The Geotour from Tatti (Souther Tuscany) to Roccatederighi (Souther Tuscany) via Politecnico di Milano: how did it go?

Very well.

Please just scan the News section of our site between November 2021 and January 2022 to get a feel for it.

In November 2021 we also initially created a specific tag for this tour, but we realize now that following it, you would not fully appreciate the story. In any case, if you really need for specific purposes to “isolate” the Dec. 2021 Geotour material from the rest, please click here:

If you have one hour of time, we strongly encourage you to read (in English) or listen to (in Italian) this performance+interview, which was the highlight of the tour:

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The “Rosetta Stone”-style transcript of the Live Motel show (Dec. 17, 2021)

Before an annual report of our 2021 activities, we are pleased to offer you a “rosetta stone”-style transcript of the show which was streamed on Deejay Fox Radio on Dec. 17, 2021. You will find the text in Italian and English, as well as links to specific points of the show. This document is available also on (DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.36600.98563).

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Jingle Balls (Christmas song by Mauro Tirannosauro on Palla 21/palla eh!)

During the holidays with Jack O’Malley, Giancarlo da Miele, Rocco Colangelo, Nina, and other friends, Mauro Tirannosauro got to know a bit more about the ancient game of palla a 21 aka palla eh! This is the Southern Tuscan version of the “jeux de paume” which existed before tennis, and are still spread in various parts of Europe and of the Americas. To see more about the game, and what we did with the network since 2007 to promote the game and the territories where it is played, please see For more information and booking: or whatsapp +393317539228

Jingle balls, jingle balls, jingle them and play | Fate tintinnare quelle palline e giocate
Oh what fun it is to bounce a palla down in May – hey |Ma che bello è far rimbalzare una pallina a maggio

Jingle balls, jingle balls, jingle them and play
If you come to Farma Valley you can practice palla eh | se venite in Val di Farma potete allenarvi a palla eg!

Call it twenty-one, call it what you wish | Chiamatela 21, chiamatela come vi pare
call it hockey sock, but get on that pici dish | chiamatela hockey sock, ma datevi da fare con quel piatto di pici

come here when you can, come here if you might | venite qua quando vi pare, veniteci se potreste
just remind to bring respect, and you will share delight | basta che vi ricordiate di portare il rispetto, e condividerete una delizia

Jingle balls, jingle balls, jingle with our Jug [Band] | fate tintinnare le palline, fatele tintinnare con la nostra Jug [Band]
When we play our music you might even get a hug | e quando suoniamo la nostra musica potreste anche rimediare un abbraccio

So’ Chianti – Jack o’Malley (Jug Band Colline Metallifere) feat. Federico Nunzi

During the decompression momento on Dec. 17, 2021 at Hotel Lombardi in Florence. After over seven years we met again with Federico (see. Hardisco in the network). For more information and booking: or whatsapp +393317539228.

Video credits: Francesca Ugolini

Somebody told me yesterday that when you buy a farm and no hay
you feel as if you’re going somewhere you act as if the cows weren’t there

still I cannot convince myself that I could move to somewhere else
in this podere that I call my home I always have bacon and scones

So’ chianti – So’ chianti – So’ chianti
ain’t Shanty ain’t Shanty ain’t shanty

Last weeek I started my pruning – my clippers I forgot to bring
so I’m doing it now with my bare hands – I like it more than playing in bands

Mick Jagger went to Bolgheri – while I’m here on a drinking spree
While keeping warm with a big fleece, remembering when I was police

in chianti – we’re ranting – we’re ranting
in chiant – not frantic – not frantic

So chianti so so … so so so so ssos sos

Qualcuno mi ha detto ieri che quando compri una fattoria senzia fieno
ti pare di andare da qualche parte, ti comporti come se le mucche non esistessero

eppure non riesco a convicermi che avrei potuto trasferirmi da un’altra parte
in questo podere che chiamo casa sto sempre a mangiare la pancetta con gli scones [un dolce salato inglese NdT]

la settimana scorsa ho inziato a potare, ma mi sono scordato le forbici
per cui ora lo faccio a mani nude – mi piace di più di quando suonavo nei gruppi

