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ig-news-digest       tuesday, february 24 1998       volume 01 : number 004


                               today's subjects:
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       [ig-news] ig - 'the australian' interview
       [ig-news] fw: glaadalert 02.20.98(igc)
       [ig-news] new tour date: newport
       [ig-news] folk vote results
       [ig-news] seattle boot leaf announcement!!!!
       [ig-news] lilith fair on uk tv
       [ig-news] newport folk fest correction
       [ig-news] austin city limits....
       re: [ig-news] austin city limits....
       [ig-news] 1200 curfews songbook
       [ig-news] ig in last week's sunday telegraph


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date: sat, 21 feb 1998 11:37:23 +0800
from: jodi <joadster@space.net.au>
subject: [ig-news] ig - 'the australian' interview


re typed without permission...
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article as appears in the australian, friday february 20, 1998.


songwriting genius delivers duo so close to fine


amy ray doesn't like "oooooos". emily saliers does. when the two better
known as the indigo girls, recorded the song get out the map for their last
album shaming of the sun, the "oooooos" stayed. it was emily's song after all.


"we write separately so by the time we bring (a song) to each other they are
in the form we want them to be in," says ray. "there's no discussion about
changing it."


it may be an unusual way for a duo to work, but it's one that has proved
immensely successful. the two, who met at high school in the suburbs of
atlanta, georgia, have been performing together for 17 years and since the
release of their first record in 1985 have won a grammy award and a large,
loyal fan base.


now embarking on their second tour of australia, they have achieved fame and
critical acclaim with a blend of folk music that combines the deeply
personal and the passionately political, not usually a recipe that makes the
charts.


"we're probably equally politically motivated," says ray, "emily might go
through a phase where she's writing songs that have a political bent and
i'll be writing love songs and then it'll switch."


their political convictions have seen them embrace a number of causes over
the years, from those of native americans to the feminist movement, and they
have dedicated much of their touring time to fundraising and publicising
minority groups.


"when we started our bias was towards community involvement," says ray, "we
would play in benefits and talent shows...homeless shelter benefits or
fund-raisers or rallies."


saliers was performing at such events when she was 14.


the two seem to have an obsession with politics, whether it's championing
the underpriveledged or, more so in salier's case, party politics. "i'm
trying to get emily to start running for office," says ray with a smile.


"we spend an inordinate amount of time in our career talking to each other,
learning about things and reading. so when we do benefits we pretty much
understand what's going on. for me it doesn't matter if we're musicians or
not. it's what we would be doing."


but it's the indigo girls' music that has given them the opportunity to
bring their messages to a wide audience. hit singles such as closer to fine
and the landmark album swamp ophelia have garnered them a faithful following.


"maybe it's the lyrics, i think we're honest, down to earth," says ray of
their lasting appeal. "our live shows are an exchange rather than just a
performance. neil young manages to constantly keep it exciting and change
pace and does things that are sometimes weird, never the same. i like that."


and will they still be performing and championing worthy causes 10 years
down the track?


"we might not be as active touring-wise. we each have other things in life
that we want to explore."


forestry and teaching are ray's goals. salier's are somewhat different.
"learning languages and possibly writing music for film.... and i've always
wanted to work in a bookstore."


indigo girls begin their australian tour at melbourne concert hall tomorrow
and sunday. they play brisbane concert hall on february 24, sydney state
theatre on february 26 and 27, adelaide heaven on march 2, perth concert
hall march 4 and canberra theatre march 6.

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date: sat, 21 feb 1998 13:29:25 -0500
from: sarah pinsker <spinsker@goucher.edu>
subject: [ig-news] fw: glaadalert 02.20.98(igc)


[sherlyn's note: this post was originally sent to the indigo
girls mailing list at netspace.org.]


i just thought i'd forward this since it mentions the ig appearance in
ms. last month.


