Midnight Oil

Subject: Re: [powderworks] Meeting PG last night
From: Dan Brunner
Date: 6/05/2011, 11:08 pm
To: powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au

Thats' so cool Miron.  Glad you had a few minutes to talk to him too.

--- On Thu, 5/5/11, Miron Mizrahi <mironmizrahi@yahoo.com> wrote:

From: Miron Mizrahi <mironmizrahi@yahoo.com>
Subject: [powderworks] Meeting PG last night
To: "powderworks" <powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au>
Date: Thursday, May 5, 2011, 6:22 PM


last night I went to a launch/screening of a movie about a choir teacher. my
daughter was in the movie and also performed before the actual screening. the
event was attended by the Minister of Education (one of them at least), aka
Peter Garrett

he gave a short speech and said that he probably got into music because he
started singing in a choir

at the end, all involved came on stage and starting taking picture. Garrett had
his picture taken with my daughter's choir, so i jumped on stage and started
snapping. i then told her (which he heard since she was standing right next to
him) "you see the irony in this? I am the die hard Oils fan and you are the one
on stage with Peter Garrett.". she then told him the story of me jumping on
stage at the Warfield to snatch a couple of drum sticks. he said "oh, one of
those, eh?". anyway ... I had come with a book and asked for his autograph. I
was kinda apologetic because I didn't know how he feels about being dragged back

into his previous career but he was very personable. he signed "beds are
burning" and was more than happy to have a pic taken too. we chatted about their

reunion gigs in 2009 and sound relief. he said that them playing US Forces (for
those who remember, he came out with a beer and said "should we play US forces?
ok, let's do it") was not rehearsed but that he wasn't totally sure and joked
about having to go back and check the set list. I told him that what struck me
was the apparent great fun they were having on stage and he said they were great
gigs. while they had not rehearsed everyone was just on. all in all he was very
nice to talk to

pics here -


How could people get so unkind?