Midnight Oil

[Powderworks] Reasons and reactions

Adrian Oates aoates@newsguy.com
Fri, 1 Nov 2002 07:55:49 -0800 (PST)

Well,  the Oils (or their management) seem to have really lost the plot as far
as good public relations goes.

It's not rocket science - all we want is the addition of a few words to the
website explanation to make it more descriptive - "due to...technical
difficulties" or "personal reasons" or "logistical headaches" etc. etc. Us
Europeans don't add much to their sales/earnings, makes me wonder if they
would provide so little info if they cancelled an Oz tour after people had
purchased tickets.

We don't want (or need) deep explanations of why they came to the decision or
any other details of their recent business transactions.

>And quite frankly, it p*ssed me off quite a bit.

Andre, I don't blame you.  It p*sses me off as well!  Both the tour
cancellation and the apparent attitude of their manager.

I've justed deleted a paragraph of "discussion" that was here about the Oils
being honest with themselves (and us) about their future outside of Oz...
decided it was too long and, whilst accurate, was not helpful at this moment! 
I didn't want to be pessimistic and make too much of a drama out of all this
in the hope that it will soon fix itself.