Category Archives: JBCM Videos

FOSS4G 2022 Icebreaker – video highlights

In addition to some photos (see link) and to the complete video for the super-rocking last ten minutes with I’m so Glad featuring a mysterious dancer (see link), here are some video highlights of the August 24 concerPT at the FOSS4G international conference in Florence. Kudos to Pietro Barbieri for the extensive coverage.

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Some video from the July 17,2022, Street Jam in Massa Marittima, Southern Tuscany

(not recorded: Cry…Jon Batiste)
0:00 supermarket
9.52 These boots are made for walking
23.15 three little birds
38.45 Hey Joe
47.50 Con il nastro rosa
54.10 Time
1:00:28 Sweet Home Alabama
1:06:10 Sympathy for the Devil
1:14:30 How many more times
1:25 Hit the road Jack
1:34 Summertime
1:43:45 The Thrill is gone
1:55 Have you ever seen the rain
1:59:30 Monna Lisa

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Mauro Tirannosauro interviewing Vincent Hazeloff about Science Shops (Groningen, July 1, 2022)

In this video Mauro Tirannosauro interviews Vincent Hazelhoff from the University of Groningen, The Netherlands, at the end of the ninth “Living Knowledge” conference (which included a concerPT by Jack O’Malley on June 30). The interview focuses on the possibility of setting up a science shop for dinosaurs. Thanks again to Vincent for his availability. A full report on the conference will be coming soon.

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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!

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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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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: 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
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