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December 12, 2010



Good to see a few Aussie acts in your list there. I only arrived in Australia late 1986 so I was introduced to these bands at about the same time as you. I once thought I should introduce you to the Hoodooo Gurus because of the lead singer's fantastically rich voice, but I see it was naive of me to think you hadn't already discovered them.
Did you know that Midnight Oils lead singer Peter Garret is a minister in our centre left Labor government? He was environment and arts minister last term, but demoted to minister for schools after a few initiatives were labelled cock ups by the opposition. He had a background in activism when he was a singer (you might know this from the lyrics of his songs), but decided the best way to make a difference would be to go into mainstream politics. It reckon it must be hard work for him, and I suspect he would have been better off joining the Greens. He performed with the Oils recently in a benefit concert - so he's still got it.


...and it's nice to have commented for once on one of your music posts.


Yeah I am familiar with Peter Garret's political career. A friend just shared an old Midnight Oil tune the other day:"Don't Want To Be The One."

The Hoodoos were a staple of mine in high school. I'm a huge fan of "Mars Needs Guitars" and "Stoneage Romeo."

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