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.
… When I rounded the corner to the shop, I saw a very large RV BUS!
She is such a sweetheart to provide such an amazing place for me to sleep in while I’m in town!
If you are coming to the concert tonight, our the Magickal Voice workshop on Wednesday night, you’ll see what I’m telling about, because it’s parked right infront of her Amazing Shop!
Amethyst Dreams is located at 412 E 18th St, Kansas City, Missouri, currently (at least this week) behind the big RV! Lol!
Yesterday (Sunday) was a big day for me. I got up and had breakfast with family in southern Missouri, then said my goodbyes, and drove north to KC. Upon arriving at Mystic Treasures, I immediately set up for the Magickal Voice workshop during the hottest part of the day… It reached 100 degrees!
The workshop went very well, and you could tell I had their minds working on how they were going to apply it to their practical lives.
The concert was later that evening and was blessed by a family of 3 who traveled over 3 hours to be there and meet me, Marcus, Mitch, & Lynn.
Also in attendance was Angel & Randall, Alexian’s self appointed biggest fans!
It’s HOT here in Kansas City! It’s hotter here than it is in Florida! So even though the concert was cool, I was soaked with sweat by the time we got all the equipment loaded back into the car.
Thanks to all that attended, including Dawn, & Carl. By the way.. Dawn, thank you for my spontaneous reading!!
A heart felt thanks to Penny & Leann for hosting me in their beautiful store, and special thanks to Marcus, Mitch, & Lynn for driving over 3 hours to come see me!
Eternal Hugs to Angel & Randal!
Later, I drove into downtown Kansas City to Amethyst Dreams for my next gig. Aislynn was providing me an RV to sleep in during my 4 day stay in Kansas City. But when I rounded the corner to the shop…. (to be continued)
Photo: Dawn, Carl, Penny
Photo: Angel & Alexian
Photo: Marcus, Mitch, & Lynn
Photo: Angel & Randall
Today I taught The Magickal Voice workshop and also performed a concert in Montgomery at “The Mystical Treasures Emporium”. Phillip, and his partner Rob were sweethearts and provided not only the space, but an entire buffet spread of eats, treats, and drinks for free to everyone in attendance.
The energy in this shop is amazing! So comfortable and relaxing, you don’t want to leave. My cousin Mary who came to spend the day with me even commented that she can never relax, but the moment that she stepped into the store she immediately began to melt.
I also found out that Phil is a Reiki Master, and practices several different versions of it. I got the opportunity to vibrate with them in their Reiki healing room, which was a real treat!
One thing I’ve never seen before, were handmade Cthulu crochet masks! A local person makes them for their shop. If you are into Cthulu, you should mail order one from them! They are really neat!
A lovely woman by the name of Sandra came all the up from Destin, FL, and brought her sister Lynn, and niece. She said that she had to come to hear me sing “Cool to Be a Witch”!
Special thanks to Phil, Rob, Josh, and Mary for helping carry equipment in and out of the store.
If you are in Montgomery, make sure you don’t miss out on the energy that can be found at The Mystical Treasures Emporium! You won’t regret!
Photo: Sandra, Rob, Phil, Josh, Mary, Lynn
Photo: Cthulu crochet masks
Met some really nice people tonight at Books, Beans, and Candles. One person, Barbara, I found out is a Devotee of Bast! Bast is my Matron Goddess, and I even wrote and recorded a song about her. We had lots too chat about, and I look forward to sharing and learning more with her.
Julia is a recent resident of Bham and is a Reiki Master. If you are in the area, make sure to check her out at: www.jreuter.com. She’s a very sweet soul.
Special thanks to Mitchell for having me. And also to all the nice guys that helped me carry my equipment in and out of the store.
Photo: Alexian and Julia
Photo: Some of the gang at the concert.
I awoke to a beautiful cloud covered rainy day, and snapped this photo of the Florida State Capital on my way out of Tallahassee this morning.
I had a wonderful evening meeting new friends and hugging one or two long lost friends this evening at the concert.
It was held inside an art district area that used to be old warehouses by a railroad. All of the buildings have been renovated and brightly painted and turned into art galleries, theaters, and other types of creative spaces. I loved it!
I look forward to coming back and exploring when I have more time.
I’d like to thank the Pagan co-op that hosted the concert at “Divine Union”, and thanks to River for helping me organize it. A very special thanks to the very sweet Sheri and Iman for giving me a place to spend the night.
I snapped the photo after the concert on my phone infront of Divine Union. Left to Right: River, Sheri, Iman, Rob.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!