Next outing of XR Climate Choir

Hello folks!

Fires rage and despair is rife, so we get active. Despair ends when action begins. Singing is always worth doing.

Cotton Tree Park, Maroochydore, Sunshine Coast, Qld
December 1st from 2.30-5.30pm there’s an information day for Extinction Rebellion with a bit of singing, a smidge of theatre, a hug of friendship and probably something to paint. Here’s the FB event if you can share it …

Extinction Rebellion Sunshine Coast – invites YOU to join us for a FAMILY FRIENDLY, Fun, Summer Picnic!

This is your chance to meet your local Extinction Rebellion group, in a relaxed social setting!

You can learn more about this movement and how our Sunshine Coast Group works within it.

You can listen to informative speakers, learn about the principles and values of the movement, have a sing along with our great XR climate choir and get linked in for future activities!

BYO – food / drinks / picnic stuff – friends and family!

If you email xrsc @ maleny.biz you will get to hear of XR Sunshine Coast events.

Hope to see you at Dec 1st

Posters for Climate Strike

Here is an A4 poster for the Maleny send-off to the Sunshine Coast Global strike for Climate and an A4 sheet with two A5 posters.

WHEN YOU CLICK THESE LINKS the PDF will automatically download into your Downloads folder

Global Climate StrikeMalenySendoff  A4 poster

Global Climate StrikeMalenySendoff_A5 2xA5 posters

GHD Protests have songsheet! July 2019

When I heard we were doing an action outside GHD offices around the country I put together some new chants, adjusted some lyrics and now there’s a songsheet for those events.

At our one in the Sunshine Coast we are having a life sized Polar Bear there, and a cub. Hence the Tragedy Song for Nanook.

I will post links to the Facebook videos when they are available.

Songsheet for #StopAdani  GHD songs and chants July2

The video is still BRILL!

I saw this morning that I haven’t posted anything on Carbon Canaries since Jan.

OMG! Now I know I’ve added stuff but it seems you have to write a new post to look like you’ve done anything at all.

So here’s a post about the most exiting thing … the HUGE video we did of one of the songs. Please view this and share wildly. Thanks. Please leave a comment if you feel like it!

https://carboncanaries.com.au/2017/04/29/adani-y-dig-up-coal/

Have a good dance!

Message to you Anna

Think I heard someone else sing this!!
A Message to You, Rudy lyrics © Carlin America Inc
Songwriters: Robert Livingstone Thompson of the Specials
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Stop your messing around (ah-ah-ah)
Better think of our future (ah-ah-ah)
Time you straighten right out (ah-ah-ah)
Creating problems with coal (ah-ah-ah)
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Anna!
A message to you, Anna
A message to you
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Stop your fooling around (ah-ah-ah)
Time you straighten right out (ah-ah-ah)
Better think of our future (ah-ah-ah)
Else we’ll vote you right out (ah-ah-ah)
Anna!
A message to you, Anna
A message to you

Melbourne Climate Choir use Carbon Canary songs to sing out for Climate Action

We get a sing-out from a Melbourne based blog.

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https://cmvicblog.wordpress.com/2017/09/07/carbon-canaries-sing-out-for-climate-change/

“If the ongoing issues surrounding climate change and the proposed Adani Coal mine leave you wanting to blow your top we’ve unearthed a way to help channel that frustration and anger into inspiration and joy. Let us begin. Pop a coin into your cerebral jukebox and select the tune to the chorus of the Abba song Fernando substituting the words penned by Bjorn, Agnetha and co with the following:

There’s more carbon in the air each night 
We’ve got to fight Adani
Causing climate change for you and me
It’s planet’ry Adani
And we know that we must never lose
The stage is set
We’ll occupy your office suite
Until you’re beat Adani…

Great isn’t it? Spirits depressed and deflated by overwhelming environmental concerns are momentarily lifted and buoyed with the added bonus that the familiar tune makes it an easy song to pick up and join in with in no time: empower yourself and others by engaging in a spot of choral activism and sing out against climate change. And there’s plenty more material where that came from, including for traditional folkies ‘Stop Adani Stop the mine’ to the tune of Oh my darling Clementine, guaranteed to stick firmly in ears everywhere:

Stop Adani, Stop Adani, Stop Adaaaani, Stop the mine
Shouldn’t aughta poison water
It’s an order – Stop the Mine

cropped-c__fakepath_carbon-canariesrect-320x110Clever and simple, these songs are addictive and accessible and are the work of two radically minded musician/activists from Queensland and NSW, Jenny Fitzgibbon and Paul Spencer, who have together created Carbon Canaries, an online song resource ‘enabling people everywhere to sing out for climate action with songs that ‘poke fun at fossils & fuelish humans, celebrate renewables of all genders and make choirs spring up at an action or staffroom near you.’

To date, Carbon Canaries have parodied and posted the tunes of 35 well-known songs re-writing the lyrics to reflect, as Paul writes, ‘the human experience of the social change movement and of living in a world that’s so beautiful, so alarming and so inspiring all at the same time.’

Jenny is motivated by the desire to offer protesters and climate campaigners a source of ‘joy and energy’ and to enable people everywhere.

The Carbon Canaries’ website provides all th“

Carols Against Coal

Hi folks!

i tried but could not attach the actual PDF onto this page on my phone. I had to take a screenshot of each page and upload them individually so they will probably pixelate if you try to use them for printing. Dunno.

So anyone who emails me on jennyfitzy at gmail.com and asks for one will get one emailed to them.  I must ask the writers/designer if there is already a link to the PDF for download.

But here they are and you can read through them and choose your faves!

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GOSPEL! Stand for the Land on the Galilee

Clap and dance while singing!

Original song: Put Your Hand in the Hand by Gene MacLellan 1970.
Parody by Jenny Fitzgibbon

Tune and song being sung with gusto HERE

 

For the LAND we take a STAND against the MAN Who’d steal our water

For the LAND we take a STAND against the MAN Who poisoned the sea

Take a look at the facts and you can’t look at acting any differently

Than taking a STAND against the MAN who’d wreck the LAND on the Galilee!

 

So join our BAND taking a STAND for the LAND and protecting water

So join our BAND taking a STAND for the LAND, the reef and the sea

Take a look at the facts and you can’t look at acting any differently

Than joining our BAND taking a STAND for the LAND on the Galilee!

 

Woodford Folk festival was a blast!

There were 4 Carbon Canary events at Woodford Folk Festival. Two workshops introducing the songs and two Pop-Up appearances at other climate-related shows.

The Environmental Defender’s Office ran a mock trial where the great barier Reef brought the Qld Gov to court for endangering its life. Dr Ian Lowe did a a fabby job of defending the Qld Gov while simultaneously ripping them to shreds, and Jo Bragg and Step

The workshops were great. At the first was a long-term parody writer, David Pizza the Poet who handed me these rounds the next day: (Row, row, row your boat and London’s Burning)

Rows and rows of solar farms
Coming all on-stream
Merrily fighting climate change
No it’s not a dream!

and

Planet’s burning, Planet’s burning
Fix the Engine, Fix the Engine
Solar Power! Solar Power!
Yes we oughta, Yes we oughta!

It was wonderful to meet such great activists working hard all over Australia – there were people from 350.org, NT Pipeline, AYCC, people fighting Colton Coal Mine … seeing the smiles and fun we had was really rewarding for me and I hope everyone.