dave graney - Moodists-Coral Snakes-mistLY-FEARFUL WIGGINGS

dave graney - Moodists-Coral Snakes-mistLY-FEARFUL WIGGINGS
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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.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

conflict? I tried to avoid it but it's in the very air we breathe. War stories

I don't like conflict or arguments or feuds. Though I do enjoy observing other people dealing with them. And I am by natural dispostion a bit of a shit stirrer. In general, I have been surprised by what people get upset about. And who can get upset.

Just yesterday I commented on some social media about a  tv show about WW1. The show began with a  warning that it "contains depictions of deceased military personnel..." I thought this was a very modern thing. To be so soft and delicate in a day which was infused with images of ISIS beheadings, EBOLA plagues, American race riots  and GAZA bombings. Oh and Clive Palmers warnings of Communist Chinese mongrel invasions. I compared it to more honest shows like COMBAT, BILKO and DADS ARMY. Shows made be people who had actually been involved in wars.

The actual company that made the film , as  a part of the WW1 celebrations which will be absolutely peaking in 2015, had a go at me and made pathetic reference to the show perhaps not being "hip" enough. I identify myself by name and the branded company took offence. How do you talk to a company? Should you? That'd be treating them like a person? Fuck that.

A waste of your brief time on this earth.

I grew up with war movies and comics and tv shows.

These little comics full of stories about the Pacific war.

Endless, and even to a kid, pretty corny US and British propaganda films. Though some like  Powell and Pressburgers " a matter of life and death" was absolutely magical AND terrifying.


In my deeply Catholic young life- the visualized stairway to HEAVEN sequences were amazing...

Powell and Pressburgers films are among my favourites. "THE BOY WITH THE GREEN HAIR", "AGE OF CONSENT", "PEEPING TOM", THEY"RE A WEIRD MOB". Greatness. Magical!

As a young teen, Marvel comics had pretty much jumped the WW2 shark with the hilarious NICK FURY AND HIS HOWLING COMMANDOES!

ANZAC day was not what it is today. It was not HIP at all. My father was a teen in khaki in Borneo and I never knew him to march.

Later, when living in London, I loved Patrick Hamiltons book of desperate wartime life in the city, "Hangover Square".

aaaaah , I've forgotten that online bickering already.

We play in Darwin at the HAPPY YESS this weekend. It was bombed extensively in WW2 but they didn't tell anybody until recently as to how much. Still worried about the peoples morale. So we get a  constant feed of Gallipoli stuff. Much more to come. I am glad, that I am actually HIP TO THAT!

August 22nd Happy Yess Club - Darwin

NZ TOUR- dave graney and clare moore
Wed 27th August: Auckland. .... Golden Dawn
Thurs 28th August: Wellington - MEOW
Fri 29th August: Christchurch - Darkroom
Sat 30th August:
Christchurch - 9.30am - appearance at Writers Festival
Sat 30th August - Dunedin - Chick's Hotel

Wed Sept 3rd - Ararat Live
Sept 14th - matinee show - Northcote Social Club - tix here 

 EURO DATES  for Harry Howard and the NDE and some solo/duo shows from myself and Clare Moore...

Cherbourg 23 NDE
Brittany 25 LE GALLION NDE
Rennes , Brittany 26 LE MONDO BIZARRO NDE
October 01 La Feline Dave Graney/Clare Moore and also the NDE

Lille 02 NDE

03 cologne

04 Kaffee Burger  - NDE
05 VALENTIN STURBEL- dave graney solo show
06 – Sofa Club for Graney Moore/ NDE Duo's

07 – Auster TBC
08  - White Trash -confirmed for NDE

Prague 09

Ebensee 10
Vienna 11

London 12 bar – Dave Graney/Clare Moore and also Harry Howard and the NDE - Thursday 16th   

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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

rock'n'roll is where I hide/- 2011 "vintage classics/ re recordings" on LIBERATION

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


Keepin' It Unreal-(2006)-minimalist/lyrical vibes,bass and 12 string set - available $20 via Paypal

Hashish and Liquor (2005 double disc by Dave Graney and Clare Moore) available via Paypal $25

Single album HASHISH available as a digital release

Heroic Blues- "folk soul" set from 2002-Available $20 via Paypal

UNAVAILABLE ! Completely sold out!

It is written,baby-book released 1997- available $10 via paypal