For the record: Billy Mawhinney would like it to be pointed out
that he was not, repeat not, ’comatose on the carpet’ at the recent APL
bash (Diary, 7 March).
The photo of Nick Welch and Leon Jaume holding microphones and seemingly
looking at the floor (where we suggested Billy was parked) is
misleading, apparently. They were, in fact, looking at all the pairs of
girls’ panties flung on stage by way of appreciation of their rendition
of Hank Williams’ I’m so Lonesome I Could Cry.
Billy wasn’t even at the party. He says.