The Life and Times of Peter Green
Archive: 9 August - 22 August 1999
August 9th 1999
Worked out why Bongo Skyhook was heading to Brazil...it's the great(?)
Train Robber Ronnie Bigg's 70th Birthday so there are sure to be seven days
of debauchery happening. It made the late night news, couldn't see Bongo in
the background, then again it all looked very Nero-Orgyish!
Win on Lotto again...$23, covers breakfast and lunch. A Journalist from New
York's Madison Magazine turns up at Vali's studio to do an interview, she
gets more media attention then the Spice Girls (Feral Spice?).
A "listening cd" arrives for Hester from Neils NZ office, a big chunk of it
is stuff that we sent over on our "suggestion" cd. Still have no idea what
the track listening is- but I love Crowdies tunes like "Time Immemorial"
and "Legs are gone"....also " Help is coming" which sounds like its' from
the Kare Kare sessions is on this listening cd. Glad they kept "Tellys gone
bung"..such a cute Hester song. (Love the Kylie and Jason verse). So the
Crowdies rarities project still rolls on, small turns but thats better then
Speak to Rebecca tonight and she is eating double dip Tim Tams-waiting on
Roy Dupuis to come knocking on her door (she wishes)....ok I mean tv set!
Talk to Greg from the 'Hooks and we both agree this madness around the
millennium deserves to have a name- so we've decided on "The
as it gets closer all the control buffers around humans dissapear and
people do the strangest things. The amount of affairs in progress around
our friends is
now reaching double figures-scary.
Notice an internet statement on the Bowie site saying that he isn't playing
Gisborne....I wonder if he'll play N.Z. at all.
Call NZ with the Enz press release corrections. Still a few options up
their sleeves, its really a case of everyone sitting tight and see what
Becky comes winging by and we head to Borders to see Chris Issak, thought
I'd go along with her- has nothing to do with a certain tech-person...who
wasn't there anyway. I think Rebecca pushed(had words with) Issaks
girlfriend? But they were rather buddy buddyish in the end and she met
Chris, so for the next month we'll be hearing Chris Isaak crooning from
above that shoe shop where she lives.
We are still trying to work out what he signed on the cd....think it said
"hated your fringe"...no no that was me (:
Miss the Stephen Cummings launch of his album and book. Too many things on.
Check out different Koala Gums for the property, we are going to grow as
many as possible, just in case places like Healesville need a source of
Koala food in future years, plus with a State forest backing onto your
place I'm sure the odd Koala will wander on down. Either that or we will
have to stick two of those enviromentalists from Chapel Street, up in our
tree- they look kind of cute in those Koala suits. Hmm I' picturing both
Mark and Be in Koala-suits...all that fur on the outside driving the babes
Decided at breakfast I only like two sections of a cup of coffee. The top
of the cappuchino, and the bottom, which has the sugary residue. The
general coffee in the middle does not do much for me. It's just a wee bit
hard to order coffee without the coffee in the centre. Suggestions- no
don't.....last time I had several hundred emails arrive for Pumpkin soup.
No suggestions. Especially from Kia-Ora coffee house at
Intercourse-Pennsylvania...I know they'll be the first to tell me to try
all these other types of coffee's!
Hairball has been talking more and staring into corners. According to Bruce
Fogles book- "Natural cat care"...she is simply getting old. Can't wait for
the next cycle where she starts attacking us all the time!
As expected Silverchair win the fan website award at the ONYA's, but hey to
get in the final top ten is pretty damn good. Really happy that so many
people voted- thanks. LLT knocked The Mavis's off, which is kind of funny.
Well someone sexy took me to lunch today....felt very spoilt. Just loved it
big time and I came home with that stupid smile on my face again. Made it
even more special because I knew they couldn't afford it, but that damn
pride just made them push me in a chair and refused to let me pay. Gotta
love someone that special.
Will & Grace was good tonight- thank the gods they turned down the laugh
track- it was so annoying in the first episode.
Trudi picks me up and we head to the Jackman Gallery to secure the
paintings we bought. There is a message from Pete & Susan to pick one of
each work for myself, so thats great- Di who owns the Gallery also wavered
her fee on my "Big Yella" so that helps my saving (or lack of it) a lot.
Have coffee with Trudi at my fave coffee bar (well fave St Kilda coffee
bar) around the corner and we talk about "stuff". She understands me better
then myself I think.
Eddie Rayner calls from NZ and we talk for a hour- mostly about Enz related
projects and options. My three things are : 1/ Enz New Years Eve.... I just
want a gig to happen, I'm scared that if the various shows collapse the Enz
might just loose the vibe or everyone will get stuck in their own various
2/ Luton- pushing for this to be a club release....its sooo hard to get
this one moving, but it is o my agenda 3/ The NEW Frenzy...I want Eddie to
work on the
dat from the USA issue of Frezy and have it out as a catalogue piece. So
those are my three things. OTher Enz is nearly finished, gave them liner
notes and information...so its just mastering, artwork and pressig to go.
No earlier then late September...thats what the record company tells me.
