David Archuleta: Crush Kids Cancer 2012, BEGIN. Buzz, Guitar In Waiting, Around The Web, Fun Fan Creations


~credit Cindy (@CanadianArchie) ~

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 “It is not what we get. But who we become, what we contribute… that gives meaning to our lives.” — Anthony Robbins  ~ BEGIN. to become~


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Reminder: Libbie Linton Interview Tomorrow! 

Click above on the KSL logo to head to their site. Hopefully we’ll be able to see the interview here tomorow at 10am (MDT) following the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Broadcast. (Libbie is David’s duet partner for “Don’t Give Up” on BEGIN.)

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SU2C: Crush Kids Cancer 2012

A message from Stand Up 2 Cancer team captain @Pecanpie  of team – Crush Kids’ Cancer – David Archuleta’s Angels:

Greetings Fellow Archies and Cancer Warriors! It’s that time again when SU2C has asked us to STAND UP and fight by raising as much funds as we can by AUGUST 29 (less than 2 weeks!). The top fundraising team will receive on-screen recognition (possibly a tribute) on the live broadcast the following week. With our esteemed honoree abroad for the next 2 years, this will be our toughest challenge yet. Unfortunately, there are quite a few of our team members who are either battling this disease themselves or fighting the battle alongside a loved one right now because cancer doesn’t wait until it’s convenient to wage its war. So, with or without David to guide us, it’s time to don the boxing gloves. That’s ok, though, because we Don’t Give Up and we will not be Broken! So let’s show cancer and show the world our True Colors and let the fundraising BEGIN. http://www.standup2cancer.org/custom/?c=team&a=index&id=1917 Please follow the fansites and the kidschapter http://www.thekidschapter.org/ during the week for some uber-cool raffle items you could win by donating! 

*** if you missed it above, CLICK HERE to donate***

Here are a few videos from the past to remind you of how happy and supportive David is of our team created in his honor! 🙂 

Back in 2008 when the team was just BEGINning  ~credit dniehoff1988

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and David receiving his “team plaque” with the donors’ names (‘Can I give you a hug?’) credit apple1988317

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In 2010, during the SU2C telethon, the team received national attention with David and Pastel front center! ~credit SU2C~

Let’s continue to Stand Up 2 Cancer to Crush Kids Cancer, and support David’s team once again!

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BEGIN. Buzz Continues!!

* David Archuleta’s new album, “BEGIN.”, debuts at number 28 on the Billboard 200. Not too shabby for a cover album. There’s one original among the 10 tracks, “Broken,” a great song David co-wrote. To hear it and for a review of the album, go here.

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 Chart Moves: John Mayer’s Live EP Debuts on Billboard 200, David Archuleta Returns, Marvin Hamlisch Remembered

— David Archuleta: The singer recorded his new album, “Begin,” (a debut at No. 28; 11,000) before he departed on his Mormon mission in March (and thus went off the pop radar). The set of mostly covers arrives with 11,000 and a No. 5 bow on Independent Albums. In total, it is the former “American Idol” contestant’s fifth album to chart. He debuted on the list in 2008 with his self-titled debut (No. 2) and followed it up with 2009’s “Christmas From the Heart” (No. 30), 2010’s “The Other Side of Down” (No. 13) and 2011’s “Glad Christmas Tidings” (No. 179; with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir).
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Shadow Mt Notes BEGIN. Buzz

Shadow Mt Records (David’s BEGIN. label) is also posting some of the BEGIN. buzz on their facebook site! Click above to head over and “Like.”

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Guitar In Waiting~

Yesterday Sunny Hilden sent a sweet tweet to let us know David left a possession in good care while he’s away~

Yup..I think his guitar will be happy!!

…very very happy!

Forevermore on guitar

Speaking of David and guitar playing, Martha sent us a couple videos that can  show you or perhaps another guitar playing fan how to play “Forevermore.” I love that this “instructor” uses David’s recent OPM cover of Side A’s hit as the rendition of Forevermore he chose for instruction!
Part 1:

and for part 2: CLICK HERE!

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Snowangelz : On David’s Weeping Guitar 

Deb (Snowangelz) has a great post today on David’s weeping guitar! For added enjoyment and anticipation of hearing David “strumming away” for us in 2014, CLICK HERE. 🙂

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Nice “BEGIN.” Reflection on The Voice.

David Archuleta’s Begin – A Dark Theme Keeps Me Here ~ I’ll Be Here DA2014

Angelica has written a LOVELY reflection on BEGIN.. Click above to head over to read it.

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How’s your “DA2014FIT” Coming Along?

Here’s some “moving” inspiration for your weekend! Remember to report all distances walked to @Da2014FtClub. We’ll have another update next wk on progress towards our 1,000 mile goal.  The (card of inspiration) below can be enlarged and printed off.  It might be a nice bookmark or addition to your refrigerator door!  🙂

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Fun Fan Art For A Saturday!

Latest Creation by: Roselynn Garcia ***GORGEOUS**

Roselyn also created a “sketch collage ” recently that I was compelled to post again!! Love it!

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Broken Inspiration


This drawing by Blue’s (@rhed31) daughter was inspired by David’s song “Broken.” Wow!! Absolutely moving and beautiful!! Thanks for sharing this in “comments” blue! 🙂

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David In 3D

SO COOL!! Looking for my 3D glasses today!!  This was made by Sam Louise G (ohnopurple on tumblr)

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Marcella’s Latest Fan Vid!

