David Archuleta WEEKEND WARM-UP! LDS Living gifts BEGIN., TheKidsChapter Thank You’s, Tweets that made us :) , Summer tour pix, A song that makes us JUMP ~ images of Zero Gravity!


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 From Altanta Demi/Archuleta tour.  Credit to Kim!

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 “We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.”

– Winston Churchill

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Win a BEGIN. CD!!!!

From LDS Living.  Simply register by providing your name and your email address.  Easy peasy.  Click to go!

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Keeping the buzz going…

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“Why is this topic trending?”

Ever see the little words under a trending topic saying…..Why is this topic trending?”

Here is a site that allows you to describe the reasons why your trending topic is trending.   I pulled a recent one up for the SU2C trend.  So don’t forget to add a clear, concise description whenever Our Guy is trending.  Cuz 140 characters doesn’t say it all 🙂


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A most valiant effort!



What a week for Crush Kids’ Cancer!

Trending worldwide on Twitter and coming in 3rd on Stand Up To Cancer with

over $20K donated!

Crush Kids’ Cancer has raised almost $90,000 since 2008, the most of any SU2C team!


to all of the Archie fans and everyone who donated!

 Also a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who gave raffle items; Team Archuleta, Steven J. Robinson, Jeff LeBlanc, The Civil Wars, Preston Powis, MonteMar

and some awesome Archie fans!

 And last but not least, THANK YOU to team captain PecanPie and the entire

Crush Kids’ Cancer team!!

 Reminder: ALL raffles have ended! Winners will be announced soon!

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Random, on Twitter

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How cool is this?

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I say it’s a great day!

I’m Canadian, with no political affiliation, but still lol-ing here.  BTW, this is my first and last political mention.

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Summer memories…..

From the Lovachuleta tour.  Kim’s pictures from Rockford

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Michelle’s pictures from Atlanta

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Good times!

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Four years ago!

David being particularly talkative in line at the Oklahoma City American Idol 7 concert.  A little over 4 years ago.

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Turn up the volume!

Let’s get this Labour Day Week-end started!  Jump Archies Jump!

Demi Lovato & David Archuleta concert. 6/21/09 XL Center, Hartford CT

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Let’s see that one more time

Zero Gravity in Sacramento

In Atlanta

At Nassau

In Columbus

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Wheww, all of this is #DA2014Fitclub-worthy!

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Keeping it short but oh-so-sweet today 😉

I’m not posting for several days so have a great Labour Day weekend everyone!

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138 Responses to David Archuleta WEEKEND WARM-UP! LDS Living gifts BEGIN., TheKidsChapter Thank You’s, Tweets that made us :) , Summer tour pix, A song that makes us JUMP ~ images of Zero Gravity!

  1. tami lyn says:

    that little pic of david dancing makes me want to see david on DWTS when he returns! good morning everyone 🙂

  2. tami lyn says:

    oh no! earthquake in philippines and now a tsunami warning 🙁

  3. cq#DA2014 says:

    Thank you Pastel for the awesome Friday post. Great post to kick off the holiday weekend.
    Can’t wait to see David jumping/dancing and generally having a blast on stage again. He belongs on stage, he transforms into such a superstar on stage,sigh!

  4. tami lyn says:

    stay safe kalei! just heard about tsunami watch for hawaii!

  5. Martha says:

    7.9 Earthquake off Philippine coast. That sounds big. Praying for everyone in the area.

  6. pocoelsy says:

    Hello all,

    What a lovely post thank you Pastel, love to hear about Archies generosities..warm my heart. The lead photo is so beautiful, the guy has the most beautiful skin I’ve ever seen, wonder what’s his secret lol but then again I believe his beauties comes from within :).

    Hope our friends in the Phillipines and the Pacific keep safe from mother nature fury.

    I just like to say that yesterday post from Kalei was so heartwarming to see all the generosities from David fans pour in <3 It made me tearyeye..I couldn't post any comments cause I've had alergies attack since yesterday morning!! it sucks!! make me miss David and worry about him a bit…I hope he won't have allergies attack while on his mission !!! away from home, that would be unthinkable and unbearable for us fans, sorry don't mean to be a downer !!!

  7. pocoelsy says:

    Love Zoro Gravity, the one at Columbus was sooo good, first time I saw David really let loose there and he’s got the beat :), what do you call ” swagger” !!?. I had ZG as my ring tone for years now I change to A thousand miles his piano intro is so beautiful.

  8. pocoelsy says:

    Hi, tami lyn, cq, Martha 🙂 this is one of the very few times I post a comment where there’re just a few FODers in front of me hehe so I can say HI to everyone without left off anyone hehe, do I make any sense ?!

