The angsty reality of being a @DavidArchie fan

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Putting on some drums and bass to finish up a new song. #newmusic #nashville #casoncooley #studio #woodenwall #behindme

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WALL, SCHMALL… WE NEEEEEED THOSE SONGS, DAVID!!!!!!

2+ years and 19847392872928 songs later, just watch us get an EP of 3 songs, one of which will be Numb, hahahahaha.

Seriously though, he seems to be enjoying torturing us… I see you, smirking, Mister, I see you!

HOW ARE YOU GUYS HANDLING THIS???!!!!!

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Solid proof @DavidArchie is trying to smite us

Exhibit A:

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“#almost”??? is he for real??? Sorry, clearly he is not real, but posting a shadow selfie in the studio in front of a microphone with hair so fluffy it’s practically an afro???

PUT US OUR OF OUR MISERY, ARCHULETA!!!!
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Exhibit B:

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Another teaser from the studio.

The studio where he is allegedly working on new music.

The mythical studio that I picture floating above cotton-candy clouds in a My Little Pony universe. I want notarized proof this studio exists. Yes, I have trust issues.

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Exhibit C:

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Of course they strapped you to a chair, Mister. Pinoy fans are no fools. I imagine instead of taking blood they slipped you some truth serum. “You’re getting sleeeeepy, Josh… I mean, David… go ahead, whisper the release date to us… we won’t tell anyone, promise!” mwahahahaha
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Exhibit D:

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He shot a music video for Numb… the song that shall not be named… I’d embed a concert video here but I’ve already been hauled in by the youTube Police and it was not pretty (read all about it HERE).

I’m as patient as the next person … (fact-check: FALSE) … but DUDE, what is the hold up??!

Are you waiting for a mid-winter freeze so you can film a scene surfing in (I don’t know) Ontario?

Learning how to surf. I've got a ways to go. #stillinprogress #California #surfinUSA 🏄

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Are there not easier ways to convey being Numb? Ways that could get that baby released soonish? … But I digress….

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Exhibit E:

He posts pictures like these…

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… I mean, COME ON!!!!!
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FINAL EXHIBIT:

He insists on singing like this and, of course, we forgive him everything … even trying to smite us… and we’ll wait as long as it takes because we know it will be SOOOOOOOO worth it! *sigh*


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How about you guys?? How are you doing in the patience department??

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Canada, Happy Thanksgiving Weekend, eh!

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Besides not being eaten by bears, what are you guys thankful for, David-wise?

Here’s my shortlist:

  • New music is coming
  • New shows are coming
  • David is as crazy talented and funny and charming and huge-hearted and random as ever
  • His great taste in shoes
  • All the great friends I have made online and in person thanks to (to quote the lovely & amazing @rhiminee) this precious porkchop who must be protected at all costs
  • Y’all!!!!!!!!!!❤❤❤

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https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1790705614509462&id=1726325320947492&refid=52

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@DavidArchie shoe appreciation post

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Slay Cancer With Dragons, Grammy Award Winning Band Imagine Dragons Rock Las Vegas on Friday, Sept. 30 For The Tyler Robinson Foundation at Caesars Palace Featuring: David Archuleta Where: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States When: 30 Sep 2016 Credit: Judy Eddy/WENN.com

Sorry I’ve been MIA, folks, an avalanche of family stuff going on… but I could not take a moment to declare a special tribute to perhaps my favourite David Archuleta footwear to date.

Sure, I am excited for new music. So excited I can barely think about it without letting out a high-pitched squeal that results in awkward stares in the produce aisle.

But when I see stellar soles like these, it restores my faith that an ArchuRenaissance is upon us.

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A time when snippets are craved and vortexes are entered.

A time we are all reminded what heaven sounds like.

Ah, good times.

But in the meantime, these shoes. THESE. SHOES.

Yes, shallow, I know. But still, THESE SHOES!!!!

Carry on.

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Random thoughts….

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And am I the only one who’s kind of surprised every time David mentions driving or we see him behind the wheel?

I don’t know why.

Maybe because it seems like such a grown up thing to be doing… or a normal, every day thing to be doing.

