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Monday, November 8th, 2010 by

Parachutes and Airplanes

The roller coaster ride that is TOSOD continues when you listen to the 7th cut of this album, “Parachutes & Airplanes”. I’d say it is well placed in the CD setlist, coming after “Falling Stars”. Nicknamed “PANDA” by the arch angels, it is probably the 2nd track that the fan base is most familiar with (aside from the used-to-be-carrier single “Something ‘Bout Love”), given that David debuted this song during the BYU-ID Rexburg Concert sometime in June 2010 along with “If I Could Only Be” and “You’re Not a Very Good Liar”. PANDA received mixed reviews back then but it was my favourite among the three songs. PANDA […]

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Monday, August 17th, 2009 by

Songs in the Key of David- 12

Although there are literally dozens and dozens of songs I think of David applying his magic to, I am most impressed with the soulful side of David. It’s not often enough for me that he’s given an opportunity to explore that side of himself. We saw a sneak peak of it at the Reno Works For Me, that soulful bluesy voice … with the moves to go with it. That being said .. my submission is Smokey Robinson’s Cruisin. It was also revived in Duets with Huey and Gwen, and I thought they did a great job with it … but it was nothing compared to what David could do with it. I think […]

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Saturday, August 1st, 2009 by

Songs in the Key of David – 11

Since we all seem to like the vocalization without the words in “Bubbly”, I thought this might be an interesting song to think about for David to sing. Definitely a little different than what we might normally imagine David singing. Needless to say, there are no lyrics. Pink Floyd – The Great Gig in the Sky

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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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Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009 by

Songs in the Key of David- 9

  Yes this song has been covered about 5o times, so what harm would there be in one more? I love this song and the soaring “awaaaayyyy.” Just the thought of a David Archuleta  ” just walk awaaayyyy Renee” makes me all tingly,….. and the change ups…. killer.  Thought you might enjoy a little history on the song. According to this piece by rock and roll fan Tom Simon: “Violinist Harry Lookofsky owned a small storefront recording studio in New York City that he called World United Studios. In 1965, he gave a set of keys to his 16-year-old son, Mike Brown [real name: Mike Lookofsky], who helped out by cleaning up and […]

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Songs in the Key of David – 8
Tuesday, May 26th, 2009 by

Songs in the Key of David – 8

The following was excerpted from a 1994 publication “Elvis Rock ‘n’ Roll Legend” by Susan Doll about the televised “The ’68 Comeback Special” which featured this song as its closing. “Elvis had always been an attractive man, but on this program he was radiantly handsome and his voice had never been better.  The producer/director wanted Elvis to sing some of his old hits and reminisce about his early career.  He was supposed to talk to the audience informally, giving his opinions on the modern music and telling stories about the good old days, but Elvis couldn’t quite bring himself to be so open.  Instead, he joked casually with his backup musicians and let […]

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Sunday, May 24th, 2009 by

Songs in the Key of David- 7

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYmwAMhu5cI”>httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYmwAMhu5cI I think David would do more than just do justice to this song.  His way of “feeling and making us feel” the emotions, sensations, and heart of a song would make this song gorgeous.  I kind of think that this is how David feels about “love”.  I think David could do some of Elvis’ songs as well.  I’ll do some more thinking–thanks for the “homework assignment”. ~ Tawna   “When I Fall In Love”  performed by Celine Dion   When I fall in love It will be forever Or I’ll never fall in love In a restless world Like this is Love is ended before it’s begun And too many Moonlight kisses Seem to cool in the warmth of the sun When I give […]

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Friday, May 22nd, 2009 by

Songs in the Key of David- 6

This song is one of my all time favorites. I think it is perfect for David. It is not overdone, it is natural and organic. And ……(David is kind of mystical anyway.) ~betsy       Into the Mystic – by Van Morrison   Buy on Amazon.com We were born before the wind also younger than the sun ere the bonnie boat was won as we sailed into the mystic hark now hear the sailors cry smell the sea and feel the sky let your soul and spirit fly as we sailed into the mystic and when that foghorn blows I will be coming home and when that foghorn blows I want to hear it I don’t have to fear it and I want to rock your gypsy soul just like […]

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Tuesday, May 19th, 2009 by

Songs in the Key of David-5: A Campaign

We want to submit the song ONE, by U2 and MJ Blige. This is a song David can shine on. He has proven during the Solo Tour that he can sing this as well as  Bono and MJ Blige. He has the vocal range and would bring so much intensity to the song. Abrra has even gone so far as to make a YouTube tribute to David with ONE as the music track. Bebereader is asking that TDC support a letter writing campaign. She asks that we all hand write a request to David to sing the full version …..maybe he will pass them along to JIVE. Our VIP folks can […]

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Monday, May 18th, 2009 by

Songs in the Key of David- 4

There isn’t anything special about these lyrics in terms of an association with David. For me, this is all about the melody, the voice, the sound – and how David might sound singing this. Enjoy! -Marlie In The Air Tonight Phil Collins   I can feel it coming in the air tonight, oh Lord I’ve been waiting for this moment all my life, oh Lord Can you feel it coming in the air tonight, oh Lord, oh Lord Well if you told me you were drowning, I would not lend a hand I’ve seen your face before my friend, but I don’t know if you know who I am And I was there and I saw what you did, […]

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