Play that funky vinyl, D boi!

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I, personally, am MUCH too young to remember “big size albums” and absolutely 100% don’t still have the Consumers Distributing turntable on which some people played Jackson Browne and Linda Ronstadt and Poco albums (both sides) nonstop and obnoxiously sang along at full blast to get over that jerk in Russell House who only danced with your roommate for the ENTIRE frosh party.

No, not me.

But I have heard through the grapevine that EVERYTHING sounds better on vinyl so I can only imagine (see what I did there? heh) how mind-blowing a Postcards in the Sky vinyl will be.

If you’ve already picked one up at a show… please share how amazing it is!

And praise be that it will be available on the OS!!! IT’S LIKE CHRISTMAS IN JULY!!!!!!

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Watching David open a vinyl album like it’s some ancient artifact from prehistoric times was well, hiLARious… but seeing his enthusiasm over such a retro, hipster throwback absolutely made my day.

It also made my day that he’s “just checking in” every now and then… no more, no less… just checking in… LOVE IT!!!!

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A lovely fan friend who shall remain nameless sent me these very true words (hope she doesn’t mind me sharing πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ ):

Sat here thinking….right now in the old days maybe he’d still be “waiting for clearance from the big guys” to decide if “vinyl was a good investment…good idea…doing market research first”…instead….boy is FREE free freeeeeee to be as happy as he is in this little ole ADORABLE (did I mention that?) IG post!

SOOOOOO, WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK??!!! AND HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU WATCHED THE VIDEOOOOOO?? πŸ™‚

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I thought this tweet was appropriate for this post. πŸ™‚

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How awesome was this?!?

Nighttime vibes. #imready – @bryanadams

A post shared by David Archuleta (@davidarchie) on

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Did it remind anyone else of this? πŸ™‚

πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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Wish you could read everyone’s mind in this picture?

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Now you can, with our handy SnowAngelz app! Read on!

Sister #1: “When is David Cook getting here?”

Sister #2: “Yes! I won rock-paper-scissors to stand beside The Archuleta. Score!”

David: “Oooo, I spy the lunch table!”

Sister #4: “What a tall young man, he must play basketball!”

Sister #5: “I don’t wanna feel Nuuuummmmb”

Sister #6: “Can we keep him?”

Sister #7: “Am I crazy or fallin’ in… no, wait.”

Sister #8: “Cute kid. Who is he, again?”

Sister #9: “He smells like sunshine and waterfalls and unicorn dander.”

Sister #10: “These Sister Act 3 rehearsals are DA BOMB DOT COM!!!!!!”

How about you guys?? What do you think they might all be thinking? πŸ™‚

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Happy Canada Day, @DavidArchie peeps!

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“HAPPY BIRTHDAY! BONNE FÊTE! O CANADA!!!”

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To celebrate Canada’s birthday, July 1st, in splendiferous David style, here are all the Canadian songwriters David has honoured with his incredible voice… have I missed anyone??

Gordon Lightfoot

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Alessia Cara (he ROCKS this, my faaaaaaave)

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Leonard Cohen

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Sarah McLachlan

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Bryan Adams

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Justin Bieber

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Carly Rae Jepsen

Happy Celebrating, everyone! Go do something Canadian this holiday weekend! Hug a moose! Eat a butter tart! Say sorry! Welcome a refugee! Play street hockey! Or just kick back and chill!

Love and peace to one and all, eh!!!!

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@DavidArchie slays Sandy… in shorts!

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More amazing photos and video clips HERE.

Home-state crowds and open-air amphitheatres are clearly a magical combination for David.

Watch these two vids alone if you need proof:

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oh and these too… basically the whole show πŸ™‚
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Beautiful, very emotional Numb!


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Holy Dancey McDancerston! (check out his disco hand motions at about 2:57, love!)

. AND WHO ELSE IS EXCITED TO GET A VINYL ALBUM????!!!!! Music ALWAYS sounds better on vinyl, trust me!

 

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IS THIS HORSE NOT EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US??!

… except (in my case) with better hair πŸ™‚

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love the llama… he’s like, “meh, I voted for Cook” πŸ˜†
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Sorry, couldn’t resist πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

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Olympia revisited… because I can

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With all the excitement and amazingness of the Pacific Northwest leg of David’s tour, I forgot to actually post my Olympia videos here. AND THEY ARE AWESOME IF I DO SAY SO MYSELF!

