David Archuleta Got DRA? $0.99 on Amazon! In A Nutshell – Radio Play, Sounds of David Raffle Update, LNC Update, Demi/David Web Chat, ArchuVoting, Fun Finds


I will be right here ~ don’t run away….

– credit Naree

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– via ampersandseven blogspot

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Got DRA?

In case you’ve been hiding under a rock and have not yet purchased your download of David’s new single Don’t Run Away, you can remedy that by running to Amazon where it’s just $0.99 today!  Grab a few copies to gift to friends and family or gift a digital copy to International Archies who don’t have access to purchase it themselves.  Let’s get DRA moving up the charts!

– click to purchase

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In A Nutshell….

There was an interesting twitter convo today between Archies and the radio station 107.9 The End located in Northern California.  First off, it was great to see the station actually responding to tweets, and while their non-sugar-coated-hit-us-right-between-the-eyes response may be hard to swallow, at least they provided an honest answer – one we’ve probably known all along…. radio only plays what is ALREADY popular.

They noted that Social Media such as You Tube, Twitter, Facebook etc…. are the avenues for songs to gain popularity – THEN they may get played on the radio – not the other way around.  Plain and simple, radio play is a straight up popularity contest and apparently (sans label) it’s the fans’ job to spread the word via social media sites to get people to listen to a new song.  If the song goes viral and becomes a huge hit on You Tube or elsewhere, then radio will pick it up and play it.  Since David isn’t here to promote the song, we really have our work cut out for us!  Some fans have heard DRA on their local stations, and it’s even getting some international airplay – in Singapore!

In our excitement for new David music, our expectation is to hear DRA on the radio NOW!  However, it may take some time, and promotion on social media sites to help the song gain traction with new listeners – before radio will pick it up.  Kari tweeted that the single has been “full serviced”, so radio stations across the country will be able to play it – we just need to continue promoting the song as much as possible with everyone we know!

Do we have any movie maker Archies?  DRA would make an awesome movie theme song!

Suttygal recently posted a radio station locator link where you can search for your local stations that play Adult Contemporary (AC) or Hot Adult Contemporary (Hot AC) formats.  It couldn’t hurt to make a few polite requests via phone or on the station’s website.  Every little bit of promotion helps!  David worked so hard to give us great music – let’s get out there and share it with the world!

– click to find your local station

Breanne shared the following process to request DRA on your local station:

1. Go to this link & find all the pop, HAC & AC stations in your state: http://radio-locator.com/

2. Use this link & scroll down to the bottom of the page & write in Don’t Run Away by David Archuleta, write in your lst name & then

write in code & then submit:
http://www.mediabase.com/mmrweb/7/stationplaylistrequest.asp?c_let=KBEE-fm (Where it says KBEE, write in your station).

You can request this way once a day.

3. Look online & find your radio station’s internet link & see if there is a way to email them or send them a request that way too.

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Sounds of David Raffle Update!


Hello Everyone! Do I look familiar? My older brother sat with David Archuleta when he sang “Lets Talk About Love” almost four years ago. On April 6th at The Sounds of David Luncheon and Fan Mixer I will be offered in a FREE raffle and you can take me home.

Please come and celebrate David’s music and help us raise funds for CMN Hospitals and Childfund International. Buy your tickets at http://freelancedesignpros.com/soundsofdavid/Information.html

– Look! It’s my big bro with David!

– It was fun recording Let’s Talk About Love

Let’s Talk About Love (credit: waytokim)

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FOD Late Night Chat Update

Real life has been getting busier and much more hectic lately, and we’ve had to cancel several LNC’s due to my work obligations.  With David away on his mission, chat has slowed down quite a bit, and I think it’s a good time to step back a bit and take a break from weekly Late Night Chats until David returns in 2014.  Chatbox #1 will still be open during its normally scheduled time, and we’ll have LNC to celebrate special occasions like the album release of No Matter How Far – but for the most part, LNC will be on hiatus until 2014.  Please join DFT and all the other amazing FOD Chat Mods in Box #1 to enjoy David music and connect with other fans!

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Mac Daddy David – That’s an Oxymoron!

Just happened upon this Demi/David interview vid from the 2009 Summer Tour – it’s 8.19 minutes of pure hilarious adorableness – he has Totoro in his backpack, talks about recording for Christmas, and I love the random singing!

Demi & David Live Web Chat (credit: Shannon Bahatouris)

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ArchuVoting Links

For those of you who are voting – here are the voting links brought over from Suttygal’s Wednesday post:

Round 2 Ryan Seacrest Poll!

This round of voting ends at 11:59 pm February 18th!!!

VOTE every 24 hours on each/all of your computers and devices to increase vote totals and “no Matter How Far” BUZZ!  Clear cookies, cache and history to vote multiple times!

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      •  TV GUIDE POLL Best AI Contestant EVER : VOTE HERE
      • Musiqtone 2013 Countdown:  You can vote 100 times a sitting usually 2 times a day on the web: http://bit.ly/loinlg & 50 times a sitting on a mobile device, 2 times a day: http://bi.ly/pwqlBY  The mobile links gives you 4 votes per 1 entry, so there is more value for voting on this link.
      • MYX:  Vote HERE    For Rainbow mv!  
      • Chart Central:  Vote HERE

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Fun Finds

– photoedit pabuckie

– credit cherry mariano

– iheartarchie tumblr

– stuckonacloud tumbr – there’s the Totoro David mentions!

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Wishing everyone a happy Saturday!  Help promote Don’t Run Away with your local radio stations and spread the word to family and friends!  Have an ArchAmazing Day!

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305 Responses to David Archuleta Got DRA? $0.99 on Amazon! In A Nutshell – Radio Play, Sounds of David Raffle Update, LNC Update, Demi/David Web Chat, ArchuVoting, Fun Finds

  1. tami lyn says:

    8008, candy~ omg are u guys referring to a certain fan who lives in michigan??!
    good morning everyone 🙂

  2. ksf says:

    Good morning FOD and tami lyn! 🙂

    So, looks like all the fandom to see if Mr. Archuleta ties the knot in 2014. How wonderful would that be?? She must be wonderful if she has David’s heart. Ahh… 🙂

    Candy – Can you say how long this has been going on?

  3. tami lyn says:

    just saw a jasmine tweet about david again!!! 🙂

  4. ksf says:

    *will wait to see

  5. tami lyn says:

    i do not believe david is interested in marriage. if he does get married just cuz the church tells him to i will be very disappointed!

  6. Kimberly Ann fan of one smokin Honduran! says:

    Kalei thanks!! NOT GOING ANYWHERE DAVID 2014!! (ha even if I am a royal pineapple sometimes!!!)
    fabulous post and hmm is there a way to get the coverart for NMHF added to Amazon?
    maybe Kari doesn’t know.. sent a tweet. sweet cover should be there!!

  7. Golferguy says:

    Good morning FOD! what rumor is bubbling? marriage? love interest? is there any foundation to this?

  8. tami lyn says:

    hi ksf! we need a new secret word thanks to my blabbery lol! 😉

  9. Kimberly Ann fan of one smokin Honduran! says:

    ♪♥Marylee~#DA2014♥♪ ‏@Marylee_NCGirl
    @kariontour @DavidArchie & Archies everywhere: Reading over my timeline, landed on this tweet from a friend of (cont) http://tl.gd/l2f37c

    Kari Sellards ‏@kariontour
    @Marylee_NCGirl @DavidArchie sweet words

  10. Kimberly Ann fan of one smokin Honduran! says:

    golferguy hi!

    no clue what really is but I wouldn’t be surprised if he has somebody. I recall an interview in Asia a while back that he was going to keep ‘that stuff’ to himself.

    fan in Michigan?!

  11. Miss Vicki @DA2014 says:

    WHAT?????? David has a love interest?????? Where did this come from???? Jasmine???? a fan in Michigan????? Getting married in 2014???? All I was really going to say this morning is I am off to request DRA on my local Richmond radio stations….Hope they remember me from bugging the heck out of them requesting Crush and A Little to Not Over You……Happy Saturday all…..Miss Vicki

  12. Golferguy says:

    the real reason I got on today is the name of the asteroid! what coincidence? And what silly fun are the fans having with this? LOL

  13. ksf says:

    tami lyn – ha! We do. We’ll have to think on it. 😉

  14. Lucy says:

    Why didn’t Kari let us know that we could start requesting DRA on the radio? Or can we? I asked yesterday and no one answered me, so I’ll ask again, unless no one has an answer. I just want to see DRA come back up the charts and would like to know when and how to help it.

  15. josie says:

    Hi, guys. Just a drive-by post. A good speaker recently say that all people have a “core self”, & an “image”. The core is who we really are; the image is who we represent ourselves as..who we want others to THINK we are. There’s always a gap btwn the two, but ideally the gap should be small. When the gap is big, we spend energy we don’t have running back & forth between the core & image, trying to think of ways to represent ourselves..to make ourselves look good. It happens in all settings, especially those where we think we won’t be loved/accepted for who we are. The result, of course, is a fake persona. That’s why it can be a shock when a “perfect”marriage fails, or a person in leadership “falls from grace”, etc…they didn’t let anyone see their core.

