As we all know the cost of an education today is expensive. One should try and apply what he or she has learned so as not to waste the tuition. This past weekend I took Etty to her second Super Bowl in Arizona. Growing up in Seattle from the age of 10- The Sea Hawks became her team. As our anniversary falls near the Super Bowl- I bought us tickets to attend and hopefully see Seattle repeat as world champions. Sitting close together I explained the game to her in greater detail. She was really beginning to get the hang of it. I could see the delight in her eyes as the Hawks marched their way down the field to almost certain victory. It's important on their anniversary that a husband shows his wife he is still very much in love with her. As the Seahawks readied to pierce the goal line Etty remarked to me "You really do love me a lot- don't you"? "Here lover, why don't you look at me and I'll take a picture of you as they win the game". You can see Russell Wilson in the background going back for that ill-fated pass interception. The picture was quite sad at first. I keep it around because in a certain sense living thru adversities gives a couple strength. We have a story for the grandkids. I heard that they are saying the decision to pass was the dumbest call in SuperBowl history. If that is so- I can tell you whomever called the play is a lot wiser today. Etty learned how much I truly do love her. Even though we lost this one in a shocker-We took away some great imparting wisdom.
Wednesday 4th of February 2015 03:11:35 AM
I've always maintained that one should listen to the breathing of another- to decide whether or not you can stand to be with that person (for life). I have wanted to smother someone I slept next to once... It's late here at the house of Peretz. She's passed out before the movie is over (time to switch back to Sports Center). I actually love her rare snoring. It means that she's content in her life (this snoring video has been approved). Happy anniversary my darling (lucky #13)!
Wednesday 28th of January 2015 03:06:16 PM
For the last 5 years, we've spent our NYE dinner at Matsuhisa Aspen. Yes the food is special- but it's the bushels of helium balloons that are the main attraction to us; The House Of Peretz. We all took turns singing songs- sucking on helium. I know it may cause brain damage if you do too much. So does breathing the air in San Bernardino. Spoiled by the maitre de, who came to the table with this bouquet of silver and gold beauties, Izzy insisted on bringing them back to the condo. We've had 'em this whole time; plucking the hung over rubbers from out of the air. Singing a new favorite song each morning.
Saturday 3rd of January 2015 04:37:29 PM
Last year at this time- I made the comment that 2014 was gonna be a great year. Thinking about all the great things that we had lined up, I was inspired as the fireworks exploded. Halfway through this passed year; I looked back at the first 6 months and had a somewhat sinking feeling that 2014 was not what I had imagined it would be. Things where taking longer to materialize, I was not satisfied with what we were able to accomplish at that moment in time. This NYE we returned to the place where we spent last NYE; the snowy wonderland that is Aspen Colorado. Pictured here with family working on a setlist for the house party at Richard Kilstock's; with mate Billy Duffy and bandmate Chris Chaney. I am going to predict that 2015 will be the year that I thought 2014 was going to be. It took a year longer than expected for things to fall into place. Isn't that typical? Best wishes to you for 2015. May all your aspirations bud and flower right before your eyes...
Wednesday 31st of December 2014 06:00:44 PM
This is a photo of my young beautiful wife this morning looking at herself in the mirror. We returned to the island of Hawaii celebrating her birthday, and playing a charity event for the Mauli Ola Foundation. A super duper group who heal children with cystic fibrosis. Forced to stay over due to ear aches that our children acquired playing in the water for too long. She is very insecure about herself on this day. I have to assure her that she is not getting unshapely. I have asked her to put on a few more pounds. After having 2 children, taking care of us for 13 years she has blossomed into a young lady that I am beaming with pride over. Happy birthday gorgeous..
Thursday 18th of December 2014 05:11:16 PM
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Wednesday 17th of December 2014 03:22:43 PM
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Sunday 7th of December 2014 09:56:44 AM
Another man who had a profound effect on my life has come to pass. Dr. Dorian Paskowitz; who practiced ocean wellness and medicine died at the age of 93. As a teen learning to surf in Miami we immersed ourselves in the surf lifestyle. Doc had a column in Surfer Magazine. He spoke about the ocean as being an integral component to one's health regimen. Living on the beach in San Onofre with his 8 children and wife, living out his dream in a converted bus. I also dreamt of living on the California coast, chilling with a smile like a dolphin's. I would eventually move there- become friends with his children and meet Doc. He was the most loving guy ever- but his constitution made him a bit ominous. Being around him felt like being in the elements of nature. He practiced medicine- but would not except money for his services. He kept his children from the public school system; sighting that there was a great difference between knowledge and wisdom (he later recanted his opinions). All his children are enchanted. Enchanted by his essence- and his wife Juliette.
