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What’s Good For David? Do We Really Know?

12 July 2009




Several heated discussions are the buzz this weekend debating the pros and cons of David Archuleta’s tour with Demi Lovato.  Good or bad?  Helping or hurting ?  Is Jive promoting the right way? Why aren’t his sales better?  Is he too tired?  Is he becoming too Disney?  – ANSWERS:  Probably good,  Acquiring new fans,  Time will tell,  Are they bad?,  Sometimes,  No.

Many fans are short–termed focused and can’t see beyond the gratification of instant fame for David.  Experience and exposure will give him the credibility necessary for sustained popularity. 

Moving past the Disney machine may take more than just great talent.  As Chaucer wrote, “Money is the root of all evil.” Money talks, especially in the entertainment fields and marketing an individual has no resemblance to talent.  It’s all about what can sell.  You saturate young people with large loud glitzy productions with costume changes and great hair and makeup and magically you have a sought after idol doll.  The music quality doesn’t matter as long as it’s  entertaining.  Ever wonder why so many artists play instruments, dance and sing? – The audience gets bored easily – most artists today don’t have enough talent just to sing.  They disguise their lack of vocal ability with keeping the audience occupied and distracted with stage presence and gimmicks. 

Reflecting back to the AI Tour of Season 7, I recall the difference in noise level and lighting when Cook came out after David’s set.  Grant you, he was the season winner but the intention was to get our attention and distract the audience with glitz instead of vocal genius.  David doesn’t need that to keep us interested.  Once you hear him live you can’t resist another look.

In this high speed techno internet, video saturated, fast food, wanting everything yesterday world, we have become less interested in quality and more in quantity.  David is quality and well worth waiting for in whatever form you see him.  Be patient and the rewards will definitely outweigh anytime spent.  Have faith in David – I do – He will not disappoint us.  Give him love and support and the room for expressing his music his way and show him how proud we are by continuing to promote his albums.

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  • sweetbee | 1 | 12th July 2009 at 7:52 pm |

    I am all for whatever keeps David’s dreams and wishes continuing to come true. I believe in him and I am so proud of him, I dont care what he does even if its with Disney or not I am there. he is a very gifted young man and his drive and passion can not be stopped or slowed down by people who doubt him. as he said in one of his songs “if it works for him, then it works for him.” lol I will not question it I will just go with it.

    I can’t wait to see what the future holds for him!

  • robin711 | 2 | 12th July 2009 at 10:59 pm |

    I agree. I think the more publicity David gets the better. He need the young fans that will stick with him througout his career.

    By the way, great picture!

  • minja | 3 | 13th July 2009 at 2:34 pm |

    Rudyard Kipling wrote in “If”:

    If you can keep your head when all about you
    Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
    If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you…

    Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
    And – which is more – you’ll be a Man my son!

    Not that I am saying the fans on necessarily losing their heads, but more that David is not losing his. He is a very strong young man. He has the courage to follow his own heart. I strongly believe that David will use his enormous talent, not for gain, but for good.

  • pikepss | 4 | 13th July 2009 at 5:44 pm |

    Beautifully said Minna!

  • lyrix | 5 | 14th July 2009 at 3:21 pm |

    Wonderful post. Sometimes I wish that David was huge and everything he touches turns to gold; just to shut all the detractors up. But, I know deep in my heart, that’s not what’s best for David. I know time and talent is on his side, and to just sit back, relax and enjoy the ride.