I’ve noted how much people enjoy the misfortunes of others and also occult knowledge so I thought I’d add a bit of stuff to the slew.
Theres this act I heard about once. they are from melbourne and have never been young and work in the pubs. They took their first trip to Sydney in the late 80s. They drove up and did a gig and then got shockingly drunk. They had been drunk before, but this was different, like a trip away. One was comatose before the others and they were all sharing a room. During the night, someone got the idea to have a bit of a joke. They knelt down and kneed the prone figure vigorously in the arse. Then they pulled his trousers down, one of them masturbated into a condom (and they were all mature adults) and left the said sheath nestling between his buttocks.
The next morning they drove back to Melbourne. Instead of the explosive mirth that, when they were drunk, they had gleefully anticipated, the bruised one was silent and pensive for the whole twelve hour trip. He was deep in thought. Days later, over a few drinks at another gig, he confided in another member of the band that something odd had happened in Sydney. It wasn’t funny to anybody.
The band has continued, with the same members and I hear they are soon to be travelling to an unnamed North West Asian country for an end of season trip to end them all. One of the members is reaching a significant age and the others have decided its a moment that deserves a good time for the whole band. They have been salting the dosh away from a few years from gigs and will soon be prone in an opium den somewhere with many persons attending to their last blushes of shame.
I think its a great thing that this sort of creative debauchery is still to be found in this world of strict public law and order and economic anarchy. That its a Steptoe and Son type situation makes it even better.
- dave graney
- WORKSHY - 2017 memoir out on Affirm Press. 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
also available as a digital album
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
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Single album HASHISH available as a digital release