Midnight Oil

[Powderworks] Oils survey

Beth Curran bcurran at columbus.rr.com
Mon Aug 30 20:10:47 MDT 2004

> 1.  what's your name? Beth
> 2.  where do you live?  Ohio, USA
> 3.  how old are you?  45, twice Heidi's age, *sob*
> 4.  what do you do for a living?  stressed-out mid-level technical manager
of a food chemistry quality assurance lab
> 5.  what was the first song you heard by the Oils?  P&P
> 6.  how old were you when you heard it?  not sure, maybe 24
> 7.  what are your two favorite albums, from one extreme to the other?
> Love ESM, almost never listen to Breathe, though there are a few songs on
there I like
> 8.  favorite energetic song?  Dreamworld
> 9.  favorite slow song?  Antarctica  ;^D (I promise not to bring that up
> 10.  what song(s) defines the Oils?  oh, it's gotta be Sometimes
> 11. what song is *least* characteristic of the Oils? Barest Degree, with
its cold, unfeeling god
> 12.  Martin or Jim?  Jim, if only for the noodling in Helps Me Helps You
> 13.  what Oils song did you absolutely hate at first and now love?
> 14.  did you buy any Oils releases totally on faith, without having heard
> single song before buying it?  Damn near all but BSM, Diesel & 10 - 1 due
to appalling lack of airplay
> 15.  do you play any instruments?  used to play guitar, but that was many
and many a year ago in the kingdom by the sea
> 16.  if you could go to any ONE place mentioned in an Oils song, where
> you go? Warburton - I wanna see those stars!
> 17.  have the Oils ever inspired you to take any direct action as part of
> any environmental/social activist cause?  The big influence is that my
kids want to know what the lyrics mean, so that has initiated a lot of
discussions you don't normally have at so young an age.  Kids will really
cause you to walk the walk
> 18.  have you ever had any Oils-related dreams?  Not so far as I recall
> 19.  Bones or Giffo?  Bones, no question.
> 20.  what forgotten song deserves another spin?  Now or Never Land>