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The After Party

October 22. 2014

The European leg of the world tour starts tonight.
Leuven, Belgium I sure hope you’re as welcoming and rad a crowd
as you are a delightful and stunning town.
You’ve got a tough act to follow…

Africa After Party

 

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    Anicca

    October 20, 2014

    Headed out to catch a flight for Belgium
    unable to deny the sneaky separation anxiety cropped up
    from leaving South Africa, and the Indian Ocean,
    The Indian Ocean
    and from Tiny and Thabiso and Q,
    and from Thuli and Page
    who let me make myself at home in their laughter.
    Thuli n Page
    The text I wrote for the collaboration with
    Durban photographer Mark Lanning says,
    durban art poem2
    “We become mountains
    scalloped in the floors of daybreak
    buried in the landscape
    breathing like an epitaph bearing the words,
    ‘God is everything happening at once.’”

    It seems relevant to how permanent/impermanent I feel
    about this incredibly constantly leaving.
    Poetry Africa 24
    I have every reason to be happy,
    but I am so sad today.
    I’m gonna miss you for a long time, Africa.

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      Back-up faith

      October 18. 2014

      While Page and Sphindile took the crowd next level
      I practiced squats.
      Pretend in Durban

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        The Sit Still

        October 11, 2014

        Today the relief of hearing Durban journalist Vivian Attwood ask a man,
        “Who are you so almighty you can’t make a cardinal error?”
        Today any music video by Perfume Genius.
        And write for a while. And rest.
        And I found a panoramic of the fellas.
        Nashville

         

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          Now New Industries

          October 8, 2014

          Let your head
          climb back down through your throat
          and into your body
          so it can see just how good you look
          when you’re not compared to anything.

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            All manner of rescue

            September 29, 2014
            Chitungwiza Crew
            Yesterday at Shoko Festival’s Peace in the Hood free concert in Chitungwiza
            there were b-boys who used the dirt at sundown, no cardboard,
            and were as good as any I’ve ever seen, before they turned into dust in the headlights.
            Goose bump epic.

            This morning I met Moyo, the baby rescue elephant who wanted to play.
            Moyo
            And Pickles the Wart Hog who prefers his belly scratched.
            Pickles
            Both were at the Wild is Life, Grand Zimbabwe wildlife sanctuary
            Wild is Life Wildlife Sanctuary
            where this baby giraffe munched on over and got in on the love.
            Feed the giraffe
            Went straight from there to catch a flight to Johannesburg
            where I just finished dinner with the Word N Sound Poetry and Live Music Series crew.
            Shoko Festival, Dikson, Wadzie, Nikita, Sam, Lauren, Bex, Roxy, Thabiso, Tabs, Q…
            Top of the charts. Thank you for the last 48 hours. Y’all are the real goods.
            moyo dhamma
            There’s a thunder storm right now and it’s all I can do to not break into Toto….

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              Wild-Eyed and Wandering

              September 25, 2014

              Australia, I will miss you heaps.
              Thank goodness I did not see a kangaroo; means I gotta come back.
              For now I can stop spending all my spare time scanning the landscape for
              anything that appears to be hopping, or occasionally disemboweling people;
              I’m in Africa now, wild-eyed and wandering.
              See you Saturday.
              PS The abandoned crib in the lonesome hallway beyond the open door
              next to my room at the hotel is tryin to get all haunted up in my Zimbabwe visit.
              zimbabwe crib
              PPS Airplanes with ash trays in the arm rests
              make me think the mechanic is still real good at his/her job.

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                Missenden and King

                September 4, 2014

                Sydney, New South Wales, You have returned me to the time of my life.
                A forever-sized hug to this city and the people in it,
                to Word Travels for booking this leg of the tour,
                and especially Anne Marie, Pip, Lucky and Jacob,
                my open-armed Dulwich Hill housemates
                who gave me three weeks of home home home.
                Dulwich Hill Crew
                It is my last day in Sydney before flying to Brisbane in the morning
                and I am not eager to pack.
                Sydney, you’re 100% in my book. In all the books.
                There are too many smilin’ moments to detail,
                like seeing sunset from the shower;
                or strollin’ up on that fig tree with Carlos Hornibrook,
                Sydney fig
                and Gilgamesh holding a lion.
                Gilgamesh
                Gilgamesh holding a lion.
                I cannot wait to be a writer again.
                Gilgamesh sign

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                  Points tip

                  August 26, 2014

                  Saw the Sydney Opera House
                  opera house
                  and a foosball sculpture that the guys were playing behind me
                  foos ball
                  and the Pacific Ocean from an East coast
                  east coast pacific
                  and the world’s steepest railway down Blue Mountains with the fellas
                  steepest railway
                  and an Ibis on a dumpster
                  ibis
                  but I’ve not seen a single kangaroo, koala
                  or glaring difference in the human condition.

                   

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                    Aerial Animation

                    August 20, 2014

                    Nailed it! Go go go!!
                    See how my friends Abigail Baird and Andy Cook are charging hearts:

                    When we are on stage and they hand us a microphone and ask us how it feels,
                    I think of you and I want to say, ‘Call 911, tell’um we are having a fantastic time.’
                    –Abigail Baird

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                      Roo for rent

                      August 19, 2014

                      G’day Y’all!

                      Eight months into Riled Up and Wasted On Light – Buddy Wakefield’s 2014-15 World Tour (Skipping Chechnya) and still going strong. Here’s the what’s up:

                      1) There are birds outside my room in Sydney that sound startlingly akin to a cat in heat. Pay no mind, the people are super stinkin’ friendly.

                      2) There are FIVE new t-shirt designs and a new poster available on www.buddywakefield.com/merchandise/.

                      3) If interested in booking a Buddy Wakefield show, the final leg of the tour runs late January through March 2015 on the U.S. East Coast (Maine all the way down to Florida). Contact bookingbuddywakefield@gmail.com for information, available dates, and pricing on workshops and performances. There are also dates available in Europe/U.K, late October 2014 through mid-January 2015.

                      4) There is no such thing as a massive spider in Australia. There is no such thing as a massive spider crawling into the bathroom in Australia. There is no such thing as a massive hand-sized spider crawling into the bathroom in Australia. There is no such thing as a massive hand-sized spider with friends in Australia. There is no such thing as a straight jacket for screamers. There is no….

                      5) The full list of dates for Europe and Africa have not been released yet (keep checking back!), but the Australia dates are all posted on www.buddywakefield.com/tour-info.

                      6) I can hardly wait to join up with Anis Mojgani at two of the Australian shows. He’s awesome as peanut butter. The presence of a friend like Anis (or peanut butter, or you) sure helps keep me bright-eyed on the road. Come visit.

                      Cheers,
                      Buddy Wakefield – Official Page

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                        Hello, Day.

                        August 5, 2014

                        How do you make a duck into a soul singer?
                        Put it in the oven at 350 until its bill withers.

                        winnipeg1

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