David Archuleta: The Zamboni remains the same

Completely random and an indicator how Desperate I am for some David Archuleta tour news! I came across this “prize” on an outdated auction site:

Guess we now know why he was at Paramount. What else? Zamboni tour, of course! Why did we not think of that?

“A rare treat for those with an affinity for unique machinery and hockey fans alike! You and five guests will receive a ‘behind the scenes’ tour of the Zamboni Company’s factory* in Paramount, California. Not open to the public, it is a working factory where the Zamboni ice resurfacing machines are still assembled by hand, one at a time. Schedule allowing, you’ll be joined by Richard Zamboni and we’ll wind up the tour with a group photo opportunity, putting you in the ‘driver’s seat’ of the machine**. After the tour, you’ll have the chance to experience one of the nation’s oldest and most beloved ice arenas, Paramount Iceland. View historic displays and see the world’s first ice resurfacing machine, the Model A. We’ll provide your group with skates and admission to the rink. Make sure to bring you camera for this memorable experience on ice!”

Name that Song Quiz

THIS is how bored I am folks. I just happened to be watching vids from Myrtle Beach (among others) and started taking screen caps of some of David’s more memorable moves. The first album had all the epic Barriers hand motions, now TOSOD has given us whole new choreography to master. See if you can guess which songs these moves are from AND which lyrics Mr. Mimester is acting out. To quote bossy David….”1, 2, 3…GO!!”

Exhibit A

Exhibit B

If you don't get this one, you're fired as a David fan.

Exhibit C

My absolute personal favourite move of all time.

Exhibit D

Exhibit E – a three-parter

Makes me want to make a flip-book for this one.

...aaaand SCENE!


This was a one-off, but a test on how often you watched the MB vids. πŸ™‚

So how did you guys do? Please post your best guesses in the comments! First prize is a Zamboni ride with David! (not really)

*Fascinating Zamboni fact:Β A second factory, run by Richard Zamboni’s son Frank is located in Brantford, Ontario β€” Wayne Gretzky’s hometown. David you should come up here and tour that one too … just sayin’

**We need a pic of this. Like, now!

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24 Responses to David Archuleta: The Zamboni remains the same

  1. betsy says:

    I have been researching for the better part of an hour. πŸ™‚ I knew 3 for sure. But as I was conducting this research, I forgot to pay attention. And after awhile, I just got lost in the music and performance.
    His voice. It just slays me over and over. The changed up SBL.The energy and heart he put into Crush. The pointing at his throat in WFM “there were days when my voice would make no sound for me”
    So maybe tomorrow I’ll post an answer about the screencaps, lol. Tonight it turned into something else.
    Sheesh, I know better than to comment this late at night. I’ll say almost anything.

    • TOfan says:

      hahaha, Betsy, that pretty much describes how I started collecting the screen caps in the first place! πŸ™‚ And I still can’t get over those MB songs…I’m even listening to ones I usually skip over like TMH and SBL, these versions should’ve been the ones released!

      And speaking of Zambonis … this website lists David as one of the performers at the Pandora Unforgettable Holiday Moments on Ice show in Phoenix, Arizona (Nov. 12, airing on NBC Nov. 27).

      • emmegirl says:

        Think so too tofan, betsy. MB concert one of his best ever. A growth – seemed to be more depth behind every phrase, every note, attitude and vulnerability at the same time.

        Watching emilyluvdarchies vids, love the hand & face expressions in Elevator at 1:23 when he sings “somewhere”, and the finger down the cheek at “laugh or cry”, of course the high-five-parade at the end, hope he never stops doing that. Could go on and on. Love him.

  2. abanana77 says:

    TOfan – always impressed with how you can make an epic post out of nothing. πŸ˜€

    Loved how you linked to the Desperate performance. And “if you don’t get this one, you’re fired as a David fan” hahaha.

