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.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Front Room Of the Croxton bandroom 4-6pm on Sundays in May

Ok, still kind of on the 5-2 diet. Basically changed the way I eat. I lost 6 kilos and am quite happy with that. I don't need to lose any more.

A Spotify playlist to help you negotiate all the stuff we've done over three and a half decades.

Stu Thomas couldn't make the show last week due to his dog Ziggy suffering an injury to his leg and needing a lot of care so we did a minimalist trio set. Clare Moore played keys and vibes, Stu Perera played his trusty Rickenbacker and I played acoustic and electric guitars.

This was our game plan ...

Song of Llife (2018)
I'm Gonna Live In My own Big World (1995)
Have You heard About the Melbourne Mafia? (2000)
Eye Of The Vibe (2001)
I Will Always Hate You (2001)
I'm A Commander (1998)

You're All Wrong (2018)
You've Been In My Mind (unrecorded)
Hell Is You, Babe (unrecorded)

Saturday Night Bath (2005)
Be Sad For Me (2017)
You Need a Kleek, Klook (2017)
How Long Does The Raunch (2017)
I Am Your Humble Servant (2003)

Yeah, I didn't write it in cursive. 

We rehearsed for our next show and went through some Dave Graney and the Coral Snakes era material. We have played some of that during this run but not a lot as yet. So we are heading toward that stuff now.
We will also be playing some new material that its been great to be working up.
We rehearsed some more of that. A song called "Where's My Buzz?" which took a really great turn in our last run at it. I'm trying to steer away from familiar grooves and songwriting modes I've been stuck in for a while. The song we've been doing called "Is That What You Did?" is the most MAJOR CHORD thing I've done in years. "ULTRAKEEF" is kind of writing itself. People are digging us finding our way through this stuff in public.

I have been working on a song in the studio that I built up from a  drum machine beat and built up some tracks. Again, it's a real MAJOR CHORD job.  There are no electric guitars. I played it all, organ and acoustic guitars, autoharp, harmonica  and bass and the rhythm. Clare found it to be quite disturbingly nutty but has turned around and has now given it the green light. Georgio "the dove" Valentino told us a story of his flight from Detroit to Brussels and how he took his childhood blanket wth him. It was called DouDou. One dark night in a bad bart of Brussels, his car was broken into and DouDou went missing.
I told him right then I needed to write a song called "Et Tu DouDou!" and so I have. I'm still making up my mind whether to put it out as a single track or wait until we record a whole album. It's not a  pop song but its got a lot of drama. 

In other news we have been talking with a couple of labels about putting out some back catalogue stuff. Universal Music in Austraia have been very direct and positive. We might also do something with the album of re-recordings we gave to Liberation in Australia in 2011 and they have been very accommodating too.

We might even do some vinyl, still thinking on it.

Last year we were in touch with Fire Records about the two albums we did with them in the late 80s/very early 90s. When we worked with them it was mainly driven by the owner, Clive Solomon. In the modern era, a fellow called James runs it.
James has been very helpful and sent us a box of vinyl copies of the two albums (My Life On The Plains and I Was The Hunter And I Was The Prey) that he found in the warehouse. The albums are not really available in any form. I asked Clive to just give us the rights to them and call it square but he says its "an important part of the labels story". I can't really dwell on it too much. It just bums me out.

We have those (very limited quantities) vinyl copies of  My Life On The Plains and I Was The Hunter And I Was The Prey available at the shows we are doing. 

We have three more shows coming up at the Croxton Bandroom as well as a show in Ballarat and three shows in Adelaide at the Wheatsheaf.  We may do the latter gigs like these residency shows and make it a  different set each night. 

 Clare Moore and Stuart Perera going through some arrangements and difficult charts for last weeks show in the front room of the Croxton Bandroom. (We call that musical notation #flyshit in the business) 4-6 pm, 607 High St Thornbury. Yes, Clare  pulled out the 50s Boosey and Hawkes jazz set of vibes she bought from a teary widow in Doncaster in 1997. She showed us the cocktail/ party room where she and her late husband would entertain friends and he would play the vibes and they would all dance. We couldn't see them at first, then she opened a purpose built door beneath the cocktail bar and wheeled them out.

This was our Primary Colour look last week at the Croxton Bandroom. We were playing as a minimalist trio. Vibes, keys, acoustic and electric guitars so we needed to have a more flash facade than usual. This week Clare Moore will be back behind the kit, Stu Thomas will be at the bass and Stu Perera will be blazing that Rickenbacker. It's Mothers Day so why not run away to come to this show? We play from 4-6 pm in the front room. 607 high st thornbury. Special guests this week are THE ROUTINES who are Jane Dust, Clare Moore and Emily Jarrett

A Spotify Playlist of my favourite guitar jams.

Every Sunday in MAY from 4-6pm. presenting different albums weekly and previewing new material.
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- choose your Sunday

Special guest May 13th are THE ROUTINES
(Jane Dust-Clare Moore-Emily Jarrett)
Special guests May 20th are FIRE and ICE (Penny Ikinger and Julitha Ryan)
Special guest May 27th is Lisa Crawley.

July 7th - The Cabaret Club - Ballarat.
4/9367 Western Highway Warrenheip, Ballarat 33520353348150
Dave Graney and the mistLY play ADELAIDE at the Wheatsheaf Hotel August 10th/11th/12th

1 comment:

Tony Millman said...

"You're All Wrong" - dreamy genius . . . and the clip on youtube - it vibes otherworldly, don't you 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

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