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Fear the Bunnyheadsquad!!!

Miraculously, this year Easter Sunday was actually a nice, sunny day. To celebrate, I drug a couple hunks of cardboard, some paints, and a large quantity of DJ equipment (strictly for advertising purposes, of course) into the backyard and played some righteous tunes. True, we had family over, and there were obligations that I admirably shirked, but the most essential aspect of this particular Easter was the music. Here, for no other reason than “I can” is the playlist for my adventures that day. If you don’t know any of these songs, look them up. With the simplicity of electronic search engines, you really have no excuse, and all of these songs are awesome!

–Frankie Rose & The Outs – “Candy (Dinowalrus Remix)”

–Will Styles – “Say Yo Yo”

–Grandmaster Flash & Melle Mel – “White Lines (Don’t Do It)”

–Rihanna vs UB40 – “Rude Boy (DJs from Mars FM…

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“murderbeats” by Richard F. Yates

The CD I’ve prepared to burn for tomorrow’s drive to work is called “murderbeats.” I don’t have any particular reason for calling it by that name. The songs aren’t particularly murderous (except the Ministry cut, but even that is from their almost-disco era.) Anyway, let’s make this short and sweet so I can get to bed. Here’s the list:

murderbeats (21 Feb. 2012)

1. Phonat – “Set Me Free (Low Steppa Relick)”
2. Turntable Dubbers feat. Brother Culture & Campina Reggae – “Get Lively Now (Dreadsquad Remix)”
3. Visage – “Fade to Grey (Extended)”
4. Ministry – “The Nature of Love”
5. Reset! – “Don’t Let the System Control You (Turbofunk Mix)”
6. Magic Wands – “Space”
7. Beastie Boys – “Sabotage (Clockwork 2012 Bootleg)”
8. Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington vs Missy Elliot vs A.Skillz – “I Don’t Mean a Mash (DJ Frogg Mash-Up)”
9. Slyde – “Russian Girls (Re-Boot)”
10. The Moody Blues – “White Satin (Zeds Dead Remix)”
11. Division of Laura Lee – “The Truth is Fucked”
12. Paul Kelly & The Messengers – “Dumb Things”
13. JFB – “Wobble & Squeak”
14. Not Ordinary Dead – “Ghost in This Town”
15. ManMachine – “I Hate Human Race”
16. Carla J. Patterson, Omar Nasr, & Gérald DeGroote – “Monster in Me”
17. Sex Gang Children – “Cannibal Queen”

—Richard F. Yates

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“Web of Lies!!!!!” by Richard F. Yates

“Web of LIES!!! (Part One)” by Richard F. Yates

Every once in a while I do this. I try to find all the little bits of stuff I’ve got floating around on the interwebs and catalog them. In part this is a way of protecting myself  from inevitable earthly death. If you want to reexperience Richard F. Yates (perhaps in the form of one of his many aliases) just follow these links. As long as the interwebs is active and not too mind-controlled, these things will probably still be floating around! As I dig up more exciting links, I’ll post them, but this is a long and tedious  enough list for starters.

In no particular order, here’s things:

http://phantomconversation.blogspot.com/
PHANTOM CONVERSATION was a zine that I did for a few years.

http://electricsedative.blogspot.com/
This was a blog I did for a while called THROBBLEFOOT SPECTRE AND THE ELECTRIC SEDATIVE.

http://themarsproject.blogspot.com/
At one time I was the curator of a mail art archive, The M.A.R.S. Project, which included works by nearly 100 artists from all over the world. Seems so long ago!

http://larabarletta.blogspot.com/2006/01/richard-yates_17.html
http://larabarletta.blogspot.com/2006/01/richard-yatesthe-mars-project.html
http://larabarletta.blogspot.com/2006/09/richard-yates_25.html
http://larabarletta.blogspot.com/2006/09/rick-yates.html
http://larabarletta.blogspot.com/2007/05/richard-yates.html
The number of years ago I was an active participant in the mail art culture. One of my favorite aspects of mail art was getting a piece of art in return for something I’d sent out, and when I sent materials to Laura Barletta I knew I was going to get something super-keen in return. The links above are to some of the pieces I sent to Laura, back in the day…

http://www.myspace.com/richardfyates
This is my “writer’s” blog that I started a few years ago and kept updated for a while. It also has a number of pictures of my paintings and drawings on the site, too.

http://holy-temple-of-bebop-punk.tumblr.com/
This was a project I started where I planned to examine pop culture in a thicker and juicier way than usual. It didn’t last too long.

