lifeblood: listlogs: 1999v01n198-news


ig-news-digest        friday, november 5 1999        volume 02 : number 198


today's subjects:
-----------------
  [ig-news] berkeley meet                [jennifer belton <jenindgo@aol.com>]
  [ig-news] ig email pals         [sheryl jones <sljones1@facstaff.wisc.edu>]
  [ig-news] columbus tix fs            [lisa tatonetti <tatonetti.2@osu.edu>]
  [ig-news] re: channel 103.1 in la  [rhiannon silverflame <indigrrl@mail.gn]
  [ig-news] ig songs on world cafe       [carrie hamblen <chamblen@nmsu.edu>]
  [ig-news] snippet heard pre-world cafe      [diane wong <arle@hotmail.com>]
  [ig-news] claremont show: long           [tamara zakim <tzakim@pomona.edu>]
  [ig-news] brother sister article          [sherlyn koo <sherlyn@fl.net.au>]
  [ig-news] ig in studio c transcript, 4 nov. 1999  [rhiannon silverflame <i]
  [ig-news] for sale:  1 portland, or ticket  ["gregg baird" <gcb25@teleport]


----------------------------------------------------------------------


date: thu, 4 nov 1999 10:56:57 est
from: jennifer belton <jenindgo@aol.com>
subject: [ig-news] berkeley meet


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


    for all interested:  listmeet for the saturday 11/6 show in berkeley.
        the original mel's on 2240 shattuck ave.
        one block up from the berkeley community theatre
        5:30 pm
jennifer

- -----------------------------------------------------------------
this has been a message from the ig-news list.
please send feedback, questions etc to owner-ig-news@smoe.org.
submissions are welcome - please send these to ig-news@smoe.org.
to unsubscribe send the appropriate command to majordomo@smoe.org:
bounce subscribers:    unsubscribe ig-news
digest subscribers:    unsubscribe ig-news-digest


------------------------------


date: thu, 4 nov 1999 08:22:21 -0600
from: sheryl jones <sljones1@facstaff.wisc.edu>
subject: [ig-news] ig email pals


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


hi everyone!


just to let you know that on our unofficial ig website we have a page where
you can find ig e-mail pals from all over the world. we keep adding new
fans and new countries, so check it out and make some new ig e-mail
friends! or better yet, add your name to the list!


darlene
<http://indigoskies.tripod.com>

- -----------------------------------------------------------------
this has been a message from the ig-news list.
please send feedback, questions etc to owner-ig-news@smoe.org.
submissions are welcome - please send these to ig-news@smoe.org.
to unsubscribe send the appropriate command to majordomo@smoe.org:
bounce subscribers:    unsubscribe ig-news
digest subscribers:    unsubscribe ig-news-digest


------------------------------


date: thu, 4 nov 1999 09:19:28 -0800
from: lisa tatonetti <tatonetti.2@osu.edu>
subject: [ig-news] columbus tix fs


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


hello all,
i have three extra tix to the sat., dec. 11th ig show @ veteran's memorial
auditorium in columbus.  they are section 3, row cc1, seats 111 to 113.
face value.  hmm, how much is that?  the tix aren't in front of me.  i know
they're $43 each w/ticketb. charges, but i'll cover those, so i'm guessing
around $36 or  37?  email me if you're interested.
lisa


"the best thing you've ever done for me is to help me take my life less
seriously, it's only life afterall."--emily saliers

- -----------------------------------------------------------------
this has been a message from the ig-news list.
please send feedback, questions etc to owner-ig-news@smoe.org.
submissions are welcome - please send these to ig-news@smoe.org.
to unsubscribe send the appropriate command to majordomo@smoe.org:
bounce subscribers:    unsubscribe ig-news
digest subscribers:    unsubscribe ig-news-digest


------------------------------


date: thu, 4 nov 1999 16:27:23 -0800
from: rhiannon silverflame <indigrrl@mail.gn1.net>
subject: [ig-news] re: channel 103.1 in la


[sherlyn's note: this message was originally sent to the indigo
girls mailing list at netspace.org.  the url for the broadcast
is http://www.channel1031.com but apparently the current
broadcast has reached its connection limit...]


