Spent the day in town after a 10 am call to an ABC Tardis booth to talk with and play an acoustic song on Leon Comptons show on ABC Hobart. Its always amazing how much looser and less fearful of their audience the local ABC is outside the Melbourne and Sydney frequencies. Always been welcome at ABC Hobart and Launceston and Darwin, Bendigo,Warrnambool, Brisbane, Adelaide and Coast FM. The way they talk to you is different too. Its definitely the feeling they are less scared of upsetting somebody. Maybe they know the audience more in smaller places. More intimate. Anyway. it was great to do the interview and the whole thing being conducted thousands of k's apart via the technology. Would be great , of course, if the ABC could throw as much of its resources behind music as it does to sport.
Dropped into Basement Discs in the city. A lovely , almost spring day walking around that area of arcades and tiny streets. Always dig that. Bought a Kenny Burrell disc called "Midnight Blue" and then spent most of the day in the Melbourne library. Something I've always meant to do if I had a few hours to spare. Up in the Redmond Barry and Latrobe reading rooms. They are exhibiting Ned Kellys armour in there. Ned was of course sentenced by Redmond Barry and yelled that he'd see the judge in hell and Redmond popped his cork within a year.
Then met up with Clare and saw a film at the festival called "WILD BILL" about a gangster in south london trying to go straight and reconcile with his two sons, 15 and 11, who are living by themselves in their council flat. The film is great. Seemed to have a lot of familiar faces in it. Some even people I thought I knew!
- 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