June 19, 2014

I choose superhero servant S.N. Goenka.

Any day.

It’s free if you wanna… Vipassana.



    Oh, Canada.

    June 12, 2014

    Canucks, let’s eat maple and break the ice.
    June through August, I’m there.
    Several more dates will be added
    (contact if interested in booking a show).
    Click HERE to see what we’ve got so far.
    oh canada


      The Reset Button

      May 20, 2015

      Kaylen and I
      put 15,000 miles on the tour van
      in the last three months
      and are downright tuckered for the moment.
      Sure delighted to be heading off to a Vipassana course now
      to let impermanence do its job.

      I’ll be unavailable via phone or email until June 6, 2014.
      If you find yourself needing answers regarding a merchandise matter
      please contact Houston Hughes at

      If there’s a booking question, please see the booking page on
      and contact the appropriate person.

      U.S. organizers, I’ll respond to your email as soon as I return (Danny Oliver is also out of the office).
      Please be patient as there is a quick trip to the Winnipeg Spoken Word Festival
      through June 10th directly following Vipassana.
      Rest assured your email will be received and tended to as soon as we’re able.

      Any promotional matters please contact

      Questions regarding shows/festivals already booked,
      not to worry,
      you can count on me showing up in proper form.
      If you have questions about show details, can likely give you a good answer.

      If this is an emergency, please logout and dial 9-1-1. Tell them I’m having a fantastic time.

      Kind regards,
      P.S. Check out the 2-hour playlist I developed for Altar Ego Radio.
      It will air sometime while I’m away.



        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)




          April 4, 2014

          The International School.
          Bellevue, WA.


            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 for details.


                  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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