Cheers to more Archufacts, Archunews and everything David!
Oh David, I have a feeling that you were singing when you tweeted that! lol
I believe this is the most effective and easiest way to lose weight! =))
Credits to KylieWyoti
PS. You’ve got to see the dog! haha!
A week ago I had the PIttsburgh show, and I had such an amazing time! I really miss those solo shows, and I feel like I can relate to the audience so much more. Thanks to all of you who came out to that show and made it what it was. I’m looking forward to the other solo shows during this tour! The next 2 shows are actually solo ones! So I’m excited . The one tomorrow is in Kentucky, and the one after that is in Rockford, Illinois. For the Kentucky show we’re going to be trying a more toned-down set of the same songs I’ve been doing, but where the audience can focus more on the music and vibe. It’ll be my first time trying something like this out, and it’s always something I’ve wanted to try. The rest of the shows will be the same as before where it’s about the energy and fun haha. I’m really looking forward to all of the shows though.
After the Pittsburgh show, we had the North Carolina show, and then went down to Florida! The state where I was born and lived my first 6 years of life haha. We had a day off there, and so I got to spend it with some friends who are amazing people! I also got to spend time with my Grandparents! I love them. My grandparents were actually able to come to all 3 of our shows in Florida, and it was so great. I honestly don’t remember the last time I was able to spend that much time with them, so I’m really grateful for it. My cousins, aunt, and uncle also came to the Orlando show. In addition to all of them, I tried to get a hold of other relatives I knew I had in Florida but had never met. My mom has a cousin in Florida who she hasn’t seen in 16 years, so I invited her and her kids haha. So my 2nd cousins came. It was a great big family reunion! The next day we had off in Orlando, so I got to spend time with friends and family in Disney World! It was so much fun! I’d tell you more about it but I am running out of time and am even writing this while I’m up on stage haha. So I’ll have to tell you guys more stuff later. But what a great week spend with family . You gotta do more of it! I didn’t even know these 2nd cousins existed until I did some research and invited them myself to the show haha. So you guys should do some research and see if you have any family members you haven’t met yet, and then let me know your stories! I think it’s always fun to hear that kind of stuff. Well I better go now so ttyl!
Song for the day: First Train Home – Imogen Heap
that’s called STYLE!!:D
While doing my project and homework this morning, my TV is tuned in to MYX, Philippine’s Music Channel. I was watching MYX Daily top 10. So I was waiting who took no. 2 spot and it’s 2ne1 by Fire (but I don’t really care about that) And then, they announced the no. 1 spot and i am not surprised that David Archuleta’s single Touch My Hand STILL holds the #1 spot on MYX! OMG, and it has been sitting on that spot for 8 straight weeks! I know how crazy it sounds, but this is really how Filipinos love David so much! Like we get daily reminders for our Archutasks and it’s all worth doing it because it’s David! Anyway, I am confident that it’ll stay there for, hmm. 12 weeks! Or more! Haha! I just know! Oh and btw, his Zero Gravity is on radio charts too! So to every Filipino reading this, keep on voting! Lastly, I just want to congratulate every Archienoys and Archietects ‘cause they’ve really worked hard for this! Cheers!
PS. You can visit ArchuletaPhilippines.com for Filipino style dose of David Archuleta.
Contributed by: Larissa
I got a great surprise on the Singapore Airlines flight from Johannesburg, South Africa back to Singapore on July 26. The August 2009 Singapore Airlines Inflight Entertainment Magazine, KRISWORLD has a special feature on DAVID ARCHULETA!
They played on board the flight Touch My Hand, A Little Too Not Over You and Crush on a ‘Hot Shots’ (hottest chart sounds) radio channel hosted by DJ Jean Danker and featured an interview with David as a guest!
Singapore Airlines is a world-famous premiere airline with an equally well-known inflight entertainment system and I’m simply super-archu-liciously awestruck by their love for David! Imagine the millions of flight passengers aka captive audience aka POTENTIAL FANS who will see his picture, read his history, find out a little more about his debut album, hear his out-of-this-world voice in three of his songs and through his interview take a little peek into the humble, inspiring soul of a beautiful artiste. My only grudge with the airline is that Crush was misspelt as “Crash” in the printed blurb on him in the magazine. Time to feedback the airline and set things straight.
The radio channel was played on-loop every 2.5 hours or so, and I stayed up for most of the 10-hour flight to listen to the songs and type a transcript of the interview. He spoke very fast when giving his answers so this is the best I could catch after hearing it 3 times and before I succumbed to the dry cabin air in the plane and dozed off.
