Aaaaaannd, in case there’s anyone else out there like me who needs to read things to fully process them, lol.
Transcript of David’s vlog:
Hey everybody * eyes look side to side* it’s … David here! I’m … not dead! I’m still here. I’m still alive. I … am… still, well, I haven’t made a video blog in a long time. I’ve been kinda lazy with that. I don’t know if I’m sorry about it ‘cause I don’t like making them (laughs) but… I just take forever to make them. I don’t know how to edit. Being two years away from technology has not helped with that but I thought it’d be good to make one to let you know that I’m still here that I’m not lazy* and just sitting around my house… but I’m working… I am writing. I’m [sings J ] “getting to know me, figuring out who I am … ‘cause I’ve never done that before.”
Ya, I’m doing things … if you want to know what I’m doing literally right now, I just finished exercising, well, I didn’t just finish, but then I went to the piano and got distracted with music ideas and then my grandma came over and she brought me this delicious lunch (shows empty plate)… well, it’s not here, this is what’s left of what I ate. But there’s nothing like grandma’s love and tasting that and her cooking.
Ah, what else? … I … am back from my mission. I already said that. You already know. But it’s been so nice getting to take this time, that I’ve NEVER taken before, because before I just had no idea what I was doing … “I’ll just make everybody happy, even though everybody wants different things and everyone was rushing me.” Just making all those higher-up people, trying to please them, but I realize, YOU KNOW WHAT? That’s not what I want to do, that’s NEVER what I wanted to do but I just felt like I was supposed to… BUT NOW (starts walking)… I AM BACK… the mission helped me not be so self-conscious, believe in myself a little more and, uh, I feel fresh (big smile, sparkly eyes, the whole deal).
And, well, I went to L.A. It freaked me out. Because, after two years of not thinking about yourself, just helping other people, and all of that. To coming back to the entertainment world where it’s all about YOU, and how important you are, and letting everybody know that, and how great you are, and everybody look at you – it was weird.
And that’s why I came straight back to Utah. Found amazingly talented people here, locally, who have done a lot of really national, international things… but they’re here… hidden GEMS of people that I’m getting to work with.
Next week I’ll be going to somewhere that I absolutely LOVE, getting to work with people that I LOVE (big smile). Can’t wait to see them again (twinkly eyes thrown in) and work with them once again. I’ll let you know more about it when I’m there.
But just been … WRITING (bangs piano… like a BOSS!) … nothing, well. It’s not all quite done yet, so I’m not going to show it to you yet. I’m, but I want it to be right. And I feel like instead of just rushing and trying to just “oh, I’ll just throw things at people so that they’re happy,” I feel like it’ll be better, even though I’m slow, and taking time. It’ll be right, and it’ll be better for everybody. And I’ll feel a lot better about it. Whether I make mistakes, at least they’re my mistakes, and not everybody else’s, that they made for me.
SO, I appreciate everything you say… on Twitter and other things… I’ve gotten back, and there’s Instagram now, and who knows what’ll come up next but (looks down)
I read your things, your comments, how you don’t like my hair short or that you’re excited about the new music that’ll be coming or what am I up to, how am I doing?
I’m doin’ great, how’re YOU doing? I hope you have a GREAT weekend and I uh… lost my train of thought, but that’s okay. I guess it’s a sign that this is all I need to say.
So. That is it. And. Until next time. Ciao.
* please point me to who called him lazy so I can throttle them
Bringing this over from the end of the last thread, from the lovely peppertara:
A Video blog! Oh I love that preview TOfan, ha. Gee, I am liking his honesty, sincerity and sweet assertiveness from this now…young man. No doubt he has felt somewhat bombarded by others ‘advice’ (both in the biz and not) who seem to think they know what’s best for him. He’s adjusting, finding his ground, taking a hold of the reins, think that’s great, good for him. He will and should do things his way, it will all be reflected in his music I’m sure and I’m really looking forward to what’s up ahead. Short hair, long hair….whatever, haha. Just bring that voice with it. 🙂
I thought the vlog was great! Virtual fist bump from me. Plenty of comments around the web from even non-ODDers who thought David was as charming and adorable as ever, just more grown up. He made a case for adding a line to your hilarious “separated at birth” comparison:
(Bieber) Bad Boy – (Archuleta) Big Boy.
I wonder if we’re supposed to call him Dave now. 🙂
ROFL… “Hey guys, it’s Dave here!” LOLOL, love it! I thought it was great too but hope he blocks all his @ mentions from here on in … sweating about every possibly teasing comment/ post I’ve ever made … “Dave” is one intimidating dude 🙂
Well, there is teasing and then there is torture. Haven’t seen anything tortuous here. Besides, you are Kari approved. I have been known to throw out a line or two in jest myself, but I’m pulling the geezer card if necessary. 🙂
Love the vlog! I had given up thinking he was going to do one and it popped up. About David becoming “Dave” – I doubt that since his step-father is Dave. He could be Davey but that just doesn’t sound right for this new more mature David. My boss went from “Deb” to “Debby” after a divorce though which seemed strange to me.
as a “Deb” myself, I find that interesting, hmmm
k, just had to share this guys *DYINGGG* we are one wackety wack bunch… heaven help you, Dave 🙂
*tosses hands in the air*
And doesn’t that just sum things up.
