The Guys

April 12, 2014

I am useless melty heart mush at the moment
having rediscovered this video of The Colonel and Mrs. Marple…
I was so in love.



April 4, 2014

The International School.
Bellevue, WA.


March 28, 2014

Peanut butter pancakes with chocolate chips
made by Kaylen Alan Krebsbach
and two days off with 100% Danielle Plunkett.
Safe. Just safe.

For landscapes

March 17, 2014

The Day Before the Lamplighter Inn

March 16, 2014

Jogging, woodfire pizzas, live piano, tree climbing and soccer with Quinn and Luke the Awesome Kid Collection, French singing, guitar picking, new friends, dessert and shaving Kaylen’s head. It was a lovely day off. Headed to Powell, WY today for a workshop and show tomorrow. See for details.

Mainstage Backdrop Frontrunner

March 12, 2014

So I thought big and was happy to make a stage backdrop
for the 3-month U.S. leg of the world tour.
Turns out, the two of us are even happier not to have it as part of
set up and breakdown, every night.

If you or an organization you know are interested in owning
the official 20-foot by 10-foot
Riled Up and Wasted On Light World Tour backdrop
(includes instructions, lighting, two podiums in which the set is stored;
images on the podiums are included below)
we’d love to ship it to ya this week.

The freestanding set takes 30-minutes to put up
and half that to strike; made of 10 vinyl magnet panels.
Weighs a couple hundred pounds,
but both podiums are on wheels for easy moving.

All artwork for the tour is by Javier Piñón.

Stadium-sized two-person wave [to and] from Salt Lake City tonight after
an incredibly fun and warm show (thanks to the SLC crowd),
Buddy and Kaylen

Making Dynamite

March 9, 2014

Today is.
Then today felt like it needed to make that sentence

That’s why we’re here

making dynamite
out of digital dust

leaving firework prints
on the final push

burning out
as a result of the rush

etching epitaphs
into the pie chart crust.

Yours reads “more.”
Mine reads “enough.”

There’s a telescope
in my lower tooth

so when the sky drops my jaw
I can see the truth

how nearly everything elliptically
serves its root

until dying
is no longer an issue.

…See y’all tonight in the Denver section of Colorado:
March 9, 2014 with Denver youth poets Minor Disturbance at The Mercury
2199 California Street, 5:30pm workshop ($5 students/$10 tickets at door)
8:30pm performance ($5students/$10 general at door)

Krebsbach Brew

February 4, 2014

Upon arriving back at the tour van in St. Louis last night
after spending the week in Seattle at AWP with the crew from Write Bloody
I was presented with homemade Riled Up and Wasted On Light World Tour Beer
created by my tour manager, Kaylen Krebsbach, and her brother Damian.

Kaylen is helping to warm up the crowd TOMORROW NIGHT
March 5, 2014 at Old North St. Louis Restoration Group Gallery
2700 North 14th Street, St. Louis, MO, 7pm, $10 tickets at door only.
All artwork representing the tour is by Javier Piñón.

Let it begin (again)!

February 23, 2014

Today I pick up Kaylen Krebsbach, my tour manager/warm-up artist/merch woman, from a Vipassana center after her first sit, and can hardly wait. Come welcome Kaylen to the tour TONIGHT! Side Street Studio Arts, 15 Ziegler Ct., Elgin, IL, 6pm

Day One

February 1, 2014

Happy 60th Birthday to my mom!
Months ago I rediscovered an old cassette tape of 5 songs Mom recorded when she was around 28-years old.
Some questioning revealed that she had saved up her money for a pianist and 1 hour of studio time.
They quickly moved from song to song.
There were no do-overs and she had no experience in the studio.
The result is a talented, moving, catchy and deeply authentic work.
Thanks to producer deluxe, Jon Berardi, we got the delicate 1/4″ reel-to-reel transferred to CD and mastered.
Stephen Snook came quick with the layout direction
and Bill Jonas executed.

The title of the release is from Steve.
It’s his favorite sentence by a southerner.
It comes from advice Mom gave to Aunt Tina when Aunt Tina’s county was on fire
and she didn’t know what to pack before leaving…
“Well, Sister, you just pack like you’re packin’ for a hurricane!”

Mom’s in the front room having a listen to her birthday gift,
a raw and honest version of herself from 32 years ago.
If she gives the thumbs up we’re gonna release the CD for fun.

Today is officially Day One of
Riled Up and Wasted On Light – Buddy Wakefield’s 2014-15 World Tour (Skipping Chechnya)
What great company to be in at the starting line.
Thank you, Mom, for 39 years of support, guidance and friendship.
Happy Birthday. Good on goodness for you.
See y’all tonight in Houston.
For daily updates to the world tour schedule please visit
Note the Spokane, WA date change since the last update,
and the fact that this Monday night February 3rd is filled with nothin’ but
friends and family in AUSTIN!

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