UPDATE: New lyrics for MKOP (not really)

Because of the content of David Archuleta’s vlog (see below), he decided to update the lyrics of MKOP accordingly and we have an exclusive sneak peek here at SAz!

My New Kind of Perfect
I was thinking about ya
Made a little list here
But some things you can’t put on paper
Your bathroom’s gotta be neat
No towels at your feet
Got nothing better to do than squeegee the mirror

And I know, I know, she’s gotta be out there, out there
I know, I know, she’s even cleaner than meeeee

Maybe I’m wrong, maybe I’m right
Maybe I should let your socks hang to dry
What can I say?
Maybe 10 eyeliners aren’t too many to tryyyy
Are you the one who’ll fasten my top button today?
Will I turn the corner, see my future
In a sparkling bidet???

She’s anything but typical
A neatness freak
No matter what, she’s scrubbing toilets every week
It’s gonna be worth it
‘Cause that’s what hygiene is
I’ll keep searching for my new kind of perfect


So. A new vlog. A new vlog from his sisters’ bathroom.

I think that’s one of the things that keeps me around as a fan… beyond the music, of course. How genuine David is. Delivering some serious news… he’s going to Costa Rica on a special project, then to the Middle East to entertain the U.S. troops … from the bathroom.

It feels like a whole new era here and yet… still the same quirkiness. Love that.

To me, it’s clear David still doesn’t want things to be “all about him” … for a little while longer anyway… and that must make it hard to know what to do with “fans,” since the very nature of being a well-known artist with a fan-base is that, for we fans, it is all about David.

But if he wants to stay in the background and let whatever music he releases speak for itself without bringing a lot of attention to himself, I say, “Bravo!” You do it your way, David. And we’ll just have to adjust… maybe dial back on things ourselves. Summer seems a good time to do that.

How about you guys?? What did you think about this vlog? About his new take on having “fans”? About this feeling like a new era… David 3.0?


A big happy July 4th to all of you in the U.S.!!!! Love you guys!!!

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Happy Canada Day!!!


From me, Sunshine & Refnaf

Tomorrow (July 1st) is actually Canada Day, but Canadians being the extra-long-weekend-loving bunch that we are, celebrations are already well under way!

The flag in the picture above has a six-year-old history. It’s owned by the lovely Ms. Sunshine, who brought the flag to the AI7 Idol Tour show in Toronto hoping to get it signed by Mr. David Archuleta. ‘Twas not to be.

But what was awesome about that first “Flag Day” was that I met these two ladies for the first time in that crazy pre-show lineup, and we are still friends today. Thank you, David!

A bunch of other Idols signed the flag in Toronto, and David eventually did sign it at the Manchester, NH, pre-show lineup (although he balked at first because it’s a flag and all, until we assured him it was perfectly okay… so so David, lol).

Anywayyyyys… I christen you all honourary Canadians for Canada Day, so make sure to banish all snowy thoughts from your brains (like we do at this time of year) and listen to Heaven once or twice while eating poutine!

Bonne Fete a tous!!! (sorry, this computer doesn’t have the right accents on it)

David’s Canadian content, wooot!

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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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