Metamorphosis, not Evolution! by rfy (hOLY fOOL)

Days of dread followed by swirling incomprehensibility, with a topping of anxiety drizzle. Woke up to thunder and lightning in the middle of the night a few nights ago... Lovely. Probably one of the best things that's happened lately! In addition, we will now see if haunting is a thing. After 10 or 12 years, I am now in possession of my Dad's powdery remains. Will he have anything to say about that? We'll find out together!!!


22 Aug. 2023


"NIGHT NOISES" (Poetry for Weird Folk) by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

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PDF of my self-published poetry book from 2010, now being released as a CC0, Creative Commons, collection! I'm still quite proud of this collection, and I'd love to see it rediscovered, remixed, warped, performed, and otherwise pilfered by weird folks who just might give a damn! (I'm getting soft in my old age, I guess!) ---Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

Free to read on the site!


24 Aug. 2023


"At the Water's Edge" by RFY (HF)

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[Felt pen on old, weathered paper that sat outside all winter, with digital embellishments and color.] The horse can lead you too water, but it probably wants MORE than a drink! ---Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)


"Zombie Eye" by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

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[Ink on paper drawing that my older daughter, Frankie, turned into a 1 inch button, which I photographed and then colored, digitally!] Fancy zombie eye! Use it to protect yourself from "Good Vibes!" (Keep those "thoughts and prayers" to yourself!!!) ---Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)


"Electric Ghost (Pink)" by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

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[Felt pen on paper with digital embellishments and color!] This ghost is all juiced up and ready to SHOCK somebody!!! (Look out for BALL LIGHTNING!!!) ---Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)


"Hopefully Directly Probably" by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

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[Ballpoint pen and felt pen on notebook page with digital embellishments and color.] I think this is a zombie... It seems to be making a speech or something. Maybe it is. Maybe it was a politician when it was alive, and it just can't stop itself from philosophizing, even if it's not making much sense... ---Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)


"Eyes Shut Too Tight" by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

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[Various crayons on construction paper with digital embellishments and color tweaking.] Lines and flashes and ghosts and echoes and waves... That's what I see when my eyes are closed - especially if I close them too tightly! ---Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)


"Luna Cafe and Ashland Hills Hotel Sign" by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

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[Photograph take with my phone...] Evidence suggesting that I (or, at the least, MY PHONE) went somewhere outside of this room. Seems like fantasy but it DID really happen! ---Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)


"Skull Maze" by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

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[Felt pen, brush pen, and paint pen on cardboard, with sticker and cardboard collage and packing tape.] Postcards say more than just the words on their faces. Postcards say "Hey! I remember you! Hope you're doing well!" or something similar.... Don't believe me? Too bad! I am all knowing (when it comes to handmade postcards that I created, at the very least...) ---Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)


I updated the MUSEUM OF POSTCARD ART once again! Humans (and other entities) can now gawk at 147 different amazing images! (Many handmade by friends!) #postalart #mailart

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26 Aug. 2023


There is a notice on the bottom of my computer that today is near the record for heat - in August. Why am I outside?? (Cuz I'm listening to music... Which music? Here's a list. People love lists, right???):

Trying to get the stupid computer to play music, but my music playing program refuses to turn on... When the VOODOO RITUAL is complete, I'll type a list of the songs that I played... (If that ever happens...)


---1. Dick Van Dyke, Julie Andrews, Matthew Garber, and Karen Dotrice - "Chim Chim Cher-Ee"
---2. Kate Bush - "Running Up That Hill"
---3. They Might Be Giants - "Cowtown"
---4. Depeche Mode - "Black Celebration"
---5. Adam Ant - "Vive Le Rock (Unreleased 12" Mix)"
---6. P.J. Olsson - "Visine"
---7. 1,000 Clowns - "Kitty Kat Max"
---8. God Lives Underwater - "Fly on the Windscreen"
---9. Goldfinger - "Rio"
---10. Hall & Oates - "Rich Girl"
---11. Prince - "Batdance"
---12. The Cure - "Harold and Joe"
---13. Ebn-Ozn - "AEIOU Sometimes Y"

Probably add more to the list once this plays thru!


That's it for this post cuz I feel like I should start a NEW post for my next thingy... (EYES OPEN!)

---Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)