lifeblood: listlogs: 1999v01n169-news


ig-news-digest        saturday, october 2 1999        volume 02 : number 169


today's subjects:
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  [ig-news] ticket for athens, ga show 10/22  [marie demiguel <mariedemi@cs.]
  [ig-news] philadelphia city paper article  [sherlyn koo <sherlyn@fl.net.au]
  [ig-news] tour dates            [michael cunningham <mcunningham@pbp1.com>]
  [ig-news] would you like to meet the igs??             [neily@netreach.net]
  [ig-news] knoxville review (long)           [luann buck <lbuck919@aol.com>]
  [ig-news] igc: va review         [meg merwin <mcm5h@cms.mail.virginia.edu>]
  [ig-news] cavalier daily review           [sherlyn koo <sherlyn@fl.net.au>]
  [ig-news] duke university chronicle amy interview  [sherlyn koo <sherlyn@f]


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date: fri, 1 oct 1999 21:05:38 edt
from: marie demiguel <mariedemi@cs.com>
subject: [ig-news] ticket for athens, ga show 10/22


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


hey! i got one extra ticket for this show. i paid $75 each ticket for great
seats.
section iii floor
row  1
seat 3-6


the highest bidder gets the ticket.
email me if your are interested.
thanks!
forever indigo,
marie

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date: sat, 02 oct 1999 15:33:17 +1000
from: sherlyn koo <sherlyn@fl.net.au>
subject: [ig-news] philadelphia city paper article


hi folks,


this is the philadelphia city paper article that stephanie
mentioned...


- -sherlyn


- ---begin forwarded message---
indigo girls


twenty-five years after they met as 10-year-old atlanta schoolgirls,
amy ray and emily saliers are still finding new ways to have fun.
this time out, it's with a group of british musicians (including
sinead o'connor's drummer/ex-husband john reynolds) and yanks
including me'shell ndegeocello, joan osborne and sheryl crow.


the resulting cd, come on now social (sony), "manages to sound very
much like us but very much not like us, too," as ray puts it.


"i think the record sounds like the indigo girls in ways the last
couple of records might not have," ray, 35, says on the phone from
atlanta. "at the same time, people hear it and say, 'it's really
different. you sound like you really got it this time.'"


the "it" in question, ray says, is a "kinship vibe" that came from
working with "a fantastic and diverse" group of like-minded
musicians, spearheaded by reynolds, whom the duo met during last
year's lilith fair. they ended up in london for a few weeks,
jamming with reynolds and members of his side band, ghostland. the
ghostland crew came to the states earlier this year to continue
working with ray and saliers, and a few have stayed on for the
upcoming tour.


come on now social - like all of the indigos' albums - veers
between the personal and the political. the title, ray says, in
itself is a rallying cry for iconoclasts.


"it's about those questions we ask of ourselves: how do you find
your place in the world? how do you become part of a community?
how can you make a difference? and the answer is, of course, by
getting out and doing it."


-nicole pensiero


the indigo girls, mon. and tue., oct. 4 and 5, 8 p.m., tower
theater, 69th and ludlow sts., upper darby, $36, 215-336-2000.

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date: fri, 1 oct 1999 13:29:00 -0400
from: michael cunningham <mcunningham@pbp1.com>
subject: [ig-news] tour dates


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


hkf's,


a few dates added including vegas and a few others (can't remember which
ones are newish or have been there).
http://home.earthlink.net/~mcunningham5/indigotour.html


please let us know if there are any new updates!  thanks!!!


and for those of you still playing pac man on your computer - here's the
dates below:  (the info towards the end like 'now' or '10/8' is the on sale
info)  any mistakes, please consult jcs & double d b/c i just like saying
that.  ;)


