Midnight Oil

Subject: RE: Mona Vale Sunday 11 November
From: "Chris Frost" <chris.frost@risqgroup.com>
Date: 13/11/2007, 7:46 am

Hi All,
A very quick run down. The group consisted of Jim Rob and Martin as well as DC on bass (DC plays with Rob in the Ghostwriters). They started with Dick Dale's Missirlou then two more surf songs (I assumed they were covers). They then played When the Generals Talk in the style that the Ghostwriters have been playing it of late. Followed by Wedding Cake Island and ending with Truganini.
Rob took vocal duties, missed a few lines in Truganini but did a great job. All the guys played with great energy and created a great vibe in the room. Everyone wanted more but because the night was running late, and I assume they hadn't rehearsed more songs, that was it.

From: powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au [mailto:powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au] On Behalf Of James Warren
Sent: Monday, 12 November 2007 6:03 PM
To: powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au
Subject: Re: [powderworks] Mona Vale Sunday 11 November

That settles it. 3 out of 5 is a quorum, and Rob, Martin, and Jim need to continue as Midnight Oil. They've got the songs and apparently someone to sing them. And if they don't have 20 pre-existing songs that someone besides Garrett can sing, then they can fill their future concerts with their new material. I'd be as feverishly excited to go see such a Midnight Oil show as I used to be for classic Oils. I'm happy for Garrett's evolution into a new career, and I now realize that parallel to this, there is no reason the Oils can't continue.

Of course, it's not really my decision. But if there were some way for the band members to know that at least one hard core fan would still consider Midnight Oil legit, then there you go.

So who did sing Truganini anyway?

-----Original Message-----
From: jebhod_1
Sent: Nov 11, 2007 8:10 PM
To: powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au
Subject: [powderworks] Mona Vale Sunday 11 November

Sorry to everyone that couldn't attend but you really did miss a
fabulous gig, Rob, Martin, Jim and DC brought the house down and could
have played for the whole night. I will post some photos over the next
couple of days.

Cheers Jillian