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ig-news-digest         tuesday, april 20 1999         volume 02 : number 066


today's subjects:
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  [ig-news] honor the earth  [kristen mcelveen & greta gohn <sten27@olympus.]
  [ig-news] nashville tapes                  [elaine bean <efbean@erols.com>]
  [ig-news] fw: ig playing in atlanta!!!!!  [sherlyn koo <sherlyn@fl.net.au>]
  [ig-news] indigo article of interest, emily at end  ["sarah t. rosenblum" ]
  [ig-news] mp3 cd tree - branches wanted  [lori collins <loricollins@earthl]


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date: mon, 19 apr 1999 14:02:29 -0700
from: kristen mcelveen & greta gohn <sten27@olympus.net>
subject: [ig-news] honor the earth


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

hello everybody!  we just wanted to let y'all know we're working hard
getting the final details of the upcoming honor the earth fundraiser
contest up and ready to go.  we've been communicating with the girl's
managment for some excellent prizes, so pay attention!!!  we will be
posting the final rules and prizes next week, but for now, we have
something else exciting for you to check out.  starting today, we are
auctioning our last copy of the promotional version of the honor cd.  those
of you who have the cd know how amazing it is...but this one is
special....it is signed by the artists recorded on the 2 cd set!  this is a
charity auction for honor the earth, and we want you to know that all of
you who are planning on participating in the upcoming fundraiser...if you
end up being the final bidder on this cd, the final bidding amount will be
added to your contest total for the fundraiser.  take a look!!
  
http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/ebayisapi.dll?viewitem&item=93307982

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date: mon, 19 apr 1999 18:09:41 -0400
from: elaine bean <efbean@erols.com>
subject: [ig-news] nashville tapes


[sherlyn's note: this message was originally sent to the indigo
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hi - i recently got in the mail the journey of hope concert tapes - the
concert in nashville, april 12 from someone who booted it..  i haven't
even had a chance to listen yet, but i was told that the sound quality
was very good, as the show was booted with a mini disc recorder. i'm
looking forward to hearing it.  anyone want it?  write me if you do, and
i'll send details.


elaine

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date: tue, 20 apr 1999 13:51:58 +1000
from: sherlyn koo <sherlyn@fl.net.au>
subject: [ig-news] fw: ig playing in atlanta!!!!!


hey folks,


this comes from the newsgroup... the show is at the variety
playhouse in atlanta on april 24, tickets now on sale...
it's a great cause of course, so everybody who can should
definitely go!


- -sherlyn

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subject: ig playing in atlanta!!!!!
date: 18 apr 1999 16:16:10 gmt

hey, just wanted to let everybody know that the girls are the special
guests at
the earth day concert (april 24).  i can't wait!!!  i haven't seen them in
forever.  cool.  :-)


jill

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date: mon, 19 apr 1999 23:27:35 -0600
from: "sarah t. rosenblum" <strosenblum@students.wisc.edu>
subject: [ig-news] indigo article of interest, emily at end


