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A Kinder Shade of Green
Oct 03 2019

The Living Green Festival (ACT) Inc. was founded on eco-friendly vegan principles, with the evocative tagline A Kinder Shade of Green. I’ve been lucky enough to perform at several of the Festivals in past years; they have now evolved into a more regular “Living Green Vegan Market” and are still a highlight on the Canberra calendar!

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Trayles & I thought that the tagline would make an awesome song title, and we set about to write what we hope becomes the LGF anthem!!

The track went up on Triple J Unearthed only a week ago, and debuted in the top 20 for both hip hop and pop, as well as top 60 for the overall charts! You can play and download it for free by midnight on Sunday to help keep it in the charts for a second week.

And now at last the music video is ready to be released just ahead of the next markets this very weekend!! (See facebook.com/veganthused and youtube.com/veganthused)  Plus, I’ll even be performing there - remember to set the clocks forward an hour due to daylight saving and turn up early to see me at 11am with a special KIDZONE show!

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 Don't miss the awesome Living Green Vegan Markets if you're within cooee of the capital!

 

 

 

FULL CREDITS for the song and music video:

A Kinder Shade of Green

Music & Lyrics: Elizabeth Usher and Trayles

Vocals: MC Pony and Trayles

Recorded mixed & mastered: Tim G Carr

Produced: Tim G Carr & Elizabeth Usher

Video Editing: Oliver Martin

Photos courtesy of The Living Green Festival (ACT) Inc., Reeni Martinez, and Veganthused.

 

 
DDV music video and credits
Oct 19 2018

This is a very belated blog post. August and September were a bit of a write-off, with me taking some time to heal from whiplash after a car accident. But thanks to the CTP system all my treatment was covered by the other driver's insurance, and I'm very grateful that the injury is not going to affect me forever.  About three weeks ago I did manage to upload the video for Double Decade Vegan to both YouTube and Facebook, and now I’m finally putting up this post with all the credits.

 

 
Double Decade Vegan
Jun 30 2018

Double_Decade_Vegan_coverartlowresJune 2018 marks 20 years since I went vegan, and I couldn't let that kind of milestone go by without a song!! “Double Decade Vegan” is a fun celebration, with a distinctive throwback to the sounds of June 1998.

 
Flicks4Change Film Festival
Mar 05 2018

Offical_selection_laurel_Flicks4ChangeMC Pony's music video "Mother and Child" has been selected to screen at "Flicks4Change", a film festival with a social conscience to be held on Saturday 17th March as part of the prestigious Short+Sweet series. 

 
Vegan Festival Season is Here!
Sep 28 2017

Festival_collage_2017Catch MC Pony at four different vegan festivals around the country over the next several weeks as our local "Springtime vegan festival season" kicks off!

  • Alive Festival, Gosford, NSW, Saturday 30th September - on the main stage 11.15am til noon 
  • Living Green Festival, Canberra, ACT, Sunday 1st October - on stage noon til 12.30pm
  • Cruelty Free Festival, Sydney, NSW, Sunday 22nd October - on the main stage 12:20pm til 12:50pm
  • Adelaide Vegan Festival, Adelaide SA, Saturday 28th October AND Sunday 29th October - 5 performances across the two days on both the main stage (4:30pm Sat, 11am Sun) and the kids zone (11:30am & 5pm Sat, noon Sun)
 
Footprints Film Festival to show two Veganthused videos
Aug 23 2017

FootprintsFilmFestival2017If it were possible to measure 'levels of being thrilled', well let's just say that mine would currently be *off the charts*!  Two Veganthused! music videos will be screened - twice each, at midday and 1.50pm - at the Footprints Film Festival this Sunday, 27th August!  It's part of Annandale's footprints ecofestival in Sydney's inner west.

What an experience it will be to watch them on the big screen in a bicycle-powered cinema!

 

 

 
Mother and Child - Dairy's inherent Despair
Apr 13 2017

Mother and Child is the new single for MC Pony.

 
Born to Die - a brand new single
Mar 10 2017

I am so excited to announce that there is another MC Pony release on the way.

"Born to Die" is an evocative 'first-person' account of a broiler chicken's sad existence. Co-written with fellow Sydney-sider Robert Pearce, and featuring Tayberry as guest vocal artist, we hope this track will help spread a greater awareness to the reality of 'broiler farming'.

The single will be released officially late next week but you can already give it a spin on YouTube or Facebook.

 

 
The Icing on my Cake
Feb 14 2017


Icing_on_my_Cake_thumbnailI wrote a love song over half a decade ago called “The Icing on my Cake”. It’s a sweet little ditty (pardon the pun!!) that doesn’t fit for MC Pony and also isn’t ‘commercial’ enough to use for pitching to other artists. But I still wanted to share it somehow, and with today being Valentine’s Day it seemed appropriate timing to release this particular track into the world.

Enormous thanks to Kristin Lajeunesse of Will Travel for Vegan Food for supplying so many shots of various delicious vegan desserts she has encountered in her travels + editing this all together! Thanks also to an anonymous friend for lending me her amazing vocals. :)

 

 

 
I Am Someone exhibition opening night
Nov 05 2016

I_Am_Someone_Gary_Sheppard_wall_shotCongratulations to Gary Sheppard, whose stunning photographic exhibition of residents from the Where Pigs Fly sanctuary aims "to challenge and reconstruct society’s perception of farm animals as sentient and emotional beings inspiring greater respect and compassion towards them.”  

 

 
The MAKER kitchen opening inspires a blog post!
Oct 22 2016

MAKER_orange_cakeWell, Winter has come and gone and even half of Spring has passed me by without another blog update here, but the grand opening event for the MAKER Kitchen takeaway coffee and treat bar has brought me out of hibernation!  Here's a bit of a mix of recent Veganthused! and MC Pony happenings, along with certified drool-worthy pics from the food delights available at today's opening.

 

 

 


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