Midnight Oil

[Powderworks] Farewell??

Richard Thompson thompsonrichard@optusnet.com.au
Thu, 3 Jul 2003 18:21:14 +1000

I think the gig should be at the smallest venue possible in each state,
attended only by people currenty (ie now) subscribed to the Powderworks
mailing list. The set list should come entirely from the chocolate wheel and
Charlie Macmahon (if that's how you spell it) and Glad Reed should be
invited on stage as special guests. AND the show should be divided into
three sets of one hour duration each and be followed by one all night long
mother of a party. Now - that would be a farewell.
Oh ! and for all the other Midnight Oil fans around the world - the shows
should be recorded and played back on TV.

----- Original Message -----
From: "CROKER, Darren" <DCROKER@mfbb.vic.gov.au>
To: <powderworks@cs.colorado.edu>
Cc: <jeffm@jeack.com.au>
Sent: Wednesday, July 02, 2003 4:10 PM
Subject: RE: [Powderworks] Farewell??

> Jeff,
> I have just read with great interest what you have written, and I can
> honestly see where your coming from, and agree with a lot of what you
> say. However maybe it's the selfish side of me coming out, but I can't
> help but get excited about the prospect of possibly seeing the Oils
> again, maybe one last time. My wife has given me permission to travel
> anywhere in the country to see them perform if they play again. One of
> the most disappointing things about the break up for me personally is I
> didn't get to say goodbye and thanks in my own mind, to have that
> opportunity would be fantastic.
> I agree with you about what some people might say, I knew they wouldn't
> split or they're just cashing in, and about the one-off fans, but hey,
> who cares what some people may think or say? I think it would be
> fantastic for people, whether diehard fans or fans from a bygone era to
> see them tour again, for one last time. And in a way, why shouldn't they
> cash in? I would never begrudge them one cent of any money they have
> made from their music, I think they deserve everything and a whole lot
> more.
> Maybe I just can't help but be selfish. But then if they don't tour as
> the Oils ever again, I suppose I'll be fine. Really it's whatever they
> wish and decide to do, just like you said Jeff. I'll wait and see, but
> if they do play again I'll be in the front of the queue buying tickets,
> I can guarantee that (that's the selfish part of me speaking out again).
> Cheers
> -----Original Message-----
> From: jeffm@jeack.com.au [mailto:jeffm@jeack.com.au]
> Sent: Thursday, July 03, 2003 8:19 AM
> To: powderworks@cs.colorado.edu
> Subject: RE: [Powderworks] Farewell??
> 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
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