Midnight Oil

[Powderworks] gone

Tom Davies tdav@wam.umd.edu
Tue, 03 Dec 2002 12:48:40 -0500

...and apparently I'm about the thousandth Powderworker to learn of Peter's 

Can't bear to actually get up and go put on their music right now. It would 
make it too real, the fact that there isn't going to be any more of it.

Yes, Australian politics would benefit from more of Peter's involvement. 
But so would music...

Strange timing this has in my life. I've been preparing to move back to 
Australia (Perth, where I was born) and thinking of getting involved in 
politics... now I'll never get to be at an Australian show... I'm just so 
glad they came to the US a couple of times over the past year, so that I 
could at least get to see four Oils shows in my life. Which I hope I never 

I guess it's time to start collecting more concert recordings, rare tracks, 
and such. If this is all the Midnight Oil we're going to get, I'd at least 
like to possess as much of it as possible.

Time to start listening to Ghostwriters too...

The only other time a band I loved broke up, it was Rage Against the 
Machine, and one couldn't be too distraught about that because all the 
members were clearly going to go on and make more good music (though 
Audioslave has yet to win me over). I wonder how much more we're going to 
see from the Oils, though. Peter at least, it seems, is really finished 
with music. What a loss.

wearing black, and done rambling for now,