The Life and Times of Peter Green
Archive: 1 January - 14 January 2001
January 1st 2001
tick tick tick.....made it. So incredibly quiet outside- think everyone has
headed to the river. Mark wants to film my lame effort of sparkler and
whistle in mouth. Rosemaree is scared that the Sparklers will cause some
sort of X-Files internal combustion (ok she was burn't by one at a young
age)but these are golden sparklers....Tania has a party popper explode in
her face (opps) gee we treat our guests so well.
So welcome to the 1st...still here, no worlds colliding, no mutant births...
but the Famous for 16th minute site DOES have it's 100,000th hit.
Congratulations to Caroline Maddocks-Wales -U.K.
You guys burn't out the counter- well in a non technical way- it was running
hot- between Tampa Florida and downtown Capetown, across the seas to country
Victoria....I'd like to think it was because you loved my tragic life and
scrawls but in reality it's that damn prize pack (grin). Anyway thanks for
making one of my wishes come true- 100,000- far out!
Robbie calls me from England (or was it Italy) he's just finished working
for Madonna on her few shows, he's now taking up the Madonna cowboy boots
and personalized tour shirt....we talk wild sex (as is always the case with
Robbie- but that's why we love him). he tells me that Rosie is in town soon
and she has her party boots on. Robbie and Rosie create all the food for
ALL the stars, you name it they've worked with them. Both are heaps of fun
and the hardest working people I know. Miss 'em.
Yey Xmen replacement dvd arrives....the dvd company were sending out the
wonderful Xmen movie package with NO DVD...so if you are buying this movie
on DVD check the box first. Nice interview with director Bryan Singer- who
gets my "cool guy of the month award".
Play around with the idea for the F.16 diary interviews. Deb is incredibly
supportive of this, and I ask her if THE EXTRA MINUTE sounded too wanky- she
says not, so I think that's what it's going to be called.
Really have to track Nick Seymour of the Crowdies down so we can have a chat
about ART. I want to find out about his arty past etc.
Pay Foxtel cable bill- what already- the month comes around too fast. It
always reminds me that a new copy of VOYAGER on video (ugh) is in the stores
about the same time.
Spend the day chopping up text etc for the F/16 book #1. Think the title
HUSSY is a good one for book 1. Email Spock in Vietnam and he agrees. I
start thinking of Hustler for some reason....everyone will probably think
people are putting small Porn books in the back of their pants when it
finally comes out.
Cosmo the rabbit is a bit nutty today, think it's found the cactus
again....damn drug taking rabbit- Jim Morrison reincarnated.
Mark just told me that 7 million people go to Octoberfest in Munich! That's
a lot of beer!!!!!! BURP!!!!!!!!!!!
Run into Robbie Porritt on Chapel Street. Robbie use to live with Nick and
Brenda in the Crowded House days. He also painted my giant SPACE painting
that hangs in the dining room. Have a serious gossip in the middle of the
Chapel Street bargain hunters, he is as tall as ever and as crazy. We like
Robbie. His schemes are more madcap then mine.
Call Ana to run through some Bardot ideas and she is still on holidays, as
are the girls, but we'll link up in a few days.
We have almost finished watching all the 2nd season X-Files dvd box set.
What are we going to do.....part of the enjoyment is watching Scully's hair
change shape and colour. Krichek is a God and he should of somehow been the
person to replace Mulder when he leaves.....then again it's hard to make the
guy who killed Mulders father return to the fold of the FBI....but it is tv
so anything could be possible.....Nicole tells me the latest XFiles is very
Find $100 down the street today, just all rolled up.....had a coffee and
waited to see if anyone claimed it but no one ever did. Thankyou Goddess,
and yes it's all gone now.
Call in and see Vali, put some more $ on my painting, 70% of the way there.
