Midnight Oil

[Powderworks] questionnaire

tfrommer at mindspring.com tfrommer at mindspring.com
Mon Aug 30 11:09:21 MDT 2004

1.  what's your name?  Tim
2.  where do you live?  San Francisco, California
3.  how old are you?  35
4.  what do you do for a living?  marketing manager for a publishing company
5.  what was the first song you heard by the Oils?  "Outside World" (a
guy in my dorm at prep school gave me a tape with "10 -->1" on one 
side and U2's "Boy" on the other. Not a bad intro to both.)
6.  how old were you when you heard it?  14
7.  what are your two favorite albums, from one extreme to the other?
not sure what one extreme to the other means, but ESM and Diesel
8.  favorite energetic song? "Best of Both Worlds" 
9.  favorite slow song?  "One Country"
10.  what song(s) defines the Oils?  "My Country" "Put Down That 
Weapon" "Dead Heart"
11. what song is *least* characteristic of the Oils? "Bakerman"
12.  Martin or Jim?  unfair!
13.  what Oils song did you absolutely hate at first and now love? most of RW. Still
don't entirely "get it," but I like more of the songs than I first did.
14.  did you buy any Oils releases totally on faith, without having heard a
single song before buying it?  Basically every one except "10 -->1."
15.  do you play any instruments?  Crappy guitar player
16.  if you could go to any ONE place mentioned in an Oils song, where would
you go? Warakurna
17.  have the Oils ever inspired you to take any direct action as part of
any environmental/social activist cause? I don't think so, I've long acted on my
convictions. They have offered moral support of sort, reminding the importance of
taking the harder road at times. They did inspire my trip to Oz. 
18.  have you ever had any Oils-related dreams?  no
19.  Bones or Giffo? Bones
20.  what forgotten song deserves another spin?  "Tone Poem"