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ig-news-digest       wednesday, august 26 1998       volume 01 : number 169


today's subjects:
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  [ig-news] suffragette article 8/22/98    [carolyn <underdog@earthlink.net>]
  [ig-news] detroit ss review           [amy vorpagel <vorpagel@hotmail.com>]
  [ig-news] vt suffragette boot tree  [java solis <worldfalls@earthlink.net>]
  [ig-news] me suff. session boot tree  [java solis <worldfalls@earthlink.ne]


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date: tue, 25 aug 1998 05:52:44 -0700
from: carolyn <underdog@earthlink.net>
subject: [ig-news] suffragette article 8/22/98


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

the cleveland plain dealer


suffragette sessions tour born during indigo girls'  break
by anastasia pantsios


08/22/98


  about five years ago, emily saliers and amy ray, collectively known as the
indigo girls, had an idea. the georgia duo, long known for their intense,
socially conscious folk-rock, batted around the idea of assembling a bunch
of musicians from different genres and mounting a traveling jam sesion.


that idea finally became reality this year in the form of the suffragette
sessions tour, which stops at the odeon tonight. ray, saliers and nine other
women musicians, many strangers to each other, hit the road this week after
a mere three days of rehearsals for a two-week minitour of showcase clubs
and small theaters.


saliers and ray started to plan the tour in earnest after last year's lilith
fair concluded.


"over the course of the year, we started talking about who we wanted to be
on the tour and where we wanted to play and things like keeping the ticket
prices low," explains saliers. "people are getting paid barely nothing and
we're all crammed together on a bus and staying in cheap places, so whoever
decided to go had to be in the spirit of that sort of socialist music
experiment."


the duo drew on musicians like former david bowie band member gail ann
dorsey, canadian songwriter jane siberry and luscious jackson's kate
schellenbach, all of whom they had worked with before, plus former breeder
josephine wiggs, jean smith of mecca normal, loudres perez and come's
founder-guitarist-vocalist thalia zedek, whom they had never even met.
(heart's ann wilson and violinist-vocalist lisa germano are also on the tour.)


each artist picked three songs, decided which other players she wanted and
made a tape with the chord changes and lyrics.


"everybody got a packet with everybody else's music and the person who
picked the songs would say, well, i'd like thalia to play guitar on this
song or i'd like gail to play drums instead of bass.  everyone listened to
the music and prepared themselves for rehearsals. it stayed pretty true to
form, but some people who weren't initially listed on the artist's
requirements would just pick up a banjo or play keyboards and add to the
texture of a song. i was
surprised at how effortless it was because we're all so different. but we've
learned the songs really quickly and we're enjoying each other's company."


she suggests that's due to a common passion for a wide range of music.


"i think everybody just loves to play music and has an open mind and
believes that just because you may be particularly drawn to one kind of
music doesn't mean you can't get a meaningful experience playing a different
kind of music."


saliers says it's almost an accident that this adventurous assemblage is all
women.


"it didn't start out as some grand design. maybe we just discussed it being
all women because women don't get that many opportunities to do this kind of
thing," she said.


"but lilith fair has shown that you can put large numbers of women acts
together and have a commercially successful tour and there's been a change
as far as radio programmers putting women back to back on their playlists.
but it's much more accepted for men to go out and be in rock bands, let
their hair down and do their thing than it is for women."


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date: tue, 25 aug 1998 05:33:29 pdt
from: amy vorpagel <vorpagel@hotmail.com>
subject: [ig-news] detroit ss review


[sherlyn's note: this is an excerpt of a message which was
originally sent to the indigo girls mailing list at
netspace.org.]