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>billboard
>
>
>april 17, 1999
>
>going to havana was a profound experience for members of
>music bridges cuba '99
>
>melinda newman
>
>for many of the artists who participated in music bridges cuba '99, held
>
>march 21-28 in havana, the cultural exchange was a life-changing
>experience
>(billboard, april 10).
>
>the program, which paired american and english
>songwriters/artists/producers
>with their cuban counterparts, was the fifth international event staged
>by
>music bridges around the world head alan roy scott and, undoubtedly, the
>
>most controversial. the visit left many artists rethinking america's
>embittered relationship with cuba and the role music can play in
>bridging
>the huge gap between the two countries.
>
>following are comments from some of the participating artists.
>
>mick fleetwood: something that came home with me was that the cubans'
>choice
>of instruments is sometimes very bizarre, like the tonal qualities you
>can
>get using a squeeze box with a violin. for me, it reignited the
>off-the-wall
>quality that by throwing things together, you come up with random sounds
>
>you'd never think of. you sometimes forget you can be more ballsy and
>say,
>"you can put a harpsichord in here." the cubans tend to be more free in
>those situations. quite frankly, they have to use what's available, but
>it
>was a musical reminder to me to be more spunky about using instruments
>in a
>combination you wouldn't originally see.
>
>don was: there was a cuban musician who was so didactic and told me not
>to
>play bass; he wanted to get a bass player with a cuban beat. it was a
>mystery to me where they were playing the beat, and i sat up all night
>and
>learned [the song]. i finally sussed it out, and it was a revelation.
>i've
>been going to hear cuban music for years, and i thought i wouldn't last
>a
>minute in the ring with these guys.
>
>brenda russell: there are two things i really love about the cuban
>musicians: a) age has nothing to do with anything. you have a
>60-year-old
>guy playing with a 20-year-old guy, and they're all brilliant. b) the
>women
>don't care about being stick-thin. they're honored, the voluptuous
>women, so
>the two women in [the cuban group] syntesis were real women, not stick
>figures. they make you look at them like they're venus, and i thought if
>
>only we could put our focus on the joy and the music instead of "am i
>skinny
>enough to fit into this dress for this song?"
>
>montell jordan: i wrote a song, "i'm lonely," with a group called
>syntesis,
>that to me is such an incredible song. i wish the rest of the world
>could
>hear it. we weren't allowed to get copies of anything we recorded. we
>couldn't even call it recording; it was an "audio documentation" of
>putting
>writers together with language barriers and seeing what's happening. if
>i
>did go in and rerecord it, the [cubans] who helped co-write it have no
>system to get royalties, etc., unless i could figure out some way for
>them
>to reap the benefits they deserve.
>
>dave koz: the one thing that really impressed me the most is how pure
>music
>is in cuba. for us, even on our best days, music is attached to some
>kind of
>commerce--a tour, getting ahead--and it has to do with nothing like that
>
>there. it's coming purely from deep down inside of them, and it has to
>get
>out. it's nice to be reminded that that same spirit is inside of me.
>
>n'dea davenport: i got a chance to go out in the community, have dinner
>with
>[the artists], have a shower in their home--which is close to just a
>water
>basin, in some cases. it's hard for them to buy toilet paper, hard for
>them
>to buy toothpaste. i wish so many young entertainers in our industry
>could
>get a chance to check [cuba] out and not take things for granted, and
>not be
>as wasteful as we are.
>
>lee roy parnell: i wrote with alberto tosca [a cuban who plays the tres,
>a
>small guitar]. he's like the lightnin' hopkins of cuba. the night of the
>
>concert, alberto comes walking into that concert hall. i know he's
>wearing
>the best outfit he's got. his clothes are pressed to the nines; he's got
>on
>sunglasses that the '70s version of elvis would have killed somebody
>for. he
>has this big, white cowboy hat; the places where it's not white anymore
>he's
>painted over it with shoe polish or something. in my horrible spanish,
>i'm
>telling the crowd the only reason we're here is because alberto is
>letting
>us be here, he's the real deal. the place went crazy. hell, i wanted to
>adopt the whole country.
>
>beth nielsen chapman: there was a lottery the first day to see who we'd
>be
>writing with, and i drew carlos varela, who's sort of the bob dylan of
>cuba.
>he speaks as a real poet, and some of his songs have been real
>controversial, but the strength of the songs transcends what [the cuban
>government] does to try to stop his music from being heard. i wrote with
>him
>and santiago feliu, [and] it was very awkward because we didn't speak
>the
>same language. instead of writing immediately, we sang each other's
>songs
>and drank a bottle of rum, which helped a lot. carlos comes to the
>united
>states every once in a while. he loves his country and isn't looking to
>get
>out, but his band members, they don't [always] come back with him, so
>it's a
>struggle to keep a band together.
>
>duncan sheik: there were many cuban artists who are involved in some
>respect
>with santer'a. there was some music that happened down there that put me
>in
>a different state then i'd heretofore experienced. it was more than the
>[drinks] we were drinking. some of the music is almost prayers to the
>santer'a deities; some of it is extremely powerful. the result for me
>was
>almost like being in a trancelike state for a particular show.
>
>emily saliers (of indigo girls): one highlight was the sheer
>musicianship of
>the cuban artists. amy [ray] and i got to work with luis de la cruz,
>who's
>more of a street rock musician, and yosvanny terry, who was more
>schooled.
>it was nice to work with the combination. they don't have a lot of the
>extra
>trappings we do. there's no doubt that any time you have something
>that's
>not driven by money, that's driven just by the joy of the art itself,
>it's a
>joy to be around. we'd sit up into the night and jam. everyone just
>wanted
>to play. it was awesome. it was like summer camp for adults.
>

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date: mon, 19 apr 1999 12:54:17 -0500
from: lori collins <loricollins@earthlink.net>
subject: [ig-news] mp3 cd tree - branches wanted


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

hi everyone,


because of the near heroic downloading efforts of barb jaeger, i'm ready to
start the mp3 cd tree. i'd like a few volunteers who have access to cd
burners who would be willing to make copies for folks on our list.


there are 2 cds - one nearly 600 mb, and one a little over 300 mb. it
shouldn't take you much time to burn them.


if you can be a branch, please let me know. and for the rest of you folks
that want a copy of the cds, wait for just a little while until i can get
this under control and we'll have them out to y'all very quickly.


thanks!


lori

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