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ig-news-digest        wednesday, march 25 1998        volume 01 : number 027


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  [ig-news] more on the g'ville show..             [joanie <joanie1@ufl.edu>]
  [ig-news] here's an amy ray quote  [justin shumaker <shuey@mailbox.arn.net]


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date: tue, 24 mar 1998 02:56:07 -0500
from: joanie <joanie1@ufl.edu>
subject: [ig-news] more on the g'ville show..


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

hey y'all! i just found out from a friend who works at the o'connell center
that the concert in gainesville on april 14th is a general admission show.
the tickets are $6.00 and go on sale this friday at 10:00 a.m., not 11:00
a.m. as i originally posted. 6 bucks almost seems too good to be true. any
locals (or anyone else for that matter) know why it's gonna be so cheap?
this will be the first time i will have seen them under $15. still no word
on who the opening band is though, but i'll post as soon as i find out. later!


jendy

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date: tue, 24 mar 1998 17:05:38 +0100
from: justin shumaker <shuey@mailbox.arn.net>
subject: [ig-news] here's an amy ray quote


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

sorry if this has been posted...got it off the jerry jeff walker mailing list...


musicians talk about what they would do differently
      natasha kassulke
* 03/21/98
      wisconsin state journal
      (copyright (c) madison newspapers, inc. 1998)

<<snip> a lot of stuff about other artists...billy brag, kathy mattea, etc.>

        bragg says waiting for a break is just like how charlie
     watts, drummer for the rolling stones, once put it in an interview:
     "it's like five years of playing the drums and 20 years of waiting
     to play the drums."
        amy ray (the brunette half of the indigo girls) knows about
     rejection, too.
        ray says she was often criticized and for good reasons early
     in her career. she blames herself for a slow start because she says
     she didn't take her songwriting and music seriously enough at
first.
        "if i had it to do all over again, i'd have spent more time
     practicing and learning how to do it (play music), rather than
     hanging out in bars and drinking beers," ray says.

<<snip> stuff about jerry jeff>

        ray suggests bands keep a counter at the door of concerts to
     be sure they are getting the right cut from the admission fees at
     the end of the night. and she says performers should try recording
     independently at first so that they are fully engaged in the
     process and autonomous to a degree.
        "i've had club owners who wanted to pay me in drugs instead
     of in cash," ray says. "i've had bartenders water down my friends'
     drinks. we'd drive for eight hours to do a show, only to get there
     and find that it had been canceled. i expected sleaze from the
     record labels, but not from the clubs."
        but sleaze is what ray says she found early on in her career.
        "sleaze in life can be a good thing, though," she adds. "it
     forces you to hold a mirror up to yourself. and you can learn from
     it."
        ray says to pick your battles and to see your career, no


     matter what it is, as a challenge.
        "take it as the zen of trying to please yourself," ray says.
        ray and bragg, although authors of politically influenced
     songs, say they didn't come to pop music to be political.
        ray says leading benefits and speaking out such causes as
     environmental protection and native american rights is her career
     and part of her motivation for playing music. but she adds that
     even if she weren't a musician, she'd be the same politically
     active person.
        "we are people who feel things, and it's about being true to
     ourselves," bragg says. "it is not our job to give answers. it's
     our job as artists to ask questions and to inspire. it is the
     audience's job to change the world."

hope you enjoyed, and again, if i'm an idiot and y'all have seen this, sorry.


justin

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