Matey, From On High

by dave graney

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A jazzy groover. Swinging beat with much action on the ride. The chords eternally rising.

About 4 minutes long.

A phrase I read in a book by modernist (early 20th century) author and painter Wyndham Lewis. (He was a big favourite of Captain Beefheart)

"Matey, From On High". This is how, I am sometimes told, I relate to people. Or maybe, how I hope that I do.

Also another of my songs worrying about the faux intimacy of the digital age.


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
matey, from on high
go viral!
go viral!
I'm liking the passion
we have to have a conversation

I dose
I want
I don't
I me
you're a
standin' at the door
can't get past
can't cross the floor
il y aura
can't stop
can't start
is it your....?
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
I'll be at the foot of your head
matey, from on high



released October 6, 2016
Dave Graney on acoustic and electric guitars, bass and keys.
Clare Moore on drums.
Trumpet by Stu Thomas.
Backing vocals by Stu Thomas and Will Hindmarsh and Emily Jarrett courtesy of Go Go Sapien.

photo of Dave Graney by Barry Douglas

Recorded and mixed by Dave Graney at the Ponderosa September 2016.



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dave graney and the mistLY Melbourne, Australia

Releasing a digital track every month since February 2016.

dave graney and the mistLY are a rock band from Melbourne, Australia.Dave Graney and Clare Moore were once in the Moodists, singer and drummer respectively.Then there was the Coral Snakes and the Dave Graney Show and the Lurid Yellow Mist and now the mistLY.
Stu Thomas on bass since 2004 and Stuart Perera on guitar since 1998
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