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ig-news-digest          monday, july 20 1998          volume 01 : number 138


today's subjects:
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  [ig-news] minneapolis on sale now!!!              [lawyerman <eml@sky.net>]
  [ig-news] vh1-lilith ig transcript          [mel <melsouth@mindspring.com>]
  [ig-news] rare indigo stuff for sale (fwd)  [sherlyn koo <sherlyn@fl.net.a]
  [ig-news] lilith at merriweather (fwd)    [sherlyn koo <sherlyn@fl.net.au>]


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date: sun, 19 jul 1998 10:12:12 -0500
from: lawyerman <eml@sky.net>
subject: [ig-news] minneapolis on sale now!!!


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

the tm web site shows that the minneapolis stop on the suffragette
sessions tour is on sale as of this morning. tickets are $18 plus the
usual scalper's charges. i've got my tickets - see ya there!


eddie


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date: sun, 19 jul 1998 16:39:21 -0400
from: mel <melsouth@mindspring.com>
subject: [ig-news] vh1-lilith ig transcript


[sherlyn's note: this message was originally sent to the indigo
girls mailing list at netspace.org.  this is a transcript of an
interview that was aired on vh1 in the us.]

transcript of ig interviews from vh1-lilith special (orig air date: sun
12 july 1998)


interviewer for vh1: cynthia garrett


interview date: fri 19 june 1998 - lilith fair 98 opening day -
portland, or

about "the gender issue" -- men at lilith:


es: there are some very key men. the people in sarah's
management -- marty who promoted and books the tour, the
agent... and the guys in the bands, at least last year they
were all awesome and we all got along so well. i mean...
we're all here together. this festival to us isn't really
like a man vs woman thing. we don't even think about the
gender issue anymore.


[from another sound bite]
es: we totally believe in diversity. that's what life is all
about -- celebrating it!

int: there's a lot of fans out there who will be watching.
what would you say to them -- out there -- about this whole
tour and what it means?


es: wish you were here! (laughter)


ar: yeah, wish you were here!... hmm... (laughter) i don't know.


es: it's about the power of women's spirit... it's about the
power of our musical gifts... it's about joining that together.
but in the end it feels much more universal than that because
we have men and women -- out in the crowd, in the bands, running
the shows. to me it's just about bringing people together
through the views of women musicians, through our strength. so
it's a good thing.


ar: and respect your elders. i'm into this idea that there are
all these grandmas out there that were suffragettes... just
respect your elders and realize that they paved the road for us.


es: that's the truth.

int: in what way has lilith fair affected your career in the
last year?


es: it gave us a big shot in the arm -- there's no doubt about
that. last year when we agreed to do the tour, we really just
thought -- oh, that sounds like a lot of fun. but it turns out
that we *never* could have played to crowds this big last year.
>from last year, it was a real boost -- it introduced us to new
fans. it kept things going for us at a time when, to be honest,
we were feeling a little lull in our career. so we're thankful
for that.

int: you two took a lot of criticism this tour...


ar: the high schools? yeah...


int: and you've handled it *so* well... (fumbles for words)


es: what happened was we were gonna do some high school shows --
and it ended up some of them got canceled -- cuz we're gay --
plain and simple. so what we did was schedule shows in those
towns anyway, after school. all the kids were offered free tickets
and the shows were full... and a lot of kids walked out of their
schools in protest and were suspended... but... you know -- at
first it hurt our feelings -- but it's so much bigger than what
it has to due with us. it was more about... in the end about the
way a dialogue was opened about these issues. and that homophobia
exists -- it's alive and well all over the country, all over the
world. and this was a chance for people to come together and say --
we don't think this is right, that a *concert*, just pure music,
should be canceled because of sexual orientation.


int: maybe sometimes the attention helps to get rid of the issue,
sort of... or the problem...


ar: there's a very high suicide rate for gay teenagers -- *very
high*... there's no dialogue sometimes with the parents... and
kids end up on the streets, killing themselves, going into
prostitution, and drugs... just for *that*... just to open some
kind of dialogue. parents talk to your kids -- don't lecture them
- -- just talk to them...

int: what attracted you guys to lilith fair?


es: it was a lot of things. it was the amount of money that was
given away to charities and local groups. it was the camaraderie
among the women and the men in the band and the people who ran
the show. it was sarah's vision for a festival like this. it...
breaking down some barriers -- it's been a male dominated
society -- i mean industry -- and society as well...


ar: i'm gonna say the same stuff actually... the charitable
aspect is definitely a big draw for me. these big festivals can
do so much for donating money. it always feels better when you
know that you're part of something.


