dave graney - Moodists-Coral Snakes-mistLY-FEARFUL WIGGINGS

dave graney - Moodists-Coral Snakes-mistLY-FEARFUL WIGGINGS
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Two albums in 2019. ONE MILLION YEARS DC by Dave Graney and Clare Moore and ZIPPA DEEDOO WHAT IS/WAS THAT/THIS? from Dave Graney and the mistLY. 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, July 29, 2019

It Don't Stop!

Well I guess IT will have to stop at some stage but while we can shake IT and make some noise we might as well, 'ey?
Though we are instituting a new kind of year zero attitude from here on in. No more setting our  moves to some other time code. No more values imported from outside. We'll be setting off our own timeline. Soon.
I'm referring in some ways to this second album for 2019 which will be finished soon. It will be a digital only release. It's an album that has eleven songs sizzling away at the moment. Just a few more finishing touches. Pretty much all instruments played by myself and Clare Moore.

Though we are having some touches put on by a special guest on an exotic instrument and once again, Will Hindmarsh and Emily Jarrett have added some amazing vocals to one track.
The projected title is Dave Graney and Clare Moore - ONE MILLION YEARS DC.
There will be no arguments entered into!
October is the month.
We will probaby sneak a song out before the whole thing is let out of our precious bag.

Thanks to everybody who came to our ZIPPA DEEDOO shows. We ended up in Adelaide at the Gov, a wonderful venue that we hope to return to at some stage.
Like our Caravan Club show, we played a set mostly from the last decade of music and mostly from ZIPPA DEEDOO and LETS GET TIGHT.

yeah, these were on stage at the end of the night, nestled under my 12 string.

Then Clare Moore and  I had to concentrate on some material for a Scott Walker tribute that we'd agreed to be involved in. That was harder for me as I'm not really match fit as far as boning up on other peoples songs and arrangements go. I had said "yes" to it in a joyful spirit of can do and then I had to face the reality of how many lyrics there actually were in the songs I'd chosen. Clare was playing drums as well as vibes for about 22 songs. Steve Hadley on bass (who had asked us to be involved), Bruce Haymes on keys, Shane Reilly on pedal steel and guitars and Jack Howard on trumpet. The singers chose the material, whatever they knew or thought they knew, and away we went. Ended up having two rehearsals in the week of the gig. We played the Thornbury theatre and the Caravan Music Club. The singers were myself and Rob Snarski, David Bowers, Moogie Morgan and Alyce Platt.

I opened proceedings with Boy Child and Plastic Palace People and later on did Black Sheep Boy, After the Lights Go Out , Blanket Roll Blues and the Old Mans Back Again, Moogy did Mathilde, My Death, Ne Me Quitte Pas, Amsterdam (in french) and Jackie . Alyce Platt did a different arrangement of Amsterdam in English. Rob Snarski did The Amourous Humphrey Plugg, Lady Came From Baltimore, The Worlds Strongest Man and Duchess and David Bowers did My Ship Is Coming In, The Lights Of Cincinatti, Montague Terrace In Blue, No Regrets and the Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore.
I played extra guitar on several and did backing vocals, percussion and emcee'd the show. The music was played in two sets.
I introduced songs and generally talked people through it, presuming they would be knowledgeable Scott Walker fans, i.e, a tough crowd.
Each song had a lot of finicky arrangement and textural touches. Lots of concentration involved. It was surprising to realize that each little package of sound was rarely more than two minutes long because inside them they were so intricate and detailed.
This was the second tribute/homage show I'd been involved in other than the Bowie In Berlin nights we did in 2018.

There has been talk or more shows down the track, who knows?

Then I went back into the studio. We are organizing some shows for later in the year in NSW and Qld.

A review of ZIPPA DEEDOO in the i94bar.

I'm at the first 100 of an 800 page John Cowper Powys novel. Set in 14th century Wales. Owen Glendower.
I've watched four episodes of THE LOUDEST VOICE, the dramatized story of Roger Ailes and Fox news. Never have I watched a show with such absolute turds as the lead characters. Russell Crowe is pretty good as AILES but its hard to cheer on a guy who has had such a profoundly shitty influence on the USA and so, the world.

Oh yes, we had an election too somewhere in there. Like most people, I'm still getting over that. And hoping the Labour Party doesn't chuck itself out of the bath in haste to become attractive to swinging zombie voters. In the UK a tiny bunch of people make Boris Johnson their leader, in the US its Trump, voted in by a percentage of a third of the country . In Australia we have someone leading a  real pack of inept, thoughtless bozos- but we have compulsory voting?!@#&^%#@!

I'm still interested in doing shows outside of pubs and clubs. 

I am up for some PARLOUR GIGS. It's a system or portal where you can book artists to come play in your PARLOUR - House - Apartment - Back yard etc. I have done a few of these with a mic and guitar plugged into my acoustic amp.
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Starts with a Kinksy groover sketching a 21st century populist tyrant who coasts in power on waves of public resentment at those on the lowest rungs of the ladder (He Was A Sore Winner). Sweeps across a sci fi terrain with nods to songs in the sand at the end of the world (Pop Ruins) and nods to the ties that bind in the underground communities (Comrade Of Pop and Where Did All The Freaks Go?). Songs about intense, long relationships, defunct technology that didn’t answer back, severe social status definition (I’m Not Just Any Nobody), people wandering through your mind as if it was a garage sale, the anxiety of the long running showman (wide open to the elements again) and ends with a song that’s “a little bit Merle Haggard and a little bit Samuel Beckett”. " Edith Grove! Powis Square! 56 Hope Road! Petrie Terrace!.. The Roxy! The Odeon! Apollo! Palais! Olympia! The Whisky! Detroit Grande!” Pop Ruins!"


ZIPPA DEEDOO WHAT IS/WAS THAT/THIS? (The title comes from the chorus of “Song Of Life” ) is a classic rock’n’roll album. Classic if you lived through what has become known as ”the classic rock era” as it rolled out new and even broke onto the beachhead and morphed into punk. That’s the direction Dave Graney and Clare Moore have always been coming from. They have spent their lives schooled by and immersed in rock ‘n’ roll culture. Neither attended higher education and they dived in deep and kept swimming. From the Moodists through the Coral Snakes /White Buffaloes to the mistLY This is an album with their band, Dave Graney and the mistLY. Stuart Perera has played guitar with them since 1998 and Stu Thomas on bass since 2004. MARCH 2019 ZIPPA DEEDOO WHAT IS/WAS THAT/THIS? 2019 album out on Compact Disc - available here via mail order...
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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 - digital or as CD

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-Availableas a digital album via BandCamp

UNAVAILABLE ! Completely sold out!

It is written,baby-book released 1997- available $10 via paypal