Everyone Should Have A Green Man Pet

A Warm TY to Lisa (Druidess02) for Sharing 
Her Memories of Meeting Peter Steele:
...  I have to say that not a day passes that I haven't gone on the site, and it warms my heart that you all write such beautiful stories about a man that changed my life forever.

I was turned on to Type O Negative when I was nine years old by my older brother, Joe, and immediately I fell in love with their music, and of course, your brother/uncle. In fact, I laugh a how open you all were as a family, because I can relate—I was raised in a very open household, and since my mother knew how much I loved Peter, she went out and bought the Playgirl which many of her friends (not to mention my friends' parents) shunned, but her reaction was, "Well, she's going to have to see one sooner or later." Anyway, I guess it's fitting that I'm now a pornographer, and one of the magazines at the publishing company I work at is Playgirl. Anyway, like you all, we're a tight-knit, fun-loving family, and I am so thrilled that you're all keeping his memory alive.

I was lucky enough to meet Peter three times, with one being of epic proportions (at least to the 17-year-old me at the time) when he got a picture taken with me after the two years before when the picture I took with him never came out. At the time, I was livid, since it was the first time anyone ever said I was beautiful. I still get  choked up when I think about his holding my hand and telling me that, considering my self-esteem has never been on the high end. To this day, he has been the only man to tell me that, which, to me, is awesome because it from your brother/uncle—a genuine, kind soul.
A Special TY to Marci for Sharing Her Green Man "Pet" - I Love It !
Peter Steele's sister, Pat, notes that she heard this song the day before Pete died and it has stuck with her. She thinks that it would make a great song for a band to do as a memorial to Pete.  
Against the Wind by Bob Seger
It seems like yesterday but it was long ago
(Janey) was lovely she was the queen of my nights
There in the darkness with the radio playing low.
And the secrets that we shared, the mountains that we moved.
Caught like a wildfire out of control
‘Til there was nothing left to burn and nothing left to prove.
And I remember what she said to me, how she swore that it never would end
I remember how she held me oh so tight.
Wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then !
Against the wind; we were runnin' against the wind
We were young and strong, we were runnin' against the wind.
The years rolled slowly past and I found myself alone.
Surrounded by strangers I thought were my friends,
I found myself further and further from my home.
And I guess I lost my way, there were oh so many roads.
I was living to run and running to live
Never worried about paying or even how much I owed.
Moving eight miles a minute for months at a time
Breaking all of the rules that would bend
I began to find myself searching, searching for shelter again and again
Against the wind; a little something against the wind
I found myself seeking shelter against the wind
Well those drifter's days are past me now; I've got so much more to think about.
Deadlines and commitments; what to leave in, what to leave out
Against the wind, I'm still runnin' against the wind. 
I'm older now but still runnin' against the wind.

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  1. My Dad listened to this song often and it still touches me... ♥

  2. Thank you for this posting,but sorry you did'nt share the picture of you with Pete.

  3. This is a great story and a great song...Thank you for sharing.

  4. You are all so thoughtful when you acknowledge the fans, that means the world to us. We value your sharing with all of us, it's helping us both deal with this sad loss. You have so many memories to share and I for one look forward to reading them, although sometimes it gets me so sad when reality hits. We need to keep remembering his life was worth so much and by reading and sharing these stories,we can help each other deal with this. It's not easy, but it's something we all have to face eventually the loss of a loved one. Never want to experience that loss at such an early age. Anyways, thank you again for such sweet memories. The song now will be remembered in my life as the one played and listened to by Peter's family before he left us. I'm making a memorial for you and will share it soon. Peace to us all.

  5. Great story that confirms all of his kindness and sincerity. Wish we could've seen the picture. Thank you for sharing!!

  6. Peter you taught us so much, with your music, with your words, your kindness, your compassion. Meeting you would have been a highlight. Now we have the videos, the interviews, the music. And now your family sharing. Thank you so much again. We love you all. Peter we miss you.

  7. I knew Peter from the neighborhood for many years.I always loved his music,but never really viewed him as Peter Steel-rockstar.To me he has always has been and always will be Peter-my friend...LOVE YOU BROTHER! REST IN PEACE

  8. I wasn't sure how to send this to you. I found a video on youtube I wanted to share with you. It's of Pete and the boys doing an autograph session. I never got to meet them and the video was really great to watch. They were so friendly to their fans.


  9. KITES rise Higher Against the Wind.... Thank You from my heart you everyones!!!!

  10. Lisa, your mother bought you the Playgirl magazine, my daughter bought me the magazine for a christmas present. What a beautiful memory of Peter for you to remember always. Holding his hand....you are a very lucky woman. Your mum saying you have to see one sooner or later. Well what a "one " to start off with! Love your cute Green Man pet. Amazing how the lyrics to the song relate to Peter (and probably many others). Love the picture of Peter surrounded by all of his tools. I'm sure he would of said he was the biggest tool in the room:)

  11. You're very welcome. I enjoyed working on the pet so much. Thank you so much for sharing it.

  12. Rose from NY now in CA12:50 AM, March 27, 2013

    Coming up on that date, that date we all dread and have learned to live with to an extent. That day I remember it well. I could not breathe, the tears came. I know it's good to find some way to go on and we all have, it's just that it's still unbelievable to me that we have no Peter Steele, the world of music is missing that man like we lost a family member. He was family, he made us feel that way, like we were close. He was such a nice man, like a brother, like a big brother who was teaching you stuff. Aren't we lucky we had him for as long as we did. I'm italian but I respect all religions and faiths. In the Jewish faith, they say some special people are in our lives for a few seconds, minutes, hrs, days, or for an eternity. The ones for a short time teach us the most lessons. We had Peter for 40-something years. And oh boy what we learned. What a blessing he was and that kind of rareness comes along only once in awhile. That face, that smile, that hair, that voice. Makes me cry kind of voice, he dug down deep in each of us...remember that and cherish it we had it. We're changed for the better for his life. We miss you Peter, we pray for your soul and your family to find comfort in each other's arms. Give lots of hugs to those you love, you never know how long you'll have them. Peace to you in heaven Peter. You Made it Big!! what more can I say today? Love you all, love you Peter.

  13. hi i am currently working on images in the woods for my next project some photography and some illustrated work portraits of Pete too do hope i can share them with you Regards Jo Lawler from Liverpool UK x :)