I totally dig Sasschuleta. More of same!
LOL. Love your response Manda..nuf said. Deb…wackety wack alrighty.
davids so… grown up now 🙂 🙂 🙂
mj’s is even being nice to him 🙂
mjsbigblog @mjsbigblog · 10h
VIDEO: #DavidArchuleta Lets His Fans Know “I’m Still Alive!” – Watch http://bit.ly/1nC6dAS
Sasschuleta you rock. ❤
It was all so loud and clear in the tone of his voice (my imagined subtext)…."OK! I'll do a vlog, if you'll just all BACK OFF, JACK!…and RE-LAX, like I asked ya nicely to do before!! Here, ya wanna see my dirty plate from lunch, does that interest you and make you feel better? See, if I pound a few keys on the piano will you "get" that, YES!… I'm still doing music!! …but you DO recall I'm never gonna put anything out before it's time, and excuse me but I only DID just get back from a TWO YEAR MISSION…how quickly you forget btw. So How my doin'…I'm doin' FINE, how're YOU doin'?! (like you DO all have LIVES beyond wondering if my hair has grown right?!!)… Ok, so what else? ok maybe nothing else…and ya know what THAT'S O.K. OK?!! O-K!! So I'll see ya when I see ya…Ciao!"
LOL. Tku. I just needed to hear DAVID in there just once, to make sure he was still there…and THIS guy, is that guy. I'm so happy and patient with and about all the rest. (much as I'm Jonesn' to hear that Voice again…coughLIVE. j's sayin', Davey.)
–So glad he's following his heart and instincts, in life and especially in music…they are THE BEST.
–So regretful if we fans drive him a little batty or hover, or push our expectations…it's a burden to carry, we know….we do our best, but lose our minds sometimes.
–SO looking forward to whatever….I KNOW….the B.E.S.T. is coming. :)))
“BACK OFF, JACK!…AND RE-LAX” lmbo, as emme said, great recap! Oh my you captured it perfectly amb4da.
Count me in with the Sasschuleta fandom. I know the cries for the next vlog/tweet/song/whatever will begin soon, well maybe they’ve already begun 🙂 but now I have no doubt David will do things HIS way in HIS own time. (And can I just say how much I enjoyed the way he said “Instagram” as if it were the most pointless yet “yes I know its part of what I have to do now” thing on earth. Bless bless bless him!)
PERFECT recap, amb4da! LOLz… “Here, ya wanna see my dirty plate from lunch, does that interest you and make you feel better?” 😆
I know it’s sorta sad to say but some of us are interested in that his Grandma brought him food. All of us surrogate moms and grandmas would love to fatten him up. I bet he gets so focused on his music that he forgets to eat.
his smile when he talked about her love tho ❤ ❤ ❤
I know this is not the place for serious questions but I’ll ask one anyway–are we always to feel guilty if we refer to anything David in a light-hearted, goofy, or humorous way? Man…I just don’t know.
If so, I am in big trouble, Ms. B. 🙂
Seriously though, yes, I did have a momentary heart-attack when he mentioned the hair thing, which I’ve had lots of fun with (but could truly care less if was completely bald), but after I calmed down, I realized that he can tell the difference between teasing with love and nagging slash ridicule. I do hope he stops reading his @ mentions though … lots of artists don’t engage on twitter for that reason (why expose yourself to the haters) and I wouldn’t really blame him if he eventually found it too much and not worth the trouble.
What a treat! Same in so many ways yet intriguingly different. Loved his sharing of new insights and fresh perspectives. His heart is still oh so very big and his choices are his choices…he embraces this notion…hooray!!!…they are his to make. Oh, happy day!
Now for the music…not complaining though, I can wait.
Love your recap, Amb4da. That was probably his first draft, but he toned it down a little for us. I don’t blame him a bit for feeling that way. I’ve wanted to throttle some fans who I cannot name, because I don’t remember their names, but they haven’t been on this website or The Voice. We as fans adore him, but we sometimes forget we don’t own him, nor will we ever. It’s his life, his voice, his music, his hair, and anything else belonging to him. We’re just fortunate that he chooses to share any of it with us. I loved the way @FSteven put it in his tweet. It was gentle pissosity. I wonder if that’s as forceful as he will get. I hope we don’t have to find out. We all know he’s capable of so much more after watching Nandito Ako. That was only acting, I hope we never provoke him into showing us the real thing. OK, I’ll sit down and shut up now.
I was away for the weekend and just saw the vlog!! Such a sweet surprise!
I love how he’s so the exact same, but at the same time noticeably older. I love how he’s taking everything into his own hands now and you can tell. He’s putting his mind to it. He’s going to do it his way and nothing going to influence him on that. And I LOVE that!!! So excited for what the future will hold for him!