’One Billy Mawhinney, there’s only one Billy Mawhinney, one Billy
Mawhinn ...’ - OK, you get the drift. Here’s Nick Welch, Billy’s
soon-to-be ex-partner at A. P. Lintas, singing along with Billy’s future
co-creative, Ogilvy and Mather’s Leon Jaume, in a touching (if a little
surprising) display of camaraderie.
The duo linked up at a recent Lintas party for a musical tribute to
their favourite art director. The song they chose was a particularly
original version of the miserable country star, Hank Williams, song, I’m
so Lonesome I Could Cry. It was made all the more melodious, we are
told, by an especially generous flow of alcoholic beverage.
But what are they looking at? Sources claim it was Billy himself, by now
comatose on the carpet, but that can’t be right. Can it?