David Archuleta Serene Sunday ~ while we wait to BEGIN.


Be Still My Soul….

- credit to jenleighbarry

Thy hope, thy confidence, let nothing shake;
All now mysterious shall be bright at last.

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- credit edupic

 He that can have Patience, can have what he will.

~ Benjamin Franklin

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BEGIN. Vlog #5 – Be Still My Soul

Vlog #5 (credit theofficialarchuleta)

Bringing this over from yesterday’s post because it seems particularly well suited to celebrate a Serene Sunday – and David, in his wisdom, gives us the perfect backdrop to take a step back from the hectic craziness of the past week and focus on the things that really matter.  We’ve been caught up in the excitement of BEGIN. with the much awaited US iTunes pre-order, and the special gift of an immediate download of Broken.

We’ve reveled in the avalanche of all-things-David as fans unearthed never before posted treasures from their David Files and shared them on Ology.  We’ve engaged in a spirited competition on a quest to proclaim that David is indeed the Best AI Finalist Ever!  Trending parties galore – loved by many and met with disdain by some – but always an amazing display of ArchuTeamwork as geographic distance, time zones and language barriers melt away faster than a snowcone on a scorching summer day.  Powered by enthusiasm and a shared admiration for David the artist and David the person, Go-Getters get the job done!

Then a bombshell!  BEGIN. CDs ARRIVE EARLY!  Some lucky fans reap the benefits of a near-sighted Sears shipping clerk (I swear that looked like August 1), an uncharacteristically efficient postal service or they have the elusive luck-o-the-Irish, in which case you all should check your backyards for leprechauns and pots of gold!  However as ying & yang would have it, good fortune bears its own burden…. to post or not to post ~ THAT is the question!  Personally speaking, I’d like to thank those fans who only posted links to the photos and inserts, making sure to add ALL CAPS warnings of SPOILER ALERT!  While I don’t begrudge any fan the desire to peek under the tent before the circus opens, I do appreciate giving fans a choice of deciding for themselves when, where and how they want to enjoy this precious gift that David has given to us.

All this excitement and BEGIN. has not even officially BEGUN!  So yes, this seems like the perfect time to sit back with your morning beverage of choice, find your happy place, settle in and still your soul….

Be Still My Soul – Fireside 2008 (credit meleahrubino)

Be Still My Soul – BYU Rexburg 2010 (credit annalisasinger84)

Be Still My Soul – BEGIN. 90-second Clip 2012 (credit JR4DA2012)

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BEGIN. BEGAN for some lucky fans!

And some of us got other exciting mail!

And for the rest of us….

- collage credit canadianarchie

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Enjoy a Serene Sunday doing things you love with family & friends – step back and still your soul today and come back tomorrow refreshed to start another week!

Tune in tomorrow for BEGIN. Buzz and info on the Trending Party, FOD Chat, Ology update and all things David!

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508 Responses to David Archuleta Serene Sunday ~ while we wait to BEGIN.

  1. Candy says:

    What a wonderful Sunday Morning post, thanks Kalei. Sometimes its important to step back, reaccess whats really important in the grand scheme of things, and come back refreshed and with a new frame of mind. I have had to do that many times myself, its easy to get caught up in the trivial when there is such a meaningful gift about to enter our lives. A gift straight from the heart of the young man we all follow, love and admire.

  2. NorthCarolinaGirl♥Marylee says:

    ♫Be Still My Soul♫ <— pure LOVE ♥ Thanks Kalei for a beautiful Silent Sunday post as we await the release of David's GIFT of BEGIN to the luckiest fans in the world! 🙂

  3. NorthCarolinaGirl♥Marylee says:

    Love your thoughts Candy..GMTA ~just like old times! ♥

  4. kimk says:


    Magda ‏@polisharchiefan
    David Archuleta powraca z nowym albumem: BEGIN. allaboutmusic.pl/?p=11164 yeah!! 🙂

    I think it is in POLISH!! YES!!

    good morning peeps.. Happy Sunday!!

    Kalei THANK YOU!!!!!!!!

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

    Good morning FOD!

    Well said, Candy.

    Have a wonderful Sunday everyone! 🙂

  6. Candy says:

    NorthCarolinaGirl♥Marylee- So agree…we ARE the luckiest fans on the planet…what other artist would have taken the time to do what David did…leave a piece of his heart behind for his fans. None that I can think of…most would have said thanks for the memories, closed the door and sailed off into the sunset without thinking about how their fans would feel. I give him so much credit..he could have easily just spent the time with family and friends and done the same! Fortunately for us…he didn’t!

  7. kimk says:

    Candy ahh such a sweet post. thank you.

  8. Anita says:

    Good morning everyone! Thanks Kaeli for re-posting David’s “Be Still My Soul” videos. I checked both the Target and Shopko flyers this morning, and BEGIN. isn’t in either one. So no promo for David from them. RATS!!!

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

    We certainly are lucky! David is awesome and at least we can all agree on that. Even with people we don’t know. 😉

  10. Heidijoy says:

    Good Morning!! Thanks Kalei for a great post!! Yes Archies Rock!!

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

    But, tbh, I do have to say that expressing opinions does not negate that we all love David and fully understand and appreciate who he is and what he’s done! For some reason though it seems hard for people to understand that? It’s pretty sad…but that’s life!

    Did anyone receive any notification that Deseret has shipped BEGIN.?

  12. kimk says:

    ahh Be Still My Soul.. I guess I need to watch that today.
    where he goes.. who he is.
    so proud of him!!

  13. Candy says:

    Time for a diet coke and a bagel. I know, lovely combination. BBL

  14. kimk says:

    miley cyrus † ‏@biebsmercy
    i don’t usually listen to his songs, but i think he is so freaking sweet lol RT “@DaBiebArchuleta @.biebsmercy David Archuleta :)”

    one direction archie ‏@darchie20
    i wish i could see david archuleta in real again

  15. kimk says:

    Gerri Sacop ♕ ‏@iamgerriS
    I miss @jascurtissmith and @DavidArchie loveteam.

  16. Tracy says:

    Good morning 🙂
    One thing is for sure David has brought us all together, whether we know each other or not, we are here celebrating our love for David. We all are very lucky fan to have David and we shouldnt be told otherwise just because we dont agree on things.
    on another note ,Hopefully what he said right from his own mouth that he WILL be back doing music should put all other thoughts to rest about, “if he comes back, or maybe he will change his mind”
    I just cant wait to get his music. 🙂

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

    Tracy – so true! I ordered from Deseret but I may end up downloading from ITunes so I can have it in my hands sooner rather than later! 🙂

  18. Miss Vicki #DA2014 says:

    Good Sunday morning to everyone….I was away all day yesterday and when I came home there was a wonderful flyer in the mail from Deseret Books featuring David’s Begin.!!!!!! My hubby just rolled his eyes…..Not used seeing David’s face come to us in the Saturday mail……What promotion!!!!! Yeah…..Off to church….Miss Vicki

  19. NorthCarolinaGirl♥Marylee says:

    Candy ~ your words:
    “most would have said thanks for the memories, closed the door and sailed off into the sunset without thinking about how their fans would feel”.

    Me speaking now:
    Everyone who knows me is aware I’m an emotional wreck lately ~ your thoughts about David & the sacrifices he’s made for us just brought tears to my eyes AGAIN! At the same time, what a comfort it is to share our thoughts about this beautiful young man after all these years he’s given to us. I feel so blessed ♥

  20. Tracy says:

    I unfortunately am waiting for it to hit stores like Walmart and Best Buy. His music didnt make it anywhere near here last cd so am really wishing hard things are different this time around.

  21. Fiona says:

    Yes, agree with you guys! David is such an amazing, caring person & makes us want to be kinder & more thoughtful in our own lives too. I just can’t wait to BEGIN.!!

  22. Good morning FOD! Beautiful way to start the day…Be Still My Soul sung by the most beautiful voice and soul! Always LOVED young Davd singing that….can’t count the number of times I have watched that vid!

    Kalei such a beautiful post….the lead off pic by jenleighbarry is so emotional charged! David sings with such reverence and conviction that you know that it comes from his heart!

    LUCKY fans that got BEGIN. ! Ordered from multiple places…but NOT Sears! Dang! Wrong choices again! Well have itunes…want my CD though!

    THANKS Candy and Marylee for the beautiful comments! We all are here because of David, and our unified LOVE and support is undeniable! We are a force to be reckoned with whenever it comes to competitive endeavors…promo, trending and voting! We also step up to support David’s charities, his concerts and his MUSIC . We have the most AWESOME home here at FOD and the BEST fans anywhere ,,,so we are some LUCKY fans…ohhh and we support the most INCREDIBLE talent and person in DAVID ARCHULETA!!

    ENJOY YOUR DAY EVERYONE! Coundown to BEGIN. is almost over……can’t wait!!

  23. kimk says:

    ★SkyGirl★ ‏@LisaMurray
    RT @DavidArchie: BEGIN. pre-orders now available here on US iTunes itunes.
    w/an automatic download of Broken w/order. (ks)

  24. kimk says:

    I think Kari aid it would be in Walmart.. and someone thought it may be in Best Buy?
    didn’t see anything in the Sunday paper but there wasn’t too much in the way of cds there anyway.
    will go to Walmart and Best Buy on Tuesday to look for it!!!

  25. judieann says:

    For some reason, Be Still My Soul, made me a little weepy this morning..guess I’m just missing David..

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

    Dorothy (talking about getting pregnant with her first child): “I was TOTALLY unconscious. I swear…he must have slipped me something.”

    Sophia (her mother): “Apparently!”

    LOVE, LOVE the Golden Girls!!” 😛

  27. cq#DA2014 says:

    Thank you Kalei for the wonderful serene Sunday post.
    Listening to hymns has always put me in a very serene, emotional place, but now BSMS put me in an even greater emontional place. I don’t remember BSMS growing up, maybe not a hymn that is used in the Catholic faith, but I sure love now.

    Candy, loved your comments.

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

    Hello Everyone!

    Candy & Marylee, Loved your comments this morning. I too, am just going to be grateful for this glorious gift that came from his kind, considerate, loving heart & count every hour, minute, second, until I can hear it. The man is one in a million, a billion, a zillion……..is it Tuesday yet?????? Two more days 🙄 Guess I’ll listen to Broken another 1,000 times til then, not exactly a hardship, that song is Brilliant 😀

    Things to do today, if my stiff back cooperates,lol, take care all, will check in later 😀

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

    Whooops, forgot to say, GREAT POST kalei, Thank You So Much! Gosh, FOD is the best website!!!!!!!!!!!!! OK, bye!

  30. kimk says:

    judieann I as well.

  31. kimk says:

    lol this was a fan’s reaction to that fan video..


  32. cq#DA2014 says:

    ksf, lol, they crack me up, too.

  33. Grace says:

    Morning all!
    Saw some fans received their orders from Sears, but not me although I got email from Sears about their shipping notification. Maybe Monday is the day. Fans posted spoilers on twitter but I managed to not read the spoilers. lol.

    Haven’t received email or a flier from Deseret. But I know geographical location makes a difference to get mail and I’ve never seen any Deseret bookstore in my surrounding areas.

  34. Grace says:

    Ken Racaza ‏@KenRacaza
    David Archuleta, you’re the most genuine artist I’ve ever known. I will definitely buy your album.

    Start a day with a positive tweet that we all agree with. Have a great day!!

  35. kimk says:

    Mary Elisabeth Shade ‏@Godismyheart
    If ever you wonder if there’s a God, listen to @DavidArchie. His voice and who he is. He is heaven’s Angel sent to help and watch over us.

  36. kimk says:


    Eileen ‏@Archugeezer
    Off to church and family visits today; but It’s almost time to BEGIN. @DavidArchie says “only two more days!”

  37. kimk says:

    Apnia Maria ‏@MizzNaya_
    With @DavidArchie song’s, thank God for everything that has happened to this day ^_^


    David Archuleta Is Our Inspiration in 40 mins—> trending party! RT RT

  38. Grace says:

    Just done voting. We support ING until Rainbow comes out. Still one hour to go. Vote, please. Really gotta go. C ya later!

  39. granny Lyn from South Africa says:

    firstly Iwant to apologies for not congratulating the FOD team on their 4 year anniversary
    Well done it is great that you can be there for all of us in promoting David, his music and what he stands for. Keeping us all glue to the computer and just sharing our love.

    I have been out of it for a few days as my favourite, and only surviving aunt on my late mum’s side, has had her cancer return so have spent much time helping her family and visiting etc. She is now settled into a frail care centre and is comfortable, now that her medication has kicked in. So that is why I have not been commenting of late.
    Kalei what a super post “Be still my soul” is so beautiful and I know, once I get my cd -yes it will be available here through our Amazon agent but sadly I wont get it before September, I shall play that track until my hubby says enough!!!!
    I havent read the comments yet but will check them out later
    happy Sunday to you all xxx

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

    cq – I remember my mom watching them when I was a little girl. Their humor is timeless! 🙂

    Grace – thanks for the tweet. A sweet sentiment.

