“..The Man I’ll Bring Back ..” – it may be just a manner of speech, but I have a sneaky suspicion that David has chosen his words deliberately and cautiously – or even craftily – non-commital and no promises as to how he might turn out after 2 years – or he might have already silently planned to launch a few surprises on us, even then – except that he WILL come back. That thought is, at least, comforting. The rest is still a big question mark.
However, with the imaginative, creative and ever-anxious minds of us Archies, that statement can hold so many meanings and nuances which have invited many speculations and persuaded us to put on our “thinking caps”, or rather, “wondering caps”.
We know his voice will retain its beauty and unique quality. That has been proven by the Concierto de Navidad vids we saw recently. With his growth and maturity in both voice and person – I see and hear more depth and even more sensuality (Help!) .
But what about the other aspects? Will he bring back a man who is invigorated and imbibed with renewed enthusiasm to further his music career? Or has the daily involvement with his faith brought about a diminishing in that spark of interest and ambition?
Will he have been very much influenced by the Chilean culture? What about his change of outlook and altered projections of his life? And his dressing .. his hairstyle .. his preferred image ..
I have a few surmises – some serious – some tongue-in-cheek – some out of mere fun and frolic. You decide which is which. 😉
Will he still be Goofy David?
Or will he turn into a suave super-stud? I know many of us have always seen him as one … but a super-stud who has come of age?! and is moving towards his peak????!!!! 😯
Perhaps he will create a new trend in dressing – a priestly fashion?
Or move to Asia and adopt an Oriental Look and make some exotic musical moves onstage? (yezz pleazze David! 😀 )
Or perhaps he will decide to live in a Ninja Disguise because of the constant need of a quick getaway?
Perhaps he will maintain his Chilean tan and sport an au-naturel look with bare essentials? (You youngsters would like that huh! 😉 )
What about his shoes? Will these Spiderman ones make flying-high at concerts easier?
We come to the all-encompassing issue to most Archies – his H A I R !! I rather fancy David having a change from his Fluff – beautiful no doubt, but a change is ok ya? .. This one? (Stop throwing rotten stuff at me! I’m just SPECULATING!! 😛 )
Will he decide to sport a beard to make up for lost time when there was hardly any on his head? (Methinks he looks really cool with some facial hair! 😉 )
Will he become a Loner and dwell in aloneness with deep philosophical thoughts?
Or will he roam the world toting his new-found companion?
Will he prefer to sing just Covers to show his predescessors how they should have been done? 😉
Or will he write his own badass music and find his own way?
As the Siamese King says in the The King And I,
“It Is A Puzzlement!”
Very often I am offended by the sense of unfairness and ignorance of many for not giving more support and acknowledgment to greater talents, singing praises and settling for lesser ones instead. My fervent hope is David will bring back a man and artiste who will contain a burning fire and passion and spill it over in his work with the help of a great Team, and be able to open the eyes of the masses to his talent.
As for the other aspects like dressing … goofy or serious … toting a guitar or lugging along a grand piano to concerts … shirt-ripped or shirt-intact … hair or no-hair … I am no-fuss. I’ll embrace him any ole way. I JUST WANT TO HEAR HIM S I N G DANGIT!!!!!!