lifeblood: listlogs: 1999v01n205-news


ig-news-digest        monday, november 15 1999        volume 02 : number 205


today's subjects:
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  [ig-news] ig pic in teen people        ["amy m." <indigrrl@selway.umt.edu>]
  [ig-news] eugene listmeet  [shannon curnutte <shannonc@oregon.uoregon.edu>]
  [ig-news] local newspaper article...  [the redheaded goddess <thatredheade]
  [ig-news] seattle rocked!!!!       [ryan blackhawke <hawke2@email.msn.com>]
  [ig-news] review...portland, or      [kim fotheringham <indigokaj@aol.com>]
  [ig-news] bellingham 11/11/99 setlist           [kristina <andrade@az.com>]
  [ig-news] interview with amy from "the every other weekly", bellingham  [h]
  [ig-news] re: ig shirts, merchandise  [simone jarzabek <sljarzabek@hotmail]
  [ig-news] denver tix for sale 11/18  [julie weise <julieweise@hotmail.com>]


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date: sat, 13 nov 1999 16:40:41 -0700
from: "amy m." <indigrrl@selway.umt.edu>
subject: [ig-news] ig pic in teen people


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hey y'all,


listen to the teenybopper inside all of you and go get the newest issue of
teen people when it comes out. there's a mighty fetchin' pic of the girls
(w/amy's tattoo and all) and a little article. they're on the cover page
of an article about out celebrities.


just thot y'all might be interested.


amy m.


!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
saliers/ray '00!
*write 'em in* !
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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"we are not empty-headed celebrities."
                -the goddess, amy ray


"women together is a powerful thing, especially when you join it with
music."
                -the goddess, emily saliers

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date: sat, 13 nov 1999 16:42:35 -0800
from: shannon curnutte <shannonc@oregon.uoregon.edu>
subject: [ig-news] eugene listmeet


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i've been tring to figure out a good place to go for a listmeet in
eugene... and i think i've finnally picked one (unless anyone has any
better ideas)... andrew smash... it's a restaurant i've been wanting to
try or almost 2 years, but haven't managed it yet... but i've heard
great things about it...


if you wanna find out about the food (all meatless, and supposedly
great), check out www.andrewsmash.com.  anyway, it's at 840 willamette
street, about a block and a half from the hult center... if you need
directions, drop me a note.


since the concert starts at 8pm, i figure we should start the listmeet
at about 6:30... i promise to be there this time... ;-)


hope to see some of you there...


shannon
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date: sat, 13 nov 1999 08:11:17 -0800
from: the redheaded goddess <thatredheadedgirl@yahoo.com>
subject: [ig-news] local newspaper article...


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hi all,


this article appeared in the november 12 deseret news,
which thanks to my mom was waiting for me on top of a
container of chocolate chip cookies when i got home
from work this morning (that woman does know me).
it's written by dainon moody, and there is a cute
little picture along with the article (like the one on
in the cornfield in cons only amy doesn't look so
hostile and emily doesn't have that mischievious
smile).  anyway, here goes...


lucky usu books ig's; suggestion that was made in jest
pays off: duo accepts.


