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Well then.  Had to go do some work at a school this evening, and got wrapped up in their Christmas Party.  One of the students was performing.  Acoustic, electric, and slide.  Not a bad player or singer.

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When the site got hacked a couple months or so ago, that was wiped out.  Song files, software, everything.  Now I have to rebuild a facility for that, but I don't have copies of all the archived songs...
 

Joom

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In the "Additional Menu" above the shoutbox, Red, you'll see an option for "ODC Archives".  That was a place I set up to store archives from all our ODC challenges...

RedJoker

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combobob

Yesterday at 10:00:42 AM
I have the list from the start up until a couple of years ago but I can't find any of the Soundclick pages. I don't like it either :(
 

Smurf

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Smurf

December 13, 2017, 08:59:56 PM
OK, I have nothing on 3 of the backup drives, but I have a few more to go + some DVD's in storage.

I will get back to ya folks ASAP on this....I am off to check the WayBack machine.....
 

Smurf

December 13, 2017, 08:12:16 PM
Am I reading this right, ALL the archives tracks are gone?! :o

I have not unpacked my external HDD's yet, but I will get on that to see what I have......
 

combobob

December 13, 2017, 06:42:34 PM
all the best papaG.
as for the archives, I did a fair bit in creating them originally. Did we get them from old Soundclick pages? If I get time, I will see what still exists out there...
 

agradeleous

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Prayers to both of you pops . Hugs brother . I’m sure I say this for everyone , if need to talk hit us up we’ll be here.
 

whitestrat73

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Be strong, my friend. Thinking of you both....
 

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Smurf

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You & Yours are in my prayers papa.....
 

Jm2552

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Midnight Oil
« on: April 01, 2017, 07:48:23 PM »
A bit random but I've really got into Diesel and Dust by Midnight Oil this week. I'd never heard t before but I love it. I had the Beds area burning single when it came out back in 87.

I really love Put Down That Weapon. I must have played it 30 times in about 5 days.

There's not a duff track on the album. Why did it take 3 years for me to hear it?

Anyone else got a take on this underestimated band? I'm expecting an Aussie or two to chip in

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Re: Midnight Oil
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2017, 04:17:09 AM »
Great band OT, but after Peter Garrett's time as an MP and truly dreadful Minister For the Environment, a few of us could be excused for having gone off them.

For me the great feature of the band is Rob Hirst's drumming. He hits them harder than anyone I've seen

Way back in the day, our own Toadman supported The Oils on a couple of tours and I think his band were managed by Rob Hirst for a while.

Good news for you is that Midnight Oil are back playing live and touring.

Can't remember if it's on Diesel and Dust but one of my favorite songs is "Blue Sky Mine".

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Re: Midnight Oil
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2017, 11:45:02 AM »
What? You mean THE Toadman?

That's nothing short of remarkable.

So Peter Garrett was never popular as MP or environmentalist? I guess that can be a turn off. Just need to look at Bono and she how he throws himself at any cause and makes the public put a little more distance between them selves and the band, to see that.

But Mr Garrett definitely has a distinctive voice. It kinda warbles a lot. I didn't realise that he tragetically lost his parents before he finished uni. Or that midnight oil started up in 1973!!!

And has he always been bald?

I'll look out for blue sky mine. Thanks Buster.

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Re: Midnight Oil
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2017, 10:41:12 PM »
What I should have said about Peter Garrett is not that his heart wasn't in the right place as an MP and Minister, he was just extraordinarily incompetent. He was also there in some respects as a celebrity candidate and was therefore easily mislead by the professional political animals.


If you jump the train and head on up to the London Apollo you could probably ask him about it, if you can scam a ticket.

http://www.midnightoil.com/tour-dates/



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Re: Midnight Oil
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2017, 10:00:54 PM »
Not at £60 a pop. I've downloaded about 7 MO albums to Apple Music and getting well into it. Scream in Blue is such a bizarre but same time fascinating track. This band are very powerful but accomplished musicians.didnt realise they date pre-punk and starting in 1973 must be the oldest group still recording and touring? Or close to that.

But did they ever write a love song or anything other than anti-war, anti-America, anti-white men decimating aboriginal land, or anything non-political or non-environmental?

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Re: Midnight Oil
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2017, 03:39:59 PM »
Midnight Oil tickets just went on sale for a Winnipeg show in August lol
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