HAPPY CANADA DAY!!!!

Canada
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY HOME AND NATIVE LAND!!!!!

TIME TO CELEBRATE PEOPLE!!!!
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(and sorry, for the fireworks :) )

And if David ever acknowledges this day (never mind actually performing here), this will be me:
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Coming soon to a theatre… or theater… near you! (thx. for the heads up, Betsy! :) )

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New music for Monday

If you don’t follow NPR on Facebook, you should. I have found so much amazing new music on their Tiny Desk Concert Series… in every genre you can imagine.

I know David will do one of their sessions someday and he will blow them away. Of course. :)

In the meantime, check out these artists I discovered recently. (And the best thing about the Tiny Desk sessions is that you can download the audio… for free!)

Let me know what you think….

Genevieve Download audio here.

The NPR blurb:

It’s often true that the songs we wind up loving most are the ones that surprise us. I’m not a pop music lover, not a lover of songs with obvious hooks, so when I heard the big fat chorus that starts off Genevieve’s “Colors,” I thought, “uh-oh.” What wound up drawing me in first was her voice — powerful with a tiny bit of rasp and a sweet smile in her phrasing. And then that perfectly positive message, worded in a way that gave me chills: “Your life is your design, so go ahead design it. Your star is in the sky, so go ahead align it. Cause you’re forever lost until you go and find it.” The truth in those words needed to be shouted from rooftops and that chorus, that hooky thing that generally is my turnoff, became a giant turn-on. Then I went and saw Genevieve perform on a sunny day outdoors in Austin. That SXSW performance gave me a new glimpse of her talent, especially the many ways she could sing, all with great conviction. So I invited her to my desk and she came armed not with the band she had in Austin but simply with an accompanist, Chris Faller, and her voice. To anyone in that room — and for you watching this Tiny Desk — her promise is undeniable.

Oddisee

Download audio here.

The NPR blurb:

Amir Elkhalifa, a.k.a. Oddisee, is an emergent standout in hip-hop. The Prince Georges County, Md., native says he made his new album, The Good Fight, as a reminder that music comes before hip-hop; that music can trigger indescribable feelings; that music is a meditation on our capacity to love; and, finally, that our ambition and greed are in constant conflict with our sense of propriety.Simply put, Oddisee’s music is genius. He creates just the right amount of space, allowing it to breathe with perfectly timed cadences and vamps. His deceptively intricate rhythm tracks interlock with complementary harmonies and brilliantly constructed bars in ways that appeal to both diehard hip-hop heads — those who decipher and analyze lyrics as a hobby — and those who just want a clutch beat. He’s got it all.

Anna & Elizabeth Download audio here.

The NPR blurb

Anna & Elizabeth are almost single-handedly resurrecting the “crankie.” If, like me, you didn’t know what a “crankie” was, it’s like a mural on a spool — each drawn and crafted to be hand-cranked and unfurled at the pace of a song. The effect, as experienced here in “Lella Todd Crankie,” is breathtaking.Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle are story-gatherers and storytellers. They came to NPR and brought many of us to tears with some of the most yearning harmonies I’ve heard at the Tiny Desk. These songs are given few embellishments — sometimes a fiddle is added to a single voice, sometimes a banjo or guitar chimes in — but always the power is in the sparseness. If you’ve never thought your tastes would lean to mountain music, take a deep breath and soak it all in.

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THIS IS SOOOOOO BEAUTIFUL!
I know Sara B. is writing the songs for a musical based on the film “Waitress” (which was a gem, btw)… and I think this is for that… WOW, just WOW!!!!

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Josh Bradley & his stunt double :)

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@DavidArchie Fashion File

When we get anxious for music news, we fans focus on what’s really important … David’s socks.

I’m so happy David goes for comfort over tan lines. In fact, I believe he’s such a rebel in that regard, he could bring back the comfy styles of long ago.

For example:

Forget those grandpa sweaters, D. … try these beauties…

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A little too not over plaid? No problem….
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And next time you find a chicken on set….
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Go for this fetching look!
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And the MKOCT vest is probably needing an update, am I right?
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Remember the Snuggie vlog? Well, here’s a groovy new way to keep warm, D.!
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And last, but not least … for your band? Love don’t hate these happenin’ threads….

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No need to thank me, David. I’m available as a tour stylist anytime. Will work for song leaks.

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@DavidArchie at mealtime (not really)

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Or when a Legend of Zelda reference pops up. :) :) :)

Went to the one-of-a-kind, fiddling and dancing @lindseystirling concert tonight in Nashville. I post this clip out of my own indulgence of the Legend of Zelda (pardon my shouting out of excitement when this part came on.) I have to say, aside from the many great covers Lindsey does, I love how the music and videos she creates comes from a true and authentic place. It speaks from a place of someone who has overcome the bad voices inside that try to bring us down and say we're not good enough or important enough. What a story she tells in finding hope even when you're in he dark, and that that Hope exists in each and everyone of us. Believe that it's in you! We don't need to be something else. We need to be the best of what we are. Thanks Lindsey for an amazing night! #lindseystirling #legendofzelda #hope #Nashville

A video posted by David Archuleta (@davidarchie) on

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And I guess #demoday means they’re making a demo?? *flails*

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In praise of crumbs

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crumb2Just sayin’. :)

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Well, well, well, in honour of our tribute to crumbs, David posted himself eating some! :) :) :)

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Sad breaking news: Do You Hear What I Hear is an illegal release (really)

This painting has nothing to do with David but I thought it was beautiful. (No idea who the artist is, unfortunately.)

