Happy Thanksgiving, fellow Canucks and @DavidArchie fans!!!

Screen shot 2014-10-08 at 10.07.20 PMMany of you non-Canadians may be puzzled right now. “They celebrate Thanksgiving way up there??” you say.

“And they have the nerve to do it this weekend… BEFORE Halloween?”

“And so far away from Christmas?? Who the heck do those Northern wackos think they are???”

(I’ve bugged your phones so I know you’ve been muttering exactly that.)

Well, let me fill you in on our version of Thanksgiving. No, we didn’t have pilgrims in funny hats like the Yanks, but we have our own special history of this holiday.

It all started on a cold October night back in 1867, the year of Confederation … but also the year the official Royal Fur Trapper gave thanks for bagging an extra large beaver, which he promptly sold for two double-double coffees from Tim Hortons (yes, they’ve been around that long… but the drive-thru was for canoes only). He immortalized his catch on our nickel. For real.

Ever since that fateful night, Canadians from coast to coast to coast celebrate this weekend by gathering together for a traditional meal of roasted polar bear with a side order of moose antler jelly. Which we eat off the blade of a maple-smoked hockey stick. (Lacrosse stick, if you’re from Nova Scotia.)

It’s a time of reflection. Of giving thanks. For living in a land where love means ALWAYS having to say your sorry. A place where people look out for one another. Which is easy because there are so few of us. A place where surviving brutal winters hasn’t made us hard-hearted but soft headed.

All these things and more are remembered this weekend.

I am grateful for so many things, but wanted to say a special “merci” to all of you who drop by this twisted place, and to Mr. David Archuleta for, well, you know.

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Meet the Movie Premiere Guy

Clearly this was about who to bring to the premiere. :) Nice he decided to bring his mom.



I’m sorry but this Shay guy terrifies me, lol.


My literal face at VIPs, lol:


Think he was hiding for this bit? lol

I think this is my fave… musicians unite!

oh, and this! :)

and these!

interesting selfie there, David, lol

"Talented & friendly @davidarchie is a class. He sings #Glorious in #meetthemormons 10/10/14"

“Talented & friendly @davidarchie is a class. He sings #Glorious in #meetthemormons 10/10/14″

It’s official… everyone wants to hug David! :)

"Gail Halvorsen sees David Archuleta and immediately gives him a hug. We love these guys! Gail you might recall is the Candybomber, and was also featured in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir's Christmas Concert in 2012, and last year published his children's book 'Christmas From Heaven.'"

“Gail Halvorsen sees David Archuleta and immediately gives him a hug. We love these guys! Gail you might recall is the Candybomber, and was also featured in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s Christmas Concert in 2012, and last year published his children’s book ‘Christmas From Heaven.’”

David shopping for his premier outfit? :)


excuse the lingo, but I LOL’d at this:
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Glorious vs Son of Man smackdown: When David Archuleta sings agaiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiin

Confession: The first word that popped into my head when I saw this was “fanboy” hahaha.

Seriously though, I just got to hear “When the Son of Man Comes Again” thanks to a most generous, thoughtful, ninja person … (you know who you are and you ROCK!!!!). And yes, of course I will be buying & gifting it like crazy when it eventually, someday is available in my igloo neighbourhood.


I admit, it did not grab me in the beginning but as the song builds at the bridge and beyond and he takes off with it as only David can. Wow. Over time, I actually think I’m going to like it even more than Glorious. Why? Because it’s HIS song, you know?

So him, from beginning to end.

Kind of cheesy and predictable at first. Plodding along. Lulling you into a sense of complacency and eye-rolling and then BAM! Seat belts click. Gears shift. Throttle engages.

“Wait, this wasn’t quite the yawn-fest I thought it was going to be… whoa, did not expect him to… Ohmyheck what was THAT??? Now it’s over?? What do you mean it’s over???? *replays*”

But who cares what I think. What do YOU guys think??


