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Re: Peter Garrett Quits Midnight Oil.......

SueBee ·
Peter will be missed in the band. I only wish that in American politics, we had someone as passionate and commited as him. If this is where he feels that he can do the most good, then I wish him well. Long live the Oil!
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Re: Peter Garrett Quits Midnight Oil.......

kia kaha ·
Well, you did, but they have a habit of either getting shot at or dying in plane crashes... Anyways it's a sad day for Australian music. I'd propose a minute's silence but I think the warcry of the Midnight Oil fans would be more appropriate... "O-ILSSSSSSSSS!!!!!"
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Re: Peter Garrett Quits Midnight Oil.......

John ·
From The Australian. With apologies to those who don't find it funny. It made me laugh. Tim Blair: Unwanted old Oilman faces limited options December 05, 2002 WHO will ever forget where they were when they learned that Peter Garrett had left Midnight Oil to "immerse himself in those things which are of deep concern to me"? I was in McDonald's eating an excellent Salsa Burger. A fellow diner looked up from his newspaper and told a friend: "Peter Garrett's quit the Oils!" The friend's reply:...
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Re: Crowded House DVD debuts at #18

Secret God (Stew) ·
Yeah, good stuff... but when you look at the "acts" which are above Crowded House (Kylie, Slipkot, Kasey Chambers, Abba, Robbie Williams, xZibit) it really is quite sad . At least we can safely say that Crowded House are still popular enough to "compete" with that list (which also includes U2 , silverchair, The Eagles, Midnight Oil, Qoeen, Pearl Jam, Cold Chisel, Elvis ), so a #18 debut is great, especially since it's considered as a "budget" release, plus it's only it's 1st week...
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Re: Peter Garrett Quits Midnight Oil.......

Kill Eye ·
Even though I'm a Midnight Oil fan, I did have to chuckle. I do own a copy of Breathe , but I think the last time I listened to it was when I got it home from the record shop.
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Re: Aussie Music Fans Please Help!!!

ALadIn Sane ·
Men At Work - Down Under AC/DC - You Shook Me All Night Long INXS - Original Sin Icehouse - Great Southern Land Cold Chisel - Khe Sanh The Divinyls - Pleasure And Pain Skyhooks - Ego (Is Not A Dirty Word) Midnight Oil - The Dead Heart Crowded House - Don't Dream It's Over (the aussies outweigh the kiwi here lol) Silverchair - The Greatest View Powderfinger - My Happiness Hunters And Collectors - Throw Your Arms Around Me Hoodoo Gurus - What's My Scene? Paul Kelly - To Her Door Australian...
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Re: Aussie Music Fans Please Help!!!

Luckster ·
Ahem... well start off with a truckload of songs from INXS Oh and just because you can count in Crowded House... (no arguments plz ) Bands like Cold Chisel and ACDC although thats not really in my taste, Kylie Minogue would have to be played like here or not, its fitting party music. Oh and Midnight Oil, Paul Kelly, the Cruel Sea I would thouroughly reccomend. More recent bands/artists I would give the thumbs up to are Alex Lloyd, Powderfinger, Something for Kate, Silverchair... and umm you...
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Re: Aussie Music Fans Please Help!!!

Luckster ·
Damn great list- almost exactly what I'd have (I was a bit too lazy to name individual songs)
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Re: Aussie Music Fans Please Help!!!

Neil ·
Thanks guys!! I must stress that the nature of this party is a bit of a giggle, basically we have to decorate our office in an Australian theme, and the music is just to add to that. While the neighbouring office has another theme, then the head of the division will vote on who wins!....it's just like being at school! LOL Anyway...my CD is done and the tracklist is as follows. (Remember it's all about setting an aussie theme, rather than actual...eh...quality!lol) I split it into sections,...
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Re: Aussie Music Fans Please Help!!!

