Today’s theme on RRR was ‘Somebody’s Something’.
Ed and Greg were both away, so I had to find a song to suit just the three of us…
This Tom Waits song ‘Ruby’s Arms’ got me when I was a young bloke – and it still has me. Such a great song, one of the best.
Nathan and Dave played beautifully.
Bass – Nathan Farrelly; Accordion – Dave Evans; Guitar and Vocal – Dan Warner
Today’s theme was ‘Heading North’.
The first single of my first band The Warner Brothers back in 1992 was a song written by our guitar player, James Stewart. In the song, ‘Stuck in Melbourne’, the protagonist breaks down on ‘a hill north of KalKallo’ – a byway that used to be the first petrol stop out of town.
In the song the guy swears that the historical figure depicted on the $5 note, Caroline Chisolm, is frowning at him.
Today, Kalkallo is a suburb of Melbourne…and the bleedin’ queen has replaced Caroline Chisolm on the 5 dollar note. Both changes for the worse…
Today’s theme was ‘Things Left Behind’.
When Jon emailed me the theme, the first phrase that popped into my head was ‘I left it all behind’.
Why Cold Chisel is not world-renowned and celebrated as one of the best bands in the genre is beyond me.
Yep – we did it in three-four. Seemed right for a Sunday arvo…
Lap steel – Ed Bates; Bass and backing vocal – Nathan Farrelly; Mandolin and backing vocal – Greg Field; Accordion and backing vocal – Dave Evans; Vocal & Guitar – Dan Warner