MegaMan @DavidArchie

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Reading my last post before this one makes it look like I was planning to do a “before and after” series… ya, that’s it… I totally was! 😆

When you read this awesome interview, be prepared for a disconnect between some of what David says and these photos. (“There were words in the article,” you ask? 🙂 )

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David: “I felt like I was a failure because I couldn’t be cool. I couldn’t be what it takes to be successful. And so, I was like, Okay, I’m just going to be myself and enjoy that for as long as it lasts. But I guess I’m not cool, so I won’t last very long. But I’m still here and I’m grateful for that.”

Dear David, the coolest people are the ones who don’t think they’re cool. Sincerely, A friend.

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David: “Being the person who can give back and make someone’s life a little better, then I’ve fulfilled my mission and purpose in life.”

Dear David, this is the ultimate in coolness, imo. And I’m not just saying that because of this:

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Okay, maybe a little bit. 😆

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David: “I do get a little scared, because I do care what other people think. Will they think I’m a disappointment if I don’t meet their expectations? If I don’t continue to be as famous as they think I should be?”

Dear David, Wow, this really hit me hard. Because of all those times I railed at the universe for not giving you the fame that I think you deserve… every time I watch the Grammy’s or hear some meh song on the radio, I can’t help but think YOU deserve those accolades… not realizing what kind of pressure those expectations put on you. I’m much better at that now… at realizing fame doesn’t equal success (either professionally or personally)… at letting you be whoever you want to be. I’m not a fan because you’re famous, I’m a fan because you’re YOU.

And btw, this is just icing on a most wonderful cake. 🙂

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HERE’S MORE ICING!!!!!

What does music mean to you?

To me, music is language; it’s expression; it’s connection. You can help people understand things through music, especially like me, that you can’t through words. In just a few seconds of a song, you can be deeply connected to the listener. And I love that power. It can be happiness, sadness, anger, laughter…you can express all that in music and people will feel that. [My challenge is] how can I use this to the best way that I can. It’s not about how many people, but instead of doing whatever it takes to get as many people to listen, it’s not worth it to me if I can’t connect.

What for you keeps you centred and focused despite the noise that is part and parcel of the industry?

Something very important to me is personal time. I make sure I have time every day to pray, to meditate. Whether you’re religious or not, spirituality is important. There’s a spiritual nature to us that is more than our bodies, and you have to connect to that. If you try to keep yourself busy all the time, you never hear your spirit, what it is trying to tell you and what you need. Something inside of us knows what we need, and if we ignore it, we start feeling depressed. And it’s very easy to get anxiety by listening to all the other voices and comparing ourselves thinking: ‘I’m never going to be good enough’ or ‘How do I keep up?’ Sometimes you need to take a step back or take a social media fast. I get caught up, too. A few days, a week, or even a month and it was like, ‘There I am. I can hear myself again.’

Even if I have a few minutes, I’ll say a prayer, give thanks and just say, ‘God, what do you need me to see today? What do I need to learn about myself today?’ It’s easy to put yourself down, but through prayer, it can easily helps you look at yourself in a positive way.

Amen to that, David!

And what did I learn today? HOW TO DO A SLIDESHOW, THAT’S WHAT! 😆

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Read the whole interview and see all these fashion-forward photos here… and submit David’s name as the next James Bond or Blade Runner here (I kid! Sort of. 🙂 )

SO WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK???!

p.s.
In case you missed David’s LA TV interview this morning:

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24 Responses to MegaMan @DavidArchie

  1. lynnella says:

    When I compare the pictures from the last post to these, WOW! I knew he had grown up, but that’s ridiculous. He is definitely a man. Not only that, he is a man of substance. I totally understand what he’s trying to do and why he’s trying to do it. It’s not for money or fame, it’s to be the best he can be and fulfill his Mission in Life, which is to please God. And, while he’s at it, he’s making life better for those of us who listen to his music. We’re blessed to know him and hear him.

