lifeblood: listlogs: 2000v03n072-news


ig-news-digest          tuesday, may 2 2000          volume 03 : number 072


today's subjects:
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  [ig-news] 2 tampa tix available     ["danielle d" <janedoe882@hotmail.com>]
  [ig-news] on sale info: ames, ia  [michael cunningham <mcunningham@pbp1.co]
  [ig-news] emily chat                        [denise <jingles31@excite.com>]
  [ig-news] duke show                       ["hhm1@duke.edu" <hhm1@duke.edu>]
  [ig-news] ig article/asheville review    ["<erin tripp>" <gitroop@aol.com>]
  [ig-news] ig in new book!             [flora brown <flora_brown@brown.edu>]
  [ig-news] ccf-setlist and detailed narrative(long)  [megan beene <mbeene@w]
  [ig-news] planet out article         [robbin love <robbin_150@hotmail.com>]
  [ig-news] iowa concerts onsale info          [carrie <carrie827@yahoo.com>]
  [ig-news] ig at red rocks                    [lori ann <liltree@yahoo.com>]


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date: sat, 29 apr 2000 15:18:57 edt
from: "danielle d" <janedoe882@hotmail.com>
subject: [ig-news] 2 tampa tix available


hey everyone,


well, something came up and i am unable to make it to the tampa show on may
5th. i have 2 tickets, they're in the 5th row (row e) seats 11 and 12 in the
center section (section 200). i paid $36 each for them, but i may be willing
to negotiate a price. i'd just like to at least get sometihng for them.
these are great seats and i wish i could go. anyone interested please email
me at shameonu86@aol.com or janedoe882@hotmail.com


thanks,


danielle
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date: fri, 28 apr 2000 10:34:42 -0400
from: michael cunningham <mcunningham@pbp1.com>
subject: [ig-news] on sale info: ames, ia


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hkf's,


found this updated info on tm:


06/27/00 ames, ia  stevens auditorium
on sale: 05/05/00 - 10:00am  (515)233-1888 (local tm)


a+e=ig


"an' though the rules of the road have been lodged
it's only people's games that you got to dodge
and it's alright, ma, i can make it."
                                                        bob dylan

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date: fri, 28 apr 2000 09:38:24 -0700
from: denise <jingles31@excite.com>
subject: [ig-news] emily chat


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>from the official site (http://www.indigogirls.com)
- --online chat with emily


  artistdirect.com will be featuring a chat with emily on may 5th at 1.15pm
pdt. for all the details and a
  chance to submit a question beforehand, check out the artistdirect event
page.--


[...]
denise


"the apathy of time laughs in my face, you say 'each life has its
place'"--vw--es
"rock is cool, but the struggle is better"--go--ar
a+e=ig ;)

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date: fri, 28 apr 2000 21:19:33 -0400
from: "hhm1@duke.edu" <hhm1@duke.edu>
subject: [ig-news] duke show


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[...]


setlist
- ----------
openers:


agents of good roots
michelle malone
(both played about an hour)
     -emily also sang a song w/ michelle


the first three or so are right, and the last one and the encore, but in
between they are out of order, i am sure.  i am almost positive this is
all that was played though (just not necessarily in this order).


michelle malone joined in on some songs, but i do not know which ones.

> mystery
> shame on you
> peace tonight
> reunion
> least complicated
> oziline
> power of two
> jonny rottentale
> philosophy of loss
> faye tucker
> jonas & ezekiel
> closer to fine
> get out the map
> it's alright
> go, go, go
> chickenman
----encores:
> gone again
> love's recovery
> galileo


what else happened at the concert (what was said, etc)
- -----------------------------------
[...]


amy and emily weren't very talkative at this concert but here is some of
what was said/what happened:


- -amy said "so classes are over? when are exams?" a bunch of people
sreamed stuff out and she said something like "never? what kindof a system
are you on?"


[...]


- -they played like one chord of ( i think) least complicated, and then
stopped, and
amy said "that's mever happened before" then she said something like. "emily
just said something funny and sometimes when she says something funny i
just can't stop laughing to play" then she added "it was really funny.
anyway..."


[...]


- -at some point someone was holding up a request sign and emily ( i think?)
said "ah, that one's not on the list tonight" and then (amy?) said "but,
you never know, we might play it." and (emily?) said "yeah. you never
know..." amy said "take something out that you don't want to hear, put in
what you want to hear.  maybe"


- -about peace tonight "now we're going to sing a song about being down by
the river with your friends.."


- -about go, go, go: amy said "i wrote this song when" and then told about the
high schools that didn't want them
to play, and said something about the students there, and said "this song
is for them"


- -evidently toward the end, there were people who kept yelling out galileo and
they finally said "we're going to do that one later."


