lifeblood: listlogs: 1998v01n088-news


ig-news-digest         thursday, may 28 1998         volume 01 : number 088


today's subjects:
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  [ig-news] ig article in ny times              [memememi <memememi@aol.com>]
  [ig-news] ig in boston!!!       [sarah wardrop <swardrop@lynx.dac.neu.edu>]
  [ig-news] indigo poster auction   [adia difranco <saliers_ray@hotmail.com>]
  [ig-news] web links and an admin note     [sherlyn koo <sherlyn@fl.net.au>]


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date: wed, 27 may 1998 09:49:52 edt
from: memememi <memememi@aol.com>
subject: [ig-news] ig article in ny times


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

this is in today's (5/27/98) new york times:


i can only hope that i am reading this wrong.   crude moments?  subversive
lyrics?     they *are* joking, right?????


lisa


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the pop life: indigo girl power is squelched


the pop life / by neil strauss

  the most controversial music group in the country this month was not a
gangsta rap or shock rock band, but the indigo girls, the politically and
ecologically minded, grammy-winning female guitar duo. a spokeswoman for the
band's label, epic, said no one was more surprised than the indigo girls
themselves when three of five performances on a tour of high schools this
spring were canceled by school administrators.


  officials at the high school in irmo, s.c., were so serious about the
cancellation that when students protested their decision, five of them were
suspended for eight days. it didn't stop the students from protesting,
however: they have filed a lawsuit seeking damages from the school
superintendent and principal. schools in germantown and knoxville, tenn., also
backed out of scheduled concerts by the band.


  the reason, school administrators say, is the band's offensive lyrics and
complaints from parents. though amy ray of the indigo girls called the
principals of these schools and promised not to play any songs with profanity,
the administrators refused to back down. students as well as the epic label
say the concerts were canceled because the band members are openly gay, but
principals, among them edwin hedgepath of knoxville, maintain that there was
no way to make sure the band wouldn't use profanity in front of students. he
cited a previous indigo girls performance at a high school in which a song
with a curse word was used.


  scouring albums by the indigo girls for dirty lyrics, however, is like
watching "barney" for signs of intelligence: they are few and far between.
that isn't to say, however, that the indigo girls don't have their crude
moments. here are four of their more subversive lyrics, so you can decide for
yourself if this is the sort of thing young people should be exposed to:


  they advocate cutting classes -- "i remember the time when i came so close
with you/sent me skipping my class and running from school/and i bought you
that ring cause i was never cool" (from "least complicated").


  they worship pagan religions -- "you had to bring up reincarnation over a
couple of beers the other night?/now i'm serving time for mistakes made by
another in another lifetime/how long till my soul gets it right?" (from
"galileo").


  they employ unorthodox methods of teaching history -- "europe shed the blood
of indians/here i sit in the land of plenty/crying about my own virginity"
(from "scooter boys").


  they encourage acceptance of alternative life styles -- "hate me cause i'm
different, hate me cause i'm gay/truth of the matter come around one day"
(from "it's alright").


wednesday, may 27, 1998
copyright 1998 the new york times

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date: wed, 27 may 1998 12:33:15 -0400
from: sarah wardrop <swardrop@lynx.dac.neu.edu>
subject: [ig-news] ig in boston!!!


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

hi - i just read in the globe that ig are going to be at harborlights on
july 11.  tickets go on sale through next this sunday (5/31).  no idea
what time though.  i certainly hope it's true :)  later.
- -sarah

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date: wed, 27 may 1998 18:56:50 pdt
from: adia difranco <saliers_ray@hotmail.com>
subject: [ig-news] indigo poster auction


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

hey ya'll since i am jobless at the moment and need money for lilith
fair i've decided to auction off my indigo girls poster.
it's 26"x28" similar the cover of their "indigo girls" album, but it has
indigo girls written on the bottom in yellow and purple.
it's really in good condition, it's been rolled up and put away cuz i
was waiting until i could afford to buy a frame for it! so it really
needs a good home..
i'm gonna start the bidding at $9
it's open till sunday..


lamia

"i am a problem child
i've been wild all my days
all my anger and my rage
my senses said it would lead me astray
i said go go go
raise your hands
raise your hands high
don't take a seat
don't stand aside this time
don't assume anything
but go go go..."
- --amy ray, problem child


http://fly.to/ladylamia
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date: thu, 28 may 1998 13:58:57 +1000 (est)
from: sherlyn koo <sherlyn@fl.net.au>
subject: [ig-news] web links and an admin note


hey folks,


i spent awhile on altavista today and found a few more
links that might be of interest...


* there are a couple of screen shots from the ig/jewel/sarah
lilith fair rendition of "the water is wide" (taken from the
video) at http://www.thebox.com/video/bar_0578_01.


* there's an article and picture i don't recall ever having
seen before from august 1997 (well, some of the quotes look
familiar but i don't recall ever reading the article as a
whole) here: http://www.inthelife.com/fea9708c.htm.


lastly, an admin note.  as my signature says, i'm going away
next friday for about five days.  there'll be no news posted
during that time (unless somebody wants to step in and
guest-moderate while i'm gone - if you're interested and
you've had experience doing this sort of thing, let me know).
if you need admin help unsubbing or anything else, drop me a
line before i go away, or else you'll have to wait until i
come back...


thanks folks -
sherlyn
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sherlyn koo - sherlyn@fl.net.au                  [sydney, australia]
********** i will be away between june 5 and june 9 1998. **********
"this is the song that we are always just this side of singing..."
                                        - peter mulvey


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