Me and My Shadow... by rICHARD f. yATES (hOLY fOOL)
I wish I had a shadow-person as a friend. We could discuss social issues, and I might get... Might get something...
17 Sep. 2023
"Land on the Moon" by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)
[Felt pen, paint pen, and color change marker on reclaimed cardboard with digital embellishments and color.] Snake wanted to be an astronaut since he wiggled live from his mother's belly! What he never guessed is that he would eventually land on the moon in the guts of a U.F.O.!!! Jeepers! ---Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)
Tunes for tired times... (More songs added to my "BEDROOM BOMBERS" random playlist, this morning! I just love having a big chunk of tunes on random!)
---189. The Cure - "Pictures of You"
---190. Depeche Mode - "Black Celebration"
---191. David Bowie - "Heroes"
---192. The Monkees - "Daydream Believer"
---193. Concrete Blonde - "Walking in London (Edit)"
---194. Blondie - "Dreaming"
---195. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - "Radio Waves"
---196. New Order - "Blue Monday ('88)"
---197. Echo & The Bunnymen - "Bring on the Dancing Horses"
---198. Solar Enemy - "Techno Divinity"
---199. The Legendary Pink Dots - "Casting the Runes"
---200. EMF - "Unbelievable (Ralph Jezzard Mix)"
---201. Ramones - "Sheena is a Punk Rocker"
---202. The Darling Buds - "Crystal Clear"
---203. Chicks on Speed - "Super Surfer Girl (Surf Nazis Must Die - Christopher Just Remix)"
---204. Pink Floyd - "Time"
---205. Erasure - "Chains of Love (Truly in Love with the Marx Bros. Mix)"
---206. Harry Belafonte - "Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)"
---207. Vandalias - "Big Red Catalina"
---208. Alphaville - "Dance with Me"
---209. Coptic Rain - "Devil in Disguise"
Those songs up there are the GOOD SHIT. About half of them were picked by Mariah (aka: THE BOSS, aka: my wife), but I fully endorse every song!
"Hey (Sep. 2023)" by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)
[Liner pen on notebook page with digital embellishments and color removal.] Sometimes I just like the simplicity of a black and white cartoon. Since the art is made for my mental health (and not necessarily for SALES CONCERNS), I can not only create stuff this simple but I can share it with the TEZ peeps, thanks to them silky smooth (and cheap as smurf) transactions! That's how I like to play! ---Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)
"Sitting on the Kid" by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)
[Crayon, felt pen, cardboard collage and tape on old, water-damaged construction paper (that spent a year in the backyard inside a leaky tent) with digital embellishments and color tweaking.] Sometimes, instead of just writing in my journal, I find a scrap of paper of a chunk of cardboard and write myself a note about whatever's going on, and then I tape that note into my notebook. That's why my finished journals usually end up being really fat and difficult to close - all the junk I have taped inside! Makes reading them a bit more interesting, visually at least! ---Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)
"Polished Garbage" by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)
[Liner pen on paper with digital embellishments and color.] Self deprecation is a defense mechanism. If I say it's garbage before anyone else can, than I can go, "I know! Total trash!" and they don't get no satisfaction! The satisfaction is ALL MINE! Ha! ---Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)
18 Sep. 2023
[Posted to Typed.art]:
FREE IS THE WRITE PRICE!!! (18 Sep. 2023)
Out of context free-writing samples... (I am not sorry, excepting perhaps that I haven't done MORE free-writing lately...)
Float... Float to shore. Shipwreck... (But you find out at the end that the ship was a SPACE ship...)
As the days grow shorter and turn into nights, the shadows gathered their strength and confidence.
Trying to stay awake. Not super easy.
Sparks fly out his butt! Never make a sandwich out of week-old plutonium... Not fresh enough! Eyes are heavy - like 25 pounds each. No wonder my neck is sore.
Mystery of the full ashtray!
Tigers drive '42 Fords in drag-races, until the giant spider shows up and eats everybody. How do you stop a giant spider? Easy! Go back in time and kill the scientist who was GOING to create the radioactive growth formula... Obviously.
If the moon is hollow, why can't I get cotton candy with no artificial colors or flavors in it? EASY! Go back in time and kill the moon AND the carney who was supposed to invent PINK cotton candy. I've got it all figured out, now...
Because ghosts have no eyes, and physical rods, cones, and optic nerves (not to mention brains) are required for collecting light and interpreting the collected data to create VISION, are all ghosts blind?
