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The Book of Slaw: Songs from My Great Aunt Coleslaw (Chapter I)

by Elk Minister

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Chapter 1 24:51
destiny childhood failure decline of man withholding light bright orange creamsicle drowned in morning dew of purple dyed water tangled bright hair filling government cascades of shredded beef in grandma taking tumbling diaries into houses belonging to aunt dave and uncle mary fading sheets in metallica ambulances watching families cover the blankets sister roberta drinks clouds in white tangling shoes condescending exuberant hush towards seven circle frogs without holding ashes all goldfish exit sideways in sideways exit tuesday as rabbits become rectangles every loving child forced unseen treasure troves of excellence while grandfather hides in his clock a window barely open the barley barely torn as the child seeks out divinity from nothing that is worn withholding nothing on a daily cruise on water on the flowers that becomes the daily ruse your eyes become the flowers as the children seek their soul as a dinosaur becomes certain never changing on the floor emptiness drinks something sweet to mask the taste of man for everything is neat geometry died blue purple nine it is what you will decide to be far from what you do i say hello from me to you all of everything I see is lost not with standing chance its lost is it in? or is it out? help me find it when i shout afraid of prompted unions organizing assemblies of countless struggles help me find it help me find it principled people proclaiming providences at the edge of town in a little bench on the side street looking up now meeting eyes bleeding eyes enter colonial new freedom subversive leanings cooperative measures i now solo solo courage purpose civil service religion food television football basketball baseball hockey oil trees flowers air bumblebees bumblebees dead statesman promoting public ideas terrorizing criminalizing making monopolies from social ideals dogs cats pigs rain raining down one hundred national speedy oceans of sinister chaotic mesmerizing beams of yellow white light as the fire burns in the wood on the beach smoke signals summarizing several seeds of obscenities people dying from disease oceans never seeming to succeed carry dreams into the sea blue light becomes me national credit moral payment insighted nonsense possible laws broken sympathetic immunities considering respectful privileges sacrificing corporate duties proposing associations detecting mortifications protective fidelity interstate labor reflective deflective nonflective aflective elective mechanics riding moons of silver slades turns your head around to find real need children that will question adults that think they know baboon 6 1 4 2 they pledged the sacred due not one not two not three not four remove the institution pledge the sacred league fulfill a character become the seed open up the platform where everyone will meet to not become a person that is a lofty goal to look inside the masses to steal their souls inexpensive opposition reliant on the state preservation assembly doth also express late independence the designation objectable to the salty things I always taste when it touches my tongue confident and sincere impartial if thats true i know who i am now do you know you committing actual invasion of elective responsible known desires regarded as inclined to oppose myself victory was intact a principle leading i am now one appointed chosen delivered successful like a loose cannon exploding devoting promoting an expense repealed organized unnecessary and reshipped stamped leaders promoted by the union resolutions of wishes granted by the government organized overboard petitions ignored one over the other without the least claim of permanence


"My Great Aunt Coleslaw is a very important spirit on this planet. She was a part of my family and helped raise me with my mother and Uncle Radcliffe.  But truth be told, there are hundreds of other people who have lived through her many lifetimes who also call her family. She spent hundreds of years on this Earth documenting her personal poetic truth of this world in poetry, prose, and lyrical interpretation. I consider it an honor to read her poetry behind the one of a kind instrument Maya Board, which was constructed with her schematics and is used exclusively on Chapter I. "

The music and lyrics on The Book of Slaw: Songs from My Great Aunt Coleslaw (Chapter I) were composed by Great Aunt Coleslaw. Thankful for Elk Minister's companion Gerald, he is able to communicate with Great Aunt Coleslaw and her spirit where her consciousness is trapped, the year 3144 A.D.

The Book of Slaw: Songs From My Great Aunt Coleslaw is a year long project dedicated to the life of Elk Minister’s Great Aunt Coleslaw. The 26 albums will be released every two weeks in 2018, now dubbed The Year of The Elk. The release schedule follows a strict 28 day, 13 month calendar based around the 13 zodiac signs. This calendar, like all the music and lyrics on The Book of Slaw was created by Great Aunt Coleslaw when she studied with Pythagoras of Samos.


released January 26, 2018

All words and music composed by Great Aunt Coleslaw

Spoken Word by Elk Minister
MayaBoard by Elk Minister


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Elk Minister Denver, Colorado

Elk Minister was born in a log cabin deep in the forest of the upstate region. While being raised by his mother and his Uncle Radcliffe, Elk Minister developed an affinity and love towards music, philosophy, and science. At age seven, Elk Minister was writing and recording his own songs on a homemade tape recorder built by his uncle. In 1999, he wrote an opera with his imaginary friend Gerald. ... more

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