music, politics

This land must change or land must burn

The Australian election results are fascinating on so many levels — a vote in favor of the Kyoto Protocol, a rare defeat (unofficial) of a prime minister in his home district and another electoral repudiation of a Bush/Iraq War ally. Yes, they’re taking their 550 troops and getting out, if the new guy lives up to his campaign promises.

This being a mostly music/media blog, our primary interest is the current Shadow Minister for Climate Change, Environment, Heritage and the Arts. He has indeed been re-elected.

You guessed it … he’s Peter Garrett, former lead singer of Midnight Oil, currently awaiting likely nomination to the equivalent of a U.S. Cabinet post.

Let’s see someone from Rage Against the Machine do that.

(Title source: Warakurna)


2 thoughts on “This land must change or land must burn

  1. Four wheels scare the cockatoos
    From Kintore East to Yuendemu

    I know Zack de la Rocha can get obscure at times, but not like this. Peter Garrett was destined for this job.

  2. When Midnight Oil was at its peak in the U.S. I remember some DJ on the local alt/modern rock station in my neck of the woods asking him if he was going to run for public office. He kind of laughed, but said it wouldn’t be in an unexpected avenue for him to pursue.

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