LDS. She’s not listed here http://famousmormons.net/tv7.html
    And I’ve only seen the same daily Herald article quoted where they made an assumption I believe. There are a few things that I’ve seen or read that lead me to believe that she is religious and a Christian but not a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

    Had a fun experience at Deseret Book today with the cute little old lady that worked there trying to sell me on pre-ordering BEGIN. It was super cute, I finally leaned over, as she was getting out the promo sheet with the track list on it to show me that I would probably be familiar with some of the songs, and told her I was a big fan and already knew what songs would be on it and have heard parts of them and they are wonderful. She was talking to my friend first, who likes to tease me and tried to sell her first and my friend said oh no I’m not buying it, but I think he’s cute and the then the lady said oh and he has such a beautiful voice, so I took over from their and said that I would love to pre-order it. Anyway it was kinda fun, and she was adorable.

  186. sj says:

    Arghh, “took over from there”

  187. sarahhazel says:

    Are you guys talking about this video?

  188. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    I have to say…i also give a vote for Angels. It’s a beautiful kind of haunting song anyway…but sung by david, really brings out that almost ‘transcendental’ message/feel to the song. Had it on major repeat last night. Only problem is…as others have said…it ends just as david is building up into the next chorus and I wanna hear him sing the rest! Waaah!!!

  189. Ali says:

    kimk – not sure since we haven’t heard the whole song yet but got my fingers crossed lol. I think it’ll be gorgeous no matter what but I have to admit that I am hoping he kept the I am beautiful part. Lolol fans focus on some of the funniest things, right? 😉

    So so so excited to hear this whole album.

  190. meganloves2lol says:

    tami lyn- what were they trying to trend!?

  191. sarahhazel says:

    collegemom–I think that’s the one!

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

    Aww…she’s not part of the club it seems, lol. Really…what does it matter?

  193. tami lyn says:

    thanks collegemom 🙂 that still freaks me out lol! wonder if that incredibly lucky girl ever saw the vid? i guess now we know what type david is attracted to, haha!

  194. tami lyn says:

    sarahhazel- never saw that one! david flirting with caitlin too!lol does he have an idea what he is doing?lol

  195. angelbymyside says:

    collegemom ~ I have always loved that video of David looking at that pretty girl…so sweet!

  196. tami lyn says:

    megan- YouKnowDavidArchuletaIsPissedOff LOL!

  197. sj says:

    It doesn’t matter, was just adding what I’d seen to the discussion. Guess I was just assuming that maybe SHE wouldn’t like the assumption that she’s Mormon if she’s not. Doesn’t really matter to me if people think she is, she’s seems like s great girl and if she is or isn’t that’s great, doesn’t change a thing for me, was just trying to help.

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

    sarahhazel – I remember that video. Caitlin is really pretty. I can see why David would check her out, lol.

  199. kimk says:

    Somewhere Only We Know is beautiful.. dang it reminds me of a Beatle song and for the life of me I can’t quite place which one!!
    going to drive me crazy til I figure it out!

  200. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Haha! Sj, I loved that story! Go little old ladies!!! Keep plugging our guy! 🙂

  201. tami lyn says:

    ksf- maybe the real rumor is that david is sweet and innocent while all this time he’s really been checking out and flirting with thousands of girls here and across the world LOL!

  202. sj says:

    Shanny are you ever on twitter anymore?

  203. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Janel, I also loved your list! 🙂
    Seems david’s singing shuts down all our bodily functions too! lolol

  204. sarahhazel says:

    Anymore videos of David checking out fangirls? 😉

  205. kimk says:

    sarahhazel lol there is the one at the idol tour with the dark haired girl.. and also the one in Hawaii.

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

    sj – I apologize if I offended you. It just seemed there was this mission to prove that she wasn’t lds or was somehow not “good enough” to be lds? But, I apologize for assigning my own negative view to YOUR thoughts and motives.

  207. sarahhazel says:

    kimk–saw the one in Hawaii….kinda turned me off cuz the guy holding the camera was pretty annoying and rude.

  208. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Sj, haven’t been on twitter for ages. I just can’t seem to force myself to like it. I’ll give you my email though.

    Sorry about getting you into the fray just now. Think the messages are more directed towards me though since I’m the one who got on the bandwagon….

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

    tami lyn – haha! That’s actually kind of a scary thought, lol. Kind of like a Twilight Zone episode. That would be crazy!! And David would be THE GREATEST actor who has ever lived. 😯

  210. sj says:

    Ksf 🙂 – no need to apologize I wasn’t offended, just realized that it could have been interpreted that way so thought I’d throw a little clarification in as to what I meant. Anyway, it’s all good. Sometimes this Internet conversing is so difficult to convey what you mean, but I do think it helps improves writing skills. I realize how often we know in our heads exactly what we mean but it doesn’t always come out that way when you write it down. Lol

  211. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Jennette is a sweet, lovely young lady who is singing songs about ‘generation love’. No-one said anything about her not being good enough.

  212. sj says:

    Shanny, no problem. No harm done. I’d love your email, something I wanted to ask you from quite a ways back, do you want to direct message it to me on twitter?

  213. sj says:

    Love my error in my “it helps improves writing skills” hahaha. Need to proofread more. Oy

  214. Elysian says:

    Janel- I loved your sweet story of how Elysion has not forgotten your act of kindness. It seems that you have made a friend for life 🙂 By the way, he has a cool name but he spells it wrong! LOL!

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

    Shanny – Nope, they didn’t. It’s just me wearing the wrong set of glasses, lol.

  216. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Very true Sj. 🙂

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

    sj – thanks…I’m relieved to hear that, lol 🙂

  218. tami lyn says:

    why are people thinking she is not lds? i’m sure she is.

