Midnight Oil

Midnight Oil

Subject: RE: [powderworks] It's time
From: "Jeff and Jane Scott" <jscott@iinet.net.au>
Date: 26/10/2014, 9:18 pm

I think my sister said that one of those Sydney shows she was at Bono rang Barry Humphries, in Dame Edna persona (so obviously arranged in advance).  It was a regular thing on that tour.



From: powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au [mailto:powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au]
Sent: Sunday, 26 October 2014 6:36 PM
To: powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au; 'Tom Spencer'
Subject: RE: [powderworks] It's time




Did he actually ring up the PM or did he pretend?


I recall seeing a U2 concert in Sydney in November, 1993 and BONO did the same thing.  He had a phone (no phone box) on stage and made a call during the show.  He rang a taxi company and asked for a ride home. The night before I was told he rang the Australian cricket captain, Allan Border.  AB thought it was BS and just hung up on him.  Not 100% on that one though.  On other parts of the U2 USA tour he rang the white house and asked for President BUSH…






From: powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au [mailto:powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au]
Sent: Sunday, 26 October 2014 4:20 PM
To: powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au; Bruce Cameron
Subject: Re: [powderworks] It's time



Re: telephone box - that's brilliant, Bruce!


Much as I love many other bands around the traps, none would have the wit to pretend to ring up a PM like that.



Brisbane, Aus.


On Friday, 24 October 2014, 16:51, "Bruce Cameron brucewcameron@yahoo.com [powderworks]" <powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au> wrote:



PG was never shy about mentioning the Aus PM at shows, but one particularly reference to Malcolm Fraser, in a particular live show from the early 80's, always seems to stand out for me.

When I saw them in 85 the stage had an old telephone box on it that PG used to call then PM, Bob Hawke, for a little chat.



On Oct 23, 2014, at 6:50 PM, "Patricia Daukantas planet_pat@hotmail.com [powderworks]" <powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au> wrote:


I clicked over to PG's website to see if he had posted any comments on Whitlam's death. PG hasn't (yet), but the "About" section says he's working on a memoir to be released in 2015! Apologies if this is old news.

Patty, back to lurking in Maryland

To: powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au
From: powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:00:14 -0700
Subject: [powderworks] It's time



Sad news (for those on the progressive side of Aus politics)


He scored at least one mention in Oils songs -


Gough was tough 'til he hit the rough,

Uncle Sam and John were quite enough.