Midnight Oil

[Fwd: [Powderworks] Scary?]

Beth Curran bcurran@columbus.rr.com
Wed, 7 May 2003 18:36:11 -0400


Naah, we're not scary.  Consider the typical Worker:

1.  Few, if any, of us derive our MO fandom from an all-consuming
interest in the possibility of sleeping with one of them.  From this
aspect, much scarier fans can probably be found in the world of Pete
Yorn (14 year old virgins, I bet), Indigo Girls, and Alan Rickman (I'm a
huge Rickman fan but some of the fan sites are really, really, scary.  I
never go there any more.  Let's just say it ain't about the acting for
many of his fans - male or female)

2.  Most of us spend at least some of our time not drunk/stoned.  For
the other type of fan, attend any Irish rock band's concerts.  See also
Phish.

3.  We are reasonably intelligent and drool-free.  Unlike, say, fans of
any band involved with Lollapallooza.

4.  If we get a little carried away analyzing lyrics, it's because our
band actually has something to say.  Visit the world of Jewel - or, come
to think of it, pretty much any Lilith Fair participant - for a look at
the dark side.

5.  The female MO fans are all very brainy and beautiful, with
huge......tracts of land and positively scintillating personalities.
Among our many outstanding qualities are truthfulness and modesty.
These are attributes not to be found among fans of other bands.

There, I've now exposed us for the sweet little kittycats we are. - Beth

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Sent: Wednesday, May 07, 2003 9:37 AM
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Subject: [Fwd: [Powderworks] Scary?]



> 
>  Baaaaaahhhhaaaahhaaa Kate, good one on Nina. (cheers Nina)
> 
> And anybody who knows me knows I'm not scary. C'mon. So I'm halfway to
feeling insulted by the "scary". That's a gross generalization. It seems
that they were REALLY freaked out by the time one of them ventured on
the list and fell on a lyrics-and-their-meaning discussion. I remember
Peter telling me something similar about how he read it for a while but
disagreed with the interpretations that were given by some workers  and
so dropped off. Like they were appalled by the far-fetched stuff some
workers wrote. But hey, songs typically have room for interpretation,
and if you don't like ours, we'd LOVE for you to correct it.
> However, as a fan group, I find us kind, organized, coherent,
friendly, ethical and knowledgeable. Believe me Rob, Powderworks is not
"scary", it's not freaky, it's not disturbing and it could be a hell of
a whole lot worse.
> So there.
> 
> Brigitte
> 
> > De: Kate Parker Adams <kate@dnki.net>
> > Date: 2003/05/06 mar. PM 08:12:28 GMT-04:00
> > : nina <ninajill73@hotmail.com>
> > Cc: Jeff McLean <jeffm@jeack.com.au>, 
> >    Powderworks - Midnight Oil list <powderworks@cs.colorado.edu>
> > Subject: Re: [Powderworks] Rob on Denton tonite
> > 
> > I dunno Nina ... you may have given him the distinct impression that
we 
> > pinch! ;)
> > 
> > And he looked pretty intimidated when Brigitte and her similiarly 
> > several-inches-taller-than-him Francophone female friend were
chatting with 
> > him and he was trying to both look up and keep up (and be cute and
witty 
> > too, I suppose).
> > 
> > At 05:22 PM 5/6/03 -0400, nina wrote:
> > >the transcript is now up, so you can read the whole thing he said
about us.
> > >- if he only visited powderworks, he'd see that we really aren't
THAT scary!
> > >:) (ok, maybe we are... but just a little bit!)
> > >
> > >http://www.abc.net.au/enoughrope/stories/s848029.htm
> > >
> > >
> > >on 5/6/03 4:36 PM, Jeff McLean at jeffm@jeack.com.au wrote:
> > >
> > > > sorry - should have made that clearer - it was something like
"there is a
> > > > group of
> > > > fans out there that could tell you what colour shirt i was
wearing on 
> > > june 7th
> > > > 1982.  they're scary - read very far into the music"   something
like that
> > > > anyway...
> > > >
> > > > joffa
> > > >
> > > > bmounier@sympatico.ca wrote:
> > > >
> > > >> Please explain context??? For those who weren't there?
> > > >>
> > > >> Brig
> > > >>>
> > > >>> De: Jeff McLean <jeffm@jeack.com.au>
> > > >>> Date: 2003/05/05 lun. PM 04:36:47 GMT-04:00
> > > >>> : Powderworks - Midnight Oil list
<powderworks@cs.colorado.edu>
> > > >>> Subject: Re: [Powderworks] Rob on Denton tonite
> > > >>>
> > > >>> hi all,
> > > >>>
> > > >>> he called us powdies scary last night :)
> > > >>>
> > > >>> must say, i see why...
> > > >>>
> > > >>> joffa
> > > >>>
> > > >>> ps. he was wearing this brilliant blue number last night, and
i 
> > > noticed the
> > > >>> perspiration dripped more off his left ear than his right...
> > > >>>
> > > >>> "Tari, Vince" wrote:
> > > >>>
> > > >>>> Oz workers, don't forget Rob will be on Denton tonight,
9.30pm on ABC.
> > > >>>>
> > > >>>> Non-Oz workers, there are dial up links so you can check it
out too. 
> > > There
> > > >>>> are also transcripts & video highlights posted on the website
after the
> > > >>>> event if you miss it.
> > > >>>>
> > > >>>> Cheers,
> > > >>>>
> > > >>>> Vince
> > > >>>>
> > > >>>> http://www.abc.net.au/enoughrope/
> > > >>>>
> > > >>>>>
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