  9. granny Lyn from South Africa says:

    thanks Pastel
    stay safe all the Philopeno fans will keep posted to see that all is well xxx

  10. angelbymyside says:

    T.G.I.F. 😀

    Great post Pastel. Thanks!

    I’ll love Zero Gravity forever! Hope David will always sing that in concert. Love the video where he is doing the head whip…head whips ftw!!!! 😉

    LOL at the tweet about David singing at the DNC!! 😆

  11. Martha says:

    Hi, pocoelsy – Hope you start feeling better!

  12. Good morning to all. Nice and sweet post this morning. Davids Zero Gravity, i love when he sings this song.
    To all our Phillipino fans and indonesia, and everyone on tsunami watch, May God be with you. Keep safe. I have work so be back tonight all. Have a nice day.

  13. pocoelsy says:

    Martha, thanks I feel a little bit better now after taking my medication …I was tired and”high” and sleep all day, this make me think of David’s condition when he had the attack and had to perform the concert…he’s such a trooper!! love him.

    Hello Linda, Granny Lyn, abm, mother nature has no mercy lately, hope everyone keep safe, hope to hear from Jhen and other filipino friends too.

  14. tami lyn says:

    just saw on twitter! randy is leaving his role as judge on american idol but will remain as a mentor.

  15. bychance says:

    Good morning everyone. I just want to say that one of the MANY things I love about FOD are the thoughts or quotes at the beginning of each post. They are always inspiring and uplifting and I love them!! Today’s is one of my favorites, and so like David. Thank you for always giving me good thoughts to ponder and think about during the day! Hope you all have a good one!

  16. VaBeachArchie says:

    Hello! HAPPY FRIDAY and Holiday weekend to everyone! Thanks Pastel for the SUPER DUPER POST! Really LOVED Zero Gravity in concert….David showed he could LITE IT UP!

    Prayers to all affected by the earthquake in the Philippines and those under tsunami warnings! Stay safe! God Bless

  17. Jhen says:

    Hello everyone!
    Pocoelsy- The earthquake was in the provinces, not in the city, where most of David fans live, so I assumed Filipino fans were all safe. Still praying for the people on those affected provinces, I hope there is no tsunamis, because the government are advising people in the coastal area to evacuate and not to sleep. Actually , I didn’t know that there was an earthquake, until I watch news, because we never felt the earthquake, since I live in the City.

  18. Jhen says:

    Love all the David in actions, he really have dancing skills, you know, there is a technique so David can dance in front of the audience , you have to tease him that he should dance lol, he will grant your request lol seriously if he is not shy, he will dance.

  19. Robin F says:

    That tweet about David singing at the DNC was hilarious!!! Should tweet him back and tell him he doesn’t need to worry as David is in Chile.

    Oh the memories about jumping at concerts to Zero Gravity ( and in the car during the road trips!).

  20. Jhen says:

    Happy Labour day!

  21. pocoelsy says:

    Jhen, so good to hear you and other Pinoy Archies are ok, tsunami is pretty scary I saw what happened to Thailand back in 2004, never what it happen to anyone anywhere !!! keep us posted Jhen and keep safe :).

    I have to resign for the night now, still feel so tired…have a good day/night all 🙂

  22. Jhen says:

    pocoelsy- are you in Thailand during those tsunami happened in 2004, Phuket? Yes, I guess it is scary, saw it on TV when Thailand and Japan had that Tsunami. But hopefully , Philippines will not have Tsunami, keep on praying.

  23. Jhen says:

    Have to sleep now FOD family, midnight already here in the Philippines, bye for now.

  24. OoO says:

    FOD can u bring over young David’s 3 YT videos? 1: David Archuleta 1 2: David Archuleta 2 and 3: David Archuleta 3. David was beyond words so great and so cute and this would be so good for new fans to view.

  25. kimk says:

    Pastel fabulous post.. thank you!!

    LOVE that top pic.. David is just too dang GORGEOUS!!!

    rofl that tweet.. read that persons twitter page.. followed! funny!!!

  26. kimk says:

    just read that the Backstreet boys are doing a cruise… hope DAVID HAS ONE TOO!!

  27. kimk says:

    OMJ wanna smile watch this one again!

    David.. err Josh is such a BAD BOY!! 🙂

  28. @inquirerdotnet

    Our very own Kricket, head of Archuleta Phils & family – and the rest of the country – are safe and sound.

    Thank you for thinking about us 🙂

  29. Grace says:

    Hey jackryan, Jhen, international fans!
    Glad the weather got better. I thought summer is almost gone, but the mother nature’s last minute anger scares so many people in the world including US.
    Thanks Pastel for your wonderful post!
    Knowing that Zero Gravity is one of David’s favorites to perform at his concerts, I have high hope that he will write fun/fast songs again no matter what direction he may take.