This painting has nothing to do with David but I thought it was beautiful. (No idea who the artist is, unfortunately.)

So, apparently the mp3 for sale for “Do You Hear What I Hear” (on both CDBaby and iTunes) was released without David’s permission.

Here’s the story from Kari’s twitter timeline:

@kariontour
@HUNNZY it’s an illegal release and has been reported on iTunes and CDbaby @mlpb3 is correct there was NO permission from DA or team.

@kimak
@kariontour @HUNNZY @mlpb3 thanks Kari for the info!
@kariontour @HUNNZY @mlpb3 it is beautiful though.

@kariontour
@kimak it is and maybe if they had asked for permission we could’ve worked something out but then illegally posting is wrong.

@HUNNZY
@wordsfrommysoul @kariontour @mlpb3 yes thank you Kari just promoting @DavidArchie never dreamed it was illegal

@kariontour
@HUNNZY & I love u all still promoting. We will have plenty in the future but trust if he or team haven’t promoted it most likely is illegal

@kariontour
@wordsfrommysoul we hope! It’s sad they do it to him. He has such a big heart.

I was fortunate enough to attend that Interfaith concert and “Do You Hear What I Hear” was definitely a highlight.

I have to say that I thought it was gohqdefaultod of David to even participate in that show. It was fun but, dare I say it, amateurish compared to his own shows and other productions he’s been involved in.

(I mean, it featured a guy in a sheer white leotard dangling from a ribbon (no, not David).)

Like a lot of you, I bought the CDbaby version, not realizing it was a “pirate” track. Because (a) Loved the arrangement and the performance; and (b) Thought it was supporting David; and (c) I admit it … just so dang impatient to get music from the guy.

He’s worth waiting for, I’m just not good at waiting. :)

What do you guys think?

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The full story behind @MyDearWriter’s @DavidArchie #tbt pic (not really)

The crack investigative team at SAz* brings you another scoop… a transcript of leaked audio from a behind-the-scenes shot recently tweeted by the lovely @MyDearWriter:

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Image source.

*There is no such team.

p.s.
If you haven’t read @rhiminee’s epic tags on this post, you need to reexamine your priorities.

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First calf-feeding, now country-music tweeting… don’t mean to say “I told you so, but…..” ;)

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Old MacDonald @DavidArchie: What it all really means (not really)

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I don’t know how I feel about David spending so much time “outdoors”… does he not know the dangers that lurk around every corner? Trees that fall in the forest with no one there to hear them may not make a sound but they can cause a nasty concussion. And I see trees in this picture! BIG ONES!!!!

Giant evergreens that could come crashing down at any moment, or at the very least cause really really bad splinters.

And what was he thinking standing within attack range of such a frightening beast? That calf may look all innocent and sweet but do not be fooled my friends. Hoof and mouth disease is serious business and from what I can see, that calf has both a mouth and four hooves. That look in its eye looks wild, too … has it been checked for rabies? Rage issues?

And someone said he got bitten by something. Oh dear Lord & Taylor, was it a wolf? A polar bear?? I knew it. He is taking WAY too many chances in that “outdoors” place of which he speaks. First blimp riding and zip lining and now this. His thrill-seeking ways have GOT to stop.

I must say, I am also very disturbed by the bond he’s been forming with this country life. First calf feeding, then what? Lamb shearing??!! Twitter rumours are already swirling that he’s going to go off and join a rodeo.

Does he even care about us anymore? Or does he only want fans who are dairy farmers? What if he’s only writing songs about fertilizers and threshing machines now? How can he fulfill all of our career expectations for him if that’s the case??!

Wait… oh my heck, the clues have been there all along. He loves food… that comes from farms. And, oh geez, the corn mazes … and all those plaid shirts!!!

Sorry, I’ve gotta go buy myself a tractor before it’s too late.

p.s.
AND HE JUST TWEETED LYRICS FROM THE MOVIE “MOO-lan”… I REST MY CASE!!!!!

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Full details on the @DavidArchie OS maintenance situation (not really)

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Refuelling station.

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BREAKING NEWS: @DavidArchie Bandsintown Leaks! (not really)

COMING SOON TO AN AMPHITHEATRE NEAR YOU!

THE FEATURE FILM EXTRAVAGANZA WE’VE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR!!

*drumroll*

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ARCHZILLA! the hypnotizing and mesmerizing story of an average, freakishly talented Murray native whose life takes a surprising turn after a crazy experiment in a hidden Utah funeral-potatoes lab goes terribly wrong.

Grip the edge of your seats as David “I don’t like to be the centre of attention” Archuleta supersizes into the GIANT talent we’ve always known he is… literally!

Don your 3-D glasses as he appears out of the desert, dwarfing  the stunning landscape around him.

Every heart-pounding moment is a roller-coaster* ride of thrills and suspense! Will he find the antidote?? Will he be able to continue to keep a low social-media profile?? Will his vast collection of white shirts and ties still fit???

Stay tuned for the action-packed trailer:
Is it a bird? A plane? NO! IT’S ARCHZILLA!!! AND HE’S HUNGRYYYYYYYYY!!!!!

Opening night, November 6.

Expect the unforgettable.

*Theme song by cousin Vanessa.

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In other news….

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