The radio segment started with a little blurb by that glorious voice, “Hey this is David Archuleta. This is my song, Touch My Hand. Enjoy!”
The personal stereo system added a layer of richness and depth to his voice (as if he needed it!) on Touch My Hand and I was dancing and singing in my seat like a deranged, loony passenger with hormonal imbalance. The interview started after TMH, with Crush beautifully weaved in in-between, and ended with ALTNOY. I love how DJ Jean Danker introduced the interview, “If you’re an Archie, then you’re in for a treat”, as if a substantial part of the world population at random who fly Singapore Airlines are Archies, and that “Archies” is a commonly-known name for fans of David Archuleta. She then shared that David’s self-titled debut album charted at No. 2 on the billboard album charts upon release.
Transcript from interview with David Archuleta on Singapore Airlines:
On a typical day:
It’s pretty interesting. It’s not exactly like a typical schedule, because everyday changes. I’m not always home. But I got to spend time at home. It’s so nice. I’ve been on tour and it’s been so exciting and I love it. But you don’t realize how much you miss home until you’re actually there. It’s nice to be there, to relax, to have time to think about other things and spend that time with the family.
On his favorite songs on the album:
That changes. It just depends on what mood I’m in. Sometimes I like this song, another day I love this song. Right now I love You Can. It’s a really simple song with a universal message; it really hits a lot of people. Crush is another song – at some point in their lives when they [people] realize they’re starting to like someone, but they’re not sure what’s going on.
[Crush starts playing.]
Having been in the limelight since AI, on how he keeps himself grounded:
I think what keeps you grounded is to remember that it isn’t just about the fame and the money. Because what I’ve seen and learned is that even when you get there it’s not the best thing that can ever happen to you. Everyone tells you it’s the best thing that can happen to you. But you can see when all the people reach that point, it’s not what makes people happy; it makes them miserable! It’s the values that people keep with them that they had before they had fame – these are what make them successful, not just in people’s eyes but in their own eyes. [Also to] Remember the things family taught you. My beliefs are something that keeps me strong, remembering those simple things. Those simple things are what keep you go far.
On juggling musical career and school:
I love music so much. I will keep on doing it any way I can. I don’t know if I’m doing a career on it for the rest of my life. I love doing music so much, but not sure if I can make money out of it. [So] Make sure you have education. You don’t know what’s going to happen. You can’t go on living in lala land. There’s a lot more business side to things. You run your own business with this. Always make sure you have a back-up plan and you never know when it comes in handy. Being young, I don’t know where my life is going to go still. I still have a lot of life to live, so I make sure I have education and continue it, so I take time to do independent studies and stuff.
[ALTNOY starts playing.]
To my dismay, the interview ended all too soon when Jean Danker quipped, “Certainly hope you enjoy the little chit-chat with little David there.”
David Archuleta was meant to appear on the “into Singapore” selection of the radio channel, which was perfect since I was flying back to Singapore. but the inflight audio had been erroneously set to the “out of Singapore” selection instead. Horror of horrors! Not one to put up with this grave injustice of not being able to hear his songs, I accosted the nearest flight stewardess who happened to be the leading stewardess (the one who wears the green color sarong kebaya for those of you familiar with Singapore Airlines). As she flipped through the inflight magazine trying to make sense of my incoherent mumblings (which tends to happen to me when I get anxious and nervous), she saw through my desperation. Smiling sweetly, she teasingly asked, “Who’s your favorite singer?” I must have blushed as I replied with a hint of hesitation, “David Archuleta”. Her reaction surprised me. She burst excitedly into hysterics of, “Touch My Hand! Oh Touch My Hand! Touch My Hand, rite?!” before launching into unceasing chatter of how she bumped into him by accident at Terminal 3 of the Singapore airport while she was heading to work. It was the day after his interview with a Singapore radio station, Class 95 FM, and she said he was doing some shopping at the airport. She said she was surprised that he was rather small-sized. I coolly took out my picture with him on my iPhone to show to her, not to brag of course, but to give an unspoken signal that I was a proud, loyal fan of his. She patiently listened to my story on how I got that photo with him. I instantly regretted not carrying a David Archuleta album with me in my handbag on-the-go; she was the perfect candidate for gifting her his album.
Aaaah, David Archuleta, forever loved by the Singapore Girl.