> degeneres, indigo girls among ms. women of the year
> the january/february issue of ms. magazine features their women of the
> year, and among the thirteen honorees are openly lesbian singers amy
> ray
> and emily saliers of the indigo girls and actress ellen degeneres. of
> degeneres, ms. writes, "for the thousands of lesbian and gay fans of
> the
> show, from teenagers to closeted adults and out activists, watching
> the
> familiar trials and tribulations of ellen morgan on prime time
> television
> is profoundly affirming. the first out gay person to portray a lead
> gay
> character on television, degeneres shattered conventional wisdom with
> her
> personal and artistic courage. her one small step for herself became a
> giant leap for lesbian and gay visibility." the environmental activism
> of
> the indigo girls is the focus of their commendation, revealing that
> many
> lesbians and gay men do good work not solely for lesbian and gay equal
> rights and cultural change, but for many other issues as well.
>
> please thank ms. for recognizing the vital work of these three strong
> lesbians.
> contact: marcia ann gillespie, editor in chief, ms. magazine, 135 west
> 50th
> st., 16th floor, new york, ny, fax: 212.586.7441, e-mail:
> ms@echonyc.com
> to subscribe to glaad-net, glaad's electronic mailing list, send
> e-mail to
> majordomo@vector.casti.com with the message "subscribe glaad-net"
>
sarah
spinsker@goucher.edu


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date: mon, 23 feb 1998 06:18:33 -0500 (est)
from: sherlyn koo <sherlyn@fl.net.au>
subject: [ig-news] new tour date: newport


hi everyone,


sorry i haven't had time to distribute any news the past couple
of days.  (but i did get to see the first two australian ig
shows in three years!  fantastic stuff, very well received as
you would expect.  i will attempt a concise review over the next
few days.)


to the news:


pollstar (http://www.pollstar.com) has ig listed at the newport
folk festival on august 9, 1998.  for more information about the
festival see http://www.newportfolk.com.  ig haven't been added
to the festival schedule stage yet but many other performers are
already scheduled, such as joan baez, dar williams, the violent
femmes, james taylor and many more.


sherlyn
=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= sherlyn koo - sherlyn@fl.net.au =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
     "don't ever be afraid to open up your eyes
      so you can see tomorrow..."       - merril bainbridge


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date: sat, 21 feb 1998 11:42:18 -0800
from: susan krauss <skrauss@hooked.net>
subject: [ig-news] folk vote results


[sherlyn's note: this is an excerpt from susan krauss' note
to other mailing lists (susan, i hope this is okay to forward
here).  folkvote '97 was a poll held on the folk_music mailing
list.  i've cut out most of the non-indigo girls related
results - see the url susan supplied for the full set.]

here's the results of the folkmusic org voting for 1997.


http://www.folkmusic.org/folkvote97/results.html


folkvote '97


top folk-related releases of 1997


1. dar williams "the end of the summer" razor & tie
2. richard shindell "reunion hill" shanachie
3. joan baez "gone from danger" guardian
4. catie curtis "catie curtis" guardian
5. greg brown "slant six mind" red house
indigo girls "shaming of the sun" epic
7. ani difranco "living in clip" righteous babe
steve earle "el corazon" warner bros
nanci griffith "blue roses from the moon" elektra
10. david wilcox "turning point" koch


favorite folk-related performer of all time


1. joan baez    
2. david wilcox    
3. nanci griffith    
dar williams    
5. joni mitchell    
6. bob dylan    
7. greg brown    
8. shawn colvin    
john gorka    
10. ry cooder    
indigo girls    
phil ochs    
james taylor    
richard thompson    

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date: mon, 23 feb 1998 11:42:57 est
from: chiqhiker@aol.com
subject: [ig-news] seattle boot leaf announcement!!!!


