Midnight Oil

[Fwd: [Powderworks] Scary?]

Beth Curran bcurran@columbus.rr.com
Thu, 8 May 2003 18:38:12 -0400


Whoa, yeah, I completely forgot about the earlier Lollies - I don't even
connect them mentally any more with the current ones.  So I stand
corrected, so far as the earlier ones are concerned - Beth

-----Original Message-----
From: powderworks-admin@cs.colorado.edu
[mailto:powderworks-admin@cs.colorado.edu] On Behalf Of nina
Sent: Thursday, May 08, 2003 8:35 AM
To: Beth Curran; bmounier@sympatico.ca; powderworks@cs.colorado.edu
Subject: Re: [Fwd: [Powderworks] Scary?]

i agree with everything except for #3. i went to the first (and in my
opinion, the best) lollapalooza in '91 and it was one of the best shows
i've
ever been to! other than adding midnight oil to the list, you can't beat
a
line-up that includes jane's addiction, nine inch nails, henry rollins,
souxie and the banshees, and etc! granted, the later line-ups were
pretty
weak, but it started off great!

so, there are lollapalooza fans who are intelligent and drool-free!

nina



on 5/7/03 6:36 PM, Beth Curran at bcurran@columbus.rr.com wrote:

> 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
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: powderworks-admin@cs.colorado.edu
> [mailto:powderworks-admin@cs.colorado.edu] On Behalf Of
> bmounier@sympatico.ca
> Sent: Wednesday, May 07, 2003 9:37 AM
> To: powderworks@cs.colorado.edu
> 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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