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Releasing a digtital single every month since February 2016. 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.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Swingy George - truths EEKS out at last

Swingy George was a song recorded by the Moodists in London in 1984. We'd been playing it for a while back in Melbourne before we'd left so we might have cooked it up in late 1982.

We were in that Melbourne post punk scene where everybody wrote songs about???? Well, you had to make it up. Drag stuff out of your own environment. But the culture we enjoyed mostly was in the USA or UK.  We hated Oz Rock for the most part.

Anyway, our sound was pretty impenetrable. Bass and drums to the fore and two guitars wailing from the get go.

Here's a clip of us playing it live in London in late '84. It's at about 10 or 11 in the morning and was filmed at the Camden palace.



The Birthday party had  tune called Dead Joe and I guess people thought it was another case of a band stealing their licks.

But I was writing the lyrics and the stories and this came from a  different direction. It was about a character who used to appear on the swings at the playground up the road from where I grew up in Mt Gambier. The Playground was in a block with houses on all sides. It was accessable through a couple of lanes on each side. Not visible fom any road and with a  pretty high iron fence on all sides .

Here is a map. The playground was in the area in the centre marked "6". I grew up in Werona st, which you can see at the top of the picture.



So, if you were a kid of pre school age and wandered up there and there was this bloke in a  black suit sitting and swinging ....... you might be a bit spooked, wouldn't ya?

Years later, in 1982 I wrote the lyrics....

 SWINGY GEORGE
george was real enough
it didn't take much to make him swing
he was a black coat that we all coloured
yeah something from sleep caught in our light
a bad shape caught in our back yard
we wanted to see him swing
he was hangin around this jungle jim
just a black coat drifting
swingy george
he was a black coat that we all coloured
yeah something from sleep caught in our light
a bad shape caught in our back yard
he was still there when he had gone
we wanted to see him swing
he was hangin around this jungle jim
just a black coat drifting
swingy george 


I thought I'd write this because I noticed a discussion on Facebook about this character. It was on a page where people who grew up in Mt Gambier share photos and stories.
They started to talk of this fellow, "George" and I thought it was amazing how he had stuck in so many people's brains for so long. 

The places that are mentioned, in George riding a bike to and from are a mill town called Tarpeena which is 24.5 kilometres from Mt Gambier and Port McDonnell which is 22 kilometres from Mt Gambier and 52 from Tarpeena. he must have been very fit. 

Each line below was a different comment. 



Does anyone remember a guy ? called George who used to ride his bike to the Bay quite regularly.
And as others have said - wore a suit! Even in stinking hot weather.
In hindsight, that was one of the things that made him different
I heard he lived in a town north of the Mount.
He had terrible teeth....


Yeah - I remember George - vaguely!



Swingin george !!!!



Yes - that's what I remember - him on the swing 


he liked the swings at Port Mac



Think he came from Tarpeena



Swinger George's real name was George Coleman and he lived in Tarpena. He would regularly ride his bike from there to the Bay to swing and sing he used to sing "Davey Crockett" over and over. Some people used to be scared of him but we kids knew that he was harmless for some reason.



Swinger George he'd sit on the swings at Pt. Mac. for hours. also there was a guy in the Mount I think his name was something Kingsley



Kingsley Osborne




Yes I remember Georgie Colman who use to ride his bike down to Pt MacDonnel each weekend.he lived in Tarpeena.



Yes. I remember him well. Part of our childhood memories.



He used to call into our shop at Allendale and buy a single cone ice cream. Mum offered him a double for the same price and he said he would pick up the extra ice cream next week.



lots of Comments about George on a post I put up ages ago re the merry go round swing.



Yep Denise I loved the merry go round



Swinging George and Kingsley would be out for a training ride



Remember Swinging George & I think 'Kingsley Killer Knightley !! Was the other fellow !!



Was his real name Kingsley? I never knew that. We always called him Kevin.



May have been Kevin Coral not sure .





Killer. Did he wear a South footy jumper?



Yes



Saw him in Adelaide long time ago, eating a raw chicken, about 45 years ago



I remember Killer Knightly also ,a rough diamond who use to frequent the streets.



Can only Remember ' Killer ' had dark bushy hair !



I remember Killer knightly . Pretty harmless from memory. He had a girlfriend and came to the local cabarets where people would egg them on to dance quite frantically but the bar staff used to monitor his drink intake.