[sherlyn's note: this message was originally sent to the
indigo girls mailing list at netspace.org.]

drum roll, please.


brrrrrrrrrrrrr!


okay, folks, the seattle tapes have all been mailed out to the
branches, so if you'd like a copy of the 1-23-98 concert in seattle, wa (see
the
setlist at the end of this post - everyone who's heard it has said that the
quality is very good), please make arrangements with
the person associated with your birthday month.  jodi is going to be the
australian branch and sandy the canadian branch, but if there are others
outside the us who want the tape, i'm hopeful that you'll be able to come to a
satisfactory arrangement with the person associated with your birthday month.
the only stipulation i have is that *no one* can make a profit or *require* a
trade for these tapes -- anyone should be able to get them by sending blanks
and an sase, though it would be nice to arrange a trade if you can.


here are the seattle boot branches:


jan    kristina <andrade@az.com>
feb    sasha <indigofrk@aol.com>
mar    lori <lhannan31@aol.com>
apr    bonnie <bonster@u.washington.edu>
may    deb <debigogrl@aol.com>
jun    jenny <chxnman@aol.com>
jul    lisa <nordeelm@caa.mrs.umn.edu>
aug    jeanette <reposa@scf-fs.usc.edu>
sep    ron <ronjohns@microsoft.com>
oct   ilana <wind80@aol.com>
nov   cathy <delastraw@aol.com>
dec    pam <mnoelm@aol.com>
au    jodi <joadster@space.net.au >
canada   sandy <dp823@freenet.carleton.ca>

branches should use the following addresses for overflow; if you receive more
requests than you can handle (and please take care of at least 10), please
refer those folks to overflow branches as follows:
    jan-mar    heather <heather@coaps.fsu.edu>
    apr-jun    keri <kpink@unm.edu>
    jul-sep    robin <robsweeney@aol.com>
    oct-dec   jude <hunterj1@aol.com>


**********setlist************
*danielle howle & the tantrums*
i held the satchel
trust in love
big puffy girl handwriting
if you wanna leave
hey you
host for the notes
parakeet protest song
feel so bad
big front porch
*indigo girls*
welcome me
least complicated
shame on you
virginia woolf
dead man's hill
hammer and a nail
chickenman
get out the map
don't give that girl a gun
crazy game with billy tipton
hey kind friend
it's alright
romeo & juliet
shed your skin with billy tipton
galileo
winthrop
cut it out / wish you were here
closer to fine

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date: tue, 24 feb 1998 08:55:39 +1100
from: sherlyn koo <sherlyn@fl.net.au>
subject: [ig-news] lilith fair on uk tv


hi folks,


for any of you in the uk who tried to watch the lilith fair
broadcasts last week - apparently they were both cancelled
due to legal issues.  look for them again around june.


cheers,
sherlyn
=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= sherlyn koo - sherlyn@fl.net.au =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
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      so you can see tomorrow..."       - merril bainbridge

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date: tue, 24 feb 1998 10:33:13 +1100 (est)
from: sherlyn koo <sherlyn@fl.net.au>
subject: [ig-news] newport folk fest correction


hi everyone,


it appears that the information i posted yesterday about the
1998 newport folk festival performers (joan baez, dar williams
et al) was actually incorrect.  the schedule on the festival
site (http://www.newportfolk.com) is actually still the 1997
schedule, not the preliminary 1998 festival like i assumed it
was.  apparently the 1998 schedule will be released in april
or early may...


apologies for the mixup -
sherlyn
=-=-=-= sherlyn koo - sherlyn@fl.net.au =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= a+e=ig
"i'll breathe and grieve and struggle and strive and love and love and
love, and if i'm lucky, once - just once - the dream will drop to the
floor and shatter in shards of silence.  but i will see, i will see,
in the pattern of the pieces i will see... something.  this will,
this will, this will happen..."                - peter mulvey


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date: mon, 23 feb 1998 19:30:53 -0400
from: ohsusanna@sugar-river.net (grandma riot grrl)
subject: [ig-news] austin city limits....


on saturday, feb. 28th,  from 9-10 pm est, pbs will air "austin city
limits" featuring the indigo girls and kim richey...what a mix. :)


sus

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date: mon, 23 feb 1998 20:03:16 -0500
from: mel <melsouth@mindspring.com>
subject: re: [ig-news] austin city limits....


