We have a new song out right now. Its a re-recording of Saturday Night Bath which originally appeared on Hashish and Liquor in 2005.
The song and accompanying clip were all captured in the tv studio at RMIT. Thanks to everybody who worked on it.
Its a pre-pandemic recording. No overdubs, just a tight combo all paying together in a studio.
saturday night bath
steam and heat electric light
the world is really happening down in the city
but I am here at my place
with my big toe in the tap and a wet cloth over my eyes
I am out of time, baby
I am fresh and rested now
tomorrow people will be madly reading the newspaper outside their cafes
looking for a life where they could lay down
one saturday night in a bath of hot water
and let the world world go by
I am irrelevant
I am just not there
I am here
I am not in the moment of the world
I am havin a moment of our own here in this house
in this part of the world
the trees black and swaying with the wind in the darkness outside
there's a dirt road leading to this house
I've stood in the field and looked across at the lights in the night
and wondered what it would be like to come across this scene
a saturday night bath stickin my leg out the side
I played the guitar, bass and sang on the original 2005 recording. Clare Moore played the piano and Warren Ellis plucked some violin stuff in there as well. (He sent it from his studio in Paris).
We never subsequently played the song live much but whenever we did so people really reacted to it. Must be one of those songs that has a funny, folkie charge in it. Though its really reaching for some jazz tones in it. This is the 2021 version at Bandcamp.
Clare Moore and I have been in the studio recording some songs for the two projected releases we have in mind. These songs are more for a Graney and Moore collection. Just loose, weird songs, not meant for a band to play.
We have started the following ...
The Smoking Years
I Was No Captain
Ronnie Loves To Hear People Talk
Where Did You Glom Your Glimmer?
Everyday Its The Blues, Period.
The Ballroom Blitzed.
The Anita Effect
Beckett And Joyce
Diaghelev And Nijinsky
I Knew The Wild Angels
We go into a studio in Melbourne in a couple of weeks with the mistLY to record songs for a more rock'n'roll collection.
What Used To be There?
We Need Cash
The Old Swagger
Wilco Got No Wilcos
Where Are You In The Underworld?
Now You Must Die
There are quite a few other songs happening as well. And Clare Moore has her own album to do....
In the meantime we have some dates to do. Most of these are by Clare Moore and myself, except for July 17th at the Brunswick Ballroom which will be a rare Dave Graney and the mistLY event. Why is that? Mostly the pandemic. Numbers of people allowed in rooms is limited in most states so a duo makes sense. Also, things are so open to last minute changes and border closures. When its just us two, we aren't having to mange too many changed flights or hotel bookings.
Friday July 2nd -
Three Brothers Arms, Macclesfield SA
Saturday July 3rd Trinity Sessions - Adelaide SA
318 Goodwood Road, Clarence Park, SA 5034
Sunday July 4th Bellwether Wines - Coonawarra SA
Thursday July 8th
Goleby's Basemen West Street Ipswich, QLD
Friday July 9th Imperial Hotel Eumundi, QLD
Saturday July 10th Toowoomba Bar Wunder , QLD
Saturday July 24th , Archies Creek Hotel, Victoria
Friday 30th July 30th
Citadel Murwullimbah, QLD
Friday August 13th Smiths - Canberra
Saturday August 14th - Palais BallroomKatoomba, NSW
Firast of a FOUR WEEK residency by Dave Graney and Clare Moore in this boutique venue.
“I caught a set from Dave Graney and
Clare Moore at Finding Fillmore’s in Kiama.
As always I just dig their vibe.
Doing it their way, with their
smooky sounds (smooth and kooky, a term I have coined just for them) weird and hilarious songs and stories and Dave’s golden voice.
Cool venue too!”
We watched the last season of RAY DONOVAN. I highly recommend this show! This season was epic in its grim, deathly gripping of ya. Like tv Death Metal. Apparently it was cancelled after this but due to audience outrage (like Deadwood) a movie is to be made which will tie up all the loose ends.
I also bought a hardback book which has five books by Vladimir Nabokov in it. Wow! Lolita was such a horror story! And such a clear eyed view of the USA in 1947. Granted, by an evil minded and perverse freak but it is such good writing. I haven't seen the Kubrick directed movie in many years but I read that it was very much influenced by what was allowed to be filmed in Hollywood. The code. In the book, the girl, Dolores (Lolita) is twelve years old.
Be seeing you.