[from another sound bite]
ar: the presentation of the check to the women's charities was
always a pretty fabulous moment -- this massive amount of money
that no one expected -- and there would be tears and little
exclamations of joy.

about lilith "breaking the rules":


es: this is the first one of it's kind, so that makes it special.
and you know, in the past, radio programmers won't put women
artists back-to-back when they will men... and the promoters
balking at more than one woman on a bill -- those kinds of things
- -- sarah took this tour and blew all those things away... so it's
good... it's good...

int:  did you guys expect last year to be so successful -- or
were you just as surprised?


ar: i think i expected it to be successful honestly. the bill was
made up of a lot people who had big radio success, big album
success -- and to me it was a "no lose" situation. i think emily
and i were really the underdogs as far as that kind of commercial
success.

int: what inspires you guys to write music?


es: *life* (laughter) you know what i mean...


ar: sinead o'connor... (laughter) [note: there was another quick
ig sound bite related to all of the artists being asked their
opinions about sinead -- as a build up to the interviewer's chat
with sinead]


es: experiences, travels... we've met a lot of really amazing
people along our journey... films, good books, conversations,
things that bother us, injustices in the world that are rampant...


int:  what is your writing process like? isn't it you write
separately and don't try to interpret for each other?


es: right. i write my songs; amy writes hers. and in the end
we collaborate on the arrangements -- we work on harmonies,
guitar parts, instrument parts -- and go into the studio and work
together on all the songs.


int: is there ever a time when you go -- "you know, emily, i really
think you should do it this way"?


es: sure (laughter)


ar: yeah, she doesn't listen to me. (laughter) we give each other
suggestions, but usually only when asked -- "maybe you should
write an extra verse or maybe there should be an extra chorus."
- -- things like that... but it's not... it's constructive criticism.
it's friendly. i think we depend on each other for mutual support,
and criticism, really.


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date: mon, 20 jul 1998 12:23:02 +1000 (est)
from: sherlyn koo <sherlyn@fl.net.au>
subject: [ig-news] rare indigo stuff for sale (fwd)


hey folks,


found this on the newsgroup (alt.music.indigo-girls).
i have no affiliation etc, disclaimer disclaimer
disclaimer etc etc etc...


- -sherlyn
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sherlyn koo - sherlyn@fl.net.au            [sydney, australia]
"looking back, seeing far - landing right where we are..."
                                        - dar williams


- --begin forwarded message--
from: cd-hunter@webtv.net (demetrius souza)
newsgroups: alt.music.indigo-girls
subject: rare indigo stuff for sale
date: sat, 18 jul 1998 19:06:49 -0400 (edt)


postage extra.email me for rates and for my complete list of very rare
indigo stuff for sale

joking
us 1 track promo picture cd, p/s$11


starter kit
us deleted 7 track limited edition cd album, $25


swamp ophelia
limitied edition autographed lp, sealed $50


touch me fall
us 1 track promo cd in digipack$11


d.souza
8135 abbott ave.#4b
miami beach-fl 33141-1675
usa
cd-hunter@webtv.net


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date: mon, 20 jul 1998 12:41:19 +1000 (est)
from: sherlyn koo <sherlyn@fl.net.au>
subject: [ig-news] lilith at merriweather (fwd)


hey folks,


here's another one i found on the newsgroup...


- -sherlyn
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sherlyn koo - sherlyn@fl.net.au            [sydney, australia]
"looking back, seeing far - landing right where we are..."
                                        - dar williams


- --begin forwarded message--
from: indigokat@aol.com (indigokat)
newsgroups: alt.music.indigo-girls
subject: lilith at merriweather
date: 19 jul 1998 05:54:29 gmt


hello all


got in about an hour ago from lilith fair at merriweather.  here's the set list


tried to be true
galileo
gone again
least complicated
shed you skin with great trumpet solo from woman in sarah's band
get out the map
take a load off(???) i am guessing this a cover, joined by other lilith folks
water is wide with sarah mc and another great trumpet solo
closer to fine with lots of folks but noticeably absent.....natalie
merchant.....hmmmmm


[...]


indi


  
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