The doctor needed a ride: So I picked him up in a brand new BMW 760 LI. Was so proud to show up in that beautiful machine- a young jewish surfer who had made good for himself. That's what I was. He got into the car with his son Jonathan- began looking around. His head swiveling up and down- round and round. He says "Perry- is this Your car?" "Yyepp" I answered. and a silent pause.. Wow, I think he's impressed? "Get rid of it." "What"? "Get rid of it". "Do you know what these guys did to us in the war? " This company made this and that.....". I drove on looking out into space and beyond. I didn't have a word to put into my mouth- because I knew I wasn't going to sell this car- I loved the car...
I love the Paskowitz family also very much. The house of Peretz is mourning Doc's passing. All of us hope to know you all better- as friends- even as business partners. Please share with us the rare essence of Doc that you all posses.
Thursday 13th of November 2014 02:21:14 AM
I've really been enjoying life lately. Perhaps it's the gorgeous California weather we've been having. Warm enough to sit outside smoking Cuban cigars and read on my balcony. It may be the fact that I've been off the road for a while and enjoying my family and home life- having toured for the most part of the last 5 years. I feel grounded; caught up with current events. Slowed down enough to be aware of the date and time- able to properly plan birthday parties. Even do homework with my boys. Today in history: The Berlin Wall came down 25 years ago. I am excited to go visit there this coming September- as Lollapalooza brings the party to Berlin. Yes Berlin- with 10,000 resident artists transformed the city into one of the most interesting cities in the world. I'm interested to know who these guys are in the fezzes? Maybe I'll see them at Lolla this summer...
Monday 10th of November 2014 01:43:59 AM
We have been through some vicious fights. When we fight it tears my heart in half. I am overwhelmed by a sense of confusion. She is the source of my life's happiness. In those times when we are at odds I pray that we can get beyond it, and come back to loving each other like always. Not being able to make contact with her kills me. I admire her so. Exceptionally smart and beautiful. I think of her as all mine (of course there are the boys) but she has told to the boys she loves me first. I live my life for her and the boys. Every action, twitch of muscle is for the benefit of our home. I can not fight her for very long. I lose balance, my will to make my point. I can't make sense. I just want to make out with a passion. Feel her responding. I miss her so.
Saturday 8th of November 2014 07:35:42 AM
This morning- after the boys left for school I went to lay back down and watch some old school TV. I watched Miami Vice (for the very first time)- being that I was just in Miami for Puff's "Revolt" Conference. I wanted to reflect upon the changes that have taken place down there. Had an affinity to see Don Johnson and the guy with three first names wearing their shoulder padded pre-wrinkled suits. It's way too hot down there to wear those suits today. Don was sporting a pony tail. It's funny how your perception of things- changes over time. Things that I found cheesy but were successful in their day, I find myself wanting to seek out and find the beauty in them today. I don't want to have any animosity in my life by the end. Don Johnson walking into the building for a Laker game- was a big deal in the 80's. I did not share in the excitement at the time. I am still not feeing the magic unfortunately. I feel as though I somewhat wasted an hour of my morning (but was mildly entertained by the outfits.)
I switched over to The Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin. He was very entertaining. Always very excited to find and handle a dangerous creature. But as Etty points out. You don't get to feign a grip upon mother nature ( he received a stingray death shot to the heart).
Tuesday 4th of November 2014 08:33:23 PM
It was an interesting moment. We were invited to a Jay Adams photo gallery opening in Venice- and I thought it would be a great to bring the boys. They could each select a photograph to hang in their rooms (Hezron is currently putting together his very own man cave; separating rooms from his brother). In this picture: The kid flashing devil horns is Jay's boy Seven with his girlfriend beside him, Michelle Rodriguez is hanging with us, as well as my youngest son Izzy who flashes a Venice V; and Hezron in front seemingly cool amongst the ruff tuff Venice Originals. I did not figure on the heavy fragrances that were wafting in the air. It was too much for the young ins' so we walked around and left soon after. It did begin discussions on the invent of the sport of skateboarding, and also what it was we were exactly smelling. I love listening to little kids imparting their worldly knowledge."That was not marijuana". "Yes it was"... Should I jump in here?
Thursday 30th of October 2014 07:58:26 PM
When I was a little boy I would run errands for my father around NYC. He entrusted me to walk with gems and precious metals up and down the gold district- which is W 47th Street; right near Times Square. The United Nations is also right there. I got a thrill knowing that there was valuables in my pockets; passing all the grown ups who would have died to take my gems away from me. Yes sometimes I had diamonds on me that needed to be set into gold rings... Yes the area around Times Square always gave me a thrill, but the CBGB Festival which was set up right on the street was perhaps the greatest thrill of my life. It was a homecoming- the street was shut down filled with people as far as the eye could see and we were performing. I couldn't resist falling into the mass of native New Yorkers, my long lost family; and letting them carry me away.
