The Life and Times of Peter Green
Archive: 7 January - 20 January 2002
A 300m asteroid just missed the Earth tonight, the closest that one has been
to our small blue planet in decades. If it would of hit London, the whole of
England would of been annihilated. It was discovered by scientists on
December 12th, and has been kept under wraps from the public as much as
possible. Sounds like a B-grade movie plot but it's real, only a matter of
time I think before the hand of God doesn't reach out and stop one. Weird
when you think of it, could of woken up today with a thick blanket of dust
covering the planet, or worse whole populated areas destroyed. A bit of a
scary thought for the start of this diary. Maybe be should be celebrating
Apart from surviving, we are also excited as the tile shop reopens today.
Well it was a total let down. You'd think being the only tile shop in
Melbourne mentioned in our Mexican tile book that it would actually have
Mexican tiles. No this is Australia, of course it has Italian tiles and
really "nice" tiles. We think we found some basic tiles but really nothing
like what we envisioned. Someone throw me an airfare to Mexico-City please.
UFO sightings in Malaysia have doubled over the past year. A massive SIX
sightings in the last year- holy cow it's an invasion (not).
For all you visionary's who said DVD wouldn't work, in today's "connect"
magazine it's 'official'. The DVD will out sell VCR by 2004, that's the
projection from the USA and if christmas sales are anything to go by, it
will be the case. It was the biggest selling items in Australia this Xmas.
Eating my lovely breakfast at Babble when Michael Babble Boy leans across
the table and predicts an asteroid will hit Italy mid April! he has a
serious look on his face. Hell I am meant to be in Venice in September.
Neil tells me that there is a good chance for an April/May USA tour (which
I'm assuming includes some Canadian dates). Tim Finn is touring around the
same time, so I guess there is a chance that they may link up for some dates
(hopefully). Not sure how or if it goes under Finn Brothers for those
"shows", nothing locked in yet so like you guys I have to wait too.
Find a copy of the 'Toorak Times' newspaper under our door, I thought it
had closed down years ago. Not sure if I ever liked anything in this paper.
In the antique section it says: 'always vacuum your stuffed moose head from
the snout up & you must rinse the head every 5 year' (URGH).
"So all you readers of the Toorak Times,
And connoisseurs of vintage wines
Switch on your brains read between the lines
You don't have to pay those parking fines".
(In a bar in Adelaide -G. Macainsh-Skyhooks)
Three very different DVD's. (All 3 available in Australia not import).
DOGMA- Prepare Thyself! Basically a comic fantasy by writer/director Kevin
Smith. (He was the director of Chasing Amy and Clerks).
Matt Damon & Ben Affleck and 2 fallen angels searching for a way out of
exile in Wisconsin (who said God forsaken). A group of humans and
supernaturals set out on a quest to stop the Angels. Classic characters
Silent Bob and Jay (Jay is even more sex obsessed then I am which is nice to
see). The new revamped Catholic Church with the Buddy Christ is a classic
moment. It's funny, filthy, totally outrageous and extremely clever.
Alanis Morrisette as GOD is heavenly.
GREAT EXPECTATIONS-Thanks Marky love this present. Great Expectations was
one of my favorite books at school, I always worry when you have a modern
day spin on a classic. Etham Hawke as the adorable Finn (no jokes please),
has his heart broken instantly by the sexy Estella (Gwyneth Paltrow).
Wonderful moments with Anne Bancroft and Robert De Niro.
I want the mansion, in all it's decaying sadness. Etham gives Brad Pitt a
run for his money- but you'd have to ask Gwyneth about that.
I am more worried that I could end up like Miss Dinsmoor!!!! Some of the
most wonderful camera shots I've seen in years.
ME,MYSELF & IRENE- This was a christmas present from Greg Skyhook, and he
probably summed it up best by saying "I wouldn't say I'm a big fan of Jim
Carrey but I've seen a lot of his movies". We are the same and we seem to
own a lot of his DVD's. The directors (The infamous Farrelly Brothers) of
the wonderful "There's something about Mary" worked on this movie too, so
you know it's going to be good.
Jim Carrey's character Charlie works for the Rhode Island Police Force.
he's a nice guy and takes everyone elses crap...one day he has enough and
Charlie becomes Hank...holy split personality disorder Batman. Hank is super
aggressive, a filthy bastard, serious hard drinker and is the first one in
line for a fight (though his fighting technique is suspect). Charlie & Hank
fall for Irene- she's on the run. It's fun, Hanks 3 kids swear a LOT which
is actually a bit off putting and predictable after awhile, but the breast
feeding scene, the shooting of the cow (and yes the cow is fine) and the
obnoxious little skipping girl (who one day is rude to Hank not
Charlie...BIG MISTAKE) make this a worthwhile rental. Oh the chicken up the
policemans arse is another classy moment...let's not go there. Could be a
fun present for the right person...not a Mothers Day Gift. Was a good laugh
though. A return to form for Carrey.
Book our ticket to New Zealand for the Finns 20th anniversary party. Should
be great. Was amazed at how expensive flight tickets are to NZ, there goes
my pay for a month but it will be worth it.
