Midnight Oil

[Powderworks] Oils survey

leftjab leftjab at well.com
Mon Aug 30 22:50:50 MDT 2004

>1.  what's your name?  Jonathan
>2.  where do you live?  Berkeley, California, United States
>3.  how old are you?  37
>4.  what do you do for a living?  energy regulatory attorney for the state 
>of California
>5.  what was the first song you heard by the Oils?  Power & the Passion 
>(also the video, on early 80's MTV, which was actually quite good)
>6.  how old were you when you heard it?  16
>7.  what are your two favorite albums, from one extreme to the other?
>      10 to 1 & RW
>8.  favorite energetic song?  Stand In Line or Only the Strong (can't choose)
>9.  favorite slow song?  Antarctica
>10.  what song(s) defines the Oils?  Blue Sky Mine
>11. what song is *least* characteristic of the Oils?   Outbreak of Love
>12.  Martin or Jim?  Jim's a genius, but Martin's underrated and I love 
>his live two-step too
>13.  what Oils song did you absolutely hate at first and now love?  i've 
>never absolutely hated anything they've done ...
>14.  did you buy any Oils releases totally on faith, without having heard 
>a single song before buying it?  yes - every album after the first one, 
>except for Breathe as I did hear Underwater on the radio pre-release (and 
>knew it was them immediately!) but of course I would've bought it anyway ...
>15.  do you play any instruments?  no
>16.  if you could go to any ONE place mentioned in an Oils song, where would
>you go?  the shores of Mandalay
>17.  have the Oils ever inspired you to take any direct action as part of 
>any environmental/social activist cause?  let's just put it this way, i 
>doubt i'd be regulating energy companies if it weren't for all my 
>influences, and they are one of the most important.
>18.  have you ever had any Oils-related dreams?  not that I can recall
>19.  Bones or Giffo?  what about Andrew James (the bass line in Stand in 
>Line is incredible!)  Giffo for pure bass playing, Bones for singing/stage 
>presence/sense of humor/geographical diversity.
>20.  what forgotten song deserves another spin?  Who Can Stand in the Way