The Life and Times of Peter Green
Archive: 2 July - 15 July 2000
Looks like we'll be working through out the whole of August....and that will
carry on till September. So I am tempted to take October off...weather
should be improving by that stage too.
Pull the plug, no emails, no tour stuff , nothing. I'm probably cursing
this by printing it in the diary, I bet October ends up being our busiest
month. (: Still it's good to plot and plan.
Hairball seems to be happier these days since we stopped on those liquid
flea control drops, she sleeps a lot but she is heading up to 17 years old-
cat/human I think that's 100+ years old, the Queen Mum of cats!
Interesting how I remember that I met Ben two years ago today. he was such
a strange one (and yes still is-in a good way) has turned out to be a good
friend- and is absorbing computer technology faster than a Borg collective.
God knows what things have been added into my computer, but he knows I
Hear that Liam is flying to the States with Neil so I guess he'll jump up
and have a play at Largo.
Not sure what is having with Betchadupa's album, I know the EP was a one off
deal with the NZ record company. Miss July tells me she has joined Betcha's
Toast list..... I can imagine the weird and wacky Q & A's that will appear
on that one.
Some religious people invade our doorstep-they have the bad luck of Mark
answering the door,
and he wasn't in a good mood. I think you should be able to sue religious
groups under the heading of harassment- they just can't take "no" for an
answer. Time to re-install the electric doormat
give 'em a few "electric hail mary's " that should get them moving on.
Spoke to Belinda from Bardot tonight, the rumor machine on the net has her
being pregnant, just had to tell her- had a bit of a chuckle over that one.
It all seems to be going well, their 2nd single just jumped from 18 to #2 in
Queensland, which means it's been top ten in every state except NSW and even
their it still might jump in. We are still enjoying it, some of the fans
Have been seeing Jj and Ms Renee a lot, nice to hang out with them- gave 'em
a break today and we stayed outside while they sat inside of Babble. At one
stage I started to strip- don't ask, just a spur of the moment thing.
Hmm get a lovely speeding fine from the Tasmania Police, 11 k.ms over the
limit- totally my fault
I was sitting on the speed limit and it suddenly dropped and Zap a speed
camera got me. There goes another $80.
Hear that Neil has nearly finished another album track -"Hole in the ice",
it sounds like it has all changed a lot since he played the roughs in
January. Which means an early 2001 release, guess it will happen when he
feels it's ready. I'll just sit back and do what we do.
Was a good Gryphon and Paid off my gold Amex today....even won another
$32.55 in lotto, surely a big prize is around the corner. Head to the Alley
Cat with Toni, and watch the passing parade.
heaps of Goths around, some lovely outfits and boys and girls in white face
powder, feels very European as the Goths stumble through these back coffee
house alley ways onto their destination.
I offered up my neck and the porcelain leader got the joke. (or was it a
Decide not to buy a train ticket as they are restructuring the station and
it's a drag finding a ticket machine.
Head back to the office and do Bardot work all afternoon with a dash of
get side tracked by work and blow out breakfast with Bill, he is in town
with Alex Lloyd doing a show at the Punters Club. It's a private gig, but I
can't make either. One of those really busy days and cold cold nights where
you just want to snuggle up.
Run into Glenn on Greville St, he is the lips to die for sixties haired boy
from Route 66, has a great look and we are envious of him. he tells me
Julia is in the store, (she is in the Crowdies
Mean to Me video) so I head back and call in. They give me a great deal on
my tour jacket and we decide on "Mr Eliminator" patch to go on the front-
$50 off. So cool. I promise them I'll wear it on TV every chance I get.
Decide on a very long bath and forget that the Morgan Poll people are
calling, so I miss them and they call me back. Tonight's Poll is about WHO
weekly magazine, what celebrity's look stupid etc
etc. Have a shot at Ella from Killing Heidi- it's a horrid shot, this tight
outfit with her stomach
bulging. I make a comment of "Over eating Heidi" which gets a chuckle from
Spend a big part of the evening sending Jpegs to Mary who is putting
together the Bardot Tour Program. Buffy is great tonight- good to have an
escape, glad it goes off air soon so I don't miss it whilst I'm on tour.
Spend all day on the phone.....hopeless nothing got done.
