The Life and Times of Peter Green
Archive: 8 May - 20 May 2000
Wake up knowing we have the #1 album in the country, platinum on advance
sales alone, add it to the growing list of Australian artists who have hit
the top spot so far this year (OverKilling Heidi
Vanessa what's her face etc etc).
Rebeccas birthday today- one of the run of many- too many Taurus people in
this neck of the woods....they never seem to end this month.
Spend most of the day contacting all the glossy magazines for free plugs and
Holden call and are mailing us some information about the new Frontera V6, a
good hybrid, cross between a car and a 4 wheel drive- pretty funky.
Earth Sanctuaries Warrawong sanctuary is over the moon, their species
re-population plan is going well. They have spotted three baby platypus in
Blackwater lake. Platypus are incredibly sexy when they mate. They do it
underwater. The male swims after the female and gently catches her tail in
his bill. After that this amazing courtship "dance" takes place, the
equivalent of Platypus ballet. The mother feeds her young on milk. They are
so special, when I was very young I remember my Grandad saving one from a
polluted stream. Carried it home and we took it to the Zoo at Sydney. It
totally blew my mind, the weirdest combination of parts- God does have a
sense of humor after all.
See Toija for breakfast and she gives me the worlds biggest bunch of
flowers. Took 4 vase to put them in. Amazing colours and scents. She looks
great. Such a pretty girl.
The rabbit managed to chew down another palm-tree today, she really wanted
those fresh green leaves way up high- 'timbbbbbbber". Spoilt little fatty.
Every so often she makes a noise and makes lovey dovey eyes at the cat.
Spoke to N.Z office today and Neil was out with the kids. So I missed him
again. Endless phone tag at the moment.
Found some carob that I actually like. Nu-vit- carob licorice sticks. I
think the molasses neutralizes the carob cardboard taste.
Give the tax man some money today- actually it was Marks tax, mine is a bit
later, some horrid amount of provisional. Hate to imagine what Neil pays on
Tim Melbourne dates are selling well. The Continental on May 25/26. No free
list either night, so everyone will have to buy tickets. Think I'll go to
the Thursday night show (25th) as usually the set list is better at the
first show. Last Tim gig for ages in Melbourne.
X-Files Box Set
Now this is how it should be done. Entire seasons released as one set. None
of that pissy two show per dvd- take not Star Trek franchise. Mark says to
point out that the 2nd X-Files box is out in November. Buffy the Vampire
Slayer are also taking a note out of Chris Carters book and that too will be
done as a season box set.
The box itself is great, multifold-so all 7 discs are neatly stored.
The extra stuff is a bonus but it's not a major bonus with startling
material. But it's something new, so X-file buffs will lap it up: 11 minute
documentary on the making of Season One, 12 interviews with Chris Carter on
his fave episodes from Season one, a lot of promotional spots and PC heads
can enjoy a dvd rom game- "Roots of Conspiracy".
If you haven't watched season one stuff for awhile , it's a treat- Scully
looks odd, and changes shape, hair styles. colours and even her legs go from
milk bottle shape to what looks like a leg extension. Is she a living
breathing real X-File? Is she Alien. She has that motherly glow towards the
end of the season one, about to give birth to her first child. There is
some odd angled dialogue between Scully & Mulder, and Mulder gets some of
the better joke lines.....even the odd
"blue" oral sex" related comment.
Mulder's hair moves around a bit from a Neil Finn Dennis the menace to a
huge dunny brush peak.
Maybe it's just standing in the Jetstream of one too many UFO's! Mulder's
bod. was in better shape in those days, more times he took his shirt off
then on, and Scully did her bra scene.
The million dollar question is -what happened to the man that was in
Scully's bed in the pilot episode and who was he. Well here is the scoop,
yes it was ME! I have a milk bottle fetish.
20th century fox did a great job with this, the price was good. (It goes for
about $90 USA on Amazon but Video Cave NYC got it to us in two days.). It
retails up to $150 in some USA stores.
Not available elsewhere yet. A case of internet shopping. This is how it
should be done.
p.s. they sure got good use out of that Forest in many early
*Footnote- David D. will now get paid $400,000 per episode in the final
season (but he's only signed on for eleven episodes! Sounds like another
payrise for episode 12 and onwards).
