Midnight Oil

[Powderworks] 10 years already! Clayoquot Sound Protest

curtis carter arcticbstrd@netscape.net
Tue, 12 Aug 2003 19:07:39 -0400

Did you see them on that tour????  Maybe it was just their Toronto 
performance, but it was rather subpar..granted i wouldn't ask for my 
money back after a full day's festivities and good roster of bands for 
under $35.  I might have liked them better had what'shisface -Gord 
Downie.. not done the same "Oh my god, this is too trippy, I'm going 
insane" rant 2 nights in a row!  it was so lame i lost all respect for 
them as a live performance...that and they never bothered to change 
their setlist..what's with that?  So, take some water and deal with that 
cough.  I was a fan of their earlier stuff and liked fully 
completely...but i judge a band on their live performance...although i 
have to say that i rather sheepishly pretended to be a big hip fan when 
Martin was telling me how great their Music at work album was at their 
secret Real Thing gig in July 2000 - Thanks again for that Krusty.


dschultz29@hotmail.com wrote:

> *Cough!*
> "The hip sucked on that tour..."
> Now, I'm not a slavish fan, they've gone way down Trouble at the 
> Henhouse, but pray tell, how do you figure the Hip sucked on the first 
> ARA tour? Cuz even today they are a force to be reckoned with live, 
> and certainly with Fully Completely they were right at the peak of 
> their recorded glory and had a ton of live energy.
> Were you never a fan to begin with? I just have to know...
> Cheers,
> Dave
>> From: curtis carter <arcticbstrd@netscape.net>
>> To: jasmith@cim.mcgill.ca
>> CC: Powderworks <powderworks@cs.colorado.edu>
>> Subject: Re: [Powderworks] 10 years already! Clayoquot Sound Protest
>> Date: Sat, 09 Aug 2003 12:19:53 -0400
>> hey james...if you want to get technical, the 10 year anniversary was 
>> a few weeks ago.  They did the show before the Another Roadside 
>> Attraction tour kicked off which is why it made it a bit more special 
>> that the Oils interrupted their family vacation and did that show.  I 
>> think it occurred near the end of their 3 week vacation.  That was a 
>> cool tour, and the SARS-stock music festival last week reminded me of 
>> the only music festival I went to...the Hip sucked on that tour but i 
>> have to give them credit for putting the whole event together.
>> jasmith@cim.mcgill.ca wrote:
>>> Howdy, folks,
>>> So I got to hear some live Oils on the CBC radio this morning.  It 
>>> turns
>>> out that this weekend is the ten year anniversary of the protests at
>>> Clayoquot Sound in British Columbia, Canada.  So the CBC was 
>>> broadcasting
>>> a story about the event, the reunion this weekend and the continuing
>>> logging (by Interfor) there.
>>> Anywho, it was pretty cool to hear a live clip of "Beds" (the Oils were
>>> touring Canada at the time and decided to stop by and support the
>>> protestors; the "Land" single was recorded around the same time... in
>>> Calgary, if I remember correctly).  The sound quality wasn't great, but
>>> I'm not complaining!
>>> If you're interested in finding out more about Clayoquot, check out the
>>> following pages:
>>> * Map, etc. of the Sound: http://web.uvic.ca/clayoquot/home.html
>>> * http://www.clayoquotbiosphere.org/
>>> * Peter Garrett at the protest: 
>>> http://www.bcgreen.com/~samuel/clayoquot/pics/mocsdemo.jpg
>>> * Another shot of Peter: 
>>> http://www.bcgreen.com/~samuel/clayoquot/pics/mocstalk.jpg
>>> * Sarah McLachlan (1): 
>>> http://www.bcgreen.com/~samuel/clayoquot/pics/sarah1.jpg
>>> * Sarah (2): http://www.bcgreen.com/~samuel/clayoquot/pics/sarah2.jpg
>>> * A clearcut on the Clayoquot shoreline: 
>>> http://www.bcgreen.com/~samuel/clayoquot/pics/shorecut.jpg
>>> * More photos: http://www.bcgreen.com/~samuel/clayoquot.html
>>> -James
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