    Anyway, last night’s talk about various celebrities made me think of that. Not a particular reason, really. lol.

  16. Kimberly Ann fan of one smokin Honduran!! says:

    josie guess folls should just be themselves.. warts and all!
    ha I got no problem with that!

  17. Kimberly Ann fan of one smokin Honduran!! says:

    oops folks!!
    dang big fingers lil buttons!!

  18. cq#DA2014 says:

    Thank you Kalei for the awesomeness of the Saturday post.
    Whatever David does in his private life, I just hope it won’t delay his music career even more….that’s the only thing that I don’t want to happen. Actually I think that being in a relationship will help David understand the romantic songs better, so it’s a win, win for us fans, but I still want (mind you it’s just my rambling thoughts, lol) him to get his career back on track before the whole thing happen.

  19. Kimberly Ann fan of one smokin Honduran!! says:

    oh and I am all for David showing us his ‘warts’ come 2014!

  20. ksf says:

    josie – Interesting point. It’s funny…I feel more like “myself” here and at home than anywhere else. As I get older I care less and less about what others think of me, although its always a struggle because by nature I am a complete people-pleaser. But, I’d definitely say that for me the “gap” that the speaker referred to has shrunk a lot over the years and will continue to do so.

  21. ksf says:

    Kim – Me too! 😆

  22. Kimberly Ann fan of one smokin Honduran!! says:

    cq hoping he goes to Asia again before if so. if he was to marry right away think it would change things there. lots of young fans lol no mass hysteria.
    that was fun!
    here in the US not much happening so guess wouldn’t matter so much.
    maybe get a lil somethin somethin started with his career again and then whap married!

  23. ksf says:

    Candy? Where are you? Put that grandbaby down and finish spilling the beans about D! LOL 😆

  24. tami lyn says:

    yeah sounds like candy knows somethin! lol

  25. Miss Vicki #DA 2014 says:

    Hey Josie…interesting concept of the “core self” and image….Needless to say I think David’s core self and image are one….He is one person that I really think is authentic and true to himself….As we all know he doesn’t try to impress others or come off as someone he is not and that’s really rare in the celebrity world……But what is all this talk of David in a relationship….Did I miss something?????…..Miss Vicki

  26. Kimberly Ann fan of one smokin Honduran!! says:

    ksf yeah I second that!!!
    drop a bomb and exit the building!!

  27. josie says:

    Have a good rest of the day, everyone. 🙂

  28. ksf says:

    kim – Ya know?? Ms. Candy just left us hanging when there’s important business to finish here! Good Lort! 😆

  29. Miss Vicki #DA@2014 says:

    Candy….what bomb did you drop on us????? Miss Vicki

  30. ksf says:

    You too, Josie! 🙂

  31. cq#DA2014 says:

    Imo David might be gearing up to have an “adult” singing career, but he still looks like and is preceived as a teen star, so it’s going to be kinda hard for him to make that leap.
    When it’s all said and done, it all comes down to his music, whether or not he is married won’t matter…if he is to have a real successful singing career he needs to put out music that is a David Archuleta sound that, FINALLY, everyone wants to hear. Look at JT, he’s married, that doesn’t stop fans for drooling over him and his sexiness, lol.

  32. ksf says:

    Miss Vicki – See the last part of yesterday’s thread. (Beginning with the post by “8008”)

  33. tami lyn says:

    cq~ i no longer drool over JT since he got married but hey maybe i should given the divorce rate nowadays! lol

  34. tami lyn says:

    and yeah david’s parents are mormon and they divorced so maybe david will too

  35. Grammyj says:

    I find it funny how someone can post that they think David will get married in 2014 and that he has a girlfriend without one bit of proof and fans believe them. Really?? I have swamp land in Florida for sale. Anyone want to buy? Ha ha. It’s is fun to speculate and gives us something to talk about but I have seen absolutely no proof that David has a love interest. He obviously could and has been keeping it a secret, but I won’t believe it until there is proof. I do think that David will come back from his mission ready to really work on his music career. There is more proof of that because he did so much music right before he left. If he didn’t care about his music career he could have relaxed or even gone on lots of dates right before he left instead of busting his tail working on music for us. Think about it….

  36. tami lyn says:

    u are right grammyj! but i do tend to believe that david keeps lots of things secret

  37. Kimberly Ann fan of one smokin Honduran!! says:

    cq true that.. especially the David Archuleta sound everyone wants to hear part.
    oh and the JT part.. he’s not lds no constraints but oh boy if David does anything like JT.. with Spanish flare aye carumba! yes please!!!

  38. Kimberly Ann fan of one smokin Honduran!! says:

    tamilyn couldn’t care less if JT is married.. heck I am!!

  39. Kimberly Ann fan of one smokin Honduran!! says:

    JT for the most part doesn’t put his marriage in his career.. look at his latest vid.
    no sign of it there!
    whole thing is molten hot lava!

  40. VaBeachArchie says:

    Hello FOD! Hope your day is going GREAT!

    AWESOME post Kalei! Naree’s pic…WOW! LOVED that outfit on him! He looked FABULOUS the entire time he was in the Philippines! Loved the vid for Let’s Talk About Love…ADORABLE!

    Miss Vicki…will check out Richmond stations along with the ones here around the beach! Wavy and 2WD are the ones here that I usually email!

  41. tami lyn says:

    thanks kim~ i better go watch it and see! lol

  42. Tracy says:

    Call me crazy but I in no way find JT sexy…never have….love him and his music but he’s not sexy to me….lol now david has a certain charm and if he did that video it would knock me to my knees. 🙂

  43. ksf says:

    Grammyj – Good point. But, if David wanted to keep something private we wouldn’t have seen any “evidence” anyway so that doesn’t mean anything.I’m usually pretty skeptical when someone posts something like that, even though it is lots of fun to speculate. I think this time, though, I want to believe it because its Candy. Lol. And actually, we don’t have any idea how David spends his private time. Maybe Candy somehow has an “inside scoop”? 😆

  44. Rapport says:

    National Geographic Wild is now airing “Prehistoric Predators”. Subject? The now-extinct pig Archaeotherium, a cow-sized apex predator. Wha?

    Another rockin’ post, Kalei.

  45. Good Morning everyone! I agree with Grannyj I will believe when i hear or see for myself. But Thats always been me. Not just with David, i always need proof of things before i believe.
    Any Hoo! David will come back and jump start his career again, here or in the Phils. My gut feeling says that there are already plans on the works for him there. If i’m right! Good for him.
    David can not live with out his music, remember he really got the acting bug too.
    What ever he does i’m there for him. Maybe marriage down the road a ways.

  46. Kalei….Meant to add that your post is so awesomage.

  47. Kimberly Ann fan of one smokin Honduran! says:

    Rapport lol was there a pic?!

  48. tami lyn says:

    well then i hope he marries someone in the biz who also tours cuz david would probably feel bad marrying a normal person then just leave her sitting home alone while he travels the world

  49. Kimberly Ann fan of one smokin Honduran! says:

    No Matter How Far ‏@CanadianArchie
    @davidarchie @kariontour We get 1 million votes on a poll, we can get 250,000 or mor views on a video http://youtu.be/5LvFDUAdvZU #DontRunAway

  50. nora says:

    maybe we should try to get DRA more views on Ytube, according to the DJ at 107. says if lots of views will determine if they will play the song. It’s worth a try.

  51. Kimberly Ann fan of one smokin Honduran! says:

    kim ‏@kimak
    @kariontour NMHF pre-order Amazon.. is there a way to get his fabulous coverart added to it? thanks! http://www.amazon.com/Matter-How-Far-David-Archuleta/dp/B00B5DWENM/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1361027746&sr=1-

    Kari Sellards ‏@kariontour
    @kimak been working on that. They should have it!

  52. Kimberly Ann fan of one smokin Honduran! says:

    David Archuleta AFS ‏@FanScene
    From @snowangelzz: Dance @DavidArchie Dance! http://snowangelzz.com/2013/02/16/40-days-of-awwwesome-dance-davidarchie-dance/

  53. Kimberly Ann fan of one smokin Honduran! says:

    posting this from Sam again.. too adorable!
    not sure if I ever saw him do that after that?

    Sam Guevara ϟ ‏@SamLouiseG
    Anyway, gots to go now! Here’s cutie-patootie @DavidArchie http://tmblr.co/ZuxaEweGJnSY 😛

  54. Kimberly Ann fan of one smokin Honduran! says:

    Tracy lol if my heading gives any hints.. he sure is!!!

