The Life and Times of Peter Green
Archive: 8 September - 21 September 2003
you may recall from our recent travels that we called into Snow town, home
of the infamous Snow Town murders. Well today two of the people involved
were sentenced for Life. The world can be a brutal place sometimes, and an
amazing place other times. I'm sure it is cold comfort for the relatives and
friends of those killed, that some sort of justice was served. That little
town will never be the same, and the image of that disused bank with those
cold silver metal doors will always sit in my mind.
Hmm charts are in and it's not a good week for Alex Lloyd, his new single
drops from 30 to 48 week three. I always say that week three is the true
test of a single if it's going to be a hit. Not sure who designs Alex's
album covers but I truly detest the latest cover, pretty much hated all of
the artwork so far. I'm sure the songs will make up for it, but the cover
art, truly dismal. he's doing some In-stores around the country, one at HMV
Melbourne fairly soon, so keep your eyes open, if you like his music (but
ignore that cover art!!!).
Speaking of cover art, it's a love or hate it piece of artwork on David
Bowie's new CD, I really like it, kinda swanky. It will be interesting to
see how this Bowie album goes, a good solid tour at the same time would of
made a really big difference instead of that stupid theatre beam in idea.
I think they announce the Australian dates really soon.
Wow hit level 15 on Tetris, twice in the same day. Those blocks were sure
falling fast, at one stage Cosmo the bunny was sitting on my chest, now that
is really adding a challenge, playing Tetris at Level 15 with a white rabbit
determined to escape and run through out the house.
Campbell emails me and all of Bic's U.K shows have now Sold Out, I did let
both Tim and Neil know about the gigs in case they make it to London in time
and have a night free. You never know. There is talk of maybe adding some
more Bic Runga shows, the demand is there.
Will get a chance to catch up with my old buddy Jules, Robbie Williams will
be returning to Melbourne December 10th and Duran Duran are special guests.
last time Duranies were in town I jokingly spread that horrible rumour that
Simon le Bon had been shot, it spread like wild fire and people were coming
up to me in the street and saying 'Have you heard, Simon Le Bon was
shot'.... I felt really guilty, ok not really that guilty.
Let the ABC have some Crowdies footage for use on the 'Love is in the Air'
doco, a bit of a trade off deal, for our Crowded House DVD further down the
track. The series starts on the ABC on October 12th, Crowded House will
feature on Episode 4, Skyhooks Episode 3...hope it goes well for them.
Martin and Carolyn from the series were easy to work with.
Talk that the GST may climb to 15% in Australia. That is so extreme, I hate
that F#@$#%#N stupid tax, it's just created such a tax black market area, it
was always due to fail with the public being tax collectors.
Have a chat to my sister about us heading to Egypt in March. Suggest she
check out Amr Diab, Egypt's answer to Ricky Martin (Go Jen!) Found a great
Egyptian site that allows you to walk around the shops of the main market
whilst on line....Egypt is cool, except for the odd Australian tourist going
missing (Yieks). My sister and myself are both spending two months working
on our kick boxing moves..just in case....and carrying big sticks.
Hey how cool, Christian Bale as the next Batman, he'll be great for the
part. Has the Pecs too...and they are real.
Mark is becoming the long lost member of the Osbornes clan, walking around
the office swearing... he has Ozzies walk down pat.... I've told the Bats at
the Forest House to move out just in case he takes a bite!
A bit strange, this date will be in everyone's head for many more years. The
11 short movies made by various film makers around the globe was really
interesting...a few messed my head up far too much though, in the end
stopped watching, was too hard.
Send Lea in Sydney our 'We're all men' video so some parts can be used on
Andy Whites EPK that we are putting together for media. We like Lea, she
Genevieve from a few houses up (aged 6) calls by and we sponsor her for the
Skip-a-thon, it's for the Heart Foundation, so we give her $10...she is so
into helping raise the money. She's a cool kid, always calls Mark Marky and
asks about Cosmo...she will be a Vet..we just know it.
Happy Birthday to 'Cheetah' from the Tarzan movies, he turns 71 today, which
is nearly double the normal age of a chimp. Cheetah was cool.
Jen calls by with masses of flowers and George the cat. We are looking after
her (George not Jen) for a few days while Ben and Jen are heading off to be
married. Oh wrong Jen and Ben...oh that one was called off. Actually Bens
away gigging ligging and frigging in the rigging..yep on the road, whilst
Jen heads to Bris Vegas, so George comes to stay with Uncle Peter and Uncle
Mark. She is a cute cat and is spoilt by us.
Bowie's Cinema 'Event' gets the Thumbs down on the Whats Hot and Whats Not
column in the Sun newspaper.
Johnny Cash Dies age 71.
had a feeling it was close, he has been ill for a long while now, my whole
family would be grieving, I was brought up on a stable diet of Johnny Cash
songs. A sad day, he was one of the good guys.
