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Number 1 september 2014 …the Wakefield Doctrine

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…as has happened an un-counted number of times since I started this blog, I am in an introspective phase of…. ‘what am I doing with this Wakefield Doctrine’. Surely this time of re-examination is as common as frayed-waistband underwear, however, it always manifests as a unique this-time-it’s-different experience. For better or for worse, I have decided to be more….public with my self-examination. My questioning of the whole point of my writing a blog, regardless of the fact that it is about a unique and productive and fun theory of personality, seems to be an inevitable part of the process that started …(no frickin way!) 5 years ago.

Of course, for those of us who would write a blog, every moment of doubt is always sincere and heartfelt and genuine, (no!-stop-giggling-I’m-trying-to make-a-serious-point-here). But like the first crush/first car/first fear, this time feels different. That is, I suspect, as it is supposed to be.

So, on each of the next 30 days, I will write a Post. They will be long Posts and they will be short Posts, they will be weird Posts and they will be TToT Posts (wait, I already said ‘weird’) and, for the record, I have not the slightest idea if there will be any point or value or anything other than….quantity.

…. so to start, I know what it is that’s bothering me about the state of the Wakefield Doctrine blog:

that I would write such a sentence and actually leave it in the Post
that, for those who were around for the first couple of years, the Wakefield Doctrine was the point of this blog, not clark Farley-that-guy-with-that-‘personality-theory’
a (seeming) loss of the ‘hey! this is the Wakefield Doctrine and you should see what it can do!’
…and, (to certain Readers), yes this blog will continue to be a semi-public experiment/demonstration of the use and efficacy of the principles of the Wakefield Doctrine as a tool for self-development.

but then, you knew that, didn’t you.

I will invite you to the home site of the Wakefield Doctrine (where you can read all this and look at the pitchas!


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September 1, 2014 at 11:19 am

Twisted MixTape Tuesday #9 the Wakefield Doctrine (“…and his hair was perfect!”)

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Welcome to the Wakefield Doctrine (the theory of clarks, scotts and rogers)  (come by and visit us over to the Doctrine)


Well Tuesday snuck right up on me and here it is, 5:10 on the Mix Tape Tuesday #9  courtsey of our music chicas   Jen  and Kristi….

Music for riding in cars??  It would seem that a lifetime of driving and listening to music on the radio (in one manifestation or another) has resulted in: cars that are safer and quieter (which is a double edged sword: it is possible to cruise along at 90 miles an hour as Jimi would have us do but the cars are so sophisticated and quiet running that you might as well be sitting on your back deck). But there is little denying the attraction of the concept. A mobile environment that exemplifies your power (volume, speed, direction and passengers) in a world that would deprive you of all these things… and that applies too all of us at all stages of life.
Pull up to a traffic light… look at the senior-looking-citizen in the car next to you…are you really surprised to hear Metallica shooting out of the wheel wells? You shouldn’t be…



Led Zepplin


Golden Earring


Jimi Hendrix


Warren Zevon

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May 28, 2013 at 5:37 pm

The song is the same, but if the music is different doesn’t that say something about (your) reality? the Wakefield Doctrine: Twisted Mix-tape Tuesday Seven!

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Welcome to the Wakefield Doctrine ( the oddly lovely-and-somehow-disturbing music of clarks, the make-you-get-up-and-(fill in the blank) of scotts and the measured-and-perfectly-produced tunes of rogers)

It’s Tuesdays Day! ( for those not old enough, the photo reference: ‘and a one, and a two’) So throw your books and/or car pool schedule over your should and head on over to My Skewed View and Finding Ninee  and rock the house.

Jen and Kristi are here to say, ‘Hey! it’s Twisted Mix-tape Tuesday the 7th, yo’

The Wakefield Doctrine is nothing if it is not:

  • creative
  • exciting
  • comfortable

(Sorry for the ‘easy bullet points. But the thing of it is, this is about the music not the personality types of the Wakefield Doctrine or how the Doctrine can tell you which of the songs are by clarks or scotts or rogers…or that anything about how it is about how the person seems to relate themselves to the world around them (which) allows you to infer which of the three personality types is their predominant worldview, which can mean only one thing: you now know more about them than they know about themselves… ya know?  it’s just music we’re talking about….   )

(….lol  yeah, I know  I had me going for a second there too!)

In any event, thanks to our two song mistresses, Jen and Kristi  ( hey don’t tell them I said this, but ‘song mistresses’…. doesn’t that conjure just a touch of leather?… maybe with a set of spiked earphones??. and one of them… standing on a Marshall cabinet…. laughing…)

In any event. Here are my offerings: sorry for the lengthiosity of the Post  but I wanted to make it easy to hear both songs. I would suggest the original first, but if you know the song, go for the cover.

Chim chim Cheree



Careless Whisper (Seether/George Michael)



Rocket Man (Elton John/Jason Mraz)



So Happy Together (Turtles/Flobots)



A little Help from Friends (Beatles/Joe Cocker)



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May 14, 2013 at 8:40 am

TMT Tuesday Take 6 the Wakefield Doctrine…. (‘Health Insurance companies push for rules to prohibit adults over 40 from sitting on the ground (in a non-emergency manner’)

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Welcome to the Wakefield Doctrine (the theory of clarks, scotts and rogers)


So Jen and Kristi  are here for the Week’s  Twisted Mix-Tape Tuesday 6

You know, the challenging thing about these TMT Tuesdays is not writing the Posts, it’s the mental/emotional time travel that you need to do to find songs that elicit a certain mood or feeling. S0me of the songs on today’s list I didn’t like when they were first released (well, maybe only one of them… the Orleans). But, when I hear the song and let my mind wander…. Summer in the 70s is where I end up.

