Journal

The Guys

April 12, 2014

I am useless melty heart mush for the moment
having rediscovered this video of The Colonel and Mrs. Marple…
I was so in love.
pressing mail (click for video)

 

Ataways

April 4, 2014

The International School.
Bellevue, WA.
100%.

COZY IN THE FACE

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 buddywakefield.com/tour-info for details.

Making Dynamite

March 9, 2014

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

longer.
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
www.buddywakefield.com/tour-info.
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!

Texas, Minneapolis and Louisiana walk into a bar

January 17, 2014

HUNTSVILLE, TEXAS!
In the poem,
there was a pitch black woman dressed in a slow tornado
who carried out the tune of “Pretend” (2000-present) with Huntsville, TX
and The Soul Lifter’s Gospel Choir.
That was with reference to a reviving crew of singers
at a service I regularly visited while attending Sam Houston State University.
I’m pretty sure they have no idea I exist
but I can hardly wait to see if they’ll join me
at my first and only show at SHSU since I graduated in 1997.

Also, AUSTIN, NEW ORLEANS, LAFAYETTE and MINNEAPOLIS are added February dates on the Riled Up and Wasted On Light world tour! “So is Illinois,” Spoke Anne Montana… (awful… forgive me that far reach… too far).

All ticket links are on www.buddywakefield.com/tour-info.
Details are updated daily as they roll in.

February 1, 2014 Texas Yoga Conference, Houston, TX

February 3, 2014 with Derrick Brown, Woody Hill and the Pillow Princess, and Anis Mojgani at The North Door, 502 Brushy St, Austin, TX, 7:30pm

February 4, 2014 University Theatre Center’s Showcase Theatre, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX, 8pm

February 6, 2014 Hemmerling Gallery of Southern Art, 733 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA, 7:30pm (tickets at door only)

AFTERNOON SHOW! February 7, 2014 Lafayette Science Museum, 433 Jefferson Street, Lafayette, LA, 2pm

February 16, 2014 The Bartlett, 228 West Sprague Avenue, Spokane, WA, 8:15pm

February 17, 2014 public workshop, Spokane, WA details TBA

February 18, 2014 Northern Idaho College, 100 West Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene, ID, 7pm (noon workshop)

February 19, 2014 Missoula, MT, details TBA

February 20, 2014 Machinery Row, 202 2nd Avenue South #103, Great Falls, MT, 8pm

February 22, 2014 The Poet’s Room at Keiran’s Irish Pub, 85 6th Street N, Minneapolis, MN, 7pm

February 23, 2014 Naperville, IL, details TBA

The Associate

January 14, 2014

The British woman in this photo
showed up to The Northwest School in Seattle yesterday
claiming to be my “associate” to students and staff
while I presented workshops with no knowledge of her presence on campus.
She was allowed to roam freely.
After classes I noticed being slightly stalked
(if not just strangely distracted) by her ostentatious presence.
When I tried to leave campus alone she caught up to me
and asked if I would take her picture.
When I held the camera up she had it on video already
and began to strike curious poses; somewhere between sexy and Martin Short.
I recognized that I was being played somehow
but stayed calm and did not react,
specifically and genuinely thinking, “Lady you got nothin’.
I’m friends with Nichole Appel Cole [official member of The Daremaster Squires].
I’m gonna let you have this for a minute
until I decide most effective table-turning/exit strategy.”
The poses continued.
She was wearing sunglasses at night and finally peeled them off.
It was actually Nichole Appel Cole
all the way from Lincoln, IL on my first job of 2014.
Hugest smile. Total disbelief. Perfect timing. Belly laughter. Great dinner.
Thank goodness for your work bringing you as far as Tacoma, woman,
and God bless you for making up the difference.

A Little Ditty Called Happiness

January 11, 2014

Was it really 18 years ago I wrote this song?
I’m not talking to you, I’m talking to my prunes.

Thank you kindly to username Taunie65 who made this years ago
as a school project I believe.
Just rediscovered it.

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