Mick Jagger andò a Bolgheri – mentre io sono qua a sfondarmi dal bere
Mentre mi scaldo con un grosso scialle – e penso a quando ero nella polizia

Nel chianti – ci lamentiamo
Nel chianti – non siamo frenetici

From the Metalliferous Hills to Milano, and back. Ep. 17 (or 18?): Marginal Hills

At times it seems that your days are passing in couples. Cazuza, the Brazilian Bon Jovi, sung this in the early Nineties (please check out in this Barão Vermelho Jan. 21, 2019, branobag).

In other moments, some separate days will correspond. This is happening today. So, while Mauro Tirannosauro is reading yesterday’s Bild after buying it in Scansano (like all T-rexes on the loose today, Mauro is fluent in various languages and idioms), I would like to re-propose you, almost “as is” something I wrote on May 17, 2020. This was two weeks after the end in Italy of the first lockdown, and at the end of the first round of the Participatory Lithology project…So, let us take a step back in time:

Today we will be proposing a different exercise. With a good night’s sleep after the Participatory Lithology Làiv Show, we will give you a tune that will help Jack O’Malley and Mauro Tirannosauro rest a little after their recent efforts.

For the first time since March 15…no rock, no stones, no minerals. So you go out at 6.25AM for a stroll around Tatti (Southern Tuscany, with 209 reported residents). You have some music on you headset, while sparrows are spinning around on their first flights of the day, as the sun in rising. Between The Raconteurs, Alanis Morrisette, partially collapsing stone walls, and anthills in the middle of secondary asphalt roads, you get to Weezer. “Beverly Hills”, was one of their big hits, and while you walk along via Bernardini you think of some lyrics that could fit on that song and explain yet another piece of the puzzle. So from “Beverly Hills”, we get to “Marginal Hills”.

Under the video you will find the original lyrics, the adapted lyrics, and the Italian translation. All made in 45 minutes. End of my working day today (more or less).

Flashing forward back to December 2021, the one difference with last years situation what the the end of the working day will be around 1PM, due to our upcoming event (see the flyer on the right, and the presentation in this blog post).

In the meantime, see you in Tatti with those who can be there (and please be sure to register for the indoor part of the event at or whatsapp +393317539228).

…and if you like this show, do leave something in the Jug Band Colline Metallifere digital hat (click here), or help us translate into English more of these articles, since in this very alive phase of our project we are a bit lagging on this part (please see the call for translators we published a few days ago).

Where I come from isn’t all that greatWhere I came from is so greatDa dove vengo è veramente bello
My automobile is a piece of crapBut I realized not too lateMa mi sono reso conto non troppo tardi
My fashion sense is a little whackI felt I did not really fitChe non mi ci sentivo a mio agio
And my friends are just as screwy as meWhile my friends thought I lost my witMentre i miei amici pensavano che avessi perso la testa

I didn’t go to boarding schoolsI followed all the proper schoolsHo fatto tutte le scuole buone
Preppy girls never looked at mePreppy girls never looked at meLe ragazzine non mi guardavano mai
Why should they? I ain’t nobodyWhy should they? Who needs and engineerPerché avrebbero dovuto? Chi ha bisogno di un ingegnere
Got nothing in my pocketWho doesn’t look like Richard GereChe non assomiglia a Richard “Ghere”

Beverly HillsMarginal HillsNelle colline marginali
That’s where I want to be!That’s where I want to be!E’ lì che voglio stare!
Gimme gimme gimme gimmeGimme gimme gimme gimmeDammele, dammele…
Living in Beverly HillsLiving in Marginal HillsVivendo nelle colline marginali
Beverly HillsMarginal Hills
Rolling like a celebrity!Feeling Jesus on Day 3Sentendosi come Gesù al terzo giorno
Gimme gimme gimme gimmeGimme gimme gimme gimme
Living in Beverly HillsLiving in Marginal Hills

