Behind the scenes with @DavidArchie in Costa Rica (not really)

Yes, he is singing: “Ohhhh yaaaa, the scarlet trousers are baaaaack! Rejoice amigos, rejoice!!!!”

“Even this GLORIOUS waterfall cannot diminish the amazingness of these trousers”

Spot The David.

Beach VIP! Wooooot!

“Yo, dude, can I borrow those cool suspenders? … I forgot to pack my one belt”

“Oh, and the hat too… growing my hair out.”

“Hey, I loosened the top button… WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM ME???!!!!!”

“Muy caliente. Could really use that ice bucket challenge right about now.”

“No, you can’t have the red pants. I’ve packed them already. Step away from The Archuleta.”

“You hit me like a WRECKING BAAALLLLL!!!!”

“Back up for the shot??? No way, Jose… Oh, your name really is Jose? Cool.”

More pics here. (Thanks, Patty-Ann for the heads-up tweet!)

PLUSSSSS…..

…also:

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Aaaaaand two days later from David himself: :)

…which links to:

FM100.3 Facebook post:
Be sure and tune in this Sunday for a sneak preview of a new recording by David Archuleta–it’ll heard near the end of the soon-to-be-released movie “Meet the Mormons,” but you can hear it sooner than that!

You can hear an interview with David plus the new recording on FM100.3 or online at http://www.softsundaysounds.com/ this Sunday at the end of the first music set in the 7am, 9am, 12pm, 2pm, and 4pm hours.

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The Silent @DavidArchie Majority

Dear David,

Hope you are well.

Didn’t intend to do anymore blogging… wanted to cut down on that “noise” you mentioned in your last tweet. I sense you need some time and space to figure things out right now. But please know that beyond all the fan noise you are inundated with every hour of every day, there is a huge silent majority out there, very quietly in your corner.

They may not be tweeting or blogging or commenting in never-ending circles of drama, making demands, second-guessing, pushing you onto the highest of pedestals, or mercilessly teasing you *blushes* but merely living their lives and quietly letting you live yours.

They’re grateful for every note of music you’ve ever shared with us but not feeling entitled to anything more. Understanding it’s your life to live. That new music from you would be a gift but that it’s your gift to give, if you so wish, in your own time.

This silent majority is pretty dang big, believe it or not. But do be warned that they won’t be so silent if you ever grace us with a concert again. Just sayin’ :)

Be still. Be well. Be happy.

Sincerely,

A not-so-silent fan

p.s.

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Couldn’t resist: @DavidArchie’s Freshman Year (not really)

Finally! A step-by-step deconstruction of David Archuleta’s latest tweet!

“Feels good to have control over my own life.” = Not those dang Archies!

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“Wow, I love learning” = Wow, I love school supplies.

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“…and creating my own learning environments” = 

“This cafeteria gets an A++ from me!!! [scarfing emoji]“

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“#forwardwithfaith” = “OH EM GEE, HIS NEW GF’S NAME IS FAITH!!!”

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“best2yrs” = Next fan crisis?? :)

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Random thoughts

DavidFBI just read David’s FB post. Is it just me or does he sound about 45 years old here? World-weary and reflecting on quality time missed and time passing much too quickly. Makes me a little sad for him, tbh. And the teary emoji?? *sobs*

I can totally relate because at his age I’d also played a parental role in helping to raise my younger siblings.

“Kind of had to be the dad in a lot of ways in recent years” … not gonna lie, my jaw dropped at this part.

Oh the weight that’s been on David’s young shoulders.

I don’t know what he has planned for the future, he’s certainly keeping us in the dark for the most part… either because he’s conflicted about having fans at all, he isn’t sure what path he’s taking right now or he just doesn’t feel like sharing. Fair enough.

His FB account recently posted a message asking us to “track” him, which I find confusing … track what? The height of his socks? *ducks flying projectiles*

It feels very strange being a fan of his right now… I feel as though I’m a fan not of a pop performer in the public eye but just a guy who just wants to live his life. Which of course I’m happy he’s doing … ecstatic actually… but it makes me feel like some kind of weird stalker so I think it’s time for me to back off blogging about him.

