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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    The hard-copy, full-length, ridgy-didge CD album of Permaculture: A Rhymer's Manual. Comes with beautiful illustrated booklet of lyrics & ukulele chords.

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    In true old-school 'appropes-tech' style, Permaculture: A Rhymer's Manual will be available for a limited time on 12" vinyl! Includes all lyrics and beautiful full size artwork on classic record-y sleeve!

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Permaculture principle 5: Use and value Renewable Resources and Services - Ride you bike! Sit under a tree to stay cool! Employ a chicken to cultivate your garden! Generate your own methane for gas power! Walk more! "Colonel Ominous Forecast" has more...

lyrics

We’re running out of oil
It’s going to be hard to live
if we don’t find some alternatives to oil
Because pretty much everything we do uses oil
Let me list some of the things made with oil

There’s computers, light bulbs, toothpaste, cat food, dog food, our food, microwaves, umbrellas, blankets, glasses, crayons, fridges, pharmaceuticals, houses, trucks and boats and planes and clothes and roads and phones and shops and farms and your auntie’s underpants

If we don’t find a solution we won’t have them anymore
Because pretty soon will be no more oil.

We don’t need cars
Well, maybe now we sort of do
but we could also walk, use bicycles and ride horses
Instead of oil and coal and uranium
Use clean, renewable resources.

Like the sun
It has heaps of energy
Beaming down for free
Feeding plants and trees
Make use of these kind of natural forces
And use clean, renewable resources

Why mine gas
when you can make your own
from the comfort of your throne with a methane digester?
The future of energy is in predominantly biological processes
So be a clean, renewable investor

Use and value clean, renewable, clean, renewable, clean, renewable services and resources.
Once again…!

Time to do away with fossil fuels and just get back to the soil
‘Cause let’s face it
it’s the end of oil.
Yes, let’s face it
it’s the end of oil.
We might as well face it
It’s the end
of...
Oil.

(funeral march)

credits

from Permaculture: A Rhymer's Manual - Album, released April 1, 2013
Charlie Mgee: Ukulele, drums.
"Colonel Ominous Forecast": vocals
Alex Burkoy: u-bass.
Mal Webb: slide trumpet.

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Formidable Vegetable Sound System Fremantle, Australia

Experimental ‘ecological edutainment’ based around the principles of permaculture (a neat way to fix the world) mashing together ukulele with some electro-funk-swing, climate-change reggae, post-apocalypso and a decent serving of 'Radish Beets'.

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