Midnight Oil

[Powderworks] Bullroarer

Jane R bunge91@hotmail.com
Sat, 01 Jun 2002 11:58:33 +1000

It's actually no surprise to me that Rob has said that it is not a real 
Bullroarer. Have any workers tried to use one?!!! They are hard to get a 
sound out of and in particular a consistant sound that we hear on the 
begining and ending of Bullroarer.

Jane :-)

>From: Kate Adams <kate@dnki.net>
>To: powderworks@cs.colorado.edu
>Subject: Re: [Powderworks] Bullroarer
>Date: Fri, 31 May 2002 18:19:05 -0400
>I seem to remember an interview where Rob Hirst makes it abundantly clear 
>that the whirring sound that starts that song is NOT a real bullroarer but 
>a schoolboy copy of one ... a ruler at the end of a piece of rope.
>A true bullroarer is apparently a very sacred instrument ... and the Oils 
>respected that.
>At 08:15 PM 5/31/02 +0000, Stephen Scott wrote:
>>Hi there,
>>The bull-roarer makes a humming or whirring sound when spun around 
>>rapidly. Aboriginal men used these as a signal to the women and children 
>>to keep away from their secret ceremonies.
>>If you listen to the start of the song, the noise before the guitars kick 
>>in is a bullroarer. Also, if you watch that classic (?) old 80's comedy, 
>>Crocodile Dundee, you will see him using one to signal someone. It is 
>>basically a piece of wood on the end of a long piece of string, which you 
>>twirl around your head. It makes different sounds depending on how fast 
>>you twirl it.
>>See ya
>>"This is a mad house...you'll be lucky to make it till Tuesday"
>>>From: Mitchega@aol.com
>>>To: powderworks@cs.colorado.edu
>>>Subject: Re: [Powderworks] "HAND" logo t-shirts?
>>>Date: Fri, 31 May 2002 13:12:02 -0400
>>>I know that Bullroarer is a great Oils song but besides that I now little 
>>>more about the term bullroarer.  Can someone please give those of us 
>>>Yanks who wouldn't know a bulroarer if it fell on us a little education.  
>>>Thanks much.  Art
>>>In a message dated Thu, 30 May 2002  2:59:23 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
>>>"David Vaillancourt" <davev@hotmail.com> writes:
>>> >Any know where to get a t-shirt (XXL) with the "HAND" logo? preferably 
>>> >one on the amp cases the says "Midnight Oil   SYDNEY"  way cool...
>>> >Also, channel-surfing the other night, heard what sounded like a 
>>> >and stopped to watch- sure enuf, it was Crocodile Dundee II with Mick 
>>> >swinging a bullroarer!
>>> >
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>Kate Adams
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>Department of Work Environment
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