The Life and Times of Peter Green
Archive: 1 September - 13 September 1997
The death of Lady Di is still depressing everyone. The weather outside is Grey
and depressing, that's how we feel too I guess. So many people crying on
the streets and in the supermarkets.
Happy Birthday Spock.....create a great 'drag" birthday card of him...and
email it to his work. Turned out really well.....no doubt he'll cop heaps
Go to IT on Greville Street, one of our favourite stores and buy some sixties
pillows for his present. We all meet up at Katies place for drinks, Maz
from BCo is there, can't wait to see the band live again. Katie has booked
Gold Cinema- it has huge armchair seats that fold forward and pop up at the
front. Very comfy. We watch "Face Off"....have a small gamble at the casino
lose.....no more money for Kennet we go home.
Neil has been busy signing some of the CH books for friends and the crew. I was
taken back as expected to hand them out, not get one. My copy had some
quote like "Now Pete don't get any ideas, you know too many of our
a smile to my face.
Discover a new yogurt. It's "d'lite" by Ski and is called Honey Buzz. This cool
combination of honey and yogurt. All those live acidophilus (is that how you
spell it?) must be happy in this honey culture as it tastes out of this world!
The ARIA awards are getting closer. Looks like all the boys will be in town for
the awards...still working out some final details.
Fax EG for the Largest Living Things free plug in The Age...it's one of my
weekly rituals. Call in and see Paul, George "The Largest Living Things"
is there as well, nice guy, and ladies...he's single! Paul shells out a Gold
Cd award for The Recurring Dream Album- it's going to be used as a
fundraiser for the FrenzCom domain etc. FrenzCom will also be home to The
Things website and yes expect some sound on the site. Paul and the band members
all want to contribute- so expect to see notes from them etc. The LLT will be
a fun project and for once we can all be there at the start. The site address
is http://www.frenzcom/LLT/ but the site won't be up for a few weeks, so
give Deb a chance, the poor girl is flat out with all the other projects. As
soon as the fundraiser items are all listed Deb will no doubt announce them.
The Famous for 16 minutes site will have an autographed Famous/16 tshirt. Many
of the strange and godamn sexy people you read about on the site will autograph
The Grey Ghost goes in and has it's new anti-pollution muffler attached, it's
silver and used to be the tail pipe of the Jupiter 2 (that's our theory).
After we drop it in we walk past this great antique shop that is closing down,
and starring at me, large as life, a huge stone Gryphon on a pedestal. It looks
at least a hundred years old. I've just got my tax return back, and even after
the new muffler I have some cash left. Call the shop and haggle like hell for a
price. Luck is on my side, all the items are 60% off. Put a deposit down, it
was just too tempting. The scary part is that the Gryphons face is identical to
Go in with Sarah from Mushroom and get some of our umatics and VHS tapes
converted over for Mushroom to use on their 25th Anniversary TV special. It
will be shown in Australia on Dec. 15th, on channel 9 at 8.30 and will run for
I'm hassling everyone to vote for Crowded House in the Australian Artist
of the Year Award, for the ARIAS. It's the only public vote, and to be
only threat of a win is by Savage Garden. I know so many of you will pass
this by but please if you live in Australia, make the effort. The phone
0055 29799 Crowded House are number 18 on the voting list. If you phone,
you and two friends could win a trip to the ARIAS. All votes must be phoned
September 6th (midnight).
Dougald is back from the Supertramp tour (snore)....he's looking good and
sounding sassy. He's only here for a few weeks and then back to Europe for
few more dates. Great photo of Mark Hart in the Supertramp Programme.
What a horrible week, Mother Theresa died today. Maybe i don't want to be the
Mother Theresa of Crowded House- I want to be a wise old Gryphon instead....
live long and prosper.
As we drive down Chapel Street we spot Jj eating brekky at GLOBE. He sees the
Phoenix (which is never subtle) and catches up with us at the Elephant. The new
songs are coming together and we plot his showcase gig which should be
early November upstairs at Revolver. After brekky we head to Rosemaree's
copying centre and spend two hours getting club stuff out of the way...
Arrive home to find an email saying that the Lost in Space Movie will now
be out in Australia in June '98. Hope it's worth the 85 million spent on
even more effects then ID4....(and easily a better script).
Mel from ode to a Goldfish sends me their EP. It has a Melbourne return address,
have the girls moved to Melbourne? Speak to Paul about the LLT Ep and all the
parts are nearly ready, so we put it into production soon.
Loads of club mail today- so many new members, also mail for Skyhooks which is
really wild. I guess music is eternal. Tomorrow is chart day, hope the Jets
new album has turned around, it's a really good record- what the fuck is
wrong with Australian radio? I just wish they'd stop playing shit like John
thank the lord for JJJ and RRR.
