Midnight Oil

[Powderworks] Reasons and reactions

James Warren jimcwarren@earthlink.net
Sat, 02 Nov 2002 19:02:03 -0800

on 11/2/02 2:45 AM, Jeff & Louise at jefflou@bigpond.com wrote:

> It seems like it was worth writing, and dispite the disappointment that goes
> with the Oils not touring Europe at present, the good thing that comes out
> of this is that the role and rights of the 'fan' are put in perspective.
> If the Oils had been guided by their fans, they wouldn't have survived this
> long or produced the breath of albums they have to date.
> There are so many different scenarios that could have caused this
> cancellation. What caused the cancellation is not necessarily ours to know,
> which avoids apportionment of blame on individuals, events etc.
> The fact of the matter is that the Oils have made a decision not to go ahead
> with the tour at present.
> Let's respect that the decision is theirs to make, and that they will
> hopefully see the Euroworkers soon.
> Jeff M (Melbourne)

I pretty much agree.  I don't think it is worth the effort to get mad over
this cancellation.  Disappointment is obviously a natural reaction.

It appears that everyone is being refunded.  Also, I think that after all of
the good will the band has shown toward fans over the decades, they
definitely deserve the presumption that their hearts are in the right place.

So, since people are being refunded, and the bandmembers are not our
personal friends, we are not entitled to an explanation.  We should not be
demanding one.