That face

Well lookie what emerges when you view David's latest vlog with your handy night vision goggles.

Even uber dark vlogs yield beautiful surprises. But then for me pretty much anything from David yields beautiful surprises one way or another. The image above is a (heavily) manipulated screen shot from his latest vlog “May Day.”

That FACE.

SHEESH already.

Pure Love. Just no getting around it. And who would want to?

It’s not just “the pretty” in this visage that won’t let go.  I guess it’s just everything—two years (plus) of everything. For all I know, that specific image up there is only hypnotizing and mesermizing to me, and me alone. But for me, it’s not just the immediacy of the floating “mirror, mirror on the wall” face emerging from the darkness, nor even the way the light plays on that omg lower lip, (though I confess, I’ve always been a sucker for chiaroscuro.) I swear there’s a certain (and inescapable) je ne sais Mona Lisa quois mystery in that expression. Am I crazy? (Do not answer that.)

OK, I can see analyzing this is not helping.

(Let’s all just sit here right in front of our monitors and stare at it til our heads cave in, ok? Ready, set, go…)

I’m sure everybody’s seen it, but for reference here’s the uber dark vlog complete with Grade A Random Archu_Rambling … about may day, cinco de mayo, time and the flying thereof, leaving suitcases in ever so pricey cabs, taking the ever so hundredtimescheaper economical metro for the first time in LA, hangin’ with friends, writing, Mike K, Eman, and being really, reeeeallly excited for us to HEAR THESE SONGS (yessss!) because he himself personally is really, really IN THESE SONGS (yeessssssssssss!!)

How can a perfectly rambly, random, uber dark vlog manage to…aaauugghhhh … what…even…this madness must cease. RIGHT NOW.

PS: David, thank you for the perfectly rambly and random uber dark vlog. We will wait patiently (kinda) for anything you have for us. Why? Because, FYI, you happen to make us ridiculously happy. (Really.)

*tears hair out*

Who knew?

40 Responses to “That face”

  1. 1 TOfan May 2, 2010 at 10:45 am

    spoooooooooky beebs!!!!! We must have been sisters in another life … now ArchuSoul sisters!!!!

    Our posts are like perfect bookends! LOOOOVE that screen cap … yikes, I’m supposed to be on vacation…. how do you work that *poof* machine of yours? :lol:


    • 2 beebee May 2, 2010 at 11:00 am

      LOLOL That just made me laugh out loud. I push “publish”… THEN I see your little tweet and run to SAz to see YOUR post. And I love it, by the way. You really know now to articulate everything about David that makes mah haid cave in. LOL.

      Now get back to that Texas vacay, little missy. :) Boyhowdy.

  2. 3 awestruck May 2, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    beebee you articulate just fine. Spasmodically in control?!? LOL

  3. 4 awestruck May 2, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    beebee please take that as the compliment it was meant to be… looking at it – it could be taken in a way it was not meant. Sheesh, gotta not be so quick to hit the submit button.

  4. 5 beebee May 2, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    lolol… awestruck… it feels like hapless blither to me. :) And for heaven’s sake, I didn’t (and wouldn’t!) take anything you say wrong! Not to worry! As for spazz control, that’s one thing I moz def do NOT possess. My spazz governor is no match for the archu_force. I am helpless. *surrenders*

  5. 6 Joner May 2, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    “I just can’t wait for you guys to HEAR THESE SONGS!!!”

    Did you hear the GROWL in his voice when he said that?? What WAS that??? GAH!! The emotion in his words coming from the “man himself” has got me so stinking uber excited I can hardly stand it!! What better critic of music do we know than him????? He’s like the critic extraordinare when it comes to “GOOD”music!!

    It’s TORTURE I tell ya….TORTURE!!!

    Dang him and his “I’m just being one with my own bad self” self!!!

    I’m toast…I tell ya….TOAST!

    Bring on the tunes little grasshopper!! GAH!!

    • 7 beebee May 2, 2010 at 12:54 pm

      bwahahaha! Joner, welcome to the padded room. YES I heard that GROWL. DANG him. DANG HIM to NUTTERBUTTERS!

      Ok now, calm down… just staaaare at the picture… you are getting vedddy veddddy… SPAZZY. :p kikiki

  6. 8 emmegirl May 2, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    aaaah beebee! THAT should be hangin in a gallery somewhere!

    and that vlog, sweet expressiveness.

    (oh yeah, um, where can I get a pair of those goggles?)

  7. 9 betsy May 2, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    That picture!! So perfectly unpretentious. So real. So David. Sorry; I could go on forever!
    I don’t even know what I mean.
    The whole vlog was perfect and so was this dang funny write-up of yours.
    “write up”? I am turning into my Dad!
    “time and the flying thereof”
    You’ve got a way with words miss beebee. Thank you for that.