oh, and one other thing, in case you want to tune in later:


they'll be re-airing the webcast tonight at 9 pm pacific time.  might be
less 'net traffic then.  ;)


battle on,
shanie
(taking up the gabwhacker in defense of the bard, in all lifetimes)
~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~
http://silverflame.simplenet.com -- icq:25908009, aim: folkiebard
"god, if i could find the person who did that, i'd take a cocktail fork and
poke them so full of holes!"  -- kerry stuart in "tropical storm," by
melissa good

- -----------------------------------------------------------------
this has been a message from the ig-news list.
please send feedback, questions etc to owner-ig-news@smoe.org.
submissions are welcome - please send these to ig-news@smoe.org.
to unsubscribe send the appropriate command to majordomo@smoe.org:
bounce subscribers:    unsubscribe ig-news
digest subscribers:    unsubscribe ig-news-digest


------------------------------


date: thu, 4 nov 1999 07:42:52 -0700
from: carrie hamblen <chamblen@nmsu.edu>
subject: [ig-news] ig songs on world cafe


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


hi all,


[...]


and, i have the rundown on the ig segment on the cafe'.


it occurs in the second hour (as someone has already posted), about 15
minutes into the hour.


here's what's on the show:
                talk                             :47sec
                "gone again                     3:30
                talk                            2:56
                "peace tonight"                 3:53
                talk                            2:38
                "go"                            3:32
                talk                            2:58
                "cold beer and remote control"  3:53
                talk                            1:19
                "land of canaan"                3:45
                talk/out                         :13


[...]


take care.


carrie

- -----------------------------------------------------------------
this has been a message from the ig-news list.
please send feedback, questions etc to owner-ig-news@smoe.org.
submissions are welcome - please send these to ig-news@smoe.org.
to unsubscribe send the appropriate command to majordomo@smoe.org:
bounce subscribers:    unsubscribe ig-news
digest subscribers:    unsubscribe ig-news-digest


------------------------------


date: thu, 4 nov 1999 14:32:57 pst
from: diane wong <arle@hotmail.com>
subject: [ig-news] snippet heard pre-world cafe


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


this afternoon, as i was gathering materials to be a branch for the beacon
theatre boot and sending them off,  i was thrilled to hear the announcement
that the indigo girls would be on the world cafe tomorrow at 3pm.  then the
deejay gayly announced that he was giving a preview of tomorrow's
performance.


he said that he wondered what the title of the album meant.  amy ray
answered (in several sentences) that it was a call to everyone everywhere to
social change and openmindedness.  of course, tomorrow, when y'all listen to
the broadcast, i will be way offbase.  i can't quote word for word, but it
was a similar theme to the above.


then amy asked emily to confirm that, and she agreed, before they did an
acoustic (mandolin and guitar) version of "gone again" that was so soft and
romantic, kind of sleepy-like--perfect for the crystal autumn day i was
driving through.


big sighs,
diane


______________________________________________________
get your private, free email at http://www.hotmail.com

- -----------------------------------------------------------------
this has been a message from the ig-news list.
please send feedback, questions etc to owner-ig-news@smoe.org.
submissions are welcome - please send these to ig-news@smoe.org.
to unsubscribe send the appropriate command to majordomo@smoe.org:
bounce subscribers:    unsubscribe ig-news
digest subscribers:    unsubscribe ig-news-digest


------------------------------


date: thu, 4 nov 1999 11:04:15 -0800
from: tamara zakim <tzakim@pomona.edu>
subject: [ig-news] claremont show: long


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


since sam has yet to post a full review of the show tuesday at pomona, i
guess i'll have to speak up and fill you all in.


first, the setlist.
go
trouble
land of canaan
virginia wolf
ozilline
cold beer and a dumb ass hotel (this is what was written on the set list)
shed your skin
love will come to you
gone again
closer to fine (amy's hand gestures were very helpful when we sang the last
verse                             ourselves)
faye tucker (amy's maniacal <sp?> laugh was great in this one)
get out the map
sister
peace tonight (a very happy song, emily explained)
johnny rotten
power of two (carla played a cool intro to this on her keyboard and emily
gave her the sweetest smile when she finished)
shame on you


encore:
or with rose
galileo


fashion report:
amy was wearing her blue suede platforms (of course!), black and white
finely checkered pants and a white pin-striped long sleeved button up shirt,
rolled to the elbows.