  30. Grace says:

    lol. This guy tweeted again.

    Afterseven ‏@Afterseven
    #DNCSurpriseSpeakers David Archuleta

  31. Grace says:

    Regarding his concert on a cruise…
    I am with Candy. I get sea sick easily and I’d prefer to travel to see him on dry land, not on a ship. lol.

  32. kimk says:

    Grace ha probably saw the response. what if.. woo hoo!!

  33. kimk says:

    Grace what did Candy say.. didn’t she love the idea of a Nashville cruise once?
    could we have it all!?
    cruises, concerts and a Spanish CD and world tour!!?

  34. OoO says:

    I think David should do World Tour first and then he can do concert on a cruise hehe.

  35. Grace says:

    Yesterday, saw a glimpse of Taylor Hicks singing at the R Convention.
    When I was in Las Vegas on my family vacation, Taylor Hicks was having a show for a couple of months at a hotel theater. Ticket prices were very reasonable compared to popular shows that cost over one or two hundred bucks. I didn’t go to his concert, instead, went to see other fun shows (If it was David’s, it would have been a different story. lol). Taylor Hicks proves that you can still perform as long as you work hard on it and find sponsors. Probably David would sell more tickets than TH since David’s fan army travels everywhere to see him. lol. I think his career/future is all up to him.

  36. Grace says:

    Hey kimk, OoO,
    World tour, cruises, concerts, Spanish CD… all possible. But always prioritizing and timing are an issue. What to do first??? lol.

  37. OoO says:

    I think world tour would be best cause more fans around the world will get to see him but cruise is only fits a couple of thousand and cruise kinda expensive not for everyone.

  38. kimk says:

    I’m ok with a world tour too.. how about a mix of Spanish and English songs!!?

  39. CindyUT says:

    As I mentioned on here last night when I started watching the National Republican Convention 2012, we need to hold the following upon David’s return:

    World Wide Archie Convention 2012.

    What do you all think? 🙂

  40. CindyUT says:

    Oops! Make that…

    World Wide Archie Convention 2014!

  41. nora says:

    kimk-I don’t know how that group got so many votes so fast. I voted some today, but seems like a losing cause. Either they have multiple people voting at the same time or I don’t know what. Is everybody away for the long weekend? seems so quiet. Going to my daughter’s house for my birthday. BBL

  42. LOVE the idea of a world tour! So many fans have waited so long to see David…we know how good the fans are at taking videos!

    Stopping in before we leave for the beach and the Music Festival! Glad we can walk…parking is INSANE! Last performance of the night .38 Special and Fireworks! And its FREE!

    ENJOY YOUR David time…he’s the BEST! Hugs to all!

  43. Pastel says:

    Happy birthday Nora!

  44. kimk says:

    nora Happy Birthday! got me hate to think they got something going on but all I got.
    the poll only knocks out bottom folks I think?

  45. kimk says:

    Cindy UT love that!!!

  46. kimk says:

    lol wonder if David will need backup singers and dancers for the cruise!?


    *ha that lady kissing him.. bet some of those will be on the cruise as well! 🙂

  47. blue says:

    cruise? lol

    what does wise radio do for the poll winner?

  48. tami lyn says:

    omg that video is so funny, love it! after she kisses him, when she is patting his shoulder it’s like she is thinking~ there u go little sweetie, dream about that tonite LOL! 🙂

  49. tami lyn says:

    and we still don’t know who the mystery lady is! friend, fan, or relative?

  50. tami lyn says:

    o m g. maybe it’s “frankie”!!! hahahaha 🙂

  51. kimk says:

    tamilyn mystery lady? lady on the vid I think was helping out with SU2C.

  52. tami lyn says:

    yeah i know. but is she just a david fan or she personally knows him? maybe it’s someone here or on twitter?

  53. kimk says:

    tamilyn lol hope she knew him.. she went right up and kissed him!!

  54. tami lyn says:

    well yeah it sure looked like she knew him! lol

  55. TGRArchie says:

    Found a review for Begin, the link of which i have posted below. Generally a good review except for maybe what the writer said about True Colors and BOTW. Posted my own comment on his article. BTW thanks for all of your prayers and concern about the earthquake here in the Philippines! (“,)
    Here is the link for the review:

  56. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Hi everyone. Happy Birthday Nora! Many. many more happy days. Loved the picture. All those videoes were fantastic. Hope everyone is okay in Phil, Hawa and Indonesia. I’m with Candy , the only cruise ship I want to be on is one docked at a pier, with David on it for sure!

