Midnight Oil

[Powderworks] Oils Away...

Kate Parker Adams kate@dnki.net
Thu, 13 Feb 2003 20:02:07 -0500

I'm sitting here, cradling my autographed BSM windmill EP, tumbling it in 
my hands.  Rob and Martin on one side, Bones and Jim on the other.  I am on 
deadline, putting together two research proposals in environmental public 
health - one of which is entirely their fault.

I cannot put my hands to the keyboard to outline the stronger one, the one 
that fits the request for projects so well, the one I am throwing my heart 
and soul at, the one that involves the story of a community and a polluter 
and handwringing state officials hiding conclusively behind inadequate 
science without listening to my brain background music queue up "they're 
crossing their fingers they pay the truthmakers" pop up in my head.  I 
can't type without thinking about the people I now know who live in that 
area.  It is my grand vision to make public health analysis more possible 
with improved computers and public access tools and the incorporation of 
lay-led research and discovery data - and this dream is all coming together 
around those two degrees of separation between my ranting on Powderworks 
and a rugged little river valley with a big nuclear health problem.

I will set the EP down now, right in front of the monitor, and type on into 
the night.

p.s. Did anyone else pull out Red Sails when UN Weapons Inspector Hans Blix 
told Iraq that it was "Minutes to Midnight"?

At 05:26 PM 2/13/03 -0600, Heidi Shenk wrote:
>Haha...sounds like me.  I have a tiny, tiny office separate from my dorm 
>room which is just down the hall, and the walls of it are plastered with 
>Oils pics.  It's like my little Oils haven where I can blast their music 
>too without getting weird looks from others...haha.  There are Oils 
>pictures plastered on the walls, both sides of the door, and all over the 
>my bulletin board too.  The pics were one of the first things I put up 
>when I moved in at the beginning of the year, and they'll be one of the 
>last things I take down when I move out at the end of the year! :)
>----Original Message Follows----
>From: Bruce Robertson <the_oil_fish@yahoo.ca>
>To: powderworks@cs.colorado.edu
>Subject: [Powderworks] Oils Away...
>Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2003 18:01:34 -0500 (EST)
>Hello Powder-tribe,
>I sure do miss the Oils. Struck me last night driving home just how much 
>better a place the world was with the Oils in it - intact - as a band. 
>I've felt compelled lately to hang pictures all over my classroom, and 
>find myself quoting Oils lyrics in response to everything. Must be having 
>a flashback...
>Hope you're all well.
>bruce in calgary
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