emily was wearing a pair of black pants and a blue button up long sleeve
shirt. i didn't notice any glittery eye shadow this time...


i was ushering and i talked to my boss, who invited us backstage before the
show, and he said that the girls were being kind of reclusive, especially
emily, because pomona reminds her a lot of her sister (an alumn who passed
away recently). i thought maybe it would be a mellow show but i was wrong,
even with a claremont audience. the girls were really high energy and full
of smiles.


favorite moments.
blair (the drummer) had this crazy tendency of throwing his drum sticks off
stage right in the middle of songs. i think he was trying to hit one of the
sound-check dudes, but he did it twice and both times the entire band
started cracking up. (he had spare drum sticks, don't worry)


there was an orchestra pit separating the stage from the front row by about
20 feet and there were four mean looking security guys sitting in the pit to
make sure no-one got in it. emily pointed out that the distance "sucked" and
she asked the bouncers if they were nice. they didn't reply and amy said
that they were protecting us from the pit of hell. emily made a reference to
the three headed dog that guards the gates of hell in greek myth and she
couldn't remember the name. amy finally remembered (with a little help from
the audienc) and emily pointed out that she should have remembered because
it was in the crossword puzzle only a few weeks ago.


a little boy came up to the stage with two sets of roses- he must have been
about nine or ten, and a security guard lifted him across the orchestra pit
to the stage and amy put her guitar down during songs (i think it was after
love will come to you) and came over to take the flowers and to thank him.
(lucky boy!!) as he walked back to his seat, emily said that's what we need
more of- "young male fans!!"


amy took a large swig of water at one point in between songs and then spit
all of it out at blair (although she missed him and got his drums instead).
emily started laughing hysterically, it was pretty cute.


as an intro to gone again, amy said she was in australia trying to write a
letter to a girl back home whom she had hoped would be her girlfriend- she
said she was kind of indecisive about what she wanted. she had this sheepish
smile on her face when she told the story. it was great.


when they stopped to introduce the band, emily said the band needed a
"proper" introduction because, seeing that they are all british, they were a
proper, tea-drinking sort. the band was laughing at her sarcasm but it was
true- carol, the keyboard player, saluted the audience with her tea-mug when
emily introduced her.


before amy played sys, someone requested blood and fire from the back of the
audience. amy said, as she's explained before, that she tried to play it a
while ago but she had forgotten- she comforted the audience by saying,
"here's a song that's a lot like it though." and then she corrected herself
and said, "actually, it's not like it at all..." and the audience laughed.
then she said, "spinal tap", which made the audience laugh even harder,
before she said, "just kidding" and launched into song. (did that make
sense? i guess you had to be there...)


all in all, this was a great show. i wasn't sure what to expect of the
claremont audience but the girls were really appreciative that we were so
attentive and as emily said, "sweet". there was a lot of laughter and they
seemed really relaxed on stage- when a bunch of girls shrieked loudly in
between songs, emily exclaimed, "you go girls!"


it was a great night and i've had a permanent smile on my face since. and
best of all, i'm seeing them again tonight! it doesn't get much better than
this.


tamara

- -----------------------------------------------------------------
this has been a message from the ig-news list.
please send feedback, questions etc to owner-ig-news@smoe.org.
submissions are welcome - please send these to ig-news@smoe.org.
to unsubscribe send the appropriate command to majordomo@smoe.org:
bounce subscribers:    unsubscribe ig-news
digest subscribers:    unsubscribe ig-news-digest


------------------------------


date: fri, 05 nov 1999 12:38:18 +1100
from: sherlyn koo <sherlyn@fl.net.au>
subject: [ig-news] brother sister article


hey folks,


here is a copy of the article that was published in
"brother sister" (thanks anne), the newspaper from
queensland, australia...


