Here I am with all these QQQs hangin’ from my ceiling low low low….

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So, help me out here, folks. Who is this Jamesthemormon guy? Is he a rapper? Not a rapper? Will he and Nathan Pacheco need to mud-wrestle over David?? Will that video go viral??

Is it August 8th yet??

And what happened to Numb?? Is he doing a video for that too?? Is it now a rap song??

Will all his caps now be worn backwards??

Whatevs, all good, love this clip already, SUPER catchy… like “STOP THE ENDLESS LOOP IN MY HEAD ALREADY!” catchy.

Is he sending us a message to stop bugging him ‘cuz he’s “Workin'” :)… sorry, no can do, bud.

YOU ARE THE ONE WHO MENTIONED #NEWMUSIC, MR. HASHTAGCHULETA, SO NOW I CAN’T WAIT TO HEAR SOME!

Sorry, it’s the pain meds talking there.:) Aug. 8th, I can wait till August 8th. I think.

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Can someone tell me how Shelley manages to take those amazing videos AND great shots like these?? It’s her superpower. #albumcoverworthy

Happy Monday everyone!!

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THE HAT!!!!!!! thanks, @rhiminee for the *ahem* heads up:):):)
(methinks maybe they were hiking between Canada Day & Independence Day?)❤ Ms. Amber

My brother and I went on a hike a couple of weeks ago. It was sooo beautiful but soooo hard (for me). We had to take more than just a couple of stops, so it took a while. But it was worth it. My brother was so patient with me, as he always is. It made it an enjoyable hike for me to be on. This boy right here has been so great to me. He's always honest with me. Always giving me the best advice. Always making me feel better whenever I'm stressed out. And I'm so thankful that I have people in my life that are such a positive influence to me. Also, today is Monday. Monday's mean that I get to talk to Jazzy. And I miss her. Today, I was just feeling down. I was telling her my worries and what is making me stressed. That I feel like people wouldn't like that I like to be at home. That I don't like big groups of people. That they don't like the way I look. Just frustrating things. Jazzy said, "I was actually afraid of others knowing about the things I adored. The things that make me who I am. When I realized that, I knew I had to change. Now, when people ask me what my interests are, I proudly declare that I love Pokemon and Zelda. But I also like a good hike or two. If they don't like that, why am I trying to impress them in the first place? Why would I surround myself around people that don't embrace my quirks and flaws? That doesn't sound like it would be an enjoyable time if you were with people that didn't accept you for how you are. You're going to find those that maybe even have the same thing in common, or love you either way. We're all so afraid of people not liking as the way we are, that we lose ourselves amidst it all. Amber, it's okay to be at home. It's okay to not like big crowds. It's okay to simply be you. Because I love you for that. I love you for those things. That's what makes Amber, Amber. That's what makes you so special and unique. I wouldn't want it any other way, and I know there are people out there that are looking for that in someone as well." And I was in tears. Just knowing there are people out there like my sister is what makes me so excited for the future. To have people love me, and for me to love others. Life is beautiful, guys :')

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The mother of all @DavidArchie caption posts!

You have probably seen this gold mine of amazing photos by now. But have you seen the super-secret captions that go with them? I thought not. Enjoy! Oh. And do you have a favourite?:)

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When I say go, time how long it takes you to find David in this picture. GO!!!!!!

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If you didn’t zero in on the magnet of The Archuleta in under 0.00018765 seconds, please turn in your stan card at the front entrance. Security will escort you to the pie-in-the-face kiosk.

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Reach out to me, touch my haaaaaaand.

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Lineup forms to hug The David.

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Marie: “WHOAH, you cut in line!”

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… 2 hours later….

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We feel ya, bud.

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“I. Can’t. Breathe… Next!”

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“Wait your turn, bro, I’m a chiropractor”

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“Break it up fellas, there’s enough of this glowy porkchop for everyone.”

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Thanking the food servers because David.

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“Wait. You also work at a toll booth?!?”

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#squadgoals

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“Yo, dude. Waddya say we split this place for some Pokemon Go?”

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Talent y’all

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#photobombchuleta

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The sash says, “Miss I’m His Kind of Perfect so back off.” (I think whomever does get that title should get a crown with it, don’t you?:) )

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David shares deep, meaningful insights about life. Blonde lady: “Do not pinch his cheeks. Do not pinch his cheeks. Do not pinch his cheeks.”

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“Wow, you’re tall. Like, what, 5′ 7″?”

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“Is it true Archuleta took the last pancake?!????”

