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October 12, 2015

Three things I love about this promo poster
sent by the good folks in HOUSTON, TX
for the show at Alley Theater NOVEMBER 21st:
Bayou City 5th Annual
1) Ed Mabrey’s name and my name are in quotes,
an apparent challenge to whether or not we are real.

2) The photo of me looks like a
strangely-timed still shot taken from the
party scene in Almost Famous where Russell yells,
“I am a golden god!” from the rooftop
before saying “…and you can tell Rolling Stone
Magazine that my last words… were…
I’M ON DRUGS!” before jumping into the pool below.

Sincerely stoked for the hometown show, y’all.


    Embossed in Gold

    October 8, 2015

    Check out this kind gesture from my
    publisher on the spine of my new book,
    Stunt Water.
    Quite a surprise.
    It’s an excerpt from a promo quote,
    and a gift to me,
    not a grandiose self-declaration.
    one man festival of light
    It’s also a limited edition available
    only via
    until first-run stock is out.
    If you were of the pre-orders
    it’s on its way by Monday.

    Man Festival


      can do no wrong

      October 7, 2015

      Norman Lear is my jam.
      Please turn him up.
      Norm vs rupert


        Billions In Change

        October 6, 2015

        This guy is incredible. Heaps of respect.



          D. Chump

          October 5, 2015

          Hey Hey! Stanley Chow,
          who did the first illustration
          in my new book Stunt Water,
          just made the cover of New York Times Magazine.
          chow trump
          Stanley had this to say about Trump:
          “He’s going to be well pleased
          that it’s a Chinese lad from Manchester
          illustrating his face…”
          Stoked for you, Stan.
          congratulations man.


            Boomer’s big day

            October 1, 2015

            Today is the release of STUNT WATER (!!!)
            Hardcover stunt water screenshot
            Edited by Jeremy Radin.
            Foreword by Andrea Gibson.
            Published by Write Bloody.

            *If you pre-ordered via  before today expect your signed copy within two weeks. Thanks for your patience. Papa’s got a lot to sign, and I like to personalize’m, not just slap my name on it.


              Two Buddy’s Breathing

              October 1, 2015

              “A Little Ditty Called Happiness”
              is the last song on the CD, Run On Anything.
              The outro is a carnival of harmonica
              recorded by this man, Buddy Wakefield.
              East Coast Buddy Wakefield
              He called me “West Coast Buddy.”
              I called him “East Coast.”
              We were both from Texas.
              I’d found him on Google once
              when I was seeing if there were any other
              Buddy Wakefields. He was excited
              and would send me family photos
              of large bands of musicians from the early 1900’s,
              posed together, all Wakefields. We were not related.

              “Everyone knew Buddy as the ‘Harmonica Man.’ Over the years, he gave away more than 6,000 harmonicas. He taught harmonica to youth and adults alike to help improve breathing problems. He started “Better Breathers” support groups in several hospitals in the area and surrounding states. This program spread across the U.S. and to several countries around the world.”
              (click for full article)

              East Coast Buddy Wakefield started Better Breathers.
              I am completely in love with that.

              Tonight I walked to get strawberry buttermilk
              ice cream in a warm churro sandwich
              and saw the news of his passing come through on the phone.
              While I’m sure thoughtful for his family at the moment
              I cannot help but smile a little,
              same way I smiled when S.N. Goenka passed.
              Downright warm, delightful and ready men.


                Heir Apparently

                September 30, 2015

                When I started writing these things down
                I had no idea they’d stick.
                2013-03-11 21.29.03
                forgiven me
                Now that all my poetry books are out of print
                except for the collection being released tomorrow,
                Stunt Water is the closest thing I have to a tattoo.
                HDD tats
                2013-02-09 21.18.42
                Flourescent Fixture
                chaos tat
                Stunt Water
                The Buddy Wakefield Reader (1991-2011).
                Edited by Jeremy Radin
                Foreword by Andrea Gibson
                “Created from his first three books of poetry,
                which are now out of print,
                Stunt Water offers…a comprehensive look
                at the pivotal works of Buddy Wakefield.”

                Includes the previously unpublished poem ‘Disclaimer.'”
                Pre-order by tomorrow (Oct. 1st) at noon for a signed copy.
                life after survival
                HDD Tat
                Convenience Stores

                2012-09-05 21.44.31
                Ashlie Layne
                Forgiven Me
                The Information Man
                not everyone wants to go home
                Forgive me
                Mom, I swear I did not encourage anyone to get a tattoo.


                  Sheet Music

                  September 29, 2015

                  Had to pull some pretty serious
                  strings along the way to
                  get the new book published.
                  It’s called STUNT WATER.
                  If you pre-order by October 1st via
                  at least one person in that bed
                  will sign it.
                  Get in on this.

                  Photo by Matt Wignall with Derrick Brown and Russ Tamblyn.


                    Big time

                    September 28, 2015

                    3 days left to rock a pre-order
                    of STUNT WATER via the merch page
                    in central park
                    if you want a signed copy.
                    scribble bud jams
                    Just pointing that out.


                      Stairing at you

                      September 27, 2015

                      The guy on the right wrote it.
                      D B and Faye

                      The guy on the left published it.
                      d n b stairs
                      The guy in the middle foreworded it.
                      faye laugh
                      STUNT WATER
                      If you guys pre-order it on the merch page
                      it will be signed by this guy.

                      Photos by Erik Lomen
                      with Derrick Brown and Andrea Gibson.


                        Friday Night Lights

                        September 26, 2015

                        I live here.
                        Screen Shot 2015-09-26 at 2.36.59 PM


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