utah state university got lucky.  really lucky.  when
activities vice president mandy leishman joked with
other members of the associated students of utah state
university (asusu) about trying to get the indigo
girls to come to logan, that's really all it was-a big
joke. but they put the request in anyway, and it just
so happened that the indigo girls were planning their
tour and accepted.  now the laughs are more of
delight.  the indigo girls will play the dee glenn
smith spectrum wednesday on the usu campus in logan.
the show starts at 8 p.m.  in planning its annual week
of welcome, asusu was looking for bands to help
welcome students back to campus.  they were looking
for small acts, mostly-the samples was one idea, the
connells another. once upon a time, bands like oingo
boingo and chicago played usu, but it's been at least
five years since a band as widely renowned as the
indigo girls has played there.  but emily saliers,
half of the popular folk rock duo (with amy ray), says
that just makes her look forward to the concert even
more.  "those shows tend to be the most exciting,"
saliers said during a phone interview from dallas.
"the crowd isn't spoiled by seeing other concerts, and
it becomes a special event for them.  besides, we
really like playing places we've never played before."
students snatched up nearly 1000 tickets to the show
on the first day they were sold, which is impressive
considering that just under 6000 are available.  this
tour is in support of "come on now social," the indigo
girls seventh album in 10 years together.  the title
comes from an unfinished song called "the measure of
me," which amy ray is writing.  it's meant to be a
beckoning for people to take part in the world,
saliers said.  since their major label debut in 1989,
with "indigo girls" going double platinum and the duo
earning a grammy as best contemporary folk group the
same year, saliers and ray have struggled to break
free of their reputation as a folk band.  it's not
easy, either, when the majority of the radio listening
population associates the musicians with "closer to
fine."  "it's difficult because radio is an avenue for
exposure," saliers said.  "usually the songs they play
are never indicative of the breadth of the album.
'closer to fine' did really well, but people assume
we're a couple of guitar strumming women, when our
music is more expansive than that.  it really makes it
difficult to try to give them a fresh album."  with
the new album, they've done their best to convince
listeners they're anything but folk.  with a punk
song, some mor ballads and horn based numbers, they
show just how expansive their music is.  the fact that
sheryl crow and joan osbourne perform doesn't hurt,
either.  even rolling stone likes the album.  "i hate
to admit it, but when rolling stone gives you the
thumbs up, it's good," saliers said.  "it causes
people to check into your music more.  we have
wonderful fans, but we would like to keep going."
and, admittedly, the indigo girls have been around
longer than many groups, which goes beyond singing
together-they were also high school friends.  one has
to appreciate what the band members do and really
respect them as people, or it is not worth it,
according to saliers.  other tips she offers to bands
that are on the verge of breaking up: keep your ego in
check and have a good time.  for the record, saliers
and ray are writing music for themselves not the
public.  a good number of their songs are largely tied
to environmental issues or women's rights, because
those are issues the band is passionate about.  but
the indigo girls write about other things, too.
saliers laughs.  "we've actually written a number of
love songs as well."


later,
diana

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date: sat, 13 nov 1999 00:10:55 -0800
from: ryan blackhawke <hawke2@email.msn.com>
subject: [ig-news] seattle rocked!!!!


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omigawdess! we just got out of the show and i daresay it was even better
than portland.


here's the setlist:
trouble
shame on you
least complicated
ozziline
soon be to nothing
shed your skin (which just rocked)
peace tonight
johnny rotten
compromise
virginia woolf (breanna's fave)
gone again
cold beer & remote control
chickenman (w/ guest from billy tipton mem. quartet)
closer to fine
faye tucker
get out the map
go


======--encore--=======
philosophy of loss (breanna thinks this song is really good, especially for
someone coming from a fundamentalist family)


do you wanna touch (w/ the butchies)
galileo


the crowd was downright rowdy! really great energy tonight. while amy may
have seemed tired in portland, she was on tonight! i love watching that
woman throw her whole being into songs like ft and go and then chickenman.


i really hope someone got a good boot because we decided to take the night
off, it being bre's birthday and all. it was also really great to eat with
the crowd at teh listmeet. thai heaven has probably the best phad thai in
town.


the butchies had much better sound tonight. they are so fun to watch. and i
could actually hear some of the lyrics.  and when they came out to do do you
wanna touch with the girls...well, it was almost indescribable. i am like,
on a high right now and feel like i'm not making much sense so i'll let
others fill in the holes.


ryan

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date: thu, 11 nov 1999 19:05:28 est
from: kim fotheringham <indigokaj@aol.com>
subject: [ig-news] review...portland, or


[sherlyn's note: this is an excerpt of a message which was
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hi all,
     ok, now we were in the second row in the wonderful rose garden theater
of the clouds.
     the opening act was the butchies.  they were very cute, especially at
certain moments.
[...]

     and what you have all been waiting for (or scrolling to find)
drum roll
go
trouble
reunion (yknow, intimate strangers... pretty pretenders)
cold beer and remote control
chickenman
love will come to you
gone again
peace tonight
band introductions... claire kenny, caroline lovell, carol isaacs, blair
cunningham
(spelling may not be quite right)
scooter boys  ( with a guitar riff then a cello solo) you rock emily and amy!!
closer to fine
sister
least complicated
johnny rotten (amy on stage by herself...man was she winded after that one)
get out the map
faye tucker
power of two
shame on you
- --encore--
philosophy of loss (emily on stage by herself)
ozzilene
galileo


amy had her tank top, a white shirt with vertical black stripes, and white
pants with a black check pattern (giving them a light grey appearance)
emily had a nice light blue shirt and black jeans
during the concert emily said that she broke a nail....
they were definitely more relaxed than they were at bumbershoot.  emily was
rocking out a bit more.  of course we were all singing along to most of the
songs.  the indigo girls both have just the greatest smiles.


and i want to add a thank you to all of the other listees who take the time
to post reviews of their local shows.  i love to know what they are playing,
etc.
                                                 :-)
                                                                           kim

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date: fri, 12 nov 1999 04:34:46 -0800
from: kristina <andrade@az.com>
subject: [ig-news] bellingham 11/11/99 setlist


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for those who keep track of these things:


bellingham washington
mt. baker theatre
11/11/99


trouble
land of canaan
get out the map
compromise
andy
chickenman (yes)
cold beer & remote control
gone again
airplane
shed your skin
closer to fine
ozilline
power of two
faye tucker
philosophy of loss (amy took the crossword off stage during this song to
work on it, that woman is addicted!)
least complicated
go


- --encore--
ghost
do you wanna touch me (w/ the butchies)
galileo

words can not describe how awesome... sigh. no words. :) their voices live
will never cease to amaze me. *shiver*


k.


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date: sun, 14 nov 1999 04:24:12 -0800
from: hlc <hlc@portal.ca>
subject: [ig-news] interview with amy from "the every other weekly", bellingham


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re-typed without permission by popular demand. all spelling and
punctuation mistakes are mine.


indigo girls
amy ray speaks out on music, motherhood and homophobia.
from: the every other weekly nov. 4 - 17


by amy kepferle


to see folk musicians amy ray and emily saliers on stage is to view a
chemical reaction at work. take the husky alto tones of amy coalescing
with the lilting but potent vocals of emily, throw in a couple of
guitars, a hearty dash of stage presence and breathtaking songwriting,
and the effect is pure alchemy.


as the indigo girls, the acoustic-based goddesses have managed to create
a worldwide following of fans who support their every move. the two have
come a long way since their early days at laurel ridge elementary school
where they first meet.


in 1981, they began playing guitar together in amy's basement. they soon
started playing at open mic nights under the name "saliers-ray" or
"b-band". when emily went to tulane university in new orleans, amy would
head down on weekends and they'd play in the french quarter for tips.
they both eventually transferred to emory university in atlanta, where
they still reside to this day.


in 1985 they adopted the name "indigo girls" and in 1986 they released a
self-tided ep followed by their first full-length album, strange fire.
they signed with epic in 1988
.
fast forward to 1999.  the indigo girls are releasing their seventh full
length album, called come on now social.  they've been touring together
for over 15 years, and although they both keep busy with plenty of side
projects and activist-related activities, the chemistry of the duo
remains solid.


i recently talked with amy ray, and here's what she had to say about the
indigo girls, homophobia and the possibility of her becoming  a mom one
of these days:


amy k: can you tell me a little about come on now social?


amy ray: well, we started recording it in an apartment in london owned
by this man named john reynolds.  we met him two years ago,  during
liliith fair.  sinead o'connor had this great band and we became friends
with all of them. john was playing drums and we just really hit it off.
john said, "come to my apartment and experiment".


that's kind of where the record started. we used all those players. and
we ended up finishing it in atlanta with him.


i'd say it's definitely a progression. there are some songs on it that
are really loud and electric. and then i think there's a lot of songs,
to me, that harken back to our early days. sort of simple melodies and
harmonies and folk stuff. i think it's probably most the diverse record
we've ever done
.
amy k: are you bummed that lillith fair is no more?  do you think the
success of it has opened the doors to other female artists perhaps doing
similar tours?


amy ray.- just on a sentimental level, i really had fun, so that's a
bummer.  but i'm glad that it stopped when it did, because i think it
was the perfect time.  it was great, and it left on a really good note,
and that' s the best way to do something like that because that way our
thoughts are positive and when people think about doing things like
this, they have positive thing to look to.
i think it definitely has opened the doors and given others the courage
to go out and take women for their opening bands.


when i went on lillith and everybody was talking about how scary it was
to do all-female, bills, i was kind of like "ok.  so people are really
worried about that?" i've never been worried about that in my life.


it was eye-opening to realize the pressure people feel about that.i
think it relieved so much of that pressure. i remember in our early days
we were always trying to get on bills opening for people.  if it was a
female artist they didn't want a female opener.  things like that.  how
stupid.


amy k: i know you've spoken out on a lot of different issues -
indigenous environmental activism, free speech, politics, homophobia. do
you think performers have a duty to try to affect change?


amy ray: no, i don't think it's a duty. but i think if you are going to
cash in on a political profile in the media, you'd better know what
you're talking about and be willing to back it up... you know, like with
money and time. all i know is that people should be involved in their
communities. because i spend all my time doing music, that's how i can
be involved. i'm an activist, and music is just one of my vehicles.


amy k: in the spring of 1998, free shows you had scheduled in high
schools in south carolina and tennessee were cancelled due to what the
principals said were objectionable language but what was obviously
homophobia. what was your reaction to this? did the students support
you?


amy ray: the students were great. there were a couple of locations where
the students were so loud in their protests that we immediately
scheduled other shows the same day at all-ages venues outside of the
high school for free. and they had walk-outs, protests, t-shirts that
they painted with special slogans on them that they wore to the shows -
about free speech, censorship, homophobia. it was quite impressive.


amy k: isn't that a scary message to be sending to kids - that if you're
different you don't deserve to be heard?


amy ray: i think there definitely were some kids who agreed with us not
coming. they felt fundamentalist in their values about gay people and
had "love the sinner, hate the sin" kinds of messages. but for the most
part, i think even kids that weren't sure what they thought about being
gay felt like it was really stupid to dampen that voice. i guess kids
are not afraid to confront things, even if they feel differently about
them.


the parents were just mortified that their children would ask us about
our lifestyles. that was the main concern. we had question and answer
sessions at the shows. it cracked my up, because i was like, 'what if
they ask you? what are you going to say?' if they say to you: 'what does
it mean to be gay?' are you going to say 'let's not talk about it'? i
just thought it was a massive miscalculation on the parent's part.


amy k: so instead of celebrating diversity, they were basically just
trying to say it didn't exist?


amy ray: or even just giving the kids a chance to have something
confrontational happen in their life. it also gives the parents a chance
to tell their kids they don't agree with it. at least it broaches the
subject.


amy k: i've seen you and emily perform, and it's obvious your fan base
is true blue. to what do you attribute that - other than the fact, of
course, that you're both amazing performers and songwriters?


amy ray: well, i think we have a great audience, and the audience is
part of the show. it takes both elements. we've been touring for 15
years, or even longer. we try to reinvent ourselves, but we also try to
always do the old stuff. i think we're honest.


i think loyalty comes from people understanding that there's substance
there, rather than being all about hype and image and money. our fans
always pass our tapes down to their younger siblings, and things keep
recycling, which is really great.


amy k: what does it take to keep a musical duo performing together for
so many years? is it a give and take situation?


amy ray: every time we talk about doing side projects we have die-hard
fans who are freaked because they think we're going to split up. i'm
just like, 'no, that's what's keeping us together!" we have a great
relationship and we're really close friends.


we've been through so much together that at this point it's like having
your family with you all the time. we're very different people and i'm
sure she gets more frustrated with me than i do with her. i'm sure.


amy k: why's that?


amy ray: i think i'm just a pain in the ass a lot of times. and she's
not, honestly.


amy k: i think you need a pain in the ass in every group.


amy ray: yeah, i think you do too. but it's kind of rough to be the one
that is. but we're doing great. i think the key has been freedom. she
does what she wants and i'll do what i want and we realize that the sum
is greater than the parts.


amy k: what's your musical inspiration? any favorite album right now?


amy ray: the group that's playing with us in bellingham - the butchies -
they've been really inspiring to me. i listened to team dresch when team
dresch was around. this is like a new band formed with a couple of those
members. they're just great songwriters.


it's really mostly indie stuff. i have my own record label - daemon
records - and so i listen to a lot of the stuff that i put out. i have
this new artist named rose polenzani and another band called three
finger cowboy. and a new hip hop group too, called justin hale, from
atlanta....that's really great.


sometimes press people will be like, 'yeah, but those are the groups on
your label.' and i'm like, yeah, but that's why they're on the label,
because those are the cds i'm listening to. those are the demos that i
got in the mail that i really liked.


and there's a group out of seattle called the murder city devils that i
really like. they've got some cool stuff goin on musically.


amy k: amy, where do you see yourself when you're 40?


amy ray: that's not very far from now. i know the indigo girls - if
we're doing music - we'll be doing indigo girls. it's so weird to be
this old.


i might have a kid. that's kind of where my head's at. in two years, i'm
going to make that final decision about whether i want to or not. i hope
i'm still healthy, to be honest with you. when you hit your 30s, you
start hearing a lot about breast cancer and that kind of stuff. the
things that you appreciate in life is that you're healthy and your
family is healthy.


stock picture of amy and emily, the sitting on the wall one.


cute picture of the butchies with the caption:
"the butchies open for acoustic goddess amy ray and emily saliers -
otherwise know as the indigo girls - on november 11"


cool article huh? me thinks the interviewer is a fan!

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date: sun, 14 nov 1999 16:36:10 -0800
from: simone jarzabek <sljarzabek@hotmail.com>
subject: [ig-news] re: ig shirts, merchandise


[sherlyn's note: this message was originally sent to the indigo
girls mailing list at netspace.org.  for those of you who have
been wondering about the merchandise available at the latest
shows...]


start saving !  t-shirts are $28, sweatshirt is $60, ig dogtag is $10.  a
little shorty zipped black sweatshirt w/tiny ig logo is $45, largest size
was m/l.  3 t-shirts: natural - same as cons cover;  sage - color ig logo
w/sickle; black - ??? on front and tour dates on back.  sweatshirt: plum -
ig on front and cons on back ~ spelled out.  dogtag has ig logo w/sickle.
$3 of each t-shirt are donated to a different cause at each show.


your merchandise reporter,
simone :)

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date: sun, 14 nov 1999 17:37:27 pst
from: julie weise <julieweise@hotmail.com>
subject: [ig-news] denver tix for sale 11/18


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my gf won tix for the 11/19 concert on kbco (the question was "which
musician did emily thank on their first cd album?"  too easy!)and we already
bought tix for 11/18.  due to a lack of money, we would love to sell our 4
tickets for the 18th.  the face value is $36 something each, including
ticketbastard fees.  we're just asking for face value (or somewhere around
there).  please email me if you are interested.


shelley
sstetler@jeffco.k12.co.us


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