Donovan ·
ok mister man, here's a list of aussie bands I think are/were credible! You Am I Tim Rodgers Midnight Oil Knievel Augie March Easy Beats Art of Fighting Gersey Paul Kelly Nick Cave The Dirty Three David Bridie/My Friend the Chocolate Cake Frente! Icehouse the Church Bluebottle Kiss Even Tiddas The Saints Karma County Weddings Parties Anything The Fauves La Huva ACDC Johhny O'Keefe ok....that's just off the top of my head....im sure they're are heaps heaps more that I just cant think off...
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Re: Aussie Music Fans Please Help!!!

Sara ·
[At the risk of starting everything again...] Out of all the lists I've seen here this is actually the one I agree with - Particularly at the moment - Knievel - oh lovely lovely Knievel... Augie March - apparently on their way to England in 2003! Woohoo!! You Am I - possibly one of the most overlooked bands I've ever come across. Everyone seems to go on to much bigger better things while they get left where they are. Why is this? WHY?? Art of Fighting and the wonderful Paul Kelly. But really...
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Re: POLL: Finn On Finn>> Influence On Woodface's Success

Betty ·
WWY is one of my favorites, always has been since I first heard it. I even bought a CD single with 3 remixes on it. But I didn't know until now it was a Tim song. Woodface is my least favorite album, too. It just doesn't seem cohesive to me. I guess because it had the Finn brothers songs sort of thrown in with some CH songs, and the two are like oil and water to me........however, I can't wait for the Finn 2!!!
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Re: Uses of WD-40?

likerain ·
someone mentioned locks - but if you live in snowy winter climes, with overzealous departments of public works, quite free with their sand and salt, you'll find your car locks get caked with sand. aim that little straw doodad in the lock and spray out the sand. voila! i've also used it to get grease stains out of clothes. my mom told me this one. to really remove oil or grease, you have to grease it up again, and then immediately throw it in the wash. works every time. now for the slightly...
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Re: Restaurants vs. "Fat People"

SueBee ·
:Random unorganized thought warning: With Micky-D's posting it's first ever loss yesterday, I think that consumers are starting to hit them where it hurts. They are trying to change, but their idea of change is a $1 menu, not healthy alternatives, smaller portions, etc... Another thing is that their portions are larger because that is what the public wanted (as validated by the amount of folks who supersize their orders). People (like me) used to buy 2 fries when that was the only size that...
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Re: A tribute to CH songs

skinheadskippy ·
At first I was going to make my list OZ/NZ-Only, but there were some international artists that I thought would do CH's songs justice. I'll keep updating the list but so far it includes: + Alex Lloyd - Italian Plastic + Rufus Wainwright - Into Temptation or All I Ask + The Whitlams - Now We're Getting Somewhere + U2 - When You Come + Silverchair or Foo Fighters - Locked Out + Paul Kelly - It's Only Natural + Sheryl Crow - Something So Strong + Pearl Jam - Mean To Me + Big Bad Voodoo Daddy -...
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Re: Car = Personality??

jenn ·
LOL! My first car was a hand-me-down. My parents gave me their old car, a 1986 Ford LTD...kinda miss the old rust-bucket, it finally broke down... Now I have a 1992 Chevy Corsica. Nothing flash, practical, low-up keep. It was cheap, only $5400.00 when I bought it 4 years ago, in great condition. It is already payed off and I'm going to run it into the ground. It has some replacement parts. I always get the oil changed. It does need to be warmed up in the morning but always starts right...
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Re: Car = Personality??

Heidi in Pittsburgh ·
Does my car describe my personality? hmmm...green around the edges, and a bit messed up inside right now, but really reliable, OK to be seen with, pretty low maintenance, shifts gears easily and makes a little go a long way. um....TOTALLY!!!! (It's a 1999 green Ford Escort, the first brand new car I ever bought and the first car I ever bought without needing a co-signer.) My first car (at age 17, and inherited from my parents) was a 1986 Pontiac Bonneville. It blew up on me because I didn't...
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Re: Bad Behavior?

