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.

Monday, November 24, 2014

euro debriefing - PART TWO

 This was an outdoor event by a  lovely lake. Clare Moore and I did a set to open proceedings. It was a  German national holiday. Was a wrench for me to get out of the French speaking world as I was enjoying the challenge so much. We travelled in two cars, well - our van and Olivers sedan . Oliver organized the German dates , including a  picnic hamper which we ate in a German petrol station drive.

04 OCT - KAFFEE BURGER w/ Dimlocator

Dim Locator were a trio led by Phil Shoenfelt and included Australian expatriate Chris Hughes on drums. This was our first Berlin date. A rock show. 

Berlin was putting on a show for us though.

We went driving and walking with James Cruikshank. he took us to the memorial for the Russian war dead. 

 This is a giant figure with a  sword standing on a  crushed swastika. There are 1000's of people buried in this area.


This was a duo show for myself and Clare Moore in a  little bar I had heard about from Ned Collette. James Cruikshank who was once (and still is occasionally) in the Cruel  Sea, lent me an acoustic guitar and we played a set for a handful of people, one of whom had travelled from Chicago to see this show.I ate some disgusting Bavarian white sausage. 

People were complaining that they'd given up booze but its more expensive to be teetotal than to drink booze in Berlin. 
I was enjoying driving in the city, though finding a  park at night was impossible, the city is full.(Though it doesn't feel half as densely packed as London or Paris. Very liveable place)
We spent the days walking and enjoying the feel of the city, like this underground station.

06 OCT - SOFA SALON  2x duo's Graney/Moore + Howard/Preston

A wonderful night in an arts centre run by some Berlin people. Australian and American. We played without amplification, a situation which harry dreaded but excelled in. We always love doing this sort of a set. Lovely people. Sam Wareing who is touring Australia at present as "Wasp Summer". 

w/ Dimlocator.

A real old school Berlin joint. If you get what I mean. Kind of industrial and located in what seemed to be wasteland with lots of rats scurrying about.

We had spent the day at the disused Templehof airport. Right in the middle of Berlin, a huge area. There was apparently some talk of building apartments on it but people objected-  SO IT DIDN'T HAPPEN!  Now its there for the populace to wander over and has some markets and mini golf...

08 OCT - WHITE TRASH, NDE final Berlin show. Like playing in a big restaurant.

Clare was impressed with the 26" bass drum at this gig. 


09 OCT - Prague w/ Dimlocator and the Wild Tides. This was a great gig. Didn't see much of Prague. Insurance for rental cars is expensive so we had to leave our van in a  roadside bay in Germany and get into another van to go into CZEK. The driver was a member of THE PLASTIC PEOPLE OF THE UNIVERSE! We arrived at night in Prague and left early. The Wild Tides were a very impressive Czec band.


10 OCT - KINO, Ebensee w/ Dimlocator

A lovely drive to the area where the film WHERE EAGLES DARE was filmed. An amazing venue and a great turnout of people to the gig.


11 OCT - FLUC. Vienna w/ Dimlocator

There was an actual in-store at a shop in Vienna. We played some songs, as did Dim Locator. 

The venue was right near the Ferris Wheel that was in THE THIRD MAN.
At the gig, a black man in dreads pointed and shouted at me that I was "the funk master". I felt great, of course.
The day of the show was an Austrian national day. Glad I was told, otherwise I would've thought they dressed like this all the time.

So we had a long last , lingering drive through beautiful Vienna after saying adieu to Dim Locator...

to be continued ........

November 25th Dave Graney reading and talk at the Prahran Library

Wed 3rd Dec - Brass Monkey, Cronulla
Thur 4th Dec - Camelot Lounge - Marrickville-Sydney
Fri 5th Dec - Gearin Hotel Katoomba
Sat 6th Dec - Royal Exchange Newcastle
Sun 7th Dec - Royal Exchange - Newcastle - matinee show - 2pm start
Dec 14th - The DAMES playing the Post Office Hotel Sydney rd Coburg
Friday Feb 5th and Saturday 6th dave graney solo at the Junk Bar in Brisbane

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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

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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

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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

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