The Life and Times of Peter Green
Archive: 31 August - 11 September 1998
Get an email from Joooodie in America- Theresa and Joodie have opened their
infamous Cappuccino Bar...they've threatened for awhile. It's probably the
best cup of coffee in America, will run the address at a later date.
Newsletter is getting close to being complete, just waiting on a postcard from
Mr Finn. Tim suprises us and sends a short note a a great shot of his son
Harper for the issue.
Not the best timing for a Newsletter just before we are out on the
Tell Deb to disconnect my email service, for two months after September
10th we are not receiving or replying to any emails. Just warning everyone.
We are stills ending out cds and taking club orders (as Mark and Di etc are
in the office).
Kevin drops in the roughs of the Shed Shows, they are on air in Australia
early November. Still no date for Neils Recovery Show, it sounds great
though. Heard a few LIVE Neil tracks on Triple J- they are playing stuff
from the show.
have my meeting with Mushroom around the Skyhooks cover- they seem pretty
happy with it. Great colours on all the costume fabrics. Hey do I get
nominated for best Cover design at next years ARIAS?
Get in a new wine rack for all the bottles of free wine that keep turning
up at the office.
Happy Birthday Spock.
Maz calls and invited Mark and myself to the WoodApple on Chapel St. Really
fun night, good to see Miss Katie again.....they ran out of chutney and no
pan rolls.....but still we all seemed to pick out. Back to the house for
coffee, Spock is very happy and gives us a peep of his new Years Eve
song-Spock Lobster (aka Rock Lobster B52's)......I think certain guests are
going to perform their own "special" song at our "party of the decade".
Call Drew the drain man to book him in before Melbournes "wet" season starts.
Spend most of the day and night working on the UK Neil Tour Programme, such
long hours and trying to track people down, it's slowly coming
together...should look good. Waiting on a working Visa....should turn up
The tour is now gettng close to 90% sold out, Neil will be happy, hear that
two dates might be shuffled around, so keep an eye on the Neil Finn site.
Pick up our contest prize- for the next newsletter- its this huge 3d
Recurring Dream display, just fits into the EK. Had a callf rom Bill and
ALT are getting back together for a Japanese tour in December. No dates
yet, but the ALTITUDE cd will have a Japanese release with 2 slightly
different songs. So all the Japanese fans will get to see Tim, Andy and
Liam. Sounds like the new Hothouse Flowers cd dissapeared without a trace.
Mark is almost blinded by a piece of wood while putting on the new security
locks....so he has a glass eye for a week and he is in desperate need of
eye patches. His new name is #2 and he is making a cameo on days of our
Lives! (The return of Patch...downunder").
Hester and the Largest Living Things will be doing their Halloween Show AND
Shed Launch at the Espy Gershwin Room on 31st October. Special show for
Deb emails me and this Diary Site will become the F/16 Neil Finn Tour Diary
BUt it will be on a WEEKLY basis...so please everyone check each week, for
all the fun and tour gossip.
Just realised I'll be away when the Aussie Election is on- I hope the
Australian public are not silly enough to vote John Howard back in, the GST
goes all the way down the line, and every item on the club list will have
an increase, and for the first time since the club began, it's membership
fee will have to be increased. I just don't trust someone that says NEVER
will i try to put a GST
on items and services and then next election he trys it again. Go away Howard.
I'd love for the Democrats to get in, but in reality will happily settle for
the Labour party. Good luck Australia.
Spy Di's connecting flight is 2 hours late so she has to get another
flight, which means I get to sleep in for an extra hour. Drive to the
airport and pick her up- only had to wait a few minutes. Walk to the
Elephant for brekky, full table. Everyone is excited about Di's California
Rolls class coming up in a few days.....Miss Candee is banned because we
can't afford THAT MUCH Sake'.
We work all day and head to the city for the Lethal Weapon 4 Premiere.
Spock joins us, and despite thinking we'd hate it- it was ok.....in a
lethalweaponish sort of way. Mel Gibson looks like shit these days...old
and wrinkled and he obviously is wearing a girdle. Jet Li on the other hand
was brilliant and made the movie...token appearance award goes to mel's
Screen wife- like why bother,
she had such a small role.
We had coffee afterwards and for the first time ever it didn't keep me awake.
Stand next to the Arts Centre Spire and watch the lasers change colour. Cool!
Can't believe that AMEX gave me a GOLD American Express Card.
Try Whistling This is a bullet performer in the Australian charts this week
and is back in the top 20 again. She will have her way came into the top
100 at #61
and will probably jump into the top 40 next week. The extra non- album
songs on the single will help it a lot.
Drew our gutterman turns up and he is a little person...my fear is that he
will fall off the ladder, and I panic a bit when he leans the ladder up
against the outside power cable! But he does well, and it sounds like the
roof area is nice and clean...so no flooding.
Receive a copy of the NAKED book from Leigh in the States, if it fits I'll
probably take it on the plane....
Well Spys California Roll Making Class is on- everyone is on time, ok
Melissa was late, but apart from that it went like clock work. Now we know
why it's called "sticky rice". Toija consumed nearly all our Sake, after we
all gave it up for Champayne. Rebecca was in fine form.....Melissa kept
hooking her and reeling her in- she fell for it every time and then blamed
me (Mr Innocent eh Beck). Great to see Trudy again, she was telling us
about the problem of being a 6 ft woman. Rosemaree got a few good digs in
(*grin*)....and i think Spy was just amazed by it all...... jj and Renee
(everyones favourite) turned up later,
they are hatching a few "plans"......! A fun night. My family. Notice the
Durham mad fan is now taking them to court (an appeal)......she's starting
to sound a bit crazy....I'll give up the game the day I start sending Neil
Finn doormats...what a strange thing tos end to the lead singer of the
Seekers. Weird imagery.
Paul hester on The Panel, does well.
Grab a brekky at the Elephant and Di calls, and needs to have lunch with
Spock, so we gulp our brekky down. Finish the day mailing newsletters,
think I'll be taking a bag of them to the UK. Kind of excited about the
tour- Tshirts will be done on time, as will the programmes and other fun
things. Think I'll be bus hopping between the band bus and the crew bus,
that should be fun.
For any life members reading this, just remember we play the meetings by
ear and it's day by day, some nights Neil wants a quiet time with the
family/kids, and in some cases the Venue wont allow non working personal
backstage. But hopefully
Lifers will get a chance on this one, we have all your names etc, so bring some
ID.(remember this is not an autograph session). See you on the road.
My flight leaves in the afternoon, so I spend the morning cramming stuff
into the suitcase, no room for clothes, so i guess I'll be buying on the
road. I asked Grant for a clothing allowance...but it wasn't
GRANTed...wonder why. Guess I'll be wearing a lot of tour shirts. Leave Di
with Mark so they are running the office while I'm away. Give Hairball a
huge hug, feel very very sad, and even the thought of the Qantas Flight
Lounge doesn't make me smile. ):
Could be my last tour for awhile. We arrive Heathrow soon......in this
frame of mind I'm sure to be body searched!
Don't forget to check back here next week to see how the tour is going and
to find out if I can top Liams dare.....I'll do it for $40!
ps- Remember no emails for 2 months.
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