I love you guys though, especially the smart, funny, kind peeps who take the time to comment here, I always look forward to hearing your take on things.

To quote Arnold Schwarzenegger… I’ll be back… whenever a hint of a David Archuleta music release whispers on the wind. (Leaked songs count too. *hint hint* )

And if you’re totally bored and feel like surfing through the “Utter Nonsense” posts, just click the category below. (And I’ll still be on Twitter, of course. :) )

Peace be with you all. ♥

p.s.

Outtake of David Archuleta doing the #ALSIceBucketChallenge:

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The real story behind the @DavidArchie Ice Cream lockout saga (not really)

You may have felt a shift in the archtastic vortex Friday night when this startling event took place:

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Our stealth investigative reporting team at SAz* uncovered the full story:

David: Gosh, I am craaaaaving ice cream right now, what do you have?

Bumblebee guy: Sorry sir, we don’t serve mustachioed hipsters.

David: Heh heh. *rips off cookie duster* This was just a joke for my fans. They keep wanting a hairier me. ha ha

Bumblebee guy: In that case we will serve you. But we are out of ice cream.

David: Out of ice cream??? Could you give me a moment…

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*David wipes his tears on his plaid handkerchief* Sorry, I don’t think I heard you correctly… which is odd because I have Spock-like hearing and perfect pitch… could’ve sworn you said you had no ice cream.

Bumblebee guy: That is correct, sir. Perhaps if you loosened that top button it would improve your hearing.

David: I do not like your tone, dude. No ice cream? Seriously????

Bumblebee guy: Yes, when David Cook’s band was here they cleaned us out.
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Bumblebee guy: He did leave us this as a tip, though:
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David: What if I sang a few songs for you?… I got triple scoops after my Ethiopian gig… and hey, you just happen to have a piano right here…
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Bumblebee guy: Why, yes. That would be most pleasant. In that case, I can run home and pull out my private stock of Mango Surprise. And when you sing, we could take videos and post them on YouTube for your fans to enjoy.

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Bumblebee guy: But why not?

David: I’m waiting for the time to be right.

Bumblebee guy: You mean, when the moon is in the seventh house and Jupiter aligns with Mars?

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David: I’m sure you can understand that.

Bumblebee guy: No clue, sir.

Later that day….

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And they all lived rocky-roadily ever after.

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*Edward Snowden’s Utah cousin, Bubba.
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Click pic (then click Instagram pic) for short vid shout-out!
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P.P.S. I love the 2-for-1 deal with D’s Instagrams/Tweets :D
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The wackety wack mood swings of a @DavidArchie fan updated

Ground zero… Announcement night.

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… But oh he’s not going right away!

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… He’s doing a soap in the Philippines??????

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… But it’s actually awesome!

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But then it’s over…

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SURPRISE! He’s recording an album over there!

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But but… what songs are these???

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Who cares… it’s DAVID SINGING!!!!

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Then poof he’s gone for two years

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He did leave us music!

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But then no more music.

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None.

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But now he’s back!!!!!!

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He’s really back!!!

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Really, really back!!!

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But he’s keeping his hair short….

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But writing songs!!!!

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And telling us off in vlogs….

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But hey, I guess this is David 2.0….

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Wait, he’s going away again?

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To the Middle East???

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But he’s gonna get to perform again!!!

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But we won’t get to see any of it…

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But Jason’s like having TMZ along for the Tour!!!

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"Really, though...."

And this….

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And this….


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But what does the future hold???

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Should we be worried???
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Maybe we’re too needy?

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Are we??
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Wait, actually….
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How much are you looking forward to new music?
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How are you guys holding up???

p.s.

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California beamin’

So apparently David went to California to stand in this one spot and get inundated for picture requests…

First there was this guy…

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Then this guy….

