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.

Friday, December 22, 2017

Australian Music Vault and King Gizzard

The Party season continued with a night at the Victorian Arts Centre for the opening of the Australian Music Vault. We'd done an exhaustive interview for this with Jane Gazzo a few months ago. A very worthy and interesting project.
They had some items of ours at the Performing Arts Museum and these had been subsumed , or included, in this exhibition. Clare Moore had been involved a few years ago in an exhibition which had been given the terrible name Rock Chicks but had also been a great, and long overdue focus on female musicians in Australia. This VAULT was to be a more general exhibition.

 Clare Moore's boots and handbag

We arrived at about 6pm and hung about outside with Barry C Douglas, it being far too early to arrive at the actual function - ON TIME.

There were about 500 people in the room. I ran into Ross Wilson, Margret Roadknight and Jeannie Lewis, Bruce and Peter Milne, Mike Rudd, Jeff Duff, Neville and Linda from Maton guitars, Angie Hart, Ian McFarlane and many other people.

Michael Gudinski gave  a speech which was a lot like many other speeches I'd heard him give. Yelling into a crowded room about Mushroom records and successful recent tours. Spoke also of the jacket he was wearing and how he'd worn it to the Mushroom 25 celebration many years ago. He talked of Melbourne and its great venues "like Rod Laver Arena and - whats that one you like Matt? Used to be HiSense?Margaret Court...."

Victorian Arts Minister Martin Foley also spoke, as did the head of the Arts Centre, Claire Spencer.

Its a great exhibition and a very worthy exercise.

Tina Arena also spoke, with all the gravitas that she brings to such occasions. As well as talking of her art and the general struggles of Australian performers, she reminded us she should have been at a school function for her son.

Ian "Molly" Meldrum also gave a speech. Always a cheerleader for Australian pop. He shared a couple of stories about his comings and goings with the British Royal family and Charles and Di in particular.

Kylie Minogue was somewhere in the room. I didn't look but Michael Gudinski, Ian "Molly" Meldrum, Martin Foley and Claire Spencer all gestured and referred to an area of the room where she must have been situated. Tina Arena did not defer. Hierarchy and deference were important here, as well as people giving up their valuable time.

My Red Velvet Suit made by my mum in 1985 next to a dress belonging to Lindy Morrison (Not really noted for spangly dresses) and Deniz Tek's ripped jeans and denim jacket....cool!

Billy Miller and Rebecca Barnard got up to sing some notable Australian songs for the occasion and did a fantastic job. Needless to say - it was a tough crowd!

We hung around far too late in the bar with Janine Barrand from the arts centre and her mate Lorenzo, Penny Ikinger and Vincent Hanon and then took an hour long train ride home.

The next day I did the final Banana Lounge Broadcast of the year.
I drove in as I was a bit late getting started.
The previous week I'd gotten in touch with King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard to see if they could come in to get the NARNIE award for best album 2017. Eric, the co-drummer who also does all the logistics, said that he could come in.
The show goes from 12-2pm. At about 12:45 I told Sam Cummins at Triple R that I hadn't heard and he called them. Eric was surprised as it hadn't been confirmed but said they'd "jump in the car".

They were getting the award for  the FOUR albums they'd already released in 2018 and they are still talking of getting their FIFTH out. So they were still actually working on that last one. I mean, their time was actually being impinged upon. I HAD TO ACTUALLY THANK THEM FOR GIVING US THEIR VALUABLE TIME!. ( an actual first in showbusiness?)

So I was honoured and surprised when Eric came in with Stu McKenzie, and drummer Michael Cavanagh to talk for an hour. You can listen back here. The interview starts at about one hour in.

The Fourth King Gizzard album for 2017, POLLYGONDWANALAND is available completely for free to download. In mp3, WAV forms with artwork and all. Stu explains in the interview why they did this. Its as good as all the others and in some ways continues the prog/jazz stylings and textures of SKETCHES OF EAST BRUNSWICK.

Such a great unit.

Hey its Xmas, buy a friend a copy of WORKSHY from the publisher AFFIRM PRESS.  

We also have our 2017 CD LETS GET TIGHT available on CD. It costs $20 and is one of the best albums we have ever made. You can find copies of it - as well as many others - at this page on our website
In Sydney it's available at REDEYE RECORDS.
In Melbourne its available at Basement Discs, Rocksteady Records in the city and Greville Records in Prahran. 

In Adelaide it's at Streetlight records.

Dave Graney and Clare Moore CD Let's Get Tight available at iTunes and Bandcamp now.

We have our annual Boxing day blowout in Adelaide at the Hotel Metro 6pm December 26th.

In February we journey to NSW regional venues and then to the Sunshine Coast and to Brisbane.

Dec 26th Dave Graney and Clare Moore annual Boxing Day show at the Hotel Metro in Adelaide, SA.
2017 Dave Graney memoir - WORKSHY out on Affirm press in. Order it here
Feb 7th Dave Graney and Clare Moore at Smiths Alternative in Canberra, ACT
Feb 8th Dave Graney and Clare Moore TBA -  Wollongong, NSW.
Feb 9th Dave Graney and Clare Moore at the Agrestic Grocer, Orange, NSW
Feb 10th Dave Graney and Clare Moore at the Cafe Metropole in Katoomba, NSW
Feb 11th Dave Graney and Clare Moore at Dangar island Bowling Club, NSW

Feb 16th - Dave Graney and the mistLY at the Grand Hotel, 124 Main st - Mornington, Victoria

Feb 18th , I'm part of a talk about the art of Jenny Watson and the music that inspired her in the late 70s- early 80's  at the Museum of Modern Art- Heide Gallery at 2pm. 
Friday Feb 23rd Dave Graney and Clare Moore at the Bison Bar in Nambour, Qld
Saturday Feb 24th Dave Graney and Clare Moore at THE JUNK BAR in Ashgrove , Qld
Sunday Feb 25th Dave Graney and Clare Moore at THE JUNK BAR in Ashgrove, Qld.(4pm)

March 11th Dave Graney and the mistLY at SOUNDS IN THE SECRET GARDEN - the Events Foundry, 74 Brougham st, Geelong.

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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