  41. kimk says:

    Contest Ology ‏@ContestOlogy
    Wow, think you guys temporarily overwhelmed our site with traffic! It should be back up soon :-). #Fandemonium

  42. kimk says:

    boy what I wouldn’t do to have David sing.. LIVE.. just one of these BEGIN songs right now!!!!

  43. nora says:

    Ksf- I pre ordered from Deseret, but have not received any notification as of yet, hopefully tomorrow, guess I can’t do anything but wait.

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

    nora – Yeah so did I. Ur right. Waiting is the hardest, lol!

  45. Good Morning to all my FOD family.
    Kalei. what a nice serene post, especially love BSMS. I had never heard of that song, until i heard David sing it. He sings it so beautiful. I can’t wait until i receive my albums or can hear on Itunes tues, so that i hear the full versions of all the songs.
    Thank you David for bringing us all together. This is a very special place for me that i love to come to. I guess you can call it, a home away from home. If i’m sad. depressed hurting. or just happy, and excited. This is my refuge with all of you. We all share the same Angel Mr. David Archuleta. I have to go to church now, but will BBL. Love my FOD family.

  46. sarahhazel says:

    Happy 130th day!!! Thanks for the wonderful BSMS Sunday post, Kalei!!!
    BEGIN. is here in 2 days….Woohooo!!!
    Haven’t looked at the CD pics from the links posted yesterday….won’t get mine till the 9th so I will wait! (Dang)

  47. cq#DA2014 says:

    I have to say as much as I admire David as a great person for leaving music and other stuff for his fans while he’s away, I also admire him for being a smart businessman. To me that is a good business move to leave his fans interested and somewhat satisfied during his hiatus.

  48. breanne says:

    Tomorrow at midnight ET is the last day to follow, post & comment on Ology:

    Vote for ING on MYX:

  49. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Candy.. You are so right on. David has given us so much of himself. We can appreciate all he has done for us in the last four years.The My Kind Of Christmas Tour was the highlight for me. Especially for him knowing he would be doing the Philippine mini-series right after that. The album, music videoes and more albums. David is a gem and a super young man. We are blessed to be his fans.

  50. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Kalei.. Lovely post. You are always generous with all the info on David. Be Still My Soul was amazing.

  51. breanne says:

    Vote hourly for ING on Chart Central:

    Broken is on @WISE_RADIO’s Music Challenge for this week. You can vote for it as many times as you want to until 8/10. If you go to the page, & it is blank with just a banner going across it (like it was on my computer), download FireFox or Google Chrome & type in the link:

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

    cq – he really is very smart. So true. He knew that if he “sailed off into the sunset” he probably wouldn’t have had much of a career to come back to. He set a great example and standard for other entertainers of how to pursue your dreams with grace as well as business savvy! 🙂

  53. kimk says:

    cq agree!!!!!

  54. Martha says:

    Those are good ones, sarahhazel. Thanks.

  55. sarahhazel says:

    The projects (series, albums, endorsements, etc.) he did not only left something for his fans to enjoy & keep his name out there, but were also a way for him to finance his mission.

  56. sarahhazel says:

    You’re welcome, Martha!

  57. kimk says:

    jana ‏@Jana_OR_DA2014
    Why is David Archuleta BEGINS with Ology trending? See
    << I am sure you will find out soon;)! lol

  58. Martha says:

    Wonder how David will be feeling on Tuesday, knowing his CD is out.

  59. angelbymyside says:

    Happy Sunday to all 🙂

    Kalei ~ this is such a beautiful serene Sunday post! Thank you!

    We sang Be Still My Soul during Mass today…brought a tear to my eye!

    I took the day off from work on Tuesday and I am going to be waiting at the doors of Walmart when they open…I want that little green CD in my hands because I am pretty sure I won’t be getting the one from Deseret on 8/7. I don’t think they have even shipped them. Mine order still says “awaiting shipping”!

  60. angelbymyside says:

    ^^ *my* order 🙂

  61. cq#DA2014 says:

    Sarahhazel, I choose to buy his albums and support him because I want him to have a successful singing career, not so much to support his mission.

  62. sarahhazel says:

    Martha–cold in Chile….brrrrrrrr…..
    Maybe we’ll get a tweet on Tuesday!

  63. kimk says:

    gosh all I want is for David to sell enough of this cd or future music so he keeps singing!!

  64. angelbymyside says:

    😆 😆 😆

    @snowangelzz: NEW SAz POLL: How do you plan to BEGIN.? http://wp.me/pCSmC-2Gn

  65. sarahhazel says:

    cq–Did I say we’re supporting or we should support him on his projects so we could help him finance his mission? I’m just stating a fact that he is business-savvy and he knew he would need resources while away to support his mission. That’s all.

  66. kimk says:

    angel lol oh my heck!! she is just to funny!
    I think I clicked on.. in lieu of flowers please send Josh Bradley!!! 😀

  67. kimk says:

    Franki Berarducci ‏@FrankiMalyn22
    #10bestfeelings When I asked David Archuleta to prom and he didn’t say no… lolol.


  68. kimk says:

    stephaniē. ✌ ‏@ArchuletaCrazy
    “David’s fans are only 12 year old girls” yeah? Tell that to the adult women that love him that make up 60% of our fanbase.

    ha love that.

  69. kimk says:

    dang David when you get back.. I say go for it dude.
    it is ok to have girls like you.. and most of all for you to like them!!

  70. tami lyn says:

    kim- good afternoon 🙂 and omg lol u found franki! and she took david to her prom??! maybe she will share her story with us! nice work 🙂

  71. ray says:

    why aren,t there more people voyeing on wise raido??? we slam q100 and they don,t play his songs but wise raido does ,got me confused!!!!

  72. mango#DA2014 says:

    I would be willing to guess that David had his mission fund in place well before he did these last two albums……probably before he even decided to go on his mission. Just my guess, though.

  73. angelbymyside says:

    “60% of the fanbase are adult women”. ROFL!! 😆

  74. mango#DA2014 says:

    I don’t think David actually took this particular Franki to the prom. She probably just asked him at a meet/greet or somewhere and he smiled……didn’t say no. It looks like she is from Pittsburgh.

  75. ray says:

    mango ,yes i think he still had money from star search,and cq we get your message,you don,t like the mission thing,,we got it ok you can stop saying it now

  76. Ali says:

    ray – maybe because it doesn’t work for everyone. i’ve gone to that link on every browser on my computer and all i get is a blank page with a scrolling banner at the top. i have no idea how to vote there lol.

  77. tami lyn says:

    you’re probably right mango. just looked at the new Target ad 🙁 david is not shown under new releases but chris brown and one direction are 🙁

  78. cq#DA2014 says:

    Ok Ray, message received. Didn’t mean to offend you, but as far as voicing my opinion, I will keep on doing that until I’m no longer welcomed to comment on this site.

  79. Martha says:

    I love this site

  80. Ali says:

    kimk – does it work for you?? I can’t figure out what the problem is for me. Just get a blank page. I’ve updated all my plugins and tried FF, Chrome and Safari. I think that poll hates me.

  81. I went to the ArchuletaPhillippine site and came across a video of PARTY PHILLIPINAS
    Its live. Singers sing AI songs. The two boys that sang TOUCH MY HAND on SIS for David sang CRUSH. My have they grown. Some of the young ladies that sang for David are on there too. They have changed a little. Also Olgie Alcacid sings on there at the end. If you see it CRUSH is at the 3:40 mark.

  82. kimk says:

    Ali it does and I am voting.. I think you need Firefox or Chrome?
    I don’t have either but it works apparently.

  83. kimk says:

    on that Wise Poll you can vote more then once and it goes til 8/10!! 🙂

  84. nora says:

    kink-just threw some votes for David on Wise poll can’t believe he is behind by a lot of votes lets go guys, Wise plays a lot of David’s music, we can get his #s up.

    Thanks ray for the info.

  85. Ali says:

    kimk – what browser are you using?

  86. nora says:

    Ali-I have firefox and it works for me also.

  87. Tracy says:

    cq- 🙂

  88. Ali says:

    Oh hey, finally got that poll to work in FF! It never would come up in Chrome for me though. Voting for David now 🙂

  89. Martha says:

    Thanks, ray. Wise Radio is very supportive of David. I’ll go there and vote.

  90. I can’t get it either and i’m in firefox. I’ll wait until my grandson comes and have him help me with it. Then i will start voting for sure. I get the page with 5 songs on there but thats it.

  91. kimk says:

    Ali I am on a Mac and using Safari. I do have Chrome and Firefox if needed but it is working right now.

  92. kimk says:

    there are two new contenders.. Broken is one of them and it is good we can vote more then once!!

  93. tami lyn says:

    beth- if u are lurking, is david in your target ad?? he’s not in mine 🙁

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

    sarahhazel – I think the rumor that David was using funds from BEGIN. to finance his hiatus were started by Kurt Bestor who joked that that was the reason he was making the album. It wasn’t meant to be taken seriously. David most likely had the funds long before his decision.

  95. kimk says:

    anybody who follows Kurt B knows he is a cut up. he cracks me up.. wish he had given us David stories but me thinks they were pooh poohed… ha wonder why!?
    Chile Con Carne I suppose!!? 🙂

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

    cq – 🙂 thanks for voicing your thoughts, despite the fact that it may not suit everyone’s fancy.

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

    kimk – lol! Guess he said too much!

  98. Ray i got wise challenge and voted finally.

  99. Ali says:

    Hey yo if you’re not doing anything else, we could use some more voting on this WISE Radio poll.

    You do NOT need a FB acct to vote, it’s just hosted on a FB page. Also, it would not load for me in Chrome but finally will in FF. You can vote over and over. Just refresh the page. We’ve gone up by about 200 votes but we’ve got over 1,000 votes to get to 1st place 🙂

  100. kimk says:

    I don’t like the mission thing.. just keep quiet about it because it is David’s decision to make and in that I support him for he is doing what he feels he must. (or I like the kid so be it!)
    I also don’t mind folks expressing their opinions on it or for that matter any subject.
    yup even when folks think David’s face looks like blubber.


  101. kimk says:

    WOW you guys ROCK!!

    Over 300 more points on the Wise Poll then just a little while ago!!

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

    kimk – 🙂

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

    I love me some blubber!! 😛

  104. kimk says:

    ksf ha whateven.. his face is like that of Medusa.. we all turn to stone from his beauty! ok it was snakes but that is just when he has that FIX stuff happening!

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

    kimk – haha! As long as its not all the time. Stones aren’t so supportive you know…they can be a little stiff if you ask me! lol

  106. ray says:

    i agree tht people should voice ther opinion but to repeat on every site every day wth.

  107. Anita says:

    I turned on the TV to watch the Olympics, only to find out there was a mass shooting this morning in Oak Creek, WI at a Hindu temple. Seven people were killed, including the suspect. No women or children were killed. Unbelievable! It just breaks your heart.

  108. kimk says:

    ray true.

  109. Luwlee says:

    Part of the requirement for missionary service is that you have the funds to do it before you go, or you have made arrangements if you are unable to fund it entirely yourself. Family members often help. My grandmother had a personal missionary fund that she used to help all her grandchildren that chose to serve missions. After she died, my parents took over the responsibility of writing the monthly checks until the fund ran out with the last grandchild that served. Ward members can make contributions to missionary funds, either ward or general to help support any missionaries that need it. Actually anyone can make a contribution to help missionaries. I know of families that have chosen to support wholly or partially missionaries that are unable to do so themselves and whose families are also unable to do so. Some of the missionaries are from the United States and some are from other countries. That way they don’t have to work for years and years to earn enough money when they are ready and willing to go now. I had a neighbor whose family had fallen into tough times financially and so he worked for a few years to earn enough to go. The ward supported him as well, so he was able to go earlier than he would have otherwise. I would be really surprised if any of David’s current activities have anything to do with funding his mission, but obviously I don’t know anything about his personal finances and can’t say for sure. I’m just basing it on what has happened in my own family with three brothers that went, two sisters that went, and my own parents who returned just over a year ago from serving as an older couple in Armenia.

    I don’t post here much so probably someone else has already shared information similar to this. Hopefully I’m not being too repetitious. I don’t see a problem with people expressing the idea that by buying his CDs or supporting his career in any way they are contributing to what he is doing right now, which can certainly be difficult if you disagree with it, or even consider it preaching false doctrine. I believe it is true doctrine and am fully supportive of what he is doing, but it is a tough position to be in when you truly appreciate him and what he contributes both personally and musically but not religiously. Hm… said a lot. The end.

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

    It’s simple, really. Don’t like someone’s “repetitive” comments then skip them. Problem solved.

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

    Luwlee – thanks for sharing, especially the last part of your comment. This issue is definitely something that I struggle with. Why is life so complicated? Lol.

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

    Anita – so sad about the mass shooting. I’ll be praying for all of those affected.

  113. jeani/ut says:

    My bank statement says Deseret Book will be taking money out of my account Aug 6 tomorrow. I’m assuming that means it will be on it’s way tomorrow

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

    jeani – woot! Woot! Hope so! 🙂

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

    Hello Everyone!
    Thankis for the info Lawlee!