  2. TOfan says:

    omigosh… MUST READ interview with David… I don’t think we’ve seen him open up like this before… about how Idol affected his family relationships… how therapy has helped him… and about the snakes in the music business:

    What is the biggest music business lesson you’ve learned in the past decade?
    “I learned that if it will make people money, they’re willing to sacrifice you. They’re willing to put you on the altar if it means they’ll gain more. ‘We’ve got candy. Come into our van’ — it’s almost like that. I don’t think kids are old enough to understand that. Back then, I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, everyone’s so nice to me. They’re all my new friends!’ In a few months, they were all gone.”

    Whole interview here:
    https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/david-archuleta-post-american-idol-ptsd-reality-tv-nearly-destroyed-family-204230246.html

    • TOfan says:

      and it’s just sinking in that there are enough people traumatized by being on reality TV that there are therapists that specialize in just that. yikes.

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  4. Pepper says:

    Wow, awesome post TOfan! Wonderful photos of David today and yes, he has grown into the mature, handsome and very cool I might add, person and artist that he is. The coolest people I know are those who are true to themselves, kind, giving, thoughtful and sincere. David certainly fits that category. Fabulous interviews, I still have to read the last one.
    Thanks for the great slideshow too and the interview, love all the buzz around this remarkable guy.
    I can imagine people being rather traumatized by being in the pubic eye, the pressure, etc. especially if you are more of an introvert. Have to read the whole interview now.
    I think David has done an incredible job through his journey as an artist and through his own personal growth.
    Tour starts tonight, an awesome time for all. Wish I could be there, David’s Christmas shows top my list for all Christmas shows and I have been to many over the years!

  5. refnaf says:

    I can’t even with this dude.
    My appreciation for him is unbounded!!!!
    ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
    BLESSED WE ARE TO BE FANS!!!!

  6. MissBianca says:

    These pics are also breathtaking (see my comment last post) and breathtakingly cool. What a handsome MAN. And a good model! Some US company ought to hire him for this, really.

    Yes, you got your “after” post and the result is much thudding heard across the lands.

  7. TOfan says:

    The lovely and amazing Margie be periscoping from the Troubadour tonight!!!

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  8. janey79 says:

    idk what to say. what a spectacular photo shoot, interview and show. we are beyond lucky to be a part of this magical mystical ride.

  9. janey79 says:

    and don’t tell David, you know, the guy who doesn’t like cameras but the camera LOVES him. that shot of him with the turtleneck up near his face is all kinds of incredible. he’s staring right into the lens and right into your soul. he’d could be dangerous if he wasn’t such a good guy.

  10. janey79 says:

    oh, and yes, i just set that photo as my desktop background. it’s ummmm, captivating.

  11. angelofdja says:

    I wanted to respond to every one of those commenters on the Yahoo interview! Felt like yelling at them saying you have NO idea the person David is! Then I thought better & said nothing. No way “they” were going to “get” it! Besides, David handled it like a pro! He’s a smart man! Good looking too!

    • tawna21 says:

      Angelofdja … I felt exactly the same way! I was going to comment on the first one, then read the second one, etc. and decided I’d just leave it alone… they don’t ‘get’ David and the fact that he’s telling it like it is. His FB comment later was perfect about his PTSD comment. Love this guy and his honesty … he has what the world needs more of … integrity. Those commenters can go eat worms!!

  12. Hello all,
    First I want to say though I don’t post or comment, I am a frequent lurker here. This is my “go-to” when I want to read great stuff about David along with witty commentary. TOfan NEVER disappoints. Secondly, WHO IS THAT MAN and where is David? WOW!

    Third and very sadly, I have 2 tickets for David’s NY show on 12/17 and 2 tickets for the CT show on 12/18, but my concert/travel buddy SandyBeaches & I won’t be able to attend the shows due to unforeseen circumstances. And as usual, as soon as I heard about the tour and when tickets went on sale, I immediately went on line for the tickets without a second thought but travel plans just didn’t work out for me. So now I have 2 “Guaranteed Seating” tickets for NY for 59.50 each and 2 GA tickets for CT for 35.00 each that I will sell individually for half what I paid or all 4 tickets together for 100.00 total.

    If anyone is interested, please email me at deecorrea@gmail.com

  13. MissBianca says:

    I wonder if Larissa’s Aryel was the youngest concert-goer last night. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bq4IC6hh3Vn/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

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