Midnight Oil

Subject: Re: [powderworks] Facebook page
From: "Beth Curran" <bcurran@columbus.rr.com>
Date: 7/04/2017, 10:13 am
To: "Jane Remedio" <bunge91@hotmail.com>, <powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au>, "Endurance Dancer" <quiltybuckle@yahoo.com.au>

What you said, Jane.  Quite a few years ago I went to Seattle on business  and met a bunch of Workers for dinner � I relied on them for transport as I was actually in Carnation and had no car.  No way would I get into a car half a continent away from home with random tossers from Facebook.
Hope to see you all if I can get tix to Seattle (hope Roger still has that extra pair, cause they�re mine, all mine, if he does) � right now I have Vancouver, but I really want to see both shows.  Anyone up for a pre-show dinner and a trip to Archie McPhee?  Long way to drive from Ohio, but I�m a teacher now, and school doesn�t end till then. � Beth
Sent: Wednesday, April 05, 2017 2:32 AM
Subject: Re: [powderworks] Facebook page

There are differences between the two groups for sure. This group feels more like a niche group, filled with people who have extensive Oils knowledge,

people who have a lot of experience after going to multiple gigs over the years, and they are always quick to offer advice or help when asked. People you'd be proud to call friend. In fact, lots of long lasting friendships have been made on this list. I love this group and how it supports not only the Oils, but what the individual members are doing in their solo careers. I hope this group continues long into the future.



From: powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au <powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au> on behalf of Endurance Dancer quiltybuckle@yahoo.com.au [powderworks] <powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au>
Sent: Wednesday, 5 April 2017 2:40 PM
To: powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au; Chris Hurd
Cc: Miron Mizrahi; Chris
Subject: Re: [powderworks] Facebook page
I remember around 20 years ago Rob was being interviewed on the ABC by Denton, and Rob mentioned the Powderworks list. He said we talk about such topics as what kind of pick Jim uses. I thought that was funny.

When the band was in the wilderness over the past decade, I remember Jim once asked me if the Powderworks list was still going. He was amazed when I said it was.

"We will ride, ride, ride one more mile...Let's Ride!"

On Wednesday, 5 April 2017, 14:28, "Chris Hurd chris@dvinfo.net [powderworks]" <powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au> wrote:

PLEASE keep this list going, no matter what. 
You will see me post on the FB group from time to time but *this* is the original Powderworks and I'm glad to be on it still after all these years.
Starting to sound sentimental even though I'm not even drunk... yet.
On Tue, Apr 4, 2017 at 11:14 PM, Endurance Dancer quiltybuckle@yahoo.com.au [powderworks] <powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au> wrote:
Yeah, that's weird isn't it? That the Oils office comms is being put through FB instead of here now!
And that's the reason why I put the original question here. Im gonna start another thread on that topic.
"We will ride, ride, ride one more mile...Let's Ride!"

On Wednesday, 5 April 2017, 13:56, "Chris seeker42@gmail.com [powderworks]" <mailto:powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au> wrote:

The Facebook group is popular, so I have to recognise that it has some legitimacy in that respect.
However, it has no shared lineage with this page at all - it started as an awareness/petition group (something like "Powderworkers in support of Midnight Oil Reformation" and was renamed into a more general fan group after the band announced they would be reforming.
I'm quite annoyed that it's being treated as the "real" Powderworks, and Brett Beattie as the fan's representative to the Office. This list, though diminished, is the real deal, and members here have had a relationship with the Office for far longer than the Facebook group has existed.
In a conversation on FB, Brett claimed that the secret process was per requests from the Office. I'm sceptical, but they're talking to him and not to us, so how should we know?
On Wed, 5 Apr 2017 at 13:18 Miron Mizrahi mironmizrahi@yahoo.com [powderworks] <mailto:powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au> wrote:
no relationship.
I am admin here but not on FB.
I see no reason to close this list down. not everyone uses FB. plus, it can be tiresome trawling thru all the posts on FB

How could people get so unkind?

From: "Endurance Dancer quiltybuckle@yahoo.com.au [powderworks]" <mailto:powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au>
To: "mailto:powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au" <mailto:powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au>
Sent: Wednesday, April 5, 2017 1:23 PM
Subject: [powderworks] Facebook page
Hey comrades;

What is the relationship between this group and the FB page? Are there any admins from here who also mange the Powderworker page on Facey?

How many fans are now using FB instead of this list?

Are email forums like this an outdated discussion platform? Is email in itself dead in the water?

It seems the discussion on FB is very vibrant and robust, and is reaching out to more ppl.
I remember logging into this group in the 90s when email was a novelty.
"We will ride, ride, ride one more mile...Let's Ride!"


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