Warner Corner – Dear ….

Warner Corner – Dear ….

Today's theme was 'Dear ...' As in the beginning of a letter. When you have some of Melbourne's greatest country players in your band, surely you would eventually play some Hank. Think fool! 'Dear John' is one of Hank's break-up songs. A bitter little piece. The song is cheered up a little with scintillating playing by Ed Bates and Greg Field. Violin and yelling - Greg Field; Bass and yelling - Nathan Farrelly; Maton Steel Guitar and yelling - Ed Bates; Accordion and yelling - Dave Evans; Yelling & Guitar - Dan Warner…Read more
Warner Corner – Postal

Warner Corner – Postal

Today's theme was 'Postal'. In recent weeks, I'd been pushing JVG a little too far with my interpretations of his themes - so I needed one to be bang on. In a 'postal' theme - The Box Tops' 'The Letter' seemed a selection that might placate the ire of JVG. I'd always thought Alex Chiltern wrote this song - turns out he only sang it for The Box Tops. The Letter was written by a career songwriter, Wayne Carson, who also had a hand in 'Always On My Mind'. During our conversation on…Read more
Warner Corner – Ring

Warner Corner – Ring

Today's theme was 'Ring' - as in the kind you wear. The theme made me think of The Owl and The Pussycat - which JVG allowed me to read on the day. We ended up thinking a good name for JVG's celebrant business might be 'The Turkey Who Lives on the Hill'. Anyway, we played this odd song 'Himmler's Ring' - about a bloke who collects nazi memorabilia. The version of the song that I know is on Lowell George's solo album - Thanks I'll Eat It Here. Such a great record. Turns…Read more