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ig-news-digest        monday, september 6 1999        volume 02 : number 147


today's subjects:
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  [ig-news] peace tonight/cover                [david sue <ds56@cornell.edu>]
  [ig-news] honor the earth fundraiser winners!!!  [kristen mcelveen <kmcelv]
  [ig-news] epic's ig page                                 [memememi@aol.com]
  [ig-news] bumbershoot concert review                       [omenus@aol.com]
  [ig-news] meditations on come on now social  ["e. moranian bolles" <wishmo]
  [ig-news] kmtt was just on...and a major fyi on tonight's webcast!!!  [mik]


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date: sat, 4 sep 1999 12:23:03 -0400
from: david sue <ds56@cornell.edu>
subject: [ig-news] peace tonight/cover


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

see the album cover and hear "peace tonight" (the whole song!) on windows
media player...and a contest too!


gonna be a classic.


http://www.launch.com/webevents/indigo/


gotta love the harmonies...brass influences in the background remind me
of the sundays...
later
dave
ds56@cornell.edu

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date: sat, 4 sep 1999 14:06:42 +0100
from: kristen mcelveen <kmcelveen@agnesscott.edu>
subject: [ig-news] honor the earth fundraiser winners!!!


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

well, after this wonderful month of fundraising, we are very proud to report
that we raised just over $3,000!!! we can not tell you how thankful we are
to those of you who have expressed your support for honor the earth. we have
tallied the results of the fundraising contest and they are as follows:


<i>~this list is temporary, pending on check clearances
if a check does not clear, we will notify the donator, as well as the next
runner-up donator for their prize~</i>


certain prizes will not be available right away. for example, the new indigo
girls cd, come on now social, will not be released until september 28th,
etc. we will get the prizes to you as soon as possible. the prizes will be
sent to you all at once, with the exception of the hte 2000 tour itinerary
in which the date of release is yet to be determined.


<b>2nd prize winners</b> who will receive an advance tour itinerary for
honor 2000 (as soon as the itinerary is finalized) listing yet un-publicized
venues & dates, as well as a commemorative hte hemp tour poster, signed by
amy and emily are as follows:


jackie hodgman
chris imershien
angela beasley
laura jackson
paula morelock
danielle fredrick
lisa tatonetti
janice monforton & samantha mackenzie (prize will be shared)
mary lou iantosca
suzanne l. hammontree


<b>1st prize winners</b> will be given a pair of golden circle tickets
(preferred seating) to the indigo girls show of their choice (this being a
show on the ig tour beginning fall 99) and a signed photo, as well as the
above. these winners are as follows:


diane hartley - who also receives a $100 gift certificate from the freemont
hemp co.
java solis
jason lee


<b>grand prize winner</b> will receive two golden circle tickets to the
indigo girls show of their choice, a signed photo, a tour t-shirt and a
newly released signed cd.  amy and emily will each make a personal note to
the winning donator on the autographed items. the winner is:


ryan blackhawke


all winners please email us with your mailing address, email address and
phone number with area code so we can get in touch with you about your
prizes!!!!!!


please email all information to kmcelveen@agnesscott.edu


once again, thank you so much to everyone who participated, especially those
who worked their butts off to table, and make crafts to auction, etc!!

greta gohn
kristen mcelveen
honor the earth staff

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date: fri, 3 sep 1999 21:38:41 edt
from: memememi@aol.com
subject: [ig-news] epic's ig page


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

has anyone else noticed the new 'front' page for the ig site on epic?  i
usually go right to the "news" page, but this time typed in the starting page
address instead (http://www.indigogirls.com), and there's a new picture (of a
little girl) and a new background.   i wonder if this will be the new cd
cover?   looks like they are slowly starting to update the site (yeah!)


