lifeblood: listlogs: 1999v01n168-news


ig-news-digest        saturday, october 2 1999        volume 02 : number 168


today's subjects:
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  [ig-news] tix sale dates for sf shows   [elizabeth <esacha@mindspring.com>]
  [ig-news] indigogirlsdirect  [shannon curnutte <shannonc@oregon.uoregon.ed]
  [ig-news] igc - jimmy carter's 75th birthday  [kim & rhea <reebee@othersid]
  [ig-news] phila city paper snippet  [stephanie strassel <strassel@babel.li]
  [ig-news] philadelphia weekly review  [stephanie strassel <strassel@babel.]
  [ig-news] sigc: z magazine      [sheryl jones <sljones1@facstaff.wisc.edu>]
  [ig-news] ig in bellingham, wash. (nov 11)      [kristina <andrade@az.com>]
  [ig-news] free ticket-davidson, nc  [parker vollmer <parker@luminarstudios]
  [ig-news] davidson mini list meet                      [i2string01@aol.com]
  [ig-news] short knoxville review/setlist  ["<erin tripp>" <gitroop@aol.com]
  [ig-news] emily interview              [paula rose <paula.rose@excite.com>]
  [ig-news] amy ray interview                [heather morris <hhm1@duke.edu>]


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date: fri, 1 oct 1999 11:29:21 -0700
from: elizabeth <esacha@mindspring.com>
subject: [ig-news] tix sale dates for sf shows


hkf~


i called bass today about the nov 6th & 8th shows.
tickets for the 6th @ berkeley community theater go on sale oct 3rd.
there is no sale date for the 8th @ the warfield.


when i talked to a guy at the warfield they didn't even have ig on their
list -- he said the show was probably still in the process of being
confirmed ...


~elizabeth

somebody said:  work like you don't need the money.
love like you've never been hurt.  dance like nobody's watching.

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date: wed, 29 sep 1999 21:35:59 -0700
from: shannon curnutte <shannonc@oregon.uoregon.edu>
subject: [ig-news] indigogirlsdirect


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i was just going to the ig site, but when i typed it in, netscape added
the rest of the url to send me to indigogirlsdirect... and it's up... an
ig-only store!


http://www.indigogirlsdirect.com
go go go!


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affections and the truth of imagination"          -rilke

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date: wed, 29 sep 1999 19:28:23 -0400
from: kim & rhea <reebee@otherside.com>
subject: [ig-news] igc - jimmy carter's 75th birthday


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thought some of you might like to see this.


http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/19990929/re/life_carter_1.html

georgia gala set for jimmy carter's 75th birthday


                by june preston


                plains, ga. (reuters) - former u.s. president jimmy carter
will mark his 75th birthday friday at a party that will celebrate his homespun
                roots and his post white house life as peacemaker, rights
crusader and champion of the poor.


                ''it's going to be one of the biggest events we've ever had
around here,'' said gayle hooks, the wife of a local politician who is in
charge of
                refreshments for the sold-out event in americus, georgia,
near carter's home in plains.


                tickets were gone before the indigo girls, mcguire sisters,
pat boone, the u.s. naval academy glee club, and other celebrities agreed to
perform. carter, a naval academy graduate, will cut his birthday cake
between the evening's entertainment at a local theater and an
invitation-only reception at
nearby hotel.


those without tickets will be served cake at the headquarters of habitat
for humanity, carter's organization that builds homes for the poor, which
is next to the
theater.


organizers expect more than 1,000 people between both events, and the guest
list includes some officials from carter's administration, including former
press
secretary and long-time aide jody powell.


in rosalynn carter's honor, the menu will include the former first lady's
famous cheese mold: a crushed-pecan and cheddar cheese concoction filled
with strawberry
preserves.


''it is a real taste sensation,'' hooks said of the dish. ''we couldn't
possibly have any kind of party around here without that. it's what she
always brings.''


the image of a former president and his wife showing up at a community
dinner, cheese mold in hand, is typical of the carter's very simple life in
plains, population
716. they live in the modest ranch-style home where their four children
grew up. plains also is where carter teaches sunday school at the maranatha
baptist
church.


''we left washington in something of despair and embarrassment and
disappointment and frustration. we didn't know what in the world we were
going to do,''
carter said in august when president clinton awarded him the presidential
medal of freedom, the highest u.s. civilian award.


u.s. presidents receive generous pensions, large speaking fees, and other
perks that allow them to pursue lives of relative leisure after leaving the
white house.


but carter has become one of the most-prolific ex-presidents in u.s.
history. since leaving office in 1981, he has written 14 books, taught at
emory university, built
homes for the poor and founded carter center, a policy institute that
promotes conflict resolution, human rights, democracy and health.


carter's concern for human rights and health issues are a continuation of
objectives he set as president.


