The Life and Times of Peter Green
Archive: 13 April - 26 April 1997
A gaggle of Drag Queens arrive at the Elephant. Stella Constellation and
her entourage. She is stick thin,& an extra foot taller with her wig on and
very very pissed (hic). Alex and Peter are working today.....two very sexy
people both of them....Stella slides behind the bar and steals not one but
two bottles of Champas...and swaggers outside to her cronies. It's time for
leave ...but where has Stella gone? A public bus has pulled up and as we
walk past who is inside toasting all the old ladies but one (yes you
guessed it) Stella Constellation. The driver tells her to leave, she keeps
raising her glass....he says he'll drive off....she takes a firm grip with
gloves...and the doors close. Stella's weedy head pops out of the bus's
side window and as it drives off...her friends all wave. A very funny
Soundgarden have split up...so who cares anyway. The last few times I saw
them play they were really crappy. Buy The Offsprings "Gone Away" cd
single...crank up the volume, it's sure to be a hit. Great to see that our
old buddies the
"Elastica" girls are working in the Glam Movie-"Velvet Underground", the
movie has a good script...I think it has a '98 release date. Send Neil a
him contributing a shirt or tshirt that he wears,for the club auction.
Wonder if it will be that smelly green one that he always seemed to be
Visit my travel agent....get our Czech Visa's underway for Prague, we don't need
Visas for Peru or the States so that is good. Wow Paul left three years ago
to the day. Of course he isn't answering the phone, must be having his
afternoon nap. Has it been THAT long you ask...it feels like 3 years to me.
I know he feels he did the right thing still. "Hessies Shed" show tonight
is much better then last week, more people, heaps of club members and the
set is a bit tighter.
Still no sign of "Italian Plastic" in the set, I think he lied on his Video
Crowdies are no longer in the UK Top 40- heaps of new entries,I hear that they
are just bubbling under. In Australia though Recurring Dream is a bullet
performer- #16 nationally this week (from 21)....AND Top TEN in Melbourne
is incredible. As we expected INSTINCT has nearly ran out of stock everywhere.
Eddie Rayner is in the studios working on a possible remix of Stuff & Nonsense
for the Enz new upcoming Best Of...........but only if it sounds good.
Paul from Mushroom calls and Phil Judds "Private Lives" will be available thru
the club in October. Hope they add the extra track.
InXS debut at #16 in the UK......bet it does what the single did and will
almost drop out in the 2nd week. It's just not selling in Australia.
Pick up the Newsletter artwork from Spock.....off it goes to the printers.
Noel and Sally are working on the curtain for Kylie Minogue's special
appearance at the NEW Melbourne Casino Opening......apparently she's being
paid a million $
.......but a new casino with many more ways to gamble will easily suck in
that much revenue. Victoria....sell all the publics assets and get the
hoards addicted to gambling.......only one winner folks.No wonder Paul
guts. Speaking of Paul, call in and pick up a caricature,that Mardi's brother
Tim did. We are making it into a small street poster.......it's such a good
likeness! Craig Bird is visiting,it's always good to see one of the roadcrew.
Peter Farnan (Bungie) from Boom Crash Opera has a short gig with The Masters
(many years ago they were The Masters Apprentices)...but only Jim Keys and
Doug Ford are in the band. Hey it pays the rent.
Parcel arrives from Meredith (Trunk) in the USA....two beanie babies...the
latest fad that has hit the States. "Scottie" and "Snip"......hairball
thinks they are really strange looking and they keep turning up on
Hairballs back (Mark!).Cute.
Mark caught a "hopping" mouse today. saved it's life from Juno the cat
(downstairs)....he carried it down the alley and released the little cutie
into the grounds of Finn mansion.
EMI called and some Gold records for Peter Jones are being sent to me....one
gold from Belgium and one gold from somewhere else? He'll be happy when he
gets back from the UK Deadstar dates. Sounds like it's been a up and down
tour, some good shows, some terrible shows and Nick having a bitch about
Neil again.I love him (Nick) dearly, but next month is a year since Neil
decided not to pursue
Crowded House .....he has to be over it soon. It's one thing to be honest
about it all but surely Neil is the person Nick should be saying it to, not
Otherwise he'll just keep carrying it around with him. Will have to talk to
him in America....wow today is Daffy Ducks 60th birthday....he doesn't look
a day over 20! At least Daffy is totally naked, unlike Donald who is only
OK and ID yet another photo for the book company. Nickla calls and it looks
like we'll be seeing her and Nick in LA. Some serious shopping will be had.
myself go out and put up the posters for Hessies Shed.........
here are my faves for the week
Fave Single- Dave Graneys new single - "Feeling kind of Sporty".....has a great
familiar glad guitar riff??????
Fave cover cd- Nancy Boy- "Are friends (frenz) electric.....as good as Gary
Numans" version, plus it has the great bonus of
having "Johnny Chrome & Silver" on the single too.