Marcella (  ) used David’s “Somewhere Only We Know” to go with scenes from the film “Flipped.” She does such an incredible job putting these videos together! “Somewhere Only We Know” seems to fit perfectly!!  ~note: I love the added “Flipped” audio clips  😀

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Elysian’s Words On BEGIN. 

Elysian had beautiful words recently on comments re: BEGIN. I thought they’d be a perfect “share” on the front page! Thanks so much Elysian for your heartfelt words. 🙂

Elysian says:

On the one week anniversary of the release of BEGIN, I have a confession to make. I have totally fallen head over heels in love with this CD, and I want to shout it from the rooftops!!!!! The more I listen to it, the more deeply in love I become. I am smitten, besotted, enraptured, and hopelessly addicted to David’s latest masterpiece. There is something very special about this CD. Although I have loved, for different reasons, each CD David has recorded, this one is affecting me more than any other. In part, it’s the fact that the songs David selected are some of my all-time favorites, and to hear David’s incomparable voice interpret these beautiful melodies and meaningful lyrics, elevating them to a level even higher than that of the originals, is like a dream come true. The absolute beauty of these songs is riveting, and they demand my full attention because I can hardly believe that any voice can be so gorgeous.

But it is more than just the fact that David’s voice sounds AMAZING on this CD. His voice ALWAYS sounds amazing. Its how these songs make me feel. As his velvety vocals wash over me, I experience an incredible sense of peace and calm as I feel the message of hope and perseverance, even in the face of hardship and despair, which these songs convey. They are life affirming and inspirational, and in the end, I feel renewed and uplifted.

The primary reason that BEGIN is so special to me, however, is that David has said that he intended it to be a gift to his fans, to show his appreciation for all of the love and support we have shown him in the past, and for our faithfulness and dedication for sticking with him now that he is away. It is a musical love letter of sorts, as well as a thank you note, and an explanation of his reasons for going on a mission, all rolled into one, telling us in song, what is difficult for him to put into words. That he worked tirelessly, up to the eve of his departure, to make sure that we could enjoy this CD while he is on his mission, speaks volumes. He did not have to use up the precious limited time he had before he left to record this for us. The fact that he did is yet further evidence of the special bond that exists between him and each of his fans, and the fact that the affection we feel for him is mutual.

I cannot express how grateful I am to David for BEGIN, and how fortunate I feel to count myself amongst his fans. I would have been content to simply listen to the wealth of incredible music from his other CDs and recorded performances to carry me through until his return. That he has gifted us with new music of such outstanding quality is more than I could ever have imagined or hoped for. He obviously poured his heart into every song, and I can truly feel it in my own heart, with every beautiful note he sings. For all of these reasons, I will treasure BEGIN forever!!

Woah, I see that this is really long! I sincerely apologize for my chronic long-winded-itis. I didn’t mean to blather on as I have. It’s just that these feelings have been building up in me as I have been listening incessantly to BEGIN this past week, and you are the only ones who can possibly understand where I am coming from. Thank you for listening and allowing me to get this off of my chest. I love all of you here at FOD. :smile:

Enjoy the remainder of your Saturday everyone!!

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181 Responses to David Archuleta: Crush Kids Cancer 2012, BEGIN. Buzz, Guitar In Waiting, Around The Web, Fun Fan Creations

  1. Zelle says:

    Hello FOD! 🙂

    So happy for BEGIN. making its debut in Billboard 200 at #28. Congrats so Team Archuleta and to David, of course! Sooo excited too because I finally got to pre-order the album at Astroplus earlier today woohoo! 🙂

    By the way, just something to share. Anyone seen/noticed this?
    OPM artist Erik Santos, who also did a cover of I’ll Never Go sometime back, will be holding a Greatest Theme Songs concert this month, and the promotional picture for his event resembles the BEGIN. cover art so much! The color theme, and even the “faraway” gaze! Haha. Interesting. 🙂

  2. sarahhazel says:

    Good afternoon and Happy 143rd day!!! Thanks for the wonderful post, Joanie!
    OMJ on the top pic! That’s all I can say LOL
    Love the buzz, the art work by Roselyn and blue’s daughter are awesome and Marcella’s video is so cute!
    David and guitar looking good! Maybe one day he’ll perform with one!

  3. sarahhazel says:

    Zelle–LOL similar color schemes for the album covers! I though Erik Santos did the original for ING?

  4. Zelle, You are so right, does look very similar, to The cover of the BEGIN album.

  5. Sarahhazel, Don’t forget to bring over WWTT tweet for weds. Just to spread the word early. Thanks.
    Nice post Joanie. WOW! 143 days already. Time flies when your having fun.

  6. Anita says:

    Oh my goodness! What a beautiful post you put together for today, Joanie! Thank you! Also, thanks for posting Stand Up 2 Cancer info, and how to donate, and those videos of David and also the one with Pastel is a nice trip down Memory Lane. I was just thinking about Elysian’s comments from a few days ago again this morning, and had a feeling you would highlight them! They were so heartfelt and eloquent! I hope everyone has a good weekend.

