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ig-news-digest           friday, may 1 1998           volume 01 : number 060


                               today's subjects:
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  [ig-news] chapel hill show 4/29 and setlist   [srb9@acpub.duke.edu (sarah)]
  [ig-news] homophobia cancels indigo girls in sc  [margaret clayton <margar]
  [ig-news] tennessee hs cancels ig           [mel <melsouth@mindspring.com>]
  [ig-news] text of statements from mtv         [deb reiser <dreiser@wi.net>]
  [ig-news] sydney 2/26/98 boot tree  [leslie holeman <holeman@cats.ucsc.edu]
  [ig-news] another article about the irmo show  [deb reiser <dreiser@wi.net]


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date: thu, 30 apr 1998 16:35:02 gmt
from: srb9@acpub.duke.edu (sarah)
subject: [ig-news] chapel hill show 4/29 and setlist


[sherlyn's note: this message was originally sent to the indigo
girls newsgroup, alt.music.indigo-girls.  the two songs the
author wasn't sure about are pink floyd's "wish you were here"
and amy's new song "nuevo senorita".]

i kinda agree- it was fairly short. terri and the longhaulers was the
opening band, and they were good-had a country flavor to them. they
played for 45 minutes, and then the girls came out around five after
nine. i thought-"cool-we won't get out until around 11pm" the concert
ended at 10:30. :( the concert was amazing though- just the two of
them- and they played lots of their older stuff. amy played shed your
skin and cut it out, neither of which are personal favorites of mine,
but hearing the acoustic version of it *live* was pretty neat. i think
amy's new songs are indeed mellowing- they sound like things emily
would have written, and had an emphasis on mandolin, which she is
playing very well. here's the full set list for those of you who keep
track:


world falls
get out the map
joking
hammer and a nail
shame on you
power of two
cut it out-this turned into a short improv section which then turned


    into what sounded like a really old song. i think people in the
    audience recognized it, but i was not familiar with it. one of the
    first two or three lines had the phrase "grey skies"in it, there
    was no chorus. anyone know which song this was, or was it just an
     improv?
least complicated
i don't wanna know-great stuff!
love's recovery
shed your skin
"new song"-introduced as amy having written it about chiapas women,
    it was not chiapas bound. phrase often repeated-"in a
     place where your heart stays..." beautiful
it's alright
chickenman-long solo by random guy with harmonica, long improv section
      as well
galileo


*encore*
virginia woolf
"gone again" -sounded more polished than i had read about on the ng.
closer to fine. -of course


anyone with insight as to which songs those could have been- please
post! thanks!


sarah


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date: thu, 30 apr 1998 22:54:14 -0600
from: margaret clayton <margaret@uchicago.edu>
subject: [ig-news] homophobia cancels indigo girls in sc


begin forwarded material:
> >sender: postmaster@ngltf.org
> >reply-to: ngltf@ngltf.org
> >mime-version: 1.0
> >precedence: bulk
> >date:  thu, 30 apr 98 20:03:06 -0400
> >from: ngltf <ngltf@ngltf.org>
> >to: multiple recipients of activist - sent by <ngltf@ngltf.org>
> >subject:  homophobia cancels indigo girls in sc
> >
> >
> >************************************************************
> >national gay and lesbian task force
> >press release
> >
> >contact: tracey conaty, communications director
> >tconaty@ngltf.org
> >202/332-6483 x3303
> >800/757-6476 pager
> >
> >2320 17th street nw, washington, dc 20009
> >http://www.ngltf.org
> >*************************************************************
> >
> >homophobia cancels indigo girls concert
> >
> >"gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender youth face harassment
> >and violence in schools every day across the country. this is
> >precisely why." -- kerry lobel, ngltf executive director
> >
> >
> >washington, dc---april 30, 1998--- the national gay and lesbian
> >task force expressed outrage at the cancellation of a south carolina
> >high school performance by the popular duo the indigo girls. the
> >school's principal acted because the women are lesbians.
> >
> >"gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender youth face harassment and
> >violence in schools across the country. this is precisely why," stated
> >task force executive director kerry lobel. "we urge principal witt to
> >change his tune."
> >
> >the grammy award-winning duo, amy ray and emily saliers, were slated
> >to give a free half-hour performance during a may 7 talent show at irmo
> >high school near columbia. irmo high school principal gerald witt
> >canceled the show, saying through a spokesperson it was because saliers
> >and ray are lesbians. since publicity arose about the cancellation,
> >principal witt is attributing the cancellation to other reasons, in
> >addition to the sexual orientation of the performers.
> >
> >"the refrain of ray and saliers is integrity and respect for everyone.
> >principal witt certainly has a lesson or two to learn from the indigo
> >girls," said lobel.
> >
> >the indigo girls may be going forward with other arrangements for a
> >show in irmo next week. the irmo high school show was part of a series
> >of scheduled high school performances by the indigo girls.
> >
> >-30-
> >
> >the national gay and lesbian task force has worked to eliminate
> >prejudice, violence and injustice against gay, lesbian, bisexual
> >and transgendered people at the local, state and national level
> >since its inception in 1973.  as part of a broader social justice
> >movement for freedom, justice and equality, ngltf is creating a
> >world that respects and celebrates the diversity of human expression
> >and identity where all people may fully participate in society.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >_____________________________________________________________________
> >
> >founded in 1973, the national gay and lesbian task force works to
> >eliminate prejudice, violence and injustice against gay, lesbian,
> >bisexual and transgendered people at the local, state and national level.
> >as part of a broader social justice movement for freedom, justice and
> >equality, ngltf is creating a world that respects and celebrates the
> >diversity of human expression and identity where all people may fully
> >participate in society.
> end forwarded material