Swinging George lived in Tarpeena and would ride his bike to PT Mac Donnell and ride on the swing all day long



And oil everything



Swinging George used to go to the playground off Tallara Ave and we wouldn't stay if he was on the swings ! 



Yes down from rymill place






Yes His Name Was George Coleman And He Lived At Tarpeena With His Parents



Yes George rode his bike from tarpeena, sometimes would spend the day at playground just off of talara ave, he was always dressed in a dark suit, most of the local kids felt a bit threatened by him, he was a harmless guy and enjoyed the swings!



I remember my Dad talking about George. And some of the guys on the district council told me about him too.



I vaguely remember killer knightly winning bike races and a organised wheelbarrow race many years ago!



i remember George who rode from Tarpeena and used to get on the swings, he was harmless and i am sure he only wanted to talk to someone. Killer Knightly i also remember and he was harmless as well.



We called him swinging George and he used to swing in the playground off Tallara Ave near where I lived in Rymill Place and come into our front yard and drink out of the tap. I would love to know his story. That was in the early 60s



Yes I remember George Coleman. He lived with his parents in a house behind ours in Tarpeena. He also used to ride his bike to Kalinga door and get on the train to Adelaide . Don,t know what he did down there but he used to come home the next day on the train. Pretty harmless guy but did have some problems.



I can remember swinging George and killer knightly both harmless



Yea an claimed the bloody slippery dip at Pt Mac we were scared of him when we were little !



But were harmless yes



Yes last i heard he was run over and killed on his way to the Bay to have a swing must have been 38 /40 years ago



About rite



I reckon he came from Tarpeena. We used to call him swinging George as he would have a swing at Port Mac and then ride home.



Swinging George used to visit playground in Tallara ave.(65-75) mt. Gambier



Sounds like he certainly got around.



I think he was run over on Pt mac road in the end



Oh dear, that would've been tragic.



Used to be at the Bay late 50's when we had our Bay house - Swingin' George.



Also used to apear at the Nangwarry school in the 50s



hi Andy - i remember him. dad once picked him up in our van and gave him a lift to the bay.he got out and went straight to the swings.for some reason we used to call him "swinging joe"



We used to call him swingin' George. My memory of him was that he was always smiling and had yellow teeth. Always on the swings. Vaguely remember the bike. Didn't know he had been killed riding tho' . Sad as he was a harmless chap.



Yes - extremely yellow teeth.
Never got close enough to smell his breath lol.



Me nether. He was a bit daunting.



Swinging George we knew him as



Andy ! You sure bought so many memories back to so many people good on you 



Sad to think of George being killed though , ( doing what he loved most I guess )!riding his bike to & fro to the swings !!



This is the key, he lived and died doing what was important to him



Exactly Denis!



Love it.



Yes certainly do.



In other news, we have a new single coming out in  a week or so. It's a pop blues called BE SAD FOR ME. I broke the three minute barrier for this one. 


                                                   Dave Graney And the mistLY
Feb 22nd Aotea Square concert Auckland Feb 23rd , Golden Dawn, Auckland
Dave Graney and Clare Moore NSW dates w/ special guests from Brussels/Miami Georgio "the Dove" Valentino and Patrizia.

Sunday 2nd April(2.30pm - 5.30pm TBC)- Dangar Island Bowling Club NSW
Tuesday 4th April (7pm - 9pm) Georgio only @ The Bearded Tit -
Thursday 6th April - Oxley Wine Bar Cowra
Friday 7th April - Bowral Bowling Club
Saturday 8th April - Gearin Hotel, Katoomba
Sunday 9th April - Smiths Canberra






Sunday, February 5, 2017

post flood and more Bowie show de briefing - upcoming shows and releases

This was the running order for the Bowie In Berlin shows we did in January. The band was Clare Moore on drums and bv's, Stu Thomas on bass and bv's, JP Shilo and Pnny Ikinger on guitars, Miles Brown on vintage synths and theremin, Robin Casinader on piano, mellotron, organ and violin and Mick Harvery on percussion, bv's, sampler, acoustic guitar and lead vocals on one song. We rehearsed in the week before the end of 2016 and people tried out different songs. About four people wanted to do "Heroes" and clashed on other choices as well. Mick Harvey had to chooose songs and singers and then off we went. I chose songs that I thought were rockers and also were deep album tracks. In the end I also played harmonica on A New Career In A New Town as well. It was fun just running on and putting everything into a song and coming off. The show was more about the band and the music and the songs in the end. Blackout and JOE THE LION  had really odd phrasing and changes. Difficult to remember the words. The recordings had great guitar lines and riffs that would have helped but they were buried in the artsy mixes. I had to look up live versions of the songs to see how Bowie and his band played the songs years after their originl recording, and saw how they straightened them out. These two songs had guitar lines that were real architectural, the original recordings obscured them as if they'd done it to something as strong as REBEL REBEL. Bowie just wrote great groovers and rockers but was trying to understate that. IMHO.
The band was exceptional and it was great fun pending time with all the singers too.

