The Life and Times of Peter Green
Archive: 21 October - 5 November 1996
One of those crazy days....we officially announce the Opera House gig this
Friday,so we are trying to keep the lid on it,so the various sponsors can
have the scoop. Marck has told me that a few people have been asking about
it on the Webpage,mainly due to the WHO magazine article and the Chart Show
in the Uk
briefly mentioning the possibility. Throw out a few more
rumors.Smokescreens are good in cases like this and the internet is the
perfect "weapon"...cmon gossip runs riot on the www.
Cook dinner for ten people...mainly people we haven't seen for awhile...a
PG "combination" dinner- Indian,Tika Salad,even Isabelle from Frances
The Goose was the only thing not consumed. Our ex-Goth Rebecca Booth gushed
that it was the "best meal I'd ever made"....well thankyou Missy. Jen and
merl turn up-merl is pregnant and the baby gives me a kick. They leave for
QLD soon,so the baby will be born in all that Sun.
here from our white haired Bassist-Nicholas Seymour. Try to suggest ways
that he can get to this new years Eve party in Scotland.....he doesnt have
enough frequent flyer points. he'll be playing with peter Jones and the
other DEADSTAR people late November. The few Melb datesa are 28th-Saratoga
Hotel St Kilda.
Mark and mysel go into the city today-he's been all excited about the
Rolling Stones "Rock and Roll Circus" Cd FINALLY coming out........its only
been 20 years! Has other people on it, Yoko doing some of her
screaming.......Keith Richards has a weird guitar sound. I think the Video
will be better.
Call over to the belt Company -have always wanted to have the burning
building design (with the wings) on a metal belt buckle,so this is my last
meet with the main designer Rob-a nice guy and we plan the buckle. We will
have it in Pewter-polished. Will probably end up looking like a Harley
davidson Belt buckle (cool eh). Only available at the Melb warmup
show.........and probably not through the club (sorry). cant wait to see
Hairball the wondercat is really a skitty kitty today-she's chaseing ghosts
all around the room.Must be Spring. She turns 13 this DEC,so at long last
Hairball is a teenager. Hope she has a long life, Mark will be heartbroken
if anything happens to her,she's a very hip cat (man). I guess in Cat years
she's really OLD! Hmm my home loan is due today.....it's better than
paying rent but it will be nice to own the apartment. When you think about
all the houses and apartments out there....and the amount of people you
know who rent...it makes me wonder who actually owns all of
them.......little old ladies with all the rent hidden in their beds? Speak
to Mushroom about DEADSTARS "MILK" cd. Hope to get an advance copy,love the
single "Don't it get you down". Radio Triple J is playing iut a lot. A
strange bird spent the afternoon singing in Neils giant palmtrees all
afternoon. I was totally capitivated by it's song..it really weived a
a bet all the other birds are jealous. Some creatures just have good
yes Crowded House folders finally arrive...this is the longest delay in
living history.....spend the day sending them out. Decide to check on Nick
and find him at home when he was meant to be at the FOX radio studios to
announce the Opera House GIg with Paul. Phone up FOX and make up the excuse
that his Thunderbird is stuck in Melb. traffic...well it was the rushhour.
Paul is on air and Nick makes a grand entrance,it works very well. They
tell a few "road stories" and Paul is in fine form......it's like he never
left the band.Hope it works just as well on drums.
At the same time Channel Ten news in Sydney will be breaking the story...so
both sponsors get the scoop. This is going to be a huge event.
Don't get much sleep, have a hundred and one thinks to work out for the show,
starting to keep a micro recorder by the bed...I think I'm becoming agent
Cooper from Twin
Miss Candy is alive...we were worried. Spock has spotted her at 7am on
Fitzroy Street holding court with all the guys. She was wearing a neck to
dress. Really like Weezers "El Scorcho" album-will have to get the album.
Grant our beloved manager turns up at Belmore with friend Sue from Polydor.
he is looking very healthy and shows us all his "bikini" line. It's nice to
see him again. he's off to the opening of another Broadway play.
Polish my Doc Martens...watch them glisten and gleam..........
Brekky with Rosemaree. We find out that Michael Walters from Hunters and
Collectors moves into our street,its filling up with band people. It's a
nice Sunday-get some gardening done,a few years back i went out with Sharon
purchased a lot of bulbs...well finally they are coming up....very strange
looking some of them. Water this huge fern that I found for a cheap
the pampering has paid off,giant fern froms are sporting out of the top.
Just call me Peter Green-thumb (DON'T).