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“Ya, I rope steers… well, one steer… with no legs … or a pulse … did I mention I can sing?”

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Smile or half-yawn? Voting is open till midnight.

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How you can shake David’s hand and be distracted is something my brain does not compute. Is this something that can happen in the world?

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*busted*

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Marie: “teehee teehee teehee … “

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“BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA”

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“Oh my, so funny, hahahaha”scrunchynosesmile

“Okay, I’m done. Cut that out.”

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“Waddya want from me, jazz hands??”

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“C’mon, just one more hug….”

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Marie finally snaps.

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“aww, just kidding….”

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And they all lived Redeemerly Ever After.

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I am including these next sound-check photos as scientific proof that David cannot take a bad picture. He does not have a good side and a not-so-good side. The soles of his feet are likely photogenic. How is this possible? I know not. But what I do know is that I wish there was a soundtrack to these gems!!!!! 

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PRAISE BE, FOR THESE GLORIOUS PICTURES, MY PEOPLE!!!!!

 

 

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Adding more because I can!:)

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Shoe appreciation post. You go, Marie!!!

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Youngest known documented case of ODD.

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“Um, I’m sure you’re super nice, but not the hand I was goin’ for.”

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“Oh ya. Come to mama.”

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Cuteness factor 64319823798.

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David meets his new adoptive family.

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“I heard a rumour that you like Star Wars and Princess Leia??”

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Double on-the-shoulder move. Not for rookies, my friends.

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“David Cook’s number?? 444-4444?”

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And my ABSOLUTE fave!

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Later that night….

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A few more because… why not?

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Classic “I AM BREATHING THE SAME AIR AS DAVID ARCHULETA!” reaction.
(I prefer to clutch my chest with my right hand, but that’s just me.)

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“David’s very sweet, but he’s not a popsicle, son.”

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I got my boyyyyz with me….

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David’s reaction to hearing Shelley isn’t coming.

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It’s pictures like these that remind me that David’s just a regular guy living his maybe not so regular life but that everything doesn’t grind to a halt when he walks into a room, he’s just like us in many ways and wants to live a good, quiet life, just like we do, and not always be the centre of attention, even though his talent and charisma push him up on that pedestal at times. #deepthoughts

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Real-life applications for @DavidArchie’s roping skillz

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Dealing with fans who try to haul him off the stage during Touch My Hand.

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Making a subtle first move when that lightbulb inside David turns on.

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Testing spaghetti to make sure it’s ready.

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Straightening out the garden hose.

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Bringing back the Michael Jackson one-glove look.

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Contemplating becoming a vegetarian.

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If he sees Kara DioGuardi take the Idol stage ever again.

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“Kari, quick, another ‘Numb’ youTube popped up!”

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Amazing gifs by the amazing @rhiminee: http://rhiminee.tumblr.com
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Have I missed any???:)

 

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@DavidArchie Redeemer Recap from the lovely and amazing Taterzen

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What could be better than David? um, two Davids?? (Photos: Kaitlyn Rose DeNoble)

Revival Survival

I have been processing my Redeemer Concert experience in Nampa for the last couple of days; and while it may not be the best idea to begin any kind of recap with religious overtones, I need to clarify my perspective.

First, I have never been to a religious revival, and this was definitely that. Also, country music is not my favorite flavor on the music genre menu. It can be a little cloying for my taste, even though there are several county songs and a few country artists I enjoy. To be honest, three things got me to that concert: 1) the tickets were free; 2) the venue was 20 minutes away; but best of all, 3) David Archuleta was on the program.

Like 99% of those who were at the show, I am a practicing Christian. I attend church every Sunday, but our worship service (Sacrament Meeting) is rather staid and solemn, except for the intermittent noise from children because it is very much a family affair. We also worship with music, a lot of music, meaning a choir or a selection of congregational hymns with an organ accompaniment, but nary a hint of a band.

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My sweet daughter-in-law, who has given birth to half of our eighteen grandchildren, took two-thirds of her brood to the matinee performance. I was anxious to get her report. I always want every soul within earshot of David’s voice to come away with undying appreciation and admiration for his talent and charismatic self. Is that too much to ask? Of course not.

To my relief and total satisfaction, they all had a great time and noted that David received the loudest and most enthusiastic reception of all, which included my smartly trained grandchildren participating in that welcome. It was also noted that David probably gained new fans with his appearance alone, and he certainly did not disappoint with his music. Daughter-in-law remarked that his distinctive voice “cut through everything going on” during his songs. While I try to resist feeling a little smug about these kinds of reports, there are times when it just can’t be helped.

