Midnight Oil

[Powderworks] music magazines

Heidi Shenk nedkellytheking@hotmail.com
Sun, 12 Jan 2003 17:35:33 -0600

I'm not at all surprised that Rolling Stone has given little attention to 
the fact that something in the real music world even happened.  RS, which 
used to be a somewhat decent/controversial piece of journalism, has gone 
extremely downhill in the past several years. As far as I'm concerned, the 
magazine has gone from a rock and roll magazine filled with not only great 
musicians, but other important issues such as the environment and politics 
and has turned into more of a tabloid dedicated to people that aren't even 
worthy of the title "musician" (a.k.a. Britney Spears, N'Sync, Jenifer Love 
Hewitt.)  Recently, I decided on a whim to buy one of their magazines in 
hope that it may have improved a bit.  Instead I was disappointed as usual 
and even a bit angry when I read a small column entitled "Excellent 
Australians" in which Midnight Oil was credited with only two sentences 
focused on the album D&D and the single Beds Are Burning.  I was glad to 
finally see something that I felt like reading in an issue of Rolling Stone, 
but at the same time disappointed that they didn't focus on any other aspect 
of the Oils than D&D...afterall there is so much more to the Oils than Beds 
Are Burning.

>From: "Beth Curran" <bcurran@columbus.rr.com>
>To: "'Tim Clausz'" <tclausz@yahoo.com>, "'rick'" 
><rickysan@speedlink.com.au>,   <powderworks@cs.colorado.edu>
>Subject: RE: [Powderworks] music magazines
>Date: Sun, 12 Jan 2003 16:30:58 -0500
>I would have thought that RS would have at least had a page-length
>article. Maybe they will once the members come out of hibernation.   I
>wonder which mag will score the first proper interview?  No doubt it'll
>be an Oz-based publication!  I hope it's soon cause I'm dying to hear
>about H/M/R/H plans - Beth
>-----Original Message-----
>From: powderworks-admin@cs.colorado.edu
>[mailto:powderworks-admin@cs.colorado.edu] On Behalf Of Tim Clausz
>Sent: Sunday, January 12, 2003 2:06 PM
>To: rick; powderworks@cs.colorado.edu
>Subject: Re: [Powderworks] music magazines
>In the current American edition of Rolling Stone where
>it's all about the music (the one with the shirtless
>Justin Timberlake on the cover), the following appears
>buried at the bottom of page 20 in their "In Other
>News" section: "Peter Garrett has left Midnight Oil
>after twenty-six years to be a full-time environmental
>activist.  The remaining band members will continue
>recording together under a different name."  This
>in-depth coverage was surrounded by stories about
>Jay-Z releasing his own line of sneakers, a Pittsburgh
>man who was imprisoned for impersonating Will Smith,
>and Britney Spears asking for a restraining order
>against an alleged stalker.
>Sadly, this is completely true.
>--- rick <rickysan@speedlink.com.au> wrote:
> >        Does anyone know if Rolling Stone or Juice
> > magazine had some sort of Oils tribute in either
> > their Dec. or Jan. issue?
> >
> >          If not,it's a disgrace.
> >
> >
> >                    Rick
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