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“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Love This Promo!!
~From @NanDeeay ” They’ve made good use of this big 3-sided billboard for@DavidArchie in the past 14 months! Lookin’ good! <—Thanks, Nan! I couldn’t agree more! I’d love one in my city!! 🙂
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Winners Of the SU2C Drawing Announced
Congratulations to “Ellie and Millie” (or Ellie/Millie)!! Super exciting!! Your 2014 just became even more wonderful! 🙂
SU2C Special Guests!
Here is a lovely (tweeted) pic of some honorary guests in attendance last evening at the SU2C telethon!! Marge (@semicolon09) and our own Mary Lou (@pastelpastel) ! We’ll look forward to hearing more from them about the event as well as any Crush Kids Cancer (@theKidsChapter) news they have to share.
I hope you were all able to watch last evening. The telethon is an incredible inspirational as well as sobering event. The stories shared of cancer’s toll were all heart wrenching, while the tales of survival left me cheering.
My mind was on Phyllis who’d been a recipient of a twilight wish with David and who we launched a star for last night, on Ronan, a little 4 yr old boy who lost his battle to neuroblastoma this past year, on my sister who’s currently a cancer survivor, on a teen friend of my children who’s in a fight with Leukemia right now, and on my husband’s colleague who lost his battle to cancer earlier this week. I hate cancer…
I’m thankful for the Crush Kids Cancer Chapter formed 4 years ago in honor of David Archuleta, a grass roots team which has raised now over $81,000, and I’m looking forward to once again “standing up”next year and continuing the fight .
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FOD Chat Schedule Change ~from Kalei~
FOD Chat Schedule Change
With David away until 2014, we’ve all started adapting to the change in our usual fan schedules. Now that the excitement of the BEGIN. debut and Everybody Hurts music vid has settled in we are enjoying a slower pace in our fandom. More time to take a walk, read a book and spend time with family and friends.
FOD Chat will be changing its schedule to allow chat mods to enjoy some downtime before the frenzy and excitement starts building for David’s return in 2014! The new schedule is effective immediately as follows:
FOD Chat Box #1: Monday – Friday 9:00pm – 11:00pm EDT
FOD Late Night Chat: Friday 1:00am – 3:00am EDT
There will be no chat on Saturday, Sunday or Holidays
We will still host chats for special occasions and breaking news, so watch for tweets from @FODCHAT announcing these special chat events! We would like to thank all of our FOD Chat Mods for the hard work they contribute to keeping chat a fun and positive place where fans can come to watch David vids, hear David music and chat with other fans. We will also host some chats in our CoverItLive chatbox where we can play David’s BEGIN. music – so stay tuned for those!
Chat Box #1 Mods:
David of Kentucky (DOK)
David from Texas (DFT)
Late Night Chat Mod: Kalei
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Fan Get-together Tomorrow in Webster, Massachusetts!!!
**click above for restaurant info**
Virtue #DA2014 (@Virtueisin)
Please pass this on to NorthEast peeps. There’ll be get together @ Thai Cuisine
267 Main St, Webster, MA 01570 on 9/9 at 5 PM. Just show up
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Title of BEGIN. Vlog Buzz
Worth posting on the front page once again, today!!! I’ve watched it more than
1,2,3,4,5,…. well let’s just say many times 😉 Click the logos below to read all of the new vlog “buzz” and comment.
Fans Share thoughts On The Vlog:
I posed a question yesterday re: fans and their reactions to David’s new vlog~ Thank you to those ( who responded) below. (Sprinkled with some screencaps….I love David’s epic expressive hand gestures! I love this vlog…Gosh I miss David! 🙂
What I felt when hearing the vlog is David letting us know that he realizes that by embarking on his mission, that this will be a turning point in his life, experiences he is having and will have will leave their mark on him and will affect how he sees life, people, and everything around him. These new life experiences will translate into a different mindset and will affect his music and how he perceives his career. Knowing that he is beginning a new chapter in his life, he is saying to those who chose to join him on his new journey, that the songs on BEGIN. are a way to understand his mindset and to be ready for what will be new as a result of this new road he has chosen to take. Thanks, David, for leaving us BEGIN. to help us understand. I will join you!
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David’s vlog epitomizes everything we love and respect about him. Personally, I appreciate how he turns the Spiritual Journeying experience that he is on – and that we are all on – into a feeling tone, a universal musical feast of love and compassion. If you were to look at the outside of my life and then at the life David is currently living, it would look quite different at first. But humble genius that he is, he focuses us on the heart, the soul, love, giving, understanding, the passion of bringing justice, the importance of seeing our own and everyone else’s beauty – the comfort of having an unshakable faith that we are indeed Loved and that it truly is going to be okay. So, I DO meet David where he is – in his heart, in my heart, in your heart – in all of our collective hearts – what Jesus taught. Certainly, anyone who allows themselves to, can relate to that message. For the past month, I have listened to almost nothing other than BEGIN. With my heart open, rededicated to my own personal goals of service and compassion, I have indeed, BEGUN. Thank you, David.
