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Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 at 7:30pm in Oviedo, FL

Ticket purchases and Donations can be made through Eventbrite here:  Get Tickets Here

Please bring the ticket printout with you to be scanned at the door. Elspeth will also have original Books, CDs, and Artwork for purchase, so bring some extra cash with you! Trust me, you’re going to want them! The event will be held inside Alexian & Victor’s screened in orchid porch. BRING YOUR OWN SMALL FOLDING CHAIR.

Elspeth’s website: http://www.grandmotherelspeth.com

Few of our cultural elders in America ever reach the status of “Living Legend”. Those who know Grandmother Elspeth will say she is one. An inspirational teacher and storyteller, Elspeth leads her listeners on a journey of Spirit, guiding them toward both personal and planetary transformation.
Never content to teach the standard “Wicca 101” fare, her teachings say in no uncertain terms, “Wake up! Take charge of your life! YOU have the power to change the reality around you!” Watch out, people — Grandmother may shake you out of your comfortable box!
This Autumn Tour will take Grandmother into the homes of many dear ones. She’ll meet new folks and renew old friendships. She is asking for your generous donations, in the form of tickets and merchandise purchases, which will help keep her on the road to reach more hearts and ears, and to fund the replacement of her aging computer. The latter will make it possible for Grandmother Elspeth to begin a series of YouTube talks, to spread her ideas to a larger audience! You can help make this happen, simply by attending this private, limited seating event in the home of Alexian and Victor.

FAQs
Is my registration/ticket transferable?
Yes. They just need to bring the ticket printout from Eventbrite with them. We will scan the ticket at the door.

What should I bring?
Your printed out ticket, extra cash, and a folding chair.

So I’m frustrated. I need to find a creative individual or team to create clothing designs for me. I’m looking for a stage wardrobe that is a cross between Pagan, Goth, Steampunk, & Carny.

All I find on the internet is Renaissance clothing (not what I’m looking for!), and if I find Goth clothing it’s mostly for women and very little created for men. Also the sizes that are available for men, are for skinny guys… which I’m not.

Therefore… I’m putting the call out to any and all Fashion Designers who would like to create stage clothing for a Pagan recording artist and have their name repeated all over the Pagan world… world-wide.  And of course! I’ll pay you for your services as well!

The idea is for people to submit ideas, drawings, and if I see something I like, you will be in the running!

All designers “in the running” will be entered into a contest where my fans will vote on which designer(s) to go with. (Note… I used an “s” at the end of the “Designer”.)

Who will step forward and ride this Pagan journey with me… as my personal wardrobe designer(s)?

Please email me or comment below.

lordalexian@gmail.com
Bast Blessings!
Alexian

The recording of my new song “Scream”, which is about the destruction of the planet by humankind, is coming along nicely.  I’ve just about got the instrumental tracks completed, and I’ll be laying down vocal tracks soon.

Here’s an excerpt from the chorus:

“Mother Earth is slowly dying, ripped apart by human kind.

Father Sky is sad & crying. Sun & Moon are going blind.

Can we stop the madness knowing, we have already killed the dream

For these We Scream….”

©2014 Alexian

 

 

 

 

Merry Meet everyone,

I know it’s been a long while since I last posted to my blog, and I thought I would catch everyone up on what has been going on with my life over the past couple of years.

Shortly after my post in August 2012, my mother (75) crossed the veil and my world went into a tail spin.  She was diagnosed with a brain tumor several months earlier in April 2012, and had surgery to remove it a month or so later.  The surgery was successful and she was on the mend for a couple months, when suddenly…..

I have drove & flown back and forth to Missouri more times than I can remember to take care of family business.

In January 2013, just about the time things seemed to be getting under control, my father, 85, (10 years older than my mother) started having his own health issues, which spiraled down quickly.  My father passed this past September 2013.

It’s been a very difficult couple of years, but once again, I am getting a grip, and re-grouping.  It’s a New Year, started by a New Super Moon, and it’s time for New Beginnings.