  57. tami lyn says:

    it’s nora birthday?? HAPPY BIRTHDAY NORA 🙂

  58. Elysian says:

    I have a cool story to share. My dearest friend of 30+ years and I usually agree on everything, but not when it comes to David. She could never understand my ODD. I think it is because she could not see how, a then teen age young man, could offer anything musically worthwhile. Although I tried in the beginning to explain, when I showed her the video of David singing Contigo en la Distancia, which I thought would finally show her why I love David’s voice, she did not react much, let alone melt like I I thought she would. At that point, I figured she was a lost cause, and that she belonged to that segment of the population that is apparently deaf to how amazing he sounds. I therefore stopped discussing David with her. I was also tired of getting teased by her for my ODD . It was all good natured, but I was already getting enough of that from my family. LOL!

    When CFTH came out, I decided to try again because she loves Christmas music and collects Christmas CDs. I gave her a copy of CFTH with a note on it that said “this is the most beautiful Christmas CD you will ever listen to!” When I later asked what she thought, she said that she and her sisters were initially laughing about my ODD and the fact that I was still trying to convert her, but after they were about half way through listening to it, one of her sisters said: “This IS the most beautiful Christmas music I have ever heard!” My friend also acknowledged that David sang Christmas songs very well. She was not yet a convert, but I was making progress.

    When BEGIN was released, I knew that this CD offered the best chance of making her a fan because she loves these songs, just as I do. I gave her the CD as part of her birthday present last week and she called to tell me that the CD is FANTASTIC, and that when she first listened to Angels, she burst into tears and cried like a baby because it was sooooo beautiful. I couldn’t believe my ears! The awesomeness of BEGIN finally broke through her resistance!!! I was soooooo happy!!!

    To make things even better, she also told me that her daughter, who is 10, loves David’s CFTH CD so much that she listens to it all year long, just like I do! She never admitted that before!!! David apparently now has 2 new fans!

    I had lunch with my friend today, and when she drove up, she was playing BEGIN in her car. Then SHE proceeded to tell ME that what a great singer David is, that she has fallen in love with Everything Hurts, but that she still loves Angels the most. She cries every time she listens to it. She also said that while she has always loved the song, Sarah MacLaughlin’s voice is too high for her and that she much prefers David’s version!!!!! At that point, I thought I had died and gone to heaven!!! She FINALLY GETS IT!!!!

    The moral of this story is that even if someone claims not to be a fan, don’t give up sharing it with them because eventually, they too will see the light and succumb to the wonders of David’s incredible voice!!!

  59. Elysian says:

    Nora- I hope that you are having a fantastic birthday!

  60. tami lyn says:

    elysian~ that is so awesome!!! 🙂

  61. Elysian says:

    tami-lyn- Thanks, I think so too!! Its funny how much joy you feel when someone close to you finally appreciates David’s music and understands why we are such fans!

  62. tami lyn says:

    elysian~ so true! it’s fun to share the joy of david with friends and family. i currently only have 2 family members who are david fans. think i have to try harder to share david’s music with others like u have. you’ve inspired me! thanks 🙂

  63. Elysian says:

    tami lyn- You’re welcome! 🙂 Just think, if each of us fans just got one other person to love David’s music, his fan base would double!!

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

    Hello Everyone!

    Elysian, LOVED your story. It seems Davids getting lots of new fans just because of Everybody Hurts & Begin.

    Hey tami_lyn!

  65. pocoelsy says:

    Hiya Elysian,

    Aww love that you broke your friend’s bubble, I say it’s her gain – profit whatever you call it, to “get” David…he’s good for our heart and soul :). I cried at my first listen to Angel too (I don’t easily cry over …anything haha), and still have tears listen to it but the one that got me crying everytime time is his mv. EH!!! good grief to hear him sing is already so emotional but the combination of the sight and sound from him really open up my tear duct lol…it’s heart wrenchingly beautiful.

  66. Elysian says:

    Hi there Beth!

    Thanks! Isn’t it great how much buzz EH and BEGIN have generated!!! I think it was a great decision to release EH as a MV rather than Broken, which I love as well, because people are apparently really curious to hear david’s version of EV, and most are blown away, as they should be! 🙂 I don’t think that as many people would have checked out a song that they had never heard before.

  67. Fiona says:

    Elysian, what a great story! I know just how you feel, have been trying to “convert” my mom for years too! Maybe BEGIN. will do the trick with her too! 🙂
    Hi everybody!

  68. Elysian says:

    Hiya pocoelsy!!

    It is heart wrenchingly beautiful isn’t it!?? I think this CD is giving everyone’s tear ducts a good work out! LOL!

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

    Elysian, Who know, maybe they’ll have a video for Broken too someday. Not that I am asking for it, would love it, but I’ll take whatever they give us with a grateful heart, its already more than I could’ve hoped for 😀

    Hey Fiona!