Or because I think he should beam instantly places like they do on Star Trek. idek

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Was thinking last night how awesome it is that technology allows us all to share in the wonderful performances of David’s from all corners of the Earth (a def. step up from the crappy cell cast days)… but even more than technology, the generosity of the peeps who take the time and effort to record and share these gems with us. I really can’t say thanks enough for that.

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(thanks, in particular, to Donna Higby and @muldur for these!)

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#funfact @DavidArchie is the funnest of them all

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How cute is Kari, flinching at the camera? That was David not too long ago. *sigh*

And wow, healthy appetite, dude, that looked like quite the spread. I guess it takes a lot of energy being amazing.

Excuse me while I grab my sunglasses… that smile is BLINDING! Is it not??
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Bless the Periscoperrrrrssss!!!!!!

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LIVE on #Periscope: tofwDavid https://t.co/4WQBDLxo4v

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LIVE on #Periscope: @davidarchie Angel https://t.co/Q1kliPvtHO

— Joanie S (@suttygal) September 10, 2016
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LIVE on #Periscope: @Davidarchie singing BOTW https://t.co/FN2lSGmweW

— Joanie S (@suttygal) September 10, 2016
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(although I’m on my dad’s basement computer that’s circa 1982 and they’re coming through all choppy… I’LL TAKE IT! … actually, he’s probably wondering what I’m doing down here. Toodles!)

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Basically me in HMV when @DavidArchie’s TOSOD came out….

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And probably every one of us when his new music drops.🙂

(sent to me by the lovely & amazing Taterzen!)

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HOW EXCITED ARE YOU GUYS GETTING FOR THE NEW MUSIC???!!!!!!!

Me?

My ears need this like my lungs need oxygen. Ears? pfffffft My entire being!!!!!

Bring it ON, Archuleta!

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Meet the costar of David’s new video!!!!!!😉

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He’s pointing. At the cat. Who is taller than he is. #deathbydavid

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GUYYYSSS! WE GOT A KINDA SORTA ALMOST @DAVIDARCHIE VLOG!!!!!

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AND HE’S DOING A PHOTOSHOOT TODAY FOR HIS NEW SONGS… NEW SONGS… NEW … SONGS … LET THAT JUST SINK IN FOR A NANOSEC, Y’ALL … SORRY FOR THE ALL CAPS, I MAY BE A TAD EXCIIIIIIIIIIITEDDDDDD!!!!!!!

Yo, anyone else??🙂

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Can I just say that I love the way he was going to end the clip then thought about all the other people in the world in different time zones and added an extra section just for them. This is the person we are cheering on / supporting / benevolently stalking, my friends. I feel pretty happy about that right about now.🙂

 

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aww, Kari’s there too!

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I like to think David is the bouncing guy back aways on the right.🙂

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ANOTHER ONE!!!!! *breathes into paper bag*

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brb, going to find this person to give them a big hug:

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Looks like he’s as excited as we are!!! :)🙂🙂

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Top 10 ways to spot a fake @DavidArchie page

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It looks as though this post was removed from David’s FB. (Probably because it sparked a whole thread of comments from peeps who thought it meant that David’s official FB was fake… what the heck is WRONG with people??)

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So, as a public service, here are some helpful tips on how to spot a fake Archie page.

Tip #1

They spell Archuleta with two “T”s … Prefaced by “Mrs.”

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Tip #2

The timeline includes ZERO posts about food.

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Tip #3

His wings are missing.

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Tip # 4

The bandsintown.com notice is for Toronto.

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Tip #5

He’s, um, tanned all over.

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Tip #6

He’s wearing a man bun.

 

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Tip #7

He asks for your number so he can text you.

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Tip #8

You suspect he’s actually Ryan Lochte.

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Tip #9

His version of Crush sounds a little different.

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Tip #10 — and the surest sign of all.

He says his album’s coming out tomorrow.

 

How about you guys? What do you think the signs would be?
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Beautiful!

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Interesting interview with Shawn Mendes (who grew up just east of my old neighbourhood) … “You have to be careful not to make music something you don’t want to do,” he says.

http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/7486993/shawn-mendes-illuminate-billboard-cover-story?utm_source=twitter

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I stumbled *cough*creeped*cough* on this convo… is it not the cutest thing ever? (And don’t worry, I didn’t bud in with my own tweet and weird them out, I’m sure this will soon be happening A LOT!🙂 )

 

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And this is the video that started their convo:

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TWEET OF THE CENTURY GOES TO! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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Every @DavidArchie picture tells a story, Part 2

Aerial shot of the Gengen hug captured by her own personal David drone.