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date: thu, 30 sep 1999 14:53:42 -0400
from: stephanie strassel <strassel@babel.ling.upenn.edu>
subject: [ig-news] phila city paper snippet


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unbelievably, the philadelphia city paper actually took notice of the
release of cons and the upcoming philly shows.  *and* there's a picture.
nice.


see for yourself:
http://www.citypaper.net/articles/093099/ae.pik.girls.shtml


steph

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date: thu, 30 sep 1999 15:00:09 -0400
from: stephanie strassel <strassel@babel.ling.upenn.edu>
subject: [ig-news] philadelphia weekly review


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well, not to be outdone, philadelphia weekly weighed in with this somewhat
obnoxious snippet:


http://www.phillyweekly.com/weekly98/ae/music.tmpl


                 indigo girls
                 mon.-tues., oct. 4-5, 8pm. $36. with rose polenzani
                 (oct. 4) + three finger cowboy (oct. 5). tower theatre,
                 69th and ludlow sts. 215.336.2000


                 a decade after their major label debut, the indigo girls
just keep plodding away. and nothing--aside from an ever-increasing number
of fans--has changed much since. this time, they're touring in support of
their seventh studio album, come on now social (epic), which features an
array of guests, ranging from luscious jackson's kate schellenbach to
members of the band to arabian vocalist natacha atlas. emily saliers and
amy ray refuse to fall prey to industry trends, and their music continues
feed off the same stadium-inspired, roots rock elements--a perfect
combination of intimate, socially aware acoustic ballads balanced out with
rousing rock anthems. though the new material--best described as a bastard
cross between bruce springsteen and jewel--isn't particularly inventive, it
is entertaining. best yet, after all these years, it's still clearer than
ever who writes what. saliers is keen on the banjo and mandolin; ray is all
about pounding electric guitars. and the indigo girls still make for one of
the most politically charged, audience-friendly pairings since the original
woodstock era--their legions of butch females and fratboy types
notwithstanding.
                                               --kim newman


steph

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date: thu, 30 sep 1999 15:19:29 -0500
from: sheryl jones <sljones1@facstaff.wisc.edu>
subject: [ig-news] sigc: z magazine


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check out the septemeber issue of z magazine.  there is a good article
about women's music written by jennifer baumgardner.  for those who don't
know, ms. baumgardner is an excellent feminist journalist who was an
associate editor of ms. and now does freelance work.  i'm never
disappointed in her writing.  anyway, there is a paragraph about daemon and
amy is interviewed, albeit briefly.  no pictures.
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date: thu, 30 sep 1999 19:39:18 -0700
from: kristina <andrade@az.com>
subject: [ig-news] ig in bellingham, wash. (nov 11)


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ig will be appearing at the mt. baker theatre in bellingham, washington on
november 11. tickets are $31.50 and $37.00 (i don't know the exact
difference, sorry) and will go on sale at 10am on oct 8th. the mt. baker
ticket office number is (360) 734-6080.


people, trust me when i say there is _not_ a bad seat in the house. it is a
small venue and the show will be incredible. get your tickets the day they
go on sale or you might miss out. you should have seen the look on my face
when i opened the paper and read this information! for a second i thought i
was dreaming.


k.


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date: thu, 30 sep 1999 16:19:48 -0700
from: parker vollmer <parker@luminarstudios.com>
subject: [ig-news] free ticket-davidson, nc


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o.k.  this sucks.  my ig lovin friend cannot make it to the concert this
weekend with me.  i could take my ig lovin assistant, however stupid
corporate protocol wouldn't make that prudent.  everyone else i know would
go but don't have the slightest idea of who they are (i'm not the converting
type).   this is (clearly) last minute notice, but if anyone would like to
go with me, i have an extra ticket.


parker

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date: fri, 1 oct 1999 07:26:56 edt
from: i2string01@aol.com
subject: [ig-news] davidson mini list meet


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just a reminder for everyone who's going to the davidson show:


we will be meeting after the show at the women's restroom closest
to the main entrance.  everyone is welcome and if you are unable
to go out after the show stop by and say hello anyway!


i also have some not-so-great news regarding admission into the
show.  a student who is working at the show told me that they will
open the doors to davidson students first (they have different tickets)
and the public will be admitted later.  how much later he didn't say...
he did assure me, though, that "the students generally are pretty
apathetic towards the concert and if you get there early you should
be able to get within ten feet of the stage."


if anyone has questions about the meet please email me privately.
see you at the show!
angela

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date: fri, 1 oct 1999 11:21:37 edt
from: "<erin tripp>" <gitroop@aol.com>
subject: [ig-news] short knoxville review/setlist


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last night they played in knoxville.. they were having a great time with
their new band.. very obvious.  and oh hell, can i we say, cello!??  she was
awesome!  really.  im enjoying the new drummer, blair cunningham too..
ok...they are all great!  they werent as talkative as ive seen them
before.... but regardless, very happy.  here's the setlist.. with a little
goody at the end!