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date: fri, 01 may 1998 04:57:21 -0400
from: mel <melsouth@mindspring.com>
subject: [ig-news] tennessee hs cancels ig


this just in...
=================================================================
http://www.thestate.com


indigo girls may still play: controversy continues in irmo  


the indigo girls vowed to play somewhere in columbia next
thursday (may 7) as their tour ran into more problems when a
tennessee high school became the second school this week to
cancel a concert.


[germantown high school, principal ernest chism cancelled it allegedly
after hearing that ig used the "f word" at an april 13 high school
concert in loganville, ga.]


amy ray and emily saliers said thursday before their show at furman
university they were upset that their sexual orientation led irmo
high officials to cancel the folk-rock band's show.


"it hurts my feelings, but i understand prejudice and where hate
comes from," saliers said. "i know that it's in the world and it's
not just directed towards gay people, but it's directed towards
lots of groups of people.


[some irmo hs students plan a walk out at 8:45 am thursday, when the
concert was to begin. other students are wearing pink or rainbow-colored
clothing to show their feelings.


also, there is word that besides germantown, another unnamed tennessee
high school (franklin hs, franklin or farragut hs, knoxville) is
considering cancelling ig's concert.


sc natives, hootie and the blowfish, are outraged and say that they will
perform a free concert for students *with* ig in sc.]
==================================================================


stay tuned...


- --
        -- mel  <melsouth@mindspring.com>


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date: fri, 1 may 1998 11:12:36 -0500
from: deb reiser <dreiser@wi.net>
subject: [ig-news] text of statements from mtv


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

for those who don't have web access, here is the text of the articles that
were mentioned by deb and dan:


deb


- -----------------------------------------------------------


(here's the one that deb referred to)
update: indigo girls speak out on show cancellation indigo girls


the may 7 date of the indigo girls' spring tour of college and high school
campuses was canceled yesterday after parents leveled complaints about the
nature of the free show.


according to a spokesman for the irmo high school, the indigo girls concert
was canceled because of their sexuality, because the show was to be held
during school hours, and because of complaints from parents that any show,
much less one by a pair of lesbians, would be an inappropriate use of the
school assembly.


in response to local officials pulling the plug on the show, indigo girl
emily sailers issued a statement today which read:


"we are saddened and angry to hear that our show at irmo high school has
been canceled. it is a blatant case of homophobia. the show was canceled
because we are gay. in the wake of recent violence in schools and the often
bleak environment for kids which includes the cutting of school arts
programs and lack of creative outlets, we believe that playing free high
school shows provide a positive musical and emotional experience for high
school students. despite this particular cancellation, we will play in
columbia, sc and we'd like to thank the people there and elsewhere who
support our collective message of respect and justice for all human beings"


as we previously reported (see "chumbawamba, foo fighters, indigo girls,
david byrne to play music midtown fest"), the indigo girls will be greeted
by friendlier faces when it plays the music midtown fest in atlanta,
georgia, on friday.


(here's the article dan referred to)
the indigo girls are waging war against
sexual discrimination in irmo, s.c., where a high
school principal on wednesday canceled a may 7
show by the group because of their homosexuality.


responding to complaints leveled by approximately
40 parents who felt the folk rock duo should not
play during a free school assembly, irmo high
school principal gerald witt axed the show much
to the dismay of many students and teachers.
following the announcement, indigo girl emily
saliers issued a statement blasting the close-minded
minority in irmo and promised to play a show there
regardless of their objections.