  7. sarahhazel says:

    Linda–sure thing…but we don’t have the trending topic yet, right?

  8. sarahhazel says:

    Maggie ~ #DA2014 ‏@MaggieFOD
    I just donated to Team Crush Kids’ Cancer – David Archuleta’s Angels at SU2C. Join me in supporting cancer research. https://secure.standup2cancer.org/custom/?c=team&a=donate&id=1917

  9. Zelle says:

    sarahhazel – Nope, I’ll Never Go is actually an original of the band Nexxus in the 90’s. It was covered by Erik Santos in 2005. 🙂

  10. sarahhazel says:

    ❤Buy BEGIN.❤#DA2014 ‏@Shell_eeeyyy
    Decorating for @DavidArchie get together @kariontour http://pic.twitter.com/MAkBGvZK

  11. Martha says:



    Saying to put this hastag whenever we tweet, not a bad idea

  12. sarahhazel says:

    Zelle–oh, ok…thanks!

  13. sarahhazel says:

    Martha–sounds good to me.

  14. Sarahhazel. no topic until weds morning they said. Just a reminder so everyone knows we have a big WWTT for weds at 7:00 Utah time. We will have to keep bringing it over for a few days. until weds.

  15. cq#DA2014 says:

    thank you Joanie for fabuloso Saturday post.
    Loving all the great buzz BEGIN is getting.

  16. Sarahhazel, can you believe i am in tweeter jail. Have to wait for a couple of hours before i tweet again. Didn’t know i was tweeting so much LOL!

  17. I just donated to standupforcancer in Davids name.

  18. Martha says:


    This is a fan vid and contains pics of the Chile Mission THAT WE’VE ALREADY SEEN-she just put them all together.


  19. Heidijoy says:

    Thanks for the post Joanie :))

    Looking at those Stand Up to Cancer videos brought tears to my eyes and yes reminded me to donate. I’m wondering did Pecanpie ever get the Hug. Were we ever told? David wanted to hug her so bad he chased her down. That in itself was a reward :))

    Loving Roselyn’s portraits. Some of the Best I’ve seen.

    Went to Shadow Mountains Facebook. Got a little defensive when I saw one gals comment, that she had been looking forward to two years without David’s voice:( Boo Glad we got our wish instead of hers.

    Nice write up by Elysian!!

    Enjoyed Snowangelzz post and do hope David is able to play the guitar and piano on his Mission. So happy he is singing.

    TheVoice article today re: BEGIN. is beautiful. Angelica is a gifted writer and artist.

    I admire all of David’s talented, devoted fans. GRATEFUL!

  20. I”m glad to see teens getting involved in our tweeting for David. I sure will add a #DA2014 to all my tweets, as soon as i get out of tweeter jail.

  21. tami lyn says:

    going to wal-mart today finally to look for BEGIN! will let u guys know what happens.

  22. sarahhazel says:

    Linda–haven’t been to twitter jail so far LOL…..& I’ll try my best to spread the word.

    Martha–thanks!…very nice video. 🙂

    Heidijoy–lucky Pecanpie….think she’s the only fan whom D asked for a hug!

  23. sarahhazel says:

    tami lyn–good luck!…hope u get it today!

  24. sarahhazel says:

    Joan Bernal ‏@chunnie210
    David Archuleta returns from his mission is in 590 days, 5 hours, 38 minutes

  25. heidijoy says:

    I usually end up in Twitter Jail everytime I help with a Trend. You can send DM’s though which helps because you can tell others through them :))
    Never been in Twitter Jail in the morning 🙂

    David has been on a Mission 142 days and 588 to go :)) Almost another month has gone by :)) Yipee!!

  26. Sarahhazel, it was the wierdest thing just happen to me. I had 5000 characters over the limit on my tweeter. I had everybodys tweet on my comment box. I had to delete everyone. WIERD!!!

  27. sarahhazel says:

    Linda–that IS weird LOL

  28. Martha says:

    Roselyn Garcia‏@roselynnn17
    New artwork! It’s @DavidArchie painting. I can’t wait to give it to him. @kariontour @GwenPo @pabuckie @Fanscene http://twitpic.com/akvpka

    Kari Sellards‏@kariontour
    @roselynnn17 @davidarchie @gwenpo @pabuckie @fanscene that’s beautiful

  29. Sarahhazel, i have to be more careful, i had people on there that i don’t know. Anyway i ‘m back hopefully.

  30. granny Lyn from South Africa says:

    hi everyone
    happy Saturday to you all, thanks Joanie for a super duper post. For some reason I couldn’t get FOD for the last few days so glad to have you back, I always check every evening so I missed the posts and comments, not to mention all the pics and articles.
    Great to see that BEGIN is doing so well, I still have to wait a while before my copy arrives- ie any time after mid September.
    Enjoy your weekend , will pop in soon xxx

  31. Grannycrush says:

    Feels really good to donate to SU2C, and do it in memory of a friend who recently died of that dreadful disease.

  32. grannycrush, i also feel good about donating to SU2C, in memory of my sister in law who died 12 yrs ago from that disease at the age of 39, leaving a 6 yr old daughter who is all grown up now. But never forgets her momma as she calls her.

