Archugeezer’s Boise/Blackfoot recap: Feelings of love and Idahope

Photo illustration: Francisco Kjolseth, Salt Lake Tribune

It was a week to die for, and I did.  It happened here in little ol’ Idaho, the home of taters so tasty they have their own brand.  We also have people in Idaho; not many, but the ones I know are fine folks.  Yet, mention Idaho and others seem to think of Iowa; or Ohio.  This fact may explain why there was such an unusual commotion when The Archuleta showed up here and stayed for days!  I shall not name names, but some of us went a little bonkers.

I have lived in Boise, Idaho (That’s BoySee, not BoyZee.) for maybe 150 years now, and doing it in relative obscurity.  All of a sudden, Mr. Singing Sensation is putting us on the map, visiting and tweeting and vlogging about places and things I have seen and visited myself:  Shoshone Falls, Epi’s, Deseret Book, Borah High School, The Basque Museum, etc.  Oh, and Walmart; don’t forget Walmart.  Obviously this is the proof I need that David and I are kindred souls or something, right?  We should be hanging out together!

I am on the lookout when loyal David tweeters direct me to radio station KISS-FM where I hear that David will be joining the DJ’s at their tent booth outside Meridian’s Walmart, an appearance to support the “Toys for Tots” charity.  Feeling instantly charitable myself, I take a 15-mile side trip to check them out.  My ears are deathly afraid of KISS-FM, but it didn’t stop me from cruising through the parking lot and trying to act nonchalant at the same time.  When I heard David’s late arrival would conflict with my schedule to stand in line at the signing event, I left.  I also realized I had crossed the threshold into Stan-Land that morning.

Two weeks prior to David’s arrival, I learned the MKOC sales in Boise were not good.  “Dismal” was the one-word report.  I was heartsick; David deserved to see a full house; Boiseans needed to hear David.  And how many people would be at the signing?

Archugeezer & MissBianca's amazing promo project!

With a little design help from the talented @missbianca, I set about printing posters and promo cards.  I recruited granddaughter Emily to help me distribute them to businesses and schools, etc.  Emily convinced friends to assist and we went to work.  I don’t know if our efforts had much impact beyond making me feel better, but imagine my relief and delight when Deseret Book began to fill up and the line snaked back and forth across the store until it was forced outside for lack of room.

Archuleta Waiting Lines are events in their own right, sometimes hours filled with fan connections, story swapping, and hilarious reactions to seeing David.  Aside from the ever-popular “He’s so cute!” there were other favorite comments I overheard in Boise:

  • ”He’s real!  I just saw him move.”
  • “Whoa!  I love his hair!  Is there a color that’s blacker than black?”
  • “I want to take his picture, but I just keep shaking.”
  • “If I tell my daughter how much I like David, she won’t like him anymore.”
  • “Are you sure he doesn’t wear makeup?  Look at him!  Should we ask him?”

The line moves, and the moment finally arrives for each of us to be in front of David.  This is when he looks at you with laser eyes and instantly wipes out memory banks in your brain.  And then he smiles.  Zap.

As much as I think I know David, he doesn’t really know me.  He doesn’t ever recognize me, and I don’t remind him that he should just because I pay good money to fumble wordlessly through numerous Meets & Greets.  In spite of my Twitter bravado, I am no extrovert (understatement).  It isn’t David’s fault.  Besides, he does let me stare at him for a few seconds, so I come out ahead in the deal.

I made no plans for a Meet & Greet in Boise.  The poster and promo card project somehow earned me the right to escort 8 teenagers to the venue—2 believers, 5 on the fence, 1 meh.  I was less concerned about concert attendance by then, but still surprised at the line that wrapped around the block.  The girls joined the young and skinny set in the sardine pit; I was directed to another entrance where I ceremoniously fell on the stairs, injuring my pride and ruining any hope of being considered a cool chick.  A woman and two LDS missionaries ran to help and got me on my feet again.  I slowly found my way to the “skybox” and a welcome chair where I was cured by David Archuleta’s voice and an amazing concert.