Had some nice letters about Chris Bourkes CH book, we spend a huge part of the
day sending them out to people. They are such a fat book, real awkward as far
as mailing....but it's nice to have some quanity and quality.
Well the charts are in and the Jets album has dropped a few places. The new
single will be a cover of Eve of Destruction, now radio has to play that
Talk of a double tour with The Angels later on this year. However CH are a
bullet on the Aussie charts with Recurring Dream which jumped from #58 to #
and is heading towards 8 platinum-this means weve knocked INXS's biggest Aussie
album (KICK) out of the top ten. Just leaves ICEHOUSE....but Xmas is approaching
so Recurring Dream could be a good Xmas Gift for some people. It's still only
61 weeks old (yes that many).....the album that won't die.
The Gryphon finally arrives and takes 3 people to move it. Now a few vines and
ivy and it's the perfect Goth centrepiece.
Paul calls so we drive to Hellwood for a cuppa. Sunday is chasing Wednesday the
cat. Poor Wednesday, the hair is falling off the end of it's tail. Living with
Paul Hester would do that (grin). Heard on my grapevine that Nick Seymour is
home soon, looks like the touring with brother Mark might happen. Still can't
believe that Mark seymour got bashed at Kings Cross.
- Favourite Book- Drag Queen by Robert Rodi and The Velvet Years (Warhols factory)
photos by Stephen Shore.
- Food- Honey Buzz Yoghurt
- Movie-Money Movers (Aussie movie from '78)
- Album- Effigys self titled CD.The single "I Give In" should of been gigantic.
- Single- "I'm a backdoor Man" by Pauline Pantsdown.
- Pissweak act of the Month- Pauline hanson slapping an injunction on JJJ, proving
that not only are her views misguided by her sense of humour is sadly
lacking. The full text of Pantsdown song can be found at:
- Amazing site- all those flowers for Diana.
- Fashion Tip- Clarins-Contour des Yeux...Eye Contour gel for those early morning
Spy Di was right- Smashmouth's new single "Walking on the Sun" is great,
nice to see their album in the Billboard Top 40.
Speak to Eddie rayner in NZ and a tape is now on it;s way to the Enz Website
located in the aswas galaxy. So fans can hear a great Live version of Dirty
Creature that was mixed after Anniversary was completed. Should be up on
the Enz site soon. http://www.frenz.com/splitenz/
I suggest to Eddie that we put these 2 unreleased live songs (DC and ?) as bonus
tracks on the I GOT YOU cd single which Mushroom are planning on releasing in
a month or two. They sound pretty good.
Have brekky at The Elephant and SKIP- the CH tour manager/ Mental as
Anything manager drops in. Great to see him again and we end up at Chapel
It's a gallery and we will probably be working on a 2 week exhibit for the
Mental as Anything guys. A retro of all their art and some will be for sale.
The CH office asks us to keep Mum about the ARIA awards, as you know all
three of the guys will be at the awards and giving away some of those
Weve had a lot of emails and calls but at this stage there is no info that CH
are playing. Just stay tuned and if you can watch the ARIAS on "V" channel
(cable) on the 23rd.
Police recovered 1,900 tickets sold in Hawaii for a non-existant Spice
Girls show. The promoter was up on theft and forgery charges, confesed that
money he raised from the ticket sales were to fund his sex change operation!
Barry called, the guy who is writing the Fandom book, wants me to be in the
guise of a Skyhook fan having an arm wrestle with a Sherbet fan (I
suggested the arm wrestle).....think i'll do the photoshoot in a few
weeks-could be fun.
Decide to boycott the opening of Revolver and head to "Gurkas Cottage" for
dinner- it's melbournes first Nepalese Restuarant. They have the best lasi
in Melbourne. Find Andy Whites single Jacqui in the stores, our stock will
arrive soon so Andy will have some serious autographing to do. have strange
dreams about crashing on an Alien planet.....too many Aliens reruns.
My good friend Mary Anne Pineapple head sent me the Stephen Hawking Book "A
brief history of Time".....I've been after that for ages- should be a good
read. Jj tells me to read it three times.......things come in 3's don't
Nick is back in the country on Monday, Neil and Grant are now in NYC making
decisions on what country to do the final recordings of Neils solo album
what producer to use....
Wedding bells are getting louder for you know who? Who, oh you know!
Decide on what to wear to Diversity- Commercial Rd will be blocked off and
Prahran will be partying tomorrow........so I'd better go and pick an
i'll be on the lead float and cutting the official ribbon later on with Ian
Roberts...what Tottie Goldsmith has replaced me....what is this town coming too?
On that bitter note it's time to say goodbye.....PG
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