George is so hyper, we are exhausted, who needs exercise we have GEORGE!!!!
It's a good thing, even if Cosmo is upstairs packing his bags ('It's the cat
or me'). Cosmo re considers, takes a stand (literally) on both legs and
towers upwards...George runs and hides. Wow macho Bunny on the loose!!!!
Fave Person- Johnny Cash
Fave Snack-Chocettes (Bite sized Cherry Ripes)
Fave Album-Jet -Get Born -great songs, great cover art (simple but cool-
take note Alex Lloyd). Plus they rock.
Fave DVD- A Very Brady Sequel- so much better than I remember, especially
Alice's line about Sam the Butcher slipping her 'one of his special tube
Fave Accessory- A small silver cartouche' I found that has my name on it in
Fave Book-The Egyptian Gods- by Alan W.Shorter. It's a well researched
collection of Egyptian Deities, not sure if it's available any more.
Revolting Person of the Month - Peter Costello our Treasurer and John
Howard's Butt Monkey.
Fave song- SPIRAL -Pansy Division from their Total Entertainment CD (Hidden
track The Mall is a must have). Pansy Division kick arse...they also...oh
Crap Artist- Holly Vallance- like who cares.
Cryptic Award- Neil Finn- at least he returns all my emails, I love those
short funny replies. Everyone should have a Boss like Neil (and Sharon).
Mark has given up trying to sleep with George...nah it's George the Cat and
George is a girl...not that he's into animal stuff...am I burying myself
here.......ok George can not sleep in Marks room as George loves to explore
and keep him awake.... so she is back down in the dining area, Cosmo has
been moved up to level two and I am on level three.....anyone want to sign
us up for a TV show!!!!!
US secretary of state Colin Powell visits Iraq. yep I think Bush is a
dickhead but I truly do like Colin Powell , articulate, intelligent, Bush is
very lucky to have him onboard. Not sure why I think he is ok, he just
carrys himself well. Plus I've never seen him drop a dog on it's head
Rosemaree calls by with an amazing dinner that she has cooked for us, God
Bless her, it is delicious as per usual. I make desert and some weird Garlic
bread that wasn't garlicy enough. Spend the rest of the night working after
she goes home....busy period for us.
Made an effort to get up early and head into the city to the wonderful State
Library. This is tax payers money well spent, it's brilliant and has the
best feeling inside the building. Spend a few hours at the micro film area
going through a stack of old Juke magazines grabbing Split Enz LIVE shows
out of the Gig guide area for my Split Enz book. Great articles in those
early Issues, and was kind of nice with the whirl of micro film in the
Newspaper room. I have to get myself some glasses just so I look like a sexy
library Geek...hey it's not a bad look. Good day, great building and the
train station is directly across the road.
Sweden declines the Euro, Britain won't go for it and I seriously doubt
Denmark will say Yes, the dream of a single European currency is fading
Bic has another show tonight at The Garage,(London) I send her a quick email
about this weird dream I had...I was holding up this white board that said
the word TEMPEST on it!!!! Strange Bic and Tim Finn were trying to outbid
each other for the rights to the word and Bic kept elbowing him and
laughing... how weird, what did I have to eat that night.
I told both Tim and Bic, they both probably think I am even more freakier
Have breakfast at The Market Cafe, not Babble, it's another of our haunts,
they have really great coffee.
Yey Dr Who returns tonight and the ABC are playing every episode, and there
are a lot! So cool, nice and B&W all grainy all cool.
Chat to Noel regarding his main interview next week, will be good to see
Katie Underwood's DANGER CD single is instores, she's a mate so I grab a few
copies, hope she has a hit with it. It's getting some solid airplay.
Well today we had the biggest run on WINGS OFF FLIES since it's release. The
last copies are being gobbled up and heading off to new homes. I guess it is
the last chance for people to get this book full of music photos (text) and
hell the format is really nice. I know what will happen, we will run out and
for months people will email and say "I really wanted this book', happens
all the time. So if you are after a copy of WINGS there is still time, but
only just, in the week we have gone from 100 to 25 remaining. order now or
forever hold your peace (or someone else's piece!). Opps.
Thanks also, had some really nice emails from people who bought copies
awhile back and it was nice to receive your positive comments.
John Ritter dies, he has been on so many shows, we really dug him as the
robot potential Dad for Buffy! His final film Bad Santa is out on November
Chief Weapons Inspector Hans Blix now believes there has been no weapons of
mass destruction in Iraq for at least Ten years maybe fifteen. I remember I
received one email from some person because I dare call Bush a liar on his
weapons of mass destruction speech. Well I'm sorry but I stand by that, he
lied to his people, and as time goes on and more and more evidence from
people like Blix comes out the lie will stand out. Hey in some ways it's a
good thing, I think I prefer Iraq to not have any WOMD wouldn't you. Go
Hans, in my world Truth is one of the most powerful weapons!
