Midnight Oil

[Powderworks] Farewell??/Name Suggestion

James Warren jimcwarren@earthlink.net
Tue, 1 Jul 2003 23:52:41 -0700

I think I disagree, but only slightly.

I think if the band gets together to play with Pete, that is A-OK, 
whenever they decide to do it.  I know there would not be any cashing 
in and that's all that matters.  Reputations are earned, and the Oils 
is well-earned.  The opinions of the ignorant (those who would accuse 
them of cashing in) are irrelevant.

But I completely agree with your view, Jeff,  that the viability of the 
four remaining members as a band is absolutely essential (assuming that 
they all continue to want to keep on.)

And almost changing the subject...

I'll go a step further and say what my wish for the remainders' new 
name should be:  Why not "The Oils."  It describes them, it is 
recognizable, it pays homage to their history, it slightly changes the 
group's identity (as it should), but it kind of keeps their previous 
identity (as it should), and it has a nice ring.  If we had any say in 
names and were voting, that would be my vote.


On Wednesday, July 2, 2003, at 03:19 PM, jeffm@jeack.com.au wrote:

> hi all,
> ok, i can't believe i'm writing this, but here goes.
> regardless (in a way) of what pete wants, and regardless of what we 
> want
> (boooo-friggen-hooooooo-hooo-hoooo) i think the wishes of the 
> remainder men
> are paramount, and i can't help hoping that they will never tour again 
> as
> the oils if pete is with them or not.  i don't think many of us, nor 
> them,
> could stand it hearing people constantly say, we KNEW they wouldn't 
> split -
> they're just doing it to cash in one last time...
> i hope they tour as the remainder men, and if pete wants to join them 
> on
> stage in a few states for a few tooooons, then that would just be 
> heavenly.
>  it would give those who really love the energy that comes from our 
> fave
> band another (and on-going) chance to see them, without it being a big
> death knell for an entity that the fellas bangin' the bongos and 
> strummin'
> the strings and dealin' the deals really love.  and this would have the
> added "benefit" of not having the one-off (oh maaaaaaaaaaaate -
> we-gotta-see-the-oils-before-they-go type) crowd spoiling their 
> experience
> and ours.
> i hope this doesn't sound exclusionist, and if it's not what the 
> remainder
> men want, then so be it.  in the end, they're entitled to whatever they
> want.
> cheers folks,
> joffa
> http://www.jeack.com.au
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