"despite this particular cancellation, we will play in
columbia, s.c. and we'd like to thank the people
there and elsewhere who support our collective
message of respect and justice for all human
beings," saliers said.


the grammy-winning duo plans to perform at an
alternative venue in irma next thursday afternoon
when students of the high school can attend on their
own time. "they're going to play in someone's house
if they have to, but they will play," lisa markowitz,
the band's publicist at epic records, told jamtv on
thursday.


originally slated as the last concert in a string of
high school and college shows, the irma high
school event was organized in part by the school
newspaper, the stinger. editor-in-chief of the paper,
jennifer barnhard, told jamtv on thursday that
students and teachers are up in arms over the
decision. some of the teenagers are organizing a
walk-out for next thursday and signing a petition,
while the faculty is planning to wear pink t-shirts in
protest.


"teachers preach to their students that they should
be open-minded in this society, and then this
close-minded, ignorant decision comes along and
negates everything that they have stood for,"
barnhard said. "what gives a parent the right to
define our cultural education?"


principal witt told the state newspaper on
wednesday that parents in the conservative southern
town objected to the open lesbian lifestyle of saliers
and amy ray.


"homophobia permeates the surface, especially in
many high school settings for gay and lesbian
students," tracey conaty, communications director
for the national gay and lesbian task force, told
jamtv on thursday. "the school's action was
bigoted and intolerant. it underscores why the
indigo girls' message is so important -- they are role
models to people trying to be sincere and honest."


the indigo girls were scheduled to play a 30-minute
show followed by a question-and-answer session
during a school rally. irma high school policy states
that students may attend study hall instead of rallies
if they wish, karen flowers, advisor to the
stinger, told jamtv on thursday.


since the cancellation was announced, the
1,800-student school has found itself the target of
national scorn and ridicule.


"this morning the bashing really started against irma
faculty and students," flowers said. "the students
are very concerned that this decision will reflect
badly on irma. they feel that music is music, and
the lifestyle of the group is not a question."


the indigo girls are slated to play three high schools
in tennessee before the proposed rescheduled irma
show.


hometown favorites hootie and the blowfish have
risen to the group's defense, saying they will do
whatever they can to help reschedule the event. as
the state reported on thursday, hootie manager
rusty harmon said, "the indigo girls represent
everything that is good about the music business.
they write beautiful songs and work for good
causes." (anni layne)

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date: fri, 1 may 1998 15:50:23 -0700
from: leslie holeman <holeman@cats.ucsc.edu>
subject: [ig-news] sydney 2/26/98 boot tree


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

hey everybody!!
ig tape collectors new and old--here's your chance to get a copy of this show!
state theatre, sydney australia, february 26, 1998


the setlist:
mystery
three hits
get out the map
land of canaan
hammer & a nail
don't give that girl a gun
it's alright
shame on you
power of two
cut it out/wish you were here
least complicated
i don't wanna know
leeds
romeo & juliet
galileo
chickenman


encore:
ghost
closer to fine


and here are the kind people who you'll get it from--email the person with
your birth month and set up your deal.  if you've got nothing to trade,
this is a great opportunity to get something. :)


january         lisa             memememi@aol.com
february       laura          laurajackson@mindspring.com
march            kristine      kricky@mhv.net
april             bonnie         bonster@u.washington.edu
may               melissa        bloodnfire@hotmail.com
june              jude             hunterj1@aol.com
july               sasha            indigofrk@aol.com
august            jeanette        reposa@scf-fs.usc.edu
september      amanda         biodb8er@rocketmail.com
october           leslie             holeman@cats.ucsc.edu
november        missy           msinghaus@msmisp.com
december        lisa             memememi@aol.com


and if you're outside of the u.s., e-mail kathrin:
kathrin.siegmund@stud.uni-hannover.de
she doesn't have the tape yet, but she will soon!
(australians can *probably* get it from sherlyn though)


the tape is 100min. (with a lot of extra space, so it *may* fit on a 90--i
haven't checked).


there ya go--have fun!! :)
leslie


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date: fri, 1 may 1998 11:33:58 -0500
from: deb reiser <dreiser@wi.net>
subject: [ig-news] another article about the irmo show


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

here's a story from friday's the state (www.thestate.com)


deb


indigo girls may still play
controversy continues to strum on in irmo
by alan richard, yon lambert and leroy chapman


the indigo girls vowed to play somewhere in columbia next thursday as their
tour ran into more problems when a tennessee high school became the second
school this week to cancel a concert.


amy ray and emily saliers said thursday before their show at furman
university they were upset that their sexual orientation led irmo high
officials to cancel the folk-rock band's show.


