ONE MILLION YEARS DC

by Dave Graney and Clare Moore

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1.
he was a sore winner he was a sore winner it was a thing a real thing they gathered in mobs they gathered together to howl the sore winners they were the real people the forgotten ones he was their boy their man I mean oh yes a man he was big on that the sore winner they had everything that you could want but they heard whispers about other people who got stuff too, too easily they turned to the sore winner they heard the sore winner he spoke for them he said “I got this…” he was a sore winner he was a sore winner
2.
Hell is you, babe c’mon over here and give me a taste of whatever you feel like givin’ me throw me a bone finish me off babe tell me what I did and what I do hell is you, babe I got no reflection you got to tell me how I am you got to tell me what I look like how are my shoes? babe How is my breath? babe! hell is you, babe O beast! machine! unfeeling presence! unseeing eye! octopi lets gild the lily I’m burnin up with your eye you never look at me no more! you know all about me I cant do anything to change to be new in your eyes I’m at the mouth, the hellmouth I don’t care oh its dark and hot we don’t know much and we’re cool with that hell is you, babe it’s wherever you are that’s where I wanna be hell is you, babe burnin’ in your reflection it’s the only one I’ve got hell is you, babe hell is you!
3.
Pop Ruins 05:10
Oh look at that beautiful song lyin’ there in the sand hey, where did that sand come from? must’ve come in with the song Pop Ruins I love this song! Hey, you know, we built this song this song in the sand Pop Ruins Edith Grove Powys Square 56 Hope Road Petrie Terrace This Brokedown Palace on Shakedown Street this Family Dog we listened from a window in the Mars Hotel there’s a Marquee Moon as well busted absolutely wrecked Pop Ruins The Roxy The Odeon Apollo Palais Olympia The Whiskey Detroit Grande yeah I felt bad for places and times that were never mine Brooklyn 79 back in the day, back in the day the Zen Arcade arcady arcadium with the Jimmy Castor Bunch Pop Ruins yeah I love this song
4.
I’m not just any nobody I’d have you know if you could hear me I’ve got words I can describe my rooms I know the limitations of my moment I’ve got ideas I’ve got ideas about my station I’m not just any nobody I’d have you know if you could hear me I’m not every nobody they’re not in me nobody knows nobodies like nobody knows no no nobodys know nobodies no it’s the celebrated ones that fascinate like nobodies business I wouldn’t say I’m the nobody’s nobody but if you could find a way to drop that into a conversation could ya? I’m not just any nobody I’d have you know if you could hear me
5.
Comrade of pop FKOP Former King Of Pop ironic? unnhh Iggy Pop Cincinatti pop peanut butter Radio Birdman up above yeah, hup Gabba Gabba Hey we accept you one of us Comrade Of Pop no time for talk of kings and queens got to make the scene got to kill the Dean Gabba Gabba Hey we accept you one of us Comrade Of Pop Miami Jim Sagittarius – bullshit got to get your kicks before the whole shithouse goes up in flames Gabba Gabba Hey we accept you one of us Comrade Of Pop a spectre walks the earth comrade of pop Gabba Gabba Hey we accept you one of us Comrade Of Pop
6.
when the going can’t get weird and the weird can’t get going when the going is only weird and the weird can’t get going where did all the freaks go? huh? how straight are weddings? they must be in a church though nobody knows a church it must be right anything else would be just weird when the going can’t get weird and the weird can’t get going when the going is only weird and the weird can’t get going where did all the freaks go? huh? where’s our green light? where’s our Kings Cross? where’s our Soho? what’s our sound? how can we tell what’s happening?
7.
you’ve been in my mind person where is my Id? where is my super-ego? you’ve got access Triple AAA you know my ways my passwords you’ve got clearance you’ve been in my mind person you’ve been in my mind you’ve read it and heard it all you’ve been to places I never want to know you’ve been in my mind person where is my north? my south? east or west? where is my evening star where is my donk? my badonk-a-donk? you’ve been in my mind
8.
Once I had an answering machine though I never asked it a question it wasn’t for me I suppose I could’ve called it myself but those were more serious times things were simpler everybody had one they were filters extensions others threw them up as screens force-fields that’s how simple things were you were in you were out you were how or away people knew you you knew how people knew you if you weren’t around they could leave a message on your answering machine don’t you wish you had an answering machine? it never got smart it never got any smarter it didn’t answer back it just answered people had no reason not to believe that you weren’t really there that you were sittin’ there listenin’ in real time “hello, you have called Blah, Blah and Blah we ain’t here right now leave a message after the beep and we might get back to ya hah!” Once I had an answering machine though I never asked it a question don’t you wish don’t you wish you had an answering machine?
9.
you can’t have your boogie and boogie too you can’t re-pop a cherry just your cork now all you curators out there all you curators nowhere phony rock’n’roll clubs guys collectin dogtags cosplay cos curators over here is the world so small that people like you can grab it? No! you can’t have your boogie and boogie too you’re a bad shopkeeper a sad barkeep got your bar in the street with the gunslingers we got the tales to tell you can’t have your boogie and boogie too dunno thyself I dunno dunno thyself barkeep! what’s with the make up? shave off that beard so many brands in one face! you can’t be iconical and be iconic too you can’t have your boogie and boogie too woah! you can’t have your boogie and boogie too
10.
I was at the mic so long losin’ my head I sung like a bird but I never squealed how would you be? In the afterlife in the words in peoples minds how would you be? finally I come clean and I’m dirty I got drunk in your eyes and let you crawl all over me don’t tape me up when I’m winding down when I won’t know what I’m sayin’ and I’m ridin’ in my wits how would you be? what if I come clean? and I’m dirty
11.
Old Friends 05:28
old friends and the way they lay their heavy hands on ya bony hugs when they drop down like birds of prey whatever grey old friends they know you for so long no no no no you hear a familiar sing and groan you go back to the hits you play the standards the classics old friends re-creatin’ the scenes again they were finished when I me them that was very attractive compelling they’ve been over forever there’s been no boom no bust old friends there’s a wreck on the lawn the gate is broke there’s a wreck on the couch lookin for coins old friends old busted couches and dead lawns I walked out of the room for a decade and blinked old friends they were over early closed off gated it was great old friends smilin’ skulls lampshades covered in human skin shocking teeth like what can you say? fuckin’ fuckin’ like cadavers what? like fuckin’ cadavers so many ways to say it old friends hello don’t take this bad just got the horrors old friends