My view from the top was fun.  I could see the crowd, observe reactions and watch my girls while they group moshed to Zero Gravity.  It was loud and lively, reminiscent of David’s Boise concert in 2009.  Fans were both respectful and responsive to him and his music.  When he began, I could hardly believe what I was seeing and hearing.  Something was different.  Oh, his voice was better than ever, but it was something else–his showmanship, his confidence, his banter, his dancing, his improvisations, his interaction with fans; something.  Something really good.  What was it?  Well, perfectly fantastic for one thing; and the crowd agreed.  They agreed after every song.  They agreed with a resounding roar after the “Little Drummer Boy” encore.  I left the venue with 8 girls—3 believers and 5 with giggling, gushing ODD.

Dropping by Borah High School.

Twelve hours later, Emily and I drove the 260 miles across southern Idaho to Blackfoot.  We had plenty to talk about, much to anticipate.  There were approximately 30 people at the Meet & Greet, a small group, including fans I was happy to see again, and others I wanted to meet.  After some instructions from “Stix” the affable host, David walked into the room; and there it was again, that different something.  David in charge.

Chatty David did the autographs and photos, which offered two opportunities to say something to him.  Fortunately for me, Stix did not separate the coherent fans from the incoherent and I was able to participate with my usual lack of aplomb and not be noticed.  Afterwards, we followed our host into the venue and waited for David to magically appear on stage and talk to us, which he did.  Lucky fans were picked to ask fan questions.  I knew the answers too.  (I have an awesome and unique question for David that I have been saving since 2008.)  Next, more magic; David sings.

Remember David’s tweet about a dream he had where he did a secret show for about 30 people?  It happened in Blackfoot.  David first explained that he was singing a particular song in the VIP sessions only, a song for his fans that expresses his appreciation and gratitude for their support and the opportunities they give him to pursue his dreams.  I wish I could remember what he said verbatim because it was sweet and lovely and sincere; but I was already fighting tears at that point.  He then sang “Good Place,” with Mark at the grand piano, allowing David to knock us dead with his vocals.  When David seamlessly modulated into “Let It Be,” I lost it.  As he finished with an ending only David can do, I momentarily wondered why VIP Nation had not provided us with seat belts.

David took requests for the second song and quickly settled on what he called “Chestnuts,” a completely gorgeous and impromptu version of “The Christmas Song.”

When the Meet & Greet ended, Emily and I found our seats to wait for the concert to begin.  Wow!  First row, just right of center, no barrier, stage not too high.  There was time to chat—any fan of David’s is a friend of mine; I met some new-to-me David fans.  I was also excited to see those four crazy road warriors from Utah, women I have come to love.  They told 13-year-old Emily she looked all of 17, which made her love them too.  Things finally got going with Jeff LeBlanc, a most suitable and talented opener for Mr. Archuleta.  I enjoyed his music and did not once look at my watch.

David’s turn.  You know what’s coming.  It shouldn’t surprise you; but it does.  The music constantly sat somewhere between fantastic and superb.  The band was stellar.  David sang and danced.  He told jokes, he laughed, he flirted; he owned us.  Before he finished the third song, he owned the building.  Emily had her own “best moment of the year” when David moved to within five feet of her, looked into her eyes and sang the entire second verse of “Crush.”  Aha!  Boise wasn’t a fluke.  The difference was still there and darned if he hadn’t amped it up again.  I cannot pick one song over another, one genre before another.  Each number was pure artistry and pure enjoyment, and the first half seemed to end in record time.

David returned for the second half with more Christmas fun and vocal goodies.  They just kept coming, each performance exquisite in his longing to share all he had with us.  At the end of “O Holy Night,” we were close enough to see the tears in his eyes; and as he finished, head bowed, he glanced quickly toward those sitting near him.  I could do nothing but put hand to heart and hope he knew how it touched me and how it mattered.  And then he was gone.

