😀 !!!WHAT BETTER NEWS THAN NEW MUSIC NEWS!!! 😀
??? NEW ALBUM S O O N ???
😀 !!!WHAT BETTER NEWS THAN NEW MUSIC NEWS!!! 😀
??? NEW ALBUM S O O N ???
I wonder if people really prefer to listen to studio recorded music to Live shows. Afterall, studio recordings are designed to achieve optimum acoustic perfection and producing music that has been honed to the very best. And there is a host of specialised software to manipulate and route the sound.
I confess I have not been to many Live pop concerts. The ones I could not resist and have been going one after another belong to one guy named David Archuleta. For him, I flew around this region in Asia to attend, rushing for the best tickets, spreading myself and my Archie mates out on the seats (initially) right in the centre of the front row.
Not the best idea – front row. You either spend the whole time watching his toes … I mean, shoes (nice shoes no doubt) … or end up with a sprained neck, looking upwards all evening. Or be showered with the dust he kicks up while he is dancing impassionedly just a few feet away above your head. Next time – if there is a next time (can’t you tell he is avoiding Asia!!! 😥 ) – I will settle for the 4th row, where I can be at eye/face level with him so that he can enjoy my looks of utter approval haha. (Then again, why opt for being 25 ft away when you can be 5 ft away from the great one?! 😉 )
But of course I will without doubt settle for studio recordings when there is no choice. Seriously, do the Archies in Asia have any choice??
I might even one day decide to go for a non-David concert if the company is congenial and my pocket abundant, but for a David-concert, I would beg, borrow or .. no, I don’t steal … 😉 )
Excessive studio tweaking can make music soul-less since it involves the work of technicians and engineers and some things .. arrrggghh … called machines. Even though David’s studio- recorded songs were not heavily processed or edited, there was still a slightly underwhelming effect. It is almost as if his singing in a studio and singing Live onstage belong to 2 different skills.
I feel David was not just born to sing … he was born to sing on the stage.
His energy comes through from the stage. He is more involving when he is singing in the presence of an audience. His story-telling is more effective. His connection is more far-and-deep-reaching and … complete.
I’ve always felt that Glorious was a pretty song. That was before I heard it sung Live. Now, to me, it has become a humane song, like he is telling me a story … a human story. Look at how he connects to the audience with his singing and expressions. I can see myself with rising goosebumps if I were there.
And this – David’s passion with his own real story – NUMB
(we all know that this song was removed moons ago, but since it is now again posted on Ytube, we erm … could not resist … 🙂 )
Very often, Live shows are too loud, too noisy. It is my belief that many go to such shows to stomp off their pent up energy or to pelt out a good sweat. And why not? if one has an abundance of repressed energy and sweat to give out 😀
David has come of age and has found the kind of music he wants to represent, the kind of energy he wants to wield to connect with his listeners. Much as I have liked his fun-songs of the past, I am actually preferring his current songs which hold deeper meaning and passion that is more real and raw. If I were to attend a David-concert again, I know I would take great pleasure in being in the same room with one who can look me in the eye while he sings his heart out.
But if I were to be stuck with studio recordings for the rest of my *sniff * miserable life … that’s ok too. You know what they say about “beggars not being able to be choosers …” 😥
The show David gave at Chapman University almost brought about a twitter party! Well done, David! 🙂
Thank you djfan! for the set list.
Time for a rest and to feed the tummy
with some energy food!
Yeah, you could almost see the joy in his clenched fist and through his eyelids … feel his excitement as he speedily works his fork, smashing the chickpeas to make his well-deserved hummus! 😀
David is in a good place. Spending time singing his heart out … Singing the kind of songs he likes to sing … Satisfying his appetite … Rewarding his vocal cords which have served him well … with great healthy food …
Now go work on that album???
😡 Pleeaassee?? 😡
In this pic, we see David Archuleta … and we see the Music
Rehearsing for an intimate performance this afternoon at Chapman University’s Interfaith Baccalaureate Service in Orange, California. Beautiful theater here at the Musco Center for the Arts! #ChapmanUniversity#Interfaith #Baccalaureate
♥ OUR FAVOURITE PICTURE OF ALL TIME ♥
We love it for all kinds of reasons.
It’s what David Archuleta is about. His connection with music … his song … and his total absorption when he is singing. Nothing in the background matters, even when it’s a beautiful concert hall.