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David pointing out that he’s excellent at pointing.

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David, patiently waiting for the translation of “Shawty” that he asked for 20 minutes ago.

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And his enthusiastic response when Gengen suggests doing a show in Toronto.

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“You expect me to go to northern North America??”

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And finally, I think this lovely woman is each and every one of us, is she not?

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So, on a scale of 1 to “RELEASE IT ALREADY!”,  how impatient are you guys to hear David’s new music?

Photos: Che Wea Hu
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sheesh, I’m away one weekend and he turns into an IG machine! LOL
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OH SWEET PEACHES, I AM DYINGGGGGG!!!!

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so he must’ve scrolled through these🙂

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Another kind of temple I got to visit in Taiwan was the LDS temple in Taipei. Another beautiful place! It is neat how both the Buddhist temples and LDS temples have a common denominator of turning back to ancestors and connecting with them. There's definitely a strength found in that connection. I loved going here. It reminds me of what matters most, and who I want to be/become. It reminds me of how important my family is to me and makes me look forward to the future family I'll create someday. I spoke to a group of expats (foreign passport holders) today in Shanghai for a spiritual devotional. It was a great way to wrap up this Asia trip. I haven't quite left yet and I'm already missing it! I hope to come back again soon! #temples #Taiwan #Taipei #family #Sunday #reflective

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One more stop before heading back to the USA… #Shanghai #China

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Our Taiwan trip is coming to an end. It has been an amazing last week and a half! Losing my voice and still getting through events in Taipei, Taichung, Tainan, ChiaYi, Hualien, Kaohsiung, the 2016 Community Awards, and the LDS Taiwan Youth Conference… this has been an unforgettable experience! I'm sad to be leaving Taiwan and the wonderful people who helped us get through it all. Thank you for all of your help and to everyone who came to the shows! This won't be the last time we come! 謝謝! This was a Buddhist temple in Hualien that we visited. It was a beautiful place. I love the emphasis put on connecting with ancestors in this culture. It's so important to keep connected with family even when they've passed on. I have a strong belief that family ties last forever even beyond this life. #Taiwan #Temple #Hualien #buddhisttemple

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I don’t know about David, but this kid’s MY kind of perfect! hahahaha #love

 

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I think it's finally time to share this on social media. I'm so grateful for the opportunity to meet David Archuleta these past 2 weeks! He is such a spiritual, kind, faithful, positive, and talented person! Words can't even fully describe how much I'm thankful for his testimony and music. His music is powerful and can also spread God's love to all of His children! It has become one of the most precious memories of mine, and I want to keep it with me forever! I still feel unreal but it's real that I got to meet this amazing child of God while being in my beautiful country, Taiwan! I also want to express my gratitude to @yhmatthuang and @ztteresa for all of your help along the way! I have learned so much from you both! 這兩個禮拜真的是令我永生難忘 #davidarchuleta #taiwan #music #hosting #grateful

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FILE THESE UNDER: “DAVID ARCHULETA IS OFFICIALLY TRYING TO KILL US BEFORE HIS NEW MUSIC GETS HERE!!!!”
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One of the highlights of our time in Shanghai was getting to visit the Shanghai Baby's Home. It was started to help kids in orphanages who need lifesaving treatment. It was touching. These littlest ones are people who can't help themselves. I'm amazed by Daisy and the Shanghai Baby's Home crew who constantly are fighting to help these kids' lives. So glad that the Cook Family brought us here! It reminds me that I need to be grateful that I've had a home and a family who has taken care of me. It's hard to believe the kids in this facility don't have that same support that most kids deserve. Y'all should look into this some more and their cause. We played in the play room and made forts. The kids saw my phone though and seemed to know that there may be some games on there. 😳😅. They immediately found a Disney game that I whip out from time to time. Glad we could all share a love for Disney. Link to their Facebook will be in my bio. Photo Credit: Daisy at Shanghai Baby's Home #Shanghai #shanghaibabyshome #China #orphans

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“We played in the play room and made forts”???? “They immediately found a Disney game that I whip out from time to time”??????? NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NOT FAIR, ARCHULETA!

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