BLB is a radio show I do every Tuesday with Elizabeth McCarthy from midday to 2pm in Melbourne on the premiere community / subscriber radio station in Australia, 3RRR. Its on the dial at 102.7fm and can be streamed via http://www.rrr.org.au
The show has been going for a couple of years now. We have a guest in each week. So far we have had the honour to talk to the poet Robert Gray, Ben Elton, John Clarke, Tony Martin, Mick Harvery, Bob Ellis, Kaki King, Johnette Napolitano, Stephen Cummings,Greg Wadley, Mick Molloy, Mike Rudd, Shaun Micalleff, Camille O'Sullivan, Kimya Dawson, Barry Divola, and many other writers, artists, comedians and musicians. I try to play as much Australian, current music as possible. Occasionally straying into other areas of interest.
This is a playlist for Tuesday 30/3/10. A bit of an abberation as I was doing the show alone. I busted out a lot of jazz and r&b grooves as thats my leaning in music in general.
Elizabeth McCarthy was unable to make the show due to fracturing her ankle so I was left to fly alone. This time TWO GUESTS had been arranged. Writer Catherine Deveny and musician David Thrussell from SNOG.
I began the show with some jazz and kept it mostly instrumental as there’d be a lot of talk coming up.....
Dizzy Gillespie - “MANTECA”
Bill Evans and Jim Hall - “my funny valentine”. piano and and guitar taking this song at breakneck speed from the album “undercurrents”.
Emir Deodato - “Also Spake Zarathustra”. From a CTI collection. I enjoyed writing the name Richard Strauss in the “composer” section of the RRR playlist log.
Sun Ra - “blues on planet Mars”. From the double cd , “THE SINGLES”.
The Beastie Boys - “Sabrosa”. From the amazing instrumental album “the in sound from way out”.
Willie Bobo - “La descargo de Bobo”
Sergio Mendez - “Fool on the Hill. Fulfilling our beatles quota for the year. A song with vocals!
Dr Buzzards original Savannah Band - “Mr Love”. From their second album, “meets King Pennet” .
Then David Thrussell entered the studio and we played songs from the new Snog album , “last of the great romantics”.
“We’re all in this together”.
“the end of the world”.
“this world done me wrong”.
We also played “the hangover” from the Bedroom philosopher.
There was also a lot of yapping and hollering from David and Catherine.And me.
David talked about the new album and let slip with some scuttlebut about a certain politician which had the program manger coming in with some warnings about defamation. Catherine talked about her show "god is bullshit" which is on at Trades Hall during the Comedy Festival. David seemed to be spoiling for an on air fight agains "the Dawkin- ites" and I unfortunately kept diverting the conversation.
You can see our other playlists at ....
- 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
UNAVAILABLE-COMPLETELY SOLD OUT!!!
Single album HASHISH available as a digital release