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Let it be[gin again]

enter the truth about making it

April 18, 2018

Dreamin my dreams.
A basket of animal kingdom.
You try to wake me up right now I’ll go apeshit.

Video shoot for The Stereophones, produced by Kyle Newacheck,
with Dana Moon and Rebecca Berg. Photo by Jon Ryan Sugimoto.

Instagrand

April 17, 2018

Artist Victoria Petroff has begun a series of handmade necklaces based on quotes from my work to be sold on my Instagram account (@buddywakefield). None of them have lasted more than two minutes before being bought.

Made out of eco-friendly pewter and altered natural brass, it measures 1-1/8″ diameter and comes with a 30″ ball chain, mounted on recycled library card.

the secret lives of a daremaster

April 14, 2018

2009 walk in Central Park with Steven Arrowood and Nichole Appel. The only thing that happened was Nichole and I turned around to speak with Steve, who did not have a mustache moments earlier.

Take it personal

April 13, 2018

I thought it was / impossible.Damien Jurado

Sheet Music

April 12, 2018

Atlanta, Can you come have a look at this?

In and of itself

April 8, 2018

Living in New York City, like the idea of running a marathon, isn’t something I’ll ever have to prove to myself, but every time I jump back in it to run alongside you people I absolutely understand why you’re doing this. Thank you for being every bit the epic reckoning that you are. I love you.

Albuquerque under strung up lights

April 3, 2018

Floored when artists feel compelled to do stuff like this.
Especially when it’s this good. What an incredible gift.
Thank you for it, Scarlett, and for making my jaw look handsome.
It is still in my merch bag excited to be home in L.A. (the painted card, not my jaw).

Perch

April 2, 2018

A stampede of hang gliders is how I see it.
Film strips of prayer.
Ribbons of a garden in stereo.
Oakland, let’s do it again already, this time with the author of my all-time favorite books of poetry.
Brendan Constantine is a cinematic patch of looking glass everyone has to witness, given the chance.

Get advance tickets as this little last-minute venue only seats 60. BYOB!

Thank everything

April 1, 2018

Chastity Brown, Andrea Gibson, Squash and I bummed about the run of shows in Arizona being over.

And then there’s Andrea and I remembering we’re going to the Grand Canyon today.

And then there’s being there.

And then there’s being here.

And Joshua Tree the next day.

An Eyeful Arrival

March 30, 2018

Where I met the person who accidentally drove home for me the fact that this life is governed by frequent specific serendipity, FRESNO!! And together we drank horchata. I can hardly wait to return to your strange, Fres. Bring your horses. Do not hold them back.

Gifter

March 28, 2018

Thank you, Emma J. Sellers from Webster Groves High School in St. Louis for one of the raddest gifts I’ve ever received on the road. It takes talent to turn out work like this. And a very fine nature indeed to just give it away. I’m glad to be the lucky one who gets to have it. Great job, @ejsellers!

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