The entire house demanded an encore.  David eventually returned with his rousing yet reverent, rock star rendition of “Little Drummer Boy.”  If there are words to adequately describe this, I do not know them; but I had the unmistakable impression that David wanted to be sure we really understood just how it is going to be with him from now on, and why.

Viva la différence !

~Archugeezer

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64 Responses to Archugeezer’s Boise/Blackfoot recap: Feelings of love and Idahope

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  2. pastelpastel says:

    Beautiful recap E. I love your mix of humour with the wisdom of what REALLY is transpiring during this tour.

    BTW…Stix asked me to ask a question in Verona. If he calls on me again in Beaver Creek, happy to get your question answered. No one will be the wiser ;)

  3. momjulee says:

    Eileen, simply marvelous!

  4. i love my Archugeezer!

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  6. abanana77 says:

    Archugeezer!!! Loved ever second of reading this recap! You have such a way with words, you made me laugh out loud (actually) like 10 times!

    Also, I am definitely guilty of pronouncing it “BoyZee”. oops! I didn’t know! I know now hahahaha

  7. YJfanofdavid says:

    Most charming recap ever. You are one of the reasons why I’m a (proud) permenant resident in this fandom. :)

  8. Nan says:

    Aww. Eileen. Thank you so much. You are a word wizard!!!

  9. joelhss says:

    I love reading these recaps, and yours was almost like being there. I am missing David’s Christmas tour this year, so the videos and recaps mean so much to me. You certainly have a way with words and you totally get David. Isn’t he just one of a kind?
    Thanks for taking us on the journey with you.

  10. Amazing recap!! :) Aww and David had tears at the end of OHN?!! <3 He is just so special and sweet and heavenly.

  11. Marylee_DAangel says:

    “He told jokes, he laughed, he flirted; he owned us. Before he finished the third song, he owned the building”. <– love it Eileen! "something was different" indeed~was evident in PA as well! Thanks for sharing your incredible archu-experience with us!

  12. Harold Weinstein says:

    What a great recap of your experience loved every word. It does not make a difference what age you are he has a spell over all of us. I have experienced David point to me, with that smile it is disarming. His artistry is incredible and getting leaps and bounds better. His command of the stage heartwarming and professionally smooth. But the one thing that struck me this tour is that David gives himself like no other. He shares his emotions so they touch u to your core. Thank you for sharing you memories so eloquently.

  13. refnaf says:

    Archugeezer this recap is every kind of win possible!!!
    loling extra at this “Fortunately for me, Stix did not separate the coherent fans from the incoherent and I was able to participate with my usual lack of aplomb and not be noticed.”
    (((hugs)))

  14. Victoria says:

    Thanks, for doing all that for David…I’m sure he appreciates it^^ I’m kind of a new fan and all I know that is David has an amazing voice that will lead him to stardom in no time..I’m just really glad he decided to have a Christmas Tour even though he doesn’t have a label company to support him. It was risky but the best way to show his appreciation to fans!! I’m really excited for what the future will hold for David…Hope he releases Good Place as a single in the near future; It is such an amazing song that needs some recognition:) BTW great review of your exp at David’s concerts….Totally can relate^^* In a younger mind set I guess :)

  15. collegemom says:

    What a great recap, archugeezer! Thanks for sharing it! I loved the “He told jokes, he laughed, he flirted; he owned us. Before he finished the third song, he owned the building”. I want to tweet that everywhere.

  16. Great recap – loved it! Great job with the poster/flyer promotions :D

  17. TOfan says:

    {{{{geez}}}} thank you so much for sharing your story!!! … I laughed — “I have lived in Boise, Idaho (That’s BoySee, not BoyZee.) for maybe 150 years now, and doing it in relative obscurity” :lol: — and cried — “each performance exquisite in his longing to share all he had with us” — and everything in between. Then went back 2 more times and found more gems.