    I think David has long since had the money for his mission & like kimk said Kurt was just being a jokester when he said this cd would pay for his mission, since David is on the Forbes list, I dont think money is an issue. However, trying to put out an album with a smaller label, out of his own pocket, is something else. It takes alot of dough for all the advertising, production of the songs, the cd itself, photoshoots, etc…..so we may not see the advertising we would like, but if it takes off on its own, then they will be able to do more. We’ll have to wait & see.

    tami_lyn, no, it wasnt in my Target ad either.

    I agree with Ray in that we dont have to speak our mind on the same subject over & over & over again, yes speak your mind, but then realize we’ve all heard it, know it & want to move on. As suggested, I was intending to skip comments I dont care for, but then realized that I wont know I dont care for them until I read them,lol, so what to do? Hmmm, maybe when I read comments I dont care for, I can give an eye piercing look of disgust or stick my tongue out at the screen or, or, hmmmm,, what a predicament, lol, guess I’ll just say oh that dang ksf or Tracy, nothing but trouble, jk, lol, will just read each comment & move to the next one 😀

  116. cq#DA2014 says:

    ksf, yes, I skip a lot of comments that don’t interest me or that I don’t agree with, but I respect their right to comment. A lot of comments are repeated on alot of sites that I don’t agree or like, but I never tell them to stop commenting.
    Luwlee, thank you so much for sharing the information, it really clears things up for me.

  117. tami lyn says:

    thanks beth. looks like i’m gonna have to go to target and ask -what’s going on the the new david archuleta album? when is it coming? is it coming? 🙁 and i hate when they don’t even know who i’m talking about like last time when i was looking for TOSOD. i had to say, remember the cute guy from american idol season 7 who lost to david cook? and the guy looked at me for a minute like i was from outer space then said, oh yeah i remember him and he laughed. i wanted to scream!

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

    So sorry, meant Luwlee(not Lawlee)

  119. cq#DA2014 says:

    Beth,lol just read your comment, I feel left out you didn’t include me, I guess I’m nothing but trouble also.

  120. ray says:

    thanks beth

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

    tami_lyn, Yeah, its frustrating, but David doesnt beat up women or take drugs or wear produce for clothes, so he’s not in the news like some other artists,lol, but his day will come. I have to say, when he made his announcement, the press, for the most part, was very supportive & in abundance, I think it will be the same when he gets back.

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

    cq, Oh, I have a whole other comment coming, all about you and the constant trouble you cause 😆 jk.

    ray 😀

  123. kimk says:

    you guys are funny.

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

    Beth – 😉 sounds good.

    cq – I agree. It takes more time and energy to respond and essentially tell someone to stop commenting (which is what happened earlier today) than it does to just ignore it and move on, which is what it sounds like you do.

  125. tami lyn says:

    yeah guys like chris brown get promoted and showered with awards and good, nice guys like david get made fun of. what a sick world we live in 🙁 i’m glad fame is not david’s #1 priority cuz really he is too good for the music industry the way it currently operates.

  126. nora says:

    David #s are moving up on wise poll contest, hope more of you can go on there and vote.Lets get him to #1, at least for a while.

  127. tami lyn says:

    and yeah i do acknowledge that chris brown is very talented musically but i will never buy his music because i do not want to support him professionally or personally.

  128. tami lyn says:

    and now i desperately need some chocolate before i start crying lol

  129. tami lyn says:

    nora- i have decided to stop voting on all these things because i’m willing to bet that david does not care at all about it 🙁 so i’m not gonna waste my time

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

    tami lyn – (((Hugs))) I do agree though that David probably doesn’t care about those things (polls, etc.).

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

    kimk, I clicked on a Wise radio link you gave on twitter, it shows facebook, I dont have facebook, not sure what to click on, I’m so clueless 🙄

    cq 😀

    tami_lyn, 😀

    So proud of David, doing things his way. Takes alot of backbone, strenght & character to do that. One thing I’ve learned being a fan of his, he has to do things in his own time, at his own pace, but like Nandito Ako, he is willing to take chances, to push himself beyond what he thinks he can do & great things come from that 😀

  132. tami lyn says:

    ksf- thanks 🙂 hugs to u too

  133. tami lyn says:

    beth- well said 🙂

  134. Ali says:

    tami lyn – no need to cry, david is following his heart and making the music he wants and planning to do more on his return. he’s in a better position than alot of people trying to make it in the industry. he has a dedicated fanbase. we may not be huge but we’re dedicated 🙂

    i don’t vote on polls or trend things in the hopes that david sees it or knows about it. i do it to keep his name out there, in the hopes that people looking for something will find it in david because i’ve gotten so much from his music and hope that others will too. i don’t vote on all the things but there are some that i do. that’s just a personal decision though. i have no problem with people not wanting to do those things.

  135. kimk says:

    Beth the poll doesn’t work for all. works for me and I don’t have facebook. no clue why?

    Chris Brown is cool.
    being snarky of course but you get the drift.
    nice sweet souls aren’t the talk of the town these days.
    they want bad boys..

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

    Gotta go rest my back, it doesnt like this sitting thing too much, lol, will check in a little later, Adios 😀

    Thanks kimk!

    Thanks tami-lyn!

  137. tami lyn says:

    kim- true, chris is bad boy sexy and david is good boy sexy, lol 🙂

  138. kimk says:

    tamilyn ha yes David is.. CB umm no. just bad.

    Ology is back huh.. fabulous!!

  139. tami lyn says:

    beth- yw 🙂 my back is hurting today too, don’t know why. ok see u later

  140. cq#DA2014 says:

    Beth, you are so right about David doing things at is own pace.
    I love David’s voice and I believe he will be a very successful singer one day, oops I might of said that already several times, am I in trouble (lol, had to do it).

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

    I think as far as artists like Chris Brown are concerned, people simply love the music that they produce. If your music is good enough and what the masses want, they don’t care about who’s “good” or “bad.” Chris Brown has been able to resurrect his career because he makes hot, good dance music and for many people that is enough. They aren’t looking for a saint or a mentor…they’re looking for music that speaks to them where THEY are and he does that. If David makes amazing music when he returns (i.e. Mraz, Mayer, Adele, etc…) that is organic and that appeals to people he will be successful. That’s why I don’t begrudge anyone their success (whether I like them or not) because they do what they do and they do it WELL, as far as the music business goes. They know how to go after and grab hold of the success that they want. I think David needs to decide exactly who he is and what he wants and go after it. I think that’s something that he can learn from artists like Chris Brown, etc…

  142. nora says:

    Tami lyn, That is ok, if you choose not to vote, I just thought that because Wise does promote David’s music, it would be good promo for him, maybe David does not care about polls, but he would care that people are questioning his decision to go on a Mission, So polls dont hurt, but other things might. JMO

  143. tami lyn says:

    totally aside from music i would like to know how david is doing in chile? is he happy and well? can’t kari or someone from his family tweet or post here about that?

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

    cq – lol…I don’t know…depends on whose lurking I guess.

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

    cq ROTFL 😆 See, nothing but trouble!!!!!!!!!

    tami_lyn sorry your back hurting to. Back
    pain, such a pain in the kneck 😆

    OK, I really mean it, Ciao!

  146. tami lyn says:

    nora-they do actually play his music? well then maybe i could vote there. where is it? and what is it for? thanks!

  147. Tracy says:

    Cq- lol no you are ok because as long as everyone agrees with you can say whatever you over and over , on every single site or post.
    Me I just skip the name completely, if I dont want to read what they have to say. I wont dare tell them to stop comenting because who made me god.
    I am here because I ove David and his music and everything he stands for and no one can make me feel other wise.
    Still waiting for my cd :):)

  148. kimk says:


    McKenzie Harris ‏@McKenzieHarr
    @IvoryMusicVideo @JonDaza Congrats to @DavidArchie for 30 days on Myx Daily Top 10 for I’ll Never Go. Vote Archies!

  149. Anita says:

    ksf-Oak Creek is in Southeast Wisconsin, so it’s not far from where I live. I checked CNN and it’s being covered. This is certainly NOT the way to bring attention to Oak Creek by a senseless shooting, but I’m glad it’s being covered, and people are reaching out to their community.

  150. sj says:

    Think he’s #1 now at WISE RADIO

  151. kimk says:

    tamilyn me too.. I assume he is ok because I would assume we would hear if something bad happened to him.

  152. tami lyn says:

    thanks kim 🙂

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

    Anita – these senseless shootings are so tragic. They not only effect the victims and their families but whole communities as well. It’s so horrible.

  154. kimk says:

    sj oh boy.. why do I feel like some folks might get upset seeing his numbers go so high so quickly. ha they have no idea we know if things are fluey we take action!

  155. tami lyn says:

    ksf- just read your statement about chris brown, don’t know how i missed that lol! but yeah what u said does make sense. and as a christian i’m not suppsed to judge so i shouldn’t have said chris was bad. he’s probably a good person who did that one bad thing and he’s probably sorry. so i will give him benefit of the doubt.

  156. kimk says:

    hmm I try to comment but the number of comments don’t go up at Ology?


  157. tami lyn says:

    kim- yeah i suppose. can u imagine how devastated we would be if something did happen to him? omg. i say a prayer every night that God keeps him safe and well.

  158. kimk says:

    tamilyn yikes.. not even going to think about it!!!

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

    tami lyn – oh, I wasn’t saying that he’s not “bad.” I think he definitely is, lol! My point is that people don’t care if you’re “good” or “bad” as long as you give them what they want. David could be Mother Teresa reincarnated (LOL) and people still wouldn’t buy his music because they simply don’t like it. Like him or not, Chris knows how to be successful in the music biz. That was my point.

  160. Checking in to see what’s happening in Davidland! Agree that everyone should do their own thing as far as David duties! Being a competitor in my youth and a HUGE sports fan…you can guess that when I can I’M ON the VOTE and TREND! Guess it’s that competitive thing! LOVE the fact that every fan here does what they can to support David in their own way! Commenting, taking vids and pics, doing blogs, doing art work , promos and on and on! LOVE it all!

    Ali..so true, “we may not be huge but we are dedicated.” WAITING #DA2014

  161. kimk says:

    ksf he gives the folks what they want.. hip cool music or at least in their eyes.
    David’s is kind of sweet and good.
    not that it is bad just is.. like him.
    out there in the general public David doesn’t have that cool factor going on.

  162. kimk says:

    or at least here in the states.. lol why if I could I would so relocate to the Phillipines!

  163. Kimk Do you know if there are any trendings scheduled for tonight or tomorrow for BEGIN.? And is the buying party still on for Aug 6 at midnight?

  164. ray says:

    i don,t like chriss brown

  165. tami lyn says:

    kim- me too! they bow down and treat him like a king there, as it should be,lol!! wonder if he secretly enjoyed that? lol

  166. tami lyn says:

    wow. just took a drink of my coffee and poured half of it right into my bra LOL i am a wreck today ALL because of that supid Target ad that did not include the love of my life!!! lol

  167. tami lyn says:

    stupid target ad 🙁

  168. tami lyn says:

    ray- sorry for bringing up chris brown. it all started cuz i saw him in that darn stupid target ad this morning!

  169. tami lyn says:

    maybe david is a raging egomaniac and the real reason he left the united states is cuz he was not being treated like the superstar he knows he is!

    just kidding!!! lol please don’t beat me ala chris brown lol

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

    kimk – yes…sweet is fine…but I don’t really think that’s why David hasn’t had the kind of success that we think he should have. It’s possible to be sweet and still do well but the key is the quality of songs and production that makes all the difference. Maybe David hasn’t been able to afford to work with the best of the best but I’m hoping that when he returns he will be able to collaborate with people who “get” him but who can help him reach his full potential. People who can showcase his talent in a current and relevant way. And sure, maybe he’s satisfied, grateful,etc. with where he is now…but I’ve never heard of an artist say they want to have mediocre success.

  171. tami lyn says:

    ksf- that reminds of something i was thinking about earlier. we know kelly clarkson has always liked david so i was wondering why she never did a duet with him? do u think it’s because of legalities(different labels) so they are not allowed to work with people they would like to? it’s all so complicated and confusing 🙁

  172. kimk says:

    ksf who are you talking about who is as sweet and conservative as David that is successful today?
    agree about working with great folks.. quality of production, music and writing is very important. case in point Adele. but she is not sweet. cheeky maybe.

  173. tami lyn says:

    also, david and christina aguilera doing a spanish song together would be awesome! why can’t these things happen??? are people in the biz actively discrimnating against him?

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

    Hello Again! Stopping by for a few minutes.

    ksf, Jive didnt do much of anything in regards to promoting TOSOD, alot of the fault lands at their feet. Hard for David to sell much, if they dont do anything to push his music to radio, have enough cd’s available in the store, etc. The thing is, fans have put Davids cd’s front & center in stores(just being their helpful selves 😉 ) & they sell while their still their, they have seen the people grab the cd. so if the cd’s are in the store, where people can see them, they sell, but they never put enough in the stores.

    What I cant stand about Chris Brown is, he beat up Rhianna & they asked teenage girls in a survey and it was something like 70% said it was Rhianna’s fault, that she must’ve done something to deserve it. There’s alot of music degrading women out there & some kids are believing it, breaks my heart 🙁 I think I’ve mentioned this before, but I caught a few minutes of the MTV awards a year ago & you had men calling women the B word, & women calling eachother the B word, it made me sick. Kids watch that show. Its sad.