[...]


jane sibbery "hosted" and she rocked! emily was into it and made a lot
eye contact. smiles all over the place. amy was very detached. i think i
saw her look at the audience maybe 3 times. she closed her eyes, looked
at the microphone, stood with her back to us, or looked at the other
performers the whole time. but she did joke some and smiled a few times.


after the show, amy got right on the bus, said thanks for coming and all
that good stuff. emily signed some autographs... i didn't get one. :(
from her anyway. :)


sully rocks!! she is very bery kind and patient. everyone has said so
and i agree. she talked with a bunch of us, signed some autographs,
talked to us a bit... she gave some of us setlists. she is so polite and
friendly and makes lovely eye contact with everyone she talks to. *sigh*
it was very cool.
i got my shirt autographed by gail ann dorsey, lisa germano, sulli, rose
p, and thalia!! woohoo!!


here's the set list: (it all rocked!)
1. beginning of time (jane)
2. roll the dice (with a cute little picture of a die)
3. cimarron (thalia)
4. reptile (lisa)
5. tengo (lourdes)
6. chisar(?) (jean)
7. sister (amy)
8. power of two (em) rockin' dance song now!
9. wood floors (lisa)
10. pullin' a cloud (gail)
11. love is everything (jane)
12. under the skin (from lucious jackson)
13. pale light (thalia)
14. a song by rose (what a sweetheart!)
15. ziggy (gail)
16. soon to be nothing (emily)
17. vestigios (lourdes)
18. in canada-spoken (jean)
19. go go go (amy) rock!
encore
20. radio (lisa)
21. finale jam- everyone sang their most memorable line of the night.


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date: tue, 25 aug 1998 19:28:38 -0700
from: java solis <worldfalls@earthlink.net>
subject: [ig-news] vt suffragette boot tree


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

ok, now here's the info on the burlington suffragette boot....
this one is 110 min. long and just as fuzzy as the me boot.  below are the
branches and the set list.


uk                claudine    claudine@cablenet.co.uk
jan feb       alison        alisont@netcom.com
mar april      leslie        holeman@biology.ucsc.edu
may june     keri            kpink@unm.edu
july aug       karen        kt14017@cedarnet.org
sept oct      kathleen    sissookie@aol.com
nov dec      jude           hunterj1@aol.com
and for any overflow       worldfalls@earthlink.net


sidea
roll the dice-everyone
?-thalia zedek
intro-josephine wiggs
way below the radio-lisa germano
vestigios-lourdes perez
power of two-emily saliers
chisel-jean smith
love is everything-jane siberry
reptile-lisa germano
pullin' a cloud-gail ann dorsey
in canada-jean smith


sideb
go-amy ray
tengo la vida-lourdes perez
wood floors-lisa germano
fay tucker-ar
soon to be nothing-es
under your skin-ar
encore:
fisherman-jane siberry
blister in the sun-ar
ziggy stardust-gail ann dorsey

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date: tue, 25 aug 1998 19:28:36 -0700
from: java solis <worldfalls@earthlink.net>
subject: [ig-news] me suff. session boot tree


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

hey y'all,
ok, here's the info on the portland maine suffragette boot....
it is 90 min. long, and it's pretty fuzzy, so don't say i didn't warn ya'.
below i'll list the branches and then the set list.  please try to use
maxell ii tapes and remember to send your branch a sase if you are trading
for blanks.


uk                 claudine  claudine@cablenet.co.uk
jan, feb       steph      dreamst8@yahoo.com
mar, april      lisa        memememi@aol.com
may, june     erica      cicada16@aol.com
july, aug       lamia     saliers_ray@hotmail.com
sept, oct      karen/jill   ufgtrfan@aol.com
nov, dec      alison       alisont@netcom.com


and for any overflow
                      java        worldfalls@earthkink.net


here is the set list.  i included who sang lead on the song (which is not
necessarily who wrote the song.)


side a
roll the dice-everyone jammed on this song
way below the radio-lisa germano
(intro)-amy ray
cimarron-thalia zedek
vestigios-lourdes perez.
power of two-emily saliers
chisel-jean smith
love is everything-jane siberry
pullin' a cloud-gail ann dorsey
go-amy ray


side b
tengo la vida-lourdes perez
soon to be nothing-emily saliers
pale light-thalia zedek
wood floors-lisa germano
under your skin-amy ray
encore:
nueva senorita-amy ray
ziggy stardust-gail ann dorsey
flirtin' is a flow thing-jane siberry

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