  8. 10 betsy May 2, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    I just watched his very first vlog. The difference is unbelievable. Two years ago was so careful & slightly uncomfortable. Now it’s as if he is just talking to his good ole’ friends. Just flying by the seat of his pants. :)

  9. 11 beebee May 2, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    emmegirl, hey there! Doesn’t everybody have archu_night_vision goggles? lol

    Betsy, betsy, betsy… lol… I swear I should rename this blog “I don’t even know what I mean.” Why didn’t I think of that!?

    I don’t know why that particular image has grabbed me by the throat like it has. I mean, hey, there are so many MANY hazmatty pix of him out there, it’s ridiculous. We are so spoiled. But something about that expression… sheesh! Perfectly unpretentious, yes. Bemused, maybe. Wise, too. Oh I don’t even know…lol

    Oh, and I re watched his very first vlog not that long ago, myself.
    He’s definitely gotten into his vlog grooooove since then. I hope he knows how much we appreciate the effort. He’s really so generous about feeeeeding hungry fans. Vlogs and tweets are like our kibbles and bits. They tide us over while we wait for a nice thick brontosaurus steak. :)

  10. 12 janey May 2, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    beebee!!!!! your brain on David!!!!!

    so lovely and so true ♥

    i just gotta tell ya,
    D-land is sooooo much betta with you in it <3

  11. 13 beebee May 2, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    aww {{{Janey}}} <33

  12. 14 Pastel May 2, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    Ciaroscuro FTW!!! That face so deserved a lighter touch BB. It’s a shame to have it obscured by bad lighting. Like it or not, fans will not be denied. Thanks for not denying us BB.

    The vlog was to telling that our relationship w/ our bb has matured. Always educational (Mayday, and the metro is way cheaper than a cap) but more conversational and less guarded, but still as guarded as he needs to be. In other words, perfect.

  13. 15 beebee May 2, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    Pastel! Hey! I could not resist attempting to lift that layer of darkness. lol

    I agree he’s just as guarded as he needs to be… and I detected zero guard on his excitement about getting that music into our ears. :) Yep, just perfect.

  14. 16 Jen A May 3, 2010 at 3:34 am

    ((((BEEBS)))) Yer so frickity frackin’ archu-articulate, ain’tcha?
    The A’s happen to have a pair of “Junior Night Vision Goggles” that Grandma and Grandpa bought for Junior Mr. A for Christmas last year.
    I have never felt so well equipped as I do now.
    Feeling tired, rundown, listless and need some new Archuleta music, stat. Mama needs to get her gah-roove back. <3

  15. 17 pabuckie May 3, 2010 at 4:07 am

    Thank you Bebe! That FACE! That FACE! That beautiful faaaaace! lol
    And somethin’ bout the LOOK IN YOUR EYES! (That look is KILLER! It says “Just WAIT till you get your hands on my next CD! He has such a confident look in his eyes!!). Love it! The only problem is I could stare at it for DAAAAAYYYS and I have to go to work. That picture puts you in a DAZE! lol

  16. 18 Annie May 3, 2010 at 4:10 am

    I can’t even decide what’s better: David’s vlog or your blog, beebee! Does that make me craaazy, does that make me craaazyyy, does that make me craaazyyy- pooossiblyyy! haha <3

  17. 19 refnaf May 3, 2010 at 5:27 am

    Beebee! We have been spazzing for 2 years and feels like there is no end in sight!!! Thanks for pointing me to that screencap> eeeeeeeeeeeeeee he is so excited! Can we wait?? yes, we can♥

  18. 20 Angelica May 3, 2010 at 7:44 am


    He is a work of art and so is what you did to that screencap. Love all the layers of color and the contrast of light and dark. I have seen a lot of photoshopping done on him that looks like photoshopping. This is like a living thing. The expressivness and shape of that mouth is almost too beautiful. Gaaaah! Where is he from?

    Thanks for killing me. You did it softly.

  19. 21 --bianca May 3, 2010 at 8:14 am

    I am dying of ROFL here because I actually explained chiaroscuro and the paintings of Rembrandt to my hubby the other day because of this vlog.

    Great minds, my dear, great minds.

  20. 22 bebereader May 3, 2010 at 11:23 am

    He makes us kinda crayzee, eh? I mean I don’t even know my own sometimes; I block everything out when he vlogs. He’s just a beautiful soul, inside and out. And even more beautiful with beebee’s “handy dandy vision goggles”. ;)

  21. 23 beebee May 3, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    omyHECK there’s a party goin’ on in here!

    bahaha!!! Jen A, you always crack me UP! (Those goggles… how did we evah live without them?)

    Bianca! That’s funny. I find e.s.p.-ey things happen allllladaTIME in DA-world.

