The Life and Times of Peter Green
Archive: 17 June - 24 June 1996
Hanging out for our chart position from the UK for "Instinct".I was hoping
for #10,it came in at #12-damn.Spend hours sending out media releases,lets
face it #12 is still pretty good.Lots of mail arrives from the Uk-all of it
is about the split,I'm starting to feel lifeless,no emotion about the whole
thing. I cant even go and buy a doughnut without someone asking about the
break up.Wish I was back in Scotland.
Horror of Horros,just checked my passport & not a single spare spot for my
work visa.Phone the American consulate and a recording tells me to call
back in 5 minutes.Great I'm being dictatored too by an answering machine-is
this my life?
Consulate cant help,call the passport office and guess what I have to get a
new passport,despit this one having over 2 years left on it.Every other
country lets you add pages.Go into the city,passport photo taken (I frown).
Crowdies stock for "Everything is good for you" in the shops. We buy ten
copies at a time.Someone always says "gee you must be a big fan". Oh hoho
how funny.Now IF i was Rollins I'd say FUCK YOU. But I'm not so I pull out
a gun and kill the shop assistant. The eggplant has now died in my vegie
garden,but the Beetroots are going great.The Phones are myseriously quiet.
Speak to Tim,he's now back in Sydney and looking forward to the USA
tour.Tells me that all his favourite people are on the road-thats rather
sweet from the lips of Tim Finn.Apparently a "Nutter" fan managed to get
through our inpervious screening system and she spoke to Tim.Tim hung up (I
laughed). he asks me about Vivienne. Viv is my own valerie Solaris (the
woman who shot Warhol). She tried to kill me,with a telephone of all
things. It was after a photoshoot that I did. The "death" poses. She was
one of the dead people-in a sixties dress surrounded by flowers. My partner
in crime the beautifull Toija (she was also in the "death" photos as a
female christ-Toija is stunning as a female christ).,anyway
Toija wasnt wearing her glasses and managed to glue Vivs eyes closed with
eyelash cement.Of course I was in hysterics,I had to leave the room as I
was close to wetting my pants. Vivienne had obviously had strange dreams &
believed I was going to sell these photos for thousands of dollars & she
wanted the snaps and tried to squash my brains in with a telephone.I
survived but shes still out there (shes REALLY out there STILL).I try to be
nice,and a secret part of me dear diary loves her madness. Tim loved the
story..so if you see a song called "Vivs revenge" on his next album you
know who inspired it.
Speak to Mardi -little Sunday hester is sick with the flu. She's been in
plenty of press photos with paulo for the Lullabys cd.Such a Princess. Mike
Chunn calls and it looks like another run of the Enz book will be done for
the club later on.
Call into EMI-many of the staff are still there from the early Crowdies
days & today is my first day in after the split. Everyone is melancholy
with House tales to tell.I listen,they really love this band a lot. I feel
sad again. Dean from Em tells me that Paulo will be doing some media to
promote "Dream".Thats good. Paul from Sony NZ calls and Eddie(Rayner) is
with him.Sony is going to fly Eddie to Australia mid July to promote
ENZso.Tim doesnt want to promote ENZSO so its up to Eddie. What a wicked
phone call_Eddie would make a great old queen-guess thats why we love
him.He can be such a bitch-go Ed!
get my new passport-in record breaking time-1 hour.It costs me $159.Cheque
arrives from Spanish art person,will do her an Edie and Andy subway
photo-she'll like that.Have Coffee at the Centra Hotel near the Casino.Sit
next to a table of stupid girls who ramble loudly about their sad love
lives.They ask me to join them-I'd rather die!
My car needs a wash-I hope it rains. The possums are ringbarking
our trees out the front of Belmore.
"One night they came knocking on his living room door.
They used him,bruised him,screwed him hard,until they were bored".
Oh Poor jason Donovan (ex Neighbours star). on the front cover of WHO magazine.
What an incredible story-he used to have such a squeaky clean image. Mark
says he will either die or get busted for excess drugs.Just found out that
one of the first times jason took cocaine was with one of my bands.In the
toilets at the Sebel Town House.So I'm led to believe.he's running rampart
now,the media have him in their sights.Hope he makes it through Rocky Horro
Show without getting busted.he's playing FrankNFurther..I still think
Daniel Albineri was the best Frank.Seems like ages since I did the Timewarp
with Little Nell (Campbell).
Spock drops in-he's going to drive down and visit Phil(Judd) and do some
fishing.Apparently Phil is working on music for an upcoming Aussi Cop show.
Spock takes the Schnell cd covers to be signed.
Breakfast-Blue Elephant with Rosemaree (who does all the club
copying),Kim(who has an extensive photo collection of Dougald from our
crew...sorry people he's wearing his clothes) and Mark (who I've known
since he was five).We are late Rosemaree and Kim help the Elephant Boys set
up.Yum good cook today. My friend Linda (Klaastad) says I have to describe
people more-so you the reader will
know who they are (like in a play).OK we'll try it.
Marck bailey confirms the Crowdies show at Covent gardens-last time I spoke
to neil it was off-hope everyone had fun and found out about it on time.
at least 300 letters today-most aboutthe split,about 40 regarding this site.
A few said I should create a "favourite" list-you know food,book etc. So
here is this months:
- Best Book-Has to be the Rollins "get in the van" even
if you dont like his music its a cool read.
- Drug-Bio melatonin
they used to be fun now they're old.
- BEST CD (Tie)-Imperial Drag and Pansy
Division.The Pansys have so much guts and are very Tongue in Cheek. Chrissy
likes the Crowdies.
- Best mag-Oyster
- Movie-The Dollhouse or I shot Andy
- Place-Inverness Scotland. Jacque Chirac is still the BIggest Creep.
Spock drops in-Phil has some of his painting on show at a gallery
Lakes Entrance. They range up to $18,000 (phew).I love the painting he did of me
its the two sides of Peter killing each other..will try and get Deb. to put
it on the diary page at a later date. Some fans asked about the photos. The
shot of myself on the bus is the only nice Peter photo I have-lets face it
Christian Slater I'm not. Anyway it was taken By Boom Crash Operas Ricahrd
Pleasance on the Enz reunion tour (on the tour bus), BCO were special
The photo of Billy idol was taken at the Countdown awards party.The Cowboy
Hat belongs to Molly meldrum Australias Rock Guru. I'm wearing a shiny
silver top..but had on discusting pants-GREEN ZEBRA PRINT (ARGHHHHH). The
B/w snap is Paul Hester,His Mum,Myself and manager Grant Thomas-at the
Chocolate Cake Launch-Prahran Social Club. I was "Door Bitch" for the
night. My tattoo- it took me ten years and I finally decided to get it done
on my birthday this year (May 11th). Robbie Cole and myself designed it.It
took about three and a half hours and is on my back-right hand shoulder.
The Griffin is my spirit animal.Protector of the Earth.John (downstairs at
"Belmore" took the photo and zap out my skin).
Thats all folks.
Just about to go to bed when Dean from our record
company calls......the great news is that the new CH single debuted in the
Aussi top 100 at #10. Our state(Victoria) is at #9. This is so good- we
have worked our bums off since we came home...even if its top ten for only
I dont give a shit. We are leaving with a Bang. Send a wakeup fax to Neil
in Toronto. "Thought I'd start your morning in the nicest possible
way....with a Top Ten hit in Australia......etc etc". This will silence the
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