He was born a ramblin’ man

True story: This afternoon I snuck a peek at David Archuleta’s vlog at the office as soon as it was posted, then right after had to attend an all-company staff meeting. The first part of the meeting was a deathly boring profit-loss presentation.

Then, the president of the company, who’s NEVER called on me once during one of these meetings, decided to address me directly… meanwhile, I had completely zoned out ’cause I was replaying the vlog in my head.

There was this awkward silence that seemed to go on for all eternity as 70 pairs of eyes turned to me for my response to his question. All I could think of was “wackety wack” (don’t worry, I kept that to myself). Thank goodness he took pity on me and repeated his question.

Note to self: Never watch a David vlog before a meeting … or operating heavy machinery!

I don’t know about you, but this was my favourite (non-Toronto 🙂 ) vlog so far. (Although the “mirror mirror on the wall” one is a close second.) Why? Let me count the ways.

Credit: Snarky Archies

1) It was long. Ramble away ramblin’ man.

2) It had David in it…. seriously though, do you need much more than that?

3) The hair’s in a good place.

4) He looks more grown-up, more self-assured. Like his own older brother or something.

5) LOVE the way he says his friend’s name, “Joy.” Want that as my ring tone! lol

6) Had to laugh at the way he basically told us (in his own Davidish way) that he doesn’t want to get the Fanatic Fan Teen Choice Award. Been there, won that.

7) He seemed so, so …  so happy! Not giggly, bouncy David happy, but deep-down-to-your-toes I-know-I’m-on-the-right-path-and-please-come-along-with-me-because-I-want-to-share-it-all-with-you-guys happy. You know?

8 ) Selfishly, it made me feel special. Every word he said made me feel appreciated and valued for doing something I couldn’t help even if I tried — supporting and cheering on this incredible guy. It reminded me of why I do this, and made me proud to be a fan of someone so genuine and real and true blue.

Credit: Snarky Archies

9) Loved that he made reference to our “job” and his: “Just wanted to let you guys know how much I appreciate what you do and it just makes me want to work hard to do what I do.”

10) Best. Ending. Ever. “I’m feelin’ really good about things. Life is good. And God is good. And you guys are great. So. I’ll talk to you guys later.” *waves*

So what did you guys think? (I won’t ask how many times you watched it!) Fave parts? How do you feel after watching David’s vlogs?

P.S. I’m also sooooo intrigued with the Power Balance Silicone Wristband he was wearing. According to amazon.com, it uses “Performance technology that uses holograms embedded with frequencies that react positively with your body’s natural energy field. When the hologram comes in contact with your bodys energy field, it allows your body to interact with the natural, beneficial frequency stored within the hologram resulting in improved energy flow throughout your body. Helps promote balance, strength, and flexibility.

Holograms? Energy fields? Oh my heck, he IS a superhero!

P.P.S. Embe, the screen cap of the 1st two secs up top is just for you. lol

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72 Responses to He was born a ramblin’ man

  1. refnaf says:

    Best. Vlog. Ever.
    No time to say much, I am off to work but will be baaack! Have a great day!
    Life is good, God is good, and you guys are great!

  2. happy says:

    just logged on to return to yesterday’s post and saw this new one. …. no time to read or hang out here now either but just wanted to say “hi and hugs” to all you snowangelz bloggers and commenters and to echo the wisdom of “Life is good, God is good, and you guys are great!” 🙂

    PS… how can you not love this kid?!

  3. SandyBeaches says:

    Tofan…It was so easy to visualize you at your business meeting and we can all identify how you were thinking. Keep track of everything like I am sure you are and write a David fan book sometime!! IAS…

    David’s vlog is the cream of the vlog crop, you know what I mean. It is full of wonderful conversation that is creating a closeness with his fans. #1-10 loved it.

