Midnight Oil

Subject: Re: [powderworks] Digest Number 2856
From: Stuart Tangye
Date: 4/12/2018, 5:04 pm
To: "powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au" <powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au>, "Gary Badger" <garybadger@gmail.com>

well said Gary. Couldn’t agree more. I am continuously surprised at how much people can whinge. Even about what is basically good news!

Where were all those people in 2001/02 when the band was not necessarily selling out 1000 people venues eg the Metro in Sydney and Newtown theatre in Newtown. 

Some shows are better than no shows. And while I was thrilled to hear the news in Feb 2017 of the Great Circle tour and was lucky enough to see 5 shows (including Selina’s and New York), I’m really looking forward to some new material. Hopefully. 

In the meantime get along to see eg the Family Dog. You won’t be disappointed. 

Back to the background now. 


Prof Stuart Tangye | Head, Immunology Division
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Garvan Institute of Medical Research
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On 4 Dec 2018, at 14:50, Gary Badger garybadger@gmail.com [powderworks] <powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au> wrote:


I’m really pleased to see the positivity (or at least an absence of negativity) here on this list. 

As soon as I saw the latest news from the band I also saw a whole bunch of corresponding gripes on Facebook whining about the things the Oils are not doing. Eg why no shows in my neck of the woods, etc, etc. Sheesh!

Just a couple of short years ago, a Midnight Oil wishlist probably looked like this:
1. Reformation- done!
2. World tour- done!
3. Box set full of rarities- done!
4. DVD, CD, Blu-ray of concert from world tour- done!
5. New merchandise- done!
6. Additional European tour (effectively providing confirmation that Midnight Oil remains a going concern)- done!

Hard to believe some people (on Facebook, not here) still seem to feel a sense of entitlement. 

Though I will say this... if the band were to write new material and release a new album, the circumstances to allow that would probably look a lot like the published agenda for 2019. 😃


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On 4 Dec 2018, at 4:18 pm, 'Powderlurker .' powderlurker@hotmail.com [powderworks] <powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au> wrote:


OK, Rob, if you get that happening, can I reserve a spot at the front with the esky? (full of darwin stubbies, as it happens!)... next to the TV so I can surf the esky if I need to...

From: Rob Hanks <robhanks@bigpond.net.au>
Sent: Tuesday, 4 December 2018 3:42 PM
To: powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au; Powderlurker .
Subject: Re: [powderworks] Digest Number 2856
I’m sure you’re right… warm ups, or after or both…
And yes I think they’ve been pretty clear they’d want new music to play and not just a further greatest hits tour…
The Festival run picks up a few areas they cancelled last year…

We live in hope of some Sydney and Newcastle action at my place!!


Rob Hanks


“the real world is not as calm as it appears to be from here” Hirst/Moginie
“if you want to change a society you have to tell an alternative story” Ivan Illich
“the revolution is just a t-shirt away” Billy Bragg

On 4 Dec 2018, at 3:20 pm, 'Powderlurker .' powderlurker@hotmail.com [powderworks] <powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au> wrote:

Nope.... but I see that they're going back on tour for europe / festivals in June & July.

Now that the market's been warmed up with the Domain / Armistice DVD (gosh.... and BluRay!), watch out for a new album for them to be touring on.... I'm betting that they'll be getting a few shows in OZ, juicing the market for a christmas album release...

Anyone keen to put a Darwin Stubbie on it??  😝

From: powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au <powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au>
Sent: Saturday, 1 December 2018 8:42 PM
To: powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au
Subject: [powderworks] Digest Number 2856

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Digest #2856


Sat Dec 1, 2018 3:42 pm (EST) . Posted by:

"Rob Hanks" robhanks@bigpond.net.au

Hey Folks,
I’m assuming everyone knows something about the invitation to make sure your on the Oils Emailing list for news next week…


Rob Hanks


“the real world is not as calm as it appears to be from here” Hirst/Moginie
“if you want to change a society you have to tell an alternative story” Ivan Illich
“the revolution is just a t-shirt away” Billy Bragg

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