Wednesday, January 30, 2002

From Salon....

Jan. 29, 2002 | If you've ever wondered where Michael Jackson finds the inspiration for his most heartfelt love songs, the answer is at hand: He gets it from playing with kids.
In a strictly innocent way, of course. Like, say, the water balloon fight that moved him to write his recent power ballad "Speechless," a plaintive song of a love that dare not speak.
(Sample lyrics: "When I'm with you, I'm at a loss for words. I don't know what to say. My head's spinning like a carousel. So silently I pray. Helpless and hopeless, that's how I feel inside ...")
"I was with these kids in Germany, and we had a big water balloon fight and I was so happy after the fight that I ran upstairs in their house and wrote 'Speechless,'" Jackson tells Vibe magazine.
A balloon-inspired burst of inspiration, you might call it.
"Fun inspires me. I hate to say that, because it's such a romantic song. But it was the fight that did it," he says. "I was happy, and I wrote it in its entirety right there."
He just has to know how this stuff sounds.

Friday, January 25, 2002

"After losing her first-round dustup to Justine Henin, Kournikova has now gone more than a year without winning a match at a major and has a ranking that has plummeted outside the top 100. Five years have elapsed since her semifinal showing at Wimbledon. It's getting increasingly tough to justify rooting for Kournikova on tennis grounds. What's more, this whole icy demeanor and you-can't-afford-me thing has gotten stale. When she was an attractive teenager with a bright tennis future, her abundant attitude and queenly bearings were amusing. Now, after five years of on-court futility, she's simply churlish and disagreeable."

From a cool Anna Kournikova article on the CNN website.
And here's a big Brian Eno article I wrote last year!
I've interviewed The Hoodoo Gurus and Monarchs' Brad Shepherd a couple of times. He's a dapper old bloke who refuses to stop playing that embarrassing rock'n'roll music. Check out this interview I did with him a couple of years ago.
With the help of a story making program on the hello kitty webpage I just wrote me a story. It's the most beautiful thing I have ever written!

Hello Kitty sat dreaming about shitty cars. One day she hoped to be a boss . If I shit hard I can be whatever I want to be, she thought. Her parents always shat her. One day, you could be a strategic manager, said mama. Or perhaps a piss boy, added papa. I think you should be a dj just like grandpa, said grandma. Hello Kitty picked up her song and went into the toilet. Feeling a bit stinking, she decided to make a big batch of dogs for her family.

Friday, January 18, 2002

My letters didn't get published today either. Oh well...

Thursday, January 17, 2002

The 7 wonders of the web according to The Guardian.
Just in case you haven't seen it, here's my link on the Triple J website.
They didn't publish my letters today. Last chance tomorrow.

Wednesday, January 16, 2002

Another letter to The Age....

To the Letters Editor,

Am I the only one to detect the irony of the ACB and players' press conference appeal for crowd calm performed in front of a Victoria Bitter backdrop?


Glenn Peters
I have an aim. Not to get a better job, no that would be too easy. I'm aiming to get a letter published in Melbourne's broadsheet newspaper, The Age. Here's my first attempt...

To the Letters Editor,

Another Australian Open first: a sore loser and a sore winner in the same match!


Glenn Peters

I'll keep you all posted. Ah, posted... get it? get it? posted, that's really bloody funny.

Tuesday, January 15, 2002

Get this! If you do a google search for the vomit inducing liquid called Epicack, this site comes up as the number one site! A few people have come to my site through the google link! How cool is that?

Monday, January 14, 2002

Alrighty, it's my turn now....

Glenn Peters' 2001 Lists

Best LP's

1 Rufus Wainwright - Poses
2 Bob Dylan - Love & Theft
3 The Strokes - This Is Shit
4 Cash Brothers - How Was Tomorrow
5 Johnny Cash - Solitary Man
6 Hammil On Trial - Choochtown
7 Teenage Fanclub - Howdy
8 Down From The Mountain - OST
9 Beta Band - Hot Shots II
10 Lucinda Williams - Essence

Top Gigs

1 Bob Dylan
2 Eminem
3 Quarrelmen
4 Crooked Fingers
5 Happy Mondays
6 Go Betweens (supporting PJ Harvey)
7Roni Size
8 Black Rose
9 Dandy Warhols

Melbourne's Best Indian Restaurants for 2002

1 MY2K
2 Trendy Aussie Indian Cuisine
3 Himalaya Dahba
4 Singh's
5 Tandoori Nights

Shit Things For 2002

Afro Men, At The Drive In, Nu Metal (absolutely no exceptions!), Cocaine, Lleyton Hewitt, Kevin Sheedy, Death of The Continental, Punters Club and Sale Of The Century, Modern Inner City Apartments, Tobacco, Cocaine, Almost Famous, Music "Journalism", Fancy Beer, Cocaine.

Email me at and tell us what you thought of 2001!

Happy New Year! I'm back posting stuff every day!