  55. Golferguy says:

    Grannyj, I had fun with your comment. First you are right, but really- fans just cranked up a chorus of asking for details. That’s reasonable, considering. Second, I like investing in real estate and i think you could get a better price if someone said that D bought the land next door for an outdoor practice facility! And finally, here is a direct quote from your comment, Grannyj: “they think David will get married in 2014” LOL. Rumors do get momentum just from talking about them! It is all for fun on a cold February day.

  56. Lucy says:

    Ignored again. Oh well off to work, maybe I’ll try again later…….

  57. Lucy says:

    Maybe I asked a stupid question earlier, idk, have a good day all.

  58. Candy says:

    grammyj-I also said for over a year David would go on a mission…everyone scouffed…so scouff again…
    oh and at one time I lived in florida…there is a lot of swamp land. 😉

  59. Kimberly Ann fan of one smokin Honduran! says:

    David got bumped up to #5 on the Ryan Seacrest Poll!!

    Way to go Archies!!! 🙂


  60. ksf says:

    Candy – Deets! How long??

  61. Rapport says:

    A wild pig that dominated its world for tens of millions of years. Most unusual and mysterious of all prehistoric predators. Kind of looks like a wild boar to me, but man, those razor-sharp teeth look brutal!

  62. Kimberly Ann fan of one smokin Honduran! says:

    nora when online I will play DRA. not sure it will take off but at least I tried!!


    David gone a mv would of been a little more helpful?
    know not possible but a tad tough the fact it leaked months ago.

  63. ksf says:

    Lucy – Didn’t mean to ignore you. I just don’t know the answer and figured that someone else did and would respond.

  64. nora says:

    Lucy, I believe we can start requesting DRA on the radio, I just did on 3 stations in my area. Please don’t leave we need all the fans we can get. Sorry it took so long to answer.

  65. Candy says:

    ksf- awhile.

  66. nora says:

    Kim- I agree a mv would have been more helpful, but if we don’t try we will never know, I play it as much as I can during the day. Will try to play it more often.

  67. Kimberly Ann fan of one smokin Honduran! says:

    Rapport lol looked him up.. adorable!! http://arod3d.com/?p=370

  68. cq#DA2014 says:

    Candy I actually like your prediction that David will marry at the end of 2014, that will give him time to get his career back on track, lol. You know me I’m all about that successful career that, as a fan. I want so much, lol. Btw, him getting married right after he gets back from his mission is a no brainer, don’t all returning missionaries get married within a few months of returning…in fact I think they are told/encouraged to do so from what I understand. So the end of 2014 sound great, lol. He needs to get back home so we can have other stuff to comment about, hahahahahaha!!!!!

  69. ksf says:

    Candy – Well, guess that answers ALL our questions. 😆

  70. tami lyn says:

    hi candy! 🙂 is she a fan(normal person) or a celebrity???!

  71. tami lyn says:

    LOL ksf! now this is fun 🙂

  72. ksf says:

    Kim – ROFL!! Adorable?? That is one of the scariest things I have EVER seen! I can’t even look at it again.

  73. Candy says:

    I absolutely understand the “show me the proof” comments, I would be saying the same. I wont be sharing anything more, at least not here.

  74. Kimberly Ann fan of one smokin Honduran! says:

    nora true that.. got it playing now!

    Lucy scrolled up to read your question. I have no clue most times why Kari does most of what she does.. just goes with the flow. if I had to guess why not?
    cause DRA failed to sell well?
    not really a good thing but kind of expected.. most folks are not engaged (lol that does not include us of course) for whatever reason right now.

  75. Golferguy says:

    Archaetherium – not as good looking as D. But I suspect he would make good chuletas!

  76. ksf says:

    Kim – still ROFL 😆

  77. ksf says:

    Candy – You KNOW you are soooo wrong for that! LOL! 😯 😆

    Can we DM you?

  78. Golferguy says:

    don’t forget Archieo-delirium. The effect D has on fans. Not pre-historic at all

  79. ksf says:

    Golferguy – LOL 🙂

  80. Miss Vicki #DA#2014 says:

    Hi VaBeachArchie…..Is is snowing there???? It is here in Richmond….off to email radio stations……Miss Vicki

  81. Candy says:

    The tweets posted at the top of the thread should answer any thoughts about DRA getting much radio play…

  82. Tracy says:

    Candy can you DM those who wish to know?

  83. ksf says:

    Candy – Like giving a kid a shiny, new toy and then snatching it away… 🙁

  84. Kimberly Ann fan of one smokin Honduran! says:

    Golferguy lol. kind of like that wild pig.. new take on the squiggly one he used to draw!
    would even be so bold to hope he comes back razor-sharp teeth and all!!
    take the world by storm kind of thing!!

    one awesome Archie gave me this at motab!!!

  85. wonder says:

    How old are kurt bestors daughters?

  86. breanne says:

    Rainbow has been #1 on Chart Central for 5 weeks!!!! Keep voting hourly:

  87. Candy says:

    ksf- Im sorry I said anything. 🙁

  88. ksf says:

    Candy – I’m only joking with you!! LOL. Of course if you know anything you wouldn’t say it here. I get that.

  89. ksf says:

    wonder – Oh yeah…you could be on to something…good question!

  90. Golferguy says:

    Kimberly, cool button. It would be good to wear to a concert!

  91. breanne says:

    Sorry, correct link for mobile device voting on Musiqtone is:

    Be sure to vote on all the links that Kalei listed 🙂

  92. Tracy says:

    Candy- I have lots of patience I can wait to see but if you knew anything can you DM me, I understand if you dont wish to.

  93. tami lyn says:

    wonder if it’s the same girl he was with running out a secret back door of a mall in SLC??

  94. Tracy says:

    I gotta for now but I will be back later to check… 🙂

  95. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Haven’t done this in awhile……WARNING NEW PIC ON MISSION SITE….LINK HERE http://chilerancaguamission.org/conversos.html CLICK IF YOU WANT TO SEE, DON’T CLICK IF YOU DON’T WANT TO SEE.

  96. Candy says:

    Janel-Hugs-Thank you-he looks FANTASTIC!!

  97. Kimberly Ann fan of one smokin Honduran! says:

    Candy I don’t think DRA will fly unless it gets popular.. and would imagine if it was going to be by now it would be. think previously leaked or released songs might not be the best choice to release as a single but I am not in the biz. my fav song would be Nothing Else Better To Do that I have heard before. fun, happy, a great song and hope that one makes the cd. Senseless seems to get the most smoke that I have seen so far.. that would of been cool too I guess if cleaned up. MV of course. kind of like DRA and think they did a great job fixing it up. looking forward to Mar 26. way I see it
    just really happy at this point we have new music and a cd.

  98. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Candy, hugs back!!! 😉

  99. Candy says:

    kimk- obviously the DJ didnt either, and it wasnt because he didnt like David. Like he said they only play popular music.

  100. Candy says:

    babys awake, we’re going to head out for awhile. BBL

  101. tami lyn says:

    ksf~ sent u a DM on twitter! 😉

  102. Kimberly Ann fan of one smokin Honduran! says:

    Golferguy fans are fabulous at making up a lot of great David related things. I even have a mug!!

  103. VaBeachArchie says:

    THANKS Janel….David looks healthy and happy….so happy for him.

    Miss Vicki….NO snow! Cold and rainy!

  104. ksf says:

    tami lyn – Just responded to your DM.

  105. Kimberly Ann fan of one smokin Honduran! says:

    wonder lol we are all wondering.. who? what? when? who knows what the future will hold when he comes back. I am holding out for a Spanish God to be stepping off that plane come Mar 2014! oh
    and sing to us as such for his first vlog!!!

  106. cq#DA2014 says:

    Janel, thanks for the link, yes, he is looking mighty fine!!!
    In regards the marriage conversation…It’s a no brainer to say that he will marry right after his mission, aren’t missionaries encouraged/told to get married as soon as possible after they get back…I would assume David would obey…it just seems like that is what is done in the Mormon community…then again what do I know, nothing, lol.
    Just don’t think that it’s a good idea to be forced into marriage.

  107. Golferguy says:

    Looks like David and his partner converted a family! Maybe they like music, LOL

  108. Philly Fan says:

    Hmmmm! I remember a photo taken awhile back it appeared to be taken in a stadium on second level and David was standing very close to a girl and looking directly at her. It caused a lot of commotion and tweets because he was asked if she was his girlfriend and of course David said no a friend of the family I believe. When David returns and considers marriage I will be very happy for him. At least when interviewed if asked that same old question “Do you have a girlfiend”? He can so no but I do have a fiance/wife. lol

  109. ksf says:

    Golferguy – 🙂 Maybe

  110. Golferguy says:

    cq, interesting. David has been known to follow his own path. For instance most would feel they have to finish high school before starting career. But not David he jumped in! And good for him, it is good to break barriers when it is right to do so. So there is reason to expect either outcome after his mission.

