I arrived in Indianapolis, IN about 1 to 1.5 hours before the concert time. I was greeted by an energetic fairy who quickly escorted me into the shop to Jan, the owner. I was then taken on the tour.
The Magic Candle is what a Metaphysical store should look like. Built into a historic building, it has exposed brick wall, herbs, books, & curios everywhere… and cats. There were several very well kept beautiful cats living there full time, but there were also several young kittens underfoot playing in and out of every crook and cranny. Being a lover of Bast, I loved it! “It’s a Fluffy!”
I only got to take one photo on my phone, because it had died by this time, but I should be receiving some more photos from the shop owner, Jan, soon. I will edit and add those photos at the end of this post when I receive them.
The little room I performed in was packed with shining faces, and everyone enjoyed the music and the silly stories I tell.
I played one special song that I don’t always perform called “The Crone Chant” for the birthday girl, Rita, who was just celebrating coming into her “Crone-hood”. I put her into the middle of a circle of people and we all danced and sang to her! She loved it! Especially when we called her the “Bitch Goddess!” (It’s part of the song.) Happy Birthday Rita! Be careful where you point that newly claimed Crone finger!
Velda enjoyed belly dancing to my new song “Death’s Lullaby (Let the Shadows Still the Light), and is an energetic smiling soul!
A special thanks to Jan, owner of The Magic Candle, for booking me last minute on the tour. It was wonderful meeting you and your beautiful community of Pagan peeps, and I look forward to returning again in the future!
On Thursday, July 21st, I left Kansas City, MO and drove to Saint Louis, MO where I spent the evening with my dear friend, Jackie, from college. It was great to see her and visit. In my rush, I forgot to take a photo of us on my phone for my blog. 🙁
I snapped the above photos of the Saint Louis arch on Friday morning when I was leaving Saint Louis on my way to Indianapolis, IN.
In this photo, I am crossing the Mississippi River just outside of Saint Louis, MO over into Illinois.
I recently did a concert for the Circles in the Woods CUUPS Chapter at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tampa. The organizers, Ollis & Mary were very sweet in sending me these blurbs about the concert, and I thought I’d share:
“Alexian has such a variety of music that evokes feelings and emotions that range from happiness and humorous to thought-provoking. I especially enjoy the stories that he shares about each song he has written. It is amazing to me that he writes, composes, and then puts it all together himself. No doubt his educational background at Boston’s Berklee College of Music is an asset, but it is the obvious labor of love that shows in his music. I thoroughly enjoy his concerts and can’t wait to do it again!”
— Ollis Hughes aka Lord SunFire
Facilitator – Circles in the Woods CUUPS (Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans), Tampa FL
“Alexian’s interactive approach to his music gets the audience up and moving! I loved the “Circle of Power” Circle casting song! It got everyone out of their chairs and moving to the music right from the beginning. I mean – even people who won’t dance can walk in a circle – right? And “Listen to the Wind” just touches the heart of the soul and carries you away with the breeze. I can’t wait for his next CD!”
— Mary aka Lady StarPuma
Circles in the Woods CUUPS, Tampa FL
My tour to the MidWest & back is well on it’s way to being planned out and booked for July!
I already have 4 gigs in Kansas City, MO, and tentative gigs other places on the route up from Orlando, FL and back.
For a up to the minute schedule of my appearances, please check my Calendar & Touring page at http://alexianmusic.com/index.php/calendar-touring/
I am still looking to book gigs in the following cities! If you live in or near these, please email me at email@example.com or call me at 407-278-1877 about booking me for a concert, house concert, or workshop:
- Tallahassee, FL
- Panama City, FL
- Pensacola, FL
- Montgomery, AL
- Birmingham, AL
- Memphis, TN
- Springfield, MO
- St. Louis, MO
- Nashville, TN
- Chattanooga, TN
- Atlanta, GA
- Macon, GA
- Valdosta, GA
- Jacksonville, FL
- Gainesville, FL
- Orlando, FL
Hope to see you soon at a performance!
Merry Meet Rabid Pagans!