Nothing sez summer in the ’60s Like Sylvester and them!


“…think joints and cheap wine sitting on the ground.  Man, how we change as we get older! Try to imagine yourself,  out, maybe in town and you happen upon a band (or a musician)  playing,  maybe in a park or on the Town Green and you decide to just sit on the ground to listen to the music for a while.
Remember back to the point in your life when sitting on the ground was not an unusual act, our joking reference to the wine and pot…well, while it’s tempting to think that they (and the altered state of consciousness they are meant to induce) was what allowed you to sit on the ground, I personally do not believe that was the reason we could sit on the ground. I’m not 100% sure what changed, but what does comes to mind is the sense of propriety that all adults are expected to possess.  I remember last Summer. I was out on business, in my car and I passed a hitchhiker. Didn’t stop…had an appointment and all. But the thing is, later that afternoon, on my way back to the office, I spotted him on the side of the road. Sitting on the ground, right by the side of the road (in fact, leaning up against a sign that told everyone moving in excess of 3 mph how they could find the interstate), he did not appear to be in distress or under the influence…but he seemed to be just resting.  As a clark, I stared in wonder at the unself-conscousness of his choice of resting spots.
Hell, watch an ‘adult’ person, in the right and rare circumstances, attempt to sit on the ground. The caution and tentativeness that they imbue this simple act is…. well old!

Lets not be so quick to leave the 60s


The 70s had Summers too, ya know!


Speakin for the 80’s


Well, lets close by getting somewhere in the 21st Century…. ( a time when the best rock songs were being played on ‘country music’ stations.)



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May 7, 2013 at 6:29 pm

Twisted Tape-Tape Tuesday #Five the Wakefield Doctrine

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Welcome to the Wakefield Doctrine (the theory of clarks, scotts and rogers)

So Jen and Kristi  are here for the Week’s  Twisted Mix-Tape Tuesday 5

Man!  tough one this week.

Young woman lying in bed doesn't want to wake up. Copy space

Of course, the Wakefield Doctrine will say that any of the three personality types could be (a) Stalker  and  could be (a) Stalker. This is because, as we say, ‘everyone does everything at one time or another‘. So it is not that neither clarks or scotts or rogers have an exclusive claim to being ‘naturals’ for Jen and Kristi’s musical activity (?!?! lol) .
However we can say this: clarks will more likely be found to be Stalkee’s than Stalkers (if they are female) but the same does not hold true for male-like clarks; rogerian men have the edge on being male Stalkers  while female rogers would not (because they already married the Stalker…lol*) and scotts?   well, if we consider a Stalker as someone who subtly tracks and follows and spies obsessively on another person, then we got to say,  scotts? subtle from a distance?  yeah, right!

Hey, lets try and get a little insight into the Stalkee’s frame of reference… not to excuse the Stalker but…


So we have establish that there is no gender requirement on the Stalking game (..this is too about stalking… sort of, bet the guy doesn’t know she follow him to the bar)


But, then there is a matter of love un-requited:


From Doctrine fave band: Halestorm

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April 30, 2013 at 6:41 pm

“…(of) Tuesdays, tapes and hey…we can still be friends, no?” the Wakefield Doctrine

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So Jen and Kristi  are here for the Week’s  Twisted Mix-Tape Tuesday 4

So perhaps we can consider the song that would be appropriate to a breakup, with an eye towards who is doing the breakationing…. a clark (yeah, right), a scott (no! they wouldn’t!) or a roger (and yes, they do expect you to thank them!)


…yes, clarks do break up with people, but for what it’s worth, we don’t enjoy it (well, we don’t most of the time!)


rogers? oh, they are so the masters of the beautiful breakup… ‘furthermore the deponent saith not’


Perhaps you’re a scott, your perception of the often unpleasant but always exciting process of breaking up


Now, from the perspective of the instigator of (the aforementioned break up)… lets hear from the House Band for the Wakefield Doctrine:

~~~~~~ yes, there is relationship advice (and strategy) inherent in the Wakefield Doctrine!

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April 23, 2013 at 4:52 pm

the Wakefield Doctrine a song list in 3/5 time (well, there *are* three personality types, you know…)

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Welcome to the Wakefield Doctrine (the theory of clarks, scotts and rogers)


Tuesday? (check)

Tape? (check)

Twisted?  well that’s kinda subjective, dont’cha think? But then if you are:

  • a scott the answer is ‘no! what was the question again’
  • if you are a roger, you are looking around to see how many people will back your move, if you decided to express your hurt, unjustly injured, unfairly put-upon emotional composure….
  • and the clarks?  they are still answering the question and we haven’t even asked them directly…

This Week it is Lullabies…. sleep

lullaby is a soothing song, usually sung to young children before they go to sleep, with the intention of speeding that process. As a result they are often simple and repetitive. Lullabies can be found in every culture and since the ancient period.

But to get your minds right, first head over to Jen’s blog  ‘Twisted Mix Tape Tuesday Take Three”

and Kristi’s,  blog  ‘Finding Ninee’

…. you be glad you did.


Something Quiet from Queen


Molly’s favorite group: Metallica


Avenge Sevenfold


…alright, a little bit of a stretch, (only went for it for the Title)


Wakey Wakey….


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April 16, 2013 at 2:53 pm