"it hurts my feelings, but i understand prejudice and where hate comes
from," saliers said. "i know that it's in the world and it's not just
directed towards gay people, but it's directed towards lots of groups of
people.


"we're just trying to play shows, we're just trying to play music. our
message is positive."


but two days after irmo high school halted concert plans because ray and
saliers are lesbians, the principal of germantown high school in surburban
memphis nixed tuesday's concert over language in one of their songs.


thursday morning, germantown high principal ernest chism stopped the duo's
plans to perform after hearing the band used a vulgar lyric at an april 13
concert at a high school in loganville, ga.


"we were told that one of the singers used the 'f word' in a song and
really emphasized it,'' chism said. "it wasn't something that was just
slurred. we didn't think that was appropriate for our school. we were
misled, to say the least.''


someone called chism after the loganville performance and told him about
the lyric. chism then called the high school and verified it. he said he
didn't know the indigo girls are homosexual until he called the georgia
school, but said that wasn't a factor in his decision.


at irmo high, controversy over the band and the decision dominated
conversation thursday.


student newspaper editor jennifer barnhard said normally vibrant principal
gerald witt was subdued and withdrawn.


"from my personal experience, he's not the type of person to do this,"
barnhard said. "i think he knew wholeheartedly that the decision he made
would forever change the relationship with his students."


witt said he's the one who made the decision to cancel the half-hour
concert and interview session scheduled for next thursday. some parents had
complained, and he said he worried that the show was becoming more of a
controversy than an educational experience.


students speculated the decision came from david eckstrom - the local
school board chairman in district 5 of lexington and richland counties who
is running for the republican nomination for state education superintendent.


"i didn't really have a part in it," eckstrom said thursday, though he
supports the move. "there were enough concerns about the disruption, about
the agenda being promoted, that i thought the school made a wise decision
not to have the program."


eckstrom said it appears the indigo girls are "promoting an agenda," citing
an article in an atlanta gay newspaper in which they discussed their
sexuality.


he added that he believes "most parents strongly support the decision," but
barnhard said most students at irmo disagree.


"he's got his own agenda," barnhard said of eckstrom. ".he indigo girls are
not coming here to promote their political agenda. (eckstrom has) something
to gain out of this. the rest of us don't."


the issue won't end with this week's events.


ninth-grader darryl walker said he and other students plan to walk out of
the school at 8:45 a.m. thursday, when the indigo girls concert was to begin.


barnhard said word of the walkout had spread throughout the school thursday.


she said some students may find other ways to protest: wearing pink or
rainbow-colored clothing to show tolerance of gays and lesbians.


"we're trying to be the people who are mature and open-minded," barnhard said.


still, irmo high's decision may be putting the duo's other upcoming high
school visits in jeopardy.


besides the school in germantown, another tennessee high school is
considering canceling a show, said leslie aldredge, founding partner of the
new york city-based shagg network.


the network, which helped schedule the concert at irmo high, is a group of
high school newspapers and radio stations that helps students interview
musicians and review albums.


aldredge said she spoke wednesday with other columbia-area schools
interested in hosting a concert. at least one - hammond school - decided
against it. spring valley high school had initially declined an offer for
the concert before irmo accepted.


the indigo girls' manager, russell carter, said he is collaborating with
hootie and the blowfish manager rusty harmon to reschedule the
columbia-area concert outdoors somewhere. members of the two bands are
friends and harmon offered to help reschedule the show.


"we just want to make sure the kids get what they were promised, which is a
show by the indigo girls," harmon said.


carter said saliers and ray want the concert to be free and open to students.


"they know students on the whole are very supportive," carter said.
"obviously they're not going to do it at the high school...but (the band)
is definitely coming."


commenting from los angeles, where they are recording their new album,
members of hootie and the blowfish also expressed dismay over irmo high's
decision.


"(it) was naive, and wrong," said guitarist mark bryan, who recently became
a father. "human sexuality is a natural part of all of us. don't hide it
from your children; help them understand it. then let them live their own
lives."


saliers says fears the group wants to indoctrinate kids into the gay
lifestyle are absurd.


"you can't make a person be gay," saliers said.


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