  219. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Elysian, lol…thanks for clarifying that…i was kinda confused about who Janell was talking about because I was trying to put 2 (Elysion) and 2 (you) together and coming up with 5. lol So there are TWO Elysian/Elysion’s in the fandom!
    I have always loved your name btw. If I could go back in time, I may have chosen Elysian for MY screename! 🙂

  220. kimk says:

    David Archuleta ‏@DavidArchie
    David talks about the BEGIN. album while he was in the studio recording. Check out what he says here —>


  221. Elysian says:

    I was skeptical the other day when some of you were commenting on how much better the snippets sound when you use headphones because I couldn’t imagine them sounding any better. I have been listening to them all through my computer. Last night, however, I used my earbuds for the first time and I almost fell out of bed!!! OMGOOOOSHH! I could hear vocal inflections and nuances that I hadn’t heard before. Also, the orchestration, especially on Beautiful and Every Things Hurts was simply breathtaking!! It felt like was floating on a cloud of gorgeous sound! That was just with earbuds!! I am actually afraid to get headphones because if the sound quality gets any better, I’m a goner! LOL! Oh, well, I can’t live forever! 🙂

  222. tami lyn says:

    cha cha or some site like that actually said david had a relationship(how they define that who knows? but anyway) with jordan pruitt. they said he was only friends with charice and only friends with demi. jordan seems to fly under the radar so have not been able to confirm this. of course lol. everything has to be a mystery 🙂

  223. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd #DA2014 says:
  224. angelbymyside says:

    DAVID!!!!!!!!!! 😀

    David talks about the BEGIN. album while he was in the studio recording. Check out what he says here —> http://youtu.be/e1F3tgItyFQ (ks)

  225. kimk says:

    closeups of him singing!! SHORT BUT SWEET!!

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

    LOVE IT! Great video 😛

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

    Dang it kimk & abms, you beat me to it, lol, my computer being kind of slow, dang it, lol

  228. McKenzie Harris says:

    Finally had the chance to read the Burger article and Rickey’s post. I see where some may find the line about David being a pop star first regardless of where he goes as being a snarky dig, but I think it is actually a fair observation based on the video. When I first watched that video, I was struck by how much it reminded of the videos of the meet and greets with David at his concerts.

    Overall, I think write ups in the Salt Lake Tribune and Rickey’s is a good thing because it keeps his name out there. I’ve said it before but an artist should really start worrying when nobody cares enough about you to write about you. As a journalist, Burger has to put some spin on the article to draw interest. I don’t think he dislikes David. If he did, he would not write about him and give him free publicity. Same with Rickey. Contrast that to Americanidol.com which has managed to ignore all of David’s activities and releases this year. If anyone does not “like” David, I’d say it is American Idol, or at least the people who run the show’s website.

  229. tami lyn says:

    omg david tweeted!!!!!

  230. Elysian says:

    Shanny- Aww, thanks! I used to read a lot of Greek mythology so I chose Elysian for Elysian fields, which was the final resting place for the heroic and virtuous. Not that I am either of those but I just thought it sounded pretty too. I remember when Janel wrote about Elysion the first time and I was surprised that someone had that as a real name. It seems like the male version of my screename. 🙂

  231. cc halo says:

    There’s an online magazine called “Mormon Artist” that lists Jenette McCurdy as an LDS actress. Besides the Minor Details movie, which is an LDS project shown in the LDS film festval (though not religious in content), there was a small LDS film she was in that I found (but can’ seem to locate now) last time the question came up. I’m too lame on this iPad to post links.

  232. sarahhazel says:

    kimk–OMJ….his face while recording….so into it….but why so short???…gaahhh!….
    I want more!!!

  233. angelbymyside says:

    BEGIN. Photo contest on the OS!!


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

    Beth – lol

  235. kimk says:


    To celebrate the launch of David’s new album BEGIN., we invite you to submit a photograph to a special contest to win prizes! You can send in any photo that represents the theme or idea of BEGIN. to you so long as it meets the rules below. Example photos might include newborn babies, seedlings, kittens, first day of school, etc. Three “Staff Favorite” photos will earn their owners VIP t-shirts and bags from the “My Kind of Christmas” tour, and the sender of the top photo will also receive a photograph autographed by David! All accepted photos will be displayed in a gallery on DavidArchuleta.com, with credit given to the owners.
    Contest Rules: Each person may submit only one photo. Each entered photo must be owned by the person who submits it. We will check to ensure that photos are original; participants who submit photos that are not their original work will be disqualified. Photos must NOT contain the image of David Archuleta or his name in them. Photos must be a minimum size of 400 by 600 pixels.

    Send your photos to fans@davidarchuleta.com by August 14, 2012 with your name and location, as well as a title or short description of your photo. Winners will be chosen and and notified via email shortly after that date. Photos will be added to the gallery as they are accepted so get yours in early for the most views!
    DavidArchuleta.com retains the right to reject any photo submission that is deemed inappropriate.

  236. angelbymyside says:

    BEGIN. Photo contest

    To celebrate the launch of David’s new album BEGIN., we invite you to submit a photograph to a special contest to win prizes! You can send in any photo that represents the theme or idea of BEGIN. to you so long as it meets the rules below. Example photos might include newborn babies, seedlings, kittens, first day of school, etc. Three “Staff Favorite” photos will earn their owners VIP t-shirts and bags from the “My Kind of Christmas” tour, and the sender of the top photo will also receive a photograph autographed by David! All accepted photos will be displayed in a gallery on DavidArchuleta.com, with credit given to the owners.
    Contest Rules: Each person may submit only one photo. Each entered photo must be owned by the person who submits it. We will check to ensure that photos are original; participants who submit photos that are not their original work will be disqualified. Photos must NOT contain the image of David Archuleta or his name in them.  Photos must be a minimum size of 400 by 600 pixels.
    Send your photos to fans@davidarchuleta.com by August 14, 2012 with your name and location, as well as a title or short description of your photo. Winners will be chosen and and notified via email shortly after that date. Photos will be added to the gallery as they are accepted so get yours in early for the most views!
    DavidArchuleta.com retains the right to reject any photo submission that is deemed inappropriate.

  237. sarahhazel says:

    Looked like a Q&A kinda thing so maybe there’s part 2 or more of that David vid!