ValerieH ·
When my younger son was about two years old, I awoke one morning to see him standing next to my bed, and he was covered in red. My first thought was, "Oh my GOD! He's bleeding!" When I discovered what he'd been up to, bleeding would have been too good for him. He'd gotten hold of a bottle of bright red nail polish and had "painted" himself (and the living room rug and the chair) with it. Yeesh. That rug was never the same... My brother at about the same age managed to open a new bottle of...
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Re: What other artists do Neil Finn fans like????

Kill Eye ·
Here's a huge list... Alice In Chains ABBA B-52's Bauhaus Ben Folds (Five) Cowboy Junkies The Church Chris Isaak Duran Duran Dave Matthews Band Duncan Sheik Erasure Eurythmics Eminem Faith No More Fiona Apple Garbage George Michael Henry Rollins Indigo Girls INXS Icehouse James Jane's Addiction Jeff Buckley Jars of Clay k.d. lang Lenny Kravitz Madonna Me'Shell Ndegeocello Melissa Etheridge Men At Work Morrissey Midnight Oil Moby New Order Nine Inch Nails Nirvana Olive Prince Pixies Primus...
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Re: What other artists do Neil Finn fans like????

missingperson11 ·
coolies. i love these threads! my list: Silverchair Eminem (with exceptions) The Whitlams Grinspoon Motor Ace Bic Runga Mark Seymour Hunters And Collectors Midnight Oil Skyhooks Red Hot Chilli Peppers Beatles yeah that's it for now
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Re: April Fools

Heidi in Pittsburgh ·
Put all his clean clothes in the hamper and take all his dirty clothes and hang them, fold them, put them away, etc... Replace the toilet paper with paper napkins, preferably ones with something silly on them like a Thanksgiving turkey or Scooby-Doo... Steal his keys and put them in a different order on his keyring... Adjust his computer printer setting so that everything prints at 400% size... Put his salt in the pepper shaker and the pepper in the salt shaker...replace powdered sugar with...
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Re: April Fools

dr hfuhruhurr ·
do you have any particular 'him' in mind there heidi?
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Re: The Haka

chester kruse ·
Well I for one am most definately a fan of THE HEIDI and have grown up in a society that walks on eggshells around Maori culture ( a culture that I am connected to in many ways and extremely proud of )but NZ needs to lighten up in regards to Maori culture....You go girl!! Unfortunately NZ is MOST DEFINATELY a country with RACIAL ISSUES and I worry that the non Kiwis on the forum see Aotearoa New Zealand with rose coloured glasses,it truly is a wonderful Maori culture and a great country but...
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Re: Dealing with demons........

Betty ·
Well, i am a fan of the incense/lavendar oil/headstand theories. Usually when I get depressed I do a lot of playing and petting on my cat(s). But dealing with demons? Sorry I can't offer any practical advice to anyone here right now.
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Re: Tim Questions / comments.

Jeremy Loder ·
What difference does Tim's age make to anyones evaluation of his music. His voice still sounds awesome and skills as a musician just improve with age. I've heard that both the What You've done EP and the Feeding The Gods album sold really well in NZ. There were rumors about a Finn-Runga-Dobbyn DVD, but it never eventuated. If you wan't to chek out some great live footage of Tim, get the Split Enz DVD and the Neil - 7 Worlds Collide DVD. Tim is presently recording a second Finn brothers album...
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Re: Classic Australian rock bands

iwillnotgoquietly ·
Hunters & Collectors and Midnight Oil.
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Re: Classic Australian rock bands

jenn ·
Geek Alert!!! I love Little River Band!! I just saw them live in Minneapolis 2 summers ago and I knew every song! (Though, I don't think they have any of the original members anymore Where the heck is Glenn Shorrock?) They did have the dude that sang "Night Owls" which was great... I love AC/DC, INXS, Midnight Oil...the Bee Gees count too don't they!!?? (maybe not as Classic Rock exactly but... )
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Re: Classic Australian rock bands

