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.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Grisly details and shots of what I've been up to for the last month.

To put it to a timeline, I had my appendix out May 19th and walked out of hospital May 26th.
On the day of release, a vacuum pack was attached to the wound. It helps to hold the wound together, suck out any fluid and to generally speed up the healing. It has to heal from below to the outer skin, so they also pack it with gauze.
So I walked out of the hospital carrying the Vac Pack thusly...

I put it in a  blue bag and slung it over my shoulder and tried to go about my tasks. I learned to move more slowly and to not lift anything. My voice was still husky due to the tubes being shoved down my throat but it slowly came back.

I did that show with the Coral Snakes a week later. June 3rd. It was a real leap into the unknown but it seemed too hard to postpone.

I had nurses coming most days in the first couple of weeks to take temperature and blood and change the dressing.

It was connected like this. 

The Vac pack was hard to sleep with and I carried it under a large coat when going out. At the cinema, it made a noticeable ticking sound and people must have gotten curious abdout the bomber in row E.

Luckily , we didn't have any other shows to do and Clare and I had a wonderful time doing the soundtrack for Donna McRae's ghost/horror film LOST GULLY ROAD.

Yesterday, we finished the soundtrack (it sounds and looks great!) and the Vac Pack was taken off. Last night was the first time since May 26th that I slept without the ticking of the pump and the tube pulling every time I rolled over. Thats about four weeks of it.

All the care from the hospital and the Home Nursing has been amazing. I'm still getting the dressing changed every day for another week or two. the wound still needs to heal from the bottom to the last opening.

Its been strange in that at no time have I felt any kind of pain. Discomfort and tedium yes but never pain. Even when I went to the doctor, I only thought I'd pulled a muscle. It seems the appendix had perforated and was hard to get to so they had to cut deep and long.

I have been going out and doing all kinds of things and eating well. Thankfully it's been so cold that a long coat didn't look at all weird. Just had that blue bag strap visible at the neck and hard to colour coordinate.

So its been a bit of  disruption in my life. A curious event that could have easily gone many different ways. that week in hospital was dream like. Boring and endless. So many voices drifting around the beige  room and the corridor and in my mind. People can drift between life and death so easily. Just trip away and let go.

So there won't be a July digital release I don't think. The soundtrack was great to work on and took all our time and energy. Clare is fantastic at that kind of work, the creativity as well as the administration and detail that film soundtracks demand. The syncing and note keeping. It sounds great.

We have our June release out, TWO BASS DRUMS AND A MELLOTRONE.

Georgio Valentino noted on Facebook..
"I knew it was only a matter of time (ie, decades) until my passion for and encyclopedic knowledge of Gabriel-era Genesis would be immortalized in song. At long last, Dave Graney, Clare Moore and will.i.wam aka Will Hindmarsh have made the dream real."


And we also have our CD comp LETS GET TIGHT out.
Its available at Greville Records, Rocksteady Records, Readings  and Basement Discs in Melbourne. Redeye Records in Sydney and Streetlight Records in Adelaide.

We will be doing some instore performances in Melbourne.

Lunchtime (1pm) Friday August 11th at Basement Discs 24 Block Place in Melbourne.
Sunday August 13th Greville Records,  afternoon show.

Upcoming shows
2017 shows
Dave Graney and the mistLY w/Died Pretty and Radio Birdman July 1st Croxton Band Room

Instore set at READINGS IN ST KILDA for LETS GET TIGHT southside launch. Saturday July 8th at 1pm. 

Dave Graney - solo - By request show- Sunday July 23rd at SOME VELVET MORNING. 123 Queens Parade in Clifton Hill. A LEAPS AND BOUNDS festival event. 

Dave Graney and Clare Moore Friday August 4th - the Bison Bar , Nambour - QLD

Saturday August 5th and Sunday August 6th (6pm start on Sunday) at the JUNK BAR in BRISBANE.
**** Sat show SOLD OUT- early 4:30 pm Saturday afternoon show added for the JUNK BAR in Brisbane.
Dave Graney and Clare Moore at the Skylark Room - Burrinja Arts Centre in Tecoma. October 21st.
Dave Graney and the mistLY
The Wheatsheaf Hotel - Adelaide November 11th and 12th 

My book, WORKSHY is also coming out on Affirm press in October.

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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