Vlog of awesomeness

I’m a space cadet today. Stoked about getting all these songs for the album finalized! We’re sooo close. Going to be doing some radio station visits this coming week. time to introduce some new David music :). Jill Scott is awesome.

DavidΒ  * Archuleta * album * The * Other * Side * of * Down * Something * ‘Bout * Love * Radio * stations * Jill * Scott * Golden * Lovely * DayΒ  * Mike * Kromp

[TOfan edit:]
Finishing album? SBL live? Performances?? With a new song??? A NEW SONG?????? All that plus chair-dancing to Jill Scott’s “Golden”? Gotta go lie down.

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63 Responses to Vlog of awesomeness

  1. Kizzi says:

    lol ref…a blog of epic awesomeness. πŸ˜€

  2. TOfan says:

    I started to make a list of my favourite parts of this vlog but it’s basically the whole dang thing.

    So much hand-wringing around the blogosphere about spins and radio adds and Bieber-bashing and along comes David … stoked to finish his album and start singing it, so taken with the lovely day he bursts into song over it, excited to share a song with us and boppin’ along to it in his chair … what was it I was worried about again? πŸ˜†

    Here’s a cute moments highlights vid!

    • Kizzi says:

      LOL TOfan. This vlog is soooo energizing. Mr. David Archuleta on a natural super high….pure fun…..hmmm….kinda like SAz. πŸ˜€

  3. peppertara says:

    Oh my….vlog of awesomeness is right! How can he not brighten your day? It’s true, all the worry, concern, etc. just seems to evaporate after you watch something like this. David just shines joy and he certainly doesn’t seem worried about anything, love that he is excited for his new music. Radio promos, concerts, SBL performances and a new song? It all sounds pretty wonderful. Just love that random singing and David sharing different artists with us, he educates me!
    Okay….pulling his eye down like that…well there is always a random funny moment (or 2 or 3) with David. Lol. Hope he never stops that, ha.

  4. TOfan says:

    me too, peppertara, hopes he never stops, that is!

    aww, I think Billboard loves David:

    David Archuleta Unveils Album Cover

    “American Idol” runner-up David Archuleta has released the official cover of forthcoming third album “The Other Side of Down.” The album, due Oct. 5 on Jive, features a picture of the singer tipping backwards in his chair while flashing a million-dollar smile. The video for first single “Something ‘Bout Love” was released last week. (Official Website)

    Whole article HERE. (nice that they linked to his website)

  5. Abanana77 says:

    Ahhhhhhhh I havenot seen it yet. I will report back after work, when I have a chance to watch it. But judging from the “more info”, it sounds amazing!

  6. Abanana77 says:

    Also did you guys see the pics of David at the Idol concert???? He seems to be wearing the shirt from the SBL video. Awesome. I love that shirt!

    • TOfan says:

      Just saw them, abanana!

      Loved this one (always suspected Katie might have a Crush on him πŸ™‚ ):


      And here with one of his Star Search buddies (click 2 enlarge):

      Woops didn't tag you guys here u go again @ToriKelly @davidarchie

  7. TOfan says:

    Rumoured-probs-fake-but-fun-2-speculate tracklist:

    NO idea where this blogger got this tracklist, but once again SBL turns up with an additional acoustic version, hmmm:

    1. Something β€˜Bout Love
    2. The Last Thing (If Only we Could Tell You)
    3. Falling Down
    4. Time
    5. Beautiful Distraction
    6. (Not A Very Good) Liar
    7. Parachutes
    8. Other Side Of Down
    9. Escaping The Pain
    10. Northern Lights
    11. Only Because
    12. Beneath The Surface
    13. Something β€˜Bout Love (Acoustic) [All Markets]

    Read whole post HERE.

    • refnaf says:

      hmmm…… I especiallly want to hear Northern Lights!!!
      These titles all seem very “heavy” > no fluff here!!!

  8. SandyBeaches says:


    Remember months ago now, I posted a couple of videos of The Rankins (Celtic singers sometimes called Celtic flavor in their music)? I believe that it was you who said that you enjoy their music…I was just contacted by people in Nashville, and they are sending me out two tickets to the taping of the September 2nd concert!! David and the Celtic singers for the PBS Special…

    I hope that this is not like Christmas in SLC and I am alone in this venture!!


