Midnight Oil

[Powderworks] Rush, Oils, whatever........

James Warren jimcwarren at earthlink.net
Sat Sep 4 14:19:14 MDT 2004

The band doesn't need to stop the Rush show from using the song. If some listener to Rush's show were somehow turned onto the Oils by it, then perhaps in hearing more of the Oils, this person would get some exposure to some truth in the world. If they then still choose to live with blinders on, then so be it. Still, some good will have been done.

-----Original Message-----
From: leftjab <leftjab at well.com>
Sent: Sep 4, 2004 1:06 PM
To: eel bonjack <scissormansnip at yahoo.com>, powderworks at cs-lists.cs.colorado.edu
Subject: Re: [Powderworks] Rush, Oils, whatever........

Bruce Springsteen stopped the Reagan campaign from using Born in the U.S.A. 
during the '84 election (not that it affected the outcome).  I think it 
would be quite appropriate for the Oils either to see if Rush's 
organization is either abusing the copyright, or if they are not, either 
publicly asking him to stop using it/shaming him not to use it and 
pressuring their publishing company not to sell it to Rush.

I'm sure Rush has no problem with Pine Gap (a U.S.-sponsored nuclear 
installation in Oz, I believe) or Big Macs.

At 12:22 PM 9/4/2004, eel bonjack wrote:
>to tell you the truth, it doesn't surprise me that much if Rush L. is 
>misusing an Oils song...........
>after all, many moons ago, after the first Persian Gulf War, if you 
>recall, there was a big parade about that farce we called "Operation 
>Desert Storm", and they played "Born in the USA" during it........which is 
>of course about a soldier sent to Vietnam who learns about the truth and 
>perils of warfare, not glamor.........
>I seriously doubt they care about the meaning of these songs, they just 
>like to look hip or whatever..........

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