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

    Hey ksf! lol, no matter how hard I try, I can never beat those two, bringing info here 🙄 😆 I keep trying though(& failing) 😀 So great to hear from David 😀

  239. cc halo says:

    Oh yeah, Jenette’s three brothers all speak foreign languages–suggests to me that they were missionaries. Not “proof” of anything, but yeah, I’d bet she’s Mormon.

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

    Beth – it really is great to hear from him!! 🙂 I guess we did get a “vlog” today, after all!

  241. kimk says:

    sarahhazel oh it could be.. maybe we will get more!!?

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

    sarahhazel – yeah, I think you’re right. More to come!! 🙂

  243. Martha says:

    McKenzie – I agree with you. Not much buzz lately about BEGIN. but some buzz about the Concert in Chile. Anything to carry us to the release date. Hopefully, this buzz won’t cause them to hold back on the October concert; maybe they could release their own vid to help control its content.

  244. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Hey, i’ve got a photo I could submit already on my computer! I’ll have to send it in.

    Elysian, yes I remember quite a while ago you talking about what your screename meant and I liked it then. I also like the sound of it. 🙂

    Cchalo, yes I remember you giving me a few deets about Jennette once. That’s what set me off on my hunt for the truth originally. lol I would be interested in reading the magazine link if you’ve got it please? As for the movie thing – tons of non-lds actors have performed in lds movies. But anyway…. *shrugs* 🙂

  245. Elysian says:

    sarahhazel- I was thinking the same thing!!!! It would be great promo if they released more of these short videos leading up to the release of BEGIN.

  246. kimk says:

    Patty-Ann ‏@pabuckie
    I love his eyelashes

    Patty-Ann ‏@pabuckie
    @DavidArchie BEGIN. sounds loving, beautiful, and peaceful…like you.

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

    ksf, yeah, I love that vid. kari did say there are more surprises coming, so who knows whats coming next 😀

  248. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    I wonder what they are going to do with the photos? Just some fun contest or are they planning on using them for something….cos I just realised…my picture is neat enough but it’s far from professional quality. :-/

  249. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Are we in squeeing mode here?? 51 seconds, short but better than nothing! 🙂

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

    Beth – drought? what drought?? Lol 🙂 Can’t wait to see what’s in store.

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

    Is it difficult for you guys to scroll up & down here at FOD? I dont know if its all of the vids at the top of each thread that does it or what(of course I love the vids & dont want them to go anywhere, but…..I dont know whats causing the problem.

  252. Janel aka Nellie says:

    What Begin. photo contest? I missed something again….didn’t I? LOL

  253. sarahhazel says:

    Janel–who knows…that might just be a teaser! 😉

  254. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Oh man, we’ve got my Brother In Law staying with us at the moment and with his additional use of the internet it seems to put us over our download limit for a few days each month. It’s hard enough to refresh FOD at the moment but now I can’t get david’s video to work! Waaahhh!

  255. tami lyn says:

    david and jennette are so cute together but i don’t seeing any chemistrythere. i did see some sparks between him and miranda lol

  256. tami lyn says:

    shanny- oh no 🙁

  257. Elysian says:

    Shanny- Wow, you have an excellent memory! Sometimes I can’t even remember what I had for lunch! LOL!

  258. kimk says:

    love that David explained that BEGIN will be more easy listening type music because of what he is doing the next year and a half.
    saw some folks wanting or perhaps expecting pop songs.
    maybe this will help with them understanding.. and of course enjoying!

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

    Goodnight Everyone, Take Care All!

    Going to go get the towels out of the dryer,
    get a couple of other things done & turn in,
    need some sleep. Of course, I need to listen
    to the snippets again, watch the vlog, again,
    then sleep 😆

    ksf, drought? no drought here, its raining
    buckets of Archugoodnes for all fans 😀

  260. sarahhazel says:

    Beth–that’s weird…was gonna take the towels out from the dryer too….LOL

  261. sarahhazel says:

    Goodnite, Beth!

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

    Beth – yep 🙂 Goodnight!

  263. sarahhazel says:

    Anybody know about the ring he’s wearing on that video?

  264. Elysian says:

    Beth- Goodnight and enjoy those amazing snippets!

  265. muldur says:

    that would be his Choose The Right ring I would guess.

  266. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Yay, I managed to watch it – a bit choppy but I got the message. I will have to rewatch at a later date. I loved what he said, it was enlightening I think….especially since i’m currently feeling a little confused about the concept of this album. lol
    Does anyone else feel a little confused or is it just me…? lol

    Elysian…i remembered because it impressed me. 🙂

  267. sarahhazel says:

    muldur–oh yeah…thanks!

  268. Elysian says:

    Shanny- 🙂

  269. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Beth, yes the more vids and pictures posted on the front page, the harder time I have scrolling the FOD page. It’s a catch 22 situation isn’t it. :-/
    I think it’s a downloading issue Beth.
    Australia has shocking internet speed and where I live in particular is even worse.

  270. kimk says:

    Shanny kittens and babies.. BEGIN song choices are more about social consciousness so yes I am confused.

  271. Candy says:

    Tomorrow I’m off to Texas for 10 days, will miss everyone. Please take care…and behave. *evil grin* I’ll check in from my phone when I can. Hold down the fort! Msg me if anything earth shattering happens! Like David runs off and elopes from a pretty Chilean girl! 😉

  272. Elysian says:

    Shanny- I think that the concept of the CD is to acknowledge that although life often involves pain, loneliness and despair, it can be overcome if we acknowledge the beauty in ourselves, in others and in life. I think that all of the songs seek to encourage those who are in a dark place that there is light and hope if we reach out to each other. Beautiful, Don’t Give Up, Everything Hurts, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Angels, True Colors, Pride, Someplace Only We Go are all inspirational and uplifting in terms of the message. I have a guess as to what Broken may be about, but I am probably all wrong. LOL!

  273. Candy says:

    OMG A VLOG FROM DAVID?????? Holy Heck…was too busy packing and I missed it!

  274. kimk says:

    Candy enjoy!

  275. sarahhazel says:

    Candy–LOL….very short and sweet….hoping for more to come!