    I think I need to do some more “research” too πŸ˜›

  3. Pandasmama says:

    Why did you have to go and distract me today? I had so many other things on my agenda before the hubby is off for the weekend, but instead I spent way too much time on youtube. Of course, I have enjoyed every second of it, watching certain videos over and over, when I knew that the answer that I was looking for was not hidden in them. Oops. It’s just too easy to get lost in the voice.

    I like the idea of the UNFORGETTABLE Holiday Moments on Ice. I was fortunate enough to attend the Kaleidoscope on Ice taping last year in San Antonio so the thought of another ice show is quite appealing. I see that one of the skaters is Kimmie Meissner who was also in San Antonio. You will remember her as the skater in the blue outfit who was skating with David in the closing skate. You can see them on my video of that. http://youtu.be/6lbD0-BYYA0

    Well, since I love a good challenge (you can ask the ladies over at Golden Archies about that)here are my answers to the “Name the Song Quiz..”
    A. (the only one I’m not too sure of) MB – Falling Stars
    B. Z100- Elevator
    C. MB- Stompin’ The Roses
    D. (without a doubt, I was there) Dallas- The Other Side of Down
    E. MB- Works for Me
    F. MB- Falling Stars

    Thanks for the fun distraction today. If you don’t mind, I would like to give a plug for my blog. I have a new post this week entitled “Character Makes the Man.” You get one guess who it is about. Also I have another post entitled “New Things To Come Soon” where I have the first chapter of the manuscript I have been working on. I’d love to get feedback on all of it.

    • TOfan says:

      Pandasmama/Margy, thanks for being brave enough to take on the Quiz… you’re the only one so far! hahahaha … And love your blog post! Thanks for the reminders of all those great quotes from COS and how they were more than just words for David… he really lives them all, you’re so right. Your first chapter is such a great read, really like the diary format (esp. this entry: “Too mad to write tonight.” ROTFL πŸ˜† )

  4. ray says:

    i didn,t get fired,ididn,t get fired LOL

  5. Heidijoy says:

    Still researching ! I got lost reviewing videos. ha! Love the Zamboni ride. It was a mystery. First Was David @ Paramount making a movie. Then when he posed with the Ice skater the plot thickened. ……..and now in his Vlog tells us it was a ride on a Zamboni!! We still don’t know with who. Ha!

    Elevator @ Z100 hopefully will keep me from getting fired!!

  6. refnaf says:

    lol TOfan, you are a smile maker (((hugs)))
    I need to research this as well…… good homework. Least I will not be fired…… Love those elevator doors…..

    Cool that David is doing another skating event……**runs to find David skating vid**

  7. TOfan says:

    LOL, guys, so relieved no one’s getting fired! πŸ˜†

    Currently squeeing about this!
    Motab tweet

  8. peppertara says:

    What a fun post TOfan, your randomness is almost as epic as David’s, haha. Well, guess I don’t get fired either, the Z100 Elevator is probably permanently etched in every true fan’s brain cells! Nice video blog from David (finally got to watch it) and love that he rode in a Zamboni! Yes, a photo would have been great.
    Haven’t researched all the vids but I wanna say that exhibit C is My Hands from MB as he sings the last words “Don’t Let Goooo….” with his outstretched hand. Maybe it isn’t but I just love that ending to that song…wonderful and classic David.
    Will say that exhibit D is definitely TOSOD as Margy said with that delightful little hoppity dance and “I put one foot in front of the other”…haha. May have to research the rest though.

    Really nice to see that David will be doing another Holiday Ice Show! Wonder if he will take to the ice again (or maybe an after shot of David on a Zamboni). πŸ™‚
    Love the MOtab information….getting very excited about ordering those DVDs and CDs!

