The Life and Times of Peter Green
Archive: 4 September - 16 September 1996
Call Tim at home in Sydney and make sure he has done his letter for the
upcoming Diary site, he has and Mary (his Mum) has posted it at the
airport. he sounds great, the gig with Jenny Morris went off really
well,loads of Frenz there.
he leaves this Friday for the "Pacific Arts Festival". Work on artwork for
a CD single cover-a rushed job but it looks good...even if I do say so
Had a very strange dream last night- woke up with two things firmly planted in
my head. The year 2002 and the time 4.oo. No date. Unless it was the year 2000
and the 2 was meant to be the month (FEB0 and the time 4.00..ok maybe it
wasn't "firmly" implantd in my head. What does it mean..suggestions please.
Call the estate agents regarding the property at Mt Egerton...we'll all
call in and have a look on the way to the Gramphians. Three letters
connected with the Diary site today,all very funny!
Remember to guy Hairball food today- she's getting old so Mark starts her
on "Seniors" Food. Finns were meant to leave today but delayed it for a
Mail out the final batch of "Everything" cd singles,notice it's now in slimline
jewelcase form not Digipak-so it's becoming a collectors item. Looks like
"Don't Dream it's over" will be the 3rd single from "Recurring Dream" in the
U.K. (Oct 28th release date). Just heard that the song I picked "Love this
life" will be the Crowdies track represented on the Dalai Lama's
Leave at 10.30 for the House in the Hills. Its a 2 hour drive. Pick up
Rebecca and follow Spock and Katie up the highway. The grey ghost is doing
it's meant to rain today but so far the weather looks good. Call inand see
the estate agent,follow her to the property. We decide it's not for us. The
gum trees are great, its 12 acres. The House is good- huge riverstone
walls,great dining area and vaulted ceilings. BUT there is nothing else
around the house,the area is too new-we really want an established
Rebecca sits in the car,she is just not in tune with nature. Call in at Ballarat
and the locals look at us like the Martians have landed (they have). Katie's
crazy laugh sends them into a spin. We arrive at the Gramphians house mid
afternoon. Kim and Andrew turn up soon after. It's kinda weird having
everyone at this house. The huge fire is lit, food is prepared,wine
opened-all the rituals....and finally the Kangaroos start hopping by. It's
spring so all the
baby joeys are in their mothers pouches-so occasionally you'll see a kanga
with little legs poking out. It's nice and peaceful here.
Didn't get much sleep last night and have a bitchin' headache. Rebeccas drunken
laugh kept everyone awake and her dont give a fuck attitude-so she is in the
bad books this morning. No sleep. The Kookaburras are landing on the porch,so
funny you give them bacon,they bash the hell out of it like it's a dead snake.
Go for a walk with Kim and find 5 deer-the king stag starts vogue-ing (yes
like Madonna)-great antler poses. If you sit still they come up and check
if you move them panic-the look of fear in their eyes is obvious.
Zoom off with Spock and Katie and visit the Camel farm- we all hire Camels
and have aride. The Australian Camels are so much nicer than the arab
variety-the Australian owners treat them well,the arabs treat their Camels
like shit-and the Camels become pissed off and bite everything in site.
stroke her Camels eyelids (kinky katie). Spock looked great on his Camel,he
should get one and ride it to work. Sultan Spock.
Earlier on we hike down to halls Gap for breakfast by the stream. Nice day.
As we leave Halls Gap it starts to rain,so our timing is perfect. Call into
Ballarat (again) for Brekky. No we are going back to work when we hear the
local radio station playing "Not the Girl you think you are". A huge truck
almost takes our lives-total arsewipe. Spend the rest of the way answering
mail and clearing the answering machine. Laid back day.
"Snapshot" a late seventies Australian movie is on. The building where "Angie"
lives is bought by Mushroom Records (Enz label) after the movie is released
and is still their HQ at Albert Park Interesting to see how it's changed.
The Crowdies album is still doing well,#2 in England this week. Has now
done about a million units worldwide.
Pick up our tickets to see the Dalai Lama. The Chinese Government are
making not so subtle threats to countries who acknowledge the Dalai. It
will be interesting to see if our Primeminister John Howard meets him. The
ENZso tour is selling well, a quarter of the tickets have already
sold,still 5 months to go.
"Not the Girl" entered the Australian top 100 at #37-that's healthy.
Grant calls-late at night-I'm suckered by his clever voice impersonation......
thought it was Johnny. The USA Finn tour is not going to happen- glad we
stressed that it was not confirmed. At least it makes the Tongue in the Mail
website look good- shuts up those people who's source said it was 100% on.
Instead the Finns are playing at Aucklands Powerstation on November 7th.
Prizewinners will be flown in from the USa-it's all connected with several
radio stations (KSCA(LA),KFOG(SAN FRAN>),KMTT(SEATTLE) and probably
and Z100(NYC). Send Grant a fax wanting to be Chaperon.....really want to see
this gig. Neil interview CD arrives.
Cindy from Discovery calls-it looks like the 5 track "Suffer Never" EP will
be released in the states in October. I think I've found some artwork for them.
The few live tracks will make it worthwhile.
Amazed by the honesty of a fan from the UK (Valerie bartley) who found a bag
of our prize CDS at the Hanover Gig and has just returned them.That's rare.
Finish the next newsletter,just waiting on Neils letter and then it's off
to the printers.
Two friends Jen and Merl are coming down from Sydney. It's kinda weird, we
have two friends also named Jen and Merl in Melbourne., Windy and wet
Breakfast at the Galleon- packed per usual. Do some shopping on Ackland street,
no famous people out today-usually you spot someone!!!!!!! Sleep on the couch.
We all decide to have Brekky at the Blue Elephant. Alison, Rosemarree, Jen
and Merl,mark and myself. Suprise suprise-Miss Candy has returned...with
her friends. In the middle of Breakfast this eightfoot high drag queen
decides its time to put on a show-so the boys turn up the cd and she does
performance (A Whitney Houston song of all things). She keep stroking the cake
displays...and squeezes Alisons knot of hair. The faces she pulls when
doing her makeup are worth getting up early for. What a performer,what a
talent and thank god nothing was "hanging out" this time.
call in and Visit the Crombies. Wiggie is growing so quick and is a
stunning beauty-and NO she doesn't have Noels nose!!!!She showed me her
room and we read a few books. Houdini the great escape chicken is put on
weight and can no longer squeeze through the bars of her pen.
Sally looks great-freshly henna'd Hair. They are off to NZ for a few weeks.
What a doco on vampires on Discovery channel.
Dalai lama at the tennis Centre-will try and make it to the public teaching
classes. Will take Jen and Merl to the Botanical gardens-its a bit breezy
but the Sun is out...maybe winter is ending (at last). Spend part of the
day working on my photo book. Will send Debbie a fresh batch of photos for
the site, some will be from the photo book,a shot of Vivienne (without the
some "art"..maybe. Bye Diary readers. xxx
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