The Life and Times of Peter Green
Archive: 9 November - 22 November 1997
The club has a stall at the Camberwell Record fair- great to meet some new
club members and of course many of the old faces are still here. A good
day- even though it was a long one. We've noticed that all the Crowdies and
Enz cds have gone up in price a lot- also many of the earlier releases are
starting to be very hard to find.
Get home and watch "Nadja"-which is on cable. It has to be my movie of the
month. made in 1994, its a brilliant Vampire movie-david Lynch's filmwork
superb.....a great B/W. MG got me onto it...sleep well, with Goblins and
vamps running through my head.
Spend a large part of the day visiting record stores, checking on Crowdies
stock. Recurring Dream is still selling really well, and will once again be
EMI's big seller this Xmas. Long day.
Call into Mushroom ,our Enz record company. They are starting to get
behind the Spellbound cd, tv adverts start very soon, and then it should
bullet into the charts. Mail Sal in the UK the LLT cd so she can run our
first UK review. I think she'll enjoy it.
Kevin from LLT drops in and grabs some of the LLT stickers. I noticed one
of them on someones car the other day, took me by suprise. Ummmm I don't
think they are water proof. Nick Seymour drops in and it's great to see
him. We have a laugh about the "star spotting at Kmart" post- he's
threatening to go back!
Nick autographs the famous for 16 minutes Tshirt for the fundraiser and
does one of his burning building logos on the shirt, it's building up with
Will drop over to his place in a week or so andgo through his art books for the
possible Calendar. Then he's back in LA for a time, working on the spoken
Have brekky at the Elwood beach cafe....Kevin and Mark are there. paul
forgets that we have a meeting , so we forgive him and eat Pancakes
instead. heaps of kids here today- Sunday hester running amongst them.
Mardi is off to Sydney for a few days break, so paul will be sole -parent
for the weekend.
nearly finished Dino's Kylie Minogue book- it;'s ok, not sure why Kylie is
going on about it- maybe it's all the manipulation of the industry ...who
knows. Mark thinks it's the bit about her having sex in the cupboard!
Book in for our Tax assessment....we have receipts for every known thing.
The tax man must love us. At least we are fairly honest.
Call our estate agent Deanne-she is after a band to play at their end of
year Xmas Bash. The receptionist puts me through to Sally......how she
misunderstood Sally for Deanne is anyones guess.....do I have a major
We work in the office all weekend. Decide to get the new Tim photo off to
Christina for the Tim website...his hair has grown out really well, since
he had his buzz saw cut. Give him a call and he's going to pen a few words
bottom of the photo to go in the newsletter. Hope he gets some new music
out early '98. Fax Neil in the States, to write something for the issue
Well it's Debs BIG day......I'm sure she's having a ball. How can anything
compete with this.......!?
Phone the Albert Park Hotel- make sure the gigs are getting wide coverage.
I hope they don't make the Hotel too nice. Do a serious amount of driving
today. Mushroom, EMI, then to the Galleon. See Barry at the galleon, what a
soul this man has- his dreads sure do scare people, but it's the man behind
the 'dread" that matters- and he's a cool dude. he's in the kitchen cooking
away. The only bummer is that The Conty doesn't have any Apple Crumble. The
counter guys tells me they usually only make it in the evenings. Have Apple
and Rhubarb instead (oink oink). Kevin doesn't turn up- but drops into
Belmore later on.
he's becominga good mate. Funny the band feel really good to be around,
the trip to Sydney has caused this "bonding" I'm sure.
Drop cheque into INPRESS for the quarter page LLT advert.
Fax Uk to try and find out more info on these other Enz Best Of....cds.
Grants office hasn't heard a thing about them either.
Go to the city- doa store check on Spellbound and the new BCO album "Gizmo
mantra". BMG are doinga terrible job, half the stores don't even have the
BCo cd. At least the Jets cd is in the stores.....skip lunch and we go to
the movies instead. Half price Tuesday Rules!
