How many species and how many specimens were singing around 6 AM in this quaint location in central Italy (latitude 43° N)?
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During our Easter rehearsals, while SImone and his slide guitar were tossing and turning over a huge family lunch in Montecastelli Pisano, we had the visit of a delegation from Maryland and Pennsylvania (“friends of a friend” from Torniella), in addition to some your folks from Tatti.
In the American team, it turned out that Blaise is an ex drummer (now into congas). Replacing the drum brushes with two actual painting brushes from Wolfgang’s toolkit as drum sticks, we had the first video version of Livin’ Milano. This requires some adjustments, but is good enough for a casual Easter afternoon at home, and is cool for the audience feedback, 41 days from the departure for the Politecnico di Milano + Germania mission.
The song was written by Jack O’Malley around 1991. At the time he was studying air pollution monitoring in Politecnico, and one of the considerations he heard was that, by using the then new car retrofit technologies there was the possibility of having the same level of air pollution with a larger number of cars circulating. The lyrics were recently edited to reflect new thigs happening.
with Paolo Mari and Filippo “Rootsman” Fratangeli”A Reggae History”
Oliver Gangemi, a philosopher, a wine maker and a blues guitarist, explains how to handle buds (gemme in Italian) in the vineyard.
On lyrics written on the fly by Dario Canal. Spazio 72 / Circolo ARCI Khorakhané, Grosseto, just before the “Reggae History” concert by Paolo Mari and Filippo Fratangeli.
On a twelve-string guitar kindly provide by Oliver Gangemi from Tatti. For more information on Peter Crivelli see this page.
In un mysterious location in Southern Tuscany (code name “Jurassic Park”). In preparation for the Germany + Politecnico di Milano tour.
The video was shot by Dario Canal on July 17, 2018 before the Amish from Jack White concert at the Ampeleia Wine Bar in Roccatederighi, Southern Tuscany. Some guests (i.e. Wolfgang Scheibe and Jack O’Malley from the Metalliferous Hills Jug Band, which was about to be launched) eventually joined the show as the rythm section.