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.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

post flood and more Bowie show de briefing - upcoming shows and releases

This was the running order for the Bowie In Berlin shows we did in January. The band was Clare Moore on drums and bv's, Stu Thomas on bass and bv's, JP Shilo and Pnny Ikinger on guitars, Miles Brown on vintage synths and theremin, Robin Casinader on piano, mellotron, organ and violin and Mick Harvery on percussion, bv's, sampler, acoustic guitar and lead vocals on one song. We rehearsed in the week before the end of 2016 and people tried out different songs. About four people wanted to do "Heroes" and clashed on other choices as well. Mick Harvey had to chooose songs and singers and then off we went. I chose songs that I thought were rockers and also were deep album tracks. In the end I also played harmonica on A New Career In A New Town as well. It was fun just running on and putting everything into a song and coming off. The show was more about the band and the music and the songs in the end. Blackout and JOE THE LION  had really odd phrasing and changes. Difficult to remember the words. The recordings had great guitar lines and riffs that would have helped but they were buried in the artsy mixes. I had to look up live versions of the songs to see how Bowie and his band played the songs years after their originl recording, and saw how they straightened them out. These two songs had guitar lines that were real architectural, the original recordings obscured them as if they'd done it to something as strong as REBEL REBEL. Bowie just wrote great groovers and rockers but was trying to understate that. IMHO.
The band was exceptional and it was great fun pending time with all the singers too.

*means instrumental...

Warszawa - Michael Nolan
*A New Career in a New Town
Sound and Vision – Jess R. & Michael Nolan
Nightclubbing Kim Salmon
Breaking Glass – Kim Salmon
* Art Decade
Always Crashing in the Same Car - Ron Peno
What in the World – Ron Peno
*Speed of Life
*Subterraneans - Max Sharam
Be My Wife – Max Sharam
Yassassin – Dave Graney
The Secret Life of Arabia – Kylie Auldist


* Sense of Doubt
Fantastic Voyage – Mick Harvey
Beauty and the Beast – Kylie Auldist
Joe the Lion – Dave Graney
Sons of the Silent Age – Kim S. & Max Sh.
* Neukoln
Red Money – Ron Peno
Look Back in Anger – Ron Peno
Blackout  - Dave Graney
D.J. – Kylie Auldist
* V-2 Schneider
Heroes – Michael Nolan
Boys Keep Swinging - Michael Nolan, Max Sharam, Kim Salmon


Funtime – Kim Salmon

Ok, we are still dealing with the late 2016 studio flood. Came home last night , driving through another monsoonal deluge in the hills. Roads streaming with water and debris. Around our street in the twilight three men were out dragging a large tree branch from the road in torrential rain. Kuckily, that very morning we'd had a roof plumber clear our gutters and attend to a problematic part of the roof. So we had no water inside. Result!

We play our first show of 2017 with the mistLY this Friday and i am really loking forward to it.

Upcoming shows

Dave Graney And the mistLY
Friday Feb 10th 2017
Appearing with VICTORIANA GAYE who are launching their new album
Caravan Club - Melbourne

Harry Howard and the NDE
Flying Saucer Club Feb 17th

Dave Graney And the mistLY
Feb 22nd Aotea Square concert Auckland Feb 23rd , Golden Dawn, Auckland
Dave Graney'n' the Coral Snakes
Melbourne NGV March 3rd
Adelaide - March 9th - Riverbank Palais, Elder park. ADELAIDE FESTIVAL.
Lizottes in Newcastle March 31st.
Sydney April 1st - the Basement
Dave Graney and Clare Moore NSW dates w/ special guests from Brussels/Miami Georgio "the Dove" Valentino and Patrizia.

Sunday 2nd April(2.30pm - 5.30pm TBC)- Dangar Island Bowling Club NSW
Tuesday 4th April (7pm - 9pm) Georgio only @ The Bearded Tit -
Thursday 6th April - Oxley Wine Bar Cowra
Friday 7th April - Tooses Wine Bar , 490-494 Argyle St, Moss Vale
Saturday 8th April - Gearin Hotel, Katoomba
Sunday 9th April - Smiths Canberra

There's a Cockaigne Records blog with links to recent media and also arts activities related to us.

Our next single , BE SAD FOR ME, is out Feb 24th 

This can be pre ordered here.

 I've been reading some Wyndham Lewis, A Revenge For Love (1935), and some more Doris Lessing, London Observed (1992). We watched two seasons of the original Twin Peaks and also Ken Russell's THE DEVILS on VHS which was lent to us by Michael Nolan.
Neighbours has also been amazing with the return of DEE in 2017. 

We went to the Sydney Myre Music Bowl twice in a week to see both Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and PJ Harvey. Greatly enjoyed both gigs. That is a big "room". (Its open aired if you don't know) . I liked all of Nicks new stuff the best and PJ Harvey only really played stuff from her last two albums. That was good because they're the ones I like as well.

 Be Seeing You.

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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