Friday 24th of October 2014 02:12:21 AM
I am happy these days. My life and family are in full bloom. Tomorrow Jane's receives an award (The Elmer Vallentine Award) from The Sunset Strip Music Festival team and the City of West Hollywood,
It’s given to artists who have had a long lasting impact on the Sunset Strip and the history of the music scene of Los Angeles.
Past Honorees have included The Doors, Joan Jett, Slash, and Ozzy Ozbourne.
The Tribute will take place tomorrow (Friday) at the House of Blues on Sunset.
Red carpet starts at 7pm.
Saturday we literally stop the traffic on Sunset Blvd., performing Nothing's Shocking in it's entirety on the street.
Here are some pics from our gig at Chicago's Riotfest this past weekend. It was raining in a torrent as we performed. I was feeling very Gene Kelly- stomping in the puddles on stage; a happy fella- "Just Singin' And Dancin' In The Rain"...
Friday 19th of September 2014 12:19:34 AM
People that I really looked up to have died recently. Jay Adams, Robin Williams, and Philip Seymour Hoffman. But there was a man by the name of Peter Grosslight who was the president of William Morris Music Word Wide who just passed away from pancreatic cancer. He was the best talent agent on the earth. Really was. The world is less as the result of his death. I realized from Peter's passing that there are some men who are just blessed with abilities above others. It's not a matter of working harder. It's savwafair. Peter ran WME effortlessly. He was wise and calm. I never saw him act defeated or angry. He drank in his office and smoked hard the whole time I knew him. That may have been our common ground. He took a real joy creating Lollapalooza with Marc Geiger and I. I looked forward to our meetings sitting around the big table every week. Always listened to my wild ideas and thought about how they could work out. You could count on an honest- thought out assessment. It didn't hurt me too badly when he said something was not doable. He understood entertainment law better than anyone I've ever met. We were strange partners in that he was a lawyer, 15 years my senior; wore pink or yellow sweaters with pleated pants. Loved playing golf and hunting pheasant. We would have dinners together every once in a while at his suggestion. At the end his life- his whole family joined us. Yes Peter Grosslight is irreplaceable. So I have reached a big conclusion tonight. If there is no one living who can replace Peter, I will just have to grow up now and aspire to be the man he was. The truth is I haven't tried as hard as I could have. I haven't cared as much as I should have. Now is the time.
Saturday 30th of August 2014 04:45:22 AM
This is a picture of Jay Adams- one of the original Z Boys of Dog Town. It incapsulates his spirit 100%. The 1970's, Jay and his crew are attacking a pool. You can see the coping coming up from Jay grinding on it so hard. This photo is miles beyond what other humans were doing at that time on wheels. In Venice Beach California- they were creating an extreme sport but there were no rules or regulations yet. It was just a pure adrenalin outlet. I keep this picture of Jay at the foot of my fireplace. He died this morning. I keep the photo of Jay for me and my boys to see every day. To see the look in his eyes- his fist; his mouth. Wild. Defiance. The first time we met he was so happy he licked my face and laughed. You don't forget meetings like that I assure you. Jay Adams was a true American hero. It's a sad sad day today in Venice....
Friday 15th of August 2014 04:47:54 PM
She asks me "Who do I love most? I can only hope it's me. I see the way she squeezes and kisses on those boys. She posses their love and they have an unobstructed pathway into her heart. It's them. She's very kind for saying so- but I don't fully believe her. She is their Muoa-mmy. She tells them it's me she loves most- so it must be me?...I am not sure who I love most?..no It's Etty for sure. I did not have a mother so I never felt that intense bond the boys have for her. What a score- having Etty for a mom.To have her cuddle you and hold you tight whenever you are blue. And that's what she does. Etty never thought she would be a good mother- but she ends up to be an incredible one. She never thought of motherhood as her destiny. Didn't really care for children the way I do. She thinks of those boys from the minute she wakes up to the moment she closes her eyes. I can't keep up with her. I scored as a husband. Can you imagine having Etty as your "MUOA-MMY?
Tuesday 22nd of July 2014 12:16:55 PM
She always says that "Hez looks like you". I don't quite see it- and if you have to look hard....". I think she says it so I don't feel jipped my kids don't have a great resemblance to me. It's nice to experience seeing yourself in your kids. Hez has taken to try and combing his hair like me- sort of. He and I were dapping our hair together in the mirror last night. He said he wants to learn from "the master". That made me feel good.