Other box sets coming up (info from Marks DVD world):
2/ Planet of the Apes (August-USA).
GT's office calls and I'm back to Sydney on Monday.
Big Birthday for me! Decide to celebrate all week. The divide and conquer
rule- no surprise parties. Knocked one on the head. The problem with big
parties and dinners is that you never get to talk to everyone. So heaps of
breakfast, lunches and dinners over a week is more fun.
Like everyone called, dropped in.
This year I loved every present. I know it's the thought that counts but
every single thing just made me happy. When it was all over I felt loved and
spoilt and happy.
Couldn't of had a better birthday- so thanks to everyone.
Off to La Camera with Trudi, Robin, Mark for dinner. Robin takes us the
wrong way. Am buying her a compass for her May birthday.
Rosemaree drops in the Jets update. Not sure how much longer I want to work
for them. Just finding it hard to keep my vibe up, and a few other related
bits and pieces. So I'm thinking of finishing up with them July 1st.
Head to the pub with Rosemaree and Tania and Mark. Handy having a local and
the food is good.
First time ever that they are not playing Crowded House. They seemed to be
"everything is good for you".
Spend the evening getting a few things ready for tomorrows trip to the
Didn't sleep too well, think it was the Vodka.
Up bright and early and my hertz boys give me the top line car for use for
my birthday. This birthday thing looks like stretching into a month!!!
Grey sort of day but it should improve.
We are saddened because the cake bakery near the farm has closed down.
Horrified more like it.
Arrive and the grass hasn't grown up much, so no mowing (yey).
Head to the creek to check on Marks "bridge" project.
I point out a Yabbie in the creek, it grabs my stick and Mark picks it up.
Has neon purple claws,
vibrant. We put it back in the water.
Ok classic PG moment.
We went for a walk looking for the old fire trail and I clipped back some
blackberry bush. I was wearing some Levi's and my big black gum boots.
As I clipped the bush two very big black leaches fell onto my jeans.
Normally they are small and you just flick them off- these were huge. As
soon as they touched the Levi's they went skinny and instantly borrowed into
Well I went white, never have I seen leeches go this fast into fabric (and
I screamed kicked off my boots, ripped off my Levi's. They wern't attached
to my skin thank good, they were somewhere in the jeans, which I refused to
put back on. So here am I by the main logging road, standing in knee high
black gum-boots, white calvins and a shirt. Hmm don't think this fashion
will catch on up here!
I walk back to the house like this, grab some salt and watch the leeches
froth and exit the jeans.
I really did hate this. Even now I look back at it with both humor and
horror. I think it was the speed that they went through the jeans. Urgh.
Give me snakes any day.
A Forest mist rolled in and the temperature dropped so we had the fire
blazing away, just read and pigged out.
Mark said a baby bat got inside and kept him awake for some of the night.
Could hear the wind in the gum trees for most of the night.
Try calling my Mum on Mothers day and she is out- my sister must of
Driving back in the car I hear that Labour have taken the seat of Benalla
from the coalition. Just amazing, this seat hasn't left the National
party's hands for 96 years.
The Nationals in Vic. must be worried, 2 more losses and I think they loose
their third party status and $66,000 in salary perks. John Howard would not
sleep very well tonight. The GST will
be the final nail in the coalitions coffin. What a mean spirited bunch.
Finally track my Mum down. She's partying as much as I am!
Drive the hire car to the airport, that way I can deposit it there and not
have to pay for a taxi.
Clever bastard. have to avoid the expressway as the car has no Etag, so I
pretend to know where I am going and I actually get it right. Have my Gold
express card so I just drop it off and walk away.
Today I'm off to Sydney (again) for a 3 hour meeting. All Bardot Girl band
stuff, but worthwhile as I get to understand the full game plan. Get Rebecca
at the office to change my flights a few times as I'm running late.
Melbourne Taxi drivers are much nicer then Sydney the guy who took me to the
airport was an arsehole.
Had no food the whole day, so I had some munchies at the frequent flyer
Back in Melbourne just as the sun was setting.
Mark makes dinner, feel a bit worn out.
Well the Australian Internet Awards voting is on now.
Head to: http://www.onya.com.au/inner.asp
1/Best Australian Artist website.
We have three sites nominated- Neil Finn, Skyhooks and Mark Lizotte.
