I left Lake Garda following a lovely lunch from my friend Jeno. From there the 11 hours of transience began. Traffic was backed up many times along the way out of Italy and as I drove near Turin I caught the remains of a storm. Eventually rain turned to snow as I made my way through Mount Blanc.
Eventually I arrived round midnight in the sleepy french town of Cessy just on the Swiss border. My friend Keith who I have known for many years from the UK was now living there and offered to put me up. He also helped to get me the Geneva show.
Following a lazy day trip into the mountains I next had to contend with the Geneva traffic and parking. Fortunately I did manage to find a spot close to the venue and get myself loaded in. The show was with two other groups. One of which was a band who were 2/3rds Australian and 1/3rd English. It was great to hear a Josh Pyke cover in their set.
Bugscope (Currently Unreleased – Early live version here)
Decide (Currently Unreleased)
The ICA arcade was a space limited bustling kinda place. But I felt the audience respected the music and the feedback after was generally good. I played a couple of the new songs (finishing the show on one). Playing Designed to Stop from my debut album was a personal pleasure that night.
I could feel as the tour was nearing home that I was becoming almost desperate to be back. I’m not sure I would call it homesickness as such. Because I could happily tour for another month or 2. But when you know after many months of living in a van will end in a week. Well it makes the thought of comfort and familiarity a damn appealing one.
But first things first. Next I must drive in to the Swiss mountains for my show in the mountain town of Saanen.
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