January 17, 2010

Before I go launchin’ into announcing
The Night Kite Revival World Tour of America, 2010!!
I best recap 2009’s Elephant Engine High Dive Revival Tour.

WhhhooooowWow…

The richness of all that’s unfolded since the start of last year’s tour
is a bit much to tackle, so here it goes in fast forward…

These people went on a revival tour celebrating humans:

Up up, Michigan!

Up up!

Singin' about the issues, like puttin' our junk in things we don't love.

Singin' about the issues... like, puttin' our junk in things we don't love.

My Faye.

My Faye.

Funniest woman on the plan... on the plan. Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz.

Funniest woman on the plan... on the plan. Cristin O

Shappy Seasholtz.

Shappy.

Mike McGee and the Gang.

Mike McGee and the Gang.

Professor Dog, relishing a moment backstage.

Professor Dog, relishing a moment backstage.

Amarillo By Evenin'.

Amarillo By Evenin'.

On the Queen Mary in Long Beach with Mindy Nettifee.

On the Queen Mary in Long Beach with Mindy Nettifee.

Victory Gardens in Chicago with Robbie Q Telfer and Shira Erlichman.

Victory Gardens in Chicago with Robbie Q Telfer and Shira Erlichman.

The Foam.

The Foooooaam.

Minutes after seeing "Where the Wild Things Are" the day the van broke down in Albuqurque (a favorite day of mine on this holy planet).

Minutes after seeing "Where the Wild Things Are" the day the van broke down in Albuqurque (a favorite day of mine on this holy planet).

Anis Mojgani.

Anis Mojgani.

Derrick "Clifford" Brown.

Derrick "Clifford" Brown.

Buddy Wakefield.

Buddy Wakefield.

The Revival.

The Elephant Engine High Dive Revival.

And here are a few of the reasons why:

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Chicago, IL

Chicago, IL

Ann Arbor, MI

Ann Arbor, MI

Gunnison, CO

Gunnison, CO

Baltimore, MD

Baltimore, MD

Seattle, WA

Seattle, WA

You know you know, Wileen and Shona. Thank y'all for caring and carrying.

You know you know, Wileen and Shona. Thank y'all for caring and carrying.

Mom and Dad. I made it. At a meditation course prior to the tour I understood equal parts both of you, in and as me. There is such acceptance, and eyes to see, and gifts. I love you both very much.

Hi Mom and Dad! We did it! Also, at this cool meditation course just prior to the tour, I stepped into, over, under, around and upon an incredible understanding of equal parts both of y'all, in and as me. I sure love you both very much. Thank you for the gifts you passed forward, and the untold ways you both continue to inspire me.

Happy New Year, E’erybody!

Routing and scheduling for our fourth Revival go-round has already begun.
If interested in booking (late September – early November)
The Night Kite Revival World Tour of America, 2010!!
by all means have a look at the new Revival website
and email me, buddy@buddywakefield.com.

If interested in booking April’s (2010)
AWKWARD WHILE AIRBORNE: The Andrea Gibson – Buddy Wakefield Tour
please contact Christen Greene, fauxpasproductions@gmail.com.
My partiality toward Andrea and her work (which
rarely fails to leave me speechless) is no secret.
I am always excited as all get out to do shows with Andrea.
Dueling ukulele’s, unmentionable dares, and laugh-peeing of the pants
are bound to happen. Oh, and a 1 on 1 basketball-to-the-near-death rematch
(she’s still pretty annoyed about last year’s performance,
which surprises me since neither of us are the least bit competitive).

(available on both our webites soon)

(available on both our webites soon)

Life is rich with detail and experience and keeping me
well-aimed at priorities, thus my lapse in journal entries,
but it has been on my mind quite a lot lately
to publicly express gratitude for another successful year of the Revival.
A great many thanks to each person who came out
to participate in your existence.

I finished reading “Life of Pi” two nights ago.
I hope you will make it your next book.

Also, my name was drawn from a lottery to participate in
a triathlon on May 2nd in San Francisco
called “Escape from Alcatraz.” They have accepted me to
take part in this event despite the fact that under
“Previous Experience” I wrote something along the lines of,
“Used to be fat, but now I’m super healthy.”
alcatraz
I’ve been very busy learning to properly swim and cycle
and am happy to maintain that focus in order to follow through.

Richard Parker is Gone from Here,
Piscine