For Day 3 of the SydArthur Festival, we’re delighted to bring you a song that’s been on our turntable since 1982. ’My Plan’ by Russ Giguere is an astonishingly emotional near-religious account of a psychedelic experience. Taken from his ambitious and only solo LP, HEXAGRAM 16, no one could have expected this deluge from an ex-member of the delightfully breezy Association. But while only HEXAGRAM 16’s ‘Pegasus’ reached similar lofty realms as this song, it’s the Van Dyke Parks-ian/David Ackles-ian lyrics by Nilsson and Mike Nesmith collaborator Bill Martin that so successfully keeps this song anchored to its own time.
NB. For those of you currently enjoying cloudless skies and with a 2018 SydArthur poster chart to hand, make sure you search out the Moon in this early stage of the festival. The lunar crescent currently burnishing the night sky is a cracker!