It is empty during the rehearsal but it is filled with wondrous spirituality. You can almost hear David’s voice ringing through.
You can feel everything he stands for and is.
– Hear my words that I might teach you
– Take my arms that I might reach you
(Lyrics from Sounds of Silence)
It embodies all that which connects us to David nowadays … a stillness yearning to upset restlessness … a silent intensity promising to churn into a gut-busting uproariousness at the sold-out performances within hours …
Thank you Kari for taking that wondrous picture! ♥
This beautiful song from The Lion King –
Now made More Beautifuller by David Archuleta when he was in Zagreb, Croatia. I have no words to describe how Beautiful he made it … except that I was listening to it with multiple gasps and could only credit it with multiple exclamation marks !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Surely this rendition should send him straight into the folds of Carnegie Hall ❓ ❓ ❓
Bravo David!! 🙂
(Is that Kendra on the piano? She did a great job with the accompaniment! 🙂 )
“Musical artiste singer David Archuleta and pianist Paul Cardall performed Friday, May 13, in the Slovenian Opera Theatre for the Slovenian Heart Foundation’s sold-out 25th anniversary charity concert celebration”
David Archuleta performing in a humanitarian concert in the Balkan country of Slovenia is, I think, one of his ways of “giving back” for the “good place he is at” these past years. He does not want to see himself as just a rock star whose only purpose is to sell records.
Like Bono of U2 helping the less fortunate as a philanthropist and Audrey Hepburn turning into a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador later in life, celebrities of the entertainment world have been contributing their time and energy to doing humanitarian work.
On the personal level, I believe it is about “getting over oneself”, which, I think, is one of the best things that can happen to one who is celebrated by the world.
Mahatma Gandhi says: “Whatever you do as a humanitarian may seem insignificant but it is very important that you do it”
It is a mental process to change the world – our psychological aspect will evolve from silence, ignorance and apathy to a universal language of heart.
The power of human empathy through music cannot be under-estimated … to draw attention to causes which need collective support and collective action … to save lives or to make lives better … to make a difference to people of equal worth and dignity … and especially children who are suffering from ailments through no fault of their own.
David’s participation in this concert to support help for the children with congenital heart problems is his message of inspiration to the world.
Yes, much of the world needs to be awakened and changed.
Yes, David – one song … and one concert … at a time. 🙂
Even if it is just playing a baby bongo sometimes. 😀
It was a Sold Out crowd at the Ljubljana Opera House as people filled the beautiful venue in support of the Slovenia Heart Foundation which supports medical care for children with congenital heart disease. It was a night of heartfelt music as people opened their hearts to help heal the hearts of Slovenia’s children.
(This pic below would have been a puuurfect pic of absorption, love and music if only David had left his cap at his hotel room .. but then, what do we know? – we’re just a bunch of yappy fans here! 😛 )
David Archuleta singing Elvis after Love Me Tender so many years ago – you could have knocked me over with a feather! So random! I don’t think any of us had foreseen such a choice. What made him choose this song?
Is it Slovenia’s favourite pop balad? Close in popularity to its national anthem? Or is David in love??? 😉 😉 😉
The last one is everyone’s favourite speculation. Ours here at AAM too. If it’s not true, how does he sing it with such conviction … such tenderness … such a sincere outpouring of love?? But of course he can be such an actor … that sly dude … and such a teaser when he wants to lead us on!
We vote that David sings more love songs like this! And more Elvis! 🙂 Dare we say that he sings Can’t Help Falling In Love better than Elvis? We can almost imagine him on his knees … proposing to that lucky, beautiful (pooh pooh!!) girl of his choice. 😀
Can you blame this lady, regginadellacuci, for wanting to put him in her pocket and taking him home with her? Just like Paula Abdul wanting to dangle him from her rearview mirror …? (We so clearly remember the group of us strategising to kidnap him from Stadium Negara and locking him up in a gilded cage (and throwing away the key) on that fateful day on July 26, 2011! Delightful reminisces!)
David is nonchalant with our cheeky sentiments. He is more interested in absorbing all the beauties of Slovenia.
Speculate no more! The truth is now revealed. The mysterious beauty of Bled Island in Ljubljana has to be the beautiful lady he “can’t help falling in love with”. 😉 😀