A boring day-work work. No celeb phone calls......grey ol' day. is it me?
At the last minute Eddie Rayner calls......he's sending us info on the possible
Enzso Two project.
Zoom to Mushroom ,pick up stock, call into the city and buy Spellbound cds.
have to be at Noels by 3.00, on the way at every red stopping light I peel
out the insert and throw the cd case in the back of the Phoenix. JJJ is
blaring away and I'm pulling and throwing cds......by the time I'm at the
Crombie Mansion all the slicks are ready to be signed. The Crombie kids are
so incredibly wild and healthy, the girls love each other. Wiggie ends up
being wrapt in material from head to foot ,like a crushed velvet Mummy.
Noel happily signs away. They've just finished the Enz sign for the NZ
Museum Exhibit for '98.
Has Cupids arrow struck two of my closest dearest friends.........?Hope so.
Try calling Nick at home and remember that he is in Sydney with bro.Mark.
Gary Glitter gets caught out with Kiddie-Porn. Now I'm depressed, he was
such a hero to many of us. Phil Judd said it right in the song "heroes let
Happy Anniversary baby! Was the blinds, scub the windows and who says
romance is dead?
Running late all day, get to the LLT show late...the new look Albert Payk
is a bit Yuppie-ish for me and the band "area" sucks. Paul has that "I'd
rather be on the moon then here" look.....they start late, half our
regulars walk in , in the middle of the set-thankfully. Strange
night......strange show- guess you have to have some of them. I call out
for them to play "Hellwood" and get a resounding "NO".......
beck and myself sit in these weird armchairs, but they have unlocked
wheels on them so you can roll around the floor. One of my best
friends....Miss Rebecca Paige Booth...somehow manages to spill a huge pot
of beer down BOTH my boots.
Yes I will NEVER let her forget that one......and I repay her with kindness by l
encouraging young George (drums) to drive her home. (Now Roamce is
Dead...we've done it in, if these two get together- *grin*).
Fran and the gang turn up.....decide to spend my last $ on shouts for everyone.
Go to bed at 3.00.
Well its just after lunch when Fran calls.....she's unofficially Spy Di's
Aussie Twin.....CIA meets KGB.....anyway we have unconfirmed info that
Michael Hutchence from INXs has committed suicide. All I could do was go
quiet. I tell her I'll get back to her and check on some of my sources.The
Internet has nothing, but one source tells me that he "hung himself" at the
Ritz carlton in Sydney. As many of you know we have stayed at The Ritz
several times on tour-
one of my fave areas. I remember checking in with Nick and he asked if
Michael Hutchence was staying there- Nick has known Michael for many years.
Michael used to stay at the Ritz under the pseudonym "Harley Davidson".
Anyway I phone the office and the machine is on.....I phone several press
people and they haven't heard much. I finally check witha source and he
says that it's true and that the Police couldn't release Michaels name till
Paula (Yates) finds out.
I instantly think of Nick and realise he is in Sydney, i didn't want him
finding out from a newspaper headline or gossip. So I call him on his
mobile, several times. I tried to be as gentle as possible, it's a horrible
thing. Michael hanging himself is really strange because it's not the way
we thought he'd go, sure an OD...but not hanging.
The other thing is that the INXS tour was to start in Australia in a few days...
they were playing Melbourne next Friday.
Anyway it's sad, sad for Paula and especially sad for the Tiger Lilly their
kid.....very similar to Courtney and Kurt. I guess we'll all find out what
went wrong in the next few days. From what I gather many of his friends
hadn't been in contact lately, but you'd think withan upcoming tour that
his focus would
be on that.....I guess the question is, what makes someone take their own life.
Anyway more will come to light I'm sure . This was to be the 20th anniversary
celebrations for INXS....one of Australia's most famous bands are no more.
"here comes the world with the look in it's eye
future uncertain but certainly slight.
Look at the faces,listen to the bells,
it's hard to believe we need a place called hell."
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