Something New and Wonderful!

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There are those of us who have been knocked sideways by the music of David Archuleta. It might have been at “Heaven,” or “Shop Around,” or “Imagine,” but David grabbed us and didn’t let go.

There are those of us who have visited YouTube obsessively, keeping up with every new song, every fan interaction, every new interview. We have begun to think of David as a member of the family.

There are those of us who have had the opportunity to meet David, to talk with him and to feel the strength and serenity and compassion of David Archuleta in person. His hold on us has grown even stronger.

Beginning in April 2008, some of us found our way to notingDavid. Rascal, its founder, writes with passion and clarity. His site quickly became the place to go for the analysis of David’s artistry and career. This was a place for fans of David who enjoyed the discussion of ideas, the sharing of stories, and the occasional fangirl/fanboy silliness. We all felt privileged to be watching David Archuleta at the beginning of his career, and it was a joy to discuss all aspects of this career and his artistry. Here at last was a place where many of us felt at home.

As the months went by, something else happened. The commenters grew to know each other and grew to appreciate not only the articles and reviews, but also the people who congregated regularly in Rascal’s house. A community began to take shape, not necessarily of like-minded individuals, because we didn’t always agree, but of people who enjoyed a finely crafted article and a good discussion.

When notingDavid rested in February 2009, there were many who refused to let the community disintegrate. A core group emerged and chose a name, solicited articles from the larger notingDavid community and continued the conversation at justDavid.

Now a new opportunity presents itself, something new and wonderful. We are combining the strengths of notingDavid and justDavid to create a site that is more than the sum of its parts:

THE DAVID CHRONICLES.

THE DAVID CHRONICLES is a place where Rascal can continue to write reviews and articles; it is a place where the larger notingDavid / justDavid community can contribute their own articles, and it is a place where our community can continue the conversation in a more spacious house. We are not losing anything here. We will have the same justDavid article writers. We will have the same justDavid commenters. We will still be the place you will want to visit every day. We warmly invite all of you in this lovely community to move with us to this new site. You will find all that you have enjoyed about justDavid, plus you will be delighted to find so much more. Welcome to THE DAVID CHRONICLES!

– the Administrators and Editors of justDavid

http://thedavidchronicles.com

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44 Responses to “Something New and Wonderful!”


  1. 1 Angelica April 5, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    The new site is bad to the bone. I especially love that archuplayer! What perfect timing while David is out of the country to keep us occupied and intrigued with “Something New and Wonderful”. Rascal et al, did a fantastic job with this and am looking forward to moving to our new home!

  2. 2 marlie7 April 5, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    And…numbered comments! We are spreading out wings with more room for all the stuff you guys come up with. We were bursting at the seams here!

  3. 3 happy April 5, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    angelica- go sign in…hope we don’t have the trouble with the screen names over there as we did when we moved over here, lol. let’s go play in the new house, get a little dirt on the new carpet. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. 4 hell0g0rge0us April 5, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    The new site looks amazing! But I am having trouble signing in. I tried to register for the site, but it claims that my email is already registered with it, but I’m still unable to sign in with my user name and password. What should I do? I’m hesitant to use a different email in order to register, especially if it’s claiming I’m already registered. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  5. 5 happy April 5, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    HG- you were an author on jD. check your email for instructions.

    Anyone who authored an article on jD- check your email for instructions.

  6. 6 davidfanLIZ April 5, 2009 at 12:29 pm

    An email was sent to all jD authors about 10 minutes ago. Follow the instructions to access the site.

  7. 7 sandybeaches2009 April 5, 2009 at 12:31 pm

    When certain writers were hardly anywhere to be found lately and the hints were coming out of SLC…I started packing for the move…

    Now to see if I can get to the new place…

    What a wonderful site and I look forward to the days ahead…

    Congratulations..!!

  8. 8 hell0g0rge0us April 5, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    Will do! ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. 9 Abrra April 5, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    Just WOW!

    Abrra

  10. 10 silverfox April 5, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    I don’t know what it is exactly, but something is amiss, a little sad & lonely at some of the sites dedicated to our David. He is as important to some of us as the air we breathe. He is the reason some of us get up in a good mood every day. He is the reason some of us are able to sleep better just knowing we can see & hear news about him in the morning if we want. We want him in our lives. We NEED him in our lives. Without him, we are sad & lonely. He’s just on the other side of the world, just a hop, skip, & jump on any map, but he may as well be on the other side of the universe. I understand now how his fans, who love him as we do, feel. They feel cheated that we HAVE David here, that be belongs to us. But the reality is, he doesn’t “belong” to any country anymore. He is the WORLD IDOL. And I was still feeling very lonely….until…

    THE DAVID CHRONICLES

    Now all I need is to see David in concert again! ๐Ÿ˜†

  11. 11 yjfanofdavid April 5, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    LIZ et al, Congratulations on the new home! Thanks for all the hard work. Now all we need is a big house warming party!!

  12. 13 juliebug April 5, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    Can the rest of us use the new site too? Those who are not writers? I can’t log in either. Have my passwords and user name been lost?

    Can someone help me log on?

  13. 14 davidfanLIZ April 5, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    Everyone can use the new site. Not sure what’s causing you problems.

  14. 15 desertrat (aka ebonyangel) April 5, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    Count me in as another who can’t login on the new site. It looks terrific! You guys have outdone yourselves.

  15. 16 marlie7 April 5, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    If you have not written an article for the jD site, you must register for the TDC site. The two systems don’t use the same registration system.

    So just go over and register with whatever userid you really want (I suggest the one you want to show up on the comments), pick a password (your usual, probably) and it should sign you right up.

  16. 17 marlie7 April 5, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    PS: The only reason we pre-registered the article writers was so their names would show up on the articles they wrote that we moved over there.

  17. 18 juliebug April 5, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    Says I am an invalid username.

  18. 19 juliebug April 5, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    Oh, I see you have to reregister. Might be nice to say there HERE on this page where everyone will come, so they know. Just sayin’. Would save a lot of frustrations.

  19. 20 juliebug April 5, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    THAT here…not THERE here. geesh….

  20. 21 marlie7 April 5, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    I just posted that you need to reregister. Actually, if you read the login page at TDC, it says that.

  21. 22 marlie7 April 5, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    No, the register pages gives you info…sorry!

  22. 23 juliebug April 5, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    haha! Yeah. That’s when I figured it out…when I gave up and decided to reregister.

  23. 24 bebereader April 5, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    Have to run out to do a few errands so I can’t register yet but I took a look around our new home and….WOW….just WOW!!!!!! Thank you for everyone involved in setting it up for us!
    And Rascal’s back!!!! Yayyyyyy!!!

  24. 25 davidfanLIZ April 5, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    And yes bebereader, Rascal’s back. It’s sweet!

  25. 26 goboywonder April 5, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    Abrra, how do I order the tour cd?

  26. 27 awestruck April 6, 2009 at 9:13 am

    there is a TOUR CD?????

  27. 28 refnaf April 6, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    Hi Awestruck! Yes there is1 You can order it from Abbra through the contact tab above. Then join us at

    http://www.thedavidchronicles.com

  28. 29 debra5354 April 6, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    Oh WOW !! TOO COOL GUYS!!!
    and RASCAL is BACK. AWESOME !!!

  29. 30 Abrra April 6, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    I have not received a mailing address from these peopleperuu
    renaid
    angelofdja

    I have sent you the information, kindley replay or you may miss out.

    Kara

  30. 31 Abrra April 6, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    I have not received a mailing address from these people
    peruu
    renaid
    angelofdja

    I have sent you the information, kindley replay or you may miss out.

    Kara

  31. 32 Abrra April 6, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    double post sorry
    Abrra

  32. 33 Abrra April 6, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    goboywonder I got your request.

    Awstruck try again to send thu the contact page top of the page.

    Abrra

  33. 34 Abrra April 6, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Please send me you mailing address if you want the CD
    I have not heard back as of 4/6/09. I did a reply asking, so you should have my email.

    fandaforeverti48
    WhatJustHappened
    goboywonder
    angelofdja
    renaid
    peruu

    Abrra

  34. 35 Abrra April 7, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    Please send email to contact form at top of page
    I have no mailing address for:
    peruu
    fandaforeverti48
    daffyfordavid
    jan
    ogie

    Marlie has forwarded your email , which I replied to you for mailing address. No address= no CD ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Abrra

  35. 37 Abrra November 7, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    *cleans the dust off the tables*

    Abrra

  36. 38 djafan November 7, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    “sweeps and mops the floor”

  37. 39 refnaf December 4, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    *puts sheets over the furniture*

  38. 40 refnaf January 4, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    *checks the heat*

  39. 41 refnaf January 12, 2010 at 12:13 am

    not sure why I come here…. maybe cause it’s nice and quiet, and I miss what once was…. but things change and go on…. and I still love David. period

  40. 42 Abrra January 23, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    I never got WHY we had to leave. We were happy.

    Abrra


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"I'm just David and a lot more people know who I am now than before, but it's not like I'm a different person because of that." โ€” Square Magazine, Jan./Feb. 2009

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โ€” betsy

Archu-love

"He pulls us up on stage with him,โ€ all right! Then he shakes the dickens out of us โ€™til all the stuffing comes out our heads!! GAH.
- โ€” highervibe

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