So this appeared in my SAz email today. Full disclosure: I had a heads up that I’d probably be getting one of these thanks to a thoughtful David fan.
Still, actually seeing the words “Takedown issued by David Archuleta” gave me a start. It’s something I’d expect from this David Archuleta …
Once I got over the initial terror of David showing up at my door and banging on it Nandito Ako style till I came out and agreed to go for halo halo with him, it actually made me chuckle a little.
Hey, if you’ve seen my little Numb video, it’s from so far away it looks like I filmed it from space… it had, like 5 views, and I have exactly zero subscribers on my so-called channel (for obvs. reasons).
But I imagine other actual amazing videographers *cough*Shelley*cough*Muldur*cough* must’ve received the same notice and had their fantastic vids taken down and for that I am very sad.
I totally get that it’s probably just business (and tbh, I’m extremely excited that it might mean bigger things are planned for that incredible song) but, on the whole, I’m in the camp that believes all these vids are a great way to promote the artist. Especially one who shines so brightly live.
Shine isn’t even the right word. Ignites like a rescue flare that could burn a hole in the ozone… that level of chills-inducing intensity is what I’m talkin’ about. But that’s my probably worthless opinion, considering I know zilch about the music business and have my own selfish reasons for wanting every moment of every David concert to be available to me on YouTube.
Can I just say again how grateful I am to every videographer who’s ever captured D’s incredible live performances in far flung places around the world for all of us to get to share?? THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You all ROCK! Big time. And I do not say it enough. I rely on those vids mostly for the mp3s, because, oddball that I am, I actually love listening to those versions, screaming and all.
Some artists record their own concerts and by some kind of tech wizardry have digital versions ready for peeps to buy as they leave the show. Someday, my friends. Someday.
You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.
What do you guys think?
For anyone who loves the Spanish version of Glorious as much as I do, you can now download it HERE. (thx. to the lovely @rhiminee for the link)