    But I think most of all I loved your ending, “I had the unmistakable impression that David wanted to be sure we really understood just how it is going to be with him from now on, and why.” I felt the same way but couldn’t put that feeling into words. <3

    • angelofdja says:

      Souldavid sent me over here to check-out Archugeezers recap, and I am so glad they did! I’ve laughed and cried and then laughed again! Really want to thank you Archugeezer! For me, who ALMOST made it to one of these stops, I couldn’t be more appreciative to those like yourself who have shared their David experiences. All the videos, pictures, and stories…Goodness, they all make you feel like you were there!
      It seems he has grown in voice and stage. I thought he was perfect during the MOTAB experience. How could I know he would top that performance with his ROCK STAR drumming on LDB and the soulful, groovy, vocal genius of the Chestnut Song VIP in Boy-see. GAH! The future in Archu-land is sounding more gorgeous each time he hits that stage!

  18. archiesfan4life says:

    What a great recap – thanks so much for sharing!

  19. awestruck says:

    AWW – I laughed, I cried, my heart swelled with pride, I laughed some more. You had me feeling it all – thank you for your wonderful recap!

  20. emmegirl says:

    archugeezer, if you’re not doing standup you should be!
    Thank you so much for this recap of delight and insight,
    from one not-so-cool-chick to another.

    “If there are words to adequately describe this, I do not know them; but I had the unmistakable impression that David wanted to be sure we really understood just how it is going to be with him from now on, and why.”

  21. emmegirl says:

    tofan, thanks for the link for the 21st birthday donation, love the idea!
    (and I keep forgetting to to tell you… the Clark Kent pic is…Super)

  22. newangel2 says:

    Yay! I love you so much Geez! Thanks for the recap. Wish I could’ve been there to experience it with you. How awesome that he sang a verse of Crush to Emily. Awwwww.

  23. PandasMama says:

    What an absolutely wonderful recap. I felt like I was right there with you. Thank you for sharing it with all of us in the fandom. I wanted to quote my favorite parts of this but then I realized I would be quoting the whole thing so instead I will just say Bravo. Another fan recap has brought tears to my eyes and a smile to my heart, all at the same time.

  24. peppertara says:

    archugeezer…..must add my praise to your insightful and humorous, fabulous recap. Loved reading every word, you invited us in to enjoy the whole experience and it was wonderful! Thanks for such a great story. Kudos to you for the poster, flyer project too. Like Harold said it doesn’t matter what your age may be, David does seem to have a spell over us all and it’s magical.

    I find it quite awesome when you think about the number of miles, kilometers and hours that David’s fans will travel to see him. I djon’t think I would ever travel to California to see any other artist but when it comes to David I am happy to do that. Some travel half way around the world. Who is this young man and what has he done to us? :)

  25. JPLex says:

    Dear Mom, you pretty much rock – even if your children think you are a bit nuts and we have an adopted brother named “David” whom we have never met in person. To everyone else – yes, she is ALWAYS this creative as a writer. I think D.A.’s publicist needs to employ her : )

  26. Hm. JPLex, I think that’s a brilliant idea.

    Archugeezer, you made me laugh and cry on a morning when I needed both. I’m another who is having to miss the shows, but there is real comfort to be found here on the blogs. I thank you, Eileen, and everyone else who manages to find words despite their recent experiences in the vicinity of that voice, those eyes, and that inner light.

  27. Archugeezer, I knew your recap was here yesterday, but this is the first chance I have had to get over here and read it. After reading many blogs from wonderful writers (including some of these worthy Canadian commenters here) where I sobbed all the way through for many reasons, I started reading your recap and found to my delight I was laughing my head off. Then, I started crying again; this time because it was so funny it brought tears to my eyes. I was starting to copy and paste all these exquisite lines that were making me laugh to emphasize in my comment, when I realized it was going to be most of the recap. LOL. Then, I started crying again at the sentiments that always make me cry when everyone talks about David. I give up. I’m going to cry no matter what.

    Thank you for sharing your experience with us (especially the experience of the 8 girls with you in “BoySee”) and the comments you overheard (“If I tell my daughter how much I like David, she won’t like him anymore.” <– my personal favorite even though I don't have daughters). You've heard of "soul-mates", well, I think you are my "incoherent-mate" … actually, I suppose that includes a majority of us David fans … "incoherent-mates". Thanks, again, for the great recap!

  28. Heidijoy says:

    Great recap Archugeezer and I enjoyed following your tweets both concerts. I’m getting more and more excited for upcoming concerts. Your words and excitement have only added to my anticipation. I’m happy you had such a great time and have shared it with us. Your story of publicizing David’s concert reminds me of some of my efforts for Beaver Creek.

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  29. awestruck says:

    Thank you for “Chestnuts” just listened…beautiful exquisite voice has our Archuleta.

    Aside: doing some last minute Christmas shopping in WalMart and I stop dead in my tracks, words become gibberish, hubby’s looking at me with a puzzled look on his face. I stutter – that’s David Archuleta and Melodies of Christmas! Hubby says “I know”

    • awestruck says:

      failed to mention that I lingered in the men’s underwear department until the song was over (we don’t hear David much, aside from Crush, on the radio at all up north, lol)

      • TOfan says:

        ROTFL, awestruck! My hubby heard David playing in Canadian Tire on the weekend (he thought it was HYAMLC, but could’ve been MOC). Woooot!

  30. betsy says:

    What a great recap! I’ve read it 3 times. Thank you. :)

  31. tawna21 says:

    What a great re-cap, Archugeezer!! I am so in anticipation of SLC, and your words and memories are making that even more so. ♥♥

    Tawna

  32. Kizzi says:

    A-G: Your review is such a wonderful gift! I keep chuckling whenever I think of your description of Mr. Laser Eyes a.k.a. The Brain Zapper. I’m an especially chuckling over your tweet “….here comes Killer.”

    Truer words were never spoken. :D

    Happy Holidays!

  33. TOfan says:

    Short but sweet interview here about tonight’s Santa Rosa show “bald David”??? :lol: :
    “To grow you have to keep surpassing what you think your limits are. You have to continue exceeding your expectations of yourself. And you have to keep growing and in order to do that you have to go out of your comfort zone. Pass what you think is impossible for you to do. I definitely feel that I have grown a lot in the last few years because of that.”

    … and from @rhiminee! “Nice blog about meeting & working with David last week in Blackfoot” HERE
    “… even having an informal viola lesson” :) :) :)

    …and interview in the Salt Lake Tribune here:
    “… On this tour, Archuleta has continued writing songs for his next album, experimenting with what he described as a more natural approach than on his two pop-influenced Jive albums…” :) :) :)

  34. djafan says:

    Archugeezer, What a great recap! I followed your live blog tweets and they were retweeted countless times. Love your writing and wit:)

    “If there are words to adequately describe this, I do not know them; but I had the unmistakable impression that David wanted to be sure we really understood just how it is going to be with him from now on, and why.”

    Oh boy! My VIP is tomorrow and I’m completely stirrrrr crazy!

  35. archugeezer says:

    Thanks, everyone, for your kind comments. It was a rewarding way to revisit my too-short trip through ArchuBliss. I appreciate TOfan for nudging me out of my comfort zone to be part of her classy blog, a very trusting gesture considering I hardly speak a word of Canadian.

    To those of you who have already been to the MKOC Tour, I know you know what I was trying to say. To those whose shows are coming up, I am genuinely excited for you. I wish every supportive cheerleading fan could witness this phase of David’s personal and professional growth. It is no wonder David honors you; aside from David himself and his music, you are the best part of this journey.