Kill Eye ·
INXS Hunters & Collectors Icehouse Midnight Oil The Church Big Pig Frente! (was a fun little band)
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Re: Classic Australian rock bands

brownie ·
Hoodoo Gurus Midnight Oil
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Re: Classic Australian rock bands

Semi-Detached ·
Oh yeah, how could I forget Hunters & Collectors? Love that single from the later years called 'Holy Grail'. Such haunting lyrics... And of course, Paul Kelly and Nick Cave. Anyway, a few of my own personal faves... INXS: 'Kiss The Dirt' (aka 'The Song They Usually (And Wrongfully) Leave Off INXS Greatest Hits Albums'), 'Need You Tonight', 'Never Tear Us Apart'. Midnight Oil: 'Power And The Passion', 'Blue Sky Mine', 'Forgotten Years' (they especially rock ‘cos they had a song called...
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Re: Classic Australian rock bands

missingperson11 ·
are you kidding! My life is dedicated to classic Australian Rock! I live for it! I honestly think it's the best music in the whole wide world! (obsessive I know) some of my faves are as follows: Split Enz (I know it's kiwi but still...) Crowded House Midnight Oil Hunters and Collectors Cold Chisel Hoodoo Gurus AC/DC Badloves Chain Renee Geyer Paul Kelly Skyhooks Stevie Wright The Go-Betweens The Mavis's Yothu Yindi Billy Thorpe Little River Band John Farnham oh god the list could go on...
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Re: 5 Random Things About Yourself

paimaopi ·
Yes, so many wonderful tidbits being shared here. I'll add a few then. 1. I did have a thing for Gopher as well but this was predated by my complete adoration and love for Buck Owens and his red, white and blue guitar. You see, I grew up in Kentucky where I spent my Saturday afternoons eating peanut butter & butter sandwiches and drinking hot chocolate watching football with my dad when he was in town. And evenings as I recall them were often filled with the music and antics of Buck, Roy...
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Re: It's crunch time.......

Heidi in Pittsburgh ·
When I was two weeks late, my mom drank an entire bottle of CASTOR OIL and went into labor that afternoon. RE: A-1 steak sauce...with my son, that was one of my cravings. I used to swig it right outta the bottle, while watching TV. So it definitely wouldn't have worked that time!
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Re: Doctor Update for Those Curious

Heidi in Pittsburgh ·
i've adopted a new attitude since the weekend: BRING IT ON!!!!!! i've been deliberately doing ridiculous things to try to shake him loose, like cleaning and bending over too much, walking around a lot, eating foods i know upset my constitution (stopping just short of castor oil, thank you!), jumping up and down, generally doing WAY too much running around. on my third lap around babies r' us (which i selected because it's someplace pregnant ladies are expected to be, plus they have rest...
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Re: RIP Paul...

Maximoo ·
Hi, Hope you dont mind me joining you all...feel kinda guilty that this tragedy has brought me here for the first time, but I cant get Paul Hester's death off my mind since I heard the news on Sunday. When I heard the first sketchy report on the radio I assumed he must have had a heart attack. Then as more information emerged that it was a suicide my first though was 'But he was always the funny one!" Other thoughts flashed thru my mind of suicide being such a selfish and cowardly act.
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Re: RIP Paul...

flosso ·
Just a reminder that at the moment Triple M is playing a collection of Paul's old interview with Crowdies songs in between. The first story was a beauty - Paul recounting his stint behind the drums of Midnight Oil (he once said the slowest Oils song was still faster than the fastest CH song). I was laughing out loud while listening to it at work, sure to get some strange looks soon. Distant Sun is playing at the moment - sure to be a great hour! The website is http://www.mmmelb.com.au
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Re: RIP Paul...

aceface ·
Appologies in advance if this has already been posted. The following tribute was posted to the news section of midnightoil.com.... Former Crowded House / Split Enz drummer, and long time friend of Midnight Oil, Paul Hester took his own life in Melbourne at the weekend. "Paul was a brilliant musician and a comic genius and we are going to miss him terribly." Paul played as drummer for Midnight Oil one night in Adelaide filling in for a sick Rob - he has been friends with all the band members...
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Re: RIP Paul...

