“Music for the Occasion!” by Richard F. Yates

April 11, 2012

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 Remix)”

–Restless Leg Syndrome – “FiddleDee Dee (B.Visible Remix)”

–CSS – “Hits Me Like a Rock (Dillon Francis Remix)”

–Michael Jackson – “Maria (Hype Jones LoveStep Remix)”

–The Go-Go’s – “We Got the Beat”

–Simply Red – “Fairground (Rollo and Sister Bliss Remix)”

–Daft Punk – “Tron Legacy (Adam Freeland’s 303 Remix)”

–Phonat – “Set Me Free (Low Steppa Relick)”

–Turntable Dubbers feat. Brother Culture & Campina Reggae – “Get Lively Now (Dreadsquad Remix)”

–Visage – “Fade to Grey (Extended)”

–Ministry – “The Nature of Love”

–Reset! – “Don’t Let the System Control You (Turbofunk Mix)”

–Magic Wands – “Space”

–Beastie Boys – “Sabotage (Clockwork 2012 Bootleg)”

–Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington vs Missy Elliot vs A.Skillz – “I Don’t Mean a Mash (DJ Frogg Mash-Up)”

–Slyde – “Russian Girls (Re-Boot)”

–The Moody Blues – “White Satin (Zeds Dead Remix)”

–Division of Laura Lee – “The Truth is Fucked”

–Paul Kelly & The Messengers – “Dumb Things”

–JFB – “Wobble & Squeak”

–Johnny Preston – “Running Bear”

–The Chain Gang of 1974 – “Hold Me Now”

–New Order – “Bizarre Love Triangle”

–Beats International – “Dub be Good to Me”
–The Bonzo Dog Band – “The Bride Stripped Bare (By the Batchelors)”

–Moby – “Bodyrock (Hybrid’s Bodyshock Remix)”

–Foreigner – “Cold as Ice (A.Skillz & Nick Thayer Bootleg)”

–Johnny Preston – “Running Bear” (by request!)

–DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince – “Parents Just Don’t Understand”

–Krafty Kuts feat. Dynamite MC – “Pounding (Deekline & Product01 Remix)”


That’s what I played. Take it or leave. (It.)

—Richard F. Yates (aka: Supreme Bunny Warlord, aka: Carpet Dweller, aka: Captain Greybeard, etc. etc…)


Madroad anthology now available!

June 14, 2011

Greetings Humans,

The Breadline Press has finally released Madroad, an anthology of Pacific coast prose and poetry, edited by Brian Schlosser and Richard F. Yates (aka Supreme Bunny Warlord!)

Here is a link to the paper anthology, available through Amazon:   Madroad
and here is a link to a Kindle version of the anthology, for all you electro-heads:   Madroad, Kindle Vers.

In addition to this new collection, two (ahem) “classic” Richard F. Yates works have now been released for the Kindle!
Night Noises – a collection of dream inspired poetry, enjoyed by punks and professors alike!
Considering… – a strange art book combining photography, poetry, line art, and other bits and bobs

Go get your read on!!!

—Richard F. Yates

Psychic Blob

June 8, 2011

This here monster is a bruiser! Standing nearly four feet tall and exuding the power of psychic wrath, he’s even more wicked in the dark with a black-light on! Another Richard F. Yates (aka: Supreme Bunny Warlord) creation.

“Psychic Blob”

(acrylic and spray paint on found wood with black-light elements)

Two New S.B.W. paintings!

June 8, 2011

Here are the two most recent works completed by the Supreme Bunny Warlord (aka: Richard F. Yates). Can you dig?

“Johnny Smoke”

(acrylic on found cardboard with black-light elements and spray painted, 2nd hand aluminum frame)

“We Always Hang in a Buffalo Stance”

(acrylic on found cardboard)

Atom Tan

May 14, 2011

New Richard F. Yates painting. This is the second piece I’ve painted on found wood. Rather like painting on wood for some reason.

“Atom Tan”

Now on Facebook!

May 11, 2011

Bunnies of the world rejoice! Richard F. Yates (aka: Supreme Bunny Warlord) now has a fancy, new Facebook page where he has posted several pieces of artwork that you can view (and even ACQUIRE for your very own!) So stop and by and click the “Like” button, so that he can feel his time would not be better spent shoveling coal or strapping logs to ships! Here’s the connection:

Richard F. Yates (Artist) on Facebook

Again, we command that you visit the site and say “Howdy!” And maybe buy some art while you’re there!

Commission Works by Richard F. Yates!

May 6, 2011

Greetings Citizens. Unbeknownst to many of you, Richard F. Yates has a long history of creating commercial artwork (many, MANY flyers from twenty years worth of DJ gigs, illustrations for sales lists and a mural on the ceiling of the “Freaks Only” room at the music store, various design projects for the writing center…) and the work keeps right on roling in.

One project I’m particularly proud of is a painting I just finished for the drum kit of Longview’s thrash-punk monsters, Toxic Underground. The band seemed particularly happy with this piece, which is great, but, sadly, I was unable to snap a black-light photo of this sucker before they took it. You’ll have to see them live and hope they have a black light setup on the stage to get the full effect!

Toxic Underground Drum Kit Sign

This next sign comes from a dance party television show that many members of the BUNNYHEADSQUAD are making. It’s going to be on public access television station, KLTV, in the Cowlitz County area (as soon as we finish shooting and editing it!)  Hoot!

We Can Dance If We Want To TV Show Sign

This last painting is only commercial in the sense that I sold it a few days ago. It’s the finished version of one of the works I posted below, “Duck and Cover.” For some reason, I must have thought I was done with the painting, took a picture of it, decided it needed more, and so on… Um… Anyway, here’s the final version (for sure this time because I sold it, and it’s gone to live on the wall of someone’s wine room.)

Duck and Cover

New SBW Paintings and New Critters!

May 1, 2011

Been a busy weekend! Besides MC Spoiler and I playing some tunes for a local high school prom, driving Killa Masta Fruit to a doctor’s appointment in Scapoose, Oregon (our neareset in-network provider for our insurance, a 50 minute drive away!—It turned out to be allergies, not mono, by the way), and taking the kids to various parties and shopping things, I’ve been a busy bunny. I’ve also graded a bunch of papers (and avoided with a passion grading many, many more) and finished THREE paintings!

This one is called “Visitors” (36″ x 24″ acrylic on cardboard)

and here’s the same painting in the “Night Version”

This one is called “Duck and Cover” (acrylic on cardboard), (and yes, I was watching The Radiant Child again.)

And this last one is called “After Taxes” (acrylic on cardboard). Momo doesn’t like this one. She says it’s too creepy. That might be what I like best about it.

This next piece was created by the newly inducted BUNNYHEADSQUAD member, Nicole P.! The wonderfully creepy doll was given in trade for an SBW painting. (I certainly got the better end of this deal!) I hung this sucker right in the dining room next to the wires trailing from my hanging speakers. Anyway, here’s the piece:

And lastly, this was a chalk critter that the SBW drew in front of the Matter! Gallery in Olympia, WA, right before the Procession of the Species Parade. I was pretty happy with this beastie, and then some little kid came up and destroyed it. Luckily, I snapped this pic before the little bugger messed it up!

MC Spoiler Photography

April 29, 2011

Here are a few recent photos taken by MC Spoiler!

Richard F. Yates (Supreme Bunny Warlord) Art Show!

April 29, 2011

Here are some photos from the 21 piece showing of Supreme Bunny Warlord “little” works at WSU, Vancouver, USA. The title of the show is “Our Little Lives Get Complicated,” and there is a YouTube video about the making of these pieces that you can find a link to in one of the entries below.