  70. Elysian says:

    Hi Fiona!

    Thanks! I hope BEGIN does the trick for your mom too. 🙂 As pocoelsy said above, it will be her gain! 🙂

  71. Elysian says:

    Beth- You know, I was thinking that Broken would make an incredible MV too! (Of course you know that I was thinking that, because we have already established that you evidently like to hang out in the vast emptiness within my head!) Anyway, the lyrics, David’s heartfelt vocals, and images of those poor Ugandan children would make a devastatingly emotional MV!

  72. pocoelsy says:

    Nora, Happy birthday 🙂

    Jhen, I was in Thailand then when the tsunami struck !!! actually was traveling from Bangkok back to Malaysia(toward Phuket) saw a lot of army trucks, ambulances and trucks carried ton of coffins on the road but not allow to go near the disaster zone, just saw the aftermath from afar, there’s nothing could describe the horrors we saw and smell!!! but all is good now everything’s back to normal, pray that it won’t happen again to anyone !!

  73. Elysian says:

    pocoelsy- Thank goodness you were not in the area where the tsunami struck! I can’t even imagine how horrible it must have been to see that kind of devastation.

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

    Elysian, lol, by the way, thanks for adding a Subway to the vast openess in your head, so I have somewhere to stop for a sandwhich, as I rome 😆 Seriously though, a Broken video, I’ve actually worked out in my head a bit, as its a very compelling song that makes you think. Its such a gorgeous song & vocal 😀

    Hey pocoelsy, I too, hope that no one has to go through that again.

    I just heard a commercial for the MTV video music awards. Do they even show videos on MTV anymore?, lol

  75. Miss Vicki#DA2014 says:

    Elysian……Congrats on winning over your friend…..or should I say, David winning over your friend……And so it goes….add one more fan at a time!!!!…..CindyUT….I’ll be gearing up for The World Wide Archie Convention 2014!!!! The David Cruise sounds great too…..We are planning on taking my son on a cruise to celebrate his graduation from Virgina Tech in 2014……Do ya think he would notice that he was on a David Cruise?????? I can only afford one cruise that year!!!!!! LOL………..Miss Vicki

  76. Elysian says:

    Beth- WHAT??!! There is a Subway in my head??!!!! I did not authorize that!!! At the very least, Subway should be paying me rent for the usage of my ka-noggin for their sandwich franchise!!! Or, at the very least, I should be entitled to free sandwiches!! The next time you’re in my head, tell them I like pastrami the best!

    Since you have already thought out the MV for Broken, I nominate you to direct it! I think that a fan could do a fantastic job of interpreting David’s songs and making it into a MV because we understand his music so well! :smile”

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

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY NORA!!!!!!!!!!!! 😀 😀 😀

    Hey Miss Vicki! Hope you’re feeling Much, Much, Much Better!!!

  78. pocoelsy says:

    Elysian, it was !!! the worst part was to see people’s sad face (I dunno other word than sad and it’s beyond sad!!) who lost loved ones and we have no way or power to help them … a hug or comfort words just couldn’t do it, this serves in a way as “reminder” that life is so short and unexpected so live your live as best as you can!! life goes on.

    If there’ll be “broken” mv. with suffered children in it that will be the end of me !!!

  79. Elysian says:

    Miss Vicki-
    Thanks! She was a tough nut to crack, but it was worth the effort! LOL!

  80. Miss Vicki#DA2014 says:

    Hey Beth…Thanks, I am feeling a lot better…just in time for the long Labor Day weekend……AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO NORA!!!!!! Miss Vicki

  81. Elysian says:

    pocoelsy- You are so right about life being short! Sometimes it does take a disaster to remind us what is truly important in life. As I try to focus on those things, I’m glad that I have found David’s music which I intend to play as the soundtrack for my life for the rest of my days! 🙂 It just brings that extra measure of happiness to everything that I do!

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

    Elysian 😆 😆 😆 The manager of the subway said you get 10% of the take 😀 Thanks, you know, maybe I’ll try to make a video of Broken when I get a chance. Never made a video before, but I always wanted to try. We’ll see. Gosh, I adore Broken.

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

    pocoelsy, Broken, a video, yes to watch a video about suffering children, so hard, but I think there would also be a ray of hope in it, like the song. Broke but not Broken 😀 I know that some disasters a hug or words dont fix it, but, they do help, at some level in ones mind/heart, they do help 😀

    Miss Vicki 😀

  84. Elysian says:

    Beth- What???? Only 10% ???!!! Subway has exclusive rights to my entire brain cavity and that is all they are willing to offer??? I believe legal action is in order!!!!