Looks like I will be going as a singing Nun....well a prerecorded , recorder
hidden in my art guitar Nun.
Thought the Nun outfit relates to the odd bit of Catholic guilt, plus Nuns
are such lovely creatures, all calm and loving, till they whip your sorry
arse with a cane.
We are working on a special guitar for my outfit, all religious and
blinking crosses and glitterised. Thinking off having small paintings of
Sharon & Neil on it- with the bodies of the various Patroness. Would love
for it to spin around in that ZZ Top fashion, that's a hard call. My friend
Laura is going too, she's deciding on her outfit. Was thinking of going as
Xena till I found out the real Xena is attending, even though it would be a
great photo op. I decide it could be a bit horrifying.
Call Rosemaree as she is going to help with the outfit. I just want it to
look good. Maybe I can slam the tambourine in my outfit if the Finns have a
bit of a sing.
We push the WINGS OFF FLIES photo books back till late February as our
printers are still closed. Which is ok as it gives me some more time to work
on it with Mark. He keeps saying I shouldn't rush it and he's right.
Bardot start work on their next video clip LOVE WILL FIND A WAY, it's
filmed in Sydney, would of been nice to catch up, but I've just returned
from up north so I decide to stay here, not much for me to do.
Work around the house today, squash the small BBQ into the car for Beenami.
Ben Yeti gave us the monstrous "feed an entire army" BBQ which was
incredibly generous and boy does it work well. Nothing like a good BBQ.
Think we'll have to have more BBQ's at the house, the nights are starting
to get nice and balmy as only Australian nights do. We really do live in the
best country in the world. Don't think I'd trade it for anywhere else.
Up nice and early today- look at the joy on my face, the huge smile (not),
the bright blue eyes (not) the stifled yawn (yep), The boys are off to the
Forest House and Mr weatherman you lying dog- it's raining, blue skys and
sun, yeah right. The Yeti was in party mode last night, but today is another
So we arrive at lush Beenami, and spend the day in the barn, walking in the
mist and just hanging out- all very groovy and peaceful. Get the small BBQ
happening (gee life is one big BBQ for me).... more baby birds near the
house, and we find out that we have wild deer somewhere in the backyard
(akak State Forest) all the signs are there. Various vegeies are springing
up, and I point out a few new herbs growing. It's so calm up here, and I
can't stop following the treeline- I keep expecting to see Koala's.
Drive home through the mist and the world seems ok. No giant meteors
crashing down on Prahran- life is good.
Start the day with a lot of orders for BANG! Nearly all postal, Hussy had
the same thing happen, one day people must of woke up and went- 'hell I need
to order that gorgeous book', kind of overwhelmed me. Means it will be out
of the red soon, 40 more copies to go and then it's in profit, which
boringly means it isn't a flop (phew).
Get an email from you know who and Pearl Jam are hitting the studio to
record the new album, I think it's an interesting time for the band,
hopefully they'll do a huge tour with no cancelled dates!!!
We have a visit from Greg (Macainsh) he's such a father figure for us,
which is nice. He's been in Sydney so it's some late Christmas present
swapping, nice to hang out- our Xmas seems to go from late November till
February 1st. Not a bad thing if it's the fun and joy of Christmas extended.
More people should climb down off their crosses and enjoy life.
Adam Adam Adam Ant what are you doing. The much loved Ant was refused entry
to a private party in London and pulled a fake gun on the door staff. I'm
sure he'll cop some major media slagging as well as a hefty fine for that.
What was he thinking. See Adam in all his glamour in the upcoming WINGS OFF
FLIES photo book- when he was more cool then tool.
Call in and see Vali in the studio, she has her cute tinted reading glasses
on, she's telling some man that he hates his girlfriend simply because she's
a strong woman....go Vali. Her tv doco is due early March I think it was.
Almost paid off my Vali original, I think I've been paying it off longer
then the diary site has been in operation. For a small piece of art it's
taking me forever, it's close though, next pay I figure. To own a Vali
original is worth all the effort. Am dying to see which pieces Deborah Harry
and Chris own, Vali's bringing in some photos. I notice Chris mentions Vali
in the recent Blondie book.
Call in and see the travellex people, they pre-warn me that it's double
points time soon, which is fantastic, means we get more Qantas points on
money exchange etc, if all goes well we'll end up with two business class
tickets to London and Russia in September.
Won't even mention the horrible night I had last night, one of those fluke
chemical accidents (no not drug taking) but I found out that I am allergic
to something and it spun me out...my brain was clicking over, talking about
sucking in information. Thankfully my protector was there... very weird
experience. Thanks Marky.
Spoke to Mr Hester today, think he's heading down the coast with the family,
am trying to talk him into changing his solo cd to being called NUTS,
instead of HAIRY NUTS. he may be back on radio again soon so that means he
can play a few tracks too. We both really love Dog Trumpets latest (soon to
be released) album. It has some truely wonderful songs on it as mentioned in
the previous F/16 update.
Have lunch with Ben today at the Tin Pot at Fitzroy Nth, if I lived over
this side of town the Tin Pot would be my new Babble, nice vibe.