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

    tami lyn – 😯 LOL. I used to be a big Chris Brown fan until the infamous attack and I must admit that I can’t hear a song without wanting to dance! *sigh* A bad boy who makes awesome dance music, lol. Darned Chris Brown! See what you make me do??! Like I said, he’s amazing at what he does.

  176. tami lyn says:

    think maybe all the really sweet conservative people record under christian labels and we don”t hear about them. only mainstream name that comes to my mind is katy perry. she seems very nice.

  177. Martha says:

    Hey, Linda ! (5:11) – Haven’t heard of any trends tonight, but if there is one, I hope its for BEGIN.

    A buying party is a great idea, I hope that happens because if he charts, even for a little while, others will look into it and possibly buy. Doesn’t have to be at midnight,
    just as along as a time or time range is set.

  178. kimk says:

    Aesop. ‏@MCommands
    David Archuleta is forreal. Can’t wait until he comes back from his hiatus.

  179. tami lyn says:

    beth- yes chris set a very bad example for all his fans. we sure do live in a very sad and screwed up world. hopefully he is sorry.

  180. nora says:

    Maybe David doesn’t want the kind of success that people think he should have, we don’t know him on a person to person basis, we do not know what he thinks and what he wants, David is the only person who knows what is best for him. David said he really likes performing in small venues, maybe he doesn’t want the kind of fame Chris Brown has. Who knows? I don’t. I’m just glad David is David and would not change him for anything I know everybody here loves and respects David, and wants the best for him, that is why we are all still here, can’t wait to hear from Deseret as to when BEGIN will be shipped.

  181. tami lyn says:

    ksf- i know lol. when he comes on the radio i tell myself to turn him off but sometimes i can’t and i sing along and dance and then feel really guilty.

  182. ray says:

    i need help over at wise they are catching up.i don,t like chris brown

  183. Martha! Thank you for answering my question.

  184. tami lyn says:

    nora- well said and in actuality it would be better for us fans if he stays in smaller venues cuz then we might get to meet him and talk to him 🙂 if he gets the super fame like chris or justin he will be totally inaccessible and surrounded by bodyguards and chased by paparazzi 🙁

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

    tami_lyn, Yeah, I hope he’s sorry & can change. Unfortunately, men who beat up women rarely change, but I hope he’s able to.

    nora, Yeah, David doesnt do music to get a big house, lots of cars & stuff, he does it because he loves it, seems kinda rare these days.

  186. tami lyn says:

    beth- yeah true. lately david seems more kinda like john mayer. john does it for the love of music not the money not the fame anymore like when he was younger

  187. tami lyn says:

    ray- lol! again i’m sorry

  188. tami lyn says:

    someone in my nieghborhood is baking caramel rolls or something! i can smell it coming in my window 🙂

  189. kimk says:

    PHMusicCharts ‏@PHMusicCharts
    MYX Philippines: MYX DAILY TOP 10 August 6, 2012 (Monday) 10 – David Archuleta – I’ll Never Go [=] 9 – Wolfgang…


  190. tami lyn says:

    wow think how rich we would be if we got paid to analyze/ promote david! haha 🙂

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

    As I said, no one starts their music career wanting mediocre success. As I said, I think the reason his albums haven’t sold more is because of the music itself. It appeals really to an older demographic and is not what younger people want to listen to. There are artists who are shy and sweet in their personal lives but amazingly outgoing as artists (Beyonce, Prince, Michael Jackson just to name a few).Why? Because they understand that they are performers and that this is a business. I’m not saying that it’s necessarily right or wrong but that’s how it is. David obviously was born to sing but I don’t necessarily see him as a performer and there’s a big difference. If he wants a success where he only plays small venues then that’s awesome and I wish him well. However, if he wants “more” then he has some decisions to make and I’m not AT ALL talking about compromising his morals or character so PLEASE don’t get it twisted.

  192. cc halo says:

    Re Kurt’s statement (or maybe joke) about BEGIN. earnings going toward David’s mission: I agree that he probably already had money put away–the only thing is that few missionaries have careers that support their families–so he probably wants to maximize his income for that reason.

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

    Well, my heating pad is calling me, so will try to check in later, Adios!

    tami_lyn, You had to go and mention carmel rolls 🙄 I LOVE carmel rolls. There’s a place that makes fantastic carmel rolls, someone brought them to work, they were unbelievable. Luckily, for me & my hips, its too far away 😆 See ya later.

  194. tami lyn says:

    what i’m afraid of is that david will come back get married, have kids, live a normal life and continue singing but only in church and around utah and the rest of us won’t get to see him or ever hear him on the radio.

  195. kimk says:

    ksf I don’t see any of those artists who are as conservative or sweet as David is. not that I mind them either just don’t see anyone like him around who is famous today like he is.

    nora I think his standards are more important to him then being famous and I don’t think he would do anything that would go against what he believed in. not after four years anyway.

  196. Wil says:

    I think David has the celebrity thing dialed in pretty well. He can go anywhere in Asia and he’s mobbed at the airport and needs a good deal of security. And since he can fill huge venues there, he can also make a tremendous amount of money in a short period of time. Afterwards, he can come home where he’s not a superstar, and although he is occasionally recognized, he can live a relatively normal life, and play small venues where he can have an intimate evening with fans.

    Since he probably makes the bulk of his income at concerts, with a nice chunk coming from VIP, his album sales can simply serve as a way to introduce new music to entice fans to buy tickets to his next tour.

    So, my guess is that he would prefer not to become a huge celeb here in the USA.

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

    tami lyn – John Mayer is cool and a great example of someone making music because he loves it and yet has done incredibly well, not just monetarily but critically as well (hello Grammys). The point is that you can do both. Wouldn’t it be awesome to see David win a Grammy one day?? I’m sure he wouldn’t turn it down!!! Lol.

  198. tami lyn says:

    beth- omg i know. when i smelled that it made me want to bake some but it takes forever to makes those. waiting for it to rise twice and all that. i’m too lazy. i think about it but then don’t do it. i’ll just look for some at the store 🙂

  199. kimk says:

    ray I don’t like CB either.

  200. tami lyn says:

    wil- i agree. think he does want a somewhat normal life and is not interested in the fame and all the craziness that goes with that.

  201. tami lyn says:

    i should call target and complain about that ad

  202. kimk says:

    John Mayer is great as well as Jason Mraz.. what I wouldn’t love for David one day to work with them.
    he’d have to give a little though.. they are mature writers.

  203. tami lyn says:

    but i used to work there and chances are someone i know would answer the phone and then i would have to hang up.

  204. tami lyn says:

    kim- true

  205. kimk says:

    tamilyn not sure if Begin will be at Target. I think someone emailed them and they said no.. I guess it could be that it wasn’t online?

  206. tami lyn says:

    kim- what?? thought kari said it would be in target and walmart!

  207. kimk says:

    tamilyn they aren’t carrying it online so maybe that was it? sure someone will check to see. I am going to Walmart to see if it is there on Tuesday!!

  208. tami lyn says:

    kim-ok thanks! guess we will find out this week

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

    kimk – no one is saying that he should go against his standards. The point that I’ve been trying to making is that the Chris Browns of the world are successful for a reason. They know who they are, have defined what success means to them, and have gone after it. They have succeeded because they make good music that many people are attracted to. IF that is whatDavid wants then he can learn from them. IF NOT, then that’s fine too. I just hope David takes his music to a more relevant level when he returns. That’s all I’ll say before the FOD conduct police make their appearance.

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

    ray – ur getting to be a bit repetitive…just sayin, lol

  211. kimk says:

    ksf got what you are saying.. just saying that the cards are stacked against David in the pop scene. he can’t do any of what the folks are doing out there today on stage. unless say he changes his genre. something like Michael Buble perhaps or John Legend? they own the stage and do not go overboard.
    Carrie Underwood and Kelly Clarkson are great too but they are also a little more edgy then David is.
    maybe when he comes back he will become that man folks come on and talk about and he will own the amazing talent he has and the stage and the world.

  212. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    kimk .. Any trending tonight? Company just left. I see Haley trended ww with ology twice today. I’m ready. Just tell me what it is??? Thanks

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

    kimk – Point taken and I think you’re right. Maybe he would need to change genres to one that better suits his strengths and limitations. As much as his shyness and insecurities endear him to all of us, I believe it can also cripple him. And yet, I’m so proud of how he has grown in confidence and “swagger” even over the past year. Hopefully his hiatus will help him grow even more in that area and he will “own” his talent and just be comfortable in his own skin when he returns.

  214. Ali says:

    ksf – I have to disagree somewhat. David has said many times that he wants to make meaningful music and share it with people. I don’t recall a single interview where he said he wanted to be a huge star. Yes, you have to have success to remain in the industry. But you do not have to become a superstar. So while you say no one starts their career wanting mediocre success I say that not everyone gets into music wanting to be a superstar. Maybe we can meet somewhere in the middle lol.

    And while I don’t think he’s perfect I do think David is a hell of a performer. I think his banter between songs could use work but when he starts singing he’s a whole different person. He has a huge amount of charisma and performance ability and that’s only grown over time.

    As far as off the stage, his interview skills are definitely not “slick” like a lot of the top musicians. I appreciate his realness though. And maybe his delivery will be improved when he comes back. I mean, he’ll have spent the past 2 years talking to people door to door lol. Maybe he’ll just need to do all his interview in Spanish from now on ;p

  215. Martha says:

    Anybody want to try this puzzle:


    Its fun, it takes about 10-15 minutes to do

    sgj – Haven’t heard of any trending

  216. mango#DA2014 says:

    I don’t know about anybody else, but I’m about ready for another mission blog mention of David. I know there must be one out there somewhere. Anybody?

  217. kimk says:

    ksf I think it is more his conservative beliefs I am talking about. I think he can get over his shyness. he can’t really sing about certain things or go around doing certain things other pop stars do on stage or even the clothes they wear.. or lol don’t wear.
    that is ok too.. it is him and like it. he is unique at least for me anyway.

  218. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Two cents in… David is full of surprises. I love him just the way he is. He is amazing. We know it. It’s the rest of the world who are missing his wonderful person and talent. We are here, now and that’s what counts. I’m going to revel in all things David while I can. He brings me joy through his music and having met him only reinforces my belief that he is like no other. JMO

  219. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    kimk.. Thanks 😀

  220. ray says:

    tami lyn, don,t be sorry,just making a point i dont, like ch ksf whoo me !!!!! never i don,t like chris brown LOL

  221. kimk says:

    sgj yup so true.. I think we are just going back and forth about the music scene in the US and not so much David. David could sing sitting at a piano in a small little place and I would love it and be there. bet we all here would if we could.
    ha come to think about it.. I would like that even better then a huge stadium.

  222. sj says:

    Not sure we’ll ever hear David a whole lot on the radio unless the way radio works changes in the future. Don’t think I would consider an artist’s career mediocre if they are able to continue paying the bills while making music and playing live, even in smaller venues. A lot of artists have that kind of career and I know plenty of “weekend rock stars” that would love that kind of success.

    I can’t say for sure but the mark David seems to want to make in music isn’t what is played on the radio now, certainly doesn’t make that type of music bad music just not “popular” music, but not all music is “popular” thank heavens. Sure, in the future he may hit with a “message” song on more mainstream radio like others manage to do, but I think he can certainly have a “good” career without it.
    I remember some talking about Jason Mraz’s song quite a while back but I never heard it until very recently, and really like it, but took a while to get some regular radio play, not instant success like when KP or JB have as soon as a new song comes out rather it’s very good or not.

    The other thing I hate about popular music is I feel it’s kind of ruined (harsh word but couldn’t think of another one right now) a couple of my favs. I love Train, raced out to buy their new album the day it came out but was quite disappointed. Seems to me that they probably had to compromise with the label a lot. IMO most of the songs are lacking their signature sound that I so loved in their previous albums.

    Also, Maroon 5 has lost a lot of the jazz element they used to have. Unfortunately they are pushing these bands coming off a hit song to put out music more quickly to capitalize on their current popularity. But the songs that catpulted them to gain popularity originally were not that dance beat, clap track music but that is what they are now making. Maroon 5’s latest album is alright and I do enjoy the catchy popiness of the songs but miss “their sound”. IMO none of the newer songs stand up to a “She Will Be Loved” or “Won’t Go Home Without You”. I just don’t think most of the stuff that is on the radio today will be remembered 20 years from now as more than a collective type of music, it’s fun, can dance to it, play it to death, then I’m kinda done with it and move on to the next song.

    I have 2 teenagers and both of them completely agree with me about Train and Maroon 5’s latest albums anyway. In fact I like them more than they do. I’m probably completely off about this but it’s my observation about the current music from a few established artists. Hate to use the word “sell-out” but I hope in the future they are able to return to the “sound” that made me a fan in the first place. Those were just two examples that stood out to me recently with their latest music.

  223. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    kimk.. David Archuleta now appearing in N.C. Kim’s Livingroom. Limited seating. Theme: I Love You Just The Way You Are!! 😆

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

    ray – ?