I hear a squirrel quacking at me, but I don't see it... Little jerk.
Deep in the heart of the THROBBING NONSENSE lived a THING of pure HORROR! An evil shoe...
When the weird monsters arrived, we all thought it was great - but then the GOV'MINT got involved and it all went to shit...
I often visit with deceased folks in dreams. I find that interesting.
The last time I went to Memphis...
He her is it? We they when them?
The ultimate flex.
Dingbats. Humor / horror --->
Flew away! Will the Dingbats return? Will they bring lunch-boxes? Bob be praised!! The snips of hair grew into BRAND NEW CHILDREN!!!
Nothing here can hurt you, for now...
---Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)
"Make Sure You Overthink It" by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)
[Ultra fine point Sharpie on reclaimed cardboard with digital embellishments and color!] Anxiety is corrosive! Buy my anti-anxiety lubricant, and YOU TOO can be free to not give a f..... ---Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)
"Mimesis" by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)
[Felt pen, sticker collage, and tape on construction paper with digital embellishments and color.] Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery, but it's also known as IDENTITY THEFT! Surf the rainbow!!! ---Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)
"Over the River and Thru the Woods..." by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)
[Felt pen on paper with digital embellishments and color manipulation.] Believe me when I say this, THAT IS NOT GRANDMA'S HOUSE! ---Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)
Just for fun (MY fun, at least) here are just a FEW more tunes that I've added to my "BEDROOM BOMBERS" playlist!
---210. Spahn Ranch - "Compression Test (Interruption Mix)"
---211. The Electric Hellfire Club - "Lucifer Sam"
---212. Recoil - "Faith Healer (Deformity)"
---213. Front 242 - "Don't Crash"
---214. Yello - "Base for Alec"
---215. Aztec Camera - "Down the Dip"
---216. APB - "What Kind of Girl"
---217. Beastie Boys - "So What'cha Want"
---218. Klaatu - "The Loneliest of Creatures"
---219. Electric Light Orchestra - "Rain is Falling"
---220. Bee Gees - "To Love Somebody"
---221. Strawberry Switchblade - "Deep Water"
---222. Acid Horse - "No Name, No Slogan (12" Version)"
---223. M/A/R/R/S - "Pump Up the Volume"
---224. D.N.A. feat. Suzanne Vega - "Tom's Diner"
---225. Tubeway Army - "Zero Bars (Mr. Smith)"
---226. Gary Numan, Hugh Nicholson & Radio Heart - "All Across the Nation (Extended Mix)"
---227. Blancmange - "Living on the Ceiling (Roman Flugel Remix)"
---228. Was (Not Was) - "Your Luck Won't Last (Ramin Sakuri Remix)"
---229. Kraftwerk - "Europe Endless"
---230. Laid Back - "White Horse"
---231. Egyptian Lover - "Egypt, Egypt"
---232. The B-52's - "There's a Moon in the Sky (Called the Moon)"
---233. Black Flag - "Nervous Breakdown"
---234. Surf Punks - "My Beach"
---235. Toto Coelo - "I Eat Cannibals"
---236. Boys Don't Cry - "I Wanna be a Cowboy"
---237. The Cure - "Boys Don't Cry"
---238. Fields of the Nephilim - "Preacher Man"
---239. Ministry - "I Wanted to Tell Her"
---240. Split Enz - "History Never Repeats"
---241. Rosetta Stone - "Nothing (Important)"
I feel as though I should chatter a little bit about this whole MUSIC thing. I've been a music addict since I was a youngster. I loved the radio in the 1970s, and in the early 1980s I stole a tape deck, which made a massive impression on me. Since then, I've been obsessed with sound... I have music playing nearly every night to sleep to. I use music to pass the time while driving on lengthy trips, and I LOVE dance clubs! I've been a DJ since the late 1980s, when I entertained at a house party! (The hit songs of the night were "Rock Lobster" by The B-52's and "Cherub" by The Butthole Surfers! Of course, not everyone loved my music choices, and some malicious individual dumped a 2 liter of soda into my box of cassette tapes! Many were ruined! Back then, I used a dual tape deck to play my songs, spending hours cuing up the tunes that I planned to play beforehand! Great fun!)
Ain't that a lovely autobiographical anecdote?
Thanks for playing along! Now go listen to some music!!!
---Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)