“If you ever want to know how it felt when you left, if you ever want to come inside just knock on the spot where I finally pushed stop… playing musical chairs with all your exit signs, y’all I’m gonna cause you a miracle when you see the way I kept gods image alive. Forgiveness is for anybody who needs safe passage through our minds…”
I’d never heard of Buddy Wakefield before until a good friend of mine posted a video of a spoken word video of his, Hurling Crowbirds at Mockingbars, on my Facebook Wall. When I first watched it, his style threw me completely so I had to watch it again and that was it, the second time was the charm. I became infatuated with how he talked, his gestures, his words and how he managed to tie it all together in a way that pulled you in. Buddy Wakefield was like quicksand to me and I had just stepped in it. It was literally a match made in verbiage poetic heaven.
After watching that video, I looked up more of his videos on YouTube and I thought he was awesome, but I didn’t think too much more about it. Then, on one glorious day, I was scanning Eddie’s Attic website for upcoming shows and then I saw it, Buddy Wakefield would be performing on March 7, my breath caught and I found myself gasping in excitement. I immediately purchased my ticket, no questions asked, it was a done deal, I had to see him live!!!!
The thing that I love most about Buddy Wakefield is that when he opens his mouth you can feel God coursing through his veins and coming out of his mouth. He understands the true essence of life, that it isn’t all about this pettiness that we find ourselves consumed with from day-to-day, the keys to life are love and forgiveness.
I feel truly connected to his spirit and I feel so blessed to have been able to experience his gift live…especially since he rarely tours.
Please take some time to watch and listen to the videos I recorded of his show…they still gives me chills and make my eyes well up with tears.
“Things that resonate often lack the ability to argue, that’s why I’m in love with you… because you resonate, but you’re not very good at arguing.”