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ig-news-digest         sunday, october 1 2000         volume 03 : number 174


today's subjects:
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  [ig-news] indigo sightings     ["s. t. r." <strosenblum@students.wisc.edu>]
  [ig-news] title of amy's solo cd     [robbin love <robbin_150@hotmail.com>]
  [ig-news] indigo sightings     ["s. t. r." <strosenblum@students.wisc.edu>]
  [ig-news] ig article in osu's the lantern   [bonster <bonster@drizzle.com>]
  [ig-news] hte article                       [bonster <bonster@drizzle.com>]


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date: fri, 29 sep 2000 14:14:04 -0500
from: "s. t. r." <strosenblum@students.wisc.edu>
subject: [ig-news] indigo sightings


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


a bunch of people wrote asking me how to get a hold of bust. here's what i
know:


i didn't actually go purchase mine cause i subscribe so, looking at my copy
it says:
available in all barnes and nobles, borders, tower records.
here's an address for bust (it's sort of a glorified zine by the way and
really great, i think.)
bust magazine enterprizes inc.
po box 1016, cooper station new york, ny 10276


[...]


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date: fri, 29 sep 2000 18:57:49 gmt
from: robbin love <robbin_150@hotmail.com>
subject: [ig-news] title of amy's solo cd


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


>from therumour.com:


the indigo girls's amy ray will release her first solo album, stag, in
march. ray will go into the studio with writing partner emily sailers next
summer to work on the next indigo girls record. of her solo effort, she
explains, "it's kind of a punky rock. the solo stuff is less geared towards
harmony. on the last few indigo girls records i'd have rock songs that i
didn't feel were geared towards the harmonies that we do."

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date: fri, 29 sep 2000 09:39:54 -0500
from: "s. t. r." <strosenblum@students.wisc.edu>
subject: [ig-news] indigo sightings


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


indigo girls are mentioned two times in the current issue of 'bust,' a
great publication, by the way. the new album is reviewed and so is the
daemon 10 year video tape thingy. one of the reviews is done by amy's
girlfriend who seems positively devoted to publicizing their sex life.


also, they are mentioned briefy in barbie's queer accessories by erica rand
(a pretty f*cking cool book--if you like barbie dolls and queer
subversions. and who doesn't?)


lastly, there is a whole essay devoted to just what makes amy hot in
"surface tension"


oh-oh, one more, in 'susie sexpert's lesbian sex world they are briefly
mentioned.


now that you all know the entire contents of my library......

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date: fri, 29 sep 2000 13:45:05 -0700
from: bonster <bonster@drizzle.com>
subject: [ig-news] ig article in osu's the lantern


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

for your friday afternoon reading pleasure.


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cd review: indigo girls recycle past hits, pen new songs

updated 12:00 pm et september 26, 2000


by erin weinberger
the lantern
ohio state u.

(u-wire) columbus, ohio -- the indigo girls, amy ray and emily saliers,
will celebrate 15 years in music together with their latest album, "indigo
girls: a retrospective." the album is a 16-track single-disc collection
that features hits from 1985 to 2000, plus "devotion" and "leaving," two
tracks newly recorded for the compilation.


most songs on the album, including "strange fire," "kid fears" and the
ever-popular camp-fire anthems "closer to fine" and "galileo," come from
their late '80s to early '90s albums.


also featured are some unusual choices, such as more recent songs, "get
out the map" from 1997's "shaming the sun," and "go" and "trouble" from
the less successful "come on now social" from 1999.


the new recording of "devotion" is a country-folk tune comprising solid
harmony from ray and saliers. "leaving" highlights the calm, soothing
voice of saliers with ray's harmony in the background. it is a beautiful
song about leaving the comfort of familiar surroundings in order to move
on to new life experiences.


the album is an appropriate selection of the duo's popular hits that show
off both their talent and musical diversity. their harmony is always
perfectly executed and their skills on the acoustic and electric guitar
show pure genius. ray's and saliers' thought-provoking lyrics about love,
loss and making major life decisions are creative and inspirational.


for die-hard indigo girls fans, this album is not a necessity. it is
simply a collection of earlier recordings. it is, however, a great way for
newer fans to learn their older music and become acquainted with their
style.


the indigo girls are involved in many political issues, one of which is
their intense concern for the destruction of native american communities
in the united states.


they begin the 2000 honor the earth tour next month, covering the northern
and western united states. the program funds environmental and cultural
preservation projects and raises environmental awareness, focusing on the
dumping of nuclear waste on native lands and the continuing siege of the
last remaining free-range buffalo herd.


"indigo girls: a restrospective" hits stores on oct. 3.


the tour lineup includes performers such as david crosby, bonnie raitt,
joan baez, indigenous, jackson browne, shawn mullins, vonda shepard and
many more.

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date: fri, 29 sep 2000 13:50:00 -0700
from: bonster <bonster@drizzle.com>
subject: [ig-news] hte article


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


more good reading.


