Midnight Oil

[Powderworks] Former Oils frontman hits the notes on campaign trail

Dan Brunner dmanwi at yahoo.com
Fri Sep 3 07:52:57 MDT 2004

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--- Nathan Arrowsmith <nathan at nathanarrowsmith.com>

> Former Oils frontman hits the notes on campaign
> trail
> The federal Labor Party's election campaign hit a
> new note last night in 
> the marginal seat of Richmond on the New South Wales
> north coast.
> Last night, Labor candidate for the Sydney seat of
> Kingsford Smith Peter 
> Garrett hit the federal campaign trail at a pub in
> Byron Bay.
> A margin of just 1.7 per cent separates Government
> Minister, the 
> National Party's Larry Anthony from Labor candidate
> Justine Elliot.
> The crowd got more than they bargained for when the
> former Midnight Oil 
> frontman hung up his suit, picked up the microphone
> and performed live.
> Mr Garrett says it was just about old friends
> catching up.
> "Look it was just an opportunity because Rob Hirst
> who was the drummer 
> in the Oils was here with his colleague, and they
> said look why don't 
> you come up and do just a couple of songs for fun,"
> he said.
> Whether or not political mileage was made, the crowd
> was clearly pleased 
> to have the Oils back again, at least for a moment.
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Dan Brunner
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