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ig-news-digest         tuesday, april 14 1998         volume 01 : number 044


                               today's subjects:
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  [ig-news] confirmed ig lilith fair dates      [deb reiser <dreiser@wi.net>]
  [ig-news] indigo girls contest            [yvonne mojica <yvonne@cgim.com>]
  [ig-news] indigos' guitars        [nighthawk <dcw2428@osfmail.isc.rit.edu>]
  [ig-news] melbourne australia 2/21/98 tape tree announcement  [memememi <m]
  [ig-news] re: vh1 lilith                    [mel <melsouth@mindspring.com>]
  [none]                                        [memememi <memememi@aol.com>]


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date: mon, 13 apr 1998 09:47:33 -0500
from: deb reiser <dreiser@wi.net>
subject: [ig-news] confirmed ig lilith fair dates


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

hi kiddies :)


although the dates for lilith fair won't be officially announced until an
april 16th (thursday) press conference in la, i was able to get
confirmation of the dates ig will play.


the final list is pretty darn close to what has been previously posted. the
only real changes affect the east coast (there is a god ;) as there appears
to be no boston, philadelphia or camden, nj dates as previously hoped for.
the tba dates for oklahoma and nm don't appear to be happening either. the
other change is that the indianapolis date is on the 4th of july, not the
3rd as previously posted.


i suppose more dates could still happen (because there are a couple of gaps
in the schedule), but so far these are the _confirmed_ dates for ig (sorry,
i don't have any other confirmed lilith dates nor do i know when tickets go
on sale)


deb


6/19/98 / portland meadows / portland, oregon
6/20/98 / the gorge / george, washington
6/21/98 / the gorge / george, washington
6/23/98 / shoreline amphitheatre / mountain view, california
6/24/98 / shoreline amphitheatre / mountain view, california
6/26/98 / del mar fairgrounds / del mar, california
6/27/98 / rose bowl / pasadena, california
6/28/98 / blockbuster desert sky pavilion / phoenix, arizona
7/2/98 / sandstone amphitheatre / bonner springs, kansas
7/4/98 / deer creek music center / noblesville, indiana
7/5/98 / polaris amphitheater / columbus, ohio
7/6/98 / pine knob music theatre / clarkston, michigan
7/7/98 / pine knob music theatre / clarkston, michigan
7/13/98 / pnc bank arts center / holmdel, new jersey
7/15/98 / jones beach theatre / wantagh, new york
7/16/98 / jones beach theatre / wantagh, new york
7/19/98 / merriweather post pavilion / columbia, maryland
7/21/98 / gte virginia beach amphitheatre / virginia beach, virginia


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date: mon, 13 apr 1998 17:01:16 -0400 (edt)
from: yvonne mojica <yvonne@cgim.com>
subject: [ig-news] indigo girls contest


[sherlyn's note: this was sent to me personally, but since
the april 27 show is in new york and, well, i don't live
anywhere near there, it's probably best off here...]

hello!  we are running an indigo girls contest online and
hope you'll link to it this week and next week.  and tell
all of your friends about it!  also, feel free to enter
the contest.  i've included a description of the contest
below with a link to promoart of all different shapes
and sizes for you to copy.


promoart is at:


http://www.netguide.com/promoart/indigo.html

please be sure to link to:


http://www.netguide.com/special/women/indigo/contest.html


if you have any questions, please email aliza@cgim.com
for further details.


thanks for your support!


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cybergrrl, inc. intern

about the contest:


name the indigo girls' mystery song, and you'll
be entered to win a grand prize of two tickets and
backstage passes to their april 27, 1998 concert
in new york city,
plus a complete set of indigo girl cds. two
runners up will each receive two tickets to the
same concert and a copy of the indigo girls'
newest cd. clues to the mystery song can be
found at a handful of participating indigo girls fan
pages readers can find beginning on the contest
page.


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date: mon, 13 apr 1998 21:31:26 -0400
from: nighthawk <dcw2428@osfmail.isc.rit.edu>
subject: [ig-news] indigos' guitars


[sherlyn's note: this message was originally posted to the indigo
girls mailing list at netspace.org.  you may have seen this before
but i think it's worthwhile...]

> speaking of guitars, im fixing to get one and was ondering what kinds of
> acoustics the girls play especially amy (my love).