    • refnaf says:

      ((((SB)))) That is way cool! Lucky you> you taking hubby???? I,m sure you will not be “alone”, David’s fans are everywhere…..

      • SandyBeaches says:


        Yes, my husband is going and there are others from The Voice and FOD…

        Oh my gosh, my daughter is playing SBL!! Cool!


  9. SandyBeaches says:

    I need to change that to “adventure” because we are not talking business here!


  10. TOfan says:

    So MTV’s Jim Cantiello posted this comment on mjsbigblog:

    08/18/2010 at 12:00 pm

    Archie’s vid should be on MTV/Vh1 soon. I think the label had to make some edits and blurs to make the video acceptable to MTV’s standards. (You can’t show logos. There are a lot of cell phones in Arhcie’s vids. And there’s that one shot where the girl takes her top off. Just kidding.)

    That could explain why it hasn’t turned up on MuchMusic either.

    Why Jive wouldn’t have had an MTV/Vh1-version video ready for the release date is beyond me. sheesh

    • refnaf says:

      Sheesh is right @#$%$#& Why would they not have these things figured out?? I suppose they are looking at the long slow approach???

  11. abanana77 says:

    OK I watched the vlog. It is to die for <333333333 I can not get over the head bobbing and singing along at the end.

  12. jackryan4DA says:

    I lightened up and improved the grain of David’s latest vlog – not just TheVoice, we should also see TheFace better, right? πŸ˜‰

  13. jackryan4DA says:

    The Early Show features SU2C – David & Crush Kid Cancer mention

    A clip of David is shown at 3:43 mark πŸ™‚

    Great, great work archies! Congrats Pecan Pie, Marge and the 1,000 or so archies who participated in Crush Kid Cancer.

  14. jackryan4DA says:

    “gee, guess I’ll have to watch again.”

    TOFan – I know, it is such a burden! πŸ˜‰

  15. peppertara says:

    JR thanks for the videos. Yes, can see David’s face more clearly, had he known he wouldn’t have had to do the drop down eye thing, lol. Although I do get an extra smile out of that.:)
    SU2C vid is very sweet, great job done indeed.

    Really do love that pic of David and Katie, definitely look very sweet together!
    Another speculative track list, hmm. I really need to hear all of the songs listed.:)
    Very, very happy about the VH1,MTV adds. Yes, was wondering if that was going to happen. Guess it is slow but steady. Gotta smile at Jim’s messages, lol.
    Am excited for David….soon he will be singing his new single live. Anticipating videos, hopefully!

  16. refnaf says:

    Gosh peppertara my anticipation for vids of live SBL is off the charts!!!!!!:)

    JR Thanks for all you do n the vid department (((hug)))

    More awsomeness on the Crush Kids Cancer> Way to go David fans! I still wear my bracelet proudly.

    Because of JR’s improved vid of the vlog, I had to watch a few more times….can not get enough of his quirky sound effects and mannerisms, and the singing and bopping…. how about a vlog concert?? Impromtu??? Oh David you know you want to….

  17. TOfan says:

    you’re usually the one who gets to post your cool David-related dreams, now it’s my turn, except that instead of having David in my dream, it was YOU! πŸ˜†

    We were both in your hometown, putting up posters at the venue for David’s Louisville performance and rushing because he was about to arrive any minute.

    Dang, I woke up before he did! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    • silverfox says:

      TOfan, πŸ˜†

      YES! 3 more day! Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

      I was sceptical at first. I thought someone must be playing an elaborate trick on me OR I’m asleep & I’m dreaming the whole thing & I’ll be waking up up soon! Then I think it’s too good to be true so something will go wrong..the Bash will be cancelled, or there was a mistake & David is not on the roster. I mean I have been on pins & needles since it was announced he was coming here! I just can’t take this kind of pressure! πŸ˜†

      Then we are gifted with the best Vlog ever made by anyone in the HISTORY of Vlogs EVER! When he mentions Louisville KY, it hit me! He IS coming HERE! David said so, SO IT MUST BE TRUE! David doesn’t lie! So now I’m a nervous wreck! I’m entirely too old for this much excitement! πŸ˜†

      • TOfan says:

        Did you see this?!?’