Today is my birthday and I’ve had a great one! There are literally HUNDREDS of posts on my Facebook from people wishing me a joyous day, and you all have made it one!
I am preparing to leave for the Phoenix Phyre gathering in Central Florida (Lakeland, FL) on Wednesday, and I will be there through Sunday. During the festival, I will be reading cards for people and also teaching one of my favorite workshops, “The Magickal Voice”. The workshop is scheduled for Thursday afternoon at the gathering.
Friday evening, April 8th, I will be debuting my new dance music along with some old favorites at my concert at Phoenix Phyre. The entertainment starts at 8:30pm with me hosting an open mic, followed by my concert.
If you can’t make it to the gathering for the full time, there are weekend passes available, as well as an evening pass from 6pm to 11pm for only $15. This includes my concert! So come out and see me!
For more information about Phoenix Phyre, please visit: http://www.phoenixfestivals.com
If you do plan on coming out to the concert, or if you just want to have some fun… check out the new line dance that my dear friend and covenmate, Ayanna, created for my birthday! It’s for my dance remake, “Cool to Be a Witch 2.0”!
I have posted the video right here on my website under Videos, or you can always go directly to my YouTube site at: http://www.youtube.com/lordalexian
Spring is here, and I’m ready to travel! I’ll be calling you all to set up concerts (and house concerts as well) all around Florida during the months of late April, May & June!
Then I’m already starting to plan a tour all the way up from Florida through the MID-WEST and back during July! So if you live in Northern FL, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Arkansas, or Missouri, etc please contact me! This is your chance to get me to come perform live for you and your friends!
I am also contemplating a tour UP the East Coast all the way North in October! What Witchy pleasures await me up there?
Don’t be shy! Contact me… I don’t bite…. too hard. (Unless you want me to!)
The Fairy behind the “Cool to Be a Witch 2.0″ MP3 cover artwork #pagan #witch #wicca #magick #wiccan
Alexian’s “Cool to Be a Witch 2.0” Pagan Dance song, now available for digital download at:
New Mastered Dance Version of “Cool to Be a Witch 2.0” is available for download! #pagan #witch #wicca #magick
The new mastered dance version of “Cool to Be a Witch 2.0” is now available for download at: http://www.cdbaby.com/artist/alexian
My new COOL TO BE A WITCH Music Video has been released!
(Photo contest version coming tomorrow.)
Click on “Videos” above, or Check out all my videos directly on youtube at:
Alexian’s “Coolest Witch” photo contest is now underway! Submit your photo(s) dressed as the “Coolest Witch” based on the song “Cool to Be a Witch”. You can check out the original version here: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/alexian
I encourage everyone to listen to the whole song to get ideas on how to dress up, but also trust your own creative impulses.
Your photo may be one of the multiple winners who get their photo into Alexian’s new music video “Cool to Be a Witch 2.0″, an awesome dance remix of the original. Deadline for submission is 11:59pm Saturday, Oct 23rd. The music video will be released quickly thereafter on YouTube, Facebook, etc before Samhain, with the winning photos included. Lets have some fun with this!
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As I continue to record my new album, I am already looking ahead to start booking house concerts for myself across the USA. In fact, I’d like to start performing in the Florida area this summer to begin with! So I’m looking for individuals to host me at their home for a “House Concert”.
A House Concert is not a new phenomena, but the concept is taking off with renewed energy and vigor at this time due to the fact that the recording industry is breaking down, and the independent musician, like myself, is on the rise. The power shift has moved from the big conglomerate recording companies to the musicians themselves!
All Hail the Bards!
As part of my preparation in preparing to take my music on the road, I thought I’d begin the education process of what a House Concert is, and what it is not. Not surprisingly, someone has already done the work for me, in the form of a video presentation, so I am sharing those YouTube videos with you here now.
Here is a link to download a free .PDF Guide Booklet about hosting House Concerts. Download it for Free now! And contemplate hosting me someday soon! 🙂
Enjoy the videos, and if you are interested in hosting me and my music for you and your family and friends, please don’t hesitate to contact me DIRECTLY at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 407-278-1877.