Grant asks me for a copy of Nigel Griggs CD- SLEEPER so pop that in the
mail, I can imagine Nigels music being used for movies or TV.
Have been enjoying these early Dr Who episodes, they are currently hanging
with a group of cave men...all fake fur etc, except when the odd cave man is
knocked out and he falls to the ground and you notice he is wearing Y-fronts
under his fake fur!!! Well it was made in 1963.
Hear from Andy White and the Italian launch of Boy 40 went well, loads of
good looking people arriving on Mopeds, Tell me Why got some of it's first
orders today for us via the mail, so I think people are going to take a punt
on our good taste and grab a copy.
Receiving a lot of emails from our USA friends, the best part of touring is
that you get to meet some really nice people. That Finn Bros U.S. was the
perfect example, we met some really good people, a lot are really good mates
hopefully we'll all be world touring in 2004.
Back to babble today, felt a bit odd, glad when Mark turned up, as I wasn't
Kath and Kim return to TV tonight, really funny and it's an all nude
episode, so good to see a bony ol' arse on Australian TV again. Go girls.
Send Mum some flowers, try and find a Florist or Nursery in Wollongong that
actually takes American Express, it's like it's on another planet, really
it's not that impossible.
Wings Off Flies continues to sell, talk about 2nd lease of life, everytime I
download our mail, there are a dozen or so requests for it, mostly from
America, I have this pile on the floor that's growing higher as people
reserve the final few copies. Mark has even signed a couple...how special is
that! (: (: (:
My Bic pay check arrives a few days early (yey) so that covers my home loan
this month, I've worked for it, even though Bic is fun work, the hours
around her stuff have been really long this month. Hope she thinks of me
when it's pay rise time....that's always nice.
Where has the week gone, I can see Santa peeping around the corner, mid
Notice JB Hi Fi are being listed on the share market soon. Around $1.55 per
share, should do well. Their prices are still really exceptional compared to
all the other CD stores.
Dinner at Freskeys. The waiter asks us how the auditions are going, and if
the TV show is popular, he obviously has us confused, we tell him so but he
refuses to believe us...o.k. I put on my dark glasses and just ignore
everyone like a true TV star. When it's time to sign my credit card, I say I
don't do autographs and push it away....totally throws him, I laugh and
sign, such a wanker, some people don't get my dry humour.
Will start some basic stuff on the Crowded House retrospective DVD- 'Full
House' around October 1st...going to spend a bit of time on this one as I
want it to be really good, think the home movie footage will be fun.
Get a we're leaving to mix the album email from Tim, 'into the belly of the
beast', so the Finns are moving it along at a fast rate.
Incredible Spring day in Melbourne, work outside in the garden and decide I
need some plants so head to my regular nursery.
Drop some packing boxes into Rebekah as she is moving house soon, and a huge
bag of stamps for our church charity fundraiser (thanks to all those people
who have been sending in).
Next stop the nursery and after all the fuss they no longer take American
Express. Total pain, so I drive to High Street and find a nursery. Of course
it has zero hanging baskets for the balcony, is this not my day or what? So
I buy huge daisy bushes and empty hangers, plus loads of other plants for
Hairballs garden area out back....whilst we are getting the flowers the shop
is robbed! A quick cash grab, no guns etc, it ends with me zooming up High
Street trying to see a teenager in jeans (that's the description the lady
gave me)...it could only be 10,000 or so people out on this fine day. I give
up and head back. I think the lady is a bit whacko and I really don't even
know if she was really robbed. Just a feeling....
Well the balcony looks great, we'll see how long these ones last, hanging
plants never seem to last long in Melbourne, the extreme weather maybe. Yes
I do water and feed them and the Possums can't feast on them. I think it's
the odd cold morning.
Mark is spending half the day editing on the G4 and complaining about Mac's
(grin), at least he hasn't thrown the Titanium off the balcony. He heads
down the street to feed the neighbours cat, it has the loudest Meow! Her
name is Terra.
Loads of Slim Dusty on the News, just like Johnny cash, Slim was an icon to
our family members. What an amazing amount of albums he has released, think
it was 106!!!!So he will be missed by many.
Windy night but a nice day outside, so good to feel some sun on my face. Sit
out back and eat my Vita Brits in the sunshine. A baby Kookaburra lands on
the fence and watches me, think he's after worms from the garden.
Goodbye Galileo. NASA plans to crash the space probe into Jupiter as it's
currently on a collision course with Europa (Jupiters Icy Moon)...fears of
Earth bacteria contaminating Europa is one reason. I still think Europa is
the best chance to find life... Galileo did a great job. One of the NASA
missions that was truly great.
Turn on the computer and more and more people after Wings Off Flies, trying
to scrounge up a few more for last minute orders. Feels very strange, it's
like a last minute dash to the finish line with a copy of WINGS under ones
arm. We're happy so many people enjoy this Finn friendly photo book. better
get back into mailing them.
Inshallah (If God is willing).
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