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.
And Pickles the Wart Hog who prefers his belly scratched.
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….


    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.


      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 holding a lion.
      I cannot wait to be a writer again.
      Gilgamesh sign


        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
        but I’ve not seen a single kangaroo, koala
        or glaring difference in the human condition.



          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


            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

            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 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

            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.

            Buddy Wakefield – Official Page


              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.




                July 29, 2014

                In the Winnipeg airport now headed to Saskatoon for the Potash Fringe Festival.
                This picture just landed in my inbox from the Picraux brothers in Nebraska.
                They attended the Louder Than A Bomb show back in the U.S. and wanted to send some kindness,
                encouragement for the long road ahead.
                Thank you Artbeat Studio and The Wright Family for making Winnipeg such a success.



                  July 19, 2014

                  handbill jpg


                    Big time ready

                    July 17, 2014

                    Let it begin!
                    13 days privacy after 7 months on the move…(Video)
                    For the duration of Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival
                    I’ll be at Artbeat Studio Inc. – 62 Albert Street, 4th Floor
                    nightly, July 18-27.


                      The World Before and After

                      July 2, 2014

                      Just found this;
                      significant departure from the Typer Cannon Grand version.
                      I like it.
                      See y’all tomorrow night July 3, 2014 at Maja Prentice Theatre,
                      3650 Dixie Road, Mississauga, ON, 7pm.



                        June 20, 2014

                        5 new T-shirt designs and a tour poster for
                        Riled Up and Wasted On Light -
                        Buddy Wakefield’s 2014-15 World Tour
                        (Skipping Chechnya)
                        now available on the MERCH page.
                        All artwork for Riled Up and Wasted On Light by Javier Piñón.


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