Monthly Archives: August 2023

A few Shots from the July 28 event @ Ampeleia

On July 28 we were at the grand opening of the tasting location at Ampeleia, an excellent biodynamic winery close to Roccatederighi, in the Metalliferous Hills in Southern Tuscany (actually, ten minutes from our home base). We recently received a few shots, which we like to share. The photo credits go to Benny Leonberger (IG: @champagnjamin).

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Aug. 20, 2023: Double “mapperitivo” in the Farma Valley, Southern Tuscany

In the intertwining of music and territorial issues proposed by the Jug Band Colline Metallifere, there is a component which in Milano, Brussels, or at the MIT in Boston would be called “co-design”, leading to systematically connecting the situations we relate to in different ways, starting from characters around us.

Two of the seven speciments of short-haired Vizslas known to live in Italy.

In the melting pot represented by the Brezel Tour with the palla a 21/palla eh! Summer tournaments, with the new moon phase allowing to take night sky quality measurements, with the appreciation of the very low number of short-haired Vizslas currently living in Italy, and the spicy olive oil made by Aunt Eda, we have defined a “double mapperitivo” for Sunday, Aug. 20, in the Farma Valley, Southern Tuscany.

  • From 11:30Am to 1PM we will be at Bar Vineria La Combriccola in Torniella.
  • From 4.30PM to the end of the tournaments we will be in Piloni, right next to the Palla a 21 games.

Jack O’Malley and some friends of the Jug Band Colline Metallifere will be present. Depending on the musical potential of the participants, there might be some notes in the air. Last but not least, we will have some bottles of Tre Cani Rossi 2022, a very good Sangiovese+Canaiolo blend produced by I Cipressi in Capannoli, a lesser known wine from a part of Tuscany which is currently emerging as a location for wine production (the Upper Valdera, close to Pisa).

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A snapshot from the August 11 mapperitivo in Torniella, Tuscany

Aug. 19, 2023 Jug Band Colline Metallifere in (bio)dynamic duo version @ Aspettando Circolare, Magliano in Toscana (Tuscany)

The Brezel Tour continues on Saturday, August 19, bringing some of our “music and territory” combo in Magliano in Toscana, Southern Tuscany. At 6.30PM we will be with one of our duo line-ups, featuring Wolfgang Scheibe (one-string bass and agriculture) and Jack O’Malley (guitar, vocals, and environmental engineering) to provide a geomusical opening to the presentation of the CIRCOLARE community regeneration project. CIRCOLARE is an acronym for CIcloturismo per Rigenerare la COmunità Locale & Agricoltura REsponsabile.

This is a project structured into advanced systems for sustainable mobility out of the high tourist season. These systems are intertwined into community regeneration activities involving both local residents and tourists. The initial area of interest of the project covers the territories of Scansano, Magliano, Manciano, and Roccalbegna. The event is part of the Vinellando 2023 program.

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Aug. 15, 2023 – Jug Band Colline Metallifere @ La Dispensa, Pomarance (Pisa), with the (Bio)dynamic Duo Lineup, feat. Special Guest from Germany

A new event in the 2023 Brezel Tour, featuring a special line-up. In Pomarance you will find Wolfgang Scheibe and Jack O’Malley from the Jug Band Colline Metallifere, in what we call the “(bio)dynamic duo” formation, with a special guest: Crissi Mosselmann from Dizzy Bee, who just returned from their USA tour. We recently had the possibility of jamming with him during the German section of the Brezel tour (e.g. “I’m walkin'” at Krone on July 6, or this power funk tune from Dizzy Bee to get acquainted with Crissi’s energy). See you soon!