*means instrumental...

  
Warszawa - Michael Nolan
*A New Career in a New Town
Sound and Vision – Jess R. & Michael Nolan
Nightclubbing Kim Salmon
Breaking Glass – Kim Salmon
* Art Decade
Always Crashing in the Same Car - Ron Peno
What in the World – Ron Peno
*Speed of Life
*Subterraneans - Max Sharam
Be My Wife – Max Sharam
Yassassin – Dave Graney
The Secret Life of Arabia – Kylie Auldist

INTERMISSION

* Sense of Doubt
Fantastic Voyage – Mick Harvey
Beauty and the Beast – Kylie Auldist
Joe the Lion – Dave Graney
Sons of the Silent Age – Kim S. & Max Sh.
* Neukoln
Red Money – Ron Peno
Look Back in Anger – Ron Peno
Blackout  - Dave Graney
D.J. – Kylie Auldist
* V-2 Schneider
Heroes – Michael Nolan
Boys Keep Swinging - Michael Nolan, Max Sharam, Kim Salmon

ENCORE

Funtime – Kim Salmon

Ok, we are still dealing with the late 2016 studio flood. Came home last night , driving through another monsoonal deluge in the hills. Roads streaming with water and debris. Around our street in the twilight three men were out dragging a large tree branch from the road in torrential rain. Kuckily, that very morning we'd had a roof plumber clear our gutters and attend to a problematic part of the roof. So we had no water inside. Result!

We play our first show of 2017 with the mistLY this Friday and i am really loking forward to it.


Upcoming shows

Dave Graney And the mistLY
Friday Feb 10th 2017
Appearing with VICTORIANA GAYE who are launching their new album
Caravan Club - Melbourne


Harry Howard and the NDE
Flying Saucer Club Feb 17th

Dave Graney And the mistLY
Feb 22nd Aotea Square concert Auckland Feb 23rd , Golden Dawn, Auckland
Dave Graney'n' the Coral Snakes
Melbourne NGV March 3rd
Adelaide - March 9th - Riverbank Palais, Elder park. ADELAIDE FESTIVAL.
Lizottes in Newcastle March 31st.
Sydney April 1st - the Basement
Dave Graney and Clare Moore NSW dates w/ special guests from Brussels/Miami Georgio "the Dove" Valentino and Patrizia.

Sunday 2nd April(2.30pm - 5.30pm TBC)- Dangar Island Bowling Club NSW
Tuesday 4th April (7pm - 9pm) Georgio only @ The Bearded Tit -
Thursday 6th April - Oxley Wine Bar Cowra
Friday 7th April - Tooses Wine Bar , 490-494 Argyle St, Moss Vale
Saturday 8th April - Gearin Hotel, Katoomba
Sunday 9th April - Smiths Canberra


There's a Cockaigne Records blog with links to recent media and also arts activities related to us.

Our next single , BE SAD FOR ME, is out Feb 24th 


This can be pre ordered here.


 I've been reading some Wyndham Lewis, A Revenge For Love (1935), and some more Doris Lessing, London Observed (1992). We watched two seasons of the original Twin Peaks and also Ken Russell's THE DEVILS on VHS which was lent to us by Michael Nolan.
Neighbours has also been amazing with the return of DEE in 2017. 

We went to the Sydney Myre Music Bowl twice in a week to see both Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and PJ Harvey. Greatly enjoyed both gigs. That is a big "room". (Its open aired if you don't know) . I liked all of Nicks new stuff the best and PJ Harvey only really played stuff from her last two albums. That was good because they're the ones I like as well.


 Be Seeing You.