Johnny from Italy and one of Vali's mates is there so we hang for a few
hours. She tells me heaps of things about Rosaleen Norton- the other painter
I love. If I get a Ryden and a Norton and a Myers I would be a happy art
Vali's leg has just been repairing itself overtime, she's walking, has a
little dance with me....so bouncy- her eyes are sparkling. We have some deep
and meaningfulls so that was good.
Hassle Sydney accountants for some pat from one of my bands, think Xmas
delayed a pay check. The music industry rarely pays you on time/ correctly
etc. But you learn to work with it. Bic Runga always pays me on time, out of
everyone she is so incredibly prompt. You want to go the extra yard for an
artist that does that.
BE JUST AND FEAR NOT!
Call Belinda and Katie Bardot- Boo has her own fan email address happening.
I speak to Sally Bardot and she is closing her hotmail one and starting a
fresh one later on. All the girls are returning to Sydney...it's like
instinct, they just seem to jump on flights and head "home". Their holiday
is almost over- so we are all fresh and ready to work.
We get up early and put the Xmas tree in the car and the giant Tibetan
umbrella. Head up to Beenami.
On the way we see our old friend the shaggy goat, so I pull over and Mark
climbs out and pats it. It's eyes are bulging and it has some serious goat
talking to Mark "Barnnnnurp barnump...mmmmmrrfru"
As any Goat dialect teacher would tell you that's
"Who the hell are you and can you scratch under my chin harder".
I am in work mode and with the fire season upon us I decide to clear the
rest of the high grass...with the mower as we still haven't found a local to
repair Lara the tractor. So I mow and mow and mow....and finally it's done.
I drive to Noojee and get the old couple to make us some hamburgers and we
eat them under the Tibetan umbrella. I curl up, and almost fall asleep.
The xmas tree is now planted at Xmas tree alley and we are sure the wombats
were hiding close by licking their lips just waiting for us to head off.....
mmmmm fresh greens (and they didn't mean me).
No snakes (thankfully), I don't want to kill them but even "ushering" them
elsewhere is a bit of a trauma...
I love this Forest cottage, the vibe is amazing.
Run a comparison between Neils website and this F.16 site...some stats.
Neil gets a higher % of USA commercial (24%) to my 18%, but for some reason
we get a higher % (20%) to his 16% for US network....will have to ask Deb
the difference.....I already know my readers are far more upmarket and damn
good looking compared to Neil's. (:
15% of F.16's are Australia, while only 9% are Australian for NF. We both
get exactly 6% from the UK and he rules the roost in NZ- a whopping 3% to my
2.45%.....(ok not that big a difference) I found it all rather fascinating.
I still get far more Russian readers (thanks comrade).
Have coffee with Jj and Renee, think it would be nice to interview both of
them for the EXTRA MINUTE.
Neil's office reopens today, we still have another week off but we are kind
of doing some work.
The third batch of cdrs arrives in a week and a bit so we will be sending
Neil calls from NZ, nice to hear the voice- and I have it in my head (well
some of it) the direction and ideas that he wants. I think it will all be
fun....I just need to be told sometime that I'm wanted for another decade or
My Mum calls to tell me that I didn't win the Lottery...hell Mum I could of
told you that. nah she was holding some Xmas lottery tickets...I never win
from those tickets the aunty's give me (drat). Have taken a few tickets with
the babble boys for this Thursdays big draw.
pay our power bill, the solar has helped a lot, the bill is down by 35% and
we've been using a fair bit more electricity.
Have been using CJ's notebook that she gave me for xmas to make all these
notes for the F.16 book....mostly names, words....BEST MADE PLANS, NASAL,
FRUIT, SEA-SORE, BANG!, Glamour....not sure they could be book of chapter
names...but it's good to have them in one book instead of on a million and
one recycled scraps of paper. Though the 3D cover of the notebook makes me a
I just realized that I haven't been inspired by any NEW music for awhile,
surely something FRESH must be appearing on the scene (now Marky stop
screaming out more damn Boy and Girl groups), I can hear you.
