Monday, 4 April 2011

This is like, my job now.

" ...in the depths of winter, I discovered in myself, an invincible summer." - Albert Camus



Song - "Rolling in the Deep" by Adele


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If I put as much energy into cleaning my house as I do thinking up blog posts, I'd have a semi-clean house. I don't get *paid* for this idiocy ... it's like, my free public service to the world. That's completely cool.

If I was to get paid, I would donate all proceeds from my Edenland Interpretive Dance to help this beautiful baby girl. Her name is Getty, you can read more about her on her very own blog Getty Owl.

The most beautiful Getty image EVER

 She was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) at the age of four months old, and just turned one. Some heartbreaking words that made me just crumble at my computer  ..."Getty turning one was a huge milestone for an SMA baby."

I am going to buy these songs when they are available on iTunes on Tuesday 5th April. With my fingers poised on the PURCHASE NOW button. Without even listening to any snippets. I would love it if you did too.



Thank you to my friend Alex for the heads up about this. Alex told me: "The goal is to get as many people to post/tweet on April 5th, the day it goes on iTunes, so that everyone heads over and brings enough traffic to get it on the iTunes front page (and, hence, more attention for SMA research) ... I've been streaming it off the lullabiesforgetty.com site and keep thinking about how people say, "I don't care of it's a boy or girl, just as long as it's healthy." I hope this CD helps to bring a lot more healthy children into the world."

50 comments:

  1. Eden, you are GOLD. I'm so glad we didn't ask for an interpretive dance but we got one anyway. xx

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  2. Never ever stop blogging my beautiful crazy Edenland.xxx

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  3. Hands down, exact thing I needed to see this morning while I'm all anxious about packing and getting ready for our trip to SPain. A whole day out there indeed, you crazy awesome bitch.

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  4. I love you, I just LOVE you and your dancing and your crazy. And if it's OK by you, I'm a never gonna stop. Okay? As you were (dancing I hope).

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  5. The broken people are the best kinds of people. *Fist bump* Word.

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  6. You had me until "born again Christian" and you got me back with your dance.

    xxxxx

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  7. What's funny is that I dance EXACTLY like this when I choose to be ridiculous. Cheers to you Edenland, for being all the way across the world, but being a kindred spirit. :D
    Bethany
    www.passionatethrifter.blogspot.com

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  8. I wonder why so many bloggers and other people I've met online are "broken"?

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  9. For some reason listening to you and watching you dance made me all happy teary. You're beautiful. Sorry to contribute to the freak out, but I am so filled with love for you right now I wouldn't miss a second.

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  10. The world needs more people like you Eden! Will also be poised over the purchase button tomorrow...

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  11. Oh I love it! You are so beautiful, never change. I love you! I wish I could be as ridiculous as you. And hey don't forget the little people you know the ones that knew you first before you became famous. x

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  12. I LOVE you and your song choices (love that song) and your Buddha head and your TREES (oh the trees!) and your comfy looking pants and your neck cords.

    The real deal, Eden. Such a deep breath in of True. Thank you! xx

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  13. I love what you do! Keep it up. :-)

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  14. You, Ms Eden, are simply divine.
    That is all xx

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  15. Don't ever change, ever.

    I'd rather be this broken person, than one of perfection.

    -x-

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  16. Oh, love, love, LOVE this!

    Honey, Sydney Dance Company has NOTHIN' on Edenland...

    Rock on... xxx

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  17. Hold onto your crazy. And Bono. Loved it! xxxx

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  18. Well Eden I must be in the Canadian version of Eden land too because it's crazified here!!!
    Loving the dance sister, there's always time to DANCE!!
    I'll be twitting tomorrow!
    Your newest stalker over here, Julie xoxo

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  19. You know what I realize watching this? You and I are sisters man. Our little girl selves, our shadow selves, our married stepmum selves...

    What fun we'd have dancing. With you I could let go -- and I have not danced in years. Maybe today I'll just turn on the music downstairs while Z naps and dance.

