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 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
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!)
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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Happy Ostara My Rabid Pagans!
I hope this post finds you healthy, happy, and hungry for life!
My coven had a very nice, warm, intimate circle on Saturday evening, and the wheel turned successfully once again! I had several large Cattleya orchids in bloom (we grow orchids), and my coven-mate Midian decided to bring 3 pots of them inside to decorate the altar. They looked beautiful as a back drop behind everything on the altar.
An old friend, Tabitha, came to visit our group for Sabbat circle and I found out that she is now a photographer, amongst other things, and she has agreed to experiment with me and take some new photos of me for publicity shots. I’m not exactly sure where we will end up shooting, and what I’ll be wearing, but it will all happen as it is supposed to. Apparently she is also into “Second Life” big time, and she wants to help set up a Live concert inside the virtual environment for me. That should be fun.
I’m looking for good affordable sources for men’s goth clothing (currently XXL size but working to get it down to XL) or clothing that at least has an alternative goth edge to it. I’m finding that there are sooo many places to get women’s goth clothing, but not that many that carries men’s goth clothing. And the few places I’ve found for men, aren’t that great of quality. I don’t want “Halloween”, or “Vampire”. And I’m not even sure I’m looking for “Victorian” goth either. Since my new album is Techno Dance, I think I’m looking for something more alternative and edgy. Think Wiccan male meets Lady Gaga.
If you know of any sources, or if you are talented seamstress and want exposure, email me!
I have planned many fun and wonderful interactive things for this website, so if you haven’t already bookmarked it, please do so now before you forget!
I won’t go into the long list here, but before I get done with you, you will be singing, chanting, drumming, watching live shows online and interacting with myself and the audience, and possibly even starring in my own music videos and/or You Tube “promotional features”. All of this will be all found within this website.
So again… bookmark now. 😉
And if you haven’t heard, Mars finally went DIRECT on March 10th! So it’s time to Move FORWARD with this year’s projects! Being an Aries, Mars is my ruling planet, and I already feel an incredible surge of vitality, creativity and forward movement!
Bast Blessings & Warm Spring Wishes!
Merry Meet my Rabid Pagans!
The day has finally come when it is time to create my own artist website. So here it is! I’m doing all the programming myself. 🙂
There are many things that you will find in this website in the near future, including complete video chant workshops, sneak peaks into my life, recording studio, and other things I’m working on, as well as the “Rabid Pagan Affiliate Program” which will enable you to make a monthly income easily by just “biting others” (referring people to me) and making them “rabid” as well.
Bookmark this website, you will definitely want to check back on a weekly (if not daily) basis, as it will continue to grow exponentially!