a+e=ig


10/02/99 davidson, nc john m. belk arena now
(704)892-2375 (local #)
10/04/99 upper darby, pa tower theater now
(215)336-2000 (local tm)
10/05/99 upper darby, pa tower theater now
(215)336-2000 (local tm)
10/06/99 lowell, ma tsongas arena now
(617)931-2000 (local tm)
10/07/99 syracuse, ny landmark theater now
(315)472-0700 (local tm)
10/08/99 fairfax, va patriot center now
(703)573-seat (local tm)
10/10/99 hanover, nh dartmouth - leede arena now
(603)868-7300 (local tm)
10/11/99 new york, ny beacon theater now
(212)307-7171 (local tm)
10/12/99 new york, ny beacon theater now
(212)307-7171 (local tm)
10/13/99 new york, ny beacon theater now
(212)307-7171 (local tm)
10/15/99 asbury park, nj convention hall now
(201)507-8900 (local tm)
10/16/99 amherst, ma u mass-amherst
the mullins center now
(413)733-2500 (local tm)
10/22/99 athens, ga uga - legion field now
(404)249-6400 (local tm)
10/23/99 orlando, fl hard rock live now
(407)839-3900 (local tm)
10/24/99 mobile, al mitchell center 10/8 - 9:00am
(334)460-6047 (local #)
10/26/99 austin, tx the backyard now
(888)597-star (local #)
10/27/99 austin, tx the backyard now
(888)597-star (local #)
10/28/99 dallas, tx bronco bowl 10/2 - 10:00am
(888)597-star (local #)
10/30/99 las vegas, nv house of blues 10/2 - 12:00pm
(702)474-4000 (local tm)
10/31/99 san diego, ca sdsu open air theater 10/2 - 10:00am
(619)220-8497 (local tm)
11/01/99 phoenix, az union hall now
(800)638-4253 (local #)
11/02/99 claremont, ca bridges auditorium 10/4 - 10:00am
(805)583-8700 (local tm)
11/03/99 los angeles, ca wiltern theatre ?
11/04/99 los angeles, ca wiltern theatre  now
(213)480-3232 (local tm)
11/05/99 los angeles, ca wiltern theatre now
(213)480-3232 (local tm)
11/06/99 berkeley, ca berkeley community theatre 10/3 - 10:00am
(510)762-2277 (local #)
11/08/99 san francisco, ca the warfield ?
11/10/99 portland, or theater of the clouds - rose quarter now
(503)224-4400 (local tm)
11/14/99 eugene, or hult center for perf. arts - silva hall now
(541)682-5000 (local #)
11/16/99 boise, id bank of america centre ?
(208)331-3497 (local #)
11/17/99 logan, ut spectrum arena ?
11/19/99 denver, co fillmore auditorium ?
11/20/99 denver, co fillmore auditorium ?
12/16/99 atlanta, ga the tabernacle (404)249-6400

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date: thu, 30 sep 1999 13:05:06 +0000
from: neily@netreach.net
subject: [ig-news] would you like to meet the igs??


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


.. and what's more, watch them record a world cafe appearance on tuesday in
philly??


all ya have to do is become a member of wxpn and donate $1,000 to become a
special
producer which entitles you to this and about 9 other similar sessions
throughout the
year...


bargain, no?
*cough*


i say hang out after the show... it's cheaper...


@}--,---'--

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date: fri, 1 oct 1999 11:26:43 edt
from: luann buck <lbuck919@aol.com>
subject: [ig-news] knoxville review (long)


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

ok, since no one else has commented, here's my review of last nights show in
knoxville:


[...]


fashion report:


amy: when she came out to introduce the opening act, (three finger cowboy)
she was wearing khaki cargo pants and a black shirt with that red bowling
shirt thing over it.  later when she came out with emily she was wearing a
brown button up shirt and it looked like brown and white checked polyester
pants with those blue suede boots/shoes (whichever).


emily: she was wearing all black...black pants, black shirt, and a black
button up shirt (unbuttoned) over the other black shirt...black shoes oh, and
she had on that glittery eye shadow.

the show was really cool and they talked quite a bit and danced and smiled,
they seemed to be having a good time.  i was really surprised that they
opened with closer to fine, makes me think they are getting tired of always
closing with it.  the first two songs were just amy & emily without the band.


amy broke her fingernail during trouble and kept trying to bite it off, so
she finally turned around a got a piece of white tape and taped it.  during
shame on you, amy messed up the guitar lead and just kinda stopped for a
second and laughed and emily came over and looked at amy's fingers and kinda
cheered her on so she finally played it right and they laughed, after the
song was over amy said "oohhh  i blew the lead on that one"


emily seemed to really like ozilline,  at the end she turned her face up
toward the ceiling, shut her eyes and smiled as they sang 'what a blessed
sky'... after the song she said that song is called ozilline, it is about amy's
grandma.


when emily introduced "andy" she said 'this song is about a girl who fell in
love with a farm boy'...then she said 'anyone here ever loved a farm boy'...and
the crowd just started cheering and laughing and emily said 'ahhh there's
nothing like those farm boys!'...and amy said 'that right!'


after "cold beer" emily said 'that's a new song about budweiser!'


before "gone again" amy was trying to remember the chords and she said "just
trying to make sure i'm not having a mental block" then she looked at emily
and said "play real loud"


amy played a song by herself, i think she called it the johnny rotten song
(i'm really not sure)  but it is the song that you can hear her play a little
of on cons just before 'compromise' with her mandolin.  it was some song
about 'when i go over yonder i'm gonna see my mother my sister and my father,
but not my brother cause he's going to hell...."  it was really a cool little
song.  then they closed with galileo, amy said that it was the perfect song
to follow the one she had just played.