Fave Album-BLUR- Live at Budokan- Japanese Blur Live release....
Fave Book- Virgin Destoyer- Manuel OCampo......scary art.
Fave Person-has to be Paul Hester this month- who has been an Angel to work with
Creep of the month......Senator Coulston..........this porker thief must go!
fave Colour- metallic blue.
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Pick Leanne up at the airport, we put up more Hester posters on the way.
The airport is deserted, even the flight vip lounge is closed.Stay up and
night- it's great to have her back in Melbourne.
Chris Bourke calls from the airport and we decide he has to come to the
Elephant for brekky. I must of talked to a lot of people on the phone
yesterday, in the end we had to put three tables together just to squash us
all in. There were
no spys there today...simply because we took up every bit of space.
It's now 6.30pm........and the news is in that Jen and Merl have had their baby
and it's a boy,called Matthew. So Matt welcome to the madness. The Dad was their
too, so the gathering of the tribes is underway. I'm sure Merl must be relieved
that the huge tummy sack she was carrying around has nearly gone....ah babies.
Head to Acland Street with Mark and we meet Fran and Leanne at The Galleon.....
and they have NO Apple Crumble! head to the Grotto and spend my monthly wage on
a new lamp..........it's about 8 ft tall...and somehow we get it in the Phoenix
The head of the lamp is wrapped around my neck and the three huge spike
poking out the back window...we manage to get it home.I get a parking ticket.
"Sometimes the urge to do bad is nearly overpowering".(Benjamin Horne-TwinPeaks)
The Diary site is well over the 10,000 mark.....someone is heading towards
that free lunch. Remember if you are person #12,000 get a print out and
send it into us at p.o. box 333 Prahran Vic 3181 Australia. Include your
name and address and
we'll wine and dine you....
Play ASH's "Girl from Mars" VERY loud...........
JJ finishes up his tapes for the various publishing companys, hope it all
goes well this time. Try to call Nick in the UK and he's still
INXs have a bad debut for their album in Melbourne #30......(stinky). Leanne
catches her flight back to WA...she grabs a lotto ticket at the airport- in
the hope she can win a trip to LA for my birthday...good luck.
Maz from BCO calls...they've nearly finished the album....my Qantas person
lives directly below him...what a small world.he's taking me for lunch
I didn't have to be the 12,000th hit on the BCo site (grin).
Enzso has now been released as part of Sonys nice price....it might get to
double platinum yet. Work on some new artwork......heaps of ideas, have to
get them into shape. Belmore is covered in leaves today...fill up the
compost bin ......wont be long till the streets are gold and brown and the
pick the leaves off the Phoenix becomes a morning ritual. Spy Di is
sick...it's the cold war again...have to get some Echinacea into her
system.We've all invested in a really cute Toy Boy Nurse to go visit
her............the things we do.
The Andy White dates are getting close to being locked in. I wonder if Tim
will jump up with Andy in Sydney? The dates I have are: May 22nd-
May23rd-Tilleys Canberra,May 29th-Bridge Hotel-Sydney,May 31st-Zoo-Brisbane
June 11th-Continental #2- Melbourne. Should be a good show,so check "A" out.
Robyn called- Adam from Choc. Starfish just called home. He had brekky in LA
with Judith from The Seekers. Well what can one say- check out Treasure Chest
(aka Rebeccas Pleasure Chest)....this is not a paid endorsement..is it Becky?
The Newsletters arrive and we start folding- Australia will get them first
this time,as we are are doing a special discount coupon sheet for the club
the upcoming Camberwell Record Fair (May 4th). The club stall will be in the
foyer ...as soon as you walk in, come and say Hi. Fold, fold, fold,stick, stamp,
bag, lick, stamp, fold fold fold. Who needs meditation.
Anzac Day. Last night was Melbournes White Party. The Elephant is full, in fact
even "we" couldn't get a table. Thankfully the boy with one leg left and we
grabbed his table. The whole of Commercial Rd is 'white".....and the party
on top of Virgin Marys is still rolling on......it's like Mardi Gra New
Orleans style........even more so when some of the queens start throwing
jewels off the
roof of VM's.
JJJ are using Henry Rollin's as part of their promo....Henry just loves Aussie
...wonder if he went to the White Party...can you see Henry in White?Shaking his
tush......getting down and (heaven help us) smiling and laughing. Cmon
Henry life can't be THAT bad.
Get an email from Aaron the Jets manager...the Screaming Jets next single
will be "A song called Elvis"...they've been in NYC (man) mixing the album.
week tour happens soon. Deb goes on holidays soon so for the next week I
won't be able to get emails forwarded on........hang in there. A well
so have fun Deb. The next Diary update will be on the day we fly out for
America. A month off a month off......a month off.........can't wait!!!!
Your Gryphon Boy.
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