Midnight Oil

[Powderworks] Oils personal details... PG a veggoe?...Shhhh...

Kiri W screaminblue88@hotmail.com
Mon, 08 Apr 2002 17:43:25 +0000

Hi All,

Just my two cents on this really funny thread. This one is almost as good as 
the golf one!

I don't believe that any Oil's "personal" info that has been posted or 
inquired about on this list is not already public knowledge anyway.

In a television interview, PG stated that he was a vegetarian but has been 
known to eat a crustacean or two! Wow, too personal for me! Now, just 
imagine what could happen if this info got into the wrong hands huh?

Birthdates and marital status have been mentioned in print interviews, and 
are a matter of public record as well. BTW, for anyone that is interested, 
PG was married in 1986 and has 3 daughters. From a PG interview printed in a 
large Aussie newspaper in the year 2000.

You are right Maurice in your statement:
"I've been on the list a while, and in the past there was a general 
consensus that the band's private life should remain private."
I don't think p'workers on the list feel any differently now.
I have been on the list for a long time as well, and have never seen any 
info published (even from those that have inside info)that the band hasn't 
themselves divulged in an interview.

I think that many people are curious about the "famous" and the curiosity on 
this list is pretty benign. More pointedly, people are interested in those 
that they admire and look up to. There is nothing wrong with that.

So guys, why not chill out, enjoy the band and their music and let others 
enjoy the fact that maybe one of the guys shares the same birth date as 


>From: "Maurice R. Kelly" <mkelly@deadheart.org.uk>
>To: "fish_oil@space.com" <fish_oil@space.com>
>CC: "powderworks@cs.colorado.edu" <powderworks@cs.colorado.edu>
>Subject: Re: [Powderworks] Oils personal details
>Date: Mon, 8 Apr 2002 10:08:59 +0100 (BST)
>On Apr 7, fish_oil@space.com wrote:
> > On Sat, 06 April 2002, "Geordie McMillan" wrote
> >
> > >
> > > I don't mean to sound like a complete prick but...why
> > does there seem to be
> > > a recurring theme on this list about the personal
> > lives of the band?
> >
> > I'll forgive you, as long as you weren't pouting with
> > hands on hips when you frothed this post out. Of course
> > I (and others) are interested in WHO the oils are -
> > exactly what is your problem with that? Some  kind of
> > mythological sense of personal privacy? Or are you the
> > self appointed single handed saviour of the bands'
> > personal space? Can you tell I really didn't like your
> > tone?
>I have to agree with Geordie. There have been a lot of requests for
>personal information about the band of late.  It should be of no relevance 
>to us
>when the birthday of the band is, whether they are married, and how many
>kids they have.
>I think the fact that such personal information is already hard to come by
>should suggest that it should remain private.
>I also don't like to see the information being circulated on mailing lists
>which are archived - the is the potential for mis-information to be picked
>up by journalists, etc., or for a band with political views like the Oils,
>there could be the potential for the info being used in a harmful way -
>call me paranoid, but I'd rather be safe than sorry.
>And I'm not some "self appointed single handed saviour of the bands'
>personal space?" I just think that unless the band members come out and
>openly tell us lots of personal info in an interview, we should probably
>not bother to discuss it.
> > But being one that's asked about the bands'
> > personal lives and spiritual beliefs in an effort to
> > make sense of who, what and why the Oils are, I felt
> > compelled to respond.
>Sorry, but I'm of the belief that you don't need to know anything about
>the bands' personal lives and spiritual beliefs in order to make sense of
>"who, what and why the Oils are" - in general the music and the words and
>the openly voiced opinions should probably be enough.
>Maurice R. Kelly
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