Official list of @DavidArchie CTS DVD special features (not really)!

FINAL_COVERPreorder your DVD today!

Includes such awesome extras* as:

●  Fight scenes with companion … “Basta! That was MY fancy Chilean hotdog!!!

● “Eye of the Tiger” solo, complete with boxing moves!

● Outtakes from the Christmas concert! (Elder Archie has a MKOCT flashback, grabs the sticks and pummels some poor kid’s drum!)

● A 17-month calendar of all D’s companions — the one-year calendar just wasn’t big enough!!!

● Necktie runway show (sponsored by Bench)!

● Watch post-mission DavidArchie watch World Cup … and throw his mango shake against the wall when they lose!

● Director’s Cut, which includes the REAL airport “welcome home”!

● Tell-all interview with his next-door neighbour: “He came by to borrow cup of sugar by singing ‘Puedo pedir una taza de azúcaaaaarrrrr‘ … singing, he never stops singing!!!”

● Commentary from the 16 understudy companions who didn’t make it into the film!

● David at a Rancagua Weight Watchers Meeting!

Order your DVD today! Buy two and get:

● A bonus track of the Burrito song!

● A nametag lanyard!

● Autographed Josh Bradley belt!

● And muchos mas!

*Extras may vary depending on your grasp of reality.


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Epic @DavidArchie #LDSface2face chat

DavidLargeBq8NbkOCIAIICD7.png-largeDavidABq8JJaDCIAAMPti.png-largeWow. If anyone missed the chats tonight, I hope you get a chance to go back and watch them both.

I don’t speak Spanish but I guess I speak “David” (don’t we all? lol) because I actually followed along a lot of the first chat. Maybe not the actual words but his emotions and the genuine love for his mission and how he’s grown and who he is… the whole enchilada (pun intended :) ).

What a beautiful person.

His pure heart and compassion for others, his honesty and love for God shone through like the sun. So proud to be his fan. Sorry I’m not really putting together real sentences but I truly loved every minute.

Cannot imagine him fighting with his companion (would actually buy tickets to see that!) but hey, maybe the guy kept taking the last of those amazing Chilean hot dogs or something.

And three cheers for the new belt! :) :) :)

Anyways, what did you guys think???


If would like to see some of the highlights of the Spanish chat translated, check out the lovely Ximena’s twitter feed:

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Hey, wait a minute….

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Guess he really wants peeps to tune in. :)

and re time zones, I believe 5:30 & 7 p.m. MT = 7:30 & 9 p.m. ET :)

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NEW SAz POLL: Share your take on Tuesday’s @DavidArchie chat


This is the chat the poll refers to (in case you’ve been trapped under something heavy for the past few weeks):

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Sorry, but this juxtaposition made me LOL



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Checking in with Jason Castro

22176_1243097930398_1617852195_618253_8223182_n1wow, I had been wondering recently about Jason Castro and how his fans felt about his move to Christian music and then just saw this article today.

Jason, Brooke and David were my three AI7 faves and I always kind of hoped they’d tour together at some point. And I remember just after Idol, Jason saying that David reminded him of his younger self.

Anywayyyy, found this interview with him interesting. So great to see him so happy and still touring and making music.

Screen shot 2014-06-18 at 9.52.13 PMDALLAS — He may not have taken the crown, but fans of “American Idol” still remember former contestant Jason Castro for his dreadlocks and carefree sound. He scored big on the show, making it all the way to the top four.

After leaving Idol in 2008, Castro quickly scored a No. 1 international hit. Then he disappeared from the charts and the pop music scene, leaving fans with questions: What happened? Why the switch to Christian music?

And perhaps the biggest question of all: What’s up with the haircut?

“Well, I felt like it was time for a change. Once I cut it I’m like, ‘Oh, this is what it feels like to run your fingers through your hair,’” Castro laughed.

But that hair cut wasn’t the only big change for the 27-year-old.

Even with all the fans and fame, loneliness began to take a toll. Although Castro grew up in church, the separation from family developed into a growing separation from God. He also struggled physically with exhaustion.

A New Sound

Then came the faith questions.