about

This is their second album for 2019, coming hot on the smoking wheels of ZIPPA DEEDOO WHAT IS/WAS THAT/THIS? That was a “band” album - a “mistLY” album and this is an album of songs. The focus was on the eleven songs.

ONE MILLION YEARS DC
Pop sounds from the end of the world.
How is it ending for you?

ONE MILLION YEARS DC.

A vivid, rich and sparkling collection of songs. Reflective, searching and personal.

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!"

credits

released October 10, 2019

Dave Graney, vocals, electric, acoustic guitars, bass, autoharp, occasional keys .Clare Moore, drums, vibes, marimba, percussion, keys, melodica, backing vocals. Shane Reilly, pedal steel on tracks 1,4 and 5. Robin Casinader mellotron on track 8 Stu Thomas backing vocals. on tracks 3 and 4. Emily Jarrett and Will Hindmarsh (Go Go Sapien) backing vocals on track 11, Harry Howard and Edwina Preston, backing vocals on track 6.
Recorded and mixed at the Ponderosa in Melbourne April 2018 to August 2019 by Dave Graney and Clare Moore.. Mastered by Greg Wadley .
All songs written by Dave Graney. Copyright Control
“Iggy Pop - Cincinatti Pop – Peanut Butter - Radio Birdman up above – yeah hup…
Miami Jim – Sagittarius - bullshit! Got to get your kicks before the whole shithouse goes up in flames!....Comrade Of Pop…”

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dave graney Melbourne, Australia

From Melbourne, Australia.
Dave Graney and Clare Moore were once in the Moodists, singer and drummer respectively.Then there was the Coral Snakes and and now Dave Graney and the mistLY.
Stu Thomas on bass since 2004 and Stuart Perera on guitar since 1998
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