Oh speaking of- ladies and gentlmen have to stop this writing to point out
that it WAS Mark Edward John Goulding who turned me on (be nice) to dark
Mocca-truffle chocolate (CLUB). I've been told all week that HE discovered
it and I HAD TO point that out. I think the Club chocolate people should
Neil gives us his blessing on the release of the title for his next solo cd.
It's going to be called ONE NIL...which I found incredibly funny=- I'm sure
it's not really that funny- but at the time I just laughed. I can see our
promotional team already creating Neil Finn One Nil tennis balls, footballs
and all that sort of stuff.
Watched a space porn dvd the other day- they tried to make it into a real
sci fi movie...with full on Porn. BJ's DP's and other Xrated things in the
gravity free environment of space....so instead of the usual full on Porn
there were all these space shots (no pun) and planetoid bodies (and naked
bodies) all too weird. The average Porn watched would probably hate it...
life is just full of surprises.
Cosmo the bunny is sucking on green grapes during Melbourne's heat-wave, she
prefers them to lettuce. Such a freakazoid- we love her. Fat little bugger
Well Spock is now home and his computer has blown up so I'm not sending him
the F.16 text till he gets it repaired, I'd really hate for everything to go
Early morning courier delivery, why do couriers arrive so early? So I'm
awake. Had a weird night last night- odd quick mini-dreams- also kept
feeling like someone was trying to get into our house. All the security
checks were in place- no scorched Earth from the death laser.
Read the latest info on the Inca trail in Peru- it's changed a lot since I
did the hike a decade ago...sounds like it's a bit easier with the odd
toilet even!!! Think we'll start at the Kilometer 88 mark- it's the most
popular starting point. We start our training soon.
I drop my pants in Babble today- very adlib, someone said "drop your pants
now"...so I did- thankfully I was wearing good undies...thankfully I was
wearing underpants at all!
We all buy tickets in the $15 million dollar draw. Had a good vibe on this
Rolling with the Neil release- it's getting busy.
Katie Bardot sends me an email- and they are all good and starting work on
new songs. I speak to the TV week people about the Logie award voting- The
Logies are an Australian t.v. award night- sponsored by TV week magazine.
Looks like "Popstars" t.v. show can be nominated for 4 awards and has a good
chance of winning at least two. Am pushing for them to have Bardot
performing on the show, but it's up to the fans to do the voting and create
the vibe. I like it when things are left in the voting hands of fans. They
never let us down.
Finish all our work early and blessed be, the phones are quiet.
Signed back onto Frenz.com- have had my break- and thought it's good for the
fans to pass on information quickly as it comes in.
Hmm what can we talk about- PORN? It's such an odd thing- I think PORN is
funny. If I was ever going to release a Cd i'd have 12 songs of nothing but
those terrible moans, gasps , sighs that they use for the backing tape with
that bad music and "oh baby harder"....I mean it's very corny, isn't it?
It's like Prostitution- does it help the community and as far as sexual
release it all does. Pent up sexual stuff can make some people explode. Then
again there is the horrible side that 99% of the time woman are the objects
being treated "badly"...and there are still some moronic men who think woman
should be treated like this after watching one hardcore video....I think I
picked a bad subject.....lets talk about something else.....M&M's.
I use to prefer the peanut ones, but all it takes is for you to eat one
stale peanut M&M and you swing the other way (no not sexually- remember we
are not talking sex here)....you start liking the softcentre ones. Those
really really small M&M's that people use for icecream toppings are great.
But you get conned into thinking- small, less calories and just eat them
Well I awake to a Melbourne covered in smoke. Flinders Island- 200+ km's
away on Bass strait (between Tasmania and the mainland) has had several
major bushfires and the smoke has been carried and deposited here. Explains
why I thought the house was on fire last night- my nose wrinkled every few
minutes positive that I could smell smoke.
We head into the city but the smoke is so bad that Melbourne's huge glass
towers are invisible..it looks like L.A. on a bad day. How could people live
in this 365 days a year. (ych). Take my spray in case people collapse from
asthma. We have lunch at Australia on Collins and it is packed- Igor gets us
a seat somehow...so many people.
