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ig-news-digest          thursday, may 4 2000          volume 03 : number 074


today's subjects:
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  [ig-news] boots                                   [aussie.wannabe@juno.com]
  [ig-news] summer tour link                   [carrie <carrie827@yahoo.com>]
  [ig-news] amy interview in this weeks watermark (local glbt paper)  [nancy]
  [ig-news] ig direct emily chat friday  [cara klein <cowsrule52@hotmail.com]


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date: wed, 3 may 2000 16:10:18 -0500
from: aussie.wannabe@juno.com
subject: [ig-news] boots


thank you to everyone who emailed me about the cds.  i just wanted to let
y'all know that they're gone.


have a good day,
chrystal
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it's an online radio station on live365.com.  just click on the link to
listen.


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date: wed, 3 may 2000 07:50:49 -0700
from: carrie <carrie827@yahoo.com>
subject: [ig-news] summer tour link


[sherlyn's note: this message was originally sent to the indigo
girls mailing list at netspace.org.  i won't forward the
article, since it's nothing really new...]


here's the link to the summer tour article from cdnow
yesterday. short text and small picture, then the
schedule as we know (plus the la dates mentioned) and
a few dates listed simply as tba, including one in
between south dakota and iowa.
keeping my fingers crossed it's another close to home
show,
:)carrie

http://www.cdnow.com/cgi-bin/mserver/redirect/leaf=allstararticle/fid=200347


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date: wed, 3 may 2000 22:39:05 -0400
from: nancy lambert <armydillo@mindspring.com>
subject: [ig-news] amy interview in this weeks watermark (local glbt paper)


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


this is a really good interview
the following is taken w/o permission ** naturally! *** and transcribed as
best i can since i can't find it on their web site so please forgive typos.
also, feel free to forward to the news list,


nancy

true believer
indigo girl amy ray is taking time between protests for an extended concert
tour.
interview by jenn gargiulo


for over a decade, the indigo girls have been singing to the hears and souls
of lesbians, teaching us about spirituality and love between women.  my own
personal journey with the indigo girls began ten years ago, when i first saw
them on their self-titled debut tour.  unsure of my own sexuality at the
time, i was fascinated by the show and sensed that i shared something more
than an appreciation of the music with indigos amy ray and emily saliers.


afterwards, my then boyfriend and i got the chance to hang out with the
indigo girls.  this was my first exposure to lesbians.  at that very special
gathering, my eyes were forever opened to the mysticism and beauty of women
and they're expression of love for each other.  i remember it well


competing for amy's attention from across the room, an interrupting dyke
shouted the question: "hey amy, what's your sign?"  without allowing amy the
chance to respond, i quickly snapped back with, "what kind of mythological
crap is that?"  amy's started look warned me that i had just come close to
instigating my first lesbian altercation.


for the past ten years, i've played that meeting over and over in my mind,
always hoping for the opportunity to redeem myself.  i jumped at the chance
when watermark offered me an exclusive interview with amy ray.  calling from
wellesly college outside boston, amy and i talked about the indigo's music,
feminism, motherhood, and astrology.


the indigo girls will perform at the house of blues at downtown disney on
wednesday, may 3, at 8:30 p.m. and at the tampa theatre on friday, may 5, at
8 p.m..


watermark: you've been in washington d.c. haven't you?
amy: i was in dc the past two days, and with emily the day before that


w: what were you doing in dc?
a: we were involved in the protesting about the world bank, and the impact
their policies have on the ecology and on third world countries.  the first
day we played in a big gathering area for a group of people who were
marching.  the next day i stayed and went on the final big march, but we
weren't part of the core organizing group or anything.  it looked like there
were about 20,000 people there, though.


w: is there a reason why the indigo girls aren't involved with the upcoming
millennium march?
a: (hesitating) the equality rocks concert you mean?


w: yeah
a: umm. (long pause)


w: they didn't shortchange you did they?
a: i don't think we got shortchanged, honestly.  i mean, hrc is a group we
don't work with.