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Another bad influence. smh

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Another bad influence. smh

Thank you, sir.

Then finally David just had enough…

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(jk, apparently he was kind enough to call the sister of one of these guys to say hello and write her this note… an #idle’s work is never done ;) )

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Postscript:

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You heard it here first, folks… he’s real bruhh….

P.P.S.S.

Breaking news: He also spent some time away from that one spot.

Confession: The first 3,348340 times I looked at this pic I did not notice the Hollywood Sign in the background. Hypnotized, so mesmerized.

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UPDATE:
Seriously DYINGGGGG here….

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Who else was reminded of this long-ago amazing tweetness…. ?
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Very important @DavidArchie poll (not really)

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(And yes, I did steal these gifs from the lovely and amazing @rhiminee, see rest HERE, mwahaha)

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My random playlist

Well, not much going on right now David-wise so I thought I’d share music I’ve been listening to lately …

I’ve been spamming Twitter with this Swedish-sister duo called First-Aid Kit… I’ve heard their music described as “Fleetwood Mac meets Johnny Cash,” which is pretty accurate, lol … their harmonies are gorgeous and I love every single song on their album Stay Gold (haven’t felt that way for ages)… this is today’s favourite:

I came across this song randomly and I don’t know anything about the band but I love the lead singer’s voice and the melody of it:

And this song comes from a collective who wants to make a positive difference with their music (sound familiar? :) ) … I love the way they layer the sound as the song builds … warning, it’s addictive:

This is from an Irish band who sound like a throwback to another era (I swear I had NO idea how young they were until I’d already listened to the song about a million times, lol):

And I would KILL to hear David sing this someday:

So how about you guys?? What have you been listening to lately?

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Sad news from The Civil Wars….


This has not been a good week … now The Civil Wars have announced they’re permanently disbanding. I am so sad they couldn’t work things out. Really loved their unique songwriting, harmonies, the whole classy package.

I’m so grateful I got to see them live three separate times here in Toronto (once opening for Adele)… up top and down below are two videos I took the last time they were here … their harmonies sounded even better in person but maybe it jinxes things when you reference The Civil War in your band name, who knows?

This is the announcement they posted on their FB page (will definitely be downloading their last song… a lovely, bittersweet gesture):

The Civil Wars—made up of duo partners Joy Williams and John Paul White—have regretfully decided to permanently part ways. The difficult decision ends a tumultuous period for the four-time Grammy Award-winning band, who has been on indefinite hiatus since late 2012.

As a thank you gift and farewell, the band is offering a download of their rendition of “You Are My Sunshine.” Recorded in 2010, the track was originally released in 2011 as a b-side to the band’s limited edition Barton Hollow 7” vinyl. This is the first time the song has been available digitally in the U.S.

Both Joy and John Paul have added their personal words on disbanding here below.

Joy Williams comments, “I am saddened and disappointed by the ending of this duo, to say the very least. JP is a tremendous musician, and I will always be grateful for the music we were able to create together.

I sincerely hope that ‘You Are My Sunshine’ will be accepted as a token of my gratitude for every single person that has supported our duo throughout the years. I’m so thankful and my heart is full.

Looking ahead, I’m excited to share the music that I am writing and recording in the midst of this difficult transition. I’ve loved being back in the studio, and have missed performing live. I look forward to seeing you soon.”

John Paul adds, “I would like to express sincere thanks to all who were a part of the arc of The Civil Wars—from the beginning, to the end, and all points in between. My deep appreciation goes out to all who supported, disseminated, and enjoyed the music. Whatever shape or form the next chapter takes, thanks for being a large part of this one.”

Full statement and “You Are My Sunshine” download at http://thecivilwars.com/

Please follow JOY & John Paul White for individual updates.

I noticed some fans expressing anger in the FB comments… what do you guys think? Is that warranted? Does that always happen when groups break up?

p.s.

David getting glomped by the children’s choir… no doubt singing “Let me goooooo”

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