Heading to Darwin this weekend , then a week in New Zealand. We have been to the latter only once, at the Big Day Out in Auckland 1997.
Looking forward to both environments. The New Zealand trip is a bit more of a leap into the unknown, who knows who will turn up? Anybody?
I have so many songs to choose. I will have the opportunity to present myself in whatever way I choose.
Those NZ dates will be myself and Clare Moore.
Stu Thomas will be making the Darwin show.
That show at the Drunken Poet was my second turn on that wooden floor. It's like playing in a pub in the UK. Quite homey. Perhaps it's a lot of backpackers using the pub as their front room.
I stood there and played whatever I liked on my 6 string Maton. Songs like "robert ford on the stage" , "listen to her lover's sing", "I was the hunter and I was the prey". If the material in a set is solely up to me I just like to play interesting chords and lines. I could do it all day. But of course, you have to think of people.
One day, I'll be expressing myself fully on that dimension. But where or why or when could you finally speak your mind? And who to?
I must admit I'm getting pretty loose as far as my profile goes. I mean the angle at which I put my supply lines in regard to my front line.
Ever since that time last year when a man came up to me at a pub in Melbourne with his drunken mate, as if he was standing up for the sook, saying to me , "so are you gonna play his song or do we have to knock you around a bit?" I smiled because it seemed so stupid. Luckily there was nobody really tough there. I just played with the drunk, asking him what song he meant, and he didn't know the title. (No one knows the name of my most requested tune) . It was free to get in too. I take Ross Wilson's law to heart , "you want gold you pay gold!"
Played in Adelaide last month. This fellow comes up to me after the first set and asks do I like the Velvet Underground. I reply that , yeah they're okay but I really liked Lou's solo albums too. He says he loves "Perfect Day". I say, "that's his gayest tune. The most gay". He pauses and says " "What - is Lou Reed gay?" I leave a long pause....
Then I say ... "yeah, maybe .......you better Google some of this stuff? ......... hey maybe not...."
See sometimes you think you're playing to a room full of wise and knowledgeable people. Incidents like this can play on your mind... What's that Monster Magnet tune ? "dopes to infinity".
We're also doing a Melbourne afternoon show at the Northcote Social Club September 14th.
August 22nd - Happy Yess- Darwin
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 then
Dunedin - Chick's Hotel
Sept 3rd - Ararat Live- Ararat
Sept 14th - matinee
show - Northcote Social Club - tix here Special guest Anna Smyrk
We're coming back to Sydney in November for a run of dates.
But before that, Clare and I will be heading to Europe as part of Harry Howard and the NDE for dates in France, Germany, Austria and London. I'll be doing some acoustic shows with Clare as well. More details soon.
We've put up some albums digitally at Bandcamp too.
There's my effort from 2005 "Hashish"
And Clare Moore's "Liquor"
They were previously only available as a double. The cd is out of print.
Clare also has her first album "The Third Woman" available
We shall speak anon....
- 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