Today’s theme was ‘Telepathy’ – another tough task, courtesy of JVG.
I’d racked the old grey matter (ironically), trying to think of a suitable song for the segment. As I’d been on a bit of a Van kick – I decided ‘Vanlose Stairway’ might be a good choice, as the singer of the song seems to be reaching for some sort of astral connection with his lover.
There was no way that Vanlose Stairway would work without the urgent answering BV, so we’d arranged for Georgie and Roz to come in and sing with us on the day. Late the night before, however, it turned out that both Roz and Georgie would be unable to make it (and Dave and Ed also had other commitments).
So, at the last minute, we had to come up with a suitable ‘telepathic’ song.
On the morning of the show I sent Astral Weeks, Across The Universe and this Band of Horses song to Greg and Nathan. We were unanimous in selecting ‘Infinite Arms’. Nathan decided to play electric guitar, rather than bass.
This performance of Infinite Arms, then, was completely last minute. The way Greg’s and Nathan’s lines run together in the breaks is absolutely superb.
One of my favourite Warner Corners in the 20 years that the segment has been running.
Electric guitar – Nathan Farrelly; Violin – Greg Field; Vocal & Guitar – Dan Warner