The Life and Times of Peter Green
Archive: 26 July - 8 August 1999
Very PMT-ish today....all dark and moody! The day ended well- with The
Dallas Movie "The Return of JR" on cable. Linda Gray just looks so
good eye make up! We still want to know how JR beds all those chicks!?
Money and Power....wow he'd have to pay me a lot . One of our classic
"collectors items" is a can of JR BEER. Yes a special dallas promotional
beer. It must be several decades old now so it must taste like crap...but
the can looks good.
Happy Birthday to my best friend in the whole universe- Marky! (Oh vomit).
No one has a friend this good.....except maybe hairball (who has Marky).
Hairball the cat and myself went shopping and we found this big chunky
shaggy coat, Lara calls it the toilet seat cover. (Thanks Miss Leather
coat). It's Markys birthday present.
Call in to check on Vali to make sure she is over her flu, she pulls out
this cute postcard all signed for Mark...it's a photo of Vali at Positano
kissing a huge Rooster.
We are all meeting at Ramjets- all the family except one. Really fun
night,it's one of those times where everyone just hit it off. The night
started with Sambucca (argh)....I was rather sloshed....we kept moving
around the table, everyone just laughing and raising their glasses-at
sometime we did eat. We also celebrated Fran and Trudi's birthday. Tania
and Rosemaree both bought the candles for Marks cake....so we almost burn't
the place down. It was just a load of fun- I love these people.
Marks best present was a message from the agents for the house next door-
the neighbours from hell are out- they are being evicted. They
suck....everyone has tried but no more Mr and Mrs nice guy...I hope it
rains when they move!
Neil website makes the top 10 finalists in the Internet awards...now cmon
it wasn't all my threats and conscience prodding...we know you love the
voted on that fact alone. Anyway thanks, it's great to get in the final batch.
Watch The Planets on the ABC...what a great doco. I feel like my head has
expanded to double the size after viewing this show.
Space rocks....have to save up and buy a huge telescope for the new country
Heard the Enz studio stuff is coming together, they also recorded the jam
session, so I'm hoping the club can maybe use this at some stage if it
doesn't get a domestic release.....maybe on a club raraities for our 20th
year celebrations. Who knows. It's still not 100% that the Enz new material
will come out, depends on the final mix etc etc.
Head to the Jackman Gallery and help Pete and Susan hang their art...I even
name a piece (Optics)....Optics ends up selling quickly. Had to be the name
(grin). The Gallery is great, nice wall space, great for the O'Doherty's.
Check on my vip list to make sure I have invited everyone. Don't think Paul
will make it, as it's Sunday Hester's 5th birthday.
Loads of calls from people coming to the art show- Vicka and Linda Bull
have their cd launch tonight as well but heaps of people are comig to the
gallery show first.
Vali calls and she says she's thinking of coming. This is big, she NEVER
goes to Gallery openings. I end up picking her up and she comes along as my
date.I'm all gothic tonight- my Lestat coat, pvcs and dangerfield body
shirt....I walk into Vali's house and she says "you are such a beautiful
star".....and she is a gorgeous gypsy heart! Shall we dance!
I drive to St Kilda in the Grey Ghost, take her the scenic route, through
the purple floodlit oaks....just grand. My car clicks and clacks- and she
says "listen your car is singing".....so we all sang along.
The art show was great, Rebecca jumped in first and bought this Pete
painting of a lamp....it's an odd shape but perfect for her quarters, Greg
Macainsh loved the airports 747 painting....Trudy ended up with
"Broadbeach", and the list went on, so many people bought. I love seeing my
friends with real art, I'm just over prints big time- nothing stands close
to a painting. We waste so much money on crap, convincing ourselves that we
need it- but to buy a painting is just magic.
The small bar is busy, I jump behind it- Peter the Gothic bartender.
Toija is fantastic and offers to follow us home as the cars breaks are
worrying me a lot- she just cared a lot that night and I'll never forget
that- thanks La Toija. She ended up taking Vali home too, and I knew Toija
had to be up at 6.00.
Another good opening.
