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ig-news-digest        thursday, march 26 1998        volume 01 : number 028


                               today's subjects:
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  [ig-news] info on unc date and i need some help please!!!!  [becky a steel]
  [ig-news] re: info on unc date and i need some help please!!!!  [deb reise]
  [ig-news] pete seeger tribute review      [sherlyn koo <sherlyn@fl.net.au>]
  [ig-news] re: 1998 guinness fleadh        [sherlyn koo <sherlyn@fl.net.au>]
  [ig-news] dartmouth show  [ohsusanna@sugar-river.net (i slut for sleater-k]


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date: wed, 25 mar 1998 11:05:46 -0500
from: becky a steele <beckyste@us.ibm.com>
subject: [ig-news] info on unc date and i need some help please!!!!


[sherlyn's note: this message was originally sent to the
indigo girls mailing list at netspace.org.  there is a
followup post which i will send along in a minute.]

just wanted to report that i got some information from the unc box office for
the ig concert on april 29.


ticket price is $28 for students and $35 for general public.  tickets go on
sale (tentatively) april 1 for students and april 3 for everyone else.


i need a student who is going to stand in line for tickets or who is
willing to
give me their student id so i can buy tickets over the phone.  any kind friend
willing to help me out.  i am local so getting to money to you is no problem.
please please please someone out there has to be willing.  i am stuck here all
day - don't see the sun except when i walk in in the am - get out of work
about
9 pm these days....am i painting a sad enough picture here.


i am counting on the kindness of some unc student.....anyone willing to
give me
some assistance email me privately (thanks a bunch).


thanks - b


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date: wed, 25 mar 1998 10:23:37 -0600
from: deb reiser <dreiser@wi.net>
subject: [ig-news] re: info on unc date and i need some help please!!!!


[sherlyn's note: this was also sent to the indigo girls
mailing list at netspace.org and follows on from the last
message.]

at 11:05 am 3/25/98 -0500, becky a steele wrote:
>i need a student who is going to stand in line for tickets or who is
willing to
>give me their student id so i can buy tickets over the phone.  any kind
friend
>willing to help me out.  i am local so getting to money to you is no problem.
>please please please someone out there has to be willing.  i am stuck here
all
>day - don't see the sun except when i walk in in the am - get out of work
about
>9 pm these days....am i painting a sad enough picture here.


just be aware that depending on the school, you may not be able to use a
"student" ticket without that school's student id the night of the show too.


at indiana university, for instance, you need to show your student id when
you buy the ticket (the ticket is clearly marked as a student ticket) and
also the day of the event (or you don't get in -- which has happened to me
:).


i would hate for someone get a ticket to an ig show that they aren't
allowed to use, so you should probably check into each school's "student
ticket" policy.


deb


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date: thu, 26 mar 1998 11:19:52 +1100 (est)
from: sherlyn koo <sherlyn@fl.net.au>
subject: [ig-news] pete seeger tribute review


hey folks,


found this review of the pete seeger tribute album...


cheers,
sherlyn

where have all the flowers gone: the songs of pete seeger
red house records

by mark athitakis


the great thing about pete seeger's songs is that you -- yes, you --
can sing them. at 79, seeger, america's greatest living folk singer,
still knows better than anyone that a good song can be a wonderfully
subversive thing: the line you find yourself singing along with might
not be one you agree with, but in being sung, it sticks. while a
virtuoso banjo player, seeger never claimed to have a great voice
himself, just a willingness and massive talent for getting his and
others' songs across to others. "my main purpose as a musician," he
once said, "is to put songs on people's lips, not just in their ear."


unfortunately, as a tribute to seeger's life and work, "where have
all the flowers gone" rarely recognizes that purpose. instead of
immediacy, the collected artists substitute overproduction; instead
of solid interpretation, they come up with self-indulgence. the
famous and not-so-famous rock and folk musicians who try their hand
at the seeger catalog are talented, talented, so talented, they
mostly wind up subverting the lovely simplicity that is seeger's
trademark. listening to the overcooked covers by the indigo girls
("letter to eve"), bruce springsteen ("we shall overcome") and
jackson browne and bonnie raitt ("kisses sweeter than wine"),
there's a sense that they've missed the point entirely.


which only goes to show that while it's hard to be a great singer
or songwriter, it's harder still to be a great storyteller. it might
be churlish to say that studs terkel has the album's best moments in
a pair of short readings of seeger's poems, but the oral historian
actually gets what seeger was doing as a folk singer -- speaking for
the people in a people's voice. and it's also not that ironic that
actor tim robbins also shines with a brilliantly dramatic reading of
the antiwar anthem "all my children of the sun," complete with
children's choir ("bob roberts" proved he had a full understanding
of folk's power).  singing children are a recurring theme on the
record, appearing on three other songs; robbins' success aside, they
tend to drown "where have all the flowers gone" and "to everyone in
the world" in i'd-like-to-buy-the-world-a-coke sentimentality.
seeger always had a soft spot for peace messages in his songs, but
they never sound too soft when he sings them; here, they're mawkish
mush.


