The first night I played was the evening prior to the election. There was also a football final on. The big screen. I withdrew into myself and my songs. I have a lot of songs. Can easily outlast a football game.I've also been revisiting a lot of the songs I wrote during teh long, dark HOWARD years. Stuff like "I'm seein' demons", "your masters must be pleased with you", " twixt this world and the next" and "I am your humble servant".
I also played a lot of the songs I have recorded and am working on for my 2014 solo album. In the past I've always really written and arranged songs and then started to play them. Tightly, to a plan. These ones are still all wriggling around and changing. I played a lot of recent songs too.
This week I'm going to be playing a lot of songs from 1992's "I was the hunter and I was the prey". One of my faviourite albums, very dramatic.
We recorded it at the studio of Mathew Fisher in Croydon, London. Mathew played the beautiful organ part on " a whiter shade of pale" when he was in PROCOL HARUM.
When this album sat around for 2 years waiting to come out, I was totally devastated. It was the best thing I'd ever done and I was a ghost. I felt like Doc Holliday- supposedly dying of tb but still kicking, years later. This grand lost moment was in my mind when we made "lure of the tropics" and "night of the wolverine". I had written and recorded these songs and lost them all somehow. Lost that band, the original Coral Snakes. Nothing could touch me.
Look out for the DAMES album coming out soon too. Its a great work. Bravo Clare Moore and Kaye Patterson and Barry Adamson.
the DAMES (Clare Moore writing and playing as part of a trio) play the Bridge Hotel in Castlemaine Saturday 14th September and launch their debut album Sunday, 2pm in the afternoon 29th September at the Northcote Social Club.
Special guests - the Morning After Girls. .
Every friday evening in september dave graney will be playing an acoustic solo set at the Cornish Arms in Sydney rd Brunswick.
Saturday Oct 26th, dave graney and the mistLY will be playing a show at the Post Office Hotel in Sydney rd COBURG.
Sunday Nov 3rd THE DAMES will be playing at the WHEATSHEAF HOTEL in Adelaide.
saturday nov 16th dave graney and the mistLY, YOU AM I , Hoodoo Gurus at Kings Park in Perth.
Friday 13th December the DAMES will be at the RED RATTLER in MARRICKVILLE, Sydney on a great double bill with HARRY HOWARD and the NDE
Saturday 14th December the DAMES will be at the HERITAGE HOTEL in BULLI on a great double bill with Jodi Phillis. .