  276. sarahhazel says:

    Candy–have fun on your Texas trip!

  277. Elysian says:

    Shanny- Ohh I see now where the confusion lies. The title BEGIN and idea of kittens and babies, when contrasted with the deep and emotional message of the songs does seem incongruous. Perhaps the idea is that even after being at what appears to be the depths of despair and sadness, we have the ability to survive and start anew in life. Life offers us endless opportunities to BEGIN again, if we just recognize and grasp those opportunities. IDK, that’s the best I can come with. 🙂

  278. breanne says:

    ING dropped to #6 today on Chart Central. Be sure to use all your email addresses & vote:

    VOTE 1 song hourly for ING (currently #1), Forevermore & Nandito Ako on Chart Central:

  279. Elysian says:

    Oops- come up with

  280. kimk says:

    kitten and baby pics are adorable.. not so much ones of civil strife, war and being bullied.

  281. Elysian says:

    kimk- That Chris Isaak song that you found the link to the other day is exactly the one that reminded me of the first few notes of Broken!

  282. angelbymyside says:

    candy ~ have a great vacation in Texas! 🙂

  283. pocoelsy says:

    Hi all,

    Thank you for the new post Joanie 🙂 love all the fans’ creations so dedicated and creative.

    Ok before my comp. turn it’s back on me , it’s still not in a good mood!!!…today is the day that David skyped his Thaifans from Manila….they were so excited and over the moon …here is the vid…what a memory!!!<3

    I'll have to slowly go through the post and comments slowly hehe, so have a nice day all <3

  284. kimk says:

    Oh my heck.. Everybody Hurts is AMAZING!!
    I love the backup vocals!!
    hmm this is a FAV!!!!!

  285. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Thanks Kim and Elysian. I do feel that the concept is about overcoming pain and accepting yourself and others. I guess my confusion has grown the more I have listened to these longer previews and listened to each line in the song and wondered what was it that resonated with david that he chose to include each particular song. I feel that Tosod had a.similar concept but this album seems to have a lot more focus on the pain. Like for instance last night I think I must have listened to Angel on repeat for a couple of hours straight (i really like the song lol) and it speaks of escaping ‘this dark cold hotel room and the endlessness that you fear’, and ‘the wreakage of your silent reverie’, ‘let me be empty, weightless and maybe i’ll find some peace tonight’ and ‘everywhere you turn there’s vultures and thieves at your back’. I can’t help but think of david there in the philippines (or anywhere, it’s just the ph was the last ‘hotel room’ he was in, particularly when he was choosing these songs) in a ‘cold, dark hotel room’, lying there in the dark, with deep pain and loneliness. Of course the song talks about finding peace in the arms of an angel but I don’t know…sigh…i guess I just feel this song is uplifting in a sad way, rather than a joyful way if this makes sense? Is that what david was aiming for? After all, some people felt that TOSOD was too much of the latter and not the former and had a hard time relating to it as a result. Maybe david took that on board with the song choices on this album? I also can’t help but wonder…did this song resonate with him because of the sad message, which feels likely to me…but if that’s the case, then it kind of makes me feel sad, feeling david’s pain like that and makes me wish I could take it away. I mean, if fame and it’s demands make him THAT miserable, then oh my gosh david….you.ve got my permission to give it all up! I know there is definitely a down side to it all but I don’t want to be enabling the pain in his life like that! 😯 So yeah….i guess i’m feeling some contradictions in this album which are making me feel confused. I guess for the casual listener, who hasn’t followed david, these songs wouldn’t have.the same connotations that they have.for me…? Sorry bout the ramble…it’s hard to fix it on my phone and make it more coherent and succinct.

  286. Martha says:

    Just read on the Facebook event page of the Concert in Chile that the next concert on October 13 will not be open to the public, only young single adults who brought friends this time will be able to attend. I don’t know what authority the person writing this has; it was under the comments of one entry.

  287. Elysian says:

    kimk- I know, right????!!!!! I love Everybody Hurts, Beautiful, actually all of them. 🙂

  288. kimk says:

    Martha that makes sense.. that is the original purpose of it all anyway.

  289. cq#DA2014 says:

    Loved the vlog, but that contest is kinda confusing. It’s like a pre-teen contest. I just don’t get it. BEGIN. is such a wonderful mature album and we a have a cute, children’s contest. Oh well at least we have something.

  290. kimk says:

    Elysian just up to EH.. this cd will be EPIC!!

  291. Martha says:

    kimk – yes, I guess so. Oh well, I was hoping for more and better vids so we could hear him talk again. And then possibly more concerts (like a tour, JK).

  292. kimk says:

    cq I will adventure to guess they might not want to go that deep into the true meaning of those songs with this contest? perhaps just BEGIN in the true sense of the word and not the song choices?
    I don’t take pics so it doesn’t matter.. but looking forward to seeing them and I am sure there will be a ton of fabulous ones and I hope they post them all!

  293. Robin F says:

    So glad thats the direction David wants to go with his music!! I love soulful David!!!

    We went to Red Rocks today and saw the ampitheater. It was so beautiful, David’s voice would just soar there.

  294. cq#DA2014 says:

    Candy, enjoy your vacation.

  295. kimk says:

    Martha lol I wish too.. but think they are looking to spread the word not spread the Archuloving…

  296. angelbymyside says:

    a pre-teen/children’s contest???

  297. kimk says:

    Martha but you never know.. as with anything things ‘pop’ up…

  298. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Elysian 8:30 – yes! You got what I’m feeling. And that is exactly what I ‘think’ this album is about. Or at least meant to be about. It’s the deeply sad emotions that it also conveys that just leave me feeling ‘incongruous’ as you so aptly described. I wonder if this album turned out how david intended or did some of his sadder feelings subconsciously slip in, even though he was going for ‘uplifting’?