  9. TOfan says:

    peppertara, SO glad you don’t get fired! πŸ˜† … but no, Exhibit C is not from MH! mwahaha … sorry, guess I’m forcing you to watch the MB vids again πŸ™‚

    Guys, check out this interview with Brooke White about her Provo, Utah, show (thanks JR4DA for the youTube!!!):

    … love Brooke, love the Fox 13 hosts who’ve interviewed David a million times (they seem so nice & ask great questions) … Brooke talks about David coming over to help her move … I can hardly stand it. Doesn’t surprise me at all, of course, but that he never made any mention of it the way other celebs might have. (Also love that she says “he’s a great friend of ours” … and her husband’s from Nova Scotia so I’m hoping he’ll put in a good word for doing some shows up here. πŸ™‚ )

  10. TOfan says:

    Breaking (unconfirmed) news from Twitter:
    @JennyFOD Archunews! Could be that a new single, or maybe even more than one song, may come out for this Asia tour…could be! NEW STUFF FTW!

    In the Yes! interview, David did mention giving us fans a new song… then in his vlog, he was obviously excited about some “surprises” for us “over there” in Asia! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ And I was hoping the new song he mentioned would be available to buy/download from his new site when it launches … maybe that’s why the launch date got pushed ahead?


    • Kizzi says:

      LOL TOfan – I can actually see you cartwheeling. πŸ˜€

      Wonder if he’s got any surprises for Stadium of Fire?!

    • emmegirl says:

      Aye yi yi!!!!! Had been thinking he might have something extra-special for his Asian fans, but not expecting a new song or two. This news is definitely cartwheel worthy (wonder if my husband can do one.) We could be 3 weeks away from new David-music-single(s)! Could this be the arrangement Mark Nilan was working on for the Archuleta? It’s gonna be a looooong 3 wks, thank heavens for SOF.

      • TOfan says:

        I thought maybe the arrangement Mark Nilan mentioned for a “special song” for the SOF July 4th weekend might be a patriotic number dedicated to the troops? But who knows?

        Saw on IDF that one of the Malaysia VIP ticket packages includes “T-shirt and CD” … so maybe that’s what David’s working so furiously on … I just hope this new music is something he’s either written totally solo or while he’s been in Nashville. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      • emmegirl says:

        tofan, ahhh, a patriotic song, why didn’t I think of that, sheesh. That would be terrific!

        Me too, he seems to thrive in Nashville.

    • Heidijoy says:

      Also a tweet from Jon Seceda who appears to be complimenting David on good stuff. He is a Spanish songwriter. More cartwheels!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. refnaf says:

    I will add my eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  12. peppertara says:

    Love John Secada and love that he is communicating with David. Is a Spanish song in the works? I’m dreaming that it is and I am also dreaming that a new single will emerge (we know David wants to release one) and maybe down the road a new Christmas single or EP as well as a little (or big) Christmas tour. Also wouldn’t be surprised if David sang a patriotic song at SOF with an incredible arrangement and delivery!
    If I wasn’t too old to do cartwheels I’d probably do a few. πŸ™‚

    How sweet is that…..David helping Brooke and her husband move. Love Brooke too and love that she mentioned all that sweetness about David…aw.

    Well, still haven’t figured out which songs all those David moves are from but sure enjoy watching David’s choreography, especially his hands. No one tells a story in song with all those great movements better than David. Best choreographer out there when it comes to that!

  13. TOfan says:

    adorbs Q&A vid for the Indonesian fans:

  14. TOfan says:

    I’m happy to announce Pandasmama got a perfect score in the “Name that Song” Quiz!
    A. MB – Falling Stars: “The world is turnin'”
    B. Z100- Elevator: “The doors they finally shut”
    C. MB- Stompin’ The Roses: “Flippin’ channels on my te-le-vision”
    D. Dallas- The Other Side of Down: “One foot in front of the other”
    E. MB- Works for Me: “Can’t decide between the left side or the right”
    F. MB- Falling Stars: Totally random peace-sign moment

    Thanks everyone for playing! πŸ™‚

    • PandasMama says:

      It was a great game, lots of fun to do research. It is scary though that I knew 4 of the 6 without reviewing any videos. Well, I guess that it’s obvious that I spend too much time on all-things-David. I am actually in need of a job. Maybe he could hire me as his PR person! Just a thought.

  15. TOfan says:

    He should totally hire you, PandasMama!!! πŸ˜†

    New post/thread!


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