POSTCARDS IN THE SKY
POSTCARDS IN THE SKY
FOD asks this question:
Not easy to decide, right??!! He looks good in both pics. But since most of us took to liking him when his face was as smooth as a baby’s bottom, I guess it takes a little time for us to cross the bridge and feel differently. Perhaps it’s not even easy at times to think of him as an adult. Because our enamour of him right at the beginning was the image of this very cute, very adorable, very darling of a young boy tugging at our heartstrings.
But he is now grown up!
As usual, I am inclined to dig deeper. If my memory serves me right, David never liked his voice or his looks that much. I believe he prefers to be edgier. To be more forefront of a trend. Rather than a cute and sweet kid. When it is his choice to pick a pic of himself for whatever publicity, he would go for the one where he is unsmiling .. where he is meditative .. where he just looks honest.
NOW, he is at that good place where he can afford to be selective and be his genuine self. Yeah, I believe he prefers to be this rugged guy – hairy and a little grungy (JUST a little ..) to inspire his need to create his own musical barriers. Or NO-barriers.
To be honest, I like him both ways. When he was clean and shaved, I did hope that he would one day be marginally more rumpled and let-loose. Now that he is moving in that direction, I know he is much less uninhabited. Perhaps he is preparing to fly. Even a little. I am elated.
At the end of the day, it is his voice and his connectivity to music that matter most to me. But, to David himself, his image and looks should be inspired and guided by the development of his artistry.
LOL! David tweets!
Baby Archie… but not the one you’re probably thinking of. (it’s me) Welcoming Meghan and Harry’s baby!
And our own Baby Archie has grown into this almost unrecognizable Adonis-like adult!
We have low resistance to David-stuff. This performance is no exception. An amazing eternally green song exquisitely sung by an infinitely adored voice.
Those superlative descriptions above are constantly used on this site for this dearly loved and cherished human. But today, in this vid, I’m STUNNED and STUMPED by something else. THE WAY HE LOOKS!
His smooth skin with rugged facial stubs .. his hair looking so in vogue .. his effortless stylish dressing .. his easy demeanour .. his unruffled elegance .. this newfangled, contemporary look has bowled me over and over .. do we have to fall in love with him all over again??!! 😥
In this new interview,
@DavidArchie opens up to @Natenewsnow about new music, writer’s block, why he loves eastern Idaho and how he likes his #potatoes. https://www.eastidahonews.com/2019/05/david-archuleta-opens-up-about-new-music-writers-block-and-why-he-loves-eastern-idaho/ … #davidarchuleta #archie @davidarchuleta
NATE EATON, EASTIDAHONEWS.COM: You just wrapped up a tour. How was it?
DAVID ARCHULETA: It was awesome. I loved it. I did a couple of shows in Idaho – Idaho Falls and Boise.
EATON: Sold out shows, by the way. What is it about touring that fulfills you?
ARCHULETA: I love getting to watch people’s reaction to the music in person. I work hard to make sure the music is as best as I can. But to be able to watch people experience it is really cool. You see them having a fun time but sometimes, if it’s a deeper song, you see the wheels in people’s heads start turning and them processing it. I think it’s awesome. I hope it’s doing something good for them.
EATON: You not only perform, but you also write, don’t you?
ARCHULETA: I do. Everything that I release now I co-write, at least. I usually like to get a couple of other people involved because I feel I have a hard time finishing things. I can get like a verse and a chorus and a melody and then I’m like, ‘I can’t finish this.’ I feel like something great can come when you put a bunch of heads together because new things are created that you wouldn’t have had on your own.
EATON: What do you do when you get writer’s block? Is there an escape you have to recharge and get your brain moving again?
ARCHULETA: I don’t think I handle it very well. I’ll play a game or I’ll call one of my sisters just to get the frustration out. Or I like to go on a walk. I might get something to eat just to kind of get my mind off of what I’m overthinking. Usually my writer’s block comes from overthinking something so if I can stop thinking so much about it, if I come back with a fresh mind, then I see it was not so bad.
EATON: Do you have any new music coming out soon?
ARCHULETA: I do. the last thing I did was a Christmas album but I’ll be releasing a little more Christmas stuff this year. Before that I’ll be releasing some new pop songs which I’m really excited about. I hope people like it and it’s been fun doing it. It’s been fun making new music and trying to still have a message but make it more fresh, more current.
EATON: You’ve been home from your mission four or five years now, right?
ARCHULETA: I’ve been back for five years now. It’s weird cause it doesn’t feel like it’s been five years. It feels like it’s been three and a half years but five years – time flies for sure. I’m hoping to go back sometime. I was going to go this year. I don’t know if I can but it’s one of my goals. I miss my Chileans. They’re with me.
EATON: What would you say to the young men and women out there watching who want to be where you are? They want to perform and want to write?
