My jaw was officially dropped, as I continued singing my song around town, told this story, and relished in my, and my song's, spooky allure, even if I wasn't completely convinced that this total stranger wasn't merely having her fun with me. Until I finally made it to the city of my dreams for the first time ever, and looked up the Slow Club in my tourist guide book (this was before the internet was at everyone's fingertips for instant information). And there it was, with a Rue du Rivoli address, as promised.
The first chance I got, I went
to this place that I thought had been conjured in my head. But the
mind-freak did not stop there. As I walked in, every single detail I
describe in the song was personified before my eyes, from the winding
staircase that takes one down into it below street level, to the smoking
blue ambiance that invited secret rendezvous on those stairs.
I stood there grinning from ear to ecstatic ear at the marvels of life, the marvels of my life, and decided that I must've been that Slow Club chanteuse in another lifetime, simply recalling pockets of memory from a long-dormant nether-plane.
Thus began my journey as an artist, and carrying with me at all times the mysterious wonders that art simply begets.
RECIPIENT OF THE NORTH STREET BOOK PRIZE IN LITERARY FICTION
I'm Angela Carole Brown, a Los Angeles-based artist working in a variety of media: Writing. Music & performance. Art & design. I create for my living and I create for sake of soul, therefore while some of what's featured on this site is product and promotion, much of what's here is simply my offering to you, in the spirit of fostering the tenets of a sharing, artistic community.
I am also involved in the wellness arts, with a page specifically focused on conscious living, self-discovery, meditation, yoga, and other soul-tending modalities. My proudest achievement in this life is as a kidney donor, which I did for a young man in 2008 who was given a new lease on life. Me too, for that matter.
The many sides of me seem to be surfacing simultaneously these days, just trying their damnedest to ignite some kind of personal Renaissance. And if I am blessed and humbled, I'll have the great opportunity to continue sharing all of the various sides of my art and my heart with you.
Angela Carole Brown : HOMEPAGE : writer/vocalist/artist