  225. kimk says:

    Lulu. ‏@glimpse0fheaven

  226. tami lyn says:

    ray- LOL! 🙂

  227. kimk says:

    sgj ha I LOVE THAT!!! omjosh though I may not live thru it!!!

  228. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    ray.. I voted on Wise Radio. David is leading by 5 miles.

  229. SGJ, Well said, I’m hear because i love to hear him sing and because he is who he is. I don’t follow any other artist and don’t plan to. I’m sure there are a lot more famous artist out there. But thats not what i want. So I guess you can say I’m here for the duration, regardless of what happens when he gets back. We don’t know and He doesn’t know. Time will tell.

  230. Candy says:

    TOSOD didn’t sell well because it wasnt mainstream enough…for many, it was too sweet, too syrupy(their words not mine) Rainbows, lollipops, unicorns and elevators arent what young people want to hear. ksf you are right, they want music they can dance to and artists like Chris Brown, the Beav, give it to them.
    I hope David come back, sets the record straight and finds his niche quickly…ala Marz, Adele style albums.

  231. sj says:

    Sorry that was long

    So I think David being true to who he is as a musician and person will do well for him in the long run. Jason Mraz and John Mayer have stuck with what they know and are, but also had the luxury of putting out their earlier music in a very different time (musically). And able to establish themselves before this current phase. JMO

  232. I’ve been voting on wise radio. Good to hear SGJ.

  233. Martha says:

    Hey mango! (6:28) – I’ve been looking for blogs but no mention of David or what he is doing. They talk about what life is like where David is at which I find interesting but I don’t know whether others would. I’ve posted a couple of things like that.

    My guess is they’ve been told how the internet works. You mention David Archuleta or Elder Archuleta and someone can find it. If they don’t want someone reading their blogs, they wont’t mention him.

  234. kimk says:

    sj they play Jason Mraz’s I Won’t Give Up a lot now. great song. what I wouldn’t give for David to write like he does.. or just work with him.
    very mature and grown up!!

  235. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    kimk. I forget to say “ambulance and paramedics standing by the event” for those attending. Tickets will bear a warning label, “enter at your own risk”.

  236. Candy says:

    ksf-I think it will be hard for his stage swagger to grow when he is only allowed to sing in church. Dont see a whole of swagger growing happening there. He is going to have to find what he left in the Philippines and use it to his advantage. Depends on what he wants for a career.

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

    Ali -Thanks for your thoughts. My point was never to say that David wants to be a big superstar and is failing at that goal, lol!!! I was speaking specifically about how Chris Brown and others like him, whether we like them or not, do what they do VERY WELL. I don’t know how to say it any plainer so I’m afraid I’ll have to repeat myself (sorry, ray): These stars are where they are because of the mass appeal of their MUSIC. I never said that David WANTS or has said he wants this type of success, although pursuing the music biz is a good indication that he at least at one time did. I don’t know. Just making a point that I don’t begrudge other artists THEIR success because they are good at what they do. Enough said.

  238. Ali says:

    mango – lol I haven’t seen any mission blogs recently but i did see a picture the other day. its was pretty iffy though so i didn’t post it. he’s way in the back of the group and you can only see half of his head so i’m not even 100% sure its him. but pretty sure it is. talk about grasping at straws hahaha

  239. kimk says:

    Candy true unfortunately.. hoping him having one killer Spanish accent will help with the swagger part til he gets it back. if he hits the Philippines right after he may just do it too!!!

  240. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    ksf. I get it. Alls well that ends well. I’m missing Javid. Thankful for what we got so far. 😀

  241. kimk says:

    sgj I would consider it an honor if he would sing in my home.. you all are welcome too.

  242. Ali says:

    ksf – thank for the clarification, sorry for misunderstanding you. i certainly don’t begrudge other artists their success either. my thoughts on chris brown are a WHOLE other matter that i won’t go into here lol.

    sj – thanks for your post! i agree with you about some acts changing for the worse with the current trends in music. i won’t stereotype and say that everyone has but it seems to me that pop music sounds more the same same same now. i think someone even posted an article here about it this past week — about how there’s little deviation in melody.

  243. ray says:

    are we haveing fun yet LOL i don,t consider jb or ch artists, the are just front men &boy for autotune,electronia gajets,anybody could do that ,to sing live on stage they could not sing there way ouy of a wet paper bag

  244. sj says:

    Kimk – in time, hopefully. He is still very young as far as songwriting goes. Think the music to Broken is interesting (in a good way). Also, don’t know if it’s been discussed but I’m thinking the concept for the song was David’s but he’s always said he has trouble getting what’s in his head out into words or song lyrics so wondering if because time was short he told the lyricist what it was he wanted to say and let him come up with the words to say it. Who knows he may decide that is the best way to go about songwriting I guess we’ll have lots to look forward to in the future. Fun to see where he goes from here.

    I also really like JM’s song and happy to see it finally getting played on the radio. It’s been almost 4 years since he had a radio hit and so glad he is still making the music his way and when it catches on it’s great.

  245. kimk says:

    ray ha they are there for the show. and folks eat it up too.

  246. Ali says:

    Martha – no it was another. I can’t describe it with out talking about the picture, which we’re not supposed to do here lol. Let me see if I can find it again…

  247. kimk says:

    I agree about seeing a lot of artists selling out.

    1m Rush Har ‏@rusharr
    Ahead of the curve:Weekly pop culture In new music this week, you’ll find “BEGIN” by David Archuleta; marquee.blogs.cnn.com/2012/08/05/ahe… @CNN @DavidArchie

  248. Candy says:

    ray-well millions of their fans would disagree with you…so would their bank accounts!! Call them what you want but for many they are the “It” artists for now. I dont buy their music and I never will but millions do. More power to them and their PR team.

  249. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    kimk.. 🙂

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

    Candy – THANK YOU!!! You got what I’ve been trying to say but obviously not very well. I thought it should have been pretty clear that I was not saying that David was a failure…and yet that’s what some heard. Amazing.

    As for swagger I guess you’re right. After all, how much swagger can you really put into BSMS!Lol. But, I do think that just the personal confidence that he gains from his experiences will definitely help him in his career and even on stage 🙂

  251. kimk says:

    Begin The Next Chapter With David Archuleta

    Trending Party.. NOW!!! 😀

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

    ray – auto-tuned or not, they cater to what THEIR fans want to hear. If people didn’t like it then they wouldn’t buy it. And frankly, they make their music for a certain demographic…I doubt that most people here are who they’re after. It’s kinda funny though…I think as much as David probably wants to connect with people his own age, he’s an old soul in a young person’s body so that’s mostly who he attracts.

  253. tami lyn says:

    the two artists i could see david becoming like are josh groban(who also does acting) or like michael buble(in my dreams,jazzy,sexy, lots of swagger) lol. either way i would be very happy!

  254. tami lyn says:

    ksf- yeah if david wants a young audience he’s gonna have to change. if he doesn’t mind having all us older fans then he should stay the same as he is.

  255. tami lyn says:

    speaking of auto tune, rhianna’s on my radio AGAIN

  256. Ali says:

    gee ksf sorry to have amazed you 🙁

  257. Ali says:

    Here’s the pic. I enlarged it a bit but still hard to see. Might recognize guy beside him though.


  258. nora says:

    sgj-I agree with you I like David just the way he is, and who knows what plans a he has made for him when he returns. I don’t think the most important thing is having your music played on the radio, there was an article in the Boston Globe that said as many CDs of all the new artist today older artists music is outselling them by millions, artist like Elvis, the Beatles, I think artists make most of their money at concerts, merchandise they sell, a lot of music is downloading illegally and artists never see the money.I’m here for David no matter what, and I know most of you will be too.

  259. Martha says:

    Ali – Do you get the idea that he is trying to hide?

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

    Hello Again!

    All I’m going to say is I love David just the way he is & it has been wonderful watching him grow into the artist he is today & it will be just as wonderful to see the artist he will be when he returns. I’ve been watching him since he was 11 on Star Search, so, so, soooooo shy, but put him on that stage & WHOOOAAAA look out. On AI, still shy, not as much though, but put him on stage & that voice. Then the AI tour, wow, fantastic, then solo tour, Zero Gravity, Christmas Tour Feliz Navidad(hint at some dance moves 😀 ) Contigo, OH MY HECK, tours, MTC performance, his visit to India, performances all over the place, Second Christmas Tour(This Christmas), filming a mini-series in the Phils, thousands at the malls, records an album in a week, comes home, another cd in a week, videos. Over the years, his stage presence has grown in leaps & bounds, he sings LIVE in concerts, so funny, so sweet, yet when he sings LOOK OUT 😀 Just sayin’ I think its been a Blessing in my life to be a fan of this man, I’ve learned alot from him & all of you & I think he’s where he needs to be right now & when he gets back, world, hang on to your hat, you wont know what hit ya 😀 I think when he gets back, the sky’s the limit & David will be a force to be wreckened with 😀

  261. tami lyn says:

    beth- i agree, IF he stays single. if he gets married think his career is over.

  262. Candy says:

    Martha-I sure do! Dont understand why though…its not like we dont all know where he is. Seems silly to me. Thats the third picture Ive seen where he is hidden behind taller people.

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

    Sorry, didnt notice my comment was so long 🙄

  264. Russ says:

    Hello everyone. Tuesday is almost here, at last.
    Looking at the radar on Accuweather it looks like Candy is getting hit with a pretty strong storm about now. Passed through here a while ago.

  265. kimk says:

    sj a lot of artists like Maroon 5 curse and do things that are not appropriate for an lds member to do.. would David get in trouble if he did those things on stage or on a cd?

  266. Ali says:

    Martha – yeah, I think he’s prob trying to be at back of group pics on the mission. I’m sure he wants to make things as little about “him” as possible.

  267. Candy says:

    Hi Russ, good to see you and your are right…the storm just rolled, well rumbled, through.

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

    Sorry tami_lyn, couldnt disagree with you more,lol. If David gets married, his career isnt over. In fact, he may pick up tons more fans his age & older because they will see him more than just the kid from AI. They will see him as a grown man & maybe more guys will admit they like his music. From past reports, David is one of the most illegally downloaded artists out there & I guarantee you, alot of them are guys, they just dont want to admit it. Not like the guys we have here at FOD, who are man enough & proud to be his fans 😀

  269. ray says:

    beth i am with you and jb,and ch are not artists.there puppets

  270. tami lyn says:

    beth- most of those guys are gay and they are in love with david. they don’t want him to get married either, lol!

  271. Candy says:


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

    Hey Russ! Great to see you 😀

  273. tami lyn says:

    hi candy! 🙂

  274. Russ says:

    Hi Candy. Another line of storms passing thru here now, should reach you in a few hours. I am paranoid since a storm knocked over a tree from my neighbors yard, put a big hole in my garage, crushed my car and took our my 35 year old rhododendrons.

  275. Russ says:


  276. kimk says:

    dang gabbed too much at twitter today… I am in JAIL AGAIN!!!

  277. Martha says:

    Candy and Ali – We certainly do know where he’s at especially after that public concert. I wonder if he was okay with that even though he would never question his authority.

  278. Candy says:

    Gessh Russ, no wonder you arent a fan of storms, thats a lot of damage from one tree. But after the storm (derecho) we had a month ago, I can understand how it happened.

  279. Russ says:

    Hi Beth.

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

    tami_lyn, no, I dont think so,lol. Lots of guys are fans of David who are straight. Its just that some dont think it would look cool to be a fan of, well, back then a 17 year old. AI really tried to paint a certain picture of David, a teenage boy with the big voice, instead of treating him as the young man he was who could sing like crazy. Besides, it doesnt matter, fans are fans. My point is, ummm, lol, what was my point, oh yeah, David getting married wont hurt his career at all. All I ask for when he gets married is a pic of him & his wife on his wedding day & one pic each of the little Archulettes that will follow 😀 How gosh, darn cute will they be 😀

  281. Russ says:

    Really like the “Be Still My Soul” videos up top. Has long been one of my favorites.
    I like the MOTAB version, it is beautiful, but David’s just seems more soulful.

  282. tami lyn says:

    beth- yeah it would be cute but the huge number of guys & girls who spazz over him will drop off dramatically.

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

    Hey Russ! Goodness one tree, sure was able to branch out & do alot of damage 🙄 Sorry, trying to lighten the situation. Are the repairs done to your garage & car. I know you said you thought your car was totalled, but said they were going to fix it. Also, have you put in new plants and if so, what kind?

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

    Ali – Sorry..I “spoke” out of frustration. And I wasn’t specifically talking about you. I think the general conversation was getting on my nerves at that point. I’m sorry to have offended you.

    tami lyn – haha! Sooo true! 😛 They DEFINITELY don’t want to see him married.

    Bottom line, he just needs to stay current with his music. Some may not want him to change and that’s nice…the point is missed once again, lol.

  285. sj says:

    Kimk – not sure why you asked that question? haha. David wouldn’t get in trouble, he can do whatever he wants, but certainly don’t think that’s who he is, lol. 🙂

    Glitter girl do not understand why David’s career would be over if he gets married. Probably gonna happen someday.