=)
lisa

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date: sat, 4 sep 1999 10:40:19 edt
from: omenus@aol.com
subject: [ig-news] bumbershoot concert review


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hi all,


i'm up in seattle from miami and thought i'd post a little review about the
concert :-)  this is not gonna be as detailed as it could (long story), but i
figured others will fill in the blanks as time goes on.


i suppose a setlist is in order.  now this is definitely not in order, but
here goes:


shame on you
power of two
three hits
love's recovery (just the two of them)
pushin' the needle too far (acoustic duo again)
get out the map
go
redemption song
tried to be true
trouble
peace tonight
faye tucker
kid fears
least complicated
galileo
ghost (beea-utiful)


encore:
sister
shed your skin
closer to fine


that's all from memory.  i may have forgotten one or two of the new ones . .
.


interesting mix of songs, huh?  i was trying to place three hits at the
beginning with the drums and all.  thought it might be dead man's hill or
hand me downs.


it was a bit strange.  there'd be these upbeat rockers from amy followed by
quiet, older ballads by emily.  in all the preliminary talk about the new
material on the album on this list, i got the impression that amy was
churning out more stuff.  i dunno.  it just struck me as weird towards the
beginning of the concert.


i did like trouble though.  and peace tonight i preferred with the band over
the acoustic version i heard on the mountain earlier (which is unusual for
me).  oh, and the came on the radio at 2:30, not 3:30.  grrrr.  so i wasn't
able to tape it.


faye tucker was cool.  amy was so cute hopping around in circles and clapping
her hands together.  i love the mix of influences you can hear in the song.


ummm, a little observation.  but my friends and i were talking afterwards.
these are mostly their comments i'm reporting, but i thought they were
interesting: the evolution the two of them have gone through.  like amy is
this rock star now (and she pulls it off well), while emily was just kinda
hanging in the background.  not to say that her performance lacked for it.


my friends seemed to think that amy has gone from the shy stage performer who
didn't meet your eyes previously to, "you like me, you really like me."
emily, on the other hand, has gone the quieter route of technical
improvement: voice lessons.


is this true, btw?  i do have to say that her voice has improved over the
times i've seen her.  and she really nailed ghost.


oh, and they brought out two of the billy tripton saxophone quartet (is that
right?) to play on a few songs.

tried to be true was unexpected and welcome.  all the older stuff.  i was
just thinking, in between songs, how many they have to choose from.


that's it for now.  sorry for the brevity and scattered nature of this
review.  but i gotta go . . .


otts

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date: sat, 4 sep 1999 14:02:42 edt
from: "e. moranian bolles" <wishmonstr@aol.com>
subject: [ig-news] meditations on come on now social


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

before i review, there are some comments:


you know you're obsessed when --> you go out of your way to secure an
advanced copy of an album, and then upon receiving it and playing it for the
first time sing along word for word.


the cover has freaked me out.  but i'm still scared of those sots dolls.  the
only album cover i really care for is swamp ophelia ... and i digress.  but
the publicity shot they sent me, imho, is really bad!  emily looks like she's
straining to see, and amy not only greatly resembles a raccoon, but should
not have been photographed in that shirt.


and now for the review...
  (y'all keep in mind, i'd only heard a few of the new songs beforehand.
(for sots, there was only like one song i hadn't heard... i can't even
remember which it was.  anyhoo...) )
   this is their best album yet, no contest!  i swear, if we're not talking
grammy for best contemporary folk album here, i dunno.  i even like the way
it was mixed, for the most part.  i cannot express to you how excellent this
is... not just the songs themselves, but the way it's produced, organized and
pulled together.  i'll try to focus more on the way the album is done, since
i guess most of you all know the songs.  overall, emily's songs seem less
personal than ever before.  they're story songs, for the most part.  the only
thing that bothered me was a few of her songs musically sounded a tad
similar, but not obscenely.  also -- man, this album is so southern, i love
it to death!  this makes me want to flee boston to atlanta, i swear.  this
album has only made me more bitter about moving north. (said with a smile)