    You really should make a Broken video!!!! I would love to see what you come up with!!!

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

    Elysian, er, ummm, well, the manager said he “mispoke” 🙄 , he meant 40% 😀
    Thanks, maybe I’ll try it this weekend or next.

  86. Elysian says:

    Beth- Now that’s what I’m talking about!!

    I don’t want to be pushy, but I hope you get time this weekend! 🙂 Unless I am mistaken, which is highly probable, I don’t think that anyone else has done a Broken video yet on Youtube. It would be cool if yours was the first! 🙂 Just saying!

  87. Evening everyone 🙂
    Elysian, your “conversion story” was so real cuz the same thing happened to me. All the details you described mirrored my experiences with my friend who is very set in her ways. She never wanted to commit herself as a fan and I respected her wishes cuz she thought of him as a young flash in the pan artist. Well, David’s CFTH and the Motab concert did the trick. I took advantage of anytime we drove anywhere to play the XMAS CDs for her. She was hooked. We finally can have discussions about his music, career, his mission etc. I gifted her both CDs and an autographed copy of COS. It wasn’t easy but it sure was worth all the initial grief. Come to think of it, I wonder if she read the book… little by little 🙂 She WAS impressed with his signature haha

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

    Thanks Elysian, we’ll see. I am anxious to try 😀 Gosh, its pretty quiet in here tonight. Wonderful talking to those of you who are here, but its very quiet. Went for my mammogram earlier today & the parking lot at the medical bldg was fairly empty, usually its packed, lots of people must be out of town.

  89. Elysian says:

    idamae- WOOHOOO!!! That is FANTASTIC!!! The only thing better that encountering another Archie, is making one yourself!! LOL! I am so happy that your persistence paid off too!!

  90. Elysian says:

    Beth- How much a pound were they offering today? LOL!

  91. pocoelsy says:

    Beth, bring on Broken mv. 🙂 it’s such a sad song but hopeful at the end like you said I guess “reality bites” right!? It’s amazed me how David came up with those idea of lyrics and melodies …he’s just 21 for peace sake (I was nowhere near his maturity at 21!! or even now haha)

    Elysian, haha you’re firece, aw.. don’t sue them I love subway 🙂

    I’ve been saving some fund for David 2014 concert if he also have this Archucruise loveboat too I need to find a job, I have no problem with boat, haha.

    Have to go take my youngest daughter to watch “Katy Perry the movie” (God help me, my hubby refuse to take her lol) we’re not really her fan lol but just curious!! she’s ok( I guess). I hope one day David will have his “own” movie too and the world will be a better place, he’s a brilliant role model <3

    Have a nice day/good night all, watch out for "blue moon" tonight 🙂

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

    Elysian, ROTFL, price has gone up to $4.29 per lb. 😆 I’ll feel better once I get a letter in the mail saying everything is fine. They said it would be looked at today & if they need to see me again, I’ll find out next week. Needlesstosay, I hope I dont hear from them, just a letter. Cant help but be a little nervous, suppose every woman is. Its funny when I was getting it done, I started to laugh about the per pound thing,lol

  93. Beth, I can’t imagine how they would portray Broken in the form of a MV, it’s such a powerful message piece, the lyrics grab you and don’t let go, they’re unrelenting. I wish they would tackle it some day. Love to see what they do with it.

  94. Elysian says:


    Don’t worry, I won’t sue Subway now that they have come to their senses. (Don’t tell them, but I was just bluffing as a negotiating ploy, I love their sandwiches too!)

    Wow! Katy Perry?!! You are truly a loving and self-sacrificing mom! LOL!

    I hope you have a great weekend!

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

    Good Luck pocoelsy 😀 Have a great night! FYI, actually, John Hunt(I believe thats his name, might be Jon though) wrote the lyrics & David wrote the music, but the melody fits the words so perfectlly 😀

  96. Elysian says:

    Beth- Wow! Inflation has even hit regarding that! In all seriousness, I pray that your test results will give you a clean bill of health. My sister also had something that showed up on her mammogram a few years ago, which turned out to be benign, but ever since then, we all hold our breath and worry like crazy until she gets her test results.

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

    Hey idamae! Yeah, a video, well, that would be something. I might try to make one soon. Never made a video before, but may just give it a try.

  98. Happy Birthday, Nora!!! There’s a blue moon out tonite…a very special birthday cuz there were 2 full moons, in the month of August. 2015 will be the next occurence!!!