Paul calls and is showing some interest around a certain record compay
signing up The Largest Living Things.....so I pass on the info he needs.
They need to get a cd out soon, always takes so long with this band.
People call all day saying thanks for last nights art show.
I really want to buy "Big yellow"...can't remember what it's name is, but
it's one of Susans abstracts and I love it.
Should be saving, I keep reminding myself.
Word is that Tim Finn is just brilliant in the studio with the Enz- so
chilled out and enjoying himself. he told me that he loved what Lynn has
done so far on the Tim website. The site will continue to grow. The guys
tell me that Eddie Rayner (Enz keyboards) organised this meeting with the
band,the promoter etc etc
and then HE forgot to turn up...typical Eddie- just love him.
Go meet Paul and the Mental as Anything guys at the Gallery. Paul buys
about 6 pieces of art, 2 in a small alcove that I show him. He loves Big
Yella as it's now called by everyone...and says that I have the "walls" for
it. It's a big piece of art. Feel a bit tired and sad today....really want
to see someone but they are working....so I decide to be alone, in my ow
pathetic misery. Childish I know- but sometimes only the odd person can
pull you out of this.I'd love for a friend just to tur up with a bottle of
alcohol and say "lets get drunk" on the balcony......we always supply the
drinks. My friends are cheap!!!! (: yes I ended up buying BIG YELLA to
cheer myself up.
Ramjets opens at 11.00 now - so we get to sleep in on Sunday. The Blue
Elephant has reopened but we have not ventured in there yet.....not sure
why. Ramjets treats us well. Pick up Vali's birthday present from Fletcher
Call Bic Runga and she is in the bath. I had nice visions of that!!!
Work all day on Neil stuff.
Happy 69th Birthday Vali Myers.
As Ed van der Elsken says -" Vali, the incredible superfreak lives a funny
life. We all know that she was the most far out Bohemian,Hippie, Yippie,
Smokey the bear, she was Vali de St.German-des-Pres , inspiration and
companion of artists,
eggheads,tramps and travellers. Beautiful,way out,painted like a
Papua,dressed like a Gypsy, always i absolutely perfect taste."
Go in with Mark to the studio and give her our gift, a silver hip flask-
with her signature etched on the front and "from your two lone wolves-Mark
on the back. She had her dearest friends with her....and we all celebrated
with bottles of Raki. (Ouch).
Dugald drops in today- he is still at school but doing the odd music job,
and a fair bit of tv. Dylan from Recoverys new show- Noel Crombie from the
Enz did the stage set for it. They have about 8 bands on the show.
Win $33 on Tattslotto....I win $30 every week now...this is good.
Try to find out what the hell is happening with Gisborne. It looks like the
Enz will be playing Auckland but everything is still up in the air....we
should know everything next week. At least the fans are being
Nicole tells me that she likes Taxride's new cd....
nearly sent out all the Video newsletters- it's such a huge task, mostly
all the boxing and mailing-never seems to end.
The people next door have started slowing moving out....there are so many
it will take all week. I tell Amazing Grace that they are going and she
dances a jig and says "lets have a party".
Just horrid all day- too much going on, really don't want to go to the
dreadful casino to see BCO....Peter phones and I say we'll probably go- in
the end we just threw in the towel and stayed at home.
The band were probably offended but I just couldn't handle the crowd, plus
they were on at 12.30, and Mr Brown- who are pretty boring were support,
they just don't do anything for me.....not sure why.
Rebecca calls and keeps trying to get us to go, just pushes me further from
going and I don't know why. Just didn't want to I guess.
Mums 5oth anniversary Hockey reunion is on today....told her they should of
had a game- my Mum still has the best legs. All the other Hockey women get
Box all the cd fair stuff.....so may bits and pieces.
Australian internet awards are on- don't hear if we have won- guess we didn't.
Up bright and early and head off to the cd fair with Mark...we are half
asleep when the doors open and so many fans flood in. Some new faces, and
we played a few live songs for them on Marks little cd player. It was a
long day but everyone had fun. The people next door are moving out...and it
starts raining on them (:
Pizza for dinner!
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