October 15, 2013
East Bound and Up
You Wanna Go? Oh We Can Go.
October 14, 2013
After cleaning out my office and finding this photo from 2008
I feel aggressive enough to threaten
that anyone who misses this show will be spirit jumped
in the parking lot of missed opportunity:
October 19, 2013 with Breaking Ground Poets at TwentyFiveEight Studios,
703 North Washington Avenue REAR,
Scranton, PA, 2pm
TICKETS WILL NOT BE SOLD AT THE DOOR.
Purchase via buddywakefield.com/tour-info/
PS Hi Ross!
Word Stock Footage
October 8, 2013
The big Wordstock convention in Portland, Oregon was last weekend.
Steve and I drove down for fun to promote HENHOUSE.
Highlights include Steve, Derrick and I protesting Anis Mojgani’s reading
for no good reason other than maybe
once in a while
someone should challenge the gentleweight champion of the world.
No one was harmed
and the silent protest was successfully disregarded by nearly everyone.
To my surprise Derrick thought it would be helpful to leave note cards
on some of my books at the exhibition booth
encouraging folks to buy them.
I’m not entirely sure how long the note cards were there before I discovered them
but I do recall existing
in a heavy span of time
wherein folks stared at me stranger than normal.
On the way from the hotel to the exhibition hall
Steve was kind enough to document interesting observations on the train
from the perspective of a junior high school boy who laughs to much during quiet time.
Meanwhile, Derrick thought it necessary to try and make Beth Lisick laugh
during her panel discussion with a Pulitzer Prize winner.
So we took off our shirts, held hands and agreed that bringing an ever-so-subtle
two-man gay pride parade, where we were surprisingly convincing in acting interested
while strolling across the back of the room,
would be just what the doctor [of tight pants] ordered.
Beth, to our shagrin, held it together until after the panel discussion ended.
Any concerns I had about the other festival participants
looking down on us for our ill-advised behaviors
were quickly remedied by this couple who had yarn bombed themselves
and took to hugging anything that moved.
Our time in Portland last weekend was a great success
mostly because of the laughter
and this moment
where I got to enjoy the sweet gift of sitting in the same booth
with three of my closest friends
at the same time.
If you’re wondering what Derrick is telling the others
you need look no further than the words on his shirt.
Steve and I are heading to Montana to further promote HENHOUSE.
I’ll also be performing.
Once I’ve done my job well, North Dakota and Mississippi
will then be the only two states in which I’ve not performed.
As a random informative aside to our attendance at Festival of the Book in Missoula
I’ll be conducting a brief survey:
Tracking Down the Start
October 7, 2013
Oh, Hello Design Guru,
I’d sure be grateful for you to create the t-shirt/press poster/promo card image
that will represent my upcoming world tour.
Maybe you already have…
Here’s some guidelines:
- The official tour title=
Riled Up and Wasted On Light – Buddy Wakefield’s 2014/15 World Tour (Skipping Chechnya)
- It can be new or existing artwork, and you own all the rights to it.
- If your work is the match for this tour you’ll get due credit, linked on buddywakefield.com and anything else you care to negotiate.
- Send all images/links to your images to firstname.lastname@example.org, not FB. Thanks for doing that.
- Here’s some context for the title of the tour =
You remember that time
we sat on top of the whole world
and told each other jokes about the ocean
until everybody crumbled
was always lookin’ for a 4-leaf clover.
Nothing to do with luck.
If we thought it would help
we would tell it to you
like a drunk octopus
riled up and wasted on light.
can neither be created
we are all exactly the same age
happening at exactly the same time.
Well well welcome
to a room full of self-declared “old souls”
in juvenile clothes.
Let’s blow the cake off our candles
and the starving
off of the words
that are stuck to our throats.
Intimate Breathing For Heavy People
NEW YORK CITY!!
On October 18, 2013 come over… a close encounter with bendy people presented by Flavorpill, featuring Kyo Sakurai and a very special guest at Vira Yoga, 580 Broadway, 2nd floor, New York City, NY, 8:30pm ($10; capacity = 100; ticket link soon; until then… enjoy this photo by Inti St. Clair/imaging by Bill Jonas of how I feel about driving and parking in NYC [which is still not as impending as the feeling I get when driving and parking in D.C. or Boston] while being slightly overdressed and uncomfortable).
What’s In This?
Absolutely Not, Chechnya
September 25, 2013
RILED UP AND WASTED ON LIGHT – BUDDY WAKEFIELD’s 2014/15 WORLD TOUR
Booking is underway for Buddy Wakefield’s upcoming world tour.
If you live either north or south of the equator (except Chechnya)
and are in a position to make a show happen
email email@example.com for more info.
Until then, check out Buddy’s October/November U.S. tour dates,
both solo and with Ani DiFranco, on http://buddywakefield.com/tour-info/
including his first ever show in Montana (leaving just Mississippi and North Dakota
as the only states in which he’s not yet performed).
Gracey Swings An Axe
September 22, 2013
Headed to Vipassana until October 1st
but not before leaving you with arguably the greatest 5 seconds ever videoed:
Kite Knife Overground
September 13, 2013
Big party tomorrow right here at home
with a band and a DJ, new homemade grill, camping, fire, friends and Mom!
Welcome to come if ya send me an email and happen to be around the Kitsap Peninsula.
This is about 4/5 through my first tile project, a water feature.
I know a lot of you have heard of gout, but did you know that you can also get grout?
I bought two bags.
Just finished it yesterday, and Steve made an outdoor kitchen.
Pretty excited about how they all turned out. Pics soon.