Who should wander in but Libby, Mark Seymours Ex-girlfriend. She joins us at
the table and it's all a weird cosmic thing- you know part madness, part
this is the first day of your new life thing, loops of conversation just
discussed, all very freaky. I sit as I am use to this strange universe
stuff. I even find it fun.
Walking back to the 4wd and call into the odd little antique shop and buy a
brass rabbit, that looks like Cosmo. Of course Cosmo just can't admire this
new door stop, he tips it upside down every few minutes. Is he threatened or
just showing off. It's cute to see a rabbit use his hands to lift and throw.
Fall in love with the Panosonic E-Wear MP# player, just like the shape, am
going to ask Panasonic for a free one. How daring am I?
Rosemaree tells me she is heading into Xavier to perve at the Essendon
football team during training. I think it's some sort of gang bang in the
showers thing that she is not telling us- a wild footy orgy under the sacred
roof's of Xavier college. OK maybe not but it sounds all hot and sweaty- do
you ever think I have had just far too much vitamin E today?
Well Ted Demme who directed BLOW just died of a heart attack at age 38, you
just know everyone will say he sampled too much of the BLOW product.
I said No to drugs but they just didn't listen!
Laura and tribe call by, dropping in her flight money for NZ. We are both
going what to wear, what to wear....looks like the Nun it will be.
Into the city to the Catholic shop again to get some more goodies. I must be
evil I started drawing a Dali moustache on the Pope. hey he looked far
cooler with that moustache. What a funny shop, the few men inside just give
out a battle cry of frustrated sex, so stiff and serious. Please tell me
this is not the image that god made man from. I truely believe if there is a
God he has a mighty sense of humor. Some people just don't get the joke,
some people are the damn joke.
I did buy a friend matching Mary MacKillop metal icons for his nipple
clamps. To be honest I really dig Mary MacKillop, she's one of the few who
truely lived the Gospel with passion and human dignity- she was cool, though
her eyebrows could do with a pluck. I think the Sisters of St Joseph have a
copyright on her image which is a tad scary (the copyright not her).
The best things are the prayer cards, and so cheap- a mere 30c. I buy them
all, I am a prayer card-holic.
My name is Peter I am a Prayer Card-holic.
We have some food at the Alley cat and it's name has changed, and the shop
has kind of turned sideways....feels like it's sinking. Very odd, but the
space looks bigger. The food tastes the same.
I notice two more Dr Who dvds have been released locally, so the Dr Who
fanclub will be stroking their K-9's over that one. It's the least popular
Dr's as Mark points out.
A woman in a pink fluffy coat walks up to me in the alley way and asks me
to sign her book- her name is Lulu and she wants me to say HI next time I
write something on the site, so I guess this is it. I left a hidden prayer
card in her book, they make good book marks- I think she scored St.Therese.
She's known as the little flower, she's kind of a messenger and she always
has those roses in her hands...and a shower of petals. So LuLu meet St
Therese. hope she gives you hope.
We watch the last Planet of the Apes movie tonight, the phone kept ringing
and cutting out so I unplugged it. I'm going to have to train people to call
me only during office times, I want a life.
I awoke with a crash tonight, someone felt through our front gate, a drunk
girl in a very short skirt, I was going to open the door and point out that
I never ordered a hooker. (Opps) Just another drunk party goer from boring
old Revolver, what a dump, every bogan in Melbourne goes there now, they
walk down Chapel street all bright eyed like they have discovered Nirvana.
Wake up...water the chilli plant, it's getting baby chilli's on it, they are
super hot so Rebecca will devour them all.
I have an afternoon reading session, finish off the latest Anne Rice book
and love it. Sit high in our balcony like a 500 year old Vampyre and watch
the mortals wander by. No one ever spots me, I could stalk them if I wanted,
jumping down from the upper branches- that would shake up Mrs Pritcter down
the road, I'd probably land on her shopping jeep.
Spend 3 hours answering emails. Spend the afternoon making Lasagne for
dinner, will be a nice one I can tell. Now that I have lost a stone, I'm
sure after ways to put it back on!!!!
My Bardot girls have been very quiet, then again the new single LOVE WILL
FIND A WAY isn't out till mid February, so the media blitz tends to grind to
a halt. Will be interesting to see how this single goes, at least it has a
non album track on the single.
It's going to be a super hot day today, decide to go solo and head to
Beenami to mow the lawns, well if you can call endless acres "mowing the
lawn". Just with all the fires it has to be done.
Score a playstation Xmen game for $24.oo, simply because it doesn't have a
jewel case, and I went so close to buying the full price one, my bargain of
Igor is happy to see me for once and does some major goat talking, which
probably means I want food, I want food. His eyes are so trippy, they look
like vampire contacts.
Stop and start with the mowing all day, the temperature soars so I hide in
the house. Still get most of it done. Nice and peaceful.
Come home to find Mark has made homemade sausage rolls- guess that is my
reward for mowing!!!!!!
Rather a short diary this week, my vibe has gone out the window, feeling
kinda lazy, must be the heat.
Look after yourselves.
p.s. in my laziness I won't check this one for mistakes- forgive me *grin*.
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