Patricia A. Brack
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A LIVING BIBLE
That title would summarize all my thoughts to his vlog about the album. One of the things I want in David is he do music for a good purpose. He knows his purpose in life and he uses music to fulfil it. I want to quote one of the purposes in life stated in “Purpose Driven Life” by Rick Warren. That is “You were made for a mission- sharing your life message. The mission of David started not last April, 2012 when he flew to Chile but it is when he uses his talent in music to influence people and make them see amazing things God is doing to his life. A good preacher is not the one who is good in speaking but is the one who makes people see what he preaches in his life. David didn’t share any verses from bible. Instead, he shared his life to us, a life that follows the rightful path of the bible. How he did it? He made the album for us to connect in his experience in doing the will of God. Let’s go back to vlog. “I wanted you guys know what it feels like for me “ (1:26) and “like you’ll meet where i am at in my life right now” (2:43). These two lines really strike me! In these lines, he is inviting us to know the big things that God had prepared for us. He’s like speaking to us, “Come on guys! God had prepared a very special for us. He already invited me and I accepted it. You also!” He could just keep what he experienced but he’s not selfish not to share it to us. He also wants us to experience it! What an amazing singer! For me he is a living bible that spread the word of God through his life. Like David, let’s also seek what God had prepared for us.
Like to end this with a verse from bible….
“No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him” – 1 Corinthians 2:9 (NIV)
God bless you guys!
Here are a few more screencaps (awsome archu-hands)
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BEGIN. Ranks From Astroplus and Odyssey!
Its #3 for the week at Odyssey
The Philippines doesn’t have a centralized sales chart like we do with Billboard in the U.S. but Astroplus and Odyssey are the two biggest music retailers there from my understanding.
Also From Astroplus: Win a CD!
Click above to head to the Astroplus fb pg to register (int. fans)
Odyssey Live uploads EH Fan Gathering Pics!!
Click below to see all of the fan get-together pics on Odyssey’s fb page!
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Pam Pike and MasterclassLady’s Part 7 Retrospective: Works For Me!
vid cred~ Kriston900~
Pamela Pike’s Recollections
“Works for Me” is a song released on David’s self-titled album through Wal-Mart as a Bonus Track back in November 2008. This song represents David’s self- image, a time in his life when he felt indecisive and had to deal with certain challenges. He co-wrote this song with Daniel Bedingfield and Toby Lightman.
A call from Daniel Bedingfield to Toby Lightman asking her to come and write with them early one morning back in 2008 started their creative process.
With David barely awake, Daniel downing Chai lattes and Toby with guitar in hand the basics of a song were started but not finished. A call from Sony a month later requesting them to finish the song required them to fly to Tulsa, Oklahoma, David’s last stop on his American Idol Tour. And as they say history was made or at least “Works for Me.”
Challenges sometimes create change and with that make life unpredictable. Everything we do is filled with possibilities of change when we least expect it. It is what we do with those moments that count in the end. Some of the lyrics in the Bridge say, “There were days when a song could not be found, There were days when my voice would make no sound for me”. CLICK HERE to continue! 🙂
David Archuleta Retrospective Series Part Seven: Works For Me
September 7, 2012 by Masterclass Lady
vid credit~ thop1984~
Rosanne Simunovic’s Recollections
As I write this article on “Works For Me”, I must confess that this is the first time I actually heard this terrific song. It was Pamela Pike who suggested this song for review in this David Archuleta Retrospective Series.
Well, what took me so long? I love everything about this number – the catchy rhythmic structure, the contagious melody, the luscious harmonies supplied by David and, of course, the seamless and transparent vocal delivery by David on the solo line.
Once again, David highlighted the easy accessibility of his ringing head voice during the repetitious line: “work out just fine “. His voice sounds so liberated, so flexible and he manages to carry this head voice element throughout his range. CLICK HERE to continue. 🙂
Thanks ladies!! I really enjoy your collaborative retrospectives!! So happy to hear that Masterclass Lady really enjoyed WFM after hearing it for the first time! 🙂
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Cindy’s BEGIN. Tweet
Love this tweet from @CanadianArchie along with her screen cap and edit! 🙂
Wishing everyone a great Saturday! I’m planning on reporting some miles today to @DA2014FitClub !! Anyone else with me?