  111. Janel aka Nellie says:

    cq, not at all. That is a misconception. Of course it is encouraged for all young women and men to eventually find a person to be married to in the temple, but it is not a requirement. I know people who get married right away and some who don’t even have a girlfriend or boyfriend and take awhile to get married. There’s nothing forced on them at all! I see that brought up all the time so I just want to clear that here and now. Encouraged only, not required or forced. It is just as unknown when David will find someone and get married now as it was before he left and will be the same after he returns. Of course, he will be the most sought after return missionary in the eyes of single young adult young ladies in the church. LOL
    There is a lady in my ward at church. She went on a mission in the states somewhere, and she is in her 40’s. She’s not unattractive either, she just never got married. Maybe some day someone will come into her life.

  112. Kimberly Ann fan of one smokin Honduran!! says:

    Janel omgosh he looks so handsome and grown up!! thanks!!

  113. cq#DA2014 says:

    Thanks Janel, I see encouraged only. Thanks again for the link, but I would love to see pictures of humanitarian work too…would love to know that it not just about converting.

  114. Kimberly Ann fan of one smokin Honduran!! says:

    ha was just thinking of OoO’s response to the marriage discussion. fans are hoots.
    I’ll go along with that one. no going ‘hog’ wild before hand.

  115. tami lyn says:

    ksf~ yeah i’ve been wanting one of those for a long time LOL! i missed out on the happy meal hello kittys 🙁

  116. Janel aka Nellie says:

    cq the website sometimes shows some humanitarian work done by the missionaries. I’ve never seen David in any of them, but the countless stories I’ve heard from my fellow members about their opportunities tells me that it happens in all missions, opportunity to help others. And we know David from his help in India and in Honduras that he would be right in there with his companion helping where needed.

  117. tami lyn says:

    philly fan~ yes i remember that photo and the frenzy it caused! lol good times 🙂

  118. Candy says:

    Philly Fan 😉

  119. tami lyn says:

    there was a girl who claimed a few months ago on twitter to be david’s girlfriend! gonna see if i can find it! lol

  120. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Off to sing for 4 or 5 hours. (recording practice CD’s for choir). Here’s hoping for a good voice……love singing Be Still My Soul! The arrangement for altos is beautiful!
    Hugs all! Have a blessed David day!

  121. Philly Fan says:

    Back to my previous comment…..Seeing that photo it looked very natural and comfortable to me. The way love is supposed to be. lol

  122. Kimberly Ann fan of one smokin Honduran!! says:

    Philly fan lol yeah there was a vid of that.. he denied it. something about getting close huh? maybe the boy protest too much? 😉

  123. 8008 says:

    Lol no. Wow. I didn’t mean he’s dating anyone. He doesn’t have a gf. Idk who Candy is talking about but as far as I know, he may have a crush, but nothing more.

  124. Kimberly Ann fan of one smokin Honduran!! says:

    Janel good luck!

    Philly fan great pic.. agree

  125. tami lyn says:

    thanks 8008! 🙂

  126. Kimberly Ann fan of one smokin Honduran!! says:

    8oo8 oh man we were having fun!
    back to Jasmine then.. still think folks don’t always go with someone that folks would always match them with. the heart doesn’t work like that.

  127. angelbymyside says:

    lol…I’m gone for a few days and now I read David is getting married next year???? 😉 WHAT???? 😀

  128. Kimberly Ann fan of one smokin Honduran!! says:

    8oo8 so if he has a Crush why not one of the ladies from NA? they seem pretty and nice from what I can tell.

  129. tami lyn says:

    i still think there is a good chance it is jasmine!

  130. Philly Fan says:

    8008! That’s okay a Crush is all good. I hope/pray David finds “His Kind of Perfect” and when he feels it’s the right time for him he will marry her whether it’s in 2014 or beyond. lol

  131. angelbymyside says:

    8008 ~ 😀

  132. Kimberly Ann fan of one smokin Honduran!! says:

    angel lol that will teach you to go away!!

  133. angelbymyside says:

    kimk ~ I see you have a new name…..hehe 😉

  134. Kimberly Ann fan of one smokin Honduran!! says:

    angel ha you knew it was me.. fits me better!!

  135. angelbymyside says:

    kimk ~ 😆

  136. Anne-Marie says:

    Hey everyone!
    Boy, it’s never a dull moment around here that’s for sure! 🙂
    Haven’t commented in a while..work keeping me really busy and spending a lot of time with my mom. She just finished her last chemo treatment..will be almost a year since she was diagnosed. She has gone through a lot but is strong! She amazes me!

    Feeling frustrated with what that one DJ said about not playing songs unless they are popular. Well how do they get popular if they’re not played on the radio?? I for one, only know about songs after I’ve heard them on the radio. I think most people would fit into that category? IDK…radio world is complicated. I say play the song already and see what happens. I bet the reaction will be extraordinary! (of course that’s just my opinion!)

  137. Anne-Marie says:

    Kimk- Love your new name!! 🙂 Hee hee!

  138. tami lyn says:

    ksf! just RTed a video of angie and lazaro on there way to vegas!!! check it out! 🙂

  139. Tracy says:

    I didn’t think anyone knew anything.

  140. Tracy says:

    Love the mission pic, his smile looks more relaxed then it’s ever looked. He’s having the time of his life…..and we have a whole year more to wait gaaahh..

  141. Kimberly Ann fan of one smokin Honduran!! says:

    Tracy you can take that a few ways.. no clue but also could be quelling the fire?
    having a crush I like that one and hope he does. hope both of them do for each other if so. he sure deserves it.

  142. Miss Vicki #DA#2014 says:

    OK….I have solved the puzzle about David’s mystery woman….She is the daughter of a friend….and she is a “fan” in Michigan….MIETRA……She was the daughter of a friend and she is from Michigan…..(remember that came out a long time ago from David himself)…..BINGO ……or was that ASHLEY…..Anyway….my vote for a fiance is either one of them…..Bye y’all….going to the movies now….Miss Vicki

  143. Kimberly Ann fan of one smokin Honduran!! says:

    Anne Marie ha well it is official now I can go with it! great news about your momma!
    yup frustrating this music biz huh. at least Davids name is still out there. good to see.

  144. mormom mom says:

    In regards to David or any other returned missionary being forced to marry: well, it’s ludicrous. Who in their right mind would think that was a good idea? Even the encouragement part is over stated, from my experience. Family relationships are important and can bring joy and fulfillment, so in that way they may be “encouraged”. But, not in the way that is implied here. No one in the church is going to pressure or expect David to marry until HE decides that. I have watched a group of boys, all about the same age, grow up in our congregation, 7 of them. Of those boys, all returned missionaries who have been home from 1 -2 years, two of them are married. The rest are in college, pursuing careers, and dating, etc. No one is badgering them about not being married. The notion that anyone is, gets my goat, and my goat is not easily gotten, lol. If David gets married soon after he gets home, which I rather hope he doesn’t, it will be because he has found that right girl for him and he wants to marry her right away. Period.

  145. tami lyn says:

    thanks mormon mom 🙂 i appreciate any time we get some accurate mormon info! there is so much misinformation out there and it’s really confusing to say the least!

  146. LCT #DA2014 says:

    It’s nice to see everyone being civil to each other on a “private” topic! It should be that way – after all it is a David site and while he’s gone – there’s not much to discuss but to speculate.

    Is this the reason he didn’t kiss his leading ladies in NA – because of the possibility of having a girl friend?

  147. tami lyn says:

    LCT~ omg maybe that is why! i never thought of that!

  148. Tracy says:

    Kimk fan of a smokin hottie-So true and I to hope he does have a crush or a little sometin to come home to. How nice of us to find out when we find out his crush waited 2 yrs for him.
    I think we all thought it coulda, woulda, shoulda be Ashley or Meitra, just thought Candy knew something we didn’t by the way she posted. 🙂

  149. tami lyn says:

    oh that reminds about the utah person on idolforums who said a long long time ago(2010 i think) that david had a significant other and then would refuse to say anything else! drove us all crazy! lol

  150. tami lyn says:

    i think candy does know something but she doesn’t want to say just in case david finds out and gets mad.

  151. Tracy says:

    I can understand that but it would have been easier for her just to state that then leave us hanging,…..lol

  152. Anne-marie, so glad to hear your mom is doing good. God Bless her.
    I have just stood back and enjoyed reading everyones comments. It good to be able to have a fansite that we can discuss these kind of topics and then just laugh about them.
    You all a good bunch of Archies. Keep having fun. Bye,

  153. Anne-Marie says:

    Kimk- Frustrating to say the least! I will never understand the way radio works.
    Yes, my mom is coming along, just been a long road.

