Midnight Oil

[Powderworks] Oils survey - Antarctica

Matthew Cowdery mcowd at mars.ocs.mq.edu.au
Tue Aug 31 20:45:45 MDT 2004

Hi everyone,

I've noticed a lot of people have listed Antarctica as somewhere they would
love to go.

I had the very good fortune to be able to go down there for 4 weeks in
1998-99 summer.

If anyone is interested I can scan some of my photos and email them to


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jeff and Jane Scott" <jscott at iinet.net.au>
To: <powderworks at cs-lists.cs.colorado.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, September 01, 2004 12:36 PM
Subject: [Powderworks] Oils survey

> Oh all right then.
>  1.  what's your name?  Jeff
>  2.  where do you live?  Perth, Western Australia
>  3.  how old are you?  33
>  4.  what do you do for a living?  Cop
>  5.  what was the first song you heard by the Oils?  When The Generals
> Talk
>  6.  how old were you when you heard it?  13
>  7.  what are your two favorite albums, from one extreme to the other?
> Red Sails, Capricornia
>  8.  favorite energetic song?  My Country
>  9.  favorite slow song?  River Runs Red
>  10.  what song(s) defines the Oils?  River Runs Red
>  11. what song is *least* characteristic of the Oils? Poets And Slaves
>  12.  Martin or Jim?  Like Laurel and Hardy, Abbott and Costello, baked
> beans and farting, can't have one without the other.
>  13.  what Oils song did you absolutely hate at first and now love? When
> The Generals Talk
>  14.  did you buy any Oils releases totally on faith, without having
> heard a single song before buying it?  Most of them.
>  15.  do you play any instruments?  Guitar, a bit of keyboards and
> currently learning the ol' harmonica
>  16.  if you could go to any ONE place mentioned in an Oils song, where
> would you go? Antarctica
>  17.  have the Oils ever inspired you to take any direct action as part
> of any environmental/social activist cause?  I stuck the "Save Ningaloo"
> sticker Pete gave me on the back of my car.
>  18.  have you ever had any Oils-related dreams?  I've played onstage
> with the band on many occasions
>  19.  Bones or Giffo?  It took about 15 years, but I have finally
> accepted that Bones has taken Giffo's place
>  20.  what forgotten song deserves another spin?  Bells And Horns In The
> Back Of Beyond
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