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ig-news-digest          friday, july 7 2000          volume 03 : number 117


today's subjects:
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  [ig-news] update: cleveland, oh  [michael cunningham <mcunningham@pbp1.com]
  [ig-news] re: amy the mommy             ["d. schulman" <dschulman@aol.com>]
  [ig-news] ig video                      [jean moses <sneakyjean@yahoo.com>]
  [ig-news] selling two tix for sat. seattle show  [melissa billings <arrowo]


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date: thu, 6 jul 2000 15:53:43 -0400
from: michael cunningham <mcunningham@pbp1.com>
subject: [ig-news] update: cleveland, oh


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


hkf's,


cleveland show is on sale tomorrow morning and it looks like it will be
reserved seating since that's what the seating chart indicates on tm:


08/13/00  cleveland, oh  nautica stage
on sale: 07/07/00 - 10:00am  (216)241-5555 (local tm)


a+e=ig


mcunningham5@earthlink.net
http://home.earthlink.net/~mcunningham5/indigotour.html
#
http://home.earthlink.net/~mcunningham5/pearljam.html
"and it's fitting... he's barely living...
a day he'll soon forget..."

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date: thu, 6 jul 2000 12:42:21 edt
from: "d. schulman" <dschulman@aol.com>
subject: [ig-news] re: amy the mommy


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


here's the article that quote came from.  the quote is at the end.
dee


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indigo girls: substance before style


.c the associated press


by john rogers


los angeles (ap) - mention the indigo girls' latest cause - boycotting south
carolina until it stopped flying the confederate flag - and one is likely to
provoke a surprisingly nervous chuckle from amy ray.


''i know, it just gets old to people, huh?'' ray laughs after a moment of
equivocating. ''they go, 'there's the indigo girls again. they can't just do
the music, can they?'


''it's like we've got political lesbians stamped on our foreheads,'' jokes
ray of the duo's commitment to sexual freedom, civil rights and the
environment.


these are not positions, she said, that have endeared them to the music
industry. ray and musical partner emily sailers have been nominated for a
handful of grammys, but have won just one, best contemporary folk-music
recording, for their 1989 debut album, ''indigo girls.''


but ray said they had the right - if not an obligation - to speak out about
the flag controversy.


''i'm a southerner, you know,'' she said in a voice that makes it clear that
she is abundantly proud of it. ''i'm fourth-generation atlanta.


''and, yeah, all my friends and i sat around and listened to lynyrd skynyrd
and drank beer with a rebel t-shirt on. 'til i was about 12 anyway. so i
understand that sentiment, i really do. but it's wrong. and you've got to
grow up someday.''


spoken, one notes, like a true indigo girl, whose music is filled with
sweetness and emotional understanding on the one hand and a realization that
it's a hard world out there and everyone should try to make it a little
better.


not that ray is complaining.


''we have a good life, i'd say,'' she said by phone from her georgia home.
she joked that her house in the woods outside atlanta is a place where she
hides during those rare periods when she and sailers aren't on the road.


''the music business gets old sometimes, you just get tired of dealing with
the same stuff over and over again throughout the years, the commercialism,
the
sexism,'' she said. ''but we've had a good life.''


when she's not on tour, ray stays close to home, running daemon, her small
independent record label. sailers is more outgoing, she said, and enjoys
entertaining friends at her restaurant in decatur.


''i'm more of a loner. but if i haven't seen her in about a week, i'll drop
by the restaurant,'' she said.


they met in elementary school more than 25 years ago, after sailers, a
connecticut native, moved to georgia with her family. they grew up solidly
middle class.


''we weren't really friends until we started singing together,'' ray said.
''she was a year ahead of me, and you know how that goes in elementary
school.''


those schoolgirl barriers fell and the indigo girls were born when ray
reached 16 and acquired all the respect and stature that come with a driver's
license.


''we've been through all the things you go through as a family: death.
marriage. people being born,'' ray said.


for a dozen years now, they have chronicled much of it on a series of
generally
well-received albums on the epic label, while building an ever-growing niche
of
fans with almost nonstop touring.


in songs about everything from junkies, bars and life on the road to love,
religion and politics, their music reflects their early influences, from bob
dylan to rem, woody guthrie to the clash, appalachian mountain music and
irish ballads to hard rock and neil young.


what sets the two apart from other duos is the sweet, soaring harmonies they
bring to almost all of their songs; a blending of voices usually found only
among sibling performers.


''emily's family was real musical,'' ray said. ''her dad is this incredible
composer of sacred music and a virtuoso piano player. she's from this, like,
very technically proficient musical family, and i'm from a family that just
loves music.''


though sailers picked it up naturally, ray said she struggled to learn to
play the musical scales. but with help from her older sisters, she persevered,
eventually becoming proficient on piano, guitar and other stringed
instruments.


when they started out, they were too loud for coffeehouses and too
folk-sounding for punk bars. so they found a musical home on the ''fern bar''
circuit.


the ''fern bar'' circuit?


''you know,'' ray laughed, ''those places with all the fake plants where
everybody goes to pick up girls.''


and that was fine, she said, because they only wanted to get big enough to
open
for suzanne vega. when they did that, they started looking around for a gig
far
away from atlanta. ''maybe in maine.'' they did that, too, going on to tour
maine and much of the world, playing with many of their musical heroes,
including young, rem, sheryl crowe, sinead o'connor, the grateful dead and
pete seeger.


what's ahead for the indigo girls?


at 36, ray is thinking about having a baby.


''i can't make my mind up,'' she said. ''my brother has two kids, i have a
sister who has two kids, and i love them all dearly. but it's a big, huge
deal.''


she doubts sailers, who is nine months older, is interested in motherhood for
herself - but maybe for her partner.


''emily's in a serious relationship.''

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date: thu, 6 jul 2000 06:54:31 -0700
from: jean moses <sneakyjean@yahoo.com>
subject: [ig-news] ig video


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


hey all,


don't know if this was mentioned yet, but i found out today that the
live at the filmore video is now due out on august 8th.


jean


=====
jean moses
sneakyjean@yahoo.com

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date: thu, 6 jul 2000 04:30:32 edt
from: melissa billings <arrowofartemis@aol.com>
subject: [ig-news] selling two tix for sat. seattle show


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


i have an extra pair of tix for the july 15 seattle ig show...i'd like to
sell them as a pair, if at all possible, but will consider selling them as
singles.  i'd just like face value for them, which was $70 with the fees and
jazz.


anybody want 'em?  i'm going to be out of town from monday on and need to get
rid of them asap!


please reply to mismonger@aol.com.


thanks!!!


mis

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