1. closer to fine (a nice opener change!)
2. land of canaan
3. trouble (blah...crowd wasnt too excited over this one... i'd have to agree)
4. shame on you (amy fucks up (well she says it in the song right???!) the
solo.. they all     had blast laughing about it.. funny gestures :)
5. virginia woolf (umm yea!)
6. ozillene (wonderful....)
7. you & me of the 10,000 wars (is this song regarding her father?)
8. this train revised (rockin...)
9. cold beer and remote control (nice.........)
10. gone again
11. least complicated
12. peace tonight (was much better acoustic at journey of hope)
13. shed your skin
14. andy (emily's learned yet another new instrument.. the bazouki...i
believe)
15. faye tucker (i like it!)
16. power of two (carol isaacs played a beautiful piano intro... )
17. suffer... oops.. go


*encore*
18. wood song (this was great.... all musicians left stage except em/amy...
just like the       old days....)
19.  amy new song!  a treat!  you guys know that mandolin song she starts
right before compromise on cons?  well she played it all... emily left stage,
so she was solo.  just her and her mandolin.  was really cute.. called
something like johnny rockfield?
20. galileo.  ok.  so i didnt get to hear ghost.  maybe tomorrow!


good day all!
trooper

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date: fri, 1 oct 1999 11:56:11 pdt
from: paula rose <paula.rose@excite.com>
subject: [ig-news] emily interview


[sherlyn's note: this message was originally sent to the indigo
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here's an emily interview in this week's southern voice (www.sovo.com) for
anyone who hasn't seen it:


trouble-it's alright


indigo girls offer a broad call to action on new cd out this week


by laura brown


          "come on now social," the title of indigo girls' new cd out this
week, "beckons you to all things being social, and to take part in
          relationships, but it is not something that is specific, that you
can say 'this title means exactly this,'" explains emily saliers, one half
of
          the grammy award-winning duo.


          the title comes from a song by musical partner amy ray not
included on the new album. while both ray and saliers have become
          outspoken activists, saliers said "come on now social" is "not
specifically" a call to social action. "it's a call to whatever it calls
you
          to," she says.


          whatever its individual meeting, "come on now social" offers
listeners an invitation into an album both intensely personal and
          political, wrapped in a musical package more diverse than any
indigo girls' offering to date.


          co-produced by john reynolds, a drummer who backed sinead o'connor
on tour in 1997 and 1998, the cd features special
          guests including joan osborne, sheryl crow, me'shell ndegeocello,
and luscious jackson's kate schellenbach.


          "come on now social," the duo's seventh full-length epic records
album, shows saliers and ray continuing to reach beyond the
          musical formula that has won them legions of devoted fans, first
in their hometown of atlanta and now around the world.


          from 1989, when indigo girls' first album was released, the two
have became known for an intelligent acoustic sound, with ray's
          songs more rock-driven, saliers' more and introspective.


          but this time out, it's ray who offers the album's purest folk
songs, evoking traditional mountain music and even bluegrass through
          banjo and mandolin on "ozilline," which features a voice-over from
ozilline walker, ray's grandmother, and "gone again", a catchy
          feel-good tune with lyrics that will put a smile on the face of
every fan who can't seem to quit falling in love.


          ray's edgier side still comes through on songs like "faye tucker,"
a celtic-influenced response to the first woman executed in texas
          since the civil war, and "go," an electric guitar-backed call to
action that opens the cd.


          "i think it's a natural progression-it doesn't feel like going out
on a limb, although i feel it is the best record we've made," says
          saliers, who shakes off her own folksy-demeanor for "trouble," one
of the most driving tracks on "come on now social."


          "a song like 'trouble' is probably the rockiest song i've ever
written," she says. "i love rock music, i've just never been able to
          express myself as easily in a rock format as i have in ballad
format, unless i'm playing electric guitar. so 'trouble' is a good release
          for me."


