December 2009


yeah ok, it’s a bit early but maybe you could make good use of the days before hand to get into the spirt. If I may, there are a couple of YouTube videos I’d like to suggest. They are good fun, but remember to switch on your brain before hand….

I hope you enjoy the videos, the language gets a bit extreme every now and then, but George Carlin is one of my favourites american stand-up comedians. I know you are probably busy getting into the Christmas season buy spend a heck of a lot of money on useless presents, but maybe you could do yourself or, even better, somebody else, a big present and buy something really useful: enjoy [UK/US] !

This December I am by myself. Francesca and the kids are in Verona (Italy) with the grand parents whereas I am here alone in Cambridge trying to improve the architecture of the Gaia reduction pipeline (can you feel the excitement ?) with Greg and Chris, our new recruits.

So what can I do to kill the Sunday night bore ? Well, in these cases, Google is your friend… so I started looking for some old friends that I’ve more or less lost contact with since I moved in the UK in 2005. One of these is Giorgio Tonazzo who, in the mist of times, initiated me to the art of bass guitar (or, rather, at least he tried to… but I am still “una gran pippa“). Right now I am way too tired to be start rambling about the good ole times, so I’ll rather point you out to a couple of very nice videos he posted on YouTube, enjoy !!