    I also disagree that David can’t won’t connect with his own age unless he changes. Not all the kids that age listen exclusively to the dance beat stuff on the radio. I have a daughter 19 almost 20 and she likes a little of that but she and her friends like a lot of acoustic, more organic and even songs with subjects other than relationships, many songs of which I could see David doing in the future.

  286. Anita says:

    I think auto-tune is taking over the music scene in recent years, instead of real talent like David has. I’ve heard Chris Brown use it numerus occasions. I actually think Chris could learn more from David than the other way around.

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

    Russ, Oh, I love BSMS, its absolutely gorgeous. I love the one from BYU, stunning, so heartfelt & like you said, soulful.

    Well tami_lyn, we’ll just have to disagree then, lol, I just dont think that will happen.

  288. kimk says:

    not sure what would happen when he marries. depends on how it is handled.

  289. sj says:

    Sorry meant that for Tami Lyn, geez swear I read Glitter girl, ugh

  290. tami lyn says:

    ksf- yeah exactly, when i went to david’s concert in duluth lots of guys were screaming- david, i love you!!! i was watching for david’s reaction. he just smiled and looked down. 🙂

  291. tami lyn says:

    sj- yeah i was glitter girl until that one night when we revealed ourselves LOL 🙂

  292. sj says:

    Tami Lyn – haha I guess that glitter girl is just etched on my brain for you, lol

  293. Russ says:

    Beth, that storm was on May 27. My car will be done tomorrow. Amazing they could even repair it, but it looks like new. Garage roof has been repaired and garage door will be finished tomorrow as well.

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

    ksf, Need to ask a favor, can you please stop saying we’re missing the point again & again. Some just arent agreeing with you or others, that doesnt mean we’re missing the point or you cant say what you want to, because it may not be something we agree with. Please say what you want, but everyone else will do the same, doesnt mean we didnt get your point. Not mad or anything, just asking if you can take it into consideration. Thanks 😀

  295. tami lyn says:

    sj- that’s ok, lol! 🙂

  296. kimk says:

    sj oh just that is what I thought.. not allowed to curse etc? read something about someone at BYU getting fired for doing so? confused now. also thought dancing like Derek Hough shirtless etc was a no no so I guess there is hope for us and David on DWTS!!!!ha he does say or at least think pissed off. honestly..
    was under the impression he would be thrown out of the church or not on good standing if so? sorry I guess I have read too many google links.

  297. Candy says:

    Russ, have you been without a car for over two months?

  298. tami lyn says:

    kim- derek hough is lds?

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

    Russ, so glad to hear the repairs are about done 😀

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

    sj – yes, definitely a more organic style would certainly connect with a younger audience. I think that’s why Mraz, Adele, and Mayer were mentioned. It would be awesome!

  301. kimk says:

    tamilyn thought he was.

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

    tami lyn @ 8:03 – hilarious! Wish I could have seen David’s face, lol 🙂

  303. josie says:

    Oh man. I go shopping for a few days, and look at all the stuff I miss. lol.

  304. Russ says:

    Candy, the insurance paid for a rental for 30 days and I have been paying for it since end of June. A rule most people don’t know is that if your neighbors tree falls on your house, your insurance company pays, not theirs. It is only right that the neighbor pays your deductibles and any other out of pocket costs but I guess my neighbor does not feel that way.

  305. kimk says:

    I think of acoustic I think that David needs to learn how to play the guitar.
    or at least go for it live.

  306. tami lyn says:

    kim- so if derek can dance shirtless it must not be a church rule unless it is and he does it anyway?

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

    Agree or not…I don’t care. Just don’t want to be misunderstood.

    josie – lol 🙂

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

    kimk, I cant picture David dancing without his shirt on, but I dont think its bad. Ya never know, he did that Guitar Hero commercial during AI,lol and he said thats as far as he’d probably go with something like that. Although, he did say probably 😉 I think ultimately, as it is with anyone walking this planet, you just have to decide whats ok for yourself to do & others can either like it or lump it,lol. As long as you’re not hurting anyone or being a jerk.

  309. Candy says:

    kimk-he is or was Mormon…not sure if he is still a practicing Mormon…he sure doesnt fit the mold the same mold that David does.

  310. kimk says:

    David playing the guitar like John Mayer or Jason Mraz would make all the difference.
    would def set him in the cool category!!!

    ok in my eyes at least!!

  311. sj says:

    Kimk – I’m not familiar with the BYU incident but different as it is a church owned school and they have certain conduct they have agreed to as an employee of the school/church. David has his free agency, everyone can do as they personally choose now there are certain things that could cause church action but never heard of a regular member getting in trouble for swearing. As far as Derek Hough, honestly don’t know that much about him but not sure if he is currently active in the Mormon faith but he also has his free agency.

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

    kimk, tami lyn – maybe its just a matter of personal conduct and not necessarily something that that church regulates?

  313. kimk says:

    Candy what I was thinking.

  314. sj says:

    Ksf – yes, definitely the direction I personally hope he goes. He has always cited so many of those artist as favs so think if he went any of those routes could be good. I would so love to see him duet with someone like Sara B, could give his career a nice jump start when he returns. She does seem to like him and I thought she was great on that Sing Off show.

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

    kimk – I’m hopeful that we will one day see David playing guitar. Talk about cool factor…you’re right!

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

    ksf I understand 😀

    Josie, shopping for 3 days, thats sounds like fun.

  317. sj says:

    Shirtless, not a church rule.

  318. kimk says:

    sj if David was to swear or go around shirtless on stage as a returning mish I kind of feel he would get in trouble at least around here and on twitter.
    think cause he is well known cause it has happened before. lol all the hoopla with him just standing next to JM and her wearing a dress that was not covered up.
    glad to know he can be who he wishes with the church.

  319. kimk says:

    sj umm read a post about a calendar. why mentioned that.

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

    sj – yes I remember that FOX interview from his AI days where he raved about those type artists. Collaborating with Sara B. would be awesome. They seem to have a mutual admiration for each other.

  321. tami lyn says:

    david might learn the guitar but he will always be a piano man. i know u can’t love them equally. one always wins out.

  322. tami lyn says:

    i personally think that guys who play the piano are way sexier 🙂

  323. tami lyn says:

    ksf- yeah and sarah swears all the time so david must not be too offended by that.

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

    Trying to help trend on twitter, but my computer is so slow with twitter right now, but its ok here, what the heck,lol.

  325. dailylurker says:

    I agree with you Ray, I don’t like Chris Brown either. Yeah his music is mainstream and popular and is selling like hotcakes but he ain’t getting a penny out of me. I don’t support a person that thinks it’s ok to abuse and strike another person.

    However I do agree with you ksf that in order to have mainstream successful in the future he needs a killer radio friendly song or a dang good label. A duet with a well known artist like Adele would be amazing, wishful thinking again. But I support David in whatever direction he takes because he is one of the only natural artist left that actually sings without auto tune. 🙂 I appreciate that a lot. Plus he is great at what he does. So if I have to fly to his local concerts in Utah in the future so be it. lols Once an Archie always an Archie. As for swagger David has loads of swagger, the boy can dance, he just needs to unleash the inner Latino and let loose. 🙂 OH heck one smile from him and we are dead so it really doesn’t matter. hahha

    As for funding his mission he probably had that covered a long time ago since he had the X-mas tour and all the stuff going on in Asia. He probably made enough to support his whole family for the next couple of years, lols. David is on smart cookie when it comes to business. So excited about BEGIN. This album has to recoup all the expenses before it can see any profit off of it. I don’t think it will make enough to garnish tons of money but again it was just done for the fans and we appreciate what David did for us. Thank you DAVID!

  326. Candy says:

    David toured with McFly, the are one of the most outrageous groups out there. Their on stage antics are…not even printable. David seemed to have a blast with them. Im sure they didn’t worry about what they said around him.

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

    tami lyn – lol! Just curious…what is sexy about the piano? Is it the way those agile fingers move so quickly over the keys? 😛 Spell it out for us!

  328. tami lyn says:

    beth- same here! i can post here easily but twitter is super slow for me. that’s why i gave up on trending. takes me forever to type and post one tweet.

  329. tami lyn says:

    ksf- haha! maybe! i think it’s cuz i grew up playing piano and loving classical music and those guys who played the piano in their tuxs/suits always looked so passionate, classy, and yeah sexy 🙂

  330. kimk says:

    Candy was more thinking for David to be accepted mainstream he would have to ge edgier. yes he is around a lot of folks who are that way but he still acts very young and naive. certainly not anything like John Mayer, Jason Mraz or lol Adam Levine.

  331. kimk says:

    tamilyn have a thing for guitar players. married to one!

  332. sj says:

    Kimk – haha, I’ll go out on a limb here and say never gonna happen. And yes, definitely many fans would have plenty to say, lol.

    As far as getting into trouble I think the trouble lies when you do something in association or representation of something official with the church. Think the calendar was the fact that they represented themselves as returned missionaries to gain more attention, now if they had just chosen to pose as private individuals without trying to gain attention using the missionary thing don’t think anyone would have noticed or cared, too much anyway

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

    I’m sure David has heard all sorts of language over the years, being in showbiz. Its not his thing, but he doesnt seem hold it against anyone. I remember someone saying that Amanda on Season 7 of AI use to go around and tell people not to swear around David or if they did, told them not to, seems she had alot of respect for David, kinda sweet.

  334. Candy says:

    kimk-Oh I agree, even though he is now 21, at times he still comes across as a young teen. Fans find it an endearing characteristic but not sure that the general public feels the same.

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

    tami lyn – haha! Anything where he can show off those hands of his works for me 😉 Guitar, piano, ukulele…I don’t care, but hide those hands and he and I will have words.

  336. josie says:

    Uh, playing catch-up here. First, the food court at my mall has 2 large TV screens side-by-side that play requested videos. One screen was playing Chris Brown; the other was playing Rhianna. lol…Do NOT get me talking about falling trees. Can’t even go shopping for a day w/out one of my family’s trees breaking in half. 🙁 Bradford Pear trees are beautiful, but I guess they’re suicidal or somethin’…Beth~Actually, I don’t like shopping at all. lol. It takes me foreeeever to pick out one thing. Thus, the 3 days. Oh. Another ice cream I like is vanilla with strawberry topping. haha..

    And I like the cover pic. Always have…Tami lyn~ Sorry to disagree with you, but I really don’t want to see David go the Groban/Buble route. Just….noooo. lol. Um, I think there are a combo of reasons why David hasn’t sold as well as he could/should. First, JIVE sucks. lol. Also, I agree that some of it has to do w/the quality of music. Although, I think SBL could’ve done perfectly well if the label reps pushed it to radio. And Good Place. And Complain. And Look Around. lol. And…I dunno if David himself wanting to stay out of the public eye or what, but there were so many missed opportunities for national promo/publicity. Even a red carpet walk would’ve reminded folks that he’s still around. “Out of sight, out of mind” is more than just a phrase., unfortunately.

  337. kimk says:

    sj ok and thanks. glad I asked. now all we need is for David to go for it!!!
    (yeah yeah I know but hey a girl can hope!!!)

  338. sj says:

    I don’t know that he needs to get edgier, just needs to be viewed as a grown up I think. Think it’s the combination of the young thing with the clean cut image. Once people can accept him as a grown up don’t think it will matter quite so much, MOO (haha, just created my own acronym, my opinion only)

  339. tami lyn says:

    kim- that’s awesome! what kind of music does he play?

  340. kimk says:

    josie always wondered about that.. why he would run the other way then go to the shows. out of sight is not good.

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

    kimk, dont think David is as naive as people think. He tends to think the best about people, but I think he’s alot wiser now than 4 years ago. Even then, I think he had his own brand of wisdom. But, life teaches us lessons as we go, hopefully those lessons arent too painful.

  342. tami lyn says:

    sj- i like that LOL! can i use MOO too?

  343. sj says:

    Josie – I do think he was thinking ahead and wanted the option of going on a mission and probably did hold himself back some so as not to be tied into things he couldn’t get out of, but agree that SBL was radio friendly enough that if Jive had wanted to make it a hit they certainly could have but probably at that point it was clear David was not planning or willing to follow the path Jive wanted for him so they weren’t going to make the investment, that and the fact that the company was on it’s way down at that point.

  344. cq#DA2014 says:

    Again I might get in trouble for saying this, but the statement that David recorded BEGIN. just for the fans is kinda interesting. I’m thinking that all songs, albums that all singer do are for their fans. All songs and albums that David recorded has always been for his fans. David himself said that he always wanted to do a cover album and he felt the timing was right to do such an album…just saying, I’m thinking, no one goes into a recording studio thinking it’s good if we sell enough albums just to cover are expenses.

  345. kimk says:

    tamilyn he plays mostly rock. his fav bands are early Genesis, Pink Floyd, Yes, etc.
    used to play in a few bands. lol disco, punk (rofl even makeup) hard rock and music like The Cars, U2, Billy Idol etc.
    was fun. went dancing all the time.

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

    Josie 😆

    ksf, lol, the hands thing, lol.

    Who knows what David will be like when he comes back. I think the core of who he is wont change, but he said going on the mission will allow him to grow in a way he hasnt been able to. I just hope he comes back happy, healthy & speaking all sorts of spanish 😀

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

    I don’t know but I think a lot of people will always think of him as “little David” from AI, unless there is evidence to the contrary. That’s one reason the acoustic route may be good for him.