Sometimes I am so good to my friends....guess they must be worth it. Today
as a favour I woke up really early and zoomed down to the Palais Theatre to
get tickets for myfriend Rosemaree. It's to see the CORRS in a few months.
managed to get her front row. Dror from the Prince of Wales wont stop
hassling me about getting Ch to play there......today he has rubbed me the
gig is confirmed.,.....The Corner. Go check out the corner with Paul and Nick...
I walk in...I can't believe this THEY have actually arrived before me. Cmon
this is rare......down a few Beers,its a hot day and it tastes good (I
don't drink a lot of Beer).....the room for The Corner is great,its nearly
double the size it was. The gig on NOVV. 20th will be a club members only
show,it will really go off. It's nice to see Nick and Paul chatting
away,like the ol' days.
Nick zooms off back to the studio with brother Mark and I walk with Paul.
His Holden is parked in front of my Holden. We find UNUSED condoms clipped
under the wipers. I instantly recognise it as a promotion...Paul looks at
me like I put them there.......why oh why would I pop new condoms under
Pauls (and my) wiper blades..... Grant flys to NZ.
Go to the city- Recovery grab me and use me in one of their question and
answer segments......I have to give my favourite pickup line. No i won't
tell you what i said dear diary.
Crowdies album moves back up the Australian charts from 17 to 12. It's now
triple platinum in OZ.
Do my tax...I have to pay this year. Oh well,someone has to cover the cost
of road repair etc...so why doesn't kennet acatually use my money to fix up
the holes on Chapel Street!!!! Like the Monique Brumby single "MARY". Good
Good ol' JJJ one of the few stations to play it.
The Crowdies hotline is installed today by two music lovin' dudes from
telstra. It was like "Bill and Ted' join Telstra. Nice guys. Tshirt design
for Sydney gig changes...I stress out. Opera House gig is a pain in the bum
today. Noel submits a design.Fax it to neil.
God it's November already and that gig will soon be upon us. Panis -arghhhhhhh
that's ARGHHHHHHHHHH. So much to do...calm down peter (slap). That's better.
Now where were we. Oh don't worry it always turns out right.
Mark and myself decide to work nonstop for two days to get all the cds
out...no sleep.......somehow we got it done. Will anyone thank us-NO. OK.
Nick is on next weeks Recovery-he got the dates wrong. So he;s on the 9th.
he promises to look very Julian Clary.........hmmm.
Nick-god bless him has Reg Monbassa with him from the Mentals. I LOVE
Reg's artwork and Neil suggested him as one of the people I should contact
about the gig design. Skip the mentals manager knows I've always wanted a
REG painting,so I'll hopefully purchase it and be forever happy...with a
Martin Plaza and a
Raewyn Turner, a Phil Judd and now a Reg. All that's missing is a Seymour
(but i do have an old backdrop Nick gave me ages ago and some hand drawn
I love pop art. Work work work. It rains and the Chapel Street Festival is
wet again. Too dark to take photos for my photobook. Wanted some snaps of SNOUT.
The phone number for the Crowdies hotline is (3)95277986. Phone from 9.30-5.00
AUSTRALIAN hours. We'll give you info on the melb and Sydney gigs.
The club show is on NOV. 20th and Sydney's Opera House Gig is the 23rd. The
Opera House show IS FREE. Crowdies are on about 8.oo. The gig starts at
Dropped two bags of mail down to Prahran today and almost punched the
parking guy out. Too little sleep does not go well with me. This guy was a
and hassled me because I said I would be 5 minutes and was actually 6.5
Next time I'll pin him under the Grey Ghost.
Wow Bic Runga wins the Australasian performing Rights Assoc. Award for
"Best Musical Composition from NZ" for DRIVE. It doesn't seem all that long
ago when she was worried if she would sell any copies at the FINN gigs when
she was special guest. She's a lovely woman and it will be nice to see her
again when she supports FINN at the Powerstation on the 7th. She has a new
single out in nZ called Bursting, I think this is one of the songs that
Nick played BASS on. Just found out that DEADSTARS album "MILK" is not out
Charts- Recurring Dream has dropped in Aust. from 12 to 18. BUT "Dont Dream"...
debuted at #25 in the UK. "Not the Girl" has nearly totally sold out of
stock. I had to go to 4 stores last week to buy ne copy.
Today is a public holiday in Melbourne- we work (of course). "SAINTLY" wins
the Melbourne cup. Rosemaree picks it but doesn't put any money on it.
Reg calls and it looks like he'll fax me some designs in NZ. A new hero is born.
Haven't had much time to eat lately....will try and take one day off in NZ.
I fly out tomorrow on a new adventure. Clubber Nicole will be on the same
flight,guess we'll arm wrestle over the window seat! NZ here I come, but
before I go,thanks to everyone that has had nice things to say about this
site...it scares me that so many of you actually read it......what can I
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