The Life and Times of Peter Green
Archive: 5 January - 18 January 1998
Jan 5th 1998
Largest Living Things brekky meeting at The Galleon. Looks like Paul might
escape to Byron for a few weeks off. Guess we'll all keep working while he
has his time off. Would love a week off- but we're too busy at the moment.
Neil must be getting close to finishing the bulk of his solo album, can't
wait to hear the finished product....good to see the Soul Coughing boys
working with him. One of the "coughers" is in Melbourne, he has an Aussie
girlfriend and called in on Paul and the boys, had a quick play with LLT at
a recent gig.
Watch "This Life" interesting episode, always seems 20 minutes too short on
the ABC- no commercials. The darting camera effect gets annoying when it's
Jj's gig is coming up fast. If any Melbourne people are reading this, get
your arses along to Revolver Upstairs (Chapel St-Prahran). Jj's and his
band THE CARNEVALE are doing their showcase on Jan. 28th. Tickets are a
super cheap $5 and available at Revolver from Jan 20th. It's going to be an
and heaps of musician friends are invited along, hope Nick Seymour is back
in the country in time, as he is a good buddy of Johnny and would love to
see him at his debut. There are not many tickets left- so don't leave it to
the last minute. Should be a hot gig. Techno Goth!!!
Meeting with the Espy Publicist for the return of Hessies Shed shows. The
great news is that club members will be able to get special advance
tickets. Save $5 plus booking fee ($10)...we'll be mailing out info soon.
OR you can check out
the LLT Website...as we should have Gig/ticket info up on that soon.
Receive a parcel from Enz Bassist Nigel Griggs, it's a cassette of his demo's
and music that ye's worked on over the years. Love some of the song titles
"Aliens discover Lost Tribe" and "Crumpets and Honey". Thanks Nige.
Happy Birthday Hessie. He turns 39 and escapes the birthday singalong by
fleeing to Byron. Seem to be running favours all day- pick up Macainshs
mail while he is away, feed Juno downstairs while Caroline and John are
away, even rub someones feet! Just a slave that's me. But like all good
slaves, one day I will revolt. (be warned all).
Catch up with Bungie and Rosemaree at the Elephant. Boom Crash hope to have
some more live gigs soon, we discuss BMG's lack of support, they could be
doing so much more for this band.
Oh joy- some money- Pan Macmillan send Mardi and myself a cheque each for
our photos appearing in the Crowded House- Something so Strong" Book.
$30 a photo- cool. This will pay my parking fine, brekky and the gas bill....
money for nothing and chicks for free! (chirp chirp)
Scan the snap of Peter and Seventies Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, not a
great shot, but it was a long day- will ask Deb to put it up on the photo
area of the Famous/16 website. Gough is pretty good for 81...he's still
over 6ft tall.
new love in OUR life (Mark too) is Fairuza Balk....always amazing looking.
Fairuza you stole our hearts and we want them back! Any Fairuza Balk look
alikes please send snaps to P.O. Box 333 as we have a vacancy for you at
Hmm VM's is swinging this morning, I think it's their Speedo party....the
staff are saying their have been a lot of punch ups this morning. People in
Speedos punching each other out is a weird look...this is Commercial Rd
Work all day and my eyes are still fu*ked, no one seems to know if it's
some sort of allegy, grit in my eyes or maybe I'm going blind from too much
you know what (ok that's not true). End up going to the Eye Hospital at
some silly hour of the night. Most public hospitals are like war zones,
always understaffed etc etc. The Eye and Ear Hospital in Melbourne turned
out to be the exception, great staff, really nice and the doctors knew what
they were on about. Eye Tests
(I still managed to read all of the bottom line with eyes full of tears)...
only 40 minutes later I'm driving home, amazed at what incredible rainbows
and halos are circling the street lights. Love these new eye drops...despite
my eyelashes feeling like I'm becoming a Liza Minnelli copycat from
Cabaret. I swear it felt like I was wearing #10 mascara- and I didn't blink
till I got home. But my eyes have improved by leaps and bounds. A bit
trippy but it seems to be working. Forget acid- try the Eye hospital.
Hear that Stephen King is co writing an upcoming episode of the X-Files. The
Enz Spellbound double cd is now halfway to Gold in Australia, we'll get there
but it will take some time.