    {{{{pabuckie}}} :) :) Ok, so you can’t stop staring at it either. lol What IS it? (hm, actually that was a stupid question… heh)

    Annie!!! Yay! Yes, you are officially CRAZY. *smishes official crazy gold star on yo forehead*

    lol refnaf… spazz is the only setting on my dial any more. :)

    Angelica! Heyyyy! Yes, he is the work of art… and photoshop is a little too much fun to fiddle with, isn’t it? kikiki. I just could’nt NOT try to wipe off that dark film… and then you know one thing leads to another…. try this filter, tweak this setting…. oooo lookie, wonder what this will do? kikiki. Dangerous stuff. But in spite of myself… the face that emerged really GOT to me…LOL.

    yeah, I pretty much lost mah mind some time ago.

  22. 24 beebee May 3, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    bebe!!!!! :) {{{{hugs}}}} to you, tooooo! :) :)

  23. 25 pabuckie May 3, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    Beebee — You’re right – I CANT stop looking at it. It’s been haunting me all day! lol

    I need a cut-out of this pic — use it as a bookmark in his book!!

    It sounds like a lot of work — but somebody’s has to do it, right? haha

  24. 26 vermeer May 3, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    wow beebee you’ve done Leonardo proud with your chiaroscuro! Frankly he looks way more mesmerizing than Mona Lisa. That face puts me in a hypnotic state… it’s a face of an old soul. Thanks beebee we are all doomed!!

  25. 27 beebee May 3, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    pabuckie, hm… a bookmark. Now there’s a thought. :)

    Hi Vermeer, thanks! But I do hafta say if anybody’s done Leonardo proud it would definitely be David: 99.999% and noodling around in photoshop: 00.001%) :) lol Be that as it may… no less d.o.o.m.e.d. :)

  26. 28 refnaf May 4, 2010 at 4:24 am

    so… I come back here everyday just to look….

    I agree with vermeer> the look on his face is mesmerizing, comparable to Mona’s, only even more compelling because I KNOW what the voice can do….

  27. 29 refnaf May 4, 2010 at 4:25 am

    I’m in for a bookmark, (please)

  28. 30 refnaf May 4, 2010 at 4:25 am


  29. 31 beebee May 4, 2010 at 10:40 am

    bahaha… refnaf. No need to beg. I’ll do a bookmark. Just haven’t gotten to it. I’ll put it in the misc pdf’s ‘n’ things. k? k. :)

  30. 32 vermeer May 5, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    beebee and refnaf, if it had been David sitting for Leonardo instead of the lovely Mona Lisa, good ol’ Leo would have been holding his brush in mid-air with his mouth hanging open and not making any progress, because not only would David be all glowy from all the Archugoodness, he would also be singing randomly like an angel. It would be too much for the master and there would be no painting at all. So, we needed you beebee and your mad Photoshop skillz!!!

    Gettin’ silly! Time to go home. Yay.

  31. 33 beebee May 5, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    LOL!! You really be gettin’ SILLY, girl! LOL… I’m loving the scenario you painted there—I can just picture ol’ Leo in a paralyzed state’o’gobsmacked. lolol *renaissance thud!*

    You get a gold star for providing my belly laugh for the day. :) Thank you! <3

    Hm… you also have the unique distinction of being responsible for bringing images of David in renaissance garb to mind…



  32. 34 vermeer May 5, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    *renaissance thud!* bahahaha!! Just pictured poor da Vinci falling off his stool. He should know how WE feel LOL! I am off to bed now all happy knowing I was able to give you your belly laugh for the day. Love them belly laughs!! Goodnite, and oh sweet dreams (David in renaissance garb…hmm)

  33. 35 Marylee May 8, 2010 at 6:26 am

    That Faaaaaace, Indeed!!!! *sigh*

  34. 36 TOfan May 20, 2010 at 8:19 am

    Just a fly-by to say hey! ♥♥♥

    • 37 beebee May 20, 2010 at 11:51 am

      Heeeyyyy! Thanks for the fly-by! Don’t have time to archu_play lately, but do try to keep up bestest I can. Hope all’s well, pal! <333

  35. 39 vermeer May 27, 2010 at 12:47 am

    David at the press! Just had to come here and ask, dontcha just love it that David talks CMYK??!! That’s probably the closest he’ll ever come to know an aspect of what we do for a living. I suddenly feel strangely and ticklishly more connected today LOL! Loved how he points to the inks, Yellow, Magenta, Cyan, and Black! oh how I love this guy…

    • 40 beebee May 28, 2010 at 10:41 am

      Love, Love, LOVE “David at the Press!” Woot! :) Yep, my heart went pitty pat BIG TME when I saw this vid. :) Adore how he is appropriately fascinated with 4-c process :). All those crazy little dots and four measly colors… and voila! “Hi David.” kikiki ADORE IT! :)

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