    SB

  4. SandyBeaches says:

    In keeping the chant going…

    ‘Life is good, God is good, and you guys are great” 😉

    SB

  5. TOfan says:

    Bringing this over from the end of the last thread:

    From silverfox: {{{hugs to you btw}}}

    I know it’s late, but I just had to say….
    David’s vlog makes everything come into focus for me. When life gets blurry, there he is, making it clear…that life is good or as good as we want it to be. It’s all in us, how we determine the path we take. Either we wallow in self pity while lamenting “woe is me” or we can be thankful for the good in our lives even when it seems there’s not much good at any given moment.

    David is a “GOOD” in my life. He makes me smile, sometimes makes me laugh..out loud too! He is like a cool breeze in this sweltering heat wave that seems to be never ending.
    I am happy David is doing what he feels he must to make sure his album is the best it can be. However long it takes, we will be waiting. I was very happy when he said “HE” was in the process of choosing the songs for the album. That tells me HE is in control of the direction of the album.

    He will not be compromised. He will not be deterred from his standards & goals. Whether the album is gold or platinum seems to be of no consequence to David as long as “The Other Side Of Down” reflects who he is & what he thinks & believes.

    He deserves to take a break this weekend & I hope he gets to go home. But whatever he does, I hope he has a great time!

    Good night David. Thank you for all you do & who you are. God bless you & keep you safe always.

    Good night sweet Snow Angelz!!

    Boy, did I go “off topic” up there! Sorry! I was just so giddy about David’s vlog!
    I really just wanted to say something to Kizzi….
    I just love you & how you say what I wish I had the words, not to mention the courage to say. Thank you!

    Happy!! Miss you so much!

    • happy says:

      SF!!!!! ((((big hugs)))))

      “David’s vlog makes everything come into focus for me. When life gets blurry, there he is, making it clear…that life is good or as good as we want it to be. It’s all in us, how we determine the path we take. Either we wallow in self pity while lamenting “woe is me” or we can be thankful for the good in our lives even when it seems there’s not much good at any given moment.”

      a beautiful articulation of how one person can be a vessel of grace for another… you’ve made me smile (and laugh out loud)… and I thank you for that 🙂

  6. Marylee says:

    Tofan: Wish I had been a fly on the wall at your meeting…kudos to your boss for re-asking the question..lol

    “Life is good..God is good..and you guys are great”

    ~ that says it all for me..that’s all I needed to hear from this sweet genuine person who I adore with all my heart.

  7. cathy says:

    “It reminded me of why I do this, and made me proud to be a fan of someone so genuine and real and true blue.”

    Exactly! THIS was my favorite vlog, too, because, more than ever before, he made me feel like I really am a truly valued and appreciated part of his work and career.

    Your experience at work, after watching part of the vlog, is hilarious! Thanks for sharing!

  8. awestruck says:

    Well yesterday it really bothered me (sound familiar peppertara?) that it came across to me that David seemed to be apologetic in this vlog…

    today TOfan has made me see the HAPPY “Not giggly, bouncy David happy, but deep-down-to-your-toes I-know-I’m-on-the-right-path-and-please-come-along-with-me-because-I-want-to-share-it-all-with-you-guys happy” love that TOfan.

    “Selfishly, it made me feel special. Every word he said made me feel appreciated and valued for doing something I couldn’t help even if I tried” – something I couldn’t help even if I tried hahahaha
    uh, yeah!

    Besides the little ‘helicopter wackedy wack, wackedy wack, wackedy wack distraction’ …

    David is just being David and man does he pack a wackedy wack load of information on so MANY topics into one vlog that it is mind boggling!

  9. Joner says:

    Deb, I think I may have one-upped ya!

    When I went home for lunch yesterday I knew that David was working on getting the Vlog up (sleuths on Twitter FTW!!) and also knew it was going to be 7 minutes long, so my mind was occupied with thoughts of what he would be telling us.

    Anywho….I always water the plants in my yard at lunchtime. I filled up my sprinkling can several times, watered the plants then…forgot to turn the hose off!! It was running ALL afternoon long, draining in the direction of our neighbor’s house…the neighbors that have sandbags around their window wells from flooding they got during the storms last weekend! 😯

    My husband came home and was like, “Do I hear water running??” and I was like OMG!!!!! 😮

    Everything turned out OK, but I felt like a total space cadet (from the planet Archuleta)! 😆

  10. pastel says:

    Lovely vlog and perfect deconstruct Deb.