        Chrisyour1063lex:..David’s going to stop into our station (Your1063) in Lexington, KY Monday morning at 9:30 for an interview & probably a few songs on air, if anyone knows some fans in the area, pass the word..maybe they can check it out, we’ve got a window studio at 401 W. Main Street.


  18. TOfan says:

    You can listen to David’s Q&A VEVO session here:


    Video to come Monday!


    New album photo up at http://www.davidarchuleta.com (click 2 enlarge):

    @DavidArchie You are GORGEOUS! SIMPLY GORGEOUS!! on Twitpic

    • embe says:

      Have I told you lately that I love David Archuleta so friggin much my eye is gonna pop out of it’s socket ❀ which is like the HIGHEST form of love on the love-o-meter.

  19. TOfan says:

    And here’s a rough video of the interview for those of us who a) don’t have iPhones & b) can’t wait till Monday. πŸ˜†

    Dang, he didn’t answer my question asking if Betty White is his celebrity Crush. πŸ˜‰

  20. happy says:

    TOfan and refnaf and kizzi and SF are awesomeness. πŸ™‚
    … and SB and peppertara (even though I don’t know you, haha) and abanana and of course JR πŸ™‚

  21. peppertara says:

    Happy, I do love your screen name, makes me think of David. πŸ™‚
    A pretty awesome new photo of David I dare say. He is absolutely Mr. Photogenic. Of course that natural glow that exudes from him certainly helps!
    Congrats to anyone who is fortunate and blessed to be seeing David live in the near future! Another momentous occasion it will be for you.
    Heck…I am getting excited about a cellcast so I can listen in on Saturday!

  22. TOfan says:

    ooo, new appearance on Friday, Sept. 24th in York, Pennsylvania, at Penn State (the WLANfm Birthday Barndance … the names of these events are cracking me up πŸ˜† ) … David will be one of five headliners: Shontelle, The Ready Set, Hot Chelle Rae and Runner Runner. Tix on sale Wed. (Aug. 25th), buy HERE.

    This must be the Pennsylvania gig he mentioned in the vlog!

    He did a radio interview with them really early this a.m., (Ben & Kelly show) so hopefully the station will post it on their website. Apparently the DJs told him he sounded drunk and he said “Nah, I don’t think I’m old enough for that yet.” Oh, David. πŸ˜†

  23. Abrra says:

    I have watched this vlog a “few” times πŸ˜‰ It has so much Davidness especially the last minute. Its amazing to see him transform from the quirky guy to the soulful guy. its as if someone flipped a switch in his brain and he is not in control LOL

    I have not made a MGR yet. Anyone have a fav time section? It needs to be short like 30 seconds so the repeat has the most impact. I’ll check back and see if there are any requests.

    Sb and I are heading to Six Flags next week. SQUEEEEEE!


    • refnaf says:

      Abrra!!!! So glad you are going to Six Flags!!! eeeee we will be getting vids of all these new performances!!!
      I’d love a MGR of the brilliant smile when he mentions radio promo….

  24. TOfan says:

    Abrra, oh wow, Six Flags should be aMAZing!!!

    Anything after the point where he opens up that laptop and starts grooving to Golden works for me! πŸ˜†

    Here’s Official Photo #2 from DA.com:

    official photo 2

  25. TOfan says:

    Run, don’t walk, over to MTV to see this hilarious flipbook created by Jim Cantiello & colleague:


    • embe says:

      I reeeeally wanna see David’s reaction πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ Especially to the strip joint one πŸ˜€

      • TOfan says:

        I actually thought the strip joint one looked the most “natural” … just from a perspective/sizing point of view! LOL … you know what I mean… I hope.

        The captions are hilarious too! The “Inception” one’s my fave!

      • embe says:

        I DO know what you mean lol. I wish it was real, though. I’d love to see David at a strip club, covering the girls’ bare skin with a sharpie, telling them modest is hottest.

      • TOfan says:

        LOLOL, had to share this tweet:

        @therealnewangel Whaaaa? A picture of D at a strip joint? That would NOT happen. Unless he was there supporting Charice. heh.


    • refnaf says:


  26. emmegirl says:

    TOfan, thanks, jambajim is so funny and he seems to have genuine affection for David!