          "trouble" breaks ground for saliers thematically as well
musically. while "it's alright"- a track from indigo girls' last cd, 1997's
          "shaming of the sun"- shows saliers speaking to people who "hate
me 'cause i'm gay," "trouble" goes much further, addressing
          specific gay rights issues.


          with backing vocals from joan osborne, saliers takes on anti-gay
religious bigotry-"and when the clergy take a vote/ all the gays
          will pay again/ 'cause there's more than one kind of criminal
white collar"-and looks toward the day when "a girl can get a wife."


          "at some point, you've just got to say it," saliers says of the
duo's evolving outspokenness on gay rights issues. "it's such a part of
          our lives and there is still so much oppression where people are
trying to deny gay people of just basic civil rights. ...


          "it wasn't like when i set down to write that song, i decided i'm
going to make a 'statement song,' and i'm going to talk about
          homosexuality and this and that and all the others," she
continues.


          "it's just that when i got into the song emotionally, i started
thinking that one thing that really pisses me off is that the church-that
is
          supposed to represent the teachings of jesus christ, who never
said a word about homosexuals and whose teachings are about
          equality and loving each other, and doing unto others-and you have
the institution of the church preventing homosexuals from
          becoming ministers to help and love people.


          "it's just a perversion of the teachings to me, and so that makes
me upset," saliers says. "so when i'm writing the song, i get all
          worked up and i'm like, wait a minute, i feel this, too. and
another thing-like that."


          another thing that upsets saliers on "trouble" is the lack of
respect for gay and lesbian relationships, the fact that a girl can't "get
a
          wife."


          "i think gay people who make a commitment to each other and
covenant ... is the same thing as a straight marriage, but it is
          important to get the legal protection and recognition," says
saliers, who describes her own partner of five years as "awesome." "this
          is not just a feel good, symbolic issue."


          listen beyond the last track on "come on now social," and the same
themes surface again in a simple but hauntingly beautiful song
          about "the philosophy of loss" that floats at the end of the
album.


          "modern scribes write and jesus cries, and everyone is free / and
the doors open wide to all straight men and women / but they are
          not open to me," saliers sings.


          being so open may have cost indigo girls support from the music
industry along the way, saliers acknowledges.


          "i think it probably does hurt us in some ways, and turns some
people off, and there is some homophobia in the business," she says.
          "but we have a great career, and we have great fans, both straight
and gay, men and women, young people and older people.


          "so even though maybe being so socially active and political may
have held us back in some ways, it's just really the only way we
          know how to live, and i would like to thank the fans who stick
with us. it all gets so serious sometimes, but a lot of it is also just to
          have a good time."


          indeed, indigo girls have done the opposite of "selling out"-the
duo has become more politically involved and outspoken with each
          successive album. along with gay and lesbian rights, "come on now
social" also addresses the death penalty, women's rights,
          ageism, apathy, and other issues.


          while the cd still includes plenty of songs focused on love and
the simple joy of family and friends, saliers cites "injustice and love"
          as the two most common themes for her songs, will indigo girls one
day reach a point where they leave behind the music to become
          full-time activists?


          "i don't want to do that. i think that you can do both, and i
don't want our music to just be purely activist music," saliers says.
          "because i think that's limited, and these are such
catchwords-'activism' and 'politics.' they mean different things to
different
          people. to me it is just all about love, about trying to spread
love in a broken world."


          and for saliers and ray-a duo that's been making music together
longer than many of us have been able to make even romantic
          relationships last-that love also means offering each other the
freedom to experiment and grow away from the group.


          both have long had their own outside projects, from ray's daemon
records label to saliers' partnership in watershed, a restaurant
          in decatur.


          now they're working on separate musical projects as well. saliers
sang with vonda shepard on the hit "baby don't you break my
          heart slow," while ray has announced plans to record a solo album.

          but saliers is quick to quell any fears that indigo girls might
consider breaking up.


          "we still love playing together, we love this record, and we love
our new band, and we love each other," she says, laughing. "amy's
          a great person, and if we want to do separate things, that just
fuels us further creatively, and we're both for that. i think we've
          reached a mature stage in our relationship."


          indigo girls' next path will take them on tour around the u.s.
this fall, including a show in athens on oct. 22 and an as-of-yet
          unannounced date at the tabernacle in atlanta in december.


          for more information, contact the duo's web-site at
www.indigogirls.com; tickets available through ticketmaster at 404-249-6400.

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date: fri, 1 oct 1999 20:13:56 -0400
from: heather morris <hhm1@duke.edu>
subject: [ig-news] amy ray interview


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


there was an interview with amy ray in duke university's student
newspaper, the chronicle, today.  here is the url:


http://www.chronicle.duke.edu/chronicle/1999/10/01/r05indigogirl.html

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