- -before the last song, they said "okay, here s the moment you've been
waiting for, but first we have a little something to say"
they talked about the bill thats in congress to transport nuclear waste
across the country and trains and trucks to bury it out west, said
clinton had vetoed it, but one of our nc congressmen was going to try
to overturn it.  they urged us to "call, email, or write a letter" (amy i
believe) and then the deadline was very soon, so (emily?) said "write a
letter real quick.  fed-ex it" (or something about fed-ex)

hmm...maybe they did talk a lot? not really, though.


amy wore clunky grey/bluish shoes, a cowboy type hat, a white button down
shirt that looked like it has stripes (?) over some other shirt, and
houndstooth/checkered pants.  emily wore black


that's the report...


[...]


- -h.m

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date: fri, 28 apr 2000 21:38:46 edt
from: "<erin tripp>" <gitroop@aol.com>
subject: [ig-news] ig article/asheville review


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hiya peeps.  here is an article from this weeks mountain express paper, from
asheville, nc.  a pretty lengthy interview with ms. ray. below that is just a
little bit about the show last night... peace :)  oh and please excuse all
typos.  im going fast here and will not take time to worry about my finger
slippage :)


april 26-may 2, 2000
"brave new world- the indigo girls debut a harder sound"
~by cindy burda


the music may be changing, but the message is the same.  so pop in the indigo
girls latest cd, last year's come on now social, and let the first track rip.
yes, rip.
fans who discovered the georgia duo through melodious, ernest- and of course,
acoustic- tunes like "closer to fine" and "southland in the springtime" may
be surprised by this latest effort.  "go," and several other cuts on the
girls seventh full length epic album, have a fresh, cutting edge.  pounding
electric guitars, amatching vocal style and a new backup band mark a dramatic
break with amy ray and emily saliers well known sound.


listen closely, though:  through the din, you'll hear an undeniable call to
femisit action.  there's also a graphic denunciation of the death penalty,
and an ironic commentary on our society's legal drugs:  beer and remote
control.  in other words, classic indigo fare, where the moral of the story
holds center stage.


in a recent phone interview, i asked one-half of the act, amy ray, if 10
years of successful recording and touring had changed- or perhaps refined-
the indigo girls message.


"usually, if i express and activiist perspecive in my music, it's something i
dont really change my mind about", she replies.  "i mean, yeah, writing a
song helps me refine the thought and makes me undersatand my perspective
better.  my terminology has changed alot, though.  i look back aon some of my
earlier songs and the words that i used, and i think, "thats naive, or that's
not right.  there is this song i wrote called world falls and i still feel
the same things i felt when i wrote it.  but there is a line where i say, 'i
wish i were a nomad, or an indian or sant.'  i wouldnt use that terminology
anymore.  it's breaking something down into this really simplified and almost
derogatory language.


"the feeling is so much more complex than that", she continues.  "so i think
maturity makes you change your language over time, probably more than the way
you actually feel about things."


"when i first started singing and playing guitar, i was really young- like
10.  i think i did it because i had feelings i wanted to express.  i dont
think i was intellectually aware of the musicality of it, and i dont think i
was specifically focused on protest music.  i think i was just, like, this is
a good way to express myself, to express these jumbled-up feelings"


i wondered if any of the 10-year old amy songs had survived.


"god no!" she says laughing.  "nothing survived before, like, age 19 or 20.
the really early stuff is just bad, honestly.  now, some of emily's early
sutff is really good.  we havent put any of it on records, but i have tapes
of it.  it's kinda spooky.  maybe she'll go back to it someday. "


though ray freely admits she's much better as an indigo girl, both she and
emily have plans for solo work and outside collaborations.  what direction
will ray's work take?


"punk.  definitely punk"


really?


"yea, really.  im already recording some of the stuff.  as a solo artist,
that just tends to be the direction i go in.  very different from indigo
girls," she admits.


so who helps ray fulfill her darker visions when she's playing hooky from her
famous band?


"well, im recordding with a lot of bands, with a lot of my friends.  for
instance, ive been recoreding with this punky band from durham, the butchies."


given the leap from soulful strumming to punk, i wondered if she has worried
at all about tainting her image as a grammy-winning folk singer.  as it turns
out, that image seems to have been more hinrace than help to the indigo girls
in recent years.