  299. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Candy, excited for you and hope you have a wonderful time! 🙂

  300. Elysian says:

    Shanny- I don’t get the sense that David chose the songs that he did because he himself was feeling the sadness that is prevalent in all of the songs. I think that TOSD actually is more representative of his own outlook on life, which is eternally positive and optimistic. However, I think that some critics thought that that the sunny outlook of the songs was too Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm-esque. My guess is that since he knew he was going to Chile where he would see a lot more suffering and sadness than he has ever encountered before, he wanted to speak to that and sing songs which would recognize these emotions, but also send the message that these emotions can be overcome. While David is on his mission, he may be conveying this same message everyday in person to everyone he encounters. My interpretation however, is probably all wet! LOL!

  301. Martha says:

    kimk – true, but his popularity has caused people to at least get in the door to hear their message, when maybe they wouldn’t have before.

    But yes, I see your point.

  302. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Kim…lol…’spread the word not the Archuloving’ haha, I guess that is probably true…but I don’t mind the Archu loving bit being spread too! lol

  303. Robin F says:

    Shanny I love Angel as well and have for many years. Even though I don’t have any of the feelings the song portrays I like the raw emotion of it and David is great with raw emotion. He can imagine a friend or family member feeling the pain and so he can sing it. It is really about somebody else talking about a person close to them. It says “You’re in the arms of the angels”. Singers chose songs sometimes because it has emotion even though its not thier own emotion.

  304. cc halo says:

    Shanny, I always assumed that LDS is something that David and Jenette have in common, or else he’d probably be hanging out with Miranda Cosgrove or Miley Cyrus (LOL). Like others here, I certainly don’t see any attraction on his part. You sound doubtful about her being LDS. How come? Maybe she just likes to keep it on the down low. You could try to Google Jenette and Mormon Artist.

    Elysian, before we heard that David didn’t write the lyrics to Broken, I was thinking about when David was on tour with Demi Lovato not too long before her meltdown and when she was rumored to be cutting. The words sound very compassionate and he sent her such a supportive tweet when her album, UNBROKEN, came out late last year–I thought I saw a connection. Now when the full version comes out this will probably sound totally foolish, but I can’t wait to hear it.

  305. josie says:

    Awwww….the vlog. :):) And he licked his lips. lol…So I leave for a few days and y’all are marrying him off already, huh?

  306. tami lyn says:

    for being only 21 david certainly is emotional, intense, deep, and thoughtful beyond his years. from everything we know he is an extremely sensitive, caring, and compassionate person. the sadness, pain, and tragedy in this world probably breaks his heart and that’s why he is such an amazing singer/performer.

  307. kimk says:

    Shanny lol me too. wonder if that Archuloving stuff hinders him being able to do what he is there for.
    so far I think things are going ok from what I can tell no crazy stuff.. even the little fan fun didn’t seem out of place.
    what I saw was a lot of love yes for David but what I also saw was smiles on folks faces and way I see it that can only mean good feelings.

  308. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Elysian, yes I always felt that TOSOD was more representative of his outlook but a lot of water has gone under the bridge since he was writing that album and I would say most of it probably wasn’t easy for david. I hope his sadness hasn’t been as deep as what is represented in these songs.
    And your thoughts on Chile were very interesting and insightful. That could be a part of it. And yep, the critics of TOSOD thing too. 🙂

  309. Elysian says:

    cchalo- That’s a very intriguing interpretation of Broken. You very well may be correct. When I heard the longer snippet, my first thought was that Broken may be David’s version of Prayer for the Children. I believe Kurt Bestor wrote it after seeing the suffering of the children in war torn Bosnia. Since David has been a supporter of Invisible Children, I thought he was singing about how those poor Ugandan children have been torn from their families and forced to be child soldiers and sex slaves. Their hearts have truly been broken! I realize that David wrote the music and not the lyrics to Broken, but I have to believe that after having lovingly crafted such a beautiful melody, he would want to have a lot of say in the message the song conveyed. Again, I am probably all wet regarding this interpretation!! LOL! I too can hardly wait to hear the entire song and an explanation of what it is really about! 🙂

  310. kimk says:

    josie yup.

  311. Martha says:

    kimk and shanny – there was only about 70 people there from the reports of fans who were there. A small crowd like that shouldn’t have caused too much commotion. He’s probably not aware of all the attention it got here.

  312. josie says:

    I might be wrong, but I kind of think that David might have “high high’s”, and “low low’s.” Like, whatever he feels, he feels it deeply. And no matter how much he smiles, you can read his emotions in his eyes. 🙁

  313. Miss Vicki says:

    So happy to get a short David vblog today….And I just love how he has come full circle from that wonderfully mature and passionate interview he gave in August 2008 (I think it was in DC) where he talks of his love of music and his love of Sara Bareilles and Jason Mraz …..And now he is recording songs with messages and meaningful lyrics…..Our man child is growing up personally and musically….I am so priveleged to witness this transformation from a genius kid to a mega genius super talented and mature young man……Miss Vicki

  314. Elysian says:

    Its been fun talking with all of you this evening! My cousin just got out of the hospital today so my sister and I are bring her dinner so I have to run. have a great night everyone!

  315. cq#DA2014 says:

    From the snippets, I have to disagree with David about the album being easy listening, to me, it is SO MUCH MORE!!!!!

  316. tami lyn says:

    yeah, easy listening is the last thing i would call it.

  317. Kalei says:

    I think the photo contest is to keep interest high for BEGIN. This is a more creative contest since it’s not specifically about having a great photo of David or adding his name to a photo. I think they’re looking for fans’ interpretations of BEGIN. – it might be literal lik a newborn baby or a wedding photo, or it could be more inspirational like what BEGIN. means to you, hope, love, forgiveness etc… – I think everyone should submit a photo to support the contest – plus they’re posting them online so we can all share the pics!