ARCHULETA: I would say practice, experiment, give yourself topics to write about even if it’s just random. Give yourself some exercises to stretch your mind, stretch your creativity and I would say collaborate with other people because you learn from them. You learn from their techniques, from their style and perform wherever you can. Upload content and upload covers just to get yourself comfortable engaging with an audience and connecting with people.
EATON: Because this is Idaho, I have to ask. How do you like your potatoes?
ARCHULETA: I like them in the little squares – the breakfast potatoes. I do like tater tots as well, I like hash browns. I like french fries. I like baked potatoes. We just had baked potatoes last night for dinner. I just like potatoes.
EATON: Anything else you want to add?
ARCHULETA: Idaho has always shown me a lot of love so thank you, my neighbors. I always call them my cousins because I grew up here in Utah and Idaho’s just next door. I so appreciate all the support – especially in eastern Idaho because they always show some major love and it always means so much to me.
EATON: Hopefully we’ll see you up there again soon.
ARCHULETA: Definitely. I’ll be up there soon.
Hey Texas! Christmas came a little early for y’all. I’ll be performing at
@OneWorldTheatre in Austin on December 7th and tickets are on sale now! You can purchase yours at http://hyperurl.co/sy158t . I’ll see you all in the winter!
David sends this tweet. So random! Out of the blue !! Impromptu and impulsive? (Think he is already bored with resting 😀 😀 )
Or perhaps it’s a broad hint as to what’s to come in the horizon?
I’m sure Miley is a great and fun person to work with and she does have a lovely, unique voice. I like her although am not a total fan. Doing another duet with her is …. hmmm .. not a bad idea. David should just spread his wings and do whatever he is happy and comfortable with.
However I do idiotically have some concerns. We all know that David is getting a little more edgy now (like the momentous, epoch-making PARALYZED??!!). So I do hope he will not be carried away by the duet to include “sticking out of tongues” and all those bizarre gestures Miss Trendy Miley tends to do for a shock effect. 😯
Much as I would go with whatever and everything David decides to do, I would still prefer to listen to his voice on its own. I have not been drawn very lovingly to every duet he had done in the past except a very few, however good. Simply because of this: David is a very giving person – my personal observation is David keeps tabs on his duet partner by turning to check to ensure a balanced duet. Unfortunately I don’t see it being reciprocated. Almost like David is playing a supporting role. Just an observation and perhaps an over-analysis. No offence meant 😉
What I’m trying hard to say is: I want David to be the Lord and Master of his realm. Yeah I want him to sing it all .. have it all. Is it asking too much??
All good things must come to an end. Even enjoyable experiences we long to hang on to cannot last forever. Yes, even the many David Archuleta’s mind-blowing concerts have to draw to a close. But what an incredible ride it had been right from the word Go! The Archu-Bliss will remain in our memories. And forever in our hearts. Thanks to internet and videos and suchlike, we’ve been able to follow manymany Archu-gems:
Random David talks about His Hands while saying Thank You to his fans: 😀
Could you tell I like to talk with my hands? Thanks again everyone for showing your love to this tour and to my music! Can’t wait to do it again!
Following David’s vids on this tour (such a shame that it wasn’t done physically 😥 ) I made a discovery of sorts. I’m prone to over-analysing, but that’s what a fan does haha! It’s That Song – PARALYZED!! It brought along a huge surprise element. Not only that, it hit me BAM!!! right on the head, right in the centre. Is that a David-song?? What’s just happened?! And a new album filled with this kind of songs … and ALL sung by David Archuleta??! I had to heave a deliberate and slow breath, do a little tai qi, calm down and soothe myself into some sort of composure. Try to get into David’s head! Analyse!! Think!!
Yes!!! Why not?? Why not David??! David the Random Kid Can (if he wants!) and Will (if he wants!) take you to places you never expect him to take you to. You guys just hang around and be BAMMED! in the head and/or other places!! Wow! That CRUSH Kid has GROWN!! That song – I could listen to it forever!
He said his life could be analysed in 2 words: FINDING DAVID
Well! He has laid the foundation stone to establishing the real/new David with PARALYZED.
HE WILL BE FOUND!! HE IS FOUND!!
Seriously, I’m excited. Not only has he grown in his music, his stage performances have vastly improved too. His rock-star dance moves, much less inhibited and less stylised now, are often close to maniacally stage-happy crazy, a great stimulant for reciprocal audience participation. His delivered humour is more perked up and I believe the entertainment value of his shows is very much heightened.
This VIP session vid where he broke into an impromptu cha cha lesson is hilarious.
The performing “tactics” may improve or change as time flows but I see there is one single thing about him that has remained the same. That is his true commitment to his heart-music – his deep mental immersion in his musical calling. And that is the unchanging, undying connection we will always have with him. YAY!!! ♥
So what comes next, Arch?? ………. Too soon to tell? Or not telling yet?? 😀 😀
The twinkle in his eye seems to say alot .. or maybe nothing at all ..
Guess we will just have to wait and see.
As usual, we have all the time in the world to do just that .. 😉 😉
credit Kari Sellards