Curling on TV

Dan Warner

ABC Story on the Daily Curl

Yes, it’s a little-known fact that when you type the word ‘busking’ into an SMS program, the predictive text function invariably changes the word to ‘curling’. It’s slightly scary that the word ‘curling’ is used more often in conversation than the word ‘busking’. Hmmm.

Anyway, many of you know from my daily ‘curling conditions’ report that most week mornings I’m partial to a bit of busking with my old mate from ‘The Band Who Knew Too Much’, Dave Evans.We love the practice – well, let’s face it, we just love playing…

Recently, local journo Tim Stone filmed a story about our daily curl for the ABC’s Arts program, ‘The Mix’. If you missed the show – here’s the link: http://www.abc.net.au/arts/stories/s4215629.htm

And if you’re passing through parliament Station in Melbourne of a morning – come and say hello!

D

Next Gig – The Standard on Sun 19th April

If You Missed My Launch…

…come and see my great new band (who helped me launch my new record on the nigh)t. The gig is at one of Melbourne’s great back street pubs – The Standard Hotel in Fitzroy St, Fitzroy (which runs parallel to Brunswick St). The gig is also free and early, Sunday 19th April, 7pm (full details on the ‘Gigs’ page of this site).

We’ll be playing lots of songs from Fall Into The Sky – plus heaps of old favourites. Will be much fun. Come on, then…

D

Record Sneak Peek

Dan Warner recording new album
Dan Warner recording new album
The First Day

Well, we’ve finally started to mix down some of the tracks from the new record. Here’s a quick sneak peek of the second track on the album (of 12 tracks).

This one’s called Pretty Sally, some of you may have heard me play this one live once or twice.

Pretty Sally (First Look)

Anyway, this is what the album feels like…to me it feels good! Can’t wait to get some some new music outta my head and into your stereo.

D

DAN and AL TICKETS NOW ON SALE

YEP, DAN & AL ARE BACK AT THE CORNER HOTEL

Well, we only play once a year, but Al and I make the most of it when we do.

For those of you who have never seen us, my compatriot Al MacInnes and I played in duo all throughput the ’90s. We had long, drunken residencies at The Great Britain, The Punters Club and The Corner Hotel. We played over a thousand gigs together. That’s a lot.

So, once a year, we play it again, just one more time…

DAN & AL REUNION GIG

CORNER HOTEL RICHMOND – SUNDAY 22nd DECEMBER – 8pm

TICKETS ARE HERE: corner.ticketscout.com.au/gigs/1804-dan-and-al

We’ve kept it as cheap as possible again ($12), so the gig doesn’t break the end-of-year festivity budget. Get in early, the show almost sold out last year…

Here’s Al’s brilliant summary of the night. Hope to see you. D

Dan and Al are a couple of withered shards of yesteryear. They play only once a year lest they kill each other, though chances are one of them will weep onstage at some point. Don will become boisterous, magnanimous and mildly violent. Al will become embarrassed and frozen with fear. Are you a ludicrous freak show trapped in an inexplicable vortex of tragic nostalgia and ennui? Tickets are strictly limited, though each year ensures this risk diminishes.

Recording New Album

Dan Warner recording new album

IN THE STUDIO…

Dan Warner recording new album
The First Day

Well, I’ve finally finished those songs I was talking about and have headed into the studio to record them. I’ve decided to go with an extended ‘Night Parrots’ production team  – with Marcel Borrack in the main chair, ably assisted by Tim Harvey.

I’m pretty excited, to tell you the truth, as this time I feel like I’ve written some songs quite unlike my old stuff (and some in the same style), so the mood is new… I’ve decide to give the producers full control over the project – so I’ve just turned up for a day or two here and there, recorded the bare bones of the songs, and let Tim and Marcel build the songs up from there.

When I go back to the studio a week or so later, it’s like Xmas Day as a kid. I get to sit down and listen to where these two great musicians have taken my songs.

It’s a great adventure. D