Thursday, January 12, 2017

After the flood! - Bowie In Berlin shows - I NEED TO BE HOT

2016 ended for us with a deluge in outer Melbourne of biblical proportions. Had just gotten home froma  long drive from South Australia. I'd been working in the basement studio but turned the desktop computer off when I heard thunder and lightning. Was sitting around watching the rain stream down the windows, hoping we were watertight and went to look downstairs again and saw, to my horror, rain streaming like an open tap from a light fitting directly above the computer, archival back up hard drives, mixing desk, keyboard and preamps. It was a swamp!

Brought all the gear upstairs as the rain eased and assessed the damage. Of course, you think the worst. It's all cactus.

Checked insurance coverage. Couple of days later took the computer and (seven) hard drives to  a digital recoverybusiness. they opened all the devices and had a look and found they were all ok.

In the mean time we were rehearsing for a run of Bowie In Berlin shows in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. Clare Moore was playing drums on 22 tracks and had to get across the material. I was one of five singers and had to get to grips with three orfour songs. Mick harvey was musical director and evenytually got the two sets together and assigned which songs to which singers.
The band , aside from Clare, was Stu Thomas on bass and vocals (amazingly well prepared) , JP Shilo and Penny Ikinger on guitars (ditto for chops, sounds and shating of parts), Miles Brown on vintage synths and theremin and Robin Casinader on piano and mellotron. Mick Harvey had vocals, percussion, guitar, sampler, kazoo and general band direction and conducting to take care of. it all sounded great.

The singers were myself, Ron Peno, Kim Salmon, Max Sharam, Kylie Auldist and Michael Nolan. (Jess Ribeiro also performed in melbourne)

The first show was a Friday night at the Triffid in Brisbane, kind of a hot house rock club show. the second was at a  seated Enmore Theatre in Sydney on Saturdaty night and then Sunday at Hamer Hall in Melbourne. Friday 14th January we play at the Reagl Theatre in Perth. For this gig, Mick Harvey will be replaced by a  local MD whom nobody knows so we are a bit tense about this. Mick is in Singapore playing with PJ Harvey.

I chose some pretty obscure songs for some reason. Joe The Lion and Blackout from Heroes and Yassassin from Lodger. I also pay harmonica on the instrumental A New Career In A New Town from Low.

It's been a great experience. So much respect for ALL the players getting across the material. A lot of the songs are great David Bowie pop rock grooves with a  finicky veneer of artsy stuff happening in the arrangements and the mixing. Great guitar licks buried where they could have been bigger and more pronounced. Vocal lines coming in and out at odd, disjointed angles. Queer timings and extra bars here and there. (Everybody got to searching Youtube to see how Bowie and band actually played some of the tracks a couple of years or even decades later and found that they themsleves had had to straighten some of the kinks out, too.)
It's also been hliarious spending down time with Ron Peno and Kim Salmon. All of us used to performing whole shows and here, just running on to do a song or two as part of an ensemble.

Several singers wanted to do Heroes but Mick Harvey brought in Michael Nolan, who had been involved in some LINER NOTES type arts shows based around classic albums and performers, to do that song and he totally ruled it.

A review from the Sydney show by ross clelland

I have eventually re assembled the studio upstairs and everything seems to be working though I am furiously backing everything up again.
Apart from the music files going back more than a decade I had a couple of unpublished books.

Water damage downstairs has to be addressed and its not really an environment to be sitting in. Mould has set in part of the ceiling. Will be assessed in a  fortnight as so much damage happened in the area. Quite a start to teh year.

We have a new digital single out and I'm figuring ut what to do for February's release.

This time it's, I NEED TO BE HOT.





We have some live shows coming up. Coral Snakes and mistLY shows to start with. A trip to New Zealand and a run of duo shows with some European friends in April.

Dave Graney And the mistLY
Friday Feb 10th 2017
Appearing with VICTORIANA GAYE who are launching their new album
Caravan Club - Melbourne

Harry Howard and the NDE
Flying Saucer Club Feb 17th

Dave Graney And the mistLY
Feb 22nd Aotea Square concert Auckland Feb 23rd , Golden Dawn, Auckland
Dave Graney and Clare Moore NSW dates w/ special guests from Brussels/Miami Georgio "the Dove" Valentino and Patrizia.

