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These guys are Australian and having fun with the permaculture principles and a ukelele (spelling? )
I saw Charlie live at a Ripenear.me launch and his energy was infectious even after a hard days work.
http://formidablevegetable.com.au/
Turnip the radish beets
 
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I just recently discovered these guys (and gals) and they are seriously amazing!



From their website: "By busting out live shows based around the principles of Permaculture (regenerative ecological design), Formidable Vegetable Sound System is paving the way for a new kind of musical activism based around simple, fun solutions to some of the largest problems on the planet and are rapidly becoming a favourite on the Australian and international festival circuit with packed dance floors and workshops alike."

Here are a bunch of their amazing videos! :





I love just watching them jam here too:



Their music was also featured in the movie Permaculture Orchard!!

You can learn tons more about them on their website: Formidable Vegetable Sound System

The main vocals and producer is this guy: Charlie McGee



They also have a whole Permaculture Blog and a New Blog.

Last, but CERTAINLY not least, here is where to support them and BUY AND LISTEN TO THEIR MUSIC!
 
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Their songs are wonderful! Thank you for telling us about them! I saw he thumbnails and the YouTube videos and want to mention that Charlie Mgee from the Formidable Vegetables Band has a wonderful playlist on YouTube of permaculture songs that he made himself:



I love his voice, and his songs are just beautiful!
 
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Formidable Vegetable also provided the music for The Permaculture Orchard DVD (available at www.permacultureorchard.com), for which Paul/Permies was the "Supreme Executive Producer with Bacon, Cheese and Sparkles". I received a Formidable Vegetable CD for contributing to the kickstarter, which was a great unexpected bonus. I love their music.
 
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These guys are amazing! Thanks!
 
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My interview with Charlie Mgee of Formidable Vegetable Sound System!! As you can see from the thumbnail, this was a ridiculously fun chat we had. Also, per my request, he sings his song "Many Many", all about the power of diversity in our communities and tribe.

 
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Guess what, everyone!? After three years of painstaking beet-propagation and cross-pollination, the permaculture electroswing remix album of the century is finally out!
I'm stoked to share with you the result of many permaculture dance parties, festivals and collaborations around the world: Radish Beets!






We've also had a funky new music video made for one of the more bangin' tracks: The Edge, remixed by Aussie wonk-meister, Spoonbill. Check it out:




If you want to have a listen or nab yourself a copy, just head to http://music.formidablevegetable.com.au/album/radish-beets and Turnip the Radish Beets!
Thanks for all your support!!
Lots of love, Charlie. X

PS. We're hoping to do an epic permaculture electroswing tour of North America in 2017, so if you have any ideas of venues/festivals/farms to play where we could round up a serious amount of people (permies and otherwise) Lettuce know!
 
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the sound of Change, that I'm listening to, is great!!! ready for donwload, thanxs for caring for the fertility vibes we need!!!
 
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Hey y'all! So, after a cracking remix album launch, it's straight onto the next project: A PERMACULTURE ELECTRO-FUNK UKULELE ALBUM FOR KIDS!! We've just launched our crowdfunding campaign to raise some funds for it, as it's going to be an EPIC production (including guest stars such as Michael Barker - ex drummer of the John Butler Trio!)

To check out what it's all about, take a gander at this video and please donate at http://www.pozible.com/project/198488 if you support what we're doing!



Thanks in advance and keep doing the good work!
 
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Looks like it got funded and then some! Nice job Charlie!
 
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The Choctaw Nation has a huge labor day festival every year, I hear the pay is great, They have all kinds of musicians, this year it was Reba, as well as many others. Tuskahoma, Oklahoma.
 
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Howdy folks! You might've seen it kicking around alongside the new Polyfaces film, but our latest music video: 'You Are What You Eat' is up on YouTube if you want to have a listen/give it a share!



It was written for the International Year of Soils last year at the request of Vandana Shiva and even shared by the United Nations! Happy days!

We'll hopefully be touring the States next year in 2017, so hit me up with your ideas of festivals/gigs we could do at charlie@permaculturesongs.com
Big Love!
Charlie x
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Hi everyone! We've just released our brand new KIMCHI music video! Check it out and give it a good ol' share if you like it! Love, Charlie

 
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Love the kimchi song. 

We've had more than one jar of kimchi explode on the way home from the shop, so we started making our own.  That reminds me, I just used up the kimchi.  Time to make more.
 