    • Kizzi says:

      Ditto X a GoGillion —–> To those whose shows are coming up, I am genuinely excited for you. I wish every supportive cheerleading fan could witness this phase of David’s personal and professional growth.

  36. archiesfan4life says:

    I just got this email from a friend and had to share it with you:

    “I just finished watching the Morman Tabernacle Choir w/David and Michael York. On his last song, Angels from The Realm of Glory, I almost jumped out of my chair. I burst into sobs. It was so magnificant! Is that the show you saw in person??????
    It was unbelievable. I’m flipping.”

    I think my friend now has ODD :)!

    • TOfan says:

      AF4L, that is awesome!!!! It hasn’t aired here yet, but I’ve watching some of the tweets about the telecast across the U.S. soooo cool! Another bunch bites the dust! :)

      Like this one: @charvoice David Archuletta is amazing on “Joy To The World” with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir on PBS!

      • archiesfan4life says:

        TOfan – my local PBS station didn’t air it – I sent them an email to find out why!!!

      • TOfan says:

        It’s not airing here (via WNED in Rochester) until Dec. 24 & 25th. :(

        Good for you! Wonder if they’ll respond.

      • awestruck says:

        HRMPHHH on at 11pm here

      • Richard says:

        Archugeezer, I knew your recap was here yesterday, but this is the first chacne I have had to get over here and read it. After reading many blogs from wonderful writers (including some of these worthy Canadian commenters here) where I sobbed all the way through for many reasons, I started reading your recap and found to my delight I was laughing my head off. Then, I started crying again; this time because it was so funny it brought tears to my eyes. I was starting to copy and paste all these exquisite lines that were making me laugh to emphasize in my comment, when I realized it was going to be most of the recap. LOL. Then, I started crying again at the sentiments that always make me cry when everyone talks about David. I give up. I’m going to cry no matter what. Thank you for sharing your experience with us (especially the experience of the 8 girls with you in BoySee ) and the comments you overheard (e2809cIf I tell my daughter how much I like David, she wone28099t like him anymore.e2809d < my personal favorite even though I don't have daughters). You've heard of "soul-mates", well, I think you are my "incoherent-mate" actually, I suppose that includes a majority of us David fans "incoherent-mates". Thanks, again, for the great recap!

  37. TOfan says:

    omysweetLord, “Chestnuts” from tonight’s VIP/Santa Rosa:

    Download mp3 HERE!

    Good Place/LIB

    Download mp3 HERE.

    • awestruck says:

      ohmysweetLord is right TOfan – *bows down* in front of MP3s

    • Kizzi says:

      That was a fantastic performance of “Good Place”…and the ending is gorgeous. Mark is playing to David’s cadence which changes with each performance…a great combo. And “Let It Be” is rich and soulful. :D

      Also, in my neck of the USA we have the PBS GCT airing several times before Christmas and starting Christmas Eve every hour through Christmas Day. It shows a standing O at the end with pans through the audience, David is highlighted, smiling and waving during credits. Even though certain songs were cut, he definitely was honored in the 60 min edit of last year’s MOTab performance.

      And David’s comments in interviews and at the individual tour shows have more “edge” and he infuses more of his personality…”hate my guts,” “suck it up,” “balding,” about growth, site-seeing vlogs highlighting his “wonders” of the world while on tour downtime, etc., etc., brings more color, attitude, emotion, more dimensions that people can relate to rather than an unoffensive and ambiguous “kid” who sings. As we are seeing more of him infused in his music, we see more in his spoken word.

      IMHO, he is a shining example of someone who thrives on the “in between” times. He appears to have looked between the sights, heard between the words, explored those illusive spaces between one’s heart, soul and mind… and we, his fans, get to hear his magic, his wonder, his spirit, his essence in his music and interviews and commentary.

      He reminds one, yet again, of our own power, our own magnificence, our own spirituality.

      GAH, I’m OTT a.g.a.i.n. :D

      • awestruck says:

        Can I join you in OTT? your last three paragraphs – oh yeah and especially “As we are seeing more of him infused in his music, we see more in his spoken word.”

