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, May 19, 2020

Stage It SEVEN Thursday May 21st 8pm AEST

First things first- Our next Stage It show is Thursday 21st at 8pm AEST. A link to get access here.

photo Bleddyn Butcher.

Hello comrades, am I alone in finding the current situation enlightening? I doubt it.

A great article on this feeling here. Prepare For The Ultimate Gaslighting.

I hope all the musicians are feeling it. Keep strong. The greatest periods in popular music have been brief moments when the players are in control and everybody else is catching up with them. Psychedelia, hip hop, bebop, reggae, punk. Fuck the business and people who want to get the ship back where it was, because where it was was not in the players favour.

I heard a Melbourne club owner talking on  radio about closing their business. How they couldn't afford to keep it going. All the people that were involved. The cleaners, the bar staff, the lighting people, the djs, the bookers and all the people who are contractors like musicians.... Last in line.

Well that business is closing but the players will abide is all I can say.

Hey we have this album coming out tomorrow as well. It's the first of three planned for this year. All from the vaults, different times and places and songs. This was from a one off gig we did in early February in Canberra with myself on guitars, Clare Moore on vibes , keys and percussion and Robin Casinader on keys/mellotron . Its called In Concert because that's the eay we played it and we had a  wonderful room and audience who let us play that way. (Even though it was not an actual theatre - more of a seated club).

You can preview and pre order for a very low price here at Apple Music.

 Our next Stage It show is Number seven. This includes a couple we have done in USA or UK friendly times. It has been pretty exciting. So many variables, the browser, the upload speed, the sheer number oif people online in THIS SITUATION. 

It has indeed exposed the poor quality of Australian internet possibilities, a plaything of the ruling conservative party since Labour came up with the idea of a national NBN and the conservatives - under Mr Nopey the Mad Monk Abbott - had to oppose EVERYTHING ( and were rewarded with government for doing so). They were mainly acting for Rupert Murdoch who feared a good broadband would undermine his Foxtel business. So they did his bidding. Abbott tossed the NBN to his party nemesis Malcolm Turnbull to gut and and enfeeble while explaining it would be cheaper. Turnbull did so - and still huffs and puffs that it is the best. Fuck that toff. In the nose.

So we are armed with a mobile broadband dongle as we dont get NBN until next month. But really, is there any other country on the globe which could benefit from good internet as much as distant (especially from each other) Australia?

Hey, I'm sounding angry! Oh well.
Stage It is quite a good platform and we have enjoyed a couple of Robyn Hitchcock and Emma Swift shows from their pad in Nashville. We also just saw that Ramsey Lewis is doing one soon! (4am Australian time makes it harsh though )  There is no facility for watching back - its all IN THE MOMENT.

Last week we ran through the Cruel Seas Black Stick, Taboo by Arthur Lymon and Frankies Negative by the Moodists as well as some deep cuts from our 1998 album The Dave Graney Show. (One of our favourite albums.) 

Other times we have done Sweet Surrender by Tim Buckley, High Coin by Van Dyke Parks, The Lowdown by Boz Scaggs, Dolphins by Fred Neil, Time Waits For No One by the Stones, You're Gonna Miss Me by The Thirteenth Floor Elevators, The Bogus Man by Roxy Music, 1-2-3 by the Len Barry Combo and others - as well as different cuts of ours from different albums each week. Clare on vibes, keys and percussion and me on guitars. Why not give it a burl?

We have been watching BERLIN BABYLON which is set in Berlin 1928/29 and is such a high quality German production.  Highly stressful viewing. But we can take it and have just started series three. 

Bryan Ferry apparently loved it so much he started doing music for it and then appeared in Series two singing in a  cabaret.

 A marvellous, subtle way of stringing out the politics of the time. People in power desperate to head off the Marxists, something called National Socialism in the background. Rough kooks they think they can use. Desperate poverty and casual violence. 

We have also been addicted to THE LAST DANCE. The story of the Chicago Bulls in their halcyon 90s period. Such a cast of characters and amazing skills. 

Started an occasional game of chess after lunch and reading a  few books on that. (If its good enough for the RZA!) 

Otherwise, just keeping up on some French Grammar and starting a book here and there. Finding it hard to settle on one.

Say strong and enlightened comrades! Lets hold the thoughts of a different world!

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