Midnight Oil

[Powderworks] letter to Rolling Stone magazine about the Oils

rick rickysan@speedlink.com.au
Wed, 15 Jan 2003 02:41:59 +1100

           Well said.

     I was thinking Australian Rolling Stone might do a 10 page spread with
a journalist think piece of the impact of the oils on OZ music,snippets of
old articles,reprinting the reviews of their albums and comments from some
other Australian bands on what sort of influence the Oils were on them.

          I'M NOT JOKING!!That's really what i thought.

      I'm not sure if i'm naive,igorant,dumb or all 3.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Heidi Shenk" <nedkellytheking@hotmail.com>
To: <letters@rollingstone.com>
Cc: <powderworks@cs.colorado.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, January 14, 2003 10:13 AM
Subject: [Powderworks] letter to Rolling Stone magazine about the Oils

> I was very disappointed in your lack of coverage on the recent break up of
> Midnight Oil in your latest issue.  I feel that such a prominent band as
> Oils deserved much more credit than two sentences after fourteen albums
> twenty five years of great music.  Sadly enough, it seemed as though your
> only effort to cover the break up was to go to the band's website and read
> the same information that all of Midnight Oil's fans have already read.  I
> feel that if you really want to be considered a music magazine in the eyes
> of your readers, there must be an effort made to cover the stories that
> really count.  Midnight Oil was one of the most prominent Australian bands
> around.  They have also made a huge impact on many people, including
> through their messages in and out of the musical spectrum.  To let this go
> ignored is entirely distasteful amongst many huge music fans.
> Heidi Shenk
> Syracuse, NY
> _________________________________________________________________
> MSN 8 with e-mail virus protection service: 2 months FREE*
> http://join.msn.com/?page=features/virus
> _______________________________________________
> Powderworks mailing list
> Powderworks@cs.colorado.edu
> http://www.cs.colorado.edu/mailman/listinfo/powderworks