I played it for my hubs and, no word of a lie, this is what he said, “He should contact his fans pretty soon and tell them what his plan is” hahahahahaha

And it’s charting! (The idea of David climbing the country charts is blowing my mind right now! :) )



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From: Daniel N Erica Souza: "Dinner with David Archuleta. What a class act." — at The Roof Restaurant

From: Daniel N Erica Souza: “Dinner with David Archuleta. What a class act.” — at The Roof Restaurant

Sadly, that quote in the caption left out the best part of the story, as unearthed by our intrepid SAz reporters (who interned at TMzed… the Canadian version)… Here’s the rest:

David Archuleta, what a class act.

There was a birthday at his table and as soon as David started to lead the singing of the Happy Birthday song, a hush fell over the room. Eyes glazed over and jello was left jiggling on spoons as his angelic siren song filled the air like a cooling breeze on a blistering day. Spellbound. We were spellbound.

It was so magical, so ethereal that the actual temperature rose in the room. Menus were waved as fans, jackets were peeled off and foreheads were dabbed with lace handkerchiefs. And then another miraculous thing happened.

A sudden eclipse of the sun. Complete darkness for a fraction of a second. Time stood still and everything glided in slow motion as Mr. Archuleta stretched his hand toward his neck. One woman was heard to gasp, “Can this REALLY be happening???” And as God as my witness, yes it was.

His lithe fingers grasped his collar and before gaping mouths and wide eyes he did the impossible. He unclasped his top button.

Was that the MoTab choir I heard singing?

I fought back tears not wanting to miss this momentous occasion.

A thunderous roar erupted in the dining room as people leapt to their feet, cheering and stomping the floor. Tables shook. Glasses tipped over. And yet only the hint of a smile drifted across Mr. Archuleta’s face. His gaze downcast as his famous dimple made the briefest appearance.

A class act, indeed.

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The amazing story of Tim Allen: @DavidArchie Super Fan! (ish)

As you can see in this video, comedian Tim Allen was on Jimmy Kimmel last night extolling the virtues of one David James Archuleta. (pronounced “Ark-U-letta,” we have been wrong all this time!)

Tim is a crafty one. He pretended that his five-year-old daughter liked D.’s music.

Ha! Tim, we are ON to you.

Here’s the real scoop unearthed by our crack investigative team here at SAz*.

Exhibit A

Tim not only voted for David on Idol, he also… well, check this out:


Exhibit B

Voice-decoding software** reveals that “He’s got a great voice” is code for “I stream Archie Radio throughout my 6,432 room Hollywood mega-mansion.” Am I right, my friends?

Exhibit C

Photos leaked by Edward Snowdon reveal the following:

Tim’s Tumblr:


The inside of Tim’s Home Improvement Dressing Room:


His favourite T-shirt:


And the cozy room he built just to watch the Glorious video:


Tim, no need to hide behind your daughter. We get you.

Let’s all watch this together again, shall we? *group hug*

This is hiLARous!

My faves:

“The overwhelming urge to put your hand on his mouth and say, “NO DAVID. YOU’RE GLORIOUS.”
Wondering how you can let him know that if he can’t find where he belongs, he can always stay at your place.
Wondering if it’s the Spirit or David that’s causing a swelling in your bosom.
A sudden, unexpected desire to see “Meet the Mormons”. #whut
Feeling certain that the piece David was called to play is the hot piece.”


BREAKING HAIR-PROGRESS NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

from: Cherri Gressmen: "I am at lunch and I totally ran into David Archuletta and he was gracious enough to let me have a picture with him. I am such a fan and he completely made my day, Thanks David #hugefan #madeafoolofmyself"

from: Cherri Gressmen: “I am at lunch and I totally ran into David Archuletta and he was gracious enough to let me have a picture with him. I am such a fan and he completely made my day, Thanks David #hugefan #madeafoolofmyself”

*basically me and a twisted mind.

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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!)




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.


A not-so-silent fan


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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!

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

“…and creating my own learning environments” = 

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

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

“best2yrs” = Next fan crisis?? :)

last_6000000344[k, back to giving D. his space :) :) :) ]

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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. ♥


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:


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…

*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.
Bumblebee guy: He did leave us this as a tip, though:
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…


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.




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?



David: I’m sure you can understand that.

Bumblebee guy: No clue, sir.

Later that day….


And they all lived rocky-roadily ever after.


*Edward Snowden’s Utah cousin, Bubba.

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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