Not because my videos are awesome but because that whole show was something special. It happened a mere couple of hours after David’s, ahem, revelatory insta post and I don’t know if that freed him up to let loose and be especially amazing but that’s what happened. Plus, the crowd was so enthusiastic and loving and he just fed off of that. PLUS, maybe some of the best acoustics I’ve ever experienced.

So for anyone who’s interested, please enjoy!!!

[in order of performance]

Spotlight Down… so much feeling… just remember what happened that afternoon

I’m Ready... the applause at the beginning was for David’s heartfelt introduction (which, of course, I didn’t record πŸ˜₯ ) but it shows you how awesome the crowd was and how they showed him so much love. *sniff*

Thunder... I swear he rocked this even more than usual but it’s hard to tell because I was FEELING it! (Sorry for the cinema veritΓ© camera shakiness πŸ™‚ )

Someone to Love… why oh why did I not leave the video running to catch David and Desmond and Jay nodding and thumbs-upping each other afterwards because they all felt how amazing this was! Soulful gahroovitude at its finest!

Other Things in Sight... same thing happened after this one… soooooooooo good!

Numb… SO much feeling, such an amazing song… wowed me all over again!

Intro to Beautiful... no shuffling, no rustling, just 100% rapt, mesmerized attention to every word. Amazing. (I am so sorry I didn’t get Scars but I love it too much and rock out too much to have been able to hold … well, anything… my arms were literally in the air like I just didn’t care… apologies!)

[EDIT… oh wait, the lovely Stephany caught it!!!!]

Greatest Showman Medley... everybody sang along, so cool

Postcards in the Sky… this song is life, I love it so…

Aiming for Hope... I openly sobbed all the way through this, I just hope you can’t hear it on the vid… heartbreakingly beautiful.

I Could Only Imagine… tears again… incredible… actual gasps from the crowd

Crush... and there was one… see next vid πŸ™‚

Post Crush crush... love this!!!

(Note: Probably the lovely & amazing Shelley’s pic up top because she is lovely and amazing.)

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Dare you to find a thread better than this thread. πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

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Get fab abs with ARCHIECISE!

Screen Shot 2018-05-31 at 6.37.47 PM.pngYou may have heard of “Beyoncercise” and “Rihannacise“… exercise classes inspired by those iconic singers’ moves… well, now we have… ARCHIECISE!

Let’s get you started on the latest fitness craze to hit the fandom since PX90!

Pull on that Invincible T-shirt, hydrate with Fiji water, and push play on those Groove Songs!

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Move 1: The Boomerang

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Grab one of your 18364380 copies of Postcards in the Sky, hold firmly with two hands and move through the air like you just don’t care.

Move 2: The Target

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Find a wide-open space in your favourite department store, shoo away any actual shoppers, and stretch out your leg and torso muscles on the left, then the right. Beware carpet burns… and store security.

Move 3: The Hopscotch aka The So-Adorbs-It-Might-Just-Kill-You

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Find yourself an oh-so-flattering yellow vest and some charming young folks and hop your way to total ArchuFitness! (Pro tip: Holding a cap in your hand improves balance.)

Move 4: The Point

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I don’t know about you but I mumble the Lord’s name in every workout… usually just before I pass out. This move is perfect for stretching, warming up, cooling down or pointing out a spot on the ceiling where someone flung their gum. Do 10 reps of 5 each side… and if you’re really limber, try it with your feet.

Move 5: The Wind Tunnel

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Head on over to your friendly neighbourhood wind turbine, stand in front of it and try not to be blown out into the ozone. Great core workout.

Move 6: The “Not a yes sir, not a follower…have a seat in the foyer, take a number”

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Get your Thunder thighs in shape with these signature moves… and if you don’t know them by heart already after hitting replay on every Thunder video known to man, shoo, be gone, leave your fan card at the door. Pfffffft.

Move 7: The Plank

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This is a tough one, designed to “kick your little booty,” to quote the man himself. (Cap and plaid shirt optional.)

Move 8: The “OMG I Can’t Believe He Just Did That!”

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You need the perfect shoes for this one… and the graceful elegance of a gazelle. May the force be with you.

Move 9: The Signature Twirl

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If you’re afraid of either parachutes or airplanes… or are an actual ballerina dancing on a wire… I’d avoid this move. If you do try it, keep away from stairs and airport lounges.

Move 10: The Up All Night

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You will be up all night … in pain… if you don’t do some warmups before trying this advanced level move. Ideal for workout studios on groovy rooftops with a group of super friendly strangers.

