yeah a note abouta show at Notes. Get offa my fuckin' NOTE! When Duke Ellington started a show they would doa blaring fanfare and each horn player would have a note. If a new guy came in and stepped on somebody elses note tahts what teh cry would be. GET OFFA MY FUCKIN NOTE!
Show last night was two sets from 8:45 , which is a very good time to play music I reckon. Two sets with a reading. The latter part went surprisingly well again. Seems to up the energy level of the show quite a bit rather than bring it down. Its a challenge and an intrusion.A change of gear.In Ballarat I read a part of the book mentioning that area. In Geelong I did the same and so to for Sydney. Couldn't do it in Hobart as that passage mentions a strange sexy woman grinding her pussy against the foldback speaker and she was actually there again. So I chickened out and read a part about being up myself in general.
Sydney is delightfully sunny yet cold. Perfect Autumn weather. Two of my guitar pedals are busted and my leather cap and trousers seem much more gay when I wear them here. I am chickening out of that too. Have to go shopping for some clothes.
People came to the show who have seen us play since the late 80s and even earlier. I am sometimes amazed how long this trick has spun out. Feel like a country singer.
People called out for strange requests - "Beautiful nightmare" (1991) "Maggie Cassidy" and "I held the cool breeze" (1993). The latter two were attempted and played very well. Very delicately as we felt for the chords. Mark Fitzgibbon had never heard or played them before and caught all the changes beautifully. What an amazing band!It was nice to be inside those songs again.
Somebody kept hollering for a song we had already played of course, which is a bit silly.
Fayelord (whose told us his name means FAIRY in Gaelic)was in attendance so he was no help as usual, despie helping , in either packing any gear or carrying it. But he was excellent and amusing company as usual. Nice to have a FREAK in the house . (You know I love freaks).
Tonight (May 20th) we play at the Vault which is in a place called Windsor which I have never heard of, tomorrow at Coogee Diggers with Dog Trumpet and Sunday at the Clarendon Guesthouse in katoomba.
- 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