  154. Anne-Marie says:

    Thank you Linda!! ((HUGS))

  155. tami lyn says:

    ksf~ just saw your dm now. didn’t show up on twitter but i did in my e-mail! weird1

  156. Aaron Paul ‏@AaronPaulSongs

    @DavidArchie Seeing DA everywhere! pic.twitter.com/nsAmgLeA

    Linda Spivey#DA2014 ‏@erlindita

    @AaronPaulSongs @DavidArchie Maybe it’s a good sign!! You Think??? Won’t be long & we will Have @DavidArchie back singing live.maybe NA live

  157. Sorry link didn’t go through, Its a cup with DA06 printed on there.
    You can see it on twitter.

  158. ksf says:

    tami lyn – Thanks! I just started following Angie. They look cute together. 🙂

  159. ATX #DA2014 says:

    Watched the movie this morning, “The Pursuit of Happyness” with Will Smith. Isn’t that what we all want? Happiness? I know we all want that for each other and for David. Whether he gets married, next year, 20 years from now or in between, doesn’t matter as long as he is happy.

    When you find the right person, you never know when it will happen. If you told me 35 years ago I would have meet my husband when I started working at the same place as him, get engaged 3 months later, get married at 19 and celebrated our 33rd anniversary last December, I would have thought you are crazy. By here we are and loving it everyday.

    When / if David gets married, it will be the right time for him.

  160. ATX #DA2014 says:

    Kari’s tweet about getting DRA video to 250,000 views, is that the point it needs to be to get played on the radio? Uhmmm… Or is she saying polls are great, but this just as or more important? Just my thoughts…

  161. Kimberly Ann fan of one smokin Honduran!! says:

    ATX Kari tweeted to get DRA vid to 250000? missed that.

  162. breanne says:

    My hope for David is he finds his MKOP & marries her when they feel the time is right, have adorable archubabies and live happily ever after!! I know that sounds cheesy but I just want him to be happy because he deserves it! 🙂

    That new missionary picture of David makes me smile! He looks so content there!! 🙂

  163. 107.9 The End 107.9 The End ‏@1079theend

    @janey79 It’s true! David’s one of the nicest guys we know in the music biz!! #TrueStory

  164. nora says:

    ATX I missed Kari’s tweet about getting DRA up to 250,000, when did she tweet this?

  165. ATX #DA2014 says:

    Wow, please forgive me. I misread the comment above in the thread about the number of views to DRW. Kari did not say it. Sorry. Guess that is how rumors get started! Lol

  166. Kimberly Ann fan of one smokin Honduran! says:

    ATX lol.. you mean CanadianArchie’s tweet? would be lovely if the video did for sure!!

    weirdo with no nameツ ‏@IFUC_Char
    Oh my, David Archuleta. I remember seeing him at mcflys tour! AWWWWWW

  167. Kalei says:

    KimK – the DRA cover art shows up for me – does it not for you? Anyone else not able to see the single cover art on the Amazon site?

    Aww the squiggly pig pin from Miss Bianca! Love it – I still have mine lol. I always wished they had turned that into a t-shirt.

    Have a great day everyone!

  168. journey says:

    Just reading through the comments and wanted to add to the earlier conversation that I have two kids who returned from their missions over 2 years ago. Neither are married. They’re both going to college, working, dating, and enjoying life. Yes, they would both like to marry and have a family one day, but only when they find the right person.

  169. ATX #DA2014 says:

    Yes, Kafoosh, lol (funny name abbreviated like that) that tweet. But, in the end it would be nice to get it that high up.

    Have a great evening everyone!

  170. Ali says:

    Wait guys, I thought we agreed months ago that I was marrying David?? But that I was willing to take one for the team and wait a year after he came back?

    Don’t be giving away my hubs now 😉

  171. Kimberly Ann fan of one smokin Honduran!! says:

    Kalei rechecked the Amazon link and not yet for me. blank. maybe soon then!?
    I know.. motab was the best. not only David but all the fun fan activities.. was the bomb!
    know one thing you ever give another Archuparty.. I want to go if I can!

    journey hmm.. a thought.. if he doesn’t have anyone would imagine he might be #1 returning mish ever!! 🙂

  172. Kalei says:

    Hi ATX – Kari didn’t say it – fans tweeted it to promote the song and give it some buzz. It started after the EL poll finished and we got over 1 million votes for D, so it stands to reason that 250,000 YT “views” should be easy for this fandom.

    107.9 The End mentioned that having an artist’s YT vid be really popular helps to get radio play, so if we share the link to the official eOne YT vid on all our social media sites (FB, Twitter, MySpace whatever you’re on) that would get more listeners interested in the song. Also, getting the number of views up shows support for the song! Plus we’re all listening to it anyway, so just add the YT version while you’re on your comp.

    We’re all just doing what we can to help promote DRA and give it some Buzz!

  173. Kalei says:

    Oh here’s the link to the eOne YT Vid of DRA


  174. Kimberly Ann fan of one smokin Honduran!! says:

    Ali wah I vote you!! 🙂
    rofl take one for the team!!????

  175. Kalei says:

    Kimk – rats you can’t see the DRA cover art on Amazon? What browser are you using? I’m on Google Chrome and it shows up for me. Can you try it on Google Chrome if you have it?

  176. Ali says:

    kim – lol ya know, I’d sacrifice for you guys. heh.

  177. ksf says:

    As far as David feeling pressure from the church to marry, that’s nothing compared to “pressure” from your family. Lol. I remember in one interview a couple of years ago, he mentioned that his mom was constantly telling him that he should date more, etc. so I’m sure that will only continue once he comes home and as he gets older. That’s a mom for ya. Lol. But, David seems pretty stubborn when he’s made up his mind about something so I’m certain he won’t be getting married a minute before he’s ready — no matter what “encouragement” or pressure he gets.

  178. Kalei says:

    Lucy – while Kari did not specifically say to go out and start requesting DRA on your local radio stations, she did respond to a fan’s question about that with the following tweet:

    @mlpb3 sure you can either call or if the email is a public email like if you found a station website go for it.

    Hope that answers your question.

  179. Kalei says:

    Anyone know how often YT updates the number of views on a vid? I know it’s not instantly, but the views on DRA hasn’t budged for an hour :-/

  180. Ali says:

    Kalei – it isn’t on a regular schedule. Sometimes view counts will update quickly, sometimes it takes hours and hours. YT is wonky.

  181. Philly Fan says:

    I often wonder if Ytube is played with by the PTB. David had some high view counts on a lot of video’s coming off AI7 that have disappeared. I know I should not think like that but who is to say that certain video’s on Ytube aren’t utilized for certain advantages to bring to light certain artists songs so that they could get played on the radio. I know that David has been off the scene for quite a while but due to internet access/phone/twitter and the message going out there I thought more people would give it a listen and decide to buy or not. Just my time for pondering. lol

  182. MarthaPB ‏@mlpb3

    @davidarchie Listening to DRA on Youtube http://youtu.be/5LvFDUAdvZU Opened it up a few windows, listening to one, silenced others, for views.

  183. Ali says:

    That official video of DRA from eOne (aka KOCHRECORDS on yt) was never posted on David’s twitter or facebook. Those of us who visit fansites and follow certain accounts on twitter have seen it but the casual fan would likely not have.

  184. Kimberly Ann fan of one smokin Honduran!! says:

    Philly Fan you mean that folks would want to look him up and buy DRA? unless you were searching him out you would never know he has any new music.
    out of sight out of mind I suppose?
    sure his team knew this was coming.. we saw it was coming.
    maybe Kari and his team have something up their sleeve to get them back for when his cd drops.
    something personal would help maybe?
    like the dougie vid?
    wonder why kari never posted it. 🙁

  185. Kimberly Ann fan of one smokin Honduran!! says:

    Ali that is true.. I suppose they want you to buy it.

  186. Ali says:

    kim – while i’m not completely sure why it was not posted to david’s accounts my guess would be because the yt was uploaded after the soundcloud links has already been shared so they prob didn’t see a big reason to share the yt as well.

    the convo with the radio station was interesting last night but it was somewhat misleading. getting 250,000 view on DRA isn’t gonna make any radio station play it. that dj last night was misleading in what they were saying. yeah, macklemore is “independent” and managed to get airplay but they were serviced by warner music, a major label: http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2013/02/08/171476473/the-real-story-of-how-macklemore-got-thrift-shop-to-number-one

    Most telling quote in that article? “”You really cannot get a radio hit at this point without major label backing,” says Gary Trust from Billboard.” Yeah.

  187. Ali says:

    P.S. I’m not saying it’s not a good thing to have high YT view counts. I’m just saying that alone won’t get him radio play.

  188. Kimberly Ann fan of one smokin Honduran!! says:

    Ali didn’t pay attention last night.. thanks. makes sense. do think if he sold a ton or got a million views folks would take notice.

  189. No Matter How Far ‏@CanadianArchie

    They are playing DRA in Indonesia 🙂

  190. Ali says:

    kim – yeah I wasn’t around last night when the convo was taking place but i read the recap posted on this thread and then went to the twitter account for the radio station to read the rest after. obviously they weren’t lying but they weren’t fully disclosing how something becomes “popular”. and that’s with major label support and labels getting the song played in many markets.

    for sure people would take notice if david had a ton of yt views and sales. that would be great. don’t think it will happen while he’s away but even if it did…prob still not much radio play. mainstream radio is the last bastion of the majors lol.