      • emmegirl says:

        You perfectly described the thoughts that have been swirling around in my head but without the ability to express them. :)

  38. Kizzi says:

    Salt Lake City Tribune – David Archuleta performs holiday show in Salt Lake City hometown – http://bit.ly/rGfyiM

    excerpt… “One of the first Christmas songs David Archuleta ever sang was “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus,” but he admits he has always hated that song.

    The idea that his mother would ever kiss someone else besides him offended his sensibility. “I was super-protective of my mom,” Archuleta said. “Even when I was three, no one could touch my mommy. I would sing that song in a jealous way….”

    …sing that song in a jealous way…bahahahahaha

    and this...”When he was younger, vocal coach Dean Kaelin would take him to assisted-living homes to perform. Archuleta remembered standing at the side of a bed that held a terminally ill patient, singing “A Piece of Sky,” from the Barbra Streisand film “Yentl.”

    “That music meant a lot to her,” Archuleta says. “She was coming alive during the song. That’s when I realized how important music could be.”

    The year 2012 will likely be another defining year for a young performer who is still finding the musician inside himself. “The goal this year is to take the time I need to know what I want to become,” he says.

    As he crooned to an elderly woman so many years ago:

    Tell me where

    • abanana77 says:

      “I would sing that song in a jealous way….” LOLOL. Oh David.

      And soo touching what he said about the terminally ill woman: ““That music meant a lot to her,” Archuleta says. “She was coming alive during the song. That’s when I realized how important music could be.”” <333333

    • emmegirl says:

      Two great stories that show so much of who he is.

  39. Kizzi says:

    Fa la la la Santa Rosa – funny David comments with the kids especially when one of the girls tells him she doesn’t want to hear his poem…”…well your going to hear it anyway.” *died laughing* Notice the girl on right dancing and really getting into the song. :D

  40. Kizzi says:

    Forbes Interview on 12/2 – First Ever Forbes Holiday Concert – well done Forbes. —–> http://onforb.es/v0Jgt7 ….the future *ahem* writing, recording, “fun little acting things”…..yeeessss! The interviewer is Archu-Struck for sure. And the camera close ups are gorgeous.

    As his voice rang through the room, accompanied by only a keyboardist–and, at one point, a cappella–dozens of faces lit up with wonder. A singer was giving away music, and a news organization was hosting a concert. Why was any of this happening?

    A better question: Why not? The old business model is dying, both in journalism and for music. If there wasn’t room for moments like this in the past, good riddance. I can’t wait to see what else the new model will bring.

  41. TOfan says:

    Kizzi, “IMHO, he is a shining example of someone who thrives on the “in between” times. He appears to have looked between the sights, heard between the words, explored those illusive spaces between one’s heart, soul and mind… and we, his fans, get to hear his magic, his wonder, his spirit, his essence in his music and interviews and commentary.” Yes, yes, and yes!!!!

    And LOOOOVE that Forbes article … nothing like hearing David sing … at your desk, lol … to make you a new fan! … Didn’t do the math, but nice to know David’s doing well financially on tour! Go Big D!!!

  42. refnaf says:

    OH MY HECK>>> so much good stuff going on in Archuland!!! In he Forbes article, I love this part

    “As his voice rang through the room, accompanied by only a keyboardist–and, at one point, a cappella–dozens of faces lit up with wonder. A singer was giving away music, and a news organization was hosting a concert. Why was any of this happening?
    A better question: Why not? The old business model is dying, both in journalism and for music. If there wasn’t room for moments like this in the past, good riddance. I can’t wait to see what else the new model will bring”
    Me thinks David is part of the “new model” NVM about controlling, money hungry labels.

    I need to get some viewing time for the latest vids.EEEEEEeeee, love the parts with David and the kids!!!!

  43. TOfan says:

    New post/thread!
    :)

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