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No mysteries here mister

February 25, 2015

Miracles? Really?
How ‘bout reoccurring moments
that highlight how much
we have not been paying attention.

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    going up

    February 18, 2015

    Nothin’ but jam-packed thanks front to back
    for the Flavorpill crew in NYC last night
    coming through once again with
    one of the warmest shows of the tour.
    Flavorpill Elevator
    We’d like to apologize to you,
    delivery man in the back corner,
    for making you pile in
    and the predictable enthusiasm about your pizza.
    Who can blame?

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      Tuning Fork Fest

      February 17, 2014

      ATLANTA SHOW w/ ANDREA GIBSON!!
      March 4, 2015 Buddy Wakefield and Andrea Gibson at Vinyl,
      1374 West Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta, GA, 7pm
      TICKETS can be purchased HERE.
      This is the show I’ve most looked forward to since Sydney,
      Australia when Anis Mojgani and I got to cross paths.
      There’s nothing like performing with family when the road’s been long.
      If you can’t make it, I’ll be doin’ a solo show in Athens the night before
      at Normaltown Records with Kaylen Alan Krebsbach
      that’s gonna be a sure-win blast.
      Y’all come on out both nights.
      I leave you with my favorite pic of Andrea and I
      lookin’ straight outta Gummo in Edinburgh, Scotland.

      andrea bud

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        The Family Jewels

        February 16, 2015
        Still so stinkin’ stoked Jimmy Jones,
        m
        y first best friend in this life from four years old 

        grilled cheeseballs

        showed up at The Blarney Stone show in Norwich, NY.
        rockin grilled cheese
        Same ilk.
        ilk
        Grilled cheese ball.
        Thank goodness.

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          Jungle gym bars. These oily hands.

          February 10, 2015

          … I have so much blood
          when I wake up
          it rumbles under my ears
          a stampede of blazing horse rabies
          barreling toward my threshold.
          Put your head to my plunging chest if you
          still can’t hear them coming.
          In my hiding spots
          they find me
          breathing too loud.
          I have been pulled out by the ankles.
          sleipnir

          In these bones
          it is my understanding
          whatever suffering is left of me when I die
          will translate and travel with me.
          On days like today
          this is the only reason I stay here.
          When I go
          I do not want to take this beast with me. Not one more step.

          (Image by AJ Frena.)

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            The Unfrozen Parts

            February 9, 2015

            See y’all tomorrow night, Burlington.
            Always warm here no matter.
            Burlington

            And thank you for the keen Boston review, Keith Esposito:
            Buddy Wakefield — Boston University Show Review

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              Providence

              February 4, 2015

              If we really do get what we give
              then I give up
              so I can get up.

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                CALL FOR BOOK COVER

                January 31, 2015

                This year I’m putting my first three books out of print. One new book called Stunt Water, which combines the first three books, will be released in their place. It is not new material. Once this world tour is over I will focus my efforts on finishing the new material and release a brand new collection but, for now, I’m simply looking to put out a tight compilation of the first twenty years (!!…holy crap that happened fast). Preexisting work is usually best so I can choose something I definitely like. If you’re willing to create something for fun, be inspired by the image below of five blind albino orphans in West Bengal, India photographed by Brent Stirton. An innovative water color adaptation of this photo may be exactly what I’m looking for. To see the artwork on previously released books, CD’s and T-shirts have a look at www.buddywakefield.com/merchandise/. Please email submissions and portfolio links to buddy@buddywakefield.com or they may not be seen. Really looking forward to seeing the goods. See y’all tonight in Brooklyn.
                blind albino boys west bengal india

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                  SuperCamp

                  January 24, 2015

                  One of my former campers from years ago
                  sent a thoughtful letter out of the blue
                  with this video he made in the arboretum at Cal State Fullerton
                  of a piece I wrote in 2004 called Flockprinter.


                  Thank you for the message and the fantastic work, James Loges.
                  Sure made my day man.

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                    Cracker Barrel: The most aptly named restaurant

                    January 23, 2015

                    Kaylen the tour manager is back!
                    freedom sd
                    Thank you for our freedom… South Dakota?

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                      Leaver of the Light on

                      January 20, 2015

                      I made a deal with Mom
                      when I’m done with this beast of a tour
                      I will come home
                      and put puzzles together with her for a while.
                      There is nothing in this life I would like to do more.
                      Puzzle with Mom

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                        Thor Drove

                        January 14, 2015

                        Warm morning bath in Iceland at Blue Lagoon
                        before heading back to U.S. for the first time in 6 months.
                        Blue Lagoon

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