A Video for “Love for our Future”

I’ve turned my hand to making a little home-made video for my climate-science-electro-pop-dance track “Love for our Future”. Thanks to Sudip Khadka for his excellent camera work. I’ve added the lyrics as text – you can read them if you turn on cc (see instructions below the video). I hope you find the lyrics inspiring and uplifting when thinking about caring for our future world. If you like the track you can buy a copy at bandcamp. 50% of sales go to the Long Future Foundation.

Thanks to my girls Stella and Lucinda for being such good sports with the super-hero capes in the video footage I took of them.

 

Want to read the lyrics? Turn on cc:  There is a little box with the letters cc that you turn on at the bottom of the youtube window, or you will find it if you click on the 3 little vertical dots at the top right of the youtube window on your phone.

By request, here are the lyrics:

Love for our Future
Heidi Edmonds

Verse:
This is the sound of my heart beating
And a little heart beating, beating next to mine
And there’s a little billion heart beats beating, keeping time
When I hold my little loves in my arms I wonder how can I best show love for our future
Show love for our future

Clean air, green trees, little birds tweeting
It’s amazing this place we live
I want these wonderful things
in my girls’ futures

Chorus:
Buy less
Love More
Speak up
For the future of those that we adore

Its time for us
to be superheroes
and save
the world

repeat chorus

break
don’t need these big shiny things
just time for conversations and love
don’t need these big shiny things
just a healthy planet and food to eat

Verse 2:

This is my heart beating
These are my feet stomping
Won’t you come and join the dance to do all we can
to show love to the future, show love for our future

Tend your garden
Buy an education
For a little girl on the other side of the world
Put solar panels on your roof darling

we can keep our plant safe for the ones we love
for our little ones

Second Chorus:
Buy less
Love More
Speak up
For the future of those that we adore

Its time for us
to be superheroes
and save
the world

Outro:
we’re going to weather this together
we’re going to weather this together
keep the coal on the ground and the solar panels high on the roof
we’re going to weather this together
we’re going to weather this together
see the birds in the sky and these green trees and the waves crashing to the shore

Buy less
Love More
Speak up
For the future of those that we adore

for the future of those that we adore

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mp3 artwork by Stella and Lucinda Edmonds
Vocals, lyrics, music and production: Heidi Edmonds
Mastered by Mastered by Shuhandz at Sapphire Studios (shuhandz.com)

https://rosecarrousel.bandcamp.com/track/love-for-our-future

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Want to read more:
this song is inspired by:
www.drawdown.org/
www.longfuture.org/
climatesafety.net/climateemergencypetition/
www.deartomorrow.org/en/home/
read more at my cc blog: http://www.climatekiss.com

lots of love
Heidi (Rose Carrousel)
http://www.rosecarrousel.com

 

 

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Love for our Future

Happy New Year’s Eve 🙂 Here’s my new climate-change inspired dance track! You could call it’s genre “climate-science-electro-pop!!” 🙂Love for our Future

https://rosecarrousel.bandcamp.com/track/love-for-our-future

This song is one that I hope will help us feel connected and uplifted as we all work together to keep our planet and it’s climate safe for our little ones, and our young people. Half of the sales price, after bandcamp fees and charges, goes to the Long Future Foundation: www.longfuture.org. You can find them on facebook too at https://www.facebook.com/ourlongfuture/

Wishing you and your loved ones a happy healthy 2018, when I’m hoping that we’ll see amazing and fabulous things happen for the sustainability of our planet and it’s healthy climate for our kid’s future health and happiness!!

If you want to listen on soundcloud it’s there too: https://soundcloud.com/rosecarrousel/love-for-our-future-1

 

Want to connect on facebook? You can find me at https://www.facebook.com/rose.carrousel and https://www.facebook.com/climatekiss/

Little Stars EP out now

Hello friends. Motherhood rose_carrousel_little_stars_picmade me take a little pause between finishing and sharing my EP. I’m very pleased to say that it is now available on bandcamp. I hope you enjoy it. Thanks to all the wonderful people who made it possible. xoxo Heidi (RC) https://rosecarrousel.bandcamp.com/album/little-stars.

