So we're playing cup eve at the northcote social club. A monday night but its the day before the melbourne Cup and has become a traditional party / going out night. Melbourne Cup stops melbourne for the day. Nobody works. Eventually they made it an actual holiday I think.
We are playing a rock n roll show, previewing some new material as we did in Adelaide. Songs like "flash in the pantz", "we need a champion", "cop this,sweetly" and "playin' chicken". Sounding great. Somebody said it had a harder edge. Don't know when they last saw us though.
Playing with our friends the sand Pebbles who have a new album out called Dark magic. Also the Ocean party who all came from Wagga but are living the dream in Fitzroy. Very young band who I caught playing at a Ron peno gig. Quite post punk in the ringing guitars and vocals. very good songs.
The two nights in Adelaide at the Wheaty were very enjoyable. Also a session I did at an event called the Festival of Unpopular culture." Gas bagging about shit with people like Matt Banham.Db mag called me "the fashionably unhip Dave Graney". I quite like that. Double negative? Edgey!
Went to a cafe attached to a bakery which is in an industrial area and is open 24 hours. Full of night life types and a table of deaf people talking with their hands "loudly" next to us. Reminded me of the old Silver Top taxi cafe in Sth Melbourne. Times ARE good when only a few are experiencing them. Snob! Yes!
A new guitar pedal a "tonerider" has been added , after the micro amp (for clean boost) and the Janglebox. Playing 12 string electric pretty much exclusively. Used to use a multi effects but it died. Back with the Roland GC408 amp. Solid state- four 8" speakers.
Can't help but notice the last chain cd store is stocking less music and more iphone accessories. Don't know where all that is going to end up.
Bought more vinyl jackets and tight pants. Lace ups. Why not?
Mon Oct 31st- Northcote Social Club
Thursday 10th Nov - solo show at La Casa, Drummoyne- Sydney
Friday 11th Nov - dave graney and the lurid yellow mist at the Camelot Lounge Marrickville
Saturday 12th Nov - great northern hotel newcastle nsw
friday 18th november - solo show at the alleycat bar hobart
- 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