November 10, 2014
Did a necessary server switch for www.buddywakefield.com.
The merchandise page works smoothly and properly again.
Check it out.
All emails are also channeling to me correctly once more, no worries.
Feel comfortable emailing email@example.com
if you’ve contacted that address for important matters recently
and not gotten a prompt response,
or if your message bounced.
Nov. 12-23 I’ll be at Vipassana in Belgium
so will likely not be able to respond until then
but rest assured emails are consistently and safely arriving now.
From Copenhagen to Brussels today
enjoyin’ the views in month 11 of this world tour.
November 5, 2014
“As humans we need to turn everything from our struggle into a resource.”
–Michael Horvath, Orebro, Sweden (Thank you for the warm venue,
a cozy home, pea soup, and cheese tomato toast.)
Thanks also to Maria Bjork’s family, Regina Theatre,
and Uppsala, Sweden. Was somethin special
to be toured around that epic church…
…and the antique autopsy theater
by a local history major
with a light beam built into her glasses.
The guy who invented the categorizations for plant life
is buried under the church.
The first ever Celsius thermometer is across the street in a museum.
Go Uppsala with your inventive shteez
and a lovely color palette for perfectly-painted houses.
It’s rumored that once, when the organ began playing here,
Sonya Renee Taylor filled the largest church in Northern Europe
using only her singing voice.
“Where one is the other must be.”
— Neon Jesus
November 2, 2014
SOUTH CAROLINA, GEORGIA, FLORIDA
I got no problems bending over backwards
for the chance to do shows with y’all again
March 1-10, 2015
but let’s just make it happen real easy.
October 30, 2014
Just confirmed an artist-in-residence
at Besienders Huis on the river in Nijmegen, Netherlands
for a three-week writing break over Christmas and the New Year.
Could not be more amped about this opportunity as I enter month 11
of the Riled Up and Wasted On Light World Tour.
Here are the remaining dates for Europe/U.K.
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…
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,
and from Tiny and Thabiso and Q,
and from Thuli and Page
who let me make myself at home in their laughter.
The text I wrote for the collaboration with
Durban photographer Mark Lanning says,
“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.
I have every reason to be happy,
but I am so sad today.
I’m gonna miss you for a long time, Africa.
October 18. 2014
While Page and Sphindile took the crowd next level
I practiced squats.
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.
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.
September 29, 2014
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
where this baby giraffe munched on over and got in on the love.
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.
There’s a thunder storm right now and it’s all I can do to not break into Toto….
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.
PPS Airplanes with ash trays in the arm rests
make me think the mechanic is still real good at his/her job.