Tag Archives | Charlie Mgee

Veg Sound System on the wireless

Last Saturday the interview with Charlie Mgee from Formidable Vegetable Sound System was broadcast on the Australia’s ABC Radio National’s Off Track program.  

You can listen to the program from their website  :

His album Permaculture: A rhymer’s manual is available from our online shop.

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Teaching Kit upgrade includes “A rhymer’s manual”

fvssSince Permaculture: A Rhymer’s Manual was released earlier this year, lots of people have commented this is an ideal tool to teach Permaculture principles. Like the cards and magnets in our popular Teaching Kit, Charlie Mgee’s blend of clever and serious lyrics accompanied by catchy Ukelele music, is the perfect way to reinforce learning of the principles. Permaculture: A Rhymer’s Manual  is an ideal addition to our teaching tool box like the icons, proverbs, fridge magnets and other materials. The power of music helps Permaculture principles stick in the mind.
So much so, we have decided to integrate the musical CD in our new batch of the Teacher’s Kit. A new eco synthesis in true permaculture fashion. The new kit with the Formidable Vegetable Sound System album Permaculture: A Rhymer’s Manual sells for $100. Check it out here.
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Permaculture swings the ‘Bury

Permaculture in full swing.

Permaculture in full swing.

If we happened to be in London now (and if we could afford a ticket), we would be getting down to the Worthy Farm and check out our permaculture stablemates from Australia performing at one of the world’s largest music festivals. You know how much we love Charlie Mgee’s music here.

So, for us to see a newspaper article, on page 10 in the “news” section, as big as 1/4 page, with a big colour picture, about Charlie playing in Glastonbury  (with an estimated attendance of 170,000) was nothing but a delightful way to wake up on a chilly old winter morning. Onya Charlie.

Peter Vincent’s piece titled “Eco-minstrels take groovy beets to Glastonbury” is also printed in the WA TimesCanberra Timesthe AgeSydney Morning Herald Brisbane Times and other Fairfax media in Australia. Get hold of a paper copy if you can, because it looks much more impressive on paper than online we must admit. There is also an online video report on the Fairfax news sites as well.

Charlie’s album, Permaculture: a rhymer’s manual is available here.

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“Permaculture: A rhymer’s manual” in stock

Permaculture: A Rhymer's ManualWe are happy to announce that we have fabulous Charles Mgee’s “Permaculture: A rhymer’s manual” CDs and LPs in stock.

Purchase your copy of  this unique and fun filled music with ethical and ecological twist, either as an MP3 file (plus PDF booklet) or a CD (with a special bonus unplugged CD) or a 12″ vinyl disc here.
Now you too can sing along and dance to the music like we do.

See the related posts:

Thoughts on “Permaculture: A rhymer’s manual” 

“Permaculture: A rhymer’s manual” – David doesn’t cringe

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Thoughts on “Permaculture: A Rhymer’s Manual”

Permaculture: A Rhymer's Manual - music albumDavid Holmgren was very much looking forward to attending CERES in Melbourne for the launch of the Permaculture: A Rhymer’s Manual album  (he loves the music, and loud), but, due to an accident he couldn’t be there.

So, he put his thoughts together about the album, to share in this abridged video clip. We assume it won’t be long before David is back on his feet and dancing to Charlie Mgee’s fabulous songs and music, that the permaculture principles have inspired.

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You can download the full presentation showed at the launch here.

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Permaculture: A Rhymer’s Manual – David doesn’t cringe

12 Jacket (3mm Spine) [GDOB-30H3-007}“He gave me the best response ever… He got on the blower and said ‘It’s great. I listened to the whole thing…and I didn’t cringe once.'”
Apparently that is how David Holmgren responded upon listening to the album, inspired by and named after the concept he jointly developed some three decades ago, according to the recent ABC radio piece.
You can sample some of the Charlie Mgee‘s Formidable Vegetable Sounds System’s debut album “Permaculture: a Rhymer’s Manual” played live at the launch in Melbourne in April.
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David will be there not only to give a test drive to his newly acquired dancing shoes to serious ukelele music, but also  to say a few words about what could well be the first ever permaculture “concept” album.
When: 6pm Saturday April 6.

Where: CERES Environmental Park
Cost: (recommended donation $15) BYO drinks and snacks

The album is now available through the HD shop.

Here’s a footage of Formidable Vegetable Sound System in full flight at the Eclipse 2012 Festival in Cairns.

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