“It started to feel a little meaningless. Why am I doing this? To make a name for myself? To make some money? I started to really have a longing to have more God in my life,” Castro said.

“I struggled to stay close to God on the road. I wanted more God in my life and as a part of that I wanted more God in my music,” he continued.

“I got to this point where I realized God doesn’t want me to do anything on my own. He wants me to give it all to Him and trust Him with everything. And you know it really changed everything for me to kind of let go of everything and realize that God can take care of it,” Castro reflected.

Around the same time Castro became involved with the I Am Second campaign, a popular ministry where Christian celebrities share their personal stories. He found new success with the release of his first Christian album, Only a Mountain.

Today Castro tours with some of the biggest names in Christian music such as Matthew West, Toby Mac, and The Sidewalk Prophets.

Renewed Purpose

But perhaps his greatest accomplishment is as husband and father.

“She really changed everything,” Castro said of his 2-year-old daughter Madeline. “I didn’t know she would change it. More than anything I want to be a part of her life and I want her to know her daddy loves her more than just a song.”

This isn’t a story about a young man going to Hollywood and getting lost in the glitz and glamour. Instead, Castro is using Hollywood to spread the love of God around the globe.

Castro hasn’t abandoned his American Idol past. Rather, he uses the platform to give back to others.

He spends much of his time overseas working as spokesperson for the charities Malaria No More and helping with Roma Boots, a nonprofit providing boots to children in need.

“When I see these kids in need I have a deeper connection because I look at them and I see my daughter,” Castro told CBN News.

“I remember on the trip there was one kid that was like the same size as my daughter and he had on a little sweatshirt, no pants,” he said. “We gave him some rain boots. Now he has some shoes.”

Castro recently led a benefit concert for Young Life Capernaum, a group that specializes in meeting the social, physical, and spiritual needs of young people with special needs.

And when not on tour, he’s singing with his talented siblings. His brother Michael and sister Jackie have a strong following with solo careers of their own.

So is there a chance for a Castro family album? We’ll have to wait and see.

As for the future Castro said,” I don’t know what the future holds for Jason, but there will always be music.”


What do you guys think?

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@DavidArchie’s got sole: Shoe tweet deconstruction

Yes, Angelica :) still a little too not over two … TWO … shoe pics posted by David… somebody pinch me! LOL

But I believe the longer Instagram message that went along with it needs a full doctoral thesis to parse the subtext… since I am currently working on my M.A. (Masters of Archieology), I will give it a go.

Here are my footnotes (get it? *snort*)


1. He said “took” not “I gave away” or “I decided to share” but they “took” … I’m picturing two guys in balaclavas trying on a bajillion scarves and skinny jeans.

2. “Just about all of my clothes” — not just a T-shirt here or a Ford Day jacket there, but JUST ABOUT ALL OF MY CLOTHES!!! What the heck did they think he was going to wear when he got home, more suits and ties?

3. “while I was gone” — I imagine it went something like this?

Friend: “pssst, he’s in the car, let’s MOVE!”
Brother-in-law: “But they’re still idling, he could’ve forgotten something and run back in!”
Friend: “No time, they’re running late… you take the closet, I’ll take the bureau.”
Brother-in-law: “No, I’ll take the bureau, it’s got his Mr. Rogers T-shirt.”
Friend: “Bro, he took that one with him.”
Brother-in-law: “Dang him, SO selfish!”
Friend: “I know right!”
Brother-in-law: “Dibs on the cool potato sack cowl-neck thingie.”
Friend: “Um, ya, you can have that one.”

4. “(I let them)” — added only so none of us would call the police for him.

5. “I have run out of stuff to wear” — aha, the mystery of Belt-Gate is solved!

6. “Luckily” — as if this magic suitcase appeared out of nowhere full of emergency items for Mr. Wardrobe-challenged.

7. “There was a suitcase of things from the Philippines” — once again, Philippines and Josh Bradley to the rescue!

8. “Like these Bench shoes” — that will work really well come winter.

9 & 10 “Thanks @kariontour for keeping the suitcase safe!  — why do I picture Kari holding a fiery torch in one hand and a machete in the other, arms outstretched defending the little suitcase against a pack of wolves.