Sunday 2nd April(2.30pm - 5.30pm TBC)- Dangar Island Bowling Club NSW
Tuesday 4th April (7pm - 9pm) Georgio only @ The Bearded Tit -
Thursday 6th April - Oxley Wine Bar Cowra
Friday 7th April - Tooses Wine Bar , 490-494 Argyle St, Moss Vale
Saturday 8th April - Gearin Hotel, Katoomba
Sunday 9th April - Smiths Canberra



Thursday, December 15, 2016

I Ain't Hi Vis - December single for Dave Graney and Clare Moore. 2016 all up in our grills



It started in February with I'm A Good Hater and has continued for all of 2016.
A single song written, recorded and released each month. All instruments played by myself, and Clare Moore (except for Drifting Donna Reed which was an experiment in reusing an older band track (in the 70s reggae style), in this case that of You had To Be Drunk from 2007). Most of the tracks were credited to Dave Graney and Clare Moore.

There is a page on the official website with information and sound video links and lyrics to each track. Otherwise, you can follow these links.

I'm a Good Hater
This Is the Deadest Place I've Ever Died In
I Been Trendy
Drifitng Donna Reed
Are You Out Of Your Mind? (Get Back In) 
You Need a Kleek, Klook
Rupert's Pet's Grave
Matey, From On High
Let's Kick this Mob Out
I Ain't Hi Vis

and to come in January..   I Need To be Hot

What was I on about in these songs? I'm past being any kind of narrative writer. I always dropped gags in regard to what dopey thing my songs blew up from. I'm better than most songwriters. Its a known fact! People have terribly low expectations in regard to songwriting in general though. Being a musician is quite annoying sometimes because you're always running into people who think they know all about it. Hey - they know squat, really. Only a fighter knows what its like to get punched right in the mush. So I'll throw a few feckin' bones out here. Don't get mad- I know I ain't for everybody. I was thinking on what someone told at a party - to get started, then Willie Nelson, Al Green, Charlie Parker, the internet, John Mayall, Rupert and his attack dogs, Wyndham Lewis, Scott Morrison - Peter Dutton, Bligh, Work clothes and authenticity and is it better to be hot or cold?

There were articles published in the Adelaide Review. The latest of which is focussed on Henry Reynolds book, Unnecessary Wars.

Also Banana Lounge Broadcasting every Tuesday on Triple R.  Got to speak to amazing people like Shirley Collins, Genevieve Fry, Barry Adamson, Kamasi Washington, and historians Henry Reynolds and Staurt McIntyre.

There was a tour of Europe , mainly built around an invitation to play at what may be the last ATP festival, curated by comedic artist, Stewart Lee.
These shows in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, Wales, London, France, Amsterdam and Brussels were great to play. A special experience playing with Malcolm Ross on guitar again. The two guitar band with Malcolm and myself was excellent fun. (When we played in the late 80s and early 90s I could write songs on the guitar but never performed with one.)  Very fresh, people would say, "it's like Television!" Malcolm and I would look at each other with raised eyebrows and nod our heads and go along with it. Got to take compliments like that on the chin!


We played further shows as Dave Graney 'n the Coral Snakes , all of which were very enjoyable and powerful events More are planned for next year.




We also played shows in Australia as Dave Graney and the mistLY. Thats me, Clare, Stu Thomas and Stuart Perera. Highlights were two gigs at the jazz club bennetts Lane and the Grandview in Fairfield. The band is so perfect for my songs. Playing at a low volume like you have to do at Bennetts is a real treat. Everything at the level of the bass drum. The voices all present in the room. I loved it. Very different to the Coral Snakes, though each band plays songs all written by me. With the Coral Snakes I don't play guitar, I just bring some moves and work the mic.


photo by Barry C Douglas

We recorded the third album for Harry Howard and the NDE before we left for Europe and it came out when  we got back. More shows were done and harry and Edwina toured Europe with some players from over there. (We were unable to do the dates due to other committments)




I wrote a second memoir which is being considered by a publisher for release next year and continued to work at a novel I've been trying to crack for years now.

At the moment we are focussed on rehearsing for the Bowie in Berlin show we are both involved in (as well as Stu Thomas on bass) for the first week of January.


Then there are shows booked for the mistLY, the Coral Snakes and a run of shows as a duo in regional NSW. Dave Graney and Clare Moore alongh with international comrades, Georgio "the Dove" Valentino and Patrizia F.

We intend to be back in Europe mid year.

Thanks to everybody for your support in 2016! Now we all enter the Trump years of what I have heard termed as THE AGE OF ANGER!

We've got to live through it so let's be tough together. Let's Get Tight!


