"This Stuff Happens" by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

How's it goin' with you? Doin' okay? Why don't we catch up? Hmmm???


26 May 2023


"Spinnin' 'Round (Deep Fried)" by Richard F. Yates & Felicity Echo Hanson

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[Felt pen, oil pastel, sticker collage, glitter glue, and tape on reclaimed cardboard with digital embellishments and color.] "Spinnin' 'Round" is one of my favorite songs by the postpunk / goth band, RED LORRY YELLOW LORRY. This collage, which is a collaboration with my three-year-old granddaughter, Felicity, is a feel good, action, splatter piece. I enjoy it! ---Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool) & Felicity Echo Hanson (Toddler Terror)



Playlist for the Drive to Enchanted Forest (in Oregon, USA) - Part 1

The drive (there and back) is about 4 to 4.5 hours for us (longer depending on how traffic is thru Portland and/or Salem.) The FULL playlist is 101 songs and runs 6 hours and 47 minutes (approx.) There are three entities riding in our vehicle: Mariah Yates (Optician & Grandma), Elise Yates (Medical Coder/Biller & Former Internet Personality), and Richard F. Yates (Fool). These songs are for them, but you might like them, too!

Enchanted Forest Playlist - Part 1:

---(1) Adam Sandler - "Forgetful Lucy"
---(2) Apoptygma Berzerk - "Suffer in Silence (Icon of Coil Remix)"
---(3) Basslovers United - "Basket Case (DJs from Mars Remix)"
---(4) Beady Eye - "The Roller"
---(5) Beat Pulse Mecca - "Murder"
---(6) Black Sabbath - "Paranoid"
---(7) Blank & Jones with Robert Smith - "A Forest (Short Cut)"
---(8) Blink-182 - "I Miss You"
---(9) Blink-182 feat. Robert Smith - "All of This"
---(10) Bob Marley and The Wailers - "One Love / People Get Ready"
---(11) Bob Marley and The Wailers - "No Woman, No Cry (Live)"
---(12) The Boo Radleys - "There She Goes"
---(13) Breakfast Club - "Right on Track"
---(14) Broadway Calls - "You Gotta Know"
---(15) Camper Van Beethoven - "Take the Skinheads Bowling"
---(16) Cheap Trick - "Surrender"
---(17) Christopher Cross - "Sailing"
---(18) Climax Blues Band - "I Love You"
---(19) Climax Blues Band - "Couldn't Get It Right"
---(20) Creedence Clearwater Revival - "Who'll Stop the Rain"
---(21) Crystal Castles vs Health - "Crimewave"
---(22) Crystal Castles - "Good Time"
---(23) Crystal Castles - "Vanished"
---(24) Crystal Castles feat. Robert Smith - "Not in Love"
---(25) The Cure - "Friday I'm in Love (Strangelove Mix)"
---(26) The Cure - "Close to Me (Closer Mix)"
---(27) The Dandy Warhols - "Minnesoter"
---(28) Delerium feat. Sarah McLachlan - "Silence (Sanctuary Mix)"
---(29) Depeche Mode - "Strangelove (Maxi Mix Version)"
---(30) DJDJ + mc chris - "pizza butt"
---(31) Dryden Mitchell - "Friday, I'm in Love"
---(32) Duran Duran - "Save a Prayer"
---(33) Eminem feat. Juice WRLD - "Godzilla"
---(34) Frankie Goes to Hollywood - "Relax"
---(35) Green Day - "Oh Yeah!"
---(36) Green Day - "Pollyanna"
---(37) H2SO4 - "Imitation Leather Jacket"
---(38) Hahnstudios - "Psycho Radio Star (Mashup)"
---(39) Happy Cat Disco - "Stranger Beatles (Mashup)"
---(40) Happy Cat Disco - "Walk Like a Pinball Wizard (Mashup)"
---(41) Just Plain Bill - "100 Miles"
---(42) M.I.A. - "Paper Planes (DFA Remix)"
---(43) Macklemore feat. Skylar Grey - "Glorious"
---(44) Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Melle Mel, Grandmaster Caz, Kool Moe Dee, Eric Nally - "Downtown"
---(45) Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. wanz - "Thrift Shop"
---(46) Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. ScHoolboy Q & Hollis - "White Walls"
---(47) Me First and The Gimmer Gimmes - "Country Roads"
---(48) Mike Myers - "This Poem Sucks"
---(49) Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds - "Red Right Hand"
---(50) Oasis - "Wonderwall"
---(51) Oasis - "Champagne Supernova"


[More to come! See next post!]