for a blow by blow account...
1 go ~ a great version of this song, very well done.  folks who didn't like
the harder-edged stuff on sots won't have a warm welcome to cons with this as
the first track, but oh well.
2 soon be to nothing ~ again, very well done.  extremely powerful.  i love
the percussion on this track ... if it were very fast, it would almost have a
dance beat.  mixed very well.  if people want to worry the girls are breaking
up soon, this song, not amy's potential solo album, should be the fuel for
that fire.
3 gone again ~ ohhh, amy.... this track was recorded "live-in-studio" and is
very high energy.  if it weren't for the "blatant lesbian content", i'd be
sure this was the next single (hee hee).  i'd liked this song anyway, but
this cut is awesome!  my only issue was sheryl crow really is *background*
vocals here -- if she wasn't named, it would be impossible to tell it was
her.  i was looking forward to more of a harmony from *her*, but it's nice to
know she's there.
4 trouble ~ wow.  emily's probably got a rock album somewhere inside her,
too.  this is a very quality (hard-ish) rock track. i never liked the way
it's alright was finalized, but this is great.  no reason to think em hasn't
been playing music like this all along.
5 sister ~ *sigh*  great, classic amy.
6 peace tonight ~ i wish this was faster.  whoever said it seemed lyrically
like a nighttime gotm was right.  i like it, it's decent.  but every time i
hear it, i want it to be a tad faster.  this struck me as one of the weakest
tracks on the album, but that's more of a positive comment about the record
than a negative comment on the song.
7 ozilline ~ wonderful bluegrass tune.  starts out with amy's grandmother
talking about times past, in a way that reminded my i'm behind on my summer
reading (_absalom! absalom!_ ).  great song.  mixed excellently
8 we are together ~ hmm ... one of the weakest tracks on the album.  emily
sounds really tired, which is fine, but her vocals don't match the music.  in
that, the music has this energy, but em doesn't.  i don't like the way this
was produced at all.
9 cold beer and remote control ~ kind of weird, even if just musically.  but
i *like* it.  a lot.  it's not like anything else on this album.
speaking of which. . . .
10 compromise ~ complete punk! -- even if there is a cello involved.  this
could be a single on different radio stations than they usually air on, but i
know it won't be.  =(  reminded me a lot of live-thru-this era hole.  very
rage against the machine-y, too.  done very well. yey feedback!
11 andy ~ a nice, quiet little song.  doesn't stand out much to me, but is
definitely not a weak track.  connects 10 and 12 well.
12 faye tucker ~ how far we've come from an into to scooter boys.  the vocals
by natacha atlas, an arabic singer "enjoying commercial success across
europe", are haunting and beautiful.  the song's about 5 minutes long, and a
combination hymn/jam session.  my favorite part is when amy screams this
crazy, mad scream, as if she were insane.  oh man...
(a) reprise ~ nothing worth saying... it's a reprise, what do you want from
me?  mostly instrumental...
(b) philosophy of loss ~ tho not winthrop, this is a great song.  i'm not
sure why it's a hidden track.  i think it's my favorite emily song on the
album.  great social commentary.


my final comment is you should encourage anyone who has ever expressed any
interest in ig to buy this album as soon as it comes out!  there's something
for everyone -- literally.  words can't express how great this record is.


well, i'm done now.  my apologies to the digest people.


~ elizabeth

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date: fri, 3 sep 1999 18:11:58 -0400
from: mike reynolds <io20742@exploremaine.com>
subject: [ig-news] kmtt was just on...and a major fyi on tonight's webcast!!!


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


[...]


the kmtt show was just webcast - being extremely lucky - i got it to analog
and as a digital wav format...


it was about 15 minutes, brief interview and "peace tonight" live in
studio - nothing new for news in the interview, except emily will probably
play on the punk record and it will " be a while" before it's out.


real audio was quite impressive - abosolutely no rebuffering on my 'puter


so, it was okay, but nothing to get incredibly upset about if you missed
it...


[...]


peace -


mike r.

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