Upcoming shows
4th annual Boxing Day Joint- Dave Graney and Clare Moore at the Hotel Metro in Adelaide. Playing with special guests the Cowboys Of Love.
Monday Dec 26th



Dave Graney – one of several vocalists (with Kylie Auldist, Kim Salmon, Ron Peno, Max Sharam) in the show BOWIE IN BERLIN – music director Mick Harvey. Clare Moore drums, Stu Thomas bass, Robin Casinader keys, Miles Brown on classic synths.

Jan 6th – Triffid Brisbane
Jan 7th Enmore theatre Sydney,  
Jan 8th Hamer Hall Melbourne  
Jan 14th Regal Theatre Perth

Dave Graney And the mistLY
Friday Feb 10th 2017
Appearing with VICTORIANA GAYE who are launching their new album
Caravan Club - Melbourne

Harry Howard and the NDE
Flying Saucer Club Feb 17th

Dave Graney And the mistLY
Feb 22nd Aotea Square concert Auckland Feb 24th , Golden Dawn, Auckland
Dave Graney'n' the Coral Snakes
Melbourne NGV March 3rd

Lizottes in Newcastle March 31st.
Sydney April 1st - the Basement 

Dave Graney and Clare Moore NSW dates w/ special guests from Brussels/Miami Georgio "the Dove" Valentino and Patrizia.

Sunday 2nd April (2.30pm - 5.30pm TBC)- Dangar Island Bowling Club NSW
Tuesday 4th April (7pm - 9pm) Georgio only @ The Bearded Tit -
Thursday 6th April - Oxley Wine Bar Cowra
Friday 7th April - Tooses Wine Bar , 490-494 Argyle St, Moss Vale
Saturday 8th April - Gearin Hotel, Katoomba
Sunday 9th April - Smiths Canberra

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Let's Kick This Mob Out - November digital single.

Yes, first post since Trump got elected. Nobody saw that coming. Though the hot takes on why what happened happened have been dizzying. Post believing anybody situation.
Can only be bad for humanity, that's a given. IMHO.

The right wingers are so happy. Here we have the drivelling idiots led by Red Headed Hanson saying " I told ya so!". Malcolm Roberts, wild eyed Senator voted in by 77 people, acting as if he is representing the nation. Calling out the CSIRO, the Bureau of Meterology, NASA... hey every scientist in the world, that climate change is a sham.  God help us. I have empirical evidence, he is an idiot. But what do I know? I mean , what do I do with what I know?




Brandis, what an arse. Attorney General for business, former arts minister.

Scott Morrison, minister for Cronulla. His language is reaching for ? Dunno. Not anything poetic or grand. Formerly the immigration minister, he delighted in "taking the sugar from the table", so asylum seekers could not espy a glimmer of hope. .
Now he's the Treasurer. He uses phrases such as "the government has wiped it's face". I don't know what he's trying to say. I think it's an allusion to a small child getting it's face dirty and wiping it. Some small idea of domestic irritation and mad, sugar driven activity again.
Then he  started going on about Labour "squeezing the lemon". He was saying "you can only squeeze the lemon so much...." I found this most disturbing as it has always been a sexual metaphor. Muddy Waters or Willie Dixon used it and then Led Zeppelin stole it for "The Lemon Song". I don't want politicians talking in sexual metaphors!
Next he'll be weilding and waving his "throbbing purple headed Gila Monster " at some poor woman on the ABC. (Not with Ray Hadley, who hosts Morrison regularly). Keep it in your pants, mate!

Then Dutton. The immigration minister. From Northern Queensland. A former cop. I'm writing in three letter sentences. An evil brute.

The Trump election has hypercharged all these right wingers and encoraged them to really let fly.
They are really telling us what they reckon. Dutton thinks the Liberal govt of 1977 let in too many Lebanese. Thats how far back he's gone so far.




DUTTON DRESSED AS MAN!

I wrote this song during the election in June. But it kept being relevant. Times are tough, bastardry everywhere.

The IPA running policy. Who are they? Neo Con bastards. Bastards Incorporated!

This was how Rupert  directed his readers in Sydney in the 2013  election.



In case you missed it , we had a  release asking what will happen to Rupert's pets? The generously salaried lapdogs who do his bidding? Who do they sup with now? How will history see them? Who will clean their graves when they die?





No more shows for 2016. Getting busy in January, as part of this David Bowie show.