A few quick hours later, it was my turn. My husband and I filled up the SUV with a couple of friends and a grandkid band of merry teenagers. Happiest carpooling ever. We arrived early and waited for my “inside connection who shall remain nameless” to arrive with four tickets to seats on the main floor, close to the stage. The teenagers scattered with their tickets to find the best seats they could, and they did well. Meanwhile, the rest of us sauntered into the VIP section, pretending we had enough sophisticated wherewithal to look like we belonged there. As my fellow David concert goers know, I am all about reserved seating, and the kindest gesture of all in this massive general admission crowd was the offer of assigned floor seats. My bad back is still thanking you.

Screen Shot 2016-07-12 at 10.36.23 PM.pngThe concert began rather quietly with a young woman who accompanied herself at the piano while she sang the national anthem. I wish I could remember her name because she had a very pleasant voice; but the arrangement was so unusual, I almost missed the melody when it happened. That calm moment didn’t last long. The other musicians took their places and began the show with a religious fervor heretofore unbeknownst to me; however, it didn’t take long to get into the spirit of the celebration.

Because the band members and the solo artists were LDS, I fully expected the majority of the crowd to be the same. That was not the case, and I would go so far as to say that every Christian denomination in the area was generously represented that night. The Nashville Tribute Band (NTB) used biblical scripture and songs to tell the stories from their Redeemer album, and the crowd definitely felt more unity than difference. After all that has been in the news of late, it was a welcome comfort.

David Archuleta did not appear until the end of the program, something I was told to expect; but there were several nice solos along the way by Marie Osmond, Alex Boyé, and from the band, including a beautiful number from NTB member, Chad Truman, who has a terrific singing voice and who also works as David’s keyboardist. Talent galore on that stage.

I have to admit that I was completely ignorant about proper revival etiquette, so I took my cues from the friendly and charming Baptist couple sitting next to me who knew exactly what to do. They were into it with every number, singing along, taking pictures, and totally camera ready for David Archuleta to appear.

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“Staring through windows at my own reflection, how can a window encompass perfection, and IIIIIII…..” (sorry, couldn’t resist)

His awaited entrance was accompanied by sustained applause and cheering, the loudest of the night. He looked more manly than boyish in his quasi-Western getup, an excellent choice, as I immediately heard a couple of remarks about him looking older now. David would have liked that. Cute Baptist couple was capturing every minute.

Marie Osmond had more costume changes than David had songs to sing, but he made up for it with his performance. There were plenty of “big notes” in this concert, a staple in revival singing perhaps, but David can belt it with the best of them and still have that unique tone that captures immediate attention. His “Glorious” was indeed glorious, and his “When the Son of Man Comes Again” was a fantastic finale. A wow moment.

A more personal highlight of the evening was the variety of positive responses from friends, most of them going to the concert for reasons I mentioned before: free tickets at a nearby venue. It is true that my friends cannot escape the fact that I am a forever fan of David Archuleta. There is no escape from my persistent prattling promotion. Perhaps they tolerate it because I am their friend, but few of them follow David on their own. When I heard their post-concert comments, like “So good!” “Powerful voice.” “He just grabs your attention.”, etc., it felt like an extra payday. I love it when I’m right.

One last thought about my revival survival, a revisited realization really: David Archuleta seems to do it all, and there is more to come. Some of it will be surprising. Aren’t you glad you’re still on the bandwagon? Me too.

~Tater/Zen

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Check out these amazing photos by Fabiana Beatriz. More here.

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David’s Periscope:

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More amazing photos here.

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Because, yes.

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#bootschuleta

“riding horses”??! “sharing musical talents”??? Hello. Periscope, please.:)

(thx. to Taterzen & Tina’s awesome tumblr for the heads up. And if anyone can tell me where to buy those boots, I will give you my entire pebble collection.)

Oh, AND this shirt.:)

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And in case you need the full footwear picture (which, of course, I do)….

At this morning's media breakfast. I'm blessed to know and love these people!

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It amuses me that David needed a nametag… people, people, people.

high kicks all around! #darrellkingdoingthings

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You all thought it would never happen 😘 but for reals, he's the nicest! See ya all at the concert!

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(I so needed this smile today.)

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How awesome is this @DavidArchie article?!?

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pjimage-7-1Though American Idol had finished the entire series from its last idol Trent Harmon. The persuasion to stop, however, did not cut hopes for fans. Some bear witness to the continuous career of idols that had shared their inspiring journey in the competition. For Season 7 finalist David Archuleta, the stage is still open. He had recently introduced a cover song he dedicated for the 4th of July.

