Midnight Oil

[Powderworks] NMOC: the Hip/ ARA

Dave Schultz dschultz29@hotmail.com
Wed, 03 Apr 2002 01:40:40 -0500

>Hmmmmmm.....Oils in the summertime. If I heard right, The Tragically Hip 
>releasing a new album in May. Wonder if there is an "Another roadside
>attraction" tour in the works? I think it would be great to see the Oils 
>again with the Hip.

I agree this would be awesome, but it won't happen. ARA hasn't happened 
since '97 & even when that one was on the Hip said it would likely be the 
last- sick of all the work organizing it, etc. Which I can see; for those 
not in the know, they had many great Canadian artists, but also managed to 
snag the Oils, Wilco, Ziggy Marley, Sheryl Crow, Los Lobos, Matt Sweet, 
Mutton Birds, and several other international bands for the various 
incarnations of their festival-tour. Plus Cdn Dan Lanois was a damned 
impressive coup.
Anyway, it sadly won't happen, but I have the memory of my first Oils 
concert at Lansdowne in Ottawa in '93, the mud of '95, Jeff Tweedy of Wilco 
leaning & looking towards me several times during Wilco's set in '97 (well, 
he had crowd surfed on me at club gigs twice that year). Actually, that was 
probably the best line-up overall, even sans Oils. Well, now I'm just being 
self-indulgent. Must sleep.

Cheers,                             Dave

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