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Local warming (Shackleton) – demo take 2

Following the “demo take 1“, recorded in February at Luca Guerrieri’s Double Vision Studios in Follonica (Tuscany), the song is now part of the JBCM live sets and is working well. Meanwhile, Jack and Mauro recorded today a demo take #2.

In the editing of the video a very sophisticated plugin was used. This takes a single video and simulates the lack of colour correction, and also add an effect of blatantly wrong compositing. Long live our demo takes!

For more information and booking: micalosapevo@pibinko.org or whatsapp +393317539228

Ho comprato un podere giù in campagnaI bought a farm, down in the country
Scelto bene da un bel sito interne-e-tWell chosen from a cool web site
Mi dicevo – lì sarà una gran cuccagnaI said: “This will be great fun”
Non pensavo che facesse così fredd(o)I didn’t think it would be so cold
Qui d’estate ci venivo da vent’anniHere I used to come since I was twenty
Spesso in barca a fare il giro delle sagreOften on my boat, visiting all the village fairs
Con filippo, ada nino pia e a volte GianniWith Filippo, Ada, Nio, Pia and -at times- Gianni
Non vedevo nel futuro vacche magreI did not foresee any bad times
Chorus 1
Sha-a-a-ckleton (coro: non ce l’aveva)Sha-a-a-ckleton (bv: did not have)
Sha-a-a-ckleton (coro: la stufa accesa)Sha-a-a-ckleton (bv: a flaming stove)
Sha-a-a-ckleton (coro: ma raccontava)Sha-a-a-ckleton (bv: but he used to tell)
Sha-a-a-ckleton (coro: le barzellette)Sha-a-a-ckleton (bv: a lot of jokes)
E’ arrivato il momento dei cantieriSo the moment of the construction came
cominciare una ristrutturazioneTo start a renovation
installare dei radiatori seriTo install some serious radiators
riscaldare un po’ la situazioneAnd warm up the situation
Quello che non avevo calcolatoWhat I had not considered
quando da berlino avevo compratoWhen I bought from Berlin
sto podere tanto bello da guardareThis farm, so nice to look at
è che l’ecobonus non può funzionareIs that the “eco-bonus” cannot work

Chorus 2
Sha-a-a-ckleton (coro: lui stava al fresco)Sha-a-a-ckleton (bv: he used to stay in chilly spots)
Sha-a-a-ckleton (coro: lì sopra al ghiaccio)Sha-a-a-ckleton (bv: there on the ice)
Sha-a-a-ckleton (coro: ma non faceva )Sha-a-a-ckleton (bv: but he did not make )
Sha-a-a-ckleton (coro: scelte a casaccio)Sha-a-a-ckleton (bv: random choices)
Lo sapete com’è andata a finireDo you know how the story went
Ve lo dico, vi vorrete divertireLet me tell you, you will be amused
L’ecobonus me lo sono già scordatoI already forgot about my “eco-bonus”
colpa di un professionista sfortunatoBlame it on an unlucky consultant
In campagna il podere l’ho vendutoIn the country, I sold my farm
era bello, ma mi aveva un po’ fottutoIt was nice, but it slightly screwed me up
Ora sto in un bilocale nel paeseNow I live in a two-room flat in the village
il tramonto è uguale e ho meno speseThe sunset is the same, and I have a lot less expenses
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“Riscaldamento Locale” by Jug Band Colline Metallifere is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
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Fuffi, the Climate Change expert cat – demo take 1

Some “demo take” preview of the new songs written during the cold months (or soon-to-be-warmer months, as Fuffi used to say). This one features a JBCM duo lineup with Mauro Tirannosauro and Jack O’Malley. For more information and booking: micalosapevo@pibinko.org or whatsapp +393317539228.

Ho in-vestito un gatto / con uno schiacciasassiI ran over a cat / with a steamroller
Sto cercando i pezzi / ci sto diventando mattoI’m looking for the bits / I’m getting crazy
ma dai che sto scherzando / volevo provocareOh, come on, I’m just kidding / I wanted to provoke you
avere l’attenzione / per farti ragionareto have your attention / to make you think


Non so da quanto tempo / ve lo volevo direI don’t know how long it is /since I wanted to tell you
vi vedo sempre strani / o sono io diversoI see you are always strange / or am I different
è tutto relativo / non c’è più una certezzaall is relative / there are no more certainties
intanto ecco una zampa / attaccata al parabrezzabut wait, here’s a leg /stuck on the windshield


Lui si chiamava fuffi / un felino un po’ scienziatoHis name was Fuffi / a sort of a scientist-cat
Studiava sempre il clima / e quel cambio conclamatoHe was always studying our climate / and that blatant change
della temperatura / che fa salire i mariin temperature / which makes the seas rise
e allaga le pianure / e le case popolariand floods the plains / and moderate income housing


Se il caldo sale di cinque gradi, staremo tutti a dormire sugli armadiIf the heat increases by five Celsius, we will all be sleeping on our closets
Se l’acqua sale di cinque metri, traslocheremo su quel colle -STOP- per esser meno tetriIf the water rises by fixe metres, we will move on the top of that hill – to feel less gloomy


L’avevano invitato a una conferenzaThey invited him to a conference
Assieme a grandi esperti di materie ambientaliTogether with the top experts in environmental topics
ma lui li non c’è andato non per indifferenzabut he did not go, not being indifferent
è che loro da vent’anni dicon sempre cose ugualiit’s that for twenty years they keep saying the same things


invece dava il tempo ai vecchi e ai bambinion the other hand, he was giving his time to the young and the old
spiegava come fare ai grandi ed ai picciniexplainining how to do things to grown-ups and kids
a come fare meglio con tutto questo ambientehow to do the right thing with all this environments
perché il pianeta è uno, ma la gente non lo sentebecause the planet is one, but people do not feel this




Insomma poro fuffi, alla fine l’ho schiacciatoSo, poor Fuffi, at the end I ran over him
Mi
non lo volevo fare, sai da tutti era stimatoI didn’t mean to do ti, you know, he was esteemed by everybody
ma con la sua memoria e i pezzi raccattatibut with the memory of him, and the bits I could collect
ci provo a andare a avanti, prima che tocchi a meI try to keep holding on, before my turn comes

Happy Birthday, Sophie (107 y.o.)

Sophie, the mother of our one-string bass player, Wolfgang Scheibe, turned 107 on February 6, 2022. A forever gal, communicating via email with his kid in Southern Tuscany. These two songs for her birthday are the best food for her soul, to keep her rockin’n’rolling!

Recorded with a phone on a barrel at Alvaro’s farm, after a nice day focused on rural development. For more information: micalosapevo@pibinko.org or whatsapp +393317539228

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 pibinko.org network since 2007 to promote the game and the territories where it is played, please see https://www.pibinko.org/palla-a-21-or-palla-eh/. For more information and booking: maurotrex@pibinko.org 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