Still tryig to get a new name for the property- Arcadia is still in there, the
RamJets morning manager suggests Shady Gully...rather Ocker I joke,
"Patarra" came into my head at some stage. Mark hated "Kashmir" so that
ones gone. May have to be a Koori name, will ask about. Maybe suggestions
on good property names might be appreciated.....
My favourites list
FOOD: Golden Days-Sesame Snaps and Indian again.
BOOK: "Storm Breaking" by Mercedes Lackey
DVD of the month- Big Chill, we loved the reunion of cast...and their
memories of the making of the movie.
FASHION- was going to be authentic indian shirts....but the buttons rot and
the material just fell apart...so I've changed my mind. STP Route 66
tshirts... and no its not because of the sex object behind the counter...or
the 10% discount. Just love Route 66- great Greville Street shop
VIDEO CLIP- Killing Heidi with their "Weir" video.
CD SINGLE- same as above...and its only $4.95 this month at all Oz cd bars.
CD-We've been playing the Crowded House listening cd for a week- and those
unreleased House tunes are hot. Crowded Houses's hand me downs are more
superior then most bands top ten albums.
THINGS THAT PISS ME OFF- LLT band members lack of courtesy. (meowww)
SEX OBJECT- Felicity Shagwell and Mark says it has to be Lara. Go Marky!
Fran will be jealous....as will Hairball.
CREEP OF THE MONTH- (ex)Popsters that say they are STARS...and believe it!
Sorry this went out in the sixties....someone reind them that its 1999.
Greg turns up at Brekky, but we have to rush as I'm meant to meet Becky at
the office...Ramjets is very quiet today, we have it all to ourselves.
I hear that recording is going great for Neil, can't wait to hear some roughs.
I'm still wondering what is going to happen to "Spirit of the
stairs"....hope this song isn't wasted. Such a good Finn tune.
Do some gardening, still have Daffodils springing up left right and centre.
The knobheads next door have finally left and the painters arrive tomorrow.
Its so good to have this peace and quiet. Guess we won!
Think more and more about the country escape....roll on November.
Hessie calls and he is very powered up. Thinkk the weight of power around
LLT will shift. I just want them to get this album moving. He is having a
pool added to the house....so he wants me to see his new "hole" (!!!) in
the next few days.
Get an email from Jules, I miss the crew....seems like a new world tour is
a long way off....wish we could just go out without a band- eliminate them
from the equation totally...just the crew and myself having fun....don't
think Grant will fund that idea.
Been building my "seed farm"....decided that I need a serious vegie garden
later on, so I'm asking everyone to save any seeds for me....nothing better
then eating your own vegies. Send me your seeds.
Still no word from Nick Seymour....I think he's gone into hibernation.
Wonder if the NZ office has heard from him?
We get our top 200 charts in for Neil Finn's "I can see clearly", it's
dropped out of the charts everywhere ,except here in Victoria. It's going
to end up as one of those cd singles that people/fans will want 18 months
down the track. I'm thinking of buying a few copies and holding onto them,
as I know someone will always ask. So forget futures stock, forget the 2nd
telstra float, you'll make more for your $10 with copies of "I can see
clearly". EMI tells me they are not re-pressing once this batch goes. If
anyone from overseas is after a signed copy please email me
(firstname.lastname@example.org) and mention your country or origin, so we can work out
Robert Hollywood in wonderful Las Vegas sends me the talking Austin Powers
doll, complete with hairy chest...it's for our next tour bus! The doll was
banned in the States for saying "Do you feel like a shag baby?". The crew
will enjoy it
totally....especially the carpet "hairy-chest", kind of reminds me of crew
person Dugald Macandrew and his chest wig (grin). Dugalds teeth are better!
Anyway thanks Robert, we opened your parcel at Prahran Post Office and all
the Postal girls (especially Caroline) behind the counter....all screamed
...and a mad frenzy took place. I swear the temperature climbed 10o...more-
such is the power of Austin "Danger" Powers!
Happy 50th Birthday Nigel Griggs. yes the Enz Bassist turns 50....the Enz
band members are hopeless, so guess who had to call everyone (Melbourne,
Los Angeles)....to remind them to wish Nigel all the best!
Go visit uncle Paul (Hester) over at his home studio. It seems to have two
names. One is "Sunshine".....which is a sign that he found at Chapel Street
Bazaar. I think it was originally from Sunshine train station (In
Victoria). I am still calling the studio Little Cuba which Paul also likes.
It's a great studio, feels nice and comfy...very sixties. So the studio has
Sunday Hester comes in and shows me the hole for the swimming pool....she
is so excited and very cute. Wednesday the cat cheats death and balances
along the edge, causing minor cave-ins as it pounces along. Family fun at
the Hester home.
Good to see them all happy.
Neil has a bit of a play at Largo...very spontaneous, Elizabeth mentioned
it on the internet and that started the ball rolling. Even management were
not told about this one.
Give Lara a quick call and wish her a good trip for her month in America.