  318. Kalei says:


  319. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Robin and Tami Lyn, yes, great thoughts! Very true. And it would be very like david to be thinking ‘which songs would reach the most people in the best way’. Perhaps I am reading too much ‘david’ into it? That sounds very possible to me right now. lol

    Cchalo…i’m not sure if I’m doubtful of her being LDS or not? I think I really am just a person who likes facts to be based on evidence not rumour. There is definitely a lot of ‘soft evidence’ for it which makes me think it’s more than likely true but then, just because something is popular or repeated often, doesn’t make it true. There are plenty of examples of that in the world. Plus, i’m thinking with the amount of chatter about it, over a long period of time, you’d expect there to be some sort of ‘hard evidence’ confirming or discrediting it surely. Don’t know. *shrug* I feel like I got it out of my system for today though, lol, although I don’t know about the future. lol 😉

  320. BEGIN.
    As the August 7, 2012 release date for David Archuleta’s new album, BEGIN., quickly approaches, we have been treated to little snippets of the phenomenal vocals David delivers on this latest undertaking. Tackling covers of some of the greatest songs of all time is no easy feat, that is unless you are David Archuleta. Even though each of these little morsels are only 20 seconds or so in length, it is quite evident David has once again put his heart and soul into each of these songs presented to us. I for one can not wait to hear the album in its entirety; to experience David’s luscious velvet vocals as he presents songs other artists only dream they could do justice to.
    All of this excitement over and anticipation of this new album has triggered my creative side again. My latest writing endeavor is in honor of David’s immense heart and talent. I have combined BEGIN. and the titles of the tracklist selections to create this composition. I hope you enjoy it.


    A New Journey

    BEGIN. a new journey today. Don’t worry about the ugliness of the past; it is gone. Today is a new day. Today we can appreciate the wonderful world surrounding us. We just need to look at the trees and the flowers and the animals and all the wonders God has given us. If we take it all in and look at the details, we can fully value the magnificence of each one of God’s special creations. We must start experiencing the goodness of the world and make our lives, and the lives of those around us, more BEAUTIFUL.

    BEGIN. to be a part of the world again. Sometimes we try to hide from the world, in a secret place, SOMEWHERE ONLY WE KNOW, but this is not usually productive. Hiding from the world won’t make things better. We need to face our problems head on to find the right solution. We must live in this world and be a part of this world.

    BEGIN. each new challenge with an “I can do it” attitude. Even though the challenge might be great, DON’T GIVE UP without giving it a good fight. Sometimes a little perseverance is all we need to overcome an obstacle. And who knows, we might just find out that the whole thing wasn’t as bad as we first thought.

    BEGIN. to pick up the pieces of a BROKEN life. Determine what we need to do to put everything back together. Sometimes glue might work, but other times we might need to start from scratch. When we finally see our life as a complete picture again, we will be equipped to help others pick up their own pieces. And, as we help others mend their breaks, we will also strengthen our own beings.

    BEGIN. to care for mankind. We should try to be there when someone needs us. Once we realize EVERYBODY HURTS from time to time, we’re on our way to finding a way to help others overcome their pain. We must prove to them they don’t have to deal with their hurts alone. Pain is easier to handle when it is shared by others.

    BEGIN. righting the wrongs seen in the world each day. We should take the time to care for someone or something other than ourselves. We can be an earthly ANGEL ready to stand up and help those in need. If we ask God what we can do to help other people in our world who are less fortunate, we might be surprised by His answer. Any of us can be a friend to the friendless or an anchor in a storm. Even a simple smile might be the cure for someone’s awful day.

    BEGIN. to reach out to those trapped in the chaos of life. We can be the BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER, rising higher than the turbulence pulling others down into the dark murky waters. Be prepared to throw out a life-line if someone starts to loose their hold. We can be the strong structure keeping others out of the bubbling insanity called life.

    BEGIN. to consider how others feel. It’s alright to be concerned about ourselves some of the time, but PRIDE can do us more harm than good, if we’re not careful. Be humble and remember everything we have has been given to us by our Father in Heaven, IN THE NAME OF LOVE, and it can all be taken away from us again if we are not appreciative.

    BEGIN. to look at the world through the eyes of others. Try to see what they see. Don’t judge someone negatively just because they are different than us or see things differently. If we give everyone a chance to let their TRUE COLORS shine through, we just might find the world can be a more beautiful place; a place bursting with vibrant, happy colors. Our Earth might just turn out to be a paradise, like God intended it to be.

    BEGIN. each day with God. We need to make it a habit to spend time with Him every day. We must put down all of our worldly distractions and say “BE STILL MY SOUL, I want to hear what God has to say to me today.” As we ask Him for help with all we have to do, we should also thank Him for all he does for us each day. We should take time to read His words and learn from them, so we can be the very best we can be, every day. Then we can start to change our lives. But first, we must… BEGIN.

  321. Miss Vicki says:

    Hey Josie….I watched the video again and yep…..He licked his lips…..missed him doing that since his Idol days…..Maybe he needs more chaptick……..HA HA HA…..Miss Vicki

  322. cc halo says:

    Martha, I did see that the gal who was at the devotional corrected herself and said that there were more than a hundred people there–it sounded like maybe a couple hundred?

    Elysian, that sounds like a good possibility–especially if Kurt Bestor was the writer? I have no idea, of course.

  323. kimk says:

    wow. Don’t Give Up is beautiful.. Libbie is a perfect choice to sing this with him.

    this cd is not easy listening as I see it at all.
    or is it about puppies and kittens.

    Don’t Give Up is a very mature song.. kind of surprised he chose it really.
    I need to hear all of this!!

  324. Miss Vicki says:

    Everyday Lurker (Margy)…..WOW JUST WOW….HOW PROFOUND…. Thank you so much……Miss Vicki

  325. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Martha only 70 people! 😯 That sucks!

    Josie, I think you could be right. He is obviously a deep feeling person.

    Kim , I have often wondered that too. Although I began to presume he mustn’t be too inhibited or we’d hear more about him?

  326. Martha says:

    cchalo – thanks for the correction. I hadn’t heard. So they did have a good group there. Thats good. I thought 70 was sure small.

  327. Sorry everyone! I hit the wrong button and it submitted before I wrote my comment
    about New Journey. I guess I am sleep deprived! lol

    I read this beautiful piece on AFS last week sometime and just thought it did a great job of tie-ing in BEGIN….with all of the beautiful songs that David chose for his album.
    I just loved it, and thought it might help those who might be trying to understand the title and his song choices. This is one fan’s beautiful interpretation.

