Sid Smith – Gezmataz report Part 4 – The Journey Home

Goodbye Genoa

The view from the office this morning…

In the breakfast bar with Lorenzo Feliciatti. We shared a couple of breakfast natters in New York when I was out there last year with Lorenzo’s other band, Naked Truth, and it’s always entertaining and informative talking to him in these early morning settings. Topics up for discussion this morning included our mutual admiration for the movie Il Divo, the British Royal family, Berlusconi and Italian germs. We also found time to discuss music as well. We said our goodbyes and hope to be able to meet up again later in the year when Lorenzo is in the UK for a forthcoming project with Colin Edwin.

While in the lobby of the hotel the muzak system played  Sailor’s Tale – the live version from Earthbound no less. Other proggy-orientated music in the breakfast bar included non-single stuff from Peter Gabriel. Weird but welcome.

Cabbing to the airport, Lee and I enjoyed a good natter about the state of things in music and life, which carried on for the flight from Genoa to Stansted…

Saying our farewells Lee headed off to the train into Central London while I caught up with some sobering family developments which I knew were taking place while I was away. My legs were by now like balloons from the mosquito bites which had upgraded from irritated to infected.

The view from office en route to Peterborough…

My connection to Newcastle comes in exactly on time…

The view from the office…

Working on my notes from Genoa with a complimentary and restorative snifter…

Picture postcard Durham…

Crossing the Tyne…

By now walking of any kind was incredibly painful. Thankfully Lesley and Debbie met me at Central Station, put me over their shoulder and bundled me into the waiting car to whisk me back to the Bay.

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