Rosemaree drops in one of her family's secret receipes. We love the taste
of this one, it's up there with the F/16 salad that Di supplied all those
years back. So print this out, it's a good one. Tastes even better next
MAMA RIA'S LASAGNE
SAUCE- 750g lean mince, 1 large onion finely cut, 2x500g bottles Leggos
tomato paste...or whatever brand your country has, 1/4 cup of red wine, 5
1/2 of the Leggo's bottles water, 2 bay leaves, cracked in 1/2, 3 sprigs
2 tspn sweet paprika, 1 tspn sugar, salt and pepper to taste, 2 tbsn oil.....
(I use Moro extra light Oilive Oil-pg).
In a large saucepan heat the oil, add the mince and the onions. Brown. Add
the tomato paste,water,bay leaves,parsley,paprika, sugar,salt & pepper.
Bring to boil and keep at a slow boil for 2-3 hours (this is the main
When cooked, an oily film appears on the top.
If you make a huge batch it can be frozen.
PASTA - About 3 kgs plain flour, pinch of salt, about 14 eggs, 1/2 cup water, 1/4
cup of oil.
This makes a LOT...so you can 1/2 the mixture if you like.
Put about 2kg of the flour on the table, make a well in the centre.
Beat about 10 eggs together with the water and oil. Put in the well in the
centre of the flour. Mix together.
If needed add more eggs or flour to make it like scone dough.
Knead until sooth.
Wrap well and put in the fridge overnight.
In the morning
Roll out how you like- example-fettuccini, lasage etc etc. Into sheets,
using a pasta machine.
PUTTING THE LASAGNE TOGETHER
6 rashes of bacon- fat removed, bacon cubed.
2 hard boiled eggs,finely diced.
Lots of tasty cheese, grated.
Boil up a big saucepan of water with some salt, oil (1 tbspoon).
Cook pasta 20 minutes (or util you think it's cooked) and Drain.
THE OTHER SECRET
Lay the pasta on a clea tablecloth to dry for about 10-15 minutes, then
Cover the bottom of a large baking dish with pasta sauce. Do a layer of the
lasage sheet, then sprinkle with some bacon, egg, then cover with some more
sauce , then sprinkle some of both sorts of cheeses on.
Do another layer and so on etc.
THE TOP LAYER
Pasta, sauce and cheese only.
Cover with foil and cook in oven on 350oF (180oC) for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Can be frozen. This can be made with spirals or other shapes. Rosemaree
recommends La Triestina! (No she doesn't own shares).
Believe us, the office staff LOVES this Lasagne! Well worth the effort,
Well Lynn has the Tim Finn guest book up on the website, so if you are a
Tim fan check out the site and leave a message.
The yearly Frenz.Com auction is coming up soon, Deb is working out a list
of goodies. An old tour person has donated a guitar used in the I got you
Neil has handed over a signed tour shirt and there will be much more. The
club will have it's auction later on in the year.
Happy Birthday Rosemaree- we won't make you cook your Lasagna on your birthday,
it's off to Ramjets instead. Jets closes down next weekend, so this will be
one of the last chances to eat here, whilst renovations are underway.
Sad to hear that the Alfred Hospital seems to be back peddling on the much
needed "Continuing Care Unit" for people with HIV/Aids. Really odd because
they have the land, the funding and have the plans....so why is this being
In 1996 the care of people with Aids was transferred to the Alfred in 1996,
and part of that commitment was the building of the unit. Much political
things getting much better- but for some odd reason it's stalled. The
excuse of waiting for a master plan for the complete Alfred campus is a bit
washy and I'm wondering if this puts the whole CCU in doubt. I'm sure it's
hard enough for some people to just get through the day having this horrid
disease, the last thing they need are delays like this. Actions speak
louder then words. Hope it works out for the best, and the public shows
Lara departs for the States, she's heading their to be made into the next
major Movie star....Mark says Porno star....I hope he's kidding! I'm sure
this comment will get back Marko.
Mark watched a Rodeo contest where people had to grab a goat and dress it
in boxer shorts! He's suggesting we make it an annual event at our farm.Be
scared goats, be very scared...I think he's serious! I can picture some of
trying to "boxer up" a nanny goat or two...hmmm could be worth videoing.
Our last Sunday at RamJets till November. Fran and Rosemaree turn up, have
THREE cups of coffee so I'm wired for the night. The family went in Lotto
and we won the smallest prize, so we are investing it in a ticket for next
Head to Jackan Gallery to pack up the final lot of art.Flotation (aka Big Yella)
doesn't fit in the car.....so I'm hoping Hessie will drop it around to me.
The house is filling up with art...the Susan O'Doherty abstract fits well
above the dryer....Pete's almost got his own shrine, all O'Dohertys above
the fire place in the dining area. Looking good. Pauls house is full of
O'Dohertys too and the odd Robert Moore. Art is just the best, the Jackman
Gallery is a nice little gallery and they have some fantastic art in the
Mark gets a proposal of marriage from a young woman! On that note...I have
to go have my bath.
Be good everyone.
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