  33. Grannycrush says:

    Linda from Cali How sad that your sister-in-law left this world so early. Must have been so hard for the 6 year old to grow up without her momma. Cancer hits all ages and people in all situations. Such a horrible disease.

  34. Martha says:

    Donated in memory of my husband, John, who passed away from cancer on September 30, 2010

  35. Martha, so many of us have memories of people close to us that we have lost. Sorry about your husband, its more recent then mine. I lost my husband 10 tears ago to an aortic aneurysm. Sorry dont know how to spell it.

  36. Martha says:

    Thanks, Linda. Have friends and family who support. Have a great daughter. You don’t forget but it gets easier with time. I know he’s with Jesus and I’ll be there with him too one day.

  37. Martha, it really does get easier with time. But you never , ever ,forget.

  38. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Martha So sorry for your loss. I lost my two sisters within two weeks of each other on Aug, 27 and Sept.11, 2010. I donated to SU2C in their memory just now. I’m a survivor of breast and colon cancer. My one sister who I cared for all summer died within hours of us viewing David on SU2C show on Sept. 10,2010. I went to get her a drink in her kitchen and the last thing she said is she called out to me to tell me David was on. She was sorry I missed what he said. Told her no problem I saw his face. She died at 1 a.m. I know it sounds strange but seeing David that night gave me some peace to get through that night.

  39. SGJudie. So sorry for your two loses, i didn’t know, That would be very hard. But God is Good and Merciful and its Gods will., although we don’t always agree with him.

  40. Martha says:

    sgj – sorry for the loss of your sisters. I know that David would’ve given us a two-armed hug if he’d been with us at these times. We know he cares for people, especially those hurting. Thats alot of what BEGIN. is all about.

    We all have our hard times but we get through them.

  41. Martha, SGJ. Thats why i love BEGIN so much. It touches so many peoples hearts in one way or another, because all of us have had bad times in our lives.

  42. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Joanie loved your post and that portrait is astounding.Roselynn did an amazing job. Blue’s daughter drawing is very good too. I haven’t been n twitter jail yet. I tweet a lot. How many tweets do you have to have before you get put in jail.

  43. All these reasons and losses, are why we need to support SU2C Crush kids. Do it for our loved ones and also on Davids behalf, Lets do it ARCHIES!

  44. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Linda from Cali.. I want to say how sorry I am for your loss of your husband. Just want to express my sorrow again. My husband has taken care of me through my illnesses. Don’t know what I’d do without him.

  45. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Linda from Cali and Martha thanks. I love you gals.

  46. angelbymyside says:

    Shelley’s fan get-together. Looks like lots of fun will be going on!!! 😀


    The @DavidArchie BEGIN. Party is here!!! 🙂 pic.twitter.com/pRRVbxhr

    Decorating for @DavidArchie get together @kariontour pic.twitter.com/MAkBGvZK

    #ArchieParty decorations!! pic.twitter.com/BEvRzp9m

    @DavidArchie gift baskets for the #ArchieParty BEGIN. Party pic.twitter.com/tFPHDacd

    @DavidArchie gift baskets all in a row @kariontour @SunnyHilden 🙂 BEGIN. #ArchieParty pic.twitter.com/fl9elzb6


    We plan to make halo halo @DavidArchie @kariontour pic.twitter.com/OfQNJKag

    @DavidArchie is our super star!! pic.twitter.com/rPI02diy

    BEGIN. Cake FESTIVE #ArchieParty pic.twitter.com/fK2xmtmT


  47. angelbymyside says:

    ^^ OH NO!! The links didn’t show up 🙁

  48. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Grannycrush So sorry that you lost a dear friend. It is terrible how this disease ravages one’s body. We need to find a cure and prevent it forever.

  49. Grannycrush says:

    Supergrandjudie It sounds like you and your family have had more than your fair share of cancer. I am so glad that you are well now, but so sorry for your loss. Also, sorry for Martha and Linda’s loss and anyone else who have lost a loved one. I was divorced from my husband because of his alcoholism, but he sobered up just in time to get cancer. I did take care of him along with my son for the last 2 years of his life, though. Hard to watch. My nephew has metastasized liver cancer right now. He is fighting very hard, but it doesn’t look good at all. I do so wish they would find a cure for that disease.

  50. sarahhazel says:

    Nance from CT ‏@KOKO21
    Yay, at the movies (AMC) and just heard an awesome promo ad for @davidarchie’s Begin! They played Beautiful … & it was! 🙂

  51. sarahhazel says:

    You guys are making me tear up with your heartbreaking stories of loved ones who succumbed to cancer. My mom passed in her 50’s from ovarian cancer and I’m donating to SU2C in her memory.

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

    Hello Everyone! Hopefully cancer can be Crushed & no one has to suffer anymore. I lost my brother to Hodgkins Disease in 1978 & my Grandpa to cancer, I believe, in 1982, hate cancer, want it gone from this earth. Thank You to all who work so hard to rid humanity of this disease.

    We had the service for my Grandma today, it was very nice. Difficult, but nice & even managed some laughs, thinking about her going in a hot air balloon at 92, my brother said at the service, that, him being the one that went with her on the ballon, he tried to lift her into the balloon basket, but she said no, she can do it herself,lol. I was thinking about the time she caught a fish as big as she was 😀

    You all are pretty great people, taking care of others, whether or not you’re married to them anymore or other difficulties, you still rise to the occaision & become loving caregivers. I’m incredibly proud to call you all my friends 😀

  53. sarahhazel says:

    Beth–(((HUGS))) to you and everyone.

