Album Release – Direct Download package for “Coins and Crowns”

The folk album Coins and Crowns, including a 36 page liner note PDF booklet with lyrics, photos, essay and song meanings. is now available for $9.98 for direct download from the online store.
It’s about the coming social unrest from economic instability & the global financial reset. You know, the game of Coins and Crowns we’re all feeling.
The helicopter currency from Ben Bernanke, fiat unfairness, looting (government and otherwise), cycles we all live in, and how it’s a wild world. The song Fly Away (Parasites) is for all those who need encouragement to understand social contracts and leave an abusive situation.
Thank you for listening and for your support.
Thanks to Mike Maloney for using the song Helicopter Ben in one of his popular YouTube videos, and for using the song Coins and Crowns as part of the music for episode 1 of the series Hidden Secrets of Money, with approx. 4.5 million views.
Thanks also to five time New York Times bestselling author James Rickards for including me in the forward for his bestselling book The New Case for Gold.
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I’m currently on a tour of the B.C. Cariboo Gold Rush Trail.
I’m in Princeton, B.C. today at a cafe that was built in 1920 as a silent movie theatre, before becoming a pool house and gambling den. I’m walking on the original fir floorboards and sampling a pressed coffee, homemade date bar and turkey pot pie.
The price of gold usually has a rest during the summer months – but not right now. The pendulum is swinging from owning promises to owning things. From trust in a government and system to trust in what you can look after yourself. Physical gold has no counter-party risk in the owning, and is the hedge that’s historically used against distrust in government systems. Sound familiar?
That wheel of history is turning.
I started at Mile 0 of the Gold Rush Trail, in Lillooet, where the most fabulous music house jam/party happens, and travelled up one arm of the trail to Barkerville.
Now exploring another arm.
Here’s a smattering of photo moments:




This album was recorded about 2012 but is playing out now in the real world. Thanks again for following along with me.

Album Release – Coins and Crowns


MP3 files, WAV files (for the audiophiles out there) and 36 page liner note PDF booklet with lyrics, photos, essay and song meanings.

This is a digital product only. No physical product is included.

Coins and Crowns – album

01. Another Week on Wall Street 3:39
02. Coins and Crowns 3:27
03. I Choose You        3:13
04. Rod and Ring     4:33
05. Sometimes        3:55
06. Wild World        2:29
07. Helicopter Ben    2:40
08. We Know How it Goes    2:47
09. Slowly            3:40
10. Fly Away (Parasites)    2:25
11. Changing of the Time (Ecoute). 3:25

1,2,34,5,7,8,9,10,11 words and music Elaine Diane Taylor

6. words and music Cat Stevens aka Yusuf Islam. Used by permission.

©2012 Elaine Diane Taylor


All rights for music and recording reserved.

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


Coins and Crowns

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


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



A Terrible Breeze    (North Korea’s little tests)

The news comes down
A little bluebird sings
Words of war
Fire and furious things
Of testing might
‘Til no patience knows
If keeping still
Still keeps you safe at home

It’s a terrible breeze
They speak of today
Of threats that used to live a world away
We all know wind
Can blow both ways
And a terrible breeze can blow it all away

A worldwide net
Sees our village grow
Until we all forget
What each one used to know
How a blind bird’s wings
Can reach the shore
And turn the wheel of peace and war

Village fools sinking down, down, down
Debt and gold wound in numbered shrouds
Deal of a life it’s bread and clowns
Can we afford another go around?
The news comes down.

It’s a terrible breeze. The news comes down.

words and music Elaine Diane Taylor
©2017 Elaine Art & Media SOCAN/ASCAP


David Crosby: “Words are the hardest part and yours are excellent…music is good too ...”


Single available on iTunes


Not Much of a Holiday (Bank Holidays and Media Persuasion)

words and music Elaine Diane Taylor

© 2015 Intelligentsia Media, Inc. All rights reserved.


Single available on for digital download from the site store



Preparing for the Fall live boutique album available on the site store — featuring Wag the Dog, Black Swan Dive,  Don McLean’s American Pie and Rudyard Kipling’s Gods of the Copybook Headings.



The Gods of the Copybook Headings

words by Rudyard Kipling and music by Elaine Diane Taylor

©2014 Intelligentsia Media Inc.


From the album Preparing for the Fall available on the site store.


The copybooks of the early 1900s helped teach children to print by using saying in a sentence of wisdom that would be copied underneath. The sayings that were truths about the world. All the empires who followed the sayings of the gods of the marketplace instead of the gods of the copybook headings have fallen, and there’s terror and slaughter when the gods of the copybook headings return. The lyrics are by Rudyard Kipling. One of my gurus.

Another Week on Wall Street

words and music Elaine Diane Taylor

© 2013 Intelligentsia Media Inc. All rights reserved.


from the album Coins and Crowns available from the site’s store.

See the bankers wave their Wall Street wands and conjure piles of paper green. Naked short selling is like betting that your neighbour’s house will burn down. But in this scenario it happens to burn down. If the bankers win then we lose the whole world as we know it. I wrote this in 2009, with a lyric “A little grease (Greece) is floating out to sea, and little pigs (Portugal, Italy, Greece and Spain) are bobbing up and down, they’ll send a storm and we’ll see, when the tide goes out who’s naked on the beach“, and it’s coming on now. The world is changing as we know it.


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

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