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honor the earth concert takes political activism on tour
friday, september 29, 2000


the indigo girls bring their issue-conscious honor the earth tour to the
huntsman center next friday. voter registration, capital punishment,
american indian rights and the environment are among the concerns of the
politically active group.
by dan nailen
the salt lake tribune


    in a day and age when many musicians' idea of political activity is
picking the proper dress for an awards show, the indigo girls are
unquestionably at the forefront of musical activism.
    not only do amy ray and emily saliers lace their songs with the issues
concerning them most -- environmental degradation, capital punishment and
american indian rights, among others -- but they founded the honor the
earth organization to help fund indigenous grass-roots groups and raise
awareness of american indian issues.
    next friday, the fourth honor the earth tour, featuring indigo girls,
bonnie raitt and indigenous, stops at the huntsman center at the
university of utah. in the past, honor the earth tours have focused on
radioactive contamination of the traditional hunting grounds of alaska's
inupiat tribe and protecting endangered species. this year's edition is
taking on the hot-button issues of the state-sanctioned buffalo slaughter
in montana and nuclear-waste storage on american indian lands,
particularly the proposed site on the goshute indian reservation in
western utah.
    "with the goshute issue, obviously the tribal leaders have made a
decision to lease the land, but the bigger issue is they've been put in
this position by the government, by governmental policy and corporations,
and they're just surrounded by toxicity there," saliers said in an
interview before heading to montana for a whirlwind tour of cities and
tribal reservations. "it's very unfair to then dangle the carrot of so
much money to an impoverished community and expect some of them not to be
tempted. but there are different voices there. we're not taking sides
against the tribal council, we're just saying the [federal] government has
to be responsible for its policies, and this is bad policy."
    the skull valley band of the goshutes agreed to lease private fuel
storage, a consortium of eight electric utility companies, 820 acres of
its reservation land 70 miles southwest of salt lake city to store waste
from about 20 nuclear-power plants until congress opens a permanent
storage facility, currently slated for southern nevada's yucca
mountain. the waste would travel to utah via railroad, and possibly truck,
and be stored in above-ground concrete silos. while environmental groups,
gov. mike leavitt and utah's congressional delegation continue to fight
the goshute storage plan, the facility could open as early as 2003.
    for honor the earth organizers, the goshute nuclear-waste storage plan
goes to the heart of what they are trying to accomplish. the honor the
earth board of advisers consists entirely of american indian activists,
led by program director winona laduke, acclaimed writer and
organizer. honor the earth works through the indigenous women's network, a
coalition of more than 400 activists "working to support the
self-determination of indigenous women, families, communities and
nations," and the indigenous environmental network, a countrywide network
of american indian, grass-roots environmental groups. the organization
also hosts an intensive web site, www.honorearth.org, that outlines its
positions and helps grass-roots groups organize and link up.
    the indigo girls are the public face of honor the earth, acting as the
primary fund-raisers for the group through the honor the earth tours. but
ray and saliers are not simply lending their name to help the cause; they
studiously research the issues and visit the areas where the tours will
focus.
    "we do a lot of research, we get a big packet of information that is a
collection of articles that have been written on both sides of the issues,
and news releases and things that have been written out of the community,
and we make visits and try to keep our fingers on the pulse of what's
going on at all times," saliers said, including the developments of the
goshute deal through the past few years.
    "it's not for me and amy to come in and lobby the people in their own
community. we're supporting the people who don't [want the dump]. we don't
want the dump there. it's just bad policy. we want the nuclear industry to
be phased out. . . . what happens is, we are part of the vehicle that
raises money for some of the groups that go in -- these are indigenous
groups, indian people -- they go in and they help those who are on the
side against the dump organize. so what we do is like tactical assistance
and organization."
    each honor the earth tour features the indigo girls with a rotating
slate of acts sharing their activist leanings. aside from grammy-winning
raitt and the all-american indian rock act indigenous, both appearing in
salt lake city, this year's tour will include jackson browne, david
crosby, joan baez, dar williams, edwin mccain, vonda shepard and shawn
mullins at various stops. the girls must have called hundreds of acts,
saliers said, but it is difficult to get many artists to commit to a
nonprofit tour.
    "it always seems to be a handful of artists that say 'yes,' the same
artists," saliers said. "bonnie and jackson have been doing this since the
'no nukes' record came out in the '70s. they're committed and they're
great. we really tried to get some younger musicians and really popular
groups to do it; it's just hard to get people to commit. so here we are
again, chugging along."
    "chugging along," it should be noted, is something ray and saliers are
happy to do. and with this being an election year, saliers is hopeful the
honor the earth message might reach the citizenry who only pay attention
to political issues every four years or so. the honor the earth shows
certainly qualify as much as political rallies as concerts.
    "the tour is advertised as 'honor the earth,' and people who come
should have been made aware it is politically focused," saliers
said. "it's not just a regular show. we're going to be up there talking
about issues, and we're going to have action tables where people can
register to vote. and there's going to be a special video presentation, so
it's a very different thing."

   at the u.
    the honor the earth tour, featuring indigo girls, bonnie raitt and
indigenous, plays the university of utah's huntsman center on oct. 6 at
7:30 p.m. tickets are $35 and available at all smith's tix outlets.

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