  191. Philly Fan says:

    Maybe David team is not expecting much since he is away. Just putting things out there to occupy time and keep core base satisfied. But with over 1 million twitter followers and rising I kinda of expected more. But I’m satisfied that I can buy new music from David and patiently wait for his return. Hope he hooks up with a great label/producer/mgmt to get his career back on track especially with a hit song. Also he needs to seen at all music events.

  192. nora says:

    I wish our radio stations were like the Asian stations, Indonesia is playing DRA. No matter what that DJ sais from 107.9 the name of the game is how much money is put up front to the station, like the article that Ali posted the other day, I read it and hope a lot of others did, if not I think it was on the FOD front page, I think it was the same article, if not maybe Ali could post it again, if David’s label or a front man for the label put money up front, you better believe they would play it.

  193. Kimberly Ann fan of one smokin Honduran!! says:

    Philly Fan I follow artists and don’t buy their music. think folks feel David is adorable.

  194. Kimberly Ann fan of one smokin Honduran!! says:

    nora how could anyone put money up? David is not working right now.

  195. McKenzie Harris says:

    There was so much press and fan squeeing around the release of No Matter How Far and Don’t Run Away. I decided to make a YouTube video set to Don’t Run Away with a sample of the buzz and some of the best tweets. If you could get through all that spamming for the Entertainment Lifestyle poll, you would see that there was lots of excitement on twitter about Don’t Run Away. The song is plenty popular. Wish the radio stations would stop justifying their playlist by claiming they only play what is popular. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LcXZNLYEvg&sns=em

  196. Kimberly Ann fan of one smokin Honduran!! says:

    Philly Fan do what he did in the Philippines here.

  197. Kimberly Ann fan of one smokin Honduran!! says:

    Mackenzie think the term is ‘payola’? also not sure if DRA is all that popular or more archies would of bought it.

  198. nora says:

    Kim-I didn’t mean he could put money up, I know he can’t because he is not working, I meant you have to have the money to put up front, not how popular, but money talks. Did you read the article Ali put up a few days ago. I know David can’t right now.

  199. Kimberly Ann fan of one smokin Honduran!! says:

    nora yeah money talks.. a good fanbase does too.

  200. Kimberly Ann fan of one smokin Honduran!! says:

    like Kari said.

    he should be #1 doing what he is doing.

  201. McKenzie Harris says:

    Kimak: It’s a chicken or egg question. Is a song popular because it gets radio play or is it played because it’s popular? I believe the former. Radio stations have tons of reasons for not playing a song. For a station to claim that it is as simple as popularity is just plain dishonest and cowardly. Why not tell us the full story? That a song needs a big push from a major label involving a softer form of payola. That a song must be popular among a desired demo? That an artist needs to do some free radio shows. That a song needs to sound like what is currently popular or being played by “leader” stations. Don’t give us the BS of radio play being based on simple popularity. What an insult to our intelligence!

  202. nora says:

    McKenzie-go girl!!!!!I totally agree with everything you said, .

  203. Kimberly Ann fan of one smokin Honduran!! says:

    mackenzie read an article when JLo had new music coming out radio stations gave her a hard time too. wasn’t until her dance music got popular with sales etc did they play it. probs payola too. they can’t say what is if you think about it.
    like elections, unions, the corporate world.. what goes on behind the scenes
    what matters.

  204. Kimberly Ann fan of one smokin Honduran!! says:

    doesn’t matter what we all feel about this all.. this is the same thing as when folks were trying to get ALTNOY played.
    way it is and won’t change.

    I am happy David has given us all this new music.
    all he can considering the constraints of what he is doing.

  205. nora says:

    Maybe David is better off moving to the Philippines, at least there he is appreciated by people there, I appreciate what David left for us, but it makes me sad to think that all that matters in this business is money, nothing to do with talent, he has more talent in his little finger than a lot out there, makes me angry too.

  206. OoO says:

    someone mentioned that open up 3 screens (I will do 5) of DRA and leave the sound on 1 and mute the other 2 huh why didn’t I think of that sooner. I think 250,000 is easy. Voting while listening to DRA is awesome. Another thing I wouldn’t waste my sp.t to talk about D and girls because he has no time to look for a clean hand for him to hold (I said that). Remember the vlog the one he said holding hand with girl is yucky and he just learn to hold his sister’s hand ha ha. David u r so dang cute this is why I love him.

  207. Ali says:

    Ahh, the business is the business. Sure radio play is great but it’s not the be-all end-all of a career in music. If US radio play is a priority for him in the future, then he’ll need to sign with a major. But there are many avenues he could take. I don’t know what the future holds but I do have faith in David’s talent. Until he returns, all we as fans can do is speculate and hope for the best.

  208. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Hi all. Reading all the comments. We sure are a chatty bunch. Kalei love the post as usual. Narees pictures are extraordinary to say the least. He looks like Adonnis in all her pictures.Great quality. Flawless. Very interesting convo on the iksnay marriage something, something. :lol; 😆 A little pig lanuage for that adorable Archiethoreum picture. Rapport, thanks for that info. Don’t know what to think except that I am glad I was born a little after it disappeared. Whew!! I requested 106.7F.M. play DRA tonight. Wonder if I’ll ever get a response.Here we go again. I thought eone is the label. Don’t think I’ll ever understand this biz. All I know is everytime I turn on the T.V. or radio someone or group, I never heard of, is doing their thing. Practically anyone who watched AI the #1 show on t.v. at the time of Season 7 knows who David Archuleta is and knows he can sing. It wasn’t their “IMAGINEation”!! Okay that’s all I gotta to say. 🙂

  209. tami lyn says:

    maybe david is like MJ and has a germ phobia! remember when MJ used to walk around wearing that mask over his mouth?? hopefully david doesn’t go that far but it is a pretty common phobia especially nowadays when everyone and everything seems contaminated! good to know that our perfect david has issues just like the rest of us! lol

  210. ksf says:

    I think we have to remember that the music business is just that — a business. It’s the same as any other. The goal is to make the most money possible. Its not really about talent or sentimentality. If you think about it that way then none of this should be any surprise.

  211. Janel aka Nellie says:

    McKenzie….agreed with your radio airplay assessment 1,000%
    I think the problem is that what we hear David singing in my mind is current, contemporary pop. But he needs all the other “stuff” like label push and radio spots, and other things for the song to even become a blip on the radar screen. Because he’s on a mission that’s not possible. I wonder if Kari could give us some further ideas other than what we’ve been doing. What more can be done??? We need a blip on the David radar screen!

  212. tami lyn says:

    for the life of me i don’t understand why he isn’t signed to interscope! what reason could they have for not wanting david?? or does david not want them? what on earth is the problem?!

  213. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Janel-Thanks for the m pic. he looks really good. Happy and content. 🙂

  214. tami lyn says:

    david is more famous than 75% of their currently signed artists!

  215. Janel aka Nellie says:

    mormon mom thanks. And I agree with you. There is some encouragement where marriage is concerned, and that is for everyone not just young people coming home from a mission but it is not pushed in our faces and we aren’t looked down upon when we’re not married.
    I have known some return missionaries who felt pressure to get married quickly, but that isn’t coming from the church, it might well be coming from their own family or peers. They see their friends get married so they want to as well.
    I am divorced and I have never once had my bishop tell me (or anyone else) that I need to get married again. Just because you date and want to be married doesn’t mean you will be.
    I too get frustrated with some of the misconceptions about our church. But, it happens I guess.

  216. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    I guess it is what it is. David did this for us and doesn’t expect it to go soaring. He is where he is and is conforming to his committment there right now. In an ideal situation it would be great if he could do skyped radio interviews and such but that’s not the way it is. Besides the album hasn’t even hit yet. One never knows. What will be will be.

  217. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Tamilyn, guess I’m not up to date on record labels?? What is interscope?

  218. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Judie….you’re welcome!

  219. tami lyn says:

    remember a few seasons ago on idol when jimmy iovine was there helping the contestants? he founded that label in 1990 and if anyone in the biz has respect/admiration for idol alumni it should be him!

  220. Nora says:

    ksf-music is not a business like most, they get around laws, by calling payola something other than what it is, The Radio stations filter payola thru third parties for labels, and artists.

  221. tami lyn says:

    it truly is sad that everything in this country is about money 🙁

  222. ksf says:

    Nora – It is just like any other business as far as its ultimate goal. And unfortunately there are many other businesses that “get around laws” and have deceptive business practices so the music business is not all that different.

  223. cq#DA2014 says:

    Janel, @9:36 yes, pressure to get married might not be big from the church itself, but it seems to be a big deal to young Mormon community. I just hope that David will do what he wants and not be pressured by anybody to get married. Imo, even the church just encouraging to get married is wrong.

  224. tami lyn says:

    to me i would think anyone in the music business ( from DJs to top record label execs) is there because they love music! money/profit should be secondary.

