Midnight Oil

[Powderworks] STOP

Gerald McDowell goat9@home.com
Mon, 17 Sep 2001 20:41:41 -0500

On Thursday 13 September 2001 19:41, you wrote:
> Andrew,
> It's a shame some people on this list just don't get it.  If you think
> Midnight Oil is just a rock band and that powderworks is just a list about
> a rock band then I feel really sorry for you.  MO continues to take a stand
> on important political issues, even now after it has long past been
> fashionable to do so in the music business.  I would go so far as to say,
> MO's continued political songs have cost them dearly in popularity and in
> their wallets. MO wants to change the world in some small way through music
> that teaches us about the rights of indigenous people, the dire state of
> the ww environment, and yes - the stupidity of hatred.  These topics belong
> on this list and should have equal importance to those on this list as the
> music does.  If you are looking for just a rock band and for a list just
> about that rock band, well then I would hazard a guess that 99.99% of the
> fans lists out there are exactly for you.  I hope that powderworks can rise
> as far above the average fan list as MO does above average rock bands.

Thanks for putting it so well.  MO is not just a band to me, they are more 
like activists who happen to be a (really great) band.