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

    Oh & my Grandma was in her 80’s when she caught a REALLY BIG fish,lol.

  55. sarahhazel says:

    ❤Buy BEGIN.❤#DA2014 ‏@Shell_eeeyyy
    The “David Special” fixings CHLIEAN FOOD!! http://pic.twitter.com/oppZNocz

  56. sarahhazel says:

    I wanna have a Chilean-themed fan party too! Waahhh!

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

    Hey sarahhazel ((((HUGS)))) to you & everyone who has lost someone to cancer.

  58. Martha says:

    Cancer has touched eveyone in one way or another, friend or family, and it does need to be gone! Hopefully in my lifetime.
    Sorry about your mother, sarahhazel. Grannycrush, I admire you and all the caregivers who sacrifice so much. I wanted to take care of my husband but I didn’t have the chance, he was gone quickly. I guess in a way that was a blessing for his sake.
    Linda, you know how I feel and thanks for confirming it does get easier.

    But life goes on and there is always hope and happiness. God is good all of the time and he gives us peace. That is the good news.

  59. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Awww Beth.. Glad you got through your difficult day remembering your grandmother with fond memories. We love you much too. 😀

  60. Martha says:

    sarahhazek – is that guacamole? haha

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

    Thank You supergrand 😀 You’ve been through so much with cancer, but you’re here with us, hoping that you are doing well, cant tell you how grateful I am that you and everyone else here came through it, its inspiring. Not just cancer, but everything else people here have gone through, putting one foot in front of the other 😀

  62. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    sarahhazel.. Looks like Shell_eeeyyy had a great time at her fan party.

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

    LOL, the closest I get to mexican food(or, Chilean food) is putting taco seasoning in my ground beef for a hot dish or mex omlette,lol

  64. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Beth.. The Other Side Of Down was out when I had the second bout and it honestly kept me in a positive mode. I just put one foot in front of the other, thanks to David and his music.

  65. Is this a quiet Sat, or is it just me. There was so much buzz about BEGIN. and it seems to have died down. Hopefully not.

  66. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Beth Me too. Spicy hot isn’t my favorite. Chili powder is my limit. 🙄

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

    supergrand, I’m so glad Davids music helped you through it, he has a way of helping all of us, one way or another, doesnt he 😀

    Linda, Yeah, does seem a bit quieter, maybe some things will pop this week. I think, at some point, there will be a Rainbow vid 😀

  68. Although, we got the new thread late so some of todays comments are in yesterdays comments. If that makes sense.

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

    supergrand, lol, chile powder, me too. I’m not big on spicey, a little bit spicey, but not much. I got a chicken sandwhich w/pepperjack cheese on it at work one day, didnt care for the pepperjack cheese, a little too spicey for me,lol, or maybe I just didnt care for the flavor, not sure 🙄

  70. Can’t wait for Rainbow MV and maybe???? a MV of Everybody Hurts. If that is the case, we would have enough with the Begin album, Rainbow MV and EH MV??. To ties us over for a while. Maybe we will get a surprise from David for Christmas.

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

    Linda, We’re lucky fans, David has given us lots of incredible gifts 😀

  72. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Linda from Cali Maybe it’s one of those “all good things come to those that wait day!!” Hopefully people will catch wind of the beautiful album BEGIN.

  73. sarahhazel says:

    Martha–maybe some kind of guacamole Chilean version!

    They should stop taking pics of the food!

  74. sarahhazel says:


    (I’m getting distracted by that pic on the left side LOL)

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

    Gotta go for a bit, will check later, Adios 😀

  76. sarahhazel says:

    Linda–maybe peeps are just taking a break from the overload of spazzing from BEGIN. stuff from the past few days…haha….was quite overwhelming when the charts came out!

  77. sarahhazel says:

    I’m excited for whatever MVs are coming out!

  78. sarahhazel says:

    Hispanically Yours ‏@HispanicallyUrs
    MUSICA: David Archuleta (@DavidArchie) releases a covers album just before his two-year Mormon mission. http://www.hispanicallyyours.com/?p=7162

  79. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    sarahhazel. Thanks for bringing that nice article. It staed below that Jason Castro has a new album out after 16 months. Json was a good friend to David. I hope he does well. His little baby girl is adorable.

  80. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    *stated* sorry

  81. sarahhazel says:

    supergrand–Yes, JC seems to be doing fine with his career…good he has another album out….think it’s a Christian one.

    I wonder how David ranks in the number of albums recorded by an AI alumna?

  82. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Can’t watch this without thinking of David and his decision to go on a mission. Little tears and heart swelled with pride for him too. It is a missionary video (not about David or his mission though) just letting you know. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7qWWLg220Y

  83. Martha says:

    Sarahhazel – Album Sales for American Idol Alumni, according to Wikipedia, includes BEGIN.:


  84. Martha says:

    Here’s the numbers for singles by American Idol Alumni:


  85. sarahhazel says:

    Janel–thank your for that video….made my sad and happy at the same time….don’t know really….maybe I just miss him bad.

