Midnight Oil

[Powderworks] Oils survey

Michael Blackwood blackwood_michael at hotmail.com
Sun Sep 5 06:55:52 MDT 2004

>1. what's your name? - Mike Blackwood
>2. where do you live? - Newfoundland, Canada
>3. how old are you? - 28
>4. what do you do for a living? - Heritage Interpreter/Cataloguer, 
>Provincial Museum
>5. what was the first song you heard by the Oils? - Beds, when it hit Much 
>6. how old were you when you heard it? - 12 or so
>7. what are your two favorite albums, from one extreme to the other?
>-   10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 and E&S&M
>8. favorite energetic song? - Short Memory
>9. favorite slow song? - Great Gibber Plain
>10. what song(s) defines the Oils? - Short Memory - all about being aware 
>of your world, and the historical context that will allow you to understand 
>it and work to make it better.
>11. what song is *least* characteristic of the Oils? - One Too Many Times
>12. Martin or Jim? - Both, hideously fused into a Janus-like guitar god.
>13. what Oils song did you absolutely hate at first and now love? - Smash 
>the Wobbleboard
>14. did you buy any Oils releases totally on faith, without having heard a
>single song before buying it? - Certainly.
>15. do you play any instruments? - No, but I sing in the same league as 
>Leonard Cohen!
>16. if you could go to any ONE place mentioned in an Oils song, where would
>you go? - The Dead Heart
>17. have the Oils ever inspired you to take any direct action as part of
>any environmental/social activist cause? - Not specifically, but they help 
>keep me motivated
>18. have you ever had any Oils-related dreams? - yup... nightmare that they 
>played here and I somehow didn't find out until the day after (which is 
>what happened BOTH times that my favorite Canadian band, Furnaceface, 
>played St. John's!)
>19. Bones or Giffo? - Bones, cause he's got seniority by now!  And a great 
>20. what forgotten song deserves another spin? - Is It Now?

That was fun!


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