Category Archives: Soul David Series
I could go on and on down this memory-lane trip, but really, the idea is about what O.D.D. meant in the past and to consider what it could mean for us now and for the future. So I thought to end this series with a poll! 🙂
What say you, Soul Davidians, when it comes to rekindling O.D.D.?
You know you’ve got O.D.D. bad when 1)you actually decide to create a You Tube account and 2)you spend time obsessively creating your first digital video! I’m still fond of the first one I created b/c it captured what for me was “Soul David” and what The Voice did to me.
If fan blogging and David vlogging fed my O.D.D., then nothing like the fan videos that fueled the fire! Especially for those of us who couldn’t experience David in concert. One of my favorite fan videos that helped foster O.D.D. was Evelyn’s shared video of David’s performance of “When You Say You Loved Me” in Salt Lake City during the Idol Tour. Talk about having a David 3-D experience! And his weeping, awwwww!
Thanks for the memories, David fans! Without your efforts, most of us wouldn’t have been hanging around as long as we have! 🙂
I credit David with giving me the social media hookup, starting with getting me caught up in his You Tube vlogs! And he was cute as a button venturing with his very first vlog (I distinctly remember how it created “controversy” over his pet Conditioner! Oy, Arch Angels! Seriousl!)
But, seriously, if I had not been a David fan, I would have been sooooo slow with joining Facebook and Twitter (no lie!). So, I’m quite savvy with the social media – thanks to my participation in the David fan community. It definitely gave me a leg up among my more mature “peers” who eventually joined along in these endeavors. David definitely kept me young! See, there are some wonderful benefits to O.D.D.
My O.D.D. might have fizzled on its own had I not found a community of equally obsessed David fans, as I did when I discovered Noting David, which led me to a bunch of other David fan blogs. Indeed, thanks to ND and The David Chronicles, Soul David was born!
And I must confess: I miss those years when we were all basking in the light of David’s after-Idol glow. We were so hopeful, so fanatic, so obsessed!
One of the things that totally drew me into the fan blogosphere was Rascal’s sophisticated, poetic waxing of David’s greatness. He simply found a way to express what was at the time inexpressible, and most importantly, he created a space for the more “mature fan” to congregate.
Below is my favorite blog from Noting David:
Starchild, Lightworker, Artist
Profound experience is a communion with the divine. Those who have been led to this place by way of David’s music, his character, and his journey may seek to explain this experience in many ways, and I think it is helpful to both respect these different modes of expression and also to recognize their limitations.
First and foremost, it is important to recognize that David is not and should not be construed as the source of divination nor even the portal to it, but merely a rare conduit or mechanism by which our own inherent connection to the divine is activated. In other words, David is for all intents and purposes a naive outside agent by which our own pre-existing heart connections are opened.
I don’t mean to in any way diminish this extraordinary gift of David’s, but we must be aware that both the connection and the divine itself reside in us, not in David himself (not, of course, that it doesn’t also reside in David, but no more so than it does in us). It is useful to maintain a recognition of this not only for our own perspective but also for David’s well being–it would be unfair to levy onto him the magnitude of expectation that would accompany such prophetic appointments.