[sherlyn's note: whoops, i really am too tired today.  i
should have qualified sus' previous post - the time she
stated for the pbs area is for (i presume) boston-area
broadcasts.  people in other regions of the us should
check their local pbs listings instead, as mel says.
sorry about that...]

sus wrote:


> on saturday, feb. 28th,  from 9-10 pm est, pbs will air "austin city
> limits" featuring the indigo girls and kim richey...what a mix. :)


with all due respect to sus <grin>, each individual pbs station in the
country decides when (and in fact whether) to air programming.


for example: in atlanta, "austin city limits" with ig will air at
12midnight est sat night.


so... best advice is to *always* check your local tv listings
(especially for pbs)!


peace,
- --
         -- mel  <melsouth@mindspring.com>     [icq# 7373594]


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date: tue, 24 feb 1998 19:06:14 +1100
from: sherlyn koo <sherlyn@fl.net.au>
subject: [ig-news] 1200 curfews songbook


hi everyone,


the "1200 curfews" songbook was released a few weeks ago (at last).
i got my copy in the mail yesterday...


isbn: 0-7935-6638-x
publisher: hal leonard corporation
no. pages: 126
contents:
        1. closer to fine
        2. galileo
        3. ghost
        4. i don't wanna know
        5. joking
        6. jonas and ezekial
        7. least complicated
        8. mystery
        9. power of two
        10. pushing the needle too far
        11. strange fire
        12. this train revised
        13. virginia woolf
        14. world falls


this book actually seems to be geared towards guitar players, not
keyboard players like the earlier books.  i'm no guitar player and
i can't read tablature (just regular musical notation), but when
compared to the other books the transcriptions seem much more
complete to me.  they've also written in the vocal harmony parts,
which i think wasn't done in any of the other books except for
"swamp ophelia".  they also seemed to have transcribed the 1200c
versions of the songs, rather than just sprucing up the
transcriptions from the old books.  there are a couple of very
short notes from amy before some of her songs as well, and some
notes from the editors that may or may not be useful for guitar
players, i'm not sure.


just fyi -
sherlyn
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      so you can see tomorrow..."       - merril bainbridge


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date: tue, 24 feb 1998 20:17:10 +1100
from: sherlyn koo <sherlyn@fl.net.au>
subject: [ig-news] ig in last week's sunday telegraph


hey everyone,


i found this in last sunday's the sunday telegraph (sydney
sunday paper).  they must have a time machine because the
date on sunday was only the 22nd and apparently a&e sent in
their answers to these questions on the 26th...


ig also scored a mention in a sarah mclachlan article on the
same page but it's a fairly heinous article so i won't type
it in.


happy happy,
sherlyn

just the fax
the indigo girls do everything together.  emily saliers liked
questions 1-5 while amy ray finished off the fax before their
show at the state theatre on february 26 and 27.


1. describe your perfect sunday.
sunshine, new york times, black coffee, church and a cookout
with my friends.


2. what gets you excited?
change for the better, american football, working with other
inspiring artists, anticipating events.


3. do you ever get tired of all the touring and supporting
causes?
i get tired of being away from home but i never get tired of
supporting causes.


4. have things been changing musically for the band?
we used to be pretty stripped down acoustic folk.  now we're
a bit more experimental with other instruments, electric or
otherwise.


5. what about lyrically?
we're both better lyricists.  i try to be less general and
bleeding heart emotional than i used to be.


6. if you could have one thing, what would it be?
peace of mind.


7. how creative is the studio recording process?
our studio experience is extremely open and creative.


8. have you met any interesting people while touring?
tons - most of the compelling personalities outside of fame
and fortune.  it's usually on the streets or in weird
circumstances that interesting people pop up.


9. what does 1998 hold for the indigo girls?
touring, touring and more touring.


10. what are you doing tonight?
walking around town and seeing what's up - hopefully
meeting some interesting people.

=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= sherlyn koo - sherlyn@fl.net.au =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
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