  328. kimk says:

    Kalei that is my thought.. BEGIN promo.
    good idea too.

  329. Hi Again … Miss Vickie…..Isn’t “A New Journey” just beautiful. It was written by :

    PandasMama (Margy) ——Cacophony Vs Harmony

    She deserves all the credit! It is unbelievable! I have already sent this piece to my sister who is struggling with life and having a very difficult time right now. Even though David didn’t write this beautiful piece….I feel David’s heart in it!

  330. josie says:

    That really is an awesome piece, Everyday. Thanks for posting it. 🙂

  331. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Everyday Lurker, it sure is beautiful. And very creative. It needs to be put on one of those inspiration wall plaques or something. Thanks for sharing it. 🙂

    Kalei, I like the idea of the contest too. It makes it fun to get people involved and interested. There are plenty of unsophisticated things we adults do in this world, like squee and argue on websites. lololol Just kidding, just kidding. But you know…baby showers, themeparks, board games…the list is endless. It’s all just about having fun. 🙂

  332. kimk says:

    ohh.. Angel
    I love this cd.
    miss David.

  333. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Haha kim, love reading all your reactions. He’s a prodigy for sure is our guy! 🙂

  334. josie says:

    Ohhh…I just saw the “swear” word. Too funny, David. lol. Actually, that IS a swear word in my household.

  335. kimk says:

    Bridge Over Troubled Waters is great.. I love what he does with his vocals.. almost like he is changing what he normally does? not sure how to describe it! LOVE!!!

  336. kimk says:

    Shanny cried when I heard Angel.. going in for Broken now.
    I love this cd.

  337. Hi Josie and Shanny…. You’re so welcome!

    Margy is an amazing writer. I just love what she wrote!!! Her interpretations of David’s songs were wonderful.

  338. josie says:

    I’m still a wimp. I don’t think I’ll be able to listen ’til he gets back. lol.

  339. fan of BEGIN. says:

    OMH!!!!!!! A new vlog! Yippie! So happy for David and this new album but it is not easy listening. It is profound, uplifting, mature and awesome! lols Anyway is there a full report for Glady’s from Chile somewhere? Ok I need to go look. So it may be more than 70 people there. 🙂

    NEW VLOG!!!!! I know there will be more…….. 🙂

  340. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Ohhh Josie! I wish you didn’t feel so bad! Maybe you will be surprised and it will heal you to listen again?

    Kim..ha, just caught myself lying here listening to Angels on repeat over and over again with my ear buds in, surrounding myself with the bliss. It’s so relaxing and beautiful isn’t it. I have to pull myself up and do something productive and stop wallowing in my ODD. 😉

    Talk later friends. 🙂

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

    josie – 9:32 – I so agree with you. He does seem to feel things very deeply. And I also agree with you about the eyes (windows to the soul).There have often been times I’ve seen a pic or vid of David where he was smiling but…it didn’t quite reach his eyes. I’ve often wondered what was REALLY going on with him, even though he was trying to put on a happy face. I know that we all experience ups and downs and emotional highs and lows, but I can only imagine the pressures and emotions that anyone in the public eye goes through. David seems to be one of those people who is not very good at hiding his emotions; his eyes always show his “true colors.”

  342. kimk says:

    broken is utterly outrageous.
    is he singing about a war.. about a war of hearts?
    his whole soul seems to be poured into this song.. his voice and what he does with it.
    I am in love with this song!
    lol he got me again that lil bugger.. I am so toast!!!

  343. kimk says:

    what is at the end of True Colors??!! sounds like crazy mad falsetto.. real high??
    so did not expect what it is and I love it!
    kind of funky.. rofl this cd has something for everyone!!
    more please!

  344. Janel aka Nellie says:

    I just did 33 screencaps from the 51 second blog. Going to format them then share on Twitpic and FB

  345. kimk says:

    OMJ PRIDE!!!


    THIS IS MY FAV AND HE NEEDS TO SING THIS LIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  346. Janel aka Nellie says:

    LOL, Kimk…..still giving in to the 90 second blogs I see. Truthfully they all conjur up all sorts of emotions when I listen. Sooooo can’t wait until the CD comes out. Wow!!!

  347. Janel aka Nellie says:

    oops, 90 second clips I mean.

  348. Janel aka Nellie says:

    I knew you would cry with Angel, I did and with BSMS. Emotions all a mess with that one!

  349. angelbymyside says:

    PRIDE is definitely my favorite! So happy he chose to stick to the original version and not a laid back cover. The arrangement on the song is fabulous!

  350. Pickles says:

    I’m still holding On because I haven’t listed to the 90 sec previews

  351. kimk says:

    goodness BEGIN is pure artistry!!

    Be Still My Soul was so simple and perfect.. goodness we are so blessed!

    pleasant dreams guys!!

  352. kimk says:

    Pickles I am blown away.

  353. kimk says:

    Janel lol gosh.. did not expect what I heard. now I know why all were flipping out!!!!

  354. Janel aka Nellie says:

    couple of my screencap twitpics for you all.

  355. pocoelsy says:

    Oh we got a new vlog!!!! eventhough it’s a prerecorded 🙂 haha I pretty much agree with the comment up there that with his intense interpretation of every words in every song, how could we relax listen to those master piece!!! even for the 90 sec. preview…we are all blown away already!!! when the real thing drop we’ll all be goner lol in archuheaven 🙂

    Janel those screencap 😀 thank you, keep em comming 😛

    Kimk, you just caved in !!? haha blown away, speechless right, loving BOTW, beautiful, True colors.

  356. cq#DA2014 says:

    As much as I loved the vlog from David, he just seemed so sad. That happy go lucky guy is gone.

  357. pocoelsy says:

    It’s so mesmerising watching him on vlog, the way he speaks and his talking voice has this calming effect as much as when he sings!!!, love to see how “into” the song when he sings…can’t imagine how it’s like to be in the recording room when he belt out those glorious notes!!!