  86. sarahhazel says:

    Martha–Wow, thanks for that info!….guess if you include GCT and Forevermore, it’s 6 albums….but GCT is with MTC and FM is from Asia.

  87. sarahhazel says:

    *me* sad…..

  88. Martha says:

    sarahhazel – Yeah, those two albums would make a difference. He’s been a busy guy.

  89. Tjank you sarahhazel and janel fot the info on David. And SGJ, i agree, Jasons baby girl is adorable. Where was the fan get together from.? I’m still hopping to get to one. After all we have a year and a half to wait, surely i can make one.

  90. sarahhazel says:

    RAF_DAGG ‏@rarchiefan
    Had a 2 person fan get together today! Twas Fun! Thanks David, or we wouldnt have our friends! Begin sharing.

    Looks like it’s Archies get-together season….I gotta join one soon…LOL

  91. sarahhazel says:

    That last pic looks like it was from that AI alumni group photoshoot. Love this video from that event….

  92. Sarahhazel. he looks so cute and shy. Hard to believe he’s the same one in Nandito ako that was flirting with anya on the bus, and then fighting with her on the beach. And the when he told her he loved her. Hummm!

  93. angelbymyside says:

    BETH ~ Sending you (((((HUGS))))). I know you will treasure the wonderful memories of your Grandma. So sorry for your loss.

  94. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Linda, it’s in Colorado, Shelley hosting and tweeted the pics.

  95. sarahhazel says:

    Linda–he’s the most shy there but one of the most accomplished among them….and a dynamic performer when you put him on stage…..like it’s not the same person…haha….just look at him, no air, no ego…..just all humility and genuineness.

  96. sarahhazel says:

    abms–cuteness overload 🙂

  97. ABMS, He’s adorable. He’s like me when i laugh or smile, my eyes dissappear.

  98. tami lyn says:

    i’m back! was at wal-mart, walked back to the CD section, saw the new releases area and was hoping to see the green CD cover as i walked closer but it wasn’t there 🙁 i was starting to get upset and then thought, i better check the A section just in case they put it there. so got to the A section but all i saw was david’s TOSOD, but then i saw a little corner of green and omg there it was! – BEGIN hiding behind a copy of TOSOD almost as if someone had hidden it there. could hardly believe it! only one left and i found it like it was there waiting for me, lol! stood there staring at it for a few minutes like it almost wasn’t real LOL but it was real and i was so happy! have not opened it yet but will soon, then i’ll let u guys know what my favorite is! yay 🙂 oh and thanks for your good luck wishes sarahhazel! 🙂

  99. sarahhazel says:

    tamilyn–yay!…for a second there I thought my good luck wishes didn’t work…haha!

  100. By chance says:

    Beth – thinking of you.

  101. sarahhazel says:

    I kinda feel guilty not listening to other David songs/CDs…..cuz I’ve been hooked on BEGIN. since I got it!

  102. sarahhazel says:

    Lisa M_#DA2014 ‏@lizmag3_DA2014
    OKAAAAYUY.. DON’T LAUGH!! Colorado Archies doin’ the Dougie. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWwcAZUFrw4&feature=youtube_gdata_player

  103. By chance says:

    tami lyn …….open that thing up!!!!!!!!!

    None at our two Walmarts……sure wish it was everywhere.

    The pics……he is just too cute!!!!

  104. sarahhazel says:

    Patty-Ann ‏@pabuckie
    DAVID ARCHULETA “DOUGIE” PT.2: http://youtu.be/DKWWWCgkyOQ

  105. Sarahhazel don’t feel bad, i haven’t either. Tamy-lyn, i’m happy for you. Enjoy.

  106. sarahhazel says:

    ROFL those Archies are a hoot!

    tami lyn–OPEN! OPEN! OPEN! 😉

  107. By chance says:

    sarahazel……me too……can’t stop listening to it…….especially love driving to it…….love running errands since D came along!

  108. sarahhazel says:

    Linda–ok, that’s good….haha….

    by chance–he never be un-squishable ever!

  109. sarahhazel says:

    By chance–if there’s one benefit to listening to BEGIN….it’s conducive to productivity…or NOT..for some people—>….like me…..haha!

  110. Sarahhazel, i don’t think so either. David is going to be young for a long time. He just looks ageless. Don’t know if its good or bad, but a very young actor said that it is good because he can get young roles for a long time. HA HA

  111. sarahhazel says:

    ❤Buy BEGIN.❤#DA2014 ‏@Shell_eeeyyy
    Want some cake? @kariontour http://pic.twitter.com/2PSFE7gI

  112. tami lyn says:

    i’m having a beer first to calm down so i don’t rip into like a crazy person LOL 🙂

  113. sarahhazel says:

    Linda–he’s got good genes for sure!

  114. sarahhazel says:

    TeamXtina ‏@AguileraCraze
    I like David Archuleta’s cover of Beautiful. He’s allowed to cover her songs.

  115. By chance says:

    sarahazel……if you call running out to get milk when you don’t really need it just so you can listen and sing along productive……….

  116. sarahhazel says:

    tami lyn–OMH…don’t drink too much LOL….we wanna hear your coherent review!

  117. sarahhazel says:

    By chance–well, I call that ODD in overdrive….without any doubt!