Enchanted Forest Playlist - Part 2

---(52) ohGr - "Pore"
---(53) Oingo Boingo - "Just Another Day"
---(54) OPM - "Heaven is a Halfpipe"
---(55) Orbital - "Chime (Ray Keith Mutation)"
---(56) Ozzy Osbourne, DMX, Ol' Dirty Bastard, The Crystal Method, and Fuzzbubble - "Nowhere to Run"
---(57) Pale Waves - "There's a Honey"
---(58) Pale Waves - "Came in Close"
---(59) Pale Waves - "Television Romance"
---(60) Paul Simon - "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover"
---(61) Paul Simon - "Slip Slidin' Away"
---(62) Pink Floyd - "Run Like Hell"
---(63) Rancid - "Time Bomb"
---(64) Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Under the Bridge"
---(65) Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Blackeyed Blonde"
---(66) Rednex - "Cotton Eye Joe"
---(67) Right Said Fred - "I'm Too Sexy (7" Mix)"
---(68) Rod Stewart - "Maggie May"
---(69) Shahar Varshal - "Don't Stop the Wrechin' Ball (Mashup)"
---(70) The Shins - "Kissing the Lipless"
---(71) The Shins - "Saint Simon"
---(72) Skinny Puppy - "Neuwerld"
---(73) Skinny Puppy - "dOwnsizer"
---(74) Spin Doctors - "Two Princes"
---(75) Starbuck - "Moonlight Feels Right"
---(76) Tears for Fears - "Mad World"
---(77) Tears for Fears - "Shout (U.S. Mix)"
---(78) Tenacious D - "Kickapoo"
---(79) Tenacious D - "Classico"
---(80) Tenacious D - "Wonderboy"
---(81) Tenacious D - "You Never Give Me Your Money / The End"
---(82) They Might Be Giants - "32 Footsteps (Live)"
---(83) They Might Be Giants - "Toddler Hiway (Live)"
---(84) They Might Be Giants - "Nothing's Gonna Change My Clothes (Live)"
---(85) They Might Be Giants - "She's an Angel (Live)"
---(86) Vampire Weekend - "Harmony Hall"
---(87) Van Morrison - "Brown Eyed Girl"
---(88) The Velvet Underground - "Sweet Jane"
---(89) The Velvet Underground - "I'm Sticking with You"
---(90) Venus Hum - "Soul Sloshing"
---(91) Vixoria Drift - "Your Power, My Teardrop (Mashup)"
---(92) WCRISPY + mc chris - "massacred mc chris mashup"
---(93) "Weird Al" Yankovic - "The Brady Bunch"
---(94) "Weird Al" Yankovic - "Buy Me a Condo"
---(95) "Weird Al" Yankovic - "Trapped in the Drive-Thru"
---(96) Wolf Colonel - "These Aquatic Droids"
---(97) The Wolf Sisters - "Big Bad Wolf"
---(98) Wolfmother - "New Moon Rising (YACHT Remix)"
---(99) YACHT - "Psychic City (Voodoo City)"
---(100) Youth Gone Mad - "Mixed Signals"
---(101) Ziggy Marley - "Drive"

That's it!!!!

Here's the FUN part: Can you guess WHICH SONG is enjoyed by WHICH PERSONALITY (as mentioned in the Part 1 post)???

Just send me a simple email, listing all 101 songs and who you think they are included FOR in the playlist, and the person (or A.I.) that guesses closest will win a wonderful thought DIRECTLY FROM ME TO THEM!!! (You're welcome!)




---Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)
[email protected]


FINALLY made it to Bluesky Social! (Thanks to Bittty the Great!)


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"Insane Chaos" by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

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[Ultra fine point Sharpie on paper with digital embellishments and color scrubbing.] I wrote this YESTERDAY, and it might already be out of date. Now that I've been given an invite code to the FANCY PLACE, do I even need Nostr and/or Mastodon??? Who knows... ---Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)



I received a JURY SUMMONS in the mail today... I would have rather received a handmade postcard from some artist or other!


Tomorrow (Saturday the 27th of May), the family and I are going to ENCHANTED FOREST, just south of Salem, Oregon, USA. Here's the website, if you wanna check it out.


I'll try to get some photos then maybe write a little review of our experiences! I'll try...


"If Art is What You Love" by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

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[Ballpoint pen on notebook page with digital embellishments and color.] I'm into wordart. Slogans that make stupid, insipid little points for people to look at and go, "Huh... Whatever." Fools do stuff like this all the time! ---Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)



28 May 2023


[Yesterday, I posted this to my Bluesky page]:

At Enchanted Forest, just south of Salem, Oregon, USA.

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[Posted to my Bluesky today]:

When was the last time I slept until noon? 30 years ago? Maybe35???

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"How Many Problems Can You See?" by RFY

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[Ultra fine point Sharpie, mechanical pencil, felt pen, and brush pen on reclaimed cardboard with digital embellishments and color.] A psychological overload symbol, which this demon ghost is judging VERY harshly. Let him have his grumpiness... ---Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)



"Eat the Rich!" by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

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[Ultra fine point Sharpie on paper with digital embellishments and color.] When baking THE RICH, I like to go with a low temp for a long period of time. I make a marinade with rum, lemon juice, a little bit of brown sugar, and a hint of rose water, and I let the MEAT soak overnight. (Maybe a little less time, if the police are already on the way...) Bake on 325 for at least three hours, until the internal temp is at least 170 degrees... Serve with chips and PBR or a milk shake... ---Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)



"Sad Pixel Eyes" by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

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[Digital drawing and pixel art created with a free app on my phone.] Someone on the evil-bird-site claimed that they were going to unfollow anyone who posted any more pixel art, so I sent this image to them... They didn't unfollow me, but I have since stopped using the bird-site. I am old, and I want my conscience to be clean when I meet that giant, soul eating crocodile! ---Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)



"When the Sweets Kill" by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

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[Felt pen, crayon, and sticker collage on paper with digital embellishments, moshing, and color freakification!] So much sugar that the HALLUCINATIONS began... And they never ended... ---Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)



Late-ish at night on Saturday. I'm sitting in bed, but not sleeping, yet. Mariah is still partying with the young peoples in the other part of the house (not the bedroom.) Tomorrow is Sunday (which makes sense...) I'm hoping to get to spend a LOT more time sharing artwork to the various cryptoart platforms after I wake up tomorrow... (If I could figure out how to share artwork BEFORE I wake up, I'd probably do that, too...)

---Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)


I have to listen this today


I occasionally make "pirate radio" podcasts and post them on 3Speak! Those are easier to listen to!!!