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I borrowed my friends kid and we watched all the videos on this thread.  He says that the kimchi one is his favourite.  I like yield best.  Next week, we will prepare for a very messy kimchi making marathon with a 5-year-old 'in charge' of making the kimchi... hmm, I need to start a thread on how to make kimchi with a kid as I have no idea on the best way to do this.
 
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Yay! It's finished! Have a listen to the new Formidable Vegetable Sound System Kids' permaculture album: Grow Do It!


 
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Here's a tribute I put together for Bill Mollison. Feel free to share:

 
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That was beautiful, Charlie!  Thank you so much for creating it and sharing it with us.
 
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+1. Beautiful tribute.
 
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wouldn't mind if he was shading out my lawn
 
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Hey Charlie,

Do you ship to Canada?

A friend of mine adores your music.  He's particularly obsessed with the kimchi song - and who can blame him? 

Do you have anything along those lines coming out that could get here by Christmas?  I see you have some CDs and a colouring book for sale. 

Does this one include the kimchi song?


Any other physical goodies on the horizon?  Shipping isn't always quick to Canada, so I'm eager to do my Holiday shopping early.
 
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Good question, thanks comrade Ranson!
Yes, we do ship everywhere in the world and you can order the physical CDs here:

http://music.formidablevegetable.com.au

(it comes with an activity book containing recpies/garden tips etc, not a colouring book... but you're welcome to draw on it if you want!)
 
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Hi USA/Turtle Island friends! Guess what?

Well, two things, really:
Number One: we have a BRAND NEW SONG ABOUT HUMANURE (which I'll post at the end of this thread, so you read the SECOND thing first!) and...
Number Two (haha, quite the appropriate number following a comment about Humanure!):
WE ARE COMING TO THE USA THIS MAY/JUNE!
Yes, Australia's premier Permaculture Electroswing Ukulele outfit, Formidable Vegetable Sound System will be on tour in the United States from May 3 (starting in Hawaii) to June 11.

I'm currently in turbo-charged gig-booking mode, so please feel welcome to send any suggestions/invites for (paid) gigs/festivals to : charlie *at* permaculturesongs *dot* com.
(It's no cheap feat touring from Australia, so while I would love to come and play at all of the fundraisers/parties/permie shindigs in exchange for food/friends/love, I really need to prioritise exchanges in the form of the boring old-fashioned green stuff in order to pay the band and get us over there!)

Hope to hear from & see y'all soon! 
And now, for your listening/viewing pleasure... a SONG!
(FYI: a "Dunny" is our good old Aussie word for a backyard toilet!)

 
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Formidable Vegetable Sound System World Tour
Loads of dates all over North America, Uk and Europe......
http://formidablevegetable.com.au/gigs/


2017 GROW DO IT TOUR - USA-UK-EUROPE



May 05 Everyone's Favourite Secret Venue Kaimuki, HI

May 06 Kailua Artisan Craft Fair Kailua, HI

May 07 International Permaculture Day @ Ai Love Nalo Waimanalo, HI

May 13 Green Festival Washington, DC

May 21 Shambala Bakery & Bistro Mount Vernon, WA

Jun 01 GrowHaus Denver, CO

Jun 02 Pennsylvania Permaculture Convergence Tamaqua, PA

Jun 09 Green Festival New York, NY

Jun 18 3 Wishes Faery Festival Torpoint, United Kingdom

Jun 21 Glastonbury Festival Pilton, United Kingdom

Jun 26 The Bell Inn (with Mal Webb & Kylie Morrigan) Bath, United Kingdom

Jun 27 Tinkers Bubble (with Mal Webb & Kylie Morrigan) Somerset, United Kingdom

Jun 30 Magic Garden (with Mal Webb & Kylie Morrigan) London, United Kingdom

Jul 01 Foxy's Place (with Mal Webb & Kylie Morrigan) Cambridge, United Kingdom

Jul 08 Seed Festival w/ Rising Appalachia Stroud, United Kingdom

Jul 14 The Hopyard (with Mal Webb & Kylie Morrigan) Forest Row, United Kingdom

Jul 15 Free Harmony Festival Bristol, United Kingdom

Jul 16 Compost Festival! Mgarr, Malta

Jul 20 Nordic Permaculture Festival Reykjavik, Iceland

Jul 23 Secret Garden Party Northampton, United Kingdom
 
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2017 Formidable Vegetable Sound System US Tour!



More at: http://www.formidablevegetable.com.au/gigs
 
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