- -sherlyn


- ---begin article---
come on out


the indigo girls take a look at their lives and emerge from their
musical shells - they're proud of what they do, who they are, and
they're ready to rock a little.


when someone mentions the indigo girls, you may think of a dyke
icons, soft acoustic music and beautiful voices.


while these aspects are still true of the famous duo, their new
album, come on now social, sees them "come out" of their shell,
so to speak.


the women who form the indigo girls, amy ray and emily saliers,
have brought their deeply-held social activism to the forefront
of their music with this, their seventh full length album.


since their debut album, strange fire, twelve years ago, the pair
have devoted their voices, time and money to the issues that
concern them most: women's rights, protection of the environment,
the rights of indigenous peoples, gay and lesbian rights, and gun
control.


this album spells out the issues - the girls are wearing their
hearts on their sleeves.


"the most natural thing in the world for us to marry social
activism with our music, because our music is so deeply rooted in
life issues," says emily.


the title of "come on now social" is taken from a song written by
amy which doesn't appear on the collection, but the duo says it
captures the spirit of the album.


"the title is me, speaking to myself, wanting to be more of the
world, more activist and more with others," says amy.


she says it encourages the idea that "we're all still trying to
evolve - to decide what, who and how we want to be," and it
challenges the idea that, when we're young, the world wants
certain things from us - it prescribes our social acceptability."


not only did they come out as social activists on this album,
they also came out of their studio closet, inviting the likes of
joan osborne, sheryl crow, me'shell ndegeocello and sinead
o'connor's drummer, john reynolds to come on board come on now
social.


described as a producer who also happens to be a drummer,
reynolds pays particular attention to the rhythm section.


"it was inspiring to me," says emily, "because i like someone to
bring a groove to my songs."


he employed drum loops sampled from their live sessions and
beat-box rhythms that lent a subtle but serious swing to these
tunes.


reynolds also brought his own musical eclectism as a contemporary
londoner, incorporating influence from "sexual healing"-style
marvin gaye to middle eastern trance music.


amy especially related to the  celtic background of reynolds and
his fellow musicians, which is directly related to the appalachian
music she loves: "it's just like tapping into a source that's
endless."


the standouts and surprises of come on now social are many and
varied.


amy's gripping album opener, "go", is a wake-up call that rocks
hard, with a stirring message for iconoclasts of all ages: "rock
is cool but the struggle is better/go go go".  emily's "peace
tonight", on the other hand, is irresistible southern swing that
features a funky horn section imported from new orleans.


"it's just a feel-good song about creating peace in your life
through gathering with your friends and loved ones," she says.


"compromise" is punk rock, pure and simple, featuring bassist
me'shell ndegeocello and drummer kate schellenbach.


"faye tucker" is a story song of a different sort: a dark
rumination on the meaning of the life and death of karla faye
tucker, who made headlines in 1998 when she became the first
woman executed by the state of texas since the civil war.  amy
says the song is about "losing control of our destinies, all of
us."


so there it is: the indigo girls are now solid career performers.
twelve years on, they are delivering music which is still as bold,
reflective, original, brave, funny, angry, heartbreaking and
groundbreaking as the work that made them famous in the first
place.


expect a lot more where that came from.

- -----------------------------------------------------------------
this has been a message from the ig-news list.
please send feedback, questions etc to owner-ig-news@smoe.org.
submissions are welcome - please send these to ig-news@smoe.org.
to unsubscribe send the appropriate command to majordomo@smoe.org:
bounce subscribers:    unsubscribe ig-news
digest subscribers:    unsubscribe ig-news-digest


------------------------------


date: thu, 4 nov 1999 17:56:22 -0800
from: rhiannon silverflame <indigrrl@mail.gn1.net>
subject: [ig-news] ig in studio c transcript, 4 nov. 1999


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


got energy and excitement to burn before i head for the wiltern in a couple
of hours, so here's the transcript of the interview that just happened on
kacd . . .  much use of the affirmative here.  ;)


andy chanley [ac]: we're in studio c this afternoon with amy ray and emily
saliers, better known as the indigo girls, thanks for coming by.


amy ray [ar]: sure.


