Midnight Oil

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

leftjab leftjab at well.com
Sat Sep 4 14:37:56 MDT 2004

Rush Limbaugh is so odious that the negatives of the Oils being potentially 
thought to support his show in an ad outweigh the positives of exposing 
"dittoheads" to the Oils in that manner.  Publicly asking that he not use 
the song would create a lot more exposure to the Oils in the right way, 
with the proper context of what the Oils are about.

it's probably irrelevant, as without id'ing P&TP as an Oils song, only 
those who know the Oils already will know its an Oils song.  It's 20+ years 

At 01:19 PM 9/4/2004, James Warren wrote:
>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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