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

    Elysian, lol, yes it has. yeah, 2 tests ago, when they said I had to come back for an ultrasound thing, I was really scared, but they said it was ok, just a gland or something I’ve had all my life. Still, until you get the all clear, I guess its natural for every woman to be a bit nervous. I’m so glad that people here at FOD who have had do deal with cancer have come through it & are here chatting with us, so inspiring 😀

  100. Miss Vicki#DA2014 says:

    Hi idamae….So glad you were able to convert your friend into being a David fan….like I have said….One fan at a time…..Loved that she was impressed with his signature…..LOL…..Miss Vicki

  101. Miss Vicki#DA2014 says:

    idamae…..Can’t you just hear David singing “Blue Moon”…..Ok I’m a little punchy tonight…..Ready for the long weekend….Miss Vicki

  102. Beth, YOU GO GIRL!!!! Now, that’s a MV I want to see!!! It’s curious cuz I read the credits on the CD and it names David as the songwriter for Broken. Am I correct about that???

  103. Elysian says:

    Beth- I can relate, not with regards to a mammogram, but with regards to a chest x-ray last year. It was a normal physical and I was shocked when they told me that they saw a shadow on the x-ray since I have never smoked. Moreover, no one in my family has ever gotten cancer. We have heart disease and strokes instead. I used to work in an office, however, in which everyone smoked and the windows didn’t open, so sometimes there was actually a cloud of smoke in the office. This was before they banned smoking in public places in California. When they told me to come back in, I was freaked out because a friend who is only in her 30’s had just been diagnosed with lung cancer and she had never smoked either. Happily, it was nothing, but I was certainly worried until I finally got the results.

  104. Miss Vicki, OMJ, YESSSSSSSS!!!!!….then he can dance with his gal into the sunset haha We have such fertile imaginations LOL

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

    idamae, I just looked at the booklet & it says Words & Music by David Archuleta & Jon Hunt. Kari has said that David wrote the music for it & Jon Hunt the lyrics. And, thanks, I’ll see what I can do about a video, might be a few days though, got lots of stuff to get done around the house 😀

  106. Miss Vicki#DA2014 says:

    Yep Idamae…David co wrote Broken…It sounds so so much like something he would write……..So meaningful and haunting…..He has often said he can’t write love songs as he has never been in love….But he sure can write compassionate songs about suffering children in India….He’s had first hand experience with that……..Miss Vicki

  107. Miss Vicki, when I told her David was coming to Ridgewood Bookends on June 1 she looked at me and she said, “That’s my birthday!” When I invited her to come with me to see David she kept changing her mind and I know she wanted to go. I did the next best thing I had him inscribe COS for her and she was floored!!!What are friends for…right?

  108. Miss Vicki#DA2014 says:

    Beth…I just gotta believe David helped write the lyrics to Broken as well….Miss Vicki

  109. Miss Vicki#DA2014 says:

    idamae….way to go…..best friends for ever….right….Miss Vicki

  110. Elysian says:

    Beth- Tell the boys to stop admiring their plaid outfits and moonboots in the mirror and help you with the chores. Tell them you need to be freed up for a very important artistic endeavor! 🙂

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

    Goodnight Everyone, Take Care All!

    Gotta get some sleep, lots to do

    Elysian, I’m so happy it turned out to be nothing,
    so glad 😀 I’m the only one in my family that
    doesnt smoke. My mom quit like 9 years ago &
    my dad quite 2 or 3 years ago. So I’ve been around
    it so I know what you mean.

    Miss Vicki! All I know is what Kari said, but I thought
    I did hear something that David might’ve had a little
    bit of input on the lyrics, just not sure.

    Great talking to you guys tonight, will check in
    tomorrow off & on throughout the day, LOVE it
    here at FOD.

  112. Elysian says:

    idamae- What a great friend you are!

  113. Elysian says:

    Beth- As usual, it was soooooo much fun talking to you! Have a great Labor Day weekend!!!!

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

    Elysian, Unfortunately, my fine feathered
    friends arent quite as helpful with the chores
    as they use to be, they’re enjoying the warm
    weather, the lakes, wearing they’re plaid swim
    trunks with the coordinating moonboots. Odd
    combo I know, but the chicks love the look 🙄
    I cant explain it. G’night 😀

  115. Elysian says:

    Beth LOL! Goodnight and sweet dreams!

  116. Beth and Miss Vicki, I keep reading the Broken lyrics and they are so poetic and cryptic. I imagine a sleeping child when he sings “And I never want to open up your eyes, everything is broken… It really gets to me especially the mention of the gun…pretty deep. I REALLY LOVE IT!!! not to mention the gorgeous melody and his fab falsettos.

  117. Miss Vicki#DA2014 says:

    Goodnight Elysian, Beth, idamae, pocoelsy, Fiona, tami lyn and others at Fod….Happy Labor Day weekend to ya…..Miss Vicki

  118. Martha says:

    101 Good Songs
    “Good music can be so hard to find these days. This blog is dedicated to sharing a variety of clean, appropriate, and enjoyable music!”