they played a lot of new songs but also,  a lot of old ones.  i was
especially happy that they play "the wood song"  all in all it was one of the
best shows i've seen.


sorry about the long post....if you've made it this far that is really cool!


luann

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date: fri, 1 oct 1999 14:48:20 -0400
from: meg merwin <mcm5h@cms.mail.virginia.edu>
subject: [ig-news] igc: va review


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


well---i thought i would add to the reviews by showing you all the one that
was in my school
paper today....i nearly let out a shriek and scared the professor when i
saw it in the paper. i
was disappointed in the grade--they gave it a b+, but i thought it was a
positive review and was
really happy that my school (who in my opinion has a pretty boring paper)
focused on one of my
favorite groups. the web address is :


http://www.cavalierdaily.com/cvarticle.asp?date=oct+01+1999&id=903


if you have problems pulling it up, go to www.cavalierdaily.com and look it
up under arts and
entertainment.


[...]


meg

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date: sat, 02 oct 1999 15:50:33 +1000
from: sherlyn koo <sherlyn@fl.net.au>
subject: [ig-news] cavalier daily review


hey folks,


here is the cavalier daily (university of virginia) article that meg
mentioned...


- -sherlyn


- ---begin article---
indigo girls change hue with daring new disc


by rachel alberico
cavalier daily associate editor


in a time when manufactured bubblegum pop artists dominate the airwaves,
it is nice to know that two folksy chicks from georgia still know how to rock.


in their seventh and most recent album "come on now social," the indigo
girls prove that music goes beyond 17-year-old barbie clones who can
dance. breaking the commercial mold that seems to churn out new acts
daily, the indigo girls achieve success by being defiantly unique.


amy ray and emily saliers began playing together in the early 1980s. well
known for songs such as "closer to fine" and "galileo," the indigo girls have
been an influential fixture in the music industry. now, after two years
without a new album, the duo is back with a diverse array of music that
explores different sounds.


>from bluegrass-inspired ballads to hard rock guitar riffs, "come on now
social" constantly switches gears, providing a well-rounded blend of vocal
styles and instrumentation. the album features fellow lillith fair artists
sheryl crow and joan osborne as backup vocalists in addition to guest
bassist me'shell ndegeocello. the guests offer a reflection of the mood
prevalent in the album as well as the new openness of the pair to different
styles.


the disc begins with the uncharacteristically harsh "go," featuring heavy
electric guitar riffs and subtle backing vocals by osborne. its darker sound
contributes to the aggressive lyrics, but lightens up along with more
optimistic
language during the chorus. ray's emotional intensity is effective in giving
the song its unique personality - her lyrics obviously mean something to her.
"did they tell you it was set in stone/that you'd end up alone/use your years
to psyche you out/you're too old to care/you're too young to count," ray
shouts with an i-want-to-change-the-world attitude.


"soon to be nothing" is a more typical indigo girls song, but despite the
stylistic similarities, it still has an original feel. sharply contrasting
to the
harshness of the previous song, saliers addresses fears of death in this
melancholy, but soothing melody. the poetic language of this mellow second
track also displays saliers' lyrical talent.


"gone again" has a grass roots flavor and a more folksy feeling. saliers
showcases her banjo playing skills - revealing the bluegrass influence present
in the album - as well as a whistling segment that adds to the song's
improvisational feel. the track also contains backing vocals from crow and
incorporates a kazoo into the percussion.


another of the disc's diverse selections, "peace tonight," offers a more
upbeat track. the song opens with a cheerful horn intro reminiscent of the
songs that your parents danced to.


"faye tucker," a twangy narrative about the execution of a texas woman on
death row, provides the closest example of pure country music on the disc.
incorporating instruments such as cellos and accordions, the track gives
listeners another glimpse into ray's unique songwriting skills. the last track
on the cd, the song stands out as an intentionally thought-provoking piece.


long-time indigo girls fans may be surprised by the changes in the new
album. in this case, however, change is just another way of demonstrating
the evolution of the duo's eclectic talent.


grade: b+


this paper was published on 10/1/99 by the cavalier daily, inc., at the
university of virginia.


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date: sat, 02 oct 1999 15:59:45 +1000
from: sherlyn koo <sherlyn@fl.net.au>
subject: [ig-news] duke university chronicle amy interview


hey folks,


here is the amy interview that heather mentioned, from the duke university
chronicle...