  225. I’m happy for all the music David has left for us, never expected this much from him. I agree with Judie, I don’t think David expects any of this to soar. But it sure would be great if it did & Lord knows we do what we can to give it a little buzz.
    I am so excited for the NMHF album to come out.
    Wondering what other surprises are in store for us for this year. 🙂 🙂

  226. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    tami lyn- You would think, but no, that ain’t the case. Money is the word and nortoriety.

  227. tami lyn says:

    sgj~ i’m afraid u are right about that 🙁

  228. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    HaHa Knew I shouldn’t have used the word noteriety. Still not sure how to spell it. I mean like famous with power and stuff like that. 😳

  229. Nora says:

    ksf-you may be right about that, but i’m not talking about the music business, I’m talking about the radio stations, just because other business do it doesn’t mean it is right and I have to like it and accept it, it still stinks, IMO. Don’t give us that the reason they won’t play his music is because it is not popular, it is because he hasn’t paid the stations big bucks.

  230. ksf says:

    cq – Even though, as I said earlier, I think David is pretty stubborn as far as being pressured into anything, I agree with what you said. Sometimes (and every church environment is different) “encouragement” can feel a lot like pressure, depending on who’s doing the “encouraging” and how it’s presented. Again, I’m not saying that anyone is pressuring David or that he is going to let anyone (including mom, lol) push him into marriage but encouragement can be taken in different ways.

  231. tami lyn says:

    sgj~ that’s ok lol! i knew what u meant 🙂

  232. Nora says:

    David is now #3 on musiqtone cycle 4, Fallout Boys moved up to #2, I just voted.

  233. tami lyn says:

    nora~ well said, i agree! don’t any of these radio station owners/program directors have a sense of decency and fairplay? money should play no part in their decisions about what songs to play. this really makes me sick 🙁

  234. Miss Vicki #DA#2014 says:

    Hey all…..Just love the new Missionary pic of David….He looks tan and looks like he has filled out a bit….Such a happy smile….Sure think he is truly enjoying himself making a difference in other peoples lives………Miss Vicki

  235. ksf says:

    Nora – I’m not at all saying that its right or that we should like it. Just that it is a business like others. It is a money-making venture, including the radio stations and the music they choose to play. They are a part of that business. I agree though, as Mckenzie said, that they should be honest about their practices but we shouldn’t hold our breath on that one.

  236. Miss Vicki #DA#2014 says:

    LindaFromCali…..I am also so excited for NMHF to come out….Never know what David has planned for us next year……..Miss Vicki

  237. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    nora- Try not to get too worked up. I called Z100, New York every morning and afternoon and talked to the DJ there. Forgot his name (mental block) because he would take the request and said to me Yes David is good and still didn’t play the song. I had the radio on all day. Even though he interviewed him and liked David, it seemed his hands were tied or he wasn’t getting anything out of it. Same with the Ryan Seacrest Sho. The people who answered the phone already knew who I was and would just say okay, thanks. Never played it. Britney Spears was #1 a day later. I asked them how many people requested that song. The girl daid oh a whole lot. Hello!! I just got myself all frustrated. I wanted to have David’s music on there. He was the only one who could sing!!

  238. tami lyn says:

    well if this is the way radio works we might as well turn it off and give up hope of ever hearing david again. how sad! to think all our requesting efforts these past 5 years have been for nothing. how disgusting! david is way too good to even participate in something so dishonest and sleazy.

  239. ksf says:

    tami lyn – It would be great if that could be the case but decency and fairplay won’t pay the bills. That’s harsh but that’s how they look at. How would we like it if our bosses tried to pay us with kindness and hugs instead of cold, hard cash? Lol. 🙂

  240. Nora says:

    ksf-I agree I won’t hold my breath either, they don’t have any decency as far as I’m concerned, if they can’t do right by artists how would expect anything honest come out of their mouths.

  241. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    ksf- Afraid you are right. I always think that the person like B.S. always buy about thousands of dollars worth of their own music or their agents.I have know idea how they do it.

  242. Miss vicki, thank you for noticing my comment.

  243. Nora says:

    ksf-why are you making up excuses for them? There is no excuse for what they do.

  244. ksf says:

    Nora – Yeah it’s sad. Dishonesty is all too common across the board nowadays, in all industries, gov’t, etc. It’s a mess. I say we scrap all of it and start over. Lol.

  245. Nora says:

    does anybody remember a few months back when some of the labels were inflating the numbers on Utube views for some of their artists MV? If I could remember the article I would give the info, maybe somebody else can remember.

  246. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Linda- Did your DJ friend Jim play DRA today. I think it’s so good of him. Now you got to ask oneself, he can play it why can’t others. I started calling Priestly on Sirius Radio on DirectTV and requested the day after Crush came out. He had him on the show and played his music. I guess Jive was paying out then. Tell your DJ we love him for me.

  247. ksf says:

    Nora – I’m not making excuses. I’m saying that the music industry (including radio stations) are not IMMUNE to the deceitful, dishonest, and money-hungry practices that seem to be commonplace in businesses nowadays. It’s not that this is okay in any way but unfortunately it is what it is. So, the politics that we see in music should not really be a shock. Again, fairness and decency doesn’t pay the bills. Money is what matters at the end of the day. We can complain and argue all we want but that’s not going to get David’s music played on the radio.

  248. ksf says:

    sgj – it wouldn’t surprise me, although Brittany is, despite her troubles, still very popular among teens and twenty-somethings. She has a large and dedicated fanbase.

  249. Philly Fan says:

    David coming off AI7 got great exposure and was well on his way. His first tour was great and he was very relevant in the music business. Crush was a success and many of his young fans were looking for the next hot single but ALTNOY never took off don’t know why because it is a great song and of course the label dropped the ball. David needed that extra push/exposure that a second great single would have given him but alas it seems that he lost something when his TOSOD dropped. In the music world it is very important to be seen at various music scenes especially for young fans to continue to be relevant. His Christmas Tour was also a success but after that he seemed to be less engaged. Maybe it was because he felt that the music he wanted to do he had to age a bit and also because he knew he would be going away for the next 2 years. David has tremendous talent and a voice that is very unique he just needs the right people behind him to find his place. I know he will come back better than ever because he has the talent to do. JMHO

  250. Nora says:

    ksf-I know you are right, but it makes me sad for the artists who put their heart and soul into their music and they just don’t stand a chance against these big labels and dishonest radio stations, I know we can’t change it, but it is good to have a place like FOD to let out our frustrations, and people who care listen.

  251. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Philly Fan, ksf, nora, Linda, tami lyn, Miss Vicki,kimk and the rest of you great fans- Yeah, All we know is we love David and his music and we’ll be here when the rest of the world wises up.

  252. anon says:

    LOL, I’m gone a year from this site, and the convo is almost the same…

  253. tami lyn says:

    ksf~ did u know alabama shakes is gonna be on SNL tonite?! (in 15 minutes)

  254. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    anon- Hi, What is your opinion? We always want the best for David and can’t say it enough, I guess.

  255. ksf says:

    Nora – You’re right. 🙂

    tami lyn – omg!! I just saw your post and am frantically turning to SNL. I’ve probably missed them though. Maybe they’ll perform again.

  256. Nora says:

    anon-why did you stay away for a year, and why did you return now. What do you want us to say. Why don’t you say something that you think is important.

  257. Kimberly Ann fan of one smokin Honduran!! says:

    COOKistas ‏@COOKistas
    David Cook & David Archuleta reportedly greeted @ASAPOFFICIAL on their 18th Anniversary. #asap18 [Unconfirmed. Tweet us if you saw it!]
    Retweeted by Cherry Mariano

    Cherry Mariano ‏@cherry08mariano

    Jassssssmine ‏@jAsZcaLLmejAsz
    I just saw @DavidArchie on tv!!!!!!! “THIS IS DAVID ARCHULETA AND YOU’RE WATCHING ASAP” OMFG!!!! That made my day,

  258. Shanny in Australia says:

    David does a good job ironing his shirt. lol

  259. ksf says:

    tami lyn – Ahhh! They’re playing! 🙂

  260. Kimberly Ann fan of one smokin Honduran!! says:

    Sandra Ronquillo ‏@sandyronquillo
    @thedavidcook and @DavidArchie were greated at ASAP!!! Special mention! And they’re now singing forevermore!

  261. Kimberly Ann fan of one smokin Honduran!! says:

    No Matter How Far ‏@CanadianArchie
    @DAVIDARCHIE #studmuffin

  262. Miss Vicki #DA#2014 says:

    Ok all….. Just gotta say that David knew he was going on this Mission and couldn’t commit to a big time label and contract…..I think that will change after he gets back….He will be free to knock the socks off of the music world and come into his own…It will happen in time….Patience everyone…..Night all…..Miss Vicki

  263. Nora says:

    well I think I will say good night to all. Miss Vicki, I hope you are right, I know that David has the ability and talent to succeed in all that he goes after.

  264. Kimberly Ann fan of one smokin Honduran!! says:

    can’t imagine any big label that would take him on if he was going on a 2 year mission.