  119. nora says:

    Just got home, had a great Birthday, thanks,Pastel,kimk,sgj,tami lyn, elysian,pocoelsy,beth, adame & miss Vicki, for the birthday wishes. It was so nice driving home to see that beautiful blue moon, great birthday present, makes you glad to be alive, to be able to appreciate these things in life!!! A better birthday present would be to have David here.
    Miss Vicki-glad your feeling better!!!!
    Beth I think you would make a great video for broken.

  120. Thanks, Elysian…it’s all David’s doing 🙂

    Enjoy your Labor day weekend, everyone 🙂 It was great fun as usual!!!

  121. nora says:

    Good Night everyone, Have a great Labor Day Weekend. What a great bunch!!!!

  122. I agree, Martha, ZG does give you the feeling of weightless bliss. I’m sure we can go down the alphabet of Archie songs from A-Z.

    Nora, so glad you noticed the blue moon. It’s a good luck token especially on your birthday 🙂

  123. Elysian says:

    Goodnight Miss Vicki, idamae, Martha and nora, I am checking out now too! Have a fanstastic weekend!

    nora- I am so happy that you had such a great birthday!!! You evidently have friends in high places to have scored a blue moon on your birthday! LOL!

  124. By chance says:

    Hello….just checking in and loving your conversations tonight….both hilarious and thoughtful.

    Elysian, I just love your story!! It gives me hope for my friends! GCT dvd was what “converted” me…….it will always hold a special place in my heart! David sings Christmas music with so much love in his heart and light in his eyes.

  125. By chance says:

    Think you all just said goodnight….so me too. I sure love FOD.

  126. Ariel says:

    Martha, thank you so much for sharing my blog posts! You just made my day. 🙂

  127. Martha says:

    Ariel – your welcome! Loved your blog!

  128. Kathy says:

    Elysian, loved your story. Pocoelse, I can’t imagine the devastation you saw. Changes a person. Nora, hope you had a great birthday! Zero gravity is my go to mood lifter from David. I think it should have been on his first cd. It would have been a hit. In my opinion.

  129. A quick Hello while everyone else is sleeping! Company here for the Music Festival! Full day again today!

    Sorry I missed your birthday yesterday Nora! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Hope you had a GREAT day!


  130. kimk says:

    Good morning folks!!

    David has over 1,194,000 followers!! 🙂

    I miss David!!!

  131. Jhen says:

    Hello everyone!
    Happy Birthday Nora!
    Pocoelsy- I can imagine how horrible the Tsunami in Phuket, seeing the aftermath will make you sad. Thanks God, no tsunami happened in the Philippines, Indonesia, Taiwan, Hawaii , Guam, Papua New Guinea. By the way, from Bangkok to Malaysia, what do you ride to reach Malaysia , train or airplane?
    Elysian- Your patience paid off, convincing a friend sometimes is hard, I also convincing my friends to listened to David songs, but I didn’t succeed yet lol, they are early 20’s , their kind of music is different, they are into the fad of Asian now a day, Korean pop group, which I don’t listen because I don’t know what they are saying in their music lol, can’t understand the message of the song. But I’m still trying to persuade them to like David songs, eventhough they always telling me, you always saying David, David lol. I told them yes I’m full of David lol

  132. cq#DA2014 says:

    Kimk, I don’t only miss him, I miss him working on his career. The excitement of hearing his vlogs about up coming events and what he was working on was so much fun and was part of what I found so fasinating about David. The feeling that you were part of the fabulous ride. I know that we are still on that ride, but it is so different right now. Always still hoping that we hear from him (via Kari), and more things the Archuleta team have up their sleeve to come. I’ll never stop hoping.

  133. kimk says:

    cq have always felt it was more David the young man that brought folks to him then the music he gives us.. meaning his live performances, vlogs, his smile, etc. there is a void for sure. as for his career there is no way he can work on it while away so hope his team has some things up their sleeves to help things stay alive until he returns. would make sense they do and
    kari has been really good with all that so hopeful even if I do miss him terribly.
    funny thought as time went by I would get used to him being gone but that is not the way it is.

  134. Janel aka Nellie says:

    My son Caleb took this photo of the blue moon inside our van last night. The tint at the top of the windshield really made it look blue. The clouds were perfect, looking like a monster hand grabbing at the moon. Would have been perfect for Halloween. http://twitpic.com/apzf65

  135. cq#DA2014 says:

    kimk, I know what you mean, time has not helped…..but it hasn’t been that long, so that might be the reason. Well, I’ll continue to enjoy all the riches he left behind so far……always hoping for more, lol.

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