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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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 had a great time, once again, at Phoenix Phyre 2012 held near Lakeland, FL in April. It was wonderful to see familiar smiling faces and receive so many gracious hugs while at the gathering.
One of the highlights was sitting and talking with Nybor and Elspeth. Two very dear people to my heart. They were there with bells on, dispensing their wisdom to whomever would listen.
Another highlight was actually sitting with and recording Ardy sing her song “Who Will Listen”. She has an amazingly beautiful voice, and I am going to be taking that and setting it to music and fleshing out an entire recording around her voice. I’m excited about this project, because it is speaking to me so strongly in my thoughts and dreams!
And I would be remiss in not mentioning how wonderful it was to hang out with Mead Muse and her clan’s camp. We had great fun all week long, keeping each other entertained, and tempering the wild drunken fairies (complete with wings) that would happen by.
When it came to the night of my performance, which was also the celebration of the 20th year anniversary of Phoenix Festivals, Mother Nature decided to teach us all a small lesson in patience. A small storm cell developed directly over our heads (according to radar on our phones), and continued to expand until it opened up a deluge upon us. It POURED right when I was unloading my equipment to set up for my concert. LOL
Not to be undone, I covered my equipment as best I could under the large tent, and took my mic stand and continued walking in circles pushing the puddling water out of the tent roof. It was raining so hard it was drooping on all sides at least 1-2 feet.
The local Witches sprang into action. To this day, I’m not sure what spell they were chanting, but there were several small groups casting like crazy to bubble us from the rain.
This continued for an hour or so.
Finally it started to let up, and the rain slowed until it stopped. Everything was wet, but my equipment was dry. Thank Goddess!
I quickly set up for the concert and gave my best, albeit truncated, concert that I could muster! I had everyone up dancing and enjoying the coolness of the evening before they headed over to the drumming circle in the now rising fog.
Oh what a night!
I look forward to returning to Phoenix Festivals soon! All my love to everyone that makes this gathering such a pleasure to attend!
To see a few after concert testimonial “Love on Alexian” videos, head over to: http://youtu.be/PmPWH6Harzs
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!
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….
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.
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!
I look forward to visiting the Dragon Hills again!
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
I am so blessed to have Aislinn, owner of Amethyst Dreams, as a friend in my life! She has been one of the driving forces behind my success as a performer at Heartland, as well as a merchant there in years past.
The concert on Tuesday night, and the workshop on Wednesday night were both small & intimate, and fun was had by all. Special thanks to Angel & Randal, who also attended this concert, after already attending on Sunday elsewhere!!!
For those who missed out, and to those who have never checked out “The Crossroads” and Aislinn’s store, you really need to get down there! Besides being a New Age / Metaphysical store, it’s a Healing Center! They offer massage therapy, reiki, psychic readings, and a host of other services!
The Crossroads area is very artsy, with a bunch of art galleries, and cool stores. The Grinders deli is delicious and has an amazing “Gouda Potatoe Casserole” which I couldn’t get enough of.
“Amethyst Dreams” is located directly across the street from “Grinders” at 412 E 18th St, and the entrance is on the side of the building.
They have an eclectic array of merchandise, from Shamanistic to Wiccan jewelry and clothing, many of which I have never seen anywhere before, and many other unique odds and ends.
Amethyst Dreams DOES do mail order, so you may want to ask for a catalog.
I spent some time with Aislinn on Wednesday, sharing with her how to use Twitter, email marketing, etc, so make sure you find her Twitter feed and befriend her! Just search for Aislinn Firehawk, and tell her Alexian sent ya. She is going to be sharing healing thoughts and tips on an on-going basis, amongst other valuable advice.
I also spent some time doing a video walk through of the store, and plan on mixing a YouTube video for her. It’s the least I could do after all that she has done for me over the years.
Thanks for hosting me Aislinn! May Amethyst Dreams continue to grow in the Light of the Lord and Lady.
Photo: Aislinn at the front door to Amethyst Dreams
… 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!
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 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