Hello everyone – I’m doing my own Bandcamp Friday – “ALL RISE” and “CENTER OF THE NIGHT” are free to download today – because I want you to have them! Go: https://anticclay.bandcamp.com/
“All Rise” is the next single from the forthcoming Antic Clay album “Broom of Fire.” I hope it kindles the fire within, and that you’ll share it with kith and kin!
We'll be playing Star Bar once again, this time invited by our new friends in Rare Birds, along with The Ides of June. We are "headlining" (wink) so we'll probably be on around 11. No worries - it's a Saturday night! I think it's interesting - our bands are decidedly different, but there's a commonality. Perhaps the hats (grin). In any case Antic Clay will bring a monster set - and we're still not exactly where I want us to be, sonically/musically. We have been rehearsing diligently, despite the typical holiday disruptions. I hope this early 2023 show is as excellent as I've heard us be, and sets the tone for the entire coming year. Tickets here. Or click the poster below for the Facebook Event page.
More photos and video to come. It was an interesting show in an interesting spot. Atlanta Underground is like a ghost town. Homeless wandering, empty business fronts. So much potential. I sat next to a bronze sculpture of a man feeding a pigeon. Downtown Atlanta. 30 years ago I had a picture taken at the same spot. I’ll post both here shortly. But my overriding feeling was that this place should be thriving. And it ain’t.
IT GOES DOWN SO EASY Well the sun exploded at dawn And two fools who cared carried on into the evening But when the sun was murdered that morn its rays razored two sheep who were shorn All in the light In that wooly muck I did buckle me down on my knees And I went down so easy Lord, I went down so easy My curse was immersed in a dream Where somnambulists peered amid schemes Of my own devising I’m well versed with this machine With each whore and a horrible scene on the horizon Peer down the rim of the pit where the lost all toss their allegiance You’ll see it goes down so easy lord, it goes down so easy. On the hill of that weltering dawn I blinked and you were gone All but your shadow So I fell into the drink I drank in my fill till I sank But that don’t appease me No my terminus won’t approach till that ocean ceases Because it goes down so easy lord, it goes down so easy. Words and Music by Michael Bradley Copyright ©2022 The FurnaceSongs Record Co.
SUNDAY AT 2:40 PM – 3:40 PM
ANTIC CLAY LIVE at ADNA 2022 DOWNTOWN FESTIVAL & TOUR OF LOFTS
Fellow musicians will agree that there were always a few anomalous gigs that turned out to be very great. I expect that with this one. Antic Clay at Underground Atlanta on a Sunday afternoon in November. Who knows how we’ll be received? Come on out for something special that won’t take your whole day. Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/855768972271590
DOWNTOWN FESTIVAL AND TOUR OF LOFTS OVERVIEW
What: The Downtown Festival and Tour of Lofts is a neighborhood festival that has been on an over ten year hiatus! Needless to say, the Atlanta Downtown Neighborhood Association is thrilled to be bringing the festival back and again welcoming friends from all over Atlanta to our neighborhood!
When: Saturday, November 12 and Sunday, November 13, 2022.
Saturday: Tour of Lofts is 11am to 4:30pm. Festival begins at 11am.
Sunday: Tour of Lofts is 12pm to 3:30pm. Festival begins at 12pm.
Where: The Tour of Lofts will take visitors all around Downtown! Check in for the Tour of Lofts will be at the main Festival area at Underground Atlanta. Specific information to follow.
Why: The Downtown Festival and Tour of Lofts is a fundraiser for the Atlanta Downtown Neighborhood Association as well as an opportunity for Downtown residents and businesses to welcome Atlanta to our neighborhood!
Do I need a ticket? Attending Tour of Lofts requires purchasing a ticket. Attending the Downtown Festival at Underground Atlanta is free!
Other questions? Please don’t hesitate to email email@example.com.
We hope you’ll join us!
Previously unreleased track from The Sweet Meat Love & Holy Cult “Mystagogue” sessions.
FIRE IN HEAVEN by ANTIC CLAY
There’s a fire in heaven
Summer in your soul
Holy days of majesty
Bestowed upon this fool
Arrive upon that shoreless sea
Breathe and be reborn
Woven that fragile tapestry
Lovely, fearful as a storm
A glimpse of unknown workings
And one uncounted star
Lit upon the waking world
Selah, selah, selah
The mourning moon should take a turn
And sing about the sun
Things redeemed and unredeemed
Days of ending have begun
I don’t see it, I believe it
In my unconscious choice
There’s a fire in heaven
A Christmas in your voice
Your heart just like a hummingbird
A love that was foretold
Can’t chronicle this miracle
Till winter wings will unfold
released August 7, 2022
Words and music by Michael Bradley
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