The Crowdfunding for Tom Newton’s First Album is on

The crowdfunding for Tom Newton’s first album started today.

To be part of this venture, please read the page with the available options on the “Produzioni dal Basso” website (in the page you will find explanations in English and Italian)

To check out why we like to promote this story, please see references to Tom Newton on the website since 2017:

Go Tom, go!

Participatory Lithology selected as one of the finalists for the 2020 Falling Walls Engage contest

The Participatory Lithology project was selected for evaluation in the final phase of the “Falling Walls Engage” contest. This is an initiative launched in 2009 in Berlin, Germany, to celebrate scientific progress and innovation as elements for “breaking walls” and to increase public engagement in scientific activities.

This is the video presenting our work in the Falling Walls context:

For more information

Songs with translations

In the branobag blog series, started in 2012 and proposed in various seasons, I have been translating the lyrics for several songs. I kind of lost track of this work, but I recovered it by browsing the articles and tagging them accordingly.

In addition to the songs listed below, the most recent series of translations is related to the “lithobags” published between March and May 2020, during the pilot phase of the Participatory Lithology project. These songs are in the Jug Band Colline Metallifere blog (see this link).

Note: The titles of the “boscoriserva/avresiocsob”, dedicated 2014 to the Woodstock Festival, are intentionally “mis-translated”.

For comments, questions, or requests for new translations, please write to