    And this “Dang, he didn’t answer my question asking if Betty White is his celebrity Crush. “… you are hilarious woman!

    What a face… is it just me or is it getting tougher to hide that dark shading on his upper lip?

  27. emmegirl says:

    TOfan, just realized on the Inception one he was referring to the hush cats tweet, LOL!

  28. refnaf says:

    Nice new pic, not crazy about the hair, looks like he stuck his head out the car window on the 401.

  29. happy says:

    refnaf (and abbra re: “I have watched this vlog a β€œfew” times. It has so much Davidness especially the last minute. Its amazing to see him transform from the quirky guy to the soulful guy. its as if someone flipped a switch in his brain and he is not in control LOL”)

    I am not a vlog watcher (I know…shame on me.) But since you ladies are my DA gurus, when Snowangelz highlights one I am obligated to watch at least some of it, haha. So when you posted the vlog I pressed play and watched the first 20 or so seconds in real time before using that slider bar to “watch” the rest of it by scanning via fast forward (I know…shame on me again.) But guess what, when I scanned past his face looking into the light his expression caught me and I stopped and rewound and watched it from there …which was where he is beginning to hear the music…. I think it is fascinating how even on fast forward/no sound/no context it is evident where he “transforms”… try it, it’s really amazing πŸ™‚

    • TOfan says:

      wow, happy, I just tried it, and you’re right … with no sound you can really see the “switch flipping” as Abrra pointed out. David’s taken over by the music and the beat. So amazing to watch.

      It reminded me of something I heard in the CBC documentary “The Musical Brain” (that Refnaf wrote about a while back). They were talking about the connection between music and movement in the brain, and that in some African cultures, there’s only one word in the language for both “music” and “movement.”

      What’s also cool watching that part without sound is how his eyebrows get into the act. hahahaha, too much. πŸ˜†

  30. peppertara says:

    Another gorgeous new photo of David…maybe we’ll be getting one a day on his OS, love them.
    The jambajim thing is pretty hilarious! Lol. What a character his is. Have to say my favorite is the inception one too, the “hush cats” reference is too funny!
    Excited for David’s first concert (in a while) on Saturday. Will be tuning in for cellcasts and later.. videos (keep my fingers crossed)!
    Still love watching David’s vlog. It IS interesting to watch without sound! I watched the last half once in slow motion…..it was the way the video was loading for me at the time, ha. Fascinating to watch all of Davids’ expressions change and that shift into music is most noticeable and so much fun to watch. Yes he morphs from sweet rambly David into Mr. Soul Man in an instant it seems. I can understand how David could sometimes sing in his sleep as he has said, ha.

  31. refnaf says:

    He’s got the music in him…..David impromtu is a wish of mine that this vlog has brought about. How fine would vlog concerts be?? Just D singing Row row row your Boat or what the random ever….!!!!

  32. TOfan says:

    A Golden Moments Mashup from the amazing Abrra!

  33. abanana77 says:

    TOfan – The eyebrows are my FAVOURITE part! Bahahaha. I don’t know why, but I noticed them the first time I watch them and I think it is the most adorable/hilarious thing ever.

  34. Kizzi says:

    New song – Elevator —-> http://www.twitvid.com/PLFEC

    SBL – Acoustic —-> http://www.twitvid.com/IJN20

    Picture from M&G


    With Giraffe: bwahahahahaha
    Caption: @davidarchie @giraffe @chaseb937 posing at the #zooapalooza @wfbc

  35. peppertara says:

    Wonderful cellcast today, listened in and loved every moment! Even though David sang only 4 songs, he was fabulous! Just him and Mike, wow. SBL live…acoustic version, wonderful!
    New song, “Elevator” my gosh….has to be just the sweetest song!

    A couple of Twitvids of SBL and Elevator: (thanks to Karin).



  36. peppertara says:

    Woops, sorry Kizzi. Guess I must have been on the same time frame as you. πŸ™‚

  37. Kizzi says:

    SBL – acoustic version – on YouTube now

  38. Kizzi says:

    Elevators – snippet on YouTube now. πŸ˜€

  39. Kizzi says:

    k, done spammin’ fer a while

    Hugs to all SAzzzz

  40. TOfan says:


    New post/thread!


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