"were experiencing a real backlash aganst womens music in my industry right
now.  we used to enjoy a lot of support from commercial, alternative radio.
but after all that lilith fair stuff, they really went this completely other
way.  they fell their demographic is really male.  we put out this fock
single last month, and not one of those commercial alternative stations is
willing to play it.  and they said it: becuse we are indigo girls.  were
women. and our image isnt right.  it's sexism- and also the corporatization
of the radio, stemming from the telecommunications act of 1996, that just let
stations merge and become really corporate."


dont worry about the girls yielding to the winds of change, just yet though.
ray mentions that she adn emily will be going the acoustic route for the
upcoming asheville show.  cons songs will be featured, of course, albeit
without the back up band.  so if you're a die-hard devotee of the classic
indigo gound, you wont be disappointed.


but those who crazve a preview of ray's forthcoming work wont have to wait
long.  she's hosting a five-city tour to celebrate the 10th anniversary of
her independent label, daemon records.  ray and several other daemon artists,
plus the butchies on loan from mr. lady, will appear at asheville's be here
now on saturday, may 27.


lucky asheville: the old and the new within two months- and just a few city
blocks"
~~~~~~~~~~~
well there you have it.  can you tell i got lazy with the capital letters? :)
the show was outstanding, as to be expected.  michelle just gets better and
better each time i see her as well.  michael lorant was there and played
several songs with ig too.  i do have one complaint, however.  it seems as
though more and more the crowd is getting louder.  sometimes i cant even hear
them b/c the crowd sings so loudly, and i feel like they are constantly
straining trying to sing over the audience.  seriously.  oh well.  i guess
it's part of being good.  regardless, still a beautiful show.  i was blessed
to have heard emily sing philosophy of loss solo, on her guitar.  amy also
played a new solo acoustic song.  i cant remember much of it, but she did
these little shouting things during the chorus.. was pretty good!
here are some of the songs, in no particular order (courtesy of erin's
memory..)
poloss
amy's new song
gone again
galileo
wood song
c2fine
cold beer and remote control
go
ozillene
andy
chickenman
land of canaan (ahh em's solo will never get old!)
thin line
jonas and ezekiel (well yah)
least complicated
it's alright
shame on you

seemed rather short.. im sure im missing a couple here.  and i was like,
what!?  no ghost or power of two?  eeek!  oh yea and michelle played strength
for two and emily sang and played it with her.. ahh.. heavenly.  i do wish
she'd get more air-time.  she blows me away...

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date: sun, 30 apr 2000 21:44:52 -0400
from: flora brown <flora_brown@brown.edu>
subject: [ig-news] ig in new book!


check out "i know just what you mean: the power of friendship in women's
lives" by ellen goodman and patricia o'brien (simon & schuster, 2000) -
there is a very large chunk devoted to amy and emily.  the section about
the indigo girls (specifically, their relationship with each other, based
around an interview) begins on page 199 (and runs until 205, and also
includes a picture).


except for a very small misprint ("blood fire" instead of "blood and
fire"), i think that this section is extremely well-written and insightful
- - (and, although i've only skimmed the rest of the book, it seems as though
it would make a great mother's day/any other occasion gift.) is this the
first time that a and e have been thoroughly acknowledged in a book?! wow!
enjoy!!!
peace, flora


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date: mon, 1 may 2000 02:39:35 -0400
from: megan beene <mbeene@wesleyancollege.edu>
subject: [ig-news] ccf-setlist and detailed narrative(long)


[sherlyn's note: this is an excerpt of a message which was
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netspace.org.]


hey! well, i went to ccf last night, and it was awesome! heard some stuff i
never ever thought i'd hear and met some cool people from this list and from
the epic bbs. so, here's the setlist followed by a somewhat detailed
description of the wonderful time i had:


least complicated
shame on you (with michelle malone, hereafter called mm)
peace tonight
ozilline (with mm)
southland in the springtime (with sheila boyle, hereafter called sb)
i don't wanna know (with mm)
power of two
go
hammer and nail
gone again (with mm)
coldbeer and remote control
chickenman (with mm and michael lorant~ml)
closer to fine (with mm, sb, ml, and ml's son joey, a wee baby of about 4
months~ how cute!!!!)


encore:
thin line (with ml and mm)
kid fears (with shawn mullins)
galileo


[...]


okee dokee...the audience sang along with pretty much all the songs, except
maybe a couple of the slow ones. having mm and co. there seemed to give amy
tons of extra energy, and she was having lots of fun jumping around and
being her wonderfully charismatic amy self.  emily was also terribly
cute...making her concentrating faces and having fun with the crowd. they
really loved that the crowd was so into it, and so it gave them tons more
energy for performing.


[...]


megan (o:,'

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date: mon, 1 may 2000 21:42:46 gmt
from: robbin love <robbin_150@hotmail.com>
subject: [ig-news] planet out article


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found this article on the planet out site today:


indigo girls - amy ray and emily saliers

known in lesbian and women's music circles for years, the popularity of amy
ray and emily saliers -- the indigo girls -- has continued to
grow thanks to the heartfelt passion of their music and their devotion to
