Whoa Guys!! David is gonna be shooting a NEW MUSIC VIDEO yay!!
I know we’ve sorta been rallying for a music video for Everything and More but apparently his next single in Asia will be WAIT!!! AND he’ll be shooting a music video for that in Hong Kong with Channel V! Woohooo!
You can hear David talk about it himself in his new VLOG below :-)
Have to say that we Asian fans have been pretty lucky this year!
Since July David has been flying back and forth to Asia and apparently he’s flying back this weekend to go to Hong Kong and again in November for the Singapore concert despite having a Christmas Tour to prepare for. It is so amazing how much he gives back to the fans here and here’s wishing him safe travels a super successful trip and show!
AND as far as the music video is concerned, all we can say is WE CAN’T WAIT!!
David’s 21st birthday is coming up soon and I’m sure y’all want to help him celebrate it in grand style. So we figured it might be a good thing to list the 21 reasons why we love him.
Could it be his looks? His killer voice? His kind soul? Whatever the case may be we want you guys to help us draw up a list of your favourite personal reason(s) why David Archuleta is better than ALL boy bands put together.
BUT don’t let us know here in the post ‘cos we want cha to email us your reasons (it doesn’t have to be 21, any number will do) and we’ll compile a list of what we feel are the best reasons and post them for y’all to read at a later date probably on his birthday. This way we’ll have more time and perhaps even come up with a killa graphics to frame the reasons.
So start cracking your head and come up with some good, original, nutty, funny and even bizarre reasons why David Archuleta is your favourite Idol of all time :-)
I love concerts. There’s an immediacy and intimacy that you don’t get from studio recordings. It’s raw, unfiltered performing without any fancy engineering either to enhance or hide any limitations on the part of the performer. The energy from the crowd, the noise, the lights and sometimes even the heat just adds to the experience.
Unfortunately we don’t often get good performers coming to our shores but when they do it’s a highly pleasurable experience and a great way to spend at least 90 minutes of your day. Drowning yourself in a feast of vocal delights is even more amazing when you hear it live. And when the performers sounds just as good, if not better, on stage heaven is indeed a place on Earth.
I had the pleasure of listening to David Foster ( Ha! you thought I was talking about David Archuleta I bet :-) ) and Friends this past Saturday and it was well worth the rather pricey ticket. He took us down memory lane with his string of hits that he either wrote, co-wrote or produced with a whos-who of superstar performers. He brought along his guess artists like Russell Watson – British tenor, Philip Bailey – lead singer of Earth, Wind and Fire, Ashanti – renown R&B singer, Charice and best of all Michael Bolton. Together these entertainers lit up the stage and got the crowd singing along. Mr. Forster himself seemed pretty amazed and delighted that we knew so many of his songs and could sing along.
There were no back-up dancers, no fancy costume changes, no flashy stage decorations just voices and what voices they were! Michael Bolton is probably in his 50s but you would never have noticed because that powerful voice filled up the stadium with effortless ease. The same goes for Russell Watson whose tenor voice could scale the heights of opera and yet be tender and mellow in the pop numbers. It was an amazing 2 hours of vocal heaven! There was such an assortment of voices from Charice the youngest to Philip Bailey at probably the oldest paying tribute to David Foster’s musical genius. Mr. Foster’s musical sense is pretty impeccable and I wonder at the magic that he can bring out in David if they were ever to work together. Judging from his ability to bring out the best in a singer, I wager David would really bloom in Mr. Foster’s able hands.
This is the kind of concert that I prefer as you get to appreciate the beauty of the human voice and its power to connect and move. It’s an amazing instrument that we have – our vocal chords and I envy those with the gift to evoke emotions, feelings and moods just by their voice. If you really think about it our voices are nothing more than the vibration of our vocal chords (a bunch of muscle tissue) but the results are incredible. On that night this remarkable instrument rang out clear and strong needing no embellishments other than David Foster’s piano playing and the band. The stadium was awash with incredible sounds and it was a joy to sit there and drink it all in. I hope in my heart David Archuleta gets to work with such remarkable artists who really knows what they’re doing and are passionate about their craft not because of the glamour and glitz but the sheer joy of marrying words, music and voice into one wondrous whole.
Little Yue Yue is dead and it sickens me to the very core! I am both sad and angry at the news of her needless death. Sad for little Yue Yue who had the misfortune of being born into such a cruel world. Angry at the 19 people – including the ***hole who knocked her down – for walking by without even bothering to help. Are they people really?
In our quest for material wealth and comfort we have cast aside all humanity. It’s dumped onto the waste pile like yesterday’s newspaper. We simply do not have the time nor do we care. But of what good is our Mercedes Benz, Cartier watches, million dollar homes and flashy clothes when underneath this shallow facade we are but a shell of a human being? Devoid of soul, empathy and filled only with the most basic heartlessness and barbarism. Would it have taken even a moment of those people’s lives to extend help that was so patently needed? Wasn’t it so obvious that the child was bleeding profusely and in agony? Were they human beings really?
We speak of a rosy future for the people of this Earth as we use science and technology to educate, enlighten and enhance the quality of our lives. But what sort of future will it be when Earthlings themselves are regressing in their moral and spiritual dimensions? We are so caught up in the race for ego boosting GDP growth, Guess jeans, gas guzzling Porsche cars and designer bags that we have lost the most fundamental part of us – our humanity and common decency. We have reached the point where we turn a complete blind eye to another human – in this case a child for gods’ sake – so badly in need of help. Can we go any lower? How do we explain ourselves to our creator when we meet him? Do we deserve forgiveness when we no longer know what is right and wrong?
What happened in China is not unique nor isolated because everywhere in the world people have stopped caring in the relentless pursuit of the needs of the self. Of course food on the table, roofs over our heads and clothes on our backs are terribly important in sustaining us but so is our capacity to care and extend a helping hand to members of our own species. It goes hand in hand for it is a thin line that separates us from animals. But what happened in China leaves me to believe that we have crossed that line. It is not only the Chinese but all of us who must look ourselves in the mirror and ask “Have we really progressed that far from our cave dwelling ancestors after all?”
Farewell little Yue Yue. I trust that you will be in better hands and that you will look down on us with compassion even though we have failed you utterly.
For more read: Goodbye Yue Yue