Upcoming shows

ANNUAL BOXING DAY show at the METRO in Adelaide Dec 26th - Dave Graney and Clare Moore with special guests.
Dave Graney – one of several vocalists (with Kylie Auldist, Kim Salmon, Ron Peno, Max Sharam) in the show BOWIE IN BERLIN – music director Mick Harvey. Clare Moore drums, Stu Thomas bass, Robin Casinader keys
Jan 6th – Triffid Brisbane, Jan 7th Enmore theatre Sydney, Jan 8th Hamer Hall Melbourne Jan 14th Regal Theatre Perth
Dave Graney And the mistLY
Friday Feb 10th 2017
Appearing with VICTORIANA GAYE who are launching their new album
Caravan Club - Melbourne

Harry Howard and the NDE
Flying Saucer Club Feb 17th

Dave Graney And the mistLY
Feb 22nd Aotea Square concert Auckland Feb 24th , Golden Dawn, Auckland
Dave Graney'n' the Coral Snakes
Melbourne NGV March 3rd

Lizottes in Newcastle April 31st.
Sydney April 1st - the Basement


The monthlty digital releases will keep happening . Decembers will be "I Ain't HI Vis".




Sunday, October 9, 2016

audio and video links to the October single, Matey From On High - show at Bennetts Lane Oct 23rd

Matey From On High is at itunes and Bandcamp now.




The title came from a line in THE APES OF GOD By Wyndham Lewis. It just jumped out at me. His writing was like that. He was also a painter, a great favourite of Captain Beefhearts.





Two Genius's.

 It's a song about how I feel I might distractedly, half engage with people. Sorry about that.

The language of the song is playful. It's not at all a narrative thing. It's all in the present, the drifting chorus which kicks in pretty quickly and stays in the groove. The chords continually rising and the drums swinging hard on the ride cymbal.

I played acoustic , electric , bass guitars and keys. Clare Moore played the drums.
Stu Thomas played  the trumpet and sang some amazing backing vocals, along with Emily Jarrett and Will Hindmarsh who appear courtesy of Go Go Sapien.



We are playing  a rare show in Melbourne for 2016 at Bennetts Lane Sunday Oct 23rd.



Wednesday, October 5, 2016

October single out on Friday. "Matey, From On High"

It's a jazzy groover. The chords and the beat drive it. Clare put down the beat before heading interstate and I cooked it with bass, guitar and keys. Stu Thomas added trumpet and backing vocals and Will Hindmarsh and Emily Jarrett - courtesy of Go Go Sapien - added some harmonies too.


It has words.
Here they are for you to consider.


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digital dope o' mine

telco moloko

go pro

pro quo

anti bono

friendly fire!

Oh pal!

oh betacam!

Oh wifi!

a big skype of ooh scream

feel the singularity!

tickled pixel

aaaah

matey, from on high

go viral!

song

go viral!

infection!

I'm liking the passion

we have to have a conversation 
I dose

I want

I don't

I me

limey

aura

you're a

aurora

standin' at the door

can't get past

can't cross the floor

il y aura

aurora

can't stop

can't start

is it your....?

aura?

or a ....?

bored to the core

hangin' on at the door

I saw...

stuck in my craw

not craw!

started out bawlin'

ended up bawlin'

the frenchy couldn't stay on

there were millions of us

half of me got through

I broke the lore

the lore

matey, from on high

if you need me

listen

I'll be at the foot of your head

matey, from on high



yeah!


photo of dave graney by Barry Douglas

FEARFUL WIGGINGS

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

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SUPERMODIFIED - August 2010 remixed/re-sung/re-strung//remastered/replayed comp via PAYPAL

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also available as a digital album

Knock yourself (2009)-first ever dg solo set-filthy electro r&b-available via Paypal- $20

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available as a digital album too

We Wuz Curious (2008)-blazing R&B jazz pop album available via paypal-$20

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UNAVAILABLE-COMPLETELY SOLD OUT!!!
AVAILABLE AS A DIGITAL album

Keepin' It Unreal-(2006)-minimalist/lyrical vibes,bass and 12 string set - available $20 via Paypal

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Hashish and Liquor (2005 double disc by Dave Graney and Clare Moore) available via Paypal $25

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UNAVAILABLE-COMPLETELY SOLD OUT!!!
Single album HASHISH available as a digital release

Heroic Blues- "folk soul" set from 2002-Available $20 via Paypal

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UNAVAILABLE ! Completely sold out!

Night of the Wolverine-1993-Reissued 2004 w/extra tracks from the future-available $20 via paypal

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

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