In Love With It All ·
The following article about the Paul Hester tribute evening appears in today's edition of The Melbourne Age. http://www.theage.com.au/news/People/Parting-note-for-H...7.html?oneclick=true Parting note for 'Hessie' By Patrick Donovan, Jo Roberts April 7, 2005 Melbourne's music community celebrated the spirit and sounds of much-loved Crowded House drummer Paul Hester at St Kilda's Prince of Wales Hotel last night. A shrine was set up left of stage with flowers, incense, candles and a bust of...
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Re: RIP Paul...

carrot ·
I had just finished uni and was doing the old backpacker thing in '98. I was staying in Sydney in Oct/Nov and it was around this time that Hessie's Shed was first broadcast. The one thing that really sticks in my head was the bit where Hessie was talking about the time he drummed for Midnight Oil and his hands were so blistered afterwards he couldn't have a you-know-what, and that that was really unusual...! I'm back in the UK now so didn't get to watch the repeat, so I'm not sure if that...
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Re: Farewell to the World-DVD

lowee ·
I agree, it's have to be have been multitrack recorded. Midnight Oil at Goat Island was and that was 1985. That brings me to my other point, I'd disagree that all upmixes sound awful. They lost the Goat Island tapes and had to upmix from a stereo recording, and the results seemed pretty good to me.
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Re: why no reunion after ten years

rols ·
And why were they crap on the day? Surely it couldn't have been because Phil Collins was on the drum stool! I mean, he's just got such a huge track record in heavy rock ... (Reminds me of a fave Hester moment: After drumming for Midnight Oil once, he said the slowest Oils song was still faster than the fastest CH song!)
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Re: why no reunion after ten years

Molten Toothpaste ·
Without wanting to be a devils advocate. If Neil Finn, Nick Seymour and Mark Hart decide to join forces with say Rob Hirst (ex Midnight Oil, excellent drummer / songwriter) on drums and do a series off concerts in Australia next year to celebrate the release of a you beaut ducks nuts Crowded House box set with bonus live material etc. and they play only "Crowded House" songs. Is it Crowded House? Lets say that it all goes swimmingly well and the collective have a great vibe going on and they...
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Re: favorite singer songwriter other than finns

Greatfox ·
Rob Hirst from Midnight Oil, he only sang lead in 2 songs for them, but he's been the singer in his other bands since. it was him, not Peter Garrett who wrote most of the political songs
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Re: Favorite Bassists

Greatfox ·
Peter Gifford, the force behind Midnight Oil's classic 80's albums, Place Without a Postcard, 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 and Diesel and Dust Bones Hillman, for that bass line in "Counting the Beat" and all his work in the later stages of Midnight Oil, including the brilliant bass driven track "underwater" on the Breathe album Mike Chunn, for the ingenious early enz bass lines, and Nigel Griggs, for the ingenious later enz bass lines, and Adz and me, i can play the bass pretty well for an...
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Dazz ·
Interesting batch of CDs in the player this week: Bit of a return to the 80s!: 90125 - Yes - Smirk if you will. This is actually quite good and loud in it's remastered form The Essential Mondo Rock - A blast from the past. Had some great pop songs and this disc has all of them. Style Council Greatest Hits - Must be one of the few people who thought Paul Weller was better and more interesting in this period. Having said that, I haven't heard the his latest solo album yet. The Pleasure Of Your...
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Greatfox ·
Diesel and Dust by midnight oil, not the best album they made, but good nonetheless
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Greatfox ·
The Dead Heart by Midnight Oil
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Re: Crowded House support acts?

dedunn ·
I remember seeing them on the "Breaking the Dry" tour with Electric Hippies, Hunters & Collectors and Midnight Oil in 1995ish
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Dazz ·
Flat Chat - Midnight Oil: Play it LOUD.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Greatfox ·
Couldn't agree with you more, loving the remastering!
 
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