ac: and thanks for nicole [nicole sandler, the afternoon dj], the birthday
girl, for letting me pop in here in the afternoon and do a studio c
session.  um . . .seventh album?  is that right?  come on now social?


emily saliers [es]: that's what they say.  seventh studio album.


ac: seventh studi . . . and you've had like eleven total.


ar: we've had live records and some . . . we've had indie . . . indie
releases.  i don't know.


es: and an ep.


ar: (laughs) we don't know, we don't ever know what number it is any more.


es: we don't count.


ac: you lost count?  well, that's the thing, it has to be great for you as
an artist to be able to choose from like a hundred, you know, plus songs
when you do a show.


es: well, actually, (laughs) it makes it kind of hard to write the setlist,
but it's good to have a choice, i guess.  but now we're focusing on the new
songs, obviously, 'cause the new record's out, and we're excited about
them, and they're fresh, and . . . and the . . . our fans seem to be taking
to them really well, so that's cool.


ac: will you focus on one now?


ar and es: yeah.
ar: we're gonna focus on one now.
es: we're focused.
(laughing)


ac: all right.  this is the indigo girls in studio c.


es: 2, 3 . . .


("peace tonight")
(applause)


ac: wow.  the indigo girls in studio c on channel 103.1.  uh, that's pretty
fantastic.  your voices, the harmony you make together . . . when you first
met each other, did you play a song and say "oh my god, we're gonna be rich?"


(laughing)


ar and es (emphatically): no!


ar: (while emily plucks out notes in the background) no, i mean it was more
like we were , we were in high school and just, we both played and we were
singing in the chorus together.  it was just like aa social thing, get
together and play some, and, um, all i knew how to do was sing melody back
then, although that's pretty much all i know how to do now, too, but um . .
. (ac, ar, and es laugh)  i haven't got very far.  but emily could
harmonize, like, with anything, and so it was more this, like, wow, you
know, we were both excited about sort of like the, the fun of it and . . .


es: it was a blast.


ar: yeah, it was just like fun, i mean, we did cover songs, you know?


ac: what was . . . what was 1985 in, like around athens like?  i mean . . .


es: exciting.


ar: yeah, i mean . . .


es: great music.


ac: you're talking, what?  rem, b-52s, vic chesnutt, you guys . . .


es: love tractor, barbecue killers, (something i can't make out)


ar: we were out of atlanta and we played in athens a lot and there was this
weird sort of . . . not a competition, but this thing with athens where it
was hard to get gigs there sometimes, you know.  so we had these . . . a
couple bands from athens, um, one band from athens called the squalls and
another friend's of ours called driving and crying, who let us open for
them, and that's how we got our foot in the door in athens  and then . . .


ac: that was around like [build a fire time], wasn't it?


es: (laughs)


ar: yeah, and we were just like, okay.  so . . . but athens was happening,
and we recorded a lot there, and you know, it's just like, totally fun
place to be.  it's still great, actually, the music scene there is still
really good.


ac: yeah.  fabled, now.


ar: yeah.
es: yeah.  right.


ac: um, the new album.  come on now social.  it's out, you just heard
"peace tonight."  you heard an acoustic version now, but the album's rockin'!


ar: (laughs)


es: yeah, well, on that song in particular, it's really different.  it
started out jangly and acoustic, and then we changed it in the studio,
slowed it down . . .


ac: horns.


es: horns.  three players from new orleans, just street kinda guy players .
. . i mean, they're great players, but that's the vibe, and john reynolds,
who co-produced the record with us, gave it this sort of old al green
backbeat or old motown-type feel . . .


ac: man.


es: and clare kenny plays a really simple but funky bass . . . (amy
sneezes) bass line on it so . . .


ac: and lots of guests on the rest of the album . . .


es: lots of guests.


ac: me'shell ndegeocello, joan osborne, sheryl crow . . .


es: yup.


ac: uh, your grandmother?


ar: (laughs) yeah, my grandma's right in there.  she's a riot grrl.


ac: (laughs)


ar: my grandma.


es: she rocks.


ac: are you all tuned up?


ar and es: yeah.


ac: are you all ready to go?  okay.


ar: yeah, i'm ready to go.


ac: oh, okay.  um, will you play another song off the album?


es: yeah, another acoustic version.  (strums a chord)


ac: okay, this is the indigo girls in studio c.  what's the name of the song?


ar: this is . . . this is "go."  this is . . . this is a very stripped-down
version.  (laughs)


ac: all right, this is channel 103.1 with the indigo girls.


ar: all right, here we go.  how does this . . . oh, okay.


