I just read this comment on David’s last FB post:
Thank you David, for coming to visit my daughter… You blessed her home with your love.
Apparently, David sang to the young girl struggling with cancer in her home the other day. (Not that he’d ever mention it.)
I know David’s done this type of selfless thing tons of times, so why did it strike me now?
Because I plan on remembering this any time I get impatient for new music or different music or vlogs or whatever.
To me, this is what Christmas is truly all about … love … simple acts of mercy and loving your neighbour as yourself.
So Happy Hanukkah, Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Feliz Navidad, Joyeux Noёl to one and all!
Here are few clips I thought might capture the magic of the season:
Both versions because I can 🙂
And please don’t judge me, but I recorded this audio snippet of the children’s choir from the SLC Cathedral de la Madeleine (who were supposed to perform at the Interfaith Concert but didn’t) and just had to share (don’t worry, Mass hadn’t started yet 🙂 ):
What do you guys listen to at this time of year??
Brooke + David Archuleta “Cherry Lane” Stream
This guy, I can’t tell you the love and respect I have for him and his absolutely incredible talent which can only be surpassed by his character. Maybe he wins the #bestpersonIknow hashtag award. I’ve known him for years now since our Idol days, and have watched him grow from a shy teenage heart throb into such a great dude with such a solid sense of himself, God and all that is important in life. Since the return of his mission we’ve seen each other for a quick minute but have talked several times. Every one wants a piece of him, I knew people were beating down his door with requests and opportunities to lend his golden pipes so I was apprehensive at first to even ask him to do this, as a friend I try not to ask for anything 🙂 But given the nature of the project I figured it was worth asking, so I picked up the phone and gave him a call and told him about the cause. With in a few days he responded with an enthusiastic yes! Such great news! It just so happened that we would both be in Nashville at the same time, this in itself is a miracle.
So he came to Daniel Tashian’s studio on a Friday and the three of us wrote and recorded “Cherry Lane”, one of the happiest songs of the whole record…. stylistically it probably leans a bit more my direction with it’s throw back vibe, but the soothing sound of his voice on this call and answer chorus is what makes it completely magical. You don’t understand, his pitch perfect tone is at such a world class level, and it’s baffling, and yeah, nerve racking to even have my voice on the same track. Seriously, I get a tear whenever I hear him sing. Who doesn’t?! Anywho, “Cherry Lane” is a song for us grown ups, it was that first street I grew up on, it represents a simpler happy time and place when we’d “rather stay outside and play than stare down at the phone all day”. It’s emotional too though, David’s voice beckoning “we could go back, we could go back to where we were”. Thanks David for being a part of this. Also, funny side note, I was so excited that I called my parents from Nashville to tell them about the song the next day, and my mom said “oh honey, the street was actually called “cheery lynn”…. haha, ah well, cherry lane/ cheery lynn, tomato /tomahto close enough 😉
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Cherry Lane feat. David Archuleta: