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ig-news-digest        friday, october 29 1999        volume 02 : number 193


today's subjects:
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  [ig-news] austin show-wed rocked!!           [amy teplow <amtep@yahoo.com>]
  [ig-news] austin 10/22 and 27                              [mnoelm@aol.com]
  [ig-news] (fwd) indigo girls items for sale  [sherlyn koo <sherlyn@fl.net.]
  [ig-news] re: help! emu show  ["excuse me miss, your cynical is showing.."]
  [ig-news] article on daemon in atlanta creative loafing  [memememi@aol.com]


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date: thu, 28 oct 1999 10:14:32 -0700
from: amy teplow <amtep@yahoo.com>
subject: [ig-news] austin show-wed rocked!!


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


hey folks!!


last night's show was a blast!!  my girlfriend and i were up on the 7th
row amy-side and had a great veiw of everyone but the accordian player.
so here's the setlist:


opener:  the butchies-- they're great!! they're gonna be at gaby & mo's
here in austin saturday afternoon from 2-7, and if everyone in this
area has nothing else planned, i would definitely stop by.  they were
great!!

1. go
2. peace tonight
3. chickenman
4. trouble
5. gone again-- amy said that this was all "a letter explaining
something to somebody"
6. least complicated
7. shed your skin
8. soon to be nothing
9. land of canaan-- they changed the set list just for us because they
got the vibe that we needed to hear some old stuff-- accotding to amy
they work and slave over the setlists during dinner the night before
and she's a "pain in the ass over setlists."
10. they had lourdes perez come up and sing with them.  it was
absolutely beautiful, but i don't know the name of the song.
11. faye tucker-- amy started talking about george bush jr. and it was
funny as hell.  she said he's a "thorn in our side" and the only thing
he has going for him is that he's cute.  "i'll give him that," to which
emily replied, "even on a desert island i wouldn't go there."  and then
they dedicated it to him.
12. closer to fine-- big 'ol singalong
13. sister-- amy said that half was written in georgia and half going
home from austin.  the "bloody beast of burden" is a big dead cow that
she saw on the side of the road that someone had hit by a car and it
really affected her (hello-- cats on fire... poor animals).  she also
said that she got to a campsite late at night and the people that had
been there had left the fire going "just for me!" and since it was 3am
already, she didn't think they'd be back, which turned out to be the
case.  amy said, "i totally scored!"  it was really cute.
14. power of two-- great!! it was a little faster i think, and em
laughed in the middle, either because she forgot the lyrics, or
somebody caught her attention.
15. compromise-- wow.  just wow.
16. get out the map
17. shame on you

encores:


ghost-- i have never heard anything so beautiful in my life.
apparently the hotel lady requested it, and em said she was really nice
and hoped she was there to hear it.
johnny rottn-- go amy!!
galileo-- big 'ol singalong


before galileo amy invited all of us in the crowd to go to the dallas
show too cuz they luv us so much :)  overall, i say 3 thumbs up.


have a fabulous day, and go listen to the girls.
amy


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date: thu, 28 oct 1999 13:26:00 edt
from: mnoelm@aol.com
subject: [ig-news] austin 10/22 and 27


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

hey,


was anybody at the second austin concert?  can you give us a review and set
list?  i would like to compare to what we heard on tuesday night.
unfortunately, i wasn't writing the songs down for tues, or i would post that
list.  here are the songs i remember in no particular order:


go
reunion
kid fears
ozilline
you and me of the 10,000 wars
peace tonight
ctf
galileo
least complicated
trouble
power of two
gone again
scooter boys
compromise
faye tucker (reason enough to see them live!)
cold beer and remote control


encore:
don't fear the reaper
get out the map
shame on you


am i forgetting something?  anybody out there with the actual list?


in the middle of the show, lourdes perez come out and did a beautiful song
with them, sans the rest of the band. my friend described her a latino edith
piaf because of the amazing emotion in her music.  it was a lovely interlude.


the opener was three finger cowboy.  sheesh, they were loud!!!


[...]


all in all, the concert was fine, but felt a bit canned.  strictly on the set
list, very little chatter, not much variation from the studio versions of the
songs.  for the two friends who were with me this was a first ig concert, so
they were ecstatic, but as ig concerts go, i thought it was pretty average.
the most remarkable thing is how amy continues to look genuinely surprised
and delighted by the fan response - the singing and dancing.  you'd think
she'd be used to it after 10 years, but it appears that she still delights in
the response and really appreciates it!


and faye tucker live is a wonder.  i think i would go just to hear them do
that one song!!!!


[...]


peace,


pam in big d

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date: fri, 29 oct 1999 10:21:27 +1000
from: sherlyn koo <sherlyn@fl.net.au>
subject: [ig-news] (fwd) indigo girls items for sale


hey folks,


this is forwarded from the newsgroup...


- -sherlyn


- ---begin forwarded message---
>from: runa@earthling.net
>subject: indigo girls items for sale
>date: thu, 28 oct 1999 07:53:48 gmt
>
>i have the following cds for sale:
>
>shades of indigo (orange cover)
>nothing to hide
>levees that break in my heart - early recording volume 2
>bds featuring michelle malone - redemption dream - 11 songs and 4 live
tracks including cortez the killer with indigo
>girls (11 minutes long). this album is the exclusive dutch release.
>cd-single  k'choice - wanna meet the man promo with indigo girls live
rockin' in the free world (neil young cover).
>
>these are not cd-r.
>if you are interested please email me with your offer.
>
>cj
>


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date: thu, 28 oct 1999 22:28:52 -0400
from: "excuse me miss, your cynical is showing.." <ebig@online.emich.edu>
subject: [ig-news] re: help! emu show


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


i just talked to my friend who works in the ticket office at the emu convo
center, and she said tickets for the ig show in ypsilanti on 12/10/99 go
on sale this saturday.  the convo center is only taking walk-ups and won't
sell tickets by phone.  the tickets are also going to be available through
tm charge-by-phone.


i'm preparing for the worst, because tickets for metallica/ted nugent/kid
rock also go on sale this weekend.. and up here in saginaw, that's a big
deal.  bleh.


oh, i can also tell you there really isn't a bad seat at the new convo
center.. i just graduated from there in april, and even 30 - 40 rows back
on the floor, i could see really well.


.. melanie
~*~
whatever has happened to anyone else
could happen to you and to me
and the end of my youth was the possible truth
that it all happens randomly.
                        -- e.s.
melanie * raincloud@partlycloudy.com
http://www.raincloud.net/

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date: thu, 28 oct 1999 07:41:43 edt
from: memememi@aol.com
subject: [ig-news] article on daemon in atlanta creative loafing


[sherlyn's note: this is a fairly heavily edited excerpt of a
message which was originally sent to the indigo girls mailing
list.  if you'd like to read the whole article, see the
address below...]

daemon records is featured on the cover of this weeks atlanta creative
loafing.   this is copied from the creative loafing website at:
http://www.creativeloafing.com


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a decade of opposites attracting
how laface and daemon records helped define atlanta music in the '90s


by rhonda baraka
10/30/99


nineteen eighty-nine: atlanta is on the verge of the new decade -- a span of
years that will in many ways prove a coming-of-age for the city's cultural
life and identity.


out of the acoustic music clubs on the east side and in decatur, the indigo
girls have just exploded on the national scene with their self-titled major
label debut -- a record that birthed a coffeehouse standard in the hit
"closer to fine." and on the cusp of her success, indigo girl amy ray hatches
a plan she hopes will allow others in her community to benefit from her
newfound fame. she's in search of artists to sign to her new not-for-profit
indie label, daemon records.


[...]


this year, as daemon records and laface records are celebrating their 10-year
anniversaries, scores of atlanta artists continue to hone their skills in
search of their big breaks. but unlike in decades past, the journey to
fulfilling musical ambitions now is as close as a trip across town.


for many starry-eyed singers, rappers and musicians, the road to success
winds down peachtree road to a tower in buckhead, where laface records makes
its home. for others, the dirt driveway of a warehouse near the railroad
tracks in kirkwood -- to the offices of daemon records -- lead them to
artistic freedom.


[...]


music, of course, permeates through daemon records' offices as well, but
that's about where the similarities end. if laface is where artists go to be
stars, daemon is where they go just to be. rather than the products of
digital recording studios and production companies, those who gravitate
toward daemon come largely from the small clubs of intown atlanta. their
music is a kaleidoscope of everything that surrounds them: a pinch of rock, a
dash of hip-hop, touches of folk and punk, and a heaping of pop.


tucked away in atlanta's revitalized kirkwood neighborhood, the offices of
daemon records are a visual reflection of the label's earthy, no-frills
philosophy. the spacious warehouse, with its boarded windows and graffiti
art, sits alongside a railroad track, on an unpaved road bordered by a
kudzu-laced fence. the office, two rooms divided into four stations (one for
each employee), is furnished with desks and chairs that look like they came
with the building. the decor is accented by ceiling-high stacks of boxes of
leftover daemon product and piles of label catalogs.


it's no laface, but then daemon is an entirely different kind of animal. amy
ray founded the not-for-profit label for both altruistic and selfish reasons:
to give artists an untainted vehicle for their art, and to satisfy her own
appetite for good music. "when i hear a band that i really like, this thing
goes off in my body," she says. "i just want them to put out a cd, even if
it's just for me."


that's how ray felt a decade ago when she first heard daemon's inaugural act,
the ellen james society. "i heard their music and my head kinda started
spinning around." she signed them and declared daemon records open for
business. it's that kind of emotional reaction that still dictates the
label's a&r policies today. "we only sign what we like," says label manager
andrea white.


daemon attracts and recruits a certain breed of artist -- like locals
belloluna and 6x, and out-of-towners three finger cowboy and rose polenzani
- -- whose primary goal is to get their own musical vision out, before
considerations of sales and marketing. according to white, daemon's
non-exclusive distribution deals with companies like nail on the west coast
and red eye in the southeast allow the label to have more control over its
markets, which are defined by the artists' tour circuits.


"we don't need to be in boise, idaho, because our bands never tour there,"
she says, adding that much of the label's product is sold at shows, festivals
and special events.


ray says the approach helps to fortify the underground scene that birthed and
nurtured the indigo girls. as with laface, a larger portion (though not all)
of daemon's artists are atlanta-based. unlike laface, however, daemon doesn't
court national or international sales. "this is a regional operation that is
not worried about selling thousands of records," ray says.


fortunately, daemon's artists embrace that philosophy and, for the most part,
are not distracted by the seven million records the indigo girls have sold
with sony. pam howe, leader of daemon's local trip-hop band ph balance, says,
"i feel like charts and sales figures are the killers of creation. to be a
balanced artist i am learning to function with them, but i definitely don't
long for them, and i feel relieved that daemon doesn't put any pressure on me
in that regard."


ray is not blind to the dichotomy. "most of the artists who come to us are
poor. they're having trouble paying their rent and some of them just want to
get a break for a year by signing with a label. but it's not a break to be on
daemon. my biggest stumbling block is that i'm on a major label and people
associate me with money and success. in the back of their minds they're aware
of my connections, and people assume that it's gonna be a free ride."


atlanta's divergent music industry is more than a free ride. it's about give
and take. along with the dozens of other labels -- including soso def and the
revived capricorn records -- that have emerged or continued to thrive in town
over the past 10 years, both daemon and laface have been successful not only
because of what they've taken from atlanta -- its artists and its flavor --
but because of what they've given back to the city as well. the labels have
provided an outlet for atlanta's artists to create music and/or acquire
wealth, and they've enhanced atlanta's reputation as a center for popular
music.


[...]


>from the other end of the commercial spectrum, ray echoes reid's aspirations.
"the atlanta music scene is very segregated," she observes. "most people
don't branch out because of fear. i'm guilty of it too." but, like laface,
daemon is branching out with acts like ph balance and the brand new release
of justin hale, the label's first hip-hop (albeit all-white) act.


while the '90s have proven atlanta can nourish two labels of different hues
and maintain them on varying levels, it has yet to be proven that atlanta
musicians can speak the same language, sing with one voice, work together as
a cohesive community instead of as a plethora of fragmented scenes. but acts
like ph balance, justin hale, pink and joy enriquez may personify the merging
of factions in atlanta music by creating a neutral place where separate camps
can overlap and become one.

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