("go")


(applause)
ac: channel 103.1 with the indigo girls in studio c.  (to emily) did you
get hurt on that?  (laughs)


ar: (laughs)  it hurt me, though!
es: (laughs) no, i broke a nail.


ac: it's called "go," and that's the first song . . .


es: yeah, it's really rocking.


ac: . . . on the new album come on now social.  i know you guys have to go,
because you probably have soundcheck and so forth, you're doing a show
tonight at the wiltern . . .


es: yup.
ar: yeah.


ac: also tomorrow night at the wiltern . . .


ar: yeah.
es: yes.


ac: go by all means, no pun intended.  (amy laughs)  um, it's, uh . . .
it's sure to be a good show.  i have to ask you this question, this one
thing i've always wondered about.  you've . . . it seems to me you've,
you've been true to, you know, a vision of trying to keep things pure and
do what you wanna do, but with all the sponsorship things going around, has
timex ever come around and said, "hey, can we do an indiglo girls tour?"


ar: (laughs)


es: not timex, but other companies.


ar: (laughing) we've had a lot of other companies though!


es: we just have a policy.  we just don't do it.  so, it's fine.


ac: good for you!


ar: we just say no.


es: once you know you're just not gonna do it, you just say no and it's no
big deal.


ar: we'll see how much they raise the . . . they'll keep raising the offer
and we just say no.  keep raising it, no.


ac: right!


es: coulda bought a new house, but nope!


ar: well, that's underpaying(?) us to not do it! (laughs)
es: (laughs)


ac: the new cd is called come on now social, go out and buy it, and go see
them tonight at the wiltern theatre, and . . . indigo girls.  thanks for
coming by studio c.


es: thanks a lot.


ar: yeah, it was fun.


battle on,
shanie
(taking up the gabwhacker in defense of the bard, in all lifetimes)
~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~
http://silverflame.simplenet.com -- icq:25908009, aim: folkiebard
"god, if i could find the person who did that, i'd take a cocktail fork and
poke them so full of holes!"  -- kerry stuart in "tropical storm," by
melissa good

- -----------------------------------------------------------------
this has been a message from the ig-news list.
please send feedback, questions etc to owner-ig-news@smoe.org.
submissions are welcome - please send these to ig-news@smoe.org.
to unsubscribe send the appropriate command to majordomo@smoe.org:
bounce subscribers:    unsubscribe ig-news
digest subscribers:    unsubscribe ig-news-digest


------------------------------


date: thu, 4 nov 1999 17:48:05 -0800
from: "gregg baird" <gcb25@teleport.com>
subject: [ig-news] for sale:  1 portland, or ticket


o.k., i have 1 ticket to the portland show on wednesday, 11/10 and it's $35.
bonus:  you get to sit next to me!  i wish i could say that my date canceled
on me or something, but the truth is, i always buy 2 tickets in the hopes
that one of my friends will magically become an ig fanatic like me and beg
to go.  but it never happens....i'm learning...


i'm not sure how good the seats are (100 level, section 102, row h, seats 15
and 16).  anyway, let me know if you're interested!


gregg

- -----------------------------------------------------------------
this has been a message from the ig-news list.
please send feedback, questions etc to owner-ig-news@smoe.org.
submissions are welcome - please send these to ig-news@smoe.org.
to unsubscribe send the appropriate command to majordomo@smoe.org:
bounce subscribers:    unsubscribe ig-news
digest subscribers:    unsubscribe ig-news-digest


------------------------------


end of ig-news-digest v2 #198
*****************************


home | appearances | articles | bootlegs | discography | fanzine | faq | fun | listlogs | official | socs | songs | videos | youtube