Midnight Oil

[Powderworks] Oils Away...

Beth Curran bcurran@columbus.rr.com
Thu, 13 Feb 2003 21:02:36 -0500

This is so weird.  I listened to RSIS three times today.  Remember some
posts a few months back about how the Oils have always chosen the last
songs on their albums as carefully as the first ones?  The last words on
that album (well, the last intelligible ones anyway, I've never been
able to understand the rant) are just wonderful

I can get lost
I can get confused
Something's misplaced
Maybe for good

Absolutely gorgeous, and unfortunately all too applicable to our world
right now.  Good night from Little Texas - oh, sorry, I mean the great
state of Ohio, where we're doing our best to thin out our Death Row as
efficiently as Texas has.  Yessirree, there's one less mouth to feed in
Ohio today!  John Ashcroft for President!

Still saving my pin money for airfare to Oz and keeping my hopes
up..........- Beth

-----Original Message-----
From: powderworks-admin@cs.colorado.edu
[mailto:powderworks-admin@cs.colorado.edu] On Behalf Of Kate Parker
Sent: Thursday, February 13, 2003 8:02 PM
To: Heidi Shenk
Cc: the_oil_fish@yahoo.ca; powderworks@cs.colorado.edu
Subject: Re: [Powderworks] Oils Away...

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

I cannot put my hands to the keyboard to outline the stronger one, the
that fits the request for projects so well, the one I am throwing my
and soul at, the one that involves the story of a community and a
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
with improved computers and public access tools and the incorporation of

lay-led research and discovery data - and this dream is all coming
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
the night.

p.s. Did anyone else pull out Red Sails when UN Weapons Inspector Hans
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
>room which is just down the hall, and the walls of it are plastered
>Oils pics.  It's like my little Oils haven where I can blast their
>too without getting weird looks from others...haha.  There are Oils 
>pictures plastered on the walls, both sides of the door, and all over
>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
>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
>a flashback...
>Hope you're all well.
>bruce in calgary
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