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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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    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 9: Use Small and Slow solutions - Slow and steady wins the race! Start weening yourself off the oil-fuelled caffeine/sugar-high of the last century and start working at a more natural pace. Good things take time.

lyrics

In the future
When there’s no more fossil energy
How we gonna feed the masses?
Have enough for you and me?

Life today seems pretty good
like we came out on top
But I wonder how we’re gonna get down.
Gotta be careful we don’t drop

Take it slow
Make it small and slow
To avoid the confusion
Use small and slow solutions
Yeah...
Mmm...

In your front yard
you can grow most of your food
in a space the size of your driveway
Doesn’t have to be huge

Plant a seed, watch it grow
It’ll feed ya, just let it go
Don’t want the pain of too much to maintain
So stay inside the right size.
and take it slow

Make it small and slow
Who needs the green revolution?
When you’ve got small and slow solutions
Yeah...
Mmm...

When we quit our oil addiction
how we gonna get around?
Well I think there’s a small and slow solution, people
in this technology I've found

It’s called your feet
and they’re pretty good for getting from A to B.
It takes a bit longer
but your legs come out stronger
and there’s lots of nice things to see

If we take it slow
Make it small and slow
Don’t create no pollution
with small and slow solutions.
Yeah...
Mmm...


Bigger isn’t always better
Faster don’t make you stronger
If we keep going the way we’re going
we won’t be around for much longer

So instead of running towards a brick wall
why not walk instead and save your head?
The bigger it is the harder it falls
so keep it small, keep it small and…

Take it slow
'cause the dream of unlimited growth
is just a popular delusion
so use small & slow solutions
Yeah...
Mmm...

credits

from Permaculture: A Rhymer's Manual - Album, released April 1, 2013
Charlie Mgee: ukulele, vocals, drums
Alex Burkoy: u-bass
Harry Jakamarra: banjo
Kevin Jones: blues harp

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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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