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.
A deep cut from the double CD “Mystagogue” by The Sweet Meat Love and Holy Cult.
Video link: youtu.be/AabwUrubhx8
This World is Mired in Lightless Fires by Antic Clay
This world is mired in lightless fires
and they all conspire to be one with you.
The holy rain falls slow, sustained
each drop takes pains to be one with you.
The coiling sun could come undone
because its serpents want to be one with you.
The maroon-rimmed moon sings blue cocoons
which bleed and bloom to be one with you.
The veins that spiral, surge and twine
emerge combined, to be one with you.
In mountain time, when all beasts are blind
you lie supine for all to view.
Copyright ©2013 FurnaceSongs (ASCAP)
released August 6, 2022
Words and music by Michael Bradley
except: Upright bass by Laine Pierce
Backing vocals by Robin Hensley Pierce
Hammer dulcimer by…?
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