The UK version of Popstars starts today I think, the Australian version in
March. Already the U.K. media has started focusing on the Aussie girls
success, and the Bardot website (www.bardot.net.au) has nearly doubled it's daily amount of regular hits.
Dinner at Spargo's -they have good wood fired Pizza's.
Bob sends me a new copy of Vicki Mackenzie's CAVE IN THE SNOW as she had
worn out my copy that I lent her- sweet card and a bookmark from the Susan
Seddon Boulet gooddess painting series.
Bec manages to catch us, and we have a really nice chat on the phone- she's
sounding great- I think she'd like to run away with Bob and myself to Tenzin
Palmo's -Dongyu Gatsal Ling nunnery.
Leave the big window drapes open and listen to the leaves on the big trees
outside tell me their secrets. A Possum sits on the main branch near the
balcony watching me watching him watching me...(this could never end). I
falls asleep with the Possums still staring.
Allow myself time for a good sleep in. Read some books and spoil Hairball.
Her back leg is a bit "shakey"- she has to stop jumping off cupboards and
remember she is about 104 years old human years.
Bought her half a chicken last night and she loved it, think her tiny belly
is still full today as she doesn't eat much food.
Midsumma celebrations are on again- another year zooms by. Commercial Rd
Prahran Street Party is on this evening. It's the opening night of the
Midsumma Gay and Lesbian Festival. We are going to head down to the TROLLEY
DOLLY FOLLY RACE- where Commercial Rds major drag queens have the race of
the year-yes behind huge queened up shopping trollys.
We are making an effort because our friend The Baroness- one of the fun
babble Boys/Girls is in the race...so we're their to cheer on the ol' gal.
Plus Stella's Sausage Sizzle which is a Midsumma fund raiser- so a good one
to support. Stella Constellation is a rather infamous Drag queen- very tall
and lanky with the mouth of a sewer rat. Hell what else is there to do on a
sunny Saturday. usually a 100,000+ descend on Commercial Rd- the night
finishes with the Rooftop XChange Hotel Xtravaganza- the ultimate drag
experience. I just know that the Queens will do Bardot this year (grin).
It's nice outside so we go for a walk to Borders bookstore. I use my $10
discount coupon to buy two more Mercedes Lackey books- in the Owl-Flight
Trilogy. Getting addicted to them. Run into Jj on Greville street- he's in
that Kilt again- and it looks like the Thailand tour is on- so he's off on
Making spinach-ricotta cannelloni for dinner..yumm- better hit the kitchen.
Commercial Rd is full of people, everyone's having a fun time- the Baroness
wins the trolley race- all decked out in lime green and boa's!! (Yieks).
Full asleep with the sound of Drag queens "singing" on top of the X-Change
Hotel...kind of reminds me of being in Cairo at prayer time- in a weird way.
All that chanting out of speakers high on rooftops....
Wake up early with a phone call from the Scottish lass.
Was meant to be 40o+ today but so far it's really nice- a low cloud cover
has drifted in off the bay and I'm hoping it stays.
Do my washing, always an exciting event for the readers....(Grin).
It's Belinda Bardot's birthday tomorrow- she is the elder of the Bardot
clan- turns a massive 26...send her flowers. Have a good one Boo girl.
Watch Fight-Club again- it gets freakier each time we watch it- really like
that dvd. Remember to freeze frame the "flashes" as you start seeing Brad
That's all for now- I think 2001 will be a really notable year- one of
extreme highs and lows. I still think Australia's economy will grind to a
halt- already things are jumping up in price because of the GST. A recession
is on the cards, so that's scary. In the Ying and Yang world that we live in
the negatives are usually balanced out by amazing positives so let's hope
that's the case.
More waffle in 2 weeks, have fun and don't do anything that I wouldn't (in
other words-go for it).
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