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

dave graney - Moodists-Coral Snakes-mistLY-FEARFUL WIGGINGS
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Current album Dave Graney and the mistLY LYVE AT BYRDS. Two albums in 2020, "Dave Graney and Clare Moore In Concert with Robin Casinader" and "Dave Graney and Clare Moore with Georgio "the dove" Valentino and Malcolm Ross". 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 Dickey Betts, John Cippolina or Grant Green - but not in this lifetime, I know.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

twennytwenny I'm Not Just Any Nobody.

Of course TWENNY is properly pronounced a la John Cougar Mellencamp in his hit song Miami. He twisted vowel sounds like a thug in that tune and then had a film clip with lyrics and a bouncing ball to rub in yer faces. "I know yer nowhere near TWONNY"...

I digress. Mellencamp was going off on a disco vibe here. I loved it when acts did that. The Stones, The Eagles, Roy Orbison, the Grateful Dead.
He had the added juice of his short guy anger to propel his shit as well. Him and Billy Joel. Anger! Big Shot! Pink Houses! Jack and Dianne! Uh Huh! Nothin Matters And What If It Did! Glass Houses!

Yes Twonny Twonny.
Clare Moore and I were inducted into the SA MUSIC HALL OF FAME in December. that was a cool night. Quite hot to be honest and we put in a good couple of hours vis a vis the ceremony and then did two sets at a lovely venue called the Jade. Me on guitars and vocals and Clare Moore on vibes, keys, vocals, percussion and melodica.

The ceremony involved me shaking hands with a Liberal politician but nobody died. His interaction with us was not really ll that much. It was a very Adelaide occasion. Six pm on the footpath in town, a nearby character in a wheelchair on the corner was pointed out to be former North Adealaide football star Neil Sachse.

Our medallions were given to us by Keith Conlon, an Adelaide media presence for many years and one of those really cool, vintage showbusiness pros who are really great to hang out with. Everything is smooth and surfaced beautifully.

The event was really driven by a local musician Enrico Morena who is part of the Adelaide Musicians Collective. Thanks Enrico.

The very next day I did a Parlour show at a couples house in the southern area of Adelaide. It was quite a delightful experience. I played with both my voice and guitar going through my guitar amp. You can tell by my clothes that I had already unbuttoned for the summer.

You never know what to expect at these events but these people really went all out to make it a pleasant experience

There was even an iced tub of mineral water. In my dressing room.

I did two sets and at the end, after having nervously confided in me during the break that he was thinking of doing so, the fellow who'd organized the show took to the mic and gave a heartfelt speech, got on one knee and proposed to his partner. (A few wags were asking if I was a celebrant too...)

So if there is a situation I could play at near Melbourne that I could drive to I can come with my amp, mic and guitar and make show. If its a plane flight away we'd have to organize something else. (I am not a celebrant though!)

You can organize it through the PARLOUR Website.

Or you can get in touch with me directly. This is probably easier. Here is a link to my email.

Then we went to the beach for a few days. That was pretty great. I had a new rashy.

Adelaide beaches still have a lovely slow pace about them. This vintage crowd had a party around their Kombi.

We also got up to episode 47 of 70s Australian tv show, THE BOX, which Clare's brother Patrick keeps in a  locked safe at his flat. Every episode is a cliff hanger. Another eleven months until we see more.
It is set in a fictional tv station. George Mallaby is married to Briony Behets. He is the program manager and she sits at home, takes pills, drinks and carries on with Allan, a camera man who has come with them from Adelaide. 

George is also having an affair with Belinda Giblin, Station manager Max Knights secretary (also his lover).

There is also Cul Cullen as the alcoholic joke writer for the horrible Irish tonight show host, Mrs H the tea lady, Judy Nunn the lesbian gossip columnist, Sir Henry the uptight station owner, Fanny Adams the free loving sexpot and Lee Whiteman the very camp  script editor. The latter two are the only decent characters in the show, by decent I mean good and kind.

We also did our annual late afternoon show at the Metro on Boxing Day. I always wanted to play on Christmas Day but this is the closest I have gotten.

photo Trish Flowers 

 We drove back to Melbourne before New year. the heat was incredible and fires were breaking out everywhere, in the Adelaide Hills for instance. Thanks in large parts to the climate change denying thug LNP government who are running our country into the ground. It has gotten worse and I can't see it getting any better until they are tossed out and Rupert Murdoch is dead, his empire in ruins and Mark Zuckerberg in gaol. Australia is run by mining interests though. They own the LNP.

This is how they celebrated when they repealed the carbon tax. The woman and the man with his face most directly at the camera (Christopher Pyne from Adelaide) both left before the May election because they assumed the government would be tossed out. They were so on the nose. They got in by one seat.  The country is on fire, thousand or more homes burned, 28 people dead at last count, 1.25 BILLION animals dead and they are still bullshitting every day that they are doing their bit for climate change. They argue that we are 1% of the emissions and to do more than we should is silly. Others argue that that was our contribution to the Second World War. Australia's international reputation is at the lowest it has ever been. White Trash of the Pacific. 

Post Script.

Former Coral Snakes bas player Gordy Blair lives in Mallacoota which is still off limits due to fires and all the roads in and out are closed. 4000 people were on the beach around New Years Day, waiting for the signal to put their heads under water. Eventually the navy was called in to get them out via the ocean.
Our guitarist in the mistLY, Stuart Perera drove into Mallacota to play a gig on New Years Eve with his dance band. They ended up helping to save the pub and also completed the gig! They got out on a non Navy boat,  leaving his car and gear there. Here is a story via the ABC.

Also, Coral Snake guitarist Rod Haywards' elderly mother was at home in Ensay, near Omeo with fire threatening the farm on three sides before she was driven to safety.

Shit has gotten real!

2020 shows
Feb 7th Dave Graney and Clare Moore play Hardys Bay Club, Central Coast NSW

Feb 9th Dave Graney and Clare Moore play Smiths in Canberra with Coral Snake Robin Casinader joining them on mellotron. 

Feb 20th Dave Graney and Clare Moore play the Ember Lounge (Memo Music Hall) St Kilda. 

Feb 22nd , Mona Foma, Hobart 1pm show

Feb 23rd , Longley, Tasmania 2pm show

Dave Graney solo dates in WA in February.

Dave Graney and Clare Moore with Georgio "the dove" Valentino and Malcolm Ross

Dave Graney and Clare Moore with Robin Casinader - In Concert


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...
If you are from outside of Australia and wish to purchase a Compact Disc copy of ZIPPA DEEDOO WHAT IS/WAS THAT/THIS? please use this button (different postage)



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