His own rendition of God Bless the U.S.Aby Lee Greenwood had moved a lot of followers. His compelling, heartfelt and soulful rendition gives proper respect to the Independence day.

David Archuleta had this to mention:

‘Im grateful to live in a land where so many milestones have been set for this world’s generation. Grateful that the men who founded this country prioritized establishing it on God, Liberty, and Religious Freedom. Thank you to all those who have fought for the rights we have today!’, sources DavidArchuleta.

The cover song was taken from last month’s performance at Hart Auditorium in Rexburg, Idaho. Archuleta only got the chance to post the video on the day itself, Ricky.org reports.

But with the great music coming from the artist, it’s only a matter of time until fans ask the question. When will the 25-year old David Archuleta release another album?

A resounding ‘yes’ is what sources say. It appears that the artist has been working on the right blend of songs and music for a comeback. The artists intends to have it released for the public this 2016.

With this exciting update, expect that the American Idol will change his image from sweet to the mature. The growing artist started his journey when he was 16 years old and he’s still undergoing a lot of changes for the better. Fans are surely waiting to see more of him in the future and hopes that this new buzz will open doors for him.

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Awesome move by Team A.! More live YouTubes, please!:)

I’m not American, nor a fan of country music but love David’s voice on this song (yes, every song, okay, fine…) but also love how they captured the crowd reaction and David’s passion and own personal fireworks, baby!:)

Great buzz for this so far: The youtube is already at almost 8K 8,015 views, FB 92K 97K views, IG 20K 21.1K views. Woooot!

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Quick poll: So do you think he’ll do more of these?? 
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Is this cute, or what? … “David” *sniff*, not “Archie” … he be all grown up now.

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Happy Canada Day, @DavidArchie fans!

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Okay, you knew I was going to post that picture, right?:):):)

Seriously though, gotta say, I love living here in the True North Strong and Free. I love what Canada stands for … inclusiveness, tolerance, cooperation, understanding, peace, and most of all, our love-hate relationship with winter.

Plus, we have great taste in music. Just sayin’…

Can’t believe this was 8 years ago, yikes… but David, please know, if you came back and did a show here, all these people would flock out in droves again to see you, I just know they would. It was INSANE before (and after) the Idol show here and I’d venture a guess that 95.6% of those fans were there to see our David.


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How creepy is it that I remember that the security guy with the white beard was named Ray? hahahaha

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“New York’s pretty cool too” … he keeeeels me

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Fast-forward toooooooo, Lethbridge….

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HAPPY CANADA DAY, Y’ALL!!!!!

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So, what do you love most about Canada? (Please limit yourself to a list of the top 25 things.:) )

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JUST IN TIME FOR CANADA DAY!

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FROM THE MAN HIMSELF!!!! NEW MUSIC!!!! SHOWS!!!!! *CUE MORE FIREWORKS*

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@DavidArchie album cover leak! (not really)

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Seriously though, David is magic. And I have proof.

This morning, I was late to work but when his BSMS came on my iPod, I had to sit on a bench in the lobby of our building (which happens to be the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation headquarters), because I needed to hear it.

Then, I looked up and saw the one and only Mr. Gregory Porter at the security desk.

Okay, you’re probably saying “Who the heck is that?”

Well, he just happens to be one of the best singers out there and I’m going to his concert tonight at the Toronto Jazz Festival.

Normally, I would be too shy to say anything but I was so happy to see him and I still had David ringing in my ears, so I walked over, said “Excuse me, I just wanted to tell you that I love your music and I’m going to your concert tonight.” Then off I went to wait for my elevator.

Here’s a sample…

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#TeamThunderbirdsHair

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“Commander Williams to base. Will our F-16 withstand the sun-searing cuteness of The Archuleta in a flight suit? Come in, Houston. Do you copy??”

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“Heh. Heh. Not likely.”

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“Wait, wut?? I shouldn’t have had those enchiladas??”
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“So you guarantee that thing will not mess my perfect hair? Cool.”
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Back soon!

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Hey guys, sorry I’ve been AWOL, and will be for a while longer. Family stuff but I won’t bore you with the details, because I’m sure you have your own. As the man himself says, “Everybody Hurts.”

Not the best timing with everything getting pretty exciting, but there you go.

Take good care, hug your loved ones, and I will be back as soon as I can to spazz with y’all.:)

LOVE YOU GUYS!!!!!!

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