  348. tami lyn says:

    kim- oh i bet that was so much fun! did u ever get on stage and sing with him??

  349. kimk says:

    cq no trouble least by me.. would I love for Begin to sell a ton yup but don’t see it.
    no promo, vid, single, David.. not to mention has been out of sight for a while.. makes sense for fans?

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

    Beth – 🙂 Um, guess I have a thing for hands. My hubby’s are quite nice too, lol.

  351. kimk says:

    tamilyn lol he was lead guitar player and singer most bands and I can’t sing.
    we would just dance all night. if needed we would get up first to dance. had to get the party started.

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

    Goodnight Everyone, Take Care All!

    My computer is acting a bit sluggish,
    so saying G’night.

    ksf 😀

  353. tami lyn says:

    kim- sounds like good times 🙂

  354. kimk says:

    Beth hmm how about the word conservative instead of naive?
    he is very different then most artists I see on stage today.

  355. dailylurker says:

    Cq, I don’t think I express my thoughts correctly. I thought David made BEGIN. as a gift to his fans but maybe I’m wrong. And maybe he did it because he always wanted to do it and it was just the right time and it’s not just for us. Well of course I want it to sell a lot more than just to his diehard fans. We want success for David because we love him so much and his talent should be shared. As for covering expenses for the album that has to happen first before a profit is made and he isn’t here to tour and do concerts to support this album so it all falls back on sales. I hope it does well or well enough to what they expected. Maybe I’m not making any sense. It’s just my opinion or course and nothing else. 🙂 Sorry if I sound dense or incoherent or what not. Have a great Sunday everyone.

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

    Goodnight Beth

  357. kimk says:

    tamilyn ha it was crazy. kind of true all the stories about band and backstage shinanagins.

  358. Grace says:

    Sorry to butt in. I have been skipping a lot of comments lately, yesterday and today. Someone mentioned Chris Brown and I almost threw up. Have you all watched his private part he posted on twitter? This guy is not just a woman beater (he grew up seeing his mom physically abused by his stepfather), but a mentally disordered attention seeker. When I saw that disgusting picture, I was done with him. I don’t understand this world that no morality, manner, decency is needed when it comes to popularity. I don’t like the public to accept insane behaviors of celebrities and everything is forgiven because of their popularity. I like good PEOPLE and good music. This is why I didn’t follow any artists until I found David.

  359. sj says:

    Goodnight all – time for the Olympics in my time zone now, ttyal. 🙂

  360. Anita says:

    I’m confused with what staying current means anymore in the music industry. His song Something Bout’ Love happens to be a fantastic dance tune, and sounds pretty current to me. I still think it was a shame it didn’t go anywhere in the U.S. I realize TOSOD has more of a 90’s sound overall, but his music happens to be better than alot of stuff we hear regularly on the radio. I don’t want, and I’m David doesn’t want to be like so many of the others currently on the charts. He’s way to talented for auto-tune, and with his skills he needs songs that show his tremendous talent. So my feeling is that David needs to find his own kind of “current”, and perhaps with a new, fresh sound all his own, I think people might just come around. To me, the music David wrote for “Broken” gives us a great idea of where he wants to go with his music. It’s very different from anything I’ve ever heard before. It’s the new David starting to BEGIN.!

  361. kimk says:

    ksf lil David. hehe well he is bigger then Bruno Mars.

    speaking of Bruno Mars.
    yikes you all mean David can sing his music if he wishes too!!!?
    love him too!!
    getting excited now that I know David is allowed to be edgy!!!!!

  362. dailylurker says:

    “To me, the music David wrote for “Broken” gives us a great idea of where he wants to go with his music. It’s very different from anything I’ve ever heard before. It’s the new David starting to BEGIN.! ”

    Love that statement Anita! The new David starting to BEGIN.! Yes!

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

    kimk, conservative is a good word 😀

    I havent got the cd yet, but read the liner
    notes someone posted, when you read those,
    you’ll understand why he made the cd. Having
    said that, of course, he wants it to sell & be a
    success, anyone would. I know we all want that
    for him 😀 OK, again I say G’night for real,lol.

  364. kimk says:

    Anita to be current might mean a little more personal?
    nothing edgy in that song or personal.
    even his vid was very tame.

  365. sj says:

    Kimk – allowed and actually happening are two different things, lol. Still think he’ll always be pretty darn conservative haha

  366. kimk says:

    dailylurker his friend wrote it no?
    he must like it to use it though.

  367. kimk says:

    sj ok. but how will he compete with what is out there now? you know what I mean.
    wouldn’t he need to change out of pop?

  368. Candy says:

    Grace-Your statement about Chris speaks volumes..if he was abused or watched his mother being abused as a child …dont you think that would affect his thinking. 95% of people that were abused or in abusive situations become abusers themselves. Im not saying cut him any slack…but it is obvious it is ingrained in his upbringing. D oes that excuse his posting a picture of his male parts…heck no but I find it hard to sit in judgement of someone who shoes I havent walk in. Thankfully!
    Sorry but that really bothered me!

  369. Candy says:

    I don’t live in a glass house and I sure as heck won’t be throwing any stones!

  370. josie says:

    sj~ Yep, I agree. Funny how a lot of peeps knew something was up w/both JIVE & David, but we didn’t know what. Now I guess we don’t have to wonder anymore.

    I dunno how I feel about David growing up. lol. I mean, obviously he needs to, & I want him to. lol. I understand that his image might not be enough “whatever” for mainstream. But I don’t want him to become like every other celebrity. To me, every other celebrity sounds the same, talks the same, has the same types of videos, is so polished during interviews that they sound rehearsed…so cookie-cutter. And I don’t know who they are as individuals. All I see is fluff & superficiality. I don’t want David to join that crowd.

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

    Grace – no I haven’t seen the Chris Brown pic and I’m glad I knew nothing about it. Pretty disgusting.

    kimk – haha! He sure is taller than Bruno but Bruno’s personality is huge! Btw, I LOVE Bruno’s debut album. I scooped it up when it first came out. Edgy, funny, soulful…just awesome. I still never tire of listening to that CD.

  372. kimk says:

    really confused.
    don’t care what David does was more talking what is current here.
    folls like JB, CB and Maroon 5.
    can’t think of one conservative artist that is popular right now?
    Josh Groban maybe?

  373. kimk says:

    ksf yup Bruno rocks.

  374. cq#DA2014 says:

    dailylurker, no you are not wrong, of course he recorded BEGIN. as a gift for his fans and I sure hope there is a lot of fans that will buy it, but I also think there are a lot of fans that don’t even know he has an album coming out on Aug. 7. All we can do is hope for the best.
    Kimk, yes it would be great if BEGIN sold well, but I agree with you I don’t see it happen either. Last week I was a little hopeful that there was some professional promo to come, oh well, whatever happens we are very lucky. I for one have bought more copies of BEGIN. than another of his albums and I plan to buy more.

  375. dailylurker says:

    Kimk, yes his friend wrote the lyrics but David wrote the music to the whole song so I guess he gets some credit too right? I see what you are saying but I think “Invisible Children” is near and dear to David’s heart so “Broken” really does reflect what David feels in a way? Again I could be wrong. Plus whatever song David sings he tends to make it very personal when he is delivering it. Plus there are tons of goodies on TOSOD like “Who I Am” that makes me think about where David is in his life right now. 🙂 I like the direction of “Broken”. It’s just a great song, lols. 🙂

  376. sj says:

    Kimk – I think pop can be taken pretty broad. I personally don’t think he’ll be pop like say Katy Perry or JB but like we said before, I could see like Jason M. or Sara or those acoustic artists that technically are considered pop just not CHR format more HAC or AC who occasionally get played on top 40 with the right song. That’s the way I see it anyway. Could be way off though.

  377. kimk says:

    Grace never saw it. lol thankfully so.

  378. kimk says:

    sj those are two great artists but they are edgier in general then David.
    yes David likes them but would he allow himself to be like them?

  379. sj says:

    Josie – can’t say for sure but would bet that you don’t have to worry about David ever becoming like every other celebrity, just don’t think he has it in him, MOO 😉 (that was for you Tami Lyn)

    I commented above a ways that I wondered if the concept for Broken was David’s and he just had Jon Hunt put a voice” or words to what was in David’s head

  380. Candy says:

    After two years of singing in a church, one of two things is going to happen…he is either going to come back with guns blazing and set the stage (and fans) on fire…or he will be back to square one in his shy boy mode.

  381. sj says:

    Kimk – sure they have a little edge but I really don’t even think about that really with most of their music. Think if David could come up with a quality song along the lines of the stuff they do could work and still be conservative

  382. tami lyn says:

    i love so many music people(bruno, maroon 5, gavin degraw, one republic, katy perry, andy grammar, kris allen, kelly clarkson, carrie underwood, josh groban, michael buble and on and on) but david is the only one i’m in love with. wish i could obsess over one of my other favs for 2 years but can’t make myself love them like i love david.

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

    kimk – I think that David has the potential to do almost anything musically that he wants but, as you said, would he allow himself to be like those artists? Probably not because I think he doubts himself too much. I’ve often heard him say that another artist is awesome, etc..but that he could never do what they do. Clearly, he can do it and do it very well but his insecurity holds him back. Maybe post-hiatus David will take more chances with his music.

  384. kimk says:

    sj Sarah had an EP out recently and it was rated Explicit for language I think.
    folks were supporting her on twitter about it and my argument was that if David said that stuff on his cd he would get in trouble.
    they said not by them I think?
    what I mean is I am pretty sure David can never use certain situations in his lyrics because of who he is.
    it is still my feeling he is held to a higher standard then most folks out there.
    held to a certain. ‘code’ of sorts.

  385. tami lyn says:

    sj- LOL! 🙂

  386. josie says:

    sj~ “MOO.” lol. I love it. 🙂 Candy~Um..”guns blazing” would be my preference.

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

    Candy – I know. I pray that it won’t be the latter scenario!!

  388. sj says:

    Been a great conversation tonight guys, but really going this time, 7:30 and still need to figure out what we’re doing for dinner. I gotta stop refreshing the page. Bye 🙂

  389. josie says:

    Bye, sj. Yeah, food’s important. 🙂

  390. josie says:

    kimk~ Yeah, I agree w/your last post. And I’m talking too much. lol.

  391. kimk says:

    Candy can I vote for the first scenario!!!!

  392. Grace says:

    Candy, it didn’t bother you to see his private part that was posted by himself? And because of his upbringing, you forgive him in everything? At this point, there is no proof that his fame seeking behaviors are all caused by his upbringing. Trust me. I studied human relationships and some people avoid misbehavior because of their misfortunate upbringing. I don’t get people just to lose sight of what’s right and what’s wrong because of popularity. Someone like David never gets credit but made fun of for his cleanness, but in this society, wrong actions draw more fame when it comes to celebrities.

  393. sj says:

    Ok last comment – I guess my point is that Sara B did have explicit but don’t think it was necessary to her success as long as the music is good. David clearly owns CDs with swear words in them he’s commented about how much he loves the OneRepublic cd Waking Up, it has a swear word, The Script, do those CDs sell better because they have them, I personally don’t think so. They could have easily left it off but it doesn’t bother most people but don’t think it is “selling” the cd mop that made sense what I was trying to say. Good night I promise.

  394. tami lyn says:

    candy- i vote for the blazing guns too! 🙂

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

    Goodnight sj 🙂

  396. Candy says:

    Grace-I don’t go to Chris’s site, and I would certainly not be looking at his private parts! I didn’t even know about that incident until you mentioned it. I believe in giving everyone a second chance…just not for the same mistake!!

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

    Goodnight everyone! 🙂

  398. tami lyn says:

    heard about that pic but never saw it! thank goodness

  399. My hubby surprised me when we got back from dinner. David’s promo was in the Better Living Section of The Record of Northern Jersey 🙂

  400. josie says:

    Wow, there’s a guy running in the Olympics right now with prosthetic legs.

  401. kimk says:

    sj also the adult situations in the lyrics not just the swear words. if you read the lyrics to most of these artists they are more mature in nature then what David would sing about.
    guess what I am saying not MKOP type lyrics?
    TV shows in the US too.
    can’t imagine he would not on Glee and Smash exactly for the same reason.
    the US in general is not very conservative.

  402. Candy says:

    Woo-Hoo Go New Jersey. Thanks Ida and Mr Ida! 🙂

  403. kimk says:

    idamae great!!!!

  404. Anita says:

    dailylurker-Thank you! I’m glad you liked it. David certainly couldn’t come up with a more appropriate title for his album than BEGIN.! I’m sure there will be a vlog from David coming up as to what was on his mind when he came up with the title, but I think we all have a pretty good idea already!

    kimk- Well, actually David’s songs from TOSOD are quite personal. But I think after David gets back, his songwriting will become even more personal, having experienced so much over 2 years, and being a changed man, having grown in heart and mind. Is it 2014 yet?

  405. kimk says:

    lol guess what I am saying is we won’t ever be hearing him sing John Mayer’s Your Body Is A Wonderland.