With that said, I am moving forward on my album “Circle of Power” which has been in the works for years.  4 songs have already been released as digital singles, and there will be 5-6 more songs coming quickly to complete the CD and release it for Summer 2014.

There are also “OTHER” creative going-ons, so stay tuned to my website for those special “hints”.

Bast Blessings & Happy New Year 2014!
Alexian

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Mama Rita
Dragon Hills

Thursday, August 2nd I arrived to the loving welcome of the staff and the hosts of the gathering Azrael & Angel. It was great to see the staff at Dragon Hills once again. Mama Rita had a bad case of poison oak from mowing the lawn at her house, and didn’t feel well, so the kitchen was closed for the evening.

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Azrael & Angel
Magickal Paths of Chattanooga

I drove to Wendy’s drive through (not too far away) for dinner and brought it back to eat and hang out with everyone. Several more people showed up and started unpacking and setting up.

 

 

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Ernie Nichols & Alexian

On Friday morning Mama Rita felt better and kitchen was open and smelling great! I had breakfast and good conversation, and got to know Ernie Nichols better.  He is a paranormal investigator.  You can find him at the Fort Oglethorpe Battlefield Investigator’s website at www.FOFBI.Webs.com, or at www.MidnightChild.Webs.com.  After talking about the fact that my Matron Goddess is the Egyptian Bast, he surprisingly gifted me with an Egyptian dagger! It is already on my altar!  By lunchtime the “village hangout” at the kitchen had grown and Vendors were showing up.

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Jenn Bailey

The lovely Jenn Bailey taught a workshop on making your own homemade cleaning products. During the workshop, we made our own laundry detergent. Jenn is very passionate about using not only more natural products for cleaning, but also saving money at the same time.  It was a very interesting workshop, and a hands-on experience.

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Ernie & Jesse
Fort Oglethorpe Battlefield Investigators

Some of the folks went with Ernie and Jesse on a ghost walk around the property after dark and had some surprising activity and results. Voices were heard and communicated with the group.

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Mama Rita & Papa James
Dragon Hills

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Wild Bill
Dragon Hills

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Debbie (Azrael’s mom)

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Bill
Dragon Hills

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James David Williams
Custom Leather & Wood Crafts | rivershadows@gmail.com

Saturday was filled with excellent conversations on many topics, and the food from the kitchen was never better!

I visited the wonderful vendors and networked and took photos.

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Micah Colvin & Hope ThomasHandmade Leather Masks
Micahsmasques@gmail.com


Darling dolls and peculiar poppets
misshope33@yahoo.com

 

Micah & Hope!  What a kind hearted couple!  I was in love with the masks and the dolls.  I couldn’t keep my eyes off them!  Amazing hand-made work!  The dolls were very “Goth” and so well done, you thought there were going to move and speak, while the masks ranged from Pagan, to Mardi Gras, to playful!

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Kit & Kay
Flaming Drum
Screen Printed Apparel
www.flaming-drum.com
info@flaming-drum.com

Kit & Kay do great things!  Besides their normal Pagan T shirts, and apparel, they also have created 6 T shirt designs for autism.  The shirts sell for $20, and they donate $10 (50%) from every shirt to autism research.

 

Before i knew it, it w time to set up for my concert. I unloaded and set up with Azrael and Angel’s help. The performance went great and although it was quite warm and sticky, the Pagans were up and dancing. (When i performed there at Samhain last year, i was freezing to death! Lol!) After the concert, I broke down the musical equipment and loaded with Ernie and Jesse’s help. Jenn was so sweet and bought a CD. Invigorated from the performance, I slept like a rock that night! Thank the Goddess for the cabins at Dragon Hills and the A/C!

 

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Sunday I got up and had coffee and breakfast with everyone. Said my goodbyes and gave hugs and headed out back home to Florida.

I want to give a special thanks to Azrael, his Mother, and Angel for making it possible for me to come and perform! I hope to be able to make it to another one of your gatherings in the future someday soon!

