The Life and Times of Peter Green
Archive: 16 February - 28 February 1998
Happy Birthday Nicole.....went close to calling and then realised it was about
4.00 in the morning in the States.
Mentals III exhibition closes, head to the gallery to give them a cheque for my
Pete painting....find the band packing up the art etc. Really nice guys to
work with, they enjoyed the Melbourne show more then the Sydney one
Spot Kylie at Globe again, her cheek bones just keep getting higher,
strangely enough, we see Millie Minogue (the Kylie drag queen) on
Commercial Rd, in a very similar outfit, maybe I spotted Millie twice?
She's so cute. Both of them.
Have an LLT meeting at The Galleon- come up with the tag "behind every good
house is a shed"....we'll probably use it for the Hessie Shed shows, like
to get it printed on some of the LLT /Shed tshirts. It's shaping up really
well, heaps of people asking about the shows and special guests are being
locked in.The one question we are getting asked every day is will Neil Finn
be a special guest.
I doubt he will do a full on tour till much later on so Hessie's Shed show
would be the ideal place to showcase some of his new material......wouldn't
Go to see Boogie Nights and it's booked out except for some crappy seats so
we end up seeing Starship Troopers instead, the characters are pretty
the special fx are brilliant, the space "stuff" is better then Star Wars.
Felt a bit sorry for the evil insects, man comes across as a bit of a
Which is guess he is.
Well today was the final day for Melbourne club members to get in their
ticket orders for Hessie's Shed Show- card holders got a very special
price, saved $5 plus booking fee per ticket. Some of the shows are now 50%
booked out (yes we
had that many orders).......the best part is that no one had a hint of Neil
possibly playing, so they booked tickets to purely see Hessie and LLT -which is
great. Thanks for the support. The rest of the tickets will be available at full
price from ticketmaster next week.
Work on some of the scans of Nicks artwork for the possible calendar project.
Have about 8 images so far, everything from water colours to acrylic/photo
images. Need for Nick to find some more of his artbooks as I know some
stronger images are tucked away in these books. Where is Nick? No ones
heard from him.
Melbourne band Earlobe play their cd launch at The Punters Club, our friend
Charlie who use to be in The Sharp put together this new band. They have a
single out called "The Ocean Sun Kings"- heard it on JJJ the other day.
They've just got some good press in Beat and In*Press.
Get a call from Grant- Screaming Jets- it looks like they will be heading
to Europe to play some dates, their "World Gone Crazy" cd is just short of
Gold. The Jets were such a bogan band- the last two albums are really good, its
nice to be suprised. With so many Australian bands calling it a day - its
going to be interesting to see what some of them do to survive.
Paid my car registration- so expensive......and there are still pot holes
on Chapel Street. C'mon on Kennett fix up the roads instead of modeling
Alison drops in and borrows my camera, gameboy, world clock...at least she
leaves me with my underpants and toothbrush......she's flying out again on
USA holiday, hope she learns how to relax.
Start reading "You'll never make love in this town again"....Macainsh spotted a
hardcover version and bought it for me. It's far more trashier then the
Was it in the water? A large % of our women friends have now come out and
decided that yes in deed they are gay. We nod and say "that's nice dear,
want a cup of tea"....well what can you say? Then again another friend
dropped in last
week and said "Oh god I'm straight".........I suppose there is no difference.
Rosemaree drops in some finished work, her timing is great per usual, she
does so much for the office, but we may have to let her go soon , if she
gets her new job.
It's girls day at the Elephant...Tania turns up with young Jake in tow, he
plays all coy and cute, the staff wink at him, we threaten that if he
we will make him sit with Miss Candee. He now calls Mark "Butthead"...(grin-who
taught him that?). Fran drops in, and Rebecca tags along, all excited as she is
about to go out on The Seekers tour. She's always wanted to go "a -tourin' but
it was looking more like she was going to be stuck in the office. Someone
was sacked and in she went- firmly lodged herself on the road. There goes
battery recharger, tour tags and large eco-jar of wrinkle cream (for the band)
.....hey friends, I'm running out of things to lend you . She'll do well;
if you play your cards right on that first tour and prove that you can get
along with almost anyone -you'll be asked back for more. Touring can be
hell, sometimes it's like a marriage gone sour- you go to bed late,
sometimes wake up very early to catch those first flights, drop your bags
into a room that resembled the room you slept in three states away, head to
the Venue, find what new disasters are awaiting you, meet strangers, wade
through their ego's and power struggles, hopefully find some nice people
and get the show underway. You pack up, try to make it to the hotel bar
before it closes, stay loyal to your spouse/partner
and sleep in a bed that is facing Esat- West instead of North South like it
should. God I love it. Roll on the Neil Finn tour.
Meet Spock at the Elephant, check artwork etc. One of the Elephant
Boys-Peter lives on the otherside of the Finns Mansion, we are like the two
guardian spirits of the estate- Peter South (thats me) and Peter West
(thats him). We have the better view.
A parcel arrives today with familiar handwriting- its from Neil. Yes
finally the Dizrythmia signed covers have arrived, with a really nice
freshly burnt cd of his new stuff. It's about 90% finished and in no
running order. I'm really over the moon that he did this off his own bat,
just burn't it and sent it- for some reason that means a lot. All of the
songs that he mentioned in his letter in Newsletter #42 are on the cd, I
love "Spirit of the stairs" , no extreme changes from when I heard it in
his NZ studio...and I notice "Astro" is on there....a few of you might
remember it from the Melbourne
Finn Bros show- it was called "Astronaut" and that was one of the first
times they played it. It's too early to do a review etc, plus this is more
of a personal present , so I'll make everyone wait till we have a finished
copy in our hands. It's just good to have the evidence in our hands that
there will be
an album, apart from LLT it seems like forever since we had some new music.
We are hoping that Frenz.Com will have a Neil Finn site, I know Sony/Work will
have a record company site....plus quite a few fan sites will spring up. The
album is scheduled for mid year release, we have a rough date but I'm going
to wait till it gets closer as we ALL know how many times dates change. It
like Sony/Work label will be a joy to work with, they seem very passionate about
Visit the Crombie's -Noel signs more cd covers, the Crombie kids show me
their new baby chickens. Cute. Sally is running out the door to repair the
backdrop, (another House of Crombie creation).
Kevin from LLT calls and the LLT cd will have six tracks- they have nearly
finished it, start mastering on the weekend. So I guess it will start
pressed early next week. Mark Ferry (ex-Models) will be doing the artwork.
Hmmm looks like Desert Thunder has stalled, it feels more like the eye of
the cyclone, Allied Troops will stay in the Gulf, inspections will start
In a strange game of chess where the innocents are pawns, war has been delayed
by diplomacy....one can hope that peace will somehow see through and the vile
manufacturing of chemical weapons, ceased forever. Why do I doubt this, sadly
the people who suffer are the kids, the hospital system in Iraq is in tatters,
the trade restrictions have stopped medical supplies from getting through and
the child death rate jumps daily. I live in Australia, our fridge is full,and
Iraq seems so far away, many people say "fuck them- they are the enemy"
I'm not sure how a child can be someones enemy, but I also know that Anthrax
and other communicable virul weapons can not be ignored. The 35 missiles
still not accounted for, all with possible chemical weaponheads- capable of
millions depending on how it's detonated. Depressing isn't it? feels like a bad
LLT have finished the running order for their next Cd- Hellbent, Already been
done,You did it all, Turn off the night, Fragile Missile (LIVE at the Espy) and
Free (live at the Espy). Deb has now added a sound download of LLT playing
an acoustic version of Kare Kare. So check out http//www.frenz.com/LLT/
Someone on the TITM list described it as VERY SEXY. We like that.
Sarah M. at Mushroom emails me that a new Ann Rice Book is out soon, hope it's a
new vampire one, or maybe something from the Witches again. Didn't like the
Violin very much, just didn't do it for me.
Just had a call from Amanda, looks like Marie and Tim are now proud parents-
Amanda tells me that the baby Boy was born (yesterday) in Sydney. 15 hour
labour, no drugs (brave Marie-OUCH)....sorry I'd give in, the female is
deff. the stronger of the species. The new Finn is called Harper (yes like
Harper Lee)....weighed in at 8lbs 6oz. (Wasnt Tim 10lbs of Boy?). Mother
and baby are doing fine......Tim has that fatherly glow. Finally an heir to
Heard from Sony/Work- just touching base, on Neils upcoming release. Yes WORK
will do it's own website but we expect to have one up on Frenz.Com too,
hopefully with some Neil input. So keep checking out Frenz.Com for more
Get a call from Becky, the Melbourne Seeker dates are going well, she had
to present flowers onstage to the band last night...her stage debut! She
of the fans were really scary and demanding.....what's the quote "some of the
fans are fucking out to lunch". Charming Ms Booth. Yes Jj has been watering
I think one of our new companies will be called "kismet".....(destiny or fate)
really like it for a name. It's our special projects account.
Visit Grant from the band Blackfire, we'll be helping them a bit with their
2nd album- "Nightvision" they need a record deal. Paul Hester produced the
album and I think he sings on one track- "So Hard". BlackFire will be
having their cd launch at The Continental on May 6th. Hester/ LLT will be
the special guest band
and we hope they'll have a huge jam at the end of the BlackFire set. Great band
Paul has done a fine job as producer. Hopefully the industry will realise
there are other indigenous bands out there apart from Yothu Yindi.
It really flooded down with rain last night, after a 40o day- it was like red
mud. The last time I saw rain like this was climbing Ayres Rock in Central
Australia and the heavens opened up and the rock was covered in water
All of us were covered in red mud......and it was like that here . The poor old
Grey Ghost became Red Earth Ghost...needs a serious wash.
Spock calls, he leaves for the States in a week, he'll have to take Spy's
Birthday present.....we found the perfect birthday card.A good laugh.
Good to see that Shawn Colvin won the Grammy Award for song and record of
the year- she continues to give Neil huge raves in every interview. Sheryl
A huge Happy Birthday to our favourite Space Girl- Sonia who heads off to
Sydney soon, her party is on tonight we have a 4 hour drive down the coast,
so hopefully we can get back on time....otherwise its a belated Birthday
Our friend Andy White will be back in Australia soon, check out his website for
dates, will be good to see him play again. It must be time soon for an ALT
reunion? We should hound him on that. Spend the afternoon getting my cowboy
outfit together for my Mums 60th Birthday party. Its a suprise Country and
Western Party...guess who's the MC? I think I'll be singing a version of
(ala'Johnny Cash)with my Sister who is getting the Ellie May Clamfett/ Bevery
HillBillies down pat. What a fun party it will be.
That's all for now, life is good, have fun.
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