    Deb…I’m sure the big boss thought that serene look on your face, that calm/happy expression you had was all related to the Q2 performance data. Let him think that.

    We all need to take a dose of David on the ipod (or for those who can access internet, a vlog such as this) before a rough meeting, a tough performance talk with your staff or an anticipated talking-to from your boss or colleague. It works. Nothing in the business world seems as mission-critical anymore. After listening to David, I even LAUGH at the term mission-critical. Mission critical for David is the right fit of songs, or making a fan happy, or hanging with friends and family, or finding that elusive avocado popsicle.

    David helps to smooth out the rough edges in everyday life…as SILVERFOX said so well!

    • TOfan says:

      {{{hugs}}}
      You are so right! “David helps to smooth out the rough edges in everyday life…as SILVERFOX said so well!”

      And we know what “mission critical” means for us Canuck Archies, eh? 🙂

  11. TOfan says:

    bahahahahahahahahaha, Joner! That just about made me spit coffee all over my keyboard, I literally laughed out loud… with you of course!

    😆 😆 😆

    Cheers to all fellow space cadets on Planet Archuleta! (love that!)

    Oh and the lovely Janey sent me THIS LINK with more info on that SuperHero bracelet. It’s called an “Equalibryum” & some eagle-eyed fans spotted the end of the brand name (the “yum” part) in the vlog. Absolutely. No. Comment. 😉

  12. ai lyn says:

    ^hahah that’s a funny story. xD

    My first thoughts after the blog ended, “BEST VLOG EVER!”
    I agree with everything that’s been said by everyone, (and great blog post TOfan!), like about David’s evident happiness and ahhh I’m so glad for him, that he’s getting a lot more say in this new album and video and everything!
    and that little David speech on how he doesn’t need a fanatic fan award because he knows we’re there for him.
    best ending ever too. 😀 and perfect spacey-david moments. haha. oh dear I’m fangirling.

  13. rox says:

    How his eyes light up when he talks about time with family, how he is anxious in a good way to bear his soul even more through his new album, how he doesn’t need an award to know how things really are, how curious he is about life & easily distracted by parachutes & airplanes, helicopters, and elevated cats; how he is sunshine. How does he do it?…thanks for your fun post 🙂

  14. kait1159 says:

    I can’t add anything to this conversation except a big heck yeah to all of it.

  15. embe says:

    OH GOSH TOfan!!! YOU made me feel so special ❤ ❤ I don't think I've ever been acknowledged like this 😀 Thank youuuu ❤ The screencap… I've joined my dogs – there are now three of us sitting in a row, panting and drooling.

    Yes, this was indeed the best vlog ever. The beginning was obviously my favorite *ahem*. But David's smile and his profile and the little chuckles and the helicopter and the sharp inhalation near the end when he remembered how Daniel hung out with him… Pure awesome love that boy is. I'd so marry him if he asked, you know.

  16. joymus says:

    Hi Tofan,
    Somehow I don’t think I have ever been able to post before – so hope this goes through.

    Your deconstruct is so much fun to read!!. In the reading of numerous comments around the fandom everyone seems touched by David’s words of appreciation to his fans. We know we work hard for him and last week many of us felt abused by Jive for seemingly letting the single freefall after we gave it such a strong start. Everything we do for David is an absolute pleasure but how nice to know that our efforts are always recognized in meaningful ways by David. So yes – This is the best Vlog EVA!!

    *Waves to Happy and SF!*

    • TOfan says:

      {{{Joymus!!!}}}
      Welcome!!!
      Yes, the future seems bright indeed! I have a feeling moving the album release date to Oct. 5th will give the single time to gain steam (as it’s doing slowly but very steadily) and will be a better date for TOSOD to generate ton o’ buzz!