- -sherlyn


- ---begin article---
indigo girl


the indigo girls are currently on tour, promoting their new album come on now
social. before their raleigh concert last sunday, recess senior editor norbert
schürer had the opportunity to sit down with half of the duo:

norbert schürer - amy ray


can you explain the title of your new album, come on now social? it was
somewhat obscure to me...


that's because we don't really know what it means! we got it out of a song
that
i wrote that's not on the record.


what song is that?


a song called "measure of me." we're not really sure what it means because
it's
supposed to evoke this idea of finding your place in the world and asking the
world to accept you in that place. so there's a little bit of activism
involved
in it but there's also a little bit of society-there's really completely
opposite meanings in it. that's why we can't really explain it. we want people
to take what they want from it.


one line in the song "go" really struck me: "rock is cool, but the struggle is
better."


that line came to me after listening to a lot of reggae music for a couple of
days. then i was walking in the east village in new york, and all of a
sudden i
went, "rock is cool, but the struggle is better." it's just the idea that it's
really cool to be able to play music and stuff, but sometimes it's more
important and it feels more solid to be doing something for the world.


you're doing both of those, of course. is this a call to your audience to
go out
and be activists?


yeah! it's like saying this is really cool, and we could all get caught up in
this, and it's really fun to have a good time. but the struggle is even
cooler.
i mean, r.e.m. is cool, but what they do with their money is cooler. because
kids, and we as adults who are still kids, i think, get caught up in how to be
cool and what's cool, you know. and sometimes you feel the struggle is
cool, but
rock is better. i feel both ways some time.


the album as a whole: in what sense is it new or old, musically?


i think there are lot of things that are very reminiscent of really early
indigo. i don't know if it's because there is a lot of appalachan sort of
banjo
and mandolin stuff on there and there are some serious ballads that are pretty
acoustic. but then the newness of it is maybe in the rhythm and in the bass
area,
and maybe a little bit of just what it sounds like. every little thing makes a
difference. there's something really organic about the record, but there's
also
something really exact about it-like all the rhythms and stuff (except for
"compromise," which was recorded in a completely different way, and "gone
again," which was recorded live as well).


you were in cuba in march and worked on "compromise" there, didn't you?


we did it as a musical exchange. someone asked us to go down there, and it was
the best opportunity to go to cuba legally, basically, and have free rein
of all
these musicians and art. [then] we did a kind of a latin version [of
"compromise"] with a band down there. i recorded it on a dat player. you're
not
allowed to use any of the recordings you get down there because of the
embargo.
you can release them on computer.


how about putting that on mp3?


i have to go listen to it because i don't know how [good it is].


has the development of mp3s influenced your work at all?


it has influenced what epic and sony want to do, i guess, but i don't think
about
it much. i think the computer is a frontier in a way. for mainstream america,
it's relatively untapped, compared to what it's going to be-and unregulated,
which i think is great. i mean, record companies are worried that they're
going to
lose money, and distribution systems are worried that they're going to be
obsolete, and i think we just have to say that's ok. believe it or not, it
makes
live performance that much more special, because the record company is
going to
have to start realizing that the cd they're used to selling is becoming not
as big
of a commodity, because people can download it. it's good for independent
artists,
too. it's a way to get your stuff out there.


is latin music something you're interested in?


emily [saliers, the other indigo girl] is more than i am, probably. i mean,
it's
way out of my league, technically. i cannot even imagine being able to play
some of
that stuff or even approach it. so for that reason it's like not knowing the
language to me. but i like it a lot. it's mind-blowing. i have so much
respect for
it. i like to dance to it, but i sit at my guitar, i'm, like, ok, i know five
chords-i can't do this.


how do you get along with emily after so many years of working together?


we just give each other a lot of space, honestly. it's kind of like our
primary
relationship. it's so funny, because it's lasted for so long.


but you're both seeing other people.


we've never actually been together sexually, ever, and never even thought of
it-that's probably why we're together still.


how does working in the studio compare to being out here on the road again?
this
is your second or third concert on this tour, right?


our third. we were on lilith, but it was a slightly different band, so this is
really new. it's nice to play live, because once you let go of it, it's
gone. the
studio is very exact and intense, and it doesn't feel as free as you want
it to
eel a lot of times. and when you're playing live, you do a lot of things
you might
not normally do. then you may regret some of them later, but, whatever...


what's it like touring in the south?


we love touring the south, actually. the south is crazier than any other
area we
tour, everything about it. the fans are different in the south, it's a little
crazier sometimes.


in what sense?


just a little rowdier sometimes. people sneak backstage a lot more in the
south,
things like that. so there are always these kind of weird things that are
happening.

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