 

I just realized that I never blogged about attending Dragon Hills gathering in Georgia last October for Samhain!

I had a blast, although it was very very cold!  An arctic blast came “down to Georgia” and it was actually below freezing a couple nights.  I was very thankful that the property owner provided me a warm toasty cabin to sleep in!

Alexian - ready for ritual

I was wondering, while I was driving up to Georgia from Florida, if I had been to this specific property before, as I had attended a gathering held in the area way way back in the mid to late 90s.

Sure enough, when I entered the property in my car and came over the hill, I flashed back to the 90s, and the gathering that was held there!  My how things have changed there, and for myself as well!

Back then there were no “facilities” really.  It was all port-a-potties and ice cold showers.  No buildings at all.  Now there is a big barn that is the main meeting area, with a stage where the concert was held, as well as the Samhain party and tricks and treats for the kiddies.  There is a work trailer parked next to the barn and actually connected into the barn, and it houses toilets and warm showers!  There are also a handful of nice comfortable cabins for people to rent, complete with beds, air conditioning and space heaters.

I remember back in the 90s, I had brought a single small square rectangle table to display my cassette tapes on of my 1st album!  They were little purple tapes, and if you own one, it’s now a collector’s item!  Of course, www.PaganMusic.com grew into the world’s largest Pagan Music store at one point, and we were carrying literally thousands of products and titles.  Since decided to get out of retail and back into producing my original music, we have been liquidating the remaining stock.  Some of the remaining stock is rare, hard to find items.  I currently have most of them for sale on Amazon.  Go to www.PaganMusic.com and there is a link provided to go directly to our items on Amazon.  There are also a handful of CDs that do not have UCP codes.  Because of this, Amazon won’t let me list them.  Therefore I have listed them in small lots to purchase at WHOLESALE PRICING at:  http://alexianmusic.com/index.php/music/pagan-cds-for-sale-wholesale/  All of our stock is brand new, although some of the CDs may have been open to make sound clips one time.

So back to Dragon Hills….

Mamma Rita

It was a lovely time, with lovely people.  The food was great, thanks to Momma Rita, and the fires were warm, thanks to Papa John and his helpers.  I especially enjoyed the delicious Hot Chocolate round the pic nic tables or the bonfires.

Papa John

A special thanks to Holly for making it possible for me to attend the gathering and perform for a wonderful group of people!  Holly and her partner were responsible for bringing me to the gathering.  I appreciate you more than you know!

Holly & Alexian

 

 

 

I look forward to visiting the Dragon Hills again!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I am excited to report that I’ve been booked to perform at the 2011 Samhain Dragon Hills Retreat near Bowden, GA in 2 weeks.  I haven’t been to a gathering since April when I was at Phoenix Phyre in Lakeland, FL.

It’s always great to go hang out with like-minded peeps and indulge in all that nature has to give.  I’m looking forward to long conversations next to the bonfire, and lots of hugs.

I’ll be performing my original Pagan Dance music at the gathering along with some of my older ballad-y type songs.

I’ll also be teaching the 1st class from my “The Magickal Voice” workshop series.  That’s always a fun class to teach.  I love to see people’s faces and reactions when they are able to manipulate matter right before their eyes, just with their voices.

I’ll be bringing my tarot cards along in case anyone there wants a reading.  They are housing me in one of the small cabins there, so I’ll probably set up shop and do a few readings daily.

If you nearby, I hope to see you out there!  It’s only $30 to get into the gathering, even at the gate.

For more information go to their website at:  http://www.dragonhillsretreat.com

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The birthday Crone, Rita!

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!

Jan and Alexian

 

Alexian and Cernowain

Alexian & Fan

Crone Chant circle

Crones with Alexian: Deb, Rita, Karen & Jan

Some of the Audience

Blowing Bubbles during "Listen to the Wind"

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 lordalexian@gmail.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!

Bast Blessings!
Alexian

 

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