GODZONE by Max Gillies and Guy Rundle
Went to see this new one man show at the new MTC last night. This is the Melbourne Theatre Company in its new multi million premises across from the ABC. Right next to the spectacular multi million dollar RECITAL Hall.
GODZONE is a one man how. Max Gillies, as PM Kevin Rudd hosts a talkfest on the county and the future. A lot of it to do with GOD as Rudd is such a christian and so is his new opponent. With large screens we get to see him interact with the former opposition leader ( until just last week) Malcolm Turnbull, the British PM Gordon Brown, Country Party idiot Barnaby Joyce, Liberal would be leader Joe Hockey and a few others. In personae he appears as Rudd, Julia Gillard , Herald Sun right wing columnist Andrew Bolt , televisual drunken writer Christopher Hitchen and , hilariously new liberal leader Tony Abbott.
The latter is the only one to have the spark of madness in him . (In the characterization and perhaps in real life).
Elsewhere there is a great video element where we see another right wing commentator bring some madness to the house. Gerard Henderson. He deals with voluminous correspondence and is great! I was sitting behind "public intellectual" Robert Manne and he cracked up during the Henderson part.
Something about K Rudd. he is elusively boring . John Howard was violently boring.
- dave graney
- Let's get Tight - 2017 CD with Clare Moore. Moodists - Coral Snakes - mistLY. I don’t know what I am and don’t want to know any more than I already know. I aspire, in my music , to 40s B Movie (voice and presence) and wish I could play guitar like Charlie Christian or Grant Green -but not in this lifetime, I know.
2014 solo album from Dave Graney. *****"If I've learnt anything in my years of writing about music it's that if you are going to do anything of worth in this tough game, you better have your own thing. Today's generic is easily replaced by tomorrow's. And yet you need to be flexible, to follow wherever the songs demand. In the case of this, only the second credited as a solo album among 30 or so Graney releases, it's a curious yet welcoming lane he walks you down, with acoustic guitars, not much percussion, vibes, smooth sounds. At the end of it you feel like you've awoken from a strange yet pleasant summer's dream. As shot by Luis Bunuel. It ranges from off-kilter reveries (A Woman Skinnies Up a Man, The Old Docklands Wheel) through to the softly seductive (How Can You Get Out of London) and the downright arch (Look Into My Shades, Everything Is Great In The Beginning.) This is music that is neither folk, nor blues, nor country, but it's all Graney, somewhere out to the left field beyond Lee Hazlewood's raised eyebrow. It's astringent on the tongue but sweetens in the telling." Noel Mengel Brisbane Courier Mail
you've been in my mind
June 2012 super high energy pop rock album - blazing electric 12 strings - total 70s rock drive. Greatest yet! available via paypal - $20 pp
SUPERMODIFIED - August 2010 remixed/re-sung/re-strung//remastered/replayed comp via PAYPAL
Knock yourself (2009)-first ever dg solo set-filthy electro r&b-available via Paypal- $20
available as a digital album too
We Wuz Curious (2008)-blazing R&B jazz pop album available via paypal-$20
UNAVAILABLE-COMPLETELY SOLD OUT!!!
AVAILABLE AS A DIGITAL album
Hashish and Liquor (2005 double disc by Dave Graney and Clare Moore) available via Paypal $25
UNAVAILABLE-COMPLETELY SOLD OUT!!!
Single album HASHISH available as a digital release