    Love,

    Pam

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  20. Bravo Bravo!!!
    Love the dance,you go Mama!!

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  21. When I refer to "moxie", I'll be incripting your blog addy!!

    GF, you are FUURRR RREEEAAAALLLL !!!!!
    God love you!
    ~d

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  22. This was an amazing post and an even more amazing video. After watching so many videos and wishing I could get those 2-3 minutes of my life back, this was an inspiring addition to my life. And as suggested: I am going to turn my computer off, right now, and go enjoy my day. Thank you for this.

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  23. You are so many things that make this world wonderful.

    Why can't the world care like this?

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  24. Had to watch this again....the joy of you celebrating you, celebrating blogging, and what it's brought to you, has me bawling. Hard. Over here in the States.

    Yes, blogging saved my mental life, and made me laugh and smile and belong when my own family couldn't even make me smile.

    The dance here. Celebrating blessings.

    Wonderful.

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  25. You do ridiculous beautifully. You had me grinning with tears. :)

    Also, I *love* the benefit album for little Getty. I bought a benefit i-Tunes album last year created by some blogging parents of a child with a different disease and local musicians. Even though the album is for kids, I listen to a lot of the songs for my own pleasure!

    Everyone wins with these types of fundraisers; awareness is spread about these diseases, families are helped, we get good tunes to listen to and the musicians get some great exposure and extra karma-cosmic points. Thanks for posting it at Edenland.

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  26. Thank you for bringing laughter to my emotionally difficult day. You remind me so much of the person who I once was and I strive to become again. I now know that although I still have a lot of pieces to put back together, its not necessarily a bad thing if they don't all go back into place exactly. Thank you.

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  27. Wonderful. Will definitely hit iTunes.

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  28. Eden, keep doing what you're doing because you are awesome.

    Also, from the quote hoarder, "“Life breaks us all, and afterward many are strong at the broken places.”
    (Hemingway)

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  29. This made me smile, then laugh, then dance along. And the whole time, my 5 month old daughter was watching you on the screen and cooing back.

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  30. Thankyou :) This was so awesome to watch!

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  31. very cool eden, dancing is the best....

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    I hope you guys will love it.
    and please follow.

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  33. I hope you enjoy the Lullabies album as much as I enjoyed your dance!

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  34. Great blog! I truly love how it’s easy on my eyes and the details are well written. I am wondering how I could be notified whenever a new post has been made.Have a nice day!

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  35. That was awesome! I'm actually going to get in a shower before the Precious gets up! Here's to all you crazy chics dancing!

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  36. Thank you so much for your video. Inspiring!! You are great!

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  37. I love the video! Thanks for blogging!
    Stay Blessed!
    DonDon
    www.tootledoodles.blogspot.com

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  38. Eden, I fell in love with you after reading "how to blog" but that dance just completely sealed it for me. You are the best!

    Kirstyxx

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  39. Love this. Love your blog. Love Adele.

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  40. I've just discovered you, and FUCK! I'm in love. Thank you, I suspect you've just changed my life.

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  41. Oh. I am so glad I'm not married to myself either. K. Rice put me onto this after I just told her how into Adele I am. xx Bern Morley on twitter

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  42. I'm kind of new to your blog. I'm a little bit in love already. That doesn't bode well. I have the potential to turn into a crazy stalker.

    Am soooo not going to the next Bloggers Conference and dancing anywhere near you. I'll look like a wanker.

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  43. One of my best friends has SMA. She is the host of No Limits - the tv show I present on. She is so beautiful. Here - http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_j2dfReXKOM0/TQyCfNL42AI/AAAAAAAACEg/vUbsqVaTvDU/s1600/IMG_5675.JPG

    She does a lot of fundraising for SMA too.

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  44. CRAP! I didn't realise I was being ridiculous when I dance around my living room like that, and sing out loud in my car forgetting the windows are down. I just thought it was a regular thing to teach your kids ;-)
    Truly fabulous. You are my inspiration :)
    Another Aussie - too far away in a very boring land - to be able to give ya a hug. But the thought is there.
    xxx

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