  358. pocoelsy says:

    cq, I don’t know I think he seems “serious” rather than “sad”, or may be I don’t like to see him sad so I’m in denial !!! but yeah he didn’t seem so smiley as his usual self…. tired …may be.

  359. sj says:

    Cq – maybe just tired – can’t even imagine how he got all the things done that he did in the time frame he had. Imagine by the time that vlog was filmed he was exhausted. For some reason it seemed late at night to me.

    Also, someone wondered if things turned out how he’d wanted with this cd and in one of his last vlogs he said he was really pleased with it and couldn’t wait for us to listen. I agree that he wanted emotional songs similar to the same message as TOSOD but deeper emotional feeling. Things may feel hopeless but we can always find hope and peace and somewhere to turn. Just my feelings so far.

  360. sj says:

    Cq – and to answer your earlier question – yes! he is all that and a bag of chips, lol. 😉

  361. cq#DA2014 says:

    pocoelsy, serious is a better word for his mood. I do believe that this mission is a very serious for David. I so respect his right to do what he feels is right for him, but I sometimes get so conflicted because I don’t believe in what he is doing.

  362. pocoelsy says:

    I kinda understand (or try to) since we’re all from different faith, colors, cultures whatsoever…we don’t need to understand or try to or believe in what other people believe in..as long as or the bottom line is it’s a good intention, good deed, try to make a difference in a positive way or at least make others happy.. it’s all good…just my opinion… and so far people are very respectful and we are all happy for him, afterall he is doing what he believes in which make him who he is today…and we all cant deny that he’s a very good young man, very rare in our today soceity … well rounded and has his priorities right, in my opinion what he’s doing now… as in gone on a mission, be closer to God, spreading love and help others while putting music on hold for 2 years is much better than those Hollywood stars putting their career on hold all for the wrong reason as in they have to go to rehap or worse jail!!! but I have to agree that at times we’re all miss him and want to see his fresh face as often as we wish and it’s hard…I can’t imagine how much harder for him to be away from everything like that !!! but yeah if that’s what have to happen so be it but let’s make the best and the most out of it, give him some room and time to grow in his own way and let’s us do things for him to keep his name out there while he’s away.

    That happy go lucky guy will be back better than ever, and I believe so 🙂

  363. Elysian says:

    pocoelsy- Well said, and I totally agree! 🙂 Also, thank you for the link for the video of David skyping with his Thai fans. How sweet of David and how amazing it must have been for his fans! Hopefully, when David returns, he will finally get to visit. It is such a beautiful and fascinating country.

  364. pocoelsy says:

    Elysian, Heya 🙂 thank you and you’re welcome, I hope so too that one day he’ll get to go there and perform, but if he wants to go for just a vacation it’d be nice too since he likes Thai food so much, then he can try the real thing hehe. Thank you for the nice words about my country 🙂

  365. Jhen says:

    Love the vlog, can’t wait to hear the more relax and peaceful kind of feel of David Begin.
    Pocoelsy- I like how you said about David, absolutely David is a good man, he is truly a blessing for all of us.

  366. Jhen says:

    pocoelsy- we often sees David in smilley mood, but yes, he is sometimes serious too, even off the camera, I had encountered David serious side, that’s where his emotions come out.

  367. Jhen says:

    wow! photo contest for Begin, it’s fun.

  368. kimk says:

    good morning folks.

    miss David
    so sad in my heart about Colorado.
    what makes folks do these things.

  369. kimk says:

    new attachment to BEGIN photo contest!


    Note: Because of the popularity of this contest, we had to create a new email address to handle submissions. If you sent your photo to fans and got a “mailbox full” warning, you should send it again to contest Sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for supporting David and BEGIN.

  370. cq#DA2014 says:

    Poloelsy, I totally understand, yes he is a great man. Yes, his private life is his business. I love David the singer.

  371. sarahhazel says:

    Good morning, folks!!!
    kimk–LOL…your reactions to the 90-sec snippets is slowly making me want to give in!
    I still have a little over 2 weeks to go!
    Pickles–so you’re still hangin’ in there, huh?!….good luck!

  372. sarahhazel says:

    Got curious why he called the songs Easy Listening so I looked for some info.
    After reading this, it’s still kinda confusing to me, but some of the songs in BEGIN. do have some elements that make them fit the category…..

    Here are some of the descriptions:
    …”The easy listening radio format has been generally but not completely superseded by the “Lite AC” form of adult contemporary music radio.”
    “Easy listening music is usually orchestrated by an arranger rather than improvised by a small ensemble.”

  373. VaBeachArchie says:

    Good morning ! Stopping in to try and catch up..WOW ! So many comments and so many topics!! Got to say LOVE reading everyone’s thoughts about the snippets, the VLOG, BEGIN. and all things David!! THANKS for bringing links too! Will say that David and his music puts a smile on my face and a song in my heart EVERYDAY…BEGIN. will take that to ANOTHER LEVEL…BEYOND AMAZING!! Re

    David and Jennette have known each other a long time…think the most important thing they have together is trust. But LOVE on the Fred video the way she made David get all giggly! She too is one SPECIAL artist and person.

    Candy…Have a wonderful trip and enjoy your time with your family! Sure is SPECIAL!

    Off to vote, breakfast and then off to go tubing down the river! ENJOY YOUR DAY EVERYBODY! Thanks to all for the GREAT comments, links and laughs….you guys are the BEST!

  374. sarahhazel says:

    I can understand why the songs are considered easy listening but I don’t think they’re easy going. TOSOD songs fit that description more IMO.
    Maybe he meant it another way.

  375. sarahhazel says:

    What a tragic day in Aurora, Colorado. 🙁 Prayers to the victims and the loved ones who are left suffering.

  376. kimk says:

    sarahhazel omgosh.. EXQUISITE!! lol does that help!

    as for ‘easy listening’.. that is what the radio stations would call those songs now. not new or current is all.

  377. Suttygal/Joanie says:

    New post is up! Happy Friday everyone! Reminder: TT party tonight! 9pm EDT 🙂 Have a great day everyone! 😀

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