  118. sarahhazel says:

    ❤Buy BEGIN.❤#DA2014 ‏@Shell_eeeyyy
    #archieparty with our BEGIN. CDs @DavidArchie @kariontour http://pic.twitter.com/Mpp9mpij

  119. tami lyn says:

    had to stop in the grocery store after wal-mart and in the check out line was actually having heart palpitations! thought- oh no can’t go to the ER now, i have to listen to BEGIN haha!! they stopped once i got home 🙂

  120. sarahhazel says:

    ❤Buy BEGIN.❤#DA2014 ‏@Shell_eeeyyy
    Starting our halo halo @DavidArchie @kariontour http://pic.twitter.com/JKTx0Vj1

  121. By chance says:

    oh dear……no cure, I hear, so…..guess I’ll just enjoy!

  122. sarahhazel says:

    tami lyn–I have a feeling this night will get more interesting. 😉

  123. sarahhazel says:

    By chance–you got that right….no cure…..hope you’re not having regrets….haha!

  124. Anita says:

    Beth-I’ve been thinking about you! What a blessing that your grandma lived such a long life. I’m sure she was a wonderful woman.

    Tami lyn- That’s great that you found a copy of BEGIN.! I have searched the stores, but haven’t found a single copy. I’ll keep trying though.

  125. sarahhazel says:

    Boeing C. Laugan ‏@BoeingCLaugan1
    There will be a huge party @Astroplus for the album of our beloved David Archuleta entitled BEGIN….! Come join the big day on August 25th.

  126. Martha says:

    David Archuleta Releases New Album ‘Begin’ http://dlvr.it/21blCy

  127. tami lyn says:

    good luck anita! i was mentally prepared for it to not be there. was so pleasantly surprised! hope they order more! wonder if that was the last one left or if they only ordered one? i can’t imagine a big store like wal-mart only ordering one though. would love to know how many they started out with.

  128. By chance says:

    sarahazel……not single regret…….feel like a fan for life. Love David and love FOD.

    Gotta run, though. My hussband’s home from an out of town trip so better go say hi.

  129. sarahhazel says:

    Martha–thanks for the link…..just put in my comments. 🙂

  130. Before i go put in my comment, wanted to say that it made me happy that one of Chrisina Aguileras fan, was happy with Davids version of beautiful.

  131. sarahhazel says:

    Linda–love comments like that from non-fans.

  132. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Linda from Cali.. I dare to say that Beautiful by David is so great that Christine and David would sound super splendid singing a duet of Beautiful. 😀

  133. sarahhazel says:

    Gotta go, folks…..there’s a last-minute trending party going on….but I’m afraid I won’t have time for it tonight.
    Been fun sharing stuff with you guys today….Have a goodnight and sweet BEGIN. dreams!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  134. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    sarahhazel Wish we were trending tonight. It’s getting to be a habit with me. it’s part of my ODD.

  135. gotta go check trending. be back

  136. Anita says:

    tami lyn-I’ve already got my CD’s from Deseret, but I really want to keep an eye out to see if I can find them in the stores in my area. I’d certainly buy at least a couple more to give as gifts. I too would think Walmart would have ordered more copies. I know BEGIN. is on an Independent label, but still…

  137. tami lyn says:

    anita- oh that’s good! i’m opening it now 🙂

  138. tami lyn says:

    beautiful is so beautiful 🙂

  139. Tami-lyn you will fall in love with David all over again.

  140. Anita says:

    tami lyn-Yay!! Enjoy!!! Come back when you are able to breathe, LOL!!!!!

  141. tami lyn says:

    somewhere only we know is a song i already loved and now i love it more 🙂

  142. tami lyn says:

    linda- omg exactly! it’s like a private concert 🙂

  143. tami lyn says:

    anita- lol! 🙂

  144. tami lyn says:

    everybody hurts is a song i have never liked but of course david just made me love it! his voice makes every song wonderful 🙂

  145. tami lyn says:

    don’t give up doesn’t thrill me but it still sounds very nice.

  146. Martha says:

    TeamXtina ‏@AguileraCraze

    YES! David Archuleta fans ♥ you!

  147. tami lyn says:

    angel is another song i have never liked but david’s voice makes it enjoyable to listen to. for being a tenor he sure is good at hitting all those high notes! 🙂

  148. tami lyn says:

    bridge over troubled water is stunning in it’s simplicity. i can feel how much david feels the lyrics.

  149. tami lyn says:

    LOVE broken, it’s a masterpiece!

  150. tami lyn says:

    true colors, i song i can’t stand and again david makes it something i would want to listen to to over and over again. the orchestration adds alot to the song.

  151. Martha says:

    TeamXtina ‏@AguileraCraze
    Reason why I said he’s allowed is because people usually don’t do her songs justice but @DavidArchie did…high note and all

    TeamXtina ‏@AguileraCraze
    @DavidArchie’s Vocal range video! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9Rd89XzKQM

  152. I’m back from trending. Tami-Lyn are you still breathing?

  153. tami lyn says:

    don’t like pride but david sings it very well!

  154. tami lyn says:

    be still my soul is one of my all time favorite hyms and david turns it into something so special and unforgettable! for the rest of my life whenever i hear or sing this song i will think of david and his beautiful pure heart. i think this one, beautiful, and broken are my favorites 🙂

  155. tami lyn says:

    linda- lol! yes i’m ok 🙂 so happy i finally got to listen to all the songs in their entirety!