Move 11: The Viking

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Get your groove… and your viking helmet… on for this fun move targeting the gluteous maximus ….and minimus. Fling those hair flips to feel the burn… make sure there’s no one behind you.

Move 12: The Elevator

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My personal favourite, eh. πŸ™‚ Pretend you’re alone dancing in the elevator of life and just go with the flow till you’re feet are back on the grouuuuuund. A+ cardio.

Move 13: The “Kill Me Now With This Cuteness”

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Great upper body workout, this move is simply πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—. (If your cheeks hurt from smiling, ice every 20 minutes.)

Move 14: The Extreme Hunkerdown… like, right down

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Yoga mat and knee pads required. Do NOT try this on a giant exercise ball.

Move 15:Β  The Salsa… TRY AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!!

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WARNING: For professional Archieciser Instructors or Advanced Trainees only! May cause muscle pulls, vertigo, alopecia, and severe concert withdrawal. YOU HAVE BEEN DULY WARNED!!!!

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Final Master Class
Try these moves… if you dare! πŸ™‚

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How about you guys?? Which ones have you tried so far? Seen any results?

Top pic source.

Gifs mostly from the lovely and amazing Tina.

 

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Happy Victoria Day weekend, fellow Canucks!

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Riches in Richland: The lovely and amazing Awestruck’s recap

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Hubby said to me, after each of the shows we saw in Washington State: β€œThis is the best concert David’s had!”

How does he keep re-inventing the same concert on tour, making it different each time, with his voice, his words, and his joy in his music and his Light?

Light because he makes me smile when I see him, cry when I hear him sing, remain attentive to his stories…

What we all know from attending a concert live or virtually is that David has found his way – and it shows!

His comfort level is apparent from his body language to his now β€œpolished” (hubby again) rambling. His emotion within a song has reached a new level – how this happened was totally unexpected by me, I could never have imagined it possible. I think it is because he is allowing himself to share his messages/stories with the audience with complete honesty and openness.

The Richmond VIP (of about 35 people) was composed of mostly first timers, which was awesome – most of which had not seen David live before (I asked a lot of people this question, lol).

Yes, he is going to do a Christian/Faith Base/Gospel album – in answer to my question. (!!!!!) When asked about the background of Cracks of Heaven and why he doesn’t sing it in concert – David replied that it was written about the stages a person goes through when they lose someone – he did not give a personal example – and also said that there are 16 songs on the album and he couldn’t possibly sing them all…

Here are a couple of beautifulsoulxxx’s VIP videos (thank you!!!):

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The concert itself.

Richland was electric! I have no new adjective with which to describe the way David sings.

The audience at this sold-out, 1,400-seat auditorium showed David some LOVE, let me tell you! Clapping, dancing, singing, cell-phone-light waving, arm/body swaying, cheering, quiet as church mice during Story Time… appreciative in all ways possible throughout the show as David wove a spell over everyone.

He brilliantly encored with Glorious and Crush. High-fiving his way back and forth across the stage until he finally left the stage – after 2 solid hours of giving ALL of himself.

I am so glad I encouraged this young gal seated in front of us to go stand right up at the stage during Crush. The joy on her face after he touched her hand was priceless. πŸ™‚

I AM truly IN AWE of this young man.

Hubby and I took the opportunity to talk with Desmond (bass), Jay (drums) and Nick (guitar) after the show.

We told them that they were grooving along with David (at one point they were all doing the same side-to-side step together and the crowd went wild!) and that he seemed to really respond to their energy.

We thanked them for supporting David. Comments back were: “David is fun to work with,” “We are here to support David,” “We need a choreographer,” πŸ™‚ “His voice is the purest I’ve ever worked with,” “He wants to tell his story and is happy when people take inspiration from them,” “He is honest and real”… very cool to get their perspective.

~ Awestruck

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Some awesome clips here, scroll through!

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Full disclosure: The picture up top isn’t from Richland, it’s Shelley’s from Mesa but I just think it’s an awesome shot! πŸ™‚

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Deb here… just had to share that I put a clip of Aiming for Hope (from Olympia) on Instagram and a friend of mine from “real life” πŸ™‚ commented: “I remember this guy from Idol. He can really sing. Pure talent” ❀ ❀ ❀
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Aaaaaaand… who’s excited for this song/video???!!! … featuring my fave of his shoes! πŸ™‚

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