touring and activism.


while their music touches on everything from faith to fidelity,
this brave duo will always be known as a bold and popular
part of our own community.


for the past ten years, the indigo girls have been writing
inspiring songs with an unabashedly honest point of view,
creating an instantly recognizable sound and earning a
singular place in american music. their music cradles you in
the palm of its hand and then shakes you to your senses
again and again. they've built a large and loyal following of all
ages with live performances that are as up-close and personal
in a stadium as they are in a small club.


amy and emily have bravely and faithfully committed 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 -- creating a presence and impact outside
conventional boundaries of the music world.


their appearance at the 1993 march on washington dispelled
any doubts about their ties to the glbt community. while
gradually acknowledging it, the folk rock duo had been
blending activism with musicality for years.


the indigo girls were signed to epic records in 1988 and their
major label debut, indigo girls, was released in february 1989.
that album went double platinum and earned amy and emily
the 1989 grammy award for best contemporary folk group.


the two had been singing together since high school and had
been friends for many years before that. they never courted
the major labels, but simply struck out on their own,
self-releasing their first single in 1985 while still students at
emory university in atlanta, and putting out their first album,
strange fire, two years later. playing the indie circuit, the
girls wound up selling two million copies of their debut album
simply by singing it the way they felt it. in that respect, the
atlanta-based duo has not changed.


(epic reissued that certified gold disc in 1989 with an
additional track, the indigos' cover of the youngbloods' "get
together.")


when indigo girls was released, amy told an interviewer: "we
never expected to be on a major label and we're a little
nervous about it. we'll more or less function the way we
always have. no matter how many people we play for, it's
always been important to reach each one of them. that isn't
going to change."


in 1993 amy and emily went on a "ten-dollar tour" of small
clubs, with all tickets and t-shirts priced at ten bucks. in
1995, and again in 1997, they embarked on a series of benefit
concerts called the honor the earth tour. organized on behalf
of indigenous environmental activists, the tour included visits
and performances on tribal reservations from arizona to
alaska.


in 1998 amy and emily initiated the suffragette sessions
tour, a loose, left-field amalgamation of female artists that
amy described as "a socialist experiment in rock and roll." the
participants included gail ann dorsey, lisa germano, lourdes
perez, kate schellenbach, jane siberry, jean smith, josephine
wiggs, and thalia zedek. for the third year in a row, the duo
appeared this summer on a series of lilith fair dates around
the u.s. and in canada. their participation in this festival of
women's music has been particularly meaningful, as emily
says, "because we are a part of an event that reflects
women's growing role and visibility in the music business."


the indigo girls' achievements are impressive. over the
course of the past ten years they have sold over seven million
albums worldwide -- one double platinum disc, three platinum,
and four gold -- and earned six grammy award nominations.


their latest effort, come on now social, reveals the inner and
outer dimensions of a journey that has ushered amy and emily
into a "bolder than normal," highly provocative album. love
songs and battle cries intertwine with grave social
commentary, narrative, and "good fun."


in april 2000 the indigo girls shared a gay and lesbian
american music award (glama) for producer of the year with
john reynolds, their collaborator on the cut "trouble," from
the come on now social album.


amy especially related to reynolds and his fellow musicians'
celtic background, with its direct kinship to the appalachian
music she loves: "it's just like tapping into a source that's
endless." the diverse experiences of the other players --
bassist clare kenny and accordion player carol isaacs --
similarly influenced the indigos' sound, culminating in an album
that feels redemptive, simultaneously calm and explosive.
"the lyrics and the music react to one another," says amy.


================
i am a problem child/i've been wild all my days/all my anger and my rage/my
senses said it would lead me astray/i said go go go/raise your hands/raise
your hands high/don't take a seat/don't stand aside this time/don't assume
anything/just go go go  --a. ray

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date: mon, 1 may 2000 13:12:28 -0700
from: carrie <carrie827@yahoo.com>
subject: [ig-news] iowa concerts onsale info


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i just talked to the box offices for both the ames
show and cedar rapids show.  both shows go on sale
this friday 5/5 at 10 a.m. central.  you can get
tickets at all ticketmaster outlets, or at the box
offices.  the cedar rapids show isn't listed on the
ticketmaster website yet, but the woman said tickets
are $35, reserved seating.  amesfor more info you can
call the box offices
stephens auditorium, ames (515) 294-2479
paramount theatre, cedar rapids (319)398-5211
[...]
:)carrie


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date: mon, 1 may 2000 19:43:01 -0700
from: lori ann <liltree@yahoo.com>
subject: [ig-news] ig at red rocks


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don't know if this has made the list yet, but the
girls will be at the red rocks amphitheater in denver,
co on july 9.  tickets go on sale saturday.


l:ori

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