  406. kimk says:

    Anita agree with that about tosod. was talking sbl.

  407. sj says:

    Kimk – think there’s a middle ground that will work fine for David. I agree MKOP is not ever going to be mainstream, but can also think of plenty of mainstream songs David would sing, it can certainly work I think. Agree he may need songs with more substance or relevance to music buyers but that doesn’t mean it needs to be explicit or even “edgy”, plenty of people don’t need or even want the explicit stuff.

    I am so weak lol.

  408. Candy says:

    LOL kimk

  409. kimk says:

    Anita maybe. if he allows himself some personal experiences? not sure if he is allowed all that these two years?
    I suppose he can write about what he has seen.

  410. Candy says:

    kimk- not sure a song about seeing over 100 dogs a day is going to top the charts!

  411. kimk says:

    Candy heard it on the radio. first thought was dang D would kill that and us. yeah did chuckle.

  412. kimk says:

    Candy lol Who Let The Dogs Out.. ruff ruff

  413. Grace says:

    People usually give a second chance, third, forth… until it becomes really serious like being killed or committing suicide. What I am saying is that they should learn wrong doings cause negative consequences, but that’s not what’s happening in reality.

    Wow, my inbox has over 1000 tweets. Are we TT tonight?

  414. kimk says:

    sj Adele’s 21 was perfect. one curse word and some adult situations but nothing too ott.
    quality vocals, writing and production.
    if David can go there. all of it no changing lyrics.
    I agree.

  415. kimk says:

    hey you know John Legend is very successful and doesn’t go over the line.
    I like him now since the Duets show.
    he is fine!

  416. kimk says:

    Grace they tried. I ended up in jail.
    don’t think it worked.

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

    kimk, Candy – ROTFL who let the dogs out?! Although I guess that would be relevant to his Chilean adventures!

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

    Ok goodnight for reals 🙂

  419. kimk says:

    sj no edgy etc. you mean like John Legend?
    are there any artists you are talking about that are successful like that?
    there is 1D I suppose.
    very cute and popular.
    not very serious though.

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

    kimk – had the same thought about Your Body Is A Wonderland. Maybe he’ll sing it one day…but it’ll be a private concert for one 😉 We just need to be thankful for Bubbly. That’s probably the closest we’ll get to Wonderland.

  421. Hello all! Twitter jail for me! Hmmmm..to much retweeting I guess!

    So many groups and artists sound alike to me…so don’t want David to go that route! Want David to take that INCREDIBLE voice and do HIS thing! Know from Idol that he’s a genius…gifted beyond his years..but at the same time he was still a kid! A kid that wanted to grow up not regreting loosing that part of his life but still do music. Whatever he decides to do when he gets back I’m sure he will have put alot ot thought into it! Like he always does! #DA2014

    Good night and sweet dreams! Watching the end of the Olympics…want to watch our home town girl Gabby Douglas !

  422. kimk says:

    ksf lol. sure hope so and one lucky gal.
    yeah I guess Bubbly is pretty close to that.
    dang wish he would cover more songs like that.
    hopes for 2014!

  423. kimk says:

    VABeach think we’re talking fitting in the US market. yes David is amazing.

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

    kimk – I do too. But, do you think he really understood what Bubbly was about? Clearly he wasn’t uncomfortable with it or he wouldn’t have sang it. I just wonder what his thoughts were.

  425. Candy says:

    David didnt seem too shy when he auditioned for AI singing “Heaven” at 16.
    Laying there in your arms…Im in Heaven.

  426. kimk says:

    ksf would imagine he understood. think Kendra suggested the song?

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

    Candy – I know, right?! That’s what’s so perplexing about him. He gets IT even though he’s apparently never experienced IT. Love that!!!

  428. dailylurker says:

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  429. kimk says:

    Candy lol wonder about all that.. Shop Around and then WHAP.. stuff stopped or at least it appeared it did?
    was more careful with things ? guessing pressure to be always on etc.
    can’t imagine.

  430. kimk says:

    Candy wonder why he stopped singing new songs like that?

  431. tami lyn says:

    ksf- what is bubbly about? i didn’t know there was any hidden meaning. now u have me curious! lol

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

    kimk – yeah…but…maybe “understood” wasn’t the right word. I know Kendra suggested it but I just wonder if he had any hesitation about singing it? Of course, I guess no one knows what his thoughts were except him. Guess he’s not as uncomfortable with singing about intimate subjects as we think. After all he did sing Heaven as Candy just pointed out.

  433. Candy says:

    tami-google the lyrics and tinglee places.

  434. tami lyn says:

    thanks dailylurker- never saw that one before. wonder what that was all about? interesting! thanks

  435. tami lyn says:

    candy- what?? google tinglee places? lol ok!

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

    tami lyn – It’s not really hidden. Take a look at the lyrics. A little afternoon delight 😉

  437. kimk says:

    well this has been an interesting night.
    hey might get Begin tomorrow night on itunes!!

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

    Just take your time…wherever you go…

  439. tami lyn says:

    candy & ksf- o m g. that thought never crossed my mind when i heard that song on the radio but i just read the lyrics and yeah it’s quite obvious. if i had no idea i’m sure david had no idea. omg or maybe he did! wow LOL 🙂 how did i never notice that?

  440. Candy says:

    I would wager a guess David really didn’t get the lyrics…at least not in the context of how they were written.

  441. tami lyn says:

    maybe jhen was right- he is secretly naughty LOL! how could i possibly be so ignorant and innocent?

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

    Candy – haha! But then HOW in the world can he sing it like THAT?? I mean…holy smokes!

  443. kimk says:

    lol I’m gonna go with Candy on this one.

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

    tami lyn – LOL

  445. Candy says:

    seeing David sitting at the keyboard smiling that big ole smile singing “Bubbly” takes on a whole new meaning when you understand the lyrics!! Sure as heck makes me smile!! lol

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

    Candy – ROTFL!!

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

    Oh my gosh!! Just woke up my husband laughing at that imagery!! Thanks Candy! 😛

  448. Candy says:

    LOL-Im never going to be able to watch him sing that song again….It cracks me up…David singing about an afternoon delight…smiling away!

  449. tami lyn says:

    this is just all too funny! 🙂 poor david lol

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

    kimk – Nooo! Now I’ll never be able to stop ROTFL. I definitely see that vid differently now thanks to Candy, lol!

  451. tami lyn says:

    maybe he realized it after singing it and was just mortified LOL maybe a friend said- hey david, nice lyrics, hahaha! and david was like- what? with that innocent look on his face!

  452. Candy says:

    Hey wait…Not my fault…I didnt write the lyrics, or sing them.

  453. tami lyn says:

    and now colbie is writing a new song with gavin! i will listen to the lyrics very closely this time lol 🙂

  454. tami lyn says:

    candy- lol!

  455. kimk says:

    I kind of think David just thought it was a cute song.. not like he sang it too many times either.
    I miss his early tour days.. loved his first cd!!

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

    Candy – no, but you’ve given us a whole new hilarious perspective, lol.

    tami lyn – he really would be mortified…I can totally see that happening!

  457. kimk says:

    okie dokie guys..
    lol pleasant dreams and hope we get ourselves some Beautiful music tomorrow night!!

  458. josie says:

    Now y’all made me go down memory tracking down all the lyrics of all the romantic songs he’s done. lol. Um, am I the only one who thinks YEDL sounds a little steamy? lol.

  459. josie says:

    *memory lane*

  460. Anita says:

    My goodness! For a Sunday we are all really chatting up a storm aren’t we? I thought I would just throw something random out there, and not David related….Justin Beiber is auditioning dancers for his new tour! See you there! Just kidding, LOL!!! Have a good night everyone! Tomorrow it will be only 1 more day to BEGIN.!!!!

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

    kimk – yeah I think he did. That’s why I was wondering earlier if he understood what it was about. As Candy pointed out, he sang it a little too, um, happily? comfortably?

    Or, there is the possibility that he fully understood it and was able to look at it and sing it from a mature perspective. He did say he likes to understand other people’s feelings…

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

    josie – yes and so does TBWY — “I’ve been alone so many nights now…” Lol.

    Okay I absolutely MUST get in bed. It’s after midnight here and I need to be up at 5:30. Yikes! Goodnight all!

  463. Candy says:

    On that note…I’m going to say good night. Sweet dreams all.

  464. tami lyn says:

    it’s been so much fun here today! thanks for all the laughs! goodnight & sweet dreams 🙂

  465. josie says:

    I’m probably the only one who also thought it was a little creepy for him to be singing TBWY with Kara DiGuardia (or whatever her name is)…at age 17. “..holding you for the very first time, never letting go. What I wouldn’t give to feel this waaaaay…” lol.

  466. josie says:

    ksf~ lol. We were thinking the same thing. ‘K. That’s my cue. ‘Night, everyone.

  467. josie says:

    Oh dang. I shouldn’t have to those songs. Now I’m sad again. Oh well. ‘Nite. lol.

  468. Candy says:

    “Take me where I’ve never been, Help me on my feet again, Show me that good things come To those who wait”…
    This could get VERY interesting. Night All

  469. dailylurker says:

    *********Missionary related video *************** Please don’t click if you don’t want to see. Elder C. playing, maybe the same day as the event that just happened?


  470. Jhen says:

    Hello everyone! Just drop by during my lunch breaktime
    So happy to hear some of the fans already got their cd before 8/7. Is there a lot of David pictures inside the album just like Forevermore?
    Tamilyn- yes, he is secretly naughty and playful but in decent way lol

  471. Jhen says:

    I really felt that we are so lucky that we are fans of David. The One that we admire David is so worth it.
    I like the music of Bubbly too, catchy.

  472. Jhen says:

    I had read that JB lastest video is violent, just don’t know what song is that. Well, I’m not surprise lol

  473. Hi Jen I think we are lucky too. To be fans of David.

  474. Betty says:

    Saturday night we got to go see a touring company performing “Wicked”…in Salt Lake City. It was so fun and sooooo good. In my mind’s eye, I imagined David trying something like that out someday.

  475. jeani/ut says:

    I’m so depressed. too much doom and gloom for me. I guess I’ll go cry myself to sleep again. I don’t ever want David to be “current”. I don’t like current music or current entertainers. That’s why I like David. I hope he comes home and goes to school and becomes a vet.

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

    Hi jeani. I sure hope you didn’t cry yourself to sleep. There will always be talk/speculation about David here…it would be pretty boring otherwise. I think by current people mean relevant and able to sustain his career — so that he can still support himself and be successful doing what HE loves. More about him finding his niche than anything else and gaining new fans. Current is not always a bad thing, lol. It won’t change who David is…I think it’s more like him growing up. 🙂

  477. Jhen says:

    Linda- yes, we are lucky because we have David, it’s hard to find such a beautiful inside and out artist like David.

  478. Jhen says:

    saw the pictures inside the Begin cd , it is so David, he is sooo handsome! He called Kari easy going, that’s why I know David like Kari as manager, because she is easy to work with, a Cool manager.

  479. Jhen says:

    jeanni- don’t be depressed, David will always be Mr. Nice Guy, no matter what.

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

    Musically, that is 🙂 And these are only ideas of course. Only David can decide what direction he takes in the future.

  481. kimk says:

    New poll for Broken!!! 🙂


    Cornelius Andhy P ‏@thecornelusandy
    Vote 1’st Single @DavidArchie di Album Studio Part 5 #Begins by @CreativeDisc disini :

  482. kimk says:

    Chrissi ‏@LokisLoon
    Not a david archuleta fan myself, but I have to say his fans are adorable. Far less obnoxious than beiber fans.

    Good morning folks.. ha I LOVE this one!! 🙂

    WE GET BEGIN!!!!!!!

  483. kimk says:

    jeani aww no worries.. we were just talking about the state of the US music scene. I can’t imagine David ever doing anything too crazy.. lol or ever anything crazy.

  484. kimk says:

    that creative disc poll you can only vote once.. he is #3 behind Mariah Carey.

  485. kimk says:

    oops sorry he is #2 behind Mariah Carey!!

  486. OoO says:

    Does anyone know how to check who’s winning this ology contest? No reports from McKenzie lately about where is Begin. stands right now.

  487. kimk says:

    have no clue about how David is doing on Ology.. whole thing seems Greek to me.

  488. Good morning all! SO CLOSE NOW…BEGIN.!

    READY to hear all the songs on BEGIN.blasting from my stereo….why didn’t I order from Sears! Guess itunes will have to do until I get my CDs!

    Off to water …HOT here at the beach! ENJOY YOUR DAY EVERYONE!

  489. kimk says:

    new thread! 🙂

  490. Betty says:

    I am crying buckets just now. I feel so lost…
    I can’t DL my BEGIN. I can’t find it anywhere…I have emailed I Tunes and must wait to see if they can help me in the morning, I guess. (For which they will probably charge me a service fee!!!) When I first purchased BEGIN., I didn’t get my auto load of “Broken” either. I had to pay to get that. This is senseless–or I should say I am…
    Here I am lost in the internet…I can’t even find FOD comments for the current date
    It’s way past bed time…perhaps that is my problem…….
    I can’t do this anymore. Bye all…nice getting “acquainted” with some of you….

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