Star formation of the Constellation ORION
as photographed by NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope
The Constellation ORION as can be seen by the naked eye
Orion is a prominent constellation located on the celestial equator and visible throughout the world. It is one of the most conspicuous and recognizable constellations in the night sky. It was named after Orion, a hunter in Greek mythology. Its brightest stars are Rigel (Beta Orionis) and Betelgeuse (Alpha Orionis), a blue-white and a red supergiant, respectively.
The name ORION had meant different things to different people in the world during ancient times.
In Greco-Roman mythology it was a supernaturally strong huntsman.
In Tolkien’s fictional mythology of middle earth, he described Orion as “a swordsman of the Sky”
Hungarian tradition had Orion as a magic archer.
Ancient Egypt regarded the stars in Orion as God.
In China, Orion was part of the 28 Mansions of their Constellation System.
The Bible mentioned Orion as many as 3 times.
Well, I’m not an inquisitive Archie for nothing. Anything to do with David Archie, I am inclined to poke my nose into it. When the news broke out about his Summer Tour which he named ORION, I clicked into Google, wanting to know what the word ORION denotes, eager to pry into David’s mind.
Guess what. At first I saw no similarity between Star Orion and Star David Archuleta.
But, if you read into it, boy oh boy, there is plenty to ponder about. 😉 😉
“Mythographers have seen the story of Orion as a way to access local folk tales and cultic practices. Zeus placed him among the stars within the Constellation”. Ahh .. surprise, surprise! This similarity jumps straight into mind! Cultic practices?? Hmm .. do the Archies count? Was Zeus – American Idol? Or was Zeus the loyal Archu-Fandom for placing David Archuleta amongst the Fan-Constellation? Does Archu-blogging count as a cultic practice? Is the daily ritual of following him also a cultic practice? Does tracking him from 1 concert to another also count? 😉
“In ancient Greece, Orion had a hero cult”. Oh wow! what more can I say?! Mr. Orion himself is in our midst!! The Hero Cult is US THE FANS !!! 😯 😯
“Orion was a huge man, in fact he was a giant.” David is not a giant even though his heart is ♥.
“Orion had plenty of hair on his face”. David’s face used to be silky as silk. Then a few bristles made a sexy appearance for awhile. We saw flashes of them now and again. Not sure whether they are still there. They have either grown into voluptious abundance. Or they have been brutally sheared off 😥 What I always say is: since he had mercilessly chopped off much of his glorious hair on the top of his head against all pleadings not to, he should really replace it somewhere else – the face would be most appropriate 😀 Balance, y’know? Could Orion Senior’s rugged looks have been an inspiration for Orion Junior’s attempted rugged looks? 😀
Did Orion sing? Guess not. Does David Archuleta sing? DOES HE!!! 😯
Orion held a sword (think it’s a sword). David Archuleta holds a mic .. and our hearts. ♥
As I said earlier, I’m just a little curious why David’s tour is named such. Despite his open smiles and cheerful demeanour, many of us have often suspected that David has a penchant for the mysterious, the enigmatic. He likes to delve deep. Dig into the trenches. Penetrate with intensity. Reveal the breathtaking.
But I believe that both Stars – either Orion amongst the Celestial Bodies in infinite space, or David Archie amongst Archu-earthlings here on Planet Earth – they both dazzle as brilliantly as the other. And will continue to glitter and shine for a long time.
Or perhaps David just likes the sound of the word. And why not? It does have a nice ring to it – kind of mystic .. mysterious .. unreachable .. sense of space .. reflectiveness .. afar-ness .. detachment yet closeness.
Perhaps that’s what the ORION Tour is about. I’m positive it will be a scintillating tour – much like the Constellation Orion lives in. ♥
David Archuleta fans have been getting lots of exciting news lately.David will be releasing a new single, “Up All Night”,” on April 21.
Coming on the heels of the single will be an EP, “Orion,” due out May 19.
And coming on the heels of “Orion” will be the kickoff of David’s summer tour.
He just announced about a dozen dates in the west and southwest, beginning with a June 1 show in Red Bluff, Ca.
But don’t worry, fans who live elsewhere. On Facebook, David’s team is polling fans to find out where else they’d like to see him play, in the U.S. and beyond.
😯 Asia and Australia have a landslide vote, people!!! 😯
Does that mean the new Rugged One will be planning to come to Asia again soon???!!! Or at least in the very near future???!!! ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
It’s going to be great to be back on the road this summer playing new music for y’all. Here are some dates with more to come.
“David Archuleta’s Orion EP Available May 19
Platinum-selling singer David Archuleta is gearing up for the May 19th release of Orion, the first in a series of new EPs from the international pop star.”
(.. THE FIRST IN A SERIES OF NEW EP’S YAY!! 😀 )
“Inspired by lessons learned during his two-year missionary trip to Chile, “Numb” — the EP’s lead single, which premiered last November via Billboard — sets the tone for Orion’s mix of self-reflection and pop melody. The song was co-written by Archuleta, Trent Dabbs, and producer Jamie Kenney. “People really want to connect with what’s coming from someone’s heart, from their soul, and what they’re going through,” he tells Billboard. “I feel like [“Numb”] was that for me.”
Upon his return from Chile, he began changing his approach to songwriting, going beyond his Top 40 roots to focus on honest, heartfelt lyrics.”
(WE CAN PROB NOW EXPECT DAVID’S LYRICS TO BE MORE OPEN ABOUT HIS PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AND HIS TRUE FEELINGS. YAY! 😀 )
“Orion unveils Archuleta’s new sound, mixing his melodies and muscular vocals with stories about his life and recent experiences. It’s not his first album as an adult, but it may be his first truly adult album. Like the constellation that gives the EP its name, Orion burns brightly.”
(.. IT’S NOT HIS FIRST ALBUM AS AN ADULT, BUT IT MAY BE HIS FIRST TRULY ADULT ALBUM. GLAD THAT DAVID IS MOVING AWAY FROM BUBBLEGUM POP. THE SCRUFF IS WORKING!! 😀 YAY!!)
“Archuleta and Kenney teamed up for Orion’s follow-up single, too, co-writing “Up All Night” with Isabeau Miller and Shaun Balin. The song makes its debut on April 21st, roughly one month before the EP’s release.”
USA WEST COAST TOUR
“Archuleta will support Orion’s arrival with a tour of the west coast and southwestern markets.”