  156. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    tami lyn I so enjoyed your comments on BEGIN. It’s astonishing thet we all feel the same way and have the same reaction. Linda is right we love him all over again. Like a box of chocolates sweet and luscious at the same time. Enjoy my dear. What you said I’ll drink to that.

  157. tami lyn says:

    sgj- thanks 🙂 just hearing david’s beautiful voice makes him seem not far away 🙂

  158. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    tami lyn And what a VOICE!! He ia sweetheart and a darling. We are SOOOOOOOO lucky. 😀

  159. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Well with that I bid all a fond adieu. Goodnight Linda and Tami Lyn and all. See you tomorrow.

  160. tami lyn says:

    goodnight sgj 🙂 see ya tomorrow!

  161. Goodnight SGJudie sweet dreams

  162. I was just thinking, i know it will be a lot of hard work, but if we can keep Davids Name out there in the loop so they don’t forget about him for the first year, then we would have done good. We already have 5 mos behind us. The second year will be a little harder unless we have more surprises com
    ming in 2013.

  163. Goodnight all. Am checking out. Going to put my earphones on and listen to my favorite singer sing from my favorite album BEGIN. See you all tomorrow.

  164. Anita says:

    tami lyn-I remember when we were all hoping Broken would be able to stand up to all the other songs David chose for the album. Then we find out it just happens to be the best song on the album, and David has some of the most gorgeous vocals I’ve ever heard from him! Be Still My Soul has always been dear to my heart, and David singing this is like hearing it for the first time. GORGEOUS!! These two songs are a couple of my very favorites on BEGIN. as well!

  165. Miss Vicki #DA21014 says:

    Hey all……Anita…I agree that Broken is the best song on the album….Have a question for all FOD…..When you are asked ” If David is so great…..Why isn’t he on the radio??????” What is should you say??????? Why isn’t he??????? Miss Vicki

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

    Goodnight Everyone, Take Care All!

    Just came back to say G’night, took a
    nap, just woke up 1/2 an hour ago &
    I’ve been reading all the comments.

    Thank You , abms, By Chance & Anita
    for your kind words, you all are so
    sweet 😀

  167. neneng says:


  168. Robin F says:

    Had a great time with the Colorado Archies!!! The food was great!! Nothing spicy, just garlic and cilantro. I had hot peppers on the side for anybody that wanted to zing it up!! Thankyou to Shelley’s Mom for the great Chilean beef!! I made chilean butternut squash casserole , Anna made delicious cookies, Lisa and Mirriam made the quacamole, and Lisa made the halo halo which was YUMMY!!! Shelley had a great cake made (until Veronica poked David’s eyes :(( ! ) I hope you didn’t laugh too hard at us doing the Douggie!! We watched a video for like an hour trying to learn it!! Finally we decided to just do our own thing!!

  169. grammyj says:

    Miss Vickie, When people ask why David is not played on the radio you can say that there is a lot of politics by the radio people and the big labels for radio play. David’s label just must not have promoted him to the radio heads well enough to get radio play after his hit with Crush. I feel that in radio today it is extremely hard to get radio play outside of a few artist that they play over and over. Not sure why that is but it seems to be the case. I don’t listen to the radio very much any more because of that. I get sick of hearing the same (and many times bad songs) repeated over and over. David songs should have been hits but he just didn’t get the push from Jive that he needed. Now that he is on in independent label he has about no chance for hits on the radio. That certainly does not mean he doesn’t record great songs and have great albums, because he does.

  170. JEB says:

    David isn’t played on the radio because he is not signed to a major label. Major labels pay to get songs on the radio and they will generally support those artists who have a proven record of good sales and whose contracts are favorable to the label making the most money. Radio is controlled by a small number of very large corporations now because of the relaxation of rules which prevented this. Therefore you are hearing the same types of songs from a few artists over and over. DJ’s have virtually no input as to what gets played – they are told what to play.

  171. Sylvia says:

    I just heard an ad for BEGIN. on the radio here in Salt Lake and they played a few seconds of some of the songs. I like B98.7. They’ve always had David’s picture at the top of their website and still do (next to a picture of Kelly Clarkson). http://www.b987.com

  172. Good morning FOD! Looks like a perfect day at the beach! Summer winding down…can’t believe Labor Day is right around the corner!

    The Colorado Archies lookd like that had a BLAST! That’s another thing we’re missing with David gone…chances to see our Archie friends at concerts and events! Always looked forward to that as much as seeing David perform!

    Liked tami lyn’s reactions to hearing the songs on BEGIN.! They are incredible, beautiful, soulful AND reverent …and David’s VOICE is STUNNING! Hope it continues to move up the charts….it sure is WORTHY!

    Well work for me …we’ve been really busy this weekend! Yesterday was a zoo! Funny seeing leather, sweaters and coats out already! That’s retail!


  173. sarahhazel says:


  174. Martha– I wanna truly thank you for sharing this link
    It’s my blog 🙂
    I got this website from the visitors statistics , and i couldn’t believe that somebody actually shared our blog♥ Thank You…Thank You SO MUCH.
    And Big Thanks To Everyone Who Visited the blog
    #DA2014 He’ll Be Back♥

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