Thought this beautiful creation by the lovely @rhiminee deserved its own post.
When I first listened to BEGIN., I became so focused on trying to find the purpose for each song. “Is Everybody Hurts about his mission? Is True Colours about being true to yourself? Is Somewhere Only We Know… just a great song?”
I admit that I forgot to look at the big picture: Why David did the whole album in the first place. Lupe’s words tell us why he did it. To shake us by the shoulders and say, “People, people, people! Music beats through my veins, this is my promise I’ll come back to it!”
I realize that even he couldn’t know then how he’d feel come 2014, so we sure don’t. But even the fact that he went to those great lengths to send us that message means so much all on its own. Doesn’t it?
Thought this was appropriate … check out from 8:12 on:
Press conference question: “Do you have any plans on doing any concerts again, after your mission?”
David: “Oh, of course! Yes! Once I get back after two years, I definitely plan to start recording again and doing more shows. Because that’s what I love to do [Recording something I’ll be more prepared for in two years] … That’s what I plan to do for the rest of my life … I will definitely be touring and recording. That’s who I am. That is what I love to do. It’s my passion.”
Yes!! Just what the Dr. ordered 🙂
and thats just why we are still here
Happy Birthday, btw! 🙂
A lovely post with lovely words….and yes the message David sent with his music and from his heart means a great deal. I have no doubt David will continue with music. I think it is ‘World Gratitude Day’ (or was it yesterday)? How appropriate when it comes to D and his heart and the music he created for his fans. I am one grateful fan!
Grateful to you too TOfan for keeping this site going, for your ongoing support, excellent writing and your great wit too. 🙂
@rhiminee did a beautiful job as well, love that.
No, thank YOU, Pepp! And everyone who takes the time to comment here, or just stop by… our numbers seem to be dwindling but I ❤ you guys!!!
as rooster said, “and that’s just why we are still here.”
tofan, not as visible, but I am still here……feel like I am in a holding pattern right now, circling and waiting…..187 days (and to think we started in the 700’s.)
“holding pattern”… good way to put it, emme.
Hadn’t seen this since D. went to Seton… hiLARious to see him loving the screams, and working the all-girl crowd: “That’s one of the most important things in life to find the right girl” [CROWD GOES WILD] “*shades eyes to peer out at audience* Maybe she’s out here somewhere?” [MORE SCREAMS] 😆 😆 😆
Love this post because I love the fact that David IS coming back to music…..
Kari certainly believes he will>> Check out her replies
@DavidArchie @kariontour are you still coming back to music next year??
@davidarchie @kariontour yeah that was 18 months ago. Does David plan on coming back to music?
Kari Sellards @kariontour are you really asking this question?
Kari Sellards @kariontour I just waiting and ready for him to perform his own music and hear him perform new ones!
go, Kari! 🙂 … and check out the video I added to the end of the post (part of the TV5 Q&A when David first arrived in the Philippines… remember we had to wait for him to go overseas to get any answers? 😆 )
YO, TOfan. I’m still here. Like Emme, in a holding pattern. We are all going to be so jazzed in 6 months or so that the comments will prob crash your blog. 😀 Hard to believe that the last 18 months has flown and crawled simultaneously…talk about experiencing both ends of the spectrum…lol.
Love this… davidarchie fans are my favourite <333
… also I just read a link on twitter to a Q&A with David Cook where he says it costs $90,000 to push a song to radio (which is why he wants to be with a label) … whoah… and that’s in US$! 😆