    • happy says:

      Joymus!!!! a happy wave to you!! how have you been? well I hope. …((hugs)) 🙂

    • refnaf says:

      Glad you could get logged in joymus **waves**

  17. lisa says:

    hi all…yup good vlog, i also can’t wait for the SBL vid. and NO david we have not forgotten about you!
    btw i have a silicone balance digital watchband, very euro trendy right now, they are all over in Europe. don’t know if it really does anything but keep time though, lol.

  18. peppertara says:

    I have to agree, this has to be one of the best vlogs from David. A happy, confident, more mature and as always, a very appreciative David. Absolutely love the ending too, keeps running through my head. What a beautiful and rare individual.
    Tugged at my heart a bit when he mentioned being forgotten (said it with a smile however). Was very happy though to hear David say even if he doesn’t get an award, his fans will still be there. I am so glad that he does know that! Really want him to know that. Think he really misses touring and the next one will be one big joyful experience, I’m sure.
    Embes comment made me laugh and I can understand of course accepting a marriage proposal if he asked! Except in my case….I would so take him in as my son or grandson (not fussy) if he asked.
    TOfan thanks for a great commentary on such a wondeful vlog.
    The bracelet sounds interesting….have heard about them before. Didnt know David wore one. Wonder if the sales will suddenly go up!

    • TOfan says:

      “Was very happy though to hear David say even if he doesn’t get an award, his fans will still be there. I am so glad that he does know that! Really want him to know that.” Me too, peppertara! Was SO happy to hear that he knows that! 🙂

  19. TOfan says:

    Shanny in Australia just posted this at the end of the last thread, so I’m bringing it over for all to enjoy:

    ToFan, I really enjoyed your thoughts! Thanks so much. And it sure is an interesting question you posed.

    What I want from David ranges from, simply
    ‘To be happy’ all the way through to ‘David being my best buddy and coming over and hanging out with me regularly’. lol

    I can’t control any of that, so I choose to just pray for him and love him and be grateful for anything he gives us. As simple as that.

    Sometimes I do feel a little sorry for myself because I live in Australia and I really want to hear him live and to speak to him in person. But once again, I can’t control any of that, so I just go back to praying for him and loving him.

    In all reality, I actually feel quite spoilt for how much we do get from him. I feel like I have an understanding of who David is, and that to me is priceless. What other celebrity is so real with his fans?!

    Yes, I love to get together with other fans online and discuss this and that and the why and the when, to squeee and to joke and to generally be goofy. Mostly I think we’re all just having fun, getting together and playing it all up a bit. It gives us something to do while we wait for the next offering. lol

    Yes, there are the occasional annoying and disrespectful comments but considering how much chatter there is online about David, it is only a very small portion.

    I know David said in his book that he found the fan experiences a little crazy at times – but that is fame. I’m sure it sucks a lot of the time but at other times, I’m sure it is exhilarating and fun – just like David said in his latest vlog – he can’t wait to interact with the fans again.

    Like you said ToFan in your post – we all wish he could have a normal teenage life and still win Grammy’s. Unfortunately, it ain’t the nature of the beast. I think David has accepted it mostly, perhaps it is us fans who have to catch up now?David himself said in his last vlog, that our excitement keeps him excited.

    Why do we feel a need to criticize the fanworld so much? I personally don’t get it. Are we taking ourselves too seriously perhaps? Or am I just cold hearted? lol ~shrugs~

  20. awestruck says:

    Shanny in Australia – you said “Yes, I love to get together with other fans online and discuss this and that and the why and the when, to squeee and to joke and to generally be goofy. Mostly I think we’re all just having fun, getting together and playing it all up a bit. It gives us something to do while we wait for the next offering. lol”

    you have come to the right place, welcome!

    I enjoyed reading your thoughts, brings me a sense of calm somehow…

  21. emmegirl says:

    Tofan, lol! I was thinking the same thing as pastel, boss must have called on you because you had a huge grin on your face and he thought you were enjoying the P&L report!

    Joner, lol… it’s called “vlog fog!” I was afflicted myself.

    The hair, the smile, the charm, the sincerity, the gratefulness, the joy…. all radiating from a more confident, mature David.

    And on the subject of the top pic, that jawline is lethal.