Hmm maybe time for the favorites list. yeah OK.
Fave Drink- The babble boys make this thing I call Green Slush- I have it
when I feel I need more
"green" in my body. Think it's celery, spinach, apple,
and some other green stuff. I
think the apple must make it taste ok. Sounds much worse
than it is.
Fave Movie- Seven years in Tibet and I'm looking for ward to the Xmen
movie.... I like some good
super heroes- and besides-Patrick Stewart and Ian
McKellen in a movie together has
to be kind of cool.
Fave Book- Star Trek "Spectre"...oddly enough by Shatner - a good mix of
all the parts from all
the Trek Generations...and does Voyager really make it
"The Art of happiness" A handbook for Living. The Dalai
Lama & Howard Cutler.
Creep of the Month- John Howard who must be miles ahead of anyone else in
this Poll. Will be
interesting to watch the GST bite people's arses as we
move further down the track.
My Good Deed-Finding someone's purse in the bank and tracking down the
little old lady that it
belonged to and refusing a reward.
New Scary fact- that smoking can cause permanent eye problems. (I'd rather
kiss an exhaust pipe)
Fave DVD- Sleepy Hollow- Tim Burton is God (maybe I should have that on
our door for the door
to door preachers). Lovely to look at.
Idiot of the Month- Sam Newman the football yobbo- guy is such a fuck head.
Fashion Fave- Chunky copper zips on coats and wooly winter hats.
Order Turkish for dinner and notice they are charging about 13% GST which is
against the law.
Still tasted great.
Found another song that I want played at my funeral when I croak it.
"Tumbling Down" from the Velvet Goldmine soundtrack- just puts me in a good
We watch some of "Party in the ParK"- oh god "Steps" were on- if I ever read
an English hack (journalist) slag off an Australian group ever again I will
point my finger and say "you guys have Steps". Pleazzzze.
Try calling Nigel to find out what the Enz are doing with their Video of new
Years Eve- and no one answers, it just rings out- maybe he's down the very
bottom of his yard. We heard Gollom his cat passed away and that's so sad
because Gollom was his favorite. Gollom was the cat in the Video Newsletter
that we did.
We watch "The Love of Lionels Life"...Aussie tv movie. Really great- a part
of me likes how many Aussie movies never make it overseas, it's just like
this really cool secret- all these neat movies
that never need zillions of dollars and are so pure to the form-with a small
twist. So great. I am so glad I live in Australia.
I keep reading parts of "Strange days" by Patricia Kennealy. Patricia was
the Celtic Pagan that Jim Morrison spent some time with. It's one of those
love/hate books, so I'm trying to love the Love bits and ignore the hate.
Sounds VERY Jim in parts and has several good reads around things like
Woodstock and the place of Women in the music industry. Hell it was in our
library so I'm pursuing it. Read till 2.00 in the morning.
Wake up and end up in my Morrison Leathers, belt and white shirt.....now if
I could only have a head transplant....Kennealy's book is having more of an
affect than I thought.
Bills bills bills- get rid of the gas bill. One down 20 to go.
Every day the sky looks like rain but it never happens, Melbourne is still
lush but we need a good down pour soon ...when it happens I'm sure all the
locals will run outside strip out of their tawdry
clothing and dance naked in the rain. Or maybe not.
The solar panels have been working every day, feeding energy back into the
main grid. We'll know how well it works when our first bill arrives. Some
kids were walking down the alley way the other day when I was out back and
they said "Wow look at those". I'm assuming they were talking about the
solar panels and not our next door neighbors tight tank top.
A Bardot fan called Sam gave the girls this cool present for me- a candle.
it's all carved and her timing was perfect- I've used up nearly every candle
in the bathroom.
We watch a Julian Temple Interview on cable. He's in Oz promoting his new
PUNK Movie. They played some of the clips he worked on- I still like The
Stones "Undercover of the night" it's a brave video and Jagger being shot
could be some people's dream.
Pull my car up outside the office and give it a good wash, the birds were
having target practice at it- really hate driving a crapped on motorcar.
Speaking of birds, all these amazing crows are following me home and they
land in the tree's out front. The branches are bare- it is Winter but the
tree is full of crows- Tim Burton would love this. I talk to a few, and I
think good things about crows not bad so I'm taking the positive.