So please take a second to cast a vote...it takes very little time.
Susan and Peter O'Dohertys art show is on at The Jackman gallery June 2nd
-18th. Love their work, so does Neil and Hessie. I think we all have a few
O'Doherty pieces of art on our walls.
One of Sue's (I call it Big Yella) is at the very top of the staircase at
home- on the third level
really well lit. I think part of liking art, is liking where it's hanging.
Anyway if you are in Melbourne between June 2nd-18th head to 33 Grey St, St
Kilda and check out the work.
The Finns send this crate of wine, and a note about me being an old bastard.
Finally catch up with Neil and he is doing bits and pieces for the next
mail-out, also working on the Neil Fun site (yes Fun ). Will have more on
that as soon as we have info- Issue #51 will have details. he finishes up
his album late June I think he said.
He sounds really good.
Watch Andy Warhols HEAT - a present from a very sexy person!
Stars Joe Dallesandro and Sylvia Miles. I think this is the first Warhol
related movie where Joe doesn't show off his cock. Some serious 'acting"
maybe? Like most of the others Paul Morrissey
directed and filmed it. This time in Los Angeles. High comedy and low
Annoying, horrid and I enjoyed seeing it again. Was originally filmed in
I have to read my Warhol books and see if the fat, horny motel owner was
Warhol Factory person Bridget Polk. Bridget knows all the Goss on The
Smash Hits magazine calls about some quotes for an article. They were kind
Still no news on the Enz Video, the guys are taking their time. Have to
check with Tim on the new release date. Not sure what the delay is.
Pick up all the leaves and fill up the composs bin....the worms are having a
field day, yum yum crunchy leaves. Save some for Cosmo who seems to have an
appetite for them too. Weird rabbit.
The balloons that Alison sent me on my birthday are still floating
about....am keeping them all inside as I don't want them landing in the bay
and some poor dolphins choking on them.
Check my Tatts card and there was $22 in prize money waiting. Covers lunch.
(: Always a good thing.
Students raid the RSL on the RSL's anti gay stand. So much for being wiser
as you get older.
Are the RSL saying there are no old gay people. What a load of shit. Why
can't people just let people be in this world. RSL have lost my support.
Have a meeting with a few graphics company's , all work and work.
Call Jj up and we head to Globe. Run into cam from the Uk and his
girlfriend. Seems to be a musicians hangout today. Jj introduces me to this
far too good looking songwriter. No one should ever look that handsome- what
a bastard (grin). Cool guy.
We share a mouse cake and coffees. OINK!
Chapel Street has a great feel about it- Melbourne people look their best as
it nears Winter, and the street looked very European today as we sat there
watching the world walk by.
Home and onto the supermarket....once again the lady behind Mark has...Cat
food. But she didn't try to seduce him this time.
Watch Dr No on dvd. yes early James Bond- love this one. Especially the
radioactive suits, very Austin Powers. The intro music/images are great for
Dr No...unlike all the other Bond starts.
Sleep very well.
Wake up and decide to clean up the rest of the leaves, very overcast and
it's sure to rain today.
Hear that the Space Station is falling behind again, the Russians to blame
again, strapped for cash
so they haven't sent the main module up. Soon they say. Meanwhile the
Australian Olympic torch goes into space with the latest Nasa crew- who are
heading to the space station to do some replacement work.
Looks like Australia is going to kick arse in the swimming...and the hockey-
always remember the hockey. I love the hockey girls.
Decide not to check the F/16 diary today- just going to mail it off. Feeling
very lazy (sorry).
At the end of May the Diary site will be four years old. Have I got that
wrong? Can't be four years.
Well anyway I'm glad you all find something in this waffle.
A girl at the book shop asked me about the diary (she reads it). Wanted to
know how much of my real life was in it. I told her it's about 10% of it.
Sometimes it's just boring, like do you really want to know that I'm dying
for food and about to run and have a small roll with shaved chilli salami,
sundried tomatoes, cheese and ginger chutney. No didn't think so. So I just
put stuff that comes into my head or is scrawled on my real paper diary.
Thanks to Deb for putting this up every few weeks.
Almost mid-year. Can someone put on the breaks, I want the days to go
slower. Maybe if I walked slower that would help.
be good to yourselves.
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