http://www.zazzle.com/bunnyheadsquad
If you want to buy a few stickers based on some of my images, here’s the place to do it!

http://www.myspace.com/bunnyheadsquad
Remember when MySpace was so fancy? This is one of several MySpace pages that I started. If I can think of any others, I’ll list them, too.

http://www.myspace.com/phantomconversation
The transplanted PHANTOM CONVERSATION, although this was quickly taken over by a million other interests. Some interesting photos and things here, though.

http://etherwaveradioshow.podomatic.com/
Formerly CAPTAIN GREYBEARD’S ETHERWAVE RADIO SHOW, now called SUPREME BUNNY WARLORD’S ETHERWAVE RADIO SHOW, this site is the official podcast for most of my internet radio adventures. For several years the ETHERWAVE RADIO SHOW ran as a live stream every Sunday on the AWESOMEVILLE.US server, but now it’s back to its original state: a “whenever I feel like it” podcast of whatever music I’m into at the moment.

http://www.facebook.com/people/Richard-F-Yates/1134375700
My normal, average Facebook page, where I post silly notes and read other people’s silly notes.

http://www.facebook.com/richard.f.yates
And THIS site is my official, “artist” site, where I post new paintings, links to things people can buy, and messages of hope and good cheer.

That’s plenty for you to look through for now. When I get the hankering, if I ever get the hankering, I’ll post another batch of links to forgotten things. Forgetting is an important part of moving on, you know!

—Richard F. Yates

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“Run Over by the Truck” by Richard F. Yates

I had to work yesterday (although I spent a large percentage of my time at work coloring with oil pastels, partially drawing my own project, part of the time as an official representative of the Writing Center,) and I’ve got to work again today. That’s, like, two days in a row. Now I don’t know how many people out there have to go to work that often, but it’s pretty rough. The good news is that after today I’ve got the next five days off. Not as long of a break as I wanted, but it will have to do.

So what I’ve got to do, then, is survive today—both the drive, and the terrifying idea that I might have to help some humans—and then I can relax for a bit. Probably take the younger kid bowling tomorrow (she has a tournament coming up in March in Tacoma, WA,) and then again on Saturday (the girls have league on Saturdays,) but beyond the bowling commitments, I don’t think we have any serious obligations for my time off. I might get to finish my BIG painting!

The question remains: How do I survive that drive today? My solution: Lots of new wave and 80s music, supplemented with  some early 90s pseudo-grunge and flinking techno. (“Flinking” techno is fast, blip-fest music based on video game noises. And, yes, I just made that phrase up.) Here’s today’s playlist:

borffelstine (15 Feb. 2012)

1. Frankie Goes to Hollywood – “Welcome to the Pleasuredome (Fruitness Mix)”
2. Real Life – “Catch Me I’m Falling”
3. Green Day – “80”
4. Hammerbox – “Ask Why”
5. Rod Stewart – “Do ‘Ya Think I’m Sexy (Mightyfools Remix)”
6. Necro Facility – “You Want It”
7. Depeche Mode – “See You”
8. Isotonik – “Different Strokes”
9. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark – “If You Want It (We Have Band Mix)”
10. Paul McCartney – “Silly Love Songs”
11. Adam & The Ants – “Ant Rap”
12. Magazine – “Model Worker”
13. Sauna – “Glitter Party”
14. Feed Me – “Pink Lady”
15. Kid Khaos – “The Omen”
16. Chelsea Wolfe – “Advice & Vices”
17. Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip – “Look for the Woman (Fake Blood Remix)”

If I’m feeling particularly chatty, I might post a review of these songs when I get off the freeway tonight. Maybe. If you’re lucky.

—Richard F. Yates

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“Before Breakfast” by Richard F. Yates

My guts are gurgling. What should I eat??? This eternal struggle, between a man’s horrifying tastes (mine run the gamut from sugar lust to a strong desire for fried fat) and his will to live beyond 50…

—Witchard F. Wates

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“Portrait of a Friend Sticker” by Richard F. Yates

And THIS piece ‘o work is a sticker based on a digital portrait of a friend of mine, which I constructed for literary purposes! Believe it or not, he wasn’t offended by the image, even though I draw like a five year old!!! Anyway, a sheet of six of these stickers is available for only five bucks! Click the link to own this MASTERPIECE for yourself!!!

—Richard F. Yates

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“Ninja and Ghost in Black Light Sticker” by Richard F. Yates

Another super rock’n’roll sticker for ya’ll!

—Richard F. Yates