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Wednesday, September 9th, 2009 by

Theater of the Absurd” I think it was the email from the Demi Lovato fan club that did it. “Hey, Demi Lovato fan!” it started innocently enough. “We wanted to let you know your fan club welcome packages have been ordered! They will include a Demi poster, exclusive fan club laminate and mirror compact… be sure to check your mailbox over the next few weeks.” Gulp. Mailbox? Next few weeks? I pictured my husband intercepting my “welcome package” … the mirror compact crashing to the floor dooming me to seven years bad luck – or worse, seven more years in her fan club. That’s when the light bulb went off. When the sheer absurdity of my life as […]

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Wednesday, July 29th, 2009 by

Songs in the Key of David- 10

I’ve always loved this song, but hadn’t heard it since B.D. (before David). So when it came on the radio the other day, I immediately superimposed every phrase with David’s voice. The soulful yearning, the swells, slow build and room to improvise … can’t you just hear David gettin’ down with his bad self on this song (as beebee might say !)? It’s now become a standard but was originally written as a country song. Yes, you read that right. Bob Montgomery wrote “Misty Blue” in 1966 for country-western crooner Eddy Arnold. It was then recorded in a more big-band style by none other than Ms. Ella Fitzgerald in 1967. In […]

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Sunday, July 19th, 2009 by

Great Expectations

“Fame, celebrity – it’s not such a big deal in Europe. People seem to understand that you just have a weird job. They’re not running after you, trying to carve chunks out of you. It’s strange in the States. Most fans here are great, but there’s a handful who have seen the movies and feel they know you. They think it’s alright to touch you and ask personal questions.” — Johnny Depp In the beginning, there was the voice … no, The Voice. Like the mythological Sirens’ song that lured sailors to their destruction, David Archuleta’s voice bewitched us into submission from the very first note and we were powerless to resist […]

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Tuesday, May 26th, 2009 by

The Shoe Must Go On

Um, I have a thing for shoes. This is not news, however, to anyone who’s watched my parade of sole-ful avis go marching by. I’ve even had several lovely TDCers take ankle-level photos during David’s solo tour just for me. How sweet is that? So who better to take a tiptoe down memory lane to chronicle the fabulous footwear David has sported over the past 16 months. Some believe the eyes are a window to the soul … I happen to think that window lies closer to ground level … at the feet. David’s performance skills have grown by leaps and bounds this year and so has his choice of chaussures. Let’s […]

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Sunday, May 10th, 2009 by

Can a Nice Guy Finish First?

A headline in this week’s Globe and Mail, Canada’s national newspaper, asked, “Is [Adam Lambert] too gay to win Idol, or is he too good?” The story went on to suggest that “wanton homophobes” in the A.I. viewing audience threaten Adam’s path to victory. Later in the piece, the writer flashed back to last season when (in her words), “The judges continued to agitate for teenager David Archuleta, a Mormon who disquietingly sang Imagine at least twice.” I fired off a letter to the editor that said, in part, “…[the columnist] dismisses David Archuleta, last season’s über-talented runner-up, as a ‘teenager’ and a ‘Mormon’ as if those descriptors have any bearing whatsoever […]

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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 19th, 2009 by

Screen Name Game

David, Schmavid, let’s talk about us! Have you ever wondered about the meaning behind some of the imaginative screen names that pop up on The David Chronicles? I have. And while some names are fairly easy to figure out (silverfox, for example, is both silvery and foxy, as her former avi attests). Others? Not so much. So here is a sampling of several TDC screen names and the stories of how each one came about. Care to share your own? Abrra I play Everquest (an online role playing game) and my magician character’s name is Abrra Kadabrra. She is a powerful Grand Summoner! I gave her a name fitting for one who can do […]

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SLC: Surreal or So Real?
Thursday, April 2nd, 2009 by

SLC: Surreal or So Real?

David, David, David… Yes, he’s amazing, freakishly talented, über-adorkable. But, what I want to figure out is, how has he created this remarkable community of new old friends just by singing a few nice songs? On Monday, I pondered this riddle over the 14 hours it took me to get home to Toronto from Salt Lake City. I spent three days there and I still feel hung over, partly from the blinding beauty of the mountains — which are so close they smack you in the face with their majesty every time you turn around — and partly from the magnificence of the concert itself. To describe it, I’d need to […]

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Tuesday, March 17th, 2009 by

Brotherhood of Man

“Only connect.” — E.M. Forster, Howards End “I liked how up close and personal it was. It felt kind of like a campfire thing. We were all like, ‘Gather ’round.’ I dunno. Just kidding.” — David Archuleta, Arizona vlog Connecting through song is one of David’s most sublime gifts. It’s as if, with each breath, he draws in our deepest hopes and fears and gives them voice. We, in turn, feel every ache, burst of joy or pang of love because our true selves are laid bare in each note. But this is no surprise to anyone who’s listened to David sing Imagine, Somebody Out There — even Shop Around. What is a surprise is how […]

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Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009 by

Williamsville – March 3, 2009

Page Contents: *Reflections – Marlie7, TOfan, *Videos * Band Blog Links * Media Fire MP3 and MP4 Downloads Concert Reflection – Marlie7 David is like the Grand Canyon… you can show someone the pictures and the videos, but until you are standing there seeing him with your own eyes, you cannot experience the vast landscape, the depth, the layers of beauty and the awe inspired by the sights and sounds of David Archuleta in his element – on the stage, audience in the palm of his hand, the Voice mesmerizing everyone who hears him. I saw David in July 2008 at an American Idol Tour concert. He was wonderful. But last night, the eight months of growth […]

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