the remainder of the set's rare successes understand that seeger was
attempting to create a perfect combination of memorable (read:
undiluted) music and messages. canadian folk-rocker bruce cockburn's
strong, simple reading of "turn, turn, turn" rescues that song from
its hippie hell, ani difranco's "my name is lisa kalvelage" is as
ethereal and pointed as her best work and bluesman guy davis'
jarring "false from true" is a tremendous interpretation of seeger's
lament on martin luther king jr.'s assassination. however, even the
best of the nearly 30 performers -- holly near, roger mcguinn,
richie havens, nanci griffith -- wind up fumbling seeger's music.
play "flowers" against seeger's finest moments ("songs of struggle
and protest 1930-1950" is a good place to start), and the difference
between the two is immediate ... and depressing.


as if to steer the album in the right direction, seeger himself gets
the last word in. on a new song, "and still i am searching," his
voice now sounds disarmingly frail, but he's still conveying his
words and music simply and directly. if his voice is no longer as
strong as it once was, his commitment to the power of folk music
still remains. it's a fitting, and cautionary, end to an album that
attempts to place america's finest living folk singer on a pedestal.
except we don't need pete seeger on a pedestal. we just need more
pete seegers.


salon | march 16, 1998


mark athitakis is a regular contributor to salon.

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date: thu, 26 mar 1998 12:33:13 +1100 (est)
from: sherlyn koo <sherlyn@fl.net.au>
subject: [ig-news] re: 1998 guinness fleadh


[sherlyn's note: this is a repost of a message that was
originally posted to the indigo girls newsgroup,
alt.music.indigo-girls.]


from: "mike evans" <mike@prodigy.net>
newsgroups: alt.music.indigo-girls
subject: re: 1998 guinness fleadh
date: wed, 25 mar 1998 18:28:57 -0500


matthew hynes wrote in message <6ep8nd$be0$1@news.megsinet.net>...
>    i saw on mtv news that the girls were scheduled to play at this years
>fleadh fest, along with sinead o'conner and others. can anyone confirm
>this? and if so, which dates are they scheduled to play?
>


this is all the information i could find on that tour, it's collected from
www sites so may not be 100% accurate. i don't know yet when tickets will be
on sale either.

nyc june 13th randall's island
the corrs, sinead o'connor, chumbawamba, squeeze, the chieftains, nanci
griffith, richard thompson, mary black, dar williams, chris smither


nyc june 14th randall's island
x, tracy chapman, rosanne cash, yo la tengo, indigo girls, wilco, billy
bragg, los lobos


chicago june 20th arlington international racecourse
x, the corrs, john lee hooker, dar williams


san francisco june 27th venue tba
x, the corrs


playing, no dates/cities given:
clancy, o'connell & clancy, loudon wainwright iii, the devlins, blink, jeb
loy nichols, john martyn, rubyhorse, rogues march, great sea, susan mckeown,
kila, joe ely, john cale, eileen ivers, frances black, too cynical to cry,
pierce turner, black 47, mary coughlan, young dubliners, paul brady, luka
bloom, capercaille, donal lunny band, the drovers, john fahey, kelly family,
shane macgowan, natalie macmaster, saw doctors

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date: wed, 25 mar 1998 21:38:30 -0400
from: ohsusanna@sugar-river.net (i slut for sleater-k)
subject: [ig-news] dartmouth show


hi everyone--


several folks from the big list have sent me email inquiring about the
dartmouth show on april 24th. i figured i'd post to this list too in case
any of you are interested (i figured everyone who'd be going would be on
the baigl lsit, silly me!)

the show is indeed scheduled for april 24th at leede arena at dartmouth,
which is in hanover (west central) new hampshire. the *only* way to get
tickets is by getting them at the box office, there are no phone sales or
ticketmaster. they go on sale monday to students only (at non-student
prices which students can also buy). i am buying a block for folks on
monday when they go on sale by positioning a couple of really nice students
to help out. because they go on sale monday and i don't have extra money to
spot people ticket costs, let me know if you'd like to go and if it doesn't
sell out monday (there are only 2000 tickets) i'll try to get you a ticket
tuesday...chances are if you email me tonight, your money will reach me by
tuesday......


if you're nervous about sending money to a total stranger, i promise i am
trustworthy and will send it back if the ticket-buying doesn't work out
because it sells out too fast. i have a number of people on this list that
can vouch for my honesty and besides, they know where i live so they'll
come beat me up for you;)


also....i work at dartmouth, so i may be able to figure something out. let
me know if this interests you and i haven't heard from you yet.


thanks


amore,
susita

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