  22. embe says:

    YAY! I may not be as pathetic as I thought, ’cause my article got published on SoulDavid 🙂

    http://souldavid.wordpress.com/2010/07/31/in-pieces-fan-love-series-2/

  23. beebee says:

    omyHECKonaSTICK! I’ll NEVAH get over this vlog!!

    I’m speechless. Too much running around in my head and heart. But just hafta say:

    1) DAVID ARCHULETA IS PURE LOVE AND NOTHIN’ BUT. GUH! (am I repeating myself? lol)

    and

    2) I’ve read through the last two threads and… gosh dang. {{{Hugs}}} to everybody!!

    With a few special honorary hugz to {{{TOfan}}} (our hostess with the mostest) and {{{HAPPPPYYYYYY}}} and {{{{{Silverfox}}}}}

    And EMBE (congrats on your SD post, btw)… OHHHHH…I do hear you about the first two seconds of that vlog.

    Here: Choose one of these to fixate on 🙂

  24. silverfox says:

    Helloooo!

    OK, YES the first 2 seconds of David’s face, his..uh, “expression”, IS somewhat “charming”, if not a bit “teasing”, but doubt he’s aware of it. Or is he? hmmm?

    BUT the part I keep going to is at 6:38 when he excitedly remembers his brother! I love it! I don’t know why exactly, I just do…

    May as well admit it..the entire vlog is addictive…
    Forget David??? As if!?

    Life is good, God is good & WE are great! How do I know? Cause David said so!

    Have a great day! Hasta luego, Mi Amigas!

  25. refnaf says:

    TOfan!! I love this write up as much as I love David’s vlog!! Your office story, lol. You are my kinda girl, always with your mind on the right stuff♥ ) “Selfishly, it made me feel special. Every word he said made me feel appreciated and valued for doing something I couldn’t help even if I tried — supporting and cheering on this incredible guy. It reminded me of why I do this, and made me proud to be a fan of someone so genuine and real and true blue.” I am so grateful to you for all you do!! snowangelz rock!

    (((SF))) This is beautiful. “David’s vlog makes everything come into focus for me. When life gets blurry, there he is, making it clear…that life is good or as good as we want it to be. It’s all in us, how we determine the path we take. Either we wallow in self pity while lamenting “woe is me” or we can be thankful for the good in our lives even when it seems there’s not much good at any given moment.”

    Shanny> “In all reality, I actually feel quite spoilt for how much we do get from him. I feel like I have an understanding of who David is, and that to me is priceless. What other celebrity is so real with his fans?!” Bingo, there is no one that compares.

    Need to give every one a (((group hug))) Being “in” this with all of you is so special.. I can not say more about David’s vlogibility (lol, emmegirl, vlogfog) That what you have all said…. gah♥

  26. SweetonDA says:

    What a way to come back from vacation…David’s vlog is pure love and TOfan, your blog is pure joy. I have to agree with all your points, especially this…

    10) Best. Ending. Ever. “I’m feelin’ really good about things. Life is good. And God is good. And you guys are great. So. I’ll talk to you guys later.” *waves*

    SF, I keep going back to that part of the vlog too. I love it when he does that excited face and sound. I’ve listened to it over and over again. His facial expressions to me are like getting a piece of my favorite chocolate over and over again. He’s so addicting. Thank goodness there are no calories involved. 😉

    Travels in Canada were amazing. What a beautiful place. We were only there for 3 days. Sorry I didn’t have time to call you awestruck, but we were on the road continuously for 14 days. Put over 5000 miles on the car and practically did my mom in with so much driving, but WOW what wondrous scenery we were able to experience. My sis took over 1400 pics (new camara) of lakes, rivers, glaciers, wildlife etc. I just love the color of the glacial water. We had so much fun. We passed through 2 providence’s (did I say that right?) and 7 states. Thank goodness I have a few days before I have to go back to work to rest up. 🙂

    Well, maybe…I’ve done nothing but catch up on all things David so far. I just love all his wonderful fansites and especially the comments by all his great fans.

    Life is perfect with wackety wack David, or his hair, in it.

