Holly Throsby As Midnight Oil’s Peter Garrett

checked in with fans on her blog at MySpace on Thursday (December 11), after performing at a dinner to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Sydney, Australia singer songwriter tells readers:

On Wednesday night I had the privilege of being Peter Garrett. Not in his capacity as the federal Minister for the Environment, Heritage & the Arts, no, but in his former capacity as the singer for Midnight Oil.

Amnesty International put on a dinner to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. After Geoffrey Robertson QC made his address as key note speaker, the main course was served and I played a couple of my own songs for the guests. I drank a Tooheys New to prime myself for the occasion. Not my favorite beer.

Anyway, then Midnight Oil (with Brian Ritchie, of the Violent Femmes, on bass!) took the stage. They played a couple of classic hits. Then the sound operator gave me a microphone and turned it up to 100 and I was, for about 4 minutes, Peter Garrett, singing my best version of ‘Put Down That Weapon’. Amazing! I have never sung so loud in my life, even though Midnight Oil had never heard anyone sing so quietly in their lives! It was pure synergy!

The entire post at MySpace has since been removed.


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