Archive for the ‘happy’ Category

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009 by

It Might Get Loud

Let’s have a little fun, shall we? Let’s talk about David and some iconic musicians from days gone by, how about ….Bob Dylan? The voice and the voice? Dang, I tried that already and it didn’t go over big. OK, it’s a stretch. This time I have a closer match~ Jimmy Page……… One can only hope. (minus a few obvious habits.) Now, admittedly I am going to be crucified for this comparison. At least tarred and feathered, pilloried and certainly carted away in a white coat. Put this on TOfan’s list of ODD in overdrive. Hello? David barely plays the guitar; Jimmy is not a vocalist. I know that, […]

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A Heartfelt Thank You
Friday, September 4th, 2009 by

A Heartfelt Thank You

Today is the third anniversary of the death of my husband. It is with a grateful heart that my children and I spend this and every day. We are surrounded by God’s love and have been blessed by great healing. The journey out of the grief of loss has been paved with the help of many. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all those who have been part of my journey, both those who participate here, and those who do not and will never read this. I am mindful that all of you are vessels of God’s grace in this beautiful world. The mystery of what draws people together, […]

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Sunday, August 16th, 2009 by

Play for the Long Haul

I am a life long Yankee fan. I bleed Yankee blue. Go Yanks!….(You are on the wrong blog happy, this is a David Archuleta blog….) OK, I’ll get right to the connection.  The Yankees have a closer by the name of Mariano Rivera. It is widely recognized that the Yankee franchise owes a considerable chunk of its success from 1995 to the present to this closer. He is regarded as the best there ever was. His records speak for themselves…most career saves, lowest ERA among relievers, lowest post season ERA, on and on. In the last 4 years he is 132-4 in save situations.  One blown save a year. I figure […]

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Tuesday, July 28th, 2009 by

Raindrops and Heart-Shaped Rain

There I stand, in misty rain in the muddy outfield listening to the Poet Laureate of Rock and Roll. This night’s arrangements are remarkably recognizable, not that it’s important, just…unusual. The band is pure genius. Pure and simple. He’s rearranged his songs so often that even he has lost track. He and the band keep the structures intact to some degree, not that it matters to us. He is who he is ~ our poet; we are who we are ~ his audience; and we are together: with his music. That’s all that matters to either of us. We are hypnotized by the rhythms and the soul; by the art. […]

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Friday, May 29th, 2009 by

Leave the Rest

I’m done. That’s it. I’ve decided for David, and I hope he listens to me. “Forget the hype. Forget the fanfare. Lose the distractions. Do what you do, and leave the rest, because what you do is extraordinary.”  I understand that he is a young man. Young. I get that, and I am happy for him. Oh, the special joy of youth. And I understand that music is a business. I understand that shtick and little girls’ tee shirts sell. I understand that he is a charismatic performer capable of mesmerizing 100,000 fans at a time. I understand that Zero Gravity is a great dance tune and that it was my […]

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Saturday, May 23rd, 2009 by

Sunshine and the Lava Bomb

“My heart’s still pounding, David. I’ve got chills up and down my arms. The sun’s never going to go down on you because you bring out so much sunshine in everyone throughout the whole world through your singing. And, David, that was a beautiful, beautiful stunning performance.” This was Paula Abdul’s typically gushy comment after David Archuleta’s AI finale performance of DLTSGDOM. Funny thing is, the following was Randy Jackson’s comment about the same performance… “It doesn’t matter what happens right now, you gotta know one thing, this is one of the best performances of this whole season, and you picked the right time to peak, baby. That was flawless […]

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Friday, May 15th, 2009 by

Songs in the Key of David

Mr. Archuleta, a few weeks ago, it was suggested here on TDC that the song Candy Man, made famous by Sammy Davis, Jr., fit your public persona. Well OK, but rather, …ummmm. No. Not for me. For me, the lyrics are too sweet. Too cliché. Too rainbowy. You are much more….oh, something else. Inspired, I moseyed off in search of another song to describe you. Click, listen. No. Click, listen. No. Click, yes, but….not quite. And so it continued, for hours, for days. I admit that looking for songs is an enjoyable proposition, so no complaints here; and there were dozens of songs that fit you. But I found myself in […]

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Wow. Just Wow.
Tuesday, May 5th, 2009 by

Wow. Just Wow.

Wow. Do we really have to comment on these photos taken at the London Hammersmith Apollo by Christie Goodwin ? According to her website, Ms. Goodwin “is the leading rock photographer of this generation. Her striking and atmospheric images capture the true soul of the musician. Her iconic live photography and intuitive portraiture has gained critical acclaim in the music industry and is used by top recording artists.” Can we repeat that? “Her striking and atmospheric images capture the true soul of the musician.” Wow. Just wow. Thank you Ms. Goodwin. View the complete set of published pictures.

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To Twitter or Not to Twitter
Sunday, May 3rd, 2009 by

To Twitter or Not to Twitter

To Twitter or not to Twitter, that is the question. The revelation of David’s recent Twitter “follower” brought up an interesting discussion on TDC today, much of which is reprinted here. Happy, freo and TOfan weigh in below. How about you? … Do you Twitter? Happy: Many Twitter-haters like me hate Twitter in large part because its use for recreation reinforces the loss of boundaries and propriety in contemporary society. It is becoming commonplace to say and act universally the same regardless of who and where you are. People have lost a sense of boundaries, they wear the same thing to school as they wear to bed; to church as they […]

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Sunday, April 12th, 2009 by

Music Reborn

Spring is upon us. Life. Death. Rebirth. From the smallest cell to the largest star, the cycle of birth, death, and rebirth is repeated. The rising of the sun at dawn, the blazing heat of midday, the setting sun … everything must die to rise again. This cycle is part of the continuous process of change; the ebb and flow of both the material and the spiritual world. Rebirth is recurrent in the teachings of the major religions, and in science, philosophy, mythology, nature … and music. Many of us have experienced rebirth in our own lives, both with and without music. But many of us here are united in a large part due […]

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