  27. Kizzi says:

    SF {{{{{waves}}}}} I ♥ u too!

    O’Great and Wonderful Happy – good to see you on the thread.

    TOfan – awesome description of an awesome blog from an awesome woman.

    What can I say but A.W.E.S.O.M.E. or is that A.W.E.S.O.M.E…A.G.E 😀

    • happy says:

      kizzi- you crack me up with the “’Great and Wonderful Happy” but that makes you the “Great and Powerful IZ”… hahaha 🙂

  28. awestruck says:

    AFS has a great post up giving information on how to request S’BL on your local radio Online Request Form

    http://archuletafanscene.com/2010/07/31/request-something-bout-love-with-mediabase-online-request-line/comment-page-1/#comment-29929

  29. TOfan says:

    geez, I leave town & miss the par-tay!!!

    You guys would howl if you could see me now. I’m in Ottawa for a family wedding tomorrow, alone in a guest suite in my sis-in-law’s condo building that she told me had NO INTERNET!!! Ha!

    I figured someone in this complex of civil-servant-filled buildings would have a wireless connection I could “share” … and here I am. 🙂

    sweetonDA, your trip sounds aMAzING! Come East next time! It’s actually “provinces” but “providences” cracks me up, kinda works too if you think about it! lol

    {{{beebee}}} LOLOL at your gifs, WOWZA! Haven’t heard from Embe in a while, those might have just finished her off!!! and Embe can’t get the link to your post to work from this shaky connection, can’t wait to read itt tho’!!!

    Ms. Happy … still hoping you’ll give us some scientific insight on that hologram energy balance wristband thing he’s wearing in the vlog… I’m actually thinking maybe his brother gave it to him… seems like sort of a sporty/jock type accessory, I dunno.

    SF, I love that part where he talks about spending time with his brother too. And as I mentioned above, I love the joy that spreads across his face when he mentions his friend Joy Williams … I jokingly said I’d love that bit as a ringtone and the insanely wonderful Ms. Abrra sent one to me.

    David was SOOO right. Life is good. And God is good. And you guys are GREAT!!! <333 (that includes you Great and Wonderful Happy & Great and Powerful Miss Iz)

    • embe says:

      TOfan, I AM alive and unwell. In pain and having recurring nightmares of being trapped in a dungeon, tied to a chair with that .gif reflected on a giant silver screen before my eyes, but alive.

  30. TOfan says:

    ohmyheckkkkkk, have no idea where this version of Crazy comes from but …no words can do it justice… you’ve just gotta hear it:

    • awestruck says:

      TOfan – I think it is the time David sang at Studio 5 in Utah just before AI Tour started???

      It sounds the same as this one to me –

  31. TOfan says:

    Thanks, awestruck! I don’t think I’ve watched that since it was first on … amazing! Will A.I. ever release David’s version that wowed the judges? (Maybe Paula took it with her when she left! :lol:)

    Happy Crush Anniversary, everyone! Have two years really flown by since that day? I’ll never forget watching him at Z100 at that ArchuHistoric moment… I remember someone (Marc, maybe?) commenting that how often do you get to see someone watch their dreams come true? *sniff*

    CHUMfm in Toronto hasn’t added SBL to their playlist yet but the DJ that did play it just tweeted the news about the change in OSofD’s release date … I’m encouraged that he’s keeping tabs! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  32. emmegirl says:

    The bracelet could have been a gift, but I wouldn’t be all that surprised if the bracelet is something he did on his own. I think he is more inclined toward athletic stuff than he lets on. We know he loves to workout and run and roller blade. During AI he said he likes to play lacrosse and his friends said something about him being something akin to a wild man playing basketball (why do I want to see that?) I think his mom was on a basketball team growing up so they probably played alot at home.

    Happy Anniversary Crush! Thanks for the Crazy, haven’t listened to that one in awhile. Love this version, and it is different yet from the VIP version, which is love too!

    • embe says:

      Hmm… Wildman… grlargh *drools*

      • embe says:

        Just to clarify, I tried to imitate Homer Simpson.

