Midnight Oil

[Powderworks] Oils survey

Alister Thomas a_thomas at bigpond.net.au
Sun Aug 29 22:08:39 MDT 2004

1.  what's your name?  Alister
2.  where do you live?  Melbourne, Australia
3.  how old are you?  28
4.  what do you do for a living?  Personal care attendant - disability + 
Uni student (disability/Social Work)
5.  what was the first song you heard by the Oils? Beds are burning
6.  how old were you when you heard it? 12
7.  what are your two favorite albums, from one extreme to the other? Head 
Injuries & Red sails...
8.  favorite energetic song?  Sometimes
9.  favorite slow song?  Bedlam Bridge
10.  what song(s) defines the Oils? Brave faces (live!!!)
11. what song is *least* characteristic of the Oils? Nothing lost, nothing 
12.  Martin or Jim?  Not fussed
13.  what Oils song did you absolutely hate at first and now love? Written 
in the heart
14.  did you buy any Oils releases totally on faith, without having heard a 
single song before buying it?  Yep - all of them except Diesel& Dust and 
Blue Sky Mining
15.  do you play any instruments?  Nope (no musical abilities whatsoever - 
have already tried piano and guitar :)
16.  if you could go to any ONE place mentioned in an Oils song, where 
would you go? Burma
17.  have the Oils ever inspired you to take any direct action as part of 
any environmental/social activist cause? Have become a devout unionist :))
18.  have you ever had any Oils-related dreams?  Not off the top of my head
19.  Bones or Giffo? Not sure :\
20.  what forgotten song deserves another spin? Hercules