3 Min. Gold News – The Grouse Grind – August 9, 2015

3 Minute Gold News

Gold is sitting at about $1,086 per ounce, as it pulls back while world powers are jostling and making backroom deals and corporations are jostling and making deals of their own. Nations and individuals are buying in record amounts yet the price has fallen. I don’t hear any singing yet so it looks like the major players are happy to buy low and get set for the future.

The IMF has held China off for a little while from joining the basket of currencies that make up the SDR world money. China will have to consider the waiting while issues such as the South China Sea islands are being sorted out. Dealing time includes China wanting to join the SDR.

I’m driving past Hell’s Gate in British Columbia, Canada as I’m writing. Gorgeous ravine. I’m back up in the little village north of Whistler along the Cariboo Gold Rush Trail.

GrouseGrind_July2015It’s been a wonderful few weeks in this wonderful summer.

Talking gold and life with Jim Rickards in Vancouver while doing the Grouse Grind was right up there on my list of wonderful things.

Weather glorious. Conversation amazing.

Also on the list was being Jim’s guest on a Vancouver sunset harbour cruise hosted by the Sprott-Stansberry Natural Resource Symposium. I’d like to say a thank you to them for the lovely event and for the symposium which was beautifully run and very informative.

Rick Rule was fun to meet on the cruise, and he was really kind to stay and hang out with me while Jim was off chatting for a few minutes – he even knew of the village I’m writing in for the summer. Thank you. It was really clear from the talk on the cruise and listening to Rick at the symposium that he cares very much for people.

Had a chance to play “Not Much of a Holiday” live. Explaining a song and doing a live version is so much deeper than a recording. Especially when the topic is geopolitical as well as personal. The sound waves move in all directions and hit the body in full frequencies.

Hearing an mp3 is nothing compared to experiencing it live.

The song “Not Much of a Holiday” is geopolitical, in the micro concerning Greece’s recent bank holiday stress, to the macro with larger debt issues that so many nations are now facing. This includes the U.S. owing China, and China building islands in the South China Sea claiming to own all the waves. Stormy weather is building. The mainstream media tells us what’s happening, but they are owned by shareholders — the media owes and is owned, like nations and like individuals. We’re all biased. That concept plays into the real back story of who owns and who owes. That’s what this song is about. The deeper meaning swings back to the micro of our own lives and debts — monetary and social debts both. Who owes? The one who owes waits for the one who owns. The one who owns rules the time and space of the one who owes. The deepest meaning is losing fear because we’re managing ourselves well and prepared for good weather and bad.

Whew, wasn’t that fun to read? Much easier to get across live. :)

Here’s the recorded version:

Not Much of a Holiday
words and music Elaine Diane Taylor
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Single available on iTunes.

 

 

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Preparing for the Fall is a boutique live solo album available on iTunes — featuring the singles Wag the Dog, Black Swan Dive,  American Pie and Gods of the Copybook Headings.

 

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Wag the Dog (Drums of War and Backroom Banker Passes)
words and music Elaine Diane Taylor
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from the album Preparing for the Fall available on iTunes

 

Coins and Crowns
words and music Elaine Diane Taylor
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from the album Coins and Crowns available on iTunes

Single featured in Episode 1 of Mike Maloney’s documentary series Hidden Secrets of Money.

 


The Gods of the Copybook Headings
words by Rudyard Kipling and music by Elaine Diane Taylor
©2014 Intelligentsia Media Inc.
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from the album Preparing for the Fall available on iTunes

 

 

Another Week on Wall Street (Naked Short Selling and Fiat Currency)
words and music Elaine Diane Taylor
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from the album Coins and Crowns available on iTunes

 

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Nothing on this site is intended as individual investment advice. We’re all watching which way the wind is blowing.

 

 

 

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