        “Hmm… donuts… grlalrgh…”

        Okay I’m done now.

    • vermeer says:

      My guess on how he got to wearing that bracelet is it was something that was handed out to celebrities at the EA Madden NFL 11 Pro-Am event. A possibility. Somehow I don’t think it would be something he’d get on his own. The thing is not that cheap and we know how frugal he is, and I tend to think he is too practical to go for one without more concrete data that it works. Just my guess of course.

  33. silverfox says:

    Had a little dream last night about David. Just a short one. I think it must have been due to me watching the “Epic Vlog” too many times, especially my favorite part…

    My dream was about David & Daniel. Apparently Daniel became be a permanent addition to David’s entourage/band. Not now but in the future, in a few years. Daniel played guitar, & was his music director, co-wrote music with David, sang background and was essentially David’s right hand man. The dream answered the reason David asked Daniel to visit him last week. He took Daniel to his meetings, to his recordings, to his last writing sessions. Daniel was having a little bit of a sibling rivalry thing going on & David wanted Daniel to see it’s not all glamorous & fun. That it’s a lot of hard work. In my dream, they both looked the same, except David was as big & as tall as Daniel. David was boss, but still relied heavily on Daniel. The Brothers Archuleta became a huge force in the industry. David & Daniel were getting ready to hit the stage somewhere…but

    I woke up…DANG! That always happens when I have these epic dreams…

    I’ve always wished for more of a connection between the brothers, like he obviously has with
    his sisters & mom. There may be a closeness between them David has never made public to respect Daniel’s privacy, but Daniel has not always been seen in a good light (pardon me, but it’s true) and I was very happy to hear David’s excited exclamation that he spent quality time with his brother in LA.. Yay!

  34. peppertara says:

    SF…..My, what an interesting dream you had! I like the sound of “The Brothers Archuleta”. Who knows what the future holds for David and I think that all kinds of changes and opening doors are up ahead for him.
    I was really happy too, to hear David’s joy and enthusiasm about spending time with his brother. Who knows, maybe the biggest thing they have in common is music and that could be something that draws them even closer together in various ways. Apparently Daniel taught himself guitar and we know he writes music so who knows what’s up ahead when he’s a little older.
    Thanks for sharing your dream, quite the interesting one and I really enjoyed reading about it. Prophetic? Hey, you never know.

  35. emmegirl says:

    Been watching vids, gosh… once you get started, it’s like quicksand… you get sucked in and you can hardly claw your way out. You just keep going from one, to the next, to the next, to the next… you can’t stop, you don’t want to stop… your throat is parched, you have to pee, you’re digging old granola bars out of the desk drawer, where there was once daylight you are now sitting in darkness except for your computer screen, but you refuse to move… you just keep sitting there with your nose pressed against the screen, hitting that replay button over and over and over….

    *Those Elevate performances are so mature and professional, he works that crowd like a club performer who’s been doing it for 10 years – he is so at ease. I love the parts where he speaks as much the singing.

  36. awestruck says:

    emmegirl – lol, I know what you mean. Yesterday I watched many of David’s AI performances. Couldn’t stop. So, now, today, I will need to make the comparison and watch those Elevate performances…

    • emmegirl says:

      Have fun! When you just focus on him, not so much the singing, but the facial expressions, body movement and posture, tone of his speaking voice, (gah, which I love!), the confidence, he is steppin’ it up!

      I hadn’t really watched the Crush one because I had watched, oh, amillionandone Crush performances, but he is so great in it too. My guess is this could be a pretty “stuffy” LA crowd, and he has them laughing and singing and hollering. To be able to do this two years into his career, well… he’s the man!

      • emmegirl says:

        Am I gushing?

      • awestruck says:

        gush away! David continually amazes me and to think it has ONLY been two years, well yeah that’s something to gush about. Hey Soul Sister is one I really hope he does on his next tour. His voice seems to just float up to the high HEY part of of Hey Soul Sister. I found just the song on YT that has a downloadable mp3 (though it is huge file at 18 mb!?!)

