Midnight Oil

[Powderworks] 7:30 Report

Jeff and Jane Scott jscott at iinet.net.au
Thu Oct 14 06:39:34 MDT 2004

When someone said Pete was going to be on the 7:30 Report tonight, I
didn't think they meant he would be the entire show!

But it turned out to be a in-depth 30 minute examination of his
political campaign, and I wish now that I'd taped it!

It included some footage of the Byron Bay on-stage performance with Rob
(basically we saw the first verse of "My Country" and the last few
seconds of "Progress" - I'd like to see/hear the full version of
"Progress" in particular, as it would be an interesting thing done
acoustically).  There was also a bit of Rob and Paul Greene doing
"Secret World".

The other thing that really struck me was a bit where Pete was out and
about with Mark Latham (Labor Party leader for those not in Oz).  If you
didn't know who was who, and were asked to pick which was the
experienced party leader and which was the newby with the "L" plates on,
you'd get them the wrong way around.  Garrett just dominates any group
of people (I don't mean that in a negative way), and it was Latham who
was talking inane rubbish as though he felt like he had to say something
but couldn't think of anything to say.

I'm putting money on now that Peter Garrett will be leading the Labor
Party in the 2010 election, if not the 2007 one.