I do see myself ...in his smile. When he gives you that little glimpse into his happiness (picture on the right). That's how I do it. Thanks Hez!
Saturday 19th of July 2014 06:38:56 PM
My version of what's beautiful is primitive. When a person is happy looking, and feeling, you don't need to smile like a clown- but become a humming spirit. When a person has confidence in themselves (I can deliver); (I am accomplished). That is something to strive for. When they take care of themselves; their health and well-being, they are magnetic. That is what I looked for in a wife. If they have a spouse- are generous enough to share their concern and time for their well-being; then beauty becomes them. I love all our different shapes. I'm not concerned about shapes- it's one's attitude and contribution that's the attraction. Can you picture someone who looks at you with encouragement? What a beauty! I came to Hawaii to get better. Hawaii's healed me up as she has done numerous times passed- I can walk with my heal to the ground and I am beginning to feel natural again. I feel the need to do something for this island in gratitude. I want to help open a new restaurant here serving super delish primitive Hawaiian cooking, hand crafted beers, humming music to go. Yes that's what I'm gonna try and do my friends.
Thursday 17th of July 2014 03:49:44 PM
I have to speak out. I am completely over woman's petty jealousies toward each other. I love the company of women, and my wife Etty is one of the most gracious woman you'll ever meet she does not come with attitude- but I have seen some vicious stunts that women have pulled to make each other feel inferior. IT"S TRUE. Take for example tonight. We tried to get a rez at this restaurant Kalapawai. We walk in the manager sees Etty. I see that look fill in her eyes.She is gonna punish Etty 'cause Etty's pretty. It's gonna be 45 mins. "OK", I say (that throws her). I ordered a bottle of wine, even offer the hostess a glass, ("we're not allowed to drink at work). Ok, so I can't bribe her into being decent to us, but I have 5 kids with me. Please just let us get seated. People are being seated who came in after us. Tables are open, people who came after us by half an hour are seated and eating. I'm carrying on conversations with strangers and now I'm entertaining. We are waiting at what they are calling the bar with 5 boys ages 4 up to 12. As we wait, another woman with her date enters. The boyfriend gives Etty a nice look over; sending his girlfriend into an emotional tailspin. "Could you move your handbag over? Children shouldn't be sitting at this bar".It was not even a bar. It was seats against a wall. NOT A BAR. No bartenders. By now we are coming up on an hour. A glass gets knocked over (I blame the manager for all of this) Etty has had words now with the woman at the bar and Etty is a mother eagle- so now there's trouble in the air. I finally lost it at an hour and ten minutes- and went up to the front of the restaurant. "Give me my bill for the wine I want to get out of here".I am the most polite person you will ever meet- but I had not been seated in an hour and ten- I did not want to eat there anymore. I paid up and we exited the premisses. I saw the girl with her date laughing at us- that's ok; your date fantasizes to prettier girls than you. But the gaul of that manager. Girls, if you want to be mean to each other, I guess I see why. You all have to compete for husbands i get it but I have children with me and you all know how they melt down when their blood sugar hits the floor. Your a restaurant manager who's working to pay her rent. I need to feed these kids. That's all that's going on here. There's no beauty pageant. No one here is out to win your man. Now the restaurant manager is back pedaling. "Can I offer your children a muffin"? That was the most lucent moment of the entire evening. A muffin?...................... "NO, I don't want a muffin"! The only redeeming part to this charade was when we all got back in the car, I turned to the boys and asked strait "Anybody want a muffin"? That made us howl.
Thursday 17th of July 2014 06:03:54 AM
"You can't stop to take pictures of a double rainbow when your drivin"'! Maybe that's what the car three cars up from us was doing, because they were stalled in front of it and everyone else was moving forward. The light was green- everyone moving but that car 2 in our lane- and boom! Of course car 2 that caused the crash crept off into the sunset never to be seen again. Everyone was alright in all the cars involved. A cop, who reminded us of "The Rock" came to our rescue like "the rock" does in all his movies. Showed up in a bad ass Charger cop car. Etty- being a real car enthusiast (and fan of "Le Roc") asked if she could get a pic with him. He was very helpful and it really was a beautiful double rainbow so "all's well; "alls well"
Wednesday 16th of July 2014 04:59:48 PM
There she is- a super moon shot on the rooftop of a home built on a lava cliff overlooking the pacific, on the magic island of Oahu. I did Hatha yoga postures tonight to start putting blood flow nourishment back into my cells. I felt like the old Perry momentarily as I descended down the stairs- having finally captured a glowing beauty.
Tuesday 15th of July 2014 05:38:57 AM