        I wondered about the crowd too, media types?, obviously past contestants and radio people – critics??? Very informal, with lots of talking going on, but David had many paying attention.

  37. betsy says:

    Loved your article, Tofan. Especially loved “deep down to your toes happy”

    That vlog came out when I was away on vacation and I couldn’t watch it for a couple of days. I was DESPERATELY SEEKING A COMPUTER!!
    I got to my daughter’s house and we watched it together.
    She must have said “Awwwww” 5 times. and “He needs a nap. His voice is tired”
    He is love in that vlog.

    • TOfan says:

      He is love in the vlog, Bets… and I can relate to “Desperately Seeking a Computer” hahaha … just got back to town & the 1st thing I wanted to was rewatch that vlog!!!

  38. beebee says:

    {{{emmegirl}}} LOLOL Why I do believe you have delineated in pefect detail the anatomy of an Archu_VORTEX. 🙂 (been there. uh huh *hits replay*)

  39. TOfan says:

    SF, wow, that dream is epic … and sounds so plausible. It’s so easy to imagine David wanting to work on music with Daniel and share that with him.

    Emme, like beebee said, you described the Archu-Vortex to a tee, “Your throat is parched, you have to pee, you’re digging old granola bars out of the desk drawer, where there was once daylight you are now sitting in darkness except for your computer screen, but you refuse to move…” So you HAVE been spying on me!!! LOLOL

    … and awestruck, I am with you on Hey Soul Sister … I’ve had it on constant replay on my iPod and, as Emme said, those Elevate vids are LETHAL … I just upgraded my computer so only recently was able to watch them properly and, yes, a seasoned pro is right … his whole delivery of “The. Way. You. Move. Ain’t. Fair. Ya. Know” just blows me away.

    Not to take anything away from SBL, but if he released a single like Hey Soul Sister, which is both radio-friendly AND lets his soulful side rip … well ya, R.I.P. most everybody! 😆

    • emmegirl says:

      That Elevate mini-concert was one of my favorite performances from him. The audio isn’t all that great and it might not have been his absolute best vocal performance, and it still blows me away!

      I can see why he listened to Gotta Be nonstop during Idol! The meaning is perfect for what he was going through. I love how the songs he sings aren’t random choices, or just the hit of the day, but songs he relates to. The significants of Hey Soul Sister is not lost.

      • TOfan says:

        I love that too, emme. Rewatched that amazing SomethingPitchy interview last night and loved the part where he explains how he kept listening to Gotta Be and what it meant to him … the soulful ending he gets into in the Elevate performance is truly inspired. In the SP interview, when he says “you might be hearing that song again sometime in the future” and smiles that mischievous smile of his made me wonder if he’ll cover the whole thing on his next tour. 🙂

  40. embe says:

    Okay so I had a dream where David came to the neighboring city to do a charity show with a bunch of celebs. I was like “why the heck aren’t I already there?!” when I was watching footage from the show’s rehearsals on tv. They were dancing, David was FIERCE btw, but suddenly he changed into David Hasselhoff.

    Now that CAN’T bode well for David if dreams do actually have hidden meanings… Any experts here?

    Btw, how annoying that there’s a bread crumb stuck under the “space” key on my computer!!

  41. TOfan says:

    hahahahaha, Embe … David morphing into Hasselhof? ROTFLMBO

  42. Abanana77 says:

    Hi guys! Sooooo good to come back from PEI to this beautiful blog. Everything about it was beautiful. His inside and outside beauty really came through in it and it was marvelous! <33333

    Honestly when I was away withmy family I did not even care about David news I was missing. Which was great. Because no matter how much I will always be a giant fan, David is not my life. And even though he loves his fans, we arenot his life either. So it was good to get away for a bit and spend time with something more important- family.

    Buuut having said that, it was also amazing to get back to this vlog. Loooooooove the ending. Life is good. God is good. And you guys are great. That's exactly how I'm feeling right now.

  43. TOfan says:

    abanana77, sounds like you had an amazing time!

    Yes, family time is more important than fan time … but a David vlog sure is nice to come home to, isn’t it?

    🙂 🙂 🙂

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