Fantastic evening at The Bitter End Monday night August 10th in NYC…WOW! Thank you to everyone who came – wonderful opening set by recent Songwriter’s Hall of Fame Abe Olman Scholarship winner Kirsten Thien, and then a truly spectacular mostly solo show on one of my favorite grand pianos with some dear guest artist friends joining on 3 of the songs in the 11 song set…WE PACKED THE PLACE! THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH! Played all of the songs I wanted to in my 45 minute set, and we were able to cover the HD recording costs, AND compensate some local musicians and rehearsal studios for their time, cover show expenses, make $50 for The Amazon Conservation Team (http://www.amazonteam.org) and STILL have funds left over for dinner and transportation to DC the next day! THANK YOU all, and GAIA GROVE, the AMAZON and THE EARTH thank you as well.
Next stop DC, first thing tomorrow – very happy to come home…here are some shots from The Bitter End (courtesy Rock Star Diary) . . .
Now – for more about WHY this is a MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR (especially in the sweltering heat and humidity of AUGUST ~ check out this book:
discovered this book & more about the mysteries of this week in August AFTER booking my tour…wondering why I chose this time to tour DC, now beginning to discover some interesting theories . . .
“We see then, that the likely key date for understanding the stellar mystery of Washington, DC is August 10” (Ovason) … (give or take a day…)
DC (and my dear hometown of Silver Spring, MARYland,
I am on my way home, just in the nick of time!
“this cosmic alignment brings balance & bright/
illumination to all souls in the night”
GIVE IT BACK (c) 2009 Amy Clarke
“Perhaps it is clear now why the symbol makers and architects of Washington, D.C. concentrated their efforts on zodiacal symbols which reflect so deeply the arcane nature of the stellar Virgin? Perhaps it is clear now why the idea of an earthly triangle – encapsulated in the phrase Federal Triangle – should reflect this stellar form on the earth plane?
From the very beginning, the city was intended to celebrate the mystery of Virgo – of the Egyptian Isis, the Grecian Ceres and the Christian Virgin. This truth – and this truth alone – explains the structure of the city, and the enormous power of its stellar symbolism. Washington, D.C., is far more then a city of zodiacs – it’s a city which was built to celebrate a massive cosmic symbolism, expressed in stars. Its the main buildings – Capitol, White House and Washington Monument – mark on the Earth the annual renewal of that magical pyrotechnic display in the skys, which occurs on the days around August 10.” (Ovason, page 344)
Is this true? Remains to be seen, though it certainly is interesting…
SEE YOU SOON…MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR CONTINUES…
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 12 ~ HR 57, Society for The Preservation of Jazz & Blues, 14th, St NW (jam session with other artists, not a full show, but for a good cause, to benefit this great local DC non-profit dedicated to preserving DC musical heritage & traditions) http://www.hr57.org
THURSDAY AUGUST 13, ALL SOULS CHURCH – SANCTUARY
GAIA GROVE PRESENTS…native Washingtonian (b. Silver Spring, Maryland)
AMY CLARKE solo on vocals, piano & percussion
16th & Harvard ST NW, Washington, DC 20009-4371
7PM DOORS, $10, Amy performs full one hour set
partial proceeds to benefit Amazon Conservation Team
FRIDAY AUGUST 14, NATIONAL MALL, Washington, DC ~ TBA
THIS IS HER STORY
& WASHINGTON, District of Columbia
(originally created from VIRGINia & MARYland)
PEACE, HEALING, LOVE & LIGHT . . .
“THIS TIME I’M GOING TO FLY WITH FATE /
WEAVING WINGS FOR YOU…”
(from TAPESTRY (c) Amy Clarke 2009)
AMY M. CLARKE
(“BELOVED SCRIBE OF MARY”)
MAAT MUSIC, ScorpFaery Productions
AUGUST 11, 2009