Midnight Oil

[Powderworks] pete and rob three numbers

Kiri W screaminblue88 at hotmail.com
Mon Sep 13 20:16:43 MDT 2004

Hi All,

>From SMH:
Sept  14

Marching to a different drum
Rob Hirst, drummer with Midnight Oil, was performing at the Basement with 
Paul Greene (folk rocker and former Olympian) when he paused mid-set to 
recount how their gig at Byron Bay the week before had been hijacked by a 
Labor's candidate for distant Kingsford Smith, Peter Garrett, was in the Bay 
and phoned Hirst to ask if he could join him and Greene on stage that night 
after addressing a meeting of the faithful.
Hirst told punters at the Basement last Thursday that he was not at all 
impressed but agreed, after a long silence, saying: "OK. If I can come on 
the campaign trail with you ... and support the Greens."
It went downhill from there, with Hirst and Greene turning up at the venue 
to see Garrett's name "up in lights" on the board outside the Rails venue 
and themselves relegated to jobbing musicians.
Hirst said Garrett's "couple of songs" turned into a half-hour ALP rant. 
Introducing the only Oils song he and Greene performed at the Basement, My 
Country, Hirst said "Peter got up the other night and sang this song. And 
forgot all the words. Of course. Just like the old days."


>From: Dan Brunner <dmanwi at yahoo.com>
>To: marty <martinhoare at bigpond.com>,        
>"powderworks at cs-lists.cs.colorado.edu"<powderworks at cs-lists.cs.colorado.edu>
>Subject: Re: [Powderworks] pete and rob
>Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2004 06:42:02 -0700 (PDT)
>What three numbers?
>--- marty <martinhoare at bigpond.com> wrote:
> > for those who dont know yet
> > on saturday nite hirst and greene played at the
> > byron bay hotel and it went off
> > ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
> > then pete walked in withhis own security guards
> > ,,,yes with ear peices ,,,,,and walky talkys.....
> > and jumped up on stage and did three numbers,,,,
> > i always miss the great gigs
> > marty

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