w: oh, really?
a: not usually.  i think they do a lot of good work, but i have some basic
differences with them about some of the political figures that they have
supported in the past few years . . . al diamoto being the main one.  he's
very conservative and he's not, to me, a pro-woman political figure.
i support people that support a lot of different issues, and i don't narrow
that down to the one or two things that i'm working on.  i put it all into a
big picture, but at some point i have to ask whether supporting one thing is
fundamentally inconsistent with supporting some other thing.  i really think
it all has to work together.  i don't know if you can be a gay rights
activist without being a feminist, for instance.  and i don't think you can
be a gay rights activist without supporting the effort to stop
globalization.
i think all issues of social justice are interwoven and they work together.
that's my belief system.  i'm a grass roots activist, and i tend to work
well with groups that are based on the grass roots notion of organizing
within communities . . .which some people find radical.
i'm not willing to make compromises.  i think that hrc does some really
effective things.  i think we need them, but its not where i choose to work,
and i think they know that about us (laughs).


w: can you talk a little more about how gay rights and feminist rights come
from the same place?
a: i think social justice issues meld together.  and i believe that feminism
and homophobia are very closely linked.  when you look closely at sexism,
you see that feminists and gay activists are fighting against the same
thing.  it all has to do with limited and outdated gender role
classifications.


w: how does that belief impact your music?
a: let me just say that the reason why we're not played on commercial rock
radio is not because we're gay, it's because we're not the right kind of
woman.  that's sexism! if we were openly gay, and yet also willing to buy
into a male identified world, like some gays and lesbians do, then we would
be played.  that's sexism to me.


w: i see what you're saying . . .
a: it's the same thing when a man who is gay is considered feminine.  first
it's ridiculous that those feminine qualities are considered bad (laughing),
and second he's ostracized more for being feminine than for being gay.


w: like on "will and grace" , where the straight-acting one is considered a
role-model, and the queen is laughed at and looked down on.
a: exactly!


w: i know you had an appendectomy recently.  are you completely recovered?
a: yeah, i feel great.  i also had a ruptured cyst in my ovary, which was
even worse.  it was a long recovery, but i feel a lot better.


w: you're on tour throughout the summer . . . are you planning to book
australia during olympic time?
a: (laughing) no, unfortunately there's too much going on then.


w: didn't you just have a birthday?
a: yep. april 12th.


w: happy birthday.  do birthdays make you think more about the possibility
of having children?
a: yes, as a matter of fact, and i want to.  i told myself that i'd make a
decision within a couple of years, and that i'd do it one way or another.  i
have a lot to think about.  i'm ready on an emotional level, but on a
practical level i still have a lot of things to consider.  i have to look
very closely at it.


w: let's talk about your most recent cd, "come on now social" it's a diverse
recording.  did working with drummer john reynolds and some of the other
folks who were involved in the lilith fair concerts make a difference?
a: yes.  i definitely think that when we take time off between recordings,
we grow and expand.  john was a really good find, and he truly brought out
in an organic way all the different influences we've had - the hard core
sort of folk storytelling influences, and emily's blues influences as well


w: that's what i love about the cd.  it seems that musicians who are best
able to diversify also have the most longevity. like joni mitchell, who's
been getting a lot of recognition lately.
a: she's amazing.  she's like . . .total genius.


w: did she influence you and emily?
a: a huge influence on emily --- not as much on me.  but i can't even grasp
how brilliant she is.  she's just really brilliant musically, and as a
person, too . . . her thoughts and ideas and the way she lives her live.
what a wonderful role model.


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date: wed, 3 may 2000 12:57:53 pdt
from: cara klein <cowsrule52@hotmail.com>
subject: [ig-news] ig direct emily chat friday


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


here is an email i got from the newsletter at indigogirlsdirect! i saw posts
for 1:15 but this says 4:15-5pm est so i guess its 1pm on the west coast?
anway, here is the info! have a great day!!


cara


emily saliers will be chatting online on friday, may 5th (cinco de mayo!)
from 4:15pm to 5:00pm est.  all you need to do is go to the news section of
indigo girls' official site, indigogirls.com, and it will tell you what to
do from there.  if you'd like, you can go now
and pre-submit your questions at:
http://news.indigogirlsdirect.com/cgi-bin/gx.cgi/mcp?p=639qc039qg4ctpc01200mijatij7s


be sure and check out what time 4:15pm est is for you...we wouldn't want you
to miss it!  also, be sure and get there a little early to
secure yourself a spot.

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