Midnight Oil

[Powderworks] Seeking Oilish Music With A Conscience

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  Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, U2, REM, Hothouse Flowers,
  Yothu Yindi, The Who (a little abstract Pete's ideas might be),
  Paul Kelly, Warumpi Band, Kate Bush (the songs Breathing and
  Army Dreamers from her 'Never For Ever' album. Breathing deals
  with how a unborn child would feel the effects of a nuclear blast
  (from the eyes of the unborn child!) and 'Army Dreamers ' is about
  sending children off to war).

>From: Bruce Robertson <the_oil_fish@yahoo.ca>
>To: powderworks@cs.colorado.edu
>Subject: [Powderworks] Seeking Oilish Music With A Conscience
>Date: Fri, 5 Sep 2003 12:11:14 -0400 (EDT)
>Greetings Fellow Workers,
>I have a favour to ask all of you. The oil fish is back in school and 
>working on another Oily project. This time it will be a website that will 
>feature music, lyrics and images that get at concepts from our social 
>studies curriculum. My hope is to get 12-15 year olds thinking differently 
>about things, and have a bit of fun in the process. If any of you have the 
>time, could you post your recommendations of bands whose music deals with 
>any of the following ideas/issues?
>environmental and eco- intelligence or lack thereof
>industrialization, urbanization
>economics - capitalism, centrally planned, pros and cons, etc...
>war and peace
>social justice
>technology and change
>human rights
>political exploitation
>imperialism, globalization
>It would be most excellent if you would be so kind as to include specific 
>records/songs with the name of the band.
>Obviously the Oils have most of this stuff covered, but I need to offer a 
>bit of variety, otherwise I could just refer all the kids to the Oils via 
>Maurice's wonderful Deadheart site - which I usually do anyway!
>This is part of my exit project at grad school - a kind of interactive and 
>practice-based assignment instead of a thesis - so if any of you have the 
>time to post suggestions, I would be very grateful.
>Thanks to all and cheers eh!
>bruce in calgary
>"We sure need the Stone Age in the coming century" ~ R Hirst
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