Look at all those movie starsLook at all those lined-up carsGuarda tutte quelle macchine in coda
They’re all so beautiful and cleanPeople there don’t feel sereneLa gente là non è serena
When the housemaids scrub the floorsOn the margins you get scarsAi margini ti fai qualche cicatrice
They get the spaces in betweenBut man you ought to live this sceneMa, ragazzi, dovreste viverci per davvero, in questa situazione

I wanna live a life like thatDon’t wanna live a life like thatNon voglio una vita come quella
I wanna be just like a kingDon’t really need to be a kingIn effetti non mi serve essere re
Take my picture by the poolAnd at some point I’ll lay my hatE a un certo punto poserò il mio cappello
‘Cause I’m the next big thing!In some fine valley with a springIn una bella valle con una sorgente

Beverly Hills

That’s where I want to be!

Gimme gimme gimme gimme

Living in Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills

Rolling like a celebrity!

Gimme gimme gimme gimme

Living in Beverly Hills

The truth is I don’t stand a chanceThe truth is you have little chance
It’s something that you’re born intoIt’s something that you’re born into
And I just don’t belongAnd you might not belong

No, I don’tWhile I do
I’m just a no-class, beat-down foolI’m just no-hope beat-down fool
And I will always be that wayAnd I will always be that way

I might as well enjoy my lifeSo I will enjoy my life
And watch the stars playAnd watch your cars go away

Beverly Hills

That’s where I want to be!

Gimme gimme gimme gimme

Living in Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills

Rolling like a celebrity!

Gimme gimme gimme gimme

Living in Beverly Hills

The Jug Band Geotour starts tomorrow in Tatti (Il Tirreno Grosseto Edition, Dec. 3, 2021)

Il testo dell’articolo non si legge bene…ma riprende il comunicato invito che trovate in questa pagina. In effetti, se siete in provincia di Grosseto vi invitiamo a prendere del numero di oggi una copia personale. Noi l’attaccheremo in una cornice nel museo della Val di Sarà… (per informazioni e booking: o whatsapp 3317539228)

Vedete anche l’episodio di oggi del pibcast sulla preparazione della tournée, dedicata al “caffè corrierato“.

Invitation: Dec. 4, 2021. Tatti (Southern Tuscany), Culture, Environment, Open Innovation, and Music – Opportunities for our Territories from the diffusion of “rural” Jug Bands

[if you are interested in helping with the translation of this page, please write to]

Sabato 4 dicembre dalle 11 alle 12, presso le ex scuole di Tatti, frazione di Massa Marittima (GR), si terrà il primo degli eventi “concettistici” della “geotournée” della Jug Band Colline Metallifere da Tatti a Roccatederighi (7 km) passando per il Politecnico di Milano. Come “calcio d’inizio”, riteniamo opportuno un breve prologo per spiegare quello che andremo a fare nei successivi otto giorni, e raccordarlo ai progetti che dal 2007 si portano avanti a livello internazionale, con una base nelle colline metallifere grossetane, per la tutela e promozione di risorse minori o poco note nel campo della cultura, dell’ambiente e dell’innovazione libera (sempre con una colonna sonora).


  • Marco Verniani, presidente del Consiglio di Frazione di Tatti
  • Dario Canal, studente e formatore in campo musicale
  • Fabrizio Malvicini, organizzatore di eventi culturali nell’area milanese
  • Andrea Giacomelli – ingegnere ambientale e dottore di ricerca, ideatore del progetto “Dalle colline metallifere a Milano e ritorno”
  • Wolfgang Scheibe, agristampatore

La sala delle ex scuole ha una capienza limitata. Oltre al rispetto dei protocolli anti-COVID vigenti si richiede prenotazione tramite email all’indirizzo oppure whatsapp 3317539228.

Dalle 12.15 alle 12.45, compatibilmente con le condizioni meteo, sarà inoltre allestito un “info point” della Jug Band Colline Metallifere nello spazio antistante all’ingresso delle ex scuole.

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