I have tonnes of people to thank, as you can see in my credits. But big thanks especially go to Ian Tully for his “Eigen Lights” remix of Wilderness, as well as Anthony Smyth and Fflur Collier from My Cerulean Heart for creating Street Lights with me. Massive thanks to my Lady Electronica crew Donna Hewitt, Carly Dickenson and Michelle Xen and our amazing mentors for helping me make these tracks! Thanks especially to Phil Graham and Julian Knowles for late nights spent polishing tracks. And special thanks also to Teh John, I don’t think I would have finished some of these tracks without you. Thanks also to my Lucinda for letting me use her art work. 🙂 I’ll organise a proper little release with a performance soon but for now its nice to have my tracks out there in the electronic ether. xx

Living in the Long Future

Here’s my latest track. A collaboration with the Long Future Foundation’s Guy Lane. It’s my first musical work about climate change. It was written and produced early this year for a special event. It has been an honour and an education to be able to work with some of Guy and David Hood’s knowledge about climate change and its threats and opportunities. I hope that you find it inspiring as well as confronting.

Please check out the excellent work the foundation is doing to educate business leaders as well as the public about climate change mitigation.

We live in a time where we all need to become engaged, educated and informed about what we can do to help save our planet for our children and future generations. Not to mention the critters, because we don’t want to live on a lonely planet!!

Big thanks to the Long Future Foundation’s Guy Lane and David Hood as well as my long time musical collaborator Anthony Smith.

Big Love, Heidi xx

A healthy recipe for new mummy chocaholics :)

Hi Everyone, It’s been a long time between posts! I am still planning to release my Rose Carrousel EP soon. And I am also planning on hitting “submit” on my PhD soon. But most of my days are filled with the blissful but constant time and care that looking after a 10 month old baby takes. My little Lucinda. I hope to bring you some inspiring ideas for looking after our planet, ourselves and our little ones, a small contribution to help so that our little babies have all the opportunities which we want them to have to have a beautiful planet to live on.

So here is a start. Something for the mums. My good friend Fflur has just had a little baby too and so I am posting this recipe for her. Hopefully I will get the time to make her some of these. They are healthy snacks for late night feedings of little ones new to the world. High in fibre and fruit they will still satisfy chocolate cravings like the ones I had a as a new mum (which I spent too much time eating gluten free, dairy free but still very fattening  cookies satisfying!). Making this recipe can also save you money so you don’t have to buy bliss balls or chocolate bars.

xx Heidi

Chocolate bliss balls – Heidi’s version

I’ve based my recipe on this one (http://www.quirkycooking.com.au/2010/02/raw-cacao-treat-balls/). But I have modified it for a food processor and using Mike my Osteo’s advice to use coconut oil:

Small batch ingredients (double quantities for larger batch):

100 g raw walnuts

110 g dates (chop them in halves to check for seeds)

20 g cacao (to taste – apparently cacao is less processed than cocoa)

30 g coconut (shredded)

a dash of pure maple syrup to taste (I used 1 tablespoon)

1 tablespoon coconut oil

Instructions:

  • Put all ingredients in a bowl and mix them together a little bit
  • Blend in food processor (I used a Kogan bullet which was very loud and my baby Lucinda didn’t like the sound – so I suggest making these when your baby is out for a walk with a trusted carer). Blend in small batches, about ¼ of the mixture at a time, therwise the nuts won’t all grind up properly
  • Roll the mixture into balls with clean hands and keep the balls in the fridge.

My Lucinda: Love love love

Lucy Pies

 

Rose Carrousel’s Wilderness Film Clip

Here is the video for Wilderness. Filmed over a weekend in October 2013. Directed by Alison Martin (Nerves Like Steel Productions). Featuring Jess, Fflur and I. Please see the credits for the thank yous for the audio and video. My Rose Carrousel debut EP is shortly to be released with this track. I’d love to know what you think of the film clip. I wanted it to capture something of the Australian landscape and also the whimsy of the song. I really think Alison has done an amazing job. xo Heidi