Midnight Oil

[Powderworks] Much too much sunshine!

Kate Adams kate@dnki.net
Sat, 27 Apr 2002 21:37:50 -0400

Ahhhhh.  What a day!  I'm sitting here typing this listening to my two 
powderworker cadets trade phrases of the refrain to Golden Age as they 
drift off to sleep. (tell me what you see ...)

It was a wonderful, wonderful show.  I found a space right down by the 
lagoon with an excellent sight line and nice atmosphere.  Better yet, it 
had a transformer box, about 7-7.5 feet tall, big enough to seat both of my 
boys so that they got an unobstructed view of the stage.

I was busy wrangling children, so I didn't get a set list written down.  It 
was a very mixed set from several eras with an Earth Day focus ... I hadn't 
heard River Runs Red in ages.  The rants were vintage PG Earth Day fare, 
and I was groooving to the fire of the music behind them.  They were SO 
tight - even though the wind and the sound system muted certain pieces of 
the harmonies or mix sometimes, it was mostly excellent.  I also enjoyed 
leaning against the transformer box door for a full body bass line 
resonance that transmitted every drum whack and base guitar thump through 
my skeleton.  I even more greatly enjoyed being able to look out at the 
river, or up at the sky through a barely bloomed tree and thinking about 
how this music pulls me into the earth in so many ways ... especially 
played live on a chilly but glorious spring day.

My son's opinion of the Boston Hatch Shell show:  "Its like my brain got 
replaced with a radio that only plays Midnight Oil music.  I like my new 

Enough Said!

Kate Adams
Graduate Student
Department of Work Environment
UMass Lowell
Global Free Trade: All the economic benefits of colonialism, without all
those nasty responsibilities.