Warner Corner – Doll

A difficult theme this week: doll. Of course the first song that came to mind was Cliffy’s ‘Living Doll’. Not this week. I’d also played the Grateful Dead’s ‘China Doll’ on Warner Corner before, so that was out too. I finally settled on Elvis Costello’s ‘All Time Doll’ from his recent acoustic album, ‘Secret, Profane and Sugarcane’.

No Dr Bellows in da house this week, so the on-air team was a little diminished. Ed Bates – lap steel; Nathan Farrelly – bass and BVs; moi aussi on vocals and Maton Em-325. It takes me a while to grab the melody, but we’re up and away by verse 2.

Also, this Sunday was the occasion of the Mick Cameron memorial gig at The Lomond. Mick was very much a local identity and wrote a swagful of songs for several ratbag outfits, including Sandilands and Headbelly Buzzard. On this Sunday, Ed Bates, Nathan Farrelly and I were joined by two of Mick Cameron’s close compatriots: Aubrey Maher on guitar and Tony Hargreaves on piano accordion. The song is ‘I Hear The Wind’ from the Sandilands album, ‘Cookin’ Crabs’.

I Hear The Wind