Neil was in NZ for a few days and now he is on a plane heading to Vietnam for
a charity "gig" to help build a hospital or two. God bless him. Hear the
album is getting very very close, Grant is back soon, so I hope to have a
my hot little hands next week.Wont review it till the next newsletter.
Wake up early and do my "phoner" for a Melbourne radio station- mainly
talking about the Mental as Anything art show (Feb 5th). Thankfully I
ignored the urge to sneaze especially since I was live to air. Went ok.Any
publicity is good publicity. Phoners are easy.
Weird day, heaps of friends phoning up with problems.....maybe they got
their credit card bills in, after the Xmas period.
Time for the Grey Ghost to get it's service...from the lovely Matt at
Autovegas. Matt is a cool dude, the only mechanic I know with a nose ring.
Hey he's dyed his hair blue-black- good move. The car gets a full going over so
I am without wheels for the day- nice walk home.
Check out the latest issue of Aust. Internet Magazine and notice that the
LLT Site review I sent in got us Site of the Month. It's a quarter page
in glossy colour. So now you really should check out the LLT site. We will
hopefully have a new song on the site very soon from the Hellbent CD ,
which is out mid Feb. Thanks Deb.
Paul comes back from Byron early and joins LLT in the studio. Work work work.
get a call from Canada, CFNY in Toronto Canada has been playing THUMBS, its
a JJJ equivalent. So please any Canadian fans reading this give them a call
and encourage this, who knows where it will lead.
Nick is still in Ireland, Nickla is back- I spotted her on Chapel Street,
so we hope he gets back in time for The Carnevales gig at Revolver on Jan
Have brekky with Spock, he's all excited about his trip away, he deserves a
break, but will he want to come home?
Sal quits the Tongue in the mail list....sent me a great quote, but i can't
print it yet...maybe next issue.
Congrats to our dear friend Wendy who decided to marry Jonathan today at
11.00. Hope you guys have a long lasting love affair.I know what you are
Happy Birthday Caroline....try to get to the lunch/party but end up having
a meeting with Johnny instead. It's very hot today- 43o (phew). Spot our
marching home at a hundred miles an hour- she must of been to lead Seekers
home. I thought I walked fast. Jeezuz.
Spot a copy of James Cockington's MONDO WEIRDO- "Australia in the Sixties"
(the decade in which we lost our innocence". I had his other book MONDO BIZARRO
(Australia in the seventies)....
The back of this latest find, reads "The definitive guide to everything you
wanted to know about Australia in the sixties but were too freaked out to
remember". They make great gifts for friends overseas. Paints Australia as
being more unique then weird...actually it comes across pretty damn weird
Deffinately the two books of the month. Check em out.
Hot evening, but a cool change sweeps through and we all end up in the back
yard with some cool champas, and the famous F/16 salad imported to our
shores by the lovely Spy Di. She used her cat like abilitys to get the
secret recipe and here for the first time is this unique receipe for "F/16
Salad"- special thanks must go to Spy Di for taking the risk to steal this
tempting gourmet from the mouth of Gods themselves....on ya Di.
*** F/16 Salad *** (copyright Spy Di- F/16 site)
*penne or astioccelli pasta
*sun dried tomatoes
*balsamic vinegar (1 part)
*olive oil (2 parts)...we use light.
*1/2 teaspoon mustard ...we use greenpeppercorn mustard
*pinch of salt
For some reason it tastes better when the sun dried tomatoes are cut really
small and the feta crushed really fine....use fresh basil too.
Yummo...tell your friends. It's a good one...and so simple to make.
Well the FrenzCom auction is over very soon, some great bits and pieces so
check out the auction area. It keeps FrenzCom alive.
Wake up early and head to Pauls Cafe with Becky. Fran turns up which is nice-
she looks really pretty today- we are all envious as she is off to Tuscony
for a family wedding. Beckys Mum and the lovable Ducka are there too- so
it's 3 generations of Becks family. Nice brekky but the service really
Cold coffee and it took forever.....I ponder if Paul is grinding the beans
himself out back?
Come home and clear all the emails, it's overcast outside so it's a good day
to work on the Diary site. Can't believe that Feb is almost upon us, the next
cd release will be the HEllbent Cd from LLT out mid- Feb.Should do well.
take care everyone
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