Midnight Oil

[Powderworks] OT you had/have it coming america

Margaret Benzer benzer@mail.mc.maricopa.edu
Wed, 14 Aug 2002 08:20:03 -0700

Okay, I have had a couple of days to think about my response to this whole
debate and here it comes.

Scott, please clean up your language or YOU should be off this list.  I can't
believe that some people have to resort to such language to get their "point"
across.  Get out a thesaurus and learn some new words.  It's a book by the way,
not a dinosaur.

Tim, I agree with you.  I joined this list to discuss Midnight Oil.  But a
couple of years ago, this list came to comfort me when I was distressed by the
death of a young neighbor.  I can't believe how far this list has denigrated
into name-calling and country-bashing.  I have gotten some great CDs and videos
which I have also passed on.  It is a great community, but as with any group,
there are trolls and nitwits.  Unfortunately, this debate has brought a lot of
them out.

And for everyone else:  Lighten up!!  Midnight Oil is one of the best, if not
THE best, bands around.  What would they think about this kind of
name-calling?  Think about it.  Do any of you think they would be pleased with
us calling each other obscenities, saying "good riddance" to long-time fans?
Powderworks has been my favorite group that I am a part of.  Seeing how it has
fallen apart in the past few days has really hurt me.  Don't let this group
fall apart with in-fighting.  We can all have our differences in opinion, but
we don't need to tear each other's beliefs apart.

Now let's join hands and sing a few verses of "Kum Ba Yah".  If you don't know
the words, I can forward them to you. ;-)