  265. ksf says:

    tami lyn – thanks for the heads up on SNL. Alabama Shakes is just really fascinating to me. Even though its not usually my cup of tea musically, there’s just something about them. They’re strangely awesome? I don’t even know how to describe them. Anyway, thanks! 🙂

  266. ksf says:

    Goodnight Nora 🙂

  267. violet4ever says:

    I didn’t read all of the comments yet. I looked up 107.9 The End – went to their site to get their call letters and then looked them up on radio-locator and they are not the right kind of station to request from right now. They are a Top 40 station and Top 40 stations play Top 40 on the charts and many (most?) Top 40 stations in the US don’t even make their own playlists anymore and are handed them by Clearchannel or other corporate organization. David’s song is not in the Top 40 so literally it would have to sell a lot more to be played on such a station.

  268. ksf says:

    Goodnight everyone! 🙂 Sweet dreams.

  269. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Goodnight all. Pleasant David dreams. What is all this just saw David on T.V.? A repeat obviously. Maybe Cherry Mariano can send it over.

  270. Miss Vicki DA#2014 says:

    Hey violet4ever…..is this your first post to FOD???? If so WELCOME …..Miss Vicki

  271. Shanny in Australia says:

    Goodnight to all sleepybeads. 🙂

  272. Miss Vicki DA#2014 says:

    Night all….Happy Sunday…..Miss Vicki


  274. sydnie says:

    Omg while waiting in line to pay at Whole Foods in Sonoma, Uh Ooh Uh Ooh O O started playing in the background & immediately I know it was DAVID! It was Who I Am, one of my all time favorites & D sounded amazing! First time ever I heard anything by D other than Crush in public! 😀
    I know, doesn’t take much to get me excited when it’s D related lol! 😀

  275. OoO says:

    OK we helped get David to 6.1% on ryan seacrest poll and still continuing to vote but we need more help voting or else it’s going to go down again. Please help it’s almost over.

  276. Jhen says:

    I like the songs Let’s Talk about love. Demi Lovato will have a concert in Manila sometime in March or April.
    I have a feeling David will marry a LDS from Utah. But not immediately after his mission. I guess he still searching His kind of perfect. So it will take sometime for him to get marry. Jasmine and Eula had chemistry with David, but I think only on screen not off screen. I think they treated each other as friends only. I really wish David find someone who will love him, who will take care of him, down to earth and most of all someone who have spiritual level like David, He deserve the most wonderful women in the world.

  277. Nenita says:

    Magandang umaga Jhen
    I am curious about how radio works in the Philippines. Does radio station gets pay by artist label to get their artist to be play in the radio? Or do the radio stations compete at each other who can get more listeners to their station. So many question that I am confused how Asia can play David’s music so easily than here in US.

  278. Kimberly Ann fan of one smokin Honduran!! says:

    Nenita isn’t David associated with Sony in Asia? connections etc?
    he is more popular there right now too.
    thank goodness they do!!

    good morning folks!!

  279. Kimberly Ann fan of one smokin Honduran!! says:

    Gray ‏@GrayAAA
    VOTE for David Archuleta @DavidArchie on Ryan Seacrest poll! *Clear cookies on your PC to vote multiple times!*—-> http://ryanseacrest.com/2013/02/12/round-2-whose-album-are-you-most-excited-for-in-2013-vote-now/

  280. VaBeachArchie says:

    Good morning FOD! A little snow here at the beach!

    Off to do my David duties. ENJOY YOUR DAY! 🙂

  281. Kimberly Ann fan of one smokin Honduran!! says:


    Cherry Mariano ‏@cherry08mariano


  282. Kimberly Ann fan of one smokin Honduran!! says:

    No Matter How Far ‏@CanadianArchie
    @DavidArchie you need a cologne. We’ll call it “flawless”

    ρяσ∂ιgαℓƒαη ‏@prodigalfan
    I voted @DavidArchie not @TheDavidCook as the most anticipated album of 2013 I’m looking forward to! http://bit.ly/WF8dsV mwahahaha! >:p

  283. Kimberly Ann fan of one smokin Honduran!! says:

    On Radio Volare Now ‏@OnVolareNow
    David Archuleta – Don’t Run Away

  284. Kimberly Ann fan of one smokin Honduran!! says:

    Ricardo Nascimento ‏@L1bra1985
    David Archuleta releases new music! – News – Bubblews http://www.bubblews.com/news/223240-david-archuleta-releases-new-music … #bubblews

  285. Kimberly Ann fan of one smokin Honduran!! says:

    Smile’ ‏@aries_oil
    i’ll be right here don’t run awayyyyyy #youtube David Archuleta “Don’t Run Away” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LvFDUAdvZU&sns=tw

  286. Nenita says:

    Good Morning Kim, as far as I know I think David is still have connection to Sony Asia. Kudos to them for supporting David. I wish I was still in the Philippines, because back when I was there all fans are all so loyal to their favorite artists and they have fans club and everyone are all together to support their idol.

    A friend of mine suggested that we fans in US could do the same as having fans club. Like having a president in the fans club to organized it. Like for example if all fans of David become a member, just say $25.oo per year. We will benefit from it. Like having a discount airfair to David’s concert, hotel, and so many wonderful things more. What if we can be a third party to get David’s music play on the radio here in US. My hubby’s friend paid radio station $25000.oo to get their music played in the radio station rotation for two weeks I think. And then later they decided they were better off getting their music view in youtube and it much cheaper. I don’t know how or what we can do as fans of David to get his music be notice by radio stations.

  287. Jhen says:

    Hello everyone!
    Nenita- Magandang Umaga to you, magandang gabi to me lol are you a Filipina living in US?
    The Label like for example Sony Philippines distribute the album to different radio stations so the DJ will airplay them, if the artist is popular then surely the DJ will airplay it. I think the label pay the radio station too, but just don’t know how much.

  288. Jhen says:

    Yay! Wait was nominated favorite International Video.
    I think in the Philippines, Ivory distributed David album, before it was Sony Philippines.

  289. Nenita says:

    Yes Jhen I am filipina residing here in US. Thanks for the info.

  290. Nenita says:

    That is awesome Jhen ” Wait” is nominated for international Video. I remember ” Crush won the International Video. I hope “Wait” will win.

  291. Jhen says:

    Nenita- it’s been a long time since David Crush won, I really hope Wait will win also.

  292. Kimberly Ann fan of one smokin Honduran!! says:

    Wait is a cool video.. think his edgiest!
    Hope it wins!!!!! 😀


  293. Kimberly Ann fan of one smokin Honduran!! says:

    folks really like Senseless.. over 100,000 views!

    reminds me of a US song!!
    wonder if this will be on the cd?
    yoo hoo tracklist!?


  294. Nenita says:

    Kim I love Senseless too. If that was included in David first album and was chosen for the second single after Crush, it would take off and become popular.

  295. potluck8 says:

    Hi Everyone, What I don’t understand is, if David’s team knew it would take big money to play his song on the radio and right now he does not have that kind of money, why did they bother? We get all excited and then end up diappointed.

  296. Kimberly Ann fan of one smokin Honduran!! says:

    Nenita think the lyrics stopped it not the song? the way he sings it is cool!!
    like folks say here… he sings it with such ‘angst’!!!

  297. Nenita says:

    I agree he sings it with ‘angst and my daughter said Senseless can relate to a lot of tweens that is broken hearted.

  298. Kimberly Ann fan of one smokin Honduran!! says:

    potluck I will venture to guess his team thought the single would sell better then it did? not that DRA is a bad song it is not. kind of reminds me of an I’ll Never Go in its message? my guess they picked it as a message song. kind of like please stay fans I will be back?
    just guessing of course.
    maybe they felt like going with the I am away but I am still here theme for the cd?
    anyway.. not sure for whatever reason his fans here are connected or engaged right now where David is concerned.
    or maybe just the fact they are not that excited for the song or the fact it was previously leaked?
    interesting this all.
    guess bottom line hard to get things going after one year of no David.
    something ‘oh my goodness’ might of worked better I suppose? lol
    got me.

  299. Nenita says:

    potluck8 we don’t know yet how David’s team plan for the album yet. Maybe it will fall in place once they execute their plan.

  300. Kimberly Ann fan of one smokin Honduran!! says:

    a Senseless type song might of been a ‘oh my goodness’ type song.
    not sure if David and team want to send that message right now with him on a religious mission?
    Michael Orland when asked if David would be ok after taking time off for a mission think his answer was
    if he produces music folks want to hear he should be fine?
    or something like that.
    up to him I suppose.

  301. Kimberly Ann fan of one smokin Honduran!! says:

    @davion10: OMG! How did you become so hot? And that tummy skin showing…*dead* pic.twitter.com/oTRJ5YNV

  302. Kimberly Ann fan of one smokin Honduran!! says:

    ha would help if I posted the pic right! 🙂


  303. Janel aka Nellie says:

    New thread

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