   since there's been all this commotion about the ig's guitars, i thought
i'd type out a bit i saw in acoustic guitar magazine...  without
permission, of course, but i doubt they'll mind too much:


   indigo girls - emily saliers and amy ray play a battery of martin
guitars.  ray's main ones are an 0-18, a black j-40m, a d-35, and a j-40
12-string.  "i've never found anything that sounded better," says ray.
"i've played everything.  i'll hear bruce springsteen play a takamine, and
i'll go, 'oh my god, i want to sound like that,' and then i'll play it and
it doesn't sound as good.  i play so hard.  martins are great 'cause
they're bluegrass instruments and you can bang on them."  (darius's note:
amy "bangs" a lot harder than most.  she has to have her bridge saddles
custom done so her strings don't buzz all over the place.  most of us
don't have the stamina to do that...)  like most bluegrass players, she
uses medium gauge strings---a martin set.  ray also has several guitars
made by kent everett, including a 12-string and two six-strings, one of
which she uses on stage as a high-strung guitar for the song "mystery."
"his guitars sound the best of the guitars that i've heard high-strung,"
she says.  "i love the sound of a high-strung guitar, but it's the kind of
thing you don't want to overuse."
   saliers' main acoustics are a brazilian rosewood d-35, a rare koa d-45,
and a j-40, all strung with d'addario lights.  she also plays an
alvarez-yairi classical and a wood-bodied dobro (which she used on "this
train revised" from swamp ophelia).  for electrics, she plays a mid-60's
stratocaster and an "old, cheesy" national through either a vox ac-30
reissue or a peavey 50 classic with two 12-inch speakers.
   both ray and saliers use shubb capos and dunlop tortex picks.  saliers
sometimes uses a thumbpick along with her bare fingers.  "i've never quite
gotten used to fingerpicks," she says.  "they make your fingers feel
disconnected from what's going on."  using bare fingers also allows her to
switch easily from fingerpicking to strumming, as she often does in
mid-song.
   ray and saliers use l.r. baggs pickups and tc electronics preamps for
the amplification of all their acoustics except for saliers' dobro, which
has a highlander pickup.  "we're picky, picky," says ray.  "i mean, i can
hear a string imbalance in the middle of a crowded bar.  it's important to
me.  the guitar has to be an extension of you in order to perform with it,
so it's got to sound great.  it can sound great in a crappy bar or a big
room.  it's not [about having] the most expensive equipment; it's just
that your guitar has to feel like you."  they use no other effects on
their acoustics, except for when saliers switches to an amp sound for an
occasional slide break.
   clearly ray and saliers are tone fanatics, although they don't consider
themselves true guitarheads.  "we're not equipment goobers," ray says,
"but there's nothing wrong with equipment goobers.  some of my best
friends are."


   ok, just to clarify to everybody here the futility (unless you're rich)
of acquiring ig gear (trust me, i'd love to do it), here's a sampling of
prices:


   o-18: $2,130   d-35: $2,430   j-40: $3,250   d-45: $7,480
   60's stratocaster: between $3-$6,000.


   man, i'd kill to be their guitar tech...


   darius


"does it sing like the hymns of a thousand years
or is it just pop emotion..."
    ---indigo girls, "mystery"


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date: mon, 13 apr 1998 22:15:25 edt
from: memememi <memememi@aol.com>
subject: [ig-news] melbourne australia 2/21/98 tape tree announcement


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

hello,


at long last, i think i'm ready to announce the tree.   here are the details:


date:  2/21/98
show:  melbourne theatre, melbourne, australia
tape length:  100 minutes


as usual, email the person who is in charge of your birth month.   any
questions?  email me!


here are the branches:


january - tigger <ndygotiggr@aol.com>
february - melissa <msinghaus@msmisp.com>
march - alison <alisont@netcom.com>
april - lisa <memememi@aol.com>
may - susan <scorpio7@sagami.or.jp>
june - lisa <nordeelm@caa.mrs.umn.edu>
july - caroline <hac@mail2.quiknet.com>
august - sasha <indigofrk@aol.com>
september - bon <bonster@u.washington.edu>
october - jeanette <reposa@scf-fs.usc.edu>
november - karen <kt14017@cedarnet.org>
december - chris <cbergquist@voyager.net>


canadian branch - sandy <dp823@freenet.carleton.ca>
australian branch - sherlyn <sherlyn@fl.net.au>


thanks!


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date: mon, 13 apr 1998 22:52:04 -0400
from: mel <melsouth@mindspring.com>
subject: [ig-news] re: vh1 lilith


[sherlyn's note: this message was originally sent to the indigo
girls mailing list at netspace.org.  for those in the us who
missed it the first time around...]

lisa wrote:


> for some reason i thought the vh1 lilith fair special on saturday
> was a rerun.  apparently it was *not*!  does anyone know when it
> might be aired again?


vh1's "lilith fair: a celebration" will be on again this thur night at
midnight edt. (technically fri 4/17, 12:00 am for vcrs)


kudos to: http://www.rockontv.com


peace,
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date: tue, 14 apr 1998 00:01:06 edt
from: memememi <memememi@aol.com>
subject: [none]


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


subject: melbourne, australia 2/21/98 tape tree setlist


oops - silly me!  i forgot this important bit of info in the last email
(thanks heather!)


the set list for the show is:


shame on you, hammer and a nail, dead man's hill, it's alright, land of
canaan, get out the map, don't give that girl a gun, virginia woolf, reunion,
power of two, cut it out/wish you were here, least complicated, chickenman,
galileo, kid fears, leeds, romeo & juliet, closer to fine


=)
lisa


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