Permaculture Ukulele Musical Project

A campaign by Charlie Jones

  • $6,052
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Successfully funded on October 15, 2012
A campaign by Charlie Jones
1 campaigns, 2 contributions
  • Contribute $5 or more

    Thank you! I will ‘Use and value Small and Slow solutions’: every little bit helps. In return you will get the warm fuzzy feeling of being happy in your heart at having selflessly donated towards bringing permaculture into the hearts, minds and ears of countless people around the world.

    2 contributor(s) chose this reward.
  • Contribute $15 or more

    A free download of the completed music album, very special thank you on the website plus warm fuzzy feeling.

    11 contributor(s) chose this reward.
  • Contribute $20 or more

    A homemade thankyou card from me, some of my very own home-grown heirloom rocket seeds (quarantine permitting), free download of the album, a special thank you on the website AND warm fuzzy feeling to boot!

    11 contributor(s) chose this reward.
  • Contribute $30 or more

    Your very own signed copy of the CD when it’s finished (please consider adding $5 for postage if outside Australia), a homemade thankyou card, some of my very own heirloom rocket AND coriander seeds (quarantine permitting) a special thank you on the website and warm fuzzy feeling.

    20 contributor(s) chose this reward.
  • Contribute $50 or more

    Your very own signed copy of the music clip DVD when it’s finished (please consider adding $5 for postage if outside Australia), a homemade thankyou card, some heirloom rocket, coriander AND lettuce seeds (quarantine permitting), special thank you on the website, über-warm fuzzy feeling.

    7 contributor(s) chose this reward.
  • Contribute $70 or more

    Signed copies of the CD and DVD (please consider adding $5 for postage if outside Australia), a homemade thankyou card, some of my heirloom mild mesclun mix salad greens seeds (quarantine permitting) special thank you on the website and super-fun-happy warm fuzzy feeling!

    3 contributor(s) chose this reward.
  • Contribute $100 or more

    Limited to 20 Contributors

    All of the above plus some lab-lab bean or tagasaste seeds and a handmade screen-printed chicken patch!

    8 contributor(s) chose this reward.
  • Contribute $200 or more

    Limited to 10 Contributors

    All of the above, plus a hand-made, screen printed t-shirt with your choice of a selection of quirky Permie slogans (something along the lines of: “Save the Swales”, “Bergerk!”, “Viva la One-Straw Revolution”…etc …etc.) and your name printed in the thank-yous of the CD and DVD.

    5 contributor(s) chose this reward.
  • Contribute $500 or more

    Limited to 5 Contributors

    (overseas option) a live Skype performance of however many songs you like, plus a workshop on seed-saving and all of the above.

    0 contributor(s) chose this reward.
  • Contribute $500 or more

    Limited to 5 Contributors

    A free live performance of all 12 songs by me on an agreed date (Perth/Southwest WA or Northern NSW only) plus thank you on the CD/DVD and all of the above (and don’t forget that ol’ warm fuzzy feeling!).

    1 contributor(s) chose this reward.
  • Contribute $1,000 or more

    Limited to 1 Contributors

    I’ll write a song for you or your permaculture project and post a video of it on the web plus all/any of the above from the $500 options.

    0 contributor(s) chose this reward.
  • Contribute $1,000 or more

    Limited to 1 Contributors

    A free live performance ANYWHERE IN AUSTRALIA at some point over the next 12 months, plus all/any of the above.

    0 contributor(s) chose this reward.
  • Contribute $1,000 or more

    Limited to 2 Contributors

    I’ll design you a logo, poster, flier, banner or business card for your permaculture endeavour (I’m also a graphic designer) and send you a musical dedication plus all of the above from the $500 options.

    0 contributor(s) chose this reward.
  • Contribute $2,000 or more

    Limited to 2 Contributors

    I'll put ‘supported by’ your business logo or name on the cover of the DVD and CD plus a personal serenade on the ukulele (I'll even do covers!) as well as all of the above!

    0 contributor(s) chose this reward.

  • Charlie Jones October 16, 2012




    Thank you all SO much for putting your hard-earned cash towards this project! I feel more than ever like making it the greatest thing I can just so I can do your generosity justice!

    The album is so close to finished that I can smell it! Fingers crossed it will be in my hot little hands in physical, tangible form before the end of November, so that I can send them to you for Xmas, but there are sometimes unexpected things...

    After next week, I'm going to put my head down to getting some of your rewards together, so if those of you with a physical reward could email me your postal address (and what reward you had, along with any details of shirt size/preference...etc) that would be great! My email address is in the video - mwahaha! now you have to watch it! :)

    Much gratitude to you all, and I'll keep you posted with how it all goes!
    Love, Charlie.
  • Charlie Jones August 29, 2012
  • Charlie Jones August 25, 2012

    Hey everyone! Getting pretty close to target now! Thank you all for being so incredibly generous with your donations. Hopefully we can drum up enough support to send it hurtling over the finish line... and beyond! (If donations keep going after the goal is reached, it'll just mean the production will be more amazing! So help spread the word!)


    Anyway, the main thing I wanted to say was that, to reward you for your kind efforts, I've made up a sneaky little SECRET playlist of ALL of the songs in their current form. That's right! ALL OF THEM! Including four that you've never, ever heard! I'd love it if you could keep it a bit of a secret for now (or at least direct people here to the campaign if they want a listen... and encourage them to donate! ;) - as they are all pretty rough and sound nowhere near as awesome as they will when they're recorded properly!

    And here it is: The Secret Link!

    Feel free to post any feedback in the comments section! I'd love to hear any thoughts or criticism :)

    Thine a mulching,

    Charlie.
  • Charlie Jones August 11, 2012

    First of all... Thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you!!!

    As tempting as it would be to sing Bon Jovi: 'Wooooahhh, we're half-way there!!' (more than halfway in fact!)... I give you: Principle One - Observe and Interact with this little ditty "Look Around", which will be the first track on the album! Enjoy!


  • Charlie Jones July 26, 2012

    First of all, WOW!! 

    My sincerest thanks and utter disbelief at the incredible support and generosity you have all shown in the first week! 

    I am slightly beyond being overwhelmed... so much so, that I have decided to move into the next gear with the project and have started to record some demos of the songs (which are about a million times better than the rough youtube clips!) that can be taken to the studio and worked from.

    I figure I don't need a fancy studio to play around with the songs and polish the arrangements up, so I've just been knocking them up on the laptop in order to make the process easier when it comes time to lay down the real thing.

    Please spread the word and share the campaign link to anyone you think might like the project. We are seriously going to make the Permaculture Rock Hall-of-Fame with this one!! :)

    Keep on rocket in the free world,

    Peas,

    Charlie.