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Estradasphere - The Silent Elk of Yesterday
recorded live on 3/20/02 at Moe's Alley, Santa Cruz, California
This show, featured on GrooveTV #103, was the premiere for the "Silent Elk of Yesterday" video, created by Chip Yamada and Estradasphere. Here we have a live performance of the song, followed by the video, followed by an introduction of Chip, the director.
Live audio: Neumann KM-140
Video: Four Cameras - Canon GL-1 (3), Sony DCR-PC1
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video (C) 2002 Chip Yamada and Estradasphere
And here I am
destined north from here
to colder climes, where a few might stand
Beyond this ridge I go
In search for fertile land.
Soon you'll feel my pain
because I am your future son
Man and earth as one
or I ride on through your cancer haze.
thick with shame.
"As fluid as melting ice
Receptive as a valley
Clear as a glass of water
Do you have the patience to wait till the mud settles" (2)
"Success is as dangerous as failure
Hope is as hollow as fear." (3)
Victory; is a cluttered home and when
it kills you to step outside!
Now I lay
Victim of the modern world
underneath I plant three seeds
and giveth my body - decompose
to let grow from soil once more.
In Satan's name
You're exculpated from blame
for your world turning to black
Alas the deer shoot back
before we destroy it all.
The deer shoot back,
White tail attack.
2.(Tao Te Ching. Trans. by Stephen Mitchel,l ch.15)
3.(Tao Te Ching. Trans .by Stephen Mitchel l ch.13)
(the lyrics, pulled from a random lyrics site so no apologies for errors.)