Or a bomb going off and Kari flinging her body over the suitcase so not one cute polo shirt got singed!

Or a tornado whirling through Apopka and Kari flinging the suitcase down the root cellar, jumping in with it and slamming the trap door shut just in time!

Or maybe just dusting it now and then.

11. “thanks #Bench” — well played, Archuleta, well played. (and look at you there using hashtags like you invented them)

12. “guess I’ll have to stop being stubborn” — what, you, David, stubborn? Had no idea.

13. “Buy more clothes eventually though” — steer clear of men’s capris.

14. I’m glad I’m not the only one who takes pictures of my shoes!

What do you guys think? Reading too much into this? :)


So now we have a barely-there-hair morning person who likes watching sports, being a sassypants and live tweeting? WHAT DID YOU DO WITH OUR D’ARCH??!!!



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@DavidArchie gems I can’t believe I forgot about

Over six years, David really has given us SO much music that sometimes I totally forget about favourites I’ve had, faves like:

Think of Me, Today Show: The studio version makes me burst into tears, it’s soooo beautiful, and I LOVE this live version, especially the ending, which he changes up, again.

Works For Me, Fox & Friends: And A++ for the hair, just sayin’

She’s Not Chew… can still totally hear this on radio:

GBA, Constitution Fair: Possibly the only U.S. patriotic song I’ll ever have on my iPod:

The Riddle, Billboard Live: When David starts playing the piano at the beginning I have a hard time comprehending that that’s really him playing for some reason, lol…

MH, York, PA: How could I forget my original fave from the little red album??? And the ending here, whoahhhh!

Hey Soul Sister: And I totally forgot about this gem!

How about you guys, what are your forgotten faves?

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My @DavidArchie MoTab meltdown (really)

Yes, I admit when I read this I immediately thought:



Yes, David, they did….

But then I pulled myself together and Refnaf and I agreed we’d play it cool and just go with the flow:


But when I read that last year’s concert included NEW MUSIC, I just had to:


ya know what I’m sayin’?

To say I stalked MoTab’s twitter feed is putting it mildly, so when I saw this:

At first I was like, “WHO?????” but when it sunk in, I was like…..


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Cat Box.

My final hope is that David’s planning to pull something like ….



I choose to believe they did ask him but sasschuleta was too busy playing Super Mario and writing songs and playing Pokemon and writing songs and making pizza and writing songs and looking up inspirational quotes and writing songs and peeing his pants laughing on dates and writing songs.

What do you guys think???

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True confessions: My Top 25 Most Played Songs

k, so I often play this playlist because, well, since they are my top-25 most played songs, odds are, I like listening to them. (Can you spot the one thing that’s not like the other? :) )

Here goes:

The Prayer (1st one)

Everybody Wants to Rule the World (Myrtle Beach)

O Ven, O Ven Emmanuel

Reaching Out
This is the only song from Forevermore on my Top 25… it was not my favourite in the beginning but the more I heard it, the more I had to listen to it… again … and again. There’s just such a cool groove to it. And his voice sounds extra chocolatey or something in it… and when he gets to the “I can’t stop don’t know how to stahhhhhp thinking of yoOuOuoOOuuUuuUUU” *DEADDD*. Check it out, you’ll see. :)

Love Don’t Hate

Waiting on the World to Change (with Jeff LeBlanc)

Drummer Boy (Dapo version)

Stomping the Roses (live, Myrtle Beach)

Silent Night, Chile

The Other Side of Down (live, Myrtle Beach)

Z100 Elevator

Drummer Boy (feisty Spanish version)

Gotta Get Thru This / Blackbird / MKOP/ WFM (all Myrtle Beach)

WOTWTC (w/Jeff LeBlanc)

Good Place/Let It Be (Verona VIP)

Down To The River To Pray (O Brother Where Art Thou soundtrack)

Mary Did You Know (Spanish)

Los Pastores A Belen (Chile version)

My Hands / Complain (Myrtle Beach)

O Ven Rehearsal

Notice Me

How about you guys? What songs are on your Top 10 most played?? Any surprises on your Top 25?


Kid’s still got it. :)

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