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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


Quotable ArchuQuote

"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." — Square Magazine, Jan./Feb. 2009

From the notingDavid Archives

"One of the reasons I know that David Archuleta is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience is because there is an entire category of people who find themselves inexplicably drawn to this remarkable young man who are not the kinds of people commonly–if ever–given to fanaticism of any kind.” - Rascal
notingDavid, June 1 Trust the Archulator

From the Comments

"I just listened to How Great Thou Art. NEVER have I heard anything so moving and beautiful. Just when I think I’ve heard the most beautiful sound in the world, he goes and does something like this. He keeps outdoing himself. I swear his voice could stop wars.."
— betsy

Archu-love

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

Random ArchuPoetry

Wishing for wings, I've waited
but none were sprouting
then you came to take me up.
-highervibe

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