In the back of my head there is some story about a King and crows but it's
gone.....a passing thought. I may remember it one day. Their feathers are
so shiny black, I love them. I'm thinking of getting one to eat out of my
hand. The big crow flew down when I was reading on the balcony, his huge
claws careful not to chip the wood. Just watched me, tilted his head and
King of the crows that's me.
The good thing about The Art of Happiness and the Trek book is that they
only cost me 10c instead of $55. We'd left the store and was heading to eat
some Mexican food when I counted my change and was only charged 10c. We shop
there every week and they are a huge chain so they can afford giving me the
odd discount. I took it as a sign and ordered another Tequila.
Hale who was the MD of Capitol calls me out of the blue- he's such a nice
man- too good for the music industry. We always send him bits and pieces, he
is such a huge Crowdies fan...no make that a huge music fan. If he was
still at Capitol Crowded House might well of had a second coming in America.
Really nice to hear from him.
Speak to Grant about my touring responsibilities- have it in my head what I
am doing on this Bardot tour. He knows how hard I work so it's money well
Wake up feeling very happy. Remember a Dalai Lama quote :
"Whether one believes in religion or not, whether one believes in this
religion or that religion, the very purpose of our life is happiness, the
very motion of our life is toward happiness".
This thought lives with me through the day...good to bed feeling happy.
Drew Barrymore is marrying yet again. My cousin Tom Green- he works for MTV
America. Drews always marrying some one- we do like the DREW girl. Love
that topless shot of her by la'Chappelle
amongst the grapefruits. My favorite.
South Australian law now allows you to grow TEN Marijuana plants in your
backyard without a heavy fine...go that is a lot. I wonder if it says how
BIG they can be. You only get a warning in Victoria if you have some small
amount on you- the Police are being very fair around it, think their main
target is smack.
Think it has to be cookie time soon.
Tania calls by with a gift bottle of Glayva for us, so sweet. We head to the
pub for a meal and a chat. We end up watching Galaxy Quest on DVD. I love
the convention stuff- it is so real, some of those sci fi fans are rather
Stay up late and watch CLUE on DVD as well- I love Tim Curry- he'll always
be Frank'N'Furter and during Clue so many of Franky's lines slip out. I've
loved this on video I love it on DVD. But it's mainly because of Tim Curry-
he makes Clue , he is Clue.
DVD Review- Kiss The Second Coming.
If you like Kiss or are intrigued by Kiss and want something that is part
history part last great world tour- this is the dvd for you. But Aussie fans
head to Sanity when you buy it as it is $7
cheaper then buying it at HMV....for some reason. Goes for nearly 2 1/2
Has some early footage- you have to allow for the quality of this but the
rest of the footage is superb. We laugh at the "putting on the makeup" Peter
Chris looking like Mrs Doubtfire with his big shower cap on....the makeup
stuff is great. Heading for their secret Grammy Awards appearance which
sets the audience off- see seasoned music people "smile" (scary eh) seems
of the mystique they create wins over many people.
Press conferences on Battle ships, climbing into those cossies again, and
live gigs from Japan to The Castle Donington Festival, Finsbury Park to my
home town of Melbourne. They strut their stuff, have their moves down pat
and it's all good fun. I'm convinced Gene's tongue has shrunken- with most
men it's their cocks (isn't it?) but with Gene it could be his tongue. By
the time he is 70 it will be normal size again. (We are still talking
There are also 3 extra live tracks on the dvd compared to Video. My one
complaint is the package
it should have a cool booklet bit sadly it's only the slide in cover in the
Bombastic, turn it up loud and Kiss my arse. It's fun.
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Well the day started out great- I got to sleep in, Sally calls from England
and she was a good girl (aka-I could understand her *grin* Love ya Sal). The
sun came out so I sat with Ms Ball on the backsteps and we shared a Paddle
Pop. By early afternoon the grey clouds drifted in from the coast so I
decided to do the F/16 update. Mark spends the afternoon finding new places
